Most Viewed Lists on Ranker http://www.ranker.com Top Ranking lists, Most Popular Lists, Most Visited Lists http://ranker.com/img/skin2/logo.gif Most Viewed Lists on Ranker http://www.ranker.com Top Ranking lists, Most Popular Lists, Most Visited Lists <![CDATA[The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching]]> //www.ranker.com/list/underrated-current-tv-shows/evan-lambert

Some of the best shows on TV right now in 2018 are criminally underrated and not watched by nearly enough people. Sure, you've heard of How to Get Away with Murder, Empire, Game of Thrones, and all those other great, popular shows. But have you heard of Wentworth? Better Things? Didn't think so. Here to solve this very pressing problem is this list of unknown or underrated TV shows you should be watching right now, if anything just to shake things up a bit. Be sure to also watch the best shows ending in 2018 before it's too late! 

Some of the shows on this list are fairly standard genre shows like crime thrillers and supernatural tween romcoms, but each of the television series listed here are uniquely memorable and entertaining. Why aren't people watching? The shows may have a bad time slot or maybe people feel these are shows where nothing happens. However, many of these shows are actually critically acclaimed and beloved by a small group of loyal viewers. It's truly amazing and baffling that these shows have managed to fly under the radar, but once you read about these underrated series you should be watching, maybe they'll gain at least one new fan.

Looking for some new TV show suggestions for this coming Saturday night? Maybe check out that Gillian Anderson thriller that everyone's been talking about over in Britain. (Hint: It's not The X-Files.) Or maybe you can keep it light and watch some adorable current underrated shows on the CW, like iZombie or Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. There are so many under the radar TV shows out there that deserve more viewers and more buzz. If you're looking for a good Netflix and chill show, why not try some of these underrated gems? 

Go on and celebrate underrated television by voting up your favorite shows with cult followings!


The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching]]>
Sun, 23 Sep 2018 06:41:23 PDT //www.ranker.com/list/underrated-current-tv-shows/evan-lambert
<![CDATA[The Best Movies of 2017, Ranked]]> //www.ranker.com/list/best-movies-of-2017/ranker-film

Hilarious comedies, thrilling superhero movies, smart horror films, and engaging dramas comprise the very best movies of 2017. Receiving critical acclaim and earning millions of dollars at the box office, the best 2017 films are also some of the greatest movies of all time. What is the best movie of 2017?

Superhero movies like Wonder Woman and Spider-Man: Homecoming are just a few of the best movies this year. When it comes to 2017 sequels, John Wick: Chapter 2 and The Fate of the Furious both gave audiences hours of entertainment. This list of the best 2017 movies also includes sleeper hits, like Get Out and Split, as well as highly anticipated movies, like Dunkirk and Alien: Covenant

Vote up the films you think are the greatest movies of 2017. Feel free to add any good 2017 movies that are missing.


The Best Movies of 2017, Ranked]]>
Sun, 23 Sep 2018 02:31:28 PDT //www.ranker.com/list/best-movies-of-2017/ranker-film
<![CDATA[The Best New Original Shows on Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon]]> //www.ranker.com/list/best-original-series-streaming-on-netflix-hulu-amazon/ranker-streaming

With so many great original series currently streaming on Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu, we gathered the best new original shows since 2015. Our list of the highest rated Netflix original shows, Hulu originals, and Amazon original series of the past three years is ranked by viewers from everywhere, so make sure you vote up the best new original series on television. What is the best new original TV show from Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon? 

In the last few years, TV has moved from networks and cable to online streaming platforms, like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon. The three big video streaming sites has produced many bingeworthy original series. Must watch shows on Netflix include Stranger Things, Ozark, and the Marvel series. For the best new Hulu originals, check out The Handmaid's Tale and Difficult People. New Amazon original shows, like Goliath and Sneaky Pete, prove that quality television can be found almost everywhere. 

Vote up the best new original TV shows streaming on Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon and feel free to add any new original series missing from the list. 


The Best New Original Shows on Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon]]>
Sun, 23 Sep 2018 07:01:23 PDT //www.ranker.com/list/best-original-series-streaming-on-netflix-hulu-amazon/ranker-streaming
<![CDATA[The Best (Male) Actors Working Today]]> //www.ranker.com/list/the-best-actors-working-today/bustermcdermott

The best actors working today include Hollywood legends, Academy Award winners and many of the top up and coming actors in the world right now. These talented and beautiful men grace the big and small screen with brilliant performances in our favorite movies and TV shows and do it really, really well. There's no question that many of these top current actors, if they aren't already, will long be remembered among the best actors of all time.

For many of these best male actors, being part of Hollywood's elite is nothing new as they've been starring in our favorite titles for many years. The likes of George Clooney, Jack Nicholson, Morgan Freeman, Anthony Hopkins, Al Pacino, Daniel Day-Lewis, and Christopher Walken, among other popular actors, have been around for decades and lost little of that spark that made them favorites.

Moving into a slightly younger crowd, many of these best current actors are quickly becoming legendary as they continue to see success. Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Leonardo DiCaprio, Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling, and Johnny Depp are not just all hot, but among the best Hollywood has to offer today. But there's another generation of young actors looking for their turn in the spotlight too with up and comers like Aaron Paul, Michael Fassbender, Chris Hemsworth and Henry Cavill all on track to be the next big thing.

How do you compare the newcomers and the veterans to the greatest actors of all time? However you rank them, do so below on this list of the best actors working today!


The Best (Male) Actors Working Today]]>
Sat, 22 Sep 2018 23:31:53 PDT //www.ranker.com/list/the-best-actors-working-today/bustermcdermott
<![CDATA[The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time]]> //www.ranker.com/list/greatest-musical-artists-of-all-time/ranker-music

When VH1 polled fellow artists to name the greatest artists of all time, it seemed like a good idea---but in reality, the list was truly flawed. According to them, Coldplay is better than Pearl Jam, Mariah Carey is only greater than six artists, etc! Not to mention other impactful artists were left off of the list. So I thought that maybe we try the countdown one more time, only this time with the perspective of true music fans...YOU..

This list will begin in no particular order, you will see some names that didn't appear in VH1's version, no artist appears on the countdown twice, and the order is not my personal opinion (I personally think Bob Marley is the greatest artist of all time). If you don't like how the list looks, you have the power to change it. This list includes some of the greatest female vocalists of the past 10 years, and many of the best rock bands and artists of all time. Many of them are in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame - and some will be, eventually.

So many questions will be answered with the voting results on this list. Nirvana or Pearl Jam? 2Pac or Biggie? The Beatles or the Rolling Stones? Mariah Carey or Whitney Houston? Is Michael Jackson still the King or is Elvis the true immortal? Is Madonna still the undisputed Queen of Pop? Does anyone rock harder than Hendrix? Are Jay-Z and Beyonce the most powerful couple in music history? It's up to you to decide!
The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time]]>
Sat, 22 Sep 2018 18:41:51 PDT //www.ranker.com/list/greatest-musical-artists-of-all-time/ranker-music
<![CDATA[The Greatest Albums of All Time]]> //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-greatest-albums-of-all-time

This is a list of the greatest albums of all time, created and ranked by music fans worldwide. Music is as subjective as any art form, but most people can agree that there are works that rise above the rest and go down as the best albums of all time, regardless of their genre. This is not a list of your "favorite" albums, but a list of the "greatest" albums. Whatever your musical tastes, vote and rank the albums you think had the most impact on music, the most influence on culture and other musicians... the greatest relevance to their genre. From Diamond-certified albums to the most popular albums ever, this list has them all.

If you see an album that should be listed here, be sure to add it! And to really impact this list's order, rerank it to add your own version of how these albums should be ranked. 

So what are the best albums ever? How about the top albums of all time? Vote now!


The Greatest Albums of All Time]]>
Sun, 23 Sep 2018 06:03:24 PDT //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-greatest-albums-of-all-time
<![CDATA[The Most Beautiful Women of All Time]]> //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/most-beautiful-women-of-all-time

List of the most beautiful women of all time: ranked not on talent or accomplishments, but on looks alone. This is a test to see if the so-called "wisdom of the crowd" will actually be able to determine who the most beautiful woman of all time is. If you'd like to rank these women on more than their beauty, consult The Best Actresses in Film History list. This list does not only include the prettiest current actresses, but the most beautiful women in history.

So, who is the most beautiful woman ever? Of course, that woman may very well be a total unknown, but since it's impossible to list every woman who's ever existed, and one is less likely to rank people they don't know, this list will obviously be restricted to people who've achieved a fair level of celebrity. A "fair level of celebrity" is defined by being famous enough to have a profile page on Wikipedia or IMDB. Historical figures are accepted IF pictures of them are generally accepted as accurate. Add your own suggestions and this should hopefully be an ever expanding list.

These ladies are the top of the list in the conversation for sexiest woman ever and prettiest woman in the world. These are the hottest women of all time, definitely in the top 10 most beautiful women ever.
The Most Beautiful Women of All Time]]>
Sun, 23 Sep 2018 05:53:59 PDT //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/most-beautiful-women-of-all-time
<![CDATA[The Best Singers of All Time]]> //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/20-greatest-singers

Who are the best singers of all time? That's a tough question to ask. This list includes many of the greatest vocalists ever, from all genres of music. Whether it's the incomparable, late, great Whitney Houston with her extraordinary pop and R&B tones or rock icons like Freddie Mercury from Queen, Jim Morrison from The Doors or John Lennon and/or Paul McCartney from The Beatles, this list spans decades of incredible musicians. What singers do you feel are the greatest of all time? What are some of the greatest voices in music? Vote for your favorites, vote down any you don't like and feel free to rerank this list your way.
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Vote: The Best Rock Vocalists

Putting together the top singers in music history is a tall order. Everyone has an opinion. Some might lean more toward rock vocalists as their personal favorite (think Ann Wilson, Stevie Nicks and Mick Jagger), while others might prefer excellent pop or R&B vocalists like the late Michael Jackson, Ray Charles, or even Stevie Wonder, James Brown or Aretha Franklin.

Rank: The Top Female Vocalists of the Last Decade

Country musicians could also easily be included on this list. Musicians like Johnny Cash and Keith Whitley gave new meaning to great vocals with outstanding country songs. Female country artists, including modern era vocalists like Carrie Underwood could also be included. If country's your thing, vote and add away!


The Best Singers of All Time]]>
Sat, 22 Sep 2018 23:32:35 PDT //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/20-greatest-singers
<![CDATA[The Top Metal Albums of All Time]]> //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/shreddits-top-metal-albums Shreddit's top metal albums include some of the best and most classic extreme metal albums ever made. For casual fans, some of these album titles might be new, but they're certainly worth checking out. Longtime fans, however, will likely instantly recognize several of these albums, and realize that they are from some of the greatest heavy metal bands of all time. This is where the votes come in: Cast your votes up or down, based on your own personal opinions. You can also add any of your favorites that might not be listed, and of course, you can (and should) re-rank this list of Shreddit's favorite metal albums any way you want. From the doom metal of bands like Sweden's Candlemass to albums by the "stoner" metal band Sleep, the albums listed here reflect the diversity of the metal genre. Again, these are some of the best heavy metal albums you've possibly never heard, but they are all worth your time to track down. Interested in other heavy metal-related lists? Check out and vote on these lists of the best female hard rock/metal guitar shredders, the best screamo bands of all time and the best overall metal guitarists and guitar teams.
The Top Metal Albums of All Time]]>
Sun, 23 Sep 2018 00:32:25 PDT //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/shreddits-top-metal-albums
<![CDATA[The Coolest Actors Ever]]> //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-coolest-actors-ever

As movie fans, we like to think of our favorite actors as being larger than life. With all of the coverage that these stars get, these cool customers know how to function both on and off the screen. Often times we think of our favorite actors as being fairly close in personality to our favorite characters to whom which they portray. Obviously it's impossible for them to be a lot like their famous portrayals, but that doesn't mean that these guys aren't cool. In fact, most of these guys epitomize what cool is. Beginning with actors like Humphrey Bogart and Cary Grant during the Golden Age of Film, the best leading men have had a certain aura about them. James Dean, Marlon Brando and Steve McQueen are other actors who are considered some of the coolest guys ever.

More recently, tough guy actors like Bruce Willis and Daniel Craig mix brains with brawn in their iconic roles as John McClane and James Bond each. While they each exemplify a different kind of cool, people are still attracted to these actors because this coolness factor. These actors of the guys who you'd want to hang out with, talk shop and maybe down an adult beverage or two with.

Vote for who you think is the coolest actor ever. If you don't see a name on this list and the actor is cool, feel free to add a name to the legendary list of the coolest people history


The Coolest Actors Ever]]>
Sat, 22 Sep 2018 23:32:05 PDT //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-coolest-actors-ever
<![CDATA[The Best Actresses in Film History]]> //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-best-actresses-in-film-history

The best actresses ever are ranked here in this list of the best actresses in film history. These are the greatest actresses ever to appear on the silver screen - female only (to vote on both genders, check out this list of the greatest film actors and actresses). These women were part of some of the greatest movies of all time (or were perhaps the reason they were the best movies ever), with countless Academy Awards between them.

What are the qualities of the best actresses of all time? Is it the raw emotion they show, the parts they choose, their acting methods, or simply their effortless charm and charisma? There's no denying some of these amazing actresses belong on the list of the hottest celebrities of all time, but behind the 1000 watt smiles lies the talent that defines generations of actresses.

Who is the best actor of all time? Is it a classic actor like Katharine Hepburn, a comedic genius like Tina Fey, a stunner like Catherine Zeta-Jones, or a method actor like Meryl Streep? There are so many choices for the greatest movie actress ever that you may have a hard time choosing just one (although you can vote for as many of the actresses on this list of the greatest actresses ever as you want). If your favorite leading lady isn't on the list, make sure to add her so others can vote for her to receive the title of best actress in film history.
The Best Actresses in Film History]]>
Sat, 22 Sep 2018 23:32:20 PDT //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-best-actresses-in-film-history
<![CDATA[The Best Cartoons of All Time]]> //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/my-favorite-cartoons-of-all-time

There have been many fantastic animated TV shows throughout the history, but which ones are the best? Some people think that cartoons are just for children, but there are many that have frequent themes that even adults will enjoy. From classic animated series like "Looney Tunes," "The Flintstones," and "The Jetsons" to the modern day hits of "The Simpsons" and "South Park," there are many great cartoons available. Both classic cartoons and current animated series make this list of the best cartoons of all time. For anime, check out these lists of the best anime series and the best superhero anime of all time..

The cartoon was created during the silent movie era as a short that was shown before movies. They gained even more popularity when the talkies came around, most notable of these were made by the Walt Disney company and Warner Bros with "Merry Melodies" (which later became "Looney Tunes"). With the invention of the television, cartoons and animated programs finally found a realm in which to flourish.

This is a list of the best cartoons of all time, including series that are long gone and ones that are still going today. Vote up your favorite or make your own version.

 


The Best Cartoons of All Time]]>
Sun, 23 Sep 2018 06:51:43 PDT //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/my-favorite-cartoons-of-all-time
<![CDATA[The Best Female Vocalists Ever]]> //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-female-voice-ever

List of the best female singers of all time, ranked by music fans and casual critics like you. Who are the greatest female vocalists ever? This list includes all the famous female singers from Aretha Franklin to Stevie Nicks to Christina Perri – those great women in music who have topped the charts for decades. Both solo singers and famous frontwomen in bands are among those on this list, as it is their voices to focus on here, not just their careers.

Vote: The Greatest Women in Music, 1980s to Today

This list of the top female singers are both living, like Adele and Madonna, and long gone, like Nico and Amy Winehouse, though their albums and singles continue to sell to loyal and new audiences. Vote up those great female voices you think should be at the top of the list, and vote down those who you think come in a bit flat. Click "rerank" to make a list of your own!

Rank: The Best Singers of All Time


The Best Female Vocalists Ever]]>
Sun, 23 Sep 2018 01:51:48 PDT //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-female-voice-ever
<![CDATA[Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame]]> //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/musicians-who-belong-in-the-rock-and-roll-hall-of-fame

Update:  Nirvana, Peter Gabriel, KISS, Hall and Oates, Linda Ronstadt and Cat Stevens were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as part of the class of 2014. Each new crop of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees brings with it with it a good share of controversy. Who is most deserving of being in the Rock Hall of Fame? Vote for the bands and musicians that you think most belong in the Rock and Roll HOF, or make your own ranked list of the rockers who have been left out of the Rock Hall

This list collects artists that Ranker voters and listers think belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but who are not currently inducted. Remember, bands and musicians are only eligible for induction 25 years after the release of their debut album, so popular acts from the late '80s, '90s or '00s would not yet be eligible. Don't suggest them!

Check out more lists like the worst albums created by the best artists, badly aged rock stars and celebrities who took their own life

Musicians Who Belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame]]>
Sat, 22 Sep 2018 23:31:51 PDT //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/musicians-who-belong-in-the-rock-and-roll-hall-of-fame
<![CDATA[The Most Beautiful Women In Hollywood]]> //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-most-beautiful-women-in-hollywood

The most beautiful women in the world are a great mix of sexy TV actresses, singers, models, and more, but the one thing they all have in common is that they are all gorgeous. Who are the prettiest movie stars in Hollywood? 

Featuring women who are famous for being pretty, like Scarlett Johansson, Amber Heard, and Jessica Alba, as well as women who are beauty icons, like Monica Bellucci, Marilyn Monroe, and Audrey Hepburn, this list of attractive females include living and dead celebs.

Which celebrities are the most beautiful? Vote on the hottest celebrities to move them up the list, or rerank the list to customize a list of your own. Don't see your favorite celebrity girls or the sexiest female actors on this list? Be sure to add them.


The Most Beautiful Women In Hollywood]]>
Sat, 22 Sep 2018 23:42:14 PDT //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-most-beautiful-women-in-hollywood
<![CDATA[The Best George Strait Songs of All Time]]> //www.ranker.com/list/best-george-strait-songs/meme-dude

List of George Strait songs, ranked from best to worst by the Ranker community. One of country music's most prolific artists, Strait has 26 studio albums to his name, with the earliest dating back to 1981. 26 of his albums have gone platinum, and making him one of the best selling country musicians of all time. Even if you don't listen to country music, you've probably heard his very famous "All My Exes Live in Texas." All of Straits's singles are included here, but real fans know there are other awesome songs to vote on other than his radio hits. Music videos and audio videos are included next to each track name, so if you haven't heard a song you can listen to it right here on this list. Is one of your favorite George Strait songs missing from this poll? Add it to the list so it has a chance to rise to the top.

Songs here include everything from "Give It Away" to "I Saw God Today." If the order of this list bothers you, then start a revolution by creating your own version and re-ranking it. Simply click the "Rerank List" button and you can put the songs in whatever order you like.
The Best George Strait Songs of All Time]]>
Sat, 22 Sep 2018 16:11:23 PDT //www.ranker.com/list/best-george-strait-songs/meme-dude
<![CDATA[The Funniest People of All Time]]> //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/comedians

The funniest people of all time are a mix of actors, comedians, and even a few people who probably didn't start off trying to be funny. Included in this list of people vying for the title of funniest person ever are the funniest stand-up comedians of all time and the funniest actors and actresses ever. One thing's for sure: these funny actors and comedians are at the top of their ha ha games and could make most people laugh 'til they pee.

The funniest people ever include actors like Will Ferrell and John Belushi, comedians-turned-actors like Bill Cosby and Eddie Murphy, and general funny people like George Carlin and John Cleese. While ranking a funny person is completely subjective, the folks on this list of funny people are undeniably hilarious. The real question is: who is the funniest person ever?

This is your chance to decide! Vote for the funniest comedians and actors and help decide once and for all who the funniest person alive or dead really is. If your favorite funny person isn't on the list of the funniest people ever, make sure to add them so others can revel in their hilarity.
The Funniest People of All Time]]>
Sat, 22 Sep 2018 23:32:02 PDT //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/comedians
<![CDATA[The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch]]> //www.ranker.com/list/best-tv-shows-to-binge-watch/ranker-tv

Bored? Not anymore! These are the best TV shows for binge-watching. The greatest television shows in the world are ranked here as a sort of TV guide for marathoning shows. You can binge watch past seasons of programs currently airing to catch up to speed. You can also binge watch recently ended television programs to experience the entire show without the wait between seasons. And the best TV shows of all time don't just have to be watched on, well, television.

Binge-viewing is the way all the cool kids watch the top TV shows these days, as Netflix and Hulu and HBOGo take us away from our remote controls and onto our computers. And if these must-see TV shows aren't on the web, this list contains the best TV series available on DVD or Blu-Ray. These are the best shows to marathon during a weekend or all summer long. From classic comedies to Emmy-nominated dramas, this list of the greatest shows in history not only answers the question "What are the best TV shows on Netflix?" but also "What shows should I watch this summer?"

From the best late night comedy shows to the greatest dramas on TV, these are the series you should be binging on. The best shows to marathon will keep you clicking episode after episode -- just don't forget to eat and sleep while you do it. Now, check out the TV shows to watch below.


The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch]]>
Sat, 22 Sep 2018 23:32:14 PDT //www.ranker.com/list/best-tv-shows-to-binge-watch/ranker-tv
<![CDATA[The Best Actresses Working Today]]> //www.ranker.com/list/best-actresses-working-today/carlybobarly

List of the best actresses working today, ranked. This list includes many of the greatest actresses in film history, but more importantly, focuses on modern female movie stars and TV actresses. Today, Hollywood features a new crop of popular and respected young actresses who command strong female roles that hold their own on the big and small screens. Current actresses are more talented than ever before.

While many of the talented women on this list are among familiar favorites (Meryl, Tilda, Glenn...), others are not quite yet household names, even if they have been nominated for - or even won! - Oscars for their performances. This list includes the top female actors who have had starring roles in the last few years, both in film and TV (like Homeland star / Emmy award winner Claire Danes) and should give you a good idea of the top 100 actresses who are in the business these days. 

The recent performances of these women have been widely acclaimed, even if their individual films or works were otherwise ignored. Vote up those actresses who you believe have contributed the most to the presence of strong female characters in film and TV, and be sure to add any who we missed...


The Best Actresses Working Today]]>
Sat, 22 Sep 2018 23:31:51 PDT //www.ranker.com/list/best-actresses-working-today/carlybobarly
<![CDATA[The Best Anime Series of All Time]]> //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-anime-series-all-time

You love anime but what tops this list of the best anime series ever made? Top anime series include shows like Death Note, Attack on Titan, and so much more. Plus, with so much new anime debuting each year, the list of best anime will only grow. The blanket term "anime" in the US can refer to any animation originating in Japan, and specifically differentiates a few aspects of Japanese animation from more Western styles. For example, the top comedy animes can be be much more explicit in their humor. This includes the Japanese propensity to feature adult themes and stories in animation, as opposed to Western "cartoons" aimed primarily at children, as well as the exaggerated, fantasy-oriented and colorful style of Japanese animated visuals.

Anime can refer either to animated films or TV series, furthering the confusion. (Anime is often incorrectly used to refer to Japanese comic books as well. These are actually known as "manga," though many anime series are based on or inspired by popular manga.) Check out the best anime of 2014 for newer recommendations!

Anime TV series first found popularity outside of Japan in the 1980s and have continued to find larger and larger audiences in the West. A number of anime shows originating in Japan - such as Cowboy Bebop or Dragon Ball Z - have found enthusiastic audiences for dubbed versions in English speaking countries. (Pokemon, a series inspired by Nintendo's blockbuster series of video games, has been an ongoing hit franchise in both Japan and the US.) The anime style has grown so popular in the US, it has stared to significantly influence the style and aesthetics of American animation. Shows such as Avatar: The Last Airbender, Afro Samurai and Samurai Jack have borrowed heavily from anime in terms of pacing, subject matter, and design.

This list collects the best Japanese anime TV series of all time. American series that have been influenced by anime, such as Avatar: The Last Airbender, are not included. Forget a top 10 anime list- ours has over 200 entries!

 


The Best Anime Series of All Time]]>
Sat, 22 Sep 2018 23:32:32 PDT //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-anime-series-all-time
<![CDATA[The Best Rock Vocalists]]> //www.ranker.com/list/best-rock-vocalists/rockboy

The best rock vocalists of all time are the frontmen of our favorite rock bands or those solo artists whose voices are some of the best ever. These talented men and women of rock could easily captivate audiences with just their vocals. Their voices set them and their bands above the rest and define them as the best rock singers of all time. List includes both men and women. 

To be included on this list, the vocalists must be primarily known for their association with rock music and (obviously) must have a great voice. That really doesn't narrow down the many greatest rock singers in recent rock music history, though a certain few stand out as above and beyond all the rest. Greats like Robert Plant, David Bowie, Steve Perry and Neil Young come to mind, as do icons like Bono, Mick Jagger and Bruce Springsteen.

While there are many notable vocalists of today's rock music, arguably many of the best rock vocalists of all time are those from earlier generations. Elvis Presley, Freddie Mercury from Queen, John Lennon from The Beatles, Jim Morrison from The Doors and Bob Dylan are only a few of some of the best rock vocalists ever but also some of the most influential singers of all time. Freddie Mercury especially had an amazing voice and was ranked second only to Mariah Carey by MTV for the best voices in music ever.

A perfect combination of range, power, articulation and control is needed to become one of the greatest vocalists of all time. All of those can be taught but the natural ability to have that golden voice, as all of these great rock vocalists possess, is nothing that can be learned. Have a favorite rock singer that we missed? Think one vocalist should be above another? Want to put these singers in your own order? You can do all that and more be voting on, re-ranking and adding rock vocalists below! Rock on!
The Best Rock Vocalists]]>
Sat, 22 Sep 2018 23:32:16 PDT //www.ranker.com/list/best-rock-vocalists/rockboy
<![CDATA[Anime You Wish Was Streaming on Netflix]]> //www.ranker.com/list/anime-you-wish-was-streaming-on-netflix/ranker-streaming Although there are a lot of anime titles currently streaming on Netflix, there are so many titles that fans wish the service would pick up. Anime with a lot of episodes like Naruto and Dragonball Z are perfect for Netflix, as they're easy to binge watch and provide us with endless hours of entertainment. Which anime do you want Netflix to start streaming? Vote on the titles below so your opinion will be heard. If your favorite isn't on the list, then add it to the bottom and see how many other people will vote on it!

Anime You Wish Was Streaming on Netflix]]>
Sun, 23 Sep 2018 05:21:23 PDT //www.ranker.com/list/anime-you-wish-was-streaming-on-netflix/ranker-streaming
<![CDATA[The Best War Movies Ever]]> //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/top-war-movies

This list ranks the best movies about war, battles, and military conflicts. These films recreate some of the most significant events in world history from a variety of perspectives and with a variety of purposes and intentions. Some top war films attempt to recreate as realistically as possible the events they depict, either from an omniscient perspective permitted by historical study or from the point of view of the soldiers and civilians involved in the conflict itself. Ridley Scott's Black Hawk Down, for example, was both praised in its time and heavily criticized for bringing a "you are there" sense of realism - and little outside or cultural perspective - to a recreation of the Battle of Mogadishu. The best war movies of all time differ widely in their handling of the subject matter, but they all strike a chord with viewers now and in the time when they came out.

Some of the greatest war films use war as a backdrop to look at larger issues - such as man's inhumanity to man or the crippling impact of post-traumatic stress - or just as a meditation on war itself. Still other films like Glory and Band of Brothers examine the personal drama of a few individuals, and mine it for larger insights about the meaning of war and the impact that violence has on individual human lives.

Finally, some war films - particularly those made during the classic Hollywood era - are simply adventure films with war providing a compelling setting and situation. The Great Escape, for example, remains a classic not because of its grand ideas about the nature of war, but because it is a ceaselessly entertaining spectacle. No matter what type of film, there's no denying that these are certainly the best war movies ever.

Vote up your favorite war films to move them up the list, and if your favorites are not yet represented, make your own version of the list and add them!


The Best War Movies Ever]]>
Sat, 22 Sep 2018 23:31:54 PDT //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/top-war-movies
<![CDATA[The Best Movies Based on Books]]> //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-best-movies-based-on-books

List of the best movies based off books, voted on by cine-bibliophiles everywhere. Many movies are based off of books but whenever a new movie based on a book comes out there is an endless amount of whining about how Hollywood isn't original and why can't they write their own stories? That's simple, it's because these amazing stories are already written and Hollywood has the means to bring them to life, and some times they do it better than even your imagination thought possible. This list looks at the films based on the books - novels, literature, or nonfiction - that made you want to reread the book, started endless "which was better the movie or the book" debates, made you squeal with delight that you pictured it that way in your head, and just blew your frickin' mind.

What are the best movies based on books? Vote on the top movies based on books and share this with your friends to get their opinions, too!
The Best Movies Based on Books]]>
Sun, 23 Sep 2018 04:11:26 PDT //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-best-movies-based-on-books
<![CDATA[The Greatest Actors Who Have Never Won an Oscar (for Acting)]]> //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/greatest-actors-who-have-never-won-an-oscar

There are many actors who haven't won an Oscar. For 95 percent of the acting population, there is probably a good reason they haven't taken home one of film's most prestigious honors. Only two actors per year can win either the Best Actor or Best Supporting Actor Oscars, leaving eight other nominees with nothing. And all of the other actors in the biz out in the cold.

But does the Academy always get it right? There are plenty of actors who haven't won an Oscar despite the fact that they’ve turned in amazing performances. Whether it’s due to stellar competition, bad luck, or an out-and-out snub, some artists have never gotten the recognition they deserve.

Johnny Depp, Edward Norton, and Brad Pitt are all big draws at the box office who haven't received the same respect of the Academy that they have from audiences. While they've all been nominated for Oscars, they've never taken home the big prize. Other top actors without Oscars include Liam Neeson, Robert Downey, Jr.. Matt Damon, Joaquin Phoenix, and Michael Fassbender. This list of Hollywood celebrities who have no Academy Awards also includes black actors, like Will Smith, and famous classic stars, like Peter O'Toole and Cary Grant. How these people never won an Oscar will always be a mystery! 

There are a surprising number of big name actors who haven't won an Oscar. It's up to you to determine which of these men is the greatest.


The Greatest Actors Who Have Never Won an Oscar (for Acting)]]>
Sat, 22 Sep 2018 23:31:50 PDT //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/greatest-actors-who-have-never-won-an-oscar
<![CDATA[The Greatest British Actors of All Time]]> //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/greatest-british-actors-of-all-time

This list of the greatest British actors of all time has been ranked by fans of the films and TV shows in which these men have starred. What is it about British men that makes them so magnetic on the screen? Is it their sexy accents? Their distinguished demeanors? Whatever the case, there are many top British actors and great English actors who have achieved fame, success, and won many awards worldwide.

British actors like Daniel Day-Lewis and Ben Kingsley are considered to be some of the greatest actors of all time. This list includes British male actors from the United Kingdom of Great Britain, including England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. Who are your favorites among these best British actors? Vote them up, or click rerank below to make a list of your own.
The Greatest British Actors of All Time]]>
Sun, 23 Sep 2018 01:11:35 PDT //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/greatest-british-actors-of-all-time
<![CDATA[The Best Musical Movies of All Time]]> //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/top-20-best-musical-movies-of-all-time The best musical movies of all time, ranked by fans and critics. This list include both the best original musical movies and those adapted from stage musicals and other materials. Musical films have a long tradition in cinema, dating back to the 1930s, when musical soundtracks were played alongside otherwise silent pictures. Since the 1950s and 60s, popular movie musicals such as Singin' in the Rain, Mary Poppins, and The Sound of Music have been favorites of children and adults alike.
The Best Musical Movies of All Time]]>
Sat, 22 Sep 2018 23:31:49 PDT //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/top-20-best-musical-movies-of-all-time
<![CDATA[The Greatest American Novels]]> //www.ranker.com/list/best-american-novels/ranker-books

List of some of the best American novels from classic writers, like Nathaniel Hawthorne, to more modern names, like Stephen King, with room for the list to grow. There is an option to add your favorite American novels to the list if yours is not already on there.

The list asks the question, "What is the best American novel?" with novels from William Faulkner, Toni Morrison, Philip Roth and Nathaniel Hawthorne, plus many more that have written great American novels since then. More modern American novels are included, such as The Road by Cormac McCarthy and The Stand by Stephen King, which may be more familiar.

American novels can represent the spirit of the age in the United States during the time it was written or the time it was set in. The American novel is written by those who are knowledgeable about the state, culture and even the perspective of those during that time.

Some of these best American novels may have also been on the reading curriculum in school, like Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe, The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien or To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Be sure to vote not just on your favorite authors, but on your favorite novel of all time, as some authors may be listed twice for other novels that are considered the best.

The Greatest American Novels]]>
Sat, 22 Sep 2018 07:01:28 PDT //www.ranker.com/list/best-american-novels/ranker-books
<![CDATA[The Best New Kids Movies Since 2015]]> //www.ranker.com/list/best-new-movies-for-kids-since-2015/ranker-film

If you're looking for the best movies to watch with your kids, this list of new children's films is for you. Featuring the best kids movies released in 2015 and on, our ranking of family friendly films includes a variety of movies safe and fun for younger audiences. What is the best new kids movie from the past few years?

Looking for the newest Disney and Pixar movies? Inside Out and Zootopia are two of the best movies both kids and adults can enjoy. Other animated movies children will love are Minions, The Secret Life of Pets, and The Lego Batman Movie. For family friendly live-action movies, check out Goosebumps and Monster Trucks

Vote up the best new movies for kids and feel free to add any new and popular children's movies missing from the list. 


The Best New Kids Movies Since 2015]]>
Sun, 23 Sep 2018 06:51:26 PDT //www.ranker.com/list/best-new-movies-for-kids-since-2015/ranker-film
<![CDATA[The Top Country Artists of All Time]]> //www.ranker.com/list/top-country-artists-of-all-time/samantha-dillinger

One of the most distinct and popular American art forms is country music. The origins of country music began in mostly rural areas as simply a person's words sung over an acoustic guitar. From that simple formula rose folk heroes who eventually became cultural icons. The top country music artists of all time are some of the most revered figures in music history. This poll of the greatest country musicians spans from classic country to contemporary country music - from Nashville to Texas.  

The biggest country artists have had their lives immortalized both in their records and in film. Johnny Cash is a prime example of a country artist who has appealed to people from every walk of life. On top of the 2005 movie made about him, the Man in Black released 55 albums and six albums, working tirelessly until his death in 2003. Willie Nelson is one of the living legends in country music. He continues to tour and entertain fans throughout the country even as he get older. He loves touring and fans loves going out to see him sings his vast catalog of hits. 

There are a lot of great names on this Ultimate List of the Top Country Artists of All Time. Many of these musicians are extremely popular with fans and critically acclaimed. So it's up to you to decide who deserves to be named the best country music artist ever.
The Top Country Artists of All Time]]>
Sun, 23 Sep 2018 05:41:41 PDT //www.ranker.com/list/top-country-artists-of-all-time/samantha-dillinger
<![CDATA[The Best Wedding Dress Designers]]> //www.ranker.com/list/best-wedding-dress-designers/jessica-lawshe

Calling all brides-to-be! We know you have a ton of decisions ahead of you. Number one: the dress. But where do you even start? Relax! We're about to make it so much easier with our list of the best wedding dress designers.

You've been planning your dream day since you were little. You first imagined the groom (or bride) and next, you imagined the dress. Whether your dreams were of big, puffy, princess, short, off-shoulder, pink, mermaid, or A-frame dresses, our list has a designer that does exactly what you need or want for your dream day. 

Of course we all know the big names in wedding dresses: Vera Wang, Monique Lhullier, Oscar de la Renta, and Atelier Pronovias. But smaller names like Sarah Seven, Ivy & Aster, and House of Mooshki all offer beautiful bridal style. And they're all listed here for you to vote on!

So if you're planning your wedding day, or just dreaming about it, check out our list of the top wedding dress designers to pick the bridal fashion brand that best suites your tastes. Vote up the designer that you want to wear when you walk down that aisle!
The Best Wedding Dress Designers]]>
Sun, 23 Sep 2018 07:11:23 PDT //www.ranker.com/list/best-wedding-dress-designers/jessica-lawshe
<![CDATA[The Tastiest Trader Joe's Products]]> //www.ranker.com/list/best-trader-joes-products/amylindorff

Trader Joe's, aside from being a brand that gives you the most bang for your buck, is a magical grocery store-land filled with delicious treats, both well known and hidden. The privately held chain was founded in 1958 and hasn't stopped creating incredible specialty products since. Everyone has their favorite Trader Joe's items, but which of their products are the absolute best?

From Cookie Butter to Charles Shaw, Trader Joe's doesn't disappoint. While you probably don't buy your produce here, TJ's is the go to stop for fun, though probably not essential, grocery items. Their sweet treats, frozen meals, and unique snacks will spice up your life and satisfy almost any craving.

What are the must have products from Trader Joe's? Cast your votes below, and add any essential Trader Joes original products (i.e. no Clif Bars, even though you can buy them there) that you can't live without that aren't already on the list. Items should be under the labels Trader Joe, Trader Jose's, Trader Giotto, Trader Joe-San, Trader Ming, etc.
The Tastiest Trader Joe]]>
Sat, 22 Sep 2018 21:11:16 PDT //www.ranker.com/list/best-trader-joes-products/amylindorff
<![CDATA[The Best Current Female Singers]]> //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-female-singer-of-the-year

The best female singers currently performing and making some of the best pop songs of 2018 could easily be among the best of all time without contest. Including new female artists who are rising stars in music, these are the most talented female singers in the world (and some of the most successful female musicians as well) here for you to rank from best to worst.

These women represent some of the women who have sold the most albums, female singers with the most awards (including women who have won Grammys), female vocalists with incredible vocal ranges, and just some of the most talented women in entertainment. Some of these top female singers, like Florence Welch, are just becoming exposed to a wide audience, while others like Adele and Taylor Swift are known around the world for their vocal talents.

Featuring young pop stars, famous artists, black vocalists, and more, this list has it all! 

Who are the greatest female singers today? Which women are the best vocalists? Are the best female singers today the most popular girl singers ever? These are tough questions we'll attempt to answer with this list of the best current female singers. If your favorite female singer isn't on the list, make sure to add her so she can contend for the #1 spot as the top current female singer.


The Best Current Female Singers]]>
Sat, 22 Sep 2018 23:31:59 PDT //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-female-singer-of-the-year
<![CDATA[The Most Trustworthy Celebrities in the World]]> //www.ranker.com/list/most-trustworthy-celebrities/celebrity-lists

Trust: the belief that someone or something is reliable, good, honest, effective, etc. When it comes to celebrities, do any really fit that bill? Are there still any truly trustworthy famous people these days? Sure there are! Some celebrities are awesome! From Hollywood actors and popular musicians, to TV personalities and the best athletes in sports, the well-known individuals ranked on this list are the most trusted big names in town.

Who is the most trustworthy celeb? Which famous person would you tell all your secrets to? Or let babysit your kids? Of the celebrities on this poll, which do you think has the fewest skeletons in their closet? People like Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, Denzel Washington, and Brian Williams are pop culture fixtures that just seem downright trustworthy.

These aren't the people who'd ever end up on a celebrity scandals list, or be accused of a horrible crime. They're the celebs and famous folk that audiences and fans see as honest, good people who happen to be ridiculously famous. 

As Billy Joel once sang, "it's always been a matter of trust." So help us trust you. Vote on and rerank this list of the celebrities you trust the most. The ones you'd do trustfalls with in any corporate conference room anywhere on earth. Trust us, you won't regret it.


The Most Trustworthy Celebrities in the World]]>
Fri, 21 Sep 2018 10:43:39 PDT //www.ranker.com/list/most-trustworthy-celebrities/celebrity-lists
<![CDATA[The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History]]> //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-greatest-film-actors-and-actresses-of-all-time

The best actors and actresses of all time, male and female, ranked by film fans worldwide. This list of greatest actors and actresses attempts to answer the question "Who are the best actors of all time?" by incorporating the views and opinions of all members of the Ranker Community. Keep in mind, as you vote or add a top actor or actress you see missing, that we are rating these actors on their body of work, not just what they have done recently! Some of the greatest actors of all time have not necessarily acted in a project in the past 5 years, but they still deserve to be on this greatest actresses and actors of all time list.

Top actors and actresses in films are judged by their acting ability and their mastery of roles that they have played over the years. Many of these great actors have videos of their best roles for you to view so you can refresh yourself on the best works of your favorite actors as you consider your votes for top thespians of all time. Nominate your picks for the top actors & actresses by making a list of your own. Then come back to the Master List and vote up your favorites!

For lists separated by gender, check out our lists of the best actors of all time and the best actresses in film history.
The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History]]>
Sat, 22 Sep 2018 23:32:40 PDT //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-greatest-film-actors-and-actresses-of-all-time
<![CDATA[The Best Psychological Thrillers of All Time]]> //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-best-psychological-thrillers-of-all-time

A list of the best psychological thrillers of all time, ranked by fans who may or may not be trying to mess with your head! Though a variety of definitions for the "psychological thriller" genre have been offered, there is no universally accepted set of guidelines. In general, psychological thrillers integrate personal character elements into mystery and suspense films, essentially toeing the line between a dramatic character study and the sort of plot structure you'd expect from a detective movie. With that in mind, what do you think are the best psychological thriller movies? Could some even be considered the best thriller movies ever?

Many psychological thrillers resemble traditional thrillers or suspense films, only with a personal, internal antagonist rather than a traditional movie villain. (For example, Repulsion or The Conversation, in which the plot is moved forward by the main character's growing paranoia and madness.) In many films of this type, the solution to the main character's conflict comes in the form of altering their perspective or discovering some buried truth about themselves and their past, rather than winning a fight or battling an opponent.

Many psychological thrillers play around with the main character's back story, or make use of an unreliable narrator. Films like Christopher Nolan's Memento present the audience with one perspective on the story, and then generate suspense by showing the ways in which "reality" contrasts to this perspective. (This sometimes, but not always, results in a "twist" or surprise ending based on the difference between the main character's perception and that of outside observers.) Several Alfred Hitchcock movies utilize this technique, particularly movies like Spellbound and Marnie, in which the story concerns a character becoming mentally well after years of madness and confusion.

This list contains the best thriller movies of all time. It is open and vote ranked, so be sure to vote for your favorites and add any other movies that may be missing at the bottom of the page. Got an opinion on great thriller movies? Vote for your favorite psychological suspense movies ever! And, if you love scary material, check out this list of the best current crime shows as well. 


The Best Psychological Thrillers of All Time]]>
Sat, 22 Sep 2018 23:31:49 PDT //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-best-psychological-thrillers-of-all-time
<![CDATA[The Top Female Country Singers]]> //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/top-female-country-singers

Some of the biggest selling and most popular singers in country music are women. With their heartfelt lyrics, strong vocal range, and magnetic personalities, these female country singers are many country music fans' favorite vocalists. While many artists on this list are established icons, like Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton, and the late June Carter Cash, others are newer to the genre. Some have even crossed over, finding audiences in the pop and rock worlds,, including women country singers Carrie Underwood, Faith Hill, and top selling female singer of all time Shania Twain.

Many of the legends of the country genre are ladies who helped paved the way for the today's top female country singers. Women like Patsy Cline, Tammy Wynette, and Lynn Anderson are responsible for early hits that made lasting impacts for other girl country singers. As some of the foremothers of country music, they are considered to be not only the some of the top singers from a lyrical and popularity standpoint, but also due to their importance in making it culturally acceptable for country music to accept females in the usually male-driven industry.

Vote for who you think should be considered the best female country artists on this Ultimate List. There are so many of the most recognizable ladies in country, so you really can't go wrong with whomever you deem to be the greatest women of country music.
The Top Female Country Singers]]>
Sun, 23 Sep 2018 07:11:30 PDT //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/top-female-country-singers
<![CDATA[The Best New Shows That Have Premiered Since 2015]]> //www.ranker.com/list/best-new-tv-shows-since-2015/ranker-tv

With so many great TV series currently airing, we narrowed down the best TV shows since 2015. Our list of the highest rated shows of the past three years is ranked by viewers from everywhere, so make sure you vote up the best new series on television. What is the best new TV show? 

Featuring new HBO shows, Hulu originals, critically acclaimed miniseries, and more, the best recent TV shows include Westworld, Stranger Things, The Handmaid's Tale, Better Call Saul, Mr. Robot, American Crime Story, and Atlanta. Netflix's Marvel series are easily considered to be some of the most bingeworthy shows today, while Showtime's revival Twin Peaks is commonly known as the show to watch now in 2018. From comedies to dramas and horror to sci-fi, this list of great TV shows of the past three years has something for everyone. 

Vote up the best new TV shows and feel free to add any new series missing from the list. 


The Best New Shows That Have Premiered Since 2015]]>
Sat, 22 Sep 2018 19:41:22 PDT //www.ranker.com/list/best-new-tv-shows-since-2015/ranker-tv
<![CDATA[The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made]]> //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-greatest-animated-series-ever-made

The top animated series of all time include some of the best TV shows ever to flicker in your living room (or on your computer screen as time has gone on). The greatest cartoon series ever include cartoons from every decade of television's existence and is here so you can vote for the best animated series ever on this list of the best cartoons

TV animations like Family Guy and Simpsons are also considered to be some of the funniest animated comedies of all time as well. If you've missed out on these top rated animated shows, you can watch them on Netflix, Hulu, and other streaming sites. 

What are the best cartoons of all time? The greatest serial cartoons ever painted on acetate include classics like Looney Tunes, anime series like One-Punch Man, and modern day classics like South Park and King of the Hill. This list is a consensus of popular opinion on the ultimate ranking of awesomeness. Writing or artwork, these good series stood out in a pack of cheap, uninspired marketing tools. Real storytelling or actual humor, rank the best cartoon shows of all time and add them to the list. If you see something missing, add it!

 


The Greatest Animated Series Ever Made]]>
Sat, 22 Sep 2018 23:32:09 PDT //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-greatest-animated-series-ever-made
<![CDATA[The Greatest Film Scores of All Time]]> //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-greatest-film-scores-of-all-time

This list contains greatest movie themes and scores ever recorded, chosen by the Ranker community. (NOTE: This list is for film SCORES, the instrumental music from movies. We also have a list of The Greatest Movie Soundtracks, designed for collections of songs taken from films.) These are the most iconic, memorable themes and collections of background music ever.

Film scores also include dialogue and special effects. This means you should rank the film scores on how important you think they were in delivering the atmosphere the film was trying to achieve?
 
The Greatest Film Scores of All Time]]>
Sun, 23 Sep 2018 06:31:50 PDT //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-greatest-film-scores-of-all-time
<![CDATA[The Best Video Game Franchises of All Time]]> //www.ranker.com/list/best-video-game-franchises/ranker-games

If someone asked you what the greatest video game franchise of all time was, how would you answer? If you grew up in the 80's and 90's, classic franchises like Mario, Sonic, Final Fantasy, and The Legend of Zelda might appeal to you more. However today's gamers have insanely good franchises to sink their teeth into as well, including Grand Theft Auto, God of War, Halo, Deus Ex, and so much more. This list takes your opinion into account, rather than sales, popularity, and reviews, so vote for your favorite game franchises no matter how mainstream or highly-rated they are. All genres are included here, whether it's a RPG, platformer, first person shooter or an adventure game.

You can add any franchise that's missing to this list of the greatest game series of all time, as long as there have been 3 or more games in the franchise so far. That means we're not including games like Minecraft, League of Legends, and DotA


The Best Video Game Franchises of All Time]]>
Sun, 23 Sep 2018 07:11:36 PDT //www.ranker.com/list/best-video-game-franchises/ranker-games
<![CDATA[The Best Actors in Film History]]> //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-actors

The best actors ever are ranked here in this list of the best actors in film history. These are the greatest actors ever to appear on the silver screen - male only (to vote on both genders, check out this list of the greatest film actors and actresses). These gentlemen were part of some of the greatest movies of all time (or were perhaps the reason they were the best movies ever), with countless Academy Awards between them.

What are the qualities of the best actors of all time? Is it the raw emotion they show, the parts they choose, their acting methods, or simply their effortless charm and charisma? There's no denying some of these amazing actors belong on the list of the hottest male celebrities, but behind the 1000 watt smiles lies the talent that defines generations of actors.

Who is the best actor of all time? Is it a classic actor like Marlon Brando, a comedic genius like Charlie Chaplin, a double-threat like Clint Eastwood, or a method actor like Daniel Day Lewis? There are so many choices for the greatest movie actor ever that you may have a hard time choosing just one (although you can vote for as many of the actors on this list of the greatest actors ever as you'd like). If your favorite leading man isn't on the list, make sure to add him so others can vote for him to receive the title of best actor in film history.
The Best Actors in Film History]]>
Sat, 22 Sep 2018 23:32:24 PDT //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-actors
<![CDATA[The Best Female Authors of All Time]]> //www.ranker.com/list/best-female-authors/ranker-books Some of the most powerful, influential women in history were authors, writers, and poets. What better way to make your point, affect the world around you, inspire other women to fight for their dreams. or even just simply put your stamp on the world than to have your writing published. Who are the best female authors in history?
 
The female authors featured on this list have gone down in history as the absolute greatest women writers. Many movies have been made either from some of their works, or even based on their lives and what shaped them as a writer. This list of the best female authors has been ranked by the community. Vote up the female authors you think are the best and see how your favorites rank.
 
This list features the best female authors of all time, many of whom wrote best-selling books that are still considered classics today including, Gertrude Stein, Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte,  Agatha Christie, Maya Angelou, Flannery O’Connor, and Kate Chopin. If the female writer you think is the best isn't already on the list, add her below.
The Best Female Authors of All Time]]>
Sun, 23 Sep 2018 00:31:28 PDT //www.ranker.com/list/best-female-authors/ranker-books
<![CDATA[The Best Qualities in a Man]]> //www.ranker.com/list/best-qualities-in-a-man/samantha-dillinger

List of the most desirable traits in men, qualities that women want from men and look for in possible male partners. This list will help men in understanding women because the items on this list have been voted on and ranked by the public. The best qualities in a man are important to consider when choosing or seeking a mate and even when beginning a friendship. The best qualities in men are similar to the best qualities in a person, but tweaked for qualities a man should have.

When it comes to meeting new people, it's important to consider how their qualities and personal traits align with your own; there's no sense in forging a relationship with someone who doesn't share your values and qualities. This list of the top qualities in a man is meant to sort out the good qualities a man should have and list them in order of the most important qualities for men to have.

Some people would say that the best quality a man can have is her patience or her nurturing skills. Others would argue that a man's best quality is her independence or free spirit. When considering the qualities to look for in a mate, many different traits will come into play, but the qualities in a man nearer to the top of this list of the top qualities in a man are some of the basic qualities to look for in a boyfriend or mate.

What is the best quality a man can have? What are the most important personality traits in men? What are the top qualities a good man has? Defining the top qualities for men is highly subjective and will change from person to person, but this list of the greatest qualities for men to have seeks to take opinions from a variety of users and compile them into one list highlighting the best qualities in men. If you see an essential quality for a man to have isn't listed, feel free to add it to the list and make sure to vote for the essential qualities for a man to have.
The Best Qualities in a Man]]>
Sun, 23 Sep 2018 03:51:28 PDT //www.ranker.com/list/best-qualities-in-a-man/samantha-dillinger
<![CDATA[The Most Rewatchable Movies]]> //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/what-movies-can-you-watch-over-and-over-again--v1 There are some movies that I always stop at and watch if I see them on TV or I can put in the DVD player and watch when I'm board and never get tired of. I'm sure you have the same movies. They may be your favorite movie or they're just that good. I'll start and you add to the list. What movies - theatrical releases, made for TV, direct to video, holiday special, whatever - have the highest rewatch value for you?
The Most Rewatchable Movies]]>
Sat, 22 Sep 2018 23:51:58 PDT //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/what-movies-can-you-watch-over-and-over-again--v1
<![CDATA[The Best Female Anime Characters]]> //www.ranker.com/list/best-female-anime-characters/ranker-characters

List of the best female anime characters. These are some of the most powerful anime characters who are attractive, intelligent, or simply formidable. Feminists will love these strong anime characters. From ferocious females to lovely vampire anime ladies, they’re all here in this list of the best female anime characters found on TV and in film. Along with all of the anime girl names, you'll see which TV show or film they appeared in, their powers and abilities and the illustrator who created them. You'll find plenty of anime girls with red hair, blonde anime girls, raven-haired, and even blue-haired anime girls.

Did you know that anime is a relatively old medium? It has, cool anime characters have been around since the early 1900s, although anime as viewers enjoy it today didn’t begin to hit the mainstream until around the 1980s. Some of the original anime programs, including “Dragon Ball” (which began airing in 1986), had more male leads than female, but they paved the way for the best anime women that you know and love today. One of the most popular anime programs, “Sailor Moon,” began airing in 1995, and it featured female anime leads almost exclusively.

Today’s great female anime characters are known as such for a variety of reasons. Some, including C.C. from “Code Geass,” are mysterious and humorous. Others, such as Motoko Kusanagi from “Ghost in the Shell,” are powerful yet sexual. In fact, many of the sexiest anime characters are so hot because they are powerful. Whatever characteristics these best female anime characters have, however, they’re always one thing -- memorable.

This list includes the best female anime characters in history. From the strong to the cool and the sweet, these anime female characters have earned their places on the list thanks to their long-lasting popularity. Which one of these popular anime characters are your favorite? 

 


The Best Female Anime Characters]]>
Sat, 22 Sep 2018 23:42:17 PDT //www.ranker.com/list/best-female-anime-characters/ranker-characters
<![CDATA[The Best Animated Films Ever]]> //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/top-50-greatest-animated-films-of-all-time

The best animated movies of all time are an assortment of animated movies that rank among the best movies ever made. While the characters might be brightly colored and possess abilities most real people could only wish to ever have, the stories and imagery speak to everyone and have set these movies up to become the best animated films ever.

Far from simply being movie versions of cartoons, these are movies with some of the best characters, most compelling stories, and some of the overall most memorable movies in the history of cinema. With great animated movies, the sky's the limit (literally, for characters in movies like The Incredibles and WALL-E) for the story being told. Many of these top animated and cartoon movies are comedies with a message (like Toy Story) while others are heartbreaking dramas (like The Lion King). There's no story that can't be told through these amazing animated films.

What are the best animated movies ever? What makes one animated film better than another? What is the greatest animated film? There are many varied answers to what makes good animated movies (story, characters, animation style), but there's no question that these are some of the best animated movies ever made. If you don't see your favorite animated movie on the list, make sure to add it to the list of the greatest animated films so that it might become someone else's favorite animated film someday.

Not all animated films are for kids, but if you are looking for some more animated and live-action kid friendly fare, check out the best movies for children.


The Best Animated Films Ever]]>
Sat, 22 Sep 2018 23:32:04 PDT //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/top-50-greatest-animated-films-of-all-time
<![CDATA[The Worst Bands of All Time]]> //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-worst-bands-of-all-time

The worst bands in music history, ranked by music fans (and haters.) This list contains the most awful bands to listen to from throughout the history of recorded music, suggested and voted on based on a variety of metrics, including popular bands least deserving of their fame and fortune, artists who shamelessly ripped off other, superior acts and just bands that don't know how to play their instruments or write songs. Obviously, the majority of choices will be rock bands, but any "musical group" or bands are technically eligible. Think the worst band of all time is a jazz band? Hate polka bands as much (or more) than Nickelback? Suggest your least favorite group or artist by making your own list and including them! Featuring 90s boy bands, crappy singers, and even people who were once considered in the top 10 artists of the year, this list has them all.

What makes a band go from just being terrible to epically earning "Worst Band of All Time" status? For some, there's an original inkling of a good sound in there that just gets weighed down by poor decisions, excessive drug use and bad production. For others, it's a total lack of songwriting ability that renders the band - as a whole - incapable of producing quality music. Some bands just have no business being together in the first place, so incapable are they of playing in sync and producing pleasant music. And then some bands may have limited talent but waste it by producing songs and albums that are overblown, slickly commercial and hollow.

This list collects all these examples of terrible bands with no business recording music, and more. It will be a great guide for keeping track of musicians and artists to avoid next time you are on iTunes or Amazon.


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Sun, 23 Sep 2018 07:35:26 PDT //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-worst-bands-of-all-time
<![CDATA[You Know You've Never Read 'Of Mice And Men']]> //www.ranker.com/list/books-people-lie-about-reading/jacob-shelton

As you slide comfortably into being an adult, one fact quickly becomes evident: everyone is a big fat liar, especially when it comes to discussing impressive books to read. Avid readers should definitely check out these popular book reviewers on YouTube. Not only are there too many life-affirming books out in the world to read in one lifetime, but there are also a bunch of books that become a part of the social zeitgeist, and if you don’t read them you’ll be left out of the cultural conversation. The books people lie about reading tend to be considered classics, but they’re also massive tomes that are responsible for destroying an entire forest. Some books people claim to have read would make better doorstops than they would entertainment, but you should still act as if you’ve devoured every page. If you don’t lie about some of these books, what are you going to have to talk about?

There are so many intelligent and cool people out in the world, and every single one of them says they have read all of the most important books. You know how you lie about what you scored on your SATs? Well you should also do that with literature. This list of books you should say you've read makes it easy for you to fool your friends and strangers alike. Because if you do come across someone who has actually read all of these books they’re not going to be able to keep the plot points separated in their heads long enough to call you on your BS. Keep reading to see all the books people pretend to have read – and then maybe actually read one of them. 


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Sun, 23 Sep 2018 05:01:28 PDT //www.ranker.com/list/books-people-lie-about-reading/jacob-shelton
<![CDATA[The Best Anime Characters of All Time]]> //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/my-top-10-favorite-anime-characters

Who are the best anime characters ever? This list includes the top favorites in manga, possibly of all time. These are the classics, the most beloved characters, including anime and manga protagonists like Son Goku, the fictional protagonist of the Dragon Ball manga series, and "L," the fictional detective in the manga series Death Note. Be sure to vote for your own personal favorites, add any characters that might be missing and, of course, rerank this list of greatest anime characters in any order you want.

Not surprisingly, many of the best and most memorable anime characters, like L and Son Goku, are the stars of some of the best anime series of all time. Be sure to head over to that list and cast your votes, if you haven't already. And not all of the great anime characters listed here are among the so-called "good guys" - some are among the worst and most notorious anime villains as well.

If you're a huge anime fan, once you're done voting for these famous anime characters, you might also want to check out this list of the best anime fan communities on the web. A fan community can be a great way to connect with other people who share a common passion for anime, manga, and otaku style!
The Best Anime Characters of All Time]]>
Sat, 22 Sep 2018 23:32:51 PDT //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/my-top-10-favorite-anime-characters
<![CDATA[The Most Overrated TV Shows Of All Time]]> //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/_vote_-the-most-overrated-tv-shows-of-all-time

List of the most overrated TV shows of all time, ranked by fans, critics, and people like you. Ever since the dawn of the TV era, there have been shows that get far too much acclaim for their own good. Television buffs can also vote for the worst TV series finales and the worst TV theme songs. These days, accessibility and the Internet have caused the fandom of shows has sky rocketed, ensuring that they win more awards, run for more seasons, and recycle the same tired plotlines, jokes, and characters year after year. So what do you think are the most overrated series ever?

Examples of the most overrated TV shows on this list include Glee, American Idol, The Big Bang Theory, and more. 

Vote: TV Shows that Should Be Canceled

Vote for those overly hyped shows to move them up the list, and vote down the ones you think don't deserve to be on here - either because they're pretty good or because no one seems to think they're good. You can also click rerank below to personalize a list of your own.

Vote: TV Shows Canceled Before Their Time
 


The Most Overrated TV Shows Of All Time]]>
Sat, 22 Sep 2018 23:31:50 PDT //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/_vote_-the-most-overrated-tv-shows-of-all-time
<![CDATA[The Greatest Anime Villains of All Time]]> //www.ranker.com/list/best-anime-villains/ranker-anime At long last, here's our list of the greatest anime villains of all time, including villains from every genre and demographic of anime out there. What would anime be without a great enemy for the heroes to fight with? Villains in anime can really make or break a series, as they are essentially the sole source of tension and conflict in any show. The protagonists of Dragon Ball Z are all amazing and loveable, but is Freeza not equally as crucial to the show's sucess and popularity? What would Fullmetal Alchemist be like without the Homonculi, or Inuyasha without Naraku? Yes, a great anime villain is equally as important as a show's hero, and the enemies below are a testament to that. Vote for the bad guy that you think deserves the title of the best anime villain of all time, no matter how powerful or strong they are. Sometimes a great villain can be a normal human being, like Gendo Ikari from Neon Genesis or Johan Liebert from Monster.
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Sat, 22 Sep 2018 23:41:48 PDT //www.ranker.com/list/best-anime-villains/ranker-anime
<![CDATA[25 Anime Boys You Definitely Crushed On]]> //www.ranker.com/list/anime-boys-you-had-a-crush-on/mick-jacobs

Anime draws viewers in with its captivating visuals, and the cutest characters created can be just as enticing. These men may be artificial, but our feelings for them are certainly not. Some are monsters, some are mannerly, and some occupy the middle of the road. Just like us, these cute anime guys are created, or drawn, imperfectly, and that makes them all the more compelling.


25 Anime Boys You Definitely Crushed On]]>
Sun, 23 Sep 2018 07:11:31 PDT //www.ranker.com/list/anime-boys-you-had-a-crush-on/mick-jacobs
<![CDATA[The Best Rock Bands of All Time]]> //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-best-rock-bands-of-all-time

There are thousands of rock bands that have existed throughout the decades ever since the dawn of rock and roll, but only the greatest ones have stood the test of time and continue to be classic and popular bands to listen to with their timeless music. Who are the greatest rock bands of all time?

Anyone can vote on this best rock bands list, which makes these rankings a trustworthy way to find out which great rock artists are truly the best. You can also add your own rankings to this list and see how your taste in music stacks up against everyone else's. Listening to great rock music is fun, but showing off your superior rock and roll taste is even better.

For more rock music, check out this list of the Best Beatles Songs of All Time, or vote on these lists of the Best Rock Vocalists and the Best Female Rock Vocalists of all time.
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Sat, 22 Sep 2018 23:42:52 PDT //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-best-rock-bands-of-all-time
<![CDATA[The Best, Most Fab Cartoons from the 70s]]> //www.ranker.com/list/best-70s-cartoons/ranker-tv

Check out this totally far out list of 70s cartoons! In the 70s, cartoons became more popular than ever. With shows like Looney Tunes and Scooby-Doo, who could resist spending their Saturday morning in front of that colorful 2D picture show? If you feel as strongly about classic television as we do, you should vote for your favorite cartoon so it ends up in the NO. 1 spot on this list. 

Ready for a blast from the past? Remember Schoolhouse Rock!? Well, those catchy and witty jingles obviously landed themselves a spot on this homage list. This educational 1970s cartoon was created by David McCall and premiered in 1973. Some classic songs from this good 1970s cartoon include “Conjunction Junction,” “Electricity, Electricity” and “I'm Just a Bill" (ohh, sweet, sweet nostalgia).

Other good 70s cartoon shows like The Pink Panther Show and The Jackson 5ive also appear on this list of great 1970s cartoons. Looney Tunes was also a popular cartoon of the 1970s, even though most of the episodes were created decades earlier.

Where does your favorite 1970s cartoon show fall on this list? Be sure to vote it to the top spot and share your thoughts in the comments section!
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Sun, 23 Sep 2018 03:11:24 PDT //www.ranker.com/list/best-70s-cartoons/ranker-tv
<![CDATA[The 100+ Best DC Comics Heroes of All Time, According to Fans]]> //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-dc-comics-heroes

DC Comics has a stable of great, iconic heroes on their roster, and while fans of Marvel would vehemently disagree – some of the best of all time. Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman are all top DC heroes, and they have been and will remain as some of the most iconic and important superheroes of all time. Pick your choices for the best DC characters and rank them as you see fit, or just vote for your faves!  Take a look at this list of DC superheroes!

Who are the top DC characters? Do you prefer Flash over Batman or Green Arrow? Let us know! Vote on the top DC superheroes or make your own version of this DC heroes list with your personal favorites listed as the top 10 DC heroes.

This is a DC Superheroes list of the best DC superheroes so vote for your favorites! The greatest DC Comic Heroes!

 
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Sun, 23 Sep 2018 07:01:33 PDT //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-dc-comics-heroes
<![CDATA[The Greatest Movies of the 1980s, Ranked]]> //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-best-80_s-movies

Since it was one of the greatest decades for film, here's a list of the best movies of the 80s. These are the most popular films of the 1980's. While the 1980's is largely known for Matthew Broderick, John Cusack, and the musical montage, it is also the decade that brought us The Empire Strikes Back and all three of the good Indiana Jones films. The movies on this list were each a top ten grossing film in the year they were released. If you're looking to find out what the 1980's were all about, then watching a movie on this list would be a great place to start! Vote on the best 80s movies and share your super 80s knowledge with the world!

What are the best movies of the 1980s? This list will give you that answer if you ever had any doubt what the best 1980s films are.

See Also: What are the most awesome and best 90s movies?


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Sat, 22 Sep 2018 23:32:06 PDT //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-best-80_s-movies
<![CDATA[The Most Undeserving Members of the Rock Hall of Fame]]> //www.ranker.com/list/most-undeserving-members-of-rock-hall-of-fame/rockboy

The most undeserving members of the Rock Hall of Fame are all respectable and successful musicians and bands but quite simply, not at the level of other Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees. These bands and singers are far from the level of legends like Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Queen and Elvis Presley but somehow found their way into the Rock Hall regardless.

While all of these least deserving Rock and Roll Hall of Fame members were kind of a big deal back in their day, it's highly likely that most normal people would have never heard of these folks. Ask any 25-year-old if they've ever heard of Darlene Love, Bobby Bland or Jimmy Cliff. See if they can tell you who Gene Vincent, Jimmy Reed or The Moonglows are. Challenge them to name one song from Little Willie John, LaVern Baker or The Flamingos. That person might not be able to recognize any of those names but they all are musicians and bands inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Puzzling isn't it?

No one is doubting any of the talent or success of these musicians (or saying that they are the worst people to ever make music) but when other (better) singers and bands have been snubbed for induction, it's valid to examine the interesting selections. For instance, among the musicians who deserve to be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame include Deep Purple, Rush, KISS, Journey, Cheap Trick, Jethro Hull and numerous others. Yet these big names were overlooked in place of ancient musicians like Dion, Frankie Lymon and Traffic.

Which Rock Hall inductees do you think are the most undeserving? Think an overrated and already inducted singer or band shouldn't be in the hall while another should? Add those musicians who you think are the most undeserving, vote up for those you think are the least deserving and even re-rank this list your way all below on this list of the most undeserving members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.


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Sat, 22 Sep 2018 22:31:19 PDT //www.ranker.com/list/most-undeserving-members-of-rock-hall-of-fame/rockboy
<![CDATA[99 Life Pro Tips That Will Change How You Do Everything]]> //www.ranker.com/list/best-life-pro-tips/robert-wabash

Life doesn't come with an instruction book, and yet some people seem to have it all figured it out. Luckily, they're willing to share their expertise with the rest of us. This collection of life pro tips and tricks covers everything from boiling water to helping your parents program the dadgum DVR. Do you know how to use marjoram? How about how to remove Sharpie from a dry erase board?

Some of these great life hacks seem intuitive, but they're not always the first solutions to come to mind when problems arise. Others are so simple and obvious that, well gosh, why didn't I think of that? Vote up the most useful LPTs, and be sure to visit the LifeProTips subreddit for more genius ideas to make your life run more smoothly.
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Fri, 21 Sep 2018 10:41:48 PDT //www.ranker.com/list/best-life-pro-tips/robert-wabash
<![CDATA[The Most Hated Anime Characters of All Time]]> //www.ranker.com/list/anime-characters-we-hate/ranker-anime

We all have that one anime character that we hate, but which is yours? For this list we're ranking the most hateable anime characters of all time, and we want you to contribute your opinion by voting up the characters you can't stand. From shonen titles like One Piece to classics like Neon Genesis Evangelion, these are the anime characters that we just plain don't like. You'll find these hated and perverted anime characters in assassin anime, pirate anime, witch anime, ninja anime,  and of course gangster anime.

We already have a list for the most annoying anime characters, so try to vote on how much you hate these characters based on their actions, rather than how good of a character they are. For example, Shou Tucker in Fullmetal Alchemist is a great character, but his actions in the show make us hate him so much. Of course we've included some universally hated characters like Sakura and Excalibur, but that's what this list is really about.


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Sat, 22 Sep 2018 23:41:46 PDT //www.ranker.com/list/anime-characters-we-hate/ranker-anime
<![CDATA[The Best Shows Currently on the Air]]> //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-shows-currently-on-the-air

What are the best shows currently on the air? Some of the entries on this list are without question among the greatest TV shows of all time. Fortunately for us, they haven't been canceled, and they're still thrilling us with great drama, hilarious comedy, and outstanding storylines. However, some of these great shows are ending in 2018. Which TV show that's airing right now is the best? That's for you to decide, with your votes. Be sure to add any of your current favorite TV shows that aren't listed, too. You can also re-rank this list any way you like!

If you had to choose just a few top shows airing today, which currently airing TV programs do you believe are the best? Several outstanding premium cable original programs are among the most popular shows on this list, including HBO's Game of Thrones, Showtime's Homeland, and AMC's The Walking Dead. Netflix is also home to some of these titles, including House of Cards and Orange Is the New Black. Many of these are also the highest rated tv shows according to critics and audience polls. 

Hopefully, all of these great shows, from old favorites like Modern Family to newer hits like Better Call Saul, will remain on the air for years to come. But even if some shows end too soon, the greats will till be remembered as some of the best TV shows of recent memory, don't you think?


The Best Shows Currently on the Air]]>
Sun, 23 Sep 2018 06:21:30 PDT //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-shows-currently-on-the-air
<![CDATA[Animated Movies That Make You Cry the Most]]> //www.ranker.com/list/animated-movies-that-make-you-cry/jtdesaulnier

The best animated movies can be just as emotional as even the most moving live action tearjerker. Admit it, there are animated movies that make you cry. Go ahead. It's okay to acknowledge that some silly cartoon brought you to tears. We've all cried ourselves silly while watching movies about sentient toys and anthropomorphized animals.

It's easy to dismiss animation as kid's stuff, but who among us didn't make with the waterworks when Simba found Mufasa in that gorge or when some cold-hearted hunter shot Bambi's mom? Who could help but sob like a child with a skinned knee during the first ten minutes of Up? Or the last 10 minutes of Toy Story 3, for that matter? And that's only scratching the surface of Disney animated movies, let alone all the other animated films that contain emotional gut-punches. You're going to tell me you don't get choked up watching An American Tail? Really?

Scroll through this list of animated films that make audiences cry like clockwork and remember all the tears you've shed to cartoons, whether you cried a single sexy teardrop over an iron giant or spasmodically sobbed on account of a dinosaur's demise.

Vote up the cartoon tearjerkers that moved you the most and made you cry the hardest. And feel free to add any devastating animated movies that we may have missed. Then grab a tissue and claim you're not crying, you've just got something in your eye.

Animated Movies That Make You Cry the Most]]>
Sun, 23 Sep 2018 04:11:23 PDT //www.ranker.com/list/animated-movies-that-make-you-cry/jtdesaulnier
<![CDATA[The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time]]> //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-hair-metal-bands-of-all-time

What are the best hair metal bands of all time? The hair bands, or glam metal bands, on this list are some of the best of the best so you have work cut out for you trying to decide which one is truly the greatest big hair band ever. There are so many great bands on this list you might even have trouble deciding on a top 10 hair metal bands list, but that is your rock challenge. Are you up for it? These great 80s rock bands certainly are!

80s Hair Metal bands serve an important role in music history. A lot of people are quick to dismiss this period of music as just "silly" but what it really did was bridge the gap from "classic rock" to "grunge." And glam rock didn't just bridge a gap, hair bands from the 80s cranked out some of the most beloved tunes in the history of rock whether anyone wants to admit it or not.

So, vote for your favorites!
The Best Hair Metal Bands Of All Time]]>
Sun, 23 Sep 2018 07:11:36 PDT //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-hair-metal-bands-of-all-time
<![CDATA[The Best Country Songs of The '90s]]> //www.ranker.com/list/best-country-songs-of-the-90s/ranker-music

Country music is the most popular genre of music and its popularity stems from classic country songs such as these from the 1990s that have paved the way for other, more current artists. Country songs are steeped in Americana and tell the story of ordinary, hard working, hard drinking, and long suffering people just like many of us. Some of the best songs came from the 1970s and the 1980s as well. 

These are songs from top classic country artists such as Garth Brooks, Reba McEntire, Faith Hill, and LeAnn Rimes. Vote up the greatest 1990s country songs, or add any good song that makes you love '90s country music, it if it isn't already on the list.

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Sat, 22 Sep 2018 19:41:15 PDT //www.ranker.com/list/best-country-songs-of-the-90s/ranker-music
<![CDATA[Who Is The Most Famous Celebrity From Your State?]]> //www.ranker.com/list/most-famous-celebrity-from-each-state/nathan-gibson

While the vast majority of high profile celebrities who hail from the entertainment industry make their home in Los Angeles and New York, not many were born in those cities. In fact, there are famous celebs from every state in the US just like there are hit movies and TV shows that have been filmed in each one. It may surprise you to learn exactly where a public figure actually comes from, especially if they come from the state that you call home.

This article will run down the most famous celebrity from every state. Each of them will have been born in the area but may have moved around to different locations in their childhood. Rest assured though that there are iconic celebrities from each and every state, even if a few of them have produced a few more than others.


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Sun, 23 Sep 2018 04:51:23 PDT //www.ranker.com/list/most-famous-celebrity-from-each-state/nathan-gibson
<![CDATA[The Best Professional Fortnite Players In The World]]> //www.ranker.com/list/best-professional-fortnite-players/ranker-games

After ranking the most popular Fortnite YouTubers and Twitch streamers, it's time to rank the best Fortnite pro players in the world. Featuring the greatest solo, duo, and squad players, this list of professional Fortnite players includes people representing the strongest eSports teams. Who is the best at Fortnite: Battle Royale

Some good pro Fortnite players are Poach, Bizzle, Vivid, Nate Hill, Zayt, and Cloak.

Vote up the best Fortnite pros, and add your favorites if they're missing from the list. 


The Best Professional Fortnite Players In The World]]>
Sun, 23 Sep 2018 05:01:32 PDT //www.ranker.com/list/best-professional-fortnite-players/ranker-games
<![CDATA[The Best Paul McCartney Songs]]> //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/paul-mccartney_s-hot-100-hits

List of the Top 40 songs by Paul McCartney that have appeared on the Billboard Hot 100 Hits list. McCartney is named in the Guinness Book of World Records as "the most successful musician and composer in popular music history," with sales of 100 million singles in the UK alone.

McCartney sang and wrote songs for The Beatles from 1960-70 and for Wings from 1971-81. As a performer or songwriter, he has been responsible for 31 number 1 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 charts in the US, with 15.5 million RIAA certified album sales. This list compiles the most famous Paul McCartney songs, which includes his most popular and acclaimed music.

For more McCartney, vote on this list of the Best Beatles Songs of All Time.
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Sun, 23 Sep 2018 05:41:44 PDT //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/paul-mccartney_s-hot-100-hits
<![CDATA[Male Anime Characters You'd Want As Your Husband]]> //www.ranker.com/list/male-anime-characters-you-would-marry/anna-lindwasser

If you're an anime fan who digs men, you might have thought about which anime characters you'd want as a husband. This poll asks you to tell the world which male anime character you'd tie the knot with, no matter what your criteria for a good anime husband may be. Perhaps your taste leans toward the sweet, sensitive, and totally ripped. If that's the case, Makoto Tachibana from Free! might be the right anime husband for you. Or maybe your preferences are a little more unconventional, and you dig a military-grade clean freak who has definitely killed before. If yes, Levi Ackerman of Attack on Titan is probably right up your alley.

Whatever your preferences, let the world know by voting up the anime men you'd marry in a heartbeat, and voting down the ones you'd leave at the altar. If the ladies are more your speed, head on over to our list of anime women you've want to marry.


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Sun, 23 Sep 2018 07:11:27 PDT //www.ranker.com/list/male-anime-characters-you-would-marry/anna-lindwasser
<![CDATA[The Best Saturday Morning Cartoons for Mid-'80s — '90s Kids]]> //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-saturday-morning-cartoons-for-mid-80_s-90_s-kids

These are the best Saturday morning cartoons from the 80s and 90s. Thankfully, with the advent of the DVD, the DVR, and even VHS tapes, Soul Train can't ruin our fun anymore. Rank your favorite 80s cartoons and 90s cartoon shows, from the original TMNT to Bucky O'Hare. What were your favorite 80s and 90s cartoons? These awesome Saturday morning cartoons made weekends just the best and seeing them now instantly brings back glorious memories of those carefree, childhood days.

This 90s cartoons list also includes some great mid 1980s cartoons that you surely enjoyed. But which on this 90s cartoons list were the best? For which did you save your bowl of sugary, soggy cereal so you could enjoy them both at the same time? Which ones had the toys that you received as gifts only from misguided aunts and uncles and then later threw in your closet never to play with again?

This list of the best Saturday morning cartoons of the 80s and 90s includes classics with awesome theme songs and persistent franchises as well as single-season cartoon series that will make you be like, "Oh yeah, I remember that!" Click rerank below to make your own version of this list and vote up the best 90s cartoon TV shows below!


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Sat, 22 Sep 2018 23:41:32 PDT //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-saturday-morning-cartoons-for-mid-80_s-90_s-kids
<![CDATA[The Greatest RPG Video Games Ever Made]]> //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-greatest-rpg-video-games-ever-made

This list shows the ranking of the best pure Role-Playing Games, Action-RPG hybrids and MMORPG's of all time, as voted on by the Ranker Community. The popularity of role-playing games far predates video game technology entirely, and many of the genre's standards, settings and concepts continue to draw strong influence from the pen-and-paper games of the past (particularly the granddaddy of them all, Dungeons & Dragons, or D&D.)

In traditional Role-Playing Games, the player controls a character in a fictional world or setting, and takes a strong hand in determining how that character chooses to progress through the environment. This can involve determining the character's nature and outlook, his or her development through quests and missions and potentially joining up with other characters, either NPC or representing other human players. They tend to be more character and plot-driven games in many ways, as opposed to games that put more emphasis on stealth, puzzle-solving or combat. In some ways, new technology has simply made RPG's easier to organize and faster to play through, removing the need for a "gamemaster" and reliance on dice or other physical means of determining game outcomes.

Many of the most popular RPGs are part of a larger franchise, set in a familiar world that has been established over the course of numerous games (and sometimes tie-in novels, short films or other media.) The "Final Fantasy" RPG franchise is perhaps the most significant and long-standing in video game history, and in fact at this point has branched out beyond traditional role-playing games to include entires focused on tactical role-playing, action role-playing, MMORPG's, racing games, third person shooters and even rhythm and fighting games. It has also inspired numerous animated films, tie in novels and comic books.

(Unlike many other RPG series that are all based in a single setting or universe - such as the Elder Scrolls series Tamriel or Azeroth from Blizzard's Warcraft games - Final Fantasy entries tend to take place in different settings and have sharply distinguished plotlines.)


The Greatest RPG Video Games Ever Made]]>
Sat, 22 Sep 2018 23:32:11 PDT //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-greatest-rpg-video-games-ever-made
<![CDATA[The Hottest Anime Guys of All Time]]> //www.ranker.com/list/hot-anime-guys-and-boys/ranker-anime

Trying to pick the hottest male anime character of all time is really hard, and that's why we want you all to vote up your favorites. Attraction is obviously subjective, but which hot anime guys are so good looking that you just can't stand it? This list includes both hot men and hot anime boy characters - popular and sexy boys like Takumi Usui, Takashi Morinozuka, and Light Yagami - so you don't have to choose between younger and older characters.

From Edward Elric to Gray Fullbuster, vote up the sexiest anime boys that you think deserve to be called the hottest. We know that there are a ton more people to add to the list, so please go ahead and add as many hot anime men as you want as long as you include a good picture. If you had any hot anime boys to the list, please make sure they are appropriate (No Boku no Pico please!)


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Sat, 22 Sep 2018 23:46:45 PDT //www.ranker.com/list/hot-anime-guys-and-boys/ranker-anime
<![CDATA[40+ Anime Characters Who Would Destroy You In An Eating Contest]]> //www.ranker.com/list/anime-characters-with-huge-appetites/ranker-anime

An anime protagonist should always have a full stomach, especially when their next opponent hasn't even shown their final form. From the best shounen anime to the funniest harem anime, there are always anime characters who eat way more than others. Some stuff their face with just sweets, while others demand meat or fine cuisines. In lots of anime, there are even filler episodes where the characters enter eating contests.

Ever wondered who would win in an eating competition that spanned across multiple anime universes? Who would win between Natsu, Luffy, and Usagi Tsukino? It's time to find out once and for all which anime character has the biggest appetite! Vote up who you think has the biggest stomach and add any other eternally hungry anime characters to the list if they're not already here.


40+ Anime Characters Who Would Destroy You In An Eating Contest]]>
Sat, 22 Sep 2018 22:51:20 PDT //www.ranker.com/list/anime-characters-with-huge-appetites/ranker-anime
<![CDATA[The Greatest Pop Songs by One-Hit Wonders]]> //www.ranker.com/list/greatest-pop-songs-by-one-hit-wonders/ranker-music

A list of the greatest Pop Songs by One-Hit Wonders. Are you looking for that special song to play for a special occasion? Browse through this list of the greatest pop songs by one-hit wonders, and you may just find that one special nostalgic song that you haven’t heard in a long time. Ranked in order of the most popular one-hit pop song wonders to the least popular, you can see which pop songs are favorites by viewers just like you. Feel free to place your votes for your favorite one-hit pop songs as well, and see them get raised to a higher position on the list. You can also copy and paste from the list to make your own list of favorite songs.

Do you not see your favorite one-hit pop song on the list? Go ahead and add it to the list so that others can listen to it as well. There are many different types of music in the world, and some song artists have fared better than others. Although the artists with one-hit wonders may not have been able to repeat their performance with other songs, many of these great one-hit pop song artists have made a lasting impact on their fans.

 Sometimes it is hard to believe that these artists only had one big hit. From popular hits like “Nothing Compares 2 U” by Sinead O’Connor to “Torn” by Natalie Imbruglia, these songs and artists are so well know that we would imagine them as having many top hits. However, even though none of their other songs made the top 40 list, they still have some great albums that have been enjoyed by many. So go ahead and look for some new favorite music from the list of greatest pop songs by one-hit wonders.
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Sun, 23 Sep 2018 06:31:39 PDT //www.ranker.com/list/greatest-pop-songs-by-one-hit-wonders/ranker-music
<![CDATA[The Hottest Men Over 40]]> //www.ranker.com/list/hottest-male-actors-over-40/keshvaralikhani

The hottest men in Hollywood? Turns out, the older they get, the more we like them! Like fine wines, tweens, and your favorite pair of jeans, some things just get better with age. The sexiest celebs over 40 are definitive proof that not all guys peak in their 20s.

Wasn't it just yesterday that we were lovingly scribbling "I <3 Ryan Phillipe" in our notebooks? Now, he and a bunch of other surprising actors (like Josh Duhamel, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, and Leonardo DiCaprio) are marching directly over the hill. But we still think these hot older guys are some of the sexiest men in Hollywood. Give us a fine-as-hell Daniel Craig or Idris Elba over Justin Bieber any day. 

Who are the hottest male celebs over 40? You decide. 
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Sun, 23 Sep 2018 07:31:32 PDT //www.ranker.com/list/hottest-male-actors-over-40/keshvaralikhani
<![CDATA[The Best SNL Cast Members of All Time]]> //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-best-snl-castmembers-of-all-time

A list of the best Saturday Night Live cast members from the show's 40 seasons. The sketch comedy show has long been a favorite of viewers, and SNL remains one of the best vehicles of all time for up-and-coming comedic talent. Stand-up comedians, impressionists, and actor graduates of improv comedy groups like Second City and Upright Citizens Brigade make up the bulk of SNL cast lists. In turn, the show has developed and produced some of the greatest funnymen (and women) in entertainment. So who are the best SNL cast members of all time?

In the early years, the SNL casts were touted as the "Not Ready for Prime-Time Players," part of a late night cast with material too risque for general audiences. As the show and the cast members matured, stars broke out to become some of the most successful film and TV actors in the business. Famous SNL alumni include established stars ranging from John Belushi to Chris Rock to Amy Poehler.

This is a list of the funnest SNL cast members ranked by the wisdom of the crowd. Anyone can contribute to this list, which makes these rankings an accurate, real-time reflection of the crowd's collective opinion. Vote for your favorites to move them to the top of the list, or press re-rank to create your own list of the funniest people in Saturday Night Live history.

Who are the most famous people to graduate from Saturday Night Live? This list answers that question along with who are the best SNL cast members of all time.
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Sat, 22 Sep 2018 20:21:17 PDT //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-best-snl-castmembers-of-all-time
<![CDATA[The Greatest Female Characters in Film History]]> //www.ranker.com/list/best-female-movie-characters/ranker-characters

List of the best female movie characters of all time, whether young or old. This list includes the best female movie characters to have graced the silver screen, from the beautiful yet willful Scarlett O’Hara to the tirelessly valiant Erin Brockovich. You have laughed with these characters and empathized with their plights, so now is your chance to vote for your favorites on this, the list of the best female characters in movies.

 The greatest female movie characters can be broadly sorted into two categories: those based on real women and those created by authors and filmmakers. Perhaps one of the most famous of the first category is Erin Brockovich (“Erin Brockovich”), who stood up for the health of her community. Fictional great female characters can be just as engaging, however. Can you forget the grit of Trinity (“The Matrix”) -- or her catsuit?

 Top female characters in movies might also be classed according to their morals. Some, such as Annie Wilkes (“Misery”), have no problem harming helpless people, while others, including Evelyn Couch (“Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe”), are the very pictures of worthy womanhood. Although viewers might pass judgement on the so-called ‘bad’ or ‘evil’ female characters, there’s no doubt that female movie characters of either morality can land among the greatest female characters of all time.

 This list includes female movie characters, old and young, whom film fans continually name as favorites. Viewers identify with these characters’ struggles and lives, and it is this identification that makes female movie characters truly great. You may not agree with the best female movie characters’ choices, but chances are, you enjoy watching these leading characters’ films again and again.
The Greatest Female Characters in Film History]]>
Sat, 22 Sep 2018 23:32:03 PDT //www.ranker.com/list/best-female-movie-characters/ranker-characters
<![CDATA[The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History]]> //www.ranker.com/list/best-cartoon-characters-on-tv/greg-hahn

Throughout the annals of TV history, cartoon stars have shone brightly, bringing joy to children and adults alike. With so many classics out there, from Looney Tunes to Hanna-Barbera to the likes of The Simpsons, South Park, Spongebob, and even He-Man, it seems impossible to create a definitive list of the greatest cartoon characters on TV. Yet it must be done. We owe it to these animated characters to compile them, vote, rerank, debate, and scream at our screens in agony at the tyranny of democracy. Have your say and support your favorite cartoon TV character by voting them up. And remember, just because a character is on a great show doesn't mean that character, alone, is one of the greatest of all time.


The Greatest Cartoon Characters in TV History]]>
Sat, 22 Sep 2018 23:32:12 PDT //www.ranker.com/list/best-cartoon-characters-on-tv/greg-hahn
<![CDATA[The Conspiracy Theories You Believe Are True]]> //www.ranker.com/list/the-conspiracy-theories-you-believe-are-true/desertrat89 Everyone believes at least one of these. Probably. Maybe that's just a theory I have. Of this list of widely-known conspiracy theories, which do you believe is true? Add the ones that are missing (there are so many!), vote on the ones you believe, and if you are really serious about it, re-rank the list with the believable conspiracies you believe in the most at the top!
The Conspiracy Theories You Believe Are True]]>
Sun, 23 Sep 2018 05:01:22 PDT //www.ranker.com/list/the-conspiracy-theories-you-believe-are-true/desertrat89
<![CDATA[The Greatest Female TV Characters of All Time]]> //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-female-tv-characters-of-all-time

Who are the greatest female TV characters of all time? This list includes some of the greatest television characters in history from dramatic shows, sitcoms, and sci-fi series to procedurals and cartoons! For as long as TV has been a medium to reflect social constructs, programs have featured strong women characters as protagonists, partners, and foils for their male counterparts. In comedy shows, characters like Lucy Ricardo, Mary Richards, and Maude Findlay paved the way for Elaine Benes, Roseanne Conner, and Liz Lemon.

Female characters dominate modern genre series, with popular women like Daenerys Targaryen, Dana Scully, Buffy Summers, and Veronica Mars achieving cult-level idolization. You'll recognize these famous names as some of the strongest, funniest, and most relatable in television history.

Vote up the greatest female characters to move them up the list, and add please any that we're missing.


The Greatest Female TV Characters of All Time]]>
Sun, 23 Sep 2018 06:31:54 PDT //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-female-tv-characters-of-all-time
<![CDATA[The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time]]> //www.ranker.com/list/most-powerful-anime-character/ranker-anime

Want to end the debate of who the strongest anime character to ever exist is? You only have to do one thing...vote on the poll below! For this list we want to hear your opinion on who the most powerful anime character of all time. These guys probably beat up the smartest anime characters all the time in high school--if they ever went to one. Both heroes and villains are included below, so you can vote for everyone from Madara Uchiha to Ichigo Kurosaki. The discussion of the strongest anime character is always shrouded in controversey, so consider the following: just because a character is physically more powerful doesn't mean they are stronger than another overall. Take Light Yagami vs Monkey D. Luffy, for example. Obviously Luffy could gum-gum pistol him into oblivion, but what if Light wrote his name down in the death note? That's an instant death with just the stroke of a pen. When you see names like Vegeta below, assume that they would be fighting at their very highest potential. 


The Most Powerful Anime Characters of All Time]]>
Sun, 23 Sep 2018 02:01:35 PDT //www.ranker.com/list/most-powerful-anime-character/ranker-anime
<![CDATA[The Best Websites to Waste Your Time On]]> //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-websites-to-waste-your-time-on

What are the best websites to waste your time on? Let's face it, the more advanced we become, technologically, the less productive we seem to become. It's all too easy to get sucked into a website and wind up with hours of your life missing. That's what this list is about: The websites listed here make it super easy to waste time in a really entertaining way. These are the best time wasting websites.

From reading interesting facts blogs to catching up with friends on the best social networking sites, we proudly waste our time on these sites. Feel free to rerank this list in any order you want, with any additions you want! Some of the websites listed here frequently top lists of the best overall websites for various years. They are notorious time suckers, but we love them no matter what. Need proof? What, exactly, are you doing right this moment? You are spending some time thinking about ranking and re-ranking an awesome list on... Ranker. It's an excellent way to spend your valuable time.

And after you're done with this list, you're totally going to check out this list of 20 pictures that prove you have a dirty mind. And so on, and so on...


The Best Websites to Waste Your Time On]]>
Sun, 23 Sep 2018 02:41:27 PDT //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-websites-to-waste-your-time-on
<![CDATA[The Best Songs of All Time, Ranked]]> //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-songs-of-all-time-ranked

Everyone always wants to know what are the best songs of all time, so it's only fair to get as many people to weigh in as possible. To that end, music lovers have voted for their favorite songs of all time, from the earliest recordings to the latest radio hits. For this list, we’re not looking for the best-selling singles or even the most streamed songs.

What people really want to know is simply what are the most popular and best songs of all time. So even if you think Rick Astley’s seminal hit Never Gonna Give You Up is the best song ever, it’s allowed. But we do have to question your sanity.

Both ensemble performances by bands and solo performances are allowed, along with covers and remixes. And really, that’s for the best because the original singer may not have been the best. But to find out which version is truly better, let’s see which one is higher on the rankings.

If you’re more interested in a particular subgenre, then you’ll want to check out these lists of the best rap, drum and bass, cartoon theme songs, Christmas songs, and rock instrumentals of all time. For a more all-inclusive list however, regardless of genre, then look no further than this page. This ranking cares not about genre.

So go ahead and vote for what you think are the best songs of all time. If you don’t see your favorite song listed, simply add it for others to vote on. If you’re not sure if a particular song is on the list, use the search box to find out. So without further delay, vote for the best songs of all time below!


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Sun, 23 Sep 2018 06:04:57 PDT //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-songs-of-all-time-ranked
<![CDATA[The Greatest One-Hit Wonder Songs of the 70s]]> //www.ranker.com/list/greatest-songs-by-70s-one-hit-wonders/ranker-music

We see flash-in-the-pan artists come and go with every decade, but one hit wonders of the 70s ironically always seem to stick around. For example, you’ve probably heard the classics “American Pie” by Don McLean or “Spirit in the Sky” by Norman Greenbaum despite not knowing any of their other songs or discography. Below, music lovers have ranked the greatest songs of the 70s by one hit wonders in order to increase awareness for them—and also because they kick ass. So if you like “American Pie” or “Spirit in the Sky”, then you’re sure to love the other one hit wonders of the 70s below. Also be sure to vote for your favorite 70 one hit wonders below or add any you feel should be on the list.

If you’re not satisfied with what others think are the best 70s one hit wonders, then you can copy and paste from the list to make your own list of favorite songs. Many great music artists only managed to have one true song hit in their music career that made the top 40. After all, not every artist can sustain quality output like Bob Dylan or Queen. Though to be fair, Dylan hasn’t sustained quality output in a while. Still, he’s far from a one hit wonder.

So if you haven’t heard some of the songs below, give them a listen! Browse through this list of the greatest songs by one-hit 70s wonders, and you may just find that one special nostalgic song that you haven’t heard in a long time. Just don’t be too adventurous with the artist’s other tracks, as they may not be quite up to standards. After all, these aren’t the best one hit wonders of the 70s for no reason.
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Sun, 23 Sep 2018 07:01:30 PDT //www.ranker.com/list/greatest-songs-by-70s-one-hit-wonders/ranker-music
<![CDATA[The Worst Rock Bands of All Time]]> //www.ranker.com/list/worst-rock-bands/ranker-music

Here they are: the absolute worst rock bands in history, ranked from the most awful bands to the kind of okay but still pretty bad by the Ranker community and real rock purists (probably like you!). This list has the absolute worst rock bands of all time (but some of them are still on the best rock songs of 2018) and includes related corresponding album information and pictures when available.

While many of these bands may have had (or currently be having) wildly successful careers, that doesn't mean they're any good at what they do. These bands are notorious for their crumb-dumb lyrics, ear-splitting melodies, and downright annoying image and persona. What's the worst rock band of all time? That's for you to decide. Look through and vote up the rock and rollers you think are the worst. Know of a rock group that deserves a spot on this list but don't see them here? Feel free to add them, and let the bashing begin.


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Sat, 22 Sep 2018 23:41:40 PDT //www.ranker.com/list/worst-rock-bands/ranker-music
<![CDATA[Sci-Fi Shows You Should Be Watching Now]]> //www.ranker.com/list/current-sci-fi-tv-shows/ranker-tv

Few TV genres are as tricky to get right as the science-fiction series. However, this also allows for there to be an unlimited number of sci-fi shows with different tones, scopes, and stories depending on the platform they're coming from - be it a big-budget network smash hit, or a smaller and more intimate cable series. There are some excellent current sci-fi shows on television - but which do you think are the best?

It's time to pick the best sci-fi shows on television right now - those you think everyone should be watching. These are sci fi TV shows or sci fi series that voters have agreed are the best of the genre - at least for the current crop (we all know Battlestar Galactica would outrank them all!). However, new sci-fi shows like Timeless and Legion might quickly climb up the list. 

Check out this list of the best 2018 sci-fi shows on television right now and vote up the good current science fiction shows you think deserve the top spots. Whether you prefer an epic story of sister clones fighting to survive, or an anthology series for the ages, if it's a great sci-fi airing now, you'll find it below.


Sci-Fi Shows You Should Be Watching Now]]>
Sun, 23 Sep 2018 06:11:30 PDT //www.ranker.com/list/current-sci-fi-tv-shows/ranker-tv
<![CDATA[The Most Unforgettable '80s Cartoons]]> //www.ranker.com/list/best-80s-cartoons-v1/ranker-tv

Get ready to feel some serious nostalgia after reading through this list of the top 80s cartoons. Let's face it. The best cartoons of the 1980s helped to shape an entire generation. Whether we were dreaming of hanging out with chipmunk brothers or becoming a stealthy turtle who loves eating pizza in gutters, the 80s made for some pretty amazing television. This list contains funny 80s cartoons and action-packed 80s animations. 

Was there ever a better cartoon than The Simpsons? This show chronicles the lives of The Simpsons, a family from Springfield, IL., who always seem to make life a little more interesting (thanks, Homer). Created by Matt Groening in 1989, this classic timepiece is still on the air today, and it's the one 80s animation that holds the record for the longest running American animation of all time.  
 

Other good 80s shows like DuckTales and The Gummi Bears also appear on this list of 1980s cartoon shows. The Transformers was a favorite 1980s TV show and it eventually became a series of blockbuster films. The Transformers aired from 1984-1987.

Where does your favorite 1980s show fall on this list? You can even vote on this list of the best cartoons of the 1980s to make sure your favorite 80s cartoon ends up in the No. 1 spot! Woohoo! GO 80s. 
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Sun, 23 Sep 2018 07:31:23 PDT //www.ranker.com/list/best-80s-cartoons-v1/ranker-tv
<![CDATA[The Greatest Female Villains]]> //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-female-villains

The best female villains include women whose roles are truly iconic and evil. Some of the greatest movie and television villains ever made this list. Whether it's a mentally unstable character who stalks her unsuspecting victim or a conniving, totally immoral villain who frames innocent people, this list includes them all. It is, however, not complete, so please, feel free to add your favorite female TV and movie villains as well. Vote for the characters you think are the worst villains ever to grace the big or small screen.

What makes a great villain? A character that is morally bankrupt, complex and tortured, among other things. The female villains listed here certainly fit the mold. Some are evil to their very core, allowing heroes to emerge and shine as they (hopefully) triumph against them. A villain is nefarious, vile and generally bad. Many are guilty of criminal behavior, to say the least. Some make us love to hate them (that's a sure sign of a fantastic female villain). We cheer if and when they meet their untimely ends, because they deserved it!

In film, some of the best movie villains of all time are females. Need proof? How about bunny-boiler Alex Forrest (Glenn Close) in 'Fatal Attraction' or mentally deranged "fan" Annie Wilkes (Kathy Bates) in 'Mysery'? Sharon Stone's portrayal of femme fatale Catherine Tramell in 'Basic Instinct' earns her a best female villain place on the list, as well as a top spot among the sexiest characters in thrillers.

Some actresses' best roles in movies or on TV shows came when they played villains. Rachel McAdams was unforgettably villainous as Regina George, aka Queen Bee, in 'Mean Girls.' Helena Bonham Carter's played some interesting roles over the years, but none more wicked that Bellatrix Lestrange in the 'Harry Potter' movies.

From the psycho exes to the stalkers and the femme fatales, enjoy this list of the best female villains in movies and television, and feel free to rerank it your way, too.
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Sun, 23 Sep 2018 01:41:30 PDT //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-female-villains
<![CDATA[The Greatest Marvel Villains & Enemies Ever]]> //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-marvel-villains

The best Marvel villains are the men and women (not to mention any aliens and robots) at the root of the best superheroes' existences. These spectacular bad guys in Marvel Comics are the best of the worst supervillains and they're all listed here. The top Marvel villains on this list of baddies may not have been around too long as we've added new Marvel evildoers for you to vote on.

Marvel Comics has been around for over 75 years, and their Marvel rogues gallery is growing more and more with each comic book issue. What is it about the Marvel Universe that attracts all these comic book villains? Maybe it’s their jealousy of their comic book counterparts, or maybe something deeper. 

There are several elements that make a great Marvel villain: they have to be relentless in their pursuit of evil, unstoppable by normal crime fighters, and have an excellent backstory that makes you root for them almost as much as you root against them. These are characters that were introduced in the greatest comic books of all time and came to shape in some of the best superhero movies ever. Whether you like the bad guys with a relatable origin that lead to their destructive bent (Magneto), or a super villain that's super bad (Loki), there are some ultimate baddies on this Marvel villains list.

Who is the best comic book villain? Who is the best superhero nemesis? Who are the top Marvel supervillains? Vote on this list of the greatest Marvel villains and find out! If you think one of these super villains isn't worth a match-up with Squirrel Girl, vote them down. If your favorite Marvel bad guy isn't on the list, add them so they can compete for the title of the greatest Marvel villain.


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Sun, 23 Sep 2018 07:01:26 PDT //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-marvel-villains
<![CDATA[The Greatest Living Directors, Ranked]]> //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-greatest-living-american-directors

List of the best living filmmakers (though not necessarily still actively making films.) When discussing the finest directors of all time, a few names immediately pop to mind. John Ford. John Huston. Frank Capra. But adding in the condition that they must still be living adds a level of difficulty.

Sure, you still have a few luminaries who are with us and clearly are contenders for the title - Martin Scorsese, Woody Allen, Steven Spielberg. These guys are no slouches. But it starts to make the list a bit more challenging to compile, particularly when you consider the vast array of genres and styles in which these directors are working. Can John Lasseter's work in animation be directly compared to Sofia Coppola's atmospheric character studies? Can John Carpenter's '80s horror classics comfortably sit side-by-side with Wes Anderson's twee indie adventures? These are the kinds of tough calls Ranker listers are just going to have to make.

One final element to consider would be consistency. Terrence Malick has made far fewer films than most of the entrants on this list, but most (if not all) have been of a remarkably high level of quality. Does that earn him a spot above, say, Clint Eastwood, who has worked a lot but with a somewhat more spotty record? Tough choices... but isn't that what ranking is all about?
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Sun, 23 Sep 2018 07:31:31 PDT //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-greatest-living-american-directors
<![CDATA[The Best Single Episodes in Television History]]> //www.ranker.com/list/best-single-episode-of-a-tv-show/ranker-tv

Some episodes of a TV show are so good, they stand alone and may even raise the bar for a genre. Some of the best TV episodes of all time are even better than the series as a whole. Certain episodes may even transcend the life of a television series, shared again and again among fans. 

We’ve taken a cross section of the best stand alone episodes in television history and they are here on this list of the greatest single episodes of any TV show, awaiting your votes! TV has exploded over the years, to become a serious medium of a quality on par with film. That said, old TV shows have some of their top single episodes listed here as well, and many of the best TV comedies have multiple entries. This list features a solid representation of all genres and time periods, so long as the episodes are truly exceptional in their own right, regardless of the quality of the rest of the series.  

Remember Prison Mike from that episode The Office? Or basically any episode of Breaking Bad (though "Ozymandias and "Dead Freight" certainly stand out)? From Arrested Development's edgy comedy to Seinfeld's iconic episodes to All in the Family's landmark moments in television history, this list runs the gamut may even introduce you to some new shows whose best episodes will have you binge watching the entire series (Friday Night Lights and Adventure Time, anyone?).

You may have your own favorite TV episode that you think stands head and shoulders above the rest of the series and are encouraged to add it to this list. Good TV is good TV and everyone should know about it. With so much top TV programming these days, it can be hard to know where to start, but the best single episodes on television listed here are a great place to start. From the best episode of Friends and the best episode of Seinfeld or even Game of Thrones, they're all here, waiting to rise to the top based on your votes.

After you've voted and reranked, let us know in the comments section how many of these famous, groundbreaking, memorable, and iconic TV episodes you've seen!
The Best Single Episodes in Television History]]>
Sat, 22 Sep 2018 13:01:20 PDT //www.ranker.com/list/best-single-episode-of-a-tv-show/ranker-tv
<![CDATA[The Best Songs with a Girl's Name in the Title]]> //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-songs-with-a-girls-name-in-the-title

There are many great songs with a girl's or woman's name in the song title. From the advent of popular music, crooners, rockers, rappers and country music stars have used a girl's name in their songs. Many of the biggest bands in music history have done this. Several of The Beatles biggest songs have used a girl's name in its title. "Eleanor Rigby," "Dear Prudence" and "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds" are three examples of Beatles songs that contain a girl's name. The same goes for their counterpart in the Rolling Stones. "Ruby Tuesday," "Angie" and "Sweet Virginia" are three songs where Mick Jagger sings about women by name.

The Beatles and Rolling Stones may two of the biggest bands to use a girl's name in its title, but they are far from the only bands to do so. Other famous fictional ladies who have been mentioned in songs include "Layla" by Derek and the Dominos, Rod Stewart's "Maggie May" and the unforgettable "Sweet Caroline" by Neil Diamond.
Vote for the song you consider to be the best one that contain's a girl's name in its title. These songs are some of the most recognizable with a girl's name and it's up to you to decide which one can truly considered the best on this Ultimate List.
The Best Songs with a Girl]]>
Sun, 23 Sep 2018 04:21:29 PDT //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-songs-with-a-girls-name-in-the-title
<![CDATA[The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time]]> //www.ranker.com/list/best-shounen-anime-ever-made/ranker-anime

Shounen (or "shōnen") is one of the most popular genres of anime. It is geared toward teenage boys and usually features a male protagonist who embarks on an adventure filled with challenges. The truth is, the world could always use more shounen anime because it is filled with several positive themes, such as believing in yourself and hard work paying off. The genre often crosses over with fantasy and action anime, and does not often focus too heavily on romance. 

Below, you’ll find tons of great examples of this popular anime genre. Vote up your favorite shounen anime that deserves to be number one, and downvote the choices that you wouldn't really recommend to others. 


The 30+ Best Shounen Anime Of All Time]]>
Sun, 23 Sep 2018 07:31:26 PDT //www.ranker.com/list/best-shounen-anime-ever-made/ranker-anime
<![CDATA[Animals You Should Hope to Never See in the Wild]]> //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-animals-you-are-the-most-scared-of

We're all more scared of one thing than another. Maybe it's the idea of being mauled by a Grizzly or having spiders crawl in your ear while you're sleeping. Maybe it's just the IDEA that a snake might be nearby. Whatever it is, vote on the animal that scares you the most, and of course, feel free to add any of the scariest animals in the world that might be missing from this list.

Any list of the scariest animals in the world will likely include sharks, spiders, and snakes. But what terrifies one person might not scare another at all. It's interesting to look at why certain animals strike fear, and others don't. Is it because many of the animals listed here are potentially deadly? Some spiders' bites can be horrible, but spiders can also be pretty amazing.

Sure, but that doesn't explain why cockroaches freak people out (if you don't believe me, just check the list, and see the votes for yourself). It's highly unlikely that you'll be done in by a killer cockroach – so what gives? Well, they're creepy, they're crawly and (depending on where you live) they *can* fly. That qualifies as scary.

And yes, some of the scariest animals listed here, we'll never ever encounter in real life. Oh, we might see a great white shark in an aquarium or on TV during Shark Week, but really? The odds of us actually coming face to face with a great white are pretty slim. Still, we've all seen Jaws, so that sucker shoots to the top of the list. And bats: Yes, some believe they are scary, but there are a lot of myths surrounding these and other animals that, if you knew more, might make them a bit less terrifying.

Which animals scare you the most? Are they insects? Reptiles? Mammals (and yes, this includes man)? Time to vote!
Animals You Should Hope to Never See in the Wild]]>
Sun, 23 Sep 2018 06:51:26 PDT //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-animals-you-are-the-most-scared-of
<![CDATA[The 40+ Hottest Anime Girls of All Time]]> //www.ranker.com/list/sexy-anime-girls-that-are-too-hot/ranker-anime

Since there are tons of debates over who the hottest anime girl of all time, we decided to put together a definitive list for fans like you to vote on. From Nami and Nico Robin to Ezra Scarlet and Rias Gremory, this list ranks sexy anime girls against each other to truly determine who deserves the title of the #1 hot anime girl. We understand that there are so many more hot anime chicks to add to this list, but please don't include any characters from hentai or anything similar.

Who is your favorite sexy anime girl? You can vote up as many of these ladies as you want, and even add your own characters to the list if they're not already here. Just be sure to include a good picture along with whatever sexy anime girls you add to the list.
The 40+ Hottest Anime Girls of All Time]]>
Sun, 23 Sep 2018 07:21:38 PDT //www.ranker.com/list/sexy-anime-girls-that-are-too-hot/ranker-anime
<![CDATA[TV Shows That Only Smart People Appreciate]]> //www.ranker.com/list/smart-tv-shows-for-smart-people/ranker-tv

Since about the early 2000s, TV audiences have been blessed with what many experts call The Golden Age of Television. In other words, TV has never been so darn good or so darn smart. This list features smart TV shows that are currently running new episodes, even if we’re just anxiously awaiting for a fresh season. Here are the best shows with the best writing, characters, and storylines that smart people watch.

There are several reasons why TV has never been better. First, there are more channels that cater to different tastes. Not only are cable networks like AMC and FX churning out Emmy Award winning dramas, but streaming channels like Amazon and Netflix, are also producing high-caliber programming that are not constricted to the tight guidelines typically associated with network television.

It’s not just about cursing and showing a little nudity, it’s about telling complicated stories that don’t just wind up neat and tidy at the end of a half hour episode. It’s safe to say that television is not just for the masses anymore to simply idle away wasted evenings, a smart TV show is a welcomed form of entertainment in even the most highbrow of houses.

You will see the total gamut of programming on this list. There’s the animated comedies. It’s true that a middling 8-year-old can watch The Simpsons or Family Guy and be extremely entertained. But, for the shows to truly be appreciated, an intellectual mind is needed to pick up on all of the nearly laugh-a-second nuances and understand the less obvious references.

Additionally, programs like True Detective and Fargo, offer a lot of hidden meaning. The better read the viewer is, the more the material will come to life. It’s not to say that a regular Joe Schmo can’t enjoy a show like The Americans, of course they can. However, these types of shows aren't dumbed down. They require a person to actually pay attention, to be active spectators aware of narrative shifts, and to be able to put the pieces of a complicated puzzle together without a lot of hand holding.

Which intelligent TV shows are your favorite? Be sure to vote up the TV series you think are the smartest shows on television.


TV Shows That Only Smart People Appreciate]]>
Sat, 22 Sep 2018 23:41:44 PDT //www.ranker.com/list/smart-tv-shows-for-smart-people/ranker-tv
<![CDATA[Books You'll Never Finish Reading]]> //www.ranker.com/list/books-youll-never-finish/amylindorff

As Emily Dickinson famously said, "There is no Frigate like a Book / To take us Lands away," but sometimes you get halfway there and are all "Frigate, WTF, where are we even going?" There are some books that you will just never finish, no matter how many times you try. Maybe the authors of these hardest books to read are laughing at all of us right now, or maybe they didn't even mean to make the book so tough, but here we all are, slogging through these book swamps, trying to figure out what the hell James Joyce is even on about with Ulysses.

Hard books to read run the gamut. Some are just too long, like War and Peace. Others are just perplexing and no one will ever know what's really going on in them, even that kid in your Honors College literature class who thinks he is so cool. Still others of the most difficult books ever written aren't even really that complicated, they just happen to be as boring as listening to anyone, anywhere, at anytime, talking about traffic.

What books have you put down after just one chapter? What books sit proudly on your shelves, 90% unread because life is more than sticking it out with a book that is just too much? Sure, a lot of these books you are never going to actually read are classics, written by famous authors and some of the most influential writers of all time, but let's get real, Jonathan Franzen, there aren't enough hours in the day to wade through The Corrections.

Upvote the books and novels below that you have sidelined for whatever reason and be sure to add any great books you have started, and then immediately been like, "NOPE."
Books You]]>
Sun, 23 Sep 2018 05:01:24 PDT //www.ranker.com/list/books-youll-never-finish/amylindorff
<![CDATA[The Best Anime Characters With Pink Hair]]> //www.ranker.com/list/anime-characters-with-pink-hair/ranker-anime It might seem odd if you saw it in real life, but in the world of anime, characters with pink hair are dime a dozen. For this list, we're ranking the best pink haired anime characters of all time, with the help of your votes. Pink is admittedly not the most popular hair color in anime, but there are plenty of really popular characters that have pink hair, including Sakura from Naruto, Natsu from Fairy Tale, and Yachiru from Bleach. Although pink hair might suggest innocence, there are still characters like Lucy from Elfen Lied that you certainly wouldn't want to take lightly. This list features mostly female characters, but there are certainly some boys in anime with pink hair as well (though it's not very common). If one of your favorites is missing below, please add it so you can see how many others will vote for that person too. Who knows, the character you added might just end up rising to the top of the list and taking the #1 spot!
The Best Anime Characters With Pink Hair]]>
Sun, 23 Sep 2018 06:01:31 PDT //www.ranker.com/list/anime-characters-with-pink-hair/ranker-anime
<![CDATA[The Best Current Pop Groups/Singers]]> //www.ranker.com/list/best-current-pop-groups-and-singers/ranker-music

A list of the best current pop groups and singers who are making some of the best pop songs of 2018. The battle between pop music fans will always rage over who is the top pop star in the world. Each pop star's fanbase is highly opinionated and will always argue on behalf of their hero or heroine. This list is determined to figure out who is the biggest pop star alive. Why? Because pop stars are generally at the center of the music universe. They sell out arenas and stadiums. Pop songs are always on top-40 radio, which means their catchy hooks, radio-friendly beats and the group's crowd-friendly and darn near perfect makes both guys and girls scream OMG whenever their favorite pop star is near them. If you turn on the radio and do not hear anyone on this list at any given moment, then they aren't considered a gigantic superstar. 

Several of the pop groups and pop stars on this list are considered among the greatest pop stars of all time. That's no easy feat. You'll see some of the biggest names in pop music on this list. One Direction, Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift have some of the most rabid fan bases of any musician out there today. One Direction's fans go nuts whenever they see their favorite group, so this is the chance to defend their honor by voting them the best current pop group on this list. The same goes for the Beliebers, all of them just happen to be fans of popular singing groups. Ensure Justin gets his due in the pantheon of current popular artists by voting for him.

This is your chance to vote for your favorite current pop group or pop star. If you think that someone is missing, feel free to add. Vote or rerank this list according to who you think should be considered the best pop star out today!


The Best Current Pop Groups/Singers]]>
Sun, 23 Sep 2018 07:11:30 PDT //www.ranker.com/list/best-current-pop-groups-and-singers/ranker-music
<![CDATA[The Best New School Rappers]]> //www.ranker.com/list/top-new-school-rappers/ranker-music

Hip hop heads, who are the best new school rappers? Making the best and newest rap songs of 2018, these rising hiphop kings are all watching the throne. Mainstream rap keeps changing over the years with gangsta rap becoming more underground, while trap music quickly rose in popularity. Regardless of rap's evolution, the best current rappers still have powerful lyrics, catchy hooks, and good beats. Which rapper is currently at the top of the hip hop game?

When it comes to radio hits, Drake is the man. With so many memorable features and popular songs, the Canadian rapper is arguably one of the best rap artists today. Compton's finest Kendrick Lamar has constantly been regarded as the hottest MC today. Lyrically talented mixed with elements of soul and spoken word poetry, K-Dot is definitely one of the best rappers of all time. Other notable rising hip hop artists include Logic, Chance the Rapper, A$AP Rocky, and J. Cole (double platinum with no features). 

Vote for who you think are the freshest rappers currently in the hip hop game. Feel free to add any missing rap artists who deserve more recognition. 


The Best New School Rappers]]>
Sun, 23 Sep 2018 07:11:36 PDT //www.ranker.com/list/top-new-school-rappers/ranker-music
<![CDATA[The Hottest Men Of 2018, Ranked]]> //www.ranker.com/list/most-handsome-male-celebrities-2018/celebrity-lists

Here are the most handsome men who won our hearts in 2018. Featuring actors, athletes, DJs, and more, this list of hot male celebs definitely includes guys who are America's Boyfriend. Who is the most handsome male celebrity of 2018?

Some of the most good looking actors right now are Michael B. Jordan, Tom Hardy and Jason Momoa, but other famous celebs, like Zayn Malik, Bill Simmons, and Cristiano Ronaldo, are also top contenders for the number one spot.  

Vote up the most handsome men in the world right now. And if you think we've forgotten the king of 2018, be sure to add him!


The Hottest Men Of 2018, Ranked]]>
Sun, 23 Sep 2018 07:31:25 PDT //www.ranker.com/list/most-handsome-male-celebrities-2018/celebrity-lists