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 2017 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 2017 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. 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.

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


The Best Current TV Shows No One Is Watching]]>
Mon, 02 Oct 2017 05:51:23 PDT //www.ranker.com/list/underrated-current-tv-shows/evan-lambert
<![CDATA[The Best 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 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 Actors Working Today]]>
Mon, 02 Oct 2017 04:21:27 PDT //www.ranker.com/list/the-best-actors-working-today/bustermcdermott
<![CDATA[The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today]]> //www.ranker.com/list/best-scottish-actresses-working-today/ranker-film There have been plenty of great Scottish actresses throughout film history, but which female Scottish actresses working today are the greatest? Scotland is known for its redheads, and Doctor Who's Karen Gillan and Game of Thrones star Rose Leslie are no exceptions. This list of the best Scottish actresses working today ranks today's best Hollywood actresses hailing from Scotland or with Scottish ancestry, both from the big screen and on television. From Oscar winners to Emmy nominees, these great actresses are killing it these days, turning in great performances in recent years.

This list ranks the highest-rated Scottish actresses working today from best to worst. These great actresses are all from somewhere in Scotland, but are popular actresses all over the world. Today's top Scottish actresses go deep into their roles, perfecting their performances, whether comedic or dramatic, and many are gorgeous to boot!

The greatest Scottish actresses working today who are ranked on this list include Tilda Swinton, Kelly Macdonald, Isla Fisher, and Rose Leslie. If there’s an actress listed here that you think is the absolute best in the movie industry today, vote her up. If the actresses you think have been nailing it in theaters recently aren't listed, feel free to add them for a comprehensive list of the truly best actresses from Scotland who are currently working.

The Best Scottish Actresses Working Today]]>
Mon, 02 Oct 2017 01:41:24 PDT //www.ranker.com/list/best-scottish-actresses-working-today/ranker-film
<![CDATA[The Best American Actors Working Today]]> //www.ranker.com/list/best-american-actors-working-today/ranker-film

There have been plenty of great American actors throughout film history, but which are the greatest working today? This list ranks the best current leading men in Hollywood, both from the big screen and on television. From Oscar winners to Emmy nominees, these great actors are killing it these days, turning in great performances in recent years. Who are the greatest current male actors from the USA? These talented men are all from all over the country, though they might be popular with international film lovers as well. Today's top US actors go deep into their roles, perfecting their performances, whether comedic or dramatic, and many are handsome to boot!

Some of the top actors from the United States right now include Johnny Depp, Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman, Robert de Niro, Matt Damon, Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert Downey, Jr., Kevin Spacey, and Ben Affleck. If there’s an actor listed here that you think is the absolute best of the moment in the movie industry today, vote him up. If the actors you think have been nailing it in theaters recently aren't listed, feel free to add them for a comprehensive list of the truly best US actors currently working.


The Best American Actors Working Today]]>
Mon, 02 Oct 2017 06:31:38 PDT //www.ranker.com/list/best-american-actors-working-today/ranker-film
<![CDATA[The Best American Actresses Working Today]]> //www.ranker.com/list/best-american-actresses-working-today/ranker-film There have been plenty of great American actresses throughout film history, but which female American actresses working today are the greatest? This list of the best American actresses working today ranks today's best Hollywood actresses, both from the big screen and on television. From Oscar winners to Emmy nominees, these great actresses are killing it these days, turning in great performances in recent years.

This list ranks the highest-rated American actresses working today from best to worst. These great actresses are all from somewhere in the United States, though they might be popular with international film lovers as well. Today's top American actresses go deep into their roles, perfecting their performances, whether comedic or dramatic, and many are beautiful to boot!

The greatest American actresses working today who are ranked on this list include Meryl Streep, Angelina Jolie, Sandra Bullock, Amy Poehler, Viola Davis, Robin Wright, and Jennifer Lawrence. If there’s an actress listed here that you think is the absolute best in the movie industry today, vote her up. If the actresses you think have been nailing it in theaters recently aren't listed, feel free to add them for a comprehensive list of the truly best US actresses currently working.

The Best American Actresses Working Today]]>
Mon, 02 Oct 2017 04:11:32 PDT //www.ranker.com/list/best-american-actresses-working-today/ranker-film
<![CDATA[The Best Female Characters on TV Right Now]]> //www.ranker.com/list/best-female-characters-on-tv-right-now/ranker-tv

Some of the greatest characters in this new golden age of TV are female right now, and their characters span centuries, cultures, and personalities of all types. The shows they're on range anywhere from fantasy to comedy to drama and everything in between. Which female characters are the best of the best on TV show characters right now?

Are you a Jess Day kind of person, or an Arya Stark lover instead? The choice is up to you. Vote up all of your favorite female characters currently on TV, and add any that aren't already on the list. 


The Best Female Characters on TV Right Now]]>
Mon, 02 Oct 2017 06:12:02 PDT //www.ranker.com/list/best-female-characters-on-tv-right-now/ranker-tv
<![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 2017. 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]]>
Mon, 02 Oct 2017 05:31:26 PDT //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-shows-currently-on-the-air
<![CDATA[The Best Kids Cartoons of All Time]]> //www.ranker.com/list/best-kids-cartoons/ranker-tv This list contains information about the best kids cartoons, ranked by your votes. Over the years, there have been tons of good cartoons for kids. This list contains funny childrens cartoons and action-packed kids animations. You can even vote on this list of the best kids cartoons to make sure your favorite childrens cartoon ends up in the No. 1 spot!

Which cartoons appear on this list of the top kids animated shows? Of course, Tom and Jerry made our list. Tom and Jerry is one of the best clean cartoons for kids of all time. It was created by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera in 1940 and originally ran for 17 years. Dora the Explorer is also a good kids show, thanks to its emphasis on education, its catchy jingles, and adorable characters. 

There are other good childrens cartoon shows like Scooby-Doo, Where Are You! and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles also appear on this list of cartoon shows with clean humor. Adventure Time is one of the newest kids cartoons to gain a cult following with children, as well as their parents. It was created by Pendleton Ward and premiered on Cartoon Network in 2010.

Where do your favorite kids cartoon shows fall on this list? Be sure to vote it to the top and share your thoughts in the comments section!
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Mon, 02 Oct 2017 04:21:27 PDT //www.ranker.com/list/best-kids-cartoons/ranker-tv
<![CDATA[The Best EDM YouTube Channels]]> //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-edm-youtube-music-channels Everyone seems to be a YouTube star these days, and with the rising popularity of EDM (electronic dance music) it's no surprise that some of the top YouTube channels are home to EDM videos. This list of popular EDM YouTubers ranks the best of the best when it comes to channels focused on this new generation of electronic dance music artists. Who do you think has the best YouTube channel in the world of EDM? Now's your chance to vote!

There are many good EDM channels like MrRevillz and Epic Network, but are they truly the best? Of the many music channels listed below, all are popular on YouTube (with many having over 100,000 subscribers) but only one can top this list of the greatest EDM YouTube channels.

Can't get enough EDM? Be sure to vote for the best EDM artists and let us know which US cities are the best for EDM fans!
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Mon, 02 Oct 2017 05:11:35 PDT //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-edm-youtube-music-channels
<![CDATA[The Very Best Chocolate Bars]]> //www.ranker.com/list/best-chocolate-bars/ranker-food A list of the Best Chocolate Bars. What chocolate bars are considered the best by consumers? Browse through our list of the best chocolate bars to see which tasty chocolate bars are the most popular, and which ones are on the bottom of the list. If you see a favorite chocolate bar on the bottom of the list, go ahead and vote for it to raise it to a higher spot on the list of popular chocolate bars. You can also add a special chocolate bar if you don’t see it listed here.

Wondering which new chocolate bars might send you to Chocolate Heaven? By looking at the top-ranking spots, it will be easy to find new favorite chocolate bars to try. You can copy and paste from this list of chocolate bars to make your very own list of your favorite chocolate bars. From the well-known Hershey’s brand to Willy Wonka, there are multiple taste sensations to try! And, with different flavors and varieties such as chocolate bars with peanuts added, you won’t run out of new chocolate tasting options for a long time.

Plan a special evening for trying several of the new chocolate bars listed here. What are your favorite candy bars? If you try new ones that you’ve never tried before, you are sure to find that new special chocolate bar to feed your chocolate addiction.
The Very Best Chocolate Bars]]>
Mon, 02 Oct 2017 05:41:27 PDT //www.ranker.com/list/best-chocolate-bars/ranker-food
<![CDATA[The Most Evil Internet Company]]> //www.ranker.com/list/most-evil-internet-company/ready-to-startup The most evil Internet company is the one that requires you to add them on Facebook to read an article, makes you sign away your first born in their terms of service, and invades your privacy, including all your contacts on your smartphone. These evil Internet companies do all of that and then some but provide services that are so vital to our digital lives that we allow them to do these things anyway.

If there was a scumbag Internet company meme, these well-known websites, social networks, domain registrars, and online services would all appear there with the trademark backwards hat. For one reason or another, all of these companies are hated for their shady practices, privacy concerns, or ways they've screwed over the little guy en route to becoming wildly successful.

It's not a coincidence that some of the biggest and most popular Internet companies are also the most evil. Google and Facebook, the two websites that lead all others in terms of traffic and their user base, are the first two that come to mind. Both have been in the news for various customer concerns, including dipping their hands into the unknowing private information of people around the globe, but both also offer industry leading services that many of us simply cannot live without.

Other companies, such as the iPhone innovator Apple, the domain registrar, Go Daddy, and the online payment service PayPal, may not be universally used like the big companies, but each also does something that puts them in the "evil" category.

Have a grudge against an Internet company? Find an evil company that we missed? Add it or vote for it below and tell us why the company is evil in the comments. It might not make the company change their evil ways, but hopefully, it will provide a bit of solace instead.


The Most Evil Internet Company]]>
Mon, 02 Oct 2017 04:11:16 PDT //www.ranker.com/list/most-evil-internet-company/ready-to-startup
<![CDATA[The Best Fantasy Anime of All Time]]> //www.ranker.com/list/best-fantasy-anime-v1/ranker-anime

From classics like Wolf's Rain to newer series like Sword Art Online, fantasy is one of the most popular genres of anime. That being said, we've decided to rank the best fantasy anime series of time, and we want you to vote for your favorites! How do you know whether or not a show can be considered fantasy? Fantasy anime such as Naruto Shippuden typically involves various forms of magic, supernatural elements and mystical creatures that you wouldn't typically see in other genres.The setting of these shows is more than not a distant or imaginary world, such as the Demon Plane in the great martial arts anime Yu Yu Hakushu. Modern favorites include Fairy Tale, Black Butler, and Akame ga Kill!, but we want to know what your top fantasy anime show is. Vote below for the shows that you love the most, and downvote any that you watched and didn't like (only downvote a show if you've actually seen it please.) You can also add your own shows to this list, as long as they fall under the fantasy genre. 


The Best Fantasy Anime of All Time]]>
Mon, 02 Oct 2017 06:31:29 PDT //www.ranker.com/list/best-fantasy-anime-v1/ranker-anime
<![CDATA[The Best Lip Balm Brands]]> //www.ranker.com/list/best-lip-balm-brands/makeup-tips The top lip balm brands make beauty products like lip balm, lip salve, lip creams, medicated lip balms and lip balms with SPF ranging from the most expensive, exclusive lip balm brands to the more affordable lip balm brands. Some brands are better than others but these best lip balm brands stand above and beyond the rest while making you look like a million bucks without spending that much.

Like all things, sometimes just because something is more expensive does not mean that the quality is better, and some of the best lip balm brands are not the most expensive lip balm brands. This goes for chapsticks and lip moisturizer, but is also true that sometimes paying less is not worth getting an inferior product. Because of all of this, it's often a good idea to perform some trial and error with the products to decide which you think is the greatest lip balm brand.

Company A may sell absolutely killer medicated lip balm, but their chapstick just doesn't cut it. Company B has SPF lip balm you cannot live without, but their lip salve leaves a lot to be desired. Nothing says you must stick with one lip balm brand for everything. Mix and match your sunblock, lip balm and chapsticks to find a combination perfect for you in your quest to stop chapped lips.

We've all made regretful lip balm purchases, but with this user ranked list of lip balm brands, should you run into a dud, you can vote down the chapstick products that aren’t worth the money and time so other lip balm users don’t run into the same lip balm problems. If you don’t see your favorite lip balm brand or the brand you consider to be the best lip balm brand, make sure to add it to the list so other lip balm users can discover your favorite lip balm brands.

See also: The Best Cosmetics Brands
The Best Lip Balm Brands]]>
Sun, 01 Oct 2017 20:31:12 PDT //www.ranker.com/list/best-lip-balm-brands/makeup-tips
<![CDATA[TV Networks with the Best Shows]]> //www.ranker.com/list/networks-with-the-best-programming/ranker-tv List of the TV networks with the best programming, ranked by content consumers. Is modern television better than film? Movie stars are stepping down from the silver screen to star in award-winning TV shows. Which channels have the best of the bunch? As competition increases, cable companies and premium networks are producing some of the best series the world has ever seen. 
 
What channels have the best shows? This list discusses the best programming from popular North American networks, including the names of the original series they air. No matter what genre you’re craving, one of these top networks will have the right shows for you.
 
This list features the best U.S. networks with best programming, including: HBO, NBC, Showtime, TBS, AMC, Fox, FX, and more.
TV Networks with the Best Shows]]>
Sun, 01 Oct 2017 12:21:22 PDT //www.ranker.com/list/networks-with-the-best-programming/ranker-tv
<![CDATA[The Most Annoying TV Hosts]]> //www.ranker.com/list/most-annoying-tv-hosts/tvs-frank The most annoying TV hosts include reality TV presenters, game show hosts and both morning and late-night talk show hosts. Each person on this list is considered, at least by some, to be abrasive and/or generally irritating. Not everyone's going to agree, of course, and that's why this is a VoteRanked list: You vote for the TV hosts that you find the most annoying, and vote down those you actually like. Also, if a particular host that annoys you isn't listed, feel free to add them.

No list of annoying television hosts would be complete without the reality television presenters such as Ryan Seacrest, Survivor host Jeff Probst and Chris Harrison, host of ABC's The Bachelor and The Bachelorette

And then there's the talk show hosts! Larry King could certainly be annoying, but what about his CNN prime-time replacement, Piers Morgan. And what about the likes of Oprah Winfrey, Nancy Grace, Bill O'Reilly, Matt Lauer and yes, even Katie Couric. Does she deserve a gold star for being annoying on the most different networks!

And from the late night talk show arena? Do hosts likeChelsea Handler, Jay Leno, Craig Ferguson, and -- gasp -- Conan O'Brien deserve to rank high on the list? Everyone's entitled to an opinion. Now have yours! 
The Most Annoying TV Hosts]]>
Mon, 02 Oct 2017 05:31:19 PDT //www.ranker.com/list/most-annoying-tv-hosts/tvs-frank
<![CDATA[The Most Addictive Video Games of All Time]]> //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-most-addictive-video-games-of-all-time The most addictive games of all time, ranked by the wisdom of the crowd. Anyone can add their video game addictions to this list, making it an accurate, real-time ranking of the addicting video games that gamers just can't put down. Voting on this list is easier than figuring out the Konami code, so add your two cents and see how your gaming obsessions stack up against everyone else's.

Of the most addicting games, there are some from every era. From addicting PC games to the most addicting video games, there's something for everyone on this list, no matter what kids of video games you like. Gamers the world over know that with some games, you just can't stop playing. Going beyond just the top 10 addicting games, this list has over 300 games that are sure to have you hooked!
The Most Addictive Video Games of All Time]]>
Mon, 02 Oct 2017 06:31:34 PDT //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-most-addictive-video-games-of-all-time
<![CDATA[The Best Games To Play Online]]> //www.ranker.com/list/best-games-to-play-online/meme-dude For many of us, there is no greater joy than putting on our headset, meeting in a lobby with friends, and gaming for hours on end. In an age where the internet is everything, we decided to rank the best games to play online, and we want you to help us. What is your favorite game to play online? This list pits first person shooters against MMORPGS, and survival titles against strategy games. The only real commonality between these titles is that playing online is crucial to the gaming experience, so vote for whatever games you enjoy on the internet the most.

Playing online is becoming such a standard in gaming that some games actually cannot be played offline. Take Hearthstone for example, or the upcoming Dungeon Defenders 2. Is making games online exclusive some kind of smoke and mirror to push microtransactions on us? It's certainly part of the business model for many of these games, but the real intention seems to be delivering the greatest gaming experience to the consumer.

Vote up your favorite online games, and even add some titles to the list if you feel they deserve to be here.
The Best Games To Play Online]]>
Sun, 01 Oct 2017 11:11:34 PDT //www.ranker.com/list/best-games-to-play-online/meme-dude
<![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]]>
Mon, 02 Oct 2017 03:24:31 PDT //www.ranker.com/list/best-video-game-franchises/ranker-games
<![CDATA[The Most Anticipated Upcoming Playstation 4 Games]]> //www.ranker.com/list/most-anticipated-upcoming-playstation-4-games/ranker-games What's on the horizon for Playstation 4? What can PS4 gamers look forward to? For starters, Adam Jensen is taking on a whole new adventure in the upcoming Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. Yeah yeah, we know the last one had some pretty mundane boss fights, but it looks like Eidos has learned its lesson for Mankind Divided. There are a whole lot of other franchises delivering new installments in the near future, along with plenty of original games with lots of hype.

There are even some side-scrolling platformers on the way. Mighty No. 9, for example, is just around the corner, a game that is said to be the spiritual successor to the Mega Man franchise. How do we know the game will be amazing? Well, it's being produced by Keiji Inafune, the man who created Mega Man. Expect vivid character design and challenging platforming, as well as a ton of unique powerups to help vanquish your foes.

No matter what genres you love, there is something for you coming soon to the Playstation 4. Vote up the PS4 games below that you are most excited to play!

The Most Anticipated Upcoming Playstation 4 Games]]>
Wed, 20 Sep 2017 06:51:27 PDT //www.ranker.com/list/most-anticipated-upcoming-playstation-4-games/ranker-games
<![CDATA[The Best Oscar-Winning Songs]]> //www.ranker.com/list/best-oscar-winning-songs/ranker-film What are the best Oscar-winning songs? This list includes every song that has won an Oscar for Best Song, with titles such as “My Heart Will Go On,” “Moon River,” “Let It Go,” and “Skyfall.” The category of Best Original Song was introduced in 1934 at the 7th Academy Awards. The award is presented to the songwriters, not the performers.

Movies have the ability to make us feel. They make us want to believe, be inspired, and live vicariously through the stories we see on screen. The best of these movies are often bestowed with an Academy Award nomination, and those that are truly the best take home the Oscar. Songs have the ability to enhance these feelings in films. They often make the movie more emotional, intense, suspenseful, or gut-wrenching.

Songs tells us, as movie-goers, what to feel and when to feel it. These best Oscar-winning songs provide a kind of emotional connection that filmmakers hope people seek in entertainment. They are moving, saddening, or romantic. Vote upthe best Academy Award-winning songs below.

The Best Oscar-Winning Songs]]>
Sun, 01 Oct 2017 17:01:18 PDT //www.ranker.com/list/best-oscar-winning-songs/ranker-film
<![CDATA[The Most Likable Movie Antiheroes]]> //www.ranker.com/list/movie-antiheroes/michelle-nati

What makes an antihero cool? Well, they’re usually pretty multi-dimensional. They possess villainous qualities, yes, but there are usually complex reasons behind their madness. And for all the devilish things they do, you often can’t help but root for them. Hollywood has given movie lovers some awesome antihero characters, but who are the best antiheroes in film?

Movie antiheroes (and some villains – we as a society do like our bad boys) are often more memorable than the hero. Travis Bickle (Robert DeNiro in Taxi Driver), Michael Corleone (Al Pacino in The Godfather Trilogy), Jimmy “Popeye” Doyle (Gene Hackman in The French Connection), The Man With No Name (Clint Eastwood in Sergio Leone's Dollars Trilogy), and Jim Stark (James Dean in Rebel Without A Cause) are all legendary and iconic film characters that have influenced and impressed the world over. They all also happen to be anti heroes.

This list of the greatest anti-hero film characters ranks these great characters who, despite their notable lack of what we usually describe as "heroic" traits, are nonetheless the heroes of their stories. Upvote the best antihero characters in film history below, and add any great antiheroes who aren't already listed!


The Most Likable Movie Antiheroes]]>
Mon, 02 Oct 2017 05:01:33 PDT //www.ranker.com/list/movie-antiheroes/michelle-nati
<![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]]>
Mon, 02 Oct 2017 04:11:41 PDT //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-best-actresses-in-film-history
<![CDATA[Musical Movies With the Best Songs]]> //www.ranker.com/list/musical-movies-with-the-best-songs/ranker-film What are the greatest musical movies with the best songs? This list includes many of the greatest movies ever made, in large part because of the incredible songs they feature. These movies are the ones you stop and sing along to, no matter where you are or what you are doing. Vote for the musical movies that you think featured the best songs, vote down any you don't like and please, feel free to re-rank this list in any order you like. Also, if you've got a favorite film that isn't listed, add it!

There is a reason that the Academy Awards recognizes "best original song" in addition to score: Songs from films are incredibly important. Movies with the best soundtracks are already good, but they become positively iconic with great music. Films like "The Wizard of Oz" are already true classics, but with Judy Garland singing "Somewhere Over the Rainbow"? Even better.

Not surprisingly, this list includes movie adaptations of some of the best Broadway musicals ever made: "Les Miserables," "The Phantom of the Opera" and "West Side Story," to name a few. Each one of these movies included many, if not all, of the most memorable songs from the Broadway soundtracks.

Every film listed here could easily be considered among the best music movies ever made, but in this case, it's about the songs: "Tomorrow" from "Annie," "Circle of Life" from "The Lion King" and "My Favorite Things" from "The Sound of Music" - can you honestly say you don't sing along? Didn't think so.

If you love movies, and you love music, you'll definitely want to check out (and vote) on this list of the movies with that best soundtracks ever, too.
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<![CDATA[The Best Living English Actresses]]> //www.ranker.com/list/best-living-english-actresses/ranker-film Hailing from England, these women in film are acting circles around some of their male counterparts. These actresses from England included established, household names like Judi Dench and Helen Mirren, as well as younger English actresses like Emma Watson and Carey Mulligan. Who are the best living English actresses? They're all listed here, and your votes can help determine who is ranked as the best!

The top living actresses from England ranked on this list have decorated careers that have spanned decades and many are still working today. Their long lists of credits include movies and TV shows from all over the world, namely the United States and Great Britain. From Oscar winners to consistently great English actresses, these women are changing film and turning in amazing performances time and time again.

This list features the greatest English actresses alive today including Julie Andrews, Tilda Swinton, Vanessa Redgrave, Kate Winslet, Kate Beckinsale, Judi Dench, Keira Knightley, Helen Mirren, and Emily Blunt. Don't see your favorite living actress from England? Add her below so other film fans can vote. Then, be sure to vote and rerank the list according to who you think are the best English actresses still alive today.
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<![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.
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<![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 that 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 for 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]]>
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<![CDATA[The Best English Actors of All Time]]> //www.ranker.com/list/best-english-actors-of-all-time/ranker-film Some of the best actors of all time hail from England, and whether you love these English men for their acting talents or just their accents, there's no denying that many of these English actors are among some of the best actors in film history. Whether living or dead, these men made England a top source for acting talent in Hollywood and will go down in history as the best.

Who are the all-time top English actors in film history? Some of these actors from England became famous for roles as Americans, as Jedi (hi, Alec Guinness!), as detectives, and any number of other memorable characters. There's just something about these English gentlemen that movie audiences love, and their fantastic acting abilities have made many of them award winners as well.

This list features the greatest English actors of all time including Charlie Chaplin, Anthony Hopkins, Benedict Cumberbatch, Christian Bale, Cary Grant, David Niven, Daniel Day-Lewis, and Ewan McGregor. Don't see your favorite actor from England? Add him below so other film fans can vote. Then, be sure to vote and rerank the list according to who you think are the best English actors to have ever graced the screen.
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Mon, 02 Oct 2017 05:41:24 PDT //www.ranker.com/list/best-english-actors-of-all-time/ranker-film
<![CDATA[The Most Overrated Movies of All Time]]> //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-most-overrated-movies-of-all-time The most overrated movies of all time in one list, ranked in order of how overrated they really are. Being overrated doesn't mean it's not a good movie, or even a classic movie, it just means the movie's not living up to the hype surrounding it. Some of these overrated movies are Academy Award winners, some are the best comedies of all time, and some are even considered to be among the best movies ever by some, they are all overhyped and don't quite live up to all of the positive attention they've received.  

These are movies that film critics hailed as brilliant, movies your friends said you had to see, comedies you would fall over laughing at, and dramas so deep you'd never look at the world the same way again. Except that you did watch them, they did suck, and now you're questioning your friends's taste in everything. From Avatar and all the Twilights, to Love Actually (you monster) and Trainspotting (maybe? Up to you!), these are the films you hate, despite their popularity and/or acclaim.

What are the most overrated films? What classic movies are overrated? What are some top movies that everyone loves but some people hate? This is by no means a complete list of overrated movies, but it's a whole bunch of them. If you know of a supposedly great movie that's overrated and not on the list of the most overrated movies, make sure to add it so other people can save their time and give it a miss.
The Most Overrated Movies of All Time]]>
Mon, 02 Oct 2017 05:21:40 PDT //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-most-overrated-movies-of-all-time
<![CDATA[The Best Western Movies Ever Made]]> //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-best-western-movies-ever-made The best Western movies ever made include some true classics from the early days of cinema, and more modern day films that captured our imagination and took us to the days of the wild, wild West. From Sergio Leone's classics like The Good, The Bad and the Ugly to the 2010 Joel and Ethan Coen remake of True Grit, the Western movies listed here are considered some of the greatest of all time. Be sure to vote for your favorite Westerns and vote down any you don't like.

What makes a great Western? Aside from casting Clint Eastwood (he's in so many of these) or John Wayne, an outstanding Western offers movie goers fantastic characters, lots of drama and tension and certainly a nasty, memorable villain or two. Setting is obviously important in top western movies as well. Throw in a High Noon style standoff and you simply can't miss. Those are the most important elements in the best western and cowboy movies. 

What are you favorite western films? Vote for the greatest western movie ever made and be sure to add any of your favorite Western movies that might be missing! Giddyup, and enjoy!
The Best Western Movies Ever Made]]>
Mon, 02 Oct 2017 02:21:30 PDT //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-best-western-movies-ever-made
<![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 actresses, singers, models, and more, but the one thing they all have in common is that they are all gorgeous.

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]]>
Mon, 02 Oct 2017 05:41:54 PDT //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-most-beautiful-women-in-hollywood
<![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.

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.
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Mon, 02 Oct 2017 06:01:27 PDT //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/greatest-actors-who-have-never-won-an-oscar
<![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.
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<![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. 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.

If you see an album that should be listed here, be sure to add it! And to really impact this list's order, reranking it to add your own version of how these albums should be ranked. You can also explain your choices for the best albums of all time in the top 10 comments section below. 

So what are the best albums ever? How about the top albums of all time? Vote now!
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Mon, 02 Oct 2017 03:04:53 PDT //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-greatest-albums-of-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]]>
Mon, 02 Oct 2017 06:11:49 PDT //www.ranker.com/list/best-rock-vocalists/rockboy
<![CDATA[The Best Broadway Musicals]]> //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-musicals List of the best musicals to ever run on stage, whether on Broadway, the West End, or in smaller fringe theaters around the world. The greatest musicals combine music, dancing, amazing stories, and top casts to take the viewer out of a theatre and into a world they never imagined.

The best Broadway musicals are a cross-section of classic musicals like Les Miserables (now an Oscar winning movie) and Cats as well as new favorites like The Book of Mormon and Wicked. Their casts feature some of the best stars on Broadway from throughout the years, and they are all worthy of more than one viewing. The best thing about musical theater, of course, is that it's never the same show twice.

What are the top Broadway musicals? What are the best musical theater shows? Which shows are the greatest musicals ever to be on stage? That's for all you musical theater fans to decide!

Vote on your favorite musicals and if your favorite Broadway musical show isn't on the list, add it so others can discover a best new Broadway musical to see.
The Best Broadway Musicals]]>
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<![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]]>
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<![CDATA[The Best Sophomore Albums of All Time]]> //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-best-sophomore-albums-of-all-time

The best sophomore albums of all time include some of the greatest albums of all time and will largely divide music fans as to whether they're the best second albums ever or just another record in a musician's collection. Many of these second albums by bands are superior to the first albums, while others are simply better than most other albums ever released.

It was Elvis Costello who once said something to the effect of "you have your whole life to write your first record and six months to write the second"; it's quite the daunting task for a musician or band who has found themselves fast in the spotlight and under pressure to turn out a second album that's as successful as the first. Most bands fail when it comes to record #2 and never rebound (The Strokes, Futureheads, Tokyo Police Club) while others have done some of their best work many albums in (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bad Religion, Gogol Bordello). Many of the bands on this list of the greatest sophomore albums went on put out albums better than the first or second, and some just gave up after their sophomore effort.

What is the best sophomore album of all time? What band put out the greatest second album? What bands had better second records than the first? This list of the best second albums by bands is sure to spark a debate among music fans, and that's precisely the point. Make sure to vote for your favorite sophomore album and feel free to add any great second albums that aren't on the list.

If your favorite band made an awful second album, do not put them on the list just because they are your favorite band! This list is about the top second records by bands, not a list of bands that people like. These are important albums that have stood the test of time that will still be the top albums in years to come. If you're out to vote for the best bands ever, check out the greatest bands of all time and vote there.
The Best Sophomore Albums of All Time]]>
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<![CDATA[The Best Genres of Music]]> //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-genres-of-music

One of the biggest questions in the music world is what is the best genre of music? For many, this can be the source of heated arguments as everyone has their own opinion and tastes of what is good and what isn't. Today's music genres are more broken down and deeper than ever, which can cause multiple arguments for or against a different subgenre within a particular genre. For example, fans of alternative rock and indie rock could argue the merits of one particular brand of rock versus the other. These are both under the rock umbrella, but alas, they're separate genres.

The same thing can be said for hip hop and even heavy metal, where both can be broken down further. No matter what your outlook, taste, or musical preferences are, you can make a claim here on this list what the best genre is. These are the most popular and top genres of music. There are plenty of choices on this Ultimate List of the best genres of music, but only one can be considered the best. If you want to voice your support to why your favorite genre should be known as the best, then vote for your top choice. If you see a genre or even a subgenre missing from the list feel free to add it. That could be anything, as long as it's not on the list.
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Mon, 02 Oct 2017 02:51:41 PDT //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-genres-of-music
<![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]]>
Mon, 02 Oct 2017 03:01:57 PDT //www.ranker.com/list/greatest-musical-artists-of-all-time/ranker-music
<![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.
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Mon, 02 Oct 2017 01:22:17 PDT //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/shreddits-top-metal-albums
<![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

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Mon, 02 Oct 2017 03:41:31 PDT //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/musicians-who-belong-in-the-rock-and-roll-hall-of-fame
<![CDATA[The Best Actresses Who've Never Won an Emmy (for Acting)]]> //www.ranker.com/list/tv-actresses-who-never-won-an-emmy/ranker-tv

Despite years as television mainstays, some of the brightest starts of the small screen have never been recognized by Emmy voters for their work. We're talking big names like Amy Poehler, Zooey Deschanel, and Connie Britton. All are extremely talented women who've never managed to take home the trophy. Tatiana Maslany brilliantly plays multiple characters on Orphan Black, and the girl still can't get any Emmy love!

Angela Lansbury is the queen of the TV actress Emmy snubs with 18 nominations and no trophy. She published 18 books and played Jessica Fletcher on Murder, She Wrote for so many years she could probably have solved actual crimes for law enforcement. The Television Academy sure teased Lansbury with all those nominations and yet she’s one of those great actresses who never won Emmys. Despite all the top TV performances turned in by these ladies, they're all a reminder of how TV actress Emmy snubs go.

How many times will Melissa McBride blow up the screen on The Walking Dead before she gets to be one of the chosen few actresses who won Emmys? Perhaps she should bake them some cookies. Courteney Cox had to watch her female Friends costars take home trophies and be repeatedly nominated while she got left out in the cold. The Television Academy knew that Monica wasn’t a real person, right? And that Cox was just as compelling as Lisa Kudrow and Jennifer Aniston. No?

Another one of those TV actress Emmy snubs belongs to Kim Cattrall. As Samantha Jones on Sex and the City, Cattrall talked about sex, infidelity, younger men, and menopause in a groundbreaking way. Her bold and flawed Jones opened up the dialogue about sexuality and a woman’s right to choose who she shares her bed with. Cattrall joins those actresses who never won Emmys, though she did win a Razzie in 2011 for Sex and the City 2.

Some of these TV actress Emmy snubs are so frustrating, it makes you want to ask the Television Academy what they're even looking for in an actress's performance. Which TV actress Emmy snub gets your goat the most? Vote her up and show some Emmy love for these Hollywood women who deserve recognition.


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Mon, 02 Oct 2017 02:04:58 PDT //www.ranker.com/list/tv-actresses-who-never-won-an-emmy/ranker-tv
<![CDATA[The Best Catholic Authors]]> //www.ranker.com/list/best-catholic-authors/ranker-books Some of history’s most influential and recognizable literary works were written by famous Catholic authors. Who hasn’t heard classics like Ulysses or A Clockwork Orange? Who are the best Catholic authors? Some are writers who serve the church itself as a pope or bishop, while others are lay people of the Catholic faith who happen to be famous authors.
 
The authors on this list have written some of the most well-known novels of all time. These are stories that have challenged us, made us cry, inspired us to change, shown us the power of forgiveness, and motivated us to change the way we think about life. Some writers on this list have penned classic novels and works of literature, while others write specifically about theology and religion.
 
This list features the best Catholic authors of all time, many of whom have written classic literary works including, Alexander Pope, James Joyce, Anne Rice, Anthony Burgess, Brian Coffey, Flannery O’Connor, Thomas Merton, and Fulton J. Sheen. Vote up the best Catholic writers and see where the authors you think are great rank.
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<![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.


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Mon, 02 Oct 2017 01:31:28 PDT //www.ranker.com/list/most-trustworthy-celebrities/celebrity-lists
<![CDATA[The Most Inspiring (Non-Hollywood) Female Role Models]]> //www.ranker.com/list/female-role-models/ericascheidt

Who run the world? Girls! After compiling this list, we're positive that ladies all over the planet are kicking ass and taking names in almost every field nowadays, sorry not sorry. The amazing female role models on this list are inspiring examples of powerful females, killing it at the tops of their fields and in the trenches, helping to make the world a better place for everyone, but especially for women and girls all over the world. After all, there are presidential candidates, hard-hitting journalists, countless female CEOs and CFOs of major corporations, and a teenage girl who is on the fast track to becoming an MLB superstar. Who are the most inspiring female role models in the world today?

Though we tried our best to list as many inspirational women as possible, we're sure we missed some ladies you might look up to, so be sure to add them and rerank this list. Of all these awesome female role models from around the world, which ones inspires you the most? Which of these ladies motivated you to choose your career? Which one of these amazing female role models makes you want to pursue your dreams?  

After seeing all these awesome female role models together on one list, you'll be more inspired that ever to conquer anything! Vote up the women who inspire you the most and add any other inspirational women, successful women, and strong female role models you think girls and women the world over should know about.


The Most Inspiring (Non-Hollywood) Female Role Models]]>
Mon, 02 Oct 2017 02:41:28 PDT //www.ranker.com/list/female-role-models/ericascheidt
<![CDATA[The Most Important Military Leaders In US History]]> //www.ranker.com/list/us-army-generals/mike-rothschild America's legendary military history is dotted with some of the greatest generals and admirals to ever put on a uniform. While there have been thousands of high-ranking U.S. Army generals and and military leaders in American history, only a few have truly changed the world with their bravery, intelligence, strategic planning ability, and the way they look wearing a uniform full of medals. Some of the best American generals are also the top military leaders in history. 


The army leaders and generals in the US Army on this list all either held the most important positions in the US military or were immortalized in the history books for their actions in war. To be a great US Army officer takes great courage and leadership. Who has had the most impact and led his men and women to historic triumphs? Leading the ranks of the army is no easy feat, but throughout army history, many great men have made a name for themselves.

Vote for who you think are the most important leaders from the United States Army, armed forces, and other military branches on this list, and vote down the ones you think might be a little overrated. And feel free to add generals and admirals who you feel were unfairly forgotten.

The Most Important Military Leaders In US History]]>
Mon, 02 Oct 2017 05:11:21 PDT //www.ranker.com/list/us-army-generals/mike-rothschild
<![CDATA[The Most Overrated Actors of All Time]]> //www.ranker.com/list/most-overrated-actors-of-all-time/ranker-film

This list of the most overrated actors of all time, has been ranked by critics and fans from all over the world. Actors are seen as the face of the movies, television, and other media products in which they star. Extra attention is paid to them, as if they are infallible people. Hollywood actors and actresses have become like gods to many people around the globe, and they are worshiped with praise, money, awards, and gifts. However, many of the actors receiving the most accolades are extremely overrated in their raw talent, charisma, and chemistry with other actors. While many actors, like Tom Cruise and Will Smith, bring in the big box office bucks, they have little to no acting range and often phone in their performances.

Many of the actors who get the most praise gave one or two great performances during their film careers, but then rested on their laurels for the rest of their careers. Others are pretty good actors, but nowhere near as talented as the overwhelming praise they get states. Even more actors have no talent at all, but are famous because of their looks and personality. Even some of the actors and actresses from classic movies aren’t as gifted as many claim.

Who are the most overrated actors? What about the many overrated actresses (Kristen Stewart, we're looking at you)? This list features current and Old Hollywood actors who are higher rated then they deserve for their acting skills.


The Most Overrated Actors of All Time]]>
Mon, 02 Oct 2017 03:01:33 PDT //www.ranker.com/list/most-overrated-actors-of-all-time/ranker-film
<![CDATA[The Best Current TV Shows You Can Still Catch Up On]]> //www.ranker.com/list/current-tv-shows-you-can-still-catch-up-on/ranker-tv

Need help deciding which TV shows to catch up on? Here is a list of shows that have only been going for a few seasons, which means you can watch all the episodes before yet another new season begins airing. After all, starting a new TV series is a commitment and it can be an intimidating - there's so much to catch up on! It can be difficult to decide on which TV series to commit to watching. But thanks to this list of current TV shows that are easy to catch up on, you'll be chatting at the water cooler in no time about the best tv characters. You might want to start with these TV shows that are ending in 2017

For example, binge-viewing True Detective can quickly bring you up to speed on the HBO series, and Fresh Off the Boat on ABC is still in its television infancy. But Game of Thrones? Good luck; it's already on Season 7. Current TV shows you can still get all caught up on are both easy to watch and easy to stream. Whether it's Ballers with Dwayne Johnson or Black-ish with Anthony Anderson, there are options galore.


Get ready for the second or third season of a show that will soon be your favorite, by catching up now! Watch all the episodes of Better Call Saul so you'll be ready when it returns. There is also not much to catch up on with shows like Review on Comedy Central and Narcos on Netflix. With only a season or two already released, you won't spend months taking in season after season.

Current TV you can catch up on ranges from animated series like Rick and Morty to supernatural shows like The 100. On Amazon, you can catch up with Transparent to see what all the hype is about, then you can do the same with ABC's How to Get Away with Murder.

Which of these shows do you plan to catch up on? Which TV series with just a season or two under their belts are already the best? Cast your votes below and add any other series that TV fans might want to spend a weekend or two getting all caught up on.


The Best Current TV Shows You Can Still Catch Up On]]>
Sun, 01 Oct 2017 17:01:37 PDT //www.ranker.com/list/current-tv-shows-you-can-still-catch-up-on/ranker-tv
<![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, 01 Oct 2017 15:31:24 PDT //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-websites-to-waste-your-time-on
<![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. 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]]>
Mon, 02 Oct 2017 05:12:18 PDT //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/my-favorite-cartoons-of-all-time
<![CDATA[The Best Coupon Websites]]> //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-best-coupon-websites The best coupons can be hard to find. This list of the best coupon sites is ranked by savvy shoppers worldwide, making it a trustworthy way to find online deals for all your shopping needs. Vote on your favorite places to find the best coupons online, or add your own list of best coupon sites. Either way, you'll be getting major rebates in the good karma department!
The Best Coupon Websites]]>
Fri, 08 Sep 2017 04:11:32 PDT //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-best-coupon-websites
<![CDATA[The Best Gaming Channels on Youtube]]> //www.ranker.com/list/best-gaming-channels-youtube/youtuber A ranked list of the best gaming channels on YouTube, as voted on by fans of the channels themselves. Let's Play videos and comedy sketches are just a few of the types of videos that can be found on YouTube's greatest gaming channels. These channels produce some of the best gaming videos on the Internet, so definitely subscribe if you like what you see below. With so many YouTubers creating good gaming videos on a weekly basis, you're bound to find something you like from at least one of them. These are the top gaming YouTube channels according to views and number of subscribers, but bigger doesn't necessarily mean better since you're voting for your favorite channels in the gaming category.

Fans of horror and action games should check out PewDiePie's channel, while fans of Minecraft might like the videos on the SkyDoesMinecraft channel.

Sure there are some gaming channels on TV, but YouTube allows for more creativity and originality from it's video creators. Add your favorite YouTuber to the list if they're missing, but only if their channel mostly creates videos about gaming.
The Best Gaming Channels on Youtube]]>
Sun, 01 Oct 2017 15:51:32 PDT //www.ranker.com/list/best-gaming-channels-youtube/youtuber
<![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]]>
Mon, 02 Oct 2017 02:21:38 PDT //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-actors
<![CDATA[The Best Science Podcasts]]> //www.ranker.com/list/best-science-podcasts/reference

Speaking of interesting podcasts, check out the new Ranker Podcast! (Click below)



Ranked list of the best science podcasts currently available on iTunes and online, as voted on by science enthusiasts like yourself. Whether it's physics, astronomy, geography or biology, these podcasts shed light on fields of science and make them interesting for people who wouldn't necessarily love the subject. Science has become somewhat of a mainstream field of study these days, with The Big Bang Theory being one of the most popular shows on television, and the Facebook page "I Fu*king Love Science" having millions of likes from people who certainly aren't scientists.

Don't worry if you don't have iTunes or a smartphone, as many of these are available to stream online via your laptop or desktop computer. Including Radiolab, Stuff You Should KnowBrain Stuff and StarTalk Radio, this list of popular science podcasts currently airing new episodes is your definitive guide to the best podcasts about science, medicine, and other scientific subjects.

Vote for your favorite science podcasts regardless of how popular they are. 


The Best Science Podcasts]]>
Fri, 29 Sep 2017 01:41:15 PDT //www.ranker.com/list/best-science-podcasts/reference
<![CDATA[The Best BB Creams]]> //www.ranker.com/list/the-best-bb-creams/makeup-tips

The best BB creams offer both protection for skin and hydrating properties. What exactly is a BB cream? "BB" is actually short for beauty balm or blemish balms. BB creams combine elements of tinted moisturizers with other ingredients, all in one product. They're all the rage, and they're great if you can find the right one for your skin type. It seems that nearly all of the top cosmetics brands now offer a BB cream. Who makes the best? The ones listed here are all considered good, so vote them up or down based on your own experiences. And, if you've got a favorite BB cream that isn't listed, add it.

Great BB creams are usually much lighter than foundation. They don't offer that kind of full-coverage, but they do offer some other huge benefits, like anti-oxidants to help brighten skin tone and smooth fine lines. Most of them also include sunscreens, to help ward off potentially skin damaging sun rays. BB creams that are fragrance-free are also available, for those with skin sensitivities. Be sure to read labels carefully, so you know exactly what you're getting.

Some BB creams are designed for specific skin types: Those with dry skin, for instance, would be well served by trying a BB cream that offers some extra facial moisturizing ingredients, like hyaluronic acid. For those with oily skin, it might be best to find a BB cream that isn't too heavy on the "glowing" aspect -- because really, oily skin doesn't need any kind of additional glow, now does it? There are BB creams on the market that can help to control excess oil, by the way. It seems, at least at the moment, that there's literally a BB cream for all skin types.

How do you know if you'll like using a BB cream? Do you wear a tinted moisturizer in place of a regular foundation? If so, you'll probably be perfectly cool with a light coverage BB cream. If you want more coverage though, stick to your regular foundations and primers for now and try to check out samples of BB creams to start. That way, you're not throwing your hard-earned cash away on a product that will just wind up taking up space in your already cluttered makeup drawer.
The Best BB Creams]]>
Sun, 24 Sep 2017 12:01:15 PDT //www.ranker.com/list/the-best-bb-creams/makeup-tips
<![CDATA[The Best Car Insurance Companies]]> //www.ranker.com/list/best-car-insurance-companies/werner-brandes A list of the best car insurance companies on the market nationwide. These days, it has never been less safe to drive. The roads are filled with texting teenagers, road raging people, and those who are so late to work that they are eating breakfast and driving all at once. If you get in an accident or collision, you need to know that your car insurance company covers all the damage. Is your car insurance company the best on the market? This list includes the most reliable car insurance companies, as well as car insurance that is inexpensive. It’s important to find affordable car insurance that also covers as much damage as possible. An amazing car insurance company should make you feel heard, with an insurance agent who is there for you after a terrifying accident. What should the best car insurance company do for you? The car insurance should be a good price, while still being reliable. Car insurance providers should settle claims quickly and provide swift information and quotes. Accident forgiveness, a no-drop promise, and multiple good driver discounts are also a good sign that you have an amazing car insurance company. This list covers insurance companies with those great features.
The Best Car Insurance Companies]]>
Thu, 31 Aug 2017 00:17:40 PDT //www.ranker.com/list/best-car-insurance-companies/werner-brandes
<![CDATA[The Best European Cruise Lines]]> //www.ranker.com/list/best-european-cruise-lines/island-hopper-dan

The best European cruise lines include some of the largest and most well-known cruise lines in the world. From large-scale cruising ships to smaller, more intimate river cruises, the cruise lines listed here are all based in Europe. Which ones are truly the greatest? You decide that, with your votes. And this list is by no means complete, so feel free to add any Europe cruise lines that are missing.

Two of the largest and most recognizable names among the best cruise lines in the world are certainly MSC Cruises (which is now based in Switzerland, but originated in Italy) and Costa Cruises (based in Italy). Both of these cruise lines feature massive ships in their lineup, including several cruises that would be more than appropriate for families and even for families who want to cruise with kids.

Some of the European cruise lines on this list feature luxury cruises, giving passengers five-star treatment, from spas to six-star cuisine. Cunard (United Kingdom) and Crystal Cruises (Japan) are certainly included in this category. These cruise lines pamper guests to the max, as they guide them towards some of the most wonderful port destinations in the world.

One of the fastest growing and most popular means of cruising throughout Europe is the river cruise. Some of the companies listed here also appear on this list of the best river cruise lines, not surprisingly. River cruises are certainly unique, and the cruise ships themselves tend to be a bit smaller than the ocean liners, allowing for a lower passenger-to-staff ratio and, usually, fantastic one-on-one service.

Whatever your cruising style, enjoy this list and don't forget to vote!
The Best European Cruise Lines]]>
Thu, 31 Aug 2017 00:07:58 PDT //www.ranker.com/list/best-european-cruise-lines/island-hopper-dan
<![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]]>
Mon, 02 Oct 2017 04:01:36 PDT //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-coolest-actors-ever
<![CDATA[The Best Maternity Yoga Pants Brands]]> //www.ranker.com/list/best-maternity-yoga-pants-brands/jessica-lawshe Where would expectant mothers be without the yoga pant? They aren't just comfy, they're a necessity if you have a bun in the oven. Just with everything else in your mom-life, you'll want to be picky. That's why we've put together this list of best maternity yoga pants brands. 

Regardless of if you're hitting prenatal yoga, heading to a doctor's appointment, or just running to the grocery store for some snacks, the yoga pant is your key to comfort. Stretchy waistbands are essential! They can either be used as coverage over your beautiful baby bump, or folded down under your baby belly. Style them with tunic tops, sweaters, or a maternity workout tank. You can go either a full legging or capri, plain black, bright color, or patterned.  

By now you might already be familiar with the popular maternity brands like Pea in the Pod and Motherhood. They, of course, offer maternity workout clothing options for soon-to-be mommies. But don't be afraid to rule out other brands that don't necessarily offer maternity clothes. Tons of moms agree that brands like Lululemon and GapFit have yoga pants that are perfect for any exercise class... or just for relaxing. Bottom line, it's all about how you feel in them. Yoga pants for pregnant women are easy to find, as long as you know where to look. And we're here to help!

So put those feet up, set aside the nursery plans (for just a moment) and take a look at our list of best maternity yoga pants brands. Vote up the pregnancy yoga pants that makes you feel as comfortable as possible!

The Best Maternity Yoga Pants Brands]]>
Mon, 12 Jun 2017 13:21:14 PDT //www.ranker.com/list/best-maternity-yoga-pants-brands/jessica-lawshe
<![CDATA[The Best iPhone Apps, Ranked]]> //www.ranker.com/list/best-iphone-apps/dot-commander

What are the best iPhone apps? The best apps for iPhone include programs that help us be more efficient, but some are just there to entertain. Some of the best Apple apps also inform us, whether it's helping us keep up with the latest news or the most recent and reliable weather information. Which iPhone apps are truly the greatest of all? You decide, with your votes. This list isn't complete, by the way, so feel free to add your own personal favorite iPhone apps and let everyone vote them up or down.

The greatest iPhone mobile apps are designed to help smartphone users in some way. Some apps might suggest great places to eat, allowing other users to contribute their opinions. Need to find a great restaurant nearby? There's an app for that, or literally hundreds. Need proof? Check out this list of the best restaurant apps for more info. And if you're into hitting up the best bars or even mixing your own fancy cocktails, take a look at this list of the best bar apps around. Many of them are iPhone-friendly, allowing you to become a master mixologist in seconds.

Other excellent iPhone apps let users connect with friends and loved ones via social networking. Facebook and Twitter come to mind. Still others allow everyone to learn where you are and what you're doing, as you become the Mayor of Whatever via Foursquare.

Gaming iPhone apps are always popular. Over the years, apps like Angry Birds and Temple Run have gained millions of followers. Some of the game apps listed here are even free!

Whether it's YouTube, Pandora, iBooks or Gmail, this list is all about the best of the best, so be sure to vote and even rerank to make your own list of the greatest iPhone apps ever.
The Best iPhone Apps, Ranked]]>
Sat, 30 Sep 2017 09:21:12 PDT //www.ranker.com/list/best-iphone-apps/dot-commander
<![CDATA[The Best Potato Chip Brands]]> //www.ranker.com/list/best-chip-brands/werner-brandes Check out this list of the best chip brands, ranked from best to worst by your votes. Salty, crispy, and delicious, chips are one of the most popular snacks in the world. There are several great chip brands available at grocery stores... the key is knowing which ones are the best! Some of the best chip brands offer a variety of tasty snacks, but some focus on making one perfect type of chip. 

When it comes to potato chips, there is an endless amount of great brands. Lays, Jays, and Miss Vickies are some of the best potato chip makers you'll find on the shelf. And Pringles, one of the best chip brands on the block, pretty much nailed it with their slogan, “Once you pop, you can't stop." Ruffles is another great chip company that puts a little spin on the average potato chip with the pleasing texture of ridges on each chip.

It's hard to narrow down a category like chip manufacturers, but if you could only munch on one chip brand for the rest of your life, which would it be? What is your all-time favorite chip brand? Take a look at this list and vote up the best chip companies up to the top!
The Best Potato Chip Brands]]>
Sun, 01 Oct 2017 11:31:45 PDT //www.ranker.com/list/best-chip-brands/werner-brandes
<![CDATA[The Best Weight Loss Apps]]> //www.ranker.com/list/best-weight-loss-apps/dot-commander

The best weight loss apps are those that help you meet your weight loss goals. If you've ever tried to lose weight, you know it’s easier said than done. Many of the best dieting apps provide assistance by helping you gauge meal portions, track calories, and plan your weekly exercise routine.

But even the best diet app can’t actually make you do what you know you need to do. That’s where you’ve got to have some personal resolve to get thing done. Anyone can lose weight, if they just set their mind to it. Half of the battle is in the mind. Staying motivated and working with a support group on a regular basis can make a big difference.

That’s why many of these weight loss apps have an online component where users can interact with each other, providing support and sharing real-life stories of their success. If you can find a buddy online that you can relate to, it can make a world of difference in your motivation level and ultimately, your success.

These apps, selected from the Apple iTunes store for iPhone apps as well as the Google Play app store for Android users, represent the best of the best. Whether you’re looking for just the right calorie counter, a fast food calorie guide, exercise tips or even a fun game that will help you lose weight as you play along - they’re all included here. If you've had experience with these apps, be sure to rank them! If you haven’t, then this list of best weight loss apps can help you find the one that’s just right for you.
The Best Weight Loss Apps]]>
Thu, 07 Sep 2017 22:01:10 PDT //www.ranker.com/list/best-weight-loss-apps/dot-commander
<![CDATA[The Best Current Female Singers]]> //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-female-singer-of-the-year

The best female singers currently performing could easily be among the best of all time without contest. 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]]>
Mon, 02 Oct 2017 05:31:28 PDT //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-female-singer-of-the-year
<![CDATA[The Best Dressed Male TV Characters]]> //www.ranker.com/list/best-dressed-male-tv-characters/ranker-characters

List of the best dressed male TV characters currently on TV or from the past. These men prove that males have nearly as many fashion options as women, and they can rock clothes in the same styles, from boho to preppy to mod. This list includes the most fashionable men on TV, whether they dress elegantly or casually.

When thinking of fashionable men on TV, it’s not uncommon to think of men in suits. The suit is, after all, classic men’s formal wear, along with the suit’s cousin, the tuxedo. The most stylish male characters on TV are classed as such because they know how to wear a suit well. Think of the perfectly groomed male cast of “Mad Men,” who not only wear complementary tie, shirt, and suit combos but also wear the finishing accessories that pull looks together: cufflinks, pocket squares, waistcoats, and more.

Or consider fashionable male characters who are usually seen in casual wear. Whether in jeans or slacks, sweaters or t-shirts, these men are always coordinated and always sport polishing touches, such as hats, watches, scarves, or even designer socks. Prefer men in fantastic costume? The hottest male TV stars pull off these looks, too. Can anyone forget the noble looks of Robb Stark (“Game of Thrones”)?

This list contains the best dressed men on TV, the television characters audiences have tuned in to watch just to see what they’d be wearing. Whether they are wicked or altruistic, old or young, they’re all one thing: the most fashionable male TV characters ever seen.


The Best Dressed Male TV Characters]]>
Sun, 01 Oct 2017 04:21:23 PDT //www.ranker.com/list/best-dressed-male-tv-characters/ranker-characters
<![CDATA[The Best Sandwich Shop in Los Angeles]]> //www.ranker.com/list/the-best-sandwich-shop-in-los-angeles/desertrat89 Who doesn't love the mighty sandwich? As Homer Simpson once said: "Oh sandwich, I could never stay mad at you." LA has some of the most fantastic sandwiches ever put to bread, but where do you go for your favorite sandwich? Lots of deliciousness to pick from. Vote for your favorites, rank your own list... and be sure to add any spectacular sandwich shop you see missing!

What are the best places to get sandwiches from in Los Angeles? While the city doesn't attract the same allure like New York and Chicago may, that doesn't mean the sandwiches aren't as good. It would be foolhardy to think so. 
The Best Sandwich Shop in Los Angeles]]>
Tue, 26 Sep 2017 08:31:11 PDT //www.ranker.com/list/the-best-sandwich-shop-in-los-angeles/desertrat89
<![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. 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]]>
Mon, 02 Oct 2017 05:51:49 PDT //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-anime-series-all-time
<![CDATA[The Best Affordable Health Insurance]]> //www.ranker.com/list/best-affordable-health-insurance/business-and-company-info

The best affordable health insurance varies from region to region. These top health insurance companies offer the best PPO plans and most affordable HMO plans across the country. If you’re looking for affordable health insurance that’s specially designed to work with your Health Savings Account program, we’ve got you covered there, too. Lowest health insurance premiums aren’t always the only consideration. It’s also important to find the best prescription coverage and the most comprehensive hospitalization insurance. What health insurance plan benefits matter most to you and your family? Where are you spending your health care budget? 

For families with small children, the best health insurance plan might be an HMO with low-cost office visits to your family doctor, and self-referral to specialists. Families with older kids may find their best value health insurance in a more comprehensive plan that will save on ER visits and specialists for issues like sports injuries. Are the kids heading off to college? Be sure your health plan covers them for out-of-network emergencies, so that you don’t get stuck with a huge bill later on. For single adults, the top health insurance picks might include a higher deductible with the lowest premium. Health insurance needs are deeply individual, so it’s important to know what you’re getting into before you enroll.  

Need some help getting started? Check out some of the most affordable health insurance options right here. Be sure to cast your vote for the best affordable health insurance, and if we've left anything off the list, feel free to add it.


The Best Affordable Health Insurance]]>
Thu, 31 Aug 2017 00:19:00 PDT //www.ranker.com/list/best-affordable-health-insurance/business-and-company-info
<![CDATA[The Greatest Dystopian Novels]]> //www.ranker.com/list/greatest-dystopian-novels/walter-graves

Dystopias have become a fascinating genre over the last century as disillusioned writers witnessed and reacted against imperialism, two world wars, including the Nazi and Stalin regime and the treacherous Holocaust. These writers played with the darkest sides of humanity, unearthed by war and technology and used satiric irony to present a destructive vision of the future. Dystopian novels are characterized by a lack of individual freedom, heroes that know something is wrong and contain many WTF moments that make you rethink the current status quo and become aware of the constructed nature of our values and standards.This dystopian novel list is nowhere near a complete list of all dystopian books, but on it are some of the greatest dystopian works of literature of all time (though most is from the 20th and 21st centuries). If you’re a fan of H.G. Wells or George Orwell but are looking for more recent content, the best dystopian books list is the place to be. If your favorite dystopian novel isn’t on the list, make sure to add it so others can find their favorite new read.

If you want dystopia without the reading, check out the greatest dystopian and near-future movies or get some synopses on the 13 best dystopian novels.
The Greatest Dystopian Novels]]>
Sat, 30 Sep 2017 06:41:17 PDT //www.ranker.com/list/greatest-dystopian-novels/walter-graves
<![CDATA[The Best Writers of All Time]]> //www.ranker.com/list/best-writers-of-all-time/ranker-books

The pen is truly mightier than the sword, and if you’re a book enthusiast you know that to be true. Some of history’s most influential people were authors, writing the most important literature and political works of all time. Writers have shaped human history, capturing some of the most important historical events and reflecting the culture of a changing world around us in a profound way. Who are the best writers of all time? Vote up the authors you think are the best and see how they rank!

The writers on this list are the best in history, writing books, plays, essays, and poetry that has stood the test of time and make up the world's canon of literature and written work. No matter what type of writing you like to read, you can't go wrong with a book by one of these best writers of all time.

This list features the best writers ever, including, William Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Emily Bronte, Geoffrey Chaucer, Homer, Joseph Conrad, Charles Dickens, Herman Melleville, William Faulkner, and Edgar Allan Poe. Vote up the best authors of all time below or add the writer you think is the best who isn't already on the list.
The Best Writers of All Time]]>
Mon, 02 Oct 2017 06:11:14 PDT //www.ranker.com/list/best-writers-of-all-time/ranker-books
<![CDATA[The Best TV Shows Streaming On Hulu]]> //www.ranker.com/list/best-shows-on-hulu/ranker-tv

The absolute best shows streaming on Hulu in 2017, ranked from the most popular to the least by the Ranker community. This list has all the top shows that are currently streaming on Hulu. Which show is the best?
 
Hit shows from ABC, NBC, FX and original programming from Hulu are listed here. From Community to Mystery Science 3000, the best are the best are listed here. Vote up your favorite shows and downvote the ones you don't like so much.


The Best TV Shows Streaming On Hulu]]>
Sat, 30 Sep 2017 03:41:22 PDT //www.ranker.com/list/best-shows-on-hulu/ranker-tv
<![CDATA[The Best Actors to Start Their Careers on Soaps]]> //www.ranker.com/list/best-actors-to-start-their-careers-on-soaps/robert-wabash This is a list of the best actors to start their careers on soap operas, as voted on by experts and fans alike. Like the best film actors who got famous on TV first, one can take many routes to become Hollywood stars. Some actors start out on in theatre, while others start out in modeling. Many notable actors though start their careers on daytime soap operas. Famous actors that started on soaps gained credits and notoriety on daytime television so they could move on to land bigger roles. While many of them are now bigshots in Hollywood, to some, they will always just be old soap opera stars. 

Soap operas are a guilty pleasure among many television viewers, whether they are during the daytime or at night. The stories may be far-fetched -- with the dead returning as their own twin and heiresses who have been switched at birth -- and even sexy, with several characters bedding one another at the same time -- but they are nonetheless intriguing escapism. The plots keep viewers glued to their television sets and the acting is larger than life. No one has ever said that a soap opera is boring.

The list contains many notable actors. Actors like Tommy Lee Jones, Brad Pitt, and Sarah Michelle Gellar all appeared on soap operas before moving on in their professional acting career. Latter generations of film and television fans will be surprised to find out a top-notch actor like Kevin Kline and Susan Sarandon got their starts as part of the cast of the long-forgotten "A World Apart"

This answers the question "What actors got their starts on soaps?" and "What actors started out in soap operas?"

Vote for the greatest actors who got their start on soaps. If you don't see your favorite performers on this list, feel free to add them so that other voters could chime in. And when you're done, please check out this list: Best Film Actors Who Got Famous On TV First.

Check out more lists like the actors who became musicians, actors who hate what made them famous, and the most intense method actors in the business

The Best Actors to Start Their Careers on Soaps]]>
Sun, 01 Oct 2017 07:01:13 PDT //www.ranker.com/list/best-actors-to-start-their-careers-on-soaps/robert-wabash
<![CDATA[The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time]]> //www.ranker.com/list/best-pbs-cartoons/ranker-tv This list contains information about the best PBS cartoons, ranked by your votes. Over the years, PBS has aired a variety of cartoons that have educated us and pulled at our heart strings. Because of our nostalgic love for PBS animations, this list contains funny PBS cartoons that you can vote on! Side note: some of these cartoons are currently broadcast on PBS while others aired in the past.

Obviously, Arthur made the cut for this best PBS cartoons list. That furry little aardvark Arthur just might be one of the best PBS shows of all time. It was created by Marc Brown and first aired in 1996 and get this... it's still running today! Thomas & Friends, The Magic School Bus, Clifford the Big Red Dog, Martha SpeaksDinosaur Train... there are so many classic shows found in this list that were a huge part of American youth.

So where does your favorite PBS show fall on this list? Be sure to vote it to the top and share your thoughts in the comments section!
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Mon, 02 Oct 2017 04:51:31 PDT //www.ranker.com/list/best-pbs-cartoons/ranker-tv
<![CDATA[The Most Important TV Sitcoms]]> //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/most-important-tv-sit-coms

These sitcoms are important because they either influenced a generation's culture or because they permanently influenced the art of television. These sitcoms are important because they either influenced a generation's culture or because they permanently influenced the art of television. What makes a sitcom particularly important? Because over the decades, the shows listed here are groundbreaking comedy programs.

From the early days of the American sitcom ('I Love Lucy,' 'Leave it To Beaver') to the genius animation of 'The Simpsons,' each monumental comedy TV show listed here is important in the annals of television history. Many are also considered among the greatest sitcoms in television history, not surprisingly.

No list of the most important TV sitcoms would be complete without some of the domestic comedies of the 1940s and 1950s, including 'The Honeymooners' and, later, 'I Love Lucy.' In the 60s, sitcom families expanded to include extended and blended families ('The Brady Bunch') and then, in the 1970s, things really got interested, with 'All in the Family.' Enter the totally dysfunctional family!

Sitcoms were everywhere in the 1980s, with such influential programs as 'The Cosby Show,' 'Cheers' and, beginning in 1989, 'Seinfeld.' Which sitcom do you think is the most influential of all time? Cast your votes and certainly add any TV comedy shows that are missing.
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Sun, 01 Oct 2017 16:21:18 PDT //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/most-important-tv-sit-coms
<![CDATA[The Most Indispensable Android Apps]]> //www.ranker.com/list/most-indispensable-android-apps/dot-commander The most indispensable Android apps allow users to perform almost any task from their smartphones and/or tablets, with just a few clicks. Whether it's an app that helps prevent sloppy typing (SwiftKey 3 Keyboard) or one that helps users find exactly where they need to go (Google Maps), these are the Android apps that many would be lost without. What are the most important Android apps you use? Vote them up! And add any apps to this list that you absolutely must have to function on a daily basis -- whether it's for business, or pleasure.

What defines "indispensable," anyway? It's an app for Android that provides some key function that you almost have to use to do anything. Certainly Words With Friends is fun, but is it truly indispensable? Probably not. Adobe Flash Player 11, however, is needed. Gmail is really important for communication. Arguments can be made that one app or another isn't truly indispensable, but that depends on the person. Don't let that stop you from adding Instagram because you love it, or Twitter if you can't stand to not know what everyone's doing all the time.

Now, it's time to vote: You decide what Android apps are the ones you'd be totally lost without.


The Most Indispensable Android Apps]]>
Wed, 30 Aug 2017 23:56:54 PDT //www.ranker.com/list/most-indispensable-android-apps/dot-commander
<![CDATA[The Best English Poets of All Time]]> //www.ranker.com/list/best-english-poets/ranker-books

Who is the best English poet? This list includes the greats, poets such as Rudyard Kipling, John Keats, Geoffrey Chaucer, and William Shakespeare. From the Renaissance, to the Jacobean era, to the Restoration, to the modern day, great English poets have been making readers think across the ages.

Written works have the ability to make us feel. They make us want to believe, be inspired, and live vicariously through the stories we read on the page. It all begins with the words written on the page. Whether short or long form, poetry is often illusory, and full of rich imagery or hidden meaning. It is these elements which provoke readers to dig deeper and make poetry so engaging and moving.

The best of poems and poets are read throughout the ages. They are read from generation to generation and taught throughout school to young students. Poets and their poetry have the ability to take us places and into the lives of those we’ve never imagined. Poets are often tortured souls or great thinkers who show readers a new view of the world they never would have imagined.

These greatest English poets provide the kind of emotional connection to the written word that few can. Vote up the absolute best English poets on the list below, or add a poet from England who is truly great, but isn't already on the list.


The Best English Poets of All Time]]>
Sun, 01 Oct 2017 07:21:17 PDT //www.ranker.com/list/best-english-poets/ranker-books
<![CDATA[The Best Mystery Novels]]> //www.ranker.com/list/best-mystery-novels/ranker-books

Few things are better for unwinding than a good novel. One of the most popular categories of novels is the mystery genre – who doesn’t love all the twists and turns throughout a book like this? Some of the most famous authors in history truly mastered the art of writing a captivating mystery novel, including Agatha Christie, John Grisham, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Edgar Allan Poe. What are the best mystery novels in history?

The novels on this list have been ranked as the best by the community, and many of these novels became top hits in the movie world as well! From murder mysteries, to spy stories, the mystery books on this list are the best of the best.

This list features the best mystery novels including, The Hound of the Baskervilles, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, The Maltese Falcon, The Murders in the Rue Morgue, The Daughter of Time, and The Big Sleep. Vote up the best mystery novels below or add one you love to see where it ranks on the list.
The Best Mystery Novels]]>
Fri, 29 Sep 2017 07:01:14 PDT //www.ranker.com/list/best-mystery-novels/ranker-books
<![CDATA[The Best CBS Dramas of All Time]]> //www.ranker.com/list/best-cbs-dramas-of-all-time/ranker-tv When television was introduced into homes around the world, there were only three channels - ABC, CBS, and NBC. This list has been ranked by men and women television to rank the best dramas on the Columbia Broadcasting system or CBS.

From cartoons, to variety programs, to daytime, to dramas, television gives us a myriad of dramatic programs to be endlessly entertained and informed by. Answering the question, “What is the best CBS drama of all time?” this list includes top comedies dramas like "Dallas," "Northern Exposure," "The Good Wife," and "Murder, She Wrote."

Vote up your favorite CBS dramas below or vote down the shows you absolutely couldn't stand.

The Best CBS Dramas of All Time]]>
Sun, 01 Oct 2017 06:12:22 PDT //www.ranker.com/list/best-cbs-dramas-of-all-time/ranker-tv
<![CDATA[The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made]]> //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-greatest-fighting-games-ever-made

The best fighting games pit player against player testing reflexes and skill. Fighting games range from the 3D arena fighters to elaborate tag matches. Almost every major franchise in pop culture has had a go at a fighting game lately, from Star Wars to Street Fighter, the reach of the Fighting Genre runs deep. You can build a list to include your favorite fighting franchise, or use the vote buttons to give the fighting game you love a boost.

Featuring Mortal Kombat, Super Smash Bros., Tekken, and more, ths list includes the best fighting video games of all time. 


The Greatest Fighting Games Ever Made]]>
Sun, 01 Oct 2017 03:51:25 PDT //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-greatest-fighting-games-ever-made
<![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 cartoon shows 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]]>
Mon, 02 Oct 2017 03:21:30 PDT //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-greatest-animated-series-ever-made
<![CDATA[The Best Candy Ever Made]]> //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-best-candy-ever-made

Here's a list of the most delicious candy ever made, ranked by sweet-tooths and dessert mavens the world over. Candy and sweet treats have become a ubiquitous part of the human diet. Though often associated with obesity, tooth decay and other health problems, it's certainly possible to enjoy candy and desserts in moderation. This is a list of favorite candies, chocolates and sweets for when you want to treat yourself, or need a snack break.

Many of the most popular candy brands have become cultural icons, from the familiar crinkled shapes of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups to the bright primary color shells coating M&M's. Other candies are commonly associated with popular holidays or events, like Halloween candy corn or Christmas candy canes. But one thing all these candies have in common - they delight the taste buds and bring back precious childhood memories. Vote for your favorite candy below and, if you don't see your top candy pick on the list already, make your own list and add it as a suggestion!


The Best Candy Ever Made]]>
Mon, 02 Oct 2017 03:11:34 PDT //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-best-candy-ever-made
<![CDATA[The Best Sodas of All Time]]> //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-best-sodas-of-all-time

Sodas (also known as "soda pop," "pop" or "soft drinks") are among the most popular beverages in the world, particularly in the US, where the average resident consumes 150 quarts per year. These sodas are available in a variety of flavors, some of the most popular including colas, lemon-lime, root beer, ginger ale and a variety of fruits. Excessive consumption of sugary sodas, not balanced with an otherwise healthful diet and exercise, can lead to obesity, tooth decay and a series of other disorders. But an occasional soda now and again can be a pleasant, refreshing treat.

This list contains the favorite soda selections of the Ranker community. Vote for your favorite sodas below, or start your own list to suggest specific soda varieties that aren't already listed. And don't forget to have a Coke and a smile!
The Best Sodas of All Time]]>
Mon, 02 Oct 2017 04:31:32 PDT //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-best-sodas-of-all-time
<![CDATA[The Very Best Oscar-Winning Movies]]> //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/greatest-academy-award-winners-for-best-picture All of the best Oscar winning movies that won the Oscar for Best Picture. Prior to the 2015 Oscars, there are 86 movies who have won the highly coveted Best Picture Academy Award and they are all here for you to vote and rank from best to worst. The annual Academy Awards ceremony brings the world together in celebration of the best films of the year, and this list of all the movies that have won the Best Picture Academy Award is here in celebration of decades of quality filmmaking.

With nearly 86 years of votable film history behind us, there are plenty of classic movies vying for the honor of being called the greatest film that won the Academy Award for Best Picture. From the movies that win critical acclaim across generational divides (The Godfather, Schindler's List), to the feel-good movies with great casts (Forrest Gump, The Artist), to controversial Best Picture Oscar winners (The Hurt Locker, Crash), this list of the films that won a Best Picture Oscar is here to separate the best movies of all time from the ones that were maybe the best of the year they won.

What is the best movie that ever won the Best Picture Oscar? What is the worst movie to win the Academy Award for Best Picture? Vote on these winners of the Best Picture Academy Award and maybe you'll find out! If there's an Oscar winner for Best Picture that you didn't like, vote it down and let other moviegoers know it wasn't worthy of film's top honor.

If you're interested in what movie will end up on this list after the 2013 Oscars are given out, check out the 2013 Best Picture Oscar ranking to vote for your 10 (or more) favorite potential Academy Award winners.
The Very Best Oscar-Winning Movies]]>
Sun, 01 Oct 2017 13:31:18 PDT //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/greatest-academy-award-winners-for-best-picture
<![CDATA[The Best Dog Food Brands]]> //www.ranker.com/list/the-best-dog-food-brands/analise.dubner Because dogs rule, we want to feed them the best food to reward them for being so awesome all the time. This list is probably incomplete, there are so many varieties on the market, and all different for different dogs. But what's the food you feed your canine? Vote for the brands you like most (which probably means it's a balance of food your dog likes and food you think is right for him). Please, if your dog's fave food is missing, add it!
The Best Dog Food Brands]]>
Fri, 29 Sep 2017 08:51:15 PDT //www.ranker.com/list/the-best-dog-food-brands/analise.dubner
<![CDATA[The Best Movies "Loosely" Based on True Stories]]> //www.ranker.com/list/best-movies-loosely-based-on-true-stories/ranker-film "Based on a true story" isn't always exactly accurate. This list of movies loosely based on true stories took a few too many liberties or only used a true story as distant inspiration.

Hollywood loves this idea though. In the last thirteen years there have been more "based on a true story" films made than were released in the 100 years prior. The problem is that a lot of these "true stories" are hardly that. Be it a huge exaggeration, using one real life person in a crazy scenario, or taking a historical event and creating a fictional story around it (hi, Jack Dawson), the films on this list played fast and loose with the facts.

This isn't by any means knocking any of these films, many are fantastic, widely loved, award winning films. They just took a few too many liberties with the facts. Below is the list of films based on true stories... sort of. Vote up the best films on this list, even if they didn't stick to the truth.
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Sun, 01 Oct 2017 10:21:17 PDT //www.ranker.com/list/best-movies-loosely-based-on-true-stories/ranker-film
<![CDATA[The Best Animated Films Ever]]> //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/top-50-greatest-animated-films-of-all-time

The best animated films of all time are an assortment of animated movies that rank among the best movies of all time. 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 films are comedies with message (like Toy Story) while others are heartbreaking dramas (like The Lion King). There's no story that can't be told be 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 a great animated film (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]]>
Mon, 02 Oct 2017 05:12:17 PDT //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/top-50-greatest-animated-films-of-all-time
<![CDATA[The Best Living American Actors]]> //www.ranker.com/list/best-living-american-actors/ranker-film It takes a lot to make a movie great. There has to be excellent writing, production, direction, editing, and of course, acting. While the crew draws out the parameters for a movie, the actors are who color in the film to bring it to life, and without great acting, a great film can crumble. 

These actors are the ones who deliver time and again, regardless of how good the script or the production of the film is. These are the greatest American actors who are alive today. Who are the best actors from the USA? That's up to you to decide. This list is votable and rerankable, and if you don't see someone on here that deserves a spot, feel free to add them, but make sure they're still alive. 
The Best Living American Actors]]>
Mon, 02 Oct 2017 00:31:22 PDT //www.ranker.com/list/best-living-american-actors/ranker-film
<![CDATA[The Best Canned Beers]]> //www.ranker.com/list/best-canned-beers/bottoms-up There’s nothing better than an ice cold beer to relax after working hard all day. While most people drink beers from a glass bottle, believe it or not there are some amazing beers that come in cans! And not just Bud! The list below features the best canned beers, ranked by beer aficionados, so crack open a can and be amazed! 
 
There are a variety of canned craft beers, many of which feature elaborate label artwork that have made them a fan favorite! Take, for example the famous Abominable Winter Ale or Bomb Beer Company’s Bomb Lager: one look at these cans promises you’ll never forget them, and just one sip will leave you begging for more.
 
This list has the most popular types of canned beers, including: Hardywood Cream Ale, Southern Star Brewing Company’s Bombshell Blonde, Tallgrass Brewing Co.’s 8Bit, Ninkasi Brewing Company’s Allies Win the War!, and Bale Breaker Brewing Company’s Top Cutter IPA.

Vote up your favorite canned beer or add one you love that isn't already on the list.
The Best Canned Beers]]>
Wed, 27 Sep 2017 06:31:13 PDT //www.ranker.com/list/best-canned-beers/bottoms-up
<![CDATA[The Very Best Black Directors, Ranked]]> //www.ranker.com/list/best-black-directors/ranker-film

Films like 12 Years a Slave have made movie history and garnered tons of awards for black, British film director, Steve McQueen. The spotlight is on the absolute best black directors in movie history who have made some amazing, award winning films. Who are the best black directors? Vote up the best directors below based on their bodies of work.

This list features the best black directors, including both African American directors and black film directors from other countries. These visionaries are responsible for helming some of the greatest films in movie history, and has been ranked by users to determine who is truly the best. The films of these awesome directors include Hunger, Daughters of the Dust, To Sleep With Anger, Badou Boy, and The Exile.

Some of the directors on this list include Spike Lee, Denzel Washington, F. Gary Gray, John Singleton, Tyler Perry, Kasi Lemmons, Forest Whitaker, and Sidney Poitier. Vote up the black director you think is the absolute best, or add someone who isn't already on the list.
The Very Best Black Directors, Ranked]]>
Sat, 23 Sep 2017 10:21:14 PDT //www.ranker.com/list/best-black-directors/ranker-film
<![CDATA[The Best Irish Actors of All Time]]> //www.ranker.com/list/best-irish-actors-of-all-time/ranker-film Sure, Colin Farrell is a handsome bad boy, but what about all those other great Irish actors? This list of the best Irish actors of all time reaches back in film history to rank the greatest male actors to have ever hailed from Ireland. Hollywood just wouldn't be the same without Lawrence of Arabia and a whole bunch of James Bond films, and those movies wouldn't be what they were without a few of the top Irish actors ranked here.

Who are the best Irish actors ever? The land of Erin has given the world many good actors, who have played iconic roles, been part of blockbuster and classic films, and represented Ireland on the big screen for decades. Great classic Irish actors like Peter O'Toole and Richard Harris are listed here, along with more modern talents like Liam Neeson, Colin Farrell, and Pierce Brosnan. Think of your favorite movie, and there just might be a good Irish actor starring as the leading man.
 
This list features the top Irish actors of all time including Peter O’Toole,  Liam Neeson, Noel Purcell, Tony Doyle, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Pierce Brosnan, Richard Harris, and Colin Kenny. Don't see your favorite actor from the Eire? Add him below so other film fans can vote. Then, be sure to vote and rerank the list according to who you think are the best Irish actors to have ever graced the screen.
The Best Irish Actors of All Time]]>
Sat, 30 Sep 2017 09:01:20 PDT //www.ranker.com/list/best-irish-actors-of-all-time/ranker-film
<![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. 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 TV 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 television 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 TV shows in history not only answers the question "What are the best 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 this summer. The best shows to marathon will keep you clicking episode after episode -- just don't forget to eat and sleep while you do it.


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Mon, 02 Oct 2017 01:21:34 PDT //www.ranker.com/list/best-tv-shows-to-binge-watch/ranker-tv
<![CDATA[The Best Directors Never Nominated for Oscars]]> //www.ranker.com/list/best-directors-no-oscar-nominations/ranker-film The life of a movie director can be quite exciting, extremely stressful, and completely unrewarding at times. Since the first Oscars were awarded at a small, private ceremony in 1929, directors in the Western world and beyond have sought validation through those heavy, gold statuettes. However, because only a handful of directors are nominated each year, some of history’s greatest film directors have never been properly acknowledged for their efforts, even though they made movies that we all know and love and deserved to be Academy Award winning movies.

What great directors have never been nominated for a Best Director Oscar? When we think about our favorite movies, we focus on the actors, the set, and the stories. Rarely do we think about people behind the scenes. This list includes some of the best directors of all time, from new favorites like Wes Anderson and Ben Affleck to long-gone classic auteurs like Charlie Chaplin and Fritz Lang - none of whom were ever nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director. Though a few of the people on this list won Oscars in other categories - such as Best Screenplay or even Best Picture - they have never received an "Oscar nod" for Best Directing.

Vote up these most underrated directors who were snubbed by the Academy and who deserve recognition for their work by this distinguished award.
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Sun, 01 Oct 2017 12:11:21 PDT //www.ranker.com/list/best-directors-no-oscar-nominations/ranker-film
<![CDATA[The Best Movies Based on Non-Fiction Books]]> //www.ranker.com/list/best-movies-based-on-non-fiction-books/ranker-film Some of the absolute best movies in the history of film were based on non-fiction books, whether written to complete historical accuracy or loosely based on true events. Some of these movies have gone down as classics and have forever shaped the movie industry. They tell some of the most gripping stories of all time and captivate audiences. What are the best movies based on non-fiction books?
 
This list has the best movies that were based on non-fiction books, ranked by the community. This the films on this list span a variety of genres, including romance, inspirational dramas, thrillers, and action adventure.
 
This list features the best movies based on non-fiction books including, Tuesdays with Morrie, Syriana, The Hiding Place, Apollo 13, The Blind Side, The Basketball Diaries, The Call of the Wild, and The Greatest Game Ever Played. Vote up the best films based on a non-fiction book below and see where your favorites rank!
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Thu, 28 Sep 2017 03:21:15 PDT //www.ranker.com/list/best-movies-based-on-non-fiction-books/ranker-film
<![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 everyone 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
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Mon, 02 Oct 2017 05:41:44 PDT //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-female-voice-ever
<![CDATA[The Best of Premium Cable TV Series]]> //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-very-best-of-premium-cable-original-programming

Best cable series on premium cable includes some of the greatest TV shows in history. This list of premium cable original programming is ranked by TV fans around the world. What are the best original shows on premium cable? These are all the best cable series, past and present, that ever aired. The best premium cable series are often good enough to persuade consumers to pay extra money to watch them. Shows like Game of Thrones, The Wire, and The Newsroom have such loyal followings that single episodes can affect entertainment news cycles. For television lovers, many of these top cable series are must-see.

This list of original programs on premium cable feature the best dramas and comedies according to ratings, awards, and fan bases. Even though Showtime's crime drama series Dexter ended with a poorly received season, the overall response was mostly positive, making it high on this list. Even shows that were canceled like Penny Dreadful and Dead Like Me are found on list of the best premium cable TV series of all time.       

What are the best premium cable TV series? Vote for your favorites - comedy, sports, or drama - and for real impact on the list order, rank your own list of series or just nominate a show you think should be represented. Networks like HBO and Showtime have been churning out some of the highest rated programming in recent history, so much so that these channels have begun to sweep many of Hollywood's most prestigious award. But the only metric that really matters is your opinion. Which of the most popular premium cable shows are you willing to pay big bucks for? Vote for your favorite below!


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Mon, 02 Oct 2017 06:01:17 PDT //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-very-best-of-premium-cable-original-programming
<![CDATA[The Best Irish Actresses of All Time]]> //www.ranker.com/list/best-irish-actresses-of-all-time/ranker-film From the silent film era to modern Hollywood blockbusters, Ireland has a long legacy of fantastic Irish actresses who have made names for themselves and their country in the film industry. Ranked here are best Irish actresses of all time, the female actresses and movie stars who, whether playing Irish characters or not, have turned in many memorable performances and given life to iconic characters in many films.

Who are the best Irish actresses of all time? Young stars like Saoirse Ronan are giving older established Irish actresses like Fionnula Flanagan a run for their money, but who deserves to be at the top of this Irish actresses list? Great Irish actresses are all over Hollywood films, so it's time to decide who is the best of the best.

This list features the top Irish actresses of all time including Maureen O’Hara, Eileen Percy, Fionnula Flanagan, Susan Lynch, Danielle Wickworth, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Emma Ledden, Maureen O’Sullivan, and Fiona Shaw. Don't see your favorite actress from the Eire? Add her below so other film fans can vote. Then, be sure to vote and rerank the list according to who you think are the best Irish actresses to have ever graced the screen.
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Fri, 29 Sep 2017 20:41:13 PDT //www.ranker.com/list/best-irish-actresses-of-all-time/ranker-film
<![CDATA[The Best Movies of 2014]]> //www.ranker.com/list/best-movies-2014/ranker-film

Sure there are the Oscars, Golden Globes, and a number of other award ceremonies that hand out trophies to movies that are voted on as the best of 2014, but we want to know which 2014 movies that fans like you thought were the absolute best. Everyone has their own rankings of the top films of the year, and this is your chance to weigh in on which ones you loved the most.
 
It's time for you to enter into this hotly contested debate and vote for the best movies of 2014. While it does depend on personal taste, the movies on this list received great reviews, captured the attention of the audience, and earned a place in cinema history. These include films like Interstellar, Boyhood, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Whiplash. For more 2014 movie lists, check out Ranker's lists of the funniest movies of 2014 and the best horror films of 2014.


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Sat, 30 Sep 2017 04:21:28 PDT //www.ranker.com/list/best-movies-2014/ranker-film
<![CDATA[The Best Living English Actors]]> //www.ranker.com/list/best-living-english-actors/ranker-film

You'd listen to Michael Caine talk all day, right? And surely you'd watch Ian McKellan in just about any movie Hollywood decided he should be in. Why? Because they're two of the best living English actors, along with the other English men on this list. These greatest living actors from England aren't just handsome and don't just come with a great accent, they're truly talented actors who have all made film history.

Who are the top living English actors? These men (whether retired or still working) are still gracing the earth and many are turning out excellent performances in hit movies, like Christian Bale and Benedict Cumberbatch. The best at what they do, these English actors win awards left and right, from BAFTAs to Golden Globes, and are popular with film-going audiences the world over.

This list features the greatest living English actors including Christian Bale, Ewan McGregor, Michael Cane, Colin Firth, Anthony Hopkins, Ralph Fiennes, Sean Bean, John Cleese, Jude Law, Hugh Laurie, and Rupert Everett. Don't see your favorite living actor from England? Add him below so other film fans can vote. Then, be sure to vote and rerank the list according to who you think are the best English actors still alive today.


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Mon, 02 Oct 2017 02:51:34 PDT //www.ranker.com/list/best-living-english-actors/ranker-film
<![CDATA[The Best Oscar-Winning Animated Films]]> //www.ranker.com/list/best-oscar-winning-animated-films/ranker-film

Animated movies have been around since Disney released Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in 1937, but it wasn't until 2001 that the Academy first introduced a new award category for this kind of movie. In 2001, Shrek took home the first Oscar given for Best Animated Feature. This list includes every movie to win an Oscar for animated film, including titles such as “Toy Story 3”, “Brave," and “Happy Feet.”

Movies have the ability to make us feel. They make us want to believe, be inspired and live vicariously through the stories we see on screen. It is for this reason we often feel an emotional connection to films. The best of these movies are often bestowed with an Academy Award nomination, and those that are truly the best take home the Oscar.

These best Oscar winning animated films provide a kind of escapism that filmmakers hope people seek in entertainment. They are often heart-warming, endearing, and appropriate for the whole family. They provide the type of entertainment that is groundbreaking in their technology and their story-telling. These movies vary in their genre, though many are comedies, but they are all equally engaging.

Though all of these animated films were the best in their year, some are still the best of all winners. Vote up the best Academy Award winning animated films below.


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Wed, 20 Sep 2017 21:01:14 PDT //www.ranker.com/list/best-oscar-winning-animated-films/ranker-film
<![CDATA[The Greatest Guitar Rock Albums of All Time]]> //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-guitar-rock-albums Remember when sex was safe and motorcycles were dangerous, and every rock song had at least a half assed decent guitar solo, and people were doing real drugs and not bath salts? Well, this is a tribute to the music in a time when America was simply about life, liberty, and the pursuit of SEX, DRUGS, AND ROCK-N-ROLL! That said, guitar rock may not be as popular as it was in the past, but that doesn't mean that in the genre's heyday, there weren't albums that transcended genres, music types and connected with fans from all over the globe. For starters, who can forget the entire Led Zeppelin catalog? Jimmy Page's bonecrunching riffs and Robert Plant's howls brought heavy blues chords to the mainstream while establishing the band as one of guitar rock's greatest bands.

There are so many influential albums and top guitar albums here that it's impossible to list them all right here. But so many of the biggest bands in the world populate this list and all of the biggest guitar players in the world are rightfully present on here. Their mere presence alone means that their particular album is going to rock. You have dudes like Jimi Hendrix, Eddie Van Halen, Angus Young, Tony Iommi and Stevie Ray Vaughn amongst others whose guitar prowess is showcased on so many of these albums. 

So what are the best guitar rock albums of all time? You'll notice Led Zeppelin II, Are You Experienced and Couldn't Stand the Weather, but there are so many more. If you think something including amazing guitars is missing, feel free add that album to this list. Vote and re-rank to how you deem it to be fit.
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Mon, 02 Oct 2017 03:11:36 PDT //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-guitar-rock-albums
<![CDATA[The Best Current Dramatic TV Shows]]> //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-dramatic-tv-shows-of-2011

While some of the best drama TV shows are long gone (we'll never forget you, Breaking Bad), others like Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, and even American Horror Story keep us interested, toy with our emotions, and certainly keep our DVRs busy as we follow along with the dramatic story lines.

Many of the best, most acclaimed series come from networks like CBS, ABC, NBC, and FOX while others were only available from basic cable stations like AMC and FX. Even others were limited to those with the pay channels like HBO and Showtime or streaming providers like Netflix and Hulu - which make it easy to decide which shows to marathon. Regardless of network, these series get us interested and keep us hooked to all the action throughout the year.

The best drama shows of all time provided a bit of something for everyone. Sci-fi and horror lovers had plenty of options like The Strain and American Horror Story while those looking for courtroom dramas could choose from the likes of How to Get Away with Murder and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

Old favorites like Criminal Minds and NCIS continue to hold strong on network TV, but the best dramatic television shows also include Netflix series such as House of Cards and Daredevil, along with cable favorites including Homeland and True Detective.

So whether you're a fan of the warm and fuzzy dramas or the hard-hitting crime shows or any in between, one or another of the best dramatic series on TV in 2017 is sure to keep you crying, cheering, or simply entertained.

Check out more lists like the most loved tv shows of all time, the top premium cable series, and the best sci-fi shows


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Mon, 02 Oct 2017 04:41:17 PDT //www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-dramatic-tv-shows-of-2011