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These are the best 1990s cult TV series, ranked from best to worst by your votes. It's hard to put your finger on what made a show a great 1990s cult TV series. Some of the best 90s cult TV shows were sci-fi based and others gained cult status because of their irreverent characters. One thing is for sure, the top 1990s cult TV series have very loyal fans.

What are some of the shows that appear on this best 1990s cult TV series list? In the early-1990s, Twin Peaks had viewers on the edge of their seats as they waited to learn who killed Laura Palmer. This cult classic gained in popularity over the years provoking its creators to make a new season over 20 years after its finale. Strangers With Candy is another great cult TV show that aired in the 1990s.

Judd Apatow first entertained comedy fans with his 1999 cult TV show, Freaks and Geeks. Other good shows that appear on this top 1990s cult TV series list include Absolutely Fabulous, The X-Files and The State.

Do you have a favorite cult TV show from the 1990s? Give the best shows a thumbs up and get in on the conversation in the comments section.

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The Simpsons is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 1990s Cult TV Series
The Simpsons Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Julie Kavner The Simpsons is an American animated sitcom created by Matt Groening for the Fox Broadcasting Company. The series is a satirical depiction of a middle class American lifestyle epitomized by the ...more

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 1990s Cult TV Series
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Buffy the Vampire Slayer is an American television series which aired from March 10, 1997 until May 20, 2003. The series was created in 1997 by writer-director Joss Whedon under his production ...more

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Cheers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 1990s Cult TV Series
Cheers Ted Danson, Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Cheers is an American sitcom that ran for eleven seasons between 1982 and 1993. The show was produced by Charles/Burrows/Charles Productions in association with Paramount Network Television for ...more

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Quantum Leap is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 1990s Cult TV Series
Quantum Leap Scott Bakula, Dean Stockwell, Deborah Pratt Quantum Leap is an American television series that originally aired on NBC for five seasons, from March 1989 through May 1993. Created by Donald P. Bellisario, it starred Scott Bakula as Dr. Sam ...more

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The X-Files is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 1990s Cult TV Series
The X-Files David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial The X-Files is an American science fiction horror drama television series created by Chris Carter. The program originally aired from September 10, 1993 to May 19, 2002 on Fox, spanning nine ...more

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Star Trek: The Next Generation is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 1990s Cult TV Series
Star Trek: The Next Generation Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner, Jonathan Frakes Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Star Trek: The Next Generation is an American science fiction television series created by Gene Roddenberry twenty-one years after the original Star Trek series debuted in 1966. Roddenberry, ...more

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Xena: Warrior Princess is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 1990s Cult TV Series
Xena: Warrior Princess Lucy Lawless, Renée O'Connor, Ted Raimi Xena: Warrior Princess is an American/New Zealand television series filmed in New Zealand. The series aired in syndication from September 4, 1995, until June 18, 2001. The series was created in ...more

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Mystery Science Theater 3000 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 1990s Cult TV Series
Mystery Science Theater 3000 Joel Hodgson, Michael J. Nelson, Trace Beaulieu Mystery Science Theater 3000, often abbreviated MST3K, is an American television comedy series created by Joel Hodgson and produced by Best Brains, Inc. The show premiered on KTMA in ...more

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Stargate SG-1 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 1990s Cult TV Series
Stargate SG-1 Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks, Amanda Tapping Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Stargate SG-1 is an adventure and military science fiction television series and part of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's Stargate franchise. The show, created by Brad Wright and Jonathan Glassner, is ...more

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Freaks and Geeks is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 1990s Cult TV Series
Freaks and Geeks Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daley, James Franco Freaks and Geeks is an American teen comedy-drama television series, created by Paul Feig with Judd Apatow as executive producer, that aired on NBC during the 1999–2000 television season. ...more

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Newhart is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 1990s Cult TV Series
RobLein added Newhart Bob Newhart, Mary Frann, Tom Poston Newhart is an American television situation comedy which aired on the CBS network from October 25, 1982, to May 21, 1990. The series starred comedian Bob Newhart and actress Mary Frann as an ...more

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The Kids in the Hall is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 1990s Cult TV Series
The Kids in the Hall Dave Foley, Bruce McCulloch, Kevin McDonald The Kids in the Hall is a Canadian sketch comedy group formed in 1984, consisting of comedians Dave Foley, Kevin McDonald, Bruce McCulloch, Mark McKinney, and Scott Thompson. Their eponymous ...more

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Twin Peaks is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 1990s Cult TV Series
Twin Peaks Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 1990s Cult TV Series
Umberhaven added Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Avery Brooks, Rene Auberjonois, Cirroc Lofton Star Trek: Deep Space Nine is a science fiction television series set in the Star Trek universe. The show is set in the Milky Way galaxy, in the years 2369–2375. In contrast to the setting of ...more

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My So-Called Life is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 1990s Cult TV Series
My So-Called Life Bess Armstrong, Wilson Cruz, Claire Danes My So-Called Life is an American teen drama television series created by Winnie Holzman and produced by Edward Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz. It originally aired on ABC from August 25, 1994, to ...more

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Alien Nation is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 1990s Cult TV Series
Umberhaven added Alien Nation Gary Graham, Eric Pierpoint, Michele Scarabelli Alien Nation is a science fiction television series in the Alien Nation franchise. Adapted from the 1988 movie of the same name, it stars Gary Graham as Detective Matthew Sikes, a Los Angeles ...more

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Babylon 5 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 1990s Cult TV Series
Babylon 5 Jerry Doyle, Mira Furlan, Richard Biggs Babylon 5 is an American space opera television series created by writer and producer J. Michael Straczynski, under the Babylonian Productions label, in association with Straczynski's Synthetic ...more

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Absolutely Fabulous is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 1990s Cult TV Series
Absolutely Fabulous Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley, Julia Sawalha Absolutely Fabulous, also known as Ab Fab, is a BBC television sitcom created by Jennifer Saunders, based on an original idea by her and Dawn French, and written by Saunders, who plays the ...more

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Strangers with Candy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 1990s Cult TV Series
Strangers with Candy Amy Sedaris, Paul Dinello, Stephen Colbert Strangers with Candy is a television series produced by Comedy Central. It first aired on April 7, 1999, and concluded its third and final season on October 2, 2000. Its timeslot was Sundays at ...more

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The State is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 1990s Cult TV Series
The State Kevin Allison, Michael Ian Black, Robert Ben Garant The State is a half-hour sketch-comedy television show, originally broadcast in the USA on MTV between December 17, 1993, and July 1, 1995. The show combined bizarre characters and scenarios to ...more