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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

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Cheers is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 1990s Cult TV Series
Cheers Ted Danson, Rhea Perlman, John Ratzenberger - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Quantum Leap is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 1990s Cult TV Series
Quantum Leap Scott Bakula, Dean Stockwell, Deborah Pratt

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer is listed (or ranked) 4 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

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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

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60 39
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

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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

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Twin Peaks is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 1990s Cult TV Series
Twin Peaks Kyle MacLachlan, Michael Ontkean, Mädchen Amick - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Mystery Science Theater 3000 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 1990s Cult TV Series
Mystery Science Theater 3000 Joel Hodgson, Michael J. Nelson, Trace Beaulieu

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Stargate SG-1 is listed (or ranked) 10 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

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The Kids in the Hall is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 1990s Cult TV Series
The Kids in the Hall Dave Foley, Bruce McCulloch, Kevin McDonald

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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 1990s Cult TV Series
Umberhaven added Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Avery Brooks, Rene Auberjonois, Cirroc Lofton

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Freaks and Geeks is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 1990s Cult TV Series
Freaks and Geeks Linda Cardellini, John Francis Daley, James Franco

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Newhart is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 1990s Cult TV Series
RobLein added Newhart Bob Newhart, Mary Frann, Tom Poston

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26 56
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

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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

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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

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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

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The State is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 1990s Cult TV Series
The State Kevin Allison, Michael Ian Black, Robert Ben Garant

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Strangers with Candy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 1990s Cult TV Series
Strangers with Candy Amy Sedaris, Paul Dinello, Stephen Colbert