There are so many good episodes of The X-Files, but which ones really stand out? Do you like "Anasazi" the best, or is "Musings of a Cigarette Smoking Man" your favorite episode of The X-Files? To determine once and for all what the best episodes of The X-Files are, let's rank every The X-Files episode from best to worst.
The X-Files is science-fiction drama created by Chris Carter and starring David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson as FBI special agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. The premise centers on the agents and their investigation of the X-Files, unsolved cases that involve the paranormal. During the course of the series, pieces of The X-Files mythology are revealed. Spin-offs of The X-Files included The Long Gunman in 2001 and a comic series by Topps Comics. During its initial run on Fox, The X-Files received recognition for its acting, writing, and direction, a total of 62 Emmy nominations. The X-Files returned for a tenth season on January 24, 2016 after four years away, and then added another season for 11 (Anderson's final season).
Vote up your favorite episodes of The X-Files, and downvote any bad episodes that you really didn't enjoy, despite how much you love the series as a whole. It can be painful to put one The X-Files episode over the other when there are so many good ones, which is why you can vote on however many episodes you like.
Season 2 Episode 16: During the murder investigation of three identical doctors Mulder makes a stunning discovery regarding his missing sister and Scully's life is threatened by a shape-shifting bounty hunter.