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The Greatest Fictional Bosses 

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Updated January 2, 2020 9.3k votes 970 voters 19k views 86 items

List Rules Bosses and office leaders from TV, movies, and books.

A list of the greatest fictional bosses. Do you wish your boss was more like one you saw last night on TV? Looking for an old favorite movie that you wish your boss would see? Browse through this list of the greatest fictional bosses to find a great book, movie, or television show with an awesome fictional boss. Ranked in order of the most popular fictional boss to the least popular, it is easy to see which fictional bosses are considered to be the greatest by viewers like you.

These bosses have been ranked by the community from best to worst, but if you don’t agree with the rankings, vote up your favorite bosses to see them rise higher on the list. If you don’t see your all-time favorite fictional boss on the list, add him or her and see what other viewers think.

Some fictional bosses can be absolute nightmares, causing their employees to yearn for better jobs. However, some fictional bosses make us wish we had them at our own offices. They can be kind, sympathetic, and always give raises! Whether you are looking for a favorite show or just wanting to dream for a little while, vote up the best fictional bosses on the list below.
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Michael Scott is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
The Office
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Iron Man is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
woogyjones50 added Marvel Universe
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Leslie Knope is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
Parks and Recreaction
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Sheriff Andy Taylor is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
The Andy Griffith Show
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Jim Gordon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
The Dark Knight Rises
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Dr. Gregory House is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
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Sam Malone is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
Cheers
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Liz Lemon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
30 Rock
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Captain Ray Holt is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
VeryCloseTalking added Brooklyn Nine-Nine
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Batman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
Batman Universe
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Sherman T. Potter is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
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Leroy Jethro Gibbs is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
PhilCohen added NCIS
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Leia Organa is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
starwarssuperfan added The Making of Star Wars, Star Wars Holiday Special, Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
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Obi-Wan Kenobi is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
starwarssuperfan added Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, Star Wars: The Clone Wars
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Professor Albus Dumbledo... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
Harry Potter univese
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Jack Donaghy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
30 Rock
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Professor Farnsworth is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
Futurama, Futurama
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Perry Cox is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
Scrubs
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Santa Claus is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
woogyjones50 added
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Rupert Giles is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
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Josiah Bartlet is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
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Darth Vader is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
starwarssuperfan added Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
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Vito Corleone is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
Tom Islava added The Godfather Saga
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Mr. Burns is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
The Simpsons
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Hector Barbossa is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
Pirates of the Caribbean