Fiction The Greatest Fictional Bosses  

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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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1
341 92
Michael Scott is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
The Office

2
147 91
Batman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
Batman Universe

3
186 80
Professor Albus Dumbledore is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
Harry Potter univese

4
116 86
Sheriff Andy Taylor is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
The Andy Griffith Show

5
112 73
Iron Man is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
woogyjones50 added Marvel Universe

6
99 94
Dr. Gregory House is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses

7
150 68
Leslie Knope is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
Parks and Recreaction

8
87 96
M is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
James Bond Universe

9
88 83
Sam Malone is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
Cheers

10
85 54
Jim Gordon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
The Dark Knight Rises

11
83 75
Liz Lemon is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
30 Rock

12
54 64
Josiah Bartlet is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses

13
77 74
Sherman T. Potter is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses

14
49 21
Captain Ray Holt is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
VeryCloseTalking added Brooklyn Nine-Nine

15
64 85
Tony Soprano is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
The Sopranos

16
66 65
Leroy Jethro Gibbs is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
PhilCohen added NCIS

17
95 46
Santa Claus is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
woogyjones50 added

18
67 69
Jack Donaghy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
30 Rock

19
42 61
Gil Grissom is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

20
45 71
Lou Grant is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
The Mary Tyler Moore Show

21
54 67
Hector Barbossa is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
Pirates of the Caribbean

22
27 66
Angela Bower is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
Who's the Boss?

23
67 63
Perry Cox is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
Scrubs

24
48 48
Rupert Giles is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
Buffy the Vampire Slayer

25
12 4
Obi-Wan Kenobi is listed (or ranked) 25 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