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

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

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Professor Albus Dumbledore is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses

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

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Iron Man is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
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M is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
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Leslie Knope is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses

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Dr. Gregory House is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses

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

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Liz Lemon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses

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Jim Gordon is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses

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Sherman T. Potter is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses

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Jethro Gibbs is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
PhilCohen added Jethro Gibbs

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Tony Soprano is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses

The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For

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Jack Donaghy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses

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Santa Claus is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
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Gil Grissom is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses

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Josiah Bartlet is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses

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Lou Grant is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses

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Perry Cox is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses

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Angela Bower is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses

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Hector Barbossa is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses

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Rupert Giles is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses

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Captain Ray Holt is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
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J. Jonah Jameson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
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Col. Henry Blake is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
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Vito Corleone is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
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Michael Corleone is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
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Mr. Peterman is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
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Miranda Priestly is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses

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Mr. Burns is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses

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Professor Farnsworth is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses

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Lisa Cuddy is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
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Eugene H. Krabs is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
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Malcolm Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses

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The Chief is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses

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Mr Carlson from Wkrp is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
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Dr. Marcus Brody is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses

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Ari Gold is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses

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D.A. Adam Schiff is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses

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Big Mike is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
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Boss Hogg is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses

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Bob Kelso is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses

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Miranda Bailey is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses

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Bill Lumbergh is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses

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Ed Deline is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses

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Mr. Spacely is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses

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Harvey Specter is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses

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Jessica Pearson is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses

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B. P. Richfield is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
liriodendron added B. P. Richfield