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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
Michael Scott The Office

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

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

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

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

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Leslie Knope is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
Leslie Knope Parks and Recreaction

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M is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
M James Bond Universe

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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
Sam Malone Cheers

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Liz Lemon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
Liz Lemon 30 Rock

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Sherman T. Potter is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses

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Jim Gordon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
Jim Gordon The Dark Knight Rises

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

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

The Fictional Bosses You'd Least Like to Work For

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Santa Claus is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
woogyjones50 added Santa Claus

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Jack Donaghy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
Jack Donaghy 30 Rock

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Josiah Bartlet is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses

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Gil Grissom is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
Gil Grissom CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

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

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Angela Bower is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
Angela Bower Who's the Boss?

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Perry Cox is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
Perry Cox Scrubs

The Best Monster Movies on Netflix Instant

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Captain Ray Holt is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
VeryCloseTalking added Captain Ray Holt Brooklyn Nine-Nine

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Hector Barbossa is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
Hector Barbossa Pirates of the Caribbean

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

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Miranda Priestly is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
Miranda Priestly The Devil Wears Prada

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J. Jonah Jameson is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
SyarifRangkuti added J. Jonah Jameson Spider-Man Universe

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Vito Corleone is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
Tom Islava added Vito Corleone The Godfather Saga

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Michael Corleone is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
Tom Islava added Michael Corleone The Godfather Saga

The Best Fictional Characters Who Turn Evil

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Mr. Peterman is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
wiabux added Mr. Peterman Seinfeld

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Col. Henry Blake is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
RobLein added Col. Henry Blake M.A.S.H.

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

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Malcolm Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
Malcolm Reynolds Firefly, Serenity

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Professor Farnsworth is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
Professor Farnsworth Futurama, Futurama

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Eugene H. Krabs is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
Tom Islava added Eugene H. Krabs SpongeBob SquarePants

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Lisa Cuddy is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
Sazonana added Lisa Cuddy House

The 12 Weirdest Ways Kids Are Getting High Lately

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

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Arthur Carlson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
BrennaChapman added Mr Carlson from Wkrp

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Dr. Marcus Brody is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
Dr. Marcus Brody Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Indiana Jones franchise

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

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Big Mike is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
ChuckVStheMovie added Big Mike Chuck

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D.A. Adam Schiff is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
D.A. Adam Schiff Law and Order

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Miranda Bailey is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
Miranda Bailey Grey's Anatomy, Grey's Anatomy

22 TV Couples Who Got Together in Real Life

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Boss Hogg is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
Boss Hogg Dukes of Hazzard

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Bob Kelso is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
Bob Kelso Scrubs, Scrubs

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

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

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

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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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Charles Townsend is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
Charlie Townsend Charlie's Angels