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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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319 84
Michael Scott is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
The Office

2
138 86
Batman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
Batman Universe

3
113 79
Sheriff Andy Taylor is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
The Andy Griffith Show

4
176 76
Professor Albus Dumbledore is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
Harry Potter univese

5
108 66
Iron Man is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
woogyjones50 added Marvel Universe

6
143 64
Leslie Knope is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
Parks and Recreaction

7
85 89
M is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
James Bond Universe

8
98 87
Dr. Gregory House is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses

9
87 77
Sam Malone is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
Cheers

10
82 68
Liz Lemon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
30 Rock

11
81 49
Jim Gordon is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
The Dark Knight Rises

12
76 69
Sherman T. Potter is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses

13
63 80
Tony Soprano is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
The Sopranos

14
67 63
Jack Donaghy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
30 Rock

15
64 62
Leroy Jethro Gibbs is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
PhilCohen added NCIS

16
88 42
Santa Claus is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
woogyjones50 added

17
52 62
Josiah Bartlet is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses

18
41 57
Gil Grissom is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

19
45 66
Lou Grant is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
The Mary Tyler Moore Show

20
40 18
Captain Ray Holt is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
VeryCloseTalking added Brooklyn Nine-Nine

21
54 64
Hector Barbossa is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
Pirates of the Caribbean

22
26 64
Angela Bower is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
Who's the Boss?

23
65 61
Perry Cox is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
Scrubs

24
48 46
Rupert Giles is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
Buffy the Vampire Slayer

25
65 49
Professor Farnsworth is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
Futurama, Futurama

26
34 76
Miranda Priestly is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
The Devil Wears Prada

27
29 26
Michael Corleone is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
Tom Islava added The Godfather Saga

28
28 24
Vito Corleone is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
Tom Islava added The Godfather Saga

29
32 52
J. Jonah Jameson is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
SyarifRangkuti added Spider-Man Universe

30
25 41
Col. Henry Blake is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
RobLein added M.A.S.H.

31
58 71
Mr. Burns is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
The Simpsons

32
29 53
Mr. Peterman is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
wiabux added Seinfeld

33
36 46
Malcolm Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
Firefly, Serenity

34
14 4
Leia Organa is listed (or ranked) 34 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

35
28 35
Eugene H. Krabs is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
Tom Islava added SpongeBob SquarePants

36
20 26
Lisa Cuddy is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
Sazonana added House

37
11 3
Obi-Wan Kenobi is listed (or ranked) 37 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

38
42 43
Miranda Bailey is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
Grey's Anatomy, Grey's Anatomy

39
27 48
Dr. Marcus Brody is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Indiana Jones franchise

40
41 48
Bob Kelso is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
Scrubs, Scrubs

41
25 48
The Chief is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
Get Smart

42
12 41
Arthur Carlson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
BrennaChapman added

43
8 9
Darth Vader is listed (or ranked) 43 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

44
7 9
Palpatine is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
starwarssuperfan added Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Star Wars: The Clone Wars

45
12 32
Big Mike is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
ChuckVStheMovie added Chuck

46
21 48
D.A. Adam Schiff is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
Law and Order

47
30 44
Jack McCoy is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
Law & Order

48
4 7
Wilhuff Tarkin is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
starwarssuperfan added Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, Star Wars

49
21 51
Ari Gold is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
Entourage

50
25 60
Boss Hogg is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
Dukes of Hazzard