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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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293 79
Michael Scott is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
The Office

2
125 82
Batman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
Batman Universe

3
105 73
Sheriff Andy Taylor is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
The Andy Griffith Show

4
165 73
Professor Albus Dumbledore is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
Harry Potter univese

5
97 63
Iron Man is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
woogyjones50 added Marvel Universe

6
137 59
Leslie Knope is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
Parks and Recreaction

7
85 72
Sam Malone is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
Cheers

8
81 84
M is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
James Bond Universe

9
93 83
Dr. Gregory House is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses

10
81 62
Liz Lemon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
30 Rock

11
74 64
Sherman T. Potter is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses

12
77 46
Jim Gordon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
The Dark Knight Rises

13
66 59
Jack Donaghy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
30 Rock

14
60 77
Tony Soprano is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
The Sopranos

15
62 58
Leroy Jethro Gibbs is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
PhilCohen added NCIS

16
84 40
Santa Claus is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
woogyjones50 added

17
51 59
Josiah Bartlet is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses

18
40 54
Gil Grissom is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

19
43 63
Lou Grant is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
The Mary Tyler Moore Show

20
26 61
Angela Bower is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
Who's the Boss?

21
34 17
Captain Ray Holt is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
VeryCloseTalking added Brooklyn Nine-Nine

22
65 59
Perry Cox is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
Scrubs

23
50 63
Hector Barbossa is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
Pirates of the Caribbean

24
65 47
Professor Farnsworth is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
Futurama, Futurama

25
45 45
Rupert Giles is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
Buffy the Vampire Slayer

26
33 73
Miranda Priestly is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
The Devil Wears Prada

27
25 39
Col. Henry Blake is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
RobLein added M.A.S.H.

28
27 24
Michael Corleone is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
Tom Islava added The Godfather Saga

29
25 22
Vito Corleone is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
Tom Islava added The Godfather Saga

30
30 51
J. Jonah Jameson is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
SyarifRangkuti added Spider-Man Universe

31
55 70
Mr. Burns is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
The Simpsons

32
29 51
Mr. Peterman is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
wiabux added Seinfeld

33
35 44
Malcolm Reynolds is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
Firefly, Serenity

34
26 32
Eugene H. Krabs is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
Tom Islava added SpongeBob SquarePants

35
11 3
Leia Organa is listed (or ranked) 35 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

36
18 24
Lisa Cuddy is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
Sazonana added House

37
40 41
Miranda Bailey is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
Grey's Anatomy, Grey's Anatomy

38
7 2
Obi-Wan Kenobi is listed (or ranked) 38 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

39
41 46
Bob Kelso is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
Scrubs, Scrubs

40
12 39
Arthur Carlson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
BrennaChapman added

41
24 46
The Chief is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
Get Smart

42
25 47
Dr. Marcus Brody is listed (or ranked) 42 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

43
6 7
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
12 31
Big Mike is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
ChuckVStheMovie added Chuck

45
21 47
D.A. Adam Schiff is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
Law and Order

46
30 43
Jack McCoy is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
Law & Order

47
5 8
Palpatine is listed (or ranked) 47 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

48
3 5
Grand Admiral Thrawn is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
starwarssuperfan added Star Wars

49
21 50
Ari Gold is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Fictional Bosses
Entourage

50
3 6
Grand Moff Tarkin is listed (or ranked) 50 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