My 25 Favorite Episodes of The X-Files

This was a lot harder than I thought it would be. It started out as a Top Ten list, then I had to go to 25, and I still had to leave out plenty of favorites. What an amazing show.
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1.
The X-Files (1993 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.3/10 X  
A man with psychic powers assists the agents with the hunt for a killer. (45 mins.)
 
2.
The X-Files (1993 TV Series)
Episode: Humbug (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
The agents search for a killer in a Florida town inhabited by sideshow performers. (45 mins.)
 
3.
The X-Files (1993 TV Series)
Episode: War of the Coprophages (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
The agents come to the aid of a town seemingly under attack by killer cockroaches. (45 mins.)
 
4.
The X-Files (1993 TV Series)
Episode: Quagmire (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Mulder suspects that a beast similar to the Loch Ness Monster is responsible for the deaths of several people who reside near a large lake. (45 mins.)
 
5.
The X-Files (1993 TV Series)
Episode: Bad Blood (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.4/10 X  
Scully and Mulder each recount their version of events that led Mulder to drive a stake through the heart of a Texas teenager he claims was a vampire. (45 mins.)
 
6.
The X-Files (1993 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.1/10 X  
Scully recounts the investigation of an alleged UFO encounter for a famous author researching his latest novel. (45 mins.)
 
7.
The X-Files (1993 TV Series)
Episode: Unusual Suspects (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
In 1989, the Lone Gunmen meet for the first time when they assist a woman who claims the government plans to use civilians in a secret experiment. (45 mins.)
 
8.
The X-Files (1993 TV Series)
Episode: Three of a Kind (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
While infiltrating a defense contractor conference in Las Vegas, The Lone Gunmen are reunited with Susanne Modeski, the mysterious woman who disappeared 10 years earlier after the trio first came together to help her. (45 mins.)
 
9.
The X-Files (1993 TV Series)
Episode: Jump the Shark (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The Lone Gunmen, with the (unwanted) aide of Morris Fletcher, must stop a destructive virus from entering the populace. (45 mins.)
 
10.
The X-Files (1993 TV Series)
Episode: Monday (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
A woman desperately attempts to change the outcome of the events of a day she is forced to relive again and again in which her boyfriend explodes a bomb during a failed bank robbery killing everyone inside, including Mulder and Scully. (45 mins.)
 
11.
The X-Files (1993 TV Series)
Episode: Je Souhaite (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Two brothers have a less than helpful genie who grants their wishes with disastrous consequences. Mulder comes into possession of the same genie, and his wishes garner similar results. (45 mins.)
 
12.
The X-Files (1993 TV Series)
Episode: Hungry (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Rob Roberts has an addiction to human brains. As he tries to control this overpowering hunger and turn his life around, Mulder and Scully try to find out who the brain-eating monster is. (45 mins.)
 
13.
The X-Files (1993 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
On Christmas Eve, Mulder and Scully find themselves trapped in a haunted house with two ghosts who are determined to prove just how lonely the holiday can be. (45 mins.)
 
14.
The X-Files (1993 TV Series)
Episode: Hollywood A.D. (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A screenwriter tags along with Mulder and Scully as they investigate a church bombing. The case becomes the plot of a Hollywood movie, but the agents find their case, and themselves, distorted on the big screen. (45 mins.)
 
15.
The X-Files (1993 TV Series)
Episode: Eve (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Mulder and Scully search for two missing girls who disappeared after their fathers were murdered in an identical fashion. (45 mins.)
 
16.
The X-Files (1993 TV Series)
Episode: Syzygy (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A rare alignment of the planets gives two teenage girls dangerous telekinetic powers. (45 mins.)
 
17.
The X-Files (1993 TV Series)
Episode: The Goldberg Variation (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A man is tossed off the top of a 29 story building by gangsters. Amazingly, he gets up and walks away unscathed... (45 mins.)
 
18.
The X-Files (1993 TV Series)
Episode: Field Trip (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
The skeletal remains of a young couple are found after they have been missing for only three days in an area known for UFO activity. Mulder and Scully have different experiences in the investigation but nothing is quite as it seems. (45 mins.)
 
19.
The X-Files (1993 TV Series)
Episode: First Person Shooter (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A murder inside the high-tech world of a virtual reality game leads Scully to battle a deadly digital character in order to save Mulder's life. (45 mins.)
 
20.
The X-Files (1993 TV Series)
Episode: The Amazing Maleeni (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Mulder and Scully investigate the apparent murder of a magician who was decapitated just minutes after... (45 mins.)
 
21.
The X-Files (1993 TV Series)
Episode: Die Hand Die Verletzt (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
The agents investigate a murder in a small town populated by devil worshippers. (45 mins.)
 
22.
The X-Files (1993 TV Series)
Episode: Sunshine Days (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Reyes and Doggett investigate two murders revolving around a house that is, at some points in time, identical to the Brady Bunch house. (45 mins.)
 
23.
The X-Files (1993 TV Series)
Episode: Small Potatoes (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.1/10 X  
Five unrelated women in a small town give birth to babies with small tails. The prime suspect is a man who can shape shift into whomever he wants. (45 mins.)
 
24.
The X-Files (1993 TV Series)
Episode: Terms of Endearment (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Mulder suspects demon fetal harvesting when a woman claims her unborn child had a horn and tail and was taken by a devil while she slept... (45 mins.)
 
25.
The X-Files (1993 TV Series)
Episode: Folie a Deux (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
Mulder is taken hostage with the office coworkers of a man who claims the boss is a monster controlling their minds and turning them into zombies. Mulder and Scully believe the man to be delusional until they begin to see the same things. (45 mins.)