My top 50 favourite Doctor Who stories.

In order, I haven't seen all the classic episodes yet so if there is any glaring episode omissions please tell me i’ll try and check it out. Contains some spoilers
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1.
Doctor Who (2005 TV Series)
Episode: Blink (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.8/10 X  
Sally Sparrow receives a cryptic message from the Doctor about a mysterious new enemy species that is after the TARDIS. (45 mins.)
“ Best episode of Doctor who ever! And The Doctor's hardly in it. The supporting characters and the weeping angels more then make up for it! ” - mikeymcdo
 
2.
Doctor Who (2005 TV Series)
Episode: The Doctor Dances (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.1/10 X  
The Doctor, Rose and Captain Jack Harkness are still in the hospital with the gas mask-wearing mutants and are having some trouble finding a way out... (45 mins.)
“ And The Empty child
Oh my this story is borderline disturbing! Thats why I love it! ” - mikeymcdo
 
3.
Doctor Who (2005 TV Series)
Episode: The Eleventh Hour (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
With his TARDIS in ruins, the newly-regenerated Doctor with the help of Amy Pond must save the world in less than twenty minutes from galactic policemen known as the Atraxi. (45 mins.)
“ What a superb introduction from Matt Smith watching him makes me forget about David Tennant! This episode also establishes an interesting story ark and an interesting introduction of the new companion Amy Pond. ” - mikeymcdo
 
4.
Doctor Who (1963 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.1/10 X  
The Doctor and his companions are sent to the planet Skaro by the Time Lords to prevent the creation of the Daleks. (45 mins.)
“ Parts 1-6 ” - mikeymcdo
 
5.
Doctor Who (2005 TV Series)
Episode: The Waters of Mars (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
In a Mars base the inhabitants are being infected by a mysterious water creature which takes over its victims. The Doctor is thrust into the middle of this catastrophe knowing a larger one is waiting around the corner. (45 mins.)
“ Another dark and eery episode which also challenges the Doctors beliefs this time on time travel and when it can and cannot be used. ” - mikeymcdo
 
6.
Doctor Who (2005 TV Series)
Episode: The Satan Pit (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
As Rose battles the murderous Ood, the Doctor finds his every belief being challenged to the core, as the Pit beckons. With the planet threatening to fall into the black hole, the Doctor must make the ultimate sacrifice. (45 mins.)
“ And The impossible Planet
This 2 parter is so eery and dark it makes me wonder why children watch this show but I digress. This episode challenges The Doctor's very beliefs and ideologies its also isn't clear whether the beast is Satan or not leaving the audience to decide for themselves. ” - mikeymcdo
 
7.
Doctor Who (1963 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
A mysterious evil is at work on Gallifrey. The President of the Time Lords has been assassinated and the Doctor caught red-handed. An inexorable master plan has been set in motion. There can be no escape (45 mins.)
“ Parts 1-4 ” - mikeymcdo
 
8.
Doctor Who (2005 TV Series)
Episode: The Christmas Invasion (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
It's Christmas Eve, but this is to be a far from silent night - the cruel Sycorax have come to Earth to enslave mankind and, as ever, only The Doctor can stop them. Unfortunately, he's lying in a coma in Jackie's home... (45 mins.)
“ I love post regenration stories its when The Doctor is most vunerable and he has to prove himself to the audience and his companion that HE IS THE DOCTOR! Although David Tennant spends most of his time having a nap in this episode but who come blame him he just had every cell in his body rewritten. :) ” - mikeymcdo
 
9.
Doctor Who (2005 TV Series)
Episode: A Christmas Carol (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
A space liner, with a large number of passengers aboard, is in difficulties while flying through the atmosphere of an unknown planet... (45 mins.)
“ This christmas special is defiantely the most festive doctor who special with a brilliant sci-fi retelling of the christmas carol with time travel. Its also nice to have a light hearted Doctor who story at christmas instead of death and depression. ” - mikeymcdo
 
10.
Doctor Who (2005 TV Series)
Episode: The Parting of the Ways (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.1/10 X  
The Dalek fleet is poised to destroy the Earth and only The Doctor, Rose, Jack and a band of television producers can stop them. (45 mins.)
“ And Bad Wolf
The best finale of the new series by far. These 2 parters seem to have the same budget as a summer blockbuster plus the shock of an unexpected regeneration really left me confused and bewildered just like Rose. :) ” - mikeymcdo
 
11.
Doctor Who (1963 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
The Doctor, Jamie and Victoria arrive on Telos, where an archaeological group are exploring the Tomb of the Cybermen. But are the Cybermen as dormant as they believe? (45 mins.)
“ Parts 1-4 ” - mikeymcdo
 
12.
Doctor Who (1963 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
After the Doctor is attacked by a group of mysterious gunmen, he discovers he is the physical double of the famous scientist Salamander. (45 mins.)
“ Parts 1-6 ” - mikeymcdo
 
13.
Doctor Who (1963 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
As the newly-regenerated Doctor arrives on Earth, so does the Nestene too. (45 mins.)
“ Parts 1-4 ” - mikeymcdo
 
14.
Doctor Who (1963 TV Series)
Episode: City of Death: Part One (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
As time slips a groove, the Doctor and Romana relive twenty-four seconds while on holiday in Paris.... (45 mins.)
“ Parts 1-4 ” - mikeymcdo
 
15.
Doctor Who (1963 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
The Doctor attempts to test his new dematerialisation circuit by taking Jo to Metebelis Three but instead the TARDIS arrives in the hold of a 1920s cargo ship. (45 mins.)
“ Parts 1-4 ” - mikeymcdo
 
16.
Doctor Who (2005 TV Series)
Episode: Rose (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Rose Tyler is just an ordinary shop worker living an ordinary life in 21st century Britain. But that life is turned upside down when a strange man calling himself The Doctor drags her into an alien invasion attempt! (45 mins.)
“ A brilliant re-introduction to Doctor who which proved that Doctor who can appeal to both old and new audiences. ” - mikeymcdo
 
17.
Doctor Who (2005 TV Series)
Episode: Boom Town (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Stopping off in present-day Cardiff to recharge the TARDIS, The Doctor, Rose and Jack encounter an old foe in the midst of hatching a scheme that could destroy the entire planet. (45 mins.)
“ A very interesting episode with The Doctor dining with one of his enemies being a stroke of genius! I also enjoyed the change of scenery from London to Cardiff. ” - mikeymcdo
 
18.
Doctor Who (2005 TV Series)
Episode: Amy's Choice (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Five years after finally leaving the TARDIS Amy and Rory now married, live in the quiet little village of Leadworth. But everything is not what it would seem. (45 mins.)
 
19.
Doctor Who (2005 TV Series)
Episode: Rise of the Cybermen (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Upon landing on an alternate version of the Earth, The Doctor, Rose and Mickey learn that Peter Tyler is apparently alive and well. Lurking in the shadows are creatures made to destroy - one of The Doctor's greatest fears have come true...the Cybermen are reborn. (45 mins.)
“ And Age of steel ” - mikeymcdo
 
20.
Doctor Who (2005 TV Series)
Episode: School Reunion (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
The Krillitanes - aliens with a mix-and-match physiology - are trying to crack the 'God-Maker', a paradigm to give them ultimate power. They are using children as a computer, and only the Doctor and Rose, re-united with Sarah Jane Smith and K9 can prevent them from becoming masters of time and space. (45 mins.)
 
21.
Doctor Who (2005 TV Series)
Episode: Army of Ghosts (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
As the ghosts of loved ones appear, the whole world celebrates. But as the Doctor investigates he believes... (45 mins.)
“ And Doomsday ” - mikeymcdo
 
22.
Doctor Who (1963 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
The Doctor and Peri get involved with drug running after landing on the twin planet of Androzani Minor and getting arrested as gun runners and targeted for execution. Not before Peri stumbles into some highly toxic and lethal plant life. (45 mins.)
“ Parts 1-4 ” - mikeymcdo
 
23.
Doctor Who (2005 TV Series)
Episode: Human Nature (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
In 1913, Martha watches in jealousy from afar as The Doctor learns what it is to be human and to fall in love with the local school nurse, Joan Redfern. (45 mins.)
“ And Family of Blood ” - mikeymcdo
 
24.
Doctor Who (1963 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The Doctor and Sarah arrive in a quarry during blasting operations and when Sarah is buried under rubble, she discovers a stone hand. (45 mins.)
“ Parts 1-4 ” - mikeymcdo
 
25.
Doctor Who (1963 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
The Doctor's attempt to give Harry a trip in the TARDIS sees the two of them and Sarah arriving onboard a space station in the far future, with some rather deadly security mechanisms. (45 mins.)
“ Parts 1-4 ” - mikeymcdo
 
26.
Doctor Who (1963 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
The Doctor and Ace travel back to nineteen sixty three, and are caught in the middle of a Dalek civil war. (45 mins.)
“ Parts 1-4 ” - mikeymcdo
 
27.
Doctor Who (1963 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
While the Doctor carries out an investigation into ESP, Mike Yates asks Sarah to look into some strange goings on at a meditation centre he's attending. (45 mins.)
“ Part 1-6 ” - mikeymcdo
 
28.
Doctor Who (2005 TV Series)
Episode: The Hungry Earth (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
The Doctor tries to get everyone to Rio, but nothing quite goes as planned. They arrive in a small Welsh... (45 mins.)
“ And Cold Blood ” - mikeymcdo
 
29.
Doctor Who (2005 TV Series)
Episode: Gridlock (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
The Doctor takes Martha to New Earth, where she is kidnapped by two carjackers and taken to an underground Motorway, where the remainder of humanity on the planet live in perpetual gridlock. (45 mins.)
 
30.
Doctor Who (2005 TV Series)
Episode: Smith and Jones (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
When the hospital she works at is transported to the moon, medical student Martha Jones joins forces with The Doctor to hunt down an alien fugitive before the oxygen runs out. (45 mins.)
 
31.
Doctor Who (2005 TV Series)
Episode: The Girl Who Waited (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Amy is trapped in a quarantine facility for victims of an alien plague which could kill the doctor in minutes if he were to catch it... (45 mins.)
 
32.
Doctor Who (1963 TV Series)
Episode: Robot: Part One (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Can the Doctor, now in his fourth incarnation, recover from his post-regenerative trauma to save the Earth from Think Tank and their plot for world domination? (45 mins.)
“ Parts 1-4 ” - mikeymcdo
 
33.
Doctor Who (2005 TV Series)
Episode: The Day of the Doctor (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.4/10 X  
In 2013, something terrible is awakening in London's National Gallery; in 1562, a murderous plot is afoot in Elizabethan England; and somewhere in space an ancient battle reaches its devastating conclusion. (45 mins.)
 
34.
Doctor Who (2005 TV Series)
Episode: Utopia (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
Soon after bumping into old friend Jack Harkness, Martha and The Doctor head off to Malcassairo, a distant planet where an old professor will do anything he can to keep his people alive... (45 mins.)
“ And Sound of Drums, Last of the Timelords ” - mikeymcdo
 
35.
Doctor Who (2005 TV Series)
Episode: A Good Man Goes to War (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.2/10 X  
A member of The Doctor's team has been abducted and he will call in every favor and maybe even go to war to get him/her back. (45 mins.)
“ And Lets kill Hitler ” - mikeymcdo
 
36.
Doctor Who (1963 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
The Doctor, Sarah and Harry teleports to Earth to ensure the planet is safe for the survivors on-board... (45 mins.)
“ Part 1 and 2 ” - mikeymcdo
 
37.
Doctor Who (1963 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The Doctor returns to Gallifrey to become the President of the high council of time lords. But Leela... (45 mins.)
“ Parts 1-6 ” - mikeymcdo
 
38.
Doctor Who (2005 TV Series)
Episode: The End of the World (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
The Doctor takes Rose to the year 5 billion to witness the destruction of the Earth. (45 mins.)
 
39.
Doctor Who (2005 TV Series)
Episode: New Earth (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
As Rose Tyler embarks upon her first big TARDIS adventure with the newly-regenerated Doctor, they discover a sinister hospital run by strange cat people and run in to two old acquaintances, The Face of Boe and Cassandra. (45 mins.)
 
40.
Doctor Who (1963 TV Series)
Episode: The Five Doctors (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
The Doctor and his previous incarnations are brought to the Death Zone on his homeworld Gallifrey as part of a renegade Time Lord's scheme. (45 mins.)
 
41.
Doctor Who (2005 TV Series)
Episode: Silence in the Library (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.3/10 X  
The Doctor and Donna join a group of archaeologists at a 51st century library. What caused the library to become abandoned... (45 mins.)
“ And Forest of the dead ” - mikeymcdo
 
42.
Doctor Who (2005 TV Series)
Episode: The Doctor's Wife (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.1/10 X  
While traveling in the TARDIS with Rory and Amy, the Doctor hears a knock on the TARDIS doors. Bewildered and no doubt curious... (45 mins.)
 
43.
Doctor Who (1963 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
The Doctor, Jamie and Zoe realise they have arrived in the trenches of the First World War, where the sinister General Smythe accuses them of espionage. (45 mins.)
“ Parts 1-10 ” - mikeymcdo
 
44.
Doctor Who (2005 TV Series)
Episode: The Pandorica Opens (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.1/10 X  
River Song returns to deliver The Doctor a serious warning from his allies: the mythical Pandorica, said to contain the most feared creature in the entire Universe, is opening. (45 mins.)
“ And The Big Bang ” - mikeymcdo
 
45.
Doctor Who (2005 TV Series)
Episode: The Doctor Falls (2017)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.1/10 X  
The Doctor makes a final stand against an army of Cybermen to protect a tiny band of humans from destruction. (45 mins.)
“ And World Enough and Time ” - mikeymcdo
 
46.
Doctor Who (1963 TV Series)
Episode: Earthshock: Part One (1982)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
In 2526, 8 Earth paleontologists and geologist were investigating a fossil find in a newly discovered case when 7 of them disappear... (45 mins.)
“ Parts 1-4 ” - mikeymcdo
 
47.
Doctor Who (1963 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
The Doctor and Sarah are drawn off course and, instead of UNIT HQ, they arrive on the same site in 1911. (45 mins.)
“ Parts 1-4 ” - mikeymcdo
 
48.
Doctor Who (2005 TV Series)
Episode: Vincent and the Doctor (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.3/10 X  
The Doctor and Amy travel back in time to meet Vincent Van Gough and face an invisible monster that only the painter can see (45 mins.)
 
49.
Doctor Who (1963 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Members of the World Ecology Bureau discover a centuries-old seed pod buried deep in Antarctica's permafrost... (45 mins.)
“ Parts 1-6 ” - mikeymcdo
 
50.
Doctor Who (1963 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
The Brigadier asks the Doctor to investigate the disappearance of several scientists, only for him to find they have been abducted back in time. (45 mins.)