The X-Files Top 20 Episodes

After re-watching all 9 seasons of the best post Twin peaks television series, it was time to compile my favourite 20 episodes. It was a tough task but i think these 20 showcase all that was great about the adventures of Mulder & Scully.
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The X-Files (1993 TV Series)
Episode: Ice (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.9/10 X  
Mulder and Scully are sent to investigate when a team of geophysicists stationed at a remote Alaskan outpost are killed by a parasitic alien life form. (45 mins.)
“ The tag line Trust no one was never more appropriate for this claustrophobic, creepy & superbly written episode from season one. A great paranoid chiller inspired by horror classic 'The Thing' featuring some great guest stars including Xander Berkeley from 24 & CSI. ” - xecutionrecords
The X-Files (1993 TV Series)
Episode: Duane Barry (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
A former FBI agent who claims he was abducted by aliens takes several people hostage. (45 mins.)
“ The pre-cursor to Scullys abduction finds Mulder in a tight spot with an alien abductee. Not much action in this episode but tension you can cut your teeth on and top notch performances all round from the supporting cast. Pretty much the talk of the town the day after this episode aired. ” - xecutionrecords
The X-Files (1993 TV Series)
Episode: Home (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
The agents encounter a family of inbred, animal-like brothers living on a farm in a remote section of Pennsylvania. (45 mins.)
“ It's all a bit Wrong Turn as a family of in-breds are number one suspects for the death of a new born baby found in the field next door to their house. Shocking and sick in equal measure, one of the reasons why the x-files should have eased a bit on all the ufo stuff and gone a bit more all out horror, we would have ended up with a few more classics like this episode. ” - xecutionrecords
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.)
“ Another reason why the show was so popular was the mixture of really dark subject matter with the sometimes black comedy of the absurd situations the FBI duo found themselves in. This episode starts out like a comedy episode but ends up something altogether much more seedy. Genius. ” - xecutionrecords
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.)
“ Killer story, killer script & a killer performance from Peter Boyle in this award winning episode. I doubt there was a more original 40 minutes of television in 1995. ” - xecutionrecords
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.)
“ Luke Wilson guest stars in this comedy episode about a trailer park of vampires. Engaging & hilarious as the story is highlighted from both Mulder & Scully's perspective. Not sure if it was the 1st time that device was used in a prime time TV show but it works a charm. ” - xecutionrecords
The X-Files (1993 TV Series)
Episode: Squeeze (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Mulder and Scully search for a humanoid killer whose savage murder spree reoccurs every 30 years. (45 mins.)
“ A lot of peoples jump on point for the show 1st time around. The tale of Mr Toombs who eats livers, can contort his body and sleeps in bile was horrible, scary and must watch TV. ” - xecutionrecords
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.)
“ A bizarre almost nightmarish episode. Either a message about working for the man or just a messed up head****, either way it's highly entertaining and just a little bit left field, just what made the show a winner more often than not. ” - xecutionrecords
The X-Files (1993 TV Series)
Episode: Detour (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Agents Mulder and Scully investigate the disappearances of several people and a boy's claims that he was attacked by an invisible creature. (45 mins.)
“ Another really creepy episode featuring one of those monsters you don't want to meet whilst taking a stroll in the woods. Watch with the lights off alone. ” - xecutionrecords
The X-Files (1993 TV Series)
Episode: Anasazi (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.3/10 X  
Mulder receives an encrypted computer disk containing the defense department's top secret files on extraterrestrial life. (45 mins.)
“ Easily the best season finale the show ever had and possibly one of the best ever. The show's popularity had hit fever pitch and the UFO conspiracy story line had not yet lost it's way. Mulder's descent into cold war paranoia was neatly sign posted all the way through with clues and by the end fan's were shouting at their TV sets for the next episode. ” - xecutionrecords
The X-Files (1993 TV Series)
Episode: Chinga (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Rumors of witchcraft and sorcery surrounding a bizarre murder lead Scully to a little girl and a cursed doll that may be hiding a murderous presence. (45 mins.)
“ The X-files does Twilight Zone with this possessed doll episode co written with Stephen King. Scully goes solo whilst Mulder watches Porn and throws pencils into his ceiling. The scares don't always hit home but for anyone with a phobia of Dolls this is not for you. ” - xecutionrecords
The X-Files (1993 TV Series)
Episode: Our Town (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Reports of foxfire on a field in Dudley, Arkansas lead Mulder and Scully to a bizarre situation regarding the townsfolk. Employees of the Chaco Chicken Corporation are displaying bizarre behavior, and the death rate is slowly increasing. (45 mins.)
“ Highly original and rather disgusting episode veering into the cannibal genre with this crazy tale of deaths seemingly related to a chicken factory. KFC didn't look too good after watching this. ” - xecutionrecords
The X-Files (1993 TV Series)
Episode: The Host (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Mulder pursues a humanoid, parasitic organism that uses sewage systems as its home. (45 mins.)
“ The consistently excellent second season hit the ground running with this awesome monster on the loose episode, mixing gross-out horror with political subtexts on nuclear fall out, it was a blueprint for a lot of the stand alone episodes to come. Like so many episodes, all killer & no filler. ” - xecutionrecords
The X-Files (1993 TV Series)
Episode: 4-D (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
Agent Dogget has been shot and hospitalized. The only suspect is his partner. However, she was 14 miles away when the shooting occurred. The team sticks together to solve the case of being in two places at one time. (45 mins.)
“ Unlike so many of the later episodes which were tarnished by the absence of Mulder & too many UFO episodes, Agents Doggett & Reyes here shine in this superbly written tale of parallel dimensions. Gives us a brief glimpse of a show that could still have been great and displays the talents of both actors. Still think Robert Patrick is ace. ” - xecutionrecords
The X-Files (1993 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.8/10 X  
While investigating the appearance of a freakish creature in a rural town the agents uncover a dangerous genetic experiment that has spun wildly out of control. (45 mins.)
“ Inventive, witty & full of ideas. this modern take on the Frankenstein story has so many stand out moments as well as Cher (Well, a look alike anyway, she turned down the chance to be in it, silly woman) ” - xecutionrecords
The X-Files (1993 TV Series)
Episode: Arcadia (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
Scully and Mulder go undercover as husband and wife in a high-class planned community where several couples have gone missing. (45 mins.)
“ Fans of a long running TV show love it when their favourite characters act against type and this episode, another bizarre mixture of monsters, gods & white picket fences, has Mulder & Scully go under cover as newly weds and Mulder's loving it. Good mixture of comedy and tension with a monster straight out of a 50's EC comic, great stuff. ” - xecutionrecords
The X-Files (1993 TV Series)
Episode: Agua Mala (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
As a hurricane bears down on the Florida coast, the agents search for a sea monster that Arthur Dales believes is responsible for the disappearance of a couple and their son. (45 mins.)
“ Featuring the original Agent Mulder 'Kolchak' in one of the series nice nods to it's influences. This wet & wild tale of a sea monster causing havoc in an apartment complex in the middle of a raging storm was another high point in the superb season six harking back to the taut, tension packed episodes of season 1 & 2. ” - xecutionrecords
The X-Files (1993 TV Series)
Episode: Leonard Betts (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
A headless corpse walks out of a hospital morgue, triggering the search for a humanoid life form that possesses unimaginable regenerative powers. (45 mins.)
“ The very patchy season 4 had a few stand out episodes and this crazy episode was one of the best, fueling influence from re-animator. this tale of a medic who literally loses his head sounds silly but is another reason why people tuned in week after week, you never knew what they would come up with next. ” - xecutionrecords
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.)
“ What seems like an alien abduction episode turns into something completely different in this super bizarre drug induced episode with a superb head scratching mystery. The devils in the details. ” - xecutionrecords
The X-Files (1993 TV Series)
Episode: Oubliette (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A woman experiences a psychic connection with a teenager held captive by a deranged man. (45 mins.)
“ Another superbly written episode from season 3. Emotionally involving and rather sad with another great set of stand out performances from the supporting cast. ” - xecutionrecords