Top 20 "Star Trek: The Next Generation" Episodes

Two-parters are counted as one episode (so I only list the first part). Sorry, "The Inner Light" doesn't make my Top Twenty.
Honorable Mentions:
Power Play (115)
The Chase (146)
Second Chances (150)
Phantasms (158)
All Good Things (177/178)
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1.
Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.4/10 X  
Responding to a distress call on one of the Federation's outer-most colonies, the Enterprise arrives...only to find a big hole in the ground where the town used to be, and discovers the Borg are behind the attack. (44 mins.)
 
2.
Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987 TV Series)
Episode: Yesterday's Enterprise (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.2/10 X  
The Enterprise C enters the Enterprise D's time and space continuum, where they find Picard and crew in a constant state of war with the Klingons, and only Guinan knows it. (44 mins.)
 
3.
Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987 TV Series)
Episode: Reunion (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
When the leader of the Klingon High Council passes on, Picard finds himself in the middle of the struggle for the now-vacant position. Meanwhile, Worf reunites with a past love, only to find he now has a son. (44 mins.)
 
4.
Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987 TV Series)
Episode: Who Watches the Watchers (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A proto-Vulcan culture worships Captain Picard and prepares to offer Counselor Troi as a sacrifice. (44 mins.)
 
5.
Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987 TV Series)
Episode: Sins of the Father (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A Klingon commander comes aboard the Enterprise in an officer exchange program initiated by Starfleet, much to the chagrin of the crew. (44 mins.)
 
6.
Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987 TV Series)
Episode: Q Who (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
Q tries to prove that Picard needs him as part of their crew by hurling the Enterprise 7,000 light years away where they encounter the Borg for the first time. (44 mins.)
 
7.
Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987 TV Series)
Episode: Chain of Command: Part I (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Picard is replaced as captain of the Enterprise so he, Lt. Worf and Dr. Crusher go on a top-secret mission into Cardassian space. Meanwhile, his replacement, Captain Jellico, meets his new command with some resistance from the crew. (44 mins.)
 
8.
Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987 TV Series)
Episode: Family (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
After defeating the Borg, the crew of the Enterprise experiences shore leave in various ways. Captain... (44 mins.)
 
9.
Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987 TV Series)
Episode: The Defector (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
When a Romulan officer defects to the Federation with a warning of a impending invasion, Capt. Picard struggles to decide if he is to be believed. (44 mins.)
 
10.
Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987 TV Series)
Episode: Future Imperfect (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The Enterprise is conducting a security sweep in an area near the Neutral Zone when they are probed... (44 mins.)
 
11.
Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987 TV Series)
Episode: Identity Crisis (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Lt. Commander Geordi La Forge and an old friend fight to defeat a parasite that is trying to transform them into another species. (44 mins.)
 
12.
Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987 TV Series)
Episode: The Measure of a Man (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.1/10 X  
When Data resigns his commission rather than be dismantled for examination by an inadequately skilled scientist, a formal hearing is convened to determine whether Data is considered property without rights or is a sentient being. (44 mins.)
 
13.
Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987 TV Series)
Episode: Conundrum (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
When an approaching alien ship wipes their memory, the crew struggles to put back together what happened. (44 mins.)
 
14.
Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987 TV Series)
Episode: Ship in a Bottle (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
Diagnosing anomalies in the recreative Sherlock Holmes hologram game programs, Lieutenant Reginald 'Reg'... (44 mins.)
 
15.
Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987 TV Series)
Episode: The Drumhead (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A retired admiral boards the Enterprise in an effort to determine the actions aboard the ship surrounding an act of sabotage and possible treason. (44 mins.)
 
16.
Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987 TV Series)
Episode: The Mind's Eye (1991)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Geordi is brainwashed by the Romulans to assassinate a Klingon governor. (44 mins.)
 
17.
Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987 TV Series)
Episode: The Next Phase (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A transporter malfunction, combined with a Romulan ship under stress and a damaged cloaking device, creates the illusion that Ensign Ro and Geordi are dead, but Geordi doesn't believe it to be so, and he acts accordingly. (44 mins.)
 
18.
Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987 TV Series)
Episode: Tapestry (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9.0/10 X  
Captain Picard incurs serious wounds in a fight, even his artificial heart is gravely damaged. While Dr... (44 mins.)
 
19.
Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Although Riker considers maverick Federation scientist Kosinski's project to vastly boost the Enterprise's propulsion absurd... (44 mins.)
 
20.
Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987 TV Series)
Episode: Conspiracy (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
After diverting to a secret meeting with an old friend and some of Starfleet's finest commanders, Picard finds the Horatio blown to bits just hours after the meeting and he returns the Enterprise to Earth looking for answers. (44 mins.)