The X Files: Season 4

by JohnSlash | created - 07 Oct 2012 | updated - 20 Oct 2013 | Public

Season 4 of "the X Files" in order from greatest to least.

Season Average: 8.3/10

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1. The X-Files (1993– )
Episode: Memento Mori (1997)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.6
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Scully attempts to come to terms with her inoperable cancer. Meanwhile Mulder and the Lone Gunmen break into a high-security research lab to find the cure that could save her life.

Director: Rob Bowman | Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, William B. Davis

Votes: 2,210

9.5/10

2. The X-Files (1993– )
Episode: Herrenvolk (1996)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.6
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With his mother on deathbed and the alien bounty hunter in pursuit, Mulder decides to put the alien healer in mortal danger for a chance to finally uncover the whole truth behind the alien conspiracy. Meanwhile, Mr. X's cover is blown.

Director: R.W. Goodwin | Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, William B. Davis

Votes: 2,230

9.5/10

3. The X-Files (1993– )
Episode: Leonard Betts (1997)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.5
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A headless corpse of a paramedic walks out of the hospital morgue triggering a manhunt for a man with unimaginable regenerative powers, that come at a terrible cost. The case makes Scully realize in shock that she may not be well.

Director: Kim Manners | Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Paul McCrane, Marjorie Lovett

Votes: 2,262

9/10

4. The X-Files (1993– )
Episode: Home (1996)

TV-MA | 44 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

9.0
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The agents encounter a family of inbred, animal-like brothers living on a farm in a remote section of Pennsylvania.

Director: Kim Manners | Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Tucker Smallwood, Chris Nelson Norris

Votes: 3,709

9/10

5. The X-Files (1993– )
Episode: Musings of a Cigarette Smoking Man (1996)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

9.2
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The Lone Gunmen reveal the (possibly fake) secret history of the Smoking Man to Mulder with focus on three episodes from his life - the assassination of JFK, his attempts at becoming a novelist and one of his UFO cover ups.

Director: James Wong | Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, William B. Davis, Morgan Weisser

Votes: 3,113

9/10

6. The X-Files (1993– )
Episode: Gethsemane (1997)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.8
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Mulder fights to prove that a discovery frozen in the mountains of Canada is irrefutable evidence of alien life, but his quest for the truth only leads to more lies and an unthinkable conclusion.

Director: R.W. Goodwin | Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, John Finn, Matthew Walker

Votes: 2,035

8.5/10

7. The X-Files (1993– )
Episode: The Field Where I Died (1996)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.0
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Agents Mulder and Scully investigate a doomsday religious cult, which inadvertently draws Mulder into recalling a past life and how Scully and others were there with him in the field where he died during the American Civil War.

Director: Rob Bowman | Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, Kristen Cloke

Votes: 2,458

8.5/10

8. The X-Files (1993– )
Episode: Small Potatoes (1997)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

9.1
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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.

Director: Cliff Bole | Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, Darin Morgan

Votes: 2,856

8.5/10

9. The X-Files (1993– )
Episode: Demons (1997)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.2
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Covered in blood and suffering from amnesia, Mulder pieces together the events of the last few days, but the trail leads to a double murder that appears to have been committed with Mulder's weapon.

Director: Kim Manners | Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Jay Acovone, Mike Nussbaum

Votes: 1,980

8.5/10

10. The X-Files (1993– )
Episode: Paper Hearts (1996)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

9.0
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An incarcerated serial killer claims Mulder's sister was one of his many victims.

Director: Rob Bowman | Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, Tom Noonan

Votes: 2,524

8.5/10

11. The X-Files (1993– )
Episode: Zero Sum (1997)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.4
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A swarm of bees mysteriously kill a postal worker in an enclosed restroom. Assistant Director Skinner covers up the evidence. Mulder investigates Skinner's apparent involvement with the crime.

Director: Kim Manners | Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, William B. Davis

Votes: 2,015

8.5/10

12. The X-Files (1993– )
Episode: Tunguska (1996)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.8
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A tip from Krycek takes Mulder to a gulag in Tunguska, Russia where prisoners are being used for experiments with the black oil alien virus. Meanwhile, Scully's colleague is infected with the same virus which lay dormant in a meteorite.

Director: Kim Manners | Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, William B. Davis

Votes: 2,246

8.5/10

13. The X-Files (1993– )
Episode: Elegy (1997)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.0
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Apparitions of women killed by a serial killer start appearing to people. Mulder figures they may be harbingers of death for those who see them. Scully is skeptical until she sees one. Their only lead is an autistic psychiatric patient.

Director: Jim Charleston | Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Steven M. Porter, Alex Bruhanski

Votes: 1,999

8/10

14. The X-Files (1993– )
Episode: Never Again (1997)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.8
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Mulder takes a vacation to visit Elvis' museum while sending disaffected Scully to Philly to look into some Russians with ties to UFOs. She becomes attracted to a secretly unstable young divorcee whose tattoo is telling him to kill women.

Director: Rob Bowman | Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Rodney Rowland, Jodie Foster

Votes: 2,237

8/10

15. The X-Files (1993– )
Episode: Max (1997)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.6
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Mulder and Scully continue their investigation into what really caused the airliner to crash, as the military insidiously begins to cover up the truth and even tries to murder the agents. Someone close to Scully is killed in the process.

Director: Kim Manners | Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, Joe Spano

Votes: 2,049

8/10

16. The X-Files (1993– )
Episode: Tempus Fugit (1997)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.6
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While investigating the unexplained crash of a commercial airliner the agents' search for answers leads to the bottom of a desolate lake and a startling discovery involving Mulder's alien abductee friend Max (from season 1).

Director: Rob Bowman | Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Joe Spano, Tom O'Brien

Votes: 2,084

8/10

17. The X-Files (1993– )
Episode: Unruhe (1996)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.3
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Photos of a hellish sight from the mind of a psychopath who abducts women and lobotomizes them makes Mulder realize that the man has the ability of psychic photography. Scully is skeptical until she appears on a photo as the next victim.

Director: Rob Bowman | Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Walter Marsh

Votes: 2,312

8/10

18. The X-Files (1993– )
Episode: Kaddish (1997)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.2
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After a Jewish man was murdered in a Jewish community, his killers are found murdered too. Mulder and Scully have to determine whether someone is extracting vengeance or larger forces are at work.

Director: Kim Manners | Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Justine Miceli, David Groh

Votes: 2,048

8/10

19. The X-Files (1993– )
Episode: Synchrony (1997)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.9
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A mysterious old man is killing scientists working on the development of a cryobiologic compound. He freezes them to death with this same compound that doesn't even exist yet.

Director: Jim Charleston | Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Joseph Fuqua, Susan Lee Hoffman

Votes: 1,951

8/10

20. The X-Files (1993– )
Episode: Terma (1996)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

8.5
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Mulder tries to stop a Russian supersoldier from destroying the site in North America where the black oil virus can be excavated. Scully is jailed after she refuses to reveal Mulder's whereabouts at a Senate subcommittee hearing.

Director: Rob Bowman | Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, William B. Davis

Votes: 2,144

7.5/10

21. The X-Files (1993– )
Episode: Unrequited (1997)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.5
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An embittered Vietnam War veteran who can apparently somehow make himself invisible to everyone around him is murdering military officials. In order to attempt to stop him, Mulder and Scully must first uncover his motives.

Director: Michael Lange | Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, Peter LaCroix

Votes: 1,980

7.5/10

22. The X-Files (1993– )
Episode: El Mundo Gira (1997)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.9
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Desperate illegal immigrant dubbed El Chupacabra who can't speak any English becomes patient zero for a possibly alien infection and goes on the run from ICE, the FBI and his own brother who blames him for the death of his girlfriend.

Director: Tucker Gates | Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, Rubén Blades

Votes: 2,009

7.5/10

23. The X-Files (1993– )
Episode: Teliko (1996)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.9
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Mulder believes a creature from an African folktale may be responsible for the disappearance of several black men in the Philadelphia area.

Director: Jim Charleston | Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, Carl Lumbly

Votes: 2,084

7.5/10

24. The X-Files (1993– )
Episode: Sanguinarium (1996)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.5
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Patients undergoing cosmetic surgery die horrible deaths at the hands of doctors possessed by witchcraft.

Director: Kim Manners | Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Richard Beymer, O-Lan Jones

Votes: 2,128

7.5/10