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1. The X Files (1998)

PG-13 | 121 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

60 Metascore

Mulder and Scully must fight the government in a conspiracy and find the truth about an alien colonization of Earth.

Director: Rob Bowman | Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, John Neville, William B. Davis

Votes: 92,469 | Gross: $83.90M

2. The X Files: I Want to Believe (2008)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

47 Metascore

Mulder and Scully are called back to duty by the FBI when a former priest claims to be receiving psychic visions pertaining to a kidnapped agent.

Director: Chris Carter | Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Billy Connolly, Amanda Peet

Votes: 83,159 | Gross: $20.98M

3. The X-Files (1993– )
Episode: Fearful Symmetry (1995)

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

In a small town in Idaho, a man is killed by what seems to be an invisible elephant. Mulder's investigation into the local zoo, its owners and a local animal rights group uncovers evidence of insidious alien experiments.

Director: James Whitmore Jr. | Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Jayne Atkinson, Lance Guest

Votes: 2,508

4. The X-Files (1993– )
Episode: Død Kalm (1995)

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

The crew of a US military ship that went missing in the Norwegian Sea is found dead from what seems to be rapid aging. Thinking it's another Philadelphia Experiment, Mulder boards the ghost ship along with Scully and a local skipper.

Director: Rob Bowman | Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, John Savage, David Cubitt

Votes: 2,567

5. The X-Files (1993– )
Episode: End Game (1995)

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

Mulder is forced to make an impossible choice, when the alien bounty hunter gives him an ultimatum - Scully's life for Samantha's.

Director: Rob Bowman | Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Steven Williams, Peter Donat

Votes: 2,792

6. The X-Files (1993– )
Episode: F. Emasculata (1995)

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

As Scully investigates the spread of a deadly contagion at a prison, Mulder tracks down two escaped convicts infected with the disease.

Director: Rob Bowman | Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Charles Martin Smith, Dean Norris

Votes: 2,533

7. The X-Files (1993– )
Episode: Anasazi (1995)

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

Mulder receives an encrypted computer disk containing the defense department's top secret files on extraterrestrial life and becomes a target. Scully takes him to a Navajo family that unearthed a buried secret to decipher the disk.

Director: R.W. Goodwin | Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Peter Donat, Floyd 'Red Crow' Westerman

Votes: 3,158

8. The X-Files (1993– )
Episode: The Blessing Way (1995)

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

A furious pursuit of Agent Mulder is underway, and more importantly, the government wants the data tape he carried. Agent Scully, against all odds, searches to uncover his whereabouts, persisting that he is alive when all others deny it.

Director: R.W. Goodwin | Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, Peter Donat

Votes: 2,705

9. The X-Files (1993– )
Episode: Paper Clip (1995)

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

As a government hit squad closes in on the agents, Mulder searches for clues about his father's involvement in a top secret project.

Director: Rob Bowman | Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, Walter Gotell

Votes: 2,914

10. The X-Files (1993– )
Episode: Nisei (1995)

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

An "alien autopsy" videotape and a murder spark Mulder's search for a strange creature. Scully looks for information about her disappearance.

Director: David Nutter | Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, Stephen McHattie

Votes: 2,499

11. The X-Files (1993– )
Episode: 731 (1995)

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

Mulder becomes trapped aboard a train rigged with an explosive device. Scully searches for the truth behind the government's secret experiments.

Director: Rob Bowman | Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Stephen McHattie, William B. Davis

Votes: 2,533

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

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

After a serial killer, who claims to have killed people under the influence of a demon, is arrested, the murders continue. Meanwhile Mulder, who believes that the demon might have picked someone new, goes neck-deep in the investigation.

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

Votes: 2,364

13. The X-Files (1993– )
Episode: Piper Maru (1996)

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

The agents investigate the mystery surrounding a sunken World War II aircraft.

Director: Rob Bowman | Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, Robert Clothier

Votes: 2,450

14. The X-Files (1993– )
Episode: Apocrypha (1996)

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

Mulder uncovers clues about a cover-up involving an alien entity and a sunken World War II aircraft. Scully pursues the man who murdered her sister.

Director: Kim Manners | Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, John Neville

Votes: 2,437

15. The X-Files (1993– )
Episode: Pusher (1996)

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

A seemingly unmotivated murderer, who can apparently talk his victims into killing themselves is on the loose and it is up to Mulder and Scully to study the clues left to them by the person and capture him.

Director: Rob Bowman | Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, Robert Wisden

Votes: 2,748

16. The X-Files (1993– )
Episode: Jose Chung's 'From Outer Space' (1996)

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

Scully recounts the investigation of an alleged UFO encounter for the famous quirky author Jose Chung's latest novel. The case gives a whole new meaning to the term Rashomon effect. Chung later returns in Millennium (1996).

Director: Rob Bowman | Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Charles Nelson Reilly, William Lucking

Votes: 3,786

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

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

Skinner, depressed over the fact that his wife is divorcing him, has a one night stand with a stranger who's found murdered in the morning. Mulder tries to prove Skinner's innocence but Skinner refuses to cooperate for some reason.

Director: Jim Charleston | Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, Tom Mason

Votes: 2,294

18. The X-Files (1993– )
Episode: Wetwired (1996)

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

Mulder and Scully investigate a series of murders linked to a mysterious device that alters television signals causing paranoid hallucinations. One of them falls victim to it.

Director: Rob Bowman | Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, Sheila Larken

Votes: 2,370

19. The X-Files (1993– )
Episode: Talitha Cumi (1996)

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

After his mother suffers a stroke under strange circumstances, Mulder searches for a strange, benevolent alien man that possesses miraculous healing powers.

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

Votes: 2,305

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

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

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: 2,336

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

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

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: 2,574

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

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

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: 3,259

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

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

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: 2,363

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

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

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: 2,249

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

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

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: 2,654

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

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

Mulder takes a vacation to visit Graceland while sending disaffected Scully to Philadelphia to look into 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: 2,338

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

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

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: 2,320

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

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

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

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

Votes: 2,138

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

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

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: 2,114

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

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

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: 2,064

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

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

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: 2,138

32. The X-Files (1993– )
Episode: Redux (1997)

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

Mulder accesses a facility that may hold a cure for Scully's illness. Scully performs an experiment in hopes of determining the origin of the disease.

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

Votes: 2,273

33. The X-Files (1993– )
Episode: Redux II (1997)

TV-14 | 46 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Scully is hospitalized after collapsing, while Mulder receives help from a most unlikely source as he continues to search for a cure for Scully's illness.

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

Votes: 2,449

34. The X-Files (1993– )
Episode: Unusual Suspects (1997)

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

In May 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.

Director: Kim Manners | Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Richard Belzer, Signy Coleman

Votes: 2,350

35. The X-Files (1993– )
Episode: Detour (1997)

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

Agents Mulder and Scully investigate the disappearances of several people and a boy's claims that he was attacked by an invisible creature.

Director: Brett Dowler | Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Colleen Flynn, J.C. Wendel

Votes: 2,470

36. The X-Files (1993– )
Episode: The Post-Modern Prometheus (1997)

TV-14 | 46 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

in this surreal, comical take on Frankenstein, Mulder and Scully arrive in a small rural town to investigate claims of a monster obsessed with Cher that's sedating and impregnating the local women.

Director: Chris Carter | Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, John O'Hurley, Pattie Tierce

Votes: 3,234

37. The X-Files (1993– )
Episode: Christmas Carol (1997)

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

While visiting family for Christmas at her brother's San Diego home, Scully receives a mysterious phone call that leads to the investigation of a woman's suicide and a young girl who may be the daughter of Scully's deceased sister Melissa.

Director: Peter Markle | Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Sheila Larken, Melinda McGraw

Votes: 2,011

38. The X-Files (1993– )
Episode: Emily (1997)

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

Scully deeply wants to adopt three-year-old Emily Sim, only to discover that the young girl has developed a serious illness. Mulder arrives in San Diego to help investigate what may be a sinister conspiracy behind it.

Director: Kim Manners | Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, John Pyper-Ferguson, Sheila Larken

Votes: 1,966

39. The X-Files (1993– )
Episode: Patient X (1998)

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

Mulder and Scully search for answers when separate groups of alien abductees are burned alive. They meet a woman with an implant in her neck and symptoms similar to Scully.

Director: Kim Manners | Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Nicholas Lea, Veronica Cartwright

Votes: 1,991

40. The X-Files (1993– )
Episode: The Red and the Black (1998)

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

Scully undergoes hypnosis to recall her experiences on the bridge where the group of abductees was burned alive. Krycek provides the consortium with a vaccine for the black oil and tells Mulder of the planned colonization and alien rebels.

Director: Chris Carter | Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, Nicholas Lea

Votes: 2,017

41. The X-Files (1993– )
Episode: Travelers (1998)

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

In 1990 Mulder investigates the death of a man who disappeared in 1952 before he could be charged in a series of bizarre killings. The retired agent who worked the 1952 case recounts the facts to Mulder and the connection to his father.

Director: William A. Graham | Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Fredric Lehne, Garret Dillahunt

Votes: 1,857

42. The X-Files (1993– )
Episode: The Pine Bluff Variant (1998)

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

Mulder goes undercover to infiltrate a militia group armed with a deadly pathogen and wanted for domestic terrorism. Scully becomes suspicious when Mulder lets a suspect escape but she learns that his assignment may be a suicide mission.

Director: Rob Bowman | Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, Daniel von Bargen

Votes: 1,983

43. The X-Files (1993– )
Episode: The End (1998)

TV-14 | 46 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

A government assassin is caught trying to kill child chess prodigy Gibson Praise during an international chess tournament. Mulder's old flame Agent Diana Fowley arrives to help on the case but Scully is suspicious of her.

Director: R.W. Goodwin | Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, Nicholas Lea

Votes: 2,193

44. The X-Files (1993– )
Episode: The Beginning (1998)

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

After the events of The X Files (1998) movie, Mulder and Scully's new boss, Kersh, assigns agents Spender and Fowley to work on the X-Files instead of them. Ignoring this, Mulder takes Scully on a hunt for a rampaging alien.

Director: Kim Manners | Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, William B. Davis, Chris Owens

Votes: 2,082

45. The X-Files (1993– )
Episode: Drive (1998)

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

A man tormented by a piercing sound that will make his brain explode unless he drives west as fast as possible takes Mulder hostage to driver him, while Scully tries to find the cause of this affliction that also killed the man's wife.

Director: Rob Bowman | Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Bryan Cranston, Michael O'Neill

Votes: 2,410

46. The X-Files (1993– )
Episode: Triangle (1998)

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

Mulder boards the wreck of a legendary missing WWII ship that suddenly appeared in the Bermuda Triangle. The ship turns out to be a time portal. Now Scully must use all of her wits to try and get the unwilling FBI to help her save him.

Director: Chris Carter | Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, William B. Davis, Chris Owens

Votes: 2,857

47. The X-Files (1993– )
Episode: Dreamland (1998)

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

An anonymous tip finally brings Mulder and Scully to the mecca of all UFO lore, Area 51. But when the agents witness the flight of a mysterious craft there, Mulder and one of the Men in Black, Fletcher, somehow switch bodies - and lives.

Director: Rob Bowman | Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Michael McKean, John Mahon

Votes: 2,551

48. The X-Files (1993– )
Episode: Dreamland II (1998)

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

Scully begins to suspect that her partner's strange behavior is more than it appears to be, while Mulder fights to return his life to normal before it's too late.

Director: Michael W. Watkins | Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Michael McKean, John Mahon

Votes: 2,410

49. The X-Files (1993– )
Episode: Triangle (1998)

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

Mulder boards the wreck of a legendary missing WWII ship that suddenly appeared in the Bermuda Triangle. The ship turns out to be a time portal. Now Scully must use all of her wits to try and get the unwilling FBI to help her save him.

Director: Chris Carter | Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, William B. Davis, Chris Owens

Votes: 2,857

50. The X-Files (1993– )
Episode: S.R. 819 (1999)

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

When Skinner is infected with an unknown disease and receives a mysterious phone call telling him he has 24 hours to live, Scully and Mulder rush to find a cure and those responsible.

Director: Daniel Sackheim | Stars: David Duchovny,