Doctor Who - Revived Series Episodes Ranked

by TheFilmFreak1 | created - 08 Jul 2014 | updated - 4 days ago | Public

No Doctor Who episode is without it's charm, but for a show that is known for experimentation and general insanity, its inevitable that some episodes end up being pretty poor.

Note: This list also ranks one or two mini-episodes that are of particular significance.

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1. Doctor Who (2005– )
Episode: Midnight (2008)

TV-PG | 45 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

As part of a well-deserved holiday, the Doctor takes a tour on a planet called Midnight. Little does he know that something is knocking on the walls, although the planet shouldn't be inhabited. Soon the passengers begin to panic when one of them is possessed.

Director: Alice Troughton | Stars: David Tennant, Catherine Tate, Billie Piper, Rakie Ayola

Votes: 5,883

10/10

2. Doctor Who (2005– )
Episode: The Girl in the Fireplace (2006)

TV-PG | 45 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

The Doctor, Mickey and Rose land on a spaceship in the 51st century only to find 18th century Versailles on board, the time of Madame De Pompadour! To find out what's going on the Doctor must enter Versailles and save Madame De Popmpadour but it turns into an emotional roller coaster for the Doctor.

Director: Euros Lyn | Stars: David Tennant, Billie Piper, Noel Clarke, Sophia Myles

Votes: 7,904

10/10

3. Doctor Who (2005– )
Episode: The Girl Who Waited (2011)

TV-PG | 47 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

Amy is trapped in a quarantine facility where time moves faster than in reality, while the Doctor is confined to the TARDIS. Can Rory save his wife in time?

Director: Nick Hurran | Stars: Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill, Josie Taylor

Votes: 4,135

10/10

4. Doctor Who (2005– )
Episode: Blink (2007)

TV-PG | 45 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

Sally Sparrow receives a cryptic message from the Doctor about a mysterious new enemy species that is after the TARDIS.

Director: Hettie Macdonald | Stars: David Tennant, Freema Agyeman, Carey Mulligan, Lucy Gaskell

Votes: 15,430

10/10

5. Doctor Who (2005– )
Episode: Listen (2014)

TV-PG | 47 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

When ghosts of past and future crowd into their lives, The Doctor and Clara are thrown into an adventure that takes them to the very end of the universe.

Director: Douglas Mackinnon | Stars: Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Samuel Anderson, Remi Gooding

Votes: 5,997

10/10

6. Doctor Who (2005– )
Episode: Amy's Choice (2010)

TV-PG | 45 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

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.

Director: Catherine Morshead | Stars: Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill, Toby Jones

Votes: 4,383

10/10

7. Doctor Who (2005– )
Episode: A Christmas Carol (2010)

TV-PG | 62 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

A space liner, with a large number of passengers aboard, is in difficulties while flying through the atmosphere of an unknown planet. Amy and Rory have been spending some time on board in ... See full summary »

Director: Toby Haynes | Stars: Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill, Michael Gambon

Votes: 5,282

10/10

8. Doctor Who (2005– )
Episode: Extremis (2017)

TV-PG | 48 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

The Haereticum holds an ancient book known only as The Veritas. Throughout history, anyone who has ever read it has immediately taken their own life. When a new translation is online, ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Nettheim | Stars: Peter Capaldi, Pearl Mackie, Matt Lucas, Michelle Gomez

Votes: 2,618

10/10

9. Doctor Who (2005– )
Episode: The Name of the Doctor (2013)

TV-PG | 44 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

The Doctor's friends are being kidnapped, which leads him to the fields of Trenzalore, where his greatest secret will be revealed and Clara's mystery will be solved.

Director: Saul Metzstein | Stars: Matt Smith, Jenna Coleman, Alex Kingston, Richard E. Grant

Votes: 5,698

10/10

10. Doctor Who (2005– )
Episode: Heaven Sent (2015)

TV-PG | 55 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

Trapped in a world unlike any other he has seen, the Doctor faces the greatest challenge of his many lives. One final test. And he must face it alone...

Director: Rachel Talalay | Stars: Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Jami Reid-Quarrell

Votes: 7,469

10/10

11. Doctor Who (2005– )
Episode: Human Nature (2007)

TV-PG | 45 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

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.

Director: Charlie Palmer | Stars: David Tennant, Freema Agyeman, Jessica Hynes, Rebekah Staton

Votes: 5,359

10/10

12. Doctor Who (2005– )
Episode: The Family of Blood (2007)

TV-PG | 45 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

The Doctor must deal with the repercussions of his decision to become human, as The Family Of Blood unveil themselves...

Director: Charlie Palmer | Stars: David Tennant, Freema Agyeman, Jessica Hynes, Rebekah Staton

Votes: 5,968

10/10

13. Doctor Who (2005– )
Episode: Face the Raven (2015)

TV-PG | 46 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

The Doctor and Clara are called back to earth when Rigsy discovers a strange tattoo on the back of his neck that appears to be counting down to zero. Their investigation leads them to a hidden street in the middle of London, the discovery that Rigsy has been issued a death sentence, and one of them facing the choice of having to make the ultimate sacrifice; to face the Raven!

Director: Justin Molotnikov | Stars: Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Maisie Williams, Joivan Wade

Votes: 3,780

10/10

14. Doctor Who (2005– )
Episode: Silence in the Library (2008)

TV-PG | 43 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

The Doctor and Donna join a group of archaeologists at a 51st century library. What caused the library to become abandoned? What are the Nodes? And what links the library to one little girl... See full summary »

Director: Euros Lyn | Stars: David Tennant, Catherine Tate, Alex Kingston, Colin Salmon

Votes: 6,405

9/10

15. Doctor Who (2005– )
Episode: Forest of the Dead (2008)

TV-PG | 45 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

With the library darkening, the Doctor takes on the Vashta Nerada while figuring out what links River Song to his future. Meanwhile, Donna finds out the mystery of Dr. Moon and the Girl.

Director: Euros Lyn | Stars: David Tennant, Catherine Tate, Alex Kingston, Colin Salmon

Votes: 6,692

9/10

16. Doctor Who (2005– )
Episode: Turn Left (2008)

TV-PG | 49 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

What would happen if Donna never met the Doctor? How would Earth handle the Racnoss, the falling Titanic or the Sontarans? Aided by a familiar blonde time traveler, Donna corrects the alternate time line from happening.

Director: Graeme Harper | Stars: David Tennant, Catherine Tate, Billie Piper, Bernard Cribbins

Votes: 4,946

9/10

17. Doctor Who (2005– )
Episode: The Wedding of River Song (2011)

TV-PG | 46 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

April 22nd, 2011; 5:02pm. Having finally accepted his fate the Doctor travels to Lake Silencio for his final day. But one woman refuses to let time take its course.

Director: Jeremy Webb | Stars: Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill, Alex Kingston

Votes: 4,488

9/10

18. Doctor Who (2005– )
Episode: The Pyramid at the End of the World (2017)

TV-PG | 46 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

A 5,000-year-old pyramid appears overnight, baffling everyone including the Doctor.

Director: Daniel Nettheim | Stars: Peter Capaldi, Pearl Mackie, Matt Lucas, Togo Igawa

Votes: 2,176

9/10

19. Doctor Who (2005– )
Episode: Doomsday (2006)

TV-PG | 45 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

Earth becomes a battleground for the Daleks and the Cybermen. With the whole planet at stake and the Genesis Ark activated, how much will the Doctor sacrifice in order to end the war?

Director: Graeme Harper | Stars: David Tennant, Billie Piper, Camille Coduri, Noel Clarke

Votes: 6,334

9/10

20. Doctor Who (2005– )
Episode: The Time of Angels (2010)

TV-PG | 42 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

The Doctor and Amy emerge from the TARDIS to find the wreck of the Byzantium spaceship. Down below the Weeping Angels are stirring, but the Doctor has someone else to contend with; none other than the mysterious Professor River Song.

Director: Adam Smith | Stars: Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Alex Kingston, Simon Dutton

Votes: 4,869

9/10

21. Doctor Who (2005– )
Episode: Asylum of the Daleks (2012)

TV-PG | 49 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

The Doctor, along with Amy and Rory who are headed for divorce, are kidnapped by the Daleks. They find themselves before the Dalek Parliament and the Doctor is quite surprised when he ... See full summary »

Director: Nick Hurran | Stars: Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill, Jenna Coleman

Votes: 5,334

9/10

22. Doctor Who (2005– )
Episode: The Pandorica Opens (2010)

TV-PG | 49 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

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.

Director: Toby Haynes | Stars: Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Alex Kingston, Arthur Darvill

Votes: 4,963

9/10

23. Doctor Who (2005– )
Episode: The Doctor Falls (2017)

TV-PG | 60 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

The Doctor makes a final stand against an army of Cybermen to protect a tiny band of humans from destruction.

Director: Rachel Talalay | Stars: Peter Capaldi, Pearl Mackie, Matt Lucas, Michelle Gomez

Votes: 2,960

9/10

24. Doctor Who (2005– )
Episode: Let's Kill Hitler (2011)

TV-PG | 49 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

The search for Melody Pond brings the Doctor and his friends to Berlin in 1938, face-to-face with Adolf Hitler, River Song and a justice-serving, shapeshifting robot.

Director: Richard Senior | Stars: Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill, Alex Kingston

Votes: 4,144

9/10

25. Doctor Who (2005– )
Episode: The Woman Who Lived (2015)

TV-PG | 45 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

England, 1651. A deadly highwayman known only as 'The Knightmare' plagues the dark streets of London, his fire-breathing accomplice by his side. There's something clearly more than human ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Bazalgette | Stars: Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Maisie Williams, Rufus Hound

Votes: 3,217

9/10

26. Doctor Who (2005– )
Episode: Day of the Moon (2011)

TV-PG | 47 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

The Doctor and his allies mount a rebellion against invaders who have been controlling humanity from the very beginning.

Directors: Toby Haynes, Julian Simpson | Stars: Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill, Alex Kingston

Votes: 4,676

9/10

27. Doctor Who (2005– )
Episode: The Doctor Dances (2005)

TV-PG | 45 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

The gas mask zombies are on the rise as the plague spreads across war-torn London.

Director: James Hawes | Stars: Christopher Eccleston, Billie Piper, Albert Valentine, Florence Hoath

Votes: 5,561

9/10

28. Doctor Who (2005– )
Episode: Last Christmas (2014)

TV-PG | 61 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

The Doctor and Clara face their Last Christmas. Trapped on an Arctic base, under attack from terrifying creatures, who are you going to call? Santa Claus!

Director: Paul Wilmshurst | Stars: Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Nick Frost, Samuel Anderson

Votes: 3,844

9/10

29. Doctor Who (2005– )
Episode: The Night of the Doctor (2013)

TV-PG | 7 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

With the aid of the Sisterhood of Karn, the Eighth Doctor regenerates into the War Doctor.

Director: John Hayes | Stars: Paul McGann, Emma Campbell-Jones, Clare Higgins, John Hurt

Votes: 2,791

9/10

Mini-episode

30. Doctor Who (2005– )
Episode: The Crimson Horror (2013)

TV-PG | 47 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

The Doctor and Clara arrive in 19th century Yorkshire where moral crusader Mrs Gillyflower is recruiting beautiful people for her idyllic garden city. At the same time rigid corpses dyed ... See full summary »

Director: Saul Metzstein | Stars: Matt Smith, Jenna Coleman, Diana Rigg, Rachael Stirling

Votes: 3,436

9/10

31. Doctor Who (2005– )
Episode: The Vampires of Venice (2010)

TV-PG | 49 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

The Doctor and Amy cross swords in more ways than one with a horde of blood-sucking vampires in 16th century Venice.

Director: Jonny Campbell | Stars: Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill, Helen McCrory

Votes: 4,101

9/10

32. Doctor Who (2005– )
Episode: The Husbands of River Song (2015)

TV-PG | 56 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

When a crashed spaceship calls upon the Doctor for help, he finds himself recruited into River Song's squad and hurled into a chase across the galaxy.

Director: Douglas Mackinnon | Stars: Peter Capaldi, Alex Kingston, Matt Lucas, Greg Davies

Votes: 3,467

9/10

33. Doctor Who (2005– )
Episode: The Stolen Earth (2008)

TV-PG | 45 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

The return of an old enemy leaves Earth along with 26 other planets stolen from their places. As the Doctor and Donna look for the whereabouts of Earth, former companions of the Doctor assemble a resistance against the new Dalek Empire.

Director: Graeme Harper | Stars: David Tennant, Catherine Tate, Billie Piper, Freema Agyeman

Votes: 4,944

9/10

34. Doctor Who (2005– )
Episode: Flatline (2014)

TV-PG | 43 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

A problem happens with the Tardis, trapping the Doctor inside and leaving Clara to fend for herself against a two dimensional enemy.

Director: Douglas Mackinnon | Stars: Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Joivan Wade, Samuel Anderson

Votes: 3,908

9/10

35. Doctor Who (2005– )
Episode: The Satan Pit (2006)

TV-PG | 45 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

The Doctor risks his life to investigate the pit and is forced to make a terrible decision, while Rose and the crew fend for their lives against the Legion of the Beast.

Director: James Strong | Stars: David Tennant, Billie Piper, Danny Webb, Shaun Parkes

Votes: 5,151

9/10

36. Doctor Who (2005– )
Episode: Utopia (2007)

TV-PG | 45 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

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...

Director: Graeme Harper | Stars: David Tennant, Freema Agyeman, John Barrowman, Derek Jacobi

Votes: 4,788

8/10

37. Doctor Who (2005– )
Episode: The Unquiet Dead (2005)

TV-PG | 45 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

The Doctor has great expectations for his latest adventure when he and Rose join forces with Charles Dickens to investigate a mysterious plague of zombies.

Director: Euros Lyn | Stars: Christopher Eccleston, Billie Piper, Alan David, Huw Rhys

Votes: 4,856

8/10

38. Doctor Who (2005– )
Episode: Flesh and Stone (2010)

TV-PG | 43 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

The Doctor, Amy, Dr. Song and the remaining soldiers manage to escape from the crashed ship and into the forest. The Angels attempt to create a rift in time and space much as the Doctor had... See full summary »

Director: Adam Smith | Stars: Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Alex Kingston, Iain Glen

Votes: 4,394

8/10

39. Doctor Who (2005– )
Episode: The Big Bang (2010)

TV-PG | 54 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

The Pandorica opened, silence fell, and now planet Earth is left alone in the universe. Jumping through time, the doctor must figure out a way to bring back those who never were and save his friends from the collapse of reality.

Director: Toby Haynes | Stars: Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Alex Kingston, Arthur Darvill

Votes: 5,163

8/10

40. Doctor Who (2005– )
Episode: The Angels Take Manhattan (2012)

TV-PG | 44 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

The Doctor takes Amy and Rory to New York, where the Weeping Angels are waiting for them. River Song returns.

Director: Nick Hurran | Stars: Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill, Alex Kingston

Votes: 5,791

8/10

41. Doctor Who (2005– )
Episode: The Eleventh Hour (2010)

TV-PG | 65 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

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.

Director: Adam Smith | Stars: Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill, Caitlin Blackwood

Votes: 5,765

8/10

42. Doctor Who (2005– )
Episode: The Time of the Doctor (2013)

TV-PG | 61 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

The Doctor's worst enemies, The Daleks, The Cybermen, The Angels and The Silence, return, as the doctor's eleventh life comes to a close, and his twelfth life begins.

Director: Jamie Payne | Stars: Matt Smith, Jenna Coleman, Orla Brady, James Buller

Votes: 4,952

8/10

43. Doctor Who (2005– )
Episode: Dark Water (2014)

TV-PG | 47 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

In the mysterious world of the Nethersphere, plans have been drawn. Old friends and old enemies manoeuvre around the Doctor, and an impossible choice is looming over him.

Director: Rachel Talalay | Stars: Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Samuel Anderson, Michelle Gomez

Votes: 4,158

8/10

44. Doctor Who (2005– )
Episode: The Day of the Doctor (2013)

TV-PG | 77 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

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.

Director: Nick Hurran | Stars: Matt Smith, David Tennant, Christopher Eccleston, John Hurt

Votes: 15,597

8/10

45. Doctor Who (2005– )
Episode: Army of Ghosts (2006)

TV-PG | 45 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

When ghosts of loved ones appear all over the world the Doctor traces the phenomena to the Torchwood Tower, where some old friends and enemies are waiting.

Director: Graeme Harper | Stars: David Tennant, Billie Piper, Camille Coduri, Noel Clarke

Votes: 4,468

8/10

46. Doctor Who (2005– )
Episode: The Snowmen (2012)

TV-PG | 60 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

London, 1892. Snow is trying to evolve, feeding off of the nightmares of a little girl. But the Doctor has given up on saving the world. It is up to a young governess named Clara to convince him, with just one word, to save the day.

Director: Saul Metzstein | Stars: Matt Smith, Jenna Coleman, Tom Ward, Richard E. Grant

Votes: 4,746

8/10

47. Doctor Who (2005– )
Episode: Time Crash (2007)

TV-PG | 8 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

The Tenth Doctor meets one of his previous incarnations.

Director: Graeme Harper | Stars: David Tennant, Peter Davison, Freema Agyeman

Votes: 2,487

8/10

Mini-episode

48. Doctor Who (2005– )
Episode: Into the Dalek (2014)

TV-PG | 47 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

The Doctor and Clara find themselves inside of a supposedly good Dalek.

Director: Ben Wheatley | Stars: Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman, Zawe Ashton, Michael Smiley

Votes: 4,626

8/10

49. Doctor Who (2005– )
Episode: A Good Man Goes to War (2011)

TV-PG | 49 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

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 them back.

Director: Peter Hoar | Stars: Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill, Alex Kingston

Votes: 5,274

8/10