What are the best X-Files episodes?

With a series that is deemed as one of the longest-running science fiction series in TV history, it's hard to keep track of your favorite scenes and arcs. Worry not, because we've listed the show's best episodes for binge-watchers like you!

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    #1Home

    Home

    This episode from the X-Files series is directed by Kim Manner, created by Chris Carter, and written by Glen Morgan and James Wong. It is the second episode of season 4. It aired on October 11, 1996, and scored high on IMDb reviews.

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    Raymond Keller
    Written on May 9, 2019
    "X files episodes are good but they usually have lots of plot holse. this one isnt an exception. it's confusing. Anyways, I'm a big fan of this show and i love their episodes, just wish that they don't put contradicting scenes a lot."
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    #2Bad Blood

    Bad Blood

    Bad Blood is the 12th episode of The X-Files' fifth season. The 45-minute long episode was directed by Cliff Bole, created by Chris Carter, and written by Vince Gilligan. It aired on February 22, 1998, on TV-14.

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    Rishika Gavde
    Written on May 9, 2019
    "This is a very funny episode. Probably even one of the best x-files episodes I've seen. "
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    #3Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose

    Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose

    Created by Chris Carter and written by Darin Morgan, Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose garnered positive reviews and ratings on IMDb. The 45-minute long episode was directed by David Nutter. It is the fourth episode of The X-Files' third season.

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    Shirley Yang
    Written on May 9, 2019
    "X-files episodes are ENTERTAINING AF! the use of humor to deliver something bittersweet is the best part of all! Mulder and Scully weren't in the spotlight in this ep but I totally get it. "
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    #4Beyond the Sea

    Beyond the Sea

    Beyond the Sea is the 13th episode of X-Files' 1st season. David Nutter directed the episode and it aired on January 7, 1994. Chris Carter served as the episode's creator, together with the creative minds of writers Glen Morgan and James Wong.

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    Donna Ruiz
    Written on May 9, 2019
    "The X-files episodes just keep on getting better and better! I dint imagine that Brad Dourif can pull off acting this good. The mystery element of this episode was through the roof! I never knew which side to root for cuz i'm in the dark about every EFFIN thing! It's such a gem of a show i hope to watch more of this. I really think it's one of those classic shows that will make you hooked and bingewatch.."
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    #5Darkness Falls

    Darkness Falls

    Darkness Falls is an episode from the popular TV show called The X-Files. The season 1, episode 20 was directed by Joe Napolitano and created by Chris Carter. The 44-minute episode aired in the United States of America on April 15, 1994.

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    Jonathan May
    Written on May 9, 2019
    "AMONG The X files episodes, this one didn't surprise me at all. I think the writers have a certain formula to write the scenes and dialogue and sticked to it."
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    #6Memento Mori

    Memento Mori

    Memento Mori is the 14th episode of The X-Files' season 4 which aired on February 9, 1997. The episode was directed by Rob Bowman, created by Chris Carter and written by screenwriters Vince Gilligan, John Shiban, Frank Spotnitz.

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    Benito Estrada
    Written on May 9, 2019
    "Great episode! Interesting and engaging mythology."
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    #7Jose Chung's From Outer Space

    Jose Chung's From Outer Space

    The X-Files' episode entitled Jose Chung's From Outer Space aired on April 12, 1996, in the United States. It is the 20th episode of the TV show's third season. It was directed by Rob Bowman and written by Chris Carter and Darin Morgan. 

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    Danielle Wallace
    Written on May 9, 2019
    "A big clap to this episode. The nod to star wars was a great reference. I dig the scene with the truck basket thing coming through above. The homage to Ray Harryhausen's films was greatly executed. Well- written and very well thought of. Great job!"
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    #8Pusher

    Pusher

    Pusher is an episode from the US TV show entitled The X-Files. It centers around Mulder and Scully's hunt for a murderer who can talk his victims into committing suicide. The episode was directed by Rob Bowman and aired on February 23, 1996.

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    Zhao Dong
    Written on May 9, 2019
    "I really thought the killer was using eye contact to influenece people, especially when i saw it with the judge and fbi scenes but then i saw that the killer also used manipulation over the telephone? I got lost. But overall it was very entertaining."

Summary

Best What are the best X-Files episodes
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1HomeTV Shows 20 Paid
2Bad BloodTV Shows 12 Paid
3Clyde Bruckman's Final ReposeTV Shows 7 Paid
4Beyond the SeaTV Shows 3 Paid
5Darkness FallsTV Shows 3 Paid
6Memento Mori TV Shows 2 Paid
7Jose Chung's From Outer SpaceTV Shows 2 Paid
8PusherTV Shows 1 Paid
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