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1. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
Episode: Ozymandias (2013)

TV-14 | 48 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Walt goes on the run. Jesse is taken hostage. Marie convinces Skyler to tell Walter, Jr. the truth.

Director: Rian Johnson | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris

Votes: 148,024

2. Game of Thrones (2011–2019)
Episode: Battle of the Bastards (2016)

TV-MA | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Jon and Sansa face Ramsay Bolton on the fields of Winterfell. Daenerys strikes back at her enemies. Theon and Yara arrive in Meereen.

Director: Miguel Sapochnik | Stars: Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, Emilia Clarke, Liam Cunningham

Votes: 199,184

3. True Detective (2014–2019)
Episode: Who Goes There (2014)

TV-MA | 56 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Martin is faced with marital problems. The search for Reggie Ledoux leads the detectives to a motorcycle gang called the Iron Crusaders, which Rust worked undercover in the past.

Director: Cary Joji Fukunaga | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson, Michelle Monaghan, Michael Potts

Votes: 26,141

4. Hannibal (2013–2015)
Episode: Mizumono (2014)

TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

Jack devises a plan to apprehend Hannibal, while Hannibal prepares for his departure. Will makes his decision, and it results in devastating consequences.

Director: David Slade | Stars: Hugh Dancy, Mads Mikkelsen, Caroline Dhavernas, Laurence Fishburne

Votes: 18,802

5. Watchmen (2019)
Episode: This Extraordinary Being (2019)

TV-MA | 61 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Deep under the influence of Nostalgia, Angela gets a firsthand account of her grandfather's journey.

Director: Stephen Williams | Stars: Regina King, Jean Smart, Don Johnson, Hong Chau

Votes: 8,565

6. The Boys (2019– )
Episode: You Found Me (2019)

TV-MA | 66 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Season Finale Time! Questions answered! Secrets revealed! Conflicts... conflicted! Characters exploded! And so much more!

Director: Eric Kripke | Stars: Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Antony Starr, Erin Moriarty

Votes: 9,955

7. Mindhunter (2017–2019)
Episode: Episode #1.10 (2017)

TV-MA | 52 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

The team cracks under the pressure from an in-house review. Holden's bold style elicits a confession but puts his career, relationships and health at risk.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany, Joe Tuttle, Duke Lafoon

Votes: 6,583

8. Money Heist (2017–2021)
Episode: Bella ciao (2017)

TV-MA | 43 min | Action, Crime, Drama

After confessing a long-held secret, Moscow loses his son's trust. A contingency plan to free Tokyo hits a snag, forcing her to improvise.

Directors: Jesús Colmenar, Alex Rodrigo | Stars: Úrsula Corberó, Itziar Ituño, Álvaro Morte, Paco Tous

Votes: 9,323

9. True Detective (2014–2019)
Episode: The Secret Fate of All Life (2014)

TV-MA | 57 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Hart and Cohle share the spoils of a solved case; Papania and Gilbough confront the detectives with troubling new intelligence.

Director: Cary Joji Fukunaga | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson, Michelle Monaghan, Michael Potts

Votes: 19,432

10. Entourage (2004–2011)
Episode: One Day in the Valley (2006)

TV-MA | 27 min | Comedy, Drama

It's Aquaman's opening day. Initial box office projections, already "Titanic"-sized, get even higher after the East Coast numbers stream in, giving everyone hope that the film has a chance ... See full summary »

Director: Julian Farino | Stars: Kevin Connolly, Adrian Grenier, Kevin Dillon, Jerry Ferrara

Votes: 1,283

11. The Punisher (2017–2019)
Episode: Roadhouse Blues (2019)

TV-MA | 53 min | Action, Crime, Drama

While driving through Michigan, Frank stops for a beer at a roadside bar. But staying out of trouble has never been his strong suit.

Director: Jim O'Hanlon | Stars: Jon Bernthal, Ben Barnes, Amber Rose Revah, Josh Stewart

Votes: 5,435

12. Fargo (2014– )
Episode: Buridan's Ass (2014)

TV-MA | 53 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Malvo executes his master plan, while Lester attempts to craft one of his own. Gus and Molly team up in Duluth.

Director: Colin Bucksey | Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Allison Tolman, Colin Hanks, Martin Freeman

Votes: 9,724

13. Lost (2004–2010)
Episode: Exodus: Part 2 (Part II) (2005)

TV-14 | 43 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

A visitor to the encampment could be a threat to Claire's son.

Director: Jack Bender | Stars: Naveen Andrews, Emilie de Ravin, Matthew Fox, Jorge Garcia

Votes: 3,269

14. Better Call Saul (2015–2022)
Episode: Bagman (2020)

TV-MA | 54 min | Crime, Drama

When a simple errand for a client goes sideways, Jimmy is pushed to the limit; Mike takes measures to contain the wrath of the cartel; Lalo gets an unexpected visitor.

Director: Vince Gilligan | Stars: Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Rhea Seehorn, Patrick Fabian

Votes: 14,678

15. Lost (2004–2010)
Episode: Man of Science, Man of Faith (2005)

TV-14 | 43 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

One of the castaways is chosen to descend into the mysterious hatch, and Shannon stumbles upon a shockingly familiar face in the jungle.

Director: Jack Bender | Stars: Naveen Andrews, Emilie de Ravin, Matthew Fox, Jorge Garcia

Votes: 6,220

16. The End of the F***ing World (2017–2019)
Episode: Episode #1.8 (2017)

TV-MA | 19 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

Eunice goes rogue, Leslie shows his true colors, and Alyssa and James plan their escape - but soon realize they're out of time.

Director: Lucy Tcherniak | Stars: Jessica Barden, Alex Lawther, Wunmi Mosaku, Gemma Whelan

Votes: 4,214

17. Lost (2004–2010)
Episode: The Constant (2008)

TV-14 | 43 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

During the helicopter ride to the ship, Desmond's consciousness begins jumping back and forth between present day 2004 and 1996. He is forced to find Daniel Faraday in 1996 in order to get answers and stop the jumps.

Director: Jack Bender | Stars: Naveen Andrews, Henry Ian Cusick, Jeremy Davies, Emilie de Ravin

Votes: 12,223

18. The Mechanism (2018– )
Episode: Fundo Falso (2018)

TV-MA | 42 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Guilhome gets assistance from a surprising source. Verena goes after João Pedro as Judge Rigo weighs a momentous decision.

Director: Marcos Prado | Stars: Enrique Diaz, Leonardo Medeiros, Carla Ribas, Antonio Saboia

Votes: 575

19. Too Old to Die Young (2019)
Episode: Volume 4: The Tower (2019)

TV-MA | 63 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Viggo brings Martin under his wing, giving him a chance to prove himself.

Director: Nicolas Winding Refn | Stars: Miles Teller, Nell Tiger Free, John Hawkes, Jena Malone

Votes: 681

20. Twin Peaks (2017)
Episode: Part 8 (2017)

TV-MA | 56 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

Gotta light?

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Kyle MacLachlan, Leslie Berger, Robert Broski, Cullen Douglas

Votes: 6,815

21. True Detective (2014–2019)
Episode: Form and Void (2014)

TV-MA | 54 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

An overlooked detail provides Hart and Cohle with an important new lead in their 17-year-old case.

Director: Cary Joji Fukunaga | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson, Michelle Monaghan, Michael Potts

Votes: 22,373

22. Californication (2007–2014)
Episode: The Apartment (2009)

TV-MA | 29 min | Comedy, Drama

A night of hedonistic abandon with one of his students and a pair of strippers ends badly when Hank is besieged by Charlie, an angry Rick Springfield, two of his other lovers, and his boss - resulting in an epic showdown.

Director: Adam Bernstein | Stars: David Duchovny, Natascha McElhone, Pamela Adlon, Madeleine Martin

Votes: 1,989

23. Broadchurch (2013–2017)
Episode: Episode #1.7 (2013)

TV-14 | 49 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Hardy knows his time is running out to solve Danny's murder - will the discovery of a vital clue finally unlock the case?

Director: James Strong | Stars: Oskar McNamara, David Tennant, Olivia Colman, Peter De Jersey

Votes: 1,998

24. Electric Dreams (2017–2018)
Episode: The Commuter (2017)

TV-MA | 48 min | Sci-Fi

Ed Jacobson (Timothy Spall), a train station employee, is alarmed to discover that a number of commuters are taking the train to a town that shouldn't exist. When he investigates for ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Harper | Stars: Timothy Spall, Anthony Boyle, Rudi Dharmalingam, Rebecca Manley

Votes: 2,811

25. Revolutionary Girl Utena (1997)
Episode: Azure Paler Than the Sky (1997)

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

Realizing the only way to defeat Utena and Anthy is with a partnership equally as strong, Rukia seeks to ally himself with Jury.

Directors: Yoshiaki Iwasaki, Kunihiko Ikuhara | Stars: Sharon Becker, Yuriko Fuchizaki, Aya Hisakawa, Tomoko Kawakami

Votes: 26

26. Beast Wars: Transformers (1996–1999)
Episode: Code of Hero (1998)

TV-Y7 | Animation, Action, Sci-Fi

When the Predacons proceed to annihilate humanity, Dinobot fights the whole Predacon army to preserve history.

Director: Bob Forward | Stars: Garry Chalk, Ian James Corlett, David Kaye, Campbell Lane

Votes: 220

27. The Legend of Korra (2012–2014)
Episode: Venom of the Red Lotus (2014)

TV-Y7 | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

After being captured and poisoned by the Red Lotus, Korra must fight to keep herself from being killed in the Avatar State, which would end the entire Avatar Cycle forever.

Director: Melchior Zwyer | Stars: Janet Varney, David Faustino, Seychelle Gabriel, P.J. Byrne

Votes: 3,409

28. Serial Experiments Lain (1998)
Episode: Ego (1998)

TV-14 | 24 min | Animation, Drama, Horror

Lain's guilt over the havoc caused by her interaction within the wired provokes her to take drastic - and irreversible - action.

Director: Ryûtarô Nakamura | Stars: Kaori Shimizu, Ryûnosuke Ôbayashi, Rei Igarashi, Ayako Kawasumi

Votes: 236

29. Boogiepop Never Laughs: Boogiepop Phantom (2000)
Episode: Pûmu pûmu (2000)

TV-14 | 25 min | Animation, Drama, Horror

Magical Poom Poom holds a balloon and travels the sky to the wondrous worlds. And, in the world of Poom Poom everything is perfect, there are no grownups and children live without pain. But... See full summary »

Director: Takashi Watanabe | Stars: Kaori Shimizu, Roxanne Beck, Anne Benkovitz, Jessica Calvello

Votes: 28

30. Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005–2008)
Episode: The Crossroads of Destiny (2006)

TV-Y7 | 25 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The heroes work together to stop Azula's destructive plans; Zuko finds companionship in an unlikely source and learns the time has come to make an imperative choice about his future.

Director: Michael Dante DiMartino | Stars: Zach Tyler Eisen, Mae Whitman, Jack De Sena, Michaela Jill Murphy

Votes: 4,625

31. Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005–2008)
Episode: Zuko Alone (2006)

TV-Y7 | 25 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

As Zuko tries to make it by in exile without his uncle, he remembers how his father became Firelord and what happened to his mother.

Director: Lauren MacMullan | Stars: Dante Basco, Grey Griffin, Mako, Gary Anthony Sturgis

Votes: 4,711

32. Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005–2008)
Episode: The Tales of Ba Sing Se (2006)

TV-Y7 | 25 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

A series of short stories covering some of the time spent by Katara, Toph, Iroh, Sokka, Aang, Zuko and Momo as they live in Ba Sing Se.

Director: Ethan Spaulding | Stars: Zach Tyler Eisen, Mae Whitman, Jack De Sena, Michaela Jill Murphy

Votes: 4,767

33. Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005–2008)
Episode: The Blue Spirit (2005)

TV-Y7 | 25 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

When Aang is captured by the Fire Nation, his only hope is a mysterious masked figure.

Director: Dave Filoni | Stars: Zach Tyler Eisen, Mae Whitman, Jack De Sena, Dante Basco

Votes: 3,930

34. The Legend of Korra (2012–2014)
Episode: The Ultimatum (2014)

TV-Y7 | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

As Ba Sing Se continues to erupt into chaos, Mako and Bolin struggle to leave the city to deliver Zaheer's message to Korra they were going to attack the Northern Air Temple.

Director: Colin Heck | Stars: Janet Varney, David Faustino, Seychelle Gabriel, P.J. Byrne

Votes: 2,700

35. The Legend of Korra (2012–2014)
Episode: Beyond the Wilds (2014)

TV-Y7 | 23 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

The spirit vines in Republic City start abducting people and it's up to Korra to figure out why.

Director: Ian Graham | Stars: Janet Varney, David Faustino, P.J. Byrne, J.K. Simmons

Votes: 1,368

36. 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: 7,634

37. 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: 8,166

38. 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: 8,137

39. Charcoal Feather Federation (2002– )
Episode: Reki's World/Prayer/Final Chapter (2002)

TV-14 | 26 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

Reki steals away in the night, but Rakka tracks her down, determined to save her tortured friend. An outburst of hurtful words from Reki brings tears to Rakka eyes, but will they be enough to make her give up hope?

Directors: Kenichiro Watanabe, Tomokazu Tokoro | Stars: Ryô Hirohashi, Junko Noda, Eri Miyajima, Fumiko Orikasa

Votes: 62

40. Daria (1997–2001)
Episode: The Misery Chick (1997)

TV-14 | 21 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

After an obnoxious local celebrity dies on a visit to Lawndale High, everyone seeks counsel from Daria about being miserable while Jane is being strangely distant.

Directors: Karen Hydendahl, Paul Sparagano, Machi Tantillo, Ray Kosarin | Stars: Alvaro J. Gonzalez, Tracy Grandstaff, Wendy Hoopes, Julian Rebolledo

Votes: 286

41. Daria (1997–2001)
Episode: Boxing Daria (2001)

TV-14 | 21 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

A large refrigerator box revives painful memories in Daria that suggest that she is a burden on her parents by being herself.

Directors: Anthony Davis, Karen Disher, Tom Marsan | Stars: Tracy Grandstaff, Wendy Hoopes, Julian Rebolledo, Russell Hankin

Votes: 287

42. Psycho-Pass (2012– )
Episode: Devil's Crossroad (2012)

TV-14 | 23 min | Animation, Action, Crime

Taking place three years prior to the series, the episode focuses on Yayoi, who was a guitarist in a band before being imprisoned in a rehabilitation facility for being a latent criminal. ... See full summary »

Directors: Itsurô Kawasaki, Naoyoshi Shiotani, Katsuyuki Motohiro | Stars: Felecia Angelle, Kinryû Arimoto, Kate Bristol, Patric Carroll

Votes: 270

43. Psycho-Pass (2012– )
Episode: The Saint's Supper (2012)

TV-14 | 23 min | Animation, Action, Crime

With a drone delivering him a Dominator, Kogami manages to outwit Senguji and kill him, although he also takes some shots in the process. Just then, Yuki is captured by Makishima, with ... See full summary »

Directors: Hirotaka Endo, Naoyoshi Shiotani, Katsuyuki Motohiro | Stars: Kinryû Arimoto, Charles C. Campbell, Terri Doty, Jason Douglas

Votes: 415

44. Steven Universe (2013–2020)
Episode: Lion 3: Straight to Video (2014)

TV-PG | 11 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Lion won't stop laying on Steven's face while he sleeps.

Director: Ian Jones-Quartey | Stars: Zach Callison, Deedee Magno, Chris Jai Alex, Dee Bradley Baker

Votes: 1,669

45. Noir (2001– )
Episode: Lost Kitten (2001)

TV-14 | 25 min | Animation, Action, Crime

On their current contract, Mireille and Kirika are thinking twice about whether to kill a ex-genocidal mass murderer when he is now using his dying breaths to help the poor and hungry.

Directors: Kôichi Mashimo, Masaki Tachibana, Hideyo Yamamoto | Stars: Houko Kuwashima, Monica Rial, Kotono Mitsuishi, Shelley Calene-Black

Votes: 33

46. Noir (2001– )
Episode: Morning Without Dawn (2001)

TV-14 | 25 min | Animation, Action, Crime