Best Doctor Who Episodes

August 2, 2015 - This list contains the top ten best Doctor Who episodes from 1963-2012. Don't agree with the list? Vote for an existing item you think should be ranked higher or if you are a logged in, add a new item for others to vote on or create your own version of this list.

The Top Ten

This was such an amazing, suspense filled episode!
Favourite monster, the weeping angels, amazing episode and will always be my favourite I think
Its not even a question.
[Newest]Very nerve racking and suspenseful. Made me scream every time when sally's boy-partner (nightingale) blinked and the angel popped up in front of him.

2The Day of the Doctor
Oh, come on. I know it's new but david tenant and matt smith are the best.
Tennant and Smith were awesome together. John Hurt worked well with them too! Great story!


So happy that nearly all the cast of Merlin are haven sen in doctor who!

3The End of Time
David Tennant made me love Doctor Who and he is now my favorite actor and celebrity crush. I had a crying meltdown when he said "I don't want to go." In my brain I said to myself, "I don't want you to, either! " This was a very heart-breaking episode, but it definitely was the best!
When the Tenth said, "I don't want to go", I knew the greatest Doctor of all time was gone, and nothing could bring him back, except for a 50th anniversary special! But now he is gone :'(
This was heart breaking, entertaining and suspenseful. Easily one of the best episodes

4Vincent and the Doctor
Hard to beat the emotional impact of the episode. Seeing the painting through Pond's eyes at the very end was truly touching. It also made foe a good starting point on a discussion about mental illness with my boys.
Blink is overrated, this need's more attention.
My favorite episode. Makes me cry every time I watch it!
[Newest]So far Blink is my favorite episode of Davids

5The Eleventh Hour
I thought Matt was absolutely brilliant in this one! Even though I was sad to see David go, Matt stole my heart in his first episode.
I was crying.. I am very easily moved by things but this episode is one of few that made me want to watch it over and over again, very tragic but amazingly preformed. Go matt smith!

6Army of Ghosts / Doomsday

7Human Nature
Best episode of the best T.V. show ever.

8The Girl In the Fireplace
This is the most heartbreaking episode.
This is such a meaningful, deep story.
I had a tear at the end...
Thinking about it, this episode reminded me of the most heart-wrenching experience of my life To the Moon.

9Silence in the Library / Forest of the Dead
THE best episode. It was exceptional. We had the suspense leaving us clutching the edge of our seats, the bit of scariness that added more flavor, the creepiness that made it so amazing. We had the best doctor, the best companion (Donna) AND River Song which made it even better. The Vashda Narada took advantage fear many of us have and gave us an impossible, nerve wracking enemy. The bit with Cal gave it that extra mile, it used was frighteningly close to the world we have and the world of doctor who. To think that the real world was not real and the dream world was made it so interesting. BEST EPISODE EVER!
When Dona was in the face thing (white platform that looked like a spoon) I screamed and hid behind my pillow. It was very scary and suspenseful but made the episode a whole lot better. The tension that was building was a good tension, what you want to get out of watching a good show. Amazing!
This is the first place we see River and get her ripped away. It was terribly sad the second time I went back and watched it. That fourth season was just great and maybe Cal was Clara.

10The Empty Child / The Doctor Dances
Literally in love with this episode, not only does it give off the perfect eerie tone but it also all fits together amazingly in the end. Not to mention how much I love how they made the Empty Child act (: it totally fit the story
When I watched this it was the most nerve racking besides blink. The gas masks stuck to there faces made it a whole lot scarier. This episode was amazing and made me want to go back and watch it again.

The Contenders

11Turn Left
This episode was amazing in every way! Definitely the best Doctor-lite episode I have seen, usually episodes which are focused mainly on a companion can be slightly boring but this episode is so slick and mind-boggling that you just want to keep watching! Definitely one of Catherine Tate's best episodes!
This should be at the top, it's my favourite by far, and Hello Rose comes back, well for a while anyway.
That was awesome I also like the part were the dead dr drops his sonic screwdriver

12City of Death
Awesome episode, stands the test of time and holds up perfectly!
I hate how so much of this list is biased towards NuWho. Put this higher!
Phenomonal story. Oh it's a classic everyone knows it is. Berilliant location filming in Paris. wonderful and funny perfromances, brillaint and strong storyline and the nasty Scaroth, last of the Jagaroth! This is my favourite Doctor who episode.


13Utopia/The Sound of Drums/The Last of the Time Lords
What? This is a terrible episode! Well, Utopia was good but the final two parts are way too slow and the few ideas that exist there are terrible.
The master dies or does he dun dun dun!
A thrilling story, both Derek Jacobi and John Simm make a chilling master and the performances made by the whole cast is superb

14A Good Man Goes to War
It was awesome, sad and more awesome
This episode was an awesome intro to Team Vastra, who everyone admits to liking! Madame Kovarian, The Headless and Dorium in one wonderful episode! All set on an asteroid! The twists and turns had me on the edge of my seat.

15The Caves of Androzani
Always been my favourite. But can everyone stop calling Doctor Who stories "episodes"? Most of these stories actually have several episodes...
Such a fantastic episode. Always Number 1 for me.

A great shame that it was followed by one of the worst Doctor Who episodes ever made.
This episode is number 1 in the top 200 and I have to admit, this episode is very good

16The Stolen Earth / Journey's End
I wonder why this one isn't higher up! It was so amazing. All of the amazing characters who return, the twisting plot line, and the very very very emotional ending scenes. It was so sad, so emotional, so exiting, and just so perfect. I think Tennant did an amazing job- one of the best performances I've seen. I loved these episodes- it wasn't the happiest. but I think it had some of the most meaning.

17Horror of Fang Rock
This story is so depressing, but it has a strong plot and I never lose my attention. Plus, the mystery behind the aliens are frighting!

18The Deadly Assassin
Awesome episode plus the first time the doctor doesn't have a companion
This episode contains thrill, adventure and murder which a Doctor Who episode should rightfully have

19The Robots of Death
This episode is a classic Whodunnit, it is the least expected person and the robots are very scary
This may have been the best if they named it... well NOT Robots of Death.

20The Angels Take Manhattan
The angels will never be more spooky than here and amys farewell is great

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