Favourite Doctors From Doctor Who

The Top Ten

1 10th Doctor

The only sad thing is how he spent most of his first (full) episode in bed. Well that and the fact that we didn't get to see more of him. I could've watched 20 more seasons of him and never gotten bored.

I'll try not to bring up that he's so good-looking because that's literally nothing to do with why I voted for 10 out of all these Doctors. I feel like 10 portrays the emotions and connects with the fans more than any other Doctor. I'm not saying the others don't express the emotions, I'm just saying, I think 10 did it to the point where on some level, we could emotionally relate. We all know Rose and him were in love, and after losing her, he seemed depressed but did his best not to show it and not to let it interfere with his work and everything he did. Although he was slightly annoying with Martha, as all he did was bring up Rose, this just shows how attached he was to her and he didn't bring her up too often, which is critical because if he did it would've made the show so dry and dull. 10 displays his sadness in the same way we do, but he also tries hiding it like we do, feels anger like we do, and I think he's the most human out of all of them. 11 is a good Doctor but I honestly ...more

He is by far the best doctor ever. Love how he is fearless (in a way) and never fails to see the bright side of things. Equipped with his famous sonic screwdriver, the tenth doctor is ready for any situation. His companions- Rose Tyler, Donna Noble and many more, add excitement and action to the show. In my opinion, the hilarious, genius sort of tenth doctor ha s the most entertaining personality and appearance in Doctor Who history. Apart from fighting against villains (who obviously stand no chance against the Doctor), there is also a romantic kind of edge to the show. The tenth doctor is unbeatable- with his brilliant mind and witty quick thinking, the tenth doctor certainly deserves to be first in this list.

I loved David Tennant as the Doctor I wish he hadn't left. He always acted like he was the Doctor and said everything in such an amazing voice. Nobody can beat him.

2 11th Doctor

First doctor I watched. I don't really like Sci-fi or anything like that (The aliens are too scary for me XD) but I saw a small clip of one of his episodes and was just so intrigued by his personality that I watched the whole episode, and the next, and the one after that!

He made great speeches and stands up against his most dangerous foes, getting them to back down even when he ADMITS he doesn't have a plan.

Eleven was amazing. He was my first Doctor and I really do love him. If I had a chance I would like be the companion of the eleventh I guess I would feel more comfortable with him.

I like to think The Doctor as a human. I mean every regeneration (or incarnation -sorry for broken English I'm still learning) of him. Nine was a little serious because he was blaming himself for the Time War. And ten was smart, cheerful and sad inside. Because he is the man who regrets. And eleven was also funny but when he gets sad he wasn't hiding it (not as much as ten anyway) he lived a his life as much as he can. But we all realized that he is a little bit childish (more than what's the point of being grown up if you can't be childish sometimes) I think the reason he isn't the man who forgets. He is just trying to forget, he tried to move on.

My first Doctor was the wonderful 8, then the complex and brooding 9. After that came the disappointing and inconsistent 10th Doctor, followed by this funny guy. Now, I have seen the majority of Classic Who and all of Modern Who, and to me, this is the quintessential Doctor.
Silly, clumsy, but with a loving set of hearts and a small sliver of ice betwixt them. He became the Doctor, even from his very first scene. Matt Smith showed an extremely adept skill at widely swinging from one emotion to the next on a dime, a skill which the writers loved utilizing. Speaking of writers, the 11th Doctor just had better material than the 9th or 10th Doctors (whose series had a lot of garbage in them), with the ever-brilliant Moffat taking the helm from the mostly-mediocre Russel T. Davies. Kinda sad though; David Tennant is one of my favorite actors, yet he was a terrible Doctor. Matt Smith is, for the foreseeable future, the definitive Doctor of Doctor Who's revival.
In all honesty though, ...more

3 4th Doctor

Far too low. He is the doctor. He is the one many other to shows use. From his scarf and hat and his jelly babies and bohemian hair. His attitude and sheer brilliance as an actor makes him the best doctor. Matt and David are good although I would swap them around. But Tom is the best and the most iconic doctor and I have noticed that he is falling low on a lot if the ranking doctors list, and I can't see why since he is the doctor. He should be number 1 I have no idea why he is not.

A genuine eccentric playing an alien eccentric, a perfect fit! He lived and breathed the role and is one of those actors who dominate every scene, even if they aren't speaking.

The only reason why Tim maker's doctor sent #1 is the same reason why all of the doctor's from classic who are so low we have idiots voting for the newer doctor's who haven't seen a single episode of the classic series. 4 Should be at the top while 3 and 2 are all way to low.

For God's sake, he's Tom Baker, the Fourth Doctor. He made scarfs popular, saved the Universe in style and gave me an addiction to jelly babies. There are no other Doctors that can compare to Doctor no. 4, period.

4 12th Doctor

HE WAS THE BEST. He was thematically and theatrical as classic era doctors, but also entertaining as modern doctors. In series 8, he had the darkest personality. I remember when I watched Listen, I was like: "Wow, we almost forgot that character is not a netflix movie hero, he's a 2000+ years old time traveller who suffered from war and eternal solitude. And we've never felt it so clearly before." In the next series, we watched the doctor accepts his past and his new body, then he became the funniest and coolest space dad ever...
And not to mention about Peter Capaldi's talent, he was literally out of this world... Just go watch The Zygon Inversion speech and the whole Heaven Sent monologues again and change your mind.

This should really only be a mix-up between the 11th and 12th Doctors. They are very different, mainly in that while Matt Smith was able to display a whole range of emotions over a short period of time, Peter Capaldi conveys emotions with depth and complexity over time.
Which is the better method depends upon the stories being told; luckily, both Doctors were gifted with writers that understood both these aspects. This means, unlike the Sixth or Tenth Doctors, these two are credibly consistent.
I definitely considered voting for the Twelfth Doctor, but I can't ignore that the Eleventh is just more fun to watch. Don't count Capaldi out yet, however; he's an acting powerhouse with an air of flair, and he's only gotten more fun with Series 9. Here's hoping for another excellent series in 2016.

For me my favourite has always been a close call between Capaldi and Tennant. Both embody everything I love about the doctor. But for me Capaldi has the edge.

This doctor is awesome! After Matty and Dave, I never thought there could be a better doctor. But this man plays the part equally as brilliantly. He is, in my opinion, the most badass of all of them, and he is great. My personal favorite line from him was in deep breath, when he said "I'm Scottish now, I can complain about things! "

5 9th Doctor

This doctor is barely noticed, it's always the 10th or 11th doctor. He was the first one to meet Rose, sacrificed himself for Rose MANY times, and face it, that little line right at the last episode he was in before they kissed, is so cute. :3 "I think you need a doctor.."

"Rickey the idiot" is what he always called Mickey, and when Captian Jack was complaining about him being the only one single, the doctor winked and said, "You'll have to buy me a drink, first! "

There's so many words for this doctor I can't even say them all, non-the-less, this is my by FAR most favorite doctor.

My favourite has always been quite a close call between either Eccleston or Tennant; at the end of the day I do think that my favourite was Tennant, but I had to place my vote for Eccelston because I really can't believe he's only fifth ranking here. I totally get how the tenth and fourth Doctors rank higher than the ninth, but I personally think it's crazy that the Eleventh and Twelfth are ahead of him.

Matt Smith was a great Doctor but for me the show went downhill after Season 5, not because of him but because of what I see as poor story-writing which turned the show almost too "kiddy". I know the show has always been aimed at a wide age group ranging from children to adults, but the majority of Matt Smith's episodes seemed to aim too closely at the child audience and even turned the Doctor himself into a overly child-friendly character. As for Capaldi, I haven't yet seen all of his episodes so I guess my judgement here isn't entirely fair, but he also seems like a ...more

This doctor (Eccleston) had so much gravitas, passion and hurt in the way he reacted to the stuff around him----enough for a viewer to believe just how old he was and what he had gone through by the time he was in his 9th regeneration. It takes a LOT of authenticity to capture the hearts of a jaded audience after a failed reboot before 2005. This is my first and favourite doctor hands down even though I have a soft spot for Troughton, Baker, and Tennant

This guy is funny, serious and amazing all at the same time! The best part about him is his expressions and reactions! About his accent..."even my planet has a north"

6 3rd Doctor

Grounded for half his life, but he nevertheless prevailed and made a life for himself in a situation no other Doctor has ever faced.

Has anyone noticed he has a SNAKE TATOO on his arm? What was the time lord court thinking when they gave him that appearance?!. The first doctor I ever saw. Funny, clever, brave, and... XDXDXD scared of needles! (Silurian episode)

This is the first doctor I watched and still after many years he is still my favourite time lord

I like his opening, when you see his creepy smile

7 1st Doctor

If we didn't have a 1st Doctor, Doctor Who would not be on our screens today. The 1st Doctor brought the series to life!

Respect the 1st dr he started the series without him we would be WORTHLESS

The second doctor is to creepy

Who?

8 7th Doctor

Initially started out as this endearing, buffoonish type character. However, thanks to the "Cartmel master plan", he was given more depth, becoming the "chess master", and "Time's Champion."His relationship with Ace was great. There was the paternal, caring side of it, but he was also willing to manipulate her into self improvement. 7 also has wonderful quirks, such as playing the spoons, and rolling his "r's". Sylvester McCoy's Doctor is seriously underrated by many, and it's such a shame. He will always be my Doctor.

My favorite classic Doctor! Just watch Rememberance of the Daleks, and you'll see what I mean. And come on, Ace is awesome with him! Love you #7!

His laughable exterior masks a darker, more manipulative self. Just watch "Survival" and you'll think so too.

A master manipulator who always WANTED to protect his companions but had to take the bigger picture.

9 2nd Doctor

Troughton's Doctor was so influential; his Doctor was rebellious and mischievous and more of a best friend to his companions than father figure as the First Doctor had been. The way in which Troughton played the part rewrote the rule book on The Doctor - every actor since has copied elements of his portrayal, from his mad eccentricities to his sense of fun and adventure. This was the era where we first see the sonic screwdriver, UNIT and The Doctor's love of Jelly Babies.

The 4th is actually my favourite, but I think he’s high enough, so I went for the 2nd.
I can bet a few pounds that if most stories weren’t missing, Two would probably be my favourite of the bunch!

Patrick Troughton is the doctor that convinced people that the idea of regeneration would work! He was fantastic, funny, and THE doctor. Plus, he had Jamie. It's a shame that most of his episodes are missing, I think more people would appreciate him if they just saw his impact.

Troughton should be way higher, he's super cool, his episodes are awesome, Tomb of the Cybermen and The War Games are classics. he's super likable. a lot of his work is missing but he is truly great. a lot of modern doctors like Tennant and Smith borrow traits from Troughton. If this was my list id rank Troughton in the top 5

10 8th Doctor

His novel adventures gave him a tragic but compelling struggle against destiny, and his audios gave McGann a chance to show what he could have done if he'd had more time.

Okay, the T.V. movie was a complete disgrace to this incarnation of the Time Lord, but the Big Finish audio stories give him more of a personality and show us what this Doctor did between the events of that catastrophe and the Time War.

Seriously, avoid the T.V. movie and listen to the Big Finish audio dramas, they're amazing and give a better perspective on this incarnation of the Time Lord.

I think Paul as an actor was not a bad choice to play the Doctor, but unfortunately the movie he was in was an absolute flop and something that Whovians tend to seperate themselves from.

The Contenders

11 5th Doctor

I think 5th is 100% the best. He is funny, endearing, serious, has great companions like nyssa and just has his delightfully dotty personality only rivalled by 11th. Also his daughter played Jenny in the doctors daughter and is married to David tennant. How can you argue with that?

Woo we woo.

He was brilliant, and had the hardest job of following Tom baker. Plus, he rocks the celery

He should be higher in this list. At least ranked fifth best.

Good Doctor, but I thought he had too many companions.

12 6th Doctor

The Sixth Doctor is unfairly overlooked for really rather ridiculous reasons. While the quality of some (not all) of his scripts may have been poor (especially his very first story, which honestly does deserve its reputation), Colin Baker himself puts forth an amazing, theatrical performance that is absolutely wonderful to watch - more so than even Tom Baker himself, I'd say! His audio dramas also happen to be some of the best stories Doctor Who has to offer, both in performance and plot. Easily my favorite Doctor.

Colin Baker is clearly the Doctor from my childhood who made me yearn for more Who every time the end credits started to role. I loved his overall arc on television, and in the audio adventures. It would have been great to see him in that blue coat. If anything I recommend listening to "old Sixie" with Evelyn by the wonderful Big Finish group!

If the concept of a "darker Doctor" was handled better, and if he had better stories and better costumes, he may have very well been the best Doctor of all time.

He's underrated. Clearly the best Doctor of the 1980's (Tom Baker doesn't count). If you don't like his episodes, listen to his Big Finish, they're great!

13 War Doctor

His audios had a dramatic storyline that I wish could have been developed further.

"War Doctor"? Like the doctor that pressed the button in Day of the Doctor?...

He should be higher up he's awesome. Really wish he had a whole season.

Would have liked watching him for a whole season. RIP John Hurt.

14 13th Doctor

I haven't gotten to her seasons yet but from what I've seen (parts of youtube videos) She seem pretty good. Not the best but still good

I'm not sure about the 'Timeless Child' storyline as it stands, but the Thirteenth is an excellent character that I look forward to seeing developed further.

Yes, she isn’t my favourite. My order is 10 11 9 13 12 but why is she below the war doctor who was only in 1 episode. Yes her season wasn’t the best and she doesn’t have as much depth as everyone else but 12 was rubbish in his first season. Her doctor is a likeable incarnation and her character needs more exploration. And in doctor wise (and not in writing wise) 10 was not much better than her in his first season. Give Jodie a chance.

It's because John Hurt also did audio dramas as the War Doctor which where amazing and there is a really good War Doctor book (Engines of War), plus come on its John Hurt, the man was a legend, he deserves to be higher than a fair few Doctors in my opinion.

The 13 doctor was a girl.. A GIRL! Doctor who is gonna go downhill! because the doctor is now a mother girl

15 The Curator
16 The Valeyard

Underrated version of the Doctor. Very important "incarnation" of the Doctor in Trial of a Timelord. He deserves to be two spaces up, at least.

17 Dream Lord
18 The Shalka Doctor

Never was given a chance.

19 Peter Cushing
20 Jo Martin
21 Metacrisis Doctor

He's Awesome and married rose all becuase the stupid tenth doctor wasn't man enough to do it

Shouldn't be on here since he is not a real doctor

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