Favourite Doctors From Doctor Who


The Top Ten

1 10th Doctor 10th Doctor

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 - GordonRamsay

I love the 10th Doctor.

10 will always be my Doctor. Perfect mix of goofy, angry, serious and dark. Allons-y!

This doctor is just amazing!

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2 11th Doctor 11th Doctor

Always my doctor

I believe the first Doctor you've seen is your favorite Doctor, and compared to the people who watch & like the show that I know, it's true.

The best one

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.

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3 12th Doctor 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.

He's the doctor. He represents doctor who.

Capaldi was a very good choice as the 12th Doctor, but it was the show's writing at that point in time that let him down. - kaisietoo

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.

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4 4th Doctor 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.

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.

Matt & David are/were great... But Tom was the greatest. If Patrick had been in color and not mostly erased?

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5 9th Doctor 9th Doctor

My favourite has always been quite a close call between either Ecceleston 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 Twelth 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

He bought it back

My favorite 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.

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6 3rd Doctor 3rd Doctor


Should be 2nd.

Great personality and AWESOME COAT, my goodness.

One of the best by far

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7 7th Doctor 7th Doctor

He is just my favourite doctor! It's as simple as that.

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.

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

Good Acting. that's all

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8 1st Doctor 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

I don't think this guy should get noticed just for being number 1
he is not very interesting or special - Retroman64

9 8th Doctor 8th Doctor

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. - kaisietoo

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 like him because he looks like Bilbo Baggins + Professor Snape!
Am I right?

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10 2nd Doctor 2nd Doctor

Two is certainly my favourite with Eleven slightly behind!

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.

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.

My favorite Doctor by far, followed by 4, 7, 12, and 9 in that order. It bugs me that so many people are voting here who don't know a thing about pre-2005 Doctor Who.

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The Contenders

11 5th Doctor 5th Doctor

Peter Davison totally rocked!

He looks like my friend, tony,

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

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

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12 War Doctor War 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.

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

Really? I can't speak for Doctor 1-8, but he should be higher! - Icegirl119

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13 6th Doctor 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.

Easily my favorite Doctor. While his stories may have been awful, Colin himself was an amazing actor, and the big finish audios really let him shine. - Mangocave

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14 13th Doctor 13th Doctor

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

Lol I see the future and I know he will be amazing!

What if he sucks? What if she's a girl? We won't know until it happens. - LarkwingFlight

15 David Bradley


16 The Curator
17 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. - mediocre_doctor

18 Metacrisis Doctor

Shouldn't be on here since he is not a real doctor - Retroman64

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

19 The Shalka Doctor
20 Peter Cushing Peter Cushing
21 Dream Lord
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