Top 10 Favourite Doctors from Doctor Who

The Top Ten
1 10th Doctor

He's probably to the resumed series what Tom Baker was to the original. He was played by a true fan of the series and he tried to put a little of all the previous 9 actors before him into his role.His Doctor was one of the most witty as well. He had quite a sense of humor and always tried to make Rose or whoever was joining him on his adventures smile. One of the most intriguing things to him is also he carries a deal of sadness and regret but prefers to bury them as best he can. Most fans of the modern series (Myself included) will say it was watching one of his stories that got them into it.

The most flawed and in many ways, most unlikeable Doctor. Yet, he was extremely complex and unhero like. Although, a self-pitying hypocritical egomaniac who rarely had control over any situation, and obsessed over Rose despite the fact that she's 19 and he's 900. I could go on about some more of his other flaws - and he only really became more flawed as his God Complex really developed over time - but regardless, this is probably one of the reasons people like him. His edge, his realism, his vulnerabilities, and his humanity. A very very interesting man.

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.

2 11th Doctor

In a lot of ways he's pretty similar to his predecessor, so he didn't take too long to adapt to. He had a weird yet amusing sense of fashion. Especially when it came to Fez hats and bow ties. The neverending saga of River Song grew monotonous throughout his era, but otherwise it was pretty fun.
One of my all-time favorite moments was when he met the Curator, who seemed more than a little familiar to him.

The Doctor that made me love Doctor Who. Alien, funny, a Macchiavellan trickster, this was the smartest Doctor debatably and was when the Doctor became the biggest (Within his own world) that he ever did. He ascended, River Song even commented on this in "A Good Man Goes to War." Plus, he had a dope soundtrack.

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.
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3 4th Doctor

Be honest now, When you hear any mention of Dr. Who, which one usually comes first to mind?
And who can honestly say it didn't blow their mind when we saw him as the curator in the 50th anniversary special? Timeless.

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.

4 12th Doctor

This one was a bit different from the last, so he took a little longer to get used to than most. It's interesting to see him revert to a more aged version as well.
He does retain his unique sense of humor at strange times. Who else would even try to fight a Sword with a spoon ("I'm the Doctor, and this is my Spoon!")?
He also showed great resistance to regenerating again. I think if the Time lords are still out there they punished him for that by forcing him to regenerate into a woman (Yes, I know it was really all in the name of P.C., which is heavily favored in England, but it's still an amusing thought).

A bit hard to get used to after the legendary Matt Smith, but an amazing Doctor nonetheless, and he surprised a lot of people (Including myself) with his dynamic though rough and nuanced personality. A good guy underneath that scar and bone.

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.

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.

5 9th Doctor

Though he had the trademark wit and charm of the Doctor, he also had a heavy burden to carry, but preferred none know about. But what little we'd hear had us wondering what did happen.
The most unfortunate part is he was unavailable for the 50th anniversary special. I'd have liked to see him meet his previous and next 2 incarnations.
he also has one of my all-time favorite lines by the Doctor, "Would you mind not farting while I'm saving the world?"

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.

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

Sometimes I feel like this doctor is overlooked but he really was a great doctor. I really wish there were more seasons with this doctor.

6 3rd Doctor

By far the second best. You probably miss the TARDIS going to other worlds for about the first half of his time, but he still had a lot of amusing adventures. He also had more charm than the first two. He was also the wittiest of the first three. The '70s was definitely the best time in the show's history, and it featured the best two Doctors.

Honestly, I like Jodie Whittaker and Christopher Eccleston better. But this man helped pave the way for classic Doctor Who to become a landmark show. Plus, it became colour.

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)

7 2nd Doctor

This one was an amusing Doctor. My favorite of his stories, "The mind robber" allows him to show his potential. You've got to laugh when he reassembles Jamie's face in the puzzle wrongly and he ends up with that new face.
His relationship with his next incarnation is also amusing. This Doctor has teamed with more of the others and more often than any other.

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.

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!

8 7th Doctor

This Doctor was a bit more back to the basics one than the headstrong and rather obnoxious previous one. He was friendlier and had some of the manners of numbers 3-5.
We have no idea really what happened to him for 6 years, but at least we were treated to a bit of him returning to the role before his regeneration. If you add the lost years for him to the few we did see him he had a pretty long life for one of his incarnations.

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.

9 1st Doctor

He's come a long way since the start. He's also to date the only Doctor to forced to regenerate for natural causes. He's been portrayed by a few people since, but of all he will always be the most important Doctor because this is the one who started it all.

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

10 8th Doctor

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.

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.

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

All the Doctors had a gimmick. Cricket was his thing. This guy is also the luckiest Doctor to date, getting to see down Peri's blouse up close as he was setting her down on the TARDIS floor(It's true. Nicola Bryant has said she noticed it then).
Sadly by the end of this guy's era the series just seemed different and you could tell the show was about past its prime.

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.

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 13th Doctor

I personally think she deserves more appreciation in this poll! While she isn't my favourite and I'd probably place her at fourth or third, she's an interesting character and had come into her own in a very iconic way. I think that she deserves more episodes and time in the series and that there's a lot more to be done if people actually write more for her. I really like this doctor and find her amusing and interesting.

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.

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.

The hilarious talking cat she's definitely a good Doctor.

14 14th Doctor
15 Fugitive Doctor
16 War Doctor
17 Unbound Doctor
18 The Curator
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