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The Best Episodes of X-Men

Every episode of X-Men ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of X-Men!

The X-Men are an elite team of mutants, genetically gifted human beings with superpowers, sworn to fight for mutant rights against hostile Government agencies, whilst at the same time protecting mankind from mutant supremacist Magneto who seeks to destroy the human race in return for the atrocities committed against mutant kind.

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The best episode of "X-Men" is "Days of Future Past (1)", rated 8.5/10 from 1051 user votes. It was directed by N/A and written by N/A. "Days of Future Past (1)" aired on 3/13/1993 and is rated 0.0 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Days of Future Past (2)".

  • Days of Future Past (1)
    8.5/10 1,051 votes

    #1 - Days of Future Past (1)

    Season 1 Episode 11 - Aired 1993-03-13

    A mutant from more than half a century into the future, named Bishop, arrives in the present, attempting to change history for the better, by stopping an X-Man from committing an assassination. But between being chased by a future breed of Sentinel, and the details of his mission being fuzzy, he's got his work cut out for him.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Days of Future Past (2)
    8.5/10 1,016 votes

    #2 - Days of Future Past (2)

    Season 1 Episode 12 - Aired 1993-03-20

    Aware of an impending assassination which will create a catastrophic future, the X-Men must deal with threats both outside and within their team.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Time Fugitives (2)
    8.3/10 782 votes

    #3 - Time Fugitives (2)

    Season 2 Episode 8 - Aired 1993-12-18

    To stablize his own timeline, Cable comes to the present to prevent Bishop from saving mutant-kind from Apocalypse's plague.

    Director: Larry Houston

    Writer: Elliot S. Maggin

  • The Phoenix Saga: Child of Light (5)
    8.3/10 684 votes

    #4 - The Phoenix Saga: Child of Light (5)

    Season 3 Episode 7 - Aired 1994-09-09

    Shi'ar Emperor D'Ken's rise to power via the M'Kraan Crystal is causing a universal implosion. The X-Men, Imperial Guard, and Starjammers find themselves overpowered and unable to stop it. Jean Grey must unleash her destiny as the host of the Phoenix, even at a most personal cost.

    Director: Larry Houston

    Writer: Mark Edward Edens

  • The Final Decision
    8.2/10 943 votes

    #5 - The Final Decision

    Season 1 Episode 13 - Aired 1993-03-27

    Prominent anti-mutant and presidential hopeful Senator Kelly is caught in a tug-of-war between Magneto's goal of mutant superiority, the X-Men's dream of peaceful co-existance between mutants and humans, and the mutant-hunting Sentinel robots' goals of global domination.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Mark Edward Edens

  • The Dark Phoenix: The Dark Phoenix (3)
    8.2/10 626 votes

    #6 - The Dark Phoenix: The Dark Phoenix (3)

    Season 3 Episode 13 - Aired 1994-11-19

    As the Dark Phoenix grows increasingly hostile, even destroying an entire star system, the X-Men struggle to figure out a way to stop her without harming their teammate Jean Grey.

    Director: Larry Houston

    Writer: Larry Parr

  • The Dark Phoenix: The Fate of the Phoenix (4)
    8.2/10 628 votes

    #7 - The Dark Phoenix: The Fate of the Phoenix (4)

    Season 3 Episode 14 - Aired 1994-11-26

    The X-Men face the Shi'ar Imperial Guard in a trial by combat to spare the life of Jean Grey, though even they begin to question the safety of the universe as long as the Dark Phoenix remains alive inside her.

    Director: Larry Houston

    Writer: Brooks Wachtel

  • One Man's Worth (2)
    8.2/10 576 votes

    #8 - One Man's Worth (2)

    Season 4 Episode 2 - Aired 1995-09-16

    Bishop, Shard, and the alternate-present versions of Wolverine & Storm, will have one more chance to save Xavier from being killed before he founded the X-Men... if they can survive the alternate-future ruled entirely unopposed by Mastermold.

    Director: Larry Houston, Fred Miller

    Writer: Gary Greenfield

  • Beyond Good and Evil (4)
    8.2/10 595 votes

    #9 - Beyond Good and Evil (4)

    Season 4 Episode 11 - Aired 1995-11-25

    Two of Apocalypse's former evil allies, the captive Wolverine, the loose cannon Cable, and the exiled Bishop, come together to free the kidnapped psychics and save reality from being rewritten.

    Director: Larry Houston, Fred Miller

    Writer: Dean Stefan

  • Graduation Day
    8.2/10 573 votes

    #10 - Graduation Day

    Season 5 Episode 14 - Aired 1997-09-20

    At a Mutant/Human Relations Summit, Henry Peter Gyrich attacks.

    Director: Larry Houston, Fred Miller

    Writer: N/A

  • Time Fugitives (1)
    8.1/10 785 votes

    #11 - Time Fugitives (1)

    Season 2 Episode 7 - Aired 1993-12-11

    Bishop returns from the future to again attempt to fix his world, this time trying to stop a plague from infecting mutants. But his noble actions lead to a far greater tragedy.

    Director: Larry Houston

    Writer: Michael Edens

  • One Man's Worth (1)
    8.1/10 580 votes

    #12 - One Man's Worth (1)

    Season 4 Episode 1 - Aired 1995-09-09

    Bishop & Shard recruit Wolverine & Storm for a time travel mission to save Professor Xavier's life. Except they're from the parallel timeline where he died before founding the X-Men, a world where humans and mutants are in a constant war with one another. Not only do they pair lack a connection to him, but correcting history may put an end to their marriage.

    Director: Larry Houston, Fred Miller

    Writer: Richard Mueller

  • Beyond Good and Evil (2)
    8.1/10 559 votes

    #13 - Beyond Good and Evil (2)

    Season 4 Episode 9 - Aired 1995-11-11

    When Oracle, the psychic member of the Imperial Guard is kidnapped by Apocalypse, Professor Xavier deduces his scheme involves capturing mutants with telepathic abilities. The X-Men are split up to track them down before the villains can, which puts Wolverine & Shard in the middle of a scuffle between Archangel and a ninja named Psylocke.

    Director: Larry Houston, Fred Miller

    Writer: Jan Strnad

  • Till Death Do Us Part (2)
    8.0/10 830 votes

    #14 - Till Death Do Us Part (2)

    Season 2 Episode 2 - Aired 1993-10-30

    As Morph's seeking of revenge on the X-Men begins to run into some snags, Cyclops & Jean Grey get their Honeymoon cut short by the machinations of Mister Sinister and the Nasty Boys.

    Director: Larry Houston

    Writer: Michael Edens

  • Weapon X, Lies, and Video Tape
    8.0/10 575 votes

    #15 - Weapon X, Lies, and Video Tape

    Season 3 Episode 19 - Aired 1995-06-11

    A cryptic postcard unleashes a flood of maddening and painful memories in Wolverine that threaten to drive him insane. To keep his mind from being torn apart, Wolverine and Beast travel to the one location that may hold the answers to his hidden past: the ruins of the top-secret Weapon X lab where Wolverine's bones were laced with adamantium. There he encounters other former 'test subjects'—Sabretooth, Maverick and Silver Fox—who are suffering similar mental breakdowns. Later they find out that many of their memories were implanted, and their true memories are destroyed with the lab.

    Director: Larry Houston

    Writer: Steven Melching, David McDermott

  • Beyond Good and Evil (1)
    8.0/10 576 votes

    #16 - Beyond Good and Evil (1)

    Season 4 Episode 8 - Aired 1995-11-04

    Apocalypse steals Cable's computer in the year 3999, allowing him to time travel to the past, where he schemes to bring an end to his struggle against inferior mutants once and for all. This leads to Bishop becoming trapped amid the timestream, and brings

    Director: Larry Houston, Fred Miller

    Writer: Steve Cuden

  • Beyond Good and Evil (3)
    8.0/10 552 votes

    #17 - Beyond Good and Evil (3)

    Season 4 Episode 10 - Aired 1995-11-18

    After swiping the government's own time machine, Cable ends up recruiting the X-Men on his mission to destroy Apocalypse's source of immortality at its creation.

    Director: Larry Houston, Fred Miller

    Writer: Michael Edens

  • Come the Apocalypse
    7.9/10 996 votes

    #18 - Come the Apocalypse

    Season 1 Episode 10 - Aired 1993-03-06

    An ancient and immensely powerful mutant, known as Apocalypse, creates four Horsemen to help usher in a new world where survival of the fittest reigns.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: Michael Edens

  • Beauty & the Beast
    7.9/10 732 votes

    #19 - Beauty & the Beast

    Season 2 Episode 10 - Aired 1994-01-15

    Beast falls in love with his patient, a blind woman named Carly, and though the feelings are mutual, her mutant-hating father and anti-mutant sentiment drive a split between the pair. Meanwhile, Wolverine seeks to take down the Friends of Humanity from the inside out.

    Director: Larry Houston

    Writer: Stephanie Mathison

  • Reunion (2)
    7.9/10 707 votes

    #20 - Reunion (2)

    Season 2 Episode 13 - Aired 1994-02-19

    The X-Men find themselves powerless in the Savage Land, and become fodder for Mr. Sinister's experiments. It's up to Wolverine and Ka-Zar to initiate a rescue.

    Director: Larry Houston

    Writer: Michael Edens

  • The Phoenix Saga: Cry of the Banshee  (3)
    7.9/10 659 votes

    #21 - The Phoenix Saga: Cry of the Banshee (3)

    Season 3 Episode 5 - Aired 1994-09-07

    Professor Xavier's claims of the capture of his alien soulmate Lilandra by Juggernaut and Black Tom Cassidy are met with skepticism.

    Director: Larry Houston

    Writer: Michael Edens

  • The Dark Phoenix: The Inner Circle (2)
    7.9/10 620 votes

    #22 - The Dark Phoenix: The Inner Circle (2)

    Season 3 Episode 12 - Aired 1994-11-12

    The Circle Club makes the Phoenix-controlled Jean Grey their new Queen, but finds two factors opposing it: her mental bond with Cyclops, and the presumed-dead Wolverine stalking after them.

    Director: Larry Houston

    Writer: Steven Levy

  • Nightcrawler
    7.9/10 631 votes

    #23 - Nightcrawler

    Season 3 Episode 18 - Aired 1995-05-13

    Gambit, Rogue, and Wolverine take a ski trip in Germany. While Gambit and Rogue seem to be enjoying themselves, Wolverine is restless, and longs for some action. When he hears reports of a demon hiding in a local monastery, his investigation reveals not a demon, but a mutant, Nightcrawler, whose devilish appearance is in stark contrast to his peaceful and deeply philosophical nature. Later the townsfolk attack and burn the monastery. The X-Men convince the townsfolk not to fear what they do not understand, Wolverine, too, learns something about the nature of faith.

    Director: Larry Houston

    Writer: Len Uhley

  • Till Death Do Us Part (1)
    7.8/10 862 votes

    #24 - Till Death Do Us Part (1)

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 1993-10-23

    The X-Men are divided and conquered, by none other than a friend they had thought dead.

    Director: Larry Houston

    Writer: Mark Edward Edens

  • A Rogue's Tale
    7.8/10 758 votes

    #25 - A Rogue's Tale

    Season 2 Episode 9 - Aired 1994-01-08

    Haunted by visions of a strange woman, Rogue must come to grips with the dark secrets of her past prior to joining the X-Men.

    Director: Larry Houston

    Writer: Robert N. Skir, Marty Isenberg