The X-Files (1993 - 2018)


The X-Files

75%

Avg Tomatometer

85%

Avg Audience Score

Series Info

'The truth is out there,' and FBI agents Scully and Mulder seek it in this sci-fi phenomenon about their quest to explain the seemingly unexplainable. Their strange cases include UFO sightings, alien abductions and just about anything else paranormal. The tales were spooky and well-written, but the long-running cult favorite's strength was a gallery of intriguing (when they weren't just enigmatic) characters, and the dynamic---and intense bond---between believer Mulder and skeptic Scully.

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Seasons

77%
Critics Consensus: Though it may not make many new believers, The X-Files' return to business as usual is a refreshing upgrade from the show's underwhelming previous outing.

2018, FOX, 10 episodes

64%
Critics Consensus: Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny's chemistry remains intact, but overall, The X-Files revival lacks the creative spark necessary to sustain the initial rush of nostalgia.

2016, FOX, 6 episodes

22%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.

2001, FOX, 20 episodes

67%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.

2000, FOX, 21 episodes

78%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.

1999, FOX, 22 episodes

83%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.

1998, FOX, 22 episodes

67%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.

1997, FOX, 20 episodes

100%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.

1996, FOX, 24 episodes

88%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.

1995, FOX, 24 episodes

88%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.

1994, FOX, 25 episodes

93%
Critics Consensus: A serious approach to its premise helps establish The X-Files as a sci-fi procedural with a genuinely creepy twist -- and a thrilling drama that avoids devolving into pure camp.

1993, FOX, 24 episodes

Cast & Crew

Gillian Anderson
FBI Special Agent Dana Scully
David Duchovny
FBI Special Agent Fox Mulder
Mitch Pileggi
Asst. Dir. Walter Skinner
Robert Patrick
Special Agent John Doggett
Annabeth Gish
Agent Monica Reyes
James Pickens Jr.
Asst. Dir. Alvin Kersh
William B. Davis
Cigarette Smoking Man
Jerry Hardin
Deep Throat
Steven Williams
Mr. X
Nicholas Lea
Agent Alex Krycek
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