The X-Files

1993 • FOX
1.2K reviews
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Season 1 episodes (24)

1 Pilot
A young FBI agent is assigned watchdog duty over a fellow agent, but finds herself drawn into his investigations of paranormal and unexplained phenomena.
2 Deep Throat
A test pilot who may have been flying aircraft made with alien technology disappears, and Mulder and Scully must defy their own government to find the truth.
3 Squeeze
Mulder and Scully search for a humanoid killer whose savage murder spree reoccurs every thirty years.
4 Conduit
Mulder becomes obsessed with solving a case that closely parallels an "encounter" he experienced as a child.
5 Jersey Devil
Mulder and Scully track a legendary creature that has roamed the New Jersey countryside for over forty years.
6 Shadows
Mulder and Scully investigate the deaths of two men believed to have been killed by a powerful psychokinetic force.
7 Ghost in the Machine
On Halloween, Mulder and Scully investigate the death of a corporate executive who may have been murdered by a thinking computer.
8 Ice
Mulder and Scully are sent to investigate when a team of genophysicists, stationed at a remote Alaskan outpost, is killed by a parasitic alien life form.
9 Space
When a space shuttle mission is sabotaged, Mulder suspects it may be the work of an evil extraterrestrial spirit that inhabits the body of a former Gemini astronaut.
10 Fallen Angel
The future of the X-Files project is jeopardized after Mulder secretly infiltrates the government cover-up of a UFO crash.
11 Eve
Mulder and Scully search for two girls who disappeared after their fathers were murdered in an identical fashion.
12 Fire
Mulder and Scully join forces with an inspector from Scotland Yard when a man with pyrokinetic powers stalks members of the British aristocracy.
13 Beyond the Sea
Scully believes that the psychic predictions of a death row inmate are the only hope in apprehending a vicious murderer.
14 Gender Bender
A religious sect member capable of changing gender becomes the prime suspect in a murder spree.
15 Lazarus
The consciousness of a dangerous criminal possesses a FBI agent who is also Scully's ex-boyfriend.
16 Young at Heart
A criminal believed to have died in prison years earlier wages a vendetta against Mulder.
17 E.B.E.
Mulder and Scully become the focus of a misinformation campaign when they attempt to trace the government's secret transport of an alien life form.
18 Miracle Man
The agents investigate a ministry led by a man whose son possesses the power to heal -- and to kill -- with a touch of his hand.
19 Shapes
The agents track a wolf-like creature linked to Native American legend.
20 Darkness Falls
A group of loggers working in a remote forest unearth thousands of deadly insect-like creatures that paralyze, then cocoon, their victims.
21 Tooms
Eugene Tooms, whom Mulder helped incarcerate, is released on parole.
22 Born Again
An eight-year old girl is the prime suspect in a series of bizarre, seemingly unrelated deaths.
23 Roland
When top scientists at an aeronautics research lab die under mysterious circumstances, the agents suspect a mentally-challenged janitor may somehow be the culprit.
24 Erlenmeyer Flask
Deep Throat tips Mulder to a critically important case involving a missing fugitive and the cloning of extraterrestrial viruses.

About this show

The X-Files is the legendary drama series about FBI special agents who investigate cases called "X-Files," involving paranormal or unexplained phenomena. The X-Files concerns all manner of unexplained phenomena, monsters and extraterrestrial life, from the bizarre to the terrifyingly commonplace, all the while defining the science fiction genre like no other series before or since.

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1.2K reviews
Noah Shepard
December 7, 2015
The X-Files is one the best TV shows to ever grace television. David Duchovny plays FBI Agent Fox Mulder and Gillian Anderson plays FBI Agent Dana Scully. Mulder is a believer of the supernatural and UFOs while Scully is person of science, who is also a doctor. The two solve cases deemed by the FBI as X-Files, unexplained crimes or circumstances that may or may not involve the supernatural. Naturally, Scully was paired with Mulder to debunk his work, but as the show goes on, she realizes the truth maybe out there. The X-Files debuted in the 1990s and became a cultural phenomenon. It lasted for 9 seasons, had 2 Theatrical Feature Films and a new miniseries with the original cast set to debut in 2016. Anderson and Duchovny are simply terrific together and are one of the best pairings in history. Words can't express how much this show influenced television forever and how good this show still is. After all these years, it holds up and if you haven't seen it yet, there is not a better time than the present. Just remember, trust no one.
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David Wolfman
August 24, 2015
This show scared the crap out of me as a kid & I loved every moment of it; still do! David Duchovny & Gillian Anderson along with the rest of the cast are a dream team with great acting. X Files has an intriguing storyline and it's THE show that set the stage for so many other paranormal horror shows that attempted to follow in the X-Files footsteps. I think the X Files far surpasses mostly anything I've seen in this genre. I got to meet Gillian Anderson at Comic-Con one year and she's a wonderful lady too
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February 9, 2018
I grew up watching X-Files from my early teens. My mom bought me every season back in the day, and I watched every episode more than once. I was excited to see new seasons. I actually liked it quite a bit. It was slightly different in ways that are hard to pin down. Overall still one of the best shows in existence.
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