The X-Files (1993 - 2018)


The X-Files (1993 - 2018)

AVERAGE TOMATOMETER

74%
71%

Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.

AVERAGE AUDIENCE SCORE

80%

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.
Creator: Chris Carter

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Seasons

78%
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

75%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.

1999, FOX, 22 episodes

80%
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

David Duchovny
as Fox Mulder
Gillian Anderson
as Dana Scully
Robert Patrick
as John Doggett
Annabeth Gish
as Monica Reyes
William B. Davis
as Cigarette Smoking Man
Mimi Rogers
as Diana Fowley
Mitch Pileggi
as Walter Skinner