Last Updated on 7 June 2024

Star Trek: The Next Generation was a TV show that ran from 1987 to 1994. It was the first live-action spin-off series from the Original Series. Here is the definitive ranked list of all 176 episodes.

I found 18 different lists of the “best” or “favorite” episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation. Then I averaged them in Excel to create this master ranked list of every episode. See my Methodology page for the research process that was used, including links to all 18 lists that were averaged. Here is the full ranked list. Links all go to the Star Trek TNG Fandom website.

  1. The Best of Both Worlds: Part 1 (S03 E26)
  2. The Inner Light (S05 E25)
  3. The Best of Both Worlds: Part 2 (S04 E01)
  4. All Good Things… (S07 E25)
  5. Yesterday’s Enterprise (S03 E15)
  6. The Measure of a Man (S02 E09)
  7. Tapestry (S06 E15)
  8. Darmok (S05 E02)
  9. Chain of Command, Part II (S06 E11)
  10. Chain of Command, Part I (S06 E10)
  11. Cause and Effect (S05 E18)
  12. I, Borg (S05 E23)
  13. Lower Decks (S07 E15)
  14. Family (S04 E02)
  15. The Offspring (S03 E16)
  16. The Pegasus (S07 E12)
  17. The Drumhead (S04 E21)
  18. The Defector (S03 E10)
  19. Redemption II (S05 E01)
  20. Parallels (S07 E11)
  21. Q Who (S02 E16)
  22. The Wounded (S04 E12)
  23. Unification II (S05 E08)
  24. Reunion (S04 E07)
  25. Timescape (S06 E25)
  26. Sins of the Father (S03 E17)
  27. Redemption (S04 E26)
  28. Unification I (S05 E07)
  29. Data’s Day (S04 E11)
  30. Ship in a Bottle (S06 E12)
  31. Relics (S06 E04)
  32. The Next Phase (S05 E24)
  33. The First Duty (S05 E19)
  34. Deja Q (S03 E13)
  35. Who Watches the Watchers (S03 E04)
  36. Conundrum (S05 E14)
  37. Starship Mine (S06 E18)
  38. Face of the Enemy (S06 E15)
  39. Time’s Arrow (S05 E26)
  40. Ensign Ro (S05 E03)
  41. Gambit, Part II (S07 E05)
  42. Disaster (S05 E05)
  43. Brothers (S04 E03)
  44. First Contact (S04 E15)
  45. Conspiracy (S01 E25)
  46. Descent (S06 E26)
  47. Elementary, Dear Data (S02 E03)
  48. Gambit, Part I (S07 E04)
  49. Sarek (S03 E23)
  50. Time’s Arrow, Part II (S06 E01)
  51. The Enemy (S03 E07)
  52. Descent, Part II (S07 E01)
  53. The Most Toys (S03 E22)
  54. Encounter at Farpoint (S01 E01)
  55. The Hunted (S03 E11)
  56. Thine Own Self (S7 E16)
  57. The Chase (S06 E20)
  58. Phantasms (S07 E06)
  59. Clues (S04 E14)
  60. Preemptive Strike (S07 E24)
  61. Booby Trap (S03 E06)
  62. A Matter of Honor (S02 E08)
  63. Future Imperfect (S04 E08)
  64. Peak Performance (S02 E21)
  65. Contagion (S02 E11)
  66. Frame of Mind (S06 E21)
  67. Genesis (S07 E19)
  68. The Nth Degree (S04 E19)
  69. The Game (S05 E06)
  70. Datalore (S01 E13)
  71. Attached (S07 E08)
  72. The Ensigns of Command (S03 E02)
  73. Remember Me (S04 E05)
  74. Power Play (S05 E15)
  75. Birthright, Part I (S06 E16)
  76. Lessons (S06 E19)
  77. Second Chances (S06 E24)
  78. Birthright, Part II (S06 E17)
  79. Allegiance (S03 E18)
  80. The Emissary (S02 E20)
  81. True Q (S06 E06)
  82. The Mind’s Eye (S04 E24)
  83. The Survivors (S03 E03)
  84. A Matter of Time (S05 E09)
  85. Qpid (S04 E20)
  86. A Fistful of Datas (S06 E08)
  87. Captain’s Holiday (S03 E19)
  88. Time Squared (S02 E13)
  89. The High Ground (S03 E12)
  90. Rascals (S06 E07)
  91. Inheritance (S07 E10)
  92. Devil’s Due (S04 E13)
  93. The Quality of Life (S06 E09)
  94. Rightful Heir (S06 E23)
  95. Realm of Fear (S06 E02)
  96. Night Terrors (S04 E17)
  97. Schisms (S06 E05)
  98. The Battle (S01 E09)
  99. Ethics (S05 E16)
  100. Where No One Has Gone Before (S01 E06)
  101. Hollow Pursuits (S03 E21)
  102. Legacy (S04 E06)
  103. The Arsenal of Freedom (S01 E21)
  104. The Neutral Zone (S01 E26)
  105. Transfigurations (S03 E25)
  106. The Masterpiece Society (S05 E13)
  107. Hero Worship (S05 E11)
  108. Ménage à Troi (S03 E24)
  109. Final Mission (S04 E09)
  110. 11001001 (S01 E15)
  111. Suspicions (S06 E22)
  112. In Theory (S04 E25)
  113. Tin Man (S03 E20)
  114. A Matter of Perspective (S03 E14)
  115. Hide and Q (S01 E10)
  116. The Bonding (S03 E05)
  117. Evolution (S03 E01)
  118. Home Soil (S01 E18)
  119. The Perfect Mate (S05 E21)
  120. Silicon Avatar (S05 E04)
  121. Symbiosis (S01 E22)
  122. Loud as a Whisper (S02 E05)
  123. Suddenly Human (S04 E04)
  124. Dark Page (S07 E07)
  125. Eye of the Beholder (S07 E18)
  126. The Host (S04 E23)
  127. Violations (S05 E12)
  128. Firstborn (S07 E21)
  129. Liaisons (S07 E02)
  130. Half a Life (S04 E22)
  131. The Outcast (S05 E17)
  132. Homeward (S07 E13)
  133. Samaritan Snare (S02 E17)
  134. The Dauphin (S02 E10)
  135. Pen Pals (S02 E15)
  136. Bloodlines (S07 E22)
  137. The Big Goodbye (S01 E12)
  138. Identity Crisis (S04 E18)
  139. The Royale (S02 E12)
  140. Force of Nature (S07 E09)
  141. Where Silence Has Lease (S02 E02)
  142. Heart of Glory (S01 E20)
  143. The Outrageous Okona (S02 E04)
  144. Up the Long Ladder (S02 E18)
  145. Galaxy’s Child (S04 E16)
  146. The Vengeance Factor (S03 E09)
  147. The Naked Now (S01 E03)
  148. Journey’s End (S07 E20)
  149. Imaginary Friend (S05 E22)
  150. We’ll Always Have Paris (S01 E24)
  151. Manhunt (S02 E19)
  152. The Loss (S04 E10)
  153. The Price (S03 E08)
  154. Man of the People (S06 E03)
  155. Coming of Age (S01 E19)
  156. Emergence (S07 E23)
  157. Cost of Living (S05 E20)
  158. Unnatural Selection (S02 E07)
  159. The Last Outpost (S01 E05)
  160. Skin of Evil (S01 E23)
  161. The Icarus Factor (S02 E14)
  162. Haven (S01 E11)
  163. Lonely Among Us (S01 E07)
  164. Masks (S07 E17)
  165. The Schizoid Man (S02 E06)
  166. Interface (S07 E03)
  167. Angel One (S01 E14)
  168. Justice (S01 E08)
  169. When the Bough Breaks (S01 E17)
  170. The Child (S02 E01)
  171. Too Short a Season (S01 E16)
  172. New Ground (S05 E10)
  173. Sub Rosa (S07 E14)
  174. Aquiel (S06 E13)
  175. Code of Honor (S01 E04)
  176. Shades of Gray (S02 E22)