The Best Episodes Directed by Bryan Cranston

Blood Money

#1 - Blood Money

Breaking Bad Season 5 - Episode 9

As Walt and Jesse adjust to life out of the business, Hank grapples with a troubling lead.

star 8.44
11789 votes
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The Roll Over

#2 - The Roll Over

Sneaky Pete Season 1 - Episode 8

After discovering that Audrey risked BBB's future on a fraudulent investment, Marius convinces her, a reluctant Julia, and a team of his old compatriots to con back the money from the person who ripped her off. Unbeknownst to Audrey and Marius, Otto unilaterally enacts a perilous plan to save the business. Meanwhile, Katie and Brendon hold a NYC detective bound and gagged in their basement.

star 8.00
1637 votes
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#3 - Billboard

Malcolm in the Middle Season 6 - Episode 10

When Lois catches the boys vandalizing a trashy billboard for a strip club, Malcolm alters the vandalism into a women's rights protest, which sparks a colossal media circus. In no time, feminists, conservative religious groups and national new reporters descend on the scene. After Hal grants a TV interview, a woman from his past turns up at the faux protest; and Reese, inspired by the giant billboard stripper who comes to life in his dreams, gives an impassioned speech about the objectification of women.

star 7.96
472 votes
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The Old Man & the Tree

#4 - The Old Man & the Tree

Modern Family Season 5 - Episode 10

Jay and Manny set out to cut down their own Christmas tree; Gloria is on edge when her mother visits; Mitchell does last-minute shopping to find the perfect gift for Lily.

star 7.86
4220 votes
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Part Ten

#5 - Part Ten

Your Honor (US) Season 1 - Episode 10

Adam reels from new information about his mother’s death. Eugene tries to get justice for his family. Carlo’s trial comes to an end, but Michael and Adam’s secrets are dangerously unraveling.

star 7.85
1070 votes
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Seven Thirty-Seven

#6 - Seven Thirty-Seven

Breaking Bad Season 2 - Episode 1

Walt and Jesse are reminded of Tuco’s volatile nature, and try to figure a way out of their business partnership. Hank attempts to mend fences between the estranged Marie and Skyler.

star 7.84
15421 votes
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No Mas

#7 - No Mas

Breaking Bad Season 3 - Episode 1

As Walt copes with the aftermath of the plane crash and Skyler's anger, Jesse comes to a new realization. A new adversary tracks the elusive Heisenberg. Skyler seeks advice on the state of her marriage and confronts Walt.

star 7.81
13948 votes
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Stereo Store

#8 - Stereo Store

Malcolm in the Middle Season 4 - Episode 13

Jessica, a sly, 16-year-old sitter outfoxes the boys while Lois is away and Hal's busy with a second job as a whiz of a salesman.

star 7.74
571 votes
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College Recruiters

#9 - College Recruiters

Malcolm in the Middle Season 7 - Episode 12

A broke Francis gets talked into getting a real job by Dewey, but one of Francis' rocker friends decides to offer him the position of tour manager of his band instead. Back home, Hal takes over the college recruiters, which Malcolm refuses to meet with, and treats each one as a suitor. However, Hal's plans are ruined when Malcolm chooses to go Harvard.

star 7.74
499 votes
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Bride of Ida

#10 - Bride of Ida

Malcolm in the Middle Season 7 - Episode 11

Lois, Hal, and Dewey go out of town for a piano competition, so they get Ida to watch over Malcolm and Reese while they're gone. Since Ida thinks Reese needs to become a man, she comes up with a competition for Malcolm and Reese, and if Reese wins, he can take Raduca as his bride. Now, when Lois and Hal return, they're surprised to find out that Reese has run away to Las Vegas to get married.

star 7.71
546 votes
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Election Day

#11 - Election Day

Modern Family Season 3 - Episode 19

Claire’s race for town council comes to a head on Election Day as the Dunphys make phone calls for votes and Mitchell and Cameron take to the streets to campaign, while the candidate endures technical problems during some last-minute interviews.

star 7.65
5088 votes

#12 - Vegas

Malcolm in the Middle Season 5 - Episode 1

When Dewey's pet rabbit does good in a state contest, the family must travel to Las Vegas for the nationals. But Reese unknowingly sells the rabbit to a restaurant. Now it is up to Dewey (with a little help from a "choking" Reese) to try and save the rabbit. Meanwhile, Malcolm tells Hal and Lois that they embarras him, and that is why he didn't tell them he won state science honors. As a form of repayment, Malcolm gets great seats for him and Lois to see Lois' favorite singer. Lois then gets lucky and is invited backstage where all she really wants to do is figure out why Malcolm doesn't want her around. Hal, on the other hand, is looking all across Las Vegas for a slot machine that he has had dreams of winning the jackpot on. Francis is also in trouble when he gets behind on duties at the ranch, and for the first time sees that Otto isn't just a pushover for everything.

star 7.64
644 votes
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Work Bus

#13 - Work Bus

The Office (US) Season 9 - Episode 4

The staffers hit the road in a rented bus when the building is deemed unsafe. Meanwhile, Nellie reaches out to Andy for help in adopting a baby, and Jim uses pie to spread cheer to Pam.

star 7.57
2451 votes
Dewey's Special Class

#14 - Dewey's Special Class

Malcolm in the Middle Season 5 - Episode 18

Malcolm convinces Dewey to do poorly on an I.Q. test, so that he won't become a ridiculed Krelboyne student. But Dewey does so badly that he is placed in a class for the emotionally disturbed. Hal and Craig compete in a dance competition.

star 7.53
546 votes
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Malcolm's Money

#15 - Malcolm's Money

Malcolm in the Middle Season 7 - Episode 10

Malcolm receives a check for $10,000. After Hal and Lois find out, they decide to keep the money and spend it on something for themselves. However, when Dewey overhears this, he wants to get in on it, too. Now, they'll have to find a way to pay Malcolm back.

star 7.50
528 votes
Malcolm Defends Reese

#16 - Malcolm Defends Reese

Malcolm in the Middle Season 7 - Episode 9

Lois thinks the new babysitter she found for Jamie is perfect... until she starts driving Lois crazy. Meanwhile, Reese starts getting picked on by the teacher when he and Malcolm are in the same class. However, Malcolm decides to defend him.

star 7.50
572 votes
Dirty Magazine

#17 - Dirty Magazine

Malcolm in the Middle Season 5 - Episode 9

Malcolm alerts the A.C.L.U. when he encounters censorship working on the high-school literary magazine; Hal tries to flirt with the woman in his office responsible for cutbacks.

star 7.38
550 votes

#18 - Blackout

Malcolm in the Middle Season 7 - Episode 7

Francis decides to surprise the family by coming home, and the power goes out in the house. Meanwhile, it's Lois who's in the dark when Hal decides to cancel their anniversary dinner in favor of a Reese-cooked meal at home. And Malcolm ends up in hot water after he sneaks three Dutch girls into the house.

star 7.37
585 votes
Army Buddy

#19 - Army Buddy

Malcolm in the Middle Season 7 - Episode 8

When Lois finds renewed energy with orthotic inserts for her shoes, Hal fears she will not look to him for support anymore and plots to destroy the inserts. A former female army buddy of Reese's comes to their house for a visit. But she gets defensive when Reese thinks they are way more than just friends and comes intact to the idea of trying to sleep with her.

star 7.34
507 votes
Buseys Run Away

#20 - Buseys Run Away

Malcolm in the Middle Season 6 - Episode 2

The Buseys disappear after Dewey leaves the special-needs class; Hal becomes the leader of a group of brainless bodybuilders.

star 7.34
544 votes