The BEST YouTube shows of all time

Every YouTube show, ranked

We've compiled the average episode rating for every YouTube show to compile this list of best shows!

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10.00
28 votes

#1 - BuzzFeed Unsolved

BuzzFeed’s hit docuseries follows conspiracy theory enthusiast and paranormal pundit Ryan as he deep-dives into the mysteries surrounding the most notorious paranormal cases and unsolved crimes in history, in order to convince his dubious friend Shane that sometimes, the evidence isn’t always as it seems.

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10.00
29 votes

#2 - Every Frame a Painting

An online series of video essays about film form.

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10.00
178 votes

#3 - Plinkett Reviews

Elderly psychopath Harry S. Plinkett dissects a variety of movies using a blend of skilled film critique and surreal black comedy. All reviews are interspersed with footage of Plinkett's mentally unbalanced "extracurricular activities" which include imprisoning hookers in his basement and shootouts with the police.

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10.00
27 votes

#4 - Team Fortress 2: Meet The Team

TF2 started with nine mercenaries, each with his own distinct personality. Because they live inside a frantic multiplayer shooter, though, the only facets of those personalities people got to see were the screaming, shooting, and being-on-fire parts. Enter the Meet the Team shorts, showcasing the mercs in their off-hours - arguing with their parents, barking orders at their head collections, or just strumming a guitar by the campfire. Also they made a movie about a sandwich.

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9.73
153 votes

#5 - Salad Fingers

Salad Fingers is a strange creature that lives in a small shack in the middle of a post-apocalyptic wasteland. He is severely mentally ill, possibly as a result of its isolation.

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9.70
87 votes

#6 - CGP Grey

A one-man YouTube show where complex things are explained for your entertainment.

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9.69
191 votes

#7 - Casey Neistat Vlog

Follow the life of Casey Neistat with his daily vlogs.

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9.68
181 votes

#8 - La Vida Moderna

Radio show on Cadena Ser in Spain, that also uploads the program in Youtube. Hosted by David Broncano and with Ignatius Farray and Quequé as co-hosts. The Modern Life (La vida moderna) talks about news with a particular sense of humor.

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9.54
419 votes

#9 - TED Talks

TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. TEDTalks began as a simple attempt to share what happens at TED with the world. Under the moniker "ideas worth spreading," talks were released online. They rapidly attracted a global audience in the millions. Indeed, the reaction was so enthusiastic that the entire TED website has been reengineered around TEDTalks, with the goal of giving everyone on-demand access to the world's most inspiring voices. [TED-Ed and TEDx are separate TVDB series and should NOT be listed here.]

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9.53
415 votes

#10 - Half in the Bag

Two VCR repairmen, Mike and Jay, scam an elderly man out of his fortune by discussing movies while on the job, and occasionally go on eccentric misadventures.

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9.50
54 votes

#11 - Dragon Ball Absalon

The series begins twelve years after Goku is seen leaving on Shenron not at the end of Dragon Ball GT, and diverges entirely into its own plot from there, on an alternate timeline from the one which shows Goku Jr. fighting Vegeta Jr. at the World Martial Arts Tournament. In this series, Majuub has reached new levels of power, and has honed the techniques taught to him by Goku. We also see Gotenks finally mature, and Vegeta more powerful than ever.Each character will bring forth their own set of capabilities and purpose, winning fights and being relevant, in order to create an environment that emphasizes teamwork as well as individual worth for each character. In this series, the main set of villains are Saiyans, with abilities highly similar to the Saiyans that we are familiar with. These new Saiyans are more powerful than any threat the Z Fighters have ever faced, but after twelve years of intensive training, our heroes will not be easily defeated

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9.50
58 votes

#12 - باب الحارة

Bab Al-Hara ("The Neighbourhood's Gate") is one of the most popular television series in the Arab world. The series chronicles the daily happenings and family dramas in a neighborhood in Damascus, Syria in the inter-war period under French rule when the local population yearned for independence. The appeal is cross-generational, and viewers include Muslims, Christians, Druze and Jews from Arab countries.

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9.49
137 votes

#13 - The Filthy Frank Show

Filthy Frank and his disease ridden friends talk about various subjects and take part in multiple adventures.

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9.43
175 votes

#14 - Game Two

At Game Two we show our love for video games in a charmingly stupid way: Up-to-date game reviews, gaming news, a lot of humor and a good pinch of bashing & cardboard - whether for full-blooded gamers, casual gamers or noobs. Game Two is a gaming show, information from the gaming cosmos & comedy. Packed into three entertaining videos per week. Be there when we test games, discuss gaming news with you and once again don't take ourselves too seriously. We are the Rocket Beans. Regardless of PC, PlayStation, Xbox or Switch - in the German games scene you can't get around the Rocket Beans. Sofia, Lara Loft, Simon, Budi, Etienne and Nils are waiting for you with a gaming experience of a different kind. Since 18.11.2016, Game Two has been part of the funk offering. funk is a joint offering of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Rundfunkanstalten der Bundesrepublik Deutschland (ARD) and Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF).

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9.40
289 votes

#15 - Best of the Worst

Mike, Jay, Rich and the rest of the Red Letter Media crew brave some of the worst movies ever created by man and then pick the best of the worst.

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9.36
318 votes

#16 - Good Mythical Morning

Two "Internetainers" (Rhett & Link) go far out and do the weirdest things, giving you a daily dose of casual comedy every Monday-Friday.

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9.35
46 votes

#17 - The Great War (2014)

'The Great War' shows you the history of the First World War in the four years from 1914 to 1918, exactly 100 years ago. Our host Indy takes you back week by week and shows you what was going on in the past. Learn more about the Allies and the Central Powers, archdukes, emperors, Winston Churchill, Franz Ferdinand, Wilhelm II, soldiers, battles and of the life aside the battlefield.

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9.30
81 votes

#18 - Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Abridged Series

As the name suggests, Yu-Gi-Oh: The Abridged Series is a dramatically shortened down version of the original series, cutting each episode down from its original twenty minutes. This includes episodes in two or more parts. All characters in the series are voiced by LittleKuriboh, even the female ones, adding to the comical effect of the parody.

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9.26
152 votes

#19 - The Cinema Snob

A high-brow art critic takes a look at films below mainstream. He looks at lesser known titles in the categories of pornography, exploitation, low budget independent, and overly violent. If there's one man who can stomach tasteless trash such as these, Cinema Snob is the man for the job.

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9.22
178 votes

#20 - After Hours

Set in a late-nite diner, After Hours features four friends who come together each week to address a new pop culture-related question that is dissected and answered by the team through humor, quick-hitting dialogue and clever animations

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9.21
229 votes

#21 - Freaks!

A group of young people find themselves together after a car crash. Then, they wake up around a table, with no memories of what happened in between...

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9.21
81 votes

#22 - Film Theory

In each episode of Film Theorists’ main series, Patrick dives into a specific work and sheds light on elements that less careful consumers may have missed. Despite the channel’s title, it isn’t limited to movies; instead, Patrick is taking on all sorts of pop culture franchises, including Game of Thrones and Harry Potter.

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9.17
388 votes

#23 - Bad Living

In the fictional neighborhood of "Los Banderilleros," near the Spanish city of Seville, a group of friends are stuck their everyday "bad lives."

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9.16
55 votes

#24 - Nadie Sabe Nada

Andreu Buenafuente and Berto Romero improvise based on the questions sent to them by the spectators. A program based on the comic complicity between two friends, on personal experiences and, above all, on the most absolute ignorance.

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9.16
191 votes

#25 - What The Cut !?

Review of web videos by Antoine Daniel.

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9.16
106 votes

#26 - Government Job

The backbone of the "Državni Posao (Government Job)" are satirical talks between the three actors, the comments are reminiscent of the "stand-up" form. These are short, witty comments and observations on daily life, circumstances, socio-political situation, sports, entertainment world, their personal opinions on various topics. The main idea is to present day in a non-existent government company and three employees of thinking about daily events in it, but also about life and society in general. Topics are drawn from the daily and weekly press, for various blogs, websites, talk about movies, series, shows - radio and television. The idea is that actors humorously comment on current events, to laugh viewers and encourage them to think about them.

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9.14
813 votes

#27 - Time Team

In this popular and (literally) groundbreaking programme, Tony Robinson and a team of experts travel the country to investigate a wide range of archaeological sites of historical importance.

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9.13
304 votes

#28 - Simon's Cat

A constantly hungry domestic cat adopts different tactics to get fed by its owner.

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9.12
144 votes

#29 - Emma Approved

Emma Approved is a modernized adaptation of Emma, a novel by Jane Austen. It is a Pemberley Digital Project, a company founded by Hank Green and Bernie Su. Emma Approved is developed by Bernie Su.

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9.06
165 votes

#30 - Neebs Gaming: Battlefield Friends

Hank and Jed/Neebs Gaming present an animated comedy series that take place in the Battlefield games.

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9.03
598 votes

#31 - Run BTS!

A South Korean show by the boy group BTS. The show is all about BTS doing activities, challenges and lots more.

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9.00
80 votes

#32 - Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell

Kurzgesagt (German for «in a nutshell») is a Munich-based design studio, with a distinctive perspective on design and animation within the fields of education, science and commerce. Founded in 2012 by Philipp Dettmer & Stephan Rether, the studio engages in information design projects of all kinds. We love science, minimalism, colors and music. But most of all combining them to tell stories.

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9.00
57 votes

#33 - Rostered On

“Rostered On" is an independent Australian comedy show based around the day to day struggles of working for a faceless retail corporation known as “Electroworld”.

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9.00
28 votes

#34 - Troopers

In intergalactic war, there are heroes, villains, and then these guys. A new series from CollegeHumor.

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8.95
1343 votes

#35 - Angry Video Game Nerd

The titular Nerd character is an ill-tempered and foul-mouthed video game fanatic. He derives comic appeal from excessive and inventive use of profanity, frequent displays of explicit gestures, and heavy consumption of beer, particularly Rolling Rock or Yuengling, to "soothe the pain". A particular characteristic is his favorable comparison of extremely repulsive and painful, usually firmly scatological, acts to playing the games he reviews. Varying amounts of physical comedy are mixed into the verbal abuse.

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8.93
115 votes

#36 - re:View

Mike, Jay, Rich, Jack and Josh discuss movies they actually like.

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8.91
66 votes

#37 - Pitch Meetings

Although they have the best intentions, a movie executive and a screenwriter make terrible decisions while planning popular films.

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8.91
130 votes

#38 - Llamas with Hats

The adventurers of Carl the killer llama!

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8.90
250 votes

#39 - Carmilla

Small town girl Laura Hollis has just finally moved out to go to Silas University. When her missing roommate is replaced without explanation, Laura vows to find out what is happening on campus while she deals with her new roomy... a vampire. Based on the J. Sheridan Le Fanu novella.

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8.84
178 votes

#40 - Crash Course World History

John Green teaches you the history of the world.

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8.84
131 votes

#41 - Cardfight!! Vanguard

This story takes place a little further in the future—There are now billions of card game players in the world, to an extent where card games have become a necessity, a part of our lives.The protagonist of this story, Aichi Sendo, is a timid boy in his third year of middle school. He had been living his life looking backward rather than forward, trying not to stand out. However, he had one thing that kept him going - the Blaster Blade, a card from a card game that was given to him when he was little. That card is the reason why he begins to engage in Cardfights, something that changes his life drastically. The name of the card game is Vanguard. The game takes place in a different planet called Cray. It is a place similar to our own planet, but unlike planet Earth, Gods and Demons, Dragons and other mythical creatures still roam the land. It is also a world where both Magic and Science have advanced hand in hand. Countries with advances in different fields and cultures rule over different parts of the planet Cray. And due to a never before seen play system, it becomes popular throughout the world. Aichi, immediately attracted by Vanguard, meets friends such as Misaki Togura and Kamui Katsuragi, along with other rivals. Through friendly rivalry with them, Aichi begins to enjoy a fulfilling life. Aichi, however, has a goal: to once again battle with a Vanguard Fighter by the name of Toshiki Kai. Toshiki Kai is an aloof and cold-hearted high schooler who has outstanding abilities in the world of Vanguard. He is also the reason why Aichi started playing the game. For him, Kai is the person who saved him from his boring life and introduced him to Vanguard. In order to get better at Vanguard, Aichi puts his soul into it every day. He wishes that someday, he'll be able to battle Kai and have him recognize his worth.

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8.82
274 votes

#42 - Backdoor Brazil

A series of short comedy films.

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8.82
211 votes

#43 - Hellsing Ultimate Abridged

Hellsing Ultimate Abridged is an abridged version of the Hellsing Ultimate OVA. Most characters and plots remain relatively unchanged, though some aspects of the original series have been altered. A new episode is aired every Halloween.

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8.80
219 votes

#44 - Epic Meal Time

What you know about cooking?!

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8.78
192 votes

#45 - Marble Hornets

When a film student decides to look through the tapes of a canceled project one of his friends had directed, he discovers that the crew had been stalked by a paranormal entity known as the Operator.

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8.77
106 votes

#46 - Hey Ash, Whatcha Playin'?

Anthony and Ashly Burch are writers and game critics who enjoy videogames, surreal humor, cupcakes, and videogames. In that order. And they make surreal videos in their spare time. The videos aren't that bad.

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8.77
292 votes

#47 - The Lizzie Bennet Diaries

A modern day retelling of Pride and Prejudice, the series is told in vlog-style by Lizzie Bennet as she narrates the trials and tribulations of her family life. As in Pride and Prejudice, Lizzie's mother is all too eager to marry her and her sisters off to rich men, so when wealthy medical student Bing Lee moves into the neighborhood and woos the eldest Bennet daughter, Jane, it changes the entire dynamic of the family. It isn't long before Bing's even more wealthy friend and heir to an entertainment corporation, the mysterious Darcy, makes his way into the Bennet's lives, too.

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8.76
201 votes

#48 - F*ck, That's Delicious

A show dealing with the often rapped about dining habits of our favorite rapper, Action Bronson. This series captures Action's culinary adventures while on tour.

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8.74
97 votes

#49 - David Mitchell's Soapbox

In the hit series from the star of Peep Show, QI and That Mitchell And Webb Look, comedy genius David Mitchell vents his spleen on modern life in this award winning series of hilarious rants. No subject is off limits. David's targets include the elderly, lying politicians and Anne Robinson. And if necrophilia, the Welsh, the oddly familiar Camelopard and mysterious King Cnut are your thing, look no further. This is British comedy at its most irreverent and brilliantly observed. Have you ever worried that you're not passionate enough about sofas? How to pronounce the word "valet"? Or what to do with a half-dead mouse? Are you confused about public mastication, inflatable hover-forts or the proper etiquette when signing someone's boobs? Well fear not, David is on your side and has the answers.

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8.71
52 votes

#50 - Charlie the Unicorn

In every episode a red and a blue unicorn try to kill Charlie the Unicorn in unexpected ways.

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