The BEST Episodes of Anne of Green Gables (1985)

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jun 11, 2020

Network: CBC (CA)

Filmed amidst the spectacular scenery of Prince Edward Island, these Emmy Award-winning productions span two decades, from Anne’s struggles as an orphan in a small maritime community, to her triumphs as a young teacher and as a volunteer searching for her husband on the battlefields of Europe.

A New Beginning (1)

#1 - A New Beginning (1)

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Dec 14, 2008

Anne, now a middle-aged woman, is troubled by recent events in her life. Her husband, Gilbert, has been killed overseas as a medical doctor during World War II. Her two daughters are pre-occupied with their own young families and her adopted son Dominic has yet to return from the war. When a long-hidden secret is discovered under the floorboards at Green Gables, Anne retreats into her memories to relive her troubled early years prior to arriving as an orphan at Green Gables and being adopted by the Cuthberts. Still haunted by her early childhood, the impact of this difficult period has a far-reaching effect on this older woman, once she discovers the truth about her real parents. She begins a delicate search for her birth father. It is a journey through a past fraught with danger, uncertainty, heartache and joy.

star 9.03
34 votes
Directors: Kevin Sullivan
Writers: Kevin Sullivan, Lucy Maud Montgomery (novel)
Anne of Green Gables: The Continuing Story (1)

#2 - Anne of Green Gables: The Continuing Story (1)

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 5, 2000

Now in their twenties and with World War I looming, Anne and Gilbert move to New York to pursue Gilbert's medical career and Anne's writing career. After many unsuccessful months, they move back to Avonlea and into the midst of war. Gilbert feels pressure to join the army as a medical officer and is soon listed as missing in action. The indomitable Anne sets off to the battlefields of Europe in search of Gilbert, and helps a young French woman and her son who in danger along the way.

star 8.42
71 votes
Directors: Stefan Scaini
Writers: Kevin Sullivan, Laurie Pearson, Lucy Maud Montgomery (novel)
A New Beginning (2)

#3 - A New Beginning (2)

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Dec 14, 2008

Anne, now a middle-aged woman, is troubled by recent events in her life. Her husband, Gilbert, has been killed overseas as a medical doctor during World War II. Her two daughters are pre-occupied with their own young families and her adopted son Dominic has yet to return from the war. When a long-hidden secret is discovered under the floorboards at Green Gables, Anne retreats into her memories to relive her troubled early years prior to arriving as an orphan at Green Gables and being adopted by the Cuthberts. Still haunted by her early childhood, the impact of this difficult period has a far-reaching effect on this older woman, once she discovers the truth about her real parents. She begins a delicate search for her birth father. It is a journey through a past fraught with danger, uncertainty, heartache and joy.

star 8.40
5 votes
Anne of Avonlea (2)

#4 - Anne of Avonlea (2)

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired May 26, 1987

Anne Shirley, who is now 18, decides to remain at Green Gables and becomes a teacher at Avonlea School, putting aside her wish to become a writer to help old Marilla out. She attends her best friend Diana's wedding acting as her maid of honor, but she refuses a marriage proposal from Gilbert. Anne accepts to teach at Kingsport Ladies' College, a private and exclusive school where she'll live through challenging situations which will make her realize that she might be missing on her true happiness back at home. In the end, she returns decided to win Gilbert back

star 8.35
80 votes
Directors: Kevin Sullivan
Writers: Kevin Sullivan, Lucy Maud Montgomery (novel)
Anne of Green Gables (1)

#5 - Anne of Green Gables (1)

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Dec 1, 1985

Anne of Green Gables follows the life of an orphan called Anne Shirley from her childhood to her teenage years. At the beginning of the 20th century at Prince Edward Island, Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert, two middle aged brother and sister come to realize the need to get some help to run their Green Gables farm and decide to adopt an orphan boy. However, due to a mistake, a very special girl is sent to them. Anne's character is the opposite of Marilla's, and despite the initial decision to send the girl back, she decides to let her stay on trial. It won't take long for the girl to change Marilla's mind and make her aware that ever since Anne's arrival, their lives have changed for the best.

star 8.18
129 votes
Directors: Kevin Sullivan
Writers: Joe Wiesenfeld, Kevin Sullivan, Lucy Maud Montgomery (novel)
Anne of Green Gables (2)

#6 - Anne of Green Gables (2)

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Dec 1, 1985

Anne of Green Gables follows the life of an orphan called Anne Shirley from her childhood to her teenage years. At the beginning of the 20th century at Prince Edward Island, Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert, two middle aged brother and sister come to realize the need to get some help to run their Green Gables farm and decide to adopt an orphan boy. However, due to a mistake, a very special girl is sent to them. Anne's character is the opposite of Marilla's, and despite the initial decision to send the girl back, she decides to let her stay on trial. It won't take long for the girl to change Marilla's mind and make her aware that ever since Anne's arrival, their lives have changed for the best.

star 8.09
158 votes
Directors: Kevin Sullivan
Writers: Joe Wiesenfeld, Kevin Sullivan, Lucy Maud Montgomery (novel)
Anne of Avonlea (3)

#7 - Anne of Avonlea (3)

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Jun 2, 1987

Anne Shirley, who is now 18, decides to remain at Green Gables and becomes a teacher at Avonlea School, putting aside her wish to become a writer to help old Marilla out. She attends her best friend Diana's wedding acting as her maid of honor, but she refuses a marriage proposal from Gilbert. Anne accepts to teach at Kingsport Ladies' College, a private and exclusive school where she'll live through challenging situations which will make her realize that she might be missing on her true happiness back at home. In the end, she returns decided to win Gilbert back

star 7.68
75 votes
Directors: Kevin Sullivan
Writers: Kevin Sullivan, Lucy Maud Montgomery (novel)
Anne of Green Gables: The Continuing Story (2)

#8 - Anne of Green Gables: The Continuing Story (2)

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 6, 2000

Now in their twenties and with World War I looming, Anne and Gilbert move to New York to pursue Gilbert's medical career and Anne's writing career. After many unsuccessful months, they move back to Avonlea and into the midst of war. Gilbert feels pressure to join the army as a medical officer and is soon listed as missing in action. The indomitable Anne sets off to the battlefields of Europe in search of Gilbert, and helps a young French woman and her son who in danger along the way.

star 7.54
71 votes
Directors: Stefan Scaini
Writers: Kevin Sullivan, Laurie Pearson, Lucy Maud Montgomery (novel)
Anne of Avonlea (1)

#9 - Anne of Avonlea (1)

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired May 19, 1987

Anne Shirley, who is now 18, decides to remain at Green Gables and becomes a teacher at Avonlea School, putting aside her wish to become a writer to help old Marilla out. She attends her best friend Diana's wedding acting as her maid of honor, but she refuses a marriage proposal from Gilbert. Anne accepts to teach at Kingsport Ladies' College, a private and exclusive school where she'll live through challenging situations which will make her realize that she might be missing on her true happiness back at home. In the end, she returns decided to win Gilbert back

star 7.38
138 votes
Directors: Kevin Sullivan
Writers: Kevin Sullivan, Lucy Maud Montgomery (novel)
Anne of Avonlea (4)

#10 - Anne of Avonlea (4)

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Jun 9, 1987

Anne Shirley, who is now 18, decides to remain at Green Gables and becomes a teacher at Avonlea School, putting aside her wish to become a writer to help old Marilla out. She attends her best friend Diana's wedding acting as her maid of honor, but she refuses a marriage proposal from Gilbert. Anne accepts to teach at Kingsport Ladies' College, a private and exclusive school where she'll live through challenging situations which will make her realize that she might be missing on her true happiness back at home. In the end, she returns decided to win Gilbert back

star 7.07
103 votes
Directors: Kevin Sullivan
Writers: Kevin Sullivan, Lucy Maud Montgomery (novel)