The BEST Episodes of Anne with an E

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jun 12, 2020

Network: CBC (CA)

A coming-of-age story about an outsider who, against all odds and numerous challenges, fights for love and acceptance and for her place in the world. The series centers on a young orphaned girl in the late 1890’s, who, after an abusive childhood spent in orphanages and the homes of strangers, is mistakenly sent to live with an elderly spinster and her aging brother. Over time, 13-year-old Anne will transform their lives and eventually the small town in which they live with her unique spirit, fierce intellect and brilliant imagination.

The Better Feelings of My Heart

#1 - The Better Feelings of My Heart

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 24, 2019

Anne steps into the next chapter of her life.

star 9.01
157 votes
Directors: Amanda Tapping
Writers: Moira Walley-Beckett
The Growing Good of the World

#2 - The Growing Good of the World

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 25, 2018

Anne rallies her friends to save Miss Stacy in the wake of a disastrous incident. Bash gets an unexpected gift, and Cole makes a surprising choice.

star 8.69
177 votes
Directors: Paul Fox
Writers: Moira Walley-Beckett
Memory Has as Many Moods as the Temper

#3 - Memory Has as Many Moods as the Temper

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 4, 2018

Cole accompanies the girls to Aunt Josephine's for a lavish party filled with surprises. Back at home, Marilla's health takes a worrisome turn.

star 8.60
188 votes
Directors: Anne Wheeler
Writers: Jane Maggs, Moira Walley-Beckett
What Can Stop the Determined Heart

#4 - What Can Stop the Determined Heart

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 6, 2019

Mary's continued sickness raises alarm in the Blythe/Lacroix home and throughout Avonlea, and the community must come together in new ways to respond.

star 8.49
166 votes
Directors: Anne Wheeler
Writers: Shernold Edwards
I Protest Against Any Absolute Conclusion

#5 - I Protest Against Any Absolute Conclusion

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 28, 2018

Anne faces the world with a shocking new look while the town preps for its annual Christmas pantomime. Gilbert and Bash join the Cuthberts for dinner.

star 8.40
168 votes
What We Have Been Makes Us What We Are

#6 - What We Have Been Makes Us What We Are

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 18, 2018

A brand-new teacher brings unconventional methods -- and a motorbike -- to Avonlea. Gilbert's plan to speed up his studies leaves Bash feeling lost.

star 8.38
162 votes
Directors: Paul Fox
Writers: Moira Walley-Beckett
Tightly Knotted to a Similar String

#7 - Tightly Knotted to a Similar String

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Apr 16, 2017

Anne must deal with the inevitability of womanhood when she gets her first period. At the same time, Marilla and Matthew acclimatize to parenthood and revisit moments of their youth through Anne.

star 8.36
457 votes
Directors: Patricia Rozema
Writers: Moira Walley-Beckett
I Am Fearless and Therefore Powerful

#8 - I Am Fearless and Therefore Powerful

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 20, 2019

The school kids practice for the upcoming barn dance, bringing romantic anxieties to a head. The girls are plagued with fears about marriage and motherhood.

star 8.34
167 votes
A Strong Effort of the Spirit of Good

#9 - A Strong Effort of the Spirit of Good

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 3, 2019

Anne's opinion article isn't received quite as she planned, and unforeseen consequences affect the entire town. Josie makes a brave decision.

star 8.32
144 votes
A Dense and Frightful Darkness

#10 - A Dense and Frightful Darkness

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 17, 2019

After a shocking act of violence, Oqwatnuk and Aluk call upon the Cuthberts for help. Anne is forced to confront harsh truths. Gilbert makes a decision about his future.

star 8.31
137 votes
Wherever You Are Is My Home

#11 - Wherever You Are Is My Home

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 30, 2017

On the verge of losing the farm, the Cuthberts must do whatever it takes to save it. Anne is reminded of the strength of friendship and love.

star 8.30
404 votes
Directors: Amanda Tapping
Writers: Moira Walley-Beckett
I Am No Bird, and No Net Ensnares Me

#12 - I Am No Bird, and No Net Ensnares Me

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 26, 2017

Hoping all is not lost, Matthew races to catch up with Anne while Marilla anxiously hopes and waits for their return to Green Gables.

star 8.26
536 votes
Directors: Helen Shaver
Writers: Moira Walley-Beckett
But What Is So Headstrong as Youth?

#13 - But What Is So Headstrong as Youth?

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 2, 2017

Anne is excited to begin school and make friends, but is unprepared for the bullying that occurs when she doesn’t fit in.

star 8.25
500 votes
Writers: Moira Walley-Beckett
Your Will Shall Decide Your Destiny

#14 - Your Will Shall Decide Your Destiny

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 19, 2017

When a miscommunication brings a girl to Green Gables instead of a boy, Marilla and Matthew are faced with a life-changing decision.

star 8.24
670 votes
Directors: Niki Caro
Writers: Moira Walley-Beckett
Great and Sudden Change

#15 - Great and Sudden Change

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 10, 2019

Ka'kwet hatches a plan. Anne and the students take the Queen's entrance exams. Aunt Josephine visits and brings a devious scheme.

star 8.23
141 votes
Directors: Amanda Tapping
Writers: Jane Maggs
An Inward Treasure Born

#16 - An Inward Treasure Born

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Apr 9, 2017

A house fire helps Anne in her decision of whether or not to go back to school.

star 8.23
474 votes
Directors: David Evans
Writers: Moira Walley-Beckett
Struggling Against the Perception of Facts

#17 - Struggling Against the Perception of Facts

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 11, 2018

With a wedding on the horizon, Anne wonders what kind of bride she'd like to be. Marilla sees an oculist, and Bash meets a friendly face in "The Bog."

star 8.23
164 votes
Remorse Is the Poison of Life

#18 - Remorse Is the Poison of Life

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 23, 2017

When her little sister becomes ill, Diana runs to Anne for help. Meanwhile, the Blythe farm sees change, as Marilla is reminded of what she gave up and Matthew receives some unsettling news.

star 8.22
448 votes
Directors: Paul Fox
Writers: Moira Walley-Beckett
A Hope of Meeting You in Another World

#19 - A Hope of Meeting You in Another World

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 13, 2019

Matthew permits Anne to continue her search, despite Marilla's misgivings. Ka'kwet says goodbye to her old life, but finds her new one is not what she imagined.

star 8.14
163 votes
A Secret Which I Desired to Divine

#20 - A Secret Which I Desired to Divine

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 22, 2019

As Anne's sixteenth birthday approaches, she finds herself longing to know more about her lineage, which strains her relationship with Matthew and Marilla.

star 8.14
185 votes
Directors: Anne Wheeler
Writers: Moira Walley-Beckett
The True Seeing Is Within

#21 - The True Seeing Is Within

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 7, 2018

An adventure away with the Barrys teaches Anne to trust her instincts. Marilla begins to suspect that her boarders aren’t as innocent as they seem.

star 8.08
166 votes
The Determining Acts of Her Life

#22 - The Determining Acts of Her Life

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 21, 2018

A game of spin the bottle prompts burning questions about love and beauty. Anne and Cole bond over their differences as Gilbert makes his way home.

star 8.08
171 votes
The Summit of My Desires

#23 - The Summit of My Desires

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 27, 2019

Avonlea hosts the Island County Fair, which brings romance, heartbreak, competition, and disaster. Matthew goes head to head with an old friend, while Jerry seizes a unique opportunity.

star 8.05
152 votes
The Painful Eagerness of Unfed Hope

#24 - The Painful Eagerness of Unfed Hope

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 14, 2018

Anne writes letters as an "agent of romance" while Diana trains at home to be a lady. A life-changing encounter steers Gilbert toward his destiny.

star 7.99
165 votes
There Is Something at Work in My Soul Which I Do Not Understand

#25 - There Is Something at Work in My Soul Which I Do Not Understand

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 29, 2019

Anne and Cole travel to the orphanage in an effort to learn more about her past, but she finds far more questions than answers.

star 7.94
152 votes
Directors: Kim Nguyen
Writers: Jane Maggs