The BEST Episodes of Anne with an E

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Nov 5, 2019

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 Growing Good of the World

#1 - The Growing Good of the World

Season 2 - Episode 10

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 8.76
137 votes
Directors: Paul Fox
Writers: Moira Walley-Beckett
Memory Has as Many Moods as the Temper

#2 - Memory Has as Many Moods as the Temper

Season 2 - Episode 7

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 8.71
147 votes
Directors: Anne Wheeler
Writers: Moira Walley-Beckett, Jane Maggs
I Protest Against Any Absolute Conclusion

#3 - I Protest Against Any Absolute Conclusion

Season 2 - Episode 6

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 8.47
131 votes
What We Have Been Makes Us What We Are

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

Season 2 - Episode 9

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 8.46
125 votes
Directors: Paul Fox
Writers: Moira Walley-Beckett
What Can Stop the Determined Heart

#5 - What Can Stop the Determined Heart

Season 3 - Episode 3

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 8.44
68 votes
Directors: Anne Wheeler
Writers: Shernold Edwards
Tightly Knotted to a Similar String

#6 - Tightly Knotted to a Similar String

Season 1 - Episode 5

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 8.33
383 votes
Directors: Patricia Rozema
Writers: Moira Walley-Beckett
Wherever You Are Is My Home

#7 - Wherever You Are Is My Home

Season 1 - Episode 7

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 8.32
359 votes
Directors: Amanda Tapping
Writers: Moira Walley-Beckett
But What Is So Headstrong as Youth?

#8 - But What Is So Headstrong as Youth?

Season 1 - Episode 3

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

star 8.32
421 votes
Writers: Moira Walley-Beckett
Struggling Against the Perception of Facts

#9 - Struggling Against the Perception of Facts

Season 2 - Episode 8

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 8.27
129 votes
I Am Fearless and Therefore Powerful

#10 - I Am Fearless and Therefore Powerful

Season 3 - Episode 5

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 8.27
67 votes
An Inward Treasure Born

#11 - An Inward Treasure Born

Season 1 - Episode 4

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

star 8.24
400 votes
Directors: David Evans
Writers: Moira Walley-Beckett
Remorse Is the Poison of Life

#12 - Remorse Is the Poison of Life

Season 1 - Episode 6

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
378 votes
Directors: Paul Fox
Writers: Moira Walley-Beckett
Your Will Shall Decide Your Destiny

#13 - Your Will Shall Decide Your Destiny

Season 1 - Episode 1

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

star 8.22
569 votes
Directors: Niki Caro
Writers: Moira Walley-Beckett
I Am No Bird, and No Net Ensnares Me

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

Season 1 - Episode 2

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 8.21
452 votes
Directors: Helen Shaver
Writers: Moira Walley-Beckett
The True Seeing is Within

#15 - The True Seeing is Within

Season 2 - Episode 3

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 8.14
127 votes
A Hope of Meeting You in Another World

#16 - A Hope of Meeting You in Another World

Season 3 - Episode 4

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 8.12
66 votes
The Determining Acts of Her Life

#17 - The Determining Acts of Her Life

Season 2 - Episode 5

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 8.06
133 votes
A Secret Which I Desired to Divine

#18 - A Secret Which I Desired to Divine

Season 3 - Episode 1

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 8.05
75 votes
Directors: Anne Wheeler
Writers: Moira Walley-Beckett
The Painful Eagerness of Unfed Hope

#19 - The Painful Eagerness of Unfed Hope

Season 2 - Episode 4

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 8.04
126 votes
The Summit of My Desires

#20 - The Summit of My Desires

Season 3 - Episode 6

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 8.00
50 votes
A Strong Effort of the Spirit of Good

#21 - A Strong Effort of the Spirit of Good

Season 3 - Episode 7

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

star 8.00
20 votes
Signs are Small Measurable Things, but Interpretations are Illimitable

#22 - Signs are Small Measurable Things, but Interpretations are Illimitable

Season 2 - Episode 2

The steamer lands in Trinidad, bringing Bash face to face with his past. The Barrys get behind the gold rush, but Matthew and Marilla aren't so sure.

star 7.93
137 votes
Directors: Paul Fox
Writers: Moira Walley-Beckett
There is Something at Work in My Soul Which I Do Not Understand

#23 - There is Something at Work in My Soul Which I Do Not Understand

Season 3 - Episode 2

Anne's search takes her back to the orphanage, where she's forced to confront new realities. Meanwhile, Elijah pays a visit to Avonlea.

star 7.83
66 votes
Directors: Kim Nguyen
Writers: Jane Maggs
Youth is the Season of Hope

#24 - Youth is the Season of Hope

Season 2 - Episode 1

The Cuthberts' boarders stir excitement with a question: Could there be gold in Avonlea? Elsewhere, Gilbert makes a new friend at sea

star 7.82
159 votes
Directors: Helen Shaver
Writers: Moira Walley-Beckett