The BEST Episodes of Friends from College

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jan 8, 2022

Network: Netflix

A group of friends who went to Harvard together are now facing down their forties and experiencing a range of success, or lack thereof, both professionally and domestically. With interwoven and oftentimes complicated relationships with one another, the series is a comedic exploration of old friendships, former romantic entanglements and balancing adult life with nostalgia for the past.

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The Wedding

#1 - The Wedding

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Jan 11, 2019

Max and Felix's big day arrives -- and so does the drama as secrets are revealed, confessions are made, and poorly timed punches are thrown.

star 7.58
133 votes
Writers: Francesca Delbanco, Nicholas Stoller
Free Fall

#2 - Free Fall

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Jan 11, 2019

The gang attends an extreme funeral, Ethan gets an earful from Felix, and the awkward encounters keep on coming for Lisa.

star 7.39
123 votes
Writers: Alexandra Rushfield
The Bachelor Party

#3 - The Bachelor Party

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 11, 2019

Max wants a bachelor party that's, you know, classy. But Max ought to know -- you can't always get what you want.

star 7.37
138 votes
Directors: Andrew Gurland
Writers: Justin Nowell
A Night of Surprises

#4 - A Night of Surprises

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Jul 14, 2017

The gang gets together to celebrate Sam’s 40th birthday, where Lisa suffers a crisis of conscience and Nick’s announcement catches everyone off guard.

star 7.37
256 votes
Writers: Francesca Delbanco, Nicholas Stoller

#5 - Fireworks

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Jan 11, 2019

When Ethan and Sam go public, Marianne, Nick and Max take the opportunity to practice their "casual faces." Lisa receives shocking news.

star 7.27
119 votes
Writers: Francesca Delbanco, Nicholas Stoller
Mission Impossible

#6 - Mission Impossible

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jul 14, 2017

Ethan and Lisa run the gauntlet to ensure their IVF is a success. Max and Felix celebrate a special occasion. Sam opens up.

star 7.26
273 votes
Writers: Francesca Delbanco, Nicholas Stoller
Out All Night

#7 - Out All Night

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 11, 2019

Sam, Nick and Marianne put on their dancing shoes. Lisa makes a surprising find. Max pushes Ethan to dip his toe into the dating pool.

star 7.20
142 votes
Writers: Guy Endore-Kaiser
Second Wedding

#8 - Second Wedding

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 14, 2017

Tensions flare, suspicions grow and mics drop at a lavish wedding reception, where Ethan takes his new persona out for a spin.

star 7.19
265 votes
Writers: Colleen McGuinness
The Engagement Party

#9 - The Engagement Party

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 11, 2019

The gang is forced to put on their happy faces and reconnect at Max's swanky engagement party, where "severe awkwardness" is everybody's plus-one.

star 7.11
148 votes
Writers: Francesca Delbanco, Nicholas Stoller
Party Bus

#10 - Party Bus

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 14, 2017

Ethan organizes a wine-tasting trip for his wife and friends, but his perfectly planned excursion hits a few bumps in the road.

star 7.06
268 votes
Writers: Justin Nowell
Grand Cayman

#11 - Grand Cayman

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Jul 14, 2017

Lisa makes a big decision, Ethan and Sam reminisce about old times, Nick plays a prank, and Max makes an awkward confession.

star 7.05
257 votes
Writers: Ron Weiner
Old Habits

#12 - Old Habits

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Jan 11, 2019

Lisa and Charlie consider their future. Nick invites Lisa to crash his weekend with Merrill. Felix orders Max to stand up to Ethan.

star 7.05
137 votes
Directors: Andrew Gurland
Writers: Ian Edwards
Storage Unit

#13 - Storage Unit

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 11, 2019

Sam tries to halt Jon's shaming campaign. Ethan and Lisa take a stroll down nostalgia lane. Nick makes an effort to act his age.

star 7.03
146 votes
Writers: Andrew Gurland
Connecticut House

#14 - Connecticut House

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jul 14, 2017

Lisa’s new career gets off to a dubious start. Meanwhile, Marianne prepares for a play and Ethan proves himself a less-than-stellar petsitter.

star 6.95
323 votes
Writers: Ron Weiner

#15 - All-Nighter

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jul 14, 2017

Facing a brutal deadline, Ethan brainstorms ideas for his Y.A. novel. Meanwhile, Sam, Lisa and Marianne meet some admirers out on the town.

star 6.91
299 votes
Writers: Andrew Gurland
Welcome to New York

#16 - Welcome to New York

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jul 14, 2017

Lisa and Ethan move to New York, reconnect with old college friends and learn that some secrets are harder to keep than others.

star 6.71
436 votes
Writers: Francesca Delbanco, Nicholas Stoller