The BEST Seasons of Friends

Every season ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 21, 2021

Network: NBC

Rachel Green, Ross Geller, Monica Geller, Joey Tribbiani, Chandler Bing and Phoebe Buffay are six 20 something year-olds, living off one another in the heart of New York City. Over the course of ten years, this average group of buddies goes through massive mayhem, family trouble, past and future romances, fights, laughs, tears and surprises as they learn what it really means to be a friend.

Season 5

#1 - Season 5

First Aired: Sep 25, 1998

star 8.86
643 votes
Season 10

#2 - Season 10

First Aired: Sep 26, 2003

star 8.77
621 votes
Season 6

#3 - Season 6

First Aired: Sep 24, 1999

star 8.73
610 votes
Season 4

#4 - Season 4

First Aired: Sep 26, 1997

star 8.73
665 votes
Season 3

#5 - Season 3

First Aired: Sep 17, 1996

Season 3 takes on a significantly more serialized format. Chandler and Janice date for several episodes until Joey catches Janice kissing her soon-to-be ex-husband. Not wanting to destroy her family, Chandler urges Janice to go back to her husband, then becomes depressed over the breakup for several episodes

star 8.72
699 votes
Season 2

#6 - Season 2

First Aired: Sep 22, 1995

Rachel gets jealous of Ross's new girlfriend, Monica dates an older man, and Joey stars on a soap opera as the hit sitcom hits its stride in Season 2.

star 8.65
792 votes
Season 1

#7 - Season 1

First Aired: Sep 23, 1994

star 8.62
991 votes
Season 7

#8 - Season 7

First Aired: Oct 13, 2000

star 8.59
583 votes
Season 8

#9 - Season 8

First Aired: Sep 28, 2001

Rachel is pregnant and faces single parenthood, while Joey agonizes over his feelings for her. Chandler and Monica are now dealing with married life.

star 8.54
567 votes
Season 9

#10 - Season 9

First Aired: Sep 24, 2002

Rachel finds herself surprisingly adept at taking care of Emma but struggles to define her complicated relationships with Joey and Ross.

star 8.43
553 votes