The BEST Episodes of Rick and Morty

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 24, 2020

Network: Adult Swim

An animated series that follows the misadventures of an alcoholic scientist Rick and his overly nervous grandson Morty, who split their time between domestic family life and intergalactic travel. Often finding themselves in a heap of trouble that more often than not is created through their own actions.

The Rickshank Rickdemption

#1 - The Rickshank Rickdemption

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 1, 2017

The Smith family tries to cope without Rick, which is painful enough on its own without taking into consideration the stifling rules put into place by the Federation. Meanwhile Rick's past is finally revealed as he attempts to get out of his prison.

star 8.55
8,783 votes
Directors: Juan Meza-Leon
Writers: Mike McMahan
The Ricklantis Mixup

#2 - The Ricklantis Mixup

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Sep 10, 2017

Rick and Morty head to Atlantis. Meanwhile, the Citadel of Ricks is electing a new leader.

star 8.50
6,385 votes
Directors: Dominic Polcino
Writers: Dan Guterman, Ryan Ridley
Pickle Rick

#3 - Pickle Rick

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Aug 6, 2017

Rick turns himself into a pickle, on the same day that Beth takes the kids to family therapy.

star 8.50
7,089 votes
Writers: Jessica Gao
The Wedding Squanchers

#4 - The Wedding Squanchers

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Oct 4, 2015

The whole family goes to the planet Squanch to attend the wedding of Rick's close friend, Bird Person.

star 8.44
6,495 votes
Directors: Wesley Archer
Writers: Tom Kauffman
The Vat of Acid Episode

#5 - The Vat of Acid Episode

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired May 17, 2020

It's a Rick, Morty and a vat of acid kind of adventure. But will it be worth Morty missing his English class for?

star 8.39
1,917 votes
Directors: Jacob Hair
Writers: Albro Lundy IV, Jeff Loveness
Star Mort: Rickturn of the Jerri

#6 - Star Mort: Rickturn of the Jerri

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired May 31, 2020

An adventure with an invisibility belt, but a family that disappears together, must stay together.

star 8.35
1,764 votes
Directors: Erica Hayes
Writers: Anne Lane
Edge of Tomorty: Rick Die Rickpeat

#7 - Edge of Tomorty: Rick Die Rickpeat

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Nov 10, 2019

Rick brings Morty to a planet containing crystals that show whoever is touching them all the ways they may die depending on their choices.

star 8.34
3,014 votes
Directors: Erica Hayes
Writers: Mike McMahan
The Ricks Must Be Crazy

#8 - The Ricks Must Be Crazy

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 30, 2015

Rick and Morty travel inside the car's battery, where Morty discovers Rick has created a universe containing sentient life solely to produce power for him. Meanwhile, Summer must deal with being locked in the car with Rick's overzealous security system.

star 8.28
6,769 votes
Directors: Dominic Polcino
Writers: Dan Guterman
Total Rickall

#9 - Total Rickall

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Aug 16, 2015

Trapped inside the house with an ever-increasing number of parasitic alien shape-shifters capable of altering memories, an uncertain Rick and the Smiths search for a way to determine which of them are real.

star 8.27
7,108 votes
Directors: Juan Meza-León
Writers: Mike McMahan
Morty's Mind Blowers

#10 - Morty's Mind Blowers

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Sep 17, 2017

Morty experiences some memories that he couldn't handle from past adventures.

star 8.26
5,995 votes
Directors: Bryan Newton
Writers: Dan Guterman, Dan Harmon, James Siciliano, Justin Roiland, Mike McMahan, Ryan Ridley
The Rickchurian Mortydate

#11 - The Rickchurian Mortydate

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Oct 1, 2017

It's Rick vs. POTUS in a fight to the finish!

star 8.23
5,442 votes
Directors: Anthony Chun
Writers: Dan Harmon
Rattlestar Ricklactica

#12 - Rattlestar Ricklactica

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Dec 15, 2019

During one of their adventures in outer space, Rick and Morty's ship suffers a flat tire. While they carry out repairs, Morty suffers a potentially lethal snake bite that leads to a complicated, time-travelling encounter with a snake civilization.

star 8.22
2,399 votes
Directors: Jacob Hair
Writers: James Siciliano
Close Rick-Counters of the Rick Kind

#13 - Close Rick-Counters of the Rick Kind

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Apr 7, 2014

Rick and Morty have a falling out when Rick is approached by some familiar associates.

star 8.20
6,932 votes
Writers: Ryan Ridley
A Rickle in Time

#14 - A Rickle in Time

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Jul 26, 2015

Rick, Morty, and Summer get into trouble when time is fractured by a feedback loop of uncertainty that split reality into more than one equally possible impossibilities. Meanwhile, Beth and Jerry go to extreme lengths to save a deer struck by their vehicle.

star 8.16
7,142 votes
Writers: Matt Roller
Rest and Ricklaxation

#15 - Rest and Ricklaxation

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 27, 2017

Rick and Morty need a break, so they head to a spa planet for some much needed rest and relaxation.

star 8.15
6,137 votes
Directors: Anthony Chun
Writers: Tom Kauffman
Something Ricked This Way Comes

#16 - Something Ricked This Way Comes

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 24, 2014

Rick battles the devil and upsets Summer. Meanwhile, Jerry and Morty hang out.

star 8.11
6,926 votes
Directors: John Rice
Writers: Mike McMahan
Mortynight Run

#17 - Mortynight Run

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Aug 2, 2015

Rick teaches Morty to drive while leaving Jerry at a popular day care made just for him. Morty's conscience has him hunt down an assassin rather than spending the day at an alien arcade.

star 8.11
7,036 votes
Writers: David Phillips
Ricksy Business

#18 - Ricksy Business

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Apr 14, 2014

Beth and Jerry go away on a trip, so Rick decides to throw a party.

star 8.11
6,290 votes
Writers: Ryan Ridley, Tom Kauffman
The ABC's of Beth

#19 - The ABC's of Beth

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Sep 24, 2017

Jerry is lucky with a lady and Beth recalls her childhood.

star 8.10
5,678 votes
Directors: Juan Meza-León
Writers: Mike McMahan
Rick Potion #9

#20 - Rick Potion #9

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Jan 27, 2014

Rick provides Morty with a love potion to get his dream girl, only for the serum to backfire and create a living Cronenberg nightmare.

star 8.10
7,281 votes
Writers: Justin Roiland
Rickmancing the Stone

#21 - Rickmancing the Stone

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Jul 30, 2017

Rick, Morty and Summer travel to a post-apocalyptic dimension and meet some dangerous enemies, all the while avoiding a recent family development.

star 8.09
6,686 votes
Directors: Dominic Polcino
Writers: Jane Becker
Auto Erotic Assimilation

#22 - Auto Erotic Assimilation

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Aug 9, 2015

Rick gets emotionally invested when meeting an old friend, while Beth and Jerry have a falling out after making a discovery under the garage.

star 8.09
6,699 votes
Writers: Ryan Ridley
Big Trouble in Little Sanchez

#23 - Big Trouble in Little Sanchez

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Sep 13, 2015

Rick undergoes a transformation to combat a local vampire situation. Meanwhile, Beth and Jerry attempt to sort out their relationship through marriage counseling.

star 8.09
6,628 votes
Directors: Bryan Newton
Writers: Alex Rubens
Look Who's Purging Now

#24 - Look Who's Purging Now

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Sep 27, 2015

Rick and Morty find themselves on a planet where the sentient inhabitants practice a "purge for peace" way of life. Jerry and Summer work on their father-daughter relationship.

star 8.07
6,386 votes
Directors: Dominic Polcino
Writers: Dan Harmon, Justin Roiland, Ryan Ridley
Vindicators 3: The Return of Worldender

#25 - Vindicators 3: The Return of Worldender

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Aug 13, 2017

Rick and Morty reunite with a team of intergalactic heroes known as the Vindicators to defeat their arch enemy, Worldender.

star 8.06
6,377 votes
Directors: Bryan Newton
Writers: Erica Rosbe, Sarah Carbiener