The X-Files Episode Order

X-files was the series that taught us to believe. It’s unique perspective on the science fiction genre resonated with much wider audiences, and even prompted several films and a revival more recently. This is the X-Files episode order and timeline.

What’s on The X-Files Episode Order?

The X-Files episode order includes all nine original seasons of The X-Files, as well as its continuing series, the films, and the spin-off series: Millenium and The Lone Gunmen.

This timeline does not include any of the books or comics based on the series. Though some of the comics were heralded as canon when they were first released, Chris Carter has stated that the new revival series did not follow that story-line. However, if you want to see a timeline that includes all of the comics anyway, check out this site. Otherwise, this chronological list only focuses on the on-screen canon, aka the shows and the films.

Where to Start?

As one might expect, the best place to start watching the X-Files is with the beginning of the series. It’s a long series, but you will find it difficult to understand what is going on if you jump in later in the series. The spin-off series are okay, but they pale in comparison to the original series. So start there first.

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ChronologicalEraBuyTitleTypeAuthorReleased

300

X-Files

TV Episode

Chris Carter

2018-03-21

299

X-Files

TV Episode

Karen Nielsen

2018-03-14

298

X-Files

TV Episode

Benjamin Van Allen

2018-03-07

297

X-Files

TV Episode

Kristen Cloke
Shannon Hamblin

2018-02-28

296

X-Files

TV Episode

Gabe Rotter

2018-02-07

295

X-Files

TV Episode

James Wong

2018-01-31

294

X-Files

TV Episode

Darin Morgan

2018-01-24

293

X-Files

TV Episode

Chris Carter

2018-01-17

292

X-Files

TV Episode

Glen Morgan

2018-01-10

291

X-Files

TV Episode

Chris Carter

2018-01-03

290

X-Files

TV Episode

Chris Carter

2016-02-22

289

X-Files

TV Episode

Chris Carter

2016-02-15

288

X-Files

TV Episode

Glen Morgan

2016-02-08

287

X-Files

TV Episode

Darin Morgan

2016-02-01

286

X-Files

TV Episode

James Wong

2016-01-25

285

X-Files

TV Episode

Chris Carter

2016-01-24

284

X-Files

Film

Chris Carter
Frank Spotnitz

2008-07-25

282

X-Files

TV Episode

Chris Carter

2002-05-19

283

X-Files

TV Episode

Chris Carter

2002-05-19

281

X-Files

TV Episode

Vince Gilligan

2002-05-12

280

X-Files

TV Episode

David Amann

2002-05-05

279

X-Files

TV Episode

Chris Carter

2002-04-28

278

X-Files

TV Episode

Frank Spotnitz
John Shiban
Vince Gilligan

2002-04-21

Used as a series finale to The Lone Gunman.

277

X-Files

TV Episode

Thomas Schnauz

2002-04-14

276

X-Files

TV Episode

Chris Carter

2002-04-07

275

X-Files

TV Episode

John Shiban

2002-03-31

274

X-Files

TV Episode

Steven Maeda

2002-03-17

273

X-Files

TV Episode

Chris Carter
Frank Spotnitz

2002-03-10

272

X-Files

TV Episode

Chris Carter
Frank Spotnitz

2002-03-03

271

X-Files

TV Episode

David Amann

2002-01-27

270

X-Files

TV Episode

Vince Gilligan

2002-01-13

269

X-Files

TV Episode

Chris Carter
Frank Spotnitz

2002-01-06

268

X-Files

TV Episode

Thomas Schnauz

2001-12-16

267

X-Files

TV Episode

Steven Maeda

2001-12-09

266

X-Files

TV Episode

Frank Spotnitz

2001-12-02

265

X-Files

TV Episode

Chris Carter
Frank Spotnitz

2001-11-18

264

X-Files

TV Episode

Chris Carter
Frank Spotnitz

2001-11-11

263

Lone Gunman

TV Episode

Frank Spotnitz
John Shiban
Vince Gilligan

2001-06-01

262

X-Files

TV Episode

Chris Carter

2001-05-20

261

X-Files

TV Episode

Chris Carter

2001-05-13

260

Lone Gunman

TV Episode

Frank Spotnitz
John Shiban
Vince Gilligan

2001-05-11

259

X-Files

TV Episode

Frank Spotnitz

2001-05-06

258

Lone Gunman

TV Episode

Nandi Bowe

2001-05-04

257

X-Files

TV Episode

Steven Maeda

2001-04-29

256

Lone Gunman

TV Episode

Thomas Schnauz

2001-04-27

255

X-Files

TV Episode

Greg Walker

2001-04-22

254

Lone Gunman

TV Episode

John Shiban

2001-04-20

253

Lone Gunman

TV Episode

Frank Spotnitz
Vince Gilligan

2001-04-13

252

X-Files

TV Episode

Chris Carter
Frank Spotnitz

2001-04-08

251

Lone Gunman

TV Episode

Vince Gilligan

2001-04-06

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