Fandom 250: Discover the best fandoms in pop culture this year


FanSided is ranking the top 250 fandoms in the world. See which major pop culture fandoms ranked the highest.

Do you think your fandom has what it takes to conquer all others? Do you feel Game of Thrones would make it higher on a fandom list than the almighty Beyoncé?

Well, the time has finally come to see how your beloved fandom (or fandoms) rack up compared to the biggest and best in the world. FanSided has sorted through hundreds of fandoms — from video games and movies to football teams and musicians and so much more — to offer us the epic list that is the Fandom 250.

This year, the smash hit Crazy Rich Asians starts us off at #250 — a film that broke barriers with its all-Asian cast and huge box office success. As we move up the list, it’s bittersweet to see Anthony Bourdain hit the #100 mark. Fans of the celebrity chef may see this as both celebratory and heartbreaking; we see it as another chance to honor Bourdain since his passing this June and remind fans how much their love and support of him has mattered. As we hit the top 25, we see fandoms for J.K. Rowling, Oprah, Star Wars and Game of Thrones come into the mix.

As always, the Fandom 250 is an eclectic mix of fandom love. Take a look at the top 10 fandoms in the world below as well as which pop culture fandoms ranked the highest!

Top 10 Fandoms in the World 

  1. Cleveland Browns
  2. Alabama Crimson Tide
  3. Boston Red Sox
  4. LeBron James
  5. Black Panther
  6. New York Yankees
  7. Serena Williams
  8. Fortnite
  9. Kansas City Chiefs
  10. Philadelphia 76ers

The Best Pop Culture Fandoms:

  • Brands – Apple
  • Celebrities – Rihanna
  • ComicsAvengers
  • GamingFortnite
  • MoviesBlack Panther
  • Music – Beyoncé
  • TV – Game of Thrones

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Tell us what you think!

As you look through our rankings, we want to hear from you! Who do you think has the best fans? Do you think the right fandoms won this year? Use the #Fandom250 hashtag on Twitter and Instagram, tweet us at @CulturessFS or @FanSided to tell us why your fanbase is the best.

What is the Fandom 250?

The Fandom 250 is the ultimate ranking of fandoms. From sports teams and movie franchises to Instagram celebrities and brands, if something has an avid, sometimes rabid, fanbase, FanSided wants to honor those fans and — in the spirit of healthy competition — rank ‘em.