Hundreds of posts appear on Reddit’s front page every day, but only a few rise high enough to sit among Reddit’s highest rated posts of all time. Only the best earn this respect.

So, in this article, we list down some of the highest rated Reddit posts of all time. Naturally, some subreddits are more popular than others, so we’re limiting this list to one post per subreddit.

You might not know this about Reddit, but while it’s often a place of silliness, it also doesn’t have to be serious or disturbing – as this post with 278,000 upvotes demonstrates, featuring drone footage of Chinese police are shown leading the chained and blindfolded prisoners.

According to The Guardian, the footage is “believed to be a transfer of prisoners in Xinjiang” and “shows what appears to be Uighurs or other minorities.”

9. Show someone a game (r/gaming)

It’s a wonderful thing to be able to share your passion with family and friends. When it comes to video games, it can be difficult if you have been playing the game for years, have learned everything about it, and thus have a different perspective.

This comic, upvoted 269,000 times, represents that charmingly. The experienced player is shielding the younger player from enemy fire while learning the controls.

If you’ve ever taught anyone the ropes of games like World of Warcraft or Fortnite, you can relate to this comic.

8. Thirsty Frog Takes a Bath (r/aww)

Animal and Reddit go together like peanut butter and jelly. Cuteness consistently hits the top of Reddit. That’s why this clip of a little frog jumping into a water trough has over 310,000 upvotes.

Apparently the video was recorded when the temperature was 110 degrees, so it makes sense that the frog needed to cool itself down.

If only life could be relaxing all the time.

7. All the news anchors say the same thing (r/video)

“This is extremely dangerous for our democracy.”

Those words are repeated over and over in this video, which shows what happens when one company owns too many local news stations. You might think it’s ironic that all these Fox stations are concerned about biased reporting when they’re all saying the same thing.

In fact, over 290,000 Reddit users agreed when they upvoted the post, with one commenter noting how Orwellian the situation was.

6. The Earth is not flat (r/memes)

The idea that the Earth is flat is a centuries-old conspiracy theory. There are a large number of people (read: more than one) who believe that our planet is not round.

This meme with 370,000 upvotes features a series of YouTube videos of a man coming to terms with the fact that the Earth is not flat.

The first video reads, “Best proof that we are not spinning balls.” A few months later, the final video shows a change of heart. “I’m an ex-flat earther.”

5. NYC Taxi Drivers Calendar (r/weird)

You might not expect this post to get over 300,000 upvotes based on the picture alone, but it’s a classic example of Reddit running down something silly.

The person who posted this was in a cab when the driver excitedly showed them they were in front of the 2018 New York City Taxi Drivers Calendar.

In the comments, the original poster reveals that this taxi driver also had the honor of being Mr. December.

4. Senate (r/films)

Once the highest rated post in Reddit history, and now in fourth place, this meme has received over 400,000 upvotes. It instructs users to upvote the post so that the image of Chancellor Palpatine from Star Wars appears whenever someone searches Google for “The Senate”.

Strangely, the post is on r/movies instead of the more appropriate r/PrequelMemes (where people post memes about the Star Wars prequels.)

As any Star Wars fan will know, Chancellor Palpatine’s intentions were not good, so this post is poking fun at the United States Senate. Sadly the image doesn’t actually show up when you search Google, so the trick failed.

3. Joe Biden Elected President (r/News)

After four years of Donald Trump running America, many citizens were ready for change. And if there’s one thing that excites Reddit users, it’s politics.

As such, when Joe Biden won the 2021 US presidential election, the post immediately received a large number of votes.

Not only this, but it also has over 28,000 comments, with users celebrating and appreciating. Not quite a record number, but definitely a lot compared to other all-time upvoted posts.

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