"The X-Files" is a 1998 science fiction, mystery, and horror film based on the popular television show of the same name. Directed by Rob Bowman, the film stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson as FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, who investigate a series of mysterious and supernatural occurrences. The film expands on the show's central mythology and features a number of familiar characters, including the Cigarette Smoking Man, the Lone Gunmen, and the Well-Manicured Man. The film received mixed reviews from critics, with some praising its suspenseful and atmospheric tone, while others criticized its convoluted plot and slow pace. Despite these criticisms, "The X-Files" was a commercial success, grossing over $187 million worldwide, and helped to further solidify the franchise's status as a cultural phenomenon. The film is often regarded as a classic of 1990s science fiction and has been cited as an influence on a number of subsequent films and television shows.