The BEST episodes of Game of Thrones

Every episode of Game of Thrones ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Game of Thrones!

Seven noble families fight for control of the mythical land of Westeros. Friction between the houses leads to full-scale war. All while a very ancient evil awakens in the farthest north. Amidst the war, a neglected military order of misfits, the Night's Watch, is all that stands between the realms of men and the icy horrors beyond.

Last Updated: 6/29/2024Network: HBOStatus: Ended
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Battle of the Bastards
star
8.88
21107 votes

#1 - Battle of the Bastards

Season 6 - Episode 9 - Aired 6/19/2016

Slaver envoys demand terms of surrender in Meereen. Ramsay plays the odds in defense of Winterfell.

Directors: Miguel Sapochnik
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The Winds of Winter
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8.85
21039 votes

#2 - The Winds of Winter

Season 6 - Episode 10 - Aired 6/26/2016

Cersei faces a day of reckoning. Daenerys antes up for the 'Great Game.'

Directors: Miguel Sapochnik
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The Spoils of War
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8.76
19648 votes

#3 - The Spoils of War

Season 7 - Episode 4 - Aired 8/6/2017

The Lannisters pay their debts. Daenerys weighs her options. Arya comes home.

Directors: Matt Shakman
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The Dragon and the Wolf
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8.72
18533 votes

#4 - The Dragon and the Wolf

Season 7 - Episode 7 - Aired 8/27/2017

Tyrion tries to save Westeros from itself. Sansa questions loyalties.

Directors: Jeremy Podeswa
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Hardhome
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8.63
14697 votes

#5 - Hardhome

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired 5/31/2015

Arya makes progress in her training. Sansa confronts an old friend. Cersei struggles. Jon travels.

Directors: Miguel Sapochnik
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Beyond the Wall
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8.62
17956 votes

#6 - Beyond the Wall

Season 7 - Episode 6 - Aired 8/20/2017

Jon and the Brotherhood hunt the dead. Arya confronts Sansa. Tyrion thinks about the future.

Directors: Alan Taylor
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The Lion and the Rose
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8.55
16919 votes

#7 - The Lion and the Rose

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 4/13/2014

The Lannisters and their guests gather in King's Landing; Stannis loses patience with Davos; Ramsay finds a purpose for his pet.

Directors: Alex Graves
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The Long Night
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8.50
12750 votes

#8 - The Long Night

Season 8 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/28/2019

Arya looks to prove her worth as a fighter.

Directors: Miguel Sapochnik
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The Rains of Castamere
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8.50
18763 votes

#9 - The Rains of Castamere

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 6/2/2013

House Frey joins forces with House Tully. Jon faces his most difficult test yet.

Directors: David Nutter
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The Children
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8.49
15986 votes

#10 - The Children

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired 6/15/2014

Dany faces some harsh realities; Tyrion sees the truth of his situation.

Directors: Alex Graves
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Fire and Blood
star
8.47
23400 votes

#11 - Fire and Blood

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 6/19/2011

A new king rises in the North; a Khaleesi finds new hope.

Directors: Alan Taylor
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The Door
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8.46
19039 votes

#12 - The Door

Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired 5/22/2016

Tyrion seeks a strange ally. Bran learns a great deal. Brienne goes on a mission. Arya is given a chance to prove herself.

Directors: Jack Bender
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And Now His Watch Is Ended
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8.43
18947 votes

#13 - And Now His Watch Is Ended

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/21/2013

The Night's Watch takes stock. Varys meets his better. Arya is taken to the commander of the Brotherhood. Dany exchanges a chain for a whip.

Directors: Alex Graves
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The Mountain and the Viper
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8.43
15804 votes

#14 - The Mountain and the Viper

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired 6/1/2014

Mole's Town receives some unexpected visitors. Littlefinger's motives are questioned. Tyrion's fate is decided.

Directors: Alex Graves
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The Dance of Dragons
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8.40
13928 votes

#15 - The Dance of Dragons

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired 6/7/2015

Stannis confronts a troubling decision. Jon returns to The Wall. Mace visits the Iron Bank. Arya encounters someone from her past.

Directors: David Nutter
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Blackwater
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8.39
20519 votes

#16 - Blackwater

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 5/27/2012

Tyrion and the Lannisters fight for their lives as Stannis’ fleet assaults King’s Landing.

Directors: Neil Marshall
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Valar Morghulis
star
8.37
19212 votes

#17 - Valar Morghulis

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 6/3/2012

Tyrion wakes up in a new world; Dany goes to a strange place; Jon proves himself.

Directors: Alan Taylor
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The Laws of Gods and Men
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8.34
16214 votes

#18 - The Laws of Gods and Men

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 5/11/2014

Stannis and Davos set sail with a new strategy. Dany meets with supplicants. Tyrion faces down his father in the Throne Room.

Directors: Alik Sakharov
Writer: Bryan Cogman
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Mother's Mercy
star
8.33
13918 votes

#19 - Mother's Mercy

Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired 6/14/2015

Stannis marches. Dany is surrounded by strangers. Cersei seeks forgiveness. Jon is challenged.

Directors: David Nutter
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Book of the Stranger
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8.33
18049 votes

#20 - Book of the Stranger

Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired 5/15/2016

Tyrion strikes a deal. Jorah and Daario undertake a difficult task. Jaime and Cersei try to improve their situation.

Directors: Daniel Sackheim
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The Queen's Justice
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8.32
18498 votes

#21 - The Queen's Justice

Season 7 - Episode 3 - Aired 7/30/2017

Daenerys holds court. Tyrion backchannels. Cersei returns a gift. Jaime learns from his mistakes.

Directors: Mark Mylod
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The Watchers on the Wall
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8.32
16225 votes

#22 - The Watchers on the Wall

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired 6/8/2014

Jon Snow and the rest of the Night's Watch face the biggest challenge to the Wall yet.

Directors: Neil Marshall
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Home
star
8.28
18320 votes

#23 - Home

Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired 5/1/2016

Bran goes home. The Night's Watch stands behind Thorne.

Directors: Jeremy Podeswa
Writer: Dave Hill
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Baelor
star
8.27
23506 votes

#24 - Baelor

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 6/12/2011

Ned makes a fateful decision; Robb takes a prized prisoner; Dany finds her reign imperiled.

Directors: Alan Taylor
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A Golden Crown
star
8.24
24102 votes

#25 - A Golden Crown

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 5/22/2011

Ned makes a controversial decree; Tyrion confesses to his 'crimes'; Viserys receives final payment for Daenerys.

Directors: Daniel Minahan
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