The BEST Episodes of House of Cards (US)
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Oct 29, 2019
Ruthless and cunning, Congressman Francis Underwood and his wife Claire stop at nothing to conquer everything. This wicked political drama penetrates the shadowy world of greed, sex and corruption in modern D.C.
#1 - Chapter 26
Season 2 - Episode 13
Francis faces annihilation while the nation is in an uproar. Stamper must tie up loose ends. Claire feels the cost of ruthlessness.
#2 - Chapter 14
Season 2 - Episode 1
The Underwoods tackle two threats that could bring their plans to ruin. Francis grooms his replacement as Whip. Claire goes on the offensive.
#3 - Chapter 52
Season 4 - Episode 13
As the hostage situation continues, Claire secretly negotiates with Yusuf al Ahmadi. Frank confronts Hammerschmidt.
#4 - Chapter 13
Season 1 - Episode 13
Frank scrambles to keep his plan on track. Gillian is planning to sue Claire. Zoe, Janine, and Lucas investigate Rachel Posner and her relationship with Peter Russo.
#5 - Chapter 11
Season 1 - Episode 11
Zoe extends her time away from The Hill while Francis tracks down Russo and engages in damage control.
#6 - Chapter 17
Season 2 - Episode 4
A terror scare at the Capitol traps Francis with a resentful Donald Blythe. Claire gives a live interview that rocks the media.
#7 - Chapter 25
Season 2 - Episode 12
Francis finds himself shut out and Claire makes a difficult sacrifice. Stamper tries to regain control.
#8 - Chapter 6
Season 1 - Episode 6
The strike between Frank and Marty starts to get out of hand. Russo has decided to run for Governor of Pennsylvania.
#9 - Chapter 49
Season 4 - Episode 10
As Frank deals with a new threat to his candidacy, Claire has doubts about their plan. Claire faces a difficult decision concerning her mother.
#10 - Chapter 22
Season 2 - Episode 9
Things get personal when Tusk blindsides the Underwoods with a scandal. Freddy and his BBQ joint get caught up in the mix.
#11 - Chapter 24
Season 2 - Episode 11
A Special Prosecutor interrogates Francis. Remy Danton tries to keep his options open. Stamper wrestles with his demons.
#12 - Chapter 43
Season 4 - Episode 4
Claire threatens Frank. Frank makes a politically bold move that may provoke Russia. An event at a campaign stop changes everything.
#13 - Chapter 5
Season 1 - Episode 5
A feud starts between Francis and Marty Spinella. Russo goes into depression about the job losses at the shipyards.
#14 - Chapter 1
Season 1 - Episode 1
When the newly elected President reneges on a promise, Francis and Claire decide to sever all allegiances and toss the rules out the window.
#15 - Chapter 2
Season 1 - Episode 2
Francis and Doug plan to frame Secretary of State nominee, Michael Kern. Meanwhile, Zoe's popularity at the Washington Herald continues to grow.
#16 - Chapter 10
Season 1 - Episode 10
Claire fuels an old flame. Peter wrestles with his demons. Francis crosses the point of no return.
#17 - Chapter 9
Season 1 - Episode 9
Frank tries to do whatever it takes to get the new bill passed in Congress. Russo goes on a bus campaign with the Vice President, but the VP is not making it an easy trip for him. Zoe's relationship with Frank gets a little bumpy.
#18 - Chapter 12
Season 1 - Episode 12
The President sends Frank to St. Louis to persuade Raymond Tusk into becoming the new Vice President. Zoe and Janine investigate Peter Russo's death.
#19 - Chapter 64
Season 5 - Episode 12
Frank attempts to stop Cathy from testifying. With Hammerschmidt sniffing out the truth, the Underwoods throw someone close to them under the bus.
#20 - Chapter 65
Season 5 - Episode 13
In the wake of a surprising announcement, everything at the White House is shaken up. A decision must be made about whether to go to war.
#21 - Chapter 32
Season 3 - Episode 6
Frank and Claire travel to Moscow to negotiate the return of an imprisoned U.S. citizen. Claire takes a stand that jeopardizes their plans.
#22 - Chapter 3
Season 1 - Episode 3
Francis heads for his hometown to deal with a crisis. Zoe negotiates the politics of being a journalist on the rise. Claire finds herself a new business partner.
#23 - Chapter 21
Season 2 - Episode 8
The war with Tusk intensifies. Claire influences Tricia Walker politically and domestically. Francis has a show-down with Linda Vasquez.
#24 - Chapter 16
Season 2 - Episode 3
Tension rises between Francis and Raymond Tusk as the situation with China deteriorates. A battle in the Senate pits Francis against the Republicans.
#25 - Chapter 4
Season 1 - Episode 4
Francis shakes down the Congressional leadership. Zoe is offered the promotion of White House Correspondent and doesn't know if she should take it or not.