The Crown

The BEST episodes of The Crown

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

The inside story of two of the most famous addresses in the world – Buckingham Palace and 10 Downing Street – and the intrigues, love lives and machinations behind the great events that shaped the second half of the 20th century. Two houses. Two courts. One Crown.

Last Updated: 8/4/2022Network: Netflix
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Dear Mrs. Kennedy
star
8.16
1941 votes

#1 - Dear Mrs. Kennedy

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 12/8/2017

Inspired by Jackie Kennedy and against her government's wishes, Elizabeth takes an unconventional approach to resolving an issue with Ghana.

Directors: Stephen Daldry
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Aberfan
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8.16
1206 votes

#2 - Aberfan

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/17/2019

A horrible disaster in the Welsh town of Aberfan leaves scores of children dead, but when the Queen takes a week to decide to visit the town to offer solace to its people, she must confront her reasons for postponing the trip.

Directors: Benjamin Caron
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Tywysog Cymru
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8.13
1122 votes

#3 - Tywysog Cymru

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/17/2019

Prince Charles is sent to Aberystwyth to learn Welsh from an ardent nationalist in preparation for the ceremony for his investiture as Prince of Wales.

War
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8.05
925 votes

#4 - War

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/15/2020

Amid a growing challenge to her power, Thatcher fights for her position. Charles grows more determined to separate from Diana as their marriage unravels.

Directors: Jessica Hobbs
Watch Now:Amazon
Vergangenheit
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8.05
1938 votes

#5 - Vergangenheit

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 12/8/2017

A secret World War II document opens Elizabeth's eyes to grim realities about a family member. The Duke of Windsor campaigns to re-enter public life.

Assassins
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8.04
2989 votes

#6 - Assassins

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/4/2016

As tensions with Philip increase, Elizabeth spends time with her old friend Porchey. Churchill’s portrait is painted for his 80th birthday.

Directors: Benjamin Caron
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Hyde Park Corner
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8.03
3810 votes

#7 - Hyde Park Corner

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 11/4/2016

With King George too ill to travel, Elizabeth and Philip embark on a four-continent Commonwealth tour. Party leaders attempt to undermine Churchill.

Directors: Stephen Daldry
Watch Now:iTunes
Terra Nullius
star
8.01
948 votes

#8 - Terra Nullius

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/15/2020

On a tour of Australia, Diana struggles to balance motherhood with her royal duties. Both she and Charles cope with their marriage difficulties.

Directors: Julian Jarrold
Watch Now:iTunes
Gloriana
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8.00
2918 votes

#9 - Gloriana

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/4/2016

Margaret and Peter are reunited, but another obstacle stands in their way. Elizabeth is torn between her duty as Queen and her love for her sister.

Directors: Philip Martin
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Marionettes
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7.97
1900 votes

#10 - Marionettes

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 12/8/2017

After Elizabeth makes a tone-deaf speech at a Jaguar factory, she and the monarchy come under public attack from an outspoken lord.

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Fagan
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7.94
956 votes

#11 - Fagan

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/15/2020

Thatcher's policies create rising unemployment. A desperate man breaks into the palace, where he finds Elizabeth's bedroom and awakens her for a talk.

Directors: Paul Whittington
Watch Now:iTunes
Scientia Potentia Est
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7.92
3118 votes

#12 - Scientia Potentia Est

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/4/2016

As the Soviets test the H-bomb, both Churchill and Eden have major health crises. Angry about her inadequate education, Elizabeth hires a tutor.

Directors: Benjamin Caron
Watch Now:iTunes
Cri de Coeur
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7.91
1052 votes

#13 - Cri de Coeur

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/17/2019

As her marriage falls apart, Princess Margaret finds solace in the arms of a much younger landscape gardener. The Queen and the nation celebrate Elizabeth II's Silver Jubilee.

Directors: Jessica Hobbs
Mystery Man
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7.90
1749 votes

#14 - Mystery Man

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/8/2017

A salacious government scandal hits close to home for Elizabeth and Philip. Elizabeth retreats to Scotland for rest during a difficult pregnancy.

Directors: Benjamin Caron
Watch Now:Amazon
The Balmoral Test
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7.88
964 votes

#15 - The Balmoral Test

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 11/15/2020

Margaret Thatcher visits Balmoral but has trouble fitting in with the royal family. Charles finds himself torn between his heart and family duty.

Directors: Paul Whittington
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48:1
star
7.86
899 votes

#16 - 48:1

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/15/2020

As many nations condemn apartheid in South Africa, tension mounts between Thatcher and Elizabeth over their clashing opinions on applying sanctions.

Directors: Julian Jarrold
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Smoke and Mirrors
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7.86
3183 votes

#17 - Smoke and Mirrors

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/4/2016

Elizabeth rejects protocol by appointing Philip to coordinate her coronation, but his ideas create conflict. The Duke of Windsor returns to London.

Directors: Philip Martin
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Gold Stick
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7.85
993 votes

#18 - Gold Stick

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 11/15/2020

Elizabeth welcomes Britain's first woman prime minister. Charles meets a young Diana Spencer. An IRA attack brings tragedy to the royal family.

Directors: Benjamin Caron
Watch Now:Amazon
Paterfamilias
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7.85
1822 votes

#19 - Paterfamilias

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 12/8/2017

Philip insists that Prince Charles attend his alma mater in Scotland and reminisces about the life-changing difficulties he experienced there.

Directors: Stephen Daldry
Watch Now:iTunes
Bubbikins
star
7.84
1115 votes

#20 - Bubbikins

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 11/17/2019

Left without a home by a political coup in Athens, Philip's eccentric mother, Princess Alice of Greece, is invited to live in Buckingham Palace by the Queen.

Directors: Benjamin Caron
Fairytale
star
7.84
940 votes

#21 - Fairytale

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/15/2020

After Charles proposes, Diana moves into Buckingham Palace and finds her life filled with princess training, loneliness—and Camilla Parker Bowles.

Directors: Benjamin Caron
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Margaretology
star
7.82
1153 votes

#22 - Margaretology

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 11/17/2019

While Princess Margaret and Lord Snowdon visit the USA, the queen, at the bidding of Harold Wilson, asks them to make a side trip to Washington, D.C. to ask President Johnson for financial assistance for the United Kingdom.

Directors: Benjamin Caron
Watch Now:iTunes
Beryl
star
7.81
1996 votes

#23 - Beryl

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 12/8/2017

When Elizabeth and Philip throw a grand party for their 10th anniversary, both Margaret and the new Prime Minister experience romantic tribulations.

Directors: Benjamin Caron
Lisbon
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7.81
1901 votes

#24 - Lisbon

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 12/8/2017

Palace insiders try to prevent a scandal that could reflect poorly on Philip. Eden faces censure from his cabinet and the press.

Directors: Philip Martin
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
Act of God
star
7.79
3382 votes

#25 - Act of God

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 11/4/2016

When dense smog cripples London for days and creates a serious health hazard, Churchill’s inaction leaves him vulnerable to his political enemies.

Directors: Julian Jarrold
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes

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