The BEST Episodes of The Crown

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Nov 29, 2019

Network: Netflix

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.

Tywysog Cymru

#1 - Tywysog Cymru

Season 3 - Episode 6

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.

star 8.48
183 votes

#2 - Aberfan

Season 3 - Episode 3

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.

star 8.32
276 votes
Dear Mrs. Kennedy

#3 - Dear Mrs. Kennedy

Season 2 - Episode 8

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

star 8.21
1,264 votes
Directors: Stephen Daldry
Writers: Peter Morgan
Cri de Coeur

#4 - Cri de Coeur

Season 3 - Episode 10

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.

star 8.18
128 votes

#5 - Bubbikins

Season 3 - Episode 4

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.

star 8.15
215 votes

#6 - Assassins

Season 1 - Episode 9

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

star 8.08
2,327 votes
Directors: Benjamin Caron
Writers: Peter Morgan

#7 - Vergangenheit

Season 2 - Episode 6

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.

star 8.07
1,266 votes
Writers: Peter Morgan

#8 - Gloriana

Season 1 - Episode 10

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.

star 8.06
2,239 votes
Directors: Philip Martin
Writers: Peter Morgan
Hyde Park Corner

#9 - Hyde Park Corner

Season 1 - Episode 2

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

star 8.06
2,967 votes
Directors: Stephen Daldry
Writers: Peter Morgan

#10 - Margaretology

Season 3 - Episode 2

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.

star 8.06
307 votes
Dangling Man

#11 - Dangling Man

Season 3 - Episode 8

As Charles begins dating Camilla Shand, Elizabeth considers visiting an ill Duke of Windsor in Paris, whose destiny changed when he met Wallis Simpson.

star 8.01
144 votes

#12 - Marionettes

Season 2 - Episode 5

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

star 8.01
1,251 votes
Writers: Peter Morgan
Mystery Man

#13 - Mystery Man

Season 2 - Episode 10

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

star 7.99
1,160 votes
Directors: Benjamin Caron
Writers: Peter Morgan
Scientia Potentia Est

#14 - Scientia Potentia Est

Season 1 - Episode 7

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

star 7.95
2,413 votes
Directors: Benjamin Caron
Writers: Peter Morgan
Smoke and Mirrors

#15 - Smoke and Mirrors

Season 1 - Episode 5

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

star 7.90
2,489 votes
Directors: Philip Martin
Writers: Peter Morgan

#16 - Paterfamilias

Season 2 - Episode 9

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

star 7.88
1,219 votes
Directors: Stephen Daldry
Writers: Tom Edge; Peter Morgan

#17 - Moondust

Season 3 - Episode 7

The 1969 moon landing occasions a mid-life crisis in Prince Philip, who thinks of the adventures he has missed as the Queen's consort.

star 7.85
164 votes

#18 - Lisbon

Season 2 - Episode 3

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

star 7.84
1,270 votes
Directors: Philip Martin
Writers: Peter Morgan

#19 - Imbroglio

Season 3 - Episode 9

While a government stalemate with mineworkers leads to nationwide power cuts, Charles's family intervenes in his deepening relationship with Camilla.

star 7.83
132 votes
Act of God

#20 - Act of God

Season 1 - Episode 4

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

star 7.82
2,630 votes
Directors: Julian Jarrold
Writers: Peter Morgan

#21 - Beryl

Season 2 - Episode 4

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

star 7.82
1,330 votes
Directors: Benjamin Caron
Writers: Amy Jenkins; Peter Morgan

#22 - Windsor

Season 1 - Episode 3

With Elizabeth in new role, Philip tries to assert some power. Churchill wants to delay the coronation. King George’s disgraced brother arrives.

star 7.81
2,778 votes
Directors: Philip Martin
Writers: Peter Morgan
Pride & Joy

#23 - Pride & Joy

Season 1 - Episode 8

Elizabeth and Philip go on an exhausting world journey. Margaret takes over some of her sister’s official duties and tries to liven things up.

star 7.81
2,340 votes
Directors: Philip Martin
Writers: Peter Morgan

#24 - Coup

Season 3 - Episode 5

While the Queen travels abroad to learn about horse training, unhappiness among the British elite with the devaluation of the pound involves Lord Mountbatten in a plan to oust Harold Wilson.

star 7.80
198 votes

#25 - Misadventure

Season 2 - Episode 1

As Philip leaves for a long tour, Elizabeth makes an upsetting discovery. Prime Minister Eden wants to strike back after Egypt seizes the Suez Canal.

star 7.76
1,474 votes
Directors: Philip Martin
Writers: Peter Morgan