The BEST Episodes of The Crown

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jul 8, 2020

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.

Aberfan

#1 - Aberfan

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 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.

star 8.27
753 votes
Tywysog Cymru

#2 - Tywysog Cymru

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 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.

star 8.21
674 votes
Dear Mrs. Kennedy

#3 - Dear Mrs. Kennedy

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 8, 2017

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

star 8.18
1,563 votes
Directors: Stephen Daldry
Writers: Peter Morgan
Assassins

#4 - Assassins

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 4, 2016

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

star 8.06
2,561 votes
Directors: Benjamin Caron
Writers: Peter Morgan
Vergangenheit

#5 - Vergangenheit

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Dec 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.

star 8.06
1,561 votes
Writers: Peter Morgan
Hyde Park Corner

#6 - Hyde Park Corner

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 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.

star 8.06
3,286 votes
Directors: Stephen Daldry
Writers: Peter Morgan
Gloriana

#7 - Gloriana

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 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.

star 8.03
2,500 votes
Directors: Philip Martin
Writers: Peter Morgan
Marionettes

#8 - Marionettes

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Dec 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.

star 8.00
1,513 votes
Writers: Peter Morgan
Cri de Coeur

#9 - Cri de Coeur

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 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.

star 7.98
626 votes
Mystery Man

#10 - Mystery Man

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 8, 2017

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

star 7.95
1,388 votes
Directors: Benjamin Caron
Writers: Peter Morgan
Bubbikins

#11 - Bubbikins

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 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.

star 7.95
680 votes
Scientia Potentia Est

#12 - Scientia Potentia Est

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 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.

star 7.94
2,705 votes
Directors: Benjamin Caron
Writers: Peter Morgan
Margaretology

#13 - Margaretology

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Nov 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.

star 7.91
737 votes
Smoke and Mirrors

#14 - Smoke and Mirrors

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 4, 2016

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

star 7.89
2,757 votes
Directors: Philip Martin
Writers: Peter Morgan
Paterfamilias

#15 - Paterfamilias

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 8, 2017

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

star 7.87
1,449 votes
Directors: Stephen Daldry
Writers: Tom Edge; Peter Morgan
Lisbon

#16 - Lisbon

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Dec 8, 2017

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
1,503 votes
Directors: Philip Martin
Writers: Peter Morgan
Beryl

#17 - Beryl

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Dec 8, 2017

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

star 7.83
1,594 votes
Directors: Benjamin Caron
Writers: Amy Jenkins; Peter Morgan
Act of God

#18 - Act of God

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 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.

star 7.81
2,921 votes
Directors: Julian Jarrold
Writers: Peter Morgan
Windsor

#19 - Windsor

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Nov 4, 2016

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

star 7.80
3,074 votes
Directors: Philip Martin
Writers: Peter Morgan
Pride & Joy

#20 - Pride & Joy

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 4, 2016

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 7.79
2,632 votes
Directors: Philip Martin
Writers: Peter Morgan
Dangling Man

#21 - Dangling Man

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 17, 2019

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 7.78
658 votes
Misadventure

#22 - Misadventure

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Dec 8, 2017

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 7.74
1,710 votes
Directors: Philip Martin
Writers: Peter Morgan
Gelignite

#23 - Gelignite

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 4, 2016

Margaret and Peter come to Elizabeth with a request. With a royal scandal about to break in the newspapers, the Queen Mother intervenes.

star 7.73
2,719 votes
Directors: Julian Jarrold
Writers: Peter Morgan
Matrimonium

#24 - Matrimonium

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Dec 8, 2017

A letter from Peter Townsend spurs Margaret to make a bold proposal. Elizabeth has good news that causes complications for Margaret.

star 7.73
1,467 votes
Directors: Benjamin Caron
Writers: Peter Morgan
A Company of Men

#25 - A Company of Men

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Dec 8, 2017

Elizabeth feels disconnected from Philip. Eden copes with international pressure and ill health. An interview stirs up harrowing memories for Philip.

star 7.72
1,548 votes
Directors: Philip Martin
Writers: Peter Morgan