List of best Game of Thrones episodes: Ranked from 1 to 73

Posted: 19 May 2019 4:01 pm

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Winter has come and if you want to binge on the very best Game of Thrones episodes, then here is the definitive guide to your running order.

Game of Thrones Season 8 has launched and with it the final six episodes of the best show on TV. By the time it wraps, an impressive 73 episodes will have graced the TVs of hundreds of millions of fans around the globe. We've been there with you from the very start, providing countless guides and comparisons to ensure you never miss a shock death, political twist or bare-skinned moment.

As we near the end, it's time for perhaps the ultimate comparison of them all: which were the best Game of Thrones episodes? The truly unmissable experiences that will stand tall and strong hundreds of years from now when we look back at the best TV had to offer.

To discover the best Game of Thrones episodes, we've collated the review scores as voted by the fans on IMDB for each episode. (Impressively, the show has averaged 9.1 out of 10 over all of its episodes!) We've then ranked these Game of Thrones IMDB scores in order in the table below. Where two or more episodes received the same rating, we ordered them as per the number of voters – the more voters, the higher its rank.

Through this methodology, we've determined the best Game of Thrones episodes of all time, as voted by the fans.

  • Game of Thrones Seasons 1 to 7 are currently available to binge on Foxtel.
  • Game of Thrones Season 8 episodes will be available on Foxtel and Foxtel Now, from 11:00am on Monday 15 April 2019.
  • Game of Thrones Seasons 1 to 7 are also available to buy or rent on iTunes, Google Play, Microsoft Store and PlayStation Store.

List of the best Game of Thrones episodes

SeasonEpisodeTitleRatingRelease dateVotes
69Battle of the Bastards9.919 Jun 2016161,540
610The Winds of Winter9.926 Jun 2016111,218
58Hardhome9.931 May 201573,107
39The Rains of Castamere9.92 Jun 201370,341
74The Spoils of War9.86 Aug 201765,723
65The Door9.722 May 201653,102
42The Lion and the Rose9.713 Apr 201439,710
48The Mountain and the Viper9.71 Jun 201437,538
46The Laws of Gods and Men9.711 May 201433,922
29Blackwater9.727 May 201231,329
410The Children9.715 Jun 201430,897
49The Watchers on the Wall9.68 Jun 201431,075
19Baelor9.612 Jun 201127,299
34And Now His Watch Is Ended9.621 Apr 201324,669
77The Dragon and the Wolf9.527 Aug 201746,446
59The Dance of Dragons9.57 Jun 201531,592
110Fire and Blood9.519 Jun 201124,179
62Home9.41 May 201636,022
210Valar Morghulis9.43 Jun 201222,270
73The Queen's Justice9.330 Jul 201732,783
17You Win or You Die9.329 May 201121,142
76Beyond the Wall9.220 Aug 201745,602
64Book of the Stranger9.215 May 201626,335
16A Golden Crown9.222 May 201120,600
47Mockingbird9.218 May 201420,418
310Mhysa9.29 Jun 201320,277
510Mother's Mercy9.114 Jun 201530,636
41Two Swords9.16 Apr 201424,081
15The Wolf and the Lion9.115 May 201120,753
57The Gift9.124 May 201520,253
18The Pointy End9.15 Jun 201119,382
26The Old Gods and the New9.16 May 201218,484
38Second Sons9.119 May 201317,799
72Stormborn9.023 Jul 201731,585
75Eastwatch9.013 Aug 201730,806
11Winter Is Coming9.017 Jul 201128,738
35Kissed by Fire9.028 Apr 201317,994
27A Man Without Honor9.013 May 201217,919
31Valar Dohaeris8.931 Mar 201319,641
43Breaker of Chains8.920 Apr 201419,573
21The North Remembers8.91 Apr 201219,363
44Oathkeeper8.927 Apr 201418,705
23What Is Dead May Never Die8.915 Apr 201218,032
36The Climb8.95 May 201317,847
33Walk of Punishment8.914 Apr 201317,680
28The Prince of Winterfell8.920 May 201217,623
25The Ghost of Harrenhal8.929 Apr 201217,499
24Garden of Bones8.922 Apr 201217,355
63Oathbreaker8.88 May 201624,148
12The Kingsroad8.817 Jul 201122,058
14Cripples, Bastards, and Broken Things8.88 May 201119,801
45First of His Name8.84 May 201418,038
54Sons of the Harpy8.83 May 201517,909
37The Bear and the Maiden Fair8.812 May 201317,111
71Dragonstone8.716 Jul 201737,683
67The Broken Man8.75 Jun 201623,162
13Lord Snow8.71 May 201122,844
55Kill the Boy8.710 May 201518,114
32Dark Wings, Dark Words8.77 Apr 201317,493
61The Red Woman8.624 Apr 201629,869
51The Wars to Come8.612 Apr 201521,016
22The Night Lands8.68 Apr 201218,202
52The House of Black and White8.619 Apr 201517,978
53High Sparrow8.626 Apr 201517,286
68No One8.512 Jun 201626,812
66Blood of My Blood8.529 May 201623,953
82A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms8.421 Apr 201980,958
81Winterfell8.114 Apr 201784,816
56Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken8.117 May 201520,500
83The Long Night8.028 Apr 2019156,705
85The Bells6.713 May 2019120,123
84The Last of the Starks6.16 May 2019106,386
86TBATBA19 May 2019TBA

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