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

Posted: 19 May 2019 4:01 pm News

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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

Season Episode Title Rating Release date Votes
6 9 Battle of the Bastards 9.9 19 Jun 2016 161,540
6 10 The Winds of Winter 9.9 26 Jun 2016 111,218
5 8 Hardhome 9.9 31 May 2015 73,107
3 9 The Rains of Castamere 9.9 2 Jun 2013 70,341
7 4 The Spoils of War 9.8 6 Aug 2017 65,723
6 5 The Door 9.7 22 May 2016 53,102
4 2 The Lion and the Rose 9.7 13 Apr 2014 39,710
4 8 The Mountain and the Viper 9.7 1 Jun 2014 37,538
4 6 The Laws of Gods and Men 9.7 11 May 2014 33,922
2 9 Blackwater 9.7 27 May 2012 31,329
4 10 The Children 9.7 15 Jun 2014 30,897
4 9 The Watchers on the Wall 9.6 8 Jun 2014 31,075
1 9 Baelor 9.6 12 Jun 2011 27,299
3 4 And Now His Watch Is Ended 9.6 21 Apr 2013 24,669
7 7 The Dragon and the Wolf 9.5 27 Aug 2017 46,446
5 9 The Dance of Dragons 9.5 7 Jun 2015 31,592
1 10 Fire and Blood 9.5 19 Jun 2011 24,179
6 2 Home 9.4 1 May 2016 36,022
2 10 Valar Morghulis 9.4 3 Jun 2012 22,270
7 3 The Queen's Justice 9.3 30 Jul 2017 32,783
1 7 You Win or You Die 9.3 29 May 2011 21,142
7 6 Beyond the Wall 9.2 20 Aug 2017 45,602
6 4 Book of the Stranger 9.2 15 May 2016 26,335
1 6 A Golden Crown 9.2 22 May 2011 20,600
4 7 Mockingbird 9.2 18 May 2014 20,418
3 10 Mhysa 9.2 9 Jun 2013 20,277
5 10 Mother's Mercy 9.1 14 Jun 2015 30,636
4 1 Two Swords 9.1 6 Apr 2014 24,081
1 5 The Wolf and the Lion 9.1 15 May 2011 20,753
5 7 The Gift 9.1 24 May 2015 20,253
1 8 The Pointy End 9.1 5 Jun 2011 19,382
2 6 The Old Gods and the New 9.1 6 May 2012 18,484
3 8 Second Sons 9.1 19 May 2013 17,799
7 2 Stormborn 9.0 23 Jul 2017 31,585
7 5 Eastwatch 9.0 13 Aug 2017 30,806
1 1 Winter Is Coming 9.0 17 Jul 2011 28,738
3 5 Kissed by Fire 9.0 28 Apr 2013 17,994
2 7 A Man Without Honor 9.0 13 May 2012 17,919
3 1 Valar Dohaeris 8.9 31 Mar 2013 19,641
4 3 Breaker of Chains 8.9 20 Apr 2014 19,573
2 1 The North Remembers 8.9 1 Apr 2012 19,363
4 4 Oathkeeper 8.9 27 Apr 2014 18,705
2 3 What Is Dead May Never Die 8.9 15 Apr 2012 18,032
3 6 The Climb 8.9 5 May 2013 17,847
3 3 Walk of Punishment 8.9 14 Apr 2013 17,680
2 8 The Prince of Winterfell 8.9 20 May 2012 17,623
2 5 The Ghost of Harrenhal 8.9 29 Apr 2012 17,499
2 4 Garden of Bones 8.9 22 Apr 2012 17,355
6 3 Oathbreaker 8.8 8 May 2016 24,148
1 2 The Kingsroad 8.8 17 Jul 2011 22,058
1 4 Cripples, Bastards, and Broken Things 8.8 8 May 2011 19,801
4 5 First of His Name 8.8 4 May 2014 18,038
5 4 Sons of the Harpy 8.8 3 May 2015 17,909
3 7 The Bear and the Maiden Fair 8.8 12 May 2013 17,111
7 1 Dragonstone 8.7 16 Jul 2017 37,683
6 7 The Broken Man 8.7 5 Jun 2016 23,162
1 3 Lord Snow 8.7 1 May 2011 22,844
5 5 Kill the Boy 8.7 10 May 2015 18,114
3 2 Dark Wings, Dark Words 8.7 7 Apr 2013 17,493
6 1 The Red Woman 8.6 24 Apr 2016 29,869
5 1 The Wars to Come 8.6 12 Apr 2015 21,016
2 2 The Night Lands 8.6 8 Apr 2012 18,202
5 2 The House of Black and White 8.6 19 Apr 2015 17,978
5 3 High Sparrow 8.6 26 Apr 2015 17,286
6 8 No One 8.5 12 Jun 2016 26,812
6 6 Blood of My Blood 8.5 29 May 2016 23,953
8 2 A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms 8.4 21 Apr 2019 80,958
8 1 Winterfell 8.1 14 Apr 2017 84,816
5 6 Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken 8.1 17 May 2015 20,500
8 3 The Long Night 8.0 28 Apr 2019 156,705
8 5 The Bells 6.7 13 May 2019 120,123
8 4 The Last of the Starks 6.1 6 May 2019 106,386
8 6 TBA TBA 19 May 2019 TBA

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