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After Thousands Of Votes, Here Are The Best Game Of Thrones Episodes According To Fans

Updated May 6, 2020 21.3k votes 2.8k voters 20.1k views46 items

List RulesVote up the best Game of Thrones episodes - the ones that were most exciting, entertaining, and well done.

Here are the best Game of Thrones episodes, as determined by voters like you. HBO's groundbreaking show based off the popular books by George R. R. Martin is a dazzling spectacle of some of television's best world building, character developments, performances and jaw-dropping surprises. Now that the finale has come and gone, you may be looking for more shows like Game of Thrones. But if your mind is still preoccupied with everything that went down, we've put together this list to help you process.

With all the amazing episodes of the show that exist, it's hard to trust just one person's opinion of what the top Game of Thrones episodes of all time are. Fans of Game of Thrones are very passionate about the show, and there are often debates over which GoT episodes are the greatest. That's why this list exists- so you can vote for your favorite GoT episodes, and we can find out once and for all what everyone thinks the best episode is.

This list of the greatest GoT episodes includes "The Spoils of War," "The Rains of Castamere," and "Hardhome." What is the best Game of Thrones episode of all time? Look below and find out.

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    Battle of the Bastards

    June 19, 2016

    Season6

    Episode Number9

    Season 6 Episode 9: Jon and Sansa face Ramsay Bolton on the fields of Winterfell. Daenerys strikes back at her enemies. Theon and Yara arrive in Meereen.

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    1,014
    215

    SeasonGame of Thrones Season 3

    Episode Number9

    SeriesGame of Thrones

    Season 3 Episode 9: Robb and Catelyn arrive at the Twins for the wedding. Jon is put to the test to see where his loyalties truly lie. Bran's group decides to split up. Daenerys plans an invasion of Yunkai.

    (AKA The Red Wedding)

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    1,040
    223

    The Winds of Winter

    June 26, 2016

    Season6

    Episode Number10

    Season 6 Episode 10: Season 6 FInale. Cersei and Loras Tyrell stand trial by the gods. Daenerys prepares to set sail for Westeros. Davos confronts Melisandre. Sam and Gilly arrive in the Citadel. Bran discovers a long-kept secret. Lord Frey has an uninvited guest.

    (AKA Arya's Red Wedding revenge.)

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    886
    194

    Hardhome

    May 31, 2015

    Season5

    Episode Number8

    Season 5 Episode 8: Tyrion advises Daenerys. Sansa forces Theon to tell her a secret. Cersei remains stubborn. Arya meets her first target. Jon and Tormund meet with the wildling elders.

  • 5
    811
    196

    Blackwater

    May 27, 2012

    SeasonGame of Thrones - Season 2

    Episode Number9

    SeriesGame of Thrones

    Season 2 Episode 9: Stannis Baratheon's fleet and army arrive at King's Landing and the battle for the city begins. Cersei plans for her and her children's future.

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    810
    188

    SeasonGame of Thrones - Season 4

    Episode Number8

    SeriesGame of Thrones

    Season 4 Episode 8: Theon helps Ramsay seize Moat Cailin. The wildlings attack Mole's Town. Sansa comes up with a story to protect Lord Baelish. Daenerys finds out a secret about Jorah Mormont. Oberyn Martell faces Gregor Clegane, the Mountain.

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    159

    SeasonGame of Thrones - Season 4

    Episode Number9

    SeriesGame of Thrones

    Season 4 Episode 9: The battle between the Night's Watch and the wildlings has come.

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    585
    141

    The Lion and the Rose

    April 13, 2014

    SeasonGame of Thrones - Season 4

    Episode Number2

    SeriesGame of Thrones

    Season 4 Episode 2: Joffrey and Margaery's wedding has come. Tyrion breaks up with Shae. Ramsay tries to prove his worth to his father. Bran and company find a Weirwood tree.

    (AKA The Purple Wedding)

  • 9
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    192

    The Door

    May 22, 2016

    Season6

    Episode Number5

    Season 6 Episode 5: Sansa and Jon make plans. Arya is given another chance to prove herself. Jorah confesses a secret to Daenerys. Tyrion meets with a red priestess. Yara finds her rule tested. Bran discovers the origin of the White Walkers.

  • 10
    527
    137

    SeasonGame of Thrones - Season 4

    Episode Number6

    SeriesGame of Thrones

    Season 4 Episode 6: Tyrion's trial has come. Yara and her troops storm the Dreadfort to free Theon. Daenerys meets Hizdar zo Loraq. Stannis makes a deal with the Iron Bank of Braavos.

  • 11
    574
    170

    Winter Is Coming

    April 17, 2011

    SeasonGame of Thrones - Season 1

    Episode Number1

    SeriesGame of Thrones

    Season 1 Episode 1: Series Premiere. Jon Arryn, the Hand of the King, is dead. King Robert Baratheon plans to ask his oldest friend, Eddard Stark, to take Jon's place. Across the sea, Viserys Targaryen plans to wed his sister to a nomadic warlord in exchange for an army.

  • 12
    362
    108

    The Children

    June 15, 2014

    SeasonGame of Thrones - Season 4

    Episode Number10

    SeriesGame of Thrones

    Season 4 Episode 10: Season 4 Finale. Jon makes an important decision. Daenerys experiences new consequences. Brienne and Podrick have an unexpected encounter. Bran achieves a goal, while Tyrion makes an important discovery.

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    83

    Baelor

    June 12, 2011

    SeasonGame of Thrones - Season 1

    Episode Number9

    SeriesGame of Thrones

    Season 1 Episode 9: Robb goes to war against the Lannisters. Jon finds himself struggling on deciding if his place is with Robb or the Night's Watch. Drogo has fallen ill from a fresh battle wound. Daenerys is desperate to save him.

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    381
    121

    SeasonGame of Thrones Season 3

    Episode Number4

    SeriesGame of Thrones

    Season 3 Episode 4: Jaime mopes over his lost hand. Cersei is growing uncomfortable with the Tyrells. The Night's Watch is growing impatient with Craster. Daenerys buys the Unsullied.

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    754
    299

    The Long Night

    April 28, 2019

    Season 8 Episode 3: The White Walkers arrive at Winterfell and battle commences. Melisandre reappears and provides essential flames. Dany and Jon do dragon battle with the Night King high above. Lyanna Mormont kills a giant. Theon defends Bran to the bitter end and is redeemed. Arya and Catspaw save the day.

  • 16
    257
    69

    Fire and Blood

    June 19, 2011

    SeasonGame of Thrones - Season 1

    Episode Number10

    SeriesGame of Thrones

    Season 1 Episode 10: Season 1 Finale. With Ned dead, Robb vows to get revenge on the Lannisters. Jon must officially decide if his place is with Robb or the Night's Watch. Daenerys says her final goodbye to Drogo.

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    312
    90

    A Golden Crown

    May 22, 2011

    SeasonGame of Thrones - Season 1

    Episode Number6

    SeriesGame of Thrones

    Season 1 Episode 6: While recovering from his battle with Jaime, Eddard is forced to run the kingdom while Robert goes hunting. Tyrion demands a trial by combat for his freedom. Viserys is losing his patience with Drogo.

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    197

    The Dragon and the Wolf

    August 27, 2017

    Season7

    Episode Number7

    Season 7 Episode 7: Season 7 Finale. A meeting is held in King's Landing. Problems arise in the North.

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    345
    141

    A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms

    April 21, 2019

    Season 8 Episode 2: Winterfell enjoys one last night before the White Walkers arrive. Brienne is knighted. Arya and Gendry consummate their friendship. Sam gives Jorah Heartsbane. Jaime is redeemed. Jon tells Dany his true identity. Everyone says how safe the crypts are.

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    215
    65

    Valar Morghulis

    June 03, 2012

    SeasonGame of Thrones - Season 2

    Episode Number10

    SeriesGame of Thrones

    Season 2 Episode 10: Season 2 Finale. Joffrey puts Sansa aside for Margaery Tyrell. Robb marries Talisa Maegyr. Jon prepares to meet Mance Rayder. Arya says farewell to Jaqen H'ghar. Daenerys tries to rescue her dragons.

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    The Climb

    May 05, 2013

    SeasonGame of Thrones Season 3

    Episode Number6

    SeriesGame of Thrones

    Season 3 Episode 6: Jon and the wildlings scale the Wall. The Brotherhood sells Gendry to Melisandre. Robb does what he can to win back the Freys. Tyrion tells Sansa about their engagement.

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    Season 5 Episode 9: Stannis confronts a troubling decision. Jon returns to The Wall. Mace visits the Iron Bank. Arya encounters someone from her past. Dany reluctantly oversees a traditional celebration of athleticism.

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    Beyond the Wall

    August 20, 2017

    Season7

    Episode Number6

    Season 7 Episode 6: Jon and the Brotherhood hunt the dead. Arya confronts Sansa. Tyrion thinks about the future. 

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    Mother's Mercy

    June 14, 2015

    Season 5 Episode 10: Season Five Finale. Stannis marches. Dany is surrounded by strangers. Cersei seeks forgiveness. Jon is challenged.

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    SeasonGame of Thrones Season 3

    Episode Number7

    SeriesGame of Thrones

    Season 3 Episode 7: Jon and the wildlings travel south of the Wall. Talisa tells Robb that she's pregnant. Arya runs away from the Brotherhood. Daenerys arrives at Yunkai. Jaime leaves Brienne behind at Harrenhal.