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List Rules Vote 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. 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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list After Thousands Of Votes, Here Are The Best Game Of Thrones Episodes According To Fans
Battle of the Bastards June 19, 2016

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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582 145
The Winds of Winter is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list After Thousands Of Votes, Here Are The Best Game Of Thrones Episodes According To Fans
The Winds of Winter June 26, 2016

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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461 107
Hardhome is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list After Thousands Of Votes, Here Are The Best Game Of Thrones Episodes According To Fans
Bharat Joshi added May 31, 2015

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.

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541 136
The Rains of Castamere is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list After Thousands Of Votes, Here Are The Best Game Of Thrones Episodes According To Fans
June 02, 2013

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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490 134
Blackwater is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list After Thousands Of Votes, Here Are The Best Game Of Thrones Episodes According To Fans
May 27, 2012

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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490 135
The Mountain and the Viper is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list After Thousands Of Votes, Here Are The Best Game Of Thrones Episodes According To Fans
June 01, 2014

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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410 105
The Door is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list After Thousands Of Votes, Here Are The Best Game Of Thrones Episodes According To Fans
The Door May 22, 2016

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.

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379 104
The Watchers on the Wall is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list After Thousands Of Votes, Here Are The Best Game Of Thrones Episodes According To Fans
June 8, 2014

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

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341 105
Winter Is Coming is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list After Thousands Of Votes, Here Are The Best Game Of Thrones Episodes According To Fans
April 17, 2011

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.

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311 92
Game of Thrones Season 4 Episo... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list After Thousands Of Votes, Here Are The Best Game Of Thrones Episodes According To Fans
The Lion and the Rose April 13, 2014

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)

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355 119
The Dragon and the Wolf is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list After Thousands Of Votes, Here Are The Best Game Of Thrones Episodes According To Fans
The Dragon and the Wolf August 27, 2017

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

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299 96
Game of Thrones Season 4 Episo... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list After Thousands Of Votes, Here Are The Best Game Of Thrones Episodes According To Fans
The Laws of Gods and Men May 11, 2014

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.

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313 130
Beyond the Wall is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list After Thousands Of Votes, Here Are The Best Game Of Thrones Episodes According To Fans
Beyond the Wall August 20, 2017

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

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227 85
And Now His Watch is Ended is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list After Thousands Of Votes, Here Are The Best Game Of Thrones Episodes According To Fans
April 21, 2013

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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189 65
A Golden Crown is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list After Thousands Of Votes, Here Are The Best Game Of Thrones Episodes According To Fans
May 22, 2011

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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210 79
The Children is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list After Thousands Of Votes, Here Are The Best Game Of Thrones Episodes According To Fans
June 15, 2014

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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135 40
The Queen's Justice is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list After Thousands Of Votes, Here Are The Best Game Of Thrones Episodes According To Fans
The Queen's Justice July 30, 2017

Season 7 Episode 3: Daenerys and Jon meet. Cersei gains a new ally. Sansa receives an unexpected visitor. Sam is confronted for his actions.

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145 46
Lord Snow is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list After Thousands Of Votes, Here Are The Best Game Of Thrones Episodes According To Fans
May 01, 2011

Season 1 Episode 3: Lord Stark and his daughters arrive at King's Landing to discover the intrigues of the king's realm.

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146 49
Game of Thrones Season 4 Episo... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list After Thousands Of Votes, Here Are The Best Game Of Thrones Episodes According To Fans
Oathkeeper April 27, 2014

Season 4 Episode 4: Jaime entrusts a task to Brienne. Daenerys frees Meereen. Jon is given permission to lead a group of Night's Watchmen to Craster's Keep. Bran and company are taken hostage.

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174 69
The Climb is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list After Thousands Of Votes, Here Are The Best Game Of Thrones Episodes According To Fans
May 05, 2013

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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157 60
Cripples, Bastards, and Broken... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list After Thousands Of Votes, Here Are The Best Game Of Thrones Episodes According To Fans
May 08, 2011

Season 1 Episode 4: Eddard investigates Jon Arryn's murder. Jon befriends Samwell Tarly, a coward who has come to join the Night's Watch.

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The Spoils of War is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list After Thousands Of Votes, Here Are The Best Game Of Thrones Episodes According To Fans
August 6, 2017

Season 7 Episode 4: The Lannisters pay their debts. Daenerys weighs her options. Arya comes home.

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141 55
Fire and Blood is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list After Thousands Of Votes, Here Are The Best Game Of Thrones Episodes According To Fans
June 19, 2011

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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142 57
Winterfell is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list After Thousands Of Votes, Here Are The Best Game Of Thrones Episodes According To Fans
Winterfell April 14, 2019

Season 8 Episode 1: Season 8 Premiere. Jon and Dany return to Winterfell, greeted by a suspicious North, skeptical of following a new queen. Jon rides a dragon and learns his true identity. Cersei and Euron consummate their relationship, even though he didn't bring the elephants. The White Walkers, having broken through the Wall, leave a spiral message at Last Hearth.

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Baelor is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list After Thousands Of Votes, Here Are The Best Game Of Thrones Episodes According To Fans
June 12, 2011

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.