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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

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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549 137
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

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.

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431 103
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

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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514 134
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
Jun 02 2013

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.

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469 129
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

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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468 129
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
Jun 01 2014

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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387 98
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

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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366 100
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

The battle between the Night's Watch and the wildlings has come.

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328 101
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
Apr 17 2011

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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The Dragon and the Wolf is listed (or ranked) 10 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

A meeting is held in King's Landing. Problems arise in the North.

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293 91
Game of Thrones Season 4 Episo... is listed (or ranked) 11 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

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.

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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

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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214 75
And Now His Watch is Ended is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list After Thousands Of Votes, Here Are The Best Game Of Thrones Episodes According To Fans
Apr 21 2013

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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303 125
Beyond the Wall is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list After Thousands Of Votes, Here Are The Best Game Of Thrones Episodes According To Fans
Beyond the Wall August 20, 2017

Jon and the Brotherhood hunt the dead. Arya confronts Sansa. Tyrion thinks about the future. 

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197 75
The Children is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list After Thousands Of Votes, Here Are The Best Game Of Thrones Episodes According To Fans
June 15, 2014

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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129 36
The Queen's Justice is listed (or ranked) 16 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

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

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176 64
A Golden Crown is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list After Thousands Of Votes, Here Are The Best Game Of Thrones Episodes According To Fans
May 22 2011

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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137 44
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

Lord Stark and his daughters arrive at King's Landing to discover the intrigues of the king's realm.

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The Climb is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list After Thousands Of Votes, Here Are The Best Game Of Thrones Episodes According To Fans
May 05 2013

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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138 47
Game of Thrones Season 4 Episo... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list After Thousands Of Votes, Here Are The Best Game Of Thrones Episodes According To Fans
Oathkeeper April 27, 2014

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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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

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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Fire and Blood is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list After Thousands Of Votes, Here Are The Best Game Of Thrones Episodes According To Fans
Jun 19 2011

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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134 56
Valar Morghulis is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list After Thousands Of Votes, Here Are The Best Game Of Thrones Episodes According To Fans
Jun 03 2012

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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157 72
Baelor is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list After Thousands Of Votes, Here Are The Best Game Of Thrones Episodes According To Fans
Jun 12 2011

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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The Spoils of War is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list After Thousands Of Votes, Here Are The Best Game Of Thrones Episodes According To Fans
Season 7 Episode 4: [HBO] HD. 'The Spoils of War.' (Season Seven) The Lannisters pay their debts. Daenerys weighs her options. Arya comes home.