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List Rules Best Game Of Thrones episodes, no matter how popular they are.

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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497 123
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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461 124
The Rains of Castamere is listed (or ranked) 3 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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381 96
Hardhome is listed (or ranked) 4 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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433 117
The Mountain and the Viper is listed (or ranked) 5 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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352 89
The Door is listed (or ranked) 6 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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428 120
Blackwater is listed (or ranked) 7 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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336 91
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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309 91
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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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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262 88
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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205 68
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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291 119
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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The Queen's Justice is listed (or ranked) 15 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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168 60
A Golden Crown is listed (or ranked) 16 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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187 74
The Children is listed (or ranked) 17 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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131 42
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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134 44
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

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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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

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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149 55
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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131 55
Valar Morghulis is listed (or ranked) 22 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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The Wolf and the Lion is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list After Thousands Of Votes, Here Are The Best Game Of Thrones Episodes According To Fans
May 15 2011

Catelyn has captured Tyrion and plans to bring him to her sister, Lysa Arryn, at the Vale, to be tried for his, supposed, crimes against Bran. Robert plans to have Daenerys killed, but Eddard refuses to be a part of it and quits.

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Fire and Blood is listed (or ranked) 24 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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Baelor is listed (or ranked) 25 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 Bear and the Maiden Fair is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list After Thousands Of Votes, Here Are The Best Game Of Thrones Episodes According To Fans
May 12 2013

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.

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The North Remembers is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list After Thousands Of Votes, Here Are The Best Game Of Thrones Episodes According To Fans
Apr 01 2012

Tyrion arrives at King's Landing to take his father's place as Hand of the King. Stannis Baratheon plans to take the Iron Throne for his own. Robb tries to decide his next move in the war. The Night's Watch arrive at the house of Craster.

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Mockingbird is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list After Thousands Of Votes, Here Are The Best Game Of Thrones Episodes According To Fans
May 18 2014

Tyrion tries to find a champion. Daenerys sleeps with Daario. The Hound becomes wounded. Jon's advice is ignored at Castle Black. Brienne and Podrick receive a tip on Arya's whereabouts.

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The Spoils of War is listed (or ranked) 29 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.

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Walk of Punishment is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list After Thousands Of Votes, Here Are The Best Game Of Thrones Episodes According To Fans
Apr 14 2013

Robb and Catelyn arrive at Riverrun for Lord Hoster Tully's funeral. Tywin names Tyrion the new Master of Coin. Arya says goodbye to Hot Pie. The Night's Watch returns to Craster's. Brienne and Jaime are taken prisoner.

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Stormborn is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list After Thousands Of Votes, Here Are The Best Game Of Thrones Episodes According To Fans
Season 7 Episode 2: [HBO] HD. 'Stormborn.' (Season Seven) Daenerys receives an unexpected visitor. Jon faces a revolt. Sam risks his career and life.

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Oathbreaker is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list After Thousands Of Votes, Here Are The Best Game Of Thrones Episodes According To Fans
Season 6 Episode 3: Daenerys meets her future. Bran meets the past. Tommen confronts the High Sparrow. Arya trains to be No One. Varys finds an answer. Ramsay gets a gift.

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Kissed by Fire is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list After Thousands Of Votes, Here Are The Best Game Of Thrones Episodes According To Fans
Apr 28 2013

Robb's army is falling apart. Jaime reveals a story, to Brienne, that he has never told anyone. Jon breaks his vows. The Hound is granted his freedom. The Lannisters hatch a new plan.

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66 25
Mother's Mercy is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list After Thousands Of Votes, Here Are The Best Game Of Thrones Episodes According To Fans
Season 5 Episode 10: Season Five Finale. Stannis marches. Dany is surrounded by strangers. Cersei seeks forgiveness. Jon is challenged.

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What is Dead May Never Die is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list After Thousands Of Votes, Here Are The Best Game Of Thrones Episodes According To Fans
Apr 15 2012

Tyrion tries to see who he can trust in the Small Council. Catelyn visits Renly to try and persuade him to join Robb in the war. Theon must decide if his loyalties lie with his own family or with Robb.

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Mhysa is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list After Thousands Of Votes, Here Are The Best Game Of Thrones Episodes According To Fans
Jun 09 2013

Bran and company travel beyond the Wall. Sam returns to Castle Black. Jon says goodbye to Ygritte. Jaime returns to King's Landing. The Night's Watch asks for help from Stannis.

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Breaker of Chains is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list After Thousands Of Votes, Here Are The Best Game Of Thrones Episodes According To Fans
Apr 20 2014

Tyrion is arrested for the murder of Joffery and awaits trial. Sansa escapes King's Landing. Sam sends Gilly to Mole's Town as the Night's Watch finds itself in a tight spot. Meereen challenges Daenerys.

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The Queen's Justice is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list After Thousands Of Votes, Here Are The Best Game Of Thrones Episodes According To Fans
Season 7 Episode 3: [HBO] HD. 'The Queen's Justice.' (Season Seven) Daenerys holds court. Tyrion backchannels. Cersei returns a gift. Jaime learns from his mistakes.

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The Pointy End is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list After Thousands Of Votes, Here Are The Best Game Of Thrones Episodes According To Fans
Jun 05 2011

Eddard and his men are betrayed and captured by the Lannisters. When word reaches Robb, he plans to go to war to rescue them. The White Walkers attack the Wall. Tyrion returns to his father with some new friends.

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Home is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list After Thousands Of Votes, Here Are The Best Game Of Thrones Episodes According To Fans
Season 6 Episode 2: Bran trains with the Three-Eyed Raven. In King's Landing, Jaime advises Tommen. Tyrion demands good news, but has to make his own. At Castle Black, the Night's Watch stands behind Thorne. Ramsay Bolton proposes a plan.

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The Dance of Dragons is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list After Thousands Of Votes, Here Are The Best Game Of Thrones Episodes According To Fans
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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86 49
Second Sons is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list After Thousands Of Votes, Here Are The Best Game Of Thrones Episodes According To Fans
May 19 2013

Daenerys tries to persuade the Second Sons to join her against Yunkai. Stannis releases Davos from the dungeons. Sam and Gilly are attacked by a White Walker. Sansa and Tyrion wed.

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Valar Dohaeris is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list After Thousands Of Votes, Here Are The Best Game Of Thrones Episodes According To Fans
Mar 31 2013

Jon is brought before Mance Rayder, the King Beyond the Wall, while the Night's Watch survivors retreat south. In King's Landing, Tyrion asks for his reward. Littlefinger offers Sansa a way out.

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Dragonstone is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list After Thousands Of Votes, Here Are The Best Game Of Thrones Episodes According To Fans
Season 7 Episode 1: [HBO] HD. 'Dragonstone.' Season Seven Premiere. Jon organizes the defense of the North. Cersei tries to even the odds. Daenerys comes home.

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The Ghost of Harrenhal is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list After Thousands Of Votes, Here Are The Best Game Of Thrones Episodes According To Fans
Apr 29 2012

Tyrion investigates a secret weapon that King Joffrey plans to use against Stannis. Meanwhile, as a token for saving his life, Jaqen H'ghar offers to kill three people that Arya chooses.

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And Now His Watch Is Ended is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list After Thousands Of Votes, Here Are The Best Game Of Thrones Episodes According To Fans
Season 3 Episode 4: The Night's Watch takes stock. Varys meets his better. Arya is taken to the commander of the Brotherhood. Dany exchanges a chain for a whip.

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The Broken Man is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list After Thousands Of Votes, Here Are The Best Game Of Thrones Episodes According To Fans
Season 6 Episode 7: The High Sparrow eyes another target. Jaime confronts a hero. Arya makes a plan. The North is reminded.

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The House of Black and White is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list After Thousands Of Votes, Here Are The Best Game Of Thrones Episodes According To Fans
Season 5 Episode 2: Arya arrives in Braavos. Pod and Brienne run into trouble on the road. Cersei fears for her daughter's safety in Dorne as Ellaria Sand seeks revenge for Oberyn's death. Stannis tempts Jon. An adviser tempts Dany.

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Game of Thrones: New Character... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list After Thousands Of Votes, Here Are The Best Game Of Thrones Episodes According To Fans
[HBO] An introduction to some of the new power players in Season 2 of the hit HBO series 'Game of Thrones.'

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Game of Thrones: Season 7 Trai... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list After Thousands Of Votes, Here Are The Best Game Of Thrones Episodes According To Fans
HD. Prepare for Season 7 of the HBO hit series 'Game of Thrones' with this riveting preview.