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

List of the best Game of Thrones episodes

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If you want to binge on the very best Game of Thrones episodes, here’s 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.

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 collated the review scores as voted by the fans on IMDB for each episode. We then ranked those 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 determined the best Game of Thrones episodes of all time, as voted by the fans. Impressively, the show has averaged 9.1 out of 10 over all of its episodes.

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Season Episode Title Rating Release date Votes
6 9 Battle of the Bastards 9.9 Jun 19, 2016 161,540
6 10 The Winds of Winter 9.9 Jun 26, 2016 111,218
5 8 Hardhome 9.9 May 31, 2015 73,107
3 9 The Rains of Castamere 9.9 Jun 2, 2013 70,341
7 4 The Spoils of War 9.8 Aug 6, 2017 65,723
6 5 The Door 9.7 May 22, 2016 53,102
4 2 The Lion and the Rose 9.7 Apr 12, 2014 39,710
4 8 The Mountain and the Viper 9.7 Jun 1, 2014 37,538
4 6 The Laws of Gods and Men 9.7 May 11, 2014 33,922
2 9 Blackwater 9.7 May 27, 2012 31,329
4 10 The Children 9.7 Jun 15, 2014 30,897
7 7 The Dragon and the Wolf 9.6 Aug 27, 2017 44,034
4 9 The Watchers on the Wall 9.6 Jun 8, 2014 31,075
1 9 Baelor 9.6 Jun 12, 2011 27,299
3 4 And Now His Watch Is Ended 9.6 Apr 21, 2013 24,669
5 9 The Dance of Dragons 9.5 Jun 7, 2015 31,592
1 10 Fire and Blood 9.5 Jun 19 2011 24,179
6 2 Home 9.4 May 1, 2016 36,022
2 10 Valar Morghulis 9.4 Jun 3, 2012 22,270
7 3 The Queen’s Justice 9.3 Jul 30, 2017 32,783
1 7 You Win or You Die 9.3 May 29, 2011 21,142
7 6 Beyond the Wall 9.2 Aug 20, 2017 45,602
6 4 Book of the Stranger 9.2 May 15, 2016 26,335
1 6 A Golden Crown 9.2 May 22, 2011 20,600
4 7 Mockingbird 9.2 May 18, 2014 20,418
3 10 Mhysa 9.2 Jun 9, 2013 20,277
5 10 Mother’s Mercy 9.1 Jun 14, 2015 30,636
4 1 Two Swords 9.1 Apr 6, 2014 24,081
1 5 The Wolf and the Lion 9.1 May 15, 2011 20,753
5 7 The Gift 9.1 May 24, 2015 20,253
1 8 The Pointy End 9.1 Jun 5, 2011 19,382
2 6 The Old Gods and the New 9.1 May 6, 2012 18,484
3 8 Second Sons 9.1 May 19, 2013 17,799
7 2 Stormborn 9.0 Jul 23, 2017 31,585
7 5 Eastwatch 9.0 Aug 13, 2017 30,806
1 1 Winter Is Coming 9.0 Jul 17, 2011 28,738
3 5 Kissed by Fire 9.0 Apr 28, 2013 17,994
2 7 A Man Without Honor 9.0 May 13, 2012 17,919
8 1 Winterfell 8.9 Apr 14, 2017 23,385
3 1 Valar Dohaeris 8.9 Mar 31, 2013 19,641
4 3 Breaker of Chains 8.9 Apr 20, 2014 19,573
2 1 The North Remembers 8.9 Apr 1, 2012 19,363
4 4 Oathkeeper 8.9 Apr 27, 2014 18,705
2 3 What Is Dead May Never Die 8.9 Apr 15, 2012 18,032
3 6 The Climb 8.9 May 5, 2013 17,847
3 3 Walk of Punishment 8.9 Apr 14, 2013 17,680
2 8 The Prince of Winterfell 8.9 May 20, 2012 17,623
2 5 The Ghost of Harrenhal 8.9 Apr 29, 2012 17,499
2 4 Garden of Bones 8.9 Apr 22, 2012 17,355
6 3 Oathbreaker 8.8 May 8, 2016 24,148
1 2 The Kingsroad 8.8 Jul 17, 2011 22,058
1 4 Cripples, Bastards, and Broken Things 8.8 May 8, 2011 19,801
4 5 First of His Name 8.8 May 4, 2014 18,038
5 4 Sons of the Harpy 8.8 May 3, 2015 17,909
3 7 The Bear and the Maiden Fair 8.8 May 12, 2013 17,111
7 1 Dragonstone 8.7 Jul 16, 2017 37,683
6 7 The Broken Man 8.7 Jun 5, 2016 23,162
1 3 Lord Snow 8.7 May 1, 2011 22,844
5 5 Kill the Boy 8.7 May 10, 2015 18,114
3 2 Dark Wings, Dark Words 8.7 Apr 7, 2013 17,493
6 1 The Red Woman 8.6 Apr 24, 2016 29,869
5 1 The Wars to Come 8.6 Apr 12, 2015 21,016
2 2 The Night Lands 8.6 Apr 8, 2012 18,202
5 2 The House of Black and White 8.6 Apr 19, 2015 17,978
5 3 High Sparrow 8.6 Apr 26, 2015 17,286
6 8 No One 8.5 Jun 12, 2016 26,812
6 6 Blood of My Blood 8.5 May 29, 2016 23,953
5 6 Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken 8.1 May 17, 2015 20,500
8 2 TBA TBA Apr 21, 2019 TBA
8 3 TBA TBA Apr 28, 2019 TBA
8 4 TBA TBA May 5, 2019 TBA
8 5 TBA TBA May 12, 2019 TBA
8 6 TBA TBA May 19, 2019 TBA

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