Game of Thrones: Ranking the Best Episodes

by rafatxeira98 | created - 2 months ago | updated - 2 months ago | Public

Honourable Mentions: A Golden Crown S01E06 Valar Morghulis S02E10 And Now His Watch Is Ended S03E04 Kissed by Fire S03E05 Mhysa S03E10 The Gift S05E07 Home S06E02 Dragonstone S07E01 The Queen's Justice S07E03 A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms S08E02

Ranking of the Seasons: 4 > 6 > 7 > 1 > 5 > 3 > 2 > 8

Episodes in this list: Season 4: 7; Season 6: 4; Season 7: 3; Season 1: 4; Season 5: 3; Season 3: 1; Season 2: 1; Season 8: 2

Best Directors: #1 Miguel Sapochnik #2 David Nutter #3 Alex Graves #4 Neil Marshall #5 Alan Taylor #6 Jeremy Podeswa

Best Performances: #1 Peter Dinklage (Baelor, The Laws of Gods and Men, The Iron Throne) #2 Lena Headey (Blackwater, Mother's Mercy, The Winds of Winter) #3 Diana Rigg (Dark Wings, Dark Words, The Lion and the Rose, The Queen's Justice) #4 Emilia Clarke (Beyond the Wall, The Last of the Starks, The Bells) #5 Kit Harington (Battle of the Bastards, Beyond the Wall, The Iron Throne) #6 Charles Dance (You Win or You Die, The Laws of Gods and Men, The Children) #7 Stephen Dillane (High Sparrow, The Dance of Dragons, Mother's Mercy) #8 Sean Bean (A Golden Crown, You Win or You Die, Baelor) #9 Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Kissed by Fire, The Spoils of War, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms) #10 Maisie Williams (No One, Beyond the Wall, The Long Night)

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1. Game of Thrones (2011–2019)
Episode: Battle of the Bastards (2016)

TV-MA | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

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

Director: Miguel Sapochnik | Stars: Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, Emilia Clarke, Liam Cunningham

Votes: 181,889

Season 6, episode 9

2. Game of Thrones (2011–2019)
Episode: The Winds of Winter (2016)

TV-MA | 68 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

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.

Director: Miguel Sapochnik | Stars: Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Kit Harington

Votes: 126,168

Season 6, episode 10

3. Game of Thrones (2011–2019)
Episode: The Rains of Castamere (2013)

TV-MA | 51 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

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.

Director: David Nutter | Stars: Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, Richard Madden, Iain Glen

Votes: 84,210

Season 3, episode 9

4. Game of Thrones (2011–2019)
Episode: The Children (2014)

R | 65 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

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.

Director: Alex Graves | Stars: Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke

Votes: 36,863

Season 4, episode 10

5. Game of Thrones (2011–2019)
Episode: The Long Night (2019)

TV-MA | 82 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

The Night King and his army have arrived at Winterfell and the great battle begins.

Director: Miguel Sapochnik | Stars: Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington

Votes: 195,732

Season 8, episode 3

6. Game of Thrones (2011–2019)
Episode: The Watchers on the Wall (2014)

R | 51 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

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

Director: Neil Marshall | Stars: Kit Harington, John Bradley, Hannah Murray, Rose Leslie

Votes: 37,462

Season 4, episode 9

7. Game of Thrones (2011–2019)
Episode: Hardhome (2015)

TV-MA | 61 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

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.

Director: Miguel Sapochnik | Stars: Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington

Votes: 85,083

Season 5, episode 8

8. Game of Thrones (2011–2019)
Episode: Beyond the Wall (2017)

TV-MA | 70 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Jon and his team go beyond the wall to capture a wight. Daenerys has to make a tough decision.

Director: Alan Taylor | Stars: Peter Dinklage, Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, Aidan Gillen

Votes: 56,481

Season 7, episode 6

9. Game of Thrones (2011–2019)
Episode: The Door (2016)

TV-MA | 57 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

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.

Director: Jack Bender | Stars: Peter Dinklage, Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, Aidan Gillen

Votes: 62,144

Season 6, episode 5

10. Game of Thrones (2011–2019)
Episode: The Spoils of War (2017)

TV-MA | 50 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Daenerys takes matters into her own hands. Arya reaches her destination. Jaime and Bronn collect the spoils from the war with the Tyrells.

Director: Matt Shakman | Stars: Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke

Votes: 77,304

Season 7, episode 4

11. Game of Thrones (2011–2019)
Episode: Blackwater (2012)

TV-MA | 55 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

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.

Director: Neil Marshall | Stars: Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Charles Dance, Liam Cunningham

Votes: 38,352

Season 2, episode 9

12. Game of Thrones (2011–2019)
Episode: The Laws of Gods and Men (2014)

TV-MA | 51 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

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.

Director: Alik Sakharov | Stars: Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke

Votes: 40,948

Season 4, episode 6

13. Game of Thrones (2011–2019)
Episode: Baelor (2011)

TV-MA | 57 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

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.

Director: Alan Taylor | Stars: Sean Bean, Michelle Fairley, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey

Votes: 34,982

Season 1, episode 9

14. Game of Thrones (2011–2019)
Episode: The Dragon and the Wolf (2017)

TV-MA | 80 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Everyone meets in King's Landing to discuss the fate of the realm. In Winterfell, Sansa confronts Arya. Sam reaches Winterfell, where he and Bran discover a shocking secret about Jon Snow.

Director: Jeremy Podeswa | Stars: Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke

Votes: 55,957

Season 7, episode 7

15. Game of Thrones (2011–2019)
Episode: Mother's Mercy (2015)

TV-MA | 60 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Stannis arrives at Winterfell. Tyrion runs Meereen as Daario and Jorah go after Daenerys. Jaime and Myrcella leave Dorne. Jon sends Sam and Gilly to Oldtown. Arya challenges the Many-Faced God. Cersei confesses her sins.

Director: David Nutter | Stars: Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke

Votes: 35,964

Season 5, episode 10

16. Game of Thrones (2011–2019)
Episode: The Lion and the Rose (2014)

TV-MA | 52 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

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.

Director: Alex Graves | Stars: Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Charles Dance

Votes: 44,766

Season 4, episode 2

17. Game of Thrones (2011–2019)
Episode: The Mountain and the Viper (2014)

TV-MA | 52 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

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.

Director: Alex Graves | Stars: Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke

Votes: 44,774

Season 4, episode 8

18. Game of Thrones (2011–2019)
Episode: The Dance of Dragons (2015)

TV-MA | 52 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Jon and the wildlings return to Castle Black. Jaime meets with Doran Martell. Stannis makes a hard choice. Arya runs into Meryn Trant. Daenerys attends the grand reopening of the fighting pits.

Director: David Nutter | Stars: Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington

Votes: 37,083

Season 5, episode 9

19. Game of Thrones (2011–2019)
Episode: You Win or You Die (2011)

TV-MA | 58 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Robert has been injured while hunting and is dying. Jon and the others finally take their vows to the Night's Watch. A man, sent by Robert, is captured for trying to poison Daenerys. Furious, Drogo vows to attack the Seven Kingdoms.

Director: Daniel Minahan | Stars: Sean Bean, Mark Addy, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey

Votes: 26,625

Season 1, episode 7

20. Game of Thrones (2011–2019)
Episode: Winter Is Coming (2011)

TV-MA | 62 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Eddard Stark is torn between his family and an old friend when asked to serve at the side of King Robert Baratheon; Viserys plans to wed his sister to a nomadic warlord in exchange for an army.

Director: Timothy Van Patten | Stars: Sean Bean, Mark Addy, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Michelle Fairley

Votes: 37,296

Season 1, episode 1

21. Game of Thrones (2011–2019)
Episode: Two Swords (2014)

TV-MA | 58 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Tyrion welcomes a guest to King's Landing. At Castle Black, Jon stands trial. Daenerys is pointed to Meereen, the mother of all slave cities. Arya runs into an old enemy.

Directors: D.B. Weiss, David Benioff | Stars: Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke

Votes: 28,468

Season 4, episode 1

22. Game of Thrones (2011–2019)
Episode: Mockingbird (2014)

TV-MA | 51 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

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.

Director: Alik Sakharov | Stars: Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke

Votes: 24,745

Season 4, episode 7

23. Game of Thrones (2011–2019)
Episode: Fire and Blood (2011)

TV-MA | 53 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

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.

Director: Alan Taylor | Stars: Sean Bean, Michelle Fairley, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey

Votes: 30,699

Season 1, episode 10

24. Game of Thrones (2011–2019)
Episode: A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms (2019)

TV-MA | 58 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Jaime faces judgment and Winterfell prepares for the battle to come.

Director: David Nutter | Stars: Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington

Votes: 116,332

Season 8, episode 2

25. Game of Thrones (2011–2019)
Episode: Book of the Stranger (2016)

TV-MA | 59 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Sansa arrives at Castle Black. Tyrion makes a deal with the slave masters. Jorah and Daario sneak into Vaes Dothrak. Ramsay sends a letter to Jon. Theon arrives at Pyke. Cersei and Olenna Tyrell plot against the High Sparrow.

Director: Daniel Sackheim | Stars: Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke

Votes: 31,442

Season 6, episode 4



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