The Walking Dead Best Episodes Ranked

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1. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: The Calm Before (2019)

TV-MA | 57 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

The four communities come together in celebration at the Kingdom's fair, but while some pacts are renewed, others come at a much steeper price.

Director: Laura Belsey | Stars: Norman Reedus, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Alanna Masterson

Votes: 8,028

2. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: No Way Out (2016)

TV-MA | 43 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

Daryl, Abraham and Sasha face-off against the Saviors. Back at Alexandria, Rick and his group make their way through the herd.

Director: Greg Nicotero | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan

Votes: 23,436

3. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: The Day Will Come When You Won't Be (2016)

TV-MA | 46 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

Having been brutally overpowered by Negan and his Saviors, Rick and the group kneel helplessly as they suffer heavy losses that will haunt them forever.

Director: Greg Nicotero | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan

Votes: 34,676

4. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: No Sanctuary (2014)

TV-MA | 42 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

Carol takes drastic action to rescue Rick and the group from the cannibals of Terminus as she and Tyreese reach the compound. A familiar face makes a return.

Director: Greg Nicotero | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan

Votes: 22,746

5. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: What Comes After (2018)

TV-MA | 45 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

Rick is forced to face the past as he struggles to maintain the safety of the communities and protect the future he and Carl envisioned.

Director: Greg Nicotero | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira

Votes: 10,269

6. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: Too Far Gone (2013)

TV-MA | 43 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

Rick and the group face imminent danger as The Governor tries to take the prison.

Director: Ernest R. Dickerson | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan

Votes: 21,107

7. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: JSS (2015)

TV-MA | 44 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

While Rick and his group lure the herd away, Carol and Morgan lead a line of defense against the Wolves when Alexandria comes under attack.

Director: Jennifer Lynch | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan

Votes: 12,686

8. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: Evolution (2018)

TV-MA | 44 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

A small rescue mission braves a dangerous herd in their hunt for a missing comrade, only to discover a surprising threat that could doom them all.

Director: Michael E. Satrazemis | Stars: Norman Reedus, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Alanna Masterson

Votes: 6,540

9. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: The Grove (2014)

TV-MA | 42 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

Carol has to cope with old secrets and Lizzie's psychotic behavior when she, Tyreese and the girls take refuge in a vacant house on the way to Terminus.

Director: Michael E. Satrazemis | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan

Votes: 13,138

10. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: Four Walls and a Roof (2014)

TV-MA | 42 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

With Bob's life hanging in the balance, the group prepares to fight back against Gareth and his group of cannibals.

Director: Jeffrey F. January | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan

Votes: 11,237

11. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: Not Tomorrow Yet (2016)

TV-MA | 43 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

Rick leads a surprise attack against the Saviors with the joint forces of Alexandria and the Hilltop. As two group members end up captured, Tara and Heath leave on a two-week supply run.

Director: Greg Nicotero | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan

Votes: 9,669

12. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: Conquer (2015)

TV-MA | 65 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

Daryl and Aaron cross paths with Morgan. Back at the safe-zone, the people of Alexandria decide what to do with Rick, as a new danger emerges.

Director: Greg Nicotero | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan

Votes: 13,404

13. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: Days Gone Bye (2010)

TV-14 | 67 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

Deputy Sheriff Rick Grimes awakens from a coma, and searches for his family in a world ravaged by the undead.

Director: Frank Darabont | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden

Votes: 19,104

14. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: A (2014)

TV-MA | 42 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

Rick, Carl and Michonne cross paths with the Claimers once again on the way to Terminus, as the so-called sanctuary begins to reveal its true face.

Director: Michelle MacLaren | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan

Votes: 12,679

15. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: Scars (2019)

TV-MA | 45 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

An outsider's arrival forces Alexandria to rehash devastating old wounds; eye-opening secrets from the past are revealed.

Director: Millicent Shelton | Stars: Norman Reedus, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Alanna Masterson

Votes: 4,392

16. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: Better Angels (2012)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

Shane's antagonistic behaviour reaches new heights, while Carl suffers the consequences of his actions.

Director: Guy Ferland | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden

Votes: 10,705

17. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: Killer Within (2012)

TV-MA | 43 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

Lori goes into labour when the prison comes under attack. Michonne tries to convince Andrea to leave Woodbury.

Director: Guy Ferland | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden, Norman Reedus

Votes: 12,122

18. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: Try (2015)

TV-MA | 42 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

While out recruiting, Daryl and Aaron find troubling signs of human activity. Back at Alexandria, Carl bonds with Enid, and the tension between Rick and Pete comes to a head.

Director: Michael E. Satrazemis | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan

Votes: 8,186

19. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: This Sorrowful Life (2013)

TV-MA | 43 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

While Rick decides the fate of Michonne, Merle takes matters into his own hand.

Director: Greg Nicotero | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden, Norman Reedus

Votes: 9,411

20. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: Warning Signs (2018)

TV-MA | 45 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

A mysterious disappearance from the work camp threatens Rick's vision for the future.

Director: Dan Liu | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira

Votes: 5,128

21. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: The Same Boat (2016)

TV-MA | 42 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

Carol and Maggie must fight for their lives after being taken by a group of Saviors.

Director: Billy Gierhart | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan

Votes: 8,888

22. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: Spend (2015)

TV-MA | 42 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

Eugene is forced to step up when a run led by Glenn goes awry. Back at Alexandria, Carol uncovers a secret.

Director: Jennifer Lynch | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan

Votes: 9,804

23. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: Pretty Much Dead Already (2011)

TV-14 | 43 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

Glenn tells the rest of the group about the walkers in the barn, dividing them on what to do. Meanwhile, Hershel sets a deadline for the group to leave, unless Rick does a difficult task.

Director: Michelle MacLaren | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden

Votes: 12,944

24. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: Who Are You Now? (2018)

TV-MA | 54 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

The Survivors encounter unfamiliar faces outside the safety of their community's walls and must decide whether or not this new group can be trusted.

Director: Larry Teng | Stars: Norman Reedus, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Alanna Masterson

Votes: 5,236

25. The Walking Dead (2010– )
Episode: Thank You (2015)

TV-MA | 43 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

With half of the herd out of control, Glenn and Michonne lead Nicholas and their group back to Alexandria, as Rick crosses paths with the surviving members of the Wolves.

Director: Michael Slovis | Stars: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan

Votes: 13,609



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