Jon Snow (Kit Harrington) in Game of Thrones Season 6 Episode 9 'The Battle of the Bastards' (HBO)

The 10 best Game of Thrones episodes to watch ahead of House of the Dragon prequel, as ranked by IMDB

As House of the Dragon returns viewers to Westeros, let’s look back on the best ever episodes of Game of Thrones.

House of the Dragon – the epic Game of Thrones prequel based on George R.R. Martin’s Fire & Blood – is here. But, while we wait for the next episode, what better way to re-immerse yourself into Westeros than to rewatch some of Game of Thrones’ best episodes?

Though later seasons – and particularly Season 8 – received mixed reviews, it’s worth remembering how incredible Game of Thrones was at its best. It wasn’t just the action set pieces, the dragons, the zombies, that made it one of the most successful shows of all time. It was the writing, the fully fleshed out characters, and the brutal twists and turns of the plot.

So, without further ado, these are the 10 most highly rated episodes of Game of Thrones, according to their rankings on IMDB.

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