The fourth episode of “Game of Thrones” Season 7 – “The Spoils of War” garnered a record breaking 10.167 million live viewers. It also became one of the highest rated “Game of Thrones” episode on the International Movie Database (IMDB) with a 9.9 out of 10 rating.

“The Rains of Castamere”, “Hardhome”, “Battle of the Bastards” and “The Winds of Winter” are other episodes that received a 9.9 rating. Here are other episodes that may not receive a 9.9 out of 10, but still received a high rating of 9.7 out of 10 on IMDB.


The 9th episode of the second season of “Game of Thrones” where Tyrion Lannister led the defense of King’s Landing against the attack of Stannis Baratheon.

The “Battle of Blackwater” is one of the beloved battles of the show. The way Tyrion strategized, made use of wildfire and rallied the men to fight for their city was very smart and great, but he wasn’t given any credit for it.

The Children

The finale of Season 4 and so much has happened. After seasons of traveling, Bran has finally arrived at the heart tree and met the Children of the Forest and the Three-eyed Raven. In Mereen, chained Viserion and Rhaegal in the Catacombs when she realized that she can no longer control her children.

At the Wall, the Night’s Watch and the Wildlings dealt with the aftermath of Battle of Castle Black. Jon tried to make peace with Mance Rayder, then Stannis Baratheon charged the wildlings.

After talking with Tormund, Jon took Ygritte’s corpse north of the Wall and built her a funeral pyre.

Meanwhile, in King’s Landing, Jaime, with Varys’ assistance, helped Tyrion escape and flee the city. Before Tyrion left the city, he goes to the Tower of the Hand and saw Shae in Tywin’s bed and strangles her to death. He then took a crossbow and found Tywin on the toilet.

He shot 3 arrows, killing his father.

The Laws of God and Men

The 6th episode of season 4. The episode’s highlight was the trial of Tyrion Lannister for allegedly killing Joffrey. Tyrion was enraged when Shae was brought in to testify and said that Tyrion and Sansa planned Joffrey’s murder together. In a rage, Tyrion denied killing Joffrey but he wished he did.

He demanded a Trial By Combat. Just recently in Season 7, Lady Olenna admitted to Jaime that she was the one who killed him.

The Mountain and the Viper

The eighth episode of Season 4. By this point, Oberyn Martell was already loved by the show’s fans and in a very “Game of Thrones” manner, he died a very gruesome death. Oberyn fought The Mountain in a trial by combat, and he was good at it. He tore out his opponent, moved out of his reach and injured The Mountain and pinned him to the floor.

Oberyn (and Tyrion) was winning until he continuously taunted The Mountain to confess for murdering his sister Elia and her children. He stood too close and was tripped by The Mountain. He grabs Oberyn by the throat and smashed his teeth out with a punch.

Then The Mountain gouged out Oberyn’s eyes with his thumb, eventually crushed his skull.

The Lion and the Rose

The episode’s highlight is another famous wedding in “Game of Thrones”, the Purple Wedding. But unlike in the Red Wedding where beloved characters died, in the Purple Wedding, Joffrey died and fans celebrated. It was this event that led to the events of the other episodes on the list. Joffrey’s death was a surprise as it came in just the second episode of a new season.

The Door

The fifth episode of Season 6 where a very much loved character died. He may not be a very important character on the show, but when Hodor died, people cried. Highly due to Bran’s reckless warging, the White Walkers were able to get into the cave and attacked them, forcing them to flee and for Bran to instantly become the Three-eyed Raven. Hodor held the door to stop the White Walkers from following Bran and Meera while repeatedly saying “Hold the door.”