Best TV Episodes of the Decade (2010-2019)

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Most Episodes: 17 episodes - Game of Thrones 9 episodes - Breaking Bad 6 episodes - Person of Interest 5 episodes - The Leftovers, Westworld, Mr. Robot 4 episodes - Spartacus 3 episodes - Hannibal

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1. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
Episode: Ozymandias (2013)

TV-14 | 48 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Walt goes on the run. Jesse is taken hostage. Marie convinces Skyler to tell Walter, Jr. the truth.

Director: Rian Johnson | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris

Votes: 110,320

10/10

2. Mr. Robot (2015–2019)
Episode: 407 Proxy Authentication Required (2019)

TV-MA | 56 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Vera holds Krista hostage as he tries to force Elliot into joining him by understanding Mr. Robot. Elliot realizes a shocking truth.

Director: Sam Esmail | Stars: Rami Malek, Elliot Villar, Christian Slater, Young M.A

Votes: 14,799

10/10

3. 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: 183,756

10/10

4. Hannibal (2013–2015)
Episode: Mizumono (2014)

TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

Jack devises a plan to apprehend Hannibal, while Hannibal prepares for his departure. Will makes his decision, and it results in devastating consequences.

Director: David Slade | Stars: Hugh Dancy, Mads Mikkelsen, Caroline Dhavernas, Laurence Fishburne

Votes: 14,425

10/10

5. Spartacus (2010–2013)
Episode: Victory (2013)

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

Spartacus and his outnumbered rebels make one last attempt to win freedom in an epic final battle against the Romans led by Marcus Crassus.

Director: Rick Jacobson | Stars: Liam McIntyre, Manu Bennett, Dustin Clare, Daniel Feuerriegel

Votes: 6,793

10/10

6. 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: 85,725

10/10

7. Person of Interest (2011–2016)
Episode: If-Then-Else (2015)

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Samaritan launches a cyber-attack on the stock exchange, leaving the team with no choice but to embark on a possible suicide mission in a desperate attempt to stop a global economic catastrophe.

Director: Chris Fisher | Stars: Jim Caviezel, Kevin Chapman, Amy Acker, Sarah Shahi

Votes: 10,327

10/10

8. The Leftovers (2014–2017)
Episode: The Most Powerful Man in the World (and His Identical Twin Brother) (2017)

TV-MA | 64 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

On a mission of mercy, Kevin assumes an alternate identity.

Director: Craig Zobel | Stars: Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman, Christopher Eccleston, Liv Tyler

Votes: 4,163

10/10

9. 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: 86,275

10/10

10. Westworld (2016– )
Episode: The Bicameral Mind (2016)

TV-MA | 90 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Ford unveils his bold new narrative; Dolores embraces her identity; Maeve sets her plan in motion.

Director: Jonathan Nolan | Stars: Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright, James Marsden

Votes: 24,931

10/10

11. Samurai Jack (2001–2017)
Episode: Episode XCIII (2017)

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Out of weapons and pursued relentlessly by the masterful seven Daughters of Aku, Jack faces what may be his final confrontation.

Director: Genndy Tartakovsky | Stars: Phil LaMarr, Greg Baldwin, Chris Parnell, Dee Bradley Baker

Votes: 1,387

10/10

12. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
Episode: Face Off (2011)

TV-14 | 51 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Jesse is brought to the FBI for questioning on his knowledge of ricin. In a last effort to kill Gus, Walt must ask for help from an old enemy.

Director: Vince Gilligan | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris

Votes: 37,444

10/10

13. 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: 127,655

10/10

14. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
Episode: Crawl Space (2011)

TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Hank asks Walt to drive him to the laundry where the meth lab is hidden. Ted still won't pay the IRS so Skyler asks Saul for help, and Saul sends in his A-Team. Gus and Jesse return from Mexico, and Walt fears he is in trouble with Gus.

Director: Scott Winant | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris

Votes: 20,057

10/10

15. 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: 39,125

10/10

16. Hannibal (2013–2015)
Episode: The Wrath of the Lamb (2015)

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

Will hatches a cunning plot to slay Francis Dolarhyde, using Hannibal Lecter in his ploy. Bedelia voices concern about the perilous plan as Will continues his game with Hannibal, though Will may have to face his darkest fears.

Director: Michael Rymer | Stars: Mads Mikkelsen, Hugh Dancy, Caroline Dhavernas, Gillian Anderson

Votes: 11,049

10/10

17. Watchmen (2019)
Episode: A God Walks into Abar (2019)

TV-MA | 63 min | Action, Drama, Mystery

Angela's mysterious past in Vietnam is at last revealed.

Director: Nicole Kassell | Stars: Regina King, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Tom Mison, Sara Vickers

Votes: 6,044

10/10

18. 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: 38,178

10/10

19. Person of Interest (2011–2016)
Episode: The Day the World Went Away (2016)

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Finch's number comes up when a fatal error blows his cover identity and sets off a deadly series of escalating encounters with Samaritan's operatives.

Director: Frederick E.O. Toye | Stars: Jim Caviezel, Kevin Chapman, Amy Acker, Sarah Shahi

Votes: 5,335

10/10

20. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005– )
Episode: Charlie Work (2015)

TV-MA | 23 min | Comedy

Charlie is determined to make sure Paddy's Pub passes its health inspection.

Director: Matt Shakman | Stars: Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, Rob McElhenney, Kaitlin Olson

Votes: 5,864

10/10

21. Mr. Robot (2015–2019)
Episode: eXit (2019)

TV-MA | 52 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Enough is enough. Elliot goes to the Washington Township Power Plant.

Director: Sam Esmail | Stars: Rami Malek, Carly Chaikin, Grace Gummer, BD Wong

Votes: 5,043

9.7/10

22. The Leftovers (2014–2017)
Episode: International Assassin (2015)

TV-MA | 63 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

In the wake of Kevin's desperate decision to vanquish Patti, questions and answers emerge as the world adjusts to the repercussions of what comes next.

Director: Craig Zobel | Stars: Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman, Christopher Eccleston, Liv Tyler

Votes: 6,097

9.7/10

23. Mr. Robot (2015–2019)
Episode: 409 Conflict (2019)

TV-MA | 47 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Mr. Robot and Darlene attempt to take down the Deus group as Elliot remains unstable; Price faces off with Whiterose; Whiterose tries to manipulate Elliot; Mr. Robot struggles to figure out how to help Elliot find himself.

Director: Sam Esmail | Stars: Rami Malek, Carly Chaikin, Michael Cristofer, BD Wong

Votes: 7,128

9.7/10

24. Mr. Robot (2015–2019)
Episode: eps3.5_kill-pr0cess.inc (2017)

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

Elliot faces off with Mr. Robot; Dom gets tired of the red tape; Tyrell has a new plan.

Director: Sam Esmail | Stars: Rami Malek, Carly Chaikin, Portia Doubleday, Michael Cristofer

Votes: 6,551

9.7/10

25. Westworld (2016– )
Episode: The Passenger (2018)

TV-MA | 90 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Everyone converges at the Valley Beyond.

Director: Frederick E.O. Toye | Stars: Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright, James Marsden

Votes: 9,015

9.7/10

26. Mr. Robot (2015–2019)
Episode: eps3.4_runtime-err0r.r00 (2017)

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

Elliot tries to piece everything together and stop Stage 2 as chaos quickly unfolds at E Corp; Angela tries to do a job intended for Elliot while avoiding imminent threats; Darlene brings Elliot up to speed and tells him the truth.

Director: Sam Esmail | Stars: Rami Malek, Carly Chaikin, Portia Doubleday, Michael Cristofer

Votes: 7,190

9.7/10

27. The Leftovers (2014–2017)
Episode: The Book of Nora (2017)

TV-MA | 72 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

Nora wishes to step into Dr. Eden and Dr. Bekker's machine. But, what are the consequences?

Director: Mimi Leder | Stars: Justin Theroux, Amy Brenneman, Christopher Eccleston, Chris Zylka

Votes: 5,234

9.7/10

28. Barry (2018– )
Episode: ronny/lily (2019)

TV-MA | 38 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

An encounter that Barry never could have predicted has surprising effects.

Director: Bill Hader | Stars: Bill Hader, Stephen Root, Sarah Goldberg, Anthony Carrigan

Votes: 5,036

9.7/10

29. Twin Peaks (2017)
Episode: Part 17 (2017)

TV-MA | 59 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

Cooper arrives in Twin Peaks.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Kyle MacLachlan, Jay Aaseng, Dana Ashbrook, Phoebe Augustine

Votes: 3,208

9.7/10

30. Person of Interest (2011–2016)
Episode: The Devil's Share (2013)

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Crime, Drama

The team seeks justice for Carter's murder, but Finch realizes that one person may go too far in the battle against HR. Meanwhile, NYPD officer Patrick Simmons' number comes up.

Director: Chris Fisher | Stars: Jim Caviezel, Kevin Chapman, Amy Acker, Sarah Shahi

Votes: 5,087

9.7/10

31. 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: 78,354

9.7/10

32. Boardwalk Empire (2010–2014)
Episode: Two Imposters (2012)

TV-MA | 50 min | Crime, Drama, History

After Owen's dead body is delivered in a crate and Margaret leaves him, Nucky spends the next day with a seriously wounded Eddie and Gyp's thugs trying to kill him.

Director: Allen Coulter | Stars: Steve Buscemi, Kelly Macdonald, Michael Shannon, Shea Whigham

Votes: 1,961

9.7/10

33. 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: 37,539

9.7/10

34. True Detective (2014– )
Episode: Who Goes There (2014)

TV-MA | 56 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Martin is faced with marital problems. The search for Reggie Ledoux leads the detectives to a motorcycle gang called the Iron Crusaders, which Rust worked undercover in the past.

Director: Cary Joji Fukunaga | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson, Michelle Monaghan, Michael Potts

Votes: 21,235

9.7/10

35. Person of Interest (2011–2016)
Episode: Return 0 (2016)

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Finch, Reese, Fusco and Shaw embark on one last mission to prevent Samaritan from destroying The Machine and cementing its hold over mankind.

Director: Chris Fisher | Stars: Jim Caviezel, Kevin Chapman, Amy Acker, Sarah Shahi

Votes: 8,763

9.7/10

36. 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: 35,723

9.7/10

37. Sherlock (2010– )
Episode: The Reichenbach Fall (2012)

TV-14 | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Jim Moriarty hatches a mad scheme to turn the whole city against Sherlock.

Director: Toby Haynes | Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman, Una Stubbs, Rupert Graves

Votes: 32,172

9.7/10

38. Spartacus (2010–2013)
Episode: Wrath of the Gods (2012)

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

Spartacus and a few surviving people are trapped on top of the Vesuvius volcano. Glaber and Ashur guard the entrance.

Director: Jesse Warn | Stars: Liam McIntyre, Manu Bennett, Peter Mensah, Nick E. Tarabay

Votes: 3,515

9.7/10

39. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)
Episode: One Minute (2010)

TV-14 | 47 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Jesse ends up in the hospital after getting beaten up by Hank. Now he is threatening to press charges against the DEA. To stop him, Walt decides to bring Jesse on as his partner, once again.

Director: Michelle MacLaren | Stars: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris

Votes: 16,915

9.7/10

40. Mr. Robot (2015–2019)
Episode: 405 Method Not Allowed (2019)

TV-MA | 49 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Dom has an unpleasant Christmas. Darlene and Elliot perform a daring infiltration. Krista prepares for a date.

Director: Sam Esmail | Stars: Rami Malek, Carly Chaikin, Michael Cristofer, Grace Gummer

Votes: 6,894

9.5/10

41. 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: 62,971

9.5/10

42. Spartacus (2010–2013)
Episode: Kill Them All (2010)

TV-MA | 54 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

An epic battle between Spartacus and his gladiator brothers, against Batiatus and his Guards.

Director: Jesse Warn | Stars: Andy Whitfield, John Hannah, Peter Mensah, Manu Bennett

Votes: 5,022

9.5/10

43. 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: 45,486

9.5/10

44. Hannibal (2013–2015)
Episode: Digestivo (2015)

TV-14 | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

Captured in Italy, Hannibal and Will are brought to Muskrat Farm, where Mason awaits.

Director: Adam Kane | Stars: Mads Mikkelsen, Hugh Dancy, Caroline Dhavernas, Gillian Anderson

Votes: 4,353

9.5/10

45. Chernobyl (2019)
Episode: Vichnaya Pamyat (2019)

TV-MA | 72 min | Drama, History, Thriller