House of Cards

10 Best Episodes of House of Cards

Set in present day Washington, D.C., House of Cards is the story of Frank Underwood, a ruthless and cunning politician, and his wife Claire who will stop at nothing to conquer everything. This wicked political drama penetrates the shadowy world of greed, sex and corruption in modern D.C.

Written by Sophie and last updated on feb 02, 2023.

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House of Cards - S1E1

#15 - Chapter 1 (Season 1 - Episode 1)

When the newly elected President reneges on a promise, Francis and Claire decide to sever all allegiances and toss the rules out the window.

The episode was rated 8.13 from 4879 votes.

House of Cards - S1E10

#14 - Chapter 10 (Season 1 - Episode 10)


Claire fuels an old flame. Peter wrestles with his demons. Francis crosses the point of no return.

The episode was rated 8.13 from 2994 votes.

House of Cards - S1E5

#13 - Chapter 5 (Season 1 - Episode 5)

A feud starts between Francis and Marty Spinella. Russo goes into depression about the job losses at the shipyards.

The episode was rated 8.14 from 3324 votes.

House of Cards - S4E4

#12 - Chapter 43 (Season 4 - Episode 4)


Claire threatens Frank. Frank makes a politically bold move that may provoke Russia. An event at a campaign stop changes everything.

The episode was rated 8.14 from 3261 votes.

House of Cards - S2E11

#11 - Chapter 24 (Season 2 - Episode 11)

A Special Prosecutor interrogates Francis. Remy Danton tries to keep his options open. Stamper wrestles with his demons.

The episode was rated 8.16 from 2893 votes.

House of Cards - S2E9

#10 - Chapter 22 (Season 2 - Episode 9)


Things get personal when Tusk blindsides the Underwoods with a scandal. Freddy and his BBQ joint get caught up in the mix.

The episode was rated 8.17 from 2909 votes.

House of Cards - S4E10

#9 - Chapter 49 (Season 4 - Episode 10)

As Frank deals with a new threat to his candidacy, Claire has doubts about their plan. Claire faces a difficult decision concerning her mother.

The episode was rated 8.17 from 3197 votes.

House of Cards - S1E6

#8 - Chapter 6 (Season 1 - Episode 6)


The strike between Frank and Marty starts to get out of hand. Russo has decided to run for Governor of Pennsylvania.

The episode was rated 8.18 from 3184 votes.

House of Cards - S2E12

#7 - Chapter 25 (Season 2 - Episode 12)

Francis finds himself shut out and Claire makes a difficult sacrifice. Stamper tries to regain control.

The episode was rated 8.21 from 2886 votes.

House of Cards - S2E4

#6 - Chapter 17 (Season 2 - Episode 4)


A terror scare at the Capitol traps Francis with a resentful Donald Blythe. Claire gives a live interview that rocks the media.

The episode was rated 8.24 from 3091 votes.

House of Cards - S1E11

#5 - Chapter 11 (Season 1 - Episode 11)

Zoe extends her time away from The Hill while Francis tracks down Russo and engages in damage control.

The episode was rated 8.25 from 3039 votes.

House of Cards - S1E13

#4 - Chapter 13 (Season 1 - Episode 13)


Frank scrambles to keep his plan on track. Gillian is planning to sue Claire. Zoe, Janine, and Lucas investigate Rachel Posner and her relationship with Peter Russo.

The episode was rated 8.36 from 2995 votes.

House of Cards - S4E13

#3 - Chapter 52 (Season 4 - Episode 13)

As the hostage situation continues, Claire secretly negotiates with Yusuf al Ahmadi. Frank confronts Hammerschmidt.

The episode was rated 8.47 from 3537 votes.

House of Cards - S2E1

#2 - Chapter 14 (Season 2 - Episode 1)


The Underwoods tackle two threats that could bring their plans to ruin. Francis grooms his replacement as Whip. Claire goes on the offensive.

The episode was rated 8.65 from 3668 votes.

House of Cards - S2E13

#1 - Chapter 26 (Season 2 - Episode 13)

Francis faces annihilation while the nation is in an uproar. Stamper must tie up loose ends. Claire feels the cost of ruthlessness.

The episode was rated 8.76 from 3161 votes.

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