8.6
26,344 votes
House of Cards

House of Cards

Netflix 2013

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.

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The 10 Best Episodes of House of Cards

House of Cards - S2E13

#1 - Chapter 26

8.76

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 from 3161 votes.

House of Cards - S2E1

#2 - Chapter 14

8.65

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 from 3668 votes.

House of Cards - S4E13

#3 - Chapter 52

8.47

Season 4 - Episode 13

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

The episode was rated from 3537 votes.

House of Cards - S1E13

#4 - Chapter 13

8.36

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 from 2995 votes.

House of Cards - S1E11

#5 - Chapter 11

8.25

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 from 3039 votes.

House of Cards - S2E4

#6 - Chapter 17

8.24

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 from 3091 votes.

House of Cards - S2E12

#7 - Chapter 25

8.21

Season 2 - Episode 12

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

The episode was rated from 2886 votes.

House of Cards - S1E6

#8 - Chapter 6

8.18

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 from 3184 votes.

House of Cards - S4E10

#9 - Chapter 49

8.17

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 from 3197 votes.

House of Cards - S2E9

#10 - Chapter 22

8.17

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 from 2909 votes.

House of Cards - S2E11
#11 - Chapter 24
8.16
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 from 2893 votes.
House of Cards - S4E4
#12 - Chapter 43
8.14
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 from 3261 votes.
House of Cards - S1E5
#13 - Chapter 5
8.14
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 from 3324 votes.
House of Cards - S1E10
#14 - Chapter 10
8.13
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 from 2994 votes.
House of Cards - S1E1
#15 - Chapter 1
8.13
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 from 4879 votes.
House of Cards - S1E2
#16 - Chapter 2
8.12
Season 1 - Episode 2

Francis and Doug plan to frame Secretary of State nominee, Michael Kern. Meanwhile, Zoe's popularity at the Washington Herald continues to grow.

The episode was rated from 3864 votes.
House of Cards - S1E9
#17 - Chapter 9
8.11
Season 1 - Episode 9

Frank tries to do whatever it takes to get the new bill passed in Congress. Russo goes on a bus campaign with the Vice President, but the VP is not making it an easy trip for him. Zoe's relationship with Frank gets a little bumpy.

The episode was rated from 3027 votes.
House of Cards - S1E12
#18 - Chapter 12
8.11
Season 1 - Episode 12

The President sends Frank to St. Louis to persuade Raymond Tusk into becoming the new Vice President. Zoe and Janine investigate Peter Russo's death.

The episode was rated from 2971 votes.
House of Cards - S5E12
#19 - Chapter 64
8.09
Season 5 - Episode 12

Frank attempts to stop Cathy from testifying. With Hammerschmidt sniffing out the truth, the Underwoods throw someone close to them under the bus.

The episode was rated from 2883 votes.
House of Cards - S3E6
#20 - Chapter 32
8.09
Season 3 - Episode 6

Frank and Claire travel to Moscow to negotiate the return of an imprisoned U.S. citizen. Claire takes a stand that jeopardizes their plans.

The episode was rated from 2709 votes.

Last updated: jul 06, 2022

Comments

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Kevin Spacey is so great in this show, and his wife Claire (Robin Wright) too. They play their roles so realistic, I believe them every word! Barack Obama wrote a book as he's got into "higher" politics. I see some parallels from the book and this tv show. Everything is very realistic. The show reminds me a little bit of "Damages" with Glenn Close, where intrigue play a big role too, but in House of Cards it is much more sophisticated. You can't really miss one episode, because you gonna miss so much. And I also do not want to miss an episode , because you never get bored here. That is how a tv show concept should be! The big thing about the show is also the first season's ending. I don't want to put a spoiler here, but I couldn't imagine that all those different story lines got put together to a big picture in the ending. That was amazing. Really great written. I give the first season 9 out of 10 points because it is so amazing well written, the acting is simply awesome and the only annoying thing which comes to my mind is the long intro. So if you want to see a realistic politics & life tv show: Give it a try.

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It has been a while since I was totally and utterly WOWed by a show. This show completly and utterly BLEW ME AWAY for many reasons.. Let's start with the awesome cast.. Kevin Spacey brilliantly stars as Francis J. "Frank" Underwood, An utterly ruthless and conniving politician, he pursues only his own political agenda and manipulates everyone around him to grab influence and prestige, at the potential cost of utterly destroying everyone else to push himself forward. Robin Wright as Claire Underwood, Francis' wife. She runs the Clean Water Initiative, an NGO, She often gets involved with Frank's political scheming, as an aid and an abettor. She proves to be just as cold, manipulative and power-hungry as her husband, often setting her own lofty goals to work alongside helping with his and letting nothing stop her. It is a brilliant and epic show with a meticulously made plot that will leave you with nothing less than your jaw dropping to the floor one episode at a time.. WATCH IT.. Cause if you don't, you really are MISSING OUT!

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Too bad next season will be the last :(.

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Each season of this show begins so damn strong. They set up the conflicts, characters, and scenarios so well and then they slowly degrade everything into an absurd fantasy world where Kevin Spacey can apparently predict every single action anyone makes, and he is completely immune to any sort of retribution for completely ridiculous actions that he does. It's basically like he becomes smarter than anyone who has ever lived on this planet and everyone else becomes mentally retarded. Even when characters who can challenge him are introduced, they are eventually revealed to be just as stupid as everyone else in the show. Some people like the breaking of the third wall that happens in every episode, I personally hate it. I watch television to put myself into another world, breaking the immersion is not a good thing.

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The first two seasons are some of the best TV I've ever seen. There was a little drop-off in seasons 3-5 but it was still good. Just don't watch season 6. My rating is for the first 5 seasons as I like to think the show ended then. If only I could remove the memory of watching season 6 from my mind :(

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It is a very great show, until the fifth season only, **trust me and don't watch the sixth season**!! I wonder how Netflix managed to destroy the show that made Netflix great in the first place!! Rating 10/10 for the first five seasons only. The Sixth season is 1/10

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This show has gone to shits after they fired Kevin Spacey. I'm sorry but he's a great actor that really brought this show together. He might have done some stuff 30 years a go...who knows...name one person on top of their game that hasn't done something bad. Anyway watch this show up to current season. This season sucks major ass....

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This is by far one of the best series I have ever watched. You can say what you want, but whatever Kevin Spacey has done, I miss him in the last season. The sixth and final season was garbage, [spoiler]it was full of references to the actions of Spacey, and the only characters that played well were Hammerschmidt and Doug Stamper.[/spoiler] But in a nutshell, I would recommend you to watch the show, just don't expect a lot in the last season.

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Season 6 was terrible, falling far short of prior seasons. While Robin Wright was excellent in Seasons 1-5, she works best as a supporting character in this show. As primary, not so much....

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I have to admit: I don't get the Nay-Sayers. In all these years there are maybe 1-2 Episodes which i did not like or that felt mediocre. I did not like some minor decisions. But the quality, the writing, the overall design, the actors and everything is just great topnotch! I actually i watched House of Cards this way: I got a new season and i watched the german-dubbed version. Season 5 is now there, but i had to remind me, what happend so far. So i wanted to watch a summary, but it felt that i would miss much. So i started one month over from Season One. This time i watched the original english dubbed Version. And i can not recall any major flaw this show got. Thank you, Francis :) 9/10 Update after Kevin Spacey was fired: So this show is dead now. Great. What an unworthy ending. And no, a next season will not make sense. It will not make any sense sense at all. I like the 'other' characters. I like the 'other' storylines. But without Spacey its like ordering a T-Bone Steak with Potatoes and all you get are the Potatoes. Why not finish the "Underwood"-Storyline WITH him? This way is just pure b***sh*t. Don't let me start with the fact that there wasn't a trail yet. Just thinking about it makes me so angry. So thank you Netflix for ruining my favorite Netflix show. I guess i do not need your Service anymore.

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