40 Very Best Twilight Zone Episodes

Best of the 25-minute episodes from Seasons 1-3 and 5

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The Twilight Zone (1959 TV Series)
Episode: To Serve Man (1962)
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An alien race comes to earth, promising peace and sharing technology. A linguist and his team set out to translate the alien's language, using a book whose title they deduce is "To Serve Man". (51 mins.)
 
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The Twilight Zone (1959 TV Series)
Episode: Time Enough at Last (1959)
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A henpecked book lover finds himself blissfully alone with his books after a nuclear war. (51 mins.)
 
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The Twilight Zone (1959 TV Series)
Episode: Nightmare at 20,000 Feet (1963)
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A man, newly recovered from a nervous breakdown, becomes convinced that a monster only he sees is damaging the plane he's flying in. (51 mins.)
 
4.
The Twilight Zone (1959 TV Series)
Episode: Eye of the Beholder (1960)
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A young woman lying in a hospital bed, her head wrapped in bandages, awaits the outcome of a surgical procedure performed by the State in a last-ditch attempt to make her look "normal". (51 mins.)
 
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The Twilight Zone (1959 TV Series)
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Gaining telepathic abilities when his coin lands on its edge bank clerk Hector B. Poole learns about the difference between other people's plans and fantasies. (51 mins.)
 
6.
The Twilight Zone (1959 TV Series)
Episode: The Hitch-Hiker (1960)
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A young woman driving cross country becomes frantic when she keeps passing the same man on the side of the road. No matter how fast she drives the man is always up ahead, hitching her for a ride. (51 mins.)
 
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The Twilight Zone (1959 TV Series)
Episode: Mirror Image (1960)
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While waiting in a bus station, Millicent Barnes has the strange feeling that her doppelganger is trying to take over her life. (51 mins.)
 
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The Twilight Zone (1959 TV Series)
Episode: Shadow Play (1961)
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Adam Grant is trapped in a recurring nightmare, in which he is sentenced to death by execution. He tries to convince the people around him that they are imaginary and that they will cease to exist if the execution is carried out. (51 mins.)
 
9.
The Twilight Zone (1959 TV Series)
Episode: The Odyssey of Flight 33 (1961)
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Passing through the sound barrier a commercial airliner inadvertently travels back in time. (51 mins.)
 
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The Twilight Zone (1959 TV Series)
Episode: A Stop at Willoughby (1960)
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Tired of his miserable job and wife, a businessman starts dreaming on the train each night, about an old, idyllic town called Willoughby. Soon he has to know whether the town is real and fancies the thought of seeking refuge there. (51 mins.)
 
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The Twilight Zone (1959 TV Series)
Episode: The Midnight Sun (1961)
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When the Earth falls out of orbit, two women try to cope with increasingly oppressive heat in a nearly abandoned city. (51 mins.)
 
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The Twilight Zone (1959 TV Series)
Episode: Nick of Time (1960)
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A pair of newlyweds stopping in a small town are trapped by their own superstition when playing a fortune telling machine in a local diner. (51 mins.)
 
13.
The Twilight Zone (1959 TV Series)
Episode: The Lonely (1959)
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A convict, living alone on an asteroid, receives from the police a realistic woman-robot. (51 mins.)
 
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The Twilight Zone (1959 TV Series)
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In a future society everyone must undergo an operation at age 19 to become beautiful and conform to society. One young woman desperately wants to hold onto her own identity. (51 mins.)
 
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The Twilight Zone (1959 TV Series)
Episode: The After Hours (1960)
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A woman is treated badly by some odd salespeople on an otherwise empty department store floor. (51 mins.)
 
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The Twilight Zone (1959 TV Series)
Episode: Third from the Sun (1960)
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Two families of Government employees plan to steal a spaceship and travel to another planet just prior to a nuclear war. They must also deal with a stooge who wants to stop them. (51 mins.)
 
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The Twilight Zone (1959 TV Series)
Episode: Where Is Everybody? (1959)
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Mike Ferris finds himself alone in the small Oakwood town and without recollection about his name, where he is or who he is. Mike wanders through the town trying to find a living soul. The tension increases and Mike has a breakdown. (51 mins.)
 
18.
The Twilight Zone (1959 TV Series)
Episode: The Silence (1961)
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Annoyed by a club member's constant chatter, a man bets him he cannot remain silent for a year, living in a glass enclosure in the club basement. (51 mins.)
 
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The Twilight Zone (1959 TV Series)
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A pioneer from a wagon train in 1847 sets off to find something for his ill son and stumbles into present day New Mexico. (51 mins.)
 
20.
The Twilight Zone (1959 TV Series)
Episode: The Masks (1964)
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Wealthy Jason Foster is dying and he invites his greedy heirs to a Mardi Gras party where they must wear the masks he specially had made for them or else be cut off from their inheritance. (51 mins.)
 
21.
The Twilight Zone (1959 TV Series)
Episode: A World of Difference (1960)
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A businessman sitting in his office inexplicably finds that he is on a production set and in a world where he is a movie star. Uninterested in the newfound fame, he fights to get back to his home and family. (51 mins.)
 
22.
The Twilight Zone (1959 TV Series)
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Three U.S. astronauts blast off from Earth on an initial test flight in an experimental rocket-ship... (51 mins.)
 
23.
The Twilight Zone (1959 TV Series)
Episode: A Game of Pool (1961)
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A frustrated pool champ has beaten everyone. Everyone except one man; the legend, Fats Brown. Brown is dead, and the champ can only curse his name. But guess who just walked in. (51 mins.)
 
24.
The Twilight Zone (1959 TV Series)
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Biologist Sam Conrad is scheduled to go on a mission to Mars and is genuinely concerned about what they will find there... (51 mins.)
 
25.
The Twilight Zone (1959 TV Series)
Episode: Walking Distance (1959)
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A man makes a time travel to his childhood, when he's just a few miles away from his native town. (51 mins.)
 
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The Twilight Zone (1959 TV Series)
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On a peaceful suburban street, strange occurrences and mysterious people stoke the residents' paranoia to a disastrous intensity. (51 mins.)
 
27.
The Twilight Zone (1959 TV Series)
Episode: The Last Flight (1960)
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A World War I British fighter pilot lands at an American air force base in France 42 years in the future. (51 mins.)
 
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The Twilight Zone (1959 TV Series)
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David Gurney wakes up to another ordinary day. Except today, nobody knows who he is. (51 mins.)
 
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The Twilight Zone (1959 TV Series)
Episode: The Little People (1962)
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On a desolate planet, two astronauts discover an entire society populated by beings only 1/100th their size. One of them decides to rule the society as god. (51 mins.)
 
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The Twilight Zone (1959 TV Series)
Episode: It's a Good Life (1961)
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On an isolated family farm, a young boy with vast mental powers, but lacking emotional development, holds his terrified family in thrall to his every juvenile wish. (51 mins.)
 
31.
The Twilight Zone (1959 TV Series)
Episode: The Long Morrow (1964)
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Before leaving on a decades long mission, astronaut Douglas Stansfield meets a woman and falls in love. (51 mins.)
 
32.
The Twilight Zone (1959 TV Series)
Episode: Stopover in a Quiet Town (1964)
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A hung-over couple awaken to find themselves not only in a strange house, but in a deserted town, where nothing is as it should be. (51 mins.)
 
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The Twilight Zone (1959 TV Series)
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Following a frantic phone call about a crashed spaceship, two policeman try and determine who among the passengers of a bus at a snowed-in roadside diner is from another world. (51 mins.)
 
34.
The Twilight Zone (1959 TV Series)
Episode: The Fugitive (1962)
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Old Ben is a kind old man who likes to play with the kids, whether it's baseball or hide and seek. Little Jenny... (51 mins.)
 
35.
The Twilight Zone (1959 TV Series)
Episode: The Rip Van Winkle Caper (1961)
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After successfully stealing a gold shipment, a group of criminals and their scientist accomplice put themselves in suspended animation in a remote desert cave. When they awaken decades later, complications ensue when their truck is destroyed. (51 mins.)
 
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The Twilight Zone (1959 TV Series)
Episode: The Invaders (1961)
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When a woman investigates a clamor on the roof of her rural house, she discovers a small UFO and little aliens emerging from it. Or so it seems. (51 mins.)
 
37.
The Twilight Zone (1959 TV Series)
Episode: The Howling Man (1960)
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Seeking refuge from a storm, a traveler comes upon a bizarre abbey of monks, who have imprisoned a man who begs for his help. When he confronts the head monk, he is told that the man is the Devil, and he must decide whom to believe. (51 mins.)
 
38.
The Twilight Zone (1959 TV Series)
Episode: Four O'Clock (1962)
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A very obsessed man wants to expose evil in the world, investigating people he sees as murderers, subversives, perverts and communists, then attempting to ruin their lives. (51 mins.)
 
39.
The Twilight Zone (1959 TV Series)
Episode: Living Doll (1963)
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A frustrated father does battle with his stepdaughter's talking doll, whose vocabulary includes such phrases as "I hate you" and "I'm going to kill you". (51 mins.)
 
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The Twilight Zone (1959 TV Series)
Episode: The Fear (1964)
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Charlotte Scott and policeman Robert Franklin seem to be stalked by giants. (51 mins.)