Best Twilight Zone Episodes

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1. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street (1960)

TV-PG | 25 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

9.0
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On a peaceful suburban street, strange occurrences and mysterious people stoke the residents' paranoia to a disastrous intensity.

Director: Ron Winston | Stars: Rod Serling, Claude Akins, Barry Atwater, Jack Weston

Votes: 2,756

2. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: The Howling Man (1960)

TV-PG | 25 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

8.4
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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.

Director: Douglas Heyes | Stars: John Carradine, H.M. Wynant, Robin Hughes, Friedrich von Ledebur

Votes: 1,771

3. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: The Mirror (1961)

TV-PG | 25 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

6.7
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A Central American revolutionary comes into the possession of a mirror that shows him his potential assassins.

Director: Don Medford | Stars: Peter Falk, Will Kuluva, Antony Carbone, Arthur Batanides

Votes: 1,011

4. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: To Serve Man (1962)

TV-PG | 25 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

9.2
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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 aliens' language, using a book whose title they deduce is "To Serve Man".

Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: Lloyd Bochner, Susan Cummings, Richard Kiel, Hardie Albright

Votes: 2,455

5. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: Deaths-Head Revisited (1961)

TV-PG | 25 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

8.3
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A former German SS captain returns to Dachau concentration camp and begins reminiscing on the power he enjoyed there, until he finds himself on trial by those who died at his hands.

Director: Don Medford | Stars: Joseph Schildkraut, Oscar Beregi Jr., Kaaren Verne, Robert Boon

Votes: 1,323

6. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: The Shelter (1961)

TV-PG | 25 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

8.7
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A suburban dinner party is interrupted by a bulletin warning of an impending nuclear attack. As the neighbors scramble to prepare themselves, they turn against the one family that installed a permanent bomb shelter.

Director: Lamont Johnson | Stars: Larry Gates, Joseph Bernard, Jack Albertson, Peggy Stewart

Votes: 1,457

7. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up? (1961)

TV-PG | 25 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

8.8
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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.

Director: Montgomery Pittman | Stars: John Hoyt, Jean Willes, Jack Elam, Barney Phillips

Votes: 1,855

8. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: The Last Flight (1960)

TV-PG | 25 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

8.1
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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.

Director: William F. Claxton | Stars: Kenneth Haigh, Alexander Scourby, Simon Scott, Robert Warwick

Votes: 1,650

9. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: One More Pallbearer (1962)

TV-PG | 25 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

7.6
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Wealthy Paul Radin tries to get three people from his past to apologize to him by offering them shelter from a staged and phony nuclear war scenario.

Director: Lamont Johnson | Stars: Joseph Wiseman, Katherine Squire, Trevor Bardette, Gage Clarke

Votes: 969

10. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: Third from the Sun (1960)

TV-PG | 25 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

8.3
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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.

Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: Fritz Weaver, Edward Andrews, Joe Maross, Denise Alexander

Votes: 1,938

11. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: Nick of Time (1960)

TV-PG | 25 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

8.5
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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.

Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: William Shatner, Patricia Breslin, Guy Wilkerson, Stafford Repp

Votes: 1,821

12. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: The Obsolete Man (1961)

TV-PG | 25 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

8.8
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In a future totalitarian society, a librarian is declared obsolete and sentenced to death.

Director: Elliot Silverstein | Stars: Burgess Meredith, Fritz Weaver, Josip Elic, Harry Fleer

Votes: 1,873

13. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: It's a Good Life (1961)

TV-PG | 25 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

8.9
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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.

Director: James Sheldon | Stars: John Larch, Cloris Leachman, Don Keefer, Bill Mumy

Votes: 2,013

14. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: Five Characters in Search of an Exit (1961)

TV-PG | 25 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

8.7
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An army major awakens in a small room with no idea of who he is or how he got there. He finds four other people in the same room, and they all begin to question how they each arrived there, and more importantly, how to escape.

Director: Lamont Johnson | Stars: Susan Harrison, William Windom, Murray Matheson, Kelton Garwood

Votes: 1,743

15. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: Nothing in the Dark (1962)

TV-PG | 25 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

8.5
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An old woman has fought with death a thousand times and has always won. But now she finds herself afraid to let a wounded policeman in her door for fear he is Mr. Death. Is he?

Director: Lamont Johnson | Stars: Gladys Cooper, Robert Redford, R.G. Armstrong, Rod Serling

Votes: 1,515

16. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: I am the Night - Color Me Black (1964)

TV-PG | 25 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

7.7
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The Sun doesn't rise on a small town where an execution is scheduled to take place.

Director: Abner Biberman | Stars: Michael Constantine, Paul Fix, George Lindsey, Ivan Dixon

Votes: 837

17. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: The Little People (1962)

TV-PG | 25 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

8.1
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On a desolate planet, two astronauts discover an entire society populated by incredibly small beings. One of them decides to rule the society as god.

Director: William F. Claxton | Stars: Joe Maross, Claude Akins, Michael Ford, Robert Eaton

Votes: 1,107

18. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: Ring-A-Ding Girl (1963)

TV-PG | 25 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

7.9
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Movie star Bunny Blake receives a ring from her hometown which is giving her warnings to come home while she flies cross country.

Director: Alan Crosland Jr. | Stars: Maggie McNamara, Mary Munday, David Macklin, George Mitchell

Votes: 880

19. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: A Game of Pool (1961)

TV-PG | 25 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

8.1
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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.

Director: Buzz Kulik | Stars: Jack Klugman, Jonathan Winters, Dee Sharon, Margie Liszt

Votes: 1,291

20. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: The Lonely (1959)

TV-PG | 25 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

8.3
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A convict, living alone on an asteroid, receives from the police a realistic woman-robot.

Director: Jack Smight | Stars: Rod Serling, Jack Warden, John Dehner, Jean Marsh

Votes: 2,304

21. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: People Are Alike All Over (1960)

TV-PG | 25 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

8.3
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Fearing the worst, the lone survivor of a crash-landing on Mars finds the native inhabitants, to his relief, very hospitable indeed, but there's a catch.

Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Roddy McDowall, Susan Oliver, Paul Comi, Byron Morrow

Votes: 1,688

22. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: What You Need (1959)

TV-PG | 25 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

8.1
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A small time crook plans to exploit an old street peddler who has the uncanny knack of selling people exactly what they will shortly need.

Director: Alvin Ganzer | Stars: Steve Cochran, Ernest Truex, Read Morgan, Arlene Martel

Votes: 1,766

23. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: Still Valley (1961)

TV-PG | 25 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

6.8
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In June 1863, Confederate soldiers come across a warlock who can help bring victory to the Southern cause.

Director: James Sheldon | Stars: Gary Merrill, Vaughn Taylor, Mark Tapscott, Jack Mann

Votes: 891

24. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: The Long Morrow (1964)

TV-PG | 25 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

7.8
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Before leaving on a decades long mission, astronaut Douglas Stansfield meets a woman and falls in love.

Director: Robert Florey | Stars: Robert Lansing, Mariette Hartley, Edward Binns, George Macready

Votes: 860

25. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: A Penny for Your Thoughts (1961)

TV-PG | 25 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

8.2
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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.

Director: James Sheldon | Stars: Dick York, June Dayton, Dan Tobin, Cyril Delevanti

Votes: 1,319

26. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: The Old Man in the Cave (1963)

TV-PG | 25 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

7.9
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In a post-apocalyptic settlement in 1974, the inhabitants' survival is dependent on the advice of an unseen man living in a nearby cave. This dependence is tested when a band of soldiers descends on their town.

Director: Alan Crosland Jr. | Stars: James Coburn, John Anderson, Josie Lloyd, John Craven

Votes: 917

27. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: The Grave (1961)

TV-PG | 25 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

7.8
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Old West lawman Conny Miller visits the grave of a man who he failed to track down to prove he was never afraid of him but gets more than he bargained for.

Director: Montgomery Pittman | Stars: Lee Marvin, James Best, Strother Martin, Elen Willard

Votes: 1,151

28. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: One for the Angels (1959)

TV-PG | 25 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

7.7
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A pitchman is visited by Death and is forced to get his priorities in order.

Director: Robert Parrish | Stars: Rod Serling, Ed Wynn, Murray Hamilton, Dana Dillaway

Votes: 2,561

29. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge (1964)

TV-PG | 25 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

8.6
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During the American Civil War in 1862, a condemned Confederate prisoner, Peyton Farquhar, is due to the hanged by Union troops.

Director: Robert Enrico | Stars: Roger Jacquet, Anne Cornaly, Anker Larsen, Stéphane Fey

Votes: 1,177

30. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: The Midnight Sun (1961)

TV-PG | 25 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

8.6
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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.

Director: Anton Leader | Stars: Lois Nettleton, Betty Garde, Tom Reese, Jason Wingreen

Votes: 1,679

31. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: Mr. Garrity and the Graves (1964)

TV-PG | 25 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

7.8
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Mr. Garrity comes into town offering to resurrect the dead and reunite the townsfolk with their departed loved ones out of the goodness of his heart. Do the town-folks want these miracles to occur?

Director: Ted Post | Stars: John Dehner, Stanley Adams, J. Pat O'Malley, Norman Leavitt

Votes: 718

32. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: A Most Unusual Camera (1960)

TV-PG | 25 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

7.7
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When three unintelligent crooks get ahold of a camera that takes pictures of the future, they set out to make a quick fortune with their new toy.

Director: John Rich | Stars: Fred Clark, Jean Carson, Adam Williams, Marcel Hillaire

Votes: 1,283