25 best Twilight Zone episodes

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1. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: Perchance to Dream (1959)

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

7.7
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A fatigued man fights to stay awake as he explains to a psychiatrist that if he falls asleep it will trigger a nightmare, which will cause his heart to fail.

Director: Robert Florey | Stars: Richard Conte, John Larch, Suzanne Lloyd, Eddie Marr

Votes: 1,864

2. 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: 1,845

3. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: Mirror Image (1960)

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

8.1
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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.

Director: John Brahm | Stars: Rod Serling, Vera Miles, Martin Milner, Joseph Hamilton

Votes: 1,720

4. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: I Shot an Arrow into the Air (1960)

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

7.9
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Order breaks down between three surviving crewmen whose rocket ship crashes on an unknown world with limited water and supplies.

Director: Stuart Rosenberg | Stars: Dewey Martin, Edward Binns, Ted Otis, Harry Bartell

Votes: 1,677

5. 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: 2,266

6. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: Walking Distance (1959)

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

8.4
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A man travels back in time to his childhood, arriving just a few miles away from his native town.

Director: Robert Stevens | Stars: Rod Serling, Gig Young, Frank Overton, Irene Tedrow

Votes: 2,564

7. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: A World of Difference (1960)

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

7.9
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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.

Director: Ted Post | Stars: Howard Duff, David White, Frank Maxwell, Eileen Ryan

Votes: 1,492

8. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: In His Image (1963)

TV-PG | 51 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

7.7
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A young man grapples with an urge to kill and confusion about his origins.

Director: Perry Lafferty | Stars: George Grizzard, Gail Kobe, Katherine Squire, Wallace Rooney

Votes: 699

9. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: A Stop at Willoughby (1960)

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

8.7
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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.

Director: Robert Parrish | Stars: Rod Serling, James Daly, Howard Smith, Patricia Donahue

Votes: 2,150

10. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: The After Hours (1960)

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

8.6
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A woman is treated badly by some odd salespeople on an otherwise empty department store floor.

Director: Douglas Heyes | Stars: Rod Serling, Anne Francis, Elizabeth Allen, James Millhollin

Votes: 1,894

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: 1,790

12. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: Eye of the Beholder (1960)

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

9.2
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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".

Director: Douglas Heyes | Stars: Maxine Stuart, William D. Gordon, Jennifer Howard, George Keymas

Votes: 2,694

13. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: Living Doll (1963)

TV-PG | 26 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

8.9
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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".

Director: Richard C. Sarafian | Stars: Telly Savalas, Mary LaRoche, Tracy Stratford, June Foray

Votes: 1,671

14. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: The Jungle (1961)

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

7.0
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A businessman who has recently returned from Africa is stalked by the superstitions and warnings of a witch doctor.

Director: William F. Claxton | Stars: John Dehner, Walter Brooke, Jay Adler, Emily McLaughlin

Votes: 936

15. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: Time Enough at Last (1959)

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

9.1
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A henpecked book lover finds himself blissfully alone with his books after a nuclear war.

Director: John Brahm | Stars: Burgess Meredith, Vaughn Taylor, Jacqueline deWit, Lela Bliss

Votes: 3,553

16. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: The Arrival (1961)

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

7.4
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Federal aviation investigator Grant Sheckly must deal with a mystery when a plane lands at an airport without pilots, passengers or luggage.

Director: Boris Sagal | Stars: Harold J. Stone, Fredd Wayne, Noah Keen, Robert Karnes

Votes: 1,061

17. 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 alien's 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: 2,421

18. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: Nightmare at 20,000 Feet (1963)

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

9.2
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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.

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: William Shatner, Christine White, Ed Kemmer, Asa Maynor

Votes: 2,484

19. 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: 898

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

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

7.6
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After involved with a hit-and-run killing a child, Mr. Oliver Pope is haunted by his car.

Director: John Brahm | Stars: Edward Andrews, Helen Westcott, Kevin Hagen, Totty Ames

Votes: 770

21. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: Night Call (1964)

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

8.3
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Telephone calls begin to haunt a disabled elderly woman.

Director: Jacques Tourneur | Stars: Gladys Cooper, Nora Marlowe, Martine Bartlett, Rod Serling

Votes: 1,052

22. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: A Hundred Yards Over the Rim (1961)

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

8.3
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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.

Director: Buzz Kulik | Stars: Cliff Robertson, John Crawford, Evans Evans, Edward Platt

Votes: 1,335

23. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: The Odyssey of Flight 33 (1961)

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

8.1
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Passing through the sound barrier a commercial airliner inadvertently travels back in time.

Director: Jus Addiss | Stars: John Anderson, Paul Comi, Sandy Kenyon, Wayne Heffley

Votes: 1,449

24. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: The Rip Van Winkle Caper (1961)

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

7.9
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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.

Director: Jus Addiss | Stars: Simon Oakland, Oscar Beregi Jr., Lew Gallo, John Mitchum

Votes: 1,118

25. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: Passage on the Lady Anne (1963)

TV-14 | 51 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

7.5
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A young American couple, the Ransomes, who are trying to salvage their troubled marriage, insist on booking passage on an old trans-Atlantic cruise liner. But other passengers try to persuade them to disembark immediately.

Director: Lamont Johnson | Stars: Gladys Cooper, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Cecil Kellaway, Lee Philips

Votes: 631