THE BEST EPISODES OF THE TWILIGHT ZONE

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

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

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: 3,690

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

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

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: 1,953

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

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

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: 1,832

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

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

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: 1,764

5. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: The Hitch-Hiker (1960)

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

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.

Director: Alvin Ganzer | Stars: Inger Stevens, Adam Williams, Lew Gallo, Leonard Strong

Votes: 2,370

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

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

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: 1,706

7. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: Long Live Walter Jameson (1960)

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

A father forbids a history professor from marrying his daughter when he discovers that the captivating lecturer is actually an immortal who has lived for thousands of years.

Director: Anton Leader | Stars: Kevin McCarthy, Edgar Stehli, Estelle Winwood, Dodie Heath

Votes: 1,641

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

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

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: 1,731

9. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: Execution (1960)

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

When a 20th-century scientist tests out his time machine he accidentally retrieves a 19th-century murderer - saving him from the hangman's noose. Unaware of the man's history, the two attempt to acclimatize him to his new surroundings.

Director: David Orrick McDearmon | Stars: Albert Salmi, Russell Johnson, Than Wyenn, George Mitchell

Votes: 1,354

10. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: The Big Tall Wish (1960)

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

An aging boxer finds himself the winner of a match he thought he had lost, the result a six year old's frantic wish. But can a world-weary, embittered man still believe in miracles, or will he turn his back on it?

Director: Ron Winston | Stars: Rod Serling, Ivan Dixon, Steven Perry, Kim Hamilton

Votes: 1,353

11. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: A Nice Place to Visit (1960)

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

When bad guy Henry Francis Valentine dies in a shootout with police, he wakes up in the next world where his every wish is granted forever, and ever.

Director: John Brahm | Stars: Larry Blyden, Sebastian Cabot, John Close, Barbara English

Votes: 1,619

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

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

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: 2,223

13. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: Mr. Bevis (1960)

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

An eccentric loser gets a new life from his guardian angel, but there is a price to keeping it.

Director: William Asher | Stars: Rod Serling, Orson Bean, Henry Jones, Charles Lane

Votes: 1,250

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

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

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: 1,824

a man goes to a house with a lot of priests and they have a prisoner.one priest tells the man that the prisoner is the devil.

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

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

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: 2,803

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

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

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: 1,872

17. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: Dust (1961)

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

A sympathetic sheriff and a callous con man are among the many who gather in a desert town on a hot day to see a man hung for killing a child while drunk.

Director: Douglas Heyes | Stars: Thomas Gomez, John Larch, Vladimir Sokoloff, John A. Alonzo

Votes: 1,088

18. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: Back There (1961)

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

At a prominent club in Washington, D.C., a socialite argues about whether it would be possible to change history by traveling back in time. When he leaves the club he finds himself in 1865, on the night that President Lincoln will be shot.

Director: David Orrick McDearmon | Stars: Russell Johnson, Paul Hartman, Bartlett Robinson, John Lasell

Votes: 1,213

19. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: The Invaders (1961)

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

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.

Director: Douglas Heyes | Stars: Agnes Moorehead, Douglas Heyes, Rod Serling

Votes: 1,866

20. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: Twenty Two (1961)

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

While in the hospital recovering from overwork, Liz Powell keeps dreaming about going down to the hospital morgue.

Director: Jack Smight | Stars: Barbara Nichols, Jonathan Harris, Fredd Wayne, Arlene Martel

Votes: 1,383

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

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

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: 1,364

22. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: Long Distance Call (1961)

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

A toy telephone becomes the link between a young boy and his dead grandmother.

Director: James Sheldon | Stars: Philip Abbott, Lili Darvas, Patricia Smith, Bill Mumy

Votes: 1,310

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

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

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: 1,405

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

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

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

Votes: 1,178

25. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: The Silence (1961)

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

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.

Director: Boris Sagal | Stars: Franchot Tone, Liam Sullivan, Cyril Delevanti, Everett Glass

Votes: 1,443

26. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: Shadow Play (1961)

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

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.

Director: John Brahm | Stars: Dennis Weaver, Harry Townes, Wright King, William Edmonson

Votes: 1,311

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

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

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: 1,920

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

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

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: 1,902