Top 20 Best Twilight Zone Episodes

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1. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: A Passage for Trumpet (1960)

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

A suicidally despondent trumpet player finds himself in a bizarre world where he seems to be the only moving being, except for one helpful other musician.

Director: Don Medford | Stars: Rod Serling, Jack Klugman, John Anderson, Frank Wolff

Votes: 1,335

2. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: Death Ship (1963)

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

An interplanetary expedition from Earth finds an exact duplicate of their ship and themselves crashed on the planet they were surveying. Should they stay or risk taking off and crashing?

Director: Don Medford | Stars: Jack Klugman, Ross Martin, Fred Beir, Mary Webster

Votes: 853

3. 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: 1,730

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

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

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: 2,863

5. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: On Thursday We Leave for Home (1963)

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

A human colony is rescued from a forsaken planet. But their leader is having a hard time accepting that things will change when they get back to Earth.

Director: Buzz Kulik | Stars: James Whitmore, Tim O'Connor, James Broderick, Paul Langton

Votes: 870

6. 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: 1,923

7. 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: 1,325

8. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: Judgment Night (1959)

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

It's 1942, and a man finds himself on a ship in the Atlantic, not knowing who he is, nor how he got there. He does know the ship will soon be attacked by a German U-boat.

Director: John Brahm | Stars: Rod Serling, Nehemiah Persoff, Deirdre Owens, Patrick Macnee

Votes: 1,769

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

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

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: 1,128

10. 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: 1,841

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

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

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

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

Votes: 1,524

12. 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: 1,784

13. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: Valley of the Shadow (1963)

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

A reporter stumbles into a peaceful town where miracles seem to occur due to technology and the townsfolk won't let him leave.

Director: Perry Lafferty | Stars: David Opatoshu, Ed Nelson, Natalie Trundy, Jacques Aubuchon

Votes: 866

14. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: And When the Sky Was Opened (1959)

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

Three astronauts return to Earth after seemingly having made an encounter that dooms them and their craft to erasure from existence itself.

Director: Douglas Heyes | Stars: Rod Taylor, Jim Hutton, Charles Aidman, Maxine Cooper

Votes: 2,223

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

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

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: 1,378

16. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: Kick the Can (1962)

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

An old man living in a rest home thinks he's found the secret of youth in children's games.

Director: Lamont Johnson | Stars: Ernest Truex, Russell Collins, John Marley, Hank Patterson

Votes: 1,206

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

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

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: 1,571

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

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

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: 1,837

19. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: The Parallel (1963)

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

Astronaut Robert Gaines returns from space to a world that is not exactly the one he left from.

Director: Alan Crosland Jr. | Stars: Steve Forrest, Jacqueline Scott, Frank Aletter, Paul Comi

Votes: 721

20. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: Where Is Everybody? (1959)

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

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.

Director: Robert Stevens | Stars: Earl Holliman, James Gregory, Paul Langton, James McCallion

Votes: 3,153