Amazing Stories

The BEST episodes of Amazing Stories

Every episode of Amazing Stories ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Amazing Stories!

Truly amazing, fantastical, funny, and odd, and sometimes scary, sad, and endearing stories are portrayed. Many famous actors, actresses, and directors made guest appearances.

Last Updated: 8/14/2022Network: NBC
The Mission
180 votes

#1 - The Mission

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/3/1985

During World War II, men in an air force bomber are caught in a no win scenario when their belly gunner (an amateur artist) is trapped in his seat and the plane has no wheels for landing.

Directors: Steven Spielberg
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Family Dog
60 votes

#2 - Family Dog

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired 2/16/1987

In an animated episode, the antics of a family are seen through the point of view of the family dog.

Directors: Brad Bird
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Go to the Head of the Class
88 votes

#3 - Go to the Head of the Class

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/21/1986

A teacher's bizarre discipline causes two students to seek revenge with a spell culled from a rock song played backwards. Unfortunately something goes wrong when they cast the spell. When they attempt another spell to fix the problem they accidently remove the head of their teacher.

Directors: Robert Zemeckis
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87 votes

#4 - Thanksgiving

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/24/1986

Nora and her father Calvin are farmers who are digging a well for water. The two lower a flashlight on a rope down the hole. Suddenly something pulls on the rope. When they pull it up, they see that the flashlight has been replaced with a gold ingot. Calvin goes to town with it while Nora sends down another package to the "hole people" containing ham and a dictionary. When she pulls it back up she receives gold and jewels and a note thanking her, saying the 'ham' was very tasty, and asking for more things. She sends down chicken and gets even more gold. Calvin returns in a tow truck. On a tow cable, he sends down a container filled with flashlights. When he pulls it up, he discovers they have been destroyed. Calvin is upset and decides to go down into the hole. He gets a gun and puts on a gas mask and army suit. He lowers himself down and tells Nora to bring him up after 10 minutes. Nora brings him up but all that comes up is the suit, stuffed with gold and jewelry and coins.

Directors: Todd Holland
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The Amazing Falsworth
161 votes

#5 - The Amazing Falsworth

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/5/1985

A psychic showman realizes that during a performance that someone in the audience wants to commit murder. Frightened, he calls the police, and the detective shows up to investigate.

Directors: Peter Hyams
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The Wedding Ring
95 votes

#6 - The Wedding Ring

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/22/1986

A wax museum dresser takes a ring from a statue. The ring transforms his overworked wife into a femme fatale.

Directors: Danny DeVito
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Grandpa's Ghost
58 votes

#7 - Grandpa's Ghost

Season 1 - Episode 24 - Aired 5/25/1986

A man tries to reconcile his grandmother with the death of his grandpa. The ghost of the old man only appears in the presence of his wife.

Directors: Timothy Hutton
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Mummy Daddy
170 votes

#8 - Mummy Daddy

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/27/1985

An actor, Harold, who stars in a mummy film finds himself in serious trouble from frightened people when he leaves the set in full costume to reach his pregnant wife who is about to give birth. Unfortunately, matters become even more complicated when a local mummy, Ra Amin Kamin, comes to life and starts trying to kill Harold. In the end, Harold gets to the hospital in time and Ra Amin Kamin finds himself the new star of the movie...

Directors: William Dear
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Ghost Train
330 votes

#9 - Ghost Train

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/29/1985

Trains of ages past are about to crash into the present world of a young boy.

Directors: Steven Spielberg
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Dorothy and Ben
69 votes

#10 - Dorothy and Ben

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired 3/2/1986

After 40 years in a coma, Ben Dumpfy awakens and discovers that he can communicate with a seven-year-old girl who is in a coma after a bike accident.

Directors: Thomas Carter
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The Sitter
78 votes

#11 - The Sitter

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 1/5/1986

Two young boys get the best of every sitter in town, until they meet one who uses voodoo to settle them down.

Directors: Joan Darling
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Mr. Magic
119 votes

#12 - Mr. Magic

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/17/1985

A fading illusionist has a last shot at greatness thanks to a deck of magic playing cards.

Directors: Donald Petrie
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Life on Death Row
85 votes

#13 - Life on Death Row

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/10/1986

An inmate is struck by lightning. He is given miraculous healing powers that spark a last-minute attempt to save him from the electric chair.

Directors: Mick Garris
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One for the Road
73 votes

#14 - One for the Road

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired 1/19/1986

During the Depression, several bar patrons hope to get insurance money by tricking a man into signing a policy with the hope that he will drink himself to death.

Directors: Thomas Carter
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Welcome to My Nightmare
86 votes

#15 - Welcome to My Nightmare

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/13/1986

A horror movie buff's obsession with the girl next door lands him in a terrifying scene from Psycho.

Directors: Todd Holland
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One for the Books
62 votes

#16 - One for the Books

Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired 5/11/1986

An elderly custodian suddenly gains incredible knowledge.

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The Doll
69 votes

#17 - The Doll

Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired 5/4/1986

A lonely bachelor is fascinated by a doll he bought for his niece.

Directors: Phil Joanou
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Without Diana
48 votes

#18 - Without Diana

Season 2 - Episode 19 - Aired 3/27/1987

A father meets his long lost daughter who appears to him exactly as she appeared forty years ago.

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89 votes

#19 - Miscalculation

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/29/1986

A high school student searching for a date accidently spills chemicals on a magazine and conjures up a dog. He tries desperately to create a beautiful woman, but things go terribly wrong.

Directors: Tom Holland
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The Eternal Mind
51 votes

#20 - The Eternal Mind

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 12/29/1986

A dying scientist volunteers to be the first person to merge with a computer.

Directors: Michael Riva
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Blue Man Down
50 votes

#21 - Blue Man Down

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired 1/19/1987

Two police officers try to break up a supermarket robbery, but the younger officer is killed. A new female partner helps the other officer avenge his friends death. He later discovers that his new partner is the ghost of an officer who died 12 years earlier.

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Mirror, Mirror
73 votes

#22 - Mirror, Mirror

Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired 3/9/1986

A popular horror novelist is terrorized by a strange figure in his bathroom mirror.

Directors: Martin Scorsese
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Gather Ye Acorns
79 votes

#23 - Gather Ye Acorns

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired 2/2/1986

On the advice from a mysterious little man, an 18-year-old boy begins to collect rare comics and toys. When he sells them as an old man, he gains wealth and happiness.

Directors: Norman Reynolds
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No Day at the Beach
69 votes

#24 - No Day at the Beach

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired 1/12/1986

A GI tries to be a hero during an amphibious assault in Italy during World War II.

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75 votes

#25 - Boo!

Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired 2/16/1986

Ghosts in an attic try to get rid of a couple who move into their house.

Directors: Joe Dante
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