The BEST Episodes of Amazing Stories

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 16, 2019

Network: NBC

Amazing Stories is a fantasy, horror and science fiction anthology series created by Steven Spielberg. It originally ran for two seasons on NBC from 1985 to 1987 and featured an all-star roster of guest stars and directors. The series was nominated for 12 Emmy Awards and won five.

The Family Dog

#1 - The Family Dog

Season 2 - Episode 16

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

star 8.14
22 votes
Directors: Brad Bird
Writers: Brad Bird
The Mission

#2 - The Mission

Season 1 - Episode 5

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.

star 8.01
69 votes
Writers: Menno Meyjes
Go to the Head of the Class

#3 - Go to the Head of the Class

Season 2 - Episode 8

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.

star 8.00
21 votes
Directors: Robert Zemeckis
Writers: Tom McLoughlin, Bob Gale

#4 - Thanksgiving

Season 2 - Episode 9

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.

star 7.67
21 votes
Directors: Todd Holland
Writers: Pierre R. Debs, Robert C. Fox
Life on Death Row

#5 - Life on Death Row

Season 2 - Episode 7

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.

star 7.57
21 votes
Directors: Mick Garris
Writers: Rockne S. O'Bannon
Dorothy and Ben

#6 - Dorothy and Ben

Season 1 - Episode 18

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.

star 7.54
28 votes
Writers: Michael de Guzman
Gather Ye Acorns

#7 - Gather Ye Acorns

Season 1 - Episode 16

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.

star 7.53
38 votes
Writers: Stu Krieger
The Amazing Falsworth

#8 - The Amazing Falsworth

Season 1 - Episode 6

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.

star 7.51
53 votes
Writers: Mick Garris

#9 - Miscalculation

Season 2 - Episode 2

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.

star 7.50
22 votes
Directors: Tom Holland
Writers: Michael McDowell
The Sitter

#10 - The Sitter

Season 1 - Episode 13

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

star 7.46
37 votes
Such Interesting Neighbors

#11 - Such Interesting Neighbors

Season 2 - Episode 18

The Lewise family believes that their new neighbors the Hellenbecks are from outer space. The couple and their only child are strange, and seem to have little or no knowledge of 20th century customs and behaviors. Soon strange things begin happening and a strange heat-seeking device tries to kill the Lewises. The Hellenbecks reveal they are from the future, and came back in time to have a naturally-born child (which is forbidden in their future). Together the two families manage to defeat a killer-android and the Hellenbecks depart rather then endanger their new found friends.

star 7.42
19 votes
Writers: Tom McLoughlin
Mummy, Daddy

#12 - Mummy, Daddy

Season 1 - Episode 4

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...

star 7.42
57 votes
Writers: Earl Pomerantz
The Doll

#13 - The Doll

Season 1 - Episode 22

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

star 7.39
31 votes
Directors: Phil Joanou
Writers: Richard Matheson
Ghost Train

#14 - Ghost Train

Season 1 - Episode 1

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

star 7.36
138 votes
Writers: Frank Deese
The Pumpkin Competition

#15 - The Pumpkin Competition

Season 2 - Episode 10

An old spinster who is tired of losing a pumpkin competition recieves special advice from an agricultural professor.

star 7.35
20 votes
Directors: Norman Reynolds
Writers: Peter Z. Orton
One For the Books

#16 - One For the Books

Season 1 - Episode 23

An elderly custodian suddenly gains incredible knowledge.

star 7.30
23 votes
Writers: Richard Matheson
Mr. Magic

#17 - Mr. Magic

Season 1 - Episode 8

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

star 7.30
43 votes
Directors: Donald Petrie
Writers: Joshua Brand, John Falsey
The Wedding Ring

#18 - The Wedding Ring

Season 2 - Episode 1

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

star 7.25
28 votes
Directors: Danny DeVito
Writers: Stu Krieger
What If...?

#19 - What If...?

Season 2 - Episode 11

A boy wonders what would happen if his parents did not return from one of their many social events.

star 7.24
17 votes
Directors: Joan Darling
Writers: Anne Spielberg
Moving Day

#20 - Moving Day

Season 2 - Episode 20

A teen learns that his family is bound for a new home: a planet almost a hundred billion miles away.

star 7.21
19 votes
Directors: Robert Stevens
Writers: Frank Kerr
The Greibble

#21 - The Greibble

Season 2 - Episode 6

A housewife has a very real nightmare. She encounters a large creature that has a taste for inanimate objects.

star 7.18
17 votes
Directors: Joe Dante
Writers: Mick Garris
Without Diana

#22 - Without Diana

Season 2 - Episode 19

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

star 7.15
13 votes
Lane Change

#23 - Lane Change

Season 2 - Episode 13

Traveling a deserted highway, a woman facing divorce sees her past through the windshield after she picks up a stranded woman.

star 7.13
15 votes
Directors: Ken Kwapis
Writers: Ali Marie Matheson
The Eternal Mind

#24 - The Eternal Mind

Season 2 - Episode 12

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

star 7.12
16 votes
Directors: Michael Riva
Writers: Julie Moskowitz, Gary Stevens
Alamo Jobe

#25 - Alamo Jobe

Season 1 - Episode 3

During the fight of the Alamo a young messenger is transported to twentieth century San Antonio.

star 7.07
74 votes
Writers: Joshua Brand, John Falsey