The BEST episodes of Amazing Stories (1985)

Every episode of Amazing Stories (1985) ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Amazing Stories (1985)!

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: 2/4/2024Network: NBCStatus: Ended
The Mission
191 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
Writer: Menno Meyjes
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Family Dog
66 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
Writer: Brad Bird
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Go to the Head of the Class
92 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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90 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
171 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
Writer: Mick Garris
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The Wedding Ring
101 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
Writer: Stu Krieger
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Grandpa's Ghost
61 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
181 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
Writer: Frank Deese
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Mr. Magic
125 votes

#10 - 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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Dorothy and Ben
75 votes

#11 - 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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Life on Death Row
87 votes

#12 - 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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The Sitter
83 votes

#13 - 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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Welcome to My Nightmare
89 votes

#14 - 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
Writer: Todd Holland
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One for the Books
68 votes

#15 - 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
76 votes

#16 - 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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91 votes

#17 - 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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One for the Road
78 votes

#18 - 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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The Eternal Mind
53 votes

#19 - 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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Without Diana
51 votes

#20 - 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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Blue Man Down
53 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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You Gotta Believe Me
85 votes

#22 - You Gotta Believe Me

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/20/1986

Awakened by a dream of a plane crashing outside his home, a man tries to convince people of his premonition.

Directors: Kevin Reynolds
Writer: Stu Krieger
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Mirror, Mirror
80 votes

#23 - 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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The Main Attraction
287 votes

#24 - The Main Attraction

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/6/1985

A high school football player is magnetized by a fallen meteorite.

Directors: Matthew Robbins
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No Day at the Beach
75 votes

#25 - 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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