The BEST Episodes of The Twilight Zone
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Nov 12, 2019
The Twilight Zone was a popular American anthology series. The series was a collection of various tales that range from the tragic to the comedic. They may be scary or just thought-provoking. Most episodes have unexpected endings and a moral lesson. But, no matter what, it's "a journey into a wondrous land, whose boundaries are that of the imagination."
#1 - To Serve Man
Season 3 - Episode 24
The Kanamits, 9 foot tall aliens, arrive on Earth with one lofty goal: To Serve Man.
#2 - The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street
Season 1 - Episode 22
Paranoia strikes the residents of Maple Street when they believe human-looking aliens have invaded the neighborhood.
#3 - Living Doll
Season 5 - Episode 6
Erich is displeased when his wife buys an expensive doll for his step-daughter. He becomes even more displeased when the doll tells him it doesn't like him!
#4 - Time Enough at Last
Season 1 - Episode 8
A bank teller, obsessed with reading, finds himself alone after a nuclear blast.
#5 - Printer's Devil
Season 4 - Episode 9
The owner of a failing paper is given help by the Devil.
#6 - The Shelter
Season 3 - Episode 3
When a UFO invasion appears imminent, several suburban friends and neighbours fight over control of a single bomb shelter.
#7 - The Eye of the Beholder
Season 2 - Episode 6
A young woman undergoes ""experimental treatments"" in an attempt to make her appear ""normal"".
#8 - Nightmare at 20,000 Feet
Season 5 - Episode 3
Mr. Wilson believes he sees a gremlin on the wing of his commercial aircraft.
#9 - Five Characters in Search of an Exit
Season 3 - Episode 14
A hobo, clown, bagpipe player, ballerina and military officer are trapped in a huge cylinder.
#10 - A World of His Own
Season 1 - Episode 36
A playwright makes characters come to life.
#11 - It's a Good Life
Season 3 - Episode 8
Little Anthony Fremont controls an entire town with his ability to read minds and make people do as he wishes. Which is a real good thing.
#12 - The Masks
Season 5 - Episode 25
A dying man demands his family wear masks that he's given them at a Mardi Gras party.
#13 - People Are Alike All Over
Season 1 - Episode 25
When a space exploration crashes on Mars, the surviving passenger is surprised to find that Martians are human-looking, very friendly and apparently just like us...
#14 - Valley of the Shadow
Season 4 - Episode 3
A reporter finds himself trapped in a small town where people can reverse time and do many other amazing things.
#15 - Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up?
Season 2 - Episode 28
State troopers follow tracks from an unidentified flying object to a diner where they try to determine which of the seven bus passengers stranded inside is really a Martian.
#16 - The Obsolete Man
Season 2 - Episode 29
In a future state where religion and books have been banned, a librarian (Burgess Meridith) is judged obsolete by the Chancellor (Fritz Weaver) and sentenced to death.
#17 - The Silence
Season 2 - Episode 25
Archie Taylor, who wants his men's club quiet, offers Jamie Tennyson half a million dollars to remain silent for one year. To insure his unbroken silence, he will live in the club's basement. In debt, and with a wife that has expensive tastes, Tennyson agrees. During the year, Taylor tries every trick in the book to get Tennyson to talk, however he remains silent. Finally, the year is up and Tennyson emerges from the basement to collect his money. Taylor then reveals that he lost his fortune ten years before, and never intended to pay off the bet. Tennyson remains silent, but writes a note to Taylor. It says: "I knew I would not be able to keep my part of the bargain, so one year ago I had the nerves to my vocal chords severed!"
#18 - A Penny For Your Thoughts
Season 2 - Episode 16
The lucky flip of a coin seems to give a mild-mannered bank clerk the power to read minds. But he soon learns that you can't believe everything you read.
#19 - Nick of Time
Season 2 - Episode 7
A superstitious newlywed becomes obsessed by a penny fortune-telling machine when he and his new wife are stranded with car trouble.
#20 - Walking Distance
Season 1 - Episode 5
Martin Sloan, driving through the country, leaves his car and starts to walk toward his hometown, Homewood. He finds things exactly as they were when he was a child. He soon realizes he's gone back in time.
#21 - And When the Sky Was Opened
Season 1 - Episode 11
Three astronauts have returned from this first space flight. Major Gart is hospitalized with a broken leg. The other two, Colonels Harrington and Forbes head for a bar. Harrington gets a strange feeling.
#22 - Third from the Sun
Season 1 - Episode 14
With all-out nuclear war about to ignite, a scientist and his pilot friend plot to escape on an experimental spaceship.
#23 - The After Hours
Season 1 - Episode 34
A woman discovers that the floor of a department store, on which she bought a gold thimble, doesn't exist - and that her ""saleslady"" is really a mannequin!
#24 - What You Need
Season 1 - Episode 12
A two-bit thug thinks he's found the key to a better life in an old sidewalk salesman who has the uncanny ability to tell people what they need the most.
#25 - The Jeopardy Room
Season 5 - Episode 29
Trying to defect, Major Ivan Kuchenko is trapped inside a hotel room with Commissar Vassiloff, a hitman, and Boris, his assistant, in the room across the street. Vassiloff has planted a bomb in the room and Ivan must find it within three hours or be blown to bits.