The BEST Episodes of The Twilight Zone
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jun 17, 2020
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 - Printer's Devil
Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired Feb 28, 1963
The owner of a failing paper is given help by the Devil.
#2 - To Serve Man
Season 3 - Episode 24 - Aired Mar 2, 1962
The Kanamits, 9 foot tall aliens, arrive on Earth with one lofty goal: To Serve Man.
#3 - Time Enough at Last
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 20, 1959
A bank teller, obsessed with reading, finds himself alone after a nuclear blast.
#4 - Five Characters in Search of an Exit
Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired Dec 22, 1961
A hobo, clown, bagpipe player, ballerina and military officer are trapped in a huge cylinder.
#5 - Mr. Garrity and the Graves
Season 5 - Episode 32 - Aired May 8, 1964
Jared Garrity arrives in the Old West town of Happiness, Arizona, proclaiming he can revive the dead.
#6 - In His Image
Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 3, 1963
A scientist creates an android that has the qualities which he feels he's lacking.
#7 - Deaths-Head Revisited
Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 10, 1961
A former Nazi SS Captain returns to the ruins of a concentration camp to reminisce, and is met by one of his victims.
#8 - The Eye of the Beholder
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 11, 1960
A young woman undergoes ""experimental treatments"" in an attempt to make her appear ""normal"".
#9 - The Midnight Sun
Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 17, 1961
The Earth's orbit has been changed, drawing ever closer to the sun and promising eminent destruction.
#10 - The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street
Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired Mar 4, 1960
Paranoia strikes the residents of Maple Street when they believe human-looking aliens have invaded the neighborhood.
#11 - Living Doll
Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 1, 1963
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!
#12 - The Shelter
Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 29, 1961
When a UFO invasion appears imminent, several suburban friends and neighbours fight over control of a single bomb shelter.
#13 - Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up?
Season 2 - Episode 28 - Aired May 26, 1961
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.
#14 - The Masks
Season 5 - Episode 25 - Aired Mar 20, 1964
A dying man demands his family wear masks that he's given them at a Mardi Gras party.
#15 - Nick of Time
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 18, 1960
A superstitious newlywed becomes obsessed by a penny fortune-telling machine when he and his new wife are stranded with car trouble.
#16 - It's a Good Life
Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 3, 1961
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.
#17 - The Lateness of the Hour
Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 2, 1960
Dr. Loren enjoys the faultless robot servants he has invented. His daughter, however, feels imprisoned by them--and soon learns how right she is.
#18 - He's Alive
Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 24, 1963
Peter Vollmer, a small-time neo-Nazi leader, yearns for more power. Advised by a shadowy benefactor, Vollmer's following grows, as does his ego...
#19 - A Quality of Mercy
Season 3 - Episode 15 - Aired Dec 29, 1961
A soldier gets a new perspective on war when he is forced to experience it from his enemy's point of view.
#20 - Walking Distance
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 30, 1959
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 - I Am the Night - Color Me Black
Season 5 - Episode 26 - Aired Mar 27, 1964
On the day an unpopular idealist is to be executed for the killing of a racist bully, the townsfolk are shocked to see the skies have turned pitch black.
#22 - Number 12 Looks Just Like You
Season 5 - Episode 17 - Aired Jan 24, 1964
In a future where everyone must undergo an operation at the age of 19 to make them identical to everyone else, one woman desperately tries to hang onto her own identity.
#23 - The Hitch-Hiker
Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Jan 22, 1960
Alone on a cross-country trip, a woman continually sees the same hitch-hiker everywhere she looks.
#24 - The Encounter
Season 5 - Episode 31 - Aired May 1, 1964
A World War II veteran and a Japanese-American gardener battle each other over a war that ended more than 20 years ago.
#25 - The Obsolete Man
Season 2 - Episode 29 - Aired Jun 2, 1961
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.