The Best Episodes of The Twilight Zone

To Serve Man

#1 - To Serve Man 8.83

Season 3 - Episode 24

The Kanamits, 9 foot tall aliens, arrive on Earth with one lofty goal: To Serve Man.

Directors: Richard L. Bare, Damon Knight
Five Characters in Search of an Exit

#2 - Five Characters in Search of an Exit 8.74

Season 3 - Episode 14

A hobo, clown, bagpipe player, ballerina and military officer are trapped in a huge cylinder.

Directors: Lamont Johnson, Marvin Petal
The Monsters are Due on Maple Street

#3 - The Monsters are Due on Maple Street 8.55

Season 1 - Episode 22

Paranoia strikes the residents of Maple Street when they believe human-looking aliens have invaded the neighborhood.

Directors: Ron Winston
Printer's Devil

#4 - Printer's Devil 8.51

Season 4 - Episode 9

The owner of a failing paper is given help by the Devil.

Directors: Ralph Senensky
The Masks

#5 - The Masks 8.46

Season 5 - Episode 25

A dying man demands his family wear masks that he's given them at a Mardi Gras party.

Directors: Ida Lupino
The Shelter

#6 - The Shelter 8.40

Season 3 - Episode 3

When a UFO invasion appears imminent, several suburban friends and neighbours fight over control of a single bomb shelter.

Directors: Lamont Johnson
Eye of the Beholder

#7 - Eye of the Beholder 8.40

Season 2 - Episode 6

A young woman undergoes ""experimental treatments"" in an attempt to make her appear ""normal"".

Directors: Douglas Heyes
Time Enough at Last

#8 - Time Enough at Last 8.36

Season 1 - Episode 8

A bank teller, obsessed with reading, finds himself alone after a nuclear blast.

Directors: John Brahm
It's a Good Life

#9 - It's a Good Life 8.34

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.

Directors: James Sheldon, Jerome Bixby
Mr. Garrity and the Graves

#10 - Mr. Garrity and the Graves 8.30

Season 5 - Episode 32

Jared Garrity arrives in the Old West town of Happiness, Arizona, proclaiming he can revive the dead.

Directors: Ted Post, Mike Korologos
Dead Man's Shoes

#11 - Dead Man's Shoes 8.27

Season 3 - Episode 18

A vagrant steps into a murdered gangster's expensive shoes and is taken over by the dead man's ghost, who vows to remain on Earth to seek revenge against his killer.

Directors: Montgomery Pittman
Nightmare at 20,000 Feet

#12 - Nightmare at 20,000 Feet 8.27

Season 5 - Episode 3

Mr. Wilson believes he sees a gremlin on the wing of his commercial aircraft.

Directors: Richard Donner
The Jeopardy Room

#13 - The Jeopardy Room 8.21

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.

Directors: Richard Donner
The Trade-Ins

#14 - The Trade-Ins 8.20

Season 3 - Episode 31

An elderly couple visit the New Life Corporation, hoping to transport their personalities into youthful artificial bodies.

Directors: Elliot Silverstein
The Little People

#15 - The Little People 8.19

Season 3 - Episode 28

An astronaut declares himself a god when his ship lands on a planet populated by people smaller than ants.

Directors: William Claxton
Nothing in the Dark

#16 - Nothing in the Dark 8.15

Season 3 - Episode 16

A lonely old woman refuses to leave her apartment for fear of meeting ""Mr. Death.""

Directors: Lamont Johnson
Living Doll

#17 - Living Doll 8.15

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!

Directors: Richard C. Sarafian, Jerry Sohl, Charles Beaumont
A World of His Own

#18 - A World of His Own 8.12

Season 1 - Episode 36

A playwright makes characters come to life.

Directors: Ralph Nelson
The Silence

#19 - The Silence 8.12

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!"

Directors: Boris Sagal
Number 12 Looks Just Like You

#20 - Number 12 Looks Just Like You 8.10

Season 5 - Episode 17

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.

Directors: Abner Biberman
I Sing the Body Electric

#21 - I Sing the Body Electric 8.07

Season 3 - Episode 35

A widower buys a robot grandmother for his three children.

Directors: James Sheldon, William Claxton
Little Girl Lost

#22 - Little Girl Lost 8.07

Season 3 - Episode 26

A six-year-old girl rolls under her bed and vanishes into a fourth dimension. Her parents and a neighbor struggle to free her before the hole between the dimensions closes forever.

Directors: Paul Stewart
I Shot an Arrow into the Air

#23 - I Shot an Arrow into the Air 8.07

Season 1 - Episode 15

Three astronauts believe they have crashed on an asteroid.

Directors: Stuart Rosenberg
People Are Alike All Over

#24 - People Are Alike All Over 8.06

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...

Directors: Mitchell Leisen
The Midnight Sun

#25 - The Midnight Sun 8.06

Season 3 - Episode 10

The Earth's orbit has been changed, drawing ever closer to the sun and promising eminent destruction.

Directors: Anton Leader