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The Best Twilight Zone Episodes of All Time

Updated August 20, 2020 72.6k votes 6.8k voters 132.9k views156 items

List RulesBest Twilight Zone episodes of all time, no matter how popular they are.

List of the best The Twilight Zone episodes, as determined by voters like you. Rod Serling created The Twilight Zone as an anthology showcase of some of science fiction's greatest stories. With all the amazing episodes of the show that exist, it's hard to trust just one person's opinion of what the top classic Twilight Zone episodes of all time are. Fans of The Twilight Zone are very passionate about the show, and there are often debates over which episodes are the greatest, and which ones missed the mark. Vote for your favorites and we can find out once and for all what everyone thinks the best episode is.

You can vote on all of these original Twilight Zone episodes, from "The Dummy" to "To Serve Man". What is the best The Twilight Zone episode of all time? Look below and find out, and if you're a true fan, be sure to check out our list of the best NEW Twilight Zone episodes, as well as our list of other shows like The Twilight Zone.

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    To Serve Man

    Mar 02 1962

    SeasonThe Twilight Zone Season 3

    Episode Number24

    SeriesThe Twilight Zone

    "To Serve Man" is episode 89 of the anthology series The Twilight Zone. It originally aired on March 2, 1962 on CBS. The story is based on the 1950 short story "To Serve Man", written by Damon...  more
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    SeasonThe Twilight Zone Season 5

    Episode Number3

    SeriesThe Twilight Zone

    Mr. Wilson believes he sees a gremlin on the wing of his commercial aircraft....  more
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    SeasonThe Twilight Zone Season 1

    Episode Number8

    SeriesThe Twilight Zone

    A bank teller, obsessed with reading, finds himself alone after a nuclear blast....  more
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    725

    SeasonThe Twilight Zone Season 2

    Episode Number6

    SeriesThe Twilight Zone

    A young woman undergoes ""experimental treatments"" in an attempt to make her appear ""normal""....  more
  • 5

    SeasonThe Twilight Zone Season 2

    Episode Number64

    SeriesThe Twilight Zone

    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....  more
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    The Masks

    Mar 20 1964

    SeasonThe Twilight Zone Season 5

    Episode Number25

    SeriesThe Twilight Zone

    A dying man demands his family wear masks that he's given them at a Mardi Gras party....  more
  • 7

    SeasonThe Twilight Zone Season 1

    Episode Number22

    SeriesThe Twilight Zone

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

    Nov 17 1961

    SeasonThe Twilight Zone Season 3

    Episode Number75

    SeriesThe Twilight Zone

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

    Nov 01 1963

    SeasonThe Twilight Zone Season 5

    Episode Number6

    SeriesThe Twilight Zone

    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!...  more
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    387

    SeasonThe Twilight Zone Season 1

    Episode Number30

    SeriesThe Twilight Zone

    "A Stop at Willoughby" is an episode of the American television anthology series The Twilight Zone. Rod Serling cited this as his favorite story from the first season of the series....  more
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    It's a Good Life

    Nov 03 1961

    SeasonThe Twilight Zone Season 3

    Episode Number8

    SeriesThe Twilight Zone

    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....  more
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    The Hitch-Hiker

    Jan 22 1960

    SeasonThe Twilight Zone Season 1

    Episode Number16

    SeriesThe Twilight Zone

    A man is annoyed by two tenacious people he believes to be evangelists and refuses to listen to their claims that the day is Armageddon, but as it transpires the day is Armageddon, and the...  more
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    Nick of Time

    Nov 18 1960

    SeasonThe Twilight Zone Season 2

    Episode Number7

    SeriesThe Twilight Zone

    A superstitious newlywed becomes obsessed by a penny fortune-telling machine when he and his new wife are stranded with car trouble....  more
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    The After Hours

    Jun 10 1960

    SeasonThe Twilight Zone Season 1

    Episode Number34

    SeriesThe Twilight Zone

    "The After Hours" is episode thirty-four of the American television anthology series The Twilight Zone. It originally aired on June 10, 1960 on CBS....  more
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    The Obsolete Man

    Jun 02 1961

    SeasonThe Twilight Zone Season 2

    Episode Number29

    SeriesThe Twilight Zone

    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....  more
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    SeasonThe Twilight Zone Season 1

    Episode Number1

    SeriesThe Twilight Zone

    Mike Ferris finds himself in a town strangely devoid of people. But despite the emptiness, he has the odd feeling that he's being watched......  more
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    The Invaders

    Jan 27 1961

    SeasonThe Twilight Zone Season 2

    Episode Number15

    SeriesThe Twilight Zone

    An old woman in an isolated farmhouse encounters tiny, hostile aliens....  more
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    The Howling Man

    Nov 04 1960

    SeasonThe Twilight Zone Season 2

    Episode Number5

    SeriesThe Twilight Zone

    A man, on a walking trip of Europe, gets caught in a storm. He finds remote monastery that contains a prisoner....  more
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    The Lonely

    Nov 13 1959

    SeasonThe Twilight Zone Season 1

    Episode Number7

    SeriesThe Twilight Zone

    Corry, a man stranded on an asteroid after being convicted of a crime, receives a present of a robot who looks and sounds like a real woman....  more
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    The Dummy

    May 04 1962

    SeasonThe Twilight Zone Season 3

    Episode Number33

    SeriesThe Twilight Zone

    A ventriloquist is convinced that his dummy, Willie, is alive and evil. He makes plans for a new act with a new dummy: plans that Willie doesn't support!...  more
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    SeasonThe Twilight Zone Season 1

    Episode Number25

    SeriesThe Twilight Zone

    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......  more
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    SeasonThe Twilight Zone Season 5

    Episode Number17

    SeriesThe Twilight Zone

    "Number 12 Looks Just Like You" is an episode of the American television anthology series The Twilight Zone....  more
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    SeasonThe Twilight Zone Season 1

    Episode Number11

    SeriesThe Twilight Zone

    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...  more
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    The Silence

    Apr 28 1961

    SeasonThe Twilight Zone Season 2

    Episode Number25

    SeriesThe Twilight Zone

    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...  more
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    SeasonThe Twilight Zone Season 1

    Episode Number14

    SeriesThe Twilight Zone

    "Third from the Sun" is an episode of the American television anthology series The Twilight Zone. It is based on a short story of the same name by Richard Matheson which first appeared in the first...  more