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The Best Twilight Zone Episodes of All Time

Updated August 20, 2020 73.5k votes 6.7k voters 132.0k 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 Man1
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    To Serve Man

    Mar 02 1962

    SeasonThe Twilight Zone Season 3

    Episode Number24

    "To Serve Man" is episode 89 of the anthology series The Twilight Zone. It originally aired on...  more
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  • Nightmare at 20,000 Feet2
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    SeasonThe Twilight Zone Season 5

    Episode Number3

    Mr. Wilson believes he sees a gremlin on the wing of his commercial aircraft....  more
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  • The Eye of the Beholder3
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    SeasonThe Twilight Zone Season 2

    Episode Number6

    A young woman undergoes ""experimental treatments"" in an attempt to make her appear...  more
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  • Time Enough at Last4
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    SeasonThe Twilight Zone Season 1

    Episode Number8

    A bank teller, obsessed with reading, finds himself alone after a nuclear blast....  more
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  • Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up?5

    SeasonThe Twilight Zone Season 2

    Episode Number64

    State troopers follow tracks from an unidentified flying object to a diner where they try to...  more
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  • The Masks6
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    The Masks

    Mar 20 1964

    SeasonThe Twilight Zone Season 5

    Episode Number25

    A dying man demands his family wear masks that he's given them at a Mardi Gras party....  more
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  • The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street7

    SeasonThe Twilight Zone Season 1

    Episode Number22

    Paranoia strikes the residents of Maple Street when they believe human-looking aliens have...  more
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  • Living Doll8
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    Living Doll

    Nov 01 1963

    SeasonThe Twilight Zone Season 5

    Episode Number6

    Erich is displeased when his wife buys an expensive doll for his step-daughter. He becomes...  more
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  • The Midnight Sun9
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    The Midnight Sun

    Nov 17 1961

    SeasonThe Twilight Zone Season 3

    Episode Number75

    The Earth's orbit has been changed, drawing ever closer to the sun and promising eminent...  more
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  • A Stop at Willoughby10
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    SeasonThe Twilight Zone Season 1

    Episode Number30

    "A Stop at Willoughby" is an episode of the American television anthology series The Twilight...  more
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  • It's a Good Life11
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    It's a Good Life

    Nov 03 1961

    SeasonThe Twilight Zone Season 3

    Episode Number8

    Little Anthony Fremont controls an entire town with his ability to read minds and make people...  more
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  • The Hitch-Hiker12
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    The Hitch-Hiker

    Jan 22 1960

    SeasonThe Twilight Zone Season 1

    Episode Number16

    A man is annoyed by two tenacious people he believes to be evangelists and refuses to listen...  more
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  • Nick of Time13
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    Nick of Time

    Nov 18 1960

    SeasonThe Twilight Zone Season 2

    Episode Number7

    A superstitious newlywed becomes obsessed by a penny fortune-telling machine when he and his...  more
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  • The After Hours14
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    The After Hours

    Jun 10 1960

    SeasonThe Twilight Zone Season 1

    Episode Number34

    "The After Hours" is episode thirty-four of the American television anthology series The...  more
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  • The Obsolete Man15
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    The Obsolete Man

    Jun 02 1961

    SeasonThe Twilight Zone Season 2

    Episode Number29

    In a future state where religion and books have been banned, a librarian (Burgess Meridith) is...  more
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  • Where Is Everybody?16
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    SeasonThe Twilight Zone Season 1

    Episode Number1

    Mike Ferris finds himself in a town strangely devoid of people. But despite the emptiness, he...  more
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  • The Invaders17
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    The Invaders

    Jan 27 1961

    SeasonThe Twilight Zone Season 2

    Episode Number15

    An old woman in an isolated farmhouse encounters tiny, hostile aliens....  more
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  • The Howling Man18
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    The Howling Man

    Nov 04 1960

    SeasonThe Twilight Zone Season 2

    Episode Number5

    A man, on a walking trip of Europe, gets caught in a storm. He finds remote monastery that...  more
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  • The Lonely19
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    The Lonely

    Nov 13 1959

    SeasonThe Twilight Zone Season 1

    Episode Number7

    Corry, a man stranded on an asteroid after being convicted of a crime, receives a present of a...  more
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  • The Dummy20
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    The Dummy

    May 04 1962

    SeasonThe Twilight Zone Season 3

    Episode Number33

    A ventriloquist is convinced that his dummy, Willie, is alive and evil. He makes plans for a...  more
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  • People Are Alike All Over21
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    SeasonThe Twilight Zone Season 1

    Episode Number25

    When a space exploration crashes on Mars, the surviving passenger is surprised to find that...  more
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  • The Silence22
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    The Silence

    Apr 28 1961

    SeasonThe Twilight Zone Season 2

    Episode Number25

    Archie Taylor, who wants his men's club quiet, offers Jamie Tennyson half a million dollars to...  more
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  • Number 12 Looks Just Like You23

    SeasonThe Twilight Zone Season 5

    Episode Number17

    "Number 12 Looks Just Like You" is an episode of the American television anthology series The...  more
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  • Five Characters in Search of an Exit24

    SeasonThe Twilight Zone Season 3

    Episode Number14

    A hobo, clown, bagpipe player, ballerina and military officer are trapped in a huge cylinder....  more
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  • And When the Sky Was Opened25

    SeasonThe Twilight Zone Season 1

    Episode Number11

    Three astronauts have returned from this first space flight. Major Gart is hospitalized with a...  more
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