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List Rules Best 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 The 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. 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 episodes, from "The Dummy" to "To Serve Man". What is the best The Twilight Zone episode of all time? Look below and find out.
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The Eye of the Beholder is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Twilight Zone Episodes of All Time
The Eye of the Beholder Nov 11 1960 - A young woman undergoes ""experimental treatments"" in an attempt to make her appear ""normal"".

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Time Enough at Last is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Twilight Zone Episodes of All Time
Time Enough at Last Nov 20 1959 - A bank teller, obsessed with reading, finds himself alone after a nuclear blast.

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The Monsters Are Due on Maple ... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Twilight Zone Episodes of All Time
The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street Mar 04 1960 - Paranoia strikes the residents of Maple Street when they believe human-looking aliens have invaded the neighborhood.

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To Serve Man is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Twilight Zone Episodes of All Time
To Serve Man Mar 02 1962 - "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 ...more

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Nightmare at 20,000 Feet is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Twilight Zone Episodes of All Time
Nightmare at 20,000 Feet Oct 11 1963 - Mr. Wilson believes he sees a gremlin on the wing of his commercial aircraft.

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It's a Good Life is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Twilight Zone Episodes of All Time
It's a Good Life Nov 03 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.

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Will the Real Martian Please S... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Twilight Zone Episodes of All Time
Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up? 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.

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Five Characters in Search of a... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Twilight Zone Episodes of All Time
Five Characters in Search of an Exit Dec 22 1961 - A hobo, clown, bagpipe player, ballerina and military officer are trapped in a huge cylinder.

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The Obsolete Man is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Twilight Zone Episodes of All Time
The Obsolete Man Jun 02 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.

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A Stop at Willoughby is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Twilight Zone Episodes of All Time
A Stop at Willoughby May 06 1960 - "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.

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The Hitch-Hiker is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Twilight Zone Episodes of All Time
The Hitch-Hiker Jan 22 1960 - 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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Walking Distance is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Twilight Zone Episodes of All Time
Walking Distance Oct 30 1959 - "Walking Distance" is episode five of the American television anthology series The Twilight Zone. It originally aired on October 30, 1959 on CBS. The episode was listed as the ninth ...more

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The After Hours is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Twilight Zone Episodes of All Time
The After Hours Jun 10 1960 - "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.

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The Masks is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Twilight Zone Episodes of All Time
The Masks Mar 20 1964 - A dying man demands his family wear masks that he's given them at a Mardi Gras party.

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The Midnight Sun is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Twilight Zone Episodes of All Time
The Midnight Sun Nov 17 1961 - The Earth's orbit has been changed, drawing ever closer to the sun and promising eminent destruction.

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Living Doll is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Twilight Zone Episodes of All Time
Living Doll Nov 01 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!

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A Hundred Yards Over the Rim is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Twilight Zone Episodes of All Time
A Hundred Yards Over the Rim Apr 07 1961 - In 1847 a western settler sets out to find medicine for his dying son - and stumbles into modern-day New Mexico.

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The Howling Man is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Twilight Zone Episodes of All Time
The Howling Man Nov 04 1960 - A man, on a walking trip of Europe, gets caught in a storm. He finds remote monastery that contains a prisoner.

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The Silence is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Twilight Zone Episodes of All Time
The Silence Apr 28 1961 - 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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The Night of the Meek is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Twilight Zone Episodes of All Time
The Night of the Meek Dec 23 1960 - A down-on-his-luck department store Santa Claus discovers a bottomless sack of toys.

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The Invaders is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Twilight Zone Episodes of All Time
The Invaders Jan 27 1961 - An old woman in an isolated farmhouse encounters tiny, hostile aliens.

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Nick of Time is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Twilight Zone Episodes of All Time
Nick of Time 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.

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Deaths-Head Revisited is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Twilight Zone Episodes of All Time
Deaths-Head Revisited 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.

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Where Is Everybody? is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Twilight Zone Episodes of All Time
Where Is Everybody? Oct 02 1959 - 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...

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The Lonely is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Twilight Zone Episodes of All Time
The Lonely Nov 13 1959 - 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.

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Twenty-Two is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Twilight Zone Episodes of All Time
Twenty-Two Feb 10 1961 - Miss Powell has a recurring nightmare about room 22 in a morgue.

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And When the Sky Was Opened is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Twilight Zone Episodes of All Time
And When the Sky Was Opened Dec 11 1959 - 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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People Are Alike All Over is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Twilight Zone Episodes of All Time
People Are Alike All Over Mar 25 1960 - 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...

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The Dummy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Twilight Zone Episodes of All Time
The Dummy May 04 1962 - 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!

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The Shelter is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Twilight Zone Episodes of All Time
The Shelter Sep 29 1961 - When a UFO invasion appears imminent, several suburban friends and neighbours fight over control of a single bomb shelter.

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Number 12 Looks Just Like You is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Twilight Zone Episodes of All Time
Number 12 Looks Just Like You Jan 24 1964 - "Number 12 Looks Just Like You" is an episode of the American television anthology series The Twilight Zone.

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Kick the Can is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Twilight Zone Episodes of All Time
Kick the Can Feb 09 1962 - The senior residents of Sunnyvale decide that the secret to youth is acting young, and in particular playing a childhood game called ""kick-the-can.""

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A Game of Pool is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Twilight Zone Episodes of All Time
A Game of Pool Oct 13 1961 - "A Game of Pool" is episode 70 of the American television anthology series The Twilight Zone. It originally aired on October 13, 1961 on CBS. According to Rod Serling, it is "the ...more

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The Changing of the Guard is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Twilight Zone Episodes of All Time
The Changing of the Guard Jun 01 1962 - A retiring professor contemplates suicide.

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Nothing in the Dark is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Twilight Zone Episodes of All Time
Nothing in the Dark Jan 05 1962 - "Nothing in the Dark" is an episode of the American television anthology series The Twilight Zone. This is one of two episodes that were filmed during Season 2 but held over for ...more

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A Kind of a Stopwatch is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Twilight Zone Episodes of All Time
A Kind of a Stopwatch Oct 18 1963 - The world's biggest bore and most avid talker gets a magical stopwatch that can stop everything except him.

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The Odyssey of Flight 33 is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Twilight Zone Episodes of All Time
The Odyssey of Flight 33 Feb 24 1961 - A commercial aircraft mysteriously travels back through time.

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An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bri... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Twilight Zone Episodes of All Time
An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge Feb 28 1964 - As a Confederate spy is about to be hanged, the rope breaks and he falls to the water below. He dodges bullets and heads off for home. He finally reaches it, but as his wife hugs him he ...more

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Mirror Image is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Twilight Zone Episodes of All Time
Mirror Image Feb 26 1960 - Millicent Barnes sees her double at a bus terminal.

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What You Need is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Twilight Zone Episodes of All Time
What You Need Dec 25 1959 - 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.

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Two is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Twilight Zone Episodes of All Time
Two Sep 15 1961 - A man and a woman, on opposite sides of a future war, encounter each other in a deserted town.

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A Most Unusual Camera is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Twilight Zone Episodes of All Time
A Most Unusual Camera Dec 16 1960 - Chester Diedrich and his wife Paula, after burglarizing a curio shop, end up with a camera that takes pictures of events five minutes into the future.

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A Nice Place to Visit is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Twilight Zone Episodes of All Time
A Nice Place to Visit Apr 15 1960 - After being shot to death, Rocky Valentine encounters the amiable white-haired Mr. Pip, who gives Rocky everything he wishes for.

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I Shot an Arrow into the Air is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Twilight Zone Episodes of All Time
I Shot an Arrow into the Air Jan 15 1960 - Three astronauts believe they have crashed on an asteroid.

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The Last Flight is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Twilight Zone Episodes of All Time
The Last Flight Feb 05 1960 - A cop pursues the last known criminal in Earth's future society. But as it turns out, the criminal is fighting on the same side of the cop, to rid the world of androids.

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Back There is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Twilight Zone Episodes of All Time
Back There Jan 13 1961 - It's April 14, 1961. Peter Corrigan and friends are discussing time travel at their men's club. Corrigan suddenly becomes dizzy. When his head clears, he has moved back to April 14, 1865 - the ...more

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The Hunt is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Twilight Zone Episodes of All Time
The Hunt Jan 26 1962 - On a hunting trip, Hyder Simpson and his dog Rip dive into a lake after a raccoon. When he gets home he finds that no one can see or hear him.

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Nightmare as a Child is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Twilight Zone Episodes of All Time
Nightmare as a Child Apr 29 1960 - Schoolteacher Helen Foley finds a strange and very serious little girl on the stairs outside her apartment. The little girl seems to know her, and tries to jog her memory about a man she saw ...more

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One for the Angels is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Twilight Zone Episodes of All Time
One for the Angels Oct 09 1959 - A street salesman cleverly eludes Death. But if he lives, a little girl must die in his place.

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Third from the Sun is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Twilight Zone Episodes of All Time
Third from the Sun Jan 08 1960 - "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 ...more