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The Best Twilight Zone Episodes of All Time  

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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 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. 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.

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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
Nov 11 1960
A young woman undergoes ""experimental treatments"" in an attempt to make her appear ""normal"".
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Nightmare at 20,000 Feet is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Twilight Zone Episodes of All Time
Oct 11 1963
Mr. Wilson believes he sees a gremlin on the wing of his commercial aircraft.
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To Serve Man is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Twilight Zone Episodes of All Time
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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The Monsters Are Due on Maple ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Twilight Zone Episodes of All Time
Mar 04 1960
Paranoia strikes the residents of Maple Street when they believe human-looking aliens have invaded the neighborhood.
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Time Enough at Last is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Twilight Zone Episodes of All Time
Nov 20 1959
A bank teller, obsessed with reading, finds himself alone after a nuclear blast.
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The Masks is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Twilight Zone Episodes of All Time
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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Will the Real Martian Please S... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Twilight Zone Episodes of All Time
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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It's a Good Life is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Twilight Zone Episodes of All Time
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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A Stop at Willoughby is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Twilight Zone Episodes of All Time
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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Living Doll is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Twilight Zone Episodes of All Time
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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The Midnight Sun is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Twilight Zone Episodes of All Time
Nov 17 1961
The Earth's orbit has been changed, drawing ever closer to the sun and promising eminent destruction.
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The Hitch-Hiker is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Twilight Zone Episodes of All Time
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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The Howling Man is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Twilight Zone Episodes of All Time
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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Five Characters in Search of a... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Twilight Zone Episodes of All Time
Dec 22 1961
A hobo, clown, bagpipe player, ballerina and military officer are trapped in a huge cylinder.
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The After Hours is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Twilight Zone Episodes of All Time
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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Where Is Everybody? is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Twilight Zone Episodes of All Time
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 Obsolete Man is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Twilight Zone Episodes of All Time
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 Hundred Yards Over the Rim is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Twilight Zone Episodes of All Time
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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Deaths-Head Revisited is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Twilight Zone Episodes of All Time
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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People Are Alike All Over is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Twilight Zone Episodes of All Time
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 Invaders is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Twilight Zone Episodes of All Time
Jan 27 1961
An old woman in an isolated farmhouse encounters tiny, hostile aliens.
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The Lonely is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Twilight Zone Episodes of All Time
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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The Silence is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Twilight Zone Episodes of All Time
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 Shelter is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Twilight Zone Episodes of All Time
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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And When the Sky Was Opened is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Twilight Zone Episodes of All Time
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