TV Episodes 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.

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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
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
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
Mar 04 1960 Paranoia strikes the residents of Maple Street when they believe human-looking aliens have invaded the neighborhood.

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1,679 352
Nightmare at 20,000 Feet is listed (or ranked) 4 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) 5 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 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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1,018 278
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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1,095 334
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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1,012 200
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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841 236
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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780 241
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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693 236
The Obsolete Man is listed (or ranked) 13 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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651 222
The Howling Man is listed (or ranked) 14 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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540 215
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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519 196
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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Five Characters in Search of a... is listed (or ranked) 17 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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416 187
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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627 218
The Invaders is listed (or ranked) 19 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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435 165
Deaths-Head Revisited is listed (or ranked) 20 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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378 149
The Shelter is listed (or ranked) 21 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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463 154
Nick of Time is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Twilight Zone Episodes of All 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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374 217
Walking Distance is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Twilight Zone Episodes of All Time
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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452 152
The Dummy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Twilight Zone Episodes of All Time
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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362 139
A Most Unusual Camera is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Twilight Zone Episodes of All Time
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.