Rod Serling’s iconic, critically acclaimed "The Twilight Zone" took on issues of prejudice, war, government, and morality in a time when these issues were rarely—if ever—directly discussed on television, much less in polite conversation. Through blending fantasy, thriller, and science fiction, many of the themes and lessons from the memorable (and prescient) storylines still resonate today.
The continued relevance of "The Twilight Zone," which originally ran from 1959 to 1964, has inspired several reboots. A film version was produced by Steven Spielberg in 1983, and the show enjoyed two revivals in 1985 and 2002, respectively, before the latest iteration helmed by Jordan Peele along with fellow executive producers Simon Kinberg ("X-Men," "Mr. & Mrs. Smith") and Glen Morgan ("X-Files," "Final Destination.").
Still, fans have a sweet spot for the OG 156 episodes that started it all, so Stacker has put together the definitive top 100 "Twilight Zone" episodes list here, based on IMDb fan ratings. Any ties that occurred during the ranking were broken by the volume of user votes (for example, if two episodes had the same rating of 9.2, the one with more votes was ranked above the other episode).
Keep reading to be reminded of old favorites, discover episodes you may have missed, and to see if any of your favorites ranked near the very top.
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