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1. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Breakdown (1955)

TV-14 | 26 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

William Callew is involved in a bad traffic accident on a rural road, that leaves him so paralyzed he appears lifeless, and when help arrives they think he's really dead.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Joseph Cotten, Raymond Bailey, Forrest Stanley

Votes: 1,225

MY TWO CENTS: My vote for the greatest episode of the entire series. Incredibly suspenseful, artfully executed, and emotionally draining. This is suspense done to perfection courtesy of the master himself (he directed it).

10

2. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: The Case of Mr. Pelham (1955)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A series of troubling incidents lead Mr. Pelham to believe that he has a double who is deliberately impersonating him.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Tom Ewell, Raymond Bailey, Justice Watson

Votes: 872

MY TWO CENTS: A surrealistic nightmare directed by Hitchcock himself - one of the few episodes that leaves reality and enters a world more akin to The Twilight Zone. Probably the most disturbing of all the episodes.

10

3. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: The Creeper (1956)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A frightened housewife is alone in her apartment when she begins to suspect just about anyone could be the unknown killer who has been strangling women.

Director: Herschel Daugherty | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Constance Ford, Steve Brodie, Harry Townes

Votes: 516

MY TWO CENTS: A serial killer is at large... who is it? The plot is relatively straightforward, but it's an excellent exercise in dread and paranoia as everyone is under suspicion. 8

4. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Help Wanted (1956)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

To pay for his wife's operation, Mr. Crabtree takes a job working for the mysterious Mr. X, who asks him to manage a job involving a blackmailer.

Director: James Neilson | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, John Qualen, Lorne Greene, Madge Kennedy

Votes: 484

MY TWO CENTS: Based on a wonderful short story by Stanley Ellin, this is a solid adaptation with a mysterious set-up and slow revelations.

8

5. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: The Dangerous People (1957)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Two men wait at a train station. A wailing siren periodically reminds them that a maniac has escaped from the local mental hospital.

Director: Robert Stevens | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Albert Salmi, Robert H. Harris, Ken Clark

Votes: 288

MY TWO CENTS: A psychologically intense episode between two characters - is one of them an escaped convict from the insane asylum? Artfully executed with almost all the dialogue being internal monologues. The ending is particularly effective, especially in its "message" concerning who are the "real" dangerous people. Wonderful.

10

6. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Enough Rope for Two (1957)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

An ex-convict plans on killing his double crossing partner and maybe his ex-girlfriend, after they help him recover the stolen money he hid.

Director: Paul Henreid | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Jean Hagen, Steven Hill, Steve Brodie

Votes: 300

MY TWO CENTS: Sun-bleached noir at its finest. The ironic twists at the end are some of the best examples of poetic justice you will see.

9

7. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: The Glass Eye (1957)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Captivated by the actor's physical beauty, an aging spinster pulls up stakes to follow a ventriloquist and his dummy from performance to performance; finally, the man consents to a much-wanted meeting.

Director: Robert Stevens | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Jessica Tandy, Tom Conway, Rosemary Harris

Votes: 547

MY TWO CENTS: A tragic love story with a hair-raising twist ending that sent chills down my spine as a child; easily one of the most memorable twists of the entire series. Stars Oscar winner Jessica Tandy as well as a young William Shatner.

9

8. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Heart of Gold (1957)

TV-14 | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A convicted robber is released to the family of one of his cell mates, against the better judgment of his parole officer.

Director: Robert Stevens | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Mildred Dunnock, Darryl Hickman, Nehemiah Persoff

Votes: 295

MY TWO CENTS: Emotionally intense crime drama with a tragic twist ending that is devastating. Highly recommended.

9

9. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: The Manacled (1957)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Shackled prisoner Stephen Fontaine tries to negotiate an escape from Sergeant Rockwell while en route to San Quentin.

Director: Robert Stevens | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Gary Merrill, William Redfield, Rusty Lane

Votes: 366

MY TWO CENTS: Suspenseful two-hander concerning a cop transporting a prisoner - a psychological battle of wits ensues with a pitch-perfect ending. Once again, poetic justice at its finest.

9

10. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: One More Mile to Go (1957)

TV-14 | 26 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Sam Jacoby has his wife's corpse in the trunk of his car, and is menaced by a motorcycle cop, who nags him about a taillight.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, David Wayne, Steve Brodie, Louise Larabee

Votes: 492

MY TWO CENTS: My vote for the second best of the entire lot (just behind Breakdown), Hitchcock directs this suspenseful tale of a man trying to dispose of his murdered wife. Artfully executed, with the first half played out almost in complete silence. Wonderful, simply wonderful!

10

11. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: The Young One (1957)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A rebellious, pretty teenage girl uses any means, even murder, to get free of her protective aunt who is raising her.

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Carol Lynley, Vince Edwards, Stephen Joyce

Votes: 334

MY TWO CENTS: Directed by Robert Altman, this crime drama pushed the envelope (by 1950s standards) of a promiscuous young girl who seduces men in an effort to escape from her overbearing aunt. Emotionally intense with a tragic ending.

9

12. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: The Crooked Road (1958)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Harry Adams and his wife are driving cross-country through a rural Deep South town when a local speed trap ensnares the young couple. The corrupt redneck police officer, Chandler, arrests ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Henreid | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Richard Kiley, Walter Matthau, Patricia Breslin

Votes: 301

MY TWO CENTS: Plays out almost like a surrealistic nightmare where a couple drives through a small town and are unreasonably harassed the local law enforcement (played to slimy perfection by Walter Matthau). The ending, however, will put a big ol' grin across your face.

9

13. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Lamb to the Slaughter (1958)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

When Mary Maloney's police chief husband is found murdered, the police investigate and have a hard time trying to find the murder weapon.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Barbara Bel Geddes, Harold J. Stone, Allan Lane

Votes: 707

MY TWO CENTS: Another iconic episode based upon a story written by Roald Dahl. Black comedy at its finest, with a ending that will have you giggling with our leading lady.

9

14. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Man with a Problem (1958)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Karen Adams' infidelity drives her husband Carl to attempt suicide by jumping from a high window ledge at a hotel. Can police officer Barrett stop him?

Director: Robert Stevens | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Gary Merrill, Peter Mark Richman, Elizabeth Montgomery

Votes: 310

MY TWO CENTS: At first glance, this seemed to be a routine crime drama about a man contemplating suicide by jumping off a building's ledge... but the ending had me bursting out in laughter for its sheer audacity! Stick with it, the final twist is hoot and will have you howling in delight!

9

15. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Poison (1958)

TV-14 | 26 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Harry Pope is lying in bed and discovers that there is a sleeping snake on his stomach.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Wendell Corey, James Donald, Arnold Moss

Votes: 291

MY TWO CENTS: A man wakes up to find a poisonous snake on his stomach. Based on a story by Roald Dahl, the premise may be simple but it will have you sweating in suspense - and the hot, tropical ambiance with its broken fans don't help remedy the situation.

9

16. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Post Mortem (1958)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A wife refuses to let her husband squander away the money from a 133,000 dollar sweepstakes ticket inherited from her first dead spouse, so he plans on killing her.

Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Steve Forrest, Joanna Moore, James Gregory

Votes: 250

MY TWO CENTS: A twisty crime tale from a Cornell Woolrich short story that is wonderfully surprising (as are all of Woolrich's stories).

8

17. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: The Right Kind of House (1958)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Mr. Waterbury believes he can get a good deal on some real estate because a murder occurred in the home. But he hasn't dealt with Sadie Grimes the owner who refuses to lower the price because of an emotional attachment.

Director: Don Taylor | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Robert Emhardt, Jeanette Nolan, James Drury

Votes: 395

MY TWO CENTS: Another crime drama that at first glance seems rather innocuous but the ending twist is clever enough that it had me wanting to re-watch it to catch the subtle details.

8

18. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Together (1958)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A husband gets locked in an secure office with the body of his beautiful young mistress, whom he has just murdered.

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Joseph Cotten, Christine White, Sam Buffington

Votes: 284

MY TWO CENTS: Directed by Robert Altman, this episode has Joseph Cotton murdering his mistress in his office... and then he finds himself locked in there with her! How can he escape without being implicated? Rather straightforward but well performed with a palpable sense of claustrophobia.

8

19. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Road Hog (1959)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A very rude traveling salesman forces a truck off the road, causing a delay in emergency care for an injured young man, who dies.

Director: Stuart Rosenberg | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Raymond Massey, Robert Emhardt, Ray Teal

Votes: 300

MY TWO CENTS: One of those poetic justice tales where the villain is just so slimy you can't wait for his timely demise.

8

20. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Specialty of the House (1959)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Mr. Laffler invites Mr. Costain to join him for dinner at a private club that he describes as a very special experience. To his disappointment, Laffler is informed that the house specialty,... See full summary »

Director: Robert Stevens | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Robert Morley, Kenneth Haigh, George Keymas

Votes: 277

MY TWO CENTS: Solid adaptation of Stanely Ellin's iconic short story. Admittedly, it lacks the bite and sting of the short, but if one hasn't read the short then this serves as a good introduction to the tale.

8

21. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Escape to Sonoita (1960)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Two kidnappers think they have made their escape when they hijack a tanker in the dry desert, leaving the occupants and a female victim behind to die.

Director: Stuart Rosenberg | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Burt Reynolds, Murray Hamilton, Venetia Stevenson

Votes: 239

MY TWO CENTS: Plays out like Wages of Fear with a pair of criminals attempting to drive through the desert with a tanker truck while harassing its owners. The sun beating down the characters enhances the intensity of this thriller, complete with a twist of ending of beautiful poetic justice.

8

22. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Bang! You're Dead (1961)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A 5-year-old boy finds his uncle's revolver, partially loads it with bullets, and plays with it in public, unaware of its deadly power.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Stephen Dunne, Biff Elliot, Lucy Prentis

Votes: 360

MY TWO CENTS: One of the episodes directed by the master himself. Suspenseful episode concerning a boy who is playing with real - and loaded - gun.

9

23. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Incident in a Small Jail (1961)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A suspected serial killer is put in a jail house with a salesman, while a lynch mob waits outside.

Director: Norman Lloyd | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, John Fiedler, Richard Jaeckel, Ronald Nicholas

Votes: 221

MY TWO CENTS: Gripping crime thriller from start to finish, with an ending that some may see coming but guessing it still doesn't diminish its shock factor. Truly thrilling.

10

24. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Man from the South (1960)

TV-14 | 26 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

In a Las Vegas casino, an unpleasant little man hopes to use a young man's wish to impress the young woman he has just met to pressure the young fellow into accepting a macabre bet.

Director: Norman Lloyd | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Steve McQueen, Peter Lorre, Neile Adams

Votes: 655

MY TWO CENTS: One of the iconic episodes from the series. I may prefer the version of the story featured in Tales Of The Unexpected but that is certainly not the majority's opinion. Regardless, this is top-notch with Steve McQueen and Peter Lorre are at their prime.

9

25. Suspicion (1957–1958)
Episode: Four O'Clock (1957)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Paul Steppe, a watch repairman, suspects his wife is cheating on him while he tends to his store every afternoon. Consumed with jealousy, he devises a time bomb set to go off at four o' ... See full summary »

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Nancy Kelly, E.G. Marshall, Richard Long, Tom Pittman

Votes: 166

MY TWO CENTS: Directed by Alfred Hitchcock and based on a short story by Cornell Woolrich, this gem of a thriller is essentially a long lost Alfred Hitchcock Presents episode.

9

26. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: Where Is Everybody? (1959)

TV-PG | 25 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Mike Ferris finds himself alone in the small Oakwood town and without recollection about his name, where he is or who he is. Mike wanders through the town trying to find a living soul. The tension increases and Mike has a breakdown.

Director: Robert Stevens | Stars: Earl Holliman, James Gregory, Paul Langton, James McCallion

Votes: 4,374

MY TWO CENTS: The first episode of the series and one of the best; a surreal nightmare with a mind-bending twist.

10

27. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: Time Enough at Last (1959)

TV-PG | 25 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

A henpecked book lover finds himself blissfully alone with his books after a nuclear war.

Director: John Brahm | Stars: Burgess Meredith, Vaughn Taylor, Jacqueline deWit, Lela Bliss

Votes: 4,967

MY TWO CENTS: One of the most iconic and memorable episodes; it is so utterly sad and tragic with its bitter sting of a twist ending.

9

28. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: And When the Sky Was Opened (1959)

TV-PG | 25 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Three astronauts return to Earth after seemingly having made an encounter that dooms them and their craft to erasure from existence itself.

Director: Douglas Heyes | Stars: Rod Taylor, Jim Hutton, Charles Aidman, Maxine Cooper

Votes: 3,050

MY TWO CENTS: An existential nightmare - characters cease to exist for seemingly no explicable reason, which rightfully alarms those who are aware that this is happening.

9

29. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: Third from the Sun (1960)

TV-PG | 25 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Two families of Government employees plan to steal a spaceship and travel to another planet just prior to a nuclear war. They must also deal with a stooge who wants to stop them.

Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: Fritz Weaver, Edward Andrews, Joe Maross, Denise Alexander

Votes: 2,764

MY TWO CENTS: Palm-sweating suspense as a group of four attempts to escape from an unnamed oppressive government. The direction makes this truly intense but its the wonderful surprise at its end which makes it memorable.

9

30. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: I Shot an Arrow into the Air (1960)

TV-PG | 25 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Order breaks down between three surviving crewmen whose rocket ship crashes on an unknown world with limited water and supplies.

Director: Stuart Rosenberg | Stars: Dewey Martin, Edward Binns, Ted Otis, Harry Bartell

Votes: 2,448

MY TWO CENTS: You may see the twist coming but it's a rather great survival tale..

8

31. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: The Hitch-Hiker (1960)

TV-PG | 25 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

A young woman driving cross country becomes frantic when she keeps passing the same man on the side of the road. No matter how fast she drives the man is always up ahead, hitching her for a ride.

Director: Alvin Ganzer | Stars: Inger Stevens, Adam Williams, Lew Gallo, Leonard Strong

Votes: 3,223

MY TWO CENTS: A woman constantly sees the same hitch-hiker as she drives across the country. The ending may be conventional by today's standard, but its nightmarish atmosphere makes this thrilling.

8

32. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: Elegy (1960)

TV-PG | 25 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Three astronauts touch down on an asteroid, where they discover a world of people that appear to be frozen in time. Confused, they theorize as to why everyone is motionless, until a man springs to life and explains.

Director: Douglas Heyes | Stars: Cecil Kellaway, Jeff Morrow, Don Dubbins, Kevin Hagen

Votes: 2,168

MY TWO CENTS: An eerie and mysterious atmosphere truly draws you in but its ending, while unexpected and humorous, is also ridiculous.

8

33. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: Mirror Image (1960)

TV-PG | 25 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

While waiting in a bus station, Millicent Barnes has the strange feeling that her doppelganger is trying to take over her life.

Director: John Brahm | Stars: Rod Serling, Vera Miles, Martin Milner, Joseph Hamilton

Votes: 2,583

MY TWO CENTS: Surrealistic nightmare; wonderfully strange and disquieting. One of those rare occasions where the lack of answers improves the experience.

9

34. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street (1960)

TV-PG | 25 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

On a peaceful suburban street, strange occurrences and mysterious people stoke the residents' paranoia to a disastrous intensity.

Director: Ron Winston | Stars: Rod Serling, Claude Akins, Barry Atwater, Jack Weston

Votes: 3,877

MY TWO CENTS: Social commentary at its best.

9

35. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: A World of Difference (1960)

TV-PG | 25 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

A businessman sitting in his office inexplicably finds that he is on a production set and in a world where he is a movie star. Uninterested in the newfound fame, he fights to get back to his home and family.

Director: Ted Post | Stars: Howard Duff, David White, Frank Maxwell, Eileen Ryan

Votes: 2,188

MY TWO CENTS: The Truman Show but as an inescapable nightmare - the opening immediately grabs you.

9

36. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: Long Live Walter Jameson (1960)

TV-PG | 25 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

A father forbids a history professor from marrying his daughter when he discovers that the captivating lecturer is actually an immortal who has lived for thousands of years.

Director: Anton Leader | Stars: Kevin McCarthy, Edgar Stehli, Estelle Winwood, Dodie Heath

Votes: 2,279

MY TWO CENTS: Delightful tale prefiguring Jerome Bixby's The Man From Earth to a certain extent.

9

37. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: People Are Alike All Over (1960)

TV-PG | 25 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Fearing the worst, the lone survivor of a crash-landing on Mars finds the native inhabitants, to his relief, very hospitable indeed, but there's a catch.

Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Roddy McDowall, Susan Oliver, Paul Comi, Byron Morrow

Votes: 2,409

MY TWO CENTS: The twist is the clincher in this tale; elevates it from interesting to iconic.

9

38. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: The After Hours (1960)

TV-PG | 25 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

A woman is treated badly by some odd salespeople on an otherwise empty department store floor.

Director: Douglas Heyes | Stars: Rod Serling, Anne Francis, Elizabeth Allen, James Millhollin

Votes: 2,712

MY TWO CENTS: Why is a woman drawn to an abandon floor in a department store? The answer has a twist!

8

39. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: The Howling Man (1960)

TV-PG | 25 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Seeking refuge from a storm, a traveler comes upon a bizarre abbey of monks, who have imprisoned a man who begs for his help. When he confronts the head monk, he is told that the man is the Devil, and he must decide whom to believe.

Director: Douglas Heyes | Stars: John Carradine, H.M. Wynant, Robin Hughes, Friedrich von Ledebur

Votes: 2,462

MY TWO CENTS: Wonderful "is-he-or-isn't-he" premise - is the prisoner really the devil or a victim of some crazed religious fanatics - that features a dark, gloomy atmosphere and a deliciously hammy performance from John Carradine.

9

40. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: Eye of the Beholder (1960)

TV-PG | 25 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

A young woman lying in a hospital bed, her head wrapped in bandages, awaits the outcome of a surgical procedure performed by the State in a last-ditch attempt to make her look "normal."

Director: Douglas Heyes | Stars: Maxine Stuart, William D. Gordon, Jennifer Howard, George Keymas

Votes: 3,756

MY TWO CENTS: One of the most iconic episode of the entire series. The social commentary, the artistic execution, and the twist makes this a knockout.

10

41. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: Nick of Time (1960)

TV-PG | 25 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

A pair of newlyweds stopping in a small town are trapped by their own superstition when playing a fortune telling machine in a local diner.

Director: Richard L. Bare | Stars: William Shatner, Patricia Breslin, Guy Wilkerson, Stafford Repp

Votes: 2,488

MY TWO CENTS: A young William Shatner and his wife seem to be under the psychological power of a fortune machine.

8

42. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: Will the Real Martian Please Stand Up? (1961)

TV-PG | 25 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

Following a frantic phone call about a crashed spaceship, two policeman try and determine who among the passengers of a bus at a snowed-in roadside diner is from another world.

Director: Montgomery Pittman | Stars: John Hoyt, Jean Willes, Jack Elam, Barney Phillips

Votes: 2,566

MY TWO CENTS: Like a whodunit but the question subtlety changing to - which one is a martian? The snow-bound atmosphere and the sense of paranoia, coupled with a double-twist ending, makes this quite memorable indeed.

9

43. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: It's a Good Life (1961)

TV-PG | 25 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

On an isolated family farm, a young boy with vast mental powers, but lacking emotional development, holds his terrified family in thrall to his every juvenile wish.

Director: James Sheldon | Stars: John Larch, Cloris Leachman, Don Keefer, Bill Mumy

Votes: 2,716

MY TWO CENTS: A true nightmare as adults are kept in total fear of a child with magic powers - don't give him a reason to wish you into the cornfield!

10

44. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: The Obsolete Man (1961)

TV-PG | 25 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

In a future totalitarian society, a librarian is declared obsolete and sentenced to death.

Director: Elliot Silverstein | Stars: Burgess Meredith, Fritz Weaver, Josip Elic, Harry Fleer

Votes: 2,514

MY TWO CENTS: My vote for the best of The Twilight Zone episodes. The powerful message knocks your socks off and leaves you breathless.

10

45. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: Five Characters in Search of an Exit (1961)

TV-PG | 25 min