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1. Amazing Stories (1985–1987)
Episode: Ghost Train (1985)

Not Rated | 25 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Opa Globe is convinced it is his destiny to board a train he inadvertently caused to crash 75 years ago, and tells his nine-year old grandson the old Highball Express will careen through ... See full summary »

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Roberts Blossom, Scott Paulin, Gail Edwards, Lukas Haas

Votes: 572

2. Amazing Stories (1985–1987)
Episode: The Main Attraction (1985)

Not Rated | 25 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Athletic teenage hunk Brad Bender thinks he is too cool for nerdy classmate Shirley, who is crazy over him, until, to his horror, a meteor shower's power suddenly turns him into a human magnet.

Director: Matthew Robbins | Stars: John Scott Clough, Lisa Jane Persky, Richard Bull, Barbara Sharma

Votes: 375

3. Amazing Stories (1985–1987)
Episode: Alamo Jobe (1985)

Not Rated | 25 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

During the Battle of the Alamo on March 6, 1836, 15-year-old messenger Jobe H. Farnum is about to be killed. He is transported forward in time to San Antonio in 1985. The 1980s prove to be too much for Jobe to handle.

Director: Michael D. Moore | Stars: Kelly Reno, William Boyett, Lurene Tuttle, Richard Young

Votes: 339

4. Amazing Stories (1985–1987)
Episode: Mummy Daddy (1985)

Not Rated | 25 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

A dedicated actor in a realistic mummy costume that he can't take off is shooting a movie in a swamp. When he hears his wife is in labor, he runs towards the town but the local rednecks think he's the real deal and form a posse.

Director: William Dear | Stars: Tom Harrison, Bronson Pinchot, Brion James, Tracey Walter

Votes: 540

5. Amazing Stories (1985–1987)
Episode: The Mission (1985)

PG | 46 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

A courageous young World War II gunner and aspiring cartoonist, trapped in the belly gun of a B-17 aircraft with the landing gear destroyed, has only his imagination as a force that might ... See full summary »

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Kevin Costner, Casey Siemaszko, Kiefer Sutherland, J.J. Cohen

Votes: 850

6. Amazing Stories (1985–1987)
Episode: The Amazing Falsworth (1985)

PG-13 | 25 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

A nightclub audience gasps at The Amazing Falsworth's psychic powers, but the shock is his alone when the blindfolded performer picks up the vibes of a serial killer in the room.

Director: Peter Hyams | Stars: Gregory Hines, Richard Masur, Don Calfa, Suzanne Bateman

Votes: 330

7. Amazing Stories (1985–1987)
Episode: Fine Tuning (1985)

G | 25 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Three high-school kids build an antenna that can catch signals from outer space. They learn that the aliens are big fans of 1950s American television and are coming to Hollywood to meet some of their favorite Earth stars.

Director: Bob Balaban | Stars: Matthew Labyorteaux, Gary Riley, Jim Gatherum, Milton Berle

Votes: 276

8. Amazing Stories (1985–1987)
Episode: Mr. Magic (1985)

PG | 25 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Old-timer Lou Bundles, once a world-famous magician, is now fumbling every trick, and desperately purchases an amazing old deck of cards at a small magic shop in hopes of going out in a ... See full summary »

Director: Donald Petrie | Stars: Sid Caesar, Leo Rossi, Larry Gelman, Julius Harris

Votes: 241

9. Amazing Stories (1985–1987)
Episode: Guilt Trip (1985)

Not Rated | 25 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Overworked and exhausted, the emotion Guilt in human personification takes a fateful cruise and falls in love with Love.

Director: Burt Reynolds | Stars: Dom DeLuise, Loni Anderson, Charles Durning, Carol Arthur

Votes: 253

10. Amazing Stories (1985–1987)
Episode: Remote Control Man (1985)

Not Rated | 25 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

A meek, unhappy and frustrated husband with a nagging wife and incorrigible sons finally finds solace in his new TV set that "comes alive" with the use of a magic remote control and gives ... See full summary »

Director: Bob Clark | Stars: Sydney Lassick, Nancy Parsons, Philip Bruns, Jeff Cohen

Votes: 299

11. Amazing Stories (1985–1987)
Episode: Santa '85 (1985)

Not Rated | 25 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Kris Kringle's Christmas is rudely interrupted when he lands in the clink with a bunch of bogus Santas after tripping a home burglar alarm. The cynical sheriff doesn't believe his story, so... See full summary »

Director: Phil Joanou | Stars: Douglas Seale, Pat Hingle, Gabriel Damon, Marvin J. McIntyre

Votes: 264

12. Amazing Stories (1985–1987)
Episode: Vanessa in the Garden (1985)

Not Rated | 25 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

When a brilliant young artist's beloved wife dies in a carriage wreck, the grief-stricken husband is possessed with an incredible plan to bring her back through his art.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Harvey Keitel, Sondra Locke, Beau Bridges, Margaret Howell

Votes: 302

13. Amazing Stories (1985–1987)
Episode: The Sitter (1986)

Not Rated | 25 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

A Jamaican babysitter uses voodoo to tame a pair of mischievous, stir-crazy boys.

Director: Joan Darling | Stars: Mabel King, Seth Green, Joshua Rudoy, Wendy Phillips

Votes: 239

14. Amazing Stories (1985–1987)
Episode: No Day at the Beach (1986)

PG | 24 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Scorned by his troop of poker-playing teen-aged soldiers, Arnold Skamp becomes a war hero by miraculously saving their lives when they charge the battle-torn beaches of Port Nuovo, Italy. ... See full summary »

Director: Lesli Linka Glatter | Stars: Charlie Sheen, Larry Spinak, Ralph Seymour, Philip McKeon

Votes: 214

15. Amazing Stories (1985–1987)
Episode: One for the Road (1986)

Not Rated | 25 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

In 1934, a couple of South Bronx barflies try to kill drunk Mike Malloy for his insurance money and find they're tangling with much more than they bargained for.

Director: Thomas Carter | Stars: James Cromwell, Geoffrey Lewis, Joe Pantoliano, Al Ruscio

Votes: 189

16. Amazing Stories (1985–1987)
Episode: Gather Ye Acorns (1986)

Not Rated | 25 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Jonathan Quick, the bane of his practical parents' existence, takes an ancient tree troll's advice to pack up his treasured comic-book collection and follow his heart. And so, fifty years later..

Director: Norman Reynolds | Stars: Mark Hamill, David Rappaport, Lois De Banzie, Mary Jo Deschanel

Votes: 236

17. Amazing Stories (1985–1987)
Episode: Boo! (1986)

Not Rated | 25 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Sweet, old-fashioned ghosts Nelson and Evelyn Chumsky are aghast when a porn queen and her sleazy husband move into their home, and try to scare the raunchy new residents away.

Director: Joe Dante | Stars: Eddie Bracken, Evelyn Keyes, Bruce Davison, Andrea Marcovicci

Votes: 216

18. Amazing Stories (1985–1987)
Episode: Dorothy and Ben (1986)

Not Rated | 25 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

It is shocking enough when old Ben Dumfy emerges like Rip Van Winkle from a 40-year coma, but his special mental communication with Dorothy, a comatose 7-year-old, leads to an even greater ... See full summary »

Director: Thomas Carter | Stars: Joe Seneca, Lane Smith, Louis Giambalvo, Kathleen Lloyd

Votes: 225

19. Amazing Stories (1985–1987)
Episode: Mirror, Mirror (1986)

PG | 24 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

An egotistical horror novelist dismisses the supernatural in real life, but he is forced to reconsider his disbelief when he finds himself pursued by a bizarre figure with a misshapen face.... See full summary »

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Sam Waterston, Helen Shaver, Dick Cavett, Tim Robbins

Votes: 418

20. Amazing Stories (1985–1987)
Episode: Secret Cinema (1986)

Not Rated | 25 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Young everyday woman Jane becomes convinced that someone is recording and influencing her everyday life and that she's become the unwilling star of a secret cinema.

Director: Paul Bartel | Stars: Eve Arden, Paul Bartel, Griffin Dunne, Penny Peyser

Votes: 193

21. Amazing Stories (1985–1987)
Episode: Hell Toupee (1986)

Not Rated | 25 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Defense attorney Harry Ballentine is understandably nervous when his client is mild-mannered accountant Murray Bernstein - who after investing in a strange toupee had felt compelled to murder the first lawyer he saw. Harry goes after it.

Director: Irvin Kershner | Stars: Tony Kienitz, Cindy Morgan, Stanley Brock, Gary Allen

Votes: 195

22. Amazing Stories (1985–1987)
Episode: The Doll (1986)

Not Rated | 25 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

The lonely, loveless life of a shy bachelor takes an astounding turn when he buys a special doll, exquisitely hand-crafted by a mysterious German toymaker. He tries to track down the woman who modeled for it.

Director: Phil Joanou | Stars: John Lithgow, Anne Helm, Sharon Spelman, John Christopher Jones

Votes: 235

23. Amazing Stories (1985–1987)
Episode: One for the Books (1986)

Not Rated | 25 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

An elderly college janitor amazes himself, his wife and the scientific community when his brain turns into a sponge that soaks up more and more incredible knowledge of every subject taught ... See full summary »

Director: Lesli Linka Glatter | Stars: Leo Penn, Joyce Van Patten, Nicholas Pryor, John Alvin

Votes: 155

24. Amazing Stories (1985–1987)
Episode: Grandpa's Ghost (1986)

Not Rated | 24 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Edwin's grandpa died in his sleep last night. So why is the old man still hanging around the apartment, playing the piano and swapping stories with Edwin's grandma?

Director: Timothy Hutton | Stars: Andrew McCarthy, Herta Ware, Ian Wolfe, Tom Willett

Votes: 173

25. Amazing Stories (1985–1987)
Episode: The Wedding Ring (1986)

PG | 23 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

When Herbert slips a mysterious ring onto the finger of his beloved wife as an anniversary gift, the weary waitress turns into a seductress. But delight turns to fright when Herbert spots deadly side effects.

Director: Danny DeVito | Stars: Rhea Perlman, Danny DeVito, Louis Giambalvo, Bernadette Birkett

Votes: 165

26. Amazing Stories (1985–1987)
Episode: Miscalculation (1986)

Not Rated | 21 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Nerdy collegiate Phil unsuccessfully tries every trick in the book to meet girls. Then he discovers a potion that makes gorgeous magazine pin-ups spring to life. Unfortunately, he can't ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Holland | Stars: Jon Cryer, JoAnn Willette, J.J. Cohen, Lana Clarkson

Votes: 175

27. Amazing Stories (1985–1987)
Episode: Magic Saturday (1986)

Not Rated | 23 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Marky adores hearing his grandfather tell wondrous tales of hitchhiking through the universe and playing baseball with him on Saturdays. So when old "Stormin' Norman" takes ill, the boy ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Markowitz | Stars: M. Emmet Walsh, Taliesin Jaffe, David L. Crowley, Caren Kaye

Votes: 115

28. Amazing Stories (1985–1987)
Episode: Welcome to My Nightmare (1986)

Not Rated | 22 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Horror films are Harry's life, but when the movie-obsessed teenager suddenly steps into a blood-curdling scene from Psycho (1960), he desperately seeks escape to the real world.

Director: Todd Holland | Stars: David Hollander, Steve Antin, Sharon Spelman, Robyn Lively

Votes: 146

29. Amazing Stories (1985–1987)
Episode: You Gotta Believe Me (1986)

Not Rated | 23 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Convinced that his vivid nightmare of a Boeing 747 crashing into his house is a horrific premonition, Earl Sweet desperately tries to alter fate.

Director: Kevin Reynolds | Stars: Charles Durning, Mary Betten, Ebbe Roe Smith, Wil Shriner

Votes: 155

30. Amazing Stories (1985–1987)
Episode: The Greibble (1986)

Not Rated | 23 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Joan Simmons is a harried mom who is alone in the house and thrown for a loop when a giant floppy, furry creature with a huge appetite for inanimate objects appears during a storm and wreaks havoc.

Director: Joe Dante | Stars: Hayley Mills, Dick Miller, Justin Mooney, Don McLeod

Votes: 159

31. Amazing Stories (1985–1987)
Episode: Life on Death Row (1986)

PG | 30 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

A murderer on death row finds himself infused with the incredible power to heal by touch. A desperate race to halt his execution builds to a miraculous climax.

Director: Mick Garris | Stars: Patrick Swayze, James T. Callahan, Kevin Hagen, Hector Elizondo

Votes: 173

32. Amazing Stories (1985–1987)
Episode: Go to the Head of the Class (1986)

PG-13 | 60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

A teenage horror buff is so smitten with a sexy classmate that he helps her use black magic on their loathsome English teacher, with shocking and bewildering results.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Christopher Lloyd, Scott Coffey, Mary Stuart Masterson, Tom Bresnahan

Votes: 337

33. Amazing Stories (1985–1987)
Episode: Thanksgiving (1986)

Not Rated | 23 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Greedy mean man finds a bottomless hole on his desert property. He concludes that some kind of beings who trade gold for things live down there. His stepdaughter realizes that "hole people" want food, not objects, but the man won't listen.

Director: Todd Holland | Stars: David Carradine, Kyra Sedgwick

Votes: 176

34. Amazing Stories (1985–1987)
Episode: The Pumpkin Competition (1986)

G | 30 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Rich, stingy and miserly Elma Dinnock is livid at losing the Yarborough Country pumpkin-growing contest 22 years in a row, and so gets help from a mysterious botanist for the next ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Reynolds | Stars: Polly Holliday, June Lockhart, J.A. Preston, Ritch Brinkley

Votes: 116

35. Amazing Stories (1985–1987)
Episode: What If...? (1986)

Not Rated | 21 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Ignored by his self-absorbed, social-climbing parents, 5-year-old Jonah Kelley wanders his lonely, sterile house and then the outside world, searching for someone who will see him, while things and people disappear in his wake.

Director: Joan Darling | Stars: Jake Hart, Clare Kirkconnell, Tom McConnell, Ric Cane

Votes: 109

36. Amazing Stories (1985–1987)
Episode: The Eternal Mind (1986)

Not Rated | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Applying experiments with chimps to himself, a dying scientist transfers his mind into a computer. But his unique survival after physical death brings unexpected heartaches.

Director: J. Michael Riva | Stars: Jeffrey Jones, Katherine Borowitz, Gregory Wagrowski, Robert Axelrod

Votes: 111

37. Amazing Stories (1985–1987)
Episode: Lane Change (1987)

Not Rated | 23 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

One stormy night on a deserted highway, a distraught wife driving toward an impending divorce glimpses her past through the windshield after picking up a mysterious woman who ran out of gas.

Director: Ken Kwapis | Stars: Kathy Baker, Priscilla Pointer, Cletus Young, Misty Forrest

Votes: 113

38. Amazing Stories (1985–1987)
Episode: Blue Man Down (1987)

PG | 23 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

A guilt-ridden police officer, who blames himself for his partner's violent death, is teamed with a young partner who seems invisible to everyone else.

Director: Paul Michael Glaser | Stars: Max Gail, Kate McNeil, Chris Nash, Sal Viscuso

Votes: 109

39. Amazing Stories (1985–1987)
Episode: The 21-Inch Sun (1987)

Not Rated | 22 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

A sitcom scriptwriter, who's suffering from writer's block, discovers that his house plant has miraculously gained sentience and a funny bone after being left in front of a TV while old sitcoms were playing. The plant ghostwrites for him.

Director: Nick Castle | Stars: Robert Townsend, Michael Lerner, Craig Richard Nelson, Robert Starr

Votes: 112

40. Amazing Stories (1985–1987)
Episode: Family Dog (1987)

PG | 21 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

The only animated episode of the show that's also a backdoor pilot. It has three segments: A family takes out their frustrations on their poor dog, watches their Christmas home movie, and sends the dog to guard dog school after a burglary.

Director: Brad Bird | Stars: Stan Freberg, Annie Potts, Mercedes McCambridge, Scott Menville

Votes: 386

41. Amazing Stories (1985–1987)
Episode: Gershwin's Trunk (1987)

Not Rated | 30 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Frantic to deliver a hit musical, conniving Broadway composer Jo-Jo Gillespie contacts the spirit of George Gershwin through psychic Sister Teresa, and makes marvelous music from beyond the... See full summary »

Director: Paul Bartel | Stars: Bob Balaban, Lainie Kazan, John McCook, Dana Gladstone

Votes: 114

42. Amazing Stories (1985–1987)
Episode: Such Interesting Neighbors (1987)

Not Rated | 30 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Rattlesnakes, howling coyotes, sudden earthquakes and time warps jar the Lewis family in their new home, and all the bizarre incidents seem linked to the Hellenbecks, their weird next-door ... See full summary »

Director: Graham Baker | Stars: Frederick Coffin, Marcia Strassman, Ian Fried, Victoria Catlin

Votes: 95

43. Amazing Stories (1985–1987)
Episode: Without Diana (1987)

PG | 22 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

An elderly couple have never stopped believing that their daughter, who went missing in the woods 40 years ago, will somehow appear to them one last time before they die.

Director: Lesli Linka Glatter | Stars: Billy Green Bush, Dianne Hull, Gennie James, Fredric Cook

Votes: 104

44. Amazing Stories (1985–1987)
Episode: Moving Day (1987)

Not Rated | 23 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

When Alan Webster's parents tell him that they have to move, the 17-year-old student is understandably upset - but not nearly as much as when he learns their destination is the planet Alturus, 85 billion miles away.

Director: Robert Stevens | Stars: Stephen Geoffreys, Dennis Lipscomb, Mary Ellen Trainor, Kristen Vigard

Votes: 103

45. Amazing Stories (1985–1987)
Episode: Miss Stardust (1987)

Not Rated | 23 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Public-relations man Joe Willoughby thinks that promoting the Miss Stardust beauty pageant will be a snap, until "Cabbage Man," a representative from outer space, arrives and contends he ... See full summary »

Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: Dick Shawn, Laraine Newman, Rick Overton, Jack Carter

Votes: 116

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