Show cover for Knight Rider

The Best Episodes of Knight Rider

Every episode of Knight Rider ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Knight Rider!

Michael Long, an undercover police officer, is shot while investigating a case and left for dead by his assailants. He is rescued by Wilton Knight, a wealthy, dying millionaire and inventor who arranges life-saving surgery, including a new face and a new identity--that of Michael Knight. Michael is then given a special computerized and indestructible car called the Knight Industries Two Thousand (nicknamed KITT), and a mission: apprehend criminals who are beyond the reach of the law. The series depicts Michael's exploits as he and KITT battle the forces of evil on behalf of the Foundation for Law and Government.

Genres:Action & AdventureDramaSci-Fi & FantasyCrime

Top Episode Highlight

The best episode of "Knight Rider" is "KITTnap", rated 8.7/10 from 15 user votes. It was directed by Bernard McEveety and written by Skip Webster. "KITTnap" aired on 9/27/1985 and is rated 0.3 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "The Ice Bandits".

  • KITTnap
    8.7/10 15 votes

    #1 - KITTnap

    Season 4 Episode 2 - Aired 1985-09-27

    With Michael closing in on a master criminal who has escaped capture for years, the man and his henchmen plot to slow Michael up by trapping K.I.T.T. ...

    Director: Bernard McEveety

    Writer: Skip Webster

  • The Ice Bandits
    8.4/10 18 votes

    #2 - The Ice Bandits

    Season 3 Episode 2 - Aired 1984-10-07

    Michael trails diamond thieves to the wine country of Northern California where the crooks are using a monastery as a front.

    Director: Georg Fenady

    Writer: Gerald Sanford

  • The Rotten Apples
    7.9/10 437 votes

    #3 - The Rotten Apples

    Season 3 Episode 6 - Aired 1984-11-11

    A psychologist who bought a ranch to use as a home for troubled city kids needs Michael's help to stop rustlers and keep angry townsfolk from taking her land.

    Director: Bob Bralver

    Writer: N/A

  • Inside Out
    7.6/10 494 votes

    #4 - Inside Out

    Season 1 Episode 9 - Aired 1982-11-26

    Michael takes on the guise of an infamous criminal to infiltrate a highly organized crime ring headed by a retired Colonel, who is planning a major heist...

    Director: Peter Crane

    Writer: Steven E. de Souza

  • K.I.T.T. vs. K.A.R.R.
    7.6/10 339 votes

    #5 - K.I.T.T. vs. K.A.R.R.

    Season 3 Episode 5 - Aired 1984-11-04

    KITT's evil prototype Karr returns, seeking to destroy Michael and KITT with a new laser stolen from the Foundation

    Director: Winrich Kolbe

    Writer: Richard C. Okie

  • Killer K.I.T.T.
    7.6/10 295 votes

    #6 - Killer K.I.T.T.

    Season 4 Episode 12 - Aired 1986-01-10

    An embittered electronics genius gains control of KITT's programming and turns the car on Michael.

    Director: Charles Bail

    Writer: Si Rose

  • Mouth of the Snake
    7.5/10 20 votes

    #7 - Mouth of the Snake

    Season 2 Episode 19 - Aired 1984-04-08

    A Government agent, a murdered lawyer's widow and Michael seek connections between an international criminal, a stolen rocket launcher and the code, ""Boca Culebra"".

    Director: Winrich Kolbe

    Writer: Robert Foster, Rob Gilmer

  • Knight of the Juggernaut
    7.5/10 297 votes

    #8 - Knight of the Juggernaut

    Season 4 Episode 1 - Aired 1985-09-20

    KITT undergoes an amazing transformation after nearly being destroyed by the Juggernaut, a similarly powerful vehicle with a deadly battering ram.

    Director: Georg Fenady

    Writer: Burton Armus, Robert Foster

  • Goliath
    7.4/10 366 votes

    #9 - Goliath

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 1983-10-02

    Michael and KITT battle a KITT-like truck built by Wilton Knight's ex-wife and son.

    Director: Winrich Kolbe

    Writer: Rob Gilmer

  • A Good Knight's Work
    7.4/10 304 votes

    #10 - A Good Knight's Work

    Season 2 Episode 18 - Aired 1984-03-04

    Michael is pursued by an international criminal who knows Michael's former identity and wants revenge. A woman who claims her talking teddy bear toy design has been stolen wants Michael to break in and recover it, is in cahoots.

    Director: Sidney Hayers

    Writer: Richard C. Okie

  • Knight of the Drones
    7.4/10 295 votes

    #11 - Knight of the Drones

    Season 3 Episode 1 - Aired 1984-09-30

    A scientist plans to use robots and drone cars to round up criminals to rob a Federal Reserve Bank.

    Director: Sidney Hayers

    Writer: Robert Foster, Gerald Sanford

  • Dead of Knight
    7.4/10 261 votes

    #12 - Dead of Knight

    Season 3 Episode 8 - Aired 1984-12-02

    A young dancer ingests a poison meant for Michael, who races the clock to find the only man with a clue to the antidote.

    Director: Bernard L. Kowalski

    Writer: N/A

  • Knight of the Phoenix
    7.3/10 2,253 votes

    #13 - Knight of the Phoenix

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 1982-09-26

    When a young detective is ambushed in a failed police stakeout, he is believed to have been killed. In reality, he survives and learns that his face has been altered and his identity has been changed to Michael Knight. The man responsible for this is Wilton Knight, a dying billionaire who, convinced that one man can make a difference, has selected Michael for the role as a crime-fighter.

    Director: Daniel Haller

    Writer: Glen A. Larson

  • Buy Out
    7.3/10 276 votes

    #14 - Buy Out

    Season 3 Episode 14 - Aired 1985-02-10

    To catch a saboteur, Michael volunteers to drive an armor- plated limousine during a company's missile-defense demonstration.

    Director: Jeffrey Hayden

    Writer: Gregory S. Dinallo

  • Deadly Maneuvers
    7.2/10 542 votes

    #15 - Deadly Maneuvers

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 1982-10-01

    Michael stops to offer a stranded Army Lieutenant a lift, only to learn when they arrive at her base that her father has died under mysterious circumstances. With the events surrounding the death highly suspicious, Michael decides to investigate.

    Director: Paul Stanley

    Writer: William Schmidt, Bob Shayne

  • Knight Moves
    7.2/10 357 votes

    #16 - Knight Moves

    Season 1 Episode 19 - Aired 1983-03-11

    Michael tries to catch hijackers who are knocking off shipments carried by independent truckers.

    Director: Christian I. Nyby II

    Writer: William Schmidt

  • Brother's Keeper
    7.2/10 280 votes

    #17 - Brother's Keeper

    Season 2 Episode 2 - Aired 1983-10-09

    Michael is planted in a prison to break out an inmate wanted by a terrorist threatening to blow up a city.

    Director: Sidney Hayers

    Writer: Ernie Wallengren

  • Halloween Knight
    7.2/10 263 votes

    #18 - Halloween Knight

    Season 3 Episode 4 - Aired 1984-10-28

    After Bonnie claims she witnessed a murder, she's plagued by strange happenings designed to scare her out of her new apartment.

    Director: Winrich Kolbe

    Writer: Bill Nuss

  • Lost Knight
    7.2/10 237 votes

    #19 - Lost Knight

    Season 3 Episode 9 - Aired 1984-12-09

    After Michael and KITT are separated in an explosion that erases the car's memory, KITT befriends a boy being chased by thieves who think he can identify them.

    Director: Sidney Hayers

    Writer: Robert Foster, James M. Miller

  • Knight Strike
    7.2/10 233 votes

    #20 - Knight Strike

    Season 3 Episode 20 - Aired 1985-04-05

    To find stolen laser rifles, Michael attends a survivalist convention where pistols taken in the same robbery have been sold.

    Director: Georg Fenady

    Writer: Gregory S. Dinallo

  • Out of the Woods
    7.2/10 236 votes

    #21 - Out of the Woods

    Season 4 Episode 13 - Aired 1986-01-17

    A family logging outfit is unable to sell its timber because the local sawmill is buying pirated timber that was out on national park land.

    Director: Harvey S. Laidman

    Writer: Gregory S. Dinallo

  • Trust Doesn't Rust
    7.1/10 399 votes

    #22 - Trust Doesn't Rust

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 1982-11-19

    Michael is assigned to stop KARR, an evil prototype of KITT programmed to survive at all costs--and now on the loose.

    Director: Paul Stanley

    Writer: Steven E. de Souza

  • The Topaz Connection
    7.1/10 348 votes

    #23 - The Topaz Connection

    Season 1 Episode 15 - Aired 1983-01-28

    The murder of a men's magazine publisher leads Michael to Las Vegas and an expose the magazine was about to print.

    Director: Alan Myerson

    Writer: Stephen Katz

  • Return to Cadiz
    7.1/10 286 votes

    #24 - Return to Cadiz

    Season 2 Episode 5 - Aired 1983-10-30

    Michael and K.I.T.T. are about to test K.I.T.T.'s new function which should allow him to drive on water, but the test is aborted when K.I.T.T. detects an injured scuba-diver washed up on the shore. Befriending the young man's sister, Michael investigates just how the boy got wounded, and uncovers that he has been removing ancient Aztec treasure from a sunken galleon, falling foul of a determined treasure hunter...

    Director: Alan Myerson

    Writer: N/A

  • Silent Knight
    7.1/10 289 votes

    #25 - Silent Knight

    Season 2 Episode 11 - Aired 1983-12-18

    Michael is preparing to attend the Christmas banquet when he encounters a gypsy boy who has witnessed a bank robbery and is sought by the robbers from whom he stole a gold watch.

    Director: Bruce Kessler

    Writer: N/A