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15 TV Shows/Movies To Watch If You Like Stranger Things

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If you liked that, you will definitely love these.

stranger things is famous for blending elements from many classic movies and TV shows to create the sprawling sci-fi adventure of the Duffer Brothers.

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Even though the show takes elements from many other stories, the creators still manage to take all those little bits and turn it into something completely original, giving it its own identity in pop culture. So while we’re all looking forward to more episodes, here are 15 TV shows and movies to watch if you like. stranger things.

15.

wayward pines

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Based on the novels by Blake Crouch, this series follows a Secret Service agent who finds himself trapped in the titular city as he investigates the disappearance of two other agents. The Duffer Brothers had written a few episodes for this mind-blowing show, and you can see how this sci-fi mystery translated into stranger things.

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The Adam Project

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Directed by Shawn Levy, who produced and directed several episodes of stranger thingsthis recent time travel adventure has become a smash hit on Netflix thanks to its thrilling sci-fi story, hilarious one-liners, and touching moments. The Adam Project also pays homage to beloved sci-fi movies like Back to the future and The Last Starfighter, making it the perfect movie for anyone looking for another nostalgic trip. And you can’t go wrong saying that Ryan Reynolds is Ryan Reynolds.

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Super 8

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Directed by JJ Abrams and produced by Steven Spielberg, Super 8 follows a group of teenagers trying to stop the mysterious threat released by a derailed train during the filming of their movie. As stranger things, this film pays homage to classic 80s films while putting a new and darker spin on classic stories. While it may not be as beloved today, the film’s nostalgic elements, heartfelt story, and wonderful performances warrant a throwback to this underrated classic.

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The Goonies

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This film is the epitome of the children’s adventure subgenre that Spielberg popularized in the ’80s and inspired stranger things. If certain aspects of the film have aged badly, The Goonies remains a timeless and entertaining story that has continued to influence many other child-centric stories today.

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Fighting spirit

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As Will is dragged into the Upside Down, young Carol Anne is pulled into another dimension by the ghosts that haunt her new home, forcing her family to travel to the other side to save her. Combining science and the supernatural, Fighting spirit invokes the same kind of paranormal mystery and family drama that have become staples of stranger things.

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support me

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Based on Stephen King’s novel, The body, support me is one of the most influential stories on the Duffer Brothers show. They even named the fourth episode of the series after the film’s source material. As The Goonies, support me epitomized the coming-of-age adventures of the 80s with its entertaining story, standout performances, and heartfelt moments. But instead of extra-dimensional monsters and government agents, this film shows its heroes facing the horrors of growing up.

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The thing (1982)

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stranger things depicts the same kind of Lovecraftian body horror found in this classic John Carpenter film. Both stories describe strange and malevolent creatures infecting their victims and fashioning horrible monstrosities from their remains. They also play on the fear that one of the characters could and could be controlled by an ancient, unknowable force. The thing is particularly famous for its realistic hands-on effects, so if you’re looking for more creature features to admire, look no further.

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Extraterrestrial

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Ridley Scott introduced a new kind of alien terror with this horror masterpiece. Its influence on stranger things is plain as day with such gruesome creatures as the Demogorgon and even the Mind Flayer. Not only that, but the film’s unsettling atmosphere and seamless blend of sci-fi and gothic horror has continued to impact cinema decades later, making it a must-watch for any movie buff.

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X files

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Whereas stranger things Centered around small town kids and their worried elders, these two groundbreaking shows have government agents investigating paranormal activity, ultimately exposing the government conspiracies behind them. Even the opening themes of both shows seem similar.

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Carrie

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You already know where I’m coming from. Eleven and Carrie are social outcasts with psychic powers who just want to live normal lives. But so far, Eleven has walked a more heroic path than her counterpart. Nonetheless, Stephen King’s tragic story of a girl who suffers from abuse and social exclusion continues to haunt and inspire audiences today, making it a film that any horror fan should see.

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Dating of the Third Kind

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Here’s a fun fact: Joyce Byers was actually based on the character of Richard Dreyfuss in this classic Spielberg movie. These protagonists become obsessed with uncovering the truth about visitors from other worlds as government agencies seek to cover them up. But at the same time stranger things present these visitors as hostile invaders, Close Encounters portrays their aliens as friendly and benevolent, despite all the human abductions. Overall, this film is a dazzling and wonderful piece of cinema that few have come close to replicating.

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Jaws

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Another fun fact: stranger things was to take place in Montauk as a tribute to this legendary blockbuster. Although Hawkins is now set in Indiana, the premise of a group of small town residents trying to hunt down a prehistoric predator remains in both stories. And while Jaws devoid of any element of fantasy or sci-fi, Spielberg still presents a suspenseful and brutally realistic battle between man and beast that has to be seen to be believed.

3.

This (2017)

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Clearly, the latest adaptation of Stephen King’s terrifying novel was influenced by stranger things. But you can’t deny that King’s story of seven children battling an entity in Derry also influenced Hawkins’ story. Although the child half of the novel is set in the 1950s, Andy Muschietti’s version shifts the story to the 1980s, invoking the feeling of childhood nostalgia associated with the Duffer Brothers’ Netflix series.

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freddie

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In Wes Craven’s historical horror film, a group of teenagers attempt to survive against an undead killer capable of murdering them in their dreams. You can really see the similarities between Freddie Krueger and Hawkins’ new psychic threat, Vecna. However, Elm Street had a lasting effect on the series as a whole, as these two stories show a supernatural killer disrupting the regular lives of teenagers, and the fact that they can attack anywhere and at any time makes them all the scarier .

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AND the extra-terrestrial

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The bond forged between Mike and Eleven is very similar to that of Elliot and the lovable ET Audiences fell in love with the superpowered Eleven the same way they did with Spielberg’s little alien, and both stories invoke a childlike sense of wonder and whimsy that appealed. to audiences everywhere. However stranger things falls more in the lines of dark fantasy, HEY acts like a modern fairy tale that never fails to enchant its viewers.

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