SciFi and Fantasy Movies & TV Shows to Watch If You Love Stranger Things  

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As Stranger Things has dominated pop culture conversations in recent years, it's natural to crave shows like Stranger Things after binging the series. With its coming of age stories, 80's nostalgia, and sci-fi overtones, Stranger Things is a truly unique program. However, it isn't impossible to find TV shows and movies that encapsulate the Stranger Things spirit. This list contains recommendations for movies and TV shows to watch if you love Stranger Things.

 

Shows and movies like Stranger Things often examine young relationships or dark deeds. What to watch after Stranger Things really depends on your mood. What are some movies and TV shows for Stranger Things fans? The Goonies finds a gang of misfits banding together with a few older kids to uncover the fortune of One-Eyed Willy the Pirate. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial and Twin Peaks are also good TV shows for those who like Stranger Things. Other great movies and series recommended for fans of Stranger Things include Freaks and Geeks, It, and Stand By Me.

What do you watch when you finish binging Stranger Things? Vote the best viewing material up to the top of this list and please add any good shows or movies we may have missed.

The Goonies is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Movies & TV Shows to Watch If You Love Stranger Things
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The Goonies


The Goonies is a 1985 American adventure comedy film directed by Richard Donner. The screenplay was written by Chris Columbus from a story by executive producer Steven Spielberg. The film's premise features a band of pre-teens who live in the "Goon Docks" neighborhood of Astoria, Oregon attempting ...more

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E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Movies & TV Shows to Watch If You Love Stranger Things
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E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is a 1982 American science fiction-family film co-produced and directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Melissa Mathison, featuring special effects by Carlo Rambaldi and Dennis Muren, and starring Henry Thomas, Dee Wallace, Robert MacNaughton, Drew Barrymore and Peter ...more

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#5 on The Best Steven Spielberg Movies

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Donnie Darko is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Movies & TV Shows to Watch If You Love Stranger Things
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Donnie Darko


Donnie Darko is a 2001 American supernatural drama film written and directed by Richard Kelly and starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Drew Barrymore, Patrick Swayze, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Noah Wyle, Jena Malone, and Mary McDonnell. The film depicts the adventures of the title character as he seeks the meaning ...more

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Halloween is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Movies & TV Shows to Watch If You Love Stranger Things
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Halloween


Halloween is a 1978 American independent slasher horror film directed and scored by John Carpenter, co-written with producer Debra Hill, and starring Donald Pleasence and Jamie Lee Curtis in her film debut. The film was the first installment in what has become the Halloween franchise. The plot is ...more

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