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All The Movie Callbacks In 'Stranger Things'  

Ann Casano
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List Rules Vote up the best movie allusions in 'Stranger Things.'

It’s no secret that the Duffer brothers like to pay pop culture homage to classic '70s, '80s, and '90s movies in their Netflix hit, Stranger Things. These side-by-side pictures of Stranger Things movie references are sure to make cinema fans feel sentimental for one of the greatest times in filmmaking.

Stranger Things is set in a small town in the mid-1980s. The supernatural thriller about a group of young friends oozes with unapologetic Reagan-era nostalgia. It not only winks at its audience with clever Stranger Things Easter Eggs, but it’s so over-the-top in its meta-ness that the references become almost as important as the narrative. 

From Poltergeist to The Exorcist, from Stand by Me to The Shining - which Stranger Things references to '80s movies are your favorites? Make your voice heard. Vote up the best callbacks from the first three seasons of Stranger Things.

1 50 VOTES
Stand by Me is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list All The Movie Callbacks In 'Stranger Things'
Photo:  Netflix/Columbia Pictures
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2 36 VOTES
The Shining is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list All The Movie Callbacks In 'Stranger Things'
Photo:  Netflix/Warner Bros.
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Ghostbusters is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list All The Movie Callbacks In 'Stranger Things'
Photo:  Netflix/Columbia Pictures
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E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list All The Movie Callbacks In 'Stranger Things'
Photo:  Netflix/Universal Pictures
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