Movies and TV shows like Stranger Things

If you like "Stranger Things" you are looking for exciting, captivating and suspenseful movies or TV shows about / with supernatural, monster, small town, telekinesis, super powers, supernatural power and government conspiracy themes of Drama, Fantasy and Horror genre shot in USA.
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Stranger Things (2016)
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Stranger Things (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 51 min.
TV show
Story: When a young boy vanishes, a small town uncovers a mystery involving secret experiments, terrifying supernatural forces, and one strange little girl.
Style: exciting, captivating, suspenseful, sincere, disturbing, suspense, philosophical, atmospheric, thought provoking, psychedelic ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: supernatural, monster, small town, telekinesis, super powers, supernatural power, government conspiracy, experiment, friendship, parallel world, parallel universe, boy, missing person, teenage boy, parents and children, alternate dimension, investigation, single mother, paranormal phenomena, missing child, teenage girl, love and romance, abduction, fear, teenager ...
Time: 80s, year 1983, 20th century, future
Place: indiana, ussr, usa, soviet union

Most similar movies to Stranger Things

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, suspense, atmospheric and serious films and TV series with plots about supernatural, supernatural power, mystery, investigation, danger, friendship and small town mostly in Drama, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like Stranger Things: It (2017), Locke & Key (2020), Nowhere Boys (2013), Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (2018), Dark (2017). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.3
 531K
It (2017)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 135 min.
Story: In a small town in Maine, seven children known as The Losers Club come face to face with life problems, bullies and a monster that takes the shape of a clown called Pennywise.
Style: scary, suspense, surprise ending, rough, slasher ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: killer clown, monster, evil clown, missing person, fear, small town, clown, death of brother, supernatural horror, child, child killer, good versus evil ...
Time: year 1989, year 1988, 80s
Place: maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 7.4
 76K
Locke & Key (2020)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
Story: Three siblings who move into their ancestral estate after their father's gruesome murder discover their new home's magical keys, which must be used in their stand against an evil creature who wants the keys and their powers.
Style: exciting, captivating, suspense, tense, atmospheric
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: magic, supernatural, small town, supernatural power, puzzle, siblings, family bonds, good versus evil, family, murder, demon, love ...
Place: massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 7.0
 2K
Nowhere Boys (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 26 min.
TV show
Story: Four teenage boys get lost in the forest and discover, when they return home, that they are in an alternate world identical to theirs except for one startling difference - they were never born.
Style: exciting, serious, captivating, suspense
Audience: teens, kids, teen drama
Plot: young heroes, parallel world, supernatural ability, adventure, teenage boy, youth, friendship, lost, supernatural, chosen one, good versus evil, magic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (2018)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: As her 16th birthday nears, Sabrina must choose between the witch world of her family and the human world of her friends. Based on the Archie comic.
Style: atmospheric, satanic, dark, stylized, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: witch, witchcraft, half breed, high school, teenager, black magic, devil worship, adventure, dedication, teenage girl, teenage love, satanism ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Movie in collections
 8.7
 363K
Dark (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A missing child causes four families to help each other for answers. What they could not imagine is that this mystery would be connected to innumerable other secrets of the small town.
Style: mind bending, atmospheric, suspense, suspenseful, mysterious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, time machine, time loop, investigation, missing child, mysterious past, small town, disappearance, cave, alternate dimension, time portal, changing the future ...
Time: year 1986, 50s, year 2019, year 1953, 80s ...
Place: germany, chernobyl
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.8
 103K
The OA (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Prairie Johnson, blind as a child, comes home to the community she grew up in with her sight restored. Some hail her a miracle, others a dangerous mystery, but Prairie won’t talk with the FBI or her parents about the seven years she went missing.
Style: enigmatic, bleak, suspense, mysterious, twist ending ...
Audience: teens
Plot: alternate dimension, mysticism, disappearance, parallel universe, alternate reality, ritual, healing, mysterious disappearance, captive, experiment, supernatural, abduction ...
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.6
 142K
Riverdale (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Set in the present, the series offers a bold, subversive take on Archie, Betty, Veronica and their friends, exploring the surreality of small-town life, the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome facade.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, tense, biting, exciting ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, investigation, murder, small town, youth, friendship, teenage life, school, friends, love and romance, family secret, love triangle ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Eerie, Indiana (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Eerie, Indiana is an American television series that originally aired on NBC from 1991 to 1992. The series was created by José Rivera and Karl Schaefer, with Joe Dante serving as creative consultant. A total of nineteen episodes were produced. The ...
Style: scary, sitcom, semi serious, humorous, weird ...
Audience: kids, horror for children
Plot: supernatural, youth, halloween, teenager, small town, investigation, mystery, disorder, paranormal activity, suburbs, suburban life, twins ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.8
 127K
It (1990)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 192 min.
TV show
Story: A series of murders prompts Mike Hanlon to suspect that the supernatural menace that he and a group of friends battled as children has returned. He begins to call his friends to remind them of the oath they swore: if It returned again, they would ...
Style: scary, disturbing, suspense, dark fantasy, macabre ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: clown, supernatural, childhood, monster, friendship, asthma, small town, children, child in peril, villain, killer clown, giant spider ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1960, 90s, 80s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 7.3
 23K
Wynonna Earp (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller, Western
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Based on the IDW Comic, Wynonna Earp follows Wyatt Earp's great granddaughter as she battles demons and other creatures. With her unique abilities, and a posse of dysfunctional allies, she's the only thing that can bring the paranormal to ...
Style: captivating, exciting, enigmatic, not serious, dark ...
Audience: teens
Plot: lgbt, supernatural, lesbian, lesbian relationship, paranormal, gunslinger, legend, family relations, demon, save the world, justice, sister sister relationship ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.4
 238K
Fringe (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 46 min.
TV show
Story: FBI Special Agent Olivia Dunham, brilliant but formerly institutionalized scientist Walter Bishop and his scheming, reluctant son Peter uncover a deadly mystery involving a series of unbelievable events and realize they may be a part of a larger, ...
Style: suspenseful, scary, serious, surreal, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, mad scientist, investigation, special agents, fbi, time travel, alternate dimension, alternate reality, experiment, top secret, research, paranormal activity ...
Time: 2000s, future, 21st century, 2010s
Place: harvard university, usa, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.6
 2K
Creeped Out (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Family, Fantasy, History, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: A masked figure known as "The Curious" collects tales of dark magic, otherworldly encounters and twisted technology in this kids anthology series.
Style: mystical, light, colourful, semi serious, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, parents and children, monster, teenager, social relations, secrets, school, supernatural, paranormal, supernatural power, paranormal phenomena, multiple storylines ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.5
 45K
Castle Rock (2018)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Based on the stories of Stephen King, the series intertwines characters and themes from the fictional town of Castle Rock.
Style: enigmatic, bleak, suspenseful, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: death, small town, investigation, murder, paranormal phenomena, violence, crimes, lawyer, interracial adoption, mysticism, supernatural power, supernatural ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 8.8
 194K
Twin Peaks (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
TV show
Story: The body of Laura Palmer is washed up on a beach near the small Washington state town of Twin Peaks. FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper is called in to investigate her strange demise only to uncover a web of mystery that ultimately leads him deep into ...
Style: atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful, mind bending, neo noir ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: small town, serial killer, supernatural, investigation, small town life, murder, surrealism, hallucination, who done it, mysterious death, secret, double life ...
Time: 80s, 90s, year 1989, 20th century
Place: washington state, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Motherland: Fort Salem (2020)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: Set in an alternate America where witches ended their persecution over 300 years ago by cutting a deal with the government to fight for their country, the series follows three young women from basic training in combat magic into early deployment.
Style: captivating, suspense, mystical, entertaining, ironic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: lesbian, witch, sorceress, supernatural, lgbt, female soldier, magic, supernatural being, public service, military service, female protagonist, investigation ...
Time: 2020s, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.5
 66K
Twin Peaks (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Picks up 25 years after the inhabitants of a quaint northwestern town are stunned when their homecoming queen is murdered.
Style: surreal, mind bending, psychological, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: small town life, small town, surrealism, supernatural, crimes, law enforcement, mystery, interdimensional travel, good versus evil, evil spirit, special agents, time ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new mexico, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 7.1
 11K
Channel Zero (2016)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: Inspired by Brian Russell’s Creepypasta tale, Channel Zero: No-End House tells the story of a young woman named Margot Sleator, who visits the No End House, a bizarre house of horrors that consists of a series of increasingly disturbing rooms. ...
Style: suspense, enigmatic, tense, disturbing, mystical ...
Plot: supernatural, missing person, small town, kidnapping, monster, child in peril, private investigation, mysterious disappearance, abduction, supernatural horror, paranormal investigation, crime investigation ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 118K
Grimm (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: After Portland homicide detective Nick Burkhardt discovers he's descended from an elite line of criminal profilers known as "Grimms," he increasingly finds his responsibilities as a detective at odds with his new responsibilities as a ...
Style: captivating, exciting, fairy tale, scary, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, werewolf, legends and myths, monster, creature, supernatural ability, police detective, good versus evil, partners against crime, peril, police investigation, life turned upside down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: portland oregon, oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Movie in collections
Are You Afraid of the Dark? (1990)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Are You Afraid of the Dark? is a joint Canadian-American horror/fantasy-themed anthology television series. The original series was a joint production between the Canadian company Cinar and the American company Nickelodeon. The show was filmed in ...
Style: scary, semi serious, suspenseful, sitcom, exciting ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, pre-teens, horror for children
Plot: supernatural, campfire story, halloween, mischievous children, surrealism, paranormal, ghost, forest, youth, mystery, riddles and clues, escapades ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.2
 12K
The Passage (2019)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: A post-apocalyptic story about a botched U.S. government experiment that turns a group of death row inmates into highly infectious vampires, and an orphan girl who might be the only person able to stop the ensuing crisis.
Style: touching, disturbing, exciting, tense, futuristic ...
Plot: vampire, post apocalypse, government conspiracy, dystopic future, supernatural, child in peril, vaccine, protector, escape, illness, human experiment, experiment ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 38K
Haven (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: FBI agent Audrey Parker arrives in the small town of Haven, Maine to solve a murder and soon discovers the town's many secrets—which also hold the key to unlocking the mysteries of her lost past.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, suspenseful, serious, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, supernatural ability, investigation, small town, female protagonist, surprising revelation, fbi, small town life, paranormal activity, social relations, special agents, law enforcement ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maine, usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.6
 221K
The X-Files (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: The exploits of FBI Special Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully who investigate X-Files: marginalized, unsolved cases involving paranormal phenomena. Mulder believes in the existence of aliens and the paranormal while Scully, a skeptic, is assigned to ...
Style: captivating, atmospheric, mind bending, psychological, suspenseful ...
Audience: kids, boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, ufo, investigation, paranormal investigation, top secret, fbi, alien contact, space and aliens, conspiracy, special agents, paranormal activity, alien abduction ...
Time: 90s, future, 20th century, 2010s, 2000s ...
Place: usa, phoenix arizona, arizona, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.7
 28K
The Order (2019)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Out to avenge his mother's death, a college student pledges a secret order and lands in a war between werewolves and practitioners of dark magic.
Style: exciting, tense, captivating, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: werewolf, black magic, adventure, friendship, hopes, society, youth, death, university, good versus evil, culture clash, magic ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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The Bureau of Magical Things (2018)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Australia, Germany
Duration: 25 min.
TV show
Story: When ordinary teenager Kyra touches a mysterious book, she is transformed into a Tri-ling-–part-human, part-fairy and part-elf. In addition to acquiring amazing magical powers, Kyra discovers a secret world of magic all around her.
Style: feel good, exciting, light, captivating
Plot: parallel world, friendship, magical creature, adventure, magic, research, elf, mystery, supernatural power, fairy, temple, teenager ...
Place: asia, thailand, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.6
 24K
Rose Red (2002)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 254 min.
TV show
Story: Dr. Joyce Reardon, a psychology professor, leads a team of psychics into the decrepit mansion known as Rose Red. Her efforts unleash the spirit of former owner Ellen Rimbauer and uncover the horrifying secrets of those who lived and died there.
Style: atmospheric, scary, macabre, psychological, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, supernatural, mystery, mansion, psychic power, afterlife, psychic, precognition, supernatural ability, paranormal investigation, paranormal phenomena ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, year 1991, year 1914, year 1915 ...
Place: seattle, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.1
 30K
The Langoliers (1995)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
TV show
Story: On a red eye flight from LA to Boston, 10 people wake up to a shock. All the passengers and crew have vanished. When they try to contact the ground they make no connections. They land the plane only to discover that things haven't changed. But ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, exciting, suspense, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: airplane, time travel, supernatural, alternate dimension, apocalypse, airport, obsessive quest, survival, blind character, supernatural ability, disappearance, monster ...
Time: future, 90s
Place: boston, usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 8.3
 96K
The Leftovers (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: When 2% of the world's population abruptly disappears without explanation, the world struggles to understand just what they're supposed to do about it. The drama series 'The Leftovers' is the story of the people who didn't ...
Style: mind bending, captivating, serious, touching, stylized ...
Plot: disappearance, life turned upside down, society, missing person, chaos, haunted by the past, apocalypse, small town sheriff, miraculous event, chief of police, worldwide chaos, belief ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, new york state, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 106K
Under the Dome (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
TV show
Story: Under the Dome is based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King. It tells the story of the residents of the small town of Chester's Mill in Maine, where a massive, transparent, indestructible dome suddenly cuts them off from the rest of ...
Style: twists and turns, exciting, mind bending, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, survival, trapped, small town, life turned upside down, small town life, mystery, isolation, teenage girl, society, human existence, human nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Twilight Zone (1985)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: The Twilight Zone is the first of two revivals of Rod Serling's acclaimed 1950/60s television series of the same name. It ran for two seasons on CBS before producing a final season for syndication.
Style: thought provoking, psychological, scary, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Plot: supernatural, supernatural ability, mystery, hidden truth, mysterious character, human nature, nightmare comes true, nobody believes, investigation, society, abduction, back from the dead ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Midnight Special (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Greece
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A father and son go on the run after the dad learns his child possesses special powers.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, futuristic, enigmatic, atmospheric ...
Plot: on the run, father son relationship, chase, supernatural, kidnapping, supernatural ability, superhuman powers, fbi, survival, hostage, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s, contemporary, 80s
Place: usa, texas, atlanta georgia, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%