Movies and TV shows like Stranger Things

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Stranger Things (2016)
 8.8
 766K
Stranger Things (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 51 min.
Story: When a young boy vanishes, a small town uncovers a mystery involving secret experiments, terrifying supernatural forces, and one strange little girl.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, exciting, sincere, disturbing, psychological thriller, sinister, suspense
Plot: supernatural, monster, friendship, super powers, telekinesis, parallel world, missing person, experiment, parents and children, missing child, small town, supernatural power, investigation, boy, love and romance, teenage girl, parallel universe, middle school, school, teenage boy, paranormal phenomena, fear, government conspiracy, missing girl, alternate dimension ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983
Place: usa, indiana

Most similar movies to Stranger Things

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, suspense and captivating films and TV series with plots about supernatural, supernatural power, danger, investigation, mystery, small town and friendship mostly in Mystery, Drama and Thriller genres. Some movies like Stranger Things: Nowhere Boys (2013), It (1990), Dark (2017), Powder (1995), Castle Rock (2018). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.2
 2K
Nowhere Boys (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 26 min.
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
Plot: parallel world, young heroes, adventure, supernatural ability, youth, supernatural, lost, friendship, chosen one, teenage boy, escapades, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 112K
It (1990)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 192 min.
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, suspenseful, suspense, disturbing, psychological ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: asthma, giant spider, clown, friendship, supernatural, small town, childhood, good versus evil, villain, investigation, childhood trauma, deadly ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 1990s, year 1960 ...
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.8
 248K
Dark (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: atmospheric, mind bending, suspense, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: time machine, time travel, missing child, investigation, disappearance, corpse, time loop, small town, deja vu, alternate dimension, family relations, school ...
Time: year 1986, 50s, 80s, contemporary, year 2019 ...
Place: chernobyl
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.6
 28K
Powder (1995)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Harassed by classmates who won't accept his shocking appearance, a shy young man known as "Powder" struggles to fit in. But the cruel taunts stop when Powder displays a mysterious power that allows him to do incredible things. This ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, sad, psychotronic ...
Plot: extrasensory perception, supernatural, paranormal phenomena, supernatural ability, miraculous event, healing power, christ allegory, held at gunpoint, flickering light, supernatural power, fainting, albino ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.6
 36K
Castle Rock (2018)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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: paranormal phenomena, danger, investigation, small town, death, murder, crimes, violence, lawyer, mind reading, interracial adoption, mysticism ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 6.6
 1K
Creeped Out (2017)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 30 min.
Story: A masked figure known as "The Curious" collects tales of dark magic, otherworldly encounters and twisted technology in this kids anthology series.
Style: anthology, colourful, light, semi serious, thought provoking
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, parents and children, social relations, school, monster, secrets, teenagers, teenager, mysticism, children, storytelling
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 443K
It (2017)
Genre: Horror
Country: Canada, USA
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: suspense, scary, surprise ending, rough, bleak ...
Plot: fear, clown, missing person, killer clown, supernatural power, asthma, death of brother, monster, good versus evil, abandoned house, small town, summer ...
Time: 80s, year 1989, year 1988, quarry
Place: maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 8.4
 216K
Fringe (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 46 min.
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, suspense
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, mad scientist, scientist, special agents, fbi, investigation, creature, paranormal activity, experiment, alternate dimension, danger, top secret ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa, massachusetts, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.9
 87K
The OA (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, mysterious, suspense, twist ending
Plot: disappearance, healing, mysticism, abduction, alternate dimension, supernatural, ritual, experiment, storytelling, forbidden love, friendship, blind woman ...
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.0
 110K
Riverdale (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
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: tense, biting, suspenseful, captivating, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, youth, small town, friendship, love triangle, friends, school, murder, gang, murder investigation, family secret, teenage life ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.4
 36K
Locke & Key (2020)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 48 min.
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: suspense, tense, captivating, exciting
Plot: supernatural power, magic, small town, supernatural, murder, villainess, supernatural horror, demon, puzzle, love, kidnapping, family ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 8.5
 53K
Twin Peaks (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, atmospheric, offbeat, disturbing ...
Plot: small town life, crime, supernatural, evil spirit, crimes, law enforcement, small town, good versus evil, mystery, haunted by the past, special agents, surrealism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (2018)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, dark, stylized, disturbing, talky ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: witchcraft, witch, teenager, half breed, black magic, devil worship, adventure, dedication, school, couple relations, teenage love, evil witch ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 7.8
 107K
Grimm (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
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: suspenseful, exciting, captivating, serious, scary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, creature, legends and myths, monster, police detective, supernatural ability, life turned upside down, good versus evil, hunt down, werewolf, evil force, transformation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 21K
Rose Red (2002)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 254 min.
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, suspenseful, psychological, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, psychic, psychic power, afterlife, paranormal investigation, mystery, supernatural, supernatural ability, research, paranormal phenomena, investigation ...
Time: 20th century, 1990s, 90s, year 1991, year 1950 ...
Place: seattle, seattle washington, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 112K
Let Me In (2010)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A bullied young boy befriends a young female vampire who lives in secrecy with her guardian. A remake of the movie “Let The Right One In” which was an adaptation of a book.
Style: gothic, atmospheric, suspense, biting, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, vampire human love, loneliness, gory, fall in love, friendship, bully, coming of age, small town, transformation, dangerous attraction, first love ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983
Place: new mexico, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 18K
The Order (2019)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
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, captivating, tense, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: black magic, friendship, good versus evil, danger, youth, university, adventure, culture clash, mentor, society, death, hopes ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.8
 169K
Twin Peaks (1990)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 47 min.
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, gloomy, psychological, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: small town life, small town, investigation, who done it, murder, rape, death, crime, double life, special agents, secret, supernatural ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 1990s, 20th century, year 1989
Place: washington state, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Movie in collections
 8.6
 194K
The X-Files (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 45 min.
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: mind bending, captivating, psychological, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, ufo, paranormal investigation, investigation, paranormal activity, fbi, conspiracy, special agents, alien contact, top secret, space and aliens, mysterious place ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., phoenix arizona, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.2
 9K
Channel Zero (2016)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
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: enigmatic, suspense, bleak, anthology
Plot: supernatural, missing person, small town, monster, kidnapping, child in peril, television, death of brother, childhood, teeth, loss of son
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Twilight Zone (1985)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 45 min.
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, anthology, atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: supernatural, back from the dead, mystery, supernatural ability, nightmare comes true, human nature, mysterious character, investigation, buried truth, nobody believes, imaginary, abduction ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.4
 17K
Wynonna Earp (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller, Western
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 43 min.
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, enigmatic, exciting, not serious, dark ...
Audience: teens
Plot: lgbt, supernatural, lesbian relationship, gunslinger, paranormal, family relations, save the world, lesbian, sibling relationship, justice, legend, family curse ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Eerie, Indiana (1991)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
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: humorous, offbeat, semi serious, scary
Audience: horror for children
Plot: investigation, small town, danger, youth, prodigy, paranormal activity, disorder, family, misfit, adventure, twins, suburbs ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
Are You Afraid of the Dark? (1990)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 30 min.
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, anthology, exciting ...
Audience: horror for children, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: campfire story, supernatural, mischievous children, paranormal, storytelling, mystery, youth, danger, riddles and clues, in the woods, ghost, escapades ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 26K
The Langoliers (1995)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
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: supernatural, airplane, alternate dimension, apocalypse, survival, obsessive quest, time travel, airport, danger, mystery, deadly, chaos ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, future
Place: boston, maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.6
 35K
Haven (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
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 ...
Plot: supernatural, supernatural ability, small town, female protagonist, investigation, fbi, surprising revelation, paranormal activity, small town life, danger, special agents, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maine, usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.7
 3K
Intruders (2014)
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Members of a secret society chase immortality by seeking refuge in the bodies of others.
Style: atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, captivating, tense ...
Plot: secret society, crimes, immortality, missing person, haunted by the past, mystery, dishonesty, danger, death, supernatural, conspiracy, ex-cop
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.7
 38K
Torchwood (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Torchwood is a British science fiction television programme created by Russell T Davies. The series is a spin-off from the 2005 revival of the long-running science fiction programme Doctor Who. Torchwood follows the exploits of a small team of alien ...
Style: exciting, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious, captivating
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: special agents, homosexual, supernatural, paranormal investigation, heroic mission, investigation, adventure, heroes, team, alien encounter, save the world, escapades ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 2010s
Place: europe, england, wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.1
 8K
The Gates (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Like most families that settle inside The Gates, the Monahans are unmoored from a complicated life they abandoned in Chicago. There's something very different about this place, almost... haunting. Named the new police chief of The Gates, Nick ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, exciting
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, vampire, supernatural power, werewolf, youth, family relations, family in danger, imaginary, lifestyle, suburban life, danger, police detective ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
14%
 7.1
 14K
Believe (2014)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 43 min.
Story: Believe is about an unlikely relationship between a gifted young girl and a man sprung from prison who has been tasked with protecting her from the evil elements that hunt her power.
Style: serious, suspenseful, exciting, captivating, tense ...
Plot: protector, young heroes, telekinesis, ex convict, heroes, supernatural ability, changing lives, danger, orphan, imaginary, graphic violence, on the run ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%