Movies and TV shows like Stranger Things

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Stranger Things (2016)
 8.7
 885K
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: suspenseful, captivating, exciting, sincere, disturbing, suspense, psychological thriller, retro, sinister
Plot: telekinesis, supernatural, supernatural power, super powers, monster, parallel universe, friendship, missing person, boy, teenage boy, parallel world, paranormal phenomena, experiment, investigation, teenage girl, missing child, alternate dimension, small town, middle school, fear, abduction, school, government conspiracy, parents and children, love and romance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983
Place: ussr, soviet union, usa, indiana

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Most similar movies to Stranger Things

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, suspense, serious and bleak films and TV series with plots about supernatural, supernatural power, danger, mystery, small town, investigation and friendship mostly in Drama, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like Stranger Things: It (2017), Nowhere Boys (2013), Dark (2017), Riverdale (2017), Fringe (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.3
 484K
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, disturbing ...
Plot: supernatural horror, missing person, fear, killer clown, monster, clown, asthma, small town, death of brother, child, stephen king, inhaler ...
Time: 80s, year 1988, year 1989
Place: maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 7.2
 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
Plot: parallel world, supernatural ability, young heroes, adventure, chosen one, friendship, youth, supernatural, good versus evil, lost, danger, magic ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 8.8
 312K
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, bleak ...
Plot: time loop, time travel, time machine, missing child, investigation, disappearance, corpse, small town, mysterious past, deja vu, alternate dimension, time portal ...
Time: year 1986, 50s, 80s, contemporary, year 2019 ...
Place: germany, chernobyl
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.8
 127K
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: suspenseful, biting, captivating, tense, surprise ending ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, small town, friends, love triangle, youth, friendship, murder, teenage life, gang, school, murder investigation, family relations ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Movie in collections
 8.4
 226K
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, suspense
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, mad scientist, special agents, scientist, fbi, experiment, investigation, alternate dimension, creature, top secret, danger, paranormal activity ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, massachusetts, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.4
 48K
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: captivating, exciting, suspense, tense
Plot: supernatural power, magic, supernatural, key, small town, puzzle, family, siblings, good versus evil, family bonds, villainess, murder ...
Place: massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 8.5
 60K
Twin Peaks (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, 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: psychological, mind bending, surreal, twists and turns, disturbing ...
Plot: small town life, crime, small town, supernatural, crimes, law enforcement, evil spirit, mystery, special agents, surrealism, mysterious event, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, washington d.c., new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 41K
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: paranormal phenomena, danger, investigation, death, small town, murder, crimes, violence, lawyer, interracial adoption, blood, supernatural power ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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 7.8
 95K
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, mysterious, bleak, suspense, twist ending
Plot: alternate dimension, disappearance, mysticism, parallel universe, mysterious disappearance, captive, healing, abduction, supernatural, ritual, experiment, surrealism ...
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: dark, satanic, atmospheric, stylized, disturbing ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: witchcraft, witch, teenager, half breed, black magic, devil worship, dedication, adventure, high school, teenage protagonist, teenage love, school ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 6.8
 118K
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, suspenseful, suspense, disturbing, dark fantasy ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: asthma, supernatural, stephen king, giant spider, friendship, small town, childhood, clown, good versus evil, villain, investigation, childhood trauma ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1960, 1960s, 1990s ...
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.8
 112K
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: suspenseful, exciting, captivating, scary, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: supernatural, creature, legends and myths, werewolf, monster, police detective, supernatural ability, police investigation, life turned upside down, good versus evil, partners against crime, transformation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, portland oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.8
 182K
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, neo noir, offbeat ...
Plot: small town, who done it, investigation, murder, small town life, crime, hallucination, death, paranormal investigation, rape, demonic possession, special agents ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 1990s, 20th century, year 1989
Place: washington state, usa, washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 7.5
 21K
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: enigmatic, captivating, exciting, not serious, dark ...
Audience: teens
Plot: lgbt, supernatural, lesbian relationship, lesbian, gunslinger, paranormal, family relations, save the world, justice, sibling relationship, legend, family curse ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
 6.6
 2K
Creeped Out (2017)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, 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: anthology, light, colourful, semi serious, thought provoking
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, parents and children, monster, secrets, social relations, teenagers, school, teenager, children, storytelling, mysticism
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 6.7
 23K
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, serious, suspenseful, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: haunted house, ghost, mansion, psychic, afterlife, mystery, psychic power, supernatural, curse, supernatural ability, paranormal investigation, murder ...
Time: 20th century, year 1950, 1990s, 90s, year 1914 ...
Place: seattle washington, africa, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 116K
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: suspense, atmospheric, gothic, biting, bleak ...
Audience: teens
Plot: vampire, first love, bully, gory, vampire human love, friendship, loneliness, friends, fall in love, childhood, small town, supernatural ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983
Place: new mexico, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.6
 207K
The X-Files (1993)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
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: mind bending, captivating, psychological, atmospheric, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, ufo, paranormal investigation, investigation, special agents, alien contact, fbi, conspiracy, top secret, space and aliens, paranormal activity, mysterious place ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., arizona, phoenix arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Movie in collections
 6.6
 29K
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, cult film ...
Plot: extrasensory perception, miraculous event, supernatural, paranormal phenomena, supernatural ability, healing power, albino, christ allegory, teacher student relationship, held at gunpoint, fainting, flickering light ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.8
 24K
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
Plot: black magic, werewolf, friendship, adventure, magic, danger, society, youth, clan, hopes, death, good versus evil ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 36K
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 ...
Plot: supernatural, supernatural ability, female protagonist, small town, investigation, fbi, surprising revelation, danger, paranormal activity, small town life, special agents, paranormal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maine, usa, new england
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, anthology, psychological, atmospheric, twists and turns ...
Plot: supernatural, back from the dead, mystery, supernatural ability, nightmare comes true, mysterious character, investigation, buried truth, nobody believes, human nature, hidden truth, society ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.2
 10K
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, mystical, disturbing ...
Plot: supernatural, missing person, small town, monster, kidnapping, child in peril, private investigation, mysterious disappearance, paranormal investigation, abduction, supernatural horror, family problems ...
Time: 2010s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Are You Afraid of the Dark? (1990)
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada
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, suspenseful, semi serious, anthology, exciting ...
Audience: horror for children, teens, family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: campfire story, supernatural, mischievous children, surrealism, paranormal, mystery, danger, youth, riddles and clues, ghost, escapades, in the woods ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 5.4
 23K
The Mist (2017)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 42 min.
TV show
Story: A small town family is torn apart by a brutal crime. As they deal with the fallout an eerie mist rolls in, suddenly cutting them off from the rest of the world, and in some cases, each other.
Style: twists and turns, disturbing, suspenseful, bleak, breathtaking
Audience: boys' night, family outing
Plot: survival, stephen king, danger, small town, supernatural, suicide, salvation, fog, mysticism, creature, nickname, name calling ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: offbeat, humorous, semi serious, scary
Audience: horror for children
Plot: investigation, small town, adventure, suburban life, suburbs, disorder, paranormal activity, youth, prodigy, misfit, danger, family ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 29K
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: time travel, airplane, supernatural, alternate dimension, apocalypse, airport, survival, obsessive quest, stephen king, disappearance, danger, mystery ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, future
Place: boston, usa, maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Motherland: Fort Salem (2020)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
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, whimsical, mystical, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: sorceress, witch, magic, lgbt, female soldier, lesbian, supernatural, military service, supernatural being, public service, female protagonist, fight ...
Time: 2020s, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 103K
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, serious ...
Plot: trapped, life turned upside down, small town, supernatural, survival, small town life, society, danger, human existence, isolation, separated, mystery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.8
 4K
Curon (2020)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
TV show
Story: When their mother mysteriously vanishes shortly after they all arrive in her hometown, teen twins discover secrets behind the village’s tranquil facade.
Style: light, suspense, suspenseful, bleak, exciting ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: disappearance, old mansion, flooding, fear, dark secret, supernatural, riddles and clues, legends and myths, curse, village, evil force, puzzle ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%