Top 10 Things to Watch If You Like STRANGER THINGS [WatchMojo]

Top 10 Things to Watch If You Like STRANGER THINGS [WatchMojo]

Check out this list of movies including TV shows that you should like if you enjoyed watching Netflix’s Stranger Things Season 1 via WatchMojo. The films and shows listed here contain children in weird situations, 80s nostalgia, and fun times. Thanks to WatchMojo and hope you enjoy the list.

Top 10 Things to Watch if You Like Stranger Things [WatchMojo]

  1. Stand by Me (1986)

    Directed by Rob Reiner

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    Official Synopsis: It's the summer of 1959 in Castlerock, Oregon and four 12 year-old boys - Gordie, Chris, Teddy and Vern - are fast friends. After learning of the general location of the body of a local boy who has been missing for several days, they set off into woods to see it. Along the way, they learn about themselves, the meaning of friendship and the need to stand up for what is right.

    Cast: Corey Feldman, Kiefer Sutherland, John Cusack, Jerry O'Connell, Marshall Bell, Frances Lee McCain, Richard Dreyfuss, Dick Durock, Gary Riley, Bradley…
    Genres: Drama, Adventure

  2. Midnight Special (2016)

    Directed by Jeff Nichols

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    Official Synopsis: Alton Meyer is a boy unlike any other in the world with bizarrely powerful abilities and strange weaknesses. In the middle of the night, his father, Roy, spirits him away from the isolated cult that practically worships him and is determined to regain him at all costs. At the same time, Alton's abilities have been noticed by the US government as well and they are equally insistent on getting to the bottom of this mystery with Paul Sevier of the National Security Agency leading the Federal pursuit with his own questions. These rival hunts force father and son into a desperate run towards a looming date with destiny that could change everything.

    Cast: Elton LeBlanc, David Jensen, Cynthia LeBlanc, Jesse Yarborough, John L. Armijo, Patrick Kearns, Billy Slaughter, Kerry Sims, Jon Arthur, Jacquelyn…
    Genres: Thriller, Drama, Sci-Fi, Action, Mystery, Adventure

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  4. Poltergeist (1982)

    Directed by Steven Spielberg, Tobe Hooper

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    Official Synopsis: A young family are visited by ghosts in their home. At first the ghosts appear friendly, moving objects around the house to the amusement of everyone, then they turn nasty and start to terrorise the family before they "kidnap" the youngest daughter.

    Cast: James Karen, Craig T. Nelson, Zelda Rubinstein, Allan Graf, Heather O'Rourke, Dirk Blocker, Fred Rogers, Joseph Walsh, JoBeth Williams, Robert…
    Genres: Horror, Thriller, Fantasy

  5. It (1990)

    Directed by Tommy Lee Wallace

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    Official Synopsis: In 1960, a group of social outcasts who are bullied by a gang of greasers led by Henry Bowers are also tormented by an evil demon who can shape-shift into a clown and feed on children's fears and kill them. After defeating the demonic clown as kids, it resurfaces 30 years later and they must finish it off as adults once again.

    Cast: Garry Chalk, Tim Curry, Seth Green, Chelan Simmons, Emily Perkins, Jay Brazeau, Frank C. Turner, Bill Croft, Michael Ryan, Michael…
    Genres: Horror, Thriller, Drama, Mystery, Fantasy

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  8. Super 8 (2011)

    Directed by J.J. Abrams

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    Official Synopsis: SPOILER: In the summer of 1979, a group of friends in a small Ohio town witness a catastrophic train crash while making a super 8 movie and soon suspect that it was not an accident. Shortly after, unusual disappearances and inexplicable events begin to take place in town, and the local Deputy tries to uncover the truth - something more terrifying than any of them could have imagined.

    Cast: Dale Dickey, Bingo O'Malley, Bruce Greenwood, Greg Grunberg, Janis Jones, Thomas F. Duffy, Beau Knapp, Tim Griffin, Ron Eldard, Elle…
    Genres: Thriller, Sci-Fi, Action, Mystery

  9. The Goonies (1985)

    Directed by Richard Donner

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    Official Synopsis: Mikey Walsh and Brandon Walsh are brothers whose family is preparing to move because developers want to build a golf course in the place of their neighborhood -- unless enough money is raised to stop the construction of the golf course, and that's quite doubtful. But when Mikey stumbles upon a treasure map of the famed "One-Eyed" Willy's hidden fortune, Mikey, Brandon, and their friends Lawrence "Chunk" Cohen, Clark "Mouth" Devereaux, Andrea "Andy" Carmichael, Stefanie "Stef" Steinbrenner, and Richard "Data" Wang, calling themselves The Goonies, set out on a quest to find the treasure in hopes of saving their neighborhood. The treasure is in a cavern, but the entrance to the cavern is under the restaurant of evil thief Mama Fratelli and her sons Jake Fratelli, Francis Fratelli, and the severely disfigured Lotney "Sloth" Fratelli. Sloth befriends the Goonies and decides to help them.

    Cast: Corey Feldman, Josh Brolin, Sean Astin, Mary Ellen Trainor, Ted Grossman, Lupe Ontiveros, Robert Davi, Joe Pantoliano, Gene Ross, Jeb…
    Genres: Comedy, Adventure, Romance, Family

  10. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

    Directed by Steven Spielberg

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    Official Synopsis: After a gentle alien becomes stranded on Earth, the being is discovered and befriended by a young boy named Elliott. Bringing the extraterrestrial into his suburban California house, Elliott introduces E.T., as the alien is dubbed, to his brother and his little sister, Gertie, and the children decide to keep its existence a secret. Soon, however, E.T. falls ill, resulting in government intervention and a dire situation for both Elliott and the alien.

    Cast: Dee Wallace, Drew Barrymore, Henry Thomas, Anne Lockhart, Ted Grossman, Erika Eleniak, Peter Coyote, C. Thomas Howell, K.C. Martel, Jean-Paul…
    Genres: Sci-Fi, Family


Stranger Things (2016)

Directed by Matt Duffer, Ross Duffer, Shawn Levy, Andrew Stanton


Official Synopsis: In a small town where everyone knows everyone, a peculiar incident starts a chain of events that leads to the disappearance of a child, which begins to tear at the fabric of an otherwise peaceful community. Dark government agencies and seemingly malevolent supernatural forces converge on the town, while a few locals begin to understand that there's more going on than meets the eye.

Cast: Mark Steger, Joe Chrest, Winona Ryder, Sean Astin, Amy Seimetz, Cara Buono, Tobias Jelinek, Jake Busey, Paul Reiser, Cary Elwes,…
Genres: Horror, Thriller, Drama, Sci-Fi, Mystery, Fantasy, Romance