20 Movies Like Stranger Things

If you like the movie Stranger Things, you may also like these:

Super 8

Super 8
Super 8
Internet Movie Database: 7.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 81%
Metacritic: 72/100
Information
Runtime: 112 min
Genre: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Awards: 11 wins & 70 nominations
Writer: J.J. Abrams
Actors: Elle Fanning, AJ Michalka, Kyle Chandler
Language: English
Country: United States
Data provided by OMDB API

The Super 8 movie is a science fiction thriller about a group of young friends who witness a catastrophic train crash while filming a homemade movie, and soon discover that the accident was no accident at all. As they uncover the truth, they find themselves facing dangerous and otherworldly forces that threaten their town.

The Goonies

The Goonies
The Goonies
Internet Movie Database: 7.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 77%
Metacritic: 62/100
Information
Runtime: 114 min
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Awards: 3 wins & 7 nominations
Writer: Chris Columbus, Steven Spielberg
Actors: Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Jeff Cohen
Language: English, Spanish, Cantonese, Italian
Country: United States
Data provided by OMDB API

“The Goonies” is a 1985 adventure-comedy film about a group of young friends who embark on a treasure hunt to save their neighborhood from being demolished. Along the way, they encounter dangerous obstacles, pirates, and a legendary pirate treasure.

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
Internet Movie Database: 7.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 99%
Metacritic: 92/100
Information
Runtime: 115 min
Genre: Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi
Awards: Won 4 Oscars. 52 wins & 38 nominations total
Writer: Melissa Mathison
Actors: Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore, Peter Coyote
Language: English
Country: United States
Data provided by OMDB API

“E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” is a heartwarming science fiction film about a young boy who befriends an alien stranded on Earth and helps him return home, while forming a bond that transcends language and worlds.

Stand by Me

Stand by Me
Stand by Me
Internet Movie Database: 8.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
Metacritic: 75/100
Information
Runtime: 89 min
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 6 wins & 12 nominations total
Writer: Stephen King, Raynold Gideon, Bruce A. Evans
Actors: Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman
Language: English
Country: United States
Data provided by OMDB API

“Stand by Me” is a coming-of-age film about four friends who embark on a journey to find the body of a missing boy, which leads them to discover truths about themselves and the complexities of friendship. Through their adventure, they learn about the fragility of life and the importance of cherishing the moments that truly matter.

The Monster Squad

The Monster Squad
The Monster Squad
Internet Movie Database: 6.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 56%
Metacritic: 61/100
Information
Runtime: 82 min
Genre: Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Awards: 3 wins & 4 nominations
Writer: Shane Black, Fred Dekker
Actors: Andre Gower, Robby Kiger, Stephen Macht
Language: English, German
Country: United States
Data provided by OMDB API

“The Monster Squad” is a 1987 horror-comedy film about a group of young friends who discover and must defeat classic movie monsters, including Dracula, Frankenstein’s monster, and the Wolfman, who are trying to take over the world. With the help of an elderly monster hunter, they embark on a mission to save their town from the creatures of the night.

The Lost Boys

The Lost Boys
The Lost Boys
Internet Movie Database: 7.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 77%
Metacritic: 63/100
Information
Runtime: 97 min
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Awards: 3 wins & 5 nominations
Writer: Jan Fischer, James Jeremias, Jeffrey Boam
Actors: Jason Patric, Corey Haim, Dianne Wiest
Language: English
Country: United States
Data provided by OMDB API

“The Lost Boys” is a 1987 American horror comedy film about two brothers who move to a new town and discover that it is infested with a gang of young vampires. As they try to save their family and friends from becoming bloodsuckers, they enlist the help of a group of vampire hunters.

Cloverfield

Cloverfield
Cloverfield
Internet Movie Database: 7.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 78%
Metacritic: 64/100
Information
Runtime: 85 min
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Awards: 5 wins & 34 nominations
Writer: Drew Goddard
Actors: Mike Vogel, Jessica Lucas, Lizzy Caplan
Language: English, Russian, French, Japanese
Country: United States
Data provided by OMDB API

The Cloverfield movie is about a group of friends who encounter a massive monster attack while attending a going-away party in New York City, capturing the chaos through a found-footage style.

It

It
It
Internet Movie Database: 7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 85%
Metacritic: 69/100
Information
Runtime: 135 min
Genre: Horror
Awards: 10 wins & 49 nominations
Writer: Chase Palmer, Cary Joji Fukunaga, Gary Dauberman
Actors: Bill Skarsgård, Jaeden Martell, Finn Wolfhard
Language: English, Hebrew
Country: United States, Canada
Data provided by OMDB API

The It movie is about a group of kids in a small town who are terrorized by a shape-shifting entity that takes the form of their worst fears, primarily appearing as a clown named Pennywise. They must face their fears and band together to defeat the malevolent force.

The Maze Runner

The Maze Runner
The Maze Runner
Internet Movie Database: 6.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 65%
Metacritic: 57/100
Information
Runtime: 113 min
Genre: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Awards: 4 wins & 12 nominations
Writer: Noah Oppenheim, Grant Pierce Myers, T.S. Nowlin
Actors: Dylan O'Brien, Kaya Scodelario, Will Poulter
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom, United States
Data provided by OMDB API

“The Maze Runner movie is about a group of teenagers trapped in a maze with no memory of their past, who must work together to find a way out and uncover the secrets of their imprisonment. As they navigate the dangerous maze, they discover that they are part of a larger experiment conducted by a mysterious organization.”

The Faculty

The Faculty
The Faculty
Internet Movie Database: 6.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 58%
Metacritic: 61/100
Information
Runtime: 104 min
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Awards: 11 nominations
Writer: David Wechter, Bruce Kimmel, Kevin Williamson
Actors: Jordana Brewster, Clea DuVall, Laura Harris
Language: English
Country: United States, Mexico
Data provided by OMDB API

“The Faculty” is a science fiction horror film about a group of high school students who discover that their teachers are being taken over by alien parasites. They must band together to uncover the truth and fight against the invasion before it consumes their entire school and town.

The Babysitter

The Babysitter
The Babysitter
Internet Movie Database: 6.3/10
Information
Runtime: 85 min
Genre: Comedy, Horror
Awards: N/A
Writer: Brian Duffield
Actors: Judah Lewis, Samara Weaving, Robbie Amell
Language: English
Country: United States
Data provided by OMDB API

“The Babysitter” is a horror-comedy film about a young boy who discovers that his attractive babysitter is part of a satanic cult, and he must survive the night as she and her friends try to sacrifice him.

The Dark Crystal

The Dark Crystal
The Dark Crystal
Internet Movie Database: 7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 78%
Metacritic: 66/100
Information
Runtime: 93 min
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Awards: Nominated for 1 BAFTA Award2 wins & 5 nominations total
Writer: David Odell, Jim Henson
Actors: Jim Henson, Kathryn Mullen, Frank Oz
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom, United States
Data provided by OMDB API

“The Dark Crystal” is a fantasy film set in a mystical world where a young Gelfling embarks on a quest to heal a powerful crystal and restore balance to his fractured world, while facing off against the evil Skeksis who seek to control it.”

The Iron Giant

The Iron Giant
The Iron Giant
Internet Movie Database: 8.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 96%
Metacritic: 85/100
Information
Runtime: 86 min
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure
Awards: Won 1 BAFTA Award20 wins & 18 nominations total
Writer: Tim McCanlies, Brad Bird, Ted Hughes
Actors: Eli Marienthal, Harry Connick Jr., Jennifer Aniston
Language: English
Country: United States, Denmark
Data provided by OMDB API

“The Iron Giant” is a 1999 animated film about a young boy named Hogarth who befriends a giant robot from outer space. Together, they must protect the robot from the government while teaching him about humanity and the value of life.

Poltergeist

Poltergeist
Poltergeist
Internet Movie Database: 7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 88%
Metacritic: 79/100
Information
Runtime: 114 min
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Awards: Nominated for 3 Oscars. 4 wins & 9 nominations total
Writer: Steven Spielberg, Michael Grais, Mark Victor
Actors: JoBeth Williams, Heather O'Rourke, Craig T. Nelson
Language: English
Country: United States
Data provided by OMDB API

The Poltergeist movie is about a suburban family whose home is invaded by malevolent spirits, causing chaos and terror. They must fight to save their daughter who has been abducted into another realm by the spirits.

The Thing

The Thing
The Thing
Internet Movie Database: 8.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 84%
Metacritic: 57/100
Information
Runtime: 109 min
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Awards: 5 nominations
Writer: Bill Lancaster, John W. Campbell Jr.
Actors: Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, Keith David
Language: English, Norwegian
Country: United States, Canada
Data provided by OMDB API

“The Thing” is a sci-fi horror film about a group of researchers in Antarctica who discover an ancient alien creature that can assimilate and imitate any living organism. As paranoia and distrust escalate, they must fight to survive and determine who among them is still human.

The Blair Witch Project

The Blair Witch Project
The Blair Witch Project
Internet Movie Database: 6.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 86%
Metacritic: 81/100
Information
Runtime: 81 min
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Awards: 23 wins & 26 nominations
Writer: Daniel Myrick, Eduardo Sánchez, Heather Donahue
Actors: Heather Donahue, Michael C. Williams, Joshua Leonard
Language: English
Country: United States
Data provided by OMDB API

“The Blair Witch Project” is a found footage horror film that follows three student filmmakers who venture into the Black Hills Forest to investigate the legend of the Blair Witch. As they become lost and encounter strange occurrences, their sanity is tested and they are forced to confront a malevolent force that haunts the woods.

The Secret of NIMH

The Secret of NIMH
The Secret of NIMH
Internet Movie Database: 7.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 93%
Metacritic: 76/100
Information
Runtime: 82 min
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama
Awards: 1 win & 2 nominations
Writer: Robert C. O'Brien, Don Bluth, John Pomeroy
Actors: Elizabeth Hartman, Derek Jacobi, Dom DeLuise
Language: English
Country: United States
Data provided by OMDB API

The Secret of NIMH is about a widowed field mouse named Mrs. Brisby who embarks on a perilous journey to save her family from the destruction of their home, encountering a society of intelligent rats along the way who hold the key to her family’s survival.

The NeverEnding Story

The NeverEnding Story
The NeverEnding Story
Internet Movie Database: 7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 83%
Metacritic: 46/100
Information
Runtime: 102 min
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Awards: 5 wins & 9 nominations
Writer: Wolfgang Petersen, Herman Weigel, Michael Ende
Actors: Noah Hathaway, Barret Oliver, Tami Stronach
Language: English
Country: West Germany, United States
Data provided by OMDB API

“The NeverEnding Story” is a fantasy film about a young boy who discovers a magical book that transports him to the world of Fantasia, where he must embark on a quest to save the land from a dark force known as The Nothing. As he navigates through a series of challenges, he learns the power of imagination and the importance of believing in oneself.

The Witches

The Witches
The Witches
Internet Movie Database: 6.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 94%
Metacritic: 78/100
Information
Runtime: 91 min
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Awards: Nominated for 1 BAFTA Award3 wins & 8 nominations total
Writer: Roald Dahl, Allan Scott
Actors: Anjelica Huston, Mai Zetterling, Jasen Fisher
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom, United States
Data provided by OMDB API

“The Witches” is a fantasy film based on Roald Dahl’s novel, where a young boy and his grandmother must stop a coven of witches from turning children into mice. As they embark on their mission, they encounter magical adventures and fight against the wicked witches.

The Sixth Sense

The Sixth Sense
The Sixth Sense
Internet Movie Database: 8.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 86%
Metacritic: 64/100
Information
Runtime: 107 min
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Awards: Nominated for 6 Oscars. 37 wins & 56 nominations total
Writer: M. Night Shyamalan
Actors: Bruce Willis, Haley Joel Osment, Toni Collette
Language: English, Latin, Spanish
Country: United States
Data provided by OMDB API

“The Sixth Sense is a psychological thriller about a young boy who can communicate with ghosts and a child psychologist who tries to help him. As they uncover dark secrets, they must confront their own fears and unravel the truth behind a haunting mystery.”

Leave a Comment

Index