7 Sci-Fi Fantasy Movies Like ‘Stranger Things’, You Should Watch.

Movies like Stranger Things, Let’s talk about the series before that

Stranger Things

IMBd Rating: 8.7/10

Cast: Millie Bobby Brown, Finn Wolfhard, Noah Schnapp, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Natalia Dyer, David Harbour, Winona Ryder, Sadie Sink, Joe Keery, Charlie Heaton and Dacre Mantgomery.

Creators: The Duffer Brothers

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Have you watched the Duffer Brother’s Stranger Things TV series on Netflix? Of course you must have seen, if not? You must watch. After Game of Thrones, if a series gets the top name, it belongs to Netflix’s series, Stranger Things.

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Stranger Things is set in Hawkins. The story of the Stranger Things series follows a group of children, Mike, Dustin, Max, Will, and Lucas. One evening, Will Byers goes missing near a top-secret government laboratory. As friends, family and local police search for Will. During the search for Will, a girl named Eleven is found. Eleven has supernatural powers with no memory. She was part of the government’s top secret experiment. In reality, when researchers open a rift to ‘Upside Down’. A monster from the Upside Down escapes and abducts Will with a girl named, Barbara. Will Mike, Lucas and Dustin be able to save Will Byers with the help of Eleven? This is the story of the first season of the series, Stranger Things.

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In the next two seasons of the series, such a supernatural event also happens. Stranger Things has released 3 seasons on Netflix. The 4th season of Stranger Things is yet to be released on Netflix. But the release date has not been folded yet.

Sci-Fi Fantasy Movies Like ‘Stranger Things’

Let’s talk about Sci-Fi Fantasy Movies Like ‘Stranger Things’, that’s blow yours minds.

Midnight Special ( 2016 )

IMBd Rating: 6.6/10

Director: Jeff Nichols

Cast: Michael Shannon, Jaeden Martell, Joel Edgerton, Kristen Dunst, Adam Driver and Sam Shepard

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The story of the Midnight Special film is based on an 8-year-old Alton who has special powers like Netflix’s Stranger Things’ Eleven. Considers Alton as a threat to the country due to his powers, so the government falls behind him. So to save Alton, what his father Roy does is the story of the film. If you like Stranger Things, then you should also like Midnight Special movie in terms of story and entertainment.

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Super 8 ( 2011 )

IMBd Rating: 7/10

Director: J.J Abrams

Cast: Elle Fanning, Joel Courtney, Ryan Lee, Gabriel Bassoo, Riley Griffiths, Kyle Chandler and Mills

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Super 8 is a monster thriller movie is written and directed by J.J. Abrams and produced by Steven Spielberg. Super 8 is set in 1979 in Ohio. The story of the movie follows a group of youngsters, who are shooting a zombie film with a Super 8 camera near a railway track. During the filming, the friends witness a horrifying train derailment and are lucky to escape with their lives from that accident. But they soon find out that it was not an accident. What is the truth of this terrifying events. You will know all this after watching the movie. Like Stranger Things, there are some unusual happenings in the Super 8 movie. If you like Netflix’s Stranger Things series, the Super 8 movie won’t offend you at all.

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Carrie ( 2014 )

IMBd Rating: 5.9/10

Director: Kimberly Peirce

Story: Stephen King

Cast: Chloë Grace Moretz, Julianne Moore, Gabriella Wilde, Portia Doubleday

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Carrie is a horror drama film directed by Kimberly Peirce. Carrie is the third movie adaptation and a remake to the 1976 adaptation of Legendary Author Stephen King’s 1974 novel of the same name and the fourth film in the Carrie franchise. Movie Carrie’s story follow a shy girl Carrie White, who has telekinetic powers like Netflix’s Stranger Things, Eleven. She was always pranked by her classmates. But when the joke increases to an extent, does Carrie unleash her powers? The story ahead is full of twists and turns like Stranger Things.

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E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial ( 1982 )

IMBd Rating: 7.8/10

Director: Steven Spielberg

Cast: Henry Thomas, Drew Barrymore, Dee Wallace, Peter Coyote, C. Thomas Howell, Sean Frye

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Steven Spielberg’s E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial movie is full of adventure. The story of the film follows a young boy Elliott, who brings a got left behind alien extraterrestrial to his home. Elliott hides the extraterrestrial at his home, just as Mike had hid the Eleven. Soon, E.T. falls ill, resulting in government intervention and a serious situation for both Elliot and Alien, extraterrestrial.

Many scenes from Stranger Things are taken from the iconic film, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial movie has won four Academy Awards in several categories. The film wreaked havoc at the box office. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial has earned $792 million with a budget of 10.5 million.

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Close Encounters of the Third Kind ( 1977 )

IMBd Rating: 7.6/10

Director: Steven Spielberg

Cast: Richard Dreyfuss, Melinda Dillon, Teri Garr, Cary Guffey, Bob Balaban, Lance Henriksen

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Steven Spielberg’s directional another masterpiece, Close Encounters of the Third Kind is sci-fi/thriller film. Close Encounters of the Third Kind movie follows Roy Neary, Who sees a UFO during his duty one night. No one believes what he says about it. Roy agrees to play on his life to make Alien’s presence felt. Like series Stranger Things in the Close Encounters of the Third Kind film, there is plenty of entertainment that keeps you till the end. Film has earned $306 million with a budget of $19.4 million.

Many scenes from Stranger Things are inspired by the Close Encounters of the Third Kind movie. Close Encounters of the Third Kind movie has won several awards including two Academy Awards and one BAFTA Awards. If you like Stranger Things series, i bet you Close Encounters of the Third Kind don’t let down you.

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Alien ( 1979 )

IMBd Rating: 8.4/10

Director: Ridley Scott

Cast: Sigourney Weaver, Yaphet Kotto, Ian Holm, Veronica Cartwright, John Hurt, Tom Skerritt


Alien is a sci-fi/horror film directed by Ridley Scott and written by Dan O’Bannon. Alien movie is based on a story by O’Bannon and Ronald Shusett. Movie Alien’s story follows a crew of the commercial space tug Nostromo, who is returning to the Earth with seven crew members. Suddenly the space craft changes its path, instead of going to Earth. Soon crew member intercept a distress signal from a planet. Later they are to agree to investigate to find out, where the signal comes from? So, they landed their space craft on that planet. Here they encounter aliens. The film is full of suspense, you will not want to divert your attention even for a second. If you like Stranger Things, then you should also like Alien movie, its a must watch movie.

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Firestarter ( 1984 )

IMBd Rating: 6.1/10

Director: Mark L. Lester

Cast: Drew Barrymore, George C. Scott, David Keith, Martin Sheen, Heather Locklear, Art Carney

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Firestarter is a sci-fi/horror-thriller film based on novel by Stephen King with same. Firestarter movie follows a young girl Charlie McGee, who inherited power of gain telepathic ability like Stranger Things Elevan from his parents. As youths, her parents participated in secret experiments. Charlie has ability of setting fires solely with her mind. Film has interesting story like Stranger Things, that keeps us till the end. If you like Stranger Things, you can’t miss Firestater movie.

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