20 shows and movies like Stranger Things to watch while waiting for season 5

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Brooklynn Prince in “Home Before Dark,” now streaming on Apple TV+.
Brooklynn Prince in “Home Before Dark,” now streaming on Apple TV+. /

Shows like Stranger Things: Home Before Dark

This lesser-known Apple TV+ series is really gripping and, like Stranger Things, the main characters are children. Loosely based on a true story, I’ve seen Home Before Dark called Harriet the Spy meets Stranger Things.

Even though there isn’t anything supernatural in the show, it still revolves around a sinister mystery unfolding in a small town and the intrepid young reporter who tries to solve it. There are only two seasons of the show available right now, so it’s not a long watch. Apple hasn’t canceled or renewed the show, so it’s hard to say if it will return. However, even if it is canceled, it’s still worth watching!

Streaming: Apple TV+

Movies like Stranger Things: It: Chapter One

You’re in luck because It (2017) is actually on Netflix now. You can watch Finn Wolfhard in a different project as he plays Richie Tozier in this movie based on the Stephen King novel of the same name.

It follows an outcast group of teens who uncover an ancient, shape-shifting evil in their town of Derry, Maine. Every 27 years, this entity resurfaces to prey on the town’s children. Yes, it’s the movie featuring Pennywise the Dancing Clown (played by Bill Skarsgård).

There is also It: Chapter Two, which follows the Losers as adults, although the sequel is not streaming on Netflix right now.

Streaming: Netflix, It: Chapter Two is available to rent or buy