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

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Is Fear Street Part 1: 1994 scary?
FEAR STREET PART 1: 1994 – (L-R) JULIA REHWALD as KATE, FRED HECHINGER as SIMON and KIANA MADEIRA as DEENA . Cr: Netflix © 2021 /

Movies like Stranger Things: The Fear Street Trilogy

Like It, this trilogy also isn’t a “show” but still belongs on this list. Honestly, I’m still pretty bitter that Netflix hasn’t announced more Fear Street movies. The Fear Street Trilogy was such a huge success when it premiered in 2021 and it would make a great addition to Netflix’s yearly summer line-up.

It’s based on a book series by R.L. Stine and there are plenty more novels that Netflix could draw from to make more movies. But it’s perfect for Stranger Things fans as the series is set in three eras, 1994, 1978 and 1666. All three movies are excellent and Stranger Things fans will recognize Sadie Sink and Maya Hawke!

Streaming: Netflix

Shows like Stranger Things: Dark

If you’re looking for shows like Stranger Things, you can’t do better than Dark. Dark was Netflix’s first German original series and has become one of the streamer’s most popular and acclaimed. The series is over now, too, so you can binge the entire thing without having to worry about a bad ending or sudden cancellation.

The story starts when two children go missing in a small German town, leading to the town’s sinful past being exposed. With lots of jumping around through time, the show is like an intricate puzzle for viewers to solve. Dark has often been compared to Stranger Things because of their similar concepts.

Streaming: Netflix