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

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Shows like Stranger Things: Outer Range

Outer Range is one of the newest shows on this list. The Amazon Prime Video series is about a Wyoming rancher who discovers a mysterious black void in the middle of his pasture. The central mystery coupled with the disappearance of the family’s daughter-in-law will remind you of the early seasons of Stranger Things and the mystery of the Upside Down.

Streaming: Prime Video

Shows like Stranger Things: Twin Peaks

Without Twin Peaks, Stranger Things probably wouldn’t exist. Twin Peaks is the blueprint for just about every series that centers on a small town where strange things happen.

This mystery-horror show begins with the murder of homecoming queen Laura Palmer, and quickly spirals from there into one of the most surreal, strange and memorable television dramas ever. David Lynch is one of the creators, so it’s as one would expect! Unfortunately the show is not streaming on Netflix but you can watch it on Paramount+ and Showtime.

Streaming: Paramount+ and Showtime

Shows like Stranger Things: I Am Not Okay with This

From the producers of Stranger Things comes another show about a telekinetic teen. Unfortunately, I Am Not Okay with This was canceled after just one season during the pandemic, but it’s still a great watch if you’re looking for something short and similar during the wait for Stranger Things season 4 volume 2.

Streaming: Netflix