12 movies that inspired Stranger Things (and where to watch them)
Stranger Things on Netflix is full of references to classic movies, which means there are tons of movies like Stranger Things to check out if you’re a fan of the show. Now that we’ve reached the final season of the popular streaming series, let’s go back and look at some of the movies that inspired Stranger Things.
Stranger Things, created by the Duffer Brothers, sees a group of kids in small-town Indiana fighting demonic forces of evil in the nostalgia-tinged 1980s. One of the youngsters has mysterious powers and fights baddies to protect her friends while evading shadowy government agents. Be warned that you’ll encounter a whole lot of Steven Spielberg and Stephen King, as is only fair when dealing with Stranger Things references.