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17 Series Like Stranger Things

The Umbrella Academy (2019–2022) poster

1 The Umbrella Academy (2019–2022) ★ 8.0

Similar to Stranger Things (2016–)?

On the same day in October 1989, forty-three infants are inexplicably born to random, unconnected women who showed no signs of pregnancy the day before. Seven are adopted by Sir Reginald Hargreeves, a billionaire industrialist, who creates The Umbrella Academy and prepares his "children" to save the world. But not everything went according to plan. In their teenage years, the family fractured and the team disbanded. Now almost thirty years old, the six surviving members reunite upon the news of Hargreeves' passing. Luther, Diego, Allison, Klaus, Vanya and Number Five work together to solve a mystery surrounding their father's death. But the estranged family once again begins to come apart due to their divergent personalities and abilities, not to mention the imminent threat of a global apocalypse.
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (TV Series, 2018–2020) poster

2 Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (TV Series, 2018–2020) ★ 7.4

Similar to Stranger Things (2016–)?

As her 16th birthday nears, Sabrina must choose between the witch world of her family and the human world of her friends. Based on the Archie comic.
I Am Not Okay with This (TV Series, 2020) poster

3 I Am Not Okay with This (TV Series, 2020) ★ 7.5

Similar to Stranger Things (2016–)?

Sydney is a teenage girl navigating the trials and tribulations of high school while dealing with the complexities of her family, her budding sexuality, and mysterious superpowers just beginning to awaken deep within her.
Sense8 (2015–2018) poster

4 Sense8 (2015–2018) ★ 8.2

Like Stranger Things (2016–) film?

Sense8 tells the story of eight strangers: Will (Smith), Riley (Middleton), Capheus (Ameen), Sun (Bae), Lito (Silvestre), Kala (Desai), Wolfgang (Riemelt), and Nomi (Clayton). Each individual is from a different culture and part of the world. In the aftermath of a tragic death they all experience through what they perceive as dreams or visions, they suddenly find themselves growing mentally and emotionally connected. While trying to figure how and why this connection happened and what it means, a mysterious man named Jonas tries to help the eight. Meanwhile, another stranger called Whispers attempts to hunt them down, using the same sensate power to gain full access to a sensate's mind (thoughts/sight) after looking into their eyes. Each episode reflects the views of the characters interacting with each other while delving deeper into their backgrounds and what sets them apart and brings them together with the others.
Outer Range (2022–) poster

5 Outer Range (2022–) ★ 7.1

Like Stranger Things (2016–) film?

A rancher fighting for his land and family discovers an unfathomable mystery at the edge of Wyoming's wilderness.
Paper Girls (2022–) poster

6 Paper Girls (2022–) ★ 7.2

Like Stranger Things (2016–) film?

A few hours after 1988 Halloween night, four 12-year old girls have to face a mission. Trapped in a complicated conflict, they will travel in time to save the world.
All of Us Are Dead (2022–) poster

7 All of Us Are Dead (2022–) ★ 7.5

Like Stranger Things (2016–) film?

It was a normal school day for the students of a Korean high school-until a student returns from the school's science lab, infected by an unknown virus. As the infection spreads out of school and throughout the peninsula, the Military desperately interrogates the psychotic science teacher who started it all, while his students struggle to survive until help arrives.
The Haunting of Hill House (2018) poster

8 The Haunting of Hill House (2018) ★ 8.6

Explores a group of siblings who, as children, grew up in what would go on to become the most famous haunted house in the country. Now adults, and forced back together in the face of tragedy, the family must finally confront the ghosts of their past, some of which still lurk in their minds while others may actually be stalking the shadows of Hill House.
Locke & Key (2020–2022) poster

9 Locke & Key (2020–2022) ★ 7.4

After their father is murdered under mysterious circumstances, the three Locke siblings and their mother move into their ancestral home, Keyhouse, which they discover is full of magical keys that may be connected to their father's death. As the Locke children explore the different keys and their unique powers, a mysterious demon awakens - and will stop at nothing to steal them. From Carlton Cuse and Meredith Averill, Locke and Key is a coming-of-age mystery about love, loss, and the unshakable bonds that define family.

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Castle Rock (2018–2019) poster

10 Castle Rock (2018–2019) ★ 7.5

A psychological-horror series set in the Stephen King multiverse, Castle Rock combines the mythological scale and intimate character storytelling of King's best-loved works, weaving an epic saga of darkness and light, played out on a few square miles of Maine woodland. The fictional Maine town of Castle Rock has figured prominently in King's literary career: Cujo, The Dark Half and Needful Things, as well as novella The Body and numerous short stories such as Rita Hayworth and The Shawshank Redemption are either set there or contain references to Castle Rock. Castle Rock is an original suspense/thriller - a first-of-its-kind reimagining that explores the themes and worlds uniting the entire King canon, while brushing up against some of his most iconic and beloved stories.
Chucky (2021–) poster

11 Chucky (2021–) ★ 7.3

In this TV series adaptation, titled "Chucky," a vintage Chucky doll turns up at a suburban yard sale, and an idyllic American town is thrown into chaos as a series of horrifying murders begin to expose the town's hypocrisies and secrets. Meanwhile, the arrival of enemies and allies from Chucky's past threatens to expose the truth behind the killings, as well as the demon doll's untold origins as a seemingly ordinary child who somehow became this notorious monster.
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12 Archive 81 (2022) ★ 7.3

When archivist Dan Turner takes a mysterious job restoring a collection of damaged videotapes from 1994, he finds himself reconstructing the work of documentary filmmaker Melody Pendras and her investigation into a dangerous cult. As Dan is drawn into Melody's story, he becomes convinced he can save her from the terrifying end she met 25 years ago.
The X-Files (1993–2018) poster

13 The X-Files (1993–2018) ★ 8.6

Two FBI agents, Fox Mulder and Dana Scully work in an unassigned detail of the bureau called the X-Files investigating cases dealing with unexplained paranormal phenomena. Mulder, a true believer, and Scully, a skeptic, perceive their cases from stand points of science and the paranormal.
Riverdale (2017–) poster

14 Riverdale (2017–) ★ 6.6

After the death of one of the rich and popular Blossom twins on the 4th of July, the small town of Riverdale investigates the murder. The series starts in September, the beginning of a new school year, that brings with it new students, relationships, and reveals the mysteries of the past 4th of July.
Dark (2017–2020) poster

15 Dark (2017–2020) ★ 8.7

Is Dark (2017–2020) similar to Stranger Things (2016–) film?

The first German production from the world's leading Internet TV Network is set in a German town in present day where the disappearance of two young children exposes the double lives and fractured relationships among four families. In ten hour-long episodes, the story takes on a surprising twist that ties back to the same town in 1986.
Silverpoint (2022–) poster

16 Silverpoint (2022–) ★ 6.6

Is Silverpoint (2022–) similar to Stranger Things (2016–) film?

In 1997, four kids vanish in Silverpoint Woods. 23 years later, one boy tries to find out what happened.
Under the Dome (2013–2015) poster

17 Under the Dome (2013–2015) ★ 6.5

Is Under the Dome (2013–2015) similar to Stranger Things (2016–) film?

Under the Dome is the story of a small town that is suddenly and inexplicably sealed off from the rest of the world by an enormous transparent dome. The town's inhabitants must deal with surviving the post-apocalyptic conditions while searching for answers about the dome, where it came from and if and when it will go away.

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