Shows To Watch If You Like Stranger Things
Stranger Things has become quite a phenomenon since its release. The series dropped in 2016 and has three seasons as of now. Although the trailer of the fourth season has been released, we can all guess it will be a while before the season comes out. Stranger Things is one of the most addictive series on Netflix and a perfect one to binge-watch. If you haven’t watched it yet, this is a perfect time to catch up. And if you have already watched it, we are recommending 18 other shows that will hopefully fill your Stranger Things void. From science fiction to horror, and from time travel to superhumans, here are the 18 Shows To Watch If You Like Stranger Things.
1 Black Mirror
Black Mirror is one of the best science fiction to watch right now. The British anthology series tells a different story in every episode. The series provides an eye-opening look at technology’s impact on society. Revolving around a group of people’s personal lives, Black Mirror shows how technology can manipulate human behavior through its many mind-bending twists like Stranger Things.
Dark is one of the most mind-bending shows on right now. This German science fiction thriller with so many twists and turns is primarily about time traveling. And as the last episode of the second season, viewers might even get to enjoy the concept of multiverse next season. It starts out with a missing child, like Stranger Things. But what transpires in the dim town of Winden spans three generations and multiple timelines revealing the town’s sinful past.
With humanoid robots and dubbed “Hosts”, Westworld is a Wild West theme park where the visitors interact with automatons. But when the robots begin malfunctioning and start taking over all hell breaks loose. All the mind-bending twists and turns make Westworld one of the best of science fiction to watch.
Ozark is a crime thriller about Marty Byrde and his wife Wendy. They relocate to the Missouri Ozarks with their kids. After a money-laundering scheme goes wrong, the Byrdes are forced to launder $500 million for a pretty terrifying drug lord. But soon chaos unfolds and everything starts to go south for the family.
If its the action scenes in Stranger Things that you miss the most then Supernatural is a great show to watch for you. Supernatural is filled with monster-fighting scenes. The series follows two brothers, Dean and Sam who hunt supernatural beings like demons, ghosts, and monsters. The series is 14 seasons long so it will definitely keep you occupied for a while.
6 The Leftovers
This supernatural mystery begins when 140 million people suddenly disappear without a trace. The Leftovers is less about the people who disappeared and more about the people who were left behind to survive on their own. Set in the city of Mapleton, New York, The Leftovers shows the struggle, the failures and the success of the people who were left behind after the apocalypse.
Sense8 is about a group of people from across the world who discover they’re somehow connected. After a violent vision, they find out all of them have the ability to connect with one another’s thoughts and actions. But when the group goes beyond simple curiosity things started to go down as a mysterious organization tries to track them down.
This British science fiction is about a group of overlooked teens who develop superpowers after a certain incident. Nathan, Kelly, Curtis, Alisha, Simon, and Gary all suddenly realize they have developed different superpowers after London is hit by a freak storm. These Juvenile offenders try their best to balance their powers and to understand what really happened.
9 Altered Carbon
Altered Carbon is based on the book by Richard K. Morgan and takes place over 300 years in the future. Society has been transformed by new technology, now, people’s memories can be downloaded and placed into any “sleeve”—either a synthetic or human body, human bodies are interchangeable and death is no longer permanent. The story follows Takeshi Kovacs and his journey of love and a murder mystery. The visuals are stunning and the premise will also keep you hooked.
10 The Sinner
Starring Jessica Biel as a young woman who commits a violent crime out of the blue and has no idea why she did it, The Sinner is a mystery television series. Based on the novel of the same name by German writer Petra Hammesfahr, The Sinner is an anthology crime drama. Bill Pullman’s Detective Harry Ambrose investigates various cruel murder cases slowly uncovering a truth that is impossible to predict.
11 The OA
Created and starred by Brit Marling, The OA is about Prairie Johnson. The young woman who returns home after a seven-year disappearance is no longer blind and no one can explain what exactly happened to her. Prairie won’t talk about anything as the FBI and her parents keep growing anxious. This show’s science fiction, supernatural, and fantasy elements will definitely appeal to you if you are a Stranger Things fan.
12 His Dark Materials
His Dark Materials is a mystery series by HBO based on the novel series of the same name by Philip Pullman. His Dark Materials might remind you more of Game of Thrones than anything else. But it does have a combination of strong child actors facing off against governmental and kidnapping forces.
13 The 100
The 100 is a post-apocalyptic science fiction loosely based on a novel of the same name. It’s set in the future, ninety-seven years later after a nuclear conflict that has decimated civilization. The people who did survive live on a space station orbiting Earth. As the ship is reaching near ca[acity, a group of 100 juvenile detainees are sent back to the Earth to find out whether Earth is habitable yet. The show goes on as the group finds new challenges like the who survived the apocalypse and has been living on earth.
14 Black Spot
Black Spot is a French-Belgian murder mystery. It follows police chief Laurene Weiss as she investigates a series of murders involving weird mythologies while probing her own childhood kidnapping. Black Spot is more like True Detective and Top of the Lake. But it does have that supernatural tone. Perfect if you like crime mysteries with the supernatural.
15 Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
If you are especially looking for the horror element of Stranger Things then Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is a great series to binge-watch. The series is based on the “Sabrina the Teenage Witch” tale from Archie Comics. The dark coming-of-age story follows Sabrina Spellman, a half-mortal half-witch, trying to balance her life between the worlds.
16 Wayward Pines
Wayward Pines is another mystery-horror series set in a small town and beginning with two agents mysteriously disappearing. Set in Wayward Pines, a small town in Idaho, Wayward Pines tells the story of FBI agent Ethan Burke as he takes on the mysterious disappearance of fellow FBI agents. Later he finds himself trapped in the unusual community leading him to several revelations while he is unable to leave town.
17 Hemlock Grove
Vampires, werewolves, mutants, psychics, witches and everything, Hemlock Grove is a great package of horror. The series is based on the book by Brian McGreevy, Hemlock Grove is set in a dilapidated former steel town in Pennsylvania. The series follows the murder of a teenage girl in Hemlock Grove. As the investigation, it uncovers sinister secrets and multiple suspects. Like Stranger Things, there is also a shady corporation called Godfrey Institute for Biomedical Technologies that performs unseemly experiments on both humans and non-humans.
18 Twin Peaks
Twin Peaks is one of the best of those small town-missing person-mysterious happening shows of all time. It has several similarities with Stranger Things from the mysterious murder of teenager Laura Palmer to the other secrets of the town slowly revealing. David Lynch’s dreamlike space decked red curtains has become a distinct part of television history.