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3.9
1,250 Ratings

Stranger Things

United States, 2016
Horror, Sci-Fi, TV Mini-series

Synopsis

When a young boy disappears, his mother must confront terrifying forces in order to get him back.

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Stranger Things Directed by Matt Duffer, Ross Duffer, Shawn Levy

Awards & Festivals

American Film Institute Awards

2017 | Winner: TV Program of the Year

Directors Guild of America

2017 | Nominee: Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series

Screen Actors Guild Awards

2017 | Winner: Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

2017 | 2 nominations including: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series

Golden Globes (USA)

2017 | 2 nominations including: Best Television Series - Drama

What are people saying?

  • Rafael Zen's rating of the film Stranger Things

    It's a cool 80's homage, but what else? At the end, I don't know how, but I thought Stranger Things was - maybe - two episodes too long. And the Demogorgon-wanna-be creature is not that much to be honest. In my opinion, the success of ST relies on being an easy show to binge-watch. But the cast - now we're talking about something golden. Bring back Winona more often, please!

  • Filipe F. Coutinho's rating of the film Stranger Things

    If the Duffer Brothers have one talent above all others, is that of mix-and-match a la Quentin Tarantino. They're perhaps the first to fully capitalize on this wave of now-stalgia and for that they deserve praise. The series itself is... "cute".

  • Wee Hunk's rating of the film Stranger Things

    Why did this one work, and 'The Get Down' didn't? I wasn't overwhelmed by the complexity of this one. It managed to be an homage to 80's cinema with little things thrown in that made it modern. The monster, for instance, was so much better than anything seen in the 80's.

  • Duncan Gray's rating of the film Stranger Things

    As Netflix runs their algorithm and orders content by the pound, Stranger Things is so custom-designed to pander to me that I kind of have to respect that in spite of myself. It has a few problems that are mundane to TV—like some things not adding up— and I doubt it can last very long. But this is still a loving pastiche of 80s sci-fi, clearly with one eye on middle school viewers who never heard of John Carpenter.

  • Didar Merve's rating of the film Stranger Things

    Binge-watch reminds me my "It" days of Stephen King . Actually whole Stranger Things experience is very similar to me with "It" atmosphere. Art direction goes above and beyond, watching my beautiful Winona as miserable mother of two is pretty awkward, children make so much noise and the show is creepy af (sorry for my language but it's scared my pants off, guys. I'm serious.)

  • Igor Ramos's rating of the film Stranger Things

    A remix done right, just like the first "Star Wars" was, in 1977. While I could recognise the majority of the references, this still felt fresh and cool. The kids were adorable, Eleven was fierce and perfectly casted. Also the opening titles and soundtrack were absolutely sick and boy do I love a good comeback story: couldn't be happier for Winona Ryder. Let's see what the Duffer Brothers have in store for season 2!

  • J. O.'s rating of the film Stranger Things

    Quite a satisfying series that throws back to the golden age of genre movies starring packs of children. Pretty great production quality all around, with a particularly good score. Though somebody really needs to tone down Winona - because when you're manic in your first scene (breakfast), there's not much room to grow (once your child goes missing and you start losing your mind). Overall, highly enjoyable.

  • Matthew Martens's rating of the film Stranger Things

    I'm kicking this up to four stars, because I definitely did love it, even if it wasn't objectively great. (See, I'm nostalgic even for objectivity.) It is, after all, pastiche so pure it rubs right up against plagiarism, but the sources are impeccable (including the neatly anachronistic Silent Hill stuff), the Carpenterrific soundtrack is fucking gorgeous, and even the fonts make my heart ache. Agreeably.