While we wait for the fifth season of Stranger Things, here are some movies and series to watch.
Season 4 of Stranger Things delivered its conclusion last week with a finale that lived up to Duffer Brothers’ reputation. While we wait for the fifth and final season, but also the spin-off and the play, the catalogs of SVOD platforms still have something reminiscent of the good memories of the 1980s, with a selection of cult films and series or more. . which we certainly never get tired of.
The Goonies (1985)
A real Proust madeleine for many children from the 1980s, The Goonies will soon disappear from the Netflix catalog. Do not panic, there is still time to see or re-watch one of the most striking productions of its generation. The film is based on an original idea by Steven Spielberg and is written by Chris Columbus, to whom the cinema owes the first two adaptations of the saga twenty years later. Harry Potter. Directed by Richard Donner (Deadly weapon, tales from the crypt), the film quickly established itself as a reference for the genre.
The spiritual ancestor of Stranger Things has not lost any of its flavor, even after almost 30 years of existence. However, the cult film will leave the platform’s catalog on next July 14th, a pretty awesome timing choice from the red N. If questionable haircuts, cartoon-like villains with Machiavellian plans and unbearable kids who are able to chain punchlines even in a critical situation are your hobby, we advise you to take a look. If nothing else to discover the predecessors of the Eleven and her gang.
Super 8 (2011)
If it was not published in the 1980s, Super 8 imposes itself as a living tribute to an era fantasized by many nostalgic thirty-somethings. The film takes place at the beginning of the decade, in the middle of the summer of 1979, when a group of teenagers record a Super 8 film. The camera in hand witnesses a strange train accident and sees the city hit by a series of unexplained events.
Co-produced by Steven Spielberg, Super 8 bears the hallmarks of his generation’s star filmmakers. However, the film is signed by J. J. Abrams, who works both in the instruction and in the script. The creator of Lost, Fringe or Aka does not mourn his love for the stranger and delivers an adventure to make the Hawkins gang pale.
Netflix original production, Dark not had the same success as Stranger Things. However, the series plays on similar codes, with great reinforcements from the 1980s, children’s disappearances and hostile parallel worlds. Proof that SF epics are not just reserved for the United States, this time it is in Germany, in the city of Winden, that the action takes place. Darker and more mature than the Duffer Brothers series, Dark is directed by Baran Bo Odar and script by Jantje Friese, who here signs their first international production thanks to the platform from Reed Hastings.
Far from the extended series, the original production ended in 2020, after three breathtaking seasons. The whole thing is available on Netflix. Be careful, your brain may be put to the test.
When Stranger Things meet a horror movie, we get To. Released in 2017 and available on the Amazon Prime Video catalog, the thread tells the story of a herd of children who have been rejected by their peers, who find themselves confronted by a frightening shape-shifting predator, called “It”. Prohibited for Children Under 12, the feature film by Andy Muschietti, and based on a work by Stephen King, quickly established itself as a cult figure in the awful pop culture. The simple fact of showing a child in a yellow raincoat wearing a red balloon is generally enough to invoke Clown Pennywise in people’s minds.
A little more: a member of the group of Stranger Things was invited to the program. This is Finn Wolfhard playing Mike in the Duffer Brothers series.