16 Favorite Hidden Film References Found on Stranger Things

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Let’s be real here — Stranger Things is a show that anyone can fall in love with. The Netflix original mega hit touches the hearts of every nerd who loves sci-fi, horror, and thrillers, but it also speaks to those who love an '80s romantic comedy, a dramatic coming-of-age stories and classic Hollywood blockbusters. While part of the reason the show speaks to a versatile group of people is because it's just so. damn. good., Stranger Things also gives shoutouts to some of the most influential film directors and flicks to give an extra little treat to all the movie buffs out there watching.
Stranger Things is a pop culture minefield! Did you spot them all on your first watch? If not, we are here to help. Here are 16 of our favorite film references on Stranger Things.