Netflix’s Stranger Things is a montage of the best sci-fi, fantasy, horror, and action films of the 1980s. The show itself has been set in 1984, hence it has been packed with pop culture references. While some references have been obvious, others are difficult to catch.

The showrunners Duffer Brothers talked with WIRED and gave a list of 27 films which have been referenced in Stranger Things. While most of the films are pre-1985, there are a few that came after the latest season’s timeline. Below is every movie the Duffer Brothers name in the interview.

1. Alien (1979) 

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2. Aliens (1986)

3. Altered States (1980)

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4. Carrie (1976)

5. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

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6. Cujo (1983)

7. E.T. (1982)

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8. Escape from New York (1981)

9. Firestarter (1984)

10. Frankenstein (1931)

11. Ghostbusters (1984)

12. Gremlins (1984)

13. Indiana Jones (all of them)

14. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

15. It (1990)

16. Jaws (1975)

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17. John Hughes’ filmography

18. Jurassic Park (1993)

19. Mad Max (1979)

20. Risky Business (1983)

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21. Scanners (1981)

22. Stand By Me (1986)

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23. Star Wars: Episode V—The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

24. Super 8 (2011)

25. The Evil Dead (1981)

26. The Exorcist (1973)

27. The Thing (1982)

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How many references have you seen in Stranger Things? Are there any you expected to see on the list that’s not there? Tell us in the comments section below!

Stranger Things 3 features Winona Ryder (Joyce Byers), David Harbour (Jim Hopper), Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven), Finn Wolfhard (Mike Wheeler), Natalia Dyer (Nancy Wheeler), Charlie Heaton (Jonathan Byers), Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas Sinclair), Noah Schnapp (Will Byers), Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin Henderson), Joe Keery (Steve Harrington), Sadie Sink (Max Mayfield), Cara Buono (Karen Wheeler), Dacre Montgomery (Billy Hargrove), Maya Hawke (Robin), and Priah Ferguson (Erica Sinclair).

Stranger Things season 3 is now streaming on Netflix.

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