We already know that Netflix's massive hit Stranger Things is greatly inspired by many classic films from the 1980's. Even though the writing and characters are great a lot of the show's popularity is built on the foundation of familiarity. Season 2 follows a lot of the same patterns. IMDB has put together a pretty amazing video that compares shots from the series and the cinematic shots that inspired them. To name a few of the films, Ghostbusters, Aliens, E.T., Poltergeist, and Gremlins among others.
Here’s the video: