13 Shows and Movies to Watch After You Finish ‘WandaVision’


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So you finished WandaVision and aren’t quite sure what to do with life? Yeah, me too. All the fan theories and speculation about how the series would end has been all-consuming. And now that we know the fate of Wanda, Vision, and Agatha (for now), it’s understandable to feel like you just need more.

The good news: The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, another series set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, will hit Disney+ later this month. Until then, let’s look at some other movies and shows you can watch to fill your time. 

Whether you’re wanting more MCU fare, looking to revisit all the classic sitcoms referenced throughout WandaVision, or just in the mood for similar ~vibes~, we’ve got you covered. 

See all the TV shows and movies like WandaVision, below. 

If you want to stay in the Marvel Cinematic Universe…

Avengers: Age of Ultron 

Elizabeth Olsen’s Wanda Makimoff officially joins the MCU—alongside twin brother Pietro (Aaron Taylor-Johnson)—during a post-credits scene in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. But Age of Ultron is when we really learn about the twin’s background. More important, you can see why Pietro’s death is such a major source of Wanda’s grief during the events of WandaVision. Available to stream on Disney+

Doctor Strange

It’s been confirmed that more of Wanda’s story will be told in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, the sequel to the 2016 film starring Benedict Cumberbatch as the surgeon turned sorcerer. Might as well catch up on Strange’s whole deal before the new movie premieres in 2022. Available to stream on Disney+

Spider-Man: Far From Home

The Westview Anomaly, as the events of WandaVision have come to be known, occur just a few weeks after half of humanity returns from the Snap in Avengers: Endgame. Interestingly, Spider-Man: Far From Home takes place eight months later, meaning it’s further in the MCU timeline. It gives Mr. Dell’s obsession with “witchcraft” a whole new meaning. Available to stream on Hulu

If you want to see all the sitcoms WandaVision references…

The Dick Van Dyke Show

The first episode of WandaVision contains a lot of references to classic married-couple sitcoms like I Love Lucy and The Donna Reed Show, but the most influential of all is The Dick Van Dyke Show. Director Matt Shakman talked with the show’s namesake over lunch to pick his brain before starting WandaVision. The scene where Vision almost trips over a chair? That’s a nod to the opening credits of The Dick Van Dyke Show. Not a coincidence: Later, in a flashback scene, we learn the ’60s sitcom was Wanda’s favorite as a child. Available to watch for free on Pluto TV


A witch marries an ordinary man and tries her best to keep her suburban neighbors from finding out her magical secret in this classic ’60s sitcom. Need I say more? It was a huge touchstone for the first two episodes of WandaVision, most obviously in the second episode’s opening credits. Available to stream on Crackle

The Brady Bunch

Episode four, “Now in Color,” nods to the aesthetics of blended-family comedy The Brady Bunch. The opening credits in WandaVision include the famous tile format of the O.G. sitcom, and you’ll notice that Wanda and Vision’s house in this episode looks awfully similar to the one designed by architect Mike Brady. Available to stream on Paramount Plus

Full House

WandaVision episode five includes a few references to Full House—a fun touch, considering star Elizabeth Olsen grew up watching her older sisters, Ashley and Mary Kate, on the ’90s sitcom. Available to stream on Hulu

Malcolm in the Middle

Malcolm in the Middle—a critically acclaimed, award-winning comedy about a dysfunctional working-class family—dominated TV in the early aughts. WandaVision‘s episode six clearly draws inspiration from the show’s groundbreaking style. Talking directly to the camera, giving the kids in the family as much agency (if not more) than the parents, even the home decor—all touchstones included in “All-New Halloween Spooktacular!” Available to stream on Amazon Prime Video

Modern Family

In episode seven of WandaVision, the show starts breaking the fourth wall and follows the single-camera format that became popular in the 2010s and is still seen in most sitcoms today. Think: The Office, Parks and Recreation, and Modern Family. The latter seems to be the biggest inspiration for Wanda, whose mannerisms throughout the episode echo Modern Family star Julie Bowen. Available to stream on Peacock

If you just want something that feels like WandaVision…

The Truman Show

This 1998 psychological drama starring Jim Carrey came up often in discussions and think pieces about WandaVision, and for good reason. The film follows a man who thinks he lives a normal life—until he discovers he’s really been living on a large television set and everyone around him are actors. Not unlike Vision’s experience, eh? Available to stream on Hulu

Sucker Punch 

While Sucker Punch is far from a perfect movie, or even a good one, it does feel worthy of mention here given its story: A young woman, enormously consumed with trauma and grief, builds an elaborate fantasy world around her as a form of protection. Available to rent on Amazon Prime Video

Stay Tuned

Like The Truman Show and WandaVision, Stay Tuned explores just how far one can “escape” into TV. John Ritter, Eugene Levy, and others star in this 1992 fantasy comedy about a couple who find themselves captured inside a hellish television set and must survive the various challenging and nightmarish TV shows they encounter in order to return to reality. Available to rent on Amazon Prime Video


Pleasantville is another project that came up a lot during the analysis of WandaVision. In it, two modern teens are transported into the black-and-white world of a 1950s sitcom. Remember when Wanda and Vision’s world is suddenly full of color? Pretty sure this is where the Disney+ series got the concept. Available to rent on Amazon Prime Video

Anna Moeslein is the senior entertainment editor at Glamour. Follow her on Instagram @annamoeslein for more recs.


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