The Best Stephen King Movies

A Listmania! list by Max (ROI)
 
The Green Mile [DVD] [1999]
1.  The Green Mile [DVD] [1999] DVD ~ Tom Hanks
The list author says:
  "This is probably the best movie that has ever come from King's writings. I love King as a writer, and all his work, but the movies only on rare occasion do justice. This is one of those occasions."
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The Shawshank Redemption [DVD] [1995]
2.  The Shawshank Redemption [DVD] [1995] DVD ~ Tim Robbins
The list author says:
  "Another brilliant movie from one of King's novellas. Good story and good characters, and a great surprise in the end."
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Stand By Me [DVD] [2000]
3.  Stand By Me [DVD] [2000] DVD ~ Wil Wheaton
The list author says:
  "Adapted from King's novella "The Body". Brilliant, heart-warming, coming-of-age story. (And yet some people still think he ONLY writes horror.)"
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The Shining [DVD] [1980]
4.  The Shining [DVD] [1980] DVD ~ Jack Nicholson
The list author says:
  "Not 100% true to the novel, but has the basic story with the director making it his own. A good scary movie."
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Stephen King - The Shining [DVD]
5.  Stephen King - The Shining [DVD] DVD ~ Rebecca De Mornay
The list author says:
  "This one is true to the novel becasue King wrote the screenplay himself. Lots more story and involvment with the characters than the original, but just as scary."
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Rose Red [DVD]
6.  Rose Red [DVD] DVD ~ Nancy Travis
The list author says:
  "This is King's "Visual Novel". This is not adapted from a novel, rather it was written as a screen novel... It flows more like King novel than a King movie, and its well worth a watch."
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Stephen King's It [DVD] [2006]
7.  Stephen King's It [DVD] [2006] DVD ~ Harry Anderson
The list author says:
  "Haven't read the book yet, but saw this years ago and I have had a phobia of clowns ever since!"
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Pet Sematary [1989] [DVD]
8.  Pet Sematary [1989] [DVD] DVD ~ Fred Gwynne
The list author says:
  "The book is 100 times better than the movie, but if your not much of a reader this one is worth a watch for the shocking storyline alone."
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Cujo [DVD]
9.  Cujo [DVD] DVD ~ Dee Wallace
The list author says:
  "Again, this one doesn't even compare to the novel, but its still worth a watch. Might make you more wary of dogs than you were before you watched the movie."
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Misery  [1991] [DVD]
10.  Misery [1991] [DVD] DVD ~ James Caan
The list author says:
  "This is probably one of the best movie adaptations of any of King's works, and Kathy Bates even won an Oscar for her performance in it. Brilliant, suspenseful movie."
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Dolores Claiborne [DVD] [1995]
11.  Dolores Claiborne [DVD] [1995] DVD ~ Kathy Bates
The list author says:
  "I've always loved this movie. Not exactly sure why, but every time its on TV i have to watch it. Another excellent performance from Bates."
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Carrie (Special Edition) [DVD] [1976]
12.  Carrie (Special Edition) [DVD] [1976] DVD ~ Sissy Spacek
The list author says:
  "King's first published novel was adapted into this movie and sent him on his way to becoming one of the best-selling and most popular authors of all time. Enough said."
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Subtitles in Portuguese? 0 20 Apr 2010
 
   

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