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Top 5 Stephen King Movies
« on: May 04, 2017, 03:35:28 AM »
I have watched very few movies adapted from Stephen King's material, and most of them I know about are those featured on How Did This Get Made?, which of course aren't exactly stellar pieces of filmmaking, if I take those people at their word. With The Dark Tower approaching though this seemed like an appropriate time for the question:

Which are the five best movies adapted from Stephen King's bibliography?
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Re: Top 5 Stephen King Movies
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2017, 06:41:02 AM »
Carrie
The Shining
The Mist
Misery
The Shawshank Redemption

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Re: Top 5 Stephen King Movies
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2017, 06:44:30 AM »
I didn't know King had written Shawshank. Not the sort of genre I associated with him.
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Re: Top 5 Stephen King Movies
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2017, 07:00:51 AM »
My bad for associating King mostly with a bunch of overlong and pretty much unwatchable miniseries a la Storm of the Century.


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Re: Top 5 Stephen King Movies
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2017, 07:56:44 AM »
He also wrote the green mile and credit on Stand by Me
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Re: Top 5 Stephen King Movies
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2017, 08:04:11 AM »
Stand by Me is a huge personal favorite of mine. I've always looked at it as less an example of fun nostalgia (and I feel that perception is what surrounds the film and is undeniably a HUGE element of it) because the darker moments are what stands out to me. When one kid talks about abuse springs to mind and a few other tearjerk moments.

1. Stand by Me
2. The Shining
3. The Shawshank Redemption
4. Carrie
5. The Green Mile

For anyone who needs a reference- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_adaptations_of_works_by_Stephen_King
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Re: Top 5 Stephen King Movies
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2017, 09:19:42 AM »
I will admit up front that I rate The Shining and The Dead Zone much lower than most.

The Green Mile
Carrie (1976)

Creepshow
Dolores Claiborne
The Shawshank Redemption
Misery

Needful Things
Stand By Me
Christine

The Shining (1980)
The Running Man
Silver Bullet
The Mist
The Stand
Cat's Eye
Pet Sematary
The Dead Zone
The Lawnmower Man
The Dark Half

Storm of the Century
Firestarter
Creepshow 2
Salem's Lot
Cujo
The Langoliers
Apt Pupil
Children of the Corn
1408
Secret Window
Sleepwalkers

Maximum Overdrive
Graveyard Shift
Dreamcatcher

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Re: Top 5 Stephen King Movies
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2017, 09:25:16 AM »
Oh wow, that many worse movies than Lawnmower Man? It sounded terrible on HDTGM. And I didn't realise you liked The Green Mile so much.
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Re: Top 5 Stephen King Movies
« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2017, 10:14:55 AM »
1. The Shining
2. Carrie

3. Misery*
4. Stand By Me*
5. The Shawshank Redemption
6. The Mist
7. Dolores Claiborne*
8. The Dead Zone*
9. Salem's Lot*

10. The Green Mile
11. Christine*
12. Creepshow*
13. Creepshow 2*
14. The Stand
15. Cujo*

16. 1408
17. The Shining (miniseries)
18. The Langoliers*
19. The Lawnmower Man*


* movies I haven't seen in 20+ years, but most of them I remember pretty well (except Cujo, Salem's Lot and Christine)

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Re: Top 5 Stephen King Movies
« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2017, 06:59:17 PM »
The Shawshank Redemption 4/5
The Mist 4/5
The Green Mile 4/5
Stand by Me 4/5
The Shining 4/5
Misery 4/5

Christine 3.5/5
Carrie 3.5/5
Creepshow 3.5/5
The Dead Zone 3.5/5

Firestarter 3/5

Cujo 2/5
Pet Semetary 2/5
1408 1/5
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