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Top 10 Stephen King Movie and TV Adaptations

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2017 looks to be a big year for Stephen King adaptations hitting the big and small screen with “The Mist” (TV), “It: Part 1,” “The Dark Tower,” “Gerald’s Game,” and potentially even more being released throughout the year. With that in mind, I thought I’d take a look back at what I consider to be the best film and TV adaptations of Stephen King’s work. On with the list!

  1. The Shining (1980)- Even though Stephen King himself has publically knocked Stanley Kubrick’s version, I can’t say I share his opinion. Not only is this one of the best films in the horror genre, but it’s a stylistic masterpiece from one of cinema’s greatest visionaries.
  1. Creepshow- As I have mentioned countless times before, I’m a sucker for horror anthology films and this is easily my favorite of them all. Every segment is a winner here.
  1. The Mist (2007)- This film does not get the attention it so richly deserves. Rarely has the dark side of humanity been captured so well.
  1. Misery- Earns a spot on this list for the performance by Kathy Bates alone.
  1. The Shawshank Redemption- While certainly overplayed, this adaptation of “Rita Hayworth And Shawshank Redemption” is still a moving and masterfully acted film.
  1. The Green Mile- Between “The Mist,” “The Shawshank Redemption,” and the underrated “The Green Mile,” it’s quite clear that director Frank Darabont is the master of Stephen King film adaptations.
  1. Stand By Me- A classic coming-of-age tale.
  1. 11.22.63- The newest entry on this list was 2016’s fantastic Hulu time travel series based on King’s book of the same name.
  1. Creepshow 2- While the other 2 stories are good, the intense adaptation of King’s short story “The Raft” is an absolute must see.
  1. Christine- The “Citizen Kane” of killer car movies.

 

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