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10 Best Stephen King Movie Adaptations

Stephen King's novels have developed a niche for themselves as classics and his movie adaptations are no different. Here's a list of 10 of the best adaptations of his books.

1

The Shawshank Redemption

The Shawshank Redemption

Andy Dufresne, a successful banker, is arrested for the murders of his wife and her lover, and is sentenced to life imprisonment at the Shawshank prison. He becomes the most unconventional prisoner.

2

The Shining

The Shining

Jack and his family move into an isolated hotel with a violent past. Living in isolation, Jack begins to lose his sanity, which affects his family members.

3

Carrie

Carrie

On the day of her prom night, seventeen-year-old Carrie discovers that she possesses telekinetic powers. She puts her powers to use when she is humiliated after a prank.

4

Cujo

Cujo

Donna, a suburban housewife along with her young son Tad, drives out to the home where a perturbed St. Bernard is driven insane by rabies. Will she save herself and her son from the brutal attack?

5

Stand by Me

Stand by Me

Four friends, Gordie, Chris, Teddy and Vern, decide to go hiking in order to find the dead body of Ray Brower, a local teenager who was hit by a train while plucking blueberries in the wild.

6

The Green Mile

The Green Mile

Paul Edgecomb, the head guard of a prison, meets an inmate, John Coffey, a black man who is accused of murdering two girls. His life changes drastically when he discovers that John has a special gift.

7

The Mist

The Mist

David and his son are trapped in a supermarket along with some other townsfolk, when suddenly a mist engulfs the entire city, bringing along bloodthirsty creatures that devour anyone in their path.

8

Dolores Claiborne

Dolores Claiborne

In a small New England town, Dolores Claiborne (Kathy Bates) works as a housekeeper for the rich but heartless Vera Donovan (Judy Parfitt). When Vera turns up dead, Dolores is accused of killing her elderly employer -- so her estranged daughter, Selena (Jennifer Jason Leigh), a well-respected New York City journalist, decides to visit her mother and investigate the matter for herself. As Selena digs deeper into the case, she uncovers shocking truths about the murder and her own childhood.

9

Pet Sematary

Pet Sematary

The Creeds move to a new house in the countryside. Their house is perfect, except for the mysterious cemetery in the woods behind the house.

10

Misery

Misery

A best-selling novelist is on his way home after completing his latest book when he meets with a car accident. He is rescued by an obsessed fan, only to discover that he is her prisoner.