Stephen King is considered to be one of the most successful authors. Dozens of films have been made out of his stories. Below are ranked top 10 of his stories which have been adopted for the silver screen.
This is a melodrama about a magical prisoner who is able to bring out a change in lives of many prison guards. The movie is worth seeing for the performances done by Michael Clarke Duncan and Sam Rockwell.
This movie is based on a lesser known story titled Cycle of Werewolf by Stephen King. The movie had good effects and performances by Gary Busey and Corey Haim but has been extremely underrated.
This is a collection of short stories by Stephen King and some original creations on his part. Stephen King teamed up with George Romero to create this classic production.
This movie by Mary Lambert’s could not find favors with critics but has developed its cult audience since its release in 1989. True to its name, Pet Sematary is a scary movie to the core.
This was the first published novel by Stephen King which was adapted into a movie for the third time. It depicts the story of a teenage girl who grew in threat of abuse and psychological trauma.
Stand by me is a movie that depicts the transformation in life for an entire generation. It showcases the events that shape the lives of children till the time they turn into adults.
It is interesting to note here that Stephen King and Stanley Kubrick had a disagreement over the movie but it did not impact the way in which events were showcased. Though the movie could not turn into a blockbuster, yet it exemplified the thought process of a writer and filmmaker who were not on the same page, yet were able to create a cinematic presentation. A captivating tale, the movie is considered to be a masterpiece of modern horror.
This is a story of a captive author who tries to escape from shackles of misery, he is in. This movie was told in a single set and has some anxious moments which kept the viewers hooked and is ranked among the best of Stephen King’s adaptations on the silver screen.
This movie did not get the deserved acclaim until it was adapted for a cable version. Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins have played spectacular roles in this movie and Stephen King was also able to find acclaim from the same. The story tells the tale of a banker who is sentenced to life for the murder of his wife, despite the fact that he claims innocence.
This is by far the best of Stephen King’s horror story which has been told in an equally exciting manner by Frank Darabont on the silver screen. The Mist is a perfect manifestation of the thought process on how exciting a movie could turn when a Stephen King novel is given the respect it deserves.