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I’m sure it’s been discussed - Top 5 Stephen King movies?
I doubt anyone would disagree with “Shawshank” as #1.

What you have 2-5?

Carrie
Green Mile
The Shining
Stand By Me

I could replace “Stand By Me” with “Misery”
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re: I’m sure it’s been discussed - Top 5 Stephen King movies?
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I doubt anyone would disagree with “Shawshank” as #1.


I’m sure plenty would. I’d probably have Stand By Me first. Others would put The Shining there. After 40 years of adaptations, I feel like I’d need to see a list of all of them to do a top 5 or 10 and do it justice. I feel safe saying that Stand By Me, Shawshank, and The Shining would be 3 of my top 5, though.


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re: I’m sure it’s been discussed - Top 5 Stephen King movies?
Always been partial to IT

But I always forget he did standby me, shining, Shawshank


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re: I’m sure it’s been discussed - Top 5 Stephen King movies?
Shawshank
Misery
Stand By Me
The Green Mile
Pet Sematary original

Honorable mention
The Dead Zone
newer It (part 1)
The Shining
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re: I’m sure it’s been discussed - Top 5 Stephen King movies?
Maximum Overdrive
Creepshow
Cat's Eye
Pet Sematary
Sleepwalkers

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re: I’m sure it’s been discussed - Top 5 Stephen King movies?
1. Shawshank Redemption
2. The Shining
3. The Green Mile
4. Misery
5. Stand By Me


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re: I’m sure it’s been discussed - Top 5 Stephen King movies?
The Shining
Shawshank
Misery
Carrie
Pet semetary


My personal list is

The Shining
Apt Pupil
Maximum Overdrive
Cujo
Creepshow



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re: I’m sure it’s been discussed - Top 5 Stephen King movies?
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1. Shawshank Redemption
2. The Shining
3. The Green Mile
4. Misery
5. Stand By Me


Move Stand by Me to number one and that would be my list.


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re: I’m sure it’s been discussed - Top 5 Stephen King movies?
I may like Stand By Me more than Shawshank. But both are all time greats.

I’d need to see a list of his movies because I’m not sure how many I’ve seen. But I will throw out one that may not be on anybody’s lists. The Langoliers. It isn’t a terribly good movie really, and the execution of the climax wasn’t great (and the SFX don’t help ), but I remember watching it when I was younger and absolutely loving the concept of it. The whole idea of what happens to yesterday was really cool to younger me.


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re: I’m sure it’s been discussed - Top 5 Stephen King movies?
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Carrie

Ima just say it, I liked the remake


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re: I’m sure it’s been discussed - Top 5 Stephen King movies?
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I doubt anyone would disagree with “Shawshank” as #1.



Yeah I would.

The answer is The Shining. And it's not close.

Then:

Stand by Me
Misery
The Mist - Director's B&W Cut
Carrie

The Dead Zone is fairly high as well. I could see it above Shawshank. But those are the next two. With The Running Man right behind and for some reason I want to put it in the Top 5 too.

Then Christine, Cujo, It, and Pet Semetary.






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Apt Pupil
Maximum Overdrive


Good calls on both. I wouldn't put them in the top 5, but man I enjoy both movies.


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re: I’m sure it’s been discussed - Top 5 Stephen King movies?
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. Others would put The Shining there


The Shining was a bad adaptation of the novel.


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re: I’m sure it’s been discussed - Top 5 Stephen King movies?
Misery
The Shining
Stand by Me
Shawshank
Green Mile

These are by no means his top 5 books IMO, but they are the best movies interpretations of his books.


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re: I’m sure it’s been discussed - Top 5 Stephen King movies?
just for my personal list, some reasons for nostalgic purposes in ways.

Apt pupil, as a film is underrated though imo.


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re: I’m sure it’s been discussed - Top 5 Stephen King movies?
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The Shining was a bad adaptation of the novel.




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re: I’m sure it’s been discussed - Top 5 Stephen King movies?
I feel like this can be answered one of two ways: The Top 5 movies based on Stephen King novels, or the Top 5 Stephen King movies?

The Shawshank Redemption is one of the greatest films of all time. The Green Mile is awesome too. However, John Doe walking down the sidewalk probably doesn't know that both of those films are based on works by Stephen King. Movies like It or The Shining, though, well, if you don't know those films are based on King novels then you're an idiot.


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re: I’m sure it’s been discussed - Top 5 Stephen King movies?
The movies listed above were indeed fine ones,
but ...

Does “The Stand” not qualify because it is a TV mini-series? Probably not but a fine adaptation nonetheless.



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Maximum Overdrive GOAT


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