Four Stephen King Adaptations Worth Seeing

Stephen King always has been, and always will be, my favorite author of all time. He is a genius with an imagination that can compete with anyone and come out on top every time. Though I enjoy him to no end, I’ve never been a huge fan of movies based on his work. I read the books, I love them, and I know that no one can tell the story as brilliantly as he can. There have been a lot of adaptations between 1976 and 2012, but only a select few of them can be considered great.

4. The Green Mile (1999)

The Green Mile

The Green Mile is the story of a confused and misunderstood man unjustly condemned to death in the 1930s. It is a tragic tearjerker of a book, and it instantly became one of my favorites. While the movie failed to give the same emotional reactions, it was still a great success, thanks mostly to the amazing performances by Tom Hanks and Michael Clarke Duncan. Closer to the end of the book, John Coffey gave a speech right before he was put into the electric chair. It was one of the saddest moments in any book, and could bring tears to the eyes of the strongest men. A bit of it was cut from the movie, which was the biggest disappointment for me. Otherwise, The Green Mile is a wonderful adaptation of an already great story.

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  1. Great idea for an article but I was left wanting more. There are many Stephen King movies that could have made this list, Shawshank Redemption, Stand By Me, The Shining… It would have been better if you wrote a lengthier article with more of this masterpieces. Or if you were to exclude any, then let us now why. Enjoyed it though!

  2. JenniferWard

    There are some that I have yet to see, because I haven’t read the books or stories for them yet (like Shawshank Redemption, which I know is a sin). I’ve never been a fan of The Shining, because I absolutely love the book and the movie doesn’t do it justice at all. So, really, this is just a working list. There is certainly a possibility for expansion, as I read and watch more, though.

    Thanks for the input!

  3. AnnaLar

    My favourite (mostly for nostalgia reasons) is Creepshow. One of the first comics that I owned.

  4. JenniferWard

    I love Creepshow! The only reason I didn’t include it is because I haven’t been able to get my hands on the comics.

    • Starcreeper

      I own those comics too, very good, particularly the artwork. Go and hunt them down!

  5. Ben Harper

    Pet Sematary has always been a personal fav. Solid genre film-making and some moments that still freak me out to this day. Nice article!

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