movies/tv series based on stephen king novels

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Carrie (1976)
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Carrie White, a shy, friendless teenage girl who is sheltered by her domineering, religious mother, unleashes her telekinetic powers after being humiliated by her classmates at her senior prom. (98 mins.)
Director: Brian De Palma
 
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Salem's Lot (1979 TV Movie)
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A novelist and a young horror fan attempt to save a small New England town which has been invaded by vampires. (184 mins.)
Director: Tobe Hooper
 
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The Shining (1980)
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A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil and spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future. (146 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
 
4.
The Dead Zone (1983)
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A man awakens from a coma to discover he has a psychic ability. (103 mins.)
 
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Cujo (1983)
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Cujo, a friendly St. Bernard, contracts rabies and conducts a reign of terror on a small American town. (93 mins.)
Director: Lewis Teague
 
6.
Christine (1983)
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A nerdish boy buys a strange car with an evil mind of its own and his nature starts to change to reflect it. (110 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
 
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Firestarter (1984)
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A couple who participated in a potent medical experiment gain telekinetic ability and then have a child who is pyrokinetic. (114 mins.)
Director: Mark L. Lester
 
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Children of the Corn (1984)
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A young couple is trapped in a remote town where a dangerous religious cult of children believe everyone over the age of 18 must be killed. (92 mins.)
Director: Fritz Kiersch
 
9.
Silver Bullet (1985)
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A werewolf terrorizes a small city where lives the paralytic Marty Coslaw, his uncle, and his sister, the story's narrator. (95 mins.)
Director: Daniel Attias
 
10.
Maximum Overdrive (1986)
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A group of people try to survive when machines start to come alive and become homicidal. (98 mins.)
Director: Stephen King
 
11.
Stand by Me (1986)
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After the death of a friend, a writer recounts a boyhood journey to find the body of a missing boy. (89 mins.)
Director: Rob Reiner
 
12.
The Running Man (1987)
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A wrongly convicted man must try to survive a public execution gauntlet staged as a game show. (101 mins.)
 
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Pet Sematary (1989)
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Behind a young family's home in Maine is a terrible secret that holds the power of life after death. When tragedy strikes, the threat of that power soon becomes undeniable. (103 mins.)
Director: Mary Lambert
 
14.
Graveyard Shift (1990)
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In a very old textile mill with a serious rat infestation, the workers discover a horrifying secret deep in the basement. (89 mins.)
 
15.
Misery (1990)
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After a famous author is rescued from a car crash by a fan of his novels, he comes to realize that the care he is receiving is only the beginning of a nightmare of captivity and abuse. (107 mins.)
Director: Rob Reiner
 
16.
It (1990 Mini-Series)
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In 1960, seven pre-teen outcasts fight an evil demon who poses as a child-killing clown. Thirty years later, they reunite to stop the demon once and for all when it returns to their hometown. (192 mins.)
 
17.
Sometimes They Come Back (1991 TV Movie)
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A man and his family return to his hometown, where he is then harassed by teenagers that died when he was a kid. (97 mins.)
Director: Tom McLoughlin
 
18.
Golden Years (1991 TV Series)
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After surviving an explosion, a elderly janitor at a secret labatory is chased by the government when he begins to age backwards and become younger due to the effects of the explosion. (232 mins.)
 
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Sleepwalkers (1992)
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A mother-and-son team of strange supernatural creatures move to a small town to seek out a young virgin to feed on. (91 mins.)
Director: Mick Garris
 
20.
The Dark Half (1993)
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A writer's fictional alter ego wants to take over his life...at any price. (122 mins.)
 
21.
Needful Things (1993)
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A mysterious new shop opens in a small town which always seems to stock the deepest desires of each shopper, with a price far heavier than expected. (120 mins.)
 
22.
The Tommyknockers (1993 TV Series)
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A buried UFO slowly turns local inhabitants into gizmo-building alien mutants. (181 mins.)
Director: John Power
 
23.
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
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Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency. (142 mins.)
Director: Frank Darabont
 
24.
The Stand (1994 Mini-Series)
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After a deadly plague kills most of the world's population, the remaining survivors split into two groups - one led by a benevolent elder and the other by a maleficent being - to face each other in a final battle between good and evil. (361 mins.)
 
25.
The Mangler (1995)
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A laundry-folding machine has been possessed by a demon from Hell, causing it to develop homicidal tendencies. (106 mins.)
Director: Tobe Hooper
 
26.
Dolores Claiborne (1995)
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A big-city reporter travels to the small town where her mother has been arrested for the murder of an elderly woman that she works for as a maid. (132 mins.)
Director: Taylor Hackford
 
27.
The Langoliers (1995 Mini-Series)
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Most of the passengers on an airplane disappear, and the remainder land the plane in a mysteriously barren airport. (180 mins.)
 
28.
Thinner (1996)
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An obese attorney is cursed by a gypsy to rapidly and uncontrollably lose weight. (93 mins.)
Director: Tom Holland
 
29.
The Night Flier (1997)
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A reporter is on the trail of a vampiric murderer who travels by plane. (94 mins.)
Director: Mark Pavia
 
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The Shining (1997 Mini-Series)
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A recovering alcoholic must wrestle with demons within and without when he and his family move into a haunted hotel as caretakers. (273 mins.)
 
31.
Trucks (1997 TV Movie)
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Based on the short story by Stephen King, this tells the tale of trucks suddenly coming to life and attacking their owners. (95 mins.)
Director: Chris Thomson
 
32.
Apt Pupil (1998)
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A boy blackmails his neighbor after suspecting him to be a Nazi war criminal. (111 mins.)
Director: Bryan Singer
 
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The Green Mile (1999)
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The lives of guards on Death Row are affected by one of their charges: a black man accused of child murder and rape, yet who has a mysterious gift. (189 mins.)
Director: Frank Darabont
 
34.
Storm of the Century (1999 Mini-Series)
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During the midst of a brutal blizzard, residents of an off-shore village are menaced by a powerful force... (257 mins.)
 
35.
Hearts in Atlantis (2001)
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A widowed mother and her son change when a mysterious stranger enters their lives. (101 mins.)
Director: Scott Hicks
 
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Rose Red (2002 Mini-Series)
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A group of people with psychic powers are invited to spend the night in a haunted house. (254 mins.)
 
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Carrie (2002 TV Movie)
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Carrie White is a lonely and painfully shy teenage girl with telekinetic powers who is slowly pushed to the edge of insanity by frequent bullying from both her classmates and her domineering, religious mother. (132 mins.)
Director: David Carson
 
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Dreamcatcher (2003)
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Friends on a camping trip discover that the town they're vacationing in is being plagued in an unusual fashion by parasitic aliens from outer space. (136 mins.)
Director: Lawrence Kasdan
 
39.
The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer (2003 TV Movie)
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Set at the turn of the century, this is the tale of Ellen Rimbauer who just received this mysterious mansion as a wedding gift from her new husband... (88 mins.)
Director: Craig R. Baxley
 
40.
Secret Window (2004)
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A writer is accused of plagiarism by a strange man, who then starts haunting him for "justice." (96 mins.)
Director: David Koepp
 
41.
Riding the Bullet (2004)
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When a man finds out his mother is dying and tries to hitchike his way to the hospital, he is picked up by a stranger with a deadly secret. (98 mins.)
Director: Mick Garris
 
42.
Salem's Lot (2004 TV Series)
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Writer Ben Mears returns to his childhood home of Jerusalem's Lot and discovers that it is being terrorized by vampires. (181 mins.)
Director: Mikael Salomon
 
43.
Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King (2006 Mini-Series)
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A television mini-series adaptation of Nightmares and Dreamscapes, Stephen King's collection of short horror stories. (480 mins.)
 
44.
1408 (2007)
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A man who specializes in debunking paranormal occurrences checks into the fabled room 1408 in the Dolphin Hotel. Soon after settling in, he confronts genuine terror. (104 mins.)
 
45.
The Mist (2007)
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A freak storm unleashes a species of bloodthirsty creatures on a small town, where a small band of citizens hole up in a supermarket and fight for their lives. (126 mins.)
Director: Frank Darabont
 
46.
No Smoking (2007)
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A surreal story about a man, his addiction of smoking, and a mysterious and powerful organisation, which claims to cure such addictions, though through very unusual ways. (128 mins.)
Director: Anurag Kashyap
 
47.
Dolan's Cadillac (2009)
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A young man attempts to seek to avenge his wife's death after she is murdered by a Las Vegas mobster. (89 mins.)
Director: Jeff Beesley
 
48.
Desperation (2006 TV Movie)
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When a sheriff arrests a writer, a family, a couple, and a hitchiker and throws them in a jail cell in the deserted town of Desperation, they must fight for their lives. (131 mins.)
Director: Mick Garris
 
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Children of the Corn (2009 TV Movie)
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While traveling, an unhappy married couple encounter a cult of murderous children who worship an entity called He Who Walks Behind the Rows. (92 mins.)
 
50.
Bag of Bones (2011 Mini-Series)
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After his wife's sudden death, a best selling author returns to his cabin retreat where he receives paranormal visitations and becomes involved in a custody battle. (157 mins.)
 
51.
Under the Dome (2013 TV Series)
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An invisible and mysterious force field descends upon a small actual town of Chester's Mill, Maine, USA, trapping residents inside, cut off from the rest of civilization. The trapped townspeople must discover the secrets and purpose of the "dome" or "sphere" and its origins, while coming to learn more than they ever knew about each other and animals too. (43 mins.)
 
52.
Carrie (2013)
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A shy girl, outcasted by her peers and sheltered by her religious mother, unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom. (100 mins.)
Director: Kimberly Peirce