Best Stephen King Films

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1.
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
 
2.
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
 
3.
The Dead Zone (1983)
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A man awakens from a coma to discover he has a psychic detective ability. (103 mins.)
 
4.
The Mist (2007)
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A freak storm unleashes a species of blood-thirsty 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
 
5.
Carrie (1976)
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Carrie White, a shy, friendless 17 year-old 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
 
6.
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
 
7.
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
 
8.
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
 
9.
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.)
 
10.
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
 
11.
Creepshow (1982)
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An anthology which tells five terrifying tales based on the E.C. horror comic books of the 1950s. (120 mins.)
 
12.
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. (90 mins.)
 
13.
Apt Pupil (1998)
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A boy blackmails his neighbour after suspecting him to be a Nazi war criminal. (111 mins.)
Director: Bryan Singer
 
14.
Salem's Lot (1979 TV Series)
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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
 
15.
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
 
16.
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
 
17.
Secret Window (2004)
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A writer is accused for plagiarism by a strange man, who then starts haunting him for "justice." (96 mins.)
Director: David Koepp
 
18.
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.)
 
19.
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
 
20.
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.)
 
21.
It (1990 Mini-Series)
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In 1960, seven outcast kids known as "The Loser Club" 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.)
 
22.
The Stand (1994 TV 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.)
 
23.
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
 
24.
Carrie (2013)
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A reimagining of the classic horror tale about Carrie White, a shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother, who unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom. (100 mins.)
Director: Kimberly Peirce
 
25.
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
 
26.
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
 
27.
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
 
28.
Creepshow 2 (1987)
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Three more bone-chilling tales that include a vengeful wooden Native American, a monstrous blob in a lake, and a hitchhiker who wants revenge and will not die. (92 mins.)
Director: Michael Gornick
 
29.
Cat's Eye (1985)
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A stray cat is the linking element of three tales of suspense and horror. (94 mins.)
Director: Lewis Teague
 
30.
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.)
 
31.
The Mangler (1995)
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A laundry folding machine is possessed by a demon from Hell. (106 mins.)
Director: Tobe Hooper
 
32.
Maximum Overdrive (1986)
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A group of people try to survive when machines start to come alive and become homicidal. (97 mins.)
Director: Stephen King
 
33.
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
 
34.
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
 
35.
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.)
 
36.
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
 
37.
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.)
 
38.
The Lawnmower Man (1992)
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A simple man is turned into a genius through the application of computer science. (108 mins.)
Director: Brett Leonard
 
39.
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
 
40.
The Dead Zone (2002 TV Series)
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Johnny Smith has been leading an idyllic small-town life. Employed as a science teacher, Johnny takes... (60 mins.)
 
41.
Thinner (1996)
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An obese lawyer is cursed by a gypsy to lose weight...and lose weight...and lose weight... (93 mins.)
Director: Tom Holland
 
42.
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.)
 
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.
Silver Bullet (1985)
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A werewolf terrorizes a small city where lives Marty Coslaw, - a paralytic boy - his uncle and his sister - the narrator of the story. (95 mins.)
Director: Daniel Attias
 
45.
Sometimes They Come Back (1991 TV Movie)
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Based on a short story by Stephen King, a man and his family return to his home town, but he is then harassed by teenagers that died when he was a kid. (97 mins.)
Director: Tom McLoughlin
 
46.
Tales from the Darkside: The Movie (1990)
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In anthology style, a young boy tells three stories of horror to distract a witch who has plans to eat him. (93 mins.)
Director: John Harrison
 
47.
The Tommyknockers (1993 Mini-Series)
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A buried UFO slowly turns local inhabitants into gizmo-building alien mutates. (181 mins.)
Director: John Power
 
48.
Under the Dome (2013 TV Series)
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An invisible and mysterious force field descends upon a small fictional town of Chester's Mill, Maine, USA, trapping residents inside, cut off from the rest of civilization. The trapped townsfolk must discover the secrets and purpose of the "dome" and its origins, while coming to learn more than they ever knew about each other. (43 mins.)
 
49.
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. (270 mins.)
 
50.
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
 
51.
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
 
52.
Golden Years (1991 TV Series)
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Explosion in the most secret laboratory of the USA. The old janitor Harlan Williams is incubated by totally unknown chemicals... (232 mins.)
 
53.
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
 
54.
Storm of the Century (1999 Mini-Series)
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A small village off the mainland is about to receive a huge winter storm. It won't be just another storm for them... (257 mins.)
 
55.
Quicksilver Highway (1997 TV Movie)
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Traveling showman Aaron Quicksilver tells horror tales: a psychotic hitchhiker falls prey to a relentless dangerously-sharp set of chattering teeth, and a human hand that comes alive. (90 mins.)
Director: Mick Garris
 
56.
A Return to Salem's Lot (1987)
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A man and his son vacation to the quiet vampire populated town of Salem's Lot. (101 mins.)
Director: Larry Cohen
 
57.
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
 
58.
Ghosts (1997 Short Film)
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A Maestro is stalked by the Mayor of a small town. When he is forced to leave based on his potential, he puts on a show that the entire mob has to see. (38 mins.)
Director: Stan Winston
 
59.
Bike (2009)
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An elegant coming if age story set in Bermuda, the last British colony. (73 mins.)
Director: Vance Chapman
 
60.
No Smoking (2007)
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A man fights against a tyrannical institution for his right to smoke, hence, for individual freedom. (128 mins.)
Director: Anurag Kashyap
 
61.
Pet Sematary II (1992)
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The ancient Indian cemetery with the power to raise the dead returns and influences the lives of new residents. (100 mins.)
Director: Mary Lambert
 
62.
The Rage: Carrie 2 (1999)
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A horrible massacre strikes up after an outcast teenage girl is taunted by a group of high school jocks, all of them unaware of her cutthroat telekinetic powers. (104 mins.)
Director: Katt Shea
 
63.
Children of the Corn II: The Final Sacrifice (1992)
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A journalist and his son travel to Nebraska to investigate the mysterious town of Gaitlin where, unbeknownst to them, a murderous cult of children are waiting in the corn fields. (92 mins.)
Director: David F. Price
 
64.
Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest (1995)
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Two brothers, formerly of the murderous children's cult of Gatlin Nebraska, are taken to Chicago by an unwitting couple. (92 mins.)
 
65.
Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace (1996)
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Jobe is resuscitated by Jonathan Walker. He wants Jobe to create a special computer chip that would... (93 mins.)
Director: Farhad Mann
 
66.
Children of the Corn: The Gathering (1996 Video)
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All the kids in a town over night become feverish and have convulsions. The next day they start to become evil... (85 mins.)
Director: Greg Spence
 
67.
Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror (1998 Video)
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Six college students take a wrong turn and find themselves lost in a strangely deserted rural town..... (83 mins.)
Director: Ethan Wiley
 
68.
Children of the Corn 666: Isaac's Return (1999 Video)
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As a teenage girl comes to Gatlin to find her biological mother, the town's infamous cult plots a comeback as their leader, Isaac, awakens from a coma. (82 mins.)
Director: Kari Skogland
 
69.
Children of the Corn: Revelation (2001 Video)
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When a girl named Jamie repeatedly tries to contact her grandmother to no avail, she investigates by going to her apartment in Omaha Nebraska... (82 mins.)
Director: Guy Magar
 
70.
The Mangler 2 (2002 Video)
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A teenager girl mistakenly downloads the Mangler 2.0 computer virus into her highschool's new state of the art computer system and all hell breaks loose. (97 mins.)
 
71.
Firestarter 2: Rekindled (2002 TV Movie)
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Charlie McGee is a young woman with the unwanted and often uncontrollable gift of pyrokinesis, lighting fires by mere thought... (168 mins.)
Director: Robert Iscove
 
72.
Children of the Corn: Genesis (2011)
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A young couple tries to free an imprisoned child with catastrophic results. (80 mins.)
Director: Joel Soisson