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1. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

R | 142 min | Crime, Drama

9.3
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80 Metascore

Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency.

Writers: Stephen King, Frank Darabont | Director: Frank Darabont | Stars: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, Bob Gunton, William Sadler

2. Stand by Me (1986)

R | 89 min | Adventure, Drama

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After the death of a friend, a writer recounts a boyhood journey to find the body of a missing boy.

Writers: Stephen King, Raynold Gideon, Bruce A. Evans | Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, Jerry O'Connell

3. The Green Mile (1999)

R | 189 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

8.5
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61 Metascore

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.

Writers: Stephen King, Frank Darabont | Director: Frank Darabont | Stars: Tom Hanks, Michael Clarke Duncan, David Morse, Bonnie Hunt

4. The Shining (1980)

R | 144 min | Horror

8.5
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61 Metascore

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.

Writers: Stephen King, Stanley Kubrick, Diane Johnson | Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers

5. Carrie (2013)

R | 100 min | Drama, Horror

6.0
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53 Metascore

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.

Writers: Lawrence D. Cohen, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Stephen King | Director: Kimberly Peirce | Stars: Chloë Grace Moretz, Julianne Moore, Gabriella Wilde, Portia Doubleday

6. Haven (2010– )

60 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy | Active

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She has no past. She has no family. She was raised in an orphanage. So, she lives for what she does best: be an FBI agent. That's why Audrey Parker is sent to a distant Maine village called... See full summary »

Creators: Jim Dunn, Sam Ernst | Stars: Emily Rose, Lucas Bryant, Eric Balfour, Richard Donat

7. Carrie (1976)

R | 98 min | Horror

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A young, abused and timid 17-year-old girl discovers she has telekinesis, and gets pushed to the limit on the night of her school's prom by a humiliating prank.

Writers: Stephen King, Lawrence D. Cohen | Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Sissy Spacek, Piper Laurie, Amy Irving, John Travolta

8. The Mist (2007)

R | 126 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

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58 Metascore

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.

Writers: Frank Darabont, Stephen King | Director: Frank Darabont | Stars: Thomas Jane, Marcia Gay Harden, Laurie Holden, Andre Braugher

9. Misery (1990)

R | 107 min | Thriller

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Paul Sheldon, a successful novelist, is rescued after a snow storm by his "Number One Fan" and must rewrite his latest novel to her liking in order to stay alive.

Writers: Stephen King, William Goldman | Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: James Caan, Kathy Bates, Richard Farnsworth, Frances Sternhagen

10. It (1990 TV Mini-Series)

Not Rated | 192 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

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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. 30 years later, they are called back to fight the same clown again.

Stars: Richard Thomas, Tim Reid, Annette O'Toole, Harry Anderson

11. 1408 (2007)

PG-13 | 104 min | Horror, Mystery

6.8
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64 Metascore

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.

Writers: Matt Greenberg, Scott Alexander, Larry Karaszewski, Stephen King | Director: Mikael Håfström | Stars: John Cusack, Samuel L. Jackson, Mary McCormack, Paul Birchard

12. Pet Sematary (1989)

R | 103 min | Horror

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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.

Writer: Stephen King | Director: Mary Lambert | Stars: Dale Midkiff, Denise Crosby, Fred Gwynne, Brad Greenquist

13. Dreamcatcher (2003)

R | 134 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

5.5
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35 Metascore

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.

Writers: Stephen King, William Goldman, Lawrence Kasdan | Director: Lawrence Kasdan | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Thomas Jane, Jason Lee, Damian Lewis

14. Christine (1983)

R | 110 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

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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.

Writers: Stephen King, Bill Phillips | Director: John Carpenter | Stars: Keith Gordon, John Stockwell, Alexandra Paul, Robert Prosky

15. Secret Window (2004)

PG-13 | 96 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.6
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46 Metascore

A writer is accused for plagiarism by a strange man, who then starts haunting him for "justice."

Writers: Stephen King, David Koepp | Director: David Koepp | Stars: Johnny Depp, Maria Bello, John Turturro, Timothy Hutton

16. Cell (2015)

Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller | Post-production

When a mysterious cell phone signal causes apocalyptic chaos, an artist is determined to reunite with his young son in New England.

Writers: Adam Alleca, Stephen King | Director: Tod Williams | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, John Cusack, Isabelle Fuhrman, Stacy Keach

17. Cujo (1983)

R | 93 min | Horror, Thriller

6.0
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A friendly St. Bernard named "Cujo" contracts rabies and conducts a reign of terror on a small American town.

Writers: Stephen King, Don Carlos Dunaway, Lauren Currier | Director: Lewis Teague | Stars: Dee Wallace, Daniel Hugh Kelly, Danny Pintauro, Christopher Stone

18. The Dead Zone (1983)

R | 103 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

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69 Metascore

A man awakens from a coma to discover he has a psychic detective ability.

Writers: Jeffrey Boam, Stephen King | Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Christopher Walken, Brooke Adams, Tom Skerritt, Herbert Lom

19. Thinner (1996)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

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A lawyer is cursed by a gypsy to lose weight...and lose weight...and lose weight...

Writers: Stephen King, Michael McDowell, Tom Holland | Director: Tom Holland | Stars: Joe Mantegna, Robert John Burke, Lucinda Jenney, Michael Constantine

20. Sleepwalkers (1992)

R | 91 min | Horror

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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.

Writer: Stephen King | Director: Mick Garris | Stars: Brian Krause, Mädchen Amick, Alice Krige, Jim Haynie

21. The Langoliers (1995 TV Mini-Series)

PG-13 | 180 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

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Most of the passengers on an airplane disappear, and the remainder land the plane in a mysteriously barren airport.

Stars: Patricia Wettig, Dean Stockwell, David Morse, Mark Lindsay Chapman

22. Creepshow (1982)

R | 120 min | Comedy, Horror

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Inspired by the E.C. comics of the 1950s, George A.Romero and Stephen King bring five tales of terror to the screen.

Writer: Stephen King | Director: George A. Romero | Stars: Hal Holbrook, Leslie Nielsen, Adrienne Barbeau, E.G. Marshall

23. Stephen King's Dead Zone (2002–2007)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

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Johnny Smith has been leading an idyllic small-town life. Employed as a science teacher, Johnny takes great pleasure in showing his young students the wonders of the natural world. He is ... See full summary »

Creators: Michael Piller, Shawn Piller | Stars: Anthony Michael Hall, Nicole de Boer, Chris Bruno, John L. Adams

24. Salem's Lot (1979 TV Movie)

PG | 112 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

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Vampires are invading a small New England town. It's up to a novelist and a young horror fan to save it.

Writers: Stephen King, Paul Monash | Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: David Soul, James Mason, Lance Kerwin, Bonnie Bedelia

25. Dolores Claiborne (1995)

R | 132 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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62 Metascore

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.

Writers: Stephen King, Tony Gilroy | Director: Taylor Hackford | Stars: Kathy Bates, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Christopher Plummer, Judy Parfitt

26. Apt Pupil (1998)

R | 111 min | Drama, Thriller

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51 Metascore

A boy blackmails his neighbour after suspecting him to be a Nazi war criminal.

Writers: Stephen King, Brandon Boyce | Director: Bryan Singer | Stars: Ian McKellen, Brad Renfro, Joshua Jackson, Mickey Cottrell

27. Cat's Eye (1985)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

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A stray cat is the linking element of three tales of suspense and horror.

Writer: Stephen King | Director: Lewis Teague | Stars: Drew Barrymore, James Woods, Alan King, Kenneth McMillan

28. Firestarter (1984)

R | 114 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

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A couple who participated in a potent medical experiment gain telekinetic ability and then have a child who is pyrokinetic.

Writers: Stephen King, Stanley Mann | Director: Mark L. Lester | Stars: Drew Barrymore, David Keith, Freddie Jones, Heather Locklear

29. Hearts in Atlantis (2001)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, Mystery

6.9
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55 Metascore

A widowed mother and her son change when a mysterious stranger enters their lives.

Writers: Stephen King, William Goldman | Director: Scott Hicks | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Anton Yelchin, Hope Davis, Mika Boorem

30. Needful Things (1993)

R | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

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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.

Writers: Stephen King, W.D. Richter | Director: Fraser Clarke Heston | Stars: Max von Sydow, Ed Harris, Bonnie Bedelia, Amanda Plummer

31. Carrie (2002 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 132 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

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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 classmates at her school, and her own religious, but abusive, mother.

Writers: Bryan Fuller, Stephen King | Director: David Carson | Stars: Angela Bettis, Patricia Clarkson, Rena Sofer, Kandyse McClure

32. Kingdom Hospital (2004– )

608 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

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Stephen King's take on the masterpiece series by Lars von Trier. The story takes place in a hospital in Lewiston, Maine, built on the site of a Civil War-era mill fire in which many children died.

Creator: Stephen King | Stars: Jamie Harrold, Diane Ladd, Bruce Davison, Jack Coleman

33. Desperation (2006 TV Movie)

R | 131 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

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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.

Writer: Stephen King | Director: Mick Garris | Stars: Tom Skerritt, Steven Weber, Annabeth Gish, Charles Durning

34. Creepshow 2 (1987)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

5.9
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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.

Writers: Stephen King, George A. Romero | Director: Michael Gornick | Stars: George Kennedy, Lois Chiles, Domenick John, Tom Savini

35. Nightmares & Dreamscapes: From the Stories of Stephen King (2006 TV Mini-Series)

480 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

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A television mini-series adaptation of Nightmares and Dreamscapes, Stephen King's collection of short horror stories.

Stars: Robert Mammone, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Tom Berenger, Kim Delaney

36. The Night Flier (1997)

R | 94 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

5.9
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A reporter is on the trail of a vampiric murderer who travels by plane.

Writers: Stephen King, Mark Pavia, Jack O'Donnell | Director: Mark Pavia | Stars: Miguel Ferrer, Julie Entwisle, Dan Monahan, Michael H. Moss

37. Riding the Bullet (2004)

R | 98 min | Horror, Thriller

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37 Metascore

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.

Writers: Mick Garris, Stephen King | Director: Mick Garris | Stars: Jonathan Jackson, David Arquette, Barbara Hershey, Cliff Robertson

38. The Mangler (1995)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

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A laundry folding machine is possessed by a demon from Hell.

Writers: Stephen King, Tobe Hooper, Stephen David Brooks, Harry Alan Towers | Director: Tobe Hooper | Stars: Robert Englund, Ted Levine, Daniel Matmor, Jeremy Crutchley

39. The Talisman (TV Mini-Series)

360 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy | Announced

To save his mother from certain death, young Jack Sawyer enters a parallel world known as the Territories in search of a powerful talisman.

40. A Return to Salem's Lot (1987)

R | 101 min | Horror

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A man and his son vacation to the quiet vampire populated town of Salem's Lot.

Writers: Stephen King, Larry Cohen, James Dixon | Director: Larry Cohen | Stars: Michael Moriarty, Samuel Fuller, Ricky Addison Reed, Andrew Duggan

41. Firestarter 2: Rekindled (2002 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 168 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

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Charlie McGee is a young woman with the unwanted and often uncontrollable gift of pyrokinesis, lighting fires by mere thought. Charlie has been in hiding for nearly all her life from a ... See full summary »

Writers: Stephen King, Philip Eisner | Director: Robert Iscove | Stars: Marguerite Moreau, Malcolm McDowell, Dennis Hopper, Danny Nucci

42. Children of the Corn 666: Isaac's Return (1999 Video)

R | 82 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

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Hannah goes back to her hometown (Gatlin) to find out who her mother is, but on the way she picks up a strange man who fore-shadows her life with a passage from the bible. When she gets ... See full summary »

Writers: Stephen King, Tim Sulka, John Franklin | Director: Kari Skogland | Stars: Natalie Ramsey, Gary Bullock, Alix Koromzay, Stacy Keach

43. Sometimes They Come Back... Again (1996 Video)

R | 98 min | Horror

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A man returns to his hometown only to be haunted by ghostly teenagers.

Writers: Stephen King, Guy Riedel, Adam Grossman | Director: Adam Grossman | Stars: Michael Gross, Alexis Arquette, Hilary Swank, Bojesse Christopher

44. Children of the Corn: Revelation (2001 Video)

R | 82 min | Horror, Thriller

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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....only to find that it's been condemned and ... See full summary »

Writers: Stephen King, S.J. Smith | Director: Guy Magar | Stars: Claudette Mink, Kyle Cassie, Michael Ironside, Troy Yorke

45. Sometimes They Come Back... for More (1998 Video)

R | 89 min | Horror

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On a arctic circle radio shack, an ancient evil lurks, ready to strike at a psychologist, an army man and their collective forces.

Writers: Stephen King, Adam Grossman, Darryl Sollerh | Director: Daniel Zelik Berk | Stars: Clayton Rohner, Faith Ford, Max Perlich, Chase Masterson

46. The Boogeyman (2010)

27 min | Short, Horror

5.7
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A man goes to see a psychologist to explain how an evil creature is responsible for the deaths of his three children.

Writers: Stephen King, Gerard Lough | Director: Gerard Lough | Stars: Simon Fogarty, Michael Parle, Joanne Cullen, Ben Furlong

47. The Dead Zone (2002 Video)

R | 83 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

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A young man awakens from a six-year coma with the ability to see into peoples futures.

Creators: Michael Piller, Shawn Piller | Director: Robert Lieberman | Stars: Anthony Michael Hall, Nicole de Boer, Chris Bruno, John L. Adams

48. Suffer the Little Children (2006)

Not Rated | 19 min | Short, Horror

6.5
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Miss Sidley, an experienced, no-nonsense teacher starts to lose her bearings when she suspects one of her students, Robert, is not quite human. In a momentary reflection in her eyeglasses ... See full summary »

Writers: Stephen King, Bernardo Villela | Director: Bernardo Villela | Stars: Angela Pietropinto, Adam Montgomery, Chris Lutkin, Bob Bowersox

49. The Mangler 2 (2002 Video)

R | 97 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

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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.

Writer: Michael Hamilton-Wright | Director: Michael Hamilton-Wright | Stars: Lance Henriksen, Chelse Swain, Philippe Bergeron, Dexter Bell

50. Bike (2012)

22 min | Short, Drama, Thriller

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When Richard Sifkitz receives a stark warning from his Doctor regarding his health, his obsessive behavior that helped fuel his career as an artist starts to become his downfall. After ... See full summary »

Writers: Stephen King, David Toms | Director: David Toms | Stars: Adrian Annis, Leon Emirali, Denny Hodge, Laurence Saunders