All Films Based on Stephen King Novelsby christophershobris | created - 30 Oct 2018 | updated - 30 Oct 2018 | Public
Since 1977 with the release of Carrie, Stephen King has made an impact in both the literary world, and the cinematic world. Some of the films based off his books have become some all time classics and some of the greatest films ever. He’s scared us, endeared us, inspired us, and he’s wowed us with his work. He will always be remembered for a long time to come. Here are all of the films from oldest to most recent of Stephen King’s book to film adaptations. Enjoy!
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1. Carrie (1976)
18+ | 98 min | Horror, Mystery
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.
Votes: 191,418 | Gross: $33.80M
2. The Shining (1980)
R | 146 min | Drama, Horror
A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where a sinister presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from both past and future.
Votes: 1,029,712 | Gross: $44.02M
3. Creepshow (1982)
R | 120 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Five grisly tales from a kid's comic book about a murdered father rising from his grave, a bizarre meteor, a vengeful husband, a mysterious crate's occupant, and a plague of cockroaches.
Votes: 49,537 | Gross: $21.03M
7. Children of the Corn (1984)
R | 92 min | Horror, Thriller
A young couple is trapped in a remote town where a dangerous religious cult of children believes that everyone over age 18 must be killed.
Votes: 53,779 | Gross: $14.57M
8. Firestarter (1984)
R | 114 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
A couple who participated in a potent medical experiment gain telepathic ability and then have a child who is pyrokinetic.
Votes: 35,112 | Gross: $15.10M
10. Silver Bullet (1985)
R | 95 min | Horror
In a small town, brutal killings start to plague the close knit community. Marty Coslaw, a paraplegic boy, is convinced the murders are the doings of a werewolf.
Votes: 28,854 | Gross: $5.40M
12. Stand by Me (1986)
13+ | 89 min | Adventure, Drama
After the death of one of his friends, a writer recounts a childhood journey with his friends to find the body of a missing boy.
Votes: 408,505 | Gross: $52.29M
13. Creepshow 2 (1987)
R | 92 min | Fantasy, Horror
Three macabre tales from the latest issue of a boy's favorite comic book, dealing with a vengeful wooden Native American, a monstrous blob in a lake, and an undying hitchhiker.
Votes: 26,528 | Gross: $14.00M
15. The Running Man (1987)
R | 101 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
In a dystopian America, a falsely convicted policeman gets his shot at freedom when he must forcibly participate in a TV game show where convicts, runners, must battle killers for their freedom.
Votes: 156,409 | Gross: $38.12M
16. Pet Sematary (1989)
R | 103 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
After tragedy strikes, a grieving father discovers an ancient burial ground behind his home with the power to raise the dead.
Votes: 107,082 | Gross: $57.47M
17. Tales from the Darkside: The Movie (1990)
R | 93 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
To stall a witch plotting to eat him, a boy reads her horror tales dealing with a collegian's resurrection of a mummy, a murderous cat, and an artist's pact with a gargoyle.
Votes: 18,033 | Gross: $16.32M
18. Graveyard Shift (1990)
R | 86 min | Horror
In a very old textile mill with a serious rat infestation, deadly accidents start happening, but the corrupt foreman continues to put his workers in danger, until they discover a horrifying secret deep in the basement.
Votes: 11,720 | Gross: $11.58M
19. Misery (1990)
R | 107 min | Drama, Thriller
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.
Votes: 216,258 | Gross: $61.28M
21. Pet Sematary II (1992)
R | 100 min | Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
A teenage boy and his father move to his recently-deceased mother's hometown, where they encounter the ancient Native American cemetery with the power to raise the dead.
Votes: 21,960 | Gross: $17.09M
22. Children of the Corn II: The Final Sacrifice (1992)
R | 92 min | Horror, Thriller
A journalist and his son travel to Nebraska to investigate the mysterious town of Gatlin where, unbeknownst to them, a murderous cult of children are still waiting in the corn fields.
Votes: 8,764 | Gross: $6.98M
24. Needful Things (1993)
R | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy
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.
Votes: 25,852 | Gross: $15.19M
25. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
R | 142 min | Drama
Over the course of several years, two convicts form a friendship, seeking consolation and, eventually, redemption through basic compassion.
Votes: 2,693,975 | Gross: $28.34M
27. Dolores Claiborne (1995)
R | 132 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A big city reporter travels to a small town where her mother has been arrested for the murder of an elderly woman for whom she worked as a housekeeper.
Votes: 45,008 | Gross: $24.36M
28. Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest (1995)
R | 92 min | Horror, Thriller
Two brothers connected to the murderous children's cult of Gatlin, Nebraska are taken to Chicago by an adoptive couple.
32. The Rage: Carrie 2 (1999)
R | 104 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
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.
Votes: 16,944 | Gross: $17.76M
33. The Green Mile (1999)
R | 189 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy
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.
Votes: 1,309,814 | Gross: $136.80M
35. Dreamcatcher (2003)
R | 134 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
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.
Votes: 93,767 | Gross: $33.72M
36. Secret Window (2004)
PG-13 | 96 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A successful writer in the midst of a painful divorce is stalked at his remote lake house by a would-be scribe who accuses him of plagiarism.
Votes: 199,631 | Gross: $48.02M
37. Riding the Bullet (2004)
R | 98 min | Horror, Thriller
When a man finds out his mother is dying and tries to hitchhike his way to the hospital, he is picked up by a stranger with a deadly secret.
Votes: 10,173 | Gross: $0.10M
38. The Mangler Reborn (2005 Video)
R | 84 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
A decade after the original massacre, another man obsessed over his machine ends with several murders and possession.
39. 1408 (2007)
PG-13 | 104 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
A man who specialises in debunking paranormal occurrences checks into the fabled room 1408 in the Dolphin Hotel. Soon after settling in, he confronts genuine terror.
Votes: 278,151 | Gross: $71.99M
40. The Mist (2007)
R | 126 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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.
Votes: 315,906 | Gross: $25.59M
43. Carrie (2013)
R | 100 min | Drama, Horror
A shy girl, outcast 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.
Votes: 142,408 | Gross: $35.27M
44. A Good Marriage (2014)
R | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller