The 5 Best Movies Based on Stephen King Books

Don’t be scared to pick up Carrie on DVD and Blu-ray, January 14th!

An exhilarating re-imagining of Stephen King’s iconic best-seller from director Kimberly Peirce, this is the tale of small town terror stars Chloë Grace Moretz and Julianne Moore. Carrie is a reimagining of the classic horror tale about Carrie White (Moretz), a shy girl outcast by her peers and sheltered by her deeply religious mother (Moore), who unleashes telekinetic terror on her small town after being pushed too far at her senior prom.  To prepare you for the Carrie remake, we have compiled a list of the 5 best films that started out as Stephen King novels.


The Shawshank Redemption

After being wrongly accused of his wife’s murder, Andy Dufresne is sent to Shawshank prison.  There he meets Red, who is planning on serving life in prison.  The two become close friends and grow accustomed to their life at Shawshank, but Dufresne has bigger plans for their future.



A psychotic nurse saves her favorite author, Paul Sheldon, after he is involved in a car accident. However, what Annie Wilkes has in store for Paul is much worse than the pain of an accident. The fan brings him back to her home, but tells no one. When Annie finds out that Paul has not ended his novel to her liking, Annie takes matters into her own hands.


The Green Mile

John Coffey, a man convicted of murder and rape is sent to death row at the Cold Mountain Penitentiary, where Paul Edgecomb works. Paul knows there is something different about John, and feels there is no way he could have committed these violent acts. He has an unexplainable gift that Paul feels should not be put to death.


Stand By Me

Set in 1959, this is the story of four young boys who set out on an adventure to find a missing person’s body to become heroes. Their journey was full of risks and adventure, but the boys realized they couldn’t do it without one another.


The Shining

Danny Torrance has unsatisfying premonitions about the Overlook Hotel before he and his parents move in for the winter. However, Jack and Wendy do not listen to their son. After months of living in the hotel, ghosts begin to encourage Jack to act violently towards his family and turmoil sets in.

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