5 Best Stephen King Movies
Though he is most well-known for his novels, many people also enjoy the 5 best Stephen King movies. All of these films were adapted from written works by the Stephen King, and some of them have received widespread critical acclaim.
- "The Shawshank Redemption." This film is based on a Stephen King novella titled "Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption," which was originally published in the book "Different Seasons." In "The Shawshank Redemption," we meet Andy Dufresne, a man wrongfully convicted of murdering his wife and her lover. This is one of the most popular Stephen King movies, and holds a place on many "greatest films" lists. It was also nominated for seven Academy Awards.
- "Stand By Me." This Stephen King movie is adapted from a novella called "The Body," which is also from the book "Different Seasons." In the movie, four boys go in search of a dead body.
- "Misery." Starring James Caan as a famous novelist, and Kathy Bates as his "number one fan," "Misery" is a delightfully chilling and suspenseful Stephen King movie. Kathy Bates won an Academy Award for her portrayal of the insane Annie Wilkes.
- "The Shining." Most people are familiar with images or quotes from Stanley Kubrick's film version of "The Shining," including, "Here's Johnny!" Even though Stephen King was famously disappointed with this adaptation, many fans love the film.
- "The Green Mile." "The Green Mile" stars Tom Hanks as a superintendent at the Cold Mountain Penitentiary, where he oversees death row. It's really the story of the gentle giant, John Coffey, who can heal people with his touch. Another Stephen King movie to receive critical accolades, it was nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Picture.
Posted on: Mar. 21, 2010