Here's Where to Watch 7 the Best Films Based on Stephen King Books
Movie adaptations from books have a reputation for unpredictability.
They seem either brilliant or terrible. Stephen King’s books are no exception, but here are the 7 best examples and where you can watch them.
Stephen King published his first novel almost 50 years ago and has been thrilling readers ever since. His knack for telling macabre tales is truly second to no other author of his time. Several of his works have been adapted into awesome movies. Here is where you can watch the 7 best films based on Stephen King books.
1. The Shining (1980)
When The Shining was released in 1980, it set a new standard for the genre. It was not your typical horror film of its day, and starring the brilliant Jack Nicholson, it raised the bar on psychological horror. Watch The Shining on Amazon.
2. Carrie (1976)
Based on King’s first ever published work, Carrie blew everyone’s minds. It was shocking in more ways than one, and audiences were left not quite believing what they had just seen. A remake came out in 2013 but lacked the punch of the original. Check out Carrie on Max.
3. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
Considered by many fans and film critics alike to be one of the best films ever made, The Shawshank Redemption continues to be widely popular even almost 30 years later. Some people are surprised to learn this compelling drama came from the mind of the master of horror. You can see The Shawshank Redemption on Amazon.
4. It Part One (2017) & Part Two 2019
The updated version of Stephen King’s It holds the crown for one of the few remakes that not only holds up, but even surpasses the original. Technically two films, improved effects, stunning acting performances, and an absolutely horrifying killer clown all combine to scare the pants off viewers. Watch It on Max.
5. The Green Mile (1999)
Another genuinely stunning piece of cinema, The Green Mile was based on a Stephen King novel. This one has frightening moments, but mostly, it will make you think, and above all, feel deeply for the characters. Check out The Green Mile on Amazon.
6. Stand by Me (1986)
Based on the short novella, The Body, by Stephen King, it feels timeless. Following the journey of four pre-teen boys who set off to find a dead body, you will laugh, cry, and be reminded of what it was like to be a child of that age, no matter what era you grew up in. Watch Stand by Me on Netflix.
7. Misery (1990)
We return to the realm of terror with Misery, the tale of a fan who adores her favorite author just a little too much. Kathy Bates delivers one of the finest performances of her career that will leave you chilled long after watching. You can see Misery on Apple TV+.