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Top 15 Movies Based on Stephen King Stories?
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Posted on 01/09/2010 8:45:21 PM PST by JoeProBono

15 Pet Sematary

14 Storm of the Century

13 1408

12 Children of the Corn

11 It

10 Rose Red

9 Secret Window

8 Hearts in Atlantis

7 The Green Mile

6 The Shining

5 The Mist

4 The Stand

3 Stand by Me

2 Misery

1 The Shawshank Redemption


TOPICS: Books/Literature; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: hollywood; jpb; moviereview; stephenking; topten
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1 posted on 01/09/2010 8:45:22 PM PST by JoeProBono
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2 posted on 01/09/2010 8:50:04 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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The best? First version of “Salem’s Lot”. The rest of King based movies are garbage [except Green Mile, which I don’t include, because I haven’t seen it].


3 posted on 01/09/2010 8:51:31 PM PST by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: JoeProBono

He's too creepy for me. I've only seen a few. Of those I've seen, my favorite.

4 posted on 01/09/2010 8:52:37 PM PST by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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5 posted on 01/09/2010 8:56:12 PM PST by smokingfrog (Don't mess with the mocking bird! - http://tiny.cc/freepthis)
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6 posted on 01/09/2010 8:56:50 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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Christine and Salem’s Lot are about the only two worth watching.


7 posted on 01/09/2010 8:58:32 PM PST by Doohickey (I try to take my days one at a time, but occasionally several days attack me at once.)
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YES!


8 posted on 01/09/2010 8:58:48 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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9 posted on 01/09/2010 9:00:35 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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Stephen King is the most overrated American author in history.


10 posted on 01/09/2010 9:01:07 PM PST by LiberConservative
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To: PzLdr
alot of those movies are just junk...

Shawshank should be on a list for best movies of all time...

and "Delores Claiborne" is right up as well....

the "Stand" was good tv movie fair....

"Green Mile" was a big disappointment...

11 posted on 01/09/2010 9:01:52 PM PST by cherry
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To: JoeProBono

That list is pretty ridiculous. The Shining doesn’t make top 5 and Carrie doesn’t even make the cut?


12 posted on 01/09/2010 9:03:16 PM PST by Junior_G (Funny how liberals' love affair with Muslims began on 9/11)
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To: JoeProBono

King absolutely HATED Kuberick’s interpretation of The Shining. I always liked the story of Christine, but it wasn’t a very good movie. No Carrie? And although not very King-ish, Stand by Me was my favorite.


13 posted on 01/09/2010 9:03:28 PM PST by TruthHound ("He who does not punish evil commands it to be done." --Leonardo da Vinci)
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The Plymouth was kick'in


14 posted on 01/09/2010 9:03:53 PM PST by Westlander (Unleash the Neutron Bomb)
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To: JoeProBono
I would put The Dead Zone some place in the top 15.
15 posted on 01/09/2010 9:04:20 PM PST by Lucius Cornelius Sulla (Pray for my soul. More things are wrought by prayer Than this world dreams of.-- Idylls of the King)
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To: JoeProBono
Salems Lot.

In recent years I turned away from his work. He portrays Christians and Pro-lifers in the worst possible light. He also slandered soldiers as illiterate idiots.

16 posted on 01/09/2010 9:05:54 PM PST by Grizzled Bear (Does not play well with others.)
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You forgot...


17 posted on 01/09/2010 9:06:32 PM PST by thecodont
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King absolutely HATED Kuberick’s interpretation of The Shining.

No surprise then that it's one of the best horror films of all time!

18 posted on 01/09/2010 9:07:49 PM PST by Junior_G (Funny how liberals' love affair with Muslims began on 9/11)
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To: JoeProBono
Hearts in Atlantis was a really good book, but I was disappointed in the movie...and I say that as a die-hard Anthony Hopkins fan.
19 posted on 01/09/2010 9:08:20 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: PzLdr

All I can say is that it (Green Mile) hit home with me.


20 posted on 01/09/2010 9:08:27 PM PST by ArmyTeach
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To: JoeProBono

bookmark


21 posted on 01/09/2010 9:08:35 PM PST by GOP Poet (Obama is an OLYMPIC failure.)
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To: JoeProBono

Shawshank was definitely #1.


22 posted on 01/09/2010 9:08:54 PM PST by mysterio
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23 posted on 01/09/2010 9:09:58 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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I also found Shawshank Redemption worthy of note ...
24 posted on 01/09/2010 9:11:14 PM PST by ArmyTeach
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Shawshank #1. Although there is something odd about the tunnel. It seems like it is on the wrong side of the cell.


25 posted on 01/09/2010 9:12:29 PM PST by Sawdring
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To: Grizzled Bear
He also slandered soldiers as illiterate idiots. Point
26 posted on 01/09/2010 9:13:01 PM PST by ArmyTeach
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27 posted on 01/09/2010 9:13:46 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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tl;dr

Night Surf was mah favorite story/


28 posted on 01/09/2010 9:14:14 PM PST by happinesswithoutpeace (Nobody move, Nobody get hurt)
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29 posted on 01/09/2010 9:16:30 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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There’s one missing from the list.
‘Sometimes They Come back’, I believe it was called.
Pretty cool movie. I believe Tim Matheson played the lead.

I only saw it once on TV about 15 - 20 years ago and never saw it again.


30 posted on 01/09/2010 9:18:50 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: JoeProBono

Also, wasn’t ‘Christine’ a Stephen King movie? And ‘Kujo’?
They were pretty good, too.


31 posted on 01/09/2010 9:20:26 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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No FReeping way.... they made that trainwreck into a movie?

KK maybe I like The Reach better

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jvqPvDUEW8


32 posted on 01/09/2010 9:22:01 PM PST by happinesswithoutpeace (Nobody move, Nobody get hurt)
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla
I would put The Dead Zone some place in the top 15.

Yes! I forgot about that one, as well as a few others I've seen mentioned as I peruse the posts. 'Shawshank Redemption' is one of the best movies ever made, IMO.

33 posted on 01/09/2010 9:23:44 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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34 posted on 01/09/2010 9:24:49 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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The movie was great.... That kid played such a good kook. Is the Shinning Stephen King?


35 posted on 01/09/2010 9:27:07 PM PST by crazydad
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla
I've never been a Stephen King fan, but if he wrote Dead Zone and Shawshank, I'll change my opinion. The rest of the list is movies I would never see, or see again, in the case of the ones I have seen. I don't like violence in a movie unless it's relevant to a plot that can stand on its own. Kathy Bates was great in Misery, but who wants to see a movie about a psycho? Even Psycho was about how we bring on the evil that befalls us. But King's stories have a randomness to them which is depressing.
36 posted on 01/09/2010 9:27:36 PM PST by giotto
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Exactly that movie has it all.. Scared the Shiite out of me when I was in my teens.


37 posted on 01/09/2010 9:27:58 PM PST by crazydad
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I am still waiting for one of the Premiums (HBO, Showtime) to pick up “The Gunslinger / Dark Tower”.

- - The man in black fled across the desert and the Gunslinger followed.

Best opening line EVER.


38 posted on 01/09/2010 9:30:07 PM PST by Illuminatas (Being conservative means never having to say; "Don't you dare question my patriotism")
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Christine is the only one worth watching ....
39 posted on 01/09/2010 9:33:37 PM PST by SkyDancer (I Believe In The Law Until It Interferes With Justice)
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Stephen King movies almost all stink.

Most of the stories are childish, predictable, and few if any are very original.

I cannot understand why his movies are so popular.

40 posted on 01/09/2010 9:33:50 PM PST by Age of Reason
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I had the unfortunate experience of watching Shawshank with some friends.

What a boring waste of time.


41 posted on 01/09/2010 9:36:50 PM PST by Age of Reason
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To: JoeProBono

Only book of his I could read was The Dead Zone. the tv show stinks..


42 posted on 01/09/2010 9:52:46 PM PST by goat granny
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To: JoeProBono

What about “The Running Man” ?


43 posted on 01/09/2010 10:02:50 PM PST by Perdogg ("Is that a bomb in your pants, or are you excited to come to America?")
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44 posted on 01/09/2010 10:09:08 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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The running man, sounds like 0bamacare

The story's protagonist, Ben Richards, is a citizen of Co-Op City in the year 2025. The world's economy is in a shambles and America has become a totalitarian dystopia. Richards is unable to find work, having been blackballed, and needs money to get medicine for his gravely ill daughter Cathy. As a last resort, Richards turns to the Games Federation, a government-mandated television station that runs violent game shows. In one game, Treadmill to Bucks, a contestant with a heart or respiratory condition runs on a treadmill earning prize money for the duration of their run, often dying in the process. After rigorous physical and mental testing, Richards meets with Dan Killian, a producer with the Games Network, and Bobby Thompson, host of The Running Man, the network's most popular, lucrative, and dangerous game. Richards has been selected to appear on this show
45 posted on 01/09/2010 10:17:06 PM PST by Perdogg ("Is that a bomb in your pants, or are you excited to come to America?")
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The last minute of Carrie was the scariest moment ever put to film of any of King novel. So yes it's a stupid list.
46 posted on 01/09/2010 10:25:38 PM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: Age of Reason
Most of the stories are childish, predictable, and few if any are very original.

And too often stereotyped (Shawshank Redemption). Never a real hero, just grateful survivors. And devoid of any humor. King's take on human nature is decidedly negative. And he takes himself way too seriously.

47 posted on 01/09/2010 10:30:50 PM PST by ARepublicanForAllReasons (Give 'em hell, Sarah!)
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I thought Dolores Claiborne was the best film based on a Stephen King novel.
48 posted on 01/09/2010 10:45:24 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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49 posted on 01/09/2010 11:02:34 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: LiberConservative

The Harold Robbins of horror fiction.


50 posted on 01/09/2010 11:04:23 PM PST by Poe White Trash (Wake up!)
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