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Filmmakers have been dipping into Stephen King’s genius imagination, both within the horror genre and without. Some have certainly been better than others, but ultimately, they are definitely worth to watch.

Stephen King is known solely as a horror writer but he has since expanded his canvas over the years. Here are 10 best adaptations that you need to watch.

1. “The Mist” (2007)

Category: science-fiction horror
Director: Frank Darabont.
Based on: Stephen King’s 1980 “The Mist” book

2. “Misery” (1990)

Category: Thriller
Director: Rob Reiner
Based on: Stephen King’s 1987 “Misery” novel

3. “It” (1990)

Category: supernatural horror drama
Director: Tommy Lee Wallace and
Adapted by: Lawrence D. Cohen
Based on: Stephen King’s 1986 “It” novel

4. “The Running Man” (1987)

Category: science fiction action
Director: Paul Michael Glaser
Loosely based on: Stephen King’s 1982 “Running Man” novel.

5. “Stand by Me” (1986)

Category: coming-of-age comedy-drama
Director: Rob Reiner
Based on: Stephen King’s 1982 “The Body” novel.

6. “The Green Mile” (1999)

Category: fantasy crime drama
Director: Frank Darabont
Based on: Stephen King’s 1996 “The Green Mile” novel

7. “It” (2017)

Category: supernatural horror
Director: Andy Muschietti
Based on: Stephen King’s 1986 “It” novel.

“It: Chapter Two” is scheduled to be released on September 6, 2019.

9. “The Shawshank Redemption” (1994)

Category: drama
Director: Frank Darabont
Based on: Stephen King’s 1982 “Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption” novel.

“The Shawshank Redemption” is considered to be one of the greatest films of the 1990s. The United States Library of Congress selected the film for preservation in the National Film Registry in 2015. They noted that they find the movie “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”.

9. “1408” (2007)

Category: psychological horror
Director: Mikael Hafstrom
Based on: Stephen King’s 1999 “1408” short story.

10. “Dolores Claiborne” (1995)

Category: American psychological thriller drama
Director: Taylor Hackford
Based on: Stephen King’s 1992 “Dolores Claiborne” book

These are just a few of Stephen King’s masterpieces, but there are so many to watch and discover. What made these books and films so interesting are their unique concepts that only Mr. King can capture.

How many Stephen King adaptations have you watched?

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