Which Stephen King film is your favourite, and why?

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Which Stephen King film is your favourite, and why?

sktb0007 sktb0007 08/28/2011

I'm a huge fan of his movies, but have not seen them all. For all you other fans of Stephen King, which movie would you say is your favourite, and why?

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sktb0007 sktb0007
be sure to tell me why it is the best in your opinion
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
LaSchwartz , klyte
2  (2%)
Princess-Kayla ♥ , jg19 , Falsepast
3  (3%)
systematicweasel , Ninja Bunny , Rin (aka Nire) , BabyL0ve , Lavender420 , aimtoplease , MissCandyland , BlooJay , Anne , s3 , J5ive
11  (10%)
cheetahpita , pinkcupcakes , GenderSexplorations
3  (3%)
T&A1987 , Entropy , Graniteal , xOhxSoxScandalousx , chantalgiardina
5  (5%)
Peggi , Ace <3 , Ansley , Ash1141 , Sex'и'Violence , LadyDarknezz
6  (5%)
I'll Miss You EF :( , acessorie , SkylarrStarr
3  (3%)
Linga , That Man from Mars , dv8 , Pink Jewel , One of Five , l'amour , A Closet Slut (aka nipplepeople) , Howells , eggiweg , married with children , darthkitt3n , wetone123 , Holly14 , SexyTabby , Daddy , blackbetty79 , chantal coopette , mmmmm , Rey
19  (17%)
dhig , JRabbits , Moein , Kaltir , wrmbreze , Mr.Zombie , Jon S , HomuHomu , GONE! , PropertyOfPotter
10  (9%)
mizzmilla
1  (1%)
RuMaRo34 , mandaj
2  (2%)
Taylor , ZenaidaMacroura , Screen Door , AngelvMaynard , potstickers , Starkiller87 , Ghost , Jimbo Jones , Jaimes , P'Gell , Beck , ellejay , guard083 , Waterfall , sexyintexas , SiNn , Powder , The Curious Couple , Rossie , Lummox , Bignuf , unfulfilled , Stagger13 , slynch , js250 , WhoopieDoo , Callisto , ashdbash , Megan Jean , jedent , The Mother of a SiNner , Forever17 , HippieFeet , PeaceToTheMiddleEast , HarlequinBunnie , KyotoAngel , remember.me , Princess Zelda , DreamWolf
39  (35%)
ily , Lola Park , Terri69 , Stinkytofu10 , Missmarc , FHeemz , Ganconagh
7  (6%)
Total votes: 111
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Taylor Taylor
My favorite is Stand by Me, which I think was based on his story The Body.
08/28/2011
ZenaidaMacroura ZenaidaMacroura
I like Stand by Me, the Shawshank Redemption, and The Green Mile. But I really prefer his books to his movies. They are just so much better in every way.
08/28/2011
Peggi Peggi
It was a tough choice between Pet Cemetery and Storm of the Century, but I chose Storm of the Century, because since I was young and had just fallen in love with these types of movies, I felt it was a bit more frightening of a concept, as it was more realistic than zombie pets lol.

It also changed the song for me, forever lol
08/28/2011
I'll Miss You EF :( I'll Miss You EF :(
I voted for Thinner, but I could have just as easily voted for Children of the Corn, Pet Semetary, Christine, The Mist, The Ward, or It.
I love Stephen King.
Thinner was probably his first movie I saw, and it has just stuck in my mind!
08/28/2011
Screen Door Screen Door
Shawshank Redemption or The Shining
08/28/2011
Ace <3 Ace <3
i still am freaked out by storm of the century. i think its how they portray andre lenoge...but i love his movies!
08/28/2011
AngelvMaynard AngelvMaynard
My favorite Stephen King book is The Stand. I'm holding out hope the new movie being made is going to be better than the last. The shining would be my current fav.
08/28/2011
cheetahpita cheetahpita
I don't think I've seen them all, but the Shining probably takes the cake.
08/28/2011
potstickers potstickers
I've only seen The Green Mile, It, and Rose Red.
08/28/2011
Ansley Ansley
Out of that list, The Storm of the Century. Out of all of his movies---IT, The Shining and Rose Red are the best, imo. They're just good ghost stories.
08/28/2011
That Man from Mars That Man from Mars
hard to choose. i think most of the films are terrible, but the books are amazing, especially Thinner and The Stand.
08/28/2011
Starkiller87 Starkiller87
Shawshank redemption. If were talking about books of his than the long walk.
08/28/2011
mizzmilla mizzmilla
Fire starter was my favorite book and movie, but the langoliers was also a fantastic movie.
08/29/2011
One of Five One of Five
Huge Stephen King nerd here...

top 3 favorite movies:
The Stand
Shawshank Redemption
The Green Mile
(Rose Red is 4th)

top 3 favorite books:
The Gunslinger
The Long Walk
Rose Madder
(Tommyknockers is 4th)

top 3 short stories/novellas:
Apt Pupil
The Shawshank Redemption
You Know They've Got a Hell of a Band
(coming in 4th is Dolan's Cadillac)
08/29/2011
JRabbits JRabbits
I put Pet Cemetary, it's one of my favorites though you had a few on the list that I also love. But my ultimate favorite is "IT." That clown cracks me up! And he scares my sister so it's easy to torture her when the mood strikes, just bring up a picture of It onto the computer and call her over to see this "awesome picture". . . *sighs* it always works.
08/29/2011
Ghost Ghost
Dude, you forgot the LANGOLIERS! lol
08/29/2011
Howells Howells
What about The Shining?
08/29/2011
Jimbo Jones Jimbo Jones
Stanley Kubrick's The Shining is absolutely amazing. Shawshank Redemption is excellent as well. The Shawshank redemption isn't really horror though, so I'd have to give it to The Shining for a Stephen King movie that fits in that genre.
08/29/2011
Ansley Ansley
Quote:
Originally posted by One of Five
Huge Stephen King nerd here...

top 3 favorite movies:
The Stand
Shawshank Redemption
The Green Mile
(Rose Red is 4th)

top 3 favorite books:
The Gunslinger
The Long Walk
Rose Madder
(Tommyknockers is ...
I still, for the life of me, do not understand why they haven't made Rose Madder into a movie. It would be so freakin' awesome!
08/29/2011
Jaimes Jaimes
I would have to say Shawshank Redemption and Delores Claiborne. Kathy Bates is amazing, and that movie was a very real kind of disturbing.
08/29/2011
P'Gell P'Gell
Stand By Me The Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile.

His less paranormal books and stories tend to translate into movies better. Also, the second try of The Shining. The made for TV one, was much truer to the book than the Kubrick's version with Jack Nickelson. (which I obviously can't spell.) Kubrick's was so far from the book, even though it was scary. I liked the made for TV movie, which King actually liked better himself. He actually hated Kubrick's version as Kubrick strayed so far from the actual book and Nickelson was obviously already insane from the beginning. The entire book was about a man's descent into insanity without even being sure the house was totally involved, not a crazy guy in a haunted house acting nutty. Kubrick didn't get it.
08/29/2011
P'Gell P'Gell
Quote:
Originally posted by Jimbo Jones
Stanley Kubrick's The Shining is absolutely amazing. Shawshank Redemption is excellent as well. The Shawshank redemption isn't really horror though, so I'd have to give it to The Shining for a Stephen King movie that fits in that genre.
Actually close to half of King's published writing has either only small amounts to no paranormal activity. IMO, some of his best work is the less horrific stuff, although the book IT is amazing.
08/29/2011
Beck Beck
It, Cujo, Tommy Knockers, Rose Red, Delores Claiborne, Misery. These are my Favorites, number one would have to be Rose Red.
08/29/2011
systematicweasel systematicweasel
You have a lot of good picks on here, my faves would have to be:

1408
The Mist
IT
The Shining
Misery
And a few others that I cant' remember lol
08/29/2011
sktb0007 sktb0007
Quote:
Originally posted by I'll Miss You EF :(
I voted for Thinner, but I could have just as easily voted for Children of the Corn, Pet Semetary, Christine, The Mist, The Ward, or It.
I love Stephen King.
Thinner was probably his first movie I saw, and it has just stuck in my mind!
Thinner was odd, I think it would stick in anyones mind
08/29/2011
sktb0007 sktb0007
Quote:
Originally posted by Ghost
Dude, you forgot the LANGOLIERS! lol
lol that is why i have "other" I know i didnt post them all
08/29/2011
sktb0007 sktb0007
Quote:
Originally posted by AngelvMaynard
My favorite Stephen King book is The Stand. I'm holding out hope the new movie being made is going to be better than the last. The shining would be my current fav.
I want to see the old movie, havent seen it yet
08/29/2011
sktb0007 sktb0007
Quote:
Originally posted by Beck
It, Cujo, Tommy Knockers, Rose Red, Delores Claiborne, Misery. These are my Favorites, number one would have to be Rose Red.
Rose Red was EXCELLENT!
08/29/2011
guard083 guard083
I liked The shining, Secret window, Green mile and Pet Sematary
08/29/2011
Waterfall Waterfall
My favorite movies were The Shining and Shawshank Redemption. I read The Stand and want to see the movie sometime soon.
08/29/2011
Ansley Ansley
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Originally posted by guard083
I liked The shining, Secret window, Green mile and Pet Sematary
Secret Window is a guilty pleasure of mine. No one else I know likes it, so I watch it by myself when I'm feeling a little out there.
08/29/2011
sexyintexas sexyintexas
While I love everything King, I have to agree with Beck on Rose Red. I loved it!
08/29/2011
Starkiller87 Starkiller87
Quote:
Originally posted by Ghost
Dude, you forgot the LANGOLIERS! lol
When I first watched the Langoliers and Dream catcher for that matter I was just so confused about what to even think. They both blew my mind. I really wish there was a commentary feature for these, just to hear what the hell they were thinking. So bad, so funny, so amazing.
08/29/2011
acessorie acessorie
If he's writing it I'm there!
08/29/2011
wetone123 wetone123
IT, Langoliers, Tommyknockers, Shawshank, Stand by me, Green mile...
08/29/2011
SiNn SiNn
Quote:
Originally posted by sktb0007
be sure to tell me why it is the best in your opinion
my fav hands down is It i loveeee that movie then pet cemetary and the Stand why because well its King and hes awesome and It was teh first book that actually scared the crap out of me thata nd oen ofteh characters have my first name lol
08/29/2011
sktb0007 sktb0007
Quote:
Originally posted by SiNn
my fav hands down is It i loveeee that movie then pet cemetary and the Stand why because well its King and hes awesome and It was teh first book that actually scared the crap out of me thata nd oen ofteh characters have my first name lol
I heard the book Pet Semetary is disturbing compared to the film. Most of his books are, but I heard this one is really crazy
08/30/2011
Rin (aka Nire) Rin (aka Nire)
I've yet to see a lot of the classic Stephen King films, like Pet Sematary and The Shining.

Of the ones I've seen, it's hard for me to pick between The Mist and 1408. Both are really good, and 1408 is a little bit scarier, I think, but I voted for The Mist because (spoiler alert) the ending was just so damn brutal and powerful. Apparently even King himself wished he'd thought of it (since the story ends differently).
08/30/2011
sktb0007 sktb0007
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Originally posted by Rin (aka Nire)
I've yet to see a lot of the classic Stephen King films, like Pet Sematary and The Shining.

Of the ones I've seen, it's hard for me to pick between The Mist and 1408. Both are really good, and 1408 is a little bit scarier, I think, ...
Yes the ending was crazy!!
08/31/2011
Princess-Kayla ♥ Princess-Kayla ♥
The Green Mile
09/04/2011
Rossie Rossie
Pet Sematary and The Shining are my top favorites, and I like all the rest of his work too.
09/04/2011
Lummox Lummox
The Green Mile, The Shining, The Mist.
09/14/2011
Ash1141 Ash1141
Storm of the Century, Pet Sematary and Children of the Corn.
09/20/2011
RuMaRo34 RuMaRo34
I picked Christine. I loved that movie. I had a dream about a car, like Christine, after I watched it. (I think it was Christine that I watched.) All of them are good movies to me. I like his movies.
09/26/2011
T&A1987 T&A1987
Sadly, the movies never hold up. That's why I'm slightly relieved that the dark tower project fell through.
09/27/2011
unfulfilled unfulfilled
I had to choose other and it's Rose Red. That's a great movie and tend to watch it anytime it comes out.
09/27/2011
MeganD. MeganD.
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Originally posted by Ansley
Out of that list, The Storm of the Century. Out of all of his movies---IT, The Shining and Rose Red are the best, imo. They're just good ghost stories.
I can totally get on board with some Rose Red- as long as I have nothing to do for about 5 hours! Hahaha!
09/28/2011
Ansley Ansley
Quote:
Originally posted by MeganD.
I can totally get on board with some Rose Red- as long as I have nothing to do for about 5 hours! Hahaha!
Oh absolutely! And it's totally the only movie/show/whatever with Nancy Travis in it that I could stand. They really hit the nail on the head when they cast her in that role.
09/28/2011
Sex'и'Violence Sex'и'Violence
Storm of the Century for sure.
09/28/2011
Jaimes Jaimes
Reading everyone's picks, I forget just how many Stephen King films there are! I love just about all of them!
11/15/2011
chicken12 chicken12
Secret Window because it has Johnny Depp.
11/15/2011
wrmbreze wrmbreze
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Originally posted by JRabbits
I put Pet Cemetary, it's one of my favorites though you had a few on the list that I also love. But my ultimate favorite is "IT." That clown cracks me up! And he scares my sister so it's easy to torture her when the mood strikes, ...
I hate that movie because of the stupid clown. IT FREAKS ME OUT!!!
11/19/2011
Lavender420 Lavender420
The Mist!
11/19/2011
Stagger13 Stagger13
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Originally posted by sktb0007
be sure to tell me why it is the best in your opinion
I always thought the Shining was pretty good.
11/20/2011
slynch slynch
Here's a few of my favorites from the ones that are not in the poll:

Carrie
The Shining
Stand By Me
The Running Man
It
The Shawshank Redemption
The Green Mile
11/20/2011
js250 js250
Quote:
Originally posted by Taylor
My favorite is Stand by Me, which I think was based on his story The Body.
Mine, too. It is. I also love Green Mile.
11/20/2011
aimtoplease aimtoplease
voted for the most because the ending is pure misery...classic king
11/20/2011
WhoopieDoo WhoopieDoo
My favorite Steven King movie so far is The Green Mile


Side note: I didn't know they made a movie out of Desperation....but when I read it, I thought, "Wow, this would make a shitty movie."
11/20/2011
Callisto Callisto
Quote:
Originally posted by sktb0007
be sure to tell me why it is the best in your opinion
IT and The Shawshank Redemption.
12/05/2011
ashdbash ashdbash
Quote:
Originally posted by sktb0007
be sure to tell me why it is the best in your opinion
The Green Mile, movie was very well done and could stand on its own. Also it is one of the few movies that almost measures up to the book.
12/05/2011
SexyTabby SexyTabby
Out of the ones you listed The Stand followed by The Storm of the Century. But there are soooo many good movies that Stephen King was a part of that I couldn't choose just one to be a favorite. I really love Shawshank Redemption and Green Mile too as well as The Shinning and It (creepy clown factor).
12/05/2011
Daddy Daddy
Quote:
Originally posted by Ansley
I still, for the life of me, do not understand why they haven't made Rose Madder into a movie. It would be so freakin' awesome!
Agreed!
12/06/2011
klyte klyte
Children of the Corn is nostalgic for me.
12/19/2011
Megan Jean Megan Jean
Misery!!!!
I have an actress crush on Cathy Bates.
12/20/2011
GONE! GONE!
Pet Semetary! It's funny and creepy at the same time.
12/20/2011
jedent jedent
mangler.
12/20/2011
chantal coopette chantal coopette
by far one of the best ever
01/17/2012
Forever17 Forever17
there all good but cats eye the lil guy is soo creepy!!!
01/20/2012
Terri69 Terri69
I don't like scary movies anymore! I use to when I was young...
07/08/2012
LadyDarknezz LadyDarknezz
My mother and I pretty much had our own little mini Stephen King book club. We both really enjoyed reading Storm of the Century together and we had a bonding moment when we saw the movie together for the first time, too. My overall favorite of his is the Shawshank Redemption. I can watch that movie a million times a day and never get tired of it. The same goes for that novella; it was a damn good read!
07/08/2012
HippieFeet HippieFeet
I really like IT!! I remember everyone when I was little thinking it was so scary.
07/08/2012
PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
I am a huge Stephen King fan. You did not have Needful things up there. Love the movie but the book was even better. "It" still gives me night mares but I love to watch it.
07/08/2012
chantalgiardina chantalgiardina
Quote:
Originally posted by sktb0007
be sure to tell me why it is the best in your opinion
children of the corn adn dream catcher
07/08/2012
HarlequinBunnie HarlequinBunnie
Quote:
Originally posted by sktb0007
be sure to tell me why it is the best in your opinion
The Shining of course or The Stand.

The Shining has Jack Nicholson and Shelly Duvall as a married couple which cracks me up. Of course Jack's character goes crazy and he plays crazy quite well. The history of an old hotel where murders have taken place, classic. The little boy going on and on about "Tony" and crying out REDRUM over and over. My mom and kids love that flick too.

The Stand because of the post apocalyptic message. Good verses Bad, Heaven and Hell, everyone just dropping dead with no cure. Wonderful.
07/10/2012
Stinkytofu10 Stinkytofu10
Quote:
Originally posted by sktb0007
be sure to tell me why it is the best in your opinion
I am not a big fan of Stephen King.
07/10/2012
Vaginas Vaginas
Quote:
Originally posted by sktb0007
be sure to tell me why it is the best in your opinion
the shinning and IT will forever be my favorites
07/11/2012
PropertyOfPotter PropertyOfPotter
I will always think of Pet Sematary when I think of Stephen King. It's my favorite because that's what I associate him with. I LOVE a lot of his movies, but that one takes me back to my childhood!
07/11/2012
KyotoAngel KyotoAngel
I haven't seen all those but I love Pet Sematary and The Stand.
Pet Sematary II was alright, but really doesn't compare to the first one in my opinion.
07/12/2012
remember.me remember.me
Stand by Me and Green Mile for sure. I try to avoid overly scary movies in general though.
07/12/2012
Princess Zelda Princess Zelda
Silver bullet or Rose red
07/22/2012
DreamWolf DreamWolf
Other, haven't seen/read all of these/them, so I couldn't tell because of that... ^^
08/07/2012
DreamWolf DreamWolf
Other, haven't seen/read all of these/them, so I couldn't tell because of that... ^^
08/07/2012
SkylarrStarr SkylarrStarr
Of the ones on the list, Thinnner...so good! But Stand By Me is my ultimate favorite of his.
08/07/2012
Falsepast Falsepast
I LOOOOOVVVVVVEEE 1408. So beautiful.
08/07/2012
Ganconagh Ganconagh
Not a fan at all
08/07/2012
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