What are your favorite Stephen King movies?

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  1. Horror/Thriller ones that is. After my girlfriend and I saw The Mist, I asked her what Stephen King movies she's seen and I guess she hasn't even seen Pet Semetary! There's a few I haven't seen either but I'm just curious what everyone's favorites are so I get some suggestions.
     
  2. Leah

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    The Shining is by far the best Stephen King movie...Pet Semetary was okay, most of the others are complete shit.

    I guess 1408 was decent.
     
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    The original made for TV movie for Salem's Lot. It was actually a mini-series and for it's time (1979), it was pretty spooky. David Soul and Lance Kerwin (James at 16) - did a pretty good job. Because it was a mini series it pretty much matched the book. The re-make made for TV movie with Rob Lowe...sucked.
     
  4. i tried to get her to watch the shining but it was freaking her out too much. it was late at night and when a creepy part came along, she would close her eyes and fall asleep :rofl: i'm gonna have to make her man up this week.
     
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    The Shinning was my favorite then it would have to be 1408.
     
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    It's kinda funny that Stephen King hated the Stanley Kubrick version of The Shining - considered a classic by most - because it deviated so much from the book. He hated it so much that he wrote the teleplay of the HORRIBLE TV version that they made back in 1997. If anyone saw it...all 273 minutes of it...you would have been praying for "Jack" to ax his family to death and get it over with.
     
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    I'd have to say I thought the Mist was pretty badass and for you non horror lovers Shawshank is a classic
     
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    Shawshank. I don't think I've liked any of his other movies.
     
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    I wanna say the Langoliers. I loved it
     
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    Shining - Cujo
     
  11. hell yeah. i watched it when it was on TV and haven't seen it since but i downloaded it the other day. just waiting on an evening where i have 3 hours to spare to watch it.
     
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    maximum overdrive (sort of a guilty pleasure, i know it's a pretty stupid movie)
    shawshank
    1408
     
  13. come on over here, sugar buns! this machine just called me an asshole! :rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
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    That one had the dude from wings in it didnt it?
     
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    the stand > *
     
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    Nguyen89 I recycle gold. OT Supporter

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    read Cell in the summer hope it'll be a good movie
     
  17. yup. it sucked.
     
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    If you liked Cell, go back to the original world ender The Stand. Great book, better than Cell by a long shot.

    Movies - Shawshank, The Shining, The Stand mini was ok
     
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    The Shining sucked, let me be the first and only person to say it.

    Shawshank Redemption is relatively unquestionably the best film based on his work, although I hear the adaptation takes a great deal of literary license with the original material, after all a short story of 20ish pages turned into a 200 page screenplay.

    Stand by Me is also an awesome film, although I'm unsure of how accurate an adaptation that is as well.
     
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    Stand by Me is also an awesome film, although I'm unsure of how accurate an adaptation that is as well.[/quote]

    Stand By me is a very close adaptation as the story is only a novella. An excellent flick.
     
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    the mist was pretty fuckin good, though i don't recall norton being black in the book.
     
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    Stand By me is a very close adaptation as the story is only a novella. An excellent flick.[/QUOTE]
    No particular order, but these are probably the better of the bunch:

    The Shinning
    The Mist
    1408
    Shawshank Redemption
    Green Mile
    Christine
    Pet Semetary

    Forgot to add Stand by Me.

    The Langoliers was a piece of shit, well the story was good, the FX just killed it.
     
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    the DEAD ZONE? FIRESTARTER?? MISERY???
     
  25. nozoki

    nozoki Hail to the king, baby.

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    Creepshow and Cat's Eye are great.
     

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