Stephen King movies aren’t all great, that’s why Stars & Popcorn is here!
Stephen King is easily one of the most prolific writers of all time. So, it makes sense that there would be a ton of movies and tv series based on his work. Let’s face it though, not all Stephen King movies are, well, good. However, there are a few diamonds in the rough out there. Luckily for you, you don’t have to sit through dozens and dozens of terrible films to find them. That’s right, I took this noble burden upon myself to bring you the 10 Best Stephen King Movies.sat through several pretty terrible movies for you, the fans, because I know your time is valuable. Besides, I wasn’t really doing anything anyway.
Hopefully, this list of Stephen King Movies saves you from watching some terrible flicks. I mean, the other option would be reading a few thousand pages, and who does that anymore? So get set, because this list is coming in hot.
10. The Running Man
This 1987 “classic” comes in at number 10. I know you’re thinking, “what an unconventional choice. How bold!” Seriously though, this is not only one of the better Stephen King movies, but it’s probably one of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s. It’s a look at a dystopian future, where the well to do watch the have not’s fight for their lives in a gladiatorial-esque televised event against the likes of Buzzsaw, Dynamo, and Captain Freedom. Unfortunately for them, Schwarzenegger is tossed into the mix and they’re faced with the most brutal (and pun filled) fight for their lives. Besides, it’s fun to look back and laugh at how the 80’s saw the future (it’s set in 2017). The death matches don’t start until next year.
9. The Mist
This is probably the most controversial of the Stephen King movies on this list. A lot of people don’t like it because of the ending, but even King said it was better than the book. I mean, imagine that. A movie better than the book? Take that book nerds! It’s about a small town enveloped by a mysterious mist filled with monsters. Of course, it takes a whole heart of darkness turn when people start turning on each other, but hey we’ve got plenty of that already. Like I said, a lot of people weren’t huge fans of the movie, but I think it’s classic King. Besides, it can’t be that bad, they’re making a television series based on it.
I’ll admit, I’m a big John Cusack fan. So, I like to try to work him in on most lists some how. Lucky for me, he was actually in one of the better Stephen King movies. 1408 is one of the more recent adaptations to hit the big screen, but it’s definitely one of the better ones. It features a haunted hotel room with a history of terrible tragedies and a ghost debunker hoping to write his best book to date. Unfortunately, he meets his match when he finally discovers a true haunting that could just be the end of him. Sold yet? Well, what if I told you that Samuel L. Jackson also appears in the film? Yeah, I knew you’d like that.