Our Favorite Stephen King Inspired Movies / Films

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Stephen King earned his stripes as a Master of Horror and a personal favorite around Hell Horror. Of course, we included Carrie, Firestarter, The Shining, Salem’s Lot but there are so much more to include. Some films may not have followed the books/novels/short stories correctly, so we decided to make a single HUGE list of all of our favorite Stephen King-inspired movies that are scored and ranked. Makes we want to sit down and have a Stephen King movie marathon.

Stephen King Movies Inspired by his written works

Best Movies

The Shining (1980)

The Shining (1980)
Our Score: 9/10   IMDB Score: 8.4/10

Jack Nicholson, Barry Dennen, Burnell Tucker, David Baxt, Manning Redwood


The Running Man (1987)

The Running Man (1987)
Our Score: 8/10   IMDB Score: 6.6/10

Lin Shaye, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Thomas Rosales Jr., Sven-Ole Thorsen, George P. Wilbur


Creepshow (1982)

Creepshow (1982)
Our Score: 7/10   IMDB Score: 6.9/10

Tom Savini, Stephen King, Adrienne Barbeau, David Early, Tom Atkins


1408 (2007)

1408 (2007)
Our Score: 8/10   IMDB Score: 6.8/10

Samuel L. Jackson, Tony Shalhoub, Paul Birchard, Kate Walsh, John Cusack


Carrie (Remake) (2013)

Carrie (Remake) (2013)
Our Score: 8/10   IMDB Score: 5.9/10

Julianne Moore, Chris Britton, Judy Greer, Chloë Grace Moretz, Kim Roberts


The Mist (2007)

The Mist (2007)
Our Score: 7/10   IMDB Score: 7.2/10

David Jensen, William Sadler, Thomas Jane, Toby Jones, James Paul


Silver Bullet (1985)

Silver Bullet (1985)
Our Score: 7/10   IMDB Score: 6.4/10

Corey Haim, William Newman, Laura Warner, Bill Smitrovich, Julius LeFlore


Cat's Eye (1985)

Cat's Eye (1985)
Our Score: 8/10   IMDB Score: 6.2/10

Frank Welker, Charles S. Dutton, Drew Barrymore, James Rebhorn, James Woods


Secret Window (2004)

Secret Window (2004)
Our Score: 7/10   IMDB Score: 6.6/10

Johnny Depp, Charles S. Dutton, Maria Bello, Vlasta Vrana, John Turturro


The Dead Zone (1983)

The Dead Zone (1983)
Our Score: 8/10   IMDB Score: 7.2/10

Christopher Walken, Tom Skerritt, Martin Sheen, Hardee T. Lineham, Anthony Zerbe


Cujo (1983)

Cujo (1983)
Our Score: 6/10   IMDB Score: 6.0/10

Dee Wallace, Daniel Hugh Kelly, Ed Lauter, Robert Craighead, Christopher Stone


Misery (1990)

Misery (1990)
Our Score: 5/10   IMDB Score: 7.8/10

Archie Hahn, Frances Sternhagen, John Michael Quinn, Kathy Bates, J.T. Walsh


Children of the Corn (1984)

Children of the Corn (1984)
Our Score: 7/10   IMDB Score: 5.6/10

R.G. Armstrong, Linda Hamilton, John Franklin, Courtney Gains, Robby Kiger


Sleepwalkers (1992)

Sleepwalkers (1992)
Our Score: 7/10   IMDB Score: 5.1/10

Ron Perlman, Stephen King, Cynthia Garris, John Landis, Michael Reid MacKay


Pet Sematary (1989)

Pet Sematary (1989)
Our Score: 6/10   IMDB Score: 6.6/10

Stephen King, Dale Midkiff, Susan Blommaert, Richard Collier, Miko Hughes


Tales from the Darkside: The Movie (1990)

Tales from the Darkside: The Movie (1990)
Our Score: 5/10   IMDB Score: 6.2/10

James Remar, Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi, Mark Margolis, Christian Slater


The Night Flier (1997)

The Night Flier (1997)
Our Score: 6/10   IMDB Score: 6.0/10

Miguel Ferrer, John Bennes, Jim Grimshaw, Rod Pearson, William Neely


Creepshow 2 (1987)

Creepshow 2 (1987)
Our Score: 6/10   IMDB Score: 6.0/10

Tom Savini, Stephen King, Tom Wright, David Holbrook, Don Harvey


Dreamcatcher (2003)

Dreamcatcher (2003)
Our Score: 6/10   IMDB Score: 5.5/10

Ty Olsson, Thomas Jane, C. Ernst Harth, Morgan Freeman, Colin Lawrence


Firestarter (1984)

Firestarter (1984)
Our Score: 5/10   IMDB Score: 6.0/10

Dick Warlock, Drew Barrymore, George P. Wilbur, Laura Warner, Martin Sheen


Children of the Corn II: The Final Sacrifice (1992)

Children of the Corn II: The Final Sacrifice (1992)
Our Score: 5/10   IMDB Score: 4.2/10

Robert C. Treveiler, Robert Harvey, Sean Bridgers, Marty Terry, Jennifer Day


Maximum Overdrive (1986)

Maximum Overdrive (1986)
Our Score: 6/10   IMDB Score: 5.4/10

Stephen King, Frankie Faison, Chris Britton, J.C. Quinn, Julius LeFlore


The Dark Half (1993)

The Dark Half (1993)
Our Score: 6/10   IMDB Score: 5.9/10

Robert Joy, David Early, Michael Rooker, Bruce Kirkpatrick, Beth Grant


Cell (2016)

Cell (2016)
Our Score: 6/10   IMDB Score: 4.3/10

Samuel L. Jackson, Lloyd Kaufman, Rory Healy, E. Roger Mitchell, Kathy Walton


Christine (1983)

Christine (1983)
Our Score: 5/10   IMDB Score: 6.6/10

Harry Dean Stanton, Stuart Charno, Kelly Preston, Bruce French, Richard Collier


The Lawnmower Man (1992)

The Lawnmower Man (1992)
Our Score: 5/10   IMDB Score: 5.4/10

Dean Norris, Frank Collison, Troy Evans, Michael Gregory, Denney Pierce


The Rage: Carrie 2 (1999)

The Rage: Carrie 2 (1999)
Our Score: 5/10   IMDB Score: 4.6/10

Robert C. Treveiler, Jason London, William Katt, Steven Ford, Mena Suvari


Quicksilver Highway (1997)

Quicksilver Highway (1997)
Our Score: 4/10   IMDB Score: 4.9/10

Kevin Grevioux, Matt Frewer, Cynthia Garris, William Knight, Veronica Cartwright


A Return to Salem's Lot (1987)

A Return to Salem's Lot (1987)
Our Score: 6/10   IMDB Score: 4.3/10

Tara Reid, Michael Moriarty, David Holbrook, Brad Rijn, Ronee Blakley


Graveyard Shift (1990)

Graveyard Shift (1990)
Our Score: 4/10   IMDB Score: 4.8/10

Brad Dourif, David Andrews, Andrew Divoff, Stephen Macht, Robert Alan Beuth


Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror (1998)

Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror (1998)
Our Score: 4/10   IMDB Score: 4.1/10

Kane Hodder, David Carradine, Fred Williamson, Jennifer Badger, Eva Mendes


Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest (1995)

Children of the Corn III: Urban Harvest (1995)
Our Score: 4/10   IMDB Score: 4.0/10

Rance Howard, Brian Peck, Charlize Theron, Anthony Hickox, Michael Ensign


The Mangler (1995)

The Mangler (1995)
Our Score: 4/10   IMDB Score: 4.0/10

Robert Englund, Ted Levine, Demetre Phillips, Danny Keogh, Nan Hamilton


Children of the Corn: Revelation (2001)

Children of the Corn: Revelation (2001)
Our Score: 3/10   IMDB Score: 3.4/10

Michael Ironside, Crystal Lowe, Kyle Cassie, Ron Selmour, John Destry



This list has been narrowed to include films within the horror, sci-fi, fantasy, and thriller genres.

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Most importantly, big thank you to Stephen King who has dedicated his life to inspiring and amazing us with his literary works.

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