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Old 08-24-2011, 11:46 AM
What are your favorite 3 Stephen King movies?

1. Carrie '76 - I saw this by 1994 when I was 13 and I liked it. I saw the remake in 2002 and it went on my worst movies of the year list

2. The Shining '80 - I saw this by 1995 when I was 14 and I thought it was average then. I watched it again older and liked it more. I saw the remake of this too in 1997 but I wasn't doing worst of lists yet

3. Silver Bullet '85 - I saw this in 1988 which is the reason I picked this one. I was only 7! I don't know if I'd like this now. Cinemax was showing it!

Stephen King's It '90 - I saw this in 4th grade when it premiered on ABC. I was not scared by this movie at all... I was kind of bored! The 1st half half is better than the 2nd half. I know Pennywise scared people but he just came off to me as another Freddy - I read the book and it was better. I liked Pennywise but he wasn't scary. He's not even in the movie that much.

Misery '90 - I did not like the movie in 5th grade. It was too boring for me then. But, I watched it again in college and liked it.

Pet Semetary '89 - I saw this at a cousin's house in 1990! I did not like this movie that year. I haven't seen it since. I saw the sequel in 1992 and it was even worse

Christine '83 - My mother tried to talk me into seeing this in the 90's. It just did not work for me then.

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Here's the non-horror!

Shawshank Redemption '94 - I had to see this in High School for a paper! I thought this movie was ok and I a'ced the paper. The teacher did fast forward past certain scenes - I know this is an R-rated movie and I don't even know if he was suppose to be showing it.

Stand by Me '86 - This was an ok movie for a kid.
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Old 08-24-2011, 04:38 PM
The Shawshank Redemption (I think this'll be most people's number one)
The Shining
The Mist


I also love Cujo, Misery, Silver Bullet, Pet Semetary, and Christine. It's been ages since I've seen The Green Mile, Carrie, or Stand By Me but those great too. Most of the others suck.

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Old 08-24-2011, 04:59 PM
Misery, Christine, The Mist.

The Shining is a fantastic movie but a horrible adaptation of the novel. The Shawshank Redemption is one of the most overrated films I've ever seen. I like it but it's not one of the greatest films of all time. At least in my opinion.
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Old 08-24-2011, 05:17 PM
the shining
shawshank redemption
green mile
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Old 08-24-2011, 05:27 PM
The Shining
The Shawshank Redemption
Carrie
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Old 08-24-2011, 05:32 PM
1. The Shawshank Redemption
2. Stand by Me
3. The Green Mile
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Old 08-24-2011, 06:52 PM
The Shawshank Redemption
The Green Mile
The Mist
Christine
The Shining
Stand By Me


I couldn't pick just 3.
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Old 08-24-2011, 07:16 PM
The Night Flier
The Night Flier
The Night Flier
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Old 08-24-2011, 07:45 PM
Picks based upon from book/short story/novella:

The Green Mile
The Shawshank Redemption (Rita Hayworth...)
Silver Bullet (Cycle of the Werewolf)

Honorable Mentions: Storm of the Century, The Stand (TV mini-series)
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Old 08-24-2011, 10:28 PM
1. The Shining
2. Carrie
3. Stand by Me
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Old 08-24-2011, 10:38 PM
Shawshank
Green Mile
Stand By Me

Tough call. It pains me to leave out The Shining, but there few films that manage to resonate with me on such an emotional level like those three up there.
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Old 08-24-2011, 10:54 PM
1. Shawshank Redemption
2. Stand by Me
3. The Green Mile

Honorable mentions: Dolores Claiborne, 1408, Hearts in Atlantis, The Mist, Dreamcatcher, Misery, It.

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Old 08-24-2011, 11:18 PM
In no particular order,
The Shawshank Redemption, Dead Zone, and I suppose the Running Man.

Not a big fan of The Running Man. Not as much as I was a few years ago. So I guess the order is Shawshank tied with Dead Zone , then Running Man.
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Old 10-03-2011, 03:31 AM
-I caught all these at the Theaters/Cinemas when they ran.-
1. The Green Mile (1999)
2. The Mist (2007)
3. Pet Sematary (1989)
T.V. Mini Series = Storm of the Century (1999)
----------- my hope is for a CGI (once talked about ages ago?) film of Stephen King's "The Eyes of the Dragon" and "The Girl who Loved Tom Gordon" <---live action of course.

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Old 10-03-2011, 04:23 AM
1. The Shawshank Redemption
2. The Shining
3. The Mist
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Old 10-03-2011, 05:12 AM
The Shining
Misery
Stand By Me / Secret Window
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Old 10-04-2011, 01:58 PM
Shawshank Redemption
The Green Mile
Dreamcatcher (That's right. I said Dreamcatcher)

Runners Up - The Stand (A bit on the long side)
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Old 10-06-2011, 11:52 PM
The Shining
Stand By Me
Silver Bullet

Runners up: Pet Sematary, The Mist
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Old 10-07-2011, 12:05 AM
The Shawshank Redemption
The Shining
The Mist

Honorable Mentions: IT, 1408
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Old 10-07-2011, 02:28 AM
Carrie is my absolute favorite. Brian DePalma did such a great job on King's work.

Didn't have to think that long about the other two.

The Shining, although it is actually not a very good representation of the actual book, the movie is still one of the best pieces ever made.

And, perhaps surprisingly, Dolores Claiborne. To this day I really like the pace of this movie, how the story slowly unfolds, a truly fantastic ensemble cast (Judy Parfitt is simply phenomenal!)) and very effective special effects that compliment the movie instead of overbearing them. .
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Old 10-08-2011, 12:17 PM
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Carrie is my absolute favorite. Brian DePalma did such a great job on King's work.

Didn't have to think that long about the other two.

The Shining, although it is actually not a very good representation of the actual book, the movie is still one of the best pieces ever made.

And, perhaps surprisingly, Dolores Claiborne. To this day I really like the pace of this movie, how the story slowly unfolds, a truly fantastic ensemble cast (Judy Parfitt is simply phenomenal!)) and very effective special effects that compliment the movie instead of overbearing them. .
Dolores Claiborne is pretty good ... I need to watch it again.
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Old 10-08-2011, 12:20 PM
Nobody mentioned Dreamcatcher ...
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Old 10-18-2011, 09:01 PM
Cujo
Pet Semetary
Misery
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Old 11-08-2011, 05:00 PM
The Shining
Stand By Me
The Running Man

Dead Zone and Misery are prob a three way tie with Running Man.

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Old 11-08-2011, 05:23 PM
Stand By Me - Haven't seen it in years, but is probably the best
The Dead Zone
Maximum Overdrive - Pure 80s goofiness


Dreamcatcher - I loved this one; never understood why it was so hated
The Running Man - Not really that faithful to the awesome book, but still a lot of fun
The Lawnmower Man - Disavowed by King himself, but a great look at what we thought the future was in the early 90s - also one of the best endings of all time

Didn't care for: The Stand, The Shining, The Green Mile, Misery
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Old 11-08-2011, 07:23 PM

Let's not forget Creepshow either. A childhood favorite and obsession.
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Old 11-14-2011, 09:43 AM
The Green Mile
The Shining
It

It's been years since I've seen most of these. Seen The Green Mile again a couple years ago almost every TV station played it in a span of a couple months
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Old 11-14-2011, 02:02 PM
THE SHINING
STAND BY ME
CARRIE
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Old 11-15-2011, 08:45 AM
The Shawshank Redemption
The Shining
Stand By Me
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Old 11-15-2011, 02:41 PM
The Shining

The Mist

Pet Sematary
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Old 11-15-2011, 04:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Tommy Knocker View Post
The Shining
Misery
Stand By Me / Secret Window
That's it!
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Old 11-16-2011, 06:45 PM
The Shawshank Redemption
Stand by Me
The Dead Zone
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Old 11-16-2011, 09:47 PM
Stand By Me
Creepshow
Sometimes They Come Back
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Old 01-30-2012, 11:19 PM
1. The Green Mile
2. The Shawshank Redemption
3. Pet Sematary

honorable mention:
Silver Bullet
The Shining
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Old 03-13-2012, 09:25 PM
Stand By Me(1986)
Misery(1990)
The Shawshank Redemption(1994)

I have read the novellas of The Body (Stand By Me) and Rita Hayworth and The Shawshank Redemption (The Shawshank Redemption)



I know it's only supposed to be three, but here goes...
DUH DUH DUHHHHHHHH
The Shining
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Old 04-05-2012, 08:11 PM
Carrie is the best adaptation and my favorite. It is also Kings favorite adaptation.
Shining is a close second.
My third favorite is Silver Bullet

No one mentioned Hooper's Salem's Lot which I am watching for the first time tonight. I'm 40 minutes through it and it is pretty damn great so far. Two truck drivers are delivering an unknown Crate to the mysterious house in Salem's Lot. Great suspense and quite an atmospheric movie. Writer comes back to his old town and wants to write about the creepy Marston house where a very suspicious man is living. Love movies like this. The story is somewhat like Fright Night but a little more based on the House. Of course way less 80s and campy. Still has a little humor though which is good.

Firestarter is another one that doesn't get mentioned very often but is very solid. Great score and Drew Barrymore. Kind of like a Twilight Zone.

And no one me

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Old 04-06-2012, 08:42 PM
I wish some filmmaker would have the balls to adapt Rage for the silver screen. But in today's politically correct, pussified, emasculated culture; I well know it will never see the light of day.
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Old 06-11-2012, 05:54 PM
1.) The Shining
2.) Stand By Me
3.) Misery
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Old 06-11-2012, 06:22 PM
1. The Shawshank Redemption
2. The Shining
3. Carrie


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Old 06-12-2012, 05:18 PM
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Nobody mentioned Dreamcatcher ...
Nightscare did...For me it's..

The Shawshank Redemption

The Dead Zone

The Mist
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