Hollywood has been knocking on Stephan King’s door ever since it started publishing in the 90s. The audience loves his movies and we can’t help but crave for more. Over the past couple of years, the renaissance of this movie star back into the zeitgeist has been a godsend for all his fans, both new and old.
To celebrate his amazing journey as a novelist and a movie star, we’ve decided to give you guys a definitive ranking of every Stephan King Movie from worst to best. This excludes the little series and made-for-TV films he shot.
So, let’s get the party started!
15. The Lawnmower Man (1992)
The Lawnmower Man was probably the only Stephan King adaption that received the dishonor of its author legally excluding his name from the production. It is also considered as one of the most absurd and misguided adult horror films ever produced in the cinema industry.
14. The Dark Tower (2017)
The Dark Tower (2017) is a great mess, from the beginning to its end. This film totally alienates the fan base that was built from the books, while also deciding to sanitize and normalize the mythology and violence of the given property.
13. Cell (2016)
The only thing that was good about this film is that it reunited the “1408” costars. Cell (2016) is an extremely boring movie as nothing is exciting or scary from start to end.
12. Carrie (2013)
If you are a Stephan King’s true fan, chances are that you have already seen this movie. It is not as bad as the other films, but it completely failed to modernize the remake for today’s audience.
11. The Mangler (1995)
The Manglers (1995) is one of those movies that viewers turn off before it even gets a chance to display those end credits.
10. Dreamcatcher (2003)
Contrary to the popular opinion given regarding this piece, the Dreamcatcher (2003) wasn’t a total disaster.
9. Hearts in Atlantis (2001)
Hearts in Atlantis (2001) is great proof of the fact that a film doesn’t only need skilled actors to become a hit. It needs a kick-ass script (which, unfortunately, this film didn’t have)
8. Sleepwalkers (1992)
The Sleepwalkers does have some of its charms, such as hints of campy fun, unabashed sleaziness, and some impressive SFX work.
7. A Good Marriage (2014)
We particularly liked watching A Good Marriage, mainly because of the killer performances delivered by the cast, including Joan Allen, Anthony LaPaglia, and Stephan Lang. However, we think that the film did not have enough material to be spread out throughout the feature.
6. Pet Sematary (2019)
The Pet Sematary (2019) failed to provide an edgier and more predictable feature film for the newer generation. It didn’t include enough unique horror scenes or effects to connect with its target audience.
5. Maximum Overdrive (1986)
The viewers expected a lot from this film, but alas, it failed to deliver and was quite chaotic if we are being honest.
4. Graveyard Shift (1990)
Aside from the remarkable performances and (monsters) in the Graveyard Shift, no one is ever going to remember this film.
3. Carrie (1976)
Carrie (1976) definitely put the author and the director of the movie, Brian De Palma, on the radar.
2. The Shawshank Redemption:
Few films are truly unforgettable and get the highest ratings. The Shawshank Redemption was undoubtedly one of them.
1. The Shining (1980)
The Shining (1980) is probably one of the best Stephan King films ever produced. This film effortlessly remained on the pop culture charts for more than 40 years.