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The Best Movies Based on Stephen King Books

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Horror writer Stephen King ranks among the most prolific of contemporary American authors. This is a complete list of feature films based on his writings, including work written under the pseudonym Richard Bachman, and the sequels to films based on Stephen King books. The rankings are determined by the votes of Ranker users.

With the Ron Howard serialized retelling of King's epic "Dark Tower" series hitting screens any year now, what better time to look back on the man's long and storied list of adaptations? (NOTE: King's short stories, novellas, and other work has also inspired numerous TV shows and miniseries, but that's a list for another day.)
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    The Shawshank Redemption

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    1980 More
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    1990 More
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    1999 More
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    1986 More
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    1976 More
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    1989 More
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    1983 More
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    1990 More
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    The Stand

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    1979 More
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    1983 More
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    Secret Window

    2004 More
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    1983 More
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    The Running Man

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    2007 More
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    2007 More
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    1984 More
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    1984 More
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    Dreamcatcher

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    1993 More
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    1985 More
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    Dolores Claiborne

    1995 More
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    1998 More
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    1993 More
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    The Langoliers

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    1987 More
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    1996 More
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    1986 More
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    2001 More
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