Author Stephen King has had unbelievable success in having his work translated to the big screen. Although King has sometimes been criticized over the years for his sentimentality and a knack for convention, there’s no doubt his work has been remarkable in making the leap to a film world that has proven anything but straightforward.
You only have to take a glance at the list of King adaptations to see just how successful and prolific the author’s work is on the silver screen. Along with 2013’s Carrie reboot, his 2009 novel, Under the Dome, was successfully turned into a record-breaking drama on CBS. Additionally, an adaptation of The Dark Tower series — which King refers to as his magnum opus — looks like it will soon make the leap to the TV and the movie screen, while new adaptations of The Stand and It loom in the near future.
For now, here’s a list of the top five Stephen King film adaptations.