There were horror writers before Stephen King, and there will almost certainly be horror writers after Stephen King, but there will never be another writer as able to capture the world's imagination so thoroughly with his ability to terrify in one moment and inspire hope in the next.
Not only has King written nearly 90 bone-chilling and engrossing books in his decades-long career, his work has also been adapted for film or TV nearly 80 times.
Of course, the problem with adapting a book to film is that the film version rarely lives up to the book.
With that said, out of nearly 80 adaptions, a few have to go right sometimes. While its too soon to say how The Stand will fare, we can recommend these 10 movies, which we consider the best Stephen King movies ever made.
2. The Green Mile (1999)
One of King's greatest masterpieces, The Green Mile transitions seamlessly from the page to the screen. Tom Hanks plays Paul Edgecomb, a death row prison guard who has to confront his own values when he meets a convicted child rapist with the mysterious power to heal any injury or illness. This darkly moving movie offers an important commentary on the racist nature of the American prison system and paints a vivid picture of the importance of mercy.