Stephen King is one of the most prolific writers of our time, and also one of the most successful in terms of having his works adapted for the big and small screen. Movies considered all-time classics, like The Shining, Carrie, Misery, and The Shawshank Redemption are all adapted King works.
Cheryl Eddy at io9.com has taken the time to rank all 58 of Stephen King’s TV and movie adaptations (obscure short films excluded), and the list is fascinating.
Undoubtedly, the top ten will spur some discussion among any group of King fans. The aforementioned adaptations are all high on the list, but I found a few that I would have ranked higher (The Mist, starring Thomas Jane, is one of them) and one or two that I would consider overrated. Pet Semetary comes in a little low on this list for my taste, and Dolores Claiborne is ranked a little higher than it should be, in my opinion. The Dead Zone is high on the list, as is Cujo, and the TV miniseries IT.
Take a look and see what you think. Where are your favorites ranked?