Stephen King

Stephen Edwin King is the king of the horror and suspense genre. He is an American author, who writes in horror, suspense, crime, supernatural-fiction, science-fiction, and fantasy genres. His books have sold more than 350 million copies, and many have been adapted into television series, movies, and comic books. And here are some of the best Stephen King movies on Netflix, available across the world.

7. Christine:

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Christine is a horror and thriller film about a boy who buys a car with an evil mind of its own and the boy experiences some terrible happenings with his evil car. Director John Carpenter created this gem which is based on Stephen King's 1983 book Christine. John assembled the awesome cast of John Stockwell, Keith Gordon, Alexandra Paul, and Harry Dean Stanton. The director made this movie into a surprisingly watchable movie in those times, and now it is also available on Netflix.

6. Carrie:

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When Stephen King was going through a hard phase in his life, he wrote about a bullied teenage girl with some telekinetic powers that take out an act of brutal revenge. This 1974 book was a huge hit and two years later director Brian De Palma turned this book into a movie starring Sissy Spacek. Carrie became one of the most popular films of that decade, but the coming sequels of this movie came to be disappointing for the audience. And by avoiding the sequels you can easily watch Carrie on Netflix.

5. The Mist:


‘The Walking Dead’ is one of the most popular series in today's time, which is created by Frank Darabont. But before ‘The Walking Dead’ Frank Darabont adapted many Stephen King books on the big screen and one of them was ‘The Mist' starring Marcia Hayden, Thomas Jane, and Laurie Holden. It is a fiction about a haunted mist that spreads across a town with a thunderstorm and traps a group of people into a store, which eventually turns into an evil survival game. This is movie is available on Netflix, and it can easily make you feel dreadful.

4. Misery:


Stephen King wrote most of his books from his fears and shocks. Director Rob Reiner turned his book named ‘Misery’ into a masterful movie starring Kathy Bates and James Cann in 1990. In the movie, a novelist meets with a car accident and gets rescued by an obsessed fan, only to discover that he is her prisoner now. Misery on Netflix is a psychological thriller which is a treat to watch with a lot of thrill and fear.

3. The Shining:


Stanley Kubrick's 1980 adaptation of Stephen King's book ‘The Shining’ is a modern-day horror film. The film's central character is an aspiring writer and a recovering alcoholic who begins working as a caretaker of an isolated historic hotel and things take a weird turn when he founds that some people of his hotel have psychic and telepathic powers. The Shining is available on Netflix and its reputation is growing with the passing years.

2. The Green Mile:


Being a huge fan of Stephen King's stories, the director Frank Darabont again took a story from Stephen King's book. This time it was a prison story with a supernatural twist. This story revolves around a massive African-American innocent man who is falsely charged with rapes and murders. But the twist comes ahead when a prison guard gets to know about something mysterious about the accused which gives the movie a tragic ending. This movie is available on Netflix starring the legendary actor Tom Hanks and Michael Duncan.

1. Shawshank Redemption:


“Hope is a good thing, and no good thing ever dies”, this one dialogue explains a lot about this movie. All the movies on IMDB's top chart fluctuate a lot, but Shawshank Redemption never seems to shift. For just about as long as the IMDB has ranked worldwide movies, this film has been number one, even if it didn't receive a favorable response from the audience when it was released in 1994 starring Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman. It is based on the 1982 novel by Stephen King called ‘Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption’. This film is about a prisoner and his extraordinary will to escape from the prison, and it is a treat to watch on Netflix.



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