Favorite Stephen King Movie  

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Now this is for my favorite movie based on a Stephen King book and not the books themselves because, frankly I've probably seen more of his movies, than I have read his books. Mind you, I have read a lot of his stuff in the past, but not too much recently.

What got me thinking about it was that I just watched The Mist with Thomas Jane who was also in King's Dreamcatcher. Both movies, like most of King's stuff, could have been really good, but fell far from the mark.

Notice I say most because there's no denying he's had some great successes, which explains why we excuse the crap he puts out the rest of the time. Focusing on the good, there's the classics like, The Shining, Misery, Stand by Me.

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and Christine hold special places in my heart because my dad and I liked to watch them together. Those two, along with The Green Mile, Dolores Claiborne and Pet Sematary II are my personal favorites, but my all time favorite has to be The Shawshank Redemption.

I know it's almost like cheating because Shawshank doesn't even seem like a Stephen King movie, but it is based on his short story, Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption.

This movie is one I watch every single time it comes on. I don't even know why, but I love it that much. I'm guessing the cast has a lot to do with it. You can't really go wrong with Morgan Freeman and Tim Robbins. True they're both in a lot of movies, some not so great, but they are always likable. Even when they're playing bad guys, you forgive `em because you know they're good guys in real life.

It's just a great all-around story. Of course, I haven't read King's original story and don't know how much it differs but I'm betting the movie's better than the book and that is a rare thing.

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