Stephen King Filmography

There is an ever-growing list of filmed entertainments based on Stephen King's works. Included in this list are the major motion pictures based on his novels, the so-called "Dollar Babies" based on short works, television series episodes, made for TV movies and mini-series, and works originally written by King for film. Then there are works like The Lawnmower Man, which shares a title with a Stephen King story and pretty much nothing else. We have decided to remove any redundant titles, or titles which collect previously released material, such as Stephen King's Golden Tales, a VHS release that compiles several episodes of Tales From The Darkside, most of which have nothing to do with Stephen King.

The list is chronological by the film's release or production date, and where possible each title links to its corresponding IMDb page. When we review a specific title, a link to our piece will also become available. Whenever the title differs from the source material, or if the title is an anthology, the original title(s) will be listed below the film's entry.

This is as complete and accurate a filmography for Stephen King as we can compile right now. Discounting of course the numerous adaptations that will be put into production over the next year or so, it's likely there are Dollar Babies that have been lost to the ages, and surely there are numerous unofficial adaptations (such as the Hindi television series Woh, which is based on his novel It) of which we are currently unaware or have not had the chance to see. If there are any omissions, please feel free to drop us a line and we'll do our best to ratify the list.

SF = Short film
MP = Motion picture
TV = Television episode
TVM = Television movie or mini-series

DtV = Direct-to-video
$B = Dollar baby

1976
  • Carrie (MP) Screenplay by Lawrence D. Cohen; Directed by Brian De Palma

1979
  • Salem's Lot (TVM) Screenplay by Paul Monash; Directed by Tobe Hooper
    • CBS mini-series; originally 2 parts; usually shown as a single movie now.

1980
  • The Shining (MP) Written and directed by Stanley Kubrick

1982
  • Creepshow (MP) Screenplay by Stephen King; Directed by George A. Romero 
    • Segments based on Weeds and The Crate
  • The Boogeyman ($B) Written and directed by Jeff Schiro

1983
  • Cujo (MP) Screenplay by Don Carlos Dunaway and Lauren Currier; Directed by Lewis Teague
  • The Dead Zone (MP) Screenplay by Jeffrey Boam; Directed by David Cronenberg
  • Christine (MP) Screenplay by Bill Phillips; Directed by John Carpenter
  • The Woman in the Room ($B) Written and directed by Frank Darabont
  • Disciples of the Crow ($B) Written and directed by John Woodward
    • Based on the story Children of the Corn
  • I Know What You Need ($B) Written and directed by Rik Joel Carter [Not on IMDb]

1984
  • Children of the Corn (MP) Screenplay by George Goldsmith; Directed by Fritz Kiersch
  • Firestarter (MP) Screenplay by Stanley Mann; Directed by Mark L. Lester
  • Cat's Eye (MP) Screenplay by Stephen King; Directed by Lewis Teague
    • Segments based on Quitters, Inc. and The Ledge
  • The Word Processor of the Gods (TV) Screenplay by Michael McDowell; Directed by Michael Gornick
    • Tales From the Darkside episode

1985
  • Silver Bullet (MP) Screenplay by Stephen King; Directed by Daniel Attias
    • Based on the novella Cycle of the Werewolf

1986
  • Srazhenie ($B) Screenplay by V. Goryachev and M. Titov, Directed by Mikhail Titov
    • Based on the story Battleground
  • Gramma (TV) Screenplay by Harlan Ellison; Directed by Bradford May
    • The Twilight Zone episode
  • Maximum Overdrive (MP) Written and directed by Stephen King
    • Based on the story Trucks from Night Shift
  • Stand By Me (MP) Screenplay by Raynold Gideon and Bruce A. Evans; Directed by Rob Reiner
    • Based on the novella The Body from Different Seasons

1987
  • The Lawnmower Man ($B) Screenplay by Michael De Luca; Directed by James Gonis
  • The Last Rung on the Ladder ($B) Written and directed by Jim Cole and Daniel Thron
  • Apt Pupil ($B) Screenplay by Jim Wheat and Ken Wheat; Directed by Alan Bridges
  • Creepshow 2 (MP) Screenplay by George A. Romero; Directed by Michael Gornick
    • Segment based on the story The Raft
  • A Return to Salem's Lot (MP) Screenplay by Larry Cohen and James Dixon; Directed by Larry Cohen
    • Sequel to the television movie; Based on the novel Salem's Lot
  • Sorry, Right Number (TV) Screenplay by Stephen King; Directed by John Harrison
    • Tales from the Darkside episode based on an original teleplay
  • The Running Man (MP) Screenplay by Steven E. de Souza; Directed by Paul Michael Glaser
    • Based on a Richard Bachman novel

1989
  • Pet Sematary (MP) Screenplay by Stephen King; Directed by Mary Lambert
  • Cain Rose Up ($B) Written and directed by David C. Spillers [Not on IMDb; link goes to YouTube short]

1990
  • Tales From the Darkside: The Movie (MP) Screenplay by Michael McDowell and George A. Romero; Directed by John Harrison
    • Segment based on the story Cat from Hell
  • Graveyard Shift (MP) Screenplay by John Esposito; Directed by Ralph S. Singleton
  • Stephen King's It (TVM) Screenplay by: Lawrence D. Cohen and Tommy Lee Wallace; Directed by Tommy Lee Wallace
    • ABC mini-series; 2 parts
  • Misery (MP) Screenplay by William Goldman; Directed by Rob Reiner

1991
  • The Moving Finger (TV) Screenplay by Haskell Barkin; Directed by Kenny Myers
    • Monsters episode
  • Sometimes They Come Back (TVM) Screenplay by Lawrence Konner and Mark Rosenthal; Directed by Tom McLoughlin
    • CBS movie
  • Stephen King's Golden Years (TVM) Screenplay by Stephen King and Josef Anderson; Directed by various directors
    • Originally an NBC-TV series; 7 episodes; retrofitted as a mini-series

1992
  • The Lawnmower Man (MP) Screenplay by Brett Leonard and Gimel Everett; Directed by Brett Leonard
    • Title only, officially not related to Stephen King's works
  • Sleepwalkers (MP) Screenplay by Stephen King; Directed by Mick Garris
    • Based on an original screenplay
  • Children of the Corn II: The Final Sacrifice (MP) Screenplay by A.L. Katz and Gilbert Adler; Directed by David Price

1993
  • The Tommyknockers (TVM) Screenplay by Lawrence D. Cohen; Directed by John Power
    • ABC mini-series; 2 parts total
  • The Dark Half (MP) Written and directed by George A. Romero
  • Needful Things (MP) Screenplay by W.D. Richter; Directed by Fraser C. Heston

1994
  • The Stand (TVM) Screenplay by Stephen King; Directed by Mick Garris
    • ABC mini-series; 4 parts total
  • The Shawshank Redemption (MP) Written and directed by Frank Darabont
    • Based on the novella Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption

1995

1996

1997
  • Quicksilver Highway (TVM) Written and directed by Mick Garris
    • aka Stephen King and Clive Barker's Quicksilver Highway; segment based on the story Chattery Teeth
  • The Night Flier (MP) Screenplay by Mark Pavia and Jack O'Donnell; Directed by Mark Pavia
  • The Shining (TVM) Screenplay by Stephen King; Directed by Mick Garris 
    • ABC mini-series; 3 parts total
  • The Revelations of 'Becka Paulson (TV) Screenplay by Brad Wright; Directed by Steven Weber
    • The Outer Limits episode         
  • Trucks (TVM) Screenplay by Brian Taggert; Directed by Chris Thomson
    • USA Network movie

1998

1999

2000
  • Paranoid ($B) Screenplay by Stephen King; Directed by Jay Holben
    • Based on the poem Paranoid: A Chant

2001


2002
  • Rose Red (TVM) Screenplay by Stephen King; Directed by Craig R. Baxley 
  • Firestarter 2: Rekindled (TVM) Screenplay by Philip Eisner; Directed by Robert Iscove 
  • Night Surf ($B) Written and directed by Peter Sullivan 
  • Carrie (TVM) Screenplay by Bryan Fuller; Directed by David Carson 
  • The Dead Zone (TV) Written and directed by various artists 
    • USA Network series: 6 seasons, 81 episodes total 
  • Rainy Season ($B) Written and Directed by Nick Wauters
2003 

2004

2005

2006
  • Umney's Last Cast ($B) Screenplay by Emma Heald and Rodney Altman; Directed by Rodney Altman
  • Desperation (TVM) Screenplay by Stephen King; Directed by Mick Garris
  • Suffer the Little Children ($B) Written and Directed by Bernardo Villela
  • Nightmares & Dreamscapes (TVM) Screenplay by Various; Directed by Various
    • TNT network miniseries; 8 episodes based on Stephen King stories
  • Tyger ($B) Screenplay by Femke Boon, Directed by Leyla Everaers
    • Based on the short story Here There Be Tygers
  • Lovecraft's Pillow ($B) Screenplay by Rick Hautala; Directed by Mark Steensland
    • Based on Stephen King's introduction to H.P. Lovecraft: Against the World, Against Life
  • Popsy ($B) Written and Directed by Brian Haynes
  • Walking Ghost (SF) Screenplay by Matthew Balke, Directed by: Sarah Sterchele
    • Inspired by the novel The Gunslinger

2007
  • 1408 (MP) Screenplay by Matt Greenberg and Scott Alexander; Directed by Mikael Hafstrom
  • Paul's Dream ($B) Written and Directed by Ben Lawrence
    • Based on the short story Harvey's Dream
  • El sueno de Harvey ($B) Written and Directed by Rodolfo Weisskirch
    • Based on the short story Harvey's Dream
  • The Mist (MP) Written and Directed by Frank Darabont

2008
  • The Talisman (SF) Written and Directed by Mathieu Ratthe
  • All That You Love ($B) Screenplay by Caton Clark; Directed by Natalie Mooallem
    • Based on the short story All That You Love Will Be Carried Away
  • Night Surf ($B) Screenplay by Geoff Tarulli; Directed by David Humphreys

2009

2010
  • Here There Be Tygers ($B) Screenplay by Ben Botwick; Directed by Aaron Botwick and Joshua Meadow
  • The Boogeyman ($B) Written and Directed by Gerard Lough
  • Haven (TV) Written and Directed by Various
    • SyFy Network series based on The Colorado Kid: 5 seasons, 78 episodes total
  • Flowers for Norma ($B) Written and Directed by Juan Pablo Reinoso
    • Based on the short story The Man Who Loved Flowers
  • The Man Who Loved Flowers ($B) Written and Directed by Christopher Harrison
  • One For The Road ($B) Screenplay by Michael Floyd and Caitlin Halliburton; Directed by Michael Floyd
  • Cain Rose Up ($B) Written and Directed by Jeven Dovey
  • All That You Love Will Be Carried Away ($B) Written and Directed by Rob Sterling
  • Cain Rose Up ($B) Written and Directed by Robert Livings
  • Hard Ride ($B) Screenplay by Stephen King; Directed by Paul J. Gitschner
    • Based on the short story Stationary Bike

2011

2012
  • Grey Matter ($B) Screenplay by C.D. Tomlinson and James B. Cox; Directed by James B. Cox
  • Mute ($B) Screenplay by Gemma Rigg; Directed by Jacqueline Wright
  • Stephen King's The Boogeyman ($B) Screenplay by Tommy Golden; Directed by Tommy Golden and Scott Crain
  • The Man Who Loved Flowers ($B) Written and Directed by Ranjeet S. Marwa
  • Mute ($B) Written and Directed by Zsolt Gyongyosi
  • Maxwell Edison ($B) Written and Directed by Warren Ray
  • The Things They Left Behind ($B) Screenplay by Guillaume Heulard, Directed by Guillaume Heulard and Stephane Valette
  • Survivor Type ($B) Written and Directed by Billy Hanson
  • Willa ($B) Screenplay by Jessica Manherz; Directed by Mikhail Tank
  • Love Never Dies ($B) Written and Directed by Peter Szabo
    • Based on the short story Nona
  • Willa ($B) Written and Directed by Christopher Birk
  • The Reaper's Image ($B) Written and Directed by Dean Werner
  • The Last Rung on the Ladder ($B) Written and Directed by Lucas Stewart
  • Popsy ($B) Written and Directed by John Lerchen
  • Bike ($B) Written and Directed by David Toms
    • Based on the short story Stationary Bike
  • A Very Tight Place ($B) Written and Directed by Derek Simon

2013
  • The Boogeyman ($B) Written and Directed by Jenny Januszewski
  • The Reaper's Image ($B) Written and Directed by Sammy Bates
  • Here There May Be Tygers ($B) Written and Directed by Keir Pearson
  • Cain Rose Up ($B) Screenplay by Sandeep Bharj and Ranjeet S.Marwa; Directed by Ranjeet S. Marwa
  • Under the Dome (TV) Written and Directed by Various
    • CBS Network series: 2 seasons, 26 episodes total 
  • Ayana ($B) Written and Directed by Calvin Jung and Fabricio Cerioni
  • The Doctor's Case ($B) Written and Directed by Matt Matlovich
  • The Boogeyman ($B) Written and Directed by Mando Franco
  • Carrie (MP) Screenplay by Lawrence D. Cohen and Roberto Agguire-Sacasa; Directed by Kimberly Peirce
  • Survivor Type ($B) Screenplay by Jeremy Jantz; Directed by Kevin Fisk
  • In The Deathroom ($B) Written and Directed by Stephen Thacker

2014
  • Cain ($B) Written and Directed by Lyubo Yonchev
    • Based on the short story Cain Rose Up
  • The Boogeyman ($B) Written and Directed by Stephen Hyams
  • The Boogeyman ($B) Written and Directed by Bobby Easley
  • Big Driver ($B) Written and Directed by Kyle Burnett
  • A Good Marriage (MP) Screenplay by Stephen King; Directed by Peter Askin
  • Mercy (DtV) Screenplay by Matt Greenberg; Directed by Peter Cornwell
    • Based on the short story Gramma
  • Big Driver (TVM) Screenplay by Richard Christian Matheson; Directed by Mikael Salomon
  • Susannah's Lesson (SF) Screenplay by Shahram Zargari; Directed by Shahab Zargari
    • Based on characters from the Dark Tower series
  • Night Surf ($B) Screenplay by Dan and Oren Benamor; Directed by Oren Benamor
  • Popsy ($B) Written and Directed by Richard Fleming

2015

2016
  • 11.22.63 (TVM) Written and Directed by Various
    • Hulu Original series: 1 season, 8 episodes total
  • Mute ($B) Screenplay by Dylan Kimmel; Directed by Steven Alexander Burt
  • Mute ($B) Written and Directed by Daryle Moore
  • Cell (MP) Screenplay by Stephen King and Adam Alleca; Directed by Tod Williams
  • The Man Who Loved Flowers ($B) Written and Directed by Angeline Walsh
  • Nona ($B) Written and Directed by Massimo Volta
  • The Death of Jack Hamilton ($B) Screenplay by Jonas Daniel Alexander; Directed by Jamie Anderson
  • Prey For Us ($B) Screenplay by Nick Jones, Jr.; Directed by Nick Jones, Jr. and Tirsa Hackshaw
    • Based on the short story Popsy
  • Doorway ($B) Screenplay by Jessie Chipchase; Directed by Alden Miller
  • Mute ($B) Written and Directed by Brando Improta
  • I Am The Doorway ($B) Written and Directed by Robin Kasparik
  • Harvey's Dream ($B) Screenplay by Paul Magid; Directed by Jainardhan Sathyan
  • Grey Matter ($B) Written and Directed by Bobby McGruther
  • Death Room ($B) Written and Directed by Gregory T. Fugate
    • Based on the short story In The Deathroom
  • Strawberry Spring ($B) Written and Directed by Michael and Jeanette Bemma
  • Popsy ($B) Written and Directed by David Merriman
  • Otto ($B) Written and Directed by Sinhue F.Benavides
    • Based on the short story Uncle Otto's Truck
  • One For The Road ($B) Written and Directed by Jacob Norlin
  • Seda Hmota ($B) Screenplay by Jakub Sivan and Erik Richard H.; Directed by Erik Richard H.
    • Based on the short story Grey Matter

No comments:

Post a Comment