Ranking Every Stephen King Adaption From Worst to Best According to Rotten Tomatoes

Stephen King has terrified this planet for decades with horror’s most iconic novels like IT and The Shining. Bringing his ideas to the big and small screen have not always done well with some exceptions that can rival the quality of his original work. With IT Chapter 2 coming this week, let’s take a look through the plethora of adaptions from the author’s vast history of books.

Disclaimer: Not everything adapted has a rating on Rotten Tomatoes from critics, not audiences and for our purposes in this article that is how I am ranking these movies and shows, so some trash will slide.

#50: The Tommyknockers – 8%

#49: Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace – 11%

#48: Cell – 12%

#47: Graveyard Shift – 13%

#46: Thinner – 15%

#45: The Dark Tower – 16%

#44: Maximum Overdrive – 17%

#43: The Rage: Carrie 2 – 20%

#42: Children of the Corn II: The Final Sacrifice – 22%

#41: Pet Semetary 2 – 24%

#40 (TIE): Bag of Bones and Sleepwalkers – 25%

#39: Riding the Bullet – 26%

#38: The Mangler – 27%

#37: Dreamcatcher – 29%

#36: Needful Things – 32%

#35 (TIE): A Good Marriage, Creepshow 2, and The Night Flier – 33%

#34 (TIE): The Lawnmower Man and Firestarter – 35%

#33: Children of the Corn – 36%

#32: Tales From the Darkside – 39%

#31: The Shining (TV Series) – 42%

#30: Rose Red – 45%

#29 (TIE): Secret Window and No Smoking – 46%

#28: Silver Bullet – 47%

#27: Hearts in Atlantis – 49%

#26 (TIE): The Langolries, Big Driver, and Carrie (2013) – 50%

#25: Pet Semetary (1989) – 52%

#24: Apt Pupil – 53%

#23: The Dark Half – 57%

#22: Pet Semetary (2019) – 58%

#21: IT (Miniseries) – 59%

#20: Cujo – 61%

#19: The Mist (TV Series) – 62%

#18: The Running Man – 64%

#17: Cat’s Eye – 67%

#16: Under the Dome – 69%

#15: Christine – 70%

#14 (TIE): The Mist and Creepshow – 72%

#13: Storm of the Century – 75%

#12: The Stand – 78%

#11 (TIE): 1408 and The Green Mile – 79%

#10: 11.22.63 – 80%

#9: Dolores Claiborne – 83%

#8: The Shining – 85%

#7: IT – 86%

#6: Salem’s Lot – 88%

#5: 1922 – 89%

#4 (TIE): Misery, The Shawshank Redemption, and The Dead Zone – 90%

#3 (TIE): Gerald’s Game and Stand By Me – 91%

#2: Mr. Mercedes – 93%

#1: Carrie (1976) – 94%

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