1) The Shawshank Redemption- It’s based off of King’s book “Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption.” Great acting from a large ensemble cast including Morgan Freeman, Tim Robbins and Bob Gunton. It’s one of the greatest films ever made.
2) The Shining- “Here’s Johnny!!!” Jack Nicholson gives a knockout performance. This is my favorite King book, and the film does the book justice. Young Danny Lloyd gives a mesmerizing performance. Love this movie.
3) The Green Mile- Tom Hanks. Good god. What an actor. And he does an awesome job, as he does with almost every role. Throw in Michael Clarke Duncan, and you’ve got an eerie prison drama.