Readers' Poll: The 10 Best Stephen King Movies

See what movie managed to beat 'Misery,' 'Carrie' and 'Stand by Me'

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2. 'The Green Mile'

Just five years after directing Shawshank Redemption, Frank Darabont returned to the world of Stephen King prison stories set in the past. This one, however, featured a bit of the supernatural. It's the story of an enormous African-American man named John Coffey (note the initials) sentenced to death for the rape and murder of two little white girls. Coffey is completely innocent, and he befriends a gentle prison guard (played by Tom Hanks) who learns that the convict has amazing healing powers. It's a grim story with a tragic ending, but audiences loved it and it earned $290 million at the box office. 

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