Top 30 Stephen King Movies, Ranked

From haunted hotels to prison-yard blues, 'Carrie' to 'Christine' – the major adaptations of the iconic author's work, from worst to best

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'Hearts in Atlantis' (2001)
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24. 'Hearts in Atlantis' (2001)

Perhaps the only thing that obsesses Stephen King more than horror is childhood, in all its lights and darks. There's a little bit of supernatural but a lot more coming-of-age in Scott Hicks and William Goldman's languorous adaptation of King novella Low Men in Yellow Coats. A young Anton Yelchin (R.I.P.) plays Bobby, a boy in 1960s suburbia caught between his distant mother (Hope Davis) and a mysterious older man (an avuncular Anthony Hopkins) who moves into the top floor of their house ... and may have psychic powers. The movie sometimes veers into sentimentality, but strong performances from Yelchin, Davis and Hopkins keep it dreamily afloat. JS

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