The 5 best Stephen King movies of all time

CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) - After decades of development, Stephen King's famous 7-book series "The Dark Tower" is finally heading to the big screen.

Ron Howard is producing, with Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey starring.

Since Stephen King published his first novel "Carrie" in 1974, 59 movies have been made based on his work and 25 different TV mini-series or episodes have made it to the small screen. While there have, inevitably, been some bad Stephen King adaptations, when they're good, they're really good!

Our resident Stephen King expert, Jake Hamilton, counted down the best King movies of all time:

1. The Shawshank Redemption
2. The Shining
3. The Green Mile
4. Stand By Me
5. Storm of the Century