The love affair between Hollywood and the work of Stephen King has existed for more than 40 years now. In 1976 Brian De Palma introduced the world to his version of Carrie, and since then filmmakers have been working constantly to bring King's special vision into live action. As you would expect from any author, it's a mixed bag of results, with some films being incredible cinematic achievements and others being sincere disappointments -- but one thing that many of them happen to have in common is that you find a way to stream and watch them online.

Literally hundreds of Stephen King adaptations exist -- the bulk being short films, straight-to-video features and built for television -- but we are here to talk specifically about the movies. There are 39 big screen takes on King's work currently available to stream across Netflix, Hulu, Amazon and HBO, and you can find our full breakdown of the market below and across the next few pages. Read on, and happy watching!

Carrie (1976)

It's only fitting that it was Stephen King's first novel, Carrie, that was his first adapted work. In this classic horror film, nominated for two Academy Awards, we follow the story of the titular young girl -- a shy and constantly abused high school student whose pain winds up spawning dangerous telekinetic gifts.

Where You Can Stream It: Available to rent on Amazon Video

The Shining (1980)

Stanley Kubrick's The Shining is one of the more controversial Stephen King adaptations, as pretty much everyone in the world loves the film except for the author himself. In the movie, Jack Nicholson stars as Jack Torrance, a writer who moves his family to a secluded hotel in the mountains only to find himself driven mad by the isolation and demons that reside there.

Where You Can Stream It: Available to rent on Amazon Video

Creepshow (1982)

George A. Romero's Creepshow is a slightly different entry than most on this list, in that it's not a Stephen King adaptation. Instead, it's the first screenplay that King ever wrote -- structured as an anthology film that tells five different creepy horror stories. Hal Holbrook, Adrienne Barbeau, Fritz Weaver, Leslie Nielsen and more star.

Where You Can Stream It: Available to rent on Amazon Video

Cujo (1983)

Cujo, directed by Lewis Teague, centers on the titular friendly, innocent St. Bernard... who stops being so friendly and innocent. After contracting rabies, the giant dog becomes crazy and lethal, and as a result begins to terrorize a small town. Horror icon Dee Wallace stars in the film.

Where You Can Stream It: Available to rent on Amazon Video

The Dead Zone (1983)

In 1983 it was David Cronenberg's turn to try out some Stephen King material, and wound up with the job adapting the 1977 novel The Dead Zone. Starring Christopher Walken, the movie follows an ordinary schoolteacher who awakens from a five year coma to discover that he has psychic abilities that spark any time he comes into contact with other person.

Where You Can Stream It: Available to rent on Amazon Video

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