Stand By Me (1986)
A King collection entitled Different Seasons included a story called "Fall from Innocence: The Body." Stand By Me, one of King's greatest movie successes, was based on this story. A group of preteens go on an adventure to find the body of a classmate who is missing and presumed dead. They are tailed by bullies and must make very grown-up decisions throughout the course of the film, which garnered an Oscar nod for Best Adapted Screenplay. A critical and box-office success, Stand By Me starred teen heartthrobs River Phoenix, Wil Wheaton, and Corey Feldman, and is one of the most widely enjoyed King films to date, perhaps due to the focus on tension among humans rather than killer clowns or deadly cars.