The Shining was the first King novel I read. I saw the Kubric movie and hated it. The TV version from the 90s is pretty decent, although Danny’s actor is literally a mouth breather.
The best movie I’ve seen so far, based on Kings works, is The Stand. It has a few cuts from the book and they made two characters from the book into one in the movie, but erverything else was just perfect (it’s about 20 years since I’ve either seen the film or read the book).
The Shawshank Redemption also is almost perfect.
I’m pretty fond of his short stories, with Nolan’s Cadillac being my favorite. The movie was… well… not so good.