My Favorite 50 Movies – #1

29 03 2008

Title: The Shawshank Redemption – 1994

Starring: Tim Robbins; Morgan Freeman; Bob Gunton; William Sadler; Clancy Brown; James Whitmore

Director: Frank Darabont

Plot: What do men become in a place where hope is abandoned?

Why it belongs on this list:

  • Morgan Freeman narrates
  • Morgan Freeman should have won the Academy Award for Best Actor
  • Tim Robbins is perfect for the role
  • Best onscreen duo…ever
  • Any Stephen King non-horror is gold:
  • Hearts in Atlantis
  • The Green Mile
  • Stand By Me
  • Frank Darabont also produced and directed The Green Mile
  • #2 on the IMdB Top 250 Movies of all time as rated by users (within .1 of #1)
  • Listed on AFI’s 100 Years…100 Movies (10th Anniversary list)
  • Well, I just like it…a lot

Watch these clips: The original trailer for The Shawshank Redemption and one of my favorite scenes

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