#10. The Shawshank Redemption (1994)


– Director: Frank Darabont

– Stacker score: 94.5

– Metascore: 80

– IMDb user rating: 9.3

– Runtime: 142 minutes

In 1982, Stephen King wrote a novella entitled “Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption.” Twelve years later, it became a massive hit movie, starring Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman as an unlikely set of best friends enduring life in a Maine prison. The film garnered seven Oscar nominations, but its popularity only increased after its initial release. In 2013 alone, the film played on cable TV for more than 150 hours.