One of the limited number of Stephen King novels to translate well to the screen.
Tim Robbins is awesome as Andy Dufresne, the wrongly convicted lifer who refuses to give up culture and dignity. But the heart, soul and voice of the movie belong to Morgan Freeman as Red. The twenty years the two spend together at Shawshank Prison are an ode to endurance and a paen to payback.
It's in my top 100.