The Shawkshank Redemption is simply the best film ever made, hands down, no arguement. Even people who disagree with this have to agree it's at one of the best ever made, right?
I could go on a rant for hours, but I'll limit it down to a couple sentences. In 1994 Shawshank was up for Best Picture, but lost to Forrest Gump. Now don't get me wrong, Forrest Gump is a great movie, and Hanks deserved the Best Actor Oscar, but there is no way in HELL that Forrest Gump wins out over Shawshank.