Based on a short story by legendary writer Stephen King, this movie tells a story about prison. How a simple man, who did his living got wrongfully convicted to prison and now he has to survive in that hell-hole.

Slowly, the protagonist makes friends and learns to survive through his belief and using his mind practically. Hope and perseverance made him survive through all the terror.

This movie is example of an excellent story with incomparable story telling skills. This movie had earned the title of most rated movie in IMDb and is on the watchlist of every movie fan.


  • Stephen King has considered this to be one of his favorite film adaptations based on his own work.
  • Stephen King never cashed his $1,000 cheque for rights to the film. Several years after the movie came out, King got the cheque framed, and mailed it back to Frank Darabont with a note inscribed, “In case you ever need bail money. Love, Steve.”
  • The film’s initial gross of $18 million could not even cover the cost of its production. It did another $10 million in the wake of its Oscar nominations, but the film was still deemed to be a box-office failure.


  • Hope is a dangerous thing. Hope can drive a man insane.
  • Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.
  • Get busy living, or get busy dying.
  • Cover Image credit : Amazon
  • IMDb rank 1 with a rating of 9.3/10

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