With all the rain here in California (and there has been a LOT) the Orange County Examiner has this article: 10 Movies You Can Watch on a Rainy Day. Number four is none other than one of my own favorites... and an itneresting note about it being #1 on IMBD. But, here's the quote and the link:
4. Shawshank Redemption (1994)This Frank Darabont film, based on a Stephen King story, about a banker who is falsely sentenced to prison for murdering his wife, is #1 on IMDB’s Top 250 (as of this writing) for a pretty good reason—it’s a very good film. It’s an uplifting movie despite the gloomy situation the main character Andy Dufresne, played by Tim Robbins, is in. He develops a friendship with the warden (a bad guy) and other inmates that makes the prison life a little more bearable. A story about hope that can literally take you places. There’s also a great rain scene at the end. To say more would be spoiling it.