Schindler's List vs. The Shawshank Redemption

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on 7/23/2009

Tough call.

on 7/30/2009

veryy tough call... schindlers by a millimeter

on 7/30/2009

Not tough for me.

on 9/10/2009

Two amazing films - not to Spielberg

on 7/31/2010

"Schindler's List" for me. And it's not even a consideration.

JRM
JRM

on 8/14/2010

Shawshank.

JRM
JRM

on 10/29/2010

Nope. Shindler's List. Will probably change my mind again tomorrow. Lol.

on 7/15/2011

i just flipped a coin

Seb
Seb

on 8/14/2011

The shawshank redemption definitely! all Time fave movie, great match up though, schindlers list is also in my 10 of all time

on 8/18/2011

Both are great, I'll give the nod to Shawshank since it is more re-watchable.

on 8/18/2011

Both are superb. I think in terms of rewatchability Shawshank Redemption wins.

on 2/4/2012

Awesome and both made in the same era, but I think Shawshank is the winner because it was more entertaining and didn't drag on like Schindler's

on 2/14/2012

This was the hardest choice I have ever made...... I'm going with shawshank.

on 2/16/2012

In the end. Shawshank is very hard to beat.

on 4/16/2012

This is tough since I would consider both of these number one as the best films of the 1990's.

on 6/4/2012

this stupid film can't be compared to my dear Shawshank Redemption

on 6/8/2012

Schindler's List is a bit better than Shawshank. Shawshank is great, but people today act like it is godlike, and it is not. There are movies that are better.

on 3/21/2013

Shawshank deserves Shindler's Oscar.

on 5/20/2013

Schindler's List is probably the better movie, but I still love Shawshank the most.

on 5/20/2013

Shawshank is just too damn good...

on 6/3/2013

Schindler's List by far.

on 6/3/2013

Schindler's List by far.

on 6/3/2013

Schindler's List by far.

on 6/3/2013

Schindler's List by far.

on 6/3/2013

Schindler's List by far.

on 6/3/2013

Schindler's List by far.

on 6/3/2013

Schindler's List by far.

on 6/3/2013

Schindler's List by far.

on 6/3/2013

Schindler's List by far.

on 6/3/2013

Schindler's List by far.

on 6/3/2013

Schindler's List by far.

on 6/3/2013

Schindler's List by far.

on 6/3/2013

Schindler's List by far.

on 6/3/2013

Schindler's List by far.

on 6/3/2013

Schindler's List by far.

on 6/16/2013

Schindler's List is a masterpiece of cinema and has probably the best directing that I have ever seen. It is beautiful and horrific at the same time. The Shawshank Redemption is a heartwarming story of friendship against all odds. At the moment, The Shawshank Redemption means more to me but I may change my mind.

on 6/18/2013

I switch to The Shawshank Redemption, it is actually a lot more entertaining.

on 6/18/2013

I switch to The Shawshank Redemption, it is actually a lot more entertaining.

on 6/18/2013

I switch to The Shawshank Redemption, it is actually a lot more entertaining.

on 6/18/2013

I switch to The Shawshank Redemption, it is actually a lot more entertaining.

on 6/18/2013

I switch to The Shawshank Redemption, it is actually a lot more entertaining.

on 6/18/2013

I switch to The Shawshank Redemption, it is actually a lot more entertaining.

on 6/18/2013

I switch to The Shawshank Redemption, it is actually a lot more entertaining.

on 6/18/2013

I switch to The Shawshank Redemption, it is actually a lot more entertaining.

on 6/19/2013

Does this thing even know how to count?

on 7/15/2013

I was upset when I didn't enjoy Schindler's List. On the other hand, I love Shawshank. Gimme some Morgan Freeman narration!

on 7/23/2013

SCHINDLER'S LIST ALL THE WAY!!!

on 12/18/2013

Shawshank

on 2/16/2014

Shawshank

on 2/21/2014

Schindler's List. its #10 its way better then shawshank, but only by a hair. Shawshank is #28

on 2/22/2014

The Best Picture of 1993 and what could easily have been the Best Picture in 1994. Philadelphia is the only film I thought was better than Schindler's List in 1993. Forrest Gump, which is remarkable was the Best Picture on 1994. Pretty Amazing that those 4 films came out in a year of each other. Shawshank is my #1, so this is an easy choice, but these films are both in my top 20 of all-time.

on 2/27/2014

Wow this is close. In defence of Schindler's I haven't seen it in years, but Shawshank wins by the slimmest of margins. This could change, but I doubt it.

on 3/2/2014

I finally watched Schindler's List and it was indeed a great film. It did feel a bit in your face at times, but it was nothing too bad. It gets crushed by Shawshank though.

on 4/4/2014

For some reason Shawshank Redemption it hailed as THE movie. Despite it being a great and fantastic movie, you cannot beat Spielberg's powerful wonder

on 4/4/2014

Schindler's List is a powerful movie but I'd go with Shawshank Redemption as the winner.

on 4/22/2014

Schindler's List is one of the best movies ever made. Shawshank isn't even the best prison movie.

on 7/23/2014

for me Schindlers List is one of 3 movies that I would put in front of Shawshank 1. Casablanca 2. Raiders of the Lost Arc (my fav when I was a kid) 3 Schindlers 4. Shawshank For me they are all close so if I had to choose one I wouldnt. I would make a big bowl of popcorn crack open a beer and watch all of them

on 10/29/2014

Shawshank

on 10/31/2014

Shawshank wins this for sure. Love schindler's list though.

on 10/31/2014

Shawshank wins. Schindler's List is spectacular.....just not as spectacular as Shawshank...

on 11/15/2014

Schindler´s List is way better. A true story and a true hero ''Oskar Schindler''.

on 5/15/2015

Schindler's List all the way.

on 5/15/2015

Schindler's List all the way.

on 5/15/2015

Schindler's List all the way.

on 5/15/2015

Schindler's List all the way.

on 5/15/2015

Schindler's List all the way.

on 5/15/2015

Schindler's List all the way.

on 5/15/2015

Schindler's List all the way.

on 5/15/2015

Schindler's List all the way.

on 5/15/2015

Schindler's List all the way.

on 5/15/2015

Schindler's List all the way.

on 5/15/2015

Schindler's List all the way.

on 5/15/2015

Schindler's List all the way.

on 5/15/2015

Schindler's List all the way.

on 5/15/2015

Schindler's List all the way.

on 5/15/2015

Schindler's List all the way.

on 5/15/2015

Schindler's List all the way.

on 8/2/2015

Shawshank Redemption isn't artiscally one of the best films ever, but it still is one of the best films, because it's a film that is basically impossible to dislike. It's universally the most lovable movie ever. Schindler's List is more of a movie just about its story and subject matter and it definitely succeeds in that area, but it doesn't have the nice subtleties or symbolism of 12 Years a Slave for example and Spielberg easily states people just as either good or bad unlike McQueen does (I'm using 12 Years a Slave as an example, because that's also a film were the story is important, but it also succeeds on areas that make a film more than a story, that makes the film cinematic). Of course Schindler's List has some things that make it more than just a story. The beautiful cinematography, the amazing performances, the great score and Spielberg's decision to use B&W that makes the film even a little bit poetic, even in a very obvious way, but still. I need to rewatch Schindler's List soon. Shawshank Redemption definitely wins.

on 8/2/2015

Impossible to dislike ? I HATE The Shawshank Redemption.

on 12/18/2015

Schindler's list.

on 12/18/2015

Shawshank for me, but both are masterpieces.

on 8/17/2016

Holy crap, the big boys came out to play! Another two reasons why I love the cinema so much.

on 11/27/2016

Schindler may be a classic, but it's too slow and long for my taste.

on 12/30/2016

Both masterpieces, but greater scale gives the edge to Schindler's List

on 7/20/2017

Very close.. both Top 5 for me but Shawshank.