Movie Fan Poll: Forrest vs. Shawshank!


I need your help. So, 1994 was a pretty strong year for film, right? Quiz Show, Hoop Dreams, Nobody’s Fool, The Kingdom, Red, Natural Born Killers, Pulp Fiction, The Professional, were just a few of the elite released that year. Two other films that stood out from the crowd were Frank Darabont’s The Shawshank Redemption and Forrest Gump, directed by Robert Zemeckis. One was nominated for 7 Academy Awards while the other took home six Oscars, including the coveted “Best Picture” award.

So I have been having this ongoing debate with a certain someone about which is the “better” film. Of course they are two completely different types of movies & of course many would agree that they are both excellent films, but I want to know which film people like more. This is where YOU come in. The poll is very simple and you only have two choices here — I’d like for you to vote for which film you like more. It’s that simple.

Thank you for your vote — I will post the results next week!

Which 1994 Film Do You Like More?
Forrest Gump
The Shawshank Redemption

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15 Responses to Movie Fan Poll: Forrest vs. Shawshank!

  1. Nora says:

    GUMP!!!! Gump has it all… they are both truly incredible films, but one is a little more timeless for me.

  2. CMrok93 says:

    No love for Pulp Fiction that was in the race too?? Out of the two I’d go with Forrest, but when it comes to the whole thing, Pulp Fiction wins all the way baby!

    • I left Pulp out only because this was a poll put up to settle a debate between me and my brother-in-law. Pulp is a very good film, but I always have some problems with it — and it’s not even in my top 3 Tarantino flicks.

  3. Dan says:

    Forrest Gump…by far. I’m not a fan of Shawshank.

  4. Castor says:

    Shawshank anyday although I have seen Forrest Gump a lot more times! Very good year indeed…

  5. rtm says:

    I like Forrest, but Shawshank hands down for me. I like Morgan Freeman so that’s always a plus, but the story is so heart-wrenching and uplifting at the same time.

  6. Corey says:

    I think 1994 was one of the all-time greatest years for movies, and these two films were certainly among the highlights of the year, as well as the entire decade. One movie that often gets overlooked from ’94 though is Ed Wood, which is easily Tim Burton’s best film.

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