I've been meaning to watch The Shawshank Redemption since I received the DVD for my 16th birthday, so... 4 and half years ago. I'm very much drawn to rom coms and have to be in the mood to watch something deep and meaningful. Either I thought it was scary (not really knowing the plot) or that I knew that I would cry (which I did!)
Shawshank was sad, funny, made me angry, but all in all a fantastic film, an epic, with a happy ending which I felt to be believable. So I'd truly recommend anyone to see it - don't, like me, put it off!