Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption
This is an easy call for me. The twist at the end of the Stephen King short Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption never ceases to make me smile. The story of Andy Dufrane’s creative use of a rock hammer was made into an equally incredible movie. I read the short well before the film adaptation was made, but the reveal at the end still had me amazed, although I knew it was coming.
If you have not read the story or seen the movie, I encourage you to read the story first. It is one of King’s finest. Then catch the movie. You will be hard pressed to find a better one.