"One of my all-time favorites is 'The Shawshank Redemption.'
"I just adore it. I think it's an absolute smashing film. From the acting, to the directing, to the writing, it just captures that universal story of human redemption in a way that truly touches us all. That's a film that's built-to-last.
"I also love 'L.A. Confidential.' That film is absolutely fantastic. It just sucks you in."
David Yates directed "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1," currently in theaters. Part 2, which he also helmed, arrives in theaters on July 15, 2011.