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List of movies Roger Ebert gave four stars, ranked best to eh. This is NOT a complete list of all of Roger Ebert's four star movies. In fact, the famous critic gave nearly 1,000 movies 4-star reviews in his 46 year career writing for The Chicago Sun Times, many of which have long since dropped from the collective consciousness. So this list doesn't include all of them, but (hopefully) all of the ones you have actually heard of, plus a few that you should consider watching. If I missed any important ones, feel free to add them!

For the record, Roger Ebert was not a fan of ranked movie lists, but he did make one, once, in 2012. In alphabetical order, Roger Ebert's favorite films were:

2001: A Space Odyssey
Aguirre, the Wrath of God
Apocalypse Now
Citizen Kane
La Dolce Vita
The General
Raging Bull
Tokyo Story
The Tree of Life
Vertigo
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Forrest Gump is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Forrest Gump Tom Hanks, Kurt Russell, Sally Field

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+ - 797 251
Saving Private Ryan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Saving Private Ryan Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Vin Diesel

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+ - 767 206
Toy Story is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Toy Story Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles

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+ - 813 464
The Godfather is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
The Godfather Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall

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+ - 476 240
The Shawshank Redemption is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
The Shawshank Redemption Morgan Freeman, Rita Hayworth, Tim Robbins

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+ - 666 225
Apollo 13 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Apollo 13 Tom Hanks, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ed Harris

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The Green Mile is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
The Green Mile Tom Hanks, Gary Sinise, Sam Rockwell

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Goodfellas is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Goodfellas Robert De Niro, Samuel L. Jackson, Joe Pesci

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The Dark Knight is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
The Dark Knight Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman, Gary Oldman

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+ - 565 255
Jaws is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Jaws Steven Spielberg, Richard Dreyfuss, Roy Scheider

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Indiana Jones and the Raiders ... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark Harrison Ford, Alfred Molina, Karen Allen

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+ - 238 55
Groundhog Day is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Groundhog Day Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Michael Shannon

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Schindler's List is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Schindler's List Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley

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Pulp Fiction is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Pulp Fiction John Travolta, Bruce Willis, Uma Thurman

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+ - 266 118
Star Wars is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Star Wars Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nes... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, Christopher Lloyd

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Star Wars Episode V: The Empir... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

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+ - 427 252
Rocky is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Rocky Sylvester Stallone, Joe Frazier, Burgess Meredith

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+ - 178 57
The Godfather Part II is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
The Godfather Part II Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall

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+ - 252 58
The Silence of the Lambs is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
The Silence of the Lambs Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Chris Isaak

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+ - 249 116
Citizen Kane is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Citizen Kane Orson Welles, Alan Ladd, Agnes Moorehead

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+ - 437 233
Finding Nemo is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Finding Nemo Ellen DeGeneres, Willem Dafoe, Eric Bana

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+ - 253 101
Casablanca is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Casablanca Ingrid Bergman, Humphrey Bogart, Peter Lorre

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+ - 239 77
It's a Wonderful Life is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
It's a Wonderful Life James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore

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+ - 383 122
The Wizard of Oz is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
The Wizard of Oz Judy Garland, Margaret Hamilton, Frank Morgan

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+ - 368 209
The Departed is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
The Departed Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson, Alec Baldwin

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+ - 274 127
Young Frankenstein is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Young Frankenstein Gene Hackman, Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder

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+ - 448 197
Fargo is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Fargo Steve Buscemi, William H. Macy, Frances McDormand

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+ - 310 149
Amadeus is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Amadeus Jeffrey Jones, Cynthia Nixon, Christine Ebersole

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Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Fa... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Tim Brooke-Taylor

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+ - 420 186
Apocalypse Now is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Apocalypse Now Marlon Brando, Harrison Ford, Robert Duvall

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+ - 362 155
Taxi Driver is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Taxi Driver Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Martin Scorsese

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E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Drew Barrymore, Erika Eleniak, Debra Winger

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No Country for Old Men is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
No Country for Old Men Javier Bardem, Tommy Lee Jones, Woody Harrelson

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+ - 158 38
Rear Window is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Rear Window Grace Kelly, James Stewart, Alfred Hitchcock

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+ - 277 143
American Beauty is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
American Beauty Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Mena Suvari

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+ - 350 161
Up is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Up Christopher Plummer, Ed Asner, Laraine Newman

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+ - 277 126
Blazing Saddles is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Blazing Saddles Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder, Anne Bancroft

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+ - 326 186
Inception is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Inception Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard

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+ - 228 148
The Truman Show is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
The Truman Show Jim Carrey, Paul Giamatti, Ed Harris

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+ - 205 110
The Deer Hunter is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
The Deer Hunter Meryl Streep, Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken

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+ - 249 143
Dances with Wolves is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Dances with Wolves Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Charles Rocket

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+ - 330 198
Batman Begins is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Batman Begins Katie Holmes, Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman

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+ - 137 28
12 Angry Men is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
12 Angry Men Henry Fonda, Jack Klugman, Lee J. Cobb

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Beauty and the Beast is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Beauty and the Beast Angela Lansbury, Frank Welker, Jerry Orbach

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+ - 271 140
Raging Bull is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Raging Bull Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Martin Scorsese

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+ - 84 14
Back to the Future is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Back to the Future Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson

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+ - 277 147
Close Encounters of the Third ... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Close Encounters of the Third Kind Richard Dreyfuss, Teri Garr, Carl Weathers

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+ - 155 40
Psycho is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Psycho Alfred Hitchcock, Janet Leigh, Anthony Perkins

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+ - 183 70
Snow White and the Seven Dwarf... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Billy Gilbert, Pinto Colvig, Jimmy MacDonald