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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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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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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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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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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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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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Indiana Jones and the Raiders ... is listed (or ranked) 7 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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The Green Mile is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
The Green Mile Tom Hanks, Gary Sinise, Sam Rockwell

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Schindler's List is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Schindler's List Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley

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Goodfellas is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Goodfellas Robert De Niro, Samuel L. Jackson, Joe Pesci

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Star Wars is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Star Wars Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

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The Dark Knight is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
The Dark Knight Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman, Gary Oldman

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Star Wars Episode V: The Empir... is listed (or ranked) 13 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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Jaws is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Jaws Steven Spielberg, Richard Dreyfuss, Roy Scheider

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Finding Nemo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Finding Nemo Ellen DeGeneres, Willem Dafoe, Eric Bana

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Groundhog Day is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Groundhog Day Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Michael Shannon

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The Silence of the Lambs is listed (or ranked) 17 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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Casablanca is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Casablanca Ingrid Bergman, Humphrey Bogart, Peter Lorre

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The Wizard of Oz is listed (or ranked) 19 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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Pulp Fiction is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Pulp Fiction John Travolta, Bruce Willis, Uma Thurman

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One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nes... is listed (or ranked) 21 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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Rocky is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Rocky Sylvester Stallone, Joe Frazier, Burgess Meredith

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Amadeus is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Amadeus Jeffrey Jones, Cynthia Nixon, Christine Ebersole

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Young Frankenstein is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Young Frankenstein Gene Hackman, Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder

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Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Fa... is listed (or ranked) 25 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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Fargo is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Fargo Steve Buscemi, William H. Macy, Frances McDormand

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The Godfather Part II is listed (or ranked) 27 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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Apocalypse Now is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Apocalypse Now Marlon Brando, Harrison Ford, Robert Duvall

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E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is listed (or ranked) 29 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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Citizen Kane is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Citizen Kane Orson Welles, Alan Ladd, Agnes Moorehead

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It's a Wonderful Life is listed (or ranked) 31 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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Up is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Up Christopher Plummer, Ed Asner, Laraine Newman

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Blazing Saddles is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Blazing Saddles Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder, Anne Bancroft

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The Departed is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
The Departed Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson, Alec Baldwin

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The Deer Hunter is listed (or ranked) 35 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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Batman Begins is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Batman Begins Katie Holmes, Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman

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Taxi Driver is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Taxi Driver Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Martin Scorsese

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Dances with Wolves is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Dances with Wolves Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Charles Rocket

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American Beauty is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
American Beauty Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Mena Suvari

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Raging Bull is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Raging Bull Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Martin Scorsese

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No Country for Old Men is listed (or ranked) 41 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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Snow White and the Seven Dwarf... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Billy Gilbert, Pinto Colvig, Jimmy MacDonald

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Rear Window is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Rear Window Grace Kelly, James Stewart, Alfred Hitchcock

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Close Encounters of the Third ... is listed (or ranked) 44 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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Casino is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Casino Sharon Stone, Robert De Niro, James Woods

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This Is Spinal Tap is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
This Is Spinal Tap Billy Crystal, Fran Drescher, Anjelica Huston

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Inception is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Inception Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard

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The Truman Show is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
The Truman Show Jim Carrey, Paul Giamatti, Ed Harris

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Platoon is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Platoon Johnny Depp, Charlie Sheen, Willem Dafoe

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2001: A Space Odyssey is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
2001: A Space Odyssey Arthur C. Clarke, Leonard Rossiter, Ed Bishop