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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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+ - 814 263
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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+ - 783 217
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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+ - 848 469
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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+ - 505 246
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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+ - 677 233
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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Goodfellas is listed (or ranked) 7 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) 8 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
The Dark Knight Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman, Gary Oldman

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+ - 692 430
Indiana Jones and the Raiders ... is listed (or ranked) 9 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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+ - 612 149
The Green Mile is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
The Green Mile Tom Hanks, Gary Sinise, Sam Rockwell

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+ - 300 106
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nes... is listed (or ranked) 11 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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+ - 276 65
The Silence of the Lambs is listed (or ranked) 12 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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+ - 578 265
Jaws is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Jaws Steven Spielberg, Richard Dreyfuss, Roy Scheider

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+ - 193 64
The Godfather Part II is listed (or ranked) 14 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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+ - 255 61
Groundhog Day is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Groundhog Day Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Michael Shannon

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Rocky is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Rocky Sylvester Stallone, Joe Frazier, Burgess Meredith

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Schindler's List is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Schindler's List Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley

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+ - 662 289
Pulp Fiction is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Pulp Fiction John Travolta, Bruce Willis, Uma Thurman

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+ - 285 125
Star Wars is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Star Wars Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

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+ - 506 300
Star Wars Episode V: The Empir... is listed (or ranked) 20 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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+ - 379 219
The Departed is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
The Departed Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson, Alec Baldwin

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+ - 268 106
Casablanca is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Casablanca Ingrid Bergman, Humphrey Bogart, Peter Lorre

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+ - 258 122
Citizen Kane is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Citizen Kane Orson Welles, Alan Ladd, Agnes Moorehead

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+ - 447 242
Finding Nemo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Finding Nemo Ellen DeGeneres, Willem Dafoe, Eric Bana

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+ - 395 127
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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+ - 248 84
It's a Wonderful Life is listed (or ranked) 26 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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+ - 300 143
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Fa... is listed (or ranked) 27 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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+ - 460 204
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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+ - 320 154
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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Inception is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Inception Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard

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+ - 431 192
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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+ - 287 139
Young Frankenstein is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Young Frankenstein Gene Hackman, Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder

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+ - 400 206
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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+ - 373 164
Taxi Driver is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Taxi Driver Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Martin Scorsese

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+ - 363 166
Up is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Up Christopher Plummer, Ed Asner, Laraine Newman

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+ - 422 199
No Country for Old Men is listed (or ranked) 36 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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+ - 163 45
Rear Window is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Rear Window Grace Kelly, James Stewart, Alfred Hitchcock

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+ - 285 153
American Beauty is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
American Beauty Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Mena Suvari

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+ - 260 147
Dances with Wolves is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Dances with Wolves Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Charles Rocket

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+ - 282 137
Blazing Saddles is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Blazing Saddles Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder, Anne Bancroft

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+ - 240 156
The Truman Show is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
The Truman Show Jim Carrey, Paul Giamatti, Ed Harris

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+ - 161 50
Alien is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Alien Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt, Ian Holm

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+ - 150 32
12 Angry Men is listed (or ranked) 43 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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Seven is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Seven Brad Pitt, Gwyneth Paltrow, Morgan Freeman

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+ - 307 131
The Fugitive is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
The Fugitive Julianne Moore, Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones

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+ - 341 207
Batman Begins is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Batman Begins Katie Holmes, Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman

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+ - 213 98
Beauty and the Beast is listed (or ranked) 47 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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+ - 214 120
The Deer Hunter is listed (or ranked) 48 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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+ - 101 19
Back to the Future is listed (or ranked) 49 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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+ - 287 152
Close Encounters of the Third ... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Close Encounters of the Third Kind Richard Dreyfuss, Teri Garr, Carl Weathers