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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
list ordered by

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1,008 512
The Godfather is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
The Godfather Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall

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2
1,187 465
Forrest Gump is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Forrest Gump Tom Hanks, Kurt Russell, Sally Field

3
929 324
Saving Private Ryan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Saving Private Ryan Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Vin Diesel

4
882 279
Toy Story is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Toy Story Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles

5
824 394
Goodfellas is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Goodfellas Robert De Niro, Samuel L. Jackson, Joe Pesci

6
809 467
Indiana Jones and the Raiders ... is listed (or ranked) 6 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

7
775 444
The Dark Knight is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
The Dark Knight Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman, Gary Oldman

8
726 292
Apollo 13 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Apollo 13 Tom Hanks, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ed Harris

9
618 335
Star Wars Episode V: The Empir... is listed (or ranked) 9 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

10
779 336
Pulp Fiction is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Pulp Fiction John Travolta, Bruce Willis, Uma Thurman

11
713 371
Schindler's List is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Schindler's List Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley

12
664 297
Jaws is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Jaws Steven Spielberg, Richard Dreyfuss, Roy Scheider

13
512 309
Rocky is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Rocky Sylvester Stallone, Joe Frazier, Burgess Meredith

14
452 269
The Departed is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
The Departed Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson, Alec Baldwin

15
534 239
Fargo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Fargo Steve Buscemi, William H. Macy, Frances McDormand

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16
497 228
Apocalypse Now is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Apocalypse Now Marlon Brando, Harrison Ford, Robert Duvall

17
518 281
Finding Nemo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Finding Nemo Ellen DeGeneres, Willem Dafoe, Eric Bana

18
187 44
Back to the Future is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Back to the Future Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson

19
363 194
Amadeus is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Amadeus Jeffrey Jones, Cynthia Nixon, Christine Ebersole

20
453 252
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Drew Barrymore, Erika Eleniak, Debra Winger

21
264 142
The Deer Hunter is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
The Deer Hunter Meryl Streep, Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken

22
343 167
Young Frankenstein is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Young Frankenstein Gene Hackman, Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder

23
438 194
Taxi Driver is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Taxi Driver Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Martin Scorsese

24
402 247
Inception is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Inception Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard

25
341 210
American Beauty is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
American Beauty Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Mena Suvari

26
350 186
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Fa... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Tim Brooke-Taylor

27
492 236
No Country for Old Men is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
No Country for Old Men Javier Bardem, Tommy Lee Jones, Woody Harrelson

28
425 200
Up is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Up Christopher Plummer, Ed Asner, Laraine Newman

29
358 162
The Fugitive is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
The Fugitive Julianne Moore, Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones

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30
297 192
The Truman Show is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
The Truman Show Jim Carrey, Paul Giamatti, Ed Harris

31
265 118
L.A. Confidential is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
L.A. Confidential Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Kim Basinger

32
380 195
2001: A Space Odyssey is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
2001: A Space Odyssey Arthur C. Clarke, Leonard Rossiter, Ed Bishop

33
300 177
Dances with Wolves is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Dances with Wolves Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Charles Rocket

34
344 121
Cool Hand Luke is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Cool Hand Luke Paul Newman, Dennis Hopper, George Kennedy

35
324 166
Blazing Saddles is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Blazing Saddles Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder, Anne Bancroft

36
140 51
Lawrence of Arabia is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
but chickens double d added Lawrence of Arabia Omar Sharif, Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness

37
284 144
The Graduate is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
The Graduate Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, Richard Dreyfuss

38
257 127
Beauty and the Beast is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Beauty and the Beast Angela Lansbury, Frank Welker, Jerry Orbach

39
388 247
Batman Begins is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Batman Begins Katie Holmes, Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman

40
327 178
Casino is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Casino Sharon Stone, Robert De Niro, James Woods

41
341 161
Platoon is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Platoon Johnny Depp, Charlie Sheen, Willem Dafoe

42
323 179
Close Encounters of the Third ... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Close Encounters of the Third Kind Richard Dreyfuss, Teri Garr, Carl Weathers

43
308 171
Raging Bull is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Raging Bull Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Martin Scorsese

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44
252 142
Ratatouille is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Ratatouille Peter O'Toole, Janeane Garofalo, Will Arnett

45
235 161
This Is Spinal Tap is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
This Is Spinal Tap Billy Crystal, Fran Drescher, Anjelica Huston

46
123 56
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Lear... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
but chickens double d added Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb James Earl Jones, Peter Sellers, George C. Scott

47
294 151
Field of Dreams is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Field of Dreams Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Kevin Costner

48
325 207
Titanic is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Titanic Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Kathy Bates

49
254 157
A Beautiful Mind is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
A Beautiful Mind Jennifer Connelly, Russell Crowe, Ron Howard

50
228 117
American Graffiti is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
American Graffiti Harrison Ford, Ron Howard, Suzanne Somers