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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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1,149 432
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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2
964 498
The Godfather is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
The Godfather Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall

3
890 309
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
846 256
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
780 382
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
778 451
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
710 270
Apollo 13 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Apollo 13 Tom Hanks, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ed Harris

8
734 422
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

9
487 299
Rocky is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Rocky Sylvester Stallone, Joe Frazier, Burgess Meredith

10
743 323
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
580 323
Star Wars Episode V: The Empir... is listed (or ranked) 11 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

12
688 361
Schindler's List is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Schindler's List Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley

13
635 289
Jaws is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Jaws Steven Spielberg, Richard Dreyfuss, Roy Scheider

14
429 250
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
517 227
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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480 216
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
499 265
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
353 176
Amadeus is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Amadeus Jeffrey Jones, Cynthia Nixon, Christine Ebersole

19
438 237
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Drew Barrymore, Erika Eleniak, Debra Winger

20
334 153
Young Frankenstein is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Young Frankenstein Gene Hackman, Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder

21
420 183
Taxi Driver is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Taxi Driver Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Martin Scorsese

22
339 169
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Fa... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Tim Brooke-Taylor

23
328 188
American Beauty is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
American Beauty Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Mena Suvari

24
163 34
Back to the Future is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Back to the Future Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson

25
385 228
Inception is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Inception Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard

26
470 222
No Country for Old Men is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
No Country for Old Men Javier Bardem, Tommy Lee Jones, Woody Harrelson

27
245 138
The Deer Hunter is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
The Deer Hunter Meryl Streep, Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken

28
409 191
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
316 152
Blazing Saddles is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Blazing Saddles Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder, Anne Bancroft

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280 180
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
342 148
The Fugitive is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
The Fugitive Julianne Moore, Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones

32
292 168
Dances with Wolves is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Dances with Wolves Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Charles Rocket

33
246 114
Beauty and the Beast is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Beauty and the Beast Angela Lansbury, Frank Welker, Jerry Orbach

34
372 235
Batman Begins is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Batman Begins Katie Holmes, Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman

35
318 169
Casino is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Casino Sharon Stone, Robert De Niro, James Woods

36
331 157
Platoon is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Platoon Johnny Depp, Charlie Sheen, Willem Dafoe

37
302 164
Raging Bull is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Raging Bull Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Martin Scorsese

38
314 173
Close Encounters of the Third ... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Close Encounters of the Third Kind Richard Dreyfuss, Teri Garr, Carl Weathers

39
367 181
2001: A Space Odyssey is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
2001: A Space Odyssey Arthur C. Clarke, Leonard Rossiter, Ed Bishop

40
328 112
Cool Hand Luke is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Cool Hand Luke Paul Newman, Dennis Hopper, George Kennedy

41
242 129
Ratatouille is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Ratatouille Peter O'Toole, Janeane Garofalo, Will Arnett

42
220 118
Casino Royale is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Casino Royale Alessandra Ambrosio, Eva Green, Daniel Craig

43
285 140
Field of Dreams is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Field of Dreams Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Kevin Costner

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269 134
The Graduate is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
The Graduate Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, Richard Dreyfuss

45
256 105
L.A. Confidential is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
L.A. Confidential Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Kim Basinger

46
261 89
Unforgiven is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Unforgiven Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Gene Hackman

47
98 37
Indiana Jones and the Last Cru... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, River Phoenix

48
229 153
This Is Spinal Tap is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
This Is Spinal Tap Billy Crystal, Fran Drescher, Anjelica Huston

49
125 44
Lawrence of Arabia is listed (or ranked) 49 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

50
218 110
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