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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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1,127 417
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
864 295
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

3
933 488
The Godfather is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
The Godfather Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall

4
825 245
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
755 375
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
755 443
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
701 254
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
702 410
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
718 309
Pulp Fiction is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Pulp Fiction John Travolta, Bruce Willis, Uma Thurman

10
465 288
Rocky is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Rocky Sylvester Stallone, Joe Frazier, Burgess Meredith

11
553 313
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
617 278
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
668 356
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

14
411 237
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
500 216
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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345 167
Amadeus is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Amadeus Jeffrey Jones, Cynthia Nixon, Christine Ebersole

17
461 209
Apocalypse Now is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Apocalypse Now Marlon Brando, Harrison Ford, Robert Duvall

18
477 257
Finding Nemo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Finding Nemo Ellen DeGeneres, Willem Dafoe, Eric Bana

19
424 229
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
321 147
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
313 176
American Beauty is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
American Beauty Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Mena Suvari

22
402 178
Taxi Driver is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Taxi Driver Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Martin Scorsese

23
371 219
Inception is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Inception Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard

24
456 210
No Country for Old Men is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
No Country for Old Men Javier Bardem, Tommy Lee Jones, Woody Harrelson

25
320 166
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

26
236 134
The Deer Hunter is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
The Deer Hunter Meryl Streep, Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken

27
393 183
Up is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Up Christopher Plummer, Ed Asner, Laraine Newman

28
143 30
Back to the Future is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Back to the Future Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson

29
270 172
The Truman Show is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
The Truman Show Jim Carrey, Paul Giamatti, Ed Harris

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332 143
The Fugitive is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
The Fugitive Julianne Moore, Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones

31
303 150
Blazing Saddles is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Blazing Saddles Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder, Anne Bancroft

32
281 162
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
236 110
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
362 226
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
309 165
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
294 159
Raging Bull is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Raging Bull Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Martin Scorsese

37
306 168
Close Encounters of the Third ... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Close Encounters of the Third Kind Richard Dreyfuss, Teri Garr, Carl Weathers

38
359 177
2001: A Space Odyssey is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
2001: A Space Odyssey Arthur C. Clarke, Leonard Rossiter, Ed Bishop

39
316 153
Platoon is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Platoon Johnny Depp, Charlie Sheen, Willem Dafoe

40
210 108
Casino Royale is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Casino Royale Alessandra Ambrosio, Eva Green, Daniel Craig

41
317 109
Cool Hand Luke is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Cool Hand Luke Paul Newman, Dennis Hopper, George Kennedy

42
276 132
Field of Dreams is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Field of Dreams Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Kevin Costner

43
229 124
Ratatouille is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Ratatouille Peter O'Toole, Janeane Garofalo, Will Arnett

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118 37
Lawrence of Arabia is listed (or ranked) 44 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

45
248 81
Unforgiven is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Unforgiven Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Gene Hackman

46
248 99
L.A. Confidential is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
L.A. Confidential Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Kim Basinger

47
262 128
The Graduate is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
The Graduate Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, Richard Dreyfuss

48
88 31
Indiana Jones and the Last Cru... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, River Phoenix

49
220 147
This Is Spinal Tap is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
This Is Spinal Tap Billy Crystal, Fran Drescher, Anjelica Huston

50
211 103
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