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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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847 282
Saving Private Ryan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Saving Private Ryan Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Vin Diesel

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2
1,103 396
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
901 479
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
555 258
The Shawshank Redemption is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
but chickens double d added The Shawshank Redemption Morgan Freeman, Rita Hayworth, Tim Robbins

5
809 233
Toy Story is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Toy Story Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles

6
732 437
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
695 248
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
732 372
Goodfellas is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Goodfellas Robert De Niro, Samuel L. Jackson, Joe Pesci

9
681 403
The Dark Knight is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
The Dark Knight Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman, Gary Oldman

10
225 75
The Godfather Part II is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
but chickens double d added The Godfather Part II Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall

11
307 79
The Silence of the Lambs is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
but chickens double d added The Silence of the Lambs Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Chris Isaak

12
455 276
Rocky is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Rocky Sylvester Stallone, Joe Frazier, Burgess Meredith

13
324 116
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nes... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
but chickens double d added One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, Christopher Lloyd

14
635 161
The Green Mile is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
JoshHaynie added The Green Mile Tom Hanks, Gary Sinise, Sam Rockwell

15
698 303
Pulp Fiction is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Pulp Fiction John Travolta, Bruce Willis, Uma Thurman

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16
534 309
Star Wars Episode V: The Empir... is listed (or ranked) 16 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

17
607 271
Jaws is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Jaws Steven Spielberg, Richard Dreyfuss, Roy Scheider

18
651 352
Schindler's List is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Schindler's List Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley

19
313 134
Star Wars is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
but chickens double d added Star Wars Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

20
281 75
Groundhog Day is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
but chickens double d added Groundhog Day Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Michael Shannon

21
298 112
Casablanca is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
but chickens double d added Casablanca Ingrid Bergman, Humphrey Bogart, Peter Lorre

22
400 228
The Departed is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
The Departed Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson, Alec Baldwin

23
279 129
Citizen Kane is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Skojare added Citizen Kane Orson Welles, Alan Ladd, Agnes Moorehead

24
471 249
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

25
418 219
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial Drew Barrymore, Erika Eleniak, Debra Winger

26
423 135
The Wizard of Oz is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
but chickens double d added The Wizard of Oz Judy Garland, Margaret Hamilton, Frank Morgan

27
270 91
It's a Wonderful Life is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
but chickens double d added It's a Wonderful Life James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore

28
311 144
Young Frankenstein is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Young Frankenstein Gene Hackman, Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder

29
486 211
Fargo is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Fargo Steve Buscemi, William H. Macy, Frances McDormand

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336 162
Amadeus is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Amadeus Jeffrey Jones, Cynthia Nixon, Christine Ebersole

31
450 204
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

32
358 211
Inception is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Inception Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard

33
313 156
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Fa... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Tim Brooke-Taylor

34
392 175
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

35
443 207
No Country for Old Men is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
No Country for Old Men Javier Bardem, Tommy Lee Jones, Woody Harrelson

36
386 176
Up is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Up Christopher Plummer, Ed Asner, Laraine Newman

37
185 50
Rear Window is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
but chickens double d added Rear Window Grace Kelly, James Stewart, Alfred Hitchcock

38
130 26
Back to the Future is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Back to the Future Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson

39
172 36
12 Angry Men is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
but chickens double d added 12 Angry Men Henry Fonda, Jack Klugman, Lee J. Cobb

40
300 168
American Beauty is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
American Beauty Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Mena Suvari

41
258 167
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

42
298 146
Blazing Saddles is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Blazing Saddles Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder, Anne Bancroft

43
183 60
Alien is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
but chickens double d added Alien Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt, Ian Holm

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44
274 157
Dances with Wolves is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Dances with Wolves Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Charles Rocket

45
326 139
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

46
228 106
Beauty and the Beast is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Beauty and the Beast Angela Lansbury, Frank Welker, Jerry Orbach

47
168 55
Seven is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
but chickens double d added Seven Brad Pitt, Gwyneth Paltrow, Morgan Freeman

48
227 130
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

49
183 49
Psycho is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
but chickens double d added Psycho Alfred Hitchcock, Janet Leigh, Anthony Perkins

50
353 220
Batman Begins is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Batman Begins Katie Holmes, Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman