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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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850 284
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
1,107 401
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
906 482
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
560 259
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
809 235
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
733 439
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
696 249
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
734 373
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
230 77
The Godfather Part II is listed (or ranked) 9 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

10
684 404
The Dark Knight is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
The Dark Knight Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman, Gary Oldman

11
310 81
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
456 278
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
327 118
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
701 305
Pulp Fiction is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Pulp Fiction John Travolta, Bruce Willis, Uma Thurman

15
635 163
The Green Mile is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
JoshHaynie added The Green Mile Tom Hanks, Gary Sinise, Sam Rockwell

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16
535 310
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
608 273
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
652 354
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
314 135
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
282 76
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
301 114
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
403 228
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
280 129
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
472 249
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
419 220
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
424 136
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
488 211
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

29
311 144
Young Frankenstein is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Young Frankenstein Gene Hackman, Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder

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336 163
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
361 212
Inception is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Inception Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard

32
451 205
Apocalypse Now is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Apocalypse Now Marlon Brando, Harrison Ford, Robert Duvall

33
395 175
Taxi Driver is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Taxi Driver Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Martin Scorsese

34
313 159
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Fa... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Tim Brooke-Taylor

35
188 50
Rear Window is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
but chickens double d added Rear Window Grace Kelly, James Stewart, Alfred Hitchcock

36
446 208
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

37
386 176
Up is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Up Christopher Plummer, Ed Asner, Laraine Newman

38
132 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
174 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
301 169
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
260 167
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
326 139
The Fugitive is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
The Fugitive Julianne Moore, Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones

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44
183 61
Alien is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
but chickens double d added Alien Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt, Ian Holm

45
274 158
Dances with Wolves is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
Dances with Wolves Kevin Costner, Mary McDonnell, Charles Rocket

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
184 49
Psycho is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
but chickens double d added Psycho Alfred Hitchcock, Janet Leigh, Anthony Perkins

49
229 131
The Deer Hunter is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars
The Deer Hunter Meryl Streep, Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken

50
356 220
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