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These ten best lists for movie critic Roger Ebert have been collected from various postings in the Usenet newsgroup rec.arts.movies and other sources. The earlier lists come from the Chicago Sun-Times or the best of the year TV show. The later ones are from rogerebert.com or Roger Ebert's Journal.

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1967
Roger Ebert
1. Bonnie and Clyde
2. Ulysses
3. Blowup
4. The Graduate
5. A Man for All Seasons
6. The War Game
7. Reflections in a Golden Eye
8. Cool Hand Luke
9. Elvira Madigan
10. In the Heat of the Night

1968
Roger Ebert
1. The Battle of Algiers
2. 2001: A Space Odyssey
3. Falstaff
4. Faces
5. The Two of Us
6. The Producers
7. Oliver!
8. The Fifth Horseman Is Fear
9. Rachel, Rachel
10. Romeo and Juliet

1999
Roger Ebert
1. Being John Malkovich
2. Magnolia
3. Three Kings
4. Boys Don't Cry
5. Bringing Out the Dead
6. Princess Mononoke
7. The War Zone
8. American Beauty
9. Topsy-Turvy
10. The Insider

The Decade (1990s)
Roger Ebert
1. Hoop Dreams
2. Pulp Fiction
3. Goodfellas
4. Fargo
5. Blue / White / Red
6. Schindler's List
7. Breaking the Waves
8. Leaving Las Vegas
9. Malcolm X
10. JFK

2006
Roger Ebert
1. Pan's Labyrinth
2. Bubble
3. Children of Men
4. The Departed
5. The Lives of Others
6. United 93
7. Flags of Our Fathers
8. Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
9. Babel
10. Man Push Cart

2007
Roger Ebert
1. Juno
2. No Country for Old Men
3. Before the Devil Knows You're Dead
4. Atonement
5. The Kite Runner
6. Away From Her
7. Across the Universe
8. La Vie en Rose
9. The Great Debaters
10. Into the Wild

2008
Roger Ebert's best films
listed alphabetically
Ballast
The Band's Visit
Che
Chop Shop
The Dark Knight
Doubt
The Fall
Frost/Nixon
Frozen River
Happy-Go-Lucky
Iron Man
Milk
Rachel Getting Married
The Reader
Revolutionary Road
Shotgun Stories
Slumdog Millionaire
Synecdoche, New York
W.
WALL-E
 
Roger Ebert's Special Jury Prize (2008)
My Winnipeg
 
Roger Ebert's best documentaries (2008)
listed alphabetically
Encounters at the End of the World
I.O.U.S.A.
Man on Wire
Standard Operating Procedure
Trouble the Water
 
Roger Ebert's best foreign-language films (2008)
listed alphabetically
A Christmas Tale
The Duchess of Langeais
The Edge of Heaven
4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days
A Girl Cut in Two
I've Loved You So Long
The Last Mistress
Let the Right One In
Tell No One
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2009
Roger Ebert's top 10 mainstream films
listed alphabetically
Bad Lieutenant
Crazy Heart
An Education
The Hurt Locker
Inglourious Basterds
Knowing
Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire
A Serious Man
Up in the Air
The White Ribbon
 
Roger Ebert's top 10 independent films (2009)
listed alphabetically
Departures
Disgrace
Everlasting Moments
Goodbye Solo
Julia
Silent Light
Sin Nombre
Skin
Trucker
You, the Living
 
Roger Ebert's ten best documentaries (2009)
listed alphabetically
Anvil! The Story of Anvil
Beaches of Agnes
Collapse
Food, Inc
Must Read After My Death
Of Time and the City
The September Issue
Tyson
We Live in Public
What's the Matter With Kansas?
 
Roger Ebert's best foreign films (2009)
listed alphabetically
Broken Embraces
The Class
Coco Before Chanel
Gomorrah
Lorna's Silence
Munyurangabo
O'Horton
Paris
Police, adjective
Revanche
Seraphine
Still Walking
Summer Hours
Tokyo Sonata
Tulpan
 
Roger Ebert's ten best animated films (2009)
listed alphabetically
A Christmas Carol
Coraline
The Fantastic Mr. Fox
Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
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Ponyo
The Princess and the Frog
Sita Sings the Blues
Up
Waltz with Bashir

The Decade (2000s)
Roger Ebert
1. Synecdoche, New York
2. The Hurt Locker
3. Monster
4. Juno
5. Me and You and Everyone We Know
6. Chop Shop
7. The Son
8. The 25th Hour
9. Almost Famous
10. My Winnipeg
 
remaining films listed alphabetically (2000s)
Adaptation
The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call, New Orleans
City of God
Crash
Kill Bill Vols.1 and 2
Minority Report
No Country for Old Men
Pan's Labyrinth
Silent Light
Waking Life

2010
Roger Ebert's best feature films
1. The Social Network
2. The King's Speech
3. Black Swan
4. I Am Love
5. Winter's Bone
6. Inception
7. The Secret in their Eyes
8. The American
9. Kids Are All Right
10. The Ghost Writer
 
Roger Ebert's Special Jury Award (2010)
127 Hours
 
Roger Ebert's second ten best films (2010)
listed alphabetically
All Good Things
Carlos
Chloe
Greenberg
Hereafter
Monsters
Never Let Me Go
Rabbit Hole
Secretariat
Solitary Man
 
Roger Ebert's best documentaries (2010)
listed alphabetically
45365
A Small Act
Art of the Steal
Best Worst Movie
Collapse
Cropsey
Exit Through the Gift Shop
Inside Job
Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work
Last Train Home
Restrepo
Scrappers
Tabloid
Vincent: A Life in Color
Waiting for Superman
Winebago Man
 
Roger Ebert's 10 best foreign films (2010)
listed alphabetically
35 Shots of Rum
Biutiful
Cell 211
The Chaser
Father of My Children
Home
Life, Above All
Mother
Vincere
White Material
 
Roger Ebert's best animated films (2010)
listed alphabetically
Despicable Me
The Elephant in the Room
How to Train Your Dragon
The Illusionist
My Dog Tulip
The Secret of Kells
A Town Called Panic
Toy Story 3

2011
Roger Ebert's best films
1. A Separation
2. Shame
3. The Tree of Life
4. Hugo
5. Take Shelter
6. Kinyarwanda
7. Drive
8. Midnight in Paris
9. Le Havre
10. The Artist
11. Melancholia
12. Terri
13. The Descendants
14. Margaret
15. Martha Marcy May Marlene
16. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2
17. Trust
18. Life, Above All
19. The Mill and the Cross
20. Another Earth
 
Roger Ebert's best documentaries (2011)
1. The Interrupters
2. Bill Cunningham New York
3. Into the Abyss
4. Tabloid
5. Resurrect Dead
6. Cave of Forgotten Dreams
7. Pina
8. Garbo the Spy
9. The Last Mountain
10. Louder than a Bomb
11. Page One: Inside the New York Times
12. One Lucky Elephant
13. Buck
14. Conan O'Brien Can't Stop
15. Strongman
16. Project Nim
17. Waste Land
18. Phunny Business
19. Make Believe
20. Being Elmo

2012
Roger Ebert's best films
1. Argo
2. Life of Pi
3. Lincoln
4. End of Watch
5. Arbitrage
6. Flight
7. The Sessions
8. Beasts of the Southern Wild
9. Oslo, August 31
10. A Simple Life
 
Roger Ebert's Grand Jury Prizes (2012)
listed alphabetically
Central Park Five
Cloud Atlas
Impossible
In the Family
Last Ride
A Late Quartet
The Master
Paradise Lost 3
Prometheus
Rampart
Searching for Sugar Man
We Need to Talk About Kevin
West of Memphis

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