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These ten best lists for movie critics Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert have been collected from various postings in the Usenet newsgroup rec.arts.movies. The lists through 1978 come from the Chicago Tribune for Siskel, and the Chicago Sun-Times for Ebert. After that most of the lists come from their best of the year TV show.

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1969
Gene Siskel Roger Ebert
1. Z 1. Z
2. Midnight Cowboy 2. Medium Cool
3. Alice's Restaurant 3. Weekend
4. Simon of the Desert 4. if...
5. The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter 5. Last Summer
6. Oh! What a Lovely War 31 6. The Wild Bunch
7. The Wild Bunch 7. Easy Rider
8. if... 8. True Grit
9. Pretty Poison 9. Downhill Racer
10. Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice 10. War and Peace

1970
Gene Siskel Roger Ebert
1. My Night at Maud's 1. Five Easy Pieces
2. M*A*S*H 2. M*A*S*H
3. Women in Love 3. The Revolutionary
4. Five Easy Pieces 4. Patton
5. The Passion of Anna 5. Woodstock
6. Adalen 31 6. My Night and Maud's
7. Salesman 7. Adalen 31
8. Woodstock 8. The Passion of Anna
9. Triolgy 9. The Wild Child
10. The Wild Child 10. Fellini Satyricon

1971
Gene Siskel Roger Ebert
1. Claire's Knee 1. The Last Picture Show
2. A New Leaf 2. McCabe and Mrs. Miller
3. McCabe and Mrs. Miller 3. Claire's Knee
4. Little Big Man 4. The French Connection
5. The Last Picture Show 5. Sunday, Bloody Sunday
6. Sunday, Bloody Sunday 6. Taking Off
7. Bed and Board 7. Carnal Knowledge
8. Dirty Harry 8. Tristana
9. Husbands 9. Goin' Down the Road
10. Taking Off 10. Bed and Board

1972
Gene Siskel Roger Ebert
1. The Godfather 1. The Godfather
2. The Sorrow and the Pity 2. Chole in the Afternoon
3. Le Boucher 3. Le Boucher
4. Cabaret 4. Murmur of the Heart
5. Two English Girls 5. The Green Wall
6. A Clockwork Orange 6. The Sorrow and the Pity
7. Chloe in the Afternoon 7. The Garden of Finzi-Continis
8. Frenzy 8. Minnie and Moskowitz
9. Sounder 9. Sounder
10. Ulzana's Raid 10. The Great Northfield, Minnesota Raid

1973
Gene Siskel Roger Ebert
1. The Emigrants / The New Land 1. Cries and Whispers
2. Last Tango in Paris 2. Last Tango in Paris
3. The Exorcist 3. The Emigrants / The New Land
4. Cries and Whispers 4. Blume in Love
5. The Day of the Jackal 5. The Iceman Cometh
6. The Last of Sheila 6. The Exorcist
7. The Day of the Dolphin 7. The Day of the Jackal
8. American Graffiti 8. American Graffiti
9. Sisters 9. Fellini's Roma
10. The Long Goodbye 10. The Friends of Eddie Coyle

1974
Gene Siskel Roger Ebert
1. Day for Night 1. Scenes from a Marriage
2. The Last Detail 2. Chinatown
3. Amarcord 3. The Mother and the Whore
4. The Conversation 4. Amarcord
5. Mean Streets 5. The Last Detail
6. Scenes from a Marriage 6. The Mirages
7. Lacombe, Lucien 7. Day for Night
8. Harry and Tonto 8. Mean Streets
9. The Mother and the Whore 9. My Uncle Antoine
10. Wedding in Blood 10. The Conversation

1975
Gene Siskel Roger Ebert
1. Nashville 1. Nashville
2. The Passenger 2. Night Moves
3. Love and Death 3. Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
4. Dog Day Afternoon 4. Farewell, My Lovely
5. Barry Lyndon 5. The Phantom of Liberty
6. And Now My Love 6. A Brief Vacation
7. Dodes'ka-den 7. And Now My Love
8. The Homecoming 8. A Woman Under the Influence
9. Antonia: Portrait of a Women 9. In Celebration
10. Hustle 10. Dog Day Afternoon

1976
Gene Siskel Roger Ebert
1. All the President's Men 1. Small Change
2. Network 2. Taxi Driver
3. Brothel No. 8 3. The Magic Flute
4. Small Change 4. The Clockmaker
5. Stay Hungry 5. Network
6. Cousin, Cousine 6. Swept Away...by an unusual destiny in the blue sea of August
7. Taxi Driver 7. Rocky
8. Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson 8. All the President's Men
9. The Seven-Per-Cent Solution 9. Silent Movie
10. The Man Who Would Be King 10. The Shootist

1977
Gene Siskel Roger Ebert
1. Annie Hall 1. 3 Women
2. The Late Show 2. Providence
3. In the Realm of the Senses 3. The Late Show
4. Close Encounters of the Third Kind 4. A Woman's Decision
5. Saturday Night Fever 5. Jail Bait
6. Harlan County, U.S.A. 6. Close Encounters of the Third Kind
7. Star Wars 7. Aguirre: Wrath of God
8. Oh, God! 8. Annie Hall
9. Pumping Iron 9. Sorcerer
10. Rolling Thunder 10. Star Wars

1978
Gene Siskel Roger Ebert
1. Straight Time 1. An Unmarried Woman
2. Pretty Baby 2. Days of Heaven
3. Days of Heaven 3. Heart of Glass
4. Blue Collar 4. Stroszek
5. Autumn Sonata 5. Autumn Sonata
6. The Buddy Holly Story 6. Interiors
7. Coming Home 7. Halloween
8. Halloween 8. National Lampoon's Animal House
9. Magic 9. Kings of the Road
10. Stoszek 10. Superman

1979
Gene Siskel Roger Ebert
1. Hair 1. Apocalypse Now
2. Kramer vs. Kramer 2. Breaking Away
3. The Deer Hunter 3. The Deer Hunter
4. Breaking Away 4. The Marriage of Maria Braun
5. Manhattan 5. Hair
6. The Marriage of Maria Braun 6. Saint Jack
7. Nosferatu 7. Kramer vs. Kramer
8. The Onion Field 8. The China Syndrome
9. Time After Time 9. Nosferatu
10. The China Syndrome 10. 10

The Decade (1970s)
Gene Siskel Roger Ebert
Last Tango in Paris An Unmarried Woman
The Sorrow and the Pity Apocalypse Now
Annie Hall Amarcord
The Emigrants & The New Land Breaking Away
The Godfather I & II Nashville
The Conversation Days of Heaven
Mean Streets The Deer Hunter
The Last Detail Heart of Glass
Saturday Night Fever Cries and Whispers
Le Boucher The Godfather I & II
[There wasn't any ranking so the movies are listed in the order they were presented in the show.]

1980
Gene Siskel Roger Ebert
1. Raging Bull 1. The Black Stallion
2. Ordinary People 2. Raging Bull
3. Coal Miner's Daughter 3. Kagemusha
4. The Tree of Wooden Clogs 4. Being There
5. Kagemusha 5. Ordinary People
6. Being There 6. The Great Santini
7. The Black Stallion 7. The Empire Strikes Back
8. The Blues Brothers 8. Coal Miner's Daughter
9. The Great Santini 9. American Gigolo
10. The Stunt Man 10. Best Boy

1981
Gene Siskel Roger Ebert
1. Ragtime 1. My Dinner with Andre
2. My Dinner with Andre 2. Chariots of Fire
3. Raiders of the Lost Ark 3. Gates of Heaven
4. Mon Oncle D'Amerique 4. Raiders of the Lost Ark
5. Gates of Heaven 5. Heartland
6. Bye Bye Brazil 6. Atlantic City
7. Prince of the City 7. Thief
8. Melvin and Howard 8. Body Heat
9. Body Heat 9. Tess
10. The French Lieutenent's Woman 10. REDS

1982
Gene Siskel Roger Ebert
1. Moonlighting 1. Sophie's Choice
2. Tootsie 2. Diva
3. E.T. 3. E.T.
4. Diva 4. Fitzcarraldo / Burden of Dreams
5. Mephisto 5. Personal Best
6. Lola 6. Das Boot
7. Personal Best 7. Mephisto
8. Three Brothers 8. Moonlighting
9. Das Boot 9. The Verdict
10. An Officer and a Gentleman 10. The Weavers: Wasn't That a Time

1983
Gene Siskel Roger Ebert
1. The Right Stuff 1. The Right Stuff
2. Terms of Endearment 2. Terms of Endearment
3. Betrayl 3. The Year of Living Dangerously
4. Fanny and Alexander 4. Fanny and Alexander
5. Star 80 5. El Norte
6. The Year of Living Dangerously 6. Testament
7. Silkwood 7. Silkwood
8. Pauline at the Beach 8. Say Amen, Somebody
9. Risky Business 9. Risky Business
10. The Big Chill 10. The Return of Martin Guerre

1984
Gene Siskel Roger Ebert
1. Once Upon a Time in America 1. Amadeus
2. Amadeus 2. Paris, Texas
3. The Cotton Club 3. Love Streams
4. Entre Nous 4. This is Spinal Tap
5. Purple Rain 5. The Cotton Club
6. The Killing Fields 6. Secret Honor
7. Secret Honor 7. The Killing Fields
8. A Passage to India 8. Stranger than Paradise
9. Micki and Maude 9. Choose Me
10. The Natural 10. Purple Rain

1985
Gene Siskel Roger Ebert
1. Shoah 1. The Color Purple
2. Ran 2. After Hours
3. The Color Purple 3. The Falcon and the Snowman
4. Streetwise 4. Prizzi's Honor
5. Prizzi's Honor 5. Ran
6. The Official Story 6. Witness
7. Mishima 7. Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome
8. The Facon and the Snowman 8. Lost in America
9. Back to the Future 9. Street Wise
10. The Purple Rose of Cairo 10. Blood Simple
[Ebert excluded Shoah from his list, not because he thought the other ten films were better, but because he felt it was in a class by itself and it wouldn't be appropriate to rank ordinary movies against it.]

1986
Gene Siskel Roger Ebert
1. Hannah and Her Sisters 1. Platoon
2. Vagabond 2. Round Midnight
3. A Room with a View 3. Hannah and Her Sisters
4. Mona Lisa 4. Sid and Nancy
5. Peggy Sue Got Married 5. Lucas
6. Blue Velvet 6. Vagabond
7. Platoon 7. Trouble in Mind
8. Children of a Lesser God 8. Down and out in Beverly Hills
9. Round Midnight 9. Peggy Sue Got Married
10. The Fly 10. Hard Choices

1987
Gene Siskel Roger Ebert
1. The Last Emperor 1. House of Games
2. Full Metal Jacket 2. The Big Easy
3. House of Games 3. Barfly
4. Jean de Florette / Manon of the Spring 4. The Last Emperor
5. Broadcast News 5. Moonstruck
6. Moonstruck 6. Prick Up Your Ears
7. Radio Days 7. Radio Days
8. River's Edge 8. Broadcast News
9. Prick Up Your Ears 9. Lethal Weapon
10. Roxanne 10. Housekeeping

1988
Gene Siskel Roger Ebert
1. The Last Temptation Of Christ 1. Mississippi Burning
2. Who Framed Roger Rabbit 2. The Accidental Tourist
3. Bull Durham 3. The Unbearable Lightness Of Being
4. Little Dorrit 4. Shy People
5. The Accidental Tourist 5. Salaam Bombay
6. Midnight Run 6. A Fish Called Wanda
7. The Thin Blue Line 7. Wings Of Desire
8. Hotel Terminus: The Life And Times of Klaus Barbie 8. Who Framed Roger Rabbit
9. The Unbearable Lightness Of Being 9. Dear America: Letters Home From Vietnam
10. Working Girl 10. Running On Empty

1989
Gene Siskel Roger Ebert
1. Do the Right Thing 1. Do the Right Thing
2. Roger & Me 2. Drugstore Cowboy
3. Drugstore Cowboy 3. My Left Foot
4. Enemies, A Love Story 4. Born on the Fourth of July
5. Born on the Fourth of July 5. Roger & Me
6. The Little Mermaid 6. The Mighty Quinn
7. Crimes and Misdemeanors 7. Field of Dreams
8. The Fabulous Baker Boys 8. Crimes and Misdemeanors
9. Say Anything 9. Driving Miss Daisy
10. The War of the Roses 10. Say Anything

The Decade (1980s)
Gene Siskel Roger Ebert
1. Raging Bull 1. Raging Bull
2. Shoah 2. The Right Stuff
3. The Right Stuff 3. E.T.
4. My Dinner with Andre 4. Do The Right Thing
5. Who Framed Roger Rabbit 5. My Dinner with Andre
6. Do The Right Thing 6. Raiders of the Lost Ark
7. Once Upon A Time In America (long version) 7. Ran
8. Moonlighting 8. Mississippi Burning
9. Sid and Nancy 9. Platoon
10. Kagemusha 10. House of Games

1990
Gene Siskel Roger Ebert
1. Goodfellas 1. Goodfellas
2. After Dark, My Sweet 2. Monsieur Hire
3. Avalon 3. Dances With Wolves
4. The Plot Against Harry 4. The Grifters
5. Too Beautiful For You 5. Reversal Of Fortune
6. Die Hard II: Die Harder 6. Santa Sangre
7. Dances With Wolves 7. Last Exit to Brooklyn
8. Reversal Of Fortune 8. Awakenings
9. The Freshman 9. The Cook, the Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover
10. The Godfather Part III 10. Mountains of the Moon

1991
Gene Siskel Roger Ebert
1. Hearts of Darkness 1. JFK
2. An Angel at My Table 2. Boyz N the Hood
3. Boyz N the Hood 3. Beauty and the Beast
4. La Belle Noiseuse 4. Grand Canyon
5. Beauty and the Beast 5. My Father's Glory / My Mother's Castle
6. Grand Canyon 6. A Woman's Tale
7. JFK 7. Life is Sweet
8. Ju Dou 8. The Man in the Moon
9. Daddy Nostalgi 9. Thelma & Louise
10. Once Around 10. The Rapture

1992
Gene Siskel Roger Ebert
1. One False Move 1. Malcolm X
2. The Player 2. One False Move
3. Howards End 3. Howards End
4. The Crying Game 4. Flirting
5. Malcolm X 5. The Crying Game
6. The Hairdresser's Husband 6. Damage
7. Damage 7. The Hairdresser's Husband
8. Wayne's World 8. The Player
9. Mississippi Masala 9. Unforgiven
10. Under Siege 10. Bad Lieutenant

1993
Gene Siskel Roger Ebert
1. Schindler's List 1. Schindler's List
2. Short Cuts 2. The Age of Innocence
3. The Piano 3. The Piano
4. Farewell My Concubine 4. The Fugitive
5. Menace II Society 5. The Joy Luck Club
6. The Fugitive 6. Kalifornia
7. The Age of Innocence 7. Like Water For Chocolate
8. The Joy Luck Club 8. Menace II Society
9. King of the Hill 9. What's Love Got to Do With It
10. Map of the Human Heart 10. Ruby in Paradise

1994
Gene Siskel Roger Ebert
1. Hoop Dreams 1. Hoop Dreams
2. Pulp Fiction 2. Blue / White / Red
3. Ed Wood 3. Pulp Fiction
4. 32 Short Films About Glenn Gould 4. Forrest Gump
5. Quiz Show 5. The Last Seduction
6. Forrest Gump 6. Fresh
7. Vanya On 42nd Street 7. The Blue Kite
8. The Shawshank Redemption 8. Natural Born Killers
9. Red Rock West 9. The New Age
10. Little Women 10. Quiz Show

1995
Gene Siskel Roger Ebert
1. Crumb 1. Leaving Las Vegas
2. Toy Story 2. Crumb
3. Nixon 3. Dead Man Walking
4. Babe 4. Nixon
5. Dead Man Walking 5. Casino
6. Leaving Las Vegas 6. Apollo 13
7. The American President 7. Exotica
8. Exotica 8. My Family
9. Apollo 13 9. Carrington
10. Les Miserables 10. A Walk in the Clouds

1996
Gene Siskel Roger Ebert
1. Fargo 1. Fargo
2. Secrets & Lies 2. Breaking the Waves
3. Breaking the Waves 3. Secrets & Lies
4. The English Patient 4. Lone Star
5. Lone Star 5. Welcome to the Dollhouse
6. Looking for Richard 6. Bound
7. Paradise Lost 7. Hamlet
8. Welcome to the Dollhouse 8. Everyone Says I Love You
9. Kingpin 9. Heidi Fleiss: Hollywood Madam
10. Bound 10. Big Night

1997
Gene Siskel Roger Ebert
1. The Ice Storm 1. Eve's Bayou
2. L.A. Confidential 2. The Sweet Hereafter
3. Wag the Dog 3. Boogie Nights
4. In the Company of Men 4. Maborosi
5. The End of Violence 5. Jackie Brown
6. The Full Monty 6. Fast, Cheap & Out of Control
7. The Sweet Hereafter 7. L.A. Confidential
8. Good Will Hunting 8. In the Company of Men
9. Mrs. Brown 9. Titanic
10. As Good As It Gets 10. Wag the Dog

1998
Gene Siskel Roger Ebert
1. Babe: Pig In the City 1. Dark City
2. The Thin Red Line 2. Pleasantville
3. Pleasantville 3. Saving Private Ryan
4. Saving Private Ryan 4. A Simple Plan
5. Shakespeare In Love 5. Happiness
6. The Truman Show 6. Elizabeth
7. Antz 7. Babe: Pig In the City
8. Simon Birch 8. Shakespeare In Love
9. There's Something About Mary 9. Life Is Beautiful
10. Waking Ned Devine 10. Primary Colors

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