A Roger Ebert Tribute

By Daniel Corleone - 04/06/13 at 04:58 AM CT

Movie critics for film lovers are either consistent, irritating or a combination of both. Not all of them are right depending on your taste of flicks, but none was more popular and respected as Mr. Two Thumbs up: the great Roger Ebert. I tend to browse his site to read his opinions on certain films, both old and new. Some I agree with, others not so much. Regardless of how I feel, he was a fascinating fanatic in the field of motion pictures. I cab=n even remember enjoying his show with both Gene Siskel and Richard Roeper.

As a simple tribute for his many years of hard work, I have compiled his very best movie of each year, top 100 and even his 10 best based on my personal research. I agree with most, but some I have yet to see, which makes a nice list on its own and proves that Ebert deserves his place in movie history. I Hope this will be helpful to anyone looking to bolster their own movie list and serves a gesture of appreciation to one of the most iconic critics of all time.

*(Side note: of his top 10 I havenít seen one, from his best of each year I havenít seen 16, and more than 10 on his 100 best).

Best of Each Year for Ebert:

1. Argo
2. A Separation
3. The Social Network
4. The Hurt Locker
5. Synecdoche, New York*
6. Juno
7. Panís Labyrinth
8. Crash
9. Million Dollar Baby
10. Monster
11. Minority Report
12. Monsterís Ball*
13. Almost Famous
14. Being John Malkovich
15. Dark City
16. Eveís Bayou*
17. Fargo
18. Leaving Las Vegas
19. Hoop Dreams
20. Schindlerís List
21. Malcolm X
22. JFK
23. Goodfellas
24. Do The Right Thing
25. Mississippi Burning
26. House of Games*
27. Platoon
28. The Color Purple
29. Amadeus
30. The Right Stuff*
31. Sophieís Choice
32. My Dinner With Andre*
33. The Black Stallion*
34. Apocalypse Now
35. An Unmarried Woman*
36. 3 Women*
37. Small Change*
38. Nashville*
39. Scenes from a Marriage*
40. Cries and Whispers*
41. The Godfather
42. The Last Picture Show
43. Five Easy Pieces*
44. Z*
45. The Battle Algiers*
46. Bonnie and Clyde

10 Favorite Films of All Time:

1. 2001: A Space Odyssey
2. Aguirre, The Wrath of God
3. Apocalypse Now
4. Citizen Kane
5. La Dolce Vita
6. The General
7. Raging Bull
8. Tokyo Story
9. The Tree of Life
10. Vertigo

Ebert's Great Movies:

1. 12 Angry Men (Published: 9/29/02)
2. Ace in the Hole (Published: 8/12/07)
3. Adaptation. (Published: 9/18/08)
4. The Adventures of Robin Hood (Published: 8/17/03)
5. After Dark, My Sweet (Published: 3/13/05)
6. After Hours (Published: 1/14/09)
7. The Age of Innocence (Published: 8/14/05)
8. Aguirre, the Wrath of God (Published: 4/4/99)
9. A.I. Artificial Intelligence (Published: 7/7/11)
10. Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (Published: 4/27/97)
11. Alien (Published: 10/26/03)
12. All About Eve (Published: 6/11/00)
13. Amadeus (Published: 4/14/02)
14. Amarcord (Published: 1/4/04)
15. Annie Hall (Published: 5/12/02)
16. The Apartment (Published: 7/22/01)
17. Apocalypse Now (Published: 11/28/99)
18. The Apu Trilogy (Published: 3/4/01)
19. Army of Shadows (Published: 5/21/06)
20. Atlantic City (Published: 12/4/05)
21. Au Hasard Balthazar (Published: 3/19/04)
22. Au Revoir, les Enfants (Published: 5/7/06)
23. An Autumn Afternoon (Published: 5/31/11)
24. Babel (Published: 9/22/07)
25. Badlands (Published: 6/24/11)
26. The Ballad of Narayama (Published: 3/7/13)
27. The Band Wagon (Published: 3/27/05)
28. The Bank Dick (Published: 12/10/00)
29. Baraka (Published: 10/16/08)
30. Barry Lyndon (Published: 9/9/09)
31. The Battle of Algiers (Published: 10/10/04)
32. The Battleship Potemkin (Published: 7/19/98)
33. Beat the Devil (Published: 11/26/00)
34. Beauty and the Beast (Published: 12/26/99)
35. Being There (Published: 5/25/97)
36. Belle de Jour (Published: 7/25/99)
37. La Belle Noiseuse (Published: 4/12/09)
38. The Best Years of Our Lives (Published: 12/29/07)
39. The Bicycle Thief / Bicycle Thieves (Published: 3/19/99)
40. The Big Heat (Published: 6/6/04)
41. The Big Lebowski (Published: 3/10/10)
42. The Big Red One (Published: 11/21/04)
43. The Big Sleep (Published: 6/22/97)
44. The Birth of a Nation (Published: 3/30/03)
45. Blade Runner: The Final Cut (Published: 11/3/07)
46. Blow-Up (Published: 11/8/98)
47. The Blue Kite (Published: 1/5/03)
48. Bob le Flambeur (Published: 5/25/03)
49. Body Heat (Published: 7/20/97)
50. Bonnie and Clyde (Published: 8/3/98)
51. Breathless (Published: 7/20/03)
52. Bride of Frankenstein (Published: 1/3/99)
53. The Bridge on the River Kwai (Published: 4/18/99)
54. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (Published: 10/28/01)
55. Broken Blossoms (Published: 1/23/00)
56. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (Published: 6/3/09)
57. Cabiria (Published: 7/2/06)
58. Cache (Published: 1/13/10)
59. Casablanca (Published: 9/15/96)
60. Cat People (Published: 3/12/06)
61. La Ceremonie (Published: 4/17/12)
62. Un Chien Andalou (Published: 4/16/00)
63. Children of Paradise (Published: 1/6/02)
64. Chimes at Midnight (Published: 6/4/06)
65. Chinatown (Published: 2/6/00)
66. Chop Shop (Published: 4/22/09)
67. A Christmas Story (Published: 12/24/00)
68. Chuck Jones: Three Cartoons (Published: 1/15/06)
69. The Circus (Published: 10/20/10)
70. Citizen Kane (Published: 5/24/98)
71. City Lights (Published: 12/21/97)
72. La Collectionneuse (Published: 5/14/12)
73. The Color Purple (Published: 3/28/04)
74. Come and See (Published: 6/16/10)
75. Contact (Published: 12/21/11)
76. The Conversation (Published: 2/4/01)
77. Cool Hand Luke (Published: 7/10/08)
78. Cries and Whispers (Published: 8/18/02)
79. Crimes and Misdemeanors (Published: 9/11/05)
80. Crumb (Published: 11/20/05)
81. Dark City (Published: 11/6/05)
82. Day for Night (Published: 12/26/97)
83. Days of Heaven (Published: 12/7/97)
84. The Dead (Published: 10/9/05)
85. The Decalogue (Published: 4/2/00)
86. Departures (Published: 12/5/11)
87. Detour (Published: 6/7/98)
88. Diary of a Country Priest (Published: 4/13/11)
89. Diary of a Lost Girl (Published: 3/22/12)
90. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (Published: 6/25/00)
91. Diva (Published: 1/10/08)
92. Do the Right Thing (Published: 5/27/01)
93. Dog Day Afternoon (Published: 8/7/08)
94. Don't Look Now (Published: 10/13/02)
95. Double Indemnity (Published: 12/20/98)
96. The Double Life of Veronique (Published: 2/25/09)
97. Dr. Strangelove (Published: 7/11/99)
98. Dracula (Published: 9/19/99)
99. Duck Soup (Published: 7/9/00)
100. E.T. -- The Extra-Terrestrial (Published: 9/14/97)

See the Complete List of Ebert's Great Movies.

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Alex - wrote on 04/07/13 at 09:30 PM CT

Awesome. He has so much good information. He kind of lost it the last 3 or 4 years, giving 4 stars to a lot of crappy movies. But, if you haven't heard the citizen kane commentary, it is simply the best ever.

Chris Kavan - wrote on 04/06/13 at 05:06 PM CT

I admit, I haven't seen many in his top 100 (mostly the foreign films - I know my own cinematic experience pales in comparison in that aspect) but it makes me more than happy to see The Big Lebowski in the #41 spot. Ebert - wherever you are - I hope they're still screening movies for you.

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