The Top 100 'Roger Ebert's Great Movies' Movies

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1

Star Wars

1977    George Lucas    Rated PG

Action    Adventure    Cyborg / Android / Robot

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The Godfather

1972    Francis Ford Coppola    Rated R

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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Raiders of the Lost Ark

1981    Steven Spielberg    Rated PG

Action    Adventure    Costume Adventure

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The Shawshank Redemption

1994    Frank Darabont    Rated R

Buddy Film    Drama    Escape Film

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5

Pulp Fiction

1994    Quentin Tarantino    Rated R

Anthology Film    Crime    Crime Comedy

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6

The Godfather Part II

1974    Francis Ford Coppola    Rated R

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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7

Rear Window

1954    Alfred Hitchcock    Rated PG

Mystery    Psychological Thriller    Romance

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8

GoodFellas

1990    Martin Scorsese    Rated R

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Crime

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9

Ikiru

1952    Akira Kurosawa    Not Rated

Drama    Foreign Language Film    Medical Drama

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10

Casablanca

1942    Michael Curtiz    Rated PG

Drama    Romance    Romantic Drama

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11

City Lights

1931    Charles Chaplin    Rated G

Comedy Drama    Drama    Melodrama

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12

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

1975    Milos Forman    Rated R

Comedy Drama    Drama    Medical Drama

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13

Seven Samurai

1954    Akira Kurosawa    Not Rated

Drama    Ensemble Film    Foreign Language Film

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15

Alien

1979    Ridley Scott    Rated R

Body Horror    Cyborg / Android / Robot    Horror

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16

Citizen Kane

1941    Orson Welles    Not Rated

Drama    Period Film

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18

Yojimbo

1961    Akira Kurosawa    Not Rated

Action    Action Comedy    Adventure

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19

The Shining

1980    Stanley Kubrick    Rated R

Ghost Film    Haunted House Film    Horror

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20

Double Indemnity

1944    Billy Wilder    Not Rated

Crime    Crime Thriller    Femme Fatale

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21

The Apartment

1960    Billy Wilder    Not Rated

Comedy Drama    Drama    Romance

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23

The Third Man

1949    Carol Reed    Not Rated

British Noir    Mystery    Psychological Thriller

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24

M

1931    Fritz Lang    Not Rated

Foreign Language Film    Police Detective Film    Psychological Thriller

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25

Taxi Driver

1976    Martin Scorsese    Rated R

Drama    Prostitution Film    Psychological Drama

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26

Se7en

1995    David Fincher    Rated R

Crime    Crime Thriller    Police Detective Film

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27

Rashômon

1950    Akira Kurosawa    Not Rated

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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28

Blade Runner

1982    Ridley Scott    Rated R

Action    Cyberpunk / Tech Noir    Cyborg / Android / Robot

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29

Psycho

1960    Alfred Hitchcock    Not Rated

Horror    Psychological Horror    Psychological Thriller

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30

Apocalypse Now

1979    Francis Ford Coppola    Rated R

Adventure    Adventure Drama    Anti-War Film

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31

Vertigo

1958    Alfred Hitchcock    Rated PG

Femme Fatale    Mindbender    Mystery

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32

The Night of the Hunter

1955    Charles Laughton    Not Rated

Crime    Crime Thriller    Film Noir

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33

12 Angry Men

1957    Sidney Lumet    Not Rated

Based-on-Theatre    Courtroom Drama    Drama

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34

Chinatown

1974    Roman Polanski    Rated R

Detective Film    Femme Fatale    Mystery

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35

The General

1926    Clyde Bruckman, Buster Keaton    Not Rated

Action    Action Comedy    Comedy

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36

Touch of Evil

1958    Orson Welles    Not Rated

Crime    Film Noir    Mystery

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37

The Bicycle Thief

1948    Vittorio De Sica    Not Rated

Coming-of-Age    Crime    Crime Drama

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38

Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

1927    F.W. Murnau    Not Rated

Drama    Melodrama    Romance

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39

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

1948    John Huston    Not Rated

Adventure    Adventure Drama    Drama

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40

The 400 Blows

1959    François Truffaut    Not Rated

Childhood Drama    Coming-of-Age    Drama

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41

Paths of Glory

1957    Stanley Kubrick    Not Rated

Anti-War Film    Drama    Message Movie

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42

Schindler's List

1993    Steven Spielberg    Rated R

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Drama

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43

Jaws

1975    Steven Spielberg    Rated PG

Adventure    Horror    Monster Film

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44

Notorious

1946    Alfred Hitchcock    Not Rated

Film Noir    Mystery    Political Thriller

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45

The Seventh Seal

1957    Ingmar Bergman    Not Rated

Drama    Fantasy    Foreign Language Film

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46

Persona

1966    Ingmar Bergman    Not Rated

Drama    Foreign Language Film    Mindbender

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47

Strangers on a Train

1951    Alfred Hitchcock    Rated PG

Crime    Crime Thriller    Film Noir

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49

The Big Lebowski

1998    Ethan & Joel Coen    Rated R

Buddy Film    Comedy    Crime

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50

Sunset Blvd.

1950    Billy Wilder    Not Rated

Drama    Femme Fatale    Film Noir

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51

The Passion of Joan of Arc

1928    Carl Theodor Dreyer    Not Rated

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Drama

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52

8 1/2

1963    Federico Fellini    Not Rated

Comedy Drama    Drama    Ensemble Film

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53

On the Waterfront

1954    Elia Kazan    Not Rated

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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54

Cool Hand Luke

1967    Stuart Rosenberg    Not Rated

Drama    Prison Film

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56

Network

1976    Sidney Lumet    Rated R

Black Comedy    Comedy Drama    Drama

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57

The Maltese Falcon

1941    John Huston    Not Rated

Crime    Detective Film    Femme Fatale

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58

Raging Bull

1980    Martin Scorsese    Rated R

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Drama

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59

Le samouraï

1967    Jean-Pierre Melville    Rated PG

Crime    Crime Thriller    Foreign Language Film

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60

Fargo

1996    Ethan & Joel Coen    Rated R

Americana    Black Comedy    Crime

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61

Badlands

1973    Terrence Malick    Rated PG

Americana    Based-on-a-True-Story    Crime

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62

Shadow of a Doubt

1943    Alfred Hitchcock    Rated PG

Crime    Crime Thriller    Film Noir

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63

The Conversation

1974    Francis Ford Coppola    Rated PG

Drama    Paranoid Thriller    Psychological Drama

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64

The Searchers

1956    John Ford    Not Rated

Epic    Revisionist Western    Western

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65

La Dolce Vita

1960    Federico Fellini    Not Rated

Comedy Drama    Drama    Ensemble Film

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66

The Rules of the Game

1939    Jean Renoir    Not Rated

Comedy Drama    Drama    Ensemble Film

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67

The Big Sleep

1946    Howard Hawks    Not Rated

Detective Film    Femme Fatale    Film Noir

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68

The Wizard of Oz

1939    Victor Fleming    Not Rated

Adventure    Based-on-Theatre    Family

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69

It's a Wonderful Life

1946    Frank Capra    Not Rated

Americana    Comedy Drama    Drama

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70

Duck Soup

1933    Leo McCarey    Not Rated

Absurd Comedy    Comedy    Farce

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71

Annie Hall

1977    Woody Allen    Rated PG

Comedy    Comedy of Manners    Romance

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72

Days of Heaven

1978    Terrence Malick    Rated PG

Costume Romance    Drama    Period Film

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73

Groundhog Day

1993    Harold Ramis    Rated PG

Comedy    Fantasy    Fantasy Comedy

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74

The Great Dictator

1940    Charles Chaplin    Rated G

Anti-War Film    Comedy    Political Satire

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75

Grand Illusion

1937    Jean Renoir    Not Rated

Drama    Escape Film    Foreign Language Film

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76

All About Eve

1950    Joseph L. Mankiewicz    Not Rated

Comedy Drama    Drama    Showbiz Drama

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77

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

1962    John Ford    Not Rated

Drama    Outlaw    Revisionist Western

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78

Aguirre: The Wrath of God

1972    Werner Herzog    Not Rated

Adventure    Adventure Drama    Drama

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79

Breathless

1960    Jean-Luc Godard    Not Rated

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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80

Metropolis

1927    Fritz Lang    Not Rated

Cyberpunk / Tech Noir    Cyborg / Android / Robot    Dystopian Film

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81

Tokyo Story

1953    Yasujirô Ozu    Not Rated

Drama    Family Drama    Foreign Language Film

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82

The Killing

1956    Stanley Kubrick    Not Rated

Crime    Crime Thriller    Femme Fatale

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83

Manhattan

1979    Woody Allen    Rated R

Comedy Drama    Comedy of Manners    Drama

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84

Ace in the Hole

1951    Billy Wilder    Not Rated

Black Comedy    Comedy Drama    Drama

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85

My Neighbor Totoro

1988    Hayao Miyazaki    Rated G

Adventure    Animation    Anime

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86

The Thin Man

1934    W.S. Van Dyke    Not Rated

Comedy    Comedy Thriller    Crime

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87

Dog Day Afternoon

1975    Sidney Lumet    Rated R

Based-on-a-True-Story    Crime    Crime Drama

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88

Unforgiven

1992    Clint Eastwood    Rated R

Outlaw    Prostitution Film    Revenge Film

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89

Lawrence of Arabia

1962    David Lean    Rated G

Adventure    Adventure Drama    Drama

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90

The Hustler

1961    Robert Rossen    Not Rated

Con Artist / Hustler    Drama    Psychological Drama

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91

Sweet Smell of Success

1957    Alexander Mackendrick    Not Rated

Drama    Film Noir    Media Satire

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92

The Wild Bunch

1969    Sam Peckinpah    Rated R

Action    Outlaw    Revisionist Western

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93

E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial

1982    Steven Spielberg    Rated PG

Adventure    Drama    Family

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94

Rio Bravo

1959    Howard Hawks    Not Rated

Buddy Film    Traditional Western    Western

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95

Scarface

1983    Brian De Palma    Rated R

Crime    Crime Thriller    Gangster Film

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96

Out of the Past

1947    Jacques Tourneur    Not Rated

Crime    Femme Fatale    Film Noir

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98

The Bridge on the River Kwai

1957    David Lean    Rated PG

Drama    Ensemble Film    War

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99

Laura

1944    Otto Preminger    Not Rated

Crime    Crime Thriller    Detective Film

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100

Some Like It Hot

1959    Billy Wilder    Rated PG13

Comedy    Comedy of Errors    Cross-Dressing / Gender-Bending

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