Best of the Movies: Critics Lists

This section contains the top ten lists by year each for Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert.



Gene Siskel

1998
 1. Babe -- Pig In The City
 2. The Thin Red Line
 3. Pleasantville
 4. Saving Private Ryan
 5. Shakespeare In Love
 6. The Truman Show
 7. Antz
 8. Simon Birch
 9. There's Something About Mary
 10. Waking Ned Devine

1997
 1. The Ice Storm
 2. L. A.  Confidential
 3. Wag the Dog
 4. In the Company of Men
 5. The End of Violence
 6. The Full Monty
 7. The Sweet Hereafter
 8. Good Will Hunting
 9. Mrs.  Brown
 10. As Good As It Gets

1996
 1. Fargo
 2. Secrets and Lies
 3. Breaking the Waves
 4. The English Patient
 5. Lone Star
 6. Looking For Richard
 7. Paradise Lost
 8. Welcome to the Dollhouse
 9. Kingpin
 10. Bound

1995
 1. Crumb
 2. Toy Story
 3. Nixon
 4. Babe
 5. Dead Man Walking
 6. Leaving Las Vegas
 7. The American President
 8. Exotica
 9. Apollo 13
 10. Les Miserables

1994
 1. Hoop Dreams
 2. Pulp Fiction
 3. Ed Wood
 4. 32 Short Films About Glenn Gould
 5. Quiz Show
 6. Forrest Gump
 7. Vanya on 42nd Street
 8. The Shawshank Redemption
 9. Red Rock West
 10. Little Women

1993
 1. Schindler's List
 2. Short Cuts
 3. The Piano
 4. Farewell My Concubine
 5. Menace II Society
 6. The Fugitive
 7. The Age of Innocence
 8. The Joy Luck Club
 9. King of the Hill
 10. Map of the Human Heart

1992
 1. One False Move
 2. The Player
 3. Howards End
 4. The Crying Game
 5. Malcolm X
 6. The Hairdresser's Husband
 7. Damage
 8. Wayne's World
 9. Mississippi Masala
 10. Under Seige

1991
 1. Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse
 2. An Angel at My Table
 3. Boyz N the Hood
 4. La Belle Noiseuse
 5. Beauty and the Beast
 6. Grand Canyon
 7. JFK
 8. Ju Dou
 9. Daddy Nostalgia
 10. Once Around

1990
 1. Goodfellas
 2. After Dark, My Sweet
 3. Avalon
 4. The Plot Against Harry
 5. Too Beautiful for You
 6. Die Hard 2
 7. Dances With Wolves
 8. Reversal of Fortune
 9. The Freshman
 10. The Godfather Part III

1989
 1. Do the Right Thing
 2. Roger & Me
 3. Drugstore Cowboy
 4. Enemies: A Love Story
 5. Born on the Fourth of July
 6. The Little Mermaid
 7. Crimes and Misdemeanors
 8. The Fabulous Baker Boys
 9. Say Anything
 10. The War of the Roses

1988
 1. The Last Temptation of Christ
 2. Who Framed Roger Rabbit
 3. Bull Durham
 4. Little Dorritt
 5. The Accidental Tourist
 6. Midnight Run
 7. The Thin Blue Line
 8. Hotel Terminus: The Life and Times of Klaus Barbie
 9. The Unbearable Lightness of Being
 10. Working Girl

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

1986
 1. Hannah and Her Sisters
 2. Vagabond
 3. A Room With a View
 4. Mona Lisa
 5. Peggy Sue Got Married
 6. Blue Velvet
 7. Platoon
 8. Children of a Lesser God
 9. Round Midnight
 10. The Fly

1985
 1. Shoah
 2. Ran
 3. The Color Purple
 4. Streetwise
 5. Prizzi's Honor
 6. The Official Story
 7. Mishima
 8. The Falcon and the Snowman
 9. Back to the Future
 10. The Purple Rose of Cairo

1984
 1. Once Upon a Time in America
 2. Amadeus
 3. The Cotton Club
 4. Entre Nous
 5. Purple Rain
 6. The Killing Fields
 7. Secret Honor
 8. A Passge to India
 9. Micki & Maude
 10. The Natural

1983
 1. The Right Stuff
 2. Terms of Endearment
 3. Betrayal
 4. Fanny and Alexander
 5. Star 80
 6. The Year of Living Dangerously
 7. Silkwood
 8. Pauline at the Beach
 9. Risky Business
 10. The Big Chill

1982
 1. Moonlighting
 2. Tootsie
 3. E. T.
 4. Diva
 5. Mephisto
 6. Lola
 7. Personal Best
 8. Das Boot
 9. Three Brothers
 10. An Officer and a Gentleman

1981
 1. Ragtime
 2. My Dinner With Andre
 3. Raiders of the Lost Ark
 4. Mon Oncle d'Amerique
 5. Gates of Heaven
 6. Bye Bye Brazil
 7. Prince of the City
 8. Melvin and Howard
 9. Body Heat
 10. The French Lieutenant's Woman

1980
 1. Raging Bull
 2. Ordinary People
 3. Coal Miner's Daughter
 4. The Tree of Wooden Clogs
 5. Kagemusha
 6. Being There
 7. The Black Stallion
 8. The Blues Brothers
 9. The Great Santini
 10. The Stunt Man

1979
 1. Hair
 2. Kramer vs.  Kramer
 3. The Deer Hunter
 4. Breaking Away
 5. Manhattan
 6. The Marriage of Maria Braun
 7. Nosferatu, the Vampyre
 8. The Onion Field
 9. Time After Time
 10. The China Syndrome

1978
 1. Straight Time
 2. Pretty Baby
 3. Days of Heaven
 4. Blue Collar
 5. Autumn Sonata
 6. The Buddy Holly Story
 7. Coming Home
 8. Halloween
 9. Magic
 10. Stoszek

1977
 1. Annie Hall
 2. The Late Show
 3. In the Realm of the Senses
 4. Close Encounters of the Third Kind
 5. Saturday Night Fever
 6. Harlan County, U. S. A.
 7. Star Wars
 8. Oh, God!
 9. Pumping Iron
 10. Rolling Thunder

1976
 1. All the President's Men
 2. Network
 3. Brothel No.  8
 4. Small Change
 5. Stay Hungry
 6. Cousin, Cousine
 7. Taxi Driver
 8. Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson
 9. The Seven-Per-Cent Solution
 10. The Man Who Would Be King

1975
 1. Nashville
 2. The Passenger
 3. Love and Death
 4. Dog Day Afternoon
 5. Barry Lyndon
 6. And Now My Love
 7. Dodes'ka-den
 8. The Homecoming
 9. Antonia: Portrait of a Women
 10. Hustle

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

1973
 1. The Emigrants/The New Land
 2. Last Tango in Paris
 3. The Exorcist
 4. Cries and Whispers
 5. The Day of the Jackal
 6. The Last of Sheila
 7. The Day of the Dolphin
 8. American Graffiti
 9. Sisters
 10. The Long Goodbye

1972
 1. The Godfather
 2. The Sorrow and the Pity
 3. Le Boucher
 4. Cabaret
 5. Two English Girls
 6. A Clockwork Orange
 7. Chloe in the Afternoon
 8. Frenzy
 9. Sounder
 10. Ulzana's Raid

1971
 1. Claire's Knee
 2. A New Leaf
 3. McCabe and Mrs. Miller
 4. Little Big Man
 5. The Last Picture Show
 6. Sunday, Bloody Sunday
 7. Bed and Board
 8. Dirty Harry
 9. Husbands
 10. Taking Off

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

1969
 1. Z
 2. Midnight Cowboy
 3. Alice's Restaurant
 4. Simon of the Desert
 5. The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter
 6. Oh! What a Lovely War
 7. The Wild Bunch
 8. if. . . .
 9. Pretty Poison
 10. Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice


Roger Ebert

1998
 1. Dark City
 2. Pleasantville
 3. Saving Private Ryan
 4. A Simple Plan
 5. Happiness
 6. Elizabeth
 7. Babe -- Pig In The City
 8. Shakespeare In Love
 9. Life Is Beautiful
 10. Primary Colors

1997
 1. Eve's Bayou
 2. The Sweet Hereafter
 3. Boogie Nights
 4. Maborosi
 5. Jackie Brown
 6. Fast, Cheap & Out of Control
 7. L. A.  Confidential
 8. In the Company of Men
 9. Titanic
 10. Wag the Dog

1996
 1. Fargo
 2. Breaking the Waves
 3. Secrets and Lies
 4. Lone Star
 5. Welcome to the Dollhouse
 6. Bound
 7. Hamlet
 8. Everyone Says I Love You
 9. Heidi Fleiss
 10. Big Night

1995
 1. Leaving Las Vegas
 2. Crumb
 3. Dead Man Walking
 4. Nixon
 5. Casino
 6. Apollo 13
 7. Exotica
 8. My Family
 9. Carrington
 10. A Walk in the Clouds

1994
 1. Hoop Dreams
 2. Three Colors: Blue, White, Red
 3. Pulp Fiction
 4. Forrest Gump
 5. The Last Seduction
 6. Fresh
 7. The Blue Kite
 8. Natural Born Killers
 9. The New Age
 10. Quiz Show

1993
 1. Schindler's List
 2. The Age of Innocence
 3. The Piano
 4. The Fugitive
 5. The Joy Luck Club
 6. Kalifornia
 7. Like Water for Chocolate
 8. Menace II Society
 9. What's Love Got to Do With It
 10. Ruby in Paradise

1992
 1. Malcolm X
 2. One False Move
 3. Howards End
 4. Flirting
 5. The Crying Game
 6. Damage
 7. The Hairdresser's Husband
 8. The Player
 9. Unforgiven
 10. Bad Lieutenant

1991
 1. JFK
 2. Boyz N the Hood
 3. Beauty and the Beast
 4. Grand Canyon
 5. My Father's Glory/My Mother's Castle
 6. A Woman's Tale
 7. Life Is Sweet
 8. The Man in the Moon
 9. Thelma & Louise
 10. The Rapture

1990
 1. Goodfellas
 2. Monsieur Hire
 3. Dances With Wolves
 4. The Grifters
 5. Reversal of Fortune
 6. Santa Sangre
 7. Last Exit to Brooklyn
 8. Awakenings
 9. The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover
 10. Mountains of the Moon

1989
 1. Do the Right Thing
 2. Drugstore Cowboy
 3. My Left Foot
 4. Born on the Fourth of July
 5. Roger & Me
 6. The Mighty Quinn
 7. Field of Dreams
 8. Crimes and Misdemeanors
 9. Driving Miss Daisy
 10. Say Anything

1988
 1. Mississippi Burning
 2. The Accidental Tourist
 3. The Unbearable Lightness of Being
 4. Shy People
 5. Salaam Bombay!
 6. A Fish Called Wanda
 7. Wings of Desire
 8. Who Framed Roger Rabbit
 9. Dear America: Letters Home From Vietnam
 10. Running on Empty

1987
 1. House of Games
 2. The Big Easy
 3. Barfly
 4. The Last Emperor
 5. Moonstruck
 6. Prick Up Your Ears
 7. Radio Days
 8. Broadcast News
 9. Lethal Weapon
 10. Housekeeping

1986
 1. Platoon
 2. Round Midnight
 3. Hannah and Her Sisters
 4. Sid & Nancy
 5. Lucas
 6. Vagabond
 7. Trouble in Mind
 8. Down and Out in Beverly Hills
 9. Peggy Sue Got Married
 10. Hard Choices

1985
 1. The Color Purple
 2. After Hours
 3. The Falcon and the Snowman
 4. Prizzi's Honor
 5. Ran
 6. Witness
 7. Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome
 8. Lost in America
 9. Streetwise
 10. Blood Simple

1984
 1. Amadeus
 2. Paris, Texas
 3. Love Streams
 4. This Is Spinal Tap
 5. The Cotton Club
 6. Secret Honor
 7. The Killing Fields
 8. Stranger Than Paradise
 9. Choose Me
 10. Purple Rain

1983
 1. The Right Stuff
 2. Terms of Endearment
 3. The Year of Living Dangerously
 4. Fanny and Alexander
 5. Gandhi
 6. El Norte
 7. Testament
 8. Silkwood
 9. Say Amen, Somebody
 10. Risky Business

1982
 1. Sophie's Choice
 2. Diva
 3. E. T.
 4. Fitzcarraldo/The Burden of Dreams
 5. Personal Best
 6. Das Boot
 7. Mephisto
 8. Moonlighting
 9. The Verdict
 10. Wasn't That a Time

1981
 1. My Dinner With Andre
 2. Chariots of Fire
 3. Gates of Heaven
 4. Raiders of the Lost Ark
 5. Heartland
 6. Atlantic City
 7. Thief
 8. Body Heat
 9. Tess
 10. Reds

1980
 1. The Black Stallion
 2. Raging Bull
 3. Kagemusha
 4. Being There
 5. Ordinary People
 6. The Great Santini
 7. The Empire Strikes Back
 8. Coal Miner's Daughter
 9. American Gigolo
 10. Best Boy

1979
 1. Apocalypse Now
 2. Breaking Away
 3. The Deer Hunter
 4. The Marriage of Maria Braun
 5. Hair
 6. Saint Jack
 7. Kramer vs.  Kramer
 8. The China Syndrome
 9. Nosferatu, the Vampyre
 10. 10

1978
 1. An Unmarried Woman
 2. Days of Heaven
 3. Heart of Glass
 4. Stroszek
 5. Autumn Sonata
 6. Interiors
 7. Halloween
 8. National Lampoon's Animal House
 9. Kings of the Road
 10. Superman

1977
 1. 3 Women
 2. Providence
 3. The Late Show
 4. A Woman's Decision
 5. Jail Bait
 6. Close Encounters of the Third Kind
 7. Aguirre: Wrath of God
 8. Annie Hall
 9. Sorcerer
 10. Star Wars

1976
 1. Small Change
 2. Taxi Driver
 3. The Magic Flute
 4. The Clockmaker
 5. Network
 6. Swept Away. . . by an unusual destiny in the blue sea of August
 7. Rocky
 8. All the President's Men
 9. Silent Movie
 10. The Shootist

1975
 1. Nashville
 2. Night Moves
 3. Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore
 4. Farewell, My Lovely
 5. The Phantom of Liberty
 6. A Brief Vacation
 7. And Now My Love
 8. A Woman Under the Influence
 9. In Celebration
 10. Dog Day Afternoon

1974
 1. Scenes from a Marriage
 2. Chinatown
 3. The Mother and the Whore
 4. Amarcord
 5. The Last Detail
 6. The Mirages
 7. Day for Night
 8. Mean Streets
 9. My Uncle Antoine
 10. The Conversation

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

1972
 1. The Godfather
 2. Chole in the Afternoon
 3. Le Boucher
 4. Murmur of the Heart
 5. The Green Wall
 6. The Sorrow and the Pity
 7. The Garden of Finzi-Continis
 8. Minnie and Moskowitz
 9. Sounder
 10. The Great Northfield, Minnesota Raid

1971
 1. The Last Picture Show
 2. McCabe and Mrs.  Miller
 3. Claire's Knee
 4. The French Connection
 5. Sunday, Bloody Sunday
 6. Taking Off
 7. Carnal Knowledge
 8. Tristana
 9. Goin' Down the Road
 10. Bed and Board

1970
 1. Five Easy Pieces
 2. M*A*S*H
 3. The Revolutionary
 4. Patton
 5. Woodstock
 6. My Night at Maud's
 7. Adalen 31
 8. The Passion of Anna
 9. The Wild Child
 10. Fellini Satyricon

1969
 1. Z
 2. Medium Cool
 3. Weekend
 4. if. . . .
 5. Last Summer
 6. The Wild Bunch
 7. Easy Rider
 8. True Grit
 9. Downhill Racer
 10. War and Peace


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