Siskel & Ebert's Top 10 Lists

Gene Siskel sadly passed away on February 20, 1999, while Roger Ebert sadly passed away on April 4, 2013.
An "*" indicates a film on Siskel & Ebert's Top Ten Films of the 80's or Ebert's Top Ten Films of the 90's.
The RAW column(s) shows my Top 10 plus the movie I would have given the Best Picture Oscar (documentaries ineligible).
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In Order of Greatness

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 2013

1

Before Midnight

2

Blue Is the Warmest Color / La Vie d'Adčle–Chapitres 1&2

3

The Wind Rises / Kaze Tachinu

4

American Hustle (RAW Oscar)

5

The Hunt / Jagten

6

Nebraska

7

What Maisie Knew

8

The Act of Killing

9

Philomena

10

Upstream Color

11

Captain Phillips

12

Rush

13

Saving Mr. Banks

 

(Because it was 2013, I listed a top 13 above. "12 Years a Slave" won the Real Oscar and is right outside my top 13.)

RAW Ratings for All 2013 Movies Seen
RAW Oscar Predictions for 2013

 

 

 

 

Roger Ebert

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 2012

 

 

 

1. Argo (Real Oscar) 1. The Raid: Redemption

 

2. Life of Pi 2. Moonrise Kingdom

 

3. Lincoln 3. Life of Pi (RAW Oscar)

 

4. End of Watch 4. Django Unchained

 

5. Arbitrage 5. The Master

 

6. Flight 6. Amour

 

7. The Sessions 7. Zero Dark Thirty

 

8. Beasts of the Southern Wild 8. Beasts of the Southern Wild

 

9. Oslo, August 31 9. Les Misérables

 

10. A Simple Life 10. Skyfall

 

In his post Ebert also names a few Grand Jury Prizes ("titles that were as good, in one way or another, as the others") 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, West of Memphis.   11. Rust and Bone
12. Holy Motors
(Because it was 2012, I listed a top 12 above.)

RAW Ratings for All 2012 Movies Seen
RAW Oscar Predictions for 2012

 

 

 

 

Roger Ebert

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 2011

 

 

 

1. A Separation 1. The Artist (RAW Oscar, Real Oscar)

 

2. Shame 2. A Separation

 

3. The Tree of Life 3. War Horse

 

4. Hugo 4. Shame

 

5. Take Shelter 5. Drive

 

6. Kinyarwanda 6. Take Shelter

 

7. Drive 7. Melancholia

 

8. Midnight in Paris 8. Martha Marcy May Marlene

 

9. Le Havre 9. Moneyball

 

10. The Artist 10 (tie). The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
10 (tie). The Muppets

 

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. Runners-up for Top 20 (alphabetically): 13 Assassins; The Adventures of Tintin; Beginners; Blue Valentine; Boy Wonder; Certified Copy; The Future; The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo; The Guard; The Help; Higher Ground; I Will Follow; J Edgar; The Last Rites of Joe May; Le Quattro Volte; Margin Call Meek's Cutoff; Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol; Moneyball; Mysteries of Lisbon; My Week with Marilyn; Poetry; The Princess of Montpensier; Rango; A Screaming Man; Silent Souls; Tyrannosaur; Queen to Play; Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows; War Horse; and The Whistleblower   RAW Ratings for All 2011 Movies Seen
RAW Oscar Predictions for 2011

 

 

 

 

Roger Ebert Top 10 Feature Films (In Order of Greatness)

Roger Ebert Top 10 Foreign Films (Alphabetically)

RAW Top 10 Films (In Order of Greatness)

 

 2010

 

 

 

1. The Social Network 35 Shots of Rum 1. Inception (RAW Oscar)

 

2. The King's Speech Biutiful 2 (tie). Enter the Void

 

3. Black Swan Cell 211 2 (tie). Winter's Bone

 

4. I Am Love The Chaser 4. Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives / Loong Boonmee raleuk chat

 

5. Winter's Bone Father of My Children 5. The King's Speech (Real Oscar)

 

6. Inception Home 6. Exit Through the Gift Shop

 

7. The Secret in their Eyes Life, Above All 7. Somewhere

 

8. The American Mother 8. The Kids Are All Right

 

9. The Kids Are All Right Vincere 9. Catfish

 

10. The Ghost Writer White Material 10. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

 

Special Jury Awards: 127 Hours, Another Year, Somewhere
Second Ten Best Films: All Good Things, Carlos, Chloe, Greenberg, Hereafter, Monsters, Never Let Me Go, Rabbit Hole, Secretariat, Solitary Man
  RAW Ratings for All 2010 Movies Seen
RAW Oscar Predictions for 2010

 

 

 

 

Roger Ebert Top 10 Films

RAW Top 10 Films

RAW Top 10 Auteurs

 

 2000s

 

 

 

1. Synecdoche, New York ('08, USA) 1. Waking Life ('01, USA) 1. Wong Kar-wai (China)

 

2. The Hurt Locker ('09, USA) 2. In the Mood for Love / Fa yeung nin wa ('00, China) 2. Michael Haneke (Austria/Germany)

 

3. Monster ('03, USA/Germany) 3. Hidden / Caché ('05, France/Austria/Germany/Italy) 3. David Lynch (USA)

 

4. Juno ('07, Canada/USA) 4. Mulholland Dr. ('01, USA/France) 4. Charlie Kaufman (USA)

 

5. Me and You and Everyone We Know ('05, USA/UK) 5. Requiem for a Dream ('00, USA) 5. Darren Aronofsky (USA)

 

6. Chop Shop ('08, USA) 6. Bowling For Columbine ('02, USA) 6. Kim Ki-duk (South Korea)

 

7. The Son / Le Fils ('02, Belgium/France) 7. Nanking ('07, USA) 7. The Dardenne Brothers (Belgium)

 

8. 25th Hour ('02, USA) 8. Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring / Bom yeoreum gaeul gyeoul geurigo bom ('03, South Korea) 8. Tarr Béla (Hungary)

 

9. Almost Famous ('00, USA) 9. Werckmeister Harmonies / Werckmeister harmóniák ('00, Hungary/Italy/Germany/France) 9. Michael Moore (USA)

 

10. My Winnipeg ('08, Canada) 10. 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days / 4 luni, 3 saptamani si 2 zile ('07, Romania) 10. Quentin Tarantino (USA)

 

11. (Alphabetically) Adaptation. ('02, USA), The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans ('09, USA), City of God / Cidade de Deus ('02, Brazil), Crash ('05, USA/Germany/Spain), Kill Bill Vols. 1 and 2 ('03/'04, USA/Japan), Minority Report ('02, USA), No Country for Old Men ('07, USA), Pan's Labyrinth / El Laberinto del Fauno ('06, Mexico/Spain), Silent Light ('09, Mexico/France/Netherlands/Germany), Waking Life ('01, USA) Runner-ups for my Top 10 of the 2000s
Runner-ups for my Top 10 of the 2000s

 

 

 

 

 

Roger Ebert Top 10 Mainstream Films (Alphabetically)

Roger Ebert Top 10 Independent Films (Alphabetically)

RAW Top 10 Films (In Order of Greatness)

 

 2009

 

 

 

The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans Departures 1. The White Ribbon - A German Children's Story / Das weisse Band - Eine deutsche Kindergeschichte

 

Crazy Heart Disgrace 2. Fish Tank

 

An Education Everlasting Moments 3. Lorna's Silence / Le silence de Lorna

 

The Hurt Locker (Real Oscar) Goodbye Solo 4. Sin Nombre

 

Inglourious Basterds Julia (should be 2008) 5. Moon

 

Knowing Silent Light 6. Up in the Air (RAW Oscar)

 

Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire Sin Nombre 7. (500) Days of Summer

 

A Serious Man Skin 8. Inglourious Basterds

 

Up in the Air Trucker 9. The Fantastic Mr. Fox

 

The White Ribbon - A German Children's Story / Das weisse Band - Eine deutsche Kindergeschichte You, the Living 10. A Prophet / Un prophete

 

Avatar (Special Jury Prize)   RAW Ratings for All 2009 Movies Seen
RAW Oscar Predictions for 2009

 

 

 

 

 

Roger Ebert

Richard Roeper

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 2008

 

 

1

This year, Roger Ebert broke with tradition and announced his Top 20 movies in alphabetical order: 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 (Real Oscar); Synecdoche, New York; W.; WALL-E Slumdog Millionaire (Real Oscar) The Visitor

2

  The Dark Knight Milk

3

  The Wrestler Let the Right One In / Lĺt den rätte komma in

4

  In Bruges Wendy and Lucy
5
  I’ve Loved You So Long The Dark Knight

6

  Gran Torino WALL-E

7

  Milk Revanche

8

  The Visitor Synecdoche, New York

9

  Forgetting Sarah Marshall Julia

 10

  Frozen River Slumdog Millionaire (RAW Oscar, Real Oscar)
The Wrestler

 

 

View Roeper's Top 25 RAW Ratings for All 2008 Movies Seen
RAW Oscar Predictions for 2008

 

 

 

 

 

Roger Ebert

Richard Roeper

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 2007

 

 

1

Juno Michael Clayton Nanking

2

No Country for Old Men (Real Oscar) No Country for Old Men (Real Oscar) There Will Be Blood (RAW Oscar)

3

Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead The Lookout The Diving Bell and the Butterfly / Le scaphandre et le papillon

4

Atonement Juno Sicko
5
The Kite Runner American Gangster 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days / 4 luni, 3 saptamani si 2 zile

6

Away From Her Gone Baby Gone No Country for Old Men (Real Oscar)

7

Across the Universe Zodiac Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

8

La Vie en Rose Superbad Once

9

The Great Debaters Once Water Lilies / Naissance des pieuvres

 10

Into the Wild Paris, Je T'aime Taxi to the Dark Side
Killer of Sheep

 

 

 

RAW Ratings for All 2007 Movies Seen
RAW Oscar Predictions for 2007

 

 

 

 

 

Roger Ebert

Richard Roeper

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 2006

 

 

1

Pan's Labyrinth The Departed (Real Oscar) Letters From Iwo Jima (RAW Oscar)

2

Bubble The Queen United 93

3

Children of Men Flags of Our Fathers/Letters From Iwo Jima An Inconvenient Truth

4

The Departed (Real Oscar) United 93 Water
5
The Lives of Others The Lives of Others Neo Ned

6

United 93 Babel Babel

7

Flags of Our Fathers and Letters From Iwo Jima Notes on a Scandal Little Children

8

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer The Good Shepherd The Last King of Scotland

9

Babel Little Miss Sunshine The Danish Poet

 10

Man Push Cart Blood Diamond Inland Empire

 

 

 

RAW Ratings for All 2006 Movies Seen
RAW Oscar Predictions for 2006

 

 

 

 

 

Roger Ebert

Richard Roeper

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 2005

 

 

1

Crash (Real Oscar) Syriana Hidden / Caché

2

Syriana The New World The Squid and the Whale

3

Munich Crash (Real Oscar) A History of Violence (RAW Oscar)

4

Junebug Munich Me and You and Everyone We Know
5
Brokeback Mountain Nine Lives Munich

6

Me and You and Everyone We Know Capote The Descent

7

Nine Lives Brokeback Mountain King Kong

8

King Kong A History of Violence Broken Flowers

9

Yes Walk the Line Brokeback Mountain

 10

Millions The 40 Year Old Virgin Pride and Prejudice

 

 

 

RAW Ratings for All 2005 Movies Seen
RAW Oscar Predictions for 2005

 

 

 

 

 

Roger Ebert

Richard Roeper

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 2004

 

 

1

Million Dollar Baby (Real Oscar) Hotel Rwanda Primer

2

Kill Bill: Vol. 2 Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Kill Bill: Vol. 2

3

Vera Drake The Aviator Before Sunset

4

Spider-Man 2 Sideways The Incredibles
5
Moolade House of Flying Daggers Downfall / Der Untergang

6

The Aviator Million Dollar Baby (Real Oscar) 3-Iron / Bin-jip

7

Baadasssss! The Terminal The Aviator (RAW Oscar)

8

Sideways Kill Bill: Vol. 2 Kinsey

9

Hotel Rwanda Spanglish Super Size Me

 10

Undertow Collateral Sideways

 

 

 

RAW Ratings for All 2004 Movies Seen
RAW Oscar Predictions for 2004

 

 

 

 

 

Roger Ebert

Richard Roeper

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 2003

 

 

1

Monster In America In America (RAW Oscar)

2

Lost in Translation Mystic River The Fog of War

3

American Splendor Lost in Translation Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring / Bom yeoreum gaeul gyeoul geurigo bom

4

Finding Nemo 21 Grams The Corporation
5
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World Elephant Monster

6

Mystic River The Barbarian Invasions 21 Grams

7

Owning Mahowny The Station Agent Lost in Translation

8

The Son (should be 2002) Whale Rider Elephant

9

Whale Rider Monster Dogville

 10

In America Seabiscuit Finding Nemo

 

 

 

RAW Ratings for All 2003 Movies Seen
RAW Oscar Predictions for 2003

 

 

 

 

 

Roger Ebert

Richard Roeper

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 2002

 

 

1

Minority Report Gangs of New York Bowling For Columbine

2

City of God 25th Hour The Son / Le Fils

3

Adaptation. Minority Report Hero / Ying xiong (RAW Oscar)

4

Far From Heaven Y Tu Mama Tambien Adaptation.
5
13 Conversations About One Thing Adaptation. Irréversible

6

Y Tu Mama Tambien Signs About Schmidt

7

Invincible Rabbit-Proof Fence The Hours

8

Spirited Away About Schmidt Y Tu Mama Tambien

9

All or Nothing One Hour Photo Talk to Her / Hable con ella

 10

The Quiet American About a Boy Chicago (Real Oscar)

 

 

 

Runner-ups for my Top 10 of 2002
RAW Oscar Predictions for 2002

 

 

 

 

 

Roger Ebert

Richard Roeper

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 2001

 

 

1

Monster's Ball Memento Waking Life (RAW Oscar)

2

Black Hawk Down Vanilla Sky The Believer

3

In the Bedroom Mulholland Drive Mulholland Drive

4

Ghost World A Beautiful Mind Black Hawk Down
5
Mulholland Drive In the Bedroom A Beautiful Mind (Real Oscar)

6

Waking Life Amores Perros (should be 2000) Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures

7

Innocence Dinner Rush Ghost World

8

Wit Happy Accidents The Piano Teacher / La Pianiste

9

A Beautiful Mind The Deep End No Man's Land / Nikogarsnja zemlja

 10

Gosford Park Shallow Hal Battle Royale / Batoru rowaiaru

 

 

 

Runner-ups for my Top 10 of 2001

 

 

 

 

 

Roger Ebert

Richard Roeper

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 2000

 

 

1

Almost Famous Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Requiem for a Dream (RAW Oscar)

2

Wonder Boys Traffic In the Mood for Love / Fa yeung nin wa

3

You Can Count on Me The Claim Werckmeister Harmonies / Werckmeister harmóniák

4

Traffic The Contender Traffic
5
George Washington Wonder Boys Not One Less / Yi ge dou bu neng shao

6

The Cell Finding Forrester Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon / Wo hu cang long

7

High Fidelity You Can Count on Me The Cell

8

Pollock Sunshine Soldiers in the Army of God

9

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon Cast Away Dancer in the Dark

 10

Requiem for a Dream Almost Famous Amores Perros

 

 

 

Runner-ups for my Top 10 of 2000

 

 

 

 

 

Roger Ebert

Martin Scorsese

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 1990s

 

 

1

Hoop Dreams

Horse Thief (first release: 1986)

Pulp Fiction

2

Pulp Fiction The Thin Red Line Schindler's List

3

Goodfellas A Borrowed Life Trois Couleurs: Bleu, Blanc, et Rouge / Three Colors: Blue, White, and Red

4

Fargo Eyes Wide Shut Sátántangó

5

Trois Couleurs: Bleu, Blanc, et Rouge / Three Colors: Blue, White, and Red Bad Lieutenant Eyes Wide Shut

6

Schindler's List Breaking the Waves

Being John Malkovich

7

Breaking the Waves Bottle Rocket The Matrix

8

Leaving Las Vegas Crash Boyz N the Hood

9

Malcolm X Fargo JFK

 10

JFK Malcolm X | Heat The Truman Show

 

 

 

 

 

Roger Ebert

Janet Maslin

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 1999

 

 

1

Being John Malkovich

Topsy-Turvy

Eyes Wide Shut (RAW Oscar)

2

Magnolia

Boys Don't Cry

Being John Malkovich

3

Three Kings

All About My Mother

The Matrix

4

Boys Don't Cry

The Straight Story

Dogma

5

Bringing Out the Dead

The Talented Mr. Ripley

The Straight Story

6

Princess Mononoke

Being John Malkovich

Mr. Death: The Rise and Fall of Fred A. Leuchter, Jr.

7

The War Zone

The Insider

Audition / Ôdishon

8

American Beauty (Real Oscar)

American Movie

Fight Club

9

Topsy-Turvy

Eyes Wide Shut

American Movie

 10

The Insider

The Dreamlife of Angels

The Dreamlife of Angels

 

 

 

Runner-ups for my Top 10 of 1999

 

 

 

 

 

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Roger Ebert

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 1998

 

 

 1

Babe -- Pig In The City

Dark City

The Truman Show (RAW Oscar)

 2

The Thin Red Line

Pleasantville

I Stand Alone / Seul contre tous

3

Pleasantville

Saving Private Ryan

Children of Heaven

4

Saving Private Ryan

A Simple Plan

Happiness

5

Shakespeare In Love (Real Oscar)

Happiness

The Celebration / Festen

6

The Truman Show

Elizabeth

Saving Private Ryan

7

Antz

Babe -- Pig In The City

He Got Game

8

Simon Birch

Shakespeare In Love (Real Oscar)

Pi

9

There's Something About Mary

Life Is Beautiful

Elizabeth

10

Waking Ned Devine

Primary Colors

Flowers of Shanghai / Hai shang hua

 

 

 

Runner-ups for my Top 10 of 1998

 

 

 

 

 

Gene Siskel

Roger Ebert

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 1997

 

 

The Ice Storm

Eve's Bayou

The Ice Storm (RAW Oscar)

L.A. Confidential

The Sweet Hereafter

In the Company of Men

Wag the Dog

Boogie Nights

Titanic (Real Oscar)

In the Company of Men

Maborosi

Good Will Hunting

The End of Violence

Jackie Brown

U-Turn

The Full Monty

Fast, Cheap & Out of Control

Mother and Son

The Sweet Hereafter

L.A. Confidential

Boogie Nights

Good Will Hunting

In the Company of Men

In Whose Honor?

9

Mrs. Brown

Titanic

The Sweet Hereafter

10 

As Good As It Gets

Wag the Dog

L.A. Confidential

 

 

 

Runner-ups for my Top 10 of 1997

 

 

 

 

 

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1996

 

 

1

Fargo

Fargo*4

Shine (RAW Oscar)

2

Secrets and Lies

Breaking the Waves*7

Sling Blade

3

Breaking the Waves

Secrets and Lies

Bound

4

The English Patient (Real Oscar)

Lone Star

Looking For Richard

5

Lone Star

Welcome to the Dollhouse

Welcome to the Dollhouse

6

Looking For Richard

Bound

Trainspotting

7

Paradise Lost

Hamlet

Breaking the Waves

8

Welcome to the Dollhouse

Everyone Says I Love You

Everyone Says I Love You

9

Kingpin

Heidi Fleiss

The People vs. Larry Flynt

10

Bound

Big Night

Fargo

 

 

 

Runner-ups for my Top 10 of 1996

 

 

 

 

 

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Roger Ebert

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1995

 

 

1

Crumb

Leaving Las Vegas*8

Leaving Las Vegas (RAW Oscar)

2

Toy Story

Crumb

Before Sunrise

3

Nixon

Dead Man Walking

Cité des enfants perdus, La / The City of Lost Children

4

Babe

Nixon

Casino

5

Dead Man Walking

Casino

The Usual Suspects

6

Leaving Las Vegas

Apollo 13

Dead Man Walking

7

The American President

Exotica

Crumb

8

Exotica

My Family

Braveheart (Real Oscar)

9

Apollo 13

Carrington

Nixon

10

Les Miserables

A Walk in the Clouds

Exotica

 

 

 

Runner-ups for my Top 10 of 1995

 

 

 

 

 

Gene Siskel

Roger Ebert

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1994

 

 

1

Hoop Dreams

Hoop Dreams*1

Pulp Fiction (RAW Oscar)

2

Pulp Fiction

Trois Couleurs: Bleu, Blanc, et Rouge / Three Colors: Blue, White, and Red*5

Trois Couleurs: Bleu, Blanc, et Rouge / Three Colors: Blue, White, and Red

3

Ed Wood

Pulp Fiction*2

Sátántangó

4

32 Short Films About Glenn Gould

Forrest Gump

Natural Born Killers

5

Quiz Show

The Last Seduction

Clerks

6

Forrest Gump

Fresh

32 Short Films About Glenn Gould

7

Vanya on 42nd Street

The Blue Kite

Hoop Dreams

8

The Shawshank Redemption

Natural Born Killers

Forrest Gump (Real Oscar)

9

Red Rock West

The New Age

The Shawshank Redemption

10

Little Women

Quiz Show

Heavenly Creatures

 

 

 

Runner-ups for my Top 10 of 1994

 

 

 

 

 

Gene Siskel

Roger Ebert

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1993

 

 

1

Schindler's List

Schindler's List*6

Schindler's List (RAW Oscar, Real Oscar)

2

Short Cuts

The Age of Innocence

Short Cuts

3

The Piano

The Piano

What's Eating Gilbert Grape?

4

Farewell My Concubine

The Fugitive

The Fugitive

5

Menace II Society

The Joy Luck Club

Farewell My Concubine

6

The Fugitive

Kalifornia

The Piano

7

The Age of Innocence

Like Water for Chocolate

Like Water for Chocolate

8

The Joy Luck Club

Menace II Society

In the Line of Fire

9

King of the Hill

What's Love Got to Do With It

This Boy's Life

10

Map of the Human Heart

Ruby in Paradise

Menace II Society

 

 

 

Runner-ups for my Top 10 of 1993

 

 

 

 

 

Gene Siskel

Roger Ebert

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1992

 

 

1

One False Move

Malcolm X*9

Pushing Hands

2

The Player

One False Move

Malcolm X (RAW Oscar)

3

Howards End

Howards End

The Player

4

The Crying Game

Flirting

Reservoir Dogs

5

Malcolm X

The Crying Game

Raise the Red Lantern / Da hong deng long gao gao gua

6

The Hairdresser's Husband

Damage

The Story of Qiu Ju / Qiu Ju da guan si

7

Damage

The Hairdresser's Husband

The Panama Deception

8

Wayne's World

The Player

Bad Lieutenant

9

Mississippi Masala

Unforgiven

The Crying Game

10

Under Seige

Bad Lieutenant

One False Move

 

 

 

Runner-ups for my Top 10 of 1992

 

 

 

 

 

Gene Siskel

Roger Ebert

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1991

 

 

1

Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse

JFK*10

Boyz N the Hood (RAW Oscar)

2

An Angel at My Table

Boyz N the Hood

JFK

3

Boyz N the Hood

Beauty and the Beast

The Silence of the Lambs (Real Oscar)

4

La Belle Noiseuse

Grand Canyon

Days of Being Wild / A Fei jing juen

5

Beauty and the Beast

My Father's Glory/My Mother's Castle

Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse

6

Grand Canyon

A Woman's Tale

Ju Dou

7

JFK

Life Is Sweet

Kafka

8

Ju Dou

The Man in the Moon

My Own Private Idaho

9

Daddy Nostalgia

Thelma & Louise

Barton Fink

10

Once Around

The Rapture

Terminator 2: Judgment Day

 

 

 

Runner-ups for my Top 10 of 1991

 

 

 

 

 

Gene Siskel

Roger Ebert

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1990

 

 

1

Goodfellas

Goodfellas*3

Goodfellas (RAW Oscar)

2

After Dark, My Sweet

Monsieur Hire

Dances With Wolves (Real Oscar)

3

Avalon

Dances With Wolves

The Vanishing / Spoorloos

4

The Plot Against Harry

The Grifters

Akira Kurosawa's Dreams / Yume

5

Too Beautiful for You

Reversal of Fortune

The Godfather Part III

6

Die Hard 2

Santa Sangre

An Enemy of the People / Ganashatru

7

Dances With Wolves

Last Exit to Brooklyn

Avalon

8

Reversal of Fortune

Awakenings

Die Hard 2

9

The Freshman

The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover

Awakenings

10

The Godfather Part III

Mountains of the Moon

The Freshman

 

 

 

Runner-ups for my Top 10 of 1990

 

 

 

 

 

Gene Siskel

Roger Ebert

RAW

 

1989

 

 

1

Do the Right Thing*

Do the Right Thing*

Roger & Me

2

Roger & Me

Drugstore Cowboy

Cinema Paradiso

3

Drugstore Cowboy

My Left Foot

Glory

4

Enemies: A Love Story

Born on the Fourth of July

Born on the Fourth of July

5

Born on the Fourth of July

Roger & Me

My Left Foot

6

The Little Mermaid

The Mighty Quinn

Do the Right Thing (RAW Oscar)

7

Crimes and Misdemeanors

Field of Dreams

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

8

The Fabulous Baker Boys

Crimes and Misdemeanors

The War of the Roses

9

Say Anything

Driving Miss Daisy (Real Oscar)

Heathers

10

The War of the Roses

Say Anything

Driving Miss Daisy (Real Oscar)

 

 

 

Runner-ups for my Top 10 of 1989

 

 

 

 

 

Gene Siskel

Roger Ebert

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1988

 

 

1

The Last Temptation of Christ

Mississippi Burning*

Mississippi Burning (RAW Oscar)

2

Who Framed Roger Rabbit*

The Accidental Tourist

Rain Man (Real Oscar)

3

Bull Durham

The Unbearable Lightness of Being

The Last Temptation of Christ

4

Little Dorritt

Shy People

A Fish Called Wanda

5

The Accidental Tourist

Salaam Bombay!

The Thin Blue Line

6

Midnight Run

A Fish Called Wanda

Big

7

The Thin Blue Line

Wings of Desire

Die Hard

8

Hotel Terminus: The Life and Times of Klaus Barbie

Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Bull Durham

9

The Unbearable Lightness of Being

Dear America: Letters Home From Vietnam

Who Framed Roger Rabbit

10

Working Girl

Running on Empty

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

 

 

 

 

 

Gene Siskel

Roger Ebert

RAW

 

1987

 

 

1

The Last Emperor

House of Games*

Full Metal Jacket (RAW Oscar)

2

Full Metal Jacket

The Big Easy

The Last Emperor (Real Oscar)

3

House of Games*

Barfly

Radio Days

4

Jean de Florette/Manon of the Spring

The Last Emperor

Moonstruck

5

Broadcast News

Moonstruck

Roxanne

6

Radio Days

Prick Up Your Ears

Lethal Weapon

7

River's Edge

Radio Days

Broadcast News

8

Prick Up Your Ears

Broadcast News

Fatal Attraction

9

Roxanne

Lethal Weapon

 

10

The Big Easy

Housekeeping

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gene Siskel

Roger Ebert

RAW

 

1986

 

 

1

Hannah and Her Sisters

Platoon*

Platoon (RAW Oscar, Real Oscar)

2

Vagabond

Round Midnight

Hannah and Her Sisters

3

A Room With a View

Hannah and Her Sisters

Sid & Nancy

4

Mona Lisa

Sid & Nancy*

Blue Velvet

5

Peggy Sue Got Married

Lucas

Horse Thief / Dao ma zei

6

Blue Velvet

Vagabond

Sherman's March

7

Platoon*

Trouble in Mind

Peggy Sue Got Married

8

Children of a Lesser God

Down and Out in Beverly Hills

Aliens

9

Round Midnight

Peggy Sue Got Married

A Room With a View

10

The Fly

Hard Choices

Lucas

 

 

 

 

 

Gene Siskel

Roger Ebert

RAW

 

1985

 

 

1

Shoah*

The Color Purple

Back to the Future

2

Ran*

After Hours

Ran (RAW Oscar)

3

The Color Purple

The Falcon and the Snowman

The Purple Rose of Cairo

4

Streetwise

Prizzi's Honor

Witness

5

Prizzi's Honor

Ran

Blood Simple

6

The Official Story

Witness

Kiss of the Spider Woman

7

Mishima

Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome

The Color Purple

8

The Falcon and the Snowman

Lost in America

Out of Africa (Real Oscar)

9

Back to the Future

Streetwise

After Hours

10

The Purple Rose of Cairo

Blood Simple

Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome

 

 

 

Runner-ups for my Top 10 of 1985

 

 

 

 

 

Gene Siskel

Roger Ebert

RAW

 

1984

 

 

1

Once Upon a Time in America*

Amadeus

Amadeus (RAW Oscar, Real Oscar)

2

Amadeus

Paris, Texas

The Terminator

3

The Cotton Club

Love Streams

Paris, Texas

4

Entre Nous

This Is Spinal Tap

A Passage to India

5

Purple Rain

The Cotton Club

Once Upon a Time in America

6

The Killing Fields

Secret Honor

Top Secret!

7

Secret Honor

The Killing Fields

Broadway Danny Rose

8

A Passage to India

Stranger Than Paradise

Love Streams

9

Micki & Maude

Choose Me

This is Spinal Tap

10

The Natural

Purple Rain

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

 

 

 

Runner-ups for my Top 10 of 1984

 

 

 

 

 

Gene Siskel

Roger Ebert

RAW

 

1983

 

 

1

The Right Stuff*

The Right Stuff*

The King of Comedy

2

Terms of Endearment

Terms of Endearment

Sans Soleil

3

Betrayal

The Year of Living Dangerously

Fanny and Alexander (RAW Oscar)

4

Fanny and Alexander

Fanny and Alexander

The Year of Living Dangerously

5

Star 80

Gandhi (should be 1982)

Zelig

6

The Year of Living Dangerously

El Norte

Return of the Jedi

7

Silkwood

Testament

Risky Business

8

Pauline at the Beach

Silkwood

The Right Stuff

9

Risky Business

Say Amen, Somebody

Terms of Endearment (Real Oscar)

10

The Big Chill

Risky Business

Tender Mercies

 

 

 

Runner-ups for my Top 10 of 1983

 

 

 

 

 

Gene Siskel

Roger Ebert

RAW

 

1982

 

 

1

Moonlighting*

Sophie's Choice

Blade Runner

2

Tootsie

Diva

Sophie's Choice

3

E.T.*

E.T.*

Tootsie (RAW Oscar)

4

Diva

Fitzcarraldo/The Burden of Dreams

E.T.

5

Mephisto

Personal Best

Gandhi (Real Oscar)

6

Lola

Das Boot

Pink Floyd: The Wall

7

Personal Best

Mephisto

Das Boot

8

Das Boot

Moonlighting

Koyaanisqatsi: Life Out of Balance

9

Three Brothers

The Verdict

The Thing

10

An Officer and a Gentleman

Wasn't That a Time

An Officer and a Gentleman

 

 

 

Runner-ups for my Top 10 of 1982

 

 

 

 

 

Gene Siskel

Roger Ebert

RAW

 

1981

 

 

1

Ragtime

My Dinner With Andre*

My Dinner With Andre

2

My Dinner With Andre

Chariots of Fire

Raiders of the Lost Ark (RAW Oscar)

3

Raiders of the Lost Ark*

Gates of Heaven

Reds

4

Mon Oncle d'Amerique

Raiders of the Lost Ark*

Scanners

5

Gates of Heaven

Heartland

Atlantic City

6

Bye Bye Brazil

Atlantic City

History of the World, Part I

7

Prince of the City

Thief

Chariots of Fire (Real Oscar)

8

Melvin and Howard

Body Heat

True Confessions

9

Body Heat

Tess

The French Lieutenant's Woman

10

The French Lieutenant's Woman

Reds

Body Heat

 

 

 

 

 

Gene Siskel

Roger Ebert

RAW

 

1980

 

 

1

Raging Bull*

The Black Stallion

Raging Bull (RAW Oscar)

2

Ordinary People

Raging Bull*

The Elephant Man

3

Coal Miner's Daughter

Kagemusha*

The Shining

4

The Tree of Wooden Clogs

Being There

Kagemusha

5

Kagemusha*

Ordinary People

Being There

6

Being There

The Great Santini

Ordinary People (Real Oscar)

7

The Black Stallion

The Empire Strikes Back

The Empire Strikes Back

8

The Blues Brothers

Coal Miner's Daughter

Airplane!

9

The Great Santini

American Gigolo

The Black Stallion

10

The Stunt Man

Best Boy

The Stunt Man

 

 

 

 

 

Gene Siskel

Roger Ebert

RAW

 

1979

 

 

1

Hair

Apocalypse Now

Apocalypse Now (RAW Oscar)

2

Kramer vs. Kramer

Breaking Away

Manhattan

3

The Deer Hunter (should be 1978)

The Deer Hunter (should be 1978)

Monty Python's Life of Brian

4

Breaking Away

The Marriage of Maria Braun

Alien

5

Manhattan

Hair

Mad Max

6

The Marriage of Maria Braun

Saint Jack

 

7

Nosferatu, the Vampyre

Kramer vs. Kramer

 

8

The Onion Field

The China Syndrome

Kramer vs. Kramer (Real Oscar)

9

Time After Time

Nosferatu, the Vampyre

Norma Rae

10

The China Syndrome

10

Moonraker

 

 

 

 

 

Gene Siskel

Roger Ebert

RAW

 

1978

 

 

1

Straight Time

An Unmarried Woman

Days of Heaven (RAW Oscar)

2

Pretty Baby

Days of Heaven

Straight Time

3

Days of Heaven

Heart of Glass

The Deer Hunter (Real Oscar)

4

Blue Collar

Stroszek

Heaven Can Wait

5

Autumn Sonata

Autumn Sonata

Halloween

6

The Buddy Holly Story

Interiors

Invasion of the Body Snatchers

7

Coming Home

Halloween

Superman

8

Halloween

National Lampoon's Animal House

Cheech and Chong's Up in Smoke

9

Magic

Kings of the Road

National Lampoon's Animal House

10

Stoszek

Superman

Dawn of the Dead

 

 

 

 

 

Gene Siskel

Roger Ebert

RAW

 

1977

 

 

1

Annie Hall

3 Women

Eraserhead

2

The Late Show

Providence

Star Wars (RAW Oscar)

3

In the Realm of the Senses

The Late Show

Aguirre, The Wrath of God / Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes

4

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

A Woman's Decision

Annie Hall (Real Oscar)

5

Saturday Night Fever

Jail Bait

Suspiria

6

Harlan County, U.S.A.

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Cet obscur objet du désir / That Obscure Object of Desire

7

Star Wars

Aguirre, Wrath of God / Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

8

Oh, God!

Annie Hall

Saturday Night Fever

9

Pumping Iron

Sorcerer

Oh, God!

10

Rolling Thunder

Star Wars

Homme qui aimait les femmes, L' / The Man Who Loved Women

 

 

 

 

 

Gene Siskel

Roger Ebert

RAW

 

1976

 

 

1

All the President's Men

Small Change

Taxi Driver (RAW Oscar)

2

Network

Taxi Driver

Sybil

3

Brothel No. 8

The Magic Flute

Small Change

4

Small Change

The Clockmaker

Network

5

Stay Hungry

Network

Rocky (Real Oscar)

6

Cousin, Cousine

Swept Away...by an unusual destiny in the blue sea of August

Marathon Man

7

Taxi Driver

Rocky

All the President's Men

8

Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson

All the President's Men

Carrie

9

The Seven-Per-Cent Solution

Silent Movie

Family Plot

10

The Man Who Would Be King

The Shootist

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gene Siskel

Roger Ebert

RAW

 

1975

 

 

1

Nashville

Nashville

Barry Lyndon (RAW Oscar)

2

The Passenger

Night Moves

Dog Day Afternoon

3

Love and Death

Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Real Oscar)

4

Dog Day Afternoon

Farewell, My Lovely

Stepford Wives

5

Barry Lyndon

The Phantom of Liberty

Nashville

6

And Now My Love

A Brief Vacation

Jaws

7

Dodes'ka-den

And Now My Love

Profondo rosso / Deep Red

8

The Homecoming

A Woman Under the Influence

Zerkalo / The Mirror

9

Antonia: Portrait of a Women

In Celebration

Love and Death

10

Hustle

Dog Day Afternoon

Bug

 

 

 

 

 

Gene Siskel

Roger Ebert

RAW

 

1974

 

 

1

Day for Night

Scenes from a Marriage

The Godfather Part II (RAW Oscar, Real Oscar)

2

The Last Detail

Chinatown

Chinatown

3

Amarcord

The Mother and the Whore (should be 1973)

Mean Streets

4

The Conversation

Amarcord

Lenny

5

Mean Streets

The Last Detail

The Conversation

6

Scenes from a Marriage

The Mirages

Young Frankenstein

7

Lacombe, Lucien

Day for Night

Blazing Saddles

8

Harry and Tonto

Mean Streets

Day for Night

9

The Mother and the Whore (should be 1973)

My Uncle Antoine

Amarcord

10

Wedding in Blood

The Conversation

Deranged

 

 

 

 

 

Gene Siskel

Roger Ebert

RAW

 

1973

 

 

1

The Emigrants/The New Land

Cries and Whispers

Cries and Whispers (RAW Oscar)

2

Last Tango in Paris

Last Tango in Paris

The Mother and The Whore / La Maman et la putain

3

The Exorcist

The Emigrants/The New Land

Paper Moon

4

Cries and Whispers

Blume in Love

The Exorcist

5

The Day of the Jackal

The Iceman Cometh

American Graffiti

6

The Last of Sheila

The Exorcist

Sleeper

7

The Day of the Dolphin

The Day of the Jackal

Last Tango in Paris

8

American Graffiti

American Graffiti

Don't Look Now

9

Sisters

Fellini's Roma

The Sting (Real Oscar)

10

The Long Goodbye

The Friends of Eddie Coyle

Badlands
A Doll's House

 

 

 

 

 

Gene Siskel

Roger Ebert

RAW

 

1972

 

 

1

The Godfather

The Godfather

The Godfather (RAW Oscar, Real Oscar)

2

The Sorrow and the Pity

Chloe in the Afternoon

Solaris / Solyaris

3

Le Boucher

Le Boucher

Chloe in the Afternoon

4

Cabaret

Murmur of the Heart

Le charme discret de la bourgeoisie / The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie

5

Two English Girls

The Green Wall

Play it Again, Sam

6

A Clockwork Orange (should be 1971)

The Sorrow and the Pity

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex But Were Afraid to Ask

7

Chloe in the Afternoon

The Garden of Finzi-Continis

Deliverance

8

Frenzy

Minnie and Moskowitz

Pink Flamingos

9

Sounder

Sounder

Pink Floyd: Live at Pompeii

10

Ulzana's Raid

The Great Northfield, Minnesota Raid

Cabaret

 

 

 

 

 

Gene Siskel

Roger Ebert

RAW

 

1971

 

 

1

Claire's Knee

The Last Picture Show

A Clockwork Orange (RAW Oscar)

2

A New Leaf

McCabe and Mrs. Miller

Harold and Maude

3

McCabe and Mrs. Miller

Claire's Knee

Bananas

4

Little Big Man

The French Connection

The French Connection (Real Oscar)

5

The Last Picture Show

Sunday, Bloody Sunday

McCabe and Mrs. Miller

6

Sunday, Bloody Sunday

Taking Off

The Last Picture Show

7

Bed and Board

Carnal Knowledge

THX 1138

8

Dirty Harry

Tristana

Duel

9

Husbands

Goin' Down the Road

Dirty Harry

10

Taking Off

Bed and Board

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gene Siskel

Roger Ebert

RAW

 

1970

 

 

1

My Night at Maud's

Five Easy Pieces

Five Easy Pieces (RAW Oscar)

2

M*A*S*H

M*A*S*H

Patton (Real Oscar)

3

Women in Love

The Revolutionary

M*A*S*H

4

Five Easy Pieces

Patton

Fellini Satyricon

5

The Passion of Anna

Woodstock

 

6

Adalen 31

My Night at Maud's

 

7

Salesman

Adalen 31

 

8

Woodstock

The Passion of Anna

 

9

Triolgy

The Wild Child

 

10

The Wild Child

Fellini Satyricon

Ryan's Daughter

 

 

 

 

 

Gene Siskel

Roger Ebert

RAW

 

1969

 

 

1

Z

Z

Midnight Cowboy (RAW Oscar, Real Oscar)

2

Midnight Cowboy

Medium Cool

The Wild Bunch

3

Alice's Restaurant

Weekend

Easy Rider

4

Simon of the Desert

if....

Once Upon a Time in the West

5

The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

Last Summer

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

6

Oh! What a Lovely War

The Wild Bunch

Take the Money and Run

7

The Wild Bunch

Easy Rider

if...

8

if....

True Grit

Z

9

Pretty Poison

Downhill Racer

War and Peace

10

Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice

War and Peace

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gene Siskel

Roger Ebert

RAW

 

1968

 

 

1

N/A

The Battle of Algiers

2001: A Space Odyssey (RAW Oscar)

2

 

2001: A Space Odyssey

Oliver!

3

 

Falstaff

Romeo and Juliet

4

 

Faces

The Producers

5

 

The Two of Us

 

6

 

The Producers

 

7

 

Oliver! (Real Oscar)

 

8

 

The Fifth Horseman Is Fear

 

9

 

Rachel, Rachel

 

10

 

Romeo and Juliet

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gene Siskel

Roger Ebert

RAW

 

1967

 

 

1

N/A

Bonnie and Clyde

Bonnie and Clyde (RAW Oscar)

2

 

Ulysses

The Graduate

3

 

Blowup

Le Samouraď

4

 

The Graduate

In Cold Blood

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 (Real Oscar)

Cool Hand Luke

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