Ebert's Great Movies II

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Below is a subset of Roger Ebert's list of great films containing only those in his book "The Great Movies II", published in 2005. Originally I only listed three full-length feature films in lieu of Ebert's "Buster Keaton" chapter, but I have since brought this list in line with the official iCheck version of Ebert's Great Movies. Now Buster's body of work "from 1920 to 1929" is represented by selections 18-48 below.

An excerpt from Ebert's introduction to the book:
"One of my delights in these books ... has been to include movies not often cited as 'great' ... We go to different movies for different reasons, and greatness comes in many forms."

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  1. 1 -

    12 Angry Men

    1957, in 29 top lists Check
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    The Adventures of Robin Hood

    1938, in 17 top lists Check
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    Alien

    1979, in 27 top lists Check
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    Amadeus

    1984, in 21 top lists Check
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    Amarcord

    1973, in 15 top lists Check
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    Annie Hall

    1977, in 32 top lists Check
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    Au hasard Balthazar

    1966 — a.k.a. Au Hasard Balthazar, in 16 top lists Check
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    The Bank Dick

    1940 — a.k.a. The Bank Detective, in 8 top lists Check
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    Beat the Devil

    1953, in 2 top lists Check
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    Being There

    1979 — a.k.a. Chance, in 12 top lists Check
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    The Big Heat

    1953, in 15 top lists Check
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    The Birth of a Nation

    1915, in 21 top lists Check
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    Lan feng zheng

    1993 — a.k.a. The Blue Kite, in 8 top lists Check
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    Bob le flambeur

    1956 — a.k.a. Bob le Flambeur, in 12 top lists Check
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    À bout de souffle

    1960 — a.k.a. Breathless, in 27 top lists Check
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    The Bridge on the River Kwai

    1957, in 30 top lists Check
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    Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia

    1974, in 8 top lists Check
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    Convict 13

    1920, in 3 top lists Check
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    Neighbors

    1920 — a.k.a. Backyard, in 5 top lists Check
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    One Week

    1920, in 10 top lists Check
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    The Saphead

    1920, in 1 top list Check
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    The Scarecrow

    1920, in 3 top lists Check
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    The Boat

    1921, in 4 top lists Check
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    The Goat

    1921, in 3 top lists Check
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    Hard Luck

    1921, in 3 top lists Check
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    The Haunted House

    1921, in 4 top lists Check
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    The 'High Sign'

    1921, in 3 top lists Check
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    The Paleface

    1922, in 2 top lists Check
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    The Play House

    1921, in 5 top lists Check
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    The Blacksmith

    1922, in 2 top lists Check
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    Cops

    1922, in 9 top lists Check
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    Day Dreams

    1922, in 2 top lists Check
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    The Electric House

    1922, in 3 top lists Check
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    The Frozen North

    1922, in 2 top lists Check
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    My Wife's Relations

    1922, in 3 top lists Check
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    The Balloonatic

    1923, in 3 top lists Check
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    The Love Nest

    1923, in 2 top lists Check
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    Our Hospitality

    1923, in 11 top lists Check
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    Three Ages

    1923, in 6 top lists Check
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    The Navigator

    1924, in 11 top lists Check
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    Sherlock Jr.

    1924, in 23 top lists Check
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    Go West

    1925, in 4 top lists Check
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    Seven Chances

    1925, in 9 top lists Check
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    Battling Butler

    1926, in 2 top lists Check
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    College

    1927, in 3 top lists Check
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    The Cameraman

    1928, in 14 top lists Check
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    Steamboat Bill, Jr.

    1928, in 13 top lists Check
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    Spite Marriage

    1929, in 2 top lists Check
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    Les enfants du paradis

    1945 — a.k.a. Children of Paradise, in 20 top lists Check
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    A Christmas Story

    1983, in 6 top lists Check
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Last updated on Jan 12, 2012; source