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Surprising Movies That Got a Thumbs Up From Siskel, Ebert, or Both

What follows is a list of movies that were given thumbs up by Gene Siskel, Roger Ebert, or both. (Click “Read Notes” to See Which.)

For lots more on Siskel and Ebert, their lives, their shows, their impact, and their taste in movies, check out my book Opposable Thumbs: How Siskel and Ebert Changed Movies Forever on October 24.

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  • Air Bud

    1

  • All Dogs Go to Heaven

    2

  • Any Which Way You Can

    3

  • Alien Nation

    4

  • Another Stakeout

    5

  • Armageddon

    6

  • Beavis and Butt-Head Do America

    7

  • Beethoven

    8

  • Benji the Hunted

    9

  • Blues Brothers 2000

    10

  • Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo

    11

  • The Cable Guy

    12

  • Carnosaur

    13

  • Child's Play

    14

  • Class of 1999

    15

  • Clean Slate

    16

  • Congo

    17

  • Cop and ½

    18

  • Earth Girls Are Easy

    19

  • Flatliners

    20

  • The Getaway

    21

  • The Golden Child

    22

  • The Hard Way

    23

  • Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man

    24

  • Home Alone 3

    25

  • The Island of Dr. Moreau

    26

  • Junior

    27

  • Kiss of Death

    28

  • Lambada

    29

  • Larger Than Life

    30

  • The Late Shift

    31

  • Leave It to Beaver

    32

  • Mary Reilly

    33

  • Mr. Saturday Night

    34

  • Moonraker

    35

  • Mortal Kombat

    36

  • Motel Hell

    37

  • My Stepmother Is an Alien

    38

  • Necessary Roughness

    39

  • No Escape

    40

  • Oscar

    41

  • Psycho III

    42

  • Rambo III

    43

  • The Return of Swamp Thing

    44

  • The Road to Wellville

    45

  • Rocky V

    46

  • The Sandlot

    47

  • Scanners

    48

  • Shocker

    49

  • Short Circuit 2

    50

  • Spawn

    51

  • Species

    52

  • Speed 2: Cruise Control

    53

  • Star Trek: Generations

    54

  • Switching Channels

    55

  • The Tall Guy

    56

  • The Two Jakes

    57

  • Under Siege 2: Dark Territory

    58

  • Vampires

    59

  • Wise Guys

    60