Temporal Top Ten – 1995


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Number of movies seen from this year – 135
Number of movies reviewed – 64 (Including 5 Encore Reviews)

As you’ll see and be reminded of shortly, 1995 was s great year in cinema because it gave us so many wonderful and memorable movies that touch a wide variety of genre’s.

It was the year where Mel Gibson came out of nowhere to win Best Director and Picture at the Oscars for his epic Braveheart and remains one of the biggest Oscar blindsides in history. (Yes, the surprise two years later was a much bigger snub).

Everyone thought that Ron Howard’s Patriotic Apollo 13 would win Best Picture, but the fact that Howard himself was snubbed for a Best Director nomination despite winning at both the Globes and DGA made it easier for Gibson and Braveheart to prevail.

Only 3 of the 5 BP nominees made my list and you might be slightly surprised where each of them fit in and how I rank them.

My list this year features, action movies, historical dramas, a courtroom drama, an animated movie that opened the floodgates, a crime thriller that remains to this day as a masterfully woven tale of suspense and a fictional account of how a teacher can affect one’s life.

My Top TenTruman

10. Trumandie hard with a vengeance

9. Die Hard With a Vengeanceindictment

8. Indictment: The McMartin Trialcrimson tide

7. Crimson Tidebraveheart

6. Braveheartsense and sensibility

5. Sense and Sensibilityusual suspects

4. The Usual Suspectstoy story

3. Toy Storyapollo 13

2. Apollo 13mr. hollands opus

1. Mr. Holland’s Opus

Here’s a complete list of movies that I’ve seen from 1995


    1. Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls
    2. The American President
    3. Apollo 13   Encore Review
    4. Assassins
    5. Babe
    6. Bad Boys
    7. Batman Forever
    8. Before Sunrise
    9. Beyond Rangoon
    10. Billy Madison
    11. Boys on the Side
    12. The Brady Bunch Movie
    13. Braveheart  Encore Review
    14. The Brothers McMullen
    15. Bye Bye Love
    16. Canadian Bacon
    17. Carrington
    18. Casino
    19. Casper
    20. Circle of Friends
    21. Citizen X
    22. Clockers
    23. Clueless
    24. Congo
    25. Copycat
    26. Crimson Tide
    27. The Crossing Guard
    28. Cry, the Beloved Country
    29. Cutthroat Island
    30. Dangerous Minds
    31. Dead Man
    32. Dead Man Walking
    33. Destiny Turns on the Radio
    34. Devil in a Blue Dress
    35. Die Hard with a Vengeance Encore Review
    36. Dolores Claiborne
    37. Don Juan DeMarco
    38. Dracula: Dead and Loving It
    39. Empire Records
    40. Extraordinary Voyages of Jules Verne, The
    41. Fair Game
    42. Father of the Bride Part II
    43. First Knight
    44. Forget Paris
    45. Four Rooms
    46. French Kiss
    47. Georgia
    48. Get Shorty
    49. Ghost in the Shell
    50. GoldenEye
    51. Grumpier Old Men
    52. Hackers
    53. Heat
    54. Higher Learning
    55. Home for the Holidays
    56. How to make an American Quilt
    57. Indian in the Cupboard, The
    58. Indictment: The McMartin Trial
    59. In the Line of Duty: Hunt For Justice
    60. It Takes Two
    61. Jade
    62. Jefferson in Paris
    63. Jeffrey
    64. The Jerky Boys: The Movie
    65. Johnny Mnemonic
    66. Joseph
    67. Judge Dredd
    68. Jumanji
    69. Just Cause
    70. Kidnapped: In The Line of Duty
    71. A Kid in King Arthur’s Court
    72. Kids
    73. Kiss of Death
    74. Langoliers, The
    75. Leaving Las Vegas
    76. Lieberman in Love
    77. Living in Oblivion
    78. Lord of Illusions
    79. Losing Isaiah
    80. Mad Love
    81. Major Payne
    82. Mallrats
    83. Miami Rhapsody
    84. Money Train
    85. Moonlight and Valentino
    86. Mortal Kombat
    87. Mr. Holland’s Opus  Encore Review
    88. Multi-Facial
    89. Murder in the First
    90. My Family
    91. The Net
    92. Nick of Time
    93. Nine Months
    94. Nixon
    95. Now and Then
    96. Operation Dumbo Drop
    97. Othello
    98. Outbreak
    99. Pocahontas
    100. Powder
    101. The Quick and the Dead
    102. Remembrances
    103. Rob Roy
    104. Sabrina
    105. The Scarlet Letter
    106. Sense and Sensibility
    107. Se7en
    108. Smoke
    109. Something to Talk About
    110. Species
    111. Star Trek Voyager: Caretaker
    112. Steal Big Steal Little
    113. Strange Days
    114. Sudden Death
    115. Tank Girl
    116. Things to Do in Denver When You’re Dead
    117. Three Wishes
    118. To Die For
    119. To Wong Foo Thanks For Everything, Julie Newmar
    120. Tom and Huck
    121. Tommy Boy
    122. Toy Story  Encore Review
    123. Truman
    124. 12 Monkeys
    125. Two Much
    126. Unstrung Heroes
    127. The Usual Suspects
    128. Vampire in Brooklyn
    129. Village of the Damned
    130. Virtuosity
    131. Waiting to Exhale
    132. A Walk in the Clouds
    133. Waterworld
    134. While You Were Sleeping
    135. White Man’s Burden



12 thoughts on “Temporal Top Ten – 1995

  1. Haven’t seen the latter five, but you know I love #1! This was the year of my other favorite Ghibli film Whisper of the Heart too. This feature sure is showing me just how many movies I’ve yet to see.

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    • Wow! U’ve never seen crimson Tide? Its a great thriller aboard a sub. Glad I can be of help 😉 it has shiwn me how msny I havent seen in years…for good and bad 😉


  2. Hey Rob,

    While I agree that the first Die Hard was sheer brilliance, I was never a big fan of any of the sequels, including With a Vengeance. That’s probably the only one here that I’d definitely have excluded. (Haven’t seen Truman or McMartin.)

    The rest of them … All very good. I suspect I’d have Toy Story, Crimson Tide and Usual Suspects a little higher on my list.

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    • Yea. I loved Crimson Tide and debated putting it higher. As for DH. I thiught tge first two were amazing and 3 was very clever which is why it only barely made the list. Both Truman and indictment are movues that the history buff in me just love to watch.

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