Temporal Top Ten – 1995


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Number of movies seen from this year – 141
Number of movies reviewed – 96 (Including 7 Encore Reviews)

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

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  Encore Review 2
    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 Bridges of Madison County
    15. The Brothers McMullen
    16. Bye Bye Love
    17. Canadian Bacon
    18. Carrington
    19. Casino
    20. Casper
    21. Circle of Friends
    22. Citizen X
    23. Clockers
    24. Clueless
    25. Congo
    26. Copycat
    27. Crimson Tide
    28. The Crossing Guard
    29. Cry, the Beloved Country
    30. Cutthroat Island
    31. Dangerous Minds
    32. Dead Man
    33. Dead Man Walking
    34. Destiny Turns on the Radio
    35. Devil in a Blue Dress
    36. Die Hard with a Vengeance Encore Review
    37. Dolores Claiborne
    38. Don Juan DeMarco
    39. Dracula: Dead and Loving It
    40. Empire Records
    41. Extraordinary Voyages of Jules Verne, The
    42. Fair Game
    43. Father of the Bride Part II
    44. First Knight
    45. Forget Paris
    46. Four Rooms
    47. French Kiss
    48. Georgia
    49. Get Shorty
    50. Ghost in the Shell
    51. GoldenEye
    52. Grumpier Old Men
    53. Hackers
    54. Heat
    55. Higher Learning
    56. Home for the Holidays
    57. How to make an American Quilt
    58. Indian in the Cupboard, The
    59. Indictment: The McMartin Trial
    60. In the Line of Duty: Hunt For Justice
    61. It Takes Two
    62. Jade
    63. Jefferson in Paris
    64. Jeffrey
    65. The Jerky Boys: The Movie
    66. Johnny Mnemonic
    67. Joseph
    68. Judge Dredd
    69. Jumanji
    70. Jury Duty
    71. Just Cause
    72. Kidnapped: In The Line of Duty
    73. A Kid in King Arthur’s Court
    74. Kids
    75. Kiss of Death
    76. Langoliers, The
    77. Leaving Las Vegas
    78. Les Miserables
    79. Lieberman in Love
    80. Little Princess, A
    81. Living in Oblivion
    82. Lord of Illusions
    83. Losing Isaiah
    84. Mad Love
    85. Major Payne
    86. Mallrats
    87. Miami Rhapsody
    88. Mighty Aphrodite
    89. Money Train
    90. Moonlight and Valentino
    91. Mortal Kombat
    92. Mr. Holland’s Opus  Encore Review  Encore Review 2
    93. Multi-Facial
    94. Murder in the First
    95. My Family
    96. The Net
    97. Nick of Time
    98. Nine Months
    99. Nixon
    100. Now and Then
    101. Operation Dumbo Drop
    102. Othello
    103. Outbreak
    104. Pocahontas
    105. Powder
    106. The Quick and the Dead
    107. Remembrances
    108. Rob Roy
    109. Sabrina
    110. The Scarlet Letter
    111. Sense and Sensibility
    112. Se7en
    113. Showgirls
    114. Smoke
    115. Something to Talk About
    116. Species
    117. Star Trek Voyager: Caretaker
    118. Steal Big Steal Little
    119. Strange Days
    120. Sudden Death
    121. Tank Girl
    122. Things to Do in Denver When You’re Dead
    123. Three Wishes
    124. To Die For
    125. To Wong Foo Thanks For Everything, Julie Newmar
    126. Tom and Huck
    127. Tommy Boy
    128. Toy Story  Encore Review
    129. Truman
    130. Twelve Monkeys
    131. Two Much
    132. Unstrung Heroes
    133. The Usual Suspects
    134. Vampire in Brooklyn
    135. Village of the Damned
    136. Virtuosity
    137. Waiting to Exhale
    138. A Walk in the Clouds
    139. Waterworld
    140. While You Were Sleeping
    141. 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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  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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