Temporal Top Ten – 1995


1995

top ten

Number of movies seen from this year – 142
Number of movies reviewed – 99 (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. Anne Frank Remembered
    4. Apollo 13   Encore Review  Encore Review 2
    5. Assassins
    6. Babe
    7. Bad Boys
    8. Batman Forever
    9. Before Sunrise
    10. Beyond Rangoon
    11. Billy Madison
    12. Boys on the Side
    13. The Brady Bunch Movie
    14. Braveheart  Encore Review
    15. The Bridges of Madison County
    16. The Brothers McMullen
    17. Bye Bye Love
    18. Canadian Bacon
    19. Carrington
    20. Casino
    21. Casper
    22. Circle of Friends
    23. Citizen X
    24. Clockers
    25. Clueless
    26. Congo
    27. Copycat
    28. Crimson Tide
    29. The Crossing Guard
    30. Cry, the Beloved Country
    31. Cutthroat Island
    32. Dangerous Minds
    33. Dead Man
    34. Dead Man Walking
    35. Destiny Turns on the Radio
    36. Devil in a Blue Dress
    37. Die Hard with a Vengeance Encore Review
    38. Dolores Claiborne
    39. Don Juan DeMarco
    40. Dracula: Dead and Loving It
    41. Empire Records
    42. Extraordinary Voyages of Jules Verne, The
    43. Fair Game
    44. Father of the Bride Part II
    45. First Knight
    46. Forget Paris
    47. Four Rooms
    48. French Kiss
    49. Georgia
    50. Get Shorty
    51. Ghost in the Shell
    52. GoldenEye
    53. Grumpier Old Men
    54. Hackers
    55. Heat
    56. Higher Learning
    57. Home for the Holidays
    58. How to make an American Quilt
    59. Indian in the Cupboard, The
    60. Indictment: The McMartin Trial
    61. In the Line of Duty: Hunt For Justice
    62. It Takes Two
    63. Jade
    64. Jefferson in Paris
    65. Jeffrey
    66. The Jerky Boys: The Movie
    67. Johnny Mnemonic
    68. Joseph
    69. Judge Dredd
    70. Jumanji
    71. Jury Duty
    72. Just Cause
    73. Kidnapped: In The Line of Duty
    74. A Kid in King Arthur’s Court
    75. Kids
    76. Kiss of Death
    77. Langoliers, The
    78. Leaving Las Vegas
    79. Les Miserables
    80. Lieberman in Love
    81. Little Princess, A
    82. Living in Oblivion
    83. Lord of Illusions
    84. Losing Isaiah
    85. Mad Love
    86. Major Payne
    87. Mallrats
    88. Miami Rhapsody
    89. Mighty Aphrodite
    90. Money Train
    91. Moonlight and Valentino
    92. Mortal Kombat
    93. Mr. Holland’s Opus  Encore Review  Encore Review 2
    94. Multi-Facial
    95. Murder in the First
    96. My Family
    97. The Net
    98. Nick of Time
    99. Nine Months
    100. Nixon
    101. Now and Then
    102. Operation Dumbo Drop
    103. Othello
    104. Outbreak
    105. Pocahontas
    106. Powder
    107. The Quick and the Dead
    108. Remembrances
    109. Rob Roy
    110. Sabrina
    111. The Scarlet Letter
    112. Sense and Sensibility
    113. Se7en
    114. Showgirls
    115. Smoke
    116. Something to Talk About
    117. Species
    118. Star Trek Voyager: Caretaker
    119. Steal Big Steal Little
    120. Strange Days
    121. Sudden Death
    122. Tank Girl
    123. Things to Do in Denver When You’re Dead
    124. Three Wishes
    125. To Die For
    126. To Wong Foo Thanks For Everything, Julie Newmar
    127. Tom and Huck
    128. Tommy Boy
    129. Toy Story  Encore Review
    130. Truman
    131. Twelve Monkeys
    132. Two Much
    133. Unstrung Heroes
    134. The Usual Suspects
    135. Vampire in Brooklyn
    136. Village of the Damned
    137. Virtuosity
    138. Waiting to Exhale
    139. A Walk in the Clouds
    140. Waterworld
    141. While You Were Sleeping
    142. 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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