Temporal Top Ten – 1995


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Number of movies seen from this year – 146
Number of movies reviewed – 131 (Including 17 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 Encore Review 3
    5. Assassins
    6. Babe
    7. Bad Boys
    8. Bad Company
    9. Batman Forever
    10. Before Sunrise
    11. Beyond Rangoon
    12. Billy Madison
    13. Blue in the Face
    14. Boys on the Side
    15. The Brady Bunch Movie
    16. Braveheart  Encore Review   Encore Review 2
    17. The Bridges of Madison County
    18. The Brothers McMullen
    19. Bye Bye Love
    20. Canadian Bacon
    21. Carrington
    22. Casino
    23. Casper
    24. Circle of Friends
    25. Citizen X
    26. Clockers
    27. Clueless
    28. Congo
    29. Copycat
    30. Crimson Tide  Encore Review
    31. The Crossing Guard
    32. Cry, the Beloved Country
    33. Cutthroat Island
    34. Dangerous Minds
    35. Dead Man
    36. Dead Man Walking
    37. Destiny Turns on the Radio
    38. Devil in a Blue Dress
    39. Die Hard with a Vengeance     Encore Review    Encore Review 2  Encore Review 3
    40. Dolores Claiborne
    41. Dracula: Dead and Loving It
    42. Empire Records
    43. Extraordinary Voyages of Jules Verne, The
    44. Fair Game
    45. Father of the Bride Part II
    46. First Knight
    47. Forget Paris
    48. Four Rooms
    49. French Kiss
    50. Georgia
    51. Get Shorty
    52. Ghost in the Shell
    53. GoldenEye
    54. Grumpier Old Men
    55. Hackers
    56. Heat
    57. Higher Learning
    58. Home for the Holidays
    59. How to make an American Quilt
    60. Indian in the Cupboard, The
    61. Indictment: The McMartin Trial
    62. In Pursuit of Honor
    63. In the Line of Duty: Hunt For Justice
    64. It Takes Two
    65. Jade
    66. Jefferson in Paris
    67. Jeffrey
    68. The Jerky Boys: The Movie
    69. Johnny Mnemonic
    70. Joseph
    71. Judge Dredd
    72. Jumanji
    73. Jury Duty
    74. Just Cause
    75. Kidnapped: In The Line of Duty
    76. A Kid in King Arthur’s Court
    77. Kids
    78. Kiss of Death
    79. Langoliers, The
    80. Leaving Las Vegas
    81. Les Miserables
    82. Lieberman in Love
    83. Little Princess, A
    84. Living in Oblivion
    85. Lord of Illusions
    86. Losing Isaiah
    87. Mad Love
    88. Major Payne
    89. Mallrats
    90. Miami Rhapsody
    91. Mighty Aphrodite
    92. Money Train
    93. Moonlight and Valentino
    94. Mortal Kombat
    95. Mr. Holland’s Opus  Encore Review  Encore Review 2 Encore Review 3
    96. Multi-Facial
    97. Murder in the First
    98. My Family
    99. The Net
    100. Nick of Time
    101. Nine Months
    102. Nixon
    103. Now and Then
    104. Operation Dumbo Drop
    105. Othello
    106. Outbreak         Encore Review
    107. Pocahontas
    108. Powder
    109. The Quick and the Dead
    110. Remembrances
    111. Rob Roy
    112. Rod Serling: Submitted for Your Approval
    113. Sabrina
    114. The Scarlet Letter
    115. Sense and Sensibility
    116. Se7en
    117. Showgirls
    118. Smoke
    119. Something to Talk About
    120. Species
    121. Star Trek Voyager: Caretaker
    122. Steal Big Steal Little
    123. Strange Days
    124. Sudden Death
    125. Tank Girl
    126. Things to Do in Denver When You’re Dead
    127. Three Wishes
    128. To Die For
    129. To Wong Foo Thanks For Everything, Julie Newmar
    130. Tom and Huck
    131. Tommy Boy
    132. Toy Story  Encore Review Encore Review 2
    133. Truman
    134. Tuskegee Airmen, The
    135. Twelve Monkeys
    136. Two Much
    137. Unstrung Heroes
    138. Usual Suspects, The     Encore Review
    139. Vampire in Brooklyn
    140. Village of the Damned
    141. Virtuosity
    142. Waiting to Exhale
    143. A Walk in the Clouds
    144. Waterworld
    145. While You Were Sleeping
    146. 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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