Temporal Top Ten – 1995


1995

top ten

Number of movies seen from this year – 134
Number of movies reviewed – 57 (Including 4 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. GoldenEye
    50. Grumpier Old Men
    51. Hackers
    52. Heat
    53. Higher Learning
    54. Home for the Holidays
    55. How to make an American Quilt
    56. Indian in the Cupboard, The
    57. Indictment: The McMartin Trial
    58. In the Line of Duty: Hunt For Justice
    59. It Takes Two
    60. Jade
    61. Jefferson in Paris
    62. Jeffrey
    63. The Jerky Boys: The Movie
    64. Johnny Mnemonic
    65. Joseph
    66. Judge Dredd
    67. Jumanji
    68. Just Cause
    69. Kidnapped: In The Line of Duty
    70. A Kid in King Arthur’s Court
    71. Kids
    72. Kiss of Death
    73. Langoliers, The
    74. Leaving Las Vegas
    75. Lieberman in Love
    76. Living in Oblivion
    77. Lord of Illusions
    78. Losing Isaiah
    79. Mad Love
    80. Major Payne
    81. Mallrats
    82. Miami Rhapsody
    83. Money Train
    84. Moonlight and Valentino
    85. Mortal Kombat
    86. Mr. Holland’s Opus
    87. Multi-Facial
    88. Murder in the First
    89. My Family
    90. The Net
    91. Nick of Time
    92. Nine Months
    93. Nixon
    94. Now and Then
    95. Operation Dumbo Drop
    96. Othello
    97. Outbreak
    98. Pocahontas
    99. Powder
    100. The Quick and the Dead
    101. Remembrances
    102. Rob Roy
    103. Sabrina
    104. The Scarlet Letter
    105. Sense and Sensibility
    106. Se7en
    107. Smoke
    108. Something to Talk About
    109. Species
    110. Star Trek Voyager: Caretaker
    111. Steal Big Steal Little
    112. Strange Days
    113. Sudden Death
    114. Tank Girl
    115. Things to Do in Denver When You’re Dead
    116. Three Wishes
    117. To Die For
    118. To Wong Foo Thanks For Everything, Julie Newmar
    119. Tom and Huck
    120. Tommy Boy
    121. Toy Story  Encore Review
    122. Truman
    123. 12 Monkeys
    124. Two Much
    125. Unstrung Heroes
    126. The Usual Suspects
    127. Vampire in Brooklyn
    128. Village of the Damned
    129. Virtuosity
    130. Waiting to Exhale
    131. A Walk in the Clouds
    132. Waterworld
    133. While You Were Sleeping
    134. White Man’s Burden

 

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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 😉

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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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