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The Best Movies of 1995

Updated September 4, 2020 13.9k votes 935 voters 22.8k views116 items

List RulesOnly movies released in theaters in 1995.

A list of the best movies of 1995, from children's movies like Toy Story to gritty dramas like Kids. The '90s were a decade where Hollywood thrived. In were new stars and big blockbusters and 1995 was no exception. Some the best movies of this year are some of the best teen, coming of age, adventure, comedies and dramas in history. The films on here are very memorable and had audiences on the edges of their seats, and still pack a punch so many years after they were first released. You shouldn't be too surprised by the movies listed on here. As stated before, some of the best action movies of the decade were released in 1995. Who could forget In Heat with Robert De Niro and Al Pacino, Die Hard With A Vengeance, and of course, Bad Boys starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence. And let's not forget about Seven with Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman and Kevin Spacey The best movies of 1995 featured some of the biggest stars in the movie business. Whether it was the aforementioned stars continuing their success or the breakout performances featured in Billy Madison and Tommy Boy, or established stars like Mel Gibson in Braveheart. Some of the best movies of all time were released in 1995. This is the ultimate list of the best movies of 1995, which shouldn't feature the best movies of 1993. Vote and re-rank this list according to how you think the best movies of that year should be reflected. If you notice that there's a movie from this year that should be on this list but is missing, feel free to add it.
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    Mr. Holland's Opus
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    Mr. Holland's Opus

    Alicia Witt, William H. Macy

    Released1995

    Mr. Holland's Opus is a 1995 American drama film directed by Stephen Herek, produced by Ted... more on Wikipedia

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  • 27
    Mallrats
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    Mallrats

    Ben Affleck, Shannen Doherty

    Released1995

    Directed byKevin Smith

    Mallrats is a 1995 American romantic comedy film written and directed by Kevin Smith. It is... more on Wikipedia
  • 28
    Get Shorty
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    Get Shorty

    John Travolta, John Wayne

    Released1995

    Directed byBarry Sonnenfeld

    Get Shorty is a 1995 comedy-thriller film based on Elmore Leonard's novel of the same name.... more on Wikipedia
  • 29
    Now and Then
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    Now and Then

    Demi Moore, Christina Ricci

    Released1995

    Directed byLesli Linka Glatter

    Now and Then is a 1995 American coming-of-age film directed by Lesli Linka Glatter and... more on Wikipedia
  • 30
    Pocahontas
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    Pocahontas

    Mel Gibson, Christian Bale

    Released1995

    Directed byEric Goldberg, Mike Gabriel

    Pocahontas is a 1995 American animated musical romantic-drama film produced by Walt Disney... more on Wikipedia
  • 31
    Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls
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    Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls

    Jim Carrey, Sophie Okonedo

    Released1995

    Directed bySteve Oedekerk

    Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls is a 1995 American film and the sequel to the 1994 American... more on Wikipedia

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  • 32
    The American President
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    The American President

    Annette Bening, Michael J. Fox

    Released1995

    Directed byRob Reiner

    The American President is a 1995 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Rob Reiner... more on Wikipedia

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  • 33
    Leaving Las Vegas
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    Leaving Las Vegas

    Nicolas Cage, Mariska Hargitay

    Released1995

    Directed byMike Figgis

    Leaving Las Vegas is a 1995 romantic drama film written and directed by Mike Figgis and based... more on Wikipedia
  • 34
    Mortal Kombat
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    Mortal Kombat

    Bridgette Wilson, Frank Welker

    Released1995

    Directed byPaul W. S. Anderson

    Mortal Kombat is a 1995 American fantasy martial arts film written by Kevin Droney, directed... more on Wikipedia

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  • 35
    Empire Records
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    Empire Records

    Liv Tyler, Renée Zellweger

    Released1995

    Directed byAllan Moyle

    Empire Records is a 1995 American coming-of-age film that follows a group of record store... more on Wikipedia

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    Dolores Claiborne
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    Dolores Claiborne

    Kathy Bates, Jennifer Jason Leigh

    Released1995

    Directed byTaylor Hackford

    Dolores Claiborne is a 1995 drama thriller film based on the novel of the same name by Stephen... more on Wikipedia

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  • 37
    Dead Man Walking
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    Dead Man Walking

    Sean Penn, Susan Sarandon

    Released1995

    Directed byTim Robbins

    This film is a 1995 American drama film starring Susan Sarandon and Sean Penn, and co-produced... more on Wikipedia

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    Species
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    Species

    Michelle Williams, Ben Kingsley

    Released1995

    Directed byRoger Donaldson

    Species is a 1995 American science fiction horror film directed by Roger Donaldson, and... more on Wikipedia

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    The Quick and the Dead
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    The Quick and the Dead

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Sharon Stone

    Released1995

    Directed bySam Raimi

    This film is a 1995 western film directed by Sam Raimi and starring Sharon Stone, Gene... more on Wikipedia

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    Copycat
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    Copycat

    Sigourney Weaver, Holly Hunter

    Released1995

    Directed byJon Amiel

    Copycat is a 1995 American psychological thriller, starring Sigourney Weaver, Holly Hunter and... more on Wikipedia

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    To Die For
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    To Die For

    Nicole Kidman, Joaquin Phoenix

    Released1995

    Directed byGus Van Sant

    This film is a 1995 American comedy-drama film, made in a mockumentary format, directed by... more on Wikipedia

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    Batman Forever
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    Batman Forever

    Nicole Kidman, Drew Barrymore

    Released1995

    Directed byJoel Schumacher

    Batman Forever is a 1995 American superhero film directed by Joel Schumacher and produced by... more on Wikipedia

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  • 43
    The Brady Bunch Movie
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    The Brady Bunch Movie

    RuPaul, Christine Taylor

    Released1995

    Directed byBetty Thomas

    The Brady Bunch Movie is a 1995 American comedy film based on the 1969–1974 television series... more on Wikipedia
  • 44
    The Net
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    The Net

    Sandra Bullock, Jeremy Northam

    Released1995

    Directed byIrwin Winkler

    The Net is a 1995 American cyber mystery thriller film directed by Irwin Winkler. A computer... more on Wikipedia

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    The Indian in the Cupboard
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    The Indian in the Cupboard

    Steve Coogan, Richard Jenkins

    Released1995

    Directed byFrank Oz

    The Indian in the Cupboard is a 1995 American fantasy-adventure film directed by Frank Oz. It... more on Wikipedia

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  • 46
    Before Sunrise
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    Before Sunrise

    Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy

    Released1995

    Directed byRichard Linklater

    Before Sunrise is a 1995 American romantic drama film directed by Richard Linklater and... more on Wikipedia

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    Nine Months
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    Nine Months

    Robin Williams, Julianne Moore

    Released1995

    Directed byChris Columbus

    Nine Months is a 1995 romantic comedy film directed by Chris Columbus. It stars Hugh Grant,... more on Wikipedia
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    Waterworld
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    Waterworld

    Kevin Costner, Jack Black

    Released1995

    Directed byKevin Costner, Kevin Reynolds

    Waterworld is a 1995 American post-apocalyptic science fiction action film directed by Kevin... more on Wikipedia

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    Ghost in the Shell
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    Ghost in the Shell

    Maaya Sakamoto, Akio Ōtsuka

    Released1995

    Directed byMamoru Oshii

    Ghost in the Shell is a 1995 anime science fiction film based on manga of the same title by... more on Wikipedia

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    A Walk in the Clouds
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    A Walk in the Clouds

    Keanu Reeves, Debra Messing

    Released1995

    Directed byAlfonso Arau

    A Walk in the Clouds is a 1995 American romantic drama film directed by Alfonso Arau and... more on Wikipedia

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