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The Best Movies of 1995  

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List Rules Only movies that were in theatres 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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While You Were Sleeping is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Movies of 1995
Sandra Bullock, Monica Keena, Bill Pullman
While You Were Sleeping is a 1995 romantic comedy film directed by Jon Turteltaub and written by Daniel G. Sullivan and Frederic Lebow. It stars Sandra Bullock as Lucy, a Chicago Transit ...more
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Dead Man Walking is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Movies of 1995
Sean Penn, Susan Sarandon, Jack Black
This film is a 1995 American drama film starring Susan Sarandon and Sean Penn, and co-produced and directed by Tim Robbins, who adapted the screenplay from the non-fiction book of the same name. ...more
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Desperado is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Movies of 1995
Salma Hayek, Quentin Tarantino, Steve Buscemi
Desperado is a 1995 American action film written, produced, and directed by Robert Rodriguez. A sequel to the 1992 film El Mariachi, it is the second installment in Robert Rodriguez's Mexico ...more
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Major Payne is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Movies of 1995
Damon Wayans, Karyn Parsons, Bam Bam Bigelow
Major Payne is a 1995 comedy film, starring Damon Wayans.
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Pocahontas is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Movies of 1995
Mel Gibson, Christian Bale, Billy Connolly
Pocahontas is a 1995 American animated musical romantic-drama film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 33rd film in the Walt Disney Animated ...more
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Outbreak is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Movies of 1995
Morgan Freeman, Kevin Spacey, Dustin Hoffman
Outbreak is a 1995 American medical disaster film directed by Wolfgang Petersen and based on Richard Preston's non-fiction book The Hot Zone. The film stars Dustin Hoffman, Rene Russo, and ...more
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Sense and Sensibility is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Movies of 1995
Kate Winslet, Hugh Laurie, Emma Thompson
Sense and Sensibility is a 1995 British–American period drama film directed by Ang Lee and based on Jane Austen's 1811 novel of the same name. Actress Emma Thompson wrote the script and stars as ...more
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The Basketball Diaries is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Movies of 1995
Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Wahlberg, Juliette Lewis
The Basketball Diaries is a 1995 American drama film directed by Scott Kalvert, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Lorraine Bracco, James Madio, and Mark Wahlberg from the non-fiction work of the same ...more
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Get Shorty is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Movies of 1995
John Travolta, John Wayne, Danny DeVito
Get Shorty is a 1995 comedy-thriller film based on Elmore Leonard's novel of the same name. Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld and starring John Travolta, Gene Hackman, Rene Russo, and Danny DeVito, ...more
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Empire Records is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Movies of 1995
Liv Tyler, Renée Zellweger, Tobey Maguire
Empire Records is a 1995 American coming-of-age film that follows a group of record store employees over the course of one exceptional day. The employees try to stop the store from being sold to ...more
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To Die For is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Movies of 1995
Nicole Kidman, Joaquin Phoenix, Matt Dillon
This film is a 1995 American comedy-drama film, made in a mockumentary format, directed by Gus Van Sant and written by Buck Henry, based on the novel of the same name by Joyce Maynard, which in ...more
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Mr. Holland's Opus is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Movies of 1995
Alicia Witt, William H. Macy, Terrence Howard
Mr. Holland's Opus is a 1995 American drama film directed by Stephen Herek, produced by Ted Field, Robert W. Cort, and Michael Nolin, and written by Patrick Sheane Duncan. It stars Richard ...more
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The Quick and the Dead is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Movies of 1995
Leonardo DiCaprio, Sharon Stone, Russell Crowe
This film is a 1995 western film directed by Sam Raimi and starring Sharon Stone, Gene Hackman, Russell Crowe and Leonardo DiCaprio. The story focuses on "The Lady", a gunfighter who ...more
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Mortal Kombat is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Movies of 1995
Bridgette Wilson, Frank Welker, Talisa Soto
Mortal Kombat is a 1995 American fantasy martial arts film written by Kevin Droney, directed by Paul W. S. Anderson, and starring Robin Shou, Linden Ashby, Bridgette Wilson, Christopher Lambert, ...more
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Batman Forever is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Movies of 1995
Nicole Kidman, Drew Barrymore, Jim Carrey
Batman Forever is a 1995 American superhero film directed by Joel Schumacher and produced by Tim Burton, based on the DC Comics character Batman. It is the third installment of the initial ...more
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Species is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Movies of 1995
Michelle Williams, Ben Kingsley, Natasha Henstridge
Species is a 1995 American science fiction horror film directed by Roger Donaldson, and starring Natasha Henstridge, Ben Kingsley, Michael Madsen, Alfred Molina, Forest Whitaker and Marg ...more
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Now and Then is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Movies of 1995
Demi Moore, Christina Ricci, Rosie O'Donnell
Now and Then is a 1995 American coming-of-age film directed by Lesli Linka Glatter and starring Christina Ricci, Rosie O'Donnell, Thora Birch, Melanie Griffith, Gaby Hoffmann, Demi Moore, ...more
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Casper is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Movies of 1995
Christina Ricci, Bill Pullman, Cathy Moriarty
Casper is a 1995 American family comedy fantasy film starring Christina Ricci, Bill Pullman, Cathy Moriarty, Eric Idle, and Amy Brenneman, based on the Casper the Friendly Ghost comic books and ...more
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The American President is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Movies of 1995
Annette Bening, Michael J. Fox, Michael Douglas
The American President is a 1995 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Rob Reiner and written by Aaron Sorkin. The film stars Michael Douglas, Annette Bening, Martin Sheen, Michael J. ...more
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Strange Days is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Movies of 1995
Ralph Fiennes, Angela Bassett, Juliette Lewis
Strange Days is a 1995 American science fiction action thriller film directed by Kathryn Bigelow. It stars Ralph Fiennes, Angela Bassett, Juliette Lewis, Tom Sizemore, Vincent D'Onofrio, and ...more
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Copycat is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Movies of 1995
Sigourney Weaver, Holly Hunter, Harry Connick
Copycat is a 1995 American psychological thriller, starring Sigourney Weaver, Holly Hunter and Dermot Mulroney. The film was directed by Jon Amiel, with a score composed by Christopher Young.
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Waterworld is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Movies of 1995
Kevin Costner, Jack Black, Dennis Hopper
Waterworld is a 1995 American post-apocalyptic science fiction action film directed by Kevin Reynolds and co-written by Peter Rader and David Twohy. It was based on Rader's original 1986 ...more
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Rob Roy is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Movies of 1995
Liam Neeson, Jessica Lange, John Hurt
Rob Roy is a 1995 adventure film directed by Michael Caton-Jones. Liam Neeson stars as Rob Roy MacGregor, an 18th-century Scottish clan chief who battles with an unscrupulous nobleman in the ...more
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The Net is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Movies of 1995
Sandra Bullock, Jeremy Northam, Tony Perez
The Net is a 1995 American cyber mystery thriller film directed by Irwin Winkler. A computer programmer (Sandra Bullock) stumbles upon a conspiracy, putting her life and the lives of those ...more
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A Little Princess is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Movies of 1995
wiabux added Camilla Belle, Liam Cunningham, Vincent Schiavelli
A Little Princess is a 1995 drama film directed by Alfonso Cuarón, starring Liesel Matthews, Eleanor Bron, Liam Cunningham, and Vanessa Lee Chester. Set during WWI, it focuses on a young ...more