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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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Toy Story is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies of 1995
Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles
Toy Story is a 1995 American computer-animated buddy-comedy adventure film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by John Lasseter, Toy Story was the ...more

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Seven is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies of 1995
Brad Pitt, Gwyneth Paltrow, Morgan Freeman
Seven is a 1995 American psychological thriller film directed by David Fincher. The film stars Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman, with Gwyneth Paltrow, R. Lee Ermey, John C. McGinley, and Kevin ...more

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#107 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #17 of 157 The Best Movies You Never Want to Watch Again

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Heat is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies of 1995
Natalie Portman, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro
Heat is a 1995 American crime thriller film written, produced and directed by Michael Mann, and starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Val Kilmer. The film was released in the United States on ...more

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Apollo 13 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies of 1995
Tom Hanks, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ed Harris
Apollo 13 is a 1995 American historical docudrama film directed by Ron Howard. The film stars Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, Bill Paxton, Gary Sinise, and Ed Harris. The screenplay by William Broyles, ...more

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Braveheart is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies of 1995
Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Brendan Gleeson
Braveheart is a 1995 epic historical medieval war drama film directed by and starring Mel Gibson. Gibson portrays William Wallace, a 13th-century Scottish warrior who led the Scots in the First ...more

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The Usual Suspects is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies of 1995
Kevin Spacey, Benicio del Toro, Gabriel Byrne
The Usual Suspects is a 1995 German-American neo-noir crime thriller film directed by Bryan Singer and written by Christopher McQuarrie. It stars Stephen Baldwin, Gabriel Byrne, Benicio del ...more

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#9 of 254 The Best Psychological Thrillers of All Time #107 of 460 The Most Quotable Movies of All Timelisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Casino is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies of 1995
Sharon Stone, Robert De Niro, James Woods
Casino is a 1995 American drama film directed by Martin Scorsese. It is based on the non-fiction book of the same name by Nicholas Pileggi, who also co-wrote the screenplay for the film with ...more

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12 Monkeys is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies of 1995
Brad Pitt, Bruce Willis, Christopher Plummer
12 Monkeys, also known as Twelve Monkeys, is a 1995 American science fiction film directed by Terry Gilliam, inspired by Chris Marker's 1962 short film La Jetée, and starring Bruce ...more

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Babe is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies of 1995
Hugo Weaving, James Cromwell, Miriam Margolyes
Babe is a 1995 comedy-drama film, co-written and directed by Chris Noonan. It is an adaptation of Dick King-Smith's 1983 novel The Sheep-Pig, also known as Babe: The Gallant Pig in the USA, ...more

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#354 of 1,198 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time #130 of 292 The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Crylisted on Every Oscar Winning Film Ever

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Die Hard with a Vengeanc... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies of 1995
Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Irons
This film is a 1995 American action film and the third in the film series. It was produced and directed by John McTiernan, written by Jonathan Hensleigh, and stars Bruce Willis as New York City ...more

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#136 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #181 of 599 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Made #141 of 410 The Best Rainy Day Movies

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Jumanji is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies of 1995
Kirsten Dunst, Robin Williams, Patricia Clarkson
Jumanji is a 1995 American fantasy adventure film directed by Joe Johnston. It is an adaptation of the 1981 children's book of the same name by Chris Van Allsburg. The film was directed by Joe ...more

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#64 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #99 of 348 The Best Movies Based On Books #327 of 599 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Made

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Ghost in the Shell is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies of 1995
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Maaya Sakamoto, Akio Ōtsuka, Kōichi Yamadera
Ghost in the Shell is a 1995 anime science fiction film based on manga of the same title by Masamune Shirow. The film was written by Kazunori Itō, directed by Mamoru Oshii, animated by ...more

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#152 of 589 The Best Animated Films Ever #307 of 599 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Made

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Clueless is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies of 1995
Alicia Silverstone, Brittany Murphy, Paul Rudd
Clueless is a 1995 American comedy film loosely based on Jane Austen's 1815 novel Emma. It stars Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash, Paul Rudd, and Brittany Murphy. The film is set in Beverly Hills ...more

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Before Sunrise is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies of 1995
Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Adam Goldberg
Before Sunrise is a 1995 American romantic drama film directed by Richard Linklater and written by Linklater and Kim Krizan. The film follows Jesse, a young American man, and Céline, a ...more

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Tommy Boy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies of 1995
Dan Aykroyd, Rob Lowe, Bo Derek
Tommy Boy is a 1995 American road comedy film directed by Peter Segal, written by Bonnie and Terry Turner, produced by Lorne Michaels, and starring former Saturday Night Live castmates and close ...more

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Leaving Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies of 1995
Nicolas Cage, Mariska Hargitay, Elisabeth Shue
Leaving Las Vegas is a 1995 romantic drama film written and directed by Mike Figgis and based on a semi-autobiographical novel of the same name by John O'Brien. Nicolas Cage, who has ended his ...more

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Ace Ventura: When Nature... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies of 1995
Jim Carrey, Sophie Okonedo, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls is a 1995 American film and the sequel to the 1994 American film Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. Jim Carrey reprises his role as the title character Ace Ventura, a ...more

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#163 of 1,007 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films #208 of 1,198 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time

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GoldenEye is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies of 1995
Pierce Brosnan, Famke Janssen, Judi Dench
GoldenEye is the seventeenth spy film in the James Bond series, and the first to star Pierce Brosnan as the fictional MI6 officer James Bond. The film was directed by Martin Campbell and is the ...more

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Billy Madison is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies of 1995
Adam Sandler, Steve Buscemi, Chris Farley
Billy Madison is a 1995 American family comedy film directed by Tamra Davis. It stars Adam Sandler in the title role, along with Bradley Whitford, Bridgette Wilson, Norm Macdonald, and Darren ...more

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Mallrats is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies of 1995
Ben Affleck, Shannen Doherty, Claire Forlani
Mallrats is a 1995 American romantic comedy film written and directed by Kevin Smith. It is the second film in the View Askewniverse series and prequel to 1994's Clerks. As in the other View ...more

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Friday is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies of 1995
Ice Cube, Meagan Good, Nia Long
Friday is a 1995 American stoner buddy comedy film directed by F. Gary Gray in his directorial debut, and starring Ice Cube, Chris Tucker, Nia Long, Bernie Mac, Tiny 'Zeus' Lister Jr, and John ...more

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#381 of 1,699 The Most Rewatchable Movies #103 of 1,007 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films

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Bad Boys is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies of 1995
Will Smith, Téa Leoni, Martin Lawrence
Bad Boys is a 1995 American action comedy film produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer, producers of Top Gun and Beverly Hills Cop, and directed by Michael Bay in his directorial debut. It ...more

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Dead Man Walking is listed (or ranked) 23 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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Crimson Tide is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies of 1995
Denzel Washington, Viggo Mortensen, Gene Hackman
Crimson Tide is a 1995 American submarine film directed by Tony Scott. On a U.S. nuclear missile sub, a young First Officer (Denzel Washington) stages a mutiny, to prevent his trigger happy ...more

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The Basketball Diaries ... is listed (or ranked) 25 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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