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The Best Movies of 1995

Updated September 4, 2020 13.6k votes 920 voters 22.5k 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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    Seven is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies of 1995
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    Seven

    Brad Pitt, Gwyneth Paltrow

    Released1995

    Directed byDavid Fincher

    Seven is a 1995 American psychological thriller film directed by David Fincher. The film stars... more on Wikipedia

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    Toy Story is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies of 1995
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    Toy Story

    Tom Hanks, Tim Allen

    Released1995

    Directed byJohn Lasseter

    Toy Story is a 1995 American computer-animated buddy-comedy adventure film produced by Pixar... more on Wikipedia

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    Apollo 13 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies of 1995
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    Apollo 13

    Tom Hanks, Bryce Dallas Howard

    Released1995

    Directed byRon Howard

    Apollo 13 is a 1995 American historical docudrama film directed by Ron Howard. The film stars... more on Wikipedia

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    Braveheart is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies of 1995
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    Braveheart

    Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau

    Released1995

    Directed byMel Gibson

    Braveheart is a 1995 epic historical medieval war drama film directed by and starring Mel... more on Wikipedia

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    The Usual Suspects is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies of 1995
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    The Usual Suspects

    Kevin Spacey, Benicio del Toro

    Released1994

    Directed byBryan Singer

    The Usual Suspects is a 1995 German-American neo-noir crime thriller film directed by Bryan... more on Wikipedia
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    Casino is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies of 1995
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    Casino

    Sharon Stone, Robert De Niro

    Released1995

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

    Casino is a 1995 American drama film directed by Martin Scorsese. It is based on the... more on Wikipedia
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    Die Hard with a Vengeance is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies of 1995
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    Die Hard with a Vengeance

    Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson

    Released1995

    Directed byJohn McTiernan

    This film is a 1995 American action film and the third in the film series. It was produced and... more on Wikipedia

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    Heat is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies of 1995
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    Heat

    Natalie Portman, Al Pacino

    Released1995

    Directed byMichael Mann

    Heat is a 1995 American crime thriller film written, produced and directed by Michael Mann,... more on Wikipedia

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    12 Monkeys is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies of 1995
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    12 Monkeys

    Brad Pitt, Bruce Willis

    Released1995

    Directed byTerry Gilliam

    12 Monkeys, also known as Twelve Monkeys, is a 1995 American science fiction film directed by... more on Wikipedia
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    Jumanji is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies of 1995
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    Jumanji

    Kirsten Dunst, Robin Williams

    Released1995

    Directed byJoe Johnston

    Jumanji is a 1995 American fantasy adventure film directed by Joe Johnston. It is an... more on Wikipedia
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    Clueless is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies of 1995
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    Clueless

    Alicia Silverstone, Brittany Murphy

    Released1995

    Directed byAmy Heckerling

    Clueless is a 1995 American comedy film loosely based on Jane Austen's 1815 novel Emma. It... more on Wikipedia

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    Friday is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies of 1995
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    Friday

    Ice Cube, Meagan Good

    Released1995

    Directed byF. Gary Gray

    Friday is a 1995 American stoner buddy comedy film directed by F. Gary Gray in his directorial... more on Wikipedia
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    Billy Madison is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies of 1995
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    Billy Madison

    Adam Sandler, Steve Buscemi

    Released1995

    Directed byTamra Davis

    Billy Madison is a 1995 American family comedy film directed by Tamra Davis. It stars Adam... more on Wikipedia
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    Tommy Boy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies of 1995
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    Tommy Boy

    Dan Aykroyd, Rob Lowe

    Released1995

    Directed byPeter Segal

    Tommy Boy is a 1995 American road comedy film directed by Peter Segal, written by Bonnie and... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Bad Boys is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies of 1995
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    Bad Boys

    Will Smith, Téa Leoni

    Released1995

    Directed byMichael Bay

    Bad Boys is a 1995 American action comedy film produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer,... more on Wikipedia
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    Desperado is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies of 1995
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    Desperado

    Salma Hayek, Quentin Tarantino

    Released1995

    Directed byRobert Rodriguez

    Desperado is a 1995 American action film written, produced, and directed by Robert Rodriguez.... more on Wikipedia
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    A Goofy Movie is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies of 1995
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    A Goofy Movie

    Pauly Shore, Joey Lawrence

    Released1995

    Directed byKevin Lima

    A Goofy Movie is a 1995 American animated musical comedy film directed by Kevin Lima The... more on Wikipedia

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    Babe is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies of 1995
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    Babe

    Hugo Weaving, James Cromwell

    Released1995

    Directed byChris Noonan

    Babe is a 1995 comedy-drama film, co-written and directed by Chris Noonan. It is an adaptation... more on Wikipedia
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    Dangerous Minds is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies of 1995
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    Dangerous Minds

    Michelle Pfeiffer, Andy Garcia

    Released1995

    Directed byJohn N. Smith

    Dangerous Minds is a 1995 American drama film directed by John N. Smith, and produced by Don... more on Wikipedia

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    Crimson Tide is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies of 1995
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    Crimson Tide

    Denzel Washington, Viggo Mortensen

    Released1995

    Directed byTony Scott

    Crimson Tide is a 1995 American submarine film directed by Tony Scott. On a U.S. nuclear... more on Wikipedia
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    Major Payne is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies of 1995
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    Major Payne

    Damon Wayans, Karyn Parsons

    Released1995

    Directed byNick Castle

    Major Payne is a 1995 comedy film, starring Damon Wayans.

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    Casper is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies of 1995
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    Casper

    Christina Ricci, Bill Pullman

    Released1995

    Directed byBrad Silberling, Phil Nibbelink

    Casper is a 1995 American family comedy fantasy film starring Christina Ricci, Bill Pullman,... more on Wikipedia

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    While You Were Sleeping is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies of 1995
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    While You Were Sleeping

    Sandra Bullock, Monica Keena

    Released1995

    Directed byJon Turteltaub

    While You Were Sleeping is a 1995 romantic comedy film directed by Jon Turteltaub and written... more on Wikipedia

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    Outbreak is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies of 1995
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    Outbreak

    Morgan Freeman, Kevin Spacey

    Released1995

    Directed byWolfgang Petersen

    Outbreak is a 1995 American medical disaster film directed by Wolfgang Petersen and based on... more on Wikipedia

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    GoldenEye is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies of 1995
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    GoldenEye

    Pierce Brosnan, Famke Janssen

    Released1995

    Directed byMartin Campbell

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