Action The Best Action Movies of 1995  

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List of the best 1995 action movies, ranked by how many upvotes they've received by other fans of the genre. These movies give you car crashes, explosions, gun fights and everything else you could hope for in a good action flick. These are all the action movies that defined the year 1995, so vote for your favorites and help them rise to the top. This poll is also a great resource for finding new movies that you haven't already seen, especially since you can watch trailers for each film right on this page. To make sure this list is as accurate as possible, please don't downvote a movie if you haven't seen it.

List is made up of movies like Braveheart and Heat. This isn't necessarily a list of all action movies from 1995, but it does contain all the ones worth watching.

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Heat 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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GoldenEye 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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Batman Forever 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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Braveheart 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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Die Hard with a Vengeance Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Irons Die Hard with a Vengeance is a 1995 American action film and the third in the Die Hard film series. It was produced and directed by John McTiernan, written by Jonathan Hensleigh, and stars Bruce ...more

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Bad Boys 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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Mortal Kombat 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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Rob Roy 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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Desperado 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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Dead Presidents Martin Sheen, Terrence Howard, Chris Tucker Dead Presidents is a 1995 American crime film written by Michael Henry Brown, also written, produced and directed by the Hughes brothers, starring Larenz Tate, Keith David, Chris Tucker, Freddy ...more

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Crimson Tide Denzel Washington, Viggo Mortensen, Gene Hackman Crimson Tide is a 1995 American submarine action film directed by Tony Scott, produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer. It takes place during a period of political turmoil in the Russian ...more

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Sudden Death Jean-Claude Van Damme, Markus Näslund, Luc Robitaille Sudden Death is a 1995 American action film directed by Peter Hyams, and starring Jean-Claude Van Damme and Powers Boothe. The film was released in the United States on December 22, 1995. The ...more

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Strange Days Ralph Fiennes, Angela Bassett, Juliette Lewis Strange Days is a 1995 American science fiction action thriller film directed by Kathryn Bigelow. Co-written and produced by James Cameron and co-written by Jay Cocks, it stars Ralph Fiennes, ...more

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Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls 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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Virtuosity Kaley Cuoco, Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe Virtuosity is a 1995 science fiction action film directed by Brett Leonard, written by Eric Bernt, and produced by Gary Lucchesi. The film stars Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Kelly Lynch, ...more

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Money Train Jennifer Lopez, Woody Harrelson, Wesley Snipes Money Train is a 1995 American action film starring Wesley Snipes, Woody Harrelson and Jennifer Lopez as New York City transit cops and Robert Blake as their iron-fisted boss. After losing his ...more

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Assassins Sylvester Stallone, Julianne Moore, Antonio Banderas Assassins is a 1995 American action thriller film directed and produced by Richard Donner, written by Andy and Lana Wachowski and also rewritten by Brian Helgeland. The film stars Sylvester ...more

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Above Suspicion Kim Cattrall, William H. Macy, Christopher Reeve Above Suspicion is a 1995 suspense thriller written by William H. Macy, who also has a small role in the film. The film stars Christopher Reeve as a paralyzed police officer who plots to murder ...more

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Dead Man Johnny Depp, Steve Buscemi, John Hurt Dead Man is a 1995 American Western film written and directed by Jim Jarmusch. It stars Johnny Depp, Gary Farmer, Billy Bob Thornton, Iggy Pop, Crispin Glover, John Hurt, Michael Wincott, Lance ...more

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Johnny Mnemonic Keanu Reeves, Ice-T, Henry Rollins Johnny Mnemonic is a 1995 Canadian-American cyberpunk action thriller film directed by Robert Longo in his directorial debut. The film stars Keanu Reeves and Dolph Lundgren. The film is based on ...more

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Just Cause Scarlett Johansson, Sean Connery, Ed Harris Just Cause is a 1995 suspense crime thriller film directed by Arne Glimcher and starring Sean Connery and Laurence Fishburne. It is based on John Katzenbach's novel of the same name.

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The Tuskegee Airmen John Lithgow, Cuba Gooding Jr., Laurence Fishburne The Tuskegee Airmen is a 1995 HBO television movie based on the exploits of an actual groundbreaking unit, the first African American combat pilots in the United States Army Air Corps, that ...more

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Judge Dredd Sylvester Stallone, Diane Lane, James Earl Jones Judge Dredd is a 1995 American science fiction action film directed by Danny Cannon, and starring Sylvester Stallone, Diane Lane, Rob Schneider, Armand Assante, and Max von Sydow. The film is ...more

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Waterworld 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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Rumble in the Bronx Jackie Chan, Anita Mui, Françoise Yip Rumble in the Bronx, is a 1995 Hong Kong martial arts action comedy film starring Jackie Chan and Anita Mui. Released in Hong Kong in 1995, Rumble in the Bronx had a successful theater run, and ...more

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Outbreak 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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Hackers Angelina Jolie, Felicity Huffman, Jonny Lee Miller Hackers is a 1995 American science fiction thriller film directed by Iain Softley and starring Jonny Lee Miller, Angelina Jolie, Renoly Santiago, Matthew Lillard, Lorraine Bracco and Fisher ...more

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Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers: The Movie Amy Jo Johnson, Jason David Frank, Karan Ashley Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie is a 1995 American superhero film based on the television series Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. The film stars the regular television cast of Karan Ashley, ...more

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Congo Tim Curry, Laura Linney, Jimmy Buffett Congo is a 1995 action adventure film loosely based on Michael Crichton's novel of the same name. It was directed by Frank Marshall and stars Laura Linney, Dylan Walsh, Ernie Hudson, Tim Curry, ...more

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The Quick and the Dead Leonardo DiCaprio, Sharon Stone, Russell Crowe The Quick and the Dead 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 ...more

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Dillinger and Capone Martin Sheen, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Catherine Hicks Dillinger and Capone is a 1995 action crime drama film directed by Jon Purdy and written by Michael B. Druxman.

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Ghost in the Shell 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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The Doom Generation Rose McGowan, Margaret Cho, Parker Posey The Doom Generation is a 1995 comedy thriller film written and directed by Gregg Araki. The film stars Rose McGowan, James Duval, and Johnathon Schaech as two teenagers and a 21-year-old punk ...more

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The Net 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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Family of Cops Charles Bronson, Daniel Baldwin, Lesley-Anne Down Family of Cops is a 1995 made-for-TV thriller film from Trimark Pictures, directed by Ted Kotcheff and starring Charles Bronson, Daniel Baldwin, Angela Featherstone, and Sebastian Spence. It was ...more

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Fair Game Salma Hayek, Cindy Crawford, William Baldwin Fair Game is a 1995 action film directed by Andrew Sipes. It stars Cindy Crawford as family law attorney Kate McQuean and William Baldwin as Max Kirkpatrick, a Florida police officer. ...more

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The Glass Shield Ice Cube, Ice-T, Elliott Gould The Glass Shield is a 1995 crime drama film starring Ice Cube, Michael Boatman and Lori Petty, directed by Charles Burnett.

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Memories Hideyuki Hori, Akio Ōtsuka, Kōichi Yamadera Memories is an anime anthology film produced in 1995 by artist/director Katsuhiro Otomo which were based on three of his manga short stories. The film is composed of three episodes: ...more

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The Blade Collin Chou, Valerie Chow, Vincent Zhao The Blade is a 1995 Hong Kong martial arts film co-written, produced and directed by Tsui Hark, starring Vincent Zhao, Moses Chan, Hung Yan-yan, Song Lei, Austin Wai, Chung Bik-ha, Valerie Chow ...more

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Under Siege 2: Dark Territory Katherine Heigl, Steven Seagal, Morris Chestnut Under Siege 2: Dark Territory is a 1995 American action film set on board a train traveling through the Rocky Mountains from Denver to Los Angeles. Directed by Geoff Murphy, it stars Steven ...more

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Tank Girl Naomi Watts, Ice-T, Iggy Pop Tank Girl is a 1995 American science fiction action comedy film directed by Rachel Talalay, loosely based on Alan Martin and Jamie Hewlett's comic series of the same name, which originated in ...more

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Spadikam Mohanlal, Nedumudi Venu, Thilakan Spadikam is a 1995 Indian Malayalam action-drama film written and directed by Bhadran, starring Mohanlal in the lead role of a village rowdy Thomas Chacko aka Aadu Thoma. The film's name ...more

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Top Dog Chuck Norris, Timothy Bottoms, Clyde Kusatsu Top Dog is a 1995 comedy action film, directed by Aaron Norris and starring Chuck Norris. Written by Aaron Norris and Tim Grayem, it was Norris' last film to release theatrically, before he ...more

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Zero Woman Kane Kosugi, Tomomi Miyauchi, Hiromitsu Kiho Zero Woman is a Japanese film and video exploitation series with ten entries dating from 1974 to 2007. The series chronicles the adventures of a woman Rei, who, working for a fictional Tokyo ...more

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Bushwhacked Daniel Stern, Jon Polito, Ann Dowd Bushwhacked is a 1995 comedy, action and adventure film starring Daniel Stern, Jon Polito, Anthony Heald and Brad Sullivan. This was Greg Beeman's last theatrical film before he moved on to ...more

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Hathkadi Shilpa Shetty, Shakti Kapoor, Satyendra Kapoor Hathkadi is a 1995 Bollywood action film directed by Rama Rao Tatineni starring Govinda, Shilpa Shetty and Shakti Kapoor. The movie was an average grosser at the box office

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Sailor Moon Super S: The Movie Kotono Mitsuishi, Keiko Han, Tōru Furuya Sailor Moon Super S: The Movie, known in Japan as Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon Super S: The Nine Sailor Soldiers Unite! Miracle of the Black Dream Hole and Sailor Moon Super S the Movie: Black ...more

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Veergati Salman Khan, Farida Jalal, Kulbhushan Kharbanda Veergati is a 1995 Hindi-language Indian feature film written directed and produced by K.K Singh, starring Salman Khan, Atul Agnihotri, Divya Dutta and Akhilendra Mishra

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Karan Arjun Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Kajol Karan Arjun is a 1995 Bollywood action thriller film starring Salman Khan, Shahrukh Khan, Raakhee, Mamta Kulkarni, Kajol, Amrish Puri and Ranjeet. The film was directed by Rakesh Roshan and ...more

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Jade Angie Everhart, David Caruso, Linda Fiorentino Jade is a 1995 American erotic thriller film written by Joe Eszterhas, produced by Robert Evans, directed by William Friedkin and starring David Caruso, Linda Fiorentino, Chazz Palminteri, ...more