Best Movies of 1995

1.

Se7en

7.0

Two homicide detectives are on a desperate hunt for a serial killer whose crimes are based on the "seven deadly sins" in this dark and haunting film that takes viewers from the tortured remains of one victim to the next. The seasoned Det. Sommerset researches each sin in an effort to get inside the killer's mind, while his novice partner, Mills, scoffs at his efforts to unravel the case.

Starring: Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman, Gwyneth Paltrow, John C. McGinley, Kevin Spacey
Directed by: David Fincher
Release date: 1995-09-22
2.

The Usual Suspects

6.9

Held in an L.A. interrogation room, Verbal Kint attempts to convince the feds that a mythic crime lord, Keyser Soze, not only exists, but was also responsible for drawing him and his four partners into a multi-million dollar heist that ended with an explosion in San Pedro harbor – leaving few survivors. Verbal lures his interrogators with an incredible story of the crime lord's almost supernatural prowess.

Starring: Stephen Baldwin, Kevin Spacey, Gabriel Byrne, Chazz Palminteri, Kevin Pollak
Directed by: Bryan Singer
Release date: 1995-07-19
3.

Toy Story

6.8

Led by Woody, Andy's toys live happily in his room until Andy's birthday brings Buzz Lightyear onto the scene. Afraid of losing his place in Andy's heart, Woody plots against Buzz. But when circumstances separate Buzz and Woody from their owner, the duo eventually learns to put aside their differences.

Starring: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Don Rickles, Jim Varney, Wallace Shawn
Directed by: John Lasseter
Release date: 1995-10-30
4.

Braveheart

6.8

Enraged at the slaughter of Murron, his new bride and childhood love, Scottish warrior William Wallace slays a platoon of the local English lord's soldiers. This leads the village to revolt and, eventually, the entire country to rise up against English rule.

Starring: Mel Gibson, Catherine McCormack, Sophie Marceau, Patrick McGoohan, Angus Macfadyen
Directed by: Mel Gibson
Release date: 1995-05-24
5.

Heat

6.7

Obsessive master thief, Neil McCauley leads a top-notch crew on various daring heists throughout Los Angeles while determined detective, Vincent Hanna pursues him without rest. Each man recognizes and respects the ability and the dedication of the other even though they are aware their cat-and-mouse game may end in violence.

Starring: Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Val Kilmer, Jon Voight, Tom Sizemore
Directed by: Michael Mann
Release date: 1995-12-15
6.

Casino

6.6

In early-1970s Las Vegas, low-level mobster Sam "Ace" Rothstein gets tapped by his bosses to head the Tangiers Casino. At first, he's a great success in the job, but over the years, problems with his loose-cannon enforcer Nicky Santoro, his ex-hustler wife Ginger, her con-artist ex Lester Diamond and a handful of corrupt politicians put Sam in ever-increasing danger.

Starring: Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone, Joe Pesci, James Woods, Don Rickles
Directed by: Martin Scorsese
Release date: 1995-11-22
7.

Before Sunrise

6.5

On his way to Vienna, American Jesse meets Céline, a student returning to Paris. After long conversations forge a surprising connection between them, Jesse convinces Celine to get off the train with him in Vienna. Since his flight to the U.S. departs the next morning and he has no money for lodging, they wander the city together, taking in the experiences of Vienna and each other.

Starring: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Andrea Eckert, Hanno Pöschl, Karl Bruckschwaiger
Directed by: Richard Linklater
Release date: 1995-01-27
8.

Twelve Monkeys

6.3

In the year 2035, convict James Cole reluctantly volunteers to be sent back in time to discover the origin of a deadly virus that wiped out nearly all of the earth's population and forced the survivors into underground communities. But when Cole is mistakenly sent to 1990 instead of 1996, he's arrested and locked up in a mental hospital. There he meets psychiatrist Dr. Kathryn Railly, and patient Jeffrey Goines, the son of a famous virus expert, who may hold the key to the mysterious rogue group, the Army of the 12 Monkeys, thought to be responsible for unleashing the killer disease.

Starring: Bruce Willis, Madeleine Stowe, Brad Pitt, Christopher Plummer, David Morse
Directed by: Terry Gilliam
Release date: 1995-12-29
9.

Apollo 13

6.3

The true story of technical troubles that scuttle the Apollo 13 lunar mission in 1971, risking the lives of astronaut Jim Lovell and his crew, with the failed journey turning into a thrilling saga of heroism. Drifting more than 200,000 miles from Earth, the astronauts work furiously with the ground crew to avert tragedy.

Starring: Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton, Kevin Bacon, Gary Sinise, Ed Harris
Directed by: Ron Howard
Release date: 1995-06-30
10.

Die Hard: With a Vengeance

6.2

New York detective John McClane is back and kicking bad-guy butt in the third installment of this action-packed series, which finds him teaming with civilian Zeus Carver to prevent the loss of innocent lives. McClane thought he'd seen it all, until a genius named Simon engages McClane, his new "partner" -- and his beloved city -- in a deadly game that demands their concentration.

Starring: Bruce Willis, Jeremy Irons, Samuel L. Jackson, Graham Greene, Colleen Camp
Directed by: John McTiernan
Release date: 1995-05-19
11.

Jumanji

5.9

When siblings Judy and Peter discover an enchanted board game that opens the door to a magical world, they unwittingly invite Alan -- an adult who's been trapped inside the game for 26 years -- into their living room. Alan's only hope for freedom is to finish the game, which proves risky as all three find themselves running from giant rhinoceroses, evil monkeys and other terrifying creatures.

Starring: Robin Williams, Jonathan Hyde, Kirsten Dunst, Bradley Pierce, Bonnie Hunt
Directed by: Joe Johnston
Release date: 1995-12-15
12.

GoldenEye

5.9

James Bond must unmask the mysterious head of the Janus Syndicate and prevent the leader from utilizing the GoldenEye weapons system to inflict devastating revenge on Britain.

Starring: Pierce Brosnan, Sean Bean, Izabella Scorupco, Famke Janssen, Joe Don Baker
Directed by: Martin Campbell
Release date: 1995-11-16
13.

Desperado

5.7

A gunslinger is embroiled in a war with a local drug runner.

Starring: Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Joaquim de Almeida, Cheech Marin, Steve Buscemi
Directed by: Robert Rodriguez
Release date: 1995-08-25
14.

Pocahontas

5.7

Pocahontas, daughter of a Native American tribe chief, falls in love with an English soldier as colonists invade 17th century Virginia.

Starring: Irene Bedard, Mel Gibson, David Ogden Stiers, John Kassir, Russell Means
Directed by: Mike Gabriel, Eric Goldberg
Release date: 1995-06-14
15.

Clueless

5.7

Shallow, rich and socially successful Cher is at the top of her Beverly Hills high school's pecking scale. Seeing herself as a matchmaker, Cher first coaxes two teachers into dating each other. Emboldened by her success, she decides to give hopelessly klutzy new student Tai a makeover. When Tai becomes more popular than she is, Cher realizes that her disapproving ex-stepbrother was right about how misguided she was -- and falls for him.

Starring: Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash, Brittany Murphy, Paul Rudd, Donald Faison
Directed by: Amy Heckerling
Release date: 1995-07-19
16.

Sense and Sensibility

5.5

Rich Mr. Dashwood dies, leaving his second wife and her daughters poor by the rules of inheritance. Two daughters are the titular opposites.

Starring: Kate Winslet, Emma Thompson, Hugh Grant, Tom Wilkinson, Alan Rickman
Directed by: Ang Lee
Release date: 1995-12-13
17.

Bad Boys

5.5

Marcus Burnett is a hen-pecked family man. Mike Lowry is a foot-loose and fancy free ladies' man. Both are Miami policemen, and both have 72 hours to reclaim a consignment of drugs stolen from under their station's nose. To complicate matters, in order to get the assistance of the sole witness to a murder, they have to pretend to be each other.

Starring: Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Téa Leoni, Tchéky Karyo, Joe Pantoliano
Directed by: Michael Bay
Release date: 1995-04-07
18.

A Little Princess

5.5

When her father enlists to fight for the British in WWI, young Sara Crewe goes to New York to attend the same boarding school her late mother attended. She soon clashes with the severe headmistress, Miss Minchin, who attempts to stifle Sara's creativity and sense of self- worth.

Starring: Liesel Matthews, Eleanor Bron, Liam Cunningham, Rusty Schwimmer, Vanessa Lee Chester
Directed by: Alfonso Cuarón
Release date: 1995-05-10
19.

Dead Man

5.4

On the run after murdering a man, accountant William Blake encounters a strange North American man named Nobody who prepares him for his journey into the spiritual world.

Starring: Johnny Depp, Gary Farmer, Crispin Glover, Lance Henriksen, Michael Wincott
Directed by: Jim Jarmusch
Release date: 1995-12-23
20.

Dead Man Walking

5.4

A justice drama based on a true story about a man on death row who in his last days forms a strong relationship with a nun who teaches him forgiveness and gives him spirituality as she accompanies him to his execution.

Starring: Susan Sarandon, Sean Penn, Robert Prosky, Raymond J. Barry, R. Lee Ermey
Directed by: Tim Robbins
Release date: 1995-12-29

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