3 Favorite movies of 1995

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  1. David Fischer

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    I think 1995 was the best year for films, at least in the volume of quality films released that year - so many great films and all very original. Pick your top 3. This will be tough. I wish the poll didn’t limit the number of films, as there are so many that should be on the poll list that I couldn’t add due to the restrictions. I’m guessing the “other” category will be large. Some of them include:

    Before Sunrise
    Rob Roy
    Mighty Aphrodite
    Sabrina
    Dolores Claiborne
    Clockers
    Sense & Sensibility
    Batman Forever
    Waterworld
    Billy Madison
    Casper
    Just Cause
    Heavyweights
    Brady Bunch Movie
    Father of the Bride 2
    Brother’s McMullen
    Cry the Beloved Country
    Empire Records
    Bad Boys
    Houseguest
    French Kiss
    The Net
    Nine Months
    Now and Then
    Nixon
     
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  2. Hadean75

    Hadean75 Forum Moonlighter

    I don't know about it being the best year, but it was certainly a great year for movies. To be fair I was 7-8 years old in 1995, so my tastes from that year tend to be more towards the kid's movies lol.

    I picked:
    Toy Story
    Apollo 13
    Other--Casper



     
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  3. LilacTeardrop

    LilacTeardrop "Roll It Over, My Soul...and Leave Me Here"

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    Nice Idea OP. :righton:
    Hmmm...Had to vote other - '96 preferred year in movies, for me, but '95 a good runner-up. I could easily come up w/more, just none of my choices on list. Have probably viewed these around 5 xs; possibly more.

    The Net - Action Thriller. Sandra Bullock, Jeremy Northem, Dennis Miller. Directors: Irwin & Charles Winkler
    Empire Records - Comedy Drama, which revolves around employees' lives in an indie record shop & possibility of take-over by a chain. Anthony LaPlagia, Liv tyler, Robin Tunney, Renee Zellweger, Ethan Embry. Director: Allan Moyle.
    Nick Of Time - Action Thriller. Johnny Depp, Christopher Walken, Roma Maffia, Charles S. Dutton, Marsha Mason, Gloria Reuben. Director: John Badham. Had taken this one out some weeks back to view & never did. Maybe later or tomorrow!

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  5. David Fischer

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    the Net is a great movie for sure.... Sandra Bullock was always fantastic throughout the 90s
     
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  6. Oatsdad

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    "Se7en" is maybe my favorite movie of the decade, so that's an easy choice.

    I'm a little burned out on it now, but "Toy Story" is a true classic.

    3rd place was a tough decision, but went "Usual Suspects".

    Other contenders for 3rd place:

    "Apollo 13"
    "GoldenEye"

    Lotsa really good movies on that list! 1995 was a strong year at the movies!
     
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  7. Oatsdad

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    "Casper" was an enormously pleasant surprise! I expected an idiotic kiddie movie but it had real heart behind it.

    Or that's how I remember it. I actually bought the Blu-ray a few years back but have yet to watch it. I'm kinda afraid it won't live up to my memories of it! :help:
     
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  8. Oatsdad

    Oatsdad Oat, Biscuits and Abbie: Best Dogs Ever

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    When I reviewed "The Net" on DVD in 2002, I went into it with the memory that the movie stunk, but I liked that screening 18 years ago.

    Apparently I didn't like it enough for that positive impression to stick, though. When I saw these pro-"Net" remarks, I thought "those dudes are on crack - that movie's awful!"

    Until I revisited my review and realized I liked it! :help:
     
  9. David Fischer

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    It is definitely dated with the computer technology but I think if you can get passed that, otherwise, it is a solid film. It is a big part of the movie though.
     
  10. David Fischer

    David Fischer Forum Resident Thread Starter

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    Start a poll for 1996 :cool:
     
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  11. Oatsdad

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    Since I last viewed it in 2002, the tech wasn't that dated at the time! :)

    I'd watch "Net" again if I could get the Blu-ray!
     
  12. Oatsdad

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    BTW, I hope the OP voted for "Se7en"... given his name! ;)
     
  13. David Fischer

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    Nope, sorry! ;)

    Heat
    Leaving Las Vegas
    While You Sleeping

    I’m not usually a big romcom fan, but While You Were Sleeping is my favorite of the 90s. Leaving Las Vegas was not favorite in 1995 when I saw it in the theatre - I liked it but I was a bit too young And naive to really Understand the depth of the characters and the beauty in that type of storytelling. Since fitting rock bottom on many different levels since then, I have connected with it and really get it, even on a more visceral level. It film sucked me in. Heat has always been one of my favorites and still holds up after all these years. It is was of those classic films for me that I can watch no matter what mood I’m in.

    close runner ups would be Braveheart, then Get Shorty
    I have fond memories of that year. Being in high school, I worked at a video rental store and my brother worked at the theater. Movies were my life that brief period
     
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  14. Oatsdad

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    You need to change your name, traitor! :D

    Seriously - like the first 5 or 6 times I saw you here, I thought "hey - big Fincher fan on the SHF!" It took a while to absorb that you use an "S" instead of an "N"! :laugh:
     
  15. Daniel Plainview

    Daniel Plainview God's Lonely Man

    Not a favorite year for me.

    Tommy Boy
    Heat
    Toy Story
     
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  16. caracallac

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    Never have I seen so many grown men in tears as I did when I saw Braveheart in the cinema.
     
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  17. LilacTeardrop

    LilacTeardrop "Roll It Over, My Soul...and Leave Me Here"

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    @David Fischer - D'ya know I went to look @ '96 & I may be mistaken, after all; that it's '95 that's my favorite year, w/'96 being runner-up. I'm prepared to call those 2 years a draw! :winkgrin: Another '95 favorite of mine is the silly, hysterical comedy "Houseguest" w/Phil Hartman (R.I.P.) :sigh::shake::( & Sinbad.

    :laugh::biglaugh:
     
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  18. Standoffish

    Standoffish Don't you dare call me an ostrich!

    From the poll, I chose Se7en, Desperado, and The Usual Suspects.

    '95 also had a few horror flicks I dig: The Prophecy, Lord of Illusions and In the Mouth of Madness.
     
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  19. David Fischer

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    Houseguest is a good one... filmed in my hometown as well. These types of movies were pretty unique to the 90s
     
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  20. Toy Story
    Heat
    12 Monkeys

    4th & 5th would be
    Get Shorty
    Apollo 13

    1995 had a lot of good films but a load of crappy ones as well.

    goldeneye and Ghost in the Shell were also top notch.

    Leaving Las Vegas is a terrific movie and I never need to see it again.
     
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  21. RexKramer

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    The Usual Suspects
    Seven
    Other - City of Lost Children

    with Toy Story and Dolores Claiborne right on their tail.

    It's funny, I have all of these on laserdisc and probably haven't watched any of these in nearly 20 years as my DVD / BD collection grew. Still damn fine movies that I now have an excuse to revisit.

    I agree - nothing wrong with '95, but for me it's '94 - Natural Born Killers, Heavenly Creatures, The Shawshank Redemption, Pulp Fiction, Clerks, Crumb, Four Weddings and A Funeral, The Professional, The Crow, and the Oscar winning Forrest Gump.
     
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  22. Richard--W

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    My three favorites of 1995 remain:

    The Addiction -- Abel Ferrera's vanguard vampire film starring Lili Taylor.
    Beyond Rangoon -- John Boorman adventure starring Patricia Arquette.
    Mighty Aphrodite --

    Other notable films that year:

    Angels & Insects
    Antonia's Line
    Babe
    The Baby Sitter
    Basketball Diaries
    Batman Forever
    Before Sunrise
    Beyond the Clouds
    Billy Madison
    Blade
    Boys On the Side
    The Bridges of Madison County
    The Brothers McMullen
    Casper
    Castle Freak
    City of Lost Children
    La Cermonie (France)
    Clockers
    Clueless
    Cold Comfort Farm
    Congo
    The Crossing Guard
    Cry the Beloved Country
    Cutthroat Island
    Dancing In the Dark
    Darkman 2
    Dead Man
    Dead Presidents
    Delores Claiborne
    Don Juan DeMarco
    Dracula: Dead and Loving It
    Empire Records
    The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain
    Fair Game
    Fall Time
    Fallen Angels
    The Fantasticks
    Father of the Bride 2
    Feast of July
    First Night
    Flirt
    The Flower of My Secret
    Forget Paris
    Free Willy 2
    French Kiss
    Hackers
    La Haine
    Halloween: The Curse of Michael Meyers
    Heavy
    Home For the Holidays
    The Horseman On the Roof
    How to Make an American Quilt
    In Pursuit of Honor
    In the Mouth of Madness
    Iron Eagle 4 On the Attack
    Jade
    Jefferson In Paris
    Johnny Mnemonic
    Just Cause
    Kids
    Kiss of Death
    Last of the Dogmen
    Live Nude Girls
    Living In Oblivion
    Lord of Illusions
    Losing Isaiah
    Mad Dogs and English Men
    Mad Love
    Major Payne
    Mallrats
    Money Train
    Moonlight and Valentino
    Mortal Kombat
    Shanghai Triad
    Showgirls
    Village of the Damned
    Wild Bill

    and others.
     
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  23. Hadean75

    Hadean75 Forum Moonlighter

    Fantastic movie. :righton:
     
  24. keef00

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    Get Shorty, The Usual Suspects and Desperado from the list, with maybe The American President in 4th place. Off the list, Empire Records or French Kiss could easily slide onto my top 5.
     
  25. agaraffa

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    Toy Story
    Casino
    Apollo 13
     

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