1995 Movies

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The Best Movies of 1995

In a year notable for diverse cinema, 1995 witnessed an extraordinary range of outstanding films. Let's explore the 10 best movies from that year.

12 Monkeys

In a not-so-distant dystopian future, humanity finds itself cornered underground due to a ravaging virus. "12 Monkeys" commences in 2035, presenting James Cole (Bruce Willis), a convict who accepts a time-travel mission in lieu of a lighter sentence. With director Terry Gilliam at the helm, the film spins an intriguing and complex narrative as it grapples with time and its enigmas.


"Braveheart" recounts the saga of William Wallace (Mel Gibson), a warrior who stirs a rebellion against English rule following his bride's murder. Despite its historical accuracy being questioned, the film remains a stirring historical epic, offering an unflinching portrayal of human history's brutality and shedding light on a noteworthy rebellion.

The Usual Suspects

When criminal Verbal Kint (Kevin Spacey), one of the few survivors of a ship massacre, spins a tale of a heist gone wrong, the authorities are led into the mystifying world of the elusive Keyser Soze. With an incredibly inventive screenplay, "The Usual Suspects" stands as a perfect example of the neo-noir genre, spinning a web of intriguing mysteries and surprises.


David Fincher's film "Se7en" introduces us to a dark world haunted by a serial killer who personifies the seven deadly sins in his heinous acts. Veteran detective Somerset (Morgan Freeman) and his new partner Mills (Brad Pitt) find themselves entangled in a horrifying mystery as they race against time to stop the mysterious figure lurking in the shadows.

Sense and Sensibility

The Dashwood sisters' tale, "Sense and Sensibility," provides a poignant exploration of love and duty. Following their father's death and their subsequent descent into poverty, the eldest sisters, Elinor (Emma Thompson) and Marianne (Kate Winslet) seek to secure their family's future. Thompson's cleverly adapted screenplay brings Jane Austen's work to life in this magnificent period drama.

Before Sunrise

The film "Before Sunrise" paints an enchanting picture of fleeting love. American tourist Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and French woman Celine (Julie Delpy) find themselves drawn to each other during a train journey, leading to a night of profound conversations in Vienna. The movie is a heartwarming tribute to the beauty of simple, genuine love.


"Heat" showcases an intense game of cat and mouse between a seasoned LAPD detective, Vincent Hanna (Al Pacino), and career criminal Neil McCauley (Robert De Niro). What sets "Heat" apart is its deep exploration of the psyche of its characters, resulting in a captivating crime saga.

Toy Story

"Toy Story" brought the unseen world of toys to life, introducing us to Andy's playthings. The rivalry between cowboy Woody (Tom Hanks) and spaceman Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen) forms the backbone of this delightful tale that is cherished by audiences of all ages.


"Casino" presents Ace Rothstein (Robert De Niro), a man navigating the high-stakes world of mafia-controlled casino gambling in Las Vegas. The film offers an unflinching look at the lucrative but treacherous casino business, making it a must-watch for fans of crime dramas.

Apollo 13

Finally, "Apollo 13" recreates the nerve-wracking voyage of the ill-fated spacecraft, depicting the crew's attempts to return to Earth after a severe malfunction. Director Ron Howard's attention to technical accuracy and a terrific ensemble cast make this film a riveting watch.

1995 Movies & Industry Highlights

Cinema's remarkable journey continued unabated in 1995, a year that witnessed several industry events and film releases. These sections shed light on the year's significant happenings, outlining the top-grossing films and key industry events.

Highest-Grossing Films of 1995

In 1995, a diverse array of films captured the attention of audiences, each leaving its unique mark on the industry's landscape. The year's box-office dominance was seen across different genres, from action-packed thrillers to animated adventures.

Die Hard with a Vengeance

Topping the charts was the eagerly awaited sequel "Die Hard with a Vengeance," raking in a staggering $366,101,666 globally. This action spectacle proved that audiences still had a substantial appetite for John McClane's high-octane adventures.

Toy Story

Hot on its heels was the innovative "Toy Story," which, with its $363,007,140 gross, proved that animation could captivate not only children but adults as well. This film's extraordinary success marked a new chapter in cinema, forever changing the animation landscape.

Apollo 13

Following close behind was the gripping "Apollo 13", which garnered a worldwide gross of $355,237,933. Its portrayal of the ill-fated lunar mission struck a chord with audiences, signifying a newfound appreciation for the space genre.

Other Top-Grossing Films

Other top performers included the espionage film "GoldenEye" and Disney's animated feature "Pocahontas," which grossed $352M and $346M, respectively. The top ten list was rounded off by "Batman Forever," "Seven," "Casper," "Waterworld," and "Jumanji," demonstrating a year of diverse cinematic offerings.

Major Industry Events

While the box-office success stories formed one narrative, several industry-related events shaped the backdrop of this narrative. Key among these were the following incidents.

The Dogme 95 Movement

The Dogme 95 movement, announced in Paris by Danish directors Lars von Trier and Thomas Vinterberg, offered a refreshing perspective on the craft of filmmaking. This movement served as a disruptive force, challenging established norms and pushing boundaries.

Sale of MCA Inc.

In a significant industry transaction, Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. sold 80% of MCA Inc., owner of Universal Pictures, to Seagram Company for $7 billion.

Release of Die Hard with a Vengeance and Braveheart

Die Hard With a Vengeance hit theaters in May, capturing the top spot for the year. However, "Toy Story" later overtook it in re-releases in 2014. "Braveheart" was another notable May release that went on to receive critical acclaim and commercial success. This film later secured five Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director.

Tragic Accident of Christopher Reeve

In a tragic event, actor Christopher Reeve fell off his horse during an equestrian competition, resulting in a spinal cord injury that left him paralyzed from the shoulders down. This unfortunate incident was a significant blow to the industry.

Release of Pocahontas and Batman Forever

In June, "Pocahontas" premiered in Central Park, New York City, drawing an audience of 100,000 in the largest movie premiere ever. Despite mixed reviews, the film was a commercial success. Later that month, "Batman Forever" set a new record with the highest-opening weekend of all time, generating $52.8 million.

Carolco Pictures' Bankruptcy and Return of James Bond

In November, Carolco Pictures, the production company behind several high-profile films, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. However, the James Bond film series made a triumphant return after a six-year hiatus with the successful "GoldenEye," featuring Pierce Brosnan as the famed spy.

Release of Toy Story

"Toy Story," the first feature-length film created completely using computer-generated imagery, was released in November. The film was both a commercial and critical success and is regarded as a turning point in film history.