Top Movies of 1995


The top movies of 1995 list is calculated by community movie ratings and members' "Top Movies List". Lists are updated daily.

21. Tommy Boy

Year of Release: 1995
Overall Rating: 2.8 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Comedy
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Peter Segal
Actors: Chris Farley, David Spade, Brian Dennehy, Bo Derek, Rob Lowe, Dan Aykroyd
Plot: After the sudden death of his father, an incompetant slacker and a know-it-all wimp team up to save the company on a cross-country road trip.

22. Shanghai Triad ( Yao a yao yao dao waipo qiao )

Year of Release: 1995
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: Mandarin
Genre: Crime/Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Yimou Zhang
Actors: Li Gong, Baotian Li, Wang Xiaoxiao, Xuejian Li, Chun Sun, Baoying Jiang

23. Empire Records

Year of Release: 1995
Overall Rating: 2.8 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Comedy/Drama
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Allan Moyle
Actors: Anthony LaPaglia, Maxwell Caulfield, Ethan Embry, Renée Zellweger, Liv Tyler, Rory Cochrane
Plot: The dying breed of the independent music store is the setting for a group of employees, many with personal crisis rearing their ugly heads, who need to come together to keep the store from being swallowed by a mega corporation.

24. The Basketball Diaries

Year of Release: 1995
Overall Rating: 2.8 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama/Biography
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Scott Kalvert
Actors: Leonardo DiCaprio, James Madio, Mark Wahlberg, Lorraine Bracco, Patrick McGaw, Bruno Kirby
Plot: A group of teens growing up in streets of New York City get mixed up in drugs and their innocence is lost. Jim Carroll, DiCaprio, just wants to be a great writer but the drugs get a hold of him too.

25. Bandit Queen

Year of Release: 1995
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: Hindi
Genre: Biography/Drama
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Shekhar Kapur
Actors: Seema Biswas, Aditya Srivastava, Agesh Markam, Ajai Rohilla, Aseem Bajaj, Anupam Shyam
Plot: Phoolan Devi was known as the Bandit Queen - prosecuted by the Indian police while the press fawned over her.

26. Lessons of Darkness ( Lektionen in Finsternis )

Year of Release: 1995
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: German
Genre: Documentary/Sci-Fi
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Werner Herzog
Actors: Werner Herzog
Plot: Werner Herzog's documentary about the burning of the Kuwaiti oil fields eschews formal interviews and commentary and lets music and striking visuals tell the tale.

27. Dead Presidents

Year of Release: 1995
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Action/Crime
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Albert Hughes, Allen Hughes
Actors: Larenz Tate, Keith David, Chris Tucker, Freddy Rodríguez, Rose Jackson, N'Bushe Wright
Plot: A black Vietnam War veteran returns home and struggles to adapt to life back home. He eventually turns to a life of crime when all else fails.

28. Before the Rain

Year of Release: 1995
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: Other
Genre: Drama
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Milcho Manchevski
Actors: Katrin Cartlidge, Rade Serbedzija, Grégoire Colin, Labina Mitevska, Jay Villiers, Silvija Stojanovska

29. Shallow Grave

Year of Release: 1995
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Comedy/Crime
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Danny Boyle
Actors: Kerry Fox, Christopher Eccleston, Ewan McGregor, Ken Stott, Colin McCredie, Robert David MacDonald
Plot: A series of interviews lead to a new roommate for a group of British flatmates. But when the new tenant winds up dead, and surprisingly loaded with cash, they have to decide what to do with the body... and the money.

30. Crimson Tide

Year of Release: 1995
Overall Rating: 2.8 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Action/Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Tony Scott
Actors: Denzel Washington, Gene Hackman, Matt Craven, George Dzundza, Viggo Mortensen, James Gandolfini
Plot: Hackman vs Washington: a showdown hundreds of feet beneath the ocean. Ordered to unleash their nuclear payload onto a former Soviet army base, two principled men fight for what they believe is the right thing to do.

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