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1995: World Releases
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The Movies of 1995: U.S. Releases
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Top Ten List

1. Safe Dir. Todd Haynes. With Julianne Moore, Xander Berkeley, Peter Friedman A+
2. Toy Story Dir. John Lasseter. Animated. Voices of Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Wallace Shawn A
3. Dead Man Walking Dir. Tim Robbins. With Susan Sarandon, Sean Penn, Raymond J. Barry A
4. Hyenas Dir. Djibril Diop Mambéty. With Mansour Diouf, Ami Diakhaté A
5. Wild Reeds Dir. André Téchiné. With Gaël Morel, Élodie Bouchez, Stéphane Rideau A–
6. Georgia Dir. Ulu Grosbard. With Jennifer Jason Leigh, Mare Winningham, Ted Levine A–
7. The Bridges of Madison County Dir. Clint Eastwood. With Meryl Streep, Clint Eastwood A–
8. Nixon Dir. Oliver Stone. With Anthony Hopkins, Joan Allen, James Woods, J.T. Walsh A–
9. Babe Dir. Chris Noonan. With James Cromwell, Magda Szubanska, voice of Christine Cavanaugh A–
10. Before Sunrise Dir. Richard Linklater. With Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Karl Bruckschwaiger A–

(Click here for my original Top Ten)

Remainder of Films Screened

Apollo 13 Dir. Ron Howard. With Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, Bill Paxton, Ed Harris A–
I Can't Sleep Dir. Claire Denis. With Richard Courcet, Katerina Golubeva, Alex Descas A–
Sense and Sensibility Dir. Ang Lee. With Emma Thompson, Kate Winslet, Alan Rickman A–
Strange Days Dir. Kathryn Bigelow. With Ralph Fiennes, Angela Bassett, Juliette Lewis A–

Before the Rain Dir. Milcho Manchevski. With Rade Serbedzija, Grégoire Colin, Katrin Cartlidge B+
Cremaster 4 Dir. Matthew Barney. With Matthew Barney, Sharon Marvel, Colette Guimond B+
Exotica Dir. Atom Egoyan. With Bruce Greenwood, Don McKellar, Elias Koteas, Mia Kirshner B+
Home for the Holidays Dir. Jodie Foster. With Holly Hunter, Robert Downey Jr. B+
Leaving Las Vegas Dir. Mike Figgis. With Nicolas Cage, Elisabeth Shue, Julian Sands B+
Persuasion Dir. Roger Michell. With Amanda Root, Ciarán Hinds, Sophie Thompson B+
Se7en Dir. David Fincher. With Morgan Freeman, Brad Pitt, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kevin Spacey B+

The Addiction Dir. Abel Ferrera. With Lili Taylor, Christopher Walken, Annabella Sciorra B
Carrington Dir. Christopher Hampton. With Emma Thompson, Jonathan Pryce, Steven Waddington B
A Close Shave Dir. Nick Park. Animated. Voices of Peter Sallis, Anne Reid B
Heavy Dir. James Mangold. With Pruitt Taylor Vince, Liv Tyler, Shelley Winters, Deborah Harry B
Shanghai Triad Dir. Zhang Yimou. With Xiaoxiao Wang, Gong Li, Li Baotian, Li Xuejian B
Unzipped Dir. Douglas Keeve. Documentary about fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi B

Amateur Dir. Hal Hartley. With Martin Donovan, Isabelle Huppert, Elina Löwensohn B–
An Awfully Big Adventure Dir. Mike Newell. With Georgina Cates, Hugh Grant, Alan Rickman B–
The City of Lost Children Dirs. Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Marc Caro. With Daniel Emilfork B–
Desperado Dir. Robert Rodriguez. With Antonio Banderas, Joaquin De Almeida, Salma Hayek B–
The Incredibly True Adventures of 2 Girls in Love Dir. Maria Maggenti B–
Mute Witness Dir. Anthony Waller. With Marina Sudina, Oleg Yankovsky, Fay Ripley B–
A Pure Formality Dir. Giuseppe Tornatore. With Gérard Depardieu, Roman Polanski B–
Rob Roy Dir. Michael Caton-Jones. With Liam Neeson, Jessica Lange, Tim Roth, John Hurt B–
To Die For Dir. Gus Van Sant. With Nicole Kidman, Joaquin Phoenix, Alison Folland B–
Unstrung Heroes Dir. Diane Keaton. With Nathan Watt, Andie MacDowell, John Turturro B–
Waterworld Dir. Kevin Reynolds. With Kevin Costner, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Tina Majorino B–
While You Were Sleeping Dir. Jon Turtletaub. With Sandra Bullock, Bill Pullman B–

Augustin Dir. Anne Fontaine. With Jean-Chrétien Sibertin-Blanc, Guy Casabonne C+
Canadian Bacon Dir. Michael Moore. With John Candy, Rhea Perlman, Alan Alda C+
The Convent Dir. Manoel de Oliveira. With John Malkovich, Catherine Deneuve C+
Dolores Claiborne Dir. Taylor Hackford. With Kathy Bates, Jennifer Jason Leigh C+
Kicking and Screaming Dir. Noah Baumbach. With Josh Hamilton, Chris Eigeman C+
Kiss of Death Dir. Barbet Schroeder. With David Caruso, Nicolas Cage, Samuel L. Jackson C+
The Sum of Us Dirs. Kevin Dowling & Geoff Burton. With Jack Thompson, Russell Crowe C+
The Usual Suspects Dir. Bryan Singer. With Gabriel Byrne, Chazz Palminteri, Kevin Spacey C+
Waiting to Exhale Dir. Forest Whitaker. With Angela Bassett, Whitney Houston C+

Kids Dir. Larry Clark. With Leo Fitzpatrick, Justin Pierce, Chloë Sevigny, Rosario Dawson C
Mighty Aphrodite Dir. Woody Allen. With Woody Allen, Mira Sorvino, Helena Bonham Carter C
Species Dir. Roger Donaldson. With Natasha Henstridge, Ben Kingsley, Michael Madsen C
Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead Dir. Gary Fleder. With Andy Garcia C
When Night Is Falling Dir. Patricia Rozema. With Pascale Bussières, Rachael Crawford C

Braveheart Dir. Mel Gibson. With Mel Gibson, Patrick McGoohan, Sophie Marceau C–
The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down... Dir. Christopher Monger C–
Jefferson in Paris Dir. James Ivory. With Nick Nolte, Greta Scacchi, Gwyneth Paltrow C–
The Quick and the Dead Dir. Sam Raimi. With Sharon Stone, Russell Crowe, Gene Hackman C–

Beyond Rangoon Dir. John Boorman. With Patricia Arquette, U Aung Ko, Jit Murad, Ye Myint D+
Tank Girl Dir. Rachel Talalay. With Lori Petty, Naomi Watts, Malcolm McDowell D+

Jade Dir. William Friedkin. With David Caruso, Linda Fiorentino, Chazz Palminteri D
How to Make an American Quilt Dir. Jocelyn Moorhouse. With Winona Ryder, Ellen Burstyn D
Showgirls Dir. Paul Verhoeven. With Elizabeth Berkley, Gina Gershon, Kyle MacLachlan D
Virtuosity Dir. Brett Leonard. With Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Kelly Lynch D

In Need of Reappraisal

Fetching
12 Monkeys Dir. Terry Gilliam. With Bruce Willis, Brad Pitt, Madeleine Stowe
Pride and Prejudice Dir. Simon Langton. TV Miniseries. With Jennifer Ehle, Colin Firth
Priest Dir. Antonia Bird. With Linus Roache, Robert Carlyle, Tom Wilkison, Cathy Tyson
Through the Olive Trees Dir. Abbas Kiarostami. With Hossein Rezai, Mohamad Ali Keshavarz
 
Fair
The American President Dir. Rob Reiner. With Michael Douglas, Annette Bening
Burnt by the Sun Dir. Nikita Mikhalkov. With Nikita Mikhalkov, Oleg Menchikov
Circle of Friends Dir. Pat O'Connor. With Minnie Driver, Chris O'Donnell, Saffron Burrows
Clueless Dir. Amy Heckerling. With Alicia Silverstone, Paul Rudd, Brittany Murphy, Stacey Dash
Copycat Dir. Jon Amiel. With Sigourney Weaver, Holly Hunter, Dermot Mulroney
Get Shorty Dir. Barry Sonnenfeld. With John Travolta, Gene Hackman, René Russo, Danny DeVito
Heat Dir. Michael Mann. With Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Val Kilmer, Diane Venora, Ashley Judd
Losing Isaiah Dir. Stephen Gyllenhaal. With Jessica Lange, Halle Berry, David Strathairn
Mr. Holland's Opus Dir. Stephen Herek. With Richard Dreyfuss, Glenne Headly, Jay Thomas
Muriel's Wedding Dir. P.J. Hogan. With Toni Collette, Bill Hunter, Rachel Griffiths, Jeanie Drynan
Party Girl Dir. Daisy von Scherler Mayer. With Parker Posey, Omar Townsend, Guillermo Díaz
Richard III Dir. Richard Loncraine. With Ian McKellen, Annette Bening, Jim Broadbent
Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story TV Movie. Dir. Jeff Bleckner
A Streetcar Named Desire TV Movie. Dir. Glenn Jordan. With Jessica Lange, Alec Baldwin
 
Feh
Billy Madison Dir. Tamra Davis. With Adam Sandler, Bridgette Wilson, Darren McGavin
The Brady Bunch Movie Dir. Betty Thomas. With Gary Cole, Shelley Long, Christine Taylor
Casino Dir. Martin Scorsese. With Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Sharon Stone, James Woods
The Crossing Guard Dir. Sean Penn. With Jack Nicholson, David Morse, Anjelica Huston
Devil in a Blue Dress Dir. Carl Franklin. With Denzel Washington, Tom Sizemore, Don Cheadle
Jeffrey Dir. Christopher Ashley. With Steven Weber, Michael T. Weiss, Patrick Stewart
Just Cause Dir. Arne Glimcher. With Sean Connery, Laurence Fishburne, Blair Underwood
Little Odessa Dir. James Gray. With Tim Roth, Edward Furlong, Maximilian Schell
Mallrats Dir. Kevin Smith. With Jeremy London, Jason Lee, Shannen Doherty, Claire Forlani
Othello Dir. Oliver Parker. With Laurence Fishburne, Kenneth Branagh, Irène Jacob
Outbreak Dir. Wolfgang Petersen. With Dustin Hoffman, René Russo, Morgan Freeman
The Piano Lesson Dir. Lloyd Richards. TV Movie. With Charles S. Dutton, Alfre Woodard
Sister My Sister Dir. Nancy Meckler. With Joely Richardson, Jodhi May, Julie Walters
Something to Talk About Dir. Lasse Hallström. With Julia Roberts, Dennis Quaid, Kyra Sedgwick
To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar Dir. Beeban Kidron
 
Flotsam
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective Dir. Steve Oedekerk. With Jim Carrey, Simon Calllow
The Basketball Diaries Dir. Scott Kalvert. With Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Wahlberg
Jumanji Dir. Joe Johnston. With Robin Williams, Bonnie Hunt, Kirsten Dunst, Bradley Pierce
Living in Oblivion Dir. Tom DiCillo. With Steve Buscemi, Catherine Keener, Dermot Mulroney
Nine Months Dir. Chris Columbus. With Hugh Grant, Julianne Moore, Tom Arnold, Joan Cusack
The Scarlet Letter Dir. Roland Joffé. With Demi Moore, Gary Oldman, Robert Duvall
Total Eclipse Dir. Agnieszka Holland. With Leonardo DiCaprio, David Thewlis, Romane Bohringer