1995: Overstreet's Favorite Films

Here is the current (but occasionally updated) list of my favorite films from 1995.

In order to understand the purpose and meaning of this list, please read my introduction to the Looking Closer Favorite Films lists here.

1995

  1. Heat
  2. Sense And Sensibility
  3. Dead Man Walking
  4. Toy Story
  5. Smoke
  6. Babe
  7. Safe
  8. Dead Man
  9. The City of Lost Children
  10. Seven
  11. Before Sunrise
  12. Kicking and Screaming
  13. The Usual Suspects
  14. A Little Princess
  15. Rob Roy
  16. Persuasion
  17. 12 Monkeys
  18. Casino
  19. The Addiction
  20. Get Shorty
  21. Clueless
  22. Ulysses’ Gaze
  23. Clockers
  24. Crimson Tide
  25. The Quick and the Dead
  • Living in Oblivion
  • Leaving Las Vegas
  • Devil In A Blue Dress
  • Apollo 13
  • Blue in the Face
  • Nixon
  • To Die For
  • Nelly and Monsieur Arnuad
  • Richard III
  • The Underneath
  • Angels and Insects
  • Sabrina
As-yet Unseen or Unratable Films of 1995
…And the Earth Did Not Swallow Him (Severo Pérez)
2 x 50 Years of French Cinema (Jean-Luc Godard and Anne-Marie Miéville)
A Bucket of Blood
A Midwinter’s Tale
A Single Girl (Benoit Jacquot)
All Things Fair
An Awfully Big Adventure (Mike Newell)
Anne Frank Remembered
Antonia’s Line
Bandit Queen
Beyond Rangoon (John Boorman)
Carrington (Christopher Hampton)
Copycat
Cyclo (Anh Hung Tran)
Dadetown (Russ Hexter)
Dead Presidents
Deseret
Desolation Angels (Tim McCann)
Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge
Don’t Forget You’re Going to Die (Xavier Beauvois)
En avoir (ou pas) (Laetitia Masson)
Fallen Angels (Wong Kar-wai)
Flamenco
Flirt (Hal Hartley)
Fluke (Carlo Carlei)
From the Journals of Jean Seberg (Mark Rappaport)
Funny Bones
Georgia (Ulu Grosbard)
Getting Any? (Takeshi Kitano)
Ghost in the Shell
God’s Comedy (João César Monteiro)
Good Men, Good Women (Hou Hsiao-hsien)
Heavy
Hideaway (Brett Leonard)
Indian Summer (Saša Gedeon)
Institute Benjamenta, or This Dream That One Calls Human Life (Stephen and Timothy Quay)
Jefferson in Paris (James Ivory)
JLG/JLG (Jean-Luc Godard)
Jupiter’s Wife
Kids (Larry Clark)
La ceremonie (Claude Chabrol)
La haine (Mathieu Kassovitz)
Land and Freedom (Ken Loach)
L’appat (Bertrand Tavernier)
Le confessionnal (Robert Lepage)
Le garcu (Maurice Pialat)
Les Misérables
Maborosi (Hirokazu Kore-eda)
My Family
Notes from Underground (Gary Walkow)
On the Beat (Ning Ying))
Once Upon a Time . . . When We Were Colored
Quatrilho (Fabio Barreto)
Rendezvous in Paris (Eric Rohmer)
Salaam Cinema (Mohsen Makhmalbaf)
Scratch and Crow
Shanghai Triad
Spiritual Voices (Aleksandr Sokurov)
Stuart Saves His Family (Harold Ramis)
Tales from the Hood (Rusty Cundieff)
The Addiction (Abel Ferrara)
The Blade (Tsui Hark)
The Bridges of Madison County (Clint Eastwood)
The Brothers McMullen
The Celluloid Closet
The Convent (Manoel de Oliveira)
The Flower of My Secret (Pedro Almodovar)
The Horseman on the Roof (Jean-Paul Rappeneau)
The Journey of August King (John Duigan)
The Last Wish (Tikoy Aguiluz)*
The Neon Bible (Terence Davies)
The Short Life of Fire (Aureaus Solito)
The Son of Gascogne
The Star Maker
The White Balloon (Jafar Panahi)
The Wife (Tom Noonan)
The Young Poisoner’s Handbook (Benjamin Ross)
Two Bits (James Foley)
Two Deaths (Nicolas Roeg)
Underground (Emir Kusturica)
Up, Down, Fragile (Jacques Rivette)
Waati (Souleymane Cisse)
Welcome to the Dollhouse
When It Rains
Zero Kelvin
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About Jeffrey Overstreet

Jeffrey Overstreet is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” called Through a Screen Darkly, and a four-volume series of fantasy novels called The Auralia Thread, which includes Auralia’s Colors, Cyndere’s Midnight, Raven’s Ladder, and The Ale Boy’s Feast. Jeffrey is a contributing editor for Seattle Pacific University’s Response magazine, and he writes about art, faith, and culture for Image, Filmwell, and his own website, LookingCloser.org. His work has also appeared in Paste, Relevant, Books and Culture, and Christianity Today (where he was a film columnist and critic for almost a decade). He lives in Shoreline, Washington. Visit him on Facebook at facebook.com/jeffreyoverstreethq.


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