Overstreet’s Favorite Films: 1995

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.

Red = Treasures
Purple = Favorites
Blue = Achievements
Gray = Decent/Noteworthy
Green = Unseen or Undecided
* = This film was discovered after the year in question and added in a list revision.


  1. Heat
  2. Sense And Sensibility
  3. Before Sunrise
  4. Smoke
  5. Toy Story
  6. Dead Man Walking
  7. Babe
  8. Safe
  9. The City of Lost Children
  10. Seven
  11. Kicking and Screaming
  12. The Usual Suspects
  13. A Little Princess
  14. Rob Roy
  15. Persuasion
  16. 12 Monkeys
  17. Casino
  18. The Addiction
  19. Get Shorty
  20. Clueless
  21. Ulysses’ Gaze
  22. Clockers
  23. Crimson Tide
  24. 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)
Cyclo (Anh Hung Tran)
Dadetown (Russ Hexter)
Dead Presidents
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)
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)
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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