I'm making the most definitive list of favorite movies ever.

For every year, I'm listing every movie I've seen and compare them all to each other asking one question; Which movie do I like more. Movies that score in the 80th percentile or higher, advance to the next round: Favorite of the Decade. After each Decade is done, an All Time list will be formed.

Friday, February 04, 2011

Favoritest Movies of 1995

We see twin movies in almost every year it seems, 1995 had  Kevin Spacey interrogated by cops TWICE on this list, French Kiss, meet Forget Paris, and of course Rob Roy and Braveheart!  But, there are SIX Cyberpunkish movies in this year;  Russell Crowe became real, Keanu had an 80G storage capacity, and Sandra was able to begin boring me with everything she'll ever do in perpetuity, we got to see Angelina Jolie for the first time (no, I saw Cyborg 2!) and did I mention Strange Days?  The only one to get to the next round was the anime.

I was the guy doing the layouts on our college paper that year, and there were two big benefits to that; an all expense paid trip to the collegiate journalists conference in Washington DC and demanding that I got to go to the press screening of Goldeneye.  The sound was a bit screwed up, and when Brosnan fires that grapple gun at the start of the movie, it was physically shocking to everyone in attendance... just way too loud, just a few minutes later the sound was turned down to less than deafening, but I could have cared less.  Bond was back, and back then a six year absence felt near enough to eternal.  

But, the winner of the year.  That movie poster hangs above my living room couch.  It was one of, if not completely, my fathers favorite movie.  We saw it at Ronnies 8 on a screen that we were making fun of for being only slightly larger than our 46" TV at home.  I swear he didn't initially love it, but later he practically wore the VHS copy out.  As for me, I still think Aaron Sorkin is the best dialogue writer in Hollywood; he has every other screenwriter asking each other how to spell erudite.

  1. The American President
  2. GoldenEye
  3. Mallrats
  4. Ghost in the Shell
  5. The Usual Suspects
  6. Ninja Scroll
  7. Babe
  8. Bad Boys
  9. Se7en
  10. Mortal Kombat
  11. Nixon
  12. The Quick and the Dead
  13. Toy Story
  14. Braveheart
  15. Apollo 13
  16. Judge Dredd
  17. Grumpier Old Men
  18. Die Hard with a Vengeance
  19. The City of Lost Children
  20. Desperado
  21. Tank Girl
  22. Batman Forever
  23. Strange Days
  24. Twelve Monkeys
  25. The Brady Bunch Movie
  26. Congo
  27. Rob Roy
  28. A Little Princess
  29. Casper
  30. Species
  31. Assassins
  32. The Indian in the Cupboard
  33. Waterworld
  34. Nine Months
  35. The Prophecy
  36. Sabrina
  37. Outbreak
  38. Circle of Friends
  39. Shanghai Triad
  40. Empire Records
  41. Four Rooms
  42. Clueless
  43. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie
  44. Crimson Tide
  45. Hackers
  46. Sense and Sensibility
  47. Johnny Mnemonic
  48. The Last Supper
  49. Police Story 4: First Strike
  50. Powder
  51. First Knight
  52. Jumanji
  53. Nick of Time
  54. Showgirls
  55. Cutthroat Island
  56. Screamers
  57. Dracula: Dead and Loving It
  58. Get Shorty
  59. Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls
  60. Virtuosity
  61. Lord of Illusions
  62. Othello
  63. Dangerous Minds
  64. Heat
  65. Under Siege 2: Dark Territory
  66. French Kiss
  67. A Goofy Movie
  68. Operation Dumbo Drop
  69. The Bridges of Madison County
  70. The Brothers McMullen
  71. Billy Madison
  72. Fair Game
  73. Father of the Bride Part II
  74. Something to Talk About
  75. Forget Paris
  76. Pocahontas
  77. Sudden Death
  78. Balto
  79. Casino
  80. Iron Eagle IV
  81. Just Cause
  82. While You Were Sleeping
  83. Don Juan DeMarco
  84. Money Train
  85. To Die For
  86. The Net
  87. Murder in the First
  88. Jury Duty
  89. Never Talk to Strangers
  90. Vampire in Brooklyn
  91. The Scarlet Letter
  92. Jade
  93. Tommy Boy
  94. Kids
  95. The Basketball Diaries

Legend: Onto the next Round! ( >/= .8) In the middle. I do NOT enjoy. (< / = .2)

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