All Aboard The Nostalgia Express
Being in my mid-twenties, it's hard for me to really comprehend how much time has gone by since some of my favorite movies were released. Seeing teenagers who were born in the 2000s continues to blow my mind and makes me feel the gravity of time. To me, it feels like only recently Friends had its series finale and came off the air. The Matrix? That only came out a few years ago, right?
Nope. The Matrix came out in 1999 and is already 16 years old!
I recently took a look back to see all the movies that were released in 1995 and, to my surprise, there were A LOT more big titles than I expected. A lot of these films I saw in '95, and a lot I saw once I was old enough for my parents not to care about the 'R' rating. It's interesting to note that some of the Rotten Tomatoes scores on many of these movies are way lower than you would expect them to be. Crazy!
I understand that not all of the movies on this list would be amazing if you were to look at them now, but through the eyes of a kid, they were magic!
Let's dive in!
Stars: Adam Sandler, Chris Farley, Steve Buscemi
The Brady Bunch Movie
Stars: Damon Wayans
Stars: Chris Farley, David Spade, Dan Aykroyd, Rob Lowe
A Goofy Movie
Stars: Will Smith, Martin Lawrence
The Pebble and the Penguin
Stars: Martin Short, Tim Curry, James Belushi, Annie Golden
Die Hard with a Vengeance
Stars: Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Irons
Stars: Mel Gibson
Stars: Christina Ricci, Bill Pullman, Eric Idle
Stars: Val Kilmer, Tommy Lee Jones, Jim Carrey, Nicole Kidman, Chris O'Donell, Drew Barrymore
Stars: Mel Gibson, Christian Bale, Irene Bedard
Stars: Bill Paxton, Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, Gary Sinise, Ed Harris
Mighty Morphing Power Rangers: The Movie
The Indian in the Cupboard
Stars: Alicia Silverstone, Paul Rudd, Brittany Murphy
Stars: Kevin Costner, Dennis Hopper, Jack Black
Stars: James Cromwell, Hugo Weaving
The Usual Suspects
Stars: Kevin Spacey, Benicio Del Toro, Stephen Baldwin
Stars: Christopher Lambert, Robin Shou
Stars: Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Steve Buscemi, Cheech Marin, Danny Trejo
Stars: Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kevin Spacey
Ace Venture: When Nature Calls
Stars: Jim Carrey
Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Sean Bean, Famke Janssen, Judi Dench, Robbie Coltrane, Alan Cumming
Stars: Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone, Joe Pesci, James Woods
Stars: Tim Allen, Tim Hanks, Joan Cusack, Jim Varney
Stars: Robin Williams, Bonnie Hunt, Kristen Dunst, David Alan Grier.
Stars: Bruce Willis, Brad Pitt, Christopher Plummer
Crazy year right? Even crazier critic reviews. It was such a shock to see how low some of those scores were (Pocahontas)! Personally, Toy Story was definitely my favorite movie from 1995, but the runner up would be Tommy Boy. It's still a fun movie to watch and my favorite Chris Farley movie!