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Top Films by Year (1993-1995)

**—Won Academy Award for Best Picture.
*—Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture.

1993

Rank Title Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 Schindler's List** Steven Spielberg 34
2 Groundhog Day Harold Ramis 98
3 Jurassic Park Steven Spielberg 143
4 Three Colors: Blue Krzysztof Kieslowski 294
5 The Nightmare before Christmas Henry Selick 349
6 The Piano* Jane Campion 358
7 Dazed and Confused Richard Linklater 377
8 Naked Mike Leigh 488
9 Short Cuts Robert Altman 537
10 Farewell My Concubine Kaige Chen 625
11 The Remains of the Day* James Ivory 649
12 True Romance Tony Scott 671
13 Sleepless in Seattle Nora Ephron 792
14 The Age of Innocence Martin Scorsese 800
15 The Fugitive* Andrew Davis 816
16 Philadelphia Jonathan Demme 973
17 Rudy David Anspaugh 1125
18 Cool Runnings Jon Turteltaub 1173
19 Sonatine Takeshi Kitano 1252
20 Carlito's Way Brian De Palma 1290
21 Tombstone George P. Cosmatos 1330
22 The Sandlot David M. Evans 1435
23 Mrs. Doubtfire Chris Columbus 1497
24 In the Name of the Father* Jim Sheridan 1502
25 What's Eating Gilbert Grape Lasse Hallström 1518
26 The Joy Luck Club Wayne Wang 1556
27 Menace II Society Albert and Allen Hughes 1558
28 A Bronx Tale Robert De Niro 1568
29 The Wrong Trousers Nick Park 1614
30 The Puppet Master Hsiao-hsien Hou 1658
31 In the Line of Fire Wolfgang Petersen 1803
32 The Wedding Banquet Ang Lee 1811
33 Gettysburg Ronald F. Maxwell 1859
34 The Secret Garden Agnieszka Holland 1894
35 Blue Derek Jarman 1900
36 Searching for Bobby Fischer Steven Zaillian 1905
37 What's Love Got to Do with It Brian Gibson 1906
38 Dave Ivan Reitman 2087
39 Caro Diario Nanni Moretti 2180
40 Stalingrad Joseph Vilsmaier 2218
41 Six Degrees of Separation Fred Schepisi 2294

1994

Rank Title Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 Pulp Fiction* Quentin Tarantino 11
2 The Shawshank Redemption* Frank Darabont 58
3 Forrest Gump** Robert Zemeckis 120
4 The Lion King Roger Allers and Rob Minkoff 194
5 Hoop Dreams Steve James 242
6 Three Colors: Red Krzysztof Kieslowski 246
7 The Professional Luc Besson 324
8 Clerks. Kevin Smith 343
9 Four Weddings and a Funeral* Mike Newell 365
10 Ed Wood Tim Burton 438
11 Speed Jan de Bont 460
12 Chungking Express Kar-Wai Wong 464
13 Crumb Terry Zwigoff 499
14 Three Colors: White Krzysztof Kieslowski 548
15 Heavenly Creatures Peter Jackson 737
16 Sátántangó Béla Tarr 780
17 Dumb & Dumber Peter Farrelly 1012
18 Muriel's Wedding P.J. Hogan 1041
19 The Last Seduction John Dahl 1080
20 Natural Born Killers Oliver Stone 1118
21 True Lies James Cameron 1136
22 Eat Drink Man Woman Ang Lee 1319
23 The Crow Alex Proyas 1363
24 Little Women Gillian Armstrong 1371
25 Through the Olive Trees Abbas Kiarostami 1381
26 Quiz Show* Robert Redford 1512
27 Shallow Grave Danny Boyle 1585
28 Before the Rain Milcho Manchevski 1586
29 The Mask Chuck Russell 1608
30 Once Were Warriors Lee Tamahori 1648
31 Burnt by the Sun Nikita Mikhalkov 1665
32 To Live Yimou Zhang 1671
33 Ace Ventura: Pet Detective Tom Shadyac 1704
34 Exotica Atom Egoyan 1730
35 Il Postino* Michael Radford 1745
36 Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles Neil Jordan 1786
37 The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert Stephan Elliott 1791
38 The Hudsucker Proxy Joel Coen 1943
39 Vanya on 42nd Street Louis Malle 2006
40 Bullets over Broadway Woody Allen 2094
41 Clear and Present Danger Phillip Noyce 2111
42 Drunken Master II Chia-Liang Liu 2152
43 Blue Chips William Friedkin 2326
44 Legends of the Fall Edward Zwick 2418

1995

Rank Title Director(s) Overall
Rank
1 Toy Story John Lasseter 47
2 The Usual Suspects Bryan Singer 94
3 Seven David Fincher 114
4 Heat Michael Mann 152
5 Braveheart** Mel Gibson 204
6 Twelve Monkeys Terry Gilliam 337
7 Before Sunrise Richard Linklater 380
8 Clueless Amy Heckerling 416
9 Casino Martin Scorsese 443
10 Sense and Sensibility* Ang Lee 458
11 Ghost in the Shell Mamoru Oshii 475
12 Babe* Chris Noonan 491
13 Hate Mathieu Kassovitz 535
14 Dead Man Jim Jarmusch 633
15 Apollo 13* Ron Howard 791
16 Safe Todd Haynes 844
17 The City of Lost Children Marc Caro and Jean-Pierre Jeunet 865
18 Underground Emir Kusturica 871
19 Kids Larry Clark 1074
20 The Bridges of Madison County Clint Eastwood 1092
21 Dead Man Walking Tim Robbins 1178
22 Leaving Las Vegas Mike Figgis 1210
23 Get Shorty Barry Sonnenfeld 1328
24 Showgirls Paul Verhoeven 1335
25 Welcome to the Dollhouse Todd Solondz 1487
26 To Die For Gus Van Sant 1491
27 Richard III Richard Loncraine 1612
28 Nixon Oliver Stone 1630
29 Desperado Robert Rodriguez 1654
30 Die Hard with a Vengeance John McTiernan 1679
31 Land and Freedom Ken Loach 1694
32 Living in Oblivion Tom DiCillo 1706
33 Antonia's Line Marleen Gorris 1766
34 GoldenEye Martin Campbell 1777
35 The American President Rob Reiner 1790
36 Smoke Wayne Wang 1818
37 Strange Days Kathryn Bigelow 1964
38 A Little Princess Alfonso Cuarón 2013
39 Whisper of the Heart Yoshifumi Kondo 2052
40 Devil in a Blue Dress Carl Franklin 2054
41 Friday F. Gary Gray 2117
42 While You Were Sleeping Jon Turteltaub 2136
43 Fallen Angels Kar-Wai Wong 2219
44 A Close Shave Nick Park 2335
45 Bad Boys Michael Bay 2413
46 Billy Madison Tamra Davis 2421

**—Won Academy Award for Best Picture.
*—Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture.

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