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Last film added: July 22, 2014. There are currently 1330 films in the database (since 1996).


    1999 Releases

    Search returned all films from 1999 out of 1330 total rated films.
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  1. Movie DetailsBeing John Malkovich (1999) 10  ComedyFantasyMind-blowing
    Spike Jonze directs puppeteer John Cusack who discovers a portal into John Malkovich's mind.
  2. Movie DetailsFight Club (1999) 10  Mind-blowingWith Sex/NudityI own on DVD
    This is your life, and it's ending one minute at a time. Edward Norton stars.
  3. Movie DetailsGhost Dog: The Way of the Samurai (1999) 10  I own on DVD
    Forest Whitaker lives on a New York rooftop, with pigeons, and follows the Samurai code.

  4. EXCELLENT
  5. Movie DetailsAmerican Beauty (1999) 9  With Sex/Nudity
    A dark drama of suburban picket-fence depression and frustration. Stars Kevin Spacey and Annette Bening.
  6. Movie DetailsAmerican Movie (1999) 9  ComedyDocumentary/True
    A hilarious documentary about an amateur filmmaker struggling to produce his latest horror film.
  7. Movie DetailsBringing Out the Dead (1999) 9  
    Nicolas Cage is a burned-out paramedic haunted by visions of people he's tried to save.
  8. Movie DetailsChildren of Heaven (1999) 9  
    When Ali loses his sister's shoes, the two share to avoid getting in trouble. Heartwarming.
  9. Movie DetailseXistenZ (1999) 9  ConspiracyMind-blowingSci-FiI own on DVD
    Game designer Jennifer Jason Leigh creates a virtual-reality experience indistinguishable from real life.
  10. Movie DetailsEyes Wide Shut (1999) 9  With Sex/Nudity
    A dangerous odyssey of sexual and moral discovery starring Kidman and Cruise. Kubrick's last film.
  11. Movie DetailsGo (1999) 9  ComedyWith Sex/NudityI own on DVD
    Three different comedic perspectives on a botched drug deal. Set in L.A. and Las Vegas.
  12. Movie DetailsHappy Together (1999) 9  
    Gay lovers from Hong Kong visit Argentina and their relationship shatters. Stylish Kar-Wai Wong poem.
  13. Movie DetailsLimbo (1999) 9  Obscure/Rare
    A film set in Alaska's wilderness about people living in limbo. There is no ending.
  14. Movie DetailsMagnolia (1999) 9  With Sex/Nudity
    A study of nine interconnected lives and random events one day in San Fernando Valley.
  15. Movie DetailsMatrix, The (1999) 9  Mind-blowingSci-Fi
    Déjà vu is usually a glitch in the Matrix. It happens when they change something.
  16. Movie DetailsMeeting People Is Easy (1999) 9  Musical/MusicObscure/RareDocumentary/TrueI own on DVD
    A documentary about the band Radiohead. An OK Computer travelogue of the disorientation of touring.
  17. Movie DetailsMifune (1999) 9  Comedy
    A newlywed businessman returns home to care for his brother in this Dogme 95 film.
  18. Movie DetailsOffice Space (1999) 9  ComedyI own on DVD
    I'm going to have to go ahead and ask you to come in on Sunday.
  19. Movie DetailsOpen Your Eyes (1999) 9  HorrorMind-blowingSci-FiWith Sex/NudityI own on DVD
    The brilliant Amenábar film, starring Penélope Cruz, that Tom Cruise turned into Vanilla Sky.
  20. Movie DetailsSixth Sense, The (1999) 9  ConspiracyMind-blowing
    Bruce Willis and Haley Joel Osment star. I see dead people.
  21. Movie DetailsStraight Story, The (1999) 9  Documentary/True
    A David Lynch and Disney anomaly. An old man rides his tractor across the Midwest.
  22. Movie DetailsThree Kings (1999) 9  ComedyDocumentary/True
    The Gulf War aftermath, stolen Iraqi gold, skeet-shooting with Nerf footballs, and George Clooney. Fantastic.
  23. Movie DetailsVirgin Suicides, The (1999) 9  
    Lives in an affluent American suburb in the 1970s are forever changed by five sisters.

  24. VERY GOOD
  25. Movie DetailsAll About My Mother (1999) 8  
    The story of a mother recovering from the death of her teenage son through travel.
  26. Movie DetailsBlair Witch Project, The (1999) 8  Horror
    In 1994, three student filmmakers disappeared in a Maryland forest while researching a local legend.
  27. Movie DetailsBuena Vista Social Club (1999) 8  Musical/MusicDocumentary/True
    A documentary about aging and legendary Cuban musicians, brought out of retirement by Ry Cooder.
  28. Movie DetailsCider House Rules, The (1999) 8  
    Tobey Maguire, raised in an orphanage and trained to be a doctor, explores the world.
  29. Movie DetailsElection (1999) 8  Comedy
    Obnoxious overachiever Reese Witherspoon is running for student body president. Cue vindictive teacher Matthew Broderick.
  30. Movie DetailsInherit the Wind (1999) 8  Obscure/RareTV Shows
    Like 12 Angry Men, another excellent made-for-TV remake starring Jack Lemmon and George C. Scott.
  31. Movie DetailsInsider, The (1999) 8  ConspiracyDocumentary/True
    Based on a true story about malpractices in the tobacco industry and powerful Big Tobacco.
  32. Movie DetailsIron Giant, The (1999) 8  AnimationSci-Fi
    A boy makes friends with a giant alien robot that the government wants to destroy.
  33. Movie DetailsJulien Donkey-Boy (1999) 8  Obscure/RareI own on DVD
    A Dogme 95 video-art exercise about the effects of schizophrenia on family life. Poetic desperation.
  34. Movie DetailsKikujiro (1999) 8  Comedy
    Takeshi Kitano explores the unlikely bond between a brash, loudmouthed adult and a nine-year-old boy.
  35. Movie DetailsLittle Thief, The (1999) 8  Obscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
    A young man from the French countryside moves to the city to find a job.
  36. Movie DetailsMan on the Moon (1999) 8  ComedyWith Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    Jim Carrey is eccentric comedian Andy Kaufman, a television star and self-declared intergender wrestling champion.
  37. Movie DetailsOctober Sky (1999) 8  Documentary/True
    The true story of Homer Hickam, a coal miner's son who became a rocket scientist.
  38. Movie DetailsShower (1999) 8  ComedyObscure/Rare
    A businessman travels home to Beijing after receiving a message that his father has died.
  39. Movie DetailsThree Seasons (1999) 8  Obscure/Rare
    A languorously beautiful, kind film centered around the lives of three main characters in Vietnam.
  40. Movie DetailsTopsy-Turvy (1999) 8  ComedyMusical/MusicWith Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    After Gilbert and Sullivan's latest play is critically panned, the frustrated team threatens to disband.
  41. Movie DetailsToy Story 2 (1999) 8  AnimationComedyFantasy
    All right, nobody look till I get my cork back in.

  42. GOOD
  43. Movie DetailsAimée & Jaguar (1999) 7  Obscure/RareWith Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    Set in 1943 Berlin, a Nazi wife has a love affair with a Jewish lesbian.
  44. Movie DetailsAngela's Ashes (1999) 7  Documentary/True
    Based on Frank McCourt's autobiography about his childhood in the Limerick slums. Stars Emily Watson.
  45. Movie DetailsAudition (1999) 7  HorrorWith Sex/Nudity
    A Japanese widower holds an audition to search for a potential mate, with horrific results.
  46. Movie DetailsBoondock Saints, The (1999) 7  
    Two Irish brothers believe it's God's will for them to rid Boston of evil men.
  47. Movie DetailsBowfinger (1999) 7  Comedy
    Aspiring movie producer Steve Martin attempts to trick Eddie Murphy into starring in his film.
  48. Movie DetailsBoys Don't Cry (1999) 7  With Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    Hilary Swank plays a young man who is actually a woman. Romantic, ugly, and tragic.
  49. Movie DetailsCookie's Fortune (1999) 7  Comedy
    The death of a widow in a small Mississippi town leads to mystery. Good-naturedly humorous.
  50. Movie DetailsDick (1999) 7  ComedyConspiracy
    A clever comedy about how two cheerful teenagers blew the Watergate scandal wide open.
  51. Movie DetailsDogma (1999) 7  ComedyFantasy
    Kevin Smith presents two renegade angels trying to exploit a loophole. Alanis Morissette plays God.
  52. Movie DetailsEast/West (1999) 7  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
    In 1946, Stalin invited self-exiled Russians to return home, only to execute or imprison them.
  53. Movie DetailsGalaxy Quest (1999) 7  ComedySci-Fi
    A funny parody of Star Trek-style sci-fi television shows, starring Tim Allen and Sigourney Weaver.
  54. Movie DetailsGreen Mile, The (1999) 7  Fantasy
    Death row guard Tom Hanks observes intelligent mice and the healing power of a prisoner.
  55. Movie DetailsHuman Traffic (1999) 7  ComedyWith Sex/Nudity
    Follows a group of sex-obsessed British clubgoers. It's something like Trainspotting for the rave scene.
  56. Movie DetailsHurricane, The (1999) 7  SportDocumentary/True
    The story of Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter, a boxer wrongly imprisoned for murder, starring Denzel Washington.
  57. Movie DetailsLimey, The (1999) 7  
    A dangerous English ex-con travels to Los Angeles to avenge his daughter's death.
  58. Movie DetailsMinus Man, The (1999) 7  Obscure/Rare
    Inconspicuous serial killer Owen Wilson drifts into a quaint coastal town looking to start over.
  59. Movie DetailsNot One Less (1999) 7  Obscure/Rare
    A very determined girl is left in charge of a mountain village school in China.
  60. Movie DetailsNotting Hill (1999) 7  Comedy
    Romance blooms between American celebrity Julia Roberts and unassuming British bookstore owner Hugh Grant.
  61. Movie DetailsRoad Home, The (1999) 7  
    After his father's death, a Chinese businessman recalls the story of how his parents met.
  62. Movie DetailsRomance (1999) 7  Obscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
    A young French woman embarks on an escalating sexual journey, testing her emotional limits.
  63. Movie DetailsSLC Punk (1999) 7  ComedyMusical/Music
    In 1985, Matthew Lillard is one of two dedicated punks in conservative Salt Lake City.
  64. Movie DetailsSleepy Hollow (1999) 7  FantasyHorror
    Constable Icabod Crane is sent to a village to investigate murders by a headless horseman.
  65. Movie DetailsSnow Falling on Cedars (1999) 7  
    Newspaperman Ethan Hawke figures into the murder trial of a Japanese-American in the post-WWII 1950s.
  66. Movie DetailsSouth Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut (1999) 7  AnimationComedyMusical/MusicTV Shows
    I'm sorry I can't help myself. That movie has warped my fragile little mind.
  67. Movie DetailsStir of Echoes (1999) 7  HorrorWith Sex/Nudity
    After being hypnotized at a party, Kevin Bacon begins seeing haunting visions of a ghost.
  68. Movie DetailsSummer of Sam (1999) 7  Documentary/True
    Spike Lee explores the Son of Sam murders in a South Bronx neighborhood during 1977.
  69. Movie DetailsSunshine (1999) 7  ConspiracyWith Sex/Nudity
    Follows the fate of a Hungarian Jewish family through three generations in the 20th century.
  70. Movie DetailsSweet and Lowdown (1999) 7  ComedyMusical/Music
    The life of a fictional jazz guitarist, starring Sean Penn, Samantha Morton, and Uma Thurman.
  71. Movie DetailsTalented Mr. Ripley, The (1999) 7  
    In the 1950s, Matt Damon is sent to Europe to retrieve millionaire playboy Jude Law.
  72. Movie DetailsThomas Crown Affair, The (1999) 7  ComedyWith Sex/Nudity
    Millionaire playboy Pierce Brosnan amuses himself by stealing artwork. Enter sexy insurance investigator Rene Russo.

  73. FAIR
  74. Movie Details10 Things I Hate About You (1999) 6  Comedy
    The Taming of the Shrew, set in a modern high school, starring Julia Stiles.
  75. Movie DetailsAlice in Wonderland (1999) 6  FantasyObscure/RareTV Shows
    A made-for-TV, family-friendly version with a cast of Hollywood all stars. It's hardly worth watching.
  76. Movie DetailsAmerican Pie (1999) 6  ComedyWith Sex/Nudity
    Four teenage boys enter a pact to lose their virginity by prom night.
  77. Movie DetailsAny Given Sunday (1999) 6  With Sex/NuditySport
    Oliver Stone explores the world of professional football. Look for the eyeball on the field.
  78. Movie DetailsAnywhere But Here (1999) 6  Comedy
    Susan Sarandon and daughter Natalie Portman try to start a new life in Beverly Hills.
  79. Movie DetailsArlington Road (1999) 6  Conspiracy
    Widowed professor Jeff Bridges begins to suspect that his neighbor Tim Robbins is a terrorist.
  80. Movie DetailsAustin Powers 2: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999) 6  ComedyFantasy
    Mini-me, we do not gnaw on the kitty. Just pet him, stroke him, love him.
  81. Movie DetailsBest Man, The (1999) 6  ComedyObscure/Rare
    A marriage causes a reunion of college friends. Taye Diggs and Nia Long star.
  82. Movie DetailsBig Daddy (1999) 6  Comedy
    Would-be lawyer Adam Sandler adopts a six-year-old boy, hoping to win Joey Lauren Adams back.
  83. Movie DetailsCartoon Noir (1999) 6  AnimationComedyFantasyObscure/Rare
    Six oddball, animated shorts from five countries, featuring supernatural elements and darker themes. Mediocre.
  84. Movie DetailsGirl, Interrupted (1999) 6  Documentary/True
    Account of an 18-month stay at a mental hospital in the 1960s, starring Winona Ryder.
  85. Movie DetailsHoly Smoke! (1999) 6  ComedyWith Sex/Nudity
    While traveling in India, Kate Winslet falls under the influence of a charismatic religious guru.
  86. Movie DetailsLulu on the Bridge (1999) 6  Musical/MusicObscure/Rare
    After Jazz saxophonist Harvey Keitel is accidentally shot, he enters into a hallucinatory, obsessive affair.
  87. Movie DetailsMessenger: The Story of Joan of Arc, The (1999) 6  Documentary/True
    Young Milla Jovovich receives a vision to rid 15th century France of its oppressors. Stylish.
  88. Movie DetailsMystery Men (1999) 6  ComedyComic Book/Superhero
    A group of inept amateur superheroes must try to save their city from supervillian destruction.
  89. Movie DetailsNinth Gate, The (1999) 6  ConspiracyHorrorWith Sex/Nudity
    Rare book dealer Johnny Depp seeks out the last two copies of a demon text.
  90. Movie DetailsPushing Tin (1999) 6  ComedyWith Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    John Cusack and Billy Bob Thornton are air traffic controllers playing a game of one-upmanship.
  91. Movie DetailsStigmata (1999) 6  FantasyHorror
    Hairdresser Patricia Arquette shows signs of stigmata, the wounds of Christ. A Vatican priest investigates.
  92. Movie DetailsThirteenth Floor, The (1999) 6  Mind-blowingSci-Fi
    A sci-fi thriller about computer-simulated universes where people only believe they are real.
  93. Movie DetailsTrekkies (1999) 6  ComedyObscure/RareDocumentary/True
    A somewhat affectionate documentary about the phenomenon of Star Trek fandom in its many-splendored geekiness.
  94. Movie DetailsTuesdays with Morrie (1999) 6  Obscure/RareTV Shows
    A made-for-TV movie with sportswriter Hank Azaria and retired professor Jack Lemmon, dying of ALS.
  95. Movie DetailsWorld Is Not Enough, The (1999) 6  
    Pierce Brosnan is James Bond and the ever-cerebral Denise Richards plays a nuclear scientist. Cough.

  96. ADEQUATE
  97. Movie Details200 Cigarettes (1999) 5  Comedy
    Gaby Hoffmann's Brooklyn accent was great. But then you have the Affleck brothers.
  98. Movie DetailsAt First Sight (1999) 5  With Sex/Nudity
    Girlfriend Mira Sorvino encourages blind Val Kilmer to have an operation to regain his sight.
  99. Movie DetailsBone Collector, The (1999) 5  
    Detective Denzel Washington and street cop Angelina Jolie track down a serial killer in Manhattan.
  100. Movie DetailsBrokedown Palace (1999) 5  
    Claire Danes and Kate Beckinsale are arrested for smuggling drugs while vacationing in Thailand.
  101. Movie DetailsDeep Blue Sea (1999) 5  Horror
    To cure Alzheimer's disease, scientists genetically engineer sharks with deadly intelligence. What could go wrong?
  102. Movie DetailsDouble Jeopardy (1999) 5  With Sex/Nudity
    Paroled Ashley Judd was framed for her husband's murder, but suspects he is still alive.
  103. Movie DetailsEdTV (1999) 5  Comedy
    Video store clerk Matthew McConaughey agrees to have his life televised 24 hours a day.
  104. Movie DetailsEnd of Days (1999) 5  FantasyHorrorWith Sex/Nudity
    Satan visits New York in search of a bride. It's Arnold Schwarzenegger, pyrotechnics, and CGI.
  105. Movie DetailsEntrapment (1999) 5  Comedy
    Agent Catherine Zeta-Jones tries to track down and help capture master art thief Sean Connery.
  106. Movie DetailsInstinct (1999) 5  
    Set in a maximum-security prison, psychiatrist Cuba Gooding Jr. examines madman anthropologist Anthony Hopkins.
  107. Movie DetailsMickey Blue Eyes (1999) 5  Comedy
    English auctioneer Hugh Grant proposes to the daughter of a mafia kingpin, who requires favors.
  108. Movie DetailsMod Squad, The (1999) 5  With Sex/Nudity
    An undercover cop recruits three minor delinquents to bust a drug ring. Stars Claire Danes.
  109. Movie DetailsPayback (1999) 5  Comedy
    Thief Mel Gibson plots revenge when he is betrayed by his wife and best friend.
  110. Movie DetailsShe's All That (1999) 5  Comedy
    A Pygmalion remake. Freddie Prinze Jr. bets he can make Rachael Leigh Cook prom queen.
  111. Movie DetailsStar Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) 5  FantasySci-Fi
    Terribly written dialogue combined with expensive special effects. Jar Jar Binks is unbelievably annoying.
  112. Movie DetailsVarsity Blues (1999) 5  ComedyWith Sex/NuditySport
    James Van Der Beek stars as a high-school quarterback. Amy Smart wears a whipped-cream bikini.

  113. FROM BAD TO WORSE
  114. Movie DetailsAstronaut's Wife, The (1999) CRAP  HorrorSci-Fi
    Astronaut Johnny Depp and Charlize Theron star in this stupid update of Rosemary's Baby.
  115. Movie DetailsCruel Intentions (1999) CRAP  
    Sarah Michelle Gellar is cute, but do yourself a favor and watch Dangerous Liaisons instead.
  116. Movie DetailsDeuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo (1999) CRAP  Comedy
    Aquarium-cleaner Rob Schneider becomes a gigolo after being mistaken for one. It's juvenile vuglar fun.
  117. Movie DetailsDrop Dead Gorgeous (1999) CRAP  Comedy
    A moronic Minnesota beauty pageant, starring Kirsten Dunst, Denise Richards, Ellen Barkin and Kirstie Alley.
  118. Movie DetailsEye of the Beholder (1999) CRAP  With Sex/Nudity
    A misogynistic film. British intelligence agent Ewan McGregor is obsessed with beautiful killer Ashley Judd.
  119. Movie DetailsHaunting, The (1999) CRAP  Horror
    Watch the 1963 original instead. They ruined this version with blatantly unspooky special effects.
  120. Movie DetailsHouse on Haunted Hill (1999) CRAP  HorrorWith Sex/Nudity
    Want to earn a million dollars? Just stay alive, all night. A bad remake.
  121. Movie DetailsIdle Hands (1999) CRAP  ComedyHorror
    A boy's right hand becomes murderously possessed. Jessica Alba may prevent you from killing yourself.
  122. Movie DetailsIn Dreams (1999) CRAP  Horror
    Annette Bening is endangered by apples in this silly thriller. Also stars Robert Downey Jr.
  123. Movie DetailsInspector Gadget (1999) CRAP  Comedy
    Security guard Matthew Broderick is transformed into a cybernetic police officer in this adapted cartoon.
  124. Movie DetailsJawbreaker (1999) CRAP  Comedy
    Popular highschoolers Rose McGowan, Rebecca Gayheart and Julie Benz accidentally kill the prom queen.
  125. Movie DetailsLake Placid (1999) CRAP  ComedyHorror
    Why couldn't the 30-foot crocodile have eaten everyone? At least it's only 82 minutes long.
  126. Movie DetailsMessage in a Bottle (1999) CRAP  
    Reasons to avoid this: Kevin Costner, manipulative sentimentality, depressing ending, too long, Kevin Costner.
  127. Movie DetailsNew Rose Hotel (1999) CRAP  Obscure/RareSci-FiWith Sex/Nudity
    Incoherent, completely worthless adaptation of a William Gibson story. An insufferable, redundant waste of time.
  128. Movie DetailsRandom Hearts (1999) CRAP  
    Bereavement becomes romance for Harrison Ford and Kristin Scott Thomas in this dull Hollywood cliché.
  129. Movie DetailsRunaway Bride (1999) CRAP  Comedy
    Julia Roberts and Richard Gere try to capitalize on Pretty Woman's success. I nearly puked.
  130. Movie DetailsThree to Tango (1999) CRAP  Comedy
    Sitcom-quality actors Matthew Perry and Neve Campbell succeed in little more than furthering sexual stereotypes.
  131. Movie DetailsVirus (1999) CRAP  HorrorSci-FiComic Book/Superhero
    Jamie Lee Curtis fights an electromagnetic alien lifeform. It's a nicely polished turd.
  132. Movie DetailsWild Wild West (1999) CRAP  ComedySci-Fi
    Stars gunslinger Will Smith and Salma Hayek. Features a giant steam-powered spider, with Gatling guns.


  133. Statistical ratings distribution of these 126 films (9.5% of total rated films):
    With enough films included, it usually approximates a bell curve with a mean near 6.5...
    (especially when considering that CRAP is 0-4 combined).
    Average rating for these 126 films: 6.4.

    10:2.4%

    9:15.1%

    8:13.5%

    7:23.8%

    6:17.5%

    5:12.7%

    CRAP:15.1%



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