Best Movies of 1999

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Best Movies of 1999
Best Movies of 1999
TOP Movies: The Matrix (1999), Magnolia (1999), American Beauty (1999), Eyes Wide Shut (1999), The Green Mile (1999), The Sixth Sense (1999), Toy Story 2 (1999), Fight Club (1999), The Iron Giant (1999), Tarzan (1999), Being John Malkovich (1999), Boys Don't Cry (1999), Sleepy Hollow (1999), American Pie (1999), The Mummy (1999), The Cider House Rules (1999), The Insider (1999), The Blair Witch Project (1999), The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999), Girl, Interrupted (1999).
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List of Best Movies

 8.7
 1.9M
The Matrix (1999)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Set in the 22nd century, The Matrix tells the story of a computer hacker who joins a group of underground insurgents fighting the vast and powerful computers who now rule the earth.
Style: thought provoking, philosophical, mind bending, cerebral, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: distopia, artificial intelligence, cyberpunk, alternate reality, virtual reality, philosophy, martial arts, hacker, post apocalypse, existentialism, gunfight, man versus machine ...
Time: future, 90s, 21st century, near future, 20th century ...
Place: los angeles
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 8.0
 311K
Magnolia (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 188 min.
Story: An epic mosaic of many interrelated characters in search of happiness, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley.
Style: meditative, sincere, realistic, bleak, surprise ending ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: human nature, introspection, dysfunctional family, coincidence, depression, terminal illness, child prodigy, multiple storylines, social problems, redemption, infidelity, frog ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 60s, 50s, 1910s
Place: los angeles
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 8.4
 1.1M
American Beauty (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Lester Burnham, a depressed suburban father in a mid-life crisis, decides to turn his hectic life around after developing an infatuation with his daughter's attractive friend.
Style: thought provoking, sexual, melancholic, cerebral, sexy ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: midlife crisis, existentialism, age difference, coming of age, dysfunctional family, loneliness, older man younger woman relationship, older man young girl relationship, obsession, youth, family problems, adultery ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
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 7.5
 335K
Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 159 min.
Story: After Dr. Bill Hartford's wife, Alice, admits to having sexual fantasies about a man she met, Bill becomes obsessed with having a sexual encounter. He discovers an underground sexual group and attends one of their meetings -- and quickly ...
Style: sexual, psychological, sexy, artsy, neo noir ...
Plot: sex, orgy, marriage, voyeurism, sexuality, infidelity, prostitute, lust, explicit sex, sexual fantasy, sex party, sex orgy ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, seattle, usa
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 8.6
 1.3M
The Green Mile (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 189 min.
Story: A supernatural tale set on death row in a Southern prison, where gentle giant John Coffey possesses the mysterious power to heal people's ailments. When the cellblock's head guard, Paul Edgecomb, recognizes Coffey's miraculous gift, ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, heartbreaking, sad ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: prison, death row, false accusation, supernatural, life philosophy, convict, electric chair, death sentence, prison life, confined, justice, human nature ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1935, 90s, year 1999
Place: usa, southern usa, louisiana
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 8.2
 979K
The Sixth Sense (1999)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A psychological thriller about an eight year old boy named Cole Sear who believes he can see into the world of the dead. A child psychologist named Malcolm Crowe comes to Cole to help him deal with his problem, learning that he really can see ghosts ...
Style: psychological, twists and turns, surprise ending, twist ending, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: ghost, supernatural, afterlife, mystery, psychology, psychiatrist, death, life & death, supernatural ability, psychic power, psychic, boy ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
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 7.9
 573K
Toy Story 2 (1999)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Andy heads off to Cowboy Camp, leaving his toys to their own devices. Things shift into high gear when an obsessive toy collector named Al McWhiggen, owner of Al's Toy Barn kidnaps Woody. Andy's toys mount a daring rescue mission, Buzz ...
Style: feel good, funny, emotional, humorous, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, preschoolers, family outing, girls' night, teens ...
Plot: toy comes to life, friendship, toys, chase, disney, collector, toy store, doll, nightmare, rescue, dream, cowboy ...
Time: 90s
Place: ohio
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 8.8
 2.1M
Fight Club (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A ticking-time-bomb insomniac and a slippery soap salesman channel primal male aggression into a shocking new form of therapy. Their concept catches on, with underground "fight clubs" forming in every town, until an eccentric gets in the ...
Style: surprise ending, psychological, twists and turns, twist ending, thought provoking ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: self destructing, fighting the system, split personality, psychology, losing-it hero, against the rules, nihilism, social decay, insomnia, life philosophy, dissociative identity disorder, obsession ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: delaware, usa
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 8.1
 190K
The Iron Giant (1999)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In the small town of Rockwell, Maine in October 1957, a giant metal machine befriends a nine-year-old boy and ultimately finds its humanity by unselfishly saving people from their own fears and prejudices.
Style: touching, exciting, emotional, stylized, surprise ending ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, small town, prejudice, self sacrifice, benign alien, robot, androids and robots, cold war, giant robots, giant, childhood, paranoia ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1957
Place: maine, usa, iceland
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 7.3
 224K
Tarzan (1999)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Tarzan was a small orphan who was raised by an ape named Kala since he was a child. He believed that this was his family, but on an expedition Jane Porter is rescued by Tarzan. He then finds out that he's human. Now Tarzan must make the ...
Style: fairy tale, touching, captivating, sweet, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, preschoolers
Plot: disney, jungle, love and romance, tarzan, happy ending, orphan, ape man, friendship, adventure, adoption, animals, betrayal ...
Time: 1880s, 20th century, 1890s, 1910s, 19th century
Place: africa, nigeria
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Being John Malkovich (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Spike Jonze’s debut feature film is a love story mix of comedy and fantasy. The story is about an unsuccessful puppeteer named Craig, who one day at work finds a portal into the head of actor John Malkovich. The portal soon becomes a passion for ...
Style: surreal, psychological, mind bending, cerebral, twists and turns ...
Audience: chick flick, date night
Plot: subconscious, puppeteer, body swapping, psychology, lesbian, surrealism, portal, mind control, manipulation, actor, obsession, puppet ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, new york, manhattan new york city, usa
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 7.5
 98K
Boys Don't Cry (1999)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Female born, Teena Brandon adopts his male identity of Brandon Teena and attempts to find himself and love in Nebraska.
Style: bleak, disturbing, thought provoking, touching, sad ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: lesbian, transsexual, gender, rape, lesbian love, small town, gay, sexuality, brutality, prejudice, violence, gender bending ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: nebraska, usa
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 7.3
 356K
Sleepy Hollow (1999)
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: New York detective Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate a series of mysterious deaths in which the victims are found beheaded. But the locals believe the culprit to be none other than the ghost of the legendary Headless Horseman.
Style: gothic, dark, scary, dark fantasy, atmospheric ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, witch, mystery, investigation, murder, small town, curses spells and rituals, legends and myths, uncover truth, mysterious character, goth ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, georgian era, 19th century, victorian era
Place: new york state, new york
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Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Anakin Skywalker, a young slave strong with the Force, is discovered on Tatooine. Meanwhile, the evil Sith have returned, enacting their plot for revenge against the Jedi.
Style: epic, futuristic, saga, intense, serious ...
Audience: preschoolers, kids, teens, boys' night
Plot: star wars, space wars, alien, jedi, sword fight, outer space, good versus evil, apprentice, master apprentice relationship, space battle, creature, space travel ...
Time: future, 90s
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 7.0
 403K
American Pie (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: At a high-school party, four friends find that losing their collective virginity isn't as easy as they had thought. But they still believe that they need to do so before college. To motivate themselves, they enter a pact to all ...
Style: teen sex comedy, sex comedy, funny, humorous, sexual ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: teenager, coming of age, party, virginity, teenage sexuality, looking for sex, masturbation, teenage life, adolescence, loss of virginity, teenage sex, high school ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: michigan, usa
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 7.1
 424K
The Mummy (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Dashing legionnaire Rick O'Connell and his companion, Beni stumble upon the hidden ruins of Hamunaptra while in the midst of a battle in 1923, 3,000 years after Imhotep has suffered a fate worse than death – his body will remain undead for ...
Style: exciting, scary, funny, entertaining, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night, family outing
Plot: mummy, archaeology, treasure hunt, adventure, ancient egypt, adventurer, archaeologist, tomb, deadly creature, desert, curses spells and rituals, treasure ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: egypt, cairo egypt, middle east, africa, north africa
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The Cider House Rules (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Homer is an orphan who was never adopted, becoming the favorite of orphanage director Dr. Larch. Dr. Larch imparts his full medical knowledge on Homer, who becomes a skilled, albeit unlicensed, physician. But Homer yearns for a self-chosen life ...
Style: sentimental, touching, heartbreaking, emotional, melancholic ...
Plot: abortion, coming of age, orphan, incest, adoption, mentor protege relationship, justice, romance, nurse, premarital sex, orphanage, mentor ...
Time: 1940s, 1920s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: maine, usa, england, new england
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 7.8
 171K
The Insider (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 157 min.
Story: Tells the true story of a 60 Minutes television series exposé of the tobacco industry, as seen through the eyes of a real tobacco executive, Jeffrey Wigand
Style: cerebral, suspense, political, tense, talky ...
Plot: journalism, corruption, whistleblower, business, courtroom, conspiracy, politics, lawyer, reporter, media, greed, justice ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., mississippi, south carolina, iran, new york
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South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: When the four boys see an R-rated movie featuring Canadians Terrance and Philip, they are pronounced "corrupted", and their parents pressure the United States to wage war against Canada.
Style: funny, adult animation, parody, sexy, cynical ...
Audience: kids, teens
Plot: satire, music, political satire, death, mischievous children, racial slur, heaven and hell, television, violence, vengeance, brutality, parenthood ...
Place: canada, colorado, usa
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The Blair Witch Project (1999)
Genre: Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: In October of 1994 three student filmmakers disappeared in the woods near Burkittsville, Maryland, while shooting a documentary. A year later their footage was found.
Style: scary, suspense, dark, suspenseful, macabre ...
Audience: teens
Plot: witch, found footage, supernatural, lost in the woods, fear, wilderness, survival, panic, videotaping, forest, paranormal activity, mysterious place ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1994
Place: maryland, usa
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The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Tom Ripley is a calculating young man who believes it's better to be a fake somebody than a real nobody. Opportunity knocks in the form of a wealthy U.S. shipbuilder who hires Tom to travel to Italy to bring back his playboy son, Dickie. Ripley ...
Style: suspense, psychological, enigmatic, cerebral, twist ending ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: obsession, serial killer, manipulation, gay, murder, sexual tension, murder mystery, rejection, sociopath, secret identity, envy, jealousy ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: italy, rome italy, venice, mediterranean sea, europe ...
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Girl, Interrupted (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Set in the changing world of the late 1960s, Susanna Kaysen's prescribed "short rest" from a psychiatrist she had met only once becomes a strange, unknown journey into Alice's Wonderland, where she struggles with the thin line ...
Style: psychological, serious, captivating, heartbreaking, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: mental illness, suicide, psychiatrist, suicide attempt, coming of age, female protagonist, borderline personality disorder, friendship, psychiatric ward, mental institution, insanity, mentally unstable ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 7.7
 265K
Office Space (1999)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Three office workers strike back at their evil employers by hatching a hapless attempt to embezzle money.
Style: humorous, satirical, funny, clever, witty ...
Plot: workplace, office, dark humor, corporate world, computer cracker, obnoxious boss, rebelliousness, workplace situations, computer, satire, embezzlement, business ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: texas, austin texas, usa, dallas texas, mexico
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Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When diabolical genius, Dr. Evil travels back in time to steal superspy Austin Powers's ‘mojo’, Austin must return to the swingin' '60s himself – with the help of American agent, Felicity Shagwell – to stop the dastardly plan. ...
Style: parody, absurd, funny, light, humorous ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: time travel, spy, cloning, secret agents, undercover, save the world, clones, time machine, espionage, james bond spoof, race against time, good versus evil ...
Time: 60s, 90s, 20th century, year 1999, year 1969 ...
Place: london, washington d.c., big ben london, seattle
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 7.4
 163K
Galaxy Quest (1999)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The stars of a 1970s sci-fi show - now scraping a living through re-runs and sci-fi conventions - are beamed aboard an alien spacecraft. Believing the cast's heroic on-screen dramas are historical documents of real-life adventures, the band of ...
Style: parody, funny, feel good, witty, humorous ...
Plot: alien, monster, time travel, actor, mistaken identity, benign alien, sexy woman, shapeshifting, desert, outer space, space battle, time loop ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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 7.6
 97K
The Hurricane (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: The story of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, a boxer wrongly imprisoned for murder, and the people who aided in his fight to prove his innocence.
Style: inspirational, thought provoking, touching, factual, compassionate ...
Plot: prison, boxing, racism, prison life, courtroom, legal, court, friendship, freedom, fighting the system, injustice, prejudice ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1940s ...
Place: new jersey, canada, toronto ontario canada
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Cruel Intentions (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Slaking a thirst for dangerous games, Kathryn challenges her stepbrother, Sebastian, to deflower their headmaster's daughter before the summer ends. If he succeeds, the prize is the chance to bed Kathryn. But if he loses, Kathryn will claim his ...
Style: sexual, romantic, sexy, cynical, erotic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: seduction, bet, manipulation, sex, incest, femme fatale, teenager, teenage life, virginity, virgin, loss of virginity, high school hunk ...
Time: 20th century, 18th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 7.1
 171K
Three Kings (1999)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A group of American soldiers stationed in Iraq at the end of the Gulf War find a map they believe will take them to a huge cache of stolen Kuwaiti gold hidden near their base, and they embark on a secret mission that's destined to change ...
Style: suspense, realistic, humorous, thought provoking, intense ...
Plot: treasure hunt, gulf war, military, desert, heist, culture clash, anti war, gold, iraq war, war, rescue, racial slur ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: iraq, middle east, kurdistan, arizona
Is relevant ?
 7.3
 97K
Election (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A high school teacher's personal life becomes complicated as he works with students during the school elections.
Style: witty, humorous, political, realistic, funny ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: high school, election, teacher, satire, jealousy, infidelity, politics, teenager, teenage girl, school, teachers and students, lesbian ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: washington d.c., nebraska, manhattan new york city, california, new york ...
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 7.2
 307K
Notting Hill (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: William Thacker is a London bookstore owner whose humdrum existence is thrown into romantic turmoil when famous American actress Anna Scott appears in his shop. A chance encounter over spilled orange juice leads to a kiss that blossoms into a ...
Style: touching, feel good, romantic, humorous, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: fame, opposites attract, love, social differences, romance, male female relationship, paparazzi, friendship, power of love, ordinary person, couples, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: london, england, europe, united kingdom
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