Best Movies of 1999

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Best Movies of 1999
Best Movies of 1999
TOP Movies: American Beauty (1999), The Matrix (1999), The Green Mile (1999), Toy Story 2 (1999), The Sixth Sense (1999), The Iron Giant (1999), Magnolia (1999), Being John Malkovich (1999), Boys Don't Cry (1999), Sleepy Hollow (1999), American Pie (1999), Tarzan (1999), The Insider (1999), The Cider House Rules (1999), 10 Things I Hate About You (1999), The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999), The Blair Witch Project (1999), Eyes Wide Shut (1999), The Hurricane (1999), Girl, Interrupted (1999).
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List of Best Movies

 8.3
 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, melancholic, sexual, cerebral, cynical ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: midlife crisis, older man young girl relationship, coming of age, existentialism, loneliness, character study, age difference, virgin, dysfunctional family, older man younger woman relationship, closeted homosexual, youth ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: usa
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 8.7
 1.7M
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: mind bending, thought provoking, philosophical, cerebral, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: artificial intelligence, cyberpunk, hacker, future dystopia, distopia, chosen one, philosophy, existentialism, man versus machine, alternate reality, mentor, virtual reality ...
Time: future, 90s, 1990s, 21st century, 20th century ...
Place: los angeles
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 8.6
 1.2M
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, serious ...
Plot: false accusation, supernatural, prison, life philosophy, death row, prison life, convict, human nature, stephen king, justice, supernatural ability, death sentence ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, year 1935, 90s ...
Place: usa, southern usa, louisiana
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 7.9
 546K
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, humorous, semi serious, cult film, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: friendship, toys, computer animation, collector, teamwork, greed, escape, villain, theft, heroes, toy comes to life, objects come to life ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: ohio
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 8.1
 938K
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, surprise ending, twists and turns, twist ending, suspenseful ...
Plot: supernatural, ghost, mystery, afterlife, death, psychology, supernatural ability, psychic, psychic power, paranormal phenomena, psychiatrist, life & death ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
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 8.0
 179K
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, sentimental, semi serious, stylized ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: androids and robots, benign alien, giant robots, friendship, prejudice, small town, self sacrifice, giant, cold war, adventure, giant robot, childhood ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1957
Place: maine, usa
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 8.0
 298K
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: realistic, bleak, sincere, meditative, non-linear ...
Plot: human nature, introspection, terminal illness, coincidence, depression, infidelity, child prodigy, redemption, death, dysfunctional family, dishonesty, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1950s, 50s, 60s ...
Place: los angeles
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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, offbeat, psychological, twists and turns, talky ...
Audience: date night
Plot: subconscious, actor, puppeteer, body swapping, sexual identity, mind control, love triangle, psychology, obsession, satire, pet, pets ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
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 7.5
 95K
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, thought provoking, disturbing, touching, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: transsexual, gender, rape, lesbian, hidden identity, tragic love, gay slur, gender bending, sexuality, friendship, small town, disguise ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: nebraska, usa
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 7.3
 342K
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, scary, dark fantasy, dark, atmospheric ...
Plot: ghost, witch, supernatural, mystery, investigation, curses spells and rituals, magical, murder, gory, small town, legends and myths, uncover truth ...
Time: 18th century, 19th century, 1790s, 1700s, georgian 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: saga, stylized, serious, epic, futuristic ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids
Plot: space wars, apprentice, warrior, prophecy, outer space, good versus evil, sword fight, training, creature, heroes, star wars, jedi ...
Time: future, 1990s, 90s
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 7.0
 388K
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, humorous, funny, sex comedy, sexual ...
Audience: teen comedy, teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: looking for sex, loss of virginity, virginity, watching pornography, teenage sexuality, party, graduation, masturbation, coming of age, teenager, teenage life, adolescence ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: michigan, usa
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 7.3
 211K
Tarzan (1999)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family
Country: USA, UK
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: touching, captivating, feel good, exciting, fairy tale ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, girls' night
Plot: jungle, disney, love and romance, orphan, adoption, adventure, friendship, monkey, animals, ape man, tarzan, animal life ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s, 1890s, 1910s, 20th century
Place: africa, nigeria
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 7.8
 165K
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: disturbing, tense, thought provoking, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: journalism, reporter, whistleblower, journalist, corruption, paranoia, politics, media, lawsuit, layoff, ethics, fear ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: south carolina, iran, mississippi, new york, washington d.c.
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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, emotional, serious, heartbreaking ...
Plot: abortion, incest, orphan, nurse, coming of age, orphanage, coming-of-age, romance, love and romance, first love, farm, cigarette smoking ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 1930s, 1920s ...
Place: maine, usa, new england, england
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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: adult animation, parody, humorous, controversial, witty ...
Audience: teens
Plot: satire, death, gay slur, hypocrisy, film within a film, profanity, computer animation, atheist, elementary school, mischievous children, racial slur, heaven and hell ...
Place: canada, usa, colorado
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10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Bianca, a tenth grader, has never gone on a date, but she isn't allowed to go out with boys until her older sister Kat gets a boyfriend. The problem is, Kat rubs nearly everyone the wrong way. But Bianca and the guy she has her eye on, Joey, ...
Style: romantic, witty, humorous, modern day adaptation, light ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, teen comedy, date night, girls' night ...
Plot: opposites attract, high school, teenage life, romance, fall in love, unlikely couple, teenager, teen romance, youth, love and romance, teenage love, initially antagonists ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 80s
Place: seattle washington, seattle, washington d.c., 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: psychological, enigmatic, twist ending, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: serial killer, obsession, murder, rejection, manipulation, jealousy, sexual tension, yacht, friendship, manipulations, secret identity, envy ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: italy, venice, europe, rome italy, naples italy ...
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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: dark, scary, suspenseful, suspense, psychological ...
Audience: teens, student film
Plot: in the woods, witch, mysterious place, panic, friends, videotaping, lost in the woods, wilderness, supernatural, fear, survival, danger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1994
Place: maryland, usa
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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, humorous, absurd, light, satirical ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: time travel, spy, secret agents, undercover, save the world, time machine, cloning, race against time, good versus evil, supermodel, heroic mission, escapades ...
Time: 60s, 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 1960s ...
Place: london, washington d.c., seattle washington, big ben london, seattle
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 7.4
 316K
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, neo noir, sexy, surreal ...
Plot: orgy, erotic thriller, explicit sex, strong sexual content, sexuality, sex party, sexual fantasy, human nature, sex orgy, sex, disguise, lust ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, greenwich village manhattan new york city, seattle washington, manhattan new york city ...
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 7.6
 94K
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: thought provoking, factual, touching, inspirational, disturbing ...
Plot: prison, boxing, prison life, freedom, false accusation, racism, courtroom, legal, friendship, fighting the system, injustice, prejudice ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 80s, 20th century, 1960s ...
Place: new jersey, canada, toronto ontario canada
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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, emotional, heartbreaking ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: mental illness, suicide, psychiatrist, suicide attempt, psychiatric ward, borderline personality disorder, mentally unstable, coming of age, friendship, patient, female protagonist, mental institution ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: usa
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 7.3
 155K
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, humorous, witty, semi serious, offbeat ...
Plot: space wars, outer space, benign alien, mistaken identity, race against time, good versus evil, heroes, star, innocence, actor, spacecraft, space battle ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
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 7.7
 250K
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, witty, cult film, satirical, clever ...
Plot: office, workplace, dark humor, computer cracker, corporate world, suburbs, rebelliousness, obnoxious boss, unlikely criminals, dull life, blackmail, embezzlement ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: texas, usa, dallas texas, mexico
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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, cynical, romantic, clever, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: seduction, manipulation, bet, incest, femme fatale, virgin, female psychopath, brother sister relationship, loss of virginity, virginity, teenagers, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 18th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 7.8
 86K
October Sky (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Homer Hickam, a coal miner's son who was inspired by the first Sputnik launch to take up rocketry against his father's wishes, and eventually became a NASA scientist.
Style: realistic, inspirational, touching, sentimental, uplifting ...
Audience: date night, family outing, kids
Plot: follow your dream, generation gap, against the odds, teacher, small town, teenage life, mathematics, friendship, satellite, family relations, nasa, cold war ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1957, future
Place: west virginia, usa, appalachia, new jersey
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 7.2
 93K
Election (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, 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: cynical, witty, humorous, semi serious, suspense ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy
Plot: jealousy, teacher, satire, high school, election, party, infidelity, teachers and students, teenage life, society, lifestyle, campaign ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: nebraska, new york, washington d.c., usa, manhattan new york city ...
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 7.1
 165K
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: humorous, realistic, thought provoking, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: treasure hunt, gulf war, gold, anti war, culture clash, negotiation, rescue, racial slur, treasure, desert, military, sniper ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: iraq, middle east, kurdistan, arizona
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 6.4
 206K
Big Daddy (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A lazy law school grad adopts a kid to impress his girlfriend, but everything doesn't go as planned and he becomes the unlikely foster father.
Style: humorous, funny, sentimental, light, touching ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: child's point of view, adoption, immaturity, responsibility, parenthood, single father, slacker, parents and children, friends, bed wetting, love and romance, roommate ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
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