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Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace 1.

Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

Release Date: May 19, 1999
Stranded on the desert planet Tatooine after rescuing young Queen Amidala from the impending invasion of Naboo, Jedi apprentice Obi-Wan Kenobi and his Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn discover nine-year-old Anakin Skywalker, a young slave unusually strong in the Force. Anakin wins a thrilling Podrace and with it his freedom as he leaves his home to be trained as a Jedi. The heroes return to Naboo where Anakin and the Queen face massive invasion forces while the two Jedi contend with a deadly foe named Darth Maul. Only then do they realize the invasion is merely the first step in a sinister scheme by the re-emergent forces of darkness known as the Sith.
Metascore:
51
User Score:
6.1
Fight Club 2.

Fight Club

Release Date: October 15, 1999
TV-MA
The film's narrator (Norton) attends support groups of all kinds as a way to "experience" something within his unfeeling, commercial existence. On a business trip, he meets Tyler Durden (Pitt) who encourages them to form a fight club as a release for their latent aggressive tendencies.
Metascore:
66
User Score:
9.0
The Matrix 3.

The Matrix

Release Date: March 31, 1999
A computer hacker (Reeves) learns that his entire life has been a virtual dream, orchestrated by a strange class of computer overlords in the far future. He joins a resistance movement (led by Fishburne) to free humanity from lives of computerized brainwashing.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
9.0
Toy Story 2 4.

Toy Story 2

Release Date: November 24, 1999
The sequel to the landmark 1995 computer-animated blockbuster from Disney and Pixar. This time around, the fun and adventure continue when Andy goes off to cowboy camp and the toys are left to their own devices. Things shift into high gear when an obsessive toy collector kidnaps Woody -- who hasn't the slightest clue that he's a greatly valued collectible. (Disney/Pixar)
Metascore:
88
User Score:
8.8
American Beauty 5.

American Beauty

Release Date: September 15, 1999
Provoked by forbidden passions, Lester Burnham (Spacey) decides to make a few changes in his rut of a life, changes that are less midlife crisis than adolescence reborn. The freer he gets, the happier he gets, which is even more maddening to his wife, Carolyn (Bening), and daughter Jane (Birch) --especially when he turns his lustful gaze toward Jane's friend, the sultry Angela (Suvari). (Dreamworks SKG)
Metascore:
86
User Score:
9.0
Princess Mononoke 6.

Princess Mononoke

Release Date: October 29, 1999
TV-14
The mythological tale of a war between encroaching civilization and the beast gods of the forest. (Miramax)
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.9
The Blair Witch Project 7.

The Blair Witch Project

Release Date: July 16, 1999
On October 21, 1994, Heather Donahue, Joshua Leonard and Michael Williams hiked into Maryland's Black Hills Forest to shoot a documentary film on a local legend, The Blair Witch. They were never heard from again. One year later, their footage was found. The Blair Witch Project is their legacy. [Artisan Entertainment]
Metascore:
81
User Score:
6.9
The Green Mile 8.

The Green Mile

Release Date: December 10, 1999
Set on Death Row in a Southern prison in 1935, this is the remarkable story of a prison guard who develops a poignant, unusual relationship with one inmate who possesses a magical gift that is both mysterious and miraculous. (Castle Rock Entertainment)
Metascore:
61
User Score:
8.3
The Sixth Sense 9.

The Sixth Sense

Release Date: August 6, 1999
In this chilling, psychological thriller, 8-year-old Cole Sear (Osment) is haunted by a dark secret: he is visited by ghosts. Confused by his paranormal powers, Cole is too young to understand his purpose and too afraid to tell anyone about his anguish, except child psychologist Dr. Malcolm Crowe (Willis). As Dr. Crowe tries to uncover the ominous truth about Cole's supernatural abilities, the consequences for client and therapist are a jolt that awakens them both to something harrowing...and unexplainable. (Hollywood Pictures)
Metascore:
64
User Score:
8.9
The Iron Giant 10.

The Iron Giant

Release Date: August 6, 1999
A giant metal machine falls to Earth in 1950s Maine, frightening townspeople. However, the robot befriends a nine-year-old boy named Hogarth who must save it from the predjudices of the townspeople and from a government agent intent on destroying the robot.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.9
The Thin Red Line 11.

The Thin Red Line

Release Date: January 8, 1999
TV-MA
The Thin Red Line tells the story of a group of men, an Army Rifle company called C-for-Charlie, who change, suffer and ultimately make essential discoveries about themselves during the fierce World War II battle of Guadalcanal. (Fox)
Metascore:
78
User Score:
8.2
South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut 12.

South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut

Release Date: June 30, 1999
TV-MA
A cinematic version of the popular animated television series.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
8.8
Magnolia 13.

Magnolia

Release Date: December 17, 1999
On one random day in the San Fernando Valley, a dying father, a young wife, a male caretaker, a famous lost son, a police officer in love, a boy genius, an ex-boy genius, a game show host and an estranged daughter will each become part of a dazzling multiplicity of plots, but one story. [New Line Cinema]
Metascore:
77
User Score:
4.8
The Mummy 14.

The Mummy

Release Date: May 7, 1999
A full-scale re-imagining of Universal Pictures' seminal 1932 film, The Mummy is a rousing, suspenseful and horrifying epic about an expedition of treasure-seeking explorers in the Sahara Desert in 1925. [Universal Pictures]
Metascore:
48
User Score:
8.8
Being John Malkovich 15.

Being John Malkovich

Release Date: October 29, 1999
An out-of-work puppeteer takes a filing clerk job on the cramped 7 ½ floor of an office building where he discovers a hidden tunnel allowing him to enter the mind and life of actor John Malkovich for 15 mintues before being ejected onto the New Jersey Turnpike.
Metascore:
90
User Score:
8.8
Eyes Wide Shut 16.

Eyes Wide Shut

Release Date: July 16, 1999
A doctor (Cruise) becomes obsessed with having a sexual experience after his wife, Alice (Kidman), confesses to having fantasies about a random servicemen she briefly encountered over a year ago.
Metascore:
68
User Score:
6.1
American Pie 17.

American Pie

Release Date: July 9, 1999
Unrated
Four high school friends enter into a pact to lose their virginity before graduation, encountering apple pies and other embarrassing speedbumps along the way.
Metascore:
58
User Score:
4.4
Tarzan 18.

Tarzan

Release Date: June 18, 1999
With his wisecracking ape buddy Terk and neurotic elephant pal Tantor, Tarzan learns to survive in the animal kingdom. His "Two Worlds" collide with the arrival of humans, forcing Tarzan to choose between a "civilized" life with the beautiful Jane and the life he knows and loves with his gorilla family.
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.8
Office Space 19.

Office Space

Release Date: February 19, 1999
TV-MA
A comedy about the angst of suburban twenty-somethings in modern office life.
Metascore:
68
User Score:
6.7
Sleepy Hollow 20.

Sleepy Hollow

Release Date: November 19, 1999
In woods near the tiny New England village of Sleepy Hollow in the late 18th century, Icabod Crane (Depp) is sent to investigate a series of murders reportedly commited by a headless horseman.
Metascore:
65
User Score:
8.8
Galaxy Quest 21.

Galaxy Quest

Release Date: December 25, 1999
Nearly twenty years after their hit TV seriers was canceled, the five stars of "Galaxy Quest" are still in costume, making appearances at science fiction conventions for their legions of die-hard fans. They unexpectedly find themselves back in action when a group of aliens arrive at a convention and whisk Commander Taggart (Allen) and his crew into space to help them in their all-too-real war against a deadly adversary. (Dreamworks)
Metascore:
70
User Score:
8.5
Pokémon: The First Movie - Mewtwo Strikes Back! 22.

Pokémon: The First Movie - Mewtwo Strikes Back!

Release Date: November 10, 1999
A scientist genetically clones creatures from the Pokemon named Mew, creating Mewtwo, which begins cloning other Pokemons resulting in disastrous circumstances. The film ends with the message that fighting is futile and wrong.
Metascore:
35
User Score:
7.6
10 Things I Hate About You 23.

10 Things I Hate About You

Release Date: March 31, 1999
A re-telling of Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew," set in a modern-day Seattle high school.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
7.0
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels 24.

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

Release Date: March 5, 1999
In this wild comedy of errors, a group of London friends find themselves deep in debt to an unsavory underworld figure.
Metascore:
66
User Score:
8.3
Wild Wild West 25.

Wild Wild West

Release Date: June 30, 1999
A retro epic that mixes witty science fiction with hip-hop savoir-faire -- all set against a Western background. (Warner Bros.)
Metascore:
38
User Score:
5.0
The Talented Mr. Ripley 26.

The Talented Mr. Ripley

Release Date: December 24, 1999
In the 1950's, a young American, Mr. Ripley (Damon), is sent to Europe to retrieve a spoiled millionaire playboy (Law). When the errand fails, Ripley kills the playboy and assumes his life.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.8
Baby Geniuses 27.

Baby Geniuses

Release Date: March 12, 1999
Two doctors (Turner and Lloyd) set out to dominate the world once they discover they can crack the code to a secret baby language.
Metascore:
6
User Score:
3.2
Big Daddy 28.

Big Daddy

Release Date: June 25, 1999
When his girlfriend (Adams) dumps him because he's not committed to having a family, an out-of-luck would-be lawyer (Sandler) adopts a 6-year-old boy in the hopes of winning her back.
Metascore:
41
User Score:
8.2
The Insider 29.

The Insider

Release Date: November 5, 1999
This is the true story of Jeffrey Wigand (Crowe), the tobacco executive-turned-whistleblower and his relationship with "60 Minutes" producer Lowell Bergman (Pacino).
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.7
Bicentennial Man 30.

Bicentennial Man

Release Date: December 17, 1999
Follows the life and times of Andrew (Williams), a robot purchased by the Martin family as a household appliance programmed to perform menial tasks. As Andrew begins to experience emotions and creative thought, the Martins soon discover they don't have an ordinary robot. (Touchstone Pictures)
Metascore:
42
User Score:
7.4
Dogma 31.

Dogma

Release Date: November 12, 1999
TV-14
The latest battle in the eternal war between Good and Evil has come to New Jersey in the late, late 20th Century. In Kevin Smith's comic fantasia Dogma, angels, demons, apostles and prophets (of a sort) walk among the cynics and innocents of America and duke it out for the fate of humankind. (Lions Gate Films)
Metascore:
62
User Score:
8.8
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me 32.

Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me

Release Date: June 11, 1999
Austin (Myers) must time travel back to the Swinging Sixties, regain his mojo and save the world from destruction. (New Line Cinema)
Metascore:
59
User Score:
8.7
Notting Hill 33.

Notting Hill

Release Date: May 28, 1999
Anna Scott (Roberts) is the world's most famous movie star. William Thacker (Grant) owns a travel bookstore. When Anna and William's paths unexpectedly cross in the eclectic neighborhood of Notting Hill, romance is the last thing on their minds. This charming romantic comedy proves that love can spring from even the most unlikely of circumstances. (Universal Pictures)
Metascore:
66
User Score:
7.6
Election 34.

Election

Release Date: April 23, 1999
This satirical comedy uses a high school election as the backdrop to take an uncommon look at ambition, morality, desire, love and the lies we never cease telling ourselves. [Paramount Pictures]
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.9
8MM 35.

8MM

Release Date: February 26, 1999
Tom Welles (Cage) is a family man with a modest home-based private investigation business living a simple life in Pennsylvania -- until a reel of crudely shot eight millimeter film sends him down a gritty and frightening path into society's darkest corners. (Sony)
Metascore:
19
User Score:
3.4
October Sky 36.

October Sky

Release Date: February 19, 1999
Based on Homer H. Hickman's memoir "Rocket Boys," this film begins in 1957 with Russia's historic launch of the Sputnik satellite and chronicles its impact on a group of boys in West Virginia.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
8.5
Deep Blue Sea 37.

Deep Blue Sea

Release Date: July 28, 1999
Researchers aboard the floating laboratory Aquatica have been playing God and now, the terror of Judgment Day has arrived. (Warner Bros.)
Metascore:
54
User Score:
3.8
The World Is Not Enough 38.

The World Is Not Enough

Release Date: November 19, 1999
Bond (Pierce Brosnan), feeling responsible for the death of a British oil tycoon friend, takes the position as bodyguard to the daughter (Sophie Marceau) of the slain man, while trying to catch his killer.
Metascore:
57
User Score:
6.4
Boys Don't Cry 39.

Boys Don't Cry

Release Date: October 8, 1999
TV-MA
Based on a true story, Brandon Teena (Swank) is the popular new "guy" in a tiny Nebraska town and falls in love with local girl Lana (Sevigny). When it is revealed that Brandon is actually a woman, Lana's family and friends put Brandon's life in jeopardy.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
7.6
The Straight Story 40.

The Straight Story

Release Date: October 15, 1999
The true story of Alvin Straight (Farnsworth) who rides his 1961 lawnmower from Laurens, Iowa, to Mt. Zion, Wisconsin, to visit his estranged brother after the latter suffers a stroke.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.3
The 13th Warrior 41.

The 13th Warrior

Release Date: August 27, 1999
Ibn Fahdlan (Banderas), an important emissary who is banished from his homeland, comes across a band of Norse warriors who coerce him into joining them when they are summoned to fight mysterious creatures legendary for consuming every living thing in their path. Eventually surrounded by the frightening and ferocious foe, Ibn must conquer his personal fears and help battle the illusive invaders who emerge out of the shroud of fog in the black of night. (Touchstone Pictures)
Metascore:
42
User Score:
7.6
Following 42.

Following

Release Date: April 2, 1999
A young writer who follows strangers for material meets a thief who takes him under his wing.
Metascore:
60
User Score:
8.6
Wing Commander: Space Will Never Be the Same 43.

Wing Commander: Space Will Never Be the Same

Release Date: March 12, 1999
A futuristic outer space dogfight adventure starring Freddie Prinze Jr.
Metascore:
21
User Score:
4.7
Analyze This 44.

Analyze This

Release Date: March 5, 1999
When a mob boss (De Niro) suddenly starts to have panic attacks, he enlists the help of a reluctant psychiatrist (Crystal).
Metascore:
61
User Score:
8.7
Girl, Interrupted 45.

Girl, Interrupted

Release Date: December 21, 1999
In the 1960's a young woman (Ryder) commits herself to a mental institute after being diagnosed with BPD (Borderline Personality Disorder). Based on writer Susanna Kaysen's account of her 18-month stay at a mental hospital.
Metascore:
51
User Score:
7.3
The Legend of 1900 46.

The Legend of 1900

Release Date: October 29, 1999
An epic story of a young man (Roth) who is born on January 1, 1900, and thus his name Nineteen Hundred. He grows up always having lived on an ocean liner, becoming a talented pianist.
Metascore:
58
User Score:
8.6
Cruel Intentions 47.

Cruel Intentions

Release Date: March 5, 1999
Set in modern-day Manhattan, this is an adaptation of "Les Liaisons Dangereuses," the classic and scandalous Pierre Laclos novel of sexual manipulation and romantic war games first published in 1782. (Columbia TriStar)
Metascore:
56
User Score:
8.2
Man on the Moon 48.

Man on the Moon

Release Date: December 22, 1999
Jim Carrey stars as the late Andy Kaufman, who was considered one of the most innovative, eccentric and enigmatic performers of his time. [Universal Pictures]
Metascore:
58
User Score:
7.2
All About My Mother 49.

All About My Mother

Release Date: November 19, 1999
This is the story of a mother (Roth) recovering from the death of her teenage son. She travels to Barcelona to find her son's father and revisits many places of her youth.
Metascore:
87
User Score:
8.4
The Very Thought of You 50.

The Very Thought of You

Release Date: August 27, 1999
Three lifelong friends independently meet and fall in love with the same woman.
Metascore:
43
User Score:
7.8
Ravenous 51.

Ravenous

Release Date: March 19, 1999
Set during the Mexican-American War, this is the story of a group of American soldiers that are trapped in the Sierras in the midst of a terrible blizzard when one of the soldiers (Carlyle) snaps and becomes a cannibalistic maniac.
Metascore:
46
User Score:
7.3
Any Given Sunday 52.

Any Given Sunday

Release Date: December 22, 1999
Professional football provides the action-packed backdrop of Oliver Stone's look at contemporary society through the dynamic prism of professional sports. [Warner Brothers]
Metascore:
52
User Score:
6.2
Three Kings 53.

Three Kings

Release Date: October 1, 1999
A small group of adventurous American soldiers (Clooney, Whalberg, Ice Cube, Jonze) in Iraq at the end of the Gulf War is determined to steal a huge cache of gold reputed to be hidden somewhere near their desert base. Finding a map they believe will take them to the gold, the soldiers embark on a journey that leads to unexpected discoveries, enabling them to rise to a heroic challenge that drastically changes their lives. (Warner Brothers)
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.8
Drop Dead Gorgeous 54.

Drop Dead Gorgeous

Release Date: July 23, 1999
A wickedly colorful, twisted comedy, Drop Dead Gorgeous probes the heart of a small Minnesota town where a fictional teen beauty pageant has unleashed a fury of very unladylike behavior. (New Line Cinema)
Metascore:
28
User Score:
4.3
The Cider House Rules 55.

The Cider House Rules

Release Date: December 10, 1999
This is the story of a compassionate young man (Maguire), raised in an orphanage and trained to be a doctor by the abortionist (Caine) who runs the orphanage.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
8.8
House on Haunted Hill 56.

House on Haunted Hill

Release Date: October 29, 1999
Decades after the Vannacutt Psychiatric Institute for the Criminally Insane was closed, five strangers are invited to spend a night there. Their reward is a million dollars each. All they have to do is stay alive. (Warner Bros.)
Metascore:
28
User Score:
1.3
Double Jeopardy 57.

Double Jeopardy

Release Date: September 24, 1999
Framed for the murder of her husband, Libby Parsons (Judd) survives the long years in prison with two burning desires sustaining her -- finding her son and solving the mystery that destroyed her once-happy life. Standing between her and her quest, however, is her parole officer (Jones). (Paramount Pictures)
Metascore:
40
User Score:
4.2
Run Lola Run 58.

Run Lola Run

Release Date: June 18, 1999
In a breathtaking race against the clock, a young woman has 20 minutes to find 100,000 marks or her boyfriend will be killed.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
8.9
Idle Hands 59.

Idle Hands

Release Date: April 30, 1999
Anton Tobias (Sawa) wakes up Halloween morning to discover-after watching some TV and perusing the contents of the fridge, oblivious to the pool of blood on the floor-that his parents have been turned into a couple of headless Halloween decorations. After hanging out with his equally irresponsible friends, Mick (Green) and Pnub (Henson), Anton discovers that his right hand has a very bloodthirsty mind of its own, and it's hell-bent on wreaking deadly havoc with or without him. [Sony]
Metascore:
31
User Score:
8.8
The King and I 60.

The King and I

Release Date: March 19, 1999
An animated version of the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical.
Metascore:
29
User Score:
4.5
The Hurricane 61.

The Hurricane

Release Date: December 29, 1999
In Norman Jewison's moving biopic, boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter (Washington) is convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison in 1967 while steadfastly maintaining and professing his innocence. After being contacted by an admiring teenager living in Canada (Shannon), a series of events leads to the assemblage of a legal team which gives him hope for release.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
7.6
Stuart Little 62.

Stuart Little

Release Date: December 17, 1999
Stuart (voiced by Michael J. Fox) is a little guy with a big heart, not to mention whiskers, a little pink nose and a really dapper wardrobe. When he's adopted by the Littles (a human family played by Davis, Lipnicki and Laurie) he embarks on adventures with a variety of characters -- including his nemesis, family cat Snowbell (voiced by Nathan Lane) -- and learns the true meaning of family, loyalty and friendship. (Columbia Tristar)
Metascore:
61
User Score:
6.7
Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo 63.

Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo

Release Date: December 10, 1999
A fish tank cleaner (Schneider) becomes a male gigolo after being mistaken for one while housesitting a male gigolo's house.
Metascore:
30
User Score:
4.8
Stir of Echoes 64.

Stir of Echoes

Release Date: December 10, 1999
After being hypnotized by his sister-in-law (Douglas) at a party, Chicago telephone lineman Tom Witzkey (Bacon) begins to see haunting visions of a murdered girl's ghost and struggles with his sanity when he realizes that he now has the power to see spirits.
Metascore:
67
User Score:
8.7
The Bone Collector 65.

The Bone Collector

Release Date: November 5, 1999
A diabolical killer whose brutal slayings leave a trail of cryptic messages hidden at the scene of the crime is loose on the streets of Manhattan. As the city lies in fear, a gifted but disabled detective (Washington) teams with a rookie street cop (Jolie) to go inside the mind of this terrifying madman and defeat him at his own game. (Universal Studios)
Metascore:
45
User Score:
5.4
Whiteboyz 66.

Whiteboyz

Release Date: October 8, 1999
A funny and searing look at America's youth struggling to find their place amidst a sea of designer labels in an image-driven society. Flip (Hoch) is the hip hop poet of his own white boy crew. The son of a working class Iowa family, Flip just wants "to keep it real" by moving into the Chicago ghetto to live and write million-dollar rap hits like his heroes. (Fox Searchlight)
Metascore:
45
User Score:
8.0
Bowfinger 67.

Bowfinger

Release Date: August 13, 1999
Bobby Bowfinger, a nearly bankrupt aspiring movie producer-director, is about to take one last shot at fame and fortune. Desperate to hit the big time, the hapless dreamer recruits a motley crew of aspiring misfits, including an eager nerd, an ambitious ingenue and an overthe-hill diva. With their help, Bowfinger embarks on a radical, ingenious scheme to trick the biggest name in movies into becoming the star of his ultra-low budget film. (Universal Pictures)
Metascore:
71
User Score:
8.8
Inspector Gadget 68.

Inspector Gadget

Release Date: July 23, 1999
Matthew Broderick plays a bumbling detective in this film based on the animated television series.
Metascore:
36
User Score:
4.3
Lake Placid 69.

Lake Placid

Release Date: July 16, 1999
Its placid waters complement the pristine Maine wilderness it borders. This tranquil setting is probably the last place you'd expect a gruesome fatality. But then it's also the last place you?d expect to find a 30-foot, narrow-snouted, multi-toothed, reptilian of the species Crocodylus. An eating machine more commonly known as a crocodile. (20th Century Fox)
Metascore:
34
User Score:
6.0
The Thirteenth Floor 70.

The Thirteenth Floor

Release Date: May 28, 1999
A sci-fi thriller that explores the ominous possibility of computer-simulated universes, where people only believe they are real. (Sony)
Metascore:
36
User Score:
2.7
Entrapment 71.

Entrapment

Release Date: April 30, 1999
Sparks fly as Catherine Zeta-Jones, an insurance agent, charms her way into doing business with Sean Connery, an aging thief. The two team up to pull off a big heist in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Metascore:
54
User Score:
6.3
eXistenZ 72.

eXistenZ

Release Date: April 23, 1999
A psychosexual mindbender from director David Cronenberg.
Metascore:
68
User Score:
3.3
End of Days 73.

End of Days

Release Date: November 24, 1999
As the millennium approaches, Satan (Byrne) has returned to Earth to search for a woman (Tunney) to bear his child. It is body guard and former policeman Jericho Cane's (Schwarzenegger) duty to protect her from harm.
Metascore:
33
User Score:
8.5
42: Forty Two Up 74.

42: Forty Two Up

Release Date: November 17, 1999
Not Rated
Director Michael Apted revisits the same group of British-born adults after a 7 year wait. One of the most interesting film experiments ever. This time the group is 42, with eleven of the original fourteen still being documented.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.6
Bringing Out the Dead 75.

Bringing Out the Dead

Release Date: October 22, 1999
Surrounded by the injured and the dying, EMS paramedic Frank (Cage) is dwelling in an urban night-world, crumbling under the accumulated weight of too many years of saving and losing lives. The film follows Frank over the course of fifty-six hours in his life - two days and three nights on the job - as he reaches the very brink of spiritual collapse and redemption. (Paramount Pictures)
Metascore:
70
User Score:
4.0
The Astronaut's Wife 76.

The Astronaut's Wife

Release Date: August 27, 1999
Spencer, an honored astronaut (Depp) and his beautiful school-teacher wife Jillian (Theron) face an inexplicable terror when Spencer loses total consciousness while on a routine space shuttle mission, returning home just barely alive and a bewildered, changed hero. (New Line Cinema)
Metascore:
37
User Score:
1.8
The Rage: Carrie 2 77.

The Rage: Carrie 2

Release Date: March 12, 1999
Sequel to the 1976 horror thriller, Carrie 2 is a supernatural thriller about a teenage loner whose telekinetic powers awaken when she becomes the focus of a cruel high school joke. (MGM)
Metascore:
42
User Score:
4.0
Jawbreaker 78.

Jawbreaker

Release Date: February 19, 1999
Courtney Shane (McGowan), Julie Freeman (Gayheart), Marcie Fox (Benz), and Liz Purr (Roldan) are all best friends. They are at the height of their popularity when an innocent birthday prank accidentally kills Liz, the sweetest member of the clique. During their panicked attempt to cover up the murder, the class nerd, Fern Mayo (Greer), stumbles upon them. In order to keep Fern quiet Courtney offers to make her popular, and the results are a dark, comical Faustian tale of corruption, redemption and makeover madness! [Sony]
Metascore:
22
User Score:
8.9
Message in a Bottle 79.

Message in a Bottle

Release Date: February 12, 1999
Walking along a deserted stretch of coastline, Theresa Osborne discovers a moving, passionate message in a bottle. The letter's poetry and heartache reach Theresa, and her search for the author leads her to the Outer Banks of North Carolina, to a sailboat builder named Garret Blake. (Warner Bros.)
Metascore:
39
User Score:
6.7
Payback 80.

Payback

Release Date: February 5, 1999
A thief plots revenge when he is betrayed by his wife and best friend.
Metascore:
46
User Score:
8.7
Sweet and Lowdown 81.

Sweet and Lowdown

Release Date: December 3, 1999
Woody Allen's latest film is the fanciful biography of a legendary jazz guitarist, Emmet Ray, who clashed with lovers, gangsters, musicians and success itself in the 1930's Jazz scene. Sean Penn stars as the fictional musical genius who during the Swing Era was on his way up but could never settle down. (Sony Pictures Classics)
Metascore:
70
User Score:
8.1
American Movie 82.

American Movie

Release Date: November 5, 1999
The story of Mark Borchardt, the ultimate independent filmmaker from Wisconsin, who attempts to raise money to finish "Coven," his short film, in order to have the funds to produce his next vision. Borchardt relies on his best friend and his mother to fill many roles in the process including acting and camera operating, and he even convinces his old Uncle Bill to invest in his film.
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.2
Music of the Heart 83.

Music of the Heart

Release Date: October 29, 1999
Story of a Harlem schoolteacher's (Streep) struggle to teach violin to inner-city kids. They eventually perform at Carnegie Hall.
Metascore:
54
User Score:
8.7
The Omega Code 84.

The Omega Code

Release Date: October 15, 1999
Never before has modern technology uncovered such profound mathematical complexities as revealed within the Bible Code. The Omega Code combines recent discoveries of the Bible Code phenomenon with edge of your seat suspense and psychological horror to weave a millennial tale of international intrigue. (Providence Entertainment)
Metascore:
14
User Score:
5.2
The Limey 85.

The Limey

Release Date: October 8, 1999
Acclaimed director Steven Soderbergh's latest film follows the exploits of Wilson (Stamp), a tough English ex-con who travels to Los Angeles to avenge his daughter's death. (Artisan Entertainment)
Metascore:
73
User Score:
6.6
The Thomas Crown Affair 86.

The Thomas Crown Affair

Release Date: August 6, 1999
Based on the 1968 film of the same name, this sophisticated thriller combines the action of an art heist and an intense love story. (MGM)
Metascore:
72
User Score:
4.4
Arlington Road 87.

Arlington Road

Release Date: July 9, 1999
A gripping contemporary thriller about the terrible truths that can hide behind everyday appearances, Arlington Road is an intense, edge-of-your-seat journey that reveals just how little we know about the world around us. (Sony Pictures)
Metascore:
65
User Score:
8.6
Summer of Sam 88.

Summer of Sam

Release Date: July 2, 1999
An Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx is terrorized during David Berkowitz's (aka Son of Sam) 1977 murder spree.
Metascore:
67
User Score:
1.3
Go 89.

Go

Release Date: April 9, 1999
Set over a 24-hour period in L.A. and Las Vegas, this unconventionally structured comedy is told from the decidedly off-center perspectives of three parties involved in the outrageous events that surround a botched drug deal. (Columbia TriStar)
Metascore:
72
User Score:
8.8
Never Been Kissed 90.

Never Been Kissed

Release Date: April 9, 1999
A Chicago newspaper reporter (Barrymore) who goes undercover at a high school to research an article gets the chance to relive her teen years. (20th Century Fox)
Metascore:
60
User Score:
8.7
Angela's Ashes 91.

Angela's Ashes

Release Date: December 22, 1999
Based on the best selling autobiography by Frank McCourt, Angela's Ashes is the story of young Frankie and his siblings being raised in abject poverty in the slums of Limerick.
Metascore:
54
User Score:
7.0
The War Zone 92.

The War Zone

Release Date: December 10, 1999
For fifteen-year old Tom (Cunliffe), the war zone is at the heart of his seemingly happy middle-class family. Nothing can prepare him for the terrible secret that binds his father (Winstone) and his seventeen-year-old sister Jessie (Belmont). Isolated, confused and consumed by adolescent anger, Tom is determined to reveal the truth. (Lot 47 Films)
Metascore:
68
User Score:
8.0
Train of Life 93.

Train of Life

Release Date: November 5, 1999
This haunting and powerful comedy is both the story of a village's dream and a suspenseful tale of great escape. (Paramount Classics)
Metascore:
62
User Score:
8.1
The Mating Habits of the Earthbound Human 94.

The Mating Habits of the Earthbound Human

Release Date: October 8, 1999
A quirky, irreverent and unique "mockumentary" look at sexual attraction, love, single life, and dating in the late nineties as seen through the eyes of a misinformed, though completely authoritative extra-terrestrial narrator. (Welb Film Pursuits)
Metascore:
26
User Score:
8.4
Molly 95.

Molly

Release Date: October 8, 1999
Molly McKay (Shue) is a mentally challenged young woman whose genius is unleashed after she undergoes a program of highly experimental treatments. (MGM)
Metascore:
21
User Score:
8.0
Mystery, Alaska 96.

Mystery, Alaska

Release Date: October 1, 1999
A publicity stunt turns into the ultimate lopsided competition when the world-famous New York Rangers face off against the team from Mystery, Alaska, a hockey-loving town of only 633 people. (Hollywood Pictures)
Metascore:
49
User Score:
8.4
For Love of the Game 97.

For Love of the Game

Release Date: September 17, 1999
A provocative look into the professional and personal passions of a major league baseball player, who in the twilight of a successful career is forced to reconcile a lifetime of decisions that have been clouded by the trappings of fame. (Universal Pictures)
Metascore:
43
User Score:
7.7
Black Cat, White Cat 98.

Black Cat, White Cat

Release Date: September 10, 1999
The film centers around a group of gypsies who live on the banks of the Danube River. (USA Films)
Metascore:
73
User Score:
8.0
All the Little Animals 99.

All the Little Animals

Release Date: September 3, 1999
Fleeing from his evil stepfather, a mentally challenged young man (Bale) escapes to the English countryside. In his travels, he befriends an eccentric old man (Hurt) who spends his days burying animals killed by speeding motorists.
Metascore:
51
User Score:
7.8
Mystery Men 100.

Mystery Men

Release Date: August 6, 1999
By day, they're a bunch of losers, but by night, they're the Mystery Men...a rag team of superhero wannabes who emerge from the darkness to fight the evil madman Cassanova Frankenstein and his disco-dancing henchmen. (Universal Pictures)
Metascore:
65
User Score:
8.2