Movie Releases by Score

Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace 1.

Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

May 19, 1999 | PG
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

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

March 31, 1999 | R
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

November 24, 1999 | G
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

September 15, 1999 | R
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:
84
User Score:
9.0
Princess Mononoke 6.

Princess Mononoke

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 Green Mile 7.

The Green Mile

December 10, 1999 | R
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:
8.5
The Blair Witch Project 8.

The Blair Witch Project

July 16, 1999 | R
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 Sixth Sense 9.

The Sixth Sense

August 6, 1999 | PG-13
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

August 6, 1999 | PG
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:
8.8
The Mummy 11.

The Mummy

May 7, 1999 | PG-13
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
South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut 12.

South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut

June 30, 1999 | TV-MA
A cinematic version of the popular animated television series.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
8.7
The Thin Red Line 13.

The Thin Red Line

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:
8.1
Magnolia 14.

Magnolia

December 17, 1999 | R
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:
4.6
Being John Malkovich 15.

Being John Malkovich

October 29, 1999 | R
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

July 16, 1999 | NC-17
A doctor (Tom Cruise) becomes obsessed with having a sexual experience after his wife, Alice (Nicole Kidman), confesses to having fantasies about a random servicemen she briefly encountered over a year ago.
Metascore:
68
User Score:
5.8
American Pie 17.

American Pie

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:
4.2
Sleepy Hollow 18.

Sleepy Hollow

November 19, 1999 | R
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
Tarzan 19.

Tarzan

June 18, 1999 | G
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:
7.9
Cruel Intentions 20.

Cruel Intentions

March 5, 1999 | R
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:
8.5
Pokémon: The First Movie - Mewtwo Strikes Back! 21.

Pokémon: The First Movie - Mewtwo Strikes Back!

November 10, 1999 | G
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:
7.5
Galaxy Quest 22.

Galaxy Quest

December 25, 1999 | PG
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:
8.4
Office Space 23.

Office Space

February 19, 1999 | TV-MA
A comedy about the angst of suburban twenty-somethings in modern office life.
Metascore:
68
User Score:
6.7
House on Haunted Hill 24.

House on Haunted Hill

October 29, 1999 | R
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:
3.6
The Talented Mr. Ripley 25.

The Talented Mr. Ripley

December 24, 1999 | R
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:
8.7
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels 26.

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

March 5, 1999 | R
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
Jawbreaker 27.

Jawbreaker

February 19, 1999 | R
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:
8.8
Election 28.

Election

April 23, 1999 | R
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
Following 29.

Following

April 2, 1999 | R
A young writer who follows strangers for material meets a thief who takes him under his wing.
Metascore:
60
User Score:
8.5
10 Things I Hate About You 30.

10 Things I Hate About You

March 31, 1999 | PG-13
A re-telling of Shakespeare's "The Taming of the Shrew," set in a modern-day Seattle high school.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
6.9
The World Is Not Enough 31.

The World Is Not Enough

November 19, 1999 | PG-13
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:
6.8
The Astronaut's Wife 32.

The Astronaut's Wife

August 27, 1999 | R
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:
2.9
Wild Wild West 33.

Wild Wild West

June 30, 1999 | PG-13
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:
6.1
Run Lola Run 34.

Run Lola Run

June 18, 1999 | R
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:
8.8
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me 35.

Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me

June 11, 1999 | PG-13
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:
8.8
Bicentennial Man 36.

Bicentennial Man

December 17, 1999 | PG
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:
8.1
Dogma 37.

Dogma

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:
8.7
Big Daddy 38.

Big Daddy

June 25, 1999 | PG-13
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:
8.1
8MM 39.

8MM

February 26, 1999 | R
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:
5.8
Go 40.

Go

April 9, 1999 | R
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
Notting Hill 41.

Notting Hill

May 28, 1999 | PG-13
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:
68
User Score:
8.2
Baby Geniuses 42.

Baby Geniuses

March 12, 1999 | PG
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:
3.1
Stir of Echoes 43.

Stir of Echoes

December 10, 1999 | R
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:
8.8
Deep Blue Sea 44.

Deep Blue Sea

July 28, 1999 | R
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:
6.4
Idle Hands 45.

Idle Hands

April 30, 1999 | R
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:
8.7
Analyze This 46.

Analyze This

March 5, 1999 | R
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
The Insider 47.

The Insider

November 5, 1999 | R
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:
8.6
End of Days 48.

End of Days

November 24, 1999 | R
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
Molly 49.

Molly

October 8, 1999 | PG-13
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:
7.6
eXistenZ 50.

eXistenZ

April 23, 1999 | R
A psychosexual mindbender from director David Cronenberg.
Metascore:
68
User Score:
5.3
Any Given Sunday 51.

Any Given Sunday

December 22, 1999 | R
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:
7.8
October Sky 52.

October Sky

February 19, 1999 | PG
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:
8.4
The 13th Warrior 53.

The 13th Warrior

August 27, 1999 | R
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:
7.8
Wing Commander: Space Will Never Be the Same 54.

Wing Commander: Space Will Never Be the Same

March 12, 1999 | PG-13
A futuristic outer space dogfight adventure starring Freddie Prinze Jr.
Metascore:
21
User Score:
5.2
Girl, Interrupted 55.

Girl, Interrupted

December 21, 1999 | R
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:
7.5
The Straight Story 56.

The Straight Story

October 15, 1999 | G
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
SLC Punk! 57.

SLC Punk!

April 16, 1999 | R
To grow up in America is to, at one point or another, rebel against the world around you. If you're Stevo (Lillard) and you live in Reagan-era Salt Lake City, then, well...you just have to rebel a little bit harder. To this recent grad, the world is his enemy, anarchy his religion, and the Ramones, The Specials and the Dead Kennedys his muses. As he takes us on a guided tour of his life, we meet all sorts of punks, poseurs, mods, freaks and a few others best described as indescribable. Stevo's ex-hippie father sees his lifestyle as a rite of passage and urges him to attend Harvard Law School like himself. Not to sell out to the system, but to buy in. For Stevo, underneath the mohawk haircuts, earrings and leather, the idea, painfully, has some merit. The question becomes; how do you stay hard-core and still hope for a life beyond? [Sony Pictures Clasics]
Metascore:
50
User Score:
8.8
Boys Don't Cry 58.

Boys Don't Cry

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:
7.7
The Very Thought of You 59.

The Very Thought of You

August 27, 1999 | R
Three lifelong friends independently meet and fall in love with the same woman.
Metascore:
43
User Score:
8.1
Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo 60.

Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo

December 10, 1999 | R
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:
7.5
The Bachelor 61.

The Bachelor

November 5, 1999 | PG-13
A tale of love and its motivating factors, The Bachelor is a contemporary update of the 1925 Buster Keaton classic "Seven Chances." Jimmie Shannon (O'Donnell) is a confirmed bachelor who has 24 hours to find a bride and get married in order to collect a $100 million inheritance. (New Line Cinema)
Metascore:
31
User Score:
8.2
The Legend of 1900 62.

The Legend of 1900

October 29, 1999 | R
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
Drive Me Crazy 63.

Drive Me Crazy

October 1, 1999 | PG-13
Nicole (Hart) and Chase (Grenier) live next door to each other - but are worlds apart. When both find themselves dateless, they reluctantly join forces to navigate the land mines of high school love. Unexpectedly, Nicole and Chase find that the one they always wanted was closer than they ever realized. (20th Century Fox)
Metascore:
42
User Score:
8.1
Happy, Texas 64.

Happy, Texas

October 1, 1999 | PG-13
Two runaway convicts disguise themselves as gay pageant directors in a little Texas town.
Metascore:
62
User Score:
7.3
Three Kings 65.

Three Kings

October 1, 1999 | R
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:
8.7
Blue Streak 66.

Blue Streak

September 17, 1999 | PG-13
Martin Lawrence plays a jewel thief who impersonates a police officer and teams with an unsuspecting rookie partner (Wilson) in order to recover a diamond he once hid in the police station's ventilation system.
Metascore:
46
User Score:
8.6
Bowfinger 67.

Bowfinger

August 13, 1999 | PG-13
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:
8.7
The Thomas Crown Affair 68.

The Thomas Crown Affair

August 6, 1999 | R
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:
6.9
Runaway Bride 69.

Runaway Bride

July 30, 1999 | PG
In a last-ditch effort to save his tarnished career, a big-city reporter (Gere) chases a scoop about a mercurial, small-town girl (Roberts) known as the Runaway Bride due to her habit of leaving her grooms-to-be at the altar.
Metascore:
39
User Score:
8.1
The Haunting 70.

The Haunting

July 23, 1999 | TV-14
When Eleanor, Theo, and Luke decide to take part in a sleep study at a huge mansion they get more than they bargained for when Dr. Marrow tells them of the house's ghostly past.
Metascore:
42
User Score:
8.5
Arlington Road 71.

Arlington Road

July 9, 1999 | R
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
Entrapment 72.

Entrapment

April 30, 1999 | PG-13
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:
8.2
Life 73.

Life

April 16, 1999 | R
Spanning sixty years, this is the story of two friends who are wrongly convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison at a Mississippi penitentiary.
Metascore:
63
User Score:
8.2
Never Been Kissed 74.

Never Been Kissed

April 9, 1999 | PG-13
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
Edtv 75.

Edtv

March 26, 1999 | PG-13
A satirical look at America's obsession for "reality" television.
Metascore:
48
User Score:
8.2
Blast from the Past 76.

Blast from the Past

February 12, 1999 | PG-13
A romantic comedy about the fallout of falling in love. At its center are two children of the Nuclear Age -- one a savvy, cynical, modern L.A. woman; the other an innocent, naïve young man cocooned since 1962 in a bomb shelter. (New Line)
Metascore:
48
User Score:
8.1
Payback 77.

Payback

February 5, 1999 | R
A thief plots revenge when he is betrayed by his wife and best friend.
Metascore:
46
User Score:
8.7
Simply Irresistible 78.

Simply Irresistible

February 5, 1999 | PG-13
A young department store manager (Flannery) finds himself falling in love against his will with a woman (Gellar) who has recently inherited a restaurant and whom he thinks may have strange magical powers.
Metascore:
27
User Score:
8.2
At First Sight 79.

At First Sight

January 15, 1999 | PG-13
The story of a young woman architect (Sorvino) who falls in love with a blind man (Kilmer). She encourages him to undergo a radical operation to restore his sight, but ultimately his truest vision comes from the love he finds in his heart. (MGM)
Metascore:
40
User Score:
8.7
Play It to the Bone 80.

Play It to the Bone

December 25, 1999 | R
Two best friends and former boxers (Banderas, Harrelson) travel to Las Vegas to fight in a big match for the first time. The only problem is that they will have to fight each other.
Metascore:
32
User Score:
6.1
Man on the Moon 81.

Man on the Moon

December 22, 1999 | R
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:
7.0
Stuart Little 82.

Stuart Little

December 17, 1999 | PG
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:
6.6
The Cider House Rules 83.

The Cider House Rules

December 10, 1999 | PG-13
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:
8.7
All About My Mother 84.

All About My Mother

November 19, 1999 | R
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:
8.5
Music of the Heart 85.

Music of the Heart

October 29, 1999 | PG
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:
8.6
Bats 86.

Bats

October 22, 1999 | R
Swarms of genetically altered bats blaze a path of terror through a sleepy Texas town. The only hope to stop the growing tide of devastation is a zoologist who studies bats (Meyer), her assistant (Leon), and the local sheriff (Phillips). (Destination Films)
Metascore:
23
User Score:
8.1
The Best Man 87.

The Best Man

October 22, 1999 | R
A revealing look at the more intimate side of life for a group of successful friends who are reunited when one of their college buddies gets married. (Universal Studios)
Metascore:
61
User Score:
8.2
Plunkett & Macleane 88.

Plunkett & Macleane

October 1, 1999 | R
Plunkett (Carlyle) is a highwayman who's partner is killed by the evil Chance. He soon hooks up with disgraced gentleman soldier Captain MacCleane (Miller) to continue infiltrate wealthy society in order to rob the rich and fund his move to America. MacCleane falls in love with Lady Rebecca Gibson (Tyler), pushing the partners' daring and loyalty to the limit.
Metascore:
44
User Score:
8.2
For Love of the Game 89.

For Love of the Game

September 17, 1999 | PG-13
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:
8.1
Stigmata 90.

Stigmata

September 10, 1999 | R
Frankie Paige (Arquette) is a hairdresser with a boyfriend. She may seem like a lot of other girls, but things happen to Frankie -- terrible things she can't understand or explain. And though she has tried everything to make them stop, they're just getting worse. (MGM)
Metascore:
28
User Score:
4.4
Outside Providence 91.

Outside Providence

September 1, 1999 | R
Timothy Dunphy, (aka. "Dunph," "Dildo") has a broken home, a three-legged dog and a full-blown attraction to trouble. After crashing into a parked police car, his father (Baldwin) packs him off to prep school -- where he's out of place, outclassed and seriously outnumbered. Now he's about to show everyone that even he can get a piece of class. (Miramax)
Metascore:
62
User Score:
8.6
Pushing Tin 92.

Pushing Tin

April 23, 1999 | R
An intense rivalry develops between two air traffic controllers (Cusack, Thornton) that threatens both their careers and marriages.
Metascore:
47
User Score:
6.7
The Out-of-Towners 93.

The Out-of-Towners

April 2, 1999 | PG-13
In this remake of Neil Simon's 1970 comedy, a couple visits New York City for a job interview and find themselves in a series of disastrous situations.
Metascore:
33
User Score:
7.8
Anywhere But Here 94.

Anywhere But Here

November 12, 1999 | PG-13
A comedy-drama about the evolving relationship between a mother and daughter who leave a small town behind and try to make a new life for themselves in Beverly Hills. (Twentieth Century Fox)
Metascore:
59
User Score:
6.3
The Bone Collector 95.

The Bone Collector

November 5, 1999 | R
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:
5.2
B. Monkey 96.

B. Monkey

September 10, 1999 | R
The dark and dangerous love story of B. (Argento), a wild and beautiful young girl, and Alan (Harris), the passionate and romantic young schoolteacher who falls head over heels in love with her. (Miramax)
Metascore:
49
User Score:
8.2
Ravenous 97.

Ravenous

March 19, 1999 | R
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:
7.5
Drop Dead Gorgeous 98.

Drop Dead Gorgeous

July 23, 1999 | PG-13
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:
4.6
Inspector Gadget 99.

Inspector Gadget

July 23, 1999 | PG
Matthew Broderick plays a bumbling detective in this film based on the animated television series.
Metascore:
36
User Score:
4.2
Lake Placid 100.

Lake Placid

July 16, 1999 | R
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

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