Top Movies of 1999


The top movies of 1999 list is calculated by community movie ratings and members' "Top Movies List". Lists are updated daily.

11. Perfect Blue

Year of Release: 1999
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: Japanese
Genre: Anime/Thriller
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Satoshi Kon
Actors: Bridget Hoffman, Wendee Lee, R. Martin Klein, Michael Lindsay, Richard Plantagenet, Jamieson Price
Plot: A retired pop idol begins a new career as a risque actress, but when she finds a website that has intimate details of her life, she begins to question her own life.

12. The Iron Giant

Year of Release: 1999
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Animation/Drama
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Brad Bird
Actors: Jennifer Aniston, Harry Connick Jr., Vin Diesel, James Gammon, Cloris Leachman, Christopher McDonald
Plot: A giant alien robot falls into a small Maine town in 1958. A 9-year-old boy becomes fast friends with the machine, but soon the government arrives with the intent to destroy the machine at any cost.

13. The Straight Story

Year of Release: 1999
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Adventure/Biography
MPAA Rating: G
Director: David Lynch
Actors: Richard Farnsworth, Sissy Spacek, Joseph A. Carpenter, Jane Galloway Heitz, Joseph A. Carpenter, Donald Wiegert
Plot: An old man takes a trek across the country on a lawn mower to visit his dying brother.

14. The Insider

Year of Release: 1999
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama/Historical
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Michael Mann
Actors: Russell Crowe, Al Pacino, Christopher Plummer, Diane Venora, Debi Mazar, Rip Torn
Plot: A researcher about Tobacco companies comes under scrutiny as his life is threatened because he wants to tell the true story about how the tobacco industry deals with addiction.

15. Being John Malkovich

Year of Release: 1999
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Fantasy/Comedy
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Spike Jonze
Actors: John Cusack, K.K. Dodds, John Malkovich, Cameron Diaz, Orson Bean, Catherine Keener
Plot: A skillful puppeteer finds the perfect puppet when he discovers a portal in his new office on a "half" floor. It leads him literally into the brain of John Malkovich. He and his discoveree try make a living off of others interests while his wife becomes jealous.

16. Sleepy Hollow

Year of Release: 1999
Overall Rating: 2.8 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Fantasy/Horror
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Tim Burton
Actors: Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Miranda Richardson, Michael Gambon, Casper Van Dien, Jeffrey Jones
Plot: Forensics expert Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate a string of gristly decapitations blamed on local legend The Headless Horseman.

17. Children of Heaven ( Bacheha-Ye aseman )

Year of Release: 1999
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: Persian
Genre: Comedy/Drama
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Majid Majidi
Actors: Amir Farrokh Hashemian, Mohammad Amir Naji, Bahare Seddiqi, Nafise Jafar-Mohammadi, Fereshte Sarabandi, Kamal Mirkarimi
Plot: Ali has lost his younger sister's shoes at the market. He comes up with a solution until he can somehow find a new pair: they will share his shoes.

18. Run Lola Run ( Lola rennt )

Year of Release: 1999
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: German
Genre: Thriller/Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Tom Tykwer
Actors: Franka Potente, Moritz Bleibtreu, Herbert Knaup, Nina Petri, Armin Rohde, Ludger Pistor
Plot: A women in Germany has 20 minutes to rob 100,00 Deutschmarks as each possible scenario runs through her head.

19. Open Your Eyes ( Abre los ojos )

Year of Release: 1999
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: Spanish
Genre: Drama/Romance
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Alejandro Amenabar
Actors: Penélope Cruz, Eduardo Noriega, Najwa Nimri, Chete Lera, Jorge de Juan, Fele Martínez
Plot: A handsome man how has everything is injured in a car accident in which he turns crazy - little does he know he may eventually lead a life he didn't really lead.

20. October Sky

Year of Release: 1999
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama/Biography
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Joe Johnston
Actors: Jake Gyllenhaal, Chris Cooper, Laura Dern, Chris Owen, William Lee Scott, Chad Lindberg
Plot: Based on true events, in the 1950's a coal miner's son is obsessed with the launching of Sputnik 1. It causes some conflict with his father, but leads to him building a rocket with his friends.

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