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.

41. Topsy-Turvy

Year of Release: 1999
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Biography/Comedy
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Mike Leigh
Actors: Allan Corduner, Dexter Fletcher, Timothy Spall, Jim Broadbent, Wendy Nottingham, Julia Rayner
Plot: After the failure of Princess Ida, the duo of Gilbert and Sullivan find their relationship strained to the breaking point. Yet their friends and associates have faith in them, and the duo stick together and the resulting play, The Mikado, becomes one of their biggest hits.

42. Beyond the Mat

Year of Release: 1999
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Documentary
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Barry W. Blaustein
Actors: Mick Foley, Vince McMahon, Jake Roberts, Terry Funk, Tony Jones, Michael Modest
Plot: A longtime professional wrestling fan takes a behind-the-scenes look at the popular form of entertainment to show you just how "fake" it truly is.

The documentary features interviews with many of the top stars at the time of the film's release.

43. Light It Up

Year of Release: 1999
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Craig Bolotin
Actors: Usher Raymond, Forest Whitaker, Rosario Dawson, Judd Nelson, Sara Gilbert, Vanessa Williams
Plot: On a freezing day in Queens, six students decide to take over their school after accidentally shooting a police officer in the leg. They want to be heard and make their schools and their lives better. They seek redemption in each other and in the eyes of the world, only to discover that violence begets violence, and intentions, no matter how good, always have a cross-purpose.

44. Three Kings

Year of Release: 1999
Overall Rating: 2.8 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Action/Adventure
MPAA Rating: R
Director: David O. Russell
Actors: George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Ice Cube, Spike Jonze, Cliff Curtis, Nora Dunn
Plot: At the conclusion of the Persian Gulf War a group of American soldiers find a map detailing the location of gold hidden near their base. Deciding to plunder the loot for themselves, they soon become involved with a moral crisis after finding out a group of Iraqi civilians face certain death at the hands of the Iraqi army if they don't intervene.

45. The Talented Mr. Ripley

Year of Release: 1999
Overall Rating: 2.8 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Crime/Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Anthony Minghella
Actors: Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law, Cate Blanchett, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jack Davenport
Plot: An adaptation of the novel by Patricia Highsmith. Young Tom Ripley discovers that his talent is to be someone else. At all costs.
The poor New Yorker in the 50's is trying to bring, Ricky, a son of the wealthy industrialist, back home from Europe. Instead, he kills Ricky and takes his place. He manages to escape the police, friends and relatives, but not his dark self.

46. Sweet and Lowdown

Year of Release: 1999
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Comedy/Drama
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Woody Allen
Actors: Sean Penn, Samantha Morton, Brad Garrett, Uma Thurman, Anthony LaPaglia, Vincent Guastaferro
Plot: A biopic of fictional 1930s jazz guitarist Emmett Ray and his many failures and triumphs as he goes through life.

47. The Mummy

Year of Release: 1999
Overall Rating: 2.7 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Action/Adventure
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Stephen Sommers
Actors: Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, Arnold Vosloo, Oded Fehr, Kevin J. O'Connor, Jonathan Hyde
Plot: In ancient Egypt high priest Imhotep was cursed for crimes against the pharoah. In 1923 an archeological dig unearths the priest and his vengeance will be felt.

48. Legend of 1900, The ( leggenda del pianista sull'oceano, La )

Year of Release: 1999
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama/Fantasy
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Giuseppe Tornatore
Actors: Tim Roth, Bill Nunn, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Cory Buck, Mélanie Thierry, Peter Vaughan

49. Man on the Moon

Year of Release: 1999
Overall Rating: 2.7 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Biography/Comedy
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Milos Forman
Actors: Jim Carrey, Danny DeVito, Paul Giamatti, Courtney Love, Michael Kelly, Vincent Schiavelli
Plot: The life and times of comedian Andy Kaufman.

50. Bird People in China, The ( Chûgoku no chôjin )

Year of Release: 1999
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: Japanese
Genre: Adventure/Comedy
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Takashi Miike
Actors: Masahiro Motoki, Renji Ishibashi, Mako, Li Li Wang, Michiko Kase, Tomohiko Okuda

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