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Best movies of 1999

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1. Magnolia (1999)

My second favorite film of all-time.

Magnolia introduced me to P.T. Anderson, and I've been a devoted fan ever since. The performances are exceptional all around (easily my favorite Tom Cruise performance by the way), each character is fully developed by the end, and there's so much going on throughout the film to both entertain and provoke thought. It's also beautifully shot and carefully put together, with scenes that embed themselves in your head long after it ends.

I could say more, but a search led me to discover that Roger Ebert has said it well enough.
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People who added this item 5979  Average listal rating (3932 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating 8.5 
2. American Beauty (1999)


I went to see American Beauty alone the weekend it opened...nobody wanted to go with me. So I was bummed beyond words when it ended & I had no one to discuss its greatness with.
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People who added this item 8116  Average listal rating (5186 ratings) 8.4  IMDB Rating 8.9 
3. Fight Club (1999)


One of the few movies that's as good as the book it was adapted from.
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People who added this item 1723  Average listal rating (1164 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.9 
4. Office Space (1999)
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People who added this item 528  Average listal rating (332 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 7.3 
5. Go (1999)

Okay. You sit down and read your paper, and you're enjoying your entire two-page comics spread. Right? And then there's the Family fucking Circus, bottom right-hand corner, just waiting to suck.
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People who added this item 1484  Average listal rating (887 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 7.5 
6. Man on the Moon (1999)
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People who added this item 3092  Average listal rating (1878 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.3 
7. Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
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People who added this item 1094  Average listal rating (595 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.3 
8. Audition (1999)
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People who added this item 653  Average listal rating (441 ratings) 5.5  IMDB Rating 6.4 
9. Bowfinger (1999)

Bowfinger: Do you have any experience in motion pictures?
Jiff: Uh, well, yeah, quite a bit, actually, I have quite a bit of experience. I'm an active, uh, renter at Blockbuster, and I, um, attend the filmed cinema, uh, as much as possible, weekly, bi-weekly, inter-week-... intermediately.
Bowfinger: Would you be willing to cut your hair?
Jiff: [sighs] Oh, yes, but, uh, it's usually better if someone else does it. I've had a few... accidents.
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People who added this item 6557  Average listal rating (4350 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 8.2 
10. The Sixth Sense (1999)
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People who added this item 2594  Average listal rating (1726 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 7.4 
11. Dogma (1999)
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People who added this item 378  Average listal rating (205 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.5 
12. SLC Punk! (1998)
U.S. release date: April 16, 1999


I rest my case on this: in a country of lost souls rebellion comes hard. But in a religiously oppressive city, where half it's population isn't even of that religion, it comes like fire.
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People who added this item 2034  Average listal rating (1356 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating 7.8 
13. South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999)
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People who added this item 791  Average listal rating (547 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating 7.1 
14. Payback (1999)

No, no, it's all right, he's just killing my alligator bags and shooting holes in my suits. Man, that's just MEAN. That's MEAN, man.
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People who added this item 5009  Average listal rating (3363 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.4 
15. Sleepy Hollow (1999)
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People who added this item 896  Average listal rating (589 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating 6.8 
16. eXistenZ (1999)
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Runners-up


Unwatched contenders


 

Top films listed in the order I like them, though repeat viewings could potentially rearrange said order. And of course the order could be further altered once I watch the "Unwatched contenders".

Runners-up and Unwatched contenders listed alphabetically.

If you'd asked my 1999 self...
1. Magnolia
2. American Beauty
3. Fight Club
4. Go
5. Man on the Moon
6. Office Space
7. Eyes Wide Shut
8. The Sixth Sense
9. Dogma
10. South Park: Bigger Longer and Uncut
11. Payback
12. Sleepy Hollow
13. The Matrix

By 1998, my taste had pretty well solidified. Which means the films listed above earned new places after I experienced the rest of the films on this list, none of which were experienced by me during 1999. I've included the above list just for the sake of reference and so it fits in with the annual lists made before it.

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Comments

Posted: 3 years, 6 months ago at Feb 11 21:47
Good to see your #1 film is right where it belongs. Magnolia is almost the type of movie where if someone doesn't like it, I become skeptical of everything else about said person.
Posted: 3 years, 6 months ago at Feb 11 23:36
Agreed!
Posted: 3 years, 5 months ago at Mar 7 17:59
WOOOWWWW !! Respect, dude... This is your BEST list!

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Posted: 3 years, 2 months ago at Jun 13 22:46
cool ones just saw it, its really great and thank thank thank you for putting bow finger. its so under rated! :)
Posted: 2 years, 10 months ago at Oct 24 14:38
i hear so many good reviews from ppl who read fight club i might just have to read it myself.
Posted: 2 years, 6 months ago at Feb 29 14:55
Good to see some love for Eyes Wide Shut!
Posted: 2 years, 6 months ago at Feb 29 16:04
Maybe one addition..."The Green Mile"?
Posted: 2 years, 6 months ago at Mar 1 4:32
@GM18 - The Green Mile is listed in my Runners-up section. :P
Posted: 2 years, 5 months ago at Mar 7 0:02
Oh yes you're right...But i would have put it higher...Even the thought of this film makes me cry my eyes out....:P
Posted: 2 years, 3 months ago at May 25 15:10
A very good list! I agree about most of the movies!

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