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Best movies of 1999

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People who added this item 2820 Average listal rating (1666 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8

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 6665 Average listal rating (4573 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.3


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 9251 Average listal rating (6801 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.8
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 1923 Average listal rating (1302 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.7
Office Space (1999)
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People who added this item 1638 Average listal rating (988 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.4
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People who added this item 580 Average listal rating (370 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.2
Go

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 3563 Average listal rating (2232 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.5
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People who added this item 1296 Average listal rating (734 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.2
Audition (1999)
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People who added this item 699 Average listal rating (474 ratings) 5.6 IMDB Rating 6.4
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 7222 Average listal rating (5149 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8.1
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People who added this item 2766 Average listal rating (1854 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.3
Dogma (1999)
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People who added this item 406 Average listal rating (232 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.5
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 883 Average listal rating (606 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 7.1
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 5480 Average listal rating (3766 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.3
Sleepy Hollow (1999)
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People who added this item 1055 Average listal rating (683 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.8
eXistenZ (1999)
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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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