When an alien species visits Earth looking for help, they know who to call: the stars of Galaxy Quest, a once popular TV show whose cast now appears at science fiction conventions. Thinking that the Galaxy Quest stars are actually intergalactic heroes, the aliens recruit the group of washed-up actors to save their world from invasion. Directed by Dean Parisot. With Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Tony Shalhoub, Sam Rockwell and Daryl Mitchell. Categories: Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi. Year: 1999.
1999 in Galaxy Quest
Scandals, cover-ups and sex are at the center of this thriller. John Travolta and Madeleine Stowe play army officers and former lovers who investigate the torture killing of the daughter (Leslie Stefanson) of a prominent general (James Cromwell). Their investigation leads them back to West Point, and to abuses by powerful men. Should they risk their own careers to bring the truth to light? James Woods plays a high-ranking officer with something to hide. Directed by Simon West. Clarence Williams III. Categories: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller. Year: 1999.
1999 in The General's Daughter
Ghost Dog (Forest Whitaker) is an urban warrior who follows the code of the Samurai. He lives alone, only descending from his rooftop home to commit murder for his master, Louie (John Tormey), a mob tough guy who once saved his life. When Ghost Dog becomes a Mafia target himself, he must fight off a stream of killers while trying to protect his master and uphold the Way of the Warrior. Directed by Jim Jarmusch. With Cliff Gorman and Dennis Liu. Categories: Action, Crime, Drama. Year: 1999.
1999 in Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai
After a fumbled suicide attempt, recent high school graduate Susanna Kaysen (Winona Ryder) checks into the Claymoore mental institution. Inside, Susanna finds allies in Daisy (Brittany Murphy), a sexually abused teenager, the pathological Georgina (Clea DuVall) and a burn victim named Polly (Elisabeth Moss). However, the biggest influence on Susanna's life is Lisa Rowe (Angelina Jolie), the ringleader of this small band of tortured spirits. Directed by James Mangold. With Whoopi Goldberg, Vanessa Redgrave and Jared Leto. Categories: Drama. Year: 1999.
1999 in Girl, Interrupted
Paul Edgecomb (Tom Hanks) is a decent and hard-working prison guard at Cold Mountain Penitentiary. When John Coffey (Michael Clarke Duncan), who has been convicted of rape and murder, is sent to Cold Mountain's death row, Edgemcomb and the other guards (David Morse and Barry Pepper) sense that Coffey is no ordinary prisoner. When Coffey is discovered to have a special gift, the guards face a moral dilemma in deciding whether or not to carry out their duties. Directed by Frank Darabont. With Bonnie Hunt, James Cromwell, Sam Rockwell, William Sadler, Patricia Clarkson and Gary Sinise. Categories: Crime, Drama, Thriller. Year: 1999.
1999 in The Green Mile
In 1966, Rubin "Hurricane" Carter (Denzel Washington), a middleweight contender, is falsely accused and convicted of a triple murder. Sentenced to life in prison, he copes with his life behind bars by writing the story of his life. Twenty years into his incarceration, high school student Lesra Martin (Vicellous Reon Shannon), inspired by Carter's autobiography, convinces a group of friends and mentors to take up Carter's cause to try and prove his innocence. To set his idol free, Martin and his team not only have to deal with a racist establishment intent on keeping Carter behind bars, but also with Carter's broken spirit and sense of hopelessness. Directed by Norman Jewison. With Dan Hedaya, Clancy Brown, Deborah Kara Unger, Liev Schreiber, John Hannah and David Paymer. Categories: Biography, Drama, Sports, Based on a True Story. Year: 1999.
1999 in The Hurricane
Dr. Jeffrey Wigand (Russell Crowe) knows that the information he holds concerning the truth about cigarette addiction and tobacco industry malpractice could open a floodgate of litigation against Big Tobacco. After Wigand contacts Lowell Bergman (Al Pacino), a producer for CBS's "60 Minutes," the industry sets out to discredit the doctor and shut him down any way they can. With Bergman's backing, Wigand's story finally makes it to the air and the two men form a relationship built upon a shared struggle to reveal the truth despite personal and professional hardships. Directed by Michael Mann. With Christopher Plummer, Michael Gambon and Diane Venora. Categories: Biography, Drama, Thriller. Year: 1999.
1999 in The Insider
After Hogarth Hughes (Eli Marienthal) finds a huge iron robot (voiced by Vin Diesel) tangled in the high-tension wires near his house, the boy rescues the talking, alien machine and the two become fast friends. But, when the Iron Giant starts munching on cars and tractors around town, Hogarth's neighbors start looking for the culprit, and the resulting commotion attracts the attention of a paranoid government agent (Christopher McDonald) who wants to destroy Hogarth's pal. Directed by Brad Bird. With Jennifer Aniston and Harry Connick Jr.. Categories: Animation, Drama, Family, Sci-Fi. Year: 1999.
1999 in The Iron Giant
After his daughter, Jenny (Melissa George), is murdered in Los Angeles, English ex-con Wilson (Terence Stamp) comes to America to find out why. A stranger in a strange land, Wilson teams up with a criminal named Eduardo Roel (Luis Guzmán) to track Terry Valentine (Peter Fonda), a sleazy record producer who was having an affair with Jenny when she was killed. Directed by Steven Soderbergh. With Lesley Ann Warren, Amelia Heinle and Barry Newman. Categories: Crime, Drama, Thriller. Year: 1999.
1999 in The Limey
Nine people who share a connection to a children's game show find their lives intertwined during one random day in the San Fernando Valley. Through a series of chance encounters, coincidences and unforeseen drama, each experiences drastic changes in their lives before a strange and totally unexpected climax. Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. With Tom Cruise, Julianne Moore, William H. Macy, John C. Reilly, Philip Baker Hall, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jason Robards, Melora Walters, Jeremy Blackman and Alfred Molina. Categories: Drama. Year: 1999.
1999 in Magnolia
When a hacker named Neo (Keanu Reeves) is contacted by the mysterious rebel leader Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne), he learns a terrifying secret: our world is an illusion created by the Matrix, a hyper-intelligent computer network enslaving the human race for their biological energy. Neo must decide whether to join the fight for freedom, or remain in the comforts of a false reality. Deciding to team up with the few humans who have escaped into the real world, including the beautiful and deadly Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss), Neo sets out to subvert the forces of the Matrix, led by the sinister Agent Smith (Hugo Weaving), and free humanity. Directed by Andy Wachowski and Larry Wachowski. With Joe Pantoliano and Gloria Foster. Categories: Cult Classics, Action, Thriller, Sci-Fi. Year: 1999.
1999 in The Matrix
Kevin Costner plays Garrett, a widower who restores sailboats and takes care of his aging father (Paul Newman). He still writes letters to his late wife and thinks of her all the time. Robin Wright Penn is Theresa, a divorced newspaper researcher who finds the letter Garrett has written to his wife and put in a bottle. She longs to meet him. Robbie Coltrane plays her hard-boiled editor. Directed by Luis Mandoki. Categories: Drama, Romance. Year: 1999.
1999 in Message in a Bottle
When journalist Josie Geller (Drew Barrymore) is assigned to go undercover and find out what really goes on in today's high schools, she hopes that she will be more popular with her classmates than she was the first time around. But, after enrolling in a local high school, Josie quickly falls back into nerdy habits and finds it difficult to make friends. Things look bleak for Josie until her cool, older brother Rob (David Arquette) shows up and spreads flattering gossip about her, attracting the attention of the coolest kids in school (Jessica Alba and James Franco). Just as things start to go Josie's way, she finds that she is falling for a teacher (Michael Vartan), putting her assignment and career in jeopardy. Directed by Raja Gosnell. With Molly Shannon, John C. Reilly and Garry Marshall. Categories: Comedy, Romance. Year: 1999.
1999 in Never Been Kissed
Can the owner of a small bookstore in London's multi-cultural Notting Hill neighborhood find love with the biggest star in Hollywood? That's the question in Notting Hill, in which Hugh Grant plays the bookstore owner and Julia Roberts is the actress he meets by chance. Grant and Roberts make for a charming couple in this gentle romantic comedy, but Rhys Ifans gets the biggest laughs as Grant's slacker roommate. Directed by Roger Michell. With Richard McCabe, James Dreyfus and Dylan Moran. Categories: Comedy, Romance. Year: 1999.
1999 in Notting Hill
Peter Gibbons (Ron Livingston) is a normal guy in his thirties, sick of the mindless tasks and bureaucratic nonesense that he's subjected to everyday at his job working for a computer software company. To deal with his depression and endless requests from his boss, Bill Lumbergh (Gary Cole), to come in on weekends, Gibbons undergoes hypnotherapy. But, when the hypnotherapist falls over dead before the end of their session, Gibbons stops going to the office and, later, teams up with two of his coworkers to put a virus on their company's network that will allow them to embezzle thousands of dollars. When the plan goes awry, Gibbons has to figure out a way to cover his tracks and explain his erratic behavior to his new girlfriend (Jennifer Aniston). Directed by Mike Judge. With John C. McGinley, Ajay Naidu, David Herman, Diedrich Bader and Stephen Root. Categories: Cult Classics, Comedy. Year: 1999.
1999 in Office Space
Porter (Mel Gibson), a charming bad guy, who has been cheated out of $70,000, in this comic crime thriller. He's on a mission to get his money back, no more, no less. To succeed, he's got to face off against a top gangster (Kris Kristofferson) and the top gangster's boss (James Coburn). Maria Bello is a good-hearted prostitute he meets along the way. Directed by John Myhre. With Gregg Henry, David Paymer, and William Devane. Categories: Action, Crime, Thriller. Year: 1999.
1999 in Payback
Nick Falzone (John Cusack) is a hotshot air traffic controller who treats his incredibly serious job like a game, pushing planes around the sky like pieces on a chessboard. No one can match his professional prowess until Russell Bell (Billy Bob Thornton), an accomplished controller in his own right, threatens Nick's job and his relationship with his wife (Cate Blanchett). Directed by Mike Newell. With Angelina Jolie. Categories: Drama, Comedy. Year: 1999.
1999 in Pushing Tin
After being fired for writing a trumped up story about Maggie Carpenter (Julia Roberts), a woman notorious for leaving grooms at the altar, columnist Ike Graham (Richard Gere) tries to get back into the business by tracking Maggie down and writing a fact-based report on her upcoming fourth wedding attempt. As Ike waits on yet another failure, he is gradually drawn closer and closer to Maggie and her quirky ways. Directed by Garry Marshall. With Joan Cusack, Hector Elizondo and Rita Wilson. Categories: Comedy, Romance. Year: 1999.
1999 in Runaway Bride
Malcom Crowe (Bruce Willis) is a psychologist whose terrifying experience with a troubled patient convinces him to devote his life to helping disturbed children. He focuses on Cole (Haley Joel Osment), a young boy who is able to see anguished dead people inhabiting the world. As Crowe tries to cure Cole's tormenting visions, he moves closer and closer to a terrifying truth about his own life. Directed by M. Night Shyamalan. With Toni Collette, Mischa Barton and Olivia Williams. Categories: Drama, Mystery, Thriller. Year: 1999.
1999 in The Sixth Sense
After a series of murders occur in the woods near Sleepy Hollow, constable Ichabod Crane (Johnny Depp) is called in to investigate. As he gathers evidence, the tale of the vengeful headless horseman becomes harder to refute with his practical logic. Crane's growing relationship with Katrina Van Tassel (Christina Ricci) compels him deeper into the woods, where he encounters the horror first hand. Directed by Tim Burton. With Miranda Richardson, Christopher Lee, Christopher Walken and Ian McDiarmid. Categories: Horror, Mystery, Thriller. Year: 1999.
1999 in Sleepy Hollow
With the galactic government weakened and the planet Naboo threatened by the Trade Federation, Jedi Knight Qui-Gon Jinn (Liam Neeson) and his apprentice Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) set out to assist Queen Amidala (Natalie Portman) in settling the dispute, which places her people in great danger. But, when the Federation attacks, Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan must team up with a clumsy Gungan named Jar Jar Binks in order to save the Queen. And, as the evil Sith Lord Sidious plots to gain control of the Rebulic, Qui-Gon recognizes the strength of the force in Anakin Skywalker (Jake Lloyd), a young slave. Directed by George Lucas. With Samuel L. Jackson. Categories: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi. Year: 1999.
1999 in Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace
Sean Penn stars as Emmet Ray, in this biopic of a fictional jazz guitarist. The arrogant Ray is considered the second-best jazz guitarist in the world, and he is obsessed with improving his reputation. Meanwhile, he falls in love with a mute woman (Samantha Morton) and gets involved with a high-society floozy (Uma Thurman). Directed by Woody Allen. Categories: Comedy, Music. Year: 1999.
1999 in Sweet and Lowdown
Tom Ripley (Matt Damon), a seemingly average and unassuming man, is hired by Herbert Greenleaf (James Rebhorn) to go to Italy and convince his playboy son Dickie (Jude Law) to return home. In Italy, Ripley is immediately embraced by Dickie and his beautiful ex-patriate girlfriend Marge (Gwyneth Paltrow), and experiences what it's like to live in luxury and have dear friends for the first time in his life. But, when Dickie tires of his interference, Tom cannot handle the rejection and goes to dangerous extremes to make Greenleaf's lifestyle his own. Directed by Anthony Minghella. With Cate Blanchett, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jack Davenport and Philip Baker Hall. Categories: Crime, Drama, Thriller. Year: 1999.
1999 in The Talented Mr. Ripley
During the aftermath of the Gulf War, a group of American soldiers (George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Ice Cube and Spike Jonze) find a map that they believe will take them to a huge, hidden stockpile of gold. Determined to get their hands on the treasure, the men set out into the desert fully equipped to survive the harsh conditions and defend themselves as needed. But, when they discover people who desperately need their help, the soldiers rise to a heroic challenge that drastically changes their lives. Directed by David O. Russell. With Nora Dunn and Jamie Kennedy. Categories: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, War. Year: 1999.
1999 in Three Kings
Gabriel (Christian Campbell) is a shy, gay office clerk who dreams of writing musical comedies. Tori Spelling plays his ditzy friend, Katherine, who wants to be a famous singer. When Gabriel meets Mark (John Paul Pitoc), a gorgeous go-go dancer, he falls head over heels in lust. Gabriel is shocked that Mark agrees to go home with him. But Katherine is there printing out her resume and won't leave. Where can these lovers go for a little privacy? Directed by Jim Fall. Categories: Comedy, Romance. Year: 1999.
1999 in Trick
In small town in Texas where high school football is king, the hopes and dreams of the entire community are on the line every Friday night. Head coach Bud Kilmer (Jon Voight) is trying to lead his West Canaan Coyotes to their 23rd division title when star quarterback Lance Harbor (Paul Walker) suffers a knee injury. Forced to turn to backup John Moxon (James Van Der Beek), the Coyotes come together and learn that there's more to being part of a team than just winning the games. Directed by Brian Robbins. With Amy Smart, Ron Lester, Scott Caan, Richard Lineback, Ali Larter and Thomas F. Duffy. Categories: Comedy, Drama, Sports. Year: 1999.
1999 in Varsity Blues
After their youngest daughter commits suicide, Mr. and Mrs. Lisbon (James Woods and Kathleen Turner) react by isolating her four remaining sisters from social interaction, especially with the opposite sex. When Lux (Kirsten Dunst), the most promiscuous sister, begins to rebel, Mr. and Mrs. Lisbon answer back by placing the girls under virtual house arrest. Although it's meant to protect them, the isolation only intensifies the obsessions of the girls' male classmates, and ultimately leads them to tragedy. Directed by Sofia Coppola. With Josh Hartnett, Scott Glenn, Danny DeVito, Hayden Christensen and Giovanni Ribisi. Categories: Drama, Mystery. Year: 1999.
1999 in The Virgin Suicides
When Elektra King's (Sophie Marceau) oil tycoon father is killed in a bombing at a British Secret Service headquarters, is assigned to protect her and track down her father's killers. As Bond pieces together information about the murder, he discovers that a series of oil pipeline sabotage attempts are part of a far more sinister plot, involving Elektra and the deadly terrorist Renard (Robert Carlyle). Directed by Michael Apted. With Denise Richards, Judi Dench and John Cleese. Categories: Action, Adventure, Thriller, James Bond. Year: 1999.
1999 in The World Is Not Enough