Best Action Movies of 1999

1.

The Matrix

7.1

Set in the 22nd century, The Matrix tells the story of a computer hacker who joins a group of underground insurgents fighting the vast and powerful computers who now rule the earth.

Starring: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, Joe Pantoliano
Directed by: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski
Release date: 1999-03-30
2.

The Boondock Saints

6.2

With a God-inspired moral obligation to act against evil, twin brothers Conner and Murphy set out to rid Boston of criminals. However, rather than working within the system, these Irish Americans decide to take swift retribution into their own hands.

Starring: Willem Dafoe, Norman Reedus, Sean Patrick Flanery, David Della Rocco, David Ferry
Directed by: Troy Duffy
Release date: 1999-01-22
3.

The Mummy

5.8

Dashing legionnaire Rick O'Connell stumbles upon the hidden ruins of Hamunaptra while in the midst of a battle to claim the area in 1920s Egypt. It has been over three thousand years since former High Priest Imhotep suffered a fate worse than death as a punishment for a forbidden love.. along with a curse that guarantees eternal doom upon the world if he is ever awoken! What will happen to O'Connell and his friends, including studious librarian Evelyn Carnahan and her treasure-seeking brother Jonathan, when that very curse is accidentally unleashed?

Starring: Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, John Hannah, Oded Fehr, Arnold Vosloo
Directed by: Stephen Sommers
Release date: 1999-04-16
4.

Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

5.7

Anakin Skywalker, a young slave strong with the Force, is discovered on Tatooine. Meanwhile, the evil Sith have returned, enacting their plot for revenge against the Jedi.

Starring: Liam Neeson, Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, Jake Lloyd, Ian McDiarmid
Directed by: George Lucas
Release date: 1999-05-19
5.

The World Is Not Enough

5.4

Greed, revenge, world dominance and high-tech terrorism – it's all in a day's work for Bond, who's on a mission to protect a beautiful oil heiress from a notorious terrorist. In a race against time that culminates in a dramatic submarine showdown, Bond works to defuse the international power struggle that has the world's oil supply hanging in the balance.

Starring: Pierce Brosnan, Sophie Marceau, Robert Carlyle, Denise Richards, Robbie Coltrane
Directed by: Michael Apted
Release date: 1999-11-17
6.

Three Kings

5.2

A group of American soldiers stationed in Iraq at the end of the Gulf War find a map they believe will take them to a huge cache of stolen Kuwaiti gold hidden near their base, and they embark on a secret mission that's destined to change everything.

Starring: George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Ice Cube, Spike Jonze, Cliff Curtis
Directed by: David O. Russell
Release date: 1999-09-27
7.

Payback

5.2

With friends like these, who needs enemies? That's the question bad guy Porter is left asking after his wife and partner steal his heist money and leave him for dead -- or so they think. Five months and an endless reservoir of bitterness later, Porter's partners and the crooked cops on his tail learn how bad payback can be.

Starring: Mel Gibson, Gregg Henry, Maria Bello, David Paymer, Bill Duke
Directed by: Brian Helgeland
Release date: 1999-02-05
8.

The Limey

5.1

The Limey follows Wilson, a tough English ex-con who travels to Los Angeles to avenge his daughter's death. Upon arrival, Wilson goes to task battling Valentine and an army of L.A.'s toughest criminals, hoping to find clues and piece together what happened. After surviving a near-death beating, getting thrown from a building and being chased down a dangerous mountain road, the Englishman decides to dole out some bodily harm of his own.

Starring: Terence Stamp, Lesley Ann Warren, Luis Guzmán, Barry Newman, Joe Dallesandro
Directed by: Steven Soderbergh
Release date: 1999-05-15
9.

eXistenZ

5.0

A game designer on the run from assassins must play her latest virtual reality creation with a marketing trainee to determine if the game has been damaged.

Starring: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jude Law, Ian Holm, Willem Dafoe, Don McKellar
Directed by: David Cronenberg
Release date: 1999-04-14
10.

The 13th Warrior

5.0

A Muslim ambassador exiled from his homeland, Ahmad ibn Fadlan finds himself in the company of Vikings. While the behavior of the Norsemen initially offends ibn Fadlan, the more cultured outsider grows to respect the tough, if uncouth, warriors. During their travels together, ibn Fadlan and the Vikings get word of an evil presence closing in, and they must fight the frightening and formidable force, which was previously thought to exist only in legend.

Starring: Antonio Banderas, Diane Venora, Dennis Storhøi, Vladimir Kulich, Omar Sharif
Directed by: John McTiernan
Release date: 1999-08-13
11.

Deep Blue Sea

4.8

On a remote former submarine refueling facility called Aquatica, a team of scientists are searching for a cure for Alzheimer's disease. Dr. Susan McAlester genetically engineers three Mako sharks, intending to increase their brain capacity so that they can harvest the tissue as a cure for Alzheimer's. Unfortunately, the increased brain capacity also makes the sharks smarter, faster, and more dangerous. Aquatica's financial backers are skeptical and nervous about the tests, and send a corporate executive to visit the facility.

Starring: Thomas Jane, Saffron Burrows, LL Cool J, Michael Rapaport, Samuel L. Jackson
Directed by: Renny Harlin
Release date: 1999-07-28
12.

Blue Streak

4.7

Miles Logan is a jewel thief who just hit the big time by stealing a huge diamond. However, after two years in jail, he comes to find out that he hid the diamond in a police building that was being built at the time of the robbery. In an attempt to regain his diamond, he poses as a LAPD detective

Starring: Martin Lawrence, Luke Wilson, Dave Chappelle, Peter Greene, Nicole Ari Parker
Directed by: Les Mayfield
Release date: 1999-09-17
13.

Mystery Men

4.5

When Champion City's hero Captain Amazing is kidnapped by the recently paroled supervillain Casanova Frankenstein, a trio of average, everyday superheroes -- Mr. Furious, the Shoveler and the Blue Raja -- assemble a new super team to save him.

Starring: Ben Stiller, Geoffrey Rush, Claire Forlani, William H. Macy, Hank Azaria
Directed by: Kinka Usher
Release date: 1999-08-06
14.

End of Days

4.4

On December 28th, 1999, the citizens of New York City are getting ready for the turn of the millennium. However, the Devil decides to crash the party by coming to the city, inhabiting a man's body, and searching for his chosen bride, a 20-year-old woman named Christine York. The world will end, and the only hope lies within an atheist called Jericho Cane.

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Gabriel Byrne, Kevin Pollak, Robin Tunney, CCH Pounder
Directed by: Peter Hyams
Release date: 1999-11-24
15.

Wild Wild West

4.4

Legless Southern inventor Dr. Arliss Loveless plans to rekindle the Civil War by assassinating President U.S. Grant. Only two men can stop him: gunfighter James West and master-of-disguise and inventor Artemus Gordon. The two must team up to thwart Loveless' plans.

Starring: Will Smith, Kevin Kline, Kenneth Branagh, Salma Hayek, M. Emmet Walsh
Directed by: Barry Sonnenfeld
Release date: 1999-06-29
16.

Lake Placid

4.1

When a man is eaten alive by an unknown creature, the local Game Warden teams up with a paleontologist from New York to find the beast. Add to the mix an eccentric philanthropist with a penchant for "Crocs", and here we go! This quiet, remote lake is suddenly the focus of an intense search for a crocodile with a taste for live animals...and people!

Starring: Bill Pullman, Bridget Fonda, Oliver Platt, Brendan Gleeson, Betty White
Directed by: Steve Miner
Release date: 1999-07-15
17.

Batman Beyond: The Movie

4.0
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Fueled by remorse and vengeance, a high schooler named Terry McGinnis revives the role of Batman. Under supervision of an elderly Bruce Wayne, he fights crime in a harsh futuristic Gotham.
Starring: Will Friedle, Kevin Conroy, Michael Ansara, Linda Hamilton, Sherman Howard
Directed by: Curt Geda, Dan Riba, Yukio Suzuki, Butch Lukic
Release date: 1999-01-10
18.

Babylon 5: A Call to Arms

3.7
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Allies of the Shadows seek revenge against humanity. This movie sets up the series, "Crusade," the sequel to "Babylon 5."
Starring: Bruce Boxleitner, Jerry Doyle, Jeff Conaway, Carrie Dobro, Peter Woodward
Directed by: Michael Vejar
Release date: 1999-01-03
19.

WCW Spring Stampede 1999

3.7

Spring Stampede 1999 took place on April 11, 1999 from the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma, Washington. The main event was Ric Flair defending the WCW World Heavyweight Championship in a Four Corners match against Hollywood Hogan, Sting, & Diamond Dallas page with Randy Savage as the guest referee. Also heavily promoted was a match between Goldberg and Kevin Nash. Other matches included Booker T versus Scott Steiner for the vacant WCW United States Heavyweight Championship, Chris Benoit & Dean Malenko vs Raven & Saturn, Rey Mysterio, Jr. defending the WCW Cruiserweight Championship against Billy Kidman, Konnan vs Disco Inferno, Mikey Whipwreck vs Scotty Riggs, Hak vs Bam Bam Bigelow in a Hardcore match, and Juventud Guerrera vs Blitzkrieg.

Starring: Ric Flair, Hulk Hogan, Steve Borden, Dallas Page, Randy Savage
Directed by: Craig Leathers
Release date: 1999-04-11
20.

Virus

3.7

When the crew of an American tugboat boards an abandoned Russian research vessel, the alien life form aboard regards them as a virus which must be destroyed.

Starring: Jamie Lee Curtis, William Baldwin, Donald Sutherland, Joanna Pacula, Marshall Bell
Directed by: John Bruno
Release date: 1999-01-14

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