Best Action Movies of 1999

1.

The Matrix

7.1
8.7/10 IMDB

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, Gloria Foster, Marcus Chong, Paul Goddard, Robert Taylor, Julian Arahanga ..
Directed by: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski
Release date: 1999-03-30
2.

The Boondock Saints

6.2
7.8/10 IMDB

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, Brian Mahoney, Billy Connolly, Carlo Rota, Ron Jeremy, Bob Marley ..
Directed by: Troy Duffy
Release date: 1999-01-22
3.

The Mummy

5.8
7.0/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, John Hannah, Oded Fehr, Arnold Vosloo, Kevin J. O'Connor, Erick Avari, Jonathan Hyde, Bernard Fox, Patricia Velásquez ..
Directed by: Stephen Sommers
Release date: 1999-04-16
4.

Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

5.7
6.5/10 IMDB

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, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, Pernilla August, Frank Oz, Oliver Ford Davies ..
Directed by: George Lucas
Release date: 1999-05-19
5.

Three Kings

5.7
7.1/10 IMDB

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, Nora Dunn, Jamie Kennedy, Saïd Taghmaoui, Mykelti Williamson, Holt McCallany ..
Directed by: David O. Russell
Release date: 1999-09-27
6.

The World Is Not Enough

5.4
6.4/10 IMDB

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, Desmond Llewelyn, John Cleese, Maria Grazia Cucinotta, Samantha Bond, Michael Kitchen ..
Directed by: Michael Apted
Release date: 1999-11-17
7.

The Limey

5.0
7.0/10 IMDB

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, Nicky Katt, Peter Fonda, Amelia Heinle, Melissa George, William Lucking ..
Directed by: Steven Soderbergh
Release date: 1999-05-15
8.

The 13th Warrior

5.0
6.6/10 IMDB

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, Anders T. Andersen, Richard Bremmer, Tony Curran, Mischa Hausserman, Neil Maffin ..
Directed by: John McTiernan
Release date: 1999-08-13
9.

eXistenZ

5.0
6.8/10 IMDB

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, Oscar Hsu, Callum Keith Rennie, Christopher Eccleston, Sarah Polley, Robert A. Silverman ..
Directed by: David Cronenberg
Release date: 1999-04-14
10.

Deep Blue Sea

4.8
5.8/10 IMDB

Researchers on the undersea lab Aquatica have genetically altered the brains of captive sharks to develop a cure for Alzheimer's disease. But there's an unexpected side effect: the sharks got smarter, faster, and more dangerous. After a big storm damages their remote research facility, they must fight for their lives.

Starring: Thomas Jane, Saffron Burrows, LL Cool J, Michael Rapaport, Samuel L. Jackson, Stellan Skarsgård, Jacqueline McKenzie, Aida Turturro, Cristos, Daniel Rey ..
Directed by: Renny Harlin
Release date: 1999-07-28

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