Best Adventure Movies of 1999

1.

The Iron Giant

6.5

In the small town of Rockwell, Maine in October 1957, a giant metal machine befriends a nine-year-old boy and ultimately finds its humanity by unselfishly saving people from their own fears and prejudices.

Starring: Eli Marienthal, Vin Diesel, Jennifer Aniston, Harry Connick Jr., Christopher McDonald
Directed by: Brad Bird
Release date: 1999-08-06
2.

Tarzan

6.2

Tarzan was a small orphan who was raised by an ape named Kala since he was a child. He believed that this was his family, but on an expedition Jane Porter is rescued by Tarzan. He then finds out that he's human. Now Tarzan must make the decision as to which family he should belong to...

Starring: Tony Goldwyn, Glenn Close, Minnie Driver, Brian Blessed, Nigel Hawthorne
Directed by: Chris Buck, Kevin Lima
Release date: 1999-06-18
3.

Dogma

5.8

The latest battle in the eternal war between Good and Evil has come to New Jersey in the late, late 20th Century. Angels, demons, apostles and prophets (of a sort) walk among the cynics and innocents of America and duke it out for the fate of humankind.

Starring: Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Linda Fiorentino, Jason Mewes, Chris Rock
Directed by: Kevin Smith
Release date: 1999-11-12
4.

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
5.

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
6.

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
7.

Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me

5.3

When diabolical genius, Dr. Evil travels back in time to steal superspy Austin Powers's ‘mojo’, Austin must return to the swingin' '60s himself – with the help of American agent, Felicity Shagwell – to stop the dastardly plan. Once there, Austin faces off against Dr. Evil's army of minions and saves the world in his own unbelievably groovy way.

Starring: Mike Myers, Heather Graham, Michael York, Robert Wagner, Rob Lowe
Directed by: Jay Roach
Release date: 1999-06-08
8.

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
9.

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
10.

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
11.

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
12.

Himalaya

3.9
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As the denizens of a Tibetan village prepare for their arduous annual trek to exchange salt for grain, the community's allegiances are split between aging chieftain Tinle (Thilen Lhondup) and rebellious young Karma (Gurgon Kyap). Tinle tries to maintain his clout and preserve obedience to ancient customs when Karma challenges the old man's power.
Starring: Thilen Lhondup, Gurgon Kyap, Lhakpa Tsamchoe, Karma Tensing Nyima Lama, Karma Wangiel
Directed by: Eric Valli, Michel Debats
Release date: 1999-01-01
13.

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
14.

All the Little Animals

3.5

An emotionally challenged young man named Bobby runs away from home in order to escape his abusive stepfather who has killed his pets. He meets an old man, Mr. Summers, who spends his time traveling and giving burials to animals that have been killed by cars. Bobby, also having an affinity for animals, becomes friends with the old man and aids him in his task.

Starring: John Hurt, Christian Bale, Daniel Benzali, James Faulkner, John O'Toole
Directed by: Jeremy Thomas
Release date: 1999-07-09
15.

Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century

3.3
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Zenon Kar, a 13-year-old girl who lives on a space station in the year 2049, gets into some trouble and is banished to Earth. With help from some Earth friends she must find her way back.
Starring: Kirsten Storms, Raven-Symoné, Stuart Pankin, Holly Fulger, Frederick Coffin
Directed by: Kenneth Johnson
Release date: 1999-01-23
16.

The Thirteenth Year

3.2

A teen learns that his birth mother is a mermaid after he begins to grow fins and slimy scales on his thirteenth birthday.

Starring: Chez Starbuck, Justin Jon Ross, Courtnee Draper, Dave Coulier, Kristen Stewart
Directed by: Duwayne Dunham
Release date: 1999-05-15
17.

Inspector Gadget

3.2

John Brown is a bumbling but well-intentioned security guard who is badly injured in an explosion planned by an evil mastermind. He is taken to a laboratory, where Brenda, a leading robotics surgeon, replaces his damaged limbs with state-of-the-art gadgets and tools. Named "Inspector Gadget" by the press, John -- along with his niece, Penny, and her trusty dog, Brain -- uses his new powers to discover who was behind the explosion.

Starring: Matthew Broderick, Rupert Everett, Joely Fisher, Michelle Trachtenberg, Andy Dick
Directed by: David Kellogg
Release date: 1999-07-23
18.

Journey to the Center of the Earth

3.0
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Remake of Jules Verne's classic story finds adventurers seeking a mysterious hidden land. They are joined by the wife of another man, who had previously gone on a similar expedition and disappeared.
Release date: 1999-07-07
19.

To Walk with Lions

2.9
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Drama based loosely on the final years of Kenya game warden and lion-raiser George Adamson's life. An unofficial sequel to 'Born Free' (1966) and 'Living Free' (1972), which also dramatised the life of Adamson, this film picks up the life of George (Richard Harris) on the African wildlife preserve he runs with the help of his brother Terrence (Ian Bannen). When drifter Tony Fitzjohn (John Michie) arrives to work for the old men he initially takes poorly to the task, almost savaged by a lion on his first day and on the verge of leaving when he hears that his predecessor was killed in a similar incident. The arrival of a lion cub that Fitzjohn must care for and raise changes everything. Soon he finds himself helping the brothers in their fight to save lions - and, ultimately, the park itself - from the poachers, soldiers and corrupt government officials that threaten them.
Starring: Richard Harris, John Michie, Ian Bannen, Honor Blackman, Kerry Fox
Directed by: Carl Schultz
Release date: 1999-06-04
20.

Beowulf

2.8

Beowulf is a wanderer who learns about a man-eating creature called Grendel which comes in the night to devour warriors trapped at the Outpost. The Outpost is ruled by Hrothgar. He has a daughter, whose husband may have been murdered by the Outpost's master of arms

Starring: Christopher Lambert, Rhona Mitra, Oliver Cotton, Götz Otto, Vincent Hammond
Directed by: Graham Baker
Release date: 1999-04-01

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