Best Crime Movies of 1999

1.

The Green Mile

7.1
8.6/10 IMDB

A supernatural tale set on death row in a Southern prison, where gentle giant John Coffey possesses the mysterious power to heal people's ailments. When the cell block's head guard, Paul Edgecomb, recognizes Coffey's miraculous gift, he tries desperately to help stave off the condemned man's execution.

Starring: Tom Hanks, Michael Clarke Duncan, David Morse, Bonnie Hunt, James Cromwell, Patricia Clarkson, Michael Jeter, Sam Rockwell, Graham Greene, Doug Hutchison ..
Directed by: Frank Darabont
Release date: 1999-12-10
2.

The Boondock Saints

6.2
7.8/10 IMDB

Tired of the crime overrunning the streets of Boston, Irish Catholic twin brothers Conner and Murphy are inspired by their faith to cleanse their hometown of evil with their own brand of zealous vigilante justice. As they hunt down and kill one notorious gangster after another, they become controversial folk heroes in the community. But Paul Smecker, an eccentric FBI agent, is fast closing in on their blood-soaked trail.

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 Talented Mr. Ripley

6.0
7.4/10 IMDB

Tom Ripley is a calculating young man who believes it's better to be a fake somebody than a real nobody. Opportunity knocks in the form of a wealthy U.S. shipbuilder who hires Tom to travel to Italy to bring back his playboy son, Dickie. Ripley worms his way into the idyllic lives of Dickie and his girlfriend, plunging into a daring scheme of duplicity, lies and murder.

Starring: Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law, Cate Blanchett, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jack Davenport, James Rebhorn, Sergio Rubini, Philip Baker Hall, Celia Weston ..
Directed by: Anthony Minghella
Release date: 1999-12-25
4.

Payback

5.8
7.1/10 IMDB

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, Kris Kristofferson, Gregg Henry, Maria Bello, David Paymer, Bill Duke, Deborah Kara Unger, John Glover, William Devane, Lucy Liu ..
Directed by: Brian Helgeland
Release date: 1999-02-05
5.

The Bone Collector

5.6
6.7/10 IMDB

Rookie cop, Amelia Donaghy reluctantly teams with Lincoln Rhyme – formerly the department's top homicide detective but now paralyzed as a result of a spinal injury – to catch a grisly serial killer dubbed 'The Bone Collector'. The murderer's special signature is to leave tantalizing clues based on the grim remains of his crimes.

Starring: Denzel Washington, Angelina Jolie, Queen Latifah, Michael Rooker, Michael McGlone, Luis Guzmán, Leland Orser, John Benjamin Hickey, Bobby Cannavale, Ed O'Neill ..
Directed by: Phillip Noyce
Release date: 1999-11-04
6.

Boys Don't Cry

5.5
7.5/10 IMDB

Female born, Teena Brandon adopts his male identity of Brandon Teena and attempts to find himself and love in Nebraska.

Starring: Hilary Swank, Chloë Sevigny, Peter Sarsgaard, Brendan Sexton III, Alicia Goranson, Alison Folland, Jeannetta Arnette, Rob Campbell, Matt McGrath, Cheyenne Rushing ..
Directed by: Kimberly Peirce
Release date: 1999-09-02
7.

Analyze This

5.4
6.7/10 IMDB

Countless wiseguy films are spoofed in this film that centers on the neuroses and angst of a powerful Mafia racketeer who suffers from panic attacks. When Paul Vitti needs help dealing with his role in the "family," unlucky shrink Dr. Ben Sobel is given just days to resolve Vitti's emotional crisis and turn him into a happy, well-adjusted gangster.

Starring: Robert De Niro, Billy Crystal, Lisa Kudrow, Chazz Palminteri, Joe Viterelli, Molly Shannon, Kyle Sabihy, Frank Pietrangolare, Ron Madoff, Leo Rossi ..
Directed by: Harold Ramis
Release date: 1999-03-05
8.

Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai

5.4
7.5/10 IMDB

An African-American Mafia hit man who models himself after the samurai of old finds himself targeted for death by the mob.

Starring: Forest Whitaker, Cliff Gorman, Tricia Vessey, Henry Silva, Victor Argo, Joseph Rigano, Vince Viverito, John Tormey, Damon Whitaker, Frank Minucci ..
Directed by: Jim Jarmusch
Release date: 1999-06-02
9.

Following

5.4
7.5/10 IMDB

Bill, an idle, unemployed aspiring writer, walks the crowded streets of London following randomly chosen strangers, a seemingly innocent entertainment that becomes dangerous when he crosses paths with a mysterious character.

Starring: Jeremy Theobald, Alex Haw, Lucy Russell, John Nolan, Dick Bradsell, Gillian El-Kadi, Jennifer Angel, Nicolas Carlotti, Darren Ormandy, Guy Greenway ..
Directed by: Christopher Nolan
Release date: 1999-04-02
10.

Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me

5.3
6.6/10 IMDB

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, Seth Green, Mindy Sterling, Verne Troyer, Elizabeth Hurley, Gia Carides ..
Directed by: Jay Roach
Release date: 1999-06-08

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