Best Drama 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.

Fight Club

7.1
8.8/10 IMDB

A ticking-time-bomb insomniac and a slippery soap salesman channel primal male aggression into a shocking new form of therapy. Their concept catches on, with underground "fight clubs" forming in every town, until an eccentric gets in the way and ignites an out-of-control spiral toward oblivion.

Starring: Edward Norton, Brad Pitt, Helena Bonham Carter, Meat Loaf, Jared Leto, Zach Grenier, Holt McCallany, Eion Bailey, Richmond Arquette, David Andrews ..
Directed by: David Fincher
Release date: 1999-10-15
3.

The Sixth Sense

6.7
8.1/10 IMDB

Following an unexpected tragedy, a child psychologist named Malcolm Crowe meets an nine year old boy named Cole Sear, who is hiding a dark secret.

Starring: Bruce Willis, Toni Collette, Olivia Williams, Haley Joel Osment, Donnie Wahlberg, Glenn Fitzgerald, Mischa Barton, Trevor Morgan, Bruce Norris, Angelica Page ..
Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan
Release date: 1999-08-06
4.

American Beauty

6.7
8.3/10 IMDB

Lester Burnham, a depressed suburban father in a mid-life crisis, decides to turn his hectic life around after developing an infatuation with his daughter's attractive friend.

Starring: Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch, Wes Bentley, Mena Suvari, Chris Cooper, Allison Janney, Peter Gallagher, Scott Bakula, Sam Robards ..
Directed by: Sam Mendes
Release date: 1999-09-15
5.

Magnolia

6.4
8.0/10 IMDB

An epic mosaic of many interrelated characters in search of happiness, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley.

Starring: Julianne Moore, William H. Macy, John C. Reilly, Tom Cruise, Philip Baker Hall, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jason Robards, Alfred Molina, Melora Walters, Michael Bowen ..
Directed by: Paul Thomas Anderson
Release date: 1999-12-10
6.

The Straight Story

6.4
8.0/10 IMDB

A retired farmer and widower in his 70s, Alvin Straight learns one day that his distant brother Lyle has suffered a stroke and may not recover. Alvin is determined to make things right with Lyle while he still can, but his brother lives in Wisconsin, while Alvin is stuck in Iowa with no car and no driver's license. Then he hits on the idea of making the trip on his old lawnmower, thus beginning a picturesque and at times deeply spiritual odyssey.

Starring: Richard Farnsworth, Sissy Spacek, Jane Galloway Heitz, Joseph A. Carpenter, Donald Wiegert, Tracey Maloney, Dan Flannery, Ed Grennan, Jack Walsh, Gil Pearson ..
Directed by: David Lynch
Release date: 1999-10-15
7.

The Insider

6.3
7.8/10 IMDB

Tells the true story of a 60 Minutes television series exposé of the tobacco industry, as seen through the eyes of a real tobacco executive, Jeffrey Wigand.

Starring: Al Pacino, Russell Crowe, Christopher Plummer, Diane Venora, Bruce McGill, Lindsay Crouse, Philip Baker Hall, Debi Mazar, Renee Olstead, Hallie Kate Eisenberg ..
Directed by: Michael Mann
Release date: 1999-03-10
8.

Tarzan

6.2
7.3/10 IMDB

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, Lance Henriksen, Wayne Knight, Alex D. Linz, Rosie O'Donnell, Taylor Dempsey ..
Directed by: Chris Buck, Kevin Lima
Release date: 1999-06-18
9.

The Hurricane

6.2
7.6/10 IMDB

The story of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, a boxer wrongly imprisoned for murder, and the people who aided in his fight to prove his innocence.

Starring: Denzel Washington, Vicellous Reon Shannon, Deborah Kara Unger, Liev Schreiber, John Hannah, Dan Hedaya, Debbi Morgan, Clancy Brown, David Paymer, Harris Yulin ..
Directed by: Norman Jewison
Release date: 1999-09-17
10.

Being John Malkovich

6.2
7.7/10 IMDB

One day at work, unsuccessful puppeteer Craig finds a portal into the head of actor John Malkovich. The portal soon becomes a passion for anybody who enters its mad and controlling world of overtaking another human body.

Starring: John Cusack, Cameron Diaz, Catherine Keener, John Malkovich, Charlie Sheen, Orson Bean, Mary Kay Place, W. Earl Brown, Carlos Jacott, Willie Garson ..
Directed by: Spike Jonze
Release date: 1999-10-29

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