Best Drama Movies of 1999

1.

October Sky

5.5
7.8/10 IMDB

Based on the true story of Homer Hickam, a coal miner's son who was inspired by the first Sputnik launch to take up rocketry against his father's wishes, and eventually became a NASA scientist.

Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Chris Cooper, Laura Dern, Chris Owen, William Lee Scott, Chad Lindberg, Natalie Canerday, Scott Miles, Randy Stripling, Chris Ellis ..
Directed by: Joe Johnston
Release date: 1999-02-19
2.

Man on the Moon

5.4
7.4/10 IMDB

The story of the life and career of eccentric avant-garde comedian, Andy Kaufman.

Starring: Jim Carrey, Courtney Love, Bob Zmuda, Danny DeVito, Gerry Becker, Leslie Lyles, Greyson Erik Pendry, George Shapiro, Vincent Schiavelli, Paul Giamatti ..
Directed by: Miloš Forman
Release date: 1999-12-22
3.

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
4.

The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc

4.8
6.4/10 IMDB

In 1429 a teenage girl from a remote French village stood before her King with a message she claimed came from God; that she would defeat the world's greatest army and liberate her country from its political and religious turmoil. Following her mission to reclaim god's diminished kingdom - through her amazing victories until her violent and untimely death.

Starring: Milla Jovovich, Dustin Hoffman, Faye Dunaway, John Malkovich, Vincent Cassel, Tchéky Karyo, Rab Affleck, Stéphane Algoud, Edwin Apps, David Bailie ..
Directed by: Luc Besson
Release date: 1999-10-27
5.

The Astronaut's Wife

4.1
5.4/10 IMDB

When astronaut Spencer Armacost returns to Earth after a mission that nearly cost him his life, he decides to take a desk job in order to see his beautiful wife, Jillian, more often. Gradually, Jillian notices that Spencer's personality seems to have changed, but her concerns fade when she discovers that she's pregnant. As Jillian grows closer to becoming a mother, her suspicions about Spencer return. Why does it seem as if he's a different person?

Starring: Johnny Depp, Charlize Theron, Joe Morton, Clea DuVall, Nick Cassavetes, Donna Murphy, Gary Grubbs, Blair Brown, Tom Noonan, Tom O'Brien ..
Directed by: Rand Ravich
Release date: 1999-08-26
Best Drama Movies of 1999 : David Copperfield
6.

David Copperfield

4.0
7.7/10 IMDB

Charles Dickens' haunting semi-autobiographical tale of a boy who is sent away by his stepfather after his mother dies but manages to triumph over incredible adversities.

Release date: 1999-12-25
7.

Joan of Arc

3.5
6.6/10 IMDB

Ten years before her death, Joan hears voices. Six years later, from the village of Domremy, she begins her mission to unite France under King Charles. First she leads a defense of Vaucouleurs against the Burgundians, then obtains safe passage to Charles, the Dauphin. He uses her, as the embodiment of the mythical "Maid of Lorraine," to raise an army, and he sends her to the rescue of Orléans. After Charles is crowned, Joan leads a disastrous campaign in Paris, where her brother dies. Then she's the victim of Charles's manipulations: she's captured in Burgundy, sold to the English, examined by Bishop Cauchon, found a heretic by the Inquisition, and burned at the stake.

Release date: 1999-05-16
Best Drama Movies of 1999 : Voyages
8.

Voyages

3.4
7.0/10 IMDB

In the first of the three linked episodes of French writer-director Emmanuel Finkiel’s delicate, poignant Voyages, a bus tour of Poland, by present-day French survivors of the Holocaust, suffers a mishap: en route to Auschwitz from a Jewish cemetery, the bus breaks down. In the second episode, one of them confronts the possibility that her father, long presumed to be among the Six Million, in fact survived; but is he her father?

Starring: Shulamit Adar, Liliane Rovère, Esther Gorintin, Natan Cogan, Mosko Alkalai ..
Directed by: Emmanuel Finkiel
Release date: 1999-05-17
Best Drama Movies of 1999 : The Harpist
9.

The Harpist

3.2
5.6/10 IMDB

The Harpist is a 1999 British-German drama film directed by Hansjörg Thurn and starring Geraldine O'Rawe, Christien Anholt and Stephen McGann. Its plot concerns a young novelist who travels to Hamburg to see an Irish harpist with whom he has become obsessed.

Starring: Christien Anholt, Colin Baker, Barbara Murray, Stephen McGann ..
Directed by: Hansjörg Thurn
Release date: 1999-04-20
10.

To Serve and Protect

3.2
5.7/10 IMDB

Three generations of Dallas police officers join together to track down the deadliest serial killer ever to terrorize Texas.

Starring: Craig T. Nelson, Richard Crenna, John Corbett, Joanna Cassidy, James Franco, Amanda Detmer, Kirk Daltz ..
Directed by: Jean de Segonzac
Release date: 1999-02-14

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