Best Drama Movies of 1999

1.

The Green Mile

7.1
8.6/10

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
Directed by: Frank Darabont
Release date: 1999-12-10
2.

Fight Club

7.1
8.8/10

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
Directed by: David Fincher
Release date: 1999-10-15
3.

American Beauty

6.8
8.4/10

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
Directed by: Sam Mendes
Release date: 1999-09-15
4.

The Sixth Sense

6.7
8.1/10

A psychological thriller about an eight year old boy named Cole Sear who believes he can see into the world of the dead. A child psychologist named Malcolm Crowe comes to Cole to help him deal with his problem, learning that he really can see ghosts of dead people.

Starring: Bruce Willis, Toni Collette, Olivia Williams, Haley Joel Osment, Donnie Wahlberg
Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan
Release date: 1999-08-06
5.

Magnolia

6.4
8.0/10

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
Directed by: Paul Thomas Anderson
Release date: 1999-12-10
6.

Tarzan

6.3
7.3/10

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
7.

Being John Malkovich

6.2
7.8/10

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 it's mad and controlling world of overtaking another human body.

Starring: John Cusack, Cameron Diaz, Catherine Keener, John Malkovich, Charlie Sheen
Directed by: Spike Jonze
Release date: 1999-10-29
8.

Girl, Interrupted

6.1
7.4/10

Set in the changing world of the late 1960s, Susanna Kaysen's prescribed "short rest" from a psychiatrist she had met only once becomes a strange, unknown journey into Alice's Wonderland, where she struggles with the thin line between normal and crazy. Susanna soon realizes how hard it is to get out once she has been committed, and she ultimately has to choose between the world of people who belong inside or the difficult world of reality outside.

Starring: Winona Ryder, Angelina Jolie, Clea DuVall, Brittany Murphy, Elisabeth Moss
Directed by: James Mangold
Release date: 1999-12-21
9.

Eyes Wide Shut

6.1
7.4/10

After Dr. Bill Hartford's wife, Alice, admits to having sexual fantasies about a man she met, Bill becomes obsessed with having a sexual encounter. He discovers an underground sexual group and attends one of their meetings -- and quickly discovers that he is in over his head.

Starring: Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Madison Eginton, Jackie Sawiris, Sydney Pollack
Directed by: Stanley Kubrick
Release date: 1999-07-16
10.

Sleepy Hollow

6.1
7.4/10

New York detective Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate a series of mysterious deaths in which the victims are found beheaded. But the locals believe the culprit to be none other than the ghost of the legendary Headless Horseman.

Starring: Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Miranda Richardson, Michael Gambon, Casper Van Dien
Directed by: Tim Burton
Release date: 1999-11-18
11.

10 Things I Hate About You

6.1
7.3/10

On the first day at his new school, Cameron instantly falls for Bianca, the gorgeous girl of his dreams. The only problem is that Bianca is forbidden to date until her ill-tempered, completely un-dateable older sister Kat goes out, too. In an attempt to solve his problem, Cameron singles out the only guy who could possibly be a match for Kat: a mysterious bad boy with a nasty reputation of his own.

Starring: Heath Ledger, Julia Stiles, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Larisa Oleynik, David Krumholtz
Directed by: Gil Junger
Release date: 1999-03-30
12.

The Talented Mr. Ripley

6.0
7.4/10

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
Directed by: Anthony Minghella
Release date: 1999-12-25
13.

Notting Hill

6.0
7.1/10

William Thacker is a London bookstore owner whose humdrum existence is thrown into romantic turmoil when famous American actress Anna Scott appears in his shop. A chance encounter over spilled orange juice leads to a kiss that blossoms into a full-blown affair. As the average bloke and glamorous movie star draw closer and closer together, they struggle to reconcile their radically different lifestyles in the name of love.

Starring: Julia Roberts, Hugh Grant, Gina McKee, Tim McInnerny, Rhys Ifans
Directed by: Roger Michell
Release date: 1999-05-13
14.

The Virgin Suicides

5.9
7.2/10

A group of male friends become obsessed with five mysterious sisters who are sheltered by their strict, religious parents.

Starring: Kirsten Dunst, James Woods, Kathleen Turner, A.J. Cook, Leslie Hayman
Directed by: Sofia Coppola
Release date: 1999-12-31
15.

The Straight Story

5.7
8.0/10

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
Directed by: David Lynch
Release date: 1999-10-15
16.

Bicentennial Man

5.7
6.9/10

Richard Martin buys a gift, a new NDR-114 robot. The product is named Andrew by the youngest of the family's children. "Bicentennial Man" follows the life and times of Andrew, a robot purchased as a household appliance programmed to perform menial tasks. As Andrew begins to experience emotions and creative thought, the Martin family soon discovers they don't have an ordinary robot.

Starring: Robin Williams, Sam Neill, Embeth Davidtz, Oliver Platt, Kiersten Warren
Directed by: Chris Columbus
Release date: 1999-12-17
17.

The Hurricane

5.6
7.6/10

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
Directed by: Norman Jewison
Release date: 1999-09-17
18.

The Bone Collector

5.6
6.7/10

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
Directed by: Phillip Noyce
Release date: 1999-11-04
19.

October Sky

5.5
7.8/10

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
Directed by: Joe Johnston
Release date: 1999-02-19
20.

Cruel Intentions

5.5
6.8/10

Slaking a thirst for dangerous games, Kathryn challenges her stepbrother, Sebastian, to deflower their headmaster's daughter before the summer ends. If he succeeds, the prize is the chance to bed Kathryn. But if he loses, Kathryn will claim his most prized possession.

Starring: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe, Reese Witherspoon, Selma Blair, Louise Fletcher
Directed by: Roger Kumble
Release date: 1999-03-05

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