Best Family 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.

Toy Story 2

6.5

Andy heads off to Cowboy Camp, leaving his toys to their own devices. Things shift into high gear when an obsessive toy collector named Al McWhiggen, owner of Al's Toy Barn kidnaps Woody. Andy's toys mount a daring rescue mission, Buzz Lightyear meets his match and Woody has to decide where he and his heart truly belong.

Starring: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Jim Varney, Kelsey Grammer
Directed by: John Lasseter
Release date: 1999-10-30
3.

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
4.

Galaxy Quest

5.9

The stars of a 1970s sci-fi show - now scraping a living through re-runs and sci-fi conventions - are beamed aboard an alien spacecraft. Believing the cast's heroic on-screen dramas are historical documents of real-life adventures, the band of aliens turn to the ailing celebrities for help in their quest to overcome the oppressive regime in their solar system.

Starring: Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Tony Shalhoub, Sam Rockwell
Directed by: Dean Parisot
Release date: 1999-12-23
5.

October Sky

5.5

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
6.

Fantasia 2000

5.3

Blending lively music and brilliant animation, this sequel to the original 'Fantasia' restores 'The Sorcerer's Apprentice' and adds seven new shorts.

Starring: Steve Martin, Itzhak Perlman, Quincy Jones, Bette Midler, James Earl Jones
Directed by: James Algar, Gaƫtan Brizzi, Paul Brizzi, Hendel Butoy, Francis Glebas, Eric Goldberg, Don Hahn, Pixote Hunt
Release date: 1999-12-17
7.

Stuart Little

5.0

The adventures of a heroic and debonair stalwart mouse named Stuart Little with human qualities, who faces some comic misadventures while searching for his lost bird friend and living with a human family as their child.

Starring: Michael J. Fox, Geena Davis, Hugh Laurie, Jonathan Lipnicki, Nathan Lane
Directed by: Rob Minkoff
Release date: 1999-12-17
8.

Muppets from Space

4.5

When Gonzo's breakfast cereal tells him that he's the descendant of aliens from another planet, his attempts at extraterrestrial communication get him kidnapped by a secret government agency, prompting the Muppets to spring into action. It's hard to believe Gonzo's story at first, but Kermit and friends soon find themselves on an epic journey into outer space filled with plenty of intergalactic misadventures.

Starring: Steve Whitmire, Dave Goelz, Bill Barretta, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson
Directed by: Tim Hill
Release date: 1999-07-14
9.

Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas

4.4

Mickey, Minnie, and their famous friends Goofy, Donald, Daisy and Pluto gather together to reminisce about the love, magic and surprises in three wonder-filled stories of Christmas past.

Starring: Kelsey Grammer, Wayne Allwine, Russi Taylor, Tony Anselmo, Diane Michelle
Directed by: Jun Falkenstein, Bradley Raymond, Toby Shelton, Bill Speers
Release date: 1999-10-31
10.

Drive Me Crazy

4.3

Nicole and Chase live next door to each other but are worlds apart. However, they plot a scheme to date each other in order to attract the interest and jealousy of their respective romantic prey. But in the mist of planning a gala centennial celebration, Nicole and Chase find that the one they always wanted was closer than they ever thought.

Starring: Melissa Joan Hart, Stephen Collins, Adrian Grenier, Susan May Pratt, Ali Larter
Directed by: John Schultz
Release date: 1999-10-01
11.

Batman Beyond: The Movie

4.0
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Fueled by remorse and vengeance, a high schooler named Terry McGinnis revives the role of Batman. Under supervision of an elderly Bruce Wayne, he fights crime in a harsh futuristic Gotham.
Starring: Will Friedle, Kevin Conroy, Michael Ansara, Linda Hamilton, Sherman Howard
Directed by: Curt Geda, Dan Riba, Yukio Suzuki, Butch Lukic
Release date: 1999-01-10
12.

Dexter's Laboratory: Ego Trip

3.9
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After Dexter is confronted with robots who wish to "destroy the one who saved the future," he uses his time machine to see how he saved it. They declare that they are here to destroy the one who saved the future, and make ready to attack Dexter. Dexter easily destroys them with the use of various tools and gadgets from his lab. However, news that he is "The One Who Saved the Future" intrigues him, and he decides to travel through time to discover how cool he is. In the first time period he visits, Dexter finds a tall, skinny, weak version of himself working in office-designing cubicles, with Mandark as his rich, successful boss. The child Dexter unwittingly reveals the existence of blueprints regarding the "Neurotomic Protocore", and Mandark steals it after the two Dexters move forward in time.
Starring: Christine Cavanaugh, Eddie Deezen, Jeff Bennett, Kath Soucie, Kathryn Cressida
Directed by: Genndy Tartakovsky
Release date: 1999-12-10
13.

Alice in Wonderland

3.9
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Alice follows a white rabbit down a rabbit-hole into a whimsical Wonderland, where she meets characters like the delightful Cheshire Cat, the clumsy White Knight, a rude caterpillar, and the hot-tempered Queen of Hearts and can grow ten feet tall or shrink to three inches. But will she ever be able to return home?
Starring: Tina Majorino, Robbie Coltrane, Ben Kingsley, Miranda Richardson, Martin Short
Directed by: Nick Willing
Release date: 1999-02-28
14.

My Favorite Martian

3.9

News producer, Tim O'Hara gets himself fired for unwillingly compromising his bosses' daughter during a live transmission. A little later, he witnesses the crashing of a small Martian spacecraft, realizing his one-time chance of delivering a story that will rock the earth. Since Tim took the original but scaled-down spaceship with him, the Martian follows him to retrieve it.

Starring: Jeff Daniels, Elizabeth Hurley, Daryl Hannah, Christopher Lloyd, Wallace Shawn
Directed by: Donald Petrie
Release date: 1999-02-11
15.

Scooby-Doo! and the Witch's Ghost

3.8

Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Gang visit Oakhaven, Massachusetts to seek strange goings on involving a famous horror novelist and his ancestor who is rumored be a witch.

Starring: Scott Innes, Mary Kay Bergman, Frank Welker, B. J. Ward, Kimberly Brooks
Directed by: Jim Stenstrum
Release date: 1999-11-05
16.

Superstar

3.7

Orphan Mary Katherine Gallagher, an ugly duckling at St. Monica High School, has a dream: to be kissed soulfully. She decides she can realize this dream if she becomes a superstar, so her prayers, her fantasies, and her conversations with her only friend focus on achieving super-stardom.

Starring: Molly Shannon, Will Ferrell, Elaine Hendrix, Harland Williams, Tom Green
Directed by: Bruce McCulloch
Release date: 1999-10-08
17.

The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns

3.7
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American businessman Jack Woods rents a cottage on the enchanted Emerald Isle which is occupied by a family of leprechauns. Leprechaun Seamus Muldoon's son and son's friends crash the fairies' costume ball and Muldoon's son falls in love with fairy Princess Jessica. Their love re-ignites a feud between the leprechauns and the fairies, which escalates into a war. The Grand Banshee warns of terrible consequences and Jack Woods is chosen to make peace. Woods interrupts his own romance with an Irish beauty to help, and becomes involved in a strange and wonderful magical adventure.
Release date: 1999-11-07
18.

Olive, the Other Reindeer

3.6
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After mis-hearing a radio broadcast about Santa canceling his Christmas trip due to an injured reindeer, Olive the dog decides to travel to the North Pole and volunteer to be a replacement. Unfortunately, Olive must deal with an evil postman who's tired of handling all the extra Christmas mail. Will Martini the penguin be able to help Olive realize her dream?
Starring: Drew Barrymore, Ed Asner, Dan Castellaneta, Joe Pantoliano, Peter MacNicol
Directed by: Steve Moore
Release date: 1999-12-17
19.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

3.6

A humorously musical retelling of the Biblical story of Joseph.

Starring: Donny Osmond, Maria Friedman, Richard Attenborough, Joan Collins, Ian McNeice
Directed by: David Mallet
Release date: 1999-11-07
20.

Don't Look Under the Bed

3.5
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A girl calls on her brother's imaginary friend to banish a mischievous boogeyman who has framed her for his pranks.
Starring: Erin Chambers, Ty Hodges, Robin Riker, Steve Valentine, Mary Parker Williams
Directed by: Kenneth Johnson
Release date: 1999-10-09

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