Best Fantasy 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.

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
3.

Dogma

5.8
7.3/10

The latest battle in the eternal war between Good and Evil has come to New Jersey in the late, late 20th Century. Angels, demons, apostles and prophets (of a sort) walk among the cynics and innocents of America and duke it out for the fate of humankind.

Starring: Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Linda Fiorentino, Jason Mewes, Chris Rock
Directed by: Kevin Smith
Release date: 1999-11-12
4.

The Mummy

5.8
7.0/10

Dashing legionnaire Rick O'Connell stumbles upon the hidden ruins of Hamunaptra while in the midst of a battle to claim the area in 1920s Egypt. It has been over three thousand years since former High Priest Imhotep suffered a fate worse than death as a punishment for a forbidden love—along with a curse that guarantees eternal doom upon the world if he is ever awoken.

Starring: Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, John Hannah, Oded Fehr, Arnold Vosloo
Directed by: Stephen Sommers
Release date: 1999-04-16
5.

Stuart Little

5.0
5.9/10

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
6.

A Midsummer Night's Dream

4.6
6.4/10

Shakespeare's comedy about two couples in love with the wrong partners, and how they are finally brought together rightly, thanks in part to the bungling work of Puck. It is completely in the language of the Bard, with Pfeiffer as the Fairy Queen and Kline as the one turned into her evening's lover with donkey ears.

Starring: Rupert Everett, Calista Flockhart, Kevin Kline, Michelle Pfeiffer, Stanley Tucci
Directed by: Michael Hoffman
Release date: 1999-04-25
7.

Muppets from Space

4.5
6.3/10

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
8.

Mystery Men

4.5
6.1/10

When Champion City's hero Captain Amazing is kidnapped by the recently paroled supervillain Casanova Frankenstein, a trio of average, everyday superheroes -- Mr. Furious, the Shoveler and the Blue Raja -- assemble a new super team to save him.

Starring: Ben Stiller, Geoffrey Rush, Claire Forlani, William H. Macy, Hank Azaria
Directed by: Kinka Usher
Release date: 1999-08-06
9.

End of Days

4.4
5.7/10

On 28 December 1999, the citizens of New York City are getting ready for the turn of the millennium. However, the Devil decides to crash the party by coming to the city, inhabiting a man's body, and searching for his chosen bride—a 20-year-old woman named Christine York. The world will end, and the only hope lies within an atheist named Jericho Cane.

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Gabriel Byrne, Kevin Pollak, Robin Tunney, CCH Pounder
Directed by: Peter Hyams
Release date: 1999-11-24
10.

Scooby-Doo! and the Witch's Ghost

3.8
7.3/10

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
11.

A Christmas Carol

3.8
7.4/10

Scrooge is a miserly old businessman in 1840's London. One Christmas Eve he is visited by the ghost of Marley, his dead business partner. Marley foretells that Scrooge will be visited by three spirits, each of whom will attempt to show Scrooge the error of his ways. Will Scrooge reform his ways in time to celebrate Christmas?

Starring: Patrick Stewart, Richard E. Grant, Joel Grey, Ian McNeice, Saskia Reeves
Directed by: David Hugh Jones
Release date: 1999-12-05
12.

The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns

3.7
7.1/10
The Magical Legend of the Leprechauns
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
13.

Purgatory

3.5
7.0/10

An outlaw band flees a posse and rides into Refuge, a small town where no one carries a gun, drinks, or swears. The town is actually Purgatory, and the peaceful inhabitants are all famous dead outlaws and criminals such as Doc Holiday and Wild Bill Hickok who must redeem themselves before gaining admittance to Heaven...or screw up and go to Hell.

Starring: Sam Shepard, Eric Roberts, Randy Quaid, Peter Stormare, Brad Rowe
Directed by: Uli Edel
Release date: 1999-01-10
14.

Journey to the Center of the Earth

3.0
5.7/10
Journey to the Center of the Earth
Remake of Jules Verne's classic story finds adventurers seeking a mysterious hidden land. They are joined by the wife of another man, who had previously gone on a similar expedition and disappeared.
Release date: 1999-07-07
15.

Sabrina, Down Under

2.9
5.4/10
Sabrina, Down Under
Sabrina and her friend Gwen, while on vacation at Australia's Great Barrier Reef, try to save a secret mermaid colony who's habitat is threatened by ocean pollution.
Starring: Melissa Joan Hart, Tara Strong, Scott Michaelson, Lindsay Sloane, Nick Bakay
Directed by: Kenneth R. Koch
Release date: 1999-01-01
16.

Wishmaster 2: Evil Never Dies

2.7
5.1/10

During a failed art heist, the Djinn is once again liberated. This time, to complete the 1001 wishes that he needs before the final 3, he lets himself go to prison, where he starts his evil reign twisting the hopes of the prisoners. Meanwhile, the woman who set him free accidentally, Morgana, tries to find a way to stop him, aided by a young priest.

Starring: Andrew Divoff, Paul Johansson, Holly Fields, Bokeem Woodbine, Tom Lister Jr.
Directed by: Jack Sholder
Release date: 1999-03-12
17.

The Wishing Tree

2.6
6.1/10
When her storyteller mother (Mary Alice) dies, attorney Clara Collier (Alfre Woodard) returns to her Georgia hometown and is soon captivated by a local legend of the "Magic Man" (Blair Underwood). While looking for the source of the tale, Clara uncovers suprising family secrets. Czech filmmaker Ivan Passer directs this family drama that delves into the storytelling tradition of the Deep South. Blair Underwood and Helen Shaver co-star.
Starring: Alfre Woodard, Helen Shaver, Mary Alice, Blair Underwood, Charles Weldon
Release date: 1999-01-01
18.

The Wacky Adventures of Ronald McDonald: The Visitors from Outer Space

2.6
6.0/10
The Wacky Adventures of Ronald McDonald: The Visitors from Outer Space
A family of aliens kidnaps the Hamburglar, and it's up to Ronald and the gang to save him!
Starring: Joe Maggard, Charlie Adler, Pamela Adlon, Carol Kane, Jim Cummings
Release date: 1999-04-23
19.

Dying to Live

2.4
5.6/10
Dying to Live
A guardian angel escorts a dead teenager to her eternal reward and launches a revenge attack on the rival teen who caused her death.
Starring: Jonathan Frakes, Hayley DuMond, Gabriel Mann, Shannon Elizabeth, Linda Cardellini
Directed by: Rob Hedden
Release date: 1999-04-22
20.

A Saintly Switch

2.4
5.7/10
A Saintly Switch
The story is about a married couplewith children on the verge of divorce. Their imminent divorce, like many, is due to their mutual lack of respect and compassion for each other and the effect it has on their children. When the family makes a traumatic move to New Orleans they move into an old, Victorian home. There, in the attic, the children think they have found the "magic" to solve their parent's problems. The children accidentally manage to switch the souls of their parents. Now the wife must face the perils of the lockeroom and pressures as family breadwinner and the husband must face pregnancy and bond with his children. Newfound respect and appreciation is gained as the couple finally find out what it's like to walk in the other person's shoes.
Starring: Vivica A. Fox, David Alan Grier, Al Waxman, Scott Cumberbatch, Shadia Simmons
Directed by: Peter Bogdanovich
Release date: 1999-01-24

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