Best History Movies of 1999

1.

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
2.

Man on the Moon

6.1
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.

The 13th Warrior

5.6
6.6/10 IMDB

A Muslim ambassador exiled from his homeland, Ahmad ibn Fadlan finds himself in the company of Vikings. While the behavior of the Norsemen initially offends ibn Fadlan, the more cultured outsider grows to respect the tough, if uncouth, warriors. During their travels together, ibn Fadlan and the Vikings get word of an evil presence closing in, and they must fight the frightening and formidable force, which was previously thought to exist only in legend.

Starring: Antonio Banderas, Diane Venora, Dennis Storhøi, Vladimir Kulich, Omar Sharif, Anders T. Andersen, Richard Bremmer, Tony Curran, Mischa Hausserman, Neil Maffin ..
Directed by: John McTiernan
Release date: 1999-08-13
4.

The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc

5.3
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.

Titus

5.0
7.1/10 IMDB

Titus Andronicus returns from the wars and sees his sons and daughters taken from him, one by one. Shakespeare's goriest and earliest tragedy.

Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Jessica Lange, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Matthew Rhys, Osheen Jones, Dario D'Ambrosi, Raz Degan, Harry Lennix, Angus Macfadyen, Kenny Doughty ..
Directed by: Julie Taymor
Release date: 1999-12-25
6.

Anna and the King

5.0
6.7/10 IMDB

The story of the romance between the King of Siam (now Thailand) and the widowed British school teacher Anna Leonowens during the 1860s. Anna teaches the children and becomes romanced by the King. She convinces him that a man can be loved by just one woman.

Starring: Jodie Foster, Chow Yun-Fat, Bai Ling, Tom Felton, Geoffrey Palmer, Randall Duk Kim, Kay Siu Lim, Melissa Campbell, Keith Chin, Mano Maniam ..
Directed by: Andy Tennant
Release date: 1999-12-16
7.

Ravenous

4.9
7.0/10 IMDB

Upon receiving reports of missing persons at Fort Spencer, a remote Army outpost on the Western frontier, Capt. John Boyd investigates. After arriving at his new post, Boyd and his regiment aid a wounded frontiersman who recounts a horrifying tale of a wagon train murdered by its supposed guide -- a vicious U.S. Army colonel gone rogue. Fearing the worst, the regiment heads out into the wilderness to verify the gruesome claims.

Starring: Guy Pearce, Robert Carlyle, David Arquette, Jeremy Davies, Neal McDonough, Stephen Spinella, Joseph Runningfox, Bill Brochtrup, Sheila Tousey, Jeffrey Jones ..
Directed by: Antonia Bird
Release date: 1999-03-16
8.

Jakob the Liar

4.8
6.5/10 IMDB

In 1944 Poland, a Jewish shop keeper named Jakob is summoned to ghetto headquarters after being caught out after curfew. While waiting for the German Kommondant, Jakob overhears a German radio broadcast about Russian troop movements. Returned to the ghetto, the shopkeeper shares his information with a friend and then rumors fly that there is a secret radio within the ghetto.

Starring: Robin Williams, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Hannah Taylor-Gordon, Éva Igó, István Bálint, Justus von Dohnányi, Kathleen Gati, Bob Balaban, Alan Arkin, Michael Jeter ..
Directed by: Peter Kassovitz
Release date: 1999-09-16
Best History Movies of 1999 : Blackadder: Back & Forth
9.

Blackadder: Back & Forth

4.6
7.6/10 IMDB

What was a cunning plan from Lord Edmund Blackadder V to fake a time machine on his gullibly incompetent friends, turns out to be the real thing and hurls him and his imbecile underling, Baldrick, through the course of human history.

Starring: Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Tim McInnerny, Miranda Richardson, Patsy Byrne, Colin Firth, Rik Mayall, Kate Moss ..
Directed by: Paul Weiland
Release date: 1999-12-06
Best History Movies of 1999 : Sunshine
10.

Sunshine

4.6
7.5/10 IMDB

The story of a Jewish family living in Hungary—through three generations—rising from humble beginnings to positions of wealth and power in the crumbling Austro-Hungarian Empire. The patriarch becomes a prominent judge but is torn when his government sanctions anti-Jewish persecutions. His son converts to Christianity to advance his career as a champion fencer and Olympic hero, but is caught up in the Holocaust. Finally, the grandson, after surviving war, revolution, loss and betrayal, realizes that his ultimate allegiance must be to himself and his heritage.

Starring: Ralph Fiennes, William Hurt, Rachel Weisz, Miriam Margolyes, Rüdiger Vogler, Hanns Zischler, Katja Studt, John Neville, James Frain, Molly Parker ..
Directed by: István Szabó
Release date: 1999-09-13

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