Best Music Movies of 1999

1.

South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut

6.1
7.7/10

When the four boys see an R-rated movie featuring Canadians Terrance and Philip, they are pronounced "corrupted", and their parents pressure the United States to wage war against Canada.

Starring: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Mary Kay Bergman, Isaac Hayes, Jesse Brant Howell
Directed by: Trey Parker
Release date: 1999-06-30
2.

Buena Vista Social Club

5.4
7.6/10

In this fascinating Oscar-nominated documentary, American guitarist Ry Cooder brings together a group of legendary Cuban folk musicians (some in their 90s) to record a Grammy-winning CD in their native city of Havana. The result is a spectacular compilation of concert footage from the group's gigs in Amsterdam and New York City's famed Carnegie Hall, with director Wim Wenders capturing not only the music -- but also the musicians' life stories.

Starring: Compay Segundo, Eliades Ochoa, Ry Cooder, Joachim Cooder, Ibrahim Ferrer
Directed by: Wim Wenders
Release date: 1999-02-17
3.

Fantasia 2000

5.3
7.2/10

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, Gaëtan Brizzi, Paul Brizzi, Hendel Butoy, Francis Glebas, Eric Goldberg, Don Hahn, Pixote Hunt
Release date: 1999-12-17
4.

Sweet and Lowdown

5.1
7.2/10

A comedic biopic focused on the life of fictional jazz guitarist Emmett Ray. Ray was an irresponsible, free-spending, arrogant, obnoxious, alcohol-abusing, miserable human being, who was also arguably the best guitarist in the world.

Starring: Sean Penn, Samantha Morton, Anthony LaPaglia, Uma Thurman, James Urbaniak
Directed by: Woody Allen
Release date: 1999-12-03
5.

Detroit Rock City

5.0
6.9/10

In 1978, a Kiss concert was an epoch-making event. For the three teen fans in Detroit Rock City getting tickets to the sold-out show becomes the focal point of their existence. They'll do anything for tickets -- compete in a strip club's amateur-night contest, take on religious protesters, even rob a convenience store!

Starring: Giuseppe Andrews, James DeBello, Edward Furlong, Sam Huntington, Lin Shaye
Directed by: Adam Rifkin
Release date: 1999-08-13
6.

Metallica: S&M

4.6
8.8/10
Metallica: S&M
A live Metallica concert backed by a 80 piece symphony orchestra, conducted by Michael Kamen. Two songs are debuted, "- Human" and "No Leaf Clover". A documentary is included. It also was released on audio CD
Starring: James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett, Jason Newsted, Michael Kamen
Directed by: Wayne Isham
Release date: 1999-12-31
7.

Topsy-Turvy

4.4
7.3/10

After their production "Princess Ida" meets with less-than-stunning reviews, the relationship between Gilbert and Sullivan is strained to breaking. Their friends and associates attempt to get the two to work together again, which opens the way to "The Mikado," one of the duo's greatest successes.

Starring: Allan Corduner, Jim Broadbent, Timothy Spall, Dexter Fletcher, Shirley Henderson
Directed by: Mike Leigh
Release date: 1999-09-03
8.

Björk: Volumen

3.8
8.8/10

"Volumen" collects every video from Bjork's career {up until Hunter}, and showcases the work of famed video director's Spike Jonze, Sophie Muller and Michael Gondry

Starring: Björk
Directed by: Michel Gondry, Spike Jonze, Chris Cunningham, Alexander McQueen, Jean-Baptiste Mondino, Danny Cannon, lynn fox, Eiko Ishioka, Nick Knight, Vinoodh Matadin, Sophie Muller, Stephanie Sednaoui, Inez van Lamsweerde, Paul White, John Kricfalusi
Release date: 1999-01-01
9.

Oklahoma!

3.8
7.9/10
Oklahoma!
Oklahoma! is a 1999 musical film directed by Trevor Nunn, choreographed by Susan Stroman, and starring Hugh Jackman as Curly McLain, Josefina Gabrielle as Laurey Williams, and Maureen Lipman as Aunt Eller. The production featured the entire 1998 London revival cast at the Royal National Theatre.
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Josefina Gabrielle, Shuler Hensley, Jimmy Johnston, Maureen Lipman
Directed by: Trevor Nunn
Release date: 1999-09-26
10.

Baby Einstein: Baby Bach - Musical Adventure

3.7
7.6/10
Baby Einstein: Baby Bach - Musical Adventure
This unique video introduces babies and toddlers to musical experiences that will stimulate and delight them through charming puppetry, timeless art, live-action footage, classical music and child-friendly poetry.
Release date: 1999-03-12
11.

Eric Clapton & Friends in Concert: A Benefit for the Crossroads Centre at Antigua

3.7
7.7/10

In Concert: A Benefit for the Crossroads Centre at Antigua is a live concert film featuring performances by the British rock musician Eric Clapton and invited friends, such as David Sanborn, Sheryl Crow, Mary J. Blige and Bob Dylan.[citation needed] The DVD and VHS releases hit the market on 26 October 1999 under license of Warner Bros. Records. The concert tickets revenue was donated to the Crossroads Centre Foundation. It was the first Crossroads Guitar Festival, although titled differently at the time.[1] The release reached various national charts and sold more than 225,000 copies worldwide.

Starring: Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Sheryl Crow, David Sanborn, Mary J. Blige
Directed by: Joel Gallen
Release date: 1999-10-26
12.

Wakko's Wish

3.6
7.2/10

Steven Spielberg Presents Animaniacs: Wakko's Wish, usually referred to as Wakko's Wish is a 1999 American direct-to-video animated tragicomedy film based on the Warner Bros. 1993-98 animated series, Animaniacs, and also the swan song to the original series before its renewal in 2017. The film relocates all the Animaniacs characters to a quasi-medieval fairy tale world and portrays their race to find the wishing star that will grant them a wish. While the film was released during the Christmas season, the holiday is not a factor in its plot, though the events do take place during winter.

Starring: Rob Paulsen, Jess Harnell, Tress MacNeille, Maurice LaMarche, Nancy Cartwright
Directed by: Liz Holzman
Release date: 1999-12-20
13.

Cirque du Soleil: Quidam

3.4
8.4/10

A young girl has already seen everything there is to see and her world has lost all meaning. Her anger shatters her world and she finds herself in the universe of QUIDAM, where she is joined by a playful companion, as well as another mysterious character who attempts to seduce her with the marvelous, the unsettling and the terrifying.

Starring: Audrey Brisson-Jutras, Natalia Pestova, Edward Skwirsky, Matthew Baker, Mark Ward
Directed by: David Mallet
Release date: 1999-12-09
14.

Annie

3.4
6.6/10

Annie is a 1999 American made-for-television musical-comedy-drama film from The Wonderful World of Disney, adapted from the 1977 Broadway musical of the same name by Charles Strouse, Martin Charnin, and Thomas Meehan, which in turn is based on the 1924 Little Orphan Annie comic strip by Harold Gray. The musical was previously adapted into a 1982 theatrical film. Annie premiered on ABC November 7, 1999. The program was a smash during its initial airing, with an estimated 26.3 million viewers, making it the second-most watched Disney movie ever to air on ABC behind Cinderella (1997). This version earned two Emmy Awards and a George Foster Peabody Award.

Starring: Kathy Bates, Victor Garber, Alan Cumming, Audra McDonald, Kristin Chenoweth
Directed by: Rob Marshall
Release date: 1999-11-07
15.

Time Out With Britney Spears

3.3
5.9/10
Time Out With Britney Spears
Take a time out with this official Britney Spears behind the scenes video! Packed with interviews, recordings, concerts and much more.
Starring: Britney Spears
Directed by: Jac Benson II
Release date: 1999-12-21
16.

Classic Albums: The Who - Who's Next

3.2
7.7/10
Classic Albums: The Who - Who's Next
In this 1999 documentary, Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey and John Entwistle discuss the making of what many consider the Who's greatest testament to Townshend's songwriting talent: their classic album "Who's Next." Others close to the group weigh in with insights about the late Keith Moon's importance to the band. The retrospective also features unseen performances of tunes from the platter, including "Won't Get Fooled Again" and "Baba O'Riley."
Starring: Pete Townshend, Roger Daltrey, John Entwistle, Keith Moon
Directed by: Bob Smeaton
Release date: 1999-10-21
17.

Instrument: Ten Years with the Band Fugazi

3.2
8.1/10
Instrument: Ten Years with the Band Fugazi
Shot from 1987 through 1998 on super 8, 16mm and video, Instrument is composed mainly of footage of concerts, interviews with the band members, practices, tours and time spent in the studio recording their 1995 album, Red Medicine. The film also includes portraits of fans as well as interviews with them at various Fugazi shows around the United States throughout the years.
Starring: Ian MacKaye, Brendan Canty, Joe Lally, Guy Picciotto
Directed by: Jem Cohen
Release date: 1999-03-01
18.

Pavarotti & Friends 99 for Guatemala and Kosovo

3.2
4.9/10
Pavarotti & Friends 99 for Guatemala and Kosovo
Pavarotti & Friends for Guatemala and Kosovo
Release date: 1999-05-09
19.

The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland

3.2
5.8/10

Elmo loves his fuzzy, blue blanket, and would never let anything happen to it. However, a tug-of-war with his friend Zoe sends his blanket to a faraway land, and Elmo in hot pursuit. Facing life without his cherished blanket, Elmo musters all of his determination and courage and heads off on an action-packed rescue mission that plunges him into Grouchland-a place full of grouchy creatures, stinky garbage and the villainous Huxley. Along the way, Elmo learns an important lesson about sharing, realizing that he was selfish with his friend and responsible for what happened.

Starring: Kevin Clash, Mandy Patinkin, Vanessa Williams, Sonia Manzano, Roscoe Orman
Directed by: Gary Halvorson
Release date: 1999-10-01
20.

Classic Albums: Phil Collins - Face Value

3.0
7.0/10
Classic Albums: Phil Collins - Face Value
A rare and welcome insight into Phil Collins' prodigious musical talent and the fascinating story of his first solo record. Collins first enjoyed international success as the drummer of Genesis and then as lead singer after Peter Gabriel left the band. In 1981, however, Face Value launched him as a solo artist and remains, in many ways, his most exciting and unusual music offering. Face Value was immediately a worldwide hit, entering the British charts at Number 1, spending almost six years in the Top 75, and selling in excess of 12 million copies. The album went on to make the U.S. Top 10, earning a gold record. This documentary includes several previously unseen performances, as well as rare home movies, unique photographs and documents from Phil's own private archives, and insights into the music from an eclectic range of musicians who worked on the album.
Starring: Tony Banks, Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford, Ahmet Ertegun, Arif Mardin
Directed by: Jeremy Marre
Release date: 1999-10-21

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