Best Science Fiction Movies of 1999

1.

The Matrix

7.1

Set in the 22nd century, The Matrix tells the story of a computer hacker who joins a group of underground insurgents fighting the vast and powerful computers who now rule the earth.

Starring: Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, Joe Pantoliano
Directed by: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski
Release date: 1999-03-30
2.

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
3.

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 Believing the cast's heroic on-screen dramas are historical documents of real-life adventures, the band of aliens turn to the ailing celebrities for help in their quest to overcome the oppressive regime in their solar system.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
4.

Bicentennial Man

5.7

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
5.

Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

5.7

Anakin Skywalker, a young slave strong with the Force, is discovered on Tatooine. Meanwhile, the evil Sith have returned, enacting their plot for revenge against the Jedi.

Starring: Liam Neeson, Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, Jake Lloyd, Ian McDiarmid
Directed by: George Lucas
Release date: 1999-05-19
6.

Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me

5.3

When diabolical genius, Dr. Evil travels back in time to steal superspy Austin Powers's ‘mojo’, Austin must return to the swingin' '60s himself – with the help of American agent, Felicity Shagwell – to stop the dastardly plan. Once there, Austin faces off against Dr. Evil's army of minions and saves the world in his own unbelievably groovy way.

Starring: Mike Myers, Heather Graham, Michael York, Robert Wagner, Rob Lowe
Directed by: Jay Roach
Release date: 1999-06-08
7.

The Thirteenth Floor

5.1

Computer scientist Hannon Fuller has discovered something extremely important. He's about to tell the discovery to his colleague, Douglas Hall, but knowing someone is after him, the old man leaves a letter in his computer generated parallel world that's just like the 30's with seemingly real people with real emotions.

Starring: Craig Bierko, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Gretchen Mol, Vincent D'Onofrio, Dennis Haysbert
Directed by: Josef Rusnak
Release date: 1999-04-16
8.

eXistenZ

5.0

A game designer on the run from assassins must play her latest virtual reality creation with a marketing trainee to determine if the game has been damaged.

Starring: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jude Law, Ian Holm, Willem Dafoe, Don McKellar
Directed by: David Cronenberg
Release date: 1999-04-14
9.

Deep Blue Sea

4.8

On a remote former submarine refueling facility called Aquatica, a team of scientists are searching for a cure for Alzheimer's disease. Dr. Susan McAlester genetically engineers three Mako sharks, intending to increase their brain capacity so that they can harvest the tissue as a cure for Alzheimer's. Unfortunately, the increased brain capacity also makes the sharks smarter, faster, and more dangerous. Aquatica's financial backers are skeptical and nervous about the tests, and send a corporate executive to visit the facility.

Starring: Thomas Jane, Saffron Burrows, LL Cool J, Michael Rapaport, Samuel L. Jackson
Directed by: Renny Harlin
Release date: 1999-07-28
10.

Blackadder: Back & Forth

4.7
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It's Millennium Eve and Blackadder is hosting a dinner party for a few select friends, Lady Elizabeth, Viscount George, Archbishop Melchett and Archbishop Darling. Baldrick devises yet another of his infamous cunning plans to help his ever greedy master Edmund Blackadder con money from his gullible friends. The pair build a "time machine" from empty cereal packets and place bets with their friends as to when in history they will travel, retrieving various artifacts from their travels as proof, items which Blackadder already owns! However, in a strange twist of fate the time machine actually works and the pair are thrown back in history initially to the Jurassic period. Gradually the pair start to return to their own time stopping off at various famous times in history such as Sherwood Forest and the Battle of Waterloo but will they make it home?
Starring: Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Tim McInnerny
Directed by: Paul Weiland
Release date: 1999-12-06
11.

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
12.

Mystery Men

4.5

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
13.

Wild Wild West

4.4

Legless Southern inventor Dr. Arliss Loveless plans to rekindle the Civil War by assassinating President U.S. Grant. Only two men can stop him: gunfighter James West and master-of-disguise and inventor Artemus Gordon. The two must team up to thwart Loveless' plans.

Starring: Will Smith, Kevin Kline, Kenneth Branagh, Salma Hayek, M. Emmet Walsh
Directed by: Barry Sonnenfeld
Release date: 1999-06-29
14.

Lake Placid

4.1

When a man is eaten alive by an unknown creature, the local Game Warden teams up with a paleontologist from New York to find the beast. Add to the mix an eccentric philanthropist with a penchant for "Crocs", and here we go! This quiet, remote lake is suddenly the focus of an intense search for a crocodile with a taste for live animals...and people!

Starring: Bill Pullman, Bridget Fonda, Oliver Platt, Brendan Gleeson, Betty White
Directed by: Steve Miner
Release date: 1999-07-15
15.

The Astronaut's Wife

4.1

When astronaut Spencer Armacost returns to Earth after a mission that nearly cost him his life, he decides to take a desk job in order to see his beautiful wife, Jillian, more often. Gradually, Jillian notices that Spencer's personality seems to have changed, but her concerns fade when she discovers that she's pregnant. As Jillian grows closer to becoming a mother, her suspicions about Spencer return. Why does it seem as if he's a different person?

Starring: Johnny Depp, Charlize Theron, Joe Morton, Clea DuVall, Nick Cassavetes
Directed by: Rand Ravich
Release date: 1999-08-26
16.

Doctor Who: The Curse of Fatal Death

4.0
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Before the Doctor can settle down to married life, he must face one last confrontation with his deadly enemy of certain death - the Master.
Starring: Rowan Atkinson, Julia Sawalha, Jonathan Pryce, Richard E. Grant, Jim Broadbent
Directed by: John Henderson
Release date: 1999-03-26
17.

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
18.

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
19.

Babylon 5: A Call to Arms

3.7
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Allies of the Shadows seek revenge against humanity. This movie sets up the series, "Crusade," the sequel to "Babylon 5."
Starring: Bruce Boxleitner, Jerry Doyle, Jeff Conaway, Carrie Dobro, Peter Woodward
Directed by: Michael Vejar
Release date: 1999-01-03
20.

Virus

3.7

When the crew of an American tugboat boards an abandoned Russian research vessel, the alien life form aboard regards them as a virus which must be destroyed.

Starring: Jamie Lee Curtis, William Baldwin, Donald Sutherland, Joanna Pacula, Marshall Bell
Directed by: John Bruno
Release date: 1999-01-14

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