Best Science Fiction Movies of 1999

1.

The Matrix

7.1
8.7/10

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.

Galaxy Quest

5.9
7.3/10

The stars of a 1970s sci-fi show—now eking out 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 Believing the cast's heroic on-screen dramas are historical documents of real-life adventures, the band of aliens turn to the ailing celebrities for help in their quest to overcome the oppressive regime in their solar system.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
3.

Bicentennial Man

5.7
6.9/10

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
4.

Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

5.7
6.5/10

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
5.

Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me

5.3
6.6/10

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
6.

The Thirteenth Floor

5.1
7.0/10

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
7.

eXistenZ

5.0
6.8/10

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
8.

Blackadder: Back & Forth

4.7
7.7/10
Blackadder: Back & Forth
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
9.

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
10.

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
11.

Lake Placid

4.2
5.7/10

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
12.

The Astronaut's Wife

4.1
5.3/10

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
13.

Batman Beyond: The Movie

4.0
7.8/10
Batman Beyond: The Movie
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
14.

Doctor Who: The Curse of Fatal Death

4.0
8.0/10
Doctor Who: The Curse of Fatal Death
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
15.

Dexter's Laboratory: Ego Trip

3.9
7.6/10
Dexter's Laboratory: Ego Trip
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
16.

Babylon 5: A Call to Arms

3.7
7.2/10
Babylon 5: A Call to Arms
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
17.

Virus

3.7
4.9/10

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
18.

The Rage: Carrie 2

3.6
4.7/10

After the suicide of her only friend, Rachel has never felt more on the outside. The one person who reached out to her, Jessie, also happens to be part of the popular crowd that lives to torment outsiders like her. But Rachel has something else that separates her from the rest, a secret amazing ability to move things with her mind. Sue Snell, the only survivor of Carrie White's rampage twenty-two years ago, may hold the key to helping Rachel come to terms with her awesome, but unwanted power. But as Rachel slowly learns to trust, a terrible trap is being laid for her. And making her angry could prove to be fatal.

Starring: Emily Bergl, Jason London, Amy Irving, J. Smith-Cameron, Dylan Bruno
Directed by: Katt Shea
Release date: 1999-03-11
19.

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
20.

The Devil's Arithmetic

3.4
6.5/10

Hannah Stern, an American-born Jewish adolescent, is uninterested in the culture, faith and customs of her relatives; however, Hannah begins to revaluate her heritage when she has a supernatural experience that transports her back to a Nazi death camp in 1941. There, she meets a young girl named Rivkah, a fellow captive in the camp. As Rivkah and Hannah struggle to survive in the face of daily atrocities, they form an unbreakable bond.

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Kirsten Dunst, Brittany Murphy, Mimi Rogers, Leonardas Pobedonoscevas
Directed by: Donna Deitch
Release date: 1999-03-28

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