Best War Movies of 1999

1.

Three Kings

5.7
7.1/10 IMDB

A group of American soldiers stationed in Iraq at the end of the Gulf War find a map they believe will take them to a huge cache of stolen Kuwaiti gold hidden near their base, and they embark on a secret mission that's destined to change everything.

Starring: George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Ice Cube, Spike Jonze, Cliff Curtis, Nora Dunn, Jamie Kennedy, Saïd Taghmaoui, Mykelti Williamson, Holt McCallany ..
Directed by: David O. Russell
Release date: 1999-04-21
2.

Ride with the Devil

4.8
6.7/10 IMDB

Ride with the Devil follows four people who are fighting for truth and justice amidst the turmoil of the American Civil War. Director Ang Lee takes us to a no man's land on the Missouri/Kansas border where a staunch loyalist, an immigrant's son, a freed slave, and a young widow form an unlikely friendship as they learn how to survive in an uncertain time. In a place without rules and redefine the meaning of bravery and honor.

Starring: Tobey Maguire, Skeet Ulrich, Jeffrey Wright, Jewel, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Jim Caviezel, Simon Baker, Tom Wilkinson, John Judd, Don Shanks ..
Directed by: Ang Lee
Release date: 1999-11-24
3.

Tea with Mussolini

4.3
6.9/10 IMDB

Semi-autobiographical film directed by Franco Zeffirelli, telling the story of young Italian boy Luca's upbringing by a circle of English and American women, before and during World War II.

Starring: Cher, Judi Dench, Joan Plowright, Maggie Smith, Lily Tomlin, Baird Wallace, Charlie Lucas, Massimo Ghini, Paolo Seganti, Claudio Spadaro ..
Directed by: Franco Zeffirelli
Release date: 1999-03-25
Best War Movies of 1999 : Hornblower: The Duchess and the Devil
4.

Hornblower: The Duchess and the Devil

4.0
7.9/10 IMDB

Horatio Homblower, now promoted to Acting Lieutenant, captures the French ship Le Reve off the Spanish coast. The Captain of the French ship is furious that such a youngster has pulled off such a coup. But far more daunting is Hornblower's first taste of the high life, when he is invited to dine with the Governor of Gibraltar and his wife. The prospect of this is frightening enough, but an unexpected guest, the glamorous Duchess of Wharfedale, adds another spin to his evening.

Starring: Ioan Gruffudd, Robert Lindsay, Cherie Lunghi, Christopher Fulford, Ronald Pickup, Jamie Bamber, Jonathan Coy, John Woodvine, Paul Copley, Sean Gilder ..
Directed by: Andrew Grieve
Release date: 1999-02-24
5.

The 50 Years War: Israel and the Arabs

3.9
8.3/10 IMDB

Leading statesmen, generals, terrorists and others who made the headlines in one of history's most bitter and enduring struggles tell the story of the Arab-Israeli conflict in The 50 Years War: Israel and the Arabs. Opening with the U.N decision to partition Palestine in 1947, the program charts the ensuing half-century of enmity, warfare, mediation and negotiation. Among the current and former heads of state and prime ministers interviewed or featured in the series are Benjamin Netanyahu, Shimon Peres and Yitzhak Shamir of Israel; King Hussein of Jordan; Yasir Arafat of the Palestine Authority; Hafez al-Assad of Syria; Jafaar Numeiry of Sudan; and U.S. Presidents Bill Clinton, George Bush and Jimmy Carter. Also appearing are foreign ministers, defense ministers, commanders in the field, heads of intelligence and guerrilla leaders, as well as high-ranking officials in the United States and the former Soviet Union.

Release date: 1999-01-01
6.

The Hunley

3.4
6.7/10 IMDB

CSS Hunley tells the incredible true story of the crew of the manually propelled submarine CSS Hunley, during the siege of Charleston of 1864. It is a story of heroism in the face of adversity, the Hunley being the first submersible to sink an enemy boat in time of war. It also relates the human side of the story relating the uncommon and extaordinary temperament of the 9 men who led the Hunley into history and died valiantly accomplishing this feat.

Starring: Armand Assante, Donald Sutherland, Chris Bauer, Gerry Becker, Sebastian Roché, Michael Stuhlbarg, Alex Jennings, Michael Dolan, Jeff Mandon, Frank Vogt ..
Directed by: John Gray
Release date: 1999-07-11
7.

Beautiful People

3.4
6.6/10 IMDB

In London, during October 1993, England is playing Holland in the preliminaries of the World Cup. The Bosnian War is at its height, and refugees from the ex-Yugoslavia are arriving. Football rivals, and political adversaries from the Balkans all precipitate conflict and amusing situations. Meanwhile, the lives of four English families are affected in different ways by encounter with the refugees.

Starring: Charlotte Coleman, Charles Kay, Rosalind Ayres, Julian Firth, Edward Jewesbury, Nicholas Farrell, Danny Nussbaum, Roger Sloman, Heather Tobias, Kenan Hudaverdi ..
Directed by: Jasmin Dizdar
Release date: 1999-09-16
8.

The Trench

3.1
6.0/10 IMDB

The Trench tells the story of a group of young British soldiers on the eve of the Battle of the Somme in the summer of 1916, the worst defeat in British military history. Against this ill-fated backdrop, the movie depicts the soldiers' experience as a mixture of boredom, fear, panic, and restlessness, confined to a trench on the front lines.

Starring: Daniel Craig, Danny Dyer, James D'Arcy, Paul Nicholls, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Ciarán McMenamin, Cillian Murphy, Ben Whishaw, Adrian Lukis, Tam Williams ..
Directed by: William Boyd
Release date: 1999-09-17
Best War Movies of 1999 : The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Oganga, the Giver and Taker of Life
9.

The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Oganga, the Giver and Taker of Life

2.9
7.2/10 IMDB

Africa, December 1916. Despite disobeying orders, Indy is promoted to Captain after capturing a German machine gun. He is then ordered to cross the jungle with Remy and Captain Boucher to pick up a shipment of weaponry. Along the way his Ubangan Sgt, Barthelemy picks up the sole surviving child from a disease ridden village despite Boucher's orders against it. On the way back, Indy and company succumb to disease themselves, and are picked up by Albert Schweitzer and the orderlies from his jungle hospital. At first resistant to being treated by a German, Indy soon begins to realize that Schweitzer is not interested in war, only attempting to cure people against all odds.

Starring: Sean Patrick Flanery, Ronny Coutteure, Bryan Pringle, Michel Duchaussoy, Isaach De Bankolé, Emile Abossolo M'bo, Isolde Barth, Yann Collette, Friedrich von Thun, Jacques Sereys ..
Directed by: Simon Wincer
Release date: 1999-11-14
Best War Movies of 1999 : The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Trenches of Hell
10.

The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Trenches of Hell

2.9
7.1/10 IMDB

August, 1917. Using the name 'Henri Defense', 17 year old Indiana Jones has enlisted in the Belgian army to fight in the Great War. After all his commanding officers have been wiped out during combat in Flanders, Corporal 'Defense' is left in charge of what's left of the 9th Belgian Infantry. They are assigned to the French 14th Company and dispatched into the Battle of the Somme. When Indy is captured by the Germans, he quickly gains a reputation as an escape artist, and is sent to the maximum security prison at Dunsterstadt on the Danube.

Starring: Sean Patrick Flanery, Ronny Coutteure, Jason Flemyng, Richard Ridings, Simon Hepworth, Jonny Phillips, Yves Beneyton, Hervé Pauchon ..
Directed by: Simon Wincer
Release date: 1999-10-26

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