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The Best Movies of 1999

Updated September 4, 2020 23.7k votes 1.7k voters 40.7k views124 items

List RulesOnly movies released in theaters in 1999.

A list of the best movies of 1999, from blockbusters like The Matrix to cult classics like The Boondock Saints. The '90s were a decade where Hollywood thrived. In were new stars and big blockbusters and 1999 was no exception. Some the best movies of this year are some of the best teen, coming of age, adventure, comedies and dramas in history. The films on here are very memorable and had audiences on the edges of their seats, and still pack a punch so many years after they were first released. You shouldn't be too surprised by the movies listed on here.

As stated before, some of the best movies of the decade were released in 1999. Who could forget The Sixth Sense with Bruce Willis and Haley Joel Osment, Being John Malkovich with John Cusack, Cameron Diaz and Catherine Keener, and of course, South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut. And let's not forget about Girl, Interrupted with Angelina Jolie.

The best movies of 1999 featured some of the biggest stars in the movie business. Whether it was the aforementioned stars continuing their success or the breakout performances featured in American Pie, or established stars like Brad Pitt and Edward Norton in Fight Club.

Some of the best movies of all time were released in 1999. This is the ultimate list of the best movies of 1999, which shouldn't feature the best movies of 1998. Vote and re-rank this list according to how you think the best movies of that year should be reflected. If you notice that there's a movie from this year that should be on this list but is missing, feel free to add it.
  • The Sixth Sense1

    The Sixth Sense

    Bruce Willis, Mischa Barton


    Directed byM. Night Shyamalan

    The Sixth Sense is a 1999 American supernatural thriller film written and directed by M. Night...  more
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  • Toy Story 22

    Toy Story 2

    Tom Hanks, Kelsey Grammer


    Directed byJohn Lasseter, Lee Unkrich, Ash Brannon

    Toy Story 2 is a 1999 American computer-animated comedy adventure film produced by Pixar...  more
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  • 10 Things I Hate About You3

    10 Things I Hate About You

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Gabrielle Union


    Directed byGil Junger

    10 Things I Hate About You is a 1999 American romantic comedy film directed by Gil Junger, and...  more
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  • Office Space4

    Office Space

    Jennifer Aniston, John C. McGinley


    Directed byMike Judge

    Office Space is a 1999 American comedy film written and directed by Mike Judge. The film...  more
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  • The Green Mile5

    The Green Mile

    Tom Hanks, Gary Sinise


    Directed byFrank Darabont

    The Green Mile is a 1999 American fantasy drama film directed by Frank Darabont and adapted...  more
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  • Fight Club6

    Fight Club

    Brad Pitt, Jared Leto


    Directed byDavid Fincher

    Fight Club is a 1999 film based on the 1996 novel of the same name by Chuck Palahniuk. The...  more
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  • American Beauty7

    American Beauty

    Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening


    Directed bySam Mendes

    American Beauty is a 1999 American drama film directed by Sam Mendes. An advertising executive...  more
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  • The Mummy8

    The Mummy

    Rachel Weisz, Brendan Fraser


    Directed byStephen Sommers

    The Mummy is a 1999 American fantasy adventure film written and directed by Stephen Sommers...  more
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  • Cruel Intentions9

    Cruel Intentions

    Reese Witherspoon, Sarah Michelle Gellar


    Directed byRoger Kumble

    Cruel Intentions is a 1999 American drama film starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe,...  more
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  • The Matrix10

    The Matrix

    Keanu Reeves, Hugo Weaving


    Directed byAndy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski

    The Matrix is a 1999 American-Australian science fiction action film written and directed by...  more
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  • Sleepy Hollow11

    Sleepy Hollow

    Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci


    Directed byTim Burton

    Sleepy Hollow is a 1999 American fantasy horror adventure film directed by Tim Burton. It is a...  more
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  • Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me12

    Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me

    Elizabeth Hurley, Heather Graham


    Directed byJay Roach

    Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me is a 1999 action comedy film and the second film in the...  more
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  • Galaxy Quest13

    Galaxy Quest

    Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman


    Directed byDean Parisot

    Galaxy Quest is a 1999 American science fiction action comedy film directed by Dean Parisot...  more
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  • The Boondock Saints14

    The Boondock Saints

    Willem Dafoe, Norman Reedus


    Directed byTroy Duffy

    The Boondock Saints is a 1999 American film written and directed by Troy Duffy. The film stars...  more
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  • Being John Malkovich15

    Being John Malkovich

    Cameron Diaz, Brad Pitt


    Directed bySpike Jonze

    Being John Malkovich is a 1999 American fantasy comedy film written by Charlie Kaufman and...  more
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  • Girl, Interrupted16

    Girl, Interrupted

    Angelina Jolie, Winona Ryder


    Directed byJames Mangold

    Girl, Interrupted is a 1999 American drama film, and an adaptation of Susanna Kaysen's 1993...  more
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  • The Iron Giant17

    The Iron Giant

    Jennifer Aniston, Vin Diesel


    Directed byBrad Bird

    The Iron Giant is a 1999 American animated science fiction comedy-drama film using both...  more
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  • South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut18

    South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut

    George Clooney, Minnie Driver


    Directed byTrey Parker

    South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut is a 1999 American adult animated satirical musical comedy...  more
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  • Election19


    Reese Witherspoon, Matthew Broderick


    Directed byAlexander Payne

    Election is a 1999 American comedy film directed and written by Alexander Payne and adapted by...  more
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  • Magnolia20


    Tom Cruise, Julianne Moore


    Directed byPaul Thomas Anderson

    Magnolia is a 1999 American drama film written, produced, and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson...  more
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  • Dogma21


    Ben Affleck, Matt Damon


    Directed byKevin Smith

    Dogma is a 1999 American comedy film written and directed by Kevin Smith. The existence of...  more
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  • Double Jeopardy22

    Double Jeopardy

    Ashley Judd, Tommy Lee Jones


    Directed byBruce Beresford

    Double Jeopardy is a 1999 American mystery-thriller film directed by Bruce Beresford and...  more
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  • Eyes Wide Shut23

    Eyes Wide Shut

    Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman


    Directed byStanley Kubrick

    Eyes Wide Shut is a 1999 American thriller film loosely based upon Arthur Schnitzler's 1926...  more
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  • Three Kings24

    Three Kings

    George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg


    Directed byDavid O. Russell

    Three Kings is a 1999 satirical comedy film written and directed by David O. Russell from a...  more
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  • Deep Blue Sea25

    Deep Blue Sea

    Samuel L. Jackson, LL Cool J


    Directed byRenny Harlin

    Deep Blue Sea is a 1999 science fiction horror film, starring Saffron Burrows, Thomas Jane, LL...  more
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