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The Best Action Movies of 1999

Updated September 23, 2019 694 votes 64 voters 3.0k views50 items

List of the best 1999 action movies, ranked by how many upvotes they've received by other fans of the genre. These movies give you car crashes, explosions, gun fights and everything else you could hope for in a good action flick. These are all the action movies that defined the year 1999, so vote for your favorites and help them rise to the top. This poll is also a great resource for finding new movies that you haven't already seen, especially since you can watch trailers for each film right on this page. To make sure this list is as accurate as possible, please don't downvote a movie if you haven't seen it.

List is made up of a variety of movies, including Fight Club and The Matrix. This isn't necessarily a list of all action movies from 1999, but it does contain all the ones worth watching.
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  • The Matrix1
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    The Matrix

    Keanu Reeves, Hugo Weaving

    Released1999

    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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  • The Boondock Saints2
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    The Boondock Saints

    Willem Dafoe, Norman Reedus

    Released1999

    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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  • Payback3
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    Payback

    Mel Gibson, Lucy Liu

    Released1999

    Directed byBrian Helgeland

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    Payback is a 1999 American action film directed by Brian Helgeland and starring Mel Gibson,...  more
  • The 13th Warrior4
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    The 13th Warrior

    Omar Sharif, Antonio Banderas

    Released1999

    Directed byJohn McTiernan, Michael Crichton

    The 13th Warrior is a 1999 American historical fiction action film based on the novel and is a...  more

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  • The Mummy5
    16
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    The Mummy

    Rachel Weisz, Brendan Fraser

    Released1999

    Directed byStephen Sommers

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

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  • Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace6
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    Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace

    Natalie Portman, Keira Knightley

    Released1999

    Directed byGeorge Lucas

    (32 Years Before Episode IV) Stranded on the desert planet Tatooine after rescuing young Queen...  more

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  • Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai7
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    Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai

    Forest Whitaker, Henry Silva

    Released1999

    Directed byJim Jarmusch

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    Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai is a 1999 American action film written and directed by Jim...  more

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  • Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me8
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    Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me

    Elizabeth Hurley, Heather Graham

    Released1999

    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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  • The World Is Not Enough9
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    The World Is Not Enough

    Pierce Brosnan, Denise Richards

    Released1999

    Directed byMichael Apted

    The World Is Not Enough is the nineteenth spy film in the James Bond series, and the third to...  more

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  • Galaxy Quest10
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    Galaxy Quest

    Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman

    Released1999

    Directed byDean Parisot

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

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  • Lake Placid11
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    Lake Placid

    Betty White, Mariska Hargitay

    Released1999

    Directed bySteve Miner

    Lake Placid is a 1999 American monster horror comedy film. The film was written by David E....  more
  • Nowhere to Hide12
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    Nowhere to Hide

    Choi Ji-woo, Jang Dong-gun

    Released1999

    Directed byLee Myung-se

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    Nowhere to Hide is a 1999 South Korean film written and directed by Lee Myung-se. The film is...  more
  • Fight Club13
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    Fight Club

    Brad Pitt, Jared Leto

    Released1999

    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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  • Deep Blue Sea14
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    Deep Blue Sea

    Samuel L. Jackson, LL Cool J

    Released1999

    Directed byRenny Harlin

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

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  • Shiri15
    9
    9

    Shiri

    Yunjin Kim, Song Kang-Ho

    Released1999

    Directed byKang Je-gyu

    Shiri is a 1999 South Korean action film, written and directed by Kang Je-gyu. Swiri was the...  more
  • Inferno16
    7
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    Inferno

    Jean-Claude Van Damme, Jaime Pressly

    Released1999

    Directed byJohn G. Avildsen

    Inferno is a 1999 American action film directed by John G. Avildsen, and starring Jean-Claude...  more
  • Three Kings17
    9
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    Three Kings

    George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg

    Released1999

    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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  • Blue Streak18
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    Blue Streak

    Martin Lawrence, Dave Chappelle

    Released1999

    Directed byLes Mayfield

    Blue Streak is a 1999 film, directed by Les Mayfield with Martin Lawrence. The director has...  more

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  • The Limey19
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    The Limey

    Melissa George, Terence Stamp

    Released1999

    Directed bySteven Soderbergh

    The Limey is a 1999 American film, directed by Steven Soderbergh and written by Lem Dobbs. The...  more

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  • Universal Soldier: The Return20
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    Universal Soldier: The Return

    Jean-Claude Van Damme, Bill Goldberg

    Released1999

    Directed byMic Rodgers

    Universal Soldier: The Return is a 1999 American science fiction action film directed by Mic...  more
  • The Iron Giant21
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    The Iron Giant

    Jennifer Aniston, Vin Diesel

    Released1999

    Directed byBrad Bird

    The Iron Giant is a 1999 American animated science fiction comedy-drama film using both...  more

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  • Double Jeopardy22
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    Double Jeopardy

    Ashley Judd, Tommy Lee Jones

    Released1999

    Directed byBruce Beresford

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

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  • The Bone Collector23
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    The Bone Collector

    Angelina Jolie, Denzel Washington

    Released1999

    Directed byPhillip Noyce

    The Bone Collector is a 1999 psychological thriller film starring Denzel Washington and...  more

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  • Amarkalam24
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    Amarkalam

    Ajith Kumar, Nassar

    Released1999

    Directed bySaran

    Amarkalam is a 1999 Tamil action film directed by Saran and produced by Venkateswaralayam. The...  more
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  • Life25
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    Life

    Eddie Murphy, Poppy Montgomery

    Released1999

    Directed byTed Demme

    Life is a 1999 American comedy-drama film written by Robert Ramsey & Matthew Stone and...  more

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