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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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Fight Club Brad Pitt, Jared Leto, Helena Bonham Carter Fight Club is a 1999 film based on the 1996 novel of the same name by Chuck Palahniuk. The film was directed by David Fincher, and stars Brad Pitt, Edward Norton and Helena Bonham Carter. Norton ...more

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The Matrix Keanu Reeves, Hugo Weaving, Carrie-Anne Moss The Matrix is a 1999 American-Australian science fiction action film written and directed by The Wachowskis, starring Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss, Hugo Weaving, and Joe ...more

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The Limey Melissa George, Terence Stamp, Peter Fonda The Limey is a 1999 American crime film, directed by Steven Soderbergh and written by Lem Dobbs. The film features Terence Stamp, Lesley Ann Warren, Luis Guzmán, Barry Newman, and Peter ...more

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The Boondock Saints Willem Dafoe, Norman Reedus, Billy Connolly The Boondock Saints is a 1999 American crime film written and directed by Troy Duffy. The film stars Sean Patrick Flanery and Norman Reedus as fraternal twins, Connor and Murphy MacManus, who ...more

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The Mummy Rachel Weisz, Brendan Fraser, Patricia Velásquez The Mummy is a 1999 American fantasy adventure film written and directed by Stephen Sommers and starring Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, John Hannah, and Kevin J. O'Connor, with Arnold Vosloo in ...more

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Three Kings George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Ice Cube Three Kings is a 1999 satirical war-comedy film written and directed by David O. Russell from a story by John Ridley about a gold heist that takes place during the 1991 Iraqi uprising against ...more

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Arlington Road Jeff Bridges, Tim Robbins, Joan Cusack Arlington Road is a 1999 American mystery thriller film, which tells the story of a widowed George Washington University professor who suspects his new neighbors are involved in terrorism and ...more

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Payback Mel Gibson, Lucy Liu, Maria Bello Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Payback is a 1999 American action crime film directed by Brian Helgeland and starring Mel Gibson, Gregg Henry, Maria Bello and David Paymer. It was based on the novel The Hunter by Donald E. ...more

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Blue Streak Martin Lawrence, Dave Chappelle, Octavia Spencer Blue Streak is a 1999 film, directed by Les Mayfield with Martin Lawrence. The director has also directed other famous films, including the remake of Miracle on Thirty-fourth Street in 1994. In ...more

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Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai Forest Whitaker, Henry Silva, Victor Argo Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai is a 1999 American crime action film written and directed by Jim Jarmusch. Forest Whitaker stars as the title character, the mysterious "Ghost Dog", a ...more

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The 13th Warrior Omar Sharif, Antonio Banderas, Tony Curran The 13th Warrior is a 1999 American historical fiction action film based on the novel Eaters of the Dead by Michael Crichton and is a loose retelling of the tale of Beowulf. It stars Antonio ...more

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Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me Elizabeth Hurley, Heather Graham, Will Ferrell Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me is a 1999 action comedy film and the second film in the Austin Powers series. It is preceded by the original film, Austin Powers: International Man of ...more

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Life Eddie Murphy, Poppy Montgomery, Martin Lawrence Life is a 1999 American comedy-drama film written by Robert Ramsey & Matthew Stone and directed by Ted Demme. The film stars Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence. The supporting cast includes ...more

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Lake Placid Betty White, Mariska Hargitay, Bridget Fonda Lake Placid is a 1999 American monster horror comedy film. The film was written by David E. Kelley and directed by Steve Miner, starring Bill Pullman, Bridget Fonda, Oliver Platt, Brendan ...more

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Nowhere to Hide Choi Ji-woo, Jang Dong-gun, Ahn Sung-ki Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Nowhere to Hide is a 1999 South Korean film written and directed by Lee Myung-se. The film is set in Incheon in South Korea. A murder is committed, and the cops search for the killer. Opening up ...more

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Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace Natalie Portman, Keira Knightley, Ewan McGregor (32 Years Before Episode IV) Stranded on the desert planet Tatooine after rescuing young Queen Amidala from the impending invasion of Naboo, Jedi apprentice Obi-Wan Kenobi and his Jedi Master ...more

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The World Is Not Enough Pierce Brosnan, Denise Richards, John Cleese The World Is Not Enough is the nineteenth spy film in the James Bond series, and the third to star Pierce Brosnan as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond. The film was directed by Michael Apted, ...more

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The Bone Collector Angelina Jolie, Denzel Washington, Queen Latifah The Bone Collector is a 1999 psychological thriller film starring Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie, directed by Phillip Noyce and produced by Martin Bregman. The movie was based on the crime ...more

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The Iron Giant Jennifer Aniston, Vin Diesel, Cloris Leachman The Iron Giant is a 1999 American animated science fiction comedy-drama film using both traditional animation and computer animation, produced by Warner Bros. Animation, and based on the 1968 ...more

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Shiri Yunjin Kim, Song Kang-Ho, Choi Min-sik Shiri is a 1999 South Korean action film, written and directed by Kang Je-gyu. Swiri was the first Hollywood-style big-budget blockbuster to be produced in the "new" Korean film ...more

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End of Days Arnold Schwarzenegger, Robin Tunney, Renee Olstead End of Days is a 1999 American action fantasy horror thriller film directed by Peter Hyams starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Gabriel Byrne, Robin Tunney, Kevin Pollak, Rod Steiger, CCH Pounder, ...more

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Double Jeopardy Ashley Judd, Tommy Lee Jones, Bruce Campbell Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Double Jeopardy is a 1999 American mystery-thriller film directed by Bruce Beresford and starring Tommy Lee Jones, Ashley Judd, and Bruce Greenwood. The film is about a woman who is framed for ...more

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Raja Kumarudu Preity Zinta, Mahesh Babu, Prakash Raj Raja Kumarudu is a 1999 Telugu romantic comedy film produced by C. Aswini Dutt on Vyjayanthi Movies banner, directed by K. Raghavendra Rao. Starring Mahesh Babu, Preity Zinta in the lead roles, ...more

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Galaxy Quest Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Tim Allen Galaxy Quest is a 1999 American science fiction action comedy film directed by Dean Parisot and written by David Howard and Robert Gordon. The film follows the adventures of a troupe of actors ...more

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Bats Dina Meyer, Lou Diamond Phillips, Bob Gunton Bats is a 1999 American science fiction monster horror thriller film, directed by Louis Morneau and produced by Bradley Jenkel and Louise Rosner. The film stars Lou Diamond Phillips, Dina Meyer, ...more

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Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade Tamio Ōki, Eri Sendai, Yoshisada Sakaguchi Jin-Roh, also known as Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade in its American release, is a 1999 Japanese animated feature film directed by Hiroyuki Okiura. The film is the third adaptation of Mamoru Oshii's ...more

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Gorgeous Jackie Chan, Shu Qi, Stephen Chow Gorgeous is a 1999 Hong Kong action romantic comedy film written and directed by Vincent Kok who played Lo's assistant, and also written and produced by Jackie Chan, who also starred in the ...more

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Ethirum Pudhirum Mammootty, Nassar, Simran Edhirum Pudhirum எதிரும் புதிரும் is a Tamil movie starring Mammootty, Sangeetha, Napoleon, Manorama and Simran Bagga directed by Dharani under his real name V.C. Ramani.

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Simon Sez Dennis Rodman, Dane Cook, Natalia Cigliuti Simon Sez is a 1999 action comedy film starring Dennis Rodman, Dane Cook, and John Pinette. The score for this film was composed by Brian Tyler.

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The Omega Code Catherine Oxenberg, Michael Ironside, Michael York The Omega Code is a 1999 thriller film directed by Robert Marcarelli, starring Casper Van Dien as the protagonist, Dr. Gillen Lane, and Michael York as the antagonist. It has a premillennialist ...more

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Deep Blue Sea Samuel L. Jackson, LL Cool J, Thomas Jane Deep Blue Sea is a 1999 science fiction horror film, starring Saffron Burrows, Thomas Jane, LL Cool J, Michael Rapaport, Stellan Skarsgård and Samuel L. Jackson. The film was directed by ...more

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Retribution Tsuyoshi Ihara, Kōji Yakusho, Ryo Kase Retribution is a 2006 Japanese mystery film directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa, starring Koji Yakusho, of a detective's investigation of serial murders that leads him to a mysterious woman in red who ...more

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Mystery Men Ben Stiller, Tom Waits, Hank Azaria Mystery Men is a 1999 American superhero comedy film directed by Kinka Usher and written by Neil Cuthbert and Bob Burden, loosely based on Burden's Flaming Carrot Comics, and starring Hank ...more

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Violent Shit III Andreas Schnaas, Marc Trinkhaus, Steve Aquilina Violent Shit III: Infantry of Doom is a 1999 shot-on-video action/splatter/comedy film by German director Andreas Schnaas. It stars Andreas Schnaas, Marc Trinkhaus, Uwe Grüntjes, and Winni

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Inferno Jean-Claude Van Damme, Jaime Pressly, Danny Trejo Inferno is a 1999 American action film directed by John G. Avildsen, and starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, Danny Trejo and Pat Morita. Eddie Lomax is a veteran soldier sick of life, wandering the ...more

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Bangkok Dangerous Patharawarin Timkul, Pisek Intrakanchit, Pawalit Mongkolpisit Bangkok Dangerous is a 1999 Thai crime film written and directed by the Pang Brothers. Stylishly edited, the story of a deaf and mute hitman was the debut film for the twin-brother team of ...more

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The Mod Squad Claire Danes, Josh Brolin, Giovanni Ribisi The Mod Squad is a 1999 film directed by Scott Silver and starring Claire Danes, Omar Epps and Giovanni Ribisi. It is based on the popular television show of the same name.

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Free Fall Jaclyn Smith, Hayden Christensen, Bruce Boxleitner Free Fall is a 1999 American/Canadian made-for-television action / drama film directed by Mario Azzopardi, based on a story by Mark Homer, and screenplay by Ken Wheat and Jim Wheat. The film ...more

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The Corruptor Mark Wahlberg, Brian Cox, Chow Yun-Fat The Corruptor is a 1999 American action thriller film directed by James Foley, starring Chow Yun-fat and Mark Wahlberg. The film was released in the United States on March 5, 1999.

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Aftershock: Earthquake in New York Jennifer Garner, Erika Eleniak, Cicely Tyson Aftershock: Earthquake in New York is a 1999 miniseries that was broadcast in the United States on CBS in two parts, with the first part aired on November 14 and the second on November 16. It ...more

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Amarkalam Ajith Kumar, Nassar, Radhika Sarathkumar Amarkalam is a 1999 Tamil action film directed by Saran and produced by Venkateswaralayam. The film featured Ajith Kumar and Shalini in the lead roles with Raghuvaran, Raadhika and Nassar in ...more

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From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter Danny Trejo, Sônia Braga, Orlando Jones From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter is a 2000 American horror film that serves as a prequel to the 1996 film, From Dusk till Dawn. It was released directly to video and was nominated ...more

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Nenjinile Vijay, Isha Koppikar, Srividya Nenjinile is a 1999 நெஞ்சினிலே Tamil action film directed and co-written by S. A. Chandrasekhar. The film features Vijay and Isha Koppikar in the lead roles, while Sonu Sood, Sriman and ...more

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Beowulf Rhona Mitra, Patricia Velásquez, Christopher Lambert Beowulf is a 1999 science fiction fantasy action film loosely based on the Old English epic poem Beowulf. Unlike most film adaptations of the poem, this version is a science-fiction/fantasy film ...more

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Universal Soldier: The Return Jean-Claude Van Damme, Bill Goldberg, Michael Jai White Universal Soldier: The Return is a 1999 American science fiction action film directed by Mic Rodgers in his directorial debut. The film stars Jean-Claude Van Damme, Michael Jai White, Bill ...more

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From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money Tiffani Thiessen, Danny Trejo, Bruce Campbell From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money is an American horror crime action thriller Vampire film released on March 16, 1999. It's the second movie in the From Dusk Till Dawn series and is a ...more

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Baby Geniuses Kathleen Turner, Christopher Lloyd, Kim Cattrall Baby Geniuses is a 1999 family-oriented comedy film directed by Bob Clark. It stars Kathleen Turner and Christopher Lloyd. The film has the distinction of being the first full-length feature to ...more

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Bloodsport 4: The Dark Kumite Daniel Bernhardt, David McGrath, Stefanos Miltsakakis Bloodsport 4: The Dark Kumite is the fourth film in the Bloodsport franchise. It was released direct-to-video in 1999 and stars Daniel Bernhardt as police officer John Keller.

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Entrapment Catherine Zeta-Jones, Sean Connery, Ving Rhames Entrapment is a 1999 American caper film directed by Jon Amiel and starring Sean Connery and Catherine Zeta-Jones.

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Wild Wild West Salma Hayek, Will Smith, Kevin Kline Wild Wild West is a 1999 American steampunk western action-comedy film directed by Barry Sonnenfeld. A big-screen adaptation of the 1965–1969 TV series The Wild Wild West, it stars Will Smith, ...more