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The Best Action Movies of 1999 

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Updated September 23, 2019 530 votes 57 voters 2.7k views 50 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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Keanu Reeves, Hugo Weaving, Carrie-Anne Moss

Released: 1999

Directed by: Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski

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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Rachel Weisz, Brendan Fraser, Patricia Velásquez

Released: 1999

Directed by: Stephen Sommers

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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Brad Pitt, Jared Leto, Helena Bonham Carter

Released: 1999

Directed by: David Fincher

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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Elizabeth Hurley, Heather Graham, Will Ferrell

Released: 1999

Directed by: Jay Roach

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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Natalie Portman, Keira Knightley, Ewan McGregor

Released: 1999

Directed by: George Lucas

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Willem Dafoe, Norman Reedus, Billy Connolly

Released: 1999

Directed by: Troy Duffy

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

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Betty White, Mariska Hargitay, Bridget Fonda

Released: 1999

Directed by: Steve Miner

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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Melissa George, Terence Stamp, Peter Fonda

Released: 1999

Directed by: Steven Soderbergh

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

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George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Ice Cube

Released: 1999

Directed by: David O. Russell

Three Kings is a 1999 satirical comedy film written and directed by David O. Russell from a story by John Ridley about a men taking gold that takes place during the 1991 Iraqi uprising against ...more

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Mel Gibson, Lucy Liu, Maria Bello

Released: 1999

Directed by: Brian Helgeland

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Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Tim Allen

Released: 1999

Directed by: Dean Parisot

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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Samuel L. Jackson, LL Cool J, Thomas Jane

Released: 1999

Directed by: Renny Harlin

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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Omar Sharif, Antonio Banderas, Tony Curran

Released: 1999

Directed by: John McTiernan, Michael Crichton

The 13th Warrior is a 1999 American historical fiction action film based on the novel and is a loose retelling of the tale of Beowulf. It stars Antonio Banderas as Ahmad ibn Fadlan, Diane Venora ...more

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Jeff Bridges, Tim Robbins, Joan Cusack

Released: 1999

Directed by: Mark Pellington

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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Martin Lawrence, Dave Chappelle, Octavia Spencer

Released: 1999

Directed by: Les Mayfield

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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Pierce Brosnan, Denise Richards, John Cleese

Released: 1999

Directed by: Michael Apted

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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Forest Whitaker, Henry Silva, Victor Argo

Released: 1999

Directed by: Jim Jarmusch

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Eddie Murphy, Poppy Montgomery, Martin Lawrence

Released: 1999

Directed by: Ted Demme

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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Jennifer Aniston, Vin Diesel, Cloris Leachman

Released: 1999

Directed by: Brad Bird

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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Angelina Jolie, Denzel Washington, Queen Latifah

Released: 1999

Directed by: Phillip Noyce

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 novel ...more

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Choi Ji-woo, Jang Dong-gun, Ahn Sung-ki

Released: 1999

Directed by: Lee Myung-se

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Ashley Judd, Tommy Lee Jones, Bruce Campbell

Released: 1999

Directed by: Bruce Beresford

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Ajith Kumar, Nassar, Radhika Sarathkumar

Released: 1999

Directed by: Saran

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Jean-Claude Van Damme, Bill Goldberg, Michael Jai White

Released: 1999

Directed by: Mic Rodgers

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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Jean-Claude Van Damme, Jaime Pressly, Danny Trejo

Released: 1999

Directed by: John G. Avildsen

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