The Movies of 1999
(Movies Marked With a Are Reviewed in Full)
NEW: Check the Films Marked with a for Brief, Capsule-Length Responses!

(Includes films first exhibited to commercial audiences in America between Jan. 1, 1999, and Dec. 31, 1999.
Consequently, certain entries, especially foreign films, are indexed here despite being produced in earlier years.)


My Top Ten List

  1. Eyes Wide Shut Dir. Stanley Kubrick. With Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Sydney Pollack A
  2. Boys Don't Cry ² Dir. Kimberly Peirce. With Hilary Swank, Chloë Sevigny, Peter Sarsgaard A
  3. Man on the Moon Dir. Miloš Forman. With Jim Carrey, Danny DeVito, Paul Giamatti A–
  4. Bringing Out the Dead Dir. Martin Scorsese. With Nicolas Cage, Patricia Arquette, Cliff Curtis A–
  5. Magnolia Dir. Paul Thomas Anderson. With John C. Reilly, Philip Baker Hall, Tom Cruise A–
  6. Being John Malkovich ³ Dir. Spike Jonze. With John Cusack, Cameron Diaz, John Malkovich A–
  7. American Beauty ² Dir. Sam Mendes. With Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Thora Birch A–
  8. Topsy-Turvy Dir. Mike Leigh. With Jim Broadbent, Allan Corduner, Timothy Spall A–
  9. The Talented Mr. Ripley ² Dir. Anthony Minghella. With Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law A–
10. The Straight Story Dir. David Lynch. With Richard Farnsworth, Sissy Spacek, Harry Dean Stanton A–

Other Releases from the Year 1999

² Seen twice in a cinema; ³ Seen three times in a cinema; * Seen four times or more in a cinema

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