Friday, April 2, 2010

10 Best Films of 1999

1999 proved to be one of the most entertaining years of cinema in modern memory. It featured the media phenomenon, The Blair Witch Project, the box-office smash, The Phantom Menace and was the birth of two popular teen films, American Pie and Cruel Intentions. While these were largely average films, it also featured some outstanding films now embedded in the public conscience as cult classics, namely Being John Malkovich and Fight Club and one of the decades greatest in American Beauty.

Honorable Mentions:

Any Given Sunday (Oliver Stone)
Bowfinger (Frank Oz)
Dogma (Kevin Smith)
Election (Alexander Payne)
Eyes Wide Shut (Stanley Kubrick)
The Hurricane (Norman Jewison)
The Mummy (Stephen Sommers)
Office Space (Mike Judge)
Rosetta (Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne)
Sleepy Hollow (Tim Burton)
Toy Story 2 (John Lasseter)
Three Kings (David O. Russell)
The Talented Mr. Ripley (Anthony Minghella)

10. The Matrix (Andy and Larry Wachowski)

9. The Green Mile (Frank Darabont)

8. The Insider (Michael Mann)

7. Audition (Takashi Miike)

6. Ghost Dog: Way of the Samurai (Jim Jarmusch)

5. The Sixth Sense (M. Night Shyamalan)

4. Magnolia (Paul Thomas Anderson)

3. Being John Malkovich (Spike Jonze)

2. Fight Club (David Fincher)

1. American Beauty (Sam Mendes)

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