1999 Drama Movies

American Beauty (1999)

American Beauty

  • 88%
  • R
  • 122 min
  • Drama

Lester Burnham becomes intrigued by a young girl named Angela, and this fascination sparks him to make some major changes in his life. He relishes these changes, much to the exasperation of his wife Carolyn.

Fight Club (1999)

Fight Club

  • 79%
  • R
  • 139 min
  • Drama

You are not your job. You are not how much you have in the bank. You are not the contents of your wallet. You are not your khakis. You are not a beautiful and unique snowflake. What happens first is you can't sleep. What happens then is there's a gun in your mouth. And what happens next is you meet Tyler Durden. Let me tell you about Tyler. He had a plan. In Tyler we trusted. Tyler says the things you own, end up owning you. It's only after you've lost everything that you're free to do...

Eyes Wide Shut (1999)

Eyes Wide Shut

  • 74%
  • R
  • 159 min
  • Drama

Dr. William Harford (Tom Cruise) plunges into an erotic foray that threatens his marriage - and may even ensnare him in a lurid murder mystery - after is wife's (Nicole Kidman) admission of sexual longings.

The Green Mile (1999)

The Green Mile

  • 80%
  • R
  • 188 min
  • Crime

Paul Edgecomb's tour of duty as the head guard on Death Row at Cold Mountain in the Depression-era South included watch over a quartet of killers awaiting their final walk down "the Green Mile," the stretch of green linoleum flooring that took convicts from their jail cells to the electric chair.

Over the years, Edgecomb walked the mile with a variety of cons. He had never before encountered someone like John Coffey, a massive black man convicted of brutally killing a pair of nine-year-old...

Big Daddy (1999)

Big Daddy

  • 40%
  • PG-13
  • 93 min
  • Comedy

32-year-old Sonny Koufax (Adam Sandler) is a law school graduate who is steadfastly avoiding the pressures of adult responsibilities. As the lone holdout among his group of law school buddies, he eschews the career and marriage fast track for a part-time job, the neighborhood sports bar and endless take-out meals.

Even his roommate and old law school buddy, Kevin (Jon Stewart), is joining the ranks of the grown-ups by proposing to his longtime girlfriend, Corinne (Leslie Mann), who's...

Cruel Intentions (1999)

Cruel Intentions

  • 48%
  • R
  • 97 min
  • Drama

It's summer break, and Kathryn (Sarah Michelle Gellar) has been dumped by her beau, Court Reynolds, for the innocent Cecile (Selma Blair). Desperate to get even, Kathryn challenges Sebastian (Ryan Phillippe) to ruin Cecile by deflowering her and turning her into a tramp -- thus humiliating Court by delivering Cecile to him as damaged goods. Sebastian has pretty much 'had' all of the girls in New York City up to this point, and he's gotten a bit bored of it all. Though this is too easy a...

The Sixth Sense (1999)

The Sixth Sense

  • 85%
  • PG-13
  • 115 min
  • Drama

In this chilling psychological thriller, eight-year-old Cole Sear is haunted by a dark secret: He is visited by ghosts. A helpless and reluctant channel, Cole is terrified by threatening visitations from those with unresolved problems who appear from the shadows. Confused by his paranormal powers, Cole is too young to understand his purpose and too terrified to tell anyone about his torment, except child psychologist Dr. Malcolm Crowe. As Dr. Crowe tries to uncover the ominous truth about...

10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

10 Things I Hate About You

  • 61%
  • NONE
  • 97 min
  • Comedy

Meet the Stratford sisters: pretty and popular Bianca (LARISA OLEYNIK), who has never had a date; and Kat (JULIA STILES), her older sibling, an ill-tempered harridan whose acerbic wit is matched only by her steadfast determination to alienate any guy who might be remotely interested in her.

Unfortunately, strict rules in the Stratford household forbid Bianca from having a boyfriend until her odious sister has one of her own -- a situation that seems highly improbable considering Kat is a...

Never Been Kissed (1999)

Never Been Kissed

  • 57%
  • PG-13
  • 107 min
  • Comedy

Josie Geller (Drew Barrymore) wants more out of life. As a bright twenty-five-year-old copy editor at Chicago's revered newspaper, the Chicago Sun-Times, she yearns to be a reporter. Josie is skilled at her profession, but completely clueless in her personal life. She was a brainy nerd in high school, a geek to the core - kids called her "Josie Grossie" - and she has never had a serious relationship with a man. Josie has never, she laments, been really kissed.

But things are about to change...

Magnolia (1999)

Magnolia

  • 83%
  • R
  • 188 min
  • Drama

On one random day in the San Fernando Valley, a dying father, a young wife, a male caretaker, a famous lost son, a police officer in love, a boy genius , an ex-boy genius, a game show host and an estranged daughter will each become part of a dazzling multiplicity of plots, but one story.

Magnolia is a mosaic of American life woven through a series of comic and poignant vignettes. It is a portrait of a lonely city sometimes called up short on love. It is a personal exploration of the hidden...

Girl, Interrupted (1999)

Girl, Interrupted

  • 54%
  • R
  • 127 min
  • Biography

Girl, Interrupted is based on the best-selling memoir by writer Susanna Kaysena. It chronicles Susanna's (Winona Ryder) confused attempt at suicide which lands her in a mental hospital. Once there, she meets an odd assortment of eccentric characters, including Lisa (Angelina Jolie), who not only become her closest friends, but light Susanna's way back to someone she had lost - herself.

Notting Hill (1999)

Notting Hill

  • 83%
  • PG-13
  • 124 min
  • Comedy

Anna Scott (Julia Roberts) is the world's most famous movie star. Her picture has been plastered on the cover of every magazine, and every time she makes a move, the entire world knows about it. William Thacker (Hugh Grant) owns a travel bookstore. His business is stagnant, he has the roommate from hell, and since his divorce, his love life is completely non-existent.

For both, something or someone seems to be missing. And when Anna and William's paths unexpectedly cross in the eclectic...

The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)

The Talented Mr. Ripley

  • 83%
  • R
  • 139 min
  • Crime

To be young and carefree amid the blue waters and idyllic landscape of sun-drenched Italy in the late 1950s; that's la dolce vita Tom Ripley (Matt Damon) craves - and Dickie Greenleaf (Jude Law) leads. When Dickie's father, a wealthy ship builder, asks Tom to bring his errant playboy son back home to America, Dickie and his beautiful expatriate girlfriend, Marge Sherwood (Gwyneth Paltrow), never suspect the dangerous extremes to which Ripley will go to make their lifestyle his own. After all,...

Varsity Blues (1999)

Varsity Blues

  • 40%
  • R
  • 106 min
  • Comedy

In his 35th year as head coach, Bud Kilmer (Jon Voight) is trying to lead his West Canaan Coyotes to their 23rd division title. Uncompromising and omnipotent, Kilmer is deified in the small Texas town, as long as the team is winning.

But when star quarterback Lance Harbor (Paul Walker) suffers a season-ending injury, the Coyotes are forced to regroup under the questionable leadership of second-string quarterback Jonathan Moxon (James Van Der Beek). His irreverent attitude and approach to...

Tarzan (1999)

Tarzan

  • 88%
  • G
  • 88 min
  • Animation

Disney's Tarzan follows the extraordinary adventures of an orphaned infant raised by a family of gorillas and ultimately accepted as one of their own. As Tarzan matures into a young man with all the instincts of a jungle animal and the physical prowess of an athletic superstar, his life changes forever when he finally meets other humans, with whom he feels an immediate and irresistible bond.

The Cider House Rules (1999)

The Cider House Rules

  • 71%
  • PG-13
  • 126 min
  • Drama

Homer Wells is an orphan, but he does not lack for a family. Having grown up at St. Cloud's orphanage under the unconventional but loving tutelage of Dr. Wilbur Larch, Homer never wanted for affection. Now, as Homer approaches manhood, he begins to question his future. Homer yearns to explore the world for himself.

When he meets a privileged young couple, Homer hitches a ride with them and liberates himself from St. Cloud's. Suddenly his choices are limitless. He is introduced to a bigger...

Blast From The Past (1999)

Blast From The Past

  • 59%
  • PG-13
  • 112 min
  • Comedy

Adam was born in a steel bunker buried in his parent's backyard, an unforeseen product of the "duck-and-cover" era taken to its extreme. The son of brilliant-but-paranoid scientist Calvin Webber (Christopher Walken) and picture-perfect suburban wife Helen (Sissy Spacek), Adam's bizarre upbringing was the result of a major tactical mistake. In the midst of the fearsome Cuban Missile Crisis, the Webbers witnessed a blast they thought must be the Big One, but was actually a plane crashing into...

Three Kings (1999)

Three Kings

  • 94%
  • R
  • 114 min
  • Action

A small group of adventurous American soldiers in Iraq at the end of the Gulf War is determined to steal a huge cache of gold reputed to be hidden somewhere near their desert base. Finding a map they believe will take them to the gold, the soldiers embark on a journey that leads to unexpected discoveries, enabling them to rise to a heroic challenge that drastically changes their lives.

The Insider (1999)

The Insider

  • 96%
  • R
  • 157 min
  • Biography

Based on a 1995 Vanity Fair article, the film recounts how 60 Minutes commentator Mike Wallace (Christopher Plummer) and his producer Lowell Bergman (Al Pacino) were blackballed into dumping a segment on tobacco-industry defector Jeffrey Wigand (Russell Crowe) because CBS execs were in the midst of a multibillion dollar merger with the corporation that owned Wigand.

The General's Daughter (1999)

The General's Daughter

  • 22%
  • R
  • 116 min
  • Crime

When warrant officer Paul Brenner (John Travolta), a top investigator from the Army's Criminal Investigation Division, is assigned to look into the murder of Captain Elisabeth Campbell -- the pride of Fort MacCallum, a poster girl for the military -- he inadvertently uncovers a scandal of immense proportions. Elisabeth was the daughter of General "Fighting Joe" Campbell -- known for his leadership, valor and his upcoming vice-presidential nomination.

Brenner is operating in a world where...