1999 Drama Movies

Boys Don't Cry (1999)

Boys Don't Cry

  • 88%
  • R
  • 118 min
  • Biography

Based on actual events. Brandon Teena is the popular new guy in a tiny Nebraska town. He hangs out with the guys, drinking, cussing, and bumper surfing, and he charms the young women, who've never met a more sensitive and considerate young man. Life is good for Brandon, now that he's one of the guys and dating hometown beauty Lana. However, he's forgotten to mention one important detail. It's not that he's wanted in another town for GTA and other assorted crimes, but that Brandon Teena is...

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...

Following (1999)

Following

  • 78%
  • R
  • 69 min
  • Crime

An older man listens to Bill's story about being a callow writer who likes to follow strangers around around London, observing them. One day, a glib and self-confident man whom Bill has been following confronts him. He's Cobb, a burglar who takes Bill under his wing and shows him how to break and enter. They burgle a woman's flat; Bill gets intrigued with her (photographs are everywhere in her flat). He follows her and chats her up at a bar owned by her ex-boyfriend, a nasty piece of work who...

Man on the Moon (1999)

Man on the Moon

  • 63%
  • NONE
  • 118 min
  • Biography

A master at manipulating audiences, Kaufman could generate belly laughs, stony silence, tears or brawls. Whether inviting the audience out for milk and cookies or challenging women to inter-gender wrestling matches, he specialized in creating performances so real that even his close friends were never sure where the truth lay.

Man on the Moon is his story.

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.

Life (1999)

Life

  • 50%
  • R
  • 108 min
  • Comedy

After a series of events bring Ray Gibson(Eddie Murphy) and Claude Banks(Martin Lawrence) together on a bootlegging run, they find themselves sentenced to life imprisonment at the Mississippi State Prison. Over the next sixty years Ray and Claude witness hardship and kindness, cruelty and forgiveness, life and death. Along the way, they see many friends come and go, but their humorous outlook on life prevails as their friendship deepens and endures. Together, they never lose hope that one day,...

For Love of the Game (1999)

For Love of the Game

  • 46%
  • PG-13
  • 137 min
  • Drama

Billy Chapel (Kevin Costner) is forced to re-examine his priorities in life when he is confronted with unexpected circumstances -- not only is he being traded after 20 years as the heart and soul of the Detroit Tigers, but Jane Aubrey (Kelly Preston), the love of his life, is leaving him.

Surrounded by a stadium full of fans, he now stands alone on the pitcher's mound in the midst of one of the best games of his career, re-evaluating the direction his life has taken. Aware that the stakes in...

Ghost Dog: The Way of The Samurai (1999)

Ghost Dog: The Way of The Samurai

    • R
    • 116 min
    • Action

    An African American mafia hit man who models himself after the samurai of old finds himself targeted for death by the mob.

    The Straight Story (1999)

    The Straight Story

    • 95%
    • G
    • 112 min
    • Biography

    A 73 year-old man travels from Laurens, Iowa to Mt. Zion, Wisconsin on a riding lawn mower in 1994.

    The man's strange pilgrimage was undertaken so that he could mend his relationship with his estranged older brother.

    The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (1999)

    The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc

    • 30%
    • R
    • 155 min
    • Adventure

    Mystic, maiden, martyr - whatever you choose to call her, it is difficult to dispute that Joan of Arc led a remarkably accomplished life for a peasant girl who never went to school ... and never saw her 20th birthday.

    At 17, she delivered an extraordinary message to her Dauphin and, two months later, led her army to victory over the English at Orleans. At 18, she was captured and sold to her most hated enemies. At 19, she was declared a witch and burned at the stake. Twenty-five years later,...

    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...

    Any Given Sunday (1999)

    Any Given Sunday

    • 51%
    • R
    • 150 min
    • Drama

    No matter who you are, no matter what you do for a living, there's always somebody younger, faster and stronger coming right up behind you. At the crossroads of his life, Tony D'Amato (Al Pacino) has finally come to that realization.

    The Hurricane (1999)

    The Hurricane

    • 83%
    • NONE
    • 145 min
    • Biography

    Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, a man whose dreams of winning the middleweight boxing title were destroyed when he was arrested along with another man for the murders of three people in a New Jersey bar. Wrongfully accused, Carter and John Artis were convicted and sentenced to three life terms in prison, where Carter decided to channel his frustration and despair by writing his own story from his cell.

    Years later, an alienated American youth living in Canada (Vicellous Reon Shannon) found direction...

    Election (1999)

    Election

    • 92%
    • R
    • 99 min
    • Comedy

    Tracy Flick is the smartest student in all Carver High and the only one having an affair with a teacher. Her other teacher Mr. McAllister is the most involved teacher at Carver High and is messing around with his wifes best friend. Elections are coming up and Tracy Flick is the only one running and after seeing Tracy always winning something and doing everything right, Mr. McAllister bribes the dumb jock Paul to run against her for his own pleasure. Tracy is mortified that Paul is even trying...

    But I'm a Cheerleader (1999)

    But I'm a Cheerleader

      • R
      • 85 min
      • Comedy

      Megan is an all-American girl. A cheerleader. She has a boyfriend. But Megan doesn't like kissing her boyfriend very much. And she's pretty touchy with her cheerleader friends. Her conservative parents worry that she must be a lesbian and send her off to "sexual redirection" school, where she must learn how to be straight.

      Mystery, Alaska (1999)

      Mystery, Alaska

      • 38%
      • R
      • 119 min
      • Comedy

      The legendary hockey players of Mystery are born on skates. And the weekly hockey game on the local "pond of dreams" is much more than a sport -- it's a ritual celebration attended with religious devotion, the only thing that holds the players together. But then an article in a sports magazine prompts the National Hockey League to send the New York Rangers to challenge these local heroes in a "Rocky"-like, back-to-the-roots-of-hockey exhibition game. The publicity stunt thrusts this tiny town...

      Bringing Out The Dead (1999)

      Bringing Out The Dead

      • 71%
      • R
      • 121 min
      • Drama

      Sirens screaming and lights flashing, a New York City ambulance speeds through the night. Its drivers are paramedics working the graveyard shift -- men who come face-to-face with the dead and the dying on a daily basis. Burnt out from one too many nights on the job, they are nearly as broken as the bodies they haul through the streets. What keeps them going is their caustic sense of comedy, and an acrid view of a world which seems to have its surreal epicenter in Manhattan.

      Nicolas Cage plays...

      Payback (1999)

      Payback

      • 53%
      • R
      • 100 min
      • Action

      The heist goes smoothly enough. The cash is already hot. So when Porter (Mel Gibson) and Val (Gregg Henry) steal it, they're in the clear. Time comes around to split the take and Val makes three grave mistakes: he takes Porter's cut; he takes Porter's wife and tries to take Porter's life. Problem is, when you kill this guy, you better make sure he's dead.

      Porter soon resurfaces, reborn with a serious case of tunnel-vision. He wants his cut and doesn't care what he has to do to get it. Now,...

      Summer of Sam (1999)

      Summer of Sam

      • 50%
      • R
      • 142 min
      • Crime

      It didn't get any hotter than the summer of 1977 in New York City. As temperatures soared well into the hundreds for endless days, the city was seared by more than heat. Looters poured into the streets as a blackout plunged New York into darkness and fear and a mysterious psychopath began gunning down strangers in the night at random.

      Dubbed "Son of Sam" by the tabloids, the .44-caliber killer terrorized the city with a steady streak of grisly slayings. With the media playing an integral role...

      Romance (1999)

      Romance

        • R
        • 84 min
        • Drama

        Although deeply in love with her boyfriend - and indeed sleeping in the same bed with him - a schoolteacher cannot handle the almost complete lack of intimacy he will allow. Increasingly frustrated, she gradually finds her sexual appetites leading her into ever more risky situations, including a developing one with the headmaster.