1999 Drama Movies (By Date)

Heart of China (1999)

Heart of China

    • Unrated
    • 110 min
    • Drama

    The film tells the story of a grounded American pilot during the Second World War who learns about the noble spirit of the Chinese poeple when he is rescued by the communist-led Chinese army after an emergency landing near the Great Wall. On the way to the Communist base, the pilot falls in love with a girl soldier whose lingering memory of being raped by the Japanese makes her a determined fighter. Half a century later, the American pilot returns to the Yellow River to pay his respects to the...

    Long Road Home (1999)

    Long Road Home

      • PG
      • 88 min
      • Drama

      After his mother died, 12 year old Seth George (T.J. Lowther) goes to live with his grandparents on their farm. Grouchy old Murdock (Michael Ansara) is not very happy with the presence of his grandson and is rather hard on him. He was strongly opposed to the mixed marriage of his daughter and doesn't want to hear anything about Seth's Indian father who died a hero in Vietnam when Seth was still a baby. His grandmother (Sandra Shotwell) on the other hand was very fond of Seth but after a while...

      Bhopal Express

        • Unrated
        • 98 min
        • Drama

        Set against the gas tragedy in Bhopal, India in 1984, this human drama examines the irresponsible methods of large corporations and the effects of their actions on common people. The night of the tragedy, poison gas clouds from the Union Carbide factory enveloped an arc of over 20 square kilometers killing over 8,000 people in its immediate aftermath and causing multi-systemic injuries to over 500,000 residents. Lest the neighborhood community be "unduly alarmed", the siren in the...

        Jan-Gel, the Beast from the East (1999)

        Jan-Gel, the Beast from the East

          • Unrated
          • 53 min
          • Drama

          Without doubt, the most intriuguing caveman epic of our time. Jan-Gel, thawed from his 50,000 year sleep, dedicates his new life in the present day to mutilateing anyone he can find as he roams the hills of Maryland and West Virginia. Dresses in a leopard skin, and not much else, he wreaks havoc and still finds the time to fall in love with young Beth Simmons. However, special agents Conrad Brooks and Gary West are hot on his trail. Can they stop him before he finds his next victim? Written...

          Kick (1999)


            • PG
            • 92 min
            • Drama

            A champion high school rugby player has a secret desire to be a ballet dancer, having spent 11 years in ballet school. Seizing an opportunity to audition for a local company's presentation of "Romeo and Juliet", he nonetheless fears what will happen to his reputation if the other kids in his school find out. Adding the practices to his already burgeoning schedule quickly starts to create problems with his friends, his teachers, his coach, his play director, and his ballet...

            Tube Tales (1999)

            Tube Tales

              • Unrated
              • 84 min
              • Drama

              Nine short stories based on the true experiences of London Underground passengers.

              Cremaster 2 (1999)

              Cremaster 2

              • 77%
              • NONE
              • 79 min
              • Drama

              CREMASTER 2 is rendered as a gothic Western that introduces conflict into the system. On the biological level it corresponds to the phase of fetal development during which sexual division begins. In Matthew Barney's abstraction of this process, the system resists partition and tries to remain in the state of equilibrium imagined in Cremaster 1. Cremaster 2 embodies this regressive impulse through its looping narrative, moving from 1977, the year of Gary Gilmore's execution, to 1893, when Harry...

              Sing yuet tung wa (1999)

              Sing yuet tung wa

                • Unrated
                • 106 min
                • Drama

                Hitomi mourns day and night for the death of her fiancee Tachia in a fatal car crash. What a surprise in a visit to Hong Kong that she bumps into Bo, a local undercover cop who bears a strong resemblance of Tachia. With a twist of fate, Bo is in danger as he has been betrayed by a colleague. He flees to China with Hitomi. The two fugitives fall for each other in this life-and-death-journey. However, Hitomi's love over the late Tachia has been haunting and eroding her heart and soul...

                Postmen in the Mountains (1999)

                Postmen in the Mountains

                  • NONE
                  • 93 min
                  • Drama

                  An old postman has spent his whole life delivering mail to the mountain of Hunan and is about to retire. His only son is due to take over his duties. As father and son journey through the mountains, the son begins to appreciate the toil and burden his father has to bear as postman for the villagers, and the old postman is also deeply moved as his son relates his mother's anxiety as she waits for him to return home from every trip.

                  Come On, Get Happy: The Partridge Family Story (1999)

                  Come On, Get Happy: The Partridge Family Story

                    • Unrated
                    • 100 min
                    • Comedy

                    The behind the scenes story of "The Partridge Family" TV show, told from the point of view of young Danny Bonaduce. Problems include Danny's jealous father, David Cassidy's overnight fame, and even conflicts with the Brady Bunch! Written by Mike Konczewski

                    Babylon 5: A Call to Arms (1999)

                    Babylon 5: A Call to Arms

                      • Unrated
                      • 94 min
                      • Action

                      Five years after the events of the Babylon 5 series, a technomage named Galen predicts an imminent attack by the Drakh, the old allies of the Shadows. Through dreams, a thief, a captain, and a president are brought together to head them off. The president is John Sheridan. Because of his irrational behavior, Sheridan's friends begin to wonder about his sanity. It's up to all of them and two prototype battlecruisers, the Excalibur and the Victory, to stop the fleet and their...

                      Lost for Words (1999)

                      Lost for Words

                        • Unrated
                        • 75 min
                        • Drama

                        Deric Longden and his wife, Aileen, come to terms with the fact that his mother, Annie, is getting too old to live on her own. Annie suffers her first stroke and a nursing home is the obvious solution, but which one and where? Written by Mort Kingsley

                        Don't Let Me Die on a Sunday (1999)

                        Don't Let Me Die on a Sunday

                        • 25%
                        • R
                        • 90 min
                        • Drama

                        Ben works in a morgue. Ben's wife left him and he is into various kinds of alternative sexuality. Teresa dies of an ecstasy overdose on the dance floor. When she is brought to the morgue, she is resurrected -how shall I say?- in Ben's arms (that part based on a true story). From this starting point, the film revolves around the interactions between them and Boris (orgy fan), Abdel (no sentimental life), Ducon (wants to kill himself), Nico (dying of AIDS), etc... A social study of the...

                        Harvest (1999)


                        • 73%
                        • R
                        • 96 min
                        • Drama

                        A DEA agent and a local sheriff have to wrestle with their consciences as they start raids on local farmers, who have started growing marijuana simply to keep their farms operational. Story focuses on a young man, who accidentally discovers that his straight-laced parents are involved in the marijuana cultivation.

                        The Color of Lies (1999)

                        The Color of Lies

                          • Unrated
                          • 113 min
                          • Crime

                          In a small Breton town, a 10-year-old girl is found murdered. René, her art teacher, a professional painter, is the last person to have seen her alive. The inspector in charge of the investigation immediately questions him. In this small provincial town where people all know each other and regularly meet at the Bar des Amis, René is increasingly unsettled by the other inhabitants' suspicions and by the inspector's investigation. Children stop coming to him for lessons. His...

                          Häjyt (1999)


                            • 105 min
                            • Action

                            Häjyt tells a story of two friends who have a hard time finding their place in the society. Antti and Jussi are released from jail. While they were doing time for bank robbery, the third man involved in the robbery, the one who was not convicted, has become a policeman. He tries to help his friends to settle into the small town in Pohjanmaa, but the boys start a black market liquor business instead. The road seems to lead back to the jail.

                            Justice (1999)


                              • R
                              • 103 min
                              • Thriller

                              A lawyer and her partner run from the Colombian Mafia and the corrupt U.S. marshals and attorneys assigned to protect them.

                              Entre las piernas (1999)

                              Entre las piernas

                                • 120 min
                                • Drama

                                Miranda, a sex addict, works for a radio station and is married to a cop. She signs up for therapy in order to deal with her sex addiction. Also in the group is Javier, a sex-phone junkie. The two misfits hit it off and a torid affair ensues. But things get a little complicated when Javier finds out that this phone sex trysts have been secretly taped and being distributed all over Madrid, and that his ex-wife is living with his business partner. Elsewhere, while investigating a murder case,...

                                At First Sight (1999)

                                At First Sight

                                • 32%
                                • PG-13
                                • 128 min
                                • Drama

                                At First Sight is a moving and faithful re-telling of the real story of Virgil and Amy and the peculiar challenges of learning to see when one has never seen before," notes renowned physician and author Oliver Sacks, who documented the true story on which the film is based as part of his bestselling book An Anthropologist On Mars.

                                In Dreams (1999)

                                In Dreams

                                • 22%
                                • R
                                • 100 min
                                • Drama

                                It was her dark illustration of childhood fables that lured him. It was her dreams of deadly premonitions he would come to own. As Claire Cooper (Annette Bening) frantically tries to convince a cynical world of her mind link with a madman-bent on avenging his childhood lost-she realizes she has but one choice. To stop Vivian Thompson (Robert Downey Jr.), she must become him ... once and for all. Her seeming descent into madness proves the only sane solution.

                                Fretful dreams and waking visions...