1999 Drama Movies (By Date)

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...

Selma, Lord, Selma (1999)

Selma, Lord, Selma

    • Unrated
    • 94 min
    • Drama

    In 1965 Alabama, an 11 year old girl (Jurnee Smollett) is touched by a speech by Martin Luther King, Jr. (Clifton Powell) and becomes a devout follower. But her resolution is tested when she joins others in the famed march from Selma to Montgomery. Written by John Sacksteder <[email protected]>

    Rukajärven tie (1999)

    Rukajärven tie

      • 123 min
      • War

      It is the summer of 1941 and the Finnish army has been mobilized along the border with Russia. A platoon led by Lt. Eero Perkola is waiting for orders to go on the offensive. The platoon receives orders for a recon mission through the wilderness around the Lieksa lake to search for possible Russian defensive positions.

      Plunkett & Macleane (1999)

      Plunkett & Macleane

      • 25%
      • R
      • 93 min
      • Action

      Plunkett (Robert Carlyle) and Macleane (Jonny Lee Miller) are an unlikely, but potent, team. Although from different ends of England's social spectrum, they enter into a "gentleman's agreement." Plunkett has the brains and the know-how; Macleane has the social connections. Stealing from the rich, they give to -- themselves: Plunkett aspires to journey to America, while Macleane seeks to enter high society. Macleane's social ambitions are facilitated by his old friend, the foppish and debauched...

      Gloria (1999)

      Gloria

      • 17%
      • R
      • 108 min
      • Crime

      Gloria (Sharon Stone) has survived more than her share of risky relationships. This time she's hooked up with a guy who's real trouble, a guy who could get her killed. Fresh off a three-year prison term, Gloria immediately violates parole and returns to New York City. Desperate and angry, she lashes out, putting to good use the tough education she earned growing up in Hell's Kitchen. In the process, she accidentally becomes guardian of a stubborn six-year-old boy, Nicky (Jean-Luke Figueroa),...

      Getting to Know You (1999)

      Getting to Know You

      • 90%
      • Unrated
      • 96 min
      • Comedy

      Two teens tell stories about their lives while waiting at a bus stop. Judith and her brother have suffered a nomadic existence with their semi-professional ballroom dancing parents, who are now past their prime. Jimmy tells two tales. One about two women who meet up with a high-roller in Atlantic City. The second is about an infertile woman's marriage to a religious fanatic. The three stories are told in anthology style. Meanwhile, bus station denizens wander in and out. Chief among these...

      A Slipping Down Life (1999)

      A Slipping Down Life

        • R
        • 111 min
        • Drama

        Based on the novel by Anne Tyler, A Slipping Down Life is the story of the unusual courtship of an awkward young woman and a charismatic singer/songwriter, and the profound effect that their unlikely relationship has on each other’s lives.

        Evie Decker (Lili Taylor) is a painfully timid young woman whose monotonous life consists of living with her reclusive widower father (Tom Bower) and working a dead-end job at a rundown amusement park. Evie’s quiet existence is forever altered when...

        The Theory of Flight (1999)

        The Theory of Flight

        • 50%
        • R
        • 101 min
        • Comedy

        A dreamer who aspires to human flight is assigned public service after one of his attempts off a public building. This leads him to meeting a young woman, who is dying of motor neuron disease. The strong-willed woman admits her wish to be de-flowered before her death. The man, struggling to maintain his relationship with his girl friend, declines but offers to help pay for a gigolo to do the deed. The following events play off the inherent comedy and drama of the circumstances.

        Cookie's Fortune (1999)

        Cookie's Fortune

        • 86%
        • PG-13
        • 118 min
        • Comedy

        Conflict arises in the small town of Holly Springs when an old woman's death causes a variety of reactions among family and friends.

        Word of Mouth (1999)

        Word of Mouth

          • R
          • 90 min
          • Drama

          Describe the life of a call girl though camera.

          The Passion of Ayn Rand (1999)

          The Passion of Ayn Rand

          • 80%
          • Unrated
          • 104 min
          • Biography

          The novelist Ayn Rand engaged in an affair with a psychologist 25 years her junior by the name of Nathaniel Branden. Branden built up an institute to spread Rand's ideas, but the two eventually had a falling out. This is the story of the affair, based on the book by Branden's wife, Barbara. Written by Martin Lewison <[email protected]>

          The Autumn Heart (1999)

          The Autumn Heart

            • Unrated
            • 110 min
            • Drama

            When a school bus driving woman (Tyne Daly) has a heart attack, she makes one request of her three daughters (Ally Sheedy, Marla Sucharetza, Marceline Hugo) - she wants them to find their long lost brother, who was taken away by their father (Jack Davidson) 16 years ago. What they discover is that while they have struggled, their father has become a wealthy man and their brother is in school at Harvard. Written by John Sacksteder <[email protected]>

            Thick as Thieves (1999)

            Thick as Thieves

              • R
              • 93 min
              • Crime

              Two master thieves go at odds with one another as one sets the other up for a crime. The first, a suave pro who does his job and then hides in his own privacy, listening to old jazz records and caring for his ailing dog, Wally. The other is a local gangster with a taste for the finer life, who decides to eliminate the competition. This ignites a war between the two men and their aides. An angry mob boss and a female police officer try to sort the mess before things get too out of hand.

              Beloved/Friend (1999)

              Beloved/Friend

                • Unrated
                • 90 min
                • Drama

                Based on a work of Josep Maria Benet i Jornet entitled "Testament", the film tells the story of an aging professor of medieval literature with the dilemma of deciding who will inherit his essay on "The Book of friend and loved" by Ramon Llull. Feeling near death as a result of illness, he discovers that the ideal person is a young and intelligent student he is in love with and who is dedicated to male prostitution.

                A Walk on the Moon (1999)

                A Walk on the Moon

                • 72%
                • R
                • 107 min
                • Romance

                The world of a young housewife is turned upside down when she has an affair with a free-spirited blouse salesman.

                Malevolence

                  • R
                  • 96 min
                  • Drama

                  In a prison in Georgia in the 60's, the prisoner Billy Bob Jones (as Joe Cortese) tells his story since he was ten years old to the FBI agent Hannah (Belle Avery). Billy was unfairly sent to a reformatory after stabbing on the back the boy friend of his sister, who was rapping her. When he was twenty-one years old, he was going to be released, but a black guard tries to rape him and he kills the man, being sent to prison. He becomes friend of a thief, who teach him how to rob banks and...

                  Vénus beauté (institut) (1999)

                  Vénus beauté (institut)

                    • R
                    • 105 min
                    • Comedy

                    Madam Nadine manages with pride the "Vénus beauté" Salon which offers relaxation, massage and make-up services. The owner and her three beauticians: Samantha, Marianne and Angèle are pros. Contrary to her friend Marianne, who still dreams of the big day, Angèle no longer believes in love. Marie, the youngest of the three employees, discovers love in the hands of a sixty year-old former pilot, who risks everything...

                    Besieged (1999)

                    Besieged

                    • 75%
                    • 93 min
                    • Drama

                    When an African dictator jails her husband, Shandurai goes into exile in Italy, studying medicine and keeping house for Mr. Kinsky, an eccentric English pianist and composer. She lives in one room of his Roman palazzo. He besieges her with flowers, gifts, and music, declaring passionately that he loves her, would go to Africa with her, would do anything for her. "What do you know of Africa?," she asks, then, in anguish, shouts, "Get my husband out of jail!" The rest of the film plays out the...

                    Simply Irresistible (1999)

                    Simply Irresistible

                    • 13%
                    • PG-13
                    • 94 min
                    • Comedy

                    Amanda (Sarah Michelle Gellar) is the owner/chef of a charming, formerly successful restaurant, which she inherited from her mother. While her cooking skills leave much to be desired, she is charming and attractive and not afraid to show her emotions. Tom (Sean Patrick Flanery) is a high-ranking executive at a famous department store. His hard-charging, practical manner has put him on the fast track to success. They would seem to have nothing in common. But a mysterious crab seller, a chance...

                    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,...