1999 Drama Movies (By Date)

The '60s (1999)

The '60s

    • PG-13
    • 172 min
    • Drama

    The Herlihys are a working class family from Chicago whose three children take wildly divergent paths: Brian joins the Marines right out of High School and goes to Vietnam, Michael becomes involved in the civil rights movement and after campaigning for Bobby Kennedy and Eugene McCarthy becomes involved in radical politics, and Katie gets pregnant, moves to San Francisco and joins a hippie commune. Meanwhile, the Taylors are an African-American family living in the deep South. When Willie...

    The Color of Paradise (1999)

    The Color of Paradise

    • 87%
    • PG
    • 90 min
    • Drama

    The story revolves around a blind boy named Mohammed who is released from his special school in Tehran for summer vacation. His father, shamed and burdened by Mohammed's blindness, arrives late to pick him up and then tries to convince the headmaster to keep Mohammed over the summer. The headmaster refuses, so Mohammed's father eventually takes him home.

    Ogniem i mieczem (1999)

    Ogniem i mieczem

      • 175 min
      • Adventure

      An epic story about the Ukrainian uprising against the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth magnates in the 17th Century.

      Hei kek ji wong (1999)

      Hei kek ji wong

        • 85 min
        • Comedy

        Wan Tin-Sau (Chow) is an actor who cannot seem to catch a break, since his only professional jobs are limited to being a movie extra. As well as being an actor, he is also the head of his village's community centre.

        Aimée & Jaguar (1999)

        Aimée & Jaguar

          • 125 min
          • Romance

          Berlin 1943/44 ("The Battle of Berlin"). Felice, an intelligent and courageous Jewish woman who lives under a false name, belongs to an underground organization. Lilly, a devoted mother of four, though an occasional unfaithful wife, is desperate for love. An unusual and passionate love between them blossoms despite the danger of persecution and nightly bombing raids. The Gestapo is on Felice's trail. Her friends flee, she decides to sit out the war with Lilly. One hot day in August 1944, the...

          Lola and Billy the Kid (1999)

          Lola and Billy the Kid

          • 40%
          • Unrated
          • 90 min
          • Drama

          17-year old Murat from Turkey, living in Berlin, Germany, slowly discovers his homosexuality. His older brother Osman, head of the family since the father's death, wants him to finally lose his virginity (in a heterosexual manner) and thus causes Murat to run away. In a bar, Murat meets Lola, who has some things to tell about him. He also meets Bilidikid, Lolas man, who thinks that Murat might have thrown an eye on Lola. But the truth about Lola, Murat and his family is far worse that...

          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...

          Swiri (1999)

          Swiri

            • R
            • 125 min
            • Action

            North Korea's 8th Special Forces hijacks a shipment of CTX, a potent new liquid explosive, and threatens South Korea as part of a plot to re-unify the two countries.Ryu and Lee, special agents of O.P., South Korea's secret intelligence service, attempt to track down the terrorists and find the CTX. Meanwhile Hee, the 8th's ultra-bad female sniper, resurfaces to wreak havoc and haunt Ryu.

            Deep in My Heart (1999)

            Deep in My Heart

              • G
              • 89 min
              • Drama

              An adopted woman decides to find her birth mother. Her search leads her to a shocking discovery that she has to face and why her upbringing was not an easy one. Written by John Sacksteder <[email protected]>

              Better Than Chocolate (1999)

              Better Than Chocolate

              • 38%
              • R
              • 102 min
              • Comedy

              Two attractive young lesbians, Maggie and Kim, meet in Vancouver, develop a passionate romance, and move in together. Complications ensue as Maggie's well-meaning but naive mother Lila also moves in and learns the truth about Maggie and Kim.

              God's New Plan (1999)

              God's New Plan

                • Unrated
                • 120 min
                • Drama

                Weepy fact-based story about a woman facing her impending death and forced to let her baby's nurse become an integral part of her family's life to aid the future care of the child and her husband.

                Foreign Correspondents

                  • PG-13
                  • 102 min
                  • Drama

                  Two stories of complicated long-distance relationships between people from different countries.

                  October Sky (1999)

                  October Sky

                  • 90%
                  • PG
                  • 108 min
                  • Biography

                  In Coalwood, West Virginia in 1957, all the boys grow up to be coal miners, and Homer Hickam has no reason to think he'll be any different. Too small to earn a football scholarship, Homer has no way out of his predetermined life - until the Soviet satellite Sputnik flies over the October sky and changes everything. Homer's world just got a lot bigger.

                  Though his father is a mine superintendent and has no greater wish than to see his sons follow in his footsteps, Homer dreams of bigger things...

                  Passing Glory (1999)

                  Passing Glory

                    • Unrated
                    • 100 min
                    • Drama

                    An angry black priest in 1960's New Orleans goes against the wishes of his parish leader as he pushes a basketball game between his unbeaten all-black team and an undefeated all-white prep school team. Written by John Sacksteder <[email protected]>

                    And the Beat Goes On: The Sonny and Cher Story (1999)

                    And the Beat Goes On: The Sonny and Cher Story

                      • Unrated
                      • 120 min
                      • Drama

                      Based on the autobiography of Sonny Bono, this film focuses on the volatile relationship between Sonny (Jay Underwood) and Cher (Renee Faia) during the early 60's to their divorce in the late 70's.

                      Message in a Bottle (1999)

                      Message in a Bottle

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

                      Following a hurtful divorce, Theresa Osborne (Robin Wright Penn) fills her life with caring for her son, Jason, and working as a researcher at the Chicago Tribune. Since the death of his wife Catherine, Garret has lead a solitary existence, except for his relationship with his father, Dodge (Paul Newman), who attempts to wrest his son away from his grief for Catherine.

                      On a solitary holiday while Jason visits his father, Theresa is walking along a deserted stretch of coastline when she...

                      Hornblower: Episode 3: The Duchess And The Devil (1999)

                      Hornblower: Episode 3: The Duchess And The Devil

                        • Unrated
                        • 93 min
                        • Adventure

                        Hornblower captures the French vessel, Le Reve, and is asked by Pellew to sail her back to England so that she can be outfitted for the English navy, and also, as a favor, to convey the unusual Duchess of Wharfedale back home. Unfortunately, Le Reve, Hornblower, the duchess and the crew are captured by the Spanish and imprisoned. There, Horatio finds Kennedy, wasted and hopeless from months in solitary. Against the odds, Horatio must find a way to escape with Kennedy, against Hunter's...

                        The Minus Man (1999)

                        The Minus Man

                          • R
                          • 111 min
                          • Crime

                          The Minus Man is a 1999 film based on the novel by Lew McCreary. It was directed by Hampton Fancher, who also wrote the screenplay. The film centers on a psychotic killer whom Fancher describes as "a cross between Psycho's Norman Bates, Melville's Billy Budd and Being There's Chauncey Gardner"

                          The Other Sister (1999)

                          The Other Sister

                          • 29%
                          • PG-13
                          • 124 min
                          • Comedy

                          24-four year old Carla Tate (Juliette Lewis) is a slightly mentally challenged young woman who, after years of special education at a private boarding school, has successfully transcended many of her limitations -- except that of her over-protective mother, Elizabeth (Diane Keaton).

                          When Carla graduates and returns home with dreams and ambitions, her need for personal fulfillment begins to express itself in ways her mother is unable to accept. When she falls in love for the first time, Carla...

                          200 Cigarettes (1999)

                          200 Cigarettes

                          • 29%
                          • R
                          • 101 min
                          • Comedy

                          A comedy set in New York's East Village on New Year's Eve 1981, "200 Cigarettes" follows various young couples and friends whose lives will intersect at a party that night in a downtown loft. Anyone who has been on the town the last night of the year knows the familiar feelings: sentimental recollections, uncertainty about the future and fear that time is running out are mingled with the excitement of a cold winter night and the anticipation of a new love when the clock strikes 12. In "200...