1999 October Movies

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...

Toy Story 2 (1999)

Toy Story 2

  • 100%
  • G
  • 92 min
  • Animation

Toys will be toys - except when their owners aren't around - and now the gang from Andy's room is all wound up and ready to play once again in "Toy Story 2," the exciting all-new sequel to the landmark 1995 blockbuster from Disney and Pixar. Buzz Lightyear, Woody and a colorful cast of toys are joined by a delightful group of new characters for an incredible action-filled comedy-adventure that is loaded with laughs, emotion and surprises. Tom Hanks, Tim Allen and all the terrific voice talents...

Being John Malkovich (1999)

Being John Malkovich

  • 93%
  • R
  • 112 min
  • Comedy

Craig Schwartz (John Cusack) is nearing the end of his string. A gifted street puppeteer, Craig nonetheless is coming up empty-cupped: New York City has little use, or tolerance, for his special talents. His ten-year marriage to Lotte (Cameron Diaz), a workaholic pet store employee who literally brings her work home with her, has become habitual at best. They have no money, no passion, no escape.

With no other prospects, the nimble-fingered Craig takes a job as an entry-level filing clerk at...

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.

House on Haunted Hill (1999)

House on Haunted Hill

  • 28%
  • R
  • 93 min
  • Horror

Unspeakable things happened at the Vannacutt Psychiatric Institute for the Criminally Insane -- experiments that brought human torture to new depths of depravity ... secrets that died with their victims and the practitioners of the demonic acts that masqueraded as medicine. Now there are no living witnesses. Nothing survived Dr. Vannacutt's excesses; nothing endures except the building in which they occurred. Decades after the Vannacutt Insititute was shuttered, five strangers are invited to...

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...

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,...

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...

Drive Me Crazy (1999)

Drive Me Crazy

  • 28%
  • PG-13
  • 87 min
  • Comedy

Nicole (Melissa Joan Hart) and Chase (Adrian Grenier) live next door to each other - but are worlds apart. Nicole is up on the latest fashions; Chase, on the latest protest. She wouldn't miss a pep rally or basketball game; he can usually be found moping in some darkened coffee house.

Nicole wants a dream date with the star basketball player. But she got dissed. Chase's girlfriend is smart and beautiful. But he got dumped. Now that they have something in common, Nicole and Chase reluctantly...

The Best Man (1999)

The Best Man

  • 71%
  • R
  • 120 min
  • Comedy

Harper Stewart (Taye Diggs), a commitment-shy writer and the best man at the wedding of Lance (Morris Chestnut) and Mia (Monica Calhoun), is nervous - and with good reason. His steamy new novel hits bookstores soon, and when his friends finally read it he knows they will notice more than just a passing resemblance to the characters depicted in the book. To make matters worse, one of the bridesmaids, Jordan (Nia Long), an ambitious TV producer, has obtained an advance copy of the book-and it's...

Superstar (1999)

Superstar

  • 32%
  • PG-13
  • 81 min
  • Comedy

All schoolgirl Mary Katherine Gallagher (Molly Shannon) wants in life is a kiss. Not just any kiss, mind you - a big-time, hold-your-breath-'til-you-think-you're-going-to-faint, bona fide Hollywood-style kiss. But no matter how hard she tries, no one will kiss her. And then it hits her. Mary Katherine realizes the only way she is ever going to get what she wants is to become just like the people she sees getting those kisses in the movies. When Catholic Teen Magazine sponsors a talent contest...

24 Nights (1999)

24 Nights

    • Unrated
    • 90 min
    • Comedy

    When Jonathan Parker was 4 years old, his mother's words and a chance encounter with a Salvation Army Kris Kringle instilled in him a lifelong belief in the legend of Santa Claus. Now 24 and his parents long passed away, Jonathan is a spacey, pot-smoking college drop-out and multi loser in romance who has one shot left to find his true love; he writes a letter to Santa Claus. After meeting Toby, a new co-worker just moved to the city, Jonathan is convinced this is the one who was sent for...

    A Kid Called Danger (1999)

    A Kid Called Danger

      • PG
      • 85 min
      • Crime

      A young boy dreams of someday becoming a detective just like his father.

      A Secret Affair (1999)

      A Secret Affair

        • Unrated
        • 88 min
        • Romance

        Vanessa Stewart is a beautiful American woman engaged to be married. Vanessa is an artist and is also a buyer for her father's company. She goes to Venice on a business trip and meets television reporter Bill Fitzgerald from Ireland. They fall madly in love in the four days they are in Venice. Vanessa realizes, because of him that she would rather be an artist than a business person. She comes back to the States, and he invites her to meet in Ireland. There she meets his mother and...

        Absence of the Good (1999)

        Absence of the Good

          • R
          • 90 min
          • Thriller

          Salt Lake City homicide detective Caleb Barnes is under increasing pressure from all sides to crack a string of serial killings that have been terrorizing the city. At the same time, Barnes' home life is beginning to crumble in the wake of his son's accidental death. Will he solve the killings before the stress tears him apart?

          - Written by

          Jean-Marc Rocher <[email protected]>

          After Alice (1999)

          After Alice

            • R
            • 100 min
            • Crime

            A washed-up detective discovers his own psychic ability when assigned to investigate a serial murder case. The killer has a deranged obsession with the novel "Alice in Wonderland." As the psychopath's bloody reign of terror continues, the cop spirals deeper and deeper into the case where the horrors of the past and present come together. Written by Anonymous

            After the Rain (1999)

            After the Rain

              • 91 min
              • Drama

              In the midst of fiery riots and civil war in South Africa, a young soldier returns home to find his wife in a forbidden relationship with another man. Driven insane by jealousy, his paranoia spirals out of control, putting lives at risk during an intense and emotional climax. Beautifully shot and superbly acted, After the Rain is a haunting look at three lives torn apart by prejudice, passion and revolution.

              Amazing Journeys (1999)

              Amazing Journeys

                • 39 min
                • Short

                Filmmaker George Casey documents the migrations of butterflies, birds, gray whales, crabs and zebras.

                Animal Farm (1999)

                Animal Farm

                • 40%
                • PG
                • 91 min
                • Comedy

                A satire of Stalinist Russia, Animal Farm tells of the revolt of the animals of Manor Farm against their human masters. Led by the pigs Snowball (Lenin) and Napoleon (Stalin), the animals attempt to create a utopian society. Soon, however, Napoleon gets a taste for power, drives out Snowball, and establishes a totalitarian regime as brutal and corrupt as any human society. Manor Farm becomes a world where all animals are equal--but some are more equal than others. Written by David Rickard