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The Best Movies of 1999
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Movie: Freeway II: Confessions of a Trickbaby ( 2000 )
A teenage prostitute escapes from a juvenile prison with a 16-year-old serial killer and both go on a destructive road trip to Mexico in this twist on the "Hansel and Gretel" fairy tale.
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Movie: But I'm a Cheerleader ( 2000 )
A naive teenager is sent to rehab camp when her straitlaced parents and friends suspect her of being a lesbian.
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Movie: The Big Kahuna ( 2000 )
Two veteran salesmen dissect a sales pitch to a particular client, through their young protégé.
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Movie: Held Up ( 2000 )
While they're on vacation in the Southwest, Rae finds out her man Michael spent their house money on a classic car, so she dumps him, hitching a ride to Vegas for a flight home. A kid promptly steals Michael's car, leaving him at the Zip & Sip, a convenience store. Three bumbling robbers promptly stage a hold up. Two take off with the cash stranding the third, with a mysterious crate, just as the cops arrive. The robber takes the store hostage. As incompetent cops bring in a SWAT team and try a by-the-book rescue, Michael has to keep the robber calm, find out what's in the crate, aid the negotiations, and get back to Rae. The Stockholm Syndrome asserts its effect.
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Movie: The Virgin Suicides ( 2000 )
A group of male friends become obsessed with five mysterious sisters who are sheltered by their strict, religious parents in suburban Detroit in the mid 1970s.
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Movie: American Movie ( 2000 )
Documentary about an aspiring filmmaker's attempts to finance his dream project by finally completing the low-budget horror film he abandoned years before.
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Movie: Beyond the Mat ( 2000 )
A heartfelt documentary focusing on the day-to-day lives of professional wrestlers, some on the rise, some on the wane, and others fighting for their lives.
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Movie: Audition ( 2000 )
A widower takes an offer to screen girls at a special audition, arranged for him by a friend to find him a new wife. The one he fancies is not who she appears to be after all.
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Movie: Candyman: Day of the Dead ( 2000 )
The Candyman is back, trying to convince his descendent, an artist, to join him.
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Movie: Sweet and Lowdown ( 2000 )
In the 1930s, jazz guitarist Emmet Ray idolizes Django Reinhardt, faces gangsters and falls in love with a mute woman.
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Movie: Titus ( 2000 )
Titus returns victorious from war, only to plant the seeds of future turmoil for himself and his family.
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Movie: Cradle Will Rock ( 2000 )
A true story of politics and art in the 1930s U.S., focusing on a leftist musical drama and attempts to stop its production.
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Movie: The Suburbans ( 2000 )
A 1980s one-hit wonder band named "The Suburbans" reform for a special performance at one of the ex-member's wedding. At the wedding, a young record company talent scout happens to be in the audience and decides to give the now forty-ish performers a comeback push. The film attempts to take a satirical look at the music business of the 1990s, and compare it to the simpler 1980s scene.
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Movie: The Hurricane ( 2000 )
The story of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, a boxer wrongly imprisoned for murder, and the people who aided in his fight to prove his innocence.
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Movie: Girl, Interrupted ( 2000 )
Based on writer Susanna Kaysen's account of her 18-month stay at a mental hospital in the late 1960s.
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Movie: Angela's Ashes ( 2000 )
Based on the best-selling autobiography by Irish expatriate Frank McCourt, Angela's Ashes follows the experiences of young Frankie and his family as they try against all odds to escape the poverty endemic in the slums of pre-war Limerick. The film opens with the family in Brooklyn, but following the death of one of Frankie's siblings, they return home, only to find the situation there even worse. Prejudice against Frankie's Northern Irish father makes his search for employment in the Republic difficult despite his having fought for the I.R.A., and when he does find money, he spends it on drink.
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Movie: Play It to the Bone ( 2000 )
Two best friends and former middleweight contenders travel to Las Vegas to fight each other for the first time.
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Movie: The Cider House Rules ( 2000 )
A compassionate young man, raised in an orphanage and trained to be a doctor there, decides to leave to see the world.
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Movie: Fantasia 2000 ( 1999 )
An update of the original film with new interpretations of great works of classical music.
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Movie: Liberty Heights ( 1999 )
Anti-Semitism, race relations, coming of age, and fathers and sons: in Baltimore from fall, 1954, to fall, 1955. Racial integration comes to the high school, TV is killing burlesque, and rock and roll is pushing the Four Lads off the Hit Parade. Ben, a high school senior, and his older brother Van are exploring "the other": in Ben's case, it's friendship with Sylvia, a Black student; with Van, it's a party in the WASP part of town and falling for a debutante, Dubbie. Sylvia gives Ben tickets to a James Brown concert; Dubbie invites Van to a motel: new worlds open. Meanwhile, their dad Nate, who runs a numbers game, loses big to a small-time pusher, Little Melvin; a partnership ensues.
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Movie: Mansfield Park ( 1999 )
At 10, Fanny Price, a poor relation, goes to live at Mansfield Park, the estate of her aunt's husband, Sir Thomas. Clever, studious, and a writer with an ironic imagination and fine moral compass, she becomes especially close to Edmund, Thomas's younger son. Fanny is soon possessed of beauty as well as a keen mind and comes to the attention of a neighbor, Henry Crawford. Thomas promotes this match, but to his displeasure, Fanny has a mind of her own, asking Henry to prove himself worthy. As Edmund courts Henry's sister and as light shines on the link between Thomas's fortunes and New World slavery, Fanny must assess Henry's character and assert her heart as well as her wit.
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Movie: Magnolia ( 1999 )
An epic mosaic of interrelated characters in search of love, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley.
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Movie: The Talented Mr. Ripley ( 1999 )
In late 1950s New York, Tom Ripley, a young underachiever, is sent to Italy to retrieve Dickie Greenleaf, a rich and spoiled millionaire playboy. But when the errand fails, Ripley takes extreme measures.
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Movie: Galaxy Quest ( 1999 )
The alumni cast of a space opera television series have to play their roles as the real thing when an alien race needs their help. However, they also have to defend both Earth and the alien race from a reptilian warlord.
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Movie: Any Given Sunday ( 1999 )
A behind-the-scenes look at the life-and-death struggles of modern-day gladiators and those who lead them.
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Movie: Man on the Moon ( 1999 )
The life and career of legendary comedian Andy Kaufman.
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Movie: From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter ( 1999 )
Set 100 years ago in Mexico, this horror/western is the story of the birth of the vampire princess Santanico Pandemonium.
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Movie: Sunshine ( 1999 )
The fate of a Hungarian Jewish family throughout the 20th century.
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Movie: Bicentennial Man ( 1999 )
An android endeavors to become human as he gradually acquires emotions.
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Movie: Anna and the King ( 1999 )
The story of the romance between the King of Siam and widowed British schoolteacher, Anna Leonowens, during the 1860s.
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Movie: Stuart Little ( 1999 )
The Little family adopt a charming young mouse named Stuart, but the family cat wants rid of him.
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Movie: K-911 ( 1999 )
Mike Dooley has been teamed up with Jerry Lee, a German Shepherd dog, for nearly ten years, but Jerry Lee isn't as young as he once was, and Dooley's superiors suggest that maybe it's time that Jerry Lee was retired from the force. But there is a stalker who wants Dooley dead. The stalker, disgruntled crime novelist Devon Lane, became obsessed with Dooley's wife after she rejected his book, and he blames Dooley for her death. When Jerry Lee can't keep up with chasing Devon during a shootout, Captain Byers teams Dooley and Jerry Lee with a younger K9 team -- aggressive female detective Welles and her dog Zeus, a young, strong Doberman Pincher. After Dooley futilely investigates a convict he once busted, the dogs get him back on track by sniffing out Devon's storage locker. The room reveals Devon's identity to Dooley, and one of Devon's manuscripts reveals that he intends to make Dooley suffer for his words. When Devon makes a bold move by invading the precinct and taking Welles hostage, it's Dooley and Jerry Lee to the rescue. But can Jerry Lee pull off this rescue?
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Movie: Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo ( 1999 )
An average aquarium cleaner house-sits for a gigolo, only to be forced to become one himself.
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Movie: The Green Mile ( 1999 )
The lives of guards on Death Row are affected by one of their charges: a black man accused of child murder and rape, yet who has a mysterious gift.
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Movie: The End of the Affair ( 1999 )
A desperate man tries to find out why his beloved left him years ago.
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Movie: Tuesdays with Morrie ( 1999 )
A journalist finds himself questioning his own life when his best friend, a dying man, offers him some very powerful wisdom and advice for coping in relationships, careers and society.
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Movie: Happy, Texas ( 1999 )
3 prisoners escape. 2 end up in Happy, Texas, where they're mistaken for a gay couple expected there to help with the small girls beauty pageant. As the 2 are paid $1000, they decide to stay until the heat is gone.
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Movie: Topsy-Turvy ( 1999 )
Set in the 1880s, the story of how, during a creative dry spell, the partnership of the legendary musical/theatrical writers Gilbert and Sullivan almost dissolves, before they turn it all around and write the Mikado.
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Movie: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat ( 1999 )
A humourously musical retelling of the Biblical story of Joseph.
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Movie: Being John Malkovich ( 1999 )
A puppeteer discovers a portal that leads literally into the head of movie star John Malkovich.
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Movie: Holy Smoke ( 1999 )
Ruth's been brainwashed by a guru in Delhi, India. Her parents in Sydney hire a specialist in reversing this. Ruth is tricked to return to Australia and is isolated in an outback cabin with the specialist. It gets messy.
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Movie: Flawless ( 1999 )
An ultraconservative police officer suffers a debilitating stroke and is assigned to a rehabilitative program that includes singing lessons, with the drag queen next door.
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Movie: End of Days ( 1999 )
At the end of the century, Satan visits New York in search of a bride. It's up to an ex-cop who now runs an elite security outfit to stop him.
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Movie: Toy Story 2 ( 1999 )
When Woody is stolen by a toy collector, Buzz and his friends set out on a rescue mission to save Woody before he becomes a museum toy property with his roundup gang Jessie, Prospector, and Bullseye.
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Movie: Snow Falling on Cedars ( 1999 )
A Japanese-American fisherman is accused of killing his neighbor at sea. In the 1950s, race figures into the trial. So does reporter Ishmael.
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Movie: Sleepy Hollow ( 1999 )
Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate the decapitations of three people, with the culprit being the legendary apparition, The Headless Horseman.
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Movie: Onegin ( 1999 )
In the opulent St. Petersburg of the Empire period, Eugene Onegin is a jaded but dashing aristocrat - a man often lacking in empathy, who suffers from restlessness, melancholy and, finally, regret. Through his best friend Lensky, Onegin is introduced to the young Tatiana. A passionate and virtuous girl, she soon falls hopelessly under the spell of the aloof newcomer and professes her love for him.
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Movie: The Boondock Saints ( 1999 )
Two Irish Catholic brothers become vigilantes and wipe out Boston's criminal underworld in the name of God.
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Movie: The World Is Not Enough ( 1999 )
James Bond uncovers a nuclear plot when he protects an oil heiress from her former kidnapper, an international terrorist who can't feel pain.
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Movie: Dogma ( 1999 )
An abortion clinic worker with a special heritage is called upon to save the existence of humanity from being negated by two renegade angels trying to exploit a loop-hole and reenter Heaven.
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Movie: Ratcatcher ( 1999 )
An unabashed kid navigates the filthy world of 1973 Glasgow, preoccupying himself with the equally poor youth around him.
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Movie: Anywhere But Here ( 1999 )
A mother and daughter search for success in Beverly Hills.
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Movie: Light It Up ( 1999 )
On a winter day in a southside Queens high school, events collide and six students are suddenly in an armed standoff with the NYPD. At the school, classrooms freeze, teachers come and go, resources are scant. When a popular teacher is suspended, a few students protest. Jackson, a new security guard, gets tough. In a scuffle, Jackson's wounded with his own gun and a student takes him hostage. A few kids join in, for various reasons. An ineffective policewoman tries to mediate as the police plan an assault, the kids demand improvements to the school, the media pick up the story, and Jackson turns sympathetic. But are too many forces in motion for the students to stay in control?
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Movie: Passport to Paris ( 1999 )
Sent to Paris to visit their grandfather, the twins fall in love with France, not to mention two French boys.
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Movie: The Bachelor ( 1999 )
A committment-phobic man goes in search of a bride, including his fed-up girlfriend, to inherit his grandfather's one hundred million dollar inheritance.
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Movie: The Bone Collector ( 1999 )
A quadriplegic ex-homicide detective and his female partner try to track down a serial killer who is terrorizing New York City.
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Movie: The Insider ( 1999 )
A research chemist comes under personal and professional attack when he decides to appear in a "60 Minutes" expose on Big Tobacco.
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Movie: Ride with the Devil ( 1999 )
During the American Civil War, two friends join the Bushwhackers, a militant group loyal to the Confederacy.
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Movie: Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas ( 1999 )
A Christmas themed, three-part anthology-style video. The first part, "Donald Duck: Stuck on Christmas", is essentially a retelling of Groundhog Day (1993), with Huey, Dewey, and Louie reliving Christmas ad infinitum. Next is "A Very Goofy Christmas", in which Goofy tries to overcome his son's skepticism about Santa Claus. Finally, "Mickey & Minnie's Gift Of The Magi" recreate the classic tale of ironic Christmas selflessness. The stories are linked together by narration by Kelsey Grammer.
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Movie: Music of the Heart ( 1999 )
Story of a schoolteacher's struggle to teach violin to inner-city Harlem kids.
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Movie: Boys Don't Cry ( 1999 )
A young man named Brandon Teena navigates love, life, and being transgender in rural Nebraska.
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Movie: House on Haunted Hill ( 1999 )
An amusement park mogul offers a group of diverse people $1,000,000 to spend the night in a haunted house with a horrifying past.
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Movie: The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc ( 1999 )
A young girl receives a vision that drives her to rid France of its oppressors.
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Movie: Bats ( 1999 )
Genetically mutated bats escape and it's up to a bat expert and the local sheriff to stop them.
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Movie: Three to Tango ( 1999 )
A rich businessman's assumption that his new colleague is gay leads him to ask the man to keep an eye on his mistress. However, the man is not gay, and begins to fall for the woman himself.
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Movie: The Best Man ( 1999 )
Just before best friend's wedding the life of Chicago writer becomes crazy when his friend guesses that new book's story based on his bride's fervent past.
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Movie: Bringing Out the Dead ( 1999 )
Haunted by the patients he failed to save, an extremely burned-out Manhattan ambulance paramedic fights to maintain his sanity over three fraught and turbulent nights.
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Movie: Larry David: Curb Your Enthusiasm ( 1999 )
Mock documentary about Seinfeld writer Larry David featuring contributions from his friends and colleagues. Larry makes a return to stand-up comedy and prepares to film a television special for HBO.
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Movie: Fight Club ( 1999 )
An insomniac office worker and a devil-may-care soapmaker form an underground fight club that evolves into something much, much more.
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Movie: The Story of Us ( 1999 )
Ben and Katie Jordan are a married couple who go through hard times in fifteen years of marriage.
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Movie: Superstar ( 1999 )
A nerdy Catholic schoolgirl, Mary Katherine Gallagher, dreams of superstardom.
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Movie: Jacob Two Two Meets the Hooded Fang ( 1999 )
One day, a boy named Jacob Two-Two (aptly named because every phrase that he utters is repeated) decides to set out to prove himself to his parents that he can do things, so his father, who is tired of hearing his wife order him to do the shopping, sets Jacob out to buy two tomatoes. As Jacob makes his way to buy them, the greengrocer in the shop keeps telling an officer that Jacob was threatening him, so Jacob escapes, but only just, hitting his head rather hard and awaking in court where he is sentenced to two years, two months, two weeks, two days, two hours, two minutes, and five seconds to a children's prison run by not only a mad wrestler presumed lost, but also two (also aptly named) bird-like and fish-like cohorts as well as slimy humanoids that spray resisters with slime to stop them in their tracks. Helping Jacob in his mission are two young agents that aim to free all of the children kept prisoner in the swampy penitentiary. It is up to Jacob Two-Two to escape this heinous prison and free all of the other imprisoned children.
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Movie: Random Hearts ( 1999 )
A police sergeant and a congresswoman both lose their spouses in a plane crash, and they soon discover that their spouses were having an affair with each other.
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Movie: The Minus Man ( 1999 )
A cold-blooded serial killer floats around the country and chooses his victims from people who complain about their lives and indicate a willingness to be killed. His murders are introduced with the killing of an asthmatic junkie. The killer settles into a seaside rooming house run by an unhappy married couple and waits for his next victims to unveil themselves. Dream cops plague his nights, while plotting his murders. Meanwhile, he also starts a relationship with a postal clerk.
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Movie: Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai ( 1999 )
An African-American Mafia hit man who models himself after the samurai of old finds himself targeted for death by the mob.
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Movie: Scooby-Doo and the Witch's Ghost ( 1999 )
Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Gang visit Oakhaven, Massachusetts to seek strange goings on involving a famous horror novelist and his ancestor who is rumored be a witch.
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Movie: Three Kings ( 1999 )
In the aftermath of the Persian Gulf War, four soldiers set out to steal gold that was stolen from Kuwait, but they discover people who desperately need their help.
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Movie: Drive Me Crazy ( 1999 )
Nicole and Chase used to be BFFs, then junior high happened. The high school centennial dance is coming but Nicole gets dumped. So does Chase. They stage a relationship to get at their exes. They visit each other's worlds. Love in the air?
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Movie: American Beauty ( 1999 )
A sexually frustrated suburban father has a mid-life crisis after becoming infatuated with his daughter's best friend.
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Movie: Mystery, Alaska ( 1999 )
This comedy is about the residents of a small town who get over-excited when their hockey team gets chosen to host a televised event
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Movie: Double Jeopardy ( 1999 )
A woman framed for her husband's murder suspects he is still alive; as she has already been tried for the crime, she can't be re-prosecuted if she finds and kills him.
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Movie: Simon Sez ( 1999 )
Basketball superstar Dennis Rodman stars as a hip Interpol agent attempting to defeat the deadly plans of a crazed arms dealer.
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Movie: Jakob the Liar ( 1999 )
During World War II, an ordinary inhabitant of a ghetto fakes news about Allied offensives to inspire hope for other victims of the Nazi regime.
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Movie: Crazy in Alabama ( 1999 )
An abused wife heads to California to become a movie star while her nephew back in Alabama has to deal with a racially-motivated murder involving a corrupt sheriff.
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Movie: Mumford ( 1999 )
In the small town of Mumford, a psychologist of the same name moves in and quickly becomes very popular, despite a questionable past.
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Movie: For Love of the Game ( 1999 )
After 19 years of playing the game he's loved his whole life, Billy Chapel has to decide if he's going to risk everything and put everything out there.
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Movie: Blue Streak ( 1999 )
A former convict poses as a cop to retrieve a diamond he stole years ago.
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Movie: Wishmaster 2: Evil Never Dies ( 1999 )
The evil Djinn is awakened once more, and must collect 1001 souls to begin the Apocalypse.
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Movie: The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland ( 1999 )
A tug-of-war between Elmo and his friend sends his blanket to faraway Grouchland, a place full of grouchy creatures and the villainous Huxley. Elmo embarks on a rescue mission, learning important lessons about sharing and responsibility.
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Movie: New Waterford Girl ( 1999 )
A gifted teenager dreaming of life beyond her small town becomes inspired when a 15-year-old girl from New York moves in next door.
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Movie: Stigmata ( 1999 )
When a young woman becomes afflicted by stigmata, a priest is sent to investigate her case, which may have severe ramifications for his faith and for the Catholic Church itself.
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Movie: Grey Owl ( 1999 )
The story of the life and work of the Canadian fur trapper-turned-conservationist who claimed to be an aboriginal North American.
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Movie: Stir of Echoes ( 1999 )
After being hypnotized by his sister-in-law, a man begins seeing haunting visions of a girl's ghost and a mystery begins to unfold around him.
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Movie: Love Stinks ( 1999 )
Seth Winnick has it all: a successful career in television, good friends, and a passionate relationship with beautiful Chelsea. However, when he fails to make a timely marriage proposal, Chelsea tries to make his life hell.
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Movie: Bartok the Magnificent ( 1999 )
The lovable bat Bartok goes on his own adventure and meets a pink snake, a dapper bear, a prince, and a evil witch trying to rule all of Russia
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Movie: Outside Providence ( 1999 )
After one too many run ins with the law, a punk teenager from a working class background is sent to prep school by his frustrated dad, and learns a thing or two.
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Movie: Chill Factor ( 1999 )
A new biological chemical weapon that explodes up to temperatures over fifty degrees Fahrenheit, falls into the hands of two men who try to make sure that it doesn't get stolen by a terrorist.
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Movie: Eye of the Beholder ( 1999 )
A private eye shadows a female serial killer of men all over the U.S. without her knowing as he, strangely enough, occasionally acts as her guardian angel.
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Movie: Dudley Do-Right ( 1999 )
Inept Canadian mountie Dudley Do-Right chases after villian Snidely Whiplash and woos girlfriend Nell Fenwick.
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Movie: The Muse ( 1999 )
With his career on the skids, a Hollywood screenwriter enlists the aid of a modern-day muse, who proves to test his patience.
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