Recommended Movies 1999

  • SNOW FALLING ON CEDARS starring Ethan Hawke, Youki Kudoh, Max von Sydow, Sam Shepard, James Cromwell (1999)*
  • THE GREEN MILE starring Tom Hanks, David Morse, Michael Duncan, Bonnie Hunt, James Cromwell, Michael Jeter, Sam Rockwell, Doug Hutchison, Graham Green (1999)
  • THE RED VIOLIN (AKA LE VIOLON ROUGE)starring Samuel L. Jackson, Don McKellar, Carlo Cecchi, Irene Grazioli (1998/Canada/Italy)
  • ANNA AND THE KING starring Jodie Foster, Yun-Fat Chow (1999)
  • CIDER HOUSE RULES starring Tobey Maguire, Charlize Theron, Delroy Lindo, Paul Rudd I, Michael Caine, Jane Alexander (1999)
  • SIXTH SENSE starring Bruce Willis, Toni Collette, Haley Joel Osment, Olivia Williams (1999)
  • GALAXY QUEST starring Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Tony Shalhoub (1999)**
  • AMERICAN BEAUTY starring Kevin Spacey, Annette Benning Mena Swari, Thora Birch, Wes Bentley (1999)
  • A MAP OF THE WORLD starring Sigourney Weaver, Julianne Moore, David Strathaim (1999)
  • THE HURRICANE starring Denzel Washington, Vicellous Reon Shannon, Deborah Unger, Liev Schreiber, John Hannah, Dan Hedaya (1999)
  • INSTINCT starring Anthony Hopkins, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Donald Sutherland (1999)
  • ANGELA'S ASHES starring Emily Watson, Robert Carlyle, Joe Breen, Ciaran Owens, Michael Legge (1999)
  • THE INSIDER starring Al Pacino, Russell Crowe, Christopher Plummer (1999)
  • FELICIA'S JOURNEY starring Elaine Cassidy, Bob Hoskins (1999)
  • MUSIC OF THE HEART starring Meryl Streep, Angela Bassett, Aidan Quinn, Gloria Estefan, Cloris Leachman (1999)
  • HOLY SMOKE starring Kate Winslet, Harvey Keitel (1999)
  • SLEEPY HOLLOW starring Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Miranda Richardson (1999)
  • A MIDSUMMER'S NIGHT DREAM starring Kevin Kline, Michelle Pfeiffer, Rupert Everett, Calista Flockhart (1999)
  • TEA WITH MUSSOLINI starring Cher, Judi Dench, Joan Plowright, Maggie Smith, Lily Tomlin (1999)
  • STAR WARS EPISODE I - THE PHANTOM MENACE starring Liam Neeson, Ewan McGregor, Jake Lloyd I (1999)
  • FOR THE LOVE OF THE GAME starring Kevin Costner, Kelly Preston (1999)
Author Comments: 

These movies are in order of preference. The first five are highly recommended.

There is one 1998 movie included in this list because it arrived in U. S. theaters in l999.

*Rare, indeed, is a movie of this caliber. It is in league with TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD. Another rarity--the screen adapation of the book is remarkly accurate. Yet another rarity, the cinematogy is so outstanding that it actually improved upon the imagery my mind was able to conjure up when reading the book.
**For both my husband and me, this movie was enjoyable, laugh-out-loud fun.

I think it's terrific that you are keeping this list up-to-date!

My pleasure! Hope it will be of use to you and others.

I think your list is excellent and I like them all except for Tarzan.It's quite out of place.

If you mean that it's out of place because it a childrens' movie, then I understand why you feel it's misplaced. But as a children's movie, I think it's done well and is worth of a place on my recommended list. It's a movie I wouldn't hesitate to take my Grandchild to (with the approval of her mother and father). From my perspective, this list is recommendations that may include movies for any age group. If you feel this movie is out of place on this list for some other reason, please tell me why.