Saturday, October 10, 2009

1999 in Film

1999 was another very good year for movie fans. It has a lot of films that land on my own top 100. On the other hand, there was that tragedy when one of the most anticipated movies of all time defined the hype-not-matching-the-delivery. Before 1999, you could look forward to a movie and get excited, but Phantom Menace took things to a whole new level, and since that time hype and anticipation for some films has exceeded any rational level. Luckily, a couple of years later some movies actually delivered nearly all that could be asked.

In 1999, The Matrix redefined sci-fi (and failed to pull off a decent trilogy later), The Iron Giant brought us what some would say is the best traditional animated film of all time, The Sixth Sense spawned a whole slew of films that couldn’t measure up to its level (including a few by Shyamalan himself), and Sleepy Hollow is maybe the best Gothic Horror movie ever. On the other hand, the movies that got award recognition in 1999 are largely forgettable in comparison to these other that have endured.

Top 10 Personal Movies of 1999
1. The Matrix
2. The Iron Giant
3. The Sixth Sense
4. Sleepy Hollow
5. Fantasia 2000
6. Toy Story 2
7. The Mummy
8. Tarzan
9. The Insider
10. Drop Dead Gorgeous

Bottom 5 Personal Movies of 1999
1. American Psycho
2. Eyes Wide Shut
3. Election
4. The Talented Mr. Ripley
5. The Cider House Rules

Top Movies I still Want to See or Revisit
1. Lola rennt
2. Fight Club
3. The Green Mile
4. Three Kings
5. October Sky

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