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BOT Retrospective - Top 25 Movies of 1999. Full list revealed

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    26 minutes ago, grim22 said:

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    The Insider

    #1 on 5 lists

    Top 5 on 8 lists

    Appears on 32 lists

     

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    Michael Mann before he made cyberthrillers ( @Plain Old Tele). Al Pacino in his last restrained performance (?) and Russell Crowe just before he blew up. An engrossing movie which mainly consists of people talking to each other. I remember the movie mainly for being nominated for a number of Oscars and not winning any, and then having to write a thesis on the different communication styles used in this movie for my MBA project.

     

    The movie is #1 on 5 lists which is tied for 3rd in lists for #1 placements, but didn't get enough wide support to put it higher.

     

     

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    Being John Malkovich

    #1 on 5 lists

    Top 5 on 9 lists

    Appears on 30 lists

     

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    The role John Malkovich was born to play. This is a very well made Dark Comedy which delves into more than just the title's question of "What would you do if you were John Malkovich?". Another movie with great performances all around, 1999 is really good in terms of being a showcase for actors.

     

     

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    47 minutes ago, grim22 said:

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    Motherfuckin tenth?! That’s way too low! :angry: 

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    #8

     

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    Galaxy Quest

    #1 on 0 lists

    Top 5 on 8 lists

    Appears on 42 lists

     

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    Never give up, never surrender. 

     

    Galaxy Quest is so good at spoofing Star Trek, yet so sincere that Trekkies consider it to be an official Trek movie. Alan Rickman as the Spock stand in is great in this movie. This was my intro to Alan Rickman as I watched Die Hard after this movie. The rest of the crew are great as well. There are constant rumblings of a reboot of this movie, a sequel or even a TV series but nothing has come to pass as of yet.

     

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    The Green Mile

    #1 on 0 lists

    Top 5 on 12 lists

    Appears on 32 lists

     

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    Frank Darabont and Stephen King team up again after The Shawshank Redemption in a movie which probably isn't remembered as fondly as Shawshank. I haven't seen this movie in full yet, bits and pieces over the years.

     

     

     

    There are days where I will sometimes be tempted to put this over Shawshank. It's a weaker story, but the performances are superior.

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    South Park - Bigger, Longer and Uncut

    #1 on 2 lists

    Top 5 on 9 lists

    Appears on 32 lists

     

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    Completely politically incorrect, filled with too many swear words for a cartoon (I can only imagine the reaction of parents who took their kids to see this movie), a title which is a dick joke, and some of the catchiest songs in a movie. South Park definitely deserves its place on this list. It has a pretty involved plot which goes in very unexpected directions. It was even nominated for Best Song, although the Academy chickened out by making it a nomination for Blame Canada instead of literally any other song from the movie.

     

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    The Mummy

    #1 on 5 lists

    Top 5 on 12 lists

    Appears on 36 lists

     

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    The best Indiana Jones movie made in the past 25 years, The Mummy is a good time at the movies. Originally the movie was supposed to be a horror movie like the original Universal monster movies till Stephen Sommers convinced Universal that an action-adventure was the way to go. Anchored by Brendan Fraser, its still referred to as the Brendan Fraser Mummy movie, to avoid confusion with the Tom Cruise Mummy movie no one remember I presume.

     

    The movie got pretty wide support on this list.

     

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    #5 - the highest placed movie to not be #1 on any list

     

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    The Sixth Sense

    #1 on 0 lists

    Top 5 on 12 lists

    Appears on 51 lists

     

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    The Sixth Sense got extremely wide support, but not enough strong support. 51 lists out of 62 had it on the list, which is second only to the winner.

     

    At this point, what more is there to say about The Sixth Sense? It came from out of nowhere to be in the top 10 highest grossing movies of all time upon release. The twist ending was so good, both Shyamalan and other movies have been trying to capture that magic since. Led to a mini comeback for Bruce Willis and brought Haley Joel Osment into the spotlight.

     

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    While not the film that invented the twist ending, it's certainly the film that revolutionized it.  While The Phantom Menace was the clear winner at the box office in the summer of 99, The Sixth Sense was perhaps the biggest surprise.  Disney didn't seem too worried when they okayed a 40 million dollar budget to an unknown director.  They must have sensed that this was a film that would get people talking and boy did it ever,  On a budget of 40 million it took in more than 670 million WW.  Once the big twist was revealed, everyone had to go back and see it again and find out how they missed all the signs.  And then you see how Malcolm and his wife never really do talk at their anniversary dinner.  You realize that Malcolm is wearing the pretty much the same clothes all throughout the film.  And the big scene that really put everything to the test.....In the scene when Cole says the famous line, "I see dead people," the camera does a closeup on Bruce Willis's face. Producer Frank Marshall was worried that might have given the game away. It implied that Malcolm was a dead person. Fortunately, none of the audiences in the test screenings or afterwards picked up on it.  It's a true testament to how involved the audiences were at that point that they never pick up on the most obvious clues.  The Sixth Sense was the first horror film to be nominated for best picture since Silence of the Lambs.  

     

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    1 minute ago, LawrenceBrolivier said:

    Not a lot of room left, and a lot of very deserving movies haven't been posted... Matrix, Iron Giant, Toy Story 2, Princess Mononoke, Perfect Blue...

     

    ...and also, The Phantom Menace has to be somewhere in the 30-60 range, right? Or did it not get a single vote at all? 

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    The Iron Giant

    #1 on 5 lists

    Top 5 on 15 lists

    Appears on 44 lists

     

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    Brad Bird's first directorial effort, long before he would go on to become the Brad Bird of Tomorrowland infamy Pixar fame. The Iron Giant shows that Vin Diesel has range, at least in voice acting, and is pretty much comparable to early Pixar in terms of being able to get the audience in tears. Warner Animation didn't trust in the movie enough and dumped it at the time, but over time it has become an audience favorite.

     

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    Fight Club

    #1 on 5 lists

    Top 5 on 20 lists

    Appears on 42 lists

     

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    Another film that was completely ignored in 1999.  It opened to a mere 11 million and finished 37 million domestic and 100 million WW.  It had a 63 million dollar budget so it was an outright disaster at the box office.  But it found an audience on Home Video.  It's a sneering, scandalous look at how decayed society really is.  And yet, the first and second rule of Fight Club is to not talk about it.  And out of respect, we will leave it at that.  

     

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    #2

     

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    Toy Story 2

    #1 on 8 lists

    Top 5 on 26 lists

    Appears on 50 lists

     

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    Pixar became Pixar with this movie. The follow up to Toy Story was supposed to go straight to DVD before it turned out to be so good that it was changed into a theatrical release. Tom Hanks and Tim Allen with the great voiceover work, and of course the "When She Loved Me"

    montage that made everyone cry.

     

     

    A classic, but not our #1 movie of 1999

     

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