The Best and Worst of 1999

The author’s considered best/worst in each category are listed in bold italics with an asterisk (*). The listed links will take you to more detailed reviews of each film.

The 10 Best Films

  1. The Matrix
  2. Fight Club
  3. Audition
  4. The Sixth Sense
  5. Stir of Echoes
  6. Freeway II: Confessions of a Trickbaby
  7. GalaxyQuest
  8. Princes and Princesses
  9. The Iron Giant
  10. The Third Miracle

Worst Films

  1. The Haunting
  2. The Bare Wench Project
  3. Universal Soldier: The Return
  4. The All New Adventures of Laurel & Hardy in "For Love or Mummy"
  5. Deal of a Lifetime

Best Director

Tim Burton – Sleepy Hollow
David Fincher – Fight Club
David Koepp – Stir of Echoes
M. Night Shyamalan – The Sixth Sense
The Wachowski Brothers – The Matrix (*)

Best Original Screenplay

Being John Malkovich
The Matrix (*)
The Sixth Sense

Best Adapted Screenplay

Fight Club (*)
The Iron Giant
The Minus Man
Stir of Echoes
The Third Miracle

Best Actor

Tim Allen – GalaxyQuest
Ed Harris – The Third Miracle
Mike Myers – Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (*)
Edward Norton – Fight Club
Brad Pitt – Fight Club

Best Actress

Rachel Griffiths – Me Myself I
Sophie Marceau – The World is Not Enough (*)
Carrie-Ann Moss – The Matrix
Mira Sorvino – Summer of Sam
Sharon Stone – The Muse

Best Supporting Actor

Tom Cruise – Magnolia (*)
Michael Clarke Duncan – The Green Mile
Armin Mueller-Stahl – The Third Miracle
Haley Joel Osment – The Sixth Sense
Hugo Weaving – The Matrix

Best Supporting Actress

Claire Benedict – Felicia’s Journey
Maria Celedonio – Freeway II: Confessions of a Trickbaby (*)
Marisa Coughlan – Teaching Mrs. Tingle
Catherine Keener – Being John Malkovich
Julianne Moore – Magnolia

Best Cinematography

8MM (*)
Nang Nak
Sleepy Hollow
The 13th Warrior

Best Musical Score

Godzilla 2000
The Ninth Gate (*)
Sleepy Hollow
Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
The 13th Warrior

Best Special Effects

Gamera 3: Revenge of Iris
The Mummy
Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (*)
Stuart Little
Wing Commander

Best Makeup Effects

Instinct (*)
The Mummy

Best Production Design

The Haunting
The Mummy
Sleepy Hollow
Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (*)
Wild Wild West

Scariest Moment in a Genre Film

The last 20 minutes – Audition Funniest Moment in a Genre Film
GalaxyQuest Best New Villain
Elektra King (Sophie Marceau – The World is Not Enough) Best New Psycho
Vann Siegert (Owen Wilson – The Minus Man) Most Underrated Film
The popular vote would seem to be for The Iron Giant a noble contender. But the real vote must surely go to Stir of Echoes which didn’t receive as much the post-release reevaluation that The Iron Giant did. Best & Worst Sequel/Remake
Best Sequel – Toy Story 2. Worst Remake – Maybe the Worst Remake Ever – The Haunting