Can you believe it’s been 20 years since these movies were released!
Back in good old 1999 when we were all anticipating the end of the world, due to the ever approaching threat of the ‘Millennium Bug’ these movies were hitting the big screens, but have they stood the test of time? Well, apparently not all of them that’s all I can say!
This movie came from nowhere and it blew everyone away at the time. It’s still the best movie in the Matrix trilogy and today still is a great stylish movie although it has aged a little bit. At the time this film was parodied relentlessly in other movies and TV with its groundbreaking slow motion action scenes.
Star Wars Episode I – The Phantom Menace
This was the most anticipated film ever, but we were all left feeling a disappointed with the awful script, shit dialogue, that really annoying whiny kid Anakin and the awful Jar Jar Binks. Fans were also pissed that the film was aimed at kids, but hey, the originals were also made for kids in the first place, right?!
The Six Sense
The film that introduced us to M. Night Shyamalan. Hailed as a must see movie with its ‘at the time’ amazing twist ending. But when you look back and watch it again there are so many things that don’t make sense in the film at all and we should have seen it coming a mile off.
The Blair Witch Project
The online marketing campaign worked wonders on the early web for this film by saying it was ‘real’ found footage of three missing teenagers while filming a college project about the Blair Witch. The movie which was made on a shoestring budget, made absolute millions.
Oscar winning movie from director Sam Mendes about the breakdown of a family and the mid-life crisis of a dad and his infatuation with his daughters best friend. It’s not what you expect and it’s got a great music score!
It’s a film you love or hate, but to me it’s a classic. It’s got a twist ending you probably weren’t expecting. It’s slightly different to the book it’s based on but the author actually preferred the movie version to his own version. But we don’t talk about ‘Fight Club!’
The Green Mile
Yet another Stephen King prison novella turned into a movie. The film tells the story of an innocent man in death row who has special powers. Nowhere near as good as Shawshank though!
People wanted to see this teen sex comedy movie because they couldn’t believe there was a scene where the main character f**ked an apple pie. It went on to spawn many sequels and shitty spin offs.
The Iron Giant
A real animated gem, that sadly gets overlooked probably because it’s not made by Disney or Dreamworks. Vin Diesel provided the robots voice and it just works so well!
Toy Story 2
We waited a while for a sequel to the first ever Pixar movie and we wasn’t disappointed. The movie was in production hell and was apparently scrapped before they started out all over again. This sequel introduces us to new characters Jesse and Bullseye.
Being John Malkovich
Think of the most insane film plot you could think of and you’d still not even get close to how mental this Spike Jonze Classic is. It’s about a guy who finds a portal in an office block that leads straight into John Malkovich’s head. Yes, it’s that crazy!
Based on the Headless Horseman tale and a another collaboration of Tim Burton and Johnny Depp. Oddly the movie has a cameo for Christopher Walken as the headless horseman in a non speaking part.
Deep Blue Sea
It’s no Jaws! Probably only worth watching for the scene where Samuel L. Jackson gets eaten by a shark that just comes out of nowhere!
Remember when Brendon Fraser was bankable? This film tried so hard to be like Indiana Jones but it doesn’t work as well because all the characters are total obnoxious assholes that we couldn’t care less about!
10 Things I Hate About You
Another big teen movie from the 90s this time a modern retelling of ‘Taming of the Shrew.’ A break out role for the late Heath Ledger and Julie Styles.
Yet another teen movie based on an old story with a modern retelling. This one being ‘Dangerous Liaisons‘ (Les Liaisons Dangereuses) . Probably best remembered for the on screen kiss between Sarah Michelle-Geller and Selma Blair. The movie also starred real life married (at the time) couple Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Philippe.
Austin Powers – The Spy Who Shagged Me
This is a rare case of a sequel actually being better than the original and it’s the best in the Austin Powers trilogy too. Altogether now “Yeah, Baby!”
South Park – Bigger, Longer & Uncut
South Park was at its peak in 1999 so a movie seemed inevitable. Trey and Matt were always great at writing songs as well so making the movie a musical played in their favour. Apparently this film still holds the record for most curse words in a movie with 399. The movie was nominated for best song “Blame Canada”. Is it better than The Simpson’s Movie? Of course!
Quirky family movie featuring the voice talents of Michael J. Fox as a talking mouse. Still never explains why there is a talking mouse that wears clothes and was allowed to be adopted into a human family!
She’s All That
Another teen comedy from the 90s and it’s really dated. It’s a modern retelling of ‘Pygmalion‘ and ‘My Fair Lady‘. Catch The late Paul Walker playing the asshole college jock! The geek in question just happens to be really pretty with her hair tied back and wearing glasses!
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