1999 – A good year for cinema


Do you know how many awesome movies were released in 1999?

Thanks to a recent Mashable article about Napster’s ’99 release, I discovered that 1999 was a pretty damn good year for cinema. I looked online and put together this list of some of my favourite ’99 films.

Which were your favourites?

 

Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me Being John Malkovich The Blair Witch Project The Cider House Rules Cruel Intentions Fight Club The Green Mile The Matrix Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace The Sixth Sense	The Talented Mr Ripley Toy Story 2 The World is not Enough 10 Things I Hate About You American Beauty American Pie

 

My favourite? Hmmmm… Fight Club was phenomenal, but so was The Matrix. Both films which twisted my brain and made me rethink what I knew about cinema. The Green Mile made my cry like few other films have before, and to this day I still totally adore the Cruel Intentions OST.

But if  I really had to to pick just one, I’d probably have to choose 10 Things I Hate About You. The character of Kat really spoke to my 18/19 yr old self as I was in a serious transitional phase in my development and growing into my own skin. This was the first movie I ever watched more than once in the cinema; there have been others after it, but this was the first. Julia Stiles was amazing as Kat, and really connected with my own rebellion against society at the time, and I really wanted to “not give a shit” like her (though we know that’s not actually true). It was in this film that I also developed a massive crush on Heath Ledger, and was gutted when he passed. Some of the young actors from this film took there careers to wonderful new heights after it. Joseph Gordon-Levitt was amazing in (500) Days of Summer, and of course Inception, and well, Heath… there will never be another Batman villain so sinister as Heath as The Joker in The Dark Knight. So yes, it was a teen movie, but I was actually a teen back then, and I LOVED this movie. If ever I see it on TV when channel surfing I will always watch it over again, as for me it’s still just as good now as it was back then. 🙂

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