ALL FILMS IN OSCAR 1999 (RANKED)

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1.
The Truman Show (1998)
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An insurance salesman/adjuster discovers his entire life is actually a television show. (103 mins.)
Director: Peter Weir
“ 8/10 ” - dr-mutallimov
 
2.
The Mask of Zorro (1998)
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A young thief, seeking revenge for the death of his brother, is trained by the once great, but aged Zorro, who also pursues vengeance of his own. (136 mins.)
Director: Martin Campbell
“ 7/10 ” - dr-mutallimov
 
3.
Shakespeare in Love (1998)
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A young Shakespeare, out of ideas and short of cash, meets his ideal woman and is inspired to write one of his most famous plays. (123 mins.)
Director: John Madden
 
4.
Elizabeth (1998)
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A film of the early years of the reign of Elizabeth I of England and her difficult task of learning what is necessary to be a monarch. (124 mins.)
Director: Shekhar Kapur
 
5.
Life Is Beautiful (1997)
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When an open-minded Jewish librarian and his son become victims of the Holocaust, he uses a perfect mixture of will, humor and imagination to protect his son from the dangers around their camp. (116 mins.)
Director: Roberto Benigni
 
6.
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
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Following the Normandy Landings, a group of U.S. soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action. (169 mins.)
 
7.
The Thin Red Line (1998)
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Terrence Malick's adaptation of James Jones' autobiographical 1962 novel, focusing on the conflict at Guadalcanal during the second World War. (170 mins.)
Director: Terrence Malick
 
8.
Gods and Monsters (1998)
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The last days of Frankenstein director James Whale are explored. (105 mins.)
Director: Bill Condon
 
9.
Affliction (1997)
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A deeply troubled small town cop investigates a suspicious hunting death while events occur that cause him to mentally disintergrate. (114 mins.)
Director: Paul Schrader
 
10.
American History X (1998)
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A former neo-nazi skinhead tries to prevent his younger brother from going down the same wrong path that he did. (119 mins.)
Director: Tony Kaye
 
11.
Central Station (1998)
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An emotive journey of a former school teacher, who writes letters for illiterate people, and a young boy, whose mother has just died, as they search for the father he never knew. (113 mins.)
Director: Walter Salles
 
12.
One True Thing (1998)
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A career woman reassesses her parents' lives after she is forced to care for her cancer-stricken mother. (127 mins.)
Director: Carl Franklin
 
13.
Hilary and Jackie (1998)
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The tragic story of world renowned classic cellist Jacqueline du Pré, as told from the point of view of her sister, flautist Hilary du Pré-Finzi. (121 mins.)
Director: Anand Tucker
 
14.
A Civil Action (1998)
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The families of children who died sue two companies for dumping toxic waste: a tort so expensive to prove, the case could bankrupt their lawyers. (115 mins.)
Director: Steven Zaillian
 
15.
A Simple Plan (1998)
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When three blue collar acquaintances come across millions of dollars in lost cash they make a plan to keep their find from the authorities but find complications and mistrust weaving its way into their plan. (121 mins.)
Director: Sam Raimi
 
16.
Primary Colors (1998)
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A man joins the political campaign of a smooth-operator candidate for president of the USA. (143 mins.)
Director: Mike Nichols
 
17.
Little Voice (1998)
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A shy reclusive lady is convinced by an invisible entity to sing. Subsequently, she finds herself noticed by a sleazy talent agent and her talent being showcased on-stage. She also meets a kind but nervous man who becomes her best friend. (97 mins.)
Director: Mark Herman
 
18.
Bulworth (1998)
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A suicidally disillusioned liberal politician puts a contract out on himself and takes the opportunity to be bluntly honest with his voters by affecting the rhythms and speech of hip-hop music and culture. (108 mins.)
Director: Warren Beatty
 
19.
Out of Sight (1998)
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A career bank robber breaks out of jail and shares a moment of mutual attraction with a U.S. marshal he has kidnapped. (123 mins.)
 
20.
Pleasantville (1998)
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Two 1990s teenage siblings find themselves in a 1950s sitcom where their influence begins to profoundly change that complacent world. (124 mins.)
Director: Gary Ross
 
21.
What Dreams May Come (1998)
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After he dies in a car crash, a man searches heaven and hell for his beloved wife. (113 mins.)
Director: Vincent Ward
 
22.
Beloved (1998)
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Based on the book by Toni Morrison, in which a slave is visited by the spirit of her deceased daughter. (172 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Demme
 
23.
Velvet Goldmine (1998)
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In 1984, British journalist Arthur Stuart investigates the career of 1970s glam superstar Brian Slade, who was heavily influenced in his early years by hard-living and rebellious American singer Curt Wild. (118 mins.)
Director: Todd Haynes
 
24.
Armageddon (1998)
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After discovering that an asteroid the size of Texas is going to impact Earth in less than a month, N.A.S.A. recruits a misfit team of deep core drillers to save the planet. (151 mins.)
Director: Michael Bay
 
25.
Mighty Joe Young (1998)
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A legendary fifteen-foot tall mountain gorilla named Joe is taken to an animal sanctuary in California by a zoologist and a young woman whom he grew up with. A poacher from the past returns to seek vengeance on him. (114 mins.)
Director: Ron Underwood
 
26.
The Prince of Egypt (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
An Egyptian prince learns of his identity as a Hebrew, and later, his destiny to become the chosen deliverer of his people. (99 mins.)
 
27.
Quest for Camelot (1998)
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An adventurous girl, a young blind hermit and a goofy two headed dragon race to find the lost sword Excalibur to save King Arthur and Camelot from disaster. (86 mins.)
 
28.
The Horse Whisperer (1998)
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The mother of a severely traumatized daughter enlists the aid of a unique horse trainer to help the girl's equally injured horse. (170 mins.)
Director: Robert Redford
 
29.
Babe: Pig in the City (1998)
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Babe, fresh from his victory in the sheepherding contest, returns to Farmer Hoggett's farm, but after Farmer Hoggett is injured and unable to work, Babe has to go to the big city to save the farm. (97 mins.)
Director: George Miller
 
30.
A Bug's Life (1998)
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A misfit ant, looking for "warriors" to save his colony from greedy grasshoppers, recruits a group of bugs that turn out to be an inept circus troupe. (95 mins.)
 
31.
Mulan (1998)
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To save her father from death in the army, a young maiden secretly goes in his place and becomes one of China's greatest heroines in the process. (88 mins.)
 
32.
Patch Adams (1998)
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The true story of a heroic man, Hunter Patch Adams, determined to become a medical doctor because he enjoys helping people. He ventured where no doctor had ventured before, using humour and pathos. (115 mins.)
Director: Tom Shadyac
 
33.
Tango (1998)
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Mario Suarez is a forty-something tango artist, whose wife Laura has left him. He leaves his apartment and starts preparing a film about tango. (115 mins.)
Director: Carlos Saura
 
34.
The Grandfather (1998)
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After his son dies, an elderly man comes back to Spain from the US and hopes to find out which of his granddaughters is true, and which one is bastard. (151 mins.)
 
35.
Children of Heaven (1997)
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After a boy loses his sister's pair of shoes, he goes on a series of adventures in order to find them. When he can't, he tries a new way to "win" a new pair. (89 mins.)
Director: Majid Majidi
 
36.
Bunny (1998 Short Film)
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An elderly widowed rabbit grieving her husband's death is encountered by a moth who invites her into the afterlife. (7 mins.)
Director: Chris Wedge
 
37.
The Canterbury Tales (1998 TV Series)
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(28 mins.)
 
38.
Jolly Roger (1999 Short Film)
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After marauding and sinking another ship, a band of pirates capture a female passenger, then send her overboard as punishment for her defiance... (12 mins.)
Director: Mark Baker
 
39.
More (1998 Short Film)
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A worker in a factory learns a lesson about life. When is enough? (6 mins.)
Director: Mark Osborne
 
40.
When Life Departs (1997 Short Film)
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Illustrations of the thoughts children's have about death. (11 mins.)
 
41.
Election Night (1999 Short Film)
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On election night we meet Peter, an idealistic young man, who suddenly discovers he has forgotten to vote... (11 mins.)
 
42.
Culture (1997 Short Film)
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(29 mins.)
 
43.
Holiday Romance (1998 Short Film)
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A would-be thief enters a house and finds plenty of reasons to make himself at home. Chief among them is the fact that he can't leave... (19 mins.)
Director: J.J. Keith
 
44.
The Postcard (1998 Short Film)
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(18 mins.)
Director: Vivian Goffette
 
45.
Victor (1998 Short Film)
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(18 mins.)
 
46.
The Personals (1999 Documentary)
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Documentary about a Jewish senior citizens' acting group on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. The film... (40 mins.)
Director: Keiko Ibi
 
47.
A Place in the Land (1998 Documentary)
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"A Place in the Land" is the story of George Perkins Marsh, Frederick Billings and Laurance S. Rockefeller... (32 mins.)
 
48.
Sunrise Over Tiananmen Square (1998 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
An autobiography about the director's life, career and ultimate disillusionment with The People's Republic of China. (29 mins.)
Director: Shui-Bo Wang
 
49.
The Last Days (1998 Documentary)
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In late 1944, even as they faced imminent defeat, the Nazis expended enormous resources to kill or deport... (87 mins.)
Director: James Moll
 
50.
Dancemaker (1998 Documentary)
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A look at Paul Taylor (1930- ) and his dance company over several months in 1997. Preparation of Taylor's piece... (98 mins.)
Director: Matthew Diamond
 
51.
The Farm: Angola, USA (1998 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Documentary depicting day to day life in Angola Prison mostly from an inmate's perspective. Interviews are with several inmates including one with a life sentence who is about to die. (88 mins.)
 
52.
Lenny Bruce: Swear to Tell the Truth (1998 Documentary)
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(100 mins.)
Director: Robert B. Weide
 
53.
Regret to Inform (1998 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
In this film made over ten years, filmmaker Barbara Sonneborn goes on a pilgrimage to the Vietnamese countryside where her husband was killed... (72 mins.)