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Top Three: 1999

Say you’re putting 3 movies from each year in a time capsule. What ones would you want people to see? Forget critical acclaim. Forget the critics in general, what are the three best, most unforgetable movies from that year?

Today, Cameron Diaz is unrecognizable with frizzy hair, Haley Joel Osment doing what he does best, and Lawrence Fishbourne kicking some butt.

3. Being John Malkovich

How this movie got made is beyond me. It’s bizarre, clever, and quite honestly, a breath of fresh air. It doesn’t quite match the action and suspense of the other two on this list, but it’s too god not to be included in the years best. Once you see it, you’ll never see Cameron Diaz the same way again.

2. The Sixth Sense

I ‘d known the famed twist ending of M. Night Shaymalan’s masterpiece long before I had even seen the actual movie. But watching it was worth it, even knowing the big secret. To see the hints, subtle 1st time, only makes it look obvious what he was doing the second. Genius work, by a controversial director.

1. The Matrix

1990’s saw a boom in special effects. No movie showed off the computer skills than the sci-fi action flick The Matrix. Keanu Reeves won’t be getting any oscar nods any time soon, but for it’s groundbreaking action sequences, this is the greatest movie of ’99. Even by todays standards, they are still jaw dropping.

Honorable Mentions:

Fight Club

American Beauty

The Green Mile

Eyes Wide Shut

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