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View Poll Results: Best Movie of 1999
Fight Club
29.74%
The Sixth Sense
4.74%
The Matrix
16.81%
American Beauty
12.93%
Magnolia
8.62%
The Cider House Rules
0.86%
Toy Story 2
6.90%
Eyes Wide Shut
5.17%
The Insider
8.62%
Other (Say what it is)
5.60%
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Best Movie of 1999

Old 07-06-08, 04:14 PM
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Originally Posted by PopcornTreeCt
Fight Club is leading the poll, seriously? Haven't we had 9 years to reflect and realize the movie isn't that good?
I guess if people haven't figured it out by now they might never do so.
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Old 07-06-08, 04:44 PM
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That's because it is the best.
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Old 07-06-08, 05:26 PM
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Originally Posted by vcuram
He said it wasn't that good, not that it wasn't popular.

Just for fun, here's the best according to this site that combines a bunch of critics top lists (the numbers are where the film ranks in the top 1000 of all time):

All About My Mother (Almodóvar, Pedro; Spain-France) •625
Wind Will Carry Us, The (Kiarostami, Abbas; France-Iran) •720
Eyes Wide Shut (Kubrick, Stanley; US-UK) •789
Fight Club (Fincher, David; US-Germany) •805
Topsy-Turvy (Leigh, Mike; UK-US) •898
Magnolia (Anderson, Paul Thomas; US) •902
I think 1999 is vastly overrated as a great year for movies, and that list pretty much reinforces my belief... I agree with the critics. Looking at the list of titles in the poll, I see some good movies and some entertaining movies, but not a one would I consider to be "great" or a classic... then again, I believe the '70's were the last truly great decade for cinema.

From the titles mentioned in this thread, I guess I would choose Fight Club as the best, though I was more entertained by the South Park movie.
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Old 07-06-08, 07:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Arpeggi
imdb rankings are bullshit, how can you possibly not know that.
Case in point: Shawshank Redemption is the second highest rated film of all time.
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Old 07-06-08, 09:04 PM
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The Insider.

The reason why crowe got the oscar for gladiator was because of the Insider snub.
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Old 07-06-08, 10:22 PM
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Probably Fight Club for me, though I forgot about Office Space that year lol
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Old 07-06-08, 10:34 PM
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Originally Posted by NoirFan
Case in point: Shawshank Redemption is the second highest rated film of all time.

It has a 98% with Rotten Tomatoes Users, tied for the highest with Raiders Of The Lost Ark. IMDb users aren't the only ones who rank it highly.
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Old 07-06-08, 10:54 PM
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The Talented Mr. Ripley. One of my favourite movies of all time.
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Old 07-07-08, 09:50 AM
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American Beauty, no question.

I'm probably one of the few people who could not stand Fight Club, The Sixth Sense, and The Matrix.
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Old 07-07-08, 01:48 PM
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Fight Club...as much as I love American Beauty there is really no debate. I keep watching it and I get something new every time and the message of the film really speaks to me.
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Old 07-07-08, 11:04 PM
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Matrix and Fight Club
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Old 07-09-08, 11:08 AM
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I think people answering this poll have become biased against the Matrix because of the lesser sequels...the original was truly a revolutionary film that still has ripples today in film and television.
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Old 07-09-08, 11:41 AM
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Originally Posted by abe55
It provides a good idea of what movies are popular with the general public. It's no ideal best movies list, but more of a popularity contest.
Which is essentially what all these misnamed "best of" threads are. People keep confusing "best" with "favorite".
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Originally Posted by Quake1028
1.The Iron Giant
2.The Sixth Sense
3.The Matrix
4.Office Space
5.Dogma
Actually it would be:

1.Eight Days a Week
2.The Iron Giant
3.The Sixth Sense
4.The Matrix
5.Office Space
6.Dogma

I had it in my head that Eight Days a Week was a 97 film, because that's what IMDB lists, but it's proper release was 1999. Either way, it's one of my 10 favorite films ever.
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"Other" for The Blair Witch Project.
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Old 07-10-08, 01:25 AM
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Originally Posted by J. Farley
"Other" for The Blair Witch Project.
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Old 07-10-08, 11:07 AM
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Between American Beauty & Fight Club. Never get tired of either of those flicks.

Although i firmly believe South Park: Bigger, Longer, & Uncut should be on that list.
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