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Top 10: Films of 1999

This was a crazy year for film, I could have easily put together a 2nd top 10 that would rival most other years first top 10.

10. American Beauty
- A lot of people seem to enjoy taking shots at this, but, even though it's been a while since I've had a chance to check it out, I recall things being pretty effective.
American Beauty

9. Payback - Mel remakes a classic (Point Blank) and almost lives up to the quality of the original. It's tough to beat Lee Marvin though, so you can't hold that against him.

8. The Limey - Revenge films are my favorite type and if the one getting the revenge isn't your typical bad ass (A lady in Kill Bill, an old man here), all the better.
The Limey

7. American Movie - The two most memorable characters of the year, Mark Borchardt and Mike Schank. Just thinking of them still brings a smile to my face
American Movie

6. Toy Story 2 - The Toy Story's just keep getting better.
Toy Story 2

5. Election - Greasy Reese in the role she was born to play. Very cheery and friendly on the outside, but deep down driven to win no matter the consequence. It seems to come a little too naturally to her.

4. Being John Malkovich - The film that introduced us to Chuck Kaufman's unique storytelling abilities.
Being John Malkovich

3. The Matrix - Had the biggest cultural impact of any film this year. All the geeks were in an uproar, and rightfully so.
The Matrix

2. Iron Giant - If you didn't shed at least one tear for the Iron Giant's sacrifice at the end you might not have a soul.
Iron Giant

1. Fight Club - I like this film even more after reading the novel. An insanely good job of translating a really complex book to the big screen.
Fight Club

Honourable mentions - The Green Mile, Eyes Wide Shut, Run Lola Run, Office Space, Ghost Dog, Three Kings, the Insider.
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