Best Film of 1999

For movie fans, the best films of 1999 really had everything. A career-launching suspense film from M. Night Shyamalan. An indie smash that created the “found footage” horror genre. Some of the most iconic teen dramas ever made. Julia Roberts fully Julia Robertsing. And the return of a sci-fi franchise that would keep running ever since. And literally iconic films by auteur directors that inspired many of the movies of the next decade. Now, as part of Season 7, the Great Pop Culture Debate wants to determine: what IS the Best Film of 1999?

Join Host Eric Rezsnyak and panelists Amma Marfo, Kate Racculia, and Kevin Dillon as they discuss and debate the Top 16 films from the last year of the 20th Century.

The Round 2 match-ups are:

Match 1: The Matrix (1) vs. The Iron Giant (4)

Match 2: The Talented Mr. Ripley (3) vs. Eyes Wide Shut (2)

Match 3: Dogma (1) vs. Galaxy Quest (4)

Match 4: Magnolia (6) vs. Being John Malkovich (2)

Match 5: Fight Club (1) vs. Election (4)

Match 6: Office Space (3) vs. 10 Things I Hate About You (2)

Match 7: The Sixth Sense (1) vs. The Mummy (4)

Match 8: Cruel Intentions (3) vs. The Blair Witch Project (2)

Want to play along at home?

Download the listener bracket here and see if your picks match up with ours! Want to find out how we went from the Top 32 down to the Sweet 16? Listen to Round 1 by becoming a Patreon supporter of the podcast, which includes access that EXCLUSIVE content.

Looking for more 90s content?

Check out these other 90s episodes from Great Pop Culture Debate:

Best 90s Romantic Comedy Film

Best One-Hit Wonder of the 90s/00s

Best 90s Sitcom

Best Song of 1999

And if you want to further throw it back to your 90s fantasy, check out Joelle Boedecker’s Top 10 Best Trends of 1999 list!

Have a say in future episodes!

Finally, if you want to have a say in what episodes we tackle next, vote in our Topic Polls! And we would love to have you pick your faves in the polls currently open for your votes!


HOST: Eric Rezsnyak

PRODUCER: Bob Erlenback

PANEL: Amma Marfo, Kate Racculia, Kevin Dillon

EDITOR: Jack Kwait-Blank

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