Check out our picks for the best sci-fi movies of 1999. These sci-fi films our rated as our top movies of 1999. New movies are added everyday and we are dedicated to including every sci-fi movie ever made.
1999 Sci-Fi Movies List
The Iron Giant (1999)
PG | 1h 26min | 86min | 06 Aug 1999Score: 8.7/10
Director: Brad Bird
Starring: Vin Diesel, Bob Bergen, Rodger Bumpass, Jack Angel, Robert Clotworthy
Synopsis: This is the story of a nine-year-old boy named Hogarth Hughes who makes friends with an innocent alien giant robot that came from outer space. Meanwhile, a paranoid U.S. Government agent named Kent Mansley arrives in town, determined to destroy the giant at all costs. It's up to Hogarth to protect him by keeping him at Dean McCoppin's place in the junkyard.
Tagline: It came from outer space!
The Matrix (1999)
R | 2h 16min | 136min | 31 Mar 1999Score: 8.5/10
Directors: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski, Andy Wachowski
Starring: Hugo Weaving, Keanu Reeves, Rana Morrison, Laurence Fishburne, Carrie-Anne Moss
Synopsis: Thomas A. Anderson is a man living two lives. By day he is an average computer programmer and by night a hacker known as Neo. Neo has always questioned his reality, but the truth is far beyond his imagination. Neo finds himself targeted by the police when he is contacted by Morpheus, a legendary computer hacker branded a terrorist by the government. Morpheus awakens Neo to the real world, a ravaged wasteland where most of humanity have been captured by a race of machines that live off of the humans' body heat and electrochemical energy and who imprison their minds…
Tagline: Free your mind
Galaxy Quest (1999)
PG | 1h 42min | 102min | 25 Dec 1999Score: 7.85/10
Director: Dean Parisot
Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Rainn Wilson, Matt Winston, Wayne Pére, Tony Shalhoub
Synopsis: The sci-fi television series "Galaxy Quest", which took place aboard the intergalactic spaceship NSEA Protector, starred Jason Nesmith as suave Commander Peter Quincy Taggart, Gwen DeMarco as sexy communications person Lt. Tawny Madison (a role which consisted solely of repeating what the computer stated, much to Gwen's chagrin), Shakespearean trained Sir Alexander Dane as alien Dr. Lazarus, Fred Kwan as engineer Tech Sergeant Chen, and Tommy Webber as child pilot Laredo. Eighteen years after the series last aired, it lives on in the hearts of its rabid fans. However, it lives on in infamy for its stars, who have not…
Tagline: Never give up, never surrender!
R | 1h 37min | 97min | 23 Apr 1999Score: 6.97/10
Director: David Cronenberg
Starring: Ian Holm, Willem Dafoe, Callum Keith Rennie, Robert A. Silverman, Kris Lemche
Synopsis: Allegra Geller, the leading game designer in the world, is testing her new virtual reality game, eXistenZ with a focus group. As they begin, she is attacked by a fanatic assassin employing a bizarre organic gun. She flees with a young marketing trainee, Ted Pikul, who is suddenly assigned as her bodyguard. Unfortunately, her pod, an organic gaming device that contains the only copy of the eXistenZ game program, is damaged. To inspect it, she talks Ted into accepting a gameport in his own body so he can play the game with her. The events leading up to this, and…
Tagline: Play it. Live it. Kill for it.
Mystery Men (1999)
PG-13 | 2h 01min | 121min | 06 Aug 1999Score: 6.2/10
Director: Kinka Usher
Starring: Doug Jones, Ned Bellamy, Geoffrey Rush, Billy Beck, Corbin Bleu
Synopsis: In order to generate more endorsement revenue, Champion City's resident superhero Captain Amazing arranges for the release of supervillain Casanova Frankenstein, only to be captured by him. The city's fate rests in the hands of seven loser superhero wannabes: the spoon-flinging Blue Rajah, the shovel-wielding Shoveler, the possessed bowling ball-hurling Bowler, the flatulent Spleen, the only-when-nobody's-looking Invisible Boy, the mysterious Sphinx, and the perpetually-angry Mr. Furious.
Tagline: This summer expect the unexpected
Gamera 3: Revenge of Iris (1999)
R | 1h 48min | 108min | 06 Mar 1999Score: 5.83/10
Director: Shûsuke Kaneko
Starring: Jason Douglas, David Parker, Andy McAvin, Takashi Nishina, Tony Oller
Synopsis: This final installment of the recent Gamera trilogy begins with schoolgirl Ayana discovering a large egg in a cave that, according to legend, houses demons. The egg hatches into a small monster, which Ayana decides to raise and quickly develops as psychic bond with. As Ayana's monster, named Iris, grows to adulthood, the flying turtle Gamera begins to take an interest in this new potential threat. Who will be the victor in the final battle, and how much of Japan will be left standing at the end?
Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet Frankenstein (1999)
G | 1h 18min | 78min | 28 Sep 1999Score: 5.74/10
Director: Kathi Castillo
Starring: Frank Welker, Kevin Michael Richardson, Dee Bradley Baker, Jim Meskimen, Michael Bell
Synopsis: Alvin, Simon and Theodore revel in their new gig at a movie theme park by wandering the grounds after hours. Among the attractions is the spooky Frankenstein's Castle, where a real mad scientist is bringing the monster to life. But when the boys cross paths with the creature, they soon learn that appearances can be deceiving, and Frankenstein is more misunderstood than malevolent.
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)
PG | 2h 16min | 136min | 19 May 1999Score: 5.7/10
Director: George Lucas
Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Frank Oz, Warwick Davis, Natalie Portman, Liam Neeson
Synopsis: The evil Trade Federation, led by Nute Gunray is planning to take over the peaceful world of Naboo. Jedi Knights Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi are sent to confront the leaders. But not everything goes to plan. The two Jedi escape, and along with their new Gungan friend, Jar Jar Binks head to Naboo to warn Queen Amidala, but droids have already started to capture Naboo and the Queen is not safe there. Eventually, they land on Tatooine, where they become friends with a young boy known as Anakin Skywalker. Qui-Gon is curious about the boy, and sees a bright…
Tagline: At last we will reveal ourselves to the Jedi.
R | 1h 30min | 90min | 09 Aug 2000Score: 5.34/10
Director: Alexandre Aja
Starring: Marion Cotillard, Léo Sellier, Jean-Claude de Goros, Christian Guérinel, Christian Guérinel
Synopsis: In a post-apocalyptic world, Théo, a rebellious youth fights a repressive regime by drawing and posting anti-government slogans, and finds dangerous love with a mysterious woman.
Lake Placid (1999)
R | 1h 22min | 82min | 16 Jul 1999Score: 5.31/10
Director: Steve Miner
Starring: Ty Olsson, Bill Pullman, Brendan Gleeson, David Lewis, Natassia Malthe
Synopsis: What happens when a man-eating crocodile begins picking off tourists in beautiful Lake Placid? What if the crocodile wants to make it his home?
Tagline: You'll never know what bit you.
Ringu 2 (1999)
R | 1h 35min | 95min | 23 Jan 1999Score: 5.2/10
Director: Hideo Nakata
Starring: Tarô Suwa, Hiroyuki Sanada, Takashi Nishina, Tarô Suwa, Yôko Chôsokabe
Synopsis: In this sequel to Ringu (1998), Mai Takano is trying to learn more about the death of her boyfriend, Ryuji. She soon hears stories about a videotape haunted by the spirit of a girl named Sadako, who died many years earlier. Supposedly, anyone watching the tape will die of fright exactly one week later. After some investigating, she learns that Ryuji's son, Youichi, is developing the same psychic powers that Sadako had when she was alive. Mai must now find some way to keep Yuuichi and herself from becoming Sadako's next victims.
Godzilla 2000 (1999)
R | 1h 39min | 99min | 18 Aug 2000Score: 5.07/10
Director: Takao Okawara
Starring: Anthony J Sacco, Michael Hagiwara, John Cho, Yoshio Be, Jack Ong
Synopsis: Godzilla returns in a brand-new movie that ignores all preceding movies except for the original with a brand new look and a powered up atomic ray. This time he battles a mysterious UFO that later transforms into a mysterious kaiju dubbed Orga. They meet up for the final showdown in the city of Shinjuku.
Tagline: Get ready to crumble.
Deep Blue Sea (1999)
R | 1h 45min | 105min | 28 Jul 1999Score: 5.06/10
Director: Renny Harlin
Starring: Frank Welker, Samuel L. Jackson, Stellan Skarsgård, Stellan Skarsgård, Thomas Jane
Synopsis: A businessman sinks $200 million into a special project to help fight Alzheimer's disease. As part of this project, medical biologist Susan McAlester rather naughtily figures out a way to genetically enlarge shark brains, so that disease-battling enzymes can be harvested. However, the shark subjects become super smart and decide they don't much like being cooped up in pens and being stabbed with hypodermics, so they figure a way to break out and make for the open sea...
Tagline: Bigger. Smarter. Faster. Meaner.
Bicentennial Man (1999)
PG | 2h 12min | 132min | 17 Dec 1999Score: 4.9/10
Director: Chris Columbus
Starring: Sam Neill, Embeth Davidtz, Stephen Root, Wendy Crewson, John Michael Higgins
Synopsis: This film follows the 'life' and times of the lead character, an android who is purchased as a household robot programmed to perform menial tasks. Within a few days the Martin family realizes that they don't have an ordinary droid as Andrew begins to experience emotions and creative thought. In a story that spans two centuries, Andrew learns the intricacies of humanity while trying to stop those who created him from destroying him.
Tagline: One robot's 200 year journey to become an ordinary man.
The Rage: Carrie 2 (1999)
R | 1h 44min | 104min | 12 Mar 1999Score: 4.64/10
Directors: Katt Shea, Robert Mandel
Starring: Robert C. Treveiler, Jason London, William Katt, Steven Ford, Rhoda Griffis
Synopsis: After the suicide of her only friend, Rachel Lang has never felt more on the outside. The one person who reached out to her, Jessie Ryan, also happens to be part of the popular crowd that lives to torment outsiders like her. However, Rachel has something else that separates her from the rest, secret amazing powers to move things with her mind. Sue Snell, the only survivor of Carrie White's rampage 23 years ago, may hold the key to helping Rachel come to terms with her awesome, but unwanted powers. But as Rachel slowly learns to trust, a terrible trap…
Tagline: Looks can kill
Judgment Day (1999)
R | 1h 35min | 95min | 12 Nov 1999Score: 4.57/10
Director: John Terlesky
Starring: Thomas Rosales Jr., Tommy 'Tiny' Lister, Mario Van Peebles, Ice-T, Coolio
Synopsis: Cultists with an enigmatic leader (Mario Van Peebles) seize the only man capable of devising a way to stop a giant meteor from hitting the Earth. Agents (Suzy Amis, Ice-T) are then sent to his rescue...
Tagline: Prepare For Impact.
The Thirteenth Floor (1999)
R | 1h 40min | 100min | 28 May 1999Score: 4.5/10
Director: Josef Rusnak
Starring: Vincent D'Onofrio, Leon Rippy, Brad William Henke, Alison Lohman, Dennis Haysbert
Synopsis: Computer scientist Hannon Fuller has discovered something extremely important. He's about to tell the discovery to his colleague, Douglas Hall, but knowing someone is after him, the old man leaves a letter in the computer generated parallel world his company has created (which looks like the 30's with seemingly real people with real emotions). Fuller is murdered in our real world the same night, and his colleague is suspected. Douglas discovers a bloody shirt in his bathroom and he cannot recall what he was doing the night Fuller was murdered. He logs into the system in order to find the…
Tagline: Question reality. You can go there even though it doesn't exist.
PG-13 | 1h 30min | 90min | 04 May 2000Score: 4.35/10
Director: Michael Lantieri
Starring: Billy Burke, Kevin Zegers, Bruce Hughes, Jill Hennessy, Melissa Jaffer
Synopsis: During the 70's, some Komodo Dragon eggs were dumped on the beach of a North Carolina island. Somehow, the baby Komodos survived, and twenty years later they have grown up and taken over the island for themselves. Young Patrick has lost his parents and his dog to the lizards, but didn't see them himself, which has left him traumatized. Now, with his therapist Victoria, who doesn't believe the Dragons are real, he is returning to the island to confront his fears. Soon people are being chomped, and Patrick and Victoria must fight for their lives if they ever hope to…
Tagline: On Emerald Island, you are at the bottom of the food chain.
Retro Puppet Master (1999)
PG-13 | 1h 20min | 80minScore: 4.35/10
Director: David DeCoteau
Starring: Stephen Blackehart, Claudiu Trandafir, Greg Sestero, Adrian Ciobanu, Mihai Verbintschi
Synopsis: It's 1892 and Sutekh is hopping mad. It seems a 3,000 year old Egyptian sorcerer has stolen one of the God's secrets of life - that of instilling the souls of the dying into inanimate things. Sutekh raises three mummified former high priests, led by the villainous "First Servant", and charges them with recovering both the Sorceror and his secret. There is no lack of victims for the 3 high-faluting, stylish villains as they pursue their prey to 19th century Paris, and the very young puppeteer, Andre Toulon. Toulon runs a puppet theatre in the heart of Paris, and meets…
Tagline: The Legacy Begins...
Shark Attack (1999)
R | 1h 35min | 95min | 28 May 1999Score: 4.03/10
Director: Bob Misiorowski
Starring: Ernie Hudson, Casper Van Dien, Anton Dekker, Jacob Makgoba, Dave Ridley
Synopsis: A marine biologist heads for Port Amanzi in Africa after his friend, Mark DeSantis, is supposedly a victim of a fatal shark attack. DeSantis had been conducting research on a series of shark attacks in the area prior to his death and now his friend, along with DeSantis' sister, takes up the research and finds that the sharks may not be the only threat in Port Amanzi.
Tagline: There's Blood In The Water
King Cobra (1999)
PG-13 | 1h 33min | 93min | 29 Apr 1999Score: 3.85/10
Directors: David Hillenbrand, Scott Hillenbrand
Starring: Courtney Gains, Hoyt Axton, Joseph Ruskin, Judith Montgomery, Lang Yun
Synopsis: When a team of scientists led by Dr. Irwin Burns test an experimental drug that increases aggression in animals and humans, their biochemical lab explodes and a mutated nightmare escapes. Half African King Cobra and half Eastern Diamondback, Seth is pure evil. He's 30 feet long with a giant appetite for terror.
Tagline: Don't mess with mother nature!
R | 1h 35min | 95min | 01 Apr 1999Score: 3.72/10
Director: Graham Baker
Starring: Vincent Hammond, Rhona Mitra, Adrian Pavlovschi, Patricia Velasquez, Christopher Lambert
Synopsis: This post-apocalyptic future story is based on the 8th century Saxon epic poem about the knight who battled a monster in a medieval castle. In this story, Beowulf is a wanderer who learns about a man-eating creature called Grendel which comes in the night to devour warriors trapped at the Outpost. The Outpost is ruled by Hrothgar. He has a daughter, whose husband may have been murdered by the Outpost's master of arms.
Tagline: A Fortress At The Edge Of Darkness. An Enemy Within That Only One Man Can Conquer!
Teenage Space Vampires (1999)
PG | 1h 30min | 90minScore: 3.57/10
Director: Martin Wood
Starring: Lindy Booth, Robin Dunne, Mac Fyfe, Jesse Nilsson, Serban Celea
Synopsis: Bill, a high school student and avid horror movie fan, witnesses a UFO flying over his town. When the ship lands the next day, Bill and a team from SETI discover that the alien is a strange vampire creature who wants to cast the Earth into darkness so that he and his people can colonize it for themselves. Will Bill and the others be able to keep the Sun shining?
Tagline: On a Mission to Take the Place...of the Human Race.
The Astronaut's Wife (1999)
R | 1h 49min | 109min | 27 Aug 1999Score: 3.53/10
Director: Rand Ravich
Starring: Johnny Depp, Charlize Theron, Clea DuVall, Gary Grubbs, Joe Morton
Synopsis: A pair of shuttle astronauts leave their spacecraft to repair a satellite. There's an explosion. NASA loses contact for two minutes, but the both are rescued and safely returned to Earth. Eventually it becomes evident that neither of the astronauts is quite the same.
Tagline: How well do you know the one you love?
Space Fury (1999)
R | 1h 20min | 80min | 28 Sep 1999Score: 3.51/10
Director: Eli Necakov
Starring: Michael Paré, Michael Paré, Dean Copkov, David King, Jason Rodriguez
Synopsis: 4 astronauts are left stranded onboard a joint US-Russian satellite after a shuttle crash damages the station. What they don't know is, the crash was no accident and one of them is a depraved killer.
Tagline: Fear can take your breath away
Wild Wild West (1999)
PG-13 | 1h 46min | 106min | 30 Jun 1999Score: 3.47/10
Director: Barry Sonnenfeld
Starring: Derek Mears, Ted Levine, Will Smith, Ian Abercrombie, Musetta Vander
Synopsis: Jim West is a guns-a-blazing former Civil War hero. Artemus Gordon is an inventive U.S. Marshal who excels in disguise. When the United States is threatened by psychotic Confederate Arliss Loveless, President Ulysses Grant teams the duo up to bring him to justice. On a hazard-packed train journey from Washington D.C. to Utah, West and Gordon must combine their skills to best Loveless and his diabolical machines.
Tagline: It doesn't get any wilder than this.
PG-13 | 1h 31min | 91min | 22 Oct 1999Score: 3.42/10
Director: Louis Morneau
Starring: Ned Bellamy, Dina Meyer, James Sie, Lou Diamond Phillips, Bob Gunton
Synopsis: Bats, the result of a government experiment gone wrong, have suddenly become intelligent, vicious, and omnivorous, and are attacking people near Gallup, Texas. Bat specialist Sheila Casper and her assistant Jimmy are brought in but can they stop the bats before the military comes in and, in their ignorance, makes things worse?
Tagline: Fear Takes Flight
Ancient Evil: Scream of the Mummy (1999)
R | 1h 26min | 86min | 22 Jun 1999Score: 3.4/10
Director: David DeCoteau
Starring: Russell Richardson, Ariauna Albright, Michael Lutz, Christopher Cullen, Christopher Bergschneider
Synopsis: Six archeology students are spending the summer at an isolated rural compound with their college professor, working on an exciting discovery: an ancient mummy, found in the ruins of a temple. Little do they realize that the mummy was the servant of the Rain God, and that one of them has the ability to bring it back to life to exact its master's deadly revenge. Trapped inside of the compound with the murderous, unstoppable creature, they must join forces to destroy the monster, or allow it to carry out its plans to annihilate all mankind.
Tagline: When Terror is alive... evil never dies...
R | 1h 39min | 99min | 15 Jan 1999Score: 2.6/10
Director: John Bruno
Starring: Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Sutherland, Marshall Bell, Levan Uchaneishvili, Levani
Synopsis: When a typhoon cripples their boat, the crew sails into the eye of the storm, where they discover a high-tech Russian communications and research vessel adrift. Only one Russian crew member is still alive, raving about "intelligent lightning." They soon discover that an alien life form has taken over the ship's computers and is churning out mechanical warriors. With their own boat destroyed, the crew must battle the creature as the ship reenters the storm.
Tagline: Life on earth is in for a shock.
Universal Soldier: The Return (1999)
R | 1h 23min | 83min | 20 Aug 1999Score: 2.33/10
Director: Mic Rodgers
Starring: Xander Berkeley, Daniel von Bargen, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Heidi Schanz, Brent Hinkley
Synopsis: Luc Devereaux, the only surviving member of the original Universal Soldier Team. He now works with Dylan Cotner, on a project to create and improve a new Universal Soldier. Their plan is for the Universal soldier or UNISOLS to be controlled by a computer they call SETH. When the government decides to terminate the project, which includes shutting down SETH. SETH, not wanting this to happen, takes steps to prevent this. He first kills Dylan. He then has himself transfered into a body. He then seeks out Luc Devereaux, who is the only person who knows the code that will…
Tagline: Prepare to become obsolete
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