Best award winning movies with a societal issue from 1999

Check out today’s highest ranked movies with a societal issue from 1999! Looking for the greatest movies of all times? Here is the list of the best movies with a societal issue from 1999, based on the crowd's interest and popular searches from the country.

1 The Cider House Rules (1999)

Homer is an orphan who was never adopted, becoming the favorite of orphanage director Dr. Larch. Dr. Larch imparts his full medical knowledge on Homer, who becomes a skilled, albeit unlicensed, physician. But Homer yearns for a self-chosen life outside the orphanage. What will Homer learn about life and love in the cider house? What of the destiny that Dr. Larch has planned for him?

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1999-12-17 | Drama

Cast

Tobey Maguire, Charlize Theron

Rating

rating icon 7.039
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #82 for
    father figure
  2. Ranked #167 for
    Oscar nomination deserving
  3. Ranked #177 for
    mawkish

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2 East Is East (1999)

In 1971 Salford fish-and-chip shop owner George Khan expects his family to follow his strict Pakistani Muslim ways. But his children, with an English mother and having been born and brought up in Britain, increasingly see themselves as British and start to reject their father's rules on dress, food, religion, and living in general.

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1999-05-14 | Drama / Comedy

Cast

Om Puri, Linda Bassett

Rating

rating icon 6.528
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #109 for
    bawdy
  2. Ranked #129 for
    blasphemous
  3. Ranked #210 for
    cocksure

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East Is East trailer
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3 Boys Don't Cry (1999)

A young transgender man explores his gender identity and searches for love in rural Nebraska.

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1999-09-02 | Crime / Drama

Cast

Hilary Swank, Chloë Sevigny

Rating

rating icon 7.414
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #94 for
    great acting
  2. Ranked #157 for
    white trash
  3. Ranked #204 for
    Oscar-worthy performance

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4 All About My Mother (1999)

Following the tragic death of her teenage son, Manuela travels from Madrid to Barcelona in an attempt to contact the long-estranged father the boy never knew. She reunites with an old friend, an outspoken transgender sex worker, and befriends a troubled actress and a pregnant, HIV-positive nun.

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1999-04-16 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

Cecilia Roth, Marisa Paredes

Rating

rating icon 7.6
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #91 for
    afterschool special
  2. Ranked #176 for
    good
  3. Ranked #187 for
    tour de force

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5 Yana's Friends (1999)

Three parallel stories of immigrants in Tel Aviv during the Gulf War and about coming together while sealed in a room during the Scud attacks.

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1999-11-04 | Romance / Drama

Cast

Evelyn Kaplun, Nir Levy

Rating

rating icon 6.4
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #100 for
    sly
  2. Ranked #264 for
    emotional rollercoaster
  3. Ranked #282 for
    ennobled characters

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6 American Beauty (1999)

Lester Burnham, a depressed suburban father in a mid-life crisis, decides to turn his hectic life around after developing an infatuation with his daughter's attractive friend.

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1999-09-15 | Drama

Cast

Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening

Rating

rating icon 8.0
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #16 for
    remarkable
  2. Ranked #33 for
    Oscar-worthy performance
  3. Ranked #41 for
    with marital problems

Trailer

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7 The Insider (1999)

A research chemist comes under personal and professional attack when he decides to appear in a 60 Minutes exposé on Big Tobacco.

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1999-10-28 | Drama / Thriller

Cast

Al Pacino, Russell Crowe

Rating

rating icon 7.5
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #95 for
    Oscar-worthy performance
  2. Ranked #240 for
    crusading
  3. Ranked #270 for
    superb acting

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8 Sunshine (1999)

The story of a Jewish family living in Hungary—through three generations—rising from humble beginnings to positions of wealth and power in the crumbling Austro-Hungarian Empire. The patriarch becomes a prominent judge but is torn when his government sanctions anti-Jewish persecutions. His son converts to Christianity to advance his career as a champion fencer and Olympic hero, but is caught up in the Holocaust. Finally, the grandson, after surviving war, revolution, loss and betrayal, realizes that his ultimate allegiance must be to himself and his heritage.

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1999-09-13 | Drama / History

Cast

Ralph Fiennes, Rosemary Harris

Rating

rating icon 6.5
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #95 for
    didactic
  2. Ranked #145 for
    bloated
  3. Ranked #174 for
    foster father

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9 Being John Malkovich (1999)

One day at work, unsuccessful puppeteer Craig finds a portal into the head of actor John Malkovich. The portal soon becomes a passion for anybody who enters its mad and controlling world of overtaking another human body.

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1999-10-29 | Comedy / Drama

Cast

John Cusack, John Malkovich

Rating

rating icon 7.414
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #70 for
    smart and witty dialogue
  2. Ranked #75 for
    exceptional
  3. Ranked #89 for
    good story

Trailer

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10 Election (1999)

Tracy Flick is running unopposed for this year’s high school student election. But Jim McAllister has a different plan. Partly to establish a more democratic election, and partly to satisfy some deep personal anger toward Tracy, Jim talks football player Paul Metzler to run for president as well.

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1999-04-23 | Comedy / Romance

Cast

Matthew Broderick, Reese Witherspoon

Rating

rating icon 6.8
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People's Taste Ranking

  1. Ranked #53 for
    jock
  2. Ranked #59 for
    smart and witty dialogue
  3. Ranked #79 for
    Black Comedy

Trailer

Election trailer
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