Was 1999 the greatest year in movies?

Two decades ago, an absolutely hella fly year in entertainment took hold in 1999. Classics like The Matrix, Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, The Sixth Sense, The Mummy, The Blair Witch Project, and Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me hit theaters. Not to be outdone, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, Angel, ER, Friends, Touched By An Angel, and Law and Order: Special Victims Unit took over our television sets. It was a prime time for entertainment.

Much has changed since then, but what is even more interesting is how much remains the same. For this special episode, we’re not only going to look back at the year in film and television – complete with commercials and Breaking News segments direct from the year itself – we are going to settle the longstanding debate on if 1999 truly IS the greatest year in movie history! With the magic of technology and time travel, we hope you enjoy yet another in our annual series of Hollywood Outsider Time Capsule podcasts.

Welcome back to 1999!

Discussed on this episode

  • (0:00 – 37:48) Opening | 1999 Related Movie and TV Discussion
  • (37:49 – 46:43) What's This Movie | In Memoriam | The Top 10 of 1999 in Film and TV
  • (46:44 – 1:30:40) From The Outside In: 1999 - A Year In Movies And Television
  • (1:30:41 – 1:41:51) 1999 Sing-Out | Closing
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Direct download: HO369_1999_Year_in_Movies_and_TV.mp3
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