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The Best and Worst/Movies: 1999

The Insider, Austin Powers and Fight Club make the list

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Scariest Screaming Fit Prosecutor Ron Motley (Bruce McGill) tears a tobacco lawyer (Wings Hauser) a new sphincter in The Insider.

Most Ubiquitous Retro Song Steppenwolf’s ”Magic Carpet Ride” is featured in Go, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, and The Limey.

Lamest Deduction ”Christ in New York… Christine York.” — Arnold Schwarzenegger in End of Days

Most Twist Endings Go

Most Out-There Twist Ending Fight Club Best Twist Ending The Sixth Sense; runner-up: Arlington Road

Most In Need of an Ending — Any Ending Limbo

Best Movie Star Random Hearts notwithstanding, Harrison Ford is America’s favorite movie star, according to a Harris poll. John Wayne comes in second.

Biggest Surprise Christian apocalyptic thriller The Omega Code came out of nowhere to debut in the top 10 its first weekend.

Best Title Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

Worst Title The ambiguous (and amphibious) Frogs for Snakes; runner-up: The Velocity of Gary**(Not His Real Name)

Most Misleading Title The pickup-truck documentary Hands on a Hard Body; runner-up: the Kate Winslet hippie drama Hideous Kinky

Best P.O.V. Shot The view from inside Kiss bassist Gene Simmons’ mouth in Detroit Rock City