The best of 1998

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1.
Lovers of the Arctic Circle (1998)
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Otto and Ana are kids when they meet each other. Their names are palindromes. They meet by chance, people are related by chance... (112 mins.)
Director: Julio Medem
 
2.
Those Who Love Me Can Take the Train (1998)
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Friends of a recently deceased minor painter Jean-Baptiste take a train in Paris for Limoges, where he wished to be buried... (122 mins.)
 
3.
The Celebration (1998)
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At Helge's 60th birthday party, some unpleasant family truths are revealed. (105 mins.)
 
4.
The Thin Red Line (1998)
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Terrence Malick's adaptation of James Jones' autobiographical 1962 novel, focusing on the conflict at Guadalcanal during the second World War. (170 mins.)
Director: Terrence Malick
 
5.
Dark City (1998)
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A man struggles with memories of his past, including a wife he cannot remember, in a nightmarish world with no sun. (100 mins.)
Director: Alex Proyas
 
6.
The Big Lebowski (1998)
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"The Dude" Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it. (117 mins.)
Director: Joel Coen
 
7.
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)
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An oddball journalist and his psychopathic lawyer travel to Las Vegas for a series of psychedelic escapades. (118 mins.)
Director: Terry Gilliam
 
8.
Bulworth (1998)
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A suicidally disillusioned liberal politician puts a contract out on himself and takes the opportunity to be bluntly honest with his voters by affecting the rhythms and speech of hip-hop music and culture. (108 mins.)
Director: Warren Beatty
 
9.
The Truman Show (1998)
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An insurance salesman/adjuster discovers his entire life is actually a television show. (103 mins.)
Director: Peter Weir
 
10.
American History X (1998)
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A former neo-nazi skinhead tries to prevent his younger brother from going down the same wrong path that he did. (119 mins.)
Director: Tony Kaye
 
11.
Next Stop Wonderland (1998)
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An unlucky in love nurse finds her life taking a detour when her mother places a personals ad in the paper, while on the other side of Boston, a plumber is trying to change careers. (104 mins.)
Director: Brad Anderson
 
12.
High Art (1998)
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A young female intern at a small magazine company becomes involved with a drug-addicted lesbian photographer, both of whom seek to exploit each other for their respective careers, while slowly falling in love with each other. (101 mins.)
Director: Lisa Cholodenko
 
13.
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
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Following the Normandy Landings, a group of U.S. soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action. (169 mins.)
 
14.
Black Cat, White Cat (1998)
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Matko is a small time hustler, living by the river Danube with his 17 year old son Zare. After a failed... (127 mins.)
Director: Emir Kusturica
 
15.
Vampires (1998)
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A vengeful vampire slayer must retrieve an ancient Catholic relic that, should it be acquired by vampires, will allow them to endure sunlight. (108 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
 
16.
Velvet Goldmine (1998)
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In 1984, British journalist Arthur Stuart investigates the career of 1970s glam superstar Brian Slade, who was heavily influenced in his early years by hard-living and rebellious American singer Curt Wild. (124 mins.)
Director: Todd Haynes
 
17.
Besieged (1998)
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When an African dictator jails her husband, Shandurai goes into exile in Italy, studying medicine and keeping house for Mr... (93 mins.)
 
18.
Last Night (1998)
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A group of very different individuals with different ideas of how to face the end come together as the world is expected to end in six hours at the turn of the century. (95 mins.)
Director: Don McKellar
 
19.
Tango (1998)
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Mario Suarez is a forty-something tango artist, whose wife Laura has left him. He leaves his apartment and starts preparing a film about tango. (115 mins.)
Director: Carlos Saura
 
20.
Pi (1998)
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A paranoid mathematician searches for a key number that will unlock the universal patterns found in nature. (84 mins.)
 
21.
Celebrity (1998)
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The fortunes of a husband and wife differ drastically after they divorce. (113 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
 
22.
Run Lola Run (1998)
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After a botched money delivery, Lola has 20 minutes to come up with 100,000 Deutschmarks. (81 mins.)
Director: Tom Tykwer
 
23.
Kiss the Sky (1998)
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Two professionals, Jeff and Marty, take a business trip to the Philippines. Their deep dissatisfaction... (107 mins.)
Director: Roger Young
 
24.
After Life (1998)
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After death, people have just one week to choose only a memory to keep for eternity. (118 mins.)
 
25.
Shakespeare in Love (1998)
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A young Shakespeare, out of ideas and short of cash, meets his ideal woman and is inspired to write one of his most famous plays. (123 mins.)
Director: John Madden
 
26.
Eternity and a Day (1998)
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Famous writer Alexander is very ill and has little time left to live. He meets a little boy on the street, who is an illegal immigrant from Albania, and goes on a journey with him to take the boy home. (137 mins.)
 
27.
Elizabeth (1998)
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A film of the early years of the reign of Elizabeth I of England and her difficult task of learning what is necessary to be a monarch. (124 mins.)
Director: Shekhar Kapur
 
28.
The Negotiator (1998)
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In a desperate attempt to prove his innocence, a skilled police negotiator accused of corruption and murder takes hostages in a government office to gain the time he needs to find the truth. (140 mins.)
Director: F. Gary Gray
 
29.
Out of Sight (1998)
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A career bank robber breaks out of jail and shares a moment of mutual attraction with a U.S. marshal he has kidnapped. (123 mins.)
 
30.
The Siege (1998)
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The secret US abduction of a suspected terrorist leads to a wave of terrorist attacks in New York that lead to the declaration of martial law. (116 mins.)
Director: Edward Zwick
 
31.
The General (1998)
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The real-life story of Dublin folk hero and criminal Martin Cahill, who pulled off two daring robberies in Ireland with his team, but attracted unwanted attention from the police, the IRA, the UVF and members of his own team. (124 mins.)
Director: John Boorman
 
32.
Judas Kiss (1998)
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A woman and her lover, who has made a living by running sex scams at hotels, decide to enter the big... (98 mins.)
 
33.
La Cucaracha (1998)
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A desperate writer fights for survival when the Mexican mob involves him in murder. (95 mins.)
Director: Jack Perez
 
34.
Enemy of the State (1998)
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A lawyer becomes a target by a corrupt politician and his NSA goons when he accidentally receives key evidence to a serious politically motivated crime. (132 mins.)
Director: Tony Scott
 
35.
A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries (1998)
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This fictionalized story, based on the family life of writer James Jones, is an emotionless slice-of-life story... (127 mins.)
Director: James Ivory
 
36.
The Legend of 1900 (1998)
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A baby boy, discovered in 1900 on an ocean liner, grows into a musical prodigy, never setting foot on land. (165 mins.)
 
37.
For Sale (1998)
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A Private detective is hired to trace a woman who ran away and disappeared on her wedding day. The movie follows him and recounts the story of her life through her eyes and the eyes of those interviewed by the detective. (100 mins.)
Director: Laetitia Masson
 
38.
Dangerous Beauty (1998)
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A Venetian courtesan becomes a hero to her city, but later becomes the target of an inquisition by the Church for witchcraft. (111 mins.)
 
39.
Hasards ou coïncidences (1998)
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Once a successful dancer, Miriam has abandoned her career to bring up her son, Serge, after her boyfriend walked out of her. (120 mins.)
Director: Claude Lelouch
 
40.
I Want You (1998)
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A young boy and his sister are drawn into one man's obsessive pursuit of his former lover. (87 mins.)
 
41.
Merlin (1998 Mini-Series)
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The legendary wizard tells his story of his war against Queen Mab of the Sidhe and his creation of Camelot. (182 mins.)
 
42.
The Wedding Singer (1998)
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Robbie, a singer, and Julia, a waitress, are both engaged, but to the wrong people. Fortune intervenes to help them discover each other. (95 mins.)
Director: Frank Coraci