ALL FILMS IN OSCAR 1998 (RANKED)

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1.
Titanic (1997)
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A seventeen-year-old aristocrat falls in love with a kind, but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic. (194 mins.)
Director: James Cameron
“ 9/10 ” - dr-mutallimov
 
2.
L.A. Confidential (1997)
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As corruption grows in 1950s LA, three policemen - one strait-laced, one brutal, and one sleazy - investigate a series of murders with their own brand of justice. (138 mins.)
Director: Curtis Hanson
“ 9/10 ” - dr-mutallimov
 
3.
Good Will Hunting (1997)
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Will Hunting, a janitor at M.I.T., has a gift for mathematics, but needs help from a psychologist to find direction in his life. (126 mins.)
Director: Gus Van Sant
“ 9/10 ” - dr-mutallimov
 
4.
The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
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A research team is sent to the Jurassic Park Site B island to study the dinosaurs there while another team approaches with another agenda. (129 mins.)
“ 8/10 ” - dr-mutallimov
 
5.
Contact (1997)
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Dr. Ellie Arroway, after years of searching, finds conclusive radio proof of intelligent aliens, who send plans for a mysterious machine. (150 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
“ 7/10 ” - dr-mutallimov
 
6.
Men in Black (1997)
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A police officer joins a secret organization that polices and monitors extraterrestrial interactions on Earth. (98 mins.)
“ 7/10 ” - dr-mutallimov
 
7.
Face/Off (1997)
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In order to foil an extortion plot, an FBI agent undergoes a face-transplant surgery and assumes the identity and physical appearance of a ruthless terrorist, but the plan turns from bad to worse when the same criminal impersonates the cop. (138 mins.)
Director: John Woo
“ 7/10 ” - dr-mutallimov
 
8.
As Good as It Gets (1997)
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A single mother/waitress, a misanthropic author, and a gay artist form an unlikely friendship after the artist is assaulted in a robbery. (139 mins.)
Director: James L. Brooks
 
9.
The Full Monty (1997)
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Six unemployed steel workers form a male striptease act. The women cheer them on to go for "the full monty" - total nudity. (91 mins.)
Director: Peter Cattaneo
 
10.
The Apostle (1997)
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After his happy life spins out of control, a preacher from Texas changes his name, goes to Louisiana and starts preaching on the radio. (134 mins.)
Director: Robert Duvall
 
11.
Ulee's Gold (1997)
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A reclusive beekeeper slowly pulls his dysfunctional family back together, but not without having to fight his son's previous dastardly cohorts. (113 mins.)
Director: Victor Nunez
 
12.
Wag the Dog (1997)
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Shortly before an election, a spin-doctor and a Hollywood producer join efforts to fabricate a war in order to cover up a presidential sex scandal. (97 mins.)
Director: Barry Levinson
 
13.
The Wings of the Dove (1997)
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An impoverished woman who has been forced to choose between a privileged life with her wealthy aunt and her journalist lover, befriends an American heiress. When she discovers the heiress is attracted to her own lover and is dying, she sees a chance to have both the privileged life she cannot give up and the lover she cannot live without. (102 mins.)
Director: Iain Softley
 
14.
Afterglow (1997)
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A handyman with marital problems meets a housewife with the same. (119 mins.)
Director: Alan Rudolph
 
15.
Mrs Brown (1997)
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Queen Victoria is deeply depressed after the death of her husband, disappearing from public. Her servant Brown... (105 mins.)
Director: John Madden
 
16.
Jackie Brown (1997)
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A middle-aged woman finds herself in the middle of a huge conflict that will either make her a profit or cost her life. (154 mins.)
 
17.
Amistad (1997)
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About a 1839 mutiny aboard a slave ship that is traveling towards the northeastern coast of America. Much of the story involves a court-room drama about the free man who led the revolt. (155 mins.)
 
18.
Boogie Nights (1997)
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The story of a young man's adventures in the Californian pornography industry of the late 1970s and early 1980s. (155 mins.)
 
19.
In & Out (1997)
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A midwestern teacher questions his sexuality after a former student makes a comment about him at the Academy Awards. (90 mins.)
Director: Frank Oz
 
20.
The Sweet Hereafter (1997)
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A bus crash in a small town brings a lawyer to the town to defend the families, but he discovers that everything is not what it seems. (112 mins.)
Director: Atom Egoyan
 
21.
Deconstructing Harry (1997)
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Suffering from writer's block and eagerly awaiting his writing award, Harry Block remembers events from his past and scenes from his best-selling books as characters, real and fictional, come back to haunt him. (96 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
 
22.
Donnie Brasco (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
An FBI undercover agent infiltrates the mob and finds himself identifying more with the mafia life, at the expense of his regular one. (127 mins.)
Director: Mike Newell
 
23.
Kundun (1997)
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From childhood to adulthood, Tibet's fourteenth Dalai Lama deals with Chinese oppression and other problems. (134 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
 
24.
Gattaca (1997)
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A genetically inferior man assumes the identity of a superior one in order to pursue his lifelong dream of space travel. (106 mins.)
Director: Andrew Niccol
 
25.
Oscar and Lucinda (1997)
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In mid-1800s England, Oscar is a young Anglican priest, a misfit and an outcast, but with the soul of an angel... (132 mins.)
 
26.
Air Force One (1997)
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Hijackers seize the plane carrying the President of the United States and his family, but he - an ex-soldier - works from hiding to defeat them. (124 mins.)
 
27.
Con Air (1997)
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Newly paroled ex-con and former U.S. Ranger Cameron Poe finds himself trapped in a prisoner transport plane when the passengers seize control. (115 mins.)
Director: Simon West
 
28.
The Fifth Element (1997)
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In the colorful future, a cab driver unwittingly becomes the central figure in the search for a legendary cosmic weapon to keep Evil and Mr Zorg at bay. (126 mins.)
Director: Luc Besson
 
29.
Starship Troopers (1997)
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Humans in a fascistic, militaristic future do battle with giant alien bugs in a fight for survival. (129 mins.)
Director: Paul Verhoeven
 
30.
Hercules (1997)
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The son of the Greek Gods Zeus and Hera is stripped of his immortality as an infant and must become a true hero in order to reclaim it. (93 mins.)
 
31.
Anastasia (1997)
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The last surviving child of the Russian Royal Family joins two con men to reunite with her grandmother, the Dowager Empress, while the undead Rasputin seeks her death. (94 mins.)
 
32.
My Best Friend's Wedding (1997)
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When a woman's long-time friend reveals he's engaged, she realizes she loves him herself and sets out to get him, with only days before the wedding. (105 mins.)
Director: P.J. Hogan
 
33.
Character (1997)
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Jacob Katadreuffe lives mute with his mother, has no contact with his father who only works against him and wants to become a lawyer, at all costs. (122 mins.)
Director: Mike van Diem
 
34.
Beyond Silence (1996)
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Since the earliest days in her childhood Lara has had a difficult but important task. Both her parents... (109 mins.)
Director: Caroline Link
 
35.
Secrets of the Heart (1997)
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Javi and his friend Carlos snoop around an old house on the way home from school. According to his brother... (105 mins.)
 
36.
Four Days in September (1997)
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Fernando, a journalist, and his friend César join terrorist group MR8 in order to fight Brazilian dictatorial regime during the late sixties... (110 mins.)
Director: Bruno Barreto
 
37.
The Thief (1997)
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A woman meets a man who isn't the right man for her - but she hasn't realised it yet... (96 mins.)
Director: Pavel Chukhray
 
38.
Geri's Game (1997 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Geri sets up a chess game to play his greatest opponent - himself. (4 mins.)
Director: Jan Pinkava
 
39.
Famous Fred (1996 Short Film)
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Two children learn their recently deceased cat, was actually a famous rock star in the cat world. (30 mins.)
Director: Joanna Quinn
 
40.
The Old Lady and the Pigeons (1997 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
While American popcorn-eating tourists wobble around Paris and pigeons are too fat to fly, a starving French gendarme is desperate for food... (25 mins.)
Director: Sylvain Chomet
 
41.
Mermaid (1997 Short Film)
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An elderly monk, while training the young novice who will succeed him, recalls the mysterious lost love of his past - just as his young successor appears to be encountering her himself. (10 mins.)
 
42.
Redux Riding Hood (1997 Short Film)
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Years after failing to catch Little Red Riding Hood, the obsessed Wolf tries again. (15 mins.)
Director: Steve Moore
 
43.
Visas and Virtue (1997 Short Film)
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Europe, 1940. For thousands of Jews, a Japanese diplomat and his wife defy Tokyo and the Nazis, and offer visas, for life. (26 mins.)
Director: Chris Tashima
 
44.
Dance Lexie Dance (1996 Short Film)
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Lexie is a single parent father of a young girl. One day, coming home from work, he is told by her that she wants to be am Irish River Dancer... (14 mins.)
Director: Tim Loane
 
45.
It's Good to Talk (1997 Short Film)
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Five people have trouble with telephones. (14 mins.)
Director: Roger Goldby
 
46.
Skal vi være kærester? (1997 Short Film)
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(11 mins.)
Director: Birger Larsen
 
47.
Wolfgang (1997 Short Film)
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A composer with a straining birth name is caught between his mother fixation and his need to father his own ambitions. (14 mins.)
 
48.
A Story of Healing (1997 Documentary)
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In January, 1997, a team of five nurses, four anesthesiologists, and three plastic surgeons arrive in... (28 mins.)
Director: Donna Dewey
 
49.
Alaska: Spirit of the Wild (1998 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A look at the Alaskan wilderness throughout the year, from the harsh winters to the rejuvenating spring... (41 mins.)
Director: George Casey
 
50.
Amazon (1997 Documentary)
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Both Indian shaman Julio Mamani and ethnobotanist Dr. Mark Plotkin seek medicinal plants in the basin of the Amazon River. (38 mins.)
Director: Kieth Merrill
 
51.
Family Video Diaries: Daughter of the Bride (1997 Documentary)
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(30 mins.)
Director: Terri Randall
 
52.
Still Kicking: The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies (1997 Documentary)
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(38 mins.)
Director: Mel Damski
 
53.
The Long Way Home (1997 Documentary)
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The story of the post World War II Jewish refugee situation from liberation to the establishment of the modern state of Israel. (120 mins.)
 
54.
Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life (1997 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Ayn Rand was born in 1905 in St. Petersberg, Russia. She escaped to America in 1926 amidst the rise of Soviet Communism... (145 mins.)
Director: Michael Paxton
 
55.
Colors Straight Up (1997 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The non-profit organization, Colors United, teaches drama to a group of inner city kids. The culmination of the theater education is a musical called _Watts Side Story_
Director: Michèle Ohayon
 
56.
4 Little Girls (1997 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A documentary of the notorious racial terrorist bombing of an African American church during the Civil Rights Movement. (102 mins.)
Director: Spike Lee
 
57.
Waco: The Rules of Engagement (1997 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
This controversial documentary about the stand-off between an unorthodox Christian group - the Branch Davidians... (136 mins.)
Director: William Gazecki