Best in Film - 1998

Best Picture Nominees:
* = winner
1. Saving Private Ryan - 9/10
2. The Thin Red Line - 9/10
3. Life is Beautiful - 8/10
4. Elizabeth - 7/10
5. Shakespeare in Love* - 6/10
Total Films Seen: 5/5
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1.
A Night at the Roxbury (1998)
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Two dim-witted brothers dream of owning their own dance club or at least getting into the coolest and most exclusive club in town, The Roxbury. (82 mins.)
“ 10/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
2.
The Truman Show (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
An insurance salesman/adjuster discovers his entire life is actually a television show. (103 mins.)
Director: Peter Weir
“ 10/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
3.
A Bug's Life (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A misfit ant, looking for "warriors" to save his colony from greedy grasshoppers, recruits a group of bugs that turn out to be an inept circus troupe. (95 mins.)
“ 9/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
4.
Armageddon (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
After discovering that an asteroid the size of Texas is going to impact Earth in less than a month, N.A.S.A. recruits a misfit team of deep core drillers to save the planet. (151 mins.)
Director: Michael Bay
“ 9/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
5.
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
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.)
“ 9/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
6.
American History X (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
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
“ 9/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
7.
The Thin Red Line (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
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
“ 9/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
8.
Lost in Space (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
The Robinson family was going into space to fight for a chance for humanity. Now they are fighting to live long enough to find a way home. (130 mins.)
Director: Stephen Hopkins
“ 9/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
9.
The Dinner Game (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
To amuse themselves at a weekly dinner, a few well-heeled folk each bring a dimwit along who is to talk about his pastime... (80 mins.)
Director: Francis Veber
“ 9/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
10.
Following (1998)
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A young writer who follows strangers for material meets a thief who takes him under his wing. (69 mins.)
“ 9/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
11.
Life Is Beautiful (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
When an open-minded Jewish librarian and his son become victims of the Holocaust, he uses a perfect mixture of will, humor and imagination to protect his son from the dangers around their camp. (116 mins.)
Director: Roberto Benigni
“ 8/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
12.
Babe: Pig in the City (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Babe, fresh from his victory in the sheepherding contest, returns to Farmer Hoggett's farm, but after Farmer Hoggett is injured and unable to work, Babe has to go to the big city to save the farm. (97 mins.)
Director: George Miller
“ 8/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
13.
Patch Adams (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
The true story of a heroic man, Hunter Patch Adams, determined to become a medical doctor because he enjoys helping people. He ventured where no doctor had ventured before, using humour and pathos. (115 mins.)
Director: Tom Shadyac
“ 8/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
14.
Small Soldiers (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
When missile technology is used to enhance toy action figures, the toys soon begin to take their battle programming too seriously. (108 mins.)
Director: Joe Dante
“ 8/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
15.
Mulan (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
To save her father from death in the army, a young maiden secretly goes in his place and becomes one of China's greatest heroines in the process. (88 mins.)
“ 8/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
16.
The Big Lebowski (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
"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
“ 8/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
17.
The Wedding Singer (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
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
“ 8/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
18.
Blade (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A half-vampire, half-mortal man becomes a protector of the mortal race, while slaying evil vampires. (120 mins.)
“ 8/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
19.
The Odd Couple II (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Oscar and Felix take a road trip to their son and daughter's wedding. (97 mins.)
Director: Howard Deutch
“ 8/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
20.
Rush Hour (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Two cops team up to get back a kidnapped daughter. (98 mins.)
Director: Brett Ratner
“ 7/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
21.
Pi (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A paranoid mathematician searches for a key number that will unlock the universal patterns found in nature. (84 mins.)
“ 7/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
22.
Elizabeth (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
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
“ 7/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
23.
Stepmom (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A terminally ill woman has to settle on her former husband's new lover, who will be their children's stepmother. (124 mins.)
Director: Chris Columbus
“ 7/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
24.
The Prince of Egypt (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
An Egyptian prince learns of his identity as a Hebrew, and later, his destiny to become the chosen deliverer of his people. (99 mins.)
“ 7/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
25.
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
A botched card game in London triggers four friends, thugs, weed-growers, hard gangsters, loan sharks and debt collectors to collide with each other in a series of unexpected events, all for the sake of weed, cash and two antique shotguns. (107 mins.)
Director: Guy Ritchie
“ 7/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford