1998

Ranking the films of 1998
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1.
Rushmore (1998)
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The extracurricular king of Rushmore preparatory school is put on academic probation. (93 mins.)
Director: Wes Anderson
 
2.
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.)
 
3.
The Thin Red Line (1998)
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Adaptation of James Jones' autobiographical 1962 novel, focusing on the conflict at Guadalcanal during the second World War. (170 mins.)
Director: Terrence Malick
 
4.
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.)
 
5.
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
 
6.
A Simple Plan (1998)
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When three blue collar acquaintances come across millions of dollars in lost cash they make a plan to keep their find from the authorities but find complications and mistrust weaving its way into their plan. (121 mins.)
Director: Sam Raimi
 
7.
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
 
8.
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
 
9.
Buffalo '66 (1998)
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After being released from prison, Billy is set to visit his parents with his wife, whom he does not actually have. This provokes Billy to act out, as he kidnaps a girl and forces her to act as his wife for the visit. (110 mins.)
Director: Vincent Gallo
 
10.
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
 
11.
Pleasantville (1998)
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Two 1990s teenage siblings find themselves in a 1950s sitcom where their influence begins to profoundly change that complacent world. (124 mins.)
Director: Gary Ross
 
12.
Happiness (1998)
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The lives of several individuals intertwine as they go about their lives in their own unique ways, engaging in acts society as a whole might find disturbing in a desperate search for human connection. (134 mins.)
Director: Todd Solondz
 
13.
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
 
14.
There's Something About Mary (1998)
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A man gets a chance to meet up with his dream girl from high school, even though his date with her back then was a complete disaster. (119 mins.)
 
15.
Armageddon (1998)
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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
 
16.
Blade (1998)
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A half-vampire, half-mortal man becomes a protector of the mortal race, while slaying evil vampires. (120 mins.)
 
17.
Rounders (1998)
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A young man is a reformed gambler who must return to playing big stakes poker to help a friend pay off loan sharks, while balancing his relationship with his girlfriend and his commitments to law school. (121 mins.)
Director: John Dahl
 
18.
A Bug's Life (1998)
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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.)
 
19.
Antz (1998)
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A rather neurotic ant tries to break from his totalitarian society while trying to win the affection of the princess he loves. (83 mins.)
 
20.
Mulan (1998)
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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.)
 
21.
The Celebration (1998)
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At Helge's 60th birthday party, some unpleasant family truths are revealed. (105 mins.)
 
22.
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
 
23.
BASEketball (1998)
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Two childhood friends are pro athletes of a national sport called BASEketball, a hybrid of baseball and basketball, and must deal with a greedy businessman scheming against their team. (103 mins.)
Director: David Zucker
 
24.
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
 
25.
He Got Game (1998)
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A basketball player's father must try to convince him to go to a college so he can get a shorter sentence. (136 mins.)
Director: Spike Lee
 
26.
Bride of Chucky (1998)
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Chucky, the doll possessed by a serial killer, discovers the perfect mate to kill and revive into the body of another doll. (89 mins.)
Director: Ronny Yu
 
27.
The Mask of Zorro (1998)
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A young thief, seeking revenge for the death of his brother, is trained by the once great, but aged Zorro, who also pursues vengeance of his own. (136 mins.)
Director: Martin Campbell
 
28.
Belly (1998)
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A pair of violent Men have spiritual awakenings. (96 mins.)
Director: Hype Williams
 
29.
Dirty Work (1998)
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A loser finds success in the revenge-for-hire business. (82 mins.)
Director: Bob Saget
 
30.
Disturbing Behavior (1998)
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The new kid in town stumbles across something sinister about the town's method of transforming its unruly teens into upstanding citizens. (84 mins.)
Director: David Nutter
 
31.
The Faculty (1998)
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Students suspect that their teachers are aliens after bizarre occurrences. (104 mins.)
 
32.
Fallen (1998)
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Homicide detective John Hobbes witnesses the execution of serial killer Edgar Reese. Soon after the execution the killings start again, and they are very similar to Reese's style. (124 mins.)
Director: Gregory Hoblit
 
33.
Doctor Dolittle (1998)
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A doctor discovers that he can communicate with animals. (85 mins.)
Director: Betty Thomas
 
34.
Apt Pupil (1998)
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A boy blackmails his neighbor after suspecting him to be a Nazi war criminal. (111 mins.)
Director: Bryan Singer
 
35.
Dead Man on Campus (1998)
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Two college roommates go out and party, resulting in bad grades. They learn of the clause that says, "If your roommate dies, you get an A," and decide to find someone who is on the verge, so to speak, to move in with them. (96 mins.)
Director: Alan Cohn
 
36.
Babe: Pig in the City (1998)
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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
 
37.
The Big Hit (1998)
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Socially anxious hitman Melvin Smiley, an expert in his lucrative field, goes on a job and falls in love with his kidnapping victim, turning his world upside down. (91 mins.)
Director: Che-Kirk Wong
 
38.
Firestorm (1998)
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Firefighter Jesse Graves has to save ornithologist Jennifer and other people caught in a forest fire... (89 mins.)
Director: Dean Semler
 
39.
Godzilla (1998)
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A giant, reptilian monster surfaces, leaving destruction in its wake. To stop the monster (and its babies), an earthworm scientist, his reporter ex-girlfriend, and other unlikely heroes team up to save their city. (139 mins.)
Director: Roland Emmerich
 
40.
Half Baked (1998)
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The story of three not so bright men who come up with a series of crazy schemes to get a friend out of jail. (82 mins.)
Director: Tamra Davis
 
41.
Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998)
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Laurie Strode, now the dean of a Northern California private school with an assumed name, must battle the Shape one last time and now the life of her own son hangs in the balance. (86 mins.)
Director: Steve Miner
 
42.
Hard Rain (1998)
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A armored-truck driver and his nephew try to prevent three million dollars from being taken by a local rival gang during a catastrophic flooding caused by a severe storm. (97 mins.)
Director: Mikael Salomon
 
43.
Blues Brothers 2000 (1998)
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Elwood must reunite the old band, with a few new members, and go on another "Mission from God." (123 mins.)
Director: John Landis
 
44.
Hush (1998)
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Helen is the young girlfriend of good-looking Jackson Baring. When Helen gets pregnant and marries Jackson... (96 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Darby
 
45.
I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (1998)
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The murderous fisherman with a hook is back to once again stalk the two surviving teens, Julie and Ray, who left him for dead, as well as cause even more murder and mayhem, this time at a posh island resort. (100 mins.)
Director: Danny Cannon
 
46.
Jack Frost (1998)
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A father, who can't keep his promises, dies in a car accident. One year later, he returns as a snowman, who has the final chance to put things right with his son before he is gone forever. (101 mins.)
Director: Troy Miller
 
47.
Mafia! (1998)
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Takeoff on the Godfather with the son of a mafia king taking over for his dying father (87 mins.)
Director: Jim Abrahams
 
48.
Knock Off (1998)
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Action star Jean Claude Van Damme plays a fashion designer who must join forces with a C.I.A. agent to combat terrorism. (91 mins.)
Director: Hark Tsui
 
49.
Les Misérables (1998)
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Jean Valjean, a Frenchman imprisoned for stealing bread, must flee a police officer named Javert. The pursuit consumes both men's lives... (134 mins.)
Director: Bille August
 
50.
Lethal Weapon 4 (1998)
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With personal crises and age weighing in on them, LAPD officers Riggs and Murtaugh must contend with deadly Chinese triads that are trying to free their former leaders out of prison and onto American soil. (127 mins.)
Director: Richard Donner
 
51.
Lost in Space (1998)
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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
 
52.
The Man in the Iron Mask (1998)
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The cruel King Louis XIV of France has a secret twin brother who he keeps imprisoned. Can the twin be substituted for the real king? (132 mins.)
Director: Randall Wallace
 
53.
Deep Impact (1998)
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Unless a comet can be destroyed before colliding with Earth, only those allowed into shelters will survive. Which people will survive? (120 mins.)
Director: Mimi Leder
 
54.
Meet the Deedles (1998)
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Two surfers end up as Yellowstone park rangers and have to stop a former ranger who is out for revenge. (93 mins.)
Director: Steve Boyum
 
55.
Mighty Joe Young (1998)
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A legendary fifteen-foot tall mountain gorilla named Joe is taken to an animal sanctuary in California by a zoologist and a young woman whom he grew up with. A poacher from the past returns to seek vengeance on him. (114 mins.)
Director: Ron Underwood
 
56.
My Giant (1998)
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Billy Crystal plays a Hollywood agent who stumbles upon Max, a giant living in Romania, and tries to get him into the movies. (103 mins.)
Director: Michael Lehmann
 
57.
Deep Rising (1998)
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A group of heavily armed hijackers board a luxury ocean liner in the South Pacific Ocean to loot it, only to do battle with a series of large-sized, tentacled, man-eating sea creatures who have taken over the ship first. (106 mins.)
Director: Stephen Sommers
 
58.
The Odd Couple II (1998)
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Oscar and Felix take a road trip to their son and daughter's wedding. (97 mins.)
Director: Howard Deutch
 
59.
Orgazmo (1997)
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Naive young Mormon Joe Young is recruited to act in porn movies. (94 mins.)
Director: Trey Parker
 
60.
Palmetto (1998)
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A recently released ex-con gets involved in a fake kidnapping scheme that turns very real. (114 mins.)
 
61.
A Perfect Murder (1998)
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A remake of the Alfred Hitchcock classic Dial M for Murder. (107 mins.)
Director: Andrew Davis
 
62.
Phantoms (1998)
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One hundred fifty dead, and three hundred fifty missing in the tiny mountain town of Snowfield, Colorado, and that's only the beginning. (96 mins.)
Director: Joe Chappelle
 
63.
Almost Heroes (1998)
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A road comedy about 2 guys whose mission is to beat Lewis and Clark. (90 mins.)
 
64.
Psycho (1998)
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A young female embezzler arrives at the Bates Motel, which has terrible secrets of its own. (105 mins.)
Director: Gus Van Sant
 
65.
Rush Hour (1998)
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A loyal and dedicated Hong Kong inspector teams up with a reckless and loudmouthed LAPD detective to rescue the Chinese Consul's kidnapped daughter, while trying to arrest a dangerous crime lord along the way. (98 mins.)
Director: Brett Ratner
 
66.
Desperate Measures (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
San Francisco police officer Frank Connor is in a frantic search for a compatible bone marrow donor for his gravely ill son... (100 mins.)
 
67.
The Siege (1998)
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The secret U.S. abduction of a suspected terrorist, leads to a wave of terrorist attacks in New York City, that lead to the declaration of martial-law. (116 mins.)
Director: Edward Zwick
 
68.
Simon Birch (1998)
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A young boy with stunted growth is convinced that God has a great purpose for him. (114 mins.)
 
69.
Six Days Seven Nights (1998)
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Robin Monroe, a New York magazine editor, and the gruff pilot Quinn Harris must put aside their mutual dislike if they are to survive after crash landing on a deserted South Seas island. (98 mins.)
Director: Ivan Reitman
 
70.
Small Soldiers (1998)
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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
 
71.
Sphere (1998)
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A spaceship is discovered under three hundred years' worth of coral growth at the bottom of the ocean. (134 mins.)
Director: Barry Levinson
 
72.
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
 
73.
Twilight (1998)
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A retired detective accepts a simple task, unaware that it will tear open old, forgotten, but deadly wounds. (94 mins.)
Director: Robert Benton
 
74.
U.S. Marshals (1998)
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U.S. Marshal Samuel Gerard (Jones) and his team of Marshals are assigned to track down Sheridan (Snipes), who has been accused of a double-murder. (131 mins.)
Director: Stuart Baird
 
75.
Urban Legend (1998)
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A college student suspects a series of bizarre deaths are connected to certain urban legends. (99 mins.)
Director: Jamie Blanks
 
76.
Zero Effect (1998)
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The world's greatest detective Daryl Zero aided by his associate Steve Arlo investigates a complex and mysterious case of blackmail and missing keys for shady tycoon Gregory Stark who is less than forthcoming about what is really happening! (116 mins.)
Director: Jake Kasdan
 
77.
Vampires (1998)
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Recovering from an ambush that killed his entire team, a vengeful vampire slayer must retrieve an ancient Catholic relic that, should it be acquired by vampires, will allow them to walk in sunlight. (108 mins.)
Director: John Carpenter
 
78.
Very Bad Things (1998)
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A prostitute is killed during a bachelor party and the attendees turn on each other as the wedding approaches. (100 mins.)
Director: Peter Berg
 
79.
The Waterboy (1998)
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A waterboy for a college football team discovers he has a unique tackling ability and becomes a member of the team. (90 mins.)
Director: Frank Coraci
 
80.
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
 
81.
Wild Things (1998)
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A police detective uncovers a conspiracy behind a case involving a high-school guidance counselor when accusations of rape are made against him by two female students. (108 mins.)
Director: John McNaughton
 
82.
Primary Colors (1998)
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A man joins the political campaign of a smooth-operator candidate for president of the USA. (143 mins.)
Director: Mike Nichols
 
83.
Ronin (1998)
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A freelancing former U.S. intelligence agent tries to track down a mysterious package that is wanted by both the Irish and the Russians. (122 mins.)
 
84.
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.)
 
85.
Snake Eyes (1998)
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A shady police detective finds himself in the middle of a murder conspiracy at an important boxing match in an Atlantic City casino. (98 mins.)
Director: Brian De Palma