1998 - Top of the Pops

All movies from 1998 I have seen. The Top of the Pops Rules for the Ranking: my personal rating + the imdb rating x votes.
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1.
American History X (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 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
“ 6761 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
2.
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.)
“ 6003 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
3.
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
“ 4149 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
4.
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
“ 4052 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
5.
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
“ 2830 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
6.
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
“ 2388 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
7.
Enemy of the State (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
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
“ 2321 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
8.
Rounders (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
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
“ 1817 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
9.
Shakespeare in Love (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
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
“ 1716 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
10.
Run Lola Run (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
After a botched money delivery, Lola has 20 minutes to come up with 100,000 Deutschmarks. (81 mins.)
Director: Tom Tykwer
“ 1568 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
11.
The Thin Red Line (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Adaptation of James Jones' autobiographical 1962 novel, focusing on the conflict at Guadalcanal during the second World War. (170 mins.)
Director: Terrence Malick
“ 1527 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
12.
Ronin (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A freelancing former U.S. Intelligence Agent tries to track down a mysterious package that is wanted by the Irish and the Russians. (122 mins.)
“ 1513 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
13.
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.)
“ 1229 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
14.
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
An oddball journalist and his psychopathic lawyer travel to Las Vegas for a series of psychedelic escapades. (118 mins.)
Director: Terry Gilliam
“ 1201 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
15.
You've Got Mail (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Two business rivals who despise each other in real life unwittingly fall in love over the Internet. (119 mins.)
Director: Nora Ephron
“ 1082 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
16.
Following (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A young writer who follows strangers for material meets a thief who takes him under his wing. (69 mins.)
“ 939 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
17.
City of Angels (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Inspired by the modern classic, Wings of Desire, City involves an angel (Cage) who is spotted by a doctor in an operating room. Franz plays Cage's buddy who somehow knows a lot about angels. (114 mins.)
Director: Brad Silberling
“ 842 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
18.
The Celebration (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
At Helge's 60th birthday party, some unpleasant family truths are revealed. (105 mins.)
“ 685 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
19.
Out of Sight (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
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.)
“ 638 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
20.
Great Expectations (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Modernization of Charles Dickens classic story finds the hapless Finn as a painter in New York City pursuing his unrequited and haughty childhood love. (111 mins.)
Director: Alfonso Cuarón
“ 631 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
21.
What Dreams May Come (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
After he dies in a car crash, a man searches heaven and hell for his beloved wife. (113 mins.)
Director: Vincent Ward
“ 586 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
22.
Show Me Love (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Two teenage girls in small-town Sweden. Elin is beautiful, popular, and bored with life. Agnes is friendless, sad, and secretly in love with Elin. (89 mins.)
Director: Lukas Moodysson
“ 519 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
23.
Wild Things (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
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
“ 485 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
24.
A Perfect Murder (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A remake of the Alfred Hitchcock classic Dial M for Murder. (107 mins.)
Director: Andrew Davis
“ 475 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
25.
Buffalo '66 (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
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
“ 386 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
26.
The Legend of 1900 (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A baby boy, discovered in 1900 on an ocean liner, grows into a musical prodigy, never setting foot on land. (165 mins.)
“ 384 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
27.
The Siege (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
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
“ 361 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
28.
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
“ 344 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
29.
Black Cat, White Cat (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
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
“ 324 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
30.
Apt Pupil (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A boy blackmails his neighbor after suspecting him to be a Nazi war criminal. (111 mins.)
Director: Bryan Singer
“ 322 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
31.
The Parent Trap (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Identical twins Annie and Hallie, separated at birth and each raised by one of their biological parents, later discover each other for the first time at summer camp and make a plan to bring their wayward parents back together. (128 mins.)
Director: Nancy Meyers
“ 322 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
32.
Central Station (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
An emotive journey of a former school teacher, who writes letters for illiterate people, and a young boy, whose mother has just died, as they search for the father he never knew. (113 mins.)
Director: Walter Salles
“ 286 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
33.
The Horse Whisperer (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
The mother of a severely traumatized daughter enlists the aid of a unique horse trainer to help the girl's equally injured horse. (170 mins.)
Director: Robert Redford
“ 274 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
34.
Waking Ned Devine (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
When a lottery winner dies of shock, his fellow townsfolk attempt to claim the money. (91 mins.)
Director: Kirk Jones
“ 216 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
35.
Gia (1998 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
The story of the life of Gia Carangi, a top fashion model from the late 1970s, from her meteoric rise to the forefront of the modeling industry, to her untimely death. (120 mins.)
“ 216 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
36.
The Idiots (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
The group of people gather at the house in Copenhagen suburb to break all the limitations and to bring out the "inner idiot" in themselves. (117 mins.)
“ 209 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
37.
Lovers of the Arctic Circle (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
In Lapland Finland, under the eternal midnight sun, two ardent lovers will reunite once again after a long period apart, governed by a powerful and eloquent circular motif that is woven by destiny, faith and love. (112 mins.)
Director: Julio Medem
“ 194 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
38.
Celebrity (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
The fortunes of a husband and wife differ drastically after they divorce. (113 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
“ 190 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
39.
Mighty Joe Young (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
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
“ 178 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
40.
Simon Birch (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A young boy with stunted growth is convinced that God has a great purpose for him. (114 mins.)
“ 171 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
41.
Little Voice (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A shy reclusive lady is convinced by an invisible entity to sing. Subsequently, she finds herself noticed by a sleazy talent agent and her talent being showcased on-stage. She also meets a kind but nervous man who becomes her best friend. (97 mins.)
Director: Mark Herman
“ 138 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
42.
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
“ 128 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
43.
Earth (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
It's 1947 and the borderlines between India and Pakistan are being drawn. A young girl bears witnesses to tragedy as her ayah is caught between the love of two men and the rising tide of political and religious violence. (110 mins.)
Director: Deepa Mehta
“ 103 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
44.
The Barber of Siberia (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Douglas is a foreign entrepreneur, who ventures to Russia in 1885 with dreams of selling a new, experimental... (180 mins.)
“ 103 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
45.
One True Thing (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A career woman reassesses her parents' lives after she is forced to care for her cancer-stricken mother. (127 mins.)
Director: Carl Franklin
“ 97,68 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
46.
23 (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The movie's plot is based on the true story of a group of young computer hackers from Hannover, Germany... (99 mins.)
“ 77,27 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
47.
Train of Life (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
In 1941, the inhabitants of a small Jewish village in Central Europe organize a fake deportation train so that they can escape the Nazis and flee to Palestine. (103 mins.)
Director: Radu Mihaileanu
“ 76,86 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
48.
The Emperor and the Assassin (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
In pre-unified China, the King of Qin sends his concubine to a rival kingdom to produce an assassin for a political plot, but as the king's cruelty mounts she finds her loyalty faltering. (162 mins.)
Director: Kaige Chen
“ 59,31 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
49.
Eternity and a Day (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
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.)
“ 58,54 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
50.
The Bird People in China (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A salaryman and yakuza are each sent by their bosses to a remote Chinese village but discover more then they expected. (118 mins.)
Director: Takashi Miike
“ 49,05 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
51.
Hideous Kinky (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Hideous Kinky is the story of two sisters (seven and five years old) traveling with their hippie mother from London to Morocco... (98 mins.)
“ 48,02 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
52.
Short Sharp Shock (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Three friends get caught in a life of major crime. (100 mins.)
Director: Fatih Akin
“ 39,35 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
53.
The Rat Pack (1998 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
The public and private lives of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr. and Peter Lawford. (120 mins.)
Director: Rob Cohen
“ 26,40 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
54.
The Temptations (1998 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
Biography of the singers who formed the hit Motown musical act, The Temptations. (175 mins.)
Director: Allan Arkush
“ 25,73 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
55.
The Girl of Your Dreams (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A company of Spanish movie makers leaves Franco's Spain and moves to Hitler's Germany to make a film in co-production. Soon some problems start to arise... (121 mins.)
Director: Fernando Trueba
“ 25,27 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
56.
The Hi-Lo Country (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Two cowboys have their friendship tested when they fall for the same girl. (114 mins.)
Director: Stephen Frears
“ 25,16 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
57.
Besieged (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
When an African dictator jails her husband, Shandurai goes into exile in Italy, studying medicine and keeping house for Mr... (93 mins.)
“ 24,90 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
58.
Alice and Martin (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
At the age of 20, Martin leaves his home town and comes to Paris, where he fortunately becomes a model by chance... (124 mins.)
“ 18,25 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
59.
Twice Upon a Yesterday (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A shambling, out-of-work actor, desperate to win back the affections of his ex-girlfriend, unexpectedly stumbles upon a way to turn back the clock. (91 mins.)
Director: Maria Ripoll
“ 15,80 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
60.
Late August, Early September (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A story about the transition from late youth to early maturity, the film follows several friends and... (112 mins.)
Director: Olivier Assayas
“ 15,11 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
61.
Love Is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Biography of British painter Francis Bacon focuses on his relationship with his lover, George Dyer, a former small time crook. (87 mins.)
Director: John Maybury
“ 13,73 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
62.
The Silence (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Everyday, 10-year old Khorsid takes the bus to his work at an instrument maker's shop and everyday something unexpected happens. (76 mins.)
“ 10,05 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
63.
Train Birds (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Hannes is a beer-truck driver in Dortmund. His biggest dream is to win the first prize at the International Time-Table Contest in Inari (Finland)... (87 mins.)
“ 8,13 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
64.
Sekal Has to Die (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Baran, a protestant blacksmith arrives in the little village of Lakotice to kill Sekal, a cruel Nazi collaborator. (109 mins.)
“ 6,55 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
65.
“ 4,88 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
66.
After the End of the World (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
This is a funny and woeful story, resembling an old Jewish anecdote, aiming to wrap a comical framework around the dark side of life... (112 mins.)
Director: Ivan Nitchev
“ 1,97 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
67.
“ 1,61 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
68.
Der Laden (1998 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
(273 mins.)
Director: Jo Baier
“ 1,40 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
69.
Die Bubi Scholz Story (1998 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
(205 mins.)
“ 1,00 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
70.
Arizona (1998 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Arizona is a brand of cheap wine which happens to be the only escape and consolation for the unemployed and depraved former workers of PGR (State Farming Cooperative) that now stands in ruins. (46 mins.)
Director: Ewa Borzecka
“ 0,39 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
71.
Abgehauen (1998 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
The movie tells a true story in the life of well-known German actor Manfred Krug. Living in the German... (90 mins.)
Director: Frank Beyer
“ 0,37 points ” - dziwnytenswiat
 
72.
The Beginner (1998 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
(26 mins.)
Director: Markus Stein
“ 0 points ” - dziwnytenswiat