1998: Best female performances

The top actresses of 1998
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1.
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
“ The veteran Fernanda Montenegro is magnificent as a rude woman that tries to help a child to find his father ” - cafg-0
 
2.
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
“ Cate Blanchett as the English queen who faces political crisis during her first years. ” - cafg-0
 
3.
The Dreamlife of Angels (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
In Lille, two penniless young women with few prospects become friends. Isa moves in with Marie, who's... (113 mins.)
Director: Erick Zonca
“ Elodie Bouchez as a lively but conflictive girl ” - cafg-0
 
4.
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
“ Penélope Cruz as a Spanish actress trying to make a film in nazi Germany ” - cafg-0
 
5.
Pleasantville (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
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
“ Joan Allen as a perfect mother from a sitcom that discovers sex and freedom ” - cafg-0
 
6.
Beloved (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Based on the book by Toni Morrison, in which a slave is visited by the spirit of her deceased daughter. (172 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Demme
“ Thandie Newton as a strange young woman who troubles the life of a former slave ” - cafg-0
 
7.
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
“ Judi Dench in a brief but great role as the Old Queen Elizabeth ” - cafg-0
 
8.
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
“ Meryl Streep as a middle aged woman that faces cancer along with her family ” - cafg-0
 
9.
Hilary and Jackie (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
The tragic story of world renowned classic cellist Jacqueline du Pré, as told from the point of view of her sister, flautist Hilary du Pré-Finzi. (121 mins.)
Director: Anand Tucker
“ Emily Watson as a talented classical muscian with a degenerative illness ” - cafg-0
 
10.
Primary Colors (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A man joins the political campaign of a smooth-operator candidate for president of the USA. (143 mins.)
Director: Mike Nichols
“ Kathy Bates as a bipolar political assitant trying to help a charismatic candidate ” - cafg-0
 
11.
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
“ Brenda Blethyn as a dominant and vulgar mother ” - cafg-0
 
12.
The Dreamlife of Angels (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
In Lille, two penniless young women with few prospects become friends. Isa moves in with Marie, who's... (113 mins.)
Director: Erick Zonca
“ Natasha Reigner as a sensitive young woman that tries to die ” - cafg-0
 
13.
Hilary and Jackie (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
The tragic story of world renowned classic cellist Jacqueline du Pré, as told from the point of view of her sister, flautist Hilary du Pré-Finzi. (121 mins.)
Director: Anand Tucker
“ Rachel Griffiths as a timid muscian that finds herself overshadowed by her more talented sister ” - cafg-0
 
14.
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
“ Jane Horrocks as a very talented singer that discovers life and betrayal ” - cafg-0
 
15.
The Opposite of Sex (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A 16-year-old girl visits her gay half-brother and ends up seducing his boyfriend, thus wreaking havoc on all of their lives. (105 mins.)
Director: Don Roos
“ Christina Ricci as an irresponsible girl that creates trouble everywhere she goes ” - cafg-0
 
16.
The Horse Whisperer (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 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
“ Krisitn Scott-Thomas as a mother trying to help her young daughter after an accident that left her invalid ” - cafg-0
 
17.
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
“ Rosa María Sardá as a troubled member of a gang of Spabish filmakers in Germany during world war II ” - cafg-0
 
18.
Gods and Monsters (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The last days of Frankenstein director James Whale are explored. (105 mins.)
Director: Bill Condon
“ Lynn Redgrave as the faithful housekeeper of James Whale. ” - cafg-0
 
19.
Place Vendôme (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Realising a dishonest deal has been found out a diamond merchant commits suicide, leaving the gems in question for his wife... (117 mins.)
Director: Nicole Garcia
“ Catherine Denueve as a widow who discovers a dangerous mystery ” - cafg-0
 
20.
Beloved (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Based on the book by Toni Morrison, in which a slave is visited by the spirit of her deceased daughter. (172 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Demme
“ Kimberly Elise as a the younger daughter of an ex-slave woman ” - cafg-0