Most Popular Feature Films Released 1998-01-01 to 1998-12-31
1. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
R | 169 min | Drama, War
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.
Votes: 921,766 | Gross: $216.12M
3. The Big Lebowski (1998)
R | 117 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery
"The Dude" Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it.
Votes: 560,753 | Gross: $17.44M
4. Armageddon (1998)
PG-13 | 151 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
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.
Votes: 331,287 | Gross: $201.57M
5. The Parent Trap (1998)
PG | 128 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
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.
Votes: 90,878 | Gross: $66.30M
7. The Wedding Singer (1998)
PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Music, Romance
Robbie, a singer, and Julia, a waitress, are both engaged, but to the wrong people. Fortune intervenes to help them discover each other.
Votes: 112,753 | Gross: $80.22M
8. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
R | 107 min | Comedy, Crime
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.
Votes: 429,938 | Gross: $3.65M
9. Mulan (1998)
G | 88 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
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.
Votes: 180,108 | Gross: $120.62M
11. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)
R | 118 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
An oddball journalist and his psychopathic lawyer travel to Las Vegas for a series of psychedelic escapades.
Votes: 218,757 | Gross: $10.56M
12. There's Something About Mary (1998)
R | 119 min | Comedy, Romance
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.
Votes: 252,562 | Gross: $176.48M
13. Meet Joe Black (1998)
PG-13 | 178 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Death, who takes the form of a young man, asks a media mogul to act as a guide to teach him about life on Earth and in the process he falls in love with his guide's daughter.
Votes: 173,823 | Gross: $44.61M
14. Practical Magic (1998)
PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
The wry, comic romantic tale follows the Owens sisters, Sally and Gillian, as they struggle to use their hereditary gift for practical magic to overcome the obstacles in discovering true love.
Votes: 57,626 | Gross: $46.61M
15. The Thin Red Line (1998)
R | 170 min | Drama, War
Votes: 142,582 | Gross: $36.39M
16. Dark City (1998)
R | 100 min | Action, Drama, Mystery
A man struggles with memories of his past, including a wife he cannot remember, in a nightmarish world with no sun.
Votes: 160,805 | Gross: $14.34M
17. Six Days Seven Nights (1998)
PG-13 | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
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.
Votes: 62,217 | Gross: $74.33M
18. Rush Hour (1998)
PG-13 | 98 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
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.
Votes: 193,362 | Gross: $141.15M
19. The Man in the Iron Mask (I) (1998)
PG-13 | 132 min | Action, Adventure
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?
Votes: 129,342 | Gross: $56.88M
20. Wild Things (1998)
R | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
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.
Votes: 92,518 | Gross: $29.75M
21. Deep Impact (1998)
PG-13 | 120 min | Action, Drama, Romance
Unless a comet can be destroyed before colliding with Earth, only those allowed into shelters will survive. Which people will survive?
Votes: 138,256 | Gross: $140.46M
22. Shakespeare in Love (1998)
R | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, History
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.
Votes: 180,230 | Gross: $100.24M
23. Fallen (1998)
R | 124 min | Action, Crime, Drama
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.
Votes: 60,379 | Gross: $25.19M
25. A Bug's Life (1998)
G | 95 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
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.
Votes: 217,702 | Gross: $162.79M
26. The Mask of Zorro (1998)
PG-13 | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
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.
Votes: 139,365 | Gross: $93.77M
28. Elizabeth (1998)
R | 124 min | Biography, Drama, History
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.
Votes: 77,782 | Gross: $30.01M
29. The Prince of Egypt (1998)
PG | 99 min | Animation, Adventure, Biography
An Egyptian prince learns of his identity as a Hebrew, and later, his destiny to become the chosen deliverer of his people.
Votes: 93,959 | Gross: $101.22M
30. Enemy of the State (1998)
R | 132 min | Action, Crime, Drama
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.
Votes: 193,205 | Gross: $111.54M
33. Small Soldiers (1998)
PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
When missile technology is used to enhance toy action figures, the toys soon begin to take their battle programming too seriously.
Votes: 79,081 | Gross: $53.96M
36. Lost in Space (1998)
PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Family
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.
Votes: 59,471 | Gross: $69.10M
38. Pleasantville (1998)
PG-13 | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Two 1990s teenage siblings find themselves in a 1950s sitcom where their influence begins to profoundly change that complacent world.
Votes: 105,666 | Gross: $40.57M
39. Godzilla (I) (1998)
PG-13 | 139 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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.
Votes: 155,273 | Gross: $136.02M
40. Ronin (1998)
R | 122 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
A freelancing former U.S. intelligence agent tries to track down a mysterious package that is wanted by both the Irish and the Russians.
Votes: 148,456 | Gross: $41.61M
41. The X Files (1998)
PG-13 | 121 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Mulder and Scully must fight the government in a conspiracy and find the truth about an alien colonization of Earth.
Votes: 87,859 | Gross: $83.89M
42. Can't Hardly Wait (1998)
PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Romance
Multicharacter teenage comedy about high school graduates with different agenda of life on graduation night.
Votes: 38,594 | Gross: $25.34M
46. Lethal Weapon 4 (1998)
R | 127 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
With personal crises and age weighing in on them, LAPD officers Riggs and Murtaugh must contend with a deadly Chinese crimelord trying to get his brother out of prison.
Votes: 130,697 | Gross: $129.73M
47. Hope Floats (1998)
PG-13 | 114 min | Drama, Romance
Birdee Calvert must choose between her morals and her heart after her husband divorces her and a charming young man, who her daughter disapproves of, comes back into her life.
Votes: 19,708 | Gross: $60.03M
49. Patch Adams (1998)
PG-13 | 115 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
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.
Votes: 83,136 | Gross: $135.01M
50. Ringu (1998)
Unrated | 96 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Ruthlessly murdered by her father, the ghost of a seer's daughter kills all those seven days after they watch the strange contents of a mysterious video tape, unless the viewer finds the escape clause.