Top-US-Grossing Titles Released 1998-01-01 to 1998-12-31


1. Saving Private Ryan (1998)

R | 169 min | Drama, War

8.6
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90 Metascore

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.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Tom Sizemore, Edward Burns

Votes: 963,765 | Gross: $216.12M

2. Armageddon (1998)

PG-13 | 151 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.6
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42 Metascore

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.

Director: Michael Bay | Stars: Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton, Ben Affleck, Liv Tyler

Votes: 340,822 | Gross: $201.57M

3. There's Something About Mary (1998)

R | 119 min | Comedy, Romance

7.1
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69 Metascore

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.

Directors: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly | Stars: Ben Stiller, Cameron Diaz, Matt Dillon, Lee Evans

Votes: 257,842 | Gross: $176.48M

4. A Bug's Life (1998)

G | 95 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.2
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77 Metascore

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.

Directors: John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Dave Foley, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Hayden Panettiere

Votes: 224,353 | Gross: $162.79M

5. The Waterboy (1998)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Sport

6.1
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41 Metascore

A waterboy for a college football team discovers he has a unique tackling ability and becomes a member of the team.

Director: Frank Coraci | Stars: Adam Sandler, Kathy Bates, Henry Winkler, Fairuza Balk

Votes: 126,276 | Gross: $161.49M

6. Doctor Dolittle (1998)

PG-13 | 85 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

5.3
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46 Metascore

A doctor discovers that he can communicate with animals.

Director: Betty Thomas | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Peter Boyle, Ossie Davis, Oliver Platt

Votes: 79,084 | Gross: $144.16M

7. Rush Hour (1998)

PG-13 | 98 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.9
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60 Metascore

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.

Director: Brett Ratner | Stars: Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker, Ken Leung, Tom Wilkinson

Votes: 199,648 | Gross: $141.15M

8. Deep Impact (1998)

PG-13 | 120 min | Action, Drama, Romance

6.1
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40 Metascore

Unless a comet can be destroyed before colliding with Earth, only those allowed into shelters will survive. Which people will survive?

Director: Mimi Leder | Stars: Robert Duvall, Téa Leoni, Elijah Wood, Morgan Freeman

Votes: 141,017 | Gross: $140.46M

9. Godzilla (I) (1998)

PG-13 | 139 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

5.3
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32 Metascore

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.

Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Jean Reno, Maria Pitillo, Hank Azaria

Votes: 158,721 | Gross: $136.02M

10. Patch Adams (1998)

PG-13 | 115 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.7
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25 Metascore

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.

Director: Tom Shadyac | Stars: Robin Williams, Daniel London, Monica Potter, Philip Seymour Hoffman

Votes: 85,788 | Gross: $135.01M

11. Lethal Weapon 4 (1998)

R | 127 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.6
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37 Metascore

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.

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci, Rene Russo

Votes: 133,924 | Gross: $129.73M

12. The Truman Show (1998)

PG | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

8.1
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90 Metascore

An insurance salesman/adjuster discovers his entire life is actually a television show.

Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Jim Carrey, Ed Harris, Laura Linney, Noah Emmerich

Votes: 729,348 | Gross: $125.60M

13. Mulan (1998)

G | 88 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

7.6
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71 Metascore

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.

Directors: Tony Bancroft, Barry Cook | Stars: Ming-Na Wen, Eddie Murphy, BD Wong, Miguel Ferrer

Votes: 189,687 | Gross: $120.62M

14. You've Got Mail (1998)

PG | 119 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
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57 Metascore

Two business rivals who despise each other in real life unwittingly fall in love over the Internet.

Director: Nora Ephron | Stars: Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Greg Kinnear, Parker Posey

Votes: 161,679 | Gross: $115.73M

15. Enemy of the State (1998)

R | 132 min | Action, Crime, Mystery

7.3
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67 Metascore

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.

Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Will Smith, Gene Hackman, Jon Voight, Lisa Bonet

Votes: 198,143 | Gross: $111.54M

16. The Prince of Egypt (1998)

PG | 99 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

7.0
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64 Metascore

An Egyptian prince learns of his identity as a Hebrew and his destiny to become the chosen deliverer of his people.

Directors: Brenda Chapman, Steve Hickner, Simon Wells | Stars: Val Kilmer, Ralph Fiennes, Michelle Pfeiffer, Sandra Bullock

Votes: 97,231 | Gross: $101.22M

17. The Rugrats Movie (1998)

G | 79 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

5.9
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Tommy, Chuckie, Phil, Lil and newborn baby Dil get lost in the forest.

Directors: Igor Kovalyov, Norton Virgien | Stars: Elizabeth Daily, Christine Cavanaugh, Kath Soucie, Melanie Chartoff

Votes: 14,921 | Gross: $100.49M

18. Shakespeare in Love (1998)

R | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, History

7.2
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87 Metascore

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.

Director: John Madden | Stars: Gwyneth Paltrow, Joseph Fiennes, Geoffrey Rush, Tom Wilkinson

Votes: 185,290 | Gross: $100.24M

19. The Mask of Zorro (1998)

PG-13 | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.7
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63 Metascore

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.

Director: Martin Campbell | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Anthony Hopkins, Catherine Zeta-Jones, José María de Tavira

Votes: 143,463 | Gross: $93.77M

20. Stepmom (1998)

PG-13 | 124 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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58 Metascore

A terminally ill woman has to settle on her former husband's new lover, who will be their children's stepmother.

Director: Chris Columbus | Stars: Julia Roberts, Susan Sarandon, Ed Harris, Jena Malone

Votes: 49,753 | Gross: $91.03M

21. Antz (1998)

PG | 83 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.6
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72 Metascore

A rather neurotic ant tries to break from his totalitarian society while trying to win the affection of the princess he loves.

Directors: Eric Darnell, Tim Johnson | Stars: Woody Allen, Sharon Stone, Gene Hackman, Sylvester Stallone

Votes: 130,404 | Gross: $90.65M

22. Pokémon: The First Movie - Mewtwo Strikes Back (1998)

G | 96 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.0
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35 Metascore

Scientists genetically create a new Pokémon, Mewtwo, but the results are horrific and disastrous.

Directors: Kunihiko Yuyama, Michael Haigney | Stars: Veronica Taylor, Rachael Lillis, Eric Stuart, Jay Goede

Votes: 31,727 | Gross: $85.74M

23. The X Files (1998)

PG-13 | 121 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.0
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60 Metascore

Mulder and Scully must fight the government in a conspiracy and find the truth about an alien colonization of Earth.

Director: Rob Bowman | Stars: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, John Neville, William B. Davis

Votes: 89,866 | Gross: $83.89M

24. The Wedding Singer (1998)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

6.8
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59 Metascore

Robbie, a singer, and Julia, a waitress, are both engaged, but to the wrong people. Fortune intervenes to help them discover each other.

Director: Frank Coraci | Stars: Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Christine Taylor, Allen Covert

Votes: 115,582 | Gross: $80.22M

25. City of Angels (1998)

PG-13 | 114 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

6.7
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54 Metascore

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.

Director: Brad Silberling | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Meg Ryan, Andre Braugher, Dennis Franz

Votes: 99,122 | Gross: $78.75M

26. Everest (1998)

Unrated | 44 min | Documentary, Short

7.1
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An international team of climbers ascends Mt. Everest in the spring of 1996. The film depicts their lengthy preparations for the climb, their trek to the summit, and their successful return... See full summary »

Directors: David Breashears, Stephen Judson, Greg MacGillivray | Stars: Liam Neeson, Lhakpa Dorji, Dorje Sherpa, Ed Viesturs

Votes: 2,897 | Gross: $76.45M

27. The Horse Whisperer (1998)

PG-13 | 170 min | Drama, Romance, Western

6.6
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65 Metascore

The mother of a severely traumatized daughter enlists the aid of a unique horse trainer to help the girl's equally injured horse.

Director: Robert Redford | Stars: Robert Redford, Kristin Scott Thomas, Sam Neill, Dianne Wiest

Votes: 33,936 | Gross: $75.37M

28. Six Days Seven Nights (1998)

PG-13 | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.8
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51 Metascore

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.

Director: Ivan Reitman | Stars: Harrison Ford, Anne Heche, David Schwimmer, Jacqueline Obradors

Votes: 63,584 | Gross: $74.33M

29. Star Trek: Insurrection (1998)

PG | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.4
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64 Metascore

When the crew of the Enterprise learn of a Federation conspiracy against the inhabitants of a unique planet, Captain Picard begins an open rebellion.

Director: Jonathan Frakes | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, LeVar Burton

Votes: 59,708 | Gross: $70.12M

30. Blade (1998)

R | 120 min | Action, Horror

7.1
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45 Metascore

A half-vampire, half-mortal man becomes a protector of the mortal race, while slaying evil vampires.

Director: Stephen Norrington | Stars: Wesley Snipes, Stephen Dorff, Kris Kristofferson, N'Bushe Wright

Votes: 204,317 | Gross: $70.00M

31. Lost in Space (1998)

PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Family

5.1
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42 Metascore

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.

Director: Stephen Hopkins | Stars: Gary Oldman, William Hurt, Matt LeBlanc, Mimi Rogers

Votes: 60,912 | Gross: $69.10M

32. A Perfect Murder (1998)

R | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.5
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50 Metascore

A remake of the Alfred Hitchcock classic Dial M for Murder (1954).

Director: Andrew Davis | Stars: Michael Douglas, Gwyneth Paltrow, Viggo Mortensen, David Suchet

Votes: 67,569 | Gross: $67.63M

33. The Parent Trap (1998)

PG | 128 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.4
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64 Metascore

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.

Director: Nancy Meyers | Stars: Lindsay Lohan, Dennis Quaid, Natasha Richardson, Elaine Hendrix

Votes: 95,023 | Gross: $66.30M

34. Ever After: A Cinderella Story (1998)

PG-13 | 121 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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66 Metascore

The "real" story of Cinderella. A refreshing new take on the classic fairy tale.

Director: Andy Tennant | Stars: Drew Barrymore, Anjelica Huston, Dougray Scott, Patrick Godfrey

Votes: 60,582 | Gross: $65.70M

35. Hope Floats (1998)

PG-13 | 114 min | Drama, Romance

5.9
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42 Metascore

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.

Director: Forest Whitaker | Stars: Sandra Bullock, Harry Connick Jr., Gena Rowlands, Mae Whitman

Votes: 20,416 | Gross: $60.03M

36. U.S. Marshals (1998)

PG-13 | 131 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.5
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47 Metascore

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.

Director: Stuart Baird | Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Wesley Snipes, Robert Downey Jr., Joe Pantoliano

Votes: 81,831 | Gross: $57.82M

37. The Man in the Iron Mask (I) (1998)

PG-13 | 132 min | Action, Adventure

6.5
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48 Metascore

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?

Director: Randall Wallace | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jeremy Irons, John Malkovich, Gérard Depardieu

Votes: 133,349 | Gross: $56.88M

38. A Civil Action (1998)

PG-13 | 115 min | Drama

6.5
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68 Metascore

The families of children who died sue two companies for dumping toxic waste: a tort so expensive to prove, the case could bankrupt their lawyers.

Director: Steven Zaillian | Stars: John Travolta, Robert Duvall, Kathleen Quinlan, Tony Shalhoub

Votes: 24,211 | Gross: $56.70M

39. Snake Eyes (1998)

R | 98 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

5.9
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52 Metascore

A shady police detective finds himself in the middle of a murder conspiracy at an important boxing match in an Atlantic City casino.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Gary Sinise, John Heard, Carla Gugino

Votes: 66,805 | Gross: $55.59M

40. What Dreams May Come (1998)

PG-13 | 113 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

7.0
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44 Metascore

After he dies in a car crash, a man searches heaven and hell for his beloved wife.

Director: Vincent Ward | Stars: Robin Williams, Cuba Gooding Jr., Annabella Sciorra, Max von Sydow

Votes: 87,895 | Gross: $55.35M

41. Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (1998)

R | 86 min | Horror, Thriller

5.7
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52 Metascore

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.

Director: Steve Miner | Stars: Jamie Lee Curtis, Josh Hartnett, Adam Arkin, Michelle Williams

Votes: 51,865 | Gross: $55.00M

42. Small Soldiers (1998)

PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.1
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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.

Director: Joe Dante | Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Gregory Smith, David Cross, Jay Mohr

Votes: 80,612 | Gross: $53.96M

43. T-Rex: Back to the Cretaceous (1998)

45 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

4.7
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A youth who finds a dinosaur egg accidentally breaks it. Soon after, she begins to have surreal visions of dinosaurs, including the Tyrannosaurus Rex.

Director: Brett Leonard | Stars: Peter Horton, Liz Stauber, Kari Coleman, Charlene Sashuk

Votes: 652 | Gross: $53.35M

44. Mighty Joe Young (1998)

PG | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Family

5.6
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51 Metascore

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.

Director: Ron Underwood | Stars: Bill Paxton, Charlize Theron, Rade Serbedzija, Peter Firth

Votes: 24,170 | Gross: $50.63M

45. Practical Magic (1998)

PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.2
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46 Metascore

Two witch sisters, raised by their eccentric aunts in a small town, face closed-minded prejudice and a curse which threatens to prevent them ever finding lasting love.

Director: Griffin Dunne | Stars: Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman, Stockard Channing, Dianne Wiest

Votes: 59,376 | Gross: $46.61M

46. Meet Joe Black (1998)

PG-13 | 178 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

7.1
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43 Metascore

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.

Director: Martin Brest | Stars: Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, Claire Forlani, Jake Weber

Votes: 178,766 | Gross: $44.61M

47. The Negotiator (1998)

R | 140 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.3
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62 Metascore

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.

Director: F. Gary Gray | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Kevin Spacey, David Morse, Ron Rifkin

Votes: 112,742 | Gross: $44.48M

48. Ronin (1998)

R | 122 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.3
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67 Metascore

A freelancing former U.S. intelligence agent tries to track down a mysterious package that is wanted by both the Irish and the Russians.

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Robert De Niro, Jean Reno, Natascha McElhone, Stellan Skarsgård

Votes: 151,596 | Gross: $41.61M

49. The Siege (1998)

R | 116 min | Action, Thriller

6.3
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53 Metascore

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.

Director: Edward Zwick | Stars: Denzel Washington, Bruce Willis, Annette Bening, Tony Shalhoub

Votes: 60,568 | Gross: $40.93M

50. Mysteries of Egypt (1998)

38 min | Documentary, Drama, Family

6.5
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53 Metascore

Egypt is and ever was a place of mystery. Many rumors spread around the great Pyramids of Gizeh (the only one of the seven wonders of the world left), their age ranges - in different ... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Neibaur | Stars: Omar Sharif, Kate Maberly, Timothy Davies, Julian Curry

Votes: 434 | Gross: $40.59M