Most Voted Titles Released 1998-01-01 to 1998-12-31
1. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
R | 169 min | Action, 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: 877,296 | Gross: $216.12M
2. American History X (1998)
R | 119 min | Crime, Drama
A former neo-nazi skinhead tries to prevent his younger brother from going down the same wrong path that he did.
Votes: 779,545 | Gross: $6.71M
4. The Big Lebowski (1998)
R | 117 min | Comedy, Crime
"The Dude" Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it.
Votes: 535,106 | Gross: $17.44M
5. 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: 413,480 | Gross: $3.65M
6. 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: 321,414 | Gross: $201.57M
7. 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: 246,812 | Gross: $176.48M
8. 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: 212,633 | Gross: $10.56M
9. 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: 210,490 | Gross: $162.79M
10. Blade (1998)
R | 120 min | Action, Horror
A half-vampire, half-mortal man becomes a protector of the mortal race, while slaying evil vampires.
Votes: 190,747 | Gross: $70.00M
11. 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: 187,471 | Gross: $111.54M
13. Shakespeare in Love (1998)
R | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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: 175,156 | Gross: $100.24M
14. 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.
Writers: Robert D. San Souci, Rita Hsiao, Chris Sanders, Philip LaZebnik, Raymond Singer, Eugenia Bostwick-Singer, Dean DeBlois, John Sanford, Chris Williams, Tim Hodge, Julius Aguimatang, Burny Mattinson, Lorna Cook, Barry Johnson, Thom Enriquez, Ed Gombert, Joe Grant, Floyd Norman, Linda Woolverton, Jodi Ann Johnson, Alan Ormsby, David Reynolds, Don Dougherty, Jorgen Klubien, Denis Rich, Joe Ekers, Theodore Newton, Larry Scholl, Daan Jippes, Frank Nissen, Jeff Snow | Directors: Tony Bancroft, Barry Cook | Stars: Ming-Na Wen, Eddie Murphy, BD Wong, Lea Salonga
Votes: 170,891 | Gross: $120.62M
15. 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.
Writers: Ron Osborn, Jeff Reno, Kevin Wade, Bo Goldman, Alberto Casella, Walter Ferris, Maxwell Anderson, Gladys Lehman | Director: Martin Brest | Stars: Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, Claire Forlani, Jake Weber
Votes: 168,616 | Gross: $44.61M
17. Dark City (1998)
R | 100 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy
A man struggles with memories of his past, including a wife he cannot remember, in a nightmarish world with no sun.
Votes: 156,497 | Gross: $14.34M
18. You've Got Mail (1998)
PG | 119 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Two business rivals who hate each other in the office fall in love over the Internet.
Votes: 151,307 | Gross: $115.73M
19. Godzilla (I) (1998)
PG-13 | 139 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A giant, reptilian monster has surfaces, leaving destruction in its wake. To stop this monster (and its babies), an earthworm scientist, his reporter ex-girlfriend, and other unlikely heroes team up to save their city.
Votes: 151,275 | Gross: $136.02M
20. 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: 145,151 | Gross: $41.61M
21. Pi (1998)
R | 84 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A paranoid mathematician searches for a key number that will unlock the universal patterns found in nature.
Votes: 142,292 | Gross: $3.22M
22. The Thin Red Line (1998)
R | 170 min | Drama, War
Votes: 138,602 | Gross: $36.39M
23. Deep Impact (1998)
PG-13 | 120 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Unless a comet can be destroyed before colliding with Earth, only those allowed into shelters will survive. Which people will survive?
Votes: 135,332 | Gross: $140.46M
24. The Mask of Zorro (1998)
PG-13 | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
A young thief, seeking revenge over the death of his brother, is trained by the once great, but aged Zorro, who is also seeking a vengeance of his own.
Votes: 135,018 | Gross: $93.77M
26. 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: 127,172 | Gross: $129.73M
27. 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: 124,899 | Gross: $56.88M
28. Antz (1998)
PG | 83 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
A rather neurotic ant tries to break from his totalitarian society while trying to win the affection of the princess he loves.
Votes: 124,388 | Gross: $90.65M
29. Rounders (1998)
R | 121 min | Crime, Drama
A young man is a reformed gambler who must return to playing big stakes poker to help a friend pay off loan sharks.
Votes: 121,380 | Gross: $22.91M
30. The Waterboy (1998)
PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Sport
A waterboy for a college football team discovers he has a unique tackling ability and becomes a member of the team.
Votes: 119,045 | Gross: $161.49M
31. That '70s Show (1998–2006)
TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy
A comedy revolving around a group of teenage friends, their mishaps, and their coming of age, set in 1970s Wisconsin.
32. 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: 109,396 | Gross: $80.22M
33. The Negotiator (1998)
R | 140 min | Action, Crime, Drama
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.
Votes: 106,938 | Gross: $44.48M
34. Pleasantville (1998)
PG-13 | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Two 1990s teenagers find themselves in a 1950s sitcom where their influence begins to profoundly change that complacent world.
Votes: 103,328 | Gross: $40.57M
35. City of Angels (1998)
PG-13 | 114 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance
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.
Votes: 94,199 | Gross: $78.75M
36. The Faculty (1998)
R | 104 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Students suspect that their teachers are aliens after bizarre occurrences.
Votes: 91,837 | Gross: $40.06M
37. 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: 90,803 | Gross: $101.22M
38. 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: 90,491 | Gross: $29.75M
39. The Parent Trap (1998)
PG | 128 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Identical twins, separated at birth and each raised by one of their biological parents, discover each other for the first time at summer camp and make a plan to bring their wayward parents back together.
Votes: 86,484 | Gross: $66.30M
40. 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: 85,494 | Gross: $83.89M
41. What Dreams May Come (1998)
PG-13 | 113 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance
After he dies in a car crash, a man searches heaven and hell for his beloved wife.
Votes: 83,352 | Gross: $55.35M
42. Sphere (1998)
PG-13 | 134 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
A spaceship is discovered under three hundred years' worth of coral growth at the bottom of the ocean.
Votes: 81,383 | Gross: $36.98M
43. 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: 80,323 | Gross: $135.01M
44. Sex and the City (1998–2004)
TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Romance
Four female New Yorkers gossip about their sex-lives (or lack thereof) and find new ways to deal with being a woman in the 90s.
45. U.S. Marshals (1998)
PG-13 | 131 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
US Marshal Samuel Gerard (Jones) and his team of Marshals are assigned to track down Sheridan (Snipes), who has been accused of a double-murder.
Votes: 77,588 | Gross: $57.82M
46. 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: 77,251 | Gross: $53.96M
47. 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: 75,818 | Gross: $30.01M
48. Doctor Dolittle (1998)
PG-13 | 85 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
A Doctor finds out that he can understand what animals are saying. And the animals find out that he understands.
Votes: 74,088 | Gross: $144.16M
49. Out of Sight (1998)
R | 123 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
A career bank robber breaks out of jail and shares a moment of mutual attraction with a US Marshall he has kidnapped.
Votes: 71,575 | Gross: $37.34M