Top Family Movies of 1998

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1. Goosebumps (1995–1998)
Episode: Chillogy: Part 1: Squeal of Fortune (1998)

Not Rated | 22 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Jessica, a teenage girl obsessed with money but greedy when it comes to sharing it, is swept away into a surreal small town environment and learns the hard way that being greedy gets you nothing but trouble.

Director: William Fruet | Stars: Daniel Kash, Caterina Scorsone, Gil Filar, Maggie Huculak

Votes: 148


2. Goosebumps (1995–1998)
Episode: Chillogy: Part 2 - Strike Three... You're Doomed (1998)

Not Rated | 22 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Matthew, who loves baseball but isn't very good at it, has the chance to play for his life in a surreal version of the game.

Director: William Fruet | Stars: Daniel Kash, Neil Denis, Caterina Scorsone, Gil Filar

Votes: 135

3. Goosebumps (1995–1998)
Episode: Chillogy: Part 3: Escape from Karlsville (1998)

Not Rated | 22 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

A boy's friends try to save him from being turned into a plastic doll by a sadistic and stuck-up man.

Director: William Fruet | Stars: Daniel Kash, Neil Denis, Caterina Scorsone, Maggie Huculak

Votes: 134

4. The Secret of NIMH 2: Timmy to the Rescue (1998 Video)

G | 66 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Timothy Brisby, now Timmy, leaves his family to train with the rats of NIMH in Thorn Valley. He meets Jenny, a mouse about the same age as he, who reveals her family are part of "The Lost ... See full summary »

Director: Dick Sebast | Stars: Darleen Carr, Jamie Cronin, Dom DeLuise, Andrew Ducote

Votes: 1,474


5. The Land Before Time VI: The Secret of Saurus Rock (1998 Video)

G | 77 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

Grandpa tells Littlefoot about their mythical hero called the Lone Dinosaur. Sarah gets two little lively cousins to take care of. Later, the kids accidentally chip the lucky Saurus Rock, and need to fix it before the bad luck hits.

Director: Charles Grosvenor | Stars: Thomas Dekker, Kenneth Mars, Anndi McAfee, Aria Noelle Curzon

Votes: 2,714


6. A Bug's Life (1998)

G | 95 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

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: 234,749 | Gross: $162.80M


7. Halloweentown (1998 TV Movie)

TV-G | 84 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

After learning she is a witch, a girl helps save a town full of other supernatural creatures.

Director: Duwayne Dunham | Stars: Debbie Reynolds, Kimberly J. Brown, Judith Hoag, Joey Zimmerman

Votes: 9,370


8. The Parent Trap (1998)

PG | 128 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

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: 100,540 | Gross: $66.31M


9. Mighty Joe Young (1998)

PG | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Family

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: 24,971 | Gross: $50.63M


10. Mulan (1998)

G | 88 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

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: 203,950 | Gross: $120.62M


11. Great Performances (1971– )
Episode: Cats (1998)

120 min | Music

"Jellicle" cats join for a Jellicle ball where they rejoice with their leader, Old Deuteronomy. One cat will be chosen to go to the "Heavyside Layer" and be reborn. The cats introduce themselves.

Director: David Mallet | Stars: Elaine Paige, John Mills, Ken Page, Rosemarie Ford

Votes: 3,182


12. The Wonderful World of Disney (1995–2005)
Episode: Tourist Trap (1998)

89 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Family comedy about a man who decides to take his family on a trip his famous uncle took years ago.

Director: Richard Benjamin | Stars: Yvonne Campeau, Wally Dalton, Garry Davey, Stephen Dimopoulos

Votes: 286


13. Stardust (1998)

PG | Drama, Family, Sci-Fi

Charlie's dad invents a microchip that can be used for evil purposes, so Charlie finds the chip and implants it in a vacuum cleaner named Stardust.

Director: Charles F. Cirgenski | Stars: Amanda Donohoe, Giancarlo Esposito, Olek Krupa, Jared Robbins

Votes: 112


14. Buster & Chauncey's Silent Night (1998 Video)

G | 48 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Animated story about the creation of the song "Silent Night".

Director: Buzz Potamkin | Stars: Phil Hartman, Marie Osmond, Tom Arnold, Judith Blazer

Votes: 177


15. Babe: Pig in the City (1998)

G | 97 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

68 Metascore

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.

Director: George Miller | Stars: Magda Szubanski, Elizabeth Daily, Mickey Rooney, James Cromwell

Votes: 27,855 | Gross: $18.32M


16. You Lucky Dog (1998 TV Movie)

TV-G | 89 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Man leaves his fortune to his dog and its psychiatrist.

Director: Paul Schneider | Stars: Kirk Cameron, Chelsea Noble, John de Lancie, Christine Healy

Votes: 483


17. Brink! (1998 TV Movie)

TV-G | 99 min | Drama, Family, Sport

Andy "Brink" Brinker and his in-line skating crew--Peter, Jordy, and Gabriella--who call themselves "Soul-Skaters" (which means they skate for the fun of it, and not for the money), clash ... See full summary »

Director: Greg Beeman | Stars: Erik von Detten, Sam Horrigan, Christina Vidal, Robin Riker

Votes: 4,584


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

G | 96 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

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: 33,354 | Gross: $85.74M


19. The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride (1998 Video)

G | 81 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

Simba's daughter is the key to a resolution of a bitter feud between Simba's pride and the outcast pride led by the mate of Scar.

Directors: Darrell Rooney, Rob LaDuca | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Neve Campbell, Andy Dick, Robert Guillaume

Votes: 49,251


20. The Wonderful World of Disney (1995–2005)
Episode: Safety Patrol (1998)

96 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

All Scout Bozell wants is to be on his school's Safety Patrol. The only problem: his extraordinary and obliviously clumsy nature. When Scout transfers to a new school, his new friends warn ... See full summary »

Director: Savage Steve Holland | Stars: Bug Hall, Lainie Kazan, Curtis Armstrong, Stephanie Faracy

Votes: 546


21. The Wonderful World of Disney (1995–2005)
Episode: Principal Takes a Holiday (1998)

96 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A rowdy high school senior risks losing a $10,000 gift his parents promise him for graduation if he can complete the year without getting in trouble by getting caught by the principal in a ... See full summary »

Director: Robert King | Stars: Kevin Nealon, Zachery Ty Bryan, Jessica Steen, Rashaan Nall

Votes: 354