40 Favorite Films of 1998by Blue_Leaf | created - 01 Aug 2014 | updated - 6 months ago | Public
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2. All the Little Animals (1998)
R | 112 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Bobby Platt (Christian Bale) is a mentally slow young man who escapes an abusive, hateful stepfather who has killed his pets one by one. To save himself, Bobby runs away and meets a strange... See full summary »
Votes: 2,511 | Gross: $0.03M
3. Autumn Tale (1998)
PG | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A widow's best friend tries to find her a new husband, but the ad posted in the newspaper attracts more than one possibility.
Votes: 3,816 | Gross: $2.08M
4. Babe: Pig in the City (1998)
PG | 97 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
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.
Votes: 29,374 | Gross: $18.32M
5. The Big Lebowski (1998)
R | 117 min | Comedy, Crime
Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire of the same name, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it.
Votes: 661,243 | Gross: $17.50M
6. Black Cat, White Cat (1998)
R | 127 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance
Matko is a small time hustler, living by the river Danube with his 17 year old son Zare. After a failed business deal he owes money to the much more successful gangster Dadan. Dadan has a ... See full summary »
Votes: 46,971 | Gross: $0.35M
7. Buffalo '66 (1998)
R | 110 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
After being released from prison, Billy is set to visit his parents with his wife, whom he does not actually have. This provokes Billy to act out, as he kidnaps a girl and forces her to act as his wife for the visit.
Votes: 42,766 | Gross: $2.38M
9. Central Station (1998)
R | 113 min | Drama
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.
Votes: 32,431 | Gross: $5.60M
10. Clay Pigeons (1998)
R | 104 min | Comedy, Crime
After hearing that his wife sleeps with Clay, Earl kills himself, making it look like Clay shot him. She doesn't like it when Clay sees another woman instead. Bodies start piling up.
Votes: 10,122 | Gross: $1.79M
11. Dark City (1998)
R | 100 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A man struggles with memories of his past, which includes a wife he cannot remember, and a nightmarish world without a sun.
Votes: 177,086 | Gross: $14.38M
12. The Dreamlife of Angels (1998)
R | 113 min | Drama
In Lille, two penniless young women with few prospects become friends. Isa moves in with Marie, who's flat-sitting for a mother and child in hospital in comas following a car crash. Isa is ... See full summary »
Votes: 7,002 | Gross: $1.73M
13. Elizabeth (1998)
R | 124 min | Biography, Drama, History
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: 85,650 | Gross: $30.08M
14. Eternity and a Day (1998)
Unrated | 137 min | Drama
Famous writer Alexander is very ill and has little time left to live. He meets a little boy on the street, who is an illegal immigrant from Albania, and goes on a journey with him to take the boy home.
Votes: 8,653 | Gross: $0.11M
16. Gia (1998 TV Movie)
R | 120 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
The story of the life of Gia Carangi, a top fashion model from the late 1970s, from her meteoric rise to the forefront of the modeling industry, to her untimely death.
18. Happiness (1998)
Unrated | 134 min | Comedy, Drama
The lives of several individuals intertwine as they go about their lives in their own unique ways, engaging in acts society as a whole might find disturbing in a desperate search for human connection.
Votes: 62,485 | Gross: $2.81M
19. High Art (1998)
R | 101 min | Drama, Romance
A young female intern at a small magazine company becomes involved with a drug-addicted lesbian photographer, both of whom seek to exploit each other for their respective careers, while slowly falling in love with each other.
Votes: 9,317 | Gross: $1.93M
20. Hilary and Jackie (1998)
R | 121 min | Biography, Drama, Music
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.
Votes: 9,279 | Gross: $4.87M
21. The Last Days of Disco (1998)
R | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
Story of two female Manhattan book editors fresh out of college, both finding love and themselves while frequenting the local disco.
Votes: 11,310 | Gross: $2.99M
22. Last Night (I) (1998)
R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A group of very different individuals with different ideas of how to face the end come together as the world is expected to end in six hours at the turn of the century.
23. Little Voice (1998)
R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
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.
Votes: 15,100 | Gross: $4.60M
24. Lovers of the Arctic Circle (1998)
R | 112 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
In Lapland Finland, under the eternal midnight sun, two ardent lovers will reunite once again after a long period apart, governed by a powerful and eloquent circular motif that is woven by destiny, faith and love.
Votes: 17,053 | Gross: $0.50M
25. My Name Is Joe (1998)
R | 105 min | Drama, Romance
Two thirtysomethings, unemployed former alcoholic Joe and community health worker Sarah, start a romantic relationship in the one of the toughest Glasgow neighbourhoods.
Votes: 7,015 | Gross: $0.35M
27. 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 U.S. Marshal he has kidnapped.
Votes: 79,689 | Gross: $37.56M
28. Pi (1998)
R | 84 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
A paranoid mathematician searches for a key number that will unlock the universal patterns found in nature.
Votes: 160,354 | Gross: $3.22M
29. 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: 114,381 | Gross: $40.57M
31. Rounders (1998)
R | 121 min | Crime, Drama
A young, reformed gambler must return to playing big stakes poker to help a friend pay off loan sharks, while balancing his relationship with his girlfriend and his commitments to law school.
Votes: 134,168 | Gross: $22.91M
34. 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: 1,105,306 | Gross: $216.54M
36. Show Me Love (1998)
Not Rated | 89 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Two teenage girls in small-town Sweden. Elin is beautiful, popular, and bored with life. Agnes is friendless, sad, and secretly in love with Elin.
Votes: 47,164 | Gross: $0.17M
37. A Simple Plan (1998)
R | 121 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
When three blue collar acquaintances come across millions of dollars in lost cash they make a plan to keep their find from the authorities but find complications and mistrust weaving its way into their plan.
Votes: 58,118 | Gross: $16.31M
38. Slums of Beverly Hills (1998)
R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama
In 1976, a lower-middle-class teenager struggles to cope living with her neurotic family of nomads on the outskirts of Beverly Hills.
Votes: 11,078 | Gross: $5.48M
39. Smoke Signals (1998)
PG-13 | 89 min | Comedy, Drama
Young Indian man Thomas is a nerd in his reservation, wearing oversize glasses and telling everyone stories no-one wants to hear. His parents died in a fire in 1976, and Thomas was saved by... See full summary »
Votes: 9,090 | Gross: $6.72M
40. A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries (1998)
R | 127 min | Drama
This fictionalized story, based on the family life of writer James Jones, is an emotionless slice-of-life story. Jones here is portrayed as Bill Willis, a former war hero and now successful... See full summary »
Votes: 2,187 | Gross: $1.76M
42. The Truman Show (1998)
PG | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
An insurance salesman discovers his whole life is actually a reality TV show.
Votes: 835,782 | Gross: $125.62M
44. The Wedding Singer (1998)
PG-13 | 100 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: 124,722 | Gross: $80.25M