Feature Film, Released between 1998-01-01 and 1998-12-31, Rating Count at least 300, English (Sorted by IMDb Rating Descending)



1. Saving Private Ryan (1998)

R | 169 min | Drama, War

8.6
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91 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: 1,137,593 | Gross: $216.54M

2. American History X (1998)

R | 119 min | Drama

8.5
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62 Metascore

A former neo-nazi skinhead tries to prevent his younger brother from going down the same wrong path that he did.

Director: Tony Kaye | Stars: Edward Norton, Edward Furlong, Beverly D'Angelo, Jennifer Lien

Votes: 968,955 | Gross: $6.72M

3. Todd McFarlane's Spawn 2 (1998)

146 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.3
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Spawn - having become plagued by nightmares - discovers that his former Special Forces partner, Chapel, was the one who murdered him. Their paths inevitably cross when Chapel attempts to steal military weapons for Jason Wynn.

Stars: Keith David, Richard Dysart, Dominique Jennings, James Keane

Votes: 661

4. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Crime

8.2
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66 Metascore

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.

Director: Guy Ritchie | Stars: Jason Flemyng, Dexter Fletcher, Nick Moran, Jason Statham

Votes: 500,792 | Gross: $3.90M

5. The Legend of 1900 (1998)

R | 170 min | Drama, Music, Romance

8.1
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58 Metascore

A baby boy, discovered in 1900 on an ocean liner, grows into a musical prodigy, never setting foot on land.

Director: Giuseppe Tornatore | Stars: Tim Roth, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Mélanie Thierry, Bill Nunn

Votes: 53,598 | Gross: $0.26M

6. The Truman Show (1998)

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

8.1
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90 Metascore

An insurance salesman discovers his whole life is actually a reality TV show.

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

Votes: 856,839 | Gross: $125.62M

7. The Big Lebowski (1998)

R | 117 min | Comedy, Crime

8.1
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71 Metascore

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.

Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen | Stars: Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi

Votes: 676,098 | Gross: $17.50M

8. Jinnah (1998)

110 min | Biography, Drama, War

8.0
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The story of Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan.

Director: Jamil Dehlavi | Stars: Christopher Lee, James Fox, Maria Aitken, Shashi Kapoor

Votes: 2,518

9. The Celebration (1998)

R | 105 min | Drama

8.0
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82 Metascore

At Helge's 60th birthday party, some unpleasant family truths are revealed.

Director: Thomas Vinterberg | Stars: Ulrich Thomsen, Henning Moritzen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Paprika Steen

Votes: 74,124 | Gross: $1.65M

10. Lucinda's Spell (1998)

R | 105 min | Fantasy

7.9
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A great wizard returns to Earth where he lands in New Orleans in search of a mate, but he runs into a woman with whom he had an affair 8 years previously resulting in a son that is unknown ... See full summary »

Director: Jon Jacobs | Stars: Jon Jacobs, Christina Fulton, Shana Betz, Leon Herbert

Votes: 407

11. Eternity and a Day (1998)

Unrated | 137 min | Drama

7.9
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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.

Director: Theodoros Angelopoulos | Stars: Bruno Ganz, Isabelle Renauld, Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Achileas Skevis

Votes: 8,997 | Gross: $0.11M

12. The Barber of Siberia (1998)

180 min | Comedy, Drama, History

7.8
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At the turn of the century, a young Russian cadet falls in love with an American beauty, endangering his career and even their lives.

Director: Nikita Mikhalkov | Stars: Julia Ormond, Oleg Menshikov, Aleksey Petrenko, Richard Harris

Votes: 10,845

13. Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998)

Not Rated | 177 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.7
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During their college years, Anjali was in love with her best-friend Rahul, but he had eyes only for Tina. Years later, Rahul and the now-deceased Tina's eight-year-old daughter attempts to reunite her father and Anjali.

Director: Karan Johar | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol, Rani Mukerji, Sana Saeed

Votes: 44,096 | Gross: $2.10M

14. Earth (1998)

Unrated | 110 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.7
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71 Metascore

It's 1947 and the borderlines between India and Pakistan are being drawn. A young girl witnesses tragedy as her ayah (nanny) is caught between the love of two men and the rising tide of political and religious violence.

Director: Deepa Mehta | Stars: Aamir Khan, Nandita Das, Rahul Khanna, Maia Sethna

Votes: 7,032 | Gross: $0.53M

15. Happiness (1998)

Unrated | 134 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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81 Metascore

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.

Director: Todd Solondz | Stars: Jane Adams, Jon Lovitz, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Dylan Baker

Votes: 63,329 | Gross: $2.81M

16. Lovers of the Arctic Circle (1998)

R | 112 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.7
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In cold Lapland Finland, under the eternal midnight sun, two ardent lovers reunite once again after a long period apart, governed by a powerful and eloquent circular motif woven by destiny, faith, and love. Can they deny their destiny?

Director: Julio Medem | Stars: Najwa Nimri, Fele Martínez, Nancho Novo, Maru Valdivielso

Votes: 17,261 | Gross: $0.50M

17. Run Lola Run (1998)

R | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.7
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77 Metascore

After a botched money delivery, Lola has 20 minutes to come up with 100,000 Deutschmarks.

Director: Tom Tykwer | Stars: Franka Potente, Moritz Bleibtreu, Herbert Knaup, Nina Petri

Votes: 180,828 | Gross: $7.27M

18. Rushmore (1998)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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86 Metascore

The extracurricular king of Rushmore Preparatory School is put on academic probation.

Director: Wes Anderson | Stars: Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Olivia Williams, Seymour Cassel

Votes: 159,365 | Gross: $17.11M

19. Bajo California: El límite del tiempo (1998)

96 min | Drama

7.6
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Damian is a married artist living in Los Angeles with his wife. After he accidentally hits a woman with his car and flees the scene, he seeks atonement and travels alone to Mexico, both to ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Bolado | Stars: Damián Alcázar, Jesús Ochoa, Fernando Torre Laphame, Gabriel Retes

Votes: 391

20. Three Palms for Two Punks and a Babe (1998)

103 min | Comedy

7.6
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1993 Serbia is a place torn by hyperinflation and economic disaster. Milan, an avid fan of FC Partizan, lives with his painter friend and makes money by selling his paintings to the "new ... See full summary »

Director: Radivoje Andric | Stars: Srdjan 'Zika' Todorovic, Dubravka Mijatovic, Goran Radakovic, Milorad Mandic-Manda

Votes: 3,092

21. The Thin Red Line (1998)

R | 170 min | Drama, War

7.6
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78 Metascore

Adaptation of James Jones' autobiographical 1962 novel, focusing on the conflict at Guadalcanal during the second World War.

Director: Terrence Malick | Stars: Jim Caviezel, Sean Penn, Nick Nolte, Kirk Acevedo

Votes: 162,596 | Gross: $36.40M

22. The Red Violin (1998)

R | 130 min | Drama, Music, Mystery

7.6
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57 Metascore

A perfect red-colored violin inspires passion, making its way through three centuries over several owners and countries, eventually ending up at an auction where it may find a new owner.

Director: François Girard | Stars: Carlo Cecchi, Jean-Luc Bideau, Christoph Koncz, Jason Flemyng

Votes: 30,320 | Gross: $9.47M

23. 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: 229,041 | Gross: $120.62M

24. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)

R | 118 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.6
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41 Metascore

An oddball journalist and his psychopathic lawyer travel to Las Vegas for a series of psychedelic escapades.

Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Johnny Depp, Benicio Del Toro, Tobey Maguire, Michael Lee Gogin

Votes: 245,691 | Gross: $10.68M

25. Dark City (1998)

R | 100 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.6
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66 Metascore

A man struggles with memories of his past, which includes a wife he cannot remember, and a nightmarish world without a sun.

Director: Alex Proyas | Stars: Rufus Sewell, Kiefer Sutherland, Jennifer Connelly, William Hurt

Votes: 179,281 | Gross: $14.38M

26. José Rizal (1998)

TV-PG | 178 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.5
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Jose Rizal's life and works are recounted through a series of non-linear flashbacks which reflect on various aspects of his life - as writer, propagandist, lover, friend, brother, doctor, and the man that inspired a revolution.

Director: Marilou Diaz-Abaya | Stars: Cesar Montano, Joel Torre, Jaime Fabregas, Gloria Diaz

Votes: 363

27. Get Real (1998)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.5
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A tenderly romantic coming-of-age story as two boys in a British school fall in love.

Director: Simon Shore | Stars: Ben Silverstone, Brad Gorton, Charlotte Brittain, Stacy Hart

Votes: 11,913 | Gross: $1.20M

28. Following (1998)

R | 69 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

7.5
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60 Metascore

A young writer who follows strangers for material meets a thief who takes him under his wing.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Jeremy Theobald, Alex Haw, Lucy Russell, John Nolan

Votes: 79,609 | Gross: $0.05M

29. My Name Is Joe (1998)

R | 105 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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Two thirtysomethings, unemployed former alcoholic Joe and community health worker Sarah, start a romantic relationship in the one of the toughest Glasgow neighbourhoods.

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Peter Mullan, Louise Goodall, Gary Lewis, Lorraine McIntosh

Votes: 7,111 | Gross: $0.35M

30. The Bird People in China (1998)

118 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.5
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A salaryman and yakuza are each sent by their bosses to a remote Chinese village but discover more then they expected.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Masahiro Motoki, Renji Ishibashi, Mako, Michiko Kichise

Votes: 4,269

31. SLC Punk! (1998)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.5
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50 Metascore

In the early 1980s Stevo and Heroin Bob are the only two dedicated punks in conservative Salt Lake City.

Director: James Merendino | Stars: Matthew Lillard, Michael A. Goorjian, Annabeth Gish, Jennifer Lien

Votes: 24,700 | Gross: $0.30M

32. Pleasantville (1998)

PG-13 | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.5
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71 Metascore

Two 1990s teenage siblings find themselves in a 1950s sitcom, where their influence begins to profoundly change that complacent world.

Director: Gary Ross | Stars: Tobey Maguire, Jeff Daniels, Joan Allen, Reese Witherspoon

Votes: 115,914 | Gross: $40.57M

33. A Simple Plan (1998)

R | 121 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.5
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82 Metascore

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.

Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Bill Paxton, Billy Bob Thornton, Bridget Fonda, Brent Briscoe

Votes: 59,238 | Gross: $16.31M

34. Les Misérables (1998)

PG-13 | 134 min | Crime, Drama, History

7.5
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Valjean, a former criminal, has atoned for his past and now finds himself in the midst of the French Revolution, avoiding a law-obsessed policeman hell-bent on capturing him.

Director: Bille August | Stars: Liam Neeson, Geoffrey Rush, Uma Thurman, Christopher Adamson

Votes: 36,338 | Gross: $14.10M

35. Buffalo '66 (1998)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.5
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68 Metascore

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.

Director: Vincent Gallo | Stars: Vincent Gallo, Christina Ricci, Ben Gazzara, Mickey Rourke

Votes: 43,552 | Gross: $2.38M

36. Pi (1998)

R | 84 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

7.4
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72 Metascore

A paranoid mathematician searches for a key number that will unlock the universal patterns found in nature.

Director: Darren Aronofsky | Stars: Sean Gullette, Mark Margolis, Ben Shenkman, Pamela Hart

Votes: 162,235 | Gross: $3.22M

37. Elizabeth (1998)

R | 124 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.4
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75 Metascore

The early years of the reign of Elizabeth I of England and her difficult task of learning what is necessary to be a monarch.

Director: Shekhar Kapur | Stars: Cate Blanchett, Liz Giles, Rod Culbertson, Paul Fox

Votes: 86,932 | Gross: $30.08M

38. Gods and Monsters (1998)

R | 105 min | Biography, Drama

7.4
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74 Metascore

The last days of Frankenstein (1931) Director James Whale are explored.

Director: Bill Condon | Stars: Ian McKellen, Brendan Fraser, Lynn Redgrave, Lolita Davidovich

Votes: 27,788 | Gross: $6.39M

39. Waking Ned Devine (1998)

PG | 91 min | Comedy

7.3
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71 Metascore

When a lottery winner dies of shock, his fellow townsfolk attempt to claim the money.

Director: Kirk Jones | Stars: Ian Bannen, David Kelly, Fionnula Flanagan, Susan Lynch

Votes: 23,962 | Gross: $24.79M

40. Hilary and Jackie (1998)

R | 121 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.3
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78 Metascore

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.

Director: Anand Tucker | Stars: Emily Watson, Rachel Griffiths, James Frain, David Morrissey

Votes: 9,384 | Gross: $4.87M

41. Blind Faith (1998)

R | 122 min | Drama

7.3
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In 1957, black lawyer John Williams has to defend his nephew Charlie, who is accused of strangling a white boy to death. John doesn't believe Charlie did it, and although Charlie confesses,... See full summary »

Director: Ernest R. Dickerson | Stars: Courtney B. Vance, Charles S. Dutton, Kadeem Hardison, Lonette McKee

Votes: 568

42. Train Birds (1998)

87 min | Comedy, Romance, Crime

7.3
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Hannes is a beer-truck driver in Dortmund. His biggest dream is to win the first prize at the International Time-Table Contest in Inari (Finland). When his new boss cancels his extra ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Lichtefeld | Stars: Joachim Król, Outi Mäenpää, Peter Lohmeyer, Jochen Nickel

Votes: 1,129

43. Rounders (1998)

R | 121 min | Crime, Drama

7.3
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54 Metascore

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.

Director: John Dahl | Stars: Matt Damon, Edward Norton, Gretchen Mol, John Malkovich

Votes: 135,484 | Gross: $22.91M

44. 23 (1998)

99 min | Thriller, Drama

7.3
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The movie's plot is based on the true story of a group of young computer hackers from Hannover, Germany. In the late 1980s the orphaned Karl Koch invests his inheritance in a flat and a ... See full summary »

Director: Hans-Christian Schmid | Stars: August Diehl, Fabian Busch, Dieter Landuris, Jan-Gregor Kremp

Votes: 6,222

45. Ronin (1998)

R | 122 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

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 the Irish and the Russians.

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

Votes: 163,316 | Gross: $41.62M

46. 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: 123,601 | Gross: $44.48M

47. The General (1998)

R | 124 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.3
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81 Metascore

The real-life story of Dublin folk hero and criminal Martin Cahill, who pulled off two daring robberies in Ireland with his team, but attracted unwanted attention from the police, the I.R.A., the U.V.F., and members of his own team.

Director: John Boorman | Stars: Brendan Gleeson, Adrian Dunbar, Sean McGinley, Maria Doyle Kennedy

Votes: 7,655 | Gross: $1.21M

48. Enemy of the State (1998)

R | 132 min | Action, Thriller

7.3
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67 Metascore

A lawyer becomes a target by a corrupt politician and his N.S.A. 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: 216,457 | Gross: $111.55M

49. Savior (1998)

R | 103 min | Drama, War

7.3
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A hardened mercenary in the Foreign Legion begins to find his own humanity when confronted with atrocities during the fighting in Bosnia.

Director: Predrag Antonijevic | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Nastassja Kinski, Pascal Rollin, Catlin Foster

Votes: 9,808 | Gross: $0.01M

50. The Mighty (1998)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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Two young boys, both social outcasts in their small town, form an unlikely friendship.

Director: Peter Chelsom | Stars: Kieran Culkin, Elden Henson, Sharon Stone, Harry Dean Stanton

Votes: 11,829 | Gross: $2.64M


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