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Movies: Popular Movies of 1998

Movies in chronological context: 1998 (MCMXCVIII)was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, the 1998th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 998th year of the 2nd millennium, the 98th year of the 20th century, and the 9th year of the 1990s decade. 1998 was designated as the International Year of the Ocean. ()

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The Truman Show(1998)

PG
| 1h 43min | Comedy, Drama
4.0/5 (with 3,765 votes)

Truman Burbank is the star of "The Truman Show", a 24-hour-a-day "reality" TV show that broadcasts every aspect of his life -- live and in color -- without his knowledge. His entire life has been an unending soap opera for consumption by the rest of the world. And everyone he knows -- including his wife and his best friend -- is really an actor, paid to be part of his life.

Directed by Peter Weir - With Jim Carrey, Ed Harris, Laura Linney, Noah Emmerich, Natascha McElhone, Holland Taylor, ...

Saving Private Ryan(1998)

R
| 2h 49min | Drama, History, War
4.0/5 (with 3,540 votes)

As U.S. troops storm the beaches of Normandy, three brothers lie dead on the battlefield, with a fourth trapped behind enemy lines. Ranger captain John Miller and seven men are tasked with penetrating German-held territory and bringing the boy home.

Directed by Steven Spielberg - With Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Edward Burns, Tom Sizemore, Jeremy Davies, Adam Goldberg, ...

American History X(1998)

R
| 1h 59min | Drama
4.2/5 (with 2,392 votes)

Derek Vineyard is paroled after serving 3 years in prison for killing two thugs who tried to break into/steal his truck. Through his brother, Danny Vineyard's narration, we learn that before going to prison, Derek was a skinhead and the leader of a violent white supremacist gang that committed acts of racial crime throughout L.A. and his actions greatly influenced Danny. Reformed and fresh out of prison, Derek severs contact with the gang and becomes determined to keep Danny from going down the same violent path as he did.

Directed by Tony Kaye - With Fairuza Balk, Stacy Keach, Elliott Gould, Avery Brooks, Beverly D'Angelo, Edward Norton, ...

The Big Lebowski(1998)

R
| 1h 57min | Comedy, Crime
4.0/5 (with 2,257 votes)

Jeffrey "The Dude" Lebowski, a Los Angeles slacker who only wants to bowl and drink white Russians, is mistaken for another Jeffrey Lebowski, a wheelchair-bound millionaire, and finds himself dragged into a strange series of events involving nihilists, adult film producers, ferrets, errant toes, and large sums of money.

Directed by Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, Coen brothers - With Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi, Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, John Turturro, David Huddleston, ...

A Bug's Life(1998)

3.5/5 (with 1,982 votes)

On behalf of "oppressed bugs everywhere," an inventive ant named Flik hires a troupe of warrior bugs to defend his bustling colony from a horde of freeloading grasshoppers led by the evil-minded Hopper.

Directed by John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton

Mulan(1998)

3.9/5 (with 1,845 votes)

A tomboyish girl disguises herself as a young man so she can fight with the Imperial Chinese Army against the invading Huns. With help from wise-cracking dragon Mushu, Mulan just might save her country -- and win the heart of handsome Captain Li Shang.

Directed by Tony Bancroft, Barry Cook

Armageddon(1998)

PG-13
| 2h 31min | Action, Thriller, Science Fiction, Adventure
3.3/5 (with 1,803 votes)

When an asteroid threatens to collide with Earth, NASA honcho Dan Truman determines the only way to stop it is to drill into its surface and detonate a nuclear bomb. This leads him to renowned driller Harry Stamper, who agrees to helm the dangerous space mission provided he can bring along his own hotshot crew. Among them is the cocksure A.J. who Harry thinks isn't good enough for his daughter, until the mission proves otherwise.

Directed by Michael Bay - With Bruce Willis, Steve Buscemi, Liv Tyler, Billy Bob Thornton, Will Patton, Keith David, ...

Blade(1998)

R
| 2h | Horror, Action
3.3/5 (with 1,326 votes)

When Blade's mother was bitten by a vampire during pregnancy, she did not know that she gave her son a special gift while dying: All the good vampire attributes in combination with the best human skills. Blade and his mentor Whistler battle an evil vampire rebel (Deacon Frost) who plans to take over the outdated vampire council, capture Blade and resurrect voracious blood god La Magra.

Directed by Stephen Norrington - With Wesley Snipes, Kris Kristofferson, Stephen Dorff, N'Bushe Wright, Donal Logue, Udo Kier, ...

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels(1998)

R
| 1h 45min | Comedy, Crime
3.9/5 (with 1,195 votes)

A card shark and his unwillingly-enlisted friends need to make a lot of cash quick after losing a sketchy poker match. To do this they decide to pull a heist on a small-time gang who happen to be operating out of the flat next door.

Directed by Guy Ritchie - With Jason Flemyng, Dexter Fletcher, Nick Moran, Jason Statham, Steven Mackintosh, Vinnie Jones, ...

There's Something About Mary(1998)

R
| 1h 59min | Romance / Love, Comedy
3.3/5 (with 1,184 votes)

For Ted, prom night went about as bad as it’s possible for any night to go. Thirteen years later, he finally gets another chance with his old prom date, only to run up against other suitors including the sleazy detective he hired to find her.

Directed by Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly - With Cameron Diaz, Matt Dillon, Ben Stiller, Lee Evans, Chris Elliott, Jeffrey Tambor, ...

Antz(1998)

3.1/5 (with 1,030 votes)

In this animated hit, a neurotic worker ant in love with a rebellious princess rises to unlikely stardom when he switches places with a soldier. Signing up to march in a parade, he ends up under the command of a bloodthirsty general. But he's actually been enlisted to fight against a termite army.

Directed by Eric Darnell, Tim Johnson

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas(1998)

R
| 1h 58min | Adventure, Drama, Comedy
3.6/5 (with 977 votes)

Raoul Duke and his attorney Dr. Gonzo drive a red convertible across the Mojave desert to Las Vegas with a suitcase full of drugs to cover a motorcycle race. As their consumption of drugs increases at an alarming rate, the stoned duo trash their hotel room and fear legal repercussions. Duke begins to drive back to L.A., but after an odd run-in with a cop, he returns to Sin City and continues his wild drug binge.

Directed by Terry Gilliam - With Benicio del Toro, Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Ellen Barkin, Tobey Maguire, Gary Busey, ...

Rush Hour(1998)

PG-13
| 1h 38min | Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
3.4/5 (with 918 votes)

When Hong Kong Inspector Lee is summoned to Los Angeles to investigate a kidnapping, the FBI doesn't want any outside help and assigns cocky LAPD Detective James Carter to distract Lee from the case. Not content to watch the action from the sidelines, Lee and Carter form an unlikely partnership and investigate the case themselves.

Directed by Brett Ratner - With Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker, Ken Leung, Tom Wilkinson, Elizabeth Peña, Mark Rolston, ...

The Mask of Zorro(1998)

PG-13
| 2h 16min | Action, Adventure
3.2/5 (with 904 votes)

It has been twenty years since Don Diego de la Vega fought Spanish oppression in Alta California as the legendary romantic hero, Zorro. Having escaped from prison he transforms troubled bandit Alejandro into his successor, in order to foil the plans of the tyrannical Don Rafael Montero who robbed him of his freedom, his wife and his precious daughter.

Directed by Martin Campbell - With Antonio Banderas, Anthony Hopkins, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Stuart Wilson, Matt Letscher, L. Q. Jones, ...

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

3.4/5 (with 885 votes)

The circle of life continues for Simba, now fully grown and in his rightful place as the king of Pride Rock. Simba and Nala have given birth to a daughter, Kiara who's as rebellious as her father was. But Kiara drives her parents to distraction when she catches the eye of Kovu, the son of the evil lioness, Zira. Will Kovu steal Kiara's heart?

Directed by Darrell Rooney

Meet Joe Black(1998)

PG-13
| 2h 58min | Fantasy, Drama, Mystery
3.6/5 (with 885 votes)

When the grim reaper comes to collect the soul of megamogul Bill Parrish, he arrives with a proposition: Host him for a "vacation" among the living in trade for a few more days of existence. Parrish agrees, and using the pseudonym Joe Black, Death begins taking part in Parrish's daily agenda and falls in love with the man's daughter. Yet when Black's holiday is over, so is Parrish's life.

Directed by Martin Brest - With Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, Claire Forlani, Jake Weber, Marcia Gay Harden, Jeffrey Tambor, ...

Enemy of the State(1998)

R
| 2h 12min | Action, Drama, Thriller
3.4/5 (with 839 votes)

Hotshot Washington lawyer, Robert Dean becomes a victim of high-tech identity theft when a hacker slips an incriminating video into his pocket. Soon, a rogue National Security agent sets out to recover the tape – and destroy Dean.

Directed by Tony Scott - With Gene Hackman, Jon Voight, Jack Black, Gabriel Byrne, Regina King, Lisa Bonet, ...

The Man in the Iron Mask(1998)

PG-13
| 2h 12min | Action, Adventure, Drama, History
3.2/5 (with 821 votes)

Years have passed since the Three Musketeers, Aramis, Athos and Porthos, have fought together with their friend, D'Artagnan. But with the tyrannical King Louis using his power to wreak havoc in the kingdom while his twin brother, Philippe, remains imprisoned, the Musketeers reunite to abduct Louis and replace him with Philippe.

Directed by Randall Wallace - With Leonardo DiCaprio, Gabriel Byrne, Jeremy Irons, John Malkovich, Gérard Depardieu, Anne Parillaud, ...

Godzilla(1998)

PG-13
| 2h 19min | Science Fiction, Action, Thriller
2.7/5 (with 784 votes)

When a freighter is viciously attacked in the Pacific Ocean, a team of experts -- including biologist Niko Tatopoulos and scientists Elsie Chapman and Mendel Craven -- concludes that an oversized reptile is the culprit. Before long, the giant lizard is loose in Manhattan, destroying everything within its reach. The team chases the monster to Madison Square Garden, where a brutal battle ensues.

Directed by Roland Emmerich - With Matthew Broderick, Jean Reno, Maria Pitillo, Hank Azaria, Kevin Dunn, Michael Lerner, ...

The Prince of Egypt(1998)

3.5/5 (with 751 votes)

This is the extraordinary tale of two brothers named Moses and Ramses, one born of royal blood, and one an orphan with a secret past. Growing up the best of friends, they share a strong bond of free-spirited youth and good-natured rivalry. But the truth will ultimately set them at odds, as one becomes the ruler of the most powerful empire on earth, and the other the chosen leader of his people! Their final confrontation will forever change their lives and the world.

Directed by Simon Wells, Brenda Chapman, Steve Hickner

Shakespeare in Love(1998)

R
| 2h 2min | History, Romance / Love, Comedy
3.5/5 (with 680 votes)

Young Shakespeare is forced to stage his latest comedy, "Romeo and Ethel, the Pirate's Daughter," before it's even written. When a lovely noblewoman auditions for a role, they fall into forbidden love -- and his play finds a new life (and title). As their relationship progresses, Shakespeare's comedy soon transforms into tragedy.

Directed by John Madden - With Joseph Fiennes, Gwyneth Paltrow, Geoffrey Rush, Colin Firth, Ben Affleck, Judi Dench, ...

The Parent Trap(1998)

3.5/5 (with 672 votes)

Hallie Parker and Annie James are identical twins separated at a young age because of their parents' divorce. unknowingly to their parents, the girls are sent to the same summer camp where they meet, discover the truth about themselves, and then plot with each other to switch places. Hallie meets her mother, and Annie meets her father for the first time in years.

Directed by Nancy Meyers - With Lindsay Lohan, Dennis Quaid, Natasha Richardson, Elaine Hendrix, Lisa Ann Walter, Simon Kunz, ...

You've Got Mail(1998)

PG
| 1h 59min | Comedy, Romance / Love
3.3/5 (with 666 votes)

Book superstore magnate, Joe Fox and independent book shop owner, Kathleen Kelly fall in love in the anonymity of the Internet – both blissfully unaware that he's putting her out of business.

Directed by Nora Ephron - With Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Greg Kinnear, Parker Posey, Jean Stapleton, Steve Zahn, ...

Patch Adams(1998)

PG-13
| 1h 55min | Comedy, Drama
3.6/5 (with 655 votes)

Meet Patch Adams, a doctor who doesn't look, act or think like any doctor you've met before. For Patch, humor is the best medicine, and he's willing to do just anything to make his patients laugh - even if it means risking his own career.

Directed by Tom Shadyac - With Robin Williams, Daniel London, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Monica Potter, Bob Gunton, Josef Sommer, ...

Doctor Dolittle(1998)

PG-13
| 1h 25min | Comedy, Kids & Family, Fantasy
2.8/5 (with 612 votes)

A successful physician and devoted family man, John Dolittle seems to have the world by the tail, until a long suppressed talent he possessed as a child, the ability to communicate with animals is suddenly reawakened with a vengeance! Now every creature within squawking distance wants the good doctor's advice, unleashing an outrageous chain of events that turns his world upside down!

Directed by Betty Thomas - With Eddie Murphy, Ossie Davis, Oliver Platt, Peter Boyle, Richard Schiff, Kristen Wilson, ...

Deep Impact(1998)

PG-13
| 2h | Action, Drama, Romance / Love
3.0/5 (with 604 votes)

A seven-mile-wide space rock is hurtling toward Earth, threatening to obliterate the planet. Now, it's up to the president of the United States to save the world. He appoints a tough-as-nails veteran astronaut to lead a joint American-Russian crew into space to destroy the comet before impact. Meanwhile, an enterprising reporter uses her smarts to uncover the scoop of the century.

Directed by Mimi Leder - With Robert Duvall, Téa Leoni, Elijah Wood, Vanessa Redgrave, Maximilian Schell, James Cromwell, ...

The Thin Red Line(1998)

R
| 2h 50min | Drama, History, War
3.7/5 (with 579 votes)

Based on the graphic novel by James Jones, The Thin Red Line tells the story of a group of men, an Army Rifle company called C-for-Charlie, who change, suffer, and ultimately make essential discoveries about themselves during the fierce World War II battle of Guadalcanal. It follows their journey, from the surprise of an unopposed landing, through the bloody and exhausting battles that follow, to the ultimate departure of those who survived. A powerful frontline cast - including Sean Penn, Nick Nolte, Woody Harrelson and George Clooney - explodes into action in this hauntingly realistic view of military and moral chaos in the Pacific during World War II.

Directed by Terrence Malick - With Sean Penn, Jim Caviezel, Nick Nolte, Elias Koteas, Ben Chaplin, Adrien Brody, ...

Dark City(1998)

R
| 1h 40min | Mystery, Science Fiction
3.7/5 (with 576 votes)

A man struggles with memories of his past, including a wife he cannot remember, in a nightmarish world with no sun and run by beings with telekinetic powers who seek the souls of humans.

Directed by Alex Proyas - With Rufus Sewell, William Hurt, Kiefer Sutherland, Jennifer Connelly, Richard O'Brien, Bruce Spence, ...

Lethal Weapon 4(1998)

R
| 2h 7min | Action, Adventure, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
3.2/5 (with 544 votes)

In the combustible action franchise's final installment, maverick detectives Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh square off against Asian mobster Wah Sing Ku, who's up to his neck in slave trading and counterfeit currency. With help from gumshoe Leo Getz and smart-aleck rookie cop Lee Butters, Riggs and Murtaugh aim to take down Ku and his gang.

Directed by Richard Donner - With Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci, Rene Russo, Chris Rock, Jet Li, ...

Taxi(1998)

1h 26min | Action, Comedy, Crime
3.3/5 (with 495 votes)

In Marseilles (France), skilled pizza delivery boy Daniel who drives a scooter finally has his dreams come true. He gets a taxi license. Caught by the police for a huge speed infraction, he will help Emilien, a loser inspector who can't drive, on the track of German bank robbers, so he doesn't lose his license and his dream job.

Directed by Gérard Pirès - With Samy Naceri, Marion Cotillard, Emma Wiklund, Frédéric Diefenthal, Manuela Gourary, Bernard Farcy, ...
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