Best Movies of 1998

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Best Movies of 1998
Best Movies of 1998
TOP Movies: Saving Private Ryan (1998), The Truman Show (1998), American History X (1998), Shakespeare in Love (1998), Mulan (1998), A Bug's Life (1998), Elizabeth (1998), The Prince of Egypt (1998), The Thin Red Line (1998), Armageddon (1998), The Big Lebowski (1998), There's Something About Mary (1998), Rush Hour (1998), Rushmore (1998), Blade (1998), Pleasantville (1998), Meet Joe Black (1998), Enemy of the State (1998), Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998), Pi (1998).
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List of Best Movies

Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: USA
Duration: 169 min.
Story: 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.
Style: realistic, captivating, epic, rough, breathtaking ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: war, world war two, military, courage, sniper, army, battles, self sacrifice, heroic mission, d day, friendship, nazi ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944, 20th century, middle ages
Place: normandy, france, poland, germany, europe ...
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The Truman Show (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: thought provoking, philosophical, surreal, touching, psychological ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: freedom, self discovery, fictional reality show, hidden camera, video surveillance, small town, deception, paranoia, alternate reality, fictional reality, loneliness, morality ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, future
Place: florida, usa
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American History X (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: rough, cerebral, tense, serious, disturbing ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: prison, skinhead, racism, gang, crimes, juvenile delinquency, rape, neo nazi, nazism, racial slur, youth, racial prejudice ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, los angeles, california, venice beach california
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Shakespeare in Love (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: romantic, sexy, funny, inspirational, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: forbidden love, cross dressing, writer's life, shakespeare, theater, writers, romance, love, love story, gender disguise, lovers, verbal byplay ...
Time: 16th century, 50s, 1930s
Place: england, london, europe
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Mulan (1998)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical, War
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: feel good, touching, captivating, light, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: female warrior, female protagonist, disney, cross dressing, dragon, friendship, adventure, human spirit, good versus evil, woman dressed as man, princess, heroine ...
Time: 5th century
Place: china, ancient china, asia
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Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: 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.
Style: humorous, witty, cynical, clever, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: heist, dark humor, crimes, crime gone awry, disorder, nothing goes right, criminal heroes, gangsters, buddies, dishonesty, friends, organized crime ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: london, united kingdom, england, europe
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A Bug's Life (1998)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: 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.
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, witty, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: talking animals, ant, circus, disney, good versus evil, friendship, adventure, teamwork, villain, toys, fight, misfit ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: texas
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Elizabeth (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The story of the ascension to the throne and the early reign of Queen Elizabeth the First, the endless attempts by her council to marry her off, the Catholic hatred of her and her romance with Lord Robert Dudley.
Style: epic, factual, realistic, stylized, political ...
Plot: queen, queen elizabeth i, british history, historical character, royal court, royal family, british royal family, politics, head of state, throne, political intrigue, rise to the top ...
Time: 16th century, victorian era, middle ages, 18th century
Place: england, scotland, london, spain, europe ...
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The Prince of Egypt (1998)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: uplifting, captivating, exciting, stylized, biblical ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: slavery, ancient egypt, adventure, pharaoh, ancient history, religion, freedom, prince, jewish, family, self discovery, hopes ...
Place: egypt, north africa
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The Thin Red Line (1998)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 170 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: epic, atmospheric, philosophical, bleak, rough ...
Plot: war, world war two, jungle, sergeant, anti war, infantry, soldier, military, survival, army, pacific island, invasion ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: japan, pacific ocean
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Armageddon (1998)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 151 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: suspense, exciting, sentimental, entertaining, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: natural disaster, apocalypse, end of the world, astronaut, outer space, catastrophe, save the world, space travel, disaster, nasa, self sacrifice, race against time ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, washington d.c., paris france, usa, shanghai ...
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The Big Lebowski (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: humorous, absurd, surreal, talky, neo noir ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bowling, slacker, mistaken identity, crimes, hippie, weed, marijuana, nihilism, stoners, hallucination, death of friend, disorder ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1991
Place: los angeles, california, usa, malibu california, pasadena california
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There's Something About Mary (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Having never fully recovered from a prom date that became a total disaster, a man finally gets a chance to reunite with his old prom date, only to run up against other suitors including the sleazy detective he hired to find her.
Style: humorous, funny, light, sexy, romantic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, boys' night, date night
Plot: dream girl, romance, true love, stupidity, private detective, farce, dumb, teenager, obstacle, dishonesty, obsession, wooing ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: rhode island, florida, miami, usa
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Rush Hour (1998)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: humorous, buddy comedy, funny, exciting, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, boys' night
Plot: martial arts, police, reluctant partners, kung fu, two man army, chase, fight scenes, police investigation, fbi, kidnapping, adventure, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1997
Place: los angeles, hong kong, california, china, usa
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Rushmore (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a beautiful first-grade teacher arrives at a prep school, she soon attracts the attention of an ambitious teenager named Max, who quickly falls in love with her. Max turns to the father of two of his schoolmates for advice on how to woo the ...
Style: funny, humorous, witty, melancholic, absurd ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, love triangle, high school, depression, friendship, teacher, student, jealousy, teenager, obsession, preparatory school, adolescence ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, texas
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Blade (1998)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: exciting, suspense, gothic, rough, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vampire, supernatural, good versus evil, vampire hunter, dark hero, superhero, master warrior, martial arts, immortality, one man army, warrior, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1967
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Pleasantville (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Geeky teenager David and his popular twin sister, Jennifer, get sucked into the black-and-white world of a 1950s TV sitcom called "Pleasantville," and find a world where everything is peachy keen all the time. But when Jennifer's ...
Style: touching, humorous, feel good, surreal, light ...
Audience: date night, teens, teen drama
Plot: time travel, alternate reality, small town, coming of age, parallel world, utopia, small town life, symbolism, satire, parallel universe, fantasy world, fish out of water ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 90s, future
Place: paris france, france
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Meet Joe Black (1998)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: touching, romantic, sentimental, philosophical, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, family outing
Plot: afterlife, love and romance, dealing with death, supernatural romance, mysterious character, love at first sight, life philosophy, life & death, family relations, supernatural, lifestyle change, love ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Enemy of the State (1998)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: 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.
Style: tense, clever, suspense, suspenseful, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: surveillance, conspiracy, political conspiracy, fighting the system, uncover truth, espionage, satellite, cia, manhunt, intelligence, lawyer, on the run ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: washington d.c., maryland, baltimore, usa, north america
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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: surreal, psychedelic, atmospheric, captivating, road movie ...
Plot: drug abuse, lsd, drugs, road trip, hallucination, addiction, american dream, journalism, surrealism, psychedelia, marijuana, cocaine ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1965, year 1971
Place: las vegas, usa
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Pi (1998)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The debut film from Darren Aronofsky in which a mathematical genius Maximilian Cohen discovers a link in the connection between numbers and reality and thus believes he can predict the future.
Style: surreal, mind bending, psychological, cerebral, atmospheric ...
Plot: mathematics, paranoia, insanity, obsession, genius, conspiracy, cyberpunk, mathematician, rabbi, surveillance, philosophy, mental illness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city
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Dark City (1998)
Genre: Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: 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.
Style: mind bending, gothic, neo noir, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: distopia, investigation, cyberpunk, memory, alien race, memory loss, future dystopia, alternate reality, evil alien, alien, amnesia, mind control ...
Time: 1940s, future
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Happiness (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The lives of many individuals connected by the desire for happiness, often from sources usually considered dark or evil.
Style: cynical, disturbing, depressing, dark, art house ...
Plot: pedophilia, rape, dysfunctional family, loneliness, unhappiness, dark humor, obsession, depression, pedophile, sexual abuse, social satire, satire ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey, usa
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Out of Sight (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Meet Jack Foley, a smooth criminal who bends the law and is determined to make one last heist. Karen Sisco is a federal marshal who chooses all the right moves … and all the wrong guys. Now they're willing to risk it all to find out if ...
Style: sexy, witty, romantic, entertaining, neo noir ...
Audience: date night, boys' night
Plot: heist, bank robbery, prison, opposites attract, romance, hot and sexy, crimes, robbery, runaway, kidnapper kidnapped relationship, jewel theft, fbi ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, michigan, detroit, miami, florida
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The X Files (1998)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Mulder and Scully, now taken off the FBI's X Files cases, must find a way to fight the shadowy elements of the government to find out the truth about a conspiracy that might mean the alien colonization of Earth.
Style: suspense, twists and turns, suspenseful, scary, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: ufo, alien, conspiracy, first contact, evil alien, fbi, conspiracy theory, virus, paranoia, mystery, obsession, chase ...
Time: future, 90s, 20th century, prehistory, prehistoric times
Place: antarctica, washington d.c., london, usa, europe ...
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You've Got Mail (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: 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.
Style: feel good, touching, sweet, sentimental, light ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, kids
Plot: romance, fall in love, love, happy ending, destiny, unlikely couple, hidden identity, online dating, bookstore, rivalry, platonic, dog ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, san francisco
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Antz (1998)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: humorous, feel good, light, exciting, witty ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: ant, fighting the system, adventure, culture clash, stereotypes, worker, soldier, misfit, rebellion, childhood, heroism, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
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The Wedding Singer (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Robbie, a local rock star turned wedding singer, is dumped on the day of his wedding. Meanwhile, waitress Julia finally sets a wedding date with her fiancée Glenn. When Julia and Robbie meet and hit it off, they find that things are more ...
Style: romantic, funny, light, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: wedding, fall in love, love story, romance, marriage proposal, infidelity, love, relationships, destiny, looking for love, dishonesty, friends ...
Time: 80s, year 1985, 20th century
Place: new jersey, usa, nevada, hawaii
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Following (1998)
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 69 min.
Story: A struggling, unemployed young writer takes to following strangers around the streets of London, ostensibly to find inspiration for his new novel.
Style: neo noir, twists and turns, psychological, suspense, surprise ending ...
Plot: mystery, thief, writers, crimes, robbery, mentor, character study, breaking and entering, stranger, friendship, dishonesty, buddies ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, london, europe
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Ever After: A Cinderella Story (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A unique 16th century woman, Danielle possesses a love of books, and can easily quote from Sir Thomas More’s Utopia. An intriguing mix of tomboyish athleticism and physical beauty, she has more than enough charm to capture the heart of a prince ...
Style: fairy tale, feel good, sentimental, light, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens, kids, pre-teens ...
Plot: love and romance, romance, cinderella story, love, prince, cinderella, royalty, female protagonist, class differences, legends and myths, stepmother stepdaughter relationship, stepsister stepsister relationship ...
Time: 16th century, 50s
Place: france, europe
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