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), A Bug's Life (1998), Elizabeth (1998), Mulan (1998), Armageddon (1998), The Thin Red Line (1998), The Big Lebowski (1998), There's Something About Mary (1998), Rushmore (1998), Blade (1998), Rush Hour (1998), Pleasantville (1998), Enemy of the State (1998), Pi (1998), Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998), Meet Joe Black (1998), Happiness (1998).

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, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, war, military, army, sniper, battles, courage, heroic mission, warrior, rescue, d day, bravery ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1944
Place: normandy, france, europe, poland, germany ...
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 8.1
 969K
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, interesting, touching, surreal ...
Plot: self discovery, freedom, deception, fictional reality, fictional reality show, manipulations, hidden camera, voyeurism, loneliness, suspicion, dishonesty, suburban life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, future
Place: usa, florida
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American History X (1998)
Genre: 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, serious, cerebral, tense, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: racism, skinhead, prison, juvenile delinquency, nazism, gang, racial slur, prison rape, male rape, hate, crimes, racial prejudice ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, los angeles, california, united states, venice beach california
Is relevant ?
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: stylized, romantic, sweet, inspirational, witty ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: cross dressing, forbidden love, theater, writer's life, shakespeare, verbal byplay, love and romance, unlikely couple, hidden identity, lovers, theatre play, gender ...
Time: 16th century, 1930s
Place: england, europe, london
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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: witty, clever, cynical, humorous, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dark humor, heist, criminal heroes, disorder, nothing goes right, crimes, crime gone awry, dishonesty, buddies, crime, chaos and mayhem, partners ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: london, europe, united kingdom, england
Is relevant ?
 7.2
 272K
A Bug's Life (1998)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
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: humorous, feel good, touching, witty, stylized ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: talking animals, computer animation, friendship, good versus evil, misfit, deception, teamwork, villain, exploitation, adventure, fight, individualism ...
Time: 20th century, 1990s, 90s
Place: texas
Is relevant ?
 7.4
 95K
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: factual, stylized, realistic, epic, serious ...
Plot: queen, historical character, queen elizabeth i, british history, royal court, british royal family, political intrigue, politics, rise to the top, treason, monarchy, palaces castles and temples ...
Time: 16th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe, london, scotland, paris france ...
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 7.6
 264K
Mulan (1998)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical, War
Country: USA, China
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, princess, adventure, dragon, friendship, cross dressing, woman dressed as man, good versus evil, disney, human spirit, hidden identity ...
Time: ancient history, 5th century
Place: ancient china, china, asia
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 6.7
 402K
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, disaster movie, suspenseful, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: apocalypse, end of the world, save the world, astronaut, natural disaster, nasa, space travel, catastrophe, outer space, race against time, self sacrifice, adventure ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, paris france, istanbul turkey, new york, manhattan new york city ...
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The Thin Red Line (1998)
Genre: Drama, 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, rough, captivating, bleak, surreal ...
Plot: war, sergeant, anti war, invasion, battles, world war two, military life, battle, infantry, soldier, commander, jungle ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: pacific ocean
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The Big Lebowski (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Sport
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: absurd, humorous, neo noir, surreal, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bowling, marijuana, dialogue, hippie, nihilism, slacker, stoners, kidnapping, crimes, mistaken identity, deception, crime ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, pasadena california, malibu 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, light, sexy, funny, sexual ...
Audience: teens, date night, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: true love, stupidity, dream girl, private detective, obstacle, hitchhiker, romance, dishonesty, obsession, nothing goes right, hidden identity, wooing ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: miami, usa, florida, rhode island
Is relevant ?
 7.7
 173K
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: humorous, witty, semi serious, touching, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: love triangle, coming of age, depression, friendship, teacher, high school, student, jealousy, adolescence, mentor, teenage life, teachers and students ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 7.1
 251K
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, rough, suspense, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: vampire, dark hero, vampire hunter, good versus evil, supernatural, master warrior, chosen one, one man army, heroes, immortality, rivalry, one against many ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Is relevant ?
 7.0
 245K
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: buddy comedy, humorous, exciting, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: two man army, reluctant partners, fbi, kung fu, martial arts, police investigation, ransom, fish out of water, chase, kidnapping, fight scenes, crimes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1997, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, hong kong, united states, california ...
Is relevant ?
 7.5
 123K
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, semi serious, humorous, light, talky ...
Audience: date night, teens, teen comedy
Plot: alternate reality, parallel world, utopia, time travel, coming of age, small town life, small town, siblings relations, family relations, old love, prejudice, fish out of water ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s ...
Place: paris france, france
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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, exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: surveillance, uncover truth, fighting the system, conspiracy, intelligence, manhunt, satellite, mexican standoff, privacy, espionage, secret hideout, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: washington d.c., usa, baltimore
Is relevant ?
 7.4
 172K
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: mind bending, surreal, atmospheric, psychological, cerebral ...
Plot: insanity, mathematics, paranoia, rabbi, code, obsession, alienation, neighbor, surveillance, delusion, loner, mathematician ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city
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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: psychedelic, surreal, clever, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: drug abuse, lsd, hallucination, american dream, road trip, journalism, hitchhiker, surrealism, cocaine, drugs, addiction, lawyer ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971, year 1965
Place: las vegas, usa
Is relevant ?
 7.2
 221K
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: philosophical, touching, romantic, sentimental, emotional ...
Audience: date night, family outing, chick flick
Plot: supernatural romance, love and romance, dealing with death, mysterious character, family relations, afterlife, love at first sight, life & death, millionaire, lifestyle change, impossible love, supernatural ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
Is relevant ?
 7.7
 67K
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: banned film, cynical, disturbing, bleak, sexual ...
Plot: pedophilia, loneliness, rape, pedophile, dark humor, sibling relationship, marriage, therapist, divorce, depression, obsession, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new jersey, usa
Is relevant ?
 7.0
 88K
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, talky ...
Audience: date night, boys' night
Plot: heist, bank robbery, opposites attract, romance, prison escape, kidnapper kidnapped relationship, love and romance, criminal heroes, partners in crime, hot and sexy, robbery, career criminal ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: usa, detroit, miami, florida
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The Prince of Egypt (1998)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, France, UK
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, cliffhanger ...
Audience: kids, pre-teens, family outing, girls' night
Plot: slavery, adventure, freedom, ancient egypt, easter, prince, pharaoh, family relations, self discovery, hopes, leadership, family ...
Time: ancient history
Place: egypt, north africa
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 7.0
 102K
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, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: ufo, alien, first contact, evil alien, conspiracy, fbi, mystery, government agency, investigation, paranoia, special agents, conspiracy theory ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, prehistory, future ...
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 6.7
 200K
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, sentimental, sweet, light ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: happy ending, romance, fall in love, unlikely couple, love, hidden identity, online dating, platonic, boyfriend, bookstore, destiny, rivalry ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, san francisco
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 7.5
 89K
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, psychological, thought provoking, tense, realistic ...
Plot: thief, stranger, breaking and entering, mystery, robbery, friendship, dishonesty, buddies, dangerous attraction, gangsters, voyeurism, theft ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, london, europe
Is relevant ?
 7.3
 144K
Rounders (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A young man is a reformed gambler who must return to playing big stakes poker to help a friend pay off loan sharks.
Style: neo noir, serious, clever, psychological, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, poker, friendship, cards, mafia, judge, addiction, neo-noir, dishonesty, life is a bitch, cons and scams, destructive relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, atlantic city, texas, las vegas
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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: humorous, sentimental, romantic, light, entertaining ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: fall in love, love story, wedding, infidelity, marriage proposal, romance, looking for love, dishonesty, friends, couple relations, music band, secret ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985
Place: new jersey, usa, nevada, hawaii
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What Dreams May Come (1998)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, New Zealand
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Chris Neilson dies to find himself in a heaven more amazing than he could have ever dreamed of. There is one thing missing: his wife. After he dies, his wife, Annie killed herself and went to hell. Chris decides to risk eternity in hades for the ...
Style: philosophical, touching, surreal, inspirational, emotional ...
Plot: afterlife, redemption, heaven and hell, life philosophy, hell, loss of child, life & death, husband wife reunion, family relations, painting, angel, love ...
Time: 90s
Is relevant ?
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, light, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, date night, kids, pre-teens ...
Plot: cinderella story, prince, love and romance, cinderella, step siblings, romance, love, legends and myths, social differences, female protagonist, parents and children, classism ...
Time: 16th century
Place: france, europe
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