Best Crime Movies of 1998

1.

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

6.7
8.2/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Jason Flemyng, Dexter Fletcher, Nick Moran, Jason Statham, Vinnie Jones, Sting, Steven Mackintosh, Nicholas Rowe, Lenny McLean, P.H. Moriarty ..
Directed by: Guy Ritchie
Release date: 1998-03-05
2.

The Big Lebowski

6.5
8.1/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman, David Huddleston, John Turturro, Tara Reid, Sam Elliott, Ben Gazzara ..
Directed by: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Release date: 1998-03-06
3.

The Negotiator

5.9
7.3/10 IMDB

The police try to arrest expert hostage negotiator Danny Roman, who insists he's being framed for his partner's murder in what he believes is an elaborate conspiracy. Thinking there's evidence in the Internal Affairs offices that might clear him, he takes everyone in the office hostage and demands that another well-known negotiator be brought in to handle the situation and secretly investigate the conspiracy.

Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Kevin Spacey, David Morse, Ron Rifkin, John Spencer, J.T. Walsh, Siobhan Fallon Hogan, Paul Giamatti, Regina Taylor, Bruce Beatty ..
Directed by: F. Gary Gray
Release date: 1998-07-29
4.

Ronin

5.9
7.3/10 IMDB

A briefcase with undisclosed contents – sought by Irish terrorists and the Russian mob – makes its way into criminals' hands. An Irish liaison assembles a squad of mercenaries, or 'ronin', and gives them the thorny task of recovering the case.

Starring: Robert De Niro, Jean Reno, Natascha McElhone, Stellan Skarsgård, Sean Bean, Jonathan Pryce, Skipp Sudduth, Katarina Witt, Michael Lonsdale, Ron Perkins ..
Directed by: John Frankenheimer
Release date: 1998-09-25
5.

Rounders

5.9
7.3/10 IMDB

A young man is a reformed gambler who must return to playing big stakes poker to help a friend pay off loan sharks.

Starring: Matt Damon, John Turturro, Gretchen Mol, Goran Visnjic, Edward Norton, John Malkovich, Famke Janssen, Martin Landau, Mal Z. Lawrence, Paul Cicero ..
Directed by: John Dahl
Release date: 1998-09-11
6.

Rush Hour

5.8
7.0/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker, Ken Leung, Tom Wilkinson, Tzi Ma, Chris Penn, Robert Littman, Michael Chow, Julia Hsu, Kai Lennox ..
Directed by: Brett Ratner
Release date: 1998-09-18
7.

Lethal Weapon 4

5.5
6.6/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci, Rene Russo, Jet Li, Darlene Love, Traci Wolfe, Kim Chan, Steve Kahan, Damon Hines ..
Directed by: Richard Donner
Release date: 1998-07-10
8.

Les Misérables

5.4
7.5/10 IMDB

Jean Valjean, a Frenchman imprisoned for stealing bread, must flee a police officer named Javert. The pursuit consumes both men's lives, and soon Valjean finds himself in the midst of the student revolutions in France.

Starring: Liam Neeson, Geoffrey Rush, Uma Thurman, Claire Danes, Hans Matheson, Peter Vaughan, Jon Kenny, Gillian Hanna, Sylvie Koblížková, Mimi Newman ..
Directed by: Bille August
Release date: 1998-05-01
9.

Buffalo '66

5.4
7.5/10 IMDB

Billy is released after five years in prison. In the next moment, he kidnaps teenage student Layla and visits his parents with her, pretending she is his girlfriend and they will soon marry.

Starring: Vincent Gallo, Christina Ricci, Ben Gazzara, Anjelica Huston, Rosanna Arquette, Jan-Michael Vincent, Kevin Corrigan, Mickey Rourke, Kevin Pollak, Alex Karras ..
Directed by: Vincent Gallo
Release date: 1998-01-20
10.

SLC Punk

5.4
7.5/10 IMDB

Two former geeks become 1980s punks, then party and go to concerts while deciding what to do with their lives.

Starring: Matthew Lillard, Michael A. Goorjian, Annabeth Gish, Til Schweiger, Jason Segel, Devon Sawa, James Duval, Summer Phoenix, Christopher McDonald, Chiara Barzini ..
Directed by: James Merendino
Release date: 1998-09-24

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