Best Drama Movies of 1998

1.

Saving Private Ryan

7.1
8.6/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Tom Hanks, Tom Sizemore, Edward Burns, Barry Pepper, Adam Goldberg, Vin Diesel, Giovanni Ribisi, Jeremy Davies, Matt Damon, Ted Danson ..
Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Release date: 1998-07-24
2.

American History X

6.9
8.5/10 IMDB

Derek Vineyard is paroled after serving 3 years in prison for killing two African-American men. 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.

Starring: Edward Norton, Edward Furlong, Beverly D'Angelo, Avery Brooks, Jennifer Lien, Ethan Suplee, Stacy Keach, Fairuza Balk, Elliott Gould, Guy Torry ..
Directed by: Tony Kaye
Release date: 1998-07-01
3.

The Truman Show

6.8
8.2/10 IMDB

Truman Burbank is the star of The Truman Show, a 24-hour-a-day reality TV show that broadcasts every aspect of his life 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.

Starring: Jim Carrey, Laura Linney, Noah Emmerich, Natascha McElhone, Holland Taylor, Ed Harris, Brian Delate, Paul Giamatti, Peter Krause, Blair Slater ..
Directed by: Peter Weir
Release date: 1998-06-04
4.

The Thin Red Line

6.2
7.6/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Sean Penn, Adrien Brody, Jim Caviezel, Ben Chaplin, George Clooney, John Cusack, Woody Harrelson, Elias Koteas, Nick Nolte, John C. Reilly ..
Directed by: Terrence Malick
Release date: 1998-03-05
5.

Rushmore

6.2
7.6/10 IMDB

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 teacher. However, the situation soon gets complicated when Max's new friend becomes involved with her, setting the two pals against one another in a war for her attention.

Starring: Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Olivia Williams, Seymour Cassel, Brian Cox, Mason Gamble, Sara Tanaka, Stephen McCole, Luke Wilson, Dipak Pallana ..
Directed by: Wes Anderson
Release date: 1998-12-11
6.

Pleasantville

6.1
7.5/10 IMDB

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 modern attitude disrupts Pleasantville's peaceful but boring routine, she literally brings color into its life.

Starring: Tobey Maguire, Reese Witherspoon, William H. Macy, Joan Allen, Jeff Daniels, Don Knotts, Paul Walker, Jane Kaczmarek, J. T. Walsh, Marley Shelton ..
Directed by: Gary Ross
Release date: 1998-09-17
7.

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

6.0
7.5/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Johnny Depp, Benicio del Toro, Tobey Maguire, Christina Ricci, Ellen Barkin, Gary Busey, Cameron Diaz, Mark Harmon, Katherine Helmond, Michael Jeter ..
Directed by: Terry Gilliam
Release date: 1998-05-22
8.

Enemy of the State

6.0
7.3/10 IMDB

A hotshot Washington criminal lawyer becomes the target of a rogue security executive videotaped in the act of murdering a congressman when the incriminating tape is surreptitiously slipped into his shopping bag by the videographer, who is fleeing the executive's assassins.

Starring: Will Smith, Gene Hackman, Jon Voight, Lisa Bonet, Regina King, Stuart Wilson, Laura Cayouette, Loren Dean, Barry Pepper, Ian Hart ..
Directed by: Tony Scott
Release date: 1998-11-20
9.

The Prince of Egypt

6.0
7.1/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Val Kilmer, Ralph Fiennes, Patrick Stewart, Michelle Pfeiffer, Sandra Bullock, Jeff Goldblum, Danny Glover, Helen Mirren, Steve Martin, Martin Short ..
Directed by: Brenda Chapman, Steve Hickner, Simon Wells
Release date: 1998-12-16
10.

Meet Joe Black

6.0
7.2/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, Claire Forlani, Jake Weber, Marcia Gay Harden, Jeffrey Tambor, David S. Howard, Lois Kelly-Miller, Jahnni St. John, Richard Clarke ..
Directed by: Martin Brest
Release date: 1998-11-12
11.

Elizabeth

6.0
7.4/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush, Christopher Eccleston, Joseph Fiennes, John Gielgud, Richard Attenborough, Fanny Ardant, Eric Cantona, Vincent Cassel, Kathy Burke ..
Directed by: Shekhar Kapur
Release date: 1998-09-13
12.

The Negotiator

6.0
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
13.

Patch Adams

5.9
6.8/10 IMDB

The true story of Dr. Hunter "Patch" Adams, who in the 1970s found that humor is the best medicine, and was willing to do just anything to make his patients laugh—even if it meant risking his own career.

Starring: Robin Williams, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bob Gunton, Peter Coyote, Michael Jeter, Monica Potter, Harve Presnell, Daniel London, Josef Sommer, Irma P. Hall ..
Directed by: Tom Shadyac
Release date: 1998-12-25
14.

Pi

5.9
7.3/10 IMDB

A mathematical genius discovers a link between numbers and reality, and thus believes he can predict the future.

Starring: Sean Gullette, Mark Margolis, Ben Shenkman, Samia Shoaib, Pamela Hart, Ajay Naidu, Joanne Gordon, Stephen Pearlman, Kristyn Mae-Anne Lao, Lauren Fox ..
Directed by: Darren Aronofsky
Release date: 1998-07-10
15.

EverAfter

5.9
7.0/10 IMDB

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 ... after beaning him with an apple.

Starring: Drew Barrymore, Dougray Scott, Anjelica Huston, Patrick Godfrey, Megan Dodds, Melanie Lynskey, Timothy West, Judy Parfitt, Lee Ingleby, Toby Jones ..
Directed by: Andy Tennant
Release date: 1998-07-31
16.

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
17.

What Dreams May Come

5.8
6.9/10 IMDB

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 small chance that he will be able to bring her back to heaven.

Starring: Robin Williams, Cuba Gooding Jr., Annabella Sciorra, Max von Sydow, Jessica Brooks Grant, Josh Paddock, Rosalind Chao, Lucinda Jenney, Maggie McCarthy, Carin Sprague ..
Directed by: Vincent Ward
Release date: 1998-10-02
18.

Stepmom

5.8
6.8/10 IMDB

Jackie is a divorced mother of two. Isabel is the career minded girlfriend of Jackie’s ex-husband Luke, forced into the role of unwelcome stepmother to their children. But when Jackie discovers she is ill, both women realise they must put aside their differences to find a common ground and celebrate life to the fullest, while they have the chance.

Starring: Julia Roberts, Susan Sarandon, Ed Harris, Jena Malone, Liam Aiken, Jason Maves, Naama Kates, Andre B. Blake, Mary Louise Wilson, Mak Gilchrist ..
Directed by: Chris Columbus
Release date: 1998-12-25
19.

City of Angels

5.7
6.7/10 IMDB

When guardian angel Seth - who invisibly watches over the citizens of Los Angeles - becomes captivated by Maggie, a strong-willed heart surgeon, he ponders trading in his pure, otherworldly existence for a mortal life with his beloved. The couple embarks on a tender but forbidden romance spanning heaven and Earth.

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Meg Ryan, Andre Braugher, Dennis Franz, Colm Feore, Robin Bartlett, Joanna Merlin, Sarah Dampf, Rhonda Dotson, Nigel Gibbs ..
Directed by: Brad Silberling
Release date: 1998-04-10
20.

Fallen

5.6
7.0/10 IMDB

Homicide detective John Hobbes witnesses the execution of serial killer Edgar Reese. Soon after the execution the killings start again, and they are very similar to Reese's style.

Starring: Denzel Washington, John Goodman, Donald Sutherland, Embeth Davidtz, James Gandolfini, Elias Koteas, Gabriel Casseus, Michael J. Pagan, Robert Joy, Frank Medrano ..
Directed by: Gregory Hoblit
Release date: 1998-01-16
21.

Happiness

5.5
7.7/10 IMDB

The lives of many individuals connected by the desire for happiness, often from sources usually considered dark or evil.

Starring: Jane Adams, Jon Lovitz, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Dylan Baker, Evan Silverberg, Rufus Read, Justin Elvin, Lara Flynn Boyle, Cynthia Stevenson, Lila Glantzman-Leib ..
Directed by: Todd Solondz
Release date: 1998-10-16
22.

Sliding Doors

5.5
6.7/10 IMDB

London publicist Helen, effortlessly slides between parallel storylines that show what happens when she does or does not catch a train back to her apartment. Love. Romantic entanglements. Deception. Trust. Friendship. Comedy. All come into focus as the two stories shift back and forth, overlap and surprisingly converge.

Starring: Gwyneth Paltrow, John Hannah, John Lynch, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Zara Turner, Douglas McFerran, Paul Brightwell, Nina Young, Virginia McKenna, Kevin McNally ..
Directed by: Peter Howitt
Release date: 1998-04-23
23.

The Man in the Iron Mask

5.4
6.5/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jeremy Irons, Gérard Depardieu, Gabriel Byrne, John Malkovich, Anne Parillaud, Judith Godrèche, Edward Atterton, Peter Sarsgaard, Hugh Laurie ..
Directed by: Randall Wallace
Release date: 1998-03-12
24.

A Perfect Murder

5.4
6.6/10 IMDB

Millionaire industrialist Steven Taylor is a man who has everything but what he craves most: the love and fidelity of his wife. A hugely successful player in the New York financial world, he considers her to be his most treasured acquisition. But she needs more than simply the role of dazzling accessory.

Starring: Michael Douglas, Gwyneth Paltrow, Viggo Mortensen, David Suchet, Sarita Choudhury, Constance Towers, Will Lyman, Maeve McGuire, Michael P. Moran, Novella Nelson ..
Directed by: Andrew Davis
Release date: 1998-06-05
25.

Les Misérables

5.3
7.4/10 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
26.

Wild Things

5.3
6.6/10 IMDB

When teen-socialite Kelly Van Ryan and troubled bad girl Suzie Toller accuse guidance counselor Sam Lombardo of rape, he's suspended by the school, rejected by the town, and fighting to get his life back. One cop suspects conspiracy, but nothing is what it seems...

Starring: Matt Dillon, Kevin Bacon, Neve Campbell, Denise Richards, Bill Murray, Theresa Russell, Robert Wagner, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Jeff Perry, Eduardo Yáñez ..
Directed by: John McNaughton
Release date: 1998-03-20
27.

SLC Punk

5.3
7.4/10 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 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
28.

Buffalo '66

5.3
7.4/10 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
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29.

The Siege

5.3
6.4/10 IMDB

The secret US abduction of a suspected terrorist from his Middle East homeland leads to a wave of terrorist attacks in New York. An FBI senior agent and his team attempt to locate and decommission the enemy cells, but must also deal with an Army General gone rogue and a female CIA agent of uncertain loyalties.

Starring: Denzel Washington, Annette Bening, Bruce Willis, Tony Shalhoub, Sami Bouajila, Mark Valley, Jack Gwaltney, David Proval, Lance Reddick, Aasif Mandvi ..
Directed by: Edward Zwick
Release date: 1998-11-06
30.

The Mighty

5.3
7.2/10 IMDB

Kevin, an intelligent guy helps out Maxwell to improve his reading skills. In return, Kevin wants Maxwell to take him out places since he is not authorized to go out. Being the social outcasts of the town, Kevin and Maxwell come to realize that they are similar to each other and accept that they are "freaks" and nothing will stop them.

Starring: Sharon Stone, Elden Henson, Kieran Culkin, Gena Rowlands, Harry Dean Stanton, Meat Loaf, Jenifer Lewis, James Gandolfini, Gillian Anderson, John Bourgeois ..
Directed by: Peter Chelsom
Release date: 1998-06-01
31.

Gods and Monsters

5.3
7.4/10 IMDB

It's 1957, and James Whale's heyday as the director of "Frankenstein," "Bride of Frankenstein" and "The Invisible Man" is long behind him. Retired and a semi-recluse, he lives his days accompanied only by images from his past. When his dour housekeeper, Hannah, hires a handsome young gardener, the flamboyant director and simple yard man develop an unlikely friendship, which will change them forever.

Starring: Ian McKellen, Brendan Fraser, Lynn Redgrave, Lolita Davidovich, David Dukes, Mark Kiely, Jack Plotnick, Rosalind Ayres, Jack Betts, Matt McKenzie ..
Directed by: Bill Condon
Release date: 1998-01-21
32.

Dangerous Beauty

5.2
7.1/10 IMDB

Veronica is brilliant, gifted and beautiful, but the handsome aristocrat she loves, Marco Venier, cannot marry her because she is penniless and of questionable family. So Veronica's mother, Paola, teaches her to become a courtesan, one of the exotic companions favored by the richest and most powerful Venetian men. Veronica courageously uses her charms to change destiny -- and to give herself a chance at true love.

Starring: Catherine McCormack, Rufus Sewell, Jacqueline Bisset, Oliver Platt, Naomi Watts, Jake Weber, Patrizia Leonet, Melina Kanakaredes, Fred Ward, Moira Kelly ..
Directed by: Marshall Herskovitz
Release date: 1998-02-20
33.

Deep Impact

5.2
6.2/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Robert Duvall, Téa Leoni, Elijah Wood, Vanessa Redgrave, Morgan Freeman, Maximilian Schell, Leelee Sobieski, James Cromwell, Jon Favreau, Laura Innes ..
Directed by: Mimi Leder
Release date: 1998-05-08
34.

Get Real

5.2
7.5/10 IMDB

Steven spends his school days longing for all-star athlete John. But John has a gorgeous girlfriend, and Steven is still in the closet about being gay. The only one who knows the teenager's secret is his friend Linda. After a curious run-in with John in a public restroom, Steven starts to wonder if the jock is straight after all. When they start a romance, it threatens to expose the truth about both of them.

Starring: Ben Silverstone, Brad Gorton, Charlotte Brittain, Stacy Hart, Kate McEnery, Patrick Nielsen, Tim Harris, James D. White, James Perkins, Nicholas Hunter ..
Directed by: Simon Shore
Release date: 1998-08-16
35.

The Horse Whisperer

5.2
6.7/10 IMDB

The mother of a severely traumatized daughter enlists the aid of a unique horse trainer to help the girl's equally injured horse.

Starring: Robert Redford, Kristin Scott Thomas, Sam Neill, Scarlett Johansson, Dianne Wiest, Chris Cooper, Cherry Jones, Ty Hillman, Kate Bosworth, Austin Schwarz ..
Directed by: Robert Redford
Release date: 1998-02-01
36.

Thursday

5.1
7.1/10 IMDB

A former Los Angeles drug dealer moves far away to Texas, making a new life for himself as a married architect in the suburbs. His old crime partner unexpectedly shows up with heroin and gangster business, attracting a slew of violent unsavory characters.

Starring: Thomas Jane, Paula Marshall, Aaron Eckhart, James Le Gros, Paulina Porizkova, Michael Jeter, Glenn Plummer, Mickey Rourke, Luck Hari, Bari K. Willerford ..
Directed by: Skip Woods
Release date: 1998-09-25
37.

Mercury Rising

5.1
6.1/10 IMDB

Renegade FBI agent Art Jeffries protects a nine-year-old autistic boy who has cracked the government's new "unbreakable" code.

Starring: Bruce Willis, Alec Baldwin, Miko Hughes, Chi McBride, Kim Dickens, Robert Stanton, Bodhi Elfman, Carrie Preston, Lindsey Ginter, Peter Stormare ..
Directed by: Harold Becker
Release date: 1998-04-03
38.

Sphere

5.1
6.1/10 IMDB

A spacecraft is discovered on the floor of the Pacific Ocean, presumed to be at least 300 years old and of alien origin. A crack team of scientists and experts is assembled and taken to the Habitat, a state-of-the-art underwater living environment, to investigate.

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Sharon Stone, Samuel L. Jackson, Peter Coyote, Liev Schreiber, Queen Latifah, Marga Gómez, Huey Lewis, Bernard Hocke, James Pickens Jr. ..
Directed by: Barry Levinson
Release date: 1998-02-13
39.

Croupier

5.0
7.0/10 IMDB

Jack Manfred is an aspiring writer who to make ends meet, takes a job as a croupier. Jack remains an observer, knowing that everything in life is a gamble and that gamblers are born to lose. Inevitably, he gets sucked into the world of the casino which takes its toll on his relationships and the novel he is writing.

Starring: Clive Owen, Kate Hardie, Alex Kingston, Gina McKee, Nicholas Ball, Alexander Morton, Paul Reynolds, Nick Reding, Barnaby Kay, Rhona Mitra ..
Directed by: Mike Hodges
Release date: 1998-06-25
40.

The Waterboy

5.0
6.1/10 IMDB

Bobby Boucher is a water boy for a struggling college football team. The coach discovers Boucher's hidden rage makes him a tackling machine whose bone-crushing power might vault his team into the playoffs.

Starring: Adam Sandler, Kathy Bates, Fairuza Balk, Henry Winkler, Jerry Reed, Lawrence Gilliard Jr., Blake Clark, Peter Dante, Jonathan Loughran, Al Whiting ..
Directed by: Frank Coraci
Release date: 1998-11-06
41.

Velvet Goldmine

5.0
6.9/10 IMDB

Almost a decade has elapsed since Bowiesque glam-rock superstar Brian Slade escaped the spotlight of the London scene. Now, investigative journalist Arthur Stuart is on assignment to uncover the truth behind the enigmatic Slade. Stuart, himself forged by the music of the 1970s, explores the larger-than-life stars who were once his idols and what has become of them since the turn of the new decade.

Starring: Ewan McGregor, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Christian Bale, Janet McTeer, Toni Collette, Eddie Izzard, Emily Woof, Michael Feast, Micko Westmoreland, Alastair Cumming ..
Directed by: Todd Haynes
Release date: 1998-10-23
42.

Playing by Heart

5.0
7.0/10 IMDB

A sexy, romantic comedy about modern couples coming together in funny and unexpected ways. Paul and Hannah discover that even after 40 years of marriage, they can still learn some very surprising things about each other. Meredith is a serious theatre director who isn't looking for a relationship... but has one looking for her in the person of the funny, persistent Trent. Then there's Joan and Keenan, young people searching for love in an L.A. club scene where the rules of dating seem to change every night.

Starring: Gillian Anderson, Ellen Burstyn, Angelina Jolie, Ryan Phillippe, Sean Connery, Gena Rowlands, Anthony Edwards, Jay Mohr, Dennis Quaid, Jon Stewart ..
Directed by: Willard Carroll
Release date: 1998-12-30
43.

Gia

5.0
6.9/10 IMDB

Gia Carangi travels to New York City with dreams of becoming a fashion model. Within minutes of arriving, she meets Wilhelmina Cooper, a wise and high-powered agent who takes Gia under her wing. With Cooper's help and her own natural instincts, Gia quickly shoots to the top of the modeling world. When Cooper dies of lung cancer, however, Gia turns to drugs – and both she and her career begin to spiral out of control.

Starring: Angelina Jolie, Elizabeth Mitchell, Eric Michael Cole, Kylie Travis, Mercedes Ruehl, Mila Kunis, Faye Dunaway, Louis Giambalvo, John Considine, Scott Cohen ..
Directed by: Michael Cristofer
Release date: 1998-01-31
44.

He Got Game

5.0
6.9/10 IMDB

A basketball player's father must try to convince him to go to a college so he can get a shorter prison sentence.

Starring: Denzel Washington, Ray Allen, Rosario Dawson, Hill Harper, Jill Kelly, Chasey Lain, John Turturro, Shaquille O'Neal, Charles Barkley, Michael Jordan ..
Directed by: Spike Lee
Release date: 1998-05-01
45.

Simon Birch

4.9
6.8/10 IMDB

Simon Birch and Joe Wenteworth are boys who have a reputation for being oddballs. Joe never knew his father, and his mother, Rebecca, is keeping her lips sealed no matter how much he protests. Simon, meanwhile, is an 11-year-old dwarf whose outsize personality belies his small stature. Indeed, he often assails the local reverend with thorny theological questions and joins Joe on his quest to find his biological father.

Starring: Ashley Judd, Ian Michael Smith, Joseph Mazzello, Oliver Platt, David Strathairn, Dana Ivey, Beatrice Winde, Jan Hooks, Cecilley Carroll, Jim Carrey ..
Directed by: Mark Steven Johnson
Release date: 1998-09-11
46.

Great Expectations

4.9
6.8/10 IMDB

Loosely based on the Charles Dickens' classic novel, "Great Expectations" is a sensual tale of a young man's unforgettable passage into manhood, and the three individuals who will undeniably change his life forever. Through the surprising interactions of these vivid characters, "Great Expectations" takes a unique and contemporary look at life's great coincidences.

Starring: Gwyneth Paltrow, Ethan Hawke, Chris Cooper, Anne Bancroft, Robert De Niro, Hank Azaria, Josh Mostel, Kim Dickens, Nell Campbell, Gabriel Mann ..
Directed by: Alfonso Cuarón
Release date: 1998-01-30
47.

Little Voice

4.9
7.0/10 IMDB

After the death of her father, Little Voice or LV becomes a virtual recluse, never going out and hardly ever saying a word. She just sits in her bedroom listening to her father's collection of old records of Shirley Bassey, Marilyn Monroe and various other famous female singers. But at night time, LV sings, imitating these great singers with surprising accuracy. One night she is overheard by one of her mother's boyfriends, who happens to be a talent agent. He manages to convince her that her talent is special and arranges for her to perform at the local night club, but several problems arise.

Starring: Brenda Blethyn, Michael Caine, Ewan McGregor, Jane Horrocks, Jim Broadbent, Annette Badland, Philip Jackson, Adam Fogerty, Fred Feast, Graham Turner ..
Directed by: Mark Herman
Release date: 1998-11-05
48.

Affliction

4.9
6.9/10 IMDB

A small town policeman must investigate a suspicious hunting accident. The investigation and other events result in him slowly disintegrating mentally.

Starring: Nick Nolte, James Coburn, Sissy Spacek, Willem Dafoe, Brigid Tierney, Holmes Osborne, Jim True-Frost, Tim Post, Mary Beth Hurt, Christopher Heyerdahl ..
Directed by: Paul Schrader
Release date: 1998-02-12
49.

Primary Colors

4.9
6.7/10 IMDB

In this adaptation of the best-selling roman à clef about Bill Clinton's 1992 run for the White House, the young and gifted Henry Burton is tapped to oversee the presidential campaign of Governor Jack Stanton. Burton is pulled into the politician's colorful world and looks on as Stanton -- who has a wandering eye that could be his downfall -- contends with his ambitious wife, Susan, and an outspoken adviser, Richard Jemmons.

Starring: John Travolta, Emma Thompson, Billy Bob Thornton, Kathy Bates, Adrian Lester, Maura Tierney, Larry Hagman, Diane Ladd, Rob Reiner, Allison Janney ..
Directed by: Mike Nichols
Release date: 1998-03-20
50.

A Civil Action

4.9
6.6/10 IMDB

Jan Schlickmann is a cynical lawyer who goes out to 'get rid of' a case, only to find out it is potentially worth millions. The case becomes his obsession, to the extent that he is willing to give up everything—including his career and his clients' goals—in order to continue the case against all odds.

Starring: John Travolta, Robert Duvall, Tony Shalhoub, William H. Macy, Zeljko Ivanek, Bruce Norris, John Lithgow, Kathleen Quinlan, Peter Jacobson, Mary Mara ..
Directed by: Steven Zaillian
Release date: 1998-12-25

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