Best Family Movies of 1998



7.6/10 IMDB

To save her father from certain death in the army, a young woman secretly enlists in his place and becomes one of China's greatest heroines in the process.

Starring: Ming-Na Wen, Lea Salonga, Jackie Chan, Eddie Murphy, BD Wong, Donny Osmond, Miguel Ferrer, June Foray, Marni Nixon, Harvey Fierstein ..
Directed by: Tony Bancroft, Barry Cook
Release date: 1998-06-18

The Prince of Egypt

7.2/10 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

A Bug's Life

7.2/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Dave Foley, Kevin Spacey, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Hayden Panettiere, Phyllis Diller, Richard Kind, David Hyde Pierce, Joe Ranft, Denis Leary, Jonathan Harris ..
Directed by: John Lasseter
Release date: 1998-11-25

The Parent Trap

6.6/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Lindsay Lohan, Dennis Quaid, Natasha Richardson, Elaine Hendrix, Lisa Ann Walter, Simon Kunz, Polly Holliday, Maggie Wheeler, Ronnie Stevens, Joanna Barnes ..
Directed by: Nancy Meyers
Release date: 1998-07-28

Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island

7.7/10 IMDB

After going their separate ways, Scooby-Doo, Shaggy, Velma, Daphne, and Fred reunite to investigate the ghost of Moonscar the pirate on a haunted bayou island, but it turns out the swashbuckler's spirit isn't the only creepy character on the island. The sleuths also meet up with cat creatures and zombies... and it looks like for the first time in their lives, these ghouls might actually be real.

Starring: Scott Innes, Billy West, Mary Kay Bergman, Frank Welker, B.J. Ward, Adrienne Barbeau, Tara Strong, Cam Clarke, Jim Cummings, Mark Hamill ..
Directed by: Hiroshi Aoyama, Kazumi Fukushima, Jim Stenstrum
Release date: 1998-09-22

The Lion King II: Simba's Pride

6.4/10 IMDB

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?

Starring: Matthew Broderick, Moira Kelly, Neve Campbell, Liz Callaway, Andy Dick, Robert Guillaume, James Earl Jones, Nathan Lane, Jason Marsden, Suzanne Pleshette ..
Directed by: Darrell Rooney
Release date: 1998-10-24


6.5/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Woody Allen, Dan Aykroyd, Anne Bancroft, Danny Glover, Gene Hackman, Jane Curtin, Jennifer Lopez, John Mahoney, Paul Mazursky, Grant Shaud ..
Directed by: Eric Darnell, Tim Johnson
Release date: 1998-10-02

Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero

7.1/10 IMDB

When Mr. Freeze kidnaps Barbara Gordon, as an involuntary organ donor to save his dying wife, Batman and Robin must find her before the operation can begin.

Starring: Kevin Conroy, Michael Ansara, Loren Lester, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., George Dzundza, Robert Costanzo, Bob Hastings, Mary Kay Bergman, Marilu Henner, Dean Jones ..
Directed by: Boyd Kirkland
Release date: 1998-02-11

Simon Birch

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


6.6/10 IMDB

On her 13th birthday, Marnie learns she's a witch, discovers a secret portal, and is transported to Halloweentown — a magical place where ghosts and ghouls, witches and werewolves live apart from the human world. But she soon finds herself battling wicked warlocks, evil curses, and endless surprises.

Starring: Debbie Reynolds, Judith Hoag, Kimberly J. Brown, Joey Zimmerman, Emily Roeske, Phillip Van Dyke, Robin Thomas, Betty Moyer, Shannon Day, J.W. Crawford ..
Directed by: Duwayne Dunham
Release date: 1998-11-10

Babe: Pig in the City

5.8/10 IMDB

Babe, fresh from his victory in the sheepherding contest, returns to Farmer Hoggett's farm, but after Farmer Hoggett is injured and unable to work, Babe has to go to the big city to save the farm.

Starring: James Cromwell, Mary Stein, Mickey Rooney, Magda Szubanski, Elizabeth Daily, Danny Mann, Glenne Headly, Steven Wright, James Cosmo, Nathan Kress ..
Directed by: George Miller
Release date: 1998-11-25

Quest for Camelot

6.2/10 IMDB

During the times of King Arthur, Kayley is a brave girl who dreams of following her late father as a Knight of the Round Table. The evil Ruber wants to invade Camelot and take the throne of King Arthur, and Kayley has to stop him.

Starring: Jessalyn Gilsig, Cary Elwes, Gary Oldman, Don Rickles, Jane Seymour, Pierce Brosnan, Bronson Pinchot, Jaleel White, Gabriel Byrne, John Gielgud ..
Directed by: Frederik Du Chau
Release date: 1998-05-15


6.5/10 IMDB

Paulie, an intelligent parrot who actually talks, relates the story of his struggle to a Russian immigrant who works as a janitor at the research institute where he is housed and neglected. Paulie's story begins many years earlier when he is given as a gift to a little girl who stutters. Eventually, he teaches the girl to speak correctly but is taken away by her father because he believes the girl cannot distinguish fantasy from reality because she believes the bird can talk. Paulie goes through a series of adventures with a pawn shop owner, an aging widow, a Mexican-American troubadour and a would be thief before being taken to the institute where he now lives

Starring: Gena Rowlands, Tony Shalhoub, Cheech Marin, Bruce Davison, Trini Alvarado, Jay Mohr, Buddy Hackett, Hallie Eisenberg, Matt Craven, Bill Cobbs ..
Directed by: John Roberts
Release date: 1998-04-17

Doctor Dolittle

5.4/10 IMDB

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!

Starring: Eddie Murphy, Ossie Davis, Oliver Platt, Peter Boyle, Richard Schiff, Kristen Wilson, Kyla Pratt, Jeffrey Tambor, Steven Gilborn, Raven-Symoné ..
Directed by: Betty Thomas
Release date: 1998-06-26

The Rugrats Movie

5.9/10 IMDB

Annoyed by the responsibility of being an older brother to Dil, Tommy sets out with Chuckie, Phil, and Lil to return his baby brother to the hospital. However, they inadvertently get lost in the woods during their trip.

Starring: Whoopi Goldberg, David Spade, Elizabeth Daily, Tara Strong, Christine Cavanaugh, Kath Soucie, Cheryl Chase, Tim Curry, Jack Riley, Busta Rhymes ..
Directed by: Norton Virgien, Igor Kovalyov
Release date: 1998-11-20

Mighty Joe Young

5.7/10 IMDB

As a child living in Africa, Jill Young saw her mother killed while protecting wild gorillas from poachers led by Andrei Strasser. Now an adult, Jill cares for an orphaned gorilla named Joe -- who, due to a genetic anomaly, is 15 feet tall. When Gregg O'Hara arrives from California and sees the animal, he convinces Jill that Joe would be safest at his wildlife refuge. But Strasser follows them to the U.S., intent on capturing Joe for himself.

Starring: Charlize Theron, Rade Šerbedžija, Bill Paxton, Regina King, Peter Firth, Naveen Andrews, David Paymer, Robert Wisdom, Christian Clemenson, Geoffrey Blake ..
Directed by: Ron Underwood
Release date: 1998-12-25

Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World

4.8/10 IMDB

When news of John Smith's death reaches America, Pocahontas is devastated. She sets off to London with John Rolfe, to meet with the King of England on a diplomatic mission: to create peace and respect between the two great lands. However, Governor Ratcliffe is still around; he wants to return to Jamestown and take over. He will stop at nothing to discredit the young princess.

Starring: Irene Bedard, Jim Cummings, Donal Gibson, Finola Hughes, Linda Hunt, Judy Kuhn, Russell Means, David Ogden Stiers, Jean Stapleton, Billy Zane ..
Directed by: Tom Ellery, Bradley Raymond
Release date: 1998-08-04

I'll Be Home for Christmas

5.5/10 IMDB

Estranged from his father, college student Jake is lured home to New York for Christmas with the promise of receiving a classic Porsche as a gift. When the bullying football team dumps him in the desert in a Santa suit, Jake is left without identification or money to help him make the journey. Meanwhile, his girlfriend, Allie, does not know where he is, and accepts a cross-country ride from Jake's rival, Eddie.

Starring: Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Jessica Biel, Adam LaVorgna, Gary Cole, Eve Gordon, Lauren Maltby, Sean O'Bryan, Kathleen Freeman, Boyd Banks, Andrew Lauer ..
Directed by: Arlene Sanford
Release date: 1998-11-13

Jack Frost

5.4/10 IMDB

A father, who can't keep his promises, dies in a car accident. One year later, he returns as a snowman, who has the final chance to put things right with his son before he is gone forever.

Starring: Michael Keaton, Kelly Preston, Mark Addy, Joseph Cross, Henry Rollins, Mika Boorem, Andrew Lawrence, Eli Marienthal, Will Rothhaar, Taylor Handley ..
Directed by: Troy Miller
Release date: 1998-12-10


6.0/10 IMDB

Horrified at the prospect of her beloved school being sold, a young French girl named Madeline uses her wit and craftiness to attempt to save it, making an unlikely new friend in the process.

Starring: Hatty Jones, Frances McDormand, Nigel Hawthorne, Ben Daniels, Arturo Venegas, Stéphane Audran, Katia Caballero, Chantal Neuwirth, Kristian de la Osa, Clare Thomas ..
Directed by: Daisy von Scherler Mayer
Release date: 1998-07-10
Best Family Movies of 1998 : Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Movie

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Movie

5.8/10 IMDB

Young Rudolph suffers a childhood accident that sees his nose turn from the publicly accepted norm of black to a glowing red colour. His parents worry about him getting teased, and indeed he does in the end. When he is beaten in the reindeer games by his rival for a doe he fancies, Rudolph runs away and moves into a cave with Slyly the Fox. However can he overcome his fear and reach his true potential?

Starring: Eric Pospisil, Kathleen Barr, John Goodman, Whoopi Goldberg, Debbie Reynolds, Bob Newhart, Eric Idle, Richard Simmons, Matt Hill, Vanessa Morley ..
Directed by: William R. Kowalchuk Jr.
Release date: 1998-10-16

An American Tail: The Treasure of Manhattan Island

5.7/10 IMDB

Fievel and his friend Tony Toponi find a map that they believe points to a treasure buried somewhere beneath Old New York, and the plucky rodent is determined to find it. However, what he discovers under the city is a tribe of Native American mice who were driven underground by prejudiced European immigrants.

Starring: Thomas Dekker, Dom DeLuise, Pat Musick, Nehemiah Persoff, Erica Yohn, Lacey Chabert, Elaine Bilstad, René Auberjonois, David Carradine, Sherman Howard ..
Directed by: Larry Latham
Release date: 1998-11-16
Best Family Movies of 1998 : Forbudt for børn

Forbudt for børn

7.4/10 IMDB

The second film of the trilogy, "It is forbidden for children". The family is pushed into depression and the heavy drinking mother Skrubsak does not help.

Starring: Ole Dupont, Maurice Blinkenberg-Thrane, Amalie Dollerup, Birgitte Federspiel, Martin Brygmann, Per Oscarsson, Hanne Hedelund, Stephania Potalivo, Anders Nyborg, Lise-Lotte Norup ..
Directed by: Jesper W. Nielsen
Release date: 1998-03-26

The Land Before Time VI: The Secret of Saurus Rock

5.7/10 IMDB

Legends claim that Saurus Rock keeps bad luck out of the Great Valley. Is it really true? Could the mysterious Longneck named Doc be the famous Lone Dinosaur, who can defeat a Sharptooth with his lasso-like tail? To find out, Littlefoot and company must cross the great Valley and face a dangerous Sharptooth themselves!

Starring: Thomas Dekker, Kenneth Mars, Anndi McAfee, Aria Noelle Curzon, Jeff Bennett, Nancy Cartwright, Sandy Fox, Miriam Flynn, John Ingle, Danny Mann ..
Directed by: Charles Grosvenor
Release date: 1998-12-01


6.6/10 IMDB

In the 1960s, a group of friends at an all girls school learn that their school is going to be combined with a nearby all boys school. They concoct a plan to save their school while dealing with everyday problems along the way.

Starring: Kirsten Dunst, Gaby Hoffmann, Lynn Redgrave, Rachael Leigh Cook, Tom Guiry, Vincent Kartheiser, Monica Keena, Matthew Lawrence, Heather Matarazzo, Merritt Wever ..
Directed by: Sarah Kernochan
Release date: 1998-08-21
Best Family Movies of 1998 : Adventures in Odyssey: A Stranger Among Us

Adventures in Odyssey: A Stranger Among Us

7.2/10 IMDB

Can it be true? Is there a murderer loose in Odyssey? Despite a warning to be careful what they put into their minds, watching a horror movie leads Connie's and Dylan's imaginations into wild areas that put them in danger.

Starring: Kyle Gibson, Paul Herlinger, Will Ryan, Katie Leigh ..
Release date: 1998-04-14

Dancer, Texas Pop. 81

6.7/10 IMDB

Four guys, best friends, have grown up together in DANCER, TEXAS POP. 81, a tiny town in West Texas. Years ago, they made a solemn vow to leave town together as soon as they graduate. Now, it's that weekend and the time has come to "put up or shut up." The clock is ticking and as all 81 people in the town watch, comment, offer advice and place bets, these four very different boys with unique backgrounds struggle with the biggest decision of their lives... whether to stay or leave home.

Starring: Breckin Meyer, Peter Facinelli, Eddie Mills, Ethan Embry, Ashley Johnson, Patricia Wettig, Michael O'Neill, Eddie Jones, Alexandra Holden, Shawn Weatherly ..
Directed by: Tim McCanlies
Release date: 1998-05-01

The Swan Princess: The Mystery of the Enchanted Kingdom

5.5/10 IMDB

The royal couple Odette and Derek face yet another evil magician, this time a woman named Zelda. Lusting for the treasure of the Forbidden Arts, which will give her absolute power, Zelda kidnaps Odette as ransom. Derek and several animal friends head off to rescue Odette

Starring: Michelle Nicastro, Brian Nissen, Joseph Medrano, Steve Vinovich, Christy Landers, Katja Zoch, Donald Sage Mackay, Doug Stone, Paul Masonson, Owen Miller ..
Directed by: Richard Rich
Release date: 1998-08-04

Casper Meets Wendy

5.2/10 IMDB

When a warlock threatens Wendy the Good Little Witch, she and her aunts hide out at a resort where Casper the Ghost is vacationing with his uncles. Although Casper and Wendy are told ghosts and witches don't get along, the two are kindred spirits! This spooky family-friendly adventure finds Casper and Wendy bridging the ghost-witch divide to battle the warlock who is intent on destroying Wendy.

Starring: Cathy Moriarty, Shelley Duvall, Teri Garr, George Hamilton, Hilary Duff, Richard Moll, Vincent Schiavelli, Blake Foster, Rodger Halston, Michael McDonald ..
Directed by: Sean McNamara
Release date: 1998-09-08
Best Family Movies of 1998 : Goosebumps: The Ghost Next Door

Goosebumps: The Ghost Next Door

7.4/10 IMDB

When Hannah Fairchild meets her new neighbor, Danny Anderson, she thinks he's a bit weird...could he be a ghost?

Starring: Nicole Dicker, Cody Jones, Neil Crone, J. Adam Brown, Dov Tiefenbach, Diego Matamoros, Alex Fallis, Amanda Hancox, Judy White, Salvatore Antonio ..
Directed by: Don McCutcheon
Release date: 1998-09-28
Best Family Movies of 1998 : Goosebumps: How I Got My Shrunken Head

Goosebumps: How I Got My Shrunken Head

6.3/10 IMDB

After receiving a mysterious shrunken head from his Aunt Benna, young Mark travels to the jungle island of Baladora where he finds his Aunt has disappeared.

Starring: Daniel Clark, Barbara Radecki, George Chiang, Beki Lantos, Paul Eves, Dixie Seatle, Laura Press, Richard Fitzpatrick ..
Directed by: Ron Oliver
Release date: 1998-09-14
Best Family Movies of 1998 : Brink!


6.9/10 IMDB

Andy "Brink" Brinker and his in-line skating crew--Peter, Jordy, and Gabriella--who call themselves "Soul-Skaters" (which means they skate for the fun of it, and not for the money), clash with a group of sponsored skaters, Team X-Bladz--led by Val--with whom they attend high school in southern California. When Brink discovers his family is in financial trouble, he goes against the wishes of his parents and his friends and joins Team X-Bladz. Brink tries to lead a double life but will be able to pull it off?

Starring: Erik von Detten, Sam Horrigan, Christina Vidal, Robin Riker, Geoffrey Blake, Walter Jones, Walter Jones, Patrick Levis, Joey Simmrin, Asher Gold ..
Directed by: Greg Beeman
Release date: 1998-08-28

Belle's Magical World

4.9/10 IMDB

Belle, the Beast, Lumiere, Cogsworth and the rest of those zany castle residents use their imaginations to embark on three magical, storybook adventures. This direct-to-video anthology serves as a "sequel" to Disney's animated hit film. In "The Perfect World," Belle and the Beast learn about forgiveness. In "Fifi's Folly," Lumiere's girlfriend is jealous of his bond with Belle. And in "Broken Wing," the Beast learns to be kind to an injured bird.

Starring: Robby Benson, Paige O'Hara, David Ogden Stiers, Jerry Orbach, Kimmy Robertson, Frank Welker, Jeff Bennett, Jim Cummings, Rob Paulsen, April Winchell ..
Directed by: Cullen Blaine, Dale Case
Release date: 1998-02-16
Best Family Movies of 1998 : Goosebumps: Chillogy

Goosebumps: Chillogy

7.4/10 IMDB

Jessica, a teenage girl obsessed with money but greedy when it comes to sharing it, is swept away into a surreal small town environment and learns the hard way that being greedy gets you nothing but trouble.

Starring: Daniel Kash, Caterina Scorsone, Maggie Huculak, Melanie Nicholls-King, Gil Filar, Warren Benns ..
Directed by: William Fruet
Release date: 1998-04-25

Billboard Dad

5.2/10 IMDB

High above Hollywood Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are playing Matchmakers! One's a surfer. The other's a high diver. When these two sisters team up to find a new love for their newly single Dad, it's a fun-loving, eye-catching California adventure gone wild. Mary-Kate and Ashley star in this fabulously funny love-struck comedy filled with crazy schemes and cool surprises. Determined to find their Dad, Max, a new love, the girls paint a personal ad on a giant billboard in the heart of Hollywood. After a few disastrous dates, Max finally meets Brooke and it's love at first sight. There's just one hitch, her unruly skateboarding son is the girls' arch rival. Now, with the girls plotting every action-packed step of the way, they've got to find out if love really does conquer all. Full of outrageous events, mixed-up matches and lots of laughs, Billboard Dad tops the charts as Mary-Kate and Ashley's coolest mischief-making adventure ever!

Starring: Mary-Kate Olsen, Ashley Olsen, Tom Amandes, Jessica Tuck, Carl Banks, Ellen Ratner, Sam Saletta, Rafael Rojas III, Troian Bellisario, Angelique Parry ..
Directed by: Alan Metter
Release date: 1998-02-06
Best Family Movies of 1998 : Backstreet Boys: All Access Video

Backstreet Boys: All Access Video

7.8/10 IMDB

1. The Making of "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)" 2. "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)" [Extended Dance Mix with Dialogue] 3. On the Set of "As Long As You Love Me" 4. "As Long As You Love Me" 5. "All I Have To Give" (Sneak Preview) 6. "Quit Playing Games (With My Heart)" 7. Get Down (You're The One For Me)" & "Anywhere For You" [Recorded Live at Festhalle, Frankfurt, Germany] 8. "I'll Never Break Your Heart" [Recorded Live at MuchMusic, January 4, 1998] 9. "We've Got It Goin' On"

Starring: Howie Dorough, Brian Littrell, AJ McLean, Kevin Richardson, Nick Carter ..
Release date: 1998-06-02

The First Christmas

7.4/10 IMDB

The story of the birth of Christ brought to life in this claymation short film.

Starring: Christopher Plummer, Nicholas Ellenbogen, Keith Grenville, Frank Moynihan, Jonathan Pienaar, Michelle Scott, Chumano Sebe, Billy Second, Farouk Valley-Omar, Gordon Van Rooyen ..
Directed by: Lindsay Van Blerk
Release date: 1998-01-01
Best Family Movies of 1998 : An Avonlea Christmas

An Avonlea Christmas

7.5/10 IMDB

An Avonlea Christmas pays tribute to the indomitable and sometimes intolerable matriarch of the King family, Hetty King. When she suddenly collapses during the holidays, Hetty is hospitalized. Feeling homesick and alone, she begins to re-evaluate her relationships and her accomplishments in life. The story takes place against the backdrop of World War I as the King family prepares for its traditional Christmas dinner. The reunion is marred by the fact that one of its youngest members, Felix, is missing in action; making differences of opinion about the war effort glaringly obvious. This wonderful and accomplished cast comes together in an uplifting drama that illustrates the frailty of life and the importance of strength of family in turbulent times. (from DVD liner notes)

Starring: Jackie Burroughs, Lally Cadeau, Lally Cadeau, Mag Ruffman, Zachary Bennett, Patricia Hamilton, Gema Zamprogna, Molly Atkinson, Ryan Cooley, Cedric Smith ..
Release date: 1998-12-13
Best Family Movies of 1998 : Fetch


6.2/10 IMDB

Cat wins a radio contest, and attempts to answer the phone as Dog chases down his tennis ball.

Starring: Jim Cummings, Tom Kenny, Carlos Alazraqui, Billy West, Maria Bamford ..
Directed by: Derek Drymon, Robert Porter, Larry Leichliter
Release date: 1998-11-20
Best Family Movies of 1998 : The Spirit of Mickey

The Spirit of Mickey

7.5/10 IMDB

From the moment Mickey Mouse appeared on the big screen whistling on a steamboat, Walt Disney's endearing little mouse captured hearts and tickled funny bones. In celebration of the world's most famous and best-loved character, his best friends -- Minnie, Donald, Goofy and the gang -- present Mickey through the years in his most memorable movie shorts. From Mickey's color debut in "The Band Concert," to "Orphan's Picnic" and "Mickey's Surprise Party," to the inspired "Mickey and the Seal," The Spirit of Mickey is an engaging collection of Mickey's best and brightest. Includes Mickey's big-screen debut, "Steamboat Willie".

Release date: 1998-07-14
Best Family Movies of 1998 : Ludovic - The Snow Gift

Ludovic - The Snow Gift

7.2/10 IMDB

It's winter in a thatched cottage, home to a family of teddy bears. The young cub Ludovic dreams of tobogganing but his parents tell him he's too little. He invents wonderful games to share with a doll that miraculously comes to life. This tender tale evokes the cozy relationship between a child and a favourite toy.

Starring: Sonja Ball ..
Directed by: Co Hoedeman
Release date: 1998-11-05
Best Family Movies of 1998 : Goosebumps: Deep Trouble

Goosebumps: Deep Trouble

6.2/10 IMDB

Billy and Sheena visit their Uncle Harold on an island in the Caribbean, but while exploring under water they find something terrible lurking deep below the sea.

Starring: Laura Vandervoort, Tod Fennell, Maria Vacratsis, Paul Miller, Mark Ellis, Alex Fallis ..
Directed by: William Fruet
Release date: 1998-11-16
Best Family Movies of 1998 : The Wiggles: Wiggle Time

The Wiggles: Wiggle Time

7.6/10 IMDB

Have fun with The Wiggles playing, singing and dancing along with their friends Henry the Octopus, Wags the Dog, Captain Feathersword and Dorothy the Dinosaur!

Starring: Sam Moran, Jeff Fatt, Murray Cook, Anthony Field, Greg Page ..
Directed by: Martin Murphy, phil cullen, Chisholm McTavish
Release date: 1998-04-13
Best Family Movies of 1998 : Sabrina Goes to Rome

Sabrina Goes to Rome

6.1/10 IMDB

Sabrina goes to Rome, with Salem stowaway-ed in her backpack, to free her 16th-century aunt Sophia who was banished for divulging her powers to a non-witch.

Starring: Melissa Joan Hart, Eddie Mills, Tara Strong, James Fields, Eric Alexander, Nick Bakay, Richard Steven Horvitz, Francesco Mazzini, Evelyn Furtak, Patrick Dreikauss ..
Directed by: Tibor Takács
Release date: 1998-10-04
Best Family Movies of 1998 : Scratches in the Table

Scratches in the Table

7.1/10 IMDB

When Madelief's grandmother dies, her mother takes her to the funeral. She then visits her grandfather, but quickly gets bored, until Mischa tells her how much fun a rural summer can be. She investigates her grandmother's "summer house", made curious by the lock on the door. Madelief didn't remember her grandmother, but from her snooping in the summer house she learns a lot about her. Written by Steve Schonberger

Starring: Madelief Verelst, Rijk de Gooyer, Peter Blok, Margo Dames, Kitty Courbois ..
Directed by: Ineke Houtman
Release date: 1998-10-15

Air Bud: Golden Receiver

4.5/10 IMDB

Josh and Buddy move from basketball to football in this first of several sequels to the original Air Bud.

Starring: Kevin Zegers, Tim Conway, Dick Martin, Nora Dunn, Gregory Harrison, Cynthia Stevenson, Perry Anzilotti, Robert Costanzo, Frank C. Turner, Shahai Khademi ..
Directed by: Richard Martin
Release date: 1998-08-14

Second Chances

6.4/10 IMDB

A little girl's physical and emotional reawakening after an accident claims her father and her spirit.

Starring: Tom Amandes, Isabel Glasser, Kelsey Mulrooney, Terry Moore, Stuart Whitman, Madeline Zima, Charles Shaughnessy, Erica Hess, Theodore Bikel, Hans Howes ..
Directed by: James Fargo
Release date: 1998-09-01

Wide Awake

5.9/10 IMDB

The tale of a ten-year-old boy in a Catholic school who, following the death of his beloved grandfather, embarks on a quest to discover the meaning of life.

Starring: Denis Leary, Joseph Cross, Rosie O'Donnell, Dana Delany, Timothy Reifsnyder, Camryn Manheim, Julia Stiles, Dan Lauria, Robert Loggia, Stefan Niemczyk ..
Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan
Release date: 1998-03-20

Dennis the Menace Strikes Again!

4.3/10 IMDB

Barricade the doors. Lock the windows. Because he's baaaack. That one-boy wrecking crew, Dennis the Menace, returns for more mischief and mayhem. Based on the comic strip and TV show about a mischievous little boy with a gift for the potentially lethal prank.

Starring: Don Rickles, George Kennedy, Justin Cooper, Betty White, Brian Doyle-Murray, Carrot Top, Alexa PenaVega, Dwier Brown, Heidi Swedberg, Keith Reece ..
Directed by: Charles T. Kanganis
Release date: 1998-07-14
Best Family Movies of 1998 : Crackers


6.3/10 IMDB

Larceny, adultery, sabotage and treachery. Yes, just your typical Christmas with the Dredge family! Twelve-year-old Joey Dredge is in trouble again. Expelled for jumping off the school roof, he's haunted by his father's death and hates his mother's new boyfriend and his bullying son. Compounding his misery is the knowledge he has to spend Christmas with them at the family beach house. Things look grim until the unexpected arrival of great-grandfather Albert, fresh from a stint in prison. Forced to share the back shed with this swearing, farting and devious octogenarian, Joey's life changes. Between barbecuing the family dog, performing a self-burial and causing his intended step-father to consume a startling amount of hash, Joey learns a few life lessons from Albert, who despite his many vices may give Joey the strength to accept the past and embrace the future.

Starring: Daniel Kellie, Peter Rowsthorn, Susan Lyons, Terry Gill, Maggie King, Valerie Bader, Warren Mitchell, Christopher Chapman, Christopher Chapman, Louise Siversen ..
Directed by: David Swann
Release date: 1998-07-09

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