Best History Movies of 1998

1.

Saving Private Ryan

7.0
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.

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
3.

Shakespeare in Love

5.8
7.1/10 IMDB

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 life (and title). As their relationship progresses, Shakespeare's comedy soon transforms into tragedy.

Starring: Joseph Fiennes, Gwyneth Paltrow, Geoffrey Rush, Tom Wilkinson, Judi Dench, Imelda Staunton, Colin Firth, Ben Affleck, Simon Callow, Steven Beard ..
Directed by: John Madden
Release date: 1998-01-29
4.

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
5.

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
6.

Elizabeth

5.3
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
Best History Movies of 1998 : The Last Days
7.

The Last Days

4.1
7.6/10 IMDB

Five Jewish Hungarians, now U.S. citizens, tell their stories: before March, 1944, when Nazis began to exterminate Hungarian Jews, months in concentration camps, and visiting childhood homes more than 50 years later. An historian, a Sonderkommando, a doctor who experimented on Auschwitz prisoners, and US soldiers who were part of the liberation in April, 1945.

Starring: Bill Basch, Martin Basch, Randolph Braham ..
Directed by: James Moll
Release date: 1998-10-23
8.

Legionnaire

3.9
5.5/10 IMDB

Alain Lefevre is a boxer paid by a Marseille mobster to take a dive. When he wins the fight he attempts to flee to America with the mobster's girlfriend Katrina. This plan fails and he seeks escape by joining the foreign legion. As part of the legion he tangles with abusive lieutenant Steinkampf and bonds with legionnaires Luther, Mackintosh and Rosetti.

Starring: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Steven Berkoff, Nicholas Farrell, Jim Carter, Ana Sofrenovi?, Daniel Caltagirone, Joseph Long, Mario Kalli, Joe Montana ..
Directed by: Peter MacDonald
Release date: 1998-12-03
Best History Movies of 1998 : Tatiana
9.

Tatiana

3.7
7.5/10 IMDB

In 1834, Tatiana and her family lived peacefully in an old windmill on the property of the Marquis of Icecrown until one day, her father, the miller, due to a series of poor harvests, has to ask the Marquis to lend him 1,200 escudos. Since the Marquis is wicked and cruel, he decides to get his money back and while the father is away, he forces the younger sister to fuck all the members of his escort service and himself. Deranged with anger, Tatiana decides to avenge her sister, but to do that, she needs money and finds herself forced to become a prostitute.

Starring: Tania Russof, David Perry, Rita Cardinale, Laura Black, Vanda Vitus, Deborah Noemi, Peggy Sue, Jennifer Red, Caroline, Mirka ..
Directed by: Pierre Woodman
Release date: 1998-01-01
Best History Movies of 1998 : Tatiana 3
10.

Tatiana 3

3.6
7.6/10 IMDB

At the Icecrown Castle by the lake, one of the Marquis' maids tells a washwoman about the latest rumours on her master. After a heated argument, the Marquise and her daughter abandon the castle, leaving her husband's guard with a pleasant memory. The Marquis madly in love with Tatiana, unloads all his burning desires on his servants while Tatiana, thanks to the money she has so skillfully earned, runs away from the brothel so as to go back to the person she loves, Thierry. But, unfortunately, it isn't that simple. Tatiana is forced to withstand unspeakable things and, distressed, flees to the arms of the person she most hates in the world who nevertheless, treats her like a princess: the Marquis of Icecrown. Don't miss the last episode of the hottest of all sagas, in which the main characters join in on the most perverse games, for your delight.

Starring: Tania Russof, David Perry, Ketthy Divan, Inga Ridere, Magalie, Nora, Suzanna, Timea, Keri, Myrka ..
Directed by: Pierre Woodman
Release date: 1998-03-01

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