Best 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.

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: 1998-08-28
5.

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
6.

Mulan

6.5
7.6/10 IMDB

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 Shang.

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
7.

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
8.

Rushmore

6.1
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
9.

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
10.

Dark City

6.1
7.6/10 IMDB

A man struggles with memories of his past, including a wife he cannot remember, in a nightmarish world with no sun and run by beings with telekinetic powers who seek the souls of humans.

Starring: Rufus Sewell, William Hurt, Kiefer Sutherland, Jennifer Connelly, Richard O'Brien, Ian Richardson, Bruce Spence, Colin Friels, John Bluthal, Mitchell Butel ..
Directed by: Alex Proyas
Release date: 1998-02-27
11.

A Bug's Life

6.0
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
12.

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
13.

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
14.

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
15.

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
16.

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
17.

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
18.

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
19.

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
20.

What Dreams May Come

5.9
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
21.

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
22.

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
23.

Ronin

5.8
7.2/10 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
24.

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
25.

Armageddon

5.8
6.7/10 IMDB

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 space mission provided he can bring along his own hotshot crew. Among them is the cocksure A.J. who Harry thinks isn't good enough for his daughter, until the mission proves otherwise.

Starring: Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton, Ben Affleck, Liv Tyler, Will Patton, Steve Buscemi, William Fichtner, Michael Clarke Duncan, Peter Stormare, Owen Wilson ..
Directed by: Michael Bay
Release date: 1998-07-01
26.

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
27.

The X Files

5.8
7.0/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Mitch Pileggi, William B. Davis, John Neville, Martin Landau, Jeffrey DeMunn, Dean Haglund, Bruce Harwood, Tom Braidwood ..
Directed by: Rob Bowman
Release date: 1998-06-19
28.

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
29.

There's Something About Mary

5.8
7.1/10 IMDB

For Ted, prom night went about as bad as it’s possible for any night to go. Thirteen years later, he finally gets another chance with his old prom date, only to run up against other suitors including the sleazy detective he hired to find her.

Starring: Ben Stiller, Cameron Diaz, Matt Dillon, Lee Evans, Chris Elliott, Lin Shaye, Jeffrey Tambor, Markie Post, Keith David, W. Earl Brown ..
Directed by: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly
Release date: 1998-07-15
30.

Blade

5.7
7.1/10 IMDB

The Daywalker known as "Blade" - a half-vampire, half-mortal man - becomes the protector of humanity against an underground army of vampires.

Starring: Wesley Snipes, Stephen Dorff, Kris Kristofferson, N'Bushe Wright, Donal Logue, Udo Kier, Arly Jover, Traci Lords, Kevin Patrick Walls, Tim Guinee ..
Directed by: Stephen Norrington
Release date: 1998-08-21
31.

Fallen

5.7
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
32.

City of Angels

5.6
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
33.

The Parent Trap

5.6
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
34.

The Wedding Singer

5.6
6.9/10 IMDB

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 complicated than anybody thought.

Starring: Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Christine Taylor, Allen Covert, Matthew Glave, Ellen Albertini Dow, Angela Featherstone, Alexis Arquette, Christina Pickles, Jodi Thelen ..
Directed by: Frank Coraci
Release date: 1998-02-13
35.

You've Got Mail

5.6
6.7/10 IMDB

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 trying to put her out of business.

Starring: Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Katie Sagona, Greg Kinnear, Parker Posey, Jean Stapleton, Steve Zahn, Heather Burns, Dabney Coleman, Hallee Hirsh ..
Directed by: Nora Ephron
Release date: 1998-02-26
36.

The Mask of Zorro

5.6
6.8/10 IMDB

It has been twenty years since Don Diego de la Vega fought Spanish oppression in Alta California as the legendary romantic hero, Zorro. Having escaped from prison he transforms troubled bandit Alejandro into his successor, in order to foil the plans of the tyrannical Don Rafael Montero who robbed him of his freedom, his wife and his precious daughter.

Starring: Antonio Banderas, Anthony Hopkins, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Stuart Wilson, Diego Sieres, José María de Tavira, Emiliano Guerra, Yolanda Orisaga, Paco Morayta, William Marquez ..
Directed by: Martin Campbell
Release date: 1998-07-16
37.

Lethal Weapon 4

5.6
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
38.

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
39.

Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island

5.5
7.7/10 IMDB

The Mystery Gang reunite and visit Moonscar Island, a remote island with a dark secret. Daphne wants more than just a villain in a costume, and they get more than they ever expected.

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
40.

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
41.

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
42.

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
43.

The Lion King II: Simba's Pride

5.4
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
44.

U.S. Marshals

5.4
6.5/10 IMDB

U.S. Marshal Sam Gerard is accompanying a plane load of convicts from Chicago to New York. The plane crashes spectacularly, and Mark Sheridan escapes. But when Diplomatic Security Agent John Royce is assigned to help Gerard recapture Sheridan, it becomes clear that Sheridan is more than just another murderer.

Starring: Tommy Lee Jones, Wesley Snipes, Robert Downey Jr., Joe Pantoliano, Daniel Roebuck, Tom Wood, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Irène Jacob, Kate Nelligan, Patrick Malahide ..
Directed by: Stuart Baird
Release date: 1998-03-06
45.

Practical Magic

5.4
6.2/10 IMDB

Sally and Gillian Owens, born into a magical family, have mostly avoided witchcraft themselves. But when Gillian's vicious boyfriend, Jimmy Angelov, dies unexpectedly, the Owens sisters give themselves a crash course in hard magic. With policeman Gary Hallet growing suspicious, the girls struggle to resurrect Angelov -- and unwittingly inject his corpse with an evil spirit that threatens to end their family line.

Starring: Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman, Evan Rachel Wood, Goran Visnjic, Stockard Channing, Dianne Wiest, Aidan Quinn, Alexandra Artrip, Caprice Benedetti, Camilla Belle ..
Directed by: Griffin Dunne
Release date: 1998-10-16
46.

A Simple Plan

5.4
7.5/10 IMDB

Captivated by the lure of sudden wealth, the quiet rural lives of two brothers erupt into conflicts of greed, paranoia and distrust when over $4 million in cash is discovered at the remote site of a downed small airplane. Their simple plan to retain the money while avoiding detection opens a Pandora's box when the fear of getting caught triggers panicked behavior and leads to virulent consequences.

Starring: Bill Paxton, Bridget Fonda, Billy Bob Thornton, Brent Briscoe, Chelcie Ross, Gary Cole, Becky Ann Baker, Tom Carey, Jack Walsh, John Paxton ..
Directed by: Sam Raimi
Release date: 1998-12-11
47.

The Faculty

5.3
6.5/10 IMDB

When some very creepy things start happening around school, the kids at Herrington High make a chilling discovery that confirms their worst suspicions: their teachers really are from another planet!

Starring: Jordana Brewster, Elijah Wood, Clea DuVall, Laura Harris, Josh Hartnett, Shawn Hatosy, Salma Hayek, Famke Janssen, Usher, Robert Patrick ..
Directed by: Robert Rodriguez
Release date: 1998-12-25
48.

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
49.

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
50.

Waking Ned

5.3
7.3/10 IMDB

When a lottery winner dies of shock, his fellow townsfolk attempt to claim the money.

Starring: Ian Bannen, David Kelly, Fionnula Flanagan, Susan Lynch, Brendan Dempsey, James Nesbitt, Paul Vaughan, Adrian Robinson, Maura O'Malley, Robert Hickey ..
Directed by: Kirk Jones
Release date: 1998-09-15

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