Best Science Fiction Movies of 1998

1.

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
2.

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
3.

The X Files

5.2
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
4.

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
5.

Star Trek: Insurrection

4.8
6.4/10 IMDB

When an alien race and factions within Starfleet attempt to take over a planet that has "regenerative" properties, it falls upon Captain Picard and the crew of the Enterprise to defend the planet's people as well as the very ideals upon which the Federation itself was founded.

Starring: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn, Gates McFadden, Marina Sirtis, Gregg Henry, F. Murray Abraham, Anthony Zerbe ..
Directed by: Jonathan Frakes
Release date: 1998-12-11
6.

Soldier

4.5
6.0/10 IMDB

Sergeant Todd is a veteran soldier for an elite group of the armed forces. After being defeated by a new breed of genetically engineered soldiers, he is dumped on a waste planet and left for dead. He soon interacts with a group of crash survivors who lead out a peaceful existence. The peace is broken as the new soldiers land on the planet to eliminate the colony, which Sergeant Todd must defend.

Starring: Kurt Russell, Jason Scott Lee, Jason Isaacs, Connie Nielsen, Sean Pertwee, Gary Busey, James Black, Mark De Alessandro, Vladimir Orlov, Michael Chiklis ..
Directed by: Paul W. S. Anderson
Release date: 1998-10-23
7.

Deep Rising

4.5
6.1/10 IMDB

A group of heavily armed hijackers board a luxury ocean liner in the South Pacific Ocean to loot it, only to do battle with a series of large-sized, tentacled, man-eating sea creatures who have taken over the ship first.

Starring: Treat Williams, Famke Janssen, Anthony Heald, Kevin J. O'Connor, Una Damon, Wes Studi, Derrick O'Connor, Jason Flemyng, Cliff Curtis, Clifton Powell ..
Directed by: Stephen Sommers
Release date: 1998-01-30
8.

Disturbing Behavior

4.2
5.7/10 IMDB

Steve Clark is a newcomer in the town of Cradle Bay, and he quickly realizes that there's something odd about his high school classmates. The clique known as the "Blue Ribbons" are the eerie embodiment of academic excellence and clean living. But, like the rest of the town, they're a little too perfect. When Steve's rebellious friend Gavin mysteriously joins their ranks, Steve searches for the truth with fellow misfit Rachel.

Starring: James Marsden, Katie Holmes, Nick Stahl, Steve Railsback, Bruce Greenwood, William Sadler, Katharine Isabelle, Derek Hamilton, Terry David Mulligan, Susan Hogan ..
Directed by: David Nutter
Release date: 1998-07-24
9.

Phantoms

4.0
5.5/10 IMDB

In the peaceful town of Snowfield, Colorado something evil has wiped out the community. And now, its up to a group of people to stop it, or at least get out of Snowfield alive.

Starring: Ben Affleck, Peter O'Toole, Rose McGowan, Joanna Going, Liev Schreiber, Nicky Katt, Clifton Powell, Rick Otto, Valerie Chow, Adam Nelson ..
Directed by: Joe Chappelle
Release date: 1998-01-23
10.

Lost in Space

3.9
5.2/10 IMDB

The prospects for continuing life on Earth in the year 2058 are grim. So the Robinsons are launched into space to colonize Alpha Prime, the only other inhabitable planet in the galaxy. But when a stowaway sabotages the mission, the Robinsons find themselves hurtling through uncharted space.

Starring: Gary Oldman, William Hurt, Matt LeBlanc, Mimi Rogers, Heather Graham, Lacey Chabert, Jack Johnson, Jared Harris, Mark Goddard, Lennie James ..
Directed by: Stephen Hopkins
Release date: 1998-04-03

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