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.

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
3.

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
4.

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
5.

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
6.

Small Soldiers

5.2
6.2/10 IMDB

When missile technology is used to enhance toy action figures, the toys soon begin to take their battle programming too seriously.

Starring: Gregory Smith, Kirsten Dunst, Denis Leary, Phil Hartman, David Cross, Jay Mohr, Kevin Dunn, Ann Magnuson, Wendy Schaal, Jacob Smith ..
Directed by: Joe Dante
Release date: 1998-07-10
7.

Sphere

5.1
6.1/10 IMDB

The OSSA discovers a spacecraft thought to be at least 300 years old at the bottom of the ocean. Immediately following the discovery, they decide to send a team down to the depths of the ocean to study the space craft. They are the best of best, smart and logical, and the perfect choice to learn more about the spacecraft.

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
8.

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
9.

Godzilla

4.7
5.4/10 IMDB

When a freighter is viciously attacked in the Pacific Ocean, a team of experts -- including biologist Niko Tatopoulos and scientists Elsie Chapman and Mendel Craven -- concludes that an oversized reptile is the culprit. Before long, the giant lizard is loose in Manhattan, destroying everything within its reach. The team chases the monster to Madison Square Garden, where a brutal battle ensues.

Starring: Matthew Broderick, Jean Reno, Maria Pitillo, Hank Azaria, Kevin Dunn, Michael Lerner, Harry Shearer, Arabella Field, Vicki Lewis, Doug Savant ..
Directed by: Roland Emmerich
Release date: 1998-05-20
10.

Soldier

4.6
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

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