Best Thriller Movies of 1998

1.

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
2.

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
3.

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
4.

Ronin

5.9
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
5.

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
6.

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
7.

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
8.

Fallen

5.6
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
9.

Lethal Weapon 4

5.5
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
10.

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
11.

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
12.

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
13.

Wild Things

5.3
6.6/10 IMDB

When teen-socialite Kelly Van Ryan and troubled bad girl Suzie Toller accuse guidance counselor Sam Lombardo of rape, he's suspended by the school, rejected by the town, and fighting to get his life back. One cop suspects conspiracy, but nothing is what it seems...

Starring: Matt Dillon, Kevin Bacon, Neve Campbell, Denise Richards, Bill Murray, Theresa Russell, Robert Wagner, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Jeff Perry, Eduardo Yáñez ..
Directed by: John McNaughton
Release date: 1998-03-20
Best Thriller Movies of 1998 : The Siege
14.

The Siege

5.3
6.4/10 IMDB

The secret US abduction of a suspected terrorist from his Middle East homeland leads to a wave of terrorist attacks in New York. An FBI senior agent and his team attempt to locate and decommission the enemy cells, but must also deal with an Army General gone rogue and a female CIA agent of uncertain loyalties.

Starring: Denzel Washington, Annette Bening, Bruce Willis, Tony Shalhoub, Sami Bouajila, Mark Valley, Jack Gwaltney, David Proval, Lance Reddick, Aasif Mandvi ..
Directed by: Edward Zwick
Release date: 1998-11-06
15.

Thursday

5.1
7.1/10 IMDB

A former Los Angeles drug dealer moves far away to Texas, making a new life for himself as a married architect in the suburbs. His old crime partner unexpectedly shows up with heroin and gangster business, attracting a slew of violent unsavory characters.

Starring: Thomas Jane, Paula Marshall, Aaron Eckhart, James Le Gros, Paulina Porizkova, Michael Jeter, Glenn Plummer, Mickey Rourke, Luck Hari, Bari K. Willerford ..
Directed by: Skip Woods
Release date: 1998-09-25
16.

Mercury Rising

5.1
6.1/10 IMDB

Renegade FBI agent Art Jeffries protects a nine-year-old autistic boy who has cracked the government's new "unbreakable" code.

Starring: Bruce Willis, Alec Baldwin, Miko Hughes, Chi McBride, Kim Dickens, Robert Stanton, Bodhi Elfman, Carrie Preston, Lindsey Ginter, Peter Stormare ..
Directed by: Harold Becker
Release date: 1998-04-03
17.

Snake Eyes

5.1
6.1/10 IMDB

All bets are off when corrupt homicide cop Rick Santoro witnesses a murder during a boxing match. It's up to him and lifelong friend and naval intelligence agent Kevin Dunne to uncover the conspiracy behind the killing. At every turn, Santoro makes increasingly shocking discoveries that even he can't turn a blind eye to.

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Gary Sinise, John Heard, Carla Gugino, Tamara Tunie, Stan Shaw, Kevin Dunn, Michael Rispoli, Joel Fabiani, Luis Guzmán ..
Directed by: Brian De Palma
Release date: 1998-08-07
18.

Sphere

5.1
6.1/10 IMDB

A spacecraft is discovered on the floor of the Pacific Ocean, presumed to be at least 300 years old and of alien origin. A crack team of scientists and experts is assembled and taken to the Habitat, a state-of-the-art underwater living environment, to investigate.

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
19.

Croupier

5.0
7.0/10 IMDB

Jack Manfred is an aspiring writer who to make ends meet, takes a job as a croupier. Jack remains an observer, knowing that everything in life is a gamble and that gamblers are born to lose. Inevitably, he gets sucked into the world of the casino which takes its toll on his relationships and the novel he is writing.

Starring: Clive Owen, Kate Hardie, Alex Kingston, Gina McKee, Nicholas Ball, Alexander Morton, Paul Reynolds, Nick Reding, Barnaby Kay, Rhona Mitra ..
Directed by: Mike Hodges
Release date: 1998-06-25
20.

Affliction

4.9
6.9/10 IMDB

A small town policeman must investigate a suspicious hunting accident. The investigation and other events result in him slowly disintegrating mentally.

Starring: Nick Nolte, James Coburn, Sissy Spacek, Willem Dafoe, Brigid Tierney, Holmes Osborne, Jim True-Frost, Tim Post, Mary Beth Hurt, Christopher Heyerdahl ..
Directed by: Paul Schrader
Release date: 1998-02-12
21.

Halloween H20: 20 Years Later

4.9
5.8/10 IMDB

Two decades after surviving a massacre on October 31, 1978, former baby sitter Laurie Strode finds herself hunted by persistent knife-wielder Michael Myers. Laurie now lives in Northern California under an assumed name, where she works as the headmistress of a private school. But it's not far enough to escape Myers, who soon discovers her whereabouts. As Halloween descends upon Laurie's peaceful community, a feeling of dread weighs upon her -- with good reason.

Starring: Jamie Lee Curtis, Josh Hartnett, Adam Arkin, Michelle Williams, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, LL Cool J, Jodi Lyn O'Keefe, Adam Hann-Byrd, Janet Leigh, Branden Williams ..
Directed by: Steve Miner
Release date: 1998-08-05
22.

Apt Pupil

4.9
6.7/10 IMDB

One day in 1984, Todd Bowden, a brilliant high school boy fascinated by the history of Nazism, stumbles across an old man whose appearance resembles that of Kurt Dussander, a wanted Nazi war criminal. A month later, Todd decides to knock on his door.

Starring: Ian McKellen, Brad Renfro, David Schwimmer, Bruce Davison, Ann Dowd, Elias Koteas, Joe Morton, Jan T?íska, Joshua Jackson, Mickey Cottrell ..
Directed by: Bryan Singer
Release date: 1998-10-23
23.

Suicide Kings

4.8
6.9/10 IMDB

Carlo, a former mobster, is abducted by five privileged young men desperate to raise a $2 million ransom to save the sister of a friend. As Carlo plays mind games, however, his captors splinter -- each wondering whether one of their own had a hand in the crime.

Starring: Christopher Walken, Henry Thomas, Sean Patrick Flanery, Jeremy Sisto, Nina Siemaszko, Jay Mohr, Denis Leary, Jay Della, Nathan Dana Aldrich, Frank Medrano ..
Directed by: Peter O'Fallon
Release date: 1998-04-17
24.

Zero Effect

4.8
6.9/10 IMDB

Daryl Zero is a private investigator and—along with his assistant, Steve Arlo—he solves impossible crimes and puzzles. Although Daryl's a master investigator, when he's not working he doesn't know what to do with himself. He has no social skills, writes bad music and drives Steve crazy.

Starring: Bill Pullman, Ben Stiller, Ryan O'Neal, Kim Dickens, Angela Featherstone, Hugh Ross, Sarah DeVincentis, Matt O'Toole, Michele Mariana, Robert Katims ..
Directed by: Jake Kasdan
Release date: 1998-01-30
25.

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
26.

Return to Paradise

4.8
6.9/10 IMDB

Lewis, Sheriff and Tony are three friends vacationing in Malaysia. Sheriff and Tony eventually leave to pursue careers in New York, but Lewis stays behind to work with orangutans. Two years later, Sheriff and Tony learn that, because of their past actions, Lewis has been arrested for drug possession. With Lewis facing a death sentence, the friends are left with a difficult decision: return to Malaysia and split Lewis' sentence, or let him die.

Starring: Vince Vaughn, Anne Heche, Joaquin Phoenix, David Conrad, Jada Pinkett Smith, Vera Farmiga, Nick Sandow, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Ming Lee, Joel de la Fuente ..
Directed by: Joseph Ruben
Release date: 1998-08-10
27.

Godzilla

4.7
5.4/10 IMDB

French nuclear tests irradiate an iguana into a giant monster that viciously attacks freighter ships in the Pacific Ocean. A team of experts, including Niko Tatopoulos, conclude that the oversized reptile is the culprit. Before long, the giant lizard is loose in Manhattan as the US military races to destroy the monster before it reproduces and it's spawn takes over the world.

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
28.

Bride of Chucky

4.7
5.5/10 IMDB

Chucky hooks up with another murderous doll, the bridal gown-clad Tiffany, for a Route 66 murder spree with their unwitting hosts.

Starring: Ed Gale, Jennifer Tilly, Brad Dourif, Katherine Heigl, Nick Stabile, John Ritter, Alexis Arquette, Kathy Najimy, Gordon Michael Woolvett, Lawrence Dane ..
Directed by: Ronny Yu
Release date: 1998-10-16
29.

Urban Legend

4.7
5.6/10 IMDB

A college campus is plagued by a vicious serial killer murdering students in ways that correspond to various urban legends.

Starring: Alicia Witt, Jared Leto, Rebecca Gayheart, Michael Rosenbaum, Loretta Devine, Tara Reid, John Neville, Joshua Jackson, Julian Richings, Robert Englund ..
Directed by: Jamie Blanks
Release date: 1998-09-25
30.

Very Bad Things

4.6
6.3/10 IMDB

Kyle Fisher has one last night to celebrate life as a single man before marrying Laura, so he sets out to Vegas with four of his best buddies. But a drug and alcohol filled night on the town with a stripper who goes all the way, turns into a cold night in the desert with shovels when the stripper goes all the way into a body bag after dying in their bathroom. And that's just the first of the bodies to pile up before Kyle can walk down the aisle...

Starring: Jon Favreau, Leland Orser, Cameron Diaz, Christian Slater, Jeremy Piven, Daniel Stern, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Rob Brownstein, Blake Gibbons, Tyler Cole Malinger ..
Directed by: Peter Berg
Release date: 1998-09-11
31.

Vampires

4.5
6.1/10 IMDB

The church enlists a team of vampire-hunters to hunt down and destroy a group of vampires searching for an ancient relic that will allow them to exist in sunlight.

Starring: James Woods, Daniel Baldwin, Sheryl Lee, Thomas Ian Griffith, Maximilian Schell, Tim Guinee, Mark Boone Junior, Gregory Sierra, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Thomas Rosales Jr. ..
Directed by: John Carpenter
Release date: 1998-10-30
32.

Desperate Measures

4.5
6.1/10 IMDB

San Francisco police officer Frank Connor is in a frantic search for a compatible bone marrow donor for his gravely ill son. There's only one catch the potential donor is convicted multiple murderer Peter McCabe who sees a trip to the hospital as the perfect opportunity to get what he wants most: freedom. With McCabe's escape, the entire hospital becomes a battleground and Connor must pursue and, ironically, protect the deadly fugitive who is his son's only hope for survival.

Starring: Michael Keaton, Andy García, Brian Cox, Marcia Gay Harden, Erik King, Efrain Figueroa, Joseph Cross, Janel Moloney, Richard Riehle, Tracey Walter ..
Directed by: Barbet Schroeder
Release date: 1998-01-30
33.

The Replacement Killers

4.5
6.1/10 IMDB

Hired assassin John Lee is asked by Chinatown crime boss Terence Wei to murder the young son of policeman Stan Zedkov. Lee has the boy in his sights, but his conscience gets the better of him, and he spares the child's life. Afraid that Wei will take revenge on his family in China, Lee seeks out expert forger Meg Coburn to obtain the passport he needs to get out of the country, but a band of replacement killers is soon on his trail.

Starring: Chow Yun-Fat, Mira Sorvino, Michael Rooker, Kenneth Tsang, Jürgen Prochnow, Til Schweiger, Danny Trejo, Clifton Collins Jr., Carlos Gómez, Frank Medrano ..
Directed by: Antoine Fuqua
Release date: 1998-02-06
34.

Hard Rain

4.4
5.9/10 IMDB

An armored car driver tries to elude a gang of thieves while a flood ravages the countryside.

Starring: Morgan Freeman, Christian Slater, Randy Quaid, Minnie Driver, Ed Asner, Dann Florek, Peter Murnik, Michael Goorjian, Ricky Harris, Mark Rolston ..
Directed by: Mikael Salomon
Release date: 1998-01-16
35.

The Big Hit

4.4
6.0/10 IMDB

Affable hit man Melvin Smiley is constantly being scammed by his cutthroat colleagues in the life-ending business. So, when he and his fellow assassins kidnap the daughter of an electronics mogul, it's naturally Melvin who takes the fall when their prime score turns sour. That's because the girl is the goddaughter of the gang's ruthless crime boss. But, even while dodging bullets, Melvin has to keep his real job secret from his unsuspecting fiancée, Pam.

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Lou Diamond Phillips, Christina Applegate, China Chow, Avery Brooks, Antonio Sabàto, Jr., Elliott Gould, Lainie Kazan, Bokeem Woodbine, Robin Dunne ..
Directed by: Kirk Wong
Release date: 1998-04-24
36.

Twilight

4.4
6.2/10 IMDB

A retired ex-cop and private detective gets mixed up in murder when he is asked to deliver blackmail money and walks into a 20-year-old case involving the mysterious disappearance of an actress' former husband.

Starring: Paul Newman, Susan Sarandon, Gene Hackman, Reese Witherspoon, Stockard Channing, James Garner, Giancarlo Esposito, Liev Schreiber, Margo Martindale, John Spencer ..
Directed by: Robert Benton
Release date: 1998-03-06
37.

I Still Know What You Did Last Summer

4.2
4.7/10 IMDB

Ever since killing the Fisherman one year ago, Julie James is still haunted by images of him after her. When her best friend Karla wins free tickets to the Bahamas, Julie finds this a perfect opportunity to finally relax. But someone is waiting for her. Someone who she thought was dead. Someone who is out again for revenge.

Starring: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Freddie Prinze Jr., Mekhi Phifer, Brandy Norwood, Muse Watson, Matthew Settle, Jennifer Esposito, Bill Cobbs, Jeffrey Combs, John Hawkes ..
Directed by: Danny Cannon
Release date: 1998-11-13
38.

The Gingerbread Man

4.2
5.7/10 IMDB

Savannah lawyer Rick Magruder is at a party celebrating his courtroom victory defending a cop killer when a member of the catering staff, Mallory Doss, discovers her car has been stolen. Having had a few drinks, Magruder offers to give her a lift home, a decision that turns into a one night stand. Rick soon learns that her nut-case father, Dixon, seems to have begun threatening her again. Rick puts the force of his law firm behind Mallory, who he barely knows, has Dixon picked up by the police, and subpoenas the girl's belligerent ex-husband, Pete, to testify against the old man. Dixon is put away in an asylum. However, he soon escapes, putting the lives of everyone who conspired against him in jeopardy.

Starring: Kenneth Branagh, Embeth Davidtz, Robert Downey Jr., Daryl Hannah, Tom Berenger, Famke Janssen, Mae Whitman, Jesse James, Robert Duvall, Clyde Hayes ..
Directed by: Robert Altman
Release date: 1998-01-23
39.

Hush

4.1
5.4/10 IMDB

Jackson and Helen are in love and about to have their first child when they move in with Jackson's mother, Martha, in order to take care of the family estate. But all is not well in this household. Martha is jealous of her son's affection for Helen, and, despite her Southern smile, she's starting to act strangely. As Helen tries to create a happy home life, Martha attempts to divide the family so that Jackson will become hers alone.

Starring: Jessica Lange, Gwyneth Paltrow, Johnathon Schaech, Nina Foch, Debi Mazar, Kaiulani Lee, David Thornton, Hal Holbrook, Richard Lineback, Richard Kohn ..
Directed by: Jonathan Darby
Release date: 1998-03-06
40.

Legionnaire

4.0
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
41.

Clay Pigeons

4.0
6.6/10 IMDB

Clay is a young man in a small town who witnesses his friend, Earl kill himself because of the ongoing affair that Clay was having with the man's wife, Amanda. Feeling guilty, Clay now resists the widow when she presses him to continue with their sexual affairs. Clay inadvertently befriends a serial killer named Lester Long, who murders the widow in an attempt to "help" his "fishing buddy."

Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Vince Vaughn, Janeane Garofalo, Gregory Sporleder, Georgina Cates, Vince Vieluf, Joseph D. Reitman, Nicole Arlyn, Scott Wilson, Wayne Brennan ..
Directed by: David Dobkin
Release date: 1998-09-25
42.

Phantoms

4.0
5.4/10 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
43.

Another Day in Paradise

4.0
6.5/10 IMDB

A vending machine robbery by small time thief and drug addict Bobbie (Vincent Kartheiser) goes badly awry, and his friends contact street-wise thief and part-time druggie Mel (James Woods) to patch him up.Recognizing a kindred spirit, Mel befriends Bobbie and his girlfriend Rosie (Natasha Gregson Wagner), inviting them to join him and his long-suffering girlfriend Sid (Melanie Griffith) on a drug robbery which should set them up for life. The seemingly simple robbery is a great success, but the sale of the drugs afterward fails badly, and Mel and Bobbie are shot.The four take refuge with the Reverend, who charges them half of their haul from the robbery to care for them. In a desperate attempt to recover their losses, Mel involves the crew in a disastrous, ill-advised jewellery robbery, and they become caught up in a web of violence that rapidly spirals out of control.

Starring: Melanie Griffith, James Woods, Vincent Kartheiser, Natasha Gregson Wagner, James Otis, Peter Sarsgaard, Brent Briscoe, Paul Hipp, Kim Flowers, John Gatins ..
Directed by: Larry Clark
Release date: 1998-12-30
44.

The General

3.9
7.2/10 IMDB

The real-life story of Dublin folk hero and criminal Martin Cahill, who pulled off two daring robberies in Ireland with his team, but attracted unwanted attention from the police, the I.R.A., the U.V.F., and members of his own team.

Starring: Brendan Gleeson, Adrian Dunbar, Sean McGinley, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Angeline Ball, Jon Voight, Eanna MacLiam, Tom Murphy, John Cronin, Paul Hickey ..
Directed by: John Boorman
Release date: 1998-05-01
45.

Black Dog

3.8
5.4/10 IMDB

An ex-con takes a job driving a truck cross country. What he doesn't know is that the truck is filled with illegal weapons and now he must fight to survive and save his family.

Starring: Patrick Swayze, Meat Loaf, Randy Travis, Gabriel Casseus, Graham Beckel, Brenda Strong, Rusty De Wees, Brian Kelly, Cyril O'Reilly, Erin Broderick ..
Directed by: Kevin Hooks
Release date: 1998-05-01
46.

The Prophecy II

3.7
5.7/10 IMDB

Gabriel returns to try to destroy the human race he despises so much, with the help of a suicidal teen and the opposition of the angel Daniel.

Starring: Christopher Walken, Jennifer Beals, Brittany Murphy, Eric Roberts, Glenn Danzig, Russell Wong, Steve Hytner, Bruce Abbott, William Prael, Renée Victor ..
Directed by: Greg Spence
Release date: 1998-01-20
47.

Psycho

3.7
4.6/10 IMDB

A young female embezzler arrives at the Bates Motel, which has terrible secrets of its own. Although this version is in color, features a different cast, and is set in 1998, it is closer to a shot-for-shot remake than most remakes, Gus Van Sant often copying Hitchcock's camera movements and editing, and Joseph Stefano's script is mostly carried over. Bernard Herrmann's musical score is reused as well, though with a new arrangement by Danny Elfman and recorded in stereo.

Starring: Vince Vaughn, Anne Heche, Julianne Moore, Viggo Mortensen, William H. Macy, Robert Forster, Philip Baker Hall, Chad Everett, Rance Howard, Rita Wilson ..
Directed by: Gus Van Sant
Release date: 1998-12-04
48.

Knock Off

3.7
4.8/10 IMDB

Marcus Ray, a sales representative for "V SIX" jeans, and his partner, Tommy Hendricks, are about to be busted for selling "knock off" jeans. Their American contact, Karan Leigh, who by the way is not only their employer but a CIA agent sent to find the mole in their operation, is threatening them with a jail term if they do not prove their innocence.

Starring: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Michael Wong Man-Tak, Rob Schneider, Leslie Cheung, Dennis Chan Kwok-San, Carman Lee, Lela Rochon, Paul Sorvino, Mark Houghton, Kim Maree Penn ..
Directed by: Tsui Hark
Release date: 1998-09-04
49.

Safe House

3.6
6.9/10 IMDB

A psychological thriller; Mace Sowell, an ex-intelligence operative and whose past government activities catches up with him, faces his own mortality, in the shape of the onset of Alzheimer's disease. Holding the electronic key to secret information which implicates a Presidential front-runner, Mace struggles for his life while battling the debilitating effects of the disease.

Starring: Patrick Stewart, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Hector Elizondo, Joy Kilpatrick, Craig Shoemaker, James Harlow, Richard Livingston, Julia Vera, Robert Lee Barry, Wayne Demaline ..
Directed by: Eric Steven Stahl
Release date: 1998-07-01
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50.

Goosebumps: Deep Trouble

3.6
6.3/10 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

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