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.

Pi

5.9
7.4/10 IMDB

The debut film from Darren Aronofsky in which a mathematical genius Maximilian Cohen discovers a link in the connection 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
3.

The Negotiator

5.9
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
4.

Ronin

5.9
7.3/10 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.

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
7.

A Simple Plan

5.3
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
8.

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
9.

The Spanish Prisoner

5.2
7.1/10 IMDB

An inventor of a secret process suddenly finds himself alone as both his friends and the corporation he works for turn against him. Can he trust the FBI? Can he trust his girl? There's no telling; he's just become the victim of the oldest con game in the book: the 'Spanish Prisoner'!

Starring: Steve Martin, Campbell Scott, Ben Gazzara, Rebecca Pidgeon, Ricky Jay, Felicity Huffman, David Pittu, J.J. Johnston, Ed O'Neill, Jack Wallace ..
Directed by: David Mamet
Release date: 1998-01-07
10.

Thursday

5.2
7.2/10 IMDB

Casey has given up drug dealing for a suburban idyll in Houston, a job as an architect and a new wife. They are even planning to adopt a child. But Casey's past arrives on the doorstep in the shape of Nick, an old business partner. And all hell breaks loose!

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

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