Top Movies of 1998


The top movies of 1998 list is calculated by community movie ratings and members' "Top Movies List". Lists are updated daily.

11. Mulan

Year of Release: 1998
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Animation/Adventure
MPAA Rating: G
Director: Tony Bancroft, Barry Cook
Actors: Ming-Na, Eddie Murphy, June Foray, Miguel Ferrer, James Hong, Harvey Fierstein
Plot: A young Chinese girl dresses as a man and takes her father's place in the Imperial army.

12. The Thin Red Line

Year of Release: 1998
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: War
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Terrence Malick
Actors: James Caviezel, John Cusack, Ben Chaplin, Adrien Brody, Nick Nolte, Sean Penn
Plot: In Japan, a group of soldiers are commanded to take several key places of the Japanese islands while also experiencing the down time of war - takes place during WWII.

13. The General

Year of Release: 1998
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Biography/Crime
MPAA Rating: R
Director: John Boorman
Actors: Brendan Gleeson, Adrian Dunbar, Sean McGinley, Jon Voight, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Angeline Ball
Plot: Martin Cahill was an Irish folk hero and criminal - pulling off brazing robberies with his team. But soon he has trouble from not just the police and the IRA - but even from members of his own team.

14. Eel, The ( Unagi )

Year of Release: 1998
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: Japanese
Genre: Drama
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Shohei Imamura
Actors: Kôji Yakusho, Misa Shimizu, Mitsuko Baisho, Akira Emoto, Fujio Tsuneta, Sho Aikawa
Plot: After finding out his wife is having an affair while he is working, Yamashita strikes out - murdering her in a crime of passion. Eight years later, he is out of prison and moves to a village to begin again. Working as a barber (a trade he picked up in prison) he leaves everyone alone - until a young woman comes into is life - one that reminds him very much of his dead wife.

15. A Bug's Life

Year of Release: 1998
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Animation/Family
MPAA Rating: G
Director: John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton
Actors: Dave Foley, Kevin Spacey, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Hayden Panettiere, Phyllis Diller, Richard Kind
Plot: Each year the ant colony makes "the offering" to the intimidating grasshoppers, until misfit Flik dumps it in the river. The grasshoppers give the ants one more shot, but Flik vows to find other bugs to help stop them... and ends up with a bug circus instead.

16. Rounders

Year of Release: 1998
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama/Crime
MPAA Rating: R
Director: John Dahl
Actors: Matt Damon, Edward Norton, John Turturro, Gretchen Mol, Ray Iannicelli, Famke Janssen
Plot: A couple of high-stakes poker players get into a mess with the Russian KGB and have to repay a debt.

17. Prince of Egypt

Year of Release: 1998
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Animation/Family
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Brenda Chapman, Steve Hickner
Actors: Val Kilmer, Ralph Fiennes, Michelle Pfeiffer, Sandra Bullock, Jeff Goldblum, Patrick Stewart
Plot: The story of Moses is retold in this animated musical.

18. Cube

Year of Release: 1998
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Sci-Fi/Horror
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Vincenzo Natali
Actors: Nicole de Boer, Nicky Guadagni, David Hewlett, Andrew Miller, Wayne Robson, Maurice Dean Wint
Plot: A group of six strangers find themselves in a giant cube maze filled with deadly traps. Each has a unique skill and they must work together to solve the puzzle before they turn on each other.

19. Pi

Year of Release: 1998
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Thriller
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Darren Aronofsky
Actors: Sean Gullette, Mark Margolis, Ajay Naidu, Lauren Fox, Ben Shenkman
Plot: A paranoid, genius mathmatician thinks he has discovered the key to all the universal patterns in nature. Soon he is pursued by a Hasidic Jewish sect looking to decode the 216-digit number of God's true name to Wall Street brokers hoping to crack the stock market. What he decides to do with the knowledge is the true shocker.

20. Buffalo '66

Year of Release: 1998
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Comedy/Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Vincent Gallo
Actors: Vincent Gallo, Christina Ricci, Ben Gazzara, Mickey Rourke, Rosanna Arquette, Anjelica Huston
Plot: After serving five year in prison, Billy Brown faces an even more dire place: going home to his parents. Not wanting to face them alone, he kidnaps a teen girl and forces her to go along with his plan presenting her as his future wife.

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