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.

21. There's Something About Mary

Year of Release: 1998
Overall Rating: 2.8 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Comedy
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly
Actors: Cameron Diaz, Matt Dillon, Ben Stiller, Chris Elliott, Lee Evans, Jeffrey Tambor
Plot: Years after a disastrous prom date, a man hires a private detective to track down the high school sweetheart he still loves. But when the detective also falls for her, things get complicated.

22. Fireworks ( Hana-bi )

Year of Release: 1998
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: Japanese
Genre: Crime/Drama
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Takeshi Kitano
Actors: Takeshi Kitano, Kayoko Kishimoto, Ren Osugi, Susumu Terajima, Tetsu Watanabe, Hakuryu
Plot: Nishi is a police offer struggling to balance his personal and professional life. As his wife succumbs to Leukemia, a former partner becomes suicidal after suffering an accident that leaves him confined to a wheelchair. Nishi eventually leaves the force, but as he falls deeper into despair, makes questionable decisions to help those he loves.

23. Character ( Karakter )

Year of Release: 1998
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: Dutch
Genre: Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Mike van Diem
Actors: Jan Decleir, Fedja van Huęt, Betty Schuurman, Tamar van den Dop, Victor Löw, Hans Kesting
Plot: A man lives with his mother and has no contact from his father. His father, though, works to make his son the greatest lawyer - no matter the cost. He succeeds, but the wedge between the two becomes clear when a much-maligned bailiff is murdered and the son is forced to tell his tale.

24. Hitman Hart: Wrestling with Shadows

Year of Release: 1998
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Documentary/Biography
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Paul Jay
Actors: Bret Hart, Owen Hart, Brian Pillman, Blade Hart, Julie Hart, Stu Hart
Plot: Documentary focusing on the career of pro wrestler Bret Hart & his controversial exit from the WWF.

25. Rush Hour

Year of Release: 1998
Overall Rating: 2.8 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Action/Comedy
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Brett Ratner
Actors: Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker, Ken Leung, Tom Wilkinson, Tzi Ma, Robert Littman
Plot: A by-the-book Hong Kong detective and a fast-talking loose canon L.A. cop team up to track down a kidnapper.

26. 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.

27. Little Dieter Needs to Fly

Year of Release: 1998
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Documentary/Biography
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Werner Herzog
Actors: Dieter Dengler, Werner Herzog, Eugene Deatrick
Plot: A story of sorrow and survival - Dieter Dengler grew up in German postwar poverty and suffered abuse before leaving at age 18 for the United States. From peeling potatoes to enlisting in the Navy he learns to fly. In 1966, he shot down over Laos during the Vietnam War. Captured, and emaciated, he still escapes and manages to survive the harsh conditions and finally rescue. This is his story.

28. First Love: The Litter on the Breeze ( Choh chin luen hau dik yi yan sai gaai )

Year of Release: 1998
Overall Rating: 3.4 out of 4 stars
Language: Cantonese
Genre: Drama
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Eric Kot
Actors: Karen Mok, Vincent Kok, Maggie Leung, Takeshi Kaneshiro, Wai-Wai Lee, Eric Kot

29. Live Flesh ( Carne trémula )

Year of Release: 1998
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: Spanish
Genre: Drama/Romance
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Pedro Almodóvar
Actors: Javier Bardem, Francesca Neri, Liberto Rabal, Penélope Cruz, Ángela Molina, José Sancho
Plot: A pizza delivery man, Victor, thinks he has found his one true love in Elena - but she was high when they met a few days ago and now wants nothing to do with them. Their argument draws the police - the rookie David and his older partner Sancho. They arrive - and a gun is accidentally fired. In the present David is a wheelchair basketball star, married to Elena and Victor is just out of prison... but he hasn't forgotten about Elena in the least.

30. Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero

Year of Release: 1998
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Animation/Action
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Boyd Kirkland
Actors: Kevin Conroy, Michael Ansara, Loren Lester, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Bob Hastings, Mary Kay Bergman

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