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.

31. Enemy of the State

Year of Release: 1998
Overall Rating: 2.8 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Action/Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Tony Scott
Actors: Will Smith, Gene Hackman, Jon Voight, Lisa Bonet, Regina King, Stuart Wilson
Plot: Robert Clayton Dean is a lawyer and family man but a chance encounter with an old friend leaves him with evidence of a politically-motivated murder. On the run from a corrupt NSA official and his lackeys, his only hope to stay alive is an ex-government operative and surveillance specialist.

32. Ringu

Year of Release: 1998
Overall Rating: 2.8 out of 4 stars
Language: Japanese
Genre: Horror
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Hideo Nakata
Actors: Nanako Matsushima, Miki Nakatani, Hiroyuki Sanada, Yuko Takeuchi, Hitomi Sato, Yoichi Numata
Plot: A reporter investigates a video tape that is supposed to kill you seven days after viewing it.

33. Pleasantville

Year of Release: 1998
Overall Rating: 2.8 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama/Fantasy
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Gary Ross
Actors: Reese Witherspoon, William H. Macy, Tobey Maguire, Joan Allen, Jeff Daniels, J.T. Walsh
Plot: Two modern-day teens find themselves in a transported inside a 1950's sitcom where their actions disrupt the idealized lives of the characters and literally brings color and love, along with violence and racism, to the people inhabiting the show.

34. Last Night

Year of Release: 1998
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama/Sci-Fi
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Don McKellar
Actors: Don McKellar, Sandra Oh, Roberta Maxwell, Sarah Polley, David Cronenberg, Callum Keith Rennie

35. Mother and Son ( Mat i syn )

Year of Release: 1998
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: Russian
Genre: Drama
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Aleksandr Sokurov
Actors: Aleksei Ananishnov, Gudrun Geyer
Plot: Simple yet poignant - as a son dutifully cares for his dying mother, the film takes on a deeper, spiritual meaning as we visit the cottage and surrounding countryside.

36. Men with Guns

Year of Release: 1998
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: Spanish
Genre: Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: John Sayles
Actors: Federico Luppi, Damián Delgado, Dan Rivera González, Tania Cruz, Mandy Patinkin, Kathryn Grody
Plot: A doctor in an unnamed Latin American country leaves his home in search of former medical students who he has trained to work in impoverished villages in the countryside. He begins to discover what is actually happening politically in his country when he is confronted by soldiers, guerillas, and impoverished citizens.

37. Love and Death on Long Island

Year of Release: 1998
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Comedy/Drama
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Richard Kwietniowski
Actors: John Hurt, Jason Priestley, Fiona Loewi, Sheila Hancock, Harvey Atkin, Gawn Grainger
Plot: A widower with little to like about modern life finds himself at the movies, where he becomes obsessed with actor Ronnie Bostock and does everything he can to learn about the man. Finding he lives in Long Island, he travels there, meeting with him out of respect but truly hoping to fall in love.

38. Shakespeare in Love

Year of Release: 1998
Overall Rating: 2.8 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama/Romance
MPAA Rating: R
Director: John Madden
Actors: Gwyneth Paltrow, Joseph Fiennes, Tom Wilkinson, Geoffrey Rush, Judi Dench
Plot: A young Shakespeare meets an inspiring women who tries out for a role in his newest play, Romeo and Juliette, when women were not allowed to act.

39. Les misérables

Year of Release: 1998
Overall Rating: 2.8 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Crime/Drama
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Bille August
Actors: Liam Neeson, Geoffrey Rush, Uma Thurman, Claire Danes, Hans Matheson, Reine Brynolfsson
Plot: This version of Victor Hugo's classic novel puts the relationship between Jean Valjean, convicted of a petty crime and released, only to break his parole and Inspector Javert, the man who makes it his life's goal to track him down - to the forefront. The pursuit consumes both men - professionally and personally - leading up to the student revolution in France.

40. Central Station ( Central do Brasil )

Year of Release: 1998
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: Portuguese
Genre: Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Walter Salles
Actors: Fernanda Montenegro, Marília Pêra, Vinícius de Oliveira, Soia Lira, Othon Bastos, Otávio Augusto

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