Top 20 Fan-Favorite Movies of 1998: A Nostalgic Cinematic Journey

Fasten your seatbelts, folks! We’re about to take a cinematic time machine back to 1998, a year that gifted us with an eclectic mix of unforgettable movies. From heart-wrenching dramas to laugh-out-loud comedies, from mind-bending sci-fi to adrenaline-pumping action, 1998 had it all. It was a year when we learned that “life is like a box of chocolates” and “the truth is out there”. So, grab your popcorn and dim the lights, as we countdown the top 20 fan-favorite movies of 1998. Whether you’re a film buff looking to revisit some classics, or a curious newbie eager to explore the cinematic gems of yesteryears, this nostalgic journey is sure to entertain, inspire, and maybe even surprise you. Ready? Let’s roll the film!
American History X

American History X

Release Date: 1998-07-01

Genres: Drama

“American History X” is a powerful drama released in 1998 that tells the story of Derek Vineyard, a former white supremacist leader who is released from prison after serving time for a racially motivated crime. Determined to prevent his younger brother Danny from following the same path, Derek embarks on a journey of redemption and tries to break free from his violent past. Starring Edward Norton and Edward Furlong, this thought-provoking film explores themes of racism, family, and personal transformation.

Cast: Edward Norton (Derek) , Edward Furlong (Danny) , Beverly D’Angelo (Doris) , Jennifer Lien (Davina) , Ethan Suplee (Seth) , Fairuza Balk (Stacey) , Avery Brooks (Sweeney) , Elliott Gould (Murray) , Stacy Keach (Cameron) , William Russ (Dennis) , Guy Torry (Lamont) , Joe Cortese (Rasmussen) , Jason Bose Smith (Little Henry) , Antonio David Lyons (Lawrence) , Alex Sol (Mitch McCormick) , Keram Malicki-Sánchez (Chris) , Giuseppe Andrews (Jason) , Michelle Christine White (Lizzy) , Jonathan Fowler Jr. (Jerome) , Christopher Masterson (Daryl Dawson) , Nicholas R. Oleson (Huge Aryan) , Jordan Marder (Curtis) , Paul Le Mat (McMahon) , Thomas L. Bellissimo (Cop #2) , Cherish Lee (Kammi)

Directors: Tony Kaye

Writers: David McKenna

Tags: neo-nazism, prison, skinhead, sibling relationship, rape, fascism, brother, jail, school, swastika, los angeles, california, family, xenophobia, interracial friendship, nazism

The Legend of 1900

The Legend of 1900

Release Date: 1998-10-28

Genres: Drama, Music, Romance

“The Legend of 1900” is a captivating movie released in 1998 that tells the extraordinary story of a talented piano player named 1900, portrayed by Tim Roth. Born and raised on an ocean liner, he never sets foot on land, learning about the world through interactions with passengers. As the ship faces destruction, a former band member fears that 1900 may still be aboard, willing to go down with the ship. With a stellar cast including Pruitt Taylor Vince, Mélanie Thierry, and Bill Nunn, this film takes you on a musical and emotional journey like no other.

Cast: Tim Roth (Danny Boodmann T.D. Lemon Nineteen Hundred ‘1900’) , Pruitt Taylor Vince (Max Tooney) , Mélanie Thierry (The Girl) , Bill Nunn (Danny Boodmann) , Gabriele Lavia (Farmer) , Clarence Williams III (Jelly Roll Morton) , Peter Vaughan (‘Pops’, the Shopkeeper) , Niall O’Brien (Harbor Master) , Alberto Vazquez (Mexican Stoker) , Luca De Luigi (Neapolitan Stoker) , Femi Elufowoju Jr. (Black Stoker) , Nigel Fan (Chinese Stoker) , Roger Monk (Irish Stoker) , Leonid Zaslavski (Polish Stoker) , Bernard Padden (Boatswain) , Piero Gimondo () , Adriano Wajskol (Drummer) , Nicola Di Pinto () , Anita Zagaria () , Katy Monique Cuomo () , Norman Chancer (Impresario) , Heathcote Williams (Doctor Klauserman)

Directors: Giuseppe Tornatore

Writers: Giuseppe Tornatore, Alessandro Baricco

Tags: ocean, ship, musical, pianistin, child prodigy, fondling

Saving Private Ryan

Saving Private Ryan

Release Date: 1998-07-24

Genres: Drama, History, War

“Saving Private Ryan” is a gripping war film released in 1998. Set during World War II, it follows a group of soldiers led by Captain John Miller, played by Tom Hanks, as they embark on a dangerous mission to rescue a soldier trapped behind enemy lines. With an all-star cast including Matt Damon and Vin Diesel, this intense and emotional movie takes you on a journey through the horrors of war and the lengths soldiers go to protect one of their own.

Cast: Tom Hanks (Captain John H. Miller) , Tom Sizemore (Technical Sergeant Michael Horvath) , Edward Burns (Private Richard Reiben) , Matt Damon (Private James Francis Ryan) , Barry Pepper (Private Daniel Jackson) , Adam Goldberg (Private Stanley Mellish) , Vin Diesel (Private Adrian Caparzo) , Giovanni Ribisi (T-Medic Irwin Wade) , Ted Danson (Captain Fred Hamill) , Jeremy Davies (Corporal Timothy Upham) , Paul Giamatti (Sergeant William Hill) , Dennis Farina (Lieutenant Colonel Walter Anderson) , Joerg Stadler (Steamboat Willie) , Max Martini (Corporal Henderson) , Dylan Bruno (Toynbe) , Daniel Cerqueira (Weller) , Demetri Goritsas (Parker) , Ian Porter (Trask) , Gary Sefton (Rice) , Julian Spencer (Garrity) , Steve Griffin (Wilson) , William Marsh (Lyle) , Marc Cass (Fallon) , Markus Napier (Major Hoess) , Neil Finnighan (Ramelle Paratrooper)

Directors: Steven Spielberg

Writers: Robert Rodat, John Greaves

Tags: war crimes, self sacrifice, war veteran, world war ii, war ship, airplane, bravery, normandy, france, parachute, troops, waffen ss, omaha beach, army, epic, cowardice, d-day, based on true story, rescue mission, war memorial, deserted town, soldier, death, military, military operation, 1940s

The Truman Show

The Truman Show

Release Date: 1998-06-04

Genres: Comedy, Drama

“The Truman Show” is a captivating movie from 1998 that tells the story of Truman Burbank, played by Jim Carrey. Unbeknownst to Truman, his entire life is being broadcasted as a reality TV show, where every moment is captured and shared with the world. As Truman starts to uncover the truth, he realizes that everyone around him, including his wife and best friend, are actually actors. This thought-provoking film, featuring a talented cast including Laura Linney and Ed Harris, takes you on a journey through Truman’s quest for freedom and self-discovery. Released on June 4, 1998, it’s definitely a must-watch for anyone who enjoys mind-bending stories.

Cast: Jim Carrey (Truman Burbank) , Laura Linney (Meryl Burbank / Hannah Gill) , Noah Emmerich (Marlon / Louis Coltrane) , Natascha McElhone (Lauren Garland / Sylvia) , Holland Taylor (Angela Montclair / Alanis Montclair) , Ed Harris (Christof) , Paul Giamatti (Simeon) , Brian Delate (Walter Moore / Kirk Burbank) , Peter Krause (Lawrence) , Blair Slater (Young Truman) , Heidi Schanz (Vivien) , Una Damon (Chloe) , Krista Lynn Landolfi (Bar Waitress) , O-Lan Jones (Bar Waitress) , Ron Taylor (Ron) , Don Taylor (Don) , Ted Raymond (Spencer) , Harry Shearer (Mike Michaelson) , Jeanette Miller (Senior Citizen) , Philip Glass (Keyboard Artist) , Joe Minjares (Bartender) , Philip Baker Hall (Network Executive) , John Pleshette (Network Executive) , Terry Camilleri (Man in Bathtub) , Joel McKinnon Miller (Garage Attendant)

Directors: Peter Weir

Writers: Andrew Niccol

Tags: paranoia, suspicion, simulated reality , hidden camera, dystopia, video surveillance, deception, television producer, tv show in film, make believe

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

Release Date: 1998-08-28

Genres: Comedy, Crime

“Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels” is a thrilling crime comedy released in 1998. It follows a group of friends, led by a skilled card player, who find themselves in desperate need of money after a poker game gone wrong. To solve their financial woes, they hatch a plan to rob a neighboring gang’s hideout. With a talented cast including Jason Flemyng, Dexter Fletcher, and Jason Statham, this movie promises an exciting blend of humor, action, and suspense.

Cast: Jason Flemyng (Tom) , Dexter Fletcher (Soap) , Nick Moran (Eddy) , Jason Statham (Bacon) , Steven Mackintosh (Winston) , Nicholas Rowe (J) , Nick Marcq (Charles) , Charles Forbes (Willie) , Vinnie Jones (Big Chris) , Lenny McLean (Barry the Baptist) , Peter McNicholl (Little Chris) , P.H. Moriarty (‘Hatchet’ Harry Lonsdale) , Frank Harper (Dog) , Steve Sweeney (Plank) , Huggy Leaver (Paul) , Ronnie Fox (Mickey) , Tony McMahon (John) , Stephen Marcus (Nick the Greek) , Vas Blackwood (Rory Breaker) , Sting (JD) , Jake Abraham (Dean) , Rob Brydon (Traffic Warden) , Stephen Callender-Ferrier (Lenny) , Steve Collins (Boxing Gym Bouncer) , Elwin ‘Chopper’ David (Nathan)

Directors: Guy Ritchie

Writers: Guy Ritchie

Tags: ambush, alcohol, shotgun, tea, joint, machismo, cocktail, rifle, marijuana, pot smoking, hatchet, antique, cardsharp, anger, cult film, carjacking, piano, strip show, high stakes

The Big Lebowski

The Big Lebowski

Release Date: 1998-03-06

Genres: Comedy, Crime

“The Big Lebowski” is a hilarious and quirky movie from 1998 that follows the story of Jeffrey ‘The Dude’ Lebowski, a laid-back guy who just wants to bowl and enjoy his favorite drink, White Russians. However, his life takes a wild turn when he is mistaken for a wealthy man with the same name and gets caught up in a bizarre chain of events involving nihilists, adult film producers, ferrets, missing toes, and a whole lot of money. With an amazing cast including Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, and Julianne Moore, this film is a must-watch for anyone looking for a good laugh and some unexpected twists.

Cast: Jeff Bridges (Jeffrey ‘The Dude’ Lebowski) , John Goodman (Walter Sobchak) , Steve Buscemi (Theodore Donald ‘Donny’ Kerabatsos) , Julianne Moore (Maude Lebowski) , David Huddleston (Jeffrey ‘The Big’ Lebowski) , Philip Seymour Hoffman (Brandt) , John Turturro (Jesus Quintana) , Sam Elliott (The Stranger) , Peter Stormare (Nihilist #1, Uli Kunkel / “Karl Hungus”) , David Thewlis (Knox Harrington) , Tara Reid (Bunny Lebowski) , Ben Gazzara (Jackie Treehorn) , Torsten Voges (Nihilist #3, Franz) , Flea (Nihilist #2, Kieffer) , Aimee Mann (Nihilist Woman, Franz’s Girlfriend) , Philip Moon (Woo, Treehorn Thug) , Mark Pellegrino (Blond Treehorn Thug) , Jimmie Dale Gilmore (Smokey) , Jack Kehler (Marty) , James G. Hoosier (Liam O’Brien, Quintana’s Partner) , Jon Polito (Da Fino) , Carlos Leon (Maude’s Thug #1) , Richard Gant (Older Cop) , Christian Clemenson (Younger Cop) , Dom Irrera (Tony the Chauffeur)

Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

Writers: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

Tags: white russian, bowling, vietnam veteran, carpet, nihilism, heart attack, kidnapping, lsd, marijuana, los angeles, california, millionaire, cult film, cowboy, ashes, impregnation, bowling team, unemployed, bowling ball, neo-noir, weeds

That's Life

That’s Life

Release Date: 1998-12-18

Genres: Comedy

“That’s Life” is a thrilling Italian movie released in 1998. It follows the story of a fugitive named Aldo who takes a policeman named Giacomo and a civilian named Giovanni hostage. As they are chased by the police throughout Italy, an unexpected bond forms between them, leading to an unlikely friendship. With a talented cast and an exciting plot, this film is definitely worth checking out!”

Cast: Aldo Baglio (Aldo / Al) , Giovanni Storti (Giovanni / John) , Giacomo Poretti (Giacomo / Jack) , Marina Massironi (Clara) , Antonio Catania (Catanìa) , Francesco Pannofino (Giacomo’s brother-in-law) , Giovanni Cacioppo (Husband of the woman in labour) , Elena Giusti (Giovanni’s wife) , Carlina Torta (Giacomo’s sister) , Fabrizio Ambrassa (Platone) , Fabio Biaggi (Giacomo’s nephew) , Girolamo Di Stolfo (Crapanzano) , Saturno Brioschi (‘Che Guevara’ Boy) , Giorgio Centamore (George) , Stefania Di Nardo (Wife of the Calabrian man) , Mohamed El Sayed (Gaber) , Cesare Gallarini (Carmine) , Rodolfo Rezzoli (Dead body) , Bobby Rhodes (Sheriff) , Augusto Zucchi (Police Commissioner) , Roberto Bigherati () , Fausto Caroli () , Franco Filogamo (Prison guard) , Vanni Fois (Convict) , Franco Gargia (Convict)

Directors: Massimo Venier, Aldo Baglio, Giovanni Storti, Giacomo Poretti

Writers: Massimo Venier, Aldo Baglio, Giovanni Storti, Giacomo Poretti, Giorgio Gherarducci, Luigi Vignali, Michele Mozzati, Graziano Ferrari

Tags: male friendship, based on true story, road movie, unlikely friendship, prisoner on the run, prison break, helicopter chase

The Thin Red Line

The Thin Red Line

Release Date: 1998-12-25

Genres: Drama, History, War

“The Thin Red Line” is a gripping war film released in 1998 that tells the story of a group of soldiers, known as C-for-Charlie, during the intense World War II battle of Guadalcanal. Starring an impressive cast including Sean Penn, Jim Caviezel, and George Clooney, the movie follows their journey from a surprise landing to the brutal battles they endure, revealing their personal transformations and profound self-discoveries. If you’re a fan of war movies or enjoy powerful performances, this is definitely one to watch!

Cast: Sean Penn (1st Sgt. Edward Welsh) , Jim Caviezel (Pvt. Robert Witt) , Adrien Brody (Cpl. Geoffrey Fife) , Ben Chaplin (Pvt. Jack Bell) , Elias Koteas (Capt. James Staros) , John Cusack (Capt. John Gaff) , Woody Harrelson (Sgt. William Keck) , Nick Nolte (Lt. Col. Gordon Tall) , John C. Reilly (Sgt. Maynard Storm) , George Clooney (Capt. Charles Bosche) , John Travolta (Brig. Gen. David Quintard) , John Dee Smith (Pvt. Train) , Dash Mihok (Pfc. Don Doll) , Kirk Acevedo (Pvt. Alfredo Tella) , Jared Leto (2nd Lt. William Whyte) , Mark Boone Junior (Pvt. Christopher Peale) , Matt Doran (Pvt. Howard Coombs) , Paul Gleeson (1st Lt. George “Brass” Band) , Don Harvey (Sgt. Paul Becker) , Arie Verveen (Pfc. Charlie Dale) , Thomas Jane (Pvt. Ash) , Donal Logue (Marl (uncredited)) , John Savage (Sgt. Jack McCron) , Nick Stahl (Pfc. Edward Bead) , Miranda Otto (Marty Bell)

Directors: Terrence Malick

Writers: Terrence Malick, James Jones

Tags: based on novel or book, world war ii, battle assignment, invasion, marine corps, us army, epic, commander, pacific, pacific war, rifle, survival, jungle, infantry, steel helmet, sergeant, pacific island, soldier, battle, fighting, guadalcanal, pacific theater, anti war, awol, 1940s, philosophic conflict



Release Date: 1998-12-11

Genres: Comedy, Drama

“Rushmore” is a heartwarming and hilarious movie from 1998 that tells the story of Max, an ambitious teenager who falls head over heels for his beautiful first-grade teacher. Seeking guidance, Max turns to the father of his schoolmates for advice on how to win her heart. However, things get complicated when Max’s new friend also becomes smitten with the teacher, leading to a humorous and entertaining battle for her affection. Starring Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, and Olivia Williams, this film is a must-watch for its witty humor and endearing characters. Released on December 11, 1998, it’s definitely one of the best movies of that year.

Cast: Jason Schwartzman (Max Fischer) , Bill Murray (Herman Blume) , Olivia Williams (Rosemary Cross) , Seymour Cassel (Bert Fischer) , Brian Cox (Dr. Nelson Guggenheim) , Mason Gamble (Dirk Calloway) , Sara Tanaka (Margaret Yang) , Stephen McCole (Magnus Buchan) , Luke Wilson (Dr. Peter Flynn) , Dipak Pallana (Mr. Adams) , Andrew Wilson (Coach Beck) , Marietta Marich (Mrs. Guggenheim) , Ronnie McCawley (Ronny Blume) , Keith McCawley (Donny Blume) , Hae Joon Lee (Alex) , Adebayo Asabi (Mr. Obiamiwe) , Connie Nielsen (Mrs. Calloway) , Al Fielder (Ernie) , Colin Platt (Boy Portraying Frank Serpico) , George Farish (O’Reilly) , Francis Fernandez (Burnum) , McCauley Penderdast (Fields) , Eric Weems (Willie) , Dalton Tomlin (Wrestler) , Wallace Wolodarsky (Referee)

Directors: Wes Anderson

Writers: Owen Wilson, Wes Anderson

Tags: private school, lone wolf, theater play, theatre group, theater director, coming of age, precocious child, teenager



Release Date: 1998-07-31

Genres: Drama, Romance, Comedy

“EverAfter” is a heartwarming movie released in 1998 that tells the story of Danielle, an orphaned girl who is mistreated by her stepmother and stepsisters. One day, she crosses paths with Prince Henry, who is trying to escape an arranged marriage. Together, they find solace in each other’s company and inspire one another to overcome their own challenges. Starring Drew Barrymore, Anjelica Huston, and Dougray Scott, this enchanting film is a must-watch for those seeking a modern twist on a classic fairy tale.

Cast: Drew Barrymore (Danielle De Barbarac) , Anjelica Huston (Baroness Rodmilla De Ghent) , Dougray Scott (Prince Henry) , Patrick Godfrey (Leonardo da Vinci) , Megan Dodds (Marguerite De Ghent) , Melanie Lynskey (Jacqueline De Ghent) , Timothy West (King Francis) , Judy Parfitt (Queen Marie) , Jeroen Krabbé (Auguste) , Lee Ingleby (Gustave) , Kate Lansbury (Paulette) , Matyelok Gibbs (Louise) , Walter Sparrow (Maurice) , Jeanne Moreau (Grande Dame) , Anna Maguire (Young Danielle) , Richard O’Brien (Pierre Le Pieu) , Peter Gunn (Capt. Laurent) , Joerg Stadler (Wilhelm Grimm) , Andy Henderson (Jacob Grimm) , Toby Jones (Royal Page) , Virginia García (Princess Gertrude) , Al Hunter Ashton (Cargomaster) , Mark Lewis (Gypsy Leader) , Howard Attfield (Jeweler) , Ricki Cuttell (Young Gustave)

Directors: Andy Tennant

Writers: Susannah Grant, Andy Tennant, Charles Perrault, Rick Parks

Tags: france, gypsy, child abuse, slavery, leonardo da vinci, prince, fairy tale, royal family, royalty, bandit, evil stepmother, based on fairy tale, retelling, royal wedding, stepsister, master servant relationship, 16th century, classism, commoner, masquerade ball

Dark City

Dark City

Release Date: 1998-02-27

Genres: Mystery, Science Fiction

“Dark City” is a mind-bending thriller from 1998 that takes you on a journey through a mysterious world without sunlight. The story revolves around a man who grapples with his forgotten past, including a wife he can’t remember. As he navigates this nightmarish reality, he must evade beings with telekinetic powers who are after human souls. With a stellar cast including Rufus Sewell, Jennifer Connelly, and Kiefer Sutherland, this movie will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end. Released on February 27, 1998, it’s definitely a must-watch for fans of suspenseful and thought-provoking films.

Cast: Rufus Sewell (John Murdoch) , William Hurt (Inspector Frank Bumstead) , Kiefer Sutherland (Dr. Daniel P. Schreber) , Jennifer Connelly (Emma Murdoch) , Richard O’Brien (Mr. Hand) , Ian Richardson (Mr. Book) , Bruce Spence (Mr. Wall) , Colin Friels (Det. Eddie Walenski) , John Bluthal (Karl Harris) , Mitchell Butel (Officer Husselbeck) , Melissa George (May) , Frank Gallacher (Chief Inspector Stromboli) , Ritchie Singer (Hotel Manager / Vendor) , Justin Monjo (Taxi Driver) , Nicholas Bell (Mr. Rain) , Satya Gumbert (Mr. Sleep) , Noah Gumbert (Mr. Sleep Filming Double) , Frederick Miragliotta (Mr. Quick) , Jeanette Cronin (Stranger) , David Wenham (Schreber’s Assistant) , Peter Sommerfeld (Stranger) , Timothy Jones (Stranger) , Paul Livingston (Assistant Stranger) , Michael Lake (Assistant Stranger) , Alan Cinis (Automat Cop)

Directors: Alex Proyas

Writers: David S. Goyer, Alex Proyas, Lem Dobbs

Tags: beach, experiment, sleep, paranoia, manipulation, dystopia, chaos, mad scientist, serial killer, fugitive, memory, cyberpunk, duel, parallel world, alien race, tech noir, neo-noir, retrofuturism

Run Lola Run

Run Lola Run

Release Date: 1998-03-03

Genres: Action, Drama, Thriller

“Run Lola Run” is a thrilling German film from 1998 starring Franka Potente and Moritz Bleibtreu. The story follows Lola, who receives a desperate call from her boyfriend Manni, urging her to find 100,000 DM within 20 minutes. With three different possible outcomes depending on small events, Lola embarks on a high-stakes run to save Manni from resorting to robbery. This fast-paced and suspenseful movie will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end.

Cast: Franka Potente (Lola) , Moritz Bleibtreu (Manni) , Herbert Knaup (Lola’s Father) , Nina Petri (Frau Hansen) , Armin Rohde (Herr Schuster) , Joachim Król (Homeless Man) , Ludger Pistor (Herr Meier) , Suzanne von Borsody (Frau Jäger) , Sebastian Schipper (Mike) , Julia Lindig (Doris) , Lars Rudolph (Herr Kruse) , Andreas Petri (Cleaning Person) , Klaus Müller (Croupier) , Utz Krause (Casino Manager) , Beate Finckh (Casino-Kassiererin (uncredited)) , Volkhart Buff (Ambulance Driver) , Heino Ferch (Ronnie) , Ute Lubosch (Mother) , Dora Raddy (Old Woman) , Monica Bleibtreu (Blind Woman) , Peter Pauli (Wachmann Supermarkt (uncredited)) , Marc Bischoff (Polizist (uncredited)) , Hans Paetsch (Erzähler (voice) (uncredited))

Directors: Tom Tykwer

Writers: Tom Tykwer

Tags: berlin, germany, casino, nun, red hair, homeless person, supermarket, ambulance, subway, daughter, money, fate

Meet Joe Black

Meet Joe Black

Release Date: 1998-11-12

Genres: Fantasy, Drama, Romance

“Meet Joe Black” is a captivating movie from 1998 that made it to the list of the 20 best voted movies of that year. Starring Brad Pitt and Anthony Hopkins, it tells the story of a wealthy man named Bill Parrish who strikes a deal with Death himself. Death, disguised as Joe Black, spends time among the living and unexpectedly falls in love with Parrish’s daughter. This heartfelt and thought-provoking film explores the complexities of life, love, and mortality, making it a must-watch for movie enthusiasts.

Cast: Brad Pitt (Joe Black) , Anthony Hopkins (William Parrish) , Claire Forlani (Susan Parrish) , Jake Weber (Drew) , Marcia Gay Harden (Allison Parrish) , Jeffrey Tambor (Quince) , June Squibb (Helen) , Gene Canfield (Construction Foreman) , Suzanne Hevner (Florist) , Stephen Adly Guirgis (Hospital Receptionist) , David S. Howard (Eddie Sloane) , Lois Kelly-Miller (Jamaican Woman) , Jahnni St. John (Jamaican Woman’s Daughter) , Richard Clarke (Butler) , Madeline Balmaceda (Madeline) , Marylouise Burke (Lillian) , Diane Kagan (Jennifer)

Directors: Martin Brest

Writers: Ron Osborn, Jeff Reno, Kevin Wade, Bo Goldman, Alberto Casella

Tags: life and death, love at first sight, broken engagement, fireworks, religion and supernatural, based on play or musical, teenage crush, fate, doctor, millionaire, death personified, death incarnate, angel of death, encontro marcado

Patch Adams

Patch Adams

Release Date: 1998-12-25

Genres: Comedy, Drama

“Patch Adams” is a heartwarming and inspiring movie based on the true story of Dr. Hunter “Patch” Adams. Set in the 1970s, it follows Patch’s journey as he discovers the healing power of humor and goes to great lengths to make his patients laugh, even at the risk of his own career. With an incredible cast including Robin Williams, Monica Potter, and Philip Seymour Hoffman, this film is a must-watch for anyone looking for a feel-good story that will leave you smiling. Released on December 25, 1998, it’s one of the best-voted movies of that year.

Cast: Robin Williams (Hunter “Patch” Adams) , Monica Potter (Carin Fisher) , Philip Seymour Hoffman (Mitch Roman) , Daniel London (Truman Schiff) , Bob Gunton (Dean Walcott) , Harve Presnell (Dean Anderson) , Peter Coyote (Bill Davis) , Michael Jeter (Rudy) , Josef Sommer (Dr. Eaton) , Irma P. Hall (Joletta) , Barry Shabaka Henley (Emmet) , Frances Lee McCain (Judy) , Daniella Kuhn (Adelane) , James Greene (Bile) , Harold Gould (Arthur Mendelson) , Bruce Bohne (Trevor Beene) , Harry Groener (Dr. Prack) , Steven Anthony Jones (Charlie) , Richard Kiley (Dr. Titan) , Douglas Roberts (Larry) , Ellen Albertini Dow (Aggie) , Alan Tudyk (Everton) , Ryan Hurst (Neil) , Peter Siteri (Chess Man) , Don West (Instructor)

Directors: Tom Shadyac

Writers: Steve Oedekerk, Patch Adams

Tags: nurse, hospital, doctor, laughter



Release Date: 1998-09-17

Genres: Fantasy, Comedy, Drama

“Pleasantville” is a captivating movie released in 1998 that tells the story of geeky teenager David and his popular twin sister Jennifer. After being transported into a 1950s TV sitcom called “Pleasantville,” they discover a world where everything is perfect and black-and-white. However, when Jennifer’s modern attitude disrupts the town’s routine, she brings color into their lives, leading to a thought-provoking and entertaining journey. With a talented cast including Tobey Maguire, Reese Witherspoon, and William H. Macy, this film is definitely worth watching.

Cast: Tobey Maguire (David) , Reese Witherspoon (Jennifer) , William H. Macy (George Parker) , Joan Allen (Betty Parker) , Jeff Daniels (Bill Johnson) , J.T. Walsh (Big Bob) , Paul Walker (Skip Martin) , Don Knotts (TV Repairman) , Marley Shelton (Margaret Henderson) , Jane Kaczmarek (David’s Mother) , Giuseppe Andrews (Howard) , Jenny Lewis (Christin) , Marissa Ribisi (Kimmy) , Denise Dowse (Health Teacher) , McNally Sagal (Science Teacher) , Paul Morgan Stetler (College Counselor) , Kevin Connors (Bud Parker) , Natalie Ramsey (Mary Sue Parker) , Justin Nimmo (Mark Davis) , Kai Lennox (Mark’s Lackey #1) , Jason Behr (Mark’s Lackey #2) , Harry Singleton (Mr. Simpson) , John Ganun (Fireman #1) , Dawn Cody (Betty Jean) , Maggie Lawson (Lisa Anne)

Directors: Gary Ross

Writers: Gary Ross

Tags: sibling relationship, dystopia, book burning, satire, coming of age, diner, racism, black and white, bathtub, tv show in film, masturbation, alternate reality, magic realism, color, 1950s, tv repairman

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

Release Date: 1998-05-22

Genres: Adventure, Drama, Comedy

“Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” is a wild and trippy ride through the Mojave desert to Las Vegas, starring Johnny Depp and Benicio del Toro. The movie follows Raoul Duke and his attorney Dr. Gonzo as they embark on a drug-fueled adventure with a suitcase full of drugs. As their consumption increases, they wreak havoc in their hotel room and fear the consequences. With a star-studded cast and released in 1998, this movie is a must-watch for those seeking a mind-bending experience.

Cast: Johnny Depp (Raoul Duke) , Benicio del Toro (Dr. Gonzo / Oscar Z. Acosta) , Tobey Maguire (Hitchhiker) , Christina Ricci (Lucy) , Ellen Barkin (Waitress at North Star Cafe) , Gary Busey (Highway Patrolman) , Cameron Diaz (Blonde TV Reporter) , Mark Harmon (Magazine Reporter at Mint 400) , Katherine Helmond (Desk Clerk at Mint Hotel) , Michael Jeter (Ron Bumquist) , Penn Jillette (Carnie Talker) , Craig Bierko (Lacerda) , Lyle Lovett (Road Person) , Laraine Newman (Frog-Eyed Woman) , Harry Dean Stanton (Judge) , Tim Thomerson (Hoodlum) , Flea (Hippie/Musician) , Christopher Meloni (Sven, Flamingo Hotel Clerk) , Troy Evans (Police Chief) , Debbie Reynolds (Self (voice)) , Jenette Goldstein (Alice the Maid) , Verne Troyer (Wee Waiter) , Gregory Itzin (Mint Hotel Clerk) , Buck Holland (Shopper) , Richard Riehle (Dune Buggy Driver)

Directors: Terry Gilliam

Writers: Terry Gilliam, Hunter S. Thompson, Tony Grisoni, Alex Cox, Tod Davies

Tags: casino, based on novel or book, 1970s, hallucination, fake identity, lsd, road trip, surrealism, dark comedy, lawyer, hitchhiker, las vegas, drugs, buddy, desert, cult film, gonzo journalist, cadillac convertible, police convention

What Dreams May Come

What Dreams May Come

Release Date: 1998-10-02

Genres: Drama, Fantasy, Romance

“What Dreams May Come” is a heartwarming and thought-provoking movie released in 1998. Starring the talented Robin Williams, Cuba Gooding Jr., and Annabella Sciorra, it tells the story of Chris Neilson, who finds himself in a breathtaking heaven after his death. However, his paradise is incomplete without his wife, Annie, who tragically took her own life and ended up in hell. Determined to reunite with her, Chris embarks on a risky journey through the depths of hell, hoping to bring her back to the heavenly realm.

Cast: Robin Williams (Chris Nielsen) , Cuba Gooding Jr. (Albert Lewis) , Annabella Sciorra (Annie Collins-Nielsen) , Max von Sydow (The Tracker) , Jessica Brooks Grant (Marie Nielsen) , Josh Paddock (Ian Nielsen) , Rosalind Chao (Leona) , Lucinda Jenney (Mrs. Jacobs) , Maggie McCarthy (Stacey Jacobs) , Wilma Bonet (Angie) , Matt Salinger (Reverend Hanley) , Carin Sprague (Best Friend Cindy) , June Carryl (Woman in Car Accident) , Werner Herzog (Face) , Clara Thomas (Little Girl at Lake) , Benjamin Brock (Little Boy at Lake) , London Freeman (Kid by the Dock (uncredited)) , Phaedra Neitzel (Angel (uncredited)) , Tom O’Reilly (Devil (Hell Scene) (uncredited))

Directors: Vincent Ward

Writers: Ronald Bass, Richard Matheson

Tags: paradise, heaven, painting, hell, afterlife, spiritism



Release Date: 1998-09-13

Genres: Drama, History

“Elizabeth” is a captivating historical drama released in 1998. Starring Cate Blanchett, Joseph Fiennes, and Geoffrey Rush, it tells the story of Queen Elizabeth the First’s rise to power and her struggles against Catholic opposition and pressure to marry. With a stellar cast and a fascinating portrayal of the iconic queen, this movie is a must-watch for history enthusiasts and fans of powerful performances.

Cast: Cate Blanchett (Elizabeth I) , Joseph Fiennes (Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester) , Geoffrey Rush (Sir Francis Walsingham) , Christopher Eccleston (Duke of Norfolk) , John Gielgud (The Pope) , Richard Attenborough (Sir William Cecil) , Fanny Ardant (Mary of Guise) , Eric Cantona (Monsieur de Foix) , Vincent Cassel (Duc d’Anjou) , Kathy Burke (Queen Mary Tudor) , Edward Hardwicke (Earl of Arundel) , Emily Mortimer (Kat Ashley) , James Frain (Alvaro de la Quadra) , Kelly Macdonald (Isabel Knollys) , Kenny Doughty (Sir Thomas Elyot) , Daniel Craig (John Ballard) , Alfie Allen (Arundel’s Son) , Jamie Foreman (Earl of Sussex) , Lily Allen (Lady in Waiting) , Amanda Ryan (Lettice Howard) , Sally Grey (Lady in Waiting) , Elika Gibbs (Lady in Waiting) , Sarah Owen (Lady in Waiting) , Kate Loustau (Lady in Waiting) , Daniel Moynihan (First Bishop)

Directors: Shekhar Kapur

Writers: Michael Hirst

Tags: queen, duke, historical figure, queen elizabeth i, tudor, treason, catholic, protestant, palace intrigue, 16th century, british monarchy, lgbt interest



Release Date: 1998-12-25

Genres: Drama, Romance, Comedy

“Stepmom” is a heartwarming movie released in 1998, starring Julia Roberts, Susan Sarandon, and Ed Harris. It tells the story of Jackie, a divorced mother of two, and Isabel, her ex-husband’s career-minded girlfriend. When Jackie discovers she is ill, both women must put aside their differences and come together to find common ground and celebrate life. With a talented cast and a touching storyline, this film is a must-watch for anyone looking for a heartfelt and inspiring movie.

Cast: Julia Roberts (Isabel Kelly) , Susan Sarandon (Jackie Harrison) , Ed Harris (Luke Harrison) , Jena Malone (Anna Harrison) , Liam Aiken (Ben Harrison) , Lynn Whitfield (Dr. P. Sweikert) , Darrell Larson (Duncan Samuels) , Mary Louise Wilson (Mrs. Franklin) , Andre B. Blake (Cooper) , Herbert Russell (Photo Assistant) , Jack Eagle (Craft Service Man) , Lu Celania Sierra (Photo Shoot Model) , Lauma Zemzare (Photo Shoot Model) , Holly Schenck (Photo Shoot Model) , Michelle Stone (Photo Shoot Model) , Annett Esser (Photo Shoot Model) , Monique Rodrique (Photo Shoot Model) , Sal Mistretta (Ad Executive) , Rex Hays (Ad Executive) , Alice Liu (Ad Executive) , Chuck Montgomery (Ad Executive) , Mak Gilchrist (Rapunzel) , Dylan Michaels (Prince) , David Zayas (Policeman) , José Ramón Rosario (Policeman)

Directors: Chris Columbus

Writers: Ronald Bass, Karen Leigh Hopkins, Jessie Nelson, Steven Rogers, Gigi Levangie

Tags: new york city, fashion photographer, divorce, rebellious daughter, freeze frame, custody, school play, photo shoot



Release Date: 1998-07-10

Genres: Mystery, Drama, Thriller

“Pi” is a captivating movie released in 1998 that revolves around a brilliant mathematician who stumbles upon a fascinating connection between numbers and reality. Filled with suspense and intrigue, the film follows his journey as he becomes convinced that he can predict the future. With a talented cast including Sean Gullette and Mark Margolis, this mind-bending thriller is definitely worth a watch for anyone intrigued by the power of numbers.

Cast: Sean Gullette (Maximillian Cohen) , Mark Margolis (Sol Robeson) , Ben Shenkman (Lenny Meyer) , Pamela Hart (Marcy Dawson) , Stephen Pearlman (Rabbi Cohen) , Samia Shoaib (Devi) , Ajay Naidu (Farroukh) , Kristyn Mae-Anne Lao (Jenna) , Espher Lao Nieves (Jenna’s Mom) , Joanne Gordon (Mrs. Ovadia) , Lauren Fox (Jenny Robeson) , Stanley B. Herman (Moustacheless Man) , Clint Mansell (Photographer) , Tom Tumminello (Ephraim) , Henri Falconi (Kaballah Scholar) , Isaac Fried (Kaballah Scholar) , Ari Handel (Kaballah Scholar) , Oren Sarch (Kaballah Scholar) , Lloyd J. Schwartz (Kaballah Scholar) , Richard Lifschutz (Kaballah Scholar) , David Strahlberg (Kaballah Scholar) , Peter Cheyenne (Brad) , David Tawil (Jake) , J.C. Islander (Man Presenting Suitcase) , Abraham Aronofsky (Man Delivering Suitcase)

Directors: Darren Aronofsky

Writers: Darren Aronofsky, Sean Gullette, Eric Watson

Tags: new york city, hacker, mathematician, paranoia, helix, headache, chaos theory, migraine, mathematics, insanity, genius, computer chip, math genius

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