Films of 1998

by jacob_wollner | created - 26 Feb 2019 | updated - 1 month ago | Public

This is a list films from 1998 including popular, festival favorites, and award season nominations. Let me know if any should be added.

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1. Brother Tied (1998)

109 min | Drama

When Cal's brother Aaron forms a disliking towards Cal's new friend, suddenly they find their fraternal connection fading away which poses a big problem for them both.

Director: Derek Cianfrance | Stars: Christina Chang, Gary Cianfrance, John Whaley, Jacques Scott

Votes: 52

2. Dead Man on Campus (1998)

R | 96 min | Comedy

27 Metascore

Two college roommates go out and party, resulting in bad grades. They learn of the clause that says, "If your roommate dies, you get an A," and decide to find someone who is on the verge, so to speak, to move in with them.

Director: Alan Cohn | Stars: Tom Everett Scott, Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Poppy Montgomery, Lochlyn Munro

Votes: 13,304 | Gross: $15.06M

3. The Godson (1998)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Crime

After the death of his older brother, Giuseppe "The Guppy" Calzone (Kevin McDonald) becomes head of the Calzone Mob Family. His aging father (Dom DeLuise) knows his son is not cut out for ... See full summary »

Director: Bob Hoge | Stars: Rodney Dangerfield, Kevin McDonald, Dom DeLuise, Fabiana Udenio

Votes: 1,273

4. Dennis the Menace Strikes Again! (1998 Video)

G | 75 min | Family, Comedy

After a failed attempt to find the perfect birthday present for Mr Wilson, the mischievous little terror, Dennis, tries to save him from a pair of swindlers and their bogus youth remedies. Will he manage to keep their friendship strong?

Director: Charles T. Kanganis | Stars: Don Rickles, George Kennedy, Justin Cooper, Betty White

Votes: 4,037

5. Quest for Camelot (1998)

G | 86 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

An adventurous girl, a young blind hermit, and a goofy two-headed dragon race to find the lost sword Excalibur to save King Arthur and Camelot from disaster.

Director: Frederik Du Chau | Stars: Jessalyn Gilsig, Cary Elwes, Andrea Corr, Bryan White

Votes: 14,402 | Gross: $22.72M

6. Disturbing Behavior (1998)

R | 84 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

The new kid in Cradle Bay, Washington stumbles across something sinister about the town's method of transforming its unruly teens into upstanding citizens.

Director: David Nutter | Stars: James Marsden, Katie Holmes, Nick Stahl, Tobias Mehler

Votes: 20,490 | Gross: $17.41M

7. Under Heaven (1998)

R | Drama, Romance

Cynthia and Buck are a young couple with little but love. Soon Cynthia drops the cough syrup and beer drinking Buck: her dreams of being a princess did not involve an unemployed boyfriend ... See full summary »

Director: Meg Richman | Stars: Joely Richardson, Aden Young, Molly Parker, Kevin Phillip

Votes: 271

8. The American (1998 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 84 min | Drama

After the horror of the Civil War, "ignorant" Christopher Newman (Matthew Modine) made his fortune. He travels to France is search of cultural treasures. He won't get past the Paris ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Unwin | Stars: Matthew Modine, Diana Rigg, Aisling O'Sullivan, Paul Hickey

Votes: 173

9. Very Bad Things (1998)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

31 Metascore

A prostitute is killed during a bachelor party and the attendees turn on each other as the wedding approaches.

Director: Peter Berg | Stars: Christian Slater, Daniel Stern, Cameron Diaz, Jon Favreau

Votes: 44,294 | Gross: $9.80M

10. The Big Hit (1998)

R | 91 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

31 Metascore

Socially anxious hitman Melvin Smiley, an expert in his lucrative field, goes on a job and falls in love with his kidnapping victim, turning his world upside down.

Director: Kirk Wong | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Lou Diamond Phillips, Christina Applegate, Avery Brooks

Votes: 28,004 | Gross: $27.05M

11. The Object of My Affection (1998)

R | 111 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

51 Metascore

A pregnant New York City social worker begins to develop romantic feelings for her gay best friend, and decides she'd rather raise her child with him, much to the dismay of her overbearing boyfriend.

Director: Nicholas Hytner | Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Paul Rudd, Kali Rocha, Lena Cardwell

Votes: 18,427 | Gross: $29.11M

12. Overnight Delivery (1998 Video)

PG-13 | 87 min | Comedy, Romance

Wyatt writes an angry letter to his girlfriend, believing she's dating Ricker. Ricker's a dog. Helped by stripper Ivy, he tries to get the letter off a truck the next 24 hours.

Director: Jason Bloom | Stars: Paul Rudd, Christine Taylor, Reese Witherspoon, Sarah Silverman

Votes: 6,145

13. Twelfth Night, or What You Will (1998 TV Movie)

180 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Viola and her twin brother Sebastian are separated after a shipwreck on the coast of Illyria, and each believes the other drowned. Viola disguises herself as a male page named Cesario and ... See full summary »

Stars: Helen Hunt, Kyra Sedgwick, Philip Bosco, Paul Rudd

Votes: 239

14. Deep Rising (1998)

R | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

A group of heavily armed hijackers board a luxury ocean liner in the South Pacific Ocean to loot it, only to do battle with a series of large-sized, tentacled, man-eating sea creatures who had already invaded the ship.

Director: Stephen Sommers | Stars: Treat Williams, Famke Janssen, Anthony Heald, Kevin J. O'Connor

Votes: 32,524 | Gross: $11.20M

15. I'll Be Home for Christmas (1998)

PG | 86 min | Comedy, Family

A college student faces an impossible journey when he is left stranded in the desert, thousands of miles from home, with no money and only a few days left until Christmas.

Director: Arlene Sanford | Stars: Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Jessica Biel, Adam LaVorgna, Gary Cole

Votes: 8,906 | Gross: $12.21M

16. Small Soldiers (1998)

PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

When missile technology is used to enhance toy action figures, the toys soon begin to take their battle programming too seriously.

Director: Joe Dante | Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Gregory Smith, David Cross, Jay Mohr

Votes: 89,717 | Gross: $54.68M

17. Cats (1998)

Not Rated | 120 min | Musical

"Jellicle" cats join for a Jellicle ball where they rejoice with their leader, Old Deuteronomy. One cat will be chosen to go to the "Heavyside Layer" and be reborn. The cats introduce themselves.

Director: David Mallet | Stars: Elaine Paige, John Mills, Ken Page, Rosemarie Ford

Votes: 4,549

18. Holy Man (1998)

PG | 114 min | Comedy, Drama

41 Metascore

Eddie Murphy stars as an over-the-top television evangelist who finds a way to turn television home shopping into a religious experience, and takes America by storm.

Director: Stephen Herek | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Jeff Goldblum, Kelly Preston, Robert Loggia

Votes: 18,720 | Gross: $12.07M

19. Doctor Dolittle (1998)

PG-13 | 85 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

46 Metascore

A doctor discovers that he can communicate with animals.

Director: Betty Thomas | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Peter Boyle, Ossie Davis, Oliver Platt

Votes: 89,836 | Gross: $144.16M

20. The Players Club (1998)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

A woman must contend with rival strippers and her boss in an attempt to make a legitimate living.

Director: Ice Cube | Stars: LisaRaye McCoy, Dick Anthony Williams, Judyann Elder, Chrystale Wilson

Votes: 6,217 | Gross: $23.03M

21. Sphere (1998)

PG-13 | 134 min | Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi

35 Metascore

A spaceship is discovered under three hundred years' worth of coral growth at the bottom of the ocean.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Sharon Stone, Samuel L. Jackson, Peter Coyote

Votes: 97,439 | Gross: $37.02M

22. Pokémon: The First Movie - Mewtwo Strikes Back (1998)

G | 96 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

35 Metascore

Scientists genetically create a new Pokémon, Mewtwo, but the results are horrific and disastrous.

Directors: Kunihiko Yuyama, Michael Haigney | Stars: Veronica Taylor, Rachael Lillis, Eric Stuart, Jay Goede

Votes: 38,974 | Gross: $85.74M

23. Milo (1998)

R | 91 min | Horror

Four young grade-school girls witness the murder of one of their classmates during what they thought was just an innocent game. The killer is a strange young boy named Milo Jeeder. Sixteen ... See full summary »

Director: Pascal Franchot | Stars: Jennifer Jostyn, Antonio Fargas, Paula Cale, Richard Portnow

Votes: 924

24. Krippendorf's Tribe (1998)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy

An anthropologist creates a fictitious lost New Guinea tribe using his family members to cover-up for his mis-use of grant moneys.

Director: Todd Holland | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Jenna Elfman, Natasha Lyonne, Gregory Smith

Votes: 5,135 | Gross: $7.51M

25. Sanctuary (I) (1998)

R | 104 min | Action, Thriller

Luke Kovak is part of a covert group within the CIA that works on illegal black ops involving blackmail and assassinations. When his boss orders the murder of one of the team, Luke realises how expendable they all are and gets out (taking proof of their activities with him). He now lives as a priest until the group start to get close to tracking him down.

Director: Tibor Takács | Stars: Mark Dacascos, Jaimz Woolvett, Kylie Travis, Alan Scarfe

Votes: 606

26. I Want You (I) (1998)

R | 87 min | Crime, Drama, Music

A young boy and his sister are drawn into one man's obsessive pursuit of his former lover.

Director: Michael Winterbottom | Stars: Rachel Weisz, Alessandro Nivola, Luka Petrusic, Labina Mitevska

Votes: 2,797 | Gross: $0.00M

27. Far from the Madding Crowd (1998 TV Movie)

54 min | Drama, Romance

A vain, pretty girl has recently taken over her uncle's farm. Her independent, naïve personality leaves her torn between the three men who wish to marry her.

Director: Nicholas Renton | Stars: Paloma Baeza, Jonathan Firth, Nigel Terry, Gwynn Beech

Votes: 828

28. Soldier (I) (1998)

R | 99 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

A soldier trained from birth is deemed obsolete and dumped on a waste planet where he is reluctantly taken in by a community of defenseless, stranded wayfarers.

Director: Paul W.S. Anderson | Stars: Kurt Russell, Jason Scott Lee, Jason Isaacs, Connie Nielsen

Votes: 50,775 | Gross: $14.57M

29. The Rugrats Movie (1998)

G | 79 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

The babies gets lost in the forest after Tommy Pickles (Elizabeth Daily) gets a new baby brother.

Directors: Igor Kovalyov, Norton Virgien | Stars: Elizabeth Daily, Christine Cavanaugh, Kath Soucie, Melanie Chartoff

Votes: 17,725 | Gross: $100.49M

30. Six Days Seven Nights (1998)

PG-13 | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

51 Metascore

Robin Monroe, a New York magazine editor, and the gruff pilot Quinn Harris must put aside their mutual dislike if they are to survive after crash landing on a deserted South Seas island.

Director: Ivan Reitman | Stars: Harrison Ford, Anne Heche, David Schwimmer, Jacqueline Obradors

Votes: 71,324 | Gross: $74.33M

31. Hell's Kitchen (1998)

R | 95 min | Crime, Drama

3 men rob a place. Hayden's killed, Johnny's wounded and does 5 years prison and Patty leaves with the money. He sees Hayden's sister/A.Jolie. When released, Johnny goes straight and wants a boxing career.

Director: Tony Cinciripini | Stars: Rosanna Arquette, William Forsythe, Angelina Jolie, Mekhi Phifer

Votes: 2,399 | Gross: $0.01M

32. Vampires (1998)

R | 108 min | Action, Horror, Thriller

42 Metascore

Recovering from an ambush that killed his entire team, a vengeful vampire slayer must retrieve an ancient Catholic relic that, should it be acquired by vampires, will allow them to walk in sunlight.

Director: John Carpenter | Stars: James Woods, Daniel Baldwin, Sheryl Lee, Thomas Ian Griffith

Votes: 51,471 | Gross: $20.24M



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