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1. The Truman Show (1998)

PG | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

90 Metascore

An insurance salesman discovers his whole life is actually a reality TV show.

Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Jim Carrey, Ed Harris, Laura Linney, Noah Emmerich

Votes: 864,301 | Gross: $125.62M

Favourite Film of the Year

Runner ups: Dark City Festen Pleasantville Last Night Run Lola Run American History X Show Me Love A Simple Plan Bio-Zombie

2. The Truman Show (1998)

PG | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

90 Metascore

An insurance salesman discovers his whole life is actually a reality TV show.

Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Jim Carrey, Ed Harris, Laura Linney, Noah Emmerich

Votes: 864,301 | Gross: $125.62M

Best Film of the Year

Runner ups: Festen Run Lola Run American History X Pleasantville Dark City Show Me Love Last Night A Simple Plan Primary Colors

3. The Truman Show (1998)

PG | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

90 Metascore

An insurance salesman discovers his whole life is actually a reality TV show.

Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Jim Carrey, Ed Harris, Laura Linney, Noah Emmerich

Votes: 864,301 | Gross: $125.62M

Best Lead Actor: Jim Carrey

Runner ups: Ian McKellen in Gods and Monsters Tom Hanks in Saving Private Ryan Jeff Bridges in The Big Lebowski John Thaw in Goodnight, Mister Tom Franka Potente in Run Lola Run Alexandra Dahlström in Show Me Love Bill Paxton in A Simple Plan Nanako Matsushima in Ring Katherine Heigl in Bride of Chucky

4. American History X (1998)

R | 119 min | Drama

62 Metascore

A former neo-nazi skinhead tries to prevent his younger brother from going down the same wrong path that he did.

Director: Tony Kaye | Stars: Edward Norton, Edward Furlong, Beverly D'Angelo, Jennifer Lien

Votes: 976,920 | Gross: $6.72M

Best Supporting Actor: Edward Norton

Runner ups: Rebecka Liljeberg in Show Me Love Jeff Daniels in Pleasantville Joan Allen in Pleasantville William H. Macy in Pleasantville Billy Bob Thornton in A Simple Plan Julianne Moore in The Big Lebowski Laura Linney in The Truman Show Drew Barrymore in The Wedding Singer Noah Emmerich in The Truman Show

5. The Truman Show (1998)

PG | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

90 Metascore

An insurance salesman discovers his whole life is actually a reality TV show.

Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Jim Carrey, Ed Harris, Laura Linney, Noah Emmerich

Votes: 864,301 | Gross: $125.62M

Best Direction

Runner ups: Pleasantville Run Lola Run Saving Private Ryan American History X

6. The Truman Show (1998)

PG | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

90 Metascore

An insurance salesman discovers his whole life is actually a reality TV show.

Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Jim Carrey, Ed Harris, Laura Linney, Noah Emmerich

Votes: 864,301 | Gross: $125.62M

Best Original Screenplay

Runner ups: Festen Pleasantville Dark City Run Lola Run

7. A Simple Plan (1998)

R | 121 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

82 Metascore

When three blue collar acquaintances come across millions of dollars in lost cash they make a plan to keep their find from the authorities but find complications and mistrust weaving its way into their plan.

Director: Sam Raimi | Stars: Bill Paxton, Billy Bob Thornton, Bridget Fonda, Brent Briscoe

Votes: 59,652 | Gross: $16.31M

Best Adapted Screenplay

Runners up: Mulan Goodnight, Mister Tom Ring Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

8. Pleasantville (1998)

PG-13 | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

71 Metascore

Two 1990s teenage siblings find themselves in a 1950s sitcom, where their influence begins to profoundly change that complacent world.

Director: Gary Ross | Stars: Tobey Maguire, Jeff Daniels, Joan Allen, Reese Witherspoon

Votes: 116,465 | Gross: $40.57M

Best Cinematography

Runner ups: The Truman Show Dark City Saving Private Ryan A Simple Plan

9. Run Lola Run (1998)

R | 80 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

77 Metascore

After a botched money delivery, Lola has 20 minutes to come up with 100,000 Deutschmarks.

Director: Tom Tykwer | Stars: Franka Potente, Moritz Bleibtreu, Herbert Knaup, Nina Petri

Votes: 181,518 | Gross: $7.27M

Best Editing

Runner ups: Last Night Pleasantville Saving Private Ryan Dark City

10. Dark City (1998)

R | 100 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

66 Metascore

A man struggles with memories of his past, which includes a wife he cannot remember, and a nightmarish world without a sun.

Director: Alex Proyas | Stars: Rufus Sewell, Kiefer Sutherland, Jennifer Connelly, William Hurt

Votes: 180,096 | Gross: $14.38M

Best Art-Direction

Runner ups: Pleasantville The Truman Show Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Ring

11. The Mask of Zorro (1998)

PG-13 | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

63 Metascore

A young thief, seeking revenge for the death of his brother, is trained by the once great, but aged Zorro, who also pursues vengeance of his own.

Director: Martin Campbell | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Anthony Hopkins, Catherine Zeta-Jones, José María de Tavira

Votes: 159,723 | Gross: $94.10M

Best Costume Design

Runner ups: Pleasantville Dark City Saving Private Ryan Ring

12. Dark City (1998)

R | 100 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

66 Metascore

A man struggles with memories of his past, which includes a wife he cannot remember, and a nightmarish world without a sun.

Director: Alex Proyas | Stars: Rufus Sewell, Kiefer Sutherland, Jennifer Connelly, William Hurt

Votes: 180,096 | Gross: $14.38M

Best Make-up

Runner ups: Pleasantville American History X Saving Private Ryan Ring

13. Dark City (1998)

R | 100 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

66 Metascore

A man struggles with memories of his past, which includes a wife he cannot remember, and a nightmarish world without a sun.

Director: Alex Proyas | Stars: Rufus Sewell, Kiefer Sutherland, Jennifer Connelly, William Hurt

Votes: 180,096 | Gross: $14.38M

Best Visual Effects

Runner ups: Armageddon Godzilla Saving Private Ryan Bride of Chucky

14. The Truman Show (1998)

PG | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

90 Metascore

An insurance salesman discovers his whole life is actually a reality TV show.

Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Jim Carrey, Ed Harris, Laura Linney, Noah Emmerich

Votes: 864,301 | Gross: $125.62M

Best Original Score

Runner ups: Mulan The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride The Prince of Egypt Pleasantville

15. Mulan (1998)

G | 88 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

71 Metascore

To save her father from death in the army, a young maiden secretly goes in his place and becomes one of China's greatest heroines in the process.

Directors: Tony Bancroft, Barry Cook | Stars: Ming-Na Wen, Eddie Murphy, BD Wong, Miguel Ferrer

Votes: 231,488 | Gross: $120.62M

Best Original Song: "I'll Make a Man Out of You"

Runner ups: "One of Us" from The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride "He Lives in You" from The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride "My Lullaby" from The Lion King 2: Simba's Pride "A Girl Worth Fighting For" from Mulan

16. Mulan (1998)

G | 88 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

71 Metascore

To save her father from death in the army, a young maiden secretly goes in his place and becomes one of China's greatest heroines in the process.

Directors: Tony Bancroft, Barry Cook | Stars: Ming-Na Wen, Eddie Murphy, BD Wong, Miguel Ferrer

Votes: 231,488 | Gross: $120.62M

Best Animated Film

Runner ups: A Bug's Life Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island The Prince of Egypt SubZero

17. Mulan (1998)

G | 88 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

71 Metascore

To save her father from death in the army, a young maiden secretly goes in his place and becomes one of China's greatest heroines in the process.

Directors: Tony Bancroft, Barry Cook | Stars: Ming-Na Wen, Eddie Murphy, BD Wong, Miguel Ferrer

Votes: 231,488 | Gross: $120.62M

Best Animation

Runner ups: The Prince of Egypt A Bug's Life The Rugrats Movie Antz

18. Mulan (1998)

G | 88 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

71 Metascore

To save her father from death in the army, a young maiden secretly goes in his place and becomes one of China's greatest heroines in the process.

Directors: Tony Bancroft, Barry Cook | Stars: Ming-Na Wen, Eddie Murphy, BD Wong, Miguel Ferrer

Votes: 231,488 | Gross: $120.62M

Best Voice-Over Performance: Eddie Murphy

Runner ups: Patrick Stewart in The Prince of Egypt Billy West in Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island Dave Foley in A Bug's Life Frank Welker in Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island

19. The Celebration (1998)

R | 105 min | Drama

82 Metascore

At Helge's 60th birthday party, some unpleasant family truths are revealed.

Director: Thomas Vinterberg | Stars: Ulrich Thomsen, Henning Moritzen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Paprika Steen

Votes: 74,454 | Gross: $1.65M

Best Foreign-Language Film

Runner ups: Run Lola Run Show Me Love Ring Bio-Zombie

20. Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends (1998–2000)
Episode: Porn (1998)

Not Rated | 50 min | Documentary

Louis visits the home of the American porn industry, the San Fernando Valley. His hopes of getting a part in a porn film begin with some nude shots in Jim South's modeling agency. A walk on... See full summary »

Director: Geoffrey O'Connor | Stars: Louis Theroux, Kaitlyn Ashley, Johnnie Black, Robert Black

Votes: 308

Best Documentary

Runner ups: Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends: "UFOs" Louis Theroux's Weird Weekends: "Televangelists" The Making of 'The Frighteners' n/a

21. There's Something About Mary (1998)

R | 119 min | Comedy, Romance

69 Metascore

A man gets a chance to meet up with his dream girl from high school, even though his date with her back then was a complete disaster.

Directors: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly | Stars: Cameron Diaz, Matt Dillon, Ben Stiller, Lee Evans

Votes: 278,948 | Gross: $176.48M

Funniest Film

Runner ups: Bio-Zombie The Wedding Singer BASEketball Last Night

22. Rush Hour (1998)

PG-13 | 98 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

60 Metascore

A loyal and dedicated Hong Kong Inspector teams up with a reckless and loudmouthed L.A.P.D. detective to rescue the Chinese Consul's kidnapped daughter, while trying to arrest a dangerous crime lord along the way.

Director: Brett Ratner | Stars: Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker, Ken Leung, Tom Wilkinson

Votes: 225,458 | Gross: $141.15M

Best Comedic Performance: Chris Tucker

Runner ups: Robin Williams in Patch Adams Trey Parker in BASEketball Ben Stiller in There's Something About Mary Matt Stone in BASEketball

23. Ringu (1998)

Not Rated | 96 min | Horror, Mystery

A reporter and her ex-husband investigate a cursed video tape that is rumored to kill the viewer seven days after watching it.

Director: Hideo Nakata | Stars: Nanako Matsushima, Miki Nakatani, Yûko Takeuchi, Hitomi Satô

Votes: 59,957

Scariest Film

Runner ups: Last Night The Last Broadcast Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island Rasen

24. The Truman Show (1998)

PG | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

90 Metascore

An insurance salesman discovers his whole life is actually a reality TV show.

Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Jim Carrey, Ed Harris, Laura Linney, Noah Emmerich

Votes: 864,301 | Gross: $125.62M

Most Emotional Film

Runner ups: Last Night Show Me Love Goodnight, Mister Tom Festen

25. Mulan (1998)

G | 88 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

71 Metascore

To save her father from death in the army, a young maiden secretly goes in his place and becomes one of China's greatest heroines in the process.

Directors: Tony Bancroft, Barry Cook | Stars: Ming-Na Wen, Eddie Murphy, BD Wong, Miguel Ferrer

Votes: 231,488 | Gross: $120.62M

Best Musical

Runners up: The Prince of Egypt The Lion King II: Simba's Pride

26. Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island (1998 Video)

TV-G | 77 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

The Mystery Gang reunite and visit Moonscar Island, a remote island with a dark secret. Daphne wants more than just a villain in a costume, and they get more than they ever expected.

Directors: Hiroshi Aoyama, Kazumi Fukushima, Jim Stenstrum | Stars: Scott Innes, Billy West, Mary Kay Bergman, Frank Welker

Votes: 10,152

Best Zombie and/or Vampire Film

Runner ups: Bio-Zombie n/a

27. Batman & Mr. Freeze: SubZero (1998 Video)

Unrated | 70 min | Animation, Action, Crime

When Mr. Freeze, desperate to save his dying wife, kidnaps Barbara Gordon (Batgirl) as an involuntary organ donor, Batman and Robin must find her before the operation can begin.

Director: Boyd Kirkland | Stars: Kevin Conroy, Michael Ansara, Loren Lester, Efrem Zimbalist Jr.

Votes: 12,350

Best Superhero Film

Runner ups: n/a n/a

28. Psycho (1998)

R | 105 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

47 Metascore

A young female embezzler arrives at the Bates Motel, which has terrible secrets of its own.

Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: Vince Vaughn, Anne Heche, Julianne Moore, Viggo Mortensen

Votes: 43,880 | Gross: $21.46M

Turd of the Year

Runner ups: Belle's Magical World Casper Meets Wendy Ernest in the Army Addams Family Reunion

29. Robotic Mutation (1998)

2 min | Animation, Short

Add a Plot

Director: Cyriak Harris

Votes: 11

Best Short Film

Runner ups: Pikachu's Vacation n/a n/a n/a

30. Jonathan Creek (1997–2016)

TV-MA | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Working from his home in a converted windmill, Jonathan Creek is a magician with a natural ability for solving puzzles. He soon puts this ability to the use of solving impossible crimes and mysterious murders.

Stars: Alan Davies, Caroline Quentin, Stuart Milligan, Julia Sawalha

Votes: 6,040

Best TV Drama (for series 2)

Runner ups: The X-Files (seasons 5/6) Buffy the Vampire Slayer (seasons 2/3) Superman (seasons 2/3) The New Batman Adventures (seasons 1/2)

31. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

A young woman, destined to slay vampires, demons and other infernal creatures, deals with her life fighting evil, with the help of her friends.

Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, Anthony Head

Votes: 120,968

Best Male Performance: Anthony Head (for seasons 2/3)

Runner ups: Alan Davies in Jonathan Creek (series 2) David Duchovny in The X-Files (seasons 5/6) Gillian Anderson in The X-Files (seasons 5/6) Sarah Michelle Gellar in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (seasons 2/3) Allyson Hannigan in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (seasons 2/3) Charisma Carpenter in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (seasons 2/3) Caroline Quentin in Jonathan Creek (series 2) Nicholas Brendon in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (seasons 2/3) James Marsters in Buffy the Vampire Slayer (seasons 2/3)

32. Father Ted (1995–1998)

TV-14 | 25 min | Comedy

Three misfit priests and their housekeeper live on Craggy Island, not the peaceful and quiet part of Ireland that it seems to be.

Stars: Dermot Morgan, Ardal O'Hanlon, Frank Kelly, Pauline McLynn

Votes: 33,974

Best TV Comedy (for series 3)

Runner ups: Big Train (series 1) The Simpsons (seasons 9/10) King of the Hill (seasons 2/3) Bob and Margaret (series 1) South Park (seasons 1/2) Friends (seasons 4/5) Animaniacs (season 5) The Royle Family (series 1) Daria (season 2)

33. Father Ted (1995–1998)

TV-14 | 25 min | Comedy

Three misfit priests and their housekeeper live on Craggy Island, not the peaceful and quiet part of Ireland that it seems to be.

Stars: Dermot Morgan, Ardal O'Hanlon, Frank Kelly, Pauline McLynn

Votes: 33,974

Best Male Performance (TV Comedy): Dermot Morgan (for series 3)

Runner ups: Matthew Perry in Friends (seasons 4/5) David Schwimmer in Friends (seasons 4/5) Matt LeBlanc in Friends (seasons 4/5) Ricky Tomlinson in The Royle Family (series 1)

34. Friends (1994–2004)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

Follows the personal and professional lives of six twenty to thirty-something-year-old friends living in Manhattan.

Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc

Votes: 720,606

Best Female Performance (TV Comedy): Courtney Cox (for seasons 4/5)

Runner ups: Sue Johnston in The Royle Family (series 1) Lisa Kudrow in Friends (seasons 4/5) Jennifer Aniston in Friends (seasons 4/5) Pauline Lynne in Father Ted (series 3)

35. The Simpsons (1989– )

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

The satiric adventures of a working-class family in the misfit city of Springfield.

Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Nancy Cartwright, Harry Shearer, Julie Kavner

Votes: 342,913

Best Animated TV Series (for seasons 9/10)

Runner ups: King of the Hill (seasons 2/3) Bob and Margaret (series 1) South Park (seasons 1/2) Animaniacs (season 5)

36. Big Train (1998–2002)

30 min | Comedy

A British sketch comedy show where people in ordinary situations suddenly find themselves in absurd situations.

Stars: Kevin Eldon, Mark Heap, Simon Pegg, Julia Davis

Votes: 3,405

Best Newcomer TV Comedy

Runner ups: The Powerpuff Girls That '70s Show

37. Jonathan Creek (1997–2016)
Episode: Danse Macabre (1998)

TV-PG | 50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

After a well known horror writer is shot dead one night at her son-in-law's house, her killer simply disappeared. As Jonathan is somewhat uninterested in the case, Maddy investigates for herself.

Director: Sandy Johnson | Stars: Caroline Quentin, Peter Davison, Pippa Haywood, Meg Davies

Votes: 247

Best Direction in an Individual Episode

Runner ups: Buffy the Vampire Slayer: "Passion" Jonathan Creek: "Black Canary" Buffy the Vampire Slayer: "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered" Buffy the Vampire Slayer: "Killed by Death"

38. Father Ted (1995–1998)
Episode: Speed 3 (1998)

TV-14 | 24 min | Comedy

A local milkman seeks revenge after Father Ted gets him fired.

Director: Andy De Emmony | Stars: Dermot Morgan, Ardal O'Hanlon, Frank Kelly, Pauline McLynn

Votes: 536

Best Writing in an Individual Episode

Runner ups: Father Ted: "Are You Right There Father Ted?" Father Ted: "The Mainland" Father Ted: "Chirpy Burpy Cheap Sheep" Jonathan Creek: "Danse Macabre"

39. Father Ted (1995–1998)
Episode: Speed 3 (1998)

TV-14 | 24 min | Comedy

A local milkman seeks revenge after Father Ted gets him fired.

Director: Andy De Emmony | Stars: Dermot Morgan, Ardal O'Hanlon, Frank Kelly, Pauline McLynn

Votes: 536

Best Individual Episode

Runner ups: Father Ted: "Are You Right There Father Ted?" Father Ted: "The Mainland" Father Ted: "Night of the Nearly Dead" Father Ted: "Chirpy Burpy Cheap Sheep" The Simpsons: "Treehouse of Horror IX" Jonathan Creek: "Danse Macabre" The Simpsons: "Natural Born Kissers" The Simpsons: "Bart the Mother" The Simpsons: "The Joy of Sect"

40. Jonathan Creek (1997–2016)
Episode: Black Canary (1998)

TV-PG | 89 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A retired female illusionist dies in mysterious circumstances. Maddy and Jonathan are called upon to investigate.

Director: Sandy Johnson | Stars: Hannah Gordon, Suzanna Hamilton, Francis Matthews, Murray Melvin

Votes: 274

Best TV Special

Runner ups: Goodnight, Mister Tom n/a

41. Steve Coogan: The Man Who Thinks He's It (1998 Video)

86 min | Documentary, Comedy

Steve Coogan brings five of his characters to the stage.

Directors: Geoff Posner, David Tyler | Stars: Steve Coogan, Simon Pegg, Julia Davis, Rebecca Muskett

Votes: 223

Best Feature Stand-up Comedy Recording

Runner ups: Alan Davies: Urban Trauma Jerry Seinfeld: 'I'm Telling You for the Last Time'

42. Wario Land II (1998 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Comedy

Captain Syrup has stolen Wario's treasure again. It's up to Wario to stop her.

Director: Takehiko Hosokawa

Votes: 104

Best Video Game

Runner ups: Crash Bandicoot: Warped! The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time Grim Fandango Resident Evil 2



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