Top 1998 IMDb Rated Movies

[#1] Saving Private Ryan (1998)

As U.S. troops storm the beaches of Normandy, three brothers lie dead on the battlefield, with a fourth trapped behind enemy lines. Ranger captain John Miller and seven men are tasked with penetrating German-held territory and bringing the boy home.

Genre: Drama, History, War

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Cast: Adam Goldberg, Barry Pepper, Dennis Farina, Dylan Bruno,...

Country: US

Duration: 169 min

Release: 1998

Rated: R

IMDb: 8.6 (1,190,693 votes)

[#2] American History X (1998)

Derek Vineyard is paroled after serving 3 years in prison for killing two African-American men. Through his brother, Danny Vineyard's narration, we learn that before going to prison, Derek was a skinhead and the leader of a violent white supremacist gang that committed acts of racial crime throughout L.A. and his actions greatly influenced Danny. Reformed and fresh out of prison, Derek severs contact with the gang and becomes determined to keep Danny from going down the same violent path ...

Genre: Drama

Director:

Cast: Avery Brooks, Beverly D'Angelo, Christopher Masterson, Edward Furlong,...

Country: US

Duration: 119 min

Release: 1998

Rated: R

IMDb: 8.5 (997,444 votes)

[#3] Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)

A card shark and his unwillingly-enlisted friends need to make a lot of cash quick after losing a sketchy poker match. To do this they decide to pull a heist on a small-time gang who happen to be operating out of the flat next door.

Genre: Comedy, Crime

Director:

Cast: Dexter Fletcher, Frank Harper, Huggy Leaver, Jason Flemyng,...

Country: UK

Duration: 105 min

Release: 1998

Rated: R

IMDb: 8.2 (515,966 votes)

[#4] The Big Lebowski (1998)

Jeffrey 'The Dude' Lebowski, a Los Angeles slacker who only wants to bowl and drink White Russians, is mistaken for another Jeffrey Lebowski, a wheelchair-bound millionaire, and finds himself dragged into a strange series of events involving nihilists, adult film producers, ferrets, errant toes, and large sums of money.

Genre: Comedy, Crime

Director:

Cast: Aimee Mann, Ben Gazzara, David Huddleston, Flea,...

Country: UK, US

Duration: 117 min

Release: 1998

Rated: R

IMDb: 8.1 (706,136 votes)

[#5] The Legend of 1900 (1998)

The story of a virtuoso piano player who lives his entire life aboard an ocean liner. Born and raised on the ship, 1900 (Tim Roth) learned about the outside world through interactions with passengers, never setting foot on land, even for the love of his life. Years later, the ship may be destroyed, and a former band member fears that 1900 may still be aboard, willing to go down with the ship.

Genre: Drama, Music, Romance

Director:

Cast: Alberto Vazquez, Bernard Padden, Bill Nunn, Clarence Williams III,...

Country: Italy

Duration: 170 min

Release: 1998

Rated: R

IMDb: 8.1 (58,696 votes)

[#6] The Truman Show (1998)

Truman Burbank is the star of The Truman Show, a 24-hour-a-day reality TV show that broadcasts every aspect of his life without his knowledge. His entire life has been an unending soap opera for consumption by the rest of the world. And everyone he knows, including his wife and his best friend is really an actor, paid to be part of his life.

Genre: Comedy, Drama

Director:

Cast: Blair Slater, Brian Delate, Don Taylor, Ed Harris,...

Country: US

Duration: 103 min

Release: 1998

Rated: PG

IMDb: 8.1 (904,830 votes)

[#7] Central Station (1998)

An emotive journey of a former school teacher, who writes letters for illiterate people, and a young boy, whose mother has just died, as they search for the father he never knew.

Genre: Drama

Director:

Cast: Caio Junqueira, Fernanda Montenegro, Gildásio Leite, Harildo Déda,...

Country: Brazil

Duration: 113 min

Release: 1998

Rated: R

IMDb: 8.0 (36,384 votes)

[#8] Happiness (1998)

The lives of many individuals connected by the desire for happiness, often from sources usually considered dark or evil.

Genre: Comedy, Drama

Director:

Cast: Arthur J. Nascarella, Ben Gazzara, Camryn Manheim, Cynthia Stevenson,...

Country: US

Duration: 139 min

Release: 1998

Rated: Unrated

IMDb: 7.7 (64,056 votes)

[#9] Rushmore (1998)

When a beautiful first-grade teacher arrives at a prep school, she soon attracts the attention of an ambitious teenager named Max, who quickly falls in love with her. Max turns to the father of two of his schoolmates for advice on how to woo the teacher. However, the situation soon gets complicated when Max's new friend becomes involved with her, setting the two pals against one another in a war for her attention.

Genre: Comedy, Drama

Director:

Cast: Andrew Wilson, Bill Murray, Brian Cox, Dipak Pallana,...

Country: US

Duration: 93 min

Release: 1998

Rated: R

IMDb: 7.7 (163,182 votes)

[#10] The Thin Red Line (1998)

The story of a group of men, an Army Rifle company called C-for-Charlie, who change, suffer, and ultimately make essential discoveries about themselves during the fierce World War II battle of Guadalcanal. It follows their journey, from the surprise of an unopposed landing, through the bloody and exhausting battles that follow, to the ultimate departure of those who survived.

Genre: DramaHistoryWar

Director:

Cast: Adrien Brody, Ben Chaplin, Elias Koteas, George Clooney,...

Country: CanadaUS

Duration: 171 min

Release: 1998

Rated: R

IMDb: 7.6 (166,515 votes)