1998 Top Ten List

By IMDb date: first public screening

90/100 Happiness (Todd Solondz, 1998)
89/100 The Big Lebowski (Joel and Ethan Coen, 1998)
87/100 Shakespeare in Love (John Madden, 1998)
86/100 The Thin Red Line (Terrence Malick, 1998)
86/100 Rushmore (Wes Anderson, 1998)
82/100 Babe: Pig in the City (George Miller, 1998)
80/100 Saving Private Ryan (Steven Spielberg, 1998)
79/100 Bulworth (Warren Beatty, 1998)
77/100 Out of Sight (Steven Soderbergh, 1998)
77/100 Ronin (John Frankenheimer, 1998)

1998 U.S. Releases by Grade

  • 95/100
    Hana-bi  (Takeshi Kitano, 1997)
  • 90/100
    Nil by Mouth  (Gary Oldman, 1997)
  • 90/100
    Happiness  (Todd Solondz, 1998)
  • 89/100
    The Big Lebowski  (Joel and Ethan Coen, 1998)
  • 89/100
    Sonatine  (Takeshi Kitano, 1993)
  • 87/100
    Shakespeare in Love  (John Madden, 1998)
  • 86/100
    Rushmore  (Wes Anderson, 1998)
  • 86/100
    The Thin Red Line  (Terrence Malick, 1998)
  • 86/100
    Sonatine  (Takeshi Kitano, 1993)
  • 82/100
    Babe: Pig in the City  (George Miller, 1998)
  • 80/100
    Saving Private Ryan  (Steven Spielberg, 1998)
  • 79/100
    Bulworth  (Warren Beatty, 1998)
  • 77/100
    Ronin  (John Frankenheimer, 1998)
  • 77/100
    Out of Sight  (Steven Soderbergh, 1998)
  • 77/100
    The Butcher Boy  (Neil Jordan, 1997)
  • 76/100
    Fallen Angels  (Wong Kar-Wai, 1995)
  • 75/100
    Living Out Loud  (Richard LaGravenese, 1998)
  • 75/100
    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas  (Terry Gilliam, 1998)
  • 74/100
    A Bug’s Life  (John Lasseter and Andrew Stanton, 1998)
  • 72/100
    A Simple Plan  (Sam Raimi, 1998)
  • 72/100
    Mother and Son  (Aleksandr Sokurov, 1997)
  • 70/100
    American History X  (Tony Kaye, 1998)
  • 70/100
    The General  (John Boorman, 1998)
  • 70/100
    The Truman Show  (Peter Weir, 1998)
  • 68/100
    Pi  (Darren Aronofsky, 1998)
  • 68/100
    Enemy of the State  (Tony Scott, 1998)
  • 66/100
    Twilight  (Robert Benton, 1998)
  • 65/100
    The Disenchanted  (Benoît Jacquot, 1990)
  • 65/100
    He Got Game  (Spike Lee, 1998)
  • 64/100
    The Celebration  (Thomas Vinterberg, 1998)
  • 63/100
    Halloween H20: 20 Years Later  (Steve Miner, 1998)
  • 62/100
    Antz  (Eric Darnell and Tim Johnson, 1998)
  • 62/100
    Slums of Beverly Hills  (Tamara Jenkins, 1998)
  • 60/100
    Elizabeth  (Shekhar Kapur, 1998)
  • 60/100
    Life Is Beautiful  (Roberto Benigni, 1997)
  • 59/100
    The Mask of Zorro  (Martin Campbell, 1998)
  • 58/100
    Rounders  (John Dahl, 1998)
  • 58/100
    Wild Things  (John McNaughton, 1998)
  • 57/100
    Permanent Midnight  (David Veloz, 1998)
  • 57/100
    There’s Something About Mary  (Bobby Farrelly and Peter Farrelly, 1998)
  • 56/100
    Rush Hour  (Brett Ratner, 1998)
  • 56/100
    Henry Fool  (Hal Hartley, 1997)
  • 55/100
    The X-Files  (Rob Bowman, 1998)
  • 54/100
    Six Days, Seven Nights  (Ivan Reitman, 1998)
  • 54/100
    Pleasantville  (Gary Ross, 1998)
  • 53/100
    Soldier  (Paul W.S. Anderson, 1998)
  • 53/100
    John Carpenter’s Vampires  (John Carpenter, 1998)
  • 52/100
    Can’t Hardly Wait  (Deborah Kaplan and Harry Elfont, 1998)
  • 52/100
    Ever After  (Andy Tennant, 1998)
  • 52/100
    The Waterboy  (Frank Coraci, 1998)
  • 52/100
    The Negotiator  (F. Gary Gray, 1998)
  • 51/100
    Small Soldiers  (Joe Dante, 1998)
  • 51/100
    Godzilla  (Roland Emmerich, 1998)
  • 49/100
    Psycho  (Gus Van Sant, 1998)
  • 49/100
    Live Flesh  (Pedro Almodóvar, 1997)
  • 48/100
    Snake Eyes  (Brian De Palma, 1998)
  • 48/100
    Primary Colors  (Mike Nichols, 1998)
  • 48/100
    Dark City  (Alex Proyas, 1998)
  • 48/100
    Mighty Joe Young  (Ron Underwood, 1998)
  • 48/100
    Funny Games  (Michael Haneke, 1997)
  • 48/100
    Artemisia  (Agnès Merlet, 1997)
  • 48/100
    Two Girls and a Guy  (James Toback, 1997)
  • 48/100
    High Art  (Lisa Colodenko, 1998)
  • 47/100
    Urban Legend  (Jamie Blanks, 1998)
  • 47/100
    What Dreams May Come  (Vincent Ward, 1998)
  • 47/100
    Blade  (Stephen Norrington, 1998)
  • 47/100
    Great Expectations  (Alfonso Cuarón, 1998)
  • 47/100
    Celebrity  (Woody Allen, 1998)
  • 47/100
    The Last Big Thing  (Dan Zukovic, 1996)
  • 46/100
    The Opposite of Sex  (Don Roos, 1998)
  • 45/100
    Your Friends and Neighbors  (Neil LaBute, 1998)
  • 45/100
    The Big Hit  (Wong Che-Kirk, 1998)
  • 44/100
    Wedding Singer, The  (Frank Coraci, 1998)
  • 44/100
    Suicide Kings  (Peter O'Fallon, 1997)
  • 42/100
    Sliding Doors  (Peter Howitt, 1998)
  • 41/100
    Lethal Weapon 4  (Richard Donner, 1998)
  • 38/100
    Insomnia  (Erik Skjoldbjærg , 1997)
  • 35/100
    Seventh Heaven  (Benoît Jacquot, 1997)
  • 35/100
    Spice World  (Bob Spiers, 1998)
  • 33/100
    The Siege  (Edward Zwick, 1998)
  • 33/100
    Lolita  (Adrian Lyne, 1997)
  • 31/100
    Very Bad Things  (Peter Berg, 1998)
  • 31/100
    A Perfect Murder  (Andrew Davis, 1998)
  • 31/100
    City of Angels  (Brad Silberling, 1998)
  • 30/100
    Waking Ned Devine  (Kirk Jones, 1998)
  • 29/100
    Dr. Dolittle  (Betty Thomas, 1998)
  • 28/100
    Replacement Killers, The  (Antoine Fuqua, 1998)
  • 28/100
    Disturbing Behavior  (David Nutter, 1998)
  • 28/100
    Burn Hollywood Burn  (Arthur Hiller, 1997)
  • 25/100
    Fallen  (Gregory Hoblit, 1998)
  • 24/100
    The Faculty  (Robert Rodriguez, 1998)
  • 19/100
    Nightwatch  (Ole Bornedal, 1997)
  • 18/100
    Species II  (Peter Medak, 1998)
  • 18/100
    Blues Brothers 2000  (John Landis, 1998)
  • 15/100
    Lost in Space  (Stephen Hopkins, 1998)
  • 10/100
    Marie Baie des Anges  (Manuel Pradal, 1997)
  • 8/100
    Knock Off  (Tsui Hark, 1998)
  • 8/100
    Deep Impact  (Mimi Leder, 1998)
  • 5/100
    The Avengers  (Jeremiah Chechik, 1998)

1998 U.S. Releases by Title

  • 72/100
    A Simple Plan  (Sam Raimi, 1998)
  • 70/100
    American History X  (Tony Kaye, 1998)
  • 62/100
    Antz  (Eric Darnell and Tim Johnson, 1998)
  • 48/100
    Artemisia  (Agnès Merlet, 1997)
  • 5/100
    The Avengers  (Jeremiah Chechik, 1998)
  • 82/100
    Babe: Pig in the City  (George Miller, 1998)
  • 45/100
    The Big Hit  (Wong Che-Kirk, 1998)
  • 89/100
    The Big Lebowski  (Joel and Ethan Coen, 1998)
  • 47/100
    Blade  (Stephen Norrington, 1998)
  • 18/100
    Blues Brothers 2000  (John Landis, 1998)
  • 74/100
    A Bug’s Life  (John Lasseter and Andrew Stanton, 1998)
  • 79/100
    Bulworth  (Warren Beatty, 1998)
  • 28/100
    Burn Hollywood Burn  (Arthur Hiller, 1997)
  • 77/100
    The Butcher Boy  (Neil Jordan, 1997)
  • 52/100
    Can’t Hardly Wait  (Deborah Kaplan and Harry Elfont, 1998)
  • 64/100
    The Celebration  (Thomas Vinterberg, 1998)
  • 47/100
    Celebrity  (Woody Allen, 1998)
  • 31/100
    City of Angels  (Brad Silberling, 1998)
  • 48/100
    Dark City  (Alex Proyas, 1998)
  • 8/100
    Deep Impact  (Mimi Leder, 1998)
  • 65/100
    The Disenchanted  (Benoît Jacquot, 1990)
  • 28/100
    Disturbing Behavior  (David Nutter, 1998)
  • 29/100
    Dr. Dolittle  (Betty Thomas, 1998)
  • 60/100
    Elizabeth  (Shekhar Kapur, 1998)
  • 68/100
    Enemy of the State  (Tony Scott, 1998)
  • 52/100
    Ever After  (Andy Tennant, 1998)
  • 24/100
    The Faculty  (Robert Rodriguez, 1998)
  • 25/100
    Fallen  (Gregory Hoblit, 1998)
  • 76/100
    Fallen Angels  (Wong Kar-Wai, 1995)
  • 75/100
    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas  (Terry Gilliam, 1998)
  • 48/100
    Funny Games  (Michael Haneke, 1997)
  • 70/100
    The General  (John Boorman, 1998)
  • 51/100
    Godzilla  (Roland Emmerich, 1998)
  • 47/100
    Great Expectations  (Alfonso Cuarón, 1998)
  • 63/100
    Halloween H20: 20 Years Later  (Steve Miner, 1998)
  • 95/100
    Hana-bi  (Takeshi Kitano, 1997)
  • 90/100
    Happiness  (Todd Solondz, 1998)
  • 65/100
    He Got Game  (Spike Lee, 1998)
  • 56/100
    Henry Fool  (Hal Hartley, 1997)
  • 48/100
    High Art  (Lisa Colodenko, 1998)
  • 38/100
    Insomnia  (Erik Skjoldbjærg , 1997)
  • 8/100
    Knock Off  (Tsui Hark, 1998)
  • 47/100
    The Last Big Thing  (Dan Zukovic, 1996)
  • 41/100
    Lethal Weapon 4  (Richard Donner, 1998)
  • 60/100
    Life Is Beautiful  (Roberto Benigni, 1997)
  • 49/100
    Live Flesh  (Pedro Almodóvar, 1997)
  • 75/100
    Living Out Loud  (Richard LaGravenese, 1998)
  • 33/100
    Lolita  (Adrian Lyne, 1997)
  • 15/100
    Lost in Space  (Stephen Hopkins, 1998)
  • 10/100
    Marie Baie des Anges  (Manuel Pradal, 1997)
  • 59/100
    The Mask of Zorro  (Martin Campbell, 1998)
  • 48/100
    Mighty Joe Young  (Ron Underwood, 1998)
  • 72/100
    Mother and Son  (Aleksandr Sokurov, 1997)
  • 52/100
    The Negotiator  (F. Gary Gray, 1998)
  • 19/100
    Nightwatch  (Ole Bornedal, 1997)
  • 90/100
    Nil by Mouth  (Gary Oldman, 1997)
  • 46/100
    The Opposite of Sex  (Don Roos, 1998)
  • 77/100
    Out of Sight  (Steven Soderbergh, 1998)
  • 31/100
    A Perfect Murder  (Andrew Davis, 1998)
  • 57/100
    Permanent Midnight  (David Veloz, 1998)
  • 68/100
    Pi  (Darren Aronofsky, 1998)
  • 54/100
    Pleasantville  (Gary Ross, 1998)
  • 48/100
    Primary Colors  (Mike Nichols, 1998)
  • 49/100
    Psycho  (Gus Van Sant, 1998)
  • 28/100
    Replacement Killers, The  (Antoine Fuqua, 1998)
  • 77/100
    Ronin  (John Frankenheimer, 1998)
  • 58/100
    Rounders  (John Dahl, 1998)
  • 56/100
    Rush Hour  (Brett Ratner, 1998)
  • 86/100
    Rushmore  (Wes Anderson, 1998)
  • 80/100
    Saving Private Ryan  (Steven Spielberg, 1998)
  • 35/100
    Seventh Heaven  (Benoît Jacquot, 1997)
  • 87/100
    Shakespeare in Love  (John Madden, 1998)
  • 33/100
    The Siege  (Edward Zwick, 1998)
  • 54/100
    Six Days, Seven Nights  (Ivan Reitman, 1998)
  • 42/100
    Sliding Doors  (Peter Howitt, 1998)
  • 62/100
    Slums of Beverly Hills  (Tamara Jenkins, 1998)
  • 51/100
    Small Soldiers  (Joe Dante, 1998)
  • 48/100
    Snake Eyes  (Brian De Palma, 1998)
  • 53/100
    Soldier  (Paul W.S. Anderson, 1998)
  • 86/100
    Sonatine  (Takeshi Kitano, 1993)
  • 89/100
    Sonatine  (Takeshi Kitano, 1993)
  • 18/100
    Species II  (Peter Medak, 1998)
  • 35/100
    Spice World  (Bob Spiers, 1998)
  • 44/100
    Suicide Kings  (Peter O'Fallon, 1997)
  • 57/100
    There’s Something About Mary  (Bobby Farrelly and Peter Farrelly, 1998)
  • 86/100
    The Thin Red Line  (Terrence Malick, 1998)
  • 70/100
    The Truman Show  (Peter Weir, 1998)
  • 66/100
    Twilight  (Robert Benton, 1998)
  • 48/100
    Two Girls and a Guy  (James Toback, 1997)
  • 47/100
    Urban Legend  (Jamie Blanks, 1998)
  • 53/100
    John Carpenter’s Vampires  (John Carpenter, 1998)
  • 31/100
    Very Bad Things  (Peter Berg, 1998)
  • 30/100
    Waking Ned Devine  (Kirk Jones, 1998)
  • 52/100
    The Waterboy  (Frank Coraci, 1998)
  • 44/100
    Wedding Singer, The  (Frank Coraci, 1998)
  • 47/100
    What Dreams May Come  (Vincent Ward, 1998)
  • 58/100
    Wild Things  (John McNaughton, 1998)
  • 55/100
    The X-Files  (Rob Bowman, 1998)
  • 45/100
    Your Friends and Neighbors  (Neil LaBute, 1998)

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