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
Rushmore (Wes Anderson, 1998)
86/100
The Thin Red Line (Terrence Malick, 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
Ronin (John Frankenheimer, 1998)
77/100
Out of Sight (Steven Soderbergh, 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)