Movie Ratings & Reviews
Last film added: December 16, 2018. There are currently 1603 films in the database (since 1996).
- Celebration, The (1998) 10
This Dogme 95 film, set on a grandfather's 60th birthday, spirals into forbidden family territory.
- Dark City (1998) 10
Rufus Sewell struggles to recover his memories in a nightmarish world run by telekinetic beings.
- Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998) 10
As your attorney, I advise you watch Johnny Depp as gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson.
- Pi (1998) 10
A paranoid mathematician searches for a number to unlock the universal patterns found in nature.
- Cube (1998) 9
Seven complete strangers awaken one day in a cubical Kafkaesque maze filled with deadly traps.
- Dreamlife of Angels, The (1998) 9
In France, two penniless young women with few prospects become friends and share a flat.
- Fallen Angels (1998) 9
Kar-Wai Wong directs the story of a professional killer in a surreal Hong Kong nightscape.
- Following (1998) 9
A dark thriller by Christopher Nolan about a young writer who follows strangers around London.
- Last Night (1998) 9
There are six hours until the end of the world. What would you do?
- Red Violin, The (1998) 9
A red violin makes its way through three centuries over several owners and countries.
- Run Lola Run (1998) 9
A kinetic race against the clock in which small decisions domino into riches, or death.
- Rushmore (1998) 9
Wes Anderson's hilarious follow-up to Bottle Rocket, starring prep-schooler Jason Schwartzman and Bill Murray.
- Truman Show, The (1998) 9
Insurance salesman Jim Carrey discovers his entire life is actually a TV show.
- American History X (1998) 8
There's nothing like neo-Nazi skinhead Edward Norton shattering your teeth against a concrete curb.
- Big Lebowski, The (1998) 8
Comedy about a pothead bowler who is mistaken for a deadbeat philanthropist. Stars John Goodman.
- Bug's Life, A (1998) 8
A misfit ant, looking to save his colony from grasshoppers, recruits some inept circus bugs.
- Central Station (1998) 8
A woman who writes letters for illiterate people meets a boy whose mother has died.
- Fireworks (1998) 8
Takeshi Kitano presents a movie based on consequences and states of mind rather than action.
- Hilary and Jackie (1998) 8
About the brilliant concert cellist Jacqueline du Pre, from the perspective of her sister Hilary.
- Life is Beautiful (1998) 8
Jewish man Roberto Benigni uses humor to protect his son in a Nazi death camp.
- Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998) 8
Four Cockney men pool their money for an illegal high-stakes card game, with unpleasant results.
- Lovers of the Arctic Circle, The (1998) 8
A story of circular lives, with circular names, in a circular place. Life is happenstance.
- My Son the Fanatic (1998) 8
Set in Britain, a Pakistani taxi-driver is attracted to a prostitute. Enter the Islamic fundamentalists.
- Out of Sight (1998) 8
Career bank robber George Clooney breaks out of jail and kidnaps Jennifer Lopez. Sparks fly.
- Pleasantville (1998) 8
Two teenagers find themselves in a 1950s sitcom. Their behavior accidentally transforms their black-and-white suburb.
- Regret to Inform (1998) 8
The filmmaker goes on a pilgrimage to the Vietnamese countryside where her husband was killed.
- Ronin (1998) 8
This mission is to recover a mysterious briefcase. Robert De Niro and Natascha McElhone star.
- Seinfeld - The Complete Series (1998) 8
A sitcom about nothing. Starring New York stand-up comedian Jerry Seinfeld and his neurotic friends.
- Shakespeare in Love (1998) 8
A young Shakespeare meets Gwyneth Paltrow and is inspired to write Romeo and Juliet.
- Simple Plan, A (1998) 8
Three people find $4 million in the cockpit of a crashed plane. Keep it secret?
- Six-String Samurai (1998) 8
In a post-apocalyptic America, samurai guitarist Buddy Holly journeys to Lost Vegas to become king.
- Smoke Signals (1998) 8
Two young Indian men from an Idaho reservation take a life-changing road trip together. Soulful.
- Thin Red Line, The (1998) 8
Terrence Malick presents a remake of the novel about the 1943 Guadalcanal conflict during WWII.
- Your Friends & Neighbors (1998) 8
Six people play musical beds. Stars Amy Brenneman, Catherine Keener, Nastassja Kinski, and Ben Stiller.
- Xiu Xiu: The Sent-Down Girl (1998) 8
Explores the Cultural Revolution in China. A young teenage girl is sent to remote lands.
- Antz (1998) 7
Woody Allen is a neurotic ant who has become disenfranchised from his totalitarian colony.
- Buffalo '66 (1998) 7
Social misfit Vincent Gallo is rescued from emotional peril by Christina Ricci, who he kidnaps.
- Desert Blue (1998) 7
A struggling roadside town. The world's largest ice cream cone. Christina Ricci blows stuff up.
- Enemy of the State (1998) 7
Will Smith becomes a target after learning of a politically motivated murder. Surveillance and paranoia!
- Gia (1998) 7
Frequently naked Angelina Jolie is Gia Carangi, a top fashion model from the late 1970s.
- Gods and Monsters (1998) 7
Explores the last days of Frankenstein director James Whale, starring Ian McKellen and Brendan Fraser.
- High Art (1998) 7
Explores the romance between photo editor Radha Mitchell and heroin-addicted photographer Ally Sheedy.
- Horse Whisperer, The (1998) 7
After a tragic accident, Kristin Scott Thomas enlists the help of mystical horse-healer Robert Redford.
- Idiots, The (1998) 7
Lars von Trier's provocative Dogme 95 film about Danish adults pretending to be mentally challenged.
- Lawn Dogs (1998) 7
Ten-year-old Mischa Barton befriends the lawn cutter, a fellow outsider, in an upscale gated community.
- Life is to Whistle (1998) 7
Three characters in present-day Havana must choose between their self-restricting beliefs or living more freely.
- Mulan (1998) 7
A girl secretly joins the Chinese army disguised as a man and becomes a hero.
- Negotiator, The (1998) 7
Police negotiator Samuel L. Jackson has been framed. Can negotiator Kevin Spacey save his life?
- Playing by Heart (1998) 7
Parallel stories of eleven Los Angeles characters converge, with an all-star cast including Angelina Jolie.
- Return to Paradise (1998) 7
Two friends decide whether to help a third friend arrested in Malaysia for drug possession.
- Rounders (1998) 7
Reformed gambler Matt Damon must return to playing big stakes poker to save Edward Norton.
- Saving Private Ryan (1998) 7
During WWII, three brothers are killed. The Army tries to save the sole surviving brother.
- Sliding Doors (1998) 7
Parallel story lines explore fate and how simple moments change our lives. Stars Gwyneth Paltrow.
- There's Something About Mary (1998) 7
The Farrelly Brothers present a gross-out romantic comedy starring good-natured Cameron Diaz and Ben Stiller.
- Twilight of the Ice Nymphs (1998) 7
Jewel-toned, deadpan absurdity from the inimitable Guy Maddin. A kitschy, disorienting fantasy of frustrated desires.
- Waking Ned Devine (1998) 7
When a lottery winner dies of shock, his fellow townsfolk attempt to claim the money.
- X-Files: Fight the Future, The (1998) 7
David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson must fight the government in a conspiracy about alien colonization.
- Zero Effect (1998) 7
Bill Pullman is private investigator Daryl Zero, a paranoid genius investigating blackmail. One-liners abound.
- Besieged (1998) 6
Housekeeper Thandie Newton goes into exile in Italy after her African husband is jailed.
- Civil Action, A (1998) 6
Lawyer John Travolta stars in this courtroom drama about a company's responsibility for toxic waste.
- Deep Impact (1998) 6
Who will survive when a comet collides with Earth? It sucks much less than Armageddon.
- Faculty, The (1998) 6
High school students Jordana Brewster and Clea DuVall suspect that their teachers are becoming aliens.
- Great Expectations (1998) 6
Modernization of classic Charles Dickens story, starring New York painter Ethan Hawke and Gwyneth Paltrow.
- Hideous Kinky (1998) 6
A hippie British woman travels to Morocco with her two young daughters. Stars Kate Winslet.
- Homegrown (1998) 6
Small-time marijuana-grower Billy Bob Thornton and Kelly Lynch try to get rich following a murder.
- Meet Joe Black (1998) 6
We have Brad Pitt as Death, media tycoon Anthony Hopkins, and intriguing daughter Claire Forlani.
- Permanent Midnight (1998) 6
Ben Stiller plays desperate comedy writer and heroin addict Jerry Stahl. Maria Bello also stars.
- Replacement Killers, The (1998) 6
Professional killer Chow Yun-Fat betrays a crime boss. Document forger Mira Sorvino offers her help.
- Rush Hour (1998) 6
Jackie Chan and comedian Chris Tucker partner to rescue a kidnapped daughter. A paint-by-numbers formula.
- Siege, The (1998) 6
Martial law is declared in New York City after an Islamic religious leader is abducted.
- Six Days Seven Nights (1998) 6
Cargo pilot Harrison Ford and New Yorker Anne Heche become stranded on a tropical island.
- Small Soldiers (1998) 6
When missile technology is used to enhance toy action figures, the toys go to war.
- Wedding Singer, The (1998) 6
Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore star. Now get out of my Van Halen t-shirt.
- All I Wanna Do (1998) 5
It's 1963 and Kirsten Dunst, Gaby Hoffmann, and Rachael Leigh Cook are pissed-off schoolgirls.
- Apt Pupil (1998) 5
A boy blackmails neighbor Ian McKellen after suspecting him to be a Nazi war criminal.
- BASEketball (1998) 5
Trey Parker and Matt Stone combine basketball-shooting skills with baseball rules and become pro athletes.
- City of Angels (1998) 5
Celestial duty or earthly love? Will angel Nicolas Cage become human for Meg Ryan? Sappy!
- Disturbing Behavior (1998) 5
Why are these teenagers such perfect upstanding citizens? Katie Holmes has a sinister explanation.
- Doctor Dolittle (1998) 5
Veterinarian Eddie Murphy talks to the animals and can hear them talk back. Mental institution?
- Home Fries (1998) 5
Brothers Luke Wilson and Jake Busey want pregnant Drew Barrymore for very different reasons. Dumb.
- Hope Floats (1998) 5
Former beauty queen Sandra Bullock falls on hard times and returns to her small hometown.
- Lethal Weapon 4 (1998) 5
Chris Rock joins the Mel Gibson-led LAPD quartet. The crimes involve immigrant smuggling and counterfeiting.
- Outside Ozona (1998) 5
Oklahoma motorists listening to the same radio station DJ are connected by a serial killer.
- Palmetto (1998) 5
Recently released ex-con Woody Harrelson gets involved in a fake kidnapping scheme that turns real.
- Perfect Murder, A (1998) 5
Remake of Hitchcock's Dial M for Murder, starring millionaire industrialist Michael Douglas and Gwyneth Paltrow.
- Practical Magic (1998) 5
Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman are cursed sisters with a hereditary gift for practical magic.
- Stepmom (1998) 5
Julia Roberts and Susan Sarandon star in a film of cheap sentiment and fatal illness.
- U.S. Marshals (1998) 5
This time Chief Deputy Marshal Tommy Lee Jones isn't chasing fugitive Harrison Ford.
- Urban Legend (1998) 5
A decent slasher movie. Pluses: Alicia Witt and Rebecca Gayheart. Big minus: Tara Reid.
- What Dreams May Come (1998) 5
Fantastic visuals and lots of death. Robin Williams tries to track down his wife's soul.
- Wild Things (1998) 5
Neve Campbell and Denise Richards make out in a swimming pool. And other stuff happens.
- You've Got Mail (1998) 5
I liked this Tom Hanks-Meg Ryan movie better when it was called Sleepless in Seattle.
- 54 (1998) CRAP
A story about famous 1970s disco nightclub Studio 54, starring Ryan Phillippe and Salma Hayek.
- Armageddon (1998) CRAP
A deep-core drilling team pretends to be astronauts in this Jerry Bruckheimer popcorn flick.
- Avengers, The (1998) CRAP
There was nothing Uma Thurman could do to save this ill-fated remake.
- Curve, The (1998) CRAP
Matthew Lillard and a friend kill their roommate and make it look like a suicide.
- Dead Man on Campus (1998) CRAP
Flunking college students Tom Everett Scott and Mark-Paul Gosselaar try to find a suicidal roommate.
- Deep Rising (1998) CRAP
A giant squid attacks a luxurious cruise ship. At least jewel-thief Famke Janssen doesn't suck.
- Dirty Work (1998) CRAP
In desperate need of money, Norm MacDonald opens a revenge-for-hire service. Worthless unfunny slapstick.
- Falling Sky (1998) CRAP
Depressing movie set in Las Vegas about alcoholic mother Karen Allen and daughter Brittany Murphy.
- Godzilla (1998) CRAP
A giant Japanese-inspired, American-ruined CGI spectacle of capitalistic entertainment.
- Half Baked (1998) CRAP
Get me an avocado, an ice pick, and my snorkel. I've made bongs with less.
- Hard Rain (1998) CRAP
I could not suspend my disbelief. This flood-ravaged trainwreck of a thriller stars Morgan Freeman.
- Hush (1998) CRAP
Mother-in-law Jessica Lange is batshit crazy. Pregnant Gwyneth Paltrow should be afraid, very afraid.
- I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (1998) CRAP
Jennifer Love Hewitt's breasts and Freddie Prinze Jr. are back in this gory slasher sequel.
- Lost in Space (1998) CRAP
Danger Will Robinson! You are Earth's only hope. But your space movie sucks, a lot.
- Mercury Rising (1998) CRAP
FBI agent Bruce Willis protects an autistic boy who has deciphered a sophisticated cryptographic system.
- Patch Adams (1998) CRAP
Robin Williams stars in this emotionally manipulative story about the power of laughter as medicine.
- Species II (1998) CRAP
American astronauts land on Mars. Even Natasha Henstridge's nudity can't redeem this lame sci-fi bloodbath.
- Sphere (1998) CRAP
An underwater sci-fi thriller with Dustin Hoffman and Samuel L. Jackson that somehow really sucks.
- Very Bad Things (1998) CRAP
A dark comedy about the consequences of a prostitute's death during a Vegas bachelor party.
- Waterboy, The (1998) CRAP
Frustrated waterboy Adam Sandler shows a talent for tackling football players in this dumb movie.
1998 ReleasesSearch returned all films from 1998 out of 1603 total rated films.
FROM BAD TO WORSE
Statistical ratings distribution of these 112 films (7% of total rated films):
With enough films included, it usually approximates a bell curve with a mean near 6.5...
(especially when considering that CRAP is 0-4 combined).
Average rating for these 112 films: 6.2.
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