Temporal Top Ten – 1998


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Number of movies seen from this year – 144
Number of movies reviewed – 59 (Including 2 Encore Review)

This was a very difficult year to compile because I easily had 16 films that were worthy of making the top ten and I had trouble deciding.

My 6 runners-up are The Big Lebowski, A Bug’s Life,  Lethal Weapon 4, The Truman Show, When Trumpets Fade and You’ve Got Mail

On the other hand, choosing my #1 and #2 were easy choices. Both have had a profound impact on my life having been an infantry soldier and always being fascinated by the journey to the stars.

#3 is IMHO the best non-Disney or Pixar animated movie ever made.

You’ll notice that only two of the 5 oscar nominated best pictures appear on this list at #1 & #7 which gives one representative from each of the two genres nominated that year (WWII and ye olde British period pieces) I wasn’t the biggest fan of Elizabeth or The Thin Red Line, so both are very low on my yearly list. Life is Beautiful is registered for 1997 in IMDB; so keep an eye out for it on that list.

Truly one of the greatest movie years!

My Top Tenwild things

10. Wild Thingsamerican history x

9. American History Xpleasantville

8. Pleasantvilleshakespeare

7. Shakespeare in Loveenemy

6. Enemy of the Statehank greenberg

5. The Life and Times of Hank Greenbergdeep impact

4. Deep Impactprince of egypt

3. The Prince of Egyptfrom the earth

2. From the Earth to the Moonsaving private ryan

1. Saving Private Ryan

Here’s a complete list of movies that I’ve seen from 1998

  1. 54
  2. 20 Dates
  3. 30, Still Single: Contemplating Suicide
  4. Almost Heroes
  5. American History X
  6. Antz
  7. Apt Pupil
  8. Armageddon
  9. The Avengers
  10. Babe Ruth
  11. Babylon 5: In the Beginning
  12. Babylon 5: The River of Souls
  13. BASEketball
  14. Beloved
  15. The Big Hit
  16. The Big Lebowski
  17. Blade
  18. Blues Brothers 2000
  19. Buffalo ’66
  20. A Bug’s Life
  21. Bulworth
  22. Calvin Coolidge: Our American Journey
  23. Can’t Hardly Wait
  24. Celebrity
  25. City of Angels
  26. A Civil Action
  27. Clay Pigeons
  28. Croupier
  29. Dark City
  30. The Day Lincoln Was Shot
  31. Dead Man on Campus
  32. Deep Impact
  33. Deep Rising
  34. Desert Blue
  35. Desperate Measures
  36. Dr. Dolittle
  37. Elizabeth
  38. Enemy of the State
  39. Ever After
  40. Exiled
  41. Fallen
  42. Final Cut
  43. Finding Graceland
  44. Following
  45. From the Earth to the Moon
  46. The General
  47. Godzilla
  48. Goodnight Mister Tom
  49. Happiness
  50. Hard Rain
  51. Hideous Kinky
  52. Holy Man
  53. Hope Floats
  54. The Horse Whisperer
  55. Houdini
  56. Hurlyburly
  57. Into the Breach: ‘Saving Private Ryan’
  58. Jack Frost
  59. Jeremiah
  60. John F. Kennedy: A Personal Story
  61. Jon-Erik Hexum: E! Mysteries & Scandals
  62. Just a Little Harmless Sex
  63. Kissing a Fool
  64. Last Days, The
  65. Last Days of Disco, The
  66. Left Luggage
  67. Les Miserables
  68. Lethal Weapon 4
  69. The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg
  70. Living Out Loud
  71. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
  72. Lost in Space
  73. Making ‘From the Earth to the Moon’
  74. Major League: Back to the Minors
  75. The Man in the Iron Mask
  76. The Mask of Zorro
  77. Meet Joe Black
  78. Mercury Rising
  79. Merlin
  80. The Mighty
  81. Mighty Joe Young
  82. Mulan
  83. A Murder of Crows
  84. My Giant
  85. The Negotiator
  86. Next Stop, Wonderland
  87. The Object of My Affection
  88. The Odd Couple II
  89. The Opposite of Sex
  90. Out of Sight
  91. The Parent Trap
  92. Patch Adams
  93. A Perfect Murder
  94. Pleasantville
  95. Practical Magic
  96. A Price Above Rubies
  97. Primary Colors
  98. The Prince of Egypt
  99. The Proposition
  100. Quest for Camelot
  101. The Rat Pack
  102. Return to Paradise
  103. Ronin
  104. Rounders
  105. Run Lola Run
  106. Rush Hour
  107. Rushmore
  108. Saving Private Ryan Encore Review Encore Review 2
  109. Savior
  110. Shakespeare in Love
  111. The Siege
  112. Simon Birch
  113. A Simple Plan
  114. Since You’ve Been Gone
  115. Six Days Seven Nights
  116. Sliding Doors
  117. Small Soldiers
  118. Snake Eyes
  119. Soldier
  120. Sphere
  121. Star Trek: Insurrection
  122. Stepmom
  123. Still Crazy
  124. Thanks of a Grateful Nation
  125. There’s Something About Mary
  126. Thick as Thieves
  127. The Thin Red Line
  128. The Truman Show
  129. Twilight
  130. U.S. Marshals
  131. Velvet Goldmine
  132. Very Bad Things
  133. Waking Ned, aka Waking Ned Devine
  134. The Waterboy
  135. The Wedding Singer
  136. What Dreams May Come
  137. When Trumpets Fade
  138. Wild Things
  139. Winchell
  140. Without Limits
  141. Wrongfully Accused
  142. Your Friends & Neighbors
  143. You’ve Got Mail
  144. Zero Effect



6 thoughts on “Temporal Top Ten – 1998

  1. I’ll be honest, I haven’t seen most of these, though it’s hard to believe they can top You’ve Got Mail and Truman Show, two of my favorites. My dad says he hates Pleasantville, but I’ll have to give some of these a watch.

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    • I still cant believe u have never felt the need to watch Saving Private Ryan despite the violence aspect. This was such a tough year to create this list for because there are some amazing movies this year. Im gonna have to rewatch Truman Show to get a fresher perspective.


  2. This is a very good list from a very good year for movies.

    I would probably have Saving Private Ryan a bit lower and American History X would be my favorite from the year. But those are small quibbles! Nice work.

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