Temporal Top Ten – 1998


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Number of movies seen from this year – 145
Number of movies reviewed – 66 (Including 5 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. Dirty Work
  37. Dr. Dolittle
  38. Elizabeth
  39. Enemy of the State
  40. Ever After
  41. Exiled
  42. Fallen
  43. Final Cut
  44. Finding Graceland
  45. Following
  46. From the Earth to the Moon
  47. The General
  48. The Gingerbread Man
  49. Godzilla
  50. Goodnight Mister Tom
  51. Happiness
  52. Hard Rain
  53. Hideous Kinky
  54. Holy Man
  55. Hope Floats
  56. The Horse Whisperer
  57. Houdini
  58. Hurlyburly
  59. Into the Breach: ‘Saving Private Ryan’
  60. Jack Frost
  61. Jeremiah
  62. John F. Kennedy: A Personal Story
  63. Jon-Erik Hexum: E! Mysteries & Scandals
  64. Just a Little Harmless Sex
  65. Kissing a Fool
  66. Last Days, The
  67. Last Days of Disco, The
  68. Left Luggage
  69. Les Miserables
  70. Lethal Weapon 4
  71. The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg
  72. Living Out Loud
  73. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
  74. Lost in Space
  75. Making ‘From the Earth to the Moon’
  76. Major League: Back to the Minors
  77. The Man in the Iron Mask
  78. The Mask of Zorro
  79. Meet Joe Black
  80. Mercury Rising
  81. Merlin
  82. The Mighty
  83. Mighty Joe Young
  84. Mulan
  85. A Murder of Crows
  86. My Giant
  87. The Negotiator
  88. Next Stop, Wonderland
  89. The Object of My Affection
  90. The Odd Couple II
  91. The Opposite of Sex
  92. Out of Sight
  93. The Parent Trap
  94. Patch Adams
  95. A Perfect Murder
  96. Pleasantville
  97. Practical Magic
  98. A Price Above Rubies
  99. Primary Colors
  100. The Prince of Egypt
  101. The Proposition
  102. Quest for Camelot
  103. The Rat Pack
  104. Return to Paradise
  105. Ronin
  106. Rounders
  107. Run Lola Run
  108. Rush Hour
  109. Rushmore
  110. Saving Private Ryan Encore Review Encore Review 2 Encore Review 3 Encore Review 4
  111. Savior
  112. Shakespeare in Love
  113. The Siege
  114. Simon Birch
  115. A Simple Plan
  116. Since You’ve Been Gone
  117. Six Days Seven Nights
  118. Sliding Doors
  119. Small Soldiers
  120. Snake Eyes
  121. Soldier
  122. Sphere
  123. Star Trek: Insurrection Encore Review
  124. Stepmom
  125. Still Crazy
  126. Thanks of a Grateful Nation
  127. There’s Something About Mary
  128. Thick as Thieves
  129. The Thin Red Line
  130. The Truman Show
  131. Twilight
  132. U.S. Marshals
  133. Velvet Goldmine
  134. Very Bad Things
  135. Waking Ned, aka Waking Ned Devine
  136. The Waterboy
  137. The Wedding Singer
  138. What Dreams May Come
  139. When Trumpets Fade
  140. Wild Things
  141. Winchell
  142. Without Limits
  143. Wrongfully Accused
  144. Your Friends & Neighbors
  145. You’ve Got Mail
  146. 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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