Temporal Top Ten – 1998


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Number of movies seen from this year – 157
Number of movies reviewed – 106 (Including 12 Encore Reviews)

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. 42 Up
  2. 54
  3. 20 Dates
  4. 30, Still Single: Contemplating Suicide
  5. Almost Heroes
  6. American History X
  7. Antz
  8. Apt Pupil
  9. Armageddon Encore Review
  10. The Avengers
  11. Babe Ruth
  12. Babylon 5: In the Beginning
  13. Babylon 5: The River of Souls
  14. BASEketball
  15. Beloved
  16. The Big Hit
  17. The Big Lebowski
  18. Blade
  19. Blues Brothers 2000
  20. Buffalo ’66
  21. A Bug’s Life
  22. Bulworth
  23. Calvin Coolidge: Our American Journey
  24. Can’t Hardly Wait
  25. Celebrity
  26. City of Angels
  27. A Civil Action
  28. Clay Pigeons
  29. Croupier
  30. Dark City
  31. The Day Lincoln Was Shot
  32. Dead Man on Campus
  33. Deep Impact       Encore Review
  34. Deep Rising
  35. Desert Blue
  36. Desperate Measures
  37. Dirty Work
  38. Dr. Dolittle
  39. Elizabeth
  40. Enemy of the State
  41. Ever After
  42. Exiled
  43. Fallen
  44. Final Cut
  45. Finding Graceland
  46. Following
  47. From the Earth to the Moon  Encore Review
  48. The General
  49. The Gingerbread Man
  50. Gods and Monsters
  51. Godzilla
  52. Goodnight Mister Tom
  53. Happiness
  54. Hard Rain
  55. He Got Game
  56. Hideous Kinky
  57. Hilary and Jackie
  58. Holy Man
  59. Hope Floats
  60. The Horse Whisperer
  61. Houdini
  62. Hurlyburly
  63. Into the Breach: ‘Saving Private Ryan’
  64. Jack Frost
  65. Jeremiah
  66. John F. Kennedy: A Personal Story
  67. Jon-Erik Hexum: E! Mysteries & Scandals
  68. Just a Little Harmless Sex
  69. Kissing a Fool
  70. Last Days, The
  71. Last Days of Disco, The
  72. Left Luggage
  73. Les Miserables
  74. Lethal Weapon 4
  75. The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg
  76. Little Voice
  77. Living Out Loud
  78. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
  79. Lost in Space
  80. Making ‘From the Earth to the Moon’
  81. Major League: Back to the Minors
  82. The Man in the Iron Mask
  83. The Mask of Zorro
  84. Meet Joe Black
  85. Mercury Rising
  86. Merlin
  87. The Mighty
  88. Mighty Joe Young
  89. Mulan
  90. A Murder of Crows
  91. My Giant
  92. The Negotiator
  93. Next Stop, Wonderland
  94. The Object of My Affection
  95. The Odd Couple II
  96. One True Thing
  97. The Opposite of Sex
  98. Out of Sight
  99. The Parent Trap
  100. Patch Adams
  101. A Perfect Murder
  102. Pi
  103. Pleasantville
  104. Practical Magic
  105. A Price Above Rubies
  106. Primary Colors
  107. The Prince of Egypt
  108. The Proposition
  109. Psycho
  110. Quest for Camelot
  111. The Rat Pack
  112. The Red Violin
  113. Return to Paradise
  114. Ronin
  115. Rounders
  116. Run Lola Run
  117. Rush Hour
  118. Rushmore
  119. Saving Private Ryan Encore Review Encore Review 2 Encore Review 3 Encore Review 4 Encore Review 5  6
  120. Savior
  121. Shakespeare in Love    Encore Review
  122. The Siege
  123. Simon Birch
  124. A Simple Plan
  125. Since You’ve Been Gone
  126. Six Days Seven Nights
  127. SLC Punk
  128. Sliding Doors
  129. Small Soldiers
  130. Snake Eyes
  131. Soldier
  132. Species II
  133. Sphere
  134. Star Trek: Insurrection Encore Review
  135. Stepmom
  136. Still Crazy
  137. Thanks of a Grateful Nation
  138. There’s Something About Mary
  139. Thick as Thieves
  140. The Thin Red Line
  141. The Truman Show
  142. Twilight
  143. U.S. Marshals
  144. Velvet Goldmine
  145. Very Bad Things
  146. Waking Ned, aka Waking Ned Devine
  147. The Waterboy
  148. The Wedding Singer
  149. What Dreams May Come
  150. When Trumpets Fade
  151. Wild Things
  152. Winchell
  153. Without Limits
  154. Wrongfully Accused
  155. Your Friends & Neighbors
  156. You’ve Got Mail  Encore Review
  157. 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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