Temporal Top Ten – 1998


top ten

Number of movies seen from this year – 161
Number of movies reviewed – 129 (Including 18 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. Addams Family Reunion
  6. Almost Heroes
  7. American History X
  8. Antz
  9. Apt Pupil
  10. Armageddon Encore Review
  11. The Avengers
  12. Babe Ruth
  13. Babylon 5: In the Beginning
  14. Babylon 5: The River of Souls
  15. BASEketball
  16. Beloved
  17. The Big Hit
  18. The Big Lebowski
  19. Blade
  20. Blues Brothers 2000
  21. Buffalo ’66
  22. A Bug’s Life
  23. Bulworth
  24. Calvin Coolidge: Our American Journey
  25. Can’t Hardly Wait
  26. Celebrity
  27. Central Station
  28. Chips ’99
  29. City of Angels
  30. A Civil Action
  31. Clay Pigeons
  32. Croupier
  33. Dark City
  34. The Day Lincoln Was Shot
  35. Dead Man on Campus
  36. Deep Impact       Encore Review
  37. Deep Rising
  38. Desert Blue
  39. Desperate Measures
  40. Dirty Work
  41. Doctor Dolittle
  42. Elizabeth
  43. Enemy of the State  Encore Review  Encore Review 2
  44. Ever After
  45. Exiled
  46. Fallen
  47. Final Cut
  48. Finding Graceland
  49. Following
  50. From the Earth to the Moon  Encore Review   Encore Review 2
  51. The General
  52. The Gingerbread Man
  53. Gods and Monsters
  54. Godzilla
  55. Goodnight Mister Tom
  56. Happiness
  57. Hard Rain
  58. He Got Game
  59. Hideous Kinky
  60. Hilary and Jackie
  61. Holy Man
  62. Hope Floats
  63. The Horse Whisperer
  64. Houdini
  65. Hurlyburly
  66. Into the Breach: ‘Saving Private Ryan’
  67. Jack Frost
  68. Jeremiah
  69. John F. Kennedy: A Personal Story
  70. Jon-Erik Hexum: E! Mysteries & Scandals
  71. Just a Little Harmless Sex
  72. Kissing a Fool
  73. Last Days, The
  74. Last Days of Disco, The
  75. Left Luggage
  76. Les Miserables
  77. Lethal Weapon 4   Encore Review
  78. Letters From a Killer
  79. The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg
  80. Little Voice
  81. Living Out Loud
  82. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
  83. Lost in Space
  84. Making ‘From the Earth to the Moon’
  85. Major League: Back to the Minors
  86. The Man in the Iron Mask
  87. The Mask of Zorro
  88. Meet Joe Black
  89. Mercury Rising
  90. Merlin
  91. The Mighty
  92. Mighty Joe Young
  93. Mulan
  94. A Murder of Crows
  95. My Giant
  96. The Negotiator
  97. Next Stop, Wonderland
  98. The Object of My Affection
  99. The Odd Couple II
  100. One True Thing
  101. Out of Sight
  102. The Parent Trap
  103. Patch Adams
  104. A Perfect Murder
  105. Pi
  106. Pleasantville
  107. Practical Magic
  108. A Price Above Rubies
  109. Primary Colors
  110. The Prince of Egypt    Encore Review
  111. The Proposition
  112. Psycho
  113. Quest for Camelot
  114. The Rat Pack
  115. The Red Violin
  116. Return to Paradise
  117. Ronin
  118. Rounders
  119. Run Lola Run
  120. Rush Hour
  121. Rushmore
  122. Saving Private Ryan Encore Review Encore Review 2 Encore Review 3 Encore Review 4 Encore Review 5 6 7
  123. Savior
  124. Shakespeare in Love    Encore Review
  125. The Siege
  126. Simon Birch
  127. A Simple Plan
  128. Since You’ve Been Gone
  129. Six Days Seven Nights
  130. SLC Punk
  131. Sliding Doors
  132. Small Soldiers
  133. Snake Eyes
  134. Soldier
  135. Species II
  136. Sphere
  137. Star Trek: Insurrection Encore Review
  138. Stepmom
  139. Still Crazy
  140. Thanks of a Grateful Nation
  141. Theory of Flight, The
  142. There’s Something About Mary
  143. Thick as Thieves
  144. The Thin Red Line
  145. The Truman Show
  146. Twilight
  147. U.S. Marshals
  148. Velvet Goldmine
  149. Very Bad Things
  150. Waking Ned, aka Waking Ned Devine
  151. The Waterboy
  152. The Wedding Singer
  153. What Dreams May Come
  154. When Trumpets Fade
  155. Wild Things
  156. Winchell
  157. Without Limits
  158. Wrongfully Accused
  159. Your Friends & Neighbors
  160. You’ve Got Mail  Encore Review
  161. 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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