Temporal Top Ten – 1998


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Number of movies seen from this year – 162
Number of movies reviewed – 135 (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. High Art
  61. Hilary and Jackie
  62. Holy Man
  63. Hope Floats
  64. The Horse Whisperer
  65. Houdini
  66. Hurlyburly
  67. Into the Breach: ‘Saving Private Ryan’
  68. Jack Frost
  69. Jeremiah
  70. John F. Kennedy: A Personal Story
  71. Jon-Erik Hexum: E! Mysteries & Scandals
  72. Just a Little Harmless Sex
  73. Kissing a Fool
  74. Last Days, The
  75. Last Days of Disco, The
  76. Left Luggage
  77. Les Miserables
  78. Lethal Weapon 4   Encore Review
  79. Letters From a Killer
  80. The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg
  81. Little Voice
  82. Living Out Loud
  83. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
  84. Lost in Space
  85. Making ‘From the Earth to the Moon’
  86. Major League: Back to the Minors
  87. The Man in the Iron Mask
  88. The Mask of Zorro
  89. Meet Joe Black
  90. Mercury Rising
  91. Merlin
  92. The Mighty
  93. Mighty Joe Young
  94. Mulan
  95. A Murder of Crows
  96. My Giant
  97. The Negotiator
  98. Next Stop, Wonderland
  99. The Object of My Affection
  100. The Odd Couple II
  101. One True Thing
  102. Out of Sight
  103. The Parent Trap
  104. Patch Adams
  105. A Perfect Murder
  106. Pi
  107. Pleasantville
  108. Practical Magic
  109. A Price Above Rubies
  110. Primary Colors
  111. The Prince of Egypt    Encore Review
  112. The Proposition
  113. Psycho
  114. Quest for Camelot
  115. The Rat Pack
  116. The Red Violin
  117. Return to Paradise
  118. Ronin
  119. Rounders
  120. Run Lola Run
  121. Rush Hour
  122. Rushmore
  123. Saving Private Ryan Encore Review Encore Review 2 Encore Review 3 Encore Review 4 Encore Review 5 6 7
  124. Savior
  125. Shakespeare in Love    Encore Review
  126. The Siege
  127. Simon Birch
  128. A Simple Plan
  129. Since You’ve Been Gone
  130. Six Days Seven Nights
  131. SLC Punk
  132. Sliding Doors
  133. Small Soldiers
  134. Snake Eyes
  135. Soldier
  136. Species II
  137. Sphere
  138. Star Trek: Insurrection Encore Review
  139. Stepmom
  140. Still Crazy
  141. Thanks of a Grateful Nation
  142. Theory of Flight, The
  143. There’s Something About Mary
  144. Thick as Thieves
  145. The Thin Red Line
  146. The Truman Show
  147. Twilight
  148. U.S. Marshals
  149. Velvet Goldmine
  150. Very Bad Things
  151. Waking Ned Devine
  152. The Waterboy
  153. The Wedding Singer
  154. What Dreams May Come
  155. When Trumpets Fade
  156. Wild Things
  157. Winchell
  158. Without Limits
  159. Wrongfully Accused
  160. Your Friends & Neighbors
  161. You’ve Got Mail  Encore Review
  162. 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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