Temporal Top Ten – 1998


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