Temporal Top Ten – 1998


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