Temporal Top Ten – 1998


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Number of movies seen from this year – 159
Number of movies reviewed – 122 (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. 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. Central Station
  27. Chips ’99
  28. City of Angels
  29. A Civil Action
  30. Clay Pigeons
  31. Croupier
  32. Dark City
  33. The Day Lincoln Was Shot
  34. Dead Man on Campus
  35. Deep Impact       Encore Review
  36. Deep Rising
  37. Desert Blue
  38. Desperate Measures
  39. Dirty Work
  40. Doctor Dolittle
  41. Elizabeth
  42. Enemy of the State  Encore Review  Encore Review 2
  43. Ever After
  44. Exiled
  45. Fallen
  46. Final Cut
  47. Finding Graceland
  48. Following
  49. From the Earth to the Moon  Encore Review   Encore Review 2
  50. The General
  51. The Gingerbread Man
  52. Gods and Monsters
  53. Godzilla
  54. Goodnight Mister Tom
  55. Happiness
  56. Hard Rain
  57. He Got Game
  58. Hideous Kinky
  59. Hilary and Jackie
  60. Holy Man
  61. Hope Floats
  62. The Horse Whisperer
  63. Houdini
  64. Hurlyburly
  65. Into the Breach: ‘Saving Private Ryan’
  66. Jack Frost
  67. Jeremiah
  68. John F. Kennedy: A Personal Story
  69. Jon-Erik Hexum: E! Mysteries & Scandals
  70. Just a Little Harmless Sex
  71. Kissing a Fool
  72. Last Days, The
  73. Last Days of Disco, The
  74. Left Luggage
  75. Les Miserables
  76. Lethal Weapon 4   Encore Review
  77. The Life and Times of Hank Greenberg
  78. Little Voice
  79. Living Out Loud
  80. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
  81. Lost in Space
  82. Making ‘From the Earth to the Moon’
  83. Major League: Back to the Minors
  84. The Man in the Iron Mask
  85. The Mask of Zorro
  86. Meet Joe Black
  87. Mercury Rising
  88. Merlin
  89. The Mighty
  90. Mighty Joe Young
  91. Mulan
  92. A Murder of Crows
  93. My Giant
  94. The Negotiator
  95. Next Stop, Wonderland
  96. The Object of My Affection
  97. The Odd Couple II
  98. One True Thing
  99. The Opposite of Sex
  100. Out of Sight
  101. The Parent Trap
  102. Patch Adams
  103. A Perfect Murder
  104. Pi
  105. Pleasantville
  106. Practical Magic
  107. A Price Above Rubies
  108. Primary Colors
  109. The Prince of Egypt    Encore Review
  110. The Proposition
  111. Psycho
  112. Quest for Camelot
  113. The Rat Pack
  114. The Red Violin
  115. Return to Paradise
  116. Ronin
  117. Rounders
  118. Run Lola Run
  119. Rush Hour
  120. Rushmore
  121. Saving Private Ryan Encore Review Encore Review 2 Encore Review 3 Encore Review 4 Encore Review 5 6 7
  122. Savior
  123. Shakespeare in Love    Encore Review
  124. The Siege
  125. Simon Birch
  126. A Simple Plan
  127. Since You’ve Been Gone
  128. Six Days Seven Nights
  129. SLC Punk
  130. Sliding Doors
  131. Small Soldiers
  132. Snake Eyes
  133. Soldier
  134. Species II
  135. Sphere
  136. Star Trek: Insurrection Encore Review
  137. Stepmom
  138. Still Crazy
  139. Thanks of a Grateful Nation
  140. There’s Something About Mary
  141. Thick as Thieves
  142. The Thin Red Line
  143. The Truman Show
  144. Twilight
  145. U.S. Marshals
  146. Velvet Goldmine
  147. Very Bad Things
  148. Waking Ned, aka Waking Ned Devine
  149. The Waterboy
  150. The Wedding Singer
  151. What Dreams May Come
  152. When Trumpets Fade
  153. Wild Things
  154. Winchell
  155. Without Limits
  156. Wrongfully Accused
  157. Your Friends & Neighbors
  158. You’ve Got Mail  Encore Review
  159. 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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