Movie Releases by Score

Saving Private Ryan 1.

Saving Private Ryan

July 24, 1998 | TV-MA
During the WWII D-Day invasion, a squad of soldiers led by Captain John Miller (Tom Hanks) is sent into Normandy to find Private James Ryan (Matt Damon), and return him to his mother in America. She has already lost three other sons in this war.
Metascore:
91
User Score:
8.9
The Big Lebowski 2.

The Big Lebowski

March 6, 1998 | R
A scattered farce about a pothead bowler who is mistaken for a deadbeat philanthropist.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
8.7
The Truman Show 3.

The Truman Show

June 5, 1998 | PG
Twenty-nine years ago, a baby boy was adopted by the OmniCam Corporation to become the subject of the most popular television show of all time. His name is Truman Burbank. (Paramount Pictures)
Metascore:
90
User Score:
6.9
Funny Games 4.

Funny Games

March 11, 1998 | Unrated
Two psychotic young men take a mother, father, and son hostage in their vacation cabin and force them to play sadistic "games" with one another for their own amusement.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
5.4
American History X 5.

American History X

October 30, 1998 | R
A groundbreaking controversial drama about the tragic consequences of racism in a family. (New Line Cinema)
Metascore:
62
User Score:
8.8
A Bug's Life 6.

A Bug's Life

November 25, 1998 | G
The story of an ant named Flik who is searching for better ways to be a bug.
Metascore:
77
User Score:
7.8
Life Is Beautiful 7.

Life Is Beautiful

October 23, 1998 | PG-13
From one of the world's most acclaimed comic filmmakers comes an unexpected and unforgettable fable about the power of laughter to move the human heart and the power of the imagination to bolster the human spirit. (Miramax Films)
Metascore:
59
User Score:
7.8
Godzilla 8.

Godzilla

May 19, 1998 | PG-13
Godzilla does Manhattan in this variation on the Japanese A-bomb monster movie classic.
Metascore:
32
User Score:
5.1
Armageddon 9.

Armageddon

July 1, 1998 | Unrated
When an asteroid the size of Texas is headed for Earth, the world's best deep core drilling team is sent to nuke the rock from the inside.
Metascore:
42
User Score:
6.2
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas 10.

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

May 22, 1998 | R
When a writing assignment lands journalist Raoul Duke (Depp) and sidekick DR. Gonzo (Del Toro) in Las Vegas, they decide to make it the ultimate business trip. But before long, business is forgotten and trip has become the key word. Fueled by a suitcase full of mind-bending pharmaceuticals, Duke and Gonzo set off on a fast and furious ride through nonstop neon, surreal surroundings and a crew of the craziest characters ever. (Universal Pictures)
Metascore:
41
User Score:
7.7
Mulan 11.

Mulan

June 19, 1998 | G
Mulan chronicles the daring adventures of a young Chinese woman whose irrepressible spirit clashes with her tradition-bound society.  [Disney]
Metascore:
71
User Score:
8.4
Pleasantville 12.

Pleasantville

October 23, 1998 | PG-13
In Gary Ross' daring modern fairy tale Pleasantville, an entire fictional town is granted a chance to experience the comedies, and dangers of real life. In this fantastical adventure, two late 20th Century teenagers (Maguire, Witherspoon) accidentally bring living color to a mysterious suburb trapped in a black-and-white 50's utopia -- and set off a revolution. (New Line Cinema)
Metascore:
71
User Score:
8.7
Antz 13.

Antz

October 2, 1998 | PG
When one ant becomes disenfranchised from the totalitarian work regime of his colony, he adventures off to lands unknown.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
8.0
Blade 14.

Blade

August 21, 1998 | R
The legend of an immortal warrior who battles a thriving underworld of vampires seeking to decimate the human race.
Metascore:
45
User Score:
8.7
Cube 15.

Cube

September 11, 1998 | R
Six people wake up from their daily lives and find they are imprisoned in a deadly maze. Slowly they discover that each holds a key to unlocking this diabolical puzzle. But as a mathematical formula for escape begins to reveal itself, the enemy rises from within themselves and survival is threatened by the same human weaknesses that created the Cube. [Trimark Pictures]
Metascore:
61
User Score:
7.3
Halloween H20: 20 Years Later 16.

Halloween H20: 20 Years Later

August 5, 1998 | R
It's been twenty years since Laurie Strode escaped her brother's wrath. Now, it's time for one hell of a family reunion. (Trancas International Films)
Metascore:
52
User Score:
6.3
Dark City 17.

Dark City

February 20, 1998 | Not Rated
Alex Proyas directs this futuristic thriller about a man (Sewell) waking up to find he is wanted for brutal murders he doesn't remember. Haunted by mysterious beings who stop time and alter reality, he seeks to unravel the riddle of his identity. [New Line]
Metascore:
66
User Score:
8.6
Rush Hour 18.

Rush Hour

September 18, 1998 | PG-13
The fastest hands in the East meet the biggest mouth in the West when legendary martial arts daredevil Jackie Chan teams with comedic powerhouse Chris Tucker. (New Line Cinema)
Metascore:
60
User Score:
8.7
The Prince of Egypt 19.

The Prince of Egypt

December 18, 1998 | PG
Experience the extraordinary tale of two brothers, one born of royal blood, one an orphan with a secret past. Growing up the best of friends, they share a strong bond of free-spirited youth and good-natured rivalry. But the truth ultimately sets them at odds, as one becomes the ruler of the most powerful empire on earth and the other, the chosen leader of his people. Their final confrontation changes their lives - and the world - forever. (DreamWorks LLC)
Metascore:
64
User Score:
8.6
Shakespeare in Love 20.

Shakespeare in Love

December 11, 1998 | R
Shakespeare in Love is a romantic comedy for the 1990s set in the 1590s. It imaginatively unfolds the witty, sexy and timeless tale behind the creation of the greatest love story ever told. (Miramax Films)
Metascore:
87
User Score:
7.1
Half Baked 21.

Half Baked

January 16, 1998 | R
An adventure of three potheads trying to find cash to bail their friend out of jail. But just when the guys have mastered a plan to steal and sell medicinal-grade marijuana, everything comes dangerously close to going up in smoke!
Metascore:
16
User Score:
7.9
The Faculty 22.

The Faculty

December 25, 1998 | R
When some very creepy things start happening around school, the kids at Herrington High make a chilling discovery that confirms their worst suspicions: their teachers really are from another planet! As mind-controlling parasites rapidly begin spreading from the faculty to the students' bodies, it's ultimately up to the few who are left -- an unlikely collection of loners, leaders, nerds, and jocks -- to save the world from alien domination! [Buena Vista]
Metascore:
61
User Score:
8.9
Rushmore 23.

Rushmore

December 11, 1998 | R
Max Fischer, a tenth grade scholarship student at Rushmore Academy, falls in love with Rosemary Cross, a widowed elementary school teacher, but his friendship with Herman Blume, an unhappy, wealthy industrialist, suffers when Blume falls for Miss Cross as well.
Metascore:
86
User Score:
8.7
The Waterboy 24.

The Waterboy

November 6, 1998 | PG-13
Just an oddball mama's boy from the back bayous of Louisiana, Bobby Boucher (Sandler) never wanted anything more than to quench the thirst of the dehydrated athletes who treat him like dirt! But when Coach Klein (Winkler) makes the call that allows Bobby to finally stand up for himself, it unleashes a torrent of bottled-up frustration ... and exposes a talent for tackling that transforms him from a meek "water distribution engineer" into the hardest hitter ever to roam the gridiron! (Buena Vista Entertainment)
Metascore:
41
User Score:
8.1
The Parent Trap 25.

The Parent Trap

July 29, 1998 | PG
The story of identical twin sisters (Lohan), separated at birth and raised on different continents by their successful parents Nick Parker (Quaid) and Elizabeth James (Richardson). Unaware of each other's existence, the girls coincidentally meet at an exclusive summer camp in Maine. The girls devise a scheme to switch places and ultimately reunite their parents.
Metascore:
64
User Score:
7.6
The Wedding Singer 26.

The Wedding Singer

February 13, 1998 | PG-13
Robbie, a wedding singer, and Julia, a waitress, are both engaged to be married but to the wrong people. Luckily, fortune intervenes to help them discover each other.
Metascore:
59
User Score:
8.2
Bride of Chucky 27.

Bride of Chucky

October 16, 1998 | R
Chucky, the John-Gruden-looking doll possessed by a serial killer, discovers the perfect mate to kill and revive into the body of another doll.
Metascore:
48
User Score:
8.6
Deep Impact 28.

Deep Impact

May 8, 1998 | PG-13
When a comet is on a collision course with earth, humans have to prepare for their survival.
Metascore:
40
User Score:
5.7
Lost in Space 29.

Lost in Space

April 3, 1998 | PG-13
TV's Robinson family takes a galactic wrong turn with state-of-the-art visuals and effects.  (New Line Cinema)
Metascore:
42
User Score:
6.2
Patch Adams 30.

Patch Adams

December 25, 1998 | PG-13
Robin Williams is Patch Adams - a doctor who believes in laughter as medicine and will do just about anything to make his patients laugh - even if it means risking his own career. (Universal)
Metascore:
25
User Score:
6.7
I Still Know What You Did Last Summer 31.

I Still Know What You Did Last Summer

November 13, 1998 | R
The screamer sequel to the blood-chilling box office hit "I Know What You Did Last Summer." (Sony)
Metascore:
21
User Score:
4.9
Elizabeth 32.

Elizabeth

November 6, 1998 | R
This historical drama chronicles the life of Queen Elizabeth I, from her days as an innocent young woman through her transformation into England's legendary "Virgin Queen." Formidable. Untouchable. Unbeatable... (Gramercy Pictures)
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.4
Happiness 33.

Happiness

October 16, 1998 | Open
A series of intertwining love stories, stories of connections missed and made between people, how people always struggle to make a connection, and to what degree they succeed or don't. (Good Machine Releasing)
Metascore:
81
User Score:
2.8
Pi 34.

Pi

July 10, 1998 | R
Max Cohen, a mathematician and computer genius, finds himself pursued by Wall Street traders and a Hasidic cabal in this award-winning film.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
7.4
Psycho 35.

Psycho

December 4, 1998 | R
Intrigued by the notion of taking an intact, undeniable classic and seeing what would happen if it were made again - with a nearly identical shooting script - but with contemporary filmmaking techniques, Gus Van Sant recreates the motion picture Psycho. (Universal Studios)
Metascore:
47
User Score:
7.8
The Negotiator 36.

The Negotiator

July 29, 1998 | R
Maverick negotiator Danny Roman (Jackson) is framed for embezzlement and the murder of his partner and best friend. Newly married and faced with an unjust prison sentence, Roman turns hostage-taker to smoke out the guilty ones in his own squad. Brought in to square off against Danny is the respected and methodical negotiator Chris Sabian (Spacey). Under siege and battling against time, the two lock in a deadly battle of wits, finding that when your friends betray you, sometimes the only person you can trust is a stranger.  (Warner Bros.)
Metascore:
62
User Score:
8.6
The X Files 37.

The X Files

June 19, 1998 | PG-13
With the dubious assistance of a paranoid doctor, Mulder and Scully risk their careers and their lives to hunt down a deadly virus which may be extraterrestrial in origin - and could destroy all life on earth! (Fox)
Metascore:
60
User Score:
8.2
Star Trek: Insurrection 38.

Star Trek: Insurrection

December 11, 1998 | PG
The ninth film in the Star Trek series. A Federation investigation of a planet is actually a cover for an insidious plot to destroy its people and steal their secret for longevity. (Paramount)
Metascore:
64
User Score:
6.1
Enemy of the State 39.

Enemy of the State

November 16, 1998 | R
A successful lawyer finds himself the target of a treacherous NSA official and his goons after receiving evidence about a politically motivated murder.
Metascore:
67
User Score:
8.5
Meet Joe Black 40.

Meet Joe Black

November 13, 1998 | PG-13
Bill Parrish (Hopkins) has it all -- success, wealth, and power. Days before his 65th birthday he receives a visit from a mysterious stranger, Joe Black (Pitt), who soon reveals himself as Death. In exchange for extra time, Bill agrees to serve as Joe's earthly guide. But will he regret his choice when Joe unexpectedly falls in love with Bill's beautiful daughter Susan (Forlani). (Universal Studios)
Metascore:
43
User Score:
5.7
A Night at the Roxbury 41.

A Night at the Roxbury

October 2, 1998 | PG-13
Chris Kattan and Will Ferrell reprise their roles as Steve and Doug Butabi, two pathetic brothers who try to work their way onto the list of one of Hollywood's hippest nightclubs.
Metascore:
26
User Score:
7.6
The Mask of Zorro 42.

The Mask of Zorro

July 17, 1998 | PG-13
A sweeping romantic adventure of love and honor, of tragedy and triumph set against Mexico's fight for independence from the iron fist of Spain. (Sony)
Metascore:
63
User Score:
8.8
What Dreams May Come 43.

What Dreams May Come

October 2, 1998 | PG-13
A metaphysical tale of life after death.
Metascore:
44
User Score:
6.8
Ronin 44.

Ronin

September 25, 1998 | R
When an international team of former Cold War intelligence adversaries meet in a warehouse, their adventure of friendship, intrigue and betrayal has just begun. Like the masterless Samurai of ages past, these modern day Ronin are embarking on their final covert mission -- to recover a mysterious briefcase for an unknown employer and to stay alive. (MGM)
Metascore:
67
User Score:
8.5
Urban Legend 45.

Urban Legend

September 25, 1998 | R
College students are being killed off one by one in ways resembling various urban legends.
Metascore:
35
User Score:
8.7
There's Something About Mary 46.

There's Something About Mary

July 15, 1998 | Unrated
An outrageous, gross-out romantic comedy starring Cameron Diaz as every guy's ideal and Ben Stiller as her hopeless suitor.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
8.7
Lethal Weapon 4 47.

Lethal Weapon 4

July 10, 1998 | R
The "Lethal" quartet (Gibson, Glover, Russo and Pesci) is joined by junior detective Lee Butters (Rock), as the team struggles to unravel a series of crimes involving immigrant smuggling and counterfeiting. (Warner Bros.)
Metascore:
37
User Score:
8.1
Sphere 48.

Sphere

February 13, 1998 | PG-13
A new dimension in thrills in the deep-water, deep-suspense sci-fi adventure centered on a spacecraft that plunged into the Pacific -- 300 years ago. (Warner Bros.)
Metascore:
35
User Score:
7.5
Vampires 49.

Vampires

October 30, 1998 | R
In the blood-chilling tradition of Halloween and Village of the Damned comes John Carpenter's unique vision of the ultimate killing machines, Vampires. (Sony)
Metascore:
42
User Score:
4.9
BASEketball 50.

BASEketball

July 31, 1998 | R
Two losers from Milwaukee (Parker and Stone) invent a new game playing basketball, but using baseball rules. When the game becomes a huge success, they are thrust into the media spotlight, much to their chagrin.
Metascore:
38
User Score:
7.3
Dr. Dolittle 51.

Dr. Dolittle

June 26, 1998 | PG-13
Eddie Murphy stars as a veterinarian who talks to the animals and can hear them talk back.
Metascore:
46
User Score:
7.1
Spice World 52.

Spice World

January 23, 1998 | PG
The big screen debut (and finale) of the Spice Girls.
Metascore:
32
User Score:
3.5
Very Bad Things 53.

Very Bad Things

November 25, 1998 | TV-MA
The grim misadventures of a group of friends in Las Vegas for a bachelor party.
Metascore:
31
User Score:
1.6
Central Station 54.

Central Station

November 20, 1998 | R
A young boy's (Oliveira) mother is killed in front of Rio de Janeiro's Central Station. Homeless and with nowhere to turn, he is reluctantly befriended by a lonely and cynical woman (Montenegro). Resisting her initial impulse to make a quick profit off the child, she commits to returning him to his father in Brazil's remote Northeast. The trip becomes a quest for their own identities: one boy's search for his father, and one woman's search for her heart. (Sony Pictures Classics)
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.6
Rounders 55.

Rounders

September 11, 1998 | R
A story of passion, risk, and the extreme price of friendship in the world of high-stakes poker. (Miramax)
Metascore:
54
User Score:
7.9
Wild Things 56.

Wild Things

March 20, 1998 | Unrated
A mystery of deceit, sex and greed as unpredictable as a hungry gator, this is the swamp-steamy thriller about two high school students, the guidance counselor they accuse of rape and the detective who knows there's more to the story.  (Sony)
Metascore:
52
User Score:
8.5
You've Got Mail 57.

You've Got Mail

December 18, 1998 | PG
A romantic comedy set in the age of e-mail.
Metascore:
57
User Score:
7.6
City of Angels 58.

City of Angels

April 10, 1998 | PG-13
Nicolas Cage and Meg Ryan star in this story of the love between a celestial angel and a very human woman. (Warner Bros.)
Metascore:
54
User Score:
8.2
A Simple Plan 59.

A Simple Plan

December 11, 1998 | R
Captivated by the lure of sudden wealth, the quiet rural lives of two brothers (Paxton, Thornton) erupt into conflicts of greed, paranoia and distrust when over four million dollars in cash is discovered at the remote site of a downed small airplane. (Paramount Pictures)
Metascore:
82
User Score:
7.5
Snake Eyes 60.

Snake Eyes

August 7, 1998 | R
Rick Santoro (Cage), a flamboyant Atlantic City police detective, comes to watch the fight and cash in on the hectic betting action. Suddenly, gunfire cuts down a ringside government official, and 14,000 fans suddenly become 14,000 suspects. What eyewitnesses saw, what a casino-wide spycam network reveals and what a mysterious woman in white knows--all lead to a shattering truth Santoro does not want to believe. (Paramount)
Metascore:
52
User Score:
2.0
Buffalo '66 61.

Buffalo '66

June 26, 1998 | R
A social misfit is rescued from emotional annihilation by the girl he kidnaps.
Metascore:
68
User Score:
8.7
Species II 62.

Species II

April 10, 1998 | R
A trio of American astronauts becomes instant heroes as they plant the Stars and Stripes on Mars before beginning the voyage home. But back on their ship, something else has set its sights on Earth...something whose relatives have already paid us a visit. [MGM]
Metascore:
19
User Score:
1.8
Phantoms 63.

Phantoms

January 23, 1998 | R
When Dr. Jennifer Pailey (Going) brings her teenage sister Lisa (McGowan) to a little mountain resort community in Colorado, they find the town deathly quiet and realize its inhabitants are either dead, missing or both. Together with Sheriff Bryce Hammond (Affleck), his deputy (Schrieber) and a professor (O'Toole), they try to investigate what seems to be a fabled "Ancient Enemy" that has invaded their town.
Metascore:
26
User Score:
8.2
Celebrity 64.

Celebrity

November 20, 1998 | TV-MA
Woody Allen examines America's fascination with fame and glamour.
Metascore:
41
User Score:
6.0
Velvet Goldmine 65.

Velvet Goldmine

November 6, 1998 | R
Brian Slade was the rock god of the glam rock era in London during the 70s.  Ten years after his sudden disappearance at the peak of his career, a young reporter sets out to find the truth about a publicity stunt gone wrong.
Metascore:
65
User Score:
8.1
Simon Birch 66.

Simon Birch

September 11, 1998 | PG
Even though Simon Birch is the smallest kid in town, deep down he knows that he was born to do something big. He's on a constant search to discover his destiny, but somehow manages to find nothing but trouble. (Buena Vista Pictures)
Metascore:
39
User Score:
7.2
The Avengers 67.

The Avengers

August 14, 1998 | PG-13
The characters from the cult 1960s television show make it to the big screen.
Metascore:
12
User Score:
2.6
Six Days Seven Nights 68.

Six Days Seven Nights

June 12, 1998 | PG-13
A dream vacation that turns into a tropical nightmare. A gruff, rough-hewn cargo pilot living in the islands, Quinn Harris (Ford) hates tourists ... though he's not above making a fast buck from a sharp-tongued New Yorker, Robin Monroe (Heche), when she's desperate for a quick flight to Tahiti. But this already uneasy relationship suddenly takes a nosedive when his weather-beaten old plane is forced down in a storm, stranding the duo. (Buena Vista)
Metascore:
51
User Score:
8.4
A Perfect Murder 69.

A Perfect Murder

June 5, 1998 | R
A powerful husband. An unfaithful wife. A jealous lover. All of them have a motive. Each of them has a plan. (Warner Bros.)
Metascore:
50
User Score:
8.2
Nightwatch 70.

Nightwatch

April 17, 1998 | R
College student Martin Bells (McGregor) takes a job as the night watchman at the local morgue. A serial killer is on the loose and Martin soon becomes the number one suspect in Inspector Cray's (Nolte) eyes.
Metascore:
40
User Score:
1.8
A Civil Action 71.

A Civil Action

December 25, 1998 | PG-13
A tenacious young lawyer (Travolta) is confronted with the case of a lifetime in this unbelievable real-life story.
Metascore:
68
User Score:
7.7
Stepmom 72.

Stepmom

December 25, 1998 | PG-13
This tearjerker centers on the relationship between a divorced mother (Sarandon) and the new woman in her ex-husband's life (Roberts).
Metascore:
58
User Score:
7.6
Apt Pupil 73.

Apt Pupil

October 23, 1998 | R
A dark drama about a sixteen-year-old honor student who recognizes an old man living in his hometown as a hunted Nazi. Compelled to reveal the secrets of his death camp past to earn the boy's silence, the German fugitive derives a sinister scheme to implicate the teenager in a dangerous psychological game. (Sony)
Metascore:
51
User Score:
6.5
Out of Sight 74.

Out of Sight

June 26, 1998 | R
Based on the novel by Elmore Leonard, Out of Sight tells the story of the unlikely relationship that forms between a sexy US Marshal (Lopez) and a charming career criminal (Clooney).
Metascore:
85
User Score:
8.5
He Got Game 75.

He Got Game

May 1, 1998 | R
Denzel Washington stars as a prison inmate trying to earn himself an early release by talking his estranged son into playing basketball at the governor of New York's alma mater.
Metascore:
64
User Score:
8.4
Sliding Doors 76.

Sliding Doors

April 24, 1998 | R
Parallel story lines explore the concept of fate and how simple moments have the ability to change our lives.
Metascore:
59
User Score:
3.7
The Man in the Iron Mask 77.

The Man in the Iron Mask

March 13, 1998 | PG-13
The Musketeers' most glorious, and dangerous, adventure begins with the rescue of a mysterious prisoner from a fortress island prison.  But they soon realize that their mission may lead to the destruction of the very throne they serve.  (MGM)
Metascore:
48
User Score:
6.7
Great Expectations 78.

Great Expectations

January 30, 1998 | R
An updated version of the story by Charles Dickens, set in modern day New York City.
Metascore:
55
User Score:
6.3
The Siege 79.

The Siege

November 6, 1998 | R
A political thriller, a cautionary fiction that is chillingly close to leading news stories of the day. (Fox)
Metascore:
53
User Score:
6.9
Orgazmo 80.

Orgazmo

October 23, 1998 | NC-17
It's a comedy of a young Mormon's encounter with the porn industry. Joe Young (Parker) goes to spread the Word of God door-to-door, as Mormons do, and finds himself sharing the Word with some porn stars. When security starts hassling him he defends himself with some martial-arts moves that get the film director's attention. Soon, he's taking part in a porn flick in order to raise some money so he can marry his fiancée back in Utah, and the rest is his transformation into Captain Orgazmo. (OrgazmoDVD.com)
Metascore:
48
User Score:
7.8
The Last Days of Disco 81.

The Last Days of Disco

May 29, 1998 | R
In the last months of the disco era, a popular dance club becomes the center of nightlife for a group of young people who recently arrived in Manhattan. [Castle Rock]
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.4
The Big Hit 82.

The Big Hit

April 24, 1998 | R
A nice-guy hit man (Whalberg) agrees to take on a kidnapping scheme.
Metascore:
31
User Score:
1.8
Suicide Kings 83.

Suicide Kings

April 17, 1998 | R
In an attempt to save his sister, Avery and his buddies concoct a "suicidal" plan which involves kidnapping a retired mob boss (Walken) in an attempt to exploit his connections and negotiating power.
Metascore:
43
User Score:
8.6
U.S. Marshals 84.

U.S. Marshals

March 6, 1998 | PG-13
A fugitive on the run -- and tenacious marshal Sam Gerard in pursuit! Tommy Lee Jones reprises his Oscar-winning role from The Fugitive hunting the elusive Wesley Snipes to deliver a big-event heartpounder that thunders suspense, action and daring twists. (Warner Bros.)
Metascore:
47
User Score:
6.8
Mighty Joe Young 85.

Mighty Joe Young

December 25, 1998 | PG
The legendary Joe, a playful, smart fifteen-foot-tall gorilla, and his lifelong best friend Jill Young have grown up together in the remote mountains of Central Africa. When Joe's peaceful existence is shattered by poachers, Jill and zoologist Gregg O'Hara rescue their innocent friend and move him to the safety of an animal conservancy in California. But Joe's safety is short-lived.
Metascore:
51
User Score:
8.5
Babe: Pig in the City 86.

Babe: Pig in the City

November 25, 1998 | G
This sequel takes the three musketeers, Babe, Ferdy and Mrs. Hoggett, on a crusade into the midst of a large city where despite incredible obstacles, they're able to turn enemies into friends, raise enough money to save the farm and combine the two worlds into one. Once again, it's Babe's kind and steady heart that achieves miracles. [Universal]
Metascore:
68
User Score:
6.6
Gods and Monsters 87.

Gods and Monsters

November 4, 1998 | R
Hollywood history comes to life in this tale of the last days of Frankenstein director James Whale (McKellen). Long forgotten by the studios, Whale has retired to pursue painting and a life of leisure. Gods and Monsters explores his final fascination with a handsome gardener, Clayton Boone (Fraser). (Lions Gate Films)
Metascore:
74
User Score:
7.8
Practical Magic 88.

Practical Magic

October 16, 1998 | PG-13
Sandra Bullock and Nicole Kidman are modern witches looking for love and happiness in this spunky and spellbinding comedy/romance. (Warner Bros.)
Metascore:
46
User Score:
6.8
Pecker 89.

Pecker

September 25, 1998 | R
A Baltimore sandwich shop employee becomes an overnight sensation when photographs he's taken of his weird family become the latest rage in the art world.  (Warner Home Video)
Metascore:
66
User Score:
7.4
Knock Off 90.

Knock Off

September 4, 1998 | R
Jean-Claude Van Damme stars in an explosive thriller set in Hong Kong's shady manufacturing scene during the 1997 handover to China. (Sony)
Metascore:
37
User Score:
4.9
54 91.

54

August 28, 1998 | R
A portrait of the legendary Manhattan disco and its colorful cofounder, Steve Rubell.
Metascore:
33
User Score:
2.3
Can't Hardly Wait 92.

Can't Hardly Wait

June 12, 1998 | PG-13
A teen-age romantic comedy set amid a night of wild partying in honor of high school graduation.
Metascore:
52
User Score:
7.8
The Horse Whisperer 93.

The Horse Whisperer

May 15, 1998 | PG-13
After her daughter is injured in a horseback riding accident, a sophisticated New York woman (Thomas) desperately seeks the help of a Montana horse whisperer (Redford) to help her daughter and the horse recover from the trauma.
Metascore:
65
User Score:
6.2
Primary Colors 94.

Primary Colors

March 20, 1998 | R
John Travolta leads an all-star cast on a wild race to the presidency in this savagely funny comedy. (Universal Pictures)
Metascore:
70
User Score:
8.4
Live Flesh 95.

Live Flesh

January 16, 1998 | R
An obsessed Víctor (Rabal) tries to get with Elena (Neri). Policemen David (Bardem) and Sancho (Sancho) are called in. Victor is sent to jail after accidently shooting David and seeks them out after he gets out of jail.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
7.0
Waking Ned Devine 96.

Waking Ned Devine

November 20, 1998 | PG
From the land where fairy tales were born comes a disarmingly original comic fable about the true meaning of fortune. (Fox Searchlight)
Metascore:
71
User Score:
7.4
Beloved 97.

Beloved

October 16, 1998 | R
Based on Toni Morrison's acclaimed novel, this is the story of a runaway slave struggling to carve out a simple existence with her children in rural Ohio.
Metascore:
57
User Score:
6.0
The Celebration 98.

The Celebration

October 9, 1998 | R
At Helge's 60th birthday party, some unpleasant family truths are revealed.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.0
Clay Pigeons 99.

Clay Pigeons

September 25, 1998 | R
Lester Long (Vaughn) has a firm handshake, a ready smile, and some strange ideas about friendship in this 90's noir. As dead bodies start piling up in a small Montana town, Lester burrows his way into Clay's (Phoenix) life and plays a twisted game of shifted blame and double-cross.
Metascore:
46
User Score:
7.5
One True Thing 100.

One True Thing

September 18, 1998 | R
When crisis confronts Katherine and George Gulden (Streep, Hurt), they turn to their grown daughter, Ellen (Zellweger), for support. An ambitious New York journalist, Ellen at first rejects the idea of returning home. But once there, Ellen embarks on a journey of self-discovery that will change her forever. (Universal Studios)
Metascore:
63
User Score:
7.7

Titles with fewer than 7 critic reviews are excluded.