1998 Movies

Saving Private Ryan

Saving Private Ryan

  • 92%
  • R
  • 169 min
  • Action

Following the Allied invasion of Normandy, two brothers lay dead in the wake of the onslaught. Meanwhile, in New Guinea, a third brother has been killed fighting the Japanese. After the Army General Staff learns that a fourth brother is missing in the French countryside, a rescue mission is ordered to find the young soldier and return him safely home. The mission is mounted by a veteran Ranger Captain commanding a platoon of men who have mixed feelings about risking their lives to "Save Private Ryan".

The Big Lebowski

The Big Lebowski

  • 80%
  • R
  • 117 min
  • Comedy

Jeff Lebowski (Jeff Bridges) is the victim of mistaken identity. Two thugs break into his apartment in the errant belief that they are accosting Jeff Lebowski, the Pasadena millionaire--not the laid-back, unemployed, `stuck in the 70s' Jeff Lebowski who calls himself the Dude.

The Dude's first mistake is paying a visit to his wealthy namesake in the hopes of getting a replacement for his soiled carpet. But instead of a Persian loaner, our reluctant hero and his buddy Walter (John Goodman) are swept up in extortion, double-cross, deception, embezzlement, sex and dope. It takes guys as simple as the Dude and Walter to make a story this complicated...and they'd really rather be bowling.

The Parent Trap

The Parent Trap

  • 86%
  • PG
  • 127 min
  • Adventure

Hallie (Lindsay Lohan) is growing up in Napa Valley with her vineyard-owner father, Nick Parker (Dennis Quaid). Annie (also Lindsay Lohan) is raised in fashionable London by her mother, Elizabeth James (Natasha Richardson), a renowned wedding gown designer.

Unaware of each other's existence, fate intervenes when the girls coincidentally meet at summer camp in Maine. Eager to meet their respective parents, the girls devise a scheme to switch places and ultimately, reunite their mom and dad. Their plan takes on urgent proportions when they learn their father has fallen for the young, beautiful and opportunistic Meredith Blake (Elaine Hendrix).

American History X

American History X

  • 83%
  • R
  • 119 min
  • Crime

American History X is a profound and stirring drama about the consequences of urban racism as a family is torn apart by hate. A graphic examination of extremism in America, the film follows one man's struggle to reform himself and save his brother after living a life consumed by violence and bigotry. Raging for retribution over the murder of their firefighter father and burning for a way to vent his rage, Derek finds himself transformed by a philosophy of hate. His incendiary actions ultimately culminate in a brutal murder and a prison sentence for himself.

Three years later, everyone awaits Derek's return: His mother Doris (Beverly D'Angelo), who prays for his safety; his girlfriend (Fairuza Balk); and most of all Danny, who is desperate for his brother's love and guidance.

On the day of Derek's release from prison, Danny hands in a school book report on Mein Kampf. Enraged, the school principal (Avery Brooks) demands that Danny write a new paper, one on the events that led to Derek's incarceration.

Fresh from prison, Derek no longer views hatred as a badge of honor. He is ashamed of his past and is now in a race to save Danny and the Vineyard family from the violence he's brought upon them.

The Truman Show

The Truman Show

  • 94%
  • PG
  • 103 min
  • Drama

Truman's life is entirely make-believe. He was adopted by a media corporation when he was a baby and, since then, his entire life has been a set-up for the most popular television show of all time.

While Truman thinks that he is an ordinary man with an ordinary life, he has no idea that everything around him is the set of a television show and that he has no idea about the world outside.

Life is Beautiful

Life is Beautiful

    • PG-13
    • 116 min
    • Comedy

    A Chaplinesque fable about the power of imagination set against the stark reality of World War II Europe. Life is Beautiful (La Vita E Bella) combines satire, physical comedy, social commentary and a touch of the surreal into a uniquely moving story of love.

    You've Got Mail

    You've Got Mail

    • 69%
    • PG
    • 119 min
    • Comedy

    Once upon a time there were two book store owners. One was a passionate young woman who ran a small children's book store. The other was the owner of Manhattan's largest book superchain, a man whose enterprise could put every independent book store out of business. The man and the woman were natural enemies. But when they coincidentally - and anonymously - met in cyberspace, they accidentally fell in love.

    The Faculty

    The Faculty

    • 53%
    • R
    • 104 min
    • Horror

    Like so many schools today, Herrington High has passed its prime. Its walls are grimy, its textbooks out-dated, its teachers burned out. There's no money for field trips, new computers or the drama department's musical. Yet its crumbling corridors vibrate with the future of America - loners, leaders, hipsters, nerds, brains and jocks. Like teenagers everywhere, they struggle with parents who don't get it, teachers who never had it and hormones that won't quit.

    But the students of Herrington High are about to comeface-to-face with a challenge greater than anything they could ever imagine...

    Meet Joe Black

    Meet Joe Black

    • 51%
    • PG-13
    • 178 min
    • Drama

    The charmed life and orderly household of media tycoon William Parrish (Anthony Hopkins) are suddenly disrupted by the arrival of enigmantic young Joe Black (Brad Pitt) who falls in love with Parrish's beautiful daughter Susan (Claire Forlani).

    For Parrish, Susan and the rest of the family, the consequences of this romance are profound, complicated and bittersweet, for Joe Black is actually the personification of Death -- come to call on Parish.

    Armageddon

    Armageddon

    • 39%
    • PG-13
    • 151 min
    • Action

    An asteroid the size of Texas is heading directly toward Earth at 22,000 mph. NASA's executive director, Dan Truman, has only one option - to send up a crew to destroy the asteroid. He enlists the help of Harry S. Stamper (BRUCE WILLIS) - the world's foremost deep core oil driller - and Stamper's roughneck team of drillers to land on the asteroid, drill into its surface, and drop a nuclear device into the core. On this heroic journey, they face the most physically and emotionally challenging conditions ever encountered ... to save the world and prevent Armageddon.