1998 Comedy Movies

The Big Lebowski (1998)

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...

The Truman Show (1998)

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.

Lock, Stock, & Two Smoking Barrels (1998)

Lock, Stock, & Two Smoking Barrels

  • 76%
  • R
  • 105 min
  • Crime

A kineticly comic tale that follows a group of Londoners who find themselves in over their collective heads after a sour card game. Luckily for them--or so they think--they discover that their neighbors are plotting a robbery, a perfect opportunity for the lads to stumble into some payback money. So the scams begin to pile....

The Waterboy (1998)

The Waterboy

  • 32%
  • PG-13
  • 90 min
  • Comedy

Bobby Boucher (Adam Sandler), a socially inept 31-year-old from the swamps of Louisiana, is home schooled and sheltered by his over-protective Mama (Kathy Bates). His only contact with society is his waterboy job for a college team where the players relentlessly make fun of him, and his coach doesn't let him fight back.

This all changes when Bobby gets a new coach (Henry Winkler) who lets him stand up for himself. Bobby finally unleashes years of pent up rage and is transformed into the most...

There's Something About Mary (1998)

There's Something About Mary

  • 83%
  • R
  • 119 min
  • Comedy

Having never fully recovered from a prom date,a man finally gets a chance to reunite with his old prom date, only to run up against other suitors including the detective he hired to find her.

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998)

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

  • 50%
  • NONE
  • 118 min
  • Adventure

Sportswriter Raoul Duke (Johnny Depp) and his corpulent Samoan attorney, Dr. Gonzo (Benicio Del Toro) head for Las Vegas with a load of mind-bending pharmaceuticals and herbal remedies - on a savage journey to the heart of the American Dream.

Duke may call it an assignment. Gonzo may believe it's a sacred mission to protect his client. Whatever "it" is, it's moving, and fast.

The Parent Trap (1998)

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....

The Wedding Singer (1998)

The Wedding Singer

  • 67%
  • PG-13
  • 95 min
  • Comedy

Robbie Hart (Adam Sandler) is an aspiring musician with dreams of being a songwriter. When he is dumped at the altar, he retreats into his art -- as a Wedding Singer -- systematically destroying the newlyweds' perfect day. He has become the worst wedding singer in the world.

When he finally falls for his friend and fellow wedding singer, Julia (Drew Barrymore), he finds out that her fiance is a two-timing creep. Will Robbie be able to convince her that her fiance is a big mistake before it's...

Pleasantville (1998)

Pleasantville

  • 86%
  • PG-13
  • 124 min
  • Comedy

David Wagner (Tobey Maguire) is a Nineties kid with a Fifties addiction. He's hooked on reruns of a classic television show called "Pleasantville," set in a simple place where everyone is swell and perky. David immerses himself in "Pleasantville" as an innocent escape from the trouble-plagued real world that he must share with his ultra-hip, totally popular twin sister, Jennifer (Reese Witherspoon). But one evening, life takes a bizarre twist when a peculiar repairman (Don Knotts) gives him a...

Can't Hardly Wait (1998)

Can't Hardly Wait

  • 40%
  • PG-13
  • 100 min
  • Comedy

Now that the graduation ceremony is over at Huntington Hills High, it's time for the real festivities to begin at the graduation party, where an assortment of jocks, geeks, prom queens, bimbos, headbangers and misfits will unload four years' worth of emotional baggage. Aspiring writer Preston Meyers (Embry) has been in love with beautiful class knockout Amanda Beckett (Hewitt) since the first time he laid eyes on her during their freshman year. His tormented infatuation with Amanda has...

Shakespeare in Love (1998)

Shakespeare in Love

  • 92%
  • R
  • 122 min
  • Comedy

It is the summer of 1593, and the rising young star of London's theater scene, Will Shakespeare (Joseph Fiennes), faces a scourge like no other: a paralyzing bout of writer's block. What Will needs is a muse - and in an extraordinary moment in which life imitates art, he finds and falls for a woman who draws him into his own dramatic adventure of star-crossed love.

It all begins when Lady Viola (Gwyneth Paltrow), desperate to become an actor at a time when women were forbidden from such...

A Bug's Life (1998)

A Bug's Life

  • 92%
  • G
  • 95 min
  • Animation

Life is no picnic for the ants on Ant Island! Each summer, a gang of greedy grasshoppers - led by the menacing and manipulative Hopper - descends upon the colony to demand a hefty portion of the ants' hard-earned harvest and generally make life miserable for this peaceful community. Our hero Flik, an original thinker out of step with the rest of the more traditionally minded colony, takes it upon himself to get outside help and mistakenly enlists an unemployed troupe of bug performers from a...

Patch Adams (1998)

Patch Adams

  • 23%
  • PG-13
  • 115 min
  • Biography

Patch Adams is a comedy based on the true story of a compassionate but outrageous medical student who risks his career by defying the medical profession with his unwavering belief that laughter is contagious.

Inspired to become a doctor while institutionalized for depression as a teenager, Patch Adams attended the Medical College of Virginia in the late '60s and early '70s. After graduation, he formed the Gesundheit Institute, dedicated to a more connected, personalized approach to medicine....

Small Soldiers (1998)

Small Soldiers

  • 48%
  • PG-13
  • 110 min
  • Action

In the small suburban town of Winslow Corners, Ohio, life is quiet, people are friendly, and action figures are only toys. Then again, dont judge an action figure by its box.

Meet the Commado Elite action figures with an attitude. To them, everything else is just a toy. . . including the unsuspecting suburbanites of Winslow Corners, who have somehow found themselves allied with the Commandos sworn enemies, the Gorgonites. The monstrous-looking, but noble Gorgonites want only to hide from the...

Ever After (1998)

Ever After

    • PG-13
    • 121 min
    • Comedy

    With the sudden death of her loving father, Danielle is made a servant by her new stepmother. She also has two new stepsisters, one quite kind but the other one really horrid. Still, Danielle grows up to be a happy and strong-willed young lady, and one day her path crosses that of handsome Prince Henry, who has troubles of his own at home. Luckily the nice Leonardo da Vinci is on hand to help all round.

    Great Expectations (1998)

    Great Expectations

    • 38%
    • R
    • 111 min
    • Drama

    Loosely based on the Charles Dickens' classic novel, Great Expectations is a sensual tale of a young man's unforgettable passage into manhood, and the three individuals who will undeniably change his life forever. Through the surprising interactions of these vivid characters,Great Expectations takes a unique and contemporary look at life's great coincidences.

    The Mask of Zorro (1998)

    The Mask of Zorro

    • 82%
    • PG
    • 136 min
    • Action

    In early 19th century Mexico the masked swordsman hero Zorro was a champion of the people against the tyranny of Spanish rule, represented by the ruthless Governor Montero. Unfortunately, on the eve of his greatest triumph, the liberation of Mexico, Montero learns of Zorro's secret identity as Don Diego de la Vega and attacks the rebel in his home leaving him imprisoned, his wife dead and his daughter abducted to be claimed as the child of Montero. Twenty years pass, and Montero returns to...

    You've Got Mail (1998)

    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.

    Buffalo 66 (1998)

    Buffalo 66

    • 78%
    • R
    • 110 min
    • Comedy

    Billy is released after five years in prison. In the next moment, he kidnaps teenage student Layla and visits his parents with her, pretending she is his girlfriend and they will soon marry.

    Rush Hour (1998)

    Rush Hour

    • 61%
    • PG-13
    • 98 min
    • Action

    Jackie Chan is Inspector Lee, a Hong Kong Detective who helps confiscate millions of dollars worth of stolen Chinese artifacts from Crime Lord Juntao. Seeking revenge, Juntao kidnaps the eleven year old daughter of the Chinese consul when he moves to America. Chan is sent as a diplomatic advisor and finds himself paired up with a Los Angeles cop (Chris Tucker) - a man who works alone, and wants to stay that way.