1998 Crime 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...

American History X (1998)

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...

Wild Things (1998)

Wild Things

  • 64%
  • R
  • 108 min
  • Crime

Welcome to the tony yachting enclave of Blue Bay, Florida, where behind the opulent, sun-kissed facades of the sprawling mansions of the super rich and powerful lurks a scandalous, twisted tale of revenge, sex and murder as murky as the swamps of the Everglades.

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....

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.

Enemy of the State (1998)

Enemy of the State

  • 71%
  • R
  • 132 min
  • Action

A chance encounter with an old friend destroys attorney Robert Clayton Dean's (Will Smith) fast-track career and happy home life when he is framed for murder by a corrupt intelligence official. As an administrator on loan from the State Department to the National Security Agency, Thomas Brian Reynolds (Jon Voight) appropriates the vast resources of his department to commit the perfect crime and conceal a political cover up of immense proportions. Dean's only hope to reclaim his life and prove...

Fallen (1998)

Fallen

    • R
    • 124 min
    • Crime

    Decorated homicide detective John Hobbes (Denzel Washington) and his partner, Jonesy (John Goodman), have apprehended a demonic serial killer, been present at the killer's trial and witnessed his execution.

    But when a new series of slayings are committed in the late killer's same peculiar style and Hobbes is eventually implicated, he must question his beliefs about the supernatural and face one overwhelming truth: pure evil is eternal and knows no bounds.

    Rounders (1998)

    Rounders

    • 64%
    • R
    • 121 min
    • Crime

    A law school student (Matt Damon) loses his tuition money and everything else he has saved in a high stakes poker game. Learning his lesson (he thinks), he vows to his girl friend (Mol Gretchen) to give up playing forever. That lasts until his best friend (Edward Norton), a notorious card shark, is released from prison and drags him back into the circuit to pay debts he has incurred to a Russian mobster (John Malkovich). John Turturro also appears as a career poker player and Martin Landau...

    Run Lola Run (1998)

    Run Lola Run

    • 93%
    • R
    • 81 min
    • Action

    Lola receives a phone call from her boyfriend Manny. He lost 100,000 DM in a subway train that belongs to a very bad guy. She has 20 minutes to raise this amount and meet Manny. Otherwise, he will rob a store to get the money. Three different alternatives may happen depending on some minor event along Lola's run.

    U.S. Marshals (1998)

    U.S. Marshals

      • PG-13
      • 131 min
      • Action

      A ruthless and mysterious assassin (WESLEY SNIPES) is on the run from the law while trying to discover who implicated him in two murders in New York City.

      Ronin (1998)

      Ronin

      • 68%
      • R
      • 122 min
      • Action

      Six strangers, experts in munitions, surveillance and covert operations, meet in a musty warehouse in the heart of Paris. Field soldiers during the Cold War, some hold dark secrets that could topple governments. Sam (Robert De Niro), an American, is well-versed in the language of weapons and the strategy of battle. Also present are driver Larry (Skipp Sudduth), also an American, English weapons specialist Spence (Sean Bean), Eastern Bloc electronics specialist Gregor (Stellan Skarsgard),...

      Out of Sight (1998)

      Out of Sight

      • 93%
      • R
      • 123 min
      • Comedy

      Jack Foley is the most successful bank robber in the history of the country. In two decades, he has robbed more banks than anyone in the FBI's computer. The only problem is that he keeps getting caught. A 3-time loser, looking at over 30 years of jail time, he is determined to get out and stay out.

      But on the day he busts out of jail, he finds himsel stealing something far more precious than money or diamonds -- the heart of Karen Sisco, a Federal Marshal.

      Now, with Jack attempting the...

      Seul contre tous (1998)

      Seul contre tous

        • NONE
        • 93 min
        • Crime

        The Butcher (known from Noe's short film Carne) has done some time in jail after beating up the guy who tried to seduce his teenage mentally-handicapped daughter. Now he wants to start a new life. He leaves his daughter in an institution and moves to Lille suburbs with his mistress. She promised him a new butcher shop. She lied. The butcher decides to go back to Paris and find his daughter.

        Taxi (1998)

        Taxi

          • 86 min
          • Action

          In Marseilles (France), skilled pizza delivery boy Daniel who drives a scooter finally has his dreams come true. He gets a taxi license. Caught by the police for a huge speed infraction, he will help Emilien, a loser inspector who can't drive, on the track of German bank robbers, so he doesn't lose his license and his dream job.

          A Perfect Murder (1998)

          A Perfect Murder

          • 56%
          • R
          • 107 min
          • Crime

          She is sleeping with an artist; her husband, much older than she, is controlling; plus, he's a rich international investor in financial trouble. Then we learn that she's in love with the artist, she has her own fortune, which the artist is possibly more interested in than in her, and her husband has figured out she's having an affair with him. He approaches the artist with the plans for a perfect murder. But the best laid plans gang aft a-gley.

          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.

          The Negotiator (1998)

          The Negotiator

          • 75%
          • R
          • 139 min
          • Action

          Expert hostage negotiator Danny Roman (Samuel L. Jackson) has just become a hostage-taker. His world has been destroyed by false allegations of murder and embezzlement. His hostage gambit is carefully orchestrated because he knows that people listen when lives are at stake.

          Roman requests Chris Sabian (Kevin Spacey), a respected negotiator from another precinct, be brought in to mediate the crisis. Sabian squares off with his formidable opponent, a man he knows only by reputation, as he...

          Blues Brothers 2000 (1998)

          Blues Brothers 2000

            • PG-13
            • 123 min
            • Action

            Blues Brothers 2000 picks up 18 years after the brothers' original "mission from God" left off, with Elwood Blues (Dan Aykroyd) getting out of prison and discovering that much has changed in the time he's been away. His partner, Jake, is dead, his band is long gone and the orphanage where he grew up has been demolished. Even Curtis, the orphanage custodian who was the surrogate father to Jake and Elwood, has passed on, making Elwood's only living relation Curtis' bastard son Cabel (Joe Morton)...

            Half Baked (1998)

            Half Baked

            • 29%
            • R
            • 82 min
            • Comedy

            Politically incorrect at every turn, Half Baked has all the ingredients of classic, toked-out cinema: bad language, smoking and inhaling controlled substances, tasteless humor, dimwitted young men, gratuitous nudity, celebrity cameos and questionable methods of raising large sums of cash quickly. It's a recipe that will appeal to audiences beyond the short-term memory impaired.

            Lethal Weapon 4 (1998)

            Lethal Weapon 4

            • 52%
            • R
            • 127 min
            • Action

            In Lethal Weapon 4, the quartet is joined by junior detective Lee Butters (actor, comedian Chris Rock), as the team struggles to unravel a series of crimes involving immigrant smuggling and counterfeiting. Their leads converge on a man named Wah Sing Ku (Chinese action star Jet Li), a fiercely disciplined Asian Triad princeling bent on a complex and deadly mission.