1998 Crime Movies

 (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 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.

 (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 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.

 (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.

 (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....

 (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.

 (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 his innocence is a man he's never met, a mysterious underground information broker and ex-intelligence operative known only as Brill (Gene Hackman)

 (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.

     (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 plays a law professor who understands his student's need to be something other than what is dictated to him.

     (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.

     (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.