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...

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....

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.

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...

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.

    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.

    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.

      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.

      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...

      A Simple Plan (1998)

      A Simple Plan

      • 90%
      • R
      • 121 min
      • Crime

      Captivated by the lure of sudden wealth, the quiet rural lives of two brothers 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. Their simple plan to retain the money while avoiding detection opens a Pandora's box when the fear of getting caught triggers panicked behavior that quickly spirals out of control and leads to virulent consequences. Innocent people get hurt, and desperate people turn...

      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...

      Les Miserables (1998)

      Les Miserables

      • 74%
      • PG-13
      • 134 min
      • Crime

      Les Miserables is an epic tale of love, honor and obsession played out against the dramatic backdrop of early 19th century France. It tells the story of Jean Valjean, whose theft of a loaf of bread condemns him to an unjust prison sentence and a life on the run. An act of forgiveness, however, changes the course of his life forever.

      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.

      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.

      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.

      Very Bad Things (1998)

      Very Bad Things

      • 44%
      • R
      • 100 min
      • Comedy

      The only thing that Kyle Fisher (Jon Favreau) wants is to marry the woman he loves, Laura Garrety (Cameron Diaz). All Laura wants is the wedding of her dreams. But before Kyle staggers down the aisle with his beautiful, controlling bride, his buddies decide to give their friend one last night of freedom, male bonding and debauchery.

      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.

      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...