1998 December Movies

The Faculty (1998)

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...

The Thin Red Line (1998)

The Thin Red Line

  • 78%
  • R
  • 170 min
  • Drama

A group of men, an Army Rifle company called C-for-Charlie, change, suffer and ultimately make essential discoveries about themselves during the fierce World War II battle of Guadalcanal.

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...

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....

The Prince of Egypt (1998)

The Prince of Egypt

  • 79%
  • PG
  • 99 min
  • Animation

Two men -- brothers and princes of the greatest empire on earth. One will someday rule Egypt. The other will become one of the greatest heroes of all time. A lie made them brothers - but the truth will destroy a dynasty and forever separate them - in faith - in heritage - in destiny.

The epic journey of Moses from slave to prince to deliverer has been told and retold for centuries, inspiring generation after generation. Now this timeless story comes to the screen in a new form for audiences...

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.

Stepmom (1998)

Stepmom

  • 44%
  • PG-13
  • 124 min
  • Comedy

Isabel (Julia Roberts) is a career-minded fashion photographer forced into a role as unwelcome stepmother to her boyfriend Luke's (Ed Harris) two children-12-year-old Anna (Jena Malone) and seven-year-old Ben (Liam Aiken). When Jackie (Susan Sarandon)-the 'natural' mother and peerless supermom who not only resents Isabel's intrusion on a number of levels but is fiercely devoted to her kids-enters the mix, the often comical, always complex interplay between parents, stepparents, stepchildren,...

Psycho (1998)

Psycho

  • 37%
  • R
  • 105 min
  • Horror

Marion Crane (Anne Heche) is a Phoenix, Arizona working girl fed up with having to sneak away during lunch breaks to meet her lover, Sam Loomis (Viggo MOrtensen), who cannot get married because most of his money goes towards alimony. One Friday, Marion's employer asks her to take $400,000 in cash to a local bank for deposit. Desperate to make a change in her life, she impulsively leaves town with the money, determined to start a new life with Sam in California.

As night falls and a torrential...

Star Trek: Insurrection (1998)

Star Trek: Insurrection

    • PG-13
    • 103 min
    • Action

    Lt. Cmdr. Data, on a mission to observe the race of Ba'ku, suddenly behaves as if having to fear for his existance. The peaceful Ba'ku, whose planet offers regenerative radiation and therefore incredible lifespans, live in harmony with nature and reject any kind of technology. Their planet and their culture is studied by the starfleet and the associated Son'a - in secrecy. But the So'na, lead by Ru'afo, intend to abduct the Ba'ku in order to take the planet for themselves and for the starfleet...

    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...

    Mighty Joe Young (1998)

    Mighty Joe Young

    • 52%
    • PG
    • 114 min
    • Action

    Zoologist Gregg O'Hara (Bill Paxton) is exploring the remote Pangani Mountains in Central Africa when he comes upon an incredible discovery - an astonishing 15-foot gorilla. Fearsome and dangerous when provoked, he is tame in the hands of Jill (Charlize Theron), the 21-year-old orphan who raised the gorilla and named him Joe. When poachers threaten Joe's life, Gregg and Jill rescue Joe by moving him to a California animal preserve.

    Joe is not safe for long, as his notoriety makes him a target...

    Playing By Heart (1998)

    Playing By Heart

    • 62%
    • R
    • 121 min
    • Comedy

    Gena Rowlands and Sean Connery are Hannah and Paul, a couple whose long and seemingly comfortable marriage is threatened by surprises from within and without. Gillian Anderson is Meredith, a staunchly single, passionately serious theatre director whose determination to avoid romantic complications is challenged by the funny and tenacious Trent, played by Jon Stewart. It takes a persistent suitor not to be discouraged by Meredith's relentless expectations of doom - not to mention her 175 lb. pet...

    Jack Frost (1998)

    Jack Frost

    • 20%
    • PG
    • 101 min
    • Comedy

    Jack Frost (Michael Keaton), a father working hard to achieve a lifelong dream of making it big as a musician, has never been a great father or husband. A long history of broken promises and trips away from home have left his family longing for more. After years of sacrificing time with his wife (Kelly Preston) and son (Joseph Cross), he is prepared for the most important audition of his life. But, at the last minute, he decides to skip the audition and rush home to spend Christmas with his...

    A Tempestade da Terra

      • Unrated
      Alice: Through the Looking Glass (1998)

      Alice: Through the Looking Glass

        • G
        • 83 min
        • Fantasy

        A modern adaptation of the classic children's story 'Alice through the Looking Glass' written by Lewis Carol, which continued on from the popular 'Alice in Wonderland' story. This time Alice is played by the mother, who falls asleep while reading the the bedtime story to her daughter. Walking through the Looking Glass, Alice finds herself in Chessland, a magical and fun world. There she meets the Red and White Queens, as well as many other amusing friends on her...

        Another Day in Paradise (1998)

        Another Day in Paradise

          • R
          • 101 min
          • Crime

          A vending machine robbery by small time thief and drug addict Bobbie (Vincent Kartheiser) goes badly awry, and his friends contact street-wise thief and part-time druggie Mel (James Woods) to patch him up.Recognizing a kindred spirit, Mel befriends Bobbie and his girlfriend Rosie (Natasha Gregson Wagner), inviting them to join him and his long-suffering girlfriend Sid (Melanie Griffith) on a drug robbery which should set them up for life. The seemingly simple robbery is a great success, but the...

          Art Museum by the Zoo (1998)

          Art Museum by the Zoo

            • Unrated
            • 108 min
            • Romance

            Chun-hee (Shim Eun-ha) shoots wedding videos for a living, and secretly loves In-kong (Ahn Sung-ki), an assistant to a senator. He barely looks at her, but anytime she's in the proximity of the man, it's a nightmare. She can hardly speak and her awkward mannerisms are completely exposed. She knows it's an impossible love story, but keeps believing that one day he'll talk to her. Enter Chul-soo (Lee Sung-jae), a soldier on leave who is looking for his girlfriend Da-hye (Song Sun-mi). The only...

            Avalon: Beyond the Abyss (1998)

            Avalon: Beyond the Abyss

              • Unrated
              • 92 min
              • Sci-Fi

              An island blows up, and from its remains a black poison fills the ocean. A team of underwater specialists with high-tech gear have to stop the poison before it contaminates the earth, but things get increasingly bizarre the more they investigate. Written by Anonymous

              Bobby Darin: Beyond the Song

                • Unrated
                • 90 min
                • Documentary

                Documentary on the life and career of 1950s/'60s pop singer Bobby Darin, including photos from his childhood, clips from his concerts and TV appearances, and interviews with friends, family and colleagues.

                Charades (1998)

                Charades

                  • R
                  • 94 min
                  • Mystery

                  Barry is a down-and-out-guy who takes a job at the shipping department of Technoworks, a high-tech Yuppie company. He gets invited to the house of his boss Quinn, for a weekend afternoon barbecue with some of his boss's friends. The party gets weird, Barry plays a demented version of charades while standing on the picnic table, and the next door neighbor starts screaming racial slurs over the fence. When Jude, the widow of the ex-owner of Technoworks arrives, the plot thickens. Clues to...