1998 Drama Movies

Meet Joe Black (1998)

Meet Joe Black

  • 51%
  • PG-13
  • 178 min
  • Drama

The charmed life and orderly household of media tycoon William Parrish (Anthony Hopkins) are suddenly disrupted by the arrival of enigmantic young Joe Black (Brad Pitt) who falls in love with Parrish's beautiful daughter Susan (Claire Forlani).

For Parrish, Susan and the rest of the family, the consequences of this romance are profound, complicated and bittersweet, for Joe Black is actually the personification of Death -- come to call on Parish.

Saving Private Ryan (1998)

Saving Private Ryan

  • 92%
  • R
  • 169 min
  • Action

Following the Allied invasion of Normandy, two brothers lay dead in the wake of the onslaught. Meanwhile, in New Guinea, a third brother has been killed fighting the Japanese. After the Army General Staff learns that a fourth brother is missing in the French countryside, a rescue mission is ordered to find the young soldier and return him safely home. The mission is mounted by a veteran Ranger Captain commanding a platoon of men who have mixed feelings about risking their lives to "Save Private...

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...

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.

    Deep Impact (1998)

    Deep Impact

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

    Fourteen-year-old Leo Beiderman (Elijah Wood) did not expect to make an earth-shattering discovery when he joined his high school astronomy club. He didn't expect to make any discoveries at all; he simply hoped that classmate Sarah Hotchner (Leelee Sobieski) would discover him. Yet a photograph he takes through his small telescope makes him co-discoverer of Comet Wolf-Beiderman ... a comet that scientists determine is on a fatal collision course with the Earth.

    In the weeks and months that...

    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.

    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.

    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....

    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....

    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...

    The Object of my Affection (1998)

    The Object of my Affection

    • 49%
    • R
    • 111 min
    • Comedy

    George Hanson (Paul Rudd) is at a dinner party when he learns from a total stranger (Jennifer Aniston) that he's about to be dumped. Fortunately, Nina Borowski is sympathetic, even offering him the spare room in her Brooklyn apartment. So when his handsome boyfriend, a college professor named Dr. Joley (Tim Daly) hesitantly admits that their relationship is over, George accepts Nina's generous invitation -- and the most important relationship of their lives begins.

    In the months that follow,...

    Rushmore (1998)

    Rushmore

    • 87%
    • R
    • 93 min
    • Comedy

    Max Fischer (Jason Schwartzman) is a 10th grader at Rushmore Academy who is currently: editor of the school newspaper and yearbook; president of the French Club, German Club, Chess Club, Astronomy Club; captain of the fencing and debate teams; founder of the Double-team Dodgeball Society; and director of the Max Fischer Players, for whom he writes and produces plays about police corruption, inner-city violence, war, etc. He is applying for early admission to Oxford. (Harvard is his safety.) He...

    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...

    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...

    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.

    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.

    Mercury Rising (1998)

    Mercury Rising

    • 17%
    • R
    • 108 min
    • Action

    FBI agent Art Jeffries (Bruce Willis) is despondent and without hope, teetering on the verge of a nervous breakdown. But when he is assigned to investigate the disappearance of a nine-year-old autistic child who's parents have been mysteriously slain, he unknowingly stumbles into a situation that is anything but routine. While exploring the scene of the murders at a modest Chicago home, Jeffries discovers the missing boy hidden in a crawl space. The autistic child, Simon (Miko Hughes), is...

    Elizabeth (1998)

    Elizabeth

    • 82%
    • R
    • 124 min
    • Drama

    In England, 1554, Queen Mary (Kathy Burke) dies and young Elizabeth (Cate Blanchett), her youngest half-sister is proclaimed Queen. Elizabeth must address grave problems that face England, including Bankruptcy, French aggression and the political correctness of her love life.

    While learning the ways of the monarchy, Elizabeth must walk a fine political line and use an appropriate amount of ferocity to establish herself firmly in the throne. In the end, Elizabeth emerges as the legendary Virgin...

    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...

    What Dreams May Come (1998)

    What Dreams May Come

    • 54%
    • PG-13
    • 113 min
    • Drama

    For those who believe in eternal love, no explanation is necessary; for those who do not, no explanation is possible.

    For Chris Nielsen (Robin Williams), his love for his wife Annie (Annabella Sciorra) defines the core of his being and completes his very soul. When they met, they were conjoined as soul mates in a divine love to exist no longer as two, but as one. If Destiny decrees that Chris must journey to the very depths of Hell to be with her, then he will... and he does!