1998 October Movies

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...

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!

Practical Magic (1998)

Practical Magic

  • 20%
  • PG-13
  • 103 min
  • Comedy

Sally (Sandra Bullock) and Gillian (Nicole Kidman) Owens have always known they were different. Raised by their aunts after their parents' death, the sisters grew up in a household that was anything but typical-rules were for other people. Attempting to pass on the unique and powerful psychic heritage of the Owens women, Aunt Jet (Dianne Wiest) and Aunt Frances (Stockard Channing) hope to give their nieces the strength that comes from the use of practical magic. But the invocation of the Owens'...

Rushmore (1998)


  • 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...

Happiness (1998)


  • 85%
  • NONE
  • 134 min
  • Comedy

When a woman breaks up with her current overweight boyfriend, he places a curse on her and her extended family. The sister's husband falls for his 11 year old son's male classmates, and her parents 40 years marriage falls apart when dad moves to Florida.

Bride Of Chucky (1998)

Bride Of Chucky

  • 42%
  • R
  • 89 min
  • Comedy

Serial killer Charles Lee Ray is back! This time his girlfriend Tiffany has revived him, once again in the form of the popular "Chucky" doll. Shortly after the "happy" couple's reunion, Chucky kills her and brings her back in the form of a girl's bridal doll. The two then embark on a killing spree en route to dig up Ray's corpse, which was buried with a Satanic voodoo charm capable of bringing back the dead.

Antz (1998)


  • 96%
  • PG
  • 83 min
  • Animation

Central Park ant drone Z longs to be an individual of accomplishment, but Z's colony is a society that puts the value of the colony over personal achievement. Young Z sets his sites on the colony's Queen daughter Bala- who is uninterested until Z successfully mounts a revolution within the colony for the advancement of individuality.

A Night At The Roxbury (1998)

A Night At The Roxbury

  • 11%
  • PG-13
  • 81 min
  • Comedy

Will Ferrell and Chris Kattan co-star as Steve and Doug Butabi. They are club hopping brothers whose father only wants them to work in his fake plant store. Steve and Doug share one dream - to open their own nightclub. This is complicated however by the fact that they can't even get into the one club that they'd give anything to be in. Things start to look up for them when one night they get into a car accident with Richard Grieco (played by himself) who gets them into the club where they meet...

Velvet Goldmine (1998)

Velvet Goldmine

  • 56%
  • R
  • 112 min
  • Drama

"Velvet Goldmine" tells the story of the rise and fall of a glam rock star. Mythical rock God, Brian Slade, suddenly disappears at the peak of his fame after a publicity stunt at a concert goes wrong. Ten years later Arthur Stuart, a reporter, sets out to find out what happened. The film is a meditation on imagination, memory, nostalgia and identity, set to the sights and sounds of the glam rock era.

Soldier (1998)


  • 10%
  • R
  • 99 min
  • Action

Todd (Kurt Russell) is a veteran soldier of numerous galactic conflicts and, although he is one of the best, his days are drawing to a close. A new breed of "engineered" soldiers, unmatched in their battle expertise, stamina and ruthless capacity for killing wipe out both of Todd's squad members and severely wounds Todd in a government ordered test.

Assumed dead, Todd is dumped on a remote planet-a garbage outpost-peopled only by a group of lost and forgotten pioneers who gradually nurse him...

The Legend of 1900 (1998)

The Legend of 1900

    • R
    • 165 min
    • Drama

    The story of a virtuoso piano player who lives his entire life aboard an ocean liner. Born and raised on the ship, 1900 (Tim Roth) learned about the outside world through interactions with passengers, never setting foot on land, even for the love of his life. Years later, the ship may be destroyed, and a former band member fears that 1900 may still be aboard, willing to go down with the ship.

    Apt Pupil (1998)

    Apt Pupil

    • 53%
    • R
    • 107 min
    • Drama

    Todd Bowden (Brad Renfro) is one of the top students in his high school class and a typical American 16-year-old-until he uncovers a deadly secret. Far from suspicion, Nazi war criminal Kurt Dussander (Ian McKellen) has been quietly living in Todd's hometown. Obsessed with the atrocities Dussander committed during the war, Todd begins to blackmail the old man: in exchange for the teenager's silence, Dussander must reveal his evil past. The two begin a game of psychological warfare that spirals...

    Fucking Åmål (1998)

    Fucking Åmål

      • 89 min
      • Comedy

      Åmål is a small insignificant town where nothing ever happens, where the latest trends are out of date when they get there. Young Elin has a bit of a bad reputation when it comes to guys, but the fact is that she has never done *it*. Another girl in her school, Agnes, is in love with her but is too shy to do anything about it. For different reasons, Elin ends up at Agnes' birthday party as the only guest. They have a girl's night out together but after that Elin desperately avoids Agnes,...

      Cats (1998)


      • 20%
      • G
      • 120 min
      • Drama

      Cats is a pop-cultural phenomenon that has been performed on stage for more than 50 million patrons in 26 countries for almost 18 years, resulting in more than two billion dollars in ticket sales. Now that Cats has finally made it to the small screen, attention must be paid not just by fans of this critic-proof show, but also by those entertainment mavens who have somehow avoided it until now. Written by Anonymous

      Beloved (1998)


      • 78%
      • R
      • 172 min
      • Drama

      With the startling, engrossing world of "Beloved," director Jonathan Demme returns to the big screen following his Academy Award-winning work on "The Silence of the Lambs" and the emotional power of "Philadelphia" to craft a story of singular emotional impact. Academy Award nominee Oprah Winfrey stars with Danny Glover, Thandie Newton, Kimberly Elise and Beah Richards in this compelling story adapted from the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison. "Beloved" translates to...

      The Mighty (1998)

      The Mighty

      • 75%
      • PG-13
      • 100 min
      • Comedy

      Kevin Dillon (Kieran Culkin) and his mother (Sharon Stone) move next door to Maxwell Kane (Eldon Henson) and his grandparents (Gena Rowlands, Harry Dean Stanton). Thirteen-year-old Max is a giant boy in size 14 shoes who's slow in school, short on courage, and long on not fitting in. But then, he meets Kevin, a tiny Einstein in leg braces with more smarts, lip and nerve than any kid in town.

      Both boys have been outcasts all their lives. To the local hoods, they're "Frankenstein and Igor." But...

      Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998)

      Kuch Kuch Hota Hai

        • 177 min
        • Comedy

        Rahul & Anjali are best friends that fall into a romance triangle once Tina arrives. Rahul & Tina marry & have a child, which Tina names Anjali, but Tina dies in childbirth. Anjali, Rahul’s daughter, receives a series of letters written by mom prior to her death & the final letter describes her namesake. Anjali, Rahul’s daughter, tries to re-unite her father back with his college best friend.

        Strangeland (1998)


        • 6%
        • R
        • 85 min
        • Horror

        15 year-old Genevieve (Linda Cardellini) and her friend Tiana (Amal Rhoe) disappear after going to a party to meet up with Captain Howdy (Dee Snider), an electronic "pen-pal" that she met in a chat-room. Genevieve's father, Detective Mike Gage (Kevin Gage) and a maverick young juvenile patrol cop, Steve Christianson (Brett Harrellson), form an unlikely alliance as they launch an investigation.

        When Tiana turns up dead in the trunk of her car, brutally tortured, Gage and Christian delve into a...

        "Columbo" Ashes to Ashes

          • Unrated
          • 90 min
          • Crime

          Columbo is called in to investigate the disappearance of a Hollywood gossip reporter. All evidence points to one of the last people who saw her alive a mortician-to-the-stars with more than a few skeletons rattling around in his closet. Written by <[email protected]>

          About Sarah (1998)

          About Sarah

            • Unrated
            • 93 min
            • Documentary

            When the matriarch of the family suddenly dies, custody of a mentally disabled mother is inherited by her normal daughter.

            - Written by

            Susan Rohrer