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A list of the best movies of 1998, from blockbusters like Armageddon to cult classics like The Big Lebowski. The '90s were a decade where Hollywood thrived. In were new stars and big blockbusters and 1998 was no exception. Some the best movies of this year are some of the best teen, coming of age, adventure, comedies and dramas in history. The films on here are very memorable and had audiences on the edges of their seats, and still pack a punch so many years after they were first released. You shouldn't be too surprised by the movies listed on here. As stated before, some of the best movies of the decade were released in 1998. Who could forget American History X with Edward Norton, Enemy of the State with Will Smith, and of course, There's Something About Mary starring Ben Stiller, Cameron Diaz and Matt Dillon. And let's not forget about Rush Hour with Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan.

The best movies of 1998 featured some of the biggest stars in the movie business. Whether it was the aforementioned stars continuing their success or the breakout performances featured in Saving Private Ryan, or established stars like Johnny Depp and Benicio Del Toro in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Some of the best movies of all time were released in 1998. This is the ultimate list of the best movies of 1998, which shouldn't feature the best movies of 1997. Vote and re-rank this list according to how you think the best movies of that year should be reflected. If you notice that there's a movie from this year that should be on this list but is missing, feel free to add it.
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Saving Private Ryan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies of 1998
Saving Private Ryan Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Vin Diesel

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106 36
The Big Lebowski is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies of 1998
The Big Lebowski Julianne Moore, Jeff Bridges, Tara Reid

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97 31
American History X is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies of 1998
American History X Edward Norton, Edward Furlong, Beverly DAngelo

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78 47
The Truman Show is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies of 1998
The Truman Show Jim Carrey, Paul Giamatti, Ed Harris

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67 30
A Bug's Life is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies of 1998
A Bug's Life Hayden Panettiere, Ashley Tisdale, Kevin Spacey

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52 37
Pleasantville is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies of 1998
Pleasantville Reese Witherspoon, Paul Walker, Tobey Maguire

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47 35
Run Lola Run is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies of 1998
Run Lola Run Franka Potente, Armin Rohde, Moritz Bleibtreu

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40 31
The Thin Red Line is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies of 1998
wiabux added The Thin Red Line George Clooney, John Travolta, Sean Penn

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38 36
Rushmore is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies of 1998
Rushmore Bill Murray, Alexis Bledel, Brian Cox

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50 46
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Ba... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies of 1998
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels Sting, Jason Statham, Vinnie Jones

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71 46
There's Something About Mary is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies of 1998
There's Something About Mary Cameron Diaz, Sarah Silverman, Ben Stiller

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37 54
Shakespeare in Love is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies of 1998
Shakespeare in Love Gwyneth Paltrow, Ben Affleck, Judi Dench

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54 56
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies of 1998
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas Johnny Depp, Cameron Diaz, Christina Ricci

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50 49
Armageddon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies of 1998
Armageddon Ben Affleck, Bruce Willis, Liv Tyler

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38 35
Dark City is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies of 1998
Dark City Jennifer Connelly, Kiefer Sutherland, Melissa George

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32 38
Pi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies of 1998
Pi Mark Margolis, Ajay Naidu, Clint Mansell

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25 42
What Dreams May Come is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies of 1998
What Dreams May Come Robin Williams, Cuba Gooding Jr., Max von Sydow

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69 27
Rush Hour is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies of 1998
Rush Hour Jackie Chan, Roselyn Sánchez, Chris Tucker

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46 37
Blade is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies of 1998
Blade Kris Kristofferson, Wesley Snipes, Traci Lords

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52 45
The Wedding Singer is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies of 1998
The Wedding Singer Drew Barrymore, Adam Sandler, Steve Buscemi

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50 24
Mulan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies of 1998
Mulan Eddie Murphy, Ming-Na Wen, George Takei

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45 38
Enemy of the State is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies of 1998
Enemy of the State Will Smith, Jack Black, Gene Hackman

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22 34
Great Expectations is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies of 1998
Great Expectations Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert De Niro, Ethan Hawke

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40 37
The Waterboy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies of 1998
The Waterboy Adam Sandler, Kathy Bates, Rob Schneider

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37 30
Wild Things is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies of 1998
Wild Things Bill Murray, Denise Richards, Kevin Bacon

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37 40
The Mask of Zorro is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Movies of 1998
The Mask of Zorro Catherine Zeta-Jones, Anthony Hopkins, Antonio Banderas

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35 49
Patch Adams is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Movies of 1998
Patch Adams Robin Williams, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Monica Potter

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24 42
Les Misérables is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Movies of 1998
Les Misérables Uma Thurman, Claire Danes, Liam Neeson

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37 34
Half Baked is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Movies of 1998
Half Baked Snoop Dogg, Jon Stewart, Willie Nelson

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26 28
A Simple Plan is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Movies of 1998
A Simple Plan Billy Bob Thornton, Bill Paxton, Bridget Fonda

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The Faculty is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Movies of 1998
wiabux added The Faculty Salma Hayek, Usher, Famke Janssen

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33 33
Can't Hardly Wait is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Movies of 1998
Can't Hardly Wait Jennifer Love Hewitt, Melissa Joan Hart, Jaime Pressly

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24 36
The Negotiator is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Movies of 1998
The Negotiator Kevin Spacey, Samuel L. Jackson, Paul Giamatti

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25 36
Out of Sight is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Movies of 1998
Out of Sight Jennifer Lopez, George Clooney, Samuel L. Jackson

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23 36
Ronin is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Movies of 1998
Ronin Robert De Niro, Sean Bean, Ron Jeremy

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27 35
Rounders is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Movies of 1998
Rounders Matt Damon, Edward Norton, Famke Janssen

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24 45
BASEketball is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Movies of 1998
BASEketball Jenny McCarthy, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Victoria Silvstedt

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22 35
He Got Game is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Movies of 1998
He Got Game Michael Jordan, Shaquille O'Neal, Milla Jovovich

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25 33
The X-Files is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Movies of 1998
The X-Files Gillian Anderson, David Duchovny, Blythe Danner

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27 37
Deep Impact is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Movies of 1998
Deep Impact Morgan Freeman, Robert Duvall, Elijah Wood

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39 40
Antz is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Movies of 1998
Antz Jennifer Lopez, Sylvester Stallone, Sharon Stone

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17 29
A Perfect Murder is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Movies of 1998
A Perfect Murder Gwyneth Paltrow, Viggo Mortensen, Michael Douglas

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18 30
The Siege is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Movies of 1998
The Siege Bruce Willis, Denzel Washington, Annette Bening

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28 41
You've Got Mail is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Movies of 1998
You've Got Mail Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Sara Ramirez

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15 33
Bulworth is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Movies of 1998
Bulworth Halle Berry, Sarah Silverman, Warren Beatty

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31 31
The Man in the Iron Mask is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Movies of 1998
The Man in the Iron Mask Leonardo DiCaprio, Hugh Laurie, John Malkovich

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30 30
U.S. Marshals is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Movies of 1998
U.S. Marshals Robert Downey Jr., Tommy Lee Jones, Wesley Snipes

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27 39
Meet Joe Black is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Movies of 1998
Meet Joe Black Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, Claire Forlani

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29 31
Dr. Doolittle is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Movies of 1998

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28 36
Lethal Weapon 4 is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Movies of 1998
Lethal Weapon 4 Mel Gibson, Chris Rock, Joe Pesci