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The Best Action Movies of 1998  

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List of the best 1998 action movies, ranked by how many upvotes they've received by other fans of the genre. These movies give you car crashes, explosions, gun fights and everything else you could hope for in a good action flick. These are all the action movies that defined the year 1998, so vote for your favorites and help them rise to the top. This poll is also a great resource for finding new movies that you haven't already seen, especially since you can watch trailers for each film right on this page. To make sure this list is as accurate as possible, please don't downvote a movie if you haven't seen it.

List is made up of a variety of movies, including Saving Private Ryan and Armageddon. This isn't necessarily a list of all action movies from 1998, but it does contain all the ones worth watching.
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Charlize Theron, Bill Paxton, Regina King
Mighty Joe Young is a 1998 Disney family film starring Bill Paxton and Charlize Theron and directed by Ron Underwood. It is based on the 1949 film of the same name. In this version, the ape is ...more
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Bruce Willis, Denzel Washington, Annette Bening
In 1996 Nestor Cerpa and his Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement (MRTA) took over 400 people hostage at the Japanese Ambassador's Residence in Lima. Over the next four months a chilling, ...more
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Jean-Claude Van Damme, Rob Schneider, Paul Sorvino
Knock Off is a 1998 American action film directed by Tsui Hark, and starring Jean-Claude Van Damme and Rob Schneider. The film was released in the United States on September 4, 1998. The title ...more
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Patrick Stewart, Marina Sirtis, LeVar Burton
Star Trek: Insurrection is a 1998 American science fiction film released by Paramount Pictures. It is the ninth film based on Star Trek, and the second film to exclusively feature the cast of ...more
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Cameron Diaz, Matthew McConaughey, Liam Neeson
The Newton Boys is a 1998 American comedy-drama film based on the true story of the Newton Gang. The film stars Matthew McConaughey, Skeet Ulrich, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio, and Dwight ...more
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Jean-Claude Van Damme, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Jim Carter
Legionnaire is a 1998 war film starring Jean-Claude Van Damme as a 1920s boxer who wins a fight after having been hired by gangsters to lose it, then flees to join the French Foreign Legion. The ...more
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Famke Janssen, Djimon Hounsou, Jason Flemyng
Deep Rising is a 1998 American action horror film directed by Stephen Sommers and starring Treat Williams, Famke Janssen and Anthony Heald. It was distributed by Hollywood Pictures and Cinergi ...more
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Jeffrey Falcon, Justin Mcguire
Six-String Samurai is a 1998 post-apocalyptic action/comedy film directed by Lance Mungia, starring Jeffrey Falcon and Justin McGuire. Brian Tyler composed the score for this film along with the ...more
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Michael Keaton, Andy Garcia, Brian Cox
Desperate Measures is a 1998 American action thriller film starring Michael Keaton, Andy García, Marcia Gay Harden and Brian Cox, directed by Barbet Schroeder. It was filmed in both the ...more
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Erik von Detten, Geoffrey Blake, Christina Vidal
Brink! is a 1998 Disney Channel Original Movie set in the backdrop of aggressive inline skating.
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Simran, Vijayakumar, Gemini Ganesan
Kondattam is a Tamil language film released in 1998. It starred Arjun and Simran Bagga in the lead roles. The film average hit at the box office.
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Christina Applegate, Mark Wahlberg, Elliott Gould
The Big Hit is a 1998 American action comedy film directed by Hong Kong filmmaker Che-Kirk Wong. The film stars Mark Wahlberg, China Chow, Lou Diamond Phillips, Christina Applegate, Bokeem ...more
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Jane March, Casper Van Dien, Steven Waddington
Tarzan and the Lost City is a 1998 American action-adventure film directed by Carl Schenkel, and starring Casper Van Dien, Jane March and Steven Waddington. The screenplay by Bayard Johnson and ...more
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Mira Sorvino, Danny Trejo, Chow Yun-Fat
This film is a 1998 American action film directed by Antoine Fuqua in his feature film directorial debut, and starring Chow Yun-fat, Mira Sorvino, Michael Rooker and Kenneth Tsang. The film was ...more
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Bret Michaels, Brion James, Brian Keaulana
In God's Hands is a film by Zalman King released through Sheen Michaels Entertainment a production company created by actor Charlie Sheen and Bret Michaels. The basic story is of three young ...more
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Florian Lukas, Frank Giering
Absolute Giganten is a 1999 German language film written and directed by Sebastian Schipper, produced by Stefan Arndt and Tom Tykwer. Set in Hamburg, it depicts how a group of young Germans ...more
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Anil Kapoor, nm2147526, Paresh Rawal
Kabhi Na Kabhi is a 1998 Bollywood crime film co-written and directed by Priyadarshan. It stars Jackie Shroff, Anil Kapoor and Pooja Bhatt in pivotal roles. The film was produced by R. Mohan in ...more
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Jennifer Lopez, George Clooney, Samuel L. Jackson
Out of Sight is a 1998 American comedy film based on the novel of the same name by Elmore Leonard and directed by Steven Soderbergh. The first of several collaborations between Soderbergh and ...more
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Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, Master P
I Got the Hook-Up is a 1998 U.S. crime comedy film, starring Anthony Johnson, Master P, Ice Cube, C-Murder and directed by Michael Martin. This was No Limit Records' first theatrical release. ...more
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Hulk Hogan, Loni Anderson, Frank Welker
3 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Mountain is a 1998 American martial arts film, and the last installment in the 3 Ninjas franchise. The film starred only three of the original actors and was directed ...more
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Adamari López, Alba Raquel Barros, Jimmy Navarro
Héroes de Otra Patria is a 1998 Puerto Rican film, written and directed by Iván Dariel Ortíz. The film follows the lives of two Puerto Rican soldiers in the middle of the ...more
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Heather Graham, Gary Oldman, Lacey Chabert
Lost in Space is a 1998 American science fiction adventure film directed by Stephen Hopkins and starring Matt LeBlanc, Gary Oldman and William Hurt. The film was shot in London and Shepperton, ...more
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Uma Thurman, Sean Connery, Ralph Fiennes
The Avengers is a 1998 American action spy film adaptation of the British television series of the same name from the 1960s. The film was directed by Jeremiah Chechik. It stars Ralph Fiennes and ...more
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David Hasselhoff, Lisa Rinna, Sandra Hess
Nick Fury: Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. is an American television film based on the Marvel Comics character Nick Fury. It was first broadcast on May 26, 1998 on Fox. Directed by Rod Hardy, the film ...more
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Eric Clapton, Aretha Franklin, John Goodman
Blues Brothers 2000 is a 1998 American musical comedy film that is a sequel to 1980's The Blues Brothers, written and produced by John Landis and Dan Aykroyd. Directed by Landis, the film stars ...more