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Movies That Turned 20 in 2018

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Take a trip down memory lane with this list of movies turning 20 in 2018. Featuring epic war dramas, cult classics, well-made comedies, and some of the greatest movies of all time, the best 1998 films will remind you how well older movies have aged (or not) throughout the decades. What is your favorite movie turning 20 years old this year?  

When ranking the movies that came out 20 years ago, you can expect to see classics, like American History X, The Big Lebowski, and The Truman Show, at the top. Other memorable 1998 movies include The Parent Trap, Mulan, The Waterboy, Blade, Rush Hour, and There's Something About Mary.

While Shakespeare in Love won Best Picture at the 71st Academy Awards, the 1998 Oscars celebrated other great films like, Saving Private Ryan, Life Is Beautiful, The Prince of Egypt, and Armageddon. 

Vote up the best films released in 1998, and celebrate these movies turning 20 with another rewatch. Or see what's turning 20 in 2019.

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  • Lost in Space26
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    Lost in Space

    Heather Graham, Gary Oldman

    Released1998

    Directed byStephen Hopkins

    Lost in Space is a 1998 American science fiction adventure film directed by Stephen Hopkins...  more

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    #1324 of 1,540 The Most Rewatchable Movies#139 of 186 The Best Alien Movies Ever Made

  • U.S. Marshals27
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    U.S. Marshals

    Robert Downey Jr., Tommy Lee Jones

    Released1998

    Directed byStuart Baird

    U.S. Marshals is a 1998 American thriller film directed by Stuart Baird. The storyline was...  more

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    #212 of 224 The Worst Sequels Of All Time#47 of 117 The Best Movies Based on TV Shows

  • Wild Things28
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    Wild Things

    Bill Murray, Denise Richards

    Released1998

    Directed byJohn McNaughton

    Wild Things is a 1998 American thriller film starring Matt Dillon, Neve Campbell, Kevin Bacon,...  more

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    #201 of 372 'Old' Movies Every Young Person Needs To Watch In Their Lifetime#13 of 119 The Most Awkward Movies to Watch with Your Parents

  • A Bug's Life29
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    A Bug's Life

    Hayden Panettiere, Ashley Tisdale

    Released1998

    Directed byJohn Lasseter, Andrew Stanton

    A Bug's Life is a 1998 American computer-animated comedy adventure film produced by Pixar...  more

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  • Can't Hardly Wait30
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    Can't Hardly Wait

    Jennifer Love Hewitt, Melissa Joan Hart

    Released1998

    Directed byDeborah Kaplan, Harry Elfont

    Can't Hardly Wait is a 1998 American teen comedy film written and directed by Deborah Kaplan...  more

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    #94 of 200 The Best Teen Romance Movies#12 of 116 The Funniest Movies About High School

  • Dark City31
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    Dark City

    Jennifer Connelly, Kiefer Sutherland

    Released1998

    Directed byAlex Proyas

    Dark City is a 1998 neo-noir science fiction film directed by Alex Proyas. The screenplay was...  more

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    #159 of 230 The Best Psychological Thrillers of All Time#38 of 178 The Best Dystopian And Near Future Movies

  • Meet Joe Black32
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    Meet Joe Black

    Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins

    Released1998

    Directed byMartin Brest

    Meet Joe Black is a 1998 American fantasy romance film produced by Universal Studios, directed...  more

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    #280 of 315 Movies with the Best Soundtracks#26 of 47 The Best Father-Daughter Movies

  • Mighty Joe Young33
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    Mighty Joe Young

    Charlize Theron, Bill Paxton

    Released1998

    Directed byRon Underwood

    Mighty Joe Young is a 1998 Disney family film starring Bill Paxton and Charlize Theron and...  more
  • The Thin Red Line34
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    The Thin Red Line

    George Clooney, John Travolta

    Released1998

    Directed byTerrence Malick

    The Thin Red Line is a 1998 American ensemble epic film written and directed by Terrence...  more

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    #41 of 374 The 50+ Best War Movies Ever Made, Ranked#354 of 549 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Made

  • Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels35
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    Released1998

    Directed byGuy Ritchie

    Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels is a 1998 British comedy thriller film written and...  more

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    #197 of 480 The Greatest Movies For Guys#724 of 922 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films

  • The X Files36
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    The X Files

    David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson

    Released1998

    Directed byRob Bowman

  • I Still Know What You Did Last Summer37
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    I Still Know What You Did Last Summer

    Jennifer Love Hewitt, Jack Black

    Released1998

    Directed byDanny Cannon

    I Still Know What You Did Last Summer is a 1998 slasher film and a sequel to the 1997 film I...  more

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    #51 of 54 The Best Movies Where the Bad Guy Wins#7 of 71 The Dumbest Movie Sequel Titles

  • The Faculty38
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    The Faculty

    Salma Hayek, Usher

    Released1998

    Directed byRobert Rodriguez

    The Faculty is a 1998 science fiction horror film written by Kevin Williamson and directed by...  more

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    #124 of 722 The Best Horror Movies Of All Time#12 of 70 The Best Teen Slasher Movies

  • How Stella Got Her Groove Back39
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    How Stella Got Her Groove Back

    Whoopi Goldberg, Angela Bassett

    Released1998

    Directed byKevin Rodney Sullivan

    How Stella Got Her Groove Back is a 1998 romantic comedy film directed by Kevin Rodney...  more

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    #245 of 369 The Best Movies Based On Books#346 of 782 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made

  • Half Baked40
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    Half Baked

    Snoop Dogg, Jon Stewart

    Released1998

    Directed byTamra Davis

    Half Baked is a 1998 American stoner comedy film starring Dave Chappelle, Jim Breuer, Harland...  more

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    #45 of 252 The Funniest '90s Movies#447 of 661 The Best Black Movies Ever Made, Ranked

  • The Prince of Egypt41
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    The Prince of Egypt

    Sandra Bullock, Michelle Pfeiffer

    Released1998

    Directed byBrenda Chapman, Simon Wells, Steve Hickner

    The Prince of Egypt is a 1998 American animated epic musical biblical film and the first...  more

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    #429 of 1,189 Every Oscar Winning Film Ever#223 of 246 The Best Rainy Day Movies

  • Rushmore42
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    Rushmore

    Bill Murray, Alexis Bledel

    Released1998

    Directed byWes Anderson

    Rushmore is a 1998 comedy-drama film directed by Wes Anderson about an eccentric teenager...  more

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    #103 of 151 The Most Rewatchable Comedy Movies#9 of 51 Great Quirky Movies for Grown-Ups

  • Jack Frost43
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    Jack Frost

    Michael Keaton, Stevie Ray Vaughan

    Released1998

    Directed byTroy Miller

    Jack Frost is a 1998 Christmas comedy fantasy drama film, starring Michael Keaton and Kelly...  more

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    How The Family Film 'Jack Frost' Is Scarier Than A Nearly Identical Horror Movie Of The Same Name#37 of 127 The Best Christmas Movies of All Time

  • Small Soldiers44
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    Small Soldiers

    Sarah Michelle Gellar, Kirsten Dunst

    Released1998

    Directed byJoe Dante

    Small Soldiers is a 1998 American science fiction action film directed by Joe Dante. The film...  more

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    ‘Small Soldiers’ Is Way, Way Darker Than You Remember#526 of 575 The Best Animated Films Ever

  • The Parent Trap45
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    The Parent Trap

    Lindsay Lohan, Dennis Quaid

    Released1998

    Directed byNancy Meyers

    The Parent Trap is a 1998 romantic comedy film co-written and directed by Nancy Meyers, and...  more

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  • Elizabeth46
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    Elizabeth

    Cate Blanchett, Daniel Craig

    Released1998

    Directed byShekhar Kapur

    Elizabeth is a 1998 biographical film written by Michael Hirst, directed by Shekhar Kapur, and...  more

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    #53 of 275 The Best Movies Based On True Stories#4 of 14 Pretty Good Movies About Historical Royals

  • What Dreams May Come47
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    What Dreams May Come

    Robin Williams, Cuba Gooding Jr.

    Released1998

    Directed byVincent Ward

    What Dreams May Come is a 1998 American fantasy drama film, starring Robin Williams, Cuba...  more

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    #19 of 170 The Most Utterly Depressing Movies Ever Made#50 of 128 The Most Confusing Movies Ever Made

  • Bride of Chucky48
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    Bride of Chucky

    Katherine Heigl, Jennifer Tilly

    Released1998

    Directed byRonny Yu

    Bride of Chucky is a 1998 black comedy horror film distributed by Universal Pictures. It is...  more

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    #36 of 105 The Best Horror Movie Sequels#48 of 88 The Goriest Movies Ever Made

  • Stepmom49
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    Stepmom

    Julia Roberts, Susan Sarandon

    Released1998

    Directed byChris Columbus

    Stepmom is a 1998 comedy-drama directed by Chris Columbus and starring Julia Roberts, Susan...  more

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    #3 of 84 Great Movies That Take Place in Autumn#60 of 277 The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry

  • Rounders50
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    Rounders

    Matt Damon, Edward Norton

    Released1998

    Directed byJohn Dahl

    Rounders is a 1998 American drama film about the underground world of high-stakes poker,...  more

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    #12 of 12 Movies That Were Eerily Ahead Of Their Time#25 of 80 The Best Con Movies