90s Movies 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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Saving Private Ryan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Movies That Turned 20 in 2018
Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Vin Diesel
Saving Private Ryan is a 1998 American epic drama war film set during the Invasion of Normandy in World War II. Directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Robert Rodat, the film is notable for ...more
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Mulan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Movies That Turned 20 in 2018
Eddie Murphy, Ming-Na Wen, George Takei
Mulan is a 1998 American animated musical action-comedy-drama film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation based on the Chinese legend of Hua Mulan. The 36th animated feature in the Walt ...more
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50 22
A Bug's Life is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Movies That Turned 20 in 2018
Hayden Panettiere, Ashley Tisdale, Kevin Spacey
A Bug's Life is a 1998 American computer-animated comedy adventure film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Directed by John Lasseter and co-directed by ...more
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The Truman Show is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Movies That Turned 20 in 2018
Jim Carrey, Paul Giamatti, Ed Harris
The Truman Show is a 1998 American satirical social science fiction comedy-drama film directed by Peter Weir and written by Andrew Niccol. The cast includes Jim Carrey as Truman Burbank, Laura ...more
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45 22
The Waterboy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Movies That Turned 20 in 2018
Adam Sandler, Kathy Bates, Rob Schneider
The Waterboy is a 1998 American sports/comedy film directed by Frank Coraci, starring Adam Sandler, Kathy Bates, Fairuza Balk, Henry Winkler, Jerry Reed, Larry Gilliard, Jr., Blake Clark, Peter ...more
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The Parent Trap is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Movies That Turned 20 in 2018
Lindsay Lohan, Dennis Quaid, Kat Graham
The Parent Trap is a 1998 romantic comedy film co-written and directed by Nancy Meyers, and produced and co-written by Charles Shyer. It is the second adaptation of Erich Kästner's German ...more
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Armageddon is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Movies That Turned 20 in 2018
Ben Affleck, Bruce Willis, Liv Tyler
Armageddon is a 1998 American science fiction disaster thriller film, directed by Michael Bay, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, and released by Touchstone Pictures. The film follows a group of ...more
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American History X is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Movies That Turned 20 in 2018
Edward Norton, Edward Furlong, Beverly DAngelo
American History X is a 1998 American drama film directed by Tony Kaye and written by David McKenna. It stars Edward Norton and Edward Furlong, and co-stars Fairuza Balk, Stacy Keach, Elliott ...more
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The Prince of Egypt is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Movies That Turned 20 in 2018
Sandra Bullock, Michelle Pfeiffer, Val Kilmer
The Prince of Egypt is a 1998 American animated epic musical biblical film and the first traditionally animated film produced and released by DreamWorks Pictures. The film is an adaptation of ...more
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The Big Lebowski is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Movies That Turned 20 in 2018
Julianne Moore, Jeff Bridges, Tara Reid
The Big Lebowski is a 1998 stoner comedy film written, produced, and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. It stars Jeff Bridges as Jeffrey "The Dude" Lebowski, an unemployed Los Angeles ...more
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The Man in the Iron Mask is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Movies That Turned 20 in 2018
Leonardo DiCaprio, Hugh Laurie, John Malkovich
The Man in the Iron Mask is a 1998 adventure film directed, produced, and written by Randall Wallace, and starring Leonardo DiCaprio in a dual role as the title character and villain, Jeremy ...more
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Antz is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Movies That Turned 20 in 2018
Jennifer Lopez, Sylvester Stallone, Sharon Stone
Antz is a 1998 American computer animated adventure comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by DreamWorks Pictures. It features the voices of Woody Allen, Sharon Stone, ...more
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Patch Adams is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Movies That Turned 20 in 2018
Robin Williams, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Monica Potter
Patch Adams is a 1998 semi-biographical comedy-drama film starring Robin Williams, Monica Potter, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Bob Gunton. Directed by Tom Shadyac, it is based on the life story of ...more
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Deep Impact is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Movies That Turned 20 in 2018
Morgan Freeman, Robert Duvall, Elijah Wood
Deep Impact is a 1998 American science fiction disaster film directed by Mimi Leder, written by Bruce Joel Rubin and Michael Tolkin, and starring Robert Duvall, Téa Leoni, Elijah Wood, ...more
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The Wedding Singer is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Movies That Turned 20 in 2018
Drew Barrymore, Adam Sandler, Steve Buscemi
The Wedding Singer is a 1998 romantic comedy film written by Tim Herlihy and directed by Frank Coraci. It stars Adam Sandler as a wedding singer in the 1980s and Drew Barrymore as a waitress ...more
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Blade is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Movies That Turned 20 in 2018
Kris Kristofferson, Wesley Snipes, Traci Lords
Blade is a 1998 American vampire superhero action film starring Wesley Snipes and Stephen Dorff, loosely based on the Marvel Comics character Blade. Snipes plays Blade, a human-vampire hybrid ...more
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Rush Hour is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Movies That Turned 20 in 2018
Jackie Chan, Roselyn Sánchez, Chris Tucker
Rush Hour is a 1998 American buddy action comedy film and the first installment in the Rush Hour series, directed by Brett Ratner and starring Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker. It was followed by ...more
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There's Something About Mary is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Movies That Turned 20 in 2018
Cameron Diaz, Sarah Silverman, Ben Stiller
There's Something About Mary is a 1998 comedy film, directed by the Farrelly brothers, Bobby and Peter. It stars Cameron Diaz, Matt Dillon and Ben Stiller, and it is a combination of romantic ...more
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The Rugrats Movie is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Movies That Turned 20 in 2018
Whoopi Goldberg, Tim Curry, Lenny Kravitz
The Rugrats Movie is a 1998 American animated adventure-comedy film, produced by Paramount Pictures Corporation, and co-produced with Nickelodeon Movies and Klasky Csupo. The film was ...more
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Pleasantville is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Movies That Turned 20 in 2018
Reese Witherspoon, Paul Walker, Tobey Maguire
Pleasantville is a 1998 American fantasy comedy-drama film written, produced, and directed by Gary Ross. The film stars Tobey Maguire, Jeff Daniels, Joan Allen, William H. Macy, J. T. Walsh, and ...more
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The Mask of Zorro is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Movies That Turned 20 in 2018
Catherine Zeta-Jones, Anthony Hopkins, Antonio Banderas
The Mask of Zorro is a 1998 American swashbuckler film based on the Zorro character created by Johnston McCulley. It was directed by Martin Campbell and stars Antonio Banderas, Anthony Hopkins, ...more
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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Movies That Turned 20 in 2018
Johnny Depp, Cameron Diaz, Christina Ricci
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is a 1998 American dark comedy film co-written and directed by Terry Gilliam, starring Johnny Depp as Raoul Duke and Benicio del Toro as Dr. Gonzo. It was adapted ...more
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Ever After: A Cinderella Story is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Movies That Turned 20 in 2018
Ever After: A Cinderella Story Drew Barrymore, Anjelica Huston, Dougray Scott
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Lethal Weapon 4 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Movies That Turned 20 in 2018
Mel Gibson, Chris Rock, Joe Pesci
Lethal Weapon 4 is a 1998 American buddy cop action film directed and produced by Richard Donner, and starring Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci, Rene Russo, Chris Rock and Jet Li. It is the ...more
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Dr. Dolittle is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Movies That Turned 20 in 2018
Eddie Murphy, Ellen DeGeneres, Chris Rock
Dr. Dolittle is a 1998 American family comedy film starring Eddie Murphy as a doctor who discovers that he has the ability to talk to animals. The film was inspired by the series of children's ...more