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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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    The Truman Show is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Movies That Turned 20 in 2018
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    The Truman Show

    Jim Carrey, Paul Giamatti

    Released1998

    Directed byPeter Weir

    The Truman Show is a 1998 American satirical social science fiction comedy-drama film directed... more on Wikipedia

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    The Waterboy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Movies That Turned 20 in 2018
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    The Waterboy

    Adam Sandler, Kathy Bates

    Released1998

    Directed byFrank Coraci

    The Waterboy is a 1998 American sports/comedy film directed by Frank Coraci, starring Adam... more on Wikipedia
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    Armageddon is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Movies That Turned 20 in 2018
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    Armageddon

    Ben Affleck, Bruce Willis

    Released1998

    Directed byMichael Bay

    Armageddon is a 1998 American science fiction disaster thriller film, directed by Michael Bay,... more on Wikipedia
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    American History X is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Movies That Turned 20 in 2018
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    American History X

    Edward Norton, Edward Furlong

    Released1998

    Directed byTony Kaye

    American History X is a 1998 American drama film directed by Tony Kaye and written by David... more on Wikipedia

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    The Big Lebowski is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Movies That Turned 20 in 2018
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    The Big Lebowski

    Julianne Moore, Jeff Bridges

    Released1998

    Directed byEthan Coen, Joel Coen

    The Big Lebowski is a 1998 stoner comedy film written, produced, and directed by Joel and... more on Wikipedia

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    Saving Private Ryan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Movies That Turned 20 in 2018
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    Saving Private Ryan

    Tom Hanks, Matt Damon

    Released1998

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

    Saving Private Ryan is a 1998 American epic drama war film set during the Invasion of Normandy... more on Wikipedia

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    The Man in the Iron Mask is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Movies That Turned 20 in 2018
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    The Man in the Iron Mask

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Hugh Laurie

    Released1998

    Directed byRandall Wallace

    The Man in the Iron Mask is a 1998 adventure film directed, produced, and written by Randall... more on Wikipedia

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    Rush Hour is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Movies That Turned 20 in 2018
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    Rush Hour

    Jackie Chan, Roselyn Sánchez

    Released1998

    Directed byBrett Ratner

    Rush Hour is a 1998 American buddy action comedy film and the first installment in the Rush... more on Wikipedia
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    The Wedding Singer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Movies That Turned 20 in 2018
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    The Wedding Singer

    Drew Barrymore, Adam Sandler

    Released1998

    Directed byFrank Coraci

    The Wedding Singer is a 1998 romantic comedy film written by Tim Herlihy and directed by Frank... more on Wikipedia
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    Deep Impact is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Movies That Turned 20 in 2018
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    Deep Impact

    Morgan Freeman, Robert Duvall

    Released1998

    Directed byMimi Leder

    Deep Impact is a 1998 American science fiction disaster film directed by Mimi Leder, written... more on Wikipedia

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    There's Something About Mary is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Movies That Turned 20 in 2018
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    There's Something About Mary

    Cameron Diaz, Sarah Silverman

    Released1998

    Directed byPeter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly

    There's Something About Mary is a 1998 comedy film, directed by the Farrelly brothers, Bobby... more on Wikipedia

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    Pleasantville is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Movies That Turned 20 in 2018
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    Pleasantville

    Reese Witherspoon, Paul Walker

    Released1998

    Directed byGary Ross

    Pleasantville is a 1998 American fantasy comedy-drama film written, produced, and directed by... more on Wikipedia

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    Patch Adams is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Movies That Turned 20 in 2018
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    Patch Adams

    Robin Williams, Philip Seymour Hoffman

    Released1998

    Directed byTom Shadyac

    Patch Adams is a 1998 semi-biographical comedy-drama film starring Robin Williams, Monica... more on Wikipedia

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    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Movies That Turned 20 in 2018
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    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

    Johnny Depp, Cameron Diaz

    Released1998

    Directed byTerry Gilliam

    Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is a 1998 American dark comedy film co-written and directed by... more on Wikipedia
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    Ever After: A Cinderella Story is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Movies That Turned 20 in 2018
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    Ever After: A Cinderella Story

    Drew Barrymore, Anjelica Huston

    Released1998

    Directed byAndy Tennant

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    Lethal Weapon 4 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Movies That Turned 20 in 2018
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    Lethal Weapon 4

    Mel Gibson, Chris Rock

    Released1998

    Directed byRichard Donner

    Lethal Weapon 4 is a 1998 American buddy cop action film directed and produced by Richard... more on Wikipedia

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    Dr. Dolittle is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Movies That Turned 20 in 2018
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    Dr. Dolittle

    Eddie Murphy, Ellen DeGeneres

    Released1998

    Directed byBetty Thomas

    Dr. Dolittle is a 1998 American family comedy film starring Eddie Murphy as a doctor who... more on Wikipedia
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    The Rugrats Movie is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Movies That Turned 20 in 2018
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    The Rugrats Movie

    Whoopi Goldberg, Tim Curry

    Released1998

    Directed byNorton Virgien, Igor Kovalyov

    The Rugrats Movie is a 1998 American animated adventure-comedy film, produced by Paramount... more on Wikipedia

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    You've Got Mail is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Movies That Turned 20 in 2018
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    You've Got Mail

    Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan

    Released1998

    Directed byNora Ephron

    You've Got Mail is a 1998 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Nora Ephron,... more on Wikipedia

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    Practical Magic is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Movies That Turned 20 in 2018
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    Practical Magic

    Nicole Kidman, Sandra Bullock

    Released1998

    Directed byGriffin Dunne

    Practical Magic is a 1998 American romantic comedy film based on the 1995 novel of the same... more on Wikipedia
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    Mulan is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Movies That Turned 20 in 2018
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    Mulan

    Eddie Murphy, Ming-Na Wen

    Released1998

    Directed byTony Bancroft, Barry Cook

    Mulan is a 1998 American animated musical action-comedy-drama film produced by Walt Disney... more on Wikipedia

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    Life Is Beautiful is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Movies That Turned 20 in 2018
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    Life Is Beautiful

    Roberto Benigni, Horst Buchholz

    Released1997

    Directed byRoberto Benigni

    Life Is Beautiful is a 1997 Italian tragicomedy comedy-drama film directed by and starring... more on Wikipedia

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    Enemy of the State is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Movies That Turned 20 in 2018
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    Enemy of the State

    Will Smith, Jack Black

    Released1998

    Directed byTony Scott

    Enemy of the State is a 1998 American spy-thriller about a group of rogue U.S. National... more on Wikipedia

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    Godzilla is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Movies That Turned 20 in 2018
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    Godzilla

    Matthew Broderick, Hank Azaria

    Released1998

    Directed byRoland Emmerich

    Godzilla is a 1998 American science fiction monster film directed and co-written by Roland... more on Wikipedia

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    Lost in Space is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Movies That Turned 20 in 2018
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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 on Wikipedia

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