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ⓘ 1998 in film




                                               

Dr. Dolittle (1998 film)

Dr. Dolittle is a 1998 American fantasy comedy film directed by Betty Thomas, written by Larry Levin and Nat Mauldin, and starring Eddie Murphy in the titular role. The film was inspired by the series of childrens stories of the same name by Hugh Lofting, but used no material from any of the novels; the main connection is the name and a doctor who can speak to animals, although the pushmi-pullyu, a much-loved feature of the books, notably makes a very brief appearance in a couple of scenes. The first novel had originally been filmed in 1967 as a musical under the same title, a closer albei ...

                                               

Eternity and a Day

Eternity and a Day is a 1998 Greek film starring Bruno Ganz, and directed by Theo Angelopoulos. The film won the Palme dOr and the Prize of the Ecumenical Jury at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival. The film was selected as the Greek entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 71st Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.

                                               

Fallen (1998 film)

Fallen is a 1998 American supernatural detective thriller film directed by Gregory Hoblit, produced by Charles Roven and Dawn Steel, from a screenplay by Nicholas Kazan. The film tells the story of John Hobbes, a Philadelphia police detective who is investigating murders committed by an apparent copycat killer. Denzel Washington, John Goodman, Donald Sutherland, Embeth Davidtz, James Gandolfini and Elias Koteas star. Fallen was released on January 16, 1998, by Warner Bros. The film grossed.2 million against its budget of million. It has a 40% approval rating at Rotten Tomatoes, which calls ...

                                               

Dark City (1998 film)

Dark City is a 1998 neo-noir science fiction film directed by Alex Proyas and starring Rufus Sewell, Kiefer Sutherland, Jennifer Connelly, Richard OBrien and William Hurt. The screenplay was written by Proyas, Lem Dobbs, and David S. Goyer. Sewell plays John Murdoch, an amnesiac man who finds himself suspected of murder. Murdoch attempts to discover his true identity and clear his name while on the run from the police and a mysterious group known only as the "Strangers". The majority of the film was shot at Fox Studios Australia. An American and Australian production, it was jointly produc ...

                                               

Stepmom (1998 film)

Stepmom is a 1998 American comedy-drama film directed by Chris Columbus and starring Julia Roberts, Susan Sarandon, and Ed Harris. Sarandon won the San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress and Harris won the National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actor, sharing the win with his role in The Truman Show.

                                               

Armageddon (1998 film)

Armageddon is a 1998 American science fiction disaster film produced and directed by Michael Bay, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, and released by Touchstone Pictures. The film follows a group of blue-collar deep-core drillers sent by NASA to stop a gigantic asteroid on a collision course with Earth. It stars Bruce Willis and an ensemble cast comprising Ben Affleck, Billy Bob Thornton, Liv Tyler, Owen Wilson, Will Patton, Peter Stormare, William Fichtner, Michael Clarke Duncan, Keith David, and Steve Buscemi. Though the film was released to mostly negative reviews, it was an international bo ...

1998 in film
                                     

ⓘ 1998 in film

The year 1998 in film involved many significant films including; Shakespeare in Love, Saving Private Ryan, American History X, The Truman Show, Primary Colors, Rushmore, Rush Hour, Theres Something About Mary, The Big Lebowski, and Terrence Malicks directorial return in The Thin Red Line. DreamWorks SKG released its first two animated films: Antz and The Prince of Egypt. Warner Bros. Pictures celebrated its 75th anniversary in 1998.

                                     

1. Awards events

  • 3rd Empire Awards
  • 71st Academy Awards
  • 56th Golden Globe Awards

Palme dOr Cannes Film Festival:

Eternity and a Day Μια αιωνιότητα και μια μέρα, Mia aioniotita kai mia mera, directed by Theo Angelopoulos, Greece / France / Italy

Golden Lion Venice Film Festival:

The Way We Laughed Così ridevano, directed by Gianni Amelio, Italy

Golden Bear Berlin Film Festival:

Central do Brasil Central Station, directed by Walter Salles, Brazil / France
                                     

2.1. Notable films released in 1998 #

  • 54, starring Ryan Phillippe, Salma Hayek, Neve Campbell, Breckin Meyer and Mike Myers
  • 1732 Hotten – Norway
  • 42 Up – UK
                                     

2.2. Notable films released in 1998 B

  • Basil, directed by Radha Bharadwaj, starring Jared Leto, Claire Forlani and Christian Slater – UK
  • Besieged Lassedio, directed by Bernardo Bertolucci, starring Thandie Newton and David Thewlis – Italy/UK
  • Bride of Chucky, starring Jennifer Tilly, Katherine Heigl and Nick Stabile
  • Beloved, directed by Jonathan Demme, starring Oprah Winfrey, Danny Glover and Thandie Newton
  • Blues Brothers 2000, directed by John Landis, starring Dan Aykroyd, John Goodman, Joe Morton, James Brown and Aretha Franklin
  • The Barber of Siberia Sibirskiy tsiryulnik – Russia
  • B. Monkey, starring Asia Argento, Rupert Everett and Jared Harris – UK/US
  • Bedrooms and Hallways, starring Kevin McKidd, Hugo Weaving and James Purefoy – UK
  • Beshkempir a.k.a. Beshkempir the Adopted Son – Kyrgyzstan
  • The Big Hit, starring Mark Wahlberg, Lou Diamond Phillips, Christina Applegate and Elliott Gould
  • Billys Hollywood Screen Kiss, starring Sean Hayes
  • A Bugs Life, animated film directed by John Lasseter, with the voices of Dave Foley, Kevin Spacey, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, David Hyde Pierce, Denis Leary and Bonnie Hunt
  • Buffalo 66, directed by and starring Vincent Gallo, with Christina Ricci, Mickey Rourke, Rosanna Arquette, Ben Gazzara, and Anjelica Huston
  • Begging for Love Ai o kou hito – Japan
  • Bulworth, directed by and starring Warren Beatty, with Halle Berry, Don Cheadle, Oliver Platt and Paul Sorvino
  • Black Cat, White Cat Crna macka, beli macor – Yugoslavia
  • Bombay Boys, starring Naveen Andrews – India
  • Belly, directed by Hype Williams, starring DMX
  • The Bird People in China Chûgoku no chojin, directed by Takashi Miike – Japan
  • Birdcage Inn Paran daemun – South Korea
  • Beast Cops Yeshou xingjing, directed by Gordon Chan – Hong Kong
  • Broken Vessels
  • Blues Harp, directed by Takashi Miike – Japan
  • The Boys, starring David Wenham and Toni Collette – Australia
  • Be There or Be Square Bu jian bu san – China
  • The Big Lebowski, directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, starring Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Julianne Moore, Peter Stormare and John Turturro
  • BASEketball, directed by David Zucker, starring Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Yasmine Bleeth, Jenny McCarthy and Robert Vaughn
  • Browns Requiem, starring Michael Rooker and Selma Blair
  • Break Up, starring Bridget Fonda, Hart Bochner and Kiefer Sutherland
  • Babe: Pig in the City, directed by George Miller, starring James Cromwell, Magda Szubanski and Mickey Rooney with the voices of Elizabeth Daily and Hugo Weaving – Australia/US
  • Blade, directed by Stephen Norrington, starring Wesley Snipes, Stephen Dorff and Kris Kristofferson
  • Black Dog, starring Patrick Swayze and Meat Loaf


                                     

2.3. Notable films released in 1998 C

  • Come Sweet Death Komm, suSer Tod – Austria
  • Caresses Caricias – Spain
  • Central Station Central do Brasil – Brazil/France – Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film and Golden Bear award
  • Cant Hardly Wait, starring Jennifer Love Hewitt and Ethan Embry
  • Caught Up, starring Bokeem Woodbine
  • Croupier, directed by Mike Hodges, starring Clive Owen, Alex Kingston and Gina McKee – UK
  • Chachi 420 The Trickster Aunt, starring Kamal Haasan, Amrish Puri and Om Puri – India
  • The Celebration Festen, directed by Thomas Vinterberg – Denmark
  • The Curve, starring Matthew Lillard and Keri Russell
  • A Civil Action, directed by Steven Zaillian, starring John Travolta, Robert Duvall, William H. Macy, Tony Shalhoub, Kathleen Quinlan, James Gandolfini and John Lithgow
  • Celebrity, directed by Woody Allen, starring Kenneth Branagh, Judy Davis, Leonardo DiCaprio, Melanie Griffith, Famke Janssen, Hank Azaria, Winona Ryder and Charlize Theron
  • Clay Pigeons, directed by David Dobkin, starring Joaquin Phoenix, Vince Vaughn and Janeane Garofalo – US/Germany
  • Cousin Bette, starring Jessica Lange, Elisabeth Shue, Hugh Laurie – UK/US
  • Christmas in August Palwolui Christmas – South Korea
  • City of Angels, directed by Brad Silberling, starring Nicolas Cage, Meg Ryan and Andre Braugher
                                     

2.4. Notable films released in 1998 D

  • Deep Impact, starring Robert Duvall, Tea Leoni, Elijah Wood, Morgan Freeman, Vanessa Redgrave and Maximilian Schell
  • Dr. Dolittle, starring Eddie Murphy, voices of Norm Macdonald, Albert Brooks, Chris Rock, Garry Shandling and Ellen DeGeneres
  • Disturbing Behavior, starring James Marsden, Katie Holmes and Nick Stahl – Australia/US
  • The Dreamlife of Angels La Vie rêvee des anges – France
  • Dead Man on Campus, starring Tom Everett Scott
  • Dirty Work, starring Norm Macdonald, Artie Lange, Jack Warden, Chevy Chase and Chris Farley
  • Down in the Delta, directed by Maya Angelou, starring Alfre Woodard, Al Freeman Jr., Esther Rolle, Loretta Devine, and Wesley Snipes
  • Digging to China, starring Evan Rachel Wood and Kevin Bacon
  • Desperate Measures, starring Michael Keaton, Andy Garcia, Marcia Gay Harden and Brian Cox
  • Deep Rising, directed by Stephen Sommers, starring Treat Williams, Famke Janssen, Wes Studi and Anthony Heald
  • Dark City, directed by Alex Proyas, starring Rufus Sewell, Kiefer Sutherland, Jennifer Connelly and William Hurt – Australia/US
  • Dancer, Texas Pop. 81, starring Breckin Meyer
  • Detective Conan: The Fourteenth Target aka Case Closed: the Fourteenth Target – Japan
  • Desert Blue, directed by Morgan J. Freeman
  • Divorcing Jack, starring David Thewlis – UK
  • Le Diner de Cons Dinner for Cretins, directed by Francis Veber – France
  • Dance with Me, directed by Randa Haines, starring Vanessa L. Williams, Kris Kristofferson and Jane Krakowski
  • Dangerous Beauty, starring Catherine McCormack, Naomi Watts, Rufus Sewell, Fred Ward
  • Dr. Akagi Kanzō-sensei, directed by Shohei Imamura – Japan
  • The Day Silence Died El dia que murio el silencio – Bolivia
  • Dance Me to My Song – Australia
                                     

2.5. Notable films released in 1998 E

  • Earth अर्थ, directed by Deepa Mehta – India
  • Enemy of the State, directed by Tony Scott, starring Will Smith, Gene Hackman, Jon Voight, Barry Pepper, Lisa Bonet and Regina King
  • Ever After, starring Drew Barrymore, Anjelica Huston and Dougray Scott
  • Eternity and a Day Mia aioniotita kai mia mera, starring Bruno Ganz – Greece – Palme dOr award
  • Elizabeth, directed by Shekhar Kapur, starring Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush, Christopher Eccleston, Sir John Gielgud, Daniel Craig, Fanny Ardant, Kathy Burke and Richard Attenborough – UK
  • Everest, a documentary narrated by Liam Neeson
                                     

2.6. Notable films released in 1998 F

  • Flowers of Shanghai hǎi shàng huā – Taiwan
  • Firestorm, starring Howie Long and Scott Glenn
  • Fibra optica Fibre Optic – Mexico
  • The Farm: Angola, US
  • For Sale À vendre – France
  • Foolish Heart Corazon iluminado, directed by Hector Babenco – Argentina/Brazil
  • Forever Love, starring Reba McEntire and Tim Matheson
  • Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, directed by Terry Gilliam, starring Johnny Depp, Benicio del Toro, Tobey Maguire, Ellen Barkin, Christina Ricci and Cameron Diaz
  • From the Edge of the City Apo tin akri tis polis – Greece
  • Finding Graceland, starring Harvey Keitel and Bridget Fonda
  • Fallen, starring Denzel Washington, John Goodman, Embeth Davidtz and Donald Sutherland
  • The Faculty, directed by Robert Rodriguez, starring Josh Hartnett, Elijah Wood, Clea DuVall, Robert Patrick, Famke Janssen, Usher Raymond, Salma Hayek, and Jon Stewart


                                     

2.7. Notable films released in 1998 G

  • God said "Ha!", starring Julia Sweeney – Golden Space Needle Award
  • Godzilla, directed by Roland Emmerich, starring Matthew Broderick, Jean Reno, Maria Pitillo, Kevin Dunn and Hank Azaria
  • Ghulam Slave, starring Aamir Khan – India
  • Gods and Monsters, directed by Bill Condon starring Ian McKellen, Brendan Fraser and Lynn Redgrave – UK/US
  • The Girl of Your Dreams La niña de tus ojos, starring Penelope Cruz – Spain
  • Goodbye Lover, starring Patricia Arquette and Dermot Mulroney
  • Gunshy, starring Diane Lane and William Petersen
  • Get Real – UK
  • Genghis Khan – China
  • Goodbye, 20th Century! Zbogum na dvaesettiot vek! – Macedonia
  • Georgica – Estonia
  • The Gingerbread Man, directed by Robert Altman, starring Kenneth Branagh, Embeth Davidtz, Robert Downey Jr., Tom Berenger, Daryl Hannah, Famke Janssen, and Robert Duvall
  • Gunslingers Revenge, starring Leonardo Pieraccioni, Harvey Keitel and David Bowie
  • Girls Night, starring Julie Walters, Brenda Blethyn and Kris Kristofferson – UK
  • The General, directed by John Boorman, starring Brendan Gleeson and Jon Voight – Ireland
  • The Grandfather El abuelo – Spain
  • Great Expectations, directed by Alfonso Cuaron, starring Ethan Hawke, Gwyneth Paltrow, Anne Bancroft, Chris Cooper and Robert De Niro
                                     

2.8. Notable films released in 1998 H

  • Hush, starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Jessica Lange and Johnathon Schaech
  • Hideous Kinky, starring Kate Winslet and Saïd Taghmaoui – UK/France
  • The Horse Whisperer, directed by and starring Robert Redford, with Kristin Scott Thomas, Sam Neill, Scarlett Johansson
  • Hard Rain, starring Christian Slater, Morgan Freeman, Minnie Driver and Randy Quaid
  • How to Make the Cruelest Month, starring Clea DuVall
  • Hope Floats, directed by Forest Whitaker, starring Sandra Bullock, Harry Connick Jr. and Gena Rowlands
  • Hilary and Jackie, directed by Anand Tucker, starring Emily Watson, Rachel Griffiths, David Morrissey and Charles Dance – UK
  • Human Remains
  • The Hole Dong – Taiwan
  • Half Baked, starring Dave Chappelle, Jim Breuer and Guillermo Diaz
  • Home Fries, starring Drew Barrymore and Luke Wilson
  • Holy Man, starring Eddie Murphy, Jeff Goldblum and Kelly Preston
  • Happiness, directed by Todd Solondz, starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jane Adams, Dylan Baker, Lara Flynn Boyle, Ben Gazzara, Louise Lasser and Jon Lovitz
  • The Hi-Lo Country, directed by Stephen Frears, starring Woody Harrelson, Penelope Cruz Billy Crudup and Patricia Arquette
  • Homegrown, starring Billy Bob Thornton, John Lithgow, Ryan Phillippe, Hank Azaria, Kelly Lynch and Jon Bon Jovi
  • Head On – Australia
  • Hurlyburly, starring Sean Penn, Chazz Palminteri, Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright, Garry Shandling, Meg Ryan and Anna Paquin
  • Hold You Tight 愈快樂愈墮落, directed by Stanley Kwan – Hong Kong
  • He Got Game, directed by Spike Lee, starring Denzel Washington, Ray Allen, Rosario Dawson, Milla Jovovich, and John Turturro
  • Hyderabad Blues – India
  • How Stella Got Her Groove Back, starring Angela Bassett, Taye Diggs and Whoopi Goldberg
  • The Hairy Bird, starring Kirsten Dunst, Gaby Hoffmann, Heather Matarazzo and Lynn Redgrave – US/Canada
  • Halloween H20: 20 Years Later, starring Jamie Lee Curtis, Adam Arkin, Michelle Williams, LL Cool J, Josh Hartnett and Janet Leigh
  • Happy Birthday S dnyom rozhdeniya – Russia
  • High Art, directed by Lisa Cholodenko, starring Ally Sheedy and Radha Mitchell
                                     

2.9. Notable films released in 1998 I

  • Incognito
  • If the Sun Rises in the West Haega seojjog-eseo tteundamyeon – South Korea
  • I Want You, directed by Michael Winterbottom, starring Rachel Weisz and Alessandro Nivola – UK
  • The Interview, starring Hugo Weaving – Australia
  • I Still Know What You Did Last Summer, starring Jennifer Love Hewitt, Freddie Prinze Jr., Brandy and Mekhi Phifer
  • I Stand Alone Seul contre tous – France
  • The Idiots Idioterne, directed by Lars von Trier – Denmark
  • In Gods Hands
  • Its a Long Road Ola einai dromos – Greece
  • The Inheritors Die Siebtelbauern – Austria
  • Identity Pieces didentites – Belgium/France/D.R. Congo
  • Illuminata, directed by and starring John Turturro, with Beverly DAngelo, Susan Sarandon and Christopher Walken
  • In the Flesh
  • The Impostors, directed by and starring Stanley Tucci, with Oliver Platt, Alfred Molina, Lili Taylor, Hope Davis, Tony Shalhoub, Billy Connolly and Steve Buscemi
  • I Went Down, starring Brendan Gleeson – Ireland


                                     

2.10. Notable films released in 1998 J

  • Jane Austens Mafia!, directed by Jim Abrahams starring Jay Mohr, Olympia Dukakis, Christina Applegate and Lloyd Bridges
  • Judas Kiss, starring Alan Rickman, Emma Thompson and Carla Gugino
  • Jinnah, starring Christopher Lee, Shashi Kapoor and James Fox – Pakistan/UK
  • Jack Frost, starring Michael Keaton, Kelly Preston, Joseph Cross and Mark Addy
                                     

2.11. Notable films released in 1998 K

  • Krippendorfs Tribe, starring Richard Dreyfuss, Jenna Elfman and Lily Tomlin
  • Kirikou and the Sorceress Kirikou et la Sorciere – France/Belgium/Luxembourg
  • Kurt & Courtney, directed by Nick Broomfield – UK
  • Khrustalyov, My Car! Khrustalyov, mashinu! – Russia
  • Knock Off, starring Jean-Claude Van Damme and Rob Schneider
  • Kissing a Fool, starring David Schwimmer, Mili Avital and Jason Lee
  • Killer Tueur à gages – Kazakhstan/France
                                     

2.12. Notable films released in 1998 L

  • The Lighthouse El Faro – Argentina/Spain
  • Love Is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon, directed by John Maybury, starring Derek Jacobi, Daniel Craig and Tilda Swinton – UK
  • Lost in Space, directed by Stephen Hopkins, starring William Hurt, Gary Oldman, Mimi Rogers, Matt LeBlanc, Heather Graham and Lacey Chabert
  • Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, directed by Guy Ritchie, starring Jason Flemyng, Jason Statham, Dexter Fletcher, Nick Moran, Vinnie Jones and Sting – UK
  • The Legend of 1900 La leggenda del pianista sulloceano, directed by Giuseppe Tornatore, starring Tim Roth, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Melanie Thierry and Bill Nunn – Italy/US
  • Little Tony – Netherlands
  • Lovers of the Arctic Circle Los amantes del circulo polar – Spain
  • The Lion King II: Simbas Pride with the voices of Matthew Broderick, Moira Kelly, Neve Campbell, Ernie Sabella and Nathan Lane
  • Little Voice, directed by Mark Herman, starring Brenda Blethyn, Jane Horrocks, Michael Caine, Jim Broadbent and Ewan McGregor – UK
  • The Land Girls, directed by David Leland, starring Catherine McCormack, Rachel Weisz and Anna Friel – UK
  • Love from Ground Zero
  • Lulu on the Bridge, starring Harvey Keitel and Mira Sorvino
  • Life is to Whistle La Vida es Silbar – Cuba
  • Last Night, directed by and starring Don McKellar, with Sandra Oh, Sarah Polley and David Cronenberg – Canada
  • Lethal Weapon 4, directed by Richard Donner, starring Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Joe Pesci, Rene Russo, Chris Rock and Jet Li
  • Living Out Loud, starring Holly Hunter, Danny DeVito and Queen Latifah
  • Left Luggage 2 koffers vol, directed by Jeroen Krabbe, starring Isabella Rossellini – Netherlands
  • Lucky and Zorba La gabbianella e il gatto, directed by Enzo DAlo – Italy
  • The Last Days
  • Leaf on a Pillow Daun di Atas Bantal – Indonesia
  • Love & Pop ラブ&ポップ – Japan
  • Little Thieves, Big Thieves 100 años de perdon – Venezuela
  • The Last Days of Disco, directed by Whit Stillman starring Kate Beckinsale, Chloe Sevigny, Chris Eigeman and Robert Sean Leonard
  • The Longest Nite aka Dark Flowers, starring Tony Leung – Hong Kong
                                     

2.13. Notable films released in 1998 M

  • Mercury Rising, directed by Harold Becker, starring Bruce Willis, Alec Baldwin, Miko Hughes and Kim Dickens
  • Les Miserables, directed by Bille August, starring Liam Neeson, Geoffrey Rush, Uma Thurman and Claire Danes – Germany/UK/US
  • Madame Blueberry
  • Madeline, starring Frances McDormand and Nigel Hawthorne – US/France
  • The Mighty, starring Kieran Culkin, Sharon Stone, Elden Henson, Gena Rowlands, Gillian Anderson
  • Mala Epoca Bad Times – Argentina
  • Meet Joe Black, directed by Martin Brest, starring Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, Claire Forlani, Jake Weber, Jeffrey Tambor, Marcia Gay Harden
  • The Mutants Os mutantes – Portugal
  • My Giant, starring Billy Crystal
  • Mama Dont Cry Mama Ne Goryuj – Russia
  • The Mighty Kong
  • Music from Another Room, starring Jude Law and Jennifer Tilly
  • The Mask of Zorro, directed by Martin Campbell, starring Antonio Banderas, Anthony Hopkins, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Stuart Wilson
  • Montana, starring Kyra Sedgwick and Stanley Tucci
  • Mr. Zhao Zhào Xiānshēng – China
  • Mulan, with the voices of Ming-Na Wen and Eddie Murphy
  • Melting Pot
  • Mighty Joe Young, directed by Ron Underwood, starring Charlize Theron, Bill Paxton and Rade Serbedzija
  • Monument Ave., starring Denis Leary and Famke Janssen
  • Meeting People Is Easy, featuring Radiohead – UK
  • The Man with Rain in His Shoes, starring Lena Headey and Penelope Cruz – Sp/Fr/UK/U.S./Ger
  • The Man in the Iron Mask, directed by Randall Wallace, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Jeremy Irons, John Malkovich, Gerard Depardieu, Gabriel Byrne – UK/US
  • My Name is Joe, directed by Ken Loach, starring Peter Mullan – UK
                                     

2.14. Notable films released in 1998 N

  • The Newton Boys, directed by Richard Linklater, starring Matthew McConaughey, Ethan Hawke, Skeet Ulrich and Vincent DOnofrio
  • Next Stop Wonderland, starring Hope Davis
  • No – Canada
  • No Looking Back, starring Lauren Holly and Jon Bon Jovi
  • The Naked Man, starring Michael Rapaport
  • The Negotiator, directed by F. Gary Gray, starring Samuel L. Jackson, Kevin Spacey, David Morse and J. T. Walsh
  • A Night at the Roxbury, starring Will Ferrell and Chris Kattan
  • New Rose Hotel, directed by Abel Ferrara, starring Christopher Walken, Willem Dafoe, Asia Argento and Annabella Sciorra
                                     

2.15. Notable films released in 1998 O

  • Out of Sight, directed by Steven Soderbergh, starring George Clooney, Jennifer Lopez, Don Cheadle, Ving Rhames, Dennis Farina and Albert Brooks
  • Overnight Delivery, starring Paul Rudd and Reese Witherspoon
  • Of Freaks and Men Pro urodov i lyudey – Russia
  • The Odd Couple II, starring Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon
  • Outside Ozona, starring Robert Forster, Kevin Pollak and Sherilyn Fenn
  • The Opposite of Sex, starring Christina Ricci and Lisa Kudrow
  • The Object of My Affection, starring Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd
  • October 22
  • The Other Conquest La Otra Conquista – Mexico
  • Okraina Outskirts – Russia
  • One Evening After the War Un soir apres la guerre – Cambodia/France
  • One True Thing, starring Meryl Streep, Renee Zellweger, William Hurt and Tom Everett Scott
  • Only Clouds Move the Stars Bare skyer beveger stjernene – Norway
                                     

2.16. Notable films released in 1998 P–Q

  • The Quiet Family Joyonghan Gajok – South Korea
  • The Parent Trap, starring Dennis Quaid, Natasha Richardson and Lindsay Lohan
  • Passion Szenvedely – Hungary
  • Phantoms, starring Peter OToole, Rose McGowan, Liev Schreiber and Ben Affleck
  • Places in Cities Platze in Stadten – Germany
  • Poodle Springs film, starring James Caan, Dina Meyer, David Keith, Brian Cox and Joe Don Baker
  • Psycho, directed by Gus Van Sant, starring Vince Vaughn, Anne Heche, Julianne Moore, Viggo Mortensen, William H. Macy and Robert Forster
  • A Perfect Murder, directed by Andrew Davis, starring Michael Douglas, Gwyneth Paltrow, Viggo Mortensen and David Suchet
  • Permanent Midnight, starring Ben Stiller, Maria Bello, Elizabeth Hurley, Janeane Garofalo and Owen Wilson
  • Palmetto, directed by Volker Schlondorff, starring Woody Harrelson and Elisabeth Shue
  • Phoenix, starring Ray Liotta and Anjelica Huston
  • Prometheus, directed by Tony Harrison, starring Walter Sparrow UK
  • Patch Adams, directed by Tom Shadyac, starring Robin Williams, Monica Potter and Philip Seymour Hoffman
  • The Personals Zheng hun qi shi – Taiwan
  • Quest for Camelot
  • Phantom Beirut ashbah bayroot – Lebanon
  • Paljas – South Africa
  • A Place Called Chiapas – Canada
  • Peculiarities of the National Fishing Osobennosti natsionalnoy rybalki – Russia
  • The Prince of Egypt, directed by Brenda Chapman, Steve Hickner and Simon Wells, starring Val Kilmer, Ralph Fiennes, Sandra Bullock, Michelle Pfeiffer, Jeff Goldblum, Patrick Stewart, Helen Mirren
  • Paulie, starring Tony Shalhoub, Gena Rowlands, Cheech Marin, Jay Mohr and Buddy Hackett
  • The Polish Bride De Poolse bruid – Netherlands
  • Pecker, directed by John Waters, starring Edward Furlong, Christina Ricci, Lili Taylor, Martha Plimpton, Mary Kay Place and Bess Armstrong
  • A Price Above Rubies, starring Renee Zellweger
  • Playing by Heart, starring Sean Connery, Gena Rowlands, Jon Stewart
  • The Pianist El pianista – Spain
  • Pleasantville, directed by Gary Ross, starring Tobey Maguire, Joan Allen, Reese Witherspoon, William H. Macy, Don Knotts, J. T. Walsh and Jeff Daniels
  • Pi, directed by Darren Aronofsky, starring Sean Gullette and Mark Margolis
  • Practical Magic, starring Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman, Dianne Wiest, Stockard Channing and Aidan Quinn
  • Pocahontas II: Journey to a New World
  • The Power of Kangwon Province Gangwon-do ui him – South Korea
  • Primary Colors, directed by Mike Nichols, starring John Travolta, Emma Thompson, Billy Bob Thornton, Adrian Lester and Kathy Bates
                                     

2.17. Notable films released in 1998 R

  • Run Lola Run Lola rennt, directed by Tom Tykwer, starring Franka Potente and Moritz Bleibtreu – Germany – Golden Space Needle Award for 1999
  • The Rose Seller La vendedora de rosas – Colombia
  • The Replacement Killers, directed by Antoine Fuqua, starring Chow Yun-fat, Mira Sorvino and Michael Rooker
  • Ring Ringu, directed by Hideo Nakata – Japan
  • Restaurant, starring Adrien Brody and Lauryn Hill
  • Ronin, directed by John Frankenheimer, starring Robert De Niro, Jean Reno, Stellan Skarsgård, Jonathan Pryce, Natascha McElhone, Katarina Witt and Sean Bean
  • Riddlers Moon
  • Reach the Rock, starring William Sadler
  • The Rat Pack, directed by Rob Cohen, starring Ray Liotta, Joe Mantegna, Don Cheadle, Angus Macfadyen and Bobby Slayton
  • The Red Violin Le Violon rouge – Canada/Italy/UK
  • Return to Paradise, starring Vince Vaughn, Joaquin Phoenix and Anne Heche
  • The Return of El Coyote
  • Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Movie, with the voices of John Goodman, Alan Arkin, Eric Idle and Whoopi Goldberg
  • The Real Blonde, starring Matthew Modine, Catherine Keener, Daryl Hannah, Maxwell Caulfield, Kathleen Turner and Marlo Thomas
  • Ringmaster, starring Jerry Springer, Jaime Pressly and Molly Hagan
  • Radiofreccia – Italy
  • Rushmore, directed by Wes Anderson, starring Jason Schwartzman, Olivia Williams, Bill Murray, Mason Gamble and Seymour Cassel
  • Rush Hour, directed by Brett Ratner, starring Jackie Chan, Chris Tucker and Tom Wilkinson
  • Rounders, directed by John Dahl, starring Matt Damon, Edward Norton, John Turturro, Gretchen Mol, Martin Landau and John Malkovich
  • The Rugrats Movie
                                     

2.18. Notable films released in 1998 S

  • Saving Private Ryan, directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Edward Burns, Dennis Farina, Vin Diesel, Paul Giamatti, Giovanni Ribisi and Ted Danson – Golden Globe Award for Best Picture Drama
  • Smoke Signals – US/Canada
  • Sliding Doors, starring Gwyneth Paltrow, John Hannah, John Lynch and Jeanne Tripplehorn – UK/US
  • A Simple Plan, directed by Sam Raimi, starring Billy Bob Thornton, Bill Paxton, Bridget Fonda and Gary Cole
  • The Shoe Kurpe – Latvia
  • Savior, starring Dennis Quaid and Stellan Skarsgård
  • Sekal Has to Die Je teeba zabit Sekala – Czech Republic
  • Die Siebtelbauern The Inheritors – Austria
  • The Siege, directed by Edward Zwick, starring Denzel Washington, Annette Bening, Bruce Willis and Tony Shalhoub
  • Sinbad: The Battle of the Dark Knights
  • Shadrach, starring Harvey Keitel and Andie MacDowell
  • Sour Grapes, directed by Larry David, starring Steven Weber and Craig Bierko
  • Sphere, directed by Barry Levinson, starring Dustin Hoffman, Sharon Stone, Samuel L. Jackson, Liev Schreiber and Queen Latifah
  • Soldier, starring Kurt Russell
  • Star Trek: Insurrection, directed by Jonathan Frakes, starring Patrick Stewart, LeVar Burton, Brent Spiner, Donna Murphy, Gregg Henry and F. Murray Abraham
  • The School of Flesh LEcole de la chair, starring Isabelle Huppert – France
  • So Close to Paradise Biandan guniang – China
  • Six Days, Seven Nights, directed by Ivan Reitman, starring Harrison Ford, Anne Heche and David Schwimmer
  • Stepmom, directed by Chris Columbus, starring Julia Roberts, Susan Sarandon and Ed Harris
  • Simon Birch, starring Ian Michael Smith, Joseph Mazzello, Ashley Judd and Oliver Platt
  • The Swan Princess: The Mystery of the Enchanted Kingdom
  • Susans Plan, directed by John Landis, starring Nastassja Kinski, Billy Zane, Rob Schneider, Lara Flynn Boyle and Dan Aykroyd
  • Senseless, starring Marlon Wayans and David Spade
  • Slam
  • Shakespeare in Love, directed by John Madden, starring Joseph Fiennes, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ben Affleck, Colin Firth and Judi Dench – UK/US – Academy and Golden Globe Mus./Com. Awards for Best Picture
  • Species II, starring Natasha Henstridge, Michael Madsen, Marg Helgenberger
  • Star Kid
  • State of Dogs Nokhoin Oron – Mongolia
  • Show Me Love Fucking Åmål – Sweden
  • Scratches in the Table Madelief, krassen in het tafelblad – Netherlands
  • Safe Men, starring Sam Rockwell and Steve Zahn
  • Since Youve Been Gone, directed by and starring David Schwimmer, with Teri Hatcher, Jon Stewart, Rachel Griffiths, and Lara Flynn Boyle
  • Spring in My Hometown Areumdaoon shijeol – South Korea
  • Small Soldiers, directed by Joe Dante, starring Gregory Smith, Kirsten Dunst, Phil Hartman, Kevin Dunn, Ann Magnuson and Denis Leary with the voices of Tommy Lee Jones and Frank Langella
  • Still Crazy, starring Stephen Rea, Billy Connolly, Bill Nighy, Jimmy Nail and Timothy Spall – UK
  • Snake Eyes, directed by Brian De Palma, starring Nicolas Cage, Gary Sinise, Carla Gugino, John Heard and Luis Guzman
                                     

2.19. Notable films released in 1998 T

  • The Teenage Textbook Movie – Singapore
  • Train to Pakistan – India
  • The Three Men of Melita Zganjer Tri muskarca Melite Zganjer – Croatia
  • Tango, directed by Carlos Saura – Argentina
  • Twilight, directed by Robert Benton, starring Paul Newman, Gene Hackman, Susan Sarandon, James Garner, Liev Schreiber, Stockard Channing and Reese Witherspoon
  • The Truman Show, directed by Peter Weir, starring Jim Carrey, Laura Linney, Natascha McElhone and Ed Harris
  • Trance, starring Alison Elliott, Christopher Walken and Jared Harris
  • Train of Life Train de Vie Fr/Bel/Neth/Is/Rom
  • Taxi – France
  • Theres Something About Mary, directed by the Farrelly brothers, starring Ben Stiller, Cameron Diaz, Matt Dillon, Lee Evans and Chris Elliott
  • Torrente, el brazo tonto de la ley Torrente, the Dumb Arm of the Law – Spain
  • Tell Me Im Dreaming Dis-moi que je rêve – France
  • Thick as Thieves, starring Alec Baldwin
  • The Thin Red Line, directed by Terrence Malick, starring Sean Penn, Nick Nolte, Jim Caviezel, Adrien Brody, Elias Koteas, Ben Chaplin, Woody Harrelson, John Cusack, John Travolta and George Clooney - Golden Bear Award for 1999
                                     

2.20. Notable films released in 1998 U–V

  • Vampires, directed by John Carpenter, starring James Woods, Daniel Baldwin, Sheryl Lee, Thomas Ian Griffith and Maximilian Schell
  • Velvet Goldmine, directed by Todd Haynes, starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Christian Bale, Ewan McGregor, Toni Collette and Eddie Izzard – UK
  • The Very Thought of You, aka Martha, Meet Frank, Daniel and Laurence, starring Monica Potter, Joseph Fiennes and Rufus Sewell – UK
  • Up n Under – UK
  • Urban Legend, starring Alicia Witt, Tara Reid and Jared Leto
  • La Vie Sur Terre Life on Earth – Mali/Mauritania
  • The Vivero Letter, starring Fred Ward, Robert Patrick
  • Ultraman Tiga & Ultraman Dyna: Warriors of the Star of Light – Japan
  • Very Bad Things, directed by Peter Berg, starring Jon Favreau, Christian Slater, Jeremy Piven, Daniel Stern and Cameron Diaz
  • U.S. Marshals, starring Tommy Lee Jones, Wesley Snipes and Robert Downey Jr.
                                     

2.21. Notable films released in 1998 W

  • Without Limits, directed by Robert Towne, starring Billy Crudup, Donald Sutherland, Monica Potter, Judith Ivey and Matthew Lillard
  • Who Am I? Wǒ Shì Shei, starring Jackie Chan – Hong Kong
  • West Beirut Beyrout al gharbiyya – Lebanon
  • The Waterboy, starring Adam Sandler, Kathy Bates, Henry Winkler and Fairuza Balk
  • Wild Things, directed by John McNaughton, starring Denise Richards, Neve Campbell, Kevin Bacon, Matt Dillon and Bill Murray
  • What Dreams May Come, directed by Vincent Ward, starring Robin Williams, Cuba Gooding Jr., Annabella Sciorra and Max von Sydow
  • The Wonderful Ice Cream Suit, starring Joe Mantegna and Esai Morales
  • Went to Coney Island on a Mission from God. Be Back by Five
  • When the Dead Start Singing Kad mrtvi zapjevaju – Croatia
  • The Wedding Singer, starring Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore and Christine Taylor
  • Whispering Corridors Yeogogoedam – South Korea
  • Wide Awake, directed by M. Night Shyamalan, starring Rosie ODonnell, Dana Delany and Denis Leary
  • Woubi Cheri Darling Woubi – Cote dIvoire/France
  • The Way We Laughed Così ridevano – Italy
  • Waking Ned, aka Waking Ned Devine, starring Ian Bannen, James Nesbitt and Fionnula Flanagan – UK/France
  • Wrongfully Accused, starring Leslie Nielsen, Richard Crenna, Melinda McGraw and Kelly LeBrock
  • Why Do Fools Fall In Love, starring Halle Berry and Vivica A. Fox
                                     

2.22. Notable films released in 1998 XYZ

  • Xiu Xiu: The Sent Down Girl Tiān Yù, directed by Joan Chen – China
  • Your Friends & Neighbors, directed by Neil LaBute, starring Amy Brenneman, Aaron Eckhart, Catherine Keener, Nastassja Kinski, Jason Patric and Ben Stiller
  • Zero Effect, directed by Jake Kasdan, starring Bill Pullman, Ben Stiller, Kim Dickens and Ryan ONeal
  • Youve Got Mail, directed by Nora Ephron, starring Tom Hanks, Meg Ryan, Parker Posey, Steve Zahn and Greg Kinnear
  • The X-Files, directed by Rob Bowman, starring David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Martin Landau and Blythe Danner
                                     

3. Births

  • January 28 – Ariel Winter, American actress
  • Atticus Shaffer, American actor
  • May 29 – Shealeigh, American singer
  • April 9 – Elle Fanning, American actress
  • June 19
  • January 4 – Coco Jones, American actress/singer
  • April 6 – Peyton List, American actress
  • February 17 – Fernanda Urdapilleta, Mexican actress
  • January 23 – Rachel Crow, American actress/singer and comedian
  • Suzu Hirose, Japanese actress
  • March 22 – Paola Andino, Puerto Rican-American actress
  • February 15 – Zachary Gordon, American actor
  • January 12 – Nathan Gamble, American actor
  • April 24 – Ryan Newman, American actress
  • January 5 – Marie Iitoyo, Japanese model and actress
  • December 2 – Amber Montana, American actress
  • October 23 – Amandla Stenberg, American actress
  • October 28 – Nolan Gould, American actor
  • November 13 – Gattlin Griffith, American actor
  • August 6 – Forrest Goodluck, American actor
  • August 25 – China Anne McClain, American actress and singer
  • December 29 – Paris Berelc, American actress
  • October 1 – Danika Yarosh, American actress
  • November 23 – Bradley Steven Perry, American actor
  • July 31 – Rico Rodriguez, American actor
  • July 8 – Jaden Smith, American actor
  • July 22 – Madison Pettis, American actress
  • July 28 – Sasha Meneghel, Brazilian actress
  • July 7 – Dylan Sprayberry, American actor
  • December 23 – G Hannelius, American actress and singer
  • July 24 – Bindi Irwin, Australia actress
                                     

4. Film debuts

  • Dax Shepard – Hairshirt
  • Chris Kattan – A Night at the Roxbury
  • Taraji P. Henson – Streetwise
  • Lindsay Lohan – The Parent Trap
  • Vera Farmiga – Return to Paradise
  • Jordana Brewster – The Faculty
  • Jason Schwartzman – Rushmore
  • Judy Greer – Kissing a Fool
  • Elizabeth Banks – Surrender Dorothy
  • Josh Hartnett – Halloween H20: 20 Years Later
  • Jason Statham – Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
  • Jason Segel – Cant Hardly Wait
  • Kate Bosworth – The Horse Whisperer
  • Rebecca Romijn – Dirty Work
  • Eva Mendes – A Night at the Roxbury
  • Shia LaBeouf – The Christmas Path
  • Taye Diggs – How Stella Got Her Groove Back
  • Snoop Dogg – Half Baked
  • Oscar Isaac – Illtown
  • Amy Poehler – Tomorrow Night
  • Cillian Murphy – The Tale of Sweety Barrett
  • Kristen Bell – Polish Wedding
  • Kate Hudson – Desert Blue
  • Cedric the Entertainer – Ride
  • Christopher Nolan director – Following