Best Movies of 1998

Editor: Piero Scaruffi
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The following list averages the opinions of my favorite critics plus mine.

Ratings for the 1998 season

MUST SEE...:

7.8 Hirokazu Kore-eda: Afterlife (1998)
7.7 Shohei Imamura: Dr Akagi (1998)
7.5 Emir Kusturica: Black Cat White Cat (1998)
7.5
Theo Angelopoulos: Eternity And A Day (1998)
7.5 Walter Salles: Central Station (1998)
7.5 Christopher Nolan: Following
7.3 Peter Weir: Truman Show (1998)
7.3 Tsai Ming-Liang: Dong/ The Hole (1998)
7.2 Joel Coen: Big Lebowski (1998)
7.2 Manoel DeOliveira: Inquietude/ Anxiety (1998)
7.2 Goran Paskaljevic: Cabaret Balkan
7.2 Bruno Dumont: La Vie de Jesus / The Life of Jesus (1997)
7.1 Tom Tykwer: Lola Rennt/ Run Lola Run
7.1 Thomas Vinterberg: Festen/ The Celebration (1998)
7.1 Steven Spielberg: Saving Private Ryan (1998)
7.1 Darren Aronofsky: Pi (1998)
7.1 Alex Proyas: Dark City (1998)
7.1 Lukas Moodysson: Fucking Amal/ Show Me Love (1998)
7.1 Penelope Spheeris: Senseless (1998)
7.0 Sang-soo Hong: Kangwon-do Ui Him/ The Power of Kangwon Province (1998)
7.0 Barry Levinson: Wag the Dog (1998)
7.0 Vincent Gallo: Buffalo '66 (1998)
7.0 Erik Skjoldbjaerg: Insomnia (1997)
7.0 Lisa Cholodenko: High Art (1998)
7.0 Quentin Tarantino: Jackie Brown (1998)
7.0 Gary Oldman: Nil by Mouth (1998)
7.0 Tony Scott: Enemy of the State (1998)
7.0 Jim Sheridan: Boxer (1998)
7.0 Carine Adler: Under The Skin (1998)
7.0 Todd Solondz: Happiness (1998)
7.0 Lars von Trier: Idioterne/The Idiots (1998)
7.0 Brett Ratner: Rush Hour (1998)
7.0 Michael Haneke: Funny Games
SO SO...:

6.9 Stephen Frears: The Hi-Lo Country (1998)
6.9 Takashi Miike: The Bird People in China
6.9 Paul Auster: Lulu on the Bridge
6.9 Paul Schrader: Affliction (1998)
6.9 Neil Jordan: Butcher Boy (1998)
6.9 Terrence Malick: The Thin Red Line (1998)
6.9 Martin Scorsese: Kundun (1998)
6.9 Peter & Bobby Farrelly: There's Something About Mary (1998)
6.8 Pat O'Connor: Dancing at Lughnasa (1998)
6.8 Francois Ozon: Sitcom (1998)
6.8 Steven Soderbergh: Out Of Sight (1998)
6.8 Todd Haynes: Velvet Goldmine (1998)
6.8 Hal Hartley: Henry Fool (1998)
6.8 Woody Allen: Deconstructing Harry (1998)
6.8 Sam Raimi: A Simple Plan (1998)
6.8 Richard Kwietniowski: Love And Death On Long Island (1998)
6.8 Marc Levin: Slam (1998)
6.8 John Boorman: General (1998)
6.8 Mark Herman: Little Voice (1998)
6.7 Eric Rohmer: Comte d'Automne/ Autumn Tale (1998)
6.7 Amos Gitai: Yom Yom
6.7 Gary Ross: Pleasantville (1998)
6.7 Luis Mandoki: Message In A Bottle (1998)
6.7 Tony Kaye: American History X (1998)
6.7 Whit Stillman: The Last Days Of Disco (1998)
6.7 Wes Craven: Scream 2 (1998)
6.7 Steven Spielberg: Amistad (1997)
6.7 Peter Hewitt: Borrowers (1998)
6.7 James Brooks: As Good As It Gets (1997)
6.7 David Mamet: Spanish Prisoner (1997)
6.7 Gianni Amelio: Cosi` Ridevamo/ How We Laughed (1998)
6.6 John Dahl: Rounders (1998)
6.6 Abel Ferrara: Blackout (1997)
6.6 David Rabe: Hurlyburly (1998)
Passable...:

6.5 Bill Condon: Gods and Monsters (1998)
6.5 Wes Anderson: Rushmore (1998)
6.5 Anand Tucker: Hilary And Jackie (1998)
6.5 Vyacheslav Krishtofovich: Friend of the Deceased (1998)
6.5 Steven Shainberg: Hit Me (1998)
6.5 John Frankenheimer: Ronin (1998)
6.5 Jean-Pierre Jeunet: Alien Resurrection (1997)
6.5 Barry Levinson: Sphere (1998)
6.5 Aki Kaurismaki: I Hired A Contract Killer (1998)
6.5 Pedro Almodovar: Live Flesh (1998)
6.5 Peter Antonijevic: Savior (1998)
6.5 Liv Ullman: Private Confessions (1998)
6.4 Bryan Singer: Apt Pupil (1998)
6.4 Tamara Jenkins: Slums of Beverly Hills (1998)
6.4 Chris Columbus: Stepmom (1998)
6.4 Robert Towne: Without Limits (1998)
6.4 John McNaughton: Wild Things (1998)
6.4 James Cameron: Titanic (1998)
6.4 Barbara Kopple: Wild Man Blues (1998)
6.3 S.R.Bindler: Hands On A Hard Body (1998)
6.3 Andre` Techine`: Alice And Martin
6.3 Robert Duvall: Apostle (1997)
6.3 Vincent Ward: What Dreams May Come (1998)
6.2 Bruce McDonald: Hard Core Logo (1998)
6.2 Wayne Wang: Chinese Box (1998)
6.2 Ted Demme: Monument Avenue (1998)
6.2 Takeshi Kitano: Fireworks (1998)
6.2 Richard Linklater: Newton Boys (1998)
6.2 Neil LaBute: Your Friends And Neighbors (1998)
6.2 Ken Loach: My Name Is Joe (1998)
6.2 Gus Van Sant: Good Will Hunting (1998)
6.2 Dan Roos: The Opposite Of Sex (1998)
6.2 Andrew Niccol: Gattaca (1998)
6.2 Michael Bay: Armageddon (1998)
6.1 Carl Franklin: One True Thing (1998)
6.1 Warren Beatty: Bulworth (1998)
6.1 Mike Nichols: Primary Colors (1998)
6.1 Marshall Herskovitz: Dangerous Beauty (1998)
6.1 Bigas Luna: The Chambermaid of the Titanic (1998)
6.1 Alan Rudolph: Afterglow (1998)
6.0 William Nicholson: Firelight (1998)
6.0 Raul Ruiz: Shattered Image (1998)
6.0 Radu Mihaileanu : Train de Vie/ Train Of Life (1998)
6.0 Nora Ephron: You've Got Mail (1998)
6.0 John lasseter: A Bug's Life (1998)
6.0 Stuart Baird: U.S. Marshals (1998)
6.0 Sandra Goldbacher: The Governess (1998)
6.0 Robert Redford: The Horse Whisperer (1998)
6.0 Robert Altman: Gingerbread Man (1998)
6.0 Pupi Avati: The Best Man (1998)
6.0 Peter Chelsom: The Mighty (1998)
6.0 Nick Veronis: Day At The Beach (1998)
6.0 Nicholas Barker: Unmade beds (1998)
6.0 Mark Rappaport: Silver Screen (1998)
6.0 John Landis: Blues Brothers 2000 (1998)
6.0 Erick Zonca: The Dreamlife Of Angels (1998)
6.0 Brigitte Rouan: Post Coitum (1998)
6.0 Brian Gilbert: Wilde (1998)
6.0 Brad Silberling: City Of Angels (1998)
6.0 Brad Anderson: Next Stop Wonderland (1998)
6.0 Bille August: Les Miserables (1998)
6.0 David Veloz: Permanent Midnight (1998)
6.0 Adrian Lyne: Lolita (1998)
6.0 Olivier Assayas: Last August Early September (1998)
6.0 Spike Lee: He Got Game (1998)
6.0 Andrew Davis: Perfect Murder (1998)
6.0 Griffin Dunne: Practical Magic (1998)
6.0 Kirk Jones: Waking Ned Devine (1998)
6.0 Sam Mendes: Blue Room (1998)
YUCK!...:

5.9 Alan Rudolph: Breakfast of Champions (1998)
5.9 Woody Allen: Celebrity (1998)
5.9 Mike Van Diem: Character (1998)
5.9 John Dahl: Rounders (1998)
5.9 Jonathan Demme: Beloved (1998)
5.9 John Madden: Shakespeare In Love (1998)
5.9 Stephan Elliott: Welcome to Woop Woop (1998)
5.8 Stephen Norrington: Blade (1998)
5.8 Robert Zemeckis: Contact (1998)
5.8 Jonathan Kaufer: Bad manners (1998)
5.8 John Waters: Pecker (1998)
5.8 Volker Schlondorff: The Ogre (1998)
5.8 Eric Drilling: River Red (1998)
5.8 Henry Jaglom: Deja Vu (1998)
5.8 Peter Berg: Very Bad Things (1998)
5.8 Frank Coraci: Wedding Singer (1998)
5.8 David Nutter: Disturbing Behavior (1998)
5.8 Caroline Link: Beyond Silence (1998)
5.8 William Ryan: Reach the Rock (1998)
5.8 Donald Petrie: My Favorite Martian (1998)
5.7 Raul Ruiz: Shattered Image (1998)
5.7 Edward Zwick: The Siege (1998)
5.7 Thom Fitzgerald: Hanging Garden (1998)
5.7 Robert Bierman: A Merry War (1998)
5.7 Paul Oremland: Like It Is (1998)
5.7 Harold Becker: Mercury Rising (1998)
5.7 Eric Darnell: Antz (1998)
5.7 Bob Gosse: Niagara Niagara (1998)
5.6 Peter O'Fallon: Suicide Kings (1998)
5.6 Night Shyamalan: Wide Awake (1998)
5.6 Nicholas Hytner: Object Of My Affection (1998)
5.6 Michael Lehmann: My Giant (1998)
5.6 Dean Parisot: Home Fries (1998)
5.6 Marleen Gorris: Mrs Dalloway (1998)
5.6 Mark Christopher: 54 (1998)
5.6 Jill Spreher: Clockwatchers (1998)
5.5 Susanna Styron: Shadrach (1998)
5.5 Susan Skoog: Whatever (1998)
5.5 Stefan Ruzowitsky: The Inheritors 5.5 (1998)
5.5 Peter Medak: Species II (1998)
5.5 Paul Verhoeven: Starship Troopers (1998)
5.5 Paddy Breathnach: I Went Down (1998)
5.5 Leslie Smith: David Searching (1998)
5.5 John Maybury: Love Is The Devil (1998)
5.5 Joe Dante: Small Soldiers (1998)
5.5 Jamie Blanks: Urban Legend (1998)
5.5 Ivan Reitman: Six Days Seven Nights (1998)
5.5 Danny Cannon: Phoenix (1998)
5.5 Dan Zukovic: The Last Big Thing (1998)
5.5 Norton Virgien: The Rugrat's Movie (1998)
5.5 Chris Eyre: Smoke Signals (1998)
5.5 Brian DePalma: Snake Eyes (1998)
5.5 Aleksei Guerman: Khroustaliov (1998)
5.5 Ronny Yu: Bride of Chucky (1998)
5.5 Roland Tec: All The Rage (1998)
5.5 Bill Kalmenson: The Souler Opposite (1998)
5.5 Evan Dunsky: The Alarmist (1998)
5.5 George Miller: Babe Pig In The City (1998)
5.4 Neil Abramson: Ringmaster (1998)
5.4 Neil Jordan: The End of the Affair (1998)
5.4 Steve Miner: Halloween: H2O (1998)
5.4 Randall Wallace: Man With The Iron Mask (1998)
5.4 Martin Brest: Meet Joe Black (1998)
5.4 Ramin Niami: Somewhere in the City (1998)
5.4 Peter Howitt: Sliding Doors (1998)
5.4 Joseph Ruben: Return to Paradise (1998)
5.4 Harry Elfont: Can't Hardly Wait (1998)
5.4 Edward Burns: No Looking Back (1998)
5.4 Christopher Scott Cherot: Hav Plenty (1998)
5.4 Bruno Barreto: One Tough Cop (1998)
5.4 Frank Coraci: Waterboy (1998)
5.4 Andy Tennant: Ever After (1998)
GASP!...:

5.3 Samo Hung: Mr Nice Guy (1998)
5.3 Kevin Rodney Sullivan: How Stella Got Her Groove Back (1998)
5.3 John Roberts: Paulie (1998)
5.3 John Fortenberry: A Night At The Roxbury (1998)
5.3 Gillian Armstrong: Oscar and Lucinda (1998)
5.3 Barbet Schroeder: Desperate Measures (1998)
5.2 Volker Schlondorff: Palmetto (1998)
5.2 Kurt Russell: Soldier (1998)
5.2 Stephen Hopkins: Lost In Space (1998)
5.2 Robert Benton: Twilight (1998)
5.2 Joe Chappelle: Phantoms (1998)
5.2 Jim Abrahams: Mafia (1998)
5.2 James Toback: Two Girls And A Guy (1998)
5.2 Doug Ellin: Kissing a Fool (1998)
5.2 David Zucker: Baseketball (1998)
5.2 Betty Thomas: Dr Dolittle (1998)
5.1 Sandra Goldbacher: Governess (1998)
5.1 Forest Whitaker: Hope Floats (1998)
5.0 Zalman King: In God's Hands (1998)
5.0 Tommy O'Haver: Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss (1998)
5.0 Thomas Mazziotti: Charlie Hoboken (1998)
5.0 Stephen Herek: Holy Man (1998)
5.0 Stephen Gyllenhaal: Homegrown (1998)
5.0 Stefan Schwartz: Shooting Fish (1998)
5.0 Stanley Tucci: Impostors (1998)
5.0 Mimi Leder: Deep Impact (1998)
5.0 Maureen Foley: Home Before Dark (1998)
5.0 Mark Steven Johnson: Simon Birch (1998)
5.0 Josh and Jonas Pate: Deceiver (1998)
5.0 John Carpenter: Vampires (1998)
5.0 Nick Hamm: Talk of Angels (1998)
5.0 Richard LaGravenese: Living Out Loud (1998)
5.0 Danny Cannon: I Still Don't Know What You Did Last Summer (1998)
5.0 James Robinson: Still Breathing (1998)
5.0 James Ivory: A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries (1998)
5.0 Gregory Nava: Why Do Fools Fall in Love (1998)
5.0 David Dobkin: Clay Pigeons (1998)
5.0 Bob Saget: Dirty Work (1998)
5.0 Shekhar Kapur: Elizabeth (1998)
4.6 Trey Parker: Orgazmo (1998)
4.5 Brian Helgeland: Payback (1998)
4.1 Arlene Sanford: I'll Be Home For Christmas (1998)
4.1 Agnes Merlet: Quest for Camelot (1998)
4.0 Mark Tarlov: Simply Irresistible (1998)
3.7 Benoit Jacquot: Seventh Heaven (1998)
3.4 Bob Clark: Baby Geniuses (1998)

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