Derek Vinyard (Edward Norton) is transformed into the hateful, charismatic leader of a local white power movement following his father's death. Seeking retribution and burning with rage, Derek commits a brutal murder and is sent to prison. Upon his release three years later, a changed Derek, who is ashamed of his former ultra-racist self, returns home to find that his younger brother (Edward Furlong) has followed in his footsteps. Directed by Tony Kaye. With Beverly D'Angelo, Avery Brooks, Fairuza Balk, Elliott Gould, William Russ and Ethan Suplee. Categories: Drama, Crime. Year: 1998.
1998 in American History X
A shuttle disaster in outer space alerts NASA to an unthinkable danger: an asteroid the size of Texas is on a collision course with Earth. In a desperate attempt for survival, NASA calls on the world's best deepcore driller, Harry Stamper (Bruce Willis), and his team (Ben Affleck, Will Patton, Michael Clarke Duncan and Owen Wilson) to detonate a nuclear device deep within the asteroid and destroy it before it reaches Earth. Directed by Michael Bay. With Billy Bob Thornton, Liv Tyler, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare and William Fichtner. Categories: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller. Year: 1998.
1998 in Armageddon
Based on the famous Seventies British television series, this film stars Uma Thurman as Mrs. Emma Peel and Ralph Fiennes as John Steed. The two super-cool secret agents have to stop a villain (Sean Connery) from destroying the world with a climate-changing machine. Mrs. Peel and Mr. Steed have to act fast to foil this plan. Directed by Jeremiah S. Chechik. With Jim Broadbent. Categories: Action, Adventure. Year: 1998.
1998 in The Avengers
Melvin Smiley (Mark Wahlberg) is a successful young hit man living a double life away from his fiancée, Pam (Christina Applegate). He and his three teammates, Cisco (Lou Diamond Phillips), Crunch (Bokeem Woodbine) and Vince (Antonio Sabato Jr.), work exclusively for a man named Paris (Avery Brooks). But, when the team tries to make a play on their own, they accidentally kidnap the daughter (China Chow) of a former millionaire who happens to be their boss's goddaughter. Directed by Sab Shimono. With Elliott Gould. Categories: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller. Year: 1998.
1998 in The Big Hit
For Jeffrey "The Dude" Lebowski (Jeff Bridges), bowling and drinking White Russians are a full-time job. When his rug is ruined by nihilist thugs who mistake him for a millionaire with the same name, he takes time out of his busy schedule to set the record straight. Joined by his bowling buddies (John Goodman and Steve Buscemi), the Dude eventually finds himself in the middle of a big mess after a botched ransom delivery. Directed by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen. With John Turturro, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Julianne Moore and Tara Reid. Categories: Cult Classics, Comedy, Mystery. Year: 1998.
1998 in The Big Lebowski
Blade (Wesley Snipes) is the child of a woman bitten by a vampire while pregnant. Born as a half-vampire, with all their skills but without their insatiable bloodlust, Blade dedicates his life to ridding the world of the undead menace. Sought by the vampires for his unusual traits, Blade must defend himself and eradicate his foes. Directed by Stephen Norrington. With Stephen Dorff, Kris Kristofferson, Traci Lords and Kevin Patrick Walls. Categories: Action, Horror, Thriller. Year: 1998.
1998 in Blade
Warren Beatty directed and stars in this sophisticated comedy about a politician who does the unthinkable - he becomes honest. Bulworth (Beatty) is so disillusioned with his life's work that he puts out a contract on himself so that his family can collect his life insurance. Feeling that he is living on borrowed time, he tells the truth wherever he goes and wins the affections of Nina (Halle Berry), a young African-American woman who admires his straightforwardness. Oliver Platt and Joshua Malina play his bewildered aides. Directed by Warren Beatty. Categories: Comedy, Drama, Romance. Year: 1998.
1998 in Bulworth
After the death of her wealthy sister, Bette (Jessica Lange), a poor, lonely seamstress, does her best to involve herself in the lives of her brother-in-law, the Baron Hulot (Hugh Laurie), and her niece, Hulot (Kelly Macdonald). When that fails, she finds solace in a handsome young sculptor (Aden Young), who she saved from starvation. But, when the artist falls in love with Hortense, Bette becomes bitter and plots revenge on the family who shunned her and stole her only love. Directed by Des McAnuff. With Elisabeth Shue, Bob Hoskins and Simon McBurney. Categories: Comedy, Drama. Year: 1998.
1998 in Cousin Bette
John Murdoch (Rufus Sewell) just woke up in a strange hotel, without a memory and wanted for several murders. Struggling to piece together his life, he discovers The Strangers, a group of supernatural beings able to put people to sleep and alter their lives. Alone in a mad city, Murdoch must attempt to reassemble his life and save it from these terrifying beings who want him dead. Directed by Alex Proyas. Starring William Hurt, Kiefer Sutherland and Jennifer Connelly. Categories: Mystery, Thriller, Sci-Fi. Year: 1998.
1998 in Dark City
Steve Clark (James Marsden) is a teenager in a new town who can't believe how perfect all the other kids seem to be. When he makes friends with the reject kids in school, they investigate the strange behavior of their classmates and reach a terrible conclusion: they've been lobotomized and turned into walking zombies! Directed by David Nutter. Starring Katie Holmes, Nick Stahl, Steve Railsback and Bruce Greenwood. Categories: Horror, Thriller. Year: 1998.
1998 in Disturbing Behavior
In Lille, Isa (Élodie Bouchez) and Marie (Natacha Régnier), two penniless young women with few prospects, become friends. Isa moves in with Marie, who's flat-sitting for a mother and child in hospital in comas following a car crash. Living on the fringes of society, the girls develop an intense emotional bond which profoundly affects both their lives. Directed by Erick Zonca. Categories: Drama, Foreign Film. Year: 1998.
1998 in The Dreamlife of Angels
Robert Clayton Dean (Will Smith) is a successful lawyer who stumbles upon evidence of a high-stakes political murder conspiracy. Hunted by a rogue NSA agent (Jon Voight) and his henchmen, Dean must turn to a surveillance expert and former spy (Gene Hackman) to help him escape the network of assassins coming after him. Directed by Tony Scott. With Jason Lee, Lisa Bonet, Barry Pepper and Stuart Wilson. Categories: Politics, Action, Drama, Thriller. Year: 1998.
1998 in Enemy of the State