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The best movies of 1998

We’ve singled out the 20 best movies that opened in American theaters in 1998, from the multiplex hits to the indie sensations to the international gems. Two decades later, they still shine, if only a little less bright than a diamond necklace dropped to the bottom of the ocean.

This list uses U.S. release dates only.

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This list was originally published to The A.V. Club on August 24, 2018

  • Out of Sight

    1

  • Rushmore

    2

  • The Big Lebowski

    3

  • The Celebration

    4

  • Taste of Cherry

    5

  • Saving Private Ryan

    6

  • Funny Games

    7

  • The Thin Red Line

    8

  • The Last Days of Disco

    9

  • The Truman Show

    10

  • Fireworks

    11

  • Happiness

    12

  • Babe: Pig in the City

    13

  • Buffalo '66

    14

  • A Simple Plan

    15

  • A Bug's Life

    16

  • Pi

    17

  • The Spanish Prisoner

    18

  • Shakespeare in Love

    19

  • Fallen Angels

    20