The five films of 1998 were pretty hard to narrow down. Eventually I had to remove films that I wanted in there and go with this bunch. Honourable mention goes to Blade, Rushmore, Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas, Enemy Of The State and many more.

Ronin

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Stars

Quick Verdict: An intense thriller

An action thriller from 1998 starring Robert DeNiro, Natascha McElhone, Sean Bean, Stellan Skarsgård, Jean Reno and Jonathon Pryce. So many twists and turns, some great acting, action and possibly one of the best car chases put to screen.

I’ll be watching this again soon.

A Bug’s Life

⭐️⭐️⭐️ Stars

Quick Verdict: I am a beautiful butterfly

This film was the inspiration for one of my improvised lines in the film I made with my friends when we were young. The film was called Shades and unfortunately twenty years later, it still remains unfinished. My acting in it is one of the worst things you could witness, and thankfully I am killed off.

Any, A Bug’s Life. Enjoyable animated fun with enough for adults, kids and big kids to enjoy.

The Truman Show

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Stars

Quick Verdict: The only decent reality TV

Probably one of my favourite films of the 90s. Just an amazing idea for a film and I just connected with it.

Nowadays it’s common place to see Jim Carrey in more serious roles, but back in 1998 we’d never seen him this sensible. He plays Truman, a man unaware that his every moment has been televised to the outside world and that he is in a massive dome.

U.S. Marshalls

⭐️⭐️⭐️ Stars

Quick Verdict: Better check the hen house.

This sequel to The Fugitive didn’t do massively well, but it certainly was a great action film.

No Harrison Ford this time, but Tommy Lee Jones returns, and this time Robert Downey Junior and Wesley Snipes are along for the ride. Not as memorable as the original, but definitely worth a watch.

Armageddon / Deep Impact

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Stars / ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Stars

Quick Verdict: A rocking year

So how do you choose between Armageddon and Deep Impact? Quite easy, Armageddon is better.

Both films came out in the same year, both were about large rocks heading toward earth. But where one went for story and character, the other went for explosions and non-stop action. For me, the explosions and non-stop action of Armageddon made the better film. Probably Michael Bay’s last decent film.

I have seen Armageddon more times then I like to admit. I will have to give Deep Impact another go soon.

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