The ’90s was full of good, fun movies that are still worth looking back on. Many of which were comedies that examined friendship, romantic relationships, and the workplace. This year, the movies of 1998 are turning 20 years old, so don’t be surprised if you start seeing them again everywhere.
So which movies are approaching their anniversary? Here are 25 movies from 1998 that will be 20 this year, so you might want to rewatch them or discover them for the first time.
1. Saving Private Ryan, July 24
The war movie shows U.S. soldiers on a mission to get a paratrooper from behind enemy lines whose brothers were killed in action. The cast was stacked with Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, and Tom Sizemore. Based on the real story of the Niland brothers, it follows four brothers named Edward, Preston, Robert, and Frederick who all served. It has long been believed only one, Frederick, came back after the rest were killed in action.
The Steven Spielberg movie unsurprisingly cleaned up at the Oscars. The movie won five gold trophies for Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Sound, Best Film Editing, and Best Sound Editing. It was such a big hit it has since been referenced in pop culture with The Simpsons, South Park, and recently, Sausage Party.
Spielberg has continued having a working relationship with some of the cast members all these years later. His latest movie, The Post, stars Hanks and is also based on a real story.
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