Worst Films of 1998by christophershobris | created - 23 Oct 2013 | updated - 07 Jan 2016 | Public
Every year bad movies come out, and there is no stopping that. As long as people keep making movies we will get ones like these. But that is what makes it fun, to be able to point out what those bad movies are. These movies were panned by critics, bombed at the box office, and were awarded bad movie awards, and had a low rating on Rotten Tomatoes.com between 0-30%. Here are the worst of the worst from 1998. Enjoy!
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1. Slappy and the Stinkers (1998)
PG | 78 min | Comedy, Family
Five 2nd-grade kids who don't follow strict rules by their school principal Brinway are dubbed "Stinkers" by him. On the class visit to an aquarium the Stinkers decide that a sea lion ... See full summary »
Votes: 999 | Gross: $0.03M
2. Meet the Deedles (1998)
PG | 93 min | Comedy, Family
Two surfers end up as Yellowstone park rangers and have to stop a former ranger who is out for revenge.
Votes: 2,513 | Gross: $4.31M
3. The Avengers (1998)
PG-13 | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Two British Agents team up to stop Sir August de Wynter from destroying the world with a weather-changing machine.
Votes: 39,247 | Gross: $23.32M
5% This is "not" the 2011 version. No way. But this one sucks.
4. Senseless (1998)
R | 93 min | Comedy, Romance
A student gets his senses enhanced by an experimental drug. But abuse is not an option.
Votes: 13,419 | Gross: $13.04M
5. Tarzan and the Lost City (1998)
PG | 83 min | Action, Adventure, Family
Tarzan returns to his homeland of Africa to save his home from destruction.
Votes: 2,011 | Gross: $2.17M
6. I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (1998)
R | 100 min | Horror, Mystery
The murderous fisherman with a hook is back to once again stalk the two surviving teens, Julie and Ray, who had left him for dead, as well as cause even more murder and mayhem, this time at a posh island resort.
Votes: 64,662 | Gross: $40.00M
7% A really great first film followed by a really horrible film.
7. Species II (1998)
R | 93 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
An astronaut gets infected with alien DNA during the first mission on Mars and runs amok on earth. Preston and Laura team up with a peaceful, genetically re-engineered Sil to track the monster down.
Votes: 25,922 | Gross: $19.17M
8. A Night at the Roxbury (1998)
PG-13 | 82 min | Comedy, Music, Romance
Two dim-witted brothers dream of owning their own dance club or at least getting into the coolest and most exclusive club in town, The Roxbury.
Votes: 53,817 | Gross: $30.32M
9. Firestorm (1998)
R | 89 min | Thriller, Action
Firefighter Jesse Graves has to save ornithologist Jennifer and other people caught in a forest fire, which was set up by the lawyer of convicted killer Earl Shaye, who escaped from the ... See full summary »
Votes: 3,521 | Gross: $8.04M
10. Holy Man (1998)
PG | 114 min | Comedy, Drama
Eddie Murphy stars as an over-the-top television evangelist who finds a way to turn television home shopping into a religious experience, and takes America by storm.
Votes: 18,257 | Gross: $12.07M
11. Sphere (1998)
PG-13 | 134 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
A spaceship is discovered under three hundred years' worth of coral growth at the bottom of the ocean.
Votes: 94,563 | Gross: $37.02M
12% Despite the incredible cast. I just wasn't meant to be.
12. Hush (1998)
PG-13 | 96 min | Drama, Thriller
A couple with jobs and apartment in NYC, decide to move to his mom's farm, get married and have the baby there. They can also make the changes to get a better price for the farm. However, there's something seriously wrong with his mom.
Votes: 9,148 | Gross: $13.51M
13. Chairman of the Board (1998)
PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy
A surfer becomes the head of a major company.
14. Phantoms (1998)
R | 96 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
One hundred fifty dead, and three hundred fifty missing in the tiny mountain town of Snowfield, Colorado, and that's only the beginning.
Votes: 18,596 | Gross: $5.66M
15. Krippendorf's Tribe (1998)
PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy
An anthropologist creates a fictitious lost New Guinea tribe using his family members to cover-up for his mis-use of grant moneys.
Votes: 5,032 | Gross: $7.51M
16. 54 (1998)
R | 93 min | Drama, Music
The famous 1970s New York City nightclub seen and told through the eyes of a young employee.
Votes: 30,408 | Gross: $16.57M
17. Godzilla (I) (1998)
PG-13 | 139 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A giant, reptilian monster surfaces, leaving destruction in its wake as it strides into New York City. To stop it, an earthworm scientist, his reporter ex-girlfriend, and other unlikely heroes team up to save their city.
Votes: 173,839 | Gross: $136.31M
16% The only two things that really stand out about Matthew Broderick's career, is Ferris Beuller's Day Off, and The Lion King, other then that there isn't much success for Mr. Broderick. I like him as an actor, I just which he was in better stuff. Godzilla is an example.
18. Desperate Measures (1998)
R | 100 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Frank Conner is an honest police officer who desperately needs to save his son's life. However, after losing all hope, he finds out that a criminal Peter McCabe in jail is his only savior.
Votes: 15,176 | Gross: $13.81M
19. Mercury Rising (1998)
R | 111 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Shadowy elements in the NSA target a nine-year old autistic savant for death when he is able to decipher a top secret code.
Votes: 63,285 | Gross: $32.94M
20. My Giant (1998)
PG | 103 min | Comedy, Drama
Billy Crystal plays a Hollywood agent who stumbles upon Max, a giant living in Romania, and tries to get him into the movies.
Votes: 6,359 | Gross: $7.99M
21. Practical Magic (1998)
PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Two witch sisters, raised by their eccentric aunts in a small town, face closed-minded prejudice and a curse which threatens to prevent them ever finding lasting love.
Votes: 67,012 | Gross: $46.68M
22. Major League: Back to the Minors (1998)
PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Sport
Gus Cantrell is a major league pitcher in the twilight of his career. He contacted by Roger Dorn, General Manager of the Minnesota Twins, and offered the role of managing the Buzz, the ... See full summary »
Votes: 6,743 | Gross: $3.55M
23. The Odd Couple II (1998)
PG-13 | 97 min | Adventure, Comedy
Oscar and Felix take a road trip to their son and daughter's wedding.
Votes: 8,603 | Gross: $18.91M
24. Nightwatch (1997)
R | 101 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
A law student, who takes a job as a night watchman at a morgue, begins to discover clues that implicate him as the suspect of a series of murders.
Votes: 18,084 | Gross: $1.20M
23% Released April 7, 1998 in USA.
25. Ringmaster (1998)
R | 90 min | Comedy
Jerry Springer stars as more or less himself, the host of a raunchy, controversial and popular Los Angeles talk show which features everyday people with problems and who frequently vent ... See full summary »
Votes: 4,705 | Gross: $9.25M
25% Well, we found out one thing from this. It's that Jerry Springer cannot act.
26. Lost in Space (1998)
PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Family
The Robinson family was going into space to fight for a chance for humanity. Now they are fighting to live long enough to find a way home.
Votes: 66,862 | Gross: $69.12M
27. Kissing a Fool (1998)
R | 93 min | Comedy, Romance
Max is a popular local sports broadcaster and his marriage with attractive Sam is already set up. Max is not sure he wants Sam to be his wife and offers his best friend Jay a test: Jay will... See full summary »
Votes: 4,664 | Gross: $4.00M
28. Half Baked (1998)
R | 82 min | Comedy, Crime
The story of three not so bright men who come up with a series of crazy schemes to get a friend out of jail.
Votes: 55,096 | Gross: $17.28M
29. Hard Rain (1998)
R | 97 min | Action, Crime, Drama
The nephew of an armored-truck driver tries to prevent three million dollars from being taken by a local rival gang during a catastrophic flooding caused by a severe storm.
Votes: 30,682 | Gross: $19.82M
30. 3 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Mountain (1998)
PG | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Three young boys, Rocky, Colt and Tum Tum together with their neighbor girl, computer whiz Amanda are visiting Mega Mountain amusement park when it is invaded by an army of ninjas led by ... See full summary »
Votes: 10,303 | Gross: $0.38M
31. Break Up (1998)
R | 100 min | Thriller
Jimmy is married to the abusive Frank, but she's building a nest egg so she can leave. For a year, she's been deaf as a result of one of his beatings. One night, he pushes her over the ... See full summary »
My heart was broken up.
34. Armageddon (1998)
PG-13 | 151 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
After discovering that an asteroid the size of Texas is going to impact Earth in less than a month, N.A.S.A. recruits a misfit team of deep core drillers to save the planet.
Votes: 374,974 | Gross: $201.57M
37. The Souler Opposite (1998)
R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
All Barry Singer wants, "is a woman to like him for who he pretends to be," ...or so he says in his act. A stand up comedian toiling in the netherworld of the L.A. comedy scene, Barry's ... See full summary »
Votes: 165 | Gross: $0.00M