Top 41 underrated action movies from year 1998

01.
Gunda
129 min | 1998 |
7.5 (9175 votes)
|
9.59 (148 reviews)

When a coolie's family is murdered by a group of gangsters and politicians, he swears revenge on them.

02.
3 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Mountain
93 min | 1998 |
2.9 (10733 votes)
|
4.9 (61 reviews)

The three unstoppable Ninja brothers fight to save their hero (Hulk Hogan) and Mega Mountain Amusement Park from the vicious kid-hating Medusa (Loni Anderson).

03.
Legionnaire
99 min | 1998 |
5.5 (23262 votes)
|
7.07 (63 reviews)

Alain is a boxer in 1925 Marseille, France. When he doesn't take the dive paid to take by a mob boss, he has to split. He joins the Foreign Legion and is sent to Morocco. He makes 3 friends and they watch each other's backs.

04.
Soldier
99 min | 1998 |
6.0 (54500 votes)
|
7.55 (293 reviews)

A soldier trained from birth is deemed obsolete and dumped on a waste planet where he is reluctantly taken in by a community of defenseless, stranded wayfarers.

05.
Small Soldiers
110 min | 1998 |
6.2 (94669 votes)
|
7.73 (117 reviews)

When missile technology is used to enhance toy action figures, the toys soon begin to take their battle programming too seriously.

06.
The Mask of Zorro
136 min | 1998 |
6.8 (173868 votes)
|
8.3 (269 reviews)

A young thief seeking revenge for his brother's death is trained by the once-great, aging Zorro, who is pursuing his own vengeance.

07.
Pokémon: The First Movie - Mewtwo Strikes Back
96 min | 1998 |
6.3 (41244 votes)
|
7.79 (213 reviews)

Scientists genetically create a new Pokémon, Mewtwo, but the results are horrific and disastrous.

08.
Jackie Chan ist Nobody
108 min | 1998 |
6.9 (37263 votes)
|
8.27 (101 reviews)

A Secret Agent loses his memory after falling from a crashing helicopter. He is then chased by several other agency operatives, but he has no idea why.

09.
Wrongfully Accused
87 min | 1998 |
6.2 (22059 votes)
|
7.53 (74 reviews)

Ryan Harrison is framed for murder and must prove himself innocent by finding a mysterious one-eyed, one-armed, one-legged man after escaping from a bus accident on the way to jail.

10.
Mighty Joe Young
114 min | 1998 |
5.7 (28313 votes)
|
7.01 (77 reviews)

A legendary fifteen-foot tall mountain gorilla named Joe is taken to an animal sanctuary in California by zoologist Gregg O'Hara (Bill Paxton) and Jill Young (Charlize Theron), with whom he grew up. Poacher Strasser (Rade Serbedzija) returns from the past to seek vengeance on Joe.

11.
Taxi
86 min | 1998 |
7.0 (76786 votes)
|
8.11 (87 reviews)

To work off his tarnished driving record, a hip taxi driver must chauffeur a loser police inspector on the trail of German bank robbers.

12.
Deep Rising
97 min | 1998 |
6.1 (34972 votes)
|
7.09 (233 reviews)

A group of heavily armed hijackers board a luxury ocean liner in the South Pacific Ocean to loot it, only to do battle with a series of large-sized, tentacled, man-eating sea creatures who had already invaded the ship.

13.
The Patriot
90 min | 1998 |
4.1 (10907 votes)
|
5.07 (61 reviews)

A respected doctor must race against time to find a cure for a lethal virus, unleashed by a paramilitary militia leader.

14.
Rush Hour
98 min | 1998 |
7.0 (247859 votes)
|
7.96 (272 reviews)

A loyal and dedicated Hong Kong Inspector teams up with a reckless and loudmouthed L.A.P.D. detective to rescue the Chinese Consul's kidnapped daughter, while trying to arrest a dangerous crime lord along the way.

15.
Six Days Seven Nights
102 min | 1998 |
5.8 (74462 votes)
|
6.7 (146 reviews)

Robin Monroe, a New York magazine editor, and the gruff pilot Quinn Harris must put aside their mutual dislike if they are to survive after crash landing on a deserted South Seas island.

16.
Enemy of the State
132 min | 1998 |
7.3 (232685 votes)
|
8.2 (353 reviews)

A lawyer becomes targeted by a corrupt politician and his N.S.A. goons when he accidentally receives key evidence to a politically motivated crime.

17.
Knock Off
91 min | 1998 |
4.8 (12741 votes)
|
5.67 (115 reviews)

A fashion designer who must join forces with a C.I.A. agent to combat terrorism.

18.
Lethal Weapon 4
127 min | 1998 |
6.6 (156686 votes)
|
7.45 (231 reviews)

With personal crises and age weighing in on them, LAPD officers Riggs and Murtaugh must contend with deadly Chinese triads that are trying to free their former leaders out of prison and onto American soil.

19.
Mercury Rising
111 min | 1998 |
6.1 (70987 votes)
|
6.93 (129 reviews)

Shadowy elements in the NSA target a nine-year old autistic savant for death when he is able to decipher a top secret code.

20.
The Newton Boys
122 min | 1998 |
6.1 (10811 votes)
|
6.92 (31 reviews)

The story of the Newton gang, the most successful bank robbers in history, owing to their good planning and minimal violence.

21.
Satya
170 min | 1998 |
8.2 (11043 votes)
|
9.0 (59 reviews)

An innocent man is embroiled in underworld after being falsely charged and sets out to punish the perpetrators who subjected his life to misery.

22.
U.S. Marshals
131 min | 1998 |
6.6 (98755 votes)
|
7.3 (107 reviews)

U.S. Marshal Samuel Gerard and his team of Marshals are assigned to track down Sheridan, who has been accused of a double-murder.

23.
Hard Rain
97 min | 1998 |
5.9 (32007 votes)
|
6.54 (102 reviews)

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.

24.
The Replacement Killers
87 min | 1998 |
6.2 (26826 votes)
|
6.74 (132 reviews)

A troubled hitman seeks aid from a forger to help him get papers to China. However, the drug lord has hired replacements to finish the job, and kill the hitman.

25.
Ronin
122 min | 1998 |
7.3 (176279 votes)
|
7.83 (472 reviews)

A freelancing former U.S. Intelligence Agent tries to track down a mysterious package that is wanted by the Irish and the Russians.

26.
The Big Hit
91 min | 1998 |
6.1 (28744 votes)
|
6.59 (120 reviews)

Socially anxious hitman Melvin Smiley, an expert in his lucrative field, goes on a job and falls in love with his kidnapping victim, turning his world upside down.

27.
Thursday
87 min | 1998 |
7.2 (17355 votes)
|
7.66 (86 reviews)

A former L.A. drug dealer has moved to Houston to make a new life for himself as a married architect. Everything falls apart when he is suddenly visited by one of his former cohorts who comes carrying heroin.

28.
Desperate Measures
100 min | 1998 |
6.1 (14858 votes)
|
6.4 (60 reviews)

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.

29.
Deep Impact
120 min | 1998 |
6.2 (169287 votes)
|
6.49 (434 reviews)

A comet is discovered to be on a collision course with Earth. As doomsday nears, the human race prepares for the worst.

30.
The Negotiator
140 min | 1998 |
7.3 (134388 votes)
|
7.58 (233 reviews)

In a desperate attempt to prove his innocence, a skilled police negotiator accused of corruption and murder takes hostages in a government office to gain the time he needs to find the truth.

31.
The Man in the Iron Mask
132 min | 1998 |
6.5 (160189 votes)
|
6.72 (207 reviews)

The cruel King Louis XIV of France has a secret twin brother whom he keeps imprisoned. Can the twin be substituted for the real king?

32.
Blade
120 min | 1998 |
7.1 (253766 votes)
|
7.29 (490 reviews)

A half-vampire, half-mortal man becomes a protector of the mortal race, while slaying evil vampires.

33.
The Siege
116 min | 1998 |
6.4 (68201 votes)
|
6.56 (211 reviews)

The secret U.S. abduction of a suspected terrorist leads to a wave of terrorist attacks in New York City, which leads to the declaration of martial-law.

34.
The Avengers
89 min | 1998 |
3.8 (42905 votes)
|
3.95 (331 reviews)

Two British Agents team up to stop Sir August de Wynter from destroying the world with a weather-changing machine.

35.
Fallen
124 min | 1998 |
7.0 (78164 votes)
|
7.08 (208 reviews)

Homicide detective John Hobbes witnesses the execution of serial killer Edgar Reese. Soon after the execution, the killings start again, and they are very similar to Reese's style.

36.
Sphere
134 min | 1998 |
6.1 (102945 votes)
|
6.15 (258 reviews)

A spaceship is discovered under three hundred years' worth of coral growth at the bottom of the ocean.

37.
Star Trek: Insurrection
103 min | 1998 |
6.4 (72375 votes)
|
6.44 (400 reviews)

When the crew of the Enterprise learn of a Federation conspiracy against the inhabitants of a unique planet, Captain Picard begins an open rebellion.

38.
Species II
93 min | 1998 |
4.4 (28267 votes)
|
4.37 (106 reviews)

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.

39.
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels
107 min | 1998 |
8.2 (550647 votes)
|
8.16 (502 reviews)

Eddy persuades his three pals to pool money for a vital poker game against a powerful local mobster, Hatchet Harry. Eddy loses, after which Harry gives him a week to pay back 500,000 pounds.

40.
Godzilla
139 min | 1998 |
5.4 (187249 votes)
|
5.27 (701 reviews)

French nuclear tests irradiate an iguana into a giant monster that heads off to New York City. The American military must chase the monster across the city to stop it before it reproduces.

41.
Blues Brothers 2000
123 min | 1998 |
4.9 (32312 votes)
|
4.74 (173 reviews)

Elwood must reunite the old band, with a few new members, and go on another "Mission from God."

Top 3 overrated action movies from year 1998

01.
Armageddon
151 min | 1998 |
6.7 (404987 votes)
|
5.86 (973 reviews)

After discovering that an asteroid the size of Texas is going to impact Earth in less than a month, NASA recruits a misfit team of deep-core drillers to save the planet.

02.
Vampires
108 min | 1998 |
6.1 (55293 votes)
|
5.73 (303 reviews)

Recovering from an ambush that killed his entire team, a vengeful vampire slayer must retrieve an ancient Catholic relic that, should it be acquired by vampires, will allow them to walk in sunlight.

03.
Lost in Space
130 min | 1998 |
5.2 (70485 votes)
|
4.86 (302 reviews)

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.