Just to remind folks, Film Faves counts down my favorites in any movie topic. It is not intended as a "Best of" list, rather simply an account of one's enjoyment and celebration of film. Unlike those other lists you might find on other sites, Film Faves avoids the Honorable Mentions by listing a dozen favorites - and stops there. Currently, Film Faves is going back in time, counting down my favorites of each year.
Let's get on with it.
If I were to pick a word that describes the year 1998, it would be: decent. There are a lot of decent films from 1998: American History X, Armageddon, The Big Lebowski, Can't Hardly Wait, Ever After, The Faculty, The Opposite of Sex, Primary Colors, Rush Hour, and You've Got Mail come to mind. None of them are great films, but none are crap either. In fact, Armageddon was the highest-grossing film of the year.
That isn't to say there weren't any really good fil…