The Iron Giant poster

The Iron Giant

The Matrix Poster

The Matrix

Batman Beyond (Terry McGinnis)

Batman Beyond

Wakko's Wish VHS cover

Wakko's Wish

Pokemon the first movie american poster

Pokémon: The First Movie


Theatrical releases

Feature films

Month Title Studio Co-production Notes
January 22 The Theory of Flight Fine Line Features
January 24 Man of the Century Fine Line Features
February 5 Payback Warner Bros. Paramount Pictures
Icon Productions
International distributor
February 12 Message in a Bottle Warner Bros. Bel Air Entertainment
Tig Productions
Di Novi Pictures
First film teamed up with Bel Air Entertainment
Blast from the Past New Line Cinema
March 5 Analyze This Warner Bros. Village Roadshow Pictures
Tribeca Productions
March 12 The Corruptor New Line Cinema
March 19 The King and I Warner Bros. Family Entertainment Morgan Creek Productions
Nest Entertainment
True Crime Warner Bros. Malpaso Productions
March 31 The Matrix Warner Bros. Village Roadshow Pictures
Silver Pictures
April 9 Lovers of the Arctic Circle Fine Line Features
April 16 Goodbye Lover Warner Bros. Regency Enterprises
April 23 Lost & Found Warner Bros. Alcon Entertainment
May 21 Besieged Fine Line Features
June 11 Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me New Line Cinema
June 30 Wild Wild West Warner Bros. Peters Entertainment
South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut Warner Bros. Paramount Pictures
Comedy Central Films
Scott Rudin Productions
International distribution
July 2 Shiloh 2: Shiloh Season Warner Bros. Family Entertainment Legacy Releasing
July 16 Eyes Wide Shut Warner Bros.
July 23 Drop Dead Gorgeous New Line Cinema
Trick Fine Line Features Good Machine
July 28 Deep Blue Sea Warner Bros. Village Roadshow Pictures
August 6 The Iron Giant Warner Bros. Warner Bros. Feature Animation
August 13 Detroit Rock City New Line Cinema
August 20 Mickey Blue Eyes Warner Bros.
Castle Rock Entertainment
Universal Pictures
Polygram Filmed Entertainment
Simian Films
August 27 A Dog of Flanders Warner Bros. distributor
The Astronaut's Wife New Line Cinema
September 1 Chill Factor Warner Bros. Morgan Creek Productions
September 24 Dog Park New Line Cinema Lions Gate Entertainment
October 1 Three Kings Warner Bros. Village Roadshow Pictures
October 15 The Story of Us Warner Bros.
Castle Rock Entertainment
Universal Pictures International distribution only
Julien Donkey-Boy Fine Line Features 391 Productions
Forensic Films
Independent Pictures
October 22 Three to Tango Warner Bros. Village Roadshow Pictures
Outlaw Productions
Body Shots New Line Cinema
October 29 House on Haunted Hill Warner Bros. Dark Castle Entertainment
Ghost House Pictures
November 5 The Bachelor New Line Cinema
November 10 Pokémon: The First Movie Warner Bros.
Kids' WB
4Kids Entertainment
Originally released in Japan on July 18, 1998 by Toho.
November 15 The New Adventures of Pinocchio New Line Cinema Fries Film Group
Creativ Berlin Filmpartners
The Carousel Picture Company
Global United Entertainment
Pinocchio II Productions Ltd.
Theatrical only
November 17 Liberty Heights Warner Bros. Morgan Creek Productions
December 10 The Green Mile Warner Bros.
Castle Rock Entertainment
Universal Pictures Nominee of the Academy Award for Best Picture
Tumbleweeds Fine Line Features
December 15 Simpatico Fine Line Features Limited only
December 17 Magnolia New Line Cinema
December 22 Any Given Sunday Warner Bros.


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Home video releases

VHS & DVD releases

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Direct-to-video releases




Character Debuts

1998 Timeline 2000
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