Best blockbuster of 1998: 'Saving Private Ryan' or 'Armageddon'? | The Tylt
Best blockbuster of 1998: 'Saving Private Ryan' or 'Armageddon'?
It's the 20th anniversary of 1998—a year of iconic pop culture moments!—and we're facing-off the best music artists, songs, albums, movies, TV shows, sports moments, teams and pro athletes of 1998. The "Best of 1998" was chosen by a combination of popularity, impact, acclaim, rankings and/or amount sold. But ultimately, we want you to let us know who really won 1998 in each category.
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Below is the synopsis of "Saving Private Ryan," per IMDb.
Following the Normandy Landings, a group of U.S. soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action.
The critically praised and commercially successful smash won five Academy Awards and was nominated for 11 Oscars, including Best Picture (it lost out in an upset to "Shakespeare in Love"). Check out a heart-wrenching (yet graphic) scene from the iconic film here.
Regardless of what the critics, "Armageddon" is still regarded as one of the quintessential disaster blockbusters. It was also Ben Affleck's first major role after "Good Will Hunting," cementing his status as a Hollywood leading man for years to come. Check out an epic scene from the iconic film here.