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The Best Movies Of 1997
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Movie: Titanic ( 1997 )
A seventeen-year-old aristocrat falls in love with a kind but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic.
Movie: Good Will Hunting ( 1998 )
Will Hunting, a janitor at M.I.T., has a gift for mathematics, but needs help from a psychologist to find direction in his life.
Movie: Men in Black ( 1997 )
A police officer joins a secret organization that polices and monitors extraterrestrial interactions on Earth.
Movie: Air Force One ( 1997 )
Communist Radicals hijack Air Force One with The U.S. President and his family on board. The Vice President negotiates from Washington D.C., while the President, a Veteran, fights to rescue the hostages on board.
Movie: The Fifth Element ( 1997 )
In the colorful future, a cab driver unwittingly becomes the central figure in the search for a legendary cosmic weapon to keep Evil and Mr. Zorg at bay.
Movie: Starship Troopers ( 1997 )
Humans in a fascist, militaristic future wage war with giant alien bugs.
Movie: Jackie Brown ( 1997 )
A middle-aged woman finds herself in the middle of a huge conflict that will either make her a profit or cost her life.
Movie: Hercules ( 1997 )
The son of Zeus and Hera is stripped of his immortality as an infant and must become a true hero in order to reclaim it.
Movie: Liar Liar ( 1997 )
A fast-track lawyer can't lie for 24 hours due to his son's birthday wish after he disappoints his son for the last time.
Movie: Batman & Robin ( 1997 )
Batman and Robin try to keep their relationship together even as they must stop Mr. Freeze and Poison Ivy from freezing Gotham City.
Movie: Con Air ( 1997 )
Newly paroled ex-con and former U.S. Ranger Cameron Poe finds himself trapped in a prisoner transport plane when the passengers seize control.
Movie: Life Is Beautiful ( 1997 )
When an open-minded Jewish librarian and his son become victims of the Holocaust, he uses a perfect mixture of will, humor, and imagination to protect his son from the dangers around their camp.
Movie: Boogie Nights ( 1997 )
The story of a young man's adventures in the California pornography industry of the late 1970s and early 1980s.
Movie: Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery ( 1997 )
A 1960s secret agent is brought out of cryofreeze to oppose his greatest enemy in the 1990s, where his social attitudes are glaringly out of place.
Movie: Lolita ( 1997 )
A man marries his landlady so he can take advantage of her daughter.
Movie: The Devil's Advocate ( 1997 )
An exceptionally adept Florida lawyer is offered a job at a high-end New York City law firm with a high-end boss - the biggest opportunity of his career to date.
Movie: As Good as It Gets ( 1997 )
A single mother and waitress, a misanthropic author, and a gay artist form an unlikely friendship after the artist is assaulted in a robbery.
Movie: Gattaca ( 1997 )
A genetically inferior man assumes the identity of a superior one in order to pursue his lifelong dream of space travel.
Movie: Grosse Pointe Blank ( 1997 )
Martin Blank is a professional assassin. He is sent on a mission to a small Detroit suburb, Grosse Pointe, and, by coincidence, his ten-year high school reunion party is taking place there at the same time.
Movie: The Lost World: Jurassic Park ( 1997 )
A research team is sent to the Jurassic Park Site B island to study the dinosaurs there, while an InGen team approaches with another agenda.
Movie: L.A. Confidential ( 1997 )
As corruption grows in 1950s Los Angeles, three policemen -- one strait-laced, one brutal, and one sleazy -- investigate a series of murders with their own brand of justice.
Movie: Lost Highway ( 1997 )
After a bizarre encounter at a party, a jazz saxophonist is framed for the murder of his wife and sent to prison, where he inexplicably morphs into a young mechanic and begins leading a new life.
Movie: Contact ( 1997 )
Dr. Ellie Arroway (Jodie Foster), after years of searching, finds conclusive radio proof of extraterrestrial intelligence, sending plans for a mysterious machine.
Movie: Princess Mononoke ( 1997 )
On a journey to find the cure for a Tatarigami's curse, Ashitaka finds himself in the middle of a war between the forest gods and Tatara, a mining colony. In this quest he also meets San, the Mononoke Hime.
Movie: Alien: Resurrection ( 1997 )
200 years after her death, Ellen Ripley is revived as a powerful human/alien hybrid clone. Along with a crew of space pirates, she must again battle the deadly aliens and stop them from reaching Earth.
Movie: Face/Off ( 1997 )
In order to foil a terrorist plot, an FBI agent undergoes a facial transplant surgery and assumes the identity and physical appearance of a terrorist, but the plan turns from bad to worse when the same terrorist impersonates the FBI agent.
Movie: I Know What You Did Last Summer ( 1997 )
Four young friends bound by a tragic accident are reunited when they find themselves being stalked by a hook-wielding maniac in their small seaside town.
Movie: The Game ( 1997 )
After a wealthy banker is given an opportunity to participate in a mysterious game, his life is turned upside down when he becomes unable to distinguish between the game and reality.
Movie: Gummo ( 1997 )
Lonely residents of a tornado-stricken Ohio town wander the deserted landscape trying to fulfill their boring, nihilistic lives.
Movie: The Jackal ( 1997 )
An imprisoned I.R.A. fighter is freed to help stop a brutal, seemingly "faceless" assassin from completing his next job.
Movie: Volcano ( 1997 )
A volcano erupts in downtown Los Angeles, threatening to destroy the city.
Movie: Donnie Brasco ( 1997 )
An FBI undercover agent infiltrates the mob and finds himself identifying more with the mafia life, at the expense of his regular one.
Movie: Event Horizon ( 1997 )
A rescue crew investigates a spaceship that disappeared into a black hole and has now returned...with someone or something new on-board.
Movie: Scream 2 ( 1997 )
Two years after the first series of murders, as Sydney acclimates to college life, someone donning the Ghostface costume begins a new string of killings.
Movie: Cube ( 1998 )
6 complete strangers of widely varying personality characteristics are involuntarily placed in an endless maze containing deadly traps.
Movie: My Best Friend's Wedding ( 1997 )
When a woman's long-time friend reveals he's engaged, she realizes she loves him herself and sets out to get him, with only days before the wedding.
Movie: Spawn ( 1997 )
An elite mercenary is killed, but comes back from Hell as a reluctant soldier of the Devil.
Movie: Anastasia ( 1997 )
The last surviving child of the Russian Royal Family joins two con men to reunite with her grandmother, the Dowager Empress, while the undead Rasputin seeks her death.
Movie: Anaconda ( 1997 )
A "National Geographic" film crew is taken hostage by an insane hunter, who forces them along on his quest to capture the world's largest - and deadliest - snake.
Movie: Tomorrow Never Dies ( 1997 )
James Bond heads to stop a media mogul's plan to induce war between China and the UK in order to obtain exclusive global media coverage.
Movie: George of the Jungle ( 1997 )
A man raised in the jungle by apes falls in love with a wealthy American heiress.
Movie: Dante's Peak ( 1997 )
A vulcanologist arrives at a countryside town recently named the second most desirable place to live in America, and discovers that the long dormant volcano, Dante's Peak, may wake up at any moment.
Movie: The Full Monty ( 1997 )
Six unemployed steel workers form a male striptease act. The women cheer them on to go for "the full monty" - total nudity.
Movie: Private Parts ( 1997 )
The autobiographical story of Howard Stern, the radio rebel who is now also a TV personality, an author and a movie star.
Movie: The Devil's Own ( 1997 )
A police officer uncovers the real identity of his house-guest, an I.R.A. terrorist in hiding.
Movie: Perfect Blue ( 1998 )
A retired pop singer turned actress' sense of reality is shaken when she is stalked by an obsessed fan and seemingly a ghost of her past.
Movie: Funny Games ( 1997 )
Two violent young men take a mother, father, and son hostage in their vacation cabin and force them to play sadistic "games" with one another for their own amusement.
Movie: The Rainmaker ( 1997 )
An underdog lawyer takes on a fraudulent insurance company.
Movie: The Postman ( 1997 )
A nameless drifter dons a postman's uniform and bag of mail as he begins a quest to inspire hope to the survivors living in post-apocalyptic America.
Movie: Romy and Michele's High School Reunion ( 1997 )
Two dim-witted, inseparable friends hit the road for their ten-year high school reunion and concoct an elaborate lie about their lives in order to impress their classmates.
Movie: Amistad ( 1997 )
In 1839, the revolt of Mende captives aboard a Spanish owned ship causes a major controversy in the United States when the ship is captured off the coast of Long Island. The courts must decide whether the Mende are slaves or legally free.
Movie: Seven Years in Tibet ( 1997 )
True story of Heinrich Harrer, an Austrian mountain climber who became friends with the Dalai Lama at the time of China's takeover of Tibet.
Movie: Mortal Kombat: Annihilation ( 1997 )
A group of martial arts warriors have only six days to save the Earth from an extra-dimensional invasion.
Movie: Cop Land ( 1997 )
The Sheriff of a suburban New Jersey community, populated by New York City police officers, slowly discovers the town is a front for mob connections and corruption.
Movie: Conspiracy Theory ( 1997 )
A man obsessed with conspiracy theories becomes a target after one of his theories turns out to be true. Unfortunately, in order to save himself, he has to figure out which theory it is.
Movie: Home Alone 3 ( 1997 )
Alex Pruitt, a young boy of nine living in Chicago, fends off thieves who seek a top-secret chip in his toy car to support a North Korean terrorist organization's next deed.
Movie: Selena ( 1997 )
The true story of Selena Quintanilla-Perez, a Texas-born Tejano singer who rose from cult status to performing at the Astrodome, as well as having chart topping albums on the Latin music charts.
Movie: Chasing Amy ( 1997 )
Holden and Banky are comic book artists. Everything's going good for them until they meet Alyssa, also a comic book artist. Holden falls for her, but his hopes are crushed when he finds out she's a lesbian.
Movie: Vegas Vacation ( 1997 )
In the fourth outing for the vacation franchise, the Griswolds have to survive Vegas fever when they go to Las Vegas for a fun family vacation.
Movie: RocketMan ( 1997 )
Fred Z. Randall is a geeky spacecraft designer who gets the chance to make his dream come true and travel to Mars.
Movie: Kiss the Girls ( 1997 )
Police hunting for a serial kidnapper are helped when a victim manages to escape for the first time.
Movie: The Edge ( 1997 )
An intellectual billionaire and two lesser men struggle to band together and survive after getting stranded in the Alaskan wilderness with a blood-thirsty Kodiak Bear hunting them down.
Movie: Speed 2: Cruise Control ( 1997 )
A computer hacker breaks into the computer system of the Seabourn Legend cruise liner and sets it speeding on a collision course into a gigantic oil tanker.
Movie: G.I. Jane ( 1997 )
A female Senator succeeds in enrolling a woman into Combined Reconnaissance Team training where everyone expects her to fail.
Movie: Breakdown ( 1997 )
A man searches for his missing wife after his car breaks down in the middle of the desert.
Movie: Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil ( 1997 )
A visiting city reporter's assignment suddenly revolves around the murder trial of a local millionaire, whom he befriends.
Movie: Orgazmo ( 1998 )
Naive young Mormon Joe Young is recruited to act in porn movies.
Movie: Bean ( 1997 )
The bumbling Mr. Bean travels to America when he is given the responsibility of bringing a highly valuable painting to a Los Angeles museum.
Movie: Mimic ( 1997 )
Three years ago, entomologist Dr. Susan Tyler genetically created an insect to kill cockroaches carrying a virulent disease. Now, the insects are out to destroy their only predator, mankind.
Movie: The Saint ( 1997 )
Simon Templar (The Saint), is a thief for hire, whose latest job to steal the secret process for cold fusion puts him at odds with a traitor bent on toppling the Russian government, as well as the woman who holds its secret.
Movie: Fools Rush In ( 1997 )
After a one night stand with Alex, Isabel realizes that she is pregnant and they decide to get married. However, along with the marriage comes compromise of one's own cultural traditions.
Movie: U Turn ( 1997 )
A man heading to Vegas to pay off his gambling debt before the Russian mafia kills him is forced to stop in an Arizona town where everything that can go wrong does go wrong.
Movie: Spice World ( 1997 )
World famous pop group the Spice Girls zip around London in their luxurious double decker tour bus having various adventures and performing for their fans.
Movie: For Richer or Poorer ( 1997 )
A real estate hustler and his wife hide from the IRS among the Amish.
Movie: In & Out ( 1997 )
A midwestern teacher questions his sexuality after a former student makes a comment about him at the Academy Awards.
Movie: Jungle 2 Jungle ( 1997 )
A man learns he has a thirteen-year-old son who was raised in the jungle and brings the boy to New York City, turning his life upside down in the process.
Movie: Absolute Power ( 1997 )
A career thief witnesses a horrific crime involving the U.S. President.
Movie: Good Burger ( 1997 )
Two dim-witted teenagers are forced to save the fast food restaurant they work at from going out of business, despite a new-and-improved burger joint opening across the street that want to be the "Top Dog" in the fast food industry.
Movie: Mousehunt ( 1997 )
Two stumblebum inheritors are determined to rid their antique house of a mouse who is equally determined to stay where he is.
Movie: Live Flesh ( 1997 )
After leaving jail, Víctor is still in love with Elena, but she's married to the former cop -now basketball player- who became paralysed by a shot from Víctor's gun...
Movie: Flubber ( 1997 )
An absent-minded professor discovers "flubber," a rubber-like super-bouncy substance.
Movie: Beverly Hills Ninja ( 1997 )
A man tries to rescue a woman with a little help from his half brother.
Movie: The Ice Storm ( 1997 )
In suburban New Canaan, Connecticut, 1973, middle class families experimenting with casual sex and substance abuse find their lives beyond their control.
Movie: The Man Who Knew Too Little ( 1997 )
Wallace Ritchie (Bill Murray) is mistaken for a spy and must stop a plot to assassinate international leaders at a banquet.
Movie: A Life Less Ordinary ( 1997 )
A desperate guy kidnaps a daughter of his former boss who recently fired him. Two angels are sent to Earth for checking if love is possible in this case.
Movie: The Borrowers ( 1997 )
A secret family of four-inch people living inside the walls of a house must save their home from an evil real estate developer.
Movie: The Castle ( 1997 )
A working-class family from Melbourne, Australia fights city hall after being told they must vacate their beloved family home to allow for infrastructural expansion.
Movie: Wilde ( 1997 )
The story of Oscar Wilde, genius, poet, playwright and the First Modern Man. The self-realization of his homosexuality caused Wilde enormous torment as he juggled marriage, fatherhood and responsibility with his obsessive love for Lord Alfred Douglas, nicknamed Bosie. After legal action instigated by Bosie's father, the enraged Marquise of Queensberry, Wilde refused to flee the country and was sentenced to two years at hard labor by the courts of an intolerant Victorian society.
Movie: Eve's Bayou ( 1997 )
After a daughter witnesses her father having an affair, she begins a chain reaction that could tear her family apart.
Movie: Wag the Dog ( 1998 )
Shortly before an election, a spin-doctor and a Hollywood producer join efforts to fabricate a war in order to cover up a Presidential sex scandal.
Movie: The Relic ( 1997 )
A homicide detective and an anthropologist try to destroy a South American lizard-like god, who's on a people eating rampage in a Chicago museum.
Movie: Nothing to Lose ( 1997 )
Nick's wife's in bed with his boss. He later gets a gun to his head by a carjacker but steps on the gas pedal. They end up friends after adventures together - holdups, burglary, reckless driving, revenge etc. Twists follow.
Movie: An American Werewolf in Paris ( 1997 )
An American man unwittingly gets involved with French werewolves who have developed a serum allowing them to transform at will.
Movie: Leave It to Beaver ( 1997 )
The several misadventures and life-lessons learned by 8-year-old Theodore "Beaver" Cleaver in an entertaining and hilarious tale of a small-town Ohio family and the daily trials and tribunes of life.
Movie: 12 Angry Men ( 1997 )
Twelve men must decide the fate of one when one juror objects to the jury's decision.
Movie: Double Team ( 1997 )
An international spy teams up with an arms dealer to escape from a penal colony and rescue his family from a terrorist.
Movie: The Sweet Hereafter ( 1997 )
A bus crash in a small town brings a lawyer to the town to defend the families, but he discovers that everything is not what it seems.
Movie: The Boxer ( 1998 )
Young Danny Flynn is released from prison 14 years after "taking the rap" for the IRA and tries to rebuild his life in his old Belfast neighborhood.
Movie: Poison Ivy: The New Seduction ( 1997 )
A sinister seductress vows to destroy a suburban family.
Movie: McHale's Navy ( 1997 )
Retired Lieutenant Commander Quinton McHale spends his days puttering around the Caribbean in the old PT-73 selling homebrew, ice cream, and swimsuit calendars. He's brought out of retirement when his old nemesis turned the second best terrorist in the world, Major Vladikov, takes over the island of San Moreno and starts building a nuclear launch silo on it. With help from his old crew and hindrances from Captain Wallace B. Binghampton, who sank a cruise liner a while back, McHale tries to put Vladikov out of business.