best of 1997by marinoe-pl | created - 22 Dec 2015 | updated - 4 months ago | Public
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1. Life Is Beautiful (1997)
PG-13 | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 573,296 | Gross: $57.60M
2. Alien Resurrection (1997)
R | 109 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
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.
Votes: 216,294 | Gross: $47.75M
3. Cube (1997)
R | 90 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
6 complete strangers of widely varying personality characteristics are involuntarily placed in an endless maze containing deadly traps.
Votes: 197,761 | Gross: $0.50M
4. Stolen Women, Captured Hearts (1997 TV Movie)
87 min | Drama, Romance, Western
In 1868 Kansas, a Lakota Sioux warrior stubbornly refuses to free the 2 white women he kidnapped, triggering a war between his tribe and General Custer's rescuing troops.
5. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997)
R | 155 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A visiting city reporter's (John Cusack's) assignment suddenly revolves around the murder trial of a local millionaire (Kevin Spacey), whom he befriends.
Votes: 35,442 | Gross: $25.08M
6. The Devil's Advocate (1997)
R | 144 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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.
Votes: 309,443 | Gross: $60.98M
7. As Good as It Gets (1997)
PG-13 | 139 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A single mother and waitress, a misanthropic author, and a gay artist form an unlikely friendship after the artist is assaulted in a robbery.
Votes: 260,073 | Gross: $148.48M
9. Sara (1997)
Not Rated | 110 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Leon, the 40-year-old former soldier who is an alcoholic now, gets a job as a bodyguard. His duty is to take care of one of the Mafia leader's daughters. His problems begin when he falls in love with the 16-year-old girl.
10. Jackie Brown (1997)
R | 154 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A middle-aged woman finds herself in the middle of a huge conflict that will either make her a profit or cost her life.
Votes: 295,346 | Gross: $39.67M
12. Good Will Hunting (1997)
R | 126 min | Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 793,598 | Gross: $138.43M
13. Live Flesh (1997)
R | 103 min | Drama
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...
Votes: 26,589 | Gross: $1.54M
16. Ma Vie en Rose (1997)
R | 88 min | Drama
Ludovic is an innocent seven-year-old child who provokes horror in her community when she dresses in girls clothes and insists she's a girl.
Votes: 8,154 | Gross: $2.28M
18. The Hanging Garden (1997)
R | 91 min | Drama, Romance
William, a once obese and depressed adolescent, is able to move past his teenage years when he moves to the city and comes out as being gay. When he returns home though, he can't cope with his memories.
Votes: 2,727 | Gross: $0.93M
19. The Man I Love (1997 TV Movie)
91 min | Drama, Romance, Sport
This is a combination coming out and first love story. The swimmer and diver Lucard is interested in attractive Martin. The film follows the characters' coming out with all its difficulties... See full summary »
20. Intimates (1997)
117 min | Drama, Romance
Foon escapes an arranged marriage by walking the road of a Ji Sor. After an affair with Shing, she becomes pregnant. An attempted abortion nearly costs Foon her life. Wan, the young owner ... See full summary »
21. Kiler (1997)
104 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
An innocent cab driver Jurek Kiler is mistaken for a contract killer and imprisoned. Soon, he is sprung by a mob boss who needs "Killer" for a few more jobs.
22. Princess Mononoke (1997)
PG-13 | 134 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy
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.
Votes: 305,508 | Gross: $2.38M
Not Rated | 87 min | Animation, Action, Drama
Concurrent theatrical ending of the TV series Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995).
24. Perfect Blue (1997)
R | 81 min | Animation, Horror, Mystery
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.
Votes: 47,341 | Gross: $0.78M
25. Anastasia (1997)
G | 94 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama
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.
Votes: 105,247 | Gross: $58.41M
26. Hercules (1997)
G | 93 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
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.
Votes: 189,514 | Gross: $99.05M
27. Cats Don't Dance (1997)
G | 75 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
Danny, an ambitious singing and dancing cat, goes to Hollywood and overcomes several obstacles to fulfill his dream of becoming a movie star.
Votes: 6,658 | Gross: $3.56M
28. Lost Highway (1997)
R | 134 min | Mystery, Thriller
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.
Votes: 121,796 | Gross: $3.80M
29. Steam: The Turkish Bath (1997)
94 min | Drama, Romance
Francesco and Marta are husband and wife running a small design company in Rome. When Francesco's long forgotten Aunt Anita dies in Istanbul, he travels there to look after the sale of the ... See full summary »
Votes: 5,895 | Gross: $0.66M
30. Men in Black (1997)
PG-13 | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
A police officer joins a secret organization that polices and monitors extraterrestrial interactions on Earth.
Votes: 489,317 | Gross: $250.69M
31. Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
James Bond (Pierce Brosnan) heads to stop a media mogul's plan to induce war between China and the U.K. in order to obtain exclusive global media coverage.
Votes: 171,875 | Gross: $125.33M