Films of 1997

by jacob_wollner | created - 20 Feb 2019 | updated - 1 month ago | Public

This is a list films from 1997 including popular, festival favorites, and award season nominations. Let me know if any should be added.

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1. Money Talks (1997)

R | 97 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

Sought by police and criminals, a small-time huckster makes a deal with a TV newsman for protection.

Director: Brett Ratner | Stars: Charlie Sheen, Chris Tucker, Heather Locklear, Elise Neal

Votes: 26,793 | Gross: $41.07M

2. The Alarmist (1997)

R | 92 min | Comedy

Young Tommy Hudler decides to become a security systems salesman, and is an instant success. Everything seems to be going great until he discovers there's more to this business and his boss... See full summary »

Director: Evan Dunsky | Stars: David Arquette, Stanley Tucci, Kate Capshaw, Mary McCormack

Votes: 838 | Gross: $0.06M

3. Trial and Error (1997)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Romance

An actor poses as a lawyer to help his sick friend, and problems develop.

Director: Jonathan Lynn | Stars: Michael Richards, Jeff Daniels, Charlize Theron, Jessica Steen

Votes: 5,812 | Gross: $13.55M

4. Meet Wally Sparks (1997)

R | 105 min | Comedy

Wally Sparks is a tabloid television show reporter, who's trying to boost ratings on his show. He goes to the Governor's mansion to uncover a sex scandal.

Director: Peter Baldwin | Stars: Rodney Dangerfield, Debi Mazar, David Ogden Stiers, Burt Reynolds

Votes: 3,049 | Gross: $4.00M

5. Casper: A Spirited Beginning (1997 Video)

PG | 90 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Casper accidentally finds himself in the world of the living after failing to show up for ghost training and befriended a young boy who teaches him the ways of a ghost, while a ruler from the other world attempts to bring him back.

Director: Sean McNamara | Stars: Steve Guttenberg, Lori Loughlin, Rodney Dangerfield, Michael McKean

Votes: 3,423

6. Mr. Jealousy (1997)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Romance

61 Metascore

Lester is an occasional substitute teacher and he's very jealous. He is jealous about the last boyfriend of Lester's slightly wacky current partner Ramona - arrogant best-selling author ... See full summary »

Director: Noah Baumbach | Stars: Eric Stoltz, Annabella Sciorra, Chris Eigeman, Carlos Jacott

Votes: 1,851 | Gross: $0.29M

7. Highball (1997)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

A newly married couple tries to enhance their social life by throwing fabulous parties and inviting all their friends in Brooklyn to their home.

Director: Noah Baumbach | Stars: Justine Bateman, Noah Baumbach, Peter Bogdanovich, Andrea Bowen

Votes: 651

8. The Last Time I Committed Suicide (1997)

R | 92 min | Biography, Romance

Neal Cassady is living the beat life during the 1940s, working at The Tire Yard and and philandering around town. However, he has visions of a happy life with kids and a white picket fence.... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Kay | Stars: Thomas Jane, Keanu Reeves, Adrien Brody, John Doe

Votes: 1,986 | Gross: $0.05M

9. Suicide Kings (1997)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

43 Metascore

A group of youngsters kidnap a respected Mafia figure.

Director: Peter O'Fallon | Stars: Christopher Walken, Denis Leary, Sean Patrick Flanery, Mark Watson

Votes: 25,326 | Gross: $1.69M

10. Blackrock (1997)

103 min | Drama, Thriller

When a young schoolgirl is raped and murdered, the mateship between a group of surfers is tested as the truth is slowly revealed.

Director: Steven Vidler | Stars: Laurence Breuls, Linda Cropper, Simon Lyndon, Chris Haywood

Votes: 908

11. Washington Square (1997)

PG | 115 min | Drama, Romance

Catherine Sloper (Jennifer Jason Leigh) has found the man of her dreams in Morris Townsend (Ben Chaplin), but her plans to marry him are strongly opposed by her father, Dr. Austin Sloper (... See full summary »

Director: Agnieszka Holland | Stars: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Albert Finney, Maggie Smith, Ben Chaplin

Votes: 3,069 | Gross: $1.71M

12. The Locusts (1997)

R | 124 min | Drama

A drifter enters a small town looking for employment. While working at the local cattle ranch, he meets and falls in love with the beautiful Kitty and becomes involved in a deadly yet erotic love triangle.

Director: John Patrick Kelley | Stars: Kate Capshaw, Jeremy Davies, Vince Vaughn, Ashley Judd

Votes: 1,619 | Gross: $0.01M

13. Wild America (1997)

PG | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Three brothers who are obsessed with animals are given permission from their parents to travel around America with a camera documenting wildlife.

Director: William Dear | Stars: Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Devon Sawa, Scott Bairstow, Frances Fisher

Votes: 6,584 | Gross: $7.32M

14. Jungle 2 Jungle (1997)

PG | 105 min | Comedy, Family

42 Metascore

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.

Director: John Pasquin | Stars: Tim Allen, Martin Short, JoBeth Williams, Lolita Davidovich

Votes: 21,999 | Gross: $59.93M

15. Metro (1997)

R | 117 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

A Hostage Negotiator teams up with a Sharpshooter to bring down a dangerous jewel thief.

Director: Thomas Carter | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Michael Rapaport, Kim Miyori, Art Evans

Votes: 24,800 | Gross: $31.99M

16. Booty Call (1997)

R | 79 min | Comedy, Romance

54 Metascore

Two friends who have gone too long without sex set out to get some.

Director: Jeff Pollack | Stars: Jamie Foxx, Tommy Davidson, Vivica A. Fox, Tamala Jones

Votes: 8,030 | Gross: $20.06M

17. Wag the Dog (1997)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

73 Metascore

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.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Robert De Niro, Anne Heche, Woody Harrelson

Votes: 76,470 | Gross: $43.02M

18. She's So Lovely (1997)

R | 100 min | Drama, Romance

After being released from a psychiatric institution, a man tries to redeem himself in the eyes of his now-ex wife from the events that led up to his incarceration.

Director: Nick Cassavetes | Stars: Sean Penn, Robin Wright, John Travolta, James Gandolfini

Votes: 7,825 | Gross: $7.22M

19. Touch (1997)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

56 Metascore

At the discovery of his ability to work miracles, Juvenal becomes a media sensation, but now he's prone to those who want to exploit him.

Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Bridget Fonda, Christopher Walken, Skeet Ulrich, LL Cool J

Votes: 2,189 | Gross: $0.41M

20. Eight Days a Week (I) (1997)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Romance

Peter loves his next door neighbour Erica and, on the advice of his grandfather, decides to camp out on her front lawn for the entire summer, or until she agrees to go out with him. His ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Davis | Stars: Joshua Schaefer, Keri Russell, R.D. Robb, Mark L. Taylor

Votes: 2,841 | Gross: $0.03M

21. Retroactive (1997)

R | 91 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A psychiatrist makes multiple trips through time to save a woman that was murdered by her brutal husband.

Director: Louis Morneau | Stars: Jim Belushi, Kylie Travis, Shannon Whirry, Frank Whaley

Votes: 5,473

22. Welcome to Sarajevo (1997)

R | 103 min | Drama, War

72 Metascore

Journalist Floyd from the U.S., Michael Henderson from the U.K., and their teams meet at the beginning of the Bosnian war in Sarajevo. During their reports, they find an orphanage run by ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Winterbottom | Stars: Stephen Dillane, Woody Harrelson, Marisa Tomei, Emira Nusevic

Votes: 6,719 | Gross: $0.34M

23. Breast Men (1997 TV Movie)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama

A movie about two doctors who created breast implants as this follows them over the years. However, when success and money come their way, they separate and follow different paths.

Director: Lawrence O'Neil | Stars: David Schwimmer, Chris Cooper, Emily Procter, Matt Frewer

Votes: 4,276



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