The best films of 1997

The best films of 1997, and the worst.

All the films from 1997 that I've seen so far in order of quality in my opinion.

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1.
The Fifth Element (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
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. (126 mins.)
Director: Luc Besson
“ /10 ” - le_loup
 
2.
Titanic (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A seventeen-year-old aristocrat falls in love with a kind but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic. (194 mins.)
Director: James Cameron
“ /10 ” - le_loup
 
3.
Boogie Nights (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The story of a young man's adventures in the Californian pornography industry of the late 1970s and early 1980s. (155 mins.)
“ /9 ” - le_loup
 
4.
Scream 2 (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Two years after the first series of murders, a new psychopath dons the Ghostface costume and a new string of killings begins. (120 mins.)
Director: Wes Craven
“ /9 ” - le_loup
 
5.
Gattaca (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A genetically inferior man assumes the identity of a superior one in order to pursue his lifelong dream of space travel. (106 mins.)
Director: Andrew Niccol
“ /8 ” - le_loup
 
6.
L.A. Confidential (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
As corruption grows in 1950s LA, three policemen - one strait-laced, one brutal, and one sleazy - investigate a series of murders with their own brand of justice. (138 mins.)
Director: Curtis Hanson
“ /8 ” - le_loup
 
7.
Good Will Hunting (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
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. (126 mins.)
Director: Gus Van Sant
“ /8 ” - le_loup
 
8.
The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A research team is sent to the Jurassic Park Site B island to study the dinosaurs there while another team approaches with another agenda. (129 mins.)
“ /8 ” - le_loup
 
9.
As Good as It Gets (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A single mother/waitress, a misanthropic author, and a gay artist form an unlikely friendship after the artist is assaulted in a robbery. (139 mins.)
Director: James L. Brooks
“ /8 ” - le_loup
 
10.
Starship Troopers (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Humans in a fascistic, militaristic future do battle with giant alien bugs in a fight for survival. (129 mins.)
Director: Paul Verhoeven
“ /7 ” - le_loup
 
11.
Liar Liar (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A fast-track lawyer can't lie for 24 hours due to his son's birthday wish after he turns his son down for the last time. (86 mins.)
Director: Tom Shadyac
“ /7 ” - le_loup
 
12.
Cube (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Six complete strangers of widely varying personality characteristics are involuntarily placed in an endless maze containing deadly traps. (90 mins.)
Director: Vincenzo Natali
“ /7 ” - le_loup
 
13.
Face/Off (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
In order to foil an extortion 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. (138 mins.)
Director: John Woo
“ /7 ” - le_loup
 
14.
Welcome to Sarajevo (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Journalist Floyd from US, Michael Henderson from UK and their teams meet the beginning of Bosnian war in Sarajevo... (103 mins.)
“ /7 ” - le_loup
 
15.
Con Air (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Newly paroled ex-con and former U.S. Ranger Cameron Poe finds himself trapped in a prisoner transport plane when the passengers seize control. (115 mins.)
Director: Simon West
“ /7 ” - le_loup
 
16.
My Best Friend's Wedding (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
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. (105 mins.)
Director: P.J. Hogan
“ /7 ” - le_loup
 
17.
Contact (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Dr. Ellie Arroway, after years of searching, finds conclusive radio proof of extraterrestrial intelligence, sending plans for a mysterious machine. (150 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
“ /7 ” - le_loup
 
18.
The Edge (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
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. (117 mins.)
Director: Lee Tamahori
“ /7 ” - le_loup
 
19.
Men in Black (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A police officer joins a secret organization that polices and monitors extraterrestrial interactions on Earth. (98 mins.)
“ /6 ” - le_loup
 
20.
The Game (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
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. (129 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
“ /6 ” - le_loup
 
21.
Bean (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
The bumbling Mr. Bean travels to America when he is given the responsibility of bringing a highly valuable painting to a Los Angeles museum. (89 mins.)
Director: Mel Smith
“ /6 ” - le_loup
 
22.
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A 1960s hipster secret agent is brought out of cryofreeze to oppose his greatest enemy in the 1990s, where his social attitudes are glaringly out of place. (94 mins.)
Director: Jay Roach
“ /6 ” - le_loup
 
23.
Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
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. (119 mins.)
“ /6 ” - le_loup
 
24.
I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
After a nasty accident, four friends begin to drift apart. One year later Julie James gets a anonymous message and then a slicker wearing, hook wielding killer begins to rip apart her life. (101 mins.)
Director: Jim Gillespie
“ /6 ” - le_loup
 
25.
Romy and Michele's High School Reunion (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
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. (92 mins.)
Director: David Mirkin
“ /6 ” - le_loup
 
26.
Alien Resurrection (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Two centuries after her death, Ellen Ripley is revived as a powerful human/alien hybrid clone who must continue her war against the aliens. (109 mins.)
“ /6 ” - le_loup
 
27.
Air Force One (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Hijackers seize the plane carrying the President of the United States and his family, but he - an ex-soldier - works from hiding to defeat them. (124 mins.)
“ /5 ” - le_loup
 
28.
Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  
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. (121 mins.)
Director: Jan de Bont
“ /5 ” - le_loup
 
29.
Spice World (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.4/10 X  
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. (93 mins.)
Director: Bob Spiers
“ /5 ” - le_loup
 
30.
Playing God (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Stripped of his medical license after performing an operation while high on amphetamines, famed LA surgeon... (94 mins.)
Director: Andy Wilson
“ /4 ” - le_loup
 
31.
Home Alone 3 (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  
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. (102 mins.)
Director: Raja Gosnell
“ /4 ” - le_loup
 
32.
Batman & Robin (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  
Batman and Robin try to keep their relationship together even as they must stop Mr. Freeze and Poison Ivy from freezing Gotham City. (125 mins.)
Director: Joel Schumacher
“ /4 ” - le_loup
 
33.
The Postman (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
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. (177 mins.)
Director: Kevin Costner
“ /3 ” - le_loup