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1.
Jackie Brown (1997)
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A middle-aged woman finds herself in the middle of a huge conflict that will either make her a profit or cost her life. (154 mins.)
 
2.
Lost Highway (1997)
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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. (134 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
 
3.
Princess Mononoke (1997)
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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. (134 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
 
4.
Waco: The Rules of Engagement (1997 Documentary)
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This controversial documentary about the stand-off between an unorthodox Christian group - the Branch Davidians... (136 mins.)
Director: William Gazecki
 
5.
Marius and Jeannette (1997)
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Marius is the keeper of an abandoned cement works staying high above the quarter of l'Estaque in Marseilles... (105 mins.)
 
6.
Happy Together (1997)
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Yiu-Fai and Po-Wing arrive in Argentina from Hong Kong and take to the road for a holiday. Something is wrong and their relationship goes adrift... (96 mins.)
Director: Kar Wai Wong
 
7.
The Game (1997)
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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
 
8.
The Man Who Knew Too Little (1997)
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Wallace Ritchie is mistaken for a spy and must stop a plot to assassinate international leaders at a banquet. (94 mins.)
Director: Jon Amiel
 
9.
The Relic (1997)
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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. (110 mins.)
Director: Peter Hyams
 
10.
The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
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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.)
 
11.
Donnie Brasco (1997)
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An FBI undercover agent infiltrates the mob and finds himself identifying more with the mafia life, at the expense of his regular one. (127 mins.)
Director: Mike Newell
 
12.
Sans titre (1997 Short Film)
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In 1997, for it's fiftieth anniversary, the Cannes Film Festival asked Leos Carax for a short film, a kind of postcard addressed to the festival, in which the director would give news of himself and of his film project "Pola X". (9 mins.)
Director: Leos Carax
 
13.
The Castle (1997)
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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. (85 mins.)
Director: Rob Sitch
 
14.
Nil by Mouth (1997)
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The family of Raymond, his wife Val and her brother Billy live in working-class London district. Also... (128 mins.)
Director: Gary Oldman
 
15.
Live Flesh (1997)
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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... (103 mins.)
Director: Pedro Almodovar
 
16.
Event Horizon (1997)
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A rescue crew investigates a spaceship that disappeared into a black hole and has now returned...with someone or something new on-board. (96 mins.)
Director: Paul Anderson
 
17.
Washington Square (1997)
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Catherine Sloper has found the man of her dreams in Morris Townsend, but her plans to marry him are strongly opposed by her father... (115 mins.)
 
18.
Sreda (1997 Documentary)
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(93 mins.)
 
19.
Life Is Beautiful (1997)
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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. (116 mins.)
Director: Roberto Benigni
 
20.
The Ice Storm (1997)
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In suburban New Canaan, Connecticut , 1973, middle class families experimenting with casual sex and substance abuse find their lives beyond their control. (112 mins.)
Director: Ang Lee
 
21.
Fireworks (1997)
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Nishi leaves the police in the face of harrowing personal and professional difficulties. Spiraling into depression, he makes questionable decisions. (103 mins.)
Director: Takeshi Kitano
 
22.
Ma Vie en Rose (1997)
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Ludovic is a transgender girl who is coming out. She talks of marrying her neighbor's son and can not understand why everyone is so surprised about it... (88 mins.)
Director: Alain Berliner
 
23.
Face/Off (1997)
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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
 
24.
Eve's Bayou (1997)
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The story is set in 1962 Louisiana. The Batiste family is headed by charming doctor Louis. Though he is married to beautiful Roz... (109 mins.)
Director: Kasi Lemmons
 
25.
Rainy Dog (1997)
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A Japanese assassin stranded in Taiwan must take work from a local crime boss to make ends meet when suddenly a woman from his past delivers a son to him. (95 mins.)
Director: Takashi Miike
 
26.
Grosse Pointe Blank (1997)
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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. (107 mins.)
Director: George Armitage
 
27.
Starship Troopers (1997)
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Humans in a fascistic, militaristic future do battle with giant alien bugs in a fight for survival. (129 mins.)
Director: Paul Verhoeven
 
28.
Deconstructing Harry (1997)
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Suffering from writer's block and eagerly awaiting his writing award, Harry Block remembers events from his past and scenes from his best-selling books as characters, real and fictional, come back to haunt him. (96 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
 
29.
The Fifth Element (1997)
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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
 
30.
The Apostle (1997)
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After his happy life spins out of control, a preacher from Texas changes his name, goes to Louisiana and starts preaching on the radio. (134 mins.)
Director: Robert Duvall
 
31.
Gridlock'd (1997)
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After a friend overdoses, Spoon and Stretch decide to kick their drug habits and attempt to enroll in a government detox program... (91 mins.)
 
32.
Dance with the Devil (1997)
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A psychotic criminal couple kidnaps a random teenage couple. The woman rapes the male captive, and lets him watch his lover being raped by the man. They then plan to sacrifice the couple. (126 mins.)
 
33.
Cure (1997)
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A frustrated detective deals with the case of several gruesome murders committed by people who have no recollection of what they've done. (111 mins.)
 
34.
Gattaca (1997)
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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
 
35.
Behind the Lines (1997)
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Based on Pat Barker's novel of the same name, 'Regeneration' tells the story of soldiers of World War One sent to an asylum for emotional troubles... (114 mins.)
 
36.
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997)
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A visiting city reporter's assignment suddenly revolves around the murder trial of a local millionaire, whom he befriends. (155 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
 
37.
Eight Days a Week (1997)
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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... (92 mins.)
Director: Michael Davis
 
38.
Ulee's Gold (1997)
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A reclusive beekeeper slowly pulls his dysfunctional family back together, but not without having to fight his son's previous dastardly cohorts. (113 mins.)
Director: Victor Nunez
 
39.
Prefontaine (1997)
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Based on the life of Olympic hopeful Steve Prefontaine, a long distance runner who lived in Oregon and died young (106 mins.)
Director: Steve James
 
40.
Leila (1997)
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Leila and Reza meet in a kind of celebration and fall for each other. Having discovered their love,... (102 mins.)
Director: Dariush Mehrjui
 
41.
Mouse (1997 Documentary)
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Skate video with music and some short parody clips with skateboarding (including a Charlie Chaplin take-off).
 
42.
Hoodlum (1997)
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Black gangsters in 1930 Harlem fights Dutch Schultz who is trying to horn in on their numbers racket. (130 mins.)
Director: Bill Duke
 
43.
Made in Hong Kong (1997)
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Autumn Moon (Sam Lee), a low-rent triad living in Hong Kong, struggles to find meaning in his hopelessly violent existence. (108 mins.)
Director: Fruit Chan
 
44.
Cube (1997)
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Six complete strangers of widely varying personality characteristics are involuntarily placed in an endless maze containing deadly traps. (90 mins.)
Director: Vincenzo Natali
 
45.
Insomnia (1997)
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In a Norwegian city with a 24-hour daylight cycle a Swedish murder investigator has been brought in on a special case. Sleep deprived, he makes a horrible mistake which is discovered by the killer he has been hunting. (96 mins.)
 
46.
The Assignment (1997)
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An American naval officer is recruited for an operation to eliminate his lookalike, the infamous terrorist Carlos The Jackal. (119 mins.)
 
47.
Henry Fool (1997)
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Socially inept garbage man Simon is befriended by Henry Fool, a witty roguish, but talentless novelist... (137 mins.)
Director: Hal Hartley
 
48.
Ban sheng yuan (1997)
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In 1930s Shanghai, a young office girl falls in love with a factory worker in the same company. (126 mins.)
Director: Ann Hui
 
49.
Manuscripts don't burn (1997 Documentary)
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The Movie explores the life of few soviet writers under the dictatorship of comrade Joseph Stalin. Some... (79 mins.)
 
50.
Blue Note - A Story of Modern Jazz (1997 Documentary)
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"It must 'schwing!'" was the motto of Alfred Lion and Francis Wolff, two German Jewish immigrants who in 1939 set up Blue Note Records... (95 mins.)
 
51.
Histoire(s) du cinéma (1989 TV Series)
Episode: Fatale beauté (1994)
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An 8-part documentary chronically the history of cinema: "All the Histories", "A Single History", "Only Cinema", "Deadly "Beauty", "The Coin of the Absolute", "A New Wave", "The Control of the Universe", and "The Signs Among Us".
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
 
52.
The Larry Sanders Show (1992 TV Series)
Episode: The Book (1997)
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Beverly has a secret admirer. Larry decides to write a revealing book about his life and career, but regrets it when he sees who he is on paper. Hank worries that the book will include an embarrassing incident. (30 mins.)
 
53.
The Larry Sanders Show (1992 TV Series)
Episode: Make a Wish (1997)
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Larry is desperate to make People Magazine's Sexiest Men Alive list, and it causes problems with Ben Stiller, his friend and guest on the show. Customs busts Hank for importing Cuban cigars. (30 mins.)
 
54.
The Lakes (1997 TV Series)
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Danny Kavanagh leaves Liverpool for the Lake District, finding work at a hotel and love with a local girl named Emma... (374 mins.)
 
55.
The X-Files (1993 TV Series)
Episode: Small Potatoes (1997)
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Five unrelated women in a small town give birth to babies with small tails. The prime suspect is a man who can shape shift into whomever he wants. (45 mins.)
 
56.
Jonathan Creek (1997 TV Series)
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Working from his home in a converted windmill, Jonathan Creek is a magician with a natural ability for solving puzzles. He soon puts this ability to the use of solving impossible crimes and mysterious murders. (120 mins.)
 
57.
Sunset Beach (1997 TV Series)
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Having discovered her fiancé Tim Truman kissing another woman, Meg Cummings leaves her home in Kansas... (60 mins.)
 
58.
One Foot in the Grave (1990 TV Series)
Episode: Endgame (1997)
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The Meldrews make an effort to get on with their pleasant new neighbors. Victor buys a haunted caravan and then kidnaps the Indian mother of a millionaire accidentally. (90 mins.)
 
59.
South Park (1997 TV Series)
Episode: Unaired Pilot (2003)
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Cartman wakes up and realizes he was abducted by aliens after hearing it from his friends. He is in major denial at first though, but even Chef is a believer. (22 mins.)
 
60.
I'm Alan Partridge (1997 TV Series)
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Alan Partridge a failed television presenter whose previous exploits had featured in the chat-show parody Knowing Me, Knowing You with Alan Partridge, and who is now presenting a programed on local radio in Norwich. (29 mins.)
 
61.
Oz (1997 TV Series)
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A series chronicling the daily activities of an unusual prison facility and its criminal inhabitants. (55 mins.)
Director: Gregory Dark
 
62.
81 (1997 Short Film)
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A French T.V. crew arrives in Belfast in 1981 to cover the hunger strike of IRA prisoner Bobby Sands.. (28 mins.)
Director: Stephen Burke