Top Comedies of 1997

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1. Home Alone 3 (1997)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

4.4
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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.

Director: Raja Gosnell | Stars: Alex D. Linz, Olek Krupa, Rya Kihlstedt, Lenny von Dohlen

Votes: 86,308 | Gross: $30.88M

10/10

2. The Land Before Time V: The Mysterious Island (1997 Video)

G | 74 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

6.0
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When a swarm of "leaf-gobblers" devours all the green food in the Great Valley, the herds move on to find another valley of greens and in the process, Littlefoot and his friends Spike, Cera... See full summary »

Director: Charles Grosvenor | Stars: John Ingle, Brandon La Croix, Aria Noelle Curzon, Rob Paulsen

Votes: 3,241

10/10

3. Life Is Beautiful (1997)

PG-13 | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, War

8.6
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59 Metascore

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.

Director: Roberto Benigni | Stars: Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Giorgio Cantarini, Giustino Durano

Votes: 489,780 | Gross: $57.60M

10/10

4. The Full Monty (1997)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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75 Metascore

Six unemployed steel workers form a male striptease act. The women cheer them on to go for "the full monty" - total nudity.

Director: Peter Cattaneo | Stars: Robert Carlyle, Tom Wilkinson, Mark Addy, William Snape

Votes: 88,066 | Gross: $45.95M

9/10

5. The Man Who Knew Too Little (1997)

PG | 94 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.6
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Wallace Ritchie is mistaken for a spy and must stop a plot to assassinate international leaders at a banquet.

Director: Jon Amiel | Stars: Bill Murray, Joanne Whalley, Peter Gallagher, Richard Wilson

Votes: 25,788 | Gross: $13.80M

7/10

6. Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)

PG-13 | 89 min | Adventure, Comedy

7.0
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51 Metascore

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.

Director: Jay Roach | Stars: Mike Myers, Elizabeth Hurley, Michael York, Mimi Rogers

Votes: 195,885 | Gross: $53.88M

7/10

7. Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin (1997 Video)

G | 76 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.0
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Winnie the Pooh and Christopher Robin are best friends who wish they could be together forever. However Christopher Robin needs to go to school. Christopher Robin has trouble telling Pooh ... See full summary »

Director: Karl Geurs | Stars: Jim Cummings, John Fiedler, Ken Sansom, Andre Stojka

Votes: 3,797

7/10

8. The Borrowers (1997)

PG | 89 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

5.8
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A secret family of four-inch people living inside the walls of a house must save their home from an evil real estate developer.

Director: Peter Hewitt | Stars: John Goodman, Jim Broadbent, Mark Williams, Celia Imrie

Votes: 17,694 | Gross: $22.36M

7/10

9. Air Bud (1997)

PG | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

5.1
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A young boy and a talented stray dog with an amazing basketball playing ability become instant friends. Rebounding from his father's accidental death, 12-year-old Josh Framm moves with his ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Martin Smith | Stars: Michael Jeter, Kevin Zegers, Wendy Makkena, Bill Cobbs

Votes: 14,154 | Gross: $24.63M

7/10

10. Under Wraps (1997 TV Movie)

G | 95 min | Comedy, Family, Horror

6.6
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Three kids accidentally re-animate a mummy on Halloween.

Director: Greg Beeman | Stars: Adam Wylie, Mario Yedidia, Clara Bryant, Ken Hudson Campbell

Votes: 1,966

7/10

11. Crayola Kids Adventures: Tales of Gulliver's Travels (1997 Video)

48 min

5.1
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An English boy named Gulliver visits four strange lands.

Director: Fritz Kiersch | Stars: Adam Wylie, Georgie Cranford, Cara DeLizia, Gary LeRoi Gray

Votes: 52

7/10

12. Crayola Kids Adventures: The Trojan Horse (1997 Video)

Adventure, Comedy, History

5.5
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This is a more kid-friendly version of the Illiad

Director: Michael Kruzan | Stars: Adam Wylie, Cody Anders, Georgie Cranford, Cara DeLizia

Votes: 64

7/10

13. Jungle 2 Jungle (1997)

PG | 105 min | Comedy, Family

5.1
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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: 19,763 | Gross: $59.93M

7/10

14. Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas (1997 Video)

G | 72 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

6.1
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Astonished to find the Beast has a deep-seeded hatred for the Christmas season, Belle endeavors to change his mind on the matter.

Director: Andrew Knight | Stars: Paige O'Hara, Robby Benson, Jerry Orbach, David Ogden Stiers

Votes: 7,319

7/10

15. The Wonderful World of Disney (1995–2005)
Episode: Cinderella (1997)

G | 88 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.5
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Updated version of the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical of the classic fairy-tale, with an all-star, multi-racial cast.

Director: Robert Iscove | Stars: Brandy Norwood, Bernadette Peters, Veanne Cox, Natalie Desselle Reid

Votes: 5,028

7/10

16. Hercules (1997)

G | 93 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.3
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74 Metascore

The son of the Greek Gods Zeus and Hera is stripped of his immortality as an infant and must become a true hero in order to reclaim it.

Directors: Ron Clements, John Musker | Stars: Tate Donovan, Susan Egan, James Woods, Josh Keaton

Votes: 163,731 | Gross: $99.05M

7/10

17. Liar Liar (1997)

PG-13 | 86 min | Comedy, Fantasy

6.8
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70 Metascore

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.

Director: Tom Shadyac | Stars: Jim Carrey, Maura Tierney, Amanda Donohoe, Jennifer Tilly

Votes: 242,273 | Gross: $181.41M

7/10

18. A Rugrats Vacation (1997 Video)

55 min | Animation, Family

6.7
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The Rugrats are going to Las Vegas.

Director: Anthony Bell | Stars: Elizabeth Daily, Christine Cavanaugh, Kath Soucie, Jack Riley

Votes: 121

7/10

19. Leprechaun 4: In Space (1996 Video)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

3.5
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Our deadly leprechaun is in space to woo a beautiful princess who is impressed with his gold and desires to separate him from it.

Director: Brian Trenchard-Smith | Stars: Warwick Davis, Brent Jasmer, Jessica Collins, Guy Siner

Votes: 5,016

7/10

20. McHale's Navy (1997)

PG | 108 min | Action, Comedy

4.4
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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 ... See full summary »

Director: Bryan Spicer | Stars: Tom Arnold, Dean Stockwell, Ernest Borgnine, Debra Messing

Votes: 5,778 | Gross: $4.53M

7/10

21. Mousehunt (1997)

PG | 98 min | Comedy, Family

6.4
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54 Metascore

Two stumblebum inheritors are determined to rid their antique house of a mouse who is equally determined to stay where he is.

Director: Gore Verbinski | Stars: Nathan Lane, Lee Evans, Vicki Lewis, Maury Chaykin

Votes: 44,987 | Gross: $61.92M

7/10

22. For Richer or Poorer (1997)

PG-13 | 115 min | Comedy

5.7
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A real estate hustler and his wife hide from the IRS among the Amish.

Director: Bryan Spicer | Stars: Tim Allen, Kirstie Alley, Jay O. Sanders, Michael Lerner

Votes: 8,692 | Gross: $31.61M

6 or 7/10

23. Kicked in the Head (1997)

R | 87 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

3.7
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Redmond is a young guy who can't find what to do with his life. When his uncle Sam gives him the bag to deliver to some uptown connection he fails to do so and it gets them in trouble with ... See full summary »

Director: Matthew Harrison | Stars: Kevin Corrigan, Linda Fiorentino, Michael Rapaport, Lili Taylor

Votes: 841 | Gross: $0.10M

6 or 7/10

24. A Simple Wish (1997)

PG | 89 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

5.4
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Murray is a male fairy godmother, and he's trying to help 8-year-old Anabel to fulfill her "simple wish" - that her father Oliver, who is a cab driver, would win the leading role in a ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Ritchie | Stars: Martin Short, Mara Wilson, Robert Pastorelli, Ruby Dee

Votes: 4,603 | Gross: $8.12M

6/10

25. The Wonderful World of Disney (1995–2005)
Episode: Toothless (1997)

92 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

6.0
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A dentist is cast into limbo after her death in a bike accident and is given the assignment to act as The Tooth Fairy as her action to be admitted into heaven.

Director: Melanie Mayron | Stars: Kirstie Alley, Dale Midkiff, Ross Malinger, Daryl Mitchell

Votes: 1,891

6/10

26. Men in Black (1997)

PG-13 | 98 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

7.3
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71 Metascore

A police officer joins a secret organization that polices and monitors extraterrestrial interactions on Earth.

Director: Barry Sonnenfeld | Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith, Linda Fiorentino, Vincent D'Onofrio

Votes: 445,163 | Gross: $250.69M

6/10

27. Cats Don't Dance (1997)

G | 75 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.9
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Danny, an ambitious singing and dancing cat, goes to Hollywood and overcomes several obstacles to fulfill his dream of becoming a movie star.

Director: Mark Dindal | Stars: Scott Bakula, Jasmine Guy, Natalie Cole, Ashley Peldon

Votes: 6,111 | Gross: $3.56M

6/10