Best in Film - 1997

Best Picture Nominees:
* = winner
1. Titanic* - 10/10
2. As Good as It Gets - 9/10
3. L.A. Confidential - 9/10
4. Good Will Hunting - 6/10
Total Films Seen: 4/5
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1.
Titanic (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 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
“ 10/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
2.
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
“ 10/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
3.
Air Force One (1997)
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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.)
“ 10/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
4.
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.)
“ 10/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
5.
Anastasia (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
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. (94 mins.)
“ 10/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
6.
Jackie Brown (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
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.)
“ 9/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
7.
Mousehunt (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Two stumblebum inheritors are determined to rid their antique house of a mouse who is equally determined to stay where he is. (98 mins.)
Director: Gore Verbinski
“ 9/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
8.
Absolute Power (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A career thief witnesses a horrific crime involving the U.S. President. (121 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
“ 9/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
9.
Anaconda (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  
A "National Geographic" film crew is taken hostage by an insane hunter, who takes them along on his quest to capture the world's largest - and deadliest - snake. (89 mins.)
Director: Luis Llosa
“ 9/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
10.
As Good as It Gets (1997)
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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
“ 9/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
11.
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.)
“ 9/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
12.
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
“ 9/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
13.
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
“ 8/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
14.
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
“ 8/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
15.
Beverly Hills Ninja (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
A man tries to rescue a woman with a little help from his half brother. (88 mins.)
Director: Dennis Dugan
“ 8/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
16.
Hercules (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
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. (93 mins.)
“ 8/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
17.
Romy and Michele's High School Reunion (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Two dense, inseparable friends hit the road for their 10-year high school reunion and concoct an elaborate lie about their lives in order to impress their classmates. (92 mins.)
Director: David Mirkin
“ 8/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
18.
Donnie Brasco (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
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
“ 8/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
19.
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 intelligent aliens, who send plans for a mysterious machine. (150 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
“ 8/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
20.
Cop Land (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
The sheriff of a suburban New Jersey community populated by New York City policemen slowly discovers the town is a front for mob connections and corruption. (104 mins.)
Director: James Mangold
“ 8/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
21.
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
“ 7/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
22.
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 the lawyer turns his son down for the last time. (86 mins.)
Director: Tom Shadyac
“ 7/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
23.
Wag the Dog (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
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. (97 mins.)
Director: Barry Levinson
“ 7/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
24.
Cats Don't Dance (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Danny, an ambitious singing/dancing cat, goes to Hollywood and overcomes several obstacles to fulfill his dream of becoming a movie star. (75 mins.)
Director: Mark Dindal
“ 7/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford
 
25.
Amistad (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
About a 1839 mutiny aboard a slave ship that is traveling towards the northeastern coast of America. Much of the story involves a court-room drama about the free man who led the revolt. (155 mins.)
“ 7/10 ” - JackRabbitRutherford