Must see 1997

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1.
Dobermann (1997)
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The charismatic criminal Dobermann, who got his first gun when he was christened, leads a gang of brutal robbers... (103 mins.)
Director: Jan Kounen
 
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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
 
3.
In the Company of Men (1997)
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Two business executives--one an avowed misogynist, the other recently emotionally wounded by his love interest--set out to exact revenge on the female gender by seeking out the most innocent, uncorrupted girl they can find and ruining her life. (97 mins.)
Director: Neil Labute
 
4.
Gummo (1997)
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Lonely residents of a tornado-stricken Ohio town wander the deserted landscape trying to fulfill their boring, nihilistic lives. (89 mins.)
Director: Harmony Korine
 
5.
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
 
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The Saint (1997)
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Simon Templar has no real family, no real home and Simon Templar isn't even his real name. Yet Simon Templar... (116 mins.)
Director: Phillip Noyce
 
7.
Absolute Power (1997)
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A career thief witnesses a horrific crime involving the U.S. President. (121 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
 
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G.I. Jane (1997)
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A female Senator succeeds in enrolling a woman into Combined Reconnaissance Team training where everyone expects her to fail. (125 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
 
9.
Welcome to Sarajevo (1997)
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Journalist Floyd from US, Michael Henderson from UK and their teams meet the beginning of Bosnian war in Sarajevo... (103 mins.)
 
10.
The Borrowers (1997)
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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. (89 mins.)
Director: Peter Hewitt
 
11.
The Jackal (1997)
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An imprisoned IRA fighter is freed to help stop a brutal, seemingly "faceless" assassin from completing his next job. (124 mins.)
 
12.
The Boxer (1997)
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Young Danny Flynn is released from prison after 14 years after "taking the rap" for the IRA and tries to rebuild his life in his old Belfast neighborhood. (113 mins.)
Director: Jim Sheridan
 
13.
The Postman (1997)
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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
 
14.
Amistad (1997)
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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.)
 
15.
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
 
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Affliction (1997)
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A deeply troubled small town cop investigates a suspicious hunting death while events occur that cause him to mentally disintergrate. (114 mins.)
Director: Paul Schrader
 
17.
The Spanish Prisoner (1997)
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An employee of a corporation with a lucrative secret process is tempted to betray it. But there's more to it than that. (110 mins.)
Director: David Mamet
 
18.
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
 
19.
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.)
 
20.
The Brave (1997)
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A down-on-his-luck American Indian recently released from jail is offered the chance to "star" as the victim of a snuff film, the resulting pay of which could greatly help his poverty stricken family. (123 mins.)
Director: Johnny Depp
 
21.
The Butcher Boy (1997)
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Francie and Joe live the usual playful, fantasy filled childhoods of normal boys. However, with a violent... (110 mins.)
Director: Neil Jordan
 
22.
Twenty Four Seven (1997)
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In a typical English working-class town, the juveniles have nothing more to do than hang around in gangs... (96 mins.)
Director: Shane Meadows
 
23.
Kiss the Girls (1997)
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Police hunting for a serial killer are helped when a victim manages to escape for the first time. (115 mins.)
Director: Gary Fleder
 
24.
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.)
 
25.
Vegas Vacation (1997)
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In the fourth outing for the vacation franchise, the Griswolds have to survive Vegas fever when they go to Las Vegas for a fun family vacation. (93 mins.)
Director: Stephen Kessler
 
26.
Romy and Michele's High School Reunion (1997)
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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
 
27.
Mousehunt (1997)
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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
 
28.
Double Team (1997)
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Counter-terrorist Jack Quinn misses his target, Stavros, on the eve of his final mission. From there... (93 mins.)
Director: Hark Tsui
 
29.
Mr. Nice Guy (1997)
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A Chinese chef accidentally gets involved with a news reporter who filmed a drug bust that went awry and is now being chased by gangs who are trying to get the video tape. (88 mins.)
Director: Samo Hung
 
30.
Deep Cover (1997)
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FBI agent, expert in martial arts, become the main target for a gangster, after she kills one of his closest employees. (108 mins.)
 
31.
Snow White: A Tale of Terror (1997)
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In this dark take on the fairy tale, the growing hatred of a noblewoman, secretly a practitioner of the dark arts, for her stepdaughter, and the witch's horrifying attempts to kill her. (100 mins.)
Director: Michael Cohn