1997 Best to Worst Filmsby paulkatsaros | created - 11 Jan 2013 | updated - 06 Sep 2015 | Public
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1. Jackie Brown (1997)
R | 154 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A middle-aged woman finds herself in the middle of a huge conflict that will either make her a profit or cost her life.
Votes: 260,464 | Gross: $39.67M
2. L.A. Confidential (1997)
R | 138 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
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.
Votes: 453,521 | Gross: $64.62M
3. Open Your Eyes (1997)
R | 117 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
A very handsome man finds the love of his life, but he suffers an accident and needs to have his face rebuilt by surgery after it is severely disfigured.
Votes: 56,444 | Gross: $0.37M
6. The Game (1997)
R | 129 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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.
Votes: 288,780 | Gross: $48.32M
7. As Good as It Gets (1997)
PG-13 | 139 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A single mother and waitress, a misanthropic author, and a gay artist form an unlikely friendship after the artist is assaulted in a robbery.
Votes: 239,837 | Gross: $148.48M
8. Donnie Brasco (1997)
R | 127 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
An FBI undercover agent infiltrates the mob and finds himself identifying more with the mafia life, at the expense of his regular one.
Votes: 241,471 | Gross: $41.91M
9. Good Will Hunting (1997)
R | 126 min | Drama
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.
Votes: 685,892 | Gross: $138.43M
12. Fireworks (1997)
103 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
Nishi leaves the police in the face of harrowing personal and professional difficulties. Spiraling into depression, he makes questionable decisions.
Votes: 22,990 | Gross: $0.23M
13. The Boxer (1997)
R | 113 min | Drama, Romance, Sport
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.
Votes: 15,611 | Gross: $5.80M
16. Life Is Beautiful (1997)
PG-13 | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, War
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.
Votes: 483,999 | Gross: $57.60M
17. The Fifth Element (1997)
PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
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.
Votes: 374,346 | Gross: $63.54M
18. Chasing Amy (1997)
R | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Holden and Banky are comic book artists. Everything's going good for them until they meet Alyssa, also a comic book artist. Holden falls for her, but his hopes are crushed when he finds out she's a lesbian.
Votes: 120,338 | Gross: $12.01M
20. The Devil's Advocate (1997)
R | 144 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
An exceptionally adept Florida lawyer is offered a job to work in New York City for a high-end law firm with a high-end boss - the biggest opportunity of his career to date.
Votes: 281,908 | Gross: $60.98M
21. Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)
PG-13 | 89 min | Adventure, Comedy
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.
Votes: 195,007 | Gross: $53.88M
22. Grosse Pointe Blank (1997)
R | 107 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
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.
Votes: 78,134 | Gross: $28.01M
23. Cop Land (1997)
R | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
The Sheriff of a suburban New Jersey community, populated by New York City police officers, slowly discovers the town is a front for mob connections and corruption.
Votes: 74,557 | Gross: $44.89M
24. Contact (1997)
PG | 150 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Dr. Ellie Arroway, after years of searching, finds conclusive radio proof of extraterrestrial intelligence, sending plans for a mysterious machine.
Votes: 220,042 | Gross: $100.92M
25. Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
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.
Votes: 159,007 | Gross: $125.33M
26. Event Horizon (1997)
R | 96 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A rescue crew investigates a spaceship that disappeared into a black hole and has now returned...with someone or something new on-board.
Votes: 132,141 | Gross: $26.67M
29. Air Force One (1997)
R | 124 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
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.
Votes: 157,051 | Gross: $172.96M
31. Lost Highway (1997)
R | 134 min | Mystery, Thriller
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.
Votes: 108,869 | Gross: $3.80M
32. Face/Off (1997)
R | 138 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
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.
Votes: 304,501 | Gross: $112.23M
33. Con Air (1997)
R | 115 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Newly paroled ex-con and former U.S. Ranger Cameron Poe finds himself trapped in a prisoner transport plane when the passengers seize control.
Votes: 241,318 | Gross: $101.12M
34. Scream 2 (1997)
R | 120 min | Horror, Mystery
Two years after the first series of murders, a new psychopath dons the Ghostface costume and a new string of killings begins.
Votes: 134,652 | Gross: $101.36M
35. Alien: Resurrection (1997)
R | 109 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
200 years after her death, Ellen Ripley is revived as a powerful human/alien hybrid clone who must continue her battle against the aliens. Along with a crew of space pirates, Ripley must also prevent the deadly aliens from reaching Earth.
Votes: 193,246 | Gross: $47.75M
37. The Postman (1997)
R | 177 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
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.
Votes: 60,299 | Gross: $17.63M
38. Seven Years in Tibet (1997)
PG-13 | 136 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
True story of Heinrich Harrer, an Austrian mountain climber who became friends with the Dalai Lama at the time of China's takeover of Tibet.
Votes: 104,847 | Gross: $37.96M
40. The Jackal (1997)
R | 124 min | Action, Crime, Drama
An imprisoned IRA fighter is freed to help stop a brutal, seemingly "faceless" assassin from completing his next job.
Votes: 93,517 | Gross: $54.93M
42. The Saint (1997)
PG-13 | 116 min | Action, Adventure, Romance
Simon Templar (The Saint), is a thief for hire, whose latest job to steal the secret process for cold fusion puts him at odds with a traitor bent on toppling the Russian government, as well as the woman who holds its secret.
Votes: 54,851 | Gross: $61.36M
44. U Turn (1997)
R | 125 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A man heading to Vegas to pay off his gambling debt before the Russian mafia kills him, is forced to stop in an Arizona town where everything that can go wrong, does go wrong.
Votes: 44,371 | Gross: $6.63M
46. The Edge (1997)
R | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
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.
Votes: 59,961 | Gross: $27.78M
47. Dante's Peak (1997)
PG-13 | 108 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
A vulcanologist arrives at a countryside town recently named the second most desirable place to live in America, and discovers that the long dormant volcano, Dante's Peak, may wake up at any moment.
Votes: 68,008 | Gross: $67.13M
48. Private Parts (1997)
R | 109 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
The autobiographical story of Howard Stern, the radio rebel who is now also a TV personality, an author and a movie star.
Votes: 30,880 | Gross: $41.20M
49. Vegas Vacation (1997)
PG | 93 min | Comedy
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.
Votes: 36,605 | Gross: $36.43M
50. Bean (1997)
PG-13 | 89 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
The bumbling Mr. Bean travels to America when he is given the responsibility of bringing a highly valuable painting to a Los Angeles museum.
Votes: 82,261 | Gross: $45.32M
51. Mimic (1997)
R | 105 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
Three years ago, entomologist Dr. Susan Tyler genetically created an insect to kill cockroaches carrying a virulent disease. Now, the insects are out to destroy their only predator, mankind.
Votes: 39,643 | Gross: $25.48M
53. The Peacemaker (1997)
R | 124 min | Action, Thriller
A US Army colonel and a civilian woman supervising him must track down stolen Russian nuclear weapons before they're used by terrorists.
Votes: 48,775 | Gross: $41.26M
54. Good Burger (1997)
PG | 95 min | Comedy, Family
Two dim-witted teenagers are forced to save the fast food restaurant they work at from going out of business, despite a new-and-improved burger joint opening across the street that want to be the "Top Dog" in the fast food industry.
Votes: 22,462 | Gross: $23.69M
55. My Best Friend's Wedding (1997)
PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 107,410 | Gross: $127.12M
57. Nothing to Lose (1997)
R | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
When a man (Robbins) believes he has discovered that his wife is having an affair with his boss, it sets off a chain reaction of events. First he wanders into a ghetto where a robber (... See full summary »
Votes: 38,411 | Gross: $44.46M
61. Kundun (1997)
PG-13 | 134 min | Biography, Drama, History
From childhood to adulthood, Tibet's fourteenth Dalai Lama deals with Chinese oppression and other problems.
Votes: 23,024 | Gross: $5.53M
62. Double Team (1997)
R | 93 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
An international spy teams up with an arms dealer to escape from a penal colony and rescue his family from a terrorist.
Votes: 27,175 | Gross: $11.44M
65. The Man Who Knew Too Little (1997)
PG | 94 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Wallace Ritchie is mistaken for a spy and must stop a plot to assassinate international leaders at a banquet.
Votes: 25,614 | Gross: $13.80M
66. Gridlock'd (1997)
R | 91 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
After a friend overdoses, Spoon and Stretch decide to kick their drug habits and attempt to enroll in a government detox program. Their efforts are hampered by seemingly endless red tape, ... See full summary »
Votes: 12,647 | Gross: $5.48M
68. An American Werewolf in Paris (1997)
R | 105 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
An American man unwittingly gets involved with French werewolves who have developed a serum allowing them to transform at will.
Votes: 20,404 | Gross: $26.57M
69. Mr. Nice Guy (1997)
PG-13 | 88 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
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.
Votes: 21,609 | Gross: $12.67M
73. Red Corner (1997)
R | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
An American attorney on business in China is wrongfully arrested and put on trial for murder, with a female defense lawyer from the country the only key to proving his innocence.
Votes: 14,003 | Gross: $22.42M
74. Metroland (1997)
R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama
The sudden reappearance of his best friend Toni, after ten years absence, causes Chris to remember his past, to question some of his lifestyle decisions and to re-evaluate his life and marriage to Marion.
Votes: 2,927 | Gross: $0.30M
76. The Relic (1997)
R | 110 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
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.
Votes: 20,764 | Gross: $33.96M
77. A Life Less Ordinary (1997)
R | 103 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy
Ewan McGregor stars as a cleaning man in Los Angeles, who takes his boss' daughter hostage after being fired and replaced by a robot. Two "angels", who are in charge of human relationships ... See full summary »
Votes: 31,622 | Gross: $4.27M
78. Romy and Michele's High School Reunion (1997)
R | 92 min | Comedy
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.
Votes: 36,300 | Gross: $29.21M
79. Murder at 1600 (1997)
R | 107 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A 25 year old female White House staffer, Carla Town, is murdered in the White House. D.C. homicide detective Regis is assigned to investigate, only to find evidence suppressed by the ... See full summary »
Votes: 25,129 | Gross: $25.83M
80. Turbulence (1997)
R | 100 min | Action, Thriller
After a shootout on a flight transporting prisoners, a stewardess must outwit a smooth-talking serial killer and land the plane herself.
Votes: 9,519 | Gross: $11.47M
81. I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)
R | 101 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
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.
Votes: 114,303 | Gross: $72.59M
82. Anaconda (1997)
PG-13 | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Horror
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.
Votes: 80,455 | Gross: $65.89M
83. Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997)
PG-13 | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
A group of martial arts warriors have only six days to save the Earth from an extra-dimensional invasion.
Votes: 39,201 | Gross: $35.93M
85. Kull the Conqueror (1997)
PG-13 | 95 min | Fantasy, Action, Adventure
An barbarian warrior becomes a king when he defeats a king in armed combat and the king's heir conspire to overthrow him and reclaim the throne by resurrecting an evil sorceress.
Votes: 6,956 | Gross: $6.09M
86. Leave It to Beaver (1997)
PG | 84 min | Comedy, Family
The Cleavers are an all-American family living in Ohio - wise father Ward, loving mother June, teen-age son Wally and 8-year-old "Beaver" Theodore. Beaver hopes to get a bike as a gift from... See full summary »
Votes: 3,420 | Gross: $10.71M
87. Mean Guns (1997)
R | 104 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
A gangster boss (Ice-T) has a list of about 100 people who have screwed up at one point or another. Rather than outright killing them, he decides to have a little fun by putting all of them... See full summary »
88. Snow White: A Tale of Terror (1997)
R | 100 min | Fantasy, Horror
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.
90. Fire Down Below (1997)
R | 105 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
Environmental protection agent Jack Taggart is fighting big business types led by Orin Hanner who are dumping toxic waste somewhere in the Kentucky hills region. They also killed his fellow... See full summary »
Votes: 14,666 | Gross: $16.23M
91. Most Wanted (1997)
R | 99 min | Action, Thriller
A Marine on death row is recruited by a shadowy U.S. military officer as part of a top-secret ops team, then gets framed for murder when the team and it's officer set him up as the fall guy for the assassination of the First Lady.
Votes: 5,117 | Gross: $6.32M
92. Fathers' Day (1997)
PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Romance
A woman cons two old boyfriends into searching for her runaway son by convincing both that they are the boy's father.
Votes: 12,957 | Gross: $28.66M
93. Addicted to Love (1997)
R | 100 min | Comedy, Romance
Maggie's and Sam's former partners are in love; she wants revenge and he wants his lost love back, so they work together to break up the happy couple.
Votes: 20,951 | Gross: $34.66M
94. Trojan War (1997)
PG-13 | 85 min | Comedy
Brad is about to hook up with the girl of his dreams, but runs into a problem, no condom. So Brad sets out into the night to find one, running into many obstacles along the way, while not knowing his best friend, Leah is in love with him.
Votes: 5,054 | Gross: $0.00M
96. Out to Sea (1997)
PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Romance
A failed gambler, intent on meeting a rich widow, tricks his widowed brother-in-law into boarding a cruise ship as dance hosts.
Votes: 6,781 | Gross: $27.97M
97. Home Alone 3 (1997)
PG | 102 min | Comedy, Crime, Family
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.
Votes: 84,642 | Gross: $30.88M
98. McHale's Navy (1997)
PG | 108 min | Action, Comedy
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 »
Votes: 5,749 | Gross: $4.53M
99. Jungle 2 Jungle (1997)
PG | 105 min | Comedy, Family
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.
Votes: 19,613 | Gross: $59.93M
100. Steel (1997)
PG-13 | 97 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
John Henry Irons designs weapons for the military. When his project to create weapons that harmlessly neutralize soldiers is sabotaged, he leaves in disgust. When he sees gangs are using ... See full summary »
Votes: 9,384 | Gross: $1.71M