10 Best Horror Films of 1997by nauru-1 | created - 11 Aug 2013 | updated - 26 Mar 2016 | Public
Although a few of the films are not always considered horror and as a consequence do not bring iconic horror images to mind, this is quite a solid top ten, especially considering other years around this time. As the decade begins to draw to a close, the rising quantity of films being made leads to more diversity even if Hollywood horror leaves a lot to be desired.
Notable Films sometimes labelled as horror: Open Your Eyes, Insomnia, The Game, Photographing Fairies
Notable Films that didn't make the cut: Mimic, Alien: Resurrection, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Nightwatch, The Ugly, The Night Flier, Wishmaster, Campfire Tales, Snow White: A Tale of Terror, I Know What You Did Last Summer, Under Wraps, The Shining, Ghosts, The Tale of Sweeney Todd, Perdita Durango, Spawn, An American Werewolf in Paris, The Relic, Tower of Terror, Quicksilver Highway
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1. Funny Games (1997)
Not Rated | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Two violent young men take a mother, father, and son hostage in their vacation cabin and force them to play sadistic "games" with one another for their own amusement.
2. 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: 109,544 | Gross: $3.80M
3. Cube (1997)
R | 90 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Six complete strangers of widely varying personality characteristics are involuntarily placed in an endless maze containing deadly traps.
Votes: 178,122 | Gross: $0.50M
4. Cure (1997)
111 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery
A frustrated detective deals with the case of several gruesome murders committed by people who have no recollection of what they've done.
Votes: 7,338 | Gross: $0.09M
5. Riget (1994–1997)
TV-MA | 279 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Doctors at an ultramodern hospital in Denmark become convinced, by way of weird, inexplicable happenings, that the place is haunted.
Votes: 15,122 | Gross: $0.09M
6. 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: 132,808 | Gross: $26.67M
7. Perfect Blue (1997)
R | 81 min | Animation, Horror, Mystery
A retired pop singer turned actress' sense of reality is shaken when she is stalked by an obsessed fan and seemingly a ghost of her past.
Votes: 35,434 | Gross: $0.11M
8. 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: 283,374 | Gross: $60.98M
9. 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: 135,204 | Gross: $101.36M
10. Intensity (1997 TV Movie)
186 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
Chyna Shepherd is a twenty-six-year-old psychology student who survived an extremely troubled past. While visiting Laura Templeton's house, a farm in the Napa Valley, a serial killer named ... See full summary »