Films Released in 1997

This list includes films released in 1997 that I have watched.
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1.
A Simple Wish (1997)
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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... (89 mins.)
Director: Michael Ritchie
 
2.
Air Bud (1997)
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A young boy and a talented stray dog with an amazing basketball playing ability become instant friends... (98 mins.)
 
3.
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.)
 
4.
Anaconda (1997)
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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
 
5.
Anastasia (1997)
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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.)
 
6.
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
 
7.
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)
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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
 
8.
Breakdown (1997)
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A man searches for his missing wife after his car breaks down in the middle of the desert. (93 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Mostow
 
9.
Casper: A Spirited Beginning (1997 Video)
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Casper tells the story of how he became such a good-natured ghost. (90 mins.)
Director: Sean McNamara
 
10.
Chasing Amy (1997)
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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 gay. (113 mins.)
Director: Kevin Smith
 
11.
Con Air (1997)
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Newly paroled ex-con and former U.S. Ranger Cameron Poe finds himself trapped in a prisoner transport plane when the passengers seize control. (115 mins.)
Director: Simon West
 
12.
Cube (1997)
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Six complete strangers of widely varying personality characteristics are involuntarily placed in an endless kafkaesque maze containing deadly traps. (90 mins.)
Director: Vincenzo Natali
 
13.
Face/Off (1997)
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In order to foil an extortion plot, an FBI agent undergoes a face-transplant surgery and assumes the identity and physical appearance of a ruthless terrorist, but the plan turns from bad to worse when the same criminal impersonates the cop. (138 mins.)
Director: John Woo
 
14.
Flubber (1997)
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An absent-minded professor discovers "flubber," a rubber-like super-bouncy substance. (93 mins.)
Director: Les Mayfield
 
15.
Free Willy 3: The Rescue (1997)
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A teenage Jesse and old friend Randolph try to foil an illegal whaler threatening Willy and his pregnant mate. (86 mins.)
Director: Sam Pillsbury
 
16.
Funny Games (1997)
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Two psychotic 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. (108 mins.)
Director: Michael Haneke
 
17.
The Game (1997)
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Nicholas Van Orton is a very wealthy San Francisco banker, but he is an absolute loner, even spending his birthday alone... (129 mins.)
Director: David Fincher
 
18.
Gattaca (1997)
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A genetically inferior man assumes the identity of a superior one in order to pursue his lifelong dream of space travel. (106 mins.)
Director: Andrew Niccol
 
19.
George of the Jungle (1997)
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A man raised in the jungle by apes falls in love with a wealthy American heiress. (92 mins.)
Director: Sam Weisman
 
20.
Good Burger (1997)
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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. (103 mins.)
Director: Brian Robbins
 
21.
Good Will Hunting (1997)
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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. (126 mins.)
Director: Gus Van Sant
 
22.
Grosse Pointe Blank (1997)
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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. (107 mins.)
Director: George Armitage
 
23.
Hands on a Hard Body: The Documentary (1997 Documentary)
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Twenty-four contestants compete in an endurance/sleep deprivation contest in order to win a brand new Nissan Hardbody truck... (98 mins.)
Director: S.R. Bindler
 
24.
Hercules (1997)
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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.)
 
25.
Home Alone 3 (1997)
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Alex Pruitt, a young boy of nine living in Chicago, fend off thieves who seek a top-secret chip in his toy car to support a North Korean terrorist organization's next deed. (102 mins.)
Director: Raja Gosnell
 
26.
Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves (1997 Video)
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Wayne Szalinzki a wacky, absent-minded inventor, is back again but only this time he decides to use his infamous shrink machine just one more time... (74 mins.)
Director: Dean Cundey
 
27.
The Ice Storm (1997)
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1973, suburban New Canaan, Connecticut: middle class families experimenting with casual sex and substance abuse find their lives beyond their control. (112 mins.)
Director: Ang Lee
 
28.
I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)
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Four teens are in great danger one year after their car hits a stranger whose body they dump in the sea. (101 mins.)
Director: Jim Gillespie
 
29.
In & Out (1997)
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A midwestern teacher questions his sexuality after a former student makes a comment about him at the Academy Awards. (90 mins.)
Director: Frank Oz
 
30.
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
 
31.
Insomnia (2002)
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Two Los Angeles homicide detectives are dispatched to a northern town where the sun doesn't set to investigate the methodical murder of a local teen. (118 mins.)
 
32.
Jungle 2 Jungle (1997)
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A New Yorker suddenly learns he has a thirteen-year-old son who's been raised in the jungle. He brings the boy to New York City, and that's where the fun starts. (105 mins.)
Director: John Pasquin
 
33.
L.A. Confidential (1997)
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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
 
34.
The Land Before Time V: The Mysterious Island (1997 Video)
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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... (74 mins.)
 
35.
Leave It to Beaver (1997)
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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... (84 mins.)
Director: Andy Cadiff
 
36.
Liar Liar (1997)
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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
 
37.
Life Is Beautiful (1997)
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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. (116 mins.)
Director: Roberto Benigni
 
38.
The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
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A research team is sent to the Jurassic Park Site B island to study the dinosaurs there while another team approaches with another agenda. (129 mins.)
 
39.
Men in Black (1997)
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A police officer joins a secret organization that polices and monitors extraterrestrial interactions on Earth. (98 mins.)
 
40.
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
 
41.
Mr. Magoo (1997)
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The myopic millionaire defeats jewel smugglers in his usual bumbling manner. (87 mins.)
Director: Stanley Tong
 
42.
My Best Friend's Wedding (1997)
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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. (105 mins.)
Director: P.J. Hogan
 
43.
The Peacemaker (1997)
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A US Army colonel and a civilian woman supervising him must track down stolen Russian nuclear weapons before they're used by terrorists. (124 mins.)
Director: Mimi Leder
 
44.
Perfect Body (1997 TV Movie)
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Andie Bradley is a gymnast with big dreams for the Olympics. When offered to work with one of the leading coaches in the U.S.... (100 mins.)
Director: Douglas Barr
 
45.
Pippi Longstocking (1997)
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Pippi is a little girl who lives alone in her house, while her captain is sailing the sees. With Pippi we meet her horse, her monkey and her two friends Tommy and Anika. Together they go on many journeys through the neighborhood! (76 mins.)
 
46.
Prefontaine (1997)
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Based on the life of Olympic hopeful Steve Prefontaine, a long distance runner who lived in Oregon and died young (106 mins.)
Director: Steve James
 
47.
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
 
48.
Scream 2 (1997)
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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
 
49.
Soul Food (1997)
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One person can keep a family together and, when that one person is gone, a family can be torn apart. (115 mins.)
 
50.
Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997)
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A computer hacker breaks into the computer system of the Seabourn Legend cruise liner and sets it speeding on a collision course into a gigantic oil tanker. (121 mins.)
Director: Jan de Bont
 
51.
Spice World (1997)
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World famous pop group The Spice Girls zip around London in their luxurious double decker tour bus having various adventures and performing for their fans. (93 mins.)
Director: Bob Spiers
 
52.
The Sweet Hereafter (1997)
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A bus crash in a small town brings a lawyer to the town to defend the families, but he discovers that everything is not what it seems. (112 mins.)
Director: Atom Egoyan
 
53.
Taste of Cherry (1997)
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An Iranian man drives his truck in search of someone who will quietly bury him under a cherry tree after he commits suicide. (95 mins.)
 
54.
That Darn Cat (1997)
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A maid is kidnapped and scratches a message onto D.C. the cat's collar and when his owner Patti discovers this, she plays amateur detective with the help of D.C. to try to find the culprits. (89 mins.)
Director: Bob Spiers
 
55.
Titanic (1997)
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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
 
56.
Toothless (1997 TV Movie)
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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... (92 mins.)
Director: Melanie Mayron
 
57.
Tower of Terror (1997 TV Movie)
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A disgraced reporter investigates an abandoned luxury hotel where five people mysteriously disappeared sixty years earlier. (89 mins.)
Director: D.J. MacHale
 
58.
Under Wraps (1997 TV Movie)
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Three kids accidentally re-animate a mummy on Halloween. (95 mins.)
Director: Greg Beeman
 
59.
Volcano (1997)
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A volcano erupts in downtown L.A., threatening to destroy the city. (104 mins.)
Director: Mick Jackson
 
60.
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