Released between 1997-01-01 and 1997-12-31 Catalog (Sorted by Number of Votes Descending)
2. Good Will Hunting (1997)
R | 126 min | Drama, Romance
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: 736,931 | Gross: $138.43M
3. Life Is Beautiful (1997)
PG-13 | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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: 526,741 | Gross: $57.60M
4. 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: 479,233 | Gross: $64.62M
5. Men in Black (1997)
PG-13 | 98 min | Adventure, Comedy, Mystery
A police officer joins a secret organization that polices and monitors extraterrestrial interactions on Earth.
Votes: 460,556 | Gross: $250.69M
6. 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: 390,738 | Gross: $63.54M
7. The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
PG-13 | 129 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A research team is sent to the Jurassic Park Site B island to study the dinosaurs there while another team approaches with another agenda.
Votes: 331,061 | Gross: $229.09M
8. 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: 317,509 | Gross: $112.23M
9. 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: 304,879 | Gross: $48.32M
10. The Devil's Advocate (1997)
R | 144 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
An exceptionally adept Florida lawyer is offered a job at a high-end New York City law firm with a high-end boss - the biggest opportunity of his career to date.
Votes: 293,916 | Gross: $60.98M
11. Princess Mononoke (1997)
PG-13 | 134 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy
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.
Votes: 281,103 | Gross: $2.38M
12. 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: 272,833 | Gross: $39.67M
15. 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: 250,805 | Gross: $101.12M
16. 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: 250,087 | Gross: $41.91M
17. 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: 248,024 | Gross: $148.48M
18. Starship Troopers (1997)
R | 129 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Humans in a fascist, militaristic future wage war with giant alien bugs in a satire of modern world politics.
Votes: 246,035 | Gross: $54.81M
19. 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: 229,477 | Gross: $100.92M
21. Batman & Robin (1997)
PG-13 | 125 min | Action, Sci-Fi
Batman and Robin try to keep their relationship together even as they must stop Mr. Freeze and Poison Ivy from freezing Gotham City.
Votes: 212,493 | Gross: $107.33M
22. 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. Along with a crew of space pirates, she must again battle the deadly aliens and stop them from reaching Earth.
Votes: 204,198 | Gross: $47.75M
23. Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)
PG-13 | 89 min | Adventure, Comedy
A 1960s 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: 201,637 | Gross: $53.88M
24. Cube (1997)
R | 90 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
6 complete strangers of widely varying personality characteristics are involuntarily placed in an endless maze containing deadly traps.
Votes: 185,296 | Gross: $0.50M
25. Hercules (1997)
G | 93 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
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.
Votes: 174,173 | Gross: $99.05M
26. 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: 164,519 | Gross: $125.33M
27. Air Force One (1997)
R | 124 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
Communist Radicals hijack Air Force One with The U.S. President and his family on board. The Vice President negotiates from Washington D.C., while the President, a Veteran, fights to rescue the hostages on board.
Votes: 163,188 | Gross: $172.96M
28. Scream 2 (1997)
R | 120 min | Horror, Mystery
Two years after the first series of murders, as Sydney acclimates to college life, someone donning the Ghostface costume begins a new string of killings.
Votes: 140,804 | Gross: $101.36M
29. 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: 139,280 | Gross: $26.67M
30. 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: 123,265 | Gross: $12.01M
31. I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)
R | 101 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Four young friends bound by a tragic accident are reunited when they find themselves being stalked by a hook-wielding maniac in their small seaside town.
Votes: 119,747 | Gross: $72.59M
32. 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: 114,752 | Gross: $3.80M
33. 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: 112,680 | Gross: $127.12M
34. 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: 109,409 | Gross: $37.96M
35. Anastasia (1997)
G | 94 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama
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.
Votes: 100,074 | Gross: $58.41M
36. The Jackal (1997)
R | 124 min | Action, Crime, Drama
An imprisoned I.R.A. fighter is freed to help stop a brutal, seemingly "faceless" assassin from completing his next job.
Votes: 97,334 | Gross: $54.93M
38. 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: 90,143 | Gross: $30.88M
39. 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: 86,729 | Gross: $45.32M
40. Conspiracy Theory (1997)
R | 135 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller
A man obsessed with conspiracy theories becomes a target after one of his theories turns out to be true. Unfortunately, in order to save himself, he has to figure out which theory it is.
Votes: 85,285 | Gross: $75.98M
41. Anaconda (1997)
PG-13 | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Horror
A "National Geographic" film crew is taken hostage by an insane hunter, who forces them along on his quest to capture the world's largest - and deadliest - snake.
Votes: 84,756 | Gross: $65.89M
42. 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: 80,635 | Gross: $28.01M
43. 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: 77,478 | Gross: $44.89M
45. Wag the Dog (1997)
R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama
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.
Votes: 73,258 | Gross: $43.02M
46. 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: 71,401 | Gross: $67.13M
48. Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997)
PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
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.
Votes: 67,444 | Gross: $48.61M
50. Amistad (1997)
R | 155 min | Drama, History
In 1839, the revolt of Mende captives aboard a Spanish owned ship causes a major controversy in the United States when the ship is captured off the coast of Long Island. The courts must decide whether the Mende are slaves or legally free.
Votes: 64,362 | Gross: $44.18M
52. 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: 62,813 | Gross: $17.63M
53. 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: 62,162 | Gross: $27.78M
55. 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: 58,502 | Gross: $0.37M
57. 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: 56,769 | Gross: $61.36M
58. Funny Games (1997)
Not Rated | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Horror
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.
61. 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: 50,141 | Gross: $41.26M
62. The Ice Storm (1997)
R | 112 min | Drama
In suburban New Canaan, Connecticut, 1973, middle class families experimenting with casual sex and substance abuse find their lives beyond their control.
Votes: 50,024 | Gross: $7.84M
63. Children of Heaven (1997)
PG | 89 min | Drama, Family
After a boy loses his sister's pair of shoes, he goes on a series of adventures in order to find them. When he can't, he tries a new way to "win" a new pair.
Votes: 47,754 | Gross: $0.93M
65. 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: 45,606 | Gross: $6.63M
69. 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: 41,774 | Gross: $25.48M
70. 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: 41,155 | Gross: $35.93M
71. 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: 40,496 | Gross: $44.46M
72. 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: 40,328 | Gross: $0.44M
73. Deconstructing Harry (1997)
R | 96 min | Comedy
Suffering from writer's block and eagerly awaiting his writing award, Harry Block remembers events from his past and scenes from his best-selling books as characters, real and fictional, come back to haunt him.
Votes: 39,164 | Gross: $10.57M
74. 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: 38,629 | Gross: $36.43M
75. 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: 37,860 | Gross: $29.21M
78. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997)
R | 155 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A visiting city reporter's assignment suddenly revolves around the murder trial of a local millionaire, whom he befriends.
Votes: 34,411 | Gross: $25.08M
79. A Life Less Ordinary (1997)
R | 103 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy
A desperate guy kidnaps a daughter of his former boss who recently fired him. Two angels are sent to Earth for checking if love is possible in this case.
Votes: 32,467 | Gross: $4.27M
81. 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: 31,736 | Gross: $41.20M
82. Spice World (1997)
PG | 93 min | Comedy, Family, Music
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.
Votes: 30,622 | Gross: $29.34M
83. Fools Rush In (1997)
PG-13 | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
After a one night stand with Alex, Isabel realizes that she is pregnant and they decide to get married. However, along with the marriage comes compromise of one's own cultural traditions.
Votes: 29,941 | Gross: $29.29M
85. 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: 28,387 | Gross: $11.44M
87. 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: 26,615 | Gross: $13.80M
88. 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: 26,128 | Gross: $25.83M
90. Live Flesh (1997)
R | 103 min | Drama
After leaving jail, Víctor is still in love with Elena, but she's married to the former cop -now basketball player- who became paralysed by a shot from Víctor's gun...
Votes: 25,366 | Gross: $1.54M
Not Rated | 90 min | Animation, Action, Drama
Concurrent theatrical ending of the TV series Shin Seiki Evangerion (1995).
93. 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: 24,131 | Gross: $0.23M
94. 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: 23,741 | Gross: $5.53M
96. 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: 23,241 | Gross: $23.69M
97. 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: 22,621 | Gross: $12.67M
98. 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: 21,841 | Gross: $33.96M
99. 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: 21,754 | Gross: $34.66M
100. Selena (1997)
PG | 127 min | Biography, Drama, Music
The true story of Selena Quintanilla-Perez, a Texas-born Tejano singer who rose from cult status to performing at the Astrodome, as well as having chart topping albums on the Latin music charts.
Votes: 21,747 | Gross: $35.42M