Most Voted Comedy Feature Films Released 1997-01-01 to 1997-12-31


1. Life Is Beautiful (1997)

PG-13 | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, War

8.6
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59 Metascore

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.

Director: Roberto Benigni | Stars: Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Giorgio Cantarini, Giustino Durano

Votes: 516,551 | Gross: $57.60M

2. Men in Black (1997)

PG-13 | 98 min | Adventure, Comedy, Mystery

7.3
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71 Metascore

A police officer joins a secret organization that polices and monitors extraterrestrial interactions on Earth.

Director: Barry Sonnenfeld | Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith, Linda Fiorentino, Vincent D'Onofrio

Votes: 454,875 | Gross: $250.69M

3. Liar Liar (1997)

PG-13 | 86 min | Comedy, Fantasy

6.9
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70 Metascore

A fast-track lawyer can't lie for 24 hours due to his son's birthday wish after he turns his son down for the last time.

Director: Tom Shadyac | Stars: Jim Carrey, Maura Tierney, Amanda Donohoe, Jennifer Tilly

Votes: 248,775 | Gross: $181.41M

4. As Good as It Gets (1997)

PG-13 | 139 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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67 Metascore

A single mother and waitress, a misanthropic author, and a gay artist form an unlikely friendship after the artist is assaulted in a robbery.

Director: James L. Brooks | Stars: Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Greg Kinnear, Cuba Gooding Jr.

Votes: 246,028 | Gross: $148.48M

5. Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)

PG-13 | 89 min | Adventure, Comedy

7.0
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51 Metascore

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.

Director: Jay Roach | Stars: Mike Myers, Elizabeth Hurley, Michael York, Mimi Rogers

Votes: 199,729 | Gross: $53.88M

6. Hercules (1997)

G | 93 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.3
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74 Metascore

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.

Directors: Ron Clements, John Musker | Stars: Tate Donovan, Susan Egan, James Woods, Josh Keaton

Votes: 170,937 | Gross: $99.05M

7. Chasing Amy (1997)

R | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3
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71 Metascore

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.

Director: Kevin Smith | Stars: Ben Affleck, Joey Lauren Adams, Ethan Suplee, Scott Mosier

Votes: 122,557 | Gross: $12.01M

8. My Best Friend's Wedding (1997)

PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.3
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50 Metascore

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.

Director: P.J. Hogan | Stars: Julia Roberts, Dermot Mulroney, Cameron Diaz, Rupert Everett

Votes: 111,249 | Gross: $127.12M

9. The Full Monty (1997)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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75 Metascore

Six unemployed steel workers form a male striptease act. The women cheer them on to go for "the full monty" - total nudity.

Director: Peter Cattaneo | Stars: Robert Carlyle, Tom Wilkinson, Mark Addy, Wim Snape

Votes: 89,952 | Gross: $45.95M

10. Home Alone 3 (1997)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

4.4
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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.

Director: Raja Gosnell | Stars: Alex D. Linz, Olek Krupa, Rya Kihlstedt, Lenny von Dohlen

Votes: 88,955 | Gross: $30.88M

11. Bean (1997)

PG-13 | 89 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.4
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52 Metascore

The bumbling Mr. Bean travels to America when he is given the responsibility of bringing a highly valuable painting to a Los Angeles museum.

Director: Mel Smith | Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Peter MacNicol, John Mills, Pamela Reed

Votes: 85,338 | Gross: $45.32M

12. Grosse Pointe Blank (1997)

R | 107 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.4
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76 Metascore

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.

Director: George Armitage | Stars: John Cusack, Minnie Driver, Dan Aykroyd, Joan Cusack

Votes: 79,913 | Gross: $28.01M

13. Flubber (1997)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

5.2
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37 Metascore

An absent-minded professor discovers "flubber," a rubber-like super-bouncy substance.

Director: Les Mayfield | Stars: Robin Williams, Marcia Gay Harden, Christopher McDonald, Ted Levine

Votes: 74,471 | Gross: $92.98M

14. Wag the Dog (1997)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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73 Metascore

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.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Robert De Niro, Anne Heche, Woody Harrelson

Votes: 72,773 | Gross: $43.02M

15. George of the Jungle (1997)

PG | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

5.4
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53 Metascore

A man raised in the jungle by apes falls in love with a wealthy American heiress.

Director: Sam Weisman | Stars: Brendan Fraser, Leslie Mann, Thomas Haden Church, Richard Roundtree

Votes: 62,873 | Gross: $105.26M

16. Mousehunt (1997)

PG | 98 min | Comedy

6.4
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54 Metascore

Two stumblebum inheritors are determined to rid their antique house of a mouse who is equally determined to stay where he is.

Director: Gore Verbinski | Stars: Nathan Lane, Lee Evans, Vicki Lewis, Maury Chaykin

Votes: 45,984 | Gross: $61.92M

17. Nothing to Lose (1997)

R | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.7
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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 »

Director: Steve Oedekerk | Stars: Martin Lawrence, Tim Robbins, John C. McGinley, Giancarlo Esposito

Votes: 40,173 | Gross: $44.46M

18. Deconstructing Harry (1997)

R | 96 min | Comedy

7.4
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61 Metascore

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.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Woody Allen, Judy Davis, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Stephanie Roth Haberle

Votes: 38,877 | Gross: $10.57M

19. Vegas Vacation (1997)

PG | 93 min | Comedy

5.9
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20 Metascore

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.

Director: Stephen Kessler | Stars: Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Randy Quaid, Ethan Embry

Votes: 38,108 | Gross: $36.43M

20. Romy and Michele's High School Reunion (1997)

R | 92 min | Comedy

6.2
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59 Metascore

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.

Director: David Mirkin | Stars: Mira Sorvino, Lisa Kudrow, Janeane Garofalo, Alan Cumming

Votes: 37,408 | Gross: $29.21M

21. In & Out (1997)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

6.3
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70 Metascore

A midwestern teacher questions his sexuality after a former student makes a comment about him at the Academy Awards.

Director: Frank Oz | Stars: Kevin Kline, Joan Cusack, Tom Selleck, Matt Dillon

Votes: 35,061 | Gross: $63.86M

22. Beverly Hills Ninja (1997)

PG-13 | 88 min | Action, Comedy

5.5
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27 Metascore

A man tries to rescue a woman with a little help from his half brother.

Director: Dennis Dugan | Stars: Chris Farley, Nicollette Sheridan, Robin Shou, Nathaniel Parker

Votes: 34,215 | Gross: $31.24M

23. A Life Less Ordinary (1997)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Crime, Fantasy

6.4
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35 Metascore

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 »

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: Cameron Diaz, Ewan McGregor, Holly Hunter, Delroy Lindo

Votes: 32,270 | Gross: $4.27M

24. Orgazmo (1997)

NC-17 | 94 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

6.2
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48 Metascore

Naive young Mormon Joe Young is recruited to act in porn movies.

Director: Trey Parker | Stars: Trey Parker, Dian Bachar, Robyn Lynne Raab, Michael Dean Jacobs

Votes: 32,185 | Gross: $0.58M

25. Private Parts (1997)

R | 109 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.8
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67 Metascore

The autobiographical story of Howard Stern, the radio rebel who is now also a TV personality, an author and a movie star.

Director: Betty Thomas | Stars: Howard Stern, Mary McCormack, Robin Quivers, Fred Norris

Votes: 31,511 | Gross: $41.20M

26. Spice World (1997)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Family, Music

3.4
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32 Metascore

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.

Director: Bob Spiers | Stars: Melanie Brown, Emma Bunton, Melanie C, Geri Horner

Votes: 30,251 | Gross: $29.34M

27. Fools Rush In (1997)

PG-13 | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.0
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37 Metascore

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.

Director: Andy Tennant | Stars: Matthew Perry, Salma Hayek, Jon Tenney, Carlos Gómez

Votes: 29,744 | Gross: $29.29M

28. Double Team (1997)

R | 93 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

4.7
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An international spy teams up with an arms dealer to escape from a penal colony and rescue his family from a terrorist.

Director: Hark Tsui | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dennis Rodman, Mickey Rourke, Paul Freeman

Votes: 28,104 | Gross: $11.44M

29. Gummo (1997)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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19 Metascore

Lonely residents of a tornado-stricken Ohio town wander the deserted landscape trying to fulfill their boring, nihilistic lives.

Director: Harmony Korine | Stars: Nick Sutton, Jacob Sewell, Lara Tosh, Jacob Reynolds

Votes: 27,739 | Gross: $0.02M

30. The Man Who Knew Too Little (1997)

PG | 94 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.6
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Wallace Ritchie is mistaken for a spy and must stop a plot to assassinate international leaders at a banquet.

Director: Jon Amiel | Stars: Bill Murray, Joanne Whalley, Peter Gallagher, Richard Wilson

Votes: 26,397 | Gross: $13.80M

31. Money Talks (1997)

R | 97 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.2
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Sought by police and criminals, a small-time huckster makes a deal with a TV newsman for protection.

Director: Brett Ratner | Stars: Charlie Sheen, Chris Tucker, Heather Locklear, Elise Neal

Votes: 25,413 | Gross: $41.07M

32. Suicide Kings (1997)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

7.0
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43 Metascore

A group of youngsters kidnap a respected Mafia figure.

Director: Peter O'Fallon | Stars: Christopher Walken, Denis Leary, Sean Patrick Flanery, Mark Watson

Votes: 24,005 | Gross: $1.69M

33. Knockin' on Heaven's Door (1997)

Not Rated | 87 min | Action, Crime, Comedy

8.0
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Two young men, Martin and Rudi, both suffering from terminal cancer, get to know each other in a hospital room. They drown their desperation in Tequila and decide to take one last trip to ... See full summary »

Director: Thomas Jahn | Stars: Til Schweiger, Jan Josef Liefers, Thierry van Werveke, Moritz Bleibtreu

Votes: 23,669 | Gross: $0.00M

34. Metro (1997)

R | 117 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.5
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A Hostage Negotiator teams up with a Sharpshooter to bring down a dangerous jewel thief.

Director: Thomas Carter | Stars: Eddie Murphy, Michael Rapaport, Kim Miyori, Art Evans

Votes: 23,179 | Gross: $31.99M

35. Good Burger (1997)

PG | 95 min | Comedy, Family

5.7
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41 Metascore

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.

Director: Brian Robbins | Stars: Kel Mitchell, Kenan Thompson, Sinbad, Abe Vigoda

Votes: 23,040 | Gross: $23.69M

36. Mr. Nice Guy (1997)

PG-13 | 88 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.2
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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.

Director: Sammo Kam-Bo Hung | Stars: Jackie Chan, Richard Norton, Miki Lee, Karen McLymont

Votes: 22,333 | Gross: $12.67M

37. Addicted to Love (1997)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Romance

6.1
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49 Metascore

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.

Director: Griffin Dunne | Stars: Meg Ryan, Matthew Broderick, Kelly Preston, Tchéky Karyo

Votes: 21,558 | Gross: $34.66M

38. Fierce Creatures (1997)

PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy

6.4
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62 Metascore

Zookeepers struggle to deal with the policies of changing directors.

Directors: Fred Schepisi, Robert Young | Stars: John Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, Michael Palin

Votes: 21,151 | Gross: $9.38M

39. An American Werewolf in Paris (1997)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

5.1
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31 Metascore

An American man unwittingly gets involved with French werewolves who have developed a serum allowing them to transform at will.

Director: Anthony Waller | Stars: Tom Everett Scott, Julie Delpy, Vince Vieluf, Phil Buckman

Votes: 20,908 | Gross: $26.57M

40. Jungle 2 Jungle (1997)

PG | 105 min | Comedy, Family

5.1
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42 Metascore

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.

Director: John Pasquin | Stars: Tim Allen, Martin Short, JoBeth Williams, Lolita Davidovich

Votes: 20,312 | Gross: $59.93M

41. The Borrowers (1997)

PG | 89 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

5.8
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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.

Director: Peter Hewitt | Stars: John Goodman, Jim Broadbent, Mark Williams, Celia Imrie

Votes: 18,119 | Gross: $22.36M

42. Dil To Pagal Hai (1997)

Not Rated | 179 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.1
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A grand musical about three passionate and dreamy characters: Rahul, Pooja and Nisha. Will their dreams come true? Will they find their true love?

Director: Yash Chopra | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Madhuri Dixit, Karisma Kapoor, Akshay Kumar

Votes: 18,087

43. Picture Perfect (1997)

PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.5
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44 Metascore

A young advertising executive's life becomes increasingly complicated when, in order to impress her boss, she pretends to be engaged to a man she has just met.

Director: Glenn Gordon Caron | Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Jay Mohr, Kevin Bacon, Olympia Dukakis

Votes: 17,440 | Gross: $31.06M

44. Air Bud (1997)

PG | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

5.1
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A young boy and a talented stray dog with an amazing basketball playing ability become instant friends. Rebounding from his father's accidental death, 12-year-old Josh Framm moves with his ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Martin Smith | Stars: Michael Jeter, Kevin Zegers, Wendy Makkena, Bill Cobbs

Votes: 14,585 | Gross: $24.63M

45. Fathers' Day (1997)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Romance

5.1
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43 Metascore

A woman cons two old boyfriends into searching for her runaway son by convincing both that they are the boy's father.

Director: Ivan Reitman | Stars: Robin Williams, Billy Crystal, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Nastassja Kinski

Votes: 13,335 | Gross: $28.66M

46. The Castle (1997)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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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.

Director: Rob Sitch | Stars: Michael Caton, Anne Tenney, Stephen Curry, Anthony Simcoe

Votes: 13,266 | Gross: $0.86M

47. Gridlock'd (1997)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.0
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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 »

Director: Vondie Curtis-Hall | Stars: Tupac Shakur, Tim Roth, Thandie Newton, Charles Fleischer

Votes: 13,240 | Gross: $5.48M

48. Mr. Magoo (1997)

PG | 87 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

3.9
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18 Metascore

The myopic millionaire defeats jewel smugglers in his usual bumbling manner.

Director: Stanley Tong | Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Kelly Lynch, Matt Keeslar, Nick Chinlund

Votes: 13,093 | Gross: $21.38M

49. In the Company of Men (1997)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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81 Metascore

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.

Director: Neil LaBute | Stars: Aaron Eckhart, Matt Malloy, Stacy Edwards, Michael Martin

Votes: 12,260 | Gross: $2.86M

50. Excess Baggage (1997)

PG-13 | 101 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.3
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34 Metascore

A bratty teenager fakes her own kidnapping, but gets mistakenly kidnapped for real instead.

Director: Marco Brambilla | Stars: Alicia Silverstone, Benicio Del Toro, Christopher Walken, Jack Thompson

Votes: 11,720 | Gross: $14.33M



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