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


1. 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

2. Anastasia (1997)

G | 94 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

7.1
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59 Metascore

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.

Directors: Don Bluth, Gary Goldman | Stars: Meg Ryan, John Cusack, Christopher Lloyd, Kelsey Grammer

Votes: 99,033 | Gross: $58.41M

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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

7. Children of Heaven (1997)

PG | 89 min | Drama, Family

8.3
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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.

Director: Majid Majidi | Stars: Mohammad Amir Naji, Amir Farrokh Hashemian, Bahare Seddiqi, Nafise Jafar-Mohammadi

Votes: 46,297 | Gross: $0.93M

8. 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

9. 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

10. 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

11. 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

12. 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

13. 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

14. Chachi 420 (1997)

155 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.4
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Desperation to be with his only child forces a divorced man to take the guise of the child's nanny. Situations get really messy when the child's grandfather (the man's ex-father-in-law) falls in love with his disguised ex-son-in-law.

Director: Kamal Haasan | Stars: Kamal Haasan, Amrish Puri, Om Puri, Tabu

Votes: 10,556

15. RocketMan (1997)

PG | 95 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

5.9
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Fred Z. Randall is a geeky and obnoxious spacecraft designer who gets the chance to make his dream come true and travel to Mars as a member of the first manned flight there.

Director: Stuart Gillard | Stars: Harland Williams, Jessica Lundy, William Sadler, Jeffrey DeMunn

Votes: 8,110 | Gross: $15.45M

16. Free Willy 3: The Rescue (1997)

PG | 86 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

4.7
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16-year-old Jesse and old friend Randolph try to foil an illegal whaler threatening Willy and his pregnant mate.

Director: Sam Pillsbury | Stars: Jason James Richter, August Schellenberg, Annie Corley, Vincent Berry

Votes: 8,110 | Gross: $3.52M

17. Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie (1997)

PG | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Family

3.5
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35 Metascore

The legendary Power Rangers must stop the evil space pirate Divatox from releasing the powerful Maligore from his volcanic imprisonment on the island of Muranthias, where only the kindly ... See full summary »

Directors: Shuki Levy, David Winning | Stars: Jason David Frank, Catherine Sutherland, Hilary Shepard, Jon Simanton

Votes: 7,412 | Gross: $8.11M

18. Cats Don't Dance (1997)

G | 75 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.9
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Danny, an ambitious singing and dancing cat, goes to Hollywood and overcomes several obstacles to fulfill his dream of becoming a movie star.

Director: Mark Dindal | Stars: Scott Bakula, Jasmine Guy, Natalie Cole, Ashley Peldon

Votes: 6,257 | Gross: $3.56M

19. Wild America (1997)

PG | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.3
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Three brothers who are obsessed with animals are given permission from their parents to travel around America with a camera documenting wildlife.

Director: William Dear | Stars: Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Devon Sawa, Scott Bairstow, Frances Fisher

Votes: 6,001 | Gross: $7.32M

20. FairyTale: A True Story (1997)

PG | 99 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

6.5
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In 1917, two children take a photograph, which is soon believed by some to be the first scientific evidence of the existence of fairies.

Director: Charles Sturridge | Stars: Paul McGann, Florence Hoath, Elizabeth Earl, Harvey Keitel

Votes: 5,091 | Gross: $14.04M

21. A Simple Wish (1997)

PG | 89 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

5.4
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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, who is a cab driver, would win the leading role in a ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Ritchie | Stars: Martin Short, Mara Wilson, Robert Pastorelli, Ruby Dee

Votes: 4,695 | Gross: $8.12M

22. That Darn Cat (1997)

PG | 89 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

4.6
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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.

Director: Bob Spiers | Stars: Christina Ricci, Doug E. Doug, Dean Jones, George Dzundza

Votes: 3,608 | Gross: $18.30M

23. Leave It to Beaver (1997)

PG | 84 min | Comedy, Family

5.1
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42 Metascore

The several misadventures and life-lessons learned by 8-year-old Theodore "Beaver" Cleaver in an entertaining and hilarious tale of a small-town Ohio family and the daily trials and tribunes of life.

Director: Andy Cadiff | Stars: Christopher McDonald, Janine Turner, Cameron Finley, Erik von Detten

Votes: 3,536 | Gross: $10.71M

24. Leila (1997)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama, Family, Romance

7.7
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Leila and Reza meet in a kind of celebration and fall for each other. Having discovered their love, they get married soon only to find out the infertility of Leila. That's when Reza's ... See full summary »

Director: Dariush Mehrjui | Stars: Leila Hatami, Ali Mosaffa, Jamileh Sheikhi, Mohamad Reza Sharifinia

Votes: 2,937 | Gross: $0.05M

25. Zeus and Roxanne (1997)

PG | 98 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

5.3
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Mary Beth is a marine biologist that gets annoyed when a dog called Zeus stows aboard her research boat. Nevertheless she is intrigued when the intrusive canine makes best friends with her ... See full summary »

Director: George Miller | Stars: Steve Guttenberg, Kathleen Quinlan, Arnold Vosloo, Dawn McMillan

Votes: 2,559 | Gross: $7.18M

26. Buddy (1997)

PG | 84 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

4.8
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An eccentric socialite raises a gorilla as her son.

Director: Caroline Thompson | Stars: Rene Russo, Robbie Coltrane, Alan Cumming, Irma P. Hall

Votes: 2,283 | Gross: $10.01M

27. Virasat (1997)

Not Rated | 165 min | Drama, Family, Musical

7.5
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After completing his studies in London, England, Shakti Thakur returns home to India in a small town where his family resides. Accompanying him is his leggy girlfriend, Anita, who he is in ... See full summary »

Director: Priyadarshan | Stars: Anil Kapoor, Tabu, Pooja Batra, Milind Gunaji

Votes: 2,165

28. Star Kid (1997)

PG | 101 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Family

5.4
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Shy seventh-grader Spencer Griffith's life changes when a meteor falls into a local junkyard and he finds a Cybersuit - an exoskeleton with AI from another galaxy. Spencer puts on the ... See full summary »

Director: Manny Coto | Stars: Joseph Mazzello, Joey Simmrin, Alex Daniels, Arthur Burghardt

Votes: 2,163 | Gross: $7.02M

29. Little Ghost (1997)

G | 90 min | Family, Fantasy

8.0
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While on location in a spooky Romanian villa with his Hollywood big-shot mom and her dorky boyfriend, twelve-year-old Kevin befriends a Renaissance-era girl ghost who helps him cause unrest on the set.

Director: Linda Shayne | Stars: Kristina Wayborn, Jim Fitzpatrick, Sally Kirkland, Laura Bruneau

Votes: 1,908

30. Ernest Goes to Africa (1997)

PG | 90 min | Family, Comedy

4.8
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The title says it all. There's a mix up involving stolen diamonds which Ernest has (naturally) made into a yo-yo and given to his would be girlfriend, Rene. But Rene wants a man of action, ... See full summary »

Director: John R. Cherry III | Stars: Jim Varney, Linda Kash, Jamie Bartlett, Clare Marshall

Votes: 1,747

31. Pippi Longstocking (1997)

G | 75 min | Animation, Family, Musical

5.2
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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!

Directors: Michael Schaack, Clive A. Smith | Stars: Catherine O'Hara, Dave Thomas, Melissa Altro, Carole Pope

Votes: 1,082 | Gross: $0.78M

32. Lilla Jönssonligan på styva linan (1997)

104 min | Family

3.9
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Director: Christjan Wegner | Stars: Kalle Eriksson, Jonathan Flumee, Fredrik Glimskär, Jonna Sohlmér

Votes: 910

33. Family Plan (1997)

PG | 95 min | Family, Comedy

5.0
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After death of a man who managed summer camp for kids, his son-in-law plans to close it and build a luxury summer resort. However, manager's friend, Harry has an idea how to save the children's camp.

Director: Fred Gerber | Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Judge Reinhold, Eddie Bowz, Emily Procter

Votes: 889

34. The Second Jungle Book: Mowgli & Baloo (1997)

PG | 88 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

4.5
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Pre-teen jungle boy Mowgli gets to human world and is pursued by P.T.Barnum circus scout Harrison who wants to take him to circus as curiosity. Harrison hires local grandee Buldeo for help ... See full summary »

Director: Dee McLachlan | Stars: Jamie Williams, Billy Campbell, Roddy McDowall, David Paul Francis

Votes: 847 | Gross: $0.48M

35. True Heart (1997)

PG | 92 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

5.1
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A brother and sister are plane-wrecked in Canada, where they must rely on the help of a native and his bear.

Director: Catherine Cyran | Stars: Kirsten Dunst, Zachery Ty Bryan, August Schellenberg, Dey Young

Votes: 819

36. Paws (1997)

Not Rated | 83 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

4.8
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Alex knows the whereabouts of a stashed-away fortune of $1 million. The mysterious Anja murders him, but he's transferred clues of location of the cash onto computer disk that he gives to ... See full summary »

Director: Karl Zwicky | Stars: Billy Connolly, Nathan Cavaleri, Emilie François, Joe Petruzzi

Votes: 685

37. Sanning eller konsekvens (1997)

77 min | Family, Drama

5.1
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Summer holiday is over. Nora begins sixth grade and is drawn to intrigues and doesn't really know what side she's on. Or wants to be on. On one hand she feels sorry for the bullied Karin, ... See full summary »

Director: Christina Olofson | Stars: Tove Edfeldt, Anna Gabrielsson, Alexandra Dahlström, Emelina Lindberg-Filippoupoullou

Votes: 618

38. Ørnens øje (1997)

91 min | Action, Drama, Family

6.3
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In 1218 Danish king Valdemar sends his homonymous young son and heir in safety, as war is at the borders, to Erskil, the bishop of Ravensburg, who is instructed to see to the prince's ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Flinth | Stars: Nijas Ørnbak-Fjeldmose, Lasse Baunkilde, Lars Lohmann, Björn Granath

Votes: 562

39. Suswagatham (1997)

151 min | Drama, Family, Romance

6.9
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Ganesh loves Sandhya obsessively , but she is not interested in him. His relentless pursuit leads to a lot of problems. However, everything changes the day he loses his father in an accident.

Director: Srinivasa Rao Bhimaneni | Stars: Devayani, Pawan Kalyan, Raghuvaran, Prakash Raj

Votes: 449

40. Joey (1997)

PG | 96 min | Family, Adventure, Comedy

4.7
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Billy is a boy who is trying to save a baby kangaroo called Joey after its family is captured and taken to Sydney. Billy travels to Sydney to reunite Joey with his family only to discover ... See full summary »

Director: Ian Barry | Stars: Jamie Croft, Rebecca Gibney, Alex McKenna, Harold Hopkins

Votes: 444

41. Babes in Toyland (1997)

G | 74 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

4.7
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Everyone's favorite nursery rhyme characters come magically and musically to life in this animated adventure based on the classic holiday tale.

Directors: Toby Bluth, Charles Grosvenor, Paul Sabella | Stars: Charles Nelson Reilly, Lacey Chabert, Joseph Ashton, Raphael Sbarge

Votes: 430

42. Gekijôban Furandaasu no inu (1997)

G | 93 min | Animation, Drama, Family

7.7
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A small poor boy lives with his caring grandfather in a small Flemish village in the 19th century Belgium, has a lovable pet dog, loves art and dreams of becoming a famous painter one day. Based on a famous Flemish novel.

Director: Yoshio Kuroda | Stars: Makoto Tsumura, Sakura Tange, Brady Bluhm, Brianne Brozey

Votes: 402

43. O Noviço Rebelde (1997)

91 min | Family, Comedy

3.8
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The troubled adventures of a country novice who goes to the big city to work as a nanny, taking care of the young and rebel sons of a widow businessman.

Director: Tizuka Yamasaki | Stars: Renato Aragão, Tony Ramos, Patricia Pillar, Alessandra Aguiar

Votes: 393

44. Gokulamlo Seetha (1997)

140 min | Drama, Family, Romance

5.5
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Pawan, a Casanova and spoiled brat, tries to woo Sirisha and later falls for her. He starts mending his ways for his love, as his past traits creates disturbances in his love life.

Director: Muthyala Subbaiah | Stars: Pawan Kalyan, Raasi, Srinivasa Rao Kota, Harish

Votes: 391

45. Bednaya Sasha (1997)

95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

7.0
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Director: Tigran Keosayan | Stars: Aleksandr Zbruev, Vera Glagoleva, Yuliya Chernova, Armen Dzhigarkhanyan

Votes: 387

46. Hannibal & Jerry (1997)

75 min | Comedy, Family, Musical

6.2
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Directors: Steen Rasmussen, Michael Wikke | Stars: Jonathan Kvium, Paprika Steen, Martin Brygmann, Jytte Abildstrøm

Votes: 382

47. Cudnovate zgode segrta Hlapica (1997)

Not Rated | 75 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

7.3
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Fed up with the harsh treatment his master has given him, a brave little mouse (and later his dog, Brewster) sets off on an adventure.

Director: Milan Blazekovic | Stars: Ivan Gudeljevic, Maja Rozman, Tarik Filipovic, Pero Juricic

Votes: 368

48. Lotrando a Zubejda (1997)

106 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

7.1
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Director: Karel Smyczek | Stars: Jirí Strach, Barbora Seidlová, Pavel Zednícek, Arnost Goldflam

Votes: 362

49. The Ride (I) (1997)

PG | 101 min | Drama, Family, Sport

7.0
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A has-been cowboy is given a second chance at the hands of an unexpected teacher.

Director: Michael O. Sajbel | Stars: Michael Biehn, Brock Pierce, Charles Young, Clarence Felder

Votes: 357 | Gross: $0.19M

50. The Wiggles Movie (1997)

G | 83 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.6
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The Wiggles throw a surprise party for Dorothy the Dinosaur, while she goes after a magician who takes Greg's magic wand to become popular.

Director: Dean Covell | Stars: Murray Cook, Jeff Fatt, Greg Page, Anthony Field

Votes: 352



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