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


1. Princess Mononoke (1997)

PG-13 | 134 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

8.4
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76 Metascore

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.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Yôji Matsuda, Yuriko Ishida, Yûko Tanaka, Billy Crudup

Votes: 276,196 | Gross: $2.38M

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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

5. Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997)

PG-13 | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

3.7
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11 Metascore

A group of martial arts warriors have only six days to save the Earth from an extra-dimensional invasion.

Director: John R. Leonetti | Stars: Robin Shou, Talisa Soto, James Remar, Sandra Hess

Votes: 40,586 | Gross: $35.93M

6. 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

7. Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion (1997)

Not Rated | 90 min | Animation, Action, Drama

8.3
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Concurrent theatrical ending of the TV series "Shin Seiki Evangelion" (1995).

Directors: Hideaki Anno, Kazuya Tsurumaki | Stars: Megumi Ogata, Megumi Hayashibara, Yûko Miyamura, Kotono Mitsuishi

Votes: 24,017

8. 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

9. 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

10. Wishmaster (1997)

R | 90 min | Fantasy, Horror

5.8
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A demonic djinn attempts to grant its owner three wishes, which will allow him to summon his brethren to Earth.

Director: Robert Kurtzman | Stars: Tammy Lauren, Andrew Divoff, Robert Englund, Chris Lemmon

Votes: 17,203 | Gross: $15.72M

11. Snow White: A Tale of Terror (1997)

R | 100 min | Fantasy, Horror

6.3
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In this dark take on the fairy tale, the growing hatred of a noblewoman, secretly a practitioner of the dark arts, for her stepdaughter, and the witch's horrifying attempts to kill her.

Director: Michael Cohn | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Sam Neill, Gil Bellows, Taryn Davis

Votes: 8,970

12. The Night Flier (1997)

R | 94 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

6.0
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36 Metascore

A reporter is on the trail of a vampiric murderer who travels by plane.

Director: Mark Pavia | Stars: Miguel Ferrer, Julie Entwisle, Dan Monahan, Michael H. Moss

Votes: 8,275 | Gross: $0.13M

13. 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

14. Kull the Conqueror (1997)

PG-13 | 95 min | Fantasy, Action, Adventure

4.8
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A barbarian warrior becomes a king when he defeats a king in armed combat and the king's heir conspire to overthrow him and reclaim the throne by resurrecting an evil sorceress.

Director: John Nicolella | Stars: Kevin Sorbo, Tia Carrere, Thomas Ian Griffith, Litefoot

Votes: 7,114 | Gross: $6.09M

15. 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

16. 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

17. The Sixth Man (1997)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

5.7
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Antoine and Kenny Tyler are NCAA college basketball players, and Antoine is the star of the team. Suddenly Antoine dies of a heart attack and Kenny has to fill his shoes as leader of the ... See full summary »

Director: Randall Miller | Stars: Marlon Wayans, Kadeem Hardison, David Paymer, Michael Michele

Votes: 4,913 | Gross: $14.71M

18. 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

19. Didier (1997)

Not Rated | 105 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Sport

6.2
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Jean-Pierre, a frazzled sport agent, has better things to do than to look after his friend's labrador Didier. An amazing discovery will lead him off on an amazing adventure.

Director: Alain Chabat | Stars: Elliot, Caroline Cellier, Jean-Pierre Bacri, Pascal Gennesseaux

Votes: 2,964

20. Warriors of Virtue (1997)

PG | 101 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

4.6
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A young boy is whisked away to the mythical land of Tao where he becomes the center of a conflict between an evil lord and a group of animal warriors.

Director: Ronny Yu | Stars: Angus Macfadyen, Mario Yedidia, Marley Shelton, Chao Li Chi

Votes: 2,532 | Gross: $6.45M

21. Photographing Fairies (1997)

R | 106 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

6.9
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Photographer Charles Castle is numbed with grief following the death of his beautiful bride. He goes off to war, working in the trenches as a photographer. Following the war and still in ... See full summary »

Director: Nick Willing | Stars: Toby Stephens, Emily Woof, Ben Kingsley, Frances Barber

Votes: 2,466

22. Still Breathing (1997)

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

6.9
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When artist and street performer Fletcher (Brendan Fraser) thinks con-artist Roz (Joanna Going) is the woman he has seen in a vision, he has no idea she sees him as her next victim.

Director: James F. Robinson | Stars: Brendan Fraser, Joanna Going, Lou Rawls, Steven Lambert

Votes: 2,120 | Gross: $0.21M

23. Rurôni Kenshin: Ishin shishi e no Requiem (1997)

Not Rated | 90 min | Animation, Action, Drama

7.5
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The war against the Tokugawa Shogunate ended years ago. But there are some who are not happy with the outcome. Takimi Shigure watched his friends and family get cut down in the name of ... See full summary »

Director: Tsuji Hajiki | Stars: Mayo Suzukaze, J. Shanon Weaver, Miki Fujitani, Judson Jones

Votes: 2,033

24. 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

25. Prince Valiant (1997)

PG-13 | 91 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Romance

5.1
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In a time now lost in the mists of memory, the great King Arthur rules in the legendary citadel that is Camelot. His Knights of the Round Table commit acts of derring-do and spend their ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Hickox | Stars: Stephen Moyer, Katherine Heigl, Thomas Kretschmann, Edward Fox

Votes: 1,874

26. Guru (1997)

136 min | Drama, Fantasy

8.5
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Situations turn a man who believes in secularism into an extremist. He plots to bomb a monastery where the survivors of a riot take refuge.

Director: Rajiv Anchal | Stars: Mohanlal, Suresh Gopi, Madhupal, Shivani Bhai

Votes: 1,768

27. Welcome to Woop Woop (1997)

R | 97 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

5.8
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A con artist escapes a deal gone wrong in New York and winds up in the Aussie outback in a strange town whose inhabitants are an oddball collection of misfits.

Director: Stephan Elliott | Stars: Johnathon Schaech, Rod Taylor, Susie Porter, Dee Smart

Votes: 1,652 | Gross: $0.04M

28. I Married a Strange Person! (1997)

R | 75 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

7.0
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A newlywed develops a strange lump on his neck that gives him the ability to transform people or objects at will. His wife is very upset. Meanwhile, the CEO of Smilecorp learns of this man ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Plympton | Stars: Charis Michelsen, Tom Larson, Richard Spore, Chris Cooke

Votes: 1,557 | Gross: $0.20M

29. Un amour de sorcière (1997)

102 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

5.1
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Michael Firch is very skilled in computers and he goes to Paris to meet very important persons to discuss a contract. Michael was born on a special astral date. On arriving in Paris, he ... See full summary »

Director: René Manzor | Stars: Vanessa Paradis, Gil Bellows, Jeanne Moreau, Jean Reno

Votes: 1,247

30. Twilight of the Ice Nymphs (1997)

91 min | Fantasy, Mystery, Romance

5.9
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65 Metascore

Peter Glahn is released after years of incarceration as a political prisoner and is now returning to his homeland, the mythical Mandragora where the sun never sets. On board the ship home, ... See full summary »

Director: Guy Maddin | Stars: Pascale Bussières, Shelley Duvall, Frank Gorshin, Alice Krige

Votes: 785

31. Rebirth of Mothra II (1997)

Unrated | 97 min | Fantasy, Sci-Fi

5.5
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Mothra's twin nymphs and children from the city find a lost city, as well as a giant monster that is attracted to environmental calamities.

Director: Kunio Miyoshi | Stars: Megumi Kobayashi, Sayaka Yamaguchi, Aki Hano, Hikari Mitsushima

Votes: 745

32. 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

33. A Chinese Ghost Story (1997)

84 min | Action, Fantasy, Animation

6.7
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A young man falls in love with a ghost and must avoid a variety of ghostbusters out to eliminate her and each other.

Director: Andrew Chan | Stars: Don Brown, Jordan Chan, Sylvia Chang, Kelly Chen

Votes: 674

34. Tenchi the Movie 2: The Daughter of Darkness (1997)

PG-13 | 95 min | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy

7.0
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One hot summer day, a young girl suddenly appears in front of Tenchi claming the he's her papa! Everyone wonders who the mother could be, and this greatly upsets Ryoko, and she wants the ... See full summary »

Director: Satoshi Kimura | Stars: Masami Kikuchi, Ai Orikasa, Yumi Takada, Chisa Yokoyama

Votes: 599

35. Two Orphan Vampires (1997)

103 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

5.3
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A pair of teenage girls, who are blind by day, but when the sun goes down, they roam the streets to quench their thirst for blood.

Director: Jean Rollin | Stars: Alexandra Pic, Isabelle Teboul, Bernard Charnacé, Natalie Perrey

Votes: 527

36. Nihavend mucize (1997)

94 min | Comedy, Fantasy

4.3
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Director: Atif Yilmaz | Stars: Türkan Soray, Haluk Bilginer, Lale Mansur, Beyaz

Votes: 487

37. Deformed Monsters (1997)

PG-13 | 80 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

4.3
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Mad scientist brings Dracula, the Wolfman, the Mummy, and Frankenstein's Monster to life... but there's a problem and they end up three feet tall.

Director: Charles Band | Stars: Rhonda Griffin, Justin Lauer, Bill Moynihan, Kristin Norton

Votes: 470

38. 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

39. The Exotic House of Wax (1997)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Mystery

2.7
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The action heats up when history's most memorable icons come to life for an amorous meltdown in this interactive "please touch" museum.

Director: Cybil Richards | Stars: Blake Pickett, Jacqueline Lovell, Everett Rodd, Eric Acsell

Votes: 398

40. Twilight of the Dark Master (1997)

Unrated | 50 min | Animation, Fantasy

5.6
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In the near future, the demons prepare for a new assault on earth, which is protected by the guardians, a struggle that has gone on for eons. The dark masters have found ways to release the... See full summary »

Director: Akiyuki Shimbô | Stars: Andrew Philpot, Toshihiko Seki, Masuo Amada, Steve Bulen

Votes: 390

41. The Oyster and the Wind (1997)

112 min | Fantasy, Drama

7.2
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A fantasy/mystery about the disappearance of a lighthouse owner and his daughter.

Director: Walter Lima Jr. | Stars: Lima Duarte, Fernando Torres, Leandra Leal, Floriano Peixoto

Votes: 370

42. 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

43. Conceiving Ada (1997)

Not Rated | 85 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

4.8
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Emmy Coer, a computer genius, devises a method of communicating with the past by tapping into undying information waves. She manages to reach the world of Ada Lovelace, founder of the idea ... See full summary »

Director: Lynn Hershman-Leeson | Stars: Tilda Swinton, Francesca Faridany, Timothy Leary, Karen Black

Votes: 366

44. 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

45. Sureiyâzu gurêto (1997)

60 min | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy

7.2
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Lina and Naga, on their way to a town called Storner, robbed bad guys of their precious treasure. Storner was known as a town of "Gorlems" moved by magic power. And again the two were ... See full summary »

Director: Hiroshi Watanabe | Stars: Megumi Hayashibara, Maria Kawamura, Kikuko Inoue, Takehito Koyasu

Votes: 341

46. An Ambiguous Report About the End of the World (1997)

154 min | Fantasy, Mystery

7.1
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Director: Juraj Jakubisko | Stars: Deana Horváthová, Milan Bahúl, Joachim Kemmer, Klára Issová

Votes: 300

47. Orbis Pictus (1997)

107 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.2
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In Slovakia, the sixteen year-old Terezka is discharged from her school with a letter to her mother. Along her surrealistic journey to find her mother, Terezka entwines reality and fantasy ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Sulík | Stars: Dorota Nvotová, Emília Vásáryová, Frantisek Kovár, Marián Labuda

Votes: 272

48. Armageddon (1997)

117 min | Fantasy, Action, Comedy

4.7
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Director: Gordon Chan | Stars: Andy Lau, Michelle Reis, Anthony Chau-Sang Wong, Claudia Lau

Votes: 260

49. Mi tao cheng shu shi 1997 (1997)

90 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

6.0
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Sex comedy about two 8 year old girls who want to become adults. One day through magic this happens, but how should they handle this new situation?

Director: Man Kei Chin | Stars: Chun Chung, Stephanie Fong, Christine Hung, Qi Shu

Votes: 217

50. Liktendzirnas (1997)

104 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.0
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Love triangle - terminally ill professor, blind girl and young bard. In the background - wild arrival of the capitalism, political conflicts, city life and beautiful nature of Latvia. In the end love conquers everything.

Director: Janis Streics | Stars: Ivars Kalnins, Arturs Skrastins, Agnese Zeltina, Kristal Streich

Votes: 177



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