Most Voted Sci-Fi Feature Films Released 1997-01-01 to 1997-12-31
1. 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: 454,875 | Gross: $250.69M
2. 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: 386,042 | Gross: $63.54M
3. 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: 325,734 | Gross: $229.09M
4. 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: 314,059 | Gross: $112.23M
6. 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: 243,542 | Gross: $54.81M
7. 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: 227,078 | Gross: $100.92M
8. 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: 210,089 | Gross: $107.33M
9. 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 who must continue her battle against the aliens. Along with a crew of space pirates, Ripley must also prevent the deadly aliens from reaching Earth.
Votes: 201,375 | Gross: $47.75M
10. 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: 183,275 | Gross: $0.50M
11. 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: 137,357 | Gross: $26.67M
14. 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: 62,231 | Gross: $17.63M
15. 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: 58,001 | Gross: $0.37M
16. 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: 56,243 | Gross: $61.36M
17. 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: 41,308 | Gross: $25.48M
18. 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: 40,586 | Gross: $35.93M
20. 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: 28,104 | Gross: $11.44M
Not Rated | 90 min | Animation, Action, Drama
Concurrent theatrical ending of the TV series "Shin Seiki Evangelion" (1995).
22. 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: 21,470 | Gross: $33.96M
23. Smilla's Sense of Snow (1997)
R | 121 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Based on Peter Hoeg's bestseller, this film is set in snowy Copenhagen where a small boy is found dead after he fell off a roof. Smilla Jasperson, a close friend who lives in the same house... See full summary »
Votes: 12,459 | Gross: $2.22M
24. Steel (1997)
PG-13 | 97 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
John Henry Irons designs weapons for the military. When his project to create weapons that harmlessly neutralize soldiers is sabotaged, he leaves in disgust. When he sees gangs are using ... See full summary »
Votes: 9,699 | Gross: $1.71M
25. Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death & Rebirth (1997)
Not Rated | 101 min | Animation, Action, Mystery
A recap of the first 24 episodes of Neon Genesis Evangelion, followed by a 30-minute continuation of the plot that would later form the first third of The End of Evangelion.
26. RocketMan (1997)
PG | 95 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
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.
Votes: 8,110 | Gross: $15.45M
27. Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie (1997)
PG | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Family
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 »
Votes: 7,412 | Gross: $8.11M
29. Nirvana (1997)
R | 113 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Jimi, a successful computer game designer, finds that his latest product has been infected by a virus which has given consciousness to the main character of the game, Solo. Tormented by the... See full summary »
31. Drive (1997)
R | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
A prototype enhanced human, on the run from Chinese-hired hit men, hooks up with a dread-locked bystander, and the two of them elude their pursuers narrowly each time.
32. Star Kid (1997)
PG | 101 min | Adventure, Sci-Fi, Family
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 »
Votes: 2,163 | Gross: $7.02M
33. I Married a Strange Person! (1997)
R | 75 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama
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 »
Votes: 1,557 | Gross: $0.20M
34. Redline (1997)
R | 97 min | Action, Sci-Fi
When a man is murdered in Moscow, experimental bionic research brings him back to life. He then sets out to find his murderers and money that was stolen during the crime.
35. The Shadow Men (1997)
95 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
After a family has an alien encounter, they call the Air Force to report the incident which leads to a visit by Men In Black, who turn out to be alien-human mutants.
36. Parasite Eve (1997)
120 min | Drama, Horror, Romance
Toshiaki Nagashima is a biologist who is doing major research on mitochondria. When his beautiful young wife is tragically involved in a car accident which leaves her brain dead, in ... See full summary »
39. Habitat (1997)
R | 120 min | Sci-Fi
In a future world where Earth's ozone layer has been completely destroyed, a brilliant but obsessed scientist, Hank Symes uses illegally obtained biological materials for an experiment that... See full summary »
40. Rebirth of Mothra II (1997)
Unrated | 97 min | Fantasy, Sci-Fi
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.
41. Tenchi the Movie 2: The Daughter of Darkness (1997)
PG-13 | 95 min | Animation, Comedy, Fantasy
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 »
42. Dark Planet (1997)
R | 99 min | Sci-Fi
Two sides, one known as the Alphas and the other the Rebels, struggle in a brutal war on Earth and in outer space. When a habitable planet is discovered in orbit around a star that is on ... See full summary »
43. Laserhawk (1997)
PG-13 | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Teenagers in a mid-west town discover that they are destined to fight off an alien invasion as the crew of a spacecraft of unknown origin. They are aided by a mysterious patient in a ... See full summary »
44. Alien Visitor (1997)
PG-13 | 92 min | Drama, Sci-Fi
In this sci-fi adventure a gorgeous alien woman is sent to Earth by mistake from the planet Epsilon. Landing in the Australian outback she meets a surveyor and they cross the continent ... See full summary »
45. Deformed Monsters (1997)
PG-13 | 80 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
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.
46. Ravager (1997)
R | 92 min | Horror, Sci-Fi
A small passenger spaceship is forced to make a crash landing somewhere on a desolate territory on Earth. In search of some essential mineral the crew discovers a hidden stash of military ... See full summary »
47. A spasso nel tempo - L'avventura continua (1997)
95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
The back-in-time misadventures of Walter and Ascanio are not finished! The defective time travel machine will bring them from prehistory 'till space, in a funny and light-hearted trip across the time.
48. Total Reality (1997)
R | 100 min | Action, Sci-Fi
David Bradley, stars as the roguish soldier Anthony Rand, who follows a ruthless general back through time in a last ditch attempt to save the universe.
49. The Invader (1997)
R | 93 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Good alien from a dying race must impregnate an Earth woman to avoid extinction of his race. Bad alien whose race helped wipe out good alien's race doesn't want to see this happen.
50. Time Under Fire (1997)
R | 92 min | Action, Sci-Fi
A US submarine runs into a time rift. A special unit goes on a mission to see what's on the other side. They find themselves in an alternate dystopian America, now a one-man dictatorship. They decide to help the rebels.