Best Picture 1997

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1. The Wings of the Dove (1997)

R | 102 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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73 Metascore

An impoverished woman who has been forced to choose between a privileged life with her wealthy aunt and her journalist lover, befriends an American heiress. When she discovers the heiress is attracted to her own lover and is dying, she sees a chance to have both the privileged life she cannot give up and the lover she cannot live without.

Director: Iain Softley | Stars: Helena Bonham Carter, Linus Roache, Alex Jennings, Charlotte Rampling

Votes: 9,386 | Gross: $13.72M

2. La buena estrella (1997)

110 min | Drama

7.3
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Rafael witnesses Marina - a woman with a glass eye - being attacked on the street by Daniel; her long-time acquaintance since the orphanage, where they were both raised as kids. He rescues ... See full summary »

Director: Ricardo Franco | Stars: Antonio Resines, Maribel Verdú, Jordi Mollà, Elvira Mínguez

Votes: 1,376

3. Lost Highway (1997)

R | 134 min | Mystery, Thriller

7.6
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52 Metascore

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.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Bill Pullman, Patricia Arquette, John Roselius, Louis Eppolito

Votes: 109,666 | Gross: $3.80M

4. Funny Games (1997)

Not Rated | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.6
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69 Metascore

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.

Director: Michael Haneke | Stars: Susanne Lothar, Ulrich Mühe, Arno Frisch, Frank Giering

Votes: 50,569

5. The Ice Storm (1997)

R | 112 min | Drama

7.5
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72 Metascore

In suburban New Canaan, Connecticut, 1973, middle class families experimenting with casual sex and substance abuse find their lives beyond their control.

Director: Ang Lee | Stars: Kevin Kline, Joan Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Henry Czerny

Votes: 48,991 | Gross: $7.84M

6. L.A. Confidential (1997)

R | 138 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.3
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90 Metascore

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.

Director: Curtis Hanson | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, Kim Basinger

Votes: 456,643 | Gross: $64.62M

7. Donnie Brasco (1997)

R | 127 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.8
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76 Metascore

An FBI undercover agent infiltrates the mob and finds himself identifying more with the mafia life, at the expense of his regular one.

Director: Mike Newell | Stars: Al Pacino, Johnny Depp, Michael Madsen, Bruno Kirby

Votes: 242,795 | Gross: $41.91M

8. Open Your Eyes (1997)

R | 117 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.8
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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.

Director: Alejandro Amenábar | Stars: Eduardo Noriega, Penélope Cruz, Chete Lera, Fele Martínez

Votes: 56,735 | Gross: $0.37M

9. Gattaca (1997)

PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.8
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64 Metascore

A genetically inferior man assumes the identity of a superior one in order to pursue his lifelong dream of space travel.

Director: Andrew Niccol | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman, Jude Law, Gore Vidal

Votes: 242,802 | Gross: $12.34M

10. 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: 108,270 | Gross: $127.12M

11. Scream 2 (1997)

R | 120 min | Horror, Mystery

6.1
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63 Metascore

Two years after the first series of murders, a new psychopath dons the Ghostface costume and a new string of killings begins.

Director: Wes Craven | Stars: Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Jada Pinkett Smith

Votes: 135,325 | Gross: $101.36M

12. Contact (1997)

PG | 150 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.4
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62 Metascore

Dr. Ellie Arroway, after years of searching, finds conclusive radio proof of extraterrestrial intelligence, sending plans for a mysterious machine.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Jodie Foster, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt

Votes: 221,572 | Gross: $100.92M

13. Good Will Hunting (1997)

R | 126 min | Drama

8.3
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70 Metascore

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.

Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: Robin Williams, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Stellan Skarsgård

Votes: 693,642 | Gross: $138.43M

14. Jackie Brown (1997)

R | 154 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.5
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64 Metascore

A middle-aged woman finds herself in the middle of a huge conflict that will either make her a profit or cost her life.

Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster, Bridget Fonda

Votes: 262,427 | Gross: $39.67M

15. The Game (1997)

R | 129 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.8
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61 Metascore

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.

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Michael Douglas, Deborah Kara Unger, Sean Penn, James Rebhorn

Votes: 291,041 | Gross: $48.32M

16. Perfect Blue (1997)

R | 81 min | Animation, Horror, Mystery

7.9
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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.

Director: Satoshi Kon | Stars: Junko Iwao, Rica Matsumoto, Shinpachi Tsuji, Masaaki Ôkura

Votes: 35,547 | Gross: $0.11M

17. Secrets of the Heart (1997)

105 min | Drama

7.3
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Javi and his friend Carlos snoop around an old house on the way home from school. According to his brother Juan this is a haunted house and one can hear the voices of the dead. Later he is ... See full summary »

Director: Montxo Armendáriz | Stars: Carmelo Gómez, Charo López, Silvia Munt, Vicky Peña

Votes: 1,495

18. 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: 259,775 | Gross: $2.38M

19. The Sweet Hereafter (1997)

R | 112 min | Drama

7.6
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90 Metascore

A bus crash in a small town brings a lawyer to the town to defend the families, but he discovers that everything is not what it seems.

Director: Atom Egoyan | Stars: Ian Holm, Sarah Polley, Caerthan Banks, Tom McCamus

Votes: 28,640 | Gross: $3.25M

20. Tren de sombras (1997)

88 min | Drama

7.5
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A silent homage to the origins of cinema, recreating the apparent disappearance of a French photographer in the 1920s. Experimental.

Director: José Luis Guerín | Stars: Jessica Andrieu, Anne Céline Auche, Juliette Gautier, Marc Montserrat

Votes: 412

21. Starship Troopers (1997)

R | 129 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.2
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51 Metascore

Humans in a fascistic, militaristic future do battle with giant alien bugs in a fight for survival.

Director: Paul Verhoeven | Stars: Casper Van Dien, Denise Richards, Dina Meyer, Jake Busey

Votes: 238,376 | Gross: $54.81M

22. The Boxer (1997)

R | 113 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

7.1
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75 Metascore

Young Danny Flynn is released from prison after 14 years after "taking the rap" for the IRA and tries to rebuild his life in his old Belfast neighborhood.

Director: Jim Sheridan | Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Emily Watson, Daragh Donnelly, Frank Coughlan

Votes: 15,748 | Gross: $5.80M

23. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997)

R | 155 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.6
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57 Metascore

A visiting city reporter's assignment suddenly revolves around the murder trial of a local millionaire, whom he befriends.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: John Cusack, Kevin Spacey, Jack Thompson, Irma P. Hall

Votes: 33,660 | Gross: $25.08M

24. Boogie Nights (1997)

R | 155 min | Drama

7.9
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85 Metascore

The story of a young man's adventures in the Californian pornography industry of the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Julianne Moore, Burt Reynolds, Luis Guzmán

Votes: 205,494 | Gross: $26.40M

25. Martín (Hache) (1997)

123 min | Drama

7.7
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19-year-old Argentina Martin has a nearly fatal drug overdose. After that his mother sends him to Madrid, where his film director father (also called Martin) lives with his new much younger lover Alicia and gay actor friend Dante.

Director: Adolfo Aristarain | Stars: Federico Luppi, Juan Diego Botto, Eusebio Poncela, Cecilia Roth

Votes: 3,327

26. Lawn Dogs (1997)

R | 101 min | Drama

7.6
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When Devon, a 10-year-old girl, forges a friendship with Trent, a 21-year-old outsider who mows the neighborhood lawns, things suddenly get very complicated and private.

Director: John Duigan | Stars: Sam Rockwell, Kathleen Quinlan, Mischa Barton, Christopher McDonald

Votes: 6,699 | Gross: $0.11M

27. Winter Sleepers (1997)

122 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

7.3
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68 Metascore

Beautiful blonde translator Rebecca lives with her boyfriend, ski instructor Marco, in a small mountain villa owned by her friend, nurse Laura. Rene, a cinema projectionist, steals Marco's ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Tykwer | Stars: Ulrich Matthes, Marie-Lou Sellem, Floriane Daniel, Heino Ferch

Votes: 4,057 | Gross: $0.32M

28. Cube (1997)

R | 90 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.3
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61 Metascore

Six complete strangers of widely varying personality characteristics are involuntarily placed in an endless maze containing deadly traps.

Director: Vincenzo Natali | Stars: Nicole de Boer, Maurice Dean Wint, David Hewlett, Andrew Miller

Votes: 178,290 | Gross: $0.50M

29. 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: 2,444

30. The Devil's Advocate (1997)

R | 144 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.5
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60 Metascore

An exceptionally adept Florida lawyer is offered a job to work in New York City for a high-end law firm with a high-end boss - the biggest opportunity of his career to date.

Director: Taylor Hackford | Stars: Keanu Reeves, Al Pacino, Charlize Theron, Jeffrey Jones

Votes: 283,648 | Gross: $60.98M

31. The Spanish Prisoner (1997)

PG | 110 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.3
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70 Metascore

An employee of a corporation with a lucrative secret process is tempted to betray it. But there's more to it than that.

Director: David Mamet | Stars: Steve Martin, Ben Gazzara, Campbell Scott, Ricky Jay

Votes: 19,622 | Gross: $10.20M

32. Amistad (1997)

R | 155 min | Drama, History

7.3
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63 Metascore

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.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Djimon Hounsou, Matthew McConaughey, Anthony Hopkins, Morgan Freeman

Votes: 61,753 | Gross: $44.18M

33. The Ugly (1997)

R | 93 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

6.3
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A female psychologist wants to understand the minds of a confessed serial killer who spent the last five years in a mental hospital because of his state.

Director: Scott Reynolds | Stars: Paolo Rotondo, Paul Glover, Chris Graham, Darien Takle

Votes: 2,675

34. The Chambermaid on the Titanic (1997)

101 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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Horty, a French foundry worker, wins a contest and is sent to see the sailing of the Titanic. In England, Marie, saying she is a chambermaid on the Titanic and cannot get a room, asks to ... See full summary »

Director: Bigas Luna | Stars: Olivier Martinez, Romane Bohringer, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, Didier Bezace

Votes: 1,179 | Gross: $0.24M

35. Face/Off (1997)

R | 138 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

7.3
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82 Metascore

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.

Director: John Woo | Stars: John Travolta, Nicolas Cage, Joan Allen, Alessandro Nivola

Votes: 306,201 | Gross: $112.23M

36. 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: 241,217 | Gross: $148.48M

37. 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: 163,741 | Gross: $99.05M

38. 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: 34,294 | Gross: $63.86M

39. Live Flesh (1997)

R | 103 min | Drama

7.4
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69 Metascore

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...

Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Liberto Rabal, Francesca Neri, Javier Bardem, Ángela Molina

Votes: 24,612 | Gross: $1.54M

40. The Butcher Boy (1997)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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Francie and Joe live the usual playful, fantasy filled childhoods of normal boys. However, with a violent, alcoholic father and a manic depressive, suicidal mother the pressure on Francie ... See full summary »

Director: Neil Jordan | Stars: Stephen Rea, Fiona Shaw, Eamonn Owens, Alan Boyle

Votes: 8,320 | Gross: $1.82M

41. In the Company of Men (1997)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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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: 12,072 | Gross: $2.86M

42. The Apostle (1997)

PG-13 | 134 min | Drama

7.2
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83 Metascore

After his happy life spins out of control, a preacher from Texas changes his name, goes to Louisiana and starts preaching on the radio.

Director: Robert Duvall | Stars: Robert Duvall, Todd Allen, Paul Bagget, Lenore Banks

Votes: 12,128 | Gross: $20.73M

43. Titanic (1997)

PG-13 | 194 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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75 Metascore

A seventeen-year-old aristocrat falls in love with a kind but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic.

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane, Kathy Bates

Votes: 878,280 | Gross: $0.69M

44. Affliction (1997)

R | 114 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

7.0
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79 Metascore

A deeply troubled small town cop investigates a suspicious hunting death while events occur that cause him to mentally disintergrate.

Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Nick Nolte, Sissy Spacek, James Coburn, Brigid Tierney

Votes: 12,815 | Gross: $6.30M

45. 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: 120,775 | Gross: $12.01M

46. 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: 489,840 | Gross: $57.60M

47. Mrs Brown (1997)

PG | 101 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.3
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71 Metascore

When Queen Victoria's husband dies, she finds solace in her trusted servant, Mr. Brown, but their relationship also brings scandal and turmoil.

Director: John Madden | Stars: Judi Dench, Billy Connolly, Geoffrey Palmer, Antony Sher

Votes: 11,918 | Gross: $9.22M

48. Karakter (1997)

R | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.8
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Jacob Katadreuffe lives mute with his mother, has no contact with his father who only works against him and wants to become a lawyer, at all costs.

Director: Mike van Diem | Stars: Pavlik Jansen op de Haar, Jan Decleir, Fedja van Huêt, Betty Schuurman

Votes: 9,598 | Gross: $0.71M

49. Absolute Power (1997)

R | 121 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.7
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52 Metascore

A career thief witnesses a horrific crime involving the U.S. President.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Ed Harris, Laura Linney

Votes: 43,105 | Gross: $50.01M

50. 99.9 (1997)

Unrated | 106 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.7
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Lara, the host of a radio call-in show dealing in psychic phenomena, discovers that her estranged lover has been found dead in a small Spanish village. She learns that he was conducting ... See full summary »

Director: Agustí Villaronga | Stars: María Barranco, Terele Pávez, Ruth Gabriel, Ángel de Andrés López

Votes: 337

51. Chinese Box (1997)

R | 99 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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The story of Hong Kong, from New Year's Day to June 30th, 1997, when the British left their colony and turned it over to the People's Republic of China.

Director: Wayne Wang | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Li Gong, Maggie Cheung, Michael Hui

Votes: 2,838 | Gross: $2.20M

52. 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: 31,732 | Gross: $4.27M

53. Nightwatch (1997)

R | 101 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

6.2
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40 Metascore

A law student, who takes a job as a night watchman at a morgue, begins to discover clues that implicate him as the suspect of a series of murders.

Director: Ole Bornedal | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Nick Nolte, Anais Evans, Erich Anderson

Votes: 17,164 | Gross: $1.20M

54. 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, William Snape

Votes: 88,067 | Gross: $45.95M

55. Mousehunt (1997)

PG | 98 min | Comedy, Family

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: 44,989 | Gross: $61.92M

56. Kundun (1997)

PG-13 | 134 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.0
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74 Metascore

From childhood to adulthood, Tibet's fourteenth Dalai Lama deals with Chinese oppression and other problems.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Tenzin Thuthob Tsarong, Gyurme Tethong, Tulku Jamyang Kunga Tenzin, Tenzin Yeshi Paichang

Votes: 23,118 | Gross: $5.53M

57. 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: 38,164 | Gross: $10.57M

58. Dancehall Queen (1997)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama

6.9
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A single street vendor disguises herself for a dance contest, and pits her enemies against each other.

Directors: Rick Elgood, Don Letts | Stars: Audrey Reid, Carl Davis, Paul Campbell, Mark Danvers

Votes: 449 | Gross: $0.16M

59. I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997)

R | 101 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

5.7
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52 Metascore

After a nasty accident, four friends begin to drift apart. One year later Julie James gets a anonymous message and then a slicker wearing, hook wielding killer begins to rip apart her life.

Director: Jim Gillespie | Stars: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Anne Heche, Ryan Phillippe

Votes: 114,952 | Gross: $72.59M

60. Firelight (1997)

R | 103 min | Romance, Drama

7.3
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In 1838, lovely governess Elisabeth agrees to bear a child of anonymous English landowner, and he will in return pay her father's debt. At birth she, as agreed, gives up the child. Seven ... See full summary »

Director: William Nicholson | Stars: Sophie Marceau, Stephen Dillane, Dominique Belcourt, Kevin Anderson

Votes: 3,685 | Gross: $0.78M

61. El crimen del cine Oriente (1997)

105 min | Drama

6.1
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Director: Pedro Costa | Stars: Anabel Alonso, Pepe Rubianes, Josep Maria Pou, Marta Fernández Muro

Votes: 85

62. Alien: Resurrection (1997)

R | 109 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.2
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63 Metascore

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.

Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Winona Ryder, Dominique Pinon, Ron Perlman

Votes: 194,737 | Gross: $47.75M

63. Las ratas (1997)

97 min | Drama

5.6
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Director: Antonio Giménez Rico | Stars: José Caride, Álvaro Monje, Francisco Algora, Concha Gómez Conde

Votes: 52

64. The Swindle (1997)

Not Rated | 101 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

6.6
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Betty and Victor are a pair of scam artists. One day Betty brings in Maurice, a treasurer of a multinational company. Maurice is due to transfer 5 millions francs out of Switzerland, and ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Chabrol | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Michel Serrault, François Cluzet, Jean-François Balmer

Votes: 1,781 | Gross: $0.23M

65. Trojan War (1997)

PG-13 | 85 min | Comedy

5.7
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Brad is about to hook up with the girl of his dreams, but runs into a problem, no condom. So Brad sets out into the night to find one, running into many obstacles along the way, while not knowing his best friend, Leah is in love with him.

Director: George Huang | Stars: Will Friedle, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Marley Shelton, Danny Masterson

Votes: 5,071 | Gross: $0.00M

66. Hurricane Streets (1997)

R | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.5
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Marcus is a kid on Manhattan's mean streets. He's turning 15, his father is dead, his mother is in prison for smuggling undocumented aliens. His grandmother is raising him. He has four ... See full summary »

Director: Morgan J. Freeman | Stars: Brendan Sexton III, Shawn Elliott, Antoine McLean, Mtume Gant

Votes: 1,065 | Gross: $0.33M

67. G.I. Jane (1997)

R | 125 min | Action, Drama, War

5.9
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62 Metascore

A female Senator succeeds in enrolling a woman into Combined Reconnaissance Team training where everyone expects her to fail.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Demi Moore, Viggo Mortensen, Anne Bancroft, Jason Beghe

Votes: 65,163 | Gross: $48.17M

68. Mimic (1997)

R | 105 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

5.9
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55 Metascore

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.

Director: Guillermo del Toro | Stars: Mira Sorvino, Jeremy Northam, Alexander Goodwin, Giancarlo Giannini

Votes: 39,917 | Gross: $25.48M

69. Steam: The Turkish Bath (1997)

94 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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Francesco and Marta are husband and wife running a small design company in Rome. When Francesco's long forgotten Aunt Anita dies in Istanbul, he travels there to look after the sale of the ... See full summary »

Director: Ferzan Ozpetek | Stars: Alessandro Gassman, Francesca d'Aloja, Carlo Cecchi, Halil Ergün

Votes: 5,482 | Gross: $0.66M

70. The House of Yes (1997)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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54 Metascore

A mentally unbalanced young woman - who is convinced she is Jackie Kennedy - flies into a murderous rage when her brother returns home to reveal he is engaged.

Director: Mark Waters | Stars: Parker Posey, Josh Hamilton, Tori Spelling, Freddie Prinze Jr.

Votes: 7,012 | Gross: $0.62M

71. Les palmes de M. Schutz (1997)

106 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.0
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A humoristic view of the lives of Marie and Pierre Curie and their discoveries around radioactivity.

Director: Claude Pinoteau | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Philippe Noiret, Charles Berling, Christian Charmetant

Votes: 347

72. Campfire Tales (1997)

R | 88 min | Horror

5.9
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A group of teens entertain themselves by telling an anthology of famous urban legends with a modern twist; including make-out-point, monsters, psychopaths, and ghosts.

Directors: Matt Cooper, Martin Kunert, David Semel | Stars: Jay R. Ferguson, Christine Taylor, Christopher Masterson, Kim Murphy

Votes: 3,256

73. The Fifth Element (1997)

PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.7
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52 Metascore

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.

Director: Luc Besson | Stars: Bruce Willis, Milla Jovovich, Gary Oldman, Ian Holm

Votes: 377,183 | Gross: $63.54M

74. Breakdown (I) (1997)

R | 93 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.9
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73 Metascore

A man searches for his missing wife after his car breaks down in the middle of the desert.

Director: Jonathan Mostow | Stars: Kurt Russell, J.T. Walsh, Kathleen Quinlan, M.C. Gainey

Votes: 41,471 | Gross: $50.13M

75. The Relic (1997)

R | 110 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

5.7
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55 Metascore

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.

Director: Peter Hyams | Stars: Penelope Ann Miller, Tom Sizemore, Linda Hunt, James Whitmore

Votes: 20,878 | Gross: $33.96M

76. 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: 96,488 | Gross: $58.41M

77. A Merry War (1997)

PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.4
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Gordon Comstock is a copywriter at an ad agency, and his girlfriend Rosemary is a designer. Gordon believes he is a genius, a marvelous poet and quits the ad agency, trying to live on his ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Bierman | Stars: Richard E. Grant, Helena Bonham Carter, Julian Wadham, Jim Carter

Votes: 1,186 | Gross: $0.30M

78. The Rainmaker (1997)

PG-13 | 135 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.1
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72 Metascore

An underdog lawyer takes on a fraudulent insurance company.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Matt Damon, Danny DeVito, Claire Danes, Jon Voight

Votes: 51,101 | Gross: $45.86M

79. Airbag (1997)

124 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.8
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Mommy's boy Juantxo is engaged. Dragged to the party by his friends Konradin and Paco, he loses his expensive wedding ring inside the body of a prostitute. Mafioso whorehouse owner ... See full summary »

Director: Juanma Bajo Ulloa | Stars: Karra Elejalde, Fernando Guillén Cuervo, Alberto San Juan, Manuel Manquiña

Votes: 3,780

80. Shooting Fish (1997)

PG | 103 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

6.6
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47 Metascore

Two con artists' plan to steal enough for a house are twisted when a pretty girl enters the picture.

Director: Stefan Schwartz | Stars: Dan Futterman, Stuart Townsend, Kate Beckinsale, Rowena Cooper

Votes: 6,931 | Gross: $0.30M

81. 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: 36,508 | Gross: $29.21M

82. One Night Stand (1997)

R | 102 min | Drama, Romance

5.8
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Los Angeles advertisement director Max visits his friend, artist Charlie, who was diagnosed with A.I.D.S. in New York City. There he meets Karen, they are attracted to each other and after ... See full summary »

Director: Mike Figgis | Stars: Wesley Snipes, Nastassja Kinski, Kyle MacLachlan, Ming-Na Wen

Votes: 5,953 | Gross: $2.62M

83. Ulee's Gold (1997)

R | 113 min | Drama

7.1
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77 Metascore

A reclusive beekeeper slowly pulls his dysfunctional family back together, but not without having to fight his son's previous dastardly cohorts.

Director: Victor Nunez | Stars: Peter Fonda, Patricia Richardson, Christine Dunford, Tom Wood

Votes: 6,048 | Gross: $9.05M

84. Niagara, Niagara (1997)

R | 93 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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An outsider and a young woman plagued by Tourette's syndrome meet and together journey to Canada.

Director: Bob Gosse | Stars: Robin Tunney, Henry Thomas, Michael Parks, Stephen Lang

Votes: 1,415 | Gross: $0.17M

85. Cop Land (1997)

R | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.9
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64 Metascore

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.

Director: James Mangold | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Harvey Keitel, Ray Liotta, Robert De Niro

Votes: 75,011 | Gross: $44.89M

86. Men in Black (1997)

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

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: 445,178 | Gross: $250.69M

87. Nil by Mouth (1997)

R | 128 min | Drama

7.4
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A rough, short-tempered patriarch of a working class family has his life and the relationships around him slowly unravel.

Director: Gary Oldman | Stars: Ray Winstone, Kathy Burke, Charlie Creed-Miles, Laila Morse

Votes: 7,579

88. Air Force One (1997)

R | 124 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.5
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61 Metascore

Hijackers seize the plane carrying the President of the United States and his family, but he - an ex-soldier - works from hiding to defeat them.

Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, Glenn Close, Wendy Crewson

Votes: 158,129 | Gross: $172.96M

89. The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)

PG-13 | 129 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.5
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59 Metascore

A research team is sent to the Jurassic Park Site B island to study the dinosaurs there while another team approaches with another agenda.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Jeff Goldblum, Julianne Moore, Pete Postlethwaite, Vince Vaughn

Votes: 310,925 | Gross: $229.09M

90. Kiss the Girls (1997)

R | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.6
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46 Metascore

Police hunting for a serial kidnapper are helped when a victim manages to escape for the first time.

Director: Gary Fleder | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Cary Elwes, Alex McArthur

Votes: 55,362 | Gross: $60.53M

91. Dante's Peak (1997)

PG-13 | 108 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

5.9
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43 Metascore

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.

Director: Roger Donaldson | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Linda Hamilton, Jamie Renée Smith, Jeremy Foley

Votes: 68,458 | Gross: $67.13M

92. Backroads (1997)

105 min | Drama, Romance

6.2
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Year 1974, Spain. Felipe (Fernando Ramallo) is a teenager who travels with Lorenzo (Antonio Resines), his widowed father. Their only property is the Citröen DS with which they go from one ... See full summary »

Director: Emilio Martínez Lázaro | Stars: Antonio Resines, Fernando Ramallo, Maribel Verdú, Miriam Díaz-Aroca

Votes: 360

93. Kureyon Shin-chan ankoku tamatama daitsuiseki (1997)

100 min | Animation, Comedy, Action

6.6
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The Nohara family gets involved in a dispute between two clans who are fighting to possess a sphere claimed to be able to bring back to life a powerful evil spirit.

Director: Keiichi Hara | Stars: Akiko Yajima, Miki Narahashi, Keiji Fujiwara, Tamao Hayashi

Votes: 221

94. Touch (1997)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.7
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When Juvenal, a presumed miracle worker, appears on the scene Bill Hill attempts to exploit him but his plans go astray with the untimely intervention of August Murray and the developing ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Bridget Fonda, Christopher Walken, Skeet Ulrich, LL Cool J

Votes: 2,062 | Gross: $0.41M

95. The Color of the Clouds (1997)

110 min | Comedy

6.6
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Director: Mario Camus | Stars: Julia Gutiérrez Caba, Ana Duato, Antonio Valero, Josep Maria Domènech

Votes: 145

96. Wishful Thinking (1997)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Romance

5.1
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A story told from three angles. Max meets Elizabeth; they live together, but when she talks of marriage, he balks. He becomes extremely jealous, probably without cause, and thinks she's ... See full summary »

Director: Adam Park | Stars: Drew Barrymore, Jennifer Beals, Desiree Casado, Isabel Gillies

Votes: 1,164

97. 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: 21,073 | Gross: $34.66M

98. 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, Denis Leary

Votes: 71,514 | Gross: $43.02M

99. Amor de hombre (1997)

88 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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In 1990s Spain, the strong friendship between a gay man and his female best friend is tested by his entering into a relationship with another man. The girlfriend, used to getting all the ... See full summary »

Directors: Yolanda García Serrano, Juan Luis Iborra | Stars: Loles León, Andrea Occhipinti, Pedro Mari Sánchez, Armando del Río

Votes: 470

100. Comanche Territory (1997)

88 min | Drama, War

6.5
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Spanish TV reporters covering the War in Bosnia. Based on true experience.

Director: Gerardo Herrero | Stars: Imanol Arias, Carmelo Gómez, Cecilia Dopazo, Mirta Zecevic

Votes: 313