Movies of 1997

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1. Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990–2000)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Romance

A group of friends living in Beverly Hills, California make their way through life from their school days into adulthood.

Stars: Jason Priestley, Shannen Doherty, Luke Perry, Jennie Garth

Votes: 29,879

the complete 8th season Jessica ALBA (episodes 23 & 24) Jennie GARTH Lindsay PRICE Jason PRIESTLEY Tori SPELLING Hilary SWANK Tiffani THIESSEN Nikki ZIERING (episode 20)

2. Face/Off (1997)

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

82 Metascore

In order to foil a terrorist plot, an FBI agent undergoes facial transplant surgery and assumes the identity of a criminal mastermind, who murdered his only son. The plan turns sour when the criminal wakes up prematurely and seeks revenge.

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

Votes: 336,059 | Gross: $112.23M

Joan ALLEN Nicolas CAGE Gina GERSHON Dominique SWAIN John TRAVOLTA

3. Liar Liar (1997)

PG-13 | 86 min | Comedy, Fantasy

70 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 268,915 | Gross: $181.41M

Krista ALLEN Jim CARREY Maura TIERNEY Jennifer TILLY

4. Stargate SG-1 (1997–2007)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A secret military team, SG-1, is formed to explore other planets through the recently discovered Stargates.

Stars: Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge

Votes: 79,910

the complete 1st season Richard Dean ANDERSON Amanda TAPPING

5. Picture Perfect (1997)

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

44 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 18,207 | Gross: $31.06M

Jennifer ANISTON Kevin BACON

6. Friends (1994–2004)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Romance

Follows the personal and professional lives of six twenty to thirty-something-year-old friends living in Manhattan.

Stars: Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc

Votes: 738,976

the complete 4th season Jennifer ANISTON Helen BAXENDALE Courteney COX Charlton HESTON (episode 14) Lisa KUDROW Matt LEBLANC Matthew PERRY Rebecca ROMIJN (episode 6) David SCHWIMMER Amber SMITH (episode 4)

7. 'Til There Was You (1997)

PG-13 | 113 min | Romance, Comedy

Two strangers, whose paths are always crossing, finally meet when fate steps in.

Director: Scott Winant | Stars: Jeanne Tripplehorn, Dylan McDermott, John Plumpis, Janel Moloney

Votes: 2,575 | Gross: $3.48M

Jennifer ANISTON Sarah Jessica PARKER Jeanne TRIPPLEHORN Madeline ZIMA Yvonne ZIMA

8. Married... with Children (1987–1997)

TV-PG | 22 min | Comedy

Al Bundy is a misanthropic women's shoe salesman with a miserable life. He hates his job, his wife is lazy, his son is dysfunctional (especially with women), and his daughter is dim-witted and promiscuous.

Stars: Ed O'Neill, Christina Applegate, Katey Sagal, Amanda Bearse

Votes: 92,631

the complete 11th season Christina APPLEGATE Robert ENGLUND (episode 21) Rena RIFFEL (episode 23)

9. Trading Favors (1997)

R | 103 min | Crime, Drama

A seductive woman (Rosanna Arquette) with a violent boyfriend steals a car and entices a teen (Devon Gummersall) to join her in robbery and more.

Director: Sondra Locke | Stars: Rosanna Arquette, George Dzundza, Devon Gummersall, Julie Ariola

Votes: 265

Rosanna ARQUETTE

10. The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)

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

59 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 359,421 | Gross: $229.09M

Richard ATTENBOROUGH Camilla BELLE Jeff GOLDBLUM Julianne MOORE

11. On Guard (1997)

TV-14 | 128 min | Drama, Adventure

69 Metascore

The Comte de Gonzague schemes against his cousin, the Duc de Nevers, even though he is the Duke's heir and will inherit his estates. The Count has kept secret the existence of the Duke's ... See full summary »

Director: Philippe de Broca | Stars: Daniel Auteuil, Fabrice Luchini, Vincent Perez, Marie Gillain

Votes: 3,165 | Gross: $0.10M

Daniel AUTEUIL Marie GILLAIN

12. Grosse Pointe Blank (1997)

R | 107 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

76 Metascore

Martin Blank is a professional assassin. He is sent on a mission to a small Detroit suburb, Grosse Pointe, and, by coincidence, his ten-year high school reunion party is taking place there at the same time.

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

Votes: 84,611 | Gross: $28.01M

Dan AYKROYD Minnie DRIVER Jenna ELFMAN

13. L.A. Confidential (1997)

R | 138 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

90 Metascore

As corruption grows in 1950s Los Angeles, 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: 508,686 | Gross: $64.62M

Brenda BAKKE Kim BASINGER Danny DE VITO Amber SMITH

14. G.I. Jane (1997)

R | 125 min | Action, Drama, War

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: 70,535 | Gross: $48.17M

Anne BANCROFT Demi MOORE

15. Wishful Thinking (1997)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Romance

Elizabeth, a vet assistant, falls for Max, who brings in an abused dog. His jealousy burdens their relationship as does talk of marriage. Lena wants Max and she schemes.

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

Votes: 1,207

Drew BARRYMORE Jennifer BEALS

16. Spice Girls: Live in Istanbul (1997 Video)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Music

Joe Louis Walker, live in Istanbul in 1995. It was my first time performing in Turkey. We were very surprised to find the audience very supportive and knowledgeable. Musicians are always ... See full summary »

Director: David Barnard | Stars: Spice Girls, Geri Horner, Victoria Beckham, Mel B

Votes: 167

Victoria BECKHAM Emma BUNTON Melanie CHISHOLM Geri HALLIWELL

17. JAG (1995–2005)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Crime, Drama

The cases of Harmon Rabb, former Navy fighter pilot, and his fellow lawyers of the U.S. Navy's Judge Advocate General's office.

Stars: David James Elliott, Catherine Bell, Patrick Labyorteaux, John M. Jackson

Votes: 15,713

the complete third season Catherine BELL Ernest BORGNINE (episode 15)

18. ER (1994–2009)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Romance

The lives, loves and losses of the doctors and nurses of Chicago's County General Hospital.

Stars: Anthony Edwards, George Clooney, Julianna Margulies, Eriq La Salle

Votes: 47,672

the complete 4th season Maria BELLO George CLOONEY Jorja FOX Mariska HARGITAY Julianna MARGULIES Eva MENDES (episode 15) Yvonne ZIMA

19. Life Is Beautiful (1997)

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

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: 581,933 | Gross: $57.60M

Roberto BENIGNI

20. The Real Blonde (1997)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

48 Metascore

Joe and Mary have been living together in Manhattan for six years. Joe is an actor, who has no agent and no thesping credits, but whose ambitions are very high. He works as a waiter at a ... See full summary »

Director: Tom DiCillo | Stars: Matthew Modine, Catherine Keener, Daryl Hannah, Maxwell Caulfield

Votes: 3,735 | Gross: $0.25M

Elizabeth BERKLEY Steve BUSCEMI Daryl HANNAH Catherine KEENER Christopher LLOYD Kathleen TURNER Bridgette WILSON

21. 7th Heaven (1996–2007)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Eric Camden, a minister, and his wife Annie deal with the drama of having seven children, ranging from toddlers to adults with families of their own.

Stars: Stephen Collins, Catherine Hicks, Jessica Biel, Beverley Mitchell

Votes: 23,384

the complete 2nd season Jessica BIEL Mila KUNIS (episodes 2 & 10) Beverley MITCHELL Ashley TISDALE (episode 6)

22. Gattaca (1997)

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

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: 269,019 | Gross: $12.34M

Ernest BORGNINE Jayne BROOK Uma THURMAN

23. Addicted to Love (1997)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Romance

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: 22,695 | Gross: $34.66M

Matthew BRODERICK Meg RYAN

24. Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)

PG-13 | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

52 Metascore

James Bond sets out to stop a media mogul's plan to induce war between China and the U.K in order to obtain exclusive global media coverage.

Director: Roger Spottiswoode | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Jonathan Pryce, Michelle Yeoh, Teri Hatcher

Votes: 173,556 | Gross: $125.33M

Pierce BROSNAN Daphne DECKERS Teri HATCHER Michelle YEOH

25. Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997)

PG-13 | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

23 Metascore

A computer hacker breaks into the computer system of the Seabourn Legend cruise liner and sets it speeding on a collision course into a gigantic oil tanker.

Director: Jan de Bont | Stars: Sandra Bullock, Jason Patric, Willem Dafoe, Temuera Morrison

Votes: 71,747 | Gross: $48.61M

Sandra BULLOCK Lois CHILES

26. Ally McBeal (1997–2002)

TV-PG | 45 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

Follows the personal and professional life of lawyer Ally.

Stars: Calista Flockhart, Greg Germann, Jane Krakowski, Vonda Shepard

Votes: 28,840

the complete 1st season Brooke BURNS (episodes 6, 7, 8 & 9) Calista FLOCKHART Jane KRAKOWSKI Dina MEYER (episode 16) Courtney THORNE-SMITH Kelli WILLIAMS (episode 20)

27. Con Air (1997)

R | 115 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

52 Metascore

Newly paroled ex-con and former U.S. Ranger Cameron Poe finds himself trapped in a prisoner transport plane when the passengers seize control.

Director: Simon West | Stars: Nicolas Cage, John Cusack, John Malkovich, Colm Meaney

Votes: 265,099 | Gross: $101.12M

Steve BUSCEMI Nicolas CAGE John MALKOVICH Danny TREJO

28. Scream 2 (1997)

R | 120 min | Horror, Mystery

63 Metascore

Two years after the first series of murders, as Sydney acclimates to college life, someone donning the Ghostface costume begins a new string of killings.

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

Votes: 149,850 | Gross: $101.36M

Neve CAMPBELL Courteney COX Rebecca GAYHEART Sarah Michelle GELLAR Heather GRAHAM Tori SPELLING

29. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

A young woman, destined to slay vampires, demons and other infernal creatures, deals with her life fighting evil, with the help of her friends.

Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, Anthony Head

Votes: 122,115

the complete 1st season Charisma CARPENTER Sarah Michelle GELLAR Alyson HANNIGAN Jennifer SKY (episode 6)

30. Top of the World (II) (1997)

R | 99 min | Action, Thriller

In Las Vegas for a quicky divorce, a just-paroled ex-cop and his wife wander into the Top of the World Casino, run by the shady Charles Atlas. They win big, right as the casino is being ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney J. Furie | Stars: Peter Weller, Dennis Hopper, Tia Carrere, David Alan Grier

Votes: 710

Tia CARRERE Dennis HOPPER

31. Les soeurs Soleil (1997)

92 min | Comedy

A teenage girl wins a radio promotion contest to appear in her favorite rock star's new music video. When her bourgeois father forbids her to accept, her mother goes against his wishes and helps her daughter follow her musical dreams.

Director: Jeannot Szwarc | Stars: Marie-Anne Chazel, Thierry Lhermitte, Clémentine Célarié, Didier Bénureau

Votes: 348

Clémentine CELARIE Marie-Anne CHAZEL Christian CLAVIER Thierry LHERMITTE Jean RENO

32. Mr. Nice Guy (1997)

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

A Chinese chef accidentally gets involved with a news reporter who filmed a drug bust that went awry, and is now being chased by gangs who are trying to get the video tape.

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

Votes: 24,166 | Gross: $12.67M

Jackie CHAN Sammo HUNG

33. Chinese Box (1997)

R | 99 min | Drama, Romance

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, Chaplin Chang, Noel Rands

Votes: 3,027 | Gross: $2.20M

Maggie CHEUNG Gong LI

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

PG-13 | 89 min | Adventure, Comedy

51 Metascore

A 1960s secret agent is brought out of cryofreeze to oppose his greatest enemy in the 1990s, where his social attitudes are glaringly out of place.

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

Votes: 213,141 | Gross: $53.88M

Lois CHILES Carrie FISHER Elizabeth HURLEY Rob LOWE Mimi ROGERS Christian SLATER

35. Batman & Robin (1997)

PG-13 | 125 min | Action, Sci-Fi

28 Metascore

Batman and Robin try to keep their relationship together even as they must stop Mr. Freeze and Poison Ivy from freezing Gotham City.

Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, George Clooney, Chris O'Donnell, Uma Thurman

Votes: 225,129 | Gross: $107.33M

George CLOONEY Elle MacPHERSON Arnold SCHWARZENEGGER Alicia SILVERSTONE Uma THURMAN

36. Windkracht 10 (1997–1998)

Drama, Action

This drama series is about a small helicopter unit of the Belgian Air Force based at Koksijde, on the North Sea coast, which specializes in patrolling and rescue operations at sea. The ... See full summary »

Stars: Warre Borgmans, Gene Bervoets, Tom Van Bauwel, Ludo Busschots

Votes: 168

the complete 1st season Andrea CROONENBERGHS Tine VAN DEN BRANDE

37. Solomon (1997)

PG-13 | 180 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

David, now an old man, is still king of Israel. Among his sons, the ambitious Adonijah and the clever Solomon. The two young men are fierce rivals, since both are prospective heirs to the ... See full summary »

Director: Roger Young | Stars: Ben Cross, Anouk Aimée, Vivica A. Fox, Max von Sydow

Votes: 694

Maria Grazia CUCINOTTA Max VON SYDOW

38. Fierce Creatures (1997)

PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy

62 Metascore

Zookeepers struggle to deal with the policies of changing directors.

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

Votes: 22,374 | Gross: $9.38M

Jamie Lee CURTIS Kevin KLINE Carey LOWELL

39. The Blackout (1997)

R | 98 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

37 Metascore

A debauched Hollywood movie actor tries to piece together one wild night in Miami years earlier which remains a drug-induced blur, and soon finds out that some questions about his past are best left unanswered.

Director: Abel Ferrara | Stars: Matthew Modine, Claudia Schiffer, Béatrice Dalle, Sarah Lassez

Votes: 2,204

Béatrice DALLE Dennis HOPPER Claudia SCHIFFER

40. Good Will Hunting (1997)

R | 126 min | Drama, Romance

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: 805,153 | Gross: $138.43M

Matt DAMON Minnie DRIVER Robin WILLIAMS

41. The Shining (1997)

Not Rated | 273 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

A recovering alcoholic must wrestle with demons within and without when he and his family move into a haunted hotel as caretakers.

Stars: Rebecca De Mornay, Steven Weber, Wil Horneff, Courtland Mead

Votes: 14,983

Rebecca DE MORNAY

42. Jackie Brown (1997)

R | 154 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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: 299,522 | Gross: $39.67M

Robert DE NIRO Bridget FONDA Samuel L. JACKSON Michael KEATON

43. Cop Land (1997)

R | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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: 82,275 | Gross: $44.89M

Robert DE NIRO Harvey KEITEL Annabella SCIORRA Sylvester STALLONE

44. Donnie Brasco (1997)

R | 127 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

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: 262,769 | Gross: $41.91M

Johnny DEPP Anne HECHE Al PACINO

45. My Best Friend's Wedding (1997)

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

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.