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1. Happy Together (1997)

96 min | Drama, Romance

69 Metascore

A couple take a trip to Argentina but both men find their lives drifting apart in opposite directions.

Director: Kar-Wai Wong | Stars: Leslie Cheung, Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Chen Chang, Gregory Dayton

Votes: 19,859 | Gross: $0.19M

6/10

2. The River (1997)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama, Romance

55 Metascore

A young man develops severe neck pain after swimming in a polluted river; his dysfunctional parents are unable to provide any relief for him or themselves.

Director: Ming-liang Tsai | Stars: Tien Miao, Kang-sheng Lee, Yi-Ching Lu, Ann Hui

Votes: 2,402

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

R | 155 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

57 Metascore

A visiting city reporter's (John Cusack's) assignment suddenly revolves around the murder trial of a local millionaire (Kevin Spacey), whom he befriends.

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

Votes: 35,332 | Gross: $25.08M

7/10

4. Steam: The Turkish Bath (1997)

94 min | Drama, Romance

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 Gassmann, Francesca d'Aloja, Carlo Cecchi, Halil Ergün

Votes: 5,859 | Gross: $0.66M

5. Mandragora (1997)

Unrated | 126 min | Drama

Two gay teenage runaways thrown out of their repressive homes try to survive on the streets of Prague. Hunger and desperation forces them into a life of prostitution, drugs, and teen-porn.

Director: Wiktor Grodecki | Stars: Miroslav Caslavka, David Svec, Pavel Skrípal, Kostas Zerdolaglu

Votes: 1,035

6. The Man I Love (1997 TV Movie)

91 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

This is a combination coming out and first love story. The swimmer and diver Lucard is interested in attractive Martin. The film follows the characters' coming out with all its difficulties... See full summary »

Director: Stéphane Giusti | Stars: Jean-Michel Portal, Marcial Di Fonzo Bo, Mathilde Seigner, Vittoria Scognamiglio

Votes: 1,576

4/10

7. Bent (1997)

NC-17 | 105 min | Drama, History, Romance

In 1930s Berlin, a gay Jew is sent to a concentration camp under the Nazi regime.

Director: Sean Mathias | Stars: Lothaire Bluteau, Clive Owen, Mick Jagger, Brian Webber

Votes: 7,315 | Gross: $0.37M

6/10

8. Ma Vie en Rose (1997)

R | 88 min | Drama

Ludovic is an innocent seven-year-old child who provokes horror in her community when she dresses in girls clothes and insists she's a girl.

Director: Alain Berliner | Stars: Georges Du Fresne, Michèle Laroque, Jean-Philippe Écoffey, Hélène Vincent

Votes: 8,132 | Gross: $2.28M

6/10

9. In & Out (1997)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

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: 36,697 | Gross: $63.86M

6/10

10. I Think I Do (1997)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

A screwball comedy about a gay couple at a straight couple's wedding.

Director: Brian Sloan | Stars: Alexis Arquette, Christian Maelen, Luna Lauren Velez, Jamie Harrold

Votes: 1,501 | Gross: $0.34M

11. Latin Boys Go to Hell (1997)

Unrated | 71 min | Comedy, Drama, Crime

A cute, openly gay latin boy's hormones go into overdrive when his hunky cousin (Angel) arrives for an extended stay. The two explore the young and sometimes dangerous gay scene in the ... See full summary »

Director: Ela Troyano | Stars: Irwin Ossa, John Bryant, Jenifer Lee Simard, Alexis Artiles

Votes: 283 | Gross: $0.10M

12. Intimates (1997)

117 min | Drama, Romance

Foon escapes an arranged marriage by walking the road of a Ji Sor. After an affair with Shing, she becomes pregnant. An attempted abortion nearly costs Foon her life. Wan, the young owner ... See full summary »

Director: Chi Leung 'Jacob' Cheung | Stars: Carina Lau, Charlie Yeung, Ah-Lei Gua, Theresa Lee

Votes: 450

6/10

13. Chasing Amy (1997)

R | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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: 126,800 | Gross: $12.01M

4/10

14. The Fire That Burns (1997 TV Movie)

91 min | Drama

Two boys in their early teens in a strictly-run pre-WWII Catholic School form a firm friendship which is troubled by an abbot who is obsessed with the younger of the students.

Director: Christophe Malavoy | Stars: Christophe Malavoy, Michel Aumont, Naël Marandin, Clément van den Bergh

Votes: 344

15. Destiny (1997)

Not Rated | 87 min | Drama

Two young high school boys, Manga and Sory, are gay and in love in Guinea. This is their story.

Director: Muhammad Camara | Stars: Cécile Bois, Mamady Mory Camara, Muhammad Camara, Koumba Diakite

Votes: 116

16. As You Want Me (1997)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Comedy

Pasquale is a policeman in Roma. During a roundup he meets Desideria. He/she is a transsexual, living together with other two trans , Gaia and Gioia. But overall Desideria is an old friend ... See full summary »

Director: Carmine Amoroso | Stars: Enrico Lo Verso, Vincent Cassel, Monica Bellucci, Francesco Casale

Votes: 208

17. Any Mother's Son (1997 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

A navy officer is murdered by two fellow seamen, and the officer's mother discovers that her son was killed because he was gay. Fighting her own homophobia and grief, she tries to find a way to get justice for him.

Director: David Burton Morris | Stars: Bonnie Bedelia, Hedy Burress, Paul Popowich, Fiona Reid

Votes: 178

18. All the Rage (1997)

Not Rated | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

ALL THE RAGE takes a satirical and poignant look at one gay man's obsessive pursuit of physical, sexual, and romantic perfection. Christopher Bedford is everyone's fantasy. He's gorgeous, ... See full summary »

Director: Roland Tec | Stars: Will Cook, Ben Robbins, Daniel Olsen, Josh Hutnak

Votes: 429 | Gross: $0.10M

19. Boys Life 2 (1997)

74 min | Drama

Compilation of four short films about homoerotic situations involving young men. Tom DeCerchio directed "Nunzio's Second Cousin", telling the story of a gay cop who forces a gay-basher to ... See full summary »

Directors: Mark Christopher, Tom DeCerchio, Tom Donaghy, Nickolas Perry | Stars: Michael Saucedo, Justin Urich, Travis Sher, Milo Ventimiglia

Votes: 428 | Gross: $0.19M

20. Wilde (1997)

R | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

The turmoil in poet/playwright Oscar Wilde's life after he discovers his homosexuality.

Director: Brian Gilbert | Stars: Stephen Fry, Jude Law, Vanessa Redgrave, Jennifer Ehle

Votes: 13,951 | Gross: $2.16M

6/10

21. The Hanging Garden (1997)

R | 91 min | Drama, Romance

William, a once obese and depressed adolescent, is able to move past his teenage years when he moves to the city and comes out as being gay. When he returns home though, he can't cope with his memories.

Director: Thom Fitzgerald | Stars: Chris Leavins, Kerry Fox, Ian Parsons, Peter MacNeill

Votes: 2,718 | Gross: $0.93M

6/10

22. Kiss Me, Guido (1997)

R | 86 min | Comedy

46 Metascore

Warren has an extra room in his apartment (and is five months behind on the rent) after his lover moves out, so a friend places an ad on his behalf for a GWM roommate. Frankie, a pizza ... See full summary »

Director: Tony Vitale | Stars: Nick Scotti, Anthony Barrile, Anthony DeSando, Craig Chester

Votes: 1,910 | Gross: $1.83M

23. Love! Valour! Compassion! (1997)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

59 Metascore

Gregory invites seven friends to spend the summer at his large, secluded 19th-century home in upstate New York. The seven are: Bobby, Gregory's "significant other," who is blind but who ... See full summary »

Director: Joe Mantello | Stars: Jason Alexander, Stephen Spinella, Stephen Bogardus, Randy Becker

Votes: 3,184 | Gross: $2.87M

24. It's in the Water (1997)

Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy, Romance

Residents of the fictional town of Azalea Springs, Texas go into a panic after a gay local says the town's water supply is what made him gay.

Director: Kelli Herd | Stars: Keri Jo Chapman, Teresa Garrett, Derrick Sanders, Timothy Vahle

Votes: 1,515

25. All Over Me (1997)

R | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

Claude and Ellen are best friends who live in a not-so-nice area of New York. They're involved in the subculture of 90s youth, complete with drugs, live music, and homophobia. All is ... See full summary »

Director: Alex Sichel | Stars: Alison Folland, Tara Subkoff, Cole Hauser, Wilson Cruz

Votes: 3,032 | Gross: $0.15M

26. Love of Man (1997)

Not Rated | 88 min | Comedy, Drama

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: 485

27. The Man in Her Life (1997)

96 min | Drama

Selya is disappointed with Bobby who only wants sex but no real relationship nor marriage. So she leaves and decides to marry the gay Ramon who, she is convinced, is definitely different.

Director: Carlos Siguion-Reyna | Stars: Rosanna Roces, Ricky Davao, Gardo Versoza, Allan Paule

Votes: 44

28. Nowhere (1997)

R | 82 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

44 Metascore

Follows a day in the lives of a group of Los Angeles high school students and the strange lives they lead.

Director: Gregg Araki | Stars: James Duval, Rachel True, Nathan Bexton, Chiara Mastroianni

Votes: 7,784 | Gross: $0.03M

29. Gummo (1997)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Drama

19 Metascore

Lonely residents of a tornado-stricken Ohio town wander the deserted landscape trying to fulfill their boring, nihilistic lives.

Director: Harmony Korine | Stars: Nick Sutton, Jacob Sewell, Lara Tosh, Jacob Reynolds

Votes: 29,809 | Gross: $0.02M

5/10



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