The Top 50 Movies of 1997

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L.A. Confidential 1997, 138 min.

Curtis Hanson     Starring: Kevin SpaceyRussell CroweGuy Pearce

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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The Fifth Element 1997, 126 min.

Luc Besson     Starring: Bruce WillisMilla JovovichIan Holm

Action    Adventure    Science Fiction

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Titanic 1997, 194 min.

James Cameron     Starring: Leonardo DiCaprioKate WinsletBilly Zane

Adventure    Costume Romance    Disaster Film

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Gattaca 1997, 106 min.

Andrew Niccol     Starring: Ethan HawkeUma ThurmanJude Law

Cyberpunk / Tech Noir    Drama    Dystopian Film

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The Sweet Hereafter 1997, 112 min.

Atom Egoyan     Starring: Ian HolmSarah PolleyDavid Hemblen

Disaster Film    Drama    Ensemble Film

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Donnie Brasco 1997, 127 min.

Mike Newell     Starring: Al PacinoJohnny DeppMichael Madsen

Based-on-a-True-Story    Crime    Crime Drama

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Chasing Amy 1997, 113 min.

Kevin Smith     Starring: Joey Lauren AdamsJason MewesKevin Smith

Comedy Drama    Romance    Romantic Comedy

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As Good As It Gets 1997, 139 min.

James L. Brooks     Starring: Jack NicholsonHelen HuntGreg Kinnear

Comedy Drama    Drama    Romance

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The Ice Storm 1997, 112 min.

Ang Lee     Starring: Kevin KlineJoan AllenSigourney Weaver

Drama    Ensemble Film    Family Drama

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Lost Highway 1997, 135 min.

David Lynch     Starring: Bill PullmanPatricia ArquetteRobert Blake

Mindbender    Mystery    Post-Noir

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Face/Off 1997, 138 min.

John Woo     Starring: John TravoltaNicolas CageJoan Allen

Action    Action Thriller    Chase Movie

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Funny Games 1997, 108 min.

Michael Haneke     Starring: Susanne LotharUlrich MüheArno Frisch

Crime    Crime Thriller    Drama

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Con Air 1997, 115 min.

Simon West     Starring: Nicolas CageColm MeaneyJohn Cusack

Action    Action Thriller    Crime

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Air Force One 1997, 124 min.

Wolfgang Petersen     Starring: Harrison FordGary OldmanWendy Crewson

Action    Action Thriller    Thriller

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Liar Liar 1997, 86 min.

Tom Shadyac     Starring: Jim CarreyMaura TierneySwoosie Kurtz

Comedy    Fantasy Comedy    Domestic Comedy

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Cube 1997, 90 min.

Vincenzo Natali     Starring: Maurice Dean WintDavid HewlettNicole deBoer

Canuxploitation    Escape Film    Horror

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The Rainmaker 1997, 135 min.

Francis Ford Coppola     Starring: Danny DeVitoClaire DanesJon Voight

Courtroom Drama    Crime    Drama

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Cop Land 1997, 116 min.

James Mangold     Starring: Sylvester StalloneHarvey KeitelRobert De Niro

Crime    Crime Thriller    Drama

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The Full Monty 1997, 91 min.

Peter Cattaneo     Starring: Robert CarlyleTom WilkinsonMark Addy

Buddy Film    Comedy    Dance Film

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Fireworks 1997, 103 min.

Takeshi Kitano     Starring: Tetsu WatanabeSusumu TerajimaTakeshi Kitano

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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Affliction 1997, 114 min.

Paul Schrader     Starring: Nick NolteJames CoburnSissy Spacek

Addiction Drama    Crime    Crime Drama

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