The Top 50 Movies of 1997

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1

Good Will Hunting

1997    Gus Van Sant    Rated R

Coming-of-Age    Drama    Psychological Drama

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L.A. Confidential

1997    Curtis Hanson    Rated R

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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The Fifth Element

1997    Luc Besson    Rated PG13

Action    Adventure    Science Fiction

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Princess Mononoke

1997    Hayao Miyazaki    Rated PG13

Adventure    Animation    Anime

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Boogie Nights

1997    Paul Thomas Anderson    Rated R

Comedy Drama    Drama    Ensemble Film

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Men in Black

1997    Barry Sonnenfeld    Rated PG13

Action    Action Comedy    Alien Invasion Films

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Life Is Beautiful

1997    Roberto Benigni    Rated PG13

Comedy Drama    Drama    Foreign Language Film

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Jackie Brown

1997    Quentin Tarantino    Rated R

Crime    Crime Drama    Crime Thriller

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Grosse Pointe Blank

1997    George Armitage    Rated R

Black Comedy    Comedy    Comedy Thriller

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The Game

1997    David Fincher    Rated R

Mindbender    Mystery    Paranoid Thriller

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Titanic

1997    James Cameron    Rated PG13

Adventure    Costume Romance    Disaster Film

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Gattaca

1997    Andrew Niccol    Rated PG13

Cyberpunk / Tech Noir    Drama    Dystopian Film

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The Sweet Hereafter

1997    Atom Egoyan    Rated R

Disaster Film    Drama    Ensemble Film

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14

Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

1997    Jay Roach    Rated PG13

Absurd Comedy    Comedy    Parody/Spoof

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Donnie Brasco

1997    Mike Newell    Rated R

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

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Chasing Amy

1997    Kevin Smith    Rated R

Comedy Drama    Romance    Romantic Comedy

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Starship Troopers

1997    Paul Verhoeven    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Adventure

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As Good As It Gets

1997    James L. Brooks    Rated PG13

Comedy Drama    Drama    Romance

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The Ice Storm

1997    Ang Lee    Rated R

Drama    Ensemble Film    Family Drama

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Lost Highway

1997    David Lynch    Rated R

Mindbender    Mystery    Post-Noir

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21

Face/Off

1997    John Woo    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Chase Movie

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The Spanish Prisoner

1997    David Mamet    Rated PG

Crime    Crime Thriller    Post-Noir

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Funny Games

1997    Michael Haneke    Not Rated

Crime    Crime Thriller    Drama

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24

Con Air

1997    Simon West    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Crime

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Deconstructing Harry

1997    Woody Allen    Rated R

Comedy    Comedy of Manners    Ensemble Film

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Contact

1997    Robert Zemeckis    Rated PG

Drama    Psychological Sci-Fi    Science Fiction

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Air Force One

1997    Wolfgang Petersen    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Thriller

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The Lost World: Jurassic Park

1997    Steven Spielberg    Rated PG13

Action    Action Thriller    Adventure

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Liar Liar

1997    Tom Shadyac    Rated PG13

Comedy    Fantasy Comedy    Domestic Comedy

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The Devil's Advocate

1997    Taylor Hackford    Rated R

Horror    Religious Horror    Supernatural Horror

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Happy Together

1997    Wong Kar-Wai    Not Rated

Drama    Foreign Language Film    Gay and Lesbian Film

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33

Cube

1997    Vincenzo Natali    Rated R

Canuxploitation    Escape Film    Horror

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In the Company of Men

1997    Neil LaBute    Rated R

Drama    Psychological Drama

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Wag the Dog

1997    Barry Levinson    Rated R

Comedy    Media Satire    Political Satire

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The Rainmaker

1997    Francis Ford Coppola    Rated PG13

Courtroom Drama    Crime    Drama

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38

Hercules

1997    Ron Clements, John Musker    Rated G

Adventure    Adventure Comedy    Animation

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Cop Land

1997    James Mangold    Rated R

Crime    Crime Thriller    Drama

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The Apostle

1997    Robert Duvall    Rated PG13

Drama    Psychological Drama    Religious Drama

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The Full Monty

1997    Peter Cattaneo    Rated R

Buddy Film    Comedy    Dance Film

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Amistad

1997    Steven Spielberg    Rated R

Based-on-a-True-Story    Courtroom Drama    Drama

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Breakdown

1997    Jonathan Mostow    Rated R

Crime    Crime Thriller    Psychological Thriller

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The Edge

1997    Lee Tamahori    Rated R

Adventure    Adventure Drama    Drama

Down by 2 in the past 45 days 2

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Event Horizon

1997    Paul W.S. Anderson    Rated R

Horror    Science Fiction    Sci-Fi Horror

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46

Live Flesh

1997    Pedro Almodóvar    Not Rated

Drama    Erotic Drama    Foreign Language Film

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47

Suicide Kings

1997    Peter O'Fallon    Rated R

Comedy Drama    Comedy Thriller    Crime

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48

Affliction

1997    Paul Schrader    Rated R

Addiction Drama    Crime    Crime Drama

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A Life Less Ordinary

1997    Danny Boyle    Rated R

Comedy    Fantasy    Fantasy Comedy

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Gummo

1997    Harmony Korine    Rated R

Avant-garde / Experimental    Black Comedy    Comedy Drama

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