The Best Movies of 1997   (148) Most Notable
Sorted by Rank
 RATING   TITLE   YEAR   DIRECTOR  COUNTRY MEDIA
# 1 for 1997, # 54 Overall L.A. Confidential 1997 Hanson, Curtis USA BDS
# 2 for 1997, # 183 Overall Titanic 1997 Cameron, James USA DS
# 3 for 1997, # 382 Overall Boogie Nights 1997 Anderson, Paul Thomas USA Y
# 4 for 1997, # 428 Overall The Sweet Hereafter 1997 Egoyan, Atom Canada D
# 5 for 1997, # 429 Overall The Full Monty 1997 Cattaneo, Peter UK BY
# 6 for 1997, # 464 Overall Taste of Cherry 1997 Kiarostami, Abbas France / Iran Y
# 7 for 1997, # 589 Overall Life Is Beautiful 1997 Benigni, Roberto Italy BD
# 8 for 1997, # 809 Overall The Butcher Boy 1997 Jordan, Neil Ireland / USA D
# 9 for 1997, # 840 Overall As Good as It Gets 1997 Brooks, James L. USA DS
# 10 for 1997, # 878 Overall Donnie Brasco 1997 Newell, Mike USA BD
# 11 for 1997, # 1163 Overall Good Will Hunting 1997 Van Sant, Gus USA BDS
# 12 for 1997, # 1224 Overall The Thief 1997 Chukhraj, Pavel Russia / France D
# 13 for 1997, # 1256 Overall Happy Together 1997 Wong, Kar Wai Hong Kong BD
# 14 for 1997, # 1264 Overall Mother and Son 1997 Sokurov, Aleksandr Germany / Russia V
# 15 for 1997, # 1304 Overall Funny Games 1997 Haneke, Michael Austria D
# 16 for 1997, # 1487 Overall Princess Mononoke 1997 Miyazaki, Hayao Japan BDS
# 17 for 1997, # 1595 Overall Deconstructing Harry 1997 Allen, Woody USA D
# 18 for 1997, # 1619 Overall Ulee's Gold 1997 Nunez, Victor USA BDS
# 19 for 1997, # 1637 Overall Fast, Cheap & Out of Control 1997 Morris, Errol USA D
# 20 for 1997, # 1642 Overall Amistad 1997 Spielberg, Steven USA YS
# 21 for 1997, # 1658 Overall Live Flesh 1997 Almodóvar, Pedro France / Spain DS
# 22 for 1997, # 1693 Overall Mrs. Brown 1997 Madden, John UK / Ireland / USA DS
# 23 for 1997, # 1695 Overall The Ice Storm 1997 Lee, Ang USA BDS
# 24 for 1997, # 1769 Overall The Wings of the Dove 1997 Softley, Iain USA / UK Y
# 25 for 1997, # 1798 Overall Affliction 1997 Schrader, Paul USA Y
# 26 for 1997, # 1847 Overall Wag the Dog 1997 Levinson, Barry USA Y
# 27 for 1997, # 1864 Overall Starship Troopers 1997 Verhoeven, Paul USA BDS
# 28 for 1997, # 1919 Overall Jackie Brown 1997 Tarantino, Quentin USA BD
# 29 for 1997, # 1988 Overall The Game 1997 Fincher, David USA BDS
# 30 for 1997, # 2004 Overall The Apostle 1997 Duvall, Robert USA Y
# 31 for 1997, # 2022 Overall Character 1997 van Diem, Mike Netherlands / Belgium Y
# 32 for 1997, # 2034 Overall Face/Off 1997 Woo, John USA BDS
# 32 for 1997, # 2034 Overall Fireworks 1997 Kitano, Takeshi Japan Y
# 33 for 1997, # 2041 Overall The Children of Heaven 1997 Majidi, Majid Iran Y
# 34 for 1997, # 2053 Overall Love and Death on Long Island 1997 Kwietniowski, Richard UK / Canada Y
# 35 for 1997, # 2066 Overall In the Company of Men 1997 LaBute, Neil Canada / USA Y
# 36 for 1997, # 2091 Overall 4 Little Girls 1997 Lee, Spike USA D
# 37 for 1997, # 2092 Overall The Fifth Element 1997 Besson, Luc France BDS
# 38 for 1997, # 2118 Overall The Rainmaker 1997 Coppola, Francis Ford USA DS
# 39 for 1997, # 2129 Overall Con Air 1997 West, Simon USA BD
# 40 for 1997, # 2179 Overall Men with Guns 1997 Sayles, John USA Y
# 41 for 1997, # 2190 Overall Chasing Amy 1997 Smith, Kevin USA BD
# 42 for 1997, # 2198 Overall Contact 1997 Zemeckis, Robert USA BDS
# 43 for 1997, # 2211 Overall Ma Vie En Rose 1997 Berliner, Alain France / Belgium / UK Y
# 44 for 1997, # 2221 Overall Lolita 1997 Lyne, Adrian USA / France YS
# 45 for 1997, # 2235 Overall Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery 1997 Roach, Jay USA / Germany BDS
# 46 for 1997, # 2238 Overall Open Your Eyes 1997 Amenábar, Alejandro Spain / France / Italy D
# 47 for 1997, # 2256 Overall Deja Vu 1997 Jaglom, Henry USA D
# 48 for 1997, # 2273 Overall Nil by Mouth 1997 Oldman, Gary UK / France D
# 49 for 1997, # 2320 Overall The Hanging Garden 1997 Fitzgerald, Thom UK / Canada DS
# 50 for 1997, # 2326 Overall Men in Black 1997 Sonnenfeld, Barry USA BDS
# 51 for 1997, # 2352 Overall Under the Skin 1997 Adler, Carine UK D
# 52 for 1997, # 2358 Overall Henry Fool 1997 Hartley, Hal USA Y
# 53 for 1997, # 2390 Overall TwentyFourSeven 1997 Meadows, Shane UK V
# 54 for 1997, # 2428 Overall Career Girls 1997 Leigh, Mike UK / France D
# 54 for 1997, # 2428 Overall East Side Story 1997 Ranga, Dana France / Germany D
# 54 for 1997, # 2428 Overall The Long Way Home 1997 Harris, Mark Jonathan USA D
# 54 for 1997, # 2428 Overall Riding the Rails 1997 Lovell, Lexy / Uys, Michael USA D
# 55 for 1997, # 2450 Overall Gummo 1997 Korine, Harmony USA Y
# 56 for 1997, # 2462 Overall Eve's Bayou 1997 Lemmons, Kasi USA Y
# 56 for 1997, # 2462 Overall The Tango Lesson 1997 Potter, Sally UK / France / Argentina / Germany / Netherlands S
# 57 for 1997, # 2484 Overall Titanic in 3D 1997 Cameron, James USA BDS
# 58 for 1997, # 2515 Overall Gallivant 1997 Kotting, Andrew UK
# 58 for 1997, # 2515 Overall Grosse Pointe Blank 1997 Armitage, George USA BDS
# 59 for 1997, # 2516 Overall Tomorrow Never Dies 1997 Spottiswoode, Roger UK / USA BDS
# 60 for 1997, # 2518 Overall Afterglow 1997 Rudolph, Alan USA DS
# 60 for 1997, # 2518 Overall Cure 1997 Kurosawa, Kiyoshi Japan D
# 61 for 1997, # 2561 Overall Four Days in September 1997 Barreto, Bruno Brazil / USA Y
# 61 for 1997, # 2561 Overall Secrets of the Heart 1997 Armendáriz, Montxo France / Portugal / Spain Y
# 62 for 1997, # 2567 Overall The Eel 1997 Imamura, Shohei Japan Y
# 63 for 1997, # 2569 Overall Sunday 1997 Nossiter, Jonathan USA Y
# 64 for 1997, # 2572 Overall Anastasia 1997 Bluth, Don / Goldman, Gary USA DS
# 64 for 1997, # 2572 Overall Gattaca 1997 Niccol, Andrew USA BDS
# 64 for 1997, # 2572 Overall Insomnia 1997 Skjoldbjærg, Erik Norway BD
# 64 for 1997, # 2572 Overall Night Falls on Manhattan 1997 Lumet, Sidney USA D
# 64 for 1997, # 2572 Overall Rosewood 1997 Singleton, John USA DS
# 64 for 1997, # 2572 Overall Selena 1997 Nava, Gregory USA DS
# 65 for 1997, # 2578 Overall The River 1997 Tsai, Ming-liang Taiwan Y
# 66 for 1997, # 2585 Overall Ayneh 1997 Panahi, Jafar Iran
# 67 for 1997, # 2589 Overall A ciegas 1997 Calparsoro, Daniel Spain
# 67 for 1997, # 2589 Overall Chinese Box 1997 Wang, Wayne France / Japan / USA Y
# 67 for 1997, # 2589 Overall Combat de fauves 1997 Lamy, Benoît Belgium / Germany / France
# 67 for 1997, # 2589 Overall Dry Cleaning 1997 Fontaine, Anne Spain / France Y
# 67 for 1997, # 2589 Overall Giro di lune tra terra e mare 1997 Gaudino, Giuseppe M. Italy
# 67 for 1997, # 2589 Overall Historie milosne 1997 Stuhr, Jerzy Poland
# 67 for 1997, # 2589 Overall I Vesuviani 1997 Capuano, Antonio / Corsicato, Pappi / Incerti, Stefano / Martone, Mario / de Lilllo, Antonietta Italy
# 67 for 1997, # 2589 Overall The Informant 1997 McBride, Jim / Meyer, Nicholas Ireland / USA Y
# 67 for 1997, # 2589 Overall Niagara, Niagara 1997 Gosse, Bob USA / Canada Y
# 67 for 1997, # 2589 Overall One Night Stand 1997 Figgis, Mike USA Y
# 67 for 1997, # 2589 Overall Ossos 1997 Costa, Pedro Portugal / France / Denmark
# 67 for 1997, # 2589 Overall A Ostra e o Vento 1997 Lima, Walter Jr. Brazil
# 67 for 1997, # 2589 Overall Ovosodo 1997 Virzì, Paolo Italy
# 67 for 1997, # 2589 Overall Seventh Heaven 1997 Jacquot, Benoît France Y
# 67 for 1997, # 2589 Overall The Winter Guest 1997 Rickman, Alan UK / USA D
# 67 for 1997, # 2589 Overall You hua hao hao shuo 1997 Zhang, Yimou Hong Kong / China
# 68 for 1997, # 2592 Overall Lucie Aubrac 1997 Berri, Claude France
# 68 for 1997, # 2592 Overall On Guard 1997 de Broca, Philippe France / Italy / Germany D
# 69 for 1997, # 2599 Overall Artemisia 1997 Merlet, Agnès France / Germany / Italy Y
# 69 for 1997, # 2599 Overall The Best Man 1997 Avati, Pupi Italy Y
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# 69 for 1997, # 2599 Overall The Boxer 1997 Sheridan, Jim USA / Ireland Y
# 69 for 1997, # 2599 Overall My Best Friend's Wedding 1997 Hogan, P.J. USA BYS
# 70 for 1997, # 2602 Overall Blue Moon 1997 I-cheng, Ko Taiwan
# 70 for 1997, # 2602 Overall Destiny 1997 Chahine, Youssef France / Egypt Y
# 70 for 1997, # 2602 Overall Public Housing 1997 Wiseman, Frederick USA
# 70 for 1997, # 2602 Overall The Second Civil War 1997 Dante, Joe USA Y
# 70 for 1997, # 2602 Overall Yours 1997 Scher, Jeff USA
# 71 for 1997, # 2605 Overall The Edge 1997 Tamahori, Lee USA BDS
# 72 for 1997, # 2607 Overall Girls Like Us 1997 Di Feliciantonio, Tina / Wagner, Jane USA
# 73 for 1997, # 2609 Overall The Castle 1997 Sitch, Rob Australia D
# 73 for 1997, # 2609 Overall Savrseni krug 1997 Kenovic, Ademir Bosnia-Herzegovina / France
# 74 for 1997, # 2610 Overall Western 1997 Poirier, Manuel France Y
# 75 for 1997, # 2611 Overall Absolute Power 1997 Eastwood, Clint USA BDS
# 75 for 1997, # 2611 Overall Anaconda 1997 Llosa, Luis USA / Brazil / Peru DS
# 75 for 1997, # 2611 Overall The Assignment 1997 Duguay, Christian Canada D
# 75 for 1997, # 2611 Overall Bliss 1997 Young, Lance USA DS
# 75 for 1997, # 2611 Overall Clockwatchers 1997 Sprecher, Jill USA D
# 75 for 1997, # 2611 Overall G.I. Jane 1997 Scott, Ridley USA BDS
# 75 for 1997, # 2611 Overall Hercules 1997 Clements, Ron / Musker, John USA DS
# 75 for 1997, # 2611 Overall Kiss the Girls 1997 Fleder, Gary USA BDS
# 75 for 1997, # 2611 Overall Little Dieter Needs to Fly 1997 Herzog, Werner France / UK / Germany D
# 75 for 1997, # 2611 Overall Mimic 1997 del Toro, Guillermo USA DS
# 75 for 1997, # 2611 Overall Mrs. Dalloway 1997 Gorris, Marleen UK / USA / Netherlands DS
# 75 for 1997, # 2611 Overall My Son the Fanatic 1997 Prasad, Udayan UK / France D
# 75 for 1997, # 2611 Overall Sick: The Life & Death of Bob Flanagan, Supermasochist 1997 Dick, Kirby USA D
# 75 for 1997, # 2611 Overall Soul Food 1997 Tillman, George Jr. USA DS
# 75 for 1997, # 2611 Overall The Spanish Prisoner 1997 Mamet, David USA D
# 75 for 1997, # 2611 Overall Spawn 1997 Dippé, Mark A.Z. USA DS
# 75 for 1997, # 2611 Overall Thirteen 1997 Williams, David D. USA
# 75 for 1997, # 2611 Overall Waco: The Rules of Engagement 1997 Gazecki, William USA D
# 75 for 1997, # 2611 Overall Wilde 1997 Gilbert, Brian UK / Germany / Japan DS
# 76 for 1997, # 2617 Overall Frank Capra's American Dream 1997 Bowser, Kenneth USA D
# 77 for 1997, # 2640 Overall Lost Highway 1997 Lynch, David France / USA D
# 78 for 1997, # 2645 Overall All Over Me 1997 Sichel, Alex USA DS
# 78 for 1997, # 2645 Overall Fairytale: A True Story 1997 Sturridge, Charles UK / USA DS
# 78 for 1997, # 2645 Overall The Hamster Factor and Other Tales of Twelve Monkeys 1997 Fulton, Keith / Pepe, Louis USA D
# 78 for 1997, # 2645 Overall Hugo Pool 1997 Downey, Robert Sr. USA D
# 78 for 1997, # 2645 Overall In & Out 1997 Oz, Frank USA DS
# 78 for 1997, # 2645 Overall The Locusts 1997 Kelley, John Patrick USA D
# 78 for 1997, # 2645 Overall Paradise Road 1997 Beresford, Bruce Australia / USA D
# 78 for 1997, # 2645 Overall The Sticky Fingers of Time 1997 Brougher, Hilary USA D
# 78 for 1997, # 2645 Overall The Swindle 1997 Chabrol, Claude France / Switzerland BD
# 78 for 1997, # 2645 Overall Unmade Beds 1997 Barker, Nicholas France / UK / USA D
# 78 for 1997, # 2645 Overall Welcome to Sarajevo 1997 Winterbottom, Michael UK / USA DS
# 79 for 1997, # 2654 Overall Exodus 1997 McQueen, Steve UK
# 79 for 1997, # 2654 Overall Uncut 1997 Greyson, John Canada
NR Air Force One 1997 Petersen, Wolfgang USA / Germany BDS
NR Liar Liar 1997 Shadyac, Tom USA BDS
NR The Lost World: Jurassic Park 1997 Spielberg, Steven USA BDS
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Media Availability Codes (Amazon.com)
T   Theaters (US)
B   Blu-ray Disc
D   DVD
V   VHS
Y   Yes (DVD or VHS, unspecified)
S   Soundtrack