1997 Movies

The Fifth Element (1997)

The Fifth Element

  • 71%
  • PG-13
  • 117 min
  • Action

Every five thousand years, a door opens between the dimensions. In one dimension lies the universe and all of its multitude of varied life forms. In another exists an element made not of earth, air, fire or water, but of anti-energy, anti-life. This "thing," this darkness, waits patiently at the threshold of the universe for an opportunity to extinguish all life and all light.

Titanic (1997)


  • 88%
  • PG-13
  • 194 min
  • Drama

Titanic is an epic, action-packed romance set against the ill-fated maiden voyage of the R.M.S. Titanic, the pride and joy of the White Star Line and, at the time, the largest moving object ever built. She was the most luxurious liner of her era -- the ship of dreams -- which ultimately carried over 1,500 people to their death in the ice cold waters of the North Atlantic in the early hours of April 15, 1912. In 3D at select locations.

Event Horizon (1997)

Event Horizon

  • 23%
  • R
  • 96 min
  • Horror

In 2047, a rescue mission is sent to the outer reaches of the solar system to salvage the Event Horizon, a prototype spaceship missing for the last seven years. As the crew members search for survivors, they find hints of the nightmarish fate that overtook its vanished crew -- and discover a horror no one ever imagined, even among the deepest reaches of outer space.

Good Will Hunting (1997)

Good Will Hunting

  • 97%
  • R
  • 126 min
  • Drama

Will Hunting (Matt Damon) is twenty years old, and already stands out in his rough, working-class neighborhood in South Boston. He's never been to college, except to scrub floors as a janitor at MIT. Yet he can summon obscure historical references from a photographic memory, and almost instantly solve math problems that frustrate Nobel Prize winning professors. The one thing this remarkably bright, impossibly angry young man can't do - after his latest bar fight - is talk his way out of a...

Cube (1997)


  • 62%
  • R
  • 90 min
  • Horror

The claustrophobic debut of Canadian director Vincenzo Natali takes seven strangers out of their daily lives and places them mysteriously in a deadly cube where they all agree they must find their way out. A mix of thriller and psychodrama and a small budget film that gained cult status.

Starship Troopers (1997)

Starship Troopers

  • 63%
  • R
  • 129 min
  • Action

The time is the future. Johnny Rico joins the military after graduation to become a citizen and for the love of his high school sweetheart. In the war against the bug aliens of Klendathu, the military is a very dangerous place to be. Johnny works his way through several battles and with the help of his friends and comrades, helps turn the tide of the war, and save the human race.

Men In Black (1997)

Men In Black

  • 92%
  • PG-13
  • 98 min
  • Comedy

Men in Black follows the exploits of agents Kay (Jones) and Jay (Smith), members of a top-secret organization established to monitor and police alien activity on Earth. The two Men in Black find themselves in the middle of the deadly plot by an intergalactic terrorist (Vincent D'Onofrio) who has arrived on Earth to assassinate two ambassadors from opposing galaxies. In order to prevent worlds from colliding, the MiB must track down the terrorist and prevent the destruction of Earth. It's just...

L.A. Confidential (1997)

L.A. Confidential

  • 99%
  • R
  • 138 min
  • Crime

In a time when it seems that every other movie makes some claim to being a film noir, L.A. Confidential is the real thing--a gritty, sordid tale of sex, scandal, betrayal, and corruption of all sorts (police, political, press--and, of course, very personal) in 1940s Hollywood. The Oscar-winning screenplay is actually based on several titles in James Ellroy's series of chronological thriller novels (including the title volume, The Big Nowhere, and White Jazz)--a compelling blend of L.A. history...

Hercules (1997)


  • 84%
  • G
  • 86 min
  • Animation

Hercules journeys from "zero to hero" as he discovers what it means to be a true hero and seeks to regain his rightful place among the gods of Mount Olympus.

Along the way, he matches wits with the cunning and comical hot-headed Hades, who will stop at nothing to take control of the Universe.

Life is Beautiful (1997)

Life is Beautiful

    • PG-13
    • 116 min
    • Comedy

    A Chaplinesque fable about the power of imagination set against the stark reality of World War II Europe. Life is Beautiful (La Vita E Bella) combines satire, physical comedy, social commentary and a touch of the surreal into a uniquely moving story of love.

    Boogie Nights (1997)

    Boogie Nights

    • 92%
    • R
    • 155 min
    • Drama

    A dark comedy following the rise and fall of Eddie Adams, a handsome, uneducated teenager who works in the kitchen of a popular San Fernando Valley nightclub. Back at home, Eddie has to face the oppressive company of a passive father and a domineering mother who keeps reminding him he's stupid and a failure. But when he's spotted at the club by Jack Horner, a successful porn producer, Eddie is instantly lured to a promising career in the adult entertainment industry.

    Batman & Robin (1997)

    Batman & Robin

    • 11%
    • PG-13
    • 125 min
    • Action

    There's a chill over Gotham City. A new nemesis has unleashed a cold front of crime on the beleaguered metropolis. And once again, the citizenry turns to its one hope, its lone nocturnal guardian, to free it from the icy grip of crime. Summoned by the glowing moon of the Bat-signal hovering against the night sky, Batman (GEORGE CLOONEY) roars from the reconstructed Batcave in a sleek, remodeled Batmobile towards the city.

    Only now, he doesn't travel alone -- his daredevil partner, Robin (CHRIS...

    Gummo (1997)


    • 33%
    • R
    • 89 min
    • Drama

    Solomon and Tummler are two teenagers killing time in Xenia, Ohio, a small town that has never recovered from the tornado that ravaged the community in the 1970s.

    Jackie Brown (1997)

    Jackie Brown

    • 87%
    • R
    • 154 min
    • Crime

    Jackie (Pam Grier) supplements her meager income as a stewardess by smuggling cash into the U.S. for gunnrunner Ordell Robbie (Samuel L. Jackson) - until the day an ATF agent (Michael Keaton) and an LA cop (Michael Bowman) bust her at the airport. The cops pressure her to help them bring down Ordell, threatening prison if she refuses.

    With a sympathetic bailbondsman (Robert Forster), Jackie arrives at a bold, almost foolhardy plan to play off these opposing forces against each other. Matters...

    The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)

    The Lost World: Jurassic Park

      • PG-13
      • 134 min
      • Action

      Four years after the nightmare at the Jurassic Park theme park, John Hammond mounts another expedition to document the behavior of the dinosaurs at another, previously undisclosed, location.

      Dr. Ian Malcolm grudgingly goes along on the expedition after he finds out his girlfriend, Dr. Sarah Harding, is already there with a wildlife videographer. Making matters more difficult, an unscrupulous big-game hunter is on the island hoping to "bag" a unique kill and, generally, stirring up mayhem among...

      Lolita (1997)


      • 67%
      • R
      • 137 min
      • Drama

      A man marries his landlady so he can take advantage of her daughter.

      Home Alone 3 (1997)

      Home Alone 3

      • 27%
      • PG
      • 102 min
      • Action

      A top-secret computer chip has been stolen from the U.S. Defense Department. The international criminals who expertly and ruthlessly engineered its heist are asking for untold millions of dollars on the Black Market. But the precious booty, hidden inside a toy car, has been temporarily misplaced. Its final destination: a comfortable Chicago suburb.

      Quietly taking up residence in the tree-lined neighborhood, the four highly trained spies marshal all their diabolical resources and skills to...

      Dante's Peak (1997)

      Dante's Peak

      • 27%
      • PG-13
      • 108 min
      • Action

      A seismic activity researcher, Harry Dalton (Pierce Brosnan) who has tragically lost his wife in a volcano, heads to the Pacific Northwest town of Dante's Peak to investigate seismic activity.

      Harry is alarmed to find evidence of forthcoming catastrophic eruption. He appeals to the skeptical Mayor, Rachel Wando (Linda Hamilton) and townspeople to evacuate but is initially rebuffed as no one wants to leave. As Harry urges exodus, he must also rescue the Rachel's two kids who have gone closer to...

      The Devil's Advocate (1997)

      The Devil's Advocate

      • 66%
      • R
      • 144 min
      • Drama

      Kevin Lomax is a success in the courtroom and out of it, a young Florida defense attorney who's never lost a case. Lomax enjoys a happy marriage with his sexy young wife, Mary Ann, and even has a good relationship with his straitlaced, churchgoing mother. In fact, things seem just about perfect for Kevin - nearly Heaven on Earth. But not exactly.

      After winning a most distasteful victory for his client, a convicted child-molester, Lomax is invited to join a prestigous New York law firm and...

      As Good As It Gets (1997)

      As Good As It Gets

      • 86%
      • PG-13
      • 139 min
      • Comedy

      Melvin Udall (Jack Nicholson) is the most dysfunctional of men, an acid-tongued romance novelist who suffers from obsessive-compulsive disorder. Never one to avoid confrontations, he takes pride in his ability to affront, repulse, offend and wound. His targets are random; his aim reckless. Leave an elevator in which he stands; cross a street on which he walks. He is to be avoided at all costs, but some victims just cannot escape.

      As part of Melvin's unwavering daily schedule, he consumes an...