1997 Crime Movies

Face / Off (1997)

Face / Off

  • 91%
  • R
  • 138 min
  • Action

Relentless FBI agent Sean Archer (John Travolta) must go dangerously undercover to investigate the location of a lethal biological weapon planted by his arch rival, the sadistic terrorist-for-hire Castor Troy (Nicolas Cage). After undergoing a radical surgical procedure, Archer literally "borrows" Troy's face and identity to carry out his mission. But things go awry when Troy, emerging from a coma, transforms into Archer and wreaks havoc upon his life, both at work and at home.

As the bomb...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)

Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

  • 70%
  • PG-13
  • 94 min
  • Comedy

Austin Powers, a British secret agent from the swinging 60s, is brought out of cryofreeze to take on his arch nemisis in the 1990s.

Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)

Tomorrow Never Dies

  • 57%
  • PG-13
  • 119 min
  • Action

Never believe what you read in the paper. Or, for that matter, what you see on CMGN, the new twenty four-hour news network media baron Elliot Carver is gearing up to launch. There's no news like bad news, and if Carver has his way, what's brewing in the east is the worst news possible. Nothing gets their attention like war.

Con Air (1997)

Con Air

  • 55%
  • R
  • 115 min
  • Action

When a group of the most dangerous and notorious prisoners in the U.S. penal system are transferred to a new super-maximum security facility, the recently paroled Cameron Poe (Nicolas Cage) hitches a ride on the Con Air transportation flight. Anxious to see his wife Tricia (Monica Potter) -- after serving a sentence for unintentionally killing a man who had harassed her -- and striving to be home for the birthday of their 8-year-old daughter whom he's never met, Poe suddenly finds...

The Jackal (1997)

The Jackal

  • 15%
  • R
  • 124 min
  • Action

A ruthless assassin, The Jackal, (Bruce Willis) has been hired by international cutthroats to eliminate someone at the very top of the U.S. government. Aware of the Jackal's presence but uncertain of his purpose, the FBI's Deputy Director (Sidney Poitier) faces the biggest challenge of his career, he must find some way to track down this cold-blooded killer.

Reluctant but desperate, he enlists the aid of an imprisoned underground operative (Richard Gere) who has his own history with the...

Donnie Brasco (1997)

Donnie Brasco

  • 87%
  • NONE
  • 127 min
  • Biography

FBI agent, gangster, husband, father -- how many identities can one man assume, how many families can one man be tied to, before they split him completely apart? This moral dilemma drives the true story of FBI undercover agent Joe Pistone, AKA Donnie Brasco, who in the 1970's infiltrated the mob in what was to become one of the most successful mole operations ever. But it was a mission that exacted a devastating personal price on the man. Pulled into an unexpected and revealing friendship with...

The Rainmaker (1997)

The Rainmaker

  • 82%
  • PG-13
  • 135 min
  • Crime

Rudy Baylor (Matt Damon) is an idealistic young law school graduate who aspires to be a "rainmaker." When he can't get his first shot with a great law firm, he finds employment doing grunt work and chasing ambulances for a sleazy character named Bruiser Stone (Mickey Rourke).

Rudy latches onto a case that will shake the system to its foundation, exposing a multimillion-dollar insurance scam by taking on a powerful and corrupt company that has systematically made fortunes off the backs of poor...

Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997)

Speed 2: Cruise Control

    • PG-13
    • 121 min
    • Action

    Annie Porter (Sandra Bullock) and her boyfriend and SWAT team member Alex Shaw (Jason Patrick) head for some rest and relaxation in paradise aboard a luxury cruise. When they fall into a plot to hijack the ship for certain destruction, the couple must struggle to overcome the devious mastermind of the plot before time runs out.

    Funny Games (1997)

    Funny Games

      • 108 min
      • Crime

      Two psychotic young men take a mother, father, and son hostage in their vacation cabin and force them to play sadistic "games" with one another for their own amusement.

      Grosse Pointe Blank (1997)

      Grosse Pointe Blank

      • 79%
      • R
      • 107 min
      • Action

      Charming and proficient as a hired gun, Martin Q. Blank (Cusak) has established a lucrative business, specializing in assassinations. Although extremely successful, he begins to realize that his life still lacks meaning. In his earnest search to find "fulfillment and truth," he decides to return home to Grosse Pointe, Michigan, for his ten year high school reunion, where he plans to reunite with Debi (Driver), the girl he left behind, as well as doing "one last hit." Martin's past and present...

      Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997)

      Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

      • 48%
      • R
      • 155 min
      • Crime

      John Kelso (John Cusack) is a young writer from New York who has been sent to Savannah to cover a very prestigious Christmas party, given each year by Jim Williams (Kevin Spacey), one of Savannah's most prominent and colorful citizens. Kelso's assignment seems straightforward -- simply immerse himself in Savannah's gracious Southern atmosphere and describe the party preparations and Jim Williams' exclusive guest list and the event festivities. Unfortunately, things don't quite work out that...

      Cop Land (1997)

      Cop Land

      • 72%
      • R
      • 116 min
      • Crime

      The local sheriff in Garrison, NJ, Freddy Heflin (Sylvester Stallone), tries to uphold the law in a town primarily inhabited by NYPD officers who live in Garrison, but work in the city -- and, unofficially, "run" his town which is known as Cop Land. When NYPD "hero cop" Murray Babitch (Michael Rapaport) kills a couple of late-night joyriders on his way home to Garrison from a bar -- after they sideswipe his car -- his police "brothers" who all live in Garrison engage in a cover-up....

      The Devil's Own (1997)

      The Devil's Own

      • 29%
      • R
      • 107 min
      • Crime

      No one could ever have predicted that Tom O'Meara (Harrison Ford) and Frankie McGuire aka Rory Devaney (Brad Pitt) would come to know one another. The New York City cop and the Irish terrorist have nothing but their heritage in common. But when Devaney arrives in the US on a terrorist mission, he takes on the perfect false identity, hiding in plain sight as an innocent young man seeking refuge from his country's troubles. O'Meara, a man with a large heart, agrees to open his family home to this...

      Conspiracy Theory (1997)

      Conspiracy Theory

      • 52%
      • R
      • 135 min
      • Action

      Jerry Fletcher (Mel Gibson) lives in fear of a past he can't remember, spending his working hours driving a cab in New York City, talking compulsively about the conspiracies he thinks lurk behind everything. Alice (Julia Roberts) is a dedicated Justice Department attorney working in New York, living with compulsions of her own: since her father, a noted federal judge, was mysteriously murdered several years ago, Alice has been unable to accept the official explanation of his death - or the...

      Breakdown (1997)

      Breakdown

      • 80%
      • R
      • 95 min
      • Crime

      When Jeff (Kurt Russell) sets off cross-country from Boston to San Diego with his wife Amy (Kathleen Quinlan), he thinks he is leaving his troubles behind and moving on towards fantastic new beginnings.

      Then, while taking the 'scenic route' through the beautiful but vast, desolate spaces of the desert Southwest, their car breaks down. Jeff and Amy find themselves stranded on a seldom-traveled road, many miles from the nearest human habitation. Fortunately, help appears at had as an 18 wheeler...

      Kiss the Girls (1997)

      Kiss the Girls

      • 30%
      • R
      • 115 min
      • Crime

      Forensic detective and best-selling crime author Alex Cross (Morgan Freeman) is cool and professional about his work, passionate and protective about his family. When his niece Naomi (Gina Ravera) turns up missing from her college campus in North Carolina, Cross knows he must apply his formidable investigative skills to search for her.

      Arriving in Durham, Cross learns a special Task Force Office is already operating and that Naomi isn't the only victim. Seven other girls are missing and two...