1997 Drama Movies

Volcano (1997)

Volcano

  • 44%
  • PG-13
  • 104 min
  • Action

Los Angeles, the city which has become almost a byword for disaster, is about to experience its most cataclysmic event ever, one that will ultimately test its ability to survive. A vent in the earth's crust has unleashed an incredible force of nature. The literally earth-shattering product: an erupting VOLCANO ... and ground zero is L.A.'s famed La Brea Tar Pits. An unprepared Los Angeles is facing its worst nightmare as an endless stream of fiery, deadly lava insidiously creeps across...

The Edge (1997)

The Edge

  • 60%
  • R
  • 117 min
  • Adventure

Thidden tensions between two men -- one an intellectual billionaire (Anthony Hopkins), the other a hotshot fashion photographer (Alec Baldwin) -- are gradually unleashed when they engage in a desperate struggle for survival after their plane crashes in the hostile Alaskan wilderness. One man eventually learns that the greatest danger comes not from Nature, but from fear, treachery and, possibly, murder.

Air Force One (1997)

Air Force One

  • 78%
  • R
  • 124 min
  • Action

A terrorist group has taken an entire plane hostage, demanding the release of General Alexander Radek, a vicious tyrant who has been murderously exploiting the remains of a Russia in shambles. Unless their leader is released, the terrorists will begin methodically killing passengers. But if the demands are met and Radek is set free, hundreds of thousands more will certainly die. One man must weigh the fate of his family, who is on board, against the fate of the world.

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 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...

Amistad (1997)

Amistad

  • 76%
  • R
  • 155 min
  • Drama

In the summer of 1839, on a stormy night off the coast of Cuba, 53 Africans held captive in the cramped cargo holds of the Spanish slave ship La Amistad break free of their shackles. Led by Cinque (DJIMON HOUNSOU), they arm themselves, take control of the ship and reclaim their freedom. They have one goal: to return to Africa.

Without the navigational skills to guide them home, the Africans are forced to rely on the two surviving members of the crew. But they are tricked. After two months on...

Chasing Amy (1997)

Chasing Amy

  • 88%
  • R
  • 113 min
  • Comedy

In 'Chasing Amy', life-long best friends Holden McNeil (BEN AFFLECK) and Banky Edwards (JASON LEE) are enjoying success as the creators of the cult hit comic book 'Bluntman and Chronic.' When they meet fellow comic book artist Alyssa Jones (JOEY LAUREN ADAMS), Holden's desire for the beautiful charmer is immediate. Alyssa, however, has set her romantic sights elsewhere and yet decides, nevertheless, to pursue a friendship with Holden. This presents Holden with a dilemma: Feeling the way he...

Seven Years In Tibet (1997)

Seven Years In Tibet

  • 61%
  • PG-13
  • 136 min
  • Adventure

In the autumn of 1939, Heinrich Harrer, the famous Austrian mountaineer, and his countryman Peter Aufschnaiter, set out to climb Nanga Parbat, one of the highest peaks in the Himalayas. The self-centered Harrer, whose sole preoccupation was the achievement of fame and glory, would experience an emotional awakening on his fantastic journey that would take him form the heights of conquest to the depths of internment in a British prisoner-of-war camp, then from escape and a harrowing two-year trek...

G.I. Jane (1997)

G.I. Jane

  • 55%
  • R
  • 125 min
  • Action

Navy Intelligence officer Lt. Jordan O'Neil (Demi Moore) sets a historic precedent when she is recruited as a test case to be the first woman allowed to train for the Navy Seals. Selected for her courage, skills, and level headedness, O'Neil is determined to succeed in the most demanding, most merciless and most honored fighting force in the world. Under the relentless command of Master Chief John Urgayle (Viggo Mortensen), O'Neil is put through weeks of physical and emotional hell, and is not...

The Full Monty (1997)

The Full Monty

  • 95%
  • R
  • 91 min
  • Comedy

Six unemployed steel workers, inspired by the Chippendale's dancers, form a male striptease act. The women cheer them on to go for "the full monty" - total nudity.

Selena (1997)

Selena

  • 64%
  • PG
  • 127 min
  • Biography

By the age of 23, Selena Quintanilla Perez had seen almost all of her dreams come true. She and her family had risen together to a level of success they had hardly imagined, and their upward climb showed no signs of stopping -- they had realized the American Dream.

But, just when Selena was about to become a crossover sensation, her ascent was cut short as she lost her life at the hands of a friend she thought loyal.

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...

Private Parts (1997)

Private Parts

  • 80%
  • NONE
  • 109 min
  • Biography

"Private Parts" offers an uncensored, honest look at the life of Howard Stern -- from his troubled childhood to his triumph as the "King of All Media." Comic and irreverent, Stern shares his heartbreak, angst and headaches of his unique metamorphosis from pathetic and despised geek to pathetic and despised American pop celebrity.

U-Turn (1997)

U-Turn

  • 59%
  • R
  • 125 min
  • Crime

Miles from nowhere, speeding down the open road, Bobby Cooper's (Sean Penn) feeling good. And why shouldn't he be? On a path beaten by thousands of small time gamblers before him, Bobby's on his way to pay offal debt in Las Vegas. Russian gangsters had Bobby behind the eight ball. All that's behind him now that he's flushed with green. But just like life, when you think you've got it made, something happens. It's hard to believe where a busted radiator hose will get you.

The Ice Storm (1997)

The Ice Storm

  • 83%
  • R
  • 112 min
  • Drama

In the weekend after thanksgiving 1973 the Hoods are skidding out of control. Benjamin Hood reels from drink to drink, trying not to think about his trouble at the office. His wife, Elena, is reading self help books and losing patience with her husband's lies. Their son, Paul, home for the holidays, escapes to the city to pursue an alluring rich girl from his prep school. And young, budding nymphomaniac, Wendy Hood roams the neighborhood, innocently exploring liquor cabinets and lingerie...

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...

Wag the Dog (1997)

Wag the Dog

  • 85%
  • R
  • 97 min
  • Comedy

After being caught in a scandalous situation days before the election, the president does not seem to have much of a chance of being re-elected. One of his advisors (DeNiro) contacts a top Hollywood producer (Hoffman) in order to manufacture a war in Albania that the president can heroically end, all through mass media.

Children of Heaven (1997)

Children of Heaven

    • 89 min
    • Drama

    Triumphant prizewinner at many prestigious film festivals, this uplifitng, crowd-pleasing story of family and love was also nominated for an Academy Award(R) as Best Foreign Language Film!

    Open Your Eyes (1997)

    Open Your Eyes

      • R
      • 117 min
      • Drama

      A very handsome man finds the love of his life, but he suffers an accident and needs to have his face rebuilt by surgery after it is severely disfigured.

      Shin seiki Evangelion Gekij├┤-ban: Air/Magokoro wo, kimi ni (1997)

      Shin seiki Evangelion Gekijô-ban: Air/Magokoro wo, kimi ni

        • NONE
        • 87 min
        • Animation

        NERV faces a brutal attack from SEELE, but with Asuka in a coma, and Shinji in a nervous breakdown, things soon turn into the surreal. This movie provides an concurrent ending to the final two episodes of the show "Neon Genesis Evangelion"