1997 Drama Movies

Bent (1997)

Bent

  • 67%
  • 105 min
  • Drama

Max is a handsome young man who, after a fateful tryst with a German soldier, is forced to run for his life. Eventually Max is placed in a concentration camp where he pretends to be Jewish because in the eyes of the Nazis, gays are the lowest form of human being. But it takes a relationship with an openly gay prisoner to teach Max that without the love of another, life is not worth living.

Deconstructing Harry (1997)

Deconstructing Harry

  • 71%
  • R
  • 96 min
  • Comedy

This film tells the story of a successful writer called Harry Block, played by Allen himself, who draws inspiration from people he knows in real-life, and from events that happened to him, sometimes causing these people to become alienated from him as a result.

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"

    Nightwatch (1997)

    Nightwatch

      • R
      • 101 min
      • Drama

      He's the prime suspect in a terrifying mystery. The police are after him and so is the murderer.

      Ta'm E Guilass (1997)

      Ta'm E Guilass

        • 95 min
        • Drama

        Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami won the Palme d'Or at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival for this contemplative film about a Muslim, Mr. Badi (Homayon Ershadi), who drives around the barren hills outside Tehran, flagging down passers by and offering good money for a simple job that he's hesitant to explain. He's planning his suicide and seeks someone to perform something of a symbolic eulogy.

        187 (1997)

        187

        • 30%
        • R
        • 119 min
        • Drama

        Trevor Garfield (SAMUEL L. JACKSON), a dedicated Brooklyn high-school science teacher, struggled to work within a system where the pursuit of education sometimes took a back seat to the ongoing battle merely to stay alive. He watched his school being transformed into a war zone, his pupils split into camps -- the few eager to learn increasingly outnumbered by those angry at a world that did not include them. Those students began to answer questions with violence.

        Working in this siege state,...

        Great Performances Robert Altman's Jazz '34 (1997)

        "Great Performances" Robert Altman's Jazz '34

          • Unrated
          • 72 min
          • Drama

          A recreation of 1934 Kansas City jazz jam session created by Robert Altman.

          "JAG" Ghost Ship

            • PG
            • 60 min
            • Action

            A skeleton found on a decommissioned aircraft carrier was a murder victim, so Harm investiages. But then he discovers clues about his missing father. (Taken from JAG, The Third Season, Disc...

            "The Practice" First Degree

              • R
              • 47 min
              • Crime

              An adulterer is charged with the murder of her affluent husband as well as her lover are defended by Bobby and another office attorney. A cop just a few years shy of retirement quits his job and is seeking disability compensation claiming that being a cop caused him to become a racist. Lindsay is surprised to be told by Jimmy that she is is the subject of an erotic dream, Written by lemoviecritic

              "Vampire High" Rats

                • R
                • 24 min
                • Drama
                12 Angry Men (1997)

                12 Angry Men

                • 92%
                • PG-13
                • 117 min
                • Crime

                During the trial of a man accused of his father's murder, a lone juror takes a stand against the guilty verdict handed down by the others as a result of their preconceptions and prejudices. The film is adapted by Reginald Rose from his own 1957 film version (directed by Sidney Lumet) and from the Westinghouse One television production that predated it. George C. Scott won a Golden Globe for his supporting role; righteous juror Jack Lemmon was denied such an honor for Best Actor, but recipient...

                12 Storeys (1997)

                12 Storeys

                  • Unrated
                  • 105 min
                  • Comedy

                  The film depicts 24 hours in a HDB block of residential flats in Singapore. There are three main storylines. San San, fat, silent, and alone, hears the ghost of her mother constantly upbraid her. Ah Gu, a tofu soup vendor, is at odds with Lily, his materialistic immigrant wife, who longs for something he cannot provide. Meng spouts every moralistic bromide of the striving middle class, but is unhinged by his teenage sister May ("Trixie" to her boyfriend) who won't study, parties all night, and...

                  24 7: Twenty Four Seven (1997)

                  24 7: Twenty Four Seven

                    • R
                    • 96 min
                    • Comedy

                    In a typical English working-class town, the juveniles have nothing more to do than hang around in gangs. One day, Alan Darcy, a highly motivated man with the same kind of youth experience, starts trying to get the young people off the street and into doing something they can believe in: Boxing. Darcy opens a boxing club, aiming to bring the rival gangs together.

                    A Christmas Carol (1997)

                    A Christmas Carol

                      • PG
                      • 72 min
                      • Animation

                      One of the best-loved holiday stories of all time is back in this animated, musical version of Charles Dickens' most famous tale. An all-star voice lineup features Whoopi Goldberg, Ed Asner, Michael York and Tim Curry as Scrooge. Come share the joy as cold-hearted Ebenezer Scrooge, the man who "bah-humbugged" his way through Christmas, discovers the true holiday spirit after he's visited by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future. With original music and eight great songs, this...

                      A Christmas Memory (1997)

                      A Christmas Memory

                        • Unrated
                        • 96 min
                        • Drama

                        A boy, Buddy, whose parents have split and whose mother is an actress in New York, has been dumped in the south at the small-town home of some older cousins, all of whom are unmarried. Buddy brings life to the house and develops a close friendship with one of the older, simpler ladies, Sook. Buddy and Sook undertake many adventures together, including the baking of 31 fruit-cakes which they give as Christmas presents, even mailing them to President and Mrs. Roosevelt and Jean Harlowe! Just...

                        A Gun, a Car, a Blonde (1997)

                        A Gun, a Car, a Blonde

                          • Unrated
                          • 107 min
                          • Drama

                          A wheelchair bound (Jim Metzler) paraplegic fantasizes about the new blonde (Andrea Thompson), who moves into the house across from him. His fantasy (which move into black and white film noir) involves his being a private detective out to help the poor blonde damsel in distress. In real life, he refuses to leave his home and is being taken for a ride by his over-sexed sister (Kay Lenz). Written by John Sacksteder <[email protected]>

                          A Merry War (1997)

                          A Merry War

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

                          Gordon Comstock is a copywriter at an ad agency, and his girlfriend Rosemary is a designer. Gordon believes he is a genius, a marvelous poet and quits the ad agency, trying to live on his poems, but poverty soon comes to him. Written by Anonymous

                          A Thousand Acres (1997)

                          A Thousand Acres

                          • 23%
                          • NONE
                          • 105 min
                          • Drama

                          Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning best-selling novel, "A Thousand Acres" follows the saga of the Cook family, headed by the indomitable patriarch, Larry Cook (JASON ROBARDS). Cook's kingdom is a fertile farm that spans 1,000 acres, but the seeds of its destruction are sown when he impulsively decides to distribute it among his three daughters, Ginny (JESSICA LANGE), Rose (MICHELLE PFEIFFER) and Caroline (JENNIFER JASON LEIGH). The apportioned land soon begins to divide the family....

                          Adam & Eva (1997)

                          Adam & Eva

                            • Unrated
                            • 97 min
                            • Comedy

                            Adam and Eva have been married for four years. But the romance has disappeared from their relationship and has been replaced by boredom and old routine. When Adam meets his brother's baby-sitter, Jackie, he is immediately attracted to her. They have an affair, but Adam tell himself that they are only friends. However, when Eva finds out that he has a mistress, she leaves him. Adam tries to convince himself that he is free again, but soon realizes that he is still in love with Eva, and...

                            After the Game (1997)

                            After the Game

                              • R
                              • 89 min
                              • Drama

                              After the Game is a crime fiction murder mystery with a theme of "after the game of poker" and "after the game of life." It deals with revenge, deceit, lust and greed, and explores karma and the afterlife. Aging gambler Benny Walsh (played by Gorshin) dies in a suspicious car crash after the biggest poker win of his life. His son, Clyde (played by Dubac), comes to the Nevada town in search of answers. He discovers that each of his father's gambling buddies had ample reason to see him dead.