1997 Drama Movies

Affliction (1997)

Affliction

  • 87%
  • R
  • 114 min
  • Drama

WADE WHITEHOUSE (Nick Nolte) lives and works in the small, economically - depressed town of Lawford, New Hampshire, a place that seems to have no past and no future. Life has not been kind to Wade. His marriage to LILLIAN (Mary Beth Hurt) is over, and he rarely gets to see his daughter, JILL (Brigid Tierney). He works for GORDON LARIVIERE (Holmes Osborne,) a local businessman, and serves as the town's police officer, a glorified traffic cop. But, mostly Wade just tries to get through the day...

Murder at 1600 (1997)

Murder at 1600

  • 35%
  • R
  • 107 min
  • Action

Harlan Regis (Wesley Snipes) is a Washington, D.C. homicide detective who thinks he's seen it all. Murder, mayhem -- after years on the job in the capital city, he's not fazed by too much anymore. But when Regis is called in to investigate the murder of a woman at the White House, he discovers there's a lot he hasn't even thought of yet.

Aided, reluctantly at first, by Secret Service Agent Nina Chance (Diane Lane), who's been ordered to wrap up the case as quickly and quietly as possible,...

Kundun (1997)

Kundun

  • 76%
  • PG-13
  • 134 min
  • Biography

In 1937 a two-and-a-half year old boy from a simple family in Tibet was recognized as the 14th reincarnation of the Buddha of Compassion, and destined to become the spiritual and political leader of his people. Director Martin Scorsese brings to the screen the true story of the Dalai Lama. Told through the eyes of His Holiness, "Kundun" brings to life the account of the Dalai Lama's early life, from childhood through the Chinese invasion of Tibet and his journey into exile.

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.

The Brave (1997)

The Brave

    • 123 min
    • Drama

    A down-on-his-luck American Indian recently released from jail is offered the chance to "star" as the victim of a snuff film, the resulting pay of which could greatly help his poverty stricken family.

    One Night Stand (1997)

    One Night Stand

    • 28%
    • R
    • 102 min
    • Drama

    On the surface, Max Carlyle (Wesley Snipes) has it all: a happy marriage, two healthy children and a successful career as a commercial director. Until one night while on a trip to New York City, a chance encounter leads to a passionate and uncharacteristic affair with a beautiful, seductive and very married woman named Karen (NASTASSJA KINSKI). Although each vows to forget the psycho-sexual ballet that has consumed these formerly faithful spouses, Max is plagued with memories of this scorching...

    Anna Karenina (1997)

    Anna Karenina

      • PG-13
      • 108 min
      • Drama

      A beautiful, aristocratic young woman whose life at the peak of Imperial Russian society leaves her lonely and unfulfilled...a dashing military man with a noble title and a passionate heart...an affair that begins as a private infatuation, but soon scandalizes an entire city...

      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...

                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,...

                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....