1997 Drama Movies

 (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 and working-class people.

 (1997)

Absolute Power

  • 45%
  • R
  • 121 min
  • Crime

Luther Whitney (CLINT EASTWOOD) is a technician, a craftsman and a solitary perfectionist. Those who know his work would say that he is, in fact, an artist. His business is done with meticulous care and his life is an accumulation of details, all of which must be executed with patience and precision. Luther Whitney is among the very best at what he does because he is well versed in the art of deception. He has the benefit of experience and he is an expert at disguise. He is also very careful to avoid any public acknowledgment for his skill. His silence is essential. Vanity would lead to his imprisonment because Luther Whitney is a master thief. "Absolute Power," is Luther Whitney's story. Close to retirement after years in prison, he has chosen a last, high profile target in order to end his career. He has also prepared himself down to the last, seemingly insignificant detail. However, even a burglary that has been carefully planned by Luther Whitney will have its unexpected moments.

 (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.

 (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 supposed stranger in need, without knowing anything about his past.

Two countries, two men, two opposite ways of trying to do the right thing. Yet their fates will be fused together when their very different methods of seeking peace and justice wind up on a violent collision course with one another.

 (1997)

Fools Rush In

  • 33%
  • PG-13
  • 109 min
  • Comedy

Alex Whitman (Matthew Perry) is a straight-laced corporate type from Manhattan. Isabel Fuentes (Salma Hayek) is a fiery Mexican-American who believes in the power of destiny. Neither gave a thought to where a single night of passion would lead, but the whims of chance had other ideas. When they meet three months late, she's pregnant and they decide to get married. It's a long way from Manhattan to Las Vegas, but Alex is beginning to think it was worth the trip. Fools Rush In tells the funny, romantic story of fated lovers trying their luck at the world's oldest game: love.

 (1997)

Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love

    • R
    • 114 min
    • Crime

    Tara and Maya are two inseparable friends in India. Their tastes, habits, and hobbies are the same. Years later, the two have matured, but have maintained their friendship. Tara gets married to the local prince, Raj Singh, who soon succeeds the throne as the sole heir. After the marriage, Raj gets bored of Tara and starts seeking another female to satisfy his sexual needs. He notices Maya and is instantly attracted to her. He has her included as one of his courtesans, and is intimate with her. Watch what happens when Tara finds out and the extent she will go to keep her marriage intact.

     (1997)

    Evita

      • NONE
      • 134 min
      • Biography

      It is 1952 and Eva Peron is dead. Deeply shocked, Argentina mourns the premature death of this country girl whose meteoric rise to defender of the poor has changed the nation's history in a few short years.

      Eva Duarte was born the illegitimate daughter of a penniless farmer in a small town west of Buenos Aires. Eva succeeds against great odds -- becoming a radio and film actress and a fixture of Buenos Aires society.

      When her rising politician husband is elected President, she becomes even more politically powerful and simultaneously loved and hated women in Argentina.

       (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.

       (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 drawers of her friends' parents, looking for something new. Then an ice storm hits, the worst in a century. Things get bad.

       (1997)

      Gridlock'd

      • 88%
      • 91 min
      • Comedy

      After a friend overdoses, Spoon and Stretch decide to kick their drug habits and attempt to enroll in a government detox program. Their efforts are hampered by seemingly endless red tape, as they are shuffled from one office to another while being chased by drug dealers and the police.