Movie Releases by Score

Titanic 1.

Titanic

December 19, 1997 | PG-13
A fictional romantic tale of a rich girl (Winslet) and a poor bohemian boy (DiCaprio) who meet on the ill-fated voyage of the 'unsinkable' ship.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
8.5
Batman & Robin 2.

Batman & Robin

June 20, 1997 | TV-PG
Batman, Robin and new crime fighting comrade Batgirl face Gotham City's deadliest threat yet when cold-hearted Mr. Freeze and venomous Poison Ivy team for some lethal mischief. (Warner Bros.)
Metascore:
28
User Score:
5.7
The Lost World: Jurassic Park 3.

The Lost World: Jurassic Park

May 23, 1997 | PG-13
It has been four years since the disaster at Jurassic Park and two groups are in a race against time that will determine the fate of the remote island's prehistoric inhabitants. [Universal]
Metascore:
59
User Score:
7.2
Good Will Hunting 4.

Good Will Hunting

December 5, 1997 | R
Will Hunting (Damon) is a brilliant mathematician, but also an angry young man. To avoid jail time, he agrees to work with Sean (Williams) a therapist who comes from the same tough Boston neighborhood.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
8.8
Alien: Resurrection 5.

Alien: Resurrection

November 26, 1997 | R
Ellen Ripley (Weaver) died fighting the perfect predator. Two hundred years and eight horrific experiments later, she's back. A group of scientists has cloned her-along with the alien queen inside her-hoping to breed the ultimate weapon. But the resurrected Ripley must team up with a band of smugglers, including a mechanic named Call (Ryder), who holds more than a few surprises of her own. (20th Century Fox)
Metascore:
63
User Score:
5.7
Event Horizon 6.

Event Horizon

August 15, 1997 | R
The year is 2047. Years earlier, the pioneering research vessel Event Horizon vanished without a trace. Now a signal from it has been detected, and the United States Aerospace Command responds. Hurtling toward the signal's source are a fearless captain (Fishburne), his elite crew and the lost ship's designer (Neill). Their mission: find and salvage the state-of-the-art spacecraft. What they find is state-of-the-art interstellar terror. What they must salvage are their own lives, because someone or something is ready to ensnare them in a new dimension of unimaginable fear. (Paramount)
Metascore:
35
User Score:
7.0
The Fifth Element 7.

The Fifth Element

May 9, 1997 | PG-13
New York cab driver Korben Dallas didn't mean to be a hero. But he just picked up the kind of fare that only comes along every five thousand years - a perfect beauty, a perfect being, a perfect weapon. Now, together, they must save the world. (Columbia TriStar)
Metascore:
52
User Score:
8.8
Starship Troopers 8.

Starship Troopers

November 7, 1997 | R
From the bridge of the Fleet Battlestation Ticonderoga, with its sweeping galactic views, to the desolate terrain of planet Klendathu, teeming with shrieking, fire-spitting, brain-sucking special effects creatures, acclaimed director Paul Verhoven crafts a dazzling epic based on Robert A. Heinlein's classic sci-fi adventure. Courageous soldiers travel to the distant and desolate Klendathu system for the ultimate showdown between the species. (Sony)
Metascore:
51
User Score:
8.8
Mortal Kombat: Annihilation 9.

Mortal Kombat: Annihilation

November 21, 1997 | PG-13
In defiance of the Elder Gods, the evil Outworlders are back to wreak hell on Earth. Earth's last hope is the mighty Liu Kang and his explosive fighting friends. They're all that stand between life…and annihilation! (New Line)
Metascore:
11
User Score:
7.9
Men in Black 10.

Men in Black

July 2, 1997 | PG-13
Jones is K, a veteran of a government agency so secretive no one in power knows it exists; Smith is J, a former New York cop turned rookie operative. The two dress like the FBI but better, and drive a Ford that moves like the Stealth bomber. And, when not hanging out in their bachelor pad-cum-mission control, they flex muscle like the INS--albeit toward aliens with multiple, mutating heads. [M. Dargis]
Metascore:
71
User Score:
8.7
Scream 2 11.

Scream 2

December 12, 1997 | TV-PG
Away at college, Sidney Prescott (Campbell) thought she'd finally put the shocking murders that shattered her life behind her ... until a copycat killer begins acting out a real-life sequel! Now, as history eerily repeats itself, ambitious reporter Gale Weathers (Cox), deputy Dewey (Arquette), and other SCREAM survivors find themselves trapped in a terrifyingly clever plotline where no one is safe -- or beyond suspicion! (Dimension)
Metascore:
63
User Score:
8.7
Jackie Brown 12.

Jackie Brown

December 25, 1997 | TV-MA
What do a sexy stewardess, a street-tough gun runner, a lonely bail bondsman, a shifty ex-con, an earnest federal agent, and a stoned-out beach bunny have in common? They're six players on the trail of a half million dollars in cash! The only questions are ... who's getting played ... and who's gonna make the big score! [Miramax]
Metascore:
64
User Score:
8.4
L.A. Confidential 13.

L.A. Confidential

September 19, 1997 | TV-MA
Based on James Ellroy's novel about the movie industry, corrupt cops, tabloid journalism, gangsters and sexual obsessions of every stripe, L.A. Confidential is set in 1950's Los Angeles.
Metascore:
90
User Score:
8.9
Gattaca 14.

Gattaca

October 24, 1997 | PG-13
An engrossing sci-fi thriller about an all-too-human man who dares to defy a system obsessed with genetic perfection.  [Sony]
Metascore:
64
User Score:
8.9
Face/Off 15.

Face/Off

June 27, 1997 | R
FBI agent Sean Archer (Travolta) knows how to stop elusive terrorist Castor Troy (Cage). He'll become him. Archer undergoes a futuristic surgery and has Troy's face mapped onto his, then infiltrates the terrorist's world to discover his deadly secrets. But as much as Archer looks and acts like Troy, he doesn't really know him. He never figures Troy will retaliate and force doctors to transform him into Archer. Now the agent faces a shattering nightmare: his archrival is living with his family. (Paramount)
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.8
The Game 16.

The Game

September 12, 1997 | R
There are no rules in ?the game.? And that will make life very difficult for Nicholas Van Orton (Douglas), a successful businessman who is always in control. Van Orton lives a well-ordered life, until an unexpected birthday gift from his brother destroys it all.  (Universal)
Metascore:
61
User Score:
8.7
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery 17.

Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

May 2, 1997 | PG-13
After being cryogenically frozen for thirty years, superagent Austin Powers (Myers) returns to battle the insidious Dr. Evil (Myers).
Metascore:
51
User Score:
8.6
Boogie Nights 18.

Boogie Nights

October 10, 1997 | TV-MA
A multifaceted look at the porn industry in Los Angeles in the 70's and 80's, focusing on the journey of a young man (Wahlberg) from restaurant dishwasher to porn star and beyond.
Metascore:
85
User Score:
4.5
Contact 19.

Contact

July 11, 1997 | PG
Jodie Foster stars as headstrong visionary astronomer Ellie Arroway in Contact, a drama of discovery, based on the best-selling 1985 novel by Pulitzer Prize-winning author and noted astronomer Carl Sagan.  (Warner Bros.)
Metascore:
62
User Score:
8.0
Con Air 20.

Con Air

June 6, 1997 | R
A prison parolee (Nicolas Cage) on his way to freedom faces impossible odds when the maximum security transport plane he's on is skyjacked by the most vicious criminals in the country. [Buena Vista Entertainment]
Metascore:
52
User Score:
8.7
Anastasia 21.

Anastasia

November 21, 1997 | G
From St. Petersburg, Russia to Paris, France, join Anya on an epic journey of breathtaking animated action and intrigue. (20th Century Fox)
Metascore:
61
User Score:
8.0
Donnie Brasco 22.

Donnie Brasco

February 28, 1997 | R
Al Pacino and Johnny Depp head an all-star cast in this gangland thriller about an undercover FBI agent who befriends a hitman to gain entry to the mob. (Sony)
Metascore:
76
User Score:
3.4
I Know What You Did Last Summer 23.

I Know What You Did Last Summer

October 17, 1997 | R
After an accident on a winding road, four teens make the fatal mistake of dumping their victim's body into the sea. But exactly one year later, the dead man returns from his watery grave, and he's looking for more than an apology. (Sony)
Metascore:
52
User Score:
2.5
As Good as It Gets 24.

As Good as It Gets

December 23, 1997 | R
An unusual friendship develops between three people in New York City: a single mother working as a waitress (Hunt), a writer with obsessive-compulsive disorder (Nicholson), and his neighbor, a gay artist (Kinnear).
Metascore:
67
User Score:
8.7
Air Force One 25.

Air Force One

July 25, 1997 | R
Wolfgang Petersen's gripping thriller about an uncompromising U.S. President (Ford) who has just told the world he will not negotiate with terrorists. When Russian neo-nationalists hijack Air Force One, the world's most secure and extraordinary aircraft, the President is faced with a nearly impossible decision to give in to terrorist demands or sacrifice not only the country's dignity, but the lives of his wife and daughter. (Sony)
Metascore:
61
User Score:
6.9
Speed 2: Cruise Control 26.

Speed 2: Cruise Control

June 13, 1997 | PG-13
Speed Redux – this time by sea.
Metascore:
23
User Score:
2.5
Liar Liar 27.

Liar Liar

March 21, 1997 | TV-PG
Jim Carrey stars as a fast-talking attorney and habitual liar who, forced by his son's birthday wish, must tell the truth for the next 24 hours. (Universal)
Metascore:
70
User Score:
8.8
Lost Highway 28.

Lost Highway

February 21, 1997 | R
This neo-noir is a mesmerizing meditation on the mysterious nature of identity from director David Lynch.  (October Films)
Metascore:
52
User Score:
8.0
Anaconda 29.

Anaconda

April 11, 1997 | PG-13
Deep in the Brazilian Rainforest, a river barge makes its way up the Amazon. Aboard is a documentary film crew with a dream assignment: to track down the legendary Shirishama Indians-- the people of the Mist! But during a violent storm, the crew rescues a mysterious stranger, Paul Sarone (Voight), whose boat has stalled on the river. Sarone professes a vast knowledge of the Shirishama and volunteers to lead the filmmakers directly to the elusive tribe. But the manipulative Sarone is actually a poacher in pursuit of his own mad dream: a lethal 40-foot anaconda, the largest and most vicious killer snake in the world! (Sony Pictures)
Metascore:
37
User Score:
5.9
Dante's Peak 30.

Dante's Peak

February 7, 1997 | PG-13
Without warning, day becomes night; air turns to fire, and solid ground melts beneath white-hot lava. Welcome to the town of Dante's Peak, where a long-dormant volcano is about to erupt with devastating force. Who will survive when the inferno unleashes its fury? (Universal)
Metascore:
43
User Score:
6.0
Amistad 31.

Amistad

December 10, 1997 | TV-MA
Based on a true story, a group of enslaved Africans aboard the slaveship La Amistad overtake the ship and attempt to return to their homeland. When the ship is seized, the captives are brought to the United States where an enthralling courtroom battle ensues that captures the attention of the entire nation while confronting the very foundation of the American justice system. (DreamWorks)
Metascore:
63
User Score:
7.3
Tomorrow Never Dies 32.

Tomorrow Never Dies

December 19, 1997 | PG-13
When a media mogul (Jonathan Pryce) pits superpowers against each other to further his own agenda, James Bond must step in to prevent global pandemonium.
Metascore:
52
User Score:
7.6
The Sweet Hereafter 33.

The Sweet Hereafter

November 21, 1997 | TV-MA
On a winter's day, in the small rural community of Sam Dent, British Columbia, a school bus inexplicably crashes into a frozen lake, taking the lives of fourteen children and injuring many others. Shortly thereafter, Mitchell Stephens (Holm), a big city lawyer, comes to the community with promises to compensate its citizens for their loss. (Fine Line Films)
Metascore:
91
User Score:
8.1
Cop Land 34.

Cop Land

August 15, 1997 | R
Sylvester Stallone stars as Freddy Heflin, the sheriff of a place everyone calls "Cop Land" -- a small and seemingly peaceful town populated by the big city police officers he's long admired. Yet something ugly is taking place behind the town's peaceful facade. And when Freddy uncovers a massive, deadly conspiracy among these local residents, he is forced to take action -- and make a dangerous choice between protecting his idols and upholding the law. (Buena Vista Entertainment)
Metascore:
64
User Score:
6.4
Spawn 35.

Spawn

August 1, 1997 | R
A government assassin is brought back to life as a black superhero with supernatural powers. (Warner Bros.)
Metascore:
34
User Score:
8.2
Bean 36.

Bean

November 7, 1997 | PG-13
Rowan Atkinson is the outrageous Mr. Bean, sent on a mission to California to escort the world famous painting of 'Whistler's Mother' to its new home in The Grierson Gallery. What the gallery owner, one of the richest men in America, and his curator David Langley (MacNicol) believe, is that Mr. Bean is Dr. Bean, a renowned art expert. In fact he is just a sleepy-headed, wildly eccentric museum guard. (Universal Studios)
Metascore:
52
User Score:
6.8
The Devil's Advocate 37.

The Devil's Advocate

October 17, 1997 | R
A drama about the eternal struggle between power and weakness, between temptation and surrender, between good and limitless evil.  (Warner Bros.)
Metascore:
60
User Score:
8.8
Gummo 38.

Gummo

October 17, 1997 | R
Residents of tornado-stricken Xevia, Ohio wander the deserted landscape passing time.
Metascore:
19
User Score:
7.0
Hercules 39.

Hercules

June 27, 1997 | G
In order to return home to Mount Olympus, Hercules needs to prove he can move from "zero" to true hero with Pegasus, the flying stallion, and Phil -- a feisty personal trainer. Along the way, Hercules must match wits with Grecian beauty Meg and a comical hothead named Hades who, with the help of Pain and Panic, plans to take over the Universe.
Metascore:
74
User Score:
8.0
Volcano 40.

Volcano

April 25, 1997 | PG-13
Beneath the famed La Brea Tar Pits, a raging volcano pushes to the surface, raining a storm of deadly firebombs and an endless tide of white-hot lava upon the stunned City of Angels in this pulse-pounding action thriller! (Fox)
Metascore:
55
User Score:
5.9
Chasing Amy 41.

Chasing Amy

April 4, 1997 | R
Lifelong best friends Holden (Affleck) and Banky (Lee) are enjoying success as the creators of the cult hit comic book "Bluntman and Chronic." When they meet fellow comic book artist Alyssa (Adams), Holden's desire for the beautiful charmer is immediate. Alyssa, however, has set her romantic sights elsewhere. (Miramax Films)
Metascore:
71
User Score:
8.5
U Turn 42.

U Turn

October 3, 1997 | R
He's a small-time gambler with a backpack full of cash, an overdue debt in Vegas and a broken radiator hose. She's a hot-and-cold vixen caught in the grips of a twisted relationship with her powerful husband. Both of them just want to get out of town. And after you meet the citizens of Superior, Arizona, you'll understand why. (Sony)
Metascore:
54
User Score:
8.8
Mousehunt 43.

Mousehunt

December 19, 1997 | PG
Two down-on-their luck brothers inherit a dilapidated estate worth millions and soon discover that before they can cash in, they must rid the old mansion of its single, stubborn occupant -- a tiny and tenacious mouse. (DreamWorks)
Metascore:
54
User Score:
8.0
Mimic 44.

Mimic

August 22, 1997 | R
A team of scientists discover a miracle cure that stops the spread of a deadly disease... only to find three years later that something has gone terribly wrong. Their creation has taken on a horrifying life of its own... able to mimic and destroy its every predator -- even man! And now, it threatens to wipe out an entire city... unless they stop it in time. [Miramax]
Metascore:
55
User Score:
8.5
Beverly Hills Ninja 45.

Beverly Hills Ninja

January 17, 1997 | PG-13
Farley stars as Haru, an orphaned American who washes to shore in Japan and is mistaken for the Great White Ninja of legend. Raised among the finest Ninjas, Haru grows into a big, strong, slapstick disaster! An embarrassment to his clan, Haru has no hope of ever becoming a full Ninja. But when a beautiful blonde pleads for help, Haru is given one dangerously funny chance to prove himself.  (Sony)
Metascore:
27
User Score:
6.2
Wag the Dog 46.

Wag the Dog

December 25, 1997 | R
Wickedly fictional with historical overtones truer than many care to admit, Wag The Dog examines the blurred lines between politics, the media and show business.  (New Line Productions)
Metascore:
73
User Score:
7.3
The Full Monty 47.

The Full Monty

August 13, 1997 | TV-MA
After their steel factory shuts down in Sheffield, a desperate group of men looking for work where there is none, form an exotic made dance troupe and are prepared to offer what Chippendale's doesn't...the full monty or total nudity.
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.8
Crash 48.

Crash

March 21, 1997 | NC-17
The immediate subject matter of Crash is the strange lure of the auto collision, provoking as it does the human fascination with death and the tendency to eroticize danger. Most motorists will slow down to stare at the scene of a collision; they may feel their pulses quickening and become exquisitely aware of the fragility of their own bodies. The characters of Crash carry this awareness a step further, cherishing and nurturing it. For them, a car collision is a sexual turn-on, and a jolting life-force they come to crave. (Fine Line Features)
Metascore:
47
User Score:
2.5
The Relic 49.

The Relic

January 10, 1997 | R
Come in-if you dare. The opening-night gala for a new exhibit at Chicago's natural history museum is under way. But be advised: something terrifying wants to make sure no one ever leaves. (Paramount)
Metascore:
55
User Score:
8.5
Flubber 50.

Flubber

November 26, 1997 | PG
Robin Williams stars in this remake of Disney's "The Absent Minded Professor."
Metascore:
37
User Score:
5.3
Seven Years in Tibet 51.

Seven Years in Tibet

October 8, 1997 | PG-13
Brad Pitt stars in the soaring adventure and incredible true story of an Austrian prisoner of war who is transformed by his friendship with the young Dalai Lama.  (Sony)
Metascore:
55
User Score:
7.4
Conspiracy Theory 52.

Conspiracy Theory

August 8, 1997 | R
Mel Gibson is a New York cabbie whose fascination with "conspiracies" in everyday life enmeshes him and a Justice Department attorney (Roberts) in a dangerous situation when one of his paranoid theories may indeed be true. (Warner Bros.)
Metascore:
49
User Score:
6.5
My Best Friend's Wedding 53.

My Best Friend's Wedding

June 20, 1997 | PG-13
Best friends since college, Jules (Roberts) and Michael (Mulroney) made a pact that if neither had found someone to love by the age of 28, they would marry each other. Now it's their 28th year of life, and Michael just popped the question. There's only one problem: he popped it to someone else. (Sony Pictures Entertainment)
Metascore:
50
User Score:
7.4
The Postman 54.

The Postman

December 25, 1997 | R
Set in the year 2013, after a war has devastated America, the film focuses on a lone drifter who becomes the reluctant leader of the fight against the forces of destruction.  (Warner Bros.)
Metascore:
29
User Score:
6.6
Kiss the Girls 55.

Kiss the Girls

October 3, 1997 | R
Eight kidnapped women. All beautiful. All talented. All in danger of having their lives cut cruelly short if police detective Alex Cross (Freeman) and key witness Kate McTiernan (Judd) can't locate the elusive "collector" who calls himself Casanova.  (Paramount Pictures)
Metascore:
46
User Score:
3.0
The Peacemaker 56.

The Peacemaker

September 26, 1997 | R
When a train carrying atomic warheads mysteriously crashes in the former Soviet Union, a brilliant U.S. nuclear specialist, Dr. Julia Kelly (Kidman) joins forces with crack Special Forces Colonel Thomas Devoe (Clooney) to track the last remaining warhead and save the world from nuclear destruction. (DreamWorks)
Metascore:
43
User Score:
5.5
George of the Jungle 57.

George of the Jungle

July 16, 1997 | PG
Deep in the heart of the African jungle, a baby named George, the sole survivor of a plane crash, is raised by gorillas. George grows up to be a buff and lovable klutz who has a rain forest full of animal friends. When poachers mess with George's pals, the King Of Swing swings into action. (Disney)
Metascore:
53
User Score:
6.1
Vegas Vacation 58.

Vegas Vacation

February 14, 1997 | PG
Chevy Chase returns as dimwitted dad Clark W. Griswold in a pratfall-down funny romp bouncing from the casino to a Hoover Dam tour to Vegas shows and more. (Warner Bros.)
Metascore:
20
User Score:
7.8
The Jackal 59.

The Jackal

November 14, 1997 | R
A ruthless assassin (Willis) has been hired to eliminate someone at the very top of the U.S. government. Constantly changing his identity and location, he is known only as the Jackal. Everything about this hit man, including his sinister timetable, is a secret. (Universal)
Metascore:
36
User Score:
7.6
The Ice Storm 60.

The Ice Storm

September 26, 1997 | R
It's November 1973 in New Canaan, Connecticut. Watergate has caught up with Richard Nixon. The Beatles are recording solo albums. Wife-swapping has come to the suburbs. And, the Hood family is skidding out of control. (Fox Searchlight)
Metascore:
72
User Score:
8.6
Breakdown 61.

Breakdown

May 2, 1997 | R
Jeff Taylor (Russell) and his wife Amy (Quinlan) are headed toward a new life in California when their car's engine dies on a remote highway. Amy accepts a ride from a helpful trucker (Walsh) while Jeff waits with the car. But when Jeff shows up at the agreed rendezvous, he finds his wife's not there. The locals aren't talking; the police aren't much help. With no one to turn to, Jeff battles his worst fears and begins a desperate, danger-ridden search to find Amy -- before it's too late! (Paramount Pictures)
Metascore:
73
User Score:
8.9
Romy and Michele's High School Reunion 62.

Romy and Michele's High School Reunion

April 25, 1997 | R
Romy (Sorvino) and Michele (Kudrow) are carefree party girls who reinvent themselves for their 10-year high school reunion. With new wardrobes and wild stories of success, they make a big impression?until a former classmate (Garofalo) blabs their real story to everyone! But that's when Romy and Michele let loose with a surprise of their own?and outrageous results! (Buena Vista Entertainment)
Metascore:
59
User Score:
8.5
Grosse Pointe Blank 63.

Grosse Pointe Blank

April 11, 1997 | R
In this black comedy, a philosophical hit man (Cusack) reluctantly accepts an assignment in Detroit which coincides with his 10-year high school reunion in the upscale suburb of Grosse Point, Michigan.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
8.7
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil 64.

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

November 21, 1997 | R
A scandalous murder trial lays bare the secrets and pretensions the genteel townfolk of Savannah, GA, hold dear. (Warner Bros.)
Metascore:
57
User Score:
6.6
In & Out 65.

In & Out

September 19, 1997 | PG-13
When a former student's Oscar acceptance speech calls his sexuality into question, drama teacher Howard Brackett (Kline) scrambles to assert his masculinity as he prepares for his wedding.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
2.5
G.I. Jane 66.

G.I. Jane

August 22, 1997 | R
Moore stars as gutsy Lieutenant O'Neil, the first woman ever given the opportunity to earn a place in the armed forces most highly skilled combat unit -- the elite Navy SEALS. But the already brutal rigors of training camp turn into an unimaginable test of courage and determination once it becomes clear that no one -- powerful politicians, top military brass, or her male Navy SEAL teammates -- wants her to succeed. (Buena Vista Entertainment)
Metascore:
62
User Score:
6.2
Eve's Bayou 67.

Eve's Bayou

November 7, 1997 | R
After a daughter witnesses her father having an affair, she begins a chain reaction that could tear her family apart.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.2
Good Burger 68.

Good Burger

July 25, 1997 | PG
Two dim-witted teenagers are forced to save the fast food restaurant they work at from going out of business, despite a new-and-improved burger joint opening across the street that want to be the "Top Dog" in the fast food industry.
Metascore:
41
User Score:
7.7
Hard Eight 69.

Hard Eight

February 28, 1997 | R
Sydney (Hall) is a poker-faced professional gambler with a soft heart for a hard luck story. He plays guardian angel to unlucky John (Reilly) and a hooker, Clementine (Paltrow), whom he grows to love like family. When John's and Clementine's honeymoon night leads to a disastrous hostage situation, Sydney takes care of it, as usual. But when slick casino pro Jimmy (Jackson) threatens to reveal a secret from Sydney's past that could destroy his relationship with the newlyweds, Sydney decides to hedge his bets and not leave anything to chance. (Sony)
Metascore:
78
User Score:
6.7
Absolute Power 70.

Absolute Power

February 14, 1997 | R
He was where he shouldn't have been, saw what he shouldn't have seen. But who'll believe the word of a career thief and ex-con (Eastwood) when he says he saw a woman killed -- and that the man responsible is the President of the United States? (Warner Bros)
Metascore:
52
User Score:
6.6
Fierce Creatures 71.

Fierce Creatures

January 24, 1997 | PG-13
A quaint English zoo is the setting for a riotous revolt after the zoo director attempts to rid the park of its cute, cuddly animals and display only "fierce creatures." (Universal)
Metascore:
62
User Score:
6.5
The Boxer 72.

The Boxer

December 31, 1997 | R
Star-crossed lovers (Lewis, Watson) are torn between unquestioning loyalty to the ties of tradition and the passion they share in this film set in 1990s Belfast, torn apart by years of religious conflict and IRA violence. (Universal)
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.4
Mr. Magoo 73.

Mr. Magoo

December 25, 1997 | PG
The myopic millionaire (Leslie Nielsen) defeats jewel smugglers in his usual bumbling manner.
Metascore:
18
User Score:
5.0
Deconstructing Harry 74.

Deconstructing Harry

December 12, 1997 | R
This film revolves around the problems of a New York writer's creative and erotic life.
Metascore:
61
User Score:
7.6
The Rainmaker 75.

The Rainmaker

November 21, 1997 | PG-13
Francis Ford Coppola directs and scripts this adaptation of John Grisham's novel about an idealistic young attorney who takes on the case of a lifetime.  (Paramount)
Metascore:
72
User Score:
7.8
An American Werewolf in Paris 76.

An American Werewolf in Paris

October 31, 1997 | R
On the loose in Europe, three wild college grads from America bring their "Daredevil Tour" to Paris in search of some serious fun. There, Andy (Scott) falls for the beautiful and mysterious woman of his dreams (Delpy). The only problem is ... when the moon is full, Andy's dream girl turns into a total nightmare! (Buena Vista)
Metascore:
31
User Score:
5.2
Hoodlum 77.

Hoodlum

August 27, 1997 | R
This gangster film is set in 1930's Harlem.
Metascore:
50
User Score:
8.6
Picture Perfect 78.

Picture Perfect

August 1, 1997 | PG-13
Caught up in career complications and romantic roundabouts, Kate (Aniston) is about to learn what truly makes the perfect mate -- and that a picture is worth much more than a thousand words. (Fox)
Metascore:
44
User Score:
7.3
4 Little Girls 79.

4 Little Girls

July 9, 1997 | Not Rated
On September 15, 1963, a bomb destroyed a black church in Birmingham, Alabama, killing four young girls who were there for Sunday school. It was a crime that shocked the nation -- and a defining moment in the history of America's civil-rights movement. Now, acclaimed filmmaker Spike Lee tells the full story of the bombing, through heart-wrenching testimonials from surviving members of the victims' families, insights from Bill Cosby, Walter Cronkite, Andrew Young, Coretta Scott King and many others, and a rare and revealing interview with former Alabama Governor George Wallace. [HBO Documentary Films]
Metascore:
88
User Score:
8.2
8 Heads in a Duffel Bag 80.

8 Heads in a Duffel Bag

April 18, 1997 | R
All gangster Tommy Spinelli (Pesci) wants to do is board a plane and get to San Diego so that he can deliver his carry-on duffel bag to his boss. Unfortunately, the bag is dumped during boarding and is switched with that of a Mexican-bound medical student...who has no idea that the bag he now carries contains the severed heads of eight Los Angeles gang- sters! (MGM)
Metascore:
15
User Score:
2.0
Paradise Road 81.

Paradise Road

April 11, 1997 | R
Set in World War II Singapore, this is the story of several European women who are imprisoned by the Japanese and seek solace from the horror of their imprisonment by forming a vocal orchestra. (Fox Searchlight)
Metascore:
48
User Score:
5.7
The Saint 82.

The Saint

April 4, 1997 | PG-13
Val Kilmer plays suave espionage hero Simon Templer - aka The Saint - and Elisabeth Shue costars in this atmospheric mix of bold adventure and grand romance. An array of sophisticated gadgetry is at Templer's command as he plunges into a cloak-and-dagger netherworld of move and countermove.  (Paramount)
Metascore:
50
User Score:
7.3
The Devil's Own 83.

The Devil's Own

March 26, 1997 | R
A harrowing thriller about an IRA gunman who draws an American family into the crossfire of terrorism. (Sony Pictures)
Metascore:
53
User Score:
8.3
Selena 84.

Selena

March 21, 1997 | PG
This biographical drama charting the extraordinary career and tragic slaying of pop singing sensation Selena.  (Warner Bros.)
Metascore:
67
User Score:
8.6
Fools Rush In 85.

Fools Rush In

February 14, 1997 | PG-13
A New Yorker (Perry) transplanted to Las Vegas and a beautiful local artist (Hayek) impetuously decide to tie the knot.
Metascore:
37
User Score:
8.3
The Apostle 86.

The Apostle

December 17, 1997 | PG-13
He was touched by the power and filled with the spirit. A man of faith. A man of the flesh. A man plagued by the darker side of human desire, and rage. Robert Duvall is Sonny, a gifted Southern preacher loved by his community. When Sonny loses control and commits a crime of passion, he is forced to run from the law. Hiding out in the small town of Bayou Boutte, Sonny adopts a new identity and sets out on a new mission ' to find the road to redemption. (Universal)
Metascore:
83
User Score:
8.2
Welcome to Sarajevo 87.

Welcome to Sarajevo

November 26, 1997 | R
Living on the edge amid the constant threat of attack, an offbeat band of TV journalists, lead by hotshot Jimmy Flynn (Harrelson), report from a devastated war-torn country. The action intensifies when one of the journalists crosses the line and risks his life in a bold attempt to smuggle an orphaned girl to safety. (BV Entertainment)
Metascore:
72
User Score:
6.0
A Life Less Ordinary 88.

A Life Less Ordinary

October 24, 1997 | R
After being fired, an angry janitor kidnaps his boss’s spoiled daughter and finds himself on the road to romance.
Metascore:
35
User Score:
5.9
Fire Down Below 89.

Fire Down Below

September 5, 1997 | R
Going undercover in rural Kentucky, an environmental agent (Steven Seagal) tries to prove the dumping of toxic waste in the local coal mines by ruthless industrialists.
Metascore:
40
User Score:
4.3
In the Company of Men 90.

In the Company of Men

August 1, 1997 | R
A psychological love triangle set within 90's corporate culture. (Sony Picture Classics)
Metascore:
81
User Score:
7.0
Her Majesty, Mrs. Brown 91.

Her Majesty, Mrs. Brown

July 18, 1997 | PG
Queen Victoria (Dench) was the world's most powerful woman. Rugged Scotsman John Brown (Connolly) was a lowly servant who looked after her horses. Yet when circumstances brought them together, the result was a passionate friendship that scandalized a nation. (Buena Vista Entertainment)
Metascore:
71
User Score:
7.2
Addicted to Love 92.

Addicted to Love

May 23, 1997 | R
First they got mad. Now they're getting even. Two dumped lovers (Broderick & Ryan) team for comic revenge when their exes team up for romance. (Warner Bros.)
Metascore:
49
User Score:
8.6
Murder at 1600 93.

Murder at 1600

April 18, 1997 | R
Murder inside the White House! Who did it -- and why? That's what a hardnosed D.C. homicide cop (Snipes) and hair-triggered Secret Service agent (Lane) uncover in this mystery packed with suspects, cover-ups, covert agents, daring action and an overseas crisis that could blow at any instant. (Warner Bros.)
Metascore:
47
User Score:
7.6
Private Parts 94.

Private Parts

March 7, 1997 | R
Private Parts captures Howard at his most hilarious, in a bare-all, no-jokes-barred look at a true entertainment sensation.  (Paramount)
Metascore:
67
User Score:
8.8
Rosewood 95.

Rosewood

February 21, 1997 | R
This film is a dramatic adaptation of a racially-charged historical event that took place in central Florida in 1923.
Metascore:
71
User Score:
8.8
Oscar and Lucinda 96.

Oscar and Lucinda

December 31, 1997 | R
Oscar (Fiennes) is a priest who gambles discreetly and donates his winnings to help the poor. Lucinda (Blanchett) is an Australian businesswoman who boldly defies society’s rules. When they meet over an innocent game of cards, their lives are changed forever. (Fox Searchlight)
Metascore:
66
User Score:
7.1
Afterglow 97.

Afterglow

December 26, 1997 | R
Set in the city of Montreal, Alan Rudolph's romantic comedy-drama Afterglow paints a wryly comic portrait of two modern marriages drifting toward the rocks. (Sony Pictures Classics)
Metascore:
68
User Score:
5.0
Kundun 98.

Kundun

December 25, 1997 | PG-13
Martin Scorsese directs the incredible true story of one of the world's most fascinating leaders -- Tibet's Dali Lama and his daring struggle to rule a nation at one of the most challenging times in its history. (BV Entertainment)
Metascore:
74
User Score:
7.5
Mad City 99.

Mad City

November 7, 1997 | PG-13
A network television journalist is banished to a backwater station for bad behavior on the job. He meets a security guard who got laid off and the two form a bond of mutual need which changes the course of their lives forever. (Warner Bros.)
Metascore:
45
User Score:
8.4
The Wings of the Dove 100.

The Wings of the Dove

November 7, 1997 | R
Based on the Henry James novel, this is a provocative tale of passion, temptation, and greed. (Buena Vista Entertainment)
Metascore:
73
User Score:
8.6