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Titanic 1.

Titanic

Release Date: December 19, 1997
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
Contact 2.

Contact

Release Date: July 11, 1997
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
Batman & Robin 3.

Batman & Robin

Release Date: 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
Anaconda 4.

Anaconda

Release Date: April 11, 1997
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:
6.0
Good Will Hunting 5.

Good Will Hunting

Release Date: December 5, 1997
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
The Fifth Element 6.

The Fifth Element

Release Date: May 9, 1997
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:
8.9
Boogie Nights 7.

Boogie Nights

Release Date: 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:
4.6
Face/Off 8.

Face/Off

Release Date: June 27, 1997
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
Bean 9.

Bean

Release Date: November 7, 1997
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 Lost World: Jurassic Park 10.

The Lost World: Jurassic Park

Release Date: May 23, 1997
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:
7.1
As Good as It Gets 11.

As Good as It Gets

Release Date: December 23, 1997
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
Gattaca 12.

Gattaca

Release Date: October 24, 1997
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
Anastasia 13.

Anastasia

Release Date: November 21, 1997
From St. Petersburg, Russia to Paris, France, join Anya on an epic journey of breathtaking animated action and intrigue. (20th Century Fox)
Metascore:
59
User Score:
7.9
Alien: Resurrection 14.

Alien: Resurrection

Release Date: November 26, 1997
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
Gummo 15.

Gummo

Release Date: October 17, 1997
Residents of tornado-stricken Xevia, Ohio wander the deserted landscape passing time.
Metascore:
19
User Score:
7.1
Jackie Brown 16.

Jackie Brown

Release Date: 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
Amistad 17.

Amistad

Release Date: 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
Starship Troopers 18.

Starship Troopers

Release Date: November 7, 1997
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
Spawn 19.

Spawn

Release Date: August 1, 1997
A government assassin is brought back to life as a black superhero with supernatural powers. (Warner Bros.)
Metascore:
34
User Score:
8.1
The Devil's Advocate 20.

The Devil's Advocate

Release Date: October 17, 1997
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:
8.7
Fire 21.

Fire

Release Date: August 22, 1997
Unrated
Deepa Mehta's tender, passionate and controversial love story of two Indian women torn between their devotion to duty and their desire for love and companionship. (Zeitgeist Films)
Metascore:
64
User Score:
7.5
L.A. Confidential 22.

L.A. Confidential

Release Date: 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
The Game 23.

The Game

Release Date: September 12, 1997
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
Mortal Kombat: Annihilation 24.

Mortal Kombat: Annihilation

Release Date: November 21, 1997
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
Event Horizon 25.

Event Horizon

Release Date: August 15, 1997
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:
7.2
Selena 26.

Selena

Release Date: March 21, 1997
This biographical drama charting the extraordinary career and tragic slaying of pop singing sensation Selena.  (Warner Bros.)
Metascore:
67
User Score:
8.6
Wag the Dog 27.

Wag the Dog

Release Date: December 25, 1997
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:
7.4
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery 28.

Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

Release Date: May 2, 1997
After being cryogenically frozen for thirty years, superagent Austin Powers (Myers) returns to battle the insidious Dr. Evil (Myers).
Metascore:
51
User Score:
8.7
The Postman 29.

The Postman

Release Date: December 25, 1997
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:
6.7
Grosse Pointe Blank 30.

Grosse Pointe Blank

Release Date: April 11, 1997
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
G.I. Jane 31.

G.I. Jane

Release Date: August 22, 1997
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:
6.1
Dante's Peak 32.

Dante's Peak

Release Date: February 7, 1997
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:
5.9
Tomorrow Never Dies 33.

Tomorrow Never Dies

Release Date: December 19, 1997
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:
7.8
Seven Years in Tibet 34.

Seven Years in Tibet

Release Date: October 8, 1997
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:
7.1
Men in Black 35.

Men in Black

Release Date: July 2, 1997
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
The Saint 36.

The Saint

Release Date: April 4, 1997
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
Flubber 37.

Flubber

Release Date: November 26, 1997
Robin Williams stars in this remake of Disney's "The Absent Minded Professor."
Metascore:
37
User Score:
5.3
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil 38.

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

Release Date: November 21, 1997
A scandalous murder trial lays bare the secrets and pretensions the genteel townfolk of Savannah, GA, hold dear. (Warner Bros.)
Metascore:
57
User Score:
6.4
U Turn 39.

U Turn

Release Date: October 3, 1997
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:
8.5
Hard Eight 40.

Hard Eight

Release Date: February 28, 1997
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
Maborosi 41.

Maborosi

Release Date: March 21, 1997
Not Rated
A young woman's husband apparently commits suicide without warning or reason, leaving behind his wife and infant. Yumiko remarries and moves from Osaka to a small fishing village, yet continues to search for meaning in a lonely world.
Metascore:
92
User Score:
9.2
The Sweet Hereafter 42.

The Sweet Hereafter

Release Date: 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:
90
User Score:
8.0
Kiss the Girls 43.

Kiss the Girls

Release Date: October 3, 1997
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:
2.8
Cop Land 44.

Cop Land

Release Date: August 15, 1997
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:
6.5
Private Parts 45.

Private Parts

Release Date: March 7, 1997
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
The Rainmaker 46.

The Rainmaker

Release Date: November 21, 1997
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:
8.0
The Jackal 47.

The Jackal

Release Date: November 14, 1997
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:
6.8
I Know What You Did Last Summer 48.

I Know What You Did Last Summer

Release Date: October 17, 1997
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:
2.4
The Ice Storm 49.

The Ice Storm

Release Date: September 26, 1997
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:
8.7
Air Force One 50.

Air Force One

Release Date: July 25, 1997
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:
6.8
George of the Jungle 51.

George of the Jungle

Release Date: July 16, 1997
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:
6.0
My Best Friend's Wedding 52.

My Best Friend's Wedding

Release Date: June 20, 1997
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:
7.5
Speed 2: Cruise Control 53.

Speed 2: Cruise Control

Release Date: June 13, 1997
Speed Redux – this time by sea.
Metascore:
23
User Score:
2.4
Breakdown 54.

Breakdown

Release Date: May 2, 1997
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:
8.7
Donnie Brasco 55.

Donnie Brasco

Release Date: February 28, 1997
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:
3.6
Booty Call 56.

Booty Call

Release Date: February 26, 1997
An outrageous comedy about the one thing men and women both want: each other. (Sony)
Metascore:
54
User Score:
tbd
Mousehunt 57.

Mousehunt

Release Date: December 19, 1997
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:
8.2
The Watermelon Woman 58.

The Watermelon Woman

Release Date: March 5, 1997
Not Rated
Cheryl (Cheryl Dunye) is a twenty-something black lesbian working as a clerk in a video store while struggling to make a documentary about Fae Richards, an obscure black actress from the 1930's. Cheryl is surprised to discover that Richards (known popularly as "the Watermelon Woman") had a white lesbian lover. At the same time, Cheryl falls in love with a very cute white customer at the video store (Guinevere Turner. [First Run Features]
Metascore:
74
User Score:
tbd
Lost Highway 59.

Lost Highway

Release Date: February 21, 1997
This neo-noir is a mesmerizing meditation on the mysterious nature of identity from director David Lynch.  (October Films)
Metascore:
52
User Score:
7.9
Kundun 60.

Kundun

Release Date: December 25, 1997
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
Scream 2 61.

Scream 2

Release Date: 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
In & Out 62.

In & Out

Release Date: September 19, 1997
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:
2.2
Picture Perfect 63.

Picture Perfect

Release Date: August 1, 1997
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:
7.1
4 Little Girls 64.

4 Little Girls

Release Date: 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:
89
User Score:
8.0
Hercules 65.

Hercules

Release Date: June 27, 1997
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:
7.9
Con Air 66.

Con Air

Release Date: June 6, 1997
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
Volcano 67.

Volcano

Release Date: April 25, 1997
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:
6.0
Smilla's Sense of Snow 68.

Smilla's Sense of Snow

Release Date: February 28, 1997
Set in Copenhagen, this mystery features Julia Ormond as a half-Inuit, transplanted Greenlander and snow expert who begins her own investigation when a neighbor boy falls from the building's roof.
Metascore:
45
User Score:
7.3
Rosewood 69.

Rosewood

Release Date: February 21, 1997
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
Absolute Power 70.

Absolute Power

Release Date: February 14, 1997
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:
6.5
Beverly Hills Ninja 71.

Beverly Hills Ninja

Release Date: January 17, 1997
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:
6.4
Happy Together 72.

Happy Together

Release Date: October 30, 1997
Not Rated
Yiu-Fai (Leung) and Po-Wing (Cheung) travel from Hong Kong to Argentina in an attempt to save their relationship.
Metascore:
69
User Score:
8.4
The Peacemaker 73.

The Peacemaker

Release Date: September 26, 1997
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
Hoodlum 74.

Hoodlum

Release Date: August 27, 1997
This gangster film is set in 1930's Harlem.
Metascore:
50
User Score:
8.9
Mimic 75.

Mimic

Release Date: August 22, 1997
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
The Full Monty 76.

The Full Monty

Release Date: 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
Fools Rush In 77.

Fools Rush In

Release Date: February 14, 1997
A New Yorker (Perry) transplanted to Las Vegas and a beautiful local artist (Hayek) impetuously decide to tie the knot.
Metascore:
37
User Score:
8.7
Waiting for Guffman 78.

Waiting for Guffman

Release Date: January 31, 1997
TV-14
A town of Blaine, Missouri is preparing for celebrations of its 150th anniversary. Corky St.Clair, an off-off-off-off-off-Broadway director is putting together an amateur theater show about the town's history, starring a local dentist, a couple of travel agents, a Dairy Queen waitress, and a car repairman. He invites a Broadway theater critic Mr. Guffman to see the opening night of the show. (Warner Bros.)
Metascore:
71
User Score:
7.2
The Boxer 79.

The Boxer

Release Date: December 31, 1997
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
Conspiracy Theory 80.

Conspiracy Theory

Release Date: August 8, 1997
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:
6.8
Her Majesty, Mrs. Brown 81.

Her Majesty, Mrs. Brown

Release Date: July 18, 1997
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:
7.1
Ulee's Gold 82.

Ulee's Gold

Release Date: June 6, 1997
The story of Ulysses Jackson (Fonda), a solitary beekeeper working in the tupelo marshes of the Florida Panhandle and caring for his two grandchildren. The trio lives an ordered, if somewhat narrow life until a call from Jackson's son in jail changes everything. (Orion Pictures)
Metascore:
77
User Score:
7.4
Addicted to Love 83.

Addicted to Love

Release Date: May 23, 1997
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
La Promesse (The Promise) 84.

La Promesse (The Promise)

Release Date: May 16, 1997
Not Rated
Igor and his father, Roger, are making a decent living renting apartments to illegal immigrants and sometimes working them illegally (among other scams). But when the building inspector pays a surprise visit and Amidou falls off a scaffold in his hurry to hide, things start to unravel, particularly when Igor makes a promise to the injured Amidou that ultimately exposes the different values of Igor and Roger, and of Amidou's wife, Assita.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
8.5
Romy and Michele's High School Reunion 85.

Romy and Michele's High School Reunion

Release Date: April 25, 1997
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:
8.6
Chasing Amy 86.

Chasing Amy

Release Date: April 4, 1997
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:
8.6
Liar Liar 87.

Liar Liar

Release Date: 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
The Relic 88.

The Relic

Release Date: January 10, 1997
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
The Apostle 89.

The Apostle

Release Date: December 17, 1997
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
Deconstructing Harry 90.

Deconstructing Harry

Release Date: December 12, 1997
This film revolves around the problems of a New York writer's creative and erotic life.
Metascore:
61
User Score:
7.6
Welcome to Sarajevo 91.

Welcome to Sarajevo

Release Date: November 26, 1997
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
Eve's Bayou 92.

Eve's Bayou

Release Date: November 7, 1997
This emotional family drama is set in Louisiana in 1962.
Metascore:
78
User Score:
7.2
Sick: The Life & Death of Bob Flanagan, Supermasochist 93.

Sick: The Life & Death of Bob Flanagan, Supermasochist

Release Date: November 7, 1997
Not Rated
Documentary about writer and performance artist Bob Flanagan who died at 43 of cystic fibrosis. His life was indicated by pain from the beginning and he started to develop sadomasochistic practices, which he developed finally into performances.
Metascore:
82
User Score:
tbd
The Wings of the Dove 94.

The Wings of the Dove

Release Date: November 7, 1997
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
A Life Less Ordinary 95.

A Life Less Ordinary

Release Date: October 24, 1997
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
The House of Yes 96.

The House of Yes

Release Date: October 10, 1997
All Marty (Hamilton) wants is a normal life, but nothing goes as planned when his fiancée (Spelling) meets his far-from-normal family. (Miramax)
Metascore:
54
User Score:
tbd
Excess Baggage 97.

Excess Baggage

Release Date: August 29, 1997
An offbeat adventure about a poor little rich girl and the car thief who steals her heart. (Sony)
Metascore:
34
User Score:
tbd
Career Girls 98.

Career Girls

Release Date: August 8, 1997
2 young women reunite and rekindle their friendship after having said goodbye at their college graduation, six years earlier.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
tbd
The Pillow Book 99.

The Pillow Book

Release Date: June 6, 1997
Three experiences make an indelible impression in a young girl's childhood: her father's tender calligraphy on her face and neck, the text of a noblewoman's sensual diary (or pillow book), and the discovery that her father is being blackmailed. These three images become a single obsession when the girl becomes a woman (Vivian Wu of The Joy Luck Club) and meets a man (Trainspotting's Ewan McGregor) who offers his body to her, both as a blank page to write upon and as a weapon of revenge. (Columbia TriStar)
Metascore:
64
User Score:
7.4
Night Falls on Manhattan 100.

Night Falls on Manhattan

Release Date: May 16, 1997
Sean Casey (Garcia) is just another idealistic assistant D.A. - until his prosecution of a cop-killing drug lord catapults him into the center of New York's tempestuous political arena. Vowing to follow the clues wherever they lead, the young D.A. embarks on a search for the truth that will force him to question his faith in the law, his loyalty to loved ones and his place in a system where justice is the ultimate con. (Paramount)
Metascore:
58
User Score:
4.8