Movie Releases by Score

Maborosi 1.

Maborosi

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:
7.5
The Sweet Hereafter 2.

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
L.A. Confidential 3.

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:
8.7
4 Little Girls 4.

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:
7.6
Boogie Nights 5.

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:
4.3
The Apostle 6.

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
Face/Off 7.

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:
8.9
La Promesse (The Promise) 8.

La Promesse (The Promise)

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:
8.3
Sick: The Life & Death of Bob Flanagan, Supermasochist 9.

Sick: The Life & Death of Bob Flanagan, Supermasochist

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
In the Company of Men 10.

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:
6.9
A Self-Made Hero 11.

A Self-Made Hero

September 12, 1997
Set in France at the end of World War II Albert Dehousse finds out his father wasn't a war hero and his mother is a collaborator. He leaves his wife and goes to Paris. Gradually he inveigles himself with the resistance movement. They trust him and he helps them trace collaborators.
Metascore:
81
User Score:
tbd
Irma Vep 12.

Irma Vep

April 30, 1997 | Not Rated
A Chinese movie actress, in France to star in a remake of "Les Vampires", finds petty intrigues and clashing egos on the set.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
tbd
Hard Eight 13.

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:
6.8
Eve's Bayou 14.

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:
7.0
Ulee's Gold 15.

Ulee's Gold

June 6, 1997 | R
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
Career Girls 16.

Career Girls

August 8, 1997 | R
2 young women reunite and rekindle their friendship after having said goodbye at their college graduation, six years earlier.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
tbd
Grosse Pointe Blank 17.

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
Donnie Brasco 18.

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:
3.2
Children of the Revolution 19.

Children of the Revolution

April 30, 1997 | R
After a mad, passionate fling on a whirlwind trip to Moscow, party girl Joan Fraser (Davis) returns home pregnant. And when little Joe is born, everyone wonders who "Daddy" is. Soon, the ball starts rolling on a hilarious sequence of events that includes a clueless husband (Rush), a lovesick double agent (Neill), and even Joseph Stalin (Abraham). (BV Entertainment)
Metascore:
76
User Score:
tbd
Mother 20.

Mother

January 24, 1997 | PG-13
A neurotic, twice-divorced sci-fi writer moves back in with his mother to solve his personal problems.
Metascore:
76
User Score:
tbd
The Boxer 21.

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
Titanic 22.

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
The Full Monty 23.

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:
8.5
The Watermelon Woman 24.

The Watermelon Woman

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
Kundun 25.

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:
7.6
Hercules 26.

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:
7.9
Wag the Dog 27.

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 Wings of the Dove 28.

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
The Daytrippers 29.

The Daytrippers

March 5, 1997 | R
When a happily married woman discovers a love letter written by her husband to an unknown party, she enlists her dysfunctional family to discover the truth.
Metascore:
73
User Score:
7.8
Breakdown 30.

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:
8.7
Welcome to Sarajevo 31.

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:
6.1
The Rainmaker 32.

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:
7.7
The Ice Storm 33.

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
Chasing Amy 34.

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:
8.4
Rosewood 35.

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:
8.6
Waiting for Guffman 36.

Waiting for Guffman

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
Her Majesty, Mrs. Brown 37.

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
Men in Black 38.

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
Good Will Hunting 39.

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
In & Out 40.

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
Nenette and Boni 41.

Nenette and Boni

September 19, 1997 | Not Rated
Teenage siblings Nenette and Boni were raised apart as a result of their parents' divorce. Their mother, who doted on her son Boni, has died. He works for an interesting couple as a pizza baker, and is surprised and enraged when his younger sister, having run away from boarding school, suddenly turns up. There's a problem that they must confront.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
tbd
Liar Liar 42.

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
Happy Together 43.

Happy Together

October 30, 1997
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
Soul Food 44.

Soul Food

September 26, 1997 | TV-MA
An ensemble drama set around the abundant table of Chicago family matriarch Mother Joe, whose extended family revolves around the stabilizing force of her sumptuous Sunday dinners.
Metascore:
68
User Score:
tbd
Shall We Dance? 45.

Shall We Dance?

April 11, 1997 | PG
A middle-aged workaholic's incredibly dull life takes a funny turn when he signs up for a ballroom dance class -- just to meet the sexy dance teacher. But when he finally muscles up the nerve for lessons he winds up with a different instructor and her colorfully eccentric class of beginners! And now he'll have to step lightly -- and do some fancy footwork -- if he expects to keep his new secret passion from his family and friends! (Miramax)
Metascore:
68
User Score:
7.5
Afterglow 46.

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
Private Parts 47.

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:
8.7
Selena 48.

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
As Good as It Gets 49.

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
Oscar and Lucinda 50.

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
Love Jones 51.

Love Jones

March 14, 1997 | R
Darius Lovehall is a young black poet in Chicago who starts dating Nina Mosley, a beautiful and talented photographer. While trying to figure out if they've got a "love thing" or are just "kicking it," they hang out with their friend, talking about love and sex. Then Nina tests the strength of Darius' feelings and sets a chain of romantic complications into motion.
Metascore:
65
User Score:
tbd
Telling Lies in America 52.

Telling Lies in America

October 15, 1997 | PG-13
In 1960s Cleveland, Billy Magic (Bacon) is the coolest DJ in town and Karchy (Renfro), a young Hungarian immigrant trying to fit in, cheats to win a contest to be Billy's assistant.
Metascore:
65
User Score:
4.3
The Pillow Book 53.

The Pillow Book

June 6, 1997 | NC-17
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:
6.8
Gattaca 54.

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:
8.7
Cop Land 55.

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
Fire 56.

Fire

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:
8.0
Jackie Brown 57.

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
Amistad 58.

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
Alien: Resurrection 59.

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:
5.1
Scream 2 60.

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:
8.6
SubUrbia 61.

SubUrbia

February 7, 1997 | TV-MA
Richard Linklater explores the lives of young Americans at a crossroads.
Metascore:
62
User Score:
8.2
G.I. Jane 62.

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
Fierce Creatures 63.

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
Contact 64.

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
Air Force One 65.

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
Deconstructing Harry 66.

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:
7.5
The Game 67.

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:
8.6
Star Maps 68.

Star Maps

July 23, 1997 | R
Carlos wants to be an actor. But his father, Pepe, wants him to work in the family business, that is, male prostitution. Carlos decides that he will be one of his father's boys until he can get his foot in the door in Hollywood. Finally one of his clients, a rich soap star, offers him a bit part in her show. Pepe tell Carlos that she is just using him and demands that he not see the women any longer. Carlos defies his father and when his big day comes he is finds out the harsh realities of life are even harsher than he imagined.
Metascore:
61
User Score:
tbd
Anastasia 69.

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:
7.9
She's So Lovely 70.

She's So Lovely

August 29, 1997 | R
After being released from a psychiatric institution, a man tries to redeem himself in the eyes of his now-ex wife from the events that led up to his incarceration.
Metascore:
61
User Score:
tbd
The Devil's Advocate 71.

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
The Delta 72.

The Delta

August 15, 1997 | Unrated
Lincoln, who's not yet 18, leads a straight life most of the time: he has a girl friend, goes to dances, jokes with guys. But he also has a secret life, in which he's drawn to dark places where he has sex with men he doesn't know. One night, while visiting a gay video arcade, he connects with John, a Vietnamese-born gay man, in his 20s probably, whose father was an African-American US soldier. John invites Lincoln to spend some carefree time with him, and Lincoln takes him to his father's boat. John then convinces Lincoln to take the boat into the Mississippi delta, where setting off some fireworks out of season precipitates betrayal and revenge.
Metascore:
60
User Score:
tbd
Brassed Off 73.

Brassed Off

May 23, 1997 | R
A story about two old friends -- and ex-lovers -- whose surprise reunion turns their lives, and the lives of everyone else in town, hilariously upside down! (Miramax)
Metascore:
60
User Score:
8.4
Gray's Anatomy 74.

Gray's Anatomy

March 19, 1997 | Not Rated
Steven Soderbergh films Spaulding Gray's 1993 monologue about the diagnosis and treatment of his rare eye ailment.
Metascore:
60
User Score:
tbd
The Lost World: Jurassic Park 75.

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
Love! Valour! Compassion! 76.

Love! Valour! Compassion!

May 16, 1997 | R
This film adaptation of Terrence McNally's Tony Award winning play focuses on eight gay men as they spend three summer holiday weekends together at a rural country house. What transpires is a tender, humorous and poignant story about love, valour and compassion among friends. (New Line Cinema)
Metascore:
59
User Score:
tbd
Romy and Michele's High School Reunion 77.

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:
8.6
Night Falls on Manhattan 78.

Night Falls on Manhattan

May 16, 1997 | R
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
Year of the Horse 79.

Year of the Horse

October 8, 1997 | R
This film documents Neil Young and Crazy Horse's 1996 concert tour. Jim Jarmusch interviews the band about their long history, and we see backstage footage from the 1970s and 1980s.
Metascore:
58
User Score:
tbd
Love and Other Catastrophes 80.

Love and Other Catastrophes

March 28, 1997 | R
A day in the life of two film-school students trying to find love and another house-mate.
Metascore:
58
User Score:
tbd
The Myth of Fingerprints 81.

The Myth of Fingerprints

September 17, 1997 | R
A funny, sharply observed tale of an uneasy and emotionally charged New England family reunion. (Sony)
Metascore:
58
User Score:
tbd
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil 82.

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:
6.5
Traveller 83.

Traveller

April 18, 1997 | R
Bokky (Paxton) shows Pat (Wahlberg) the ropes of being a Traveller - a nomadic clan of Irish-American con artists. Bokky begins doubting their lifestyle when he falls for Jean (Margulies), one of their intended victims.
Metascore:
57
User Score:
tbd
Touch 84.

Touch

February 14, 1997 | R
When Juvenal, a presumed miracle worker, appears on the scene Bill Hill attempts to exploit him but his plans go astray with the untimely intervention of August Murray and the developing relationship between Juvenal and Lynn Faulkner.
Metascore:
56
User Score:
tbd
Prefontaine 85.

Prefontaine

January 24, 1997 | PG-13
The true-life story of legendary track star Steve Prefontaine, the exciting and sometimes controversial "James Dean of Track," whose spirit captured the heart of the nation! (Buena Vista Entertainment)
Metascore:
56
User Score:
7.6
The Relic 86.

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
Volcano 87.

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
Mimic 88.

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
Seven Years in Tibet 89.

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
The Substance of Fire 90.

The Substance of Fire

March 14, 1997 | R
Ron Rifkin plays a headstrong book publisher who refuses to "sell out" by releasing anything commercial, even when his business partner and son (Goldwyn) discovers a sure-fire best-seller. As the father's stubbornness pushes their company to the brink of bankruptcy, the son must convince his brother and sister (Hutton and Parker) to join him in a fight that will save the business, but may destroy their family. (BV Entertainment)
Metascore:
54
User Score:
tbd
U Turn 91.

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:
8.7
Mousehunt 92.

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:
7.9
Booty Call 93.

Booty Call

February 26, 1997 | R
An outrageous comedy about the one thing men and women both want: each other. (Sony)
Metascore:
54
User Score:
tbd
The House of Yes 94.

The House of Yes

October 10, 1997 | R
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:
6.0
George of the Jungle 95.

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:
6.3
The Devil's Own 96.

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:
7.5
Lost Highway 97.

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:
8.1
Tomorrow Never Dies 98.

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:
7.5
Con Air 99.

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
Bean 100.

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

Titles with fewer than 7 critic reviews are excluded.