A database of movie ratings since 1997. Includes film reviews, lists, and polls by Ian Cavalier.

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Last film added: April 8, 2017. There are currently 1523 films in the database (since 1996).


    1997 Releases

    Search returned all films from 1997 out of 1523 total rated films.
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    MASTERPIECES
  1. Movie DetailsFast, Cheap & Out of Control (1997) 10  Obscure/RareDocumentary/True
  2. Movie DetailsLost Highway (1997) 10  HorrorMind-blowingWith Sex/NudityI own on DVDFilmometer Best Film of the Year
  3. Movie DetailsSweet Hereafter, The (1997) 10  

  4. EXCELLENT
  5. Movie DetailsApostle, The (1997) 9  
  6. Movie DetailsAs Good as It Gets (1997) 9  Comedy
  7. Movie DetailsContact (1997) 9  Sci-FiI own on DVD
  8. Movie DetailsGattaca (1997) 9  Sci-Fi
  9. Movie DetailsIce Storm, The (1997) 9  
  10. Movie DetailsIn the Company of Men (1997) 9  
  11. Movie DetailsL.A. Confidential (1997) 9  ConspiracyWith Sex/Nudity
  12. Movie DetailsLive Flesh (1997) 9  With Sex/NudityI own on DVD
  13. Movie DetailsPrincess Mononoke (1997) 9  AnimationFantasy
  14. Movie DetailsPromesse, La (1997) 9  Obscure/Rare
  15. Movie DetailsTitanic (1997) 9  With Sex/NudityAcademy Awards Winner for Best Picture

  16. VERY GOOD
  17. Movie Details12 Angry Men (1997) 8  TV Shows
  18. Movie DetailsBoogie Nights (1997) 8  With Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
  19. Movie DetailsChasing Amy (1997) 8  Comedy
  20. Movie DetailsDeconstructing Harry (1997) 8  ComedyWith Sex/Nudity
  21. Movie DetailsGood Will Hunting (1997) 8  
  22. Movie DetailsGummo (1997) 8  With Sex/Nudity
  23. Movie DetailsKundun (1997) 8  Documentary/True
  24. Movie DetailsMen in Black (1997) 8  ComedySci-FiComic Book/Superhero
  25. Movie DetailsWag the Dog (1997) 8  ComedyConspiracy

  26. GOOD
  27. Movie DetailsAddicted to Love (1997) 7  Comedy
  28. Movie DetailsAlien: Resurrection (1997) 7  HorrorSci-Fi
  29. Movie DetailsAmistad (1997) 7  Documentary/True
  30. Movie DetailsAustin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997) 7  ComedyMusical/Music
  31. Movie DetailsBreakdown (1997) 7  Conspiracy
  32. Movie DetailsConspiracy Theory (1997) 7  Conspiracy
  33. Movie DetailsFairyTale: A True Story (1997) 7  FantasyObscure/RareDocumentary/True
  34. Movie DetailsFifth Element, The (1997) 7  Sci-FiWith Sex/Nudity
  35. Movie DetailsFull Monty, The (1997) 7  Comedy
  36. Movie DetailsGame, The (1997) 7  Conspiracy
  37. Movie DetailsGrosse Pointe Blank (1997) 7  Comedy
  38. Movie DetailsHercules (1997) 7  AnimationComedyMusical/Music
  39. Movie DetailsLiar Liar (1997) 7  ComedyFantasy
  40. Movie DetailsLife Less Ordinary, A (1997) 7  ComedyFantasy
  41. Movie DetailsMimic (1997) 7  HorrorSci-Fi
  42. Movie DetailsRainmaker, The (1997) 7  
  43. Movie DetailsSeven Years in Tibet (1997) 7  Documentary/True
  44. Movie DetailsSuicide Kings (1997) 7  ComedyWith Sex/Nudity
  45. Movie DetailsU Turn (1997) 7  With Sex/Nudity
  46. Movie DetailsWaiting for Guffman (1997) 7  ComedyMusical/Music
  47. Movie DetailsWild Man Blues (1997) 7  Musical/MusicObscure/RareDocumentary/True

  48. FAIR
  49. Movie DetailsAbsolute Power (1997) 6  Conspiracy
  50. Movie DetailsAir Force One (1997) 6  
  51. Movie DetailsBreast Men (1997) 6  ComedyObscure/RareWith Sex/NudityTV Shows
  52. Movie DetailsCop Land (1997) 6  Conspiracy
  53. Movie DetailsDevil's Advocate, The (1997) 6  With Sex/Nudity
  54. Movie DetailsDevil's Own, The (1997) 6  
  55. Movie DetailsEdge, The (1997) 6  
  56. Movie DetailsFace/Off (1997) 6  Sci-Fi
  57. Movie DetailsG.I. Jane (1997) 6  
  58. Movie DetailsInventing the Abbotts (1997) 6  With Sex/Nudity
  59. Movie DetailsMad City (1997) 6  
  60. Movie DetailsMarie from the Bay of Angels (1997) 6  Obscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
  61. Movie DetailsMy Best Friend's Wedding (1997) 6  Comedy
  62. Movie DetailsNothing to Lose (1997) 6  Comedy
  63. Movie DetailsPeacemaker, The (1997) 6  Conspiracy
  64. Movie DetailsRomy and Michele's High School Reunion (1997) 6  Comedy
  65. Movie DetailsTomorrow Never Dies (1997) 6  

  66. ADEQUATE
  67. Movie DetailsExcess Baggage (1997) 5  Comedy
  68. Movie DetailsKiss the Girls (1997) 5  
  69. Movie DetailsMetro (1997) 5  Comedy
  70. Movie DetailsMurder at 1600 (1997) 5  Conspiracy
  71. Movie DetailsPicture Perfect (1997) 5  Comedy
  72. Movie DetailsPlaying God (1997) 5  Obscure/Rare
  73. Movie DetailsScream 2 (1997) 5  Horror
  74. Movie DetailsStarship Troopers (1997) 5  Sci-FiWith Sex/Nudity

  75. FROM BAD TO WORSE
  76. Movie DetailsAmerican Werewolf in Paris, An (1997) CRAP  ComedyHorrorWith Sex/Nudity
  77. Movie DetailsAnaconda (1997) CRAP  Horror
  78. Movie DetailsBatman & Robin (1997) CRAP  ComedyFantasySci-FiComic Book/Superhero
  79. Movie DetailsBeverly Hills Ninja (1997) CRAP  Comedy
  80. Movie DetailsCon Air (1997) CRAP  
  81. Movie DetailsEvent Horizon (1997) CRAP  HorrorSci-FiWith Sex/Nudity
  82. Movie DetailsFlubber (1997) CRAP  ComedyFantasy
  83. Movie DetailsFools Rush In (1997) CRAP  Comedy
  84. Movie DetailsHome Alone 3 (1997) CRAP  Comedy
  85. Movie DetailsI Know What You Did Last Summer (1997) CRAP  Horror
  86. Movie DetailsMortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997) CRAP  Fantasy
  87. Movie DetailsPoison Ivy 3: The New Seduction (1997) CRAP  Obscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
  88. Movie DetailsSpawn (1997) CRAP  FantasyHorrorComic Book/Superhero
  89. Movie DetailsSpeed 2: Cruise Control (1997) CRAP  
  90. Movie DetailsSpice World (1997) CRAP  ComedyFantasyMusical/Music
  91. Movie DetailsVegas Vacation (1997) CRAP  ComedySport


  92. Statistical ratings distribution of these 85 films (5.6% of total rated films):
    With enough films included, it usually approximates a bell curve with a mean near 6.5...
    (especially when considering that CRAP is 0-4 combined).
    Average rating for these 85 films: 6.2.

    10:3.5%

    9:12.9%

    8:10.6%

    7:24.7%

    6:20%

    5:9.4%

    CRAP:18.8%



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