Movie Ratings & Reviews
Last film added: December 16, 2018. There are currently 1603 films in the database (since 1996).
- Fast, Cheap & Out of Control (1997) 10
A documentary about an elderly topiary gardener, a retired lion tamer and a robotics designer.
- Lost Highway (1997) 10
David Lynch's brilliant cinematic Möbius strip of paranoia, adultery, murder, and Freudian psychology.
- Sweet Hereafter, The (1997) 10
Poignant tale about the redemption of a small town after a tragic school bus accident.
- Apostle, The (1997) 9
Robert Duvall stars as a Texas preacher who changes his name and flees to Louisiana.
- As Good as It Gets (1997) 9
Come on in, and try not to ruin everything by being you. Jack Nicholson stars.
- Contact (1997) 9
Jodie Foster stars in this Carl Sagan story about the search for intelligent extraterrestrial life.
- Gattaca (1997) 9
In a sterile, genetically-enhanced world, Ethan Hawke was born naturally, with dreams of space travel.
- Ice Storm, The (1997) 9
An ice storm hits 1973 suburban Connecticut as middle-class families shatter social taboos through experimentation.
- In the Company of Men (1997) 9
Two businessmen decide to find, romance, and dump a vulnerable woman in this black comedy.
- L.A. Confidential (1997) 9
A film of police corruption, tabloid journalism and Hollywood sleaze, set in 1950s Los Angeles.
- Live Flesh (1997) 9
Javier Bardem seeks revenge against the people he feels were responsible for his imprisonment.
- Princess Mononoke (1997) 9
Miyazaki presents a mythological tale of civilization encroaching on the beast gods of the forest.
- Promesse, La (1997) 9
A gritty, thoughtful portrayal of the illegal immigrant situation in Belgium by the Dardenne Brothers.
- Titanic (1997) 9
Romantic tale of a rich girl and poor boy who meet on the 'unsinkable' ship.
- 12 Angry Men (1997) 8
Excellent made-for-TV remake of the 1957 classic, starring George C. Scott and Jack Lemmon.
- Boogie Nights (1997) 8
About the Los Angeles pornography industry of the 1970s and 1980s. Heather Graham is Rollergirl.
- Chasing Amy (1997) 8
Two friends find success as creators of a hit comic book. Then they meet her.
- Deconstructing Harry (1997) 8
Between air conditioning and the Pope, I choose air conditioning. A Woody Allen movie.
- Good Will Hunting (1997) 8
Troubled MIT janitor Matt Damon is a gifted mathematician. Can he turn his life around?
- Gummo (1997) 8
A disturbing, plotless tale of freakshow characters living in tornado-ravaged poverty, by Harmony Korine.
- Kundun (1997) 8
Martin Scorsese directs the true story of Tibet's 14th Dalai Lama, from childhood to exile.
- Men in Black (1997) 8
Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones must save the world from an intergalactic terrorist.
- Wag the Dog (1997) 8
Before elections, a Washington spin-doctor and a Hollywood producer join efforts to fabricate a war.
- Addicted to Love (1997) 7
Black comedy about jilted lovers starring Meg Ryan as a tough revenge-seeking motorcyclist.
- Alien: Resurrection (1997) 7
Part four of the series, directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet. Stars Sigourney Weaver and Winona Ryder.
- Amistad (1997) 7
A somber, mushy American courtroom drama about the mutiny aboard an African slaveship in 1839.
- Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997) 7
Sharks with frickin' laser beams attached to their heads! Throw me a bone here!
- Breakdown (1997) 7
Kurt Russell searches for his missing wife after his car breaks down in the desert.
- Conspiracy Theory (1997) 7
Paranoid Mel Gibson collects 'The Catcher in the Rye' books and Julia Roberts likes horsies.
- FairyTale: A True Story (1997) 7
Two young girls in 1917 take a photograph, believed to confirm the existence of fairies.
- Fifth Element, The (1997) 7
New York cab driver Bruce Willis and Milla Jovovich star in this futuristic action film.
- Full Monty, The (1997) 7
Six unemployed steel workers form a male striptease act. Anti-fat-bastard cream there is not.
- Game, The (1997) 7
Wealthy financier Michael Douglas gets involved in a live-action game without rules. A puzzle thriller.
- Grosse Pointe Blank (1997) 7
Professional assassin John Cusack attends his ten-year high school reunion party. Also starring Minnie Driver.
- Hercules (1997) 7
Disney movie about the son of Zeus who becomes a hero to reclaim his immortality.
- Liar Liar (1997) 7
His disappointed son's birthday wish renders lawyer Jim Carrey incapable of lying for 24 hours.
- Life Less Ordinary, A (1997) 7
Cleaning man Ewan McGregor takes Cameron Diaz hostage after being fired. Heaven offers romantic help.
- Mimic (1997) 7
Mutant cockroaches evolve into creatures able to mimic and destroy their predators. Stars Mira Sorvino.
- Rainmaker, The (1997) 7
Young lawyer Matt Damon and Danny DeVito star in another freakin' adapted John Grisham novel.
- Seven Years in Tibet (1997) 7
Heinrich Harrer, an Austrian mountain climber, becomes friends with the Dalai Lama. A true story.
- Suicide Kings (1997) 7
Ex-mob boss Christopher Walken is kidnapped by four young men attempting to pay a ransom.
- U Turn (1997) 7
Drifter Sean Penn becomes entangled with femme fatale Jennifer Lopez after his car breaks down.
- Waiting for Guffman (1997) 7
Christopher Guest plays a flamboyant off-Broadway director trying to bring some showbiz to small-town Missouri.
- Wild Man Blues (1997) 7
A documentary about Woody Allen's life as he tours with his New Orleans jazz band.
- Absolute Power (1997) 6
Career thief Clint Eastwood witnesses a horrific crime involving ruthless U.S. President Gene Hackman.
- Air Force One (1997) 6
When Russian neo-nationalists hijack Air Force One, President Harrison Ford chooses between family and country.
- Breast Men (1997) 6
HBO movie follows two doctors who invented silicone breast implants through time. David Schwimmer stars.
- Cop Land (1997) 6
Sheriff Sylvester Stallone uncovers a massive, deadly conspiracy. Will he cross the crooked cops?
- Devil's Advocate, The (1997) 6
Hotshot lawyer Keanu Reeves learns that his new boss, Al Pacino, is the Devil himself.
- Devil's Own, The (1997) 6
New York cop Harrison Ford discovers that houseguest Brad Pitt is an IRA terrorist.
- Edge, The (1997) 6
Anthony Hopkins and Alec Baldwin are stranded, dangerously unequipped, after their plane crashes in Alaska.
- Face/Off (1997) 6
Undercover agent John Travolta and terrorist Nicolas Cage assume each other's identities by exchanging faces.
- G.I. Jane (1997) 6
Demi Moore gets a crewcut and perseveres through rigorous Navy SEALS training, flotation devices intact.
- Inventing the Abbotts (1997) 6
A tale of class division and forbidden love set in the 1950s, starring Liv Tyler.
- Mad City (1997) 6
Museum guard John Travolta takes hostages. TV newsman Dustin Hoffman leads the sensational media frenzy.
- Marie from the Bay of Angels (1997) 6
Nubile teenager Vahina Giocante spends her holidays on the French Riviera, picking up American sailors.
- My Best Friend's Wedding (1997) 6
A lame wedding-based romantic comedy, with musical numbers, starring Julia Roberts and Cameron Diaz.
- Nothing to Lose (1997) 6
Tim Robbins kidnaps would-be carjacker Martin Lawrence and schemes to repair his miserable life.
- Peacemaker, The (1997) 6
George Clooney and Nicole Kidman investigate a nuclear explosion in Russia, unraveling a terrorist conspiracy.
- Romy and Michele's High School Reunion (1997) 6
Mira Sorvino and Lisa Kudrow create fabrications of their lives at their high school reunion.
- Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) 6
Pierce Brosnan is James Bond. This time Michelle Yeoh and Teri Hatcher are Bond girls.
- Excess Baggage (1997) 5
Alicia Silverstone fakes her own car-trunk kidnapping in order to attract her wealthy father's attention.
- Kiss the Girls (1997) 5
The first of many mediocre Ashley Judd crime thrillers. This one also stars Morgan Freeman.
- Metro (1997) 5
Hostage negotiator Eddie Murphy is targeted by an escaped bank robber he once helped imprison.
- Murder at 1600 (1997) 5
Washington homicide cop Wesley Snipes and agent Diane Lane investigate murder inside the White House.
- Picture Perfect (1997) 5
Successful career woman Jennifer Aniston has an incomplete personal life. What makes the perfect mate?
- Playing God (1997) 5
Famed surgeon David Duchovny is stripped of his medical license and becomes a criminal doctor.
- Scream 2 (1997) 5
A copycat killer begins acting out a real-life sequel. Neve Campbell and Courteney Cox scream!
- Starship Troopers (1997) 5
Future humans battle giant alien bugs in a fight for survival, with nude co-ed showers.
- American Werewolf in Paris, An (1997) CRAP
At the Eiffel Tower an American tourist meets Julie Delpy, who possesses a werewolf serum.
- Anaconda (1997) CRAP
Jennifer Lopez and Ice Cube. In the Amazon. With a giant CGI snake. Good times.
- Batman & Robin (1997) CRAP
Batman George Clooney, Uma Thurman and Alicia Silverstone starred in this contrived, colossal waste.
- Beverly Hills Ninja (1997) CRAP
Goofy and clumsy Chris Farley was raised by a clan of Ninja warriors.
- Con Air (1997) CRAP
Can Nicolas Cage save a hijacked transport plane? Connect the mind-numbing dots between Bruckheimer pyrotechnics.
- Event Horizon (1997) CRAP
In 2047, Laurence Fishburne captains a questionable crew of astronauts prone to hallucinations and death.
- Flubber (1997) CRAP
This remake stars absent-minded professor Robin Williams who creates a rubber-like super-bouncy substance.
- Fools Rush In (1997) CRAP
A formulaic romantic comedy Matthew Perry and Salma Hayek. Salma deserved a better costar.
- Home Alone 3 (1997) CRAP
Macaulay Culkin wasn't in this masterful piece of work, but a young Scarlett Johansson was.
- I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997) CRAP
Stars Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. It's craptastic slasher fun!
- Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997) CRAP
Bridgette Wilson was a much better Sonya Blade. The dialogue was likely written by monkeys.
- Poison Ivy 3: The New Seduction (1997) CRAP
Simplistic thriller starring sinister seductress Jaime Pressly. Gratuitous nudity and irrational vengeance.
- Spawn (1997) CRAP
A killed mercenary returns to walk the Earth after making deal with the devil.
- Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997) CRAP
Who would have thought Sandra Bullock would miss Keanu Reeves so much.
- Spice World (1997) CRAP
This plotless gibberish about the Spice Girls phenomenon is not bad enough to be good.
- Vegas Vacation (1997) CRAP
This completely uninspired slapstick sequel sends Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo to Las Vegas.
1997 ReleasesSearch returned all films from 1997 out of 1603 total rated films.
FROM BAD TO WORSE
Statistical ratings distribution of these 85 films (5.3% 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.
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