Top 1997 IMDb Rated Movies

[#1] Life Is Beautiful (1997)

A touching story of an Italian book seller of Jewish ancestry who lives in his own little fairy tale. His creative and happy life would come to an abrupt halt when his entire family is deported to a concentration camp during World War II. While locked up he tries to convince his son that the whole thing is just a game.

Genre: Comedy, Drama

Director:

Cast: Adelaide Alaïs, Amerigo Fontani, Francesco Guzzo, Giorgio Cantarini,...

Country: Italy

Duration: 116 min

Release: 1997

Rated: PG-13

IMDb: 8.6 (610,615 votes)

[#2] Princess Mononoke (1997)

Ashitaka, a prince of the disappearing Emishi people, is cursed by a demonized boar god and must journey to the west to find a cure. Along the way, he encounters San, a young human woman fighting to protect the forest, and Lady Eboshi, who is trying to destroy it. Ashitaka must find a way to bring balance to this conflict.

Genre: Adventure, Animation, Fantasy

Director:

Cast: Akihiro Miwa, Akira Nagoya, Hisaya Morishige, Kaoru Kobayashi,...

Country: Japan

Duration: 134 min

Release: 1997

Rated: PG-13

IMDb: 8.4 (337,417 votes)

[#3] Children of Heaven (1997)

Zohre's shoes are gone; her older brother Ali lost them. They are poor, there are no shoes for Zohre until they come up with an idea: they will share one pair of shoes, Ali's. School awaits...

Genre: Drama, Family

Director:

Cast: Abbas-Ali Roomandi, Amir Farrokh Hashemian, Bahare Seddiqi, Behzad Rafi,...

Country: Iran

Duration: 89 min

Release: 1997

Rated: PG

IMDb: 8.3 (66,315 votes)

[#4] Good Will Hunting (1997)

Will Hunting has a genius-level IQ but chooses to work as a janitor at MIT. When he solves a difficult graduate-level math problem, his talents are discovered by Professor Gerald Lambeau, who decides to help the misguided youth reach his potential. When Will is arrested for attacking a police officer, Professor Lambeau makes a deal to get leniency for him if he will get treatment from therapist Sean Maguire.

Genre: Drama

Director:

Cast: Ben Affleck, Casey Affleck, Cole Hauser, Colleen McCauley,...

Country: US

Duration: 127 min

Release: 1997

Rated: R

IMDb: 8.3 (829,036 votes)

[#5] L.A. Confidential (1997)

Three detectives in the corrupt and brutal L.A. police force of the 1950s use differing methods to uncover a conspiracy behind the shotgun slayings of the patrons at an all-night diner.

Genre: Crime, Thriller

Director:

Cast: Danny DeVito, David Strathairn, Elisabeth Granli, Graham Beckel,...

Country: US

Duration: 138 min

Release: 1997

Rated: R

IMDb: 8.2 (512,371 votes)

[#6] Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion (1997)

The second of two theatrically released follow-ups to the Neon Genesis Evangelion series. Comprising of two alternate episodes which were first intended to take the place of episodes 25 and 26, this finale answers many of the questions surrounding the series, while also opening up some new possibilities.

Genre: Action, Animation, Drama, Science Fiction

Director: ,

Cast: Akira Ishida, Fumihiko Tachiki, Hiro Yuuki, Kotono Mitsuishi,...

Country: Japan

Duration: 87 min

Release: 1997

Rated: TV-MA

IMDb: 8.1 (42,298 votes)

[#7] Perfect Blue (1997)

A retired pop singer turned actress' sense of reality is shaken when she is stalked by an obsessed fan and seemingly a ghost of her past.

Genre: Animation, Thriller

Director:

Cast: Aya Hara, Emi Shinohara, Emiko Furukawa, Hideyuki Hori,...

Country: Japan

Duration: 81 min

Release: 1997

Rated: R

IMDb: 8.0 (58,095 votes)

[#8] Boogie Nights (1997)

Set in 1977, back when sex was safe, pleasure was a business and business was booming, idealistic porn producer Jack Horner aspires to elevate his craft to an art form. Horner discovers Eddie Adams, a hot young talent working as a busboy in a nightclub, and welcomes him into the extended family of movie-makers, misfits and hangers-on that are always around. Adams' rise from nobody to a celebrity adult entertainer is meteoric, and soon the whole world seems to know his porn alter ego, "Dir...

Genre: Drama

Director:

Cast: Alfred Molina, Burt Reynolds, Don Cheadle, Heather Graham,...

Country: US

Duration: 156 min

Release: 1997

Rated: R

IMDb: 7.9 (230,505 votes)

[#9] The Game (1997)

In honor of his birthday, San Francisco banker Nicholas Van Orton, a financial genius and a cold-hearted loner, receives an unusual present from his younger brother, Conrad: a gift certificate to play a unique kind of game. In nary a nanosecond, Nicholas finds himself consumed by a dangerous set of ever-changing rules, unable to distinguish where the charade ends and reality begins.

Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Director:

Cast: Anna Katarina, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Caroline Barclay, Carroll Baker,...

Country: US

Duration: 129 min

Release: 1997

Rated: R

IMDb: 7.8 (332,216 votes)

[#10] Titanic (1997)

101-year-old Rose DeWitt Bukater tells the story of her life aboard the Titanic, 84 years later. A young Rose boards the ship with her mother and fiancé. Meanwhile, Jack Dawson and Fabrizio De Rossi win third-class tickets aboard the ship. Rose tells the whole story from Titanic's departure through to its death—on its first and last voyage—on April 15, 1912.

Genre: Drama, Romance

Director:

Cast: Bernard Hill, Bill Paxton, Billy Zane, Danny Nucci,...

Country: US

Duration: 194 min

Release: 1997

Rated: PG-13

IMDb: 7.8 (1,006,989 votes)