Sunday, February 1, 2015



  1. Amistad
  2. Out to Sea
  3. The Fifth Element
  4. Men in Black
  5. Liar Liar
  6. Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
  7. Conspiracy Theory
  8. Good Will Hunting
  9. Jackie Brown
  10. Grosse Pointe Blank
  11. Titanic
  12. Rosewood
  13. U Turn
  14. Batman & Robin
  15. L.A. Confidential
  16. Gattaca
  17. Anastasia
  18. Flubber
  19. Cop Land
  20. Hercules
  21. In & Out
  22. Scream 2
  23. The Postman
  24. Donnie Brasco
  25. G.I. Jane
  26. Face/Off
  27. Mortal Kombat: Annihilation
  28. Princess Mononoke
  29. The Butcher Boy
  30. Masterminds
  31. Dante's Peak
  32. Starship Troopers
  33. Kull the Conqueror
  34. Steel
  35. Spawn
Other Notable Releases
  1. A Life Less Ordinary
  2. Absolute Power
  3. Air Bud
  4. Air Force One
  5. Alien Resurrection
  6. Anaconda
  7. As Good as It Gets
  8. Bean
  9. Boogie Nights
  10. Chasing Amy
  11. Con Air
  12. Contact
  13. Deconstructing Harry
  14. The Devil's Own
  15. Eve's Bayou
  16. Event Horizon
  17. Fierce Creatures
  18. Fools Rush In
  19. The Full Monty
  20. The Game
  21. Gone Fishin'
  22. Good Burger
  23. I Know What You Did Last Summer
  24. The Ice Storm
  25. The Jackal
  26. Kiss the Girls
  27. Kundun
  28. Life is Beautiful
  29. The Lost World: Jurassic Park
  30. The Man Who Knew Too Little
  31. Mimic
  32. Money Talks
  33. My Best Friend's Wedding
  34. Nothing to Lose
  35. The Peacemaker
  36. Private Parts
  37. The Rainmaker
  38. Romy and Michele's High School Reunion
  39. The Saint
  40. Selena
  41. Seven Years in Tibet
  42. Soul Food
  43. Speed 2: Cruise Control
  44. Tomorrow Never Dies
  45. Ulee's Gold
  46. Vegas Vacation
  47. Wag the Dog
  48. Waiting for Guffman
Notes: A tough year to rank.  I like a lot of 1997 movies, but as for loving any of them...Amistad gets the top spot because it's awesome in a lot of ways, but I've never particularly thought of it among my all-time favorites.  The next five I would watch ahead of it just because they're so enjoyable, but being enjoyable isn't always the best way to determine which film is best.  The age-old dilemma...Rosewood started out as the film to beat, but aside from out-and-out bad-assery from Ving Rhames, I wondered if it was really better than some of the other contenders.  Hence it slipped pretty far down the list.  Batman & Robin is a historic stinker for a lot of people, but I've always liked it, hence a pretty high ranking, considering.  Other Notable Releases has a ton of movies I'd love to catch, and as always a few thrown in for strictly contextual purposes, although there will always be some omissions I simply don't feel like listing.

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