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Added by Stehako on 28 May 2009 02:29
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Best Films of 1997

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People who added this item 271 Average listal rating (153 ratings) 5.4 IMDB Rating 5.5

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A picture far from perfect
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People who added this item 505 Average listal rating (319 ratings) 5.6 IMDB Rating 6
Mimic (1997)
Not worthy of ever mimicking
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People who added this item 285 Average listal rating (197 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.9
Breakdown (1997)

I felt like that's what happened in the making of this film.
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People who added this item 307 Average listal rating (200 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 6.1
Orgazmo (1998)
A B Movie with the South Park genius Trey Parker
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People who added this item 231 Average listal rating (133 ratings) 5.2 IMDB Rating 5.4
Silverstone loses most of her appeal in this

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He's had many strikes, no problem adding this one to the list.
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People who added this item 1668 Average listal rating (1046 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 6.5
Bean (1997)

Wow, how many things can go wrong with an adaptation?
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People who added this item 1193 Average listal rating (785 ratings) 4 IMDB Rating 3.9

Wow, how many things can go wrong with a sequel?
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People who added this item 1953 Average listal rating (1327 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.2

Juenet may have stalled the series all together
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People who added this item 494 Average listal rating (326 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 6.1
The Postman (1997)

Epically dull.
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People who added this item 712 Average listal rating (499 ratings) 5.1 IMDB Rating 5.5
Volcano (1997)

Let's hope Hollywood learns their mistake here.
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People who added this item 3539 Average listal rating (2440 ratings) 4.3 IMDB Rating 3.8

Ridiculous
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People who added this item 467 Average listal rating (331 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.9
The Edge (1997)
A dull edge
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People who added this item 190 Average listal rating (112 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.8
Kolya (1996)
A nice little pic but not memorable and leaves me wanting more.
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People who added this item 51 Average listal rating (33 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 5.8

Equal parts T & E, that's why I gave it a 5.
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People who added this item 202 Average listal rating (114 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.4

I'd invent the hell out of these Abbotts.
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People who added this item 786 Average listal rating (541 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.2
The Saint (1997)

Val is not a saint.
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People who added this item 105 Average listal rating (62 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.6
In the city of Who Gives a Shit
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People who added this item 471 Average listal rating (296 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.7
Selena (1997)

I don't know she realizes this but J. Lo will never have a better role than this. Way to start out at the top.
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People who added this item 138 Average listal rating (96 ratings) 4.6 IMDB Rating 5
The Pest (1997)

True to its name.
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A low value production based off of one of my favorite books
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People who added this item 502 Average listal rating (330 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.8
U-Turn (1997)

Finally it's my turn.


...okay, now U turn.
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People who added this item 87 Average listal rating (45 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.3
Eve's Bayou (1997)
Intense acting with low-craft production
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Will Shortz' favorite film title.

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People who added this item 99 Average listal rating (50 ratings) 5.6 IMDB Rating 5.8
This movie feels like a one night stand. It was good but I'll likely never watch it again.

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People who added this item 130 Average listal rating (69 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6
Mira Nair's early work is worthy of attention in a time where females directors got no respect... okay, things haven't changed much.
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People who added this item 139 Average listal rating (104 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.3
Red Corner (1997)
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People who added this item 239 Average listal rating (137 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7
Suicide Kings (1998)
Walked leads a mediocre cast in this frustrating and cinematically bland movie with a decent script.
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People who added this item 86 Average listal rating (43 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.8
A sad reflection on Bosnian war and US reporters involvement. The story needs to be told but this was too dull to be truly effective.

The performances from Nesbitt and Harrelson are nice against-type performances and the kids are respectable, too.
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Great dancers
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People who added this item 881 Average listal rating (586 ratings) 5.6 IMDB Rating 6.4
Mouse Hunt (1997)
Little amount of gore in this Gore debut

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People who added this item 40 Average listal rating (20 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.5
Tupac is a rare hip-hop artist who was also a good actor. On top of missing out on all his musical talent we missed out on many roles he could have played.
Belushi also succeeds in being a genuine asshole who is desperate and careless.
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Slow burner and surprising ensemble cast.
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People who added this item 2406 Average listal rating (1514 ratings) 5.2 IMDB Rating 5.7

J Love is amazing
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People who added this item 1396 Average listal rating (805 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7.1

I would have preferred a timeline during the film; because I didn't know when the hell it was going to end and i was getting antsy... probably around the 5th year.
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People who added this item 975 Average listal rating (662 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.4
The Jackal (1997)
Jack Black's best performance

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People who added this item 146 Average listal rating (82 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.9
Gridlock'd (1997)
Tupac is one of my favorite hip artists of all time and he's not a bad actor either. He died shortly after the production of the film.
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People who added this item 685 Average listal rating (457 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.6

I thought there would be more kissing.
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People who added this item 255 Average listal rating (153 ratings) 5.3 IMDB Rating 5.2



Not a great movie; but you can't go wrong with Williams and Crystal.
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People who added this item 160 Average listal rating (76 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.1
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People who added this item 563 Average listal rating (377 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 5.9

A decent action movie with another TV star proving he can do movies.
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People who added this item 1134 Average listal rating (740 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.2
Too much monty, but funny and warmhearted
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People who added this item 702 Average listal rating (462 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.3

Clever title, dialogue... trying to be clever.
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People who added this item 137 Average listal rating (78 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.2
Mrs. Brown (1997)
Dench is royalty, but Billy Connolly turns in his best performance yet.

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People who added this item 638 Average listal rating (417 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.4
In & Out (1997)
A fun movie with memorable scenes but guilty of creating caricatures rather than characters.
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People who added this item 2311 Average listal rating (1574 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.9
Con Air (1997)

Cage, Malcovich, Buscemi, Cusack, airplanes, Vegas, cons.
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People who added this item 3458 Average listal rating (2278 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.5


Pacino plays a great Devil and Keanu plays a great sucker.
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People who added this item 390 Average listal rating (273 ratings) 5.3 IMDB Rating 6
The weakest out of the 'Vacation' films but still filled with the usual gags and funny jokes/situations.
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People who added this item 76 Average listal rating (44 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.8
Prefontaine (1997)


Played like a made-for-tv movie from the 70s... or maybe that was point? Very unique if that's the case. I felt like I was really watching a movie from the time period, but with current actors.
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People who added this item 282 Average listal rating (187 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.9
Private Parts (1997)

Stern is outrageous with everything he does. This film is no different and it really showcases his crudeness.
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This list was created by and in the opinion of Stephen H Koontz
Created January 1998
Updated August 2018
Films Seen: 109

From Liars to Mimics this was a year to remember... The Titanic


Also-Seen:
Rated 4/10
Flubber
Spawn
For Richer or Poorer
The 6th Man
Rated 3/10
Air Bud
187
George of the Jungle
McHale's Navy
Tower of Terror
Rated 2/10
Home Alone 3
Stag
Anaconda
Rated 1/10
Mortal Kombat: Annihilation



This list was created by Stephen H Koontz in 1997 and Updated in 2014

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