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Movies released in 1997

  • Funny Games

    9

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    Two psychotic young men take a mother, father, and son hostage in their vacation cabin and force them to play sadistic “games” with one another for their own amusement.

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  • Gattaca

    9

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A genetically inferior man assumes the identity of a superior one in order to pursue his lifelong dream of space travel.

  • Good Will Hunting

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A touching tale of a wayward young man who struggles to find his identity, living in a world where he can solve any problem, except the one brewing deep within himself, until one day he meets his soul mate who opens his mind and his heart.

  • The Game

    8

    I have watched this movie three times, the latest being on .

    Nicholas Van Orton is a very wealthy San Francisco banker, but he is an absolute loner, even spending his birthday alone. In the year of his 48th birthday (the age his father committed suicide) his brother Conrad, who has gone long ago and surrendered to addictions of all kinds, suddenly returns and gives Nicholas a card giving him entry to unusual entertainment provided by something called Consumer Recreation Services (CRS). Giving up to curiosity, Nicholas visits CRS and all kinds of weird and bad things start to happen to him.

  • Chasing Amy

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A pair of comic book authors named Holden McNeil and Banky Edwards, who live in New Jersey, have been best friends since 20 years. They spend their time working in their studio, and in the evenings they are going out. But their friendship is about to be disputed for the first time in their life, when a beautiful young lesbian woman named Alyssa Jones enters their life and Holden falls in love with her. Now Holden has to deal with Banky's jealousy, and with his new girlfriend's very rich past.

  • Open Your Eyes

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A very handsome man finds the love of his life, but he suffers an accident and needs to have his face rebuilt by surgery after it is severely disfigured.

  • Boogie Nights

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    The story of a young man’s adventures in the Californian pornography industry of the 1970s and 1980s.

  • L.A. Confidential

    8

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A shooting at an all night diner is investigated by three LA policemen in their own unique ways.

  • Event Horizon

    7

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    A rescue crew investigates a spaceship that disappeared into a black hole and has now returned…with someone or something new on-board.

  • The Boxer

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Nineteen year old Danny Flynn is imprisoned for his involvement with the IRA in Belfast. He leaves behind his family and his fourteen year old girlfriend, Maggie Hamill. Fourteen years later, Danny is released from prison and returns to his old working class neighborhood to resume his life as a boxer, fighting and opening a boxing club training aspiring young boxers. Maggie has since married Danny’s best friend, who is also imprisoned for his IRA activities. Although he has not denounced the IRA or denigrated his IRA colleagues, Danny has decided to live a life free of political violence. His boxing club is non-sectarian, open to both Catholics and Protestants. This move irks some of his old IRA colleagues since they feel working with the Protestants will not resolve their David versus Goliath struggle. Danny’s old IRA colleagues, especially their unofficial leader Harry, resort to traditional tactics of violence to stop Danny. Maggie’s father, Joe, also an IRA activist, does not …

  • Lawn Dogs

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Newly arrived in an up-market housing development, quiet ten-year-old Devon doesn't quite fit in. Ignoring the urgings of her social-climbing father, Devon chooses the company of Trent, who mows the estate's lawns, rather than of the girls her own age. Their friendship grows during her visits to his trailer home, but although it is completely innocent it is obvious that it would be unacceptable to the residents if they found out.

  • The Fifth Element

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    In the twenty-third century, the universe is threatened by evil. The only hope for mankind is the Fifth Element, who comes to Earth every five thousand years to protect the humans with four stones of the four elements: fire, water, Earth and air. A Mondoshawan spacecraft is bringing The Fifth Element back to Earth but it is destroyed by the evil Mangalores. However, a team of scientists use the DNA of the remains of the Fifth Element to rebuild the perfect being called Leeloo. She escapes from the laboratory and stumbles upon the taxi driver and former elite commando major Korben Dallas that helps her to escape from the police. Leeloo tells him that she must meet Father Vito Cornelius to accomplish her mission. Meanwhile, the Evil uses the greedy and cruel Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg and a team of mercenary Mangalores to retrieve the stones and avoid the protection of Leeloo. But the skilled Korben Dallas has fallen in love with Leeloo and decides to help her to retrieve the stones.

  • Cube

    7

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    Six different people, each from a very different walk of life, awaken to find themselves inside a giant cube with thousands of possible rooms. Each has a skill that becomes clear when they must band together to get out: a cop, a math whiz, a building designer, a doctor, an escape master, and a disabled man. Each plays a part in their thrilling quest to find answers as to why they've been imprisoned.

  • Men in Black

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Men in Black follows the exploits of agents Kay and Jay, members of a top-secret organization established to monitor and police alien activity on Earth. The two Men in Black find themselves in the middle of the deadly plot by an intergalactic terrorist who has arrived on Earth to assassinate two ambassadors from opposing galaxies. In order to prevent worlds from colliding, the MiB must track down the terrorist and prevent the destruction of Earth. It's just another typical day for the Men in Black.

  • The Devil's Advocate

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Based on a book by Andrew Neiderman, the film centers on a young lawyer who joins a New York firm only to discover that his boss has an increasingly bizarre personality.

  • Air Force One

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Hijackers seize the plane carrying the President of the United States and his family, but he (an ex-soldier) works from hiding to defeat them.

  • Contact

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Dr. Ellie Arroway, after years of searching, finds conclusive radio proof of intelligent aliens, who send plans for a mysterious machine.

  • Princess Mononoke

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    While protecting his village from rampaging bore-god/demon, a confident young warrior, Ashitaka, is stricken by a deadly curse. To save his life, he must journey to the forests of the west. Once there, he’s embroiled in a fierce campaign that humans were waging on the forest. The ambitious Lady Eboshi and her loyal clan use their guns against the gods of the forest and a brave young woman, Princess Mononoke, who was raised by a wolf-god. Ashitaka sees the good in both sides and tries to stem the flood of blood. This is met be animosity by both sides as they each see him as supporting the enemy.

  • Face/Off

    7

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    A revolutionary medical technique allows an undercover agent to take the physical appearance of a major criminal and infiltrate his organization.

  • Jackie Brown

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A female flight attendant becomes a key figure in a plot between the police and an arms dealer.

  • She's So Lovely

    7

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Maureen is pregnant and her husband Eddie is missing. Nervous, Maureen shares a couple of drinks with neighbor Kiefer…

  • Liar Liar

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A fast-track lawyer can’t lie for 24 hours due to his son’s birthday wish after he disappoints his son for the last time.

  • Deconstructing Harry

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Suffering from writer’s block and eagerly awaiting his writing award, Harry Block remembers events from his past and scenes from his best-selling books as characters, real and fictional, come back to haunt him.

  • The Lost World: Jurassic Park

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Four years after the failure of Jurassic Park on Isla Nublar, John Hammond reveals to Ian Malcolm that there was another island (“Site B”) on which dinosaurs were bred before being transported to Isla Nublar. Left alone since the disaster, the dinosaurs have flourished, and Hammond is anxious that the world see them in their “natural” environment before they are exploited.

  • Alien: Resurrection

    6

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    200 years after her death, Ellen Ripley is revived as a powerful human/Alien hybrid clone who must continue her war against the Aliens.

  • Con Air

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    A newly released ex-con and former US Ranger finds himself trapped in a prisoner transport plane when the passengers seize control.

  • A Life Less Ordinary

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Ewan McGregor stars as a cleaning man in L.A. who takes his boss’s daughter hostage after being fired and replaced by a robot. Two “angels” who are in charge of human relationships on earth, offer some unsolicited help to bring this unlikely couple together. The “angels” are so successful that the daughter soon turns on her father in order to save her captor.

  • Lost Highway

    6

    I have watched this movie twice, the latest being on .

    After a bizarre encounter at a party, a jazz saxophonist is framed for the murder of his wife and sent to prison, where he inexplicably morphs into a young mechanic and begins leading a new life.

  • Shooting Fish

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Two con artists’ plan to steal enough for a house are twisted when a pretty girl enters the picture.

  • Wag the Dog

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Before elections, a spin-doctor and a Hollywood producer join efforts to “fabricate” a war in order to cover-up a presidential sex scandal.

  • Hana-bi

    6

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Nishi is a cop whose wife is slowly dying of Leukemia. One of his partners gets shot on the job and…

  • Absolute Power

    5

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Based on the novel by David Baldacci, Absolute Power is about the ruthlessness of people in power. The President believes that everything he does is beyond reproach, including an affair or two. That leads to murder and everyone around him is involved. There is only one witness, a thief named Luther Whitney. They are sure he'll talk, but when? The Secret Service is determined to keep him quiet, but catching a thief isn't always easy.

  • Taste of Cherry

    3

    I have watched this movie once, which was on .

    Middle-aged Mr.Badii is planning to commit suicide and desperately seeks anyone to assist him - he has already dug out the grave in the mountains, but the assistant will have to bury him when he will do the deed. He asks Kurd soldier, Afghan seminarian, but everyone refuses by some reason. Finally he finds an old Turkish taxidermist, who has a sick son and previously attempted suicide himself, and he agrees to assist Badii.

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