Temporal Top Ten – 1997

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Number of movies seen from this year – 118
Number of movies reviewed – 49 (including 3 Encore Reviews)


1997 was another excellent year for movies.

I had a lot of trouble choosing between my #1 and #2 picks because I really like both movies so much. They are quite different thematically but each brings their A Game for their particular genre. Essentially they are interchangeable and I can make a case for either of them claiming the top spot, but in order to take on an endeavor like this, I need to sometimes make hard decisions and the love story in #1 is what clinched it.

My #3 has an all star cast all playing their parts excellently giving us a great mystery within a mystery.

#4 is a top notch action thriller that features an actor portraying the most popular cinematic character with his current job position.

#5 is an amazing story that takes place in Europe during WWII.

#6 is a romcom that was pretty good with some great dialogue and characters with idiosyncrasies that seem both extreme and necessary at the same time.

#7 is a moving apocalyptic film with a strong message of hope.

#8 is an excellent legal drama written by an award winning author who has had many of his books adapted to the screen. This is one of his best adaptations.

To finish up the list slots 9 and 10 are diverse historical dramas that have a lot more in common than one would initially presume.

My Top Tengeorge wallace

10. George Wallaceamistad

9. Amistadrainmaker

8. The Rainmakerpostman

7. The Postmanas good as it gets

6. As Good as It Getslife

5. Life is Beautifulair force one

4. Air Force Onecopland

3. Cop Landla confidential

2. L.A. Confidentialtitanic

1. Titanic

Here’s a complete list of movies that I’ve seen from 1997

  1. 12 Angry Men
  2. Absolute Power
  3. Addicted to Love
  4. Affliction
  5. Air Force One
  6. Albino Alligator
  7. Alien: Resurrection
  8. Amistad
  9. Anastasia
  10. The Apostle
  11. As Good as It Gets
  12. The Assignment
  13. Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
  14. Batman & Robin
  15. Bean
  16. Bent
  17. Beverly Hills Ninja
  18. Boogie Nights
  19. Breakdown
  20. Buffalo Soldiers
  21. The Castle
  22. Chasing Amy
  23. City of Industry
  24. Con Air
  25. Conspiracy Theory
  26. Contact
  27. Cop Land
  28. Dante’s Peak
  29. Deconstructing Harry
  30. The Devil’s Advocate
  31. The Devil’s Own
  32. Donnie Brasco
  33. The Edge
  34. Event Horizon
  35. Eve’s Bayou
  36. Face/Off
  37. Fathers’ Day
  38. Fierce Creatures
  39. The Fifth Element
  40. Fire Down Below
  41. Flubber
  42. Fools Rush In
  43. For Richer or Poorer
  44. The Full Monty
  45. G.I. Jane
  46. The Game
  47. Gattaca
  48. George of the Jungle
  49. Gone Fishin’
  50. Good Will Hunting
  51. Grosse Pointe Blank
  52. Hercules
  53. Highball
  54. Hoodlum
  55. The Ice Storm
  56. In & Out
  57. In The Line of Fire: Blaze of Glory
  58. The Jackal
  59. Jackie Brown
  60. Joe Torre: Curveballs Along the Way
  61. Jungle 2 Jungle
  62. Kiss the Girls
  63. L.A. Confidential
  64. Leave It to Beaver
  65. Let Me Call You Sweetheart
  66. Liar Liar
  67. Life is Beautiful
  68. A Life Less Ordinary
  69. The Lost World: Jurassic Park
  70. Mad City
  71. The Man Who Knew Too Little
  72. Men in Black
  73. Metro
  74. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
  75. Mimic
  76. MouseHunt
  77. Mr. Magoo
  78. Mrs. Brown
  79. Murder at 1600
  80. My Best Friend’s Wedding
  81. Night Falls on Manhattan
  82. Nothing to Lose
  83. 187
  84. One Night Stand
  85. Orgazmo
  86. The Peacemaker
  87. Picture Perfect
  88. The Postman
  89. Princess Mononoke
  90. Private Parts
  91. Quicksilver Highway
  92. The Rainmaker
  93. Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion
  94. Rosewood
  95. The Saint
  96. Scream 2
  97. She’s So Lovely
  98. Shining, The
  99. The Spanish Prisoner
  100. Spawn
  101. Speed 2: Cruise Control
  102. Spice World
  103. Starship Troopers
  104. Steel
  105. The Sweet Hereafter
  106. Switchback
  107. Til There Was You
  108. Titanic             Encore Review                  Encore Review 2   Encore Review 3
  109. Tomorrow Never Dies
  110. Trucks
  111. Turbulence
  112. U Turn
  113. Vegas Vacation
  114. Visas and Virtue
  115. Volcano
  116. Wag the Dog
  117. Welcome to Sarajevo
  118. The Wings of the Dove



18 thoughts on “Temporal Top Ten – 1997

  1. Great choices and some surprising ones. Love #2, 4, & 5, but where is Men in Black?
    I haven’t heard good things about 3 and 7 so I’ll have to see those and make up my own mind.


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    • Completely understand that. I loved it but I always have a few major reservations about certain scenes and aspects that always bother me which slightly lowered it for me


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