Temporal Top Ten – 1997


1997
top ten

Number of movies seen from this year – 139
Number of movies reviewed – 113 (including 15 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 (George Wallace) are diverse historical dramas that have a lot more in common than one would initially presume.

Update 11 Jul 2017 – After rewatching George Wallace, I don’t believe that it is truly worthy of being among the top ten, so it has been subsequently dropped from the list completely has now been added to the list moving all subsequent entries down accordingly.  Upon re-evaluation, I have added 12 Angry Men to the #3 slot, moving everything else down one slot.

Update 31 Jan 2018 – Starship Troopers now is added to the list at #7 subsequently moving everything else down one slot

My Top Ten

amistad

Honorable Mention – Amistadrainmaker

10. The Rainmakerpostman

9. The Postmanas good as it gets

8. As Good as It Gets
7. Starship Troopers

life6. Life is Beautiful

air force one5. Air Force Onecopland4. Cop Land3. 12 Angry Men
la 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. Afterglow
  6. Air Force One   Encore Review
  7. Albino Alligator
  8. Alien: Resurrection
  9. Amistad
  10. Anaconda
  11. Anastasia
  12. The Apostle
  13. As Good as It Gets
  14. The Assignment
  15. Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
  16. Batman & Robin
  17. Bean
  18. Bent
  19. Beverly Hills Ninja
  20. The Big One
  21. Boogie Nights
  22. Breakdown
  23. Buffalo Soldiers
  24. The Castle
  25. Chasing Amy
  26. City of Industry
  27. Con Air
  28. Conspiracy Theory
  29. Contact  Encore Review
  30. Cop Land  Encore Review
  31. Critical Care
  32. Dante’s Peak
  33. Deconstructing Harry
  34. The Devil’s Advocate
  35. The Devil’s Own
  36. Don King: Only in America
  37. Donnie Brasco
  38. The Edge
  39. Event Horizon
  40. Eve’s Bayou
  41. Executive Target
  42. Face/Off   Encore Review
  43. Fathers’ Day
  44. Fever Pitch
  45. Fierce Creatures
  46. The Fifth Element
  47. Fire Down Below
  48. Flubber
  49. Fools Rush In
  50. For Richer or Poorer
  51. The Full Monty
  52. G.I. Jane
  53. The Game
  54. Gattaca
  55. George of the Jungle
  56. George Wallace
  57. Gone Fishin’
  58. Good Will Hunting
  59. Grosse Pointe Blank
  60. Hercules
  61. Highball
  62. Hoodlum
  63. The Ice Storm
  64. In & Out
  65. In The Line of Fire: Blaze of Glory
  66. Incognito
  67. The Island on Bird Street
  68. The Jackal
  69. Jack Frost
  70. Jackie Brown
  71. Joe Torre: Curveballs Along the Way
  72. Jungle 2 Jungle
  73. Kiss the Girls
  74. L.A. Confidential    Encore Review
  75. Leave It to Beaver
  76. Let Me Call You Sweetheart
  77. Lewis & Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery
  78. Liar Liar
  79. Life is Beautiful
  80. A Life Less Ordinary
  81. The Lost World: Jurassic Park
  82. Mad City
  83. The Man Who Knew Too Little
  84. Men in Black
  85. Metro
  86. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
  87. Mimic
  88. MouseHunt
  89. Mr. Magoo
  90. Mrs. Brown
  91. Murder at 1600
  92. My Best Friend’s Wedding
  93. Myth of Fingerprints, The
  94. Night Falls on Manhattan
  95. Nothing to Lose
  96. One Eight Seven
  97. One Night Stand
  98. The Opposite of Sex
  99. Orgazmo
  100. The Peacemaker
  101. Perfect Blue
  102. Picture Perfect
  103. The Postman
  104. Princess Mononoke
  105. Private Parts
  106. Quicksilver Highway
  107. The Rainmaker  Encore Review
  108. Red Corner
  109. Rommel: The Last Knight
  110. Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion
  111. Rosewood
  112. The Saint
  113. Scream 2
  114. Seven Years in Tibet
  115. She’s So Lovely
  116. Shining, The
  117. The Spanish Prisoner
  118. Spawn
  119. Speed 2: Cruise Control
  120. Spice World
  121. Starship Troopers
  122. Steel
  123. The Sweet Hereafter
  124. Switchback
  125. Thurgood Marshall: Justice For All
  126. Til There Was You
  127. Titanic      Encore Review  Encore Review 2   Encore Review 3  4   5   6  7 8 9
  128. Tomorrow Never Dies
  129. Trial and Error
  130. Trucks
  131. Turbulence
  132. U Turn
  133. Ulee’s Gold
  134. Vegas Vacation
  135. Visas and Virtue
  136. Volcano
  137. Wag the Dog
  138. Welcome to Sarajevo
  139. 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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