1997 in film

Highest-grossing films

The top ten films released in 1997 by worldwide gross are as follows:

Highest-grossing films of 1997[1]
RankTitleDistributorWorldwide gross
1. Titanic Paramount / 20th Century Fox $1,843,201,268[nb 1][2]
2. The Lost World: Jurassic Park Universal $618,638,999
3. Men in Black Sony $589,390,539
4. Tomorrow Never Dies MGM $333,011,068
5. Air Force One Sony $315,156,409
6. As Good as It Gets $314,178,011
7. Liar Liar Universal $302,710,615
8. My Best Friend's Wedding Sony $299,288,605
9. The Fifth Element $263,920,180
10. The Full Monty 20th Century Fox $257,938,649
  1. Excluding the gross from subsequent re-releases.

Events

Academy Awards

Golden Globe Awards

Palme d'Or (Cannes Film Festival):

Taste of Cherry (طعم گيلاس, Ta'm-e gilass), directed by Abbas Kiarostami, Iran / France
The Eel (うなぎ, Unagi), directed by Shohei Imamura, Japan

Golden Lion (Venice Film Festival):

Hana-bi (Fireworks), directed by Takeshi Kitano, Japan

Golden Bear (Berlin Film Festival):

The People vs. Larry Flynt, directed by Miloš Forman, Canada / United States

Award ceremonies

Awards

Category/Organization55th Golden Globe Awards
January 18, 1998
3rd Critics' Choice Awards
January 20, 1998
Producers, Directors, Screen Actors, and Writers Guild Awards70th Academy Awards
March 23, 1998
51st BAFTA Awards
April 18, 1998
DramaMusical or Comedy
Best FilmTitanicAs Good as It GetsL.A. ConfidentialTitanicThe Full Monty
Best DirectorJames Cameron
Titanic
Baz Luhrmann
Romeo + Juliet
Best ActorPeter Fonda
Ulee's Gold
Jack Nicholson
As Good as It Gets
Robert Carlyle
The Full Monty
Best ActressJudi Dench
Mrs Brown
Helen Hunt
As Good as It Gets
Helena Bonham Carter
The Wings of the Dove
Helen Hunt
As Good as It Gets
Judi Dench
Mrs Brown
Best Supporting ActorBurt Reynolds
Boogie Nights
Anthony Hopkins
Amistad
Robin Williams
Good Will Hunting
Tom Wilkinson
The Full Monty
Best Supporting ActressKim Basinger
L.A. Confidential
Joan Cusack
In & Out
Kim Basinger
L.A. Confidential
Gloria Stuart
Titanic
Kim Basinger
L.A. Confidential
Sigourney Weaver
The Ice Storm
Best Screenplay, AdaptedGood Will Hunting
Ben Affleck and Matt Damon
L.A. Confidential
Brian Helgeland and Curtis Hanson
Romeo + Juliet
Baz Luhrmann and Craig Pearce
Best Screenplay, OriginalGood Will Hunting
Ben Affleck and Matt Damon
Mark Andrus and James L. Brooks
As Good As It Gets
Good Will Hunting
Ben Affleck and Matt Damon
Nil by Mouth
Gary Oldman
Best Original ScoreTitanic
James Horner
N/AN/ATitanic
James Horner
Romeo + Juliet
Nellee Hooper
Best Original Song"My Heart Will Go On"
Titanic
N/AN/A"My Heart Will Go On"
Titanic
N/A
Best Foreign Language FilmMy Life in PinkShall We Dance?N/ACharacterRidicule

1997 wide-release movies

January–March

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10 Jackie Chan's First StrikeGolden HarvestStanley Tong (director); Greg Mellott, Elliot Tong, Stanley Tong, Nick Tramontane (screenplay); Jackie ChanMartial Arts, ComedyLive action
The RelicParamount PicturesPeter Hyams (director); Amy Holden Jones, John Raffo, Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver (screenplay); Penelope Ann Miller, Tom Sizemore, Linda Hunt, James WhitmoreSci-Fi, HorrorLive action
TurbulenceMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer / Rysher EntertainmentRobert Butler (director); Jonathan Brett (screenplay); Ray Liotta, Lauren Holly, Héctor Elizondo, Rachel Ticotin, Catherine Hicks, Brendan GleesonAction, ThrillerLive action
17 Beverly Hills NinjaTriStar PicturesDennis Dugan (director); Mark Feldberg, Mitch Klebanoff (screenplay); Chris Farley, Nicollette Sheridan, Nathaniel Parker, Soon-Tek Oh, with Chris Rock, Robin ShouAction, ComedyLive action
MetroTouchstone Pictures / Caravan Pictures / Roger Birmbaum ProductionsThomas Carter (director); Randy Feldman (screenplay); Eddie Murphy, Michael Wincott, Donal Logue, Michael Rapaport, Carmen Ejogo, Denis ArndtActionLive action
24 Fierce CreaturesUniversal PicturesFred Schepisi, Robert Young (director); John Cleese (screenplay); John Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, Michael Palin, Robert Lindsay, Ronnie Corbett, Derek Griffiths, Maria AitkenComedyLive action
In Love and WarNew Line CinemaRichard Attenborough (director); Allan Scott, Dimitri Villard, Clancy Sigal, Anna Hamilton Phelan (screenplay); Sandra Bullock, Chris O'Donnell, Mackenzie Astin, Margot Steinberg, Alan Bennett, Ingrid Lacey, Emilio Bonucci, Terence Sash, Carlo Croccolo, Vincenzo Nicoli, Tara Hugo, Gigi Vivan, Giuseppe Bonato, Allegra Di Carpegna, Diane Witter, Mindy Lee Raskin, Tracy Hostmyer, Tim McDonellRomantic, DramaLive action
PrefontaineHollywood PicturesSteve James (director/screenplay); Eugene Corr (screenplay); Jared Leto, Ed O'Neill, R. Lee Ermey, Amy Locane, Breckin Meyer, Lindsay Crouse, Brian McGovern, Kurtwood Smith, Laurel HollomanBiographyLive action
Zeus and RoxanneMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer / Rysher EntertainmentGeorge T. Miller (director); Tom Benedek (screenplay); Steve Guttenberg, Kathleen Quinlan, Miko Hughes, Arnold VoslooFamilyLive action
31 Meet Wally SparksLargo Entertainment / JVC / Trimark PicturesPeter Baldwin (director); Harry Basil, Rodney Dangerfield (screenplay); Rodney Dangerfield, Debi Mazar, Michael Weatherly, Cindy Williams, Alan Rachins, Burt Reynolds, David Ogden StiersComedyLive action
Shadow ConspiracyHollywood Pictures / Cinergi PicturesGeorge P. Cosmatos (director); Charlie Sheen, Donald Sutherland, Linda Hamilton, Stephen Lang, Ben Gazzara, Sam WaterstonAction, ThrillerLive action
Star Wars (Special Edition)20th Century Fox / LucasfilmGeorge Lucas (director/screenplay); Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Alec Guinness, David Prowse, James Earl Jones, Peter Cushing, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, Peter MayhewSci-Fi, FantasyLive action
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7 The Beautician and the BeastParamount PicturesKen Kwapis (director); Todd Graff (screenplay); Fran Drescher, Timothy Dalton, Ian McNeice, Patrick Malahide, Lisa Jakub, Michael Lerner, Adam LaVorgna, Phyllis Newman, Heather DeLoach, Tamara Mello, Daniel R. Escobar, Billy Brown, Vincent Schiavelli, Marianne Muellerleile, Edmund Cambridge, Todd Graff, Michael Horton, Stephen MarcusRomance, ComedyLive action
Dante's PeakUniversal PicturesRoger Donaldson (director); Leslie Bohem (screenplay); Pierce Brosnan, Linda Hamilton, Charles Hallahan, Elizabeth Hoffman, Jamie Renée Smith, Jeremy Foley, Grant HeslovAction, Adventure ThrillerLive action
The PestTriStar Pictures / The Bubble FactoryPaul Miller (director); David Bar Katz (screenplay); John Leguizamo, Jeffrey Jones, Edoardo Ballerini, Freddy Rodriguez, Tammy Townsend, Aries Spears, Charles Hallahan, Tom McCleister, Joe Morton, Ivonne Coll, Pat SkipperComedyLive action
SubUrbiaSony Pictures Classics / Castle Rock EntertainmentRichard Linklater (director); Jayce Bartok, Amie Carey, Nicky Katt, Ajay Naidu, Parker Posey, Giovanni Ribisi, Samia Shoaib, Dina Spybey, Steve ZahnDrama, ComedyLive action
14 Absolute PowerColumbia Pictures / Castle Rock EntertainmentClint Eastwood (director); Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Ed Harris, Laura Linney, Judy Davis, Scott Glenn, E. G. Marshall, Dennis HaysbertThrillerLive action
Fools Rush InColumbia PicturesAndy Tennant (director); Katherine Reback, Joan Taylor (screenplay); Matthew Perry, Salma Hayek, Siobhan Fallon HoganRomance, ComedyLive action
TouchUnited ArtistsPaul Schrader (director); Bridget Fonda, Christopher Walken, Skeet Ulrich, Tom Arnold, Gina Gershon, Lolita Davidovich, Paul MazurskyRomance, ComedyLive action
Vegas VacationWarner Bros. Pictures / Jerry Weintraub ProductionsStephen Kessler (director); Elisa Bell (screenplay); Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Ethan Embry, Marisol Nichols, Randy QuaidComedyLive action
21 The Empire Strikes Back (Special Edition)20th Century Fox / LucasfilmIrvin Kershner (director); Leigh Brackett, Lawrence Kasdan (screenplay); Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, David Prowse, James Earl Jones, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, Peter Mayhew, Frank OzSci-Fi, FantasyLive action
RosewoodWarner Bros. Pictures / Peters EntertainmentJohn Singleton (director); Gregory Poirier (screenplay); Jon Voight, Ving Rhames, Don Cheadle, Bruce McGill, Loren Dean, Esther Rolle, Elise Neal, Michael RookerDramaLive action
26 Booty CallColumbia PicturesJeff Pollack (director); Takashi Bufford (screenplay); Jamie Foxx, Tommy Davidson, Vivica A. Fox, Tamala Jones, Art MalikComedyLive action
28 Donnie BrascoTriStar Pictures / Mandalay EntertainmentMike Newell (director); Paul Attanasio (screenplay); Al Pacino, Johnny Depp, Michael Madsen, Bruno Kirby, James Russo, Željko Ivanek, Anne HecheCrime, DramaLive action
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7 Jungle 2 JungleWalt Disney Pictures / TF1 InternationalJohn Pasquin (director); Bruce A. Evans, Raynold Gideon (screenplay); Tim Allen, Martin Short, Sam Huntington, Lolita Davidovich, David Ogden Stiers, JoBeth WilliamsComedy, FamilyLive action
Private PartsParamount Pictures / Rysher Entertainment / Northern Lights EntertainmentBetty Thomas (director); Len Blum, Michael Kalesniko (screenplay); Howard Stern, Robin Quivers, Mary McCormack, Fred Norris, Paul Giamatti, Carol Alt, Allison Janney, Michael Murphy, Jenna JamesonBiography, ComedyLive action
14 City of IndustryOrion Pictures / Largo EntertainmentJohn Irvin (director); Harvey Keitel, Stephen Dorff, Timothy Hutton, Famke Janssen, Wade DominguezCrime, ThrillerLive action
Love JonesNew Line CinemaTheodore Witcher (director/screenplay); Larenz Tate, Nia Long, Bill Bellamy, Isaiah Washington, Lisa Nicole CarsonRomance, DramaLive action
Return of the Jedi (Special Edition)20th Century Fox / LucasfilmRichard Marquand (director); Lawrence Kasdan, George Lucas (screenplay); Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels, David Prowse, James Earl Jones, Ian McDiarmid, Kenny Baker, Peter Mayhew, Frank OzSci-Fi, FantasyLive action
21 Liar LiarUniversal Pictures / Imagine EntertainmentTom Shadyac (director); Paul Guay, Stephen Mazur (screenplay); Jim Carrey, Maura Tierney, Jennifer Tilly, Swoosie Kurtz, Amanda Donohoe, Jason Bernard, Mitchell Ryan, Anne Haney, Justin Cooper, Cary ElwesComedyLive action
SelenaWarner Bros. PicturesGregory Nava (director/screenplay); Jennifer Lopez, Edward James Olmos, Constance Marie, Jon Seda, Lupe OntiverosBiography, DramaLive action
26 Cats Don't DanceWarner Bros. PicturesMark Dindal (director); Roberts Gannaway, Cliff Ruby, Elana Lesser (screenplay); Scott Bakula, Jasmine Guy, Ashley Peldon, John Rhys-Davies, Kathy Najimy, Don KnottsComedy, Musical, FamilyAnimation
The Devil's OwnColumbia PicturesAlan J. Pakula (director); David Aaron Cohen, Vincent Patrick, Kevin Jarre (screenplay); Harrison Ford, Brad Pitt, Margaret Colin, Rubén Blades, Treat Williams, George HearnAction, ThrillerLive action
28 The 6th ManTouchstone Pictures / Mandeville FilmsRandall Miller (director); Christopher Reed, Cynthia Carle (screenplay); Marlon Wayans, Kadeem Hardison, Michael MicheleSports, ComedyLive action
B*A*P*SNew Line CinemaRobert Townsend (director); Troy Beyer (screenplay); Halle Berry, Martin LandauComedyLive action
Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie20th Century Fox / Saban EntertainmentShuki Levy (director/screenplay), David Winning (director); Shuki Levy, Shell Danielson (screenplay); Johnny Yong Bosch, Nakia Burrise, Steve Cardenas, Jason David Frank, Austin St. John, Catherine Sutherland, Jason Narvy, Paul Schrier, Hilary Shepard, Amy Jo Johnson, Blake FosterAction, Adventure, FamilyLive action

April–June

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4 Anna KareninaWarner Bros. Pictures / Icon ProductionsBernard Rose (director); Sophie Marceau, Sean Bean, Alfred Molina, Mia Kirshner, James FoxRomance, DramaLive action
Chasing AmyMiramax FilmsKevin Smith (director/screenplay); Ben Affleck, Joey Lauren Adams, Jason Lee, Dwight Ewell, Jason Mewes, Kevin SmithRomance, ComedyLive action
Double TeamColumbia PicturesTsui Hark (director); Don Jakoby, Paul Mones (screenplay); Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dennis Rodman, Paul Freeman, Mickey RourkeActionLive action
Inventing the AbbottsFox 2000 Pictures / Imagine EntertainmentPat O'Connor (director); Joaquin Phoenix, Liv Tyler, Jennifer Connelly, Billy Crudup, Joanna GoingDramaLive action
The SaintParamount Pictures / Rysher EntertainmentPhillip Noyce (director); Jonathan Hensleigh, Wesley Strick (screenplay); Val Kilmer, Elisabeth Shue, Rade ŠerbedžijaThrillerLive action
That Old FeelingUniversal Pictures / The Bubble FactoryCarl Reiner (director); Leslie Dixon (screenplay); Bette Midler, Dennis Farina, Paula Marshall, Gail O'Grady, David Rasche, James Denton, Danny NucciRomance, ComedyLive action
11 AnacondaColumbia PicturesLuis Llosa (director); Hans Bauer, Jim Cash, Jack Epps, Jr. (screenplay); Jennifer Lopez, Ice Cube, Jon Voight, Eric Stoltz, Owen Wilson, Kari Wührer, Jonathan HydeAction, Adventure, HorrorLive action
Grosse Pointe BlankHollywood Pictures / Caravan PicturesGeorge Armitage (director); Tom Jankiewicz, D. V. DeVincentis, Steve Pink, John Cusack (screenplay); John Cusack, Minnie Driver, Alan Arkin, Dan AykroydComedyLive action
18 8 Heads in a Duffel BagOrion PicturesTom Schulman (director/screenplay); Joe Pesci, Andy Comeau, Kristy Swanson, George Hamilton, Dyan Cannon, David Spade, Todd LouisoComedyLive action
McHale's NavyUniversal Pictures / The Bubble FactoryBryan Spicer (director); Peter Crabbe, Andy Rose (screenplay); Tom Arnold, Dean Stockwell, David Alan Grier, Debra Messing, Tim Curry, Bruce Campbell, Danton Stone, French Stewart, Brian Haley, Tommy Chong, Henry Cho, Honorato Magaloni, Guillermo Ríos, Anthony Jesse Cruz, Ernest BorgnineComedyLive action
Murder at 1600Warner Bros. Pictures / Regency EnterprisesDwight H. Little (director); Wayne Beach, David Hodgin (screenplay); Wesley Snipes, Diane Lane, Dennis Miller, Daniel Benzali, Alan AldaThrillerLive action
25 Romy and Michele's High School ReunionTouchstone PicturesDavid Mirkin (director); Robin Schiff (screenplay); Mira Sorvino, Lisa Kudrow, Janeane Garofalo, Camryn Manheim, Alan CummingComedyLive action
VolcanoFox 2000 PicturesMick Jackson (director); Jerome Armstrong, Billy Ray (screenplay); Tommy Lee Jones, Anne Heche, Gaby Hoffmann, Don Cheadle, Jacqueline Kim, Keith DavidAction, ThrillerLive action
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2 Austin Powers: International Man of MysteryNew Line Cinema / Moving PicturesJay Roach (director); Mike Myers (screenplay); Mike Myers, Elizabeth Hurley, Michael York, Mimi Rogers, Robert Wagner, Seth Green, Mindy Sterling, Will Ferrell, Fabiana Udenio, Joe Son, Paul Dillon, Elya Baskin, Clint Howard, Carrie Fisher, Larry Thomas, Burt Bacharach, Michael McDonald, Cindy MargolisAction, ComedyLive action
BreakdownParamount PicturesJonathan Mostow (director/screenplay); Sam Montgomery (screenplay); Kurt Russell, J. T. Walsh, Kathleen Quinlan, M. C. GaineyThrillerLive action
CommandmentsGramercy Pictures / Northern Lights EntertainmentDaniel Taplitz (director); Aidan Quinn, Courteney Cox, Anthony LaPagliaRomantic, DramaLive Action
Warriors of VirtueMetro-Goldwyn-MayerRonny Yu (director); Michael Vickerman, Hugh Kelley (screenplay); Angus Macfadyen, Mario Yedidia, Marley Shelton, Chao-Li Chi, Doug JonesFantasyLive action
9 Fathers' DayWarner Bros. Pictures / Silver PicturesIvan Reitman (director); Robin Williams, Billy Crystal, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Nastassja KinskiComedyLive action
The Fifth ElementColumbia PicturesLuc Besson (director/screenplay); Robert Mark Kamen (screenplay); Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman, Milla Jovovich, Ian Holm, Chris Tucker, Luke PerrySci-Fi, ActionLive action
NowhereFine Line FeaturesGregg Araki (director/screenplay)Black Comedy, DramaLive action
Twin TownGramercy Pictures / PolyGram Filmed EntertainmentKevin Allen (director)Dark Comedy, Crime, DramaLive action
UnderworldTrimark PicturesRoger Christian (director); Denis Leary, Joe Mantegna, Annabella SciorraAction, ComedyLive action
16 Night Falls on ManhattanParamount PicturesSidney Lumet (director); Sidney Lumet (screenplay); Andy García, Ian Holm, James Gandolfini, Lena Olin, Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Leibman, Dominic ChianeseCrime, DramaLive action
23 Addicted to LoveWarner Bros. PicturesGriffin Dunne (director); Meg Ryan, Matthew Broderick, Kelly Preston, Tcheky KaryoRomance, ComedyLive action
The Lost World: Jurassic ParkUniversal Pictures / Amblin EntertainmentSteven Spielberg (director); David Koepp (screenplay); Jeff Goldblum, Julianne Moore, Pete Postlethwaite, Arliss Howard, Vince Vaughn, Vanessa Lee ChesterSci-Fi, AdventureLive action
30 Gone Fishin'Hollywood Pictures / Caravan PicturesChristopher Cain (director); J. J. Abrams, Jill Mazursky (screenplay); Joe Pesci, Danny Glover, Rosanna Arquette, Lynn WhitfieldComedyLive action
'Til There Was YouParamount Pictures / Lakeshore EntertainmentScott Winant (director); Jeanne Tripplehorn, Dylan McDermott, Sarah Jessica Parker, Jennifer AnistonRomance, ComedyLive action
Trial and ErrorNew Line CinemaJonathan Lynn (director); Michael Richards, Jeff Daniels, Charlize TheronComedyLive action
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6 BuddyColumbia Pictures / Jim Henson Pictures / American ZoetropeCaroline Thompson (director); Rene Russo, Robbie Coltrane, Alan Cumming, Paul Reubens, Dane Cook, Peter Elliott, Jerry Nelson, Steve Whitmire, Frank Oz, Dave Goelz, Michelan Sisti, Leif Tilden, Mak Wilson, Frank WelkerDrama, FamilyLive action
Con AirTouchstone Pictures / Jerry Bruckheimer FilmsSimon West (director); Scott Rosenberg (screenplay); Nicolas Cage, John Cusack, John Malkovich, Steve Buscemi, Ving Rhames, Colm Meaney, Danny Trejo, M.C. Gainey, Nick Chinlund, Dave Chappelle, Mykelti Williamson, Jesse Borrego, Rachel Ticotin, Steve Eastin, Angela Featherstone, Monica Potter, Landry Allbright, Renoly SantiagoAction, ThrillerLive action
13 Speed 2: Cruise Control20th Century FoxJan de Bont (director); Randall McCormick, Jeff Nathanson (screenplay); Sandra Bullock, Jason Patric, Willem Dafoe, Glenn Plummer, Temuera Morrison, Brian McCardie, Jeremy Hotz, Bo Svenson, Royale Watkins, Tamia, Kimmy Robertson, Christine Firkins, Lois Chiles, Francis Guinan, Michael G. Hagerty, Colleen Camp, Tim ConwayActionLive action
Temptress MoonMiramax FilmsChen Kaige (director/screenplay); Wang Anyi (screenplay); Leslie Cheung, Gong Li, Kevin Lin, He Saifei, David Wu, Zhou Ye Mang, Patrick Tse, Zhou Jie, Zhou Xun, Chang Shi, Lin Lian Kun, Ko Hsiang-ting, Ren Lei, Ying Wang, Lin GeChineseLive action
Ulee's GoldOrion PicturesVictor Nuñez (director); Victor Nuñez (screenplay); Peter Fonda, Patricia Richardson, Tom Wood, Christine Dunford, Jessica Biel, Vanessa Zima, Steven Flynn, Dewey Weber, J. Kenneth Campbell, Traber Burns, Ryan MarshallDramaLive action
Wedding Bell BluesBMG IndependentsDana Lustig (director/screenplay); Annette Goliti Gutierrez (screenplay); Illeana Douglas, Paulina Porizkova, Julie Warner, John Corbett, Jonathan Penner, Charles Martin Smith, Richard Edson, Carla Gugino, Debbie ReynoldsRomantic, ComedyLive action
18 For RoseannaFine Line FeaturesPaul Weiland (director); Saul Turteltaub (screenplay); Jean Reno, Mercedes Ruehl, Polly Walker, Mark Frankel, Trevor Peacock, Fay Ripley, George RossiRomantic, ComedyLive action
20 Batman & RobinWarner Bros. PicturesJoel Schumacher (director); Akiva Goldsman (screenplay); Arnold Schwarzenegger, George Clooney, Chris O'Donnell, Uma Thurman, Alicia Silverstone, Michael Gough, Pat Hingle, John Glover, Elle Macpherson, Vivica A. Fox, Vendela Kirsebom, Elizabeth Sanders, Robert Swenson, Michael Paul Chan, Kimberly Scott, Coolio, Eric LloydAction, ComedyLive action
My Best Friend's WeddingTriStar Pictures / Zucker Brothers ProductionsP. J. Hogan (director); Ronald Bass (screenplay); Julia Roberts, Dermot Mulroney, Cameron Diaz, Rupert Everett, Philip Bosco, M. Emmet Walsh, Rachel Griffiths, Carrie Preston, Susan Sullivan, Christopher Masterson, Paul GiamattiComedyLive action
The Last Time I Committed SuicideTapestry Films / The Kushner-Locke CompanyStephen T. Kay (director/screenplay); Thomas Jane, Keanu Reeves, Adrien Brody, John Doe, Claire Forlani, Jim Haynie, Marg Helgenberger, Lucinda Jenney, Gretchen MolDramaLive action
27 Face/OffParamount Pictures / Touchstone PicturesJohn Woo (director); Mike Werb, Michael Colleary (screenplay); John Travolta, Nicolas Cage, Joan Allen, Alessandro Nivola, Gina Gershon, Harve Presnell, Dominique SwainActionLive action
HerculesWalt Disney PicturesRon Clements, John Musker (directors/screenplay); Barry Johnson (screenplay); Tate Donovan, Danny DeVito, James Woods, Susan Egan, Rip Torn, Bobcat GoldthwaitFantasy, Comedy, Musical, FamilyAnimation

July–September

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2 Men in BlackColumbia Pictures / Amblin EntertainmentBarry Sonnenfeld (director); Ed Solomon (screenplay); Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith, Linda Fiorentino, Vincent D'Onofrio, Rip Torn, Tony Shalhoub, Siobhan Fallon Hogan, Mike Nussbaum, Jon Gries, Sergio Calderon, John Alexander, Patrick Breen, Becky Ann Baker, Carel Struycken, Fredric Lehne, Kent Faulcon, Richard Hamilton, David Cross, Sean WhalenAction, Sci-Fi, ComedyLive action
Out to Sea20th Century FoxMartha Coolidge (director); Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Dyan Cannon, Brent Spiner, Gloria DeHaven, Elaine Stritch, Estelle Harris, Hal Linden, Donald O'Connor, Edward Mulhare, Rue McClanahanComedyLive action
Wild AmericaWarner Bros. Pictures / Morgan Creek ProductionsWilliam Dear (director); David Michael Wieger (screenplay); Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Devon Sawa, Scott Bairstow, Frances Fisher, Jamey Sheridan, Tracey Walter, Zack WardAdventure, FamilyLive action
9 4 Little GirlsHBOSpike Lee (director)DocumentaryLive action
11 ContactWarner Bros. PicturesRobert Zemeckis (director); James V. Hart, Michael Goldenberg (screenplay); Jodie Foster, Matthew McConaughey, James Woods, Tom Skerritt, William Fichtner, John Hurt, Angela Bassett, David Morse, Jena Malone, Jake Busey, Rob Lowe, Geoffrey Blake, Max Martini, Steven FordSci-FiLive action
This World, Then the FireworksOrion Pictures / Largo EntertainmentMichael Oblowitz (director); Larry Gross (screenplay); Billy Zane, Gina Gershon, Sheryl Lee, Rue McClanahan, Seymour Cassel, Will Patton, Richard EdsonCrime, DramaLive action
A Simple WishUniversal Pictures / The Bubble FactoryMichael Ritchie (director); Martin Short, Mara Wilson, Kathleen Turner, Robert Pastorelli, Francis Capra, Amanda Plummer, Ruby Dee, Teri GarrFantasy, Comedy, FamilyLive action
16 George of the JungleWalt Disney Pictures / Mandeville FilmsSam Weisman (director); Dana Olsen, Audrey Wells (screenplay); Brendan Fraser, Leslie Mann, Thomas Haden Church, Holland Taylor, John Bennett Perry, Richard Roundtree, Greg Cruttwell, Abraham Benrubi, John Cleese, Keith Scott, Frank WelkerComedy, FamilyLive action
18 Mrs. BrownMiramax FilmsJohn Madden (director); Jeremy Brock (screenplay); Judi Dench, Billy Connolly, Geoffrey Palmer, Antony Sher, Gerard Butler, David Westhead, Richard Pasco, Bridget McConnell, Georgie Glen, Catherine O'DonnellDramaLive action
Nothing to LoseTouchstone PicturesSteve Oedekerk (director/screenplay); Martin Lawrence, Tim Robbins, John C. McGinley, Giancarlo Esposito, Michael McKean, Kelly Preston, Susan Barnes, Rebecca Gayheart, Samaria Graham, Marcus T. Paulk, Penny Bae Bridges, Irma P. Hall, Caroline Keenan, Patrick Cranshaw, Steve Oedekerk, Dan Martin, Jim Meskimen, Blake ClarkComedyLive action
The Swan Princess: Escape from Castle MountainNest Family Entertainment / Crest Animation ProductionsRichard Rich (director); Michelle Nicastro, Douglas SillsMusical, Fantasy, FamilyAnimation
25 Air Force OneColumbia Pictures / Beacon PicturesWolfgang Petersen (director); Andrew W. Marlowe (screenplay); Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, Glenn Close, Wendy Crewson, Paul Guilfoyle, William H. Macy, Liesel Matthews, Dean Stockwell, Elya Baskin, Andrew Divoff, David Vadim, Levan Uchaneishvili, Ilia Volok, Xander Berkeley, Alan Woolf, Tom Everett, Jurgen Prochnow, Donna Bullock, Michael Ray Miller, Carl Weintraub, Spencer Garrett, Bill Smitrovich, Glenn Morshower, David Gianopoulos, Dan Shor, Philip Baker Hall, Richard Doyle, Willard Pugh, Don R. McManus, J.A. PrestonAction, ThrillerLive action
Box of MoonlightLargo Entertainment / Lakeshore EntertainmentTom DiCillo (director/screenplay); John Turturro, Sam Rockwell, Catherine Keener, Lisa Blount, Annie Corley, Dermot Mulroney, Rica Martens, Alexander Goodwin, Stuart Greer, Sam GleasonComedy, DramaLive action
Good BurgerParamount Pictures / Nickelodeon MoviesBrian Robbins (director); Kenan Thompson, Kel Mitchell, Abe Vigoda, Jan Schweiterman, Dan Schneider, Shar Jackson, Sinbad, Ron Lester, Lori Beth Denberg, Josh Server, Ginny Schreiber, Linda Cardellini, Shaquille O'Neal, George Clinton, Robert Wuhl, Carmen Electra, Marques Houston, J. August RichardsComedy, FamilyLive action
30 One Eight SevenWarner Bros. Pictures / Icon ProductionsKevin Reynolds (director); Scott Yagemann (screenplay); Samuel L. Jackson, John Heard, Kelly Rowan, Clifton Collins, Jr., Tony Plana, Karina Arroyave, Demetrius Navarro, Lobo Sebastian, Jack Kehler, Jonah Rooney, Method Man, Kathryn Leigh ScottCrime, DramaLive action
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In the Company of MenSony Pictures ClassicsNeil LaBute (director/screenplay); Aaron Eckhart, Stacy Edwards, Matt MalloyBlack ComedyLive action
Picture Perfect20th Century FoxGlenn Gordon Caron (director); Jennifer Aniston, Jay Mohr, Kevin Bacon, Olympia Dukakis, Illeana DouglasRomance, ComedyLive action
SpawnNew Line Cinema / Pull Your Pants Down PicturesMark A.Z. Dippé (director); Alan B. McElroy (screenplay); John Leguizamo, Michael Jai White, Martin Sheen, Theresa Randle, Nicol Williamson, D. B. SweeneyActionLive action
8 Conspiracy TheoryWarner Bros. Pictures / Silver PicturesRichard Donner (director); Mel Gibson, Julia Roberts, Patrick Stewart, Cylk Cozart, Steve Kahan, Terry Alexander, Pete Koch, Dean Winters, Alex McArthur, Kenneth Tigar, Sean Patrick ThomasActionLive action
Free Willy 3: The RescueWarner Bros. Pictures / Regency EnterprisesSam Pillsbury (director); John Mattson (screenplay); Jason James Richter, August Schellenberg, Annie Corley, Vincent Berry, Patrick KilpatrickAdventure, FamilyLive action
13 The Full MontyFox Searchlight PicturesPeter Cattaneo (director); Simon Beaufoy (screenplay); Robert Carlyle, Mark Addy, William Snape, Steve Huison, Tom Wilkinson, Paul Barber, Hugo SpeerComedy, DramaLive action
15 Cop LandMiramax FilmsJames Mangold (director/screenplay); Sylvester Stallone, Harvey Keitel, Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Michael Rapaport, Robert Patrick, Peter Berg, Annabella Sciorra, Janeane Garofalo, Cathy MoriartyCrime, DramaLive action
Event HorizonParamount PicturesPaul W. S. Anderson (director); Philip Eisner (screenplay); Laurence Fishburne, Sam Neill, Kathleen Quinlan, Joely Richardson, Richard T. Jones, Jack Noseworthy, Jason Isaacs, Sean PertweeSci-Fi, Horror, FantasyLive action
SteelWarner Bros. PicturesKenneth Johnson (director/screenplay); Shaquille O'Neal, Annabeth Gish, Judd Nelson, Richard Roundtree, Ray JActionLive action
22 G.I. JaneHollywood Pictures / Caravan Pictures / Roger Birnbaum ProductionsRidley Scott (director); David Twohy, Danielle Alexandra (screenplay); Demi Moore, Viggo Mortensen, Anne BancroftActionLive action
Leave It to BeaverUniversal PicturesAndy Cadiff (director); Brian Levant, Lon Diamond (screenplay); Christopher McDonald, Janine Turner, Cameron Finley, Erik von Detten, Erika Christensen, Adam ZolotinComedy, FamilyLive action
MastermindsColumbia PicturesRoger Christian (director); Floyd Byars (screenplay); Patrick Stewart, Vincent Kartheiser, Brenda Fricker, Bradley Whitford, Matt Craven, Annabelle Gurwitch, Jon Abrahams, Katie StuartAction, ComedyLive action
MimicDimension Films / Miramax FilmsGuillermo del Toro (director/screenplay); Matthew Robbins (screenplay); Mira Sorvino, Jeremy Northam, Josh Brolin, Charles S. Dutton, Giancarlo Giannini, F. Murray AbrahamSci-Fi, HorrorLive action
Money TalksNew Line CinemaBrett Ratner (director); Joel Cohen, Alec Sokolow (screenplay); Chris Tucker, Charlie Sheen, Heather Locklear, Paul SorvinoComedyLive action
A Smile Like YoursParamount Pictures / Rysher EntertainmentKeith Samples (director); Greg Kinnear, Lauren Holly, John Cusack, Jay Thomas, Jill Hennessy, Sheridan Samples, Christopher McDonaldRomantic, ComedyLive action
27 HoodlumMetro-Goldwyn-MayerBill Duke (director); Chris Brancato (screenplay); Laurence Fishburne, Tim Roth, Vanessa Williams, Andy GarcíaDrama, PeriodLive action
29 Excess BaggageColumbia PicturesMarco Brambilla (director); Max D. Adams, Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais (screenplay); Alicia Silverstone, Benicio del Toro, Christopher WalkenCrime, ComedyLive action
Kull the ConquerorUniversal PicturesJohn Nicolella (director); Charles Edward Pogue (screenplay); Kevin Sorbo, Tia Carrere, Thomas Ian Griffith, Litefoot, Roy Brocksmith, Harvey Fierstein, Karina LombardFantasy, Action, AdventureLive action
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5 Fire Down BelowWarner Bros. PicturesFélix Enríquez Alcalá (director); Jeb Stuart, Phillip Morton (screenplay); Steven Seagal, Marg Helgenberger, Harry Dean Stanton, Stephen Lang, Brad Hunt, Levon Helm, Kris KristoffersonAction, ThrillerLive action
12 The End of ViolenceMetro-Goldwyn-MayerWim Wenders (director); Bill Pullman, Andie MacDowell, Gabriel Byrne, Traci Lind, Rosalind ChaoDrama, CrimeLive action
The GamePolyGram Filmed EntertainmentDavid Fincher (director); John Brancato, Michael Ferris (screenplay); Michael Douglas, Sean Penn, Deborah Kara Unger, James Rebhorn, Carroll BakerThrillerLive action
19 L.A. ConfidentialWarner Bros. Pictures / Regency EnterprisesCurtis Hanson (director/screenplay); Brian Helgeland (screenplay); Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, Kim Basinger, Danny DeVito, James Cromwell, Simon BakerDramaLive action
In & OutParamount PicturesFrank Oz (director); Kevin Kline, Joan Cusack, Matt Dillon, Debbie Reynolds, Wilford Brimley, Bob Newhart, Tom SelleckComedyLive action
A Thousand AcresTouchstone Pictures / Beacon Pictures / PolyGram / Propaganda FilmsJocelyn Moorhouse (director); Michelle Pfeiffer, Jessica Lange, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jason Robards, Keith Carradine, Colin Firth, Kevin Anderson, Pat HingleDramaLive action
WishmasterLive EntertainmentRobert Kurtzman (director); Peter Atkins (screenplay); Tammy Lauren, Andrew Divoff, Chris Lemmon, Wendy Benson, Tony Crane, Jenny O'Hara, Kane Hodder, Tony ToddHorrorLive action
26 The Edge20th Century FoxLee Tamahori (director); David Mamet (screenplay); Anthony Hopkins, Alec Baldwin, Harold Perrineau, Elle Macpherson, L. Q. Jones, Bart the BearDramaLive action
The PeacemakerDreamWorksMimi Leder (director); Michael Schiffer (screenplay); George Clooney, Nicole KidmanAction, ThrillerLive action
Soul Food20th Century FoxGeorge Tillman, Jr. (director/screenplay); Vanessa Williams, Vivica A. Fox, Nia Long, Brandon Hammond, Irma P. HallDrama, ComedyLive action

October–December

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3 Kiss the GirlsParamount PicturesGary Fleder (director); David Klass (screenplay); Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Cary Elwes, Alex McArthur, Bill Nunn, Jeremy Piven, Brian Cox, Jay O. Sanders, Tony Goldwyn, William Converse-Roberts, Roma Maffia, Richard T. Jones, Gina Ravera, Heidi Schanz, Tatyana Ali, Anna Maria Horsford, Helen MartinCrime, ThrillerLive action
U TurnTriStar Pictures / Phoenix PicturesOliver Stone (director/screenplay); John Ridley (screenplay); Sean Penn, Nick Nolte, Jennifer Lopez, Joaquin Phoenix, Powers Boothe, Billy Bob Thornton, Claire Danes, Jon VoightCrimeLive action
8 Seven Years in TibetTriStar Pictures / Mandalay EntertainmentJean-Jacques Annaud (director); Becky Johnston (screenplay); Brad Pitt, David Thewlis, B. D. Wong, Mako, Danny Denzongpa, Victor Wong, Ingeborga Dapkūnaitė, Jamyang Jamtsho Wangchuk, Lhakpa Tsamchoe, Jetsun PemaPeriod, DramaLive action
10 Boogie NightsNew Line CinemaPaul Thomas Anderson (director/screenplay); Mark Wahlberg, Julianne Moore, Burt Reynolds, Don Cheadle, John C. Reilly, William H. Macy, Heather Graham, Nicole Ari Parker, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Luis Guzman, Philip Baker Hall, Thomas Jane, Robert Ridgely, Robert Downey Sr., Melora Walters, Alfred Molina, Ricky JayDramaLive action
Most WantedNew Line CinemaDavid Hogan (director); Keenen Ivory Wayans (screenplay); Keenen Ivory Wayans, Jon Voight, Jill Hennessy, John Diehl, Robert Culp, Eric Roberts, Paul Sorvino, Tito LarrivaAction, ThrillerLive action
RocketManWalt Disney Pictures / Caravan Pictures / Roger Birnbaum ProductionsStuart Gillard (director); Oren Aviv, Craig Mazin, Greg Erb (screenplay); Harland Williams, Jessica Lundy, William Sadler, Jeffrey DeMunn, James Pickens, Jr., Beau Bridges, Shelley DuvallSci-Fi, Comedy, FamilyLive action
17 BeanGramercy Pictures / Working Title FilmsMel Smith (director); Rowan Atkinson, Richard Curtis, Robin Driscoll (screenplay); Rowan Atkinson, Peter MacNicol, John Mills, Pamela Reed, Harris Yulin, Burt Reynolds, Richard Gant, Larry Drake, Sandra Oh, Danny Goldring, Johnny Galecki, Chris Ellis, Andrew Lawrence, Peter Egan, Peter Capaldi, June Brown, Peter James, Tricia Vessey, Tom McGowanComedyLive action
The Devil's AdvocateWarner Bros. Pictures / Regency EnterprisesTaylor Hackford (director); Jonathan Lemkin, Tony Gilroy (screenplay); Keanu Reeves, Al Pacino, Charlize Theron, Jeffrey Jones, Judith Ivey, Connie Nielsen, Craig T. Nelson, Heather Matarazzo, Tamara Tunie, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Debra Monk, Vyto Ruginis, Laura Harrington, George Wyner, Don King, Chris BauerThrillerLive action
I Know What You Did Last SummerColumbia Pictures / Mandalay EntertainmentJim Gillespie (director); Kevin Williamson (screenplay); Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe, Freddie Prinze Jr., Bridgette Wilson, Anne Heche, Muse Watson, Johnny GaleckiThrillerLive action
Playing GodTouchstone Pictures / Beacon PicturesAndy Wilson (director); Mark Haskell Smith (screenplay); David Duchovny, Timothy Hutton, Angelina Jolie, Michael Massee, Peter Stormare, Andrew Tiernan, Gary Dourdan, John Hawkes, Philip Moon, Pavel D. Lynchnikoff, Tracey Walter, Keone Young, Stella GarciaCrime, ThrillerLive action
24 FairyTale: A True StoryParamount Pictures / Warner Bros. Pictures / Icon ProductionsCharles Sturridge (director); Ernie Contreras (screenplay); Florence Hoath, Elizabeth Earl, Peter O'Toole, Harvey Keitel, Paul McGann, Bill Nighy, Phoebe Nicholls, Anna ChancellorFantasyLive action
GattacaColumbia Pictures / Jersey Films Andrew Niccol (director/screenplay); Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman, Jude Law, Alan Arkin, Loren Dean, Ernest Borgnine, Gore Vidal, Xander Berkeley, Jayne Brook, Elias Koteas, Maya Rudolph, Blair Underwood, Tony Shalhoub, Dean Norris, Ken Marino, Gabrielle Reece, Mason Gamble, William Lee ScottSci-FiLive action
A Life Less Ordinary20th Century FoxDanny Boyle (director); John Hodge (screenplay); Ewan McGregor, Cameron Diaz, Holly Hunter, Delroy Lindo, Ian Holm, Dan Hedaya, Stanley Tucci, Maury Chaykin, Tony Shalhoub, K.K. Dodds, Ian McNeice, Christopher Gorham, Timothy OlyphantComedyLive action
31 Red CornerMetro-Goldwyn-MayerJon Avnet (director); Robert King (screenplay); Richard Gere, Bai Ling, Bradley WhitfordThrillerLive action
SwitchbackParamount Pictures / Rysher EntertainmentJeb Stuart (director/screenplay); Dennis Quaid, Danny Glover, Jared Leto, Ted Levine, William Fichtner, R. Lee Ermey, Walton Goggins, Maggie Roswell, Allison Smith, Julio Oscar Mechoso, Kevin Cooney, Leo BurmesterThrillerLive action
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7 Mad CityWarner Bros. PicturesCosta Gavras (director); Tom Matthews (screenplay); Dustin Hoffman, John Travolta, Blythe Danner, Alan AldaThrillerLive action
Starship TroopersTriStar Pictures / Touchstone PicturesPaul Verhoeven (director); Edward Neumeier (screenplay); Casper Van Dien, Dina Meyer, Denise Richards, Jake Busey, Neil Patrick Harris, Patrick Muldoon, Clancy Brown, Michael IronsideSci-Fi, ActionLive action
14 The JackalUniversal Pictures / Mutual Film Company / Alphaville FilmsMichael Caton-Jones (director); Chuck Pfarrer (screenplay); Bruce Willis, Richard Gere, Sidney Poitier, Diane VenoraSpy, Action, ThrillerLive action
The Little Mermaid (re-release)Walt Disney PicturesJohn Musker, Ron Clements (director); Jodi Benson, Samuel E. Wright, Kenneth Mars, Pat Carroll, Buddy HackettFamily, MusicalAnimation
The Man Who Knew Too LittleWarner Bros. Pictures / Regency EnterprisesJon Amiel (director); Robert Farrar, Howard Franklin (screenplay); Bill Murray, Peter Gallagher, Joanne Whalley, Alfred Molina, Richard Wilson, Geraldine James, John Standing, Anna ChancellorComedyLive action
21 Anastasia20th Century FoxDon Bluth, Gary Goldman (director); Susan Gauthier, Bruce Graham, Bob Tzudiker, Noni White, Eric Tuchman (screenplay); Meg Ryan, John Cusack, Kelsey Grammer, Christopher Lloyd, Hank Azaria, Bernadette Peters, Kirsten Dunst, Angela LansburyFamily, Musical, MysteryAnimation
Midnight in the Garden of Good and EvilWarner Bros. PicturesClint Eastwood (director); John Lee Hancock (screenplay); Kevin Spacey, John Cusack, Jack Thompson, Irma P. Hall, Jude Law, Alison Eastwood, Paul Hipp, The Lady Chablis, Kim Hunter, Geoffrey Lewis, Bob Gunton, Richard Herd, Leon Rippy, Sonny Seiler, Dorothy Loudon, Michael RosenbaumDramaLive action
Mortal Kombat: AnnihilationNew Line CinemaJohn R. Leonetti (director); Brent V. Friedman, Bryce Zabel (screenplay); Robin Shou, Talisa Soto, Brian Thompson, Sandra Hess, Lynn "Red" Williams, Irina Pantaeva, James RemarAction, FantasyLive action
The RainmakerParamount Pictures / Constellation FilmsFrancis Ford Coppola (director/screenplay); Matt Damon, Claire Danes, Jon Voight, Mary Kay Place, Mickey Rourke, Danny DeVito, Danny Glover, Virginia Madsen, Dean Stockwell, Roy Scheider, Teresa WrightDramaLive action
26 Alien Resurrection20th Century FoxJean-Pierre Jeunet (director); Joss Whedon (screenplay); Sigourney Weaver, Winona Ryder, Ron Perlman, Dominique Pinon, Gary Dourdan, Michael Wincott, Brad Dourif, Leland Orser, Dan Hedaya, J. E. Freeman, Kim Flowers, Raymond CruzSci-Fi, ThrillerLive action
FlubberWalt Disney Pictures / Great Oaks EntertainmentLes Mayfield (director); John Hughes (screenplay); Robin Williams, Marcia Gay Harden, Christopher McDonald, Ted Levine, Jodi Benson, Clancy Brown, Raymond J. BarryComedy, FamilyLive action
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5 Good Will HuntingMiramax FilmsGus Van Sant (director); Ben Affleck, Matt Damon (screenplay); Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Robin Williams, Minnie Driver, Stellan SkarsgårdDramaLive action
10 AmistadDreamWorksSteven Spielberg (director); David Franzoni (screenplay); Morgan Freeman, Anthony Hopkins, Djimon Hounsou, Matthew McConaughey, Nigel Hawthorne, Stellan Skarsgård, Harry Blackmun, Anna PaquinPeriod, DramaLive action
12 For Richer or PoorerUniversal Pictures / The Bubble FactoryBryan Spicer (director); Tim Allen, Kirstie Alley, Jay O. Sanders, Michael Lerner, Wayne Knight, Larry MillerComedyLive action
Home Alone 320th Century Fox / Hughes EntertainmentRaja Gosnell (director); John Hughes (screenplay); Alex D. Linz, Olek Krupa, Rya Kihlstedt, Lenny Von Dohlen, David Thornton, Haviland Morris, Marian Seldes, Kevin Kilmer, Seth Smith, Scarlett Johansson, Christopher Curry, Baxter HarrisComedy, FamilyLive action
Scream 2Dimension FilmsWes Craven (director); Kevin Williamson (screenplay); David Arquette, Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jamie Kennedy, Laurie Metcalf, Jerry O'Connell, Jada Pinkett, Liev SchreiberThrillerLive action
19 Mouse HuntDreamWorksGore Verbinski (director); Adam Rifkin (screenplay); Nathan Lane, Lee Evans, Vicki Lewis, Maury Chaykin, Christopher WalkenComedyLive action
Titanic20th Century Fox / Paramount PicturesJames Cameron (director/screenplay); Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane, Kathy Bates, Frances Fisher, Bernard Hill, Jonathan Hyde, Danny Nucci, Gloria Stuart, David Warner, Victor Garber, Bill Paxton, Eric Braeden, Ioan Gruffudd, Bernard Fox, Suzy Amis, Lewis Abernathy, Nicholas CasconePeriod, Action, Drama, RomanceLive action
Tomorrow Never DiesUnited ArtistsRoger Spottiswoode (director); Pierce Brosnan, Jonathan Pryce, Michelle Yeoh, Teri Hatcher, Joe Don Baker, Judi DenchSpyLive action
23 As Good as It GetsTriStar PicturesJames L. Brooks (director/screenplay); Mark Andrus (screenplay); Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Greg Kinnear, Cuba Gooding Jr., Shirley Knight, Harold RamisDrama, ComedyLive action
25 An American Werewolf in ParisHollywood PicturesAnthony Waller (director); Tom Everett Scott, Julie DelpyHorrorLive action
Jackie BrownMiramax Films / A Band ApartQuentin Tarantino (director/screenplay); Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster, Bridget Fonda, Michael Keaton, Robert De NiroCrime, Thriller, ComedyLive action
Mr. MagooWalt Disney PicturesStanley Tong (director); Pat Proft, Tom Sherohman (screenplay); Leslie Nielsen, Kelly Lynch, Malcolm McDowell, Matt Keeslar, Nick Chinlund, Stephen Tobolowsky, Ernie HudsonComedyLive action
The PostmanWarner Bros. Pictures / Tig ProductionsKevin Costner (director); Eric Roth, Brian Helgeland (screenplay); Kevin Costner, Will Patton, Larenz Tate, Olivia Williams, James Russo, Tom PettyDrama, AdventureLive action
Wag the DogNew Line CinemaBarry Levinson (director); Hilary Henkin, David Mamet (screenplay); Dustin Hoffman, Robert De Niro, Anne Heche, Denis Leary, William H. Macy, Willie Nelson, Andrea Martin, Kirsten DunstComedyLive action
29 Young and Dangerous 4Television Corporation of SingaporeAndrew Lau (director); Ekin Cheng, Jordan ChanTriadLive action

Notable films released in 1997

United States unless stated

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Births

Notable deaths

MonthDateNameAgeCountryProfessionNotable films
January 1Joan Rice66UKActress
4Bill Lancaster49USScreenwriter
6Catherine Scorsese84USActress
9Jesse White80USActor
10Sheldon Leonard89USActor, Director, Producer
11Jill Summers86UKActressAgatha
13Charlotte Holland81UKActressPromise Her Anything
18Diana Lewis77UKActress
19Adriana Caselotti80USActress
19James Dickey73USAuthor, Screenwriter, ActorDeliverance
21Tom Parker87USTechnical Advisor
21Polly Ann Young88USActress
21John Glyn-Jones87MoroccoActor, Producer, Director
23David Waller76UKActor
23Bill Zuckert81USActor
27Bill Kennedy88USActor
27Richard X. Slattery71USActor
31Eve Lister83UKActress
February 1Marjorie Reynolds79USActress
4Robert Clouse68USDirector
5Harry Essex86USScreenwriter
8Robert Ridgely65USActor
11Barry Evans53UKActor
11Don Porter84USActor
12James Cossins63UKActor
17Max Brimmell76UKActor
19Frank Delfino86USActor
23Frank Launder91UKScreenwriter, Director
23Oscar Lewenstein80UKProducer
25Scott Forbes76UKActor
25Arthur Hewlett89UKActorMan About the House
26David Doyle67USActor
26Wende Wagner55USActress
March 4Carey Loftin83USStuntman, Actor
8Alexander Salkind75PolandProducer
9Terry Nation66UKScreenwriter
13Ronald Fraser66UKActor
14Fred Zinnemann89AustriaDirector, Producer
15Gail Davis71USActress
16Leda Gloria84ItalyActress
22John Hoesli78UKAct Director, Draughtsman
29Ellen Pollock94UKActress
30Jack Bernhard82USDirector
April 2Anthony Bushell92UKActor
2Tomoyuki Tanaka86JapanProducer
4Mike Raven72UKActor
5Allen Ginsberg70USPoet, Actor
6Barbara Yu Ling58UKActress
14Michael Stroka58USActor
15David Dockendorf73USSound Engineer
16Roland Topor59FranceWriter, Actor
20Jean Louis89FranceCostume Designer
24Pat Paulsen69MexicoActor
25Brian May62AustraliaComposer
26John Beal87USActor
26Joey Faye87USActor
26Neil Robinson61USActress
27Paul Lambert74USActor
27Gabriel Figueroa90MexicoCinematographer
28Steve Conte77ItalyActor
May 1Bo Widerberg66SwedenDirector, Screenwriter
3Hughie Green77UKActor, Producer
4Alvy Moore75USActor, Producer
5Walter Gotell73UKActor
6Jorge Martínez de Hoyos76MexicoActor, Screenwriter
9Marco Ferreri68ItalyDirector, Screenwriter
10Steve Holland72USActorThe Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell
10John P. Austin90USSet Decorator
11Catherine McLeod75USActress
11Howard Morton71USActor
14Thelma Carpenter75USActress
15Bridgette Andersen21USActress
16Giuseppe De Santis80ItalyDirector, Screenwriter
20John Rawlins94USDirector
22Renzo Montagnani66ItalyActor
23Frances E. Nealy78USActress
24Edward Mulhare74IrelandActor
28Sydney Guilaroff89USMakeup Artist, Actor, Costume Executive
29George Fenneman77USActor
June 14Richard Jaeckel70USActor
14Marjorie Best94USCostume Designer
17Maurice Rootes80UKFilm Editor
19Olga Georges-Picot57FranceActress
22Don Henderson65UKActor
23Rosina Lawrence84CanadaActress
24Brian Keith75USActor
26George Bassman83USComposer, Orchestrator
28Gary DeVore69USActress
29William Hickey69USActor
July 1Robert Mitchum79USActor
2James Stewart89USActor
7Royston Tickner74UKActorThe Keep
15Rosamund Greenwood90UKActress
16William Reynolds87USFilm Editor
17Gene Warren80USVisual Effects Artist
20Linda Stirling75USActress
23David Warbeck55New ZealandActor
24Brian Glover63UKActor
24Bill Shine85UKActor
27Isabel Dean79UKActor
28Rosalie Crutchley77UKActress, Soundtrack
August 2William S. Burroughs83USAuthor, Actor
4Dick Bush65UKCinematographer, Camera Operator
5Don Steele61USActor
9William Abney76UKActor, Writer
15Glenn Corbett74USActor
18Don Knight64UKActor
18Jeep Swenson40USActor
19Cathleen Cordell82USActress
25Camilla Spira81GermanyActor
26Frances Osborne76USActress
27Sally Blane87USActress
27Brandon Tartikoff48USStudio executive
27Dick N. Lucas77USAnimator
28Eve Smith91USActress
31Dodi Fayed42EgyptProducer
31Will Hare81USActor
September 5Eddie Little Sky71USActor
7Elisabeth Brooks46USActress
8Helen Shaw100USActress
9Burgess Meredith89USActor
13Georges Guétary82FranceActorAn American in Paris
13Audrey Fildes74CanadaActress
16Terence Cooper64AustraliaActor
17Red Skelton84USActor, Comedian
17Brian Hall59UKActor
19Jack May75UKActor
21Maurice Kaufmann70UKActor
21Jennifer Holt76UKActress
26Dorothy Kingsley87USScreenwriter
26Samuel W. Taylor90USWriter
October 3John Ashley62USActor, Producer
3Verna Hillie83USActress
3Jarl Kulle70SwedenActor, Director, Writer
5Andrew Keir71UKActor
5Debbie Linden36UKActress
9Arch Johnson75USActor
10Stella Bonheur92UKActress
12John Denver53USSinger, Actor
13Joyce Compton90USActress
14Hy Averback76USDirector, Producer, Actor
16Audra Lindley79USActress
17Ben Welden96USActor
18Milt Neil83USAnimator
18Marshall Green78USProduction Manager, Second Unit Director
19Arthur Ibbetson75UKCinematographer
20Ron Tarr60UKActor
24Don Messick71USActor, Voice of Scooby-Doo
24Michael Balfour79UKActor
30Samuel Fuller85USDirector, Screenwriter
November 5Louise Campbell86USActress
6William Watson59USActor
8Michael Ward88UKActor
10Ave Ninchi82ItalyActress
11William Alland81USProducer, Actor
12Sándor Szabó82HungaryActorTopaz
13Dietrich Lohmann54Germany-USCinematographer
15Warren Douglas86USActor
15David Toguri64CanadaMiscellaneous, Actor
16David K. Stewart60??Cinematographer
17Wilfred Josephs70UKComposer, Orchestrator
17Peter James73UKSet Decorator, Art Director
19Alfred Roome88UKEditor
21Jack Purvis60UKActor
22Joanna Moore63USActress
23Robert Lewis88USDirector, Actor
25Charles Hallahan54USActor
30Glyn Dearman57UKActor
December 2Marge Kotlisky70USActress
4Richard Vernon72UKActor
14Stubby Kaye79USActor
16Richard Warwick52UKActor
17Peter Taylor75ItalyEditor, Assistant Editor
18Chris Farley33USActor, Comedian
19Michael Alldredge56USActor
20Dawn Steel51USProducer
21Roger Barkley61USActorAmazon Women on the Moon
23Stanley Cortez89USCinematographer
24Dee Dee Wood89USChoreographer
24Toshiro Mifune77JapanActor, Producer
25Denver Pyle77USActor
28Bill Anderson86USProduction Manager
31Billie Dove94USActress

Film debuts

References

  1. "1997 Worldwide Grosses". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved May 1, 2014.
  2. "Titanic (1997)". Box Office Mojo. Archived from the original on March 21, 2012.
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