Best Action Movies of 1997

1.

Starship Troopers

5.8
7.2/10 IMDB

Set in the future, the story follows a young soldier named Johnny Rico and his exploits in the Mobile Infantry. Rico's military career progresses from recruit to non-commissioned officer and finally to officer against the backdrop of an interstellar war between mankind and an arachnoid species known as "the Bugs".

Starring: Casper Van Dien, Dina Meyer, Denise Richards, Jake Busey, Neil Patrick Harris, Clancy Brown, Michael Ironside, Patrick Muldoon, Seth Gilliam, Rue McClanahan ..
Directed by: Paul Verhoeven
Release date: 1997-11-07
2.

Air Force One

5.4
6.5/10 IMDB

Russian terrorists conspire to hijack the aircraft with the president and his family on board. The commander in chief finds himself facing an impossible predicament: give in to the terrorists and sacrifice his family, or risk everything to uphold his principles - and the integrity of the nation.

Starring: Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, Glenn Close, Wendy Crewson, William H. Macy, Jürgen Prochnow, Oleg Taktarov, Liesel Matthews, Paul Guilfoyle, Xander Berkeley ..
Directed by: Wolfgang Petersen
Release date: 1997-07-25
3.

The Edge

5.0
6.9/10 IMDB

The plane carrying wealthy Charles Morse crashes down in the Alaskan wilderness. Together with the two other passengers, photographer Robert and assistant Stephen, Charles devises a plan to help them reach civilization. However, his biggest obstacle might not be the elements, or even the Kodiak bear stalking them -- it could be Robert, whom Charles suspects is having an affair with his wife and would not mind seeing him dead.

Starring: Alec Baldwin, Anthony Hopkins, Elle Macpherson, Harold Perrineau, L.Q. Jones, Kathleen Wilhoite, David Lindstedt, Mark Kiely, Eli Gabay, Larry Musser ..
Directed by: Lee Tamahori
Release date: 1997-09-06
4.

The Man Who Knew Too Little

4.8
6.7/10 IMDB

An American gets a ticket for an audience participation game in London, then gets involved in a case of mistaken identity. As an international plot unravels around him, he thinks it's all part of the act.

Starring: Bill Murray, Peter Gallagher, Joanne Whalley, Alfred Molina, Richard Wilson, Geraldine James, John Standing, Anna Chancellor, Nicholas Woodeson, Simon Chandler ..
Directed by: Jon Amiel
Release date: 1997-11-14
Best Action Movies of 1997 : Nothing to Lose
5.

Nothing to Lose

4.7
6.7/10 IMDB

Advertising executive Nick Beame learns that his wife is sleeping with his employer. In a state of despair, he encounters a bumbling thief whose attempted carjacking goes awry when Nick takes him on an involuntary joyride. Soon the betrayed businessman and the incompetent crook strike up a partnership and develop a robbery-revenge scheme. But it turns out that some other criminals in the area don't appreciate the competition.

Starring: Tim Robbins, Martin Lawrence, John C. McGinley, Kelly Preston, Irma P. Hall, Giancarlo Esposito, Michael McKean, Rebecca Gayheart, Steve Oedekerk ..
Directed by: Steve Oedekerk
Release date: 1997-07-18
6.

The Jackal

4.7
6.4/10 IMDB

Hired by a powerful member of the Russian mafia to avenge an FBI sting that left his brother dead, a psychopathic hitman known only as The Jackal proves an elusive target for the people charged with the task of bringing him down: a deputy FBI director, a Russian MVK Major, and a jailed IRA terrorist who can recognize him.

Starring: Bruce Willis, Richard Gere, Sidney Poitier, Diane Venora, J.K. Simmons, Jack Black, Sophie Okonedo, Ravil Isyanov, Maggie Castle, Karen Kirschenbauer ..
Directed by: Michael Caton-Jones
Release date: 1997-11-14
7.

The Saint

4.6
6.2/10 IMDB

Simon Templar (The Saint), is a thief for hire, whose latest job to steal the secret process for cold fusion puts him at odds with a traitor bent on toppling the Russian government, as well as the woman who holds its secret.

Starring: Val Kilmer, Elisabeth Shue, Rade Šerbedžija, Henry Goodman, Alun Armstrong, Michael Byrne, Yevgeni Lazarev, Irina Apeksimova, Lev Prygunov, Charlotte Cornwell ..
Directed by: Phillip Noyce
Release date: 1997-04-03
8.

Nightwatch

4.5
6.2/10 IMDB

A law student, who takes a job as a night watchman at a morgue, begins to discover clues that implicate him as the suspect of a series of murders.

Starring: Ewan McGregor, Patricia Arquette, Nick Nolte, Josh Brolin, Lauren Graham, Brad Dourif, Alix Koromzay, Lonny Chapman, Robert LaSardo, John C. Reilly ..
Directed by: Ole Bornedal
Release date: 1997-01-31
9.

Murder at 1600

4.4
6.1/10 IMDB

A secretary is found dead in a White House bathroom during an international crisis, and Detective Harlan Regis is in charge of the investigation. Despite resistance from the Secret Service, Regis partners with agent Nina Chance. As political tensions rise, they learn that the crime could be part of an elaborate cover-up. Framed as traitors, the pair, plus Regis' partner, break into the White House in order to expose the true culprit.

Starring: Wesley Snipes, Diane Lane, Alan Alda, Daniel Benzali, Dennis Miller, Ronny Cox, Tate Donovan, Tom Wright, Harris Yulin, Nicholas Pryor ..
Directed by: Dwight H. Little
Release date: 1997-04-18
10.

Dante's Peak

4.4
5.9/10 IMDB

Volcanologist Harry Dalton comes to the sleepy town of Dante's Peak to investigate the recent rumblings of the dormant volcano the burg is named for. Before long, his worst fears are realized when a massive eruption hits, and immediately, Harry, the mayor and the townspeople find themselves fighting for their lives amid a catastrophic nightmare.

Starring: Pierce Brosnan, Linda Hamilton, Jamie Renée Smith, Jeremy Foley, Elizabeth Hoffman, Charles Hallahan, Grant Heslov, Kirk Trutner, Arabella Field, Tzi Ma ..
Directed by: Roger Donaldson
Release date: 1997-02-07

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