Best Adventure Movies of 1997

1.

The Fifth Element

6.3
7.6/10 IMDB

In 2257, a taxi driver is unintentionally given the task of saving a young girl who is part of the key that will ensure the survival of humanity.

Starring: Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman, Ian Holm, Milla Jovovich, Chris Tucker, Luke Perry, Brion James, Tom 'Tiny' Lister Jr., Lee Evans, Charlie Creed-Miles ..
Directed by: Luc Besson
Release date: 1997-05-02
2.

Men in Black

6.2
7.3/10 IMDB

After a police chase with an otherworldly being, a New York City cop is recruited as an agent in a top-secret organization established to monitor and police alien activity on Earth: the Men in Black. Agent Kay and new recruit Agent Jay find themselves in the middle of a deadly plot by an intergalactic terrorist who has arrived on Earth to assassinate two ambassadors from opposing galaxies.

Starring: Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith, Linda Fiorentino, Vincent D'Onofrio, Rip Torn, Tony Shalhoub, Siobhan Fallon Hogan, Mike Nussbaum, Jon Gries, Sergio Calderón ..
Directed by: Barry Sonnenfeld
Release date: 1997-07-02
3.

Hercules

6.2
7.3/10 IMDB

Bestowed with superhuman strength, a young mortal named Hercules sets out to prove himself a hero in the eyes of his father, the great god Zeus. Along with his friends Pegasus, a flying horse, and Phil, a personal trainer, Hercules is tricked by the hilarious, hotheaded villain Hades, who's plotting to take over Mount Olympus!

Starring: Tate Donovan, Josh Keaton, Roger Bart, Danny DeVito, James Woods, Susan Egan, Bobcat Goldthwait, Matt Frewer, Rip Torn, Samantha Eggar ..
Directed by: John Musker, Ron Clements
Release date: 1997-06-20
4.

Starship Troopers

5.9
7.3/10 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
5.

Seven Years in Tibet

5.9
7.1/10 IMDB

Austrian mountaineer, Heinrich Harrer journeys to the Himalayas without his family to head an expedition in 1939. But when World War II breaks out, the arrogant Harrer falls into Allied forces' hands as a prisoner of war. He escapes with a fellow detainee and makes his way to Llaso, Tibet, where he meets the 14-year-old Dalai Lama, whose friendship ultimately transforms his outlook on life.

Starring: Brad Pitt, Jamyang Jamtsho Wangchuk, David Thewlis, BD Wong, Mako, Ingeborga Dapk?nait?, Lhakpa Tsamchoe, Duncan Fraser, Danny Denzongpa, Victor Wong ..
Directed by: Jean-Jacques Annaud
Release date: 1997-09-12
6.

The Lost World: Jurassic Park

5.6
6.5/10 IMDB

Four years after Jurassic Park's genetically bred dinosaurs ran amok, multimillionaire John Hammond shocks chaos theorist Ian Malcolm by revealing that he has been breeding more beasties at a secret location. Malcolm, his paleontologist ladylove and a wildlife videographer join an expedition to document the lethal lizards' natural behavior in this action-packed thriller.

Starring: Jeff Goldblum, Julianne Moore, Pete Postlethwaite, Richard Attenborough, Vince Vaughn, Arliss Howard, Vanessa Lee Chester, Joseph Mazzello, Ariana Richards, Steven Spielberg ..
Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Release date: 1997-05-23
7.

Tomorrow Never Dies

5.4
6.5/10 IMDB

A deranged media mogul is staging international incidents to pit the world's superpowers against each other. Now James Bond must take on this evil mastermind in an adrenaline-charged battle to end his reign of terror and prevent global pandemonium.

Starring: Pierce Brosnan, Jonathan Pryce, Michelle Yeoh, Teri Hatcher, Ricky Jay, Götz Otto, Joe Don Baker, Vincent Schiavelli, Judi Dench, Desmond Llewelyn ..
Directed by: Roger Spottiswoode
Release date: 1997-12-11
8.

Bean

5.4
6.5/10 IMDB

Childlike Englishman, Mr. Bean, is an incompetent watchman at the Royal National Gallery. After the museum's board of directors' attempt to have him fired is blocked by the chairman, who has taken a liking to Bean, they send him to Los Angeles to act as their ambassador for the unveiling of a historic painting to humiliate him. Fooled, Mr. Bean must now successfully unveil the painting or risk his and a hapless Los Angeles curator's termination.

Starring: Rowan Atkinson, Peter MacNicol, John Mills, Pamela Reed, Harris Yulin, Burt Reynolds, Larry Drake, Danny Goldring, Johnny Galecki, Chris Ellis ..
Directed by: Mel Smith
Release date: 1997-07-03
9.

The Jackal

5.3
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
10.

Dante's Peak

5.0
6.0/10 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
11.

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
12.

Nothing to Lose

4.8
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, Susan Barnes ..
Directed by: Steve Oedekerk
Release date: 1997-07-18
13.

George of the Jungle

4.6
5.5/10 IMDB

Deep in the African jungle, a baby named George, the sole survivor of a plane crash, is raised by gorillas. George grows up to be a buff and lovable klutz who has a rain forest full of animal friends: Tookie, his big-beaked toucan messenger; Ape, a witty talking gorilla; and Shep, a peanut-loving pooch of an elephant. But when poachers mess with George's pals, the King Of Swing swings into action.

Starring: Brendan Fraser, Leslie Mann, Thomas Haden Church, John Cleese, Richard Roundtree, Abraham Benrubi, Holland Taylor, John Bennett Perry, Greg Cruttwell, Kelly Miracco ..
Directed by: Sam Weisman
Release date: 1997-07-15
14.

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
15.

The Postman

4.6
6.1/10 IMDB

In 2013 there are no highways, no I-ways, no dreams of a better tomorrow, only scattered survivors across what was once the Unites States. Into this apocalyptic wasteland comes an enigmatic drifter with a mule, a knack for Shakespeare and something yet undiscovered: the power to inspire hope.

Starring: Kevin Costner, Will Patton, Olivia Williams, Larenz Tate, Tom Petty, Giovanni Ribisi, James Russo, Daniel von Bargen, Scott Bairstow, Roberta Maxwell ..
Directed by: Kevin Costner
Release date: 1997-12-25
16.

Switchback

4.5
6.4/10 IMDB

FBI agent Dennis Quaid tries to catch a serial killer who kidnapped his son.

Starring: Dennis Quaid, Danny Glover, R. Lee Ermey, Claudia Stedelin, Brent Hinkley, Jared Leto, Ian Nelson, Walton Goggins, Ted Levine, Louis Schaefer ..
Directed by: Jeb Stuart
Release date: 1997-10-31
17.

Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin

4.4
7.0/10 IMDB

Pooh gets confused when Christopher Robin leaves him a note to say that he has gone back to school after the holidays. So Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, Eeyore and Rabbit go in search of Christopher Robin which leads to a big adventure.

Starring: Jim Cummings, John Fiedler, Ken Sansom, Paul Winchell, Peter Cullen, Brady Bluhm, Andre Stojka, David Warner, Steven Schatzberg, Frankie J. Galasso ..
Directed by: Karl Geurs
Release date: 1997-08-05
18.

Money Talks

4.3
6.1/10 IMDB

Sought by police and criminals, a small-time huckster makes a deal with a TV newsman for protection.

Starring: Chris Tucker, Charlie Sheen, Heather Locklear, Paul Sorvino, Elise Neal, Damian Chapa, Veronica Cartwright, Larry Hankin, Faizon Love, David Warner ..
Directed by: Brett Ratner
Release date: 1997-08-22
19.

Spawn

4.3
5.2/10 IMDB

After being murdered by corrupt colleagues in a covert government agency, Al Simmons makes a pact with the devil to be resurrected to see his beloved wife Wanda. In exchange for his return to Earth, Simmons agrees to lead Hell's Army in the destruction of mankind.

Starring: Michael Jai White, Martin Sheen, John Leguizamo, Theresa Randle, Nicol Williamson, D.B. Sweeney, Melinda Clarke, Miko Hughes, Sydni Beaudoin, Frank Welker ..
Directed by: Mark A.Z. Dippé
Release date: 1997-07-31
20.

Robinson Crusoe

4.2
5.9/10 IMDB

Robinson Crusoe flees Britain on a ship after killing his friend over the love of Mary. A fierce ocean storm wrecks his ship and leaves him stranded by himself on an uncharted island. Left to fend for himself, Crusoe seeks out a tentative survival on the island, until he meets Friday, a tribesman whom he saves from being sacrificed. Initially, Crusoe is thrilled to finally have a friend, but he has to defend himself against the tribe who uses the island to sacrifice tribesman to their gods. During time their relationship changes from master-slave to a mutual respected friendship despite their difference in culture and religion.

Starring: Pierce Brosnan, James Frain, Polly Walker, Ian Hart, William Takaku, Damian Lewis ..
Directed by: Rod Hardy, George T. Miller
Release date: 1997-05-12
21.

The Borrowers

4.2
5.8/10 IMDB

The four-inch-tall Clock family secretly share a house with the normal-sized Lender family, "borrowing" such items as thread, safety pins, batteries and scraps of food. However, their peaceful co-existence is disturbed when evil lawyer Ocious P. Potter steals the will granting title to the house, which he plans to demolish in order to build apartments. The Lenders are forced to move, and the Clocks face the risk of being exposed to the normal-sized world.

Starring: John Goodman, Jim Broadbent, Mark Williams, Celia Imrie, Tom Felton, Hugh Laurie, Bradley Pierce, Ruby Wax, Doon Mackichan, Alex Winter ..
Directed by: Peter Hewitt
Release date: 1997-12-05
22.

Metro

4.2
5.5/10 IMDB

Roper, a hostage negotiator catches a murderous bank robber after a blown heist. The bank robber escapes and immediately goes after the man who put him behind bars.

Starring: Eddie Murphy, Kim Miyori, Art Evans, James Carpenter, Michael Rapaport, Donal Logue, Jeni Chua, Michael Wincott, Carmen Ejogo, Paul Ben-Victor ..
Directed by: Thomas Carter
Release date: 1997-01-16
23.

The Odyssey

4.2
7.0/10 IMDB

This lavish small-screen adaptation of Homer's ancient epic--replete with exotic Maltese and Turkish locations, state-of-the-art special effects, and many bronzed muscles gleaming with sweat--chronicles the voyage home of a Trojan hero, Odysseus, and includes many more scenes of his faithful, beautiful wife dodging leering suitors at home than Homer ever composed.

Release date: 1997-05-18
24.

Anaconda

4.1
4.8/10 IMDB

A "National Geographic" film crew is taken hostage by an insane hunter, who takes them along on his quest to capture the world's largest - and deadliest - snake.

Starring: Jennifer Lopez, Ice Cube, Jon Voight, Eric Stoltz, Owen Wilson, Jonathan Hyde, Kari Wuhrer, Vincent Castellanos, Danny Trejo, Frank Welker ..
Directed by: Luis Llosa
Release date: 1997-04-11
Best Adventure Movies of 1997 : Stargate SG-1: Children of the Gods
25.

Stargate SG-1: Children of the Gods

4.1
8.0/10 IMDB

An alien similar to Ra appears out of the Stargate, killing five soldiers and kidnapping another, a year after the original Stargate mission. A new team is assembled, including some old members, and they go in search of the missing soldier in order to find out how Ra could still be alive. Meanwhile, the alien Goa'uld kidnap Sha're and Skaara, implanting them with symbiotes and making them Goa'uld hosts.

Starring: Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge, Don S. Davis, Jay Acovone, Vaitiare Hirshon, Robert Wisden, Peter Williams, Brent Stait ..
Directed by: Mario Philip Azzopardi
Release date: 1997-07-27
26.

Fire Down Below

4.1
5.1/10 IMDB

When an EPA representative is murdered in a small Appalachian community, EPA undercover agent Jack Taggart is sent in—posing as a handyman working with a Christian relief agency—to determine what happened.

Starring: Steven Seagal, Marg Helgenberger, Stephen Lang, Brad Hunt, Kris Kristofferson, Levon Helm, Harry Dean Stanton, Mark Collie, Richard Masur, Alex Harvey ..
Directed by: Félix Enríquez Alcalá
Release date: 1997-09-05
Best Adventure Movies of 1997 : Sharpe's Waterloo
27.

Sharpe's Waterloo

4.0
7.9/10 IMDB

Based on the novel by Bernard Cornwell, "Sharpe's Waterloo" brings maverick British officer Lt. Col. Richard Sharpe to his last fight against the French, in June of 1815.

Starring: Sean Bean, Daragh O'Malley, Abigail Cruttenden, Cecile Paoli, Paul Bettany, Alexis Denisof, Hugh Fraser, John Tams, Jason Salkey ..
Directed by: Tom Clegg
Release date: 1997-05-27
Best Adventure Movies of 1997 : Sharpe's Revenge
28.

Sharpe's Revenge

3.9
7.7/10 IMDB

Sharpe is framed as the thief who stole Napolean's gold, and he must clear his name to avoid execution. Meanwhile his wife Jane - urged on by a friend - makes some questionable choices.

Starring: Sean Bean, Daragh O'Malley, Abigail Cruttenden, Philip Whitchurch, Cecile Paoli, Féodor Atkine, James Laurenson, John Benfield, Alexis Denisof ..
Directed by: Tom Clegg
Release date: 1997-05-07
29.

Free Willy 3: The Rescue

3.9
4.7/10 IMDB

Willy the whale is back, this time threatened by illegal whalers making money off sushi. Jesse, now 16, has taken a job on an orca-researching ship, along with old friend Randolph and a sarcastic scientist, Drew. On the whaler's ship is captain John Wesley and his son, Max, who isn't really pleased about his father's job, but doesn't have the gut to say so. Along the way, Willy reunites with Jesse

Starring: Jason James Richter, August Schellenberg, Annie Corley, Vincent Berry, Patrick Kilpatrick, Tasha Simms, Peter LaCroix, Stephen E. Miller, Ian Tracey, Matthew Walker ..
Directed by: Sam Pillsbury
Release date: 1997-08-08
Best Adventure Movies of 1997 : Men with Guns
30.

Men with Guns

3.9
7.6/10 IMDB

Dr. Fuentes is a medical professor approaching his retirement and journeys to find old students, with sometimes disturbing results.

Starring: Federico Luppi, Damián Delgado, Dan Rivera González, Tania Cruz, Damián Alcázar, Mandy Patinkin, Kathryn Grody, Iguandili López, Nandi Luna Ramírez ..
Directed by: John Sayles
Release date: 1997-01-01
Best Adventure Movies of 1997 : Æon Flux
31.

Æon Flux

3.9
7.8/10 IMDB

Æon Flux is set in a bizarre, dystopian future world. The title character is a tall, leather-clad secret agent from the nation of Monica, skilled in assassination and acrobatics. Her mission is to infiltrate the strongholds of the neighboring country of Bregna, which is led by her sometimes-nemesis and sometimes-lover Trevor Goodchild. Monica represents a dynamic anarchist society, while Bregna embodies a police state[4]—referred to on one occasion as a republic by Goodchild.[5] Although Bregna is shown to be repressive, in the first full-length episode, "Utopia or Deuteranopia?", Clavius, the president deposed by Goodchild, is described by a questioning journalist as having been democratically elected. In the same episode, an upper house of parliament is also mentioned by the character Gildemere.

Starring: Denise Poirier, John Rafter Lee, Julia Fletcher, Steffan Chirazi, Alex Fernandez, Paul Raci, Susan Turner-Cray, Japhet Asher, Andrea Carvajal ..
Directed by: Peter Chung
Release date: 1997-09-03
Best Adventure Movies of 1997 : Sharpe's Justice
32.

Sharpe's Justice

3.8
7.4/10 IMDB

Napoleon has been exiled to Elba, the English have returned from the wars, and Major Richard Sharpe finds himself in a sort of exile to lead a company of Yorkshire Yeomen. His duties include protecting mill owners from restless workers who are on the verge of strike or outright revolt. Meanwhile, Sharpe's faithless wife and her lover fall within range of Sharpe's wrath. Sharpe, with his two of his devoted Chosen Men nearby, must decide whether to continue to protect the mill owners or to take the side of their fiercely downtrodden workers.

Starring: Sean Bean, Daragh O'Malley, Abigail Cruttenden, Caroline Langrishe, Philip Glenister, John Tams, Alexis Denisof ..
Directed by: Tom Clegg
Release date: 1997-05-14
Best Adventure Movies of 1997 : Ivanhoe
33.

Ivanhoe

3.8
7.4/10 IMDB

This grand six-part adaptation of Sir Walter Scott's rousing adventure of the Middle Ages tells the epic tale of the idealistic young knight Ivanhoe (Steven Waddington) and his battle against the evil Templar Bois-Guilbert (Ciarán Hinds. Caught between the rivalries and religious struggles are Ivanhoe's betrothed Rowena (Victoria Smurfit) and the brave, beautiful Jewess healer Rebecca (Susan Lynch), who wins Ivanhoe's heart with her courage. Set against the historical backdrop of a Britain straining under the corrupt rule of Prince John while Richard the Lionhearted fights in the Crusades.

Starring: Steven Waddington, Ciarán Hinds, Victoria Smurfit, Susan Lynch, Jimmy Chisholm, Trevor Cooper, David Horovitch, James Cosmo, Rory Edwards, Ralph Brown ..
Directed by: Stuart Orme
Release date: 1997-01-12
34.

The Land Before Time V: The Mysterious Island

3.7
5.9/10 IMDB

A plague of locusts strikes the Great Valley and decimates the plants . When the adults in the herd begin fighting over the scarce resources, young Littlefoot and his friends Petrie, Cera, Ducky and Spike split off from the main group, becoming stranded on an island after their path was destroyed by a tsunami. As they search for a way off the island, they encounter an old acquaintance who may become friend or foe.

Starring: John Ingle, Brandon La Croix, Aria Noelle Curzon, Rob Paulsen, Anndi McAfee, Jeff Bennett, Kenneth Mars, Miriam Flynn, Tress MacNeille, Cannon Young ..
Directed by: Charles Grosvenor
Release date: 1997-09-12
Best Adventure Movies of 1997 : David
35.

David

3.7
6.9/10 IMDB

A distinguished military leader whose reign was touched by great scandal, shocking betrayals and rousing victories. A simple shepherd boy chosen to be king, under the watchful eyes of prophet Samuel.

Starring: Nathaniel Parker, Jonathan Pryce, Leonard Nimoy, Sheryl Lee, Ben Daniels, Richard Ashcroft, Gideon Turner, Maurice Roëves, Dominic Rowan, Edward Hall ..
Directed by: Robert Markowitz
Release date: 1997-03-23
36.

Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves

3.7
4.9/10 IMDB

The joke's on absent-minded scientist Wayne Szalinski when his troublesome invention shrinks him, his brother and their wives so effectively that their children think they've completely disappeared. Of course, this gives the kids free rein to do anything they want, unaware that their parents are watching every move.

Starring: Rick Moranis, Eve Gordon, Bug Hall, Robin Bartlett, Stuart Pankin, Allison Mack, Jake Richardson, Mila Kunis, Erica Luttrell, JoJo Adams ..
Directed by: Dean Cundey
Release date: 1997-03-18
37.

Speed 2: Cruise Control

3.6
3.9/10 IMDB

A disgruntled former employee hijacks the Seabourn Legend cruise liner. Set on a fixed course, without any means of communication and at the mercy of the hijacker, it's up to the one cop on vacation, and his soon to be fiancé (hopefully) Annie, to regain control of it before it kills the passengers and causes an environmental disaster. Insurmountable and daunting tasks awaits them on their perilous journey throughout the ship trying to fend off the hijacker and save the passengers.

Starring: Sandra Bullock, Jason Patric, Willem Dafoe, Temuera Morrison, Mike Hagerty, Colleen Camp, Joe Morton, Glenn Plummer, Bo Svenson, Kimmy Robertson ..
Directed by: Jan de Bont
Release date: 1997-06-13
38.

Annabelle's Wish

3.6
7.2/10 IMDB

Annabelle - a calf who has a special wish for Christmas - wants to be a reindeer and help Santa Claus drive his sleigh as he delivers his presents! Annabelle's friends tell her not to get her hopes up, but to everyone's surprise, Santa does indeed meet up with Annabelle, and the calf gets to help Santa make the holiday special for one young boy.

Starring: Randy Travis, Kath Soucie, Aria Noelle Curzon, Jerry Van Dyke, Jennifer Darling, Jerry Houser, Steve Mackall, Mary Kay Bergman, Tress MacNeille, Brian Cummings ..
Directed by: Roy Wilson
Release date: 1997-10-21
39.

A Simple Wish

3.5
5.3/10 IMDB

Murray is a male fairy godmother, and he is trying to help 8-year-old Anabel to fulfil her "simple wish" - that her father Oliver, who is a cab driver, would win the leading role in a Broadway musical. Unfortunately, Murray's magic wand is broken and the fairies convention is threatened by evil witches Claudia and Boots.

Starring: Martin Short, Kathleen Turner, Mara Wilson, Robert Pastorelli, Deborah Odell, Francis Capra, Ruby Dee, Amanda Plummer, Teri Garr ..
Directed by: Michael Ritchie
Release date: 1997-07-11
Best Adventure Movies of 1997 : Deserto di fuoco
40.

Deserto di fuoco

3.5
6.9/10 IMDB

A helicopter crashes in the Sahara Desert. The entire crew are killed - only a small infant miraculously survives. Emir Tafud, who has no children of his own, brings the child up as his successor. When Ben is 25 years old he decides to set off in search of his true parents. In Casablanca he meets French crook Jacquot, who takes him with him to Monte Carlo. They both actually manage to find Ben's mother Christine. She tells Ben that his father was a scientist on a secret mission to Africa. Christine wants Ben to stay in Monte Carlo and take over her firm, but Ben has his heart set on living in Belem with his adored Amina. But now Ben gradually unearths a dreadful secret: Christine's second husband François was responsible for the death of his father, who had discovered valuable minerals in the Sahara. After a bitter struggle, Ben finally succeeds in saving his homeland from Western greed.

Starring: Anthony Delon, Mandala Tayde, Stéphane Freiss, Arielle Dombasle, Mathieu Carrière, Marie Laforêt, Virna Lisi, Jean Sorel ..
Directed by: Enzo G. Castellari
Release date: 1997-01-01
Best Adventure Movies of 1997 : Spider-Man: The Return of the Green Goblin
41.

Spider-Man: The Return of the Green Goblin

3.5
8.2/10 IMDB

The Webslinger faces the ultimate challenge when his arch-nemesis discovers his identity and kidnaps his one true love, Mary Jane Watson.

Starring: Christopher Daniel Barnes, Sara Ballantine ..
Directed by: Bob Richardson, Keiko Oyamada
Release date: 1997-07-12
42.

Drive

3.4
6.7/10 IMDB

A prototype enhanced human, on the run from Chinese-hired hit men, hooks up with a dread-locked bystander, and the two of them elude their pursuers narrowly each time.

Starring: Mark Dacascos, Kadeem Hardison, John Pyper-Ferguson, Brittany Murphy, Tracey Walter, James Shigeta, Masaya Kato, Dom Magwili, Ron Yuan, Clive Rosengren ..
Directed by: Steve Wang
Release date: 1997-08-06
Best Adventure Movies of 1997 : Little Ghost
43.

Little Ghost

3.4
6.0/10 IMDB

While on location in a spooky Italian villa with his Hollywood big-shot mom and her dorky boyfriend, twelve-year-old Kevin befriends a Renaissance-era girl ghost who helps him cause unrest on the set.

Starring: Kristina Wayborn, Jim Fitzpatrick, Sally Kirkland, Laura Bruneau, Luc Leestemaker, Jameson Baltes, Trishalee Hardy ..
Directed by: Linda Shayne
Release date: 1997-12-30
44.

The Love Bug

3.4
5.3/10 IMDB

The inimitable VW Beetle is losing all his races and destined for the scrap heap until mechanic Hank takes him over and gives him a new lease of life. Soon, Herbie is winning again, to the fury of his previous owner, who builds a menacing black bug to challenge Herbie to the ultimate race.

Starring: Bruce Campbell, John Hannah, Alexandra Wentworth, Kevin J. O'Connor, Dana Gould, Harold Gould, Micky Dolenz, Clarence Williams III, Dean Jones, Burton Gilliam ..
Directed by: Peyton Reed
Release date: 1997-11-29
Best Adventure Movies of 1997 : Solomon
45.

Solomon

3.3
6.5/10 IMDB

David, now an old man, is still king of Israel. Among his sons, the ambitious Adonijah and the clever Solomon. The two young men are fierce rivals, since both are prospective heirs to the throne and only one can be successful.

Starring: Ben Cross, Vivica A. Fox, Anouk Aimée, Max von Sydow, Maria Grazia Cucinotta, Umberto Orsini, Stefania Rocca, Richard Dillane, Marta Zoffoli, Ivan Kaye ..
Directed by: Roger Young
Release date: 1997-12-15
46.

Wild America

3.3
6.3/10 IMDB

Three brothers - Marshall, Marty and Mark dream of becoming naturalists and portraying animal life of America. One summer their dream comes true, they travel through America, filming alligators, bears and moose.

Starring: Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Scott Bairstow, Devon Sawa, Frances Fisher, Danny Glover, Jamey Sheridan, Tracey Walter ..
Directed by: William Dear
Release date: 1997-07-02
47.

Star Kid

3.2
5.3/10 IMDB

Shy seventh-grader Spencer Griffith's life changes when the meteor falls into local junkyard and he finds a Cybersuit - the wise and strong robot from another galaxy. Spencer puts Cybersuit on and becomes a different kind of guy

Starring: Joseph Mazzello, Richard Gilliland, Corinne Bohrer, Alex Daniels, Joey Simmrin, Brian Simpson, Ashlee Levitch, Jack McGee, Danny Masterson, Lauren Eckstrom ..
Directed by: Manny Coto
Release date: 1997-11-13
Best Adventure Movies of 1997 : The Dukes of Hazzard: Reunion!
48.

The Dukes of Hazzard: Reunion!

3.2
6.1/10 IMDB

Mama Josephine Max wants to build a theme park in Hazzard, right on the Duke family farm! To stop her, Bo and Luke have to win a cross-country moonshine race. Because that's how things get settled in Hazzard.

Starring: Tom Wopat, John Schneider, Catherine Bach, Denver Pyle, James Best, Ben Jones, Sonny Shroyer, Rick Hurst, Don Williams, Gary Hudson ..
Directed by: Lewis Teague
Release date: 1997-04-25
49.

Casper: A Spirited Beginning

3.1
4.5/10 IMDB

A prequel to the first animated/live-action Casper feature, Casper: A Spirited Beginning introduces the friendliest ghost you'll ever know and explains how Casper met and befriended the other ghouls at Applegate Manor. After being stranded, Casper meets young Chris Carson, a lonely kid who decides to teach Casper how to be a proper ghost

Starring: Steve Guttenberg, Lori Loughlin, Rodney Dangerfield, Michael McKean, Brendon Ryan Barrett, Richard Moll, Jeremy Foley, Bill Farmer, Jess Harnell, Jim Ward ..
Directed by: Sean McNamara
Release date: 1997-09-09
50.

Spice World

3.1
3.5/10 IMDB

Zany adventure that follows The Spice Girls and their entourage (mostly fictional characters) - manager Clifford, his assistant Deborah, and filmmaker Piers (who is trying to shoot a documentary on "the real Spice Girls").

Starring: Victoria Beckham, Mel B, Emma Bunton, Melanie Chisholm, Geri Halliwell, Richard E. Grant, Claire Rushbrook, Roger Moore, Naoko Mori, Alan Cumming ..
Directed by: Bob Spiers
Release date: 1997-12-18

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