Best Adventure Movies of 1997

1.

The Fifth Element

6.3
7.7/10

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
Directed by: Luc Besson
Release date: 1997-05-07
2.

Men in Black

6.2
7.3/10

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
Directed by: Barry Sonnenfeld
Release date: 1997-07-02
3.

Seven Years in Tibet

5.9
7.1/10

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
Directed by: Jean-Jacques Annaud
Release date: 1997-09-12
4.

Starship Troopers

5.8
7.2/10

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
Directed by: Paul Verhoeven
Release date: 1997-11-07
5.

The Lost World: Jurassic Park

5.6
6.5/10

Four years after Jurassic Park's genetically bred dinosaurs ran amok, multimillionaire John Hammond shocks chaos theorist Ian Malcolm by revealing that Hammond 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
Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Release date: 1997-05-23
6.

Tomorrow Never Dies

5.4
6.5/10

A deranged media mogul is staging international incidents to pit the world’s superpowers against each other. Now 007 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
Directed by: Roger Spottiswoode
Release date: 1997-12-11
7.

The Edge

5.0
6.9/10

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
Directed by: Lee Tamahori
Release date: 1997-09-06
8.

The Jackal

4.7
6.4/10

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, Sidney Poitier, Diane Venora, Richard Gere, J.K. Simmons
Directed by: Michael Caton-Jones
Release date: 1997-11-14
9.

Nothing to Lose

4.7
6.7/10
Nothing to Lose
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
Directed by: Steve Oedekerk
Release date: 1997-07-18
10.

The Saint

4.6
6.2/10

A Russian Mafia boss who wants to create an oil crisis in Moscow—and seize power as a result—sends Simon Templar to England to steel the secret formula for cold fusion from U.S. scientist, Emma Russell.

Starring: Val Kilmer, Elisabeth Shue, Rade Serbedzija, Henry Goodman, Alun Armstrong
Directed by: Phillip Noyce
Release date: 1997-04-03
11.

George of the Jungle

4.6
5.5/10

After Baby George survives a plane crash in the jungle, he is rescued and then adopted by a wise ape. Years later, grown-up George saves a US noble woman, Ursula Stanhope while she is on a safari—and takes her to the jungle to live with him. While Ursula's lover continues his search for Ursula and the one who took her, George slowly learns the rules of human relationships.

Starring: Brendan Fraser, Leslie Mann, Thomas Haden Church, John Cleese, Richard Roundtree
Directed by: Sam Weisman
Release date: 1997-07-15
12.

The Postman

4.5
6.0/10

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
Directed by: Kevin Costner
Release date: 1997-12-25
13.

Dante's Peak

4.4
5.9/10

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
Directed by: Roger Donaldson
Release date: 1997-02-07
14.

Money Talks

4.4
6.2/10

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
Directed by: Brett Ratner
Release date: 1997-08-22
15.

Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin

4.3
7.1/10
Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin
A full length animated film for all the family to enjoy. 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
Directed by: Karl Geurs
Release date: 1997-08-05
16.

The Borrowers

4.2
5.9/10

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
Directed by: Peter Hewitt
Release date: 1997-12-11
17.

The Odyssey

4.2
7.0/10

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
18.

Metro

4.2
5.5/10

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
Directed by: Thomas Carter
Release date: 1997-01-16
19.

Switchback

4.0
6.4/10

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
Directed by: Jeb Stuart
Release date: 1997-10-31
20.

Anaconda

4.0
4.7/10

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
Directed by: Luis Llosa
Release date: 1997-04-11

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