Best Comedy Movies of 1997

1.

As Good as It Gets

6.3
7.7/10 IMDB

New York City. Melvin Udall, a cranky, bigoted, obsessive-compulsive writer, finds his life turned upside down when neighboring gay artist Simon is hospitalized and his dog is entrusted to Melvin. In addition, Carol, the only waitress who will tolerate him, must leave work to care for her sick son, making it impossible for Melvin to eat breakfast.

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Greg Kinnear, Cuba Gooding Jr., Skeet Ulrich, Shirley Knight, Yeardley Smith, Lupe Ontiveros, Lawrence Kasdan, Harold Ramis ..
Directed by: James L. Brooks
Release date: 1997-12-19
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.

Jackie Brown

6.1
7.5/10 IMDB

Jackie Brown is a flight attendant who gets caught in the middle of smuggling cash into the country for her gunrunner boss. When the cops try to use Jackie to get to her boss, she hatches a plan — with help from a bail bondsman — to keep the money for herself.

Starring: Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert De Niro, Bridget Fonda, Michael Keaton, Robert Forster, Michael Bowen, Chris Tucker, LisaGay Hamilton, Tom 'Tiny' Lister Jr. ..
Directed by: Quentin Tarantino
Release date: 1997-04-10
5.

The Full Monty

5.9
7.2/10 IMDB

Sheffield, England. Gaz, a jobless steelworker in need of quick cash persuades his mates to bare it all in a one-night-only strip show.

Starring: Robert Carlyle, Mark Addy, Wim Snape, Steve Huison, Tom Wilkinson, Paul Barber, Hugo Speer, Lesley Sharp, Emily Woof, Deirdre Costello ..
Directed by: Peter Cattaneo
Release date: 1997-08-13
6.

Chasing Amy

5.7
7.2/10 IMDB

Holden and Banky are comic book artists. Everything is going good for them until they meet Alyssa, also a comic book artist. Holden falls for her, but his hopes are crushed when he finds out she's a lesbian.

Starring: Ben Affleck, Joey Lauren Adams, Jason Lee, Dwight Ewell, Jason Mewes, Kevin Smith, Ethan Suplee, Scott Mosier, Casey Affleck, Matt Damon ..
Directed by: Kevin Smith
Release date: 1997-04-04
7.

Liar Liar

5.6
6.9/10 IMDB

Fletcher Reede is a fast-talking attorney and habitual liar. When his son Max blows out the candles on his fifth birthday he has just one wish - that his dad will stop lying for 24 hours. When Max's wish comes true, Fletcher discovers that his mouth has suddenly become his biggest liability.

Starring: Jim Carrey, Maura Tierney, Cary Elwes, Jennifer Tilly, Swoosie Kurtz, Sara Paxton, Anne Haney, Amanda Donohoe, Jason Bernard, Mitchell Ryan ..
Directed by: Tom Shadyac
Release date: 1997-03-21
8.

Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

5.6
7.0/10 IMDB

As a swingin' fashion photographer by day and a groovy British superagent by night, Austin Powers is the '60s' most shagadelic spy, baby! But can he stop megalomaniac Dr. Evil after the bald villain freezes himself and unthaws in the '90s? With the help of sexy sidekick Vanessa Kensington, he just might.

Starring: Mike Myers, Elizabeth Hurley, Michael York, Mimi Rogers, Robert Wagner, Seth Green, Fabiana Udenio, Mindy Sterling, Paul Dillon, Charles Napier ..
Directed by: Jay Roach
Release date: 1997-05-02
9.

The Castle

5.4
7.7/10 IMDB

A Melbourne family is very happy living near the Melbourne airport. However, they are forced to leave their beloved home (by the Government and airport authorities) to make way for more runways. 'The Castle' is the story of how they fight to remain in their home.

Starring: Michael Caton, Anne Tenney, Stephen Curry, Anthony Simcoe, Sophie Lee, Wayne Hope, Charles Tingwell, Tiriel Mora, Eric Bana, Robyn Nevin ..
Directed by: Rob Sitch
Release date: 1997-04-10
10.

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
11.

My Best Friend's Wedding

5.4
6.3/10 IMDB

When she receives word that her longtime platonic pal Michael O'Neal is getting married to debutante Kimberly Wallace, food critic Julianne Potter realizes her true feelings for Michael -- and sets out to sabotage the wedding.

Starring: Julia Roberts, Dermot Mulroney, Cameron Diaz, Rupert Everett, Philip Bosco, M. Emmet Walsh, Rachel Griffiths, Carrie Preston, Susan Sullivan, Christopher Masterson ..
Directed by: P.J. Hogan
Release date: 1997-06-19
12.

MouseHunt

5.3
6.5/10 IMDB

Down-on-their luck brothers, Lars and Ernie Smuntz, aren't happy with the crumbling old mansion they inherit... until they discover the estate is worth millions. Before they can cash in, they have to rid the house of its single, stubborn occupant—a tiny and tenacious mouse.

Starring: Nathan Lane, Lee Evans, Vicki Lewis, Maury Chaykin, Eric Christmas, Michael Jeter, Debra Christofferson, Camilla Søeberg, Ian Abercrombie, Annabelle Gurwitch ..
Directed by: Gore Verbinski
Release date: 1997-12-19
13.

Deconstructing Harry

5.3
7.3/10 IMDB

This film tells the story of a successful writer called Harry Block, played by Allen himself, who draws inspiration from people he knows in real-life, and from events that happened to him, sometimes causing these people to become alienated from him as a result.

Starring: Woody Allen, Kirstie Alley, Billy Crystal, Judy Davis, Caroline Aaron, Eric Bogosian, Amy Irving, Mariel Hemingway, Elisabeth Shue, Richard Benjamin ..
Directed by: Woody Allen
Release date: 1997-12-12
14.

Grosse Pointe Blank

5.2
7.3/10 IMDB

Martin Blank is a hitman for hire. When he starts to develop a conscience, he botches a couple of routine jobs. On the advice of his secretary and his psychiatrist, he decides to attend his ten-year high school reunion in Grosse Pointe, Michigan.

Starring: John Cusack, Minnie Driver, Dan Aykroyd, Joan Cusack, Alan Arkin, Hank Azaria, Jeremy Piven, Mitchell Ryan, David Barrett, Michael Cudlitz ..
Directed by: George Armitage
Release date: 1997-04-11
15.

Wag the Dog

5.1
7.1/10 IMDB

During the final weeks of a presidential race, the President is accused of sexual misconduct. To distract the public until the election, the President's adviser hires a Hollywood producer to help him stage a fake war.

Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Robert De Niro, Anne Heche, Woody Harrelson, Jim Belushi, Denis Leary, Willie Nelson, Andrea Martin, Kirsten Dunst, William H. Macy ..
Directed by: Barry Levinson
Release date: 1997-12-25
16.

In the Company of Men

5.1
7.2/10 IMDB

Two business executives--one an avowed misogynist, the other recently emotionally wounded by his love interest--set out to exact revenge on the female gender by seeking out the most innocent, uncorrupted girl they can find and ruining her life.

Starring: Aaron Eckhart, Stacy Edwards, Matt Malloy, Michael Martin, Mark Rector, Chris Hayes, Jason Dixie, Emily Cline, Roxanne Butler, Tahirah Essix ..
Directed by: Neil LaBute
Release date: 1997-03-28
17.

Private Parts

4.9
6.9/10 IMDB

The auto-biographical story of Howard Stern, the radio-rebel who is now also a TV-personality, an author and a movie star.

Starring: Howard Stern, Mary McCormack, Kelly Bishop, Paul Giamatti, Leslie Bibb, Allison Janney, Robin Quivers, Fred Norris, Gary Dell'Abate, Jackie Martling ..
Directed by: Betty Thomas
Release date: 1997-03-07
18.

Gridlock'd

4.9
6.9/10 IMDB

After a friend overdoses, Spoon and Stretch decide to kick their drug habits and attempt to enroll in a government detox program. Their efforts are hampered by seemingly endless red tape, as they are shuffled from one office to another while being chased by drug dealers and the police.

Starring: Tupac Shakur, Tim Roth, Thandiwe Newton, Charles Fleischer, Howard Hesseman, Vondie Curtis-Hall, John Sayles, Lucy Liu, Bokeem Woodbine, Kasi Lemmons ..
Directed by: Vondie Curtis-Hall
Release date: 1997-01-29
19.

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
20.

Gummo

4.8
6.6/10 IMDB

Solomon and Tummler are two teenagers killing time in Xenia, Ohio, a small town that has never recovered from the tornado that ravaged the community in the 1970s.

Starring: Jacob Reynolds, Nick Sutton, Linda Manz, Chloë Sevigny, Carisa Glucksman, Darby Dougherty, Jacob Sewell, Mark Gonzales, Daniel Martin, Harmony Korine ..
Directed by: Harmony Korine
Release date: 1997-10-17
21.

Fever Pitch

4.8
6.7/10 IMDB

A romantic comedy about a man, a woman and a football team. Based on Nick Hornby's best selling autobiographical novel, Fever Pitch. English teacher Paul Ashworth believes his long standing obsession with Arsenal serves him well. But then he meets Sarah. Their relationship develops in tandem with Arsenal's roller coaster fortunes in the football league, both leading to a nail biting climax.

Starring: Colin Firth, Ruth Gemmell, Mark Strong, Holly Aird, Ken Stott, Stephen Rea, Neil Pearson, Lorraine Ashbourne, Luke Aikman, Bea Guard ..
Directed by: David Evans
Release date: 1997-04-04
22.

The Man Who Knew Too Little

4.8
6.6/10 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
23.

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
24.

In & Out

4.6
6.4/10 IMDB

A midwestern teacher questions his sexuality after a former student makes a comment about him at the Academy Awards.

Starring: Kevin Kline, Joan Cusack, Tom Selleck, Matt Dillon, Debbie Reynolds, Wilford Brimley, Bob Newhart, Gregory Jbara, Shalom Harlow, Shawn Hatosy ..
Directed by: Frank Oz
Release date: 1997-09-10
25.

Fierce Creatures

4.6
6.4/10 IMDB

Ex-policeman Rollo Lee is sent to run Marwood Zoo, the newly acquired business of a New Zealand tycoon. In order to meet high profit targets and keep the zoo open, Rollo enforces a new 'fierce creatures' policy, whereby only the most impressive and dangerous animals are allowed to remain in the zoo. However, the keepers are less enthusiastic about complying with these demands.

Starring: John Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, Michael Palin, Robert Lindsay, Ronnie Corbett, Carey Lowell, Bille Brown, Derek Griffiths, Cynthia Cleese ..
Directed by: Fred Schepisi, Robert Young
Release date: 1997-01-23
26.

Romy and Michele's High School Reunion

4.6
6.3/10 IMDB

Two not-too-bright party girls reinvent themselves for their high school reunion. Armed with a borrowed Jaguar, new clothes and the story of their success as the inventors of Post-It notes, Romy and Michele descend on their alma mater, but their façade crumbles quickly.

Starring: Mira Sorvino, Lisa Kudrow, Janeane Garofalo, Alan Cumming, Julia Campbell, Camryn Manheim, Elaine Hendrix, Vincent Ventresca, Jacob Vargas, Justin Theroux ..
Directed by: David Mirkin
Release date: 1997-04-25
27.

Flubber

4.6
5.3/10 IMDB

Professor Phillip Brainard, an absent minded professor, works with his assistant Weebo, trying to create a substance that's a new source of energy and that will save Medfield College where his sweetheart Sara is the president. He has missed his wedding twice, and on the afternoon of his third wedding, Professor Brainard creates flubber, which allows objects to fly through the air.

Starring: Robin Williams, Marcia Gay Harden, Christopher McDonald, Raymond J. Barry, Clancy Brown, Nancy Olson, Ted Levine, Wil Wheaton, Edie McClurg, Jodi Benson ..
Directed by: Les Mayfield
Release date: 1997-11-26
28.

Fools Rush In

4.6
6.1/10 IMDB

After a one night stand with Alex, Isabel realizes that she is pregnant and they decide to get married. However, along with the marriage comes compromise of one's own cultural traditions.

Starring: Matthew Perry, Salma Hayek, Jon Tenney, Siobhan Fallon Hogan, Angelina Torres, John Bennett Perry, Jill Clayburgh, Suzanne Snyder, Anne Betancourt, Mark Adair-Rios ..
Directed by: Andy Tennant
Release date: 1997-02-14
29.

Addicted to Love

4.5
6.1/10 IMDB

Good-natured astronomer Sam is devastated when the love of his life leaves him for a suave Frenchman. He therefore does what every other normal dumpee would do — go to New York and set up home in the abandoned building opposite his ex-girlfriend's apartment, wait until she decides to leave her current lover, and then win her back.

Starring: Meg Ryan, Matthew Broderick, Kelly Preston, Tchéky Karyo, Maureen Stapleton, Nesbitt Blaisdell, Remak Ramsay, Lee Wilkof, Susan Forristal, Dominick Dunne ..
Directed by: Griffin Dunne
Release date: 1997-05-23
30.

Cats Don't Dance

4.5
6.9/10 IMDB

Danny, an ambitious singing/dancing cat, goes to Hollywood and overcomes several obstacles to fulfill his dream of becoming a movie star.

Starring: Scott Bakula, Jasmine Guy, Natalie Cole, Ashley Peldon, Lindsay Ridgeway, Frank Welker, Debi Derryberry, Don Knotts, George Kennedy, John Rhys-Davies ..
Directed by: Mark Dindal
Release date: 1997-03-26
31.

A Life Less Ordinary

4.5
6.3/10 IMDB

A couple of angels, O'Reilly and Jackson, are sent to Earth to make sure that their next supervised love-connection succeeds. They follow Celine, a spoiled rich girl who has just accidentally shot a suitor and, due to a misunderstanding, is kidnapped by janitor Robert. Although Celine quickly frees herself, she stays with Robert for thrills. O'Reilly and Jackson pursue, hoping to unite the prospective lovers.

Starring: Ewan McGregor, Cameron Diaz, Holly Hunter, Delroy Lindo, Dan Hedaya, Stanley Tucci, Ian McNeice, Tony Shalhoub, Christopher Gorham, Ian Holm ..
Directed by: Danny Boyle
Release date: 1997-10-24
32.

Money Talks

4.4
6.2/10 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
33.

Vegas Vacation

4.4
5.9/10 IMDB

The Griswold family hits the road again for a typically ill-fated vacation, this time to the glitzy mecca of slots and showgirls—Las Vegas.

Starring: Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Randy Quaid, Ethan Embry, Marisol Nichols, Miriam Flynn, Shae D'Lyn, Wayne Newton, Wallace Shawn, Sid Caesar ..
Directed by: Stephen Kessler
Release date: 1997-02-13
34.

For Richer or Poorer

4.3
5.8/10 IMDB

Brad Sexton and his wife, Caroline, are wealthy New Yorkers with both marital and financial problems. The latter issue becomes a pressing matter when they discover that their accountant has embezzled millions and pinned the blame on them. Forced to go on the lam, Brad and Caroline end up in an Amish area of Pennsylvania and decide to pose as members of the religious group to evade the IRS. As the two adapt to the simple Amish lifestyle, they begin to reconnect.

Starring: Tim Allen, Kirstie Alley, Wayne Knight, Larry Miller, Jay O. Sanders, Michael Lerner, Miguel A. Núñez, Jr., Megan Cavanagh, John Pyper-Ferguson, Carrie Preston ..
Directed by: Bryan Spicer
Release date: 1997-12-11
35.

Good Burger

4.3
5.7/10 IMDB

Two hapless youths lead their burger joint in a fight against the giant fast-food chain across the street.

Starring: Kel Mitchell, Kenan Thompson, Sinbad, Abe Vigoda, Shar Jackson, Dan Schneider, Ron Lester, Linda Cardellini, Shaquille O'Neal, Carmen Electra ..
Directed by: Brian Robbins
Release date: 1997-07-25
36.

Nowhere

4.3
6.4/10 IMDB

In Los Angeles, a colorful assortment of bohemians try to make sense of their intersecting lives. The moody Dark Smith, his bisexual girlfriend, her lesbian lover and their shy gay friend plan on attending the wildest party of the year. But they'll only make it if they can survive the drug trips, suicides, trysts, mutilations and alien abductions that occur as one surreal day unfolds.

Starring: James Duval, Rachel True, Nathan Bexton, Chiara Mastroianni, Debi Mazar, Kathleen Robertson, Jordan Ladd, Christina Applegate, Sarah Lassez, Guillermo Díaz ..
Directed by: Gregg Araki
Release date: 1997-05-09
37.

The Borrowers

4.2
5.9/10 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
38.

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
Best Comedy Movies of 1997 : Eddie Izzard: Glorious
39.

Eddie Izzard: Glorious

4.1
8.4/10 IMDB

Eddie Izzard's routine has a loose trajectory from the beginning of the Old Testament and the creation of the world in seven days to Revelations. Along the way, we learn of the search for a career, bad giraffes, Prince Philip's gaffes, toilets in French campsites, the mysteries of hopscotch, becoming one's Dad and tranny bashing.

Starring: Eddie Izzard, Mac McDonald, Rhona Mitra ..
Directed by: Peter Richardson
Release date: 1997-11-17
40.

Picture Perfect

4.1
5.5/10 IMDB

A young advertising executive's life becomes increasingly complicated when, in order to impress her boss, she pretends to be engaged to a man she has just met.

Starring: Jennifer Aniston, Jay Mohr, Kevin Bacon, Olympia Dukakis, Illeana Douglas, Kevin Dunn, Peter McRobbie, Faran Tahir, Kaley Cuoco, Greg Grunberg ..
Directed by: Glenn Gordon Caron
Release date: 1997-08-01
41.

Love Jones

4.1
7.3/10 IMDB

Darius Lovehall is a young black poet in Chicago who starts dating Nina Moseley, a beautiful and talented photographer. While trying to figure out if they've got a "love thing" or are just "kicking it," they hang out with their friends, talking about love and sex. Then Nina tests the strength of Darius' feelings and sets a chain of romantic complications into motion.

Starring: Larenz Tate, Nia Long, Isaiah Washington, Bill Bellamy, Lisa Nicole Carson, Marie-Françoise Theodore, Khalil Kain, Leonard Roberts, Bernadette Speakes ..
Directed by: Theodore Witcher
Release date: 1997-03-14
42.

Home Alone 3

4.1
4.5/10 IMDB

9-year-old Alex Pruitt is home alone with the chicken pox. Turns out, due to a mix-up among nefarious spies, Alex was given a toy car concealing a top-secret microchip. Now Alex must fend off the spies as they try to break into his house to get it back.

Starring: Alex D. Linz, Olek Krupa, Rya Kihlstedt, Lenny Von Dohlen, Scarlett Johansson, Seth Smith, Haviland Morris, David Thornton, Kevin Kilner, Marian Seldes ..
Directed by: Raja Gosnell
Release date: 1997-12-12
43.

Fathers' Day

4.0
5.2/10 IMDB

Smart aleck lawyer, Jack Lawrence is one day visited by an ex-girlfriend who tells him her child is his. Enter Dale Putley. A depressed goofball who is also a writer, Dale meets with the same ex-girlfriend who also tells him her child is his. One day Jack and Dale meet and discover they've been told the same story—and there is now a question of who the real father is. They learn their son is following a rock band around Sacramento, so Jack and Dale must use teamwork to find him—and then find out which one of them is the real father.

Starring: Robin Williams, Billy Crystal, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Nastassja Kinski, Charlie Hofheimer, Bruce Greenwood, Dennis Burkley, Haylie Johnson, Charles Rocket, Patti D'Arbanville ..
Directed by: Ivan Reitman
Release date: 1997-05-09
44.

Excess Baggage

4.0
5.3/10 IMDB

A rich brat fakes her own kidnapping, but in the process ends up locked in the trunk of a car that gets stolen.

Starring: Alicia Silverstone, Benicio del Toro, Christopher Walken, Jack Thompson, Harry Connick Jr., Stacy Grant, Nicholas Turturro, Michael Bowen, Robert Wisden, Leland Orser ..
Directed by: Marco Brambilla
Release date: 1997-08-29
45.

Beverly Hills Ninja

4.0
5.5/10 IMDB

Haru, an orphaned American who washes ashore in Japan and is mistaken for the great White Ninja of legend. Raised among the finest Ninjas, Haru grows strong and big - very big. With the grace of all Three Stooges rolled into one body, Haru is an embarrassment to his clan. But when a beautiful blonde pleads for his help, Haru is given one dangerous, disastrously funny chance to prove himself.

Starring: Chris Farley, Nicollette Sheridan, Robin Shou, Nathaniel Parker, Chris Rock, Soon-Tek Oh, Keith Cooke, François Chau, Dale Ishimoto, Daming Chen ..
Directed by: Dennis Dugan
Release date: 1997-01-17
46.

An American Werewolf in Paris

4.0
5.1/10 IMDB

An American man unwittingly gets involved with werewolves who have developed a serum allowing them to transform at will.

Starring: Tom Everett Scott, Julie Delpy, Vince Vieluf, Julie Bowen, Phil Buckman, Pierre Cosso, Thierry Lhermitte, Tom Novembre, Maria Machado, Ben Salem Bouabdallah ..
Directed by: Anthony Waller
Release date: 1997-05-29
47.

Air Bud

4.0
5.2/10 IMDB

A lonely boy befriends a stray dog who has a natural talent for basketball and together they experience the highs and lows of life as their friendship remains solid through a series of escapades.

Starring: Kevin Zegers, Wendy Makkena, Michael Jeter, Bill Cobbs, Brendan Fletcher, Norman Browning, Eric Christmas, Nicola Cavendish, Jay Brazeau, Stephen E. Miller ..
Directed by: Charles Martin Smith
Release date: 1997-08-01
48.

Troops

4.0
7.7/10 IMDB

Stormtroopers on Tattooine show us what life is like patrolling and law-upholding on the sandy planet. While being filmed for the hit Imperial TV show TROOPS, Stormtroopers from the infamous Black Sheep Squadron on patrol run into some very familiar characters.

Directed by: Kevin Rubio
Release date: 1997-07-18
Best Comedy Movies of 1997 : Bottom Live 3: Hooligan's Island
49.

Bottom Live 3: Hooligan's Island

3.9
7.7/10 IMDB

Filmed during their sell-out 1997 tour, Bottom Live 3: Hooligan's Island features Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson at their comedic finest. This time around Richie Richard (Mayall) and Eddie Hitler (Edmondson) are marooned on a desert island in the middle of the Pacific.

Starring: Adrian Edmondson, Rik Mayall ..
Release date: 1997-10-27
50.

The Beautician and the Beast

3.9
5.4/10 IMDB

The story follows the misadventures of a New York City beautician who is mistakenly hired as the school teacher for the children of the president of a small Eastern European country.

Starring: Timothy Dalton, Fran Drescher, Michael Lerner, Ian McNeice, Patrick Malahide, Lisa Jakub, Tamara Mello, Phyllis Newman, Heather DeLoach, Adam LaVorgna ..
Directed by: Ken Kwapis
Release date: 1997-02-07

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