Best Comedy Movies of 1997

1.

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
2.

Deconstructing Harry

5.4
7.4/10 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
3.

Chasing Amy

5.1
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
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
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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.

George of the Jungle

4.5
5.4/10 IMDB

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, Abraham Benrubi, Holland Taylor, John Bennett Perry, Greg Cruttwell, Kelly Miracco ..
Directed by: Sam Weisman
Release date: 1997-07-15
7.

Romy and Michele's High School Reunion

4.5
6.2/10 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
8.

Fools Rush In

4.4
6.0/10 IMDB

Alex Whitman (Matthew Perry) is a designer from New York City who is sent to Las Vegas to supervise the construction of a nightclub that his firm has been hired to build. Alex is a straight-laced WASP-ish type who, while enjoying a night on the town, meets Isabel Fuentes (Salma Hayek), a free-spirited Mexican-American photographer. Alex and Isabel are overtaken by lust at first sight and end up sp

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
9.

Vegas Vacation

4.4
6.0/10 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
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10.

Beastie Boys: Sabotage

4.3
8.4/10 IMDB

Includes the songs: Djembe, Gratitude (Live), Sabotage, The Hurricane Freestyle, Triphamnmer, Skills To Pay The Bills (Live), Time For Living, Sabrosa, Something's Got to Give, Screaming At a Wall (Live), Namaste' (Live), Futterman's Rule, 5-Piece Chicken Dinner, Jimmy James, Conga + Bass, Mullethead, Ricky's Theme, and So What 'Cha Want (Live with Cypress Hill).

Starring: Adam Yauch, Adam Horovitz, Mike D, DJ Hurricane ..
Directed by: Spike Jonze
Release date: 1997-12-10

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