Best Crime Movies of 1997

1.

Donnie Brasco

6.2
7.7/10 IMDB

An FBI undercover agent infilitrates the mob and finds himself identifying more with the mafia life at the expense of his regular one.

Starring: Johnny Depp, Al Pacino, Michael Madsen, Bruno Kirby, James Russo, Anne Heche, Zeljko Ivanek, Brian Tarantina, Rocco Sisto, Zach Grenier ..
Directed by: Mike Newell
Release date: 1997-02-27
2.

Gummo

4.9
6.7/10 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, Chloƫ Sevigny, Carisa Glucksman, Darby Dougherty, Jacob Sewell, Mark Gonzales, Daniel Martin, Harmony Korine ..
Directed by: Harmony Korine
Release date: 1997-10-17
3.

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
4.

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

4.8
6.6/10 IMDB

A visiting city reporter's assignment suddenly revolves around the murder trial of a local millionaire, whom he befriends.

Starring: John Cusack, Kevin Spacey, Jude Law, Alison Eastwood, Jack Thompson, Irma P. Hall, Paul Hipp, Lady Chablis, Kim Hunter, Geoffrey Lewis ..
Directed by: Clint Eastwood
Release date: 1997-11-21
5.

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
6.

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
7.

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 ..
Directed by: Thomas Carter
Release date: 1997-01-16
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8.

Dial H-I-S-T-O-R-Y

3.2
6.9/10 IMDB

An acclaimed hijacking documentary that eerily foreshadowed 9/11. We meet the romantic skyjackers who fought their revolutions and won airtime on the passenger planes of the 1960s and '70s. By the 1990s, such characters were apparently no more, replaced on our TV screens by stories of anonymous bombs in suitcases. Director Johan Grimonprez investigates the politics behind this change, at the same time unwrapping our own complicity in the urge for ultimate disaster.

Directed by: Johan Grimonprez
Release date: 1997-01-01
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9.

No Child of Mine

2.9
7.3/10 IMDB

Thirteen-year-old Kerry is repeatedly sexually abused by several adults, including at one point her mother. Her father sets her up as a prostitute. Kerry finally calls Childline and is put in a safe house, where she tries to come to terms with what has been done to her. Based on a true story, with the names changed to protect the real Kerry's identity.

Starring: Brooke Kinsella, Colin Salmon, Billy Geraghty, Sharon Small, Ginny Holder, Geoffrey Church, Colin Wyatt, Darren Tighe ..
Directed by: Peter Kosminsky
Release date: 1997-02-25
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10.

Pronto

2.4
5.7/10 IMDB

Harry Arno is a Miami Beach bookie who finds himself in trouble with his mob bosses for reasons he can't quite figure out. When an assailant attempts to kill him, he decides that it's time to retire, so he relocates to Greece.

Starring: Peter Falk, Glenne Headly, James Le Gros, Sergio Castellitto, Glenn Plummer ..
Directed by: Jim McBride
Release date: 1997-06-08

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