Best Crime Movies of 1997

1.

L.A. Confidential

6.5
8.2/10 IMDB

Three detectives in the corrupt and brutal L.A. police force of the 1950s use differing methods to uncover a conspiracy behind the shotgun slayings of the patrons at an all-night diner.

Starring: Kevin Spacey, Guy Pearce, Danny DeVito, James Cromwell, Kim Basinger, Russell Crowe, David Strathairn, Ron Rifkin, Matt McCoy, Paul Guilfoyle ..
Directed by: Curtis Hanson
Release date: 1997-09-19
2.

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
3.

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. Based on Elmore Leonard's novel “Rum Punch”.

Starring: Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert De Niro, Bridget Fonda, Michael Keaton, Robert Forster, Michael Bowen, Chris Tucker, LisaGay Hamilton, Tom Lister Jr. ..
Directed by: Quentin Tarantino
Release date: 1997-12-24
4.

Face/Off

6.0
7.3/10 IMDB

An antiterrorism agent goes under the knife to acquire the likeness of a terrorist and gather details about a bombing plot. When the terrorist escapes custody, he undergoes surgery to look like the agent so he can get close to the agent's family.

Starring: John Travolta, Nicolas Cage, Joan Allen, Alessandro Nivola, Gina Gershon, Dominique Swain, Nick Cassavetes, Harve Presnell, Colm Feore, John Carroll Lynch ..
Directed by: John Woo
Release date: 1997-06-27
5.

Con Air

5.7
6.9/10 IMDB

When the government puts all its rotten criminal eggs in one airborne basket, it's asking for trouble. Before you can say, "Pass the barf bag," the crooks control the plane, led by creepy Cyrus "The Virus" Grissom. Watching his every move is the just-released Cameron Poe, who'd rather reunite with his family.

Starring: Nicolas Cage, John Cusack, John Malkovich, Ving Rhames, Nick Chinlund, Steve Buscemi, Colm Meaney, Rachel Ticotin, Dave Chappelle, Mykelti Williamson ..
Directed by: Simon West
Release date: 1997-06-01
6.

12 Angry Men

5.6
7.9/10 IMDB

During the trial of a man accused of his father's murder, a lone juror takes a stand against the guilty verdict handed down by the others as a result of their preconceptions and prejudices. The film is adapted by Reginald Rose from his own 1957 film version (directed by Sidney Lumet) and from the Westinghouse One television production that predated it. George C. Scott won a Golden Globe for his supporting role; righteous juror Jack Lemmon was denied such an honor for Best Actor, but recipient Ving Rhames (for Don King) dedicated his award to Lemmon.

Starring: Courtney B. Vance, Ossie Davis, George C. Scott, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Dorian Harewood, James Gandolfini, Tony Danza, Jack Lemmon, Hume Cronyn, Mykelti Williamson ..
Directed by: William Friedkin
Release date: 1997-08-17
7.

Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

5.5
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
8.

The Rainmaker

5.2
7.2/10 IMDB

When Rudy Baylor, a young attorney with no clients, goes to work for a seedy ambulance chaser, he wants to help the parents of a terminally ill boy in their suit against an insurance company. But to take on corporate America, Rudy and a scrappy paralegal must open their own law firm.

Starring: Matt Damon, Danny DeVito, Jon Voight, Claire Danes, Mary Kay Place, Dean Stockwell, Virginia Madsen, Mickey Rourke, Randy Travis, Roy Scheider ..
Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola
Release date: 1997-11-18
9.

Cop Land

5.0
6.9/10 IMDB

Freddy Heflin is the sheriff of a place everyone calls “Cop Land” — a small and seemingly peaceful town populated by the big city police officers he’s long admired. Yet something ugly is taking place behind the town’s peaceful facade. And when Freddy uncovers a massive, deadly conspiracy among these local residents, he is forced to take action and make a dangerous choice between protecting his idols and upholding the law.

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Harvey Keitel, Ray Liotta, Robert De Niro, Michael Rapaport, Annabella Sciorra, Peter Berg, Robert Patrick, Arthur J. Nascarella, John Spencer ..
Directed by: James Mangold
Release date: 1997-08-15
10.

Absolute Power

5.0
6.7/10 IMDB

A master thief coincidentally is robbing a house where a murder—in which the President of The United States is involved—occurs in front of his eyes. He is forced to run, while holding evidence that could convict the President.

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Gene Hackman, Ed Harris, Scott Glenn, Laura Linney, Judy Davis, Dennis Haysbert, Alison Eastwood, Melora Hardin, E.G. Marshall ..
Directed by: Clint Eastwood
Release date: 1997-02-14

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