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.

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: 1997-06-05
3.

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.

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
4.

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
5.

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
6.

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 Amaru Shakur, Tim Roth, Thandie Newton, Charles Fleischer, Howard Hesseman, Vondie Curtis-Hall, John Sayles, Lucy Liu, Bokeem Woodbine ..
Directed by: Vondie Curtis-Hall
Release date: 1997-01-29
7.

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
8.

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
9.

Kiss the Girls

4.8
6.6/10 IMDB

Forensic psychologist Alex Cross travels to North Carolina and teams with escaped kidnap victim Kate McTiernan to hunt down "Casanova," a serial killer who abducts strong-willed women and forces them to submit to his demands. The trail leads to Los Angeles, where the duo discovers that the psychopath may not be working alone.

Starring: Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Cary Elwes, Alex McArthur, Tony Goldwyn, Jay O. Sanders, Bill Nunn, Brian Cox, Richard T. Jones, Roma Maffia ..
Directed by: Gary Fleder
Release date: 1997-09-29
10.

The Devil's Own

4.6
6.2/10 IMDB

Frankie McGuire, one of the IRA's deadliest assassins, draws an American family into the crossfire of terrorism. But when he is sent to the U.S. to buy weapons, Frankie is housed with the family of Tom O'Meara, a New York cop who knows nothing about Frankie's real identity. Their surprising friendship, and Tom's growing suspicions, forces Frankie to choose between the promise of peace or a lifetime of murder.

Starring: Brad Pitt, Harrison Ford, Rubén Blades, Treat Williams, Natascha McElhone, Margaret Colin, Kelly Singer, Ashley Carin, Julia Stiles, Simon Jones ..
Directed by: Alan J. Pakula
Release date: 1997-03-12

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