Best Drama Movies of 1997

1.

Titanic

7.1
7.8/10 IMDB

101-year-old Rose DeWitt Bukater tells the story of her life aboard the Titanic, 84 years later. A young Rose boards the ship with her mother and fiancé. Meanwhile, Jack Dawson and Fabrizio De Rossi win third-class tickets aboard the ship. Rose tells the whole story from Titanic's departure through to its death—on its first and last voyage—on April 15, 1912.

Starring: Kate Winslet, Leonardo DiCaprio, Billy Zane, Kathy Bates, Frances Fisher, Gloria Stuart, Bill Paxton, Bernard Hill, David Warner, Victor Garber ..
Directed by: James Cameron
Release date: 1997-11-18
2.

Good Will Hunting

6.8
8.3/10 IMDB

Will Hunting has a genius-level IQ but chooses to work as a janitor at MIT. When he solves a difficult graduate-level math problem, his talents are discovered by Professor Gerald Lambeau, who decides to help the misguided youth reach his potential. When Will is arrested for attacking a police officer, Professor Lambeau makes a deal to get leniency for him if he will get treatment from therapist Sean Maguire.

Starring: Matt Damon, Robin Williams, Ben Affleck, Stellan Skarsgård, Minnie Driver, Casey Affleck, Cole Hauser, John Mighton, Rachel Majorowski, Colleen McCauley ..
Directed by: Gus Van Sant
Release date: 1997-12-05
3.

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
4.

Boogie Nights

6.4
7.9/10 IMDB

Set in 1977, back when sex was safe, pleasure was a business and business was booming, idealistic porn producer Jack Horner aspires to elevate his craft to an art form. Horner discovers Eddie Adams, a hot young talent working as a busboy in a nightclub, and welcomes him into the extended family of movie-makers, misfits and hangers-on that are always around. Adams' rise from nobody to a celebrity adult entertainer is meteoric, and soon the whole world seems to know his porn alter ego, "Dirk Diggler". Now, when disco and drugs are in vogue, fashion is in flux and the party never seems to stop, Adams' dreams of turning sex into stardom are about to collide with cold, hard reality.

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Burt Reynolds, John C. Reilly, Julianne Moore, Thomas Jane, Heather Graham, Philip Seymour Hoffman, William H. Macy, Don Cheadle, Luis Guzmán ..
Directed by: Paul Thomas Anderson
Release date: 1997-10-07
5.

The Game

6.4
7.8/10 IMDB

In honor of his birthday, San Francisco banker Nicholas Van Orton, a financial genius and a cold-hearted loner, receives an unusual present from his younger brother, Conrad: a gift certificate to play a unique kind of game. In nary a nanosecond, Nicholas finds himself consumed by a dangerous set of ever-changing rules, unable to distinguish where the charade ends and reality begins.

Starring: Michael Douglas, Sean Penn, Deborah Kara Unger, James Rebhorn, Spike Jonze, Anna Katarina, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Carroll Baker, Scott Hunter McGuire, Elizabeth Dennehy ..
Directed by: David Fincher
Release date: 1997-09-12
6.

Lost Highway

6.2
7.6/10 IMDB

A tormented jazz musician finds himself lost in an enigmatic story involving murder, surveillance, gangsters, doppelgangers, and an impossible transformation inside a prison cell.

Starring: Bill Pullman, Patricia Arquette, John Roselius, Louis Eppolito, Robert Blake, Jenna Maetlind, Michael Massee, Henry Rollins, Michael Shamus Wiles, Mink Stole ..
Directed by: David Lynch
Release date: 1997-01-15
7.

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
8.

The Devil's Advocate

6.2
7.5/10 IMDB

A hotshot lawyer gets more than he bargained for when he learns his new boss is Lucifer himself.

Starring: Keanu Reeves, Al Pacino, Charlize Theron, Jeffrey Jones, Judith Ivey, Connie Nielsen, Craig T. Nelson, Tamara Tunie, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Debra Monk ..
Directed by: Taylor Hackford
Release date: 1997-10-17
9.

Contact

6.1
7.4/10 IMDB

Contact is a science fiction film about an encounter with alien intelligence. Based on the novel by Carl Sagan the film starred Jodie Foster as the one chosen scientist who must make some difficult decisions between her beliefs, the truth, and reality.

Starring: Jodie Foster, Matthew McConaughey, James Woods, John Hurt, Tom Skerritt, William Fichtner, David Morse, Angela Bassett, Geoffrey Blake, Max Martini ..
Directed by: Robert Zemeckis
Release date: 1997-07-11
10.

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 Lister Jr. ..
Directed by: Quentin Tarantino
Release date: 1997-04-10

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