Best Drama Movies of 1997

1.

Titanic

7.2
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.

Boogie Nights

6.3
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
4.

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
5.

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
6.

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
7.

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
8.

Seven Years in Tibet

5.9
7.1/10 IMDB

Austrian mountaineer, Heinrich Harrer journeys to the Himalayas without his family to head an expedition in 1939. But when World War II breaks out, the arrogant Harrer falls into Allied forces' hands as a prisoner of war. He escapes with a fellow detainee and makes his way to Llaso, Tibet, where he meets the 14-year-old Dalai Lama, whose friendship ultimately transforms his outlook on life.

Starring: Brad Pitt, Jamyang Jamtsho Wangchuk, David Thewlis, BD Wong, Mako, Ingeborga Dapk?nait?, Lhakpa Tsamchoe, Duncan Fraser, Danny Denzongpa, Victor Wong ..
Directed by: Jean-Jacques Annaud
Release date: 1997-09-12
9.

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
10.

The Castle

5.4
7.7/10 IMDB

A Melbourne family is very happy living near the Melbourne airport. However, they are forced to leave their beloved home (by the Government and airport authorities) to make way for more runways. 'The Castle' is the story of how they fight to remain in their home.

Starring: Michael Caton, Anne Tenney, Stephen Curry, Anthony Simcoe, Sophie Lee, Wayne Hope, Charles Tingwell, Tiriel Mora, Eric Bana, Robyn Nevin ..
Directed by: Rob Sitch
Release date: 1997-04-10

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