Best Drama Movies of 1997

1.

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
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.

Chasing Amy

5.1
7.2/10 IMDB

Holden and Banky are comic book artists. Everything is going good for them until they meet Alyssa, also a comic book artist. Holden falls for her, but his hopes are crushed when he finds out she's a lesbian.

Starring: Ben Affleck, Joey Lauren Adams, Jason Lee, Dwight Ewell, Jason Mewes, Kevin Smith, Ethan Suplee, Scott Mosier, Casey Affleck, Matt Damon ..
Directed by: Kevin Smith
Release date: 1997-04-04
4.

The Edge

5.0
6.9/10 IMDB

The plane carrying wealthy Charles Morse crashes down in the Alaskan wilderness. Together with the two other passengers, photographer Robert and assistant Stephen, Charles devises a plan to help them reach civilization. However, his biggest obstacle might not be the elements, or even the Kodiak bear stalking them -- it could be Robert, whom Charles suspects is having an affair with his wife and would not mind seeing him dead.

Starring: Alec Baldwin, Anthony Hopkins, Elle Macpherson, Harold Perrineau, L.Q. Jones, Kathleen Wilhoite, David Lindstedt, Mark Kiely, Eli Gabay, Larry Musser ..
Directed by: Lee Tamahori
Release date: 1997-09-06
5.

The Postman

4.6
6.1/10 IMDB

In 2013 there are no highways, no I-ways, no dreams of a better tomorrow, only scattered survivors across what was once the Unites States. Into this apocalyptic wasteland comes an enigmatic drifter with a mule, a knack for Shakespeare and something yet undiscovered: the power to inspire hope.

Starring: Kevin Costner, Will Patton, Olivia Williams, Larenz Tate, Tom Petty, Giovanni Ribisi, James Russo, Daniel von Bargen, Scott Bairstow, Roberta Maxwell ..
Directed by: Kevin Costner
Release date: 1997-12-25
6.

Volcano

4.2
5.5/10 IMDB

An earthquake shatters a peaceful Los Angeles morning and opens a fissure deep into the earth, causing lava to start bubbling up. As a volcano begins forming in the La Brea Tar Pits, the director of the city's emergency management service, Mike Roark, working with geologist Amy Barnes, must then use every resource in the city to try and stop the volcano from consuming Los Angeles.

Starring: Tommy Lee Jones, Anne Heche, Gaby Hoffmann, Don Cheadle, Joshua Fardon, Jacqueline Kim, Keith David, John Corbett, Michael Rispoli, John Carroll Lynch ..
Directed by: Mick Jackson
Release date: 1997-04-25
Best Drama Movies of 1997 : Subway Stories: Tales from the Underground
7.

Subway Stories: Tales from the Underground

3.9
6.5/10 IMDB

The actual experiences of New York City subway riders are dramatized in a collection of 10 intriguing and very different vignettes. The tales showcase an ensemble of familiar faces, and range from stories of compassion and love to reflections on violence and loss. Among them: a disabled beggar quarrels with a woman and ruins her shoes with his wheelchair, provoking onlookers to wrath and pity; a skittish tourist proves to be her own worst enemy; a newlywed trysts with a mysterious sexpot; a commuter helplessly witnesses a suicide attempt; and, in the most affecting segment, a young woman grieves over her mother's imminent death.

Starring: Bill Irwin, Christine Lahti, Denis Leary, Kevin Corrigan, Sarita Choudhury, Bonnie Hunt, N'Bushe Wright, Lili Taylor, Michael Rapaport, Steve Zahn ..
Directed by: Bob Balaban, Patricia Benoit, Julie Dash, Jonathan Demme, Ted Demme, Abel Ferrara, Alison Maclean, Craig McKay, Lucas Platt, Seth Zvi Rosenfeld
Release date: 1997-07-24
8.

Phil-American Boy

3.5
8.1/10 IMDB

Former nightclub singer Tessie is a single mother living with her son Christopher, a teenager who longs to meet his American soldier father. But when Christopher's wish comes true, the reunion is not at all what he expected. Meanwhile, although she has a long history of choosing bad boyfriends, Tessie firmly believes car salesman Dante is the right man for her.

Starring: Patrick Garcia, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Edu Manzano, Anna Larrucea, Nida Blanca, Cherry Pie Picache, Laura James, Eula Valdez, Piolo Pascual, Albert Martinez ..
Directed by: Jose Javier Reyes
Release date: 1997-01-01
Best Drama Movies of 1997 : Alone
9.

Alone

3.3
5.7/10 IMDB

An aging, recently widowed man is approached by an oil company ready to pay him for his land. While his family is in favor, the man struggles with the decision in this Horton Foote screenplay.

Starring: Hume Cronyn, James Earl Jones, Ed Begley Jr., Shelley Duvall, Shelley Duvall, Frederic Forrest, Roxanne Hart, Piper Laurie, Rex Linn, Joanna Miles ..
Directed by: Michael Lindsay-Hogg
Release date: 1997-12-21
10.

True Women

3.3
6.8/10 IMDB

True Women is a sweeping saga of love, war and adventure. Spanning five decades from the Texas Revolution through the Civil War, Reconstruction and beyond, True Women is the story of the love, friendship, survival and triumphs

Release date: 1997-05-18

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