Best Family Movies of 1997

1.

Hercules

6.2
7.3/10 IMDB

Bestowed with superhuman strength, a young mortal named Hercules sets out to prove himself a hero in the eyes of his father, the great god Zeus. Along with his friends Pegasus, a flying horse, and Phil, a personal trainer, Hercules is tricked by the hilarious, hotheaded villain Hades, who's plotting to take over Mount Olympus!

Starring: Tate Donovan, Josh Keaton, Roger Bart, Danny DeVito, James Woods, Susan Egan, Bobcat Goldthwait, Matt Frewer, Rip Torn, Samantha Eggar ..
Directed by: John Musker, Ron Clements
Release date: 1997-06-20
2.

Anastasia

6.1
7.2/10 IMDB

This animated adventure retells the story of the lost daughter of Russia's last czar. The evil Rasputin places a curse on the Romanov family, and Anastasia and her grandmother, Empress Maria, get separated. After growing up in an orphanage, Anastasia encounters two Russian men seeking a reward offered by Empress Maria for the return of her granddaughter. The trio travels to Paris, where they find that the empress has grown skeptical of imposters.

Starring: Meg Ryan, John Cusack, Christopher Lloyd, Angela Lansbury, Hank Azaria, Kelsey Grammer, Bernadette Peters, Kirsten Dunst, Andrea Martin, Glenn Walker Harris Jr. ..
Directed by: Gary Goldman, Don Bluth
Release date: 1997-11-20
3.

Geri's Game

5.6
7.9/10 IMDB

An aging codger named Geri plays a daylong game of chess in the park against himself. Somehow, he begins losing to his livelier opponent. But just when the game's nearly over, Geri manages to turn the tables.

Starring: Bob Peterson ..
Directed by: Jan Pinkava
Release date: 1997-11-24
4.

Bean

5.4
6.5/10 IMDB

Childlike Englishman, Mr. Bean, is an incompetent watchman at the Royal National Gallery. After the museum's board of directors' attempt to have him fired is blocked by the chairman, who has taken a liking to Bean, they send him to Los Angeles to act as their ambassador for the unveiling of a historic painting to humiliate him. Fooled, Mr. Bean must now successfully unveil the painting or risk his and a hapless Los Angeles curator's termination.

Starring: Rowan Atkinson, Peter MacNicol, John Mills, Pamela Reed, Harris Yulin, Burt Reynolds, Larry Drake, Danny Goldring, Johnny Galecki, Chris Ellis ..
Directed by: Mel Smith
Release date: 1997-07-03
5.

MouseHunt

4.7
6.5/10 IMDB

Down-on-their luck brothers, Lars and Ernie Smuntz, aren't happy with the crumbling old mansion they inherit... until they discover the estate is worth millions. Before they can cash in, they have to rid the house of its single, stubborn occupant—a tiny and tenacious mouse.

Starring: Nathan Lane, Lee Evans, Vicki Lewis, Maury Chaykin, Eric Christmas, Michael Jeter, Debra Christofferson, Camilla Søeberg, Ian Abercrombie, Annabelle Gurwitch ..
Directed by: Gore Verbinski
Release date: 1997-12-19
6.

George of the Jungle

4.6
5.5/10 IMDB

Deep in the African jungle, a baby named George, the sole survivor of a plane crash, is raised by gorillas. George grows up to be a buff and lovable klutz who has a rain forest full of animal friends: Tookie, his big-beaked toucan messenger; Ape, a witty talking gorilla; and Shep, a peanut-loving pooch of an elephant. But when poachers mess with George's pals, the King Of Swing swings into action.

Starring: Brendan Fraser, Leslie Mann, Thomas Haden Church, John Cleese, Richard Roundtree, Abraham Benrubi, Holland Taylor, John Bennett Perry, Greg Cruttwell, Kelly Miracco ..
Directed by: Sam Weisman
Release date: 1997-07-15
7.

Flubber

4.6
5.3/10 IMDB

Professor Phillip Brainard, an absent minded professor, works with his assistant Weebo, trying to create a substance that's a new source of energy and that will save Medfield College where his sweetheart Sara is the president. He has missed his wedding twice, and on the afternoon of his third wedding, Professor Brainard creates flubber, which allows objects to fly through the air.

Starring: Robin Williams, Marcia Gay Harden, Christopher McDonald, Raymond J. Barry, Clancy Brown, Nancy Olson, Ted Levine, Wil Wheaton, Edie McClurg, Jodi Benson ..
Directed by: Les Mayfield
Release date: 1997-11-26
8.

Cats Don't Dance

4.4
6.9/10 IMDB

Danny, an ambitious singing/dancing cat, goes to Hollywood and overcomes several obstacles to fulfill his dream of becoming a movie star.

Starring: Scott Bakula, Jasmine Guy, Natalie Cole, Ashley Peldon, Lindsay Ridgeway, Frank Welker, Debi Derryberry, Don Knotts, George Kennedy, John Rhys-Davies ..
Directed by: Mark Dindal
Release date: 1997-03-26
9.

Pooh's Grand Adventure: The Search for Christopher Robin

4.4
7.1/10 IMDB

Pooh gets confused when Christopher Robin leaves him a note to say that he has gone back to school after the holidays. So Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, Eeyore and Rabbit go in search of Christopher Robin which leads to a big adventure.

Starring: Jim Cummings, John Fiedler, Ken Sansom, Paul Winchell, Peter Cullen, Brady Bluhm, Andre Stojka, David Warner, Steven Schatzberg, Frankie J. Galasso ..
Directed by: Karl Geurs
Release date: 1997-08-05
10.

The Borrowers

4.2
5.9/10 IMDB

The four-inch-tall Clock family secretly share a house with the normal-sized Lender family, "borrowing" such items as thread, safety pins, batteries and scraps of food. However, their peaceful co-existence is disturbed when evil lawyer Ocious P. Potter steals the will granting title to the house, which he plans to demolish in order to build apartments. The Lenders are forced to move, and the Clocks face the risk of being exposed to the normal-sized world.

Starring: John Goodman, Jim Broadbent, Mark Williams, Celia Imrie, Tom Felton, Hugh Laurie, Bradley Pierce, Ruby Wax, Doon Mackichan, Alex Winter ..
Directed by: Peter Hewitt
Release date: 1997-12-05

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