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
7.1/10 IMDB

This animated adventure spins a more optimistic twist on the long-mythicized story of the "lost daughter" of Russia's last czar. A wicked sorcerer places a curse on the Romanov family, and Anastasia is separated from them during their attempts to escape from a rowdy revolt seizing their palace. Years later, after growing up with amnesia in an orphanage, "Anya" encounters two Russian men seeking a reward offered by the Dowager Empress Marie, for the return of her missing granddaughter. They decide to travel together to visit the Empress in Paris. Will Anya finally be reunited with her remaining family and find a loving home at last?

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
7.8/10 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

5.3
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

4.5
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
7.0/10 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.

Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas

4.3
5.9/10 IMDB

Astonished to find the Beast has a deep-seeded hatred for the Christmas season, Belle endeavors to change his mind on the matter.

Starring: Paige O'Hara, Robby Benson, Jerry Orbach, David Ogden Stiers, Bernadette Peters, Tim Curry, Haley Joel Osment, Paul Reubens, Angela Lansbury, Frank Welker ..
Directed by: Andrew Knight
Release date: 1997-11-11
11.

Good Burger

4.3
5.7/10 IMDB

Two hapless youths lead their burger joint in a fight against the giant fast-food chain across the street.

Starring: Kel Mitchell, Kenan Thompson, Sinbad, Abe Vigoda, Shar Jackson, Dan Schneider, Ron Lester, Linda Cardellini, Shaquille O'Neal, Carmen Electra ..
Directed by: Brian Robbins
Release date: 1997-07-25
12.

The Borrowers

4.2
5.8/10 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
13.

Cinderella

4.1
6.7/10 IMDB

Cinderella chafes under the cruelty of her wicked stepmother and her evil stepsisters, until her Fairy Godmother steps in to change her life for one unforgettable night. At the ball, she falls for handsome Prince Christopher, whose parents, King Maximillian and Queen Constantina, are anxious for him to find a suitable paramour.

Starring: Brandy Norwood, Whitney Houston, Victor Garber, Whoopi Goldberg, Bernadette Peters, Jason Alexander, Paolo Montalbán, Natalie Desselle-Reid, Veanne Cox ..
Directed by: Robert Iscove
Release date: 1997-11-02
14.

Home Alone 3

4.0
4.5/10 IMDB

9-year-old Alex Pruitt is home alone with the chicken pox. Turns out, due to a mix-up among nefarious spies, Alex was given a toy car concealing a top-secret microchip. Now Alex must fend off the spies as they try to break into his house to get it back.

Starring: Alex D. Linz, Olek Krupa, Rya Kihlstedt, Lenny Von Dohlen, Scarlett Johansson, Seth Smith, Haviland Morris, David Thornton, Kevin Kilner, Marian Seldes ..
Directed by: Raja Gosnell
Release date: 1997-12-12
15.

Fathers' Day

4.0
5.2/10 IMDB

Smart aleck lawyer, Jack Lawrence is one day visited by an ex-girlfriend who tells him her child is his. Enter Dale Putley. A depressed goofball who is also a writer, Dale meets with the same ex-girlfriend who also tells him her child is his. One day Jack and Dale meet and discover they've been told the same story—and there is now a question of who the real father is. They learn their son is following a rock band around Sacramento, so Jack and Dale must use teamwork to find him—and then find out which one of them is the real father.

Starring: Robin Williams, Billy Crystal, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Nastassja Kinski, Charlie Hofheimer, Bruce Greenwood, Dennis Burkley, Haylie Johnson, Charles Rocket, Patti D'Arbanville ..
Directed by: Ivan Reitman
Release date: 1997-05-09
16.

Air Bud

3.9
5.2/10 IMDB

A lonely boy befriends a stray dog who has a natural talent for basketball and together they experience the highs and lows of life as their friendship remains solid through a series of escapades.

Starring: Kevin Zegers, Wendy Makkena, Michael Jeter, Bill Cobbs, Brendan Fletcher, Norman Browning, Eric Christmas, Nicola Cavendish, Jay Brazeau, Stephen E. Miller ..
Directed by: Charles Martin Smith
Release date: 1997-08-01
Best Family Movies of 1997 : Oliver Twist
17.

Oliver Twist

3.9
6.2/10 IMDB

Charles Dickens' classical story about the young orphan boy in 1837 England is again re-filmed in grand fashion. Richard Dreyfuss portrays Fagin, the unscrupulous leader of the young pick-pockets Oliver (Alex Trench) initially falls in with after escaping from a sweat shop and going to London to find his relatives. Written by John Sacksteder

Starring: Richard Dreyfuss, Elijah Wood, David O'Hara, Alex Trench, Antoine Byrne, Olivia Caffrey, Anthony Finigan, Maria Charles, Des Braiden, Eileen Colgan ..
Directed by: Tony Bill
Release date: 1997-05-15
18.

Free Willy 3: The Rescue

3.9
4.7/10 IMDB

Willy the whale is back, this time threatened by illegal whalers making money off sushi. Jesse, now 16, has taken a job on an orca-researching ship, along with old friend Randolph and a sarcastic scientist, Drew. On the whaler's ship is captain John Wesley and his son, Max, who isn't really pleased about his father's job, but doesn't have the gut to say so. Along the way, Willy reunites with Jesse

Starring: Jason James Richter, August Schellenberg, Annie Corley, Vincent Berry, Patrick Kilpatrick, Tasha Simms, Peter LaCroix, Stephen E. Miller, Ian Tracey, Matthew Walker ..
Directed by: Sam Pillsbury
Release date: 1997-08-08
19.

Jungle 2 Jungle

3.8
5.1/10 IMDB

Uptight New York City executive, Michael Cromwell, pursues his soon-to-be ex-wife to South America and returns home with the son he never knew he had -- a boy raised in a tribal village in Brazil. Armed with only his blowgun, the 13-year-old Mimi-Siku discovers that the world outside his jungle home is indeed a strange place.

Starring: Tim Allen, Martin Short, JoBeth Williams, Lolita Davidovich, Sam Huntington, Leelee Sobieski, David Ogden Stiers, Bob Dishy, Valerie Mahaffey, Frankie J. Galasso ..
Directed by: John Pasquin
Release date: 1997-03-04
20.

Trojan War

3.8
5.6/10 IMDB

Brad is about to hook up with the girl of his dreams, but runs into a problem, no condom. So Brad sets out into the night to find one, running into many obstacles along the way, while not knowing his best friend, Leah is in love with him.

Starring: Will Friedle, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Marley Shelton, Danny Masterson, Jason Marsden, Eric Balfour, Jennie Kwan, Charlotte Ayanna, Kathy Griffin, Julien Cesario ..
Directed by: George Huang
Release date: 1997-09-26
21.

The Swan Princess: Escape from Castle Mountain

3.8
5.5/10 IMDB

The first wedding anniversary of Princess Odette and Prince Derek is distracted by field fires set by Knuckles. His master Clavius, wants to conquer the world, and he needs to capture a giant orb to do that. Clavius kidnaps Queen Uberta and Odette with Derek have to save her.

Starring: Michelle Nicastro, Douglas Sills, Steve Vinovich, Joseph Medrano, James Arrington, Rosie Mann, Jake Williamson ..
Directed by: Richard Rich
Release date: 1997-01-01
22.

The Land Before Time V: The Mysterious Island

3.8
5.9/10 IMDB

A plague of locusts strikes the Great Valley and decimates the plants . When the adults in the herd begin fighting over the scarce resources, young Littlefoot and his friends Petrie, Cera, Ducky and Spike split off from the main group, becoming stranded on an island after their path was destroyed by a tsunami. As they search for a way off the island, they encounter an old acquaintance who may become friend or foe.

Starring: John Ingle, Brandon La Croix, Aria Noelle Curzon, Rob Paulsen, Anndi McAfee, Jeff Bennett, Kenneth Mars, Miriam Flynn, Tress MacNeille, Cannon Young ..
Directed by: Charles Grosvenor
Release date: 1997-09-12
23.

Honey, We Shrunk Ourselves

3.7
4.9/10 IMDB

The joke's on absent-minded scientist Wayne Szalinski when his troublesome invention shrinks him, his brother and their wives so effectively that their children think they've completely disappeared. Of course, this gives the kids free rein to do anything they want, unaware that their parents are watching every move.

Starring: Rick Moranis, Eve Gordon, Bug Hall, Robin Bartlett, Stuart Pankin, Allison Mack, Jake Richardson, Mila Kunis, Erica Luttrell, JoJo Adams ..
Directed by: Dean Cundey
Release date: 1997-03-18
24.

Annabelle's Wish

3.6
7.2/10 IMDB

Annabelle - a calf who has a special wish for Christmas - wants to be a reindeer and help Santa Claus drive his sleigh as he delivers his presents! Annabelle's friends tell her not to get her hopes up, but to everyone's surprise, Santa does indeed meet up with Annabelle, and the calf gets to help Santa make the holiday special for one young boy.

Starring: Randy Travis, Kath Soucie, Aria Noelle Curzon, Jerry Van Dyke, Jennifer Darling, Jerry Houser, Steve Mackall, Mary Kay Bergman, Tress MacNeille, Brian Cummings ..
Directed by: Roy Wilson
Release date: 1997-10-21
25.

FairyTale: A True Story

3.5
6.5/10 IMDB

Two children in 1917 take a photograph, believed by some to be the first scientific evidence of the existence of fairies. Based on a true story

Starring: Florence Hoath, Elizabeth Earl, Paul McGann, Peter O'Toole, Harvey Keitel, Phoebe Nicholls, Bill Nighy, Tim McInnerny, Joseph May, Peter Mullan ..
Directed by: Charles Sturridge
Release date: 1997-10-24
26.

A Simple Wish

3.5
5.3/10 IMDB

Murray is a male fairy godmother, and he is trying to help 8-year-old Anabel to fulfil her "simple wish" - that her father Oliver, who is a cab driver, would win the leading role in a Broadway musical. Unfortunately, Murray's magic wand is broken and the fairies convention is threatened by evil witches Claudia and Boots.

Starring: Martin Short, Kathleen Turner, Mara Wilson, Robert Pastorelli, Deborah Odell, Francis Capra, Ruby Dee, Amanda Plummer, Teri Garr ..
Directed by: Michael Ritchie
Release date: 1997-07-11
Best Family Movies of 1997 : Goosebumps: The Blob That Ate Everyone
27.

Goosebumps: The Blob That Ate Everyone

3.5
6.4/10 IMDB

Dreaming of becoming a big-time writer, young Zack Beauchamp (Scott Pietrangelo) comes across a strange old typewriter and begins composing a horror story about a voracious pink blob monster -- only to discover that every word he types comes true. When the creature gobbles up the magic typewriter itself, Zack must figure out how to get rid of the beast in this episode from the spooky kids' series.

Starring: Scott Pietrangelo, Scott Pietrangelo, Bradie Whetham, Marium Carvell, Robin McCulloch, George King, Jason Hopley ..
Release date: 1997-07-19
Best Family Movies of 1997 : Sara
28.

Sara

3.5
6.5/10 IMDB

Forty-something Leon is an alcoholic, ex-special forces barely scraping by when he's hired by a mobster to protect his 16 year old daughter. Not only does Leon have to clean up his act, but also handle the romantic advances of his ward and the keen attention of his dangerous employers.

Starring: Bogus?aw Linda, Agnieszka W?odarczyk, Cezary Pazura, Marek Perepeczko, Stanis?aw Brudny, S?awomir Sulej, Dorota Maciejewska, Hans-Joachim Recknitz, Krzysztof Kumor, Stanis?aw Penksyk ..
Directed by: Maciej ?lesicki
Release date: 1997-05-23
Best Family Movies of 1997 : Southern Comfort
29.

Southern Comfort

3.5
7.3/10 IMDB

7-year old Ida has to take care of her kid brother Skrubsak, feed the family and keep the child welfare officers at stake. Ida's father has left the family for another woman, and so far Mum has found consolation in the bottle. The second of Jesper W. Nielsen trilogy: Buldermanden, Lykkefanten and Ogginoggen.

Starring: Stephania Potalivo, Birgitte Federspiel, Maurice Blinkenberg-Thrane, Birgitte Simonsen ..
Directed by: Jesper W. Nielsen
Release date: 1997-01-01
Best Family Movies of 1997 : Goosebumps: One Day at Horrorland
30.

Goosebumps: One Day at Horrorland

3.5
7.5/10 IMDB

When the Morris family become lost during a road trip, they stumble upon an amusement park called Horrorland. The kids, Lizzy and Luke, love the place at first, but soon realize it is more sinister than it seems.

Starring: Jonathan Whittaker, Kirsten Bishop, Heather Brown, Michael Caloz, Neil Crone ..
Directed by: William Fruet
Release date: 1997-10-25
31.

RocketMan

3.4
5.8/10 IMDB

Fred Z. Randall is geeky and obnoxious spacecraft designer, who gets the chance to make his dream come true and travel to Mars as a member of the first manned flight there.

Starring: Harland Williams, Jessica Lundy, William Sadler, Beau Bridges, Jeffrey DeMunn, James Pickens Jr., Peter Onorati, Don Lake, Shelley Duvall, Gailard Sartain ..
Directed by: Stuart Gillard
Release date: 1997-10-10
Best Family Movies of 1997 : Little Ghost
32.

Little Ghost

3.4
6.1/10 IMDB

While on location in a spooky Italian villa with his Hollywood big-shot mom and her dorky boyfriend, twelve-year-old Kevin befriends a Renaissance-era girl ghost who helps him cause unrest on the set.

Starring: Kristina Wayborn, Jim Fitzpatrick, Sally Kirkland, Laura Bruneau, Luc Leestemaker, Jameson Baltes, Trishalee Hardy ..
Directed by: Linda Shayne
Release date: 1997-12-30
33.

The Love Bug

3.4
5.3/10 IMDB

The inimitable VW Beetle is losing all his races and destined for the scrap heap until mechanic Hank takes him over and gives him a new lease of life. Soon, Herbie is winning again, to the fury of his previous owner, who builds a menacing black bug to challenge Herbie to the ultimate race.

Starring: Bruce Campbell, John Hannah, Alexandra Wentworth, Kevin J. O'Connor, Dana Gould, Harold Gould, Micky Dolenz, Clarence Williams III, Dean Jones, Burton Gilliam ..
Directed by: Peyton Reed
Release date: 1997-11-29
Best Family Movies of 1997 : Goosebumps: My Best Friend Is Invisible
34.

Goosebumps: My Best Friend Is Invisible

3.4
6.0/10 IMDB

Sam's best friend Roxanne is determined to capture footage of a ghost on videotape, and drags Sam along with her on a visit to the local "haunted house". However, things become spooky when it appears they have found a real ghost.

Starring: Jon Davey, Dalene Irvine, Arlene Mazerolle, Vickie Papavs, K. Trevor Wilson ..
Directed by: William Fruet
Release date: 1997-09-08
Best Family Movies of 1997 : Goosebumps: A Shocker on Shock Street
35.

Goosebumps: A Shocker on Shock Street

3.3
6.8/10 IMDB

When Erin's special effects whiz father gives she and her friend Marty the first tickets to a new theme park ride, they think they have won the jackpot. However, when the ride breaks down midway through, things quickly go from bad to worse.

Starring: Brooke Nevin, Ben Cook, Eric Peterson, Ron Stefaniuk, Jason Hopley ..
Directed by: Randy Bradshaw
Release date: 1997-09-06
36.

A Thousand Acres

3.3
6.1/10 IMDB

The lives of an Iowa farmer's three daughters are shattered when he suddenly decides to bequeath them the family's fertile farm.

Starring: Michelle Pfeiffer, Jessica Lange, Jason Robards, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Colin Firth, Keith Carradine, Michelle Williams, Elisabeth Moss, Kevin Anderson, Pat Hingle ..
Directed by: Jocelyn Moorhouse
Release date: 1997-09-19
37.

The Brave Little Toaster to the Rescue

3.3
6.1/10 IMDB

Those fun-loving eletrical appliances from the acclaimed animated hit 'The Brave Little Toaster' are back in an action-packed adventure with four all-new songs. This heartfelt and humorous full-length feature reunites Toaster, Blanky, Lampy, Radio and Kirby the vacuum cleaner--the beloved household gadgets of college student Rob. When Toaster and the gang spark freindships with the playful animals at the veterinary hospital, they soon discover their new pals are about to be sent to a testing laboratory. Through teamwork (and combined voltage), they embark on a hilarious rescue to save all the animals, including Sebastion, a wise monkey, and Maisie, the doting mother cat with kittens.Treat your entire family to 'The Brave Little Toaster To The Rescue', an imaginative film bursting with colorful animation, high-energy music and characters that'll warm your heart at the push of a button!

Starring: Jessica Tuck, Chris Young, Roger Kabler, Deanna Oliver, Eric Lloyd, Thurl Ravenscroft, Andrew Daly, Jonathan Benair, Timothy Stack, Andy Milder ..
Directed by: Robert C. Ramirez
Release date: 1997-11-01
Best Family Movies of 1997 : Tower of Terror
38.

Tower of Terror

3.3
6.1/10 IMDB

A disgraced reporter investigates an abandoned luxury hotel where five people mysteriously disappeared sixty years earlier.

Starring: Steve Guttenberg, Kirsten Dunst, Nia Peeples, Michael McShane, Amzie Strickland, Melora Hardin, Alastair Duncan, Lindsay Ridgeway, John Franklin, Wendy Worthington ..
Directed by: D.J. MacHale
Release date: 1997-10-26
39.

Wild America

3.3
6.3/10 IMDB

Three brothers - Marshall, Marty and Mark dream of becoming naturalists and portraying animal life of America. One summer their dream comes true, they travel through America, filming alligators, bears and moose.

Starring: Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Scott Bairstow, Devon Sawa, Frances Fisher, Danny Glover, Jamey Sheridan, Tracey Walter, Zack Ward ..
Directed by: William Dear
Release date: 1997-07-02
40.

Gone Fishin'

3.3
4.8/10 IMDB

Two fishing fanatics get in trouble when their fishing boat gets stolen while on a trip.

Starring: Joe Pesci, Danny Glover, Rosanna Arquette, Lynn Whitfield, Willie Nelson, James R. Greene, Deborah Smith Ford, Nick Brimble, Gary Grubbs, Carol Kane ..
Directed by: Christopher Cain
Release date: 1997-05-30
Best Family Movies of 1997 : Terry Pratchett's Discworld - Wyrd Sisters
41.

Terry Pratchett's Discworld - Wyrd Sisters

3.2
7.0/10 IMDB

The Discworld, that is, as created by Terry Pratchett in his riotous series of sci-fi/fantasy books. Discworld is populated by a cast of characters straight out of folklore and mythology, only a whole lot funnier. Take the Wyrd Sisters, for instance (they don't like that handle one bit, by the way), whose story is brought to life in this animated series. A motley trio of hardworking witches, they get mixed up in a royal mess when a murdered king's baby son is entrusted to their care. Though they hate meddling, the witches must wrest the kingdom from the loopy duke and his she-devil wife.

Release date: 1997-01-01
42.

Flash

3.2
6.9/10 IMDB

A boy falls in love with a horse named Flash that's for sale. He gets a job to earn the money to buy the horse, but he's forced to sell when the family falls upon hard times.

Starring: Lucas Black, Brian Kerwin, Tom Nowicki, Shawn Toovey, Von Coulter, Ellen Burstyn, Dan Biggers, Sharon Blackwood, Whitt Brantley, Jill Jane Clements ..
Directed by: Simon Wincer
Release date: 1997-12-21
43.

Star Kid

3.2
5.3/10 IMDB

Shy seventh-grader Spencer Griffith's life changes when the meteor falls into local junkyard and he finds a Cybersuit - the wise and strong robot from another galaxy. Spencer puts Cybersuit on and becomes a different kind of guy

Starring: Joseph Mazzello, Richard Gilliland, Corinne Bohrer, Alex Daniels, Joey Simmrin, Brian Simpson, Ashlee Levitch, Jack McGee, Danny Masterson, Lauren Eckstrom ..
Directed by: Manny Coto
Release date: 1997-11-13
44.

VeggieTales: Very Silly Songs

3.2
7.3/10 IMDB

In every VeggieTales video, Larry the Cucumber sings one of his special "Silly Songs with Larry". This video contains many of the most popular Silly Songs, hosted by The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything (who debut a Silly Song of their own).

Starring: Daniel Anderson, Mike Nawrocki, Jim Poole, Mike Sage, Lisa Vischer, Phil Vischer ..
Directed by: Phil Vischer, Mike Nawrocki, Chris Olsen
Release date: 1997-01-01
Best Family Movies of 1997 : Under Wraps
45.

Under Wraps

3.2
6.5/10 IMDB

A comedy-adventure in which three twelve-year-olds have a close encounter with a 3,000-year-old mummy. Marshall, Gilbert and Amy accidentally set the mummy free, but if they don't get him back to his resting place by midnight on Halloween, he'll turn into dust and lose his only chance of being reunited with his long-lost love.

Starring: Adam Wylie, Mario Yedidia, Clara Bryant, Ken Hudson Campbell, Corinne Bohrer, Penny Peyser, Ed Lauter, Bill Fagerbakke, Tom Virtue, Laura Leary ..
Directed by: Greg Beeman
Release date: 1997-10-25
46.

Casper: A Spirited Beginning

3.1
4.5/10 IMDB

A prequel to the first animated/live-action Casper feature, Casper: A Spirited Beginning introduces the friendliest ghost you'll ever know and explains how Casper met and befriended the other ghouls at Applegate Manor. After being stranded, Casper meets young Chris Carson, a lonely kid who decides to teach Casper how to be a proper ghost

Starring: Steve Guttenberg, Lori Loughlin, Rodney Dangerfield, Michael McKean, Brendon Ryan Barrett, Richard Moll, Jeremy Foley, Bill Farmer, Jess Harnell, Jim Ward ..
Directed by: Sean McNamara
Release date: 1997-09-09
Best Family Movies of 1997 : The Willows in Winter
47.

The Willows in Winter

3.1
7.4/10 IMDB

Hailed as the "rightful heir" to "The Wind in the Willows", William Horwood's critically acclaimed sequel comes to magical life in this beautifully animated feature-length classic. Join four of the best-loved characters in children's literature for their heart-warming and hilarious new adventure along the Riverbank, narrated by Academy Award-winner Vanessa Redgrave.

Starring: Alan Bennett, Michael Gambon, Rik Mayall, Michael Palin, Vanessa Redgrave, Enn Reitel, Adrian Scarborough, Zoot Lynam, James Villiers, David Sinclair ..
Directed by: Dave Unwin
Release date: 1997-06-16
48.

Mr. Magoo

3.1
4.0/10 IMDB

Mr. Magoo, a man with terrible eyesight, gets caught up in a museum robbery.

Starring: Leslie Nielsen, Kelly Lynch, Matt Keeslar, Nick Chinlund, Stephen Tobolowsky, Emie Hudson, Jennifer Garner, Malcolm McDowell, Miguel Ferrer, L. Harvey Gold ..
Directed by: Stanley Tong
Release date: 1997-12-25
Best Family Movies of 1997 : Goosebumps: The Perfect School
49.

Goosebumps: The Perfect School

3.1
7.3/10 IMDB

When he pulls yet another prank on his little brother, Brian's parents decide to send him to a summer school which claims to be perfect. After being there a few days, though, he begins to suspect something sinister is afoot.

Starring: Malcolm Stewart, Victor A. Young, Shawn Roberts, J.J. Stocker, David Roemmele, Joshua Peace, Cameron Graham ..
Directed by: Ron Oliver
Release date: 1997-11-15
50.

Cirque du Soleil: Saltimbanco

3.1
7.5/10 IMDB

From the Italian 'saltare in banco' – which literally means 'to jump on a bench' – Saltimbanco explores the urban experience in all its myriad forms. Between whirlwind and lull, prowess and poetry, it takes spectators on an allegorical and acrobatic journey into the heart and soul of the modern city.

Starring: Dimitri A. Arnaoutov, René Bazinet, Ann Bernard, Pawel Biegaj, Witek Biegaj, Martin Boisvert, Jean-Paul Boun, Jennifer Clément, Andrea Conway, Vincent Cotnoir ..
Directed by: Jacques Payette, Franco Dragone
Release date: 1997-01-01

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