Best Mystery Movies of 1997
A tormented jazz musician finds himself lost in an enigmatic story involving murder, surveillance, gangsters, doppelgangers, and an impossible transformation inside a prison cell.
Murder, She Wrote: South by Southwest
Jessica Fletcher searches for a woman who witnessed the murder of a man trying to expose a serious flaw in a top-secret government satellite code.
A Nightmare Come True
Eerie dreams that haunt a young nurse heighten the mystery surrounding her mother's sudden disappearance.
Crowned and Dangerous
After the murder of a beauty queen, an investigation reveals the suspects to be a former lover, a rival contestant, and a stage mother.
Olive Martin (Quirke), a heavily overweight young woman is convicted of killing and butchering her mother and sister and sentenced to life imprisonment. However, when she is assigned to write a book about her life, author Rosalind Leigh (Goodall) begins to develop a relationship with Olive and is soon convinced of her innocence. With the help of restaurant owner and former policeman Hal Hawksley (Fulford), she sets out to prove it and undo what she sees as a miscarriage of justice. However, all is not what is seems.
A serial killer's trail of dead bodies leads to the haunting past of two brothers and one woman's love for both men. The fact this features some fairly well known actors (one of whom died in 1997), yet took at least seven years to release, probably isn't a hallmark of high quality.
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
A visiting city reporter's assignment suddenly revolves around the murder trial of a local millionaire, whom he befriends.
A homicide detective and an anthropologist try to destroy a South American lizard-like god, who's on a people eating rampage in a Chicago museum.
I Know What You Did Last Summer
As they celebrate their high school graduation, four friends are involved in a hit-and-run accident when their car hits and apparently kills a pedestrian on an isolated roadway. They dispose of the body and vow to keep the incident a secret, a year later somebody starts sending them letters bearing the warning "I Know What You Did Last Summer".
In a future society in the era of indefinite eugenics, humans are set on a life course depending on their DNA. Young Vincent Freeman is born with a condition that would prevent him from space travel, yet is determined to infiltrate the GATTACA space program.