Best Romance Movies of 1997



7.9/10 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

As Good as It Gets

7.7/10 IMDB

Melvin Udall, a cranky, bigoted, obsessive-compulsive writer of romantic fiction, is rude to everyone he meets, including his gay neighbor, Simon. After Simon is hospitalized, Melvin finds his life turned upside down when he has to look after Simon's dog. In addition, Carol, the only waitress at the local diner who will tolerate him, must leave work to care for her sick son, making it impossible for Melvin to eat breakfast.

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Greg Kinnear, Cuba Gooding Jr., Skeet Ulrich, Shirley Knight, Yeardley Smith, Lupe Ontiveros, Lawrence Kasdan, Harold Ramis ..
Directed by: James L. Brooks
Release date: 1997-12-19


7.8/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Ethan Hawke, Jude Law, Gore Vidal, Uma Thurman, Alan Arkin, Xander Berkeley, Jayne Brook, William Lee Scott, Loren Dean, Ernest Borgnine ..
Directed by: Andrew Niccol
Release date: 1997-09-07


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


6.8/10 IMDB

Urbane professor Humbert Humbert marries a New England widow to be near her nymphet daughter.

Starring: Jeremy Irons, Dominique Swain, Melanie Griffith, Frank Langella, Suzanne Shepherd, Keith Reddin, Erin J. Dean, Joan Glover, Pat Perkins, Ed Grady ..
Directed by: Adrian Lyne
Release date: 1997-09-27

Chasing Amy

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

My Best Friend's Wedding

6.3/10 IMDB

When she receives word that her longtime platonic pal Michael O'Neal is getting married to debutante Kimberly Wallace, food critic Julianne Potter realizes her true feelings for Michael -- and sets out to sabotage the wedding.

Starring: Julia Roberts, Dermot Mulroney, Cameron Diaz, Rupert Everett, Philip Bosco, M. Emmet Walsh, Rachel Griffiths, Carrie Preston, Susan Sullivan, Christopher Masterson ..
Directed by: P.J. Hogan
Release date: 1997-06-19

Grosse Pointe Blank

7.3/10 IMDB

Martin Blank is a hitman for hire. When he starts to develop a conscience, he botches a couple of routine jobs. On the advice of his secretary and his psychiatrist, he decides to attend his ten-year high school reunion in Grosse Pointe, Michigan.

Starring: John Cusack, Minnie Driver, Dan Aykroyd, Joan Cusack, Alan Arkin, Hank Azaria, Jeremy Piven, Mitchell Ryan, David Barrett, Michael Cudlitz ..
Directed by: George Armitage
Release date: 1997-04-11

Mrs Brown

7.2/10 IMDB

When Queen Victoria's husband Prince Albert dies, she finds solace in her trusted servant, Mr. John Brown. But their relationship also brings scandal and turmoil to the monarchy.

Starring: Judi Dench, Billy Connolly, Geoffrey Palmer, Antony Sher, Gerard Butler, Richard Pasco, David Westhead, Georgie Glen, Sara Stewart, Finty Williams ..
Directed by: John Madden
Release date: 1997-07-18

The Boxer

7.0/10 IMDB

Nineteen-year-old Danny Flynn is imprisoned for his involvement with the I.R.A. in Belfast. He leaves behind his family and his sixteen-year-old girlfriend, Maggie Hamill. Fourteen years later, Danny is released from prison and returns to his old working class neighborhood to resume his life as a boxer.

Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Brian Cox, Emily Watson, Lorraine Pilkington, Niall Shanahan, John Wall, Maria McDermottroe, Eleanor Methven, Gerard McSorley, David Hayman ..
Directed by: Jim Sheridan
Release date: 1997-12-31

Fever Pitch

6.7/10 IMDB

A romantic comedy about a man, a woman and a football team. Based on Nick Hornby's best selling autobiographical novel, Fever Pitch. English teacher Paul Ashworth believes his long standing obsession with Arsenal serves him well. But then he meets Sarah. Their relationship develops in tandem with Arsenal's roller coaster fortunes in the football league, both leading to a nail biting climax.

Starring: Colin Firth, Ruth Gemmell, Mark Strong, Holly Aird, Ken Stott, Stephen Rea, Neil Pearson, Lorraine Ashbourne, Luke Aikman, Bea Guard ..
Directed by: David Evans
Release date: 1997-04-04

Inventing the Abbotts

6.4/10 IMDB

In the 1950s, brothers Jacey and Doug Holt, who come from the poorer side of their sleepy Midwestern town, vie for the affections of the wealthy, lovely Abbott sisters. Lady-killer Jacey alternates between Eleanor and Alice, wanting simply to break the hearts of rich young women. But sensitive Doug has a real romance with Pamela, which Jacey and the Abbott patriarch, Lloyd, both frown upon.

Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Liv Tyler, Jennifer Connelly, Billy Crudup, Joanna Going, Kathy Baker, Will Patton, Michael Sutton, Garrett M. Brown, Barbara Williams ..
Directed by: Pat O'Connor
Release date: 1997-04-04

George of the Jungle

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

The Saint

6.2/10 IMDB

Simon Templar (The Saint), is a thief for hire, whose latest job to steal the secret process for cold fusion puts him at odds with a traitor bent on toppling the Russian government, as well as the woman who holds its secret.

Starring: Val Kilmer, Elisabeth Shue, Rade Šerbedžija, Henry Goodman, Alun Armstrong, Michael Byrne, Yevgeni Lazarev, Irina Apeksimova, Lev Prygunov, Charlotte Cornwell ..
Directed by: Phillip Noyce
Release date: 1997-04-03

Fierce Creatures

6.4/10 IMDB

Ex-policeman Rollo Lee is sent to run Marwood Zoo, the newly acquired business of a New Zealand tycoon. In order to meet high profit targets and keep the zoo open, Rollo enforces a new 'fierce creatures' policy, whereby only the most impressive and dangerous animals are allowed to remain in the zoo. However, the keepers are less enthusiastic about complying with these demands.

Starring: John Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, Michael Palin, Robert Lindsay, Ronnie Corbett, Carey Lowell, Bille Brown, Derek Griffiths, Cynthia Cleese ..
Directed by: Fred Schepisi, Robert Young
Release date: 1997-01-23

Fools Rush In

6.1/10 IMDB

After a one night stand with Alex, Isabel realizes that she is pregnant and they decide to get married. However, along with the marriage comes compromise of one's own cultural traditions.

Starring: Matthew Perry, Salma Hayek, Jon Tenney, Siobhan Fallon Hogan, Angelina Torres, John Bennett Perry, Jill Clayburgh, Suzanne Snyder, Anne Betancourt, Mark Adair-Rios ..
Directed by: Andy Tennant
Release date: 1997-02-14

Addicted to Love

6.1/10 IMDB

Good-natured astronomer Sam is devastated when the love of his life leaves him for a suave Frenchman. He therefore does what every other normal dumpee would do — go to New York and set up home in the abandoned building opposite his ex-girlfriend's apartment, wait until she decides to leave her current lover, and then win her back.

Starring: Meg Ryan, Matthew Broderick, Kelly Preston, Tchéky Karyo, Maureen Stapleton, Nesbitt Blaisdell, Remak Ramsay, Lee Wilkof, Susan Forristal, Dominick Dunne ..
Directed by: Griffin Dunne
Release date: 1997-05-23


7.1/10 IMDB

Max is a handsome young man who, after a fateful tryst with a German soldier, is forced to run for his life. Eventually Max is placed in a concentration camp where he pretends to be Jewish because in the eyes of the Nazis, gays are the lowest form of human being. But it takes a relationship with an openly gay prisoner to teach Max that without the love of another, life is not worth living.

Starring: Clive Owen, Lothaire Bluteau, Ian McKellen, Mick Jagger, Jude Law, Rachel Weisz, Sadie Frost, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Paul Bettany, Brian Webber ..
Directed by: Sean Mathias
Release date: 1997-11-26

A Life Less Ordinary

6.3/10 IMDB

A couple of angels, O'Reilly and Jackson, are sent to Earth to make sure that their next supervised love-connection succeeds. They follow Celine, a spoiled rich girl who has just accidentally shot a suitor and, due to a misunderstanding, is kidnapped by janitor Robert. Although Celine quickly frees herself, she stays with Robert for thrills. O'Reilly and Jackson pursue, hoping to unite the prospective lovers.

Starring: Ewan McGregor, Cameron Diaz, Holly Hunter, Delroy Lindo, Dan Hedaya, Stanley Tucci, Ian McNeice, Tony Shalhoub, Christopher Gorham, Ian Holm ..
Directed by: Danny Boyle
Release date: 1997-10-24

The Wings of the Dove

7.1/10 IMDB

Kate is secretly betrothed to a struggling journalist, Merton Densher. But she knows her Aunt Maude will never approve of the match, since Kate's deceased mother has lost all her money in a marriage to a degenerate opium addict. When Kate meets a terminally ill American heiress named Millie traveling through Europe, she comes up with a conniving plan to have both love and wealth.

Starring: Helena Bonham Carter, Linus Roache, Charlotte Rampling, Alex Jennings, Michael Gambon, Alison Elliott, Elizabeth McGovern, Ben Miles, Philip Wright, Diana Kent ..
Directed by: Iain Softley
Release date: 1997-09-04

Picture Perfect

5.5/10 IMDB

A young advertising executive's life becomes increasingly complicated when, in order to impress her boss, she pretends to be engaged to a man she has just met.

Starring: Jennifer Aniston, Jay Mohr, Kevin Bacon, Olympia Dukakis, Illeana Douglas, Kevin Dunn, Peter McRobbie, Faran Tahir, Kaley Cuoco, Greg Grunberg ..
Directed by: Glenn Gordon Caron
Release date: 1997-08-01


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

Love Jones

7.3/10 IMDB

Darius Lovehall is a young black poet in Chicago who starts dating Nina Moseley, a beautiful and talented photographer. While trying to figure out if they've got a "love thing" or are just "kicking it," they hang out with their friends, talking about love and sex. Then Nina tests the strength of Darius' feelings and sets a chain of romantic complications into motion.

Starring: Larenz Tate, Nia Long, Isaiah Washington, Bill Bellamy, Lisa Nicole Carson, Marie-Françoise Theodore, Khalil Kain, Leonard Roberts, Bernadette Speakes ..
Directed by: Theodore Witcher
Release date: 1997-03-14

Excess Baggage

5.3/10 IMDB

A rich brat fakes her own kidnapping, but in the process ends up locked in the trunk of a car that gets stolen.

Starring: Alicia Silverstone, Benicio del Toro, Christopher Walken, Jack Thompson, Harry Connick Jr., Stacy Grant, Nicholas Turturro, Michael Bowen, Robert Wisden, Leland Orser ..
Directed by: Marco Brambilla
Release date: 1997-08-29

Anna Karenina

6.2/10 IMDB

Anna Karenina, the wife of a Russian imperial minister, creates a high-society scandal by an affair with Count Vronsky, a dashing cavalry officer in 19th-century St. Petersburg.

Starring: Sophie Marceau, Sean Bean, Alfred Molina, Mia Kirshner, James Fox, Fiona Shaw, Danny Huston, Phyllida Law, David Schofield, Saskia Wickham ..
Directed by: Bernard Rose
Release date: 1997-04-04

The Beautician and the Beast

5.4/10 IMDB

The story follows the misadventures of a New York City beautician who is mistakenly hired as the school teacher for the children of the president of a small Eastern European country.

Starring: Timothy Dalton, Fran Drescher, Michael Lerner, Ian McNeice, Patrick Malahide, Lisa Jakub, Tamara Mello, Phyllis Newman, Heather DeLoach, Adam LaVorgna ..
Directed by: Ken Kwapis
Release date: 1997-02-07

Trojan War

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


7.2/10 IMDB

In a barren, arranged marriage to an amateur swami who seeks enlightenment through celibacy, Radha's life takes an irresistible turn when her beautiful young sister-in-law seeks to free herself from the confines of her own loveless marriage.

Starring: Nandita Das, Shabana Azmi, Javed Jaffrey, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Kushal Rekhi, Ranjit Chowdhry, Karishma Jhalani, Alice Poon, Ram Gopal Bajaj, Vinay Pathak ..
Directed by: Deepa Mehta
Release date: 1997-08-22

The Swan Princess: Escape from Castle Mountain

5.6/10 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: 1997-06-19
Best Romance Movies of 1997 : Ivanhoe


7.3/10 IMDB

This grand six-part adaptation of Sir Walter Scott's rousing adventure of the Middle Ages tells the epic tale of the idealistic young knight Ivanhoe (Steven Waddington) and his battle against the evil Templar Bois-Guilbert (Ciarán Hinds. Caught between the rivalries and religious struggles are Ivanhoe's betrothed Rowena (Victoria Smurfit) and the brave, beautiful Jewess healer Rebecca (Susan Lynch), who wins Ivanhoe's heart with her courage. Set against the historical backdrop of a Britain straining under the corrupt rule of Prince John while Richard the Lionhearted fights in the Crusades.

Starring: Steven Waddington, Ciarán Hinds, Victoria Smurfit, Susan Lynch, Jimmy Chisholm, Trevor Cooper, David Horovitch, James Cosmo, Rory Edwards, Ralph Brown ..
Directed by: Stuart Orme
Release date: 1997-01-12

Roseanna's Grave

7.1/10 IMDB

Roseanna is dying of a heart condition, and all she wants is to be buried next to her daughter, in a cemetery that is getting full fast. The cemetery can't expand because Capestro, the man who owns the land next to the cemetery, won't sell. While Marcello is doing good deeds to make sure no one dies, Roseanna thinks of Marcello's future.

Starring: Jean Reno, Mercedes Ruehl, Polly Walker, Mark Frankel, Trevor Peacock, Fay Ripley, Giuseppe Cederna, Roberto Della Casa, Luigi Diberti, Renato Scarpa ..
Directed by: Paul Weiland
Release date: 1997-03-06


6.8/10 IMDB

It's the true-life story of legendary track star Steve Prefontaine, the exciting and sometimes controversial "James Dean of Track," whose spirit captured the heart of the nation! Cocky, charismatic, and tough, "Pre" was a running rebel who defied rules, pushed limits ... and smashed records ...

Starring: Jared Leto, R. Lee Ermey, Ed O'Neill, Breckin Meyer, Lindsay Crouse, Amy Locane, Laurel Holloman, Brian McGovern, Kurtwood Smith, Adrian Amadeus ..
Directed by: Steve James
Release date: 1997-01-24
Best Romance Movies of 1997 : Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre

7.0/10 IMDB

Charlotte Bronte's classic novel is filmed yet again. The story of the Yorkshire orphan who becomes a governess to a young French girl and finds love with the brooding lord of the manor is given a standard romantic flare, but sparks do not seem to happen between the two leads in this version.

Starring: Samantha Morton, Ciarán Hinds, Gemma Jones, Deborah Findlay, Abigail Cruttenden, Richenda Carey, Timia Berthome, Joanna Scanlan, Peter Wight, Emily Joyce ..
Directed by: Robert Young
Release date: 1997-03-09
Best Romance Movies of 1997 : A Body To Die For: A Weekend Murder Mystery

A Body To Die For: A Weekend Murder Mystery

8.1/10 IMDB

Two lovers rent a marvelous old Victorian mansion and invite a group of their friends for a Murder Mystery Weekend. Things get off to a less than fantastic start, however, when, while having a glass of after-dinner champagne, one of the lovers, Gregg Rockwell, crashes to the table, dead from poisoning.

Starring: Rick Chase, Mike Nichols, Drew Andrews, Brad King, Ricky Price, Doug Jeffries, Shawn Adam, Gregg Rockwell, Shane Rockland, Jeff Dalton ..
Directed by: Ross Cannon
Release date: 1997-03-01

Oscar and Lucinda

6.6/10 IMDB

After a childhood of abuse by his evangelistic father, misfit Oscar Hopkins becomes an Anglican minister and develops a divine obsession with gambling. Lucinda Leplastrier is a rich Australian heiress shopping in London for materials for her newly acquired glass factory back home. Deciding to travel to Australia as a missionary, Oscar meets Lucinda aboard ship, and a mutual obsession blossoms. They make a wager that will alter each of their destinies.

Starring: Ralph Fiennes, Cate Blanchett, Ciarán Hinds, Tom Wilkinson, Richard Roxburgh, Christian Manon, Clive Russell, Barnaby Kay, Linda Bassett, Geoffrey Rush ..
Directed by: Gillian Armstrong
Release date: 1997-12-31

Shooting Fish

6.6/10 IMDB

Two con artists hire an unwitting medical-school student (Kate Beckinsale) as a secretary for their latest scam.

Starring: Dan Futterman, Stuart Townsend, Kate Beckinsale, Rowena Cooper, Scott Charles, Antonia Corrigan, Myles Anderson, Jane Lapotaire, Harry Ditson, Jacob Macoby ..
Directed by: Stefan Schwartz
Release date: 1997-08-22

Borrowed Hearts

6.8/10 IMDB

Single mom Kathleen Russell (Roma Downey) and her daughter Zoey pretend to be Kathleen's boss's "family" so he can close a major business deal with the mysterious Mexican financier Javier Del Campo.

Starring: Roma Downey, Eric McCormack, Shawn Thompson, Janet Bailey, Kevin Hicks, Barbara Gordon, Sarah Rosen Fruitman, Hector Elizondo ..
Directed by: Ted Kotcheff
Release date: 1997-11-30
Best Romance Movies of 1997 : I Think I Do

I Think I Do

6.6/10 IMDB

The marriage of mutual friends reunites former college roommates Bob and Brendan, who tried to ignore the sexual tension that always flowed between them. Brendan finally comes out to Bob at the reception, but is it a case of too little, too late?

Starring: Alexis Arquette, Tuc Watkins, Marni Nixon, Guillermo Díaz, Lauren Vélez, Maddie Corman, Christian Maelen, Marianne Hagan, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Jamie Harrold ..
Directed by: Brian Sloan
Release date: 1997-06-20
Best Romance Movies of 1997 : The Christmas List

The Christmas List

6.7/10 IMDB

Perfume saleslady Melody Parris feels like her life is in neutral. Her stick-in-the mud boyfriend won't commit and she gets passed over for a promotion at the store where she works. She decides to make a Christmas list. After it's deposited in Santa's mailbox at the store, she starts getting everything she wanted, but it doesn't always turn out as she expected.

Starring: Mimi Rogers, Stella Stevens, Rob Stewart, Enuka Okuma, Bill Switzer, Jano Frandsen, Madison Graie, Andrew Johnston, George Pilgrim, Marla Maples ..
Directed by: Charles Jarrott
Release date: 1997-12-01

Hav Plenty

6.2/10 IMDB

Lee Plenty is an almost broke would-be novelist and Havilland Savage is a rich and very beautiful woman and his friend. When she invites him to her home for New Year's Eve, they start to build up a romance.

Starring: Christopher Scott Cherot, Chenoa Maxwell, Tammi Katherine Jones, Robinne Lee, Reginald James, Kim Harris, Betty Vaughn, Margie St. Juste, Chuck Baron, Hill Harper ..
Directed by: Christopher Scott Cherot
Release date: 1997-09-11

The Tango Lesson

6.7/10 IMDB

On a trip to Paris Sally meets Pablo, a tango dancer. He starts teaching her to dance then she returns to London to work on some "projects". She visits Buenos Aires and learns more from Pablo's friends. Sally and Pablo meet again but this time their relationship changes, she realises they want different things from each other. On a trip to Buenos Aires they cement their friendship.

Starring: Sally Potter, Morgane Maugran, Pablo Verón, Géraldine Maillet, Katerina Mechera, David Toole, George Antoni, Howard Lee, Heathcote Williams, Guillaume Gallienne ..
Directed by: Sally Potter
Release date: 1997-11-28
Best Romance Movies of 1997 : Sara


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 Romance Movies of 1997 : TwentyFourSeven


7.1/10 IMDB

In a typical English working-class town, the juveniles have nothing more to do than hang around in gangs. One day, Alan Darcy, a highly motivated man with the same kind of youth experience, starts trying to get the young people off the street and into doing something they can believe in: Boxing. Darcy opens a boxing club, aiming to bring the rival gangs together.

Starring: Bob Hoskins, Danny Nussbaum, Bruce Jones, Annette Badland, Frank Harper, Darren O. Campbell, Karl Collins, Justin Brady, Jimmy Hynd, Johann Myers ..
Directed by: Shane Meadows
Release date: 1997-08-31

Truth or Consequences, N.M.

6.3/10 IMDB

Raymond Lembecke is a con just out of prison after serving time for selling drugs for his mob boss Tony Vago. (Lembecke was innocent and took the rap for Vago.) Lembecke thinks Vago owes him big time so, when his former boss gets him a measly job in a warehouse, he decides on revenge and plans to steal a million dollars worth of drugs from him.

Starring: Vincent Gallo, Kiefer Sutherland, Max Perlich, Rod Steiger, John C. McGinley, Martin Sheen, Kevin Pollak, Mykelti Williamson, Kim Dickens, Grace Phillips ..
Directed by: Kiefer Sutherland
Release date: 1997-05-02


5.9/10 IMDB

For Michael Shiver, life as an easy-going cab driver in New York suddenly changes when he picks up supermodel Sarah Easton and falls head over heels in love. But Sarah has more than just passion on her mind; she also has a husband and a glamorous lifestyle that she can't seem to leave behind. Torn between her feelings for Michael and the security of her marriage, Sarah is forced to make a realistic decision about the sacrifices that must be made to be truly and totally in love.

Starring: Francie Swift, Jose Yenque, Josip Kuchan, Scarlett Johansson, Amanda de Cadenet, Rudolf Martin, Roberta Maxwell, Eric Schaeffer ..
Directed by: Eric Schaeffer
Release date: 1997-06-20

Washington Square

6.7/10 IMDB

Set in 1870's New York, a spinster heiress is courted by a much younger, penniless man, much to the chagrin of her over-protective father, and must decide whether to spend the rest of her life alone, or marry a man who is interested in her only because of her inheritence.

Starring: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Albert Finney, Maggie Smith, Ben Chaplin, Judith Ivey, Jennifer Garner, Robert Stanton, Nancy Daly, Arthur Laupus ..
Directed by: Agnieszka Holland
Release date: 1997-10-10

Mrs. Dalloway

6.5/10 IMDB

Clarissa Dalloway looks back on her youth as she readies for a gathering at her house. The wife of a legislator and a doyenne of London's upper-crust party scene, Clarissa finds that the plight of ailing war veteran Septimus Warren Smith reminds her of a past romance with Peter Walsh. In flashbacks, young Clarissa explores her possibilities with Peter.

Starring: Vanessa Redgrave, Natascha McElhone, Michael Kitchen, Alan Cox, Sarah Badel, Lena Headey, John Standing, Robert Portal, Oliver Ford Davies, Hal Cruttenden ..
Directed by: Marleen Gorris
Release date: 1997-09-01
Best Romance Movies of 1997 : The Inheritance

The Inheritance

6.9/10 IMDB

A beautiful orphan of mysterious parentage is asked by her adoptive family to help find a husband for their niece, but when two suitors both fall for the orphan girl, the niece instigates a scheme to discredit her in the eyes of her guardians. Based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott.

Starring: Cari Shayne, Brigitta Dau, Paul Anthony Stewart, Brigid Brannagh, Michael Gallagher, Max Gail, Thomas Gibson, Tom Conti, Meredith Baxter, Alicia Bergman ..
Directed by: Bobby Roth
Release date: 1997-04-06

Still Breathing

6.5/10 IMDB

Two lost souls: she a con-artist in L.A.; he a puppeteer in San Antonio have the same dream linking each with the other. He travels to L.A. to find this woman he has become obsessed with. She resists, afraid of his kooky ideas until she travels with him to San Antonio and meets his wise grandmother. Story of two disparate people linked by "fate" gets increasingly interesting as it rolls along.

Starring: Lou Rawls, Brendan Fraser, Joanna Going, Ann Magnuson, Celeste Holm, Steven Lambert, Toby Huss, Michael McKean ..
Directed by: James F. Robinson
Release date: 1997-09-01

The Matchmaker

6.5/10 IMDB

Marcy, a worker in the reelection campaign of bumbling Senator John McGlory, is sent to Ireland on a quest to find the Irish ancestry of Sen. McGlory, to help him win the Irish vote. But when Marcy arrives in the small village of Ballinagra, she finds herself in the middle of a matchmaking festival, and the local matchmaker is determined to pair her off with one of the local bachelors.

Starring: Janeane Garofalo, David O'Hara, Denis Leary, Milo O’Shea, Jay O. Sanders, Saffron Burrows, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Rosaleen Linehan, Paul Hickey, Olivia Caffrey ..
Directed by: Mark Joffe
Release date: 1997-10-03

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