Best Science Fiction Movies of 1997

1.

The Fifth Element

6.3
7.6/10 IMDB

In 2257, a taxi driver is unintentionally given the task of saving a young girl who is part of the key that will ensure the survival of humanity.

Starring: Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman, Ian Holm, Milla Jovovich, Chris Tucker, Luke Perry, Brion James, Tom 'Tiny' Lister Jr., Lee Evans, Charlie Creed-Miles ..
Directed by: Luc Besson
Release date: 1997-05-02
2.

Gattaca

6.3
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
3.

Men in Black

6.2
7.3/10 IMDB

After a police chase with an otherworldly being, a New York City cop is recruited as an agent in a top-secret organization established to monitor and police alien activity on Earth: the Men in Black. Agent Kay and new recruit Agent Jay find themselves in the middle of a deadly plot by an intergalactic terrorist who has arrived on Earth to assassinate two ambassadors from opposing galaxies.

Starring: Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith, Linda Fiorentino, Vincent D'Onofrio, Rip Torn, Tony Shalhoub, Siobhan Fallon Hogan, Mike Nussbaum, Jon Gries, Sergio Calderón ..
Directed by: Barry Sonnenfeld
Release date: 1997-07-02
4.

Contact

6.2
7.5/10 IMDB

A radio astronomer receives the first extraterrestrial radio signal ever picked up on Earth. As the world powers scramble to decipher the message and decide upon a course of action, she must make some difficult decisions between her beliefs, the truth, and reality.

Starring: Jodie Foster, Matthew McConaughey, James Woods, John Hurt, Tom Skerritt, William Fichtner, David Morse, Angela Bassett, Geoffrey Blake, Max Martini ..
Directed by: Robert Zemeckis
Release date: 1997-07-11
5.

Face/Off

6.0
7.3/10 IMDB

In order to foil a terrorist plot, an FBI agent undergoes facial transplant surgery and assumes the identity of a criminal mastermind, who murdered his only son. The plan turns sour when the criminal wakes up prematurely and seeks revenge.

Starring: John Travolta, Nicolas Cage, Joan Allen, Alessandro Nivola, Gina Gershon, Dominique Swain, Nick Cassavetes, Harve Presnell, Colm Feore, John Carroll Lynch ..
Directed by: John Woo
Release date: 1997-06-27
6.

Starship Troopers

5.9
7.3/10 IMDB

Set in the future, the story follows a young soldier named Johnny Rico and his exploits in the Mobile Infantry. Rico's military career progresses from recruit to non-commissioned officer and finally to officer against the backdrop of an interstellar war between mankind and an arachnoid species known as "the Bugs".

Starring: Casper Van Dien, Dina Meyer, Denise Richards, Jake Busey, Neil Patrick Harris, Clancy Brown, Michael Ironside, Patrick Muldoon, Seth Gilliam, Rue McClanahan ..
Directed by: Paul Verhoeven
Release date: 1997-11-07
7.

Cube

5.7
7.2/10 IMDB

A group of strangers find themselves trapped in a maze-like prison. It soon becomes clear that each of them possesses the peculiar skills necessary to escape, if they don't wind up dead first.

Starring: Nicole de Boer, Nicky Guadagni, David Hewlett, Andrew Miller, Julian Richings, Wayne Robson, Maurice Dean Wint, Andrew Miller ..
Directed by: Vincenzo Natali
Release date: 1997-09-09
8.

The Lost World: Jurassic Park

5.6
6.5/10 IMDB

Four years after Jurassic Park's genetically bred dinosaurs ran amok, multimillionaire John Hammond shocks chaos theorist Ian Malcolm by revealing that he has been breeding more beasties at a secret location. Malcolm, his paleontologist ladylove and a wildlife videographer join an expedition to document the lethal lizards' natural behavior in this action-packed thriller.

Starring: Jeff Goldblum, Julianne Moore, Pete Postlethwaite, Richard Attenborough, Vince Vaughn, Arliss Howard, Vanessa Lee Chester, Joseph Mazzello, Ariana Richards, Steven Spielberg ..
Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Release date: 1997-05-23
9.

Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

5.5
7.0/10 IMDB

As a swingin' fashion photographer by day and a groovy British superagent by night, Austin Powers is the '60s' most shagadelic spy, baby! But can he stop megalomaniac Dr. Evil after the bald villain freezes himself and unthaws in the '90s? With the help of sexy sidekick Vanessa Kensington, he just might.

Starring: Mike Myers, Elizabeth Hurley, Michael York, Mimi Rogers, Robert Wagner, Seth Green, Fabiana Udenio, Mindy Sterling, Paul Dillon, Charles Napier ..
Directed by: Jay Roach
Release date: 1997-05-02
10.

Event Horizon

5.4
6.6/10 IMDB

In 2047, a group of astronauts are sent to investigate and salvage the starship 'Event Horizon' which disappeared mysteriously 7 years before on its maiden voyage. With its return, the crew of the 'Lewis and Clark' discovers the real truth behind the disappearance of the 'Event Horizon' – and something even more terrifying.

Starring: Laurence Fishburne, Sam Neill, Kathleen Quinlan, Joely Richardson, Richard T. Jones, Jack Noseworthy, Jason Isaacs, Sean Pertwee, Peter Marinker, Holley Chant ..
Directed by: Paul W. S. Anderson
Release date: 1997-08-15
11.

Alien Resurrection

5.1
6.2/10 IMDB

Two hundred years after Lt. Ripley died, a group of scientists clone her, hoping to breed the ultimate weapon. But the new Ripley is full of surprises … as are the new aliens. Ripley must team with a band of smugglers to keep the creatures from reaching Earth.

Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Winona Ryder, Brad Dourif, Ron Perlman, Michael Wincott, Gary Dourdan, Dan Hedaya, Dominique Pinon, Leland Orser, Raymond Cruz ..
Directed by: Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Release date: 1997-11-12
12.

Volcano

4.7
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, working with a geologist, must then use every resource in the city to try and stop the volcano from consuming LA.

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
13.

The Saint

4.6
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
14.

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
15.

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
16.

Mimic

4.4
6.0/10 IMDB

A disease carried by common cockroaches is killing Manhattan children. In an effort to stop the epidemic an entomologist, Susan Tyler, creates a mutant breed of insect that secretes a fluid to kill the roaches. This mutant breed was engineered to die after one generation, but three years later Susan finds out that the species has survived and evolved into a large, gruesome monster that can mimic human form.

Starring: Mira Sorvino, Jeremy Northam, Giancarlo Giannini, Josh Brolin, Alexander Goodwin, Charles S. Dutton, F. Murray Abraham, Alix Koromzay, James Costa, Javon Barnwell ..
Directed by: Guillermo del Toro
Release date: 1997-08-22
17.

Spawn

4.3
5.2/10 IMDB

After being murdered by corrupt colleagues in a covert government agency, Al Simmons makes a pact with the devil to be resurrected to see his beloved wife Wanda. In exchange for his return to Earth, Simmons agrees to lead Hell's Army in the destruction of mankind.

Starring: Michael Jai White, Martin Sheen, John Leguizamo, Theresa Randle, Nicol Williamson, D.B. Sweeney, Melinda Clarke, Miko Hughes, Sydni Beaudoin, Frank Welker ..
Directed by: Mark A.Z. Dippé
Release date: 1997-07-31
18.

Wishmaster

4.3
5.8/10 IMDB

The Djinn having been released from his ancient prison seeks to capture the soul of the woman who discovered him, thereby opening a portal and freeing his fellow Djinn to take over the earth.

Starring: Andrew Divoff, Tammy Lauren, Robert Englund, Chris Lemmon, Wendy Benson-Landes, Tony Crane, Jenny O'Hara, Kane Hodder, Tony Todd, Ricco Ross ..
Directed by: Robert Kurtzman
Release date: 1997-09-19
19.

Nowhere

4.2
6.4/10 IMDB

In Los Angeles, a colorful assortment of bohemians try to make sense of their intersecting lives. The moody Dark Smith, his bisexual girlfriend, her lesbian lover and their shy gay friend plan on attending the wildest party of the year. But they'll only make it if they can survive the drug trips, suicides, trysts, mutilations and alien abductions that occur as one surreal day unfolds.

Starring: James Duval, Rachel True, Nathan Bexton, Chiara Mastroianni, Debi Mazar, Kathleen Robertson, Jordan Ladd, Christina Applegate, Sarah Lassez, Guillermo Díaz ..
Directed by: Gregg Araki
Release date: 1997-05-09
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1997 : Stargate SG-1: Children of the Gods
20.

Stargate SG-1: Children of the Gods

4.1
8.0/10 IMDB

An alien similar to Ra appears out of the Stargate, killing five soldiers and kidnapping another, a year after the original Stargate mission. A new team is assembled, including some old members, and they go in search of the missing soldier in order to find out how Ra could still be alive. Meanwhile, the alien Goa'uld kidnap Sha're and Skaara, implanting them with symbiotes and making them Goa'uld hosts.

Starring: Richard Dean Anderson, Michael Shanks, Amanda Tapping, Christopher Judge, Don S. Davis, Jay Acovone, Vaitiare Hirshon, Robert Wisden, Peter Williams, Brent Stait ..
Directed by: Mario Philip Azzopardi
Release date: 1997-07-27
21.

Troops

4.0
7.7/10 IMDB

Stormtroopers on Tattooine show us what life is like patrolling and law-upholding on the sandy planet. While being filmed for the hit Imperial TV show TROOPS, Stormtroopers from the infamous Black Sheep Squadron on patrol run into some very familiar characters.

Directed by: Kevin Rubio
Release date: 1997-07-18
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1997 : Æon Flux
22.

Æon Flux

3.9
7.8/10 IMDB

Æon Flux is set in a bizarre, dystopian future world. The title character is a tall, leather-clad secret agent from the nation of Monica, skilled in assassination and acrobatics. Her mission is to infiltrate the strongholds of the neighboring country of Bregna, which is led by her sometimes-nemesis and sometimes-lover Trevor Goodchild. Monica represents a dynamic anarchist society, while Bregna embodies a police state[4]—referred to on one occasion as a republic by Goodchild.[5] Although Bregna is shown to be repressive, in the first full-length episode, "Utopia or Deuteranopia?", Clavius, the president deposed by Goodchild, is described by a questioning journalist as having been democratically elected. In the same episode, an upper house of parliament is also mentioned by the character Gildemere.

Starring: Denise Poirier, John Rafter Lee, Julia Fletcher, Steffan Chirazi, Alex Fernandez, Paul Raci, Susan Turner-Cray, Japhet Asher, Andrea Carvajal ..
Directed by: Peter Chung
Release date: 1997-09-03
23.

Retroactive

3.8
6.2/10 IMDB

A psychiatrist makes multiple trips through time to save a woman that was murdered by her brutal husband.

Starring: Jim Belushi, Kylie Travis, Shannon Whirry, Frank Whaley, Jesse Borrego, M. Emmet Walsh, Roger Clinton, Jr., Sherman Howard, Guy Boyd, Robbie Thibaut Jr. ..
Directed by: Louis Morneau
Release date: 1997-01-01
24.

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
25.

Double Team

3.7
4.8/10 IMDB

He's a one-man arsenal... with enough voltage to rock the free world. They Don't Play by the Rules. You're either on their side...or in their way. America's top counter-terrorist usually works alone...this time he's got company.

Starring: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dennis Rodman, Mickey Rourke, Paul Freeman, Valéria Cavalli, Bruno Bilotta, Mario Opinato, Ottaviano Dell'Acqua, Angelo Ragusa, Ted Rusoff ..
Directed by: Tsui Hark
Release date: 1997-04-04
26.

The Sixth Man

3.6
5.6/10 IMDB

A college athlete returns from the dead to help his brother's basketball team win the NCAA title.

Starring: Marlon Wayans, Kadeem Hardison, David Paymer, Saundra McClain, Harold Sylvester, Kevin Dunn, Octavia Spencer, Michael Michele, Chris Spencer, Paul Ben-Victor ..
Directed by: Randall Miller
Release date: 1997-03-28
27.

Hav Plenty

3.5
6.2/10 IMDB

Lee Plenty is an almost broke would-be novelist and Havilland Savage is 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
28.

NY,The Lost Civilization

3.5
8.6/10 IMDB

An anthropological study of a strangely familiar city. .

Directed by: Dylan McNeil
Release date: 1997-10-01
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1997 : Goosebumps: The Blob That Ate Everyone
29.

Goosebumps: The Blob That Ate Everyone

3.5
6.5/10 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
30.

Batman & Robin

3.5
3.7/10 IMDB

Batman and Robin deal with relationship issues while preventing Mr. Freeze and Poison Ivy from attacking Gotham City.

Starring: George Clooney, Chris O'Donnell, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Uma Thurman, Alicia Silverstone, Michael Gough, Pat Hingle, John Glover, Elle Macpherson, Vivica A. Fox ..
Directed by: Joel Schumacher
Release date: 1997-06-20
31.

Drive

3.4
6.7/10 IMDB

A prototype enhanced human, on the run from Chinese-hired hit men, hooks up with a dread-locked bystander, and the two of them elude their pursuers narrowly each time.

Starring: Mark Dacascos, Kadeem Hardison, John Pyper-Ferguson, Brittany Murphy, Tracey Walter, James Shigeta, Masaya Kato, Dom Magwili, Ron Yuan, Clive Rosengren ..
Directed by: Steve Wang
Release date: 1997-08-06
32.

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
33.

Alien Avengers II

3.0
4.4/10 IMDB

Weird things are happening in the town of Justice, Arizona: three sheriffs have disappeared, and someone is killing the rancher's livestock in a bizarre, ritualistic fashion. Locals believe the incidents were caused by aliens... But a visiting couple, Charlie and Rhonda, knows better – because they're aliens themselves. When no one else will, Charlie and Rhonda volunteer to be the new sheriffs to get to bottom of the crimes. Hiding behind the power of the badge, the two make their own rules, punishing wrong-doers with their own form of "eye-for-an-eye" alien vengeance. Follow this twisted, outer space "Bonnie and Clyde" as they attempt to bring Justice the justice it deserves.

Starring: George Wendt, Julie Brown, Anastasia Sakelaris, Christopher M. Brown, Natalie Canerday, Todd C. Mooney, Wayne Grace, Patrick Cranshaw, Jason Sudeikis, Christopher Boyer ..
Directed by: Dave Payne
Release date: 1997-10-25
34.

Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie

3.0
3.5/10 IMDB

The legendary Power Rangers must stop the evil space pirate Divatox from releasing the powerful Maligore from his volcanic imprisonment on the island of Muranthias, where only the kindly wizard Lerigot has the key to release him. The hope of victory lies in the Ranger's incredible new Turbo powers and powerful Turbo Zords.

Starring: Johnny Yong Bosch, Nakia Burrise, Jason David Frank, Catherine Sutherland, Amy Jo Johnson, Steve Cardenas, Austin St. John, Jason Narvy, Paul Schrier, Blake Foster ..
Directed by: David Winning, Shuki Levy
Release date: 1997-03-27
35.

Mortal Kombat: Annihilation

3.0
3.6/10 IMDB

A group of heroic warriors has only six days to save the planet in "Mortal Kombat Annihilation." To succeed they must survive the most spectacular series of challenges any human, or god, has ever encountered as they battle an evil warlord bent on taking control of Earth.

Starring: Robin Shou, Talisa Soto, James Remar, Sandra Hess, Lynn 'Red' Williams, Brian Thompson, Reiner Schöne, Musetta Vander, Irina Pantaeva, Deron McBee ..
Directed by: John R. Leonetti
Release date: 1997-11-11
36.

RocketMan

3.0
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 Science Fiction Movies of 1997 : A Humble Life
37.

A Humble Life

2.9
6.8/10 IMDB

A Humble Life is certainly true to its title, a documentary study of the day-to-day world of Umeno Mathuyoshi, an old woman who lives in an isolated mountain house in the Nara prefecture in Japan.

Directed by: Aleksandr Sokurov
Release date: 1997-05-22
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1997 : Star Wars Droids: The Pirates and the Prince
38.

Star Wars Droids: The Pirates and the Prince

2.8
6.0/10 IMDB

Artoo, Threepio and a broken down android are traded into the hands of young miner Jann Tosh. The android turns out to be an alien with amnesia and a price on his head. It is in fact Mon Julpa, prince of Tammuz-an, who has been put in this predicament by the power hungry vizier Zatec-Cha. Jann, the droids, and a female freight pilot named Jessica Meade help Julpa claim his throne, battle the Pirates of Tarnoonga and settle a dispute with Tammuz-an clan leader Lord Toda. Written by Il Tesoro

Starring: Anthony Daniels ..
Release date: 1997-10-26
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1997 : Making the 'Lost World'
39.

Making the 'Lost World'

2.8
6.4/10 IMDB

Behind-the-scenes documentary about the making of director Steven Spielberg's 1997 film "The Lost World."

Starring: Steven Spielberg, Michael Crichton, Richard Attenborough, Jeff Goldblum, Gerald R. Molen, Julianne Moore, David Koepp, Vince Vaughn, Pete Postlethwaite, Rick Carter ..
Directed by: Laurent Bouzereau
Release date: 1997-05-08
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1997 : Venus Descending
40.

Venus Descending

2.8
6.7/10 IMDB

Prompted by their leader, two beautiful women from a distant planet head to Earth where they search for a Kama Sutra type book.

Starring: Jami Dion, Jennifer Behr, Jacqueline Lovell, Alex Demir, John Tripp, Carrie Weaver, David Christensen, Seana Ryan, Carolyn Liu, Asia Carrera ..
Directed by: Andrew Blake
Release date: 1997-01-01
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1997 : Alien Nation: The Udara Legacy
41.

Alien Nation: The Udara Legacy

2.7
6.4/10 IMDB

Matt and George investigate a series of strange occurrences involving newcomers, who are found to be programmed to carry out someone's dirty work. The method by which they are brainwashed dates back to the slave ship's rebellion group, the Udara, who, we discover, Susan was a part of. Susan and George's lives are further disrupted when Buck enrols in the police academy.

Starring: Gary Graham, Eric Pierpoint, Michele Scarabelli, Terri Treas, Lauren Woodland, Sean Six, Jeffrey Marcus, Ron Fassler, Jenny Gago, Peggy McCay ..
Directed by: Kenneth Johnson
Release date: 1997-07-29
42.

Asteroid

2.7
4.6/10 IMDB

With the discovery of an incoming asteroid, the government of America formulate a plan to destroy it. When the plan fails, all the world can do is wait. The main impact zone is revealed to be Dallas, Texas. Generally, the plot follows the lives and reactions of several characters: an astronomer, her father, her son, two firefighters from Kansas, two young doctors in Dallas and the heads of the government agency in charge of the situation.

Starring: Michael Biehn, Annabella Sciorra, Zachary Charles, Don Franklin, Carlos Gómez, Michael Weatherly, Jensen Daggett, Anne-Marie Johnson, Frank McRae, Denis Arndt ..
Directed by: Bradford May
Release date: 1997-02-16
43.

Steel

2.7
2.9/10 IMDB

When a renegade military reject puts new superweapons in dangerous hands, John Henry Irons becomes Steel. Wearing body armor, wielding a fearsome electrohammer and riding a gadget-packed motorcycle, he's ready to wage war... if he can fix the untimely glitches in his untested gear.

Starring: Shaquille O'Neal, Annabeth Gish, Richard Roundtree, Judd Nelson, Irma P. Hall, Johanna Ray, Harvey Silver, Ray J, Charles Napier, Kerrie Keane ..
Directed by: Kenneth Johnson
Release date: 1997-08-15
44.

The Shadow Men

2.6
4.5/10 IMDB

Happily married couple Bob and Dez Wilson and their 12-year old son Andy are being attacked by a blinding light when driving home from a daytrip. They awaken a couple of hours later, seemingly unscathed but soon driven mad by recurring nightmares. It soon appears that they have been abducted by aliens as proved by their sons handycam that had suddenly started running right after the incident. This mysterious fact is discovered by even more mysterious Men In Black who start nagging the family up to the point of threatening to kill them. Laughed at by the police the threesome seek refuge at sf-writer Stan Mills' house and start fighting back.

Starring: Eric Roberts, Sherilyn Fenn, Dean Stockwell, Brendon Ryan Barrett, Andrew Prine, Chris McCarty, Tom Poster ..
Directed by: Timothy Bond
Release date: 1997-09-24
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1997 : Auton
45.

Auton

2.5
6.3/10 IMDB

In a top-secret UNIT warehouse Dr Sally Arnold is studying a Nestene energy unit with little success. Until she subjects it to cosmic signals that activate it and it awakens several dormant Autons stored in the facility.

Starring: Michael Wade, Bryonie Pritchard, George Telfer, Reece Shearsmith, Michael Wade ..
Directed by: Nicholas Briggs
Release date: 1997-01-01
46.

Redline

2.5
4.7/10 IMDB

A prostitute helps a U.S. smuggler evade assassins and seek revenge upon his traitorous partner in Moscow.

Starring: Rutger Hauer, Mark Dacascos, Yvonne Sciò, Patrick Dreikauss, Randall William Cook, Michael Mehlmann, Ildikó Szücs, István Kanizsay, John Thompson, Gabor Peter Vincze ..
Directed by: Tibor Takács
Release date: 1997-09-26
47.

Hollywood: Aliens & Monsters

2.5
6.5/10 IMDB

Mark Hamill is hosting an informational tour through the history of science fiction movie-making. The focus is not on special effects and action scenes, but on the relationship between society's hangups and fears and the subject matter of the movies. The effects of the American public's changing paranoias, e.g. the communist scare, is particularly well explored.

Starring: Mark Hamill ..
Directed by: Kevin Burns
Release date: 1997-07-09
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1997 : Epsilon
48.

Epsilon

2.5
5.7/10 IMDB

In this sci-fi adventure a gorgeous alien woman is sent to Earth by mistake from the planet Epsilon. Landing in the Australian outback she meets a surveyor and they cross the continent together. However, she spends the trip haranguing him for the ecological recklessness and avarice of the human race.

Starring: Ullie Birve, Syd Brisbane, Alethea McGrath, Chloe Ferguson, Phoebe Ferguson, Ullie Birvé ..
Directed by: Rolf de Heer
Release date: 1997-01-23
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1997 : Hollywood Rated 'R'
49.

Hollywood Rated 'R'

2.4
5.8/10 IMDB

A roller-coaster ride through the history of American exploitation films, ranging from Roger Corman's sci-fi and horror monster movies, 1960s beach movies, H.G. Lewis' gore-fests, William Castle's schlocky theatrical gimmicks, to 1970s blaxploitation, pre-"Deep Throat" sex tease films, Russ Meyer's bosom-heavy masterpieces, etc, etc. Over 25 interviews of the greatest purveyors of weird films of all kind from 1940 to 1975. Illustrated with dozens of films clips, trailers, extra footage, etc. This documentary as a shorter companion piece focusing on exploitation king David F. Friedman.

Starring: Forrest J. Ackerman, Russ Meyer, Barbara Steele, Edward D. Wood Jr., Larry Cohen, Joe Dante, Jack Hill, John Landis, William Lustig, Titus Moede ..
Directed by: Dominique Cazenave, Doug Headline
Release date: 1997-06-19
Best Science Fiction Movies of 1997 : Cafe Flesh 2
50.

Cafe Flesh 2

2.4
6.0/10 IMDB

Set in a post-nuclear future, the girls from the Cafe Flesh nightclubs make up for humanity's general lack of libido...

Starring: Jeanna Fine, Raylene, Stacy Valentine, Rebecca Lord, Sally Layd, Simon Delo, Kitten Natividad, Vince Vouyer, Alec Metro, Billy Glide ..
Directed by: Anthony R. Lovett
Release date: 1997-05-05

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