Best Thriller Movies of 1997

1.

Titanic

7.2
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
2.

L.A. Confidential

6.5
8.2/10 IMDB

Three detectives in the corrupt and brutal L.A. police force of the 1950s use differing methods to uncover a conspiracy behind the shotgun slayings of the patrons at an all-night diner.

Starring: Kevin Spacey, Guy Pearce, Danny DeVito, James Cromwell, Kim Basinger, Russell Crowe, David Strathairn, Ron Rifkin, Matt McCoy, Paul Guilfoyle ..
Directed by: Curtis Hanson
Release date: 1997-09-19
3.

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
4.

The Game

6.3
7.7/10 IMDB

In honor of his birthday, San Francisco banker Nicholas Van Orton, a financial genius and a cold-hearted loner, receives an unusual present from his younger brother, Conrad: a gift certificate to play a unique kind of game. In nary a nanosecond, Nicholas finds himself consumed by a dangerous set of ever-changing rules, unable to distinguish where the charade ends and reality begins.

Starring: Michael Douglas, Sean Penn, Deborah Kara Unger, James Rebhorn, Spike Jonze, Anna Katarina, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Carroll Baker, Scott Hunter McGuire, Elizabeth Dennehy ..
Directed by: David Fincher
Release date: 1997-09-12
5.

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
6.

Donnie Brasco

6.2
7.7/10 IMDB

An FBI undercover agent infilitrates the mob and finds himself identifying more with the mafia life at the expense of his regular one.

Starring: Johnny Depp, Al Pacino, Michael Madsen, Bruno Kirby, James Russo, Anne Heche, Zeljko Ivanek, Brian Tarantina, Rocco Sisto, Zach Grenier ..
Directed by: Mike Newell
Release date: 1997-02-27
7.

Lost Highway

6.2
7.6/10 IMDB

A tormented jazz musician finds himself lost in an enigmatic story involving murder, surveillance, gangsters, doppelgängers, and an impossible transformation inside a prison cell.

Starring: Bill Pullman, Patricia Arquette, John Roselius, Louis Eppolito, Robert Blake, Jenna Maetlind, Michael Massee, Henry Rollins, Michael Shamus Wiles, Mink Stole ..
Directed by: David Lynch
Release date: 1997-01-15
8.

The Devil's Advocate

6.2
7.5/10 IMDB

Aspiring Florida defense lawyer Kevin Lomax accepts a job at a New York law firm. With the stakes getting higher every case, Kevin quickly learns that his boss has something far more evil planned.

Starring: Keanu Reeves, Al Pacino, Charlize Theron, Jeffrey Jones, Judith Ivey, Connie Nielsen, Craig T. Nelson, Tamara Tunie, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Debra Monk ..
Directed by: Taylor Hackford
Release date: 1997-10-17
9.

Jackie Brown

6.1
7.5/10 IMDB

Jackie Brown is a flight attendant who gets caught in the middle of smuggling cash into the country for her gunrunner boss. When the cops try to use Jackie to get to her boss, she hatches a plan — with help from a bail bondsman — to keep the money for herself.

Starring: Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert De Niro, Bridget Fonda, Michael Keaton, Robert Forster, Michael Bowen, Chris Tucker, LisaGay Hamilton, Tom 'Tiny' Lister Jr. ..
Directed by: Quentin Tarantino
Release date: 1997-04-10
10.

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
11.

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
12.

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
13.

Con Air

5.7
6.9/10 IMDB

When the government puts all its rotten criminal eggs in one airborne basket, it's asking for trouble. Before you can say, "Pass the barf bag," the crooks control the plane, led by creepy Cyrus "The Virus" Grissom. Watching his every move is the just-released Cameron Poe, who'd rather reunite with his family.

Starring: Nicolas Cage, John Cusack, John Malkovich, Ving Rhames, Nick Chinlund, Steve Buscemi, Colm Meaney, Rachel Ticotin, Dave Chappelle, Mykelti Williamson ..
Directed by: Simon West
Release date: 1997-06-05
14.

Conspiracy Theory

5.5
6.7/10 IMDB

A man obsessed with conspiracy theories becomes a target after one of his theories turns out to be true. Unfortunately, in order to save himself, he has to figure out which theory it is.

Starring: Mel Gibson, Julia Roberts, Patrick Stewart, Cylk Cozart, Steve Kahan, Terry Alexander, Alex McArthur, Rod McLachlan, Michael Potts, Jim Sterling ..
Directed by: Richard Donner
Release date: 1997-08-08
15.

Air Force One

5.4
6.5/10 IMDB

Russian terrorists conspire to hijack the aircraft with the president and his family on board. The commander in chief finds himself facing an impossible predicament: give in to the terrorists and sacrifice his family, or risk everything to uphold his principles - and the integrity of the nation.

Starring: Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, Glenn Close, Wendy Crewson, William H. Macy, Jürgen Prochnow, Oleg Taktarov, Liesel Matthews, Paul Guilfoyle, Xander Berkeley ..
Directed by: Wolfgang Petersen
Release date: 1997-07-25
16.

Tomorrow Never Dies

5.4
6.5/10 IMDB

A deranged media mogul is staging international incidents to pit the world's superpowers against each other. Now James Bond must take on this evil mastermind in an adrenaline-charged battle to end his reign of terror and prevent global pandemonium.

Starring: Pierce Brosnan, Jonathan Pryce, Michelle Yeoh, Teri Hatcher, Ricky Jay, Götz Otto, Joe Don Baker, Vincent Schiavelli, Judi Dench, Desmond Llewelyn ..
Directed by: Roger Spottiswoode
Release date: 1997-12-11
17.

Kiss the Girls

5.4
6.6/10 IMDB

Forensic psychologist Alex Cross travels to North Carolina and teams with escaped kidnap victim Kate McTiernan to hunt down "Casanova," a serial killer who abducts strong-willed women and forces them to submit to his demands. The trail leads to Los Angeles, where the duo discovers that the psychopath may not be working alone.

Starring: Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Cary Elwes, Alex McArthur, Tony Goldwyn, Jay O. Sanders, Bill Nunn, Brian Cox, Richard T. Jones, Roma Maffia ..
Directed by: Gary Fleder
Release date: 1997-09-29
18.

The Jackal

5.3
6.4/10 IMDB

Hired by a powerful member of the Russian mafia to avenge an FBI sting that left his brother dead, a psychopathic hitman known only as The Jackal proves an elusive target for the people charged with the task of bringing him down: a deputy FBI director, a Russian MVK Major, and a jailed IRA terrorist who can recognize him.

Starring: Bruce Willis, Richard Gere, Sidney Poitier, Diane Venora, J.K. Simmons, Jack Black, Sophie Okonedo, Ravil Isyanov, Maggie Castle, Karen Kirschenbauer ..
Directed by: Michael Caton-Jones
Release date: 1997-11-14
19.

Grosse Pointe Blank

5.2
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
20.

The Rainmaker

5.2
7.2/10 IMDB

When Rudy Baylor, a young attorney with no clients, goes to work for a seedy ambulance chaser, he wants to help the parents of a terminally ill boy in their suit against an insurance company. But to take on corporate America, Rudy and a scrappy paralegal must open their own law firm.

Starring: Matt Damon, Danny DeVito, Jon Voight, Claire Danes, Mary Kay Place, Dean Stockwell, Virginia Madsen, Mickey Rourke, Randy Travis, Roy Scheider ..
Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola
Release date: 1997-11-18
21.

Hard Eight

5.2
7.2/10 IMDB

A stranger mentors a young Reno gambler who weds a hooker and befriends a vulgar casino regular.

Starring: Philip Baker Hall, Gwyneth Paltrow, John C. Reilly, Samuel L. Jackson, F. William Parker, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Melora Walters, Robert Ridgely, Nathanael Cooper, Wynn White ..
Directed by: Paul Thomas Anderson
Release date: 1997-02-28
22.

The Spanish Prisoner

5.2
7.2/10 IMDB

An inventor of a secret process suddenly finds himself alone as both his friends and the corporation he works for turn against him.

Starring: Steve Martin, Campbell Scott, Ben Gazzara, Rebecca Pidgeon, Ricky Jay, Felicity Huffman, David Pittu, J.J. Johnston, Ed O'Neill, Jack Wallace ..
Directed by: David Mamet
Release date: 1997-12-03
23.

Breakdown

5.0
7.0/10 IMDB

When his SUV breaks down on a remote Southwestern road, Jeff Taylor lets his wife, Amy, hitch a ride with a trucker to get help. When she doesn't return, Jeff fixes his SUV and tracks down the trucker -- who tells the police he's never seen Amy. Johnathan Mostow's tense thriller then follows Jeff's desperate search for his wife, which eventually uncovers a small town's murderous secret.

Starring: Kurt Russell, J. T. Walsh, Kathleen Quinlan, M.C. Gainey, Jack Noseworthy, Rex Linn, Ritch Brinkley, Moira Sinise, Kim Robillard, Thomas Kopache ..
Directed by: Jonathan Mostow
Release date: 1997-05-02
24.

Dante's Peak

5.0
6.0/10 IMDB

Volcanologist Harry Dalton comes to the sleepy town of Dante's Peak to investigate the recent rumblings of the dormant volcano the burg is named for. Before long, his worst fears are realized when a massive eruption hits, and immediately, Harry, the mayor and the townspeople find themselves fighting for their lives amid a catastrophic nightmare.

Starring: Pierce Brosnan, Linda Hamilton, Jamie Renée Smith, Jeremy Foley, Elizabeth Hoffman, Charles Hallahan, Grant Heslov, Kirk Trutner, Arabella Field, Tzi Ma ..
Directed by: Roger Donaldson
Release date: 1997-02-07
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25.

Doodlebug

5.0
7.0/10 IMDB

In his squalid apartment, a man tries to squash with his shoe an insect of some kind that is moving around the room.

Starring: Jeremy Theobald ..
Directed by: Christopher Nolan
Release date: 1997-01-01
26.

U Turn

4.9
6.7/10 IMDB

When Bobby's car breaks down in the desert while on the run from some of the bookies who have already taken two of his fingers, he becomes trapped in the nearby small town where the people are stranger than anyone he's encountered. After becoming involved with a young married woman, her husband hires Bobby to kill her. Later, she hires Bobby to kill the husband.

Starring: Sean Penn, Nick Nolte, Jennifer Lopez, Joaquin Phoenix, Claire Danes, Powers Boothe, Billy Bob Thornton, Jon Voight, Abraham Benrubi, Richard Rutowski ..
Directed by: Oliver Stone
Release date: 1997-10-03
27.

I Know What You Did Last Summer

4.8
5.8/10 IMDB

After four high school friends are involved in a hit-and-run road accident, they dispose of the body and vow to keep the incident a secret. A year later, they each start receiving anonymous letters bearing the warning "I Know What You Did Last Summer."

Starring: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe, Freddie Prinze Jr., Bridgette Wilson-Sampras, Johnny Galecki, Muse Watson, Anne Heche, Stuart Greer, Dan Albright ..
Directed by: Jim Gillespie
Release date: 1997-10-17
28.

One Eight Seven

4.8
6.6/10 IMDB

After surviving a stabbing by a student, teacher Trevor Garfield moves from New York to Los Angeles. There, he resumes teaching as a substitute teacher. The education system, where violent bullies control the classrooms and the administration is afraid of lawsuits, slowly drives Garfield mad.

Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, John Heard, Kelly Rowan, Clifton Collins Jr., Tony Plana, Karina Arroyave, Lobo Sebastian, Jack Kehler, Jonah Rooney, Demetrius Navarro ..
Directed by: Kevin Reynolds
Release date: 1997-07-29
29.

Volcano

4.8
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
30.

The Man Who Knew Too Little

4.8
6.6/10 IMDB

An American gets a ticket for an audience participation game in London, then gets involved in a case of mistaken identity. As an international plot unravels around him, he thinks it's all part of the act.

Starring: Bill Murray, Peter Gallagher, Joanne Whalley, Alfred Molina, Richard Wilson, Geraldine James, John Standing, Anna Chancellor, Nicholas Woodeson, Simon Chandler ..
Directed by: Jon Amiel
Release date: 1997-11-14
31.

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

4.7
6.6/10 IMDB

A visiting city reporter's assignment suddenly revolves around the murder trial of a local millionaire, whom he befriends.

Starring: John Cusack, Kevin Spacey, Jude Law, Alison Eastwood, Jack Thompson, Irma P. Hall, Paul Hipp, Lady Chablis, Kim Hunter, Geoffrey Lewis ..
Directed by: Clint Eastwood
Release date: 1997-11-21
32.

Mad City

4.7
6.3/10 IMDB

A misguided museum guard who loses his job and then tries to get it back at gunpoint is thrown into the fierce world of ratings-driven TV gone mad.

Starring: John Travolta, Dustin Hoffman, Mia Kirshner, Alan Alda, Robert Prosky, Blythe Danner, William Atherton, Ted Levine, Milton Davis Jr., Bill Nunn ..
Directed by: Costa-Gavras
Release date: 1997-11-07
33.

Smilla's Sense of Snow

4.7
6.3/10 IMDB

Smilla Jaspersen, half Danish, half Greenlander, attempts to understand the death of a small boy who falls from the roof of her apartment building. Suspecting wrongdoing, Smilla uncovers a trail of clues leading towards a secretive corporation that has made several mysterious expeditions to Greenland. Scenes from the film were shot in Copenhagen and western Greenland. The film was entered into the 47th Berlin International Film Festival, where director Bille August was nominated for the Golden Bear.

Starring: Julia Ormond, Gabriel Byrne, Richard Harris, Jim Broadbent, Tom Wilkinson, Robert Loggia, Vanessa Redgrave, Bob Peck, David Hayman, Peter Capaldi ..
Directed by: Bille August
Release date: 1997-02-28
34.

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
35.

The Devil's Own

4.6
6.2/10 IMDB

Frankie McGuire, one of the IRA's deadliest assassins, draws an American family into the crossfire of terrorism. But when he is sent to the U.S. to buy weapons, Frankie is housed with the family of Tom O'Meara, a New York cop who knows nothing about Frankie's real identity. Their surprising friendship, and Tom's growing suspicions, forces Frankie to choose between the promise of peace or a lifetime of murder.

Starring: Brad Pitt, Harrison Ford, Rubén Blades, Treat Williams, Natascha McElhone, Margaret Colin, Kelly Singer, Ashley Carin, Julia Stiles, Simon Jones ..
Directed by: Alan J. Pakula
Release date: 1997-03-13
36.

Red Corner

4.6
6.3/10 IMDB

An American attorney on business in China, ends up wrongfully on trial for murder and his only key to innocence is a female defense lawyer from the country.

Starring: Richard Gere, Bai Ling, Bradley Whitford, Byron Mann, Peter Donat, Robert Stanton, Tsai Chin, James Hong, Tzi Ma, Ulrich Matschoss ..
Directed by: Jon Avnet
Release date: 1997-10-30
37.

Switchback

4.6
6.4/10 IMDB

FBI agent Dennis Quaid tries to catch a serial killer who kidnapped his son.

Starring: Dennis Quaid, Danny Glover, R. Lee Ermey, Claudia Stedelin, Brent Hinkley, Jared Leto, Ian Nelson, Walton Goggins, Ted Levine, Louis Schaefer ..
Directed by: Jeb Stuart
Release date: 1997-10-31
38.

Nightwatch

4.5
6.2/10 IMDB

A law student, who takes a job as a night watchman at a morgue, begins to discover clues that implicate him as the suspect of a series of murders.

Starring: Ewan McGregor, Patricia Arquette, Nick Nolte, Josh Brolin, Lauren Graham, Brad Dourif, Alix Koromzay, Lonny Chapman, Robert LaSardo, John C. Reilly ..
Directed by: Ole Bornedal
Release date: 1997-01-31
39.

The Peacemaker

4.5
6.0/10 IMDB

When a train carrying atomic warheads mysteriously crashes in the former Soviet Union, a nuclear specialist discovers the accident is really part of a plot to cover up the theft of the weapons. Assigned to help her recover the missing bombs is a crack Special Forces Colonel.

Starring: George Clooney, Nicole Kidman, Marcel Iure?, Goran Visnjic, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Tamara Tunie, Aleksandr Baluev, Rene Medvešek, Gary Werntz, Randall Batinkoff ..
Directed by: Mimi Leder
Release date: 1997-09-26
40.

Murder at 1600

4.5
6.1/10 IMDB

A secretary is found dead in a White House bathroom during an international crisis, and Detective Harlan Regis is in charge of the investigation. Despite resistance from the Secret Service, Regis partners with agent Nina Chance. As political tensions rise, they learn that the crime could be part of an elaborate cover-up. Framed as traitors, the pair, plus Regis' partner, break into the White House in order to expose the true culprit.

Starring: Wesley Snipes, Diane Lane, Alan Alda, Daniel Benzali, Dennis Miller, Ronny Cox, Tate Donovan, Tom Wright, Harris Yulin, Nicholas Pryor ..
Directed by: Dwight H. Little
Release date: 1997-04-18
41.

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
42.

The Relic

4.4
5.8/10 IMDB

A homicide detective teams up with an evolutionary biologist to hunt a giant creature that is killing people in a Chicago museum.

Starring: Penelope Ann Miller, Tom Sizemore, Linda Hunt, James Whitmore, Clayton Rohner, Chi Muoi Lo, Thomas Ryan, Robert Lesser, Diane Robin, Lewis Van Bergen ..
Directed by: Peter Hyams
Release date: 1997-01-10
43.

Spawn

4.4
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
44.

Metro

4.2
5.5/10 IMDB

Roper, a hostage negotiator catches a murderous bank robber after a blown heist. The bank robber escapes and immediately goes after the man who put him behind bars.

Starring: Eddie Murphy, Kim Miyori, Art Evans, James Carpenter, Michael Rapaport, Donal Logue, Jeni Chua, Michael Wincott, Carmen Ejogo, Paul Ben-Victor ..
Directed by: Thomas Carter
Release date: 1997-01-16
45.

Anaconda

4.1
4.8/10 IMDB

A "National Geographic" film crew is taken hostage by an insane hunter, who takes them along on his quest to capture the world's largest - and deadliest - snake.

Starring: Jennifer Lopez, Ice Cube, Jon Voight, Eric Stoltz, Owen Wilson, Jonathan Hyde, Kari Wuhrer, Vincent Castellanos, Danny Trejo, Frank Welker ..
Directed by: Luis Llosa
Release date: 1997-04-11
46.

The Assignment

4.1
6.8/10 IMDB

Jack Shaw has experienced the terror first-hand. He's a top CIA agent who's tracked international killer-for-hire Carlos "The Jackal" Sanchez for over twenty years and barely survived Carlos' devastating bombing of a Parisian cafe. Now, he finally gets a break when he discovers Carlos' dead ringer: American naval officer and dedicated family man Annibal Ramirez.

Starring: Aidan Quinn, Donald Sutherland, Ben Kingsley, Claudia Ferri, Céline Bonnier, Vlasta Vrana, Liliana Komorowska, Von Flores, Mitchell David Rothpan, Gregory Hlady ..
Directed by: Christian Duguay
Release date: 1997-09-28
47.

Fire Down Below

4.1
5.1/10 IMDB

When an EPA representative is murdered in a small Appalachian community, EPA undercover agent Jack Taggart is sent in—posing as a handyman working with a Christian relief agency—to determine what happened.

Starring: Steven Seagal, Marg Helgenberger, Stephen Lang, Brad Hunt, Kris Kristofferson, Levon Helm, Harry Dean Stanton, Mark Collie, Richard Masur, Alex Harvey ..
Directed by: Félix Enríquez Alcalá
Release date: 1997-09-05
48.

Gang Related

4.0
6.4/10 IMDB

Two corrupt cops have a successful, seemingly perfect money making scheme- they sell drugs that they seize from dealers, kill the dealers, and blame the crimes on street gangs. Their scheme is going along smoothly until they kill an undercover DEA agent posing as a dealer, and then try to cover-up their crime.

Starring: Jim Belushi, Tupac Shakur, Lela Rochon, Dennis Quaid, James Earl Jones, Gary Cole, Terrence 'T.C.' Carson, Wendy Crewson, Kool Moe Dee, Reggie Miller ..
Directed by: Jim Kouf
Release date: 1997-10-08
49.

Turbulence

3.9
4.9/10 IMDB

On a flight transporting dangerous convicts, murderer Ryan Weaver manages to break free and cause complete chaos throughout the plane. As various people on board fall victim to Weaver, it is ultimately down to flight attendant Teri Halloran to keep the aircraft from crashing, with on-ground support from an air traffic controller. While Halloran struggles to pilot the plane, Weaver continues to terrorize the surviving members of the crew.

Starring: Ray Liotta, Lauren Holly, Brendan Gleeson, Héctor Elizondo, Rachel Ticotin, Ben Cross, Catherine Hicks, Jeffrey DeMunn, John Finn, Heidi Kling ..
Directed by: Robert Butler
Release date: 1997-01-09
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50.

Men with Guns

3.9
7.6/10 IMDB

Dr. Fuentes is a medical professor approaching his retirement and journeys to find old students, with sometimes disturbing results.

Starring: Federico Luppi, Damián Delgado, Dan Rivera González, Tania Cruz, Damián Alcázar, Mandy Patinkin, Kathryn Grody, Iguandili López, Nandi Luna Ramírez ..
Directed by: John Sayles
Release date: 1997-01-01

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