With nearly 1,400 movie fans voting to shape this list of the best movies from 1997, it's clear that this was a banner year for cinema. From iconic blockbusters to masterfully-crafted indies, '97 saw a wide range of great films hit theaters across the globe.
At the top of many lists is James Cameron's Titanic, an epic love story set against one of history's greatest tragedies. Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet captivate in their roles as Jack and Rose, two star-crossed lovers struggling against incredible odds to find happiness together. The film earned 11 Academy Awards—including Best Picture—and remains beloved by audiences today.
Of course, there were plenty more fantastic films released in 1997 than just Titanic. Fans also loved L.A Confidential; a noir crime drama helmed by Curtis Hanson and starring Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe and Guy Pearce which won Oscars for its screenplay and supporting actress Kim Basinger. Then there’s Gattaca – Andrew Niccol’s sci-fi thriller starring Ethan Hawke that explores questions about genetic engineering with subtlety and intelligence – plus so much more. Other popular 1997 movies include The Fifth Element, Men in Black, Good Will Hunting, and Air Force One.
Ready to explore these classics? Check out our list below then vote up your favorites!