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List of the best 1997 action movies, ranked by how many upvotes they've received by other fans of the genre. These movies give you car crashes, explosions, gun fights and everything else you could hope for in a good action flick. These are all the action movies that defined the year 1997, so vote for your favorites and help them rise to the top. This poll is also a great resource for finding new movies that you haven't already seen, especially since you can watch trailers for each film right on this page. To make sure this list is as accurate as possible, please don't downvote a movie if you haven't seen it.

List is made up of a variety of movies, including Men in Black and The Fifth Element. This isn't necessarily a list of all action movies from 1997, but it does contain all the ones worth watching.

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Face/Off John Travolta, Nicolas Cage, Gina Gershon

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The Lost World: Jurassic Park Julianne Moore, Steven Spielberg, Camilla Belle

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The Fifth Element Milla Jovovich, Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman

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Con Air Nicolas Cage, John Malkovich, Steve Buscemi

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The Jackal Bruce Willis, Richard Gere, Jack Black

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Men in Black Will Smith, Sylvester Stallone, Steven Spielberg

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Air Force One Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, Glenn Close - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Batman & Robin Arnold Schwarzenegger, George Clooney, Uma Thurman

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Beverly Hills Ninja Chris Rock, Chris Farley, Nicollette Sheridan

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Tomorrow Never Dies Pierce Brosnan, Teri Hatcher, Gerard Butler - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Volcano Tommy Lee Jones, Don Cheadle, Anne Heche

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Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery Elizabeth Hurley, Will Ferrell, Carrie Fisher

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Turbulence Ray Liotta, Brendan Gleeson, Lauren Holly

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Breakdown Kurt Russell, Kathleen Quinlan, J. T. Walsh

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Speed 2: Cruise Control Sandra Bullock, Willem Dafoe, Tim Conway

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Double Team Dennis Rodman, Mickey Rourke, Jean-Claude Van Damme

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The Batman Superman Movie: World's Finest Mark Hamill, Dana Delany, Lisa Edelstein

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Conspiracy Theory Julia Roberts, Mel Gibson, Patrick Stewart

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Murder at 1600 Diane Lane, Wesley Snipes, Alan Alda

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Starship Troopers Neil Patrick Harris, Denise Richards, Amy Smart

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Dante's Peak Pierce Brosnan, Linda Hamilton, Jamie Renée Smith

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George of the Jungle Brendan Fraser, John Cleese, Leslie Mann

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The Edge Alec Baldwin, Anthony Hopkins, Elle Macpherson - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Home Alone 3 Scarlett Johansson, Seth Smith, Marian Seldes

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Marlon Perez added Recoil Gary Daniels, Kelli McCarty, Richard Foronjy

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Alien: Resurrection Winona Ryder, Sigourney Weaver, Ron Perlman

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The Game Sean Penn, Michael Douglas, Spike Jonze

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The Peacemaker Nicole Kidman, George Clooney, Tamara Tunie - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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The Saint Val Kilmer, Elisabeth Shue, Roger Moore

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The Devil's Own Brad Pitt, Harrison Ford, Julia Stiles

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8 Heads in a Duffel Bag Joe Pesci, David Spade, Kristy Swanson

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McHale's Navy Tim Curry, Debra Messing, Ernest Borgnine

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Pocket Ninjas Gary Daniels, Robert Z'Dar, Mel Novak

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Mortal Kombat: Annihilation Talisa Soto, Ray Park, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa

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The Postman Kevin Costner, Tom Petty, Mary Stuart Masterson

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Nothing to Lose Kelly Preston, Tim Robbins, Martin Lawrence

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G.I. Jane Demi Moore, Viggo Mortensen, Jim Caviezel

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Mr. Nice Guy Jackie Chan, Sammo Hung, Gabrielle Fitzpatrick

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Steel Shaquille O'Neal, Judd Nelson, Ray J

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Spawn Martin Sheen, John Leguizamo, Melinda Clarke

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Anaconda Jennifer Lopez, Ice Cube, Owen Wilson

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Ullaasam Vikram, Ajith Kumar, S. P. Balasubrahmanyam

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Nightwatch Ewan McGregor, Nick Nolte, Lauren Graham

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Demolition University Corey Haim, Laraine Newman, Dick Van Patten

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Rosewood Jon Voight, Don Cheadle, Ving Rhames

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Auzaar Salman Khan, Shilpa Shetty, Paresh Rawal

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Hoodlum Queen Latifah, Tim Roth, Laurence Fishburne

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Gang Related Tupac Shakur, James Earl Jones, Dennis Quaid