1997 Top Ten List

By IMDb date: first public screening

95/100
Hana-bi (Takeshi Kitano, 1997)
92/100
Kundun (Martin Scorsese, 1997)
92/100
The Sweet Hereafter (Atom Egoyan, 1997)
91/100
Face/Off (John Woo, 1997)
90/100
L.A. Confidential (Curtis Hanson, 1997)
90/100
Nil by Mouth (Gary Oldman, 1997)
89/100
Breakdown (Jonathan Mostow, 1997)
88/100
Happy Together (Wong Kar-Wai, 1997)
78/100
The Game (David Fincher, 1997)
77/100
The Butcher Boy (Neil Jordan, 1997)

1997 U.S. Releases by Grade

94/100
La promesse  (Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, 1996)
92/100
Kundun  (Martin Scorsese, 1997)
92/100
The Sweet Hereafter  (Atom Egoyan, 1997)
91/100
Face/Off  (John Woo, 1997)
90/100
L.A. Confidential  (Curtis Hanson, 1997)
89/100
Breakdown  (Jonathan Mostow, 1997)
88/100
Happy Together  (Wong Kar-Wai, 1997)
82/100
Conspirators of Pleasure  (Jan Svankmajer, 1996)
80/100
Crash  (David Cronenberg, 1996)
78/100
The Game  (David Fincher, 1997)
60/100
Lisbon Story  (Wim Wenders, 1994)
53/100
Titanic  (James Cameron, 1997)
38/100
My Best Friend’s Wedding  (P.J. Hogan, 1997)

1997 U.S. Releases by Title

89/100
Breakdown  (Jonathan Mostow, 1997)
82/100
Conspirators of Pleasure  (Jan Svankmajer, 1996)
80/100
Crash  (David Cronenberg, 1996)
91/100
Face/Off  (John Woo, 1997)
78/100
The Game  (David Fincher, 1997)
88/100
Happy Together  (Wong Kar-Wai, 1997)
92/100
Kundun  (Martin Scorsese, 1997)
90/100
L.A. Confidential  (Curtis Hanson, 1997)
60/100
Lisbon Story  (Wim Wenders, 1994)
38/100
My Best Friend’s Wedding  (P.J. Hogan, 1997)
94/100
La promesse  (Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, 1996)
92/100
The Sweet Hereafter  (Atom Egoyan, 1997)
53/100
Titanic  (James Cameron, 1997)