Top 25 Films of 1997

  • 1. Happy Together directed by Wong Kar-Wai
  • 2. Mother and Son directed by Aleksander Sokurov
  • 3. L.A. Confidential directed by Curtis Hanson
  • 4. Taste of Cherry directed by Abbas Kiarostami
  • 5. Life is Beautiful directed by Roberto Begnini
  • 6. Funny Games directed by Michael Haneke
  • 7. Contact directed by Robert Zemeckis
  • 8. Boogie Nights directed by Paul Thomas Anderson
  • 9. Jackie Brown directed by Quentin Tarantino
  • 10. The Butcher Boy directed by Neil Jordan
  • Next 15:
  • Deconstructing Harry
  • Character
  • Titanic
  • As Good As it Gets
  • Amistad
  • The Boxer
  • The Full Monty
  • The Big One
  • In the Company of Men
  • Chasing Amy
  • Wag the Dog
  • In and Out
  • The Sweet Hereafter
  • Live Flesh
  • Ulee's Gold
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role:
  • Tony Leung Chiu Wai for Happy Together
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role:
  • Joey Lauren Adams for Chasing Amy
Author Comments: 

This is my canon of the top 25 films of the year. I feel these films are the most important and contributed immensely to the advancement of the motion picture. If a movie you like is not listed here, it means I did not value it as highly as these 25 films.