Account IconLogin|Sign Up
netflix
amazon_prime
hulu_plus
disney_plus
hbo
& more all in one place. Totally free to use!
1997
Movies & TV Shows
arrow
Movies & TV ShowsMoviesTV Shows
Get recommendations and notifications when movies & shows come to your streaming services.
On
Every Service
arrow
Free Services
Free Services
Netflix
Netflix
Prime Video
Prime Video
HBO MAX
HBO MAX
HBO
HBO
Hulu
Hulu
Disney+
Disney+
CBS All Access
CBS All Access
fuboTV
fuboTV
Philo
Philo
Kanopy
Kanopy
Hoopla
Hoopla
Starz
Starz
Showtime
Showtime
Cinemax
Cinemax
AcornTV
AcornTV
AMC Premiere
AMC Premiere
BritBox
BritBox
The Criterion Channel
The Criterion Channel
DC Universe
DC Universe
Epix
Epix
Fandor
Fandor
Funimation
Funimation
Hallmark Movies Now
Hallmark Movies Now
Shudder
Shudder
ABC
ABC
AMC
AMC
BBC America
BBC America
Comedy Central
Comedy Central
DisneyNOW
DisneyNOW
MTV
MTV
Crackle
Crackle
Crunchyroll
Crunchyroll
IMDb TV
IMDb TV
Peacock
Peacock
Plex
Plex
PlutoTV
PlutoTV
PopcornFlix
PopcornFlix
Tubi
Tubi
Vudu
Vudu
arrowarrow
Want to Select more than one service? Add your services to your free Reelgood account to see everything you can watch!

List of 1997 Movies and TV Shows

Browse the full list of 1997 movies and TV shows streaming online, including services like Netflix, Hulu, Prime Video, HBO and more. Sort by Reelgood, IMDB rating, popularity and more to find something to watch!

VIEW: best
backdrop
starz

1. Good Will Hunting

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
8.3/10
Reelgood Logo
94/100
Released: 1997Rated: R
Drama

What it's about: Will Hunting has a genius-level IQ but chooses to work as a janitor at MIT. When he solves a difficult graduate-level math problem, his talents are discovered by Professor Gerald Lambeau, who decides to help the misguided youth reach his potential. When Will is arrested for attacking a police officer, Professor Lambeau makes a deal to get leniency for him if he will get treatment from therapist Sean Maguire.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

Have You Seen?
TV
backdrop
free
hbo_max
hulu_plus
+ 5

2. South Park

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
8.7/10
Reelgood Logo
94/100
Year: 1997-2020Rated: TV-MASeasons: 24
Animation, Comedy

What it's about: Follows the misadventures of four irreverent grade-schoolers in the quiet, dysfunctional town of South Park, Colorado.

Where to Watch: 39 episodes (12%) are available to watch free online (Comedy Central & South Park). 303 episodes (97%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, Hulu, Philo & 1 other). 14 episodes (4%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (Comedy Central). 310 episodes (99%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

backdrop
free
imdb_tv

3. L.A. Confidential

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
8.2/10
Reelgood Logo
92/100
Released: 1997Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: 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.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (IMDb TV) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

backdrop
hbo

4. Life Is Beautiful

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
8.6/10
Reelgood Logo
92/100
Released: 1997Rated: PG-13
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: A touching story of an Italian book seller of Jewish ancestry who lives in his own little fairy tale. His creative and happy life would come to an abrupt halt when his entire family is deported to a concentration camp during World War II. While locked up he tries to convince his son that the whole thing is just a game.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (HBO) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

backdrop
hbo_max

5. Princess Mononoke

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
8.4/10
Reelgood Logo
91/100
Released: 1997Rated: PG-13
Animation, Anime

What it's about: Ashitaka, a prince of the disappearing Emishi people, is cursed by a demonized boar god and must journey to the west to find a cure. Along the way, he encounters San, a young human woman fighting to protect the forest, and Lady Eboshi, who is trying to destroy it. Ashitaka must find a way to bring balance to this conflict.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX) & rent or buy from $11.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

backdrop
philo
starz
amc_premiere
+ 1

6. Titanic

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.8/10
Reelgood Logo
90/100
Released: 1997Rated: PG-13
Drama, Romance

What it's about: 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.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Philo, Starz & AMC Premiere), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz & AMC) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

backdrop
hbo_max

7. Boogie Nights

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.9/10
Reelgood Logo
88/100
Released: 1997Rated: R
Drama, LGBTQ

What it's about: Set in 1977, back when sex was safe, pleasure was a business and business was booming, idealistic porn producer Jack Horner aspires to elevate his craft to an art form. Horner discovers Eddie Adams, a hot young talent working as a busboy in a nightclub, and welcomes him into the extended family of movie-makers, misfits and hangers-on that are always around. Adams' rise from nobody to a celebrity adult entertainer is meteoric, and soon the whole world seems to know his porn alter ego, "Dirk Diggler". Now, when disco and drugs are in vogue, fashion is in flux and the party never seems to stop, Adams' dreams of turning sex into stardom are about to collide with cold, hard reality.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

backdrop
starz

8. Men in Black

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.3/10
Reelgood Logo
87/100
Released: 1997Rated: PG-13
Comedy, Science-Fiction

What it's about: After a police chase with an otherworldly being, a New York City cop is recruited as an agent in a top-secret organization established to monitor and police alien activity on Earth: the Men in Black. Agent Kay and new recruit Agent Jay find themselves in the middle of a deadly plot by an intergalactic terrorist who has arrived on Earth to assassinate two ambassadors from opposing galaxies.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

backdrop
starz

9. Gattaca

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.8/10
Reelgood Logo
87/100
Released: 1997Rated: PG-13
Drama, Science-Fiction

What it's about: 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.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

backdrop
starz

10. The Game

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.8/10
Reelgood Logo
87/100
Released: 1997Rated: R
Drama, Mystery

What it's about: 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.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

backdrop
free
fubo_tv
showtime
+ 1

11. Face/Off

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.3/10
Reelgood Logo
86/100
Released: 1997Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: Obsessed with bringing terrorist Castor Troy to justice, FBI agent Sean Archer tracks down Troy, who has boarded a plane in Los Angeles. After the plane crashes and Troy is severely injured, possibly dead, Archer undergoes surgery to remove his face and replace it with Troy's. As Archer tries to use his disguise to elicit information about a bomb from Troy's brother, Troy awakes from a coma and forces the doctor who performed the surgery to give him Archer's face.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a subscription service (fuboTV & Showtime), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

backdrop
philo
fubo_tv

12. The Fifth Element

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.7/10
Reelgood Logo
86/100
Released: 1997Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Cult

What it's about: 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.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Philo & fuboTV) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

backdrop
free
fubo_tv
imdb_tv
+ 1

13. Donnie Brasco

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.7/10
Reelgood Logo
86/100
Released: 1997Rated: R
Biography, Crime

What it's about: An FBI undercover agent infilitrates the mob and finds himself identifying more with the mafia life at the expense of his regular one.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (IMDb TV), stream on a subscription service (fuboTV & Sundance Now) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

Have You Seen?
TV
backdrop
amazon_prime
hulu_plus

14. Buffy the Vampire Slayer

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
8.2/10
Reelgood Logo
86/100
Year: 1997-2020Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 7
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: Into every generation a slayer is born: one girl in all the world, a chosen one. She alone will wield the strength and skill to fight the vampires, demons, and the forces of darkness; to stop the spread of their evil and the swell of their number. She is the Slayer.

Where to Watch: 144 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Hulu). 144 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

backdrop
starz

15. Jackie Brown

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.5/10
Reelgood Logo
85/100
Released: 1997Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: 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.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

backdrop
free
imdb_tv

16. As Good as It Gets

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.7/10
Reelgood Logo
85/100
Released: 1997Rated: PG-13
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: New York City. Melvin Udall, a cranky, bigoted, obsessive-compulsive writer, finds his life turned upside down when neighboring gay artist Simon is hospitalized and his dog is entrusted to Melvin. In addition, Carol, the only waitress who will tolerate him, must leave work to care for her sick son, making it impossible for Melvin to eat breakfast.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (IMDb TV) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

backdrop
hoopla

17. Perfect Blue

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
8.0/10
Reelgood Logo
84/100
Released: 1997Rated: R
Animation, Anime

What it's about: A retired pop singer turned actress' sense of reality is shaken when she is stalked by an obsessed fan and seemingly a ghost of her past.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Hoopla) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 3 others).

backdrop
disney_plus

18. Hercules

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.3/10
Reelgood Logo
84/100
Released: 1997Rated: G
Animation, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Bestowed with superhuman strength, a young mortal named Hercules sets out to prove himself a hero in the eyes of his father, the great god Zeus. Along with his friends Pegasus, a flying horse, and Phil, a personal trainer, Hercules is tricked by the hilarious, hotheaded villain Hades, who's plotting to take over Mount Olympus!

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Disney+) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

backdrop
hbo_max

19. Contact

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.4/10
Reelgood Logo
83/100
Released: 1997Rated: PG
Drama, Mystery

What it's about: Contact is a science fiction film about an encounter with alien intelligence. Based on the novel by Carl Sagan the film starred Jodie Foster as the one chosen scientist who must make some difficult decisions between her beliefs, the truth, and reality.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

backdrop
netflix

20. Neon Genesis Evangelion: The End of Evangelion

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
8.1/10
Reelgood Logo
83/100
Released: 1997
Animation, Anime

What it's about: The second of two theatrically released follow-ups to the Neon Genesis Evangelion series. Comprising of two alternate episodes which were first intended to take the place of episodes 25 and 26, this finale answers many of the questions surrounding the series, while also opening up some new possibilities.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

Have You Seen?
TV
backdrop
hbo_max
hbo

21. Oz

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
8.7/10
Reelgood Logo
83/100
Year: 1997-2020Rated: TV-MASeasons: 6
Drama, Crime

What it's about: The daily lives of prisoners in Emerald City, an experimental unit of the Oswald Maximum Security Prison where ingroups - Muslims, Latinos, Italians, Aryans - stick close to their mutual friends and terrorizes their mutual enemies.

Where to Watch: 56 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & HBO). 56 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

backdrop
free
tubi_tv
imdb_tv
+ 1

22. Open Your Eyes

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.7/10
Reelgood Logo
82/100
Released: 1997Rated: R
Drama, Mystery

What it's about: A very handsome man finds the love of his life, but he suffers an accident and needs to have his face rebuilt by surgery after it is severely disfigured.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi & IMDb TV), stream on a subscription service (Tribeca Short List) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

backdrop
hbo_max
hbo

23. Chasing Amy

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.2/10
Reelgood Logo
82/100
Released: 1997Rated: R
Comedy, LGBTQ

What it's about: Holden and Banky are comic book artists. Everything is going good for them until they meet Alyssa, also a comic book artist. Holden falls for her, but his hopes are crushed when he finds out she's a lesbian.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & HBO) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

backdrop
Rent/Buy

24. The Devil's Advocate

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.5/10
Reelgood Logo
81/100
Released: 1997Rated: R
Drama, Mystery

What it's about: 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.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

backdrop
hbo_max
hbo

25. Anastasia

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.2/10
Reelgood Logo
81/100
Released: 1997Rated: G
Animation, Action & Adventure

What it's about: This animated adventure retells the story of the lost daughter of Russia's last czar. The evil Rasputin places a curse on the Romanov family, and Anastasia and her grandmother, Empress Maria, get separated. After growing up in an orphanage, Anastasia encounters two Russian men seeking a reward offered by Empress Maria for the return of her granddaughter. The trio travels to Paris, where they find that the empress has grown skeptical of imposters.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & HBO) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

backdrop
free
hoopla
tubi_tv
+ 4

26. Cube

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.2/10
Reelgood Logo
81/100
Released: 1997Rated: R
Mystery, Science-Fiction

What it's about: 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.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV, Plex & 1 other), stream on a subscription service (Hoopla & Tribeca Short List) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

backdrop
free
peacock_free

27. Lost Highway

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.6/10
Reelgood Logo
81/100
Released: 1997Rated: R
Drama, Mystery

What it's about: A tormented jazz musician finds himself lost in an enigmatic story involving murder, surveillance, gangsters, doppelgangers, and an impossible transformation inside a prison cell.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Peacock) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

backdrop
hbo_max

28. Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.0/10
Reelgood Logo
81/100
Released: 1997Rated: PG-13
Comedy, Crime

What it's about: As a swingin' fashion photographer by day and a groovy British superagent by night, Austin Powers is the '60s' most shagadelic spy, baby! But can he stop megalomaniac Dr. Evil after the bald villain freezes himself and unthaws in the '90s? With the help of sexy sidekick Vanessa Kensington, he just might.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

poster
Rent/Buy

29. Children of Heaven

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
8.3/10
Reelgood Logo
80/100
Released: 1997Rated: PG
Drama, Family

What it's about: Zohre's shoes are gone; her older brother Ali lost them. They are poor, there are no shoes for Zohre until they come up with an idea: they will share one pair of shoes, Ali's. School awaits...

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

backdrop
amazon_prime
philo
fubo_tv
+ 2

30. Con Air

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
6.9/10
Reelgood Logo
80/100
Released: 1997Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: 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.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Philo, fuboTV & 1 other), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (AMC) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

backdrop
Rent/Buy

31. Liar Liar

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
6.9/10
Reelgood Logo
80/100
Released: 1997Rated: PG-13
Comedy, Fantasy

What it's about: Fletcher Reede is a fast-talking attorney and habitual liar. When his son Max blows out the candles on his fifth birthday he has just one wish - that his dad will stop lying for 24 hours. When Max's wish comes true, Fletcher discovers that his mouth has suddenly become his biggest liability.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $3.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

Have You Seen?
TV
backdrop
amazon_prime
hulu_plus

32. Stargate SG-1

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
8.4/10
Reelgood Logo
79/100
Year: 1997-2020Rated: TV-PGSeasons: 10
Action & Adventure, Fantasy

What it's about: The story of Stargate SG-1 begins about a year after the events of the feature film, when the United States government learns that an ancient alien device called the Stargate can access a network of such devices on a multitude of planets. SG-1 is an elite Air Force special operations team, one of more than two dozen teams from Earth who explore the galaxy and defend against alien threats such as the Goa'uld, Replicators, and the Ori.

Where to Watch: 215 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Hulu). 213 episodes (99%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

backdrop
Rent/Buy

33. Starship Troopers

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.2/10
Reelgood Logo
79/100
Released: 1997Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Science-Fiction

What it's about: 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".

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

backdrop
Rent/Buy

34. Grosse Pointe Blank

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.3/10
Reelgood Logo
79/100
Released: 1997Rated: R
Comedy, Crime

What it's about: Martin Blank is a freelance hitman who starts to develop a conscience, which causes him to botch a couple of routine assignments. On the advice of his secretary and his psychiatrist, he decides to attend his 10 year high school reunion in Grosse Pointe, Michigan.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

backdrop
free
amazon_prime
cbs_all_access
+ 1

35. The Rainmaker

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.2/10
Reelgood Logo
79/100
Released: 1997Rated: PG-13
Crime, Drama

What it's about: 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.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PlutoTV), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & CBS All Access) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

backdrop
hoopla
kanopy

36. Lolita

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
6.9/10
Reelgood Logo
79/100
Released: 1997Rated: R
Drama, Romance

What it's about: Urbane professor Humbert Humbert marries a New England widow to be near her nymphet daughter.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Hoopla & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & YouTube).

backdrop
hbo_max
criterion_channel
kanopy

37. Funny Games

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.6/10
Reelgood Logo
79/100
Released: 1997Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: Two psychotic young men take a mother, father, and son hostage in their vacation cabin and force them to play sadistic "games" with one another for their own amusement.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, The Criterion Channel & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (iTunes).

backdrop
criterion_channel

38. Happy Together

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.8/10
Reelgood Logo
78/100
Released: 1997Rated: PG-13
Drama, Independent

What it's about: A couple take a trip to Argentina in search of a new beginning, but instead find themselves drifting ever further apart.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel).

backdrop
hoopla
kanopy

39. Fireworks

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.8/10
Reelgood Logo
78/100
Released: 1997Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: A police officer leaves the force in the face of harrowing personal and professional difficulties. Spiraling into a depression, he makes questionable decisions.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Hoopla & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

backdrop
Rent/Buy

40. The Full Monty

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.2/10
Reelgood Logo
78/100
Released: 1997Rated: R
Comedy, LGBTQ

What it's about: Sheffield, England. Gaz, a jobless steelworker in need of quick cash persuades his mates to bare it all in a one-night-only strip show.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

backdrop
Rent/Buy

41. Wag the Dog

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.2/10
Reelgood Logo
78/100
Released: 1997Rated: R
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: During the final weeks of a presidential race, the President is accused of sexual misconduct. To distract the public until the election, the President's adviser hires a Hollywood producer to help him stage a fake war.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

backdrop
criterion_channel

42. The Sweet Hereafter

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.5/10
Reelgood Logo
77/100
Released: 1997Rated: R
Drama, Independent

What it's about: A small mountain community in Canada is devastated when a school bus accident leaves more than a dozen of its children dead. A big-city lawyer arrives to help the survivors' and victims' families prepare a class-action suit, but his efforts only seem to push the townspeople further apart. At the same time, one teenage survivor of the accident has to reckon with the loss of innocence brought about by a different kind of damage.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

backdrop
fubo_tv

43. Air Force One

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
6.5/10
Reelgood Logo
77/100
Released: 1997Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: 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.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (fuboTV) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

backdrop
netflix

44. My Best Friend's Wedding

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
6.3/10
Reelgood Logo
77/100
Released: 1997Rated: PG-13
Comedy, Romance

What it's about: When she receives word that her longtime platonic pal Michael O'Neal is getting married to debutante Kimberly Wallace, food critic Julianne Potter realizes her true feelings for Michael -- and sets out to sabotage the wedding.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

backdrop
Rent/Buy

45. Amistad

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.3/10
Reelgood Logo
76/100
Released: 1997Rated: R
Drama, History

What it's about: In 1839, the slave ship Amistad set sail from Cuba to America. During the long trip, Cinque leads the slaves in an unprecedented uprising. They are then held prisoner in Connecticut, and their release becomes the subject of heated debate. Freed slave Theodore Joadson wants Cinque and the others exonerated and recruits property lawyer Roger Baldwin to help his case. Eventually, John Quincy Adams also becomes an ally.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

backdrop
fubo_tv
abc_family

46. Scream 2

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
6.2/10
Reelgood Logo
76/100
Released: 1997Rated: R
Comedy, Horror

What it's about: Two years after the terrifying events that occurred in Woodsboro, Sidney is now attending Windsor College in Cincinnati, and Gale Weathers' best selling book on Sidney's life has now been made into a major motion picture. When two college students are killed in a theatre while watching the new film 'Stab', Sidney knows deep down that history is repeating itself.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (fuboTV), stream on a TV everywhere service (Freeform) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

backdrop
Rent/Buy

47. The Lost World: Jurassic Park

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
6.6/10
Reelgood Logo
76/100
Released: 1997Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Science-Fiction

What it's about: Four years after Jurassic Park's genetically bred dinosaurs ran amok, multimillionaire John Hammond shocks chaos theorist Ian Malcolm by revealing that he has been breeding more beasties at a secret location. Malcolm, his paleontologist ladylove and a wildlife videographer join an expedition to document the lethal lizards' natural behavior in this action-packed thriller.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

backdrop
criterion_channel

48. Cure

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.4/10
Reelgood Logo
76/100
Released: 1997Rated: R
Crime, Horror

What it's about: A wave of gruesome murders is sweeping Tokyo. The only connection is a bloody X carved into the neck of each of the victims. In each case, the murderer is found near the victim and remembers nothing of the crime. Detective Takabe and psychologist Sakuma are called in to figure out the connection, but their investigation goes nowhere...

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel).

backdrop
hbo_max
criterion_channel

49. Taste of Cherry

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.7/10
Reelgood Logo
76/100
Released: 1997
Drama, LGBTQ

What it's about: A middle-aged Tehranian man, Mr. Badii is intent on killing himself and seeks someone to bury him after his demise. Driving around the city, the seemingly well-to-do Badii meets with numerous people, including a Muslim student, asking them to take on the job, but initially he has little luck. Eventually, Badii finds a man who is up for the task because he needs the money, but his new associate soon tries to talk him out of committing suicide.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & The Criterion Channel).

backdrop
Rent/Buy

50. The Ice Storm

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.4/10
Reelgood Logo
75/100
Released: 1997Rated: R
Drama, Independent

What it's about: In the weekend after thanksgiving 1973 the Hood family is skidding out of control. Then an ice storm hits, the worst in a century.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

Find the perfect movie or tv show with the Reelgood mobile app.