1997 Top Ten List

  • The Game (David Fincher)
  • The Sweet Hereafter (Atom Egoyan)
  • In the Company of Men (Neil LaBute)
  • Sick: The Life & Death of Bob Flanagan, Supermasochist (Kirby Dick)
  • Leila (Dariush Mehrjui)
  • Funny Games (Michael Haneke)
  • L.A. Confidential (Curtis Hanson)
  • Fast, Cheap & Out of Control (Errol Morris)
  • Breakdown (Jonathan Mostow)
  • Face/Off (John Woo)
  • Additional 1997 Films By Rating

  • Titanic (James Cameron)
  • Same Old Song (Alain Resnais)
  • Eve's Bayou (Kasi Lemmons)
  • The River (Tsai Ming-liang)
  • Life Is Beautiful (La vita è bella) (Roberto Benigni)
  • Wild Animals (Kim Ki-duk)
  • Jackie Brown (Quentin Tarantino)
  • Grosse Pointe Blank (George Armitage)
  • The Ice Storm (Ang Lee)
  • Donnie Brasco (Mike Newell)
  • The Spanish Prisoner (David Mamet)
  • Boogie Nights (Paul Thomas Anderson)
  • Starship Troopers (Paul Verhoeven)
  • The Peacemaker (Mimi Leder)
  • Batman & Robin (Joel Schumacher)
  • Chasing Amy (Kevin Smith)
  • The Castle (Michael Haneke)
  • Lost Highway (David Lynch)
  • Happy Together (Wong Kar-wai)
  • Insomnia (Erik Skjoldbjærg)
  • Twilight of the Ice Nymphs (Guy Maddin)
  • Two Girls and a Guy (James Toback)
  • Robinson in Space (Patrick Keiller)
  • Cremaster 5 (Matthew Barney)