Blast from the past

So… Some great movies came out 20 years ago


It feels like soooo long time ago? Doesn’t it? Like it was yesterday we were fangirling about Leonardo DiCaprio in Titanic? Well that was almost 20 years ago (James Cameron’s movie premiered on December 19), and in that year 1997 that we saw the releases of some other great movies. It was also Jennifer Lopez’s breakout year with fantastic films in theaters and on TV, while the American sweetheart Julia Roberts was the toast of the town with the hit romantic comedy My Best Friend’s Wedding.

But who are the other great movies that came out in theaters in 1997? Well check them out bellow.

Director: Gregory Nava
Stars: Jennifer Lopez, Edward James Olmos, Jon Seda…
IMDB source: The film tells the story of Latin Queen Selena Quintanilla-Perez, who was the most popular Latin singer at the time of her tragic death at the age of only 23 years in 1995. The film tells the story of the Tejano singer as she is accidentally discovered by her own father at the age of 10. Her life story takes off when Jennifer Lopez accurately portrays Selena through her unforgettable concerts, her family struggles, and her secret marriage to her guitarist Chris Perez.

Grosse Pointe Blank
Director: George Armitage
Stars: John Cusack, Minnie Driver, Dan Aykroyd…
IMDB source: Martin Blank is a professional assassin. He is sent on a mission to a small Detroit suburb, Grosse Pointe, and, by coincidence, his ten-year high school reunion party is taking place there at the same time.

The Fifth Element
Director: Luc Besson
Stars: Bruce Willis, Milla Jovovich, Gary Oldman…
IMDB source: In the colorful future, a cab driver unwittingly becomes the central figure in the search for a legendary cosmic weapon to keep Evil and Mr Zorg at bay.

Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion
Director: David Mirkin
Stars: Mira Sorvino, Lisa Kudrow, Janeane Garofalo…
IMDB source: Two dim-witted, inseparable friends hit the road for their ten-year high school reunion and concoct an elaborate lie about their lives in order to impress their classmates.

My Best Friend’s Wedding
Director: P.J. Hogan
Stars: Julia Roberts, Dermot Mulroney, Cameron Diaz…
IMDB source: When a woman’s long-time friend reveals he’s engaged, she realizes she loves him herself and sets out to get him, with only days before the wedding.

Director: Robert Zemeckis
Stars: Jodie Foster, Matthew McConaughey, Tom Skerritt…
IMDB source: Dr. Ellie Arroway, after years of searching, finds conclusive radio proof of intelligent aliens, who send plans for a mysterious machine.

The Full Monty
Director: Peter Cattaneo
Stars: Robert Carlyle, Tom Wilkinson, Mark Addy…
IMDB source: Six unemployed steel workers form a male striptease act. The women cheer them on to go for “the full monty” – total nudity.

The Game
Director: David Fincher
Stars: Michael Douglas, Deborah Kara Unger, Sean Penn…
IMDB source: After a wealthy banker is given an opportunity to participate in a mysterious game, his life is turned upside down when he becomes unable to distinguish between the game and reality.

L.A. Confidential
Director: Curtis Hanson
Stars: Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce…
IMDB source: As corruption grows in 1950s LA, three policemen – one strait-laced, one brutal, and one sleazy – investigate a series of murders with their own brand of justice.

Good Will Hunting
Director: Gus Van Sant
Stars: Robin Williams, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck…
IMDB source: Will Hunting, a janitor at M.I.T., has a gift for mathematics, but needs help from a psychologist to find direction in his life.

As Good as It Gets
Director: James L. Brooks
Stars: Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Greg Kinnear…
IMDB source: A single mother/waitress, a misanthropic author, and a gay artist form an unlikely friendship after the artist is assaulted in a robbery.

Boogie Nights
Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Julianne Moore, Burt Reynolds…
IMDB source: The story of a young man’s adventures in the Californian pornography industry of the late 1970s and early 1980s.

In & Out
Director: Frank Oz
Stars: Kevin Kline, Joan Cusack, Tom Selleck…
IMDB source: A midwestern teacher questions his sexuality after a former student makes a comment about him at the Academy Awards.

Director: John Woo
Stars: John Travolta, Nicolas Cage, Joan Allen…
IMDB source: In order to foil an extortion plot, an FBI agent undergoes a facial transplant surgery and assumes the identity and physical appearance of a terrorist, but the plan turns from bad to worse when the same terrorist impersonates the FBI agent.


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