Continuing with my 90’s theme…this week im listing my favorite movies from 1997. To add a little perspective 1997 was also the year that Princess Diana was killed, that Notorious BIG was killed, that the first Harry Potter book was published, and that the average price of a movie ticket was $4.59 (boy do I miss those days).
My top 4 favorite films were:
1. Men In Black
This is probably one of my favorite movies of all time and a classic “will smith” movie who I love love love as an actor…and human being lol. This movie is great for two reasons, original plot , will smith, and witty one-liners…ok thats three but whose counting. I remember seeing this in 1997 and loving it and watching it two months ago and still laughing at the same jokes. for a combination of comedy and sci-fi it cant get more classic than this… at least in my books.
As you know I love movies that have great music/musicals and this movie is no exception the story was well told, the music was awesome, especially since they didnt let Jennifer Lopez do the singing but had Selena’s actual vocals and you definitely couldnt tell it was dubbed so kudos to J.lo for great lip-syncing. I definitely enjoy Lopez as an actress (except not in that horrible movie that came out last year) and I think this is her most winning performance.
3. My Best Friends Wedding
I love Julia Roberts and I love Cameron Diaz and there freaking hilarious in this movie so its a no brainier that I would love this movie. When I think of romantic comedies, this is what I think of, not those horrible movies like, Bride Wars or 27 Dresses…MBFW is doesn’t try to hard to be funny or “cute” it just is and thats why its my favorite of the romantic comedy genre and of 1997.
I know its almost cliche to pick Titanic has my favorite of 1997 because soo many enjoyed Titanic …but I still think it was great movie…great story, great characters, great costumes, good performances good blockbuster fun that sucks you in and before you know it….its 3 hours later.
The Fifth Element
what were your favorite films of 1997 ?