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Top Ten: 1997


Ranking the Decades
A Year in Film List + Image Gallery


The Butcher Boy [Neil Jordan, 1997]:


Tren de sombras (Train of Shadows) [José Luis Guerín, 1997]:


Robinson in Space [Patrick Keiller, 1997]:


The Tango Lesson [Sally Potter, 1997]:


Hana-bi (Fireworks)[Takeshi Kitano, 1997]:


Happy Together [Wong Kar-Wai, 1997]:


Labyrinth of Dreams [Gakuryu Ishii (formerly Sogo Ishii), 1997]:


A Casa (The House) [Sharunas Bartas, 1997]:


The Hips of J.W. [João César Monteiro, 1997]:


Taste of Cherry [Abbas Kiarostami, 1997]:

Above, arranged in order of preference, my personal top-ten best films of the year (from what I've seen), accurate at the time of writing.

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