39 films released in 1997

Brothers and Sisters (Geschwister)

Thomas Arslan, 1997, Germany

Little Dieter Needs to Fly

Werner Herzog, 1997, United Kingdom

Pickpocket (小武 | Xiao Wu)

Jia Zhangke, 1997, China

Taste of Cherry (Ta'm e guilass)

Abbas Kiarostami, 1997, Iran

Et Cetera (Et cetera)

Ashish Avikunthak, 1997, India

Cure (Kyua)

Kiyoshi Kurosawa, 1997, Japan

Destiny (Al-massir)

Youssef Chahine, 1997, France

Afterglow

Alan Rudolph, 1997, United States

Kundun

Martin Scorsese, 1997, United States

Crossfire (দহন | Dahan)

Rituparno Ghosh, 1997, India

The Ice Storm

Ang Lee, 1997, United States

Innocence (Masumiyet)

Zeki Demirkubuz, 1997, Turkey

Traveller

Jack N. Green, 1997, United States

Wilde

Brian Gilbert, 1997, United Kingdom

Funny Games

Michael Haneke, 1997, Austria

Drancy Avenir

Arnaud des Pallières, 1997, France

Lost Highway

David Lynch, 1997, United States

Assassin(s)

Mathieu Kassovitz, 1997, France

The Sweet Hereafter

Atom Egoyan, 1997, Canada

The Life of Jésus (La vie de Jésus)

Bruno Dumont, 1997, France

Level Five

Chris Marker, 1997, France

Telling Lies in America

Guy Ferland, 1997, United States