Cast your mind back a decade or two. The year was 1997 and classic tunes like Aqua’s Barbie Girl and Hanson’s MMMBop were dominating the airwaves, J.K. Rowling’s first ever Harry Potter book was released and any dedicated follower of fashion worth their salt wouldn’t be caught dead in public without having first slathered themselves in body glitter and donning at least two items of denim.
It was a truly great time.
Alongside such wider cultural milestones, over in the world of cinema we were treated to some rather memorable (and not always in a good way) offerings too. It was the year of sinking ships and shaggable spies, of prosthetic penises and batsh*t crazy action flicks and sci-fi films – and those very movies somehow turned 20 this year.
So, in the spirit of nostalgia take a trip down movie memory lane with us as we remember 1997’s most noteworthy films, from the great to the so-bad-they’re-good to the downright terrible.