Twenty years ago, on the new year’s eve, Paul Thomas Anderson was an unheard name, Leonardo DiCaprio was known as a child actor, Quentin Tarantino was yet to pass the third film litmus test despite his previous outing having a cult following, The Godfather was the highest grossing film and most importantly I wasn’t even born.
On a serious note, ‘97 was one of the best years for Cinema which saw some great technical endeavors behind the camera, some categorically bold content in front of it and above all a milestone box-office collection being set that won’t be dethroned for a decade. Here is the list of the 15 best films of 1997:
15. In the Company of Men
Misogynistic, Misanthropic, Cruel or Unforgiving are the words that could aptly describe Chad. The character is so dark yet so relatable. Every man has a Chad inside him in different proportions .What happens when Chad forms a pact with a more quiet and passive Howard to woo insecure women, manipulate them and finally dump them forms the rest of the plot. This Neil LaBute debut works great as a black comedy which deals with not-so-often discussed fears and insecurities of the male population.