If you look back at the movies that were released May through September of 1997, your initial reaction will probably be, "whoa, those all came out in the same year?!" And what a year it was.

From "Men in Black" to "The Fifth Element," that year gave us was one heck of a blockbuster season. The (fictional) President of the United States went full "Die Hard" when his plane was hijacked, and Nic Cage went full action hero -- twice. Oh, what a time to be alive.

Here are 12 reasons why we'll always be grateful for the films of summer '97.