The Best Movies of 2005   (194) Most Notable
Sorted by Rank
 RATING   TITLE   YEAR   DIRECTOR  COUNTRY MEDIA
# 1 for 2005, # 231 Overall Brokeback Mountain 2005 Lee, Ang USA BD
# 2 for 2005, # 549 Overall Good Night, and Good Luck. 2005 Clooney, George USA BD
# 3 for 2005, # 715 Overall Caché 2005 Haneke, Michael France / Austria / Germany / Italy D
# 4 for 2005, # 768 Overall Capote 2005 Miller, Bennett USA BD
# 5 for 2005, # 885 Overall A History of Violence 2005 Cronenberg, David USA BD
# 6 for 2005, # 887 Overall Tsotsi 2005 Hood, Gavin UK / South Africa D
# 7 for 2005, # 937 Overall Munich 2005 Spielberg, Steven USA DS
# 8 for 2005, # 1057 Overall The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada 2005 Jones, Tommy Lee USA / France D
# 9 for 2005, # 1095 Overall Grizzly Man 2005 Herzog, Werner USA BD
# 10 for 2005, # 1186 Overall Paradise Now 2005 Abu-Assad, Hany France / Germany / Netherlands / Israel D
# 11 for 2005, # 1307 Overall King Kong 2005 Jackson, Peter / Singer, Bryan New Zealand / USA BDS
# 12 for 2005, # 1393 Overall The Constant Gardener 2005 Meirelles, Fernando USA / UK D
# 13 for 2005, # 1545 Overall L'Enfant 2005 Dardenne, Jean-Pierre / Dardenne, Luc Belgium / France D
# 14 for 2005, # 1556 Overall The Squid and the Whale 2005 Baumbach, Noah USA BD
# 15 for 2005, # 1568 Overall Walk the Line 2005 Mangold, James USA BD
# 16 for 2005, # 1603 Overall Syriana 2005 Gaghan, Stephen USA BDS
# 17 for 2005, # 1605 Overall Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room 2005 Gibney, Alex USA BD
# 18 for 2005, # 1654 Overall Match Point 2005 Allen, Woody UK / USA / Luxembourg D
# 19 for 2005, # 1662 Overall Wallace & Gromit:
The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
2005 Park, Nick / Box, Steve UK D
# 20 for 2005, # 1702 Overall Batman Begins 2005 Nolan, Christopher USA BDS
# 21 for 2005, # 1725 Overall Murderball 2005 Rubin, Henry Alex / Shapiro, Dana Adam USA D
# 22 for 2005, # 1735 Overall The Death of Mr. Lazarescu 2005 Puiu, Cristi Romania D
# 23 for 2005, # 1741 Overall Broken Flowers 2005 Jarmusch, Jim USA / France D
# 24 for 2005, # 1756 Overall Joyeux Noël 2005 Carion, Christian France / Germany / UK / Belgium / Romania D
# 25 for 2005, # 1777 Overall Me and You and Everyone We Know 2005 July, Miranda USA / UK D
# 26 for 2005, # 1865 Overall Junebug 2005 Morrison, Phil USA D
# 27 for 2005, # 1874 Overall Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire 2005 Newell, Mike UK / USA BD
# 28 for 2005, # 1959 Overall Sophie Scholl - The Final Days 2005 Rothemund, Marc Germany BD
# 29 for 2005, # 1993 Overall Pride & Prejudice 2005 Wright, Joe France / UK BD
# 30 for 2005, # 2039 Overall Nine Lives 2005 García, Rodrigo USA D
# 31 for 2005, # 2044 Overall C.R.A.Z.Y. 2005 Vallée, Jean-Marc Canada D
# 32 for 2005, # 2057 Overall Sin City 2005 Rodriguez, Robert / Miller, Frank / Tarantino, Quentin USA BDS
# 33 for 2005, # 2067 Overall V for Vendetta 2005 McTeigue, James USA / Germany BD
# 34 for 2005, # 2080 Overall Star Wars: Episode III -
Revenge of the Sith
2005 Lucas, George USA BDS
# 35 for 2005, # 2087 Overall The Upside of Anger 2005 Binder, Mike USA / Germany / UK D
# 36 for 2005, # 2112 Overall Thank You for Smoking 2005 Reitman, Jason USA D
# 37 for 2005, # 2116 Overall Look Both Ways 2005 Watt, Sarah Australia D
# 38 for 2005, # 2149 Overall Cinderella Man 2005 Howard, Ron USA BD
# 39 for 2005, # 2178 Overall Proof 2005 Madden, John USA BD
# 40 for 2005, # 2202 Overall Water 2005 Mehta, Deepa Canada / India D
# 41 for 2005, # 2224 Overall Forty Shades of Blue 2005 Sachs, Ira USA D
# 42 for 2005, # 2232 Overall The Heart of the Game 2005 Serrill, Ward USA D
# 42 for 2005, # 2232 Overall The Weather Man 2005 Verbinski, Gore USA D
# 43 for 2005, # 2246 Overall The Beat That My Heart Skipped 2005 Audiard, Jacques France D
# 44 for 2005, # 2257 Overall The 40 Year-Old Virgin 2005 Apatow, Judd USA BD
# 44 for 2005, # 2257 Overall Hustle & Flow 2005 Brewer, Craig USA BD
# 45 for 2005, # 2286 Overall Breakfast on Pluto 2005 Jordan, Neil Ireland / UK D
# 45 for 2005, # 2286 Overall Last Days 2005 Van Sant, Gus USA D
# 46 for 2005, # 2288 Overall Memoirs of a Geisha 2005 Marshall, Rob USA BDS
# 47 for 2005, # 2293 Overall The New World 2005 Malick, Terrence USA BD
# 48 for 2005, # 2323 Overall Brick 2005 Johnson, Rian USA D
# 48 for 2005, # 2323 Overall Live and Become 2005 Mihaileanu, Radu France / Belgium / Israel / Italy D
# 48 for 2005, # 2323 Overall The Matador 2005 Shepard, Richard USA / Germany / Ireland BD
# 49 for 2005, # 2325 Overall March of the Penguins 2005 Jacquet, Luc France BD
# 50 for 2005, # 2328 Overall Why We Fight 2005 Jarecki, Eugene USA / France / UK / Canada / Denmark D
# 51 for 2005, # 2337 Overall Fever Pitch 2005 Farrelly, Bobby / Farrelly, Peter USA D
# 52 for 2005, # 2340 Overall Down in the Valley 2005 Jacobson, David USA D
# 53 for 2005, # 2357 Overall Twenty Thousand Streets Under the Sky 2005 Curtis, Simon UK B
# 54 for 2005, # 2358 Overall Don't Tell 2005 Comencini, Cristina Italy / UK / France / Spain D
# 55 for 2005, # 2376 Overall Kingdom of Heaven 2005 Scott, Ridley Spain / Germany BD
# 56 for 2005, # 2389 Overall Mrs. Henderson Presents 2005 Frears, Stephen UK D
# 57 for 2005, # 2399 Overall Ballets russes 2005 Geller, Daniel / Goldfine, Dayna USA D
# 57 for 2005, # 2399 Overall Casanova 2005 Hallström, Lasse USA BD
# 57 for 2005, # 2399 Overall Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles 2005 Zhang, Yimou Hong Kong / China / Japan D
# 57 for 2005, # 2399 Overall Sweet Land 2005 Selim, Ali USA D
# 57 for 2005, # 2399 Overall Thumbsucker 2005 Mills, Mike USA D
# 58 for 2005, # 2402 Overall Romance & Cigarettes 2005 Turturro, John USA D
# 59 for 2005, # 2403 Overall 49 Up 2005 Apted, Michael UK D
# 60 for 2005, # 2404 Overall Jarhead 2005 Mendes, Sam USA BD
# 61 for 2005, # 2415 Overall Mad Hot Ballroom 2005 Agrelo, Marilyn USA D
# 62 for 2005, # 2424 Overall Lady Vengeance 2005 Park, Chan-wook South Korea BD
# 63 for 2005, # 2438 Overall In Her Shoes 2005 Hanson, Curtis USA D
# 63 for 2005, # 2438 Overall Kontroll 2005 Antal, Nimród Hungary D
# 64 for 2005, # 2442 Overall Tristram Shandy:
A Cock & Bull Story
2005 Winterbottom, Michael UK D
# 65 for 2005, # 2452 Overall North Country 2005 Caro, Niki USA D
# 66 for 2005, # 2453 Overall Bubble 2005 Soderbergh, Steven USA BD
# 67 for 2005, # 2464 Overall The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2005 Kwapis, Ken USA D
# 68 for 2005, # 2469 Overall No Direction Home: Bob Dylan 2005 Scorsese, Martin UK / USA / Japan D
# 69 for 2005, # 2472 Overall Duma 2005 Ballard, Carroll USA D
# 69 for 2005, # 2472 Overall Flightplan 2005 Schwentke, Robert USA BD
# 69 for 2005, # 2472 Overall Game 6 2005 Hoffman, Michael USA D
# 69 for 2005, # 2472 Overall Lord of War 2005 Niccol, Andrew USA BD
# 69 for 2005, # 2472 Overall The Notorious Bettie Page 2005 Harron, Mary USA D
# 69 for 2005, # 2472 Overall The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio 2005 Anderson, Jane USA D
# 69 for 2005, # 2472 Overall Robots 2005 Wedge, Chris / Saldanha, Carlos USA BD
# 69 for 2005, # 2472 Overall Shopgirl 2005 Tucker, Anand UK / Switzerland / USA D
# 69 for 2005, # 2472 Overall 12 and Holding 2005 Cuesta, Michael USA D
# 70 for 2005, # 2491 Overall Wedding Crashers 2005 Dobkin, David USA BD
# 71 for 2005, # 2495 Overall The Chronicles of Narnia:
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
2005 Adamson, Andrew USA BD
# 71 for 2005, # 2495 Overall Transamerica 2005 Tucker, Duncan USA D
# 72 for 2005, # 2501 Overall Corpse Bride 2005 Burton, Tim / Johnson, Mike UK / USA BD
# 73 for 2005, # 2538 Overall Hard Candy 2005 Slade, David USA BD
# 74 for 2005, # 2540 Overall The Family Stone 2005 Bezucha, Thomas USA D
# 75 for 2005, # 2553 Overall The Bondmaid 2005 Kwan, Stanley Singapore
# 75 for 2005, # 2553 Overall The Brothers Grimm 2005 Gilliam, Terry Czech Republic / USA BD
# 75 for 2005, # 2553 Overall Espelho Mágico 2005 de Oliveira, Manoel Portugal
# 75 for 2005, # 2553 Overall Gabrielle 2005 Chéreau, Patrice France / Italy D
# 75 for 2005, # 2553 Overall Garpastum 2005 German, Aleksei Ml. Russia
# 75 for 2005, # 2553 Overall I Giorni dell'abbandono 2005 Faenza, Roberto Italy
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# 75 for 2005, # 2553 Overall La Seconda notte di nozze 2005 Avati, Pupi Italy
# 75 for 2005, # 2553 Overall Les Amants réguliers 2005 Garrel, Philippe France D
# 75 for 2005, # 2553 Overall Mary 2005 Ferrara, Abel France / USA
# 75 for 2005, # 2553 Overall O Fatalista 2005 Botelho, João Portugal / France
# 75 for 2005, # 2553 Overall Persona non grata 2005 Zanussi, Krzysztof Russia / Poland / Italy
# 75 for 2005, # 2553 Overall Heading South 2005 Cantet, Laurent France / Canada D
# 76 for 2005, # 2557 Overall Bee Season 2005 McGehee, Scott / Siegel, David USA D
# 76 for 2005, # 2557 Overall Man Push Cart 2005 Bahrani, Ramin USA D
# 76 for 2005, # 2557 Overall The Polar Express:
An IMAX 3D Experience
2005 Zemeckis, Robert USA BS
# 76 for 2005, # 2557 Overall The Proposition 2005 Hillcoat, John Australia / UK BD
# 76 for 2005, # 2557 Overall Three Times 2005 Hou, Hsiao-hsien France / Taiwan D
# 77 for 2005, # 2559 Overall The Greatest Game Ever Played 2005 Paxton, Bill USA BD
# 78 for 2005, # 2563 Overall The Producers 2005 Stroman, Susan USA D
# 78 for 2005, # 2563 Overall The Promise 2005 Chen, Kaige China / Hong Kong / Japan / South Korea D
# 79 for 2005, # 2569 Overall Land of the Dead 2005 Romero, George A. Canada / France / USA BD
# 80 for 2005, # 2571 Overall 13 Tzameti 2005 Babluani, Géla France / Georgia D
# 81 for 2005, # 2573 Overall Battle in Heaven 2005 Reygadas, Carlos Mexico / Belgium / France / Germany D
# 81 for 2005, # 2573 Overall Be with Me 2005 Khoo, Eric Singapore D
# 81 for 2005, # 2573 Overall Don't Come Knocking 2005 Wenders, Wim France / Germany / USA D
# 82 for 2005, # 2574 Overall Shanghai Dreams 2005 Wang, Xiaoshuai China
# 83 for 2005, # 2575 Overall Duane Hopwood 2005 Mulhern, Matt USA D
# 83 for 2005, # 2575 Overall Everything Is Illuminated 2005 Schreiber, Liev USA D
# 83 for 2005, # 2575 Overall Green Street Hooligans 2005 Alexander, Lexi USA / UK D
# 83 for 2005, # 2575 Overall The King 2005 Marsh, James USA / UK D
# 83 for 2005, # 2575 Overall Oliver Twist 2005 Polanski, Roman UK / Czech Republic / France / Italy D
# 83 for 2005, # 2575 Overall Pierrepoint 2005 Shergold, Adrian UK D
# 83 for 2005, # 2575 Overall The Real Dirt on Farmer John 2005 Siegel, Taggart USA D
# 83 for 2005, # 2575 Overall Stay 2005 Forster, Marc USA D
# 83 for 2005, # 2575 Overall Two for the Money 2005 Caruso, D.J. USA D
# 83 for 2005, # 2575 Overall Unknown White Male 2005 Murray, Rupert USA / UK D
# 83 for 2005, # 2575 Overall Wallander 2005 Mankell, Henning Sweden D
# 83 for 2005, # 2575 Overall Winter Passing 2005 Rapp, Adam USA D
# 84 for 2005, # 2581 Overall The Animation Show 2005 2005 unknown USA D
# 84 for 2005, # 2581 Overall The Aristocrats 2005 Provenza, Paul USA D
# 84 for 2005, # 2581 Overall Aurora Borealis 2005 Burke, James C.E. USA D
# 84 for 2005, # 2581 Overall The Big White 2005 Mylod, Mark Germany / Canada / New Zealand / USA D
# 84 for 2005, # 2581 Overall The Bituminous Coal Queens of Pennsylvania 2005 Eldred, Jody / Hunt, David USA D
# 84 for 2005, # 2581 Overall Budd Boetticher: A Man Can Do That 2005 Ricker, Bruce USA
# 84 for 2005, # 2581 Overall Caveman: V. T. Hamlin & Alley Oop 2005 Collins, Max Allan USA D
# 84 for 2005, # 2581 Overall Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 2005 Burton, Tim USA BD
# 84 for 2005, # 2581 Overall Cigarette Burns 2005 Carpenter, John USA D
# 84 for 2005, # 2581 Overall Dark Water 2005 Salles, Walter USA BD
# 84 for 2005, # 2581 Overall Derailed 2005 Håfström, Mikael USA BD
# 84 for 2005, # 2581 Overall Dreams in the Witch-House 2005 Gordon, Stuart USA D
# 84 for 2005, # 2581 Overall Edison: The Invention of the Movies 2005 unknown USA D
# 84 for 2005, # 2581 Overall Edmond 2005 Gordon, Stuart USA D
# 84 for 2005, # 2581 Overall Factotum 2005 Hamer, Bent France / Germany / Sweden / USA / Norway D
# 84 for 2005, # 2581 Overall The Fall of Fujimori 2005 Perry, Ellen USA D
# 84 for 2005, # 2581 Overall Four Brothers 2005 Singleton, John USA BD
# 84 for 2005, # 2581 Overall Happy Endings 2005 Roos, Don USA D
# 84 for 2005, # 2581 Overall The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy 2005 Jennings, Garth USA / UK BDS
# 84 for 2005, # 2581 Overall House of Sand 2005 Waddington, Andrucha Brazil D
# 84 for 2005, # 2581 Overall I Build the Tower: The Life and Work of Sam Rodia 2005 Landler, Edward / Byer, Brad USA
# 84 for 2005, # 2581 Overall The Ice Harvest 2005 Ramis, Harold USA D
# 84 for 2005, # 2581 Overall The Interpreter 2005 Pollack, Sydney UK / USA / France D
# 84 for 2005, # 2581 Overall Keeping Mum 2005 Johnson, Niall UK D
# 84 for 2005, # 2581 Overall Lassie 2005 Sturridge, Charles France / UK / USA / Ireland D
# 84 for 2005, # 2581 Overall Loggerheads 2005 Kirkman, Tim USA D
# 84 for 2005, # 2581 Overall Lonesome Jim 2005 Buscemi, Steve USA D
# 84 for 2005, # 2581 Overall Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World 2005 Brooks, Albert USA D
# 84 for 2005, # 2581 Overall Lower City 2005 Machado, Sérgio Brazil D
# 84 for 2005, # 2581 Overall Mirrormask 2005 McKean, Dave UK / USA BD
# 84 for 2005, # 2581 Overall Monarch of the Moon 2005 Lowry, Richard USA D
# 84 for 2005, # 2581 Overall Mr. & Mrs. Smith 2005 Liman, Doug USA BD
# 84 for 2005, # 2581 Overall Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont 2005 Ireland, Dan UK D
# 84 for 2005, # 2581 Overall On a Clear Day 2005 Dellal, Gaby UK D
# 84 for 2005, # 2581 Overall Patriot Act: A Jeffrey Ross Home Movie 2005 Ross, Jeffrey USA D
# 84 for 2005, # 2581 Overall Prime 2005 Younger, Ben USA D
# 84 for 2005, # 2581 Overall Sa-kwa 2005 Kang, Yi-kwan South Korea
# 84 for 2005, # 2581 Overall Serenity 2005 Whedon, Joss USA D
# 84 for 2005, # 2581 Overall Shadowboxer 2005 Daniels, Lee USA D
# 84 for 2005, # 2581 Overall Sketches of Frank Gehry 2005 Pollack, Sydney Germany / USA D
# 84 for 2005, # 2581 Overall The Songwriters Collection 2005 unknown USA D
# 84 for 2005, # 2581 Overall Sweet Tornado: Margo Jones and the American Theater 2005 Cattarulla, Kay / Tranchin, Rob USA
# 84 for 2005, # 2581 Overall An Unfinished Life 2005 Hallström, Lasse Germany / USA BD
# 84 for 2005, # 2581 Overall Valiant 2005 Chapman, Gary UK D
# 84 for 2005, # 2581 Overall Walt Disney Treasures - Disneyland - Secrets, Stories & Magic 2005 Scribner, George / Rees, Jerry USA D
# 84 for 2005, # 2581 Overall The World's Fastest Indian 2005 Donaldson, Roger New Zealand / USA BD
# 84 for 2005, # 2581 Overall Zathura 2005 Favreau, Jon USA BD
# 85 for 2005, # 2588 Overall War of the Worlds 2005 Spielberg, Steven USA BDS
# 86 for 2005, # 2589 Overall The Devil & Daniel Johnston 2005 Feuerzeig, Jeff USA D
# 86 for 2005, # 2589 Overall Fateless 2005 Koltai, Lajos Hungary / Germany / UK D
# 86 for 2005, # 2589 Overall 51 Birch Street 2005 Block, Doug Germany / USA D
# 86 for 2005, # 2589 Overall Red Eye 2005 Craven, Wes USA D
# 86 for 2005, # 2589 Overall Separate Lies 2005 Fellowes, Julian UK D
# 87 for 2005, # 2590 Overall Because of Winn-Dixie 2005 Wang, Wayne USA BDS
# 87 for 2005, # 2590 Overall Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul 2005 Akin, Fatih Germany / Turkey D
# 87 for 2005, # 2590 Overall I'm the Angel of Death: Pusher III 2005 Refn, Nicolas Winding Denmark D
# 88 for 2005, # 2592 Overall Fantastic Four 2005 Story, Tim USA BD
# 89 for 2005, # 2610 Overall Sky High 2005 Mitchell, Mike USA BD
NR Conversations with Other Women 2005 Canosa, Hans UK / USA D
NR The Descent 2005 Marshall, Neil UK BD
NR Hitch 2005 Tennant, Andy USA BDS
NR Into Great Silence 2005 Gröning, Philip France / Switzerland / Germany D
NR Madagascar 2005 Darnell, Eric / McGrath, Tom USA BDS
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Media Availability Codes (Amazon.com)
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B   Blu-ray Disc
D   DVD
V   VHS
Y   Yes (DVD or VHS, unspecified)
S   Soundtrack