Top Movies of 2005


The top movies of 2005 list is calculated by community movie ratings and members' "Top Movies List". Lists are updated daily.

1. Batman Begins

Year of Release: 2005
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Action
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Christopher Nolan
Actors: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Katie Holmes, Liam Neeson, Gary Oldman, Cillian Murphy
Plot: A prequel to the Batman movies that remakes Batman to be more of a "real life hero" instead of a comic book fantasy. Standard Batman plot with more explanation as to how he became Batman and how he obtained his futuristic weapons.

2. Oldboy

Year of Release: 2005
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: Korean
Genre: Drama/Thriller
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Chan-wook Park
Actors: Min-sik Choi, Ji-tae Yu, Hye-jeong Kang, Dae-han Ji, Dal-su Oh, Byeong-ok Kim
Plot: After 15 years of imprisonement, a man is abruptly released and given 5 days to find his captor. As he gets closer to the truth, he finds that his ordeal is far from over.

3. Howl's Moving Castle ( Hauru no ugoku shiro )

Year of Release: 2005
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: Japanese
Genre: Anime/Adventure
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Hayao Miyazaki, Rick Dempsey
Actors: Christian Bale, Jean Simmons, Billy Crystal, Lauren Bacall, Emily Mortimer, Jena Malone
Plot: A young woman finds herself the receipient of a curse and seeks out the secretive wizard Howl in order to break the spell.

4. Downfall ( Untergang, Der )

Year of Release: 2005
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: German
Genre: Drama/Historical
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Oliver Hirschbiegel
Actors: Bruno Ganz, Thomas Kretschmann, Alexandra Maria Lara, Juliane Köhler, Ulrich Matthes, Corinna Harfouch
Plot: The final days of Adolf Hitler are told by his secretary...

5. Walk the Line

Year of Release: 2005
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama/Biography
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: James Mangold
Actors: Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon, Robert Patrick, Ginnifer Goodwin, Dallas Roberts, Dan John Miller
Plot: The Biography of music star Johnny Cash follows him as he spends time in the Korean War, to the time he spends in rehab in his later life.

6. Sin City

Year of Release: 2005
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Crime/Action
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Robert Rodriguez
Actors: Clive Owen, Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Benicio Del Toro, Bruce Willis, Nick Stahl
Plot: Four stories that interweave between each other told through the voices of characters involved. It is a tale of crime, corruption and what its like to live in the darkest city, where good things seldom happen.

7. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Year of Release: 2005
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Fantasy/Adventure
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Mike Newell
Actors: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Michael Gambon, Brendan Gleeson, Ralph Fiennes
Plot: Hogwarts plays host to the Tri-Wizard Tournament and Harry becomes an unwilling participant as a dark plot takes place to revive the dark wizard Voldemort.

8. Serenity

Year of Release: 2005
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Action/Sci-Fi
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Joss Whedon
Actors: Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk, Morena Baccarin, Adam Baldwin, Summer Glau
Plot: The crew of the Serenity harbors two fugitives from the Alliance - one of whom holds a secret that could bring the Alliance to its knees.

9. Memories of Murder ( Salinui chueok )

Year of Release: 2005
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: Korean
Genre: Crime/Drama
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Joon-ho Bong
Actors: Kang-ho Song, Sang-kyung Kim, Roe-ha Kim, Jae-ho Song, Hie-bong Byeon, Seo-hie Ko
Plot: In 1986 a potential serial killer is on the loose in the province of Gyunggi, South Korea. Two local thuggish, dumb use threats and violence to try to get to the bottom of things, but it's not until a detective from Seul starts investigating that things take a turn for the better... until a third body shows up.

10. Grizzly Man

Year of Release: 2005
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Documentary
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Werner Herzog
Actors: Timothy Treadwell, Franc G. Fallico, Amie Huguenard
Plot: Timothy Treadwell spent 13 summers in the Alaskan wilderness in what he saw as a quest to understand and protect grizzly bears but he would find out his good intentions could not tame the wild animals.

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