Best Movies of 2005

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Best Movies of 2005
Best Movies of 2005
TOP Movies: Brokeback Mountain (2005), Sin City (2005), Batman Begins (2005), King Kong (2005), Walk the Line (2005), Cinderella Man (2005), Serenity (2005), Memoirs of a Geisha (2005), Madagascar (2005), The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005), War of the Worlds (2005), Corpse Bride (2005), Thank You for Smoking (2005), Wedding Crashers (2005), The Descent (2005), Capote (2005), Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005), Hustle & Flow (2005), Pride & Prejudice (2005), Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005).
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List of Best Movies

Brokeback Mountain (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Two modern-day cowboys meet on a shepherding job in the summer of '63, the two share a raw and powerful summer together that turns into a lifelong relationship conflicting with the lives they are supposed to live.
Style: emotional, sexy, melancholic, touching, sad ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: gay, homosexuality, forbidden love, gay relationship, homosexual, lgbt, gays and lesbians, first gay sexual experience, closeted homosexual, gay romance, gay slur, cowboy ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 70s, year 1963, 20th century
Place: wyoming, texas, usa, new york, mexico
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Sin City (2005)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Welcome to Sin City. This town beckons to the tough, the corrupt, the brokenhearted. Some call it dark… Hard-boiled. Then there are those who call it home — Crooked cops, sexy dames, desperate vigilantes. Some are seeking revenge, others lust ...
Style: atmospheric, surreal, neo noir, dark, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, corruption, crimes, dark hero, distopia, justice, multiple storylines, hitman, tough heroes, vigilante, killings, stripper ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 80s, 2000s ...
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Batman Begins (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Driven by tragedy, billionaire Bruce Wayne dedicates his life to uncovering and defeating the corruption that plagues his home, Gotham City. Unable to work within the system, he instead creates a new identity, a symbol of fear for the criminal ...
Style: dark, exciting, suspense, atmospheric, harsh ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, batman, heroes, double life, secret identity, good versus evil, ninja, martial arts, crime fighter, vigilante, justice, social decay ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, 80s, 2000s ...
Place: usa, africa, himalaya, tibet
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Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Years after the onset of the Clone Wars, the noble Jedi Knights lead a massive clone army into a galaxy-wide battle against the Separatists. When the sinister Sith unveil a thousand-year-old plot to rule the galaxy, the Republic crumbles and from ...
Style: futuristic, epic, exciting, saga, dark ...
Audience: kids, teens, boys' night
Plot: star wars, space wars, outer space, alien, robot, heroic mission, space battle, sword fight, tragic villain, personality change, space opera, good versus evil ...
Time: future, 2000s
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King Kong (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, New Zealand, Germany
Duration: 187 min.
Story: In 1933 New York, an overly ambitious movie producer coerces his cast and hired ship crew to travel to mysterious Skull Island, where they encounter Kong, a giant ape who is immediately smitten with the leading lady.
Style: sentimental, epic, scenic, exciting, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, kids, family outing, date night, boys' night ...
Plot: jungle, monster, dinosaur, king kong, gorilla, beast, giant animal, island, human animal relationship, rescue, adventure, dangerous animal ...
Time: 1930s, prehistoric times, 20th century, year 1933
Place: new york, empire state building manhattan new york city, usa, manhattan new york city
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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 157 min.
Story: Harry starts his fourth year at Hogwarts, competes in the treacherous Triwizard Tournament and faces the evil Lord Voldemort. Ron and Hermione help Harry manage the pressure – but Voldemort lurks, awaiting his chance to destroy Harry and all that ...
Style: fairy tale, entertaining, exciting, atmospheric, twists and turns ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: magic, magical, dragon, friendship, boarding school, school, chosen one, wizards and magicians, wizards, witch, harry potter, supernatural ability ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1995, 90s, year 1994
Place: england, london, europe
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The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Siblings Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter step through a magical wardrobe and find the land of Narnia. There, the they discover a charming, once peaceful kingdom that has been plunged into eternal winter by the evil White Witch, Jadis. Aided by the ...
Style: fairy tale, atmospheric, exciting, epic, scenic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens, girls' night
Plot: witch, good versus evil, fantasy world, adventure, imaginary kingdom, legends and myths, family, magical, parallel world, talking animals, magic, heroes ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1940
Place: london, england
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Walk the Line (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 136 min.
Story: A chronicle of country music legend Johnny Cash's life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, where he recorded alongside Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, road movie, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick, date night
Plot: rock and roll, music, country music, musician's life, addiction, musician, drug addiction, marriage, accident, love, rags to riches, drug abuse ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 70s, 1940s, 80s ...
Place: tennessee, memphis, usa, arkansas, germany ...
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Cinderella Man (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: The true story of boxer, Jim Braddock who, in the 1920’s after his retirement, has a surprise comeback in order to get him and his family out of a socially poor state.
Style: inspirational, touching, motivational, sentimental, uplifting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: boxing, sport, human spirit, underdog, great depression, boxer, athlete's life, comeback, poverty, follow your dream, depression, financial problem ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century, year 1935
Place: new jersey, netherlands, usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
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Serenity (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When the renegade crew of Serenity agrees to hide a fugitive on their ship, they find themselves in an action-packed battle between the relentless military might of a totalitarian regime who will destroy anything – or anyone – to get the girl ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, tense, semi serious, clever ...
Audience: teens
Plot: space travel, space opera, outer space, spacecraft, space and aliens, future dystopia, space wars, alien, escapades, adventure, mechanic, friendship ...
Time: future
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Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Japan, USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: A sweeping romantic epic set in Japan in the years before World War II, a penniless Japanese child is torn from her family to work as a maid in a geisha house.
Style: captivating, dramatic, emotional, stylized, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: geisha, women, love story, older man younger woman relationship, japanese culture, love and romance, brothel, age difference, rivalry, mentor, orphan, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 1920s, 1940s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, kyoto japan
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Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Cheese-loving eccentric Wallace and his cunning canine pal, Gromit, investigate a mystery in Nick Park's animated adventure, in which the lovable inventor and his intrepid pup run a business ridding the town of garden pests. Using only humane ...
Style: claymation, feel good, atmospheric, humorous, witty ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, pre-teens
Plot: dog, rabbit, experiment gone awry, competition, cartoon rabbit, garden, love triangle, monster, adventure, rivalry, transformation, eccentricity ...
Place: england, northern england, yorkshire, europe
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Madagascar (2005)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Alex the lion is the king of the urban jungle, the main attraction at New York's Central Park Zoo. He and his best friends -- Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe and Gloria the hippo -- have spent their whole lives in blissful captivity before ...
Style: feel good, entertaining, humorous, funny, witty ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, teens, preschoolers
Plot: animals, friendship, talking animals, jungle, adventure, island, unlikely friendships, lion, escape, penguins, animal life, journey ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: africa, madagascar, antarctica, new york, manhattan new york city ...
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The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Andy Stitzer has a pleasant life with a nice apartment and a job stamping invoices at an electronics store. But at age 40, there's one thing Andy hasn't done, and it's really bothering his sex-obsessed male co-workers: Andy is still a ...
Style: sex comedy, funny, sexy, humorous, light ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, date night, girls' night
Plot: virginity, loss of virginity, male virgin, sex, dating, flirting, romance, nerd, friendship, shyness, adult virgin, sex scene ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
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War of the Worlds (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Ray Ferrier is a divorced dockworker and less-than-perfect father. Soon after his ex-wife and her new husband drop of his teenage son and young daughter for a rare weekend visit, a strange and powerful lightning storm touches down.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, tense, futuristic, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night, teens
Plot: apocalypse, alien invasion, end of the world, alien, space and aliens, survival, evil alien, invasion, disaster, first contact, destruction, extraterrestrial ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future, 2000s
Place: new jersey, new york, usa, south america, australia ...
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A young boy wins a tour through the most magnificent chocolate factory in the world, led by the world's most unusual candy maker.
Style: feel good, fairy tale, stylized, colourful, touching ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: childhood, children, fantasy world, chocolate, adventure, social differences, contests and competitions, family, magic, candy, factory, mysterious character ...
Time: 2000s
Place: bavaria, germany, england, switzerland, india ...
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Corpse Bride (2005)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Set in a 19th-century european village, this stop-motion animation feature follows the story of Victor, a young man whisked away to the underworld and wed to a mysterious corpse bride, while his real bride Victoria waits bereft in the land of the ...
Style: gothic, dark fantasy, melancholic, captivating, gothic horror ...
Audience: kids, date night, family outing, preschoolers, horror for children
Plot: afterlife, corpse, supernatural, marriage, romance, goth, death, wedding, disagreement, fear, loneliness, supernatural romance ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: europe, england
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Thank You for Smoking (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Nick Naylor is a charismatic spin-doctor for Big Tobacco who'll fight to protect America's right to smoke -- even if it kills him -- while still remaining a role model for his 12-year old son. When he incurs the wrath of a senator bent on ...
Style: witty, humorous, political, cynical, funny ...
Plot: business, lobbyist, marketing, advertising, satire, tobacco, social satire, reporter, lung cancer, capitalism, morality, journalism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: washington d.c., vermont, california, usa, los angeles ...
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Wedding Crashers (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: John and his buddy, Jeremy are emotional criminals who know how to use a woman's hopes and dreams for their own carnal gain. Their modus operandi: crashing weddings. Normally, they meet guests who want to toast the romantic day with a random ...
Style: light, funny, romantic, humorous, sex comedy ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, girls' night, date night, boys' night
Plot: wedding, romance, love story, fiance fiancee relationship, wedding party, love and romance, looking for sex, seduction, stereotypes, love at first sight, buddies, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: maryland, washington d.c., usa, denver colorado, salt lake city utah ...
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The Descent (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 99 min.
Story: After a tragic accident, six friends reunite for a caving expedition. Their adventure soon goes horribly wrong when a collapse traps them deep underground and they find themselves pursued by bloodthirsty creatures. As their friendships deteriorate, ...
Style: scary, suspense, dark, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: monster, cave, survival horror, trapped, survival, expedition, creature, group of friends, woman in danger, claustrophobia, mutant, adventure ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: north carolina, appalachia
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Capote (2005)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, History
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A biopic of the writer, Truman Capote and his assignment for The New Yorker to write the non-fiction book, 'In Cold Blood'.
Style: intellectual, captivating, dark, talky, atmospheric ...
Plot: writers, prison, journalism, loneliness, crimes, literature, murder, manipulation, investigation, murderer, friendship, gay ...
Time: 50s, 60s, year 1960, year 1959, 20th century
Place: kansas, usa, new orleans, turkey, europe ...
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Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: After five (or six) years of vanilla-wedded bliss, ordinary suburbanites John and Jane Smith are stuck in a huge rut. Unbeknownst to each other, they are both coolly lethal, highly-paid assassins working for rival organisations. When they discover ...
Style: sexy, romantic, entertaining, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens, boys' night
Plot: spy, hitman, battle of the sexes, female assassin, strong female lead, couples, secret identity, secret service, secret agents, double life, cia, female killer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, latin america, coney island brooklyn new york city, new york, brooklyn new york city ...
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Hustle & Flow (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: With help from his friends, a Memphis pimp in a mid-life crisis attempts to become a successful hip-hop emcee.
Style: realistic, bleak, touching, emotional, intense ...
Plot: hip hop, rapper, musician, midlife crisis, hip hop culture, music, rap, career, drug abuse, friendship, gangsters, singer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: memphis, los angeles, tennessee, usa, mount everest ...
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Pride & Prejudice (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, UK, USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Pride & Prejudice is a humorous story of love and life among English gentility during the Georgian era. Mr. Bennet is an English gentleman living in Hertfordshire with his overbearing wife and five daughters. If Mr. Bennet dies their house will ...
Style: romantic, dramatic, captivating, witty, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, teens, family outing
Plot: love, romance, prejudice, happy ending, opposites attract, aristocracy, fall in love, initially antagonists, unlikely couple, wooing, social differences, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1790s, 18th century, georgian era ...
Place: england, britain, united kingdom, london, europe
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Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A petty thief posing as an actor is brought to Los Angeles for an unlikely audition and finds himself in the middle of a murder investigation along with his high school dream girl and a detective who's been training him for his upcoming role...
Style: neo noir, funny, humorous, twists and turns, sexy ...
Plot: dark humor, private detective, investigation, satire, murder, actor, thief, christmas, kidnapping, murder mystery, lifestyle, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, venice beach california, california, denver colorado, usa ...
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A History of Violence (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An average family is thrust into the spotlight after the father commits a seemingly self-defense murder at his diner.
Style: neo noir, harsh, disturbing, twists and turns, tense ...
Plot: robbery, revenge, mafia, small town, self defense, gangsters, crimes, violent, attempted robbery, vigilantism, sex scene, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: indiana, usa, pennsylvania, philadelphia
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The Squid and the Whale (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Based on the true childhood experiences of Noah Baumbach and his brother, The Squid and the Whale tells the touching story of two young boys dealing with their parents divorce in Brooklyn in the 1980's.
Style: talky, sincere, depressing, absurd, thought provoking ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: divorce, dysfunctional family, coming of age, infidelity, adultery, father son relationship, teenager, writers, museum, childhood, marriage, teacher student relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, usa, california
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Four Brothers (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Four adopted brothers return to their Detroit hometown when their mother is murdered and vow to exact revenge on the killers.
Style: harsh, intense, entertaining, stylized, sentimental ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vengeance, robbery, murder, revenge, violence, funeral, gangsters, vigilante, interracial adoption, crimes, uncover truth, sibling relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: michigan, usa, detroit
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Constantine (2005)
Genre: Action, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 121 min.
Story: John Constantine has literally been to Hell and back. When he teams up with a policewoman to solve the mysterious suicide of her twin sister, their investigation takes them through the world of demons and angels that exists beneath the landscape of ...
Style: dark fantasy, gothic, stylized, suspense, mind bending ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: supernatural, demon, good versus evil, angel, devil, heaven and hell, god or devil, supernatural ability, hell, mysticism, exorcism, lucifer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, mexico
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Hard Candy (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A mature 14-year old girl meets a charming 32-year old photographer on the Internet. Suspecting that he is a pedophile, she goes to his home in an attempt to expose him.
Style: disturbing, psychological, twist ending, rough, tense ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: vengeance, torture, age difference, pedophilia, manipulation, pedophile, sexual abuse, mind game, revenge, child abuse, justice, older man younger woman relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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