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), V for Vendetta (2005), Madagascar (2005), The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005), War of the Worlds (2005), Thank You for Smoking (2005), Capote (2005), Wedding Crashers (2005), Corpse Bride (2005), Hustle & Flow (2005), The Descent (2005), Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005), Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005).

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, melancholic, touching, sincere, sexy ...
Plot: gay, gay relationship, homosexuality, closeted homosexual, gays and lesbians, forbidden love, gay romance, homosexual, first gay sexual experience, gay sex, gay slur, male nudity ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 80s, 70s, 20th century ...
Place: wyoming, usa, texas, new york, mexico
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 8.0
 744K
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: neo noir, atmospheric, dark, bleak, surreal ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dark hero, crimes, vengeance, justice, distopia, social decay, anti hero, crime, torture, tough heroes, gory, corruption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 1990s, 20th century ...
Is relevant ?
 8.2
 1.3M
Batman Begins (2005)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: UK, USA
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, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: superhero, double life, secret identity, good versus evil, batman, heroes, haunted by the past, disguise, fighting crime, undercover, crime fighter, corruption ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 20th century, 90s ...
Place: usa, himalaya, africa, 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, exciting, serious, epic, stylized ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: space wars, outer space, star wars, heroic mission, warrior, good versus evil, space opera, sword fight, heroes, showdown, adventure, cloning ...
Time: future, 2000s
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 7.2
 402K
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, exciting, suspenseful, serious, epic ...
Audience: teens, date night, boys' night, family outing
Plot: monster, expedition, giant animal, beast, adventure, jungle, dangerous animal, dinosaur, human animal relationship, gorilla, rescue, island ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1933
Place: new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, 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: exciting, atmospheric, twists and turns, fairy tale, dark fantasy ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night
Plot: wizards and magicians, magical, chosen one, friendship, school, contests and competitions, witch, boarding school, supernatural ability, magic, curses spells and rituals, boarding school life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1994, 90s, year 1995 ...
Place: england, europe, london
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 7.8
 238K
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, captivating, emotional, road movie ...
Audience: date night
Plot: musician's life, country music, music, marriage, rock and roll, accident, musician, profanity, rise and fall, rising to stardom, addiction, divorce ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1960s, 70s, 80s ...
Place: usa, memphis, germany, arkansas, tennessee ...
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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, girls' night
Plot: imaginary kingdom, fantasy world, good versus evil, witch, legends and myths, magical, parallel world, adventure, self sacrifice, talking animals, curses spells and rituals, family ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: london, england
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 8.0
 179K
Cinderella Man (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, 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: uplifting, inspirational, touching, sincere, motivational ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: human spirit, sport, boxing, underdog, athlete's life, financial problem, poverty, comeback, fight scenes, training, follow your dream, lifestyle ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century, 30s, 20s ...
Place: new jersey, usa, netherlands, manhattan new york city, madison square garden manhattan new york city ...
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 7.8
 287K
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, semi serious, exciting, suspenseful, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: space travel, spacecraft, space opera, future dystopia, space and aliens, adventure, good versus evil, mechanic, space wars, outer space, escapades, 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, sentimental, dramatic, serious, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: geisha, women, brothel, rivalry, japanese culture, mentor, love and romance, older man younger woman relationship, loss of virginity, unfulfilled love, secret love, orphan ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 1920s, 30s, 20s ...
Place: japan, asia, kyoto japan, tokyo
Is relevant ?
 8.1
 1.1M
V for Vendetta (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 132 min.
Story: In a world in which Great Britain has become a fascist state, a masked vigilante known only as 'V' conducts guerrilla warfare against the oppressive British government. When 'V' rescues a young woman from the secret police, he ...
Style: captivating, futuristic, stylized, intense, exciting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: fighting the system, revolution, anti hero, vengeance, freedom, distopia, rebellion, future dystopia, vigilantism, society, mysterious character, revenge ...
Time: future, 2020s
Place: england, london, europe, big ben london, britain
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 6.9
 375K
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, humorous, entertaining, witty, funny ...
Audience: kids, family outing, preschoolers, girls' night
Plot: friendship, talking animals, animals, lion, jungle, escape, journey, island, adventure, animal life, rescue, zebra ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: madagascar, africa, 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, sexy, humorous, sentimental, funny ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: virginity, loss of virginity, adult virgin, shyness, friendship, male virgin, romance, teaching the ways of the world, sexual activity, first sex, sexual dysfunction, neighbor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
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War of the Worlds (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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: suspenseful, exciting, serious, bleak, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: apocalypse, alien invasion, evil alien, end of the world, invasion, space and aliens, humanity in peril, first contact, survival, destruction, fate of humanity, demolished city ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey, chicago illinois, south america ...
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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, cynical, entertaining, suspense ...
Plot: lobbyist, satire, marketing, advertising, business, social satire, tobacco, cigarette smoking, capitalism, cigarette, reporter, lie ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa, north carolina, vermont, japan ...
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Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Horror, 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: witty, humorous, feel good, not serious, claymation ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: dog, rabbit, experiment gone awry, love triangle, monster, competition, rivalry, transformation, garden, disorder, inventions and discoveries, ambition ...
Place: england, europe, yorkshire, northern england
Is relevant ?
 7.3
 127K
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: captivating, based on true events, intellectual, talky, atmospheric ...
Plot: writers, journalism, literature, murder, crimes, loneliness, moral dilemma, murderer, lifestyle, manipulation, death sentence, investigation ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1960s, 20th century, 1950s ...
Place: kansas, usa, new york, new orleans, brooklyn new york city ...
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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, humorous, funny, romantic, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, chick flick, teens, girls' night
Plot: wedding, romance, love and romance, fiance fiancee relationship, looking for sex, eccentric family, buddies, cheating, friends, love at first sight, seduction, wedding party ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: maryland, washington d.c., usa, new hampshire, arizona ...
Is relevant ?
 7.3
 251K
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, captivating, melancholic, offbeat ...
Audience: horror for children, date night, preschoolers
Plot: corpse, afterlife, romance, supernatural, supernatural romance, marriage, shyness, wedding, goth, disagreement, fall in love, fiance fiancee relationship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian
Place: europe, england
Is relevant ?
 7.3
 39K
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: bleak, realistic, touching, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: hip hop, rapper, midlife crisis, musician, career, singer, drug dealing, life is a bitch, human spirit, hip hop culture, lifestyle, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: memphis, tennessee, usa, egypt, mount everest ...
Is relevant ?
 7.2
 206K
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, dark, suspenseful, atmospheric, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cave, survival horror, monster, trapped, woman in danger, expedition, friends, creature, friendship, danger, loss of daughter, vacation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: appalachia
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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, exciting, suspenseful, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: date night, boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: battle of the sexes, double life, female assassin, hitman, love and romance, secret agents, spy, secret identity, cia, couples, secret service, marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, new york, atlanta georgia, brooklyn new york city ...
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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, twists and turns, humorous, absurd, funny ...
Plot: murder, dark humor, private detective, christmas, actor, investigation, thief, lifestyle, disorder, mistaken identity, dishonesty, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, california, venice beach california, denver colorado ...
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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, witty, captivating, stylized ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: opposites attract, jane austen, romance, prejudice, love and romance, unlikely couple, aristocracy, couple relations, happy ending, countryside, social differences, society ...
Time: victorian, 1790s, victorian era, 19th century, 18th century ...
Place: england, britain, europe, united kingdom, london
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A History of Violence (2005)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
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, tense, twists and turns, disturbing ...
Plot: revenge, self defense, family relations, small town, robbery, attempted murder, attempted robbery, vigilantism, mafia, criminal's revenge, crime, hidden identity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indiana, usa, philadelphia, pennsylvania
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: UK, USA, Australia
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
Plot: childhood, fantasy world, imaginary, children, candy, social differences, family, contests and competitions, chocolate, adventure, cooking and food, family relations ...
Place: india, switzerland, bavaria, denver colorado, new delhi ...
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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, humorous ...
Plot: divorce, writers, self fulfillment, coming of age, dysfunctional family, adolescence, self esteem, writer's life, lifestyle, crumbling marriage, parents and children, family problems ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, usa, california
Is relevant ?
 7.1
 156K
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, twist ending, psychological, rough, tense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: age difference, pedophile, pedophilia, vengeance, dangerous attraction, torture, sexual abuse, deception, manipulation, sociopath, mind game, vigilantism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
Is relevant ?
 7.3
 102K
Brick (2005)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A teenage loner pushes his way into the underworld of a high school crime ring to investigate the disappearance of his ex-girlfriend.
Style: neo noir, twists and turns, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: drugs, high school, investigation, murder, mystery, drug lord, loner, drug dealing, amateur detective, cocaine, deception, the underworld ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
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