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The Best Movies of 2005  

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A list of the best movies of 2005, from action movies like Mr. and Mrs. Smith to dramas like Jarhead. The '00s were a decade where Hollywood thrived. In were new stars and big blockbusters and 2005 was no exception. Some the best movies of this year are some of the best teen, coming of age, adventure, comedies and dramas in history. The films on here are very memorable and had audiences on the edges of their seats, and still pack a punch so many years after they were first released. You shouldn't be too surprised by the movies listed on here.

As stated before, some of the best movies of the decade were released in 2005. Who could forget Batman Begins with Christian Bale, Thank You For Smoking with Aaron Eckhart, and of course, Steve Carell in The 40-Year-Old Virgin And let's not forget about Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal in Brokeback Mountain.

The best movies of 2005 featured some of the biggest stars in the movie business. Whether it was the aforementioned stars continuing their success or the breakout performances featured in Lords of Dogtown, or established stars like George Clooney starring in Good Night and Good Luck and Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson in Wedding Crashers.

Some of the best movies of all time were released in 2005. This is the ultimate list of the best movies of 2005, which shouldn't feature the best movies of 2004. Vote and re-rank this list according to how you think the best movies of that year should be reflected. If you notice that there's a movie from this year that should be on this list but is missing, feel free to add it.
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Kingdom of Heaven is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Movies of 2005
Eva Green, Liam Neeson, Edward Norton
Kingdom of Heaven is a 2005 epic historical drama directed and produced by Ridley Scott and written by William Monahan. It stars Orlando Bloom, Eva Green, Jeremy Irons, David Thewlis, Brendan ...more
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Hitch is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Movies of 2005
Will Smith, Eva Mendes, Paula Patton
Hitch is a 2005 romantic comedy film directed by Andy Tennant and starring Will Smith. The film, which was written by Kevin Bisch, co-stars Eva Mendes, Kevin James, and Amber Valletta. Smith ...more
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Syriana is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Movies of 2005
George Clooney, Matt Damon, Amanda Peet
Syriana is a 2005 geopolitical thriller film written and directed by Stephen Gaghan, and executive produced by George Clooney, who also stars in the film with an ensemble cast. Gaghan's ...more
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Mr. & Mrs. Smith is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Movies of 2005
Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Jennifer Morrison
Mr. & Mrs. Smith is a 2005 American action comedy film directed by Doug Liman. Bored upper-middle class married coupleJohn (Brad Pitt) and Jane Smith (Angelina Jolie) learn that they are ...more
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Robots is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Movies of 2005
Halle Berry, Robin Williams, Amanda Bynes
Robots is a 2005 American computer animated science fiction comedy film produced by Blue Sky Studios for Twentieth Century Fox, and was released theatrically on March 11, 2005. The story was ...more
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Corpse Bride is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Movies of 2005
Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Christopher Lee
Corpse Bride, often referred to as Tim Burton's Corpse Bride, is a 2005 British-American stop-motion-animated fantasy film directed by Mike Johnson and Tim Burton. The plot is set in a fictional ...more
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The Island is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Movies of 2005
Scarlett Johansson, Ewan McGregor, Steve Buscemi
The Island is a 2005 American science fiction action thriller film directed by Michael Bay, starring Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johansson. It was released on July 22, 2005, in the United States ...more
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Jarhead is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Movies of 2005
Jake Gyllenhaal, Jamie Foxx, John Krasinski
Jarhead is a 2005 biographical drama film based on U.S. Marine Anthony Swofford's 2003 memoir of the same name, directed by Sam Mendes, starring Jake Gyllenhaal as Swofford with Jamie Foxx, ...more
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Sky High is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Movies of 2005
Dimos Dicoudis added Kurt Russell, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Lynda Carter
Sky High is a 2005 American superhero family comedy film about an airborne school for teenage superheroes. It was directed by Mike Mitchell and written by Paul Hernandez, Robert Schooley, and ...more
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Fantastic Four is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Movies of 2005
looksharp added Jessica Alba, Kerry Washington, Maria Menounos
Fantastic Four is a 2005 superhero film based on the Marvel Comics team of the same name. It was directed by Tim Story, and released by 20th Century Fox. It is the second live-action Fantastic ...more
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The Skeleton Key is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Movies of 2005
looksharp added Kate Hudson, John Hurt, Joy Bryant
The Skeleton Key is a 2005 American supernatural horror film starring Kate Hudson, Gena Rowlands, John Hurt, Peter Sarsgaard, and Joy Bryant. The film centers on a young hospice nurse who ...more
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Hustle & Flow is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Movies of 2005
Taraji P. Henson, Ludacris, Terrence Howard
Hustle & Flow is a 2005 American independent drama film written and directed by Craig Brewer and produced by John Singleton and Stephanie Allain. It was released on July 22, 2005. Terrence ...more
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The Descent is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Movies of 2005
Shauna Macdonald, Natalie Mendoza, Alex Reid
The Descent is a 2005 British adventure horror film directed by Neil Marshall. Six women enter an unmapped cave system, become trapped, and are hunted by flesh-eating subterranean humanoids.
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Constantine is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Movies of 2005
Rachel Weisz, Keanu Reeves, Shia LaBeouf
Constantine is a 2005 American supernatural action-thriller film directed by Francis Lawrence as his feature film directorial debut, starring Keanu Reeves as John Constantine, with Rachel Weisz, ...more
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The Pacifier is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Movies of 2005
Whoopi Goldberg, Vin Diesel, Lauren Graham
The Pacifier is a 2005 action comedy directed by Adam Shankman and written by Thomas Lennon and Robert Ben Garant. It stars Vin Diesel. The film was released in March 2005 by Walt Disney ...more
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Fever Pitch is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Movies of 2005
looksharp added Drew Barrymore, Jimmy Fallon, Stephen King
Fever Pitch is a 2005 Farrelly brothers romantic comedy film starring Drew Barrymore and Jimmy Fallon. It is a remake of a 1997 British film of the same name. Both films are loosely based on the ...more
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Serenity is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Movies of 2005
Summer Glau, Morena Baccarin, Nathan Fillion
Serenity is a 2005 American space western film written and directed by Joss Whedon. It is a continuation of Whedon's short-lived 2002 Fox science fiction television series Firefly and stars the ...more
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Flightplan is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Movies of 2005
stefan-komisch added Jodie Foster, Matt Bomer, Sean Bean
Flightplan is a 2005 mystery-thriller film directed by German film director Robert Schwentke and starring Jodie Foster, Peter Sarsgaard, Erika Christensen, Kate Beahan, Greta Scacchi, and Sean ...more
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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the ... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Movies of 2005
Zooey Deschanel, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is a 2005 British-American comic science fiction film directed by Garth Jennings, based upon previous works in the media franchise of the same name, created ...more
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The Longest Yard is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Movies of 2005
Adam Sandler, Courteney Cox, Chris Rock
The Longest Yard is a 2005 American sports comedy film, a remake of the 1974 film of the same name. Adam Sandler plays the protagonist, Paul Crewe, a disgraced former professional quarterback ...more
46
Four Brothers is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Movies of 2005
Dimos Dicoudis added SofĂ­a Vergara, Mark Wahlberg, Taraji P. Henson
Four Brothers is a 2005 American action film directed by John Singleton. The movie stars Mark Wahlberg, Tyrese Gibson, Andre Benjamin, and Garrett Hedlund. The film was shot in Detroit, Michigan ...more
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Thank You for Smoking is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Movies of 2005
Katie Holmes, Robert Duvall, Maria Bello
Thank You for Smoking is a 2005 comedy-drama film written and directed by Jason Reitman and starring Aaron Eckhart, based on the 1994 satirical novel of the same name by Christopher Buckley. It ...more
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Because of Winn-Dixie is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Movies of 2005
Elle Fanning, AnnaSophia Robb, Jeff Daniels
Because of Winn-Dixie is a 2005 American family comedy-drama film adapted from the book of the same name by Kate DiCamillo, written by Joan Singleton, produced by Trevor Albert and directed by ...more
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Pooh's Heffalump Movie is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Movies of 2005
Dimos Dicoudis added Brenda Blethyn, Jim Cummings, Kath Soucie
Pooh's Heffalump Movie is a 2005 animated film produced by DisneyToon Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures, featuring characters from A. A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh stories. This film ...more
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Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Movies of 2005
Robert Downey Jr., Val Kilmer, Michelle Monaghan
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is a 2005 American neo-noir dark comedy film written and directed by Shane Black, and starring Robert Downey, Jr., Val Kilmer, Michelle Monaghan and Corbin Bernsen. The ...more