Sponsored
754 voters

The Best Movies of 2005

Updated November 18, 2020 11.9k votes 754 voters 21.5k views191 items

List RulesOnly movies released in theaters in 2005.

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 with new stars and big blockbusters and 2005 was no exception. Some of the top movies of this year are some of the best teen, coming of age, adventure, comedy movies, 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 most popular 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, 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 and you might be interested in the best movies of 2004 too. Vote and re-rank this list according to how you think the best movies of that year should be reflected.

Photo:
...more
  • Batman Begins1
    266
    97

    Batman Begins

    Christian Bale, Michael Caine

    Directed byChristopher Nolan

    Batman Begins is a 2005 superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan, based on the DC Comics...  more

    More Batman Begins 

    Small Details From 'Batman Begins' That Prove It's The Most Slept On Nolan Film#19 of 166 The Best Superhero Movies Ever Made

  • Walk the Line2
    145
    68

    Walk the Line

    Reese Witherspoon, Joaquin Phoenix

    Directed byJames Mangold

    Walk the Line is a 2005 American biographical drama film directed by James Mangold and based...  more
  • The 40-Year-Old Virgin3
    178
    101

    The 40-Year-Old Virgin

    Elizabeth Banks, Kat Dennings

    Directed byJudd Apatow

    The 40-Year-Old Virgin is a 2005 American romantic comedy film written, produced and directed...  more

    More The 40-Year-Old Virgin 

    #375 of 456 The Most Quotable Movies of All Time#35 of 1,137 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time

  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire4
    197
    136

    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

    Emma Watson, Robert Pattinson

    Directed byMike Newell

    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is a 2005 fantasy film directed by Mike Newell and...  more
  • King Kong5
    153
    95

    King Kong

    Naomi Watts, Jack Black

    Directed byPeter Jackson

    King Kong is a 2005 epic monster film and remake of the 1933 film of the same name. Directed,...  more

    More King Kong 

    #85 of 170 The Most Utterly Depressing Movies Ever Made#131 of 277 The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry

  • The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe6

    Directed byAndrew Adamson

    The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is a 2005 fantasy adventure...  more
  • Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith7
    188
    130

    Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

    Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor

    Directed byGeorge Lucas

    (19 Years before Episode IV) Three years after the onset of the Clone Wars, the noble Jedi...  more

    More Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith 

    26 Small But Poignant Details From 'Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge Of The Sith'#91 of 541 The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies

  • War of the Worlds8
    130
    63

    War of the Worlds

    Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

    War of the Worlds is a 2005 American epic science fiction disaster film and a loose adaptation...  more
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory9
    145
    93

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter

    Directed byTim Burton

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a 2005 musical adventure film directed by Tim Burton. It...  more

    More Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 

    #183 of 295 The Best Duos of All Time#100 of 206 Musical Movies With the Best Songs

  • A History of Violence10
    80
    51

    A History of Violence

    Viggo Mortensen, Maria Bello

    Directed byDavid Cronenberg

    This film is a 2005 American thriller film directed by David Cronenberg and written by Josh...  more

    More A History of Violence 

    #147 of 244 The Best Psychological Thrillers of All Time#197 of 261 The Best Ensemble Movies

  • Sin City11
    104
    89

    Sin City

    Jessica Alba, Bruce Willis

    Directed byQuentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez, Frank Miller

    Sin City is a 2005 American neo-noir thriller anthology film written, produced, and directed...  more

    More Sin City 

    #42 of 97 The Best Movies to Watch on Mushrooms#45 of 177 The Greatest Comic Book Movies of All Time

  • Pride & Prejudice12
    66
    50

    Pride & Prejudice

    Keira Knightley, Carey Mulligan

    Directed byJoe Wright

    Pride & Prejudice is a 2005 British romance film directed by Joe Wright and based on Jane...  more
  • Cinderella Man13
    75
    51

    Cinderella Man

    Russell Crowe, Renée Zellweger

    Directed byRon Howard

    Cinderella Man is a 2005 American drama film by Ron Howard, titled after the nickname of...  more

    More Cinderella Man 

    #243 of 480 The Greatest Movies For Guys#39 of 204 The Best Sports Movies Ever Made

  • Hitch14
    81
    64

    Hitch

    Will Smith, Eva Mendes

    Directed byAndy Tennant

    Hitch is a 2005 romantic comedy film directed by Andy Tennant and starring Will Smith. The...  more

    More Hitch 

    #549 of 925 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films#138 of 836 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made

  • Wedding Crashers15
    118
    110

    Wedding Crashers

    Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn

    Directed byDavid Dobkin

    Wedding Crashers is a 2005 American comedy film directed by David Dobkin. John Beckwith (Owen...  more
  • Munich16
    80
    79

    Munich

    Daniel Craig, Eric Bana

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

    Munich is a 2005 historical drama and political thriller film based on Operation Wrath of God,...  more

    More Munich 

    The Top Must-See Attractions in Munich#180 of 374 The 50+ Best War Movies Ever Made, Ranked

  • Capote17
    79
    73

    Capote

    Philip Seymour Hoffman, Chris Cooper

    Directed byBennett Miller

    Capote is a 2005 biographical film about Truman Capote, following the events during the...  more

    More Capote 

    #352 of 1,189 Every Oscar Winning Film Ever#201 of 369 The Best Movies Based On Books

  • Madagascar18
    114
    91

    Madagascar

    Chris Rock, Ben Stiller

    Directed byEric Darnell, Tom McGrath

    Madagascar is a 2005 American computer-animated comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation,...  more

    More Madagascar 

    #134 of 575 The Best Animated Films Ever#26 of 306 The Best Movies For Kids

  • Good Night, and Good Luck19
    58
    53

    Good Night, and Good Luck

    George Clooney, Robert Downey Jr.

    Directed byGeorge Clooney

    Good Night, and Good Luck. is a 2005 American drama film directed by George Clooney and...  more

    More Good Night, and Good Luck 

    #142 of 224 The Best Black and White Movies Ever Made#169 of 675 The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars

  • Corpse Bride20
    71
    56

    Corpse Bride

    Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter

    Directed byTim Burton, Mike Johnson

    Corpse Bride, often referred to as Tim Burton's Corpse Bride, is a 2005 British-American...  more

    More Corpse Bride 

    ‘Corpse Bride’ Is An Underrated Tim Burton Classic Filled With Creepy Charm And Dark Moments#18 of 105 The Best Halloween Movies for Kids

  • Mr. & Mrs. Smith21
    96
    89

    Mr. & Mrs. Smith

    Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt

    Directed byDoug Liman

    Mr. & Mrs. Smith is a 2005 American action comedy film directed by Doug Liman. Bored...  more

    More Mr. & Mrs. Smith 

    #594 of 1,540 The Most Rewatchable Movies#17 of 123 The Best Assassin Movies

  • Kingdom of Heaven22
    66
    65

    Kingdom of Heaven

    Eva Green, Liam Neeson

    Directed byRidley Scott

    Kingdom of Heaven is a 2005 epic historical drama directed and produced by Ridley Scott and...  more

    More Kingdom of Heaven 

    #131 of 553 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Made#4 of 12 12 Pretty Accurate Movies Set In Medieval Times

  • Nanny McPhee23
    76
    63

    Nanny McPhee

    Emma Thompson, Angela Lansbury

    Directed byKirk Jones

    Nanny McPhee is a 2005 British fantasy film directed by Kirk Jones. The film stars Emma...  more

    More Nanny McPhee 

    #25 of 96 The Best Film Adaptations of Young Adult Novels#13 of 70 The Greatest Supernatural & Paranormal Teen Films

  • Brokeback Mountain24
    120
    146

    Brokeback Mountain

    Anne Hathaway, Jake Gyllenhaal

    Directed byAng Lee

    Brokeback Mountain is a 2005 American epic romantic drama film directed by Ang Lee. It is a...  more
  • Flightplan25
    41
    27

    Flightplan

    Jodie Foster, Matt Bomer

    Directed byRobert Schwentke

    Flightplan is a 2005 mystery-thriller film directed by German film director Robert Schwentke...  more

    More Flightplan 

    #123 of 317 The Greatest Disaster Movies of All Time#7 of 18 The Best Horror Movies About Airplanes