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The Best Action Movies of 2005

Updated September 23, 2019 959 votes 67 voters 4.2k views50 items

List of the best 2005 action movies, ranked by how many upvotes they've received by other fans of the genre. These movies give you car crashes, explosions, gun fights and everything else you could hope for in a good action flick. These are all the action movies that defined the year 2005, so vote for your favorites and help them rise to the top. This poll is also a great resource for finding new movies that you haven't already seen, especially since you can watch trailers for each film right on this page. To make sure this list is as accurate as possible, please don't downvote a movie if you haven't seen it.

This is a list that includes movies like Batman Begins and Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. This isn't necessarily a list of all action movies from 2005, but it does contain all the ones worth watching.
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    Batman Begins
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    Batman Begins

    Christian Bale, Michael Caine

    Released2005

    Directed byChristopher Nolan

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    The Pacifier
    26
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    The Pacifier

    Whoopi Goldberg, Vin Diesel

    Released2005

    Directed byAdam Shankman

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    Herbie: Fully Loaded
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    Herbie: Fully Loaded

    Lindsay Lohan, Anna Faris

    Released2005

    Directed byAngela Robinson

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  • 4
    Red Eye
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    Red Eye

    Rachel McAdams, Cillian Murphy

    Released2005

    Directed byWes Craven

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  • 5
    Zathura
    13
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    Zathura

    Kristen Stewart, Josh Hutchersonm

    Released2005

    Directed byJon Favreau filmography

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  • 6
    Land of the Dead
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    6

    Land of the Dead

    Dennis Hopper, Simon Pegg

    Released2005

    Directed byGeorge A. Romero

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  • 7
    The Legend of Zorro
    13
    6

    The Legend of Zorro

    Catherine Zeta-Jones, Antonio Banderas

    Released2005

    Directed byMartin Campbell

    The Legend of Zorro is a 2005 swashbuckler film and sequel to The Mask of Zorro, directed by... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    King Kong
    14
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    King Kong

    Naomi Watts, Jack Black

    Released2005

    Directed byPeter Jackson

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

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  • 9
    Get Rich or Die Tryin'
    12
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    Get Rich or Die Tryin'

    50 Cent, Viola Davis

    Released2005

    Directed byJim Sheridan

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  • 10
    The Island
    10
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    The Island

    Scarlett Johansson, Ewan McGregor

    Released2005

    Directed byMichael Bay

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    Sahara
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    3

    Sahara

    Penélope Cruz, Matthew McConaughey

    Released2005

    Directed byBreck Eisner

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    Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous
    10
    7

    Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous

    Sandra Bullock, Dolly Parton

    Released2005

    Directed byJohn Pasquin

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  • 13
    Sin City
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    Sin City

    Jessica Alba, Bruce Willis

    Released2005

    Directed byQuentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez, Frank Miller

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  • 14
    V for Vendetta
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    V for Vendetta

    Natalie Portman, John Hurt

    Released2006

    Directed byJames McTeigue

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  • 15
    Unleashed
    5
    3

    Unleashed

    Morgan Freeman, Bob Hoskins

    Released2005

    Directed byLouis Leterrier

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  • 16
    Fantastic Four
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    Fantastic Four

    Jessica Alba, Kerry Washington

    Released2005

    Directed byTim Story

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  • 17
    Serenity
    10
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    Serenity

    Summer Glau, Morena Baccarin

    Released2005

    Directed byJoss Whedon

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  • 18
    Mr. & Mrs. Smith
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    Mr. & Mrs. Smith

    Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt

    Released2005

    Directed byDoug Liman

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  • 19
    Four Brothers
    5
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    Four Brothers

    Sofía Vergara, Mark Wahlberg

    Released2005

    Directed byJohn Singleton

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  • 20
    Seven Swords
    6
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    Seven Swords

    Donnie Yen, Kim So-yeon

    Released2005

    Directed byTsui Hark

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  • 21
    The Cave
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    The Cave

    Lena Headey, Piper Perabo

    Released2005

    Directed byBruce Hunt

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  • 22
    Transporter 2
    9
    15

    Transporter 2

    Jason Statham, AnnaLynne McCord

    Released2005

    Directed byLouis Leterrier

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    Initial D
    3
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    Initial D

    Jay Chou, Edison Chen

    Released2005

    Directed byAlan Mak, Andrew Lau

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    War of the Worlds
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    War of the Worlds

    Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman

    Released2005

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

    War of the Worlds is a 2005 American epic science fiction disaster film and a loose adaptation... more on Wikipedia

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    The Batman vs. Dracula
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    The Batman vs. Dracula

    Peter Stormare, Kevin Michael Richardson

    Released2005

    Directed bySam Liu, Michael Goguen, Brandon Vietti, Seung Eun Kim

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