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The Best Action Movies of 2005

Updated September 23, 2019 1.2k votes 68 voters 4.4k 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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  • V for Vendetta1
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    V for Vendetta

    Natalie Portman, John Hurt

    Released2006

    Directed byJames McTeigue

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  • Zathura2
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    Zathura

    Kristen Stewart, Josh Hutchersonm

    Released2005

    Directed byJon Favreau filmography

    Zathura: A Space Adventure is a 2005 American science fiction fantasy adventure film directed...  more

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  • The Island3
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    The Island

    Scarlett Johansson, Ewan McGregor

    Released2005

    Directed byMichael Bay

    The Island is a 2005 American science fiction action thriller film directed by Michael Bay,...  more

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  • The Pacifier4
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    The Pacifier

    Whoopi Goldberg, Vin Diesel

    Released2005

    Directed byAdam Shankman

    The Pacifier is a 2005 action comedy directed by Adam Shankman and written by Thomas Lennon...  more

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  • King Kong5
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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

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  • Herbie: Fully Loaded6
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    Herbie: Fully Loaded

    Lindsay Lohan, Anna Faris

    Released2005

    Directed byAngela Robinson

    Herbie: Fully Loaded is a 2005 American comedy film directed by Angela Robinson and produced...  more
  • Sin City7
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    Sin City

    Jessica Alba, Bruce Willis

    Released2005

    Directed byQuentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez, Frank Miller

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

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  • Kiss Kiss Bang Bang8
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    Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

    Robert Downey Jr., Val Kilmer

    Released2005

    Directed byShane Black

    Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is a 2005 American neo-noir dark comedy film written and directed by Shane...  more

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  • Batman Begins9
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    Batman Begins

    Christian Bale, Michael Caine

    Released2005

    Directed byChristopher Nolan

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

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  • War of the Worlds10
    22
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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

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  • Kingdom of Heaven11
    17
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    Kingdom of Heaven

    Eva Green, Liam Neeson

    Released2005

    Directed byRidley Scott

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

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  • Land of the Dead12
    14
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    Land of the Dead

    Dennis Hopper, Simon Pegg

    Released2005

    Directed byGeorge A. Romero

    This film is a 2005 post-apocalyptic horror film written and directed by George A. Romero; the...  more

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  • The Legend of Zorro13
    12
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    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
  • Into the Blue14
    17
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    Into the Blue

    Jessica Alba, Paul Walker

    Released2005

    Directed byJohn Stockwell

    Into the Blue is a 2005 American action film starring Paul Walker, Jessica Alba, Josh Brolin...  more

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  • The Great Raid15
    19
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    The Great Raid

    James Franco, Sam Worthington

    Released2005

    Directed byJohn Dahl

    The Great Raid is a 2005 film about the Raid at Cabanatuan on the island of Luzon, Philippines...  more

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  • Red Eye16
    19
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    Red Eye

    Rachel McAdams, Cillian Murphy

    Released2005

    Directed byWes Craven

    Red Eye is a 2005 American thriller film directed by Wes Craven and starring Rachel McAdams as...  more

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  • Unleashed17
    4
    3

    Unleashed

    Morgan Freeman, Bob Hoskins

    Released2005

    Directed byLouis Leterrier

    Unleashed is a 2005 martial arts action thriller film directed by Louis Leterrier, written by...  more

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  • Sahara18
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    Sahara

    Penélope Cruz, Matthew McConaughey

    Released2005

    Directed byBreck Eisner

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  • Serenity19
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    Serenity

    Summer Glau, Morena Baccarin

    Released2005

    Directed byJoss Whedon

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  • Mr. & Mrs. Smith20
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    Mr. & Mrs. Smith

    Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt

    Released2005

    Directed byDoug Liman

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

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  • Four Brothers21
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    Four Brothers

    Sofía Vergara, Mark Wahlberg

    Released2005

    Directed byJohn Singleton

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  • Get Rich or Die Tryin'22
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    Get Rich or Die Tryin'

    50 Cent, Viola Davis

    Released2005

    Directed byJim Sheridan

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  • Seven Swords23
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    Seven Swords

    Donnie Yen, Kim So-yeon

    Released2005

    Directed byTsui Hark

    Seven Swords is a 2005 Hong Kong wuxia film produced and directed by Tsui Hark, starring...  more
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  • The Cave24
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    The Cave

    Lena Headey, Piper Perabo

    Released2005

    Directed byBruce Hunt

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  • The Batman vs. Dracula25
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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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