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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 Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Liam Neeson Batman Begins is a 2005 superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan, based on the DC Comics character. After training with his mentor (Liam Neeson), Batman (Christian Bale) begins his fight to ...more

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V for Vendetta Natalie Portman, John Hurt, Hugo Weaving V for Vendetta is a 2006 American political thriller film directed by James McTeigue and written by the Wachowski Brothers, based on the 1988 Vertigo graphic novel of the same name by Alan Moore ...more

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Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor, Samuel L. Jackson (19 Years before Episode IV) Three years after the onset of the Clone Wars, the noble Jedi Knights have been leading a massive clone army into a galaxy-wide battle against the Separatists. When ...more

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Sin City Jessica Alba, Bruce Willis, Mickey Rourke Sin City is a 2005 American neo-noir crime thriller anthology film written, produced, and directed by Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez. It is based on Miller's eponymous graphic novel Sin City. ...more

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Kiss Kiss Bang Bang Robert Downey Jr., Val Kilmer, Michelle Monaghan Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is a 2005 American neo-noir dark comedy crime film written and directed by Shane Black, and starring Robert Downey, Jr., Val Kilmer, Michelle Monaghan and Corbin Bernsen. The ...more

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King Kong Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody King Kong is a 2005 epic monster film and remake of the 1933 film of the same name. Directed, co-written, and produced by Peter Jackson, it stars Naomi Watts as Ann Darrow, Jack Black as Carl ...more

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Mr. & Mrs. Smith 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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The Great Raid James Franco, Sam Worthington, Connie Nielsen The Great Raid is a 2005 war film about the Raid at Cabanatuan on the island of Luzon, Philippines during World War II. It is directed by John Dahl and stars Benjamin Bratt, Joseph Fiennes, ...more

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Red Eye Rachel McAdams, Cillian Murphy, Brian Cox Red Eye is a 2005 American thriller film directed by Wes Craven and starring Rachel McAdams as a hotel manager ensnared in an assassination plot by a terrorist while aboard a red-eye flight to ...more

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Lord of War Nicolas Cage, Jared Leto, Ethan Hawke Lord of War is a 2005 crime war film written, produced and directed by Andrew Niccol and co-produced by and starring Nicolas Cage. It was released in the United States on September 16, 2005, ...more

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Into the Blue Jessica Alba, Paul Walker, Josh Brolin Into the Blue is a 2005 American action film starring Paul Walker, Jessica Alba, Josh Brolin and Scott Caan. The film was directed by Top Gun actor John Stockwell, and distributed by ...more

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The Pacifier 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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Zathura Kristen Stewart, Josh Hutchersonm, Tim Robbins Zathura: A Space Adventure is a 2005 American science fiction fantasy adventure film directed by Jon Favreau, and is loosely based on the illustrated book Zathura by Chris Van Allsburg, author ...more

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Fantastic Four 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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Serenity Summer Glau, Morena Baccarin, Nathan Fillion Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial 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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Kingdom of Heaven 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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Herbie: Fully Loaded Lindsay Lohan, Anna Faris, Michael Keaton Herbie: Fully Loaded is a 2005 American comedy film directed by Angela Robinson and produced by Robert Simonds for Walt Disney Pictures. It stars Lindsay Lohan as the youngest member of an ...more

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The Legend of Zorro Catherine Zeta-Jones, Antonio Banderas, Michael Emerson The Legend of Zorro is a 2005 swashbuckler film and sequel to The Mask of Zorro, directed by Martin Campbell. Antonio Banderas and Catherine Zeta-Jones reprise their roles as the titular hero ...more

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The Island 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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Get Rich or Die Tryin' 50 Cent, Viola Davis, Terrence Howard Get Rich or Die Tryin '​ is a 2005 American hip-hop biopic crime film starring 50 Cent. It is 50 Cent's first film as an actor. It was released on November 9, 2005, and was known as Locked and ...more

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Four Brothers Sofía 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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The Fog Maggie Grace, Selma Blair, Tom Welling The Fog is a 2005 horror film directed by Rupert Wainwright and starring Tom Welling, Selma Blair and Maggie Grace. It is a remake of John Carpenter's 1980 film of the same name and was produced ...more

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The Cave Lena Headey, Piper Perabo, Morris Chestnut The Cave is a 2005 American action horror film, directed by Bruce Hunt. It stars Cole Hauser, Eddie Cibrian, Morris Chestnut, Marcel Iureş, Lena Headey, Rick Ravanello, Piper Perabo and Daniel ...more

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BloodRayne Michelle Rodriguez, Ben Kingsley, Meat Loaf BloodRayne is a 2005 German fantasy action horror film set in 18th-century Romania, directed by Uwe Boll. The film stars Kristanna Loken, Michael Madsen, Billy Zane, Ben Kingsley, Meat Loaf and ...more

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Assault on Precinct 13 Maria Bello, Ethan Hawke, Laurence Fishburne Assault on Precinct 13 is a 2005 action thriller film directed by Jean-François Richet, starring Ethan Hawke and Laurence Fishburne. The cast also includes John Leguizamo, Maria Bello, Ja ...more

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Seven Swords Donnie Yen, Kim So-yeon, Lau Kar-leung Seven Swords is a 2005 Hong Kong wuxia film produced and directed by Tsui Hark, starring Donnie Yen, Leon Lai, Charlie Yeung, Sun Honglei, Lu Yi and Kim So-yeon. The story is loosely adapted ...more

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Transporter 2 Jason Statham, AnnaLynne McCord, Amber Valletta Transporter 2 is a 2005 French action film directed by Louis Leterrier and produced by Luc Besson. It is the sequel to The Transporter. It is followed by Transporter 3. The film stars Jason ...more

Mythical Creatures That Were Found in Real Life

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Hostage Bruce Willis, Rumer Willis, Ben Foster Hostage is a 2005 American action thriller drama film starring Bruce Willis and directed by Florent Emilio Siri. The film was based on a novel by Robert Crais, and was adapted for the screen by ...more

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The Protector Nathan Jones, Tatchakorn Yeerum, Jon Foo Tom-Yum-Goong Thai: ต้มยำกุ้ง, IPA: is a 2005 Thai martial arts action film starring Tony Jaa. The film was directed by Prachya Pinkaew, who also directed Jaa's prior breakout film Ong-Bak. As ...more

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Initial D Jay Chou, Edison Chen, Anthony Wong Initial D is a 2005 Hong Kong action film directed by Andrew Lau and Alan Mak. It is a film adaptation of the Japanese Initial D manga and anime series. The movie's main character, Takumi ...more

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The Batman vs. Dracula Peter Stormare, Kevin Michael Richardson, Tara Strong Gotham City is terrorized not only by recent escapees Joker and Penguin, but by the original creature of the night, Dracula! Can Batman stop the ruthless vampire before he turns everyone in the ...more

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War of the Worlds Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Channing Tatum War of the Worlds is a 2005 American epic science fiction disaster film and a loose adaptation of H. G. Wells's novel The War of the Worlds, directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Josh ...more

Famous Curlers from Norway

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Land of the Dead Dennis Hopper, Simon Pegg, Simon Baker Land of the Dead is a 2005 post-apocalyptic horror film written and directed by George A. Romero; the fourth of Romero's six Living Dead movies, it is preceded by Night of the Living Dead, Dawn ...more

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Unleashed Morgan Freeman, Bob Hoskins, Jet Li Unleashed is a 2005 martial arts action thriller film directed by Louis Leterrier, written by Luc Besson, and produced by Jet Li. It stars Li, Bob Hoskins, Morgan Freeman, and Kerry Condon. The ...more

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Man of the House Tommy Lee Jones, Christina Milian, Paget Brewster Man of the House is a 2005 American crime comedy film directed by Stephen Herek, written by John J. McLaughlin and Scott Lobdell, and starring Tommy Lee Jones. The main plot revolves around Lt. ...more

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Dishdogz Haylie Duff, Luke Perry, Ryan Sheckler A coming of age story about a teenager working at an extreme sports camp as a dishwasher and his relationship with the chef, who we come to find out was a skateboarding pioneer back in the day. ...more

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Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children Maaya Sakamoto, Kenichi Suzumura, Toshiyuki Morikawa Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children is a 2005 Japanese computer-animated science fantasy film directed by Tetsuya Nomura, written by Kazushige Nojima, and produced by Yoshinori Kitase and Shinji ...more

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XXX: State of the Union Samuel L. Jackson, Willem Dafoe, Ice Cube xXx: State of the Union, released as xXx²: The Next Level outside the United States and Canada, is a 2005 action film directed by Lee Tamahori. It is a sequel to the 2002 film xXx. The film ...more

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Doom Dwayne Johnson, Rosamund Pike, Karl Urban Doom is a 2005 science fiction action film directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak. It is loosely based on the video game series of the same name created by id Software. The film follows a group of ...more

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Aaru Trisha, Kalabhavan Mani, Vadivelu Aaru is a 2005 Indian Tamil language action-masala film written and directed by Hari. It stars Suriya and Trisha Krishnan in lead role. The film's score and soundtrack were composed by Devi Sri ...more

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Alone in the Dark Tara Reid, Christian Slater, Anthony Anderson Alone in the Dark is a 2005 German-Canadian-American science fiction action horror film, very loosely based on Infogrames' popular video game series of the same name. Directed by Uwe Boll, the ...more

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Domino Keira Knightley, Lucy Liu, Mickey Rourke Domino is a 2005 American action film directed by Tony Scott and written by Richard Kelly. Inspired by Domino Harvey, the English daughter of stage and screen actor Laurence Harvey, who became a ...more

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A Bittersweet Life Shin Min-a, Lee Byung-hun, Oh Dal-su A Bittersweet Life is a 2005 South Korean film written and directed by Kim Jee-woon and starring Lee Byung-hun. Ruthlessly violent, it illustrates the ethical codes in the Korean mob and how ...more

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In the Mix Emmanuelle Chriqui, Usher, K. D. Aubert In the Mix is a 2005 American crime-comedy film starring R&B/pop singer Usher. It was released in the United States on November 23, 2005, the film being targeted at the traditionally large ...more

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Sahara Penélope Cruz, Matthew McConaughey, William H. Macy Sahara, an American/Spanish 2005 action–comedy adventure film directed by Breck Eisner, is based on the best-selling book of the same name by Clive Cussler. It stars Matthew McConaughey, Steve ...more

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Æon Flux Charlize Theron, Frances McDormand, Jonny Lee Miller Æon Flux is a 2005 American science fiction spy action film directed by Karyn Kusama. The film is a loose adaptation of the animated science fiction television series of the same name, ...more

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Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous Sandra Bullock, Dolly Parton, William Shatner Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous is a 2005 comedy film directed by John Pasquin, starring Sandra Bullock. It is a sequel to the 2000 film Miss Congeniality. Bullock, who also produced the ...more

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Elektra Jennifer Garner, Jason Isaacs, Terence Stamp Elektra is a 2005 Canadian-American superhero film directed by Rob Bowman. It is a spin-off from the 2003 film Daredevil, starring the Marvel Comics character Elektra Natchios. The story follows ...more

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The Dukes of Hazzard Jessica Simpson, Willie Nelson, Burt Reynolds The Dukes of Hazzard is a 2005 American action comedy film based on the American television series of the same name. The film was directed by Jay Chandrasekhar and released on August 5, 2005 by ...more

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Man-Thing Rachael Taylor, Alex O'Loughlin, Imogen Bailey Man-Thing is a 2005 American superhero horror film, directed by Brett Leonard and featuring the Marvel Comics creature created by Stan Lee, Roy Thomas, and Gerry Conway. The plot is based ...more