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The Best Thriller Movies of 2005

Updated September 23, 2019 700 votes 37 voters 2.8k views50 items

List of the best 2005 thriller movies, ranked by how many upvotes they've received by other fans of the genre. These thrillers take you on a ride full of action, suspense, and anticipation of what's going to happen next. These are all the thriller 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.

Examples include King Kong and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. This isn't necessarily a list of all thriller movies from 2005, but it does contain all the ones worth watching.
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  • Domino26
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    Domino

    Keira Knightley, Lucy Liu

    Released2005

    Directed byTony Scott

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  • Caché27
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    Caché

    Juliette Binoche, Annie Girardot

    Released2005

    Directed byMichael Haneke

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  • Derailed28
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    Derailed

    Jennifer Aniston, Clive Owen

    Released2005

    Directed byMikael Håfström

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  • The Jacket29
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    The Jacket

    Keira Knightley, Daniel Craig

    Released2005

    Directed byJohn Maybury

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  • Flightplan30
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    Flightplan

    Jodie Foster, Matt Bomer

    Released2005

    Directed byRobert Schwentke

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  • The Descent31
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    The Descent

    Shauna Macdonald, Natalie Mendoza

    Released2005

    Directed byNeil Marshall

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  • Stay32
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    Stay

    Ewan McGregor, Naomi Watts

    Released2005

    Directed byMarc Forster

    Stay is a 2005 American psychological thriller film directed by Marc Forster. A psychiatrist... more on Wikipedia

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  • Doom34
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    Doom

    Dwayne Johnson, Rosamund Pike

    Released2005

    Directed byAndrzej Bartkowiak

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  • Alone in the Dark35
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    Alone in the Dark

    Tara Reid, Christian Slater

    Released2005

    Directed byUwe Boll

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  • The Exorcism of Emily Rose36
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    The Exorcism of Emily Rose

    Laura Linney, Jennifer Carpenter

    Released2005

    Directed byScott Derrickson

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  • The Brothers Grimm37
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    The Brothers Grimm

    Monica Bellucci, Matt Damon

    Released2005

    Directed byTerry Gilliam

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  • Hard Candy38
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    Hard Candy

    Ellen Page, Sandra Oh

    Released2005

    Directed byDavid Slade

    Hard Candy is a 2005 vigilante thriller film focusing on the a 14-year-old female vigilante.... more on Wikipedia

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  • The Cave39
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    The Cave

    Lena Headey, Piper Perabo

    Released2005

    Directed byBruce Hunt

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  • The Ring Two40
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    The Ring Two

    Naomi Watts, Emily VanCamp

    Released2005

    Directed byHideo Nakata

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  • Hide and Seek41
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    Hide and Seek

    Robert De Niro, Dakota Fanning

    Released2005

    Directed byJohn Polson

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  • Unleashed42
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    Unleashed

    Morgan Freeman, Bob Hoskins

    Released2005

    Directed byLouis Leterrier

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  • King Kong43
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    King Kong

    Naomi Watts, Jack Black

    Released2005

    Directed byPeter Jackson

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  • Æon Flux44
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    Æon Flux

    Charlize Theron, Frances McDormand

    Released2005

    Directed byKaryn Kusama

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  • Lord of War45
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    Lord of War

    Nicolas Cage, Jared Leto

    Released2005

    Directed byAndrew Niccol

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  • Hostel46
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    Hostel

    Eli Roth, Ashley Robbins

    Released2005

    Directed byEli Roth

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  • Saw II47
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    Saw II

    Emmanuelle Vaugier, Shawnee Smith

    Released2005

    Directed byDarren Lynn Bousman

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  • Revolver48
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    Revolver

    Jason Statham, Mark Strong

    Released2005

    Directed byGuy Ritchie

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  • Hostage49
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    Hostage

    Bruce Willis, Rumer Willis

    Released2005

    Directed byFlorent Emilio Siri

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  • House of Wax50
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    House of Wax

    Paris Hilton, Elisha Cuthbert

    Released2005

    Directed byJaume Collet-Serra

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