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The Best Thriller Movies of 2005

Updated September 23, 2019 700 votes 37 voters 2.9k 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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  • Kiss Kiss Bang Bang1
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    Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

    Robert Downey Jr., Val Kilmer

    Released2005

    Directed byShane Black

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  • The Amityville Horror2
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    The Amityville Horror

    Chloë Grace Moretz, Ryan Reynolds

    Released2005

    Directed byAndrew Douglas

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  • Munich3
    20
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    Munich

    Daniel Craig, Eric Bana

    Released2005

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

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

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  • A History of Violence4
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    A History of Violence

    Viggo Mortensen, Maria Bello

    Released2005

    Directed byDavid Cronenberg

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

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  • Sin City5
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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 on Wikipedia

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  • The Constant Gardener6
    15
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    The Constant Gardener

    Rachel Weisz, Ralph Fiennes

    Released2005

    Directed byFernando Meirelles

    The Constant Gardener is a 2005 drama thriller film directed by Fernando Meirelles. The... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire7
    13
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    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

    Emma Watson, Robert Pattinson

    Released2005

    Directed byMike Newell

    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is a 2005 fantasy film directed by Mike Newell and... more on Wikipedia
  • Transporter 28
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    Transporter 2

    Jason Statham, AnnaLynne McCord

    Released2005

    Directed byLouis Leterrier

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  • Cry Wolf9
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    Cry Wolf

    Jon Bon Jovi, Jared Padalecki

    Released2005

    Directed byJeff Wadlow

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  • Boogeyman10
    12
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    Boogeyman

    Emily Deschanel, Lucy Lawless

    Released2005

    Directed byStephen T. Kay

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  • Match Point11
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    Match Point

    Scarlett Johansson, Jonathan Rhys Meyers

    Released2005

    Directed byWoody Allen

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  • The Devil's Rejects12
    11
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    The Devil's Rejects

    Diamond Dallas Page, Danny Trejo

    Released2005

    Directed byRob Zombie

    The Devil's Rejects is a 2005 American horror film written and directed by Rob Zombie, and the... more on Wikipedia

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  • War of the Worlds13
    13
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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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  • V for Vendetta14
    15
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    V for Vendetta

    Natalie Portman, John Hurt

    Released2006

    Directed byJames McTeigue

    V for Vendetta is a 2006 American political thriller film directed by James McTeigue and... more on Wikipedia
  • Land of the Dead15
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    Land of the Dead

    Dennis Hopper, Simon Pegg

    Released2005

    Directed byGeorge A. Romero

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  • Four Brothers16
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    Four Brothers

    Sofía Vergara, Mark Wahlberg

    Released2005

    Directed byJohn Singleton

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  • The Skeleton Key17
    5
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    The Skeleton Key

    Kate Hudson, John Hurt

    Released2005

    Directed byIain Softley

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  • Serenity18
    4
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    Serenity

    Summer Glau, Morena Baccarin

    Released2005

    Directed byJoss Whedon

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  • Mr. & Mrs. Smith19
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    Mr. & Mrs. Smith

    Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt

    Released2005

    Directed byDoug Liman

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  • The Fog20
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    The Fog

    Maggie Grace, Selma Blair

    Released2005

    Directed byRupert Wainwright

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  • Syriana21
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    Syriana

    George Clooney, Matt Damon

    Released2005

    Directed byStephen Gaghan

    Syriana is a 2005 geopolitical thriller film written and directed by Stephen Gaghan, and... more on Wikipedia

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  • The Interpreter22
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    The Interpreter

    Nicole Kidman, Sean Penn

    Released2005

    Directed bySydney Pollack

    The Interpreter is a 2005 political thriller film starring Nicole Kidman, Sean Penn, and... more on Wikipedia
  • The Island23
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    The Island

    Scarlett Johansson, Ewan McGregor

    Released2005

    Directed byMichael Bay

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  • Assault on Precinct 1324
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    Assault on Precinct 13

    Maria Bello, Ethan Hawke

    Released2005

    Directed byJean-François Richet

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  • Elektra25
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    Elektra

    Jennifer Garner, Jason Isaacs

    Released2005

    Directed byRob Bowman

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