Temporal Top Ten – 2005


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Number of movies seen from this year – 125
Number of movies reviewed – 118 (including 13 Encore Reviews)


2005 was definitely a weak year for movies overall IMHO.

As you will see from my list, it is populated by very few movies nominated for the mainstream awards which usually is considered a stamp of excellence.

Only two of the 5 Best Picture nominees appears here and they come in at #3 and #6.

My #1 is the final chapter of one of my favorite franchises (which is thankfully being reignited this year) and truly was the culmination of nearly 30 years of tales.

Ironically my #2 is the beginning of a new franchise that reinvigorated the genre of superhero movies and has created the benchmark for that genre ever since.

My #3 is a great retelling of a true story about avenging a terrorist act and how violence can create a never ending loop of more violence.

#4 is one of my favorite rom-com which combines a love story with baseball.

#5 is a great biopic of two musicians who had troubled lives and needed each other to survive and endure.

#6 is another biopic that was nominated for BP that year and tells the tale of how the media can affect politics and vice versa even during the turbulent 1950’s.

#7 is one of Judd Apatow’s best comedies that shows his future potential in the genre.

#8 is my favorite of a beloved 8 part movie franchise.

#9 is a great biopic about FDR’s attempt to recuperate from polio.

And finally #10 is another great Cameron Crowe movie with an amazing soundtrack.

UPDATE 16 Feb 2016 – I have added a new film as my #8 pick, thus bumping all the rest down one notch, my previous #10 is now an honorable mention

UPDATE 4 Jun 2017 – I have added a new film as my #6 pick, thus bumping all the rest down one notch, my previous #10 is now an honorable mention #1

My Top Tenelizabethtown

Honorable Mention #2 – Elizabethtownwarm springs

Honorable Mention #1 – Warm Springsgoblet of fire

10. Harry Potter and The Goblet of Firegrizzly man

9. Grizzly Man40 yr old

8. The 40 Year Old Virgingood night

7. Good Night and Good Luck

6. Serenitywalk the line

5. Walk the Linefever pitch

4. Fever Pitchmunich

3. Munichbatman

2. Batman Beginssith

1. Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

Here’s a complete list of movies that I’ve seen from 2005

  1. The 40-Year-Old Virgin
  2. 49 Up
  3. Aeon Flux
  4. Aliens of the Deep
  5. Are We There Yet?
  6. Assault on Precinct 13
  7. Bad News Bears
  8. Batman Begins  Encore Review   Encore Review 2
  9. Batman Vs. Dracula, The
  10. Be Cool
  11. Brick
  12. Brokeback Mountain   Encore Review
  13. Broken Flowers
  14. Cache
  15. Capote
  16. Chaos
  17. Cheaper by the Dozen 2
  18. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
  19. Cinderella Man
  20. Coach Carter
  21. Colditz
  22. Constant Gardener, The
  23. Descent, The
  24. Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story
  25. Elektra
  26. Elizabethtown
  27. Ellie Parker
  28. Empire Falls
  29. Everything Is Illuminated
  30. Faith of My Fathers
  31. Family Stone, The
  32. Fantastic Four
  33. Fathers and Sons
  34. Fever Pitch  Encore Review
  35. Flight 175: As The World Watched
  36. Flight 93: The Flight That Fought Back
  37. Flightplan   Encore Review
  38. Game 6
  39. Good Night, and Good Luck.   Encore Review
  40. Great Raid, The
  41. Greatest Game Ever Played, The
  42. Grizzly Man
  43. Guess Who?
  44. Hard Candy
  45. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  46. Havoc
  47. A History of Violence
  48. Hitch
  49. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  50. The Honeymooners
  51. Hostage
  52. Hustle & Flow
  53. Ice Harvest, The
  54. The Interpreter
  55. Into the Blue
  56. The Island
  57. The Jacket
  58. Jane Doe: Now You See It, Now You Don’t
  59. Jarhead
  60. Joyeux Noel
  61. Junebug
  62. Just Friends
  63. Just Like Heaven
  64. King Kong
  65. Kingdom of Heaven
  66. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
  67. Lady Vengeance
  68. Lego Star Wars: Revenge of the Brick
  69. Lie with Me
  70. Lonesome Jim
  71. The Longest Yard
  72. Lord of War
  73. A Lot Like Love
  74. Loverboy
  75. Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon
  76. Mantle
  77. March of the Penguins
  78. McBride: The Chameleon Murder
  79. Me and You and Everyone We Know
  80. Memoirs of a Geisha
  81. Monster-in-Law
  82. Mr. & Mrs. Smith
  83. Mrs. Henderson Presents
  84. Munich
  85. Must Love Dogs Encore Review
  86. The New World
  87. North Country
  88. Pride & Prejudice
  89. Prime
  90. Proof
  91. The Proposition
  92. The River King
  93. Robots
  94. Romance & Cigarettes
  95. Rumor Has It…
  96. Sahara
  97. School of Life
  98. Serenity
  99. Shopgirl
  100. Sin City
  101. Sky High
  102. Sound of Thunder, A
  103. The Squid and the Whale
  104. Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith Encore Review  Encore Review 2 Encore Review 3 Encore Review 4 Encore Review 5
  105. Syriana
  106. The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada
  107. Transamerica
  108. Transporter 2
  109. The Triangle
  110. The Upside of Anger
  111. V for Vendetta
  112. Walk the Line  Encore Review
  113. War of the Worlds
  114. Warm Springs
  115. The Weather Man
  116. Wedding Crashers
  117. Wedding Date, The
  118. West Bank Story
  119. When Do We Eat?
  120. Where the Truth Lies
  121. Why We Fight
  122. World’s Fastest Indian, The
  123. xXx: State of the Union
  124. Yours, Mine & Ours
  125. Zathura: A Space Adventure


13 thoughts on “Temporal Top Ten – 2005

  1. Great idea to make a top 10 list for different years! I may have to copy you and make lists from other years, as well. 🙂 But how in the heck did V for Vendetta not make your top 10??? Actually, V for Vendetta was released in 2006; did you see a special screening in 2005?

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    • Only saw it once and I liked it but didn’t love it. Gotta rewatch it tho. Its on my shortlist. Tnx Gary. Feel free. I go according to the IMDB release date not when I saw it check out all if the years ive done so far (there are 30 I think)


      • Oh, actually if you look at V for Vendetta on the page it says it was released March, 2006; if you pull the movie up it reads made in 2005. I remember watching it opening night in the spring of 2006. I remember b/c I saw the midnight showing and then went back the next night to watch it again. One of my all time faves! 🙂

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        • Im gonna try and bump this up my list due to ur enthusiasm Gary. Again my classification always goes by the indb date which in this case is 2005. Tnx for stopping by and commenting!


          • Yeah, the only reason I am even discussing the date for V for Vendetta is b/c I think 2006 may very well be the best year of releases I have witnessed. V for Vendetta is one of those on that 2006 list. If you look at the front page for V for Vendetta it says the releases was 2006; but if you type it up on the search bar it reads 2005. But I count it as 2006 b/c that’s when it had its theatrical release. I guess IMDB goes by 2005 b/c that’s when it was shot. I only bring this up b/c that 2006 list I have is important and V for Vendetta and Hard Candy both are on that list and are in my top 5 favorite films of all-time. I think I need to make an entry in the near future of all the releases in 2006 and why it was such a great year. And honestly, I thought last year was really strong, as well. I had a hard time making a 2014 top 10 list.


            • I definitely agree that 2014 was a strong movie year. My two favorite years are 1994 and 1999 because they both had lots and lots of great movies.

              I actually found 2005 to be quite weak and 2006 wasn’t exceptional, but still a year with some great films.

              according to what I understand about how IMDB works, if a movie is released anywhere during a specific year, that is the release year. I doesn’t matter when the gala premier takes place.

              As far as V for Vendetta goes, it was shown at a film festival in Austin in Dec 2005 so they gave it a 2005 release date.

              I understand why it’s important to you to have it in ur 2006 list, but there is no rule that you MUST use the IMDB classification.

              I personally just prefer to use it out on convenience.

              As always I appreciate your support and thanks for stopping by!


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  3. Bold choice with Star Wars over Batman, Munich or Good Night and Good Luck. I do need to go back and rewatch the prequels though – especially before December. Great list as always.

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