Temporal Top Ten – 2005


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Number of movies seen from this year – 121
Number of movies reviewed – 106 (including 10 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. Empire Falls
  28. Everything Is Illuminated
  29. The Family Stone
  30. Fantastic Four
  31. Fathers and Sons
  32. Fever Pitch  Encore Review
  33. Flight 175: As The World Watched
  34. Flight 93: The Flight That Fought Back
  35. Flightplan
  36. Game 6
  37. Good Night, and Good Luck.
  38. Great Raid, The
  39. Greatest Game Ever Played, The
  40. Grizzly Man
  41. Guess Who?
  42. Hard Candy
  43. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  44. Havoc
  45. A History of Violence
  46. Hitch
  47. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
  48. The Honeymooners
  49. Hostage
  50. Hustle & Flow
  51. The Interpreter
  52. Into the Blue
  53. The Island
  54. The Jacket
  55. Jane Doe: Now You See It, Now You Don’t
  56. Jarhead
  57. Joyeux Noel
  58. Junebug
  59. Just Friends
  60. Just Like Heaven
  61. King Kong
  62. Kingdom of Heaven
  63. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
  64. Lady Vengeance
  65. Lego Star Wars: Revenge of the Brick
  66. Lie with Me
  67. Lonesome Jim
  68. The Longest Yard
  69. Lord of War
  70. A Lot Like Love
  71. Loverboy
  72. Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon
  73. Mantle
  74. March of the Penguins
  75. McBride: The Chameleon Murder
  76. Me and You and Everyone We Know
  77. Monster-in-Law
  78. Mr. & Mrs. Smith
  79. Mrs. Henderson Presents
  80. Munich
  81. Must Love Dogs Encore Review
  82. The New World
  83. North Country
  84. Pride & Prejudice
  85. Prime
  86. Proof
  87. The Proposition
  88. The River King
  89. Robots
  90. Romance & Cigarettes
  91. Rumor Has It…
  92. Sahara
  93. School of Life
  94. Serenity
  95. Shopgirl
  96. Sin City
  97. Sky High
  98. The Squid and the Whale
  99. Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith Encore Review  Encore Review 2 Encore Review 3 Encore Review 4
  100. Syriana
  101. The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada
  102. Transamerica
  103. The Triangle
  104. The Tribe
  105. The Upside of Anger
  106. V for Vendetta
  107. Walk the Line  Encore Review
  108. War of the Worlds
  109. Warm Springs
  110. The Weather Man
  111. Wedding Crashers
  112. Wedding Date, The
  113. West Bank Story
  114. When Do We Eat?
  115. Where the Truth Lies
  116. Whoopi: Back to Broadway – The 20th Anniversary
  117. Why We Fight
  118. World’s Fastest Indian, The
  119. xXx: State of the Union
  120. Yours, Mine & Ours
  121. 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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