Temporal Top Ten – 2005


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