Temporal Top Ten – 2005


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

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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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