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Best Films of 2005

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Grodmin (2005)
A faux documentary about the making of a crappy movie... interesting concept from an inventive filmmaker, Jim Horwitz.
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People who added this item 74 Average listal rating (44 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.8
Warning: A doc on the 70s porn film. Not about the Watergate Scandal. I learned a few things.
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People who added this item 738 Average listal rating (450 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.3
Coach Carter (2005)
I would be scared as hell to have Jackson as my basketball coach.
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People who added this item 3161 Average listal rating (2087 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.9
The Island (2005)


About one tenth as interesting as the island on "Lost"
Bay's films are shot well but he seems to make decent actors look completely lost.

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People who added this item 502 Average listal rating (312 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.8
Waiting... (2005)
...Not as funny as Silverman, and too many gross jokes/things that didn't add any humor to the film.
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Funnier than Waiting...
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Don't watch this movie if you're driving alone for thousands of miles... you will fall asleep.
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People who added this item 1072 Average listal rating (642 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 6.2
Just Friends (2005)
Jusk Ok. Reynolds has good comedic timing but it's tough with only par writing.
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People who added this item 299 Average listal rating (193 ratings) 4.9 IMDB Rating 5.6
Without Ditka and the coffee house scenes, this movie wouldn't be in the top 75, oh wait it still isn't
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People who added this item 13 Average listal rating (5 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.3
The Outsider (2005)
A documentary about a supposed outsider who seems to have tons of connections to real players of the industry. The thing that makes him an outsider is that, perhaps, he has little talent. Somehow these people who have talent admire him yet.
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People who added this item 28 Average listal rating (22 ratings) 5.4 IMDB Rating 5.5
Blackball (2003)
I don't know what Cromwell is doing in such a low brow film; but it actually wasn't as bad as I thought it would be.
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People who added this item 1502 Average listal rating (888 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 5.9


They kind of missed "the mark" on this one; but at least I watched the whole thing...

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People who added this item 1841 Average listal rating (1121 ratings) 4.5 IMDB Rating 4.8
Bewitched (2005)
Not as horrible as everyone is making it out to be. Kidman is sexy and Ferrell is always funny. However the writing/story was shit.
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People who added this item 3648 Average listal rating (2383 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 5.7
"Forgettable Four" would be a more accurate title.
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People who added this item 757 Average listal rating (458 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.6
Derailed (2005)
Without Owens accent and Aniston's looks this film would have completely derailed. Gosh, I'm clever.
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People who added this item 313 Average listal rating (201 ratings) 5.4 IMDB Rating 5.8
The Ringer (2005)
This movie would have been great with the right actor. I appreciate the risk with picking Knoxville, since he's wild and a new guy on the scene, but he failed.
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People who added this item 1960 Average listal rating (1196 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.3
Robots (2005)
Oh man. I don't know what happened here. Clearly they didn't spend much time on writing and thought the cool animation and Robin Williams' improv would make up for it.
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People who added this item 1604 Average listal rating (1051 ratings) 5.4 IMDB Rating 5.5
Aeon Flux (2005)


Charlize makes this comic come to life as sexy as anyone would want it. I'm not really sure why it got panned. I watched the 90s animated show and, besides the color palate this movie holds pretty true to it.
It's visual eye candy with less substance.

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People who added this item 2788 Average listal rating (1684 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 5.9
This is probably the biggest disappointment when it comes to Terry Gilliam films, but it's really not that bad when I think about the genre and big budget fantasies. The four leads are all solid, the imagery is beautiful, but it's also just kind of tiring an hour in and seems to just go on for no real important reason.
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People who added this item 15 Average listal rating (8 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.5
Madison (2001)
This movie wants terribly to be a Disney Family sports film. It's a nice a story but the only thing that is at all unique about this film is that it's about boat racing, not sure how many other films there are about the sport.
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People who added this item 304 Average listal rating (135 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.7
A strange choice for Day-Lewis, meaning it wasn't a very good one. The dialogue was forced and the story didn't need to be told. I guess it's a ballad because music was played at each interesting moment; but it wasn't a true ballad of human life. In the end, Day-Lewis still delivers, bringing it slightly above average.
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People who added this item 7 Average listal rating (4 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.8
An intriguing documentary on triumph, faith and forgiveness. It's an important subject but unfortunately the documentarians don't really do anything interesting with the material.
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People who added this item 658 Average listal rating (348 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.8
Proof (2005)
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People who added this item 273 Average listal rating (158 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.5
Paradise Now (2005)
Deceiving title.
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People who added this item 793 Average listal rating (542 ratings) 5.4 IMDB Rating 6
Sahara (2005)
This one wanted to be epic, but instead it was just a pic.

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People who added this item 84 Average listal rating (39 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8.1
Why We Fight (2005)
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People who added this item 195 Average listal rating (121 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.1
Dame Dench at her best.
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People who added this item 603 Average listal rating (315 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.3
North Country (2005)


Charlize, the beauty, playing another non-beauty (After playing Aileen in 'Monster').

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People who added this item 5382 Average listal rating (3385 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.4
Corpse Bride (2005)
I thought this would be much like 'A Nightmare Before Christmas', but it wasn't. The animation is cleaner and the effects are more impressive but I couldn't get into the characters and story as much.
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A stirring documentary about a world unknown and rarely thought of by Western citizens. It's a nice reminder of what we have and what some great humans will do to provide a sense of purpose for others.
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People who added this item 1084 Average listal rating (549 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.5
Only some of the scenes seem illuminated. Witty humor and strange characters make the movie enjoyable.
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People who added this item 11 Average listal rating (5 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.5
I love Hollywood history, especially when it's a story I haven't heard before. This documentary is about a very influential man behind the scenes since Hollywood's early days. Unfortunately it lacks any real drama and the interview arrangements were boring and seemed amateur many times.
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People who added this item 490 Average listal rating (226 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.4
Manderlay (2005)


Mandatory viewing for Von Trier fans.
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Clearly one-sided... but if you don't like Wal-Mart this doc will make you hate it.
More importantly, if you like Wal-Mart then please watch this so you stop shopping there.
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People who added this item 4290 Average listal rating (2616 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.7
Yeah, they're gay, we get it. Hathaway and Williams get topless in a gay film... maybe that's what saved it? Also pretty damn good cinematography.
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People who added this item 423 Average listal rating (234 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.8
EMILY BLUNT

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Definitely not the best movie ever played, but Shia Lebeouf is quite likable. This is Disney at its most basic.
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People who added this item 2942 Average listal rating (1698 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.8
A chick flick, maybe; but check out all the beautiful young women in this and you'll see why a guy can enjoy it too.
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People who added this item 1872 Average listal rating (1197 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.9
Serenity (2005)


This extension of the short-lived but much-loved series, "Firefly", is a worthy one, with a higher budget and tighter script.
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People who added this item 745 Average listal rating (450 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.3
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People who added this item 2369 Average listal rating (1560 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.6
Lord of War (2005)
This starts off with a great credit sequence but then Cage talks way too much. But in the end it was a good film that didn't seem to have as much purpose as those opening credits would suggest.
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People who added this item 733 Average listal rating (384 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7
Rent (2005)
Good music, bad acting, and no Stevie Wonder. One out of three ain't bad.
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People who added this item 1564 Average listal rating (981 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7
Jarhead (2005)


An oft-gimmicky but beautifully-filmed Desert Storm picture
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People who added this item 968 Average listal rating (572 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.6


A fun romance that improves my image of both Kutcher and Peet. I don't understand why more people didn't go see it.
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People who added this item 234 Average listal rating (142 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.3
Billy Bob and Cusack make an interesting team, the story was a little tough to get into. But a good add to the adult Christmas movie list!
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People who added this item 5753 Average listal rating (3803 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.5
Vince Vaughn makes this movie. Oh yeah, Pitt and Jolie are entertaining as well.
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People who added this item 344 Average listal rating (233 ratings) 5.6 IMDB Rating 6.2
A lot of potential in this, but it ran a little flat. Still the only good thing McConaughey has done this decade.
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People who added this item 1149 Average listal rating (667 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 7
Syriana (2005)


Some intense and memorable scenes in this persuasive political film that gives us all reason to fear the future...

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A movie I could have running in the background of my home every day.
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Not their best work, but as always, quite entertaining.
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This list was created by and in the opinion of Stephen H Koontz
Created January 2006
Updated January 2016
Films Seen: 112


The top ten is one of the most solid of the decade; but overall, not a very good year for films. I have only watched 109 so far...


Also-Seen:
Rated 5/10

Cache
Happy Endings
Rumor Has It...
Rated 4/10

The Producers
Just Like Heaven
Sky High
Last Days
Must Love Dogs
Racing Stripes
9 Songs
The Longest Yard
Rated 3/10
The Dukes of Hazard
The Pacifier
The Wedding Date
Rated 2/10:

American Pie: Band Camp






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Posted: 8 years, 3 months ago at May 14 4:01
I agree, this was not a great year, but good list with what was offered. Geisha should be higher, but not bad sir.
Posted: 7 years, 4 months ago at Apr 16 0:26
I agree with your description of Narnia. I really wanted to like it, but after seeing the epic trilogy that was Lord of the Rings, it was hard to see those kids as believable.
Posted: 7 years, 2 months ago at Jun 9 19:21
I agree with most of the things you have here. Especially the note on Star Wars and Harry Potter. Good list!

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