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Added by the giraffe on 8 Nov 2010 11:08
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Best movies of 2005

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U.S. release date: April 22, 2005


After a craptacular day at work that left me feeling mad at the entire world, I decided I needed to blow off some steam. Instead of going out & beating people about their heads & shoulders, I decided to go watch a pair of movies where the main characters did just that. My choices then, watched back-to-back in the theatre, were Unleashed and Kung Fu Hustle. The latter was by far the better of the two, but because they worked together to cheer me up each will forever hold a special place in my heart.
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Batman Begins (2005)
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People who added this item 573 Average listal rating (291 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 6.9
Mirrormask (2005)
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People who added this item 217 Average listal rating (97 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.3
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People who added this item 382 Average listal rating (214 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7
U.S. release date: Oct. 28, 2005


Three tales from three Asian directors: Fruit Chan's "Dumplings", Chan-wook Park's "Cut", and Takashi Miike's "Box". All disturbing in their own right, but "Cut" is by far my favorite of the 3 shorts & it reinforced my appreciation for Chan-wook Park's directing style after I'd watched Oldboy.
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People who added this item 4468 Average listal rating (2955 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 7.2
King Kong (2005)
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People who added this item 3921 Average listal rating (2589 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 7.1

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People who added this item 882 Average listal rating (596 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7
Unleashed (2005)
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People who added this item 6170 Average listal rating (4080 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8
Sin City (2005)
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People who added this item 1608 Average listal rating (1007 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.5
Sideways (2004)

Uh, I don't know, I don't know. Um, (Pinot)'s a hard grape to grow, as you know. Right? It's uh, it's thin-skinned, temperamental, ripens early. It's, you know, it's not a survivor like Cabernet, which can just grow anywhere and uh, thrive even when it's neglected. No, Pinot needs constant care and attention. You know? And in fact it can only grow in these really specific, little, tucked away corners of the world. And, and only the most patient and nurturing of growers can do it, really. Only somebody who really takes the time to understand Pinot's potential can then coax it into its fullest expression. Then, I mean, oh its flavors, they're just the most haunting and brilliant and thrilling and subtle and... ancient on the planet.
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Posted: 6 years, 9 months ago at Feb 7 2:47
I saw "F*ck" on the other list and instantly thought of "The Aristocrats". I laughed so hard but... seriously offensive.
Posted: 6 years, 9 months ago at Feb 7 12:21
Love the Sideways quote you used here. Reminds me how really great that movie was at times!
Posted: 6 years, 8 months ago at Mar 8 11:04
Honestly, even though I liked it, I didn't thought that "Kung Fu Hustle" was that great. Very good selection though...

if you're interested, please check my list : http://www.listal.com/list/top-10-best-movies-2005
Posted: 4 years ago at Nov 8 7:35
MirrorMask... I've never heard about this movie, but I checked and it sounds interesting, I have to watch it.

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