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Added by Stehako on 13 May 2009 12:24
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Best Films of 2005

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People who added this item 77 Average listal rating (48 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.7
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 767 Average listal rating (485 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 512 Average listal rating (328 ratings) 6 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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People who added this item 14 Average listal rating (6 ratings) 6.7 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 (21 ratings) 5.6 IMDB Rating 5.5
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 1541 Average listal rating (932 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 1858 Average listal rating (1162 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 3756 Average listal rating (2534 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 5.7
"Forgettable Four" would be a more accurate title.
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People who added this item 761 Average listal rating (475 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 316 Average listal rating (202 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 2060 Average listal rating (1314 ratings) 5.8 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 1630 Average listal rating (1073 ratings) 5.4 IMDB Rating 5.5
ร†on 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 2813 Average listal rating (1735 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 17 Average listal rating (10 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.3
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 155 Average listal rating (106 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.3


This is a sweet little film for kids and dog lovers. I enjoyed it enough and my son enjoyed it a lot more. Plus, Dave Matthews is one of the lead characters! But they don't let him sing enough.

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People who added this item 64 Average listal rating (36 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 6.9
Lila Says (2005)
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People who added this item 298 Average listal rating (143 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.6
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 8 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 652 Average listal rating (346 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.7
Proof (2005)
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People who added this item 277 Average listal rating (159 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.4
Paradise Now (2005)
Deceiving title.
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People who added this item 810 Average listal rating (563 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 955 Average listal rating (659 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.8
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People who added this item 1685 Average listal rating (991 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.4
Elizabethtown (2005)
A movie with so much potential falls terribly flat because of the miscasting of Orlando Bloom in the lead. I've got little against Bloom, this role was simply not meant for him. I kept thinking this role was meant for Tom Cruise... but then it would have been too similar too Jerry Maguire... actually maybe this movie is too similar to Jerry Maguire.

I liked the story and some of the characters, and think Susan Surandon nailed her somewhat thankless role.
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People who added this item 82 Average listal rating (40 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8
Why We Fight (2005)
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People who added this item 195 Average listal rating (121 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7
Dame Dench at her best.
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People who added this item 611 Average listal rating (321 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 5527 Average listal rating (3682 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.3
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 (560 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.4
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 12 Average listal rating (7 ratings) 6.3 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 497 Average listal rating (234 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.3
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 4349 Average listal rating (2774 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 441 Average listal rating (259 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.7
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 3004 Average listal rating (1823 ratings) 7.6 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 1923 Average listal rating (1252 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.8
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 751 Average listal rating (460 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.3
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People who added this item 2409 Average listal rating (1607 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 745 Average listal rating (406 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.9
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 1599 Average listal rating (1019 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 959 Average listal rating (587 ratings) 6.5 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 236 Average listal rating (145 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 5827 Average listal rating (4045 ratings) 6.4 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 342 Average listal rating (235 ratings) 5.6 IMDB Rating 6.3
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 1145 Average listal rating (679 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.9
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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Anyone in business school or documentary film-making school needs to see this.
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This list was created by and in the opinion of Stephen H Koontz
Created January 2006
Updated August 2018
Films Seen: 116


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

Just Friends
Kicking and Screaming
Grodmin
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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