2005’s films ranked — final

This ranking includes only new theatrical releases viewed during the awards year of 2005. Links go to my review. Numbers after each entry are Date First Viewed/NYC Release Date.


other yearly rankings:
2023 | 2022 | 2021 | 2020
2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010
2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2004 | 2003


A History of Violence (09.07/09.23)
Good Night, and Good Luck. (09.20/10.07)
Serenity (09.20/09.30)
Walk the Line (11.14/11.18)
Brokeback Mountain (11.28/12.09)
King Kong (12.05/12.14)
Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang (10.17/10.21)
Pride & Prejudice (11.07/11.11)
The New World (12.07/12.25)
Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (09.29/10.05)
Syriana (11.14/11.23)
Match Point (12.13/12.28)
Batman Begins (06.07/06.15)
The Squid and the Whale (12.18/10.05)
Lord of War (09.12/09.16)
Capote (11.02/09.30)
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (11.19/12.09)
Grizzly Man (12.26/08.12)
War of the Worlds (06.27/06.29)
March of the Penguins (06.09/06.24)
Casanova (11.08/12.25)
Mr. & Mrs. Smith (06.09/06.10)
Broken Flowers (07.27/08.05)
Jarhead (10.28/11.04)
Crash (05.02/05.06)
Kings & Queen (12.23/05.13)
The Constant Gardener (08.10/08.26)
Munich (12.15/12.23)
Madagascar (05.23/05.27)
Yes (06.13/06.24)
Everything Is Illuminated (09.13/09.16)
The Producers (11.29/12.16)
Me and You and Everyone We Know (07.06/06.17)
Off the Map (03.03/03.11)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (11.14/11.18)
Chicken Little (10.29/11.04)
Cinderella Man (05.31/06.03)
Where the Truth Lies (09.19/10.14)
In My Country (02.28/03.11)
The Matador (11.02/12.30)
Stay (10.17/10.21)
Thumbsucker (09.12/09.16)
Darwin’s Nightmare (02.09.06/08.05)
The Family Stone (11.30/12.16)
Lila Says (Lila Dit Ca) (11.16/06.24)
An Unfinished Life (09.06/09.09)
The Great Raid (08.02/08.12)
In Her Shoes (09.29/10.07)
Breakfast on Pluto (12.08/11.16)
Junebug (02.14.06/08.05)
The Weather Man (10.25/10.28)
Roll Bounce (09.14/09.23)
Dear Wendy (09.20/09.23)
Happy Endings (06.29/07.15)
Sin City (03.29/04.01)
The Brothers Grimm (08.09/08.26)
Mirrormask (08.03/09.30)
Unleashed (05.11/05.13)
The White Countess (12.08/12.21)
Hustle & Flow (02.14.06/07.22)
The Ice Harvest (11.16/11.23)
King of the Corner (11.15/08.19)
The World’s Fastest Indian (12.03/12.09)
Domino (10.05/10.14)
The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill (12.27/02.11)
Mrs. Henderson Presents (12.05/12.09)
Nine Lives (11.17/10.14)
The Upside of Anger (03.08/03.11)
Elizabethtown (10.11/10.14)
Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (05.05/05.19)
Kontroll (03.24/04.01)
Layer Cake (04.13/05.13)
George A. Romero’s Land of the Dead (06.21/06.24)
Red Eye (08.17/08.19)
Dark Water (06.26/07.08)
Shopgirl (10.13/10.21)
Sky High (07.25/07.29)
The Aristocrats (08.15/07.29)
The Reception (07.15/07.15)
Constantine (02.14/02.18)
Millions (02.24/03.11)
Derailed (10.27/11.11)
Lords of Dogtown (05.31/06.03)
The Exorcism of Emily Rose (09.06.09.09)
Rize (06.14/06.24)
Bride & Prejudice (01.18/02.11)
Sahara (04.05/04.08)
Dust to Glory (03.01/04.01)
Nobody Knows (01.19/02.04)
Wolf Creek (12.06/12.25)
Ladies in Lavender (04.06/04.26)
Mondovino (08.23/03.23)
Winter Solstice (03.29/04.01)
Dear Frankie (08.24.04/03.04)
Downfall (02.01/02.18)
Melinda and Melinda (03.15/03.18)
The Ballad of Jack and Rose (03.21/03.25)
It’s All Gone Pete Tong (04.15/04.15)
High Tension (05.25.06.10)
Last Days (07.18/07.22)
Save the Green Planet (04.20/04.20)
Deep Blue (05.31/06.03)
Proof (12.26/09.16)
House of D (04.06/04.15)
Kung Fu Hustle (04.04/04.08)
Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (04.18/04.22)
The Greatest Game Ever Played (09.26/09.30)
The Skeleton Key (08.04/08.12)
Because of Winn-Dixie (02.13/02.18)
Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior (01.31/02.11)
Inside Deep Throat (02.02/02.11)
North Country (10.18/10.21)
Fear X (01.05/01.28)
Kingdom of Heaven (05.03/05.06)
Gunner Palace (02.15/03.04)
Aliens of the Deep (01.25/01.28)
Travellers & Magicians (02.01/01.28)
The Libertine (12.12/11.25)
The Devil’s Rejects (06.29/07.22)
Emmanuel’s Gift (12.22/11.21)
Transamerica (11.21/12.02)
Oliver Twist (09.21/09.23)
Mail Order Wife (02.15/03.11)
Undead (06.06/07.01)
Secuestro Express (06.29/08.05)
Les Choristes (01.06/01.14)
The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio (09.19/09.28)
3-Iron (02.10/04.29)
Wedding Crashers (07.07/07.15)
Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride (09.13/09.16)
Valiant (08.16/08.19)
Murderball (07.21/07.08)
Howl’s Moving Castle (06.02/06.10)
Rory O’Shea Was Here (02.01/02.04)
Coach Carter (01.11/01.14)
Hitler’s Hit Parade (12.13.04/01.05)
She’s One of Us (01.05/01.21)
The Legend of Zorro (10.28/10.28)
Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story (10.16/10.21)
Double Dare (05.06/05.06)
El Crimen Perfecto (09.29/08.19)
Prime (10.26/10.28)
Two for the Money (10.04/10.07)
The Deal (06.08/06.17)
Bigger Than the Sky (02.16/02.18)
The Chumscrubber (08.03/08.26)
Must Love Dogs (07.21/07.29)
Stealth (07.25/07.29)
Be Cool (02.28/03.04)
Heights (07.15/06.17)
Herbie: Fully Loaded (06.20/06.22)
Flightplan (09.21/09.23)
The Island (07.18/07.22)
Fantastic Four (07.05/07.08)
Get Rich or Die Tryin’ (11.07/11.11)
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (07.11/07.15)
The Interpreter (04.14/04.22)
Jiminy Glick in La La Wood (04.28/05.06)

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Beauty Shop (03.21/03.30)
The Ring Two (03.14/03.18)
A Lot Like Love (04.18/04.22)
Ice Princess (03.14/03.18)
Nowhere Man (03.07/03.25)
The Jacket (02.16/03.04)
Racing Stripes (01.06/01.14)
Steamboy (03.01/03.18)
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (05.24/06.01)
Robots (03.05/03.11)
The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D (05.23/06.10)
Elektra (01.14/01.14)
Assault on Precinct 13 (01.13/01.19)
Hostage (01.19/03.11)
Memoirs of a Geisha (12.01/12.09)
Doom (10.18/10.21)
Just Like Heaven (09.08/09.16)
The 40 Year-Old Virgin (08.15/08.19)
Fun with Dick & Jane (12.14/12.21)
Look at Me (05.06/04.01)
Underclassman (08.01/09.02)
XXX: State of the Union (04.26/04.29)
Transporter 2 (08.29/09.02)
Margaret Cho: Assassin (09.29/09.02)
Fever Pitch (04.04/04.08)
First Descent (11.28/12.02)
The Cave (08.24/08.26)
Supercross: The Movie (08.15/08.17)
The Dukes of Hazzard (07.28/08.05)
The Amityville Horror (04.14/04.15)
Hide and Seek (01.26/01.28)
Into the Blue (09.28/09.30)
Aeon Flux (12.03/12.02)
White Noise (01.04/01.07)
Hitch (02.07/02.11)
Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous (03.21/03.24)
The Wedding Date (01.31/02.04)
Alone in the Dark (01.26/01.28)
Mindhunters (05.02/05.13)
Kicking & Screaming (05.07/05.13)
The Honeymooners (06.07/06.10)
Are We There Yet? (01.15/01.21)
Man of the House (02.25/02.25)
The Pacifier (03.02/03.04)
Monster-in-Law (05.04/05.13)
Son of the Mask (02.12/02.18)
Don’t Move (03.07/03.11)
Fascination (01.28/01.28)
House of Wax (05.02/05.06)
Bewitched (06.16/06.24)
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (04.15/04.29)
The Man (09.06/09.09)
Cheaper by the Dozen 2 (12.19/12.21)
The Longest Yard (05.24/05.27)
Saw II (10.24/10.28)
A Sound of Thunder (08.31/09.02)
Diary of a Mad Black Woman (02.10/02.25)

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