Films of 2005

by jacob_wollner | created - 11 months ago | updated - 6 days ago | Public

This is a list films from 2005 including popular, festival favorites, and award season nominations. Let me know if any should be added.

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1. Satellite (II) (2005)

TV-14 | 100 min | Drama

SATELLITE is a romantic fable about a young couple who give up everything they have in order to find something better.

Director: Jeff Winner | Stars: Karl Geary, Stephanie Szostak, Larry Fessenden, Neil Jain

Votes: 52

2. Buy It Now (2005)

58 min | Drama

The film follows 16 year old Chelsea Magan who has just sold her virginity on eBay to the highest bidder.

Director: Antonio Campos | Stars: Chelsea Logan, Rosemarie DeWitt, Christopher McCann, Tiffany Yaraghi

Votes: 142

3. Must Love Dogs (2005)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Romance

46 Metascore

A forty-something preschool teacher looks to the personals for a change of pace and a relationship, with hilarious results.

Director: Gary David Goldberg | Stars: Diane Lane, John Cusack, Elizabeth Perkins, Christopher Plummer

Votes: 29,724 | Gross: $43.89M

4. The Ice Harvest (2005)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

62 Metascore

A shady lawyer attempts a Christmas Eve crime, hoping to swindle the local mob out of some money. But his partner, a strip club owner, might have different plans for the cash.

Director: Harold Ramis | Stars: John Cusack, Billy Bob Thornton, Connie Nielsen, Lara Phillips

Votes: 22,727 | Gross: $8.82M

5. The Girl from Monday (2005)

R | 84 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

45 Metascore

A comic drama about a time in the near future when citizens are happy to be property traded on the stock exchange.

Director: Hal Hartley | Stars: Bill Sage, Sabrina Lloyd, Tatiana Abracos, Leo Fitzpatrick

Votes: 949

6. The Brothers Grimm (2005)

PG-13 | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

51 Metascore

Will and Jake Grimm are traveling con-artists who encounter a genuine fairy-tale curse which requires true courage instead of their usual bogus exorcisms.

Director: Terry Gilliam | Stars: Matt Damon, Heath Ledger, Monica Bellucci, Petr Ratimec

Votes: 112,994 | Gross: $37.92M

7. Three Times (2005)

Not Rated | 120 min | Drama, Romance

80 Metascore

Three stories set in three times, 1911, 1966 and 2005. Two actors play the two main characters in each story.

Director: Hsiao-Hsien Hou | Stars: Qi Shu, Chen Chang, Fang Mei, Shu-Chen Liao

Votes: 5,169 | Gross: $0.15M

8. Horloge biologique (2005)

100 min | Comedy

For three men in their early thirties, the time has come to make a choice: Are they ready to have babies or not ? Sébastien has one; Paul soon have one; Fred has none and doesn't want any. ... See full summary »

Director: Ricardo Trogi | Stars: Patrice Robitaille, Pierre-François Legendre, Jean-Phillipe Pearson, Catherine Proulx-Lemay

Votes: 1,140

9. Southern Belles (2005)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

Bell and Belle want to break out of their trailer park lives and get up and out to the "Big City" of Atlanta. Just when they think they are on their way to getting a nest egg Bell falls for a handsome police officer named Rhett Butler.

Directors: Paul S. Myers, Brennan Shroff | Stars: Anna Faris, Laura Breckenridge, Justin Chambers, Frederick Weller

Votes: 857

10. The Work and the Glory II: American Zion (2005)

PG-13 | 100 min | Drama, Western

In November of 1833, the state of Missouri turned a blind eye as hundreds of its peaceful inhabitants were hunted down and driven from their homes in the dead of night. Against this ... See full summary »

Director: Sterling Van Wagenen | Stars: Sam Hennings, Brenda Strong, Eric Johnson, Alexander Carroll

Votes: 660 | Gross: $2.03M

11. Roll Bounce (2005)

PG-13 | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

59 Metascore

In the summer of 1978, a teenager and his group of friends face new challenges when their neighborhood roller-skating rink closes, forcing them to visit a different rink.

Director: Malcolm D. Lee | Stars: Shad Moss, Nick Cannon, Meagan Good, Chi McBride

Votes: 6,419 | Gross: $17.38M

12. Rx (2005)

R | 89 min | Thriller, Crime, Romance

What is meant to be a weekend party across the border soon becomes a heartbreaking journey that tests the boundaries of companionship, romantic love and personal ethics.

Director: Ariel Vromen | Stars: Eric Balfour, Colin Hanks, Lauren German, Danny Pino

Votes: 849

13. Land of the Dead (2005)

R | 93 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

71 Metascore

The living dead have taken over the world, and the last humans live in a walled city to protect themselves as they come to grips with the situation.

Director: George A. Romero | Stars: John Leguizamo, Asia Argento, Simon Baker, Dennis Hopper

Votes: 88,935 | Gross: $20.70M

14. Because of Winn-Dixie (2005)

PG | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

54 Metascore

A mischievous dog befriends a lonely young girl in a new town and helps her make new friends.

Director: Wayne Wang | Stars: AnnaSophia Robb, Jeff Daniels, Eva Marie Saint, Cicely Tyson

Votes: 9,993 | Gross: $32.65M

15. Herbie Fully Loaded (2005)

G | 101 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

47 Metascore

Maggie Peyton, the new owner of Herbie, Number 53, the free-wheelin' Volkswagen bug with a mind of its own, puts the car through its paces on the road to becoming a NASCAR competitor.

Director: Angela Robinson | Stars: Lindsay Lohan, Michael Keaton, Cheryl Hines, Breckin Meyer

Votes: 43,382 | Gross: $66.02M

16. Shopgirl (2005)

R | 106 min | Drama, Romance

62 Metascore

A film adaptation of Steve Martin's novel about a complex love triangle between a bored salesgirl, a wealthy businessman and an aimless young man.

Director: Anand Tucker | Stars: Steve Martin, Claire Danes, Jason Schwartzman, Bridgette Wilson-Sampras

Votes: 22,898 | Gross: $10.28M

17. A Little Trip to Heaven (2005)

R | 98 min | Drama, Thriller

A husband and wife tangle with an investigator over her dead brother's million-dollar insurance policy.

Director: Baltasar Kormákur | Stars: Kharl Anton Leigh, Peter Coyote, Forest Whitaker, Juan Carlos Pardo Pardo

Votes: 4,555

18. Mrs. Harris (2005 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 94 min | Drama

Based on the sensational 1980s media event, famed cardiologist Herman Tarnower meets a particularly brutal end at the hands of his jilted lover, Jean Harris.

Director: Phyllis Nagy | Stars: Annette Bening, Ben Kingsley, Cloris Leachman, Lawrence O'Donnell

Votes: 1,377

19. The Amityville Horror (2005)

R | 90 min | Horror

33 Metascore

Newlyweds are terrorized by demonic forces after moving into a large house that was the site of a grisly mass murder a year before.

Director: Andrew Douglas | Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Melissa George, Jimmy Bennett, Jesse James

Votes: 101,735 | Gross: $65.23M

20. The Producers (2005)

PG-13 | 134 min | Comedy, Musical

52 Metascore

After putting together another Broadway flop, down-on-his-luck Producer Max Bialystock teams up with timid accountant Leo Bloom in a get-rich-quick scheme to put on the world's worst show.

Director: Susan Stroman | Stars: Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick, Uma Thurman, Will Ferrell

Votes: 39,404 | Gross: $19.38M

21. Doom (2005)

R | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

34 Metascore

Space Marines are sent to investigate strange events at a research facility on Mars but find themselves at the mercy of genetically enhanced killing machines.

Director: Andrzej Bartkowiak | Stars: Karl Urban, Rosamund Pike, Dwayne Johnson, Deobia Oparei

Votes: 102,578 | Gross: $28.21M

22. The Wedding Date (2005)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

32 Metascore

Single-girl anxiety causes Kat Ellis to hire a male escort to pose as her boyfriend at her sister's wedding. Her plan, an attempt to dupe her ex-fiancé, who dumped her a couple years prior, proves to be her undoing.

Director: Clare Kilner | Stars: Dermot Mulroney, Debra Messing, Jack Davenport, Amy Adams

Votes: 46,448 | Gross: $31.73M

23. Pit Fighter (2005)

R | 83 min | Action

Jack Severino has no memory, all he knows is the brutal sport of Pit Fighting. When his past catches him up, he realizes he is not who he thought he was. For some men must fight for redemption.

Director: Jesse V. Johnson | Stars: Dominiquie Vandenberg, Steven Bauer, Fernando Carrillo, Stephen Graham

Votes: 1,051

24. Dark Water (2005)

PG-13 | 105 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

52 Metascore

A mother and daughter, still wounded from a bitter custody dispute, hole up in a run-down apartment building. Adding further drama to their plight, they are targeted by the ghost of former resident.

Director: Walter Salles | Stars: Jennifer Connelly, Ariel Gade, John C. Reilly, Tim Roth

Votes: 58,261 | Gross: $25.47M

25. The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)

PG-13 | 119 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

46 Metascore

A lawyer takes on a negligent homicide case involving a priest who performed an exorcism on a young girl.

Director: Scott Derrickson | Stars: Laura Linney, Tom Wilkinson, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Campbell Scott

Votes: 114,132 | Gross: $75.07M

26. The Californians (2005)

PG | 87 min | Drama

Caught between Olive's righteousness and Gavin's affection, the idealistic and innocent Zoe must choose between a cause she's grown up supporting, or the affections of a man who stands for everything she believes is wrong.

Director: Jonathan Parker | Stars: Noah Wyle, Illeana Douglas, Kate Mara, Cloris Leachman

Votes: 345

27. The Big White (2005)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

31 Metascore

To remedy his financial problems, a travel agent has his eye on a frozen corpse, which just happens to be sought after by two hitmen.

Director: Mark Mylod | Stars: Robin Williams, Giovanni Ribisi, Holly Hunter, Tim Blake Nelson

Votes: 13,640

28. Reincarnation (2005)

R | 96 min | Horror, Mystery

A Japanese actress begins having strange visions and experiences after landing a role in a horror film about a real-life murder spree that took place over forty years ago.

Director: Takashi Shimizu | Stars: Yûka, Karina, Kippei Shîna, Tetta Sugimoto

Votes: 5,972

29. Forty Shades of Blue (2005)

R | 108 min | Drama, Music, Romance

74 Metascore

A Russian woman living in Memphis with a much older rock-'n'-roll legend experiences a personal awakening when her husband's estranged son comes to visit.

Director: Ira Sachs | Stars: Dina Korzun, Rip Torn, Darren E. Burrows, Andrew Lawrence Henderson

Votes: 1,395

30. The Dukes of Hazzard (2005)

PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy

33 Metascore

Cousins Bo, Luke, and Daisy Duke, and their uncle Jesse, egg on the authorities of Hazzard County, Boss Hogg and Sheriff Coltrane.

Director: Jay Chandrasekhar | Stars: Seann William Scott, Johnny Knoxville, Jessica Simpson, Alice Greczyn

Votes: 73,777 | Gross: $80.27M

31. Edmond (2005)

R | 82 min | Drama, Thriller

61 Metascore

A fortune-tellers teasing rumination sends Edmond Burke lurching into New York City's hellish underworld.

Director: Stuart Gordon | Stars: William H. Macy, Julia Stiles, Joe Mantegna, Frances Bay

Votes: 10,942 | Gross: $0.13M

32. The Magic of Ordinary Days (2005 TV Movie)

PG | 98 min | Drama

Pregnant out of wedlock, an educated young woman is pressured by her father into an arranged marriage with a lonely farmer in this drama set during WWII.

Director: Brent Shields | Stars: Keri Russell, Skeet Ulrich, Mare Winningham, Tania Gunadi

Votes: 4,040

33. Domino (2005)

R | 127 min | Action, Biography, Crime

36 Metascore

A recounting of Domino Harvey's life story. The daughter of actor Laurence Harvey turned away from her career as a Ford model to become a bounty hunter.

Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Keira Knightley, Mickey Rourke, Edgar Ramírez, Delroy Lindo

Votes: 63,333 | Gross: $10.17M

34. Love + Hate (2005)

86 min | Drama

Adam has grown up in a racial prejudiced community. Naseema belongs to a generation of Asian youth who have taken up violence. They want to break free of the small town inhibitions and ... See full summary »

Director: Dominic Savage | Stars: Tracy Brabin, Mohammed Rafique, Miriam Ali, Dean Andrews

Votes: 571

35. Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist (2005)

R | 117 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

55 Metascore

Years before Father Lankester Merrin helped save Regan MacNeil's soul, he first encounters the demon Pazuzu in East Africa. Merrin's initial battle with Pazuzu leads to the rediscovery of his faith.

Director: Paul Schrader | Stars: Stellan Skarsgård, Gabriel Mann, Clara Bellar, Billy Crawford

Votes: 10,021 | Gross: $0.25M

36. Pokémon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew (2005)

Unrated | 103 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

When Pikachu is taken to the Tree of Beginnings by the playful Mew, Ash Ketchum and friends are guided to the tree by Lucario, a time-displaced Pokémon who seeks answers regarding the betrayal of his master.

Directors: Kunihiko Yuyama, Darren Dunstan | Stars: Veronica Taylor, Eric Stuart, Amy Birnbaum, Madeleine Blaustein

Votes: 3,652

37. Guess Who (2005)

PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Romance

49 Metascore

A young woman, Theresa, brings her boyfriend, Simon, home to meet her parents and surprise them with the news of their engagement. Another surprise: Simon is white.

Director: Kevin Rodney Sullivan | Stars: Ashton Kutcher, Bernie Mac, Zoe Saldana, Judith Scott

Votes: 38,857 | Gross: $68.92M

38. Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story (2005)

R | 94 min | Comedy

80 Metascore

Director Michael Winterbottom (Northam) attempts to shoot the adaptation of Laurence Sterne's essentially unfilmable novel, "The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman."

Director: Michael Winterbottom | Stars: Steve Coogan, Jeremy Northam, Rob Brydon, Keeley Hawes

Votes: 12,134 | Gross: $1.25M



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