Best Action Movies of 2005

1.

Batman Begins

6.8
8.2/10 IMDB

Driven by tragedy, billionaire Bruce Wayne dedicates his life to uncovering and defeating the corruption that plagues his home, Gotham City. Unable to work within the system, he instead creates a new identity, a symbol of fear for the criminal underworld - The Batman.

Starring: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Liam Neeson, Katie Holmes, Gary Oldman, Cillian Murphy, Tom Wilkinson, Rutger Hauer, Ken Watanabe, Morgan Freeman ..
Directed by: Christopher Nolan
Release date: 2005-06-10
2.

Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

6.4
7.5/10 IMDB

The evil Darth Sidious enacts his final plan for unlimited power -- and the heroic Jedi Anakin Skywalker must choose a side.

Starring: Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, Hayden Christensen, Ian McDiarmid, Samuel L. Jackson, Christopher Lee, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, Frank Oz, Jimmy Smits ..
Directed by: George Lucas, David Tattersall
Release date: 2005-05-17
3.

Kingdom of Heaven

5.9
7.2/10 IMDB

After his wife dies, a blacksmith named Balian is thrust into royalty, political intrigue and bloody holy wars during the Crusades.

Starring: Orlando Bloom, Eva Green, Jeremy Irons, Marton Csokas, Brendan Gleeson, Liam Neeson, Edward Norton, Michael Sheen, Ghassan Massoud, Velibor Topic ..
Directed by: Ridley Scott
Release date: 2005-05-03
4.

Avatar: The Last Airbender

5.8
9.2/10 IMDB

Long ago, the four nations lived together in harmony. But then, everything changed when the Fire Nation attacked. Only the Avatar, master of all four elements, could stop them. But when the world needed him most, he vanished. A hundred years passed and my brother and I discovered the new Avatar, an airbender named Aang. And although his airbending skills are great, he still has a lot to learn before he's ready to save anyone. But I believe Aang can save the world.

Starring: Zach Tyler, Jack De Sena, Mae Whitman, Dante Basco, Mako Iwamatsu, Michaela Jill Murphy, Grey DeLisle, Jennie Kwan, Olivia Hack, Cricket Leigh ..
Directed by: Ethan Spaulding, Giancarlo Volpe, Lauren MacMullan
Release date: 2005-02-21
5.

Unleashed

5.7
7.0/10 IMDB

Raised as a slave, Danny is used to fighting for his survival. In fact, his "master," Bart, thinks of him as a pet and goes as far as leashing him with a collar so they can make money in fight clubs, where Danny is the main contender. When Bart's crew is in a car accident, Danny escapes and meets a blind, kindhearted piano tuner who takes him in and uses music to free the fighter's long-buried heart.

Starring: Jet Li, Morgan Freeman, Bob Hoskins, Vincent Regan, Dylan Brown, Tamer Hassan, Phyllida Law, Michael Jenn, Carole Ann Wilson, Kerry Condon ..
Directed by: Louis Leterrier
Release date: 2005-02-02
6.

Mr. & Mrs. Smith

5.6
6.5/10 IMDB

After five (or six) years of vanilla-wedded bliss, ordinary suburbanites John and Jane Smith are stuck in a huge rut. Unbeknownst to each other, they are both coolly lethal, highly-paid assassins working for rival organisations. When they discover they're each other's next target, their secret lives collide in a spicy, explosive mix of wicked comedy, pent-up passion, nonstop action and high-tech weaponry.

Starring: Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Vince Vaughn, Adam Brody, Kerry Washington, Keith David, Chris Weitz, Rachael Huntley, Michelle Monaghan, Stephanie March ..
Directed by: Doug Liman
Release date: 2005-06-07
7.

The Island

5.6
6.8/10 IMDB

In 2019, Lincoln Six-Echo is a resident of a seemingly "Utopian" but contained facility. Like all of the inhabitants of this carefully-controlled environment, Lincoln hopes to be chosen to go to The Island — reportedly the last uncontaminated location on the planet. But Lincoln soon discovers that everything about his existence is a lie.

Starring: Ewan McGregor, Scarlett Johansson, Djimon Hounsou, Sean Bean, Steve Buscemi, Michael Clarke Duncan, Ethan Phillips, Brian Stepanek, Noa Tishby, Siobhan Flynn ..
Directed by: Michael Bay
Release date: 2005-07-21
8.

Four Brothers

5.5
6.8/10 IMDB

Four adopted brothers return to their Detroit hometown when their mother is murdered and vow to exact revenge on the killers.

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Tyrese Gibson, André Benjamin, Garrett Hedlund, Terrence Howard, Josh Charles, Sofía Vergara, Fionnula Flanagan, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Taraji P. Henson ..
Directed by: John Singleton
Release date: 2005-08-11
9.

The Proposition

5.3
7.3/10 IMDB

Set in the Australian outback in the 1880s, the movie follows the series of events following the horrific rape and murder of the Hopkins family, allegedly committed by the infamous Burns brothers gang. Captain Morris Stanley captures Charlie Burns and gives him 9 days to kill his older dangerous psychopathic brother, or else they'll hang his younger mentally slow brother on Christmas Day.

Starring: Guy Pearce, Ray Winstone, Emily Watson, Danny Huston, David Wenham, John Hurt, Richard Wilson, Noah Taylor, Jeremy Madrona, Jae Mamuyac ..
Directed by: John Hillcoat
Release date: 2005-10-06
10.

Lords of Dogtown

5.2
7.1/10 IMDB

"Lords of Dogtown" tells the radical true story behind three teenage surfers from Venice Beach, California, who took skateboarding to the extreme and changed the world of sports forever. Stacy Peralta (John Robinson, Elephant), Tony Alva (Victor Rasuk, Raising Victor Vargas) and Jay Adams (Emile Hirsch, The Girl Next Door) are the Z-Boys, a bunch of nobodies until they create a new style of skateboarding that becomes a worldwide phenomenon. But when their hobby becomes a business, the success shreds their friendship. Directed by Catherine Hardwicke (Thirteen) and written by Stacy Peralta, Lords of Dogtown is "...a dazzling daredevil ride." (Peter Travers, Rollng Stone)

Starring: Emile Hirsch, Victor Rasuk, Rebecca De Mornay, John Robinson, Michael Angarano, Nikki Reed, Johnny Knoxville, Heath Ledger, Vincent Laresca, William Mapother ..
Directed by: Catherine Hardwicke
Release date: 2005-06-03

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