Best Adventure Movies of 2005

1.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

6.7

Harry starts his fourth year at Hogwarts, competes in the treacherous Triwizard Tournament and faces the evil Lord Voldemort. Ron and Hermione help Harry manage the pressure – but Voldemort lurks, awaiting his chance to destroy Harry and all that he stands for.

Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon
Directed by: Mike Newell
Release date: 2005-11-16
2.

Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

6.4

Years after the onset of the Clone Wars, the noble Jedi Knights lead a massive clone army into a galaxy-wide battle against the Separatists. When the sinister Sith unveil a thousand-year-old plot to rule the galaxy, the Republic crumbles and from its ashes rises the evil Galactic Empire. Jedi hero Anakin Skywalker is seduced by the dark side of the Force to become the Emperor's new apprentice – Darth Vader. The Jedi are decimated, as Obi-Wan Kenobi and Jedi Master Yoda are forced into hiding. The only hope for the galaxy are Anakin's own offspring – the twin children born in secrecy who will grow up to become heroes.

Starring: Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, Hayden Christensen, Ian McDiarmid, Samuel L. Jackson
Directed by: George Lucas
Release date: 2005-05-17
3.

Serenity

6.3

When the renegade crew of Serenity agrees to hide a fugitive on their ship, they find themselves in an action-packed battle between the relentless military might of a totalitarian regime who will destroy anything – or anyone – to get the girl back and the bloodthirsty creatures who roam the uncharted areas of space. But... the greatest danger of all may be on their ship.

Starring: Nathan Fillion, Summer Glau, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk, Morena Baccarin
Directed by: Joss Whedon
Release date: 2005-09-03
4.

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

6.1

Siblings Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter step through a magical wardrobe and find the land of Narnia. There, the they discover a charming, once peaceful kingdom that has been plunged into eternal winter by the evil White Witch, Jadis. Aided by the wise and magnificent lion, Aslan, the children lead Narnia into a spectacular, climactic battle to be free of the Witch's glacial powers forever.

Starring: William Moseley, Anna Popplewell, Skandar Keynes, Georgie Henley, Liam Neeson
Directed by: Andrew Adamson
Release date: 2005-12-07
5.

King Kong

6.0

In 1933 New York, an overly ambitious movie producer coerces his cast and hired ship crew to travel to mysterious Skull Island, where they encounter Kong, a giant ape who is immediately smitten with the leading lady.

Starring: Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Colin Hanks
Directed by: Peter Jackson
Release date: 2005-12-12
6.

Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

6.0

Cheese-loving eccentric Wallace and his cunning canine pal, Gromit, investigate a mystery in Nick Park's animated adventure, in which the lovable inventor and his intrepid pup run a business ridding the town of garden pests. Using only humane methods that turn their home into a halfway house for evicted vermin, the pair stumble upon a mystery involving a voracious vegetarian monster that threatens to ruin the annual veggie-growing contest.

Starring: Peter Sallis, Helena Bonham Carter, Ralph Fiennes, Nicholas Smith, Liz Smith
Directed by: Steve Box, Nick Park
Release date: 2005-09-04
7.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

5.8

A young boy wins a tour through the most magnificent chocolate factory in the world, led by the world's most unusual candy maker.

Starring: Freddie Highmore, Johnny Depp, David Kelly, Helena Bonham Carter, Noah Taylor
Directed by: Tim Burton
Release date: 2005-07-13
8.

Kingdom of Heaven

5.8

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
Directed by: Ridley Scott
Release date: 2005-05-03
9.

The Descent

5.7

After a tragic accident, six friends reunite for a caving expedition. Their adventure soon goes horribly wrong when a collapse traps them deep underground and they find themselves pursued by bloodthirsty creatures. As their friendships deteriorate, they find themselves in a desperate struggle to survive the creatures and each other.

Starring: Shauna Macdonald, Natalie Mendoza, Alex Reid, Saskia Mulder, MyAnna Buring
Directed by: Neil Marshall
Release date: 2005-07-08
10.

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

5.6

Mere seconds before the Earth is to be demolished by an alien construction crew, Arthur Dent is swept off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher penning a new edition of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy."

Starring: Martin Freeman, Zooey Deschanel, Sam Rockwell, Yasiin Bey, John Malkovich
Directed by: Garth Jennings
Release date: 2005-04-28
11.

The Island

5.6

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
Directed by: Michael Bay
Release date: 2005-07-21
12.

War of the Worlds

5.5

Ray Ferrier is a divorced dockworker and less-than-perfect father. Soon after his ex-wife and her new husband drop of his teenage son and young daughter for a rare weekend visit, a strange and powerful lightning storm touches down.

Starring: Tom Cruise, Dakota Fanning, Miranda Otto, Justin Chatwin, Tim Robbins
Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Release date: 2005-06-28
13.

Jack-Jack Attack

5.4

Kari the babysitter thinks she's in for a night of routine babysitting. She's prepared to provide neurological stimulation with some soothing musical accompaniment for little Jack-Jack, the smallest member of the incredible Parr family. Little does she know that Jack-Jack will teach her a thing or two about babies with "special needs."

Starring: Bret 'Brook' Parker, Bud Luckey, Eli Fucile, Jason Lee
Directed by: Brad Bird
Release date: 2005-03-15
14.

The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada

5.3

When brash Texas border officer Mike Norton wrongfully kills and buries the friend and ranch hand of Pete Perkins, the latter is reminded of a promise he made to bury his friend, Melquiades Estrada, in his Mexican home town. He kidnaps Norton and exhumes Estrada's corpse, and the odd caravan sets out on horseback for Mexico.

Starring: Tommy Lee Jones, Barry Pepper, Dwight Yoakam, January Jones, Melissa Leo
Directed by: Tommy Lee Jones
Release date: 2005-11-17
15.

Zathura: A Space Adventure

5.2

After their father is called into work, two young boys, Walter and Danny, are left in the care of their teenage sister, Lisa, and told they must stay inside. Walter and Danny, who anticipate a boring day, are shocked when they begin playing Zathura, a space-themed board game, which they realize has mystical powers when their house is shot into space. With the help of an astronaut, the boys attempt to return home.

Starring: Josh Hutcherson, Jonah Bobo, Dax Shepard, Kristen Stewart, Tim Robbins
Directed by: Jon Favreau
Release date: 2005-11-06
16.

Sky High

5.0

Set in a world where superheroes are commonly known and accepted, young Will Stronghold, the son of the Commander and Jetstream, tries to find a balance between being a normal teenager and an extraordinary being.

Starring: Michael Angarano, Danielle Panabaker, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Kurt Russell, Kelly Preston
Directed by: Mike Mitchell
Release date: 2005-07-29
17.

The Legend of Zorro

5.0

Having spent the last 10 years fighting injustice and cruelty, Alejandro de la Vega is now facing his greatest challenge: his loving wife Elena has thrown him out of the house! Elena has filed for divorce and found comfort in the arms of Count Armand, a dashing French aristocrat. But Alejandro knows something she doesn't: Armand is the evil mastermind behind a terrorist plot to destroy the United States. And so, with his marriage and the county's future at stake, it's up to Zorro to save two unions before it's too late.

Starring: Antonio Banderas, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Adrián Alonso Barona, Julio Oscar Mechoso, Nick Chinlund
Directed by: Martin Campbell
Release date: 2005-10-24
18.

The Brothers Grimm

4.8

Folklore collectors and con artists, Jake and Will Grimm, travel from village to village pretending to protect townsfolk from enchanted creatures and performing exorcisms. However, they are put to the test when they encounter a real magical curse in a haunted forest with real magical beings, requiring genuine courage.

Starring: Heath Ledger, Matt Damon, Mackenzie Crook, Roger Ashton-Griffiths, Peter Stormare
Directed by: Terry Gilliam
Release date: 2005-08-26
19.

Fantastic Four

4.8

During a space voyage, four scientists are altered by cosmic rays: Reed Richards gains the ability to stretch his body; Sue Storm can become invisible; Johnny Storm controls fire; and Ben Grimm is turned into a super-strong … thing. Together, these "Fantastic Four" must now thwart the evil plans of Dr. Doom and save the world from certain destruction.

Starring: Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, Chris Evans, Michael Chiklis, Julian McMahon
Directed by: Tim Story
Release date: 2005-06-29
20.

The Ice Harvest

4.5

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.

Starring: John Cusack, Billy Bob Thornton, Lara Phillips, Bill Noble, Brad Smith
Directed by: Harold Ramis
Release date: 2005-11-23

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