Best Crime 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.

Sin City

6.3
8.0/10 IMDB

Welcome to Sin City. This town beckons to the tough, the corrupt, the brokenhearted. Some call it dark… Hard-boiled. Then there are those who call it home — Crooked cops, sexy dames, desperate vigilantes. Some are seeking revenge, others lust after redemption, and then there are those hoping for a little of both. A universe of unlikely and reluctant heroes still trying to do the right thing in a city that refuses to care.

Starring: Bruce Willis, Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Clive Owen, Devon Aoki, Rosario Dawson, Benicio del Toro, Michael Clarke Duncan, Alexis Bledel, Carla Gugino ..
Directed by: Frank Miller, Robert Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino
Release date: 2005-04-01
3.

Lord of War

6.2
7.6/10 IMDB

Yuri Orlov is a globetrotting arms dealer and, through some of the deadliest war zones, he struggles to stay one step ahead of a relentless Interpol agent, his business rivals and even some of his customers who include many of the world's most notorious dictators. Finally, he must also face his own conscience.

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Bridget Moynahan, Jared Leto, Ethan Hawke, Eamonn Walker, Ian Holm, Sammi Rotibi, Tanit Phoenix, Shake Tukhmanyan, Jared Burke ..
Directed by: Andrew Niccol
Release date: 2005-09-16
4.

Match Point

6.1
7.6/10 IMDB

Match Point is Woody Allen’s satire of the British High Society and the ambition of a young tennis instructor to enter into it. Yet when he must decide between two women - one assuring him his place in high society, and the other that would take him far from it - palms start to sweat and a dark psychological match in his head begins.

Starring: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Scarlett Johansson, Emily Mortimer, Brian Cox, Penelope Wilton, James Nesbitt, Ewen Bremner, Miranda Raison, Margaret Tyzack, Rupert Penry-Jones ..
Directed by: Woody Allen
Release date: 2005-10-26
5.

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

6.0
7.5/10 IMDB

A petty thief posing as an actor is brought to Los Angeles for an unlikely audition and finds himself in the middle of a murder investigation along with his high school dream girl and a detective who's been training him for his upcoming role...

Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Val Kilmer, Michelle Monaghan, Corbin Bernsen, Dash Mihok, Larry Miller, Rockmond Dunbar, Shannyn Sossamon, Angela Lindvall, Indio Falconer Downey ..
Directed by: Shane Black
Release date: 2005-09-05
6.

Green Street Hooligans

6.0
7.4/10 IMDB

After being wrongfully expelled from Harvard University, American Matt Buckner flees to his sister's home in England. Once there, he is befriended by her charming and dangerous brother-in-law, Pete Dunham, and introduced to the underworld of British football hooliganism. Matt learns to stand his ground through a friendship that develops against the backdrop of this secret and often violent world. 'Green Street Hooligans' is a story of loyalty, trust and the sometimes brutal consequences of living close to the edge.

Starring: Elijah Wood, Claire Forlani, Charlie Hunnam, Ross McCall, Leo Gregory, Marc Warren, Rafe Spall, Kieran Bew, Geoff Bell, Henry Goodman ..
Directed by: Lexi Alexander
Release date: 2005-09-09
7.

A History of Violence

6.0
7.4/10 IMDB

An average family is thrust into the spotlight after the father commits a seemingly self-defense murder at his diner.

Starring: Viggo Mortensen, Maria Bello, Heidi Hayes, Ashton Holmes, William Hurt, Ed Harris, Peter MacNeill, Stephen McHattie, Greg Bryk, Kyle Schmid ..
Directed by: David Cronenberg
Release date: 2005-09-23
8.

Capote

5.9
7.3/10 IMDB

A biopic of writer Truman Capote and his assignment for The New Yorker to write the non-fiction book "In Cold Blood".

Starring: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Allie Mickelson, Craig Archibald, Bronwen Coleman, Kate Shindle, David Wilson Barnes, Michael J. Burg, Catherine Keener, Kwesi Ameyaw, Andrew Farago ..
Directed by: Bennett Miller
Release date: 2005-09-30
9.

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
10.

Four Brothers

5.6
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 3000, Garrett Hedlund, Terrence Howard, Josh Charles, Sofía Vergara, Fionnula Flanagan, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Taraji P. Henson ..
Directed by: John Singleton
Release date: 2005-08-11
11.

The Devil's Rejects

5.5
6.7/10 IMDB

The sequel to House of 1000 Corpses – the Firefly family are ambushed at their isolated home by Sheriff Wydell and a squad of armed men guns blazing – yet only Otis and his sister, Baby, manage to escape the barrage of bullets unharmed. Hiding out in a backwater motel, the wanted siblings wait to rendezvous with their errant father, Captain Spaulding, killing whoever happens to stand in their way.

Starring: Sid Haig, Bill Moseley, Sheri Moon Zombie, William Forsythe, Ken Foree, Matthew McGrory, Leslie Easterbrook, Geoffrey Lewis, Priscilla Barnes, Dave Sheridan ..
Directed by: Rob Zombie
Release date: 2005-07-22
12.

The Exorcism of Emily Rose

5.4
6.7/10 IMDB

When a younger girl called Emily Rose dies, everyone puts blame on the exorcism which was performed on her by Father Moore prior to her death. The priest is arrested on suspicion of murder. The trial begins with lawyer Erin Bruner representing Moore, but it is not going to be easy, as no one wants to believe what Father Moore says is true.

Starring: Laura Linney, Tom Wilkinson, Campbell Scott, Jennifer Carpenter, Kenneth Welsh, Mary Beth Hurt, Colm Feore, Henry Czerny, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Duncan Fraser ..
Directed by: Scott Derrickson
Release date: 2005-09-09
13.

Hostage

5.3
6.5/10 IMDB

When a mafia accountant is taken hostage on his beat, a police officer – wracked by guilt from a prior stint as a negotiator – must negotiate the standoff, even as his own family is held captive by the mob.

Starring: Bruce Willis, Kevin Pollak, Jimmy Bennett, Michelle Horn, Ben Foster, Jonathan Tucker, Marshall Allman, Serena Scott Thomas, Rumer Willis, Marjean Holden ..
Directed by: Florent-Emilio Siri
Release date: 2005-03-10
14.

The Interpreter

5.3
6.4/10 IMDB

After Silvia Broome, an interpreter at United Nations headquarters, overhears plans of an assassination, an American Secret Service agent is sent to investigate.

Starring: Nicole Kidman, Sean Penn, Catherine Keener, Jesper Christensen, Yvan Attal, Earl Cameron, George Harris, Michael Wright, Clyde Kusatsu, Eric Keenleyside ..
Directed by: Sydney Pollack
Release date: 2005-04-08
15.

The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada

5.3
7.3/10 IMDB

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, Julio Cedillo, Levon Helm, Mel Rodriguez, Cecilia Suárez, Ignacio Guadalupe ..
Directed by: Tommy Lee Jones
Release date: 2005-11-17
16.

The Proposition

5.3
7.3/10 IMDB

In 1880s Australia, a lawman offers renegade Charlie Burns a difficult choice. In order to save his younger brother from the gallows, Charlie must hunt down and kill his older brother, who is wanted for rape and murder. Venturing into one of the Outback's most inhospitable regions, Charlie faces a terrible moral dilemma that can end only in violence.

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
17.

Paradise Now

5.2
7.4/10 IMDB

Two childhood friends are recruited for a suicide bombing in Tel Aviv.

Starring: Ali Suliman, Amer Hlehel, Hiam Abbass, Ashraf Barhom, Mohammad Bustami, Lubna Azabal, Kais Nashif ..
Directed by: Hany Abu-Assad
Release date: 2005-09-07
18.

Revolver

5.2
6.3/10 IMDB

Hotshot gambler Jake Green is long on bravado and seriously short of common sense. Rarely is he allowed in any casino because he's a bona fide winner and, in fact, has taken so much money over the years that he's the sole client of his accountant elder brother, Billy. Invited to a private game, Jake is in fear of losing his life.

Starring: Jason Statham, Ray Liotta, Vincent Pastore, André 3000, Mark Strong, Terence Maynard, Francesca Annis, Elana Binysh, Shend, Andrew Howard ..
Directed by: Guy Ritchie
Release date: 2005-09-11
19.

Hoodwinked!

5.2
6.5/10 IMDB

Little Red Riding Hood: A classic story, but there's more to every tale than meets the eye. Before you judge a book by its cover, you've got to flip through the pages. In the re-telling of this classic fable, the story begins at the end of the tale and winds its way back. Chief Grizzly and Detective Bill Stork investigate a domestic disturbance at Granny's cottage, involving a karate-kicking Red Riding Hood, a sarcastic wolf and an oafish Woodsman.

Starring: Anne Hathaway, Glenn Close, Jim Belushi, Patrick Warburton, Anthony Anderson, David Ogden Stiers, Xzibit, Chazz Palminteri, Andy Dick, Cory Edwards ..
Directed by: Cory Edwards, Todd Edwards, Tony Leech
Release date: 2005-12-16
20.

Transporter 2

5.2
6.3/10 IMDB

Professional driver Frank Martin is living in Miami, where he is temporarily filling in for a friend as the chauffeur for a government narcotics control policymaker and his family. The young boy in the family is targeted for kidnapping, and Frank immediately becomes involved in protecting the child and exposing the kidnappers.

Starring: Jason Statham, Amber Valletta, Kate Nauta, Alessandro Gassmann, François Berléand, Robert Small, Matthew Modine, Jason Flemyng, Keith David, Ron Madoff ..
Directed by: Louis Leterrier
Release date: 2005-08-03
21.

Family Guy Presents: Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story

5.2
7.5/10 IMDB

The major sub-plot circles around the youngest Griffin, Stewie, who has a near-death experience at a pool when a lifeguard chair falls on him, but he survives. After having a vision of being in Hell, he decides to change his ways, but this doesn't last long. While watching television, he and Brian spot a man that looks like Stewie. Brian is convinced that he is Stewie's real father, until Stewie learns that the man is actually himself as an adult, taking a vacation from his own time period. Baby Stewie visits thirty years later to discover that his adult self, going by the name Stu, is a single blue-collar middle-aged virgin working at a Circuit City-type store. Meanwhile, Peter and Lois are trying to teach their two older kids, Meg and Chris, to date. In the future, Chris, who hasn't changed much, is working as a cop and is married to a foul-mouthed hustler named Vanessa. Meg is now called Ron, since she had a sex-change after college. Written by pepperann210

Starring: Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green, Mila Kunis, Patrick Warburton, Lori Alan, Drew Barrymore, Mike Henry, Rachael MacFarlane, Noel Blanc ..
Directed by: Pete Michels
Release date: 2005-07-23
22.

Oliver Twist

5.0
6.8/10 IMDB

Oliver Twist the modern filmed version of Charles Dickens bestseller, a Roman Polanski adaptation. The classic Dickens tale, where an orphan meets a pickpocket on the streets of London. From there, he joins a household of boys who are trained to steal for their master.

Starring: Barney Clark, Ben Kingsley, Jamie Foreman, Harry Eden, Edward Hardwicke, Leanne Rowe, Ian McNeice, Chris Overton, Andy Linden, Teresa Churcher ..
Directed by: Roman Polanski
Release date: 2005-09-23
23.

Domino

4.9
5.9/10 IMDB

The story of the life of Domino Harvey, who abandoned her career as a Ford model to become a bounty hunter.

Starring: Keira Knightley, Mickey Rourke, Edgar Ramírez, Delroy Lindo, Mo'Nique, Riz Abbasi, Brian Austin Green, Macy Gray, Shondrella Avery, Ian Ziering ..
Directed by: Tony Scott
Release date: 2005-10-14
24.

Into the Blue

4.9
5.9/10 IMDB

When they take some friends on an extreme sport adventure, the last thing Jared and Sam expect to see below the shark-infested waters is a legendary pirate ship rumored to contain millions of dollars in gold. But their good fortune is short-lived, as a ruthless gang of criminals gets word of what they have uncovered.

Starring: Paul Walker, Jessica Alba, Scott Caan, Ashley Scott, Josh Brolin, Chris Taloa, James Frain, Dwayne Adway, Tyson Beckford ..
Directed by: John Stockwell
Release date: 2005-09-30
25.

Harsh Times

4.9
6.8/10 IMDB

Jim Davis is an ex-Army Ranger who finds himself slipping back into his old life of petty crime after a job offer from the LAPD evaporates. His best friend is pressured by his girlfriend Sylvia to find a job, but Jim is more interested in hanging out and making cash from small heists, while trying to get a law enforcement job so he can marry his Mexican girlfriend.

Starring: Christian Bale, Freddy Rodríguez, Eva Longoria, Chaka Forman, Tammy Trull, J.K. Simmons, Michael Monks, Samantha Esteban, Tania Verafield, Noel Gugliemi ..
Directed by: David Ayer
Release date: 2005-09-11
26.

The Matador

4.8
6.7/10 IMDB

The life of Danny Wright, a salesman forever on the road, veers into dangerous and surreal territory when he wanders into a Mexican bar and meets a mysterious stranger, Julian, who's very likely a hit man. Their meeting sets off a chain of events that will change their lives forever, as Wright is suddenly thrust into a far-from-mundane existence that he takes to surprisingly well … once he gets acclimated to it.

Starring: Pierce Brosnan, Greg Kinnear, Hope Davis, Portia Dawson, Adam Scott, Israel Tellez, Arlin Miller, Azucena Medina, Jonah Meyerson, Wiveca Bonerais ..
Directed by: Richard Shepard
Release date: 2005-05-12
27.

Chaos

4.7
6.4/10 IMDB

In Seattle, detective Quentin Conners is unfairly suspended and his partner Jason York leaves the police force after a tragic shooting on Pearl Street Bridge, when the hostage and the criminal die. During a bank heist with a hostage situation, Conners is assigned in charge of the operation with the rookie Shane Dekker as his partner. The thieves, lead by Lorenz, apparently do not steal a penny from the bank. While chasing the gangsters, the police team disclose that they planted a virus in the system, stealing one billion dollars from the different accounts, using the principle of the Chaos Theory. Further, they find that Lorenz is killing his accomplices.

Starring: Jason Statham, Ryan Phillippe, Wesley Snipes, Henry Czerny, Justine Waddell, Nicholas Lea, Jessica Steen, Rob LaBelle, John Cassini, Damon Johnson ..
Directed by: Tony Giglio
Release date: 2005-01-17
28.

The Big White

4.6
6.3/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Robin Williams, Holly Hunter, Tim Blake Nelson, W. Earl Brown, Woody Harrelson, Alison Lohman, Giovanni Ribisi, Marina Stephenson Kerr, Billy Merasty, Ralph Alderman ..
Directed by: Mark Mylod
Release date: 2005-10-27
29.

Assault on Precinct 13

4.6
6.3/10 IMDB

On New Year's Eve, inside a police station that's about to be closed for good, officer Jake Roenick must cobble together a force made up cops and criminals to save themselves from a mob looking to kill mobster Marion Bishop.

Starring: Ethan Hawke, Laurence Fishburne, Gabriel Byrne, Maria Bello, Drea de Matteo, John Leguizamo, Brian Dennehy, Ja Rule, Currie Graham, Aisha Hinds ..
Directed by: Jean-François Richet
Release date: 2005-01-19
30.

Romanzo Criminale

4.6
7.2/10 IMDB

After serving prison time for a juvenile offense, Freddo gathers his old buddies Libano and Dandi and embarks on a crime spree that makes the trio the most powerful gangsters in Rome. Libano loves their new status, and seeks to spread their influence throughout the underworld, while the other two pursue more fleshly desires. For decades, their gang perpetrates extravagant crimes, until paranoia threatens to split the friends apart.

Starring: Kim Rossi Stuart, Pierfrancesco Favino, Claudio Santamaria, Stefano Accorsi, Riccardo Scamarcio, Jasmine Trinca, Anna Mouglalis, Roberto Brunetti, Antonello Fassari, Stefano Fresi ..
Directed by: Michele Placido
Release date: 2005-09-30
31.

Two for the Money

4.5
6.2/10 IMDB

A former college athlete joins forces with a sports consultant to handicap football games for high-rolling gamblers.

Starring: Al Pacino, Matthew McConaughey, Rene Russo, Armand Assante, Jeremy Piven, Jaime King, Kevin Chapman, Gedde Watanabe, Carly Pope, Charles Carroll ..
Directed by: D. J. Caruso
Release date: 2005-10-07
32.

The Ice Harvest

4.4
6.2/10 IMDB

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, Ned Bellamy, Connie Nielsen, Mike Starr, T.J. Jagodowski, Meghan Maureen McDonough ..
Directed by: Harold Ramis
Release date: 2005-11-23
33.

Get Rich or Die Tryin'

4.4
5.4/10 IMDB

A tale of an inner city drug dealer who turns away from crime to pursue his passion, rap music.

Starring: 50 Cent, Joy Bryant, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Omar Benson Miller, Terrence Howard, Viola Davis, Ashley Walters, Tory Kittles, Marc John Jefferies, Sullivan Walker ..
Directed by: Jim Sheridan
Release date: 2005-11-09
Best Crime Movies of 2005 : Macbeth
34.

Macbeth

4.2
7.2/10 IMDB

A chef and his restaurant-hostess wife resort to murder to take ownership of a high-class Glaswegian restaurant.

Starring: James McAvoy, Keeley Hawes, Joseph Millson, Vincent Regan, Richard Armitage, Philip Whitchurch, Richard Ridings, Ralph Ineson, Charles Abomeli, Toby Kebbell ..
Directed by: Mark Brozel
Release date: 2005-11-14
35.

Be Cool

4.2
5.6/10 IMDB

Disenchanted with the movie industry, Chili Palmer tries the music industry, meeting and romancing a widow of a music executive along the way.

Starring: John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Vince Vaughn, Cedric the Entertainer, André 3000, Steven Tyler, Robert Pastorelli, Christina Milian, Paul Adelstein, Debi Mazar ..
Directed by: F. Gary Gray
Release date: 2005-03-04
36.

The Man

4.1
5.5/10 IMDB

A case of mistaken identity forces a Federal agent and a dental supply salesman to team up as they speed through the streets of Detroit to pull off a sting operation and solve the murder of the agent's former partner.

Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Eugene Levy, Luke Goss, Miguel Ferrer, Susie Essman, Anthony Mackie, Gigi Rice, Rachael Crawford, Philip Akin, Christopher Murray ..
Directed by: Les Mayfield
Release date: 2005-09-08
37.

The Business

4.0
6.6/10 IMDB

During the '80s, a young man named Frankie dreams of escaping London's South East region, and his mother's thug of a boyfriend gives him just the opportunity. After beating up the abusive beau, Frankie runs off to Spain, where he lands a job delivering a package to the dapper Playboy Charlie, a gangster who takes him under his wing. Working as Charlie's driver, Frankie is immersed in a world of fast cars and pretty women -- but all the excess could be his undoing.

Starring: Danny Dyer, Tamer Hassan, Geoff Bell, Georgina Chapman, Eddie Webber, Adam Bolton, Linda Henry, Roland Manookian, Arturo Venegas, Camille Coduri ..
Directed by: Nick Love
Release date: 2005-09-02
38.

xXx: State of the Union

4.0
4.4/10 IMDB

Darius Stone's criminal record and extreme sports obsession make him the perfect candidate to be the newest XXX agent. He must save the U.S. government from a deadly conspiracy led by five-star general and Secretary of Defense George Deckert.

Starring: Ice Cube, Samuel L. Jackson, Willem Dafoe, Scott Speedman, Peter Strauss, Xzibit, Michael Roof, Sunny Mabrey, Nona Gaye, John G. Connolly ..
Directed by: Lee Tamahori
Release date: 2005-04-27
39.

Dear Wendy

3.9
6.5/10 IMDB

In a blue-collar American town, a group of teens bands together to form the Dandies, a gang of gunslingers led by Dick Dandelion. Following a code of strict pacifism at odds with the fact that they all carry guns, the group eventually lets in Sebastian, the grandson of Dick's childhood nanny, Clarabelle, who fears the other gangs in the area. Dick and company try to protect Clarabelle, but events transpire that push the gang past posturing.

Starring: Jamie Bell, Bill Pullman, Michael Angarano, Danso Gordon, Alison Pill, Chris Owen, Mark Webber, Novella Nelson, Trevor Cooper, Thomas Bo Larsen ..
Directed by: Thomas Vinterberg
Release date: 2005-02-04
40.

Havoc

3.8
5.4/10 IMDB

A wealthy Los Angeles teen and her superficial friends wants to break out of suburbia and experience Southern California's "gangsta" lifestyle. But problems arise when the preppies get in over their heads and provoke the wrath of a violent Latino gang. Suddenly, their role-playing seems a little too real.

Starring: Anne Hathaway, Bijou Phillips, Shiri Appleby, Michael Biehn, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Matt O'Leary, Freddy Rodríguez, Laura San Giacomo, Mike Vogel, Raymond Cruz ..
Directed by: Barbara Kopple
Release date: 2005-10-16
41.

Stone Cold

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

Jesse Stone is a former L.A. homicide detective who left behind the big city and an ex-wife to become the police chief of the quiet New England fishing town of Paradise. Stone's old habits die hard as he continues to indulge his two favorite things: Scotch whiskey and women. After a series of murders—the first ever in Paradise—and a high school girl is raped, he's forced to face his own demons in order to solve the crimes.

Starring: Tom Selleck, Jane Adams, Reg Rogers, Viola Davis, Alexis Dziena, Kohl Sudduth, Mimi Rogers, Polly Shannon, Stephen McHattie, Shawn Roberts ..
Directed by: Robert Harmon
Release date: 2005-02-20
42.

Trapped in the Closet: Chapters 1-12

3.6
6.8/10 IMDB

R. Kelly wakes up in a married woman’s bed, and the husband is on his way home, and they get caught, but the husband has secrets of his own, and it all kind of explodes from there, with more characters being introduced, and everyone is sleeping with everyone, and there are a billion secrets and twists and cliffhangers, and also it’s a musical where R. Kelly voices every character.

Starring: R. Kelly, Cat Wilson, Rolando Boyce, LeShay N. Tomlinson, Michael Kenneth Williams, Drevon Cooks, Eric Lane, Rebecca Field, Malik Middleton ..
Directed by: R. Kelly, Jim Swaffield
Release date: 2005-11-01
43.

The Zodiac

3.5
5.3/10 IMDB

An elusive serial killer known as the Zodiac terrorizes the San Francisco Bay in the late 1960s, while detectives aim to stop him before he claims more victims. Based on a true story.

Starring: Justin Chambers, Robin Tunney, Rory Culkin, William Mapother, Philip Baker Hall, Kathryn Howell, Brad William Henke, Rex Linn, Marty Lindsey, Kris Palm ..
Directed by: Alexander Bulkley
Release date: 2005-07-31
Best Crime Movies of 2005 : Marple: The Body in the Library
44.

Marple: The Body in the Library

3.5
7.1/10 IMDB

A young woman's corpse is dumped in the library of Gossington Hall, home of Jane Marple's friend Dolly Bantry and her husband Arthur. Pompous Chief Constable Melchett suspects a connection with Basil Blake, an arty young man who lives locally but Blake is dismissive when Melchett visits him. Then Superintendent Harper rings from the coastal town of Danemouth. Ruby Keane, a young girl employed as a dancer at the Majestic Hotel there, has gone missing, and her cousin Josie Turner identifies the corpse as Ruby's.

Starring: Geraldine McEwan, Ian Richardson, Tara Fitzgerald, Jamie Theakston, Giles Oldershaw, Joanna Lumley ..
Release date: 2005-05-17
Best Crime Movies of 2005 : Archangel
45.

Archangel

3.4
6.4/10 IMDB

Set in contemporary Moscow and the frozen northern town of Archangel, the drama revisits the stark landscape of Communist Russia and takes place over four days in the life of academic Fluke Kelso. His fateful meeting with a former Stalinist bodyguard leads to the uncovering of one of the world's most dangerous and best kept secrets. He is led unwittingly through murder and intrigue towards his own personal "Holy Grail" - Joseph Stalin's secret legacy - a legacy that could change the face of Russian history forever.

Starring: Daniel Craig, Yekaterina Rednikova, Gabriel Macht, Lev Prygunov, Aleksey Dyakov, Avtandil Makharadze ..
Directed by: Jon Jones
Release date: 2005-03-18
46.

Bubble

3.4
6.5/10 IMDB

Set against the backdrop of a decaying Midwestern town, a murder becomes the focal point of three people who work in a doll factory.

Starring: Debbie Doebereiner, Omar Cowan, Dustin James Ashley, Phyllis Workman, Laurie L. Wee, Daniel R. Christian, Misty Wilkins, Madison Wilkins, K. Smith, Decker Moody ..
Directed by: Steven Soderbergh
Release date: 2005-09-03
47.

Little Fish

3.4
6.2/10 IMDB

Set in the Little Saigon district outside of Sydney, a woman trying to escape her past becomes embroiled in a drug deal.

Starring: Cate Blanchett, Sam Neill, Hugo Weaving, Martin Henderson, Noni Hazlehurst, Joel Tobeck, Susie Porter, Dustin Nguyen, Lisa McCune, Nina Liu ..
Directed by: Rowan Woods
Release date: 2005-07-19
48.

One Last Thing...

3.3
6.5/10 IMDB

Sixteen-year-old Dylan is dying of cancer. When a charitable organization offers to grant Dylan his final wish, the teen has a surprising request: to meet supermodel Nikki Sinclair. Much to his mother's dismay, Dylan, with the help of his best friends, goes to New York to fulfill his dream.

Starring: Michael Angarano, Cynthia Nixon, Sunny Mabrey, Matt Bush, Gideon Glick, Gina Gershon, Wyclef Jean, Gia Carides, Johnny Messner, Richie Rich ..
Directed by: Alex Steyermark
Release date: 2005-09-12
49.

Third Man Out

3.3
6.6/10 IMDB

Gay detective Donald Strachey is commissioned to protect gay activist John Rutka, who is known for "outing" prominent citizens. Strachey abandons bodyguard duty when he feels that Rutka is staging the threats against himself. When Rutka turns up dead, Strachey is faced with an extensive list of enemies all with enough motive to kill.

Starring: Chad Allen, Sebastian Spence, Jack Wetherall, Sean Young, April Telek, Woody Jeffreys, John Moore, Alf Humphreys, P. Lynn Johnson, Guy Fauchon ..
Directed by: Ron Oliver
Release date: 2005-07-07
50.

7 Seconds

3.2
4.7/10 IMDB

When an experienced thief accidentally makes off with a Van Gogh, his partner is kidnapped by gangsters in pursuit of the painting, forcing the criminal to hatch a rescue plan.

Starring: Wesley Snipes, Tamzin Outhwaite, Deobia Oparei, Georgina Rylance, Pete Lee-Wilson, Serge Soric, Andrei Ionescu, Tomi Cristin, Adrian Lukis, Stephen Boxer ..
Directed by: Simon Fellows
Release date: 2005-06-28

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