Best Drama 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.

Pride & Prejudice

6.5
7.8/10 IMDB

A story of love and life among the landed English gentry during the Georgian era. Mr. Bennet is a gentleman living in Hertfordshire with his overbearing wife and five daughters, but if he dies their house will be inherited by a distant cousin whom they have never met, so the family's future happiness and security is dependent on the daughters making good marriages.

Starring: Keira Knightley, Matthew Macfadyen, Rosamund Pike, Simon Woods, Donald Sutherland, Brenda Blethyn, Claudie Blakley, Jena Malone, Rupert Friend, Judi Dench ..
Directed by: Joe Wright
Release date: 2005-09-16
3.

Cinderella Man

6.4
8.0/10 IMDB

The true story of boxer Jim Braddock who, in the 1920s following his retirement, makes a surprise comeback in order to get him and his family out of a socially poor state.

Starring: Russell Crowe, Renée Zellweger, Paul Giamatti, Craig Bierko, Paddy Considine, Bruce McGill, David Huband, Connor Price, Ariel Waller, Patrick Louis ..
Directed by: Ron Howard
Release date: 2005-06-02
4.

Brokeback Mountain

6.3
7.7/10 IMDB

Two modern-day cowboys meet on a shepherding job in the summer of '63, the two share a raw and powerful summer together that turns into a lifelong relationship conflict

Starring: Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Williams, Anne Hathaway, Randy Quaid, Linda Cardellini, Anna Faris, David Harbour, Roberta Maxwell, Peter McRobbie ..
Directed by: Ang Lee
Release date: 2005-09-10
5.

Walk the Line

6.3
7.8/10 IMDB

A chronicle of country music legend Johnny Cash's life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, where he recorded alongside Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins.

Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon, Ginnifer Goodwin, Robert Patrick, Tyler Hilton, Johnathan Rice, Shooter Jennings, Waylon Payne, Dallas Roberts, Dan John Miller ..
Directed by: James Mangold
Release date: 2005-09-13
6.

Memoirs of a Geisha

6.2
7.3/10 IMDB

A sweeping romantic epic set in Japan in the years before World War II, a penniless Japanese child is torn from her family to work as a maid in a geisha house.

Starring: Zhang Ziyi, Gong Li, Youki Kudoh, Tsai Chin, Suzuka Ohgo, Ken Watanabe, Michelle Yeoh, Navia Nguyen, Koji Yakusho, Kaori Momoi ..
Directed by: Rob Marshall
Release date: 2005-12-06
7.

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
8.

Crash

6.1
7.8/10 IMDB

In post-Sept. 11 Los Angeles, tensions erupt when the lives of a Brentwood housewife, her district attorney husband, a Persian shopkeeper, two cops, a pair of carjackers and a Korean couple converge during a 36-hour period.

Starring: Sandra Bullock, Don Cheadle, Matt Dillon, Michael Peña, Jennifer Esposito, Brendan Fraser, Nona Gaye, Terrence Howard, Ludacris, Thandiwe Newton ..
Directed by: Paul Haggis
Release date: 2005-05-06
9.

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
10.

King Kong

6.1
7.2/10 IMDB

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, Andy Serkis, Evan Parke, Jamie Bell, Lobo Chan, John Sumner ..
Directed by: Peter Jackson
Release date: 2005-12-12
11.

Coach Carter

6.1
7.3/10 IMDB

Based on a true story, in which Richmond High School head basketball coach Ken Carter made headlines in 1999 for benching his undefeated team due to poor academic results.

Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Rob Brown, Robert Ri'chard, Rick Gonzalez, Channing Tatum, Ashanti, Texas Battle, Lacey Beeman, Octavia Spencer, Allison Kyler ..
Directed by: Thomas Carter
Release date: 2005-01-14
12.

Thank You for Smoking

6.1
7.5/10 IMDB

Nick Naylor is a charismatic spin-doctor for Big Tobacco who'll fight to protect America's right to smoke -- even if it kills him -- while still remaining a role model for his 12-year old son. When he incurs the wrath of a senator bent on snuffing out cigarettes, Nick's powers of "filtering the truth" will be put to the test.

Starring: Aaron Eckhart, Maria Bello, Cameron Bright, Adam Brody, Sam Elliott, Katie Holmes, Rob Lowe, William H. Macy, Robert Duvall, David Koechner ..
Directed by: Jason Reitman
Release date: 2005-09-09
13.

Munich

6.0
7.5/10 IMDB

During the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, eleven Israeli athletes are taken hostage and murdered by a Palestinian terrorist group known as Black September. In retaliation, the Israeli government recruits a group of Mossad agents to track down and execute those responsible for the attack.

Starring: Eric Bana, Daniel Craig, Ciarán Hinds, Mathieu Kassovitz, Hanns Zischler, Ayelet Zurer, Geoffrey Rush, Gila Almagor, Mathieu Amalric, Moritz Bleibtreu ..
Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Release date: 2005-12-23
14.

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
15.

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
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16.

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
17.

Capote

5.9
7.3/10 IMDB

A biopic of the 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
18.

The Constant Gardener

5.9
7.4/10 IMDB

Justin Quayle is a low-level British diplomat who has always gone about his work very quietly, not causing any problems. But after his radical wife Tessa is killed he becomes determined to find out why, thrusting himself into the middle of a very dangerous conspiracy.

Starring: Ralph Fiennes, Rachel Weisz, Danny Huston, Bill Nighy, Donald Sumpter, Pete Postlethwaite, Richard McCabe, Hubert Koundé, Daniele Harford, Bernard Otieno Oduor ..
Directed by: Fernando Meirelles
Release date: 2005-08-31
19.

Constantine

5.9
7.0/10 IMDB

John Constantine has literally been to Hell and back. When he teams up with a policewoman to solve the mysterious suicide of her twin sister, their investigation takes them through the world of demons and angels that exists beneath the landscape of contemporary Los Angeles.

Starring: Keanu Reeves, Rachel Weisz, Shia LaBeouf, Djimon Hounsou, Max Baker, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Gavin Rossdale, Tilda Swinton, Peter Stormare, Jesse Ramirez ..
Directed by: Francis Lawrence
Release date: 2005-02-08
20.

Broken Flowers

5.8
7.2/10 IMDB

As the devoutly single Don Johnston is dumped by his latest girlfriend, he receives an anonymous pink letter informing him that he has a son who may be looking for him.

Starring: Bill Murray, Julie Delpy, Sharon Stone, Tilda Swinton, Jessica Lange, Jeffrey Wright, Frances Conroy, Alexis Dziena, Heather Simms, Brea Frazier ..
Directed by: Jim Jarmusch
Release date: 2005-08-05
21.

The Jacket

5.7
7.1/10 IMDB

A military veteran goes on a journey into the future, where he can foresee his death and is left with questions that could save his life and those he loves.

Starring: Adrien Brody, Keira Knightley, Kris Kristofferson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Kelly Lynch, Brad Renfro, Daniel Craig, Angel Coulby, Steven Mackintosh, Brendan Coyle ..
Directed by: John Maybury
Release date: 2005-03-04
22.

Hard Candy

5.7
7.0/10 IMDB

Hayley’s a smart, charming teenage girl. Jeff’s a handsome, smooth fashion photographer. An Internet chat, a coffee shop meet-up, an impromptu fashion shoot back at Jeff’s place. Jeff thinks it’s his lucky night. He’s in for a surprise.

Starring: Elliot Page, Patrick Wilson, Sandra Oh, Odessa Rae, G.J. Echternkamp, Jennifer Holmes ..
Directed by: David Slade
Release date: 2005-01-14
23.

Jarhead

5.6
7.0/10 IMDB

Jarhead is a film about a US Marine Anthony Swofford’s experience in the Gulf War. After putting up with an arduous boot camp, Swofford and his unit are sent to the Persian Gulf where they are eager to fight, but are forced to stay back from the action. Swofford struggles with the possibility of his girlfriend cheating on him, and as his mental state deteriorates, his desire to kill increases.

Starring: Jamie Foxx, Jake Gyllenhaal, Scott MacDonald, Lucas Black, Peter Sarsgaard, Laz Alonso, Chris Cooper, Brian Geraghty, Damion Poitier, John Krasinski ..
Directed by: Sam Mendes
Release date: 2005-11-04
24.

Just Like Heaven

5.6
6.7/10 IMDB

Shortly after David Abbott moves into his new San Francisco digs, he has an unwelcome visitor on his hands: winsome Elizabeth Martinson, who asserts that the apartment is hers -- and promptly vanishes. When she starts appearing and disappearing at will, David thinks she's a ghost, while Elizabeth is convinced she's alive.

Starring: Reese Witherspoon, Mark Ruffalo, Donal Logue, Dina Spybey-Waters, Ben Shenkman, Jon Heder, Ivana Mili?evi?, Caroline Aaron, Rosalind Chao, Ron Canada ..
Directed by: Mark Waters
Release date: 2005-09-16
25.

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
26.

Metal: A Headbanger's Journey

5.6
8.0/10 IMDB

The film discusses the traits and originators of some of metal's many subgenres, including the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, power metal, Nu metal, glam metal, thrash metal, black metal, and death metal. Dunn uses a family-tree-type flowchart to document some of the most popular metal subgenres. The film also explores various aspects of heavy metal culture.

Starring: Sam Dunn, Chris Adler, Tom Araya, Gavin Baddeley, Blasphemer, Randy Blythe, Alice Cooper, Pamela Des Barres, Bruce Dickinson, Ronnie James Dio ..
Directed by: Sam Dunn, Scot McFadyen, Jessica Joy Wise
Release date: 2005-09-14
27.

Hitch

5.6
6.6/10 IMDB

Dating coach Alex 'Hitch' Hitchens mentors a bumbling client, Albert, who hopes to win the heart of the glamorous Allegra Cole. While Albert makes progress, Hitch faces his own romantic setbacks when proven techniques fail to work on Sara Melas, a tabloid reporter digging for dirt on Allegra Cole's love life. When Sara discovers Hitch's connection to Albert – now Allegra's boyfriend – it threatens to destroy both relationships.

Starring: Will Smith, Eva Mendes, Kevin James, Amber Valletta, Julie Ann Emery, Adam Arkin, Robinne Lee, Nathan Lee Graham, Michael Rapaport, Jeffrey Donovan ..
Directed by: Andy Tennant
Release date: 2005-02-11
28.

The Devil's Rejects

5.6
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
29.

Stay

5.5
6.7/10 IMDB

Psychiatrist Sam Foster has a new patient, Henry Letham, who claims to be suicidal. In trying to diagnose him, Sam visits Henry's prior therapist and also finds Henry's mother -- even though Henry has said that he murdered both of his parents. As reality starts to contradict fact, Sam spirals into an unstable mental state. Then he finds a clue as to how and when Henry may try to kill himself, and races to try to stop him.

Starring: Ewan McGregor, Ryan Gosling, Naomi Watts, Kate Burton, Elizabeth Reaser, Bob Hoskins, Janeane Garofalo, Jessica Hecht, BD Wong, Mark Margolis ..
Directed by: Marc Forster
Release date: 2005-09-24
30.

Syriana

5.5
6.9/10 IMDB

The Middle Eastern oil industry is the backdrop of this tense drama, which weaves together numerous story lines. Bennett Holiday is an American lawyer in charge of facilitating a dubious merger of oil companies, while Bryan Woodman, a Switzerland-based energy analyst, experiences both personal tragedy and opportunity during a visit with Arabian royalty. Meanwhile, veteran CIA agent Bob Barnes uncovers an assassination plot with unsettling origins.

Starring: George Clooney, Matt Damon, Jeffrey Wright, Chris Cooper, Amanda Peet, William Hurt, Christopher Plummer, Alexander Siddig, Kayvan Novak, Amr Waked ..
Directed by: Stephen Gaghan
Release date: 2005-11-23
31.

The World's Fastest Indian

5.5
7.8/10 IMDB

The life story of New Zealander Burt Munro, who spent years building a 1920 Indian motorcycle—a bike which helped him set the land-speed world record at Utah's Bonneville Salt Flats in 1967.

Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Iain Rea, Tessa Mitchell, Aaron Murphy, Tim Shadbolt, Annie Whittle, Greg Johnson, Kate Sullivan, Antony Starr, Craig Hall ..
Directed by: Roger Donaldson
Release date: 2005-10-12
32.

A Lot Like Love

5.5
6.6/10 IMDB

On a flight from Los Angeles to New York, Oliver and Emily make a connection, only to decide that they are poorly suited to be together. Over the next seven years, however, they are reunited time and time again, they go from being acquaintances to close friends to ... lovers?

Starring: Ashton Kutcher, Amanda Peet, Aimee Garcia, Taryn Manning, Ali Larter, Kathryn Hahn, Kal Penn, Gabriel Mann, Jeremy Sisto, Moon Bloodgood ..
Directed by: Nigel Cole
Release date: 2005-04-21
33.

Mysterious Skin

5.5
7.6/10 IMDB

A teenage hustler and a young man obsessed with alien abductions cross paths, together discovering a horrible, liberating truth.

Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Brady Corbet, Michelle Trachtenberg, Mary Lynn Rajskub, David Lee Smith, Elisabeth Shue, Chase Ellison, Billy Drago, Chris Mulkey, Richard Riehle ..
Directed by: Gregg Araki
Release date: 2005-03-30
34.

The Longest Yard

5.5
6.4/10 IMDB

Pro quarter-back, Paul Crewe and former college champion and coach, Nate Scarboro are doing time in the same prison. Asked to put together a team of inmates to take on the guards, Crewe enlists the help of Scarboro to coach the inmates to victory in a football game 'fixed' to turn out quite another way.

Starring: Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Burt Reynolds, Michael Irvin, Nelly, Bill Goldberg, Terry Crews, Bob Sapp, Nicholas Turturro, Dalip Singh ..
Directed by: Peter Segal
Release date: 2005-05-27
35.

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
36.

The Skeleton Key

5.4
6.5/10 IMDB

A hospice nurse working at a spooky New Orleans plantation home finds herself entangled in a mystery involving the house's dark past.

Starring: Kate Hudson, Gena Rowlands, Peter Sarsgaard, John Hurt, Joy Bryant, Marion Zinser, Maxine Barnett, Fahnlohnee R. Harris, Deneen Tyler, Ann Dalrymple ..
Directed by: Iain Softley
Release date: 2005-07-29
37.

Everything Is Illuminated

5.4
7.4/10 IMDB

A young Jewish American man endeavors—with the help of eccentric, distant relatives—to find the woman who saved his grandfather during World War II—in a Ukrainian village which was ultimately razed by the Nazis.

Starring: Elijah Wood, Eugene Hutz, Boris Leskin, Jana Hrab?tova, Jonathan Safran Foer, Stephen Samudovsky, Oleksandr Choroshko, Gil Kazimirov, Zuzana Hodková, Ljubomir Dezera ..
Directed by: Liev Schreiber
Release date: 2005-09-16
38.

Flightplan

5.4
6.3/10 IMDB

Flying at 40,000 feet in a state-of-the art aircraft that she helped design, Kyle Pratt's 6-year-old daughter Julia vanishes without a trace. Or did she? No one on the plane believes Julia was ever onboard. And now Kyle, desperate and alone, can only count on her own wits to unravel the mystery and save her daughter.

Starring: Jodie Foster, Peter Sarsgaard, Sean Bean, Kate Beahan, Michael Irby, Assaf Cohen, Erika Christensen, Shane Edelman, Mary Gallagher, Haley Ramm ..
Directed by: Robert Schwentke
Release date: 2005-09-22
39.

The Greatest Game Ever Played

5.4
7.4/10 IMDB

A biopic of 20-year-old Francis Ouimet who defeated his golfing idol and 1900 US Open Champion, Harry Vardon.

Starring: Shia LaBeouf, Stephen Dillane, Josh Flitter, Peter Firth, Peyton List, Elias Koteas, Peyton List, Scott Faulconbridge, James Paxton, Tom Rack ..
Directed by: Bill Paxton
Release date: 2005-09-30
40.

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

5.3
6.5/10 IMDB

Four best friends (Tibby, Lena, Carmen & Bridget) who buy a mysterious pair of pants that fits each of them, despite their differing sizes, and makes whoever wears them feel fabulous. When faced with the prospect of spending their first summer apart, the pals decide they'll swap the pants so that each girl in turn can enjoy the magic.

Starring: Amber Tamblyn, Alexis Bledel, America Ferrera, Blake Lively, Jenna Boyd, Bradley Whitford, Nancy Travis, Rachel Ticotin, Mike Vogel, Michael Rady ..
Directed by: Ken Kwapis
Release date: 2005-06-01
41.

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
42.

Transamerica

5.3
7.4/10 IMDB

Bree is about to get a sex reassignment surgery that will finally allow her to actually be what she’s already been in her mind for a long time: a transitioned woman. Yet before this happens she suddenly runs into her son who ends up coming for the trip across the United States.

Starring: Felicity Huffman, Kevin Zegers, Elizabeth Peña, Danny Burstein, Maurice Orozco, Graham Greene, Stella Maeve, Teala Dunn, Grant Monohon, Burt Young ..
Directed by: Duncan Tucker
Release date: 2005-12-23
43.

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
44.

Good Night, and Good Luck.

5.3
7.4/10 IMDB

The story of journalist Edward R. Murrow's stand against Senator Joseph McCarthy's anti-communist witch-hunts in the early 1950s.

Starring: David Strathairn, Jeff Daniels, Alex Borstein, Rose Abdoo, Dianne Reeves, Tate Donovan, Reed Diamond, Matt Ross, Patricia Clarkson, Robert Downey Jr. ..
Directed by: George Clooney
Release date: 2005-09-16
45.

North Country

5.3
7.3/10 IMDB

A fictionalized account of the first major successful sexual harassment case in the United States -- Jenson vs. Eveleth Mines, where a woman who endured a range of abuse while working as a miner filed and won the landmark 1984 lawsuit.

Starring: Charlize Theron, Elle Peterson, Thomas Curtis, Frances McDormand, Sean Bean, Woody Harrelson, Amber Heard, Jeremy Renner, Richard Jenkins, Sissy Spacek ..
Directed by: Niki Caro
Release date: 2005-02-12
46.

Hustle & Flow

5.3
7.3/10 IMDB

With help from his friends, a Memphis pimp in a mid-life crisis attempts to become a successful hip-hop emcee.

Starring: Terrence Howard, Anthony Anderson, Taryn Manning, Taraji P. Henson, Elise Neal, DJ Qualls, Ludacris, Paula Jai Parker, Isaac Hayes, Jordan Houston ..
Directed by: Craig Brewer
Release date: 2005-07-22
47.

Paradise Now

5.3
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
48.

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
49.

The Squid and the Whale

5.2
7.3/10 IMDB

Based on the true childhood experiences of Noah Baumbach and his brother, The Squid and the Whale tells the touching story of two young boys dealing with their parents divorce in Brooklyn in the 1980s.

Starring: Jeff Daniels, Laura Linney, Jesse Eisenberg, Owen Kline, William Baldwin, Anna Paquin, David Benger, Elizabeth Meriwether, Alexandra Daddario, Halley Feiffer ..
Directed by: Noah Baumbach
Release date: 2005-10-05
50.

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

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