Best Mystery Movies of 2005

1.

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

6.1
7.6/10

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
Directed by: Shane Black
Release date: 2005-09-05
2.

The Skeleton Key

5.3
6.5/10

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
Directed by: Iain Softley
Release date: 2005-07-29
3.

The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada

5.3
7.4/10

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
4.

Flightplan

5.3
6.3/10

A claustrophobic, Hitchcockian thriller. A bereaved woman and her daughter are flying home from Berlin to America. At 30,000 feet the child vanishes and nobody admits she was ever on that plane.

Starring: Jodie Foster, Peter Sarsgaard, Sean Bean, Kate Beahan, Michael Irby
Directed by: Robert Schwentke
Release date: 2005-09-22
5.

The Constant Gardener

5.3
7.4/10

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
Directed by: Fernando Meirelles
Release date: 2005-08-31
6.

The Jacket

5.1
7.1/10

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
Directed by: John Maybury
Release date: 2005-03-04
7.

Stay

5.0
6.9/10

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
Directed by: Marc Forster
Release date: 2005-09-24
8.

Proof

4.8
6.8/10

Catherine is a woman in her late twenties who is strongly devoted to her father, Robert, a brilliant and well-known mathematician whose grip on reality is beginning to slip away. As Robert descends into madness, Catherine begins to wonder if she may have inherited her father’s mental illness along with his mathematical genius. When Robert’s work reveals a mathematical proof of potentially historic proportions, it sets off shock waves in more ways than one.

Starring: Gwyneth Paltrow, Anthony Hopkins, Jake Gyllenhaal, Hope Davis, Danny McCarthy
Directed by: John Madden
Release date: 2005-09-05
9.

Revolver

4.6
6.5/10

Hotshot gambler Jake Green (Jason Statham) 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 Benjamin, Mark Strong
Directed by: Guy Ritchie
Release date: 2005-09-11
10.

Where the Truth Lies

4.5
6.5/10

An ambitious reporter probes the reasons behind the sudden split of a 1950s comedy team.

Starring: Kevin Bacon, Colin Firth, Alison Lohman, David Hayman, Rachel Blanchard
Directed by: Atom Egoyan
Release date: 2005-10-07
11.

Sahara

4.4
6.0/10

Scouring the ocean depths for treasure-laden shipwrecks is business as usual for a thrill-seeking underwater adventurer and his wisecracking buddy. But when these two cross paths with a beautiful doctor, they find themselves on the ultimate treasure hunt.

Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Penélope Cruz, Steve Zahn, William H. Macy, Lennie James
Directed by: Breck Eisner
Release date: 2005-04-06
12.

Scooby-Doo! in Where's My Mummy?

4.1
6.7/10

Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Inc. gang become involved in a supernatural mystery in Egypt.

Starring: Frank Welker, Casey Kasem, Mindy Cohn, Grey DeLisle, Christine Baranski
Directed by: Joe Sichta
Release date: 2005-11-24
13.

The Batman vs. Dracula

4.1
6.7/10
The Batman vs. Dracula
Gotham City is terrorized not only by recent escapees Joker and Penguin, but by the original creature of the night, Dracula! Can Batman stop the ruthless vampire before he turns everyone in the city, including The Caped Crusader, Joker and Penguin, into his mindless minions?
Starring: Rino Romano, Peter Stormare, Tara Strong, Alastair Duncan, Tom Kenny
Directed by: Michael Goguen
Release date: 2005-10-18
14.

Graves End

4.0
8.8/10
Graves End
When society turns their back on reformed felons, the town of Graves End welcomes them but when the ex-cons disappear, FBI agent Paul Rickman comes looking for them and discovers more than he expected.
Starring: Eric Roberts, Steven Williams, Daniel Roebuck, Valerie Mikita, Fairly Tull
Directed by: James Marlowe
Release date: 2005-04-22
15.

The Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello

4.0
7.8/10
The Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello
Set in a world of iron dirigibles and steam powered computers, this gothic horror mystery tells the story of Jasper Morello, a disgraced aerial navigator who flees his plague-ridden home on a desperate voyage to redeem himself.
Starring: Joel Edgerton, Helmut Bakaitis, Tommy Dysart, Jude Beaumont
Directed by: Anthony Lucas
Release date: 2005-01-19
16.

xXx: State of the Union

3.5
4.4/10

Ice Cube stars as Darius Stone, a thrill-seeking troublemaker whose 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 (played by Willem Dafoe).

Starring: Ice Cube, Samuel L. Jackson, Willem Dafoe, Scott Speedman, Peter Strauss
Directed by: Lee Tamahori
Release date: 2005-04-27
17.

The Intruder

3.5
6.8/10
The Intruder
Tom Vansant is an emergency physician from Brussels who is desperately searching for his daughter who ran away from home and is now missing for eighteen months. He meets a girl of whom he thinks that she knows what happened to his daughter but the girl doesn't want to talk about her past. In his search to find out why she doesn't talk about it he ends up in a small village in the Ardennes where no one wants to help him discover what really happened.
Starring: Koen De Bouw, Maaike Neuville, Filip Peeters, Axel Daeseleire, Els Dottermans
Directed by: Frank van Mechelen
Release date: 2005-03-16
18.

Bubble

3.5
6.6/10

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
Directed by: Steven Soderbergh
Release date: 2005-09-03
19.

The Dark

3.4
5.4/10

Adèle and her daughter Sarah are traveling on the Welsh coastline to see her husband James when Sarah disappears. A different but similar looking girl appears who says she died in a past time. Adèle tries to discover what happened to her daughter as she is tormented by Celtic mythology from the past.

Starring: Sean Bean, Maria Bello, Richard Elfyn, Maurice Roeves, Abigail Stone
Directed by: John Fawcett
Release date: 2005-09-28
20.

Archangel

3.4
6.5/10
Archangel
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
Directed by: Jon Jones
Release date: 2005-03-18

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