Best Science Fiction Movies of 2005

1.

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
2.

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
3.

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
4.

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
5.

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
6.

Robots

5.3

Rodney Copperbottom is a young robot inventor who dreams of making the world a better place, until the evil Ratchet takes over Big Weld Industries. Now, Rodney's dreams – and those of his friends – are in danger of becoming obsolete.

Starring: Robin Williams, Ewan McGregor, Halle Berry, Mel Brooks, Paula Abdul
Directed by: Chris Wedge, Carlos Saldanha
Release date: 2005-03-10
7.

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
8.

Primer

5.0

Friends and fledgling entrepreneurs invent a device in their garage which reduces the apparent mass of any object placed inside it, but they discover that it has some highly unexpected capabilities - ones that could enable them to do and to have seemingly anything they want. Taking advantage of this unique opportunity is the first challenge they face. Dealing with the consequences is the next.

Starring: Shane Carruth, David Sullivan, Casey Gooden, Anand Upadhyaya, Carrie Crawford
Directed by: Shane Carruth
Release date: 2005-06-02
9.

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
10.

Tideland

4.8

Because of the actions of her irresponsible parents, a young girl is left alone on a decrepit country estate and survives inside her fantastic imagination.

Starring: Jodelle Ferland, Janet McTeer, Jennifer Tilly, Jeff Bridges, Brendan Fletcher
Directed by: Terry Gilliam
Release date: 2005-09-09
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4.7
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A rag doll fights a monster that has been stealing the souls of his people. This film was Shane Acker's thesis project at UCLA film school. 11 min short, not to be confused with the 79 min 2009 feature version.
Directed by: Shane Acker
Release date: 2005-04-21
12.

Æon Flux

4.6

400 years into the future, disease has wiped out the majority of the world's population, except one walled city, Bregna, ruled by a congress of scientists. When Æon Flux, the top operative in the underground 'Monican' rebellion, is sent on a mission to kill a government leader, she uncovers a world of secrets.

Starring: Charlize Theron, Marton Csokas, Jonny Lee Miller, Sophie Okonedo, Frances McDormand
Directed by: Karyn Kusama
Release date: 2005-11-30
13.

Land of the Dead

4.5

The world is full of zombies and the survivors have barricaded themselves inside a walled city to keep out the living dead. As the wealthy hide out in skyscrapers and chaos rules the streets, the rest of the survivors must find a way to stop the evolving zombies from breaking into the city.

Starring: Simon Baker, John Leguizamo, Dennis Hopper, Asia Argento, Robert Joy
Directed by: George A. Romero
Release date: 2005-06-24
14.

Elektra

3.9

Elektra the warrior survives a near-death experience, becomes an assassin-for-hire, and tries to protect her two latest targets, a single father and his young daughter, from a group of supernatural assassins.

Starring: Jennifer Garner, Goran Visnjic, Will Yun Lee, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Terence Stamp
Directed by: Rob Bowman
Release date: 2005-01-13
15.

Doom

3.9

A team of space marines known as the Rapid Response Tactical Squad, led by Sarge, is sent to a science facility on Mars after somebody reports a security breach. There, they learn that the alert came after a test subject, a mass murderer purposefully injected with alien DNA, broke free and began killing people. Dr. Grimm, who is related to team member Reaper, informs them all that the chromosome can mutate humans into monsters -- and is highly infectious.

Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Karl Urban, Rosamund Pike, Ben Daniels, Deobia Oparei
Directed by: Andrzej Bartkowiak
Release date: 2005-10-20
16.

Alive in Joburg

3.8
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A documentary-style short film about the arrival of an alien spaceship over Johannesburg, South Africa.
Starring: Dawie Ackermann, Jason Cope, Sharlto Copley, Braam Greyling, Godfrey Seome
Directed by: Neill Blomkamp
Release date: 2005-01-01
17.

Rubber Johnny

3.5
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An experimental music video about a wheelchair-bound boy who morphs and moves to an Aphex Twin song. The experience gets weirder when he takes cocaine and everything gets out of control.
Directed by: Chris Cunningham
Release date: 2005-06-20
18.

The Batman vs. Dracula

3.5
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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
19.

Aliens of the Deep

3.4
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James Cameron teams up with NASA scientists to explore the Mid-Ocean Ridge, a submerged chain of mountains that band the Earth and are home to some of the planet's most unique life forms.
Starring: Anatoly M. Sagalevitch, Pamela Conrad, James Cameron
Directed by: James Cameron, Steven Quale
Release date: 2005-01-21
20.

A Sound of Thunder

3.4
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When a hunter sent back to the prehistoric era runs off the path he must not leave, he causes a chain reaction that alters history in disastrous ways.
Starring: Heike Makatsch, Armin Rohde, David Oyelowo, Wilfried Hochholdinger, Edward Burns
Directed by: Peter Hyams
Release date: 2005-05-15

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