Lincoln Six-Echo (Ewan McGregor) and Jordan Two-Delta (Scarlett Johansson) live among hundreds of fellow inhabitants in a contained, carefully controlled facility in the mid-21st century. The only way out is to be chosen by lottery to go to the Island, the last piece of paradise left on Earth. Recently, Lincoln has begun to question his reality, but he is unprepared for the truth when his curiosity leads him to discover that everything about his existence is a lie. Directed by Michael Bay. With Djimon Hounsou, Sean Bean, Steve Buscemi and Michael Clarke Duncan. Categories: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller. Year: 2005.
2005 in The Island
Vanya Solntsev (Kolya Spiridonov), an abandoned young boy living in a rundown orphanage in a small Russian village, rebels when he learns that he is about to be adopted by a rich Italian couple. After getting help to read his personal file, Vanya sets off to find his birth mother. Directed by Andrei Kravchuk. Categories: Drama, Family. Year: 2005.
2005 in The Italian
Jack (Adrien Brody), a soldier who was shot in the head by a child in Iraq, returns to America suffering from bouts of amnesia. He is wrongly accused of killing a cop and thrown into a mental hospital. He meets a young woman (Keira Knightley) who believes in his innocence, but she can't influence the doctors (Kris Kristofferson and Jennifer Jason Leigh). If he can find a woman he met just before the killing, she can provide him with an alibi. Directed by John Maybury. Categories: Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller. Year: 2005.
2005 in The Jacket
In this true story, enemy soldiers during WWI lay aside their differences and visit each other's trenches in a celebration of the spirit of Christmas. This momentous event turns the destinies of an Anglican priest (Gary Lewis), a French lieutenant (Guillaume Canet), a German tenor (Benno Fürmann) and his soprano singing partner (Diane Kruger). Directed by Christian Carion. Categories: War, Drama, Christmas Classics. Year: 2005.
2005 in Joyeux Noël
When Madeline (Embeth Davidtz), a recently married art gallery owner from Chicago, travels to rural North Carolina to close a deal with a reclusive artist, her husband, George (Alessandro Nivola), uses the opportunity to introduce her to his family who lives nearby. Although George's family members are for the most part hospitable to Madeline, her presence disrupts their country life and brings hidden resentments out into the light. Directed by Phil Morrison. With Scott Wilson, Benjamin McKenzie, Celia Weston and Amy Adams. Categories: Comedy, Drama, Independent Film. Year: 2005.
2005 in Junebug
Back in high school, Chris Brander (Ryan Reynolds) was shy, fat and ridiclued by his classmates. The only bright spot in his life was his friendship with Jamie Palamino (Amy Smart), a beautiful, popular cheerleader. Now, a good looking, well paid music executive, Chris makes an unexpected stop in his home town, where he runs into Jamie and decides that maybe now he can convince her to be more than just friends. Directed by Roger Kumble. With Anna Faris, Chris Klein and Chris Marquette. Categories: Comedy, Romance. Year: 2005.
2005 in Just Friends
When David (Mark Ruffalo) moves into a new apartment, he is shocked when the spirit of the former tenant, a workaholic doctor named Elizabeth (Reese Witherspoon), starts haunting the place. Is she real, or just a figment of his imagination? The trouble is, he's falling in love with her. His slacker buddy, played by Jon Heder of Napoleon Dynamite, urges him to go for it, even if she is a ghost. Directed by Mark Waters. With Ivana Milicevic, Donal Logue, Ron Canada and Dina Waters. Categories: Comedy, Fantasy, Romance. Year: 2005.
2005 in Just Like Heaven
Phil Weston (Will Ferrell) is an average, nice guy who's had to put up with his overly competitive father, Buck (Robert Duvall), for his entire life. When Phil decides to coach his 10-year-old son's soccer team, he ends up going head-to-head against own his father, and the Weston's find themselves going to extreme measures to win the championship trophy. Directed by Jesse Dylan. With Mike Ditka, Kate Walsh, Musetta Vander and Josh Hutcherson. Categories: Comedy, Family, Sports. Year: 2005.
2005 in Kicking & Screaming
Elvis (Gael García Bernal) is a troubled man recently discharged from the Navy who travels to Texas to find the father he's never known. When he meets him, Elvis finds that Dave (William Hurt) is a pastor at a Christian community church, and wants nothing to do with his illegitimate son. But Elvis makes a connection with the pastor's 16-year old daughter, Malerie (Pell James), and tries to seduce her while Dave examines his faith. Directed by James Marsh. Categories: Drama, Independent Film. Year: 2005.
2005 in The King
Filmmaker Carl Denham (Jack Black) sets off with his crew to Skull Island to film his latest epic with leading lady Ann Darrow (Naomi Watts). Filming is interrupted, however, when natives kidnap Ann and a giant gorilla name Kong appears. Later, after being captured and put on display in New York, the giant beast escapes and searches for Ann while the city erupts in panic. Directed by Peter Jackson. With Adrien Brody, Colin Hanks and Jamie Bell. Categories: Action, Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Thriller. Year: 2005.
2005 in King Kong
During the Crusades, destiny comes to a blacksmith named Balian (Orlando Bloom) in the form of his long lost father, Godfrey of Ibelin (Liam Neeson), a Crusader briefly home to France from fighting in the East. Godfrey shows Balian the true meaning of knighthood and takes him on a journey across continents to the Holy Land. Directed by Ridley Scott. With Jeremy Irons, Edward Norton, Alexander Siddig and Eva Green. Categories: Action, Drama, History, War. Year: 2005.
2005 in Kingdom of Heaven
Harry Lockhart (Robert Downey Jr.), a petty thief on the run from the law, stumbles into a movie audition and gets the part. This stroke of luck leads him to Hollywood where he meets Gay Perry (Val Kilmer), a homosexual private eye, and Harmony Faith Lane (Michelle Monaghan), a beautiful aspiring actress who turns out to be his childhood crush. While conducting some research for his movie role with Perry, Lockheart finds himself in the middle of an intricate murder investigation and sets out to uncover the case's sordid details. Directed by Shane Black. With Larry Miller and Corbin Bernsen. Categories: Action, Comedy, Mystery, Thriller. Year: 2005.
2005 in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
A strange, assorted group of young adults living in Little Athens are caught in a dead-end, post-high school void. Heather (Erica Leerhsen) is a neurotic EMS worker convinced that her boyfriend is cheating on her, Jimmy (John Patrick Amedori) is a drug dealing pizza delivery boy, Corey (DJ Qualls) and Pedro (Jorge Garcia) are slacker roommates who clean pools, and Jessica (Jill Ritchie) is avoiding her boyfriend after giving him an STD. Over the course of 24 hours, their paths cross, ultimately leading to a huge house party where they're forced to face the issues they've been running from. Directed by Tom Zuber. With Rachel Miner, Shawn Hatosy, Michael Peña and Eric Szmanda. Categories: Comedy, Drama, Independent Film. Year: 2005.
2005 in Little Athens
When Rosemary (Charlie Ray) walks into Gabe's (Josh Hutcherson) karate class, the 10-year-old's life is changed forever. After an awkward start, the pair begins spending time together exploring their Upper Westside neighborhood via scooter. But, just as Gabe begins to understand the feelings he has for Rosemary, he has to deal with the reality of his parents' (Cynthia Nixon and Bradley Whitford) divorce. With Rosemary set to leave for summer camp, Gabe realizes that he must tell Rosemary how he feels before it's too late. Directed by Mark Levin. With Willie Garson and Tonye Patano. Categories: Romance, Drama, Comedy, Family, New York. Year: 2005.
2005 in Little Manhattan
Life insurance investigator Abe Holt (Forest Whitaker) is sent to verify the death of a escaped convict with a million-dollar policy. After finding the fatal car accident suspicious, Abe is drawn into a conflict the dead man's sister, Isold (Julia Stiles), and her husband (Jeremy Renner). Abe knows the truth, but wants to help Isold escape her difficult life. Directed by Baltasar Kormákur. With Peter Coyote. Categories: Drama, Thriller, Independent Film. Year: 2005.
2005 in A Little Trip to Heaven
Syd (Chris Evans) learns that his ex-girlfriend London (Jessica Biel) is leaving New York without telling him, so he crashes her going away party. Once there, he holes up in the bathroom with a pile of cocaine and an Englishman (Jason Statham) that he barely knows. The two engage in a random drug-fueled conversation while Syd struggles to work up the nerve to talk to London before she leaves forever. Directed by Hunter Richards. With Joy Bryant, Kelli Garner, Dane Cook and Isla Fisher. Categories: Drama, Romance. Year: 2005.
2005 in London
After a drunken high speed police chase, former NFL quarterback Paul Crewe (Adam Sandler) finds himself behind bars. Offered a shortened sentence by football obsessed Warden Hazen (James Cromwell), Crewe is tasked with putting together a team of convicts for a rigged game against the prison guards. With help from a well-connected prisoner named Caretaker (Chris Rock) and aging legend Nate Scarborough (Burt Reynolds) as coach, Crewe ends up connecting with his teammates and begins to rethink throwing the game. Directed by Peter Segal. With Nelly, Terry Crews, David Patrick Kelly, Tracy Morgan, William Fichtner, Allen Covert, Rob Schneider and Courteney Cox. Categories: Comedy, Sports. Year: 2005.
2005 in The Longest Yard
Yuri Orlov (Nicolas Cage) is a Ukrainian immigrant to Brooklyn, NY who decides to make a name for himself as an international arms dealer. While doing business in the world's deadliest war zones, Yuri and his brother, Vitaly (Jared Leto), struggle to stay one step ahead of a relentless Interpol agent (Ethan Hawke), their business rivals, and even some of their customers who intend on using the merchandise against them. Directed by Andrew Niccol. With Bridget Moynahan and Ian Holm. Categories: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller. Year: 2005.
2005 in Lord of War
In 1970s Venice, California, a group of young skateboarders invent the tricks and techniques that form the backbone of modern skate boarding. Known as the Z-Boys, these total unknowns take the world by storm, using the moves they learned surfing waves and skating abandoned swimming pools to revolutionize skate competitions. But, as their fame grows, the pressures of celebrity and the money it brings threatens the friendships in this once close-knit group. Directed by Catherine Hardwicke. With John Robinson, Emile Hirsch, Rebecca De Mornay, Johnny Knoxville, Heath Ledger and Victor Rasuk. Categories: Action, Drama, Sports. Year: 2005.
2005 in Lords of Dogtown
Oliver Geary (Ashton Kutcher), an uptight, career-oriented young man, and the free-spirited Emily Friehl (Amanda Peet) meet on a flight from LA to New York. After a very brief romance, which only spans the duration of the flight, the two part ways, proclaiming that they are woefully unsuited for one another. Oliver gives Emily his phone number, telling her to call his mother in seven years to see if his career and life plans have come to fruition. Over the course of the next seven years, the two bump into each other in various cities and begin to get the feeling that their relationship might be destiny. Directed by Nigel Cole. With Kathryn Hahn, Kal Penn, Jeremy Sisto, Ali Larter, Moon Bloodgood and Molly Cheek. Categories: Romance, Comedy. Year: 2005.
2005 in A Lot Like Love
Two childhood friends, Deco and Naldinho (Lázaro Ramos and Wagner Moura) find themselves locked in a love triangle with a beautiful exotic dancer (Alice Braga). Soon, lust and jealousy rip their friendship apart and turn them against one another. Directed by Sérgio Machado. Categories: Drama, Foreign Film. Year: 2005.
2005 in Lower City
Told from the candid perspective of a group of New York City school kids, this documentary follows their journey into the world of ballroom dancing. As the kids learn about attitude, movement, style and commitment, they transform from typical city kids into poised ladies and gentlemen. The team's hours of practice and perseverance lead up to a final citywide competition. Directed by Marilyn Agrelo. Categories: Documentary. Year: 2005.
2005 in Mad Hot Ballroom
At the Central Park Zoo, a lion (Ben Stiller), a zebra (Chris Rock), a giraffe (David Schwimmer), and a hippo (Jada Pinkett Smith) are best friends and the zoo's star attractions. But when Marty joins up with some penguins planning a jail break, the others break out and try to find him, only to find themselves reunited on a ship en route to Africa. And, after crash landing on Madagascar, the friends must learn how to fend for themselves and interact with real wild animals. Directed by Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath. With Sacha Baron Cohen, Cedric the Entertainer and Andy Richter. Categories: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family. Year: 2005.
2005 in Madagascar
Narrated by Morgan Freeman, this incredible documentary follows the annual journey of the Emperor penguins of Antarctica as they travel to their mating grounds. Months of arduous travel and care by monogamous pairs of penguins brings new life into the world, captured for the first time in this gorgeous and moving tale of love and survival. Directed by Luc Jacquet. Categories: Documentary. Year: 2005.
2005 in March of the Penguins
Chris Wilton (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) is a former tennis prowho climbs into the world of the British upper crust when he gets engaged to one of his wealthy tennis students (Emily Mortimer). But, Wilton soon falls for Nola Rice (Scarlett Johansson), a sexy American actress who is dating his rival and soon-to-be brother-in-law (Matthew Goode). Directed by Woody Allen. With Brian Cox. Categories: Drama, Romance, Thriller. Year: 2005.
2005 in Match Point
When an eccentric, lonely performance artist (Miranda July) catches the eye of Richard (John Hawkes), a newly-single shoe salesman, the two begin a fledgling romantic relationship despite Richard's timidity and hesitation. Meanwhile, Richard’s seven-year-old son (Brandon Ratcliff) begins a provocative exchange with an older woman he meets in a chat room. And, his teenage son (Miles Thompson) becomes a human guinea pig for two devious neighborhood girls (Natasha Slayton and Najarra Townsend) practicing for future romantic encounters. Directed by Miranda July. With Carlie Westerman, Brad William Henke, JoNell Kennedy, Tracy Wright, Hector Elias and Colette Kilroy. Categories: Drama, Independent Film. Year: 2005.
2005 in Me and You and Everyone We Know
In 1929 a poor girl named Chiyo (Suzuka Ohgo) from a fishing village is sold to a geisha house in Kyoto. Her stunning beauty attracts the vindictive jealousy of Hatsumomo (Gong Li), until she is rescued by and taken under the wing of Hatsumomo's bitter rival, Mameha (Michelle Yeoh). Under Mameha's mentorship, Chiyo becomes a famous geisha. As World War II looms, Japan and the geishas' world are changed forever. Directed by Rob Marshall. With, Zoe Weizenbaum and Togo Igawa. Categories: Drama, Romance. Year: 2005.
2005 in Memoirs of a Geisha
After meeting the handsome, intelligent Kevin (Michael Vartan), Charlotte Cantilini (Jennifer Lopez) thinks she has finally found true love. The only trouble is Kevin's insane mother, Viola (Jane Fonda). After recently losing her job, Viola is afraid of losing her son as well, and sets out to keep her son single by doing everything she can to drive Charlotte away. Directed by Robert Luketic. With Wanda Sykes, Adam Scott and Annie Parisse. Categories: Comedy, Romance. Year: 2005.
2005 in Monster-in-Law
John (Brad Pitt) and Jane (Angelina Jolie), a seemingly typical, suburban couple, are bored silent, uncomfortable dinners and looking for a way out of their passionless marriage. What each of them doesn't know is that the other is a high-priced, international assassin, killing on command for the highest bidder. The action heats up when they realize that their next targets are each other, turning their quiet neighborhood into an explosive battleground. Directed by Doug Liman. With Vince Vaughn, Adam Brody, Kerry Washington and Michelle Monaghan. Categories: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Romance, Thriller. Year: 2005.
2005 in Mr. & Mrs. Smith
After a Palestinian terrorist group known as Black September kidnaps and murders eleven Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics, a secret squad of Israeli assassins is assigned to track down and kill those responsible one by one. Putting their own lives in danger to complete a mission of ulitmate revenge takes an emotional toll on the team and its leader, Avner (Eric Bana), who leaves his pregnant wife (Ayelet Zurer) to hunt down the killers. Directed by Steven Spielberg. With Daniel Craig, Geoffrey Rush, Ciarán Hinds, Mathieu Kassovitz and Hanns Zischler. Categories: Drama, History, Thriller. Year: 2005.
2005 in Munich
Sarah Nolan (Diane Lane), a thirty-something preschool teacher, has been divorced for eight months, but is hesitant to re-enter the dating world despite the pressure of her pushy family. Jake (John Cusack) is a recently divorced boat builder who still misses his ex-wife. After Sarah's sister, Carol (Elizabeth Perkins), puts her profile on an online dating site, the two reluctant daters agree to meet at a dog park, even though neither actually owns a dog. As their awkward first meeting develops into something special, both Sarah and Jake realize that love can be found in the most unlikely of places. Directed by Gary David Goldberg. With Dermot Mulroney, Stockard Channing and Christopher Plummer. Categories: Comedy, Romance. Year: 2005.
2005 in Must Love Dogs
Mr. Smith (Colin Firth), a recent widower, seeks assistance from Nanny McPhee (Emma Thompson), a mysterious and rather strange looking woman, to look after his ill-behaved children. The children have managed to drive away seventeen previous nannies and are more than prepared to get rid of another. But, when a little magic starts to happen around the house, the kids might just decide that Nanny McPhee is a keeper. Directed by Kirk Jones. With Angela Lansbury. Categories: Comedy, Family, Fantasy. Year: 2005.
2005 in Nanny McPhee
In 1607, three ships sail from England seeking to establish a foothold on the coast of the New World. Shackled below the deck of one of the ships is a soldier of fortune named John Smith (Colin Farrell). After landing, Smith seeks the assistance of the local tribesmen and meets a beautiful young woman named Pocahontas (Q'Orianka Kilcher). While the world around them changes forever, a bond develops between this Englishman and Native American woman that transcends friendship or romance. Directed by Terrence Malick. With Christopher Plummer and Christian Bale. Categories: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance. Year: 2005.
2005 in The New World
After failing to protect a government scientist, Navy SEAL Shane Wolf (Vin Diesel) is tries to redeem himself by agreeing to protect the scientist's family. Forced to change diapers, cook dinner and drive five children to school, Wolf realizes that child care is his toughest mission yet. Directed by Adam Shankman. With Lauren Graham, Brittany Snow and Brad Garrett. Categories: Comedy, Family. Year: 2005.
2005 in The Pacifier
Two young Palestinian men, Said (Kais Nashif) and Khaled (Ali Suliman), are recruited to carry out a suicide bombing. After spending their last night with their families, the men are brought to the border with bombs strapped to their bodies. When the operation doesn't go according to plan, each man must face his own destiny and stand up for his own convictions. Directed by Hany Abu-Assad. With Lubna Azabal. Categories: Crime, Drama. Year: 2005.
2005 in Paradise Now
Kimberly Joyce (Evan Rachel Wood) is a sexy and manipulative Beverly Hills teenager who will stop at nothing to become famous. To achieve her goal, Kimberly accuses her drama teacher, Mr. Anderson (Ron Livingston), of sexual harassment. Directed by Marcos Siega. With Jane Krakowski, James Woods, Selma Blair and Jaime King. Categories: Comedy, Drama. Year: 2005.
2005 in Pretty Persuasion
Mrs. Bennet (Brenda Blethyn) has always raised her five daughters to be aware of the importance of marrying a wealthy husband to secure their futures. But, the situation becomes desperate when the family learns that if Mr. Bennet (Donald Sutherland) dies before one of his daughters marries, their estate will be handed over to a distant cousin. Luckily, wealthy bachelor Mr. Bingley (Simon Woods) and his friend Mr. Darcy (Matthew Macfadyen) arrive in town to spend the summer, bringing with them a sense of hope. But, while the shy, beautiful Jane (Rosamund Pike) quickly falls in love with Mr. Bingley, independent, strong-willed Lizzie (Keira Knightley) finds Mr. Darcy snobbish and swears to loathe him forever. Directed by Joe Wright. With Jena Malone, Tom Hollander and Judi Dench. Categories: Drama, Romance, Based on a Novel. Year: 2005.
2005 in Pride & Prejudice
Uma Thurman plays an accomplished New York professional who is still single at age 37. When she starts dating a much younger guy (Bryan Greenberg) she is eager to share the news with her therapist (Meryl Streep). But the therapist figures out quickly that the new boyfriend is her own son, although she doesn't share the news with her patient. Prime is a contemporary comedy about what happens when three people who all care about each other are suddenly put in an impossible situation. Directed by Ben Younger. With Uma Thurman, Bryan Greenberg and Meryl Streep. Categories: Comedy, Drama, Romance. Year: 2005.
2005 in Prime
Max Bialystock (Nathan Lane), a shady Broadway producer, and Leo Bloom (Matthew Broderick), his nerdy accountant, concoct a scheme to over finance a huge flop and pocket the excess budget. But, despite their best efforts, the show becomes an unexpected smash hit. Directed by Susan Stroman. With Uma Thurman and Will Ferrell. Categories: Comedy, Musical, Remake. Year: 2005.
2005 in The Producers
When Captain Stanley (Ray Winstone) captures Charlie Burns (Guy Pearce), a notorious outlaw, he makes him an offer. Either he tracks down and kills his older brother (Danny Huston), or his younger brother (Richard Wilson) will be executed in nine days. Directed by John Hillcoat. With David Wenham, Emily Watson and John Hurt. Categories: Action, Crime, Drama, Western, Independent Film. Year: 2005.
2005 in The Proposition
Lisa Reisert (Rachel McAdams) never liked flying, but on an overnight flight to Miami she learns that planes are the least of her worries. Upon boarding, Lisa is pleased to find that she is seated next to Jackson (Cillian Murphy), a charming man she had a drink with at the airport terminal. But, just after takeoff, Jackson reveals that he is on a mission to kill the Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security, and Lisa is the key to the plot. Directed by Wes Craven. With Brian Cox and Jayma Mays. Categories: Action, Drama, Thriller. Year: 2005.
2005 in Red Eye
In this screen adaptation of the hit Broadway rock opera, Mark Cohen (Anthony Rapp), an aspiring film-maker, has lost his performance artist girlfriend, Maureen (Idina Menzel), to an uptight lawyer named Joanne (Tracie Thoms). Mark's roommate Roger (Adam Pascal) is an HIV-positive would-be musician who has misgivings about getting involved with Mimi (Rosario Dawson), an exotic dancer. Tom Collins (Jesse L. Martin), a disgruntled professor, falls for a transgendered street-drummer, Angel (Wilson Jermaine Heredia). Together this group of down and out friends must grapple with poverty, AIDS, suicide, commercialism and artistic stagnation. Directed by Chris Columbus. With Taye Diggs and Sarah Silverman. Categories: Drama, Musical, New York. Year: 2005.
2005 in Rent
Jake Green (Jason Statham), a hotshot gambler banned from most casinos, is invited to sit in on a private game with Dorothy Macha (Ray Liotta), a crime boss with little skill who wins by exploiting his reputation and violent intimidation. Jake isn't afraid of Macha, and, instead of letting the boss win, he takes his money and insults him at every turn. After the game, Macha puts out a hit on Jake, who teams up with a pair of brothers (Vincent Pastore and André Benjamin), who are out to take Macha down. Directed by Guy Ritchie. With Terence Maynard. Categories: Crime, Drama, Thriller. Year: 2005.
2005 in Revolver
After escaping from the curse of a mysterious video tape that killed everyone else unfortunate enough to watch it, journalist Rachel Keller (Naomi Watts) and her son, Aidan (David Dorfman), move from Seattle to a small coastal town in Oregon, hoping to leave the horrifying tragedy behind them. But, after being in their new home for only a short time, another death occurs which seems eerily familiar to Rachel. When her investigation once again leads her to possess the dreaded tape, Rachels destroys it, believing that they curse may be put to rest once and for all. Her hopes prove to be short lived, however, when she returns home to discover that Samara, the young girl depicted in the tape, has made an intimate connection with Aiden that may cos thim his soul. Directed by Hideo Nakata. With Simon Baker, Elizabeth Perkins, Gary Cole, Sissy Spacek, Ryan Merriman and Emily VanCamp. Categories: Horror, Thriller, Drama, Mystery. Year: 2005.
2005 in The Ring Two
This documentary showcases krumping, a frenetic, groundbreaking dance movement born on the streets of South Central Los Angeles. With roots in clowning, hip hop and African tribal rituals, krumping is an aggressive, visually stunning performance art that provides a positive outlet for many young people leading difficult lives. Directed by David LaChapelle. With Tommy the Clown. Categories: Documentary, Dance. Year: 2005.
2005 in Rize
After becoming engaged to her boyfriend Jeff (Mark Ruffalo), Sarah Huttington (Jennifer Aniston) travels home to Pasadena for her sister Annie's (Mena Suvari) wedding. Unsure about her new engagement and the direction of her career, Sarah's life is further complicated when she learns that her mother (Jennifer Bini Taylor) and grandmother (Shirley MacLaine) may have been the inspiration for the novel The Graduate. To learn the truth, Sarah tracks down Beau Burroughs (Kevin Costner), who she believes might be her father. But, when she learns that isn't the case, she ends up falling in love with him, adding another chapter to this timeless love story. Directed by Rob Reiner. With Richard Jenkins, Christopher McDonald, Mike Vogel and Kathy Bates. Categories: Comedy, Romance. Year: 2005.
2005 in Rumor Has It...
Matthew McConaughey is an adventurer who finds a coin he is sure comes from a cargo of treasure that was lost in the ocean during the Civil War. The treasure has ended up underneath the Saharan Desert. He persuades an archeologist (Penélope Cruz) and an old buddy of his (Steve Zahn) to help him track down the treasure, which will be worth a fortune. But they aren't the only ones after the gold, and they face enemies from all sides as they pursue the loot. Directed by Breck Eisner. With Lennie James, William H. Macy and Lambert Wilson. Categories: Action, Adventure, Comedy. Year: 2005.
2005 in Sahara
When Jigsaw (Tobin Bell) returns with another diabolical plot, he draws detective Eric Matthews (Donnie Wahlberg) into a danger game involving eight innocent victims, including Eric's son Daniel (Erik Knudsen). While the victims navigate through a booby-trapped shelter in search of the antidote for the nerve gas they have been breathing , Eric must find a way to convince Jigsaw to set them free and save his son. Directed by Darren Lynn Bousman. With Shawnee Smith, Franky G and Glenn Plummer. Categories: Crime, Horror, Thriller. Year: 2005.
2005 in Saw II
Mirabelle (Claire Danes), a plain, quiet young woman who works at a department store, finds the order of her mundane existence disrupted after meeting two very different men. Ray (Steve Martin) is a wealthy, well-spoken older man, and Jeremy (Jason Schwartzman) is an immature, socially awkward twentysomething without a penny to his name. Used to being alone, Mirabelle must make a choice between the two men as she struggles with her new life in Los Angeles. Directed by Anand Tucker. With Bridgette Wilson, Sam Bottoms and Frances Conroy. Categories: Drama, Romance, Based on a Novel. Year: 2005.
2005 in Shopgirl
Marv (Mickey Rourke) is an enormous thug who prowls the streets of Basin City looking for the killer of his love, Goldie (Jaime King). Hartigan (Bruce Willis) is a cop on a crooked police force trying to stop a Senator's disturbed son (Nick Stahl), who has an unhealthy obsession with young girls. Their stories make up just two to the twisted tales of the dark, hard-boiled world that is Sin City. Directed by Robert Rodriguez. With Benicio Del Toro, Jessica Alba, Devon Aoki, Alexis Bledel, Rosario Dawson, Josh Hartnett, Brittany Murphy, Clive Owen and Elijah Wood. Categories: Action, Crime, Thriller. Year: 2005.
2005 in Sin City
Journey the world as one yellow surfboard is shared by a group of friends. Mailed from one destination and one surfer to the next, this board unites a small group of dedicated surfers who have never met one another. Shot on location in California, Australia, Mexico, Hawaii and Japan. Directed by Jason Baffa. Categories: Sports, Documentary. Year: 2005.
2005 in Single Fin Yellow
Based on the bestselling novel by Ann Brashares, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants is about four very different high-school friends, who find a pair of jeans in a second-hand store that fits all of them perfectly, even though they are different sizes. American Ferrara (of TV's Ugly Betty), Amber Tamblyn (star of the series Joan of Arcadia), Alexis Bledel (Rory on The Gilmore Girls) and Blake Lively (Gossip Girl) co-star in the story that takes place the summer before senior year. Directed by Ken Kwapis. With Mike Vogel and Bradley Whitford. Categories: Adventure, Comedy, Romance. Year: 2005.
2005 in The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
In Nazi Germany in 1943, a group of idealistic young people, known as the White Rose group, plotted to bring down Hitler. They were caught, tortured and sentenced to death. The key members of this group were Sophie Scholl (Julia Jentsch) and her brother, Hans (Fabian Hinrichs). This focuses on Sophie's last days before her execution and how she defied her Nazi interrogator (Gerald Alexander Held). Directed by Marc Rothemund. Categories: Biography, Crime, Drama, History, War. Year: 2005.
2005 in Sophie Scholl - Die letzten Tage
In 1986 Park Slope, Brooklyn, Bernard Berkman (Jeff Daniels), a once promising author, now spends more time teaching than writing. When his wife, Joan (Laura Linney), begins to pursue her own literary talent, years of tension come to a head and break up the family. With their sons Walt (Jesse Eisenberg) and Frank (Owen Kline) left confused, hurt and searching for answers, Joan continues an affair with Frank's tennis coach (William Baldwin), while Bernard makes advances on one of his college students (Anna Paquin), whom Walt has fallen for. Directed by Noah Baumbach. Categories: Comedy, Drama, Independent Film. Year: 2005.
2005 in The Squid and the Whale
After leading a three year campaign against the evil General Grievous' (Matthew Wood) droid armies, Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) and Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen) have become heroes. Returning home following the daring rescue of Chancellor Palpatine (Ian McDiarmid), Anakin is reunited with Padme (Natalie Portman) and learns that his young wife is pregnant. But, when he is plagued by visions of Padme dying during childbirth, Anakin falls under the devious control of Chancellor Palpatine (Ian McDiarmid), submitting to the dark side of the Force and beginning his transformation into Darth Vader. Directed by George Lucas. With Samuel L. Jackson and Jimmy Smits. Categories: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi. Year: 2005.
2005 in Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith
Even-tempered psychiatrist Sam Foster (Ewan McGregor) attempts to thwart his patient Henry's (Ryan Gosling) plan to commit suicide on his 21st birthday. As Sam is drawn into the complex entanglements of Henry's problems, he loses his grip on his own life as the world around him gets increasingly surreal. Sam's relationship with his girlfriend and former patient Lila (Naomi Watts) suffers as a result, and eventually he is unable to determine where his consciousness ends and Henry's subconscious begins. Directed by Marc Forster. With Bob Hoskins, Elizabeth Reaser, Kate Burton and Janeane Garofalo. Categories: Drama, Mystery, Thriller. Year: 2005.
2005 in Stay
When the military develops "EDI," a deadly new aircraft that flies using an advanced artificial intelligence, US Navy test pilots Ben Gannon (Josh Lucas), Kara Wade (Jessica Biel) and Henry Purcell (Jamie Foxx) are hesitant to accept their new wingman. Their opinions begin to change when EDI proves useful during their first mission. But, when a lightning storm fries EDI's circuitry and turns it stops following commands, it is up to the human pilots to ground the renegade aircraft and prevent a nuclear war. Directed by Rob Cohen. With Sam Shepard and Joe Morton. Categories: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller. Year: 2005.
2005 in Stealth
This documentary follows the 2002 mayoral race in Newark, New Jersey. In a city where the vote is earned on the street, newcomer Cory Booker attempts to unseat longtime mayor Sharpe James. While the democratic process is celebrated, the slander, fraud and ethical challenges that go along with it are shown first hand. Directed by Marshall Curry. Categories: Documentary. Year: 2005.
2005 in Street Fight
Antonio (John Leguizamo) is an aspiring singer/songwriter who moves from Mexico to Los Angeles to try to make it. But he finds many obstacles in his way to a successful career and also gets involved with two women. One, played by Ana Claudia Talancón, is a medical student devoted to her ailing father. The other, a divorcee (Elizabeth Peça), is a talented singer. He wants the singer to join his band for a radio contest, then wonders whether he should leave his roots behind and start singing in English. Directed by Renée Chabria. Categories: Comedy, Drama. Year: 2005.
2005 in Sueno
Inge Alltenburg (Elizabeth Reaser) travels from Norway to Minnesota in the 1920s to marry Olaf Torvik (Tim Guinee), a country farmer whom she has never met. After the pair learn that they will be unable to marry due to Inge's German citizenship, they must also deal with the community's cold treatment due to the the war in Germany. Ostracized from the community, Inge and Olaf are forced to harvest their crop completely by hand and alone. But, eventually, after Inge begins to learn English, the town warms to the woman, and she and Olaf find love through their shared hardships. Directed by Ali Selim. With Patrick Heusinger, Alan Cumming, Ned Beatty and Alex Kingston. Categories: Drama, Romance. Year: 2005.
2005 in Sweet Land
An oil executive (Matt Damon) makes a major deal with a sheik after his son is killed in an accident on a business trip. At the same time, a veteran CIA operative (George Clooney) watches as politics overtake judgment and warning signs are ignored in the fight against terrorism. Meanwhile, a lawyer's (Jeffrey Wright) morals are tested during the merger of two powerful oil companies, and a Pakistani teenager is recruited by a charismatic cleric. Directed by Stephen Gaghan. With Christopher Plummer, Chris Cooper, Amanda Peet, Alexander Siddig and William Hurt. Categories: Drama, Thriller. Year: 2005.
2005 in Syriana
Nick Naylor (Aaron Eckhart), the chief spokesman for Big Tobacco, can spin any story. With an answer for everything, Naylor makes his living defending the rights of smokers and cigarette companies who face increased scrutiny and a tidal wave of negative public opinion. With health nuts on the warpath and Senator Ortolan Finistirre (William H. Macy) pushing to require poison labels on packs of cigarettes, Nick goes on an all-out PR offensive. But, with Naylor's newfound notariety comes the need to explain his less than honorable actions to his son Joey (Cameron Bright). Directed by Jason Reitman. With Todd Louiso, J.K. Simmons, Rob Lowe, Adam Brody, Katie Holmes, David Koechner, Robert Duvall, Sam Elliott and Maria Bello. Categories: Comedy, Drama. Year: 2005.
2005 in Thank You for Smoking
When Melquiades Estrada (Julio Cedillo) is accidentally murdered by a Texas Border Patrolman Mike Norton (Barry Pepper), his friend Pete Perkins (Tommy Lee Jones) sets out to keep a promise he made to see that Melquiades is buried in his Mexican hometown. After kidnapping Norton and digging up his friend's body, Perkins begins a dangerous journey over harsh terrain while trying to elude a police search party. With only a story to lead his way, Perkins never wavers in his dedication to see that his promise is fulfilled. Directed by Tommy Lee Jones. With January Jones and Melissa Leo. Categories: Adventure, Crime, Drama, Western. Year: 2005.
2005 in The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada
Justin Cobb (Lou Taylor Pucci) is desperate to find a way to stop sucking his thumb and alleviate the undue stress his habit puts on his family, his love life and his identity. His father (Vincent D'Onofrio) gives him a cayenne-pepper cream and takes him fly-fishing. His mother (Tilda Swinton) is wrapped up in a fake relationship with a TV star. The only thing that stops his thumbsucking is hypnosis therapy administered by his orthodontist (Keanu Reeves), but the problem resurfaces in other forms. Directed by Mike Mills. With Benjamin Bratt and Vince Vaughn. Categories: Comedy, Drama. Year: 2005.
2005 in Thumbsucker
Bree (Felicity Huffman), a pre-operative male-to-female transsexual, is eager to embrace her new life as a woman. However, her old life as a man suddenly catches up with her when she receives a phone call from a teenager named Toby (Kevin Zegers), who is apparently her son from a long-forgotten sexual encounter. The phone call is not for a friendly chat, but a request for bail for the hustling runaway. Bree flies from LA to New York to bail Toby out of jail and offers him a cross-country ride. But, her real plan is to abandon Toby with his step-father. Bree struggles to reconcile her old life with her new as her already complicated life gets just a bit more complicated. Directed by Duncan Tucker. With Fionnula Flanagan, Elizabeth Peña, Burt Young and Graham Greene. Categories: Drama. Year: 2005.
2005 in Transamerica
Bart (Bob Hoskins) is a fierce gangster who maintains his chokehold on the mean streets of Glascow through his enforcer Danny (Jet Li), who he has raised as a savage killer since he was a child. Kept prisoner by Bart, Danny has a chance encounter with a blind piano tuner named Sam (Morgan Freeman) and experiences true kindness and the power of music for the first time. When Danny is able to escape, he takes refuge with Sam and his stepdaughter Victoria (Kerry Condon), whom he must protect when Bart and his gangsters come looking for him. Directed by Louis Leterrier. Categories: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller. Year: 2005.
2005 in Unleashed
V (Hugo Weaving), a masked freedom fighter, takes up arms against a totalitarian government in futuristic Great Britain. At once literary, flamboyant, tender and intellectual, V is also bitter, lonely and driven by a personal need for revenge. After rescuing her from an attack by a group of corrupt policemen, V finds an unlikely ally in the form of Evey Hammond (Natalie Portman). With her help, V persuades the citizens of his country to oppose the state's oppression with magnificent violence. Directed by James McTeigue. With Stephen Rea, Stephen Fry and John Hurt. Categories: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller. Year: 2005.
2005 in V for Vendetta
Dean (Justin Long) didn't consider working at Shenaniganz a waste of time until he learned about a former classmate's success. But, Dean's friend Monty (Ryan Reynolds) couldn't care less. During the course of one shift, Monty trains a shy new employee (John Francis Daley), and introduces him to the rest of the Shenangan's crew: the tough-talking ex-girlfriend, Serena (Anna Faris), the over-zealous manager, Dan (David Koechner), and disgusting head cook Raddimus (Luis Guzmán). Directed by Rob McKittrick. With Chi McBride, Dane Cook, Emmanuelle Chriqui and Andy Milonakis. Categories: Comedy. Year: 2005.
2005 in Waiting...
While growing up during the Great Depression, Johnny Cash (Joaquin Phoenix) quickly learns to love music. This film explores the life of this country legend, starting with his early years on a cotton farm to his rise to success. But, the focal point quickly becomes the love he shares with musician June Carter (Reese Witherspoon). Directed by James Mangold. With Robert Patrick. Categories: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance. Year: 2005.
2005 in Walk the Line
Ray Ferrier (Tom Cruise) has seen better days. Estranged from his family, he is left to care for his son (Justin Chatwin) and daughter (Dakota Fanning) when his ex-wife leaves town. The kids aren't happy and neither is he. When disaster strikes in the form of an alien invasion, Ray must rise to extraordinary heights as he attempts to save his family from extraterrestrial invaders of enormous power. Directed by Steven Spielberg. With Tim Robbins and Miranda Otto. Directed by Steven Spielberg. Categories: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller. Year: 2005.
2005 in War of the Worlds
Each year, John Beckwith (Owen Wilson) and Jeremy Klein (Vince Vaughn) look forward to wedding season so they can take advantage of the heightened romantic mood and invent fool proof stories to entice the women they meet. Life couldn't be better for the two shameless sleaze balls, until John falls hard for Claire (Rachel McAdams), daughter of Secretary William Cleary (Christopher Walken). With their whole way of life threatened, Jeremy does his best to cope and back up his friend's quest, while fending off the advances of Claire's unstable sister (Isla Fisher). Directed by David Dobkin. With Jane Seymour, Rebecca De Mornay and Bradley Cooper. Categories: Comedy, Romance. Year: 2005.
2005 in Wedding Crashers
Upon his release from prison, kind-hearted conman Wendell Baker (Luke Wilson) gets a job at a retirement hotel near the Texas-Mexico border. With his longtime girlfriend Doreen (Eva Mendes) and good friend Reyes (Jacob Vargas) still giving him the cold shoulder after his last scam, Wendell bonds with three residents of the hotel (Seymour Cassel, Kris Kristofferson and Harry Dean Stanton). When it becomes apparent that the head nurse (Owen Wilson) is running a scam of his own, Wendell helps his new friends organize a rebellion, while they help him win back his love. Directed by Andrew Wilson and Luke Wilson. With Eddie Griffin. Categories: Comedy, Drama, Romance. Year: 2005.
2005 in The Wendell Baker Story
In the 1950's, Lanny Morris (Kevin Bacon), a manic comedian, and Vince Collins (Colin Firth), his cool and collected straight man, are the most beloved entertainers in America. When a dead beauty is found in their hotel room, their reputations are sullied and their partnership comes to an end. But, due to their airtight alibis, neither showman is ever charged with the crime. Fifteen years later, Karen O'Connor (Alison Lohman), a young female journalist, tries to uncover the truth behind the breakup and the events that led up to the unsolved murder. Directed by Atom Egoyan. With Maury Chaykin and Rachel Blanchard. Categories: Drama, Mystery. Year: 2005.
2005 in Where the Truth Lies
In Shanghai in the late 1930s, Todd Jackson (Ralph Fiennes), a former US diplomat, has gone blind and spends his days thinking of his long-dead wife and children. After an unexpected windfall, he pursues the dream of creating the perfect bar. Eventually, he forms a relationship with a refugee White Russian countess (Natasha Richardson) who has been reduced to working as a taxi driver and prostitute to support members of her late husband's family. Directed by James Ivory. With Lynn Redgrave and Vanessa Redgrave. Categories: Drama, History, Romance. Year: 2005.
2005 in The White Countess
This documentary focuses on the military industrial complex and the rise of the American Empire. It surveys a half-century of military action and argues that the US economy's survival depends on a state of constant war. Directed by Eugene Jarecki. With John McCain, Gore Vidal and Dwight D. Eisenhower. Categories: Documentary, History. Year: 2005.
2005 in Why We Fight
Twenty-something pals Kristy (Kestie Morassi), Ben (Nathan Phillips) and Liz (Cassandra Magrath) take a road trip through Australia to hike through Wolf Creek National Park. After spending time camping, the trio returns to their car and finds that it won't start. Their troubles escalate when a local bushman offers to make the repairs, and then takes them captive. Directed by Greg McLean. With John Jarratt. Categories: Horror, Thriller, Adventure, Crime. Year: 2005.
2005 in Wolf Creek
When Admiral Frank Beardsley (Dennis Quaid), a strict widower with eight children, marries his high school sweetheart Helen (Rene Russo), a free-spirited fashion designer with ten children of her own, the sheer size of their new fmaily is enough to give them a headache. But, when the two sets of children begin to clash, a giant turf war begins, pitting brother against brother and sister against sister. To make the marriage work, Frank and Helen will have to find a way to make peace between the warring factions before their house is torn apart. Directed by Raja Gosnell. With Sean Faris, Drake Bell, Rip Torn and David Koechner. Categories: Comedy, Family. Year: 2005.
2005 in Yours, Mine and Ours