After finding a set of instructions intended for someone else, the normally unadventurous Sebastian (George Babluani) decides to follow them, even though he's not sure where they will lead. Trailed by policeman, Sabastian eventually makes it to his destination and finds himself in the middle of an sinister underground society where men bet on the lives of other men. Directed by Géla Babluani. With Pascal Bongard, Aurélien Recoing, Fred Ulysse and Nicolas Pignon. Categories: Crime, Thriller, Foreign Film. Year: 2005.
2005 in 13 Tzameti
Andy Stitzer (Steve Carell) has a comfortable job at an electronics superstore, a nice apartment with an amazing collection of action figures and comic books, good friends, and a pleasant personality. But there's just one little thing he hasn't quite gotten around to doing yet. And, when his buddies at the store find out, they consider it their duty to help Andy with his situation and go to great lengths to find him a woman. Directed by Judd Apatow. With Catherine Keener, Paul Rudd, Seth Rogen, Romany Malco, Elizabeth Banks and Leslie Mann. Categories: Comedy, Romance. Year: 2005.
2005 in The 40 Year Old Virgin
In the year 2415, the world's population has been so drastically decimated by a sweeping virus that all of the earth's inhabitants live within one walled "perfect" city, Bregna. Bregna is ruled by a tribunal of scientists who exert complete control over its citizens. However, an underground rebellion is underway, led by the Handler (Frances McDormand). Aeon Flux (Charlize Theron), a skilled, acrobatic assassin, is assigned with a critical mission - to kill Trevor Goodchild (Marton Csokas), the government's sinister leader. Directed by Karyn Kusama. With Jonny Lee Miller, Sophie Okonedo and Amelia Warner. Categories: Action, Sci-Fi, Adventure, Thriller. Year: 2005.
2005 in Aeon Flux
A critically acclaimed documentary about the fascinating creatures that live at the bottom of the ocean, this film uses state-of-the-art technology to show the mysteries of the depths. It takes you more than two-and-a-half miles into the ocean to investigate a world that it has only recently become possible to see. A movie designed for audiences of all ages. Directed by Steven Quale. Categories: Documentary. Year: 2005.
2005 in Aliens of the Deep
Divorcee Andy Sargentee (Jeff Bridges) sets out to make his dreams of fortune and fame come true by producing an adult film starring the citizens of his small town. With the help of five friends, Andy convinces the town to take part in his "genius" idea. But, as the film rolls, Andy and his friends soon discover that adult film isn't child's play, and end up shooting a hilarious record of their bumpy misadventure through the land of porn. Directed by Michael Traeger. With Tim Blake Nelson, Joe Pantoliano, William Fichtner, Ted Danson, Patrick Fugit, Lauren Graham and Jeanne Tripplehorn. Categories: Comedy. Year: 2005.
2005 in The Amateurs
Andre (Jamel Debbouze) gets a second chance to set his life right after saving a woman from a supposed suicide attempt in the Seine. Andre falls for his damsel-in-distress, Angela (Rie Rasmussen), yet, in an ironic twist, it is Angela who saves Andre. Angela, as her name suggests, is actually an angel sent to save Andre from his own fate. Directed by Luc Besson. With Gilbert Melki and Serge Riaboukine. Categories: Foreign Film, Drama, Romance, Fantasy, Comedy. Language: French. Year: 2005.
2005 in Angel-A
Penn Jillette and Paul Provenza invite some of thebiggest names in entertainment to give their take on the world's dirtiest joke, an old burlesque routine, too extreme to be performed in public. Comedians, including George Carlin, Whoopi Goldberg, Drew Carey, Gilbert Gottfried, Bob Saget, Paul Reiser and Sarah Silverman, reminisce, analyze, deconstruct the joke before delivering their own raunchy versions. Directed by Paul Provenza. With Jason Alexander, Hank Azaria, Howie Mandel, Jon Stewart, Robin Williams and many more. Categories: Documentary, Comedy. Year: 2005.
2005 in The Aristocrats
Two 30-something men who don't know what to do with their lives head off on a road trip. Colton (Josh Alexander) is a struggling actor determined to meet Donald Sutherland, who lives in Montreal. Ben (Robert Bogue), an unemployed romantic, in search of a relationship. Some unexpected encounters along the way force the two to confront some of their own demons and face some difficult truths. Directed by Bruce Van Dusen. With Josh Alexander, Robert Bogue, William Bogert, Helen Coxe and Jane Summerhays. Categories: Comedy. Year: 2005.
2005 in Backseat
Morris Buttermaker (Billy Bob Thornton), an alcoholic and former professional baseball player, is bribed by an uptight lawyer, Roy Bullock (Greg Kinnear), to coach a failing little league team. Although Morris is an unusual choice for a motivational coach, he does manage to help the team achieve a comeback and raise their spirits. Directed by Richard Linklater. With Marcia Gay Harden, Timmy Deters, Sammi Kane Kraft, Seth Adkins, Ridge Canipe and Brandon Craggs. Categories: Comedy, Sports. Year: 2005.
2005 in Bad News Bears
As a young child, Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) watched helplessly as his parents were gunned down, victims of a petty criminal in corrupt Gotham city. Grown up and hardened by training under the ninja lord Ra's Al-Ghul (Ken Watanabe), Wayne returns to Gotham to become a force of justice: Batman. His first task is dealing with and old friend-turned-foe, Henri Ducard (Liam Neeson), whose League of Shadows intends on driving the Gotham's citizens mad using an exotic poison. Director Christopher Nolan (Memento) returns the series to its dark and serious roots. With Michael Caine, Katie Holmes and Morgan Freeman. Categories: Action, Adventure, Crime, Fantasy, Thriller. Year: 2005.
2005 in Batman Begins
John Travolta is back as Chilly Palmer, the loan shark turned movie producer in the sequel to Get Shorty. In this film, based on the bestselling novel by Elmore Leonard, Chilly gets into the rap music business. But even the cut-throat movie scene didn't prepare him for the types he meets here, including a sleazy music producer (Vince Vaughn), his gay bodyguard (Dwayne Johnson) and his partner (James Woods). He still finds time to romance the widow (Uma Thurman) of a murdered music executive and a young singer who may become the next big pop diva (Christina Milian). Musicians Steven Tyler, Andre Benjamin, Wyclef Jean, Sergio Mendes and Gene Simmons have cameos. Directed by F. Gary Gray. With Cedric the Entertainer. Categories: Comedy, Crime. Year: 2005.
2005 in Be Cool
Opal (AnnaSophia Robb), a 10-year-old girl abandoned by her mother, moves to Florida to live with her father (Jeff Daniels), a preacher. One day at the local supermarket, Opal finds a stray dog and adopts him, naming the pooch Winn-Dixie after the store where he was found. Together with her new pal, Opal makes friends in her new home and reconnects with her father. Directed by Wayne Wang. With Cicely Tyson, Dave Matthews and Elle Fanning. Categories: Comedy, Drama, Family. Year: 2005.
2005 in Because of Winn-Dixie