Sunday, January 1, 2006

Top Ten of 2005

This list was made in early 2006, but posted on 17 April 2014 and backdated to 1 January 2006.

1. Caché (Hidden) dir. Michael Haneke
2. Capote dir. Bennett Miller
3. Brokeback Mountain dir. Ang Lee
4. Match Point dir. Woody Allen
5. Munich dir. Steven Spielberg
6. A History of Violence dir. David Cronenberg
7. Grizzly Man dir. Werner Herzog
8. Good Night, and Good Luck dir. George Clooney
9. Syriana dir. Stephen Gaghan
10. Der Untergang (Downfall) dir. Oliver Hirschbiegel

All films seen from 2005 (based on US commercial release dates)
+ part of my collection
* review available on this site
bold titles received at least one Oscar nomination


+The 40 Year Old Virgin dir. Judd Apatow
9 Songs dir. Michael Winterbottom
The Aristocrats dir. Paul Provenza
The Ballad of Jack and Rose dir. Rebecca Miller
Batman Begins dir. Christopher Nolan
Be Cool dir. F. Gary Gray
The Best of Youth (La meglio gioventu) dir. Marco Tullio Giordana
Bewitched dir. Nora Ephron
Breakfast on Pluto dir. Neil Jordan
+*Brokeback Mountain dir. Ang Lee
Broken Flowers dir. Jim Jarmusch
Brooklyn Lobster dir. Kevin Jordan
+Cach√© (Hidden) dir. Michael Haneke
Capote dir. Bennett Miller
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory dir. Tim Burton
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe dir. Andrew Adamson
Cinderella Man dir. Ron Howard
The Constant Gardener dir. Fernando Meirelles
Corpse Bride dir. Tim Burton
Crash dir. Paul Haggis
Elizabethtown dir. Cameron Crowe
Everything Is Illuminated dir. Liev Schreiber
The Exorcism of Emily Rose dir. Scott Derrickson
The Family Stone dir. Thomas Bezucha
Fantastic Four dir. Tim Story
Fever Pitch dir. Peter Farrelly and Bobby Farrelly
Flightplan dir. Robert Schwentke
Four Brothers dir. John Singleton
Good Night, and Good Luck dir. George Clooney
The Great Raid dir. John Dahl
Grizzly Man dir. Werner Herzog
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire dir. Mike Newell
Heights dir. Chris Terrio
High Tension (Haute tension) dir. Alexandre Aja
+*A History of Violence dir. David Cronenberg
Hitch dir. Andy Tennant
Howl's Moving Castle (Hauru no ugoku shiro) dir. Hayao Miyazaki
Hustle and Flow dir. Craig Brewer
In Her Shoes dir. Curtis Hanson
Inside Deep Throat dir. Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato
The Interpreter dir. Sydney Pollack
The Island dir. Michael Bay
Jarhead dir. Sam Mendes
Junebug dir. Phil Morrison
King Kong dir. Peter Jackson
Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang dir. Shane Black
Kung Fu Hustle (Gong fu) dir. Stephen Chow
Layer Cake dir. Matthew Vaughn
The Libertine dir. Laurence Dunmore
Look at Me (Comme une image) dir. Agnes Jaoui
March of the Penguins (La Marche de l'empereur) dir. Luc Jacquet
The Matador dir. Richard Shepard
+Match Point dir. Woody Allen
Me and You and Everyone We Know dir. Miranda July
Melinda and Melinda dir. Woody Allen
Memoirs of a Geisha dir. Rob Marshall
Millions dir. Danny Boyle
Mr. and Mrs. Smith dir. Doug Liman
Mrs. Henderson Presents dir. Stephen Frears
Munich dir. Steven Spielberg
Murderball dir. Henry Alex Rubin and Dana Adam Shapiro
The New World dir. Terrence Malick
Nobody Knows (Dare mo shiranai) dir. Hirokazu Koreeda
North Country dir. Niki Caro
Palindromes dir. Todd Solondz
Paradise Now dir. Hany Abu-Assad
Pride & Prejudice dir. Joe Wright
The Producers dir. Susan Stroman
Protocols of Zion dir. Marc Levin
Red Eye dir. Wes Craven
Rent dir. Chris Columbus
Saw II dir. Darren Lynn Bousman
Separate Lies dir. Julian Fellowes
*Serenity dir. Joss Whedon
Sin City dir. Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller
The Squid and the Whale dir. Noah Baumbach
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith dir. George Lucas
Syriana dir. Stephen Gaghan
The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada dir. Tommy Lee Jones
Transamerica dir. Duncan Tucker
Unleashed dir. Louis Leterrier
Der Untergang (Downfall) dir. Oliver Hirschbiegel
Walk the Line dir. James Mangold
War of the Worlds dir. Steven Spielberg
The Weather Man dir. Gore Verbinski
+*Wedding Crashers dir. David Dobkin
The World's Fastest Indian dir. Roger Donaldson