10 Best Movies Of 2005

Saturday, January 22 by Sandi Harrison

There were many good movies released in 2005 and here are the 10 best movies of 2005. From heartbreaking stories to fantasies and to real life drama and comedies, 2005 had it all. You may have a differing opinion and want to make up your own list according to your preferences.

  1. "Brokeback Mountain" (2005). Two cowboys in Wyoming discover that they are attracted to each other and fall in love. This love lasts a lifetime but they are in constant fear of being discovered and possibly murdered. This movie portrays a very lonely and sad story.
  2. "Crash" (2005). This film deals with conflicts caused from race and religion. It not only encompasses the black/white issue but includes Latinos, Asians, Muslims and other outsider groups. Those who see the human stories in this movie will leave with a better understanding of people who are different from themselves.
  3. "King Kong" (2005). This movie is more a celebration of the original version, enhanced by new technology. It is the story of a gorilla that falls in love with a vaudeville acrobat. She realizes that his roaring is to stake out his territory and she is not afraid of him; in fact, she delights him with her acrobatics. Their emotional relationship is the center of this movie.
  4. "Millions" (2005). This family movie deals with two young brothers, nine and seven, who find a bag with a lot of money and keep it hidden under their bed. The story follows the boys as they deal with their find. They even consult St. Francis of Assisi, whose advice could get them into trouble!
  5. "The Best of Youth" (2005). This movie follows two Italian brothers over a period of four decades. One brother becomes a psychiatrist and the other a policeman. It is the story of how their lives intertwine and pull apart throughout their circumstances over the years.
  6. "Batman Begins" (2005). When young Bruce Wayne develops a fear of bats he encourages his family to leave an opera with bat-like creatures. His mother and father were killed by robbers after they left the opera, and he is left alone and blaming himself. He travels the world and learns martial arts, and finally becomes Batman to hide his identity whil fighting crime.
  7. "Walk the Line" (2005). This movie chronicles the life of Johnny Cash. It begins with his life on a cotton farm in Arkansas and follows him to stardom where he recorded songs along with big stars like Elvis Presley and Jerry Lee Lewis in Memphis, Tennessee.
  8. "Syriana" (2005). It’s all about oil and what happens when the supply diminishes all over the world. The movie shows the corruption that exists in the oil industry and how all the societies from America, to the Middle East and China, struggle to get oil. In spite of their fight to get oil, in the end the supply will be gone!
  9. "Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith" (2005).  Anakin Skywalker fought in the Clone Wars for three years. His journey comes to an end as he heads towards the Dark Side of the Force where his marriage and his friendship with Obi Wan Kenobi are put in jeopardy.
  10. "Good Night and Good Luck" (2005). George Clooney directed this movie about Edward R. Murrow, a CBS reporter and his producer, Fred Friendly, who set out to expose Senator Joseph McCarthy and his witch hunts. Using the guise of communism as a threat, McCarthy used fear and intimidation, with the support of Hoover and the FBI, to try to convince others that certain people, including some big named movie stars, were communists. McCarthy was eventually brought down by Murrow and Friendly.