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The Best Films of 2005

Written by Christopher Beaubien • April 25, 2008 • Start the Discussion!

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The Ring Finger (L’Annulaire) (dir. Diane Bertrand)
A History of Violence (dir. David Cronenberg)
Schultze Gets The Blues (dir. Michael Schorr)
Capote (dir. Bennett Miller)
Frank Miller’s Sin City (dir. Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller, 2005)
The Squid and the Whale (dir. Noah Baumbach)
Me and You and Everyone We Know (dir. Miranda July)
Mysterious Skin (dir. Gregg Araki)
Duane Hopwood (dir. Matt Mulhern)
Junebug (dir. Phil Morrison)


Honourable Selection: THE BEST OF YOUTH

(dir. Marco Tullio Giordana)


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Honourable Selection: CÉLINE AND JESSE GO DATING

Before Midnight (dir. Richard Linklater, 2013)
Before Sunset (dir. Richard Linklater, 2005)
Before Sunrise (dir. Richard Linklater, 1995)


Honourable Selection: THE BATMAN MOVIES

The Dark Knight Rises (dir. Christopher Nolan, 2012)
The Dark Knight (dir. Christopher Nolan, 2008)
Batman Begins (dir. Christopher Nolan, 2005)
Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker (dir. Curt Geda, 2000)
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm
(dir. Eric Radomski and Bruce W. Timm, 1993)
Batman Returns (dir. Tim Burton, 1992)
Batman (dir. Tim Burton, 1989)


Honourable Selection: The UP Documentaries

56 Up (dir. Michael Apted, 2012)
49 Up (dir. Michael Apted, 2005)
42 Up (dir. Michael Apted, 1998)
35 Up (dir. Michael Apted, 1991)
28 Up (dir. Michael Apted, 1984)
21 Up (dir. Michael Apted, 1977)
7 Plus Seven (dir. Michael Apted, 1970)
Seven Up! (dir. Paul Almond, 1964)


Honourable Selection: WALLACE & GROMIT

A Matter of Loaf and Death (dir. Nick Park, 2008)
Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (dir. Nick Park, 2005)
A Close Shave (dir. Nick Park, 1995)
The Wrong Trousers (dir. Nick Park, 1993)
A Grand Day Out (dir. Nick Park, 1989)


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Honourable Selection: THE GESPENSTER TRILOGY

Yella (dir. Christian Petzold, 2007)
Gespenster (Ghosts) (dir. Christian Petzold, 2005)
The State I Am In (Die Innere Sicherheit) (dir. Christian Petzold, 2000)


The Weather Man (dir. Gore Verbinski)
Brokeback Mountain (dir. Ang Lee)
Nine Lives (dir. Rodrigo Garcí­a)
The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (dir. Tommy Lee Jones)
Munich (dir. Steven Spielberg)
Nuit Noire, 17 Octobre 1961 (dir. Alain Tasma)
Oldboy (dir. Chan-wook Park)
Police Beat (dir. Robinson Devor)
Saraband (dir. Ingmar Bergman)
Millions (dir. Danny Boyle)


Match Point (dir. Woody Allen)
Sweet Land (dir. Ali Selim)
Firecracker (dir. Steve Balderson)
Tokyo Godfathers (dir. Satoshi Kon)
Crash (dir. Paul Haggis)
Downfall (dir. Oliver Hirschbiegel)
Volver (dir. Pedro Almodóvar)
Thumbsucker (dir. Mike Mills)
Shopgirl (dir. Anand Tucker)
Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (dir. Alex Gibney)


Lord of War (dir. Andrew Niccol)
Hard Candy (dir. David Slade)
51 Birch Street (dir. Doug Block)
Eve and the Fire Horse (dir. Julia Kwan)
Yes (dir. Sally Potter)
Cache (aka Hidden) (dir. Michael Haneke)
The Upside of Anger (dir. Mike Binder)
The Puffy Chair (dir. Jay Duplass)
Funny Ha Ha (dir. Andrew Bujalski, 2002)
The 40 Year Old Virgin (dir. Judd Apatow)


Grizzly Man (dir. Werner Herzog)
The New World (dir. Terrance Malick)
Good Night, and Good Luck (dir. George Clooney)
House of Sand (dir. Andrucha Waddington)
Three… Extremes
Dumplings (Short and Full Length Version) (dir. Fruit Chan)
Cut (dir. Chan-wook Park)
Box (dir. Takashi Miike)
L’enfant (dir. Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne)
Syriana (dir. Stephen Gaghan)
King Kong (dir. Peter Jackson)
Tsotsi (dir. Gavin Hood)
Paradise Now (dir. Hany Abu-Assad)


The Matador (dir. Richard Shepard)
Look Both Ways (dir. Sarah Watt)
The Constant Gardener (dir. Fernando Meirelles)
Prime (dir. Ben Younger)
Hustle & Flow (dir. Craig Brewer)
North Country (dr. Niki Caro)
Our Daily Bread (dir. Nikolaus Geyrhalter)
Three Times (dir. Hsiao-hsien Hou)
Pride & Prejudice (dir. Joe Wright)
Thank You for Smoking (dir. Jason Reitman)


Lemming (dir. Dominik Moll)
Broken Flowers (dir. Jim Jarmusch)
Forty Shades of Blue (dir. Ira Sachs)
Separate Lies (dir. Julian Fellowes)
Le Grand Voyage (dir. Ismaël Ferroukhi)
Pierrepoint: The Last Hangman (dir. Adrian Shergold)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (dir. Mike Newell)
Duma (dir. Carroll Ballard)
Murderball (dir. Henry Alex Rubin and Dana Adam Shapiro)
The Heart of the Game (dir. Ward Serrill)


Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (dir. Marc Rothemund)
Off the Map (dir. Campbell Scott)
Mrs Henderson Presents (dir. Stephen Frears)
Thieves of Innocence (dir. Paul Arcand)
The Greatest Game Ever Played (dir. Bill Paxton)
Game 6 (dir. Michael Hoffman)
Walk the Line (dir. James Mangold)
Fever Pitch (dir. Bobby and Peter Farrelly)
Green Street Hooligans (dir. Lexi Alexander)
The Exorcism of Emily Rose (dir. Scott Derrickson)


Corpse Bride (dir. Tim Burton and Mike Johnson)
The Aristocrats (dir. Paul Provenza)
Jarhead (dir. Sam Mendes)
Battle in Heaven (dir. Carlos Reygadas)
Gabrielle (dir. Patrice Chéreau)
Reel Paradise (dir. Steve James)
Stay (dir. Marc Forster)
March of the Penguins (dir. Luc Jacquet)
Where the Truth Lies (dir. Atom Egoyan)
Tupac: Resurrection (dir. Lauren Lazin)


Lady Vengence (dir. Chan-wook Park)
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (dir. Tim Burton)
The Motel (dir. Michael Kang)
Wah-Wah (dir. Richard E. Grant)
Sarah Silverman: Jesus is Magic (dir. Liam Lynch)
The World’s Fastest Indian (dir. Roger Donaldson)
Havoc (dir. Barbara Kopple)
Sky High (dir. Mike Mitchell)
Domino (dir. Tony Scott)
Cinderella Man (dir. Ron Howard)


MirrorMask (dir. Dave McKean)
Bee Season (dir. Scott McGehee and David Siegel)
Ellie Parker (dir. Scott Coffey)
The Ballad of Jack and Rose (dir. Rebecca Miller)
In Her Shoes (dir. Curtis Hanson)
Funky Forest: The First Contact (dir. Katsuhito Ishii and Hajime Ishimine)
The Skeleton Key (dir. Iain Softley)
The Girl from Monday (dir. Hal Hartley)


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