Title Screen Film Genre(s), Title, Year, (Country), Length, Director, Description
Brokeback Mountain (2005), 134 minutes, D: Ang Lee
Cache (2005, Austria/It./Germ./Fr.) (aka Hidden), 111 minutes, D: Michael Haneke
Capote (2005), 115 minutes, D: Bennett Miller
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe (2005), 139 minutes, D: Andrew Adamson
See The Chronicles of Narnia series.
The Constant Gardener (2005, UK), 128 minutes, D: Fernando Meirelles
Crash (2005, US/Germ.), 114 minutes, D: Paul Haggis
Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005), 90 minutes, D: George Clooney
A History of Violence (2005), 96 minutes, D: David Cronenberg
Junebug (2005), 106 minutes, D: Phil Morrison
King Kong (2005), 187 minutes, D: Peter Jackson
Kingdom of Heaven (2005), 145 minutes, D: Ridley Scott
Land of the Dead (2005), 93 minutes, D: George A. Romero
See Romero's Dead series.
This fourth film of the Dead series was a symbolic class struggle and posited the apocalyptic collapse of human society. Masses of poverty-stricken residents in Pittsburgh were forced to live in the empty, embattled streets. Although protected by mercenaries, society was overrun by undead walkers nicknamed "stenches." Meanwhile, the elite lived in fortified Fiddler’s Green, bordered on three sides by rivers and lorded over by a powerful super-capitalist (Dennis Hopper). Although this film was written before the events of 9/11, it was released during the era of the War on Terror. To update its significance, some of the dialogue was revised. (E.g., "We don't negotiate with terrorists.") It wasn't a subtle film, presenting the idea that the zombies - led by the more evolved and intelligent Big Daddy (Eugene Clark) - could be trained to shoot guns, use weapons, and besiege the corrupt city. Zombies were portrayed as more human than the humans: "They're just looking for a place to go."
March of the Penguins (2005, Fr.), 80 minutes, D: Luc Jacquet
Memoirs of a Geisha (2005), 144 minutes, D: Rob Marshall
Munich (2005), 164 minutes, D: Steven Spielberg
The New World (2005), 135 minutes, D: Terrence Malick
Pride & Prejudice (2005, UK), 126 minutes, D: Joe Wright
Sin City (2005), 126/147 minutes, D: Frank Miller, Robert Rodriguez (with Quentin Tarantino)
Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (2005), 140 minutes, D: George Lucas
See Star Wars series.
Syriana (2005), 128 minutes, D: Stephen Gaghan
Walk the Line (2005), 136 minutes, D: James Mangold