Best Films of 2005

I collected approximately 10 “Best Movies of 2005” lists and combined them into one list.  Here are the movies on two or more of the lists.  The numbers in bold indicate the number of lists the movie was on.  An asterisk means I’ve seen it.

8
Caché (Hidden) – Michael Haneke*
Munich – Steven Spielberg

7
Brokeback Mountain – Ang Lee*
Capote – Bennett Miller*
A History of Violence – David Cronenberg*
Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit – Nick Park

6
Good Night, And Good Luck – George Clooney*
Grizzly Man – Werner Herzog*
The Squid and the Whale – Noah Baumbach*
Syriana – Stephen Gaghan
The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada – Tommy Lee Jones

5
The Best of Youth – Marco Tullio Giordana*
The Constant Gardener – Fernando Meirelles*
Me and You and Everyone We Know – Miranda July*
Mysterious Skin – Gregg Araki*

4
Broken Flowers
 – Jim Jarmusch*
Cinderella Man – Ron Howard
The Death of Mr. Lazarescu
– Cristi Puiu
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire – Mike Newell
Junebug
– Phil Morrison
King Kong
– Peter Jackson*
Match Point – Woody Allen*
Murderball – Henry Alex Rubin and Dana Adam Shapiro
The New World – Terrence Malick*
Nine Lives – Rodrigo Garcia
Paradise Now
– Hany Abu-Assad
Sin City – Robert Rodriguez
Walk the Line – James Mangold*

3
Ballets Russes
– Danya Goldfine and Dan Geller
Batman Begins
– Christopher Nolan
Crash
– Paul Haggis*
Darwin’s Nightmare
– Hubert Sauper*
Downfall
– Oliver Hirschbiegel*
Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room
– Alex Gibney
Howl’s Moving Castle
– Hayao Miyazaki
Keane
 Lodge Kerrigan
Kings and Queen – Arnaud Desplechin
Look at Me
– Agnes Jaoui
My Summer of Love
– Pawel Pawlikowski
Oldboy
– Park Chanwook
Saraband
– Ingmar Bergman
Shopgirl – Anand Tucker

2
The Aristocrats
– Paul Provenza
The Beat That My Heart Skipped – Jacques Audiard *
Corpse Bride – Tim Burton
Duma – Carroll Ballard
40 Shades of Blue – Ira Sachs
Funny Ha Ha – Andrew Bujalski
Gunner Palace – Michael Tucker
Head-On – Fatih Akin
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang – Shane Black*
Kung Fu Hustle – Stephen Chow*
Last Days – Gus Van Sant*
March of the Penguins – Luc Jacquet*
The Memory of a Killer – Erik van Looy
Millions – Danny Boyle
Mutual Appreciation – Andrew Bujalski
Nobody Knows – Hirokazu Koreeda*
Pride and Prejudice – Joe Wright*
Regular Lovers – Philippe Garrel
Serenity – Joss Whedon
2046 – Wong Kar-Wai*
The Upside of Anger – Mike Binder*

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