2005 Top Ten List

  • Dave Chappelle's Block Party (Michel Gondry)
  • Who's Camus Anyway? (Mitsuo Yanagimachi)
  • The Wayward Cloud (Tsai Ming-liang)
  • Down in the Valley (David Jacobson)
  • Brick (Rian Johnson)
  • Grizzly Man (Werner Herzog)
  • Frank Miller's Sin City (Frank Miller & Robert Rodriguez)
  • Sky High (Mike Mitchell)
  • L'Enfant (The Child) (Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne)
  • Land of the Dead (George A. Romero)
  • Additional 2005 Films By Rating

  • Caché (Hidden) (Michael Haneke)
  • King Kong (Peter Jackson)
  • The Devil and Daniel Johnston (Jeff Feuerzeig)
  • Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (Shane Black)
  • Mirrormask (Dave McKean)
  • War of the Worlds (Steven Spielberg)
  • Princess Raccoon (Seijun Suzuki)
  • The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (Nick Park & Steve Box)
  • The Notorious Bettie Page (Mary Harron)
  • Me and You and Everyone We Know (Miranda July)
  • Match Point (Woody Allen)
  • Munich (Steven Spielberg)
  • Brokeback Mountain (Ang Lee)
  • The Descent (Neil Marshall)
  • The Beat That My Heart Skipped (Jacques Audiard)
  • Edmond (Stuart Gordon)
  • The Squid and the Whale (Noah Baumbach)
  • Tim Burton's Corpse Bride (Mike Johnson & Tim Burton)
  • Lonesome Jim (Steve Buscemi)
  • Batman Begins (Christopher Nolan)
  • To Paint or Make Love (Arnaud & Jean-Marie Larrieu)
  • Sugar (Reynold Reynolds & Patrick Jolley)
  • Tale of Cinema (Hong Sangsoo)
  • The Matador (Richard Shepard)
  • Tickets (Ermanno Olmi/Abbas Kiarostami/Ken Loach)
  • Duelist (Lee Myung-se)
  • Dear Wendy (Thomas Vinterberg)
  • Hustle & Flow (Craig Brewer)
  • The New World (Terrence Malick)
  • The 40 Year Old Virgin (Judd Apatow)
  • 9 Drawings for Projection (William Kentridge)
  • No Direction Home: Bob Dylan (Martin Scorsese)
  • La Moustache (Emmanuel Carrère)
  • Iron Island (Mohammad Rasoulof)
  • Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World (Albert Brooks)
  • Pride & Prejudice (Joe Wright)
  • Drawing Restraint 9 (Matthew Barney)
  • Our Daily Bread (Nikolaus Geyrhalter)
  • Sarah Silverman: Jesus Is Magic (Liam Lynch)
  • Through the Forest (Jean Paul Civeyrac)
  • Workingman's Death (Michael Glawogger)
  • Angel (Jim McKay)
  • March of the Penguins (Luc Jacquet)
  • Bubble (Steven Soderbergh)
  • A History of Violence (David Cronenberg)
  • Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles (Zhang Yimou)
  • Lassie (Charles Sturridge)
  • Syriana (Stephen Gaghan)
  • Thank You for Smoking (Jason Reitman)
  • Pretty Persuasion (Marcos Siega)
  • Oliver Twist (Roman Polanski)
  • Cold Showers (Antony Cordier)
  • Canary (Akihiko Shiota)
  • Good Night, and Good Luck. (George Clooney)
  • Mr. & Mrs. Smith (Doug Liman)
  • Lemming (Dominik Moll)
  • Mutual Appreciation (Andrew Bujalski)
  • Murderball (Henry Alex Rubin & Dana Adam Shapiro)
  • Last Days (Gus Van Sant)
  • Nordeste (Juan Solanas)
  • In Her Shoes (Curtis Hanson)
  • The Aristocrats (Paul Provenza)
  • Three Times (Hou Hsiao-hsien)
  • 4 (Ilya Khrzhanovsky)
  • Cinderella Man (Ron Howard)
  • Capote (Bennett Miller)
  • Sa-kwa (Kang Yi-Kwan)
  • Broken Flowers (Jim Jarmusch)
  • Bad News Bears (Richard Linklater)
  • Wassup Rockers (Larry Clark)
  • Kingdom of Heaven (Ridley Scott)
  • Police Beat (Robinson Devor)
  • Isolation (Billy O'Brien)
  • Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story (Michael Winterbottom)
  • Serenity (Joss Whedon)
  • Gabrielle (Patrice Chéreau)
  • The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (Tommy Lee Jones)
  • The Interpreter (Sydney Pollack)
  • Sketches of Frank Gehry (Sydney Pollack)
  • Tideland (Terry Gilliam)
  • Constantine (Francis Lawrence)
  • Twelve and Holding (Michael Cuesta)
  • Lords of Dogtown (Catherine Hardwicke)
  • Midnight Movies: From the Margin to the Mainstream (Stuart Samuels)
  • Man Push Cart (Ramin Bahrani)
  • Wedding Crashers (David Dobkin)
  • Jarhead (Sam Mendes)
  • The Proposition (John Hillcoat)
  • V for Vendetta (James McTeigue)
  • Factotum (Bent Hamer)
  • Something Like Happiness (Bohdan Sláma)
  • Fever Pitch (Peter Farrelly & Bobby Farrelly)
  • Seven Swords (Tsui Hark)
  • The Dying Gaul (Craig Lucas)
  • Where the Truth Lies (Atom Egoyan)
  • Elizabethtown (Cameron Crowe)
  • The Girl From Monday (Hal Hartley)
  • Walk the Line (James Mangold)
  • Zim and Co (Pierre Jolivet)
  • Happy Endings (Don Roos)
  • The Wild Blue Yonder (Werner Herzog)
  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Tim Burton)
  • Forty Shades of Blue (Ira Sachs)
  • Red Eye (Wes Craven)
  • Mrs Henderson Presents (Stephen Frears)
  • Aliens of the Deep (James Cameron & Steven Quale)
  • The Peter Pan Formula (Cho Chang-Ho)
  • Inside Deep Throat (Fenton Bailey & Randy Barbato)
  • Free Zone (Amos Gitai)
  • Lunacy (Jan Svankmajer)
  • The Ice Harvest (Harold Ramis)
  • The Great Yokai War (Takashi Miike)
  • Once You're Born (Marco Tullio Giordana)
  • Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul (Fatih Akin)
  • The Brothers Grimm (Terry Gilliam)
  • Shanghai Dreams (Wang Xiaoshuai)
  • Our Brand Is Crisis (Rachel Boynton)
  • The Sun (Alexander Sokurov)
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Mike Newell)
  • The Constant Gardener (Fernando Meirelles)
  • 3 Needles (Thom Fitzgerald)
  • You Bet Your Life (Antonin Svobada)
  • Brothers of the Head (Keith Fulton & Louis Pepe)
  • Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (Alex Gibney)
  • Regular Lovers (Philippe Garrel)
  • Star Wars: Episode III -- Revenge of the Sith (George Lucas)
  • Junebug (Phil Morrison)
  • The President's Last Bang (Im Sang-soo)
  • A Little Trip to Heaven (Baltasar Kormákur)
  • Nine Lives (Rodrigo García)
  • Time Has Come (Alain Guiraudie)
  • It's Only Talk (Ryiuchi Hiroki)
  • The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Andrew Adamson)
  • Manderlay (Lars von Trier)
  • Thumbsucker (Mike Mills)
  • Time to Leave (François Ozon)
  • Paradise Now (Hany Abu-Assad)
  • Colour Me Kubrick: A True...ish Story (Brian Cook)
  • Everlasting Regret (Stanley Kwan)
  • Pusher 3 (Nicolas Winding Refn)
  • Green Chair (Park Chul-soo)
  • Loft (Kiyoshi Kurosawa)
  • Avenge but One of My Two Eyes (Avi Mograbi)
  • The White Countess (James Ivory)
  • Duma (Carroll Ballard)
  • Heading South (Laurent Cantet)
  • Don't Come Knocking (Wim Wenders)
  • The Aura (Fabián Bielinsky)
  • Hell (Danis Tanovic)
  • Water (Deepa Mehta)
  • Eli, Eli, Lema Sabachthani? (Aoyama Shinji)
  • Fun With Dick and Jane (Dean Parisot)
  • The Bow (Kim Ki-duk)
  • Russian Dolls (Cédric Klapisch)
  • The Lost Domain (Raoul Ruiz)
  • 13 Tzameti (Gela Babluani)
  • Sympathy for Lady Vengeance (Park Chan Wook)
  • Angel-A (Luc Besson)
  • Mary (Abel Ferrara)
  • The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (Cristi Puiu)
  • Who Killed Cock Robin? (Travis Wilkerson)
  • Election (Johnnie To)
  • What Is It? (Crispin Hellion Glover)
  • Kilometre Zero (Hiner Saleem)
  • I Am (Dorota Kedzierzawska)
  • A Perfect Couple (Nobuhiro Suwa)
  • Shopgirl (Anand Tucker)
  • Takeshis' (Takeshi Kitano)
  • Bashing (Masahiro Kobayashi)
  • All the Invisible Children (Various)
  • Breakfast on Pluto (Neil Jordan)
  • Battle in Heaven (Carlos Reygadas)
  • Romance & Cigarettes (John Turturro)