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Old 12-21-05, 10:09 PM
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Screw Ebert! What are YOUR top 10 films of 2005?

Go ahead and rank 'em!

1. Batman Begins - I'm sorry, I absolutely LOVE this film!
2. Sin City - Yeah, it's still good.
3. Walk the Line - Great movie.
4. Cinderella Man - Kinda sappy, but in the good way.
5. A History of Violence - Great film.
6. Lord of War - Funny, dramatic, and educational.
7. Crash - Matt Dillon is hilarious.
8. Chronicles of Narnia - Way better than that Harry Potter crap.
9. Jarhead - I liked it so go screw yourself.
10. The 40 Year Old Virgin - The funniest comedy in years.

I have yet to see Capote, King Kong, Good Night and Good Luck, Syriana, and a bunch of other films. But I've seen almost everything I've wanted to see.

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Old 12-21-05, 11:10 PM
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I only have enough for five...Syriana, Munich, and The New World will probably be included once I see them.

1. Cinderella Man
2. Batman Begins
3. Crash
4. Sin City
5. Walk The Line
Old 12-22-05, 12:17 AM
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A Top 5, probably expanded to 10 when I see enough movies to warrant it

5) Munich
4) Brokeback Mountain
3) Sin City
2) Batman Begins
1) Crash
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Way too early for me personally.
Old 12-22-05, 12:29 AM
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So Far... (I will be re-editing this list more I'm sure!)

TEN BEST

01. Match Point
02. Land Of The Dead
03. Brokeback Mountain
04. The 40 Year Old Virgin
05. A History Of Violence
06. The Squid And The Whale
07. Mysterious Skin
08. Funny Ha-Ha
09. Me And You And Everyone We Know
10. Palindromes
10. Yes (Tie)

10 WORST:

01. The Dukes Of Hazzard
02. Sahara
03. Be Cool
04. Batman Begins
05. The Pacifier
06. High Tension
07. Assault On Precinct 13 remake
08. The Amityville Horror remake
09. Boogeyman
10. The Jacket

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Old 12-22-05, 12:36 AM
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Way to early for me as well, because off the top of my head, I can't even think of ten great films. And I've seen over sixty films released this year in theaters.

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The best movies i remember from this year are:

Serenity
Batman Begins
40 Year Old Virgin
Sin City
King Kong
Old 12-22-05, 12:43 AM
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Not in any particular order:

Batman Begins
Serenity
Sin City
King Kong
Goblet of Fire
Chronicles of Narnia
Cinderella Man
War of the Worlds
Jarhead
Walk the Line
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1. Batman Begins - A perfect film in every way right down to Hans Zimmer's Thundering score
2. Lord of War - Nobody plays a cold-hearted bastard better than Nicolas Cage
3. King Kong - Has a heart and soul that the original was lacking
4. Saw II - Brilliant twists and truly horrifying moments.
5. Assault on Precinct 13 - An excellent R-rated shoot 'em up
6. 40 yr old virgin - The chest hair ripping scene alone is worth the price of admission
7. Wedding Crashers - Rachel McAdams -
8. Serenity - I had never seen the TV show but I was surprised this good this is
9. The Weather Man - Cage is the king of deadpan humor
10. Sahara - A guilty pleasure with some great action set-pieces

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Screw Ebert was definitely not one of my favorite movies of the year. I found it highly disturbing and wished that they had at least used a body double in some scenes.

I did like:

Head-On (best of the year)
3-Iron
Thumbsucker
Rize
Broken Flowers
Kung Fu Hustle
9 Songs
The 40-Year-Old Virgin
Nobody Knows
2046


I have yet to see:

The Squid and the Whale
King Kong
Munich
Palindromes
Brokeback Mountain (never liked a Lee film though)
The Constant Gardener
Lord of War
Mysterious Skin
Howl's Moving Castle
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no order

sin city
King Kong
Batman Begins
the 40-year old virgin
Serenity
Crash
The Island
War of the Worlds
Chicken Little in 3D (only because it was awesome seeing in 3d)
Fantastic Four ( its not a great movie but its a fun enjoyable movie)


worst

brothers grimm
Grizzly man
Alone in the Dark
Me you and everyone we know
Happy Endings

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haven't seen Munich or Brokeback mountain yet

(if you count it, kick millions out and add clerks 2)
1. Batman Begins-Astonishing.
2. Oldboy- If you haven't seen it, see it now
3. Millions
4. Palindromes (a must watch)
5. Kung Fu Hustle
6. Downfall
7. 40 year old virgin
8. Yes
9. Born into Brothels
10. In Her Shoes (fuck you, it was great)
11. Junebug
12. Thumbsucker



TOP TEN NOTABLES OF 2005
1. Ong Bak
2. Secret Lies
3. Domino
4. Crash
5. Sin City
6. Layer Cake
7. Hitch (very high on my list. SHould have made my 10 actually)
8. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
9. Harry Potter 4
10. March of the Penguins
11. Deuce bigalow 2. (laughed a lot. stoner comedy of the year)
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My favorite movie of 2005 hasn't even been mentioned in any list so far, Ebert or otherwise.

I thoroughly enjoyed The Exorcism of Emily Rose. I thought there was something really special and unique there. I realize it's not everybodies cup of tea, but why is this movie being completely overlooked? Especially in a year of highly mediocre to terrible films.
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Not seen, yet: Syriana, The Constant Gardener, Pride and Prejudice, A History of Violence, Brokeback Mountain.
Until then....

01. King Kong
02. Crash
03. Munich
04. Capote
05. Cinderella Man
06. Walk the Line
07. The Squid and the Whale
08. War of the Worlds
09. Junebug
10. Sin City

noteworthy: Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith, Batman Begins, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Good Night, and Good Luck, Jarhead, The Exorcism of Emily Rose, Red Eye.

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1. Sin City
2. Serenity
3. Batman Begins
4. Walk the Line
5. Kung Fu Hustle
6. High Tension
7. Cinderella Man
8. Saw II
9. Oldboy
10. War of the Worlds
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since I only went to see about 10 movies this year, it would be (no order):
2046
Pride & Prejudice
Domino
Lords Of Dogtown, my favorite of the bunch
Crash
Charlie & The Chocolate Factory
The Boys & Girl From County Clare
Kung-Fu Hustle

Two others, SW Revenge Of the Sith & Sin City: But they both sucked.

And I won't get to see it until tomorrow, but I'm pretty sure it'll wind up being my favorite of the year: Memoirs Of A Geisha.
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Can only think of five right now:

Batman Begins
War of The Worlds
Sin City
Zathura
Pretty Persuasion
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I pretty much only watch movies on dvd so my list is only the top ten of 2005 up to roughly August.

1. Sin City
2. Cinderella Man
3. Mr. and Mrs. Smith
4. Murderball
5. Batman Begins
6. War of the Worlds
7. The 40 Year Old Virgin
8. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
9. The Island
10. March of the Penguins
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well it was out in 2004 but barely made it to dvd this year. one of my all time favorites is 'saint ralph'
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Originally Posted by enrage
well it was out in 2004 but barely made it to dvd this year. one of my all time favorites is 'saint ralph'
It was released in the US this year.

Fantastic film.
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Batman Begins
March of the Penguins
History of Violence
Good Night, & Good Luck
North Country
Devil's Rejects
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Some of the Oscar contenders haven't played here yet, but I am mighty keen on these movies:

1. The Devil's Rejects
2. Sin City
3. Serenity
4. March of the Penquins
5. Batman Begins
6. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
7. Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire
8. The Chronicles of Narnia
9. Crash
10. Mr. and Mrs. Smith

I also really enjoyed Three...Extremes, but am unsure if it counts as 2004 or 2005. High Tension is also a personal favorite, but I saw it last year so it isn't fair to count it I guess.
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Believe it or not, my favorite movie of 2005 is Bruce Willis' HOSTAGE. I thought it was fantastic and believe it's really underrated.

Other favorites (in no particular order):

Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire
King Kong
Serenity
War Of The Worlds
Walk The Line
Sin City
Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
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No Order

King Kong
Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith
Good Night and Good Luck
Serenity
Batman Begins
Walk The Line
Sin City
Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
The Chronicles of Narnia
Layer Cake
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1) Batman Begins - well directed, everything just flowed together
2) 40 year old Virgin - Loved the scenes at his work. Co workers funny as hell.
3) Cinderella Man - Opponent at the end was one dimensional, but everything else made up for it.
4) Chronicles of Narnia - Battle scene was better than any of Kingdom of Heaven's. Plus I read the book in grade school.
5) Exorcism of Emily Rose - Loved the fact that the movie let the audience decide if Emily was really possesed.
6) Devil's Rejects - Funny movie, I laughed so many times. Ending had me cracking up.
7) Saw 2 - Way better than the first. The traps were cool.
8) The Island - Would've made the top 5 if it wasn't for the stupid action scenes.
9) Sin City - 2 of the 3 stories were good. Visually impressive. Didn't care for the acting
10) Harry Potter - Beat out King Kong because it was more consistent.

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