ALL FILMS IN OSCAR 2005 (RANKED)

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1.
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
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When their relationship turns sour, a couple undergoes a procedure to have each other erased from their memories. But it is only through the process of loss that they discover what they had to begin with. (108 mins.)
Director: Michel Gondry
“ 8/10 ” - dr-mutallimov
 
2.
Hotel Rwanda (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
The true story of Paul Rusesabagina, a hotel manager who housed over a thousand Tutsi refugees during their struggle against the Hutu militia in Rwanda. (121 mins.)
Director: Terry George
“ 8/10 ” - dr-mutallimov
 
3.
The Polar Express (2004)
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A young boy embarks on a magical adventure to the North Pole on the Polar Express. During his adventure he learns about friendship, bravery, and the spirit of Christmas. (100 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
“ 8/10 ” - dr-mutallimov
 
4.
The Incredibles (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A family of undercover superheroes, while trying to live the quiet suburban life, are forced into action to save the world. (115 mins.)
Director: Brad Bird
“ 8/10 ” - dr-mutallimov
 
5.
A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)
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When a massive fire kills their parents, three children are delivered to the custody of cousin and stage actor Count Olaf, who is secretly plotting to steal their parents' vast fortune. (108 mins.)
Director: Brad Silberling
“ 7/10 ” - dr-mutallimov
 
6.
Shrek 2 (2004)
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Princess Fiona's parents invite her and Shrek to dinner to celebrate her marriage. If only they knew the newlyweds were both ogres. (93 mins.)
“ 7/10 ” - dr-mutallimov
 
7.
Spider-Man 2 (2004)
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Peter Parker is beset with troubles in his failing personal life as he battles a brilliant scientist named Doctor Otto Octavius. (127 mins.)
Director: Sam Raimi
“ 6/10 ” - dr-mutallimov
 
8.
Million Dollar Baby (2004)
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A determined woman works with a hardened boxing trainer to become a professional. (132 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
 
9.
The Aviator (2004)
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A biopic depicting the early years of legendary director and aviator Howard Hughes' career from the late 1920s to the mid-1940s. (170 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
 
10.
Finding Neverland (2004)
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The story of J.M. Barrie's friendship with a family who inspired him to create Peter Pan. (106 mins.)
Director: Marc Forster
 
11.
Ray (2004)
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The story of the life and career of the legendary rhythm and blues musician Ray Charles, from his humble beginnings in the South, where he went blind at age seven, to his meteoric rise to stardom during the 1950s and 1960s. (152 mins.)
Director: Taylor Hackford
 
12.
Sideways (2004)
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Two men reaching middle age with not much to show but disappointment embark on a week-long road trip through California's wine country, just as one is about to take a trip down the aisle. (126 mins.)
Director: Alexander Payne
 
13.
Being Julia (2004)
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Set in '30s London, the film involves stage actors and their experiences with love and revenge. (104 mins.)
Director: István Szabó
 
14.
Maria Full of Grace (2004)
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A pregnant Colombian teenager becomes a drug mule to make some desperately needed money for her family. (101 mins.)
Director: Joshua Marston
 
15.
Vera Drake (2004)
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Abortionist Vera Drake finds her beliefs and practices clash with the mores of 1950s Britain--a conflict that leads to tragedy for her family. (125 mins.)
Director: Mike Leigh
 
16.
Closer (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The relationships of two couples become complicated and deceitful when the man from one couple meets the woman of the other. (104 mins.)
Director: Mike Nichols
 
17.
Collateral (2004)
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A cab driver finds himself the hostage of an engaging contract killer as he makes his rounds from hit to hit during one night in Los Angeles. (120 mins.)
Director: Michael Mann
 
18.
Kinsey (2004)
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A look at the life of Alfred Kinsey, a pioneer in the area of human sexuality research, whose 1948 publication "Sexual Behavior in the Human Male" was one of the first recorded works that saw science address sexual behavior. (118 mins.)
Director: Bill Condon
 
19.
Before Sunset (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Nine years after Jesse and Celine first met, they encounter each other again on the French leg of Jesse's book tour. (80 mins.)
 
20.
The Motorcycle Diaries (2004)
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The dramatization of a motorcycle road trip Che Guevara went on in his youth that showed him his life's calling. (126 mins.)
Director: Walter Salles
 
21.
The Passion of the Christ (2004)
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Depicts the final twelve hours in the life of Jesus of Nazareth, on the day of his crucifixion in Jerusalem. (127 mins.)
Director: Mel Gibson
 
22.
The Phantom of the Opera (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A young soprano becomes the obsession of a disfigured musical genius who lives beneath the Paris Opéra House. (143 mins.)
Director: Joel Schumacher
 
23.
House of Flying Daggers (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A romantic police captain breaks a beautiful member of a rebel group out of prison to help her rejoin her fellows, but things are not what they seem. (119 mins.)
Director: Yimou Zhang
 
24.
A Very Long Engagement (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Tells the story of a young woman's relentless search for her fiancé, who has disappeared from the trenches of the Somme during World War One. (133 mins.)
 
25.
Troy (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
An adaptation of Homer's great epic, the film follows the assault on Troy by the united Greek forces and chronicles the fates of the men involved. (163 mins.)
 
26.
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
It's Harry's third year at Hogwarts; not only does he have a new "Defense Against the Dark Arts" teacher, but there is also trouble brewing. Convicted murderer Sirius Black has escaped the Wizards' Prison and is coming after Harry. (142 mins.)
Director: Alfonso Cuarón
 
27.
I, Robot (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
In 2035, a technophobic cop investigates a crime that may have been perpetrated by a robot, which leads to a larger threat to humanity. (115 mins.)
Director: Alex Proyas
 
28.
The Sea Inside (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
The factual story of Spaniard Ramon Sampedro, who fought a thirty-year campaign in favor of euthanasia and his own right to die. (125 mins.)
 
29.
The Chorus (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The new teacher at a severely administered boys' boarding school works to positively affect the students' lives through music. (97 mins.)
 
30.
The Village (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A series of events tests the beliefs of a small isolated countryside village. (108 mins.)
 
31.
Shark Tale (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
When a son of a gangster shark boss is accidentally killed while on the hunt, his would-be prey and his vegetarian brother both decide to use the incident to their own advantage. (90 mins.)
 
32.
As It Is in Heaven (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A successful international conductor suddenly interrupts his career and returns alone to his childhood village in Norrland... (133 mins.)
Director: Kay Pollak
 
33.
Downfall (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Traudl Junge, the final secretary for Adolf Hitler, tells of the Nazi dictator's final days in his Berlin bunker at the end of WWII. (156 mins.)
 
34.
Yesterday (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
After falling ill, Yesterday learns that she is HIV positive. With her husband in denial and young daughter to tend to, Yesterday's one goal is to live long enough to see her child go to school. (90 mins.)
 
35.
Ryan (2004 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
The movie talks about the life of Ryan Larkin, a gifted Canadian animator of the late '60s and the early '70s. (14 mins.)
Director: Chris Landreth
 
36.
Birthday Boy (2004 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Korean War, 1951 Little Manuk is playing on the streets of his village and dreaming of life at the front where his father is a soldier... (10 mins.)
Director: Sejong Park
 
37.
Gopher Broke (2004 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A gopher finds himself on a road where trucks are hauling produce to market. He hits on the idea of shaking some of the produce loose for himself... (4 mins.)
Director: Jeff Fowler
Stars: Greg Berg
 
38.
Guard Dog (2004 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Why do dogs bark at such innocent creatures as pigeons and squirrels... what are they afraid of? This film answers that eternal question. (5 mins.)
Director: Bill Plympton
 
39.
Lorenzo (2004 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A cat, Lorenzo, is dismayed to discover that his tail has developed a personality of its own. (5 mins.)
Director: Mike Gabriel
 
40.
Wasp (2003 Short Film)
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Zoë is a single mother who lives with her four children in Dartford. She is poor and can't afford to buy food... (26 mins.)
Director: Andrea Arnold
 
41.
7:35 in the Morning (2003 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A woman enters a restaurant one morning - only to be met with silence instead of people talking. (8 mins.)
Director: Nacho Vigalondo
 
42.
Everything in This Country Must (2004 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Northern Ireland. Soldiers, through inattention, run into a car with a woman and her young son. Two years later... (20 mins.)
Director: Gary McKendry
 
43.
Little Terrorist (2004 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The movie revolves around Jamal, a 10 year old Pakistani Muslim boy. While he was playing cricket near the Indo-Pak border with some of his friends... (15 mins.)
Director: Ashvin Kumar
 
44.
Two Cars, One Night (2004 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Sometimes first love is found in the most unlikely of places, like in the carpark outside the Te Kaha pub. (12 mins.)
Director: Taika Waititi
 
45.
Mighty Times: The Children's March (2004 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
The children of Baltimore, Maryland take to the streets for civil rights in 1963. (40 mins.)
Director: Robert Houston
 
46.
Autism Is a World (2004 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A documentary on an autistic woman's inner world, her writing, and the friends she made while in college. (40 mins.)
 
47.
The Children of Leningradsky (2005 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
AIDS, drug abuse, police brutality, and other social ills in post-Soviet Russia. (35 mins.)
 
48.
Hardwood (2005 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A film about the director's relationship with his father who was a team member of the Harlem Globetrotters. (29 mins.)
Director: Hubert Davis
 
49.
Sister Rose's Passion (2004 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Celebrates Sister Rose Thering, for 67 years a Dominican nun. Her passion is anti-Semitism. Archival... (39 mins.)
Director: Oren Jacoby
 
50.
Born Into Brothels: Calcutta's Red Light Kids (2004 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Two documentary filmmakers chronicle their time in Sonagchi, Calcutta and the relationships they developed with children of prostitutes who work the city's notorious red light district. (85 mins.)
 
51.
The Story of the Weeping Camel (2003 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
When a Mongolian nomadic family's newest camel colt is rejected by its mother, a musician is needed for a ritual to change her mind. (93 mins.)
 
52.
Super Size Me (2004 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
While examining the influence of the fast food industry, Morgan Spurlock personally explores the consequences on his health of a diet of solely McDonald's food for one month. (100 mins.)
Director: Morgan Spurlock
 
53.
Tupac: Resurrection (2003 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Home movies, photographs, and recited poetry illustrate the life of Tupac Shakur, one of the most beloved, revolutionary, and volatile hip-hop M.Cs. of all time. (112 mins.)
Director: Lauren Lazin
 
54.
Twist of Faith (2004 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A man confronts the trauma of past sexual abuse as a boy by a Catholic priest only to find his decision shatters his relationships with his family, community and faith. (87 mins.)
Director: Kirby Dick