2005 Watchlist

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1. Árido Movie (2005)

100 min | Drama

Weatherman from a TV network goes back to his hometown, Vale da Rocha, a place in Northeast Brazil, devastated by the drought. He is forced to face the geographic elements and his own memories.

Director: Lírio Ferreira | Stars: Guilherme Weber, Giulia Gam, José Dumont, Mariana Lima

Votes: 468

2. Magic Mirror (2005)

137 min | Drama, Music

Luciano, fresh out of jail, was taken by his brother, Flórido, to serve in the home of wealthy Alfreda. He was surprised when she told him that her greatest desire was to see the Virgin ... See full summary »

Director: Manoel de Oliveira | Stars: Leonor Silveira, Ricardo Trêpa, Luís Miguel Cintra, Leonor Baldaque

Votes: 315

3. The Beat That My Heart Skipped (2005)

Not Rated | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Music

75 Metascore

Will Thomas still lead a life of crime and cruelty, just like his thuggish father, or will he pursue his dream of becoming a pianist?

Director: Jacques Audiard | Stars: Romain Duris, Aure Atika, Emmanuelle Devos, Niels Arestrup

Votes: 17,803 | Gross: $1.02M

4. Oliver Twist (2005)

PG-13 | 130 min | Crime, Drama

65 Metascore

An adaptation of the classic Dickens tale, where an orphan meets a pickpocket on the streets of London. From there, he joins a household of boys who are trained to steal for their master.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Barney Clark, Ben Kingsley, Jeremy Swift, Ian McNeice

Votes: 29,211 | Gross: $1.99M

5. The Italian (2005)

PG-13 | 90 min | Drama

74 Metascore

Set in 2002, an abandoned 5-year-old boy living in a rundown orphanage in a small Russian village is adopted by an Italian family.

Director: Andrey Kravchuk | Stars: Nikolay Spiridonov, Mariya Kuznetsova, Nikolay Reutov, Yuriy Itskov

Votes: 2,972 | Gross: $0.55M

6. C.R.A.Z.Y. (2005)

Not Rated | 127 min | Comedy, Drama

81 Metascore

A young French-Canadian, growing up in the 1960s and 1970s, struggles to reconcile his emerging homosexuality with his father's conservative values and his own Catholic beliefs.

Director: Jean-Marc Vallée | Stars: Michel Côté, Marc-André Grondin, Danielle Proulx, Émile Vallée

Votes: 30,265

7. The Ax (2005)

Not Rated | 117 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A chemist (Garcia) loses his job to outsourcing. Two years later and still jobless, he hits on a solution: to genuinely eliminate his competition.

Director: Costa-Gavras | Stars: José Garcia, Karin Viard, Geordy Monfils, Ulrich Tukur

Votes: 7,052

8. The Bow (2005)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Romance

On a fishing boat at sea, a 60-year old man has been raising a girl since she was a baby. It is agreed that they will get married on her 17th birthday, and she is 16 now. They live a quiet and secluded life, renting the boat to day fishermen and practicing strange divination rites. Their life changes when a teenage student comes aboard...

Director: Ki-duk Kim | Stars: Yeo-reum Han, Ji-Seok Seo, Gook-hwan Jeon, Seong-hwan Jeon

Votes: 10,024

9. Election (2005)

Unrated | 100 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

73 Metascore

Rival gang leaders are locked in a struggle to become the new chairman of Hong Kong's Triad society.

Director: Johnnie To | Stars: Louis Koo, Suet Lam, Tony Ka Fai Leung, Siu-Fai Cheung

Votes: 8,741

10. Broken Flowers (2005)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

79 Metascore

As the extremely withdrawn Don Johnston is dumped by his latest woman, he receives an anonymous letter from a former lover informing him that he has a son who may be looking for him. A freelance sleuth neighbor moves Don to embark on a cross-country search for his old flames in search of answers.

Director: Jim Jarmusch | Stars: Bill Murray, Jessica Lange, Sharon Stone, Julie Delpy

Votes: 92,670 | Gross: $13.74M

11. On Probation (2005)

112 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

Mariano Is a psychologist who must fulfill community service after losing a lawsuit by a traffic accident. He is forced to provide therapeutic support to Alfredo, a policeman depressed over... See full summary »

Director: Damián Szifron | Stars: Diego Peretti, Luis Luque, Óscar Ferreiro, Gabriela Izcovich

Votes: 5,342

12. Loft (2005)

R | 115 min | Horror

Reiko, a prize-winning writer, moves to a quiet isolated house to finish up her new novel. One night she sees the man next door transporting an object wrapped in cloth. She finds out he is ... See full summary »

Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Stars: Miki Nakatani, Etsushi Toyokawa, Hidetoshi Nishijima, Yumi Adachi

Votes: 911

13. The Constant Gardener (2005)

R | 129 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

82 Metascore

A widower is determined to get to the bottom of a potentially explosive secret involving his wife's murder, big business, and corporate corruption.

Director: Fernando Meirelles | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Rachel Weisz, Danny Huston, Hubert Koundé

Votes: 125,898 | Gross: $33.58M

14. Blind Man's Bluff (2005)

111 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

This movie is about the stern gangster customs of one of the Russian provincial cities in the mid-90s . And you could expect either a stupid game of blind man's buffets or a truly bloody showdown with the stacks of "bluffers".

Director: Aleksey Balabanov | Stars: Aleksey Panin, Dmitriy Dyuzhev, Nikita Mikhalkov, Sergey Makovetskiy

Votes: 5,205

15. Last Days (2005)

R | 97 min | Drama, Music

67 Metascore

A Seattle musician's life and career are reminiscent to those of Kurt Cobain.

Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: Michael Pitt, Lukas Haas, Asia Argento, Scott Patrick Green

Votes: 20,782 | Gross: $0.45M

16. Kinetta (2005)

95 min | Drama

At a Greek hotel in the off-season, a chambermaid, a man obsessed with BMW cars, and a photo-store clerk attempt to film and photograph various badly re-enacted struggles between a man and a woman.

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos | Stars: Evangelia Randou, Aris Servetalis, Costas Xikominos, Babis Galiatsatos

Votes: 1,032

17. Brokeback Mountain (2005)

R | 134 min | Drama, Romance

87 Metascore

The story of a forbidden and secretive relationship between two cowboys, and their lives over the years.

Director: Ang Lee | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Heath Ledger, Michelle Williams, Randy Quaid

Votes: 301,097 | Gross: $83.04M

18. The Willow Tree (2005)

96 min | Drama

74 Metascore

Youssef, a blind university professor, is suddenly diagnosed with a fatal disease and must undergo treatment in France. Back home, will he find the life he had before?

Director: Majid Majidi | Stars: Parviz Parastui, Roya Taymourian, Soghra Obeisi, Mohammad Amir Naji

Votes: 3,725 | Gross: $0.03M

19. The Sun (2005)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, History

85 Metascore

Third part in Aleksandr Sokurov's quadrilogy of Power, following Moloch (1999) and Taurus (2001), focuses on Japanese Emperor Hirohito and Japan's defeat in World War II when he is finally confronted by General Douglas MacArthur who offers him to accept a diplomatic defeat for survival.

Director: Aleksandr Sokurov | Stars: Issei Ogata, Robert Dawson, Kaori Momoi, Shirô Sano

Votes: 2,460 | Gross: $0.08M

20. Sangre (2005)

90 min | Drama

Diego's job is counting people as they enter a large government building. After work, he and his wife Blanca lie on the couch, watch soap operas, or make love on the kitchen table. Their ... See full synopsis »

Director: Amat Escalante | Stars: Fernando Corona, Cirilo Recio Dávila, Kenny Johnston, Claudia Orozco

Votes: 585

21. Heading South (2005)

Unrated | 108 min | Drama

73 Metascore

Three female tourists have their eyes opened while visiting the poverty-stricken and dangerous world of 1980s Haiti.

Director: Laurent Cantet | Stars: Charlotte Rampling, Karen Young, Louise Portal, Ménothy Cesar

Votes: 2,602 | Gross: $0.90M

22. Munich (2005)

R | 164 min | Drama, History, Thriller

74 Metascore

Based on the true story of the Black September aftermath, about the five men chosen to eliminate the ones responsible for that fateful day.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Eric Bana, Daniel Craig, Marie-Josée Croze, Ciarán Hinds

Votes: 199,375 | Gross: $47.40M

23. Don't Come Knocking (2005)

R | 122 min | Drama, Music

55 Metascore

An aging cowboy movie star deserts a film set and tries to reconnect with his mother, whom he hasn't seen in thirty years, only to learn that he has a child he never knew about.

Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Sam Shepard, Jessica Lange, Tim Roth, James Roday

Votes: 6,952 | Gross: $0.44M

24. The Wild Blue Yonder (2005)

Not Rated | 80 min | Sci-Fi

65 Metascore

An alien narrates the story of his dying planet, his and his people's visits to Earth and Earth's man-made demise, while human astronauts attempt to find an alternate planet for surviving humans to live on.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Brad Dourif, Donald Williams, Ellen Baker, Franklin Chang-Diaz

Votes: 3,145

25. Noriko's Dinner Table (2005)

Not Rated | 159 min | Drama, Horror

59 Metascore

A teenager called Noriko Shimabara runs away from her family in Tokoyama, to meet Kumiko, the leader of an Internet BBS, Haikyo.com. She becomes involved with Kumiko's "family circle", ... See full summary »

Director: Sion Sono | Stars: Kazue Fukiishi, Tsugumi, Yuriko Yoshitaka, Shirô Namiki

Votes: 3,794

26. Battle in Heaven (2005)

Unrated | 98 min | Crime, Drama

56 Metascore

Marcos lusts after his boss's promiscuous daughter, but after botching an extortion scheme, he becomes wracked with guilt.

Director: Carlos Reygadas | Stars: Marcos Hernández, Anapola Mushkadiz, Bertha Ruiz, David Bornstein

Votes: 5,637 | Gross: $0.07M

27. Walk the Line (2005)

PG-13 | 136 min | Biography, Drama, Music

72 Metascore

A chronicle of country music legend Johnny Cash's life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, where he recorded alongside Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins.

Director: James Mangold | Stars: Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon, Ginnifer Goodwin, Robert Patrick

Votes: 213,781 | Gross: $119.52M

28. The Death of Mr. Lazarescu (2005)

R | 153 min | Drama

86 Metascore

Mr. Lãzãrescu, a dying old man, is shuttled from hospital to hospital by a loyal paramedic as doctors refuse to operate and no one can agree on a diagnosis.

Director: Cristi Puiu | Stars: Doru Ana, Monica Barladeanu, Alina Berzunteanu, Dorian Boguta

Votes: 12,245 | Gross: $0.08M

29. Bubble (I) (2005)

R | 73 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

63 Metascore

Set against the backdrop of a decaying Midwestern town, a murder becomes the focal point of three people who work in a doll factory.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Debbie Doebereiner, Omar Cowan, Dustin James Ashley, Phyllis Workman

Votes: 7,378 | Gross: $0.15M

30. Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles (2005)

PG | 107 min | Drama

73 Metascore

A Japanese father travels to China's Yunnan province in the place of his ailing son to film a famous folk-opera star.

Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Ken Takakura, Kiichi Nakai, Shinobu Terajima, Ken Nakamoto

Votes: 4,664 | Gross: $0.25M

31. Time to Leave (2005)

Unrated | 81 min | Drama

67 Metascore

A fashion photographer with terminal cancer elects to die alone, preparing others to live past him rather than prolong the inevitable with chemotherapy or be smothered in sympathy by those who know him.

Director: François Ozon | Stars: Melvil Poupaud, Jeanne Moreau, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Daniel Duval

Votes: 8,099 | Gross: $0.12M

32. Melissa P. (2005)

100 min | Drama

An adolescent girl, living with her mother and her grandmother, will have her first sexual experiences in a heavy and excessive way.

Director: Luca Guadagnino | Stars: María Valverde, Letizia Ciampa, Primo Reggiani, Fabrizia Sacchi

Votes: 5,769

33. Good Night, and Good Luck. (2005)

PG | 93 min | Biography, Drama, History

80 Metascore

Broadcast journalist Edward R. Murrow looks to bring down Senator Joseph McCarthy.

Director: George Clooney | Stars: David Strathairn, George Clooney, Patricia Clarkson, Jeff Daniels

Votes: 90,450 | Gross: $31.50M

34. The Call of Cthulhu (2005)

Not Rated | 47 min | Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

While sorting the affairs of his late Uncle, a man accidentally stumbles across a series of dark secrets connected to an ancient horror waiting to be freed.

Director: Andrew Leman | Stars: Matt Foyer, John Bolen, Ralph Lucas, Chad Fifer

Votes: 7,263

35. The Child (2005)

R | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

87 Metascore

Bruno and Sonia, a young couple living off her benefit and the thefts committed by his gang, have a new source of money: their newborn son.

Directors: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne | Stars: Jérémie Renier, Déborah François, Jérémie Segard, Fabrizio Rongione

Votes: 16,515 | Gross: $0.65M

36. In Evil Hour (2005)

118 min | Drama

A small town is stirred by anonymous notes delivered during the night, telling the secrets of its inhabitants.

Director: Ruy Guerra | Stars: Leonardo Medeiros, Juliana Carneiro da Cunha, Fábio Sabag, Jean Pierre Noher

Votes: 148

37. Lunacy (2005)

Not Rated | 118 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

63 Metascore

A man takes up residence with a mysterious marquis and is soon persuaded to enter into an asylum for preventative therapy. Things are not what they seem, and the marquis may be even more sinister than what the young man may've predicted.

Director: Jan Svankmajer | Stars: Jan Tríska, Pavel Liska, Anna Geislerová, Martin Huba

Votes: 3,246 | Gross: $0.05M



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