These films explain why 2005 was a great year for cinema

It seems like every year the film industry finds a way to outdo itself, whether it’s due to advances in technology, increased budgets, or the quality of storytelling. One year that particularly stands out among the rest is 2005. Some of the most complex and emotional films of the 2000s were released during this year. From the Academy’s Best Picture winner Accidentdirected and written by Paul Haggis, based on the romance/drama by Ang Lee Brokeback Mountain, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and future Oscar winner Heath Ledger. Not only are the performances in both films incredible, but the storylines are outstanding and both, taken together, are stories that audiences always admire. 15 years later.

Along with these great movies with original scripts, there were so many beloved book-to-movie adaptations released in 2005. Pride and Prejudice, adapted from the classic novel by Jane Austen, has made its way to the big screen and has become a fan favorite over the years. With such a strong cast of actresses, including Keira Knightley, Rosamund Pike, and Carey Mulligan, the film was destined for success. 2005 is also the year of the fourth film of the very popular Harry Potter franchise, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, was released, which grossed over $896 million at the box office. Here are the best films that indicate why 2005 was such a great year for cinema.

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Corpse Bride

There’s nothing else like a Tim Burton movie. The director is a master at his craft and one of the most successful filmmakers in the fantasy/family genre. Since Edward Scissorhands, beetle juiceand Alice in Wonderland for Charlie and the chocolate factory and Corpse brideBurton has created such innovative and iconic work. Corpse Bride is based on stories told in Jewish folklore and features Helena Bonham Carter and Johnny Depp, with whom Burton has collaborated on several projects.

Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith

the star wars The films, created and directed by George Lucas, are considered one of the most successful franchises in all of cinema. The films were hugely successful right from the start in 1977 when the first film Star Wars: A New Hope has been freed. Revenge of the Sith stars Hayden Christensen, Ewan McGregor, Ian McDiarmid, Natalie Portman, Christopher Lee and Samuel L. Jackson and follows the suspicions raised within the Jedi Council regarding Palpatine and Anakin’s journey to the dark side. The film concluded the Prequel Trilogy.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

As the star wars franchise, the Harry Potter The films made cinematic history, becoming one of the most popular film franchises of all time. Broadway shows, amusement parks and tons of stores have come out of the extreme success of these films, and even ten years after the release of the final film, audiences have proven that they still love this story and all the characters. that make her so special. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is the fourth installment in the franchise and follows the dangerous journey Harry must take when his name is mysteriously pulled from the Goblet of Fire.

Pride and Prejudice

Jane Austen’s classic novel Pride and Prejudice released in 1813 and is one of the most beloved pieces of literature nowadays. When the 2005 adaptation of this story came out, it was destined for greatness. Kiera Knightley, Matthew Mcfayden, Rosamund Pike, Simon Woods, Carey Mulligan and Rupert Friend give incredible performances featuring these iconic characters. In 2006, the film was nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Actress (for Knightley), Best Original Score, Best Production Design, and Best Costume Design.

batman begins

by Christophe Nolan The black Knight The trilogy is iconic and has received critical acclaim over the years. The trilogy includes batman begins released in 2005, The black Knight released in 2008, and The dark knight rises released in 2012. Besides the amazing cinematography and story interest, one of the most notable aspects of the franchise is the cast. The number of stars who make appearances in all three films is unmatched, from Christan Bale who plays Batman/Bruce Wayne, to Heath Ledger, Gary Oldman, Michael Caine, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Cillian Murphy, Katie Holmes, Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Maggie Gyllenhaal.

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walk the line

This musical/drama walk the line is based on the true story of music legends Johnny Cash and June Carter and how the two fell in love with each other. While it’s a great story, the heart and soul of this movie is Reese Witherspoon’s incredible performance as Carter. This part was a monumental role in Witherspoon’s career, earning the actress her first Academy Award nomination and first Academy Award nomination in 2006. Joaquin Phoenix also received a Best Actor nomination for his portrayal of the musician. country.

Brokeback Mountain

Brokeback Mountain is such a special movie that centers on the love shared between a rodeo cowboy and a ranch hand. Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger give some of their career best performances as Jack Twist and Ennis Del Mar, respectively, alongside the talented Michelle Williams and Anne Hathaway. Despite the strength Jack and Ennis feel for each other, the two marry other people and keep their affair a secret for over 20 years. Yet, to this day, people are frustrated with Brokeback MountainCrash’s loss of Best Picture at the 2006 Oscars, and some consider it one of the greatest Oscar snubs of all time.


Although Accident technically had a limited release in 2004, it didn’t make its big release in the US until 2005. This crime/drama deals with race, gender and the justice system in the US and this very power imbalance obvious. Matt Dillon, Sandra Bullock, Don Cheadle, Brendan Fraser, Terrence Howard, Thandiwe Newton, Ryan Phillippe, Jennifer Esposito and Michael Peña all star in the film. Accident was nominated for five Oscars in 2006 and won three Oscars: for Best Film Editing, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Picture.


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