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The year 2005 saw many significant movies and films. The highest-grossing films of this year are Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.

Highest-grossing films

Highest-grossing films of 2005[1]
Rank Title Studio Worldwide gross
1. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Warner Bros. $895,921,036
2. Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith 20th Century Fox / Lucasfilm $848,754,768
3. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Disney $745,011,272
4. War of the Worlds Paramount / DreamWorks $591,745,540
5. King Kong Universal $550,517,357
6. Madagascar DreamWorks $532,680,671
7. Mr. & Mrs. Smith 20th Century Fox $478,207,520
8. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Warner Bros $474,968,763
9. Batman Begins Warner Bros / Legendary $372,710,015
10. Hitch Columbia $368,100,420


Month Day Event
January 6 The Directors Guild of America nominates directors Martin Scorsese (The Aviator), Marc Forster (Finding Neverland), Taylor Hackford (Ray), Clint Eastwood (Million Dollar Baby) and Alexander Payne (Sideways) for its Directors Guild Awards.
8 The National Society of Film Critics awards go to Million Dollar Baby (film), Zhang Yimou (director, for: House of Flying Daggers), Imelda Staunton and Hilary Swank (tied for best actress), Jamie Foxx (actor), Thomas Haden Church (supporting actor) and Virginia Madsen (supporting actress).
9 The People's Choice Awards go to Fahrenheit 9/11 (favorite motion picture), The Passion of the Christ for favorite drama, and Shrek 2 (favorite comedy, animated film, sequel, animated character: Eddie Murphy as "donkey", and movie villain: Jennifer Saunders as "Fairy Godmother").
16 Golden Globes awards film winners included three for The Aviator (Picture-Drama, Actor and Score), two for Sideways (Picture-comedy and Screenplay), two for Million Dollar Baby (Director and Actress), and two for Closer (Supporting Actor and Supporting actress for Clive Owen and Natalie Portman).
22 The Producers Guild of America picks The Aviator as its choice for best picture of 2004.
24 The Golden Raspberry Awards picks for worst film achievement in 2004 had Catwoman leading with seven nominations, Alexander, Fahrenheit 9/11 and White Chicks each with five and four nominations for Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2.
25 The Academy Awards picks for best film achievement in 2004 had The Aviator leading nominations with 11, followed by Million Dollar Baby and Finding Neverland with seven, Ray with six, and Sideways with five.
February 2 Pierce Brosnan officially announces that he will be resigning from the role of James Bond. Brosnan last appeared as Bond in Die Another Day (2002).
12 BAFTA Awards: Major winners include Imelda Staunton, Best Actress, Jamie Foxx, Best Actor and The Aviator, Best Film.
26 Catwoman and Fahrenheit 9/11 dominate the Golden Raspberry Awards, walking away with 4 awards each, even though the latter wasn't nominated for worst picture. Four special awards were also handed out to commemorate the Razzies' 25th anniversary. Arnold Schwarzenegger was named the biggest loser of the previous 25 years, Battlefield Earth, Gigli, and From Justin to Kelly collected the worst film awards.
27 77th Academy Awards: Million Dollar Baby wins the awards for Best Picture and Best Director.
March 13 10th Empire Awards: The Bourne Supremacy wins the awards for Best Film and Best Actor for Matt Damon.
May 20 Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith reaches a record high at the box offices on opening day with US$50 million on 9,400 screens at 3,661 theaters worldwide, edging out Spider-Man 2‍‍ '​‍s top opening day record of $40.4 million and Shrek 2‍‍ '​‍s top single day record of $44.8 million.
22 The Golden Palm in the 58th Edition of the Cannes Film Festival is awarded to L'enfant, directed by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne. The Grand Prix is awarded to Broken Flowers by Jim Jarmusch, while the prize for best director is awarded to Michael Haneke for Caché.
June 4 The 2005 MTV Movie Awards winners were announced.
21 The American Film Institute holds its 100 Years...100 Movie Quotes. The greatest film quote is "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn" from Gone with the Wind.
August 11 Roger Ebert publishes the list of his most hated films, distilled down from reviews he has written which date back to the 1960s. The list includes 2005 releases such as Constantine, Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo, and A Lot Like Love.
October 14 It is announced that Daniel Craig will be the new James Bond in the forthcoming Casino Royale.
December 10 The Los Angeles Film Critics Association gives its awards for the most outstanding motion pictures of 2005. Brokeback Mountain won best picture and best director for Ang Lee. Capote won best actor for Philip Seymour Hoffman. Best actress went to Vera Farmiga for Down to the Bone.
11 The Boston Society of Film Critics gives its awards for the most outstanding motion pictures of 2005. Brokeback Mountain won best picture and best director for Ang Lee. Capote won best actor for Philip Seymour Hoffman. Best actress went to Reese Witherspoon for Walk the Line.
The American Film Institute gives its picks for the ten most outstanding motion pictures of 2005, which are Brokeback Mountain, Capote, Crash, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Good Night, and Good Luck, A History of Violence, King Kong, Munich, The Squid and the Whale, and Syriana.
12 The New York Film Critics Circle gives its awards for the most outstanding motion pictures of 2005. Brokeback Mountain won best picture, best director for Ang Lee and best actor for Heath Ledger. Best actress went to Reese Witherspoon for Walk the Line.
13 The Hollywood Foreign Press Association nominations for the Golden Globe Awards included Brokeback Mountain, The Constant Gardener, Good Night, and Good Luck, A History of Violence, and Match Point for best drama film.


Category/Organization 11th Critics' Choice Awards
January 9, 2006
63rd Golden Globe Awards
January 16, 2006
12th Screen Actors Guild Awards
January 29, 2006
59th BAFTA Awards
February 19, 2006
78th Academy Awards
March 5, 2006
Drama Musical or Comedy
Best Film Brokeback Mountain Walk the Line N/A Brokeback Mountain Crash
Best Director Ang Lee
Brokeback Mountain
N/A Ang Lee
Brokeback Mountain
Best Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman
Joaquin Phoenix
Walk the Line
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Best Actress Reese Witherspoon
Walk the Line
Felicity Huffman
Reese Witherspoon
Walk the Line
Best Supporting Actor Paul Giamatti
Cinderella Man
George Clooney
Paul Giamatti
Cinderella Man
Jake Gyllenhaal
Brokeback Mountain
George Clooney
Best Supporting Actress Amy Adams
Michelle Williams
Brokeback Mountain
Rachel Weisz
The Constant Gardener
Thandie Newton
Rachel Weisz
The Constant Gardener
Best Screenplay, Adapted Paul Haggis and Robert Moresco
Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana
Brokeback Mountain
N/A Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana
Brokeback Mountain
Best Screenplay, Original N/A Paul Haggis and Robert Moresco
Best Animated Film Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit N/A N/A N/A N/A Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
Best Original Score Memoirs of a Geisha
John Williams
N/A Memoirs of a Geisha
John Williams
Brokeback Mountain
Gustavo Santaolalla
Best Original Song "Hustle & Flow (It Ain't Over)"
Hustle & Flow
"A Love That Will Never Grow Old"
Brokeback Mountain
N/A N/A "It's Hard out Here for a Pimp"
Hustle & Flow
Best Foreign Language Film Kung Fu Hustle Paradise Now N/A The Beat That My Heart Skipped Tsotsi

2005 Wide-release films

In the film industry, a wide-release film is a film that studios believe will appeal to a broad spectrum of the public and that shows in at least 600 cinemas in North America. Films are listed in order of their first theatrical release.


Opening Title Studio Cast and crew
6 Racing Stripes Warner Bros. Frankie Muniz, Dustin Hoffman, Snoop Dogg, Mandy Moore, Hayden Panettiere, Joe Pantoliano, Jeff Foxworthy, Michael Clarke Duncan, Bruce Greenwood, Whoopi Goldberg, Fred Dalton Thompson, Joshua Jackson, M. Emmet Walsh]]
7 Vaada Puja Films Arjun Rampal, Amisha Patel, Zayed Khan, Satish Kaushik (director)
White Noise Universal Studios Michael Keaton, Deborah Kara Unger
14 Coach Carter Paramount Pictures / MTV Films Samuel L. Jackson, Channing Tatum
Elektra 20th Century Fox Jennifer Garner, Terence Stamp, Goran Višnjić; Rob Bowman (director)
19 Assault on Precinct 13 Rogue Ethan Hawke, Laurence Fishburne
21 Are We There Yet? Columbia Pictures Ice Cube, Nia Long
26 March of the Penguins Warner Independent Pictures Morgan Freeman, Amitabh Bachchan
27 Hide and Seek 20th Century Fox Robert De Niro, Dakota Fanning
28 Alone in the Dark Lions Gate Entertainment Christian Slater, Tara Reid, Stephen Dorff; Uwe Boll (director)
2 Unleashed Focus Features Jet Li, Morgan Freeman, Bob Hoskins, Kerry Condon
4 Boogeyman Screen Gems Barry Watson, Emily Deschanel, Lucy Lawless
The Wedding Date Universal Studios Debra Messing, Dermot Mulroney
8 Constantine Warner Bros. Dir., Francis Lawrence; Keanu Reeves, Shia LaBeouf, Rachel Weisz, Tilda Swinton, Peter Stormare
10 Hitch Columbia Pictures Will Smith, Eva Mendes, Kevin James; Andy Tennant (director)
11 Son of the Mask New Line Cinema Jamie Kennedy, Alan Cumming; Lawrence Guterman (director)
Pooh's Heffalump Movie Walt Disney Pictures Jim Cummings, John Fiedler, Ken Sansom, Peter Cullen, Kath Soucie, Brenda Blethyn
18 Because of Winn-Dixie 20th Century Fox AnnaSophia Robb, Jeff Daniels, Dave Matthews, Eva Marie Saint
25 Cursed Dimension Films Christina Ricci, Joshua Jackson, Shannon Elizabeth; Wes Craven (director)
Diary of a Mad Black Woman Lions Gate Entertainment Kimberly Elise, Steve Harris, Tyler Perry
Man of the House Columbia Pictures Tommy Lee Jones, Cedric the Entertainer
4 Be Cool Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Vince Vaughn, Cedric the Entertainer, Harvey Keitel; F. Gary Gray (director)
The Jacket Warner Independent Pictures Adrien Brody, Keira Knightley, Kris Kristofferson, Kelly Lynch
The Pacifier Spyglass Entertainment Vin Diesel, Lauren Graham; Adam Shankman (director)
9 Hostage Miramax Films Bruce Willis, Jonathan Tucker, Kevin Pollak
11 Robots 20th Century Fox / Blue Sky Ewan McGregor, Robin Williams, Halle Berry, Amanda Bynes, Greg Kinnear
The Upside of Anger New Line Cinema Kevin Costner, Joan Allen, Mike Binder
17 The Ring Two DreamWorks Naomi Watts, David Dorfman, Simon Baker
18 Ice Princess Walt Disney Pictures Michelle Trachtenberg, Joan Cusack, Kim Cattrall
23 Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous Warner Bros. Sandra Bullock, Regina King, William Shatner, Treat Williams, Ernie Hudson
25 Guess Who Columbia Pictures Bernie Mac, Ashton Kutcher, Zoe Saldana
30 Beauty Shop Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Queen Latifah, Alicia Silverstone, Ice Cube


Opening Title Studio Cast and crew
1 Sin City Dimension Films Jessica Alba, Rosario Dawson, Benicio del Toro, Carla Gugino, Rutger Hauer, Jaime King, Michael Madsen, Brittany Murphy, Clive Owen, Mickey Rourke, Nick Stahl, Bruce Willis, Elijah Wood; Frank Miller, Robert Rodriguez (directors)
6 Sahara Paramount Pictures / Summit Entertainment Matthew McConaughey, Steve Zahn, Penélope Cruz
8 Fever Pitch 20th Century Fox Drew Barrymore, Jimmy Fallon; Peter and Bobby Farrelly (directors)
The Interpreter Universal Studios Nicole Kidman, Sean Penn, Catherine Keener; Sydney Pollack (director)
15 The Amityville Horror Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer / Dimension Films / Platinum Dunes Ryan Reynolds, Melissa George, Rachel Nichols
21 A Lot Like Love Touchstone Pictures Ashton Kutcher, Amanda Peet, Kal Penn
22 King's Ransom New Line Cinema Anthony Anderson, Jay Mohr, Regina Hall
27 xXx: State of the Union Columbia Pictures / Revolution Studios Ice Cube, Samuel L. Jackson, Willem Dafoe
28 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Touchstone Pictures Martin Freeman, Sam Rockwell, Mos Def
6 Kingdom of Heaven 20th Century Fox Orlando Bloom, Liam Neeson, Eva Green, Jeremy Irons, Edward Norton; Ridley Scott (director)
Crash Lions Gate Entertainment Sandra Bullock, Thandie Newton, Brendan Fraser, Ryan Phillippe, Ludacris, Matt Dillon; Paul Haggis (director)
House of Wax Warner Bros. Elisha Cuthbert, Paris Hilton, Chad Michael Murray, Brian Van Holt, Jared Padalecki
7 Mindhunters Dimension Films Val Kilmer, Christian Slater, LL Cool J
12 Monster-in-Law New Line Cinema Jennifer Lopez, Jane Fonda, Michael Vartan, Wanda Sykes; Robert Luketic (director)
13 Kicking & Screaming Universal Studios Will Ferrell, Robert Duvall
19 Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith 20th Century Fox Ewan McGregor, Hayden Christensen, Natalie Portman, Ian McDiarmid, Frank Oz, Samuel L. Jackson; George Lucas (director)
25 Madagascar DreamWorks Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith, Sacha Baron Cohen, Cedric the Entertainer, Andy Richter
Valiant Walt Disney Pictures Ewan McGregor, Tim Curry, Jim Broadbent
27 The Longest Yard Paramount Pictures / Columbia Pictures / MTV Films Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, James Cromwell, William Fichtner, Burt Reynolds, Cloris Leachman, Rob Schneider; Peter Segal (director)
1 Demon Hunter New Arc Entertainment Sean Patrick Flanery
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Warner Bros. Amber Tamblyn, Alexis Bledel, America Ferrera, Blake Lively; Ken Kwapis (director)
3 Cinderella Man Universal Studios / Miramax Films Russell Crowe, Renée Zellweger, Paul Giamatti, Bruce McGill, Craig Bierko; Ron Howard (director)
Lords of Dogtown Columbia Pictures Heath Ledger, Emile Hirsch, John Robinson, Johnny Knoxville, Rebecca De Mornay
The League of Gentlemen's Apocalypse Universal Studios Mark Gatiss, Steve Pemberton, Reece Shearsmith
10 The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D Dimension Films Cayden Boyd, Taylor Dooley, Taylor Lautner
The Honeymooners Paramount Pictures Cedric the Entertainer, Mike Epps, Gabrielle Union, Regina Hall, John Leguizamo
Mr. & Mrs. Smith 20th Century Fox Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Vince Vaughn; Doug Liman (director)
Batman Begins Warner Bros. Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Katie Holmes, Liam Neeson, Morgan Freeman, Gary Oldman, Cillian Murphy, Ken Watanabe, Tom Wilkinson; Christopher Nolan (director)
17 The Perfect Man Universal Studios Hilary Duff, Heather Locklear, Chris Noth
22 Herbie: Fully Loaded Walt Disney Pictures Lindsay Lohan, Michael Keaton, Breckin Meyer, Matt Dillon, Cheryl Hines
24 Bewitched Columbia Pictures Nicole Kidman, Will Ferrell, Michael Caine, Shirley MacLaine, Jason Schwartzman; Nora Ephron (director)
Land of the Dead Universal Studios Simon Baker, John Leguizamo, Dennis Hopper, George A. Romero (director)
28 War of the Worlds DreamWorks Pictures / Paramount Pictures Tom Cruise, Dakota Fanning, Tim Robbins, Miranda Otto, Justin Chatwin; Steven Spielberg (director)
29 Fantastic Four 20th Century Fox Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, Michael Chiklis, Chris Evans; Tim Story (director)


Opening Title Studio Cast and crew
1 Rebound 20th Century Fox Martin Lawrence, Breckin Meyer
Yakeen Shreya Creations
P R Films
Arjun Rampal, Priyanka Chopra, Kim Sharma, Ankur Nayyar, Sudhanshu Pandey, Girish Dhamija (director)
8 Dark Water Buena Vista Distribution Jennifer Connelly, Tim Roth, John C. Reilly
15 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Warner Bros. Johnny Depp, Freddie Highmore, Helena Bonham Carter, David Kelly, Noah Taylor, Missi Pyle, James Fox, Deep Roy, Christopher Lee; Tim Burton (director)
Wedding Crashers New Line Cinema Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn, Christopher Walken, Rachel McAdams, Bradley Cooper, Jane Seymour; David Dobkin (director)
20 The Island DreamWorks Pictures / Warner Bros. Ewan McGregor, Scarlett Johansson, Sean Bean; Michael Bay (director)
22 Bad News Bears Paramount Pictures Billy Bob Thornton, Greg Kinnear, Marcia Gay Harden
The Devil's Rejects Lions Gate Entertainment Rob Zombie (director)
Hustle & Flow Paramount Pictures Terrence Howard, Anthony Anderson, Taryn Manning
27 Stealth Columbia Pictures Josh Lucas, Jessica Biel, Jamie Foxx; Rob Cohen (director)
29 Must Love Dogs Warner Bros. John Cusack, Diane Lane, Dermot Mulroney, Elizabeth Perkins, Stockard Channing, Christopher Plummer
The Skeleton Key Universal Studios Kate Hudson, Peter Sarsgaard, Gena Rowlands
Sky High Walt Disney Pictures Michael Angarano, Kurt Russell, Kelly Preston, Lynda Carter, Danielle Panabaker, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Bruce Campbell, Cloris Leachman, Kevin McDonald
3 Transporter 2 20th Century Fox Jason Statham, François Berléand, Amber Valletta; Louis Leterrier (director)
5 The Dukes of Hazzard Warner Bros. Johnny Knoxville, Seann William Scott, Jessica Simpson, Burt Reynolds, Willie Nelson
Bailey's Billion$ Echo Bridge Entertainment Dean Cain, Laurie Holden, Jennifer Tilly, Tim Curry, Jon Lovitz
10 The Great Raid Miramax Films Benjamin Bratt, James Franco
12 Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo Columbia Pictures Rob Schneider, Eddie Griffin
Four Brothers Paramount Pictures Mark Wahlberg, André 3000, Tyrese Gibson, Garrett Hedlund, Josh Charles, Sofía Vergara, Chiwetel Ejiofor; John Singleton (director)
17 Supercross 20th Century Fox Daryl Hannah, Mike Vogel, Robert Patrick
19 The 40-Year-Old Virgin Universal Studios Steve Carell, Catherine Keener, Paul Rudd; Judd Apatow (director)
Red Eye DreamWorks Rachel McAdams, Cillian Murphy; Wes Craven (director)
26 The Brothers Grimm Dimension Films Matt Damon, Heath Ledger; Terry Gilliam (director)
The Cave Screen Gems Cole Hauser, Morris Chestnut, Eddie Cibrian
A Sound of Thunder Warner Bros. Ben Kingsley, Catherine McCormack, Edward Burns; Peter Hyams (director)
Undiscovered Lions Gate Entertainment Ashlee Simpson, Carrie Fisher, Shannyn Sossamon
31 The Constant Gardener Focus Features Ralph Fiennes, Rachel Weisz; Fernando Meirelles (director)
2 Underclassman Miramax Films Nick Cannon, Cheech Marin, Roselyn Sánchez
9 The Exorcism of Emily Rose Screen Gems Tom Wilkinson, Laura Linney, Campbell Scott, Jennifer Carpenter
The Man New Line Cinema Samuel L. Jackson, Eugene Levy
An Unfinished Life Miramax Films Robert Redford, Morgan Freeman, Jennifer Lopez
16 Corpse Bride Warner Bros. Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Emily Watson, Tracey Ullman, Albert Finney, Paul Whitehouse, Joanna Lumley, Christopher Lee, Jane Horrocks; Tim Burton (director)
Cry Wolf Universal Pictures Lindy Booth, Jon Bon Jovi, Jared Padalecki
Good Night, and Good Luck Warner Independent Pictures George Clooney, David Strathairn, Robert Downey, Jr., Patricia Clarkson, Frank Langella
Just Like Heaven DreamWorks Reese Witherspoon, Mark Ruffalo, Jon Heder
Lord of War Lions Gate Entertainment Nicolas Cage, Jared Leto, Ethan Hawke, Monica Bellucci, Bridget Moynahan, Jeffrey Wright
Pride and Prejudice Focus Features Keira Knightley, Matthew Macfadyen, Brenda Blethyn, Donald Sutherland; Joe Wright (director)
Wolf Creek The Weinstein Company John Jarratt, Nathan Phillips, Cassandra Magrath
22 Flightplan Touchstone Pictures Jodie Foster, Sean Bean, Peter Sarsgaard, Marlene Lawston
23 Dirty Love First Look Pictures Jenny McCarthy, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Carmen Electra, Kam Heskin, Victor Webster
A History of Violence New Line Cinema Viggo Mortensen, Ed Harris, Maria Bello, William Hurt; David Cronenberg (director)
Oliver Twist R.P. Productions Ben Kingsley, Barney Clark, Jamie Foreman; Roman Polanski (director)
Roll Bounce Fox Searchlight Bow Wow, Chi McBride, Meagan Good
29 Serenity Universal Studios Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Adam Baldwin
30 Capote Sony Pictures Classics Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener, Chris Cooper, Bob Balaban
The Greatest Game Ever Played Walt Disney Pictures Shia LaBeouf; Bill Paxton (director)
Into the Blue Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer / Columbia Pictures Paul Walker, Jessica Alba, Ashley Scott


Opening Title Studio Cast and crew
7 In Her Shoes 20th Century Fox Cameron Diaz, Toni Collette, Shirley MacLaine; Curtis Hanson (director)
Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit DreamWorks/Aardman Peter Sallis, Ralph Fiennes, Helena Bonham Carter, Peter Kay, Liz Smith
The Gospel Screen Gems Boris Kodjoe, Clifton Powell, Yolanda Adams
Two for the Money Universal Studios Al Pacino, Matthew McConaughey, Rene Russo; D. J. Caruso (director)
Waiting... Lions Gate Entertainment Ryan Reynolds, Anna Faris, Justin Long
14 Domino New Line Cinema Keira Knightley, Christopher Walken, Mickey Rourke
Elizabethtown Paramount Pictures Kirsten Dunst, Orlando Bloom, Susan Sarandon, Alec Baldwin; Cameron Crowe (director)
The Fog Columbia Pictures / Revolution Studios Tom Welling, Maggie Grace, Selma Blair
20 Doom Universal Studios Karl Urban, The Rock, Rosamund Pike
21 Dreamer DreamWorks Pictures Kurt Russell, Dakota Fanning, Kris Kristofferson
Kids in America Slowhand Cinema Gregory Smith
North Country Warner Bros. Charlize Theron, Frances McDormand
Stay 20th Century Fox Ewan McGregor, Naomi Watts, Ryan Gosling
24 The Legend of Zorro Columbia Pictures Antonio Banderas, Catherine Zeta-Jones; Martin Campbell (director)
28 Prime Universal Studios Meryl Streep, Uma Thurman
Saw II Lions Gate Entertainment Donnie Wahlberg
The Weather Man Paramount Pictures Nicolas Cage, Hope Davis, Michael Caine
3 Chicken Little Walt Disney Pictures Zach Braff, Joan Cusack, Steve Zahn, Garry Marshall, Don Knotts, Fred Willard, Catherine O'Hara
4 Jarhead Universal Studios Jake Gyllenhaal, Lucas Black, Jamie Foxx; Sam Mendes (director)
6 Zathura Columbia Pictures Josh Hutcherson, Jonah Bobo, Dax Shepard, Tim Robbins, Kristen Stewart
7 Fuck Mudflap Films / Rainstorm Entertainment Steven Bochco, Pat Boone, Ben Bradlee, Drew Carey, Billy Connolly
9 Get Rich or Die Tryin' Paramount Pictures Joy Bryant, Terrence Howard, 50 Cent
11 Derailed The Weinstein Company Clive Owen, Jennifer Aniston
16 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Warner Bros. Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon, Brendan Gleeson, Maggie Smith, Robbie Coltrane, Alan Rickman, Miranda Richardson, Timothy Spall, Eric Sykes, David Tennant
The Matador The Weinstein Company Pierce Brosnan, Greg Kinnear, Hope Davis
18 Walk the Line 20th Century Fox Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon; James Mangold (director)
23 The Ice Harvest Focus Features John Cusack, Billy Bob Thornton, Connie Nielsen
In the Mix Lions Gate Entertainment Usher, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Chazz Palminteri
Just Friends New Line Cinema Ryan Reynolds, Amy Smart, Anna Faris, Chris Klein
Rent Columbia Pictures / Revolution Studios Anthony Rapp, Rosario Dawson; Chris Columbus (director)
Syriana Warner Bros. George Clooney, Michelle Monaghan, Matt Damon, Chris Cooper; Stephen Gaghan (director)
Yours, Mine and Ours Paramount Pictures / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer / Nickelodeon Movies / Columbia Pictures Dennis Quaid, Rene Russo, Rip Torn, Linda Hunt, Drake Bell, Danielle Panabaker, Miranda Cosgrove
1 Æon Flux Paramount Pictures / MTV Films Charlize Theron, Marton Csokas, Pete Postlethwaite; Karyn Kusama (director)
2 Transamerica The Weinstein Company Felicity Huffman, Kevin Zegers
7 The Chronicles of Narnia:
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Walt Disney Pictures / Walden Media William Mosely, Anna Popplewell, Skandar Keynes, Georgie Henley, Tilda Swinton, James McAvoy, Jim Broadbent, Liam Neeson, Ray Winstone, Dawn French
9 Brokeback Mountain Focus Features Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Williams, Anne Hathaway, Randy Quaid, Linda Cardellini, Roberta Maxwell; Ang Lee (director)
Memoirs of a Geisha Columbia Pictures / DreamWorks Pictures Zhang Ziyi, Ken Watanabe, Michelle Yeoh, Gong Li, Mako, Tsai Chin, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Randall Duk Kim, Karl Yune, Ted Levine, Kenneth Tsang, Thomas Ikeda, Kaori Momoi, Suzuka Ohgo; Rob Marshall (director)
12 King Kong Universal Pictures Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody, Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis, Kyle Chandler, Colin Hanks, Thomas Kretschmann; Peter Jackson (director)
16 The Family Stone 20th Century Fox Diane Keaton, Sarah Jessica Parker, Rachel McAdams, Craig T. Nelson
The Producers Universal Pictures / Columbia Pictures Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick, Uma Thurman, Will Ferrell, John Barrowman, Mel Brooks
21 Cheaper by the Dozen 2 20th Century Fox Steve Martin, Bonnie Hunt, Hilary Duff, Tom Welling, Piper Perabo, Eugene Levy, Carmen Electra, Jaime King, Taylor Lautner
Fun with Dick and Jane Columbia Pictures Jim Carrey, Téa Leoni, Alec Baldwin
23 Munich Universal Pictures / DreamWorks Pictures Eric Bana, Geoffrey Rush, Daniel Craig, Ciarán Hinds, Mathieu Kassovitz, Ayelet Zurer, Mathieu Amalric; Steven Spielberg (director)
The Ringer Fox Searchlight Pictures Johnny Knoxville, Katherine Heigl
25 Casanova Touchstone Pictures Heath Ledger, Sienna Miller, Jeremy Irons
The New World New Line Cinema Colin Farrell, Q'orianka Kilcher, Christian Bale, Christopher Plummer
Rumor Has It Warner Bros. Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Costner, Shirley MacLaine, Mark Ruffalo; Rob Reiner (director)
31 Dragon Squad Hong Kong Legends Vanness Wu, Xia Yu, Sammo Hung

Films released in 2005

For complete lists, see 2005 films and 2005 television films

Notable deaths

Month Date Name Age Country Profession Notable films
January 2 C. M. Pennington-Richards 93 UK Producer A Challenge for Robin HoodDentist on the Job
5 Gabrielle Daye 93 UK Actress Chitty Chitty Bang Bang10 Rillington Place
8 Aksella Luts 99 Estonia Actress, Screenwriter Noored kotkad
9 Gonzalo Gavira 79 Mexico Sound Technician The ExorcistThe Towering Inferno
11 Thelma White 94 USA Actress Reefer MadnessThe Moon's Our Home
12 Amrish Puri 72 India Actor Indiana Jones and the Temple of DoomGandhi
15 Ruth Warrick 88 USA Actress Citizen KaneThe Great Bank Robbery
15 Dan Lee 35 Canada Animator Finding NemoA Bug's Life
17 Virginia Mayo 84 USA Actress White HeatThe Best Years of Our Lives
18 Lamont Bentley 31 USA Actor The Wash
20 Parveen Babi 55 India Actress Namak HalaalAmar Akbar Anthony
21 Steve Susskind 62 USA Actor Monsters, Inc.Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
22 Patsy Rowlands 74 UK Actress Tom JonesA Stitch in Time
February 1 John Vernon 72 Canada Actor Dirty HarryCharley Varrick
4 Ossie Davis 87 USA Actor, Director Do the Right ThingI'm Not Rappaport
10 Arthur Miller 89 USA Screenwriter The CrucibleThe Misfits
12 Brian Kelly 73 USA Actor Around the World Under the Sea
13 Harry Baird 73 UK Actor, Miscellaneous The Italian JobThe Count of Monte Cristo
14 Otto Plaschkes 75 Austria Producer Georgy GirlHopscotch
16 Nicole DeHuff 30 USA Actress Meet the ParentsSuspect Zero
17 Peter Foy 79 UK Special Effects Artist The WizFantastic Voyage
17 Dan O'Herlihy 85 Ireland Actor RoboCopFail Safe
26 Sandra Dee 62 USA Actress GidgetImitation of Life
March 3 Guylaine St-Onge 39 USA Actress Angel EyesHighwaymen
5 Morris Engel 84 USA Director, Cinematographer Little FugitiveWeddings and Babies
5 Tony Romano 89 USA Actor, Soundtrack, Composer Adventures of Don JuanThe Man I Love
6 Teresa Wright 86 USA Actress The Pride of the YankeesMrs. Miniver
7 John Box 85 UK Production Designer, Art Director Lawrence of ArabiaDoctor Zhivago
7 Debra Hill 54 USA Screenwriter, Producer, Actress HalloweenThe Fog
9 Sheila Gish 62 UK Actress HighlanderMansfield Par
21 Barney Martin 82 USA Actor ArthurThe Producers
29 Mitch Hedberg 37 USA Actor Almost FamousLords of Dogtown
April 5 Debralee Scott 52 USA Actress American GraffitiPolice Academy
11 John Bennett 76 UK Actor Minority ReportThe Pianist
15 Margaretta Scott 93 UK Actress The Man from MoroccoCalling Paul Temple
16 Kay Walsh 94 Latvia Actress ScroogeThe Rainbow Jacket
19 George P. Cosmatos 64 Italy Director TombstoneRambo: First Blood Part II
19 Ruth Hussey 90 USA Actress The Philadelphia StoryThe Great Gatsby
21 Jimmy Thompson 79 UK Actor Those Magnificent Men in their Flying MachinesCarry On Cruising
22 Norman Bird 84 UK Actor The League of GentlemenOmen III: The Final Conflict
23 John Mills 97 UK Actor Ryan's DaughterBean
26 Mason Adams 86 USA Actor Toy SoldiersF/X
26 Maria Schell 79 Austria Actress SupermanCimarron
May 5 Elizabeth Fraser 85 USA Actress A Patch of BlueAll My Sons
5 June MacCloy 95 USA Actress June MoonGo West
16 Joe Grant 96 USA Animator, Screenwriter MulanDumbo
16 June Lang 88 UK Actress Bonnie ScotlandInternational Settlement
17 Frank Gorshin 72 USA Actor 12 MonkeysBatman
19 Henry Corden 85 Canada Actor, Voice of Fred Flintstone Modern ProblemsHook, Line & Sinker
20 J. D. Cannon 83 USA Actor Cool Hand LukeDeath Wish II
21 Stephen Elliott 86 USA Actor Beverly Hills CopArthur
21 Howard Morris 85 USA Actor, Director High AnxietyBoys' Night Out
22 Thurl Ravenscroft 91 USA Singer, Actor Peter PanThe Hobbit
25 Ismail Merchant 68 India Producer A Room with a ViewHowards End
26 Eddie Albert 99 USA Actor The Heartbreak KidThe Longest Yard
June 1 Geoffrey Toone 94 UK Actor The King and IDr. Who and the Daleks
2 Vittorio Duse 89 Italy Actor, Director, Screenwriter The Godfather Part IIIThe Leopard
3 Michael Billington 63 UK Actor, Screenwriter The Spy Who Loved MeAlfred the Great
3 Leon Askin 97 Austria Actor, Writer Young FrankensteinAirplane II: The Sequel
3 Harrison Young 75 USA Actor Saving Private RyanThe Game
4 Lorna Thayer 86 USA Actor Five Easy PiecesFrankie and Johnny
6 Anne Bancroft 73 USA Actress The GraduateThe Miracle Worker
8 Ed Bishop 72 USA Actor 2001: A Space OdysseyThe Mouse on the Moon
11 Ron Randell 86 Australia Actor The Longest DayKing of Kings
13 Jonathan Adams 69 USA Actor The Rocky Horror Picture ShowAdventures of a Private Eye
13 Lane Smith 69 USA Actor My Cousin VinnyNetwork
24 Paul Winchell 82 USA Actor, Voice of Tigger The Fox and the HoundEverything's on Ice
25 John Fiedler 80 USA Actor 12 Angry MenTrue Grit
29 Bruce Malmuth 71 USA Director, Actor NighthawksHard to Kill
July 1 Luther Vandross 54 USA Actor, Singer The Meteor Man
2 Ernest Lehman 89 USA Screenwriter North by NorthwestThe Sound of Music
10 Freddy Soto 35 USA Actor, Comedian SpanglishPauly Shore Is Dead
11 Frances Langford 92 USA Actress, Singer Yankee Doodle DandyThe Glenn Miller Story
12 Scott Paul 24 USA Actor Wyatt Earp
17 Gavin Lambert 80 UK Screenwriter Inside Daisy CloverI Never Promised You a Rose Garden
19 Edward Bunker 71 USA Actor Reservoir DogsTango & Cash
20 James Doohan 85 Canada Actor Star Trek GenerationsStar Trek: The Motion Picture
21 Long John Baldry 64 Canada Actor, Singer Up the Chastity Belt
22 George Wallace 88 USA Actor Minority ReportBicentennial Man
25 Ford Rainey 96 USA Actor White HeatThe Sand Pebbles
25 Alf Joint 77 UK Stuntman, Actor, Miscellaneous Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the JediGoldfinger
25 David Jackson 71 UK Actor 10 Rillington Place
26 Alexander Golitzen 87 Russia Art Director To Kill a MockingbirdSpartacus
27 Tungia Baker 63 New Zealand Actress The Piano
29 Pat McCormick 78 USA Actor Smokey and the BanditA Wedding
August 4 Ileen Getz 43 USA Actress Changing LanesCelebrity
8 Barbara Bel Geddes 82 USA Actress VertigoPanic in the Streets
9 Dorris Bowdon 90 USA Actress The Grapes of WrathDrums Along the Mohawk
9 Stanley DeSantis 51 USA Actor The AviatorI Am Sam
9 Matthew McGrory 32 USA Actor Big FishThe Devil's Rejects
11 James Booth 77 UK Actor ZuluKeeping Mum
15 Herta Ware 88 USA Actress CocoonCruel Intentions
16 Joe Ranft 45 USA Animator, Voice Actor Toy StoryCars
16 Tonino Delli Colli 81 Italy Cinematographer Life Is BeautifulOnce Upon a Time in America
23 Brock Peters 78 USA Actor To Kill a MockingbirdStar Trek IV: The Voyage Home
25 Terence Morgan 83 UK Actor HamletCaptain Horatio Hornblower R.N.
31 Michael Sheard 67 UK Actor Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes BackIndiana Jones and the Last Crusade
September ? Irene Sunters 77 UK Actress The Wicker Man
2 Bob Denver 70 USA Actor Take Her, She's MineWho's Minding the Mint?
12 Ronald Leigh-Hunt 84 UK Actor The OmenWhere the Bullets Fly
14 Robert Wise 91 USA Director, Film Editor The Sound of MusicWest Side Story
15 Sidney Luft 89 USA Producer A Star is BornKilroy Was Here
20 Gordon Carroll 77 USA Producer, Miscellaneous AlienAliens
23 Roger Brierley 70 UK Actor, Soundtrack, Composer About a BoyA Fish Called Wanda
25 Don Adams 82 USA Actor Inspector GadgetThe Nude Bomb
October 2 Hamilton Camp 70 UK Actor The Little MermaidJoe Dirt
2 Nipsey Russell 87 USA Actor The WizCar 54, Where Are You?
3 Ronnie Barker 76 UK Actor, Screenwriter Robin and MarianThe Gathering Storm
7 Charles Rocket 56 USA Actor Dumb and DumberDances with Wolves
11 Sergio Citti 72 Italy Director, Screenwriter Beach HouseWe Free Kings
15 Mildred Shay 94 USA Actress Little Shop of HorrorsDeath Wish 3
15 Rik Van Nutter 76 USA Actor Thunderball
16 John Larch 91 USA Actor Dirty HarryAirplane II: The Sequel
16 Ursula Howells 83 UK Actress Dr. Terror's House of HorrorsTorture Garden
18 John Hollis 77 UK Actor The Empire Strikes BackSuperman
23 William Hootkins 57 USA Actor Star WarsBatman
28 Barbara Keogh 76 UK Actress The Abominable Dr. PhibesPaperhouse
29 Lloyd Bochner 81 Canada Actor Point BlankThe Detective
November 2 Jean Carson 82 USA Actress I Married a Monster from Outer SpaceThe Party
3 Geoffrey Keen 89 UK Actor Doctor ZhivagoThe Spy Who Loved Me
4 Sheree North 85 USA Actress The ShootistCharley Varrick
11 Keith Andes 89 USA Actor Tora! Tora! Tora!Blackbeard the Pirate
11 Pamela Duncan 80 USA Actress My Gun Is QuickAttack of the Crab Monsters
20 Nora Denney 78 USA Actress Willy Wonka & the Chocolate FactorySplash
20 Harold J. Stone 94 USA Actor SpartacusThe Wrong Man
24 Pat Morita 73 USA Actor The Karate KidMulan
27 Marc Lawrence 95 USA Actor The Man with the Golden GunThis Gun for Hire
29 Macon McCalman 72 USA Actor Smokey and the BanditThe Client
29 Wendie Jo Sperber 47 USA Actress Back to the FutureBack to the Future Part III
29 Joseph Furst 89 Australia Actor Diamonds Are ForeverExodus
30 Jean Parker 90 USA Actress The GunfighterThe Ghost Goes West
December 1 Jack Colvin 71 USA Actor Jeremiah JohnsonChild's Play
4 Gregg Hoffman 42 USA Producer SawDead Silence
7 Adrian Biddle 53 UK Cinematographer AlienAliens
10 Richard Pryor 65 USA Actor The MackHit!
12 Robert Newmyer 49 USA Producer BreachThe Santa Clause 2
16 John Spencer 58 USA Actor Cop LandWarGames
19 Don McKillop 76 Spain Actor OtleyAn American Werewolf in London
20 Argentina Brunetti 98 Argentina Actress It's a Wonderful LifeThe Money Trap
25 Roy Stuart 78 USA Actor The Love God?Prime Risk
26 Vincent Schiavelli 57 USA Actor One Flew Over the Cuckoo's NestGhost
28 Patrick Cranshaw 86 USA Actor Bonnie and ClydeOld School
28 Richard De Angelis 72 USA Actor Chances AreA Dirty Shame


  1. ^ "2005 Worldwide Grosses". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved September 8, 2009. 

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