It seems like every year the film industry finds a way to surpass itself, whether it’s due to advances in technology, increasing budgets, or the quality of the storytelling. One year that stands out among the rest is 2005. Some of the most complex and moving films of the 2000s were released that year. From the Academy’s Best Picture winner crashdirected and written by Paul Haggis, set to Ang Lee’s romance/drama Brokeback Mountain, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and future Oscar winner Heath Ledger. Not only are the performances in both films incredible, the scripts are exceptional and both are overall stories that audiences continue to admire 15 years later.
In addition to these great original-script movies, so many popular book adaptations were released in 2005. Pride and Prejudice, an adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic novel, 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 to be a success. 2005 is also the year that the fourth film is widely released 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 movies that show why 2005 was such a great year for movies.
There is nothing quite like a Tim Burton film. The director is a master of his craft and one of the most successful filmmakers when it comes to the fantasy/family genre. Out of Edward with the scissor hands, bug juiceand Alice in Wonderland to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and corpse brideBurton has created such innovative and iconic work. corpse bride Based on stories told in Jewish folklore, it stars Helena Bonham Carter and Johnny Depp, with whom Burton has collaborated on several projects.
Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith
That war of stars Movies created and directed by George Lucas are considered some of the most successful franchises in all of cinema. The films were extremely successful from the start in 1977 as the first film Star Wars: A New Hope was published. Vengeance of the Sith stars Hayden Christensen, Ewan McGregor, Ian McDiarmid, Natalie Portman, Christopher Lee and Samuel L. Jackson and follows suspicions raised by 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 war of stars franchise, the Harry Potter Movies have left their mark on cinema history and have become one of the most popular movie franchises of all time. Broadway shows, amusement parks, and countless businesses have sprung from the extreme success of these films, and even ten years after the last film’s release, audiences have proven that they still love this story and all of the characters that make it special. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is the fourth installment in the franchise and follows the perilous journey Harry must undertake when his name is mysteriously pulled from the Goblet of Fire.
Pride and Prejudice
Classic novels by Jane Austen Pride and Prejudice published in 1813 and is one of the most popular pieces of literature til today. When the adaptation of this story was released in 2005, it was destined for greatness. Kiera Knightley, Matthew Mcfayden, Rosamund Pike, Simon Woods, Carey Mulligan and Rupert Friend give incredible performances as 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.
Christopher Nolans The dark knight The trilogy is iconic and has received critical acclaim over the years. The trilogy includes Batman begins published in 2005, The dark knight released in 2008 and The Dark Knight rises released in 2012. Aside from how incredible the cinematography is and how interesting the story is, one of the most notable aspects of the franchise is the cast. The number of stars appearing in the 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 and Katie Holmes, Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Maggie Gyllenhaal.
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 they fell in love. While this is a beautiful story, the heart and soul of this film is the incredible performance Reese Witherspoon gives as Carter. The role was a monumental role in Witherspoon’s career and earned the actress her first Academy Award nomination and win for Best Actress in 2006. Joaquin Phoenix also received a Best Actor nomination for his portrayal of the country musician.
Brokeback Mountain is a very special film about the love between a rodeo cowboy and a ranch hand. Both Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger deliver some of the best performances of their careers as Jack Twist and Ennis Del Mar respectively, along with the talented Michelle Williams and Anne Hathaway. Despite Jack and Ennis having such strong feelings for each other, the two marry other people and keep their affair a secret for over 20 years. Despite this, people are still frustrated to this day Brokeback Mountain‘s Best Picture loss to Crash at the Academy Awards in 2006, and some consider it one of the greatest Oscar snubs of all time.
although crash Technically, it had a limited release in 2004, but it wasn’t released in the United States until 2005. This crime/drama deals with race, gender and the justice system in the United States and this very apparent imbalance of power. Matt Dillon, Sandra Bullock, Don Cheadle, Brendan Fraser, Terrence Howard, Thandiwe Newton, Ryan Phillippe, Jennifer Esposito and Michael Peña all star in the film. crash was nominated for five Oscars in 2006 and eventually won three Oscars: Best Film Editing, Best Original Screenplay and Best Picture.
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