2005 in film

Highest-grossing films

Highest-grossing films of 2005[1]
RankTitleDistributorWorldwide gross
1 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Warner Bros. $897,911,078
2 Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith 20th Century Fox $848,754,768
3 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Disney $745,013,115
4 War of the Worlds Paramount / DreamWorks $591,745,540
5 King Kong Universal $550,517,357
6 Madagascar $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 $374,218,673
10 Hitch Sony $368,100,420


January 6The 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.
8The 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).
9The 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").
16Golden 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).
22The Producers Guild of America picks The Aviator as its choice for best picture of 2004.
24The 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.
25The 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 2Pierce Brosnan officially announces that he will be resigning from the role of James Bond. Brosnan last appeared as Bond in Die Another Day (2002).
12BAFTA Awards: Major winners include Imelda Staunton, Best Actress, Jamie Foxx, Best Actor and The Aviator, Best Film.
26Catwoman 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.
2777th Academy Awards: Million Dollar Baby wins the awards for Best Picture and Best Director.
March 1310th Empire Awards: The Bourne Supremacy wins the awards for Best Film and Best Actor for Matt Damon.
May 20Star 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.
22The 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 4The 2005 MTV Movie Awards winners were announced.
15After an 8-year absence from cinema screens, the Batman films are rebooted with Batman Begins, directed by Christopher Nolan and starring Christian Bale as Batman.
21The 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 11Roger 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 14It is announced that Daniel Craig will be the new James Bond in the forthcoming Casino Royale.
December 10The 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.
11The 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.
12The 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.
13The 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/Organization11th Critics' Choice Awards
January 9, 2006
63rd Golden Globe Awards
January 16, 2006
Producers, Directors, Screen Actors, and Writers Guild Awards59th BAFTA Awards
February 19, 2006
78th Academy Awards
March 5, 2006
DramaMusical or Comedy
Best FilmBrokeback MountainWalk the LineBrokeback MountainCrash
Best DirectorAng Lee
Brokeback Mountain
Best ActorPhilip Seymour Hoffman
Joaquin Phoenix
Walk the Line
Philip Seymour Hoffman
Best ActressReese Witherspoon
Walk the Line
Felicity Huffman
Reese Witherspoon
Walk the Line
Best Supporting ActorPaul Giamatti
Cinderella Man
George Clooney
Paul Giamatti
Cinderella Man
Jake Gyllenhaal
Brokeback Mountain
George Clooney
Best Supporting ActressAmy Adams
Michelle Williams
Brokeback Mountain
Rachel Weisz
The Constant Gardener
Thandie Newton
Rachel Weisz
The Constant Gardener
Best Screenplay, AdaptedPaul Haggis and Robert Moresco
Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana
Brokeback Mountain
Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana
Brokeback Mountain
Best Screenplay, OriginalPaul Haggis and Robert Moresco
Best Animated FilmWallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-RabbitN/AN/AN/AN/AWallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
Best Original ScoreMemoirs of a Geisha
John Williams
N/AMemoirs 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/AN/A"It's Hard out Here for a Pimp"
Hustle & Flow
Best Foreign Language FilmKung Fu HustleParadise NowN/AThe Beat That My Heart SkippedTsotsi

2005 films

The list of films released in 2005, arranged by country, are as follows:


MonthDateNameAgeCountryProfessionNotable films
January 2C. M. Pennington-Richards93UKProducer
5Gabrielle Daye93UKActress
8Aksella Luts99EstoniaActress, ScreenwriterNoored kotkad
9Gonzalo Gavira79MexicoSound Technician
11Thelma White94USActress
12Amrish Puri72IndiaActor
15Dan Lee35CanadaAnimator
15Ruth Warrick88USActress
17Virginia Mayo84USActress
18Lamont Bentley31USActorThe Wash
20Parveen Babi55IndiaActress
21Steve Susskind62USActor
22Patsy Rowlands74UKActress
February 1John Vernon72CanadaActor
2Goffredo Lombardo84ItalyProducer
4Ossie Davis87USActor, Director
10Arthur Miller89USScreenwriter
10Leonard Trolley87UKActorOne of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing
12Brian Kelly73USActorAround the World Under the Sea
13Harry Baird73UKActor, Miscellaneous
14Otto Plaschkes75AustriaProducer
16Nicole DeHuff30USActress
17Peter Foy79UKSpecial Effects Artist
17Dan O'Herlihy85IrelandActor
20Sandra Dee62USActress
22Simone Simon94FranceActress
March 3Guylaine St-Onge39USActress
5Morris Engel84USDirector, Cinematographer
5Tony Romano89USActor, Composer
6Teresa Wright86USActress
7John Box85UKProduction Designer, Art Director
7Debra Hill54USScreenwriter, Producer
9Sheila Gish62UKActress
21Barney Martin82USActor
29Mitch Hedberg37USActor
April 5Debralee Scott52USActress
11John Bennett76UKActor
15Margaretta Scott93UKActress
16Kay Walsh94UKActress
19George P. Cosmatos64ItalyDirector
19Ruth Hussey90USActress
21Jimmy Thompson79UKActor
22Norman Bird80UKActor
23John Mills97UKActor
26Mason Adams86USActor
26Michael Coles68UKActor
26Maria Schell79AustriaActress
May 5Elizabeth Fraser85USActress
5June MacCloy95USActress
16Joe Grant96USAnimator, Screenwriter
16June Lang88UKActress
17Frank Gorshin72USActor
19Henry Corden85CanadaActor
20J. D. Cannon83USActor
21Stephen Elliott86USActor
21Howard Morris85USActor, Director
22Thurl Ravenscroft91USSinger, Actor
25Graham Kennedy71AustraliaActor
25Ismail Merchant68IndiaProducer
26Eddie Albert99USActor
June 1Geoffrey Toone94IrelandActor
2Vittorio Duse89ItalyActor, Director, Screenwriter
3Leon Askin97AustriaActor, Writer
3Michael Billington63UKActor, Screenwriter
3Harrison Young75USActor
4Lorna Thayer86USActor
6Anne Bancroft73USActress
6Dana Elcar77USActor
8Ed Bishop72USActor
11Ron Randell86AustraliaActor
13Jonathan Adams69USActor
13Lane Smith69USActor
15Suzanne Flon87FranceActress
24Paul Winchell82USActor
25John Fiedler80USActor
29Bruce Malmuth71USDirector, Actor
July 1Luther Vandross54USActor, SingerThe Meteor Man
2Ernest Lehman89USScreenwriter
3Alberto Lattuada90ItalyDirector
4June Haver79USActress, Singer
10Freddy Soto35USActor, Comedian
11Frances Langford92USSinger, Actress
12Scott Paul24USActorWyatt Earp
17Gavin Lambert80UKScreenwriter
19Edward Bunker71USActor
20James Doohan85CanadaActor
21Long John Baldry64CanadaActor, SingerUp the Chastity Belt
22George Wallace88USActor
25Alf Joint77UKStuntman, Actor
25Ford Rainey96USActor
25David Jackson71UKActor
26Alexander Golitzen87RussiaArt Director
27Tungia Baker63New ZealandActressThe Piano
29Pat McCormick78USActor
August 4Ileen Getz43USActress
8Barbara Bel Geddes82USActress
9Dorris Bowdon90USActress
9Stanley DeSantis51USActor
9Matthew McGrory32USActor
11James Booth77UKActor
15Herta Ware88USActress
16Tonino Delli Colli81ItalyCinematographer
16Joe Ranft45USAnimator, Voice Actor
16Eva Renzi60GermanyActress
23Brock Peters78USActor
25Terence Morgan83UKActor
31Michael Sheard67UKActor
September ?Irene Sunters77UKActressThe Wicker Man
2Bob Denver70USActor
12Ronald Leigh-Hunt84UKActor
14Robert Wise91USDirector, Film Editor
15Guy Green91UKDirector, Cinematographer
15Josephine Griffin76UKActress
15Sidney Luft89USProducer
16Constance Moore84USActress
20Gordon Carroll77USProducer, Miscellaneous
23Roger Brierley70UKActor, Composer
25Don Adams82USActor
October 2Hamilton Camp70UKActor
2Nipsey Russell87USActor
3Ronnie Barker76UKActor, Screenwriter
7Charles Rocket56USActor
9Louis Nye92USActor
11Sergio Citti72ItalyDirector, Screenwriter
15Mildred Shay94USActress
15Rik Van Nutter76USActorThunderball
16Ursula Howells83UKActress
16John Larch91USActor
18John Hollis77UKActor
23William Hootkins57USActor
28Barbara Keogh76UKActress
29Lloyd Bochner81CanadaActor
November 2Jean Carson82USActress
3Geoffrey Keen89UKActor
4Sheree North85USActress
11Moustapha Akkad75SyriaProducer, director
11Keith Andes89USActor
11Pamela Duncan80USActress
15Agenore Incrocci86ItalyScreenwriter
20Nora Denney78USActress
20Harold J. Stone94USActor
23Constance Cummings95USActress
23Beverly Tyler78USActress
24Pat Morita73USActor, Voice Actor
27Jocelyn Brando86USActress
27Marc Lawrence95USActor
29Joseph Furst89AustraliaActor
29Macon McCalman72USActor
29Wendie Jo Sperber47USActress
30Jean Parker90USActress
December 1Jack Colvin71USActor
4Gregg Hoffman42USProducer
7Adrian Biddle53UKCinematographer
10Richard Pryor65USActor
12Robert Newmyer49USProducer
15Giuseppe Patroni Griffi84ItalyDirector
16John Spencer58USActor
19Don McKillop76SpainActor
20Argentina Brunetti98ArgentinaActress
22Aurora Miranda90BrazilSinger, Actress
25Roy Stuart78USActor
26Vincent Schiavelli57USActor
28Patrick Cranshaw86USActor
28Richard De Angelis72USActor

Film debuts


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