2005 movie round-up: the preliminaries

As in 2004 and 2003, I plan on ranking all the 2005 movies I saw this year. Much to my surprise, I’ve only seen 22 movies so far. That’s 11 less than I saw in both previous years (although the 2004 total has probably bulked up to 40-something, with all the DVDs I’ve seen). I’ve got some catching up to do, and apart from the fall/winter movies that are supposed to be worth a damn, I’m vaguely interested in these:

War of the Worlds
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
The Ring Two
Sky High
Red Eye
Kingdom of Heaven
Bad News Bears
The Constant Gardener
Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride
The Upside of Anger
Lord of War
The Devil’s Rejects
Broken Flowers
Lords of Dogtown
The Great Raid
Ong Bak: The Thai Warrior
Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room
High Tension

Missed them all in theatres (although at least three are still playing). Right now, here’s how my 2005 ranking shakes out.

22. Hitch
21. Diary of a Mad Black Woman
20. The Dukes of Hazzard
19. Fantastic Four
18. Four Brothers
17. Constantine
16. Cinderella Man
15. Kung Fu Hustle (Gong Fu)
14. Sin City
13. Wedding Crashers
12. The Brothers Grimm
11. Unleashed
10. The Exorcism of Emily Rose
9. Hustle and Flow
8. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
7. The Aristocrats
6. Downfall (Der Untergang)
5. Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith
4. Batman Begins
3. The 40-Year-Old Virgin
2. Land of the Dead
1. Grizzly Man

3 thoughts on “2005 movie round-up: the preliminaries

  1. The more I thought about it, the worse it was compared to “Shaolin Soccer.” So it suffered it a bit whereas “Unleashed,” which I expected to suck, benefitted from expectations.

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