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It’s 2015 and we’re in the future now! It’s hard to believe that these movie will be 10 years old this year.
- Batman Begins. The first movie in Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy was released on June 10, 2005. While it’s not the best in the series, it was more than a solid start to the reboot.
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. The fourth movie in the Harry Potter film franchise was released on November 16, 2005. Things got dark for Harry Potter and the gang, especially when Robert Pattinson joined the cast.
- Sin City. Robert Rodriguez’s film adaptation of Frank Miller’s graphic novel came alive on the big screen when it was released on April 1, 2005. Additionally, it took Rodriguez and Miller nine years to make a sequel.
- The 40-Year-Old Virgin. The first film from Judd Apatow paved the way for the current comedic landscape. It also introduced Steve Carell, Seth Rogen, and Paul Rudd to a bigger audience. The movie was released on August 19, 2005.
- Serenity. The film adaptation from a TV show called Firefly that was canceled after airing only 11 episodes, somehow made its way to the big screen. Make no mistake about it, the only reason Serenity was made was because of its loyal and committed fans. It was released on September 29, 2005.
- Munich. Steven Spielberg’s Jewish revenge drama was released on December 23, 2005. It was also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture and remains Spielberg’s only rated R movie.
- The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. What was believed to be the first of many movies, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe was the first of a non-existent film franchise when it was released on December 7, 2005. While there were other movies, it seemed like no one really cared.
- Brokeback Mountain. The movie that should’ve won Best Picture remained one of the best movies of 2005. Almost every aspect about the movie was top-tier and high end, but AMPAS went for the safe pick with Crash instead. It was released on December 9, 2005.
- Crash. Speaking of which, this is the movie that won Best Picture and goes down in history as the worst movie to ever win that award. It’s not that Crash is a bad movie, but it’s just very mediocre. It was released on May 6, 2005.
- King Kong. Peter Jackson’s follow up to the Lord of the Rings trilogy fell short of greatness. It had the epic scale of the Lord of the Rings, but the story and depth of The Hobbit. The movie was released on December 12, 2005.
- The Wedding Crashers. The last good comedy from Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn was released July 15, 2005. It introduced pop culture to Rachel McAdams and Bradley Cooper in a big way. Wilson and Vaughn tried to re-capture the magic of The Wedding Crashers with The Internship in 2013, but audiences didn’t seem receptive this time around.
- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The first of two movies released in 2005 from Tim Burton, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was an updated re-telling of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, which was based on Roald Dahl‘s book “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” It was released on July 15, 2005.
- Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride. Like I said, Tim Burton released two movies in 2005 and the second one was the animated film The Corpse Bride. It was the better movie between the two, while both starred Johnny Depp. The movie was released on September 16, 2005.
- Fantastic Four. The first movie in the Fantastic Four film franchise was released on June 29, 2005. It’s merely an OK movie, as the franchise is getting a full on reboot 10 years later in 2015.
- Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith. The final movie in the Star Wars prequel trilogy was released on May 19, 2005. While it’s considered the best in the prequel series, it’s a far cry from any of the movies in the original trilogy.