2005 Drama Movies

Pride & Prejudice (2005)

Pride & Prejudice

    • PG
    • 128 min
    • Drama

    Based on Jane Austen s beloved novel, the classic tale of love and values unfolds in the class-conscious England of the late 18th century. The five Bennet sisters including strong-willed Elizabeth (Keira Knightley) and young Lydia (Jena Malone) have all been raised by their mother (Brenda Blethyn) with one purpose in life: finding a husband. When a wealthy bachelor takes up residence in a nearby mansion, the Bennets are abuzz. Amongst the man s sophisticated circle of friends, surely there...

    Batman Begins (2005)

    Batman Begins

    • 84%
    • PG-13
    • 134 min
    • Action

    Explores the origins of the Batman legend and the Dark Knight's emergence as a force for good in Gotham. Christian Bale stars as Bruce Wayne/Batman; Michael Caine as his trusted butler Alfred; Gary Oldman as Lieutenant James Gordon, a detective on the Gotham police force; Katie Holmes as a childhood friend of Wayne's; Liam Neeson as Wayne's mentor, Henri Ducard; Ken Watanabe as the villainous Ra's Al Ghul; and Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox, a former board member and sidelined employee of Wayne...

    Junebug (2005)

    Junebug

    • 86%
    • R
    • 102 min
    • Comedy

    When Madeleine (Embeth Davidtz), a British-born dealer in regional, "outsider" art, travels from Chicago to North Carolina to pursue a local painter for her gallery, she and her brand-new, younger husband George (Alessandro Nivola) extend the trip to include an introduction to his family: his prickly mother Peg (Celia Weston); his taciturn father Eugene (Scott Wilson); his angry younger brother Johnny (Benjamin McKenzie), who has always suffered in the shadow of his over-achieving brother; and...

    Brokeback Mountain (2005)

    Brokeback Mountain

    • 87%
    • R
    • 134 min
    • Drama

    Adapted from a short story by "The Shipping News" writer E. Annie Proulx, the story centers on two men (Ledger and Gyllenhaal) who meet one summer as sheepherders in Wyoming and form a bond and love that spans 20 years. The film tracks that time period and their evolving relationship.

    Transamerica (2005)

    Transamerica

      • R
      • 103 min
      • Adventure

      Bree (Felicity Huffman) is a born-again Christian and pre-operative transsexual woman living in L.A. and trying to save up his money to become a woman. One day, he learns that he had fathered a son, Toby, who is now jailed in New York, so Bree flies across the country to get him out of jail. Toby, not realizing that Bree is his father (or a man) instead thinking she's a Christian missionary, is released to Bree's custody, and he agrees to travel with her across country back to L.A., just...

      King Kong (2005)

      King Kong

      • 84%
      • PG-13
      • 187 min
      • Action

      Jackson will bring his sweeping cinematic vision to the iconic story of the gigantic ape-monster captured in the wilds and brought to civilization where he meets his tragic fate. The screenplay by Jackson, Walsh and Boyens is based on the original story by Merian C. Cooper and Edgar Wallace, which became the classic 1933 RKO Radio Pictures film, directed by adventurers Cooper and Ernest B. Schoesdack. Jackson will employ the latest motion picture technology to cinematically portray the timeless...

      Lord of War (2005)

      Lord of War

      • 61%
      • R
      • 122 min
      • Crime

      "Lord of War" is the story of an arms dealer (Cage) who reevaluates the morality of his occupation while on the run from an Interpol agent (Hawke).

      Four Brothers (2005)

      Four Brothers

      • 53%
      • R
      • 109 min
      • Action

      After their adoptive mother is murdered during a grocery store holdup, the Mercer brothers -- hotheaded Bobby (Mark Wahlberg), ladies’ man Angel (Tyrese Gibson), family man and businessman Jeremiah (André Benjamin), and hard rocking Jack (Garrett Hedlund) -- reunite to take the matter of her death into their own hands. As they track down her killer, they quickly realize that their old ways of doing business have new consequences. In this character-driven action-drama from acclaimed...

      Kingdom Of Heaven (2005)

      Kingdom Of Heaven

      • 39%
      • R
      • 138 min
      • Action

      Orlando Bloom stars as Balian, a blacksmith who has lost his family and nearly lost his faith. The religious wars raging in the far-off Holy Land seem remote to him, yet he is pulled into that immense drama. Amid the pageantry and intrigues of medieval Jerusalem he falls in love, grows into a leader, and ultimately uses all his courage and skill to defend the city against staggering odds.

      Walk the Line (2005)

      Walk the Line

      • 82%
      • PG-13
      • 136 min
      • Biography

      He was a voice of rebellion that changed the face of rock and roll. An outlaw before today's rebels were born - and an icon no one would ever forget. He did all this before turning 30. And his name was Johnny Cash. WALK THE LINE explores the early years of the music legend, an artist who transcended musical boundaries to touch people around the globe.

      A History of Violence (2005)

      A History of Violence

      • 87%
      • R
      • 98 min
      • Crime

      A thriller from director David Cronenberg, "A History of Violence" stars Viggo Mortensen as a pillar of a small town community who runs a diner and lives a happy and quiet life with his wife (Maria Bello) and two children. But their lives are forever changed when Mortensen thwarts an attempted robbery and is lauded as a hero by the media, attracting the attention of some mobsters (William Hurt and Ed Harris) who believe he is someone else.

      Hard Candy (2005)

      Hard Candy

      • 68%
      • R
      • 99 min
      • Drama

      A smart, charming teenage girl, Hayley probably shouldn't be going to a local coffee shop to meet Jeff, a 30-something fashion photographer she met on the Internet. But before she knows it, she's mixing drinks at Jeff's place and stripping for an impromptu photo shoot. It's Jeff's lucky night. But Hayley isn't as innocent as she looks, and the night takes a turn when she begins to impose a hard-hitting investigation on Jeff in an attempt to reveal his possibly scandalous past. HARD CANDY is an...

      Munich (2005)

      Munich

      • 78%
      • R
      • 164 min
      • Drama

      Munich recounts the dramatic story of the secret Israeli squad assigned to track down and assassinate 11 Palestinians believed to have planned the 1972 Munich massacre -- and the personal toll this mission of revenge takes on the team and the man who led it. Eric Bana (Troy) stars as the Mossad agent charged with leading the band of specialists brought together for this operation.

      Green Street Hooligans (2005)

      Green Street Hooligans

      • 46%
      • R
      • 109 min
      • Crime

      Matt Buckner is unfairly expelled from Harvard and moves to England to stay with his married sister. Buckner soon discovers the joys of football and becomes obsessed with the West Ham United club, thanks to the passion for the game of his brother-in-law Pete.

      The Constant Gardener (2005)

      The Constant Gardener

      • 84%
      • R
      • 129 min
      • Drama

      Based on the best-selling John le Carré novel and from the Academy Award-nominated director of "City of God." In a remote area of Northern Kenya, activist Tessa Quayle (Rachel Weisz) is found brutally murdered. Tessa's companion, a doctor, appears to have fled the scene, and the evidence points to a crime of passion. Members of the British High Commission in Nairobi assume that Tessa's widower, their mild-mannered and unambitious colleague Justin Quayle (Ralph Fiennes), will leave the matter...

      Rent (2005)

      Rent

      • 46%
      • PG-13
      • 128 min
      • Drama

      Based on Puccini's classic opera La Boheme, Jonathan Larson's revolutionary rock opera "Rent" tells the story of a group of Bohemians struggling to live and pay their rent in the gritty background of New York's East Village. "Measuring their lives in love," these starving artists strive for success and acceptance while enduring the obstacles of poverty, ilness and the AIDS epidemic.

      One of the longest running shows on Broadway, "Rent" was the winner of the 1996 Pulitzer Prize for Drame, the...

      Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)

      Memoirs of a Geisha

      • 35%
      • PG-13
      • 145 min
      • Drama

      Based on the internationally acclaimed novel by Arthur Golden, "Memoirs of a Geisha" is a sweeping romantic epic set in a mysterious and exotic world that still casts a potent spell today. The story begins in the years before WWII when a penniless Japanese child is torn from her family to work as a maid in a geisha house. Despite a treacherous rival who nearly breaks her spirit, the girl blossoms into the legendary geisha Sayuri (Ziyi Zhang). Beautiful and accomplished, Sayuri captivates the...

      Match Point (2005)

      Match Point

      • 77%
      • R
      • 124 min
      • Crime

      Chris Wilton, a young tennis instructor, becomes involved with a wealthy family, one member of which he's teaching tennis. This leads to his rise in the world of upper class people and his subsequent romantic involvement with two women. A clandestine affair follows, leading him into a ever deepening quagmire until the only way out for him is to contemplate doing away with one of the women.

      Scarlett Johansson ("The Island"), Jonathan Rhys-Meyers ("Bend It Like Beckham"), Emily Mortimer...

      Cinderella Man (2005)

      Cinderella Man

      • 80%
      • PG-13
      • 147 min
      • Biography

      Crowe stars in the story inspired by the life of legendary athlete Jim Braddock, a once-promising light heavyweight boxer forced into retirement after a string of losses in the ring. As the nation enters the darkest years of the Great Depression, Braddock accepts a string of dead-end jobs to support his wife, Mae (Ren?e Zellweger), and their children, while never totally abandoning his dream of boxing again.

      Thanks to a last minute cancellation, Braddock finds himself back in the ring...

      Coach Carter (2005)

      Coach Carter

      • 65%
      • PG-13
      • 136 min
      • Drama

      Inspired by a true-life story, "Coach Carter" is an inspirational account of a controversial high school basketball coach, who received both high praise and staunch criticism when he made national news in 1999 for benching his entire undefeated basketball team for poor academic performance.