2005 Drama Movies

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...

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.

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...

    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.

    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...

    Imagine Me & You (2005)

    Imagine Me & You

    • 32%
    • R
    • 93 min
    • Comedy

    "Imagine Me & You" is about a girl who falls in love on her wedding day...but not with the man of honor. Heck (Matthew Goode) and Rachel (Piper Perabo) are a happy young couple about to embark on life together. But at the church, Rachel catches the eye of an unexpected guest. In that moment, she realizes that maybe Heck isn't the one for her. Of course, they will never know for sure unless they give it a shot. What follows is the romantic, humorous and sometimes poignant journey familiar to...

    The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005)

    The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

    • 77%
    • PG
    • 113 min
    • Comedy

    The movie is based on the young adult book, The Secret Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, by Anne Brashares. As four best friends spend their first summer apart from one another, they share a magical pair of jeans. Despite being of various shapes and sizes, each one of them fits perfectly into the pants. To keep in touch they pass these pants to each other as well as the adventures they are going through while apart.

    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...

    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.

    The Amityville Horror (2005)

    The Amityville Horror

    • 23%
    • R
    • 90 min
    • Drama

    On November 14, 1974, police received a frantic phone call that led them to a grisly crime scene at the Defeo residence in Amityville, Long Island – an entire family had been slaughtered in their beds. In the days that followed, Ronald Defeo confessed to methodically shooting his parents and four siblings while they slept. He claimed "voices" in the house drove him to commit the murders.

    One year later, George and Kathy Lutz and their children moved into the house thinking it would be...

    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.

    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).

    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.

    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...

    The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (2005)

    The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada

      • R
      • 120 min
      • Adventure

      A man is shot and quickly buried in the high desert of west Texas. The body is found and reburied in Van Horn's town cemetery. Pete Perkins, a local ranch foreman, kidnaps a Border Patrolman and forces him to disinter the body. With his captive in tow and the body tied to a mule, Pete undertakes a dangerous and quixotic journey into Mexico.

      Broken Flowers (2005)

      Broken Flowers

      • 88%
      • R
      • 106 min
      • Comedy

      In the new film from acclaimed writer/director Jim Jarmusch, winner of the Grand Prix at the 2005 Cannes International Film Festival, Bill Murray stars as Don Johnston.

      The resolutely single Don has just been dumped by his latest lover, Sherry. Don yet again resigns himself to being alone and left to his own devices. Instead, he is compelled to reflect on his past when he receives by mail a mysterious pink letter. It is from an anonymous former lover and informs him that he has a 19-year-old...

      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...

      Lords of Dogtown (2005)

      Lords of Dogtown

      • 55%
      • PG-13
      • 105 min
      • Biography

      In Venice, California in the mid '70's, the sport of surfing brought together a group of teenagers from a rough neighborhood. Riding the waves at the Pacific Ocean Park pier, a graveyard of a former amusement park, the boys from "Dogtown" joined the Zephyr skate team (or Z-boys). Known for their aggressive style, awe-inspiring moves and hard street attitude, the Z-Boys spent mornings and afternoons skateboarding. Taking the death-defying moves of surfing and applying them to skateboarding, the...

      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...

      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.