The Best and Worst of 2005

The author’s considered best/worst in each category are listed in bold italics with an asterisk (*). The listed links will take you to more detailed reviews of each film.

The 10 Best Films

  1. Sin City
  2. King Kong
  3. Hard Candy
  4. The Descent
  5. Match Point
  6. Corpse Bride
  7. MirrorMask
  8. Batman Begins
  9. Tideland
  10. Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

Worst Films

  1. The Crow: Wicked Prayer
  2. Once Upon a Mattress
  3. Motor Home Massacre
  4. The Fog
  5. The Pacifier

Best Director

Marc Forster – Stay
Peter Jackson – King Kong
Neil Marshall – The Descent
Frank Miller, Robert Rodriguez – Sin City (*)
Christopher Nolan – Batman Begins

Best Original Screenplay

Batman Begins
Cry Wolf
Hard Candy (*)
Match Point

Best Adapted Screenplay

Beowulf & Grendel
King Kong
Sin City (*)
Zathura: A Space Adventure

Best Actor

Christian Bale – Batman Begins
Jack Black – King Kong
John Jarratt – Wolf Creek
Jonathan Rhys Meyers – Match Point
Patrick Wilson – Hard Candy (*)

Best Actress

Lindy Booth – Cry Wolf
Jodelle Ferland – Tideland
Scarlett Johansson – Match Point
Ellen Page – Hard Candy (*)
Naomi Watts – King Kong

Best Supporting Actor

Michael Chiklis – Fantastic Four
Laurence Fishburne – Assault on Precinct 13
William Forsythe – The Devil’s Rejects
Mickey Rourke – Sin City (*)
Stellan Skarsgård – Beowulf & Grendel

Best Supporting Actress

Maria Bello – Assault on Precinct 13
Natalie Mendoza – The Descent
Charlotte Rampling – Lemming
Maggie Smith – Keeping Mum (*)
Leelee Sobieski – Hercules
Robin Sydney – The Lost

Best Cinematography

The Descent
Domino (*)
Sin City
13 Tzameti

Best Special Effects

Fantastic Four
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
King Kong (*)
Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
Star Wreck: In the Pirkinning
War of the Worlds

Best Makeup Effects

The Descent (*)
Fantastic Four
House of Wax
Land of the Dead

Best Production Design

Aeon Flux
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Corpse Bride (*)
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
The Island
MirrorMask (*)