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Palermo Ranks 2005 movies.

This is an ordered ranking of every feature length 2005 movie I saw, prior to December 23. Movies first released in North America in 2004 that didn't open in Halifax until 2005 (eg. Hotel Rwanda) are not counted. Nor are foreign movies released domestically in 2005 that were counted on last year's list (eg. Oldboy). Everything ranking B- or higher is a movie I feel mostly positive about.

A Ratings

1) Nobody Knows2) War of the Worlds3) Kung Fu Hustle

A- Ratings

4) 20465) The White Diamond6) Grizzly Man

B+ Ratings

7) Fever Pitch8) The Devil's Rejects9) Roll Bounce10) King Kong11) Murderball12) Jarhead13) Charlie and the Chocolate Factory  14) High Tension15) The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill16) Because of Winn-Dixie17) Gunner Palace 18) Star Wars - Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

B Ratings

19) Palindromes20) Land of the Dead21) A History of Violence22) Tim Burton's Corpse Bride23) Serenity24) Howl's Moving Castle25) The Aristocrats26) 40 Year-Old Virgin27) Brokeback Mountain28) Pretty Persuasion29) Separate Lies30) Hustle and Flow31) Travelers and Magicians32) Downfall33) Broken Flowers34) Pride & Prejudice35) Chicken Little  36) The Family Stone37) North Country38) Water39) Zathura40) Unleashed41) Lords of Dogtown42) Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior43) Steamboy44) Last Days45) March of the Penguins46) Saint Ralph 47) Inside Deep Throat48) The Ballad of Jack and Rose49) The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe50) The Merchant of Venice51) The Weather Man52) Assault of Precinct 13

B- Ratings

53) Shopgirl54) Good Night, and Good Luck55) Domino56) Waiting…57) Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang58) Batman Begins59) Walk the Line60) Lie With Me61) Sin City62) Mysterious Skin63) The Adventures of Shark Boy and Lava Girl in 3-D64) House of Wax65) Hostel66) Me and You and Everyone We Know67) Transporter 268) Are We There Yet?69) The Island70) It's All Gone Pete Tong 71) Pooh's Heffalump Movie72) In Her Shoes73) The Interpreter74) Prime75) Mindhunters76) The Jacket

C+ Ratings

77) The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy78) Millions79) Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit80) Manderlay81) Capote82) The Bad News Bears83) Syriana84) The Upside of Anger85) Robots86) Sky High87) Melinda and Melinda88) Lord of War89) The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants90) Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire91) Hitch92) Coach Carter93) Ring Two94) The Honeymooners95) Get Rich or Die Tryin'96) Two For the Money97) Hostage 98) Be Cool99) Doom100) Into the Blue101) The Amityville Horror102) Flightplan

C Ratings

103) Kingdom of Heaven104) Cinderella Man105) The Brothers Grimm106) Just Friends107) Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room108) Thumbsucker109) The Dying Gaul110) Constantine111) The Great Raid112) Paper Clips113) Ladies in Lavender114) Aeon Flux115) Fantastic Four116) Guess Who?117) Stay118) Cursed119) Beauty Shop120) Sahara121) The Legend of Zorro122) Jiminy Glick in Lalawood123) The River King124) Dreamer: Inspired By a True Story125) XXX: State of the Union126) Kicking & Screaming127) The Perfect Man 128) Must Love Dogs129) Cake130) Just Like Heaven131) Stealth132) Prozac Nation

C- Ratings

133) Wedding Crashers134) The Constant Gardener135) Where the Truth Lies136) Red Eye137) The Exorcism of Emily Rose138) Havoc139) Fun With Dick and Jane140) Diary of a Mad Black Woman141) Elektra142) The Dukes of Hazzard143) Cry_Wolf144) The Ice Harvest145) Hide and Seek146) The Pacifier147) In the Mix

D+ Ratings

148) Oliver Twist149) The Fog 150) Elizabethtown 151) Bewitched152) Underclassman153) Son of the Mask154) A Lot Like Love155) White Noise

D Ratings

156) Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous157) Monster in Law158) Rent159) Man of the House160) A Sound of Thunder161) Boogeyman162) The Cave163) The Man  

D- Ratings

164) Alone in the Dark165) Crash166) Mr. And Mrs. Smith

F Ratings

167) Saw II


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