Best Crime Movies of 2005

1.

Batman Begins

6.8
8.2/10 IMDB

Driven by tragedy, billionaire Bruce Wayne dedicates his life to uncovering and defeating the corruption that plagues his home, Gotham City. Unable to work within the system, he instead creates a new identity, a symbol of fear for the criminal underworld - The Batman.

Starring: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Liam Neeson, Katie Holmes, Gary Oldman, Cillian Murphy, Tom Wilkinson, Rutger Hauer, Ken Watanabe, Morgan Freeman ..
Directed by: Christopher Nolan
Release date: 2005-06-10
2.

Match Point

6.1
7.6/10 IMDB

Match Point is Woody Allen’s satire of the British High Society and the ambition of a young tennis instructor to enter into it. Yet when he must decide between two women - one assuring him his place in high society, and the other that would take him far from it - palms start to sweat and a dark psychological match in his head begins.

Starring: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Scarlett Johansson, Emily Mortimer, Brian Cox, Penelope Wilton, James Nesbitt, Ewen Bremner, Miranda Raison, Margaret Tyzack, Rupert Penry-Jones ..
Directed by: Woody Allen
Release date: 2005-10-26
3.

Lord of War

6.1
7.6/10 IMDB

Yuri Orlov is a globetrotting arms dealer and, through some of the deadliest war zones, he struggles to stay one step ahead of a relentless Interpol agent, his business rivals and even some of his customers who include many of the world’s most notorious dictators. Finally, he must also face his own conscience.

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Bridget Moynahan, Jared Leto, Ethan Hawke, Eamonn Walker, Ian Holm, Sammi Rotibi, Tanit Phoenix, Shake Tukhmanyan, Jared Burke ..
Directed by: Andrew Niccol
Release date: 2005-09-16
4.

Green Street Hooligans

6.0
7.5/10 IMDB

After being wrongfully expelled from Harvard University, American Matt Buckner flees to his sister's home in England. Once there, he is befriended by her charming and dangerous brother-in-law, Pete Dunham, and introduced to the underworld of British football hooliganism. Matt learns to stand his ground through a friendship that develops against the backdrop of this secret and often violent world. 'Green Street Hooligans' is a story of loyalty, trust and the sometimes brutal consequences of living close to the edge.

Starring: Elijah Wood, Claire Forlani, Charlie Hunnam, Ross McCall, Leo Gregory, Marc Warren, Rafe Spall, Kieran Bew, Geoff Bell, Henry Goodman ..
Directed by: Lexi Alexander
Release date: 2005-09-09
5.

A History of Violence

6.0
7.4/10 IMDB

An average family is thrust into the spotlight after the father commits a seemingly self-defense murder at his diner.

Starring: Viggo Mortensen, Maria Bello, Heidi Hayes, Ashton Holmes, William Hurt, Ed Harris, Peter MacNeill, Stephen McHattie, Greg Bryk, Kyle Schmid ..
Directed by: David Cronenberg
Release date: 2005-09-23
6.

Unleashed

5.7
7.0/10 IMDB

Raised as a slave, Danny is used to fighting for his survival. In fact, his "master," Bart, thinks of him as a pet and goes as far as leashing him with a collar so they can make money in fight clubs, where Danny is the main contender. When Bart's crew is in a car accident, Danny escapes and meets a blind, kindhearted piano tuner who takes him in and uses music to free the fighter's long-buried heart.

Starring: Jet Li, Morgan Freeman, Bob Hoskins, Vincent Regan, Dylan Brown, Tamer Hassan, Phyllida Law, Michael Jenn, Carole Ann Wilson, Kerry Condon ..
Directed by: Louis Leterrier
Release date: 2005-02-02
7.

Four Brothers

5.5
6.8/10 IMDB

Four adopted brothers return to their Detroit hometown when their mother is murdered and vow to exact revenge on the killers.

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Tyrese Gibson, André Benjamin, Garrett Hedlund, Terrence Howard, Josh Charles, Sofía Vergara, Fionnula Flanagan, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Taraji P. Henson ..
Directed by: John Singleton
Release date: 2005-08-11
8.

The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada

5.3
7.4/10 IMDB

When brash Texas border officer Mike Norton wrongfully kills and buries the friend and ranch hand of Pete Perkins, the latter is reminded of a promise he made to bury his friend, Melquiades Estrada, in his Mexican home town. He kidnaps Norton and exhumes Estrada's corpse, and the odd caravan sets out on horseback for Mexico.

Starring: Tommy Lee Jones, Barry Pepper, Dwight Yoakam, January Jones, Melissa Leo, Julio Cedillo, Levon Helm, Mel Rodriguez, Cecilia Suárez, Ignacio Guadalupe ..
Directed by: Tommy Lee Jones
Release date: 2005-11-17
9.

The Proposition

5.3
7.3/10 IMDB

Set in the Australian outback in the 1880s, the movie follows the series of events following the horrific rape and murder of the Hopkins family, allegedly committed by the infamous Burns brothers gang. Captain Morris Stanley captures Charlie Burns and gives him 9 days to kill his older dangerous psychopathic brother, or else they'll hang his younger mentally slow brother on Christmas Day.

Starring: Guy Pearce, Ray Winstone, Emily Watson, Danny Huston, David Wenham, John Hurt, Richard Wilson, Noah Taylor, Jeremy Madrona, Jae Mamuyac ..
Directed by: John Hillcoat
Release date: 2005-10-06
10.

Paradise Now

5.3
7.4/10 IMDB

Two childhood friends are recruited for a suicide bombing in Tel Aviv.

Starring: Ali Suliman, Amer Hlehel, Hiam Abbass, Ashraf Barhom, Mohammad Bustami, Lubna Azabal, Kais Nashif ..
Directed by: Hany Abu-Assad
Release date: 2005-02-14

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