2005 in film

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Month Day Event
January 6 The Directors Guild of America nominates directors Martin Scorsese (The Aviator), Marc Forster (Finding Neverland), Taylor Hackford (Ray), Clint Eastwood (Million Dollar Baby) and Alexander Payne (Sideways) for its Directors Guild Awards.
8 The National Society of Film Critics awards go to Million Dollar Baby (film), Zhang Yimou (director, for: House of Flying Daggers), Imelda Staunton and Hilary Swank (tied for best actress), Jamie Foxx (actor), Thomas Haden Church (supporting actor) and Virginia Madsen (supporting actress).
9 The People's Choice Awards go to Fahrenheit 9/11 (favorite motion picture), Passion of the Christ for favorite drama, and Shrek 2 (favorite comedy, animated film, sequel, animated character: Eddie Murphy as "donkey", and movie villain: Jennifer Saunders as "Fairy Godmother").
16 Golden Globes awards film winners included three for The Aviator (Picture-Drama, Actor and Score), two for Sideways (Picture-comedy and Screenplay), two for Million Dollar Baby (Director and Actress), and two for Closer (Supporting Actor and Supporting actress).
22 The Producers Guild of America picks The Aviator as its choice for best picture of 2004.
24 The Golden Raspberry Awards picks for worst film achievement in 2004 had Catwoman leading with seven nominations, Alexander, Fahrenheit 9/11 and White Chicks each with five and four nominations for Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2.
25 The Academy Awards picks for best film achievement in 2004 had The Aviator leading nominations with 11, followed by Million Dollar Baby and Finding Neverland with seven, Ray with six, and Sideways with five.
February 2 Pierce Brosnan officially announces that he will be resigning from the role of James Bond.
12 BAFTA Awards: Major winners include Imelda Staunton, Best Actress, Jamie Foxx, Best Actor and The Aviator, Best Film.
26 Catwoman and Fahrenheit 9/11 dominate the Golden Raspberry Awards, walking away with 4 awards each. Four special awards were also handed out to comemorate the Razzies' 25th aniversary. Arnold Schwarzenegger was named the biggest loser of the previous 25 years, Battlefield Earth, Gigli, and From Justin to Kelly collected the worst film awards.
29 77th Academy Awards: Million Dollar Baby wins the awards for Best Picture and Best Director. Acting honors were as follows:
May 20 Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith reaches a record high at the box offices on opening day with $50 million on 9,400 screens at 3,661 theaters worldwide, edging out Spider-Man 2's top opening day record of $40.4 million and Shrek 2's top single day record of $44.8 million.
June 21 The American Film Institute holds its 100 Years...100 Movie Quotes. The greatest movie quote is "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn" from Gone with the Wind.
August 11 Roger Ebert publishes the list of his most hated films, distilled down from reviews he has written which date back to the 1960s. The list includes 2005 releases such as Constantine, Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo, and A Lot Like Love.
October October 14 It is announced that Daniel Craig will be the new James Bond in the forthcoming Casino Royale.

Top grossing films

Please note that following the tradition of the English language film industry, these are the top grossing films that were first released in the United States and Canada in 2005; because they may have made most of their income in a later year, they may not be the top-grossing films for calendar year. The top ten of 2005 as of November 9, 2005 (U.S. and Canada), November 6, 2005 (UK) and November 6, 2005 (Australia) are as follows:

International and U.S. & Canada combined box office gross figures are listed in U.S. dollars, British results in pounds sterling and Australian results in Australian dollars.
Title Studio Total Int'l
Box Office Gross
U.S. & Canada
Box Office Gross
United Kingdom
Box Office Gross
Box Office Gross
1. Star Wars Episode III:
Revenge of the Sith
20th Century Fox $848,429,355 $380,270,577 £39,188,065 $35,188,506
2. War of the Worlds Paramount Pictures $588,483,058 $234,216,784 £30,367,791 $21,402,771
3. Madagascar DreamWorks $520,902,933 $193,202,933 £22,326,031 $25,205,885
4. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Warner Bros. $467,833,185 $206,133,185 £37,341,834 $24,114,598
5. Mr. & Mrs. Smith 20th Century Fox $429,243,223 $186,278,760 £13,473,963 $20,176,228
6. Batman Begins Warner Bros. $371,853,783 $205,343,774 £16,179,376 $15,460,610
7. Hitch Columbia Pictures $368,100,420 $179,495,555 £16,170,807 $13,790,387
8. Fantastic Four 20th Century Fox $329,195,594 $154,605,050 £12,335,439 $12,046,041
9. Wedding Crashers New Line $281,645,162 $208,402,461 £13,024,555 $16,561,137
10. Robots 20th Century Fox $260,688,107 $128,200,012 £12,303,922 $13,734,184

So far worldwide, five films released in 2005 grossed more than $400 million, reaching international blockbuster motion picture status.

By the end of June, despite the releases of several long-anticipated big-budget films, the US box-office was entering the 20th week of a slump in which film attendance was lower than the comparable week in 2004. This was blamed by most analysts on the rise of ticket prices, gasoline prices and internet piracy.

For a complete list of 2005's top-grossing films, follow these links:


Well-known film legends to have died in 2005 include Sandra Dee, Ossie Davis and screenplay writer Arthur Miller. Following is a list of the notable deaths in the film industry so far in 2005:

Month Day Name Age Occupation/Accolades
January 9 Gonazalo Gavira 79 Oscar-winning sound effects technician
10 Erwin Hillier 93 Cinematographer
11 Thelma White 94 Actress
12 Amrish Puri 72 Actor
Sal Pacino 82 Actor
14 Ofelia Guilmain 83 Actress
15 Ruth Warrick 88 Actress
Dan Lee 35 Animator
17 Virginia Mayo 84 Actress
18 Lamont Bentley 31 Actor
21 Parveen Babi 49 Actress
22 Patsy Rowlands 71 Actress
23 Mutsuko Sakura 83 Actress
26 Rudi Falkenhagen 71 Actor
29 Ephraim Kishon 80 Screenwriter, director
February 1 John Vernon 72 Actor
4 Ossie Davis 87 Actor
10 Arthur Miller 89 Screenwriter
Humbert Balsan 50 Producer
11 Stan Richards 74 Actor
Raymond Hermantier 81 Actor
12 Brian Kelly 73 Actor, Producer
14 Otto Plaschkes 75 Producer
Martin Perels 44 Actor
16 Gerry Wolff 84 Actor
William Gibson 82 Producer
Nicole DeHuff 31 Actress
17 Dan O'Herlihy 85 Actor
Peter Foy 79 Special effects Producer
19 Kihachi Okamoto 82 Director
20 Sandra Dee 62 Actress
22 Simone Simon 94 Actress
Lee Eun Ju 24 Actress
March 4 Guylaine St. Onge 39 Actress
5 Teresa Wright 86 Actress
Morris Engel 86 Director
7 Debra Hill 54 Screenwriter, Producer
John Box 85 Production designer, four-time Oscar winner
22 Gemini Ganesan 84 Actor
April 16 Kay Walsh 90 Actress
19 Ruth Hussey 93 Actress
23 John Mills 97 Actor
26 Maria Schell 79 Actress
May 21 Subodh Mukherjee 84 Filmmaker
25 Ismail Merchant 68 Producer
Sunil Dutt 75 Actor
26 Eddie Albert 97 Actor
June 6 Anne Bancroft 73 Actress
25 John Fiedler 80 Actor
July 20 James Doohan 85 Actor
August 23 Brock Peters 78 Actor
25 Terence Morgan 83 Actor
28 Jacques Dufilho 91 Actor
31 Michael Sheard 65 Actor
September 2 Bob Denver 70 Actor
3 Ekkehard Schall 75 Actor
18 Joel Hirschhorn 67 Songwriter, two-time Oscar winner
November 3 Geoffrey Keen 89 Actor

Wide-release movies

In the film industry, a wide-release movie is a film that studios believe will appeal to a broad spectrum of the public and that shows in at least 1,000 theatres in the United States and Canada. The following films meet these criteria:

Dates given are U.S. and Canadian release dates.


‡ Films that achieved wide-release status after initial release.
Month Day Title Studio Notable Cast/Crew
January 7 White Noise Universal Pictures Michael Keaton
14 Coach Carter Paramount Pictures Samuel L. Jackson
Elektra 20th Century Fox Jennifer Garner, Terence Stamp, Goran Visnjic
Racing Stripes Warner Bros. Dustin Hoffman, Snoop Dogg, Mandy Moore
19 Assault on Precinct 13 Focus Features Ethan Hawke, Laurence Fishburne
21 Are We There Yet? Columbia Pictures Ice Cube, Nia Long
28 Alone in the Dark Lions Gate Christian Slater, Tara Reid, Stephen Dorff
Hide and Seek 20th Century Fox Robert DeNiro, Dakota Fanning
February 4 Boogeyman Screen Gems Barry Watson, Emily Deschanel, Lucy Lawless
The Wedding Date Universal Pictures Debra Messing, Dermot Mulroney
11 Hitch Columbia Pictures Will Smith, Eva Mendes, Kevin James
Pooh's Heffalump Movie Walt Disney Pictures Jim Cummings (voice), John Fiedler (voice)
18 Because of Winn-Dixie 20th Century Fox Jeff Daniels, Dave Matthews, Eva Marie Saint
Constantine Warner Bros. Keanu Reeves, Rachel Weisz
Son of the Mask New Line Jamie Kennedy, Alan Cumming, Bob Hoskins
25 Cursed Dimension Films Christina Ricci, Skeet Ulrich, Shannon Elizabeth
Diary of a Mad Black Woman Lions Gate Kimberly Elise, Steve Harris, Madea
Man of the House Columbia Pictures Tommy Lee Jones, Cedric the Entertainer
March 4 Be Cool MGM John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Danny DeVito
The Jacket Warner Independent Pictures Adrien Brody, Keira Knightley
The Pacifier Spyglass Entertainment Vin Diesel
11 Hostage Miramax Bruce Willis, Jonathan Tucker
Robots 20th Century Fox Ewan McGregor (voice), Robin Williams (voice), Halle Berry (voice)
The Upside of Anger New Line Kevin Costner, Joan Allen
18 Ice Princess Walt Disney Pictures Michelle Trachtenberg, Joan Cusack, Kim Cattrall
The Ring Two DreamWorks Naomi Watts, David Dorfman, Simon Baker
24 Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous Warner Bros. Sandra Bullock
25 Guess Who Sony Pictures Entertainment Bernie Mac, Ashton Kutcher, Zoe Saldana
30 Beauty Shop MGM Queen Latifah, Alicia Silverstone, Ice Cube


‡ Films that achieved wide-release status after initial release.
Month Day Title Studio Notable Cast/Crew
April 1 Sin City Dimension Films Bruce Willis, Jessica Alba, Clive Owen, Mickey Rourke, Nick Stahl, Rutger Hauer, Benicio Del Toro, Rosario Dawson, Michael Clarke Duncan, Josh Hartnett, Elijah Wood, Brittany Murphy, Frank Miller (director), Robert Rodriguez (director), Quentin Tarantino (guest director)
8 Fever Pitch 20th Century Fox Drew Barrymore, Jimmy Fallon
Kung Fu Hustle Sony Pictures Classics Stephen Chow, Yuen Wah
Sahara Paramount Pictures Matthew McConaughey, Steve Zahn, Penélope Cruz
15 The Amityville Horror MGM Ryan Reynolds
22 The Interpreter Universal Pictures Nicole Kidman, Sean Penn, Catherine Keener
King's Ransom New Line Anthony Anderson, Jay Mohr, Regina Hall
A Lot Like Love Touchstone Pictures Ashton Kutcher, Amanda Peet, Kal Penn
29 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Touchstone Pictures Martin Freeman, Sam Rockwell, Mos Def
XXX: State of the Union Revolution Studios Ice Cube, Samuel L. Jackson, Willem Dafoe
May 6 Crash Lions Gate Sandra Bullock, Thandie Newton
House of Wax Warner Bros. Elisha Cuthbert, Paris Hilton, Chad Michael Murray
Kingdom of Heaven 20th Century Fox Orlando Bloom, Liam Neeson, Ridley Scott (director)
13 Kicking and Screaming Universal Pictures Will Ferrell, Robert Duvall
Mindhunters Dimension Films Val Kilmer, Christian Slater, LL Cool J
Monster-in-Law New Line Jennifer Lopez, Jane Fonda
Danny the Dog (Unleashed) Focus Features Jet Li, Morgan Freeman
19 Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith 20th Century Fox Ewan McGregor, Hayden Christensen, Natalie Portman, Samuel L. Jackson
27 The Longest Yard Paramount Pictures Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Burt Reynolds
Madagascar DreamWorks Ben Stiller (voice), Chris Rock (voice), David Schwimmer (voice), Jada Pinkett Smith (voice)
June 1 The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants Warner Bros. Amber Tamblyn, Alexis Bledel, America Ferrera
3 Cinderella Man Universal Pictures Russell Crowe, Renée Zellweger, Paul Giamatti
Lords of Dogtown Sony Pictures Heath Ledger, Emile Hirsch, John Robinson, Johnny Knoxville, Eric West
10 The Adventures of Shark Boy & Lava Girl Dimension Films David Arquette, Robert Rodríguez
High Tension Lions Gate Cecile de France
The Honeymooners Paramount Pictures Cedric the Entertainer
Mr. & Mrs. Smith 20th Century Fox Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Vince Vaughn
15 Batman Begins Warner Bros. Christian Bale, Katie Holmes, Ken Watanabe, Michael Caine
17 The Perfect Man Universal Pictures Hilary Duff, Heather Locklear
22 Herbie: Fully Loaded Walt Disney Pictures Lindsay Lohan, Michael Keaton, Breckin Meyer
24 Bewitched Screen Gems Nicole Kidman, Will Ferrell, Jason Schwartzman
Land of the Dead Universal Pictures Simon Baker, John Leguizamo, Dennis Hopper, George A. Romero (director)
29 War of the Worlds Paramount Pictures Tom Cruise, Dakota Fanning, Tim Robbins, Steven Spielberg (director)


‡ Films that achieved wide-release status after initial release.
Month Day Title Studio Notable Cast/Crew
July 1 Rebound 20th Century Fox Martin Lawrence, Breckin Meyer
8 Dark Water Buena Vista Jennifer Connelly
Fantastic Four 20th Century Fox Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, Michael Chiklis, Chris Evans, Julian McMahon
15 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Warner Bros. Johnny Depp, Freddie Highmore, Helena Bonham Carter
Wedding Crashers New Line Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn
22 Bad News Bears Paramount Pictures Billy Bob Thornton
The Devil's Rejects Lions Gate Rob Zombie (director)
Hustle & Flow Paramount Pictures Anthony Anderson, Taryn Manning
The Island DreamWorks Ewan McGregor, Scarlett Johansson, Sean Bean
29 Must Love Dogs Warner Bros. Diane Lane, Dermot Mulroney, John Cusack
Sky High Buena Vista Kurt Russell, Kelly Preston, Michael Angarano, Kevin McDonald, Dave Foley
Stealth Columbia Pictures Josh Lucas, Jessica Biel, Jamie Foxx
August 5 The Dukes of Hazzard Warner Bros. Johnny Knoxville, Seann William Scott, Jessica Simpson, Burt Reynolds, Willie Nelson
12 Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo Columbia Pictures Rob Schneider, Eddie Griffin
Four Brothers Paramount Pictures Mark Wahlberg, Tyrese Darnell Gibson, André 3000
The Skeleton Key Universal Pictures Kate Hudson, Peter Sarsgaard, Gena Rowlands
17 Supercross 20th Century Fox Daryl Hannah, Mike Vogel, Robert Patrick
19 The 40-Year-Old Virgin Universal Pictures Steve Carell, Catherine Keener, Paul Rudd
Red Eye Dreamworks Rachel McAdams, Cillian Murphy
Valiant Walt Disney Pictures animated; voices of: Ewan McGregor, Tim Curry, Jim Broadbent
26 The Brothers Grimm Dimension Films Matt Damon, Heath Ledger, Terry Gilliam (director)
The Cave Screen Gems Cole Hauser, Morris Chestnut, Eddie Cibrian
Undiscovered Lions Gate Ashlee Simpson, Carrie Fisher, Shannyn Sossamon
31 The Constant Gardener Focus Features Ralph Fiennes, Rachel Weisz
September 2 The Transporter 2 20th Century Fox Jason Statham, Amber Valletta, Louis Leterrier (director)
Underclassman Miramax Films Nick Cannon, Cheech Marin, Roselyn Sanchez
9 The Exorcism of Emily Rose Sony Pictures Laura Linney, Campbell Scott, Shohreh Aghdashloo
The Man New Line Samuel L. Jackson, Eugene Levy
16 Corpse Bride Warner Bros. Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter (voices)
Cry Wolf Focus Features Lindy Booth, Jon Bon Jovi, Jared Padalecki
Just Like Heaven Dreamworks Reese Witherspoon, Mark Ruffalo
Lord of War Lions Gate Nicolas Cage, Ethan Hawke, Monica Bellucci, Jared Leto, Bridget Moynahan, Jeffrey Wright, Donald Sutherland
23 Flightplan Buena Vista Pictures Jodie Foster, Sean Bean, Peter Sarsgaard
A History of Violence New Line Viggo Mortensen, Ed Harris, Maria Bello
Roll Bounce Fox Searchlight Bow Wow, Chi McBride, Meagan Good
30 The Greatest Game Ever Played Touchstone Pictures/Disney Shia LaBeouf, Bill Paxton (director)
Into the Blue MGM Paul Walker, Jessica Alba, Ashley Scott
Serenity Universal Pictures Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Adam Baldwin


‡ Films that achieved wide-release status after initial release.
Month Day Title Studio Notable Cast/Crew
October 5 Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit DreamWorks Peter Sallis, Ralph Fiennes, Helena Bonham Carter (voices)
7 In Her Shoes 20th Century Fox Cameron Diaz, Toni Collette, Shirley MacLaine
Two for the Money Universal Pictures Al Pacino, Matthew McConaughey, Rene Russo
Waiting... Lions Gate Ryan Reynolds, Anna Faris, Justin Long
14 Domino New Line Keira Knightley, Christopher Walken, Mickey Rourke
Elizabethtown DreamWorks Kirsten Dunst, Orlando Bloom, Susan Sarandon
The Fog Revolution Studios Tom Welling, Maggie Grace, Selma Blair
21 Doom Universal Pictures Karl Urban, The Rock, Rosamund Pike
Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story DreamWorks Kurt Russell, Dakota Fanning, Kris Kristofferson
North Country Warner Bros. Charlize Theron, Frances McDormand
Stay 20th Century Fox Ewan McGregor, Naomi Watts, Ryan Gosling
28 The Legend of Zorro Columbia Pictures Antonio Banderas, Catherine Zeta-Jones
Prime Universal Pictures Meryl Streep, Uma Thurman
Saw II Lions Gate Films Donnie Wahlberg
The Weather Man Paramount Pictures Nicolas Cage, Hope Davis, Michael Caine
November 4 Chicken Little Walt Disney Pictures Zach Braff, Joan Cusack, Steve Zahn (voices)
Jarhead Universal Pictures Jake Gyllenhaal, Lucas Black, Jamie Foxx
9 Get Rich or Die Tryin' Paramount Pictures Joy Bryant, Terrence Howard
9 Derailed The Weinstein Co. Clive Owen, Jennifer Aniston
Zathura Columbia Pictures

Other movies released

Title Release date Studio Other notes
2046 5 August Sony Pictures Classics Wong Kar-wai (director), Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Zhang Ziyi
Aliens of the Deep January 28 IMAX Walt Disney Pictures James Cameron (director)
Appleseed January 14 Geneon Shinji Aramaki (director)
The Aristocrats July 29 ThinkFilm Paul Provenza (director)
The Ballad of Jack and Rose March 25 IFC Films Daniel Day-Lewis, Catherine Keener
The Baxter August 26 IFC Films Michael Showalter, Elizabeth Banks
Bigger Than the Sky February 18 MGM John Corbett, Amy Smart, Sean Astin
Bride and Prejudice February 11 Miramax Aishwarya Rai
Broken Flowers August 5 Focus Features Bill Murray, Jeffrey Wright, Sharon Stone
The Chorus January 14 Miramax Gérard Jugnot
The Chumscrubber January 14 Newmarket films Carrie-Anne Moss, Jamie Bell
Control April 22 ThinkFilm Nimród Antal (director)
Daltry Calhoun September 23 Miramax Johnny Knoxville, Ed Harris, Maria Bello
D.E.B.S. March 25 Screen Gems Jordana Brewster, Meagan Good, Devon Aoki
Der Untergang (Downfall) February 18 Newmarket Films Bruno Ganz, Alexandra Maria Lara
Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist May 20 Morgan Creek International Paul Schrader (director), Stellan Skarsgård, Gabriel Mann
Duma September 30 Warner Bros. Hope Davis, Campbell Scott
The Game of Their Lives April 22 IFC Films Gerard Butler, Wes Bentley
Good Night, and Good Luck October 7 Warner Independent Pictures George Clooney
The Gospel October 7 Screen Gems Boris Kodjoe
The Great Raid August 12 Miramax Films Benjamin Bratt
Hating Alison Ashley 17 March Universal Pictures Delta Goodrem
Howl's Moving Castle 10 June Buena Vista Hayao Miyazaki (director)
Inside Deep Throat February 11 Universal Pictures Dennis Hopper (narrator)
Kids in America October 21 Slowhand Cinema Samantha Mathis, Gregory Smith
Kiss, Kiss, Bang, Bang October 21 Warner Bros. Val Kilmer, Robert Downey Jr.
Kung Fu Hustle April 8 Sony Pictures Classics Stephen Chow
Layer Cake May 13 Sony Pictures Classics Daniel Craig
Look at Me April 1 Sony Pictures Classics Agnès Jaoui
March of the Penguins June 24 Warner Independent Productions Morgan Freeman (narrator)
Melinda and Melinda March 18 Fox Searchlight Pictures Woody Allen (director)
MirrorMask September 30 Jim Henson Company Jason Barry, Rob Brydon
Mondovino March 23 ThinkFilm Jonathan Nossiter (director)
Nobody Knows February 4 IFC Films Hirokazu Koreeda (director)
Oliver Twist September 23 TriStar Pictures Barney Clark, Ben Kingsley, Jamie Foreman, Roman Polański (director)
Ong-Bak: Muay Thai Warrior February 11 Magnolia Pictures Tony Jaa
The Passion Recut March 11 Newmarket Films Edited version of The Passion of the Christ
Pride and Prejudice November 11 Focus Features Keira Knightley, Matthew Macfadyen
Proof September 16 Miramax Films Gwyneth Paltrow, Jake Gyllenhaal, Anthony Hopkins
Salaam Namaste September 9 Yash Raj Saif Ali Khan
Schultze Gets the Blues February 18 Paramount Classics Horst Krause
Shopgirl October 21 Buena Vista Steve Martin, Claire Danes, Jason Schwartzman
Smile April 8 Dark Forest LLC Sean Astin, Linda Hamilton
A Sound of Thunder September 2 Warner Bros. Ben Kingsley, Catherine McCormack, Edward Burns
The Squid and the Whale October 5 The Samuel Goldwyn Company Jeff Daniels, Laura Linney, Jesse Eisenberg
Steamboy March 18 Toho Anna Paquin (voice), Alfred Molina (voice), Patrick Stewart (voice), Katsuhiro Ôtomo (director)
Travellers and Magicians January 7 Zeitgeist Films Khyentse Norbu (director)
Thumbsucker September 16 Sony Pictures Keanu Reeves, Tilda Swinton
Turtles Can Fly February 18 IFC Films Bahman Ghobadi (director)
Uncle Nino February 11 Lange Releasing Joe Mantegna, Trevor Morgan
An Unfinished Life September 9 Miramax Films Jennifer Lopez, Morgan Freeman, Robert Redford
Where the Truth Lies October 14 ThinkFilm Kevin Bacon, Colin Firth
The Year of the Yao April 29 Fine Line Features Shaquille O'Neal, Yao Ming

Films scheduled to be released in 2005

The following are two lists:

  • The first is a list of movies sorted by their release date
  • The second is a list of movies with no entered release date
  • This list is based on U.S. and Canadian release dates. If you are seeking release date information for a different country, check the appropriate page in that film's IMDB entry.

By release date


Release dates:

  • "LR": Limited release in select cities
  • "WR": Wide-release to theaters
  • "IMAX": Release to IMAX theaters
Film Date Studio Other notes
Breakfast on Pluto November 18 Sony Pictures Classics
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire November 18 WR Warner Bros. Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Ralph Fiennes
Walk the Line November 18 WR 20th Century Fox Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon
The Ice Harvest November 23 WR Focus Features John Cusack, Billy Bob Thornton, Connie Nielsen
In the Mix November 23 WR Lions Gate Usher, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Chazz Palminteri
Just Friends November 23 WR New Line Ryan Reynolds, Amy Smart
Rent November 23 WR Columbia Pictures
Syriana November 23 Warner Bros. George Clooney, Michelle Monaghan, Matt Damon
Yours, Mine and Ours November 23 WR Paramount Pictures Dennis Quaid, Rene Russo
The Libertine November 25 Weinstein Co. Johnny Depp, John Malkovich, Samantha Morton


Release dates:

  • "WR": Wide-release to theaters
  • "IMAX": Release to IMAX theaters
Film Date Studio Other notes
Æon Flux December 2 WR Paramount Pictures Charlize Theron, Marton Csokas, Karyn Kusama (director)
Brokeback Mountain December 9 Paramount Pictures Ang Lee (director), Jake Gyllenhaal, Heath Ledger
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe December 9 WR Walt Disney Pictures
Memoirs of a Geisha December 9 Sony Ziyi Zhang, Ken Watanabe, Michelle Yeoh, Gong Li
King Kong December 14 WR Universal Pictures Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Peter Jackson (director)
The Family Stone December 16 WR 20th Century Fox Diane Keaton, Sarah Jessica Parker
The Producers December 16 Universal Pictures Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick, Uma Thurman
Cheaper by the Dozen 2 December 21 WR 20th Century Fox Steve Martin, Bonnie Hunt, Hilary Duff
Fun with Dick and Jane December 21 WR Columbia Pictures Jim Carrey, Téa Leoni, Alec Baldwin
Freedomland December 23 Paramount Pictures Julianne Moore
Munich December 23 DreamWorks Eric Bana, Geoffrey Rush, Steven Spielberg (director)
The Ringer December 23 WR Fox Searchlight Pictures Johnny Knoxville, Katherine Heigl
The New World December 25 WR New Line Colin Farrell, Q'Orianka Kilcher, Christian Bale, Christopher Plummer, David Thewlis, Terrence Malick (director)
Hoodwinked December 25 WR Weinstein Co. Anne Hathaway (voice), Glenn Close (voice), Jim Belushi (voice), Xzibit (voice), Andy Dick (voice), Patrick Warburton (voice)
Rumor Has It December 25 WR Warner Bros. Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Costner

No release date


Release dates:

  • "WR": Wide-release to theaters
  • "IMAX": Release to IMAX theaters
Title Distributor Other notes
2001 Maniacs
American Gun Donald Sutherland, Forest Whitaker
Ask the Dust Colin Farrell
The Dark Sean Bean
Death Tunnel
Dog Soldiers: Fresh Meat
Down in the Valley
Edison Morgan Freeman, LL Cool J, Justin Timberlake, Kevin Spacey
Gray Matters
Happily N'Ever After Vanguard Animation Sigourney Weaver, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Freddie Prinze, Jr., George Carlin (voices)
Jump Shot Kim Basinger, Danny DeVito
Klimt John Malkovich, Laetitia Casta


Release dates:

  • "WR": Wide-release to theaters
  • "IMAX": Release to IMAX theaters
Title Distributor Other notes
The League of Gentlemen's Apocalypse Film version of popular BBC Television comedy series The League of Gentlemen.
The Legend of Lucy Keyes
Little Athens
A Little Trip to Heaven Forest Whitaker
Living in Neon Dreams Marilyn Manson, Daryl Hannah, Nia Vardalos

The Man from London

Motherless Brooklyn Edward Norton
Mrs. Harris
Murphy's Law
Nailed Right In
Nail Polish Alexandra Lydon
Neverwas Aaron Eckhart
Niagara Motel
Night Watch Fox Searchlight Pictures


Release dates:

  • "WR": Wide-release to theaters
  • "IMAX": Release to IMAX theaters
Title Distributor Other notes
Romance & Cigarettes James Gandolfini, Susan Sarandon, Kate Winslet, Steve Buscemi, Christopher Walken, Mandy Moore
Santa's Slay Bill Goldberg, Emilie de Ravin, James Caan
Strangers With Candy Warner Independent Pictures Sarah Jessica Parker, Matthew Broderick
Wah-Wah Gabriel Byrne, Emily Watson
The Wendell Baker Story Owen Wilson
The Woods United Artists Bruce Campbell, Patricia Clarkson

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