By William Wolf

THE BEST TEN FILMS OF 2005  Send This Review to a Friend

The number one spot for films released in 2005 goes to “Brokeback Mountain,” a sensitive, exquisitely filmed and acted drama about two cowboys in love but kept apart because of convention. Directed by Ang Lee and starring Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal, “Brokeback Mountain” speaks universally about the sadness of unfulfilled lives with a depth that goes beyond specific sexuality. (See review)

The full list of the year’s best ten films, in the order of preference, is as follows (see reviews):

1. BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN

2. PRIDE AND PREJUDICE

3. MRS. HENDERSON PRESENTS

4. SARABAND

5. MARCH OF THE PENGUINS

6. A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE

7. LOOK AT ME (COMME UNE IMAGE)

8. MATCH POINT

9. 3-IRON

10. GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK

Others among the year’s favorites (in no particular order) include Munich, The Squid and the Whale, The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada, Cinderella Man, Saving Face, Heights, The Matador, Capote, Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont, Junebug, Walk the Line, Breakfast on Pluto, North Country, Transamaerica, The Producers, The Constant Gardener, Broken Flowers, The Chorus, Lost Embrace, Downfall, Melinda and Melinda, Happily Ever After, Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, The Beat My Heart Skipped, Cache, The Aristocrats, Oliver Twist and Ballet Russes.

  

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