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Top Films and Top Family Films for 2005
(Washington DC) December 27, 2005 Nell Minow, who reviews movies each week for Yahoo! Movies and radio stations across the US, has released her list of the year’s best movies – the top 10 overall and the top 10 for families, with three runners-up in each category.
This year’s lists include some first-time screenwriters and directors, like Paul Haggis with “Crash,” Dan Futterman with “Capote,” and Joe Wright with “Pride and Prejudice,” as well as champion of the box office and Oscars Steven Spielberg for “Munich.” It was again a very strong year for documentaries, with “Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill,” “March of the Penguins,” “Mad Hot Ballroom,” and “Murderball” as standouts. The list of family films ranges from the brilliantly imagined big-budget worlds of Narnia, Chicken Little, and Harry Potter to the warm, evocative stories of love, loss, and growing up in “Roll Bounce” and “Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.” And one movie made it onto both lists – the deliriously entertaining “Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit,” the first-ever feature from multi-Oscar-winner Nick Park.
Top 10 list for 2005
1. Good Night and Good Luck
4. Memoirs of a Geisha
5. Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill
6. Pride and Prejudice
7. Everything is Illuminated
8. Brokeback Mountain
9. Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
10. The Squid and the Whale
Runners-up: A History of Violence, Capote, Murderball
Top 10 Family Movies for 2005
1. Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
2. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
3. Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
4. Mad Hot Ballroom
6. Chicken Little
7. March of the Penguins
8. Roll Bounce
9. Sky High
10. Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants
Runners-up: Millions, Mirrormask, Serenity
Nell Minow is the author of The Movie Mom’s Guide to Family Movies. She also writes the Media Mom column for the Chicago Tribune.
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