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CAPOTE, starring Chlotrudis Awards winners Philip Seymour Hoffman and Catherine Keener, showed up on several Top 10's this year.

Last updated: January 29, 2006
Copyright 2006 Michael R. Colford.
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Top 10's of 2005

Chlotrudis Awards members were invited to share their Top 10 movie lists of 2005 on the website. See what various members chose as their top films of the year. See how many of their favorites made the final ballot. See if your tastes coincide with any particular Chlotrudis member. If you're a member, send in your Top 10 of the year and we'll include it here.

Peg Aloi's Top 10 Movies of 2005

Comme une Image
Look at Me

in no particular order:

The Libertine
Pride and Prejudice
Look at Me
My Summer of Love
Good Night, and Good Luck
Mysterious Skin
Brokeback Mountain

Best Mainstream Movie:
Batman Begins


Thom Bowser's Top 10 Movies of 2005
  1. Le Clan
  2. Tropical Malady
  3. Brokeback Mountain
  4. 2046
  5. Palindromes
  6. Kontroll
  7. The Prize Winner of Defiance Ohio
  8. Bee Season
  9. Last Days
  10. Mirrormask

Best Movies Viewed in 2005:

Father & Son

Le Clan
Le Clan


Beth Caldwell's Top 10 Movies of 2005


  1. Capote
  2. Brothers
  3. Nobody Knows
  4. Turtles Can Fly
  5. 3-Iron
  6. Kings & Queen
  7. Downfall
  8. The Squid & the Whale
  9. Born into Brothels
  10. Tony Takitani


Michael Colford's Top Movies of 2005


  1. Me and You and Everyone We Know
  2. Tony Takitani
  3. Or (My Treasure)
  4. Wilby Wonderful
  5. 2046
  6. Mysterious Skin
  7. Look at Me
  8. Where the Truth Lies
  9. Double Dare
  10. Nobody Knows

Couldn't Quite Squeeze On: Côte d’Azur, Tropical Malady, Café Lumière, Walk on Water, 3-Iron, Capote, Brokeback Mountain

Top 10 Festival Films:

  1. Sorry, Haters
  2. The Wayward Cloud
  3. Linda Linda Linda
  4. Shanghai Dreams
  5. U-Carmen eKhayelitsha
  6. Caché
  7. Whole New Thing
  8. Love and Become
  9. Imagine Me and You
  10. Vers le Sud

Bad... just Bad: Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress, The Chorus, Douches Froides, It's All Gone Pete Tong, Ma Mère, The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Greene, The Reception, and Trust the Man


Mon Trésor
Or (My Treasure)

Sorry, Hater
Sorry, Haters


Scot Colford's Top 10 Movies of 2005

Tony Takitani
Tony Takitani

  1. Me and You and Everyone We Know
  2. Tony Takitani
  3. Brokeback Mountain
  4. Côte d’Azur
  5. Wilby Wonderful
  6. Where the Truth Lies
  7. The Dying Gaul
  8. Nobody Knows
  9. In the Realms of the Unreal
  10. Grizzly Man

Johanna Cooper's Top 10 Movies of 2005
(in alphabetical order)

The Beat that My Heart Skipped
Born into Brothels
Brokeback Mountain
Darwin's Nightmare
Schutze Gets the Blues
Shake Hands with the Devil
Turtles Can Fly
Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill

De battre mon coeur s'est arrêté
The Beat That My Heart Skipped


Bob Gladstein's Top 10 Movies of 2005


Bu san

  1. 3-Iron
  2. 2046
  3. Me and You and Everyone We Know
  4. Nobody Knows
  5. Head-On
  6. Look at Me
  7. The Holy Girl
  8. Kings and Queen
  9. Caterina in the Big City
  10. Wilby Wonderful


Thomas Guttadauro's Top 10 Movies of 2005

Howl's Moving Castle

Best of the Rest
The World
Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance
Grizzly Man

The Rest
Godzilla Final Wars
Nobody Knows
Kung Fu Hustle
Wallace and Grommit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

Best Movie No One Saw
The Warrior

Biggest Disappointment

Best of the Fests
The President's Last Bang
The Devil and Daniel Johnston
The Sun
Linda! Linda! Linda!
Three Stories

Honorable Mention for Kicking Ass
Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior

Best Sig from a Movie

The World


Linda Linda Linda

Linda Linda Linda



Ned Hinkle's Top 13 Movies of 2004




Batalla en el cielo
Battle In Heaven

My Top 13 Films Released In US Theaters This Year (OK there are 16 but some are "double features"):
  1. 2046
  2. Brokeback Mountain
  3. Memories of Murder / Old Boy
  4. King Kong
  5. Bright Future
  6. Me and You and Everyone We Know
  7. Kung Fu Hustle / Ong Bak: The Thai Warrior
  8. Kings and Queen
  9. Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang
  10. Devil's Rejects / Land of the Dead
  11. Last Days
  12. Serenity
  13. Beat That My Heart Skipped

Runners-Up: Batman Begins, Broken Flowers, The Fearless Freaks, Grizzly Man, Howl's Moving Castle, Keane, Sarah Silverman: Jesus is Magic, Sin City, Tale of Two Sisters, Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

Top 13 Festival Films:

  1. Battle In Heaven
  2. Caché (Hidden)
  3. Punk: Attitude
  4. Wassup Rockers
  5. Night Of Truth
  6. Takeshis'
  7. SPL
  8. Tsotsi
  9. Runaway
  10. Proposition, The
  11. Wayward Cloud, The
  12. Great Yokai War , The
  13. Drawing Restraint 9


Mary Ellen Jame's Top 10 Movies of 2005
  1. Water
  2. Capote
  3. Regular Lovers
  4. Nine Lives
  5. Ballets Russes
  6. April Snow
  7. Piano Tuner Of Earthquakes
  8. In The Realms Of The Unreal
  9. Breakfast On Pluto
  10. Everlasting Regret



Bruce Kingsley's Top 10 Movies of 2005

Der Untergang


  1. Downfall
  2. The Beat That My Heart Skipped
  3. The Edukators
  4. 3-Iron
  5. The Best of Youth
  6. Capote
  7. 2046
  8. Caché
  9. Brokeback Mountain
  10. Saraband

Festival Films: Familia, The Night of Truth, Zulu Love Letter

Almost Made Its: (alphabetical)

Ballets Russes, Good Night, and Good Luck, Grizzly Man, Henri Langlois: The Phantom of the Cinémathèque, Innocent Voices, Look At Me, Me and You and Eveyrone We Know, My Summer of Love, Nobody Knows, The Power of Nightmares: The Rise of the Politics of Fear, The Syrian Bride, Tony Takitani, Walk on Water


Chris Kriofske's Top 10 Movies of 2005

  1. Me and You and Everyone We Know
  2. Mysterious Skin
  3. A History of Violence
  4. 3-Iron
  5. Downfall
  6. The Squid and the Whale
  7. Double Dare
  8. The Best of Youth
  9. Tropical Malady
  10. Grizzly Man

Honorable Mentions (in alphabetical order): 2046, Brokeback Mountain, Café Lumière, Capote, Los Angeles Plays Itself, Murderball, My Summer of Love, Nobody Knows, Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, Wilby Wonderful

Best Festival Films:

  1. C.R.A.Z.Y.
  2. Clean
  3. Caché (Hidden)
  4. Shanghai Dreams
  5. Twelve and Holding

Best Repertory Screenings:

The Conformist, Donkey Skin, My Grandmother, The Passenger, The Warriors


Me and You and Everyone We KnowMe and You and Everyone We Know




Barbara Lonergan's Top 10 Movies of 2005

Walk on Water
Walk on Water

Walk on Water
Tony Takitani
Mysterious Skin
Happy Endings
Double Dare
Look at Me
Brokeback Mountain

Mary McIntire's Top 10 Movies of 2005

  1. Good Night, and Good Luck
  2. Me and You and Everyone We Know
  3. Capote
  4. Palindromes
  5. Brokeback Mountain
  6. 2046
  7. 3-Iron
  8. Mysterious Skin
  9. The Edukators
  10. Happy Endings


Good Night, and Good Luck
Good Night, and Good Luck


Hilary Nieukirk's Top 10 Movies of 2005

Rois et Reine
Kings and Queen


(in alphabetical order)

Breakfast On Pluto
Double Dare
Happily Ever After
Happy Endings
Kings & Queen
Me And You And Everyone We Know
Mysterious Skin
The Squid And The Whale

Best Chlotrudis Ineligible:
Batman Begins
Charlie & the Chocolate Factory
Sin City

Buried Treasure:
Torremolinos 73


Rick Osberg's Top 10 Movies of 2005
  1. The Edukators
  2. Palindromes
  3. Darwin's Nightmare
  4. Be Here To Love Me: A Film About Townes Van Zant
  5. Grizzly Man
  6. Murderball
  7. Downfall
  8. The Nomi Song
  9. Funny Ha Ha
  10. Mysterious Skin

Die Fetten Jahre sind vorbei
The Edukators


Howard Semones' Top 10 Movies of 2005

Shaun of the Dead
Howl's Moving Castle

  1. Howl's Moving Castle
  2. Wallace & Gromit in the Curse of the Were-Rabbit
  3. Charlie & the Chocolate Factory
  4. Sin City
  5. Batman Begins
  6. Downfall
  7. Serenity
  8. The Corpse Bride
  9. Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill
  10. Kung Fu Hustle

Guilty Pleasure: Just Like Heaven

Carolyn Ziering's Top 10 Movies of 2005
Dare mo shiranai
Nobody Knows
  1. 3-Iron
  2. Nobody Knows
  3. Wilby Wonderful
  4. Mysterious Skin
  5. Brother to Brother
  6. Green Day: Bullet in a Bible
  7. Wallace & Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit
  8. Murderball
  9. Watermarks
  10. School of Rock