2005 was a year of great turmoil. It started with the world still in mourning and trying to provide aid for the 11 Asian countries affected by the devastating tsunami on December 26, 2004. Pope John Paul II died, and terrorists attacked London.

To help people through this time of dread, a cavalcade of cinematic delights populated multiplexes over the course of 12 months. And what struck me most when looking back at the movies that were released in 2005 was just how many sublime films there were. In fact, there wasn’t actually a single effort that truly stood out above the rest. It was just a really consistent year for great movies. Fancy reliving it? Then put "Best Of You" by the Foo Fighters on, picture Chris Rock hosting the Academy Awards, and flick through my list of the 10 best movies of 2005.

10. Grizzly Man
Werner Herzog once again deftly displayed his keen eye for a fascinating figure with his examination of bear enthusiast Timothy Treadwell. Having spent 13 summers in an Alaskan national park, Treadwell believed that he had built up a relationship with the bears, even going as far as to touch them. Park officials repeatedly warned him that his interaction with the bears was unsafe, and they were devastatingly proved right when Treadwell and his girlfriend, Amie Huguenard, were killed and partially eaten by a bear. Werner Herzog whittled Grizzly Man down from a 100 hours worth of footage shot by Treadwell, and his narration and interpretation of events paints a vivid, emotional, flawed and perpetually gripping account of Treadwell and his life.

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