Garnering almost 43 percent of the vote, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe was the clear choice for No. 1 among almost 3,000 voters. That's more than double the number of last year's voters, when readers voted The Passion of The Christ the top movie of 2004.
For the second straight year, we have a runaway winner in our Readers' Choice Awards.
And like last year, the only question was not who would finish No. 1, but No. 2. A year ago, it was The Incredibles, and for 2005 movies, it's Cinderella Man, with 7.8 percent of the vote. Crash finished third with 5.9 percent, just edging fourth-place Walk the Line.
Finishing just outside of the top 10 were Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, King Kong, Madagascar, and The Constant Gardener.
We also asked readers for comments on their No. 1 choice, and here's a sampling of what they were saying about the top three films:
The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
"It just has a beautiful feel to it. You get wrapped into their world throughout the movie, and it has a great sense of hope." "I was impressed with the faithful adaptation that Walden Media did with LWW as well as Because of Winn-Dixie. As a children's librarian, I always want readers to compare the book to the movie, and these are two examples of good comparisons." "The part of Aslan laying his life down for a boy showed a picture of how Christ laid his life ...1
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