Top 10 Films of 2006

by muybueno16 | created - 06 Mar 2017 | updated - 1 week ago | Public

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1. Inside Man (2006)

R | 129 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

76 Metascore

A police detective, a bank robber, and a high-power broker enter high-stakes negotiations after the criminal's brilliant heist spirals into a hostage situation.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Denzel Washington, Clive Owen, Jodie Foster, Christopher Plummer

Votes: 317,786 | Gross: $88.51M

2. Harsh Times (2005)

R | 116 min | Action, Crime, Drama

56 Metascore

A tough-minded drama about two friends in South Central Los Angeles and the violence that comes between them.

Director: David Ayer | Stars: Christian Bale, Freddy Rodríguez, Eva Longoria, Chaka Forman

Votes: 60,675 | Gross: $3.34M

3. Old Joy (2006)

Unrated | 76 min | Drama

84 Metascore

Two old pals reunite for a camping trip in Oregon's Cascade Mountains.

Director: Kelly Reichardt | Stars: Daniel London, Will Oldham, Tanya Smith, Robin Rosenberg

Votes: 5,608 | Gross: $0.26M

4. The Good Shepherd (2006)

R | 167 min | Drama, History, Thriller

61 Metascore

The tumultuous early history of the Central Intelligence Agency is viewed through the prism of one man's life.

Director: Robert De Niro | Stars: Matt Damon, Angelina Jolie, Robert De Niro, Alec Baldwin

Votes: 95,132 | Gross: $59.95M

5. Stranger Than Fiction (2006)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

67 Metascore

An I.R.S. auditor suddenly finds himself the subject of narration only he can hear: narration that begins to affect his entire life, from his work, to his love-interest, to his death.

Director: Marc Forster | Stars: Will Ferrell, Emma Thompson, Dustin Hoffman, Queen Latifah

Votes: 209,620 | Gross: $40.14M

6. Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)

R | 141 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

89 Metascore

The story of the battle of Iwo Jima between the United States and Imperial Japan during World War II, as told from the perspective of the Japanese who fought it.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Ken Watanabe, Kazunari Ninomiya, IHARA, Ryo Kase

Votes: 147,685 | Gross: $13.76M

7. Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama

80 Metascore

A family determined to get their young daughter into the finals of a beauty pageant take a cross-country trip in their VW bus.

Directors: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris | Stars: Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Greg Kinnear, Abigail Breslin

Votes: 415,253 | Gross: $59.89M

8. 16 Blocks (2006)

PG-13 | 102 min | Action, Crime, Drama

63 Metascore

An aging alcoholic cop is assigned the task of escorting a witness from police custody to a courthouse 16 blocks away. There are, however, chaotic forces at work that prevent them from making it in one piece.

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Bruce Willis, Yasiin Bey, David Morse, Jenna Stern

Votes: 122,614 | Gross: $36.88M

9. Lucky Number Slevin (2006)

R | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

53 Metascore

A case of mistaken identity lands Slevin into the middle of a war being plotted by two of the city's most rival crime bosses: The Rabbi and The Boss. Slevin is under constant surveillance by relentless Detective Brikowski as well as the infamous assassin Goodkat and finds himself having to hatch his own ingenious plot to get them before they get him.

Director: Paul McGuigan | Stars: Josh Hartnett, Ben Kingsley, Morgan Freeman, Lucy Liu

Votes: 290,328 | Gross: $22.49M

10. Slow Burn (2005)

R | 93 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

34 Metascore

A district attorney is involved in a 24-hour showdown with a gang leader and is, at the same time, being manipulated by an attractive assistant district attorney and a cryptic stranger.

Director: Wayne Beach | Stars: Ray Liotta, Jolene Blalock, LL Cool J, Mekhi Phifer

Votes: 3,591 | Gross: $1.24M

11. Ira & Abby (2006)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Romance

62 Metascore

A hastily married couple quickly devolve into a life of affairs, meddling parents, and therapy.

Director: Robert Cary | Stars: Jennifer Westfeldt, Chris Messina, Jason Alexander, David Margulies

Votes: 2,112 | Gross: $0.22M

12. Speechless (I) (2006)

PG-13 | 70 min | Drama

Mia Sakamoto feels trapped physically and verbally abused by men all her life, until she crosses paths with a spoken word artist Ku James. Ku is Mia's savior, guiding her to discover her ... See full summary »

Director: William R. Bryan | Stars: Debbie Fan, Omari Hardwick, Sufe Bradshaw, William R. Bryan

Votes: 14

13. First Snow (2006)

R | 101 min | Drama, Thriller

58 Metascore

A psychic's ominous reading sends a man into a tailspin.

Director: Mark Fergus | Stars: Guy Pearce, Piper Perabo, William Fichtner, Steven Michael Quezada

Votes: 7,600

14. Lenexa, 1 Mile (2006)

R | 91 min | Drama

The film tells the story of five childhood friends during their last summer together in Lenexa before going to college. Their bond is tested when a disturbing secret comes to light and they... See full summary »

Director: Jason Wiles | Stars: Josh Stewart, Austin Nichols, Jason Ritter, Paul Wesley

Votes: 157

15. Tre (2006)

87 min | Drama, Romance

Gabe and Kakela are happily engaged couple in the mountain of Calabasas, CA. Gabe works as a horse riding instructor and Kakela is a trying-to-be writer. They live in house complex with ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Byler | Stars: Daniel Cariaga, Kimberly-Rose Wolter, Erik McDowell, Alix Koromzay

Votes: 173

16. Americanese (2006)

Comedy, Drama, Romance

Long after their breakup, Chinese American Raymond Ding and Amerasian Aurora Crane struggle to let go. Torn apart by mismatched ideals, meddling friends, and the complexities of racial ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Byler | Stars: Chris Tashima, Allison Sie, Sab Shimono, Munda Razooki

Votes: 152

17. Kiss Me Again (2006)

R | 103 min | Romance, Drama

34 Metascore

A married couple decides to test the boundaries of their relationship with a seductive Spanish woman. When an unlikely relationship ensues, all three are forced to rethink their definition of love.

Director: William Tyler Smith | Stars: Jeremy London, Katheryn Winnick, Elisa Donovan, Mirelly Taylor

Votes: 938

18. Offside (I) (2006)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

85 Metascore

Struggle of Women in a country that excludes them from entering the stadiums.

Director: Jafar Panahi | Stars: Sima Mobarak-Shahi, Shayesteh Irani, Ayda Sadeqi, Mohammad Asarian

Votes: 6,961 | Gross: $0.18M

19. Find Me Guilty (2006)

R | 125 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime

65 Metascore

In the late 1980s, a low level gangster named Jackie DiNorscio defends himself in court in what became the longest criminal trial in American judicial history.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Vin Diesel, Peter Dinklage, Ron Silver, Alex Rocco

Votes: 31,351 | Gross: $1.17M

20. Black Book (2006)

R | 145 min | Drama, Thriller, War

71 Metascore

In the Nazi-occupied Netherlands during World War II, a Jewish singer infiltrates the regional Gestapo headquarters for the Dutch resistance.

Director: Paul Verhoeven | Stars: Carice van Houten, Sebastian Koch, Thom Hoffman, Halina Reijn

Votes: 69,185 | Gross: $4.40M

21. Bred in the Bone (2006)

92 min | Drama

John Palmentario is desperate NOT to follow in his father, EUGENE'S, footsteps... NOT to make the same mistakes. At 34, John, looks back on his life as a paid thug who won't kill or carry a... See full summary »

Director: Stan Harrington | Stars: Stan Harrington, David Carreno, Frank Barron, Alex Borbon

Votes: 27

22. The Craving Heart (2006)

80 min | Drama

Scientist, Alexander Tom thought he had it all, great wife, great house, career... that was until the death of his best friend and a random affair with an anonymous woman force him to ... See full summary »

Director: Stan Harrington | Stars: Stan Harrington, John Saxon, Rick Peters, Adrian Zmed

Votes: 45

23. Isabella (2006)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama

A Macao police officer's bachelor life is interrupted by the daughter he never knew he fathered.

Director: Ho-Cheung Pang | Stars: Chapman To, Isabella Leong, Josie Ho, Derek Tsang

Votes: 1,298

24. Diary (2006)

R | 85 min | Horror, Thriller

Winnie Leung is a lonely woman that likes to make puppets and write her diary, and she misses her boy-friend Seth Lau, who left her after breaking up their relationship. Winnie leaves ... See full summary »

Director: Oxide Chun Pang | Stars: Charlene Choi, Shawn Yue, Isabella Leong, Hin-Wai Au

Votes: 706

25. Flannel Pajamas (2006)

R | 124 min | Romance

49 Metascore

A story of one couple falling in and out of love.

Director: Jeff Lipsky | Stars: Justin Kirk, Julianne Nicholson, Chelsea Altman, Jamie Harrold

Votes: 848 | Gross: $0.12M

26. Dirty Work (2006)

R | 97 min | Thriller

A tangled story of three men's lives on the gritty streets of Chicago: Manning, a dirty, disillusioned cop; Julian, king of drugs, thugs and prostitution; and Frank, a ruthless politician who destroys everything in the way of his ambition.

Director: Bruce Terris | Stars: Lance Reddick, Michael McGlone, Nutsa Kukhianidze, Austin Pendleton

Votes: 263

27. My Brother (2006)

PG-13 | 100 min | Drama

33 Metascore

"My Brother" is an inner city story of two impoverished boys, Isaiah and James. James is developmentally disabled. Their mother, L'Tisha, finds herself in a tragic situation. Dying of ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Lover | Stars: Vanessa Williams, Tatum O'Neal, Nashawn Kearse, Christopher Scott

Votes: 289 | Gross: $0.03M

28. Beautiful Ohio (2006)

Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Drama

An entire family comes of age during the early 1970s.

Director: Chad Lowe | Stars: William Hurt, Rita Wilson, Brett Davern, David Call

Votes: 449

29. Heavens Fall (2006)

PG-13 | 105 min | Crime, Drama

Two young woman accuse nine black youths of rape in the segregated South.

Director: Terry Green | Stars: Timothy Hutton, David Strathairn, Leelee Sobieski, Anthony Mackie

Votes: 1,171

30. Diggers (2006)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama

66 Metascore

A story about a tight-knit group of friends, who try to maintain their small-town way of life in the face of enormous changes in 1970s Long Island.

Director: Katherine Dieckmann | Stars: Paul Rudd, Ken Marino, Maura Tierney, Ron Eldard

Votes: 2,337 | Gross: $0.07M

31. Boy Culture (2006)

Unrated | 88 min | Drama, Romance

56 Metascore

A successful male escort describes in a series of confessions his tangled romantic relationships with his two roommates and an older, enigmatic male client.

Director: Q. Allan Brocka | Stars: Derek Magyar, George Jonson, Patrick Bauchau, Darryl Stephens

Votes: 5,250 | Gross: $0.22M

32. Mentor (I) (2006)

R | 92 min | Drama

A thought-provoking drama about the power that a famous university professor holds over his students and assistants.

Director: David Langlitz | Stars: Rutger Hauer, Matthew Davis, Dagmara Dominczyk, Susan Misner

Votes: 193

33. Inland Empire (2006)

R | 180 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

72 Metascore

As an actress begins to adopt the persona of her character in a film, her world becomes nightmarish and surreal.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Karolina Gruszka, Krzysztof Majchrzak, Grace Zabriskie, Laura Dern

Votes: 50,248 | Gross: $0.75M

34. Section 8 (2006)

R | 97 min | Drama

The award winning producers of the award winning, cult classic film, RETIRING TATIANA are back with this highly experimental screen adaptation of Anthony Lovell Winters' hilarious hit play,... See full summary »

Director: Carl Gilliard | Stars: Tony Winters, Akeem Smith, Veronica Thompson, Trisha Mann

Votes: 34

35. Payback: Straight Up (2006 Video)

Unrated | 90 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Porter is shot by his wife and best friend and is left to die. When he survives he plots revenge.

Director: Brian Helgeland | Stars: Mel Gibson, Gregg Henry, Maria Bello, David Paymer

Votes: 4,741

36. Two Tickets to Paradise (2006)

R | 90 min | Comedy

Three guys on the verge of forty begin to realize all the best things in their lives happened before they were twenty. A spontaneous road trip adventure gives them a chance to balance the ledger.

Director: D.B. Sweeney | Stars: John C. McGinley, D.B. Sweeney, Ned Bellamy, Jenn Brown

Votes: 792

37. Miles from Home (I) (2006)

97 min | Drama

Plagued by bad influences, bad choices and bad people, Miles finds himself in a seemingly hopeless set of circumstances. When a beautiful friend with an equally beautiful spirit shows him ... See full summary »

Director: Ty Hodges | Stars: Erik Aude, Taisha Monique Clark, Amy Correa, Max Crumm

Votes: 102

38. Yellow (I) (2006)

R | 90 min | Drama, Music, Romance

Family: a necessary burden. Amaryllis Campos is young and beautiful, a classically trained dancer delivering pizzas in Puerto Rico, living with her parents and her drug-selling chump of a ... See full summary »

Director: Alfredo Rodriguez de Villa | Stars: Roselyn Sanchez, Bill Duke, D.B. Sweeney, Jaime Tirelli

Votes: 883



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