Best 2006 Movies

Snow Angels

Snow Angels

Snow Angels
IMDb: 6.8
106 min

Waitress Annie has separated from her suicidal alcoholic husband, Glenn. Glenn has become an evangelical Christian, but his erratic attempts at getting back into Annie’s life have alarmed her. High…

Ten Inch Hero

Ten Inch Hero

Ten Inch Hero
IMDb: 7.4
97 min

Four friends search for love and happiness while working at a California sandwich shop.

Becoming Jane

Becoming Jane

Becoming Jane
IMDb: 7.1
120 min

A biographical portrait of a pre-fame Jane Austen and her romance with a young Irishman.

Bridge to Terabithia

Bridge to Terabithia

Bridge to Terabithia
IMDb: 7.1
96 min

Jesse Aarons trained all summer to become the fastest runner in school, so he’s very upset when newcomer Leslie Burke outruns him and everyone else. Despite this and other differences,…

Breach

Breach

Breach
IMDb: 7.0
110 min

Eric O’Neill, a computer specialist who wants to be made an agent is assigned to clerk for Robert Hanssen, a senior agent with 25 years in the FBI, and to…

The Counterfeiters

The Counterfeiters

The Counterfeiters
IMDb: 7.6
98 min

The story Jewish counterfeiter, Salomon Sorowitsch, coerced into assisting the Nazi operation of the Sachsenhausen concentration camp during World War II.

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Genre: Best 2006, Drama, War
Freedom Writers

Freedom Writers

Freedom Writers
IMDb: 7.5
123 min

A young teacher inspires her class of at-risk students to learn tolerance, apply themselves, and pursue education beyond high school.

Notes On A Scandal

Notes On A Scandal

Notes On A Scandal
IMDb: 7.4
92 min

A veteran high school teacher befriends a younger art teacher, who is having an affair with one of her 15-year-old students. However, her intentions with this new ”friend” also go…

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Curse of the Golden Flower

Curse of the Golden Flower

Curse of the Golden Flower
IMDb: 7.0
114 min

During China’s Tang dynasty the emperor has taken the princess of a neighboring province as wife. She has borne him two sons and raised his eldest. Now his control over…

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Rocky Balboa

Rocky Balboa

Rocky Balboa
IMDb: 7.1
102 min

When he loses a highly publicized virtual boxing match to ex-champ Rocky Balboa, reigning heavyweight titleholder, Mason Dixon retaliates by challenging Rocky to a nationally televised, 10-round exhibition bout. To…

Genre: Best 2006, Drama
Letters from Iwo Jima

Letters from Iwo Jima

Letters from Iwo Jima
IMDb: 7.9
141 min

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.

Pursuit of Happyness

Pursuit of Happyness

Pursuit of Happyness
IMDb: 8.0
117 min

A struggling salesman takes custody of his son as he’s poised to begin a life-changing professional career.

Genre: Best 2006, Drama
200 Pounds Beauty

200 Pounds Beauty

200 Pounds Beauty
IMDb: 6.8
120 min

Based on a Japanese manga, ”Kanna-San, Daiseikou Desu,” this story revolves around Kang Han-na (Kim Ah-jung), an overweight phone sex employee and secret vocalist for Ammy, a famous Korean pop…

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Priceless

Priceless

Priceless
IMDb: 7.0
104 min

A beautiful young gold-digger mistakes a lowly hotel clerk as a rich and therefore worthwhile catch.

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We Are Marshall

We Are Marshall

We Are Marshall
IMDb: 7.1
124 min

When a plane crash claims the lives of members of the Marshall University football team and some of its fans, the team’s new coach and his surviving players try to…

Genre: Best 2006, Drama
The Painted Veil

The Painted Veil

The Painted Veil
IMDb: 7.5
125 min

A British medical doctor fights a cholera outbreak in a small Chinese village, while also being trapped at home in a loveless marriage to an unfaithful wife.

Black Snake Moan

Black Snake Moan

Black Snake Moan
IMDb: 6.9
116 min

A God-fearing bluesman takes to a wild young woman who, as a victim of childhood sexual abuse, is looking everywhere for love, but never quite finding it.

Genre: Best 2006, Drama
The Holiday

The Holiday

The Holiday
IMDb: 6.9
136 min

Two women, one (Cameron Diaz) from America and one (Kate Winslet) from Britain, swap homes at Christmastime after bad breakups with their boyfriends. Each woman finds romance with a local…

Blood Diamond

Blood Diamond

Blood Diamond
IMDb: 8.0
143 min

An ex-mercenary turned smuggler. A Mende fisherman. Amid the explosive civil war overtaking 1999 Sierra Leone, these men join for two desperate missions: recovering a rare pink diamond of immense…

Apocalypto

Apocalypto

Apocalypto
IMDb: 7.8
139 min

Set in the Mayan civilization, when a man’s idyllic presence is brutally disrupted by a violent invading force, he is taken on a perilous journey to a world ruled by…

Miss Potter

Miss Potter

Miss Potter
IMDb: 6.9
92 min

The story of Beatrix Potter, the author of the beloved and best-selling children’s book, ”The Tale of Peter Rabbit”, and her struggle for love, happiness and success.

Big Nothing

Big Nothing

Big Nothing
IMDb: 6.8
86 min

A frustrated, unemployed teacher joins forces with a scammer and his girlfriend in a blackmailing scheme.

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Bushi no ichibun

Bushi no ichibun

Bushi no ichibun
IMDb: 7.8
121 min

A look at the relationship between a young blind samurai (Kimura) and his wife, who will make a sacrifice in order to defend her husband’s honor.

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Tenacious D in The Pick Of Destiny

Tenacious D in The Pick Of Destiny

Tenacious D in The Pick Of Destiny
IMDb: 6.8
93 min

In Venice Beach, naive Midwesterner JB bonds with local slacker KG and they form the rock band Tenacious D. Setting out to become the world’s greatest band is no easy…

Deja Vu

Deja Vu

Deja Vu
IMDb: 7.0
126 min

Called in to recover evidence in the aftermath of a horrific explosion on a New Orleans ferry, Federal agent Doug Carlin gets pulled away from the scene and taken to…

Casino Royale

Casino Royale

Casino Royale
IMDb: 8.0
144 min

Le Chiffre, a banker to the world’s terrorists, is scheduled to participate in a high-stakes poker game in Montenegro, where he intends to use his winnings to establish his financial…

Goya’s Ghosts

Goya’s Ghosts

Goya’s Ghosts
IMDb: 6.9
114 min

Painter Francisco Goya faces a scandal involving his muse, who is labeled a heretic by a monk.

Genre: Best 2006, Drama
Borat

Borat

Borat
IMDb: 7.3
82 min

Kazakh journalist Borat Sagdiyev travels to America to make a documentary. As he zigzags across the nation, Borat meets real people in real situations with hysterical consequences. His backwards behavior…

Genre: Best 2006, Comedy
Tell No One

Tell No One

Tell No One
IMDb: 7.5
131 min

A man receives a mysterious e-mail appearing to be from his wife, who was murdered years earlier. As he frantically tries to find out whether she’s alive, he finds himself…

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The Ultimate Gift

The Ultimate Gift

The Ultimate Gift
IMDb: 7.3
114 min

When his wealthy grandfather finally dies, Jason Stevens fully expects to benefit when it comes to the reading of the will. But instead of a sizable inheritance, Jason receives a…

The Prestige

The Prestige

The Prestige
IMDb: 8.5
130 min

A mysterious story of two magicians whose intense rivalry leads them on a life-long battle for supremacy — full of obsession, deceit and jealousy with dangerous and deadly consequences.

Flags of Our Fathers

Flags of Our Fathers

Flags of Our Fathers
IMDb: 7.1
132 min

There were five Marines and one Navy Corpsman photographed raising the U.S. flag on Mt. Suribachi by Joe Rosenthal on February 23, 1945. This is the story of three of…

Little Children

Little Children

Little Children
IMDb: 7.5
136 min

The lives of two lovelorn spouses from separate marriages, a registered sex offender, and a disgraced ex-police officer intersect as they struggle to resist their vulnerabilities and temptations.

The Departed

The Departed

The Departed
IMDb: 8.5
151 min

To take down South Boston’s Irish Mafia, the police send in one of their own to infiltrate the underworld, not realizing the syndicate has done likewise. While an undercover cop…

Kurt Cobain: About a Son

Kurt Cobain: About a Son

Kurt Cobain: About a Son
IMDb: 7.4
96 min

An intimate and moving meditation on the late musician and artist Kurt Cobain, based on more than 25 hours of previously unheard audiotaped interviews conducted with Cobain by noted music…

The History Boys

The History Boys

The History Boys
IMDb: 6.8
109 min

The story of an unruly class of bright, funny history students at a Yorkshire grammar school in pursuit of an undergraduate place at Oxford or Cambridge. Bounced between their maverick…

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A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints

A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints

A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints
IMDb: 7.0
104 min

Dito Montiel, a successful author, receives a call from his long-suffering mother, asking him to return home and visit his ailing father. Dito recalls his childhood growing up in a…

The Guardian

The Guardian

The Guardian
IMDb: 6.9
139 min

A high school swim champion with a troubled past enrolls in the U.S. Coast Guard’s ’A’ School, where legendary rescue swimmer, Ben Randall teaches him some hard lessons about loss,…

Children of Men

Children of Men

Children of Men
IMDb: 7.9
109 min

In 2027, in a chaotic world in which humans can no longer procreate, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea, where…

Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace
IMDb: 7.4
117 min

The true story of William Wilberforce’s courageous quest to end the British slave trade. Although meeting intense opposition, his minister, John Newton, urges him to see the cause through.

Genre: Best 2006, Drama
Gridiron Gang

Gridiron Gang

Gridiron Gang
IMDb: 6.9
125 min

Teenagers at a juvenile detention center, under the leadership of their counselor, gain self-esteem by playing football together.

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
IMDb: 7.5
147 min

Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, born in the stench of 18th century Paris, develops a superior olfactory sense, which he uses to create the world’s finest perfumes. However, his work takes a dark…

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This Is England

This Is England

This Is England
IMDb: 7.7
101 min

A story about a troubled boy growing up in England, set in 1983. He comes across a few skinheads on his way home from school, after a fight. They become…

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Away from Her

Away from Her

Away from Her
IMDb: 7.5
110 min

A man coping with the institutionalization of his wife because of Alzheimer’s disease faces an epiphany when she transfers her affections to another man, a wheel chair-bound mute who also…

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Infamous

Infamous

Infamous
IMDb: 7.0
110 min

While researching his book In Cold Blood, writer Truman Capote develops a close relationship with convicted murderers Dick Hickock and Perry Smith.

Genre: Best 2006, Drama
Rescue Dawn

Rescue Dawn

Rescue Dawn
IMDb: 7.3
126 min

A US Fighter pilot’s epic struggle of survival after being shot down on a mission over Laos during the Vietnam War.

Stranger Than Fiction

Stranger Than Fiction

Stranger Than Fiction
IMDb: 7.6
113 min

Everybody knows that your life is a story. But what if a story was your life? Harold Crick is your average IRS agent: monotonous, boring, and repetitive. But one day…

A Good Year

A Good Year

A Good Year
IMDb: 7.0
118 min

Failed London banker Max Skinner inherits his uncle’s vineyard in Provence, where he spent many childhood holidays. Upon his arrival, he meets a woman from California who tells Max she…

Babel

Babel

Babel
IMDb: 7.4
143 min

Tragedy strikes a married couple on vacation in the Moroccan desert, touching off an interlocking story involving four different families.

Genre: Best 2006, Drama
The Fountain

The Fountain

The Fountain
IMDb: 7.2
96 min

Spanning over one thousand years, and three parallel stories, The Fountain is a story of love, death, spirituality, and the fragility of our existence in this world.

Inland Empire

Inland Empire

Inland Empire
IMDb: 6.9
180 min

An actress’s perception of reality becomes increasingly distorted as she finds herself falling for her co-star in a remake of an unfinished Polish production that was supposedly cursed.

Bobby

Bobby

Bobby
IMDb: 7.0
120 min

In 1968 the lives of a retired doorman, hotel manager, lounge singer, busboy, beautician and others intersect in the wake of Robert F. Kennedy’s assassination at the Ambassador Hotel in…

Black Book

Black Book

Black Book
IMDb: 7.7
145 min

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

The Last King of Scotland

The Last King of Scotland

The Last King of Scotland
IMDb: 7.7
121 min

Young Scottish doctor, Nicholas Garrigan decides it’s time for an adventure after he finishes his formal education, so he decides to try his luck in Uganda, and arrives during the…

Genre: Best 2006, Drama
Crank

Crank

Crank
IMDb: 6.9
88 min

Professional assassin Chev Chelios learns his rival has injected him with a poison that will kill him if his heart rate drops.

Pan’s Labyrinth

Pan’s Labyrinth

Pan’s Labyrinth
IMDb: 8.2
118 min

Living with her tyrannical stepfather in a new home with her pregnant mother, 10-year-old Ofelia feels alone until she explores a decaying labyrinth guarded by a mysterious faun who claims…

Invincible

Invincible

Invincible
IMDb: 7.1
105 min

Inspired by the true story of Vince Papale, a man with nothing to lose who ignored the staggering odds and made his dream come true. When the coach of Papale’s…

Genre: Best 2006, Drama
Half Nelson

Half Nelson

Half Nelson
IMDb: 7.2
107 min

Despite his dedication to the junior-high students who fill his classroom, idealistic teacher Dan Dunne leads a secret life of addiction that the majority of his students will never know….

Genre: Best 2006, Drama
Little Miss Sunshine

Little Miss Sunshine

Little Miss Sunshine
IMDb: 7.8
102 min

A family loaded with quirky, colorful characters piles into an old van and road trips to California for little Olive to compete in a beauty pageant.

Clerks II

Clerks II

Clerks II
IMDb: 7.3
97 min

A calamity at Dante and Randall’s shops sends them looking for new horizons – but they ultimately settle at Mooby’s, a fictional Disney-McDonald’s-style fast-food empire.

Genre: Best 2006, Comedy