Best of 2006

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1. Volver (I) (2006)

R | 121 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.6
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84 Metascore

After her death, a mother returns to her home town in order to fix the situations she couldn't resolve during her life.

Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Penélope Cruz, Carmen Maura, Lola Dueñas, Blanca Portillo

Votes: 82,714 | Gross: $12.90M

2. The Lives of Others (2006)

R | 137 min | Drama, Thriller

8.5
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89 Metascore

In 1984 East Berlin, an agent of the secret police, conducting surveillance on a writer and his lover, finds himself becoming increasingly absorbed by their lives.

Director: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck | Stars: Ulrich Mühe, Martina Gedeck, Sebastian Koch, Ulrich Tukur

Votes: 289,879 | Gross: $11.29M

3. Babel (I) (2006)

R | 143 min | Drama

7.5
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69 Metascore

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

Director: Alejandro G. Iñárritu | Stars: Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Gael García Bernal, Mohamed Akhzam

Votes: 259,471 | Gross: $34.30M

4. Direktøren for det hele (2006)

Not Rated | 99 min | Comedy

6.7
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71 Metascore

An IT company hires an actor to serve as the company's president in order to help the business get sold to a cranky Icelander.

Director: Lars von Trier | Stars: Jens Albinus, Peter Gantzler, Friðrik Þór Friðriksson, Benedikt Erlingsson

Votes: 9,590 | Gross: $0.05M

5. Sedam i po (2006)

106 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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Everyday lives of people in Belgrade who are obsessed with their weaknesses and led by their passions. Seven independent stories on 7 deadly sins are told in a comical tone.

Director: Miroslav Momcilovic | Stars: Branislav Trifunovic, Nikola Vujovic, Milos Timotijevic, Marija Karan

Votes: 3,281

6. Paris, je t'aime (2006)

R | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3
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66 Metascore

Through the neighborhoods of Paris, love is veiled, revealed, imitated, sucked dry, reinvented and awakened.

Directors: Olivier Assayas, Frédéric Auburtin, Emmanuel Benbihy, Gurinder Chadha, Sylvain Chomet, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, Isabel Coixet, Wes Craven, Alfonso Cuarón, Gérard Depardieu, Christopher Doyle, Richard LaGravenese, Vincenzo Natali, Alexander Payne, Bruno Podalydès, Walter Salles, Oliver Schmitz, Nobuhiro Suwa, Daniela Thomas, Tom Tykwer, Gus Van Sant | Stars: Juliette Binoche, Leonor Watling, Ludivine Sagnier, Fanny Ardant

Votes: 65,646 | Gross: $4.86M

7. Bes Vakit (2006)

Not Rated | 111 min | Drama

7.4
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A small, poor village leaning over high rocky mountains, facing the immense sea, flanked by olive yards. Villagers are simple and diligent people who struggle to cope with a harsh nature. ... See full summary »

Director: Reha Erdem | Stars: Ozen Ozkan, Ali Bey Kayali, Elit Iscan, Bülent Emin Yarar

Votes: 3,195 | Gross: $0.01M

8. Ostrov (2006)

112 min | Drama

8.0
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Somewhere in Northern Russia in a small Russian Orthodox monastery lives an unusual man whose bizarre conduct confuses his fellow monks, while others who visit the island believe that the man has the power to heal, exorcise demons and foretell the future.

Director: Pavel Lungin | Stars: Pyotr Mamonov, Viktor Sukhorukov, Dmitriy Dyuzhev, Yuriy Kuznetsov

Votes: 9,232

9. Efter brylluppet (2006)

R | 120 min | Drama

7.8
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78 Metascore

A manager of an orphanage in India is sent to Copenhagen, Denmark, where he discovers a life-altering family secret.

Director: Susanne Bier | Stars: Mads Mikkelsen, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Rolf Lassgård, Neeral Mulchandani

Votes: 27,851 | Gross: $0.41M

10. Je vais bien, ne t'en fais pas (2006)

92 min | Drama

7.4
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Lili returns from holidays and learns that her twin brother left the house after a violent argument with their father.

Director: Philippe Lioret | Stars: Mélanie Laurent, Kad Merad, Isabelle Renauld, Julien Boisselier

Votes: 8,720

11. Kunsten å tenke negativt (2006)

79 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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The local disability support group visits an involuntary member, not realizing that it will bring them to a critical mass.

Director: Bård Breien | Stars: Fridtjov Såheim, Kirsti Eline Torhaug, Henrik Mestad, Marian Saastad Ottesen

Votes: 2,966

12. Notes on a Scandal (2006)

R | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.4
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73 Metascore

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 well beyond platonic friendship.

Director: Richard Eyre | Stars: Cate Blanchett, Judi Dench, Andrew Simpson, Tom Georgeson

Votes: 67,757 | Gross: $17.51M

13. Breaking and Entering (2006)

R | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.5
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56 Metascore

A landscape architect's dealings with a young thief cause him to re-evaluate his life.

Director: Anthony Minghella | Stars: Jude Law, Robin Wright, Vera Farmiga, Martin Freeman

Votes: 20,693 | Gross: $0.93M

14. Fraulein (2006)

Not Rated | 81 min | Drama

6.8
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64 Metascore

Ruza left Belgrade for Switzerland as a young woman full of hope for a new and better life. Twentyfive years later she appears to have achieved everything: She owns a canteen in Zurich, ... See full summary »

Director: Andrea Staka | Stars: Mirjana Karanovic, Marija Skaricic, Ljubica Jovic, Andrea Zogg

Votes: 814 | Gross: $0.00M

15. 12:08 East of Bucharest (2006)

Unrated | 89 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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77 Metascore

It's the 22nd of December. Sixteen years have passed since the revolution, and in a small town Christmas is about to come. Piscoci, an old retired man is preparing for another Christmas ... See full summary »

Director: Corneliu Porumboiu | Stars: Mircea Andreescu, Teodor Corban, Ion Sapdaru, Mirela Cioaba

Votes: 6,126 | Gross: $0.09M

16. Once (2007)

R | 86 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.9
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88 Metascore

A modern-day musical about a busker and an immigrant and their eventful week in Dublin, as they write, rehearse and record songs that tell their love story.

Director: John Carney | Stars: Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová, Hugh Walsh, Gerard Hendrick

Votes: 99,705 | Gross: $9.44M

17. Warchild (2006)

103 min | Drama

6.6
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Years after the end of the Bosnian war, a woman finds evidence that her young daughter, who disappeared during the war, might have survived and been adopted by a German family.

Director: Christian Wagner | Stars: Labina Mitevska, Senad Basic, Katrin Saß, Crescentia Dünßer

Votes: 136

18. The Yacoubian Building (2006)

161 min | Drama

7.5
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Meditations on corruption, fundamentalism, prostitution, homosexuality, and drugs in central Cairo.

Director: Marwan Hamed | Stars: Adel Imam, Nour El-Sherif, Youssra, Essad Youniss

Votes: 4,930

19. Plac Zbawiciela (2006)

105 min | Drama

7.5
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A story of a married couple with two children, whose housing problems, the man's infidelity and the woman's fragility lead the family to destruction.

Directors: Joanna Kos-Krauze, Krzysztof Krauze | Stars: Jowita Budnik, Arkadiusz Janiczek, Ewa Wencel, Dawid Gudejko

Votes: 1,305

20. Chaharshanbe-soori (2006)

102 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.9
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84 Metascore

On the last Wednesday before the spring solstice ushers in the Persian New Year, people set off fireworks following an ancient Zoroastrian tradition. Rouhi, spending her first day at a new job, finds herself in the midst of a different kind of fireworks -- a domestic dispute between her new boss and his wife.

Director: Asghar Farhadi | Stars: Hamid Farokhnezhad, Hediyeh Tehrani, Taraneh Alidoosti, Pantea Bahram

Votes: 6,713