Best of 2006

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1.
V for Vendetta (2005)
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In a future British tyranny, a shadowy freedom fighter, known only by the alias of "V", plots to overthrow it with the help of a young woman. (132 mins.)
Director: James McTeigue
 
2.
300 (2006)
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King Leonidas of Sparta and a force of 300 men fight the Persians at Thermopylae in 480 B.C. (117 mins.)
Director: Zack Snyder
 
3.
The Prestige (2006)
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Two stage magicians engage in competitive one-upmanship in an attempt to create the ultimate stage illusion. (130 mins.)
 
4.
The Fall (2006)
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In a hospital on the outskirts of 1920s Los Angeles, an injured stuntman begins to tell a fellow patient, a little girl with a broken arm, a fantastic story of five mythical heroes. Thanks to his fractured state of mind and her vivid imagination, the line between fiction and reality blurs as the tale advances. (117 mins.)
Director: Tarsem
 
5.
Children of Men (2006)
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In 2027, in a chaotic world in which women have become somehow infertile, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea. (109 mins.)
Director: Alfonso Cuarón
 
6.
Casino Royale (2006)
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Armed with a licence to kill, Secret Agent James Bond sets out on his first mission as 007 and must defeat a weapons dealer in a high stakes game of poker at Casino Royale, but things are not what they seem. (144 mins.)
Director: Martin Campbell
 
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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)
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Jack Sparrow races to recover the heart of Davy Jones to avoid enslaving his soul to Jones' service, as other friends and foes seek the heart for their own agenda as well. (151 mins.)
Director: Gore Verbinski
 
8.
Apocalypto (2006)
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As the Mayan kingdom faces its decline, the rulers insist the key to prosperity is to build more temples and offer human sacrifices. Jaguar Paw, a young man captured for sacrifice, flees to avoid his fate. (139 mins.)
Director: Mel Gibson
 
9.
Superman Returns (2006)
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Superman reappears after a long absence, but is challenged by an old foe who uses Kryptonian technology for world domination. (154 mins.)
Director: Bryan Singer
 
10.
Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
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A family determined to get their young daughter into the finals of a beauty pageant take a cross-country trip in their VW bus. (101 mins.)
 
11.
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)
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Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, born with a superior olfactory sense, creates the world's finest perfume. His work, however, takes a dark turn as he searches for the ultimate scent. (147 mins.)
Director: Tom Tykwer
 
12.
Mission: Impossible III (2006)
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Agent Ethan Hunt comes into conflict with a dangerous and sadistic arms dealer who threatens his life and his fianceé in response . (126 mins.)
Director: J.J. Abrams
 
13.
Alpha Dog (2006)
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A drama based on the life of Jesse James Hollywood, a drug dealer who became one of the youngest men ever to be on the FBI's most wanted list. (122 mins.)
Director: Nick Cassavetes
 
14.
Rocky Balboa (2006)
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Thirty years after the ring of the first bell, Rocky Balboa comes out of retirement and dons his gloves for his final fight; against the reigning heavyweight champ Mason 'The Line' Dixon. (102 mins.)
 
15.
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)
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#1 NASCAR driver Ricky Bobby stays atop the heap thanks to a pact with his best friend and teammate, Cal Naughton, Jr. But when a French Formula One driver, makes his way up the ladder, Ricky Bobby's talent and devotion are put to the test. (108 mins.)
Director: Adam McKay
 
16.
Crank (2006)
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Professional assassin Chev Chelios learns his rival has injected him with a poison that will kill him if his heart rate drops. (88 mins.)
Director: Neveldine, Taylor
 
17.
The Good Shepherd (2006)
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The tumultuous early history of the Central Intelligence Agency is viewed through the prism of one man's life. (167 mins.)
Director: Robert De Niro
 
18.
The Guardian (2006)
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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, love, and self-sacrifice. (139 mins.)
Director: Andrew Davis
 
19.
Night at the Museum (2006)
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A newly recruited night security guard at the Museum of Natural History discovers that an ancient curse causes the animals and exhibits on display to come to life and wreak havoc. (108 mins.)
Director: Shawn Levy
 
20.
The Hills Have Eyes (2006)
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A suburban American family is being stalked by a group of psychotic people who live in the desert, far away from civilization. (107 mins.)
Director: Alexandre Aja
 
21.
The Break-Up (2006)
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In a bid to keep their luxurious condo from their significant other, a couple's break-up proceeds to get uglier and nastier by the moment. (106 mins.)
Director: Peyton Reed
 
22.
The Last King of Scotland (2006)
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Based on the events of the brutal Ugandan dictator Idi Amin's regime as seen by his personal physician during the 1970's. (121 mins.)
Director: Kevin Macdonald
 
23.
Over the Hedge (2006)
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A scheming raccoon fools a mismatched family of forest creatures into helping him repay a debt of food, by invading the new suburban sprawl that popped up while they were hibernating...and learns a lesson about family himself. (83 mins.)
 
24.
Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)
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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. (141 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
 
25.
Flags of Our Fathers (2006)
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The life stories of the six men who raised the flag at The Battle of Iwo Jima, a turning point in WWII. (135 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
 
26.
Scary Movie 4 (2006)
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Cindy finds out the house she lives in is haunted by a little boy and goes on a quest to find out who killed him and why. Also, Alien "Tr-iPods" are invading the world and she has to uncover the secret in order to stop them. (83 mins.)
Director: David Zucker
 
27.
A Good Year (2006)
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A British investment broker inherits his uncle's chateau and vineyard in Provence, where he spent much of his childhood. He discovers a new laid-back lifestyle as he tries to renovate the estate to be sold. (117 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
 
28.
Miami Vice (2006)
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Based on the 1980s TV action/drama, this update focuses on vice detectives Crockett and Tubbs as their respective personal and professional lives become dangerously intertwined. (134 mins.)
Director: Michael Mann
 
29.
The Black Dahlia (2006)
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Two policemen see their personal and professional lives fall apart in the wake of the "Black Dahlia" murder investigation. (121 mins.)
Director: Brian De Palma
 
30.
Inland Empire (2006)
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As an actress starts to adopt the persona of her character in a film, her world starts to become nightmarish and surreal. (180 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
 
31.
The Queen (2006)
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After the death of Princess Diana, Queen Elizabeth II struggles with her reaction to a sequence of events nobody could have predicted. (103 mins.)
Director: Stephen Frears
 
32.
We Are Marshall (2006)
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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 keep the football program alive. (131 mins.)
Director: McG
 
33.
Snakes on a Plane (2006)
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An FBI agent takes on a plane full of deadly and venomous snakes, deliberately released to kill a witness being flown from Honolulu to Los Angeles to testify against a mob boss. (105 mins.)
Director: David R. Ellis
 
34.
Seraphim Falls (2006)
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At the end of the Civil War, a colonel hunts down a man with whom he has a grudge. (115 mins.)
 
35.
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006)
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On one last road trip before they're sent to serve in Vietnam, two brothers and their girlfriends get into an accident that calls their local sheriff to the scene. Thus begins a terrifying experience where the teens are taken to a secluded house of horrors, where a young, would-be killer is being nurtured. (91 mins.)
 
36.
The Host (2006)
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A monster emerges from Seoul's Han River and focuses its attention on attacking people. One victim's loving family does what it can to rescue her from its clutches. (120 mins.)
Director: Joon Ho Bong
 
37.
United 93 (2006)
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A real-time account of the events on United Flight 93, one of the planes hijacked on September eleventh, 2001, that crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania when passengers foiled the terrorist plot. (111 mins.)
Director: Paul Greengrass
 
38.
Severance (2006)
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During a team-building retreat in the mountains a group of sales representatives are hunted down one by one. (96 mins.)
 
39.
Black Sheep (2006)
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An experiment in genetic engineering turns harmless sheep into blood-thirsty killers that terrorize a sprawling New Zealand farm. (87 mins.)
Director: Jonathan King
 
40.
Hatchet (2006)
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When a group of tourists on a New Orleans haunted swamp tour find themselves stranded in the wilderness, their evening of fun and spooks turns into a horrific nightmare. (85 mins.)
Director: Adam Green
 
41.
Bug (2006)
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An unhinged war veteran holes up with a lonely woman in a spooky Oklahoma motel room. The line between reality and delusion is blurred as they discover a bug infestation. (102 mins.)
 
42.
Cold Prey (2006)
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Jannicke, Morten Tobias, Eirik, Mikal and Ingunn are on a snowboarding vacation in Jotunheimen. They... (97 mins.)
Director: Roar Uthaug
 
43.
Prey (2007)
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An American family on holiday in Africa becomes lost in a game reserve and stalked by lions. (92 mins.)
 
44.
The Tripper (2006)
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A Ronald Reagan-obsessed serial killer targets a bunch of hippies who are heading to a weekend-long concert. (93 mins.)
Director: David Arquette
 
45.
Mulberry St (2006)
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A deadly infection breaks out in Manhattan, causing humans to devolve into blood-thirsty rat creatures... (84 mins.)
Director: Jim Mickle
 
46.
Marie Antoinette (2006)
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The retelling of France's iconic but ill-fated queen, Marie Antoinette. From her betrothal and marriage to Louis XVI at 15 to her reign as queen at 19 and to the end of her reign as queen and ultimately the fall of Versailles. (123 mins.)
Director: Sofia Coppola
 
47.
Little Children (2006)
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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 in suburban Massachusetts. (136 mins.)
Director: Todd Field
 
48.
Water (2005)
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The film examines the plight of a group of widows forced into poverty at a temple in the holy city of Varanasi. It focuses on a relationship between one of the widows, who wants to escape the social restrictions imposed on widows, and a man who is from the highest caste and a follower of Mahatma Gandhi. (117 mins.)
Director: Deepa Mehta