2006 Films

The ones I've seen in order of preference from most to least favourite.
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1.
The Fall (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
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
 
2.
Peter & the Wolf (2006 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
An animated retelling set to Prokofiev's suite. Peter is a slight lad, solitary, locked out of the woods by his protective grandfather... (32 mins.)
Director: Suzie Templeton
 
3.
April in Love (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Avril is a novice in a convent of "Baptistine" sisters, a monastic order which was officially dissolved... (96 mins.)
 
4.
Lady Chatterley (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A French adaptation of the second (and much less well-known) version of D.H. Lawrence's erotic tale. (168 mins.)
Director: Pascale Ferran
 
5.
The Lives of Others (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
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. (137 mins.)
 
6.
Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
In the falangist Spain of 1944, the bookish young stepdaughter of a sadistic army officer escapes into an eerie but captivating fantasy world. (118 mins.)
 
7.
The Bothersome Man (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
In a strange city where every person seems content beyond reason a new man arrives in town and stirs up trouble by asking too many questions. (95 mins.)
Director: Jens Lien
 
8.
Private Property (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Since Luc granted a divorce to Pascale ten years ago, he paid generous alimony and left a fine country house as long as their twin sons remain at home... (95 mins.)
Director: Joachim Lafosse
 
9.
Blame it on Fidel (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A 9-year-old girl weathers big changes in her household as her parents become radical political activists in 1970-71 Paris. (99 mins.)
Director: Julie Gavras
 
10.
Sheitan (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
A group of youngsters go out to a disco late one night and accidentally run into a shepherd who has prepared himself for a night of Satanic worship. (94 mins.)
Director: Kim Chapiron
 
11.
Old Joy (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Two old pals reunite for a camping trip in Oregon's Cascade Mountains. (76 mins.)
Director: Kelly Reichardt
 
12.
Red Road (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Jackie works as a CCTV operator. Each day she watches over a small part of the world, protecting the people living their lives under her gaze. One day a man appears on her monitor, a man she thought she would never see again, a man she never wanted to see again. Now she has no choice, she is compelled to confront him. (113 mins.)
Director: Andrea Arnold
 
13.
This Is England (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A young boy becomes friends with a gang of skinheads. Friends soon become like family, and relationships will be pushed to the very limit. (101 mins.)
Director: Shane Meadows
 
14.
Shortbus (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A group of New Yorkers caught up in their romantic-sexual milieu converge at an underground salon infamous for its blend of art, music, politics, and carnality. (101 mins.)
 
15.
Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
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.)
 
16.
Factory Girl (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Based on the rise and fall of socialite Edie Sedgwick, concentrating on her relationships with Andy Warhol and a folk singer. (90 mins.)
 
17.
The Science of Sleep (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A man entranced by his dreams and imagination is love-struck with a French woman and feels he can show her his world. (105 mins.)
Director: Michel Gondry
 
18.
Suddenly (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
The mother and the younger son in a happy family dies in a car-accident. The father and the teenage-son Jonas survives the accident. Now they have to move on with their lives together. (96 mins.)
Director: Johan Brisinger
 
19.
The Painted Veil (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A British medical doctor fights a cholera epidemic in a small Chinese village, while being trapped at home in a loveless marriage to an unfaithful wife. (125 mins.)
Director: John Curran
 
20.
Bamako (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Bamako. Melé is a bar singer, her husband Chaka is out of work and the couple is on the verge of breaking up... (115 mins.)
 
21.
Dry Season (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Chad, 2006. After a forty-year civil war, the radio announces the government has just amnestied the war criminals... (96 mins.)
 
22.
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
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
 
23.
Fair Play (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
There are rules for fair play in sport; these are not adhered to always. But there are no rules for fair play at work, in life or when faced with life and death. (103 mins.)
Director: Lionel Bailliu
 
24.
The Colonel (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A "Reformed Colonel" is found dead in Paris, a couple of decades after Algeria's struggle for independence was won from France... (110 mins.)
Director: Laurent Herbiet
 
25.
The Last King of Scotland (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Based on the events of the brutal Ugandan dictator Idi Amin's regime as seen by his personal physician during the 1970's. (123 mins.)
Director: Kevin Macdonald
 
26.
Inland Empire (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
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
 
27.
The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Against the backdrop of the Irish War of Independence, two brothers fight a guerrilla war against British forces. (127 mins.)
Director: Ken Loach
 
28.
Omkara (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Shakespeare's masterpiece "Othello" set in modern India. A politically-minded enforcer's misguided trust in his lieutenant leads him to suspect his wife of infidelity. (155 mins.)
Director: Vishal Bhardwaj
 
29.
Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Kazakh TV talking head Borat is dispatched to the United States to report on the greatest country in the world. With a documentary crew in tow, Borat becomes more interested in locating and marrying Pamela Anderson. (84 mins.)
Director: Larry Charles
 
30.
Charlie Says (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
The seemingly separate lives of a group of men intersect entwining the fates of each of them over the course of a week. (140 mins.)
Director: Nicole Garcia
 
31.
Stolen Holidays (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
On an impulse Danièle takes her grandchildren for a holiday herself without the permission of their parents. As time proceeds it becomes less clear if she and the children will ever return and resume their lives as before. (90 mins.)
Director: Olivier Peyon
 
32.
Days of Glory (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
During WWII, four North African men enlist in the French army to liberate that country from Nazi oppression, and to fight French discrimination. (128 mins.)
 
33.
300 (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
King Leonidas of Sparta and a force of 300 men fight the Persians at Thermopylae in 480 B.C. (117 mins.)
Director: Zack Snyder
 
34.
The Fountain (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
As a modern-day scientist, Tommy is struggling with mortality, desperately searching for the medical breakthrough that will save the life of his cancer-stricken wife, Izzi. (96 mins.)
 
35.
Tell No One (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Police find two bodies at an old murder scene and evidence to suggest the first victim's husband is a murderer. The husband receives clues suggesting his deceased wife is actually alive and begins to investigate. (131 mins.)
Director: Guillaume Canet
 
36.
Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Turning her back on her wealthy, established family, Diane Arbus falls in love with Lionel Sweeney, an enigmatic mentor who introduces Arbus to the marginalized people who help her become one of the most revered photographers of the twentieth century. (122 mins.)
 
37.
Blood Diamond (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A fisherman, a smuggler, and a syndicate of businessmen match wits over the possession of a priceless diamond. (143 mins.)
Director: Edward Zwick
 
38.
Final Destination 3 (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
In this third installment of the Final Destination series, a student's premonition of a deadly rollercoaster ride saves her life and a lucky few, but not from death itself which seeks out those who escaped their fate. (93 mins.)
Director: James Wong
 
39.
The Queen (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
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
 
40.
United 93 (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A real-time account of the events on United Flight 93, one of the planes hijacked on September 11th, 2001 that crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania when passengers foiled the terrorist plot. (111 mins.)
Director: Paul Greengrass
 
41.
The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A smart but sensible new graduate lands a job as an assistant to Miranda Priestly, the demanding editor-in-chief of a high fashion magazine. (109 mins.)
Director: David Frankel
 
42.
The Da Vinci Code (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A murder inside the Louvre and clues in Da Vinci paintings lead to the discovery of a religious mystery protected by a secret society for two thousand years -- which could shake the foundations of Christianity. (149 mins.)
Director: Ron Howard