Watchlist 2006

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1.
The Wind That Shakes the Barley (2006)
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Against the backdrop of the Irish War of Independence, two brothers fight a guerrilla war against British forces. (127 mins.)
Director: Ken Loach
 
2.
Rescue Dawn (2006)
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A U.S. fighter pilot's epic struggle of survival after being shot down on a mission over Laos during the Vietnam War. (120 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
 
3.
Volver (2006)
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After her death, a mother returns to her home town in order to fix the situations she couldn't resolve during her life. (121 mins.)
 
4.
Smokin' Aces (2006)
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When a Las Vegas performer-turned-snitch named Buddy Israel decides to turn state's evidence and testify against the mob, it seems that a whole lot of people would like to make sure he's no longer breathing. (109 mins.)
Director: Joe Carnahan
 
5.
16 Blocks (2006)
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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. (102 mins.)
Director: Richard Donner
 
6.
Bobby (2006)
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The story of the assassination of U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy who was shot in the early morning hours of June 5, 1968 in the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, and 22 people in the hotel whose lives were never the same. (117 mins.)
Director: Emilio Estevez
 
7.
The Flying Scotsman (2006)
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The true story of Graeme Obree, the Champion cyclist who built his bicycle from old bits of washing machines who won his championship only to have his title stripped from him and his mental health problems which he has suffered since. (96 mins.)
 
8.
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
 
9.
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
 
10.
A Scanner Darkly (2006)
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An undercover cop in a not-too-distant future becomes involved with a dangerous new drug and begins to lose his own identity as a result. (100 mins.)
 
11.
Copying Beethoven (2006)
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A fictionalized account of the last year of Beethoven's life. (104 mins.)
 
12.
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
 
13.
Away from Her (2006)
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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, Aubrey, a wheelchair-bound mute who also is a patient at the nursing home. (110 mins.)
Director: Sarah Polley
 
14.
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
 
15.
Monster House (2006)
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Three teens discover that their neighbor's house is really a living, breathing, scary monster. (91 mins.)
Director: Gil Kenan
 
16.
The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
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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
 
17.
Wristcutters: A Love Story (2006)
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A film set in a strange afterlife way station that has been reserved for people who have committed suicide. (88 mins.)
Director: Goran Dukic
 
18.
We Shall Overcome (2006)
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A drama about a boy who's inspired by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and challenges repressive school authority in 1969 Denmark. (109 mins.)
 
19.
A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints (2006)
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The movie is a coming-of-age drama about a boy growing up in Astoria, N.Y., during the 1980s. As his friends end up dead, on drugs or in prison, he comes to believe he has been saved from their fate by various so-called saints. (100 mins.)
Director: Dito Montiel
 
20.
The Nativity Story (2006)
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A drama that focuses on the period in Mary and Joseph's life where they journeyed to Bethlehem for the birth of Jesus. (101 mins.)
 
21.
Like Minds (2006)
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A forensic psychologist (Collette) is tasked with determining whether or not a minor should face murder charges for killing his schoolmate. (110 mins.)
Director: Gregory J. Read
 
22.
Fearless (2006)
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A biography of Chinese Martial Arts Master Huo Yuanjia, who is the founder and spiritual guru of the Jin Wu Sports Federation. (104 mins.)
Director: Ronny Yu
 
23.
Tell No One (2006)
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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
 
24.
Diggers (2006)
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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. (96 mins.)
 
25.
Off the Black (2006)
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An aging, disillusioned alcoholic (Nolte) gets a younger friend (Morgan) and wants him to pose as his son at a school reunion. (90 mins.)
Director: James Ponsoldt
 
26.
Peaceful Warrior (2006)
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A chance encounter with a stranger changes the life of a college gymnast. (120 mins.)
Director: Victor Salva
 
27.
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
 
28.
Lonely Hearts (2006)
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Based on the true story, two homicide detectives track Martha Beck and Raymond Martinez Fernandez, a murderous pair known as the "Lonely Hearts Killers" who lured their victims through the personals. (108 mins.)
Director: Todd Robinson
 
29.
The Dog Problem (2006)
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In Los Angeles, a depressed writer named Solo has writer's block after a successful first book of which he's ashamed... (88 mins.)
Director: Scott Caan
 
30.
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
 
31.
Bonneville (2006)
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Three women take a road trip to Santa Barbara in order to deliver the ashes of one of their dead husbands to his resentful daughter. (93 mins.)
 
32.
The Sensation of Sight (2006)
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This off-beat drama about man's search for meaning amidst the ache of despair chronicles Finn, an introspective... (134 mins.)
 
33.
Running with Scissors (2006)
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Young Augusten Burroughs absorbs experiences that could make for a shocking memoir: the son of an alcoholic father and an unstable mother, he's handed off to his mother's therapist, Dr. Finch, and spends his adolescent years as a member of Finch's bizarre extended family. (116 mins.)
Director: Ryan Murphy
 
34.
Out of the Blue (2006)
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Based on the Aramoana Massacre that occurred on 13 November and 14 November 1990. Resident David Gray, an unemployed gun collector, went on a rampage in which 13 people were shot dead, before Gray himself was shot by police. (103 mins.)
Director: Robert Sarkies
 
35.
Open Window (2006)
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The engagment between a struggling photographer and an assistant professor is marred by an act of violence. (97 mins.)
Director: Mia Goldman
 
36.
The Da Vinci Code (2006)
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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
 
37.
Red Road (2006)
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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
 
38.
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.)
 
39.
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
 
40.
Delirious (2006)
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An offbeat drama focused on a homeless youth, a pop music siren and a member of the paparazzi. (107 mins.)
Director: Tom DiCillo
 
41.
Dreamgirls (2006)
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A trio of black female soul singers cross over to the pop charts in the early 1960s, facing their own personal struggles along the way. (130 mins.)
Director: Bill Condon
 
42.
Starter for 10 (2006)
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Set in 1985, working-class student Brian Jackson (McAvoy) navigates his first year at Bristol University. (92 mins.)
Director: Tom Vaughan
 
43.
Man of the Year (2006)
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A comedian who hosts a news satire program decides to run for president, and a computerized voting machine malfunction gets him elected. (115 mins.)
Director: Barry Levinson
 
44.
First Snow (2006)
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A psychic's ominous reading sends a man into a tailspin. (101 mins.)
Director: Mark Fergus
 
45.
Pu-239 (2006)
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A worker at a Russian nuclear facility gets exposed to a lethal dose of radiation. In order to provide for his family, he steals some plutonium and sets out to sell it on Moscow's black market with the help of an incompetent criminal. (97 mins.)
Director: Scott Z. Burns
 
46.
Breaking and Entering (2006)
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A landscape architect's dealings with a young thief cause him to re-evaluate his life. (120 mins.)
 
47.
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A teenager becomes a major competitor in the world of drift racing after moving in with his father in Tokyo to avoid a jail sentence in America. (104 mins.)
Director: Justin Lin