Top 10 Films of 2006

by muybueno16 | created - 06 Mar 2017 | updated - 1 hour ago | Public

Some frustratingly yet rather electrifying slow burn thrillers.

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1. Inside Man (2006)

R | 129 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

76 Metascore

A police detective, a bank robber, and a high-power broker enter high-stakes negotiations after the criminal's brilliant heist spirals into a hostage situation.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Denzel Washington, Clive Owen, Jodie Foster, Christopher Plummer

Votes: 312,736 | Gross: $88.51M

2. Harsh Times (2005)

R | 116 min | Action, Crime, Drama

56 Metascore

A tough-minded drama about two friends in South Central Los Angeles and the violence that comes between them.

Director: David Ayer | Stars: Christian Bale, Freddy Rodríguez, Eva Longoria, Chaka Forman

Votes: 60,083 | Gross: $3.34M

3. Old Joy (2006)

Unrated | 76 min | Drama

84 Metascore

Two old pals reunite for a camping trip in Oregon's Cascade Mountains.

Director: Kelly Reichardt | Stars: Daniel London, Will Oldham, Tanya Smith, Robin Rosenberg

Votes: 5,482 | Gross: $0.26M

4. The Good Shepherd (2006)

R | 167 min | Drama, History, Thriller

61 Metascore

The tumultuous early history of the Central Intelligence Agency is viewed through the prism of one man's life.

Director: Robert De Niro | Stars: Matt Damon, Angelina Jolie, Robert De Niro, Alec Baldwin

Votes: 94,210 | Gross: $59.95M

5. Stranger Than Fiction (2006)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

67 Metascore

An I.R.S. auditor suddenly finds himself the subject of narration only he can hear: narration that begins to affect his entire life, from his work, to his love-interest, to his death.

Director: Marc Forster | Stars: Will Ferrell, Emma Thompson, Dustin Hoffman, Queen Latifah

Votes: 206,439 | Gross: $40.14M

6. Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)

R | 141 min | Drama, History, War

89 Metascore

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.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Ken Watanabe, Kazunari Ninomiya, Tsuyoshi Ihara, Ryo Kase

Votes: 146,159 | Gross: $13.76M

7. Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama

80 Metascore

A family determined to get their young daughter into the finals of a beauty pageant take a cross-country trip in their VW bus.

Directors: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris | Stars: Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Greg Kinnear, Abigail Breslin

Votes: 408,741 | Gross: $59.89M

8. 16 Blocks (2006)

PG-13 | 102 min | Action, Crime, Drama

63 Metascore

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.

Director: Richard Donner | Stars: Bruce Willis, Yasiin Bey, David Morse, Jenna Stern

Votes: 121,621 | Gross: $36.88M

9. Lucky Number Slevin (2006)

R | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

53 Metascore

A case of mistaken identity lands Slevin into the middle of a war being plotted by two of the city's most rival crime bosses: The Rabbi and The Boss. Slevin is under constant surveillance by relentless Detective Brikowski as well as the infamous assassin Goodkat and finds himself having to hatch his own ingenious plot to get them before they get him.

Director: Paul McGuigan | Stars: Josh Hartnett, Ben Kingsley, Morgan Freeman, Lucy Liu

Votes: 287,972 | Gross: $22.49M

10. Slow Burn (2005)

R | 93 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

34 Metascore

A district attorney is involved in a 24-hour showdown with a gang leader and is, at the same time, being manipulated by an attractive assistant district attorney and a cryptic stranger.

Director: Wayne Beach | Stars: Ray Liotta, Jolene Blalock, LL Cool J, Mekhi Phifer

Votes: 3,550 | Gross: $1.24M

11. Ira & Abby (2006)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Romance

62 Metascore

A hastily married couple quickly devolve into a life of affairs, meddling parents, and therapy.

Director: Robert Cary | Stars: Jennifer Westfeldt, Chris Messina, Jason Alexander, David Margulies

Votes: 2,098 | Gross: $0.22M

12. Speechless (I) (2006)

PG-13 | 70 min | Drama

Mia Sakamoto feels trapped physically and verbally abused by men all her life, until she crosses paths with a spoken word artist Ku James. Ku is Mia's savior, guiding her to discover her ... See full summary »

Director: Blu Fox | Stars: Debbie Fan, Omari Hardwick, Sufe Bradshaw, Aaron Celious

Votes: 13

13. First Snow (2006)

R | 101 min | Drama, Thriller

58 Metascore

A psychic's ominous reading sends a man into a tailspin.

Director: Mark Fergus | Stars: Guy Pearce, Piper Perabo, William Fichtner, Steven Michael Quezada

Votes: 7,538

14. Lenexa, 1 Mile (2006)

R | 91 min | Drama

The film tells the story of five childhood friends during their last summer together in Lenexa before going to college. Their bond is tested when a disturbing secret comes to light and they... See full summary »

Director: Jason Wiles | Stars: Josh Stewart, Austin Nichols, Jason Ritter, Paul Wesley

Votes: 157

15. Tre (2006)

87 min | Drama, Romance

Gabe and Kakela are happily engaged couple in the mountain of Calabasas, CA. Gabe works as a horse riding instructor and Kakela is a trying-to-be writer. They live in house complex with ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Byler | Stars: Daniel Cariaga, Kimberly-Rose Wolter, Erik McDowell, Alix Koromzay

Votes: 165

16. Americanese (2006)

Comedy, Drama, Romance

Long after their breakup, Chinese American Raymond Ding and Amerasian Aurora Crane struggle to let go. Torn apart by mismatched ideals, meddling friends, and the complexities of racial ... See full summary »

Director: Eric Byler | Stars: Chris Tashima, Allison Sie, Sab Shimono, Munda Razooki

Votes: 153

17. Kiss Me Again (2006)

R | 103 min | Romance, Drama

34 Metascore

A married couple decides to test the boundaries of their relationship with a seductive Spanish woman. When an unlikely relationship ensues, all three are forced to rethink their definition of love.

Director: William Tyler Smith | Stars: Jeremy London, Katheryn Winnick, Elisa Donovan, Mirelly Taylor

Votes: 927

18. Offside (I) (2006)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

85 Metascore

Struggle of Women in a country that excludes them from entering the stadiums.

Director: Jafar Panahi | Stars: Sima Mobarak-Shahi, Shayesteh Irani, Ayda Sadeqi, Golnaz Farmani

Votes: 6,825 | Gross: $0.18M

19. Find Me Guilty (2006)

R | 125 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime

65 Metascore

In the late 1980s, a low level gangster named Jackie DiNorscio defends himself in court in what became the longest criminal trial in American judicial history.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Vin Diesel, Peter Dinklage, Ron Silver, Alex Rocco

Votes: 31,016 | Gross: $1.17M

20. Black Book (2006)

R | 145 min | Drama, Thriller, War

71 Metascore

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

Director: Paul Verhoeven | Stars: Carice van Houten, Sebastian Koch, Thom Hoffman, Halina Reijn

Votes: 68,290 | Gross: $4.40M

21. Bred in the Bone (2006)

92 min | Drama

John Palmentario is desperate NOT to follow in his father, EUGENE'S, footsteps... NOT to make the same mistakes. At 34, John, looks back on his life as a paid thug who won't kill or carry a... See full summary »

Director: Stan Harrington | Stars: Stan Harrington, David Carreno, Frank Barron, Alex Borbon

Votes: 27

22. The Craving Heart (2006)

80 min | Drama

Scientist, Alexander Tom thought he had it all, great wife, great house, career... that was until the death of his best friend and a random affair with an anonymous woman force him to ... See full summary »

Director: Stan Harrington | Stars: Stan Harrington, John Saxon, Rick Peters, Adrian Zmed

Votes: 44

23. Isabella (2006)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama

A Macao police officer's bachelor life is interrupted by the daughter he never knew he fathered.

Director: Ho-Cheung Pang | Stars: Chapman To, Isabella Leong, Josie Ho, Kwok Cheung Tsang

Votes: 1,287

24. Diary (2006)

R | 85 min | Horror, Thriller

Winnie Leung is a lonely woman that likes to make puppets and write her diary, and she misses her boy-friend Seth Lau, who left her after breaking up their relationship. Winnie leaves ... See full summary »

Director: Oxide Chun Pang | Stars: Hin-Wai Au, Charlene Choi, Isabella Leong, Shawn Yue

Votes: 702

25. Flannel Pajamas (2006)

R | 124 min | Romance

49 Metascore

A story of one couple falling in and out of love.

Director: Jeff Lipsky | Stars: Justin Kirk, Julianne Nicholson, Chelsea Altman, Jamie Harrold

Votes: 846 | Gross: $0.12M

26. Dirty Work (2006)

R | 97 min | Thriller

A tangled story of three men's lives on the gritty streets of Chicago: Manning, a dirty, disillusioned cop; Julian, king of drugs, thugs and prostitution; and Frank, a ruthless politician who destroys everything in the way of his ambition.

Director: Bruce Terris | Stars: Lance Reddick, Michael McGlone, Nutsa Kukhianidze, Austin Pendleton

Votes: 260

27. My Brother (2006)

PG-13 | 100 min | Drama

33 Metascore

"My Brother" is an inner city story of two impoverished boys, Isaiah and James. James is developmentally disabled. Their mother, L'Tisha, finds herself in a tragic situation. Dying of ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Lover | Stars: Vanessa Williams, Tatum O'Neal, Nashawn Kearse, Christopher Scott

Votes: 288 | Gross: $0.03M



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