Films 2006

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1. A Prairie Home Companion (2006)

PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

75 Metascore

A look at what goes on backstage during the last broadcast of America's most celebrated radio show, where singing cowboys Dusty and Lefty, a country music siren, and a host of others hold court.

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Lily Tomlin, Meryl Streep, Woody Harrelson, John C. Reilly

Votes: 20,751 | Gross: $20.34M

2. After the Wedding (2006)

R | 120 min | Drama

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: 28,725 | Gross: $0.41M

3. Family Law (2006)

Unrated | 102 min | Comedy, Drama

66 Metascore

As he adjusts to being a husband and father, Ariel Perelman meditates on the ways in which he is similar -- and so very different -- from his own dad.

Director: Daniel Burman | Stars: Daniel Hendler, Julieta Díaz, Arturo Goetz, Eloy Burman

Votes: 1,392 | Gross: $0.04M

4. Casino Royale (2006)

PG-13 | 144 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

80 Metascore

Armed with a license to kill, Secret Agent James Bond sets out on his first mission as 007, and must defeat a private banker to terrorists in a high stakes game of poker at Casino Royale, Montenegro, but things are not what they seem.

Director: Martin Campbell | Stars: Daniel Craig, Eva Green, Judi Dench, Jeffrey Wright

Votes: 524,897 | Gross: $167.45M

5. How to Eat Fried Worms (2006)

PG | 80 min | Comedy, Family

56 Metascore

During the first day of his new school year, a fifth grade boy squares off against a bully and winds up accepting a dare that could change the balance of power within the class.

Director: Bob Dolman | Stars: Luke Benward, Hallie Eisenberg, Adam Hicks, Austin Rogers

Votes: 4,613 | Gross: $13.02M

6. Lady Chatterley (2006)

R | 168 min | Drama, Romance

80 Metascore

A French adaptation of the second (and much less well-known) version of D.H. Lawrence's erotic tale.

Director: Pascale Ferran | Stars: Marina Hands, Jean-Louis Coulloc'h, Hippolyte Girardot, Hélène Alexandridis

Votes: 4,020 | Gross: $0.69M

7. The Last Winter (2006)

Not Rated | 101 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

69 Metascore

The American oil company North Corporation is building an ice road to explore the remote Northern Arctic National Wildlife Refuge seeking oil. The independent environmentalists together ... See full summary »

Director: Larry Fessenden | Stars: Ron Perlman, James Le Gros, Connie Britton, Zach Gilford

Votes: 7,991 | Gross: $0.03M

8. Little Children (2006)

R | 136 min | Drama, Romance

75 Metascore

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.

Director: Todd Field | Stars: Kate Winslet, Jennifer Connelly, Patrick Wilson, Jackie Earle Haley

Votes: 99,038 | Gross: $5.46M

9. Interkosmos (2006)

Not Rated | 71 min | Drama, History, Music

Interkosmos is a musical documentary-style film about the East German space program-a program with the energy and creativity of the Soviet arts scene of the 1920s and a bit of the hippie ... See full summary »

Director: Jim Finn | Stars: Dean DeMatteis, Jim Finn, Nandini Khaund, Goran Milos

Votes: 107

10. The Queen (2006)

PG-13 | 103 min | Biography, Drama, History

91 Metascore

After the death of Princess Diana, Queen Elizabeth II struggles with her reaction to a sequence of events nobody could have predicted.

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Helen Mirren, Michael Sheen, James Cromwell, Alex Jennings

Votes: 95,586 | Gross: $56.44M

12. A Journey That Wasn't (2006)

23 min | Short, Music

Based upon Pierre Huyghe's search for albino penguins in the Antarctic as well as a musical about his adventures, which was held in 2005 in New York's Central Park.

Director: Pierre Huyghe

Votes: 54

13. Lights in the Dusk (2006)

Not Rated | 78 min | Crime, Drama

57 Metascore

In Helsinki, a lonely night watchman is caught up in a series of misadventures with a femme fatale and a crooked businessman.

Director: Aki Kaurismäki | Stars: Janne Hyytiäinen, Maria Järvenhelmi, Maria Heiskanen, Ilkka Koivula

Votes: 5,707 | Gross: $0.01M

14. Cars (2006)

G | 117 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

73 Metascore

A hot-shot race-car named Lightning McQueen gets waylaid in Radiator Springs, where he finds the true meaning of friendship and family.

Directors: John Lasseter, Joe Ranft | Stars: Owen Wilson, Bonnie Hunt, Paul Newman, Larry the Cable Guy

Votes: 311,837 | Gross: $244.08M

15. Mon meilleur ami (I) (2006)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy

65 Metascore

Catherine, refuses to believe that her business partner, the unlikeable François, has a best friend, so she challenges him to set up an introduction. Scrambling to find someone willing to pose as his best pal, François enlists the services of a charming taxi driver to play the part.

Director: Patrice Leconte | Stars: Daniel Auteuil, Dany Boon, Julie Gayet, Julie Durand

Votes: 5,755 | Gross: $1.42M

16. The Wind that Shakes the Barley (2006)

Not Rated | 127 min | Drama, War

82 Metascore

Against the backdrop of the Irish War of Independence, two brothers fight a guerrilla war against British forces.

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Cillian Murphy, Pádraic Delaney, Liam Cunningham, Orla Fitzgerald

Votes: 41,406 | Gross: $1.83M

17. Sari's Mother (2006)

21 min | Documentary, Short

An Iraqi mother seeks health care for her 10-year-old son, who is dying of AIDS, against a background of war and occupation.

Director: James Longley

Votes: 96

18. Venus (I) (2006)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

82 Metascore

Life for a pair of veteran actors gets turned upside down after they meet a brash teenager.

Director: Roger Michell | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Jodie Whittaker, Leslie Phillips, Beatrice Savoretti

Votes: 11,854 | Gross: $3.34M

19. Things That Hang from Trees (2006)

R | 97 min | Drama

St. Augustine, Florida, 1969. An eight-year-old boy's wish to see the fireworks from atop the city's lighthouse is complicated by his odd neighbors, abusive peers, and hopeless parents. The... See full summary »

Director: Ido Mizrahy | Stars: Cooper Musgrove, Peter Gerety, Laila Robins, Daniel von Bargen

Votes: 200

20. I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK (2006)

Not Rated | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A girl who thinks she is a combat cyborg checks into a mental hospital, where she encounters other psychotics. Eventually, she falls for a man who thinks he can steal people's souls.

Director: Chan-wook Park | Stars: Soo-jung Lim, Rain, Seong-hun Cheon, Hee-jin Choi

Votes: 20,660

21. Optimisti (2006)

98 min | Drama

Five scenarios in which people have trouble distinguishing truth from illusions. Each segment reflects the motto of Voltaire's Candide: "Optimism is insisting everything is good, when everything is bad."

Director: Goran Paskaljevic | Stars: Lazar Ristovski, Bojana Novakovic, Petar Bozovic, Tihomir Arsic

Votes: 449

22. 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: 5,273 | Gross: $0.26M

23. Coeurs (2006)

120 min | Drama, Romance

77 Metascore

In Paris, six people all look for love, despite typically having their romantic aspirations dashed at every turn.

Director: Alain Resnais | Stars: Sabine Azéma, Isabelle Carré, Laura Morante, Pierre Arditi

Votes: 3,537 | Gross: $0.13M

24. Afraid So (2006)

Not Rated | 3 min | Short

AFRAID SO is about fear and anxiety. It is based on a poem where each line forms a question with the implied response being "afraid so". Impending doom permeates the film.

Director: Jay Rosenblatt | Star: Garrison Keillor

Votes: 121

25. Requiem (2006)

93 min | Drama

82 Metascore

An epileptic girl suffers a breakdown during her first year at university, then decides to seek help from a priest in battling the troubles associated with her strict upbringing.

Director: Hans-Christian Schmid | Stars: Sandra Hüller, Burghart Klaußner, Imogen Kogge, Anna Blomeier

Votes: 5,249 | Gross: $0.01M

26. The Lottery of the Sea (2006)

180 min | Documentary

Iconoclast photographer and documentarian Allan Sekula unfolds a series of variations shot in the Netherlands, Spain, Greece, Japan and other maritime countries around two of his major ... See full summary »

Director: Allan Sekula

27. Hoot (2006)

PG | 91 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

46 Metascore

A young man (Lerman) moves from Montana to Florida with his family, where he's compelled to engage in a fight to protect a population of endangered owls.

Director: Wil Shriner | Stars: Logan Lerman, Luke Wilson, Brie Larson, Tim Blake Nelson

Votes: 7,216 | Gross: $8.08M

28. The Good German (2006)

R | 105 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

49 Metascore

While in post-war Berlin to cover the Potsdam Conference, an American military journalist is drawn into a murder investigation which involves his former mistress and his driver.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: George Clooney, Cate Blanchett, Tobey Maguire, Beau Bridges

Votes: 22,827 | Gross: $1.31M

29. Sang sattawat (2006)

105 min | Drama

71 Metascore

Story about director Apichatpong Weerasethakul's parents who were both doctors, and director's memories about growing up in the hospital environment.

Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul | Stars: Nantarat Sawaddikul, Jaruchai Iamaram, Sophon Pukanok, Jenjira Pongpas

Votes: 3,220 | Gross: $0.02M

30. Charlotte's Web (2006)

G | 97 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

68 Metascore

Wilbur the pig is scared of the end of the season, because he knows that come that time, he will end up on the dinner table. He hatches a plan with Charlotte, a spider that lives in his pen, to ensure that this will never happen.

Director: Gary Winick | Stars: Dakota Fanning, Julia Roberts, Oprah Winfrey, Steve Buscemi

Votes: 32,277 | Gross: $82.99M

31. World Trade Center (2006)

PG-13 | 129 min | Drama, History, Thriller

66 Metascore

Two Port Authority police officers become trapped under the rubble of the World Trade Center.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Michael Peña, Maria Bello, Maggie Gyllenhaal

Votes: 72,924 | Gross: $70.28M

32. Day Night Day Night (2006)

Not Rated | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

61 Metascore

A 19-year-old girl prepares to become a suicide bomber in Times Square. She speaks with a nondescript American accent, and it's impossible to pinpoint her ethnicity. We never learn why she ... See full summary »

Director: Julia Loktev | Stars: Luisa Williams, Josh Philip Weinstein, Gareth Saxe, Nyambi Nyambi

Votes: 1,992 | Gross: $0.03M

33. Shortbus (2006)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, Romance

64 Metascore

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.

Director: John Cameron Mitchell | Stars: Sook-Yin Lee, Peter Stickles, PJ DeBoy, Paul Dawson

Votes: 29,903 | Gross: $1.99M

34. Dreamgirls (2006)

PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, Music, Musical

76 Metascore

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.

Director: Bill Condon | Stars: Beyoncé, Jamie Foxx, Eddie Murphy, Danny Glover

Votes: 62,904 | Gross: $103.37M



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