Best Films of 2006
960 5.2 5.6100. Failure to Launch (2006)
Failure to entertain
24 7.2 7.399. Scott Walker: 30 Century Man (2006)
Someone who makes music to fall asleep to
162 6 6.698. Lonesome Jim (2005)
A poorly executed film with average performances of characters who frustrate more than intrigue.
150 6.3 6.797. Sherrybaby (2006)
Maggie Gyllenhaal does a decent job in this boring, unoriginal story filled with unlikable characters. I did, however, like the ending.
1732 6.4 6.896. Over the Hedge (2006)
Just because they use computer graphics and celebrity voices doesn't mean it's good.
1210 6.9 7.595. Clerks II (2006)
I wasn't wild about the first Clerks, but I was still upset with how different and less funny the second one was.
379 6.9 7.594. This Film Is Not Yet Rated (2006)
This film is now rated average.
An interesting concept for a documentary but the filmmakers were lacking style and clean edits.
3137 6.6 6.993. Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006)
I thought the first one was a cheap attempt at family entertainment with a few laughs and this one is worse. Once again, the funniest character is Scrat
750 6.2 7.192. Jackass: Number Two (2006)
I thought maybe they would pump up the gags even more in the second one, but it seemed like the same old mildly entertaining shock and awe attempts.
1285 6.5 6.791. Scoop (2006)
Scarlett has never been less sexy but I enjoyed the Woody Allen wit.
390 7.2 7.590. Jesus Camp (2006)
80 5.6 6.489. The Amateurs (2005)
I can't help but like Bridges in anything he does. This is a cheaply made movie that had average results. Its outcome should have been more impressive with such an ensemble cast.
1118 6.6 7.288. Rocky Balboa (2006)
It's better than the catastrophe of Rocky V; but nothing special and barely worth the effort.
357 5.7 5.987. School for Scoundrels (2006)
Dumb and dimwitted, but created a few laughs and I liked the Ben Stiller cameo. This is Todd Phillips' only miss so far.
44 7.5 7.886. Neil Young: Heart of Gold (2006)
Nothing too special about the doc, but of course the music is fantastic.
86 6.7 7.385. The Aura (2005)
Love, murder and taxidermy
4 6.3 7.384. Just for Kicks (2005)
A documentary about the rise of the sneaker industry.
137 6.6 6.683. Bubble (2005)
Wow, this is a difficult movie to critique. I think Soderbergh is so cool, with his experimentations. Here he enlisted non-actors for all the roles, using very little scripted dialogue.
1447 5.1 5.682. Snakes on a Plane (2006)
Not a deceiving title at all. The film is entertaining because of its ridiculousness.
129 7.2 7.181. OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies (2006)
1002 5.8 6.580. Idiocracy (2006)
The film Wall-E copied, with much less stellar results.
301 6.3 6.879. A Prairie Home Companion (2006)
Sadly this is Altman's final film; but still an enjoyable one with some decent songs sung by good actors.
2186 6.6 6.478. Marie Antoinette (2006)
I thought this was going to more of a modern/hip take on the story, with the way the cool trailer previewed it. I found it to be rather dull in the end.
4091 6.7 6.877. The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
This film will make you fall in love with Anne Hathaway and Emilie Blunt, will solidify that granite of a career of Meryl Streep, and make you realize Adrian Grenier will probably not have a career outside of "Entourage" for awhile.
1568 6.7 7.176. A Scanner Darkly (2006)
A disappointing follow-up to the similar "Waking Life". I felt the actors' talents weren't used properly.
192 6.9 7.175. Conversations with Other Women (2005)
The editing helps keep this film interesting as we are literally watching one conversation with one woman nearly the entire film. The dialogue could have been so much better with such a clever idea.
398 6.4 774. Harsh Times (2005)
A frustrating movie that's tough to get into, considering how unlikable the leads are.
A different type of role for Bale that never seems to be put to good use.
But it is pretty bad ass
88 6.8 773. Bon Cop, Bad Cop (2006)
414 5.1 5.672. The Benchwarmers (2006)
A great no-need-to-think comedy.
1802 6.4 771. Deja Vu (2006)
42 7.3 870. God Grew Tired of Us (2006)
Documenting the unfortunate lives Sudani boys looking for a better life in the US
1600 7.5 7.669. Volver (2006)
Cruz is sexy as usual, but the pace was a little slow.
157 6.2 6.668. Factotum (2005)
Matt is a likable asshole in this non-empathetic story of a an unorthodox factotum.
1025 6.6 7.167. Flags of Our Fathers (2006)
Probably my least favorite WWII film made in modern cinema era, but still decent.
959 5.6 666. Miami Vice (2006)
Besides Phil Collins (modernized) and its setting, this is nothing like the TV show. But damn these guys are cool.
212 6.8 6.865. Copying Beethoven (2006)
Diane Krueger is beautiful and the opera scene is one of the best of the year.
61 7.2 7.464. Wordplay (2006)
I love crosswords, so naturally this was entertaining.
829 6.4 6.663. Tideland (2005)
870 7.2 7.562. Notes on a Scandal (2006)
Two acting masters head off in this unusual film about unusual relationships.
2105 7.2 7.761. Stranger Than Fiction (2006)
1016 5.3 5.760. Nacho Libre (2006)
Jared Hess's follow-up to 'Napoleon Dyamite' was less than stellar; but Jack Black can certainly entertain under any circumstance. His two musical numbers are what put this into the top 50.
188 6.7 7.759. Who Killed the Electric Car? (2006)
This film will get you pissed off with how simple of an idea the Electric Car is and how we're wasting so much money and ruining air quality by not producing them.
1334 5.5 5.658. The Black Dahlia (2006)
Cinematography at its noir best. Hartnett was also tolerable in this film, too.
2240 6.1 6.857. Mission: Impossible III (2006)
a little better than the second thanks to PS Hoffman and Keri Russell
77 6.2 5.856. Stoned (2005)
The wild months leading up to Brian Jones' death are entertaining indeed.
839 7.1 7.555. The Painted Veil (2006)
Such a beautiful film. Like 'The Fountain', I could watch it over and over; but the story was just too negative all the way through until the end when I didn't care enough about the characters to feel differently.
1198 6.4 6.754. Monster House (2006)
The first film I saw in 3D and it was fun family entertainment. A good set of voice talent and an interesting enough storyline.
480 7.6 7.553. The Proposition (2005)
3446 6 6.452. Night at the Museum (2006)
This was a fun movie with a good cast throughout. I hear they are making a second one with an even bigger cast, including Amy Adams and Jonah Hill.
329 5.7 6.151. The Good German (2006)
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