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Best Films of 2006

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People who added this item 1013  Average listal rating (637 ratings) 5.4  IMDB Rating 5.6 
100. Poseidon (2006)

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Some cool VFX scenes, Fergie, Johnny Drama, the actor formerly known as Richard Dreyfuss, and a big ass wave.
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People who added this item 944  Average listal rating (568 ratings) 5.2  IMDB Rating 5.6 
99. Failure to Launch (2006)
Failure to entertain
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People who added this item 23  Average listal rating (16 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating 7.2 
98. Scott Walker: 30 Century Man (2006)
Someone who makes music to fall asleep to
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People who added this item 162  Average listal rating (81 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating 6.6 
97. Lonesome Jim (2005)
A poorly executed film with average performances of characters who frustrate more than intrigue.
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People who added this item 149  Average listal rating (77 ratings) 6.3  IMDB Rating 6.7 
96. Sherrybaby (2006)
Maggie Gyllenhaal does a decent job in this boring, unoriginal story filled with unlikable characters. I did, however, like the ending.
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People who added this item 1687  Average listal rating (1075 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating 6.8 
95. Over the Hedge (2006)
Just because they use computer graphics and celebrity voices doesn't mean it's good.
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People who added this item 1189  Average listal rating (770 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating 7.5 
94. 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.
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People who added this item 375  Average listal rating (195 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 7.5 
93. 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.
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People who added this item 3074  Average listal rating (1939 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating 6.9 
92. 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
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People who added this item 735  Average listal rating (458 ratings) 6.2  IMDB Rating 7.1 
91. 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.
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People who added this item 1263  Average listal rating (738 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating 6.7 
90. Scoop (2006)
Scarlett has never been less sexy but I enjoyed the Woody Allen wit.
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People who added this item 380  Average listal rating (207 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.6 
89. Jesus Camp (2006)
One of the scariest films of the year.

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People who added this item 78  Average listal rating (50 ratings) 5.6  IMDB Rating 6.4 
88. 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.
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People who added this item 1084  Average listal rating (717 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating 7.2 
87. Rocky Balboa (2006)
It's better than the catastrophe of Rocky V; but nothing special and barely worth the effort.
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People who added this item 355  Average listal rating (221 ratings) 5.7  IMDB Rating 5.9 
86. 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.
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People who added this item 44  Average listal rating (26 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.8 
85. Neil Young: Heart of Gold (2006)
Nothing too special about the doc, but of course the music is fantastic.
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People who added this item 79  Average listal rating (42 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 7.4 
84. The Aura (2005)
Love, murder and taxidermy
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People who added this item 3  Average listal rating (3 ratings) 6.3  IMDB Rating 7.3 
83. Just for Kicks (2005)
A documentary about the rise of the sneaker industry.
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People who added this item 135  Average listal rating (56 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 6.6 
82. 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.
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People who added this item 1416  Average listal rating (945 ratings) 5.1  IMDB Rating 5.7 
81. Snakes on a Plane (2006)
Not a deceiving title at all. The film is entertaining because of its ridiculousness.
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People who added this item 127  Average listal rating (87 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating 7.1 
80. OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies (2006)
Oh Berenice!

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People who added this item 974  Average listal rating (633 ratings) 5.8  IMDB Rating 6.5 
79. Idiocracy (2006)
The film Wall-E copied, with much less stellar results.
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People who added this item 298  Average listal rating (178 ratings) 6.3  IMDB Rating 6.8 
78. 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.
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People who added this item 2144  Average listal rating (1282 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating 6.4 
77. 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.
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People who added this item 3990  Average listal rating (2535 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 6.8 
76. 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.
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People who added this item 1531  Average listal rating (862 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 7.1 
75. A Scanner Darkly (2006)
A disappointing follow-up to the similar "Waking Life". I felt the actors' talents weren't used properly.
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People who added this item 188  Average listal rating (73 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating 7.1 
74. 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.
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People who added this item 386  Average listal rating (235 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating
73. 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
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People who added this item 88  Average listal rating (56 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating
72. Bon Cop, Bad Cop (2006)
Bon film.
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People who added this item 406  Average listal rating (268 ratings) 5.1  IMDB Rating 5.6 
71. The Benchwarmers (2006)
A great no-need-to-think comedy.
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People who added this item 1764  Average listal rating (1127 ratings) 6.5  IMDB Rating
70. Deja Vu (2006)
I feel like I've seen this Tony Scott film before.

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People who added this item 43  Average listal rating (20 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating
69. God Grew Tired of Us (2006)
Documenting the unfortunate lives Sudani boys looking for a better life in the US
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People who added this item 1565  Average listal rating (895 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating 7.6 
68. Volver (2006)
Cruz is sexy as usual, but the pace was a little slow.
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People who added this item 153  Average listal rating (91 ratings) 6.2  IMDB Rating 6.6 
67. Factotum (2005)
Matt is a likable asshole in this non-empathetic story of a an unorthodox factotum.
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People who added this item 1010  Average listal rating (595 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 7.1 
66. Flags of Our Fathers (2006)
Probably my least favorite WWII film made in modern cinema era, but still decent.
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People who added this item 940  Average listal rating (630 ratings) 5.6  IMDB Rating
65. Miami Vice (2006)
Besides Phil Collins (modernized) and its setting, this is nothing like the TV show. But damn these guys are cool.
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People who added this item 205  Average listal rating (92 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating 6.8 
64. Copying Beethoven (2006)
Diane Krueger is beautiful and the opera scene is one of the best of the year.
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People who added this item 60  Average listal rating (33 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.4 
63. Wordplay (2006)
I love crosswords, so naturally this was entertaining.
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People who added this item 842  Average listal rating (496 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.5 
62. Notes on a Scandal (2006)
Two acting masters head off in this unusual film about unusual relationships.
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People who added this item 2061  Average listal rating (1322 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.7 
61. Stranger Than Fiction (2006)
A little venue for Ferrell, and a great supporting cast make this quarky dramedy worth a look.

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People who added this item 986  Average listal rating (637 ratings) 5.3  IMDB Rating 5.7 
60. 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.
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People who added this item 188  Average listal rating (91 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating 7.7 
59. 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.
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People who added this item 1316  Average listal rating (743 ratings) 5.4  IMDB Rating 5.6 
58. The Black Dahlia (2006)
Cinematography at its noir best. Hartnett was also tolerable in this film, too.
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People who added this item 2191  Average listal rating (1418 ratings) 6.1  IMDB Rating 6.8 
57. Mission: Impossible III (2006)
a little better than the second thanks to PS Hoffman and Keri Russell
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People who added this item 77  Average listal rating (38 ratings) 6.2  IMDB Rating 5.8 
56. Stoned (2005)
The wild months leading up to Brian Jones' death are entertaining indeed.
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People who added this item 808  Average listal rating (464 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating 7.5 
55. 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.
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People who added this item 1151  Average listal rating (715 ratings) 6.4  IMDB Rating 6.7 
54. 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.
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People who added this item 456  Average listal rating (288 ratings) 7.6  IMDB Rating 7.5 
53. The Proposition (2005)
An Australian Western. The opening scene is great but it begins to drag by the third act.

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People who added this item 3363  Average listal rating (2176 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating 6.3 
52. 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.
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People who added this item 321  Average listal rating (166 ratings) 5.7  IMDB Rating 6.1 
51. The Good German (2006)
With such a great cast and concept this should have an amazing film; but somehow it failed to ignite enough interest and I pushed myself to watch the entire thing. I rank it this high because of Blanchett's acting and the direction from Soderbergh.

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In the opinion of Stephen H Koontz

A come-back year after a disappointing 2005 and warm-up year for a stellar 2007.


Also-Seen:
Rated 4/10

World Trade Center
The Nativity Story
Employee of the Month
The Wild
House of the Sleeping Beauties
Loving Annabelle
Rated 3/10
Battle in Heaven
When a Stranger Calls
Film Geek
Feel
Little Man
Hostel
An Inconvenient Truth
Rated 2/10
American Dreamz
Rated 1/10
The Hills Have Eyes
American Pie: The Naked Mile


Edited July 2014

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