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Best Films of 2006

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People who added this item 1210 Average listal rating (803 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.4
Clerks II (2006)

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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 379 Average listal rating (206 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.5
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 3137 Average listal rating (2047 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.9
I thought the first one was a cheap attempt at family entertainment with a few laughs and this one is worse. Once again, the only actually funny character is Scrat
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People who added this item 750 Average listal rating (475 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 7.1
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 1285 Average listal rating (763 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.7
Scoop (2006)
Scarlett has never been less sexy but I enjoyed the Woody Allen wit.
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People who added this item 390 Average listal rating (229 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.5
Jesus Camp (2006)
One of the scariest films of the year.

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People who added this item 80 Average listal rating (53 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.3
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 1118 Average listal rating (773 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7.2
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 357 Average listal rating (225 ratings) 5.6 IMDB Rating 5.9
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 (27 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.8
Nothing too special about the doc, but of course the music is fantastic.
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People who added this item 86 Average listal rating (53 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.3
The Aura (2005)


Love, murder and taxidermy
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People who added this item 4 Average listal rating (3 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 7.4
A documentary about the rise of the sneaker industry.
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People who added this item 137 Average listal rating (60 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.6
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 1447 Average listal rating (984 ratings) 5.1 IMDB Rating 5.6
Not a deceiving title at all. The film is entertaining because of its ridiculousness.
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People who added this item 192 Average listal rating (77 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.1
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 127 Average listal rating (82 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.1
Venus (2006)
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People who added this item 1002 Average listal rating (687 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.6
Idiocracy (2006)
The film Wall-E copied, with much less stellar results.
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People who added this item 301 Average listal rating (185 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.8
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 2186 Average listal rating (1323 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.4
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 4091 Average listal rating (2659 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.8
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 1568 Average listal rating (902 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.1


A disappointing follow-up to the similar "Waking Life". I felt the actors' talents weren't used properly but the creative animation is still worth the watch, even if the story isn't entirely worthy.
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People who added this item 398 Average listal rating (260 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 7
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 124 Average listal rating (63 ratings) 5.3 IMDB Rating 6.3
One of Christopher Guest's weaker films but it is still filled with clever moments and a nice smack to the face of award-chasers and film industry. It's easy to do, but doesn't get done enough.
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People who added this item 88 Average listal rating (61 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7
Bon film.
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People who added this item 414 Average listal rating (292 ratings) 5 IMDB Rating 5.6
A great no-need-to-think comedy.
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People who added this item 1802 Average listal rating (1185 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 7
Déjà vu (2006)
I feel like I've seen this Tony Scott film before.

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People who added this item 42 Average listal rating (19 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8
Documenting the unfortunate lives Sudani boys looking for a better life in the US
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People who added this item 1600 Average listal rating (936 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.6
Volver (2006)
Cruz is sexy as usual, but the pace was a little slow.
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People who added this item 157 Average listal rating (96 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.6
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 1025 Average listal rating (626 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7.1


Probably my least favorite WWII film made in modern cinema era, but still decent and an important insight into the US's faulty propaganda schemes.
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People who added this item 959 Average listal rating (648 ratings) 5.6 IMDB Rating 6
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 1601 Average listal rating (1153 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7
Crank (2006)
A wild ride that is stylish but silly. Once I stopped taking it seriously I enjoyed it a bit more. I like the concept and I like some of the editing and style choices; but overall it's incomplete.
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People who added this item 212 Average listal rating (99 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.8
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 61 Average listal rating (33 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.4
Wordplay (2006)
I love crosswords, so naturally this was entertaining.
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People who added this item 829 Average listal rating (403 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.6
Tideland (2005)
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People who added this item 870 Average listal rating (519 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.4
Two acting masters head off in this unusual film about unusual relationships.
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People who added this item 250 Average listal rating (147 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.3
Tsotsi (2005)
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People who added this item 2105 Average listal rating (1372 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.6
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 1016 Average listal rating (694 ratings) 5.3 IMDB Rating 5.7
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 (92 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.7
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 1334 Average listal rating (768 ratings) 5.4 IMDB Rating 5.6
Cinematography at its noir best. Hartnett was also tolerable in this film, too.
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People who added this item 2240 Average listal rating (1489 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.9


Certainly an improvement from the second, thanks to PS Hoffman and Keri Russell and more intelligent plotting and action.
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People who added this item 77 Average listal rating (38 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 5.8
Stoned (2005)
The wild months leading up to Brian Jones' death are entertaining indeed.
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People who added this item 839 Average listal rating (494 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.5
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 1198 Average listal rating (816 ratings) 6.4 IMDB Rating 6.6
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 480 Average listal rating (309 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.4
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 3446 Average listal rating (2292 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.4
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 329 Average listal rating (177 ratings) 5.6 IMDB Rating 6.1
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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People who added this item 448 Average listal rating (247 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7
Bobby (2006)
A great cast of Emilio Estevez's friends and family(Nick Cannon kind of ruined an emotional moment by being too emotional) mix story lines in the Ambassador Hotel the night RFK died. LCD never looked like so much fun!
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This list was created by and in the opinion of Stephen H Koontz
Created January 2007
Updated January 2016
Films Seen: 120

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


Also-Seen:
Rated 5/10

Over the Hedge
Sherrybaby
Lonesome Jim
Scott Walker: 30 Century Man
Rated 4/10
Failure to Launch
Poseidon
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


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