Top Movies of 2006


The top movies of 2006 list is calculated by community movie ratings and members' "Top Movies List". Lists are updated daily.

1. The Departed

Year of Release: 2006
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Crime/Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Martin Scorsese
Actors: Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Martin Sheen, Mark Wahlberg, Vera Farmiga
Plot: Two detectives who go through the same training, and perform well are on opposite sides of the war between a big wig Irish crime boss. They both struggle to figure out who the mole is.

2. Pan's Labyrinth ( laberinto del fauno, El )

Year of Release: 2006
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: Spanish
Genre: Drama/Fantasy
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Guillermo Del Toro
Actors: Ariadna Gil, Ivana Baquero, Sergi López, Maribel Verdú, Álex Angulo, Doug Jones
Plot: A WWII inspired story of an imaginative young girl who is forced to move onto a small military outpost with her mother. She creates a world of fairies and fawns to escape the unhappiness in her life.

3. The Prestige

Year of Release: 2006
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Christopher Nolan
Actors: Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman, Michael Caine, Scarlett Johansson, Rebecca Hall, David Bowie
Plot: Two rival magicians try to decode each others magic tricks when one of them develops the ultimate trick and the other tries endlessly to discover the secret.

4. V for Vendetta

Year of Release: 2006
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Action/Sci-Fi
MPAA Rating: R
Director: James McTeigue
Actors: Natalie Portman, Hugo Weaving, John Hurt, Stephen Rea, Stephen Fry, Tim Pigott-Smith
Plot: A terrorist freedom fighter, who fights against conformity, finds an unsuspecting ally in his fight to free his country. Takes place in the near future.

5. Casino Royale

Year of Release: 2006
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Action/Thriller
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Martin Campbell
Actors: Daniel Craig, Eva Green, Mads Mikkelsen, Judi Dench, Jeffrey Wright, Giancarlo Giannini
Plot: In James Bond's first mission, he must stop a banker from winning a casino tournament and using the money to fund terrorist activities.

6. Lives of Others, The ( Leben der Anderen, Das )

Year of Release: 2006
Overall Rating: 3.2 out of 4 stars
Language: German
Genre: Thriller/Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
Actors: Ulrich Mühe, Sebastian Koch, Ulrich Tukur, Martina Gedeck, Charly Hübner, Thomas Thieme
Plot: Focuses on the spying aspect of the former East Germany

7. Little Miss Sunshine

Year of Release: 2006
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Comedy/Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Jonathan Dayton
Actors: Abigail Breslin, Toni Collette, Greg Kinnear, Paul Dano, Steve Carell, Alan Arkin
Plot: An extended family tries to make the trek to Little Olive's beauty pageant in their bus. They encounter mishap after mishap in their journey to California.

8. Children of Men

Year of Release: 2006
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama/Action
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Alfonso Cuarón
Actors: Clive Owen, Julianne Moore, Claire-Hope Ashitey, Michael Caine, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Pam Ferris
Plot: In 2027 hope for the human race is running thin. There are no children, pregnancies and people have turned on one another. One pregnant woman needs to bear her child to give save the world from itself.

9. Blood Diamond

Year of Release: 2006
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Adventure/Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Edward Zwick
Actors: Djimon Hounsou, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Connelly, Arnold Vosloo, David Harewood, Michael Sheen
Plot: A priceless diamond is discovered by a fisherman. A smuggling thief who only looks after himself over hears a story about the greatest diamond. Both men race to find it, but for different reasons.

10. Letters from Iwo Jima

Year of Release: 2006
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: Japanese
Genre: War/Historical
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Clint Eastwood
Actors: Ken Watanabe, Kazunari Ninomiya, Hiroshi Watanabe, Tsuyoshi Ihara, Ryo Kase, Shido Nakamura
Plot: The battle of Iwo Jima as taught from the Japanese point of view using culture as the difference between Americans and Japanese.

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