Best Movies of 2006

1.

The Departed

7.0
8.5/10 IMDB

To take down South Boston's Irish Mafia, the police send in one of their own to infiltrate the underworld, not realizing the syndicate has done likewise. While an undercover cop curries favor with the mob kingpin, a career criminal rises through the police ranks. But both sides soon discover there's a mole among them.

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg, Martin Sheen, Ray Winstone, Vera Farmiga, Anthony Anderson, Alec Baldwin, Kevin Corrigan ..
Directed by: Martin Scorsese
Release date: 2006-10-05
2.

The Prestige

6.8
8.5/10 IMDB

A mysterious story of two magicians whose intense rivalry leads them on a life-long battle for supremacy -- full of obsession, deceit and jealousy with dangerous and deadly consequences.

Starring: Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Scarlett Johansson, Andy Serkis, Samantha Mahurin, David Bowie, Piper Perabo, Rebecca Hall, Daniel Davis ..
Directed by: Christopher Nolan
Release date: 2006-10-19
3.

Casino Royale

6.7
8.0/10 IMDB

Le Chiffre, a banker to the world's terrorists, is scheduled to participate in a high-stakes poker game in Montenegro, where he intends to use his winnings to establish his financial grip on the terrorist market. M sends Bond—on his maiden mission as a 00 Agent—to attend this game and prevent Le Chiffre from winning. With the help of Vesper Lynd and Felix Leiter, Bond enters the most important poker game in his already dangerous career.

Starring: Daniel Craig, Eva Green, Mads Mikkelsen, Judi Dench, Jeffrey Wright, Giancarlo Giannini, Caterina Murino, Simon Abkarian, Isaach De Bankolé, Jesper Christensen ..
Directed by: Martin Campbell
Release date: 2006-11-14
4.

V for Vendetta

6.6
8.2/10 IMDB

In a world in which Great Britain has become a fascist state, a masked vigilante known only as “V” conducts guerrilla warfare against the oppressive British government. When V rescues a young woman from the secret police, he finds in her an ally with whom he can continue his fight to free the people of Britain.

Starring: Natalie Portman, Hugo Weaving, Stephen Rea, Stephen Fry, John Hurt, Tim Pigott-Smith, Natasha Wightman, Rupert Graves, Roger Allam, Ben Miles ..
Directed by: James McTeigue
Release date: 2006-02-23
5.

The Pursuit of Happyness

6.6
8.0/10 IMDB

A struggling salesman takes custody of his son as he's poised to begin a life-changing professional career.

Starring: Will Smith, Jaden Smith, Thandie Newton, Brian Howe, James Karen, Kurt Fuller, Dan Castellaneta, Joe Nunez, David Fine, Takayo Fischer ..
Directed by: Gabriele Muccino
Release date: 2006-12-14
6.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

6.4
7.3/10 IMDB

Captain Jack Sparrow works his way out of a blood debt with the ghostly Davey Jones to avoid eternal damnation.

Starring: Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Stellan Skarsgård, Bill Nighy, Jack Davenport, Kevin McNally, Jonathan Pryce, Lee Arenberg, Mackenzie Crook ..
Directed by: Gore Verbinski
Release date: 2006-06-20
7.

Blood Diamond

6.4
8.0/10 IMDB

An ex-mercenary turned smuggler. A Mende fisherman. Amid the explosive civil war overtaking 1999 Sierra Leone, these men join for two desperate missions: recovering a rare pink diamond of immense value and rescuing the fisherman's son, conscripted as a child soldier into the brutal rebel forces ripping a swath of torture and bloodshed countrywide.

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Djimon Hounsou, Jennifer Connelly, Kagiso Kuypers, Arnold Vosloo, Antony Coleman, Benu Mabhena, Anointing Lukola, David Harewood, Basil Wallace ..
Directed by: Edward Zwick
Release date: 2006-01-26
8.

Children of Men

6.4
7.9/10 IMDB

In 2027, in a chaotic world in which humans can no longer procreate, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea, where her child's birth may help scientists save the future of humankind.

Starring: Clive Owen, Michael Caine, Julianne Moore, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Charlie Hunnam, Clare-Hope Ashitey, Danny Huston, Pam Ferris, Peter Mullan, Phaldut Sharma ..
Directed by: Alfonso Cuarón
Release date: 2006-09-22
9.

Little Miss Sunshine

6.3
7.8/10 IMDB

A family loaded with quirky, colorful characters piles into an old van and road trips to California for little Olive to compete in a beauty pageant.

Starring: Greg Kinnear, Toni Collette, Steve Carell, Paul Dano, Abigail Breslin, Alan Arkin, Bryan Cranston, Beth Grant, Wallace Langham, Matt Winston ..
Directed by: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris
Release date: 2006-07-26
10.

Letters from Iwo Jima

6.3
7.9/10 IMDB

The story of the battle of Iwo Jima between the United States and Imperial Japan during World War II, as told from the perspective of the Japanese who fought it.

Starring: Ken Watanabe, Kazunari Ninomiya, Tsuyoshi Ihara, Ryô Kase, Shidou Nakamura, Hiroshi Watanabe, Eijiro Ozaki, Lucas Elliot Eberl, Yuki Matsuzaki, Hiro Abe ..
Directed by: Clint Eastwood
Release date: 2006-12-19

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