The Best Movies of 2006   (201) Most Notable
Sorted by Rank
 RATING   TITLE   YEAR   DIRECTOR  COUNTRY MEDIA
# 1 for 2006, # 193 Overall Pan's Labyrinth 2006 del Toro, Guillermo Mexico / Spain / USA BD
# 2 for 2006, # 321 Overall The Lives of Others 2006 von Donnersmarck, Florian Henckel Germany BD
# 3 for 2006, # 489 Overall The Queen 2006 Frears, Stephen UK BD
# 4 for 2006, # 630 Overall The Departed 2006 Scorsese, Martin USA BD
# 5 for 2006, # 865 Overall Babel 2006 Iñárritu, Alejandro González USA BD
# 6 for 2006, # 920 Overall Little Miss Sunshine 2006 Dayton, Jonathan / Faris, Valerie USA D
# 7 for 2006, # 945 Overall Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan 2006 Charles, Larry USA D
# 8 for 2006, # 953 Overall Volver 2006 Almodóvar, Pedro Spain BD
# 9 for 2006, # 984 Overall United 93 2006 Greengrass, Paul France / UK / USA BD
# 10 for 2006, # 986 Overall The Host 2006 Bong, Joon-ho South Korea BD
# 11 for 2006, # 1059 Overall Letters from Iwo Jima 2006 Eastwood, Clint USA BD
# 12 for 2006, # 1263 Overall Apocalypto 2006 Gibson, Mel USA BD
# 13 for 2006, # 1352 Overall Children of Men 2006 Cuarón, Alfonso UK / USA BD
# 14 for 2006, # 1470 Overall Once 2006 Carney, John Ireland DS
# 15 for 2006, # 1525 Overall Ten Canoes 2006 de Heer, Rolf / Djigirr, Peter Australia D
# 16 for 2006, # 1585 Overall Dreamgirls 2006 Condon, Bill USA BDS
# 17 for 2006, # 1646 Overall Little Children 2006 Field, Todd USA D
# 18 for 2006, # 1660 Overall Days of Glory 2006 Bouchareb, Rachid France / Morocco / Algeria / Belgium D
# 19 for 2006, # 1693 Overall Flags of Our Fathers 2006 Eastwood, Clint Iceland / USA BD
# 20 for 2006, # 1774 Overall A Prairie Home Companion 2006 Altman, Robert USA DS
# 21 for 2006, # 1961 Overall Inland Empire 2006 Lynch, David USA / Poland / France D
# 22 for 2006, # 1974 Overall Superman Returns 2006 Singer, Bryan Australia / USA BD
# 23 for 2006, # 1983 Overall Shut Up and Sing 2006 Kopple, Barbara / Peck, Cecilia USA D
# 24 for 2006, # 2014 Overall Black Book 2006 Verhoeven, Paul Netherlands / UK / Germany BD
# 25 for 2006, # 2050 Overall Notes on a Scandal 2006 Eyre, Richard UK D
# 26 for 2006, # 2051 Overall The Painted Veil 2006 Curran, John USA D
# 27 for 2006, # 2073 Overall Casino Royale 2006 Campbell, Martin USA / UK / Czech Republic BDS
# 28 for 2006, # 2081 Overall This Is England 2006 Meadows, Shane UK D
# 29 for 2006, # 2096 Overall Neil Young: Heart of Gold 2006 Demme, Jonathan USA D
# 30 for 2006, # 2112 Overall Away from Her 2006 Polley, Sarah Canada D
# 31 for 2006, # 2115 Overall The Last King of Scotland 2006 Macdonald, Kevin UK BD
# 32 for 2006, # 2139 Overall Blood Diamond 2006 Zwick, Edward USA BD
# 33 for 2006, # 2144 Overall Marie Antoinette 2006 Coppola, Sofia Japan / France / USA BD
# 34 for 2006, # 2176 Overall The Science of Sleep 2006 Gondry, Michel France D
# 35 for 2006, # 2182 Overall An Inconvenient Truth 2006 Guggenheim, Davis USA D
# 36 for 2006, # 2189 Overall Cars 2006 Lasseter, John USA BD
# 37 for 2006, # 2207 Overall World Trade Center 2006 Stone, Oliver USA BD
# 38 for 2006, # 2226 Overall Hollywoodland 2006 Coulter, Allen USA D
# 38 for 2006, # 2226 Overall Syndromes and a Century 2006 Weerasethakul, Apichatpong Thailand D
# 39 for 2006, # 2250 Overall The Ground Truth 2006 Foulkrod, Patricia USA D
# 40 for 2006, # 2251 Overall God Grew Tired of Us 2006 Quinn, Christopher Dillon / Walker, Tommy USA D
# 41 for 2006, # 2258 Overall Lake of Fire 2006 Kaye, Tony USA D
# 42 for 2006, # 2260 Overall The Wind That Shakes the Barley 2006 Loach, Ken France / Ireland / UK D
# 43 for 2006, # 2277 Overall Offside 2006 Panahi, Jafar Iran D
# 44 for 2006, # 2286 Overall The Devil Wears Prada 2006 Frankel, David USA BD
# 45 for 2006, # 2337 Overall The Fall 2006 Singh, Tarsem India / UK / USA BD
# 46 for 2006, # 2346 Overall Quinceañera 2006 Glatzer, Richard / Westmoreland, Wash USA D
# 47 for 2006, # 2352 Overall Tell No One 2006 Canet, Guillaume France BD
# 48 for 2006, # 2372 Overall 300 2006 Snyder, Zack USA BD
# 49 for 2006, # 2378 Overall Still Life 2006 Jia, Zhang Ke China / Hong Kong / Japan D
# 50 for 2006, # 2381 Overall The Good Shepherd 2006 De Niro, Robert USA D
# 51 for 2006, # 2388 Overall Longford 2006 Hooper, Tom UK / USA
# 52 for 2006, # 2391 Overall I Served the King of England 2006 Menzel, Jirí Czech Republic / Slovakia D
# 52 for 2006, # 2391 Overall When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts 2006 Lee, Spike USA D
# 53 for 2006, # 2420 Overall After the Wedding 2006 Bier, Susanne Denmark / Sweden D
# 54 for 2006, # 2429 Overall Half Nelson 2006 Fleck, Ryan USA D
# 54 for 2006, # 2429 Overall My Country My Country 2006 Poitras, Laura USA D
# 54 for 2006, # 2429 Overall An Unreasonable Man 2006 Mantel, Henriette / Skrovan, Steve USA D
# 54 for 2006, # 2429 Overall Vitus 2006 Murer, Fredi M. Switzerland DS
# 55 for 2006, # 2434 Overall Stranger Than Fiction 2006 Forster, Marc USA BD
# 56 for 2006, # 2440 Overall Bobby 2006 Estevez, Emilio USA D
# 57 for 2006, # 2441 Overall The Namesake 2006 Nair, Mira India / USA D
# 58 for 2006, # 2450 Overall The Fountain 2006 Aronofsky, Darren USA BD
# 58 for 2006, # 2450 Overall Private Fears in Public Places 2006 Resnais, Alain France / Italy D
# 59 for 2006, # 2458 Overall Private Property 2006 Lafosse, Joachim Luxembourg / Belgium / France D
# 60 for 2006, # 2469 Overall The History Boys 2006 Hytner, Nicholas UK D
# 61 for 2006, # 2474 Overall Akeelah and the Bee 2006 Atchison, Doug USA BD
# 62 for 2006, # 2476 Overall Exiled 2006 To, Johnny Hong Kong D
# 63 for 2006, # 2504 Overall The Lake House 2006 Agresti, Alejandro USA BD
# 63 for 2006, # 2504 Overall Something New 2006 Hamri, Sanaa USA D
# 64 for 2006, # 2516 Overall Rescue Dawn 2006 Herzog, Werner USA BD
# 65 for 2006, # 2522 Overall Inside Man 2006 Lee, Spike USA BD
# 65 for 2006, # 2522 Overall Wordplay 2006 Creadon, Patrick USA D
# 66 for 2006, # 2523 Overall For Your Consideration 2006 Guest, Christopher USA D
# 66 for 2006, # 2523 Overall Friends with Money 2006 Holofcener, Nicole USA D
# 66 for 2006, # 2523 Overall The Good German 2006 Soderbergh, Steven USA D
# 67 for 2006, # 2576 Overall Black Snake Moan 2006 Brewer, Craig USA BD
# 68 for 2006, # 2589 Overall Flandres 2006 Dumont, Bruno France D
# 69 for 2006, # 2590 Overall The Black Dahlia 2006 De Palma, Brian Germany / USA BD
# 69 for 2006, # 2590 Overall Daratt 2006 Haroun, Mahamat-Saleh Chad / France / Belgium / Austria D
# 69 for 2006, # 2590 Overall Ejforija 2006 Vyrypaev, Ivan Russia
# 69 for 2006, # 2590 Overall Fallen 2006 Albert, Barbara Austria
# 69 for 2006, # 2590 Overall The Golden Door 2006 Crialese, Emanuele France / Italy D
# 69 for 2006, # 2590 Overall I Don't Want to Sleep Alone 2006 Tsai, Ming-liang Taiwan / Austria / France D
# 69 for 2006, # 2590 Overall La Stella che non c'è 2006 Amelio, Gianni Italy
# 69 for 2006, # 2590 Overall Mushi-Shi 2006 Ôtomo, Katsuhiro Japan D
# 69 for 2006, # 2590 Overall Paprika 2006 Kon, Satoshi Japan BD
# 69 for 2006, # 2590 Overall Quei loro incontri 2006 Huillet, Danièle / Straub, Jean-Marie Italy / France / Germany
# 69 for 2006, # 2590 Overall The Untouchable 2006 Jacquot, Benoît France D
# 70 for 2006, # 2592 Overall Curse of the Golden Flower 2006 Zhang, Yimou Hong Kong / China BD
# 71 for 2006, # 2593 Overall Rang De Basanti 2006 Mehra, Rakesh Omprakash India D
# 72 for 2006, # 2594 Overall Perfume: The Story of a Murderer 2006 Tykwer, Tom Germany / France / Spain D
# 72 for 2006, # 2594 Overall Vanaja 2006 Domalpalli, Rajnesh India / USA D
# 73 for 2006, # 2595 Overall Bella 2006 Monteverde, Alejandro Gomez USA D
# 74 for 2006, # 2606 Overall A Scanner Darkly 2006 Linklater, Richard USA BD
# 75 for 2006, # 2608 Overall Adama Meshuga'at 2006 Shaul, Dror Israel / Germany / Japan Y
# 75 for 2006, # 2608 Overall Enemies of Happiness 2006 Mulvad, Eva Denmark / Norway / Finland
# 75 for 2006, # 2608 Overall In the Pit 2006 Rulfo, Juan Carlos Mexico D
# 76 for 2006, # 2610 Overall Grbavica: The Land of My Dreams 2006 Zbanic, Jasmila Austria / Bosnia-Herzegovina / Germany / Croatia D
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# 76 for 2006, # 2610 Overall The Road to Guantanamo 2006 Winterbottom, Michael / Whitecross, Mat UK BD
# 77 for 2006, # 2611 Overall Red Road 2006 Arnold, Andrea UK D
# 78 for 2006, # 2612 Overall Americanese 2006 Byler, Eric USA
# 78 for 2006, # 2612 Overall Blame it on Fidel 2006 Gavras, Julie Italy / France D
# 78 for 2006, # 2612 Overall Brand Upon the Brain! 2006 Maddin, Guy USA / Canada D
# 78 for 2006, # 2612 Overall Bug 2006 Friedkin, William USA D
# 78 for 2006, # 2612 Overall Delirious 2006 DiCillo, Tom USA D
# 78 for 2006, # 2612 Overall Lights in the Dusk 2006 Kaurismäki, Aki Finland / Germany / France D
# 78 for 2006, # 2612 Overall Memories of Tomorrow 2006 Tsutsumi, Yukihiko Japan
# 78 for 2006, # 2612 Overall Millions: A Lottery Story 2006 La Blanc, Paul USA D
# 78 for 2006, # 2612 Overall Saving Shiloh 2006 Tung, Craig Sandy / Tung, Sandy USA D
# 78 for 2006, # 2612 Overall Stephanie Daley 2006 Brougher, Hilary USA D
# 79 for 2006, # 2618 Overall American Dreamz 2006 Weitz, Paul USA D
# 79 for 2006, # 2618 Overall Art School Confidential 2006 Zwigoff, Terry USA D
# 79 for 2006, # 2618 Overall The Astronaut Farmer 2006 Polish, Michael USA D
# 79 for 2006, # 2618 Overall Been Rich All My Life 2006 MacDonald, Heather USA D
# 79 for 2006, # 2618 Overall Billy Wilder Speaks 2006 Grischow, Gisela / Schlöndorff, Volker USA D
# 79 for 2006, # 2618 Overall Breaking and Entering 2006 Minghella, Anthony UK / USA D
# 79 for 2006, # 2618 Overall Catch a Fire 2006 Noyce, Phillip France / UK / South Africa / USA D
# 79 for 2006, # 2618 Overall Curious George 2006 O'Callaghan, Matthew USA D
# 79 for 2006, # 2618 Overall Death of a President 2006 Range, Gabriel UK D
# 79 for 2006, # 2618 Overall Dreamland 2006 Matzner, Jason USA D
# 79 for 2006, # 2618 Overall Driving Lessons 2006 Brock, Jeremy UK D
# 79 for 2006, # 2618 Overall Fast Food Nation 2006 Linklater, Richard UK / USA D
# 79 for 2006, # 2618 Overall Fay Grim 2006 Hartley, Hal USA / Germany D
# 79 for 2006, # 2618 Overall Find Me Guilty 2006 Lumet, Sidney USA D
# 79 for 2006, # 2618 Overall First Flight 2006 Jefferson, Kyle / Hood, Cameron USA
# 79 for 2006, # 2618 Overall Flicka 2006 Mayer, Michael USA / UK BD
# 79 for 2006, # 2618 Overall Flushed Away 2006 Bowers, David / Fell, Sam UK / USA D
# 79 for 2006, # 2618 Overall Flyboys 2006 Bill, Tony France / USA BD
# 79 for 2006, # 2618 Overall The Guardian 2006 Davis, Andrew USA BD
# 79 for 2006, # 2618 Overall Housewife, 49 2006 Millar, Gavin UK D
# 79 for 2006, # 2618 Overall Idiocracy 2006 Judge, Mike USA D
# 79 for 2006, # 2618 Overall Industrial Strength Keaton 2006 various USA D
# 79 for 2006, # 2618 Overall Infamous 2006 McGrath, Douglas USA D
# 79 for 2006, # 2618 Overall Invincible 2006 Core, Ericson USA BD
# 79 for 2006, # 2618 Overall Keeping Up with the Steins 2006 Marshall, Scott USA D
# 79 for 2006, # 2618 Overall Last Holiday 2006 Wang, Wayne USA BD
# 79 for 2006, # 2618 Overall The Little Matchgirl 2006 Allers, Roger USA BD
# 79 for 2006, # 2618 Overall Manufactured Landscapes 2006 Baichwal, Jennifer Canada BD
# 79 for 2006, # 2618 Overall Miss Potter 2006 Noonan, Chris UK / USA D
# 79 for 2006, # 2618 Overall Mission: Impossible III 2006 Abrams, J.J. USA BD
# 79 for 2006, # 2618 Overall Monkey Warfare 2006 Harkema, Reginald Canada Y
# 79 for 2006, # 2618 Overall My Best Friend 2006 Leconte, Patrice France D
# 79 for 2006, # 2618 Overall Night at the Museum 2006 Levy, Shawn USA BD
# 79 for 2006, # 2618 Overall The OH in Ohio 2006 Kent, Billy USA D
# 79 for 2006, # 2618 Overall The Omen 2006 Moore, John USA BD
# 79 for 2006, # 2618 Overall Open Season 2006 Allers, Roger / Culton, Jill / Stacchi, Anthony USA BD
# 79 for 2006, # 2618 Overall Over the Hedge 2006 Johnson, Tim / Kirkpatrick, Karey USA DS
# 79 for 2006, # 2618 Overall Penelope 2006 Palansky, Mark UK / USA DS
# 79 for 2006, # 2618 Overall The Poet Laureate of Radio 2006 Kacey, Michael James USA D
# 79 for 2006, # 2618 Overall Priceless 2006 Salvadori, Pierre France BDS
# 79 for 2006, # 2618 Overall The Prisoner or: How I Planned to Kill Tony Blair 2006 Tucker, Michael / Epperlein, Petra Germany / USA D
# 79 for 2006, # 2618 Overall Puccini for Beginners 2006 Maggenti, Maria USA D
# 79 for 2006, # 2618 Overall The Pursuit of Happyness 2006 Muccino, Gabriele USA BD
# 79 for 2006, # 2618 Overall Reprise 2006 Trier, Joachim Norway D
# 79 for 2006, # 2618 Overall RV 2006 Sonnenfeld, Barry UK / Germany / USA BD
# 79 for 2006, # 2618 Overall Scoop 2006 Allen, Woody UK / USA D
# 79 for 2006, # 2618 Overall 16 Blocks 2006 Donner, Richard USA BD
# 79 for 2006, # 2618 Overall South Pacific: In Concert from Carnegie Hall 2006 Bobbie, Walter / Bruni, Marc / Horn, David / McLaughlin, Karen USA D
# 79 for 2006, # 2618 Overall Stardust: The Bette Davis Story 2006 Jones, Peter USA D
# 79 for 2006, # 2618 Overall Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut 2006 Donner, Richard UK / USA BD
# 79 for 2006, # 2618 Overall Svend Asmussen: The Extraordinary Life and Music of a Jazz Legend 2006 unknown unknown D
# 79 for 2006, # 2618 Overall 10 Items or Less 2006 Silberling, Brad USA D
# 79 for 2006, # 2618 Overall Toots 2006 Jacobson, Kristi USA D
# 79 for 2006, # 2618 Overall The U.S. vs. John Lennon 2006 Leaf, David / Scheinfeld, John USA D
# 79 for 2006, # 2618 Overall Venus 2006 Michell, Roger UK D
# 79 for 2006, # 2618 Overall The World of Nat King Cole 2006 Hunt, Ian A. USA D
# 79 for 2006, # 2618 Overall You, Me and Dupree 2006 Russo, Anthony / Russo, Joe USA D
# 80 for 2006, # 2626 Overall The Hoax 2006 Hallström, Lasse USA D
# 80 for 2006, # 2626 Overall Lady Chatterley 2006 Ferran, Pascale Belgium / France / UK D
# 80 for 2006, # 2626 Overall Miami Vice 2006 Mann, Michael USA BD
# 80 for 2006, # 2626 Overall The Prestige 2006 Nolan, Christopher USA / UK BD
# 80 for 2006, # 2626 Overall This Film Is Not Yet Rated 2006 Dick, Kirby USA D
# 81 for 2006, # 2627 Overall The Boss of It All 2006 von Trier, Lars Denmark / Sweden / Iceland / Italy / France / Norway / Finland / Germany D
# 81 for 2006, # 2627 Overall Dans Paris 2006 Honoré, Christophe France D
# 81 for 2006, # 2627 Overall The Dead Girl 2006 Moncrieff, Karen USA D
# 81 for 2006, # 2627 Overall The Holiday 2006 Meyers, Nancy USA BD
# 81 for 2006, # 2627 Overall The Last Winter 2006 Fessenden, Larry USA / Iceland D
# 81 for 2006, # 2627 Overall Monster House 2006 Kenan, Gil USA BD
# 81 for 2006, # 2627 Overall Snakes on a Plane 2006 Ellis, David R. USA BD
# 82 for 2006, # 2628 Overall Roving Mars 2006 Butler, George USA BD
# 83 for 2006, # 2638 Overall Colossal Youth 2006 Costa, Pedro Portugal / France / Switzerland D
# 84 for 2006, # 2646 Overall Deep Water 2006 Osmond, Louise / Rothwell, Jerry UK D
# 84 for 2006, # 2646 Overall Deliver Us from Evil 2006 Berg, Amy USA D
# 84 for 2006, # 2646 Overall Renaissance 2006 Volckman, Christian France / UK / Luxembourg D
# 84 for 2006, # 2646 Overall Time 2006 Kim, Ki-duk Japan / South Korea D
NR The Bridge 2006 Steel, Eric / Wood, Raymond UK / USA D
NR Broken Trail 2006 Hill, Walter Canada BD
NR Click 2006 Coraci, Frank USA BD
NR Climates 2006 Ceylan, Nuri Bilge Turkey / France D
NR The Da Vinci Code 2006 Howard, Ron USA BDS
NR Happy Feet 2006 Miller, George Australia / USA BD
NR Ice Age: The Meltdown 2006 Saldanha, Carlos USA BDS
NR The Illusionist 2006 Burger, Neil Czech Republic / USA BD
NR Old Joy 2006 Reichardt, Kelly USA D
NR The Pink Panther 2006 Levy, Shawn USA BD
NR Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest 2006 Verbinski, Gore USA BDS
NR Seraphim Falls 2006 Von Ancken, David USA BD
NR Shortbus 2006 Mitchell, John Cameron USA D
NR Talladega Nights:
The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
2006 McKay, Adam USA BD
NR X-Men: The Last Stand 2006 Ratner, Brett USA / UK BDS
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Media Availability Codes (Amazon.com)
T   Theaters (US)
B   Blu-ray Disc
D   DVD
V   VHS
Y   Yes (DVD or VHS, unspecified)
S   Soundtrack