The Movies of 2006
(Movies Marked with a Are Reviewed in Full)
NEW: Check the Films Marked with a for Brief, Capsule-Length Responses!

(Includes films first exhibited to commercial audiences in the U.S. between Jan. 1, 2006, and Dec. 31, 2006.
Consequently, certain entries, especially foreign films, are indexed here despite being produced in earlier years.)

Special Feature: Nick Davis' Block Party, honoring the most fun movies of 2006!
Special Feature: Celebrate the Best Unsung Performances and Ensembles of the year!

My Top Ten List

  1. The Death of Mr. Lazarescu Dir. Cristi Puiu. With Ion Fiscuteanu, Luminita Gheorghiu, Doru Ana A
  2. INLAND EMPIRE Dir. David Lynch. With Laura Dern, Karolina Gruszka, Peter J. Lucas A
  3. Dave Chappelle's Block Party Dir. Michel Gondry. Documentary. With Dave Chappelle, Mos Def, Common A–
  4. Half Nelson Dir. Ryan Fleck. With Ryan Gosling, Shareeka Epps, Anthony Mackie A–
  5. The Departed ² Dir. Martin Scorsese. With Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson B+
  6. Syndromes and a Century Dir. Apichatpong Weerasethakul. With Nantarat Sawaddikul, Jaruchai Iamaram, Arkanae Cherkam B+
  7. Clean Dir. Olivier Assayas. With Maggie Cheung, Nick Nolte, Martha Henry B+
  8. The Fountain ² Dir. Darren Aronofsky. With Hugh Jackman, Rachel Weisz, Sean Patrick Thomas B+
  9. Drawing Restraint 9 Dir. Matthew Barney. With Matthew Barney, Björk, Sosui Oshima B+
10. Iraq in Fragments Dir. James Longley. Documentary. Three-part chronicle of life in modern Iraq B+

Other Releases from the Year 2006

² Seen twice in a cinema; ³ Seen three times in a cinema; * Seen four times or more in a cinema

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