Top Ten of 2006: World Premieres
 U.S. Releases (Updated) // Original List (Jan 07)

1. INLAND EMPIRE Dir. David Lynch. With Laura Dern, Karolina Gruszka, Peter J. Lucas A
2. Once Dir. John Carney. With Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová, Geoff Minogue, Bill Hodnett A
3. Deep Water Dirs. Louise Osmond & Jerry Rothwell. Documentary about sailing contest A–
4. Jindabyne Dir. Ray Lawrence. With Laura Linney, Gabriel Byrne, Deborra-Lee Furness A–
5. Syndromes and a Century Dir. Apichatpong Weerasethakul. With Nantarat Sawaddikul A–
6. Iraq in Fragments Dir. James Longley. Documentary about war-torn Iraq A– (©)
7. Half Nelson Dir. Ryan Fleck. With Ryan Gosling, Shareeka Epps, Anthony Mackie A–
8. Day Night Day Night Dir. Julia Loktev. With Luisa Williams, Josh Phillip Weinstein A–
9. The Departed Dir. Martin Scorsese. With Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon A–
10. When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts Dir. Spike Lee. Documentary B+

Runners-Up (alpha): Children of Men, The Fall, Fast Food Nation, The Fountain,
The Good Shepherd, I Don't Want to Sleep Alone, Lady Chatterley, Old Joy, Open Water 2: Adrift,
Red Road, Still Life
 
Special Features
  1. The 2006 Nick's Flick Picks Honorees, savoring the best in 20 categories
  1. Nick Davis' Block Party, honoring the most fun movies of 2006
  1. Best Unsung Performances and Ensembles, earning their turn in the spotlight

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