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.

11. The Pursuit of Happyness

Year of Release: 2006
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama/Biography
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Gabriele Muccino
Actors: Will Smith, Jaden Smith, Thandie Newton, Brian Howe, James Karen, Dan Castellaneta
Plot: Based on a true story, in 1981 struggling salesman Chris Gardner wants nothing more than the best for his family, especially his son. When his wife leaves him, he takes custody of his son and secures a non-paying internship at Dean Witter. With money dwindling and time always against him, he will let nothing stand in the way of his future.

12. Apocalypto

Year of Release: 2006
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama/Historical
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Mel Gibson
Actors: Rudy Youngblood, Dalia Hernandez, Jonathan Brewer, Morris Birdyellowhead, Carlos Emilio Báez, Amilcar Ramírez
Plot: The Mayan kingdom is failing, so they enslave the people who live in the forest to sacrifice them to the gods. One hunter, Jaguar Paw, is captured but needs to get back to his family and fulfill the omen.

13. This is England

Year of Release: 2006
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Shane Meadows
Actors: Thomas Turgoose, Stephen Graham, Jo Hartley, Andrew Shim, Vicky McClure, Perry Benson
Plot: In England, circa 1983, a young boy whose father has been killed at war falls in with a group of teenage skinheads. An unflinching, often humorous and grippingly uncomfortable look at the politics of hate, disenfranchisement and what it means to love (or hate) your country. Based on the personal experiences of director Shane Meadows.

14. The Last King of Scotland

Year of Release: 2006
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama/Historical
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Kevin Macdonald
Actors: Forest Whitaker, James McAvoy, Gillian Anderson, Simon McBurney, Kerry Washington, Adam Kotz
Plot: A young Scottish doctor travels away from his family ways to experience something new when he runs into the new President of Uganda who happens to have strong feelings for the Scottish.

15. The Illusionist

Year of Release: 2006
Overall Rating: 2.9 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama/Mystery
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Neil Burger
Actors: Edward Norton, Paul Giamatti, Jessica Biel, Rufus Sewell, Eddie Marsan, Aaron Johnson
Plot: In Vienna around the turn of the century, fantastic magician uses his abilities to get the love of a woman.

16. When The Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts

Year of Release: 2006
Overall Rating: 3.3 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Documentary
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Spike Lee
Actors: Spike Lee, Al Sharpton, Sean Penn, Jay Asevedo, Shelton 'Shakespeare' Alexander, Wynton Marsalis
Plot: Spike Lee presents an unflinching, artistic, gritty look at the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and the U.S. government's response.

17. Dead Man's Shoes

Year of Release: 2006
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Crime/Drama
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Shane Meadows
Actors: Paddy Considine, Gary Stretch, Toby Kebbell, Jo Hartley, Seamus O'Neill, Stuart Wolfenden

18. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

Year of Release: 2006
Overall Rating: 2.8 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Action/Adventure
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Gore Verbinski
Actors: Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Bill Nighy, Jack Davenport, Tom Hollander
Plot: Jack Sparrow's debt to Davy Jones is due, but, with a little help from his friends, he hopes to do the impossible and escape his fate.

19. Half Nelson

Year of Release: 2006
Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 4 stars
Language: English
Genre: Drama
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Ryan Fleck
Actors: Ryan Gosling, Shareeka Epps, Karen Chilton, Monique Curnen, Anthony Mackie, Nathan Corbett
Plot: A great teacher is caught in a life of drug addiction while one young girl he teaches becomes his only friend and goes through drug problems of a different kind.

20. Sophie Scholl - Die letzten Tage

Year of Release: 2006
Overall Rating: 3.1 out of 4 stars
Language: German
Genre: Drama/War
MPAA Rating: NR
Director: Marc Rothemund
Actors: Julia Jentsch, Gerald Alexander Held, Fabian Hinrichs, Johanna Gastdorf, André Hennicke, Florian Stetter
Plot: This movie is a historical recreation of the last days of Sophie Scholl, a member of a non-violent German resistance movement during WWII.
After the German army suffered heavy losses at the battle of Stalingrad, a small number of University students, appalled with the stories of Nazi atrocities that were filtering through to them, set up an anti-war group called the White Rose.
In and around Munich University, a campaign is Spearheaded by the students as they organise leaflet handouts and daub graffiti over government buildings attacking Hitler and his policies.

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