1. Dave Chappelle’s Block Party-Dave Chappelle, Mos Def, D: Michel Gondry, ***
  2. Hostel-Jay Hernandez, Derek Richardson, D: Eli Roth, **
  3. Glory Road- Josh Lucas, Derek Luke, D: James Gartner, ***
  4. The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things- Asia Argento, Peter Fonda, **
  5. V for Vendetta-Natalie Portman, Hugo Weaving, **1/2
  6. Firewall-Harrison Ford, Virginia Madsen, *
  7. Ask the Dust-Colin Farrell, Salma Hayek, D: Robert Towne, **
  8. Find Me Guilty-Vin Diesel, Ron Silver, D: Sidney Lumet, ****
  9. Inside Man-Denzel Washington, Clive Owen, D: Spike Lee, ***
  10. Slither-Nathan Fillion, Elizabeth Banks, D: James Gunn, *1/2
  11. Thank You for Smoking-Aaron Eckhart, Katie Holmes, D: Jason Reitman, **1/2
  12. Mission: Impossible III- Tom Cruise, Ving Rhames, D: J.J. Abrams, **
  13. The DaVinci Code-Tom Hanks, Audrey Tatou, D: Ron Howard, **1/2
  14. X-Men: The Last Stand- Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellan, D: Brett Ratner, ***
  15. The Proposition- Guy Pearce, Ray Winstone, D: John Hillcoat, ***1/2
  16. A Prairie Home Companion- Kevin Kline, Meryl Streep, D: Robert Altman, ***
  17. Click-Adam Sandler, Christopher Walken, D: Frank Coraci, ***
  18. Brick-Joseph Gordon Levitt, Lucas Haas, D: Rian Johnson, ***1/2
  19. Superman Returns-Kevin Spacey, Brandon Routh, D: Bryan Singer, *1/2
  20. Great New Wonderful- Judy Greer, Tony Shaloub, D: Danny Leiner, ***1/2
  21. A Scanner Darkly-Keanu Reeves, Robert Downey Jr. D: Richard Linklater, ***
  22. Little Miss Sunshine-Greg Kinnear, Steve Carell, ***
  23. Clerks 2-Brian O’Halloran, Rosario Dawson, D: Kevin Smith, ***
  24. Miami Vice-Jamie Foxx, Colin Farrell, D: Michael Mann, **
  25. The Descent-Shauna MacDonald, Natalie Mendoza, D: Neil Marshall, ****
  26. Scoop- Woody Allen, Hugh Jackman, D: Woody Allen, ***
  27. Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby- Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, ***
  28. Invincible-Mark Wahlberg, Elizabeth Banks, D: Ericson Core, **
  29. Beerfest- Kevin Heffernan, Jurgen Prochnow, D: Jay Chandrasekhar, **1/2
  30. The Illusionist- Edward Norton, Paul Giamatti, D: Neil Burger, *1/2
  31. The Black Dahlia-Josh Hartnett, Scarlett Johansson, D: Brian DePalma, ½*
  32. Last Kiss-Zach Braff, Blythe Danner, D: Tony Goldwyn, **
  33. The Departed-Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, D: Martin Scorsese, ****
  34. Flags of Our Fathers-Ryan Phillippe, Adam Beach, D: Clint Eastwood, ***
  35. Saw III-Tobin Bell, Dina Meyer, D: Darren Lynn Bousman, ***
  36. The Queen- Helen Mirren, James Cromwell, D: Stephen Frears, ***1/2
  37. Babel-Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, D: Alejandro González Iñárritu, **1/2
  38. Casino Royale-Daniel Craig, Eva Green, D: Martin Campbell, ***1/2
  39. The Fountain-Hugh Jackman, Rachel Weisz, D: Darren Aronofsky. ****
  40. For Your Consideration-Catherine O’Hara, Eugene Levy, **1/2
  41. Tenacious D: The Pick of Destiny-Jack Black, Kyle Gass, D: Liam Lynch, ***
  42. Déjà Vu-Denzel Washington, Val Kilmer, D: Tony Scott, ***
  43. Inland Empire-Laura Dern, Jeremy Irons, D: David Lynch, **1/2
  44. Apocalypto-D: Mel Gibson, *1/2
  45. The Prestige-Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale, D: Christopher Nolan, ***1/2
  46. Borat- Sacha Baron Cohen, Pamela Anderson, D: Larry Charles, ***
  47. Rocky Balboa-Sylvester Stallone, Burt Young, D: Sylvester Stallone, **
  48. The Good Shepherd- Matt Damon, Angelina Jolie, D: Robert De Niro, *1/2
  49. Children of Men- Clive Owen, Julianne Moore, D: Alfonso Cuaron, ***1/2
  50. Pan’s Labyrinth- Ivana Baquero, Sergi Lopez, D: Guillermo Del Toro, ****
  51. Curse of the Golden Flower-Chow Yun-Fat, Gong Li, D: Zhang Yimou, ***1/2
  52. Letters from Iwo Jima-Ken Watanabe, D: Clint Eastwood, ****
  53. The Last King of Scotland-Forest Whitaker, James MacAvoy, **1/2
  54. Little Children-Kate Winslet, Jennifer Connelly, D: Todd Field, ***
  55. Dreamgirls-Jamie Foxx, Eddie Murphy, D: Bill Condon, **1/2
  56. The Lives of Others-D: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck ****

 

 

Top 10 Films of 2006

  1. The Departed
  2. The Fountain
  3. Pan’s Labyrinth
  4. Children of Men
  5. The Descent
  6. Letters from Iwo Jima
  7. The Queen
  8. The Lives of Others
  9. The Proposition
  10. Flags of our Fathers
  11. Find Me Guilty
  12. Casino Royale
  13. Brick
  14. The Prestige
  15. Borat

 Honorable Mention: Curse of the Golden Flower, Tenacious D: The Pick of Destiny

Worst Good Movie of the Year: Click

Best Bad Movie of the Year: Inland Empire

 

10 Worst films of 2006

1. Superman Returns

2. The Black Dahlia

3. Firewall

4. The Illusionist

5. Mission: Impossible III

6. Slither

7. Apocalypto

8. The Da Vinci Code

9. The Good Shepherd

10. V for Vendetta

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