Best Action Movies of 2006

1.

Casino Royale

6.7
8.0/10 IMDB

Le Chiffre, a banker to the world's terrorists, is scheduled to participate in a high-stakes poker game in Montenegro, where he intends to use his winnings to establish his financial grip on the terrorist market. M sends Bond—on his maiden mission as a 00 Agent—to attend this game and prevent Le Chiffre from winning. With the help of Vesper Lynd and Felix Leiter, Bond enters the most important poker game in his already dangerous career.

Starring: Daniel Craig, Eva Green, Mads Mikkelsen, Judi Dench, Jeffrey Wright, Giancarlo Giannini, Caterina Murino, Simon Abkarian, Isaach De Bankolé, Jesper Christensen ..
Directed by: Martin Campbell
Release date: 2006-11-14
2.

V for Vendetta

6.6
8.2/10 IMDB

In a world in which Great Britain has become a fascist state, a masked vigilante known only as “V” conducts guerrilla warfare against the oppressive British government. When V rescues a young woman from the secret police, he finds in her an ally with whom he can continue his fight to free the people of Britain.

Starring: Natalie Portman, Hugo Weaving, Stephen Rea, Stephen Fry, John Hurt, Tim Pigott-Smith, Natasha Wightman, Rupert Graves, Roger Allam, Ben Miles ..
Directed by: James McTeigue
Release date: 2006-02-23
3.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

6.5
7.3/10 IMDB

Captain Jack Sparrow works his way out of a blood debt with the ghostly Davy Jones to avoid eternal damnation.

Starring: Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Stellan Skarsgård, Bill Nighy, Jack Davenport, Kevin McNally, Jonathan Pryce, Lee Arenberg, Mackenzie Crook ..
Directed by: Gore Verbinski
Release date: 2006-07-06
4.

Blood Diamond

6.4
8.0/10 IMDB

An ex-mercenary turned smuggler. A Mende fisherman. Amid the explosive civil war overtaking 1999 Sierra Leone, these men join for two desperate missions: recovering a rare pink diamond of immense value and rescuing the fisherman's son, conscripted as a child soldier into the brutal rebel forces ripping a swath of torture and bloodshed countrywide.

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Djimon Hounsou, Jennifer Connelly, Kagiso Kuypers, Arnold Vosloo, Antony Coleman, Benu Mabhena, Anointing Lukola, David Harewood, Basil Wallace ..
Directed by: Edward Zwick
Release date: 2006-12-07
5.

Children of Men

6.4
7.9/10 IMDB

In 2027, in a chaotic world in which humans can no longer procreate, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea, where her child's birth may help scientists save the future of humankind.

Starring: Clive Owen, Michael Caine, Julianne Moore, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Charlie Hunnam, Clare-Hope Ashitey, Danny Huston, Pam Ferris, Peter Mullan, Phaldut Sharma ..
Directed by: Alfonso Cuarón
Release date: 2006-09-22
6.

Letters from Iwo Jima

6.3
7.9/10 IMDB

The story of the battle of Iwo Jima between the United States and Imperial Japan during World War II, as told from the perspective of the Japanese who fought it.

Starring: Ken Watanabe, Kazunari Ninomiya, Tsuyoshi Ihara, Ryo Kase, Shidô Nakamura, Hiroshi Watanabe, Eijiro Ozaki, Lucas Elliot Eberl, Yuki Matsuzaki, Hiro Abe ..
Directed by: Clint Eastwood
Release date: 2006-12-19
7.

Apocalypto

6.3
7.8/10 IMDB

Set in the Mayan civilization, when a man's idyllic presence is brutally disrupted by a violent invading force, he is taken on a perilous journey to a world ruled by fear and oppression where a harrowing end awaits him. Through a twist of fate and spurred by the power of his love for his woman and his family he will make a desperate break to return home and to ultimately save his way of life.

Starring: Rudy Youngblood, Raoul Max Trujillo, Gerardo Taracena, Iazua Larios, Antonio Monroy, María Isabel Díaz Lago, Dalia Hernández, Jonathan Brewer, Morris Birdyellowhead, Carlos Emilio Báez ..
Directed by: Mel Gibson
Release date: 2006-12-07
8.

United 93

6.0
7.6/10 IMDB

A real-time account of the events on United Flight 93, one of the planes hijacked on 9/11 that crashed near Shanksville, Pennsylvania when passengers foiled the terrorist plot.

Starring: J.J. Johnson, Polly Adams, Trish Gates, Nancy McDoniel, Opal Alladin, Gary Commock, Starla Benford, Susan Blommaert, David Alan Basche, Richard Bekins ..
Directed by: Paul Greengrass
Release date: 2006-04-28
9.

Déjà Vu

5.8
7.1/10 IMDB

Called in to recover evidence in the aftermath of a horrific explosion on a New Orleans ferry, Federal agent Doug Carlin gets pulled away from the scene and taken to a top-secret government lab that uses a time-shifting surveillance device to help prevent crime.

Starring: Denzel Washington, Paula Patton, Val Kilmer, Jim Caviezel, Adam Goldberg, Elden Henson, Erika Alexander, Bruce Greenwood, Rich Hutchman, Matt Craven ..
Directed by: Tony Scott
Release date: 2006-11-22
10.

Mission: Impossible III

5.8
6.9/10 IMDB

Retired from active duty to train new IMF agents, Ethan Hunt is called back into action to confront sadistic arms dealer, Owen Davian. Hunt must try to protect his girlfriend while working with his new team to complete the mission.

Starring: Tom Cruise, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ving Rhames, Billy Crudup, Michelle Monaghan, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Keri Russell, Maggie Q, Laurence Fishburne, Simon Pegg ..
Directed by: J.J. Abrams
Release date: 2006-05-03
11.

The Guardian

5.7
6.9/10 IMDB

A high school swim champion with a troubled past enrolls in the U.S. Coast Guard's 'A' School, where legendary rescue swimmer, Ben Randall teaches him some hard lessons about loss, love, and self-sacrifice.

Starring: Kevin Costner, Ashton Kutcher, Sela Ward, Melissa Sagemiller, Omari Hardwick, Clancy Brown, Neal McDonough, Bryce Cass, Benny Ciaramello, Shelby Fenner ..
Directed by: Andrew Davis
Release date: 2006-09-28
12.

Rocky Balboa

5.7
7.1/10 IMDB

His Wife is dead and his Son hates him but this old man still has fight in him! When he loses a highly publicized virtual boxing match to ex-champ Rocky Balboa, reigning heavyweight titleholder Mason Dixon retaliates by challenging Rocky to a nationally televised, 10-round exhibition bout. To the surprise of his son and friends, Rocky agrees to come out of retirement and face an opponent who's faster, stronger, and thirty years his junior.

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Burt Young, Milo Ventimiglia, Geraldine Hughes, James Francis Kelly III, Tony Burton, A.J. Benza, Talia Shire, Henry G. Sanders, Antonio Tarver ..
Directed by: Sylvester Stallone
Release date: 2006-12-20
13.

X-Men: The Last Stand

5.6
6.6/10 IMDB

When a cure is found to treat mutations, lines are drawn amongst the X-Men—led by Professor Charles Xavier—and the Brotherhood, a band of powerful mutants organised under Xavier's former ally, Magneto.

Starring: Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Famke Janssen, Anna Paquin, Kelsey Grammer, James Marsden, Rebecca Romijn, Shawn Ashmore ..
Directed by: Brett Ratner
Release date: 2006-05-24
14.

Night at the Museum

5.6
6.4/10 IMDB

Chaos reigns at the natural history museum when night watchman Larry Daley accidentally stirs up an ancient curse, awakening Attila the Hun, an army of gladiators, a Tyrannosaurus rex and other exhibits.

Starring: Ben Stiller, Jake Cherry, Carla Gugino, Robin Williams, Dick Van Dyke, Mickey Rooney, Bill Cobbs, Ricky Gervais, Kim Raver, Patrick Gallagher ..
Directed by: Shawn Levy
Release date: 2006-10-20
15.

Crank

5.5
6.9/10 IMDB

Chev Chelios, a hit man wanting to go straight, lets his latest target slip away. Then he awakes the next morning to a phone call that informs him he has been poisoned and has only an hour to live unless he keeps adrenaline coursing through his body while he searches for an antidote.

Starring: Jason Statham, Amy Smart, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Efren Ramirez, Dwight Yoakam, Carlos Sanz, Reno Wilson, Edi Gathegi, Glenn Howerton, Jay Xcala ..
Directed by: Brian Taylor, Mark Neveldine
Release date: 2006-08-31
16.

Cocaine Cowboys

5.5
7.8/10 IMDB

In the 1980s, ruthless Colombian cocaine barons invaded Miami with a brand of violence unseen in this country since Prohibition-era Chicago - and it put the city on the map. "Cocaine Cowboys" is the true story of how Miami became the drug, murder and cash capital of the United States, told by the people who made it all happen.

Starring: Jon Roberts, Jorge Ayala, Mickey Munday, Toni Mooney, Nelson Andreu, Al Sunshine ..
Directed by: Billy Corben
Release date: 2006-11-03
17.

Underworld: Evolution

5.5
6.7/10 IMDB

As the war between the vampires and the Lycans rages on, Selene, a former member of the Death Dealers (an elite vampire special forces unit that hunts werewolves), and Michael, the werewolf hybrid, work together in an effort to unlock the secrets of their respective bloodlines.

Starring: Kate Beckinsale, Scott Speedman, Tony Curran, Shane Brolly, Derek Jacobi, Bill Nighy, Steven Mackintosh, Zita Görög, Brian Steele, Scott McElroy ..
Directed by: Len Wiseman
Release date: 2006-01-12
18.

Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut

5.5
7.6/10 IMDB

Superman agrees to sacrifice his powers to start a relationship with Lois Lane, unaware that three Kryptonian criminals he inadvertently released are conquering Earth.

Starring: Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Gene Hackman, Ned Beatty, Marlon Brando, Jackie Cooper, Sarah Douglas, Jack O'Halloran, Valerie Perrine, Clifton James ..
Directed by: Richard Donner
Release date: 2006-11-02
19.

16 Blocks

5.4
6.6/10 IMDB

An aging cop is assigned the ordinary task of escorting a fast-talking witness from police custody to a courthouse, but they find themselves running the gauntlet as other forces try to prevent them from getting there.

Starring: Bruce Willis, Yasiin Bey, David Morse, Jenna Stern, David Zayas, Casey Sander, Cylk Cozart, Robert Racki, Patrick Garrow, Sasha Roiz ..
Directed by: Richard Donner
Release date: 2006-03-01
20.

Smokin' Aces

5.4
6.6/10 IMDB

When a Las Vegas performer-turned-snitch named Buddy Israel decides to turn state's evidence and testify against the mob, it seems that a whole lot of people would like to make sure he's no longer breathing.

Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Ray Liotta, Joseph Ruskin, Alex Rocco, Wayne Newton, Jeremy Piven, Ben Affleck, Martin Henderson, Common, Christopher Michael Holley ..
Directed by: Joe Carnahan
Release date: 2006-12-09
21.

Running Scared

5.2
7.3/10 IMDB

Joey Gazelle is a low level mobster whose job it is to dispose of "hot" guns from mob killings. But Joey has been hiding these guns in the drywall of his basement, instead of tossing them in the river. When Joey's son and his best friend, Oleg, witness Joey hiding some guns from a botched drug deal, Oleg steals one of the guns and shoots his abusive stepfather with it. Things are bad enough, but Oleg's stepfather happens to be the nephew of a psychotic Russian mob boss, who happens to be in business with Joey's crew on a gasoline scam. But now Joey's got a dirty cop from the botched drug deal on his case, not to mention the hot .38 out there on the street. As well as Oleg, who can connect Joey to the gun. And if Joey manages to make it through the night, he's still got to answer to his wife.

Starring: Paul Walker, Cameron Bright, Vera Farmiga, Chazz Palminteri, Karel Roden, Johnny Messner, Ivana Mili?evi?, Alex Neuberger, Michael Cudlitz, Bruce Altman ..
Directed by: Wayne Kramer
Release date: 2006-01-06
22.

Superman Returns

5.2
6.1/10 IMDB

Superman returns to discover his 5-year absence has allowed Lex Luthor to walk free, and that those he was closest to felt abandoned and have moved on. Luthor plots his ultimate revenge that could see millions killed and change the face of the planet forever, as well as ridding himself of the Man of Steel.

Starring: Brandon Routh, Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth, James Marsden, Parker Posey, Frank Langella, Sam Huntington, Eva Marie Saint, Marlon Brando, Kal Penn ..
Directed by: Bryan Singer
Release date: 2006-06-28
23.

The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift

5.2
6.0/10 IMDB

In order to avoid a jail sentence, Sean Boswell heads to Tokyo to live with his military father. In a low-rent section of the city, Shaun gets caught up in the underground world of drift racing

Starring: Lucas Black, Nathalie Kelley, Sung Kang, Shad Moss, Brian Tee, Leonardo Nam, Brian Goodman, Zachery Ty Bryan, Nikki Griffin, Jason Tobin ..
Directed by: Justin Lin
Release date: 2006-06-03
24.

Gridiron Gang

5.1
7.0/10 IMDB

Teenagers at a juvenile detention center, under the leadership of their counselor, gain self-esteem by playing football together.

Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Xzibit, L. Scott Caldwell, Leon Rippy, Kevin Dunn, Jade Yorker, David V. Thomas, Setu Taase, Mo McRae, James Earl ..
Directed by: Phil Joanou
Release date: 2006-09-15
25.

Undisputed II: Last Man Standing

5.1
7.0/10 IMDB

Heavyweight Champ George "Iceman" Chambers is sent to a Russian jail on trumped-up drug charges. In order to win his freedom he must fight against the jailhouse fighting champ Uri Boyka in a battle to the death. This time he is not fighting for a title, he is fighting for his life!

Starring: Michael Jai White, Scott Adkins, Ben Cross, Eli Danker, Mark Ivanir, Ken Lerner, Daisy Lang, Silvio Simac, Ivaylo Geraskov, Valentin Ganev ..
Directed by: Isaac Florentine
Release date: 2006-04-11
26.

Miami Vice

5.0
6.0/10 IMDB

A case involving drug lords and murder in South Florida takes a personal turn for undercover detectives Sonny Crockett and Ricardo Tubbs. Unorthodox Crockett gets involved romantically with the Chinese-Cuban wife of a trafficker of arms and drugs, while Tubbs deals with an assault on those he loves.

Starring: Jamie Foxx, Colin Farrell, Gong Li, Luis Tosar, Naomie Harris, Justin Theroux, Ciarán Hinds, John Ortiz, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Domenick Lombardozzi ..
Directed by: Michael Mann
Release date: 2006-07-27
27.

Jackass Number Two

5.0
7.0/10 IMDB

Jackass Number Two is a compilation of various stunts, pranks and skits, and essentially has no plot. Chris Pontius, Johnny Knoxville, Steve-O, Bam Margera, and the whole crew return to the screen to raise the stakes higher than ever before.

Starring: Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, Steve-O, Chris Pontius, Ryan Dunn, Dave England, Jason Acuña, Preston Lacy, Ehren McGhehey, Brandon DiCamillo ..
Directed by: Jeff Tremaine
Release date: 2006-09-22
Best Action Movies of 2006 : Poseidon
28.

Poseidon

4.9
5.7/10 IMDB

A packed cruise ship traveling the Atlantic is hit and overturned by a massive wave, compelling the passengers to begin a dramatic fight for their lives.

Starring: Kurt Russell, Richard Dreyfuss, Josh Lucas, Jacinda Barrett, Emmy Rossum, Mike Vogel, Mía Maestro, Jimmy Bennett, Andre Braugher, Freddy Rodríguez ..
Directed by: Wolfgang Petersen
Release date: 2006-05-10
29.

Tristan & Isolde

4.9
6.8/10 IMDB

An affair between the second in line to Britain's throne and the princess of the feuding Irish spells doom for the young lovers.

Starring: James Franco, Sophia Myles, Rufus Sewell, David O'Hara, Mark Strong, Henry Cavill, Bronagh Gallagher, Ronan Vibert, Lucy Russell, JB Blanc ..
Directed by: Kevin Reynolds
Release date: 2006-04-07
30.

Ultimate Avengers: The Movie

4.9
6.6/10 IMDB

When a nuclear missile was fired at Washington in 1945, Captain America managed to detonate it in the upper atmosphere. But then he fell miles into the icy depths of the North Atlantic, where he remained lost for over sixty years. But now, with the world facing the very same evil, Captain America must rise again as our last hope for survival.

Starring: Justin Gross, Grey DeLisle, Michael Massee, Olivia d'Abo, Marc Worden, Nan McNamara, Nolan North, Andre Ware, David Boat, Fred Tatasciore ..
Directed by: Curt Geda, Steven E. Gordon, Bob Richardson
Release date: 2006-02-21
31.

Flyboys

4.9
6.5/10 IMDB

The adventures of the Lafayette Escadrille, young Americans who volunteered for the French military before the U.S. entered World War I, and became the country's first fighter pilots.

Starring: James Franco, David Ellison, Jean Reno, Philip Winchester, Abdul Salis, Todd Boyce, Karen Ford, Mac McDonald, Scott Hazell, Ruth Bradley ..
Directed by: Tony Bill
Release date: 2006-09-22
32.

The Pink Panther

4.8
5.6/10 IMDB

When the coach of the France soccer team is killed by a poisoned dart in the stadium in the end of a game, and his expensive and huge ring with the diamond Pink Panther disappears, the ambitious Chief Inspector Dreyfus assigns the worst police inspector Jacques Clouseau to the case.

Starring: Steve Martin, Kevin Kline, Jean Reno, Beyoncé, Emily Mortimer, Henry Czerny, Kristin Chenoweth, Roger Rees, William Abadie, Jason Statham ..
Directed by: Shawn Levy
Release date: 2006-02-10
33.

Seraphim Falls

4.8
6.6/10 IMDB

The Civil War has ended, but Colonel Morsman Carver is on one final mission – to kill Gideon, no matter what it takes. Launched by a gunshot and propelled by rage, the relentless pursuit takes the two men through frigid snow-capped mountains and arid deserts, far from the comforts and codes of civilisation, into the bloodiest recesses of their own souls.

Starring: Liam Neeson, Pierce Brosnan, Michael Wincott, Xander Berkeley, Ed Lauter, Kevin J. O'Connor, John Robinson, Anjelica Huston, Angie Harmon, Tom Noonan ..
Directed by: David Von Ancken
Release date: 2006-09-13
Best Action Movies of 2006 : Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut
34.

Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut

4.7
7.6/10 IMDB

Kryptonian villain General Zod (Terence Stamp) and his henchmen are accidentally freed from their outer-space imprisonment and threaten Earth with destruction, just as Superman (Christopher Reeve) decides to renounce his superpowers for his new love, Lois Lane (Margot Kidder). This alternate version of the film is based on footage shot by director Richard Donner before being replaced on the project, and it includes material not seen in the film's original 1980 release.

Starring: Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman, Marlon Brando, Margot Kidder, Ned Beatty, Jackie Cooper, Sarah Douglas, Jack O'Halloran, Valerie Perrine, Clifton James ..
Directed by: Richard Donner, Richard Lester
Release date: 2006-11-28
35.

Big Nothing

4.7
6.7/10 IMDB

A frustrated, unemployed teacher joins forces with a scammer and his girlfriend in a blackmailing scheme.

Starring: David Schwimmer, Simon Pegg, Natascha McElhone, Jon Polito, Mimi Rogers, William Rosenfeld, Alice Eve, Julian Glover, Shauna Shim, Sarah Edmondson ..
Directed by: Jean-Baptiste Andrea
Release date: 2006-12-01
36.

Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo

4.6
7.0/10 IMDB

America's coolest heroes, the Teen Titans, go to Tokyo to track down the mysterious Japanese criminal Brushogun.

Starring: Greg Cipes, Khary Payton, Tara Strong, Hynden Walch, Robert Ito, Janice Kawaye, Yuri Lowenthal, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Keone Young, Scott Menville ..
Directed by: Michael Chang, Ben Jones, Matt Youngberg
Release date: 2006-09-15
Best Action Movies of 2006 : Kiwi!
37.

Kiwi!

4.6
7.9/10 IMDB

The story of a Kiwi who spends his whole life working towards achieving his dream.

Directed by: Dony Permedi
Release date: 2006-01-01
38.

The Sentinel

4.5
6.1/10 IMDB

A secret service agent is framed as the mole in an assassination attempt on the president. He must clear his name and foil another assassination attempt while on the run from a relentless FBI agent.

Starring: Michael Douglas, Kiefer Sutherland, Eva Longoria, Martin Donovan, Kim Basinger, Ritchie Coster, Blair Brown, David Rasche, Kristin Lehman, Raynor Scheine ..
Directed by: Clark Johnson
Release date: 2006-04-19
39.

Snakes on a Plane

4.5
5.5/10 IMDB

America is on the search for the murderer Eddie Kim. Sean Jones must fly to L.A. to testify in a hearing against Kim. Accompanied by FBI agent Neville Flynn, the flight receives some unexpected visitors.

Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Julianna Margulies, Kenan Thompson, Nathan Phillips, Rachel Blanchard, Flex Alexander, Keith Dallas, Lin Shaye, Bruce James, Sunny Mabrey ..
Directed by: David R. Ellis
Release date: 2006-08-17
Best Action Movies of 2006 : Waist Deep
40.

Waist Deep

4.5
5.8/10 IMDB

An ex-convict (Tyrese) gets tangled up with a gang after his car is hijacked with his son inside.

Starring: Tyrese Gibson, Meagan Good, Larenz Tate, Henry Hunter Hall, Jayceon Terrell Taylor, William Duffy, Shawn Parr, Kimora Lee, Johnny C. Pruitt, Darris Love ..
Directed by: Vondie Curtis-Hall
Release date: 2006-06-23
41.

Annapolis

4.4
5.8/10 IMDB

Jake Huard, from a shipbuilders family, promised his dying mother he'ld make it to Anapolis Naval Academy. Thanks to tenaciously bugging a Congressman, he's selected despite dubious grades. Once inside, Jake soon proves sub-standard academically. Constantly challenged to his limits, repeatedly made the 'over-cocky' reason for the entire class to suffer, Jake nearly quits, but after facing his utterly un-supportive father's gloating returns just in time. Stubborn Jake finds support withs mates as well as Senor Ali, his lover-to-be, and a discipline he may excel in: the 'brigade' boxing tournament, open to all ranks.

Starring: James Franco, Donnie Wahlberg, Jim Parrack, Tyrese Gibson, Jordana Brewster, Vicellous Reon Shannon, Macka Foley, Chi McBride, Roger Fan, McCaleb Burnett ..
Directed by: Justin Lin
Release date: 2006-01-27
Best Action Movies of 2006 : Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut
42.

Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut

4.4
7.6/10 IMDB

A 2006 re-edited director's cut of the 1980 film Superman II. It features a significant amount of lost footage, shot by the original director Richard Donner in 1977, before he was taken off the project and replaced by Richard Lester.

Starring: Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman, Marlon Brando, Ned Beatty, Jackie Cooper, Sarah Douglas, Margot Kidder, Jack O'Halloran, Valerie Perrine, Clifton James ..
Directed by: Richard Donner
Release date: 2006-11-02
43.

The Librarian: Return to King Solomon's Mines

4.4
6.1/10 IMDB

After retrieving the Crystal Skull in Utah, Flynn Carsen receives a map in the mail with the secret location of King Solomon's Mines. When the scroll is stolen, Judson explains the power of the Key of Solomon's book and assigns Flynn to retrieve the map. The map is useless without the legend piece to decipher it, which is located in Volubilis near the Roman ruins in Morocco. Flynn heads to Casablanca to the ruins where he is chased by a group of mercenaries leaded by General Samir. They too want to find the location of King Solomon's mines. Flynn teams-up with Professor Emily Davenport working in the dig and they escape from General Samir and his men. While traveling to Gedi, they save the local Jomo from death and the trio faces a dangerous journey through the wild Africa.

Starring: Noah Wyle, Gabrielle Anwar, Bob Newhart, Jane Curtin, Olympia Dukakis, Peter Butler, Erick Avari, Hakeem Kae-Kazim, Robert Foxworth, Zahn McClarnon ..
Directed by: Jonathan Frakes
Release date: 2006-09-09
44.

Eragon

4.3
5.1/10 IMDB

In his homeland of Alagaesia, a farm boy happens upon a dragon's egg -- a discovery that leads him on a predestined journey where he realized he's the one person who can defend his home against an evil king.

Starring: Ed Speleers, Jeremy Irons, Sienna Guillory, Robert Carlyle, Djimon Hounsou, Garrett Hedlund, Joss Stone, Rachel Weisz, John Malkovich, Alun Armstrong ..
Directed by: Stefen Fangmeier
Release date: 2006-12-14
45.

Bandidas

4.3
5.7/10 IMDB

Set in the late 19th century. When a ruthless robber baron takes away everything they cherish, a rough-and-tumble, idealistic peasant and a sophisticated heiress embark on a quest for justice, vengeance…and a few good heists.

Starring: Penélope Cruz, Salma Hayek, Dwight Yoakam, Steve Zahn, Denis Arndt, Audra Blaser, Sam Shepard, Ismael 'East' Carlo, Gary Carlos Cervantes, José María Negri ..
Directed by: Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg
Release date: 2006-01-18
46.

Firewall

4.3
5.8/10 IMDB

State-of-the-art security system creator, Jack Stanfield has cemented his reputation as a man who's thought of everything. But when a criminal finds a way into Jack's personal life, everything Jack holds dear is suddenly at stake.

Starring: Harrison Ford, Paul Bettany, Virginia Madsen, Carly Schroeder, Jimmy Bennett, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Robert Patrick, Robert Forster, Alan Arkin, Matthew Currie Holmes ..
Directed by: Richard Loncraine
Release date: 2006-02-08
47.

Catch a Fire

4.2
6.7/10 IMDB

The true story of anti-apartheid activists in South Africa, and particularly the life of Patrick Chamusso, a timid foreman at Secunda CTL, the largest synthetic fuel plant in the world. Patrick is wrongly accused, imprisoned and tortured for an attempt to bomb the plant, with the injustice transforming the apolitical worker into a radicalised insurgent, who then carries out his own successful sabotage mission.

Starring: Tim Robbins, Derek Luke, Bonnie Mbuli, Mncedisi Shabangu, Tumisho Masha, Sithembiso Khumalo, Terry Pheto, Michele Burgers, Mpho Lovinga, Jessica Anstey ..
Directed by: Phillip Noyce
Release date: 2006-10-27
48.

My Super Ex-Girlfriend

4.2
5.2/10 IMDB

When New York architect Matt Saunders dumps his new girlfriend Jenny Johnson - a smart, sexy and reluctant superhero known as G-Girl - she uses her powers to make his life a living hell!

Starring: Uma Thurman, Luke Wilson, Anna Faris, Eddie Izzard, Rainn Wilson, Stelio Savante, John Smith, Wanda Sykes, Margaret Anne Florence, Catherine Reitman ..
Directed by: Ivan Reitman
Release date: 2006-07-20
49.

WWE WrestleMania 22

4.2
7.7/10 IMDB

WrestleMania 22 was the twenty-second annual WrestleMania PPV. It was presented by Snickers and took place on April 2, 2006 at the Allstate Arena in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont, Illinois. The main match on the Raw brand was John Cena versus Triple H for the WWE Championship. The predominant match on the SmackDown! brand was a Triple Threat match for the World Heavyweight Championship between Kurt Angle, Rey Mysterio, and Randy Orton. Featured matches on the undercard included a No Holds Barred match between Shawn Michaels and Vince McMahon, a Casket match between The Undertaker and Mark Henry, a WWE Women's Championship match between Mickie James and Trish Stratus and an interpromotional Money in the Bank ladder match featuring six participants. Tickets sold out in under two minutes, grossing US$2.5 million for the event, making it the highest grossing one-day event at the Allstate Arena. More than 17,155 people attended, with millions more watching in more than 90 countries.

Starring: Paul Michael Lévesque, John Cena, Kurt Angle, Óscar Gutiérrez, Randy Orton, Torrie Wilson, Candice Michelle, Michael Hickenbottom, Vince McMahon, Mark Calaway ..
Directed by: Kevin Dunn
Release date: 2006-04-02
50.

Payback: Straight Up

4.2
7.4/10 IMDB

Porter is shot by his wife and best friend and is left to die. When he survives he plots revenge.

Starring: Mel Gibson, Gregg Henry, Maria Bello ..
Directed by: Brian Helgeland
Release date: 2006-10-21

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