Best Action Movies of 2006

1.

Casino Royale

6.6

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
Directed by: Martin Campbell
Release date: 2006-11-14
2.

V for Vendetta

6.6

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
Directed by: James McTeigue
Release date: 2006-03-15
3.

Children of Men

6.4

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
Directed by: Alfonso Cuarón
Release date: 2006-09-22
4.

Blood Diamond

6.4

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
Directed by: Edward Zwick
Release date: 2006-12-07
5.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

6.4

Captain Jack Sparrow works his way out of a blood debt with the ghostly Davey Jones, he also attempts to avoid eternal damnation.

Starring: Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Stellan Skarsgård, Bill Nighy
Directed by: Gore Verbinski
Release date: 2006-06-20
6.

Apocalypto

6.2

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
Directed by: Mel Gibson
Release date: 2006-12-07
7.

Mission: Impossible III

5.8

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
Directed by: J.J. Abrams
Release date: 2006-05-03
8.

Déjà Vu

5.8

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
Directed by: Tony Scott
Release date: 2006-11-22
9.

X-Men: The Last Stand

5.6

When a cure is found to treat mutations, lines are drawn amongst the X-Men and The Brotherhood, a band of powerful mutants organized under Xavier's former ally, Magneto.

Starring: Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Famke Janssen
Directed by: Brett Ratner
Release date: 2006-05-24
10.

Letters from Iwo Jima

5.6

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, Shidou Nakamura
Directed by: Clint Eastwood
Release date: 2006-12-19
11.

Crank

5.6

Professional assassin Chev Chelios learns his rival has injected him with a poison that will kill him if his heart rate drops.

Starring: Jason Statham, Amy Smart, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Efren Ramirez, Dwight Yoakam
Directed by: Brian Taylor, Mark Neveldine
Release date: 2006-08-31
12.

Night at the Museum

5.5

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
Directed by: Shawn Levy
Release date: 2006-10-20
13.

Underworld: Evolution

5.4

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
Directed by: Len Wiseman
Release date: 2006-01-12
14.

United 93

5.3

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
Directed by: Paul Greengrass
Release date: 2006-04-28
15.

Running Scared

5.3
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After a drug-op gone bad, Joey Gazelle is put in charge of disposing the gun that shot a dirty cop. But things goes wrong for Joey after the neighbor kid stole the gun and used it to shoot his abusive father. Now Joey has to find the kid and the gun before the police and the mob find them first.
Starring: Paul Walker, Cameron Bright, Vera Farmiga, Chazz Palminteri, Karel Roden
Directed by: Wayne Kramer
Release date: 2006-01-06
16.

Superman Returns

5.1

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
Directed by: Bryan Singer
Release date: 2006-06-28
17.

The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift

5.1

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
Directed by: Justin Lin
Release date: 2006-06-03
18.

Undisputed II: Last Man Standing

5.0

Sequel to the 2002 film. This time, Heavyweight Champ George "Iceman" Chambers (White) 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 (Adkins) 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
Directed by: Isaac Florentine
Release date: 2006-04-11
19.

Gridiron Gang

5.0

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
Directed by: Phil Joanou
Release date: 2006-09-15
20.

Cocaine Cowboys

4.9

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
Directed by: Billy Corben
Release date: 2006-04-26

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