Best Adventure Movies of 2006

1.

Casino Royale

6.6
8.0/10

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.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

6.4
7.3/10

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
3.

Apocalypto

6.2
7.8/10

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
4.

Cars

5.9
7.1/10

Lightning McQueen, a hotshot rookie race car driven to succeed, discovers that life is about the journey, not the finish line, when he finds himself unexpectedly detoured in the sleepy Route 66 town of Radiator Springs. On route across the country to the big Piston Cup Championship in California to compete against two seasoned pros, McQueen gets to know the town's offbeat characters.

Starring: Owen Wilson, Paul Newman, Bonnie Hunt, Larry the Cable Guy, Tony Shalhoub
Directed by: John Lasseter
Release date: 2006-06-08
5.

Eight Below

5.8
7.3/10

In the Antarctic, after an expedition with Dr. Davis McClaren, the sled dog trainer Jerry Shepherd has to leave the polar base with his colleagues due to the proximity of a heavy snow storm. He ties his dogs to be rescued after, but the mission is called-off and the dogs are left alone at their own fortune. For six months, Jerry tries to find a sponsor for a rescue mission.

Starring: Paul Walker, Bruce Greenwood, Moon Bloodgood, Jason Biggs, Gerard Plunkett
Directed by: Frank Marshall
Release date: 2006-02-17
6.

The Fountain

5.8
7.3/10

Spanning over one thousand years, and three parallel stories, The Fountain is a story of love, death, spirituality, and the fragility of our existence in this world.

Starring: Hugh Jackman, Rachel Weisz, Ellen Burstyn, Mark Margolis, Stephen McHattie
Directed by: Darren Aronofsky
Release date: 2006-09-06
7.

Mission: Impossible III

5.8
6.9/10

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.

Ice Age: The Meltdown

5.8
6.8/10

Diego, Manny and Sid return in this sequel to the hit animated movie Ice Age. This time around, the deep freeze is over, and the ice-covered earth is starting to melt, which will destroy the trio's cherished valley. The impending disaster prompts them to reunite and warn all the other beasts about the desperate situation.

Starring: Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Queen Latifah, Seann William Scott
Directed by: Carlos Saldanha
Release date: 2006-03-29
9.

X-Men: The Last Stand

5.6
6.7/10

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
Directed by: Brett Ratner
Release date: 2006-05-24
10.

Night at the Museum

5.6
6.4/10

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
11.

16 Blocks

5.4
6.6/10

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
Directed by: Richard Donner
Release date: 2006-03-01
12.

Idiocracy

5.3
6.6/10

To test its top-secret Human Hibernation Project, the Pentagon picks the most average Americans it can find - an Army private and a prostitute - and sends them to the year 2505 after a series of freak events. But when they arrive, they find a civilization so dumbed-down that they're the smartest people around.

Starring: Luke Wilson, Maya Rudolph, Dax Shepard, Terry Crews, Anthony 'Citric' Campos
Directed by: Mike Judge
Release date: 2006-09-01
13.

Rescue Dawn

5.2
7.3/10

A US Fighter pilot's epic struggle of survival after being shot down on a mission over Laos during the Vietnam War.

Starring: Christian Bale, Steve Zahn, Marshall Bell, Toby Huss, Pat Healy
Directed by: Werner Herzog
Release date: 2006-09-09
14.

Open Season

5.2
6.1/10

Boog, a domesticated 900lb. Grizzly bear finds himself stranded in the woods 3 days before Open Season. Forced to rely on Elliot, a fast-talking mule deer, the two form an unlikely friendship and must quickly rally other forest animals if they are to form a rag-tag army against the hunters.

Starring: Martin Lawrence, Ashton Kutcher, Gary Sinise, Debra Messing, Billy Connolly
Directed by: Roger Allers, Jill Culton, Anthony Stacchi
Release date: 2006-09-29
15.

Arthur and the Invisibles

5.1
6.0/10

Arthur is a spirited ten-year old whose parents are away looking for work, whose eccentric grandfather has been missing for several years, and who lives with his grandmother in a country house that, in two days, will be repossessed, torn down, and turned into a block of flats unless Arthur's grandfather returns to sign some papers and pay off the family debt. Arthur discovers that the key to success lies in his own descent into the land of the Minimoys, creatures no larger than a tooth, whom his grandfather helped relocate to their garden. Somewhere among them is hidden a pile of rubies, too. Can Arthur be of stout heart and save the day? Romance beckons as well, and a villain lurks.

Starring: Freddie Highmore, Mia Farrow, Ron Crawford, Penny Balfour, Jason Bateman
Directed by: Luc Besson
Release date: 2006-12-13
16.

Superman Returns

5.1
6.0/10

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 Guardian

4.9
6.9/10

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
Directed by: Andrew Davis
Release date: 2006-09-28
18.

Ultimate Avengers

4.9
6.7/10

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
Directed by: Curt Geda, Steven E. Gordon, Bob Richardson
Release date: 2006-02-21
19.

Poseidon

4.9
5.6/10

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
Directed by: Wolfgang Petersen
Release date: 2006-05-12
20.

Flyboys

4.8
6.5/10

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
Directed by: Tony Bill
Release date: 2006-09-22

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