Best Comedy Movies of 2006

1.

Little Miss Sunshine

6.3
7.8/10

A family loaded with quirky, colorful characters piles into an old van and road trips to California for little Olive to compete in a beauty pageant.

Starring: Greg Kinnear, Toni Collette, Steve Carell, Paul Dano, Abigail Breslin
Directed by: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris
Release date: 2006-07-26
2.

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
3.

The Devil Wears Prada

5.8
6.9/10

Andy moves to New York to work in the fashion industry. Her boss is extremely demanding, cruel and won't let her succeed if she doesn't fit into the high class elegant look of their magazine.

Starring: Anne Hathaway, Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, Stanley Tucci, Simon Baker
Directed by: David Frankel
Release date: 2006-06-30
4.

The Holiday

5.8
6.9/10

Two women, one from the United States and one from the United Kingdom, swap homes at Christmastime after bad breakups with their boyfriends. Each woman finds romance with a local man but realizes that the imminent return home may end the relationship.

Starring: Kate Winslet, Cameron Diaz, Jude Law, Jack Black, Eli Wallach
Directed by: Nancy Meyers
Release date: 2006-12-08
5.

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
6.

Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan

5.8
7.3/10

Kazakh journalist Borat Sagdiyev travels to America to make a documentary. As he zigzags across the nation, Borat meets real people in real situations with hysterical consequences. His backwards behavior generates strong reactions around him exposing prejudices and hypocrisies in American culture.

Starring: Sacha Baron Cohen, Ken Davitian, Luenell, Pamela Anderson, Bob Barr
Directed by: Larry Charles
Release date: 2006-11-01
7.

Over the Hedge

5.5
6.7/10

A scheming raccoon fools a mismatched family of forest creatures into helping him repay a debt of food, by invading the new suburban sprawl that popped up while they were hibernating – and learns a lesson about family himself.

Starring: Bruce Willis, Garry Shandling, Steve Carell, Wanda Sykes, William Shatner
Directed by: Tim Johnson, Karey Kirkpatrick
Release date: 2006-05-17
8.

Monster House

5.4
6.6/10

Monsters under the bed are scary enough, but what happens when an entire house is out to get you? Three teens aim to find out when they go up against a decrepit neighboring home and unlock its frightening secrets.

Starring: Ryan Newman, Steve Buscemi, Mitchel Musso, Sam Lerner, Spencer Locke
Directed by: Gil Kenan
Release date: 2006-07-21
9.

Little Children

5.4
7.5/10

The lives of two lovelorn spouses from separate marriages, a registered sex offender, and a disgraced ex-police officer intersect as they struggle to resist their vulnerabilities and temptations.

Starring: Kate Winslet, Patrick Wilson, Jennifer Connelly, Jackie Earle Haley, Noah Emmerich
Directed by: Todd Field
Release date: 2006-10-06
10.

She's the Man

5.3
6.4/10

Viola Johnson is in a real jam. Complications threaten her scheme to pose as her twin brother, Sebastian, and take his place at a new boarding school. She falls in love with her handsome roommate, Duke, who loves beautiful Olivia, who has fallen for Sebastian! As if that were not enough, Viola's twin returns from London ahead of schedule but has no idea that his sister has already replaced him on campus.

Starring: Amanda Bynes, Channing Tatum, Laura Ramsey, Vinnie Jones, David Cross
Directed by: Andy Fickman
Release date: 2006-03-17
11.

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
12.

Clerks II

5.2
7.4/10

A calamity at Dante and Randall's shops sends them looking for new horizons - but they ultimately settle at Mooby's, a fictional Disney-McDonald's-style fast-food empire.

Starring: Brian O'Halloran, Jeff Anderson, Jason Mewes, Kevin Smith, Rosario Dawson
Directed by: Kevin Smith
Release date: 2006-07-21
13.

Cashback

5.2
7.2/10

After a painful breakup, Ben develops insomnia. To kill time, he starts working the late night shift at the local supermarket, where his artistic imagination runs wild.

Starring: Sean Biggerstaff, Emilia Fox, Shaun Evans, Michael Dixon, Michelle Ryan
Directed by: Sean Ellis
Release date: 2006-09-10
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.

Wristcutters: A Love Story

5.1
7.3/10

Zia, distraught over breaking up with his girlfriend, decides to end it all. Unfortunately, he discovers that there is no real ending, only a run-down afterlife that is strikingly similar to his old one, just a bit worse. Discovering that his ex-girlfriend has also "offed" herself, he sets out on a road trip, with his Russian rocker friend, to find her. Their journey takes them through an absurd purgatory where they discover that being dead doesn't mean you have to stop livin'!

Starring: Patrick Fugit, Shannyn Sossamon, Shea Whigham, Leslie Bibb, Will Arnett
Directed by: Goran Dukic
Release date: 2006-01-24
16.

Grandma's Boy

5.0
7.0/10

Even though he's 35, Alex acts more like he's 13, spending his days as the world's oldest video game tester and his evenings developing the next big Xbox game. But he gets kicked out of his apartment and is forced to move in with his grandmother.

Starring: Linda Cardellini, Allen Covert, Peter Dante, Shirley Knight, Joel David Moore
Directed by: Nicholaus Goossen
Release date: 2006-01-06
17.

A Good Year

5.0
7.0/10

Failed London banker Max Skinner inherits his uncle's vineyard in Provence, where he spent many childhood holidays. Upon his arrival, he meets a woman from California who tells Max she is his long-lost cousin and that the property is hers.

Starring: Russell Crowe, Marion Cotillard, Albert Finney, Tom Hollander, Abbie Cornish
Directed by: Ridley Scott
Release date: 2006-09-09
18.

Take the Lead

4.9
6.7/10

A former professional dancer volunteers to teach dance in the New York public school system and, while his background first clashes with his students' tastes, together they create a completely new style of dance. Based on the story of ballroom dancer, Pierre Dulane.

Starring: Antonio Banderas, Rob Brown, Yaya DaCosta, Alfre Woodard, John Ortiz
Directed by: Liz Friedlander
Release date: 2006-03-17
19.

Penelope

4.9
6.8/10

Forlorn heiress Penelope Wilhern is cursed, and the only way out is to fall in love with someone of suitable stock. But how can she find her soul mate when she's sequestered inside her family's estate with only her parents to keep her company. This untraditional fairy tale about a girl who bucks convention to create her own happy ending.

Starring: Christina Ricci, James McAvoy, Catherine O'Hara, Reese Witherspoon, Peter Dinklage
Directed by: Mark Palansky
Release date: 2006-03-01
20.

Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny

4.9
6.8/10

In Venice Beach, naive Midwesterner JB bonds with local slacker KG and they form the rock band Tenacious D. Setting out to become the world's greatest band is no easy feat, so they set out to steal what could be the answer to their prayers... a magical guitar pick housed in a rock-and-roll museum some 300 miles away.

Starring: Jack Black, Kyle Gass, Ronnie James Dio, Tim Robbins, Meat Loaf
Directed by: Liam Lynch
Release date: 2006-11-22

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