Best Crime Movies of 2006

1.

The Departed

6.9

To take down South Boston's Irish Mafia, the police send in one of their own to infiltrate the underworld, not realizing the syndicate has done likewise. While an undercover cop curries favor with the mob kingpin, a career criminal rises through the police ranks. But both sides soon discover there's a mole among them.

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg, Martin Sheen
Directed by: Martin Scorsese
Release date: 2006-10-05
2.

Lucky Number Slevin

6.3

Slevin is mistakenly put in the middle of a personal war between the city’s biggest criminal bosses. Under constant watch, Slevin must try not to get killed by an infamous assassin and come up with an idea of how to get out of his current dilemma. A film with many twists and turns.

Starring: Josh Hartnett, Bruce Willis, Lucy Liu, Morgan Freeman, Ben Kingsley
Directed by: Paul McGuigan
Release date: 2006-02-24
3.

Inside Man

6.2

Bank robber Dalton Russell enters a Manhattan bank, locks the doors and takes hostages, working methodically and without haste. Detective Frazier is assigned to negotiate, but his mind is occupied with the corruption charges he is facing. With an army of police surrounding the bank, the thief, the cop and a high-profile 'fixer' enter high-stakes negotiations.

Starring: Denzel Washington, Clive Owen, Jodie Foster, Christopher Plummer, Willem Dafoe
Directed by: Spike Lee
Release date: 2006-03-23
4.

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

6.1

Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, born in the stench of 18th century Paris, develops a superior olfactory sense, which he uses to create the world's finest perfumes. However, his work takes a dark turn as he tries to preserve scents in the search for the ultimate perfume.

Starring: Ben Whishaw, Simon Chandler, David Calder, Richard Felix, Birgit Minichmayr
Directed by: Tom Tykwer
Release date: 2006-09-13
5.

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
6.

This Is England

5.5

A story about a troubled boy growing up in England, set in 1983. He comes across a few skinheads on his way home from school, after a fight. They become his new best friends even like family. Based on experiences of director Shane Meadows.

Starring: Thomas Turgoose, Stephen Graham, Jo Hartley, Andrew Shim, Vicky McClure
Directed by: Shane Meadows
Release date: 2006-09-12
7.

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
8.

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
9.

Saw III

5.1

Jigsaw has disappeared. Along with his new apprentice Amanda, the puppet-master behind the cruel, intricate games that have terrified a community and baffled police has once again eluded capture and vanished. While city detective scramble to locate him, Doctor Lynn Denlon and Jeff Reinhart are unaware that they are about to become the latest pawns on his vicious chessboard.

Starring: Tobin Bell, Shawnee Smith, Angus Macfadyen, Bahar Soomekh, Dina Meyer
Directed by: Darren Lynn Bousman
Release date: 2006-10-27
10.

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
11.

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
12.

A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints

5.0

Dito Montiel, a successful author, receives a call from his long-suffering mother, asking him to return home and visit his ailing father. Dito recalls his childhood growing up in a violent neighborhood in Queens, N.Y., with friends Antonio, Giuseppe, Nerf and Mike.

Starring: Shia LaBeouf, Channing Tatum, Robert Downey Jr., Rosario Dawson, Melonie Diaz
Directed by: Dito Montiel
Release date: 2006-09-29
13.

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
14.

Alpha Dog

4.9

Johnny Truelove likes to see himself as tough. He's the son of an underworld figure and a drug dealer. Johnny also likes to get tough when things don't go his way. When Jake Mazursky fails to pay up for Johnny, things get worse for the Mazursky family, as Johnny and his 'gang' kidnap Jake's 15 year old brother and holds him hostage. Problem now is what to do with 'stolen boy?'

Starring: Bruce Willis, Matthew Barry, Emile Hirsch, Justin Timberlake, Fernando Vargas
Directed by: Nick Cassavetes
Release date: 2006-01-27
15.

Smokin' Aces

4.8

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
Directed by: Joe Carnahan
Release date: 2006-12-09
16.

16 Blocks

4.8

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
17.

Big Nothing

4.8

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
Directed by: Jean-Baptiste Andrea
Release date: 2006-12-01
18.

Unknown

4.7

Five men wake up in a locked-down warehouse with no memory of who they are. They are forced to figure out who is good and who is bad to stay alive.

Starring: Jim Caviezel, Greg Kinnear, Bridget Moynahan, Joe Pantoliano, Barry Pepper
Directed by: Simon Brand
Release date: 2006-11-03
19.

Hollywoodland

4.7

The complicated life and controversial suicide of George Reeves is investigated by a fictional private detective who finds that there are reasons to suspect that Reeves may not have killed himself after all. The detective also finds that there is a little of George Reeves in himself, and maybe, each of us.

Starring: Adrien Brody, Diane Lane, Ben Affleck, Bob Hoskins, Lois Smith
Directed by: Allen Coulter
Release date: 2006-08-31
20.

Lonely Hearts

4.5
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Based on a true story. . . . In the late 1940s, Martha Beck and Raymond Fernandez were America’s notorious “Lonely Hearts Killers.” Their lethal scam was simple; they would swindle and then viciously murder lovelorn war widows who would answer their personal ads in which Ray would describe himself as a sexy Latin lover.
Starring: John Travolta, James Gandolfini, Salma Hayek, Jared Leto, Laura Dern
Directed by: Todd Robinson
Release date: 2006-04-30

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