Best Drama Movies of 2006

1.

The Departed

7.0
8.5/10 IMDB

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, Ray Winstone, Vera Farmiga, Anthony Anderson, Alec Baldwin, Kevin Corrigan ..
Directed by: Martin Scorsese
Release date: 2006-10-04
2.

The Prestige

6.8
8.5/10 IMDB

A mysterious story of two magicians whose intense rivalry leads them on a life-long battle for supremacy -- full of obsession, deceit and jealousy with dangerous and deadly consequences.

Starring: Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Scarlett Johansson, Andy Serkis, Samantha Mahurin, David Bowie, Piper Perabo, Rebecca Hall, Daniel Davis ..
Directed by: Christopher Nolan
Release date: 2006-10-19
3.

The Pursuit of Happyness

6.6
8.0/10 IMDB

A struggling salesman takes custody of his son as he's poised to begin a life-changing professional career.

Starring: Will Smith, Jaden Smith, Thandiwe Newton, Brian Howe, James Karen, Kurt Fuller, Dan Castellaneta, Joe Nunez, David Fine, Takayo Fischer ..
Directed by: Gabriele Muccino
Release date: 2006-12-14
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: 2006-01-26
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.

Little Miss Sunshine

6.3
7.8/10 IMDB

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, Alan Arkin, Bryan Cranston, Beth Grant, Wallace Langham, Matt Winston ..
Directed by: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris
Release date: 2006-07-26
7.

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
8.

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
9.

Once

6.2
7.8/10 IMDB

A vacuum repairman moonlights as a street musician and hopes for his big break. One day a Czech immigrant, who earns a living selling flowers, approaches him with the news that she is also an aspiring singer-songwriter. The pair decide to collaborate, and the songs that they compose reflect the story of their blossoming love.

Starring: Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová, Hugh Walsh, Gerard Hendrick, Alaistair Foley, Geoff Minogue, Bill Hodnett, Danuse Ktrestova, Darren Healy, Mal Whyte ..
Directed by: John Carney
Release date: 2006-07-15
10.

Lucky Number Slevin

6.2
7.7/10 IMDB

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.

Starring: Josh Hartnett, Bruce Willis, Lucy Liu, Morgan Freeman, Ben Kingsley, Michael Rubenfeld, Peter Outerbridge, Stanley Tucci, Kevin Chamberlin, Dorian Missick ..
Directed by: Paul McGuigan
Release date: 2006-02-24
11.

The Last King of Scotland

6.2
7.7/10 IMDB

Young Scottish doctor, Nicholas Garrigan decides it's time for an adventure after he finishes his formal education, so he decides to try his luck in Uganda, and arrives during the downfall of President Obote. General Idi Amin comes to power and asks Garrigan to become his personal doctor.

Starring: Forest Whitaker, James McAvoy, Simon McBurney, Gillian Anderson, Kerry Washington, David Oyelowo, Abby Mukiibi Nkaaga, Adam Kotz, Barbara Rafferty, David Ashton ..
Directed by: Kevin Macdonald
Release date: 2006-01-12
12.

Inside Man

6.2
7.6/10 IMDB

When an armed, masked gang enter a Manhattan bank, lock the doors and take hostages, the detective assigned to effect their release enters negotiations preoccupied with corruption charges he is facing.

Starring: Denzel Washington, Clive Owen, Jodie Foster, Christopher Plummer, Willem Dafoe, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Kim Director, James Ransone, Carlos Andrés Gómez, Bernie Rachelle ..
Directed by: Spike Lee
Release date: 2006-03-17
13.

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

6.1
7.5/10 IMDB

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, Sian Thomas, Michael Smiley, Alvaro Roque, Franck Lefeuvre, Sam Douglas ..
Directed by: Tom Tykwer
Release date: 2006-09-13
14.

The Illusionist

6.1
7.6/10 IMDB

With his eye on a lovely aristocrat, a gifted illusionist named Eisenheim uses his powers to win her away from her betrothed, a crown prince. But Eisenheim's scheme creates tumult within the monarchy and ignites the suspicion of a dogged inspector.

Starring: Edward Norton, Paul Giamatti, Jessica Biel, Rufus Sewell, Eddie Marsan, Jake Wood, Tom Fisher, Karl Johnson, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Eleanor Tomlinson ..
Directed by: Neil Burger
Release date: 2006-08-18
15.

Stranger Than Fiction

6.1
7.6/10 IMDB

Harold Crick is a lonely IRS agent whose mundane existence is transformed when he hears a mysterious voice narrating his life.

Starring: Will Ferrell, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Dustin Hoffman, Emma Thompson, Queen Latifah, Ricky Adams, Denise Hughes, Christian Stolte, William Dick, Tony Hale ..
Directed by: Marc Forster
Release date: 2006-09-09
16.

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
17.

Babel

6.0
7.5/10 IMDB

In Babel, a tragic incident involving an American couple in Morocco sparks a chain of events for four families in different countries throughout the world. In the struggle to overcome isolation, fear, and displacement, each character discovers that it is family that ultimately provides solace. In the remote sands of the Moroccan desert, a rifle shot rings out detonating a chain of events that will link an American tourist couples frantic struggle to survive, two Moroccan boys involved in an accidental crime, a nanny illegally crossing into Mexico with two American children and a Japanese teen rebel whose father is sought by the police in Tokyo. Separated by clashing cultures and sprawling distances, each of these four disparate groups of people are nevertheless hurtling towards a shared destiny of isolation and grief.

Starring: Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Gael García Bernal, Peter Wight, Harriet Walter, Michael Maloney, Dermot Crowley, Rinko Kikuchi, Elle Fanning, Trevor Martin ..
Directed by: Alejandro González Iñárritu
Release date: 2006-09-08
18.

The Devil Wears Prada

5.9
6.9/10 IMDB

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: Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Emily Blunt, Stanley Tucci, Simon Baker, Adrian Grenier, Tracie Thoms, Rich Sommer, Daniel Sunjata, David Marshall Grant ..
Directed by: David Frankel
Release date: 2006-06-29
19.

Eight Below

5.9
7.3/10 IMDB

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, August Schellenberg, Wendy Crewson, Belinda Metz, Connor Christopher Levins, Duncan Fraser ..
Directed by: Frank Marshall
Release date: 2006-02-17
20.

The Fountain

5.8
7.2/10 IMDB

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, Fernando Hernandez, Sean Patrick Thomas, Donna Murphy, Ethan Suplee, Richard McMillan ..
Directed by: Darren Aronofsky
Release date: 2006-11-22
21.

Flags of Our Fathers

5.8
7.1/10 IMDB

There were five Marines and one Navy Corpsman photographed raising the U.S. flag on Mt. Suribachi by Joe Rosenthal on February 23, 1945. This is the story of three of the six surviving servicemen - John 'Doc' Bradley, Pvt. Rene Gagnon and Pvt. Ira Hayes - who fought in the battle to take Iwo Jima from the Japanese.

Starring: Ryan Phillippe, Adam Beach, Jesse Bradford, John Benjamin Hickey, John Slattery, Barry Pepper, Jamie Bell, Paul Walker, Robert Patrick, Neal McDonough ..
Directed by: Clint Eastwood
Release date: 2006-10-18
22.

The Guardian

5.7
6.8/10 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
23.

Rocky Balboa

5.7
7.1/10 IMDB

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
24.

The Lake House

5.6
6.8/10 IMDB

A lonely doctor who once occupied an unusual lakeside home begins exchanging love letters with its former resident, a frustrated architect. They must try to unravel the mystery behind their extraordinary romance before it's too late.

Starring: Keanu Reeves, Sandra Bullock, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Christopher Plummer, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Willeke van Ammelrooy, Dylan Walsh, Lynn Collins, Mike Bacarella, Kevin M. Brennan ..
Directed by: Alejandro Agresti
Release date: 2006-06-16
25.

The Fall

5.6
7.8/10 IMDB

In a hospital on the outskirts of 1920s Los Angeles, an injured stuntman begins to tell a fellow patient, a little girl with a broken arm, a fantastic story about 5 mythical heroes. Thanks to his fractured state of mind and her vivid imagination, the line between fiction and reality starts to blur as the tale advances.

Starring: Catinca Untaru, Lee Pace, Justine Waddell, Kim Uylenbroek, Aiden Lithgow, Sean Gilder, Ronald France, Andrew Roussouw, Michael Huff, Grant Swanby ..
Directed by: Tarsem Singh
Release date: 2006-01-01
26.

A Good Year

5.6
6.9/10 IMDB

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, Freddie Highmore, Didier Bourdon, Isabelle Candelier, Archie Panjabi, Rafe Spall ..
Directed by: Ridley Scott
Release date: 2006-09-09
27.

This Is England

5.5
7.7/10 IMDB

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, Joseph Gilgun, Perry Benson, Andrew Ellis, Jack O'Connell, Rosamund Hanson ..
Directed by: Shane Meadows
Release date: 2006-09-12
28.

Alpha Dog

5.5
6.9/10 IMDB

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, Vincent Kartheiser, Shawn Hatosy, Alex Solowitz, Alec Vigil, Harry Dean Stanton ..
Directed by: Nick Cassavetes
Release date: 2006-01-27
29.

Step Up

5.5
6.5/10 IMDB

Everyone deserves a chance to follow their dreams, but some people only get one shot. Tyler Gage is a rebel from the wrong side of Baltimore's tracks and the only thing that stands between him and an unfulfilled life are his dreams of one day making it out of there. Nora is a privileged ballet dancer attending Baltimore's ultra-elite Maryland School of the Arts

Starring: Channing Tatum, Jenna Dewan, Damaine Radcliff, De'Shawn Washington, Mario, Drew Sidora, Rachel Griffiths, Josh Henderson, Tim Lacatena, Alyson Stoner ..
Directed by: Anne Fletcher
Release date: 2006-08-11
30.

The Wind That Shakes the Barley

5.4
7.5/10 IMDB

In 1920s Ireland young doctor Damien O'Donovan prepares to depart for a new job in a London hospital. As he says his goodbyes at a friend's farm, British Black and Tans arrive, and a young man is killed. Damien joins his brother Teddy in the Irish Republican Army, but political events are soon set in motion that tear the brothers apart.

Starring: Cillian Murphy, Pádraic Delaney, Liam Cunningham, Orla Fitzgerald, Gerard Kearney, William Ruane, Roger Allam, Laurence Barry, Sabrina Barry, Kieran Aherne ..
Directed by: Ken Loach
Release date: 2006-03-23
31.

Marie Antoinette

5.4
6.5/10 IMDB

The retelling of France's iconic but ill-fated queen, Marie Antoinette. From her betrothal and marriage to Louis XVI at 15 to her reign as queen at 19 and ultimately the fall of Versailles.

Starring: Kirsten Dunst, Jason Schwartzman, Judy Davis, Rip Torn, Rose Byrne, Asia Argento, Molly Shannon, Shirley Henderson, Danny Huston, Marianne Faithfull ..
Directed by: Sofia Coppola
Release date: 2006-05-24
32.

Shooting Dogs

5.4
7.6/10 IMDB

Two westerners, a priest and a teacher find themselves in the middle of the Rwandan genocide and face a moral dilemna. Do they place themselves in danger and protect the refugees, or escape the country with their lives? Based on a true story.

Starring: John Hurt, Hugh Dancy, Dominique Horwitz, Nicola Walker, David Gyasi, Steve Toussaint, Clare-Hope Ashitey, Susan Nalwoga, Victor Power, Victor Power ..
Directed by: Michael Caton-Jones
Release date: 2006-03-08
33.

She's the Man

5.4
6.3/10 IMDB

Viola Hastings 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, Julie Hagerty, Robert Hoffman, Alexandra Breckenridge, Jonathan Sadowski, Amanda Crew ..
Directed by: Andy Fickman
Release date: 2006-03-17
34.

The Painted Veil

5.4
7.4/10 IMDB

A British medical doctor fights a cholera outbreak in a small Chinese village, while also being trapped at home in a loveless marriage to an unfaithful wife.

Starring: Edward Norton, Naomi Watts, Liev Schreiber, Diana Rigg, Toby Jones, Anthony Wong, Juliet Howland, Ian Renwick, Bin Li, Zoe Telford ..
Directed by: John Curran
Release date: 2006-01-01
35.

Little Children

5.3
7.5/10 IMDB

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, Gregg Edelman, Phyllis Somerville, Raymond J. Barry, Jane Adams, Ty Simpkins ..
Directed by: Todd Field
Release date: 2006-10-06
36.

Glory Road

5.3
7.2/10 IMDB

In 1966, Texas Western coach Don Haskins led the first all-black starting line-up for a college basketball team to the NCAA national championship.

Starring: Josh Lucas, Derek Luke, Jon Voight, Austin Nichols, Evan Jones, Mehcad Brooks, Damaine Radcliff, Alphonso McAuley, Emily Deschanel, Red West ..
Directed by: James Gartner
Release date: 2006-01-13
37.

Click

5.3
6.4/10 IMDB

A married workaholic, Michael Newman doesn't have time for his wife and children, not if he's to impress his ungrateful boss and earn a well-deserved promotion. So when he meets Morty, a loopy sales clerk, he gets the answer to his prayers: a magical remote that allows him to bypass life's little distractions with increasingly hysterical results.

Starring: Adam Sandler, Kate Beckinsale, Christopher Walken, David Hasselhoff, Henry Winkler, Julie Kavner, Sean Astin, Joseph Castanon, Jonah Hill, Jake Hoffman ..
Directed by: Frank Coraci
Release date: 2006-06-23
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38.

Snow Cake

5.3
7.4/10 IMDB

A drama focused on the friendship between a high-functioning autistic woman and a man who is traumatized after a fatal car accident.

Starring: Alan Rickman, Sigourney Weaver, Carrie-Anne Moss, Emily Hampshire, James Allodi, Janet van de Graaf, Julie Stewart, Selina Cadell, Callum Keith Rennie, David Fox ..
Directed by: Marc Evans
Release date: 2006-09-08
39.

Notes on a Scandal

5.3
7.4/10 IMDB

A veteran high school teacher befriends a younger art teacher, who is having an affair with one of her 15-year-old students. However, her intentions with this new "friend" also go well beyond platonic friendship.

Starring: Judi Dench, Cate Blanchett, Bill Nighy, Juno Temple, Max Lewis, Andrew Simpson, Michael Maloney, Joanna Scanlan, Shaun Parkes, Emma Kennedy ..
Directed by: Richard Eyre
Release date: 2006-12-25
40.

Amazing Grace

5.3
7.4/10 IMDB

The true story of William Wilberforce and his courageous quest to end the British slave trade. Along the way, Wilberforce meets intense opposition, but his minister urges him to see the cause through.

Starring: Ioan Gruffudd, Romola Garai, Benedict Cumberbatch, Albert Finney, Michael Gambon, Rufus Sewell, Youssou N'Dour, Ciarán Hinds, Toby Jones, Nicholas Farrell ..
Directed by: Michael Apted
Release date: 2006-09-16
41.

Akeelah and the Bee

5.3
7.3/10 IMDB

Akeelah is a precocious 11-year-old girl from south Los Angeles with a gift for words. Despite her mother's objections, Akeelah enters various spelling contests, for which she is tutored by the forthright Dr. Larabee, her principal Mr. Welch, and the proud residents of her neighborhood. Akeelah's aptitude earns her an opportunity to compete for a spot in the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

Starring: Keke Palmer, Laurence Fishburne, Angela Bassett, Curtis Armstrong, J.R. Villarreal, Sean Michael Afable, Sahara Garey, Lee Thompson Young, Julito McCullum, Erica Hubbard ..
Directed by: Doug Atchison
Release date: 2006-04-28
42.

Candy

5.2
7.2/10 IMDB

A poet falls in love with an art student, who gravitates to his bohemian lifestyle -- and his love of heroin. Hooked as much on one another as they are on the drug, their relationship alternates between states of oblivion, self-destruction, and despair.

Starring: Abbie Cornish, Heath Ledger, Geoffrey Rush, Tony Martin, Noni Hazlehurst, Roberto Meza-Mont, Tom Budge, Nathaniel Dean, Adrienne Pickering, Paul Blackwell ..
Directed by: Neil Armfield
Release date: 2006-05-25
43.

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
44.

The Queen

5.2
7.3/10 IMDB

The Queen is an intimate behind the scenes glimpse at the interaction between HM Elizabeth II and Prime Minister Tony Blair during their struggle, following the death of Diana, to reach a compromise between what was a private tragedy for the Royal family and the public's demand for an overt display of mourning.

Starring: Helen Mirren, Michael Sheen, James Cromwell, Helen McCrory, Alex Jennings, Roger Allam, Sylvia Syms, Paul Barrett, Tim McMullan, Douglas Reith ..
Directed by: Stephen Frears
Release date: 2006-09-15
45.

The Namesake

5.2
7.5/10 IMDB

After moving from Calcutta to New York, members of the Ganguli family maintain a delicate balancing act between honoring the traditions of their native India and blending into American culture. Although parents Ashoke and Ashima are proud of the sacrifices they make to give their children opportunities, their son Gogol strives to forge his own identity without forgetting his heritage.

Starring: Kal Penn, Tabu, Irrfan Khan, Sahira Nair, Jacinda Barrett, Zuleikha Robinson, Ruma Guha Thakurta, Sabyasachi Chakraborty, Supriya Choudhury, Jhumpa Lahiri ..
Directed by: Mira Nair
Release date: 2006-09-02
46.

We Are Marshall

5.2
7.0/10 IMDB

When a plane crash claims the lives of members of the Marshall University football team and some of its fans, the team's new coach and his surviving players try to keep the football program alive.

Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Matthew Fox, Anthony Mackie, David Strathairn, Ian McShane, Kate Mara, January Jones, Kate Kneeland, Wes Brown, L. Warren Young ..
Directed by: McG
Release date: 2006-12-12
47.

Peaceful Warrior

5.2
7.2/10 IMDB

A chance encounter with a stranger changes the life of a college gymnast.

Starring: Scott Mechlowicz, Nick Nolte, Amy Smart, Tim DeKay, Ashton Holmes, Paul Wesley, Agnes Bruckner, B.J. Britt, Tom Tarantini, Beatrice Rosen ..
Directed by: Victor Salva
Release date: 2006-03-30
48.

Rescue Dawn

5.2
7.3/10 IMDB

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, François Chau, James Aaron Oliver, GQ, Saichia Wongwiroj, Brad Carr ..
Directed by: Werner Herzog
Release date: 2006-09-09
49.

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
50.

Invincible

5.1
7.0/10 IMDB

Inspired by the true story of Vince Papale, a man with nothing to lose who ignored the staggering odds and made his dream come true. When the coach of Papale's beloved hometown football team hosted an unprecedented open tryout, the public consensus was that it was a waste of time – no one good enough to play professional football was going to be found this way.

Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Greg Kinnear, Elizabeth Banks, Kevin Conway, Michael Rispoli, Morgan Turner, Dov Davidoff, Kirk Acevedo, Michael Kelly, Sal Darigo ..
Directed by: Ericson Core
Release date: 2006-08-25

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