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: 2006-10-05
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, Thandie 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, Ryô Kase, Shidou 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.

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. A film with many twists and turns.

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
10.

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

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