Best Mystery Movies of 2006

1.

The Prestige

6.8
8.5/10

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
Directed by: Christopher Nolan
Release date: 2006-10-19
2.

The Da Vinci Code

5.8
6.6/10

A murder in Paris’ Louvre Museum and cryptic clues in some of Leonardo da Vinci’s most famous paintings lead to the discovery of a religious mystery. For 2,000 years a secret society closely guards information that — should it come to light — could rock the very foundations of Christianity.

Starring: Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou, Ian McKellen, Paul Bettany, Jean Reno
Directed by: Ron Howard
Release date: 2006-05-17
3.

The Lake House

5.5
6.8/10

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
Directed by: Alejandro Agresti
Release date: 2006-06-16
4.

Silent Hill

5.4
6.6/10

The eerie and deserted ghost town of Silent Hill draws a young mother desperate to find a cure for her only child's illness. Unable to accept the doctor's diagnosis that her daughter should be permanently institutionalized for psychiatric care, Rose flees with her child, heading for the abandoned town in search of answers – and ignoring the protests of her husband. It's soon clear this place is unlike anywhere she's ever been. It's smothered by fog, inhabited by a variety of strange beings and periodically overcome by a living 'darkness' that literally transforms everything it touches. As Rose searches for her little girl, she begins to learn the history of the strange town and realizes that her daughter is just a pawn in a larger game.

Starring: Radha Mitchell, Sean Bean, Jodelle Ferland, Laurie Holden, Deborah Kara Unger
Directed by: Christophe Gans
Release date: 2006-04-21
5.

Inland Empire

5.2
7.0/10

An actress's perception of reality becomes increasingly distorted as she finds herself falling for her co-star in a remake of an unfinished Polish production that was supposedly cursed.

Starring: Laura Dern, Jeremy Irons, Justin Theroux, Karolina Gruszka, Krzysztof Majchrzak
Directed by: David Lynch
Release date: 2006-09-06
6.

Final Destination 3

4.9
5.8/10

A student's premonition of a deadly rollercoaster ride saves her life and a lucky few, but not from death itself – which seeks out those who escaped their fate.

Starring: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Ryan Merriman, Kris Lemche, Alexz Johnson, Sam Easton
Directed by: James Wong
Release date: 2006-02-09
7.

Smokin' Aces

4.8
6.7/10

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
8.

Scoop

4.8
6.7/10

An American journalism student in London scoops a big story, and begins an affair with an aristocrat as the incident unfurls.

Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Hugh Jackman, Woody Allen, Ian McShane, Kevin McNally
Directed by: Woody Allen
Release date: 2006-07-27
9.

Unknown

4.7
6.5/10

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
10.

The Dead Girl

4.7
6.7/10

The clues to a young woman's death come together as the lives of seemingly unrelated people begin to intersect.

Starring: Brittany Murphy, Toni Collette, Rose Byrne, Josh Brolin, James Franco
Directed by: Karen Moncrieff
Release date: 2006-11-07
11.

The Good German

4.5
6.1/10

An American journalist arrives in Berlin just after the end of World War Two. He becomes involved in a murder mystery surrounding a dead GI who washes up at a lakeside mansion during the Potsdam negotiations between the Allied powers. Soon his investigation connects with his search for his married pre-war German lover.

Starring: George Clooney, Cate Blanchett, Tobey Maguire, Tony Curran, Leland Orser
Directed by: Steven Soderbergh
Release date: 2006-12-08
12.

Half Light

4.3
6.0/10

Rachel Carson, a best-selling crime novelist, is devastated and filled with guilt over the accidental death of her son. Hoping that a change of scenery will help alleviate her suffering, she leaves her home in the city and moves into a vacant country house owned by a friend and begins a relationship with charming local Angus. But, just as her life is taking a turn for the better, Rachel realizes she's being romanced by a ghost, leading her to doubt her own sanity.

Starring: Demi Moore, Henry Ian Cusick, Beans El-Balawi, Kate Isitt, Nicholas Gleaves
Directed by: Craig Rosenberg
Release date: 2006-01-17
13.

The Pink Panther

4.3
5.6/10

When the coach of the France soccer team is killed by a poisoned dart in the stadium in the end of a game, and his expensive and huge ring with the diamond Pink Panther disappears, the ambitious Chief Inspector Dreyfus assigns the worst police inspector Jacques Clouseau to the case.

Starring: Steve Martin, Kevin Kline, Jean Reno, Beyoncé Knowles, Emily Mortimer
Directed by: Shawn Levy
Release date: 2006-02-10
14.

Lady in the Water

4.2
5.6/10

Apartment building superintendent Cleveland Heep rescues what he thinks is a young woman from the pool he maintains. When he discovers that she is actually a character from a bedtime story who is trying to make the journey back to her home, he works with his tenants to protect his new friend from the creatures that are determined to keep her in our world.

Starring: Paul Giamatti, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jeffrey Wright, Bob Balaban, Sarita Choudhury
Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan
Release date: 2006-07-21
15.

Population 436

4.1
5.8/10
Population 436
A census-taker (Sisto) is sent to investigate why a certain small town has had the same population -- 436 residents -- for the last 100 years.
Starring: Jeremy Sisto, James Blicq, Cory Cassidy, Fred Durst, Leigh Enns
Directed by: Michelle MacLaren
Release date: 2006-07-04
16.

ATL

4.1
6.1/10

As four friends prepare for life after high school, different challenges bring about turning points in each of their lives. The dramas unfold and resolve at their local rollerskating rink, Cascade.

Starring: T.I., Evan Ross, Jackie Long, Lauren London, Albert Daniels
Directed by: Christian Robinson
Release date: 2006-03-31
17.

The Woods

4.0
5.7/10

Set in 1965 New England, a troubled girl encounters mysterious happenings in the woods surrounding an isolated girls school that she was sent to by her estranged parents.

Starring: Agnes Bruckner, Patricia Clarkson, Rachel Nichols, Lauren Birkell, Emma Campbell
Directed by: Lucky McKee
Release date: 2006-09-25
18.

Snakes on a Plane

4.0
5.5/10

America is on the search for the murderer Eddie Kim. Sean Jones must fly to L.A. to testify in a hearing against Kim. Accompanied by FBI agent Neville Flynn, the flight receives some unexpected visitors.

Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Julianna Margulies, Kenan Thompson, Nathan Phillips, Rachel Blanchard
Directed by: David R. Ellis
Release date: 2006-08-06
19.

Freedomland

3.9
5.1/10

A black police detective must solve a strange case of a kidnapped boy and deal with a big racial protest.

Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Julianne Moore, Edie Falco, Aunjanue Ellis, William Forsythe
Directed by: Joe Roth
Release date: 2006-02-17
20.

Jesse Stone: Death in Paradise

3.7
7.2/10
Jesse Stone: Death in Paradise
Small-time police chief and struggling alcoholic Jesse Stone looks into the murder of a teen-age girl whose body is found floating in a local lake. The case brings the former LAPD cop up against the Boston mob and into the affluent world of a bestselling writer who exploits troubled teens.
Starring: Tom Selleck, Viola Davis, Kohl Sudduth, Orla Brady, Gary Basaraba
Directed by: Robert Harmon
Release date: 2006-04-30

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