Best Romance Movies of 2006

1.

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
2.

The Fountain

5.8
7.3/10

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
Directed by: Darren Aronofsky
Release date: 2006-09-06
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.

The Painted Veil

5.4
7.5/10

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
Directed by: John Curran
Release date: 2006-12-09
5.

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
6.

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
7.

Notes on a Scandal

5.3
7.4/10

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
Directed by: Richard Eyre
Release date: 2006-12-25
8.

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
9.

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
10.

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
11.

Miss Potter

4.9
7.0/10

The story of Beatrix Potter, the author of the beloved and best-selling children's book, 'The Tale of Peter Rabbit', and her struggle for love, happiness and success.

Starring: Ewan McGregor, Renée Zellweger, Emily Watson, Barbara Flynn, Bill Paterson
Directed by: Chris Noonan
Release date: 2006-12-03
12.

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
13.

The Break-Up

4.9
5.8/10

Pushed to the breaking-up point after their latest 'why can't you do this one little thing for me?' argument, Brooke calls it quits with her boyfriend Gary. What follows is a hilarious series of remedies, war tactics, overtures and undermining tricks – all encouraged by the former couple's friends and confidantes …and the occasional total stranger! When neither ex is willing to move out of their shared apartment, the only solution is to continue living as hostile roommates until one of them reaches breaking point.

Starring: Vince Vaughn, Jennifer Aniston, Joey Lauren Adams, Ann-Margret, Jason Bateman
Directed by: Peyton Reed
Release date: 2006-06-02
14.

Fido

4.8
6.7/10

Timmy Robinson's best friend in the whole wide world is a six-foot tall rotting zombie named Fido. But when Fido eats the next-door neighbor, Mom and Dad hit the roof, and Timmy has to go to the ends of the earth to keep Fido a part of the family. A boy-and-his-dog movie for grown ups, "Fido" will rip your heart out.

Starring: Billy Connolly, Carrie-Anne Moss, Dylan Baker, Kesun Loder, Henry Czerny
Directed by: Andrew Currie
Release date: 2006-09-07
15.

Flyboys

4.8
6.5/10

The adventures of the Lafayette Escadrille, young Americans who volunteered for the French military before the U.S. entered World War I, and became the country's first fighter pilots.

Starring: James Franco, David Ellison, Jean Reno, Philip Winchester, Abdul Salis
Directed by: Tony Bill
Release date: 2006-09-22
16.

Starter for 10

4.8
6.7/10

In 1985, against the backdrop of Thatcherism, Brian Jackson enrolls in the University of Bristol, a scholarship boy from seaside Essex with a love of knowledge for its own sake and a childhood spent watching University Challenge, a college quiz show. At Bristol he tries out for the Challenge team and falls under the spell of Alice, a lovely blond with an extensive sexual past.

Starring: James McAvoy, Alice Eve, Rebecca Hall, Catherine Tate, Dominic Cooper
Directed by: Tom Vaughan
Release date: 2006-09-13
17.

Snow Cake

4.7
7.5/10
Snow Cake
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
Directed by: Marc Evans
Release date: 2006-01-24
18.

Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut

4.7
7.7/10
Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut
Kryptonian villain General Zod (Terence Stamp) and his henchmen are accidentally freed from their outer-space imprisonment and threaten Earth with destruction, just as Superman (Christopher Reeve) decides to renounce his superpowers for his new love, Lois Lane (Margot Kidder). This alternate version of the film is based on footage shot by director Richard Donner before being replaced on the project, and it includes material not seen in the film's original 1980 release.
Starring: Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman, Marlon Brando, Margot Kidder, Ned Beatty
Directed by: Richard Donner, Richard Lester
Release date: 2006-11-28
19.

Just My Luck

4.7
5.4/10

Manhattanite Ashley is known to many as the luckiest woman around. After a chance encounter with a down-and-out young man, however, she realizes that she's swapped her fortune for his.

Starring: Lindsay Lohan, Samaire Armstrong, Chris Pine, Missi Pyle, Makenzie Vega Norfolk
Directed by: Donald Petrie
Release date: 2006-05-12
20.

Breaking and Entering

4.7
6.5/10

Set in a blighted, inner-city neighbourhood of London, Breaking and Entering examines an affair which unfolds between a successful British landscape architect and Amira, a Bosnian woman – the mother of a troubled teen son – who was widowed by the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Starring: Jude Law, Juliette Binoche, Vera Farmiga, Robin Wright, Martin Freeman
Directed by: Anthony Minghella
Release date: 2006-12-15

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