Best Movies of 2006

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Best Movies of 2006
Best Movies of 2006
TOP Movies: The Pursuit of Happyness (2006), The Departed (2006), Little Miss Sunshine (2006), The Prestige (2006), Cars (2006), V for Vendetta (2006), The Last King of Scotland (2006), Letters from Iwo Jima (2006), Dreamgirls (2006), 300 (2006), Children of Men (2006), Apocalypto (2006), Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006), Inside Man (2006), Babel (2006), Casino Royale (2006), Blood Diamond (2006), Pan's Labyrinth (2006), Little Children (2006), The Devil Wears Prada (2006).
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List of Best Movies

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 151 min.
Story: Captain Jack Sparrow works his way out of a blood debt with the ghostly Davey Jones, he also attempts to avoid eternal damnation.
Style: exciting, humorous, twists and turns, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: family outing, girls' night, boys' night, date night, teens
Plot: pirate, adventure, sword fight, fantasy world, ship, disney, supernatural, sailboat, swashbuckler, treasure, beast, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era
Place: caribbean, jamaica
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The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A struggling salesman takes custody of his son as he's poised to begin a life-changing professional career.
Style: inspirational, emotional, motivational, sentimental, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick
Plot: life, human spirit, rags to riches, life is a bitch, life philosophy, rise to the top, against the odds, ambition, success, down on your luck, single father, single parent ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, california
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 8.5
 1.3M
The Departed (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Hong Kong
Duration: 151 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: twist ending, surprise ending, tense, suspense, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mafia, gangsters, police, crimes, mole, organized crime, undercover cop, working undercover, corruption, mind game, violence, gunfight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: boston, massachusetts, usa, china, taiwan ...
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Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: 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.
Style: road movie, feel good, funny, inspirational, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: road trip, on the road, dysfunctional family, nothing goes right, gay, family relations, obsessive quest, escapades, parenthood, honest, loser, journey ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, year 2006
Place: california, new mexico, arizona, albuquerque new mexico, usa
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 8.5
 1.3M
The Prestige (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: 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.
Style: twists and turns, surprise ending, twist ending, psychological, clever ...
Plot: obsession, rivalry, magic, uninhibited rivalry, illusion, secrets, deception, magic trick, magical, illusionist, secret, mystery ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 20th century, 1890s
Place: london, colorado, europe, england
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 7.2
 413K
Cars (2006)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Lightning McQueen, a hotshot rookie race car driven to succeed, discovers that life is about the journey, not the finish line, when he finds himself unexpectedly detoured in the sleepy Route 66 town of Radiator Springs. On route across the country ...
Style: exciting, feel good, light, humorous, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, teens, girls' night ...
Plot: car, friendship, disney, car race, adventure, small town, desert, mentor, happy ending, small town life, sport, social relations ...
Time: 20th century, 2000s, 50s
Place: california, arizona, los angeles, usa
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 8.2
 1.1M
V for Vendetta (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 132 min.
Story: In a world in which Great Britain has become a fascist state, a masked vigilante known only as 'V' conducts guerrilla warfare against the oppressive British government. When 'V' rescues a young woman from the secret police, he ...
Style: futuristic, captivating, philosophical, stylized, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: revolution, distopia, fighting the system, revenge, freedom, vengeance, society, mysterious character, rebellion, vigilantism, masked vigilante, superhero ...
Time: future, near future, 2020s
Place: london, england, britain, big ben london, europe
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The Last King of Scotland (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 123 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: political, suspense, harsh, brutal, factual ...
Plot: dictatorship, genocide, dictator, politics, doctor, torture, corruption, against humanity, attempted murder, polygamy, atrocity, blacks and whites ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: africa, uganda, scotland
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Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 141 min.
Story: 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.
Style: emotional, bleak, realistic, epic, disturbing ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: world war two, war, survival, military, battles, japanese history, anti war, japanese army, imperial japan, chaos, japanese military, brutality ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 2005, year 1945
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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 6.5
 74K
Dreamgirls (2006)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Three young women – Deena Jones, Effie White and Lorrell Robinson – dream of becoming pop stars and they get their wish when they're chosen to be backup singers for the legendary James 'Thunder' Early.
Style: emotional, lyrical, stylized, melancholic, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: african american, performer's life, showbiz, music, manager, musician, dancing, unlikely friendships, fame, singer, backstage, lifestyle ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century
Place: michigan, chicago illinois, detroit, los angeles, usa ...
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 7.6
 811K
300 (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: USA, Canada, Bulgaria
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Based on Frank Miller's graphic novel, "300" is very loosely based the 480 B.C. Battle of Thermopylae, where the King of Sparta led his army against the advancing Persians; the battle is said to have inspired all of Greece to band ...
Style: epic, scenic, heroic, intense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: warrior, war, courage, ancient, sword fight, battles, legends and myths, military, human spirit, heroic mission, ancient history, army ...
Time: ancient times
Place: ancient greece, greece, europe
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 7.9
 496K
Children of Men (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Japan
Duration: 109 min.
Story: 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.
Style: atmospheric, neo noir, bleak, depressing, breathtaking ...
Plot: apocalypse, future dystopia, distopia, survival, chaos, heroic mission, end of the world, post apocalypse, pandemic, redemption, childlessness, on the run ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: england, london, europe, washington state, poland ...
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 7.8
 311K
Apocalypto (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 139 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: exciting, tense, disturbing, epic, suspense ...
Plot: survival, slavery, tribe, jungle, adventure, chase, manhunt, ancient history, solar eclipse, sacrifice, ancient civilization, native ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages
Place: central america, mexico
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Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Diego, Manny and Sid return in this sequel to the hit animated movie Ice Age. This time around, the deep freeze is over, and the ice-covered earth is starting to melt, which will destroy the trio's cherished valley. The impending disaster ...
Style: humorous, sweet, witty, funny, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: talking animals, animals, global warming, creature, dinosaur, ice age, friendship, mammoth, adventure, iceberg, survival, teamwork ...
Time: prehistory, prehistoric times
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 7.6
 370K
Inside Man (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: tricky, surprise ending, suspense, clever, twists and turns ...
Plot: heist, bank robbery, robbery, hostage, bank, master criminal, perfect crime, crimes, thief, police, police detective, manipulation ...
Time: 21st century, 2000s, contemporary
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa
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 7.5
 302K
Babel (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Mexico, France
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Tragedy strikes a married couple on vacation in the Moroccan desert, touching off an interlocking story involving four different families.
Style: emotional, thought provoking, bleak, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: multiple storylines, desert, tragic event, depression, guilt, parenthood, redemption, suicide, nanny, language barrier, cultural difference, deaf girl ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, morocco, tokyo, mexico, africa ...
Is relevant ?
 8.0
 651K
Casino Royale (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK, Czech Republic, USA, Germany, Bahamas
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Le Chiffre, a banker to the world's terrorists, is scheduled to participate in a high-stakes poker game in Montenegro, where he intends to use his winnings to establish his financial grip on the terrorist market. M sends Bond – on his maiden ...
Style: twists and turns, exciting, suspense, scenic, sexy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, poker, james bond, spy, casino, secret agents, chase, 007, heroic mission, secret service, terrorist, gambling ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: montenegro, london, italy, europe, madagascar ...
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 8.0
 543K
Blood Diamond (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, UK
Duration: 143 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: serious, captivating, emotional, suspenseful, thought provoking ...
Plot: adventure, mercenary, gem, treasure hunt, greed, smuggling, civil war, brutality, escapades, journalism, rebel, obsessive quest ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 2003, year 1999, 2000s
Place: africa, south africa, angola, zimbabwe, morocco ...
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 8.2
 662K
Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, War
Country: Mexico, Spain
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Living with her tyrannical stepfather in a new home with her pregnant mother, 10-year-old Ofelia feels alone until she explores a decaying labyrinth guarded by a mysterious faun who claims to know her destiny. If she wishes to return to her real ...
Style: fairy tale, dark fantasy, atmospheric, gothic, stylized ...
Audience: kids
Plot: monster, maze, legends and myths, good versus evil, fantasy world, fairy, young heroes, magical, alternate reality, mythology, creature, cruelty ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1944
Place: spain, europe
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Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Kazakh journalist Borat Sagdiyev travels to America to make a documentary. As he zigzags across the nation, Borat meets real people in real situations with hysterical consequences. His backwards behavior generates strong reactions around him ...
Style: absurd, humorous, parody, funny, satirical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: satire, culture clash, dark humor, racism, jewish, travel, anti semitism, stupidity, nudity (full frontal - brief), stereotypes, road trip, male nudity ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, kazakhstan, los angeles, new york, usa ...
Is relevant ?
 7.5
 111K
Little Children (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: 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.
Style: sexual, sexy, sincere, thought provoking, disturbing ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, adultery, housewife, sexual pleasure, love affair, extramarital affair, strong sexual content, cheating wife, small town, dysfunctional family, castration, parenthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, boston, usa
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The Devil Wears Prada (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The Devil Wears Prada is about a young journalist who moves to New York to work in the fashion industry. Her boss however is extremely demanding and cruel and won’t let her succeed if she doesn’t fit into the high class elegant look of their ...
Style: romantic, witty, clever, funny, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: fashion, women, journalism, career woman, strong female character, city life, workplace intrigue, fashion industry, workplace situations, ambitious woman, relationship vs career, boss and employee ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006, 2000s
Place: new york, paris france, new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city ...
Is relevant ?
 6.4
 185K
Happy Feet (2006)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA, Australia
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Into the world of the Emperor Penguins, who find their soul mates through song, a penguin is born who cannot sing. But he can tap dance something fierce!
Style: feel good, exciting, touching, light, sweet ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: adventure, penguins, family, snow, social misfits, looking for love, talking animals, fish, exile, journey, goofy hero, against the rules ...
Time: contemporary
Place: antarctica
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 7.6
 371K
The Illusionist (2006)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, Czech Republic
Duration: 110 min.
Story: With his eye on a lovely aristocrat, a gifted illusionist named Eisenheim uses his powers to win her away from her betrothed, a crowned prince. But Eisenheim's scheme creates tumult within the monarchy and ignites the suspicion of a dogged ...
Style: surprise ending, captivating, enigmatic, atmospheric, twist ending ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: magic, forbidden love, wizards and magicians, love triangle, secrets, investigation, death, magical, murder, police investigation, rivals, fame ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, 1890s, edwardian era, 1880s ...
Place: vienna, austria, london, europe, england
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Notes on a Scandal (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: 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.
Style: sexual, sexy, psychological, intense, tense ...
Plot: teacher, forbidden love, lesbian, older woman younger man relationship, age difference, obsession, teachers and students, adultery, older woman teenage boy relationship, older woman younger man sex, loneliness, blackmail ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, england, europe
Is relevant ?
 7.7
 122K
This Is England (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: 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.
Style: rough, bleak, emotional, political, stylized ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: skinhead, racism, childhood, crimes, coming of age, neo nazi, xenophobia, vandalism, social problems, friendship, youth, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983
Place: england, northern england, europe, woodstock, britain
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Flags of Our Fathers (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: sincere, emotional, realistic, factual, epic ...
Plot: war, world war two, military, guilt, survival, propaganda, imperial japan, fame, political intrigue, wartime, loss of friend, battles ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century
Place: japan, pacific ocean, iraq, asia, usa ...
Is relevant ?
 7.3
 110K
The Queen (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, USA, France, Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: 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 ...
Style: political, factual, emotional, compassionate, thought provoking ...
Plot: royal family, british royal family, queen, historical character, head of state, queen of england, royalty, queen elizabeth ii, politics, monarchy, etiquette, british ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1997
Place: england, buckingham palace, paris france, scotland, london ...
Is relevant ?
 6.7
 174K
Over the Hedge (2006)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A scheming raccoon fools a mismatched family of forest creatures into helping him repay a debt of food, by invading the new suburban sprawl that popped up while they were hibernating – and learns a lesson about family himself.
Style: humorous, exciting, funny, satirical, entertaining ...
Audience: kids, family outing, girls' night, pre-teens, preschoolers
Plot: adventure, talking animals, family, squirrel, heroic mission, raccoon, friendship, forest, cons and scams, fish out of water, turtle, leader ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: indiana, usa
Is relevant ?
 7.1
 87K
Half Nelson (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Despite his dedication to the junior-high students who fill his classroom, idealistic teacher Dan Dunne leads a secret life of addiction that the majority of his students will never know. But things change when a troubled student Drey makes a ...
Style: depressing, talky, emotional, serious, intense ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teacher, drugs, teachers and students, loneliness, friendship, addiction, student, ghetto, drug addiction, drug abuse, existentialism, secret ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, california, usa, brooklyn new york city
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