REWIND & RANK: TOP 10 Movies of 2006

RANKING THE YEAR’S BEST: FROM OSCAR MOVIES TO BLOCKBUSTERS

Walk down memory lane… And let the movie nerd debate begin.

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Let’s REWIND to the year 2006.

These are personal TOP 10s ranking Oscar-nominated movies right alongside popcorn-munching blockbusters, indie films, b-movies, and cult classics.You never know, you might even uncover a hidden gem or two.

2006 was an amazing year for independent cinema. There were some fantastic character focused stories this year. The Top 5 are absolutely incredible! The #1 movie at the box office was PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN’S CHEST with $1 billion worldwide. While there were some mind-blowing movies in the Top 10, 2006 also had its share of disappointments like X-MEN: THE LAST STAND nearly ruining the comic book franchise, LADY IN THE WATER nearly performing a finishing move on M. Night Shyamalan, and ULTRAVIOLET with Milla Jovovich as another ass-kicker.

My TOP 10 is followed by HONORABLE MENTIONS and the Best of ART VS POPCORN.

Let’s dig in…


THE TOP 10

10. THE LIVES OF OTHERS

9. V FOR VENDETTA

8. UNITED 93

7. BLACK BOOK (ZWARTBOEK)

6. CHILDREN OF MEN

5. TELL NO ONE

4. APOCALYPTO

3. THE FOUNTAIN

2. THE DEPARTED

1. PAN’S LABYRINTH


HONORABLE MENTIONS

listed alphabetically

AKEELAH & THE BEE / BABEL / BORAT / CURSE OF THE GOLDEN FLOWER / IDIOCRACY  / LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE / MISSION IMPOSSIBLE 3 / NOTES ON A SCANDAL / THE PRESTIGE / VOLVER


THE BEST OF ART VS POPCORN

listed alphabetically

ACCEPTED / BLOOD DIAMOND / CASINO ROYALE / CLERKS 2 / CLICK / CRANK / DAVE CHAPPELLE’S BLOCK PARTY / DREAMGIRLS / THE FAST & THE FURIOUS: TOKYO DRIFT / FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS / GRANDMA’S BOY / THE HILLS HAVE EYES / THE ILLUSIONIST / INSIDE MAN / JACKASS: NUMBER TWO / LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA / MARIE ANTOINETTE / MONSTER HOUSE / PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN’S CHEST / ROCKY BALBOA / SILENT HILL / SLITHER / SNAKES ON A PLANE / STEP UP / STICK IT / STRANGER THAN FICTION / SUPERMAN RETURNS / TALLADEGA NIGHTS / TENACIOUS D IN THE PICK OF DESTINY / THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE: THE BEGINNING / THANK YOU FOR SMOKING / WE ARE MARSHALL / WHEN A STRANGER CALLS / WORLD TRADE CENTER / WRISTCUTTERS: A LOVE STORY


MY MUST-WATCH LIST

notable films i need to see

BOBBY / THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA / THE HOLIDAY / HOLLYWOODLAND / THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND / THE PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS / THE QUEEN


What do you think?

Stay tuned for REWIND & RANK: 1996.


 

9 thoughts on “REWIND & RANK: TOP 10 Movies of 2006

  1. Children of Men is my #1 for ’06. What a phenomenal film. That said, I can’t begrudge anyone putting Pan’s Labyrinth at #1, either. Glad to see some love for the unfortunately forgotten Apocalypto. You have some quality films among your must-watch set, too.

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    1. Sounds like we dig on the same films. Awesome. Thanks for stopping by and checking out the Top 10s, Dell. Children of Men is great on so many levels. I loved the themes, but the direction was really bold at the time (with those long takes and the 360 car sequence – take that Birdman / Revenant hehehe). I was really impressed by Apocalypto too. So captivating and exciting. I want Gibson to do more historical adventures. Maybe he can do an ancient Egypt epic starring Idris Elba and Children of Men’s Chiwetel Ejiofor. That’d be excellent. I’m asking for the tale of Osiris 🙂

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    1. Every year I miss so much too. Even if I watch like 2 or 3 movies a week, they all aren’t new flicks. And comic book movies would get better 😉 For me, it was tough to rank the Tops though. Black Book was a real surprise, for example. Sexy, provocative, and powerful – from the director of this year’s ELLE (Oscar nominated best actress).

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