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Last film added: December 16, 2018. There are currently 1603 films in the database (since 1996).


    2006 Releases

    Search returned all films from 2006 out of 1603 total rated films.
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  1. Movie DetailsAmazing Screw-On Head, The (2006) 10  AnimationComedyHorrorObscure/RareComic Book/SuperheroTV ShowsI own on DVD
    A TV pilot featuring Emperor Zombie and Lincoln. Any last words before I spark it?
  2. Movie DetailsInland Empire (2006) 10  Mind-blowingWith Sex/NudityI own on DVD
    Lynch examines Hollywood and its artistic constraints in a bizarre/long jumble of movies within movies.
  3. Movie DetailsPan's Labyrinth (2006) 10  FantasyHorror
    Guillermo del Toro presents a young girl's fantastic alternate reality, set in 1944 fascist Spain.
  4. Movie DetailsPlanet Earth (2006) 10  Documentary/TrueTV Shows
    Spectacular 11-part BBC documentary of the diversity of Earth's life, from the poles to deserts.
  5. Movie DetailsScanner Darkly, A (2006) 10  AnimationConspiracyMind-blowingSci-FiFilmometer Best Film of the Year
    Richard Linklater, Philip K. Dick, Keanu Reeves, Radiohead and interpolated rotoscoping animation. Brilliant.
  6. Movie DetailsV for Vendetta (2006) 10  ConspiracyMind-blowingSci-FiComic Book/SuperheroI own on DVD
    The Wachowski Brothers present the futuristic landscape of totalitarian Britain, starring Natalie Portman.

  7. EXCELLENT
  8. Movie DetailsBorat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glo... (2006) 9  ComedyWith Sex/Nudity
    A most gloriously comical moviefilm for make advertise American prejudices and cultural intolerance. High-five!
  9. Movie DetailsBrand Upon the Brain! A Remembrance in 12 Chapters (2006) 9  ComedyFantasyObscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
    Guy Maddin's homage to silent film. A return to an abandoned island home. Orphanage memories.
  10. Movie DetailsChild, The (2006) 9  
    An uncompromising morality tale by the Dardenne Brothers. Stark but hopeful portrayal of youth poverty.
  11. Movie DetailsDeparted, The (2006) 9  Documentary/TrueAcademy Awards Winner for Best Picture
    Martin Scorsese's gritty crime drama is centered on two cops, the Irish mob and rats.
  12. Movie DetailsInconvenient Truth, An (2006) 9  Documentary/True
    Al Gore's lecture about global warming and environmental responsibility is Carl Saganesque. It's PowerPoint cinema!
  13. Movie DetailsPrestige, The (2006) 9  FantasyMind-blowingSci-Fi
    A rivalry of deadly stage illusions escalates between Victorian-era magicians. David Bowie is Nikola Tesla!
  14. Movie DetailsPrisoner - Complete Series Megaset, The (2006) 9  ConspiracySci-FiTV Shows
    Resigned secret agent McGoohan becomes trapped in an idyllic village. A 1967-68 TV cult classic.
  15. Movie DetailsScience of Sleep, The (2006) 9  AnimationComedyFantasyWith Sex/Nudity
    A charming hyperactive blur of cellophane-animated fantasy and reality. Surreal and inventive, but not profound.
  16. Movie DetailsStranger Than Fiction (2006) 9  FantasyMind-blowing
    Will Ferrell tries to figure out who's narrating his unraveling life. Maggie Gyllenhaal is adorable.

  17. VERY GOOD
  18. Movie DetailsAura, The (2006) 8  Obscure/Rare
    An epileptic taxidermist imagines executing the perfect robbery, then gets his chance. A psychological thriller.
  19. Movie DetailsBrick (2006) 8  
    A memorable noir mystery set at a modern-day Southern California high school, using 1940s slang.
  20. Movie DetailsBubble (2006) 8  
    Soderbergh's haunting, low-budget film featuring a doll factory in a decaying Midwest town, and murder.
  21. Movie DetailsCars (2006) 8  AnimationComedySport
    Pixar presents hotshot rookie racecar Lightning McQueen, who crashes through Radiator Springs on Route 66.
  22. Movie DetailsClear Cut: The Story of Philomath, Oregon (2006) 8  Obscure/RareDocumentary/TrueI own on DVD
    A documentary about political conflict in an Oregon logging town, directed by Peter Richardson.
  23. Movie DetailsFast Food Nation (2006) 8  With Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    A humanistic, fictionalized behind-the-scenes portrait of America's fast food and meat packing industries.
  24. Movie DetailsFountain, The (2006) 8  Mind-blowingSci-FiWith Sex/Nudity
    Three stories of love/mortality that weave in the legendary quest for the Fountain of Youth.
  25. Movie DetailsHalf Nelson (2006) 8  
    Inner-city junior high history teacher Gosling forms an unlikely friendship with a student. Complex, absorbing.
  26. Movie DetailsIllusionist, The (2006) 8  ConspiracyFantasy
    In 1900 Vienna, Edward Norton is Eisenheim the Illusionist. This lush production inspires supernatural reflection.
  27. Movie DetailsKinamand (2006) 8  Obscure/Rare
    A Danish plumber begins eating at a family-run Chinese diner and makes unexpected emotional connections.
  28. Movie DetailsLittle Miss Sunshine (2006) 8  Comedy
    An entertaining comedy about a dysfunctional family's California roadtrip. Everyone just pretend to be normal.
  29. Movie DetailsLucky Number Slevin (2006) 8  With Sex/NuditySport
    A clever Pulp Fictionesque story of violent revenge featuring rival crime bosses Kingsley and Freeman.
  30. Movie DetailsVenture Bros. - Seasons One and Two, The (2006) 8  AnimationComedySci-FiTV Shows
    The warped misadventures of a middle-aged mad scientist, his teenage sons, and their maniac bodyguard.

  31. GOOD
  32. Movie DetailsApocalypto (2006) 7  With Sex/Nudity
    Mel Gibson's sadistic take on the Maya civilization's decline and practice of human sacrifice. Bloody.
  33. Movie DetailsBook of the Dead, The (2006) 7  AnimationObscure/Rare
    Intricate stop-motion animation set in feudal Japan. A mysterious Buddhist parable involving a ghost prince.
  34. Movie DetailsClerks II (2006) 7  Comedy
    The sequel to Kevin Smith's breakthrough comedy. Dante and Randal are back in New Jersey.
  35. Movie DetailsCollection of 2005 Academy Award Nominated Short Films, A (2006) 7  AnimationComedyObscure/RareSci-FiWith Sex/Nudity
    Death abounds. I enjoyed Six Shooter and Jasper Morello. Hated the Moon and the Son.
  36. Movie DetailsGood Shepherd, The (2006) 7  ConspiracyWith Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    The early history of the CIA, viewed through a fictional man's life. Serious and tedious.
  37. Movie DetailsHistory Boys, The (2006) 7  Comedy
    A class of bright, funny history students pursue acceptance into Oxford or Cambridge. Highly literate.
  38. Movie DetailsMatch Point (2006) 7  With Sex/NuditySport
    Woody Allen's ugly story of infidelity amidst British wealth. Tennis, opera, investments, horses and murder.
  39. Movie DetailsPerfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006) 7  With Sex/Nudity
    Tom Tykwer's memorable film about an 18th century Parisian murderer, with a profoundly flawed climax.
  40. Movie DetailsPiano Tuner of Earthquakes, The (2006) 7  AnimationHorrorMusical/MusicObscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
    The Brothers Quay present a dark fairytale about a diabolical doctor and beautiful opera singer.
  41. Movie DetailsSherrybaby (2006) 7  Obscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
    Former drug addict Maggie Gyllenhaal is out of prison, seeking her daughter and emotional recovery.
  42. Movie DetailsSilent Hill (2006) 7  FantasyHorror
    Fantastic atmosphere and set design. A grotesque purgatory of undead meat-creatures, cults, and zombie nurses.
  43. Movie DetailsSuperman Returns (2006) 7  FantasySci-FiComic Book/Superhero
    Bryan Singer's reverent reboot of the Superman franchise. Good, but lacks surprises and new ideas.
  44. Movie DetailsWinter Passing (2006) 7  ComedyObscure/Rare
    Zooey Deschanel visits her novelist father, now rooming with a young woman and Christian rocker.

  45. FAIR
  46. Movie DetailsCrank (2006) 6  ComedyWith Sex/Nudity
    An entertaining movie because it is so intentionally ridiculous. Chock full of contrived adrenaline rushes.
  47. Movie DetailsDéjà Vu (2006) 6  Sci-FiWith Sex/Nudity
    Are you ready for the space-time continuum to get Bruckheimered? Explosions! Insulted intelligence! More explosions!
  48. Movie DetailsFur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus (2006) 6  With Sex/NudityDocumentary/True
    A fictionalized, metaphorical account of the formation of artist Diane Arbus. Nicole Kidman is brilliant.
  49. Movie DetailsHellboy Animated: Sword of Storms (2006) 6  AnimationFantasyHorrorObscure/RareComic Book/SuperheroTV Shows
    A samurai sword sends Hellboy into a dangerous realm of Japanese legends, ghosts and monsters.
  50. Movie DetailsNight at the Museum (2006) 6  ComedyFantasy
    New night security guard Ben Stiller discovers that museum exhibits come to life at night.
  51. Movie DetailsNight Watch (2006) 6  FantasyHorrorWith Sex/Nudity
    First chapter of a derivative Russian fantasy epic featuring warring forces of daytime and nighttime.
  52. Movie DetailsPirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006) 6  ComedyFantasy
    An overlong cartoonish setup to the third movie in the Disney franchise. Johnny Depp shines.
  53. Movie DetailsSnakes on a Plane (2006) 6  ComedyHorrorWith Sex/Nudity
    A cheesy Samuel L. Jackson horror-comedy that knows it's ridiculous and plays it refreshingly well.
  54. Movie DetailsTideland (2006) 6  FantasyHorror
    A young girl with drug-addicted parents creates a half-fantasy world with doll heads, deranged neighbors.

  55. ADEQUATE
  56. Movie DetailsFeed (2006) 5  HorrorObscure/RareWith Sex/Nudity
    An Internet sex crimes expert investigates feeder-gainer relationships (sexual fetish of the grotesquely obese).
  57. Movie DetailsFinal Destination 3 (2006) 5  HorrorWith Sex/Nudity
    Better than the first two. I watched the Rube-Goldberg deaths with amusement. The nudity helped.
  58. Movie DetailsStay Alive (2006) 5  HorrorWith Sex/Nudity
    A videogame kills players in the real world. It's gory CGI fun featuring Samaire Armstrong.

  59. FROM BAD TO WORSE
  60. Movie DetailsDate Movie (2006) CRAP  Comedy
    Two Scary Movie screenwriters spoof the romantic comedy genre to death. Alyson Hannigan stars. Lame.
  61. Movie DetailsEragon (2006) CRAP  Fantasy
    A bad movie about dragons, dragon riders, a Shade's dark magic and evil King Galbatorix.
  62. Movie DetailsFailure to Launch (2006) CRAP  Comedy
    Matthew McConaughey's parents set him up with Sarah Jessica Parker so he'll finally move out.
  63. Movie DetailsReturn, The (2006) CRAP  
    Sarah Michelle Gellar is supernaturally drawn to an old farmhouse where a murder took place.
  64. Movie DetailsUnderworld: Evolution (2006) CRAP  FantasyHorrorWith Sex/Nudity
    Acting-challenged vampire Kate Beckinsale is still battling werewolves, but now with extra CGI incoherence.


  65. Statistical ratings distribution of these 58 films (3.6% of total rated films):
    With enough films included, it usually approximates a bell curve with a mean near 6.5...
    (especially when considering that CRAP is 0-4 combined).
    Average rating for these 58 films: 7.2.

    10:10.3%

    9:15.5%

    8:22.4%

    7:22.4%

    6:15.5%

    5:5.2%

    CRAP:8.6%



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