2006 Top Ten List

  • The Prestige (Christopher Nolan)
  • Time (Kim Ki-duk)
  • Old Joy (Kelly Reichardt)
  • The Departed (Martin Scorsese)
  • The Host (Bong Joon-ho)
  • Day Night Day Night (Julia Loktev)
  • Container (Lukas Moodysson)
  • Volver (Pedro Almodóvar)
  • The Boss of It All (Lars von Trier)
  • Offside (Jafar Panahi)
  • Additional 2006 Films By Rating

  • Sleeping Dogs Lie. (Bobcat Goldthwait)
  • Falling (Barbara Albert)
  • Half Nelson (Ryan Fleck)
  • The Lives of Others (Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck)
  • Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (Tom Tykwer)
  • The Right of the Weakest (Lucas Belvaux)
  • The Last Communist (Amir Muhammad)
  • In Between Days (So Yong Kim)
  • Inside Man (Spike Lee)
  • The Good German (Steven Soderbergh)
  • Paprika (Satoshi Kon)
  • Failure to Launch (Tom Dey)
  • When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts (Spike Lee)
  • drama/mex (Gerardo Naranjo)
  • Woman on the Beach (Hong Sang-soo)
  • Mission: Impossible III (J.J. Abrams)
  • The Wind That Shakes the Barley (Ken Loach)
  • Wordplay (Patrick Creadon)
  • Apocalypto (Mel Gibson)
  • This Film Is Not Yet Rated (Kirby Dick)
  • Retrieval (Slawomir Fabicki)
  • The Family Friend (Paolo Sorrentino)
  • Summer '04 (Stefan Krohmer)
  • A Scanner Darkly (Richard Linklater)
  • Poison Friends (Emmanuel Bourdieu)
  • To Get to Heaven First You Have to Die (Djamshed Usmonov)
  • Casino Royale (Martin Campbell)
  • United 93 (Paul Greengrass)
  • Seraphim Falls (David Von Ancken)
  • Once (John Carney)
  • 12:08 East of Bucharest (Corneliu Porumboiu)
  • Congorama (Philippe Falardeau)
  • Fireworks Wednesday (Asghar Farhadi)
  • Marie Antoinette (Sofia Coppola)
  • Black Book (Paul Verhoeven)
  • Quinceañera (Richard Glatzer & Wash Westmoreland)
  • Lady Chatterley (Pascale Ferran)
  • Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (Larry Charles)
  • Fast Food Nation (Richard Linklater)
  • Fay Grim (Hal Hartley)
  • The War Tapes (Deborah Scranton)
  • Deja Vu (Tony Scott)
  • Longing (Valeska Grisebach)
  • The Painted Veil (John Curran)
  • Private Fears in Public Places (Alain Resnais)
  • Neil Young: Heart of Gold (Jonathan Demme)
  • Climates (Nuri Bilge Ceylan)
  • Scoop (Woody Allen)
  • Away From Her (Sarah Polley)
  • Breaking and Entering (Anthony Minghella)
  • Black Snake Moan (Craig Brewer)
  • Syndromes and a Century (Apichatpong Weerasethakul)
  • A Prairie Home Companion (Robert Altman)
  • Still Life (Jia Zhang-Ke)
  • Jindabyne (Ray Lawrence)
  • The Bothersome Man (Jens Lien)
  • The Devil Wears Prada (David Frankel)
  • Subject Two (Philip Chidel)
  • This Is England (Shane Meadows)
  • Hollywoodland (Allen Coulter)
  • Sherrybaby (Laurie Collyer)
  • An Inconvenient Truth (Davis Guggenheim)
  • Letters From Iwo Jima (Clint Eastwood)
  • Cars (John Lasseter)
  • Babel (Alejandro González Iñárritu)
  • Flags of Our Fathers (Clint Eastwood)
  • August Days (Mark Recha)
  • Exiled (Johnnie To)
  • Lucky Number Slevin (Paul McGuigan)
  • Rescue Dawn (Werner Herzog)
  • The Black Dahlia (Brian De Palma)
  • Monster House (Gil Kenan)
  • A Very British Gangster (Donal MacIntyre)
  • Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny (Liam Lynch)
  • Friends With Money (Nicole Holofcener)
  • The Wicker Man (Neil LaBute)
  • The Hoax (Lasse Hallström)
  • Retribution (Kiyoshi Kurosawa)
  • A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints (Dito Montiel)
  • Children of Men (Alfonso Cuarón)
  • Red Road (Andrea Arnold)
  • Brand Upon the Brain! (Guy Maddin)
  • Stranger Than Fiction (Marc Forster)
  • The Situation (Philip Haas)
  • The Paper Will Be Blue (Radu Muntean)
  • Miami Vice (Michael Mann)
  • Find Me Guilty (Sidney Lumet)
  • All the King's Men (Steven Zaillian)
  • The Valet (Francis Veber)
  • Gardens in Autumn (Otar Iosseliani)
  • Chronicle of an Escape (Israel Adrián Caetano)
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (Gore Verbinski)
  • Charlie Says (Nicole Garcia)
  • The Unknown Soldier (Michael Verhoeven)
  • The Dog Problem (Scott Caan)
  • Big Bang Love, Juvenile A (Takashi Miike)
  • Right at Your Door (Chris Gorak)
  • Tell No One (Guillaume Canet)
  • Curse of the Golden Flower (Zhang Yimou)
  • Lights in the Dusk (Aki Kaurismäki)
  • Slither (James Gunn)
  • Pan's Labyrinth (Guillermo Del Toro)
  • The Namesake (Mira Nair)
  • Noise (Olivier Assayas)
  • Steel City (Brian Jun)
  • Flannel Pajamas (Jeff Lipsky)
  • Jackass Number Two (Jeff Tremaine)
  • X-Men: The Last Stand (Brett Ratner)
  • Bug (William Friedkin)
  • Days of Glory (Rachid Bouchareb)
  • The Magic Flute (Kenneth Branagh)
  • TV Junkie (Michael Cain)
  • Little Children (Todd Field)
  • Idiocracy (Mike Judge)
  • Superman Returns (Bryan Singer)
  • For Your Consideration (Christopher Guest)
  • Infamous (Douglas McGrath)
  • The Caiman (Nanni Moretti)
  • Luxury Car (Wang Chao)
  • Lake of Fire (Tony Kaye)
  • Reprise (Joachim Trier)
  • Slumming (Michael Glawogger)
  • Over the Hedge (Tim Johnson & Karey Kirkpatrick)
  • Shortbus (John Cameron Mitchell)
  • Election 2 (Johnnie To)
  • The Queen (Stephen Frears)
  • The Illusionist (Neil Burger)
  • I Don't Want to Sleep Alone (Tsai Ming-Liang)
  • Venus (Roger Michell)
  • World Trade Center (Oliver Stone)
  • Ten Canoes (Rolf de Heer)
  • Paris je t'aime (Various)
  • Happy Feet (George Miller)
  • Notes on a Scandal (Richard Eyre)
  • The Singer (Xavier Giannoli)
  • After the Wedding (Susanne Bier)
  • Trapped Ashes (Various)
  • Stephanie Daley (Hilary Brougher)
  • The History Boys (Nicholas Hytner)
  • Destricted (Various)
  • 300 (Zack Snyder)
  • Art School Confidential (Terry Zwigoff)
  • The Fountain (Darren Aronofsky)
  • My Best Friend (Patrice Leconte)
  • Summer Palace (Lou Ye)
  • Toi et moi (Julie Lopes Curval)
  • All the Boys Love Mandy Lane (Jonathan Levine)
  • Belle toujours (Manoel de Oliveira)
  • Deliver Us From Evil (Amy Berg)
  • Exterminating Angels (Jean-Claude Brisseau)
  • Dreamgirls (Bill Condon)
  • Poseidon (Wolfgang Petersen)
  • The Science of Sleep (Michel Gondry)
  • A Good Year (Ridley Scott)
  • The DaVinci Code (Ron Howard)
  • HANA (Hirokazu Kored-eda)
  • Somebodies (Hadjii)
  • The Tiger's Tail (John Boorman)
  • The Go Master (Tian Zhuangzhuang)
  • Flanders (Bruno Dumont)
  • Inland Empire (David Lynch)
  • Puccini for Beginners (Maria Maggenti)
  • Man of the Year (Barry Levinson)
  • Bamako (Abderrahman Sissako)
  • The Last Winter (Larry Fessenden)
  • Firewall (Richard Loncraine)
  • My Super Ex-Girlfriend (Ivan Reitman)
  • Bugmaster (Katsuhiro Otomo)
  • Colossal Youth (Pedro Costa)
  • Southland Tales (Richard Kelly)