Thursday, December 31, 2009

Question of the Day: Your Favorite FIlms of 2006?

Continuing with the theme of "best of" what movies stood out to you in 2006?  I'm noticing that this was a relatively weak year considering the years its sandwiched between.  Leave your lists in the's my list:

20.) Talladega Nights: The Legend of Ricky Bobby
19.) Why We Fight
18.) Jesus Camp
17.) Half Nelson
16.) Tristam Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story
15.) Stranger Than Fiction
14.) Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World
13.) The Departed
12.) United 93
11.) Perfume: A Story of Murder

10.) Bubble
9.) Flags of Our Fathers/Letters From Iwo Jima
8.) Casino Royale
7.) Thank You for Smoking
6.) Volver
5.) Marie Antoinette
4.) The Descent
3.) L'Enfant
2.) Miami Vice
1.) Pan's Labyrinth 


  1. 1. The Departed (Martin Scorsese)

    2. Marie Antoinette (Sofia Coppola)

    3. Scoop (Woody Allen)

    4. Little Miss Sunshine (Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris)

    5. The Descent (Neil Marshall)

    6. United 93 (Paul Greengrass)

    7. Letters From Iwo Jima (Clint Eastwood)

    8. L'enfant (Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne)

    9. Children of Men (Alfonso Cuaron)

    10. The Devil Wears Prada (David Frankel)

  2. 1. Apoocalypto
    2. United 93
    3. Pan's Labyrinth
    4. The Departed
    5. Borat
    6. Letters from Iwo Jima
    7. Borat
    8. The Lives of Others
    9. Casino Royale
    10. Half Nelson

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  4. Um...that's Apocalypto of course, not Apoocalypto.

    Oh and Borat's on there twice I really screwed up on this one. Uh, put Neil Young: Heart of Gold in the place of one of them.

  5. As always, nice to see Mann's MIAMI VICE ranked so high. I would certainly agree. Another stand-out film from this year is the very underrated THE GOOD SHEPHERD, featuring an fantastic, internalized performance from Matt Damon. The subject matter (the creation of the CIA) was fascinating and I loved De Niro's direction.

  6. Thanks for the lists, everyone. Sorry I've been so bad at getting back to you all.

    Krauthammer: Our lists are very different, but I like a lot of the films on your list, just not enough to put them in the top 20.

    J.D.: You know my love of Miami Vice well, and I still maintain that it's one of the best films of the decade that very few people get.

  7. OK, I really didn't care for Miami Vice when I first saw it, but after rewatching it I now completely understand the love for it. The crazy son of a bitch made an impressionistic action movie. I'm not quite sure that it's a defining masterpiece of the decade, but now it's vying for the no. 3 spot of the year behind Pan's and Children of Men and would probably make my top 50 of the decade.

  8. Jake:

    Good to hear you're starting to come around on Miami Vice. J.D. and I won't hold it against you for being so late to the party, hehe.

    Thanks for dropping by!