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Movies: Popular Movies of 2006

Movies in chronological context: 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2006th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 6th year of the 3rd millennium, the 6th year of the 21st century, and the 7th year of the 2000s decade. 2006 was designated as the International Year of Deserts and Desertification and the International Asperger's Year. ()

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest(2006)

PG-13
| 2h 31min | Adventure, Fantasy, Action
3.7/5 (with 5,894 votes)

Captain Jack Sparrow works his way out of a blood debt with the ghostly Davy Jones to avoid eternal damnation.

The Prestige(2006)

PG-13
| 2h 10min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
4.1/5 (with 5,566 votes)

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.

Directed by Christopher Nolan - With Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman, Michael Caine, Scarlett Johansson, Rebecca Hall, Piper Perabo, ...

The Departed(2006)

R
| 2h 31min | Drama, Thriller, Crime
4.1/5 (with 5,326 votes)

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 through the police ranks. But both sides soon discover there's a mole among them.

Directed by Queen of Cinema - With Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg, Martin Sheen, Ray Winstone, ...

V for Vendetta(2006)

R
| 2h 12min | Action, Thriller, Fantasy
4.0/5 (with 5,318 votes)

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 finds in her an ally with whom he can continue his fight to free the people of Britain.

300(2006)

R
| 1h 57min | Action, Adventure, War
3.6/5 (with 5,137 votes)

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 together against the Persians, and helped usher in the world's first democracy.

Directed by Zack Snyder - With Gerard Butler, Dominic West, Rodrigo Santoro, Andrew Pleavin, Andrew Tiernan, David Francis, ...

Cars(2006)

3.4/5 (with 5,061 votes)

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 to the big Piston Cup Championship in California to compete against two seasoned pros, McQueen gets to know the town's offbeat characters.

The Devil Wears Prada(2006)

PG-13
| 1h 49min | Comedy, Drama, Romance / Love
3.7/5 (with 4,384 votes)

Andy moves to New York to work in the fashion industry. Her boss is extremely demanding, cruel and won't let her succeed if she doesn't fit into the high class elegant look of their magazine.

Directed by David Frankel - With Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Emily Blunt, Stanley Tucci, Simon Baker, Adrian Grenier, ...

Pan's Labyrinth(2006)

R
| 1h 58min | Fantasy, Drama, War
3.9/5 (with 3,911 votes)

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 father, Ofelia must complete three terrifying tasks.

Casino Royale(2006)

PG-13
| 2h 24min | Adventure, Action, Thriller
3.8/5 (with 3,849 votes)

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 mission as a 00 Agent—to attend this game and prevent Le Chiffre from winning. With the help of Vesper Lynd and Felix Leiter, Bond enters the most important poker game in his already dangerous career.

Directed by Martin Campbell - With Daniel Craig, Mads Mikkelsen, Eva Green, Jeffrey Wright, Giancarlo Giannini, Judi Dench, ...

Night at the Museum(2006)

3.3/5 (with 3,813 votes)

Chaos reigns at the natural history museum when night watchman Larry Daley accidentally stirs up an ancient curse, awakening Attila the Hun, an army of gladiators, a Tyrannosaurus rex and other exhibits.

Ice Age: The Meltdown(2006)

3.3/5 (with 3,694 votes)

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 prompts them to reunite and warn all the other beasts about the desperate situation.

Directed by Carlos Saldanha

X-Men: The Last Stand(2006)

3.2/5 (with 3,596 votes)

When a cure is found to treat mutations, lines are drawn amongst the X-Men—led by Professor Charles Xavier—and the Brotherhood, a band of powerful mutants organised under Xavier's former ally, Magneto.

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The Pursuit of Happyness(2006)

PG-13
| 1h 57min | Drama
4.0/5 (with 3,545 votes)

A struggling salesman takes custody of his son as he's poised to begin a life-changing professional career.

Directed by Gabriele Muccino - With Will Smith, Jaden Smith, Thandie Newton, Dan Castellaneta, Kurt Fuller, Brian Howe, ...

The Da Vinci Code(2006)

PG-13
| 2h 29min | Thriller, Mystery
3.4/5 (with 3,398 votes)

A murder in Paris’ Louvre Museum and cryptic clues in some of Leonardo da Vinci’s most famous paintings lead to the discovery of a religious mystery. For 2,000 years a secret society closely guards information that — should it come to light — could rock the very foundations of Christianity.

Directed by Ron Howard - With Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou, Ian McKellen, Paul Bettany, Jean Reno, Alfred Molina, ...

Blood Diamond(2006)

R
| 2h 23min | Drama, Thriller, Action
3.8/5 (with 2,654 votes)

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, conscripted as a child soldier into the brutal rebel forces ripping a swath of torture and bloodshed countrywide.

Click(2006)

PG-13
| 1h 47min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance / Love
3.1/5 (with 2,567 votes)

A married workaholic, Michael Newman doesn't have time for his wife and children, not if he's to impress his ungrateful boss and earn a well-deserved promotion. So when he meets Morty, a loopy sales clerk, he gets the answer to his prayers: a magical remote that allows him to bypass life's little distractions with increasingly hysterical results.

Directed by Frank Coraci - With Kate Beckinsale, Christopher Walken, Henry Winkler, David Hasselhoff, Julie Kavner, Jennifer Coolidge, ...

Children of Men(2006)

3.8/5 (with 2,493 votes)

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.

Directed by Alfonso Cuarón - With Clive Owen, Julianne Moore, Michael Caine, Clare-Hope Ashitey, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Pam Ferris, ...

Little Miss Sunshine(2006)

R
| 1h 42min | Comedy, Drama
3.8/5 (with 2,374 votes)

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.

Mission: Impossible III(2006)

PG-13
| 2h 6min | Adventure, Action, Thriller
3.4/5 (with 2,313 votes)

Retired from active duty to train new IMF agents, Ethan Hunt is called back into action to confront sadistic arms dealer, Owen Davian. Hunt must try to protect his girlfriend while working with his new team to complete the mission.

The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift(2006)

PG-13
| 1h 44min | Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
3.2/5 (with 2,216 votes)

In order to avoid a jail sentence, Sean Boswell heads to Tokyo to live with his military father. In a low-rent section of the city, Shaun gets caught up in the underground world of drift racing.

Directed by Justin Lin - With Lucas Black, Sung Kang, Bow Wow, Brian Tee, Nathalie Kelley, Jason Tobin, ...

Inside Man(2006)

R
| 2h 9min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
3.7/5 (with 1,964 votes)

When an armed, masked gang enter a Manhattan bank, lock the doors and take hostages, the detective assigned to effect their release enters negotiations preoccupied with corruption charges he is facing.

Directed by Spike Lee - With Denzel Washington, Clive Owen, Jodie Foster, Christopher Plummer, Willem Dafoe, Chiwetel Ejiofor, ...

Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan(2006)

R
| 1h 24min | Comedy
3.4/5 (with 1,854 votes)

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 exposing prejudices and hypocrisies in American culture.

Directed by Larry Charles - With Sacha Baron Cohen, Ken Davitian, Pamela Anderson, Luenell, Dan Mazer

Happy Feet(2006)

PG
| 1h 48min | Animation, Comedy, Kids & Family
3.1/5 (with 1,834 votes)

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!

Directed by George Miller

Apocalypto(2006)

R
| 2h 19min | Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
3.8/5 (with 1,825 votes)

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 and spurred by the power of his love for his woman and his family he will make a desperate break to return home and to ultimately save his way of life.

High School Musical(2006)

G
| 1h 38min | Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance / Love
3.3/5 (with 1,792 votes)

Troy, the popular captain of the basketball team, and Gabriella, the brainy and beautiful member of the academic club, break all the rules of East High society when they secretly audition for the leads in the school's musical. As they reach for the stars and follow their dreams, everyone learns about acceptance, teamwork, and being yourself.

Directed by Kenny Ortega - With Corbin Bleu, Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Lucas Grabeel, Alyson Reed, ...

The Illusionist(2006)

PG-13
| 1h 50min | Fantasy, Drama, Thriller, Romance / Love
3.7/5 (with 1,779 votes)

With his eye on a lovely aristocrat, a gifted illusionist named Eisenheim uses his powers to win her away from her betrothed, a crown prince. But Eisenheim's scheme creates tumult within the monarchy and ignites the suspicion of a dogged inspector.

Directed by Neil Burger - With Edward Norton, Paul Giamatti, Jessica Biel, Rufus Sewell, Eddie Marsan, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, ...

The Holiday(2006)

PG-13
| 2h 16min | Comedy, Romance / Love
3.6/5 (with 1,775 votes)

Two women, one from the United States and one from the United Kingdom, swap homes at Christmastime after bad breakups with their boyfriends. Each woman finds romance with a local man but realizes that the imminent return home may end the relationship.

Déjà Vu(2006)

PG-13
| 2h 6min | Action, Thriller, Science Fiction
3.4/5 (with 1,667 votes)

Called in to recover evidence in the aftermath of a horrific explosion on a New Orleans ferry, Federal agent Doug Carlin gets pulled away from the scene and taken to a top-secret government lab that uses a time-shifting surveillance device to help prevent crime.

Directed by Tony Scott - With Denzel Washington, Paula Patton, Val Kilmer, Jim Caviezel, Adam Goldberg, Elden Henson, ...

Over the Hedge(2006)

PG
| 1h 23min | Comedy, Animation, Kids & Family
3.3/5 (with 1,596 votes)

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.

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer(2006)

R
| 2h 27min | Crime, Fantasy, Drama
3.7/5 (with 1,547 votes)

Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, born in the stench of 18th century Paris, develops a superior olfactory sense, which he uses to create the world's finest perfumes. However, his work takes a dark turn as he tries to preserve scents in the search for the ultimate perfume.

Directed by Tom Tykwer - With Ben Whishaw, Alan Rickman, Rachel Hurd-Wood, Dustin Hoffman, Karoline Herfurth, Simon Chandler, ...
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