Best Movies of 2006
Methodology: How much I enjoyed watching them. If you
really want a ranked list on cultural and moral
significance, find another reviewer.
The Devil Wears Prada
Pursuit of Happiness
Over the Hedge
The Science of Sleep
Little Miss Sunshine
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit
Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
Night at the Museum
I would never claim to be a critic or that my opinion on movies really matter. I have been accused of liking every movie ever made, and though that is not the complete truth, I do love movies.
That being said, my top films of the year are based more on how much I loved the film than any expertise in film criticism.
1) Apocalypto - My most anticipated film of the year (besides The Host, which I never got to see) lived up to all my expectations. The plot was a solid action/adventure and everything else was wonderfully historical, engaging, and breath taking.
2) The Departed – I am a big fan of Infernal Affairs, the Korean movie that this Scorsese film is a remake of. The plot was wonderful, the acting superb, and I loved Jack Nicholson.
3) The Proposition – Dark, sparse, and bloody – Just the way I like my westerns.
4) Casino Royale – I read the book a week before the release and was blown away by how well the plot covered the material. Craig’s new Bond was wonderful.
5) The Prestige – Nolan weaves an amazing tale as usual.
6 The Decent – I have never felt more claustrophobic than I did watching this film, and then they added monsters. A great change from the torture/horror that most studios are spitting out.
7) The Fountain – A beautiful and tragic film that I am so glad I caught in the theater.
8) The Queen – Thank you, Anna for taking me to this wonderful film that showed the human side of the royal family. The Queen’s acting was amazing. The subplot with the deer was amazing.
9) Little Miss Sunshine – hilarious film! Alan Arkin’s character was my dad to a tee (yes, that’s a little scary)
10) The Hills Have Eyes – A gory and spine-tingling remake that had just the right mixture of scares and camp.
The Devil Wears Prada
Science of Sleep
Pursuit of Happyness
Snakes on a Plane