Monday, January 1, 2007

Top Ten of 2006

This list was made in early 2007, but posted on 17 April 2014 and backdated to 1 January 2007.

1. Little Miss Sunshine dir. Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris
2. The Departed dir. Martin Scorsese
3. El Laberinto del Fauno (Pan’s Labyrinth) dir. Guillermo del Toro
4. Letters from Iwo Jima dir. Clint Eastwood
5. Volver dir. Pedro Almodóvar
6. Children of Men dir. Alfonso Cuarón
7. Babel dir. Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu
8. The Last King of Scotland dir. Kevin MacDonald
9. Apocalypto dir. Mel Gibson
10. Thank You for Smoking dir. Jason Reitman

All films seen from 2006 (based on US commercial release dates)
* review available on this site
+ from my collection
bold titles received at least 1 Oscar nomination

16 Blocks dir. Richard Donner [USA]
2 Days in Paris dir. Julie Delpy [USA]
49 Up dir. Michael Apted, Michael [UK]
Apocalypto dir. Mel Gibson [USA]
Ask the Dust dir. Robert Towne [USA]
Babel dir. Alejandro González Iñárritu, Alejandro [USA, Mexico, France]
The Black Dahlia dir. Brian De Palma [USA]
Blood Diamond dir. Edward Zwick [USA]
Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan dir. Larry Charles [USA]
Brick dir. Rian Johnson [USA]
+*Cars dir. John Lasseter [USA]
Casino Royale dir. Martin Campbell [USA]
Children of Men dir. Alfonso Cuarón [USA, UK]
Clerks II dir. Kevin Smith [USA]
Copying Beethoven dir. Agniezska Holland [USA]
The Da Vinci Code dir. Ron Howard [USA]
+*The Departed dir. Martin Scorsese [USA]
The Descent dir. Neil Marshall [USA]
*The Devil Wears Prada dir. David Frankel [USA]
Dreamgirls dir. Bill Condon [USA]
Factotum dir. Bent Hamer [USA]
Find Me Guilty dir. Sidney Lumet [USA]
Flags of Our Fathers dir. Clint Eastwood [USA]
Flannel Pajamas dir. Jeff Lipsky [USA]
The Fountain dir. Darren Aronofsky [USA]
Free Zone dir. Amos Gitai, Amos [Israel]
The Good German dir. Steven Soderbergh [USA]
Hostel dir. Eli Roth [USA]
The Illusionist dir. Neil Burger [USA]
An Inconvenient Truth dir. Davis Guggenheim [USA]
Inland Empire dir. David Lynch [USA]
+*Inside Man dir. Spike Lee [USA]
El Laberinto del Fauno (Pan's Labyrinth) dir. Guillermo del Toro [Mexico]
Lady in the Water dir. M. Night Shyamalan [USA]
The Last King of Scotland dir. Kevin MacDonald [USA]
Letters from Iwo Jima dir. Clint Eastwood [USA]
Little Children dir. Todd Field [USA]
Little Miss Sunshine dir. Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris [USA]
Manderlay dir. Lars von Trier [Denmark]
Marie Antoinette dir. Sofia Coppola [USA]
*Miami Vice dir. Michael Mann [USA]
Mission: Impossible III dir. J.J. Abrams [USA]
Nine Lives dir. Rodrigo Garcia [USA]
Notes on a Scandal dir. Richard Eyre [UK]
The Painted Veil dir. John Curran [USA]
Paris, je t'aime dir. various
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest dir. Gore Verbinski [USA]
The Prestige dir. Christopher Nolan [USA]
The Queen dir. Stephen Frears [UK]
Saw III dir. Darren Lynn Bousman [USA]
A Scanner Darkly dir. Richard Linklater [USA]
Scoop dir. Woody Allen [USA, UK]
Shortbus dir. John Cameron Mitchell [USA]
Stranger Than Fiction dir. Marc Forster [USA]
Superman Returns dir. Bryan Singer [USA]
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby dir. Adam McKay [USA]
Thank You for Smoking dir. Jason Reitman [USA]
Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story dir. Michael Winterbottom [UK]
Tsotsi dir. Gavin Hood [South Africa]
United 93 dir. Paul Greengrass [USA]
V for Vendetta dir. James McTeigue [USA]
Venus dir. Roger Michell [USA]
+*Volver dir. Pedro Almodóvar [Spain]
World Trade Center dir. Oliver Stone [USA]
X-Men: The Last Stand dir. Brett Ratner [USA]