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Pan's Labyrinth 1.

Pan's Labyrinth

Release Date: December 29, 2006
Following a bloody civil war, young Ofelia enters a world of unimaginable cruelty when she moves in with her new stepfather, a tyrannical military officer. Armed with only her imagination, Ofelia discovers a mysterious labyrinth and meets a faun who sets her on a path to saving herself and her ailing mother. But soon, the lines between fantasy and reality begin to blur, and before Ofelia can turn back, she finds herself at the center of a ferocious battle between good and evil. [Warner Bros.]
Metascore:
98
User Score:
8.7
Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan 2.

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

Release Date: November 3, 2006
The movie film is a government assigned project to broaden and enlight people and glory of nation. Cultural learning is emportant to follow on global basis. We make our nation a better and more convenient place for house and living. Kazakhs are progressive and asstonishing people that with conclusion of project will have new optimistic approach in daily life in world of same people. Our film will bring the US & A closer to us. We help with needs of kazakh knowledge and Us&a culture is positive step for future of our glorious nation. (20th Century Fox)
Metascore:
89
User Score:
7.3
The Departed 3.

The Departed

Release Date: October 6, 2006
This gritty crime drama from director Martin Scorsese takes us into the lives of two cops: Colin Sullivan (Matt Damon), smart and unabashedly ambitious, appears to be on the fast track in the Massachusetts State Police Department's elite Special Investigations Unit, whose prime target is powerful Irish mob boss Frank Costello (Jack Nicholson). Billy Costigan (Leonardo DiCaprio), street-smart and tough, is purported to have a violent temper that costs him his badge and eventually lands him back on the rough streets of South Boston, where he is recruited into Costello's ranks. But neither man is what he seems and, as they work at cross purposes, they are plunged into a dangerous game of cat and mouse in which the stakes could not be higher. [Warner Bros.]
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.3
Casino Royale 4.

Casino Royale

Release Date: November 17, 2006
After earning his license to kill, James Bond's first 007 mission takes him to Madagascar where he is to spy on a terrorist. Not everything goes as planned and Bond decides to investigate, independently of MI6. Following a lead to the Bahamas, he encounters Alex Dimitrios (Simon Abkarian) and his girlfriend, Solange (Caterina Murino). He learns that Dimitrios is involved with Le Chiffre (Mads Mikkelsen), banker to the world's terrorist organizations. Intelligence reveals that Le Chiffre is planning to raise money in a high-stakes poker game in Montenegro at Le Casino Royale. MI6 assigns 007 to play against him, knowing that if Le Chiffre loses, it will destroy his organization, but Bond falls in love with Vesper Lynd (Eva Green), the treasury employee assigned to provide the money he needs to bankrupt Le Chiffre.
Metascore:
80
User Score:
8.5
Superman Returns 5.

Superman Returns

Release Date: June 28, 2006
Five years after his mysterious disappearance, Superman returns to Metropolis -- but things have changed in his absence.
Metascore:
72
User Score:
6.5
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest 6.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

Release Date: July 7, 2006
Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley reunite this epic tale chronicling the further mis-adventures of Captain Jack Sparrow. (Buena Vista Pictures)
Metascore:
53
User Score:
7.2
Children of Men 7.

Children of Men

Release Date: December 25, 2006
Children of Men envisages a world one generation from now that has fallen into anarchy on the heels of an infertility defect in the population. The world's youngest citizen has just died at 18, and humankind is facing the likelihood of its own extinction. Set against the backdrop of London torn apart by violence and nationalistic sects, the film follows disillusioned bureaucrat Theo (Owen) as he becomes an unlikely champion of Earth's survival. (Universal Pictures)
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.4
Babel 8.

Babel

Release Date: October 27, 2006
In the remote sands of the Moroccan desert, a rifle shot rings out -- detonating a chain of events that will link an American tourist couple's frantic struggle to survive, two Moroccan boys involved in an accidental crime, a nanny illegally crossing into Mexico with two American children and a Japanese teen rebel whose father is sought by the police in Tokyo. (Paramount Vantage)
Metascore:
69
User Score:
6.6
V for Vendetta 9.

V for Vendetta

Release Date: March 17, 2006
Set against the futuristic landscape of totalitarian Britain, V for Vendetta tells the story of a mild-mannered young woman named Evey (Portman) who is rescued from a life-and-death situation by a masked man (Weaving) known only as "V." Incomparably charismatic and ferociously skilled in the art of combat and deception, V ignites a revolution when he urges his fellow citizens to rise up against tyranny and oppression. As Evey uncovers the truth about V's mysterious background, she also discovers the truth about herself -- and emerges as his unlikely ally in the culmination of his plan to bring freedom and justice back to a society fraught with cruelty and corruption. (Warner Bros.)
Metascore:
62
User Score:
7.5
Silent Hill 10.

Silent Hill

Release Date: April 21, 2006
The eerie and deserted town of Silent Hill draws a young mother desperate to find a cure for her only child's illness. Unable to accept the doctor's diagnosis that her daughter should be permanently institutionalized for psychiatric care, Rose (Mitchell) flees with her child, heading for the abandoned town in search of answers -- and ignoring the protests of her husband. [Sony Pictures]
Metascore:
31
User Score:
7.9
Little Miss Sunshine 11.

Little Miss Sunshine

Release Date: July 26, 2006
Little Miss Sunshine is an American family road comedy that shatters the mold. Brazenly satirical and yet deeply human, the film introduces audiences to one of the most endearingly fractured families in recent cinema history: the Hoovers, whose trip to a pre-pubescent beauty pageant results not only in comic mayhem but in death, transformation and a moving look at the surprising rewards of being losers in a winning-crazed culture. (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
Metascore:
80
User Score:
7.5
X-Men: The Last Stand 12.

X-Men: The Last Stand

Release Date: May 26, 2006
In the climax of the X-Men trilogy, a "cure" for mutancy threatens to alter the course of history. For the first time, mutants have a choice: retain their uniqueness, though it isolates and alienates them, or give up their powers and become human. (20th Century Fox)
Metascore:
58
User Score:
6.0
The Da Vinci Code 13.

The Da Vinci Code

Release Date: May 19, 2006
Based on Dan Brown's popular and controversial novel, The Da Vinci Code begins with a spectacular murder in the Louvre Museum. All clues point to a covert religious organization that will stop at nothing to protect a secret that threatens to overturn 2,000 years of accepted dogma. (Sony)
Metascore:
46
User Score:
5.9
Lady in the Water 14.

Lady in the Water

Release Date: July 21, 2006
M. Night Shyamalan's bedtime story comes to the big screen.
Metascore:
36
User Score:
6.3
Apocalypto 15.

Apocalypto

Release Date: December 8, 2006
A heart stopping mythic action-adventure set against the turbulent end times of the once great Mayan civilization. (Touchstone)
Metascore:
68
User Score:
7.5
The Prestige 16.

The Prestige

Release Date: October 20, 2006
Christopher Nolan directs this 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. (Touchstone Pictures)
Metascore:
66
User Score:
8.9
The Fountain 17.

The Fountain

Release Date: November 22, 2006
The Fountain is an odyssey about one man's eternal struggle to save the woman he loves. (Warner Bros.)
Metascore:
51
User Score:
8.0
United 93 18.

United 93

Release Date: April 28, 2006
Acclaimed filmmaker Paul Greengrass writes and directs an unflinching drama that tells the story of the passengers and crew, their families on the ground and the flight controllers who watched in dawning horror as United Flight 93 became the fourth hijacked plane on the day of the worst terrorist attacks on American soil: September 11, 2001. (Universal Pictures)
Metascore:
90
User Score:
7.6
Cars 19.

Cars

Release Date: June 9, 2006
This is a fast-paced comedy adventure set inside the world of cars. Fueled with plenty of humor, action, heartfelt drama and amazing new technical feats, Cars is a high octane delight for moviegoers of all ages. [Disney]
Metascore:
73
User Score:
7.4
Eragon 20.

Eragon

Release Date: December 15, 2006
When Eragon finds a polished blue stone in the forest, he thinks it's the lucky discovery of a poor farm boy. But when the stone brings a dragon hatchling, Eragon soon realizes he has stumbled upon a legacy nearly as old as the Empire itself. Can Eragon take up the mantle of the legendary Dragon Riders? The fate of the Empire may rest in his hands. (20th Century Fox)
Metascore:
38
User Score:
3.4
Rocky Balboa 21.

Rocky Balboa

Release Date: December 20, 2006
Former heavyweight champion Rocky Balboa steps out of retirement and back into the ring, pitting himself against a new rival in a dramatically different era. After a virtual boxing match declares Rocky Balboa the victor over current champion Mason "The Line" Dixon, the legendary fighter's passion and spirit are reignited. [MGM]
Metascore:
63
User Score:
8.3
Snakes on a Plane 22.

Snakes on a Plane

Release Date: August 18, 2006
An airborne thriller about a ruthless assassin who unleashes a crate full on lethal snakes onto a packed passenger jet over the Pacific Ocean.
Metascore:
58
User Score:
7.4
The Descent 23.

The Descent

Release Date: August 4, 2006
One year after a tragic accident, six girlfriends meet in a remote part of the Appalachians for their annual extreme outdoor adventure, in this case the exploration of a cave hidden deep in the woods. Far below the surface of the earth, disaster strikes, and there's no way out. But there is something else lurking under the earth. (Lionsgate)
Metascore:
71
User Score:
8.7
Blood Diamond 24.

Blood Diamond

Release Date: December 8, 2006
Set against the backdrop of the chaos and civil war that enveloped 1990s Sierra Leone, Blood Diamond is the story of Danny Archer (DiCaprio), an ex-mercenary from Zimbabwe, and Solomon Vandy (Hounsou), a Mende fisherman. Both men are African, but their histories and their circumstances are as different as any can be until their fates become joined in a common quest to recover a rare pink diamond, the kind of stone that can transform a life... or end it. (Warner Bros.)
Metascore:
64
User Score:
8.7
The Queen 25.

The Queen

Release Date: September 30, 2006
The Queen takes audiences behind the scenes of one of the most shocking public events of recent times -- providing an illuminating, deeply affecting and dramatic glimpse into what happens in the corridors of power when a tragedy strikes. (Miramax)
Metascore:
91
User Score:
6.6
Miami Vice 26.

Miami Vice

Release Date: July 28, 2006
The cocaine cowboys of the 80's are gone, but Miami's Casablanca allure, the undercover cops and the attitudes of Michael Mann's culturally influential television series have been enhanced by time in the feature film version of Miami Vice. (Universal Pictures)
Metascore:
65
User Score:
5.5
Dreamgirls 27.

Dreamgirls

Release Date: December 15, 2006
Twenty-five years after bringing Broadway audiences to their feet, the Tony Award-winning musical sensation Dreamgirls comes to the big screen. Set in the turbulent early 1960s to mid-70s, Dreamgirls follows the rise of a trio of women (Hudson, Knowles and Rose) who have formed a promising girl group called The Dreamettes. (Paramount Pictures)
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.3
Mission: Impossible III 28.

Mission: Impossible III

Release Date: May 5, 2006
Special Agent Ethan Hunt faces the mission of his life and a new villain (Philip Seymour Hoffman) in Mission: Impossible III. Director J. J. Abrams ("Lost," "Alias") brings his unique blend of action and drama to the billion-dollar franchise. [Paramount Pictures]
Metascore:
66
User Score:
7.8
Hostel 29.

Hostel

Release Date: January 6, 2006
A horror film about a pair of American backpackers seeking cheap thrills in the European countryside.
Metascore:
55
User Score:
3.3
Marie Antoinette 30.

Marie Antoinette

Release Date: October 20, 2006
Sofia Coppola brings to the screen a fresh interpretation of the life of legendary teenage queen Marie Antoinette, France's most misunderstood monarch. (Sony)
Metascore:
65
User Score:
5.7
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby 31.

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

Release Date: August 4, 2006
The team behind "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy" turns their focus to the world of NASCAR.
Metascore:
66
User Score:
6.5
Happy Feet 32.

Happy Feet

Release Date: November 17, 2006
A tone-deaf, tap dancing penguin proves that by being true to yourself, you can make all the difference in the world. (Warner Bros.)
Metascore:
77
User Score:
6.2
Night at the Museum 33.

Night at the Museum

Release Date: December 22, 2006
In this wild comedy fantasy, a bumbling night watchman (Stiller) at New York's Museum of Natural History inadvertently triggers a dormant curse that fully animates the dioramas, causing Mayans, Romans, Gladiators and cowboys to emerge, not to mention an angry T-Rex.
Metascore:
48
User Score:
6.8
The Illusionist 34.

The Illusionist

Release Date: August 18, 2006
Set in turn-of-the-centuy Vienna, this supernatural mystery combines romance, politics and magic. (Yari Film Group)
Metascore:
68
User Score:
8.7
Letters from Iwo Jima 35.

Letters from Iwo Jima

Release Date: December 20, 2006
In this companion piece to "Flags of Our Fathers," Clint Eastwood presents the untold story of the Japanese soldiers and their general who 61 years ago defended against the invading American forces on the island of Iwo Jima. (Warner Bros.)
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.2
Underworld: Evolution 36.

Underworld: Evolution

Release Date: January 20, 2006
Underworld: Evolution continues the saga of war between the aristocratic Death Dealers and the barbaric Lycans (werewolves). The film traces the beginnings of the ancient feud between the two tribes as the beautiful vampire heroine Selene (Beckinsale) discovers that she has been betrayed by her own kind and seeks her revenge. (Screen Gems)
Metascore:
36
User Score:
8.7
Inside Man 37.

Inside Man

Release Date: March 24, 2006
Acclaimed actors Denzel Washington, Clive Owen and Jodie Foster come together to explore the lure of power, the ugliness of greed and the mystery of a perfect robbery in this combustible new crime drama. The powerhouse actors play tough New Yorkers who must outwit one another to protect competing interests in this skillfully penned and tightly helmed thriller. (Universal Studios)
Metascore:
76
User Score:
7.4
The Pursuit of Happyness 38.

The Pursuit of Happyness

Release Date: December 15, 2006
Chris Gardner (Smith) is a bright and talented, but marginally employed salesman. Struggling to make ends meet, Gardner finds himself and his five-year-old son evicted from their San Francisco apartment with nowhere to go. When Gardner lands an internship at a prestigious stock brokerage firm, he and his son endure many hardships, including living in shelters, in pursuit of his dream of a better life for the two of them. (Sony)
Metascore:
64
User Score:
7.1
Ultraviolet 39.

Ultraviolet

Release Date: March 3, 2006
Set in the late 21st century, a subculture of humans called Hemophages has emerged who have been genetically modified, giving them enhance speed, incredible stamina and acute intelligence. To the government's dismay, more and more of the population are being transformed, and they have set out to rid the world of this new subculture that they deem menaces to society. However, one rogue warrior with fierce fighting skills and chameleon-like abilities is bent on protecting her race -- and seeking revenge on those who changed her life forever. (Sony)
Metascore:
18
User Score:
2.9
The Devil Wears Prada 40.

The Devil Wears Prada

Release Date: June 30, 2006
The best-selling novel about a young woman who stumbles into the hectic worlds of high fashion and publishing comes to the big screen.
Metascore:
62
User Score:
7.5
Click 41.

Click

Release Date: June 23, 2006
When an overworked architect (Sandler) finds a universal remote that lets him control his universe, he feels a rush of power. But before he knows it, the remote is programming him, rather than the other way around. (Sony)
Metascore:
45
User Score:
6.6
Ice Age: The Meltdown 42.

Ice Age: The Meltdown

Release Date: March 31, 2006
Manny, Sid and Diego return in another incredible adventure. The Ice Age is coming to an end, and the animals are delighting in their new world: a melting paradise of water parks, geysers and tar pits. But when Manny, Sid and Diego discover that the miles of melted ice will flood their valley, they must warn everyone and somehow figure out a way to escape the coming deluge. (20th Century Fox)
Metascore:
58
User Score:
7.5
The Good Shepherd 43.

The Good Shepherd

Release Date: December 22, 2006
The tumultuous early history of the Central Intelligence Agency is viewed through the prism of one man's life in this espionage drama. (Universal Pictures)
Metascore:
61
User Score:
6.6
The Hills Have Eyes 44.

The Hills Have Eyes

Release Date: March 10, 2006
A new take on Wes Craven's 1977 film of the same name, The Hills Have Eyes is the story of a family road trip that goes terrifyingly awry when the travelers become stranded in a government atomic zone. Miles from nowhere, the Carters soon realize the seemingly uninhabited wasteland is actually the breeding ground of a blood-thirst mutant family -- and they are the prey. (Fox Searchlight)
Metascore:
52
User Score:
6.2
Date Movie 45.

Date Movie

Release Date: February 17, 2006
Unrated
The twisted minds of two of the six screenwriters behind "Scary Movie" skewer the romantic comedy genre. (20th Century Fox)
Metascore:
11
User Score:
2.9
Half Nelson 46.

Half Nelson

Release Date: August 11, 2006
Dan, an idealistic inner-city junior high school teacher with a drug habit, and Drey, one of his troubled students, stumble into an unexpected friendship that threatens either to undo them or to provide the vital change they both need to move forward in their lives. [ThinkFilm]
Metascore:
85
User Score:
7.8
The Lake House 47.

The Lake House

Release Date: June 16, 2006
Based on the original 2000 South Korean film "Il Mare," The Lake House is a love story that explores the intriguing concept of an intimate communication across time.
Metascore:
52
User Score:
8.0
Idiocracy 48.

Idiocracy

Release Date: September 1, 2006
Private Joe Bauers (Luke Wilson), the definition of "average American", is selected by the Pentagon to be the guinea pig for a top-secret hibernation program. Forgotten, he awakes five centuries in the future and discovers a society so incredibly dumbed down that he's easily the most intelligent person alive.
Metascore:
66
User Score:
7.4
Final Destination 3 49.

Final Destination 3

Release Date: February 10, 2006
When high school senior Wendy (Winstead) joins her fiends for a Grad Night celebration at the local amusement park she experience a vivid premonition of a fatal accident in which the rollercoaster becomes a death trap for her and her friends. But that's only the beginning. (New Line Cinema)
Metascore:
41
User Score:
6.1
Deja Vu 50.

Deja Vu

Release Date: November 22, 2006
Everyone has experienced the unsettling mystery of deja vu, but what if the feelings were actually warnings sent from the past or clues to the future? It is deja vu that unexpectedly guides ATF agent Doug Carlin (Washington) through an investigation into a shattering crime. Called in to recover evidence after a bomb sets off a cataclysmic explosion on a New Orleans Ferry, Carlin is about to discover that what most people believe "is only in their heads" is actually something far more powerful - and will lead him on a mind-bending race to save hundreds of innocent people. (Touchstone Pictures)
Metascore:
59
User Score:
5.6
Lucky Number Slevin 51.

Lucky Number Slevin

Release Date: April 7, 2006
Lucky Number Slevin is a thriller that twists and turns its way through an underworld of crime and revenge. Set in New York City, a case of mistaken identity lands Slevin (Hartnett) into the middle of a war being plotted by two of the city's most rival crime bosses. (The Weinstein Company)
Metascore:
53
User Score:
8.8
Stranger Than Fiction 52.

Stranger Than Fiction

Release Date: November 10, 2006
Will Ferrell plays Harold Crick, an IRS Agent whose world is turned upside-down when he begins to hear his life being chronicled by a narrator only he can hear. The Narrator, Kay Eiffel (Emma Thompson), a nearly forgotten author of tragic novels, is struggling to complete her latest and best book, unaware that her protagonist is alive and uncontrollably guided by her words. Fiction and reality collide when the bewildered and hilariously resistant Harold hears the Narrator say that events have been set in motion that will lead to his imminent death. (Sony)
Metascore:
67
User Score:
8.7
The Black Dahlia 53.

The Black Dahlia

Release Date: September 15, 2006
The Black Dahlia weaves a fictionalized tale of obsession, love, corruption, greed and depravity around the brutal murder of a fledgling Hollywood starlet that shocked and fascinated the nation in 1947 and remains unsolved today. (Universal Pictures)
Metascore:
49
User Score:
2.7
Nacho Libre 54.

Nacho Libre

Release Date: June 16, 2006
Jack Black stars as Ignacio (friends call him Nacho), a cook by day in a Mexican orphanage, who moonlights as a lucha libre wrestler to raise money for the orphans in this comedy from the creators of "Napoleon Dynamite" and the writer of "The School of Rock." (Paramount)
Metascore:
52
User Score:
6.9
Saw III 55.

Saw III

Release Date: October 27, 2006
With his new apprentice Amanda (Smith), Jigsaw, the puppet-master behind the cruel, intricate games that have terrified a community and baffled police, has once again eluded capture and vanished. While two city detectives scramble to locate him, they are unaware that they are about to become the latest pawns on his vicious chessboard. (Lionsgate)
Metascore:
48
User Score:
6.7
The Lives of Others 56.

The Lives of Others

Release Date: December 1, 2006
At once a political thriller and human drama, The Lives of Others begins in East Berlin in 1984, five years before Glasnost and the fall of the Berlin Wall and ultimately takes us to 1991, in what is now the reunited Germany. The film traces the gradual disillusionment of Captain Gerd Wiesler, a highly skilled officer who works for the Stasi, East Germany's all-powerful secret police. (Sony Pictures Classics)
Metascore:
89
User Score:
8.8
Scary Movie 4 57.

Scary Movie 4

Release Date: April 14, 2006
What do you get when you mix fearless comedic genius with the latest box-office blockbusters? You guessed it. The Scary Movie gang is back with the most hilarious and irreverent installment yet. (The Weinstein Company)
Metascore:
40
User Score:
5.8
An Inconvenient Truth 58.

An Inconvenient Truth

Release Date: May 24, 2006
This documentary offers a passionate and inspirational look at Al Gore's fervent crusade to halt global warming's deadly progress in its tracks by exposing the myths and misconceptions that surround it. [Participant Productions]
Metascore:
75
User Score:
8.1
Volver 59.

Volver

Release Date: November 3, 2006
Three generations of women survive the east wind, fire, insanity, superstition and even death by means of goodness, lies and boundless vitality. (Sony Pictures Classics)
Metascore:
84
User Score:
8.5
Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny 60.

Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny

Release Date: November 22, 2006
The legend of the fabled "Pick of Destiny" infuses every page of rock history. Since the dark ages, this supernatural pick has been passed down through many hands. Now, the time draws nigh when the pick will be passed to the next generation of rock - the ones they call Tenacious D. This is their tale of a friendship that would last through the ages and a musical and spiritual synergy so strong that it would reshape our very understanding of the concept of rock. This is the story of Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny. (New Line Cinema)
Metascore:
55
User Score:
7.1
Hard Candy 61.

Hard Candy

Release Date: April 14, 2006
A cat-and-mouse psychotic thriller as incisive as it is stylish, Hard Candy delivers a provocative take on the revenge drama while jangling nerves at every turn. The film plunges us into an unstable universe where we cannot readily identify the "good guy" in the tense confrontation between a 14-year-old girl and the 32-year-old man she suspects of pedophilia and murder. (Lionsgate)
Metascore:
58
User Score:
8.1
Inland Empire 62.

Inland Empire

Release Date: December 6, 2006
The latest hallucinatory vision from the iconoclastic director of "Blue Velvet" and "Twin Peaks," Inland Empire stars Laura Dern in a tour-de-force performance as, perhaps, an actress who lands a dream role that quickly devolves into nightmare. (IFC Center)
Metascore:
72
User Score:
7.4
Little Children 63.

Little Children

Release Date: October 6, 2006
Based on the novel by Tom Perrotta, Little Children centers on a handful of individuals whose lives intersect on the playgrounds, town pools and streets of their small community in surprising and potentially dangerous ways. [New Line Cinema]
Metascore:
75
User Score:
7.3
A Scanner Darkly 64.

A Scanner Darkly

Release Date: July 7, 2006
Based on legendary science-fiction author Philip K. Dick’s own experiences, A Scanner Darkly tells the darkly comedic, caustic, but deeply tragic tale of drug use in the modern world. The film plays like a graphic novel come to life with live-action photography overlaid with an advanced animation process -- a method known as interpolated rotoscoping, first employed in writer/director Richard Linklater’s 2001 film "Waking Life" -- to create a haunting version of America, seven years from now. (Warner Independent Pictures)
Metascore:
73
User Score:
7.7
The Benchwarmers 65.

The Benchwarmers

Release Date: April 7, 2006
The Benchwarmers tells the story of three guys (Schneider, Spade, Heder) who try to make up for their lack of athleticism when they were younger by forming a three-man baseball team to challenge a full squad of elementary school baseballers. They develop a large following of left-out kids as they head into a high-stakes, winner-take-all game with the best team of kids in the state. (Sony Pictures)
Metascore:
25
User Score:
5.4
Brick 66.

Brick

Release Date: March 31, 2006
Brick, while taking its cues and its verbal style from the novels of Dashiell Hammett, also honors the rich cinematic tradition of the hard-boiled noir mystery, here wittily and bracingly immersed in fresh territory – a modern-day Southern California neighborhood and high school. (Focus Features)
Metascore:
72
User Score:
7.5
Flags of Our Fathers 67.

Flags of Our Fathers

Release Date: October 20, 2006
Based on the bestselling book, this film chronicles the battle of Iwo Jima and the fates of the flag raisers and some of their brothers in Easy Company. (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Metascore:
79
User Score:
7.1
Over the Hedge 68.

Over the Hedge

Release Date: May 19, 2006
A mischievous raccoon (Willis) and his sensitive best-buddy turtle (Shandling) along with other forest creatures try to resist the evils and temptations of encroaching suburbia.
Metascore:
67
User Score:
8.2
The Wicker Man 69.

The Wicker Man

Release Date: September 1, 2006
Not Rated
In Neil LaBute's remake of the 1973 horror classic, Nicolas Cage stars as a sheriff investigating a young girl's disappearance from an isolated, mysterious island.
Metascore:
36
User Score:
2.2
Clerks II 70.

Clerks II

Release Date: July 21, 2006
This long-awaited sequel to Kevin Smith's breakthrough comedy revisits the New Jersey world of Dante and Randal.
Metascore:
65
User Score:
7.4
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift 71.

The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift

Release Date: June 16, 2006
Set in the sexy and colorful underground world of Japanese drift racing, the newest and fastest customized rides go head-to head on some of the most perilous courses in the world. [Universal]
Metascore:
45
User Score:
6.4
Crank 72.

Crank

Release Date: September 1, 2006
Chev Chelios (Statham) is about to begin his morning with an unexpected wake-up call. Groggy, practically unable to move and with a heart that's barely beating, he hears the voice of thug Ricky Verona, who reveals Chev has been poisoned in his sleep and only has an hour to live. As it turns out, Chev is a hit man who freelances for a major West Coast syndicate. A run of the mill job the night before instead went awry: he let his target slip away in an effort to quit professional killing and start a new life with his girlfriend Eve. Now, Chev must keep moving to stay alive: the only way to prolong the poison from stopping his heart is to keep his adrenaline flowing. As the clock ticks, Chelios cuts a swath through the streets of Los Angeles, wreaking havoc on those who dare stand in his way. He must rescue Eve from danger, stay two steps ahead of his nemeses and search for an antidote to save his own life. (Lionsgate)
Metascore:
57
User Score:
4.5
World Trade Center 73.

World Trade Center

Release Date: August 9, 2006
September 11, 2001 was an unusually warm day in New York. Will Jimeno, an officer with the Port Authority Police Department, was tempted to take a personal day to enjoy his hobby of bow hunting, but ultimately decided that he would go to work. Sergeant John McLoughlin, a respected veteran of the PAPD, had been up for hours – a requirement of his daily, 1½-hour trek to the city. They and their colleagues made their way to midtown Manhattan, just like they did any other day. Only this wasn't any other day. (Paramount)
Metascore:
66
User Score:
5.5
We Are Marshall 74.

We Are Marshall

Release Date: December 22, 2006
For the team at Marshall University and the small West Virginia community around it, Marshall football is more than just a sport, it's a way of life. So, on a fateful night in 1970, when 75 members of the football team and coaching staff were killed in a plane crash, those left behind struggled to cope with the devastating loss. The grieving families found hope and strength in the leadership of Jack Lengyel (McConaughey), a young coach who was determined to rebuild Marshall's football program and, in the process, helped to heal a community. (Warner Bros.)
Metascore:
53
User Score:
8.0
The Last King of Scotland 75.

The Last King of Scotland

Release Date: September 27, 2006
In an incredible twist of fate, a Scottish doctor (McAvoy) on a Ugandan medical mission becomes irreversibly entangled with one of the world's most barbaric figures: Idi Amin (Whitaker). Impressed by Dr. Garrigan's brazen attitude in a moment of crisis, the newly self-appointed Ugandan President Amin hand picks him as his personal physician and closest confidante. Though Garrigan is at first flattered and fascinated by his new position, he soon awakens to Amin's savagery - and his own complicity in it. Horror and betrayal ensue as Garrigan tries to right his wrongs and escape Uganda alive. (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
Metascore:
74
User Score:
8.1
The Break-Up 76.

The Break-Up

Release Date: June 2, 2006
Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston star in The Break-Up, which starts where most romantic comedies end: after boy and girl have met, fallen in love, moved in to start their happily-ever-after -- and right when they wind up driving each other crazy. (Universal Pictures)
Metascore:
45
User Score:
7.4
Poseidon 77.

Poseidon

Release Date: May 12, 2006
Master storyteller Wolfgang Peterson (Das Boot, The Perfect Storm) returns to the sea with Poseidon to focus not only on the power of a massive rogue wave that overturns a luxury cruise ship in open water, but on the intense dramas that play out among a small group of people fighting to survive in its aftermath. (Warner Bros.)
Metascore:
50
User Score:
6.0
Thank You for Smoking 78.

Thank You for Smoking

Release Date: March 17, 2006
Thank You for Smoking is a fiercely satirical look at today's "culture of spin." The hero of the film is Nick Naylor (Eckhart), chief spokesman for Big Tobacco, who makes his living defending the rights of smokers and cigarette makers in today's neo-puritanical culture. (Fox Searchlight)
Metascore:
71
User Score:
7.6
A Prairie Home Companion 79.

A Prairie Home Companion

Release Date: June 9, 2006
Director Robert Altman and writer Garrison Keillor join forces with an all-star cast to create a comic backstage fable, A Prairie Home Companion, about a fictitious radio variety show that has managed to survive in the age of television. (Picturehouse)
Metascore:
75
User Score:
6.4
Grandma's Boy 80.

Grandma's Boy

Release Date: January 6, 2006
The latest comedy from Adam Sandler's Happy Madison Productions, Grandmas's Boy features gamers and grannies, sex and partying, bong vases and footie pajamas...and even a Tae Kwan Do master chimpanzee. (20th Century Fox)
Metascore:
33
User Score:
7.2
Monster House 81.

Monster House

Release Date: July 21, 2006
Columbia Pictures and executive producers Robert Zemeckis and Steven Speilberg present Monster House, an exciting and hilarious thrill-ride tale about three kids who must do battle with a mysterious house that threatens anyone who crosses its path. (Columbia Pictures)
Metascore:
68
User Score:
8.4
16 Blocks 82.

16 Blocks

Release Date: March 3, 2006
The story of how two men change -- and change each other -- during a tense 16 block struggle between life and death. (Warner Bros.)
Metascore:
63
User Score:
8.0
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer 83.

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

Release Date: December 29, 2006
Based on Patrick Suskind's best-selling novel, Perfume: The Story of a Murderer is set in Paris and revolves around an eccentric 18th century murderer with an extraordinary sense of smell.
Metascore:
56
User Score:
7.5
The Guardian 84.

The Guardian

Release Date: September 29, 2006
After losing his crew in a fatal crash, legendary Rescue Swimmer, Ben Randall (Costner), is sent to teach at "A" School, an elite training program for Coast Guard Rescue Swimmers. Wrestling with the loss of his crew members, he throws himself into teaching, turning the program upside down with his unorthodox training methods. While there, he encounters a young, cocky swim champ, Jake Fischer (Kutcher), who is driven to be the best. (Touchstone Pictures)
Metascore:
53
User Score:
7.8
The Painted Veil 85.

The Painted Veil

Release Date: December 20, 2006
Based on the novel by W. Somerset Maugham and set against the visually stunning backdrop of China during one of its most dramatic periods of upheaval, The Painted Veil tells a unique love story of an estranged husband and wife who find redemption and unexpected grace in a very unlikely place. [Warner Independent Pictures]
Metascore:
69
User Score:
8.5
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning 86.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning

Release Date: October 6, 2006
This startling prequel details the beginnings of the Hewitt clan and exposes their psychotic idea of family fun. (New Line Cinema)
Metascore:
30
User Score:
6.0
Jackass Number Two 87.

Jackass Number Two

Release Date: September 22, 2006
Johnny Knoxville and friends are back to raise the stakes higher and lower the bar further. (Paramount)
Metascore:
66
User Score:
7.3
When a Stranger Calls 88.

When a Stranger Calls

Release Date: February 3, 2006
A hundred miles away from the scene of a grizzly murder in small town American, Jill Johnson (Belle) settles in for a routine night of babysitting. With the children sound asleep and a beautiful home to explore, she locks the door and sets the alarm. But when a series of eerie phone calls from a stranger insists that she "check the children," Jill panics. Fear escalates to terror when she has the calls traced. And what the police find turns the perfect babysitting job into a 16-year-old's worst nightmare. (Screen Gems)
Metascore:
27
User Score:
5.2
Notes on a Scandal 89.

Notes on a Scandal

Release Date: December 27, 2006
Based on the novel by Zoe Heller, this psychological thriller portrays two women caught up in a drama of need and betrayal. (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
Metascore:
73
User Score:
7.9
Bobby 90.

Bobby

Release Date: November 17, 2006
This examination of the assassination of U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy centers around 22 people who were also at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles the night he was killed.
Metascore:
54
User Score:
6.3
The Covenant 91.

The Covenant

Release Date: September 8, 2006
Privilege and beauty abound at Spenser Academy, a New England boarding school for the region's reigning elite. Directed by Renny Harlin, The Covenant tells the story of the Sons of Ipswich, four young students bound by their sacred ancestry. As descendants of the original families who settled in Ipswich Colony in the 1600's, the boys have all been born with special powers. When a fifth descendant suddenly moves to town, secrets begin to unravel which threaten to break the covenant of silence that has protected their families for hundreds of years. (Sony)
Metascore:
19
User Score:
6.0
Slither 92.

Slither

Release Date: March 31, 2006
Slither is an edgy blend of heart-stopping terror, wry humor and surprising humanity from genre-bending screenwriter James Gunn, whose "Dawn of the Dead" became one of 2004's most surprising hits. (Universal)
Metascore:
69
User Score:
4.3
BloodRayne 93.

BloodRayne

Release Date: January 6, 2006
Unrated
BloodRayne takes you to another place and time to experience a world where good and evil battle it out -- with mankind as the very prize. (Romar Entertainment)
Metascore:
18
User Score:
7.6
Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story 94.

Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story

Release Date: January 27, 2006
A zesty celebration of storytelling and the life that spills out of it, this film tells two stories: that of an 18th Century Englishman Tristram Shandy (Coogan), and that of the hapless 21st Century filmmakers who are adapting the notoriously unfilmable work "The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman," with "Steve Coogan" (COogan) in the title role. (Picturehouse)
Metascore:
80
User Score:
6.0
The Science of Sleep 95.

The Science of Sleep

Release Date: September 22, 2006
The Science of Sleep is a playful romantic fantasy set inside the topsy-turvy brain of Stephane Miroux (Bernal) an eccentric young man whose dreams constantly invade his waking life. (Warner Independent Pictures)
Metascore:
70
User Score:
7.8
Curse of the Golden Flower 96.

Curse of the Golden Flower

Release Date: December 21, 2006
Set in 10th century China, the film portrays the imperial Chinese family rapidly losing internal strength due to a power struggle between the emperor (Yun-Fat), the empress (Li), and the couple's three sons.
Metascore:
70
User Score:
7.5
Flushed Away 97.

Flushed Away

Release Date: November 3, 2006
From the teams behind "Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit," comes this madcap computer animated comedy set on and beneath the streets of London in the bustling sewer world of Ratropolis. (DreamWorks)
Metascore:
74
User Score:
7.6
Running Scared 98.

Running Scared

Release Date: February 24, 2006
In order to save his family, a low-level mobster (Paul Walker) must recover a gun used in a mob hit before it's found by his bosses or the cops. [New Line Cinema]
Metascore:
41
User Score:
8.8
The Pink Panther 99.

The Pink Panther

Release Date: February 10, 2006
In this action-packed comedy, the bumbling Inspector Closeau (Martin) takes on his most important case ever. (Sony)
Metascore:
38
User Score:
6.3
Shortbus 100.

Shortbus

Release Date: October 4, 2006
TV-MA
John Cameron Mitchell's Shortbus explores the lives of several emotionally challenged characters as they navigate the comic and tragic intersections between love and sex in and around a modern-day underground salon. The characters converge on a weekly gathering called Shortbus: a mad nexus of art, music, politics and polysexual carnality. Set in a post-9/11, Bush-exhausted New York City, Shortbus tells its story with sexual frankness, suggesting new ways to reconcile questions of the mind, pleasures of the flesh and imperatives of the heart. (ThinkFilm)
Metascore:
64
User Score:
7.5