2006

by columbusbuck | created - 23 Aug 2017 | updated - 25 Sep 2017 | Public

Films I missed from 2006

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1. Rocky Balboa (2006)

PG | 102 min | Action, Drama, Sport

63 Metascore

Thirty years after the ring of the first bell, Rocky Balboa comes out of retirement and dons his gloves for his final fight; against the reigning heavyweight champ Mason 'The Line' Dixon.

Director: Sylvester Stallone | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Antonio Tarver, Milo Ventimiglia, Burt Young

Votes: 197,366 | Gross: $70.27M

Milo Ventimiglia is Rocky's son.

2. Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead (2006)

Not Rated | 103 min | Comedy, Horror, Musical

Zombified chickens attempt to kill the fast-food workers that cook them in a restaurant built on an ancient burial ground.

Director: Lloyd Kaufman | Stars: Jason Yachanin, Kate Graham, Allyson Sereboff, Robin L. Watkins

Votes: 7,469 | Gross: $0.02M

3. Mr. Fix It (2006)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Romance

A man who tricks women into returning to their ex-boyfriends soon finds himself falling for one of his marks.

Director: Darin Ferriola | Stars: David Boreanaz, Alana De La Garza, Mariam Vardanyan, Scoot McNairy

Votes: 1,779

4. Altered (2006)

R | 88 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Fifteen years ago, a group of men's lives were forever changed by a strange occurrence. Now, the same group of men will spend a night together ... in terror.

Director: Eduardo Sánchez | Stars: Adam Kaufman, Catherine Mangan, Brad William Henke, Michael C. Williams

Votes: 9,820

5. It's a Boy Girl Thing (2006)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

Sworn enemies find themselves in each other's bodies, and use this to ruin each other's lives.

Director: Nick Hurran | Stars: Samaire Armstrong, Kevin Zegers, Sherry Miller, Robert Joy

Votes: 38,199

6. The Good German (2006)

R | 105 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

49 Metascore

While in post-war Berlin to cover the Potsdam Conference, an American military journalist is drawn into a murder investigation which involves his former mistress and his driver.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: George Clooney, Cate Blanchett, Tobey Maguire, Beau Bridges

Votes: 23,518 | Gross: $1.31M

7. Night at the Museum (2006)

PG | 108 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

48 Metascore

A newly recruited night security guard at the Museum of Natural History discovers that an ancient curse causes the animals and exhibits on display to come to life and wreak havoc.

Director: Shawn Levy | Stars: Ben Stiller, Carla Gugino, Ricky Gervais, Dick Van Dyke

Votes: 300,023 | Gross: $250.86M

8. The Ex (2006)

PG-13 | 89 min | Comedy, Romance

32 Metascore

A slacker is forced to work for his father-in-law after his pregnant wife steps away from her high-paying job.

Director: Jesse Peretz | Stars: Zach Braff, Amanda Peet, Charles Grodin, Jason Bateman

Votes: 16,492 | Gross: $3.09M

9. We Are Marshall (2006)

PG | 131 min | Drama, Sport

53 Metascore

When a plane crash claims the lives of members of the Marshall University football team and some of its fans, the team's new coach and his surviving players try to keep the football program alive.

Director: McG | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Matthew Fox, Anthony Mackie, David Strathairn

Votes: 55,375 | Gross: $43.55M

10. Black Snake Moan (2006)

R | 116 min | Drama, Music

52 Metascore

A God-fearing bluesman takes to a wild young woman who, as a victim of childhood sexual abuse, looks everywhere for love, never quite finding it.

Director: Craig Brewer | Stars: Christina Ricci, Samuel L. Jackson, Justin Timberlake, S. Epatha Merkerson

Votes: 59,631 | Gross: $9.40M

11. Miss Potter (2006)

PG | 88 min | Biography, Drama

57 Metascore

The story of Beatrix Potter, the author of the beloved and best-selling children's book, "The Tale of Peter Rabbit", and her struggle for love, happiness, and success.

Director: Chris Noonan | Stars: Renée Zellweger, Ewan McGregor, Emily Watson, Barbara Flynn

Votes: 27,216 | Gross: $2.98M

12. Van Wilder 2: The Rise of Taj (2006)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Romance

21 Metascore

Taj Mahal Badalandabad leaves Coolidge College behind for the halls of Camford University in England, where he looks to continue his education, and teach an uptight student how to make the most out of her academic career.

Director: Mort Nathan | Stars: Kal Penn, Lauren Cohan, Daniel Percival, Glen Barry

Votes: 21,800 | Gross: $4.26M

13. Big Nothing (2006)

R | 86 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

A frustrated, unemployed professor joins forces with a scammer and a friend of his in a blackmailing scheme.

Director: Jean-Baptiste Andrea | Stars: David Schwimmer, Simon Pegg, Alice Eve, Jon Polito

Votes: 28,937

14. Happy Feet (2006)

PG | 108 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

77 Metascore

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!

Directors: George Miller, Warren Coleman, Judy Morris | Stars: Elijah Wood, Brittany Murphy, Hugh Jackman, Robin Williams

Votes: 163,564 | Gross: $198.00M

15. Crusade in Jeans (2006)

PG | 125 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

After using his mother's newly built time machine, Dolf gets stuck in the year 1212. He ends up in a children's crusade where he confronts his new friends with modern techniques. However, ... See full summary »

Director: Ben Sombogaart | Stars: Johnny Flynn, Stephanie Leonidas, Emily Watson, Michael Culkin

Votes: 3,446

16. Goya's Ghosts (2006)

R | 113 min | Biography, Drama, History

52 Metascore

Painter Francisco Goya faces a scandal involving his muse, who is labeled a heretic by a monk.

Director: Milos Forman | Stars: Javier Bardem, Natalie Portman, Stellan Skarsgård, Randy Quaid

Votes: 28,652 | Gross: $1.00M

17. The Dead Girl (2006)

R | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

65 Metascore

The clues to a young woman's death come together as the lives of seemingly unrelated people begin to intersect.

Director: Karen Moncrieff | Stars: Toni Collette, Brittany Murphy, Marcia Gay Harden, Piper Laurie

Votes: 14,110 | Gross: $0.02M

18. Canvas (2006)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama

67 Metascore

A woman's schizophrenia affects her relationships with her husband and son.

Director: Joseph Greco | Stars: Griffin Miner, Marcia Gay Harden, Devon Gearhart, Julie Upton

Votes: 957 | Gross: $0.03M

19. Crazy Eights (2006)

R | 80 min | Horror

Circumstance brings six childhood friends together to face their past, and a secret they share.

Director: Jimi Jones | Stars: Traci Lords, Frank Whaley, Dina Meyer, George Newbern

Votes: 3,043

20. Tell No One (2006)

Not Rated | 131 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

82 Metascore

An accidental discovery near a doctor's estate stirs up some painful memories eight years after his wife's hideous murder, and now, things are bound to take a turn for the unexpected. Does the good doctor know more than he's letting on?

Director: Guillaume Canet | Stars: François Cluzet, Marie-Josée Croze, André Dussollier, Kristin Scott Thomas

Votes: 48,242 | Gross: $6.18M

21. The Zombie Diaries (2006)

R | 85 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

An unknown virus begins spreading and within weeks it engulfs the entire planet. Upon the death of its host, the virus would reanimate the corpse until it was no longer able to support itself. Soon, the planet was infested with the undead.

Directors: Michael G. Bartlett, Kevin Gates | Stars: Scott Ainslie, Toby Bowman, Victoria Summer, Juliet Forester

Votes: 4,519

22. Big Bad Wolf (2006)

R | 95 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

After being attacked by a werewolf, a teenager believing it may have been his stepfather attempts to expose him.

Director: Lance W. Dreesen | Stars: Trevor Duke-Moretz, Kimberly J. Brown, Richard Tyson, Sarah Aldrich

Votes: 2,393

23. A Real Friend (2006 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 73 min | Horror, Mystery

The lonely Estrella is an intelligent teenager and good student but is outcast in school. She spends most of her time alone in school or at home, reading horror books or watching horror ... See full summary »

Directors: Enrique Urbizu, James Phillips | Stars: Goya Toledo, Nerea Inchausti, Josep Maria Pou, Aitor Mazo

Votes: 919

24. Flushed Away (2006)

PG | 85 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

74 Metascore

The story of an uptown rat that gets flushed down the toilet from his penthouse apartment, ending in the sewers of London, where he has to learn a whole new and different way of life.

Directors: David Bowers, Sam Fell | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Kate Winslet, Ian McKellen, Jean Reno

Votes: 107,598 | Gross: $64.67M

25. The Curiosity of Chance (2006)

98 min | Comedy

A confident, out-of-the-closet gay teenager has the support of an eclectic range of friends while dealing with a homophobic bully during his first year at an international high school.

Director: Russell P. Marleau | Stars: Tad Hilgenbrink, Brett Chukerman, Aldevina Da Silva, Pieter Van Nieuwenhuyze

Votes: 2,714

26. One Way (II) (2006)

116 min | Thriller

To cover up his infidelities and protect his upcoming marriage, a star advertiser helps free an accused rapist by giving a false alibi and suffers the brutal revenge of the victim.

Director: Reto Salimbeni | Stars: Gustav Adolph, Til Schweiger, Anthony Baffoe, Lauren Lee Smith

Votes: 3,067

27. Catch and Release (II) (2006)

PG-13 | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

43 Metascore

A woman struggles to accept the death of her fiancé and the secrets he kept from her as she rebuilds her life.

Director: Susannah Grant | Stars: Jennifer Garner, Timothy Olyphant, Kevin Smith, Sam Jaeger

Votes: 23,047 | Gross: $15.27M

28. Dark Ride (2006)

R | 94 min | Horror, Thriller

A group of six friends on a road trip stop off at an amusement park attraction named 'Dark Ride', unaware that a psychopath who brutally murdered two girls, has just escaped a mental institution and is seeking refuge there.

Director: Craig Singer | Stars: Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Patrick Renna, David Clayton Rogers, Alex Solowitz

Votes: 5,872

29. Two Weeks (2006)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama

44 Metascore

In this bittersweet comedy, four adult siblings gather at their dying mother's house in North Carolina for what they expect to be a quick, last goodbye. Instead, they find themselves trapped-- together -- for two weeks.

Director: Steve Stockman | Stars: Sally Field, Ben Chaplin, Julianne Nicholson, Lauren Aboulafia

Votes: 1,841 | Gross: $0.05M

30. Little Chenier (2006)

R | 120 min | Drama

Deep in the bayou sits a floating town called Little Chenier. It is here that Beaux and his mentally challenged brother, Pemon, run a bait-and-tackle shop. Pemon is accused of a crime, and Beaux chooses to protect his brother at all costs.

Director: Bethany Ashton Wolf | Stars: Johnathon Schaech, Frederick Koehler, Tamara Braun, Jeremy Davidson

Votes: 549 | Gross: $0.09M

31. KM 31: Kilometre 31 (2006)

R | 105 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

While driving through the kilometer 31 of a lonely road, Agata Hameran hits a boy. She leaves her car to help the victim and another car runs over her and she falls in a deep coma. Her twin... See full summary »

Director: Rigoberto Castañeda | Stars: Iliana Fox, Adrià Collado, Raúl Méndez, Luisa Huertas

Votes: 3,114

32. The Situation (I) (2006)

R | 111 min | Drama, War

45 Metascore

The story of an American journalist, a CIA operative, and an Iraqi photographer against the backdrop of the bloody war in Iraq.

Director: Philip Haas | Stars: Connie Nielsen, Damian Lewis, Mido Hamada, Driss Roukhe

Votes: 794 | Gross: $0.05M

33. Death Note: The Last Name (2006)

Not Rated | 141 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

Picking up where the first one leaves off, Light joins the task force searching for Kira in an effort to avert suspicion from himself---and get rid of L.

Director: Shûsuke Kaneko | Stars: Tatsuya Fujiwara, Takeshi Kaga, Shidô Nakamura, Erika Toda

Votes: 15,021

34. The Astronaut Farmer (2006)

PG | 104 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

55 Metascore

A NASA astronaut, forced to retire years earlier so he could save his family farm, has never given up his dream of space travel and looks to build his own rocket, despite the government's threats to stop him.

Director: Michael Polish | Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Virginia Madsen, Bruce Dern, Max Thieriot

Votes: 21,654 | Gross: $11.00M

35. The Hoax (2006)

R | 116 min | Comedy, Drama

70 Metascore

In what would cause a fantastic media frenzy, Clifford Irving sells his bogus biography of Howard Hughes to a premiere publishing house in the early 1970s.

Director: Lasse Hallström | Stars: Richard Gere, Alfred Molina, David Aaron Baker, John Carter

Votes: 15,767 | Gross: $7.16M

36. The Tripper (2006)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Horror

A Ronald Reagan-obsessed serial killer targets a bunch of hippies who are heading to a weekend-long concert.

Director: David Arquette | Stars: Jaime King, Thomas Jane, Lukas Haas, David Arquette

Votes: 5,730 | Gross: $0.02M

37. The Last Time (2006)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

38 Metascore

A salesman (Keaton) rediscovers a lust for life after falling for the fiancée of his new business partner (Fraser), a Midwest transplant finding his footing in New York City.

Director: Michael Caleo | Stars: Brendan Fraser, Amber Valletta, Michael Keaton, Daniel Stern

Votes: 3,436 | Gross: $7.00M

38. 13: Game of Death (2006)

R | 114 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

After losing his job, his car and his money, Phuchit, Krissada Sukosol, races against time to complete 13 tasks ordered by an anonymous caller who promised 100,000,000 Thai Baht upon completion.

Director: Chookiat Sakveerakul | Stars: Krissada Sukosol, Achita Sikamana, Sarunyu Wongkrachang, Nattapong Arunnate

Votes: 5,477

39. Bernard and Doris (2006)

TV-14 | 102 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

The story of the twilight years of tobacco billionairess Doris Duke and her relationship with her gay butler, to whom she left her entire fortune.

Director: Bob Balaban | Stars: Susan Sarandon, Ralph Fiennes, Peter Asher, Don Harvey

Votes: 3,515

40. School for Scoundrels (2006)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy

44 Metascore

A young guy short on luck enrolls in a class to build confidence to help win over the girl of his dreams, which becomes complicated when it turns out his teacher has the same agenda.

Director: Todd Phillips | Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Jon Heder, Jacinda Barrett, Michael Clarke Duncan

Votes: 28,398 | Gross: $17.80M

41. Delirious (2006)

107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

68 Metascore

An offbeat drama focused on a homeless youth, a pop music siren and a member of the paparazzi.

Director: Tom DiCillo | Stars: Steve Buscemi, Michael Pitt, Alison Lohman, Gina Gershon

Votes: 5,824 | Gross: $0.09M

42. Simon Says (2006)

R | 87 min | Horror, Thriller

The pothead Zack; the sweethearts Kate and Riff; the slut Vicky; and the spoiled Ashley travel by van to the backwoods to camp. They meet two strange gravediggers that advise them to leave ... See full summary »

Director: William Dear | Stars: Crispin Glover, Margo Harshman, Greg Cipes, Kelly Vitz

Votes: 3,173

43. The Sensation of Sight (2006)

R | 134 min | Drama

This off-beat drama about man's search for meaning amidst the ache of despair chronicles Finn, an introspective English teacher entering a mid-life crisis impelled by a recent tragedy, as ... See full summary »

Director: Aaron J. Wiederspahn | Stars: David Strathairn, Ian Somerhalder, Daniel Gillies, Jane Adams

Votes: 555 | Gross: $0.02M

44. Shut Up & Sing (2006)

R | 93 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

77 Metascore

A documentary on the Dixie Chicks in the wake of singer Natalie Maines' anti-George W. Bush statement at a 2003 concert.

Directors: Barbara Kopple, Cecilia Peck | Stars: Natalie Maines, Emily Robison, Martie Maguire, Clayton Allen

Votes: 4,661 | Gross: $1.22M