The very different lives of Danny Archer (Leonardo DiCaprio), an ex-mercenary, and Solomon Vandy (Djimon Hounsou), a poor African fisherman, converge in the search for a rare and precious pink diamond. While in jail for smuggling, Danny learns that Solomon has hidden the precious stone. Knowing this, he convinces Solomon to trade the diamond in exchange for his assistance in locating his lost family. Aided by an idealistic American journalist, Maddy Bowen (Jennifer Connelly), the two journey through rebel territory in war-torn Sierra Leone in search for the diamond that can dramatically alter both of their lives. Directed by Edward Zwick. With Kagiso Kuypers, Arnold Vosloo, Antony Coleman and Benu Mabhena. Categories: Drama, Thriller. Year: 2006.
2006 in Blood Diamond
An all-star cast appears in Bobby, which tells the stories of 22 people at the hotel where then-presidential candidate Robert Kennedy was assassinated in1968, on the day leading up to his murder. Lindsay Lohan plays a young woman about to marry a man (Elijah Wood) so that he won't be drafted to fight in Vietnam. Sharon Stone is a beautician at the hotel salon, while Demi Moore is an alcoholic singer. Shia LaBeouf plays a Kennedy staffer who goes on an LSD trip with a hippie pusher (Ashton Kutcher). Directed by Emilio Estevez. With Helen Hunt, Heather Graham, Martin Sheen, Freddy Rodríguez, Anthony Hopkins, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Joshua Jackson, Christian Slater and Brian Geraghty. Categories: Drama. Year: 2006.
2006 in Bobby
Kazakhstani reporter Borat (Sacha Baron Cohen) comes to the United States to make a documentary on the greatest country in the world to share with his homeland. After seeing an episode of Baywatch, he quickly leaves his assignment behind and sets out to meet and marry Pamela Anderson. Traveling cross-country with his producer (Ken Davitian), Borat interacts with the Americans he meets with naive and unbridled enthusiasm, exposing their hidden prejudices along the way. Directed byLarry Charles. Categories: Comedy. Year: 2006.
2006 in Borat
Gary (Vince Vaughn) and Brooke (Jennifer Aniston) have a troubled relationship. Brooke, feeling neglected and underappreciated, decides to break-up with Gary to prove a point. But, when Gary misunderstands her true intentions, the mismatched pair follow the misguided advice of their family and friends, and beginning an all-out battle over their apartment and relationship supremacy. Directed by Peyton Reed. With Joey Lauren Adams, Jon Favreau, Jason Bateman and Justin Long. Categories: Comedy, Drama, Romance. Year: 2006.
2006 in The Break-Up
Jude Law plays a London high-tech entrepreneur. He is involved with a talented filmmaker (Robin Wright Penn) who has given up her work to care for her autistic daughter. When a young Bosnian immigrant (Rafi Gavron) breaks into his office, the entrepreneur follows the burglar home and meets his mother (Juliette Binoche). He and the mother are drawn into an intense relationship that takes both of them by surprise. Directed by Anthony Minghella. Categories: Drama, Romance, Thriller. Year: 2006.
2006 in Breaking and Entering
When a group of college friends fly to an isolated island for a short vacation, their retreat turns into a fight for survival. After discovering a pack of genetically-engineered killer dogs inhabiting the island, these friends must hold them off long enough to find a way to escape. Directed by Nicholas Mastandrea. With Michelle Rodriguez, Oliver Hudson, Taryn Manning. Categories: Horror, Thriller. Year: 2006.
2006 in The Breed
Agnes (Ashley Judd), a lonely waitress with a dark past, spends her days in run-down motel living in fear of her abusive, recently paroled ex-husband (Harry Connick Jr.). After meeting Peter (Michael Shannon), an eccentric, nervous war veteran, she begins to regain hope through their tenative romance. But, when Peter moves in and they spend more time together, their relationship deteriorates into paranoid, drug-fueled existence complicated by a mysterious bug infestation. Directed by William Friedkin. With Lynn Collins. Categories: Drama, Horror, Thriller. Year: 2006.
2006 in Bug
On his very first outing as a secret agent, James Bond (Daniel Craig) infiltrates a high stakes casino housing the banker to the world's most sinister terrorist organizations. The story begins during James Bond's formative years and reveals how he developed his taste for Aston Martins, martinis and beautiful women. Directed by Martin Campbell. With Eva Green, Judi Dench and Caterina Murino. Categories: Action, Adventure, Thriller, James Bond. Year: 2006.
2006 in Casino Royale
When Gray (Jennifer Garner) suddenly loses his fianc鬠she lets his three best friends (Timothy Olyphant, Kevin Smith and Sam Jaeger) move in with her, while she tries to cope. She learns that her fianc頨ad fathered a child with another woman and also has to deal with her growing attraction to one of his friends. Directed by Susannah Grant. Categories: Comedy, Drama, Romance. Year: 2006.
2006 in Catch and Release
Wilbur the pig is afraid of ending up on the dinner table. To make sure that it doesn't happen, he teams up with a farm girl named Fern (Dakota Fanning) and a spider named Charlotte (Julia Roberts) to hatch a plan to save his life. Directed by Gary Winick. With Oprah Winfrey, Steve Buscemi, Kathy Bates, John Cleese, Robert Redford and Cedric the Entertainer. Categories: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Based on a Novel. Year: 2006.
2006 in Charlotte's Web
In a world where humans have lost the ability to reproduce, chaos reigns as the world comes to grips with the likelihood of its own extinction. When the first woman to successfully become pregnant in 27 years is found, a disillusioned former activist (Clive Owen) is asked to help transport her to a hidden sanctuary, where her child's birth may help scientists save the future of humankind. With Julianne Moore, Michael Caine and Claire-Hope Ashitey. Categories: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller. Year: 2006.
2006 in Children of Men
Michael Newman (Adam Sandler) is a workaholic architect who has been neglecting his family to further his career. When a scientist named Morty (Christopher Walken) gives Michael a universal remote control that allows him to pause, rewind and fast forward his life, he takes full advantage of his new found power to avoid fights with his wife (Kate Beckinsale) and give his boss a little payback (David Hasselhoff). But, when the remote takes on a mind of its own, Michael sees how much of his personal life has passed him by. Directed byFrank Coraci. With Henry Winkler and Sean Astin. Categories: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy. Year: 2006.
2006 in Click
Ray Keene (John Cusack) takes his son on a hiking trip hoping to reconnect with the boy after his mother's death. But, when the pair witness a car wreck, Keene is tasked with bringing world-class assassin Frank Cardin (Morgan Freeman) to justice when the US Marshall escorting him dies from his injuries. In an attempt to redeem himself in the eyes of his son, Keene must evade the assassin's team who are methodically hunting them down in the wilderness. Directed by Bruce Beresford. With Jamie Anderson. Categories: Drama, Thriller, Crime. Year: 2006.
2006 in The Contract
The delicate power balance between the king (Yun-Fat Chow) and queen (Li Gong) of the Tang Dynasty becomes unstable as the king stuggles to control his empire and his family. The ailing queen has been carrying on an illicit affair with her stepson while the king works on an insidious plot. As the Chong Yang Festival commences, a revolt ensues, spilling blood all over the golden blossoms of the Imperial Palace. Directed by Yimou Zhang. With Ye Liu, Jin Chen, Jay Chou, Junjie Qin and Man Li. Categories: Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance, Foreign Film. Year: 2006.
2006 in Curse of the Golden Flower
Professor Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) is summoned to the Louvre after a body covered in mysterious writing is found. After escaping from a suspicious police inspector (Jean Reno), Langon and his new partner (Audrey Tautou) set off on an adventure as he attempts to unravel the code of the holy grail and solve the greatest mystery of all time. Directed by Ron Howard. With Ian McKellen, Paul Bettany and Alfred Molina. Categories: Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Based on a Novel. Year: 2006.
2006 in The Da Vinci Code
Anton (Konstantin Khabensky) continues his fight against the forces of Darkness while attempting to locate his son. The ancient battle between the forces of Light and Darkness wages on in the streets of Moscow as each side gains a powerful Great Other. One being Anton’s son, Yegor (Dmitry Martynov), who has become a "Dark Other", while Anton's love interest Svetlana (Mariya Poroshina) is the hope of the "Light". After Anton destroys evidence that would incriminate Yegor, he is accused of murder and must seek out the "Chalk of Fate" to save himself and those he loves. Directed by Timur Bekmambetov. With Galina Tyunina. Categories: Action, Fantasy, Horror, Thriller. Year: 2006. Available October 30, 2007.
2006 in Day Watch
After Krista's (Brittany Murphy) dead body is found by a lonely caretaker (Toni Collette), a forensics graduate student (Rose Byrne), whose sister went missing as a child, believes the girl is her lost sibling. Meanwhile, a woman (Mary Beth Hurt) in an abusive relationship discovers a disturbing connection between her husband (Nick Searcy) and Krista's murder. And, Melora (Marcia Gay Harden), a mother searching for answers about her runaway daughter, finds help in her quest from another troubled young woman (Kerry Washington). Directed by Karen Moncrieff. With Piper Laurie, Giovanni Ribisi, Mary Steenburgen and Bruce Davison. Categories: Drama, Mystery, Thriller. Year: 2006.
2006 in The Dead Girl
The feeling of deja vu leads ATF agent Doug Carlin (Denzel Washington) on a quest to discover how a young woman's murder is connected to a tragic ferry bombing. Carlin races against time in an attempt to save the lives of hundreds and the murdered young woman, Claire (Paula Patton), who he begins to fall in love with while investigating the events leading up to her death. Directed by Tony Scott. With Val Kilmer, Bruce Greenwood, Adam Goldberg, James Caviezel, Erika Alexander and Enrique Castillo. Categories: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller. Year: 2006.
2006 in Deja Vu
Billy Costigan (Leonardo DiCaprio) is assigned to go undercover to infiltrate the mob syndicate run by gangland chief Costello (Jack Nicholson). While Billy is quickly gaining Costello's confidence, Colin Sullivan (Matt Damon), a hardened young criminal who has infiltrated the police department as an informer for the syndicate, is rising to a position of power in the Special Investigation Unit. Directed by Martin Scorsese. With Mark Wahlberg, Martin Sheen, Anthony Anderson, Alec Baldwin and Kevin Corrigan. Categories: Crime, Drama, Thriller. Year: 2006.
2006 in The Departed
Andrea Sachs (Anne Hathaway), a recent journalism graduate, lands a job at America’s premiere fashion magazine. However, she has neither style nor elegance, which is frequently pointed out by her coworker Emily (Emily Blunt) and her evil boss Miranda Priestley (Meryl Streep). Andrea puts up with Miranda as a means to an end: a recommendation from her translates to a job at any publication. To ensure success, Andrea transforms herself into the graceful, Chanel-clad assistant of Miranda’s dreams. But, not everyone is pleased with Andrea’s transformation, particularly her boyfriend, Nate (Adrian Grenier). Directed by David Frankel. With Stanley Tucci, Tracie Thoms, Simon Baker, Rich Sommer and Daniel Sunjata. Categories: Drama, Comedy. Year: 2006.
2006 in The Devil Wears Prada
Effie White (Jennifer Hudson), Deena Jones (Beyoncé Knowles) and Lorrell Robinson (Anika Noni Rose) are three talented girls with voices of gold looking to make it big. They get their big break when they catch the ear of Curtis Taylor Jr. (Jamie Foxx), an unscrupulous manager, who gets them a gig as backup singers for the famous James "Thunder" Early (Eddie Murphy). However, it is only a matter of time before fame takes its toll and Effie, the plump, yet very talented lead songstress is replaced by the beautiful, yet less riveting Deena. Directed by Bill Condon. With Danny Glover, Keith Robinson, Sharon Leal , Hinton Battle and Mariah I. Wilson. Categories: Musical, Drama. Year: 2006.
2006 in Dreamgirls
Ben (Rupert Grint) is a shy teenage boy trying to escape from the influence of his high-strung, overbearing mother (Laura Linney). His world is turned upside down when he begins to work for an eccentric retired actress (Julie Walters). As their unlikely friendship develops, Ben is forced to challenge his beliefs and decide who he really wants to be. Directed by Jeremy Brock. With Nicholas Farrell. Categories: Comedy, Drama, Romance. Year: 2006.
2006 in Driving Lessons
After witnessing his parents' murder in 1920's rural Thailand, Jone Bang Fai (Dan Chupong) sets out to seek revenge on their killer. With only the memory of a tattooed cattle rustler to direct his search, Jone makes it his mission to stop all cattle rustlers and in the process return each head of cattle back to its rightful owner. Directed by Chalerm Wongpim. With Leo Putt. Categories: Action, Comedy. Year: 2006.
2006 in Dynamite Warrior
After an Antarctic expedition with Dr. Davis McClaren (Bruce Greenwood), sled dog trainer Jerry Shepherd (Paul Walker) has to leave the icy continent without his animal friends in order to escape from a massive snow storm. When a rescue mission is called off, the dogs are left alone for six months. While Jerry tries to find a sponsor for another rescue mission, his dogs fight for survival. Directed by Frank Marshall. With Jason Biggs, Moon Bloodgood and Wendy Crewson. Categories: Adventure, Drama, Family. Year: 2006.
2006 in Eight Below
Puerto Rican salsa pioneer Hector Lavoe (Marc Anthony), one of the biggest Spanish-language singers in the 1970s, starts the salsa movement and brings it to the US. Despite his passionate relationship with his love Puchi (Jennifer Lopez) and his international recognition, Lavoe is unable to escape the temptation of drugs and his personal pain. Directed by Leon Ichaso. Categories: Drama, Music. Year: 2006.
2006 in El Cantante
Bitter rivals Zack Bradley (Dane Cook) and Vince (Dax Shepard) have both worked at Super Club, a bulk-discount superstore, for over a decade. While Vince has advanced to head cashier and won seventeen consecutive employee of the month awards, Zack is an underachieving box boy who prefers to be well-liked by his coworkers. Their rivalry escalates to another level when Amy (Jessica Simpson), a beautiful new cashier employee with a reputation for dating only employee of the month award winners, is transferred to their store. To win Amy over, Zack and Vince enter into a fierce competition to win the next award by any means necessary. Directed by Greg Coolidge. With Andy Dick, Harland Williams and Efren Ramirez. Categories: Comedy, Romance. Year: 2006.
2006 in Employee of the Month
In the land of Alagaesia, orphan farm boy Eragon (Ed Speleers) discovers a mysterious blue stone that turns out to be a dragon's egg. When the dragon Saphira (voiced by Rachel Weisz) is born, Eragon learns that he is the dragon rider of ancient prophesy meant to set his people free from the evil King Galbatorix (John Malkovich). With Saphira and his wise mentor, Brom (Jeremy Irons), at his side, Eragon learns magic, swordfighting and dragon-riding in his quest to fulfill his destiny. Directed by Stefen Fangmeier. With Sienna Guillory, Robert Carlyle and Djimon Hounsou. Categories: Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy. Year: 2006.
2006 in Eragon
Three strangers find their lives intertwined as their destructive gambling addictions rip their lives apart. Carol (Kim Basinger), a novelist squandering her family's life savings on slot machines, tries to hide her problem from her husband (Ray Liotta). Clyde Snow (Forest Whitaker), deeply in debt to a bookie, convinces his basketball star brother (Nick Cannon) to help him by shaving points in an important game. Meanwhile, a small-time, bottom-feeding bookie (Grant Sullivan) tries to prove himself to the love of his life (Carla Gugino). Directed by Mark Rydell. With Danny DeVito, Kelsey Grammer and Jay Mohr. Categories: Crime, Drama. Year: 2006.
2006 in Even Money
In an effort to help Babe Ruth (Brian Dennehy) and the Yankees win the 1932 World Series, Yankee Irving (Jake T. Austin) tries to recover the Babe's stolen bat and clear his smeared name. After discovering that the bat can talk, Yankee and his new pal must overcome staggering odds to complete their thousand-mile journey. Directed by Christopher Reeve. With Robin Williams, Whoopi Goldberg, William H. Macy, Raven-Symoné, Richard Kind, Joe Torre, Rob Reiner and Mandy Patinkin. Categories: Animation, Adventure, Sports, Family. Year: 2006.
2006 in Everyone's Hero
After living with her grandmother (Katharine Ross) for a year, 14ear-old Alyssa (Carly Schroeder) goes to the Bahamas to live with her estranged father, Hawk (Adrian Dunbar), who is a dolphin researcher. With Hawk distracted by politians trying to turn his research center into a tourist attraction, it's up to his girlfriend Tamika (Christine Adams) and her father (George Harris) to help smooth the young girl's transition. But, things change when Alyssa discovers that she shares a gift with her father for communicating with dolphins. Directed by Michael D. Sellers. Categories: Drama, Independent Film. Year: 2006.
2006 in Eye of the Dolphin
Tripp (Matthew McConaughey) has a good job, a nice car and a passion for sailing, but there is just one problem. At 35, he still lives with his parents (Terry Bradshaw and Kathy Bates). Eager to see Tripp leave their nest, his parents set him up with Paula (Sarah Jessica Parker), a woman with a proven track record of getting reluctant men to grow up. What starts out as a business arrangement turns into something more when Paula begins to have real feelings for the immature charmer. Directed by Tom Dey. With Zooey Deschanel, Justin Bartha, Bradley Cooper and Rob Corddry. Categories: Comedy, Romance. Year: 2006.
2006 in Failure to Launch
Don Henderson (Greg Kinnear) is a marketing executive for a successful national fast-food chain who follows his company's burgers from the barn to the bun. Meanwhile, a group of illegal Mexican immigrants (including Wilmer Valderrama and Catalina Sandino Moreno) try to make their way in America working for the meat processing plant that supplies the fast-food giant's meat. And, a group of young adults fed up with the companies environmental policies and mistreatment of cows decide to take action. Directed by Richard Linklater. With Luis Guzmán, Patricia Arquette, Kris Kristofferson, Bruce Willis and Ethan Hawke. Categories: Drama. Year: 2006.
2006 in Fast Food Nation
In Willard, a idyllic small town stuck in the 50s, the undead walk the earth but, with the help of the Zomcon corporation, the zombies serve as domestic servants rather than blood thirsty brain-chewers. In fact, the zombies have become so much a part of the family that Timmy Robinson (K'Sun Ray) takes his best friend Fido (Billy Connolly) everywhere he goes. Things go awry when Fido goes out of control and eats the Robinson's next-door neighbor, and Timmy must convince his parents that Fido deserves a second chance. Directed by Andrew Currie. With Carrie-Anne Moss, Dylan Baker and Henry Czerny. Categories: Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi. Year: 2006.
2006 in Fido
Harrison Ford plays Jack Stanfield, the chief of security at a large corporation. When his wife (Virginia Madsen), daughter (Carly Schroeder), and son (Jimmy Bennett) are kidnapped by a gang of psychopaths, Jack is forced to hack into his company's computer system and steal money for them. Then he must turn the tables in order to free his family and clear his name. Paul Bettany plays the leader of the gang. Directed by Richard Loncraine. Categories: Crime, Thriller. Year: 2006.
2006 in Firewall
Jimmy Starks (Guy Pearce) is a confident, intense, smooth-talking salesman certain he's on the brink of a big score. When his car breaks down in the middle of nowhere, Jimmy decides to pass the time by visiting a roadside fortune teller, Vacaro (J.K. Simmons). Although Vacaro assures Jimmy that a windfall is on its way, he ends the reading abruptly without explanation. Brushing it off as nothing more than a con, Jimmy goes back to work. But, when his boss suddenly agrees to financially back Jimmy's business venture, the details of the deal make Jimmy think that Vacaro knew more than he said, ultimately leading to an his obsession with his ultimate fate. Directed by Mark Fergus. With Piper Perabo, Rick Gonzalez and William Fichtner. Categories: Drama, Thriller. Year: 2006.
2006 in First Snow
In 1945, thousands of Marines attacked the island of Iwo Jima in a battle thsy resulted in horrific casualties on both sides. The three surviving soldiers (Ryan Phillippe, Adam Beach and Jesse Bradford) who were photographed raising the flag there were taken back to the United States to raise money for the war effort. But they were traumatized by the fighting and felt that the government version of the battle was inaccurate. Directed by Clint Eastwood. With Myra Turley, John Benjamin Hickey and John Slattery. Categories: Action, Drama, History, War. Year: 2006.
2006 in Flags of Our Fathers