Best Films of 2006

I collected over 20 lists of “Best Movies of 2006″ and combined them into one big meta-list.  The numbers in bold indicate how many of the original lists the movie was on.  An asterisk means I’ve seen it.

19
United 93 – Paul Greengrass*

16
The Queen – Stephen Frears

15
Letters from Iwo Jima – Clint Eastwood

14
The Departed – Martin Scorcese*

13
Children of Men – Alfonso Cuarón*

12
Pan’s Labyrinth – Guillermo del Toro

11
Half Nelson – Ryan Fleck
Volver – Pedro Almodóvar

9
The Death of Mr. Lazarescu – Cristi Puiu
A Prairie Home Companion – Robert Altman

8
Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan – Larry Charles*
Little Miss Sunshine – Jonathan Drayton & Valerie Faris*

7
Army of Shadows (1969) – Jean-Pierre Melville*
Iraq in Fragments – James Longley*

6
Little Children – Todd Field*

5
Babel – Alejandro González Iñárritu
Deliver Us from Evil – Amy Berg
Dreamgirls – Bill Condon*
L’Enfant – Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne
Flags of Our Fathers – Clint Eastwood*
Venus – Roger Michell

4
Brick – Rian Johnson*
Casino Royale – Martin Campbell*
Inland Empire – David Lynch
Neil Young: Heart of Gold – Jonathan Demme
Old Joy – Kelly Reichardt*

3
Days of Glory – Rachid Bouchareb
The Devil and Daniel Johnston – Jeff Feuerzeig
The Good Shepherd – Robert De Niro
The History Boys – Nicholas Hytner
Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple – Stanley Nelson
The Lives of Others – Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck*
Mutual Appreciation – Andrew Bujalski
Our Brand is Crisis – Rachel Boynton
The Prestige – Christopher Nolan
Shortbus – John Cameron Mitchell
Tristram Shandy: A Cock and Bull Story – Michael Winterbottom

2
Battle in Heaven – Carlos Reygadas
Cars – John Lasseter & Joe Ranft
Fast Food Nation – Richard Linklater
Inside Man – Spike Lee*
The Last King of Scotland Kevin Macdonald
Marie Antoinette – Sophia Coppola*
The Puffy Chair – Jay Duplass
A Scanner Darkly – Richard Linklater*
Sherrybaby – Laurie Collyer
Sleeping Dogs Lie – Bobcat Goldthwait
Sweet Land – Ali Selim
Thank You for Smoking – Jason Reitman*
Three Times – Hsaio-hsien Hou
The War Tapes – Deborah Scranton

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