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I don't know if there are 10 very good movies for 2006 however, Pan's Labrinth and The Departed would be my top 2.
 

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1. Children of Men
2. Science of Sleep
3. Pan's Labyrinth
4. The Departed
5. Borat
6. Cars
7. V for Vendetta
8. The Illusionist
9. The Prestige
10. The Fountain

I guess that's what I'd go with now. I'll probably see The Queen today. Haven't seen Letters From Iwo Jima or United 93, both of which have made plenty of lists...but I don't think I'll be getting around to those for some time.
 

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There wasn't enough for a list of ten from me.

I don't know there was more than five I was pumped to see, actually.

Really sh*tty, down year for movies.
 

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In no particular order:

-V for Vendetta
-Children of Men
-Letters from Iwo Jima
-Borat
-The Departed
-The Prestige
-Thank You for Smoking
-United 93 (very well done for a movie where little was known about what happened on the plane after the hijacking began)
-Little Miss Sunshine
-Casino Royale
 
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My Top 10....

1) Pans Labrinth
2) The Departed
3) Pirates of the Carribean 2
4) Pursuit of Happiness
5) Borat
6) United 93
7) V is for Vendetta
8) The Illusionist
9) Talladega Nights-The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
10) The Lake House


Honorable Mention-Casino Royale, Cars, The Da Vinci Code, The Devil Wears Prada (didn't see it but my girl liked it), Superman Returns, Over the Hedge, X-Men the Last Stand, Mission Impossible 3
 

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I don't even think I liked 10 movies out of the ones that I saw in 2006. Borat is definitely worthy of making that list. Pirates of the Carribean was ok. Click had it's moments. Slow year overall if you ask me.
 

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I think it was an amazing year for movies. Some of the best movies I've seen in a long time came out this year.
 

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I think it was an amazing year for movies. Some of the best movies I've seen in a long time came out this year.

Care to name some, then? Let's see your top ten.

My movie viewing was way down this year because of the sucky selection and movies I actually wanted to see were few and far between.
 

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Every year people say its been a terrible year for movies; this happens to be the first year I agree with them. The award season films were not bad, really...I've seen a lot of good movies in the last couple months. And I feel like the top half of my Top 10 is as good as any other year, if not better than most. But where the year really went wrong was the summer offerings, which were just abysmal. As such the bottom half of my list suffers a precipitious drop in quality. Of course, people's lists of the year's best movies will differ greatly from mine, but that's how I see things, and so I agree that it was an off year.

May 2007 be filled with many cinematic joys.
 

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But where the year really went wrong was the summer offerings, which were just abysmal.
Agreed. Usually, you look to the summer offerings as a benchmark for the year's best offerings. This year was REALLY bad. I think my favorite was Superman Returns and that's not saying much... Miami Vice? POC:DMC? You, Me, and Dupree? My Super Ex-Girlfriend? Clerks II? Totally weak.
 

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I think it was an amazing year for movies. Some of the best movies I've seen in a long time came out this year.

Care to name some, then? Let's see your top ten.

My movie viewing was way down this year because of the sucky selection and movies I actually wanted to see were few and far between.

Children of Men was one of the best movies I've seen in the past decade.

Little Miss Sunshine
Pan's Labrynth
The Departed
The Prestige
Casino Royale (a good movie despite the bond label)
Thank You For Smoking
United 93
Cars (great animated movie)
Borat
Clerks II
Miami Vice

Not to mention Letters from Iwo Jima, which I never saw but which is supposed to be stunning, and Dreamgirls which is supposed to be great.

And there have been numerous documentaries (Neil Young- Heart of Gold, Inconvenient Truth) which are great too.

And there were alot of comedies that might not have been great movies, but were more than worth the 8 bucks you pay to see them in theatres (or 2 hours you spend to watch on your pc. Tenacious D, Van Wilder, Jackass 2, and a couple of others.

Maybe I have low standards for movies, but I thought there were plenty of worthwhile movies, and more so than in past years.
 

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I'm going to discount your list because you have Miami Vice on it.

No, but seriously. I think all but two or three movies on your list qualify as special. The rest are plain and I could see their mediocre equivalent any other year. But, that's me. I have a higher standard for movies than most, I guess.
 

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Not that it means anything, because movies are pretty subjective, but damn, check out rottentomatoes.com listing for the current top five box office movies:

13% The Messengers
$14.7M
06% Because I Said So
$13.1M
03% Epic Movie
$8.4M
45% Night at the Museum
$6.4M
27% Smokin' Aces
$6.1M

Epic Movie got 3%! I can't believe even 3% would like that trash.
 

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I'm going to discount your list because you have Miami Vice on it.

No, but seriously. I think all but two or three movies on your list qualify as special. The rest are plain and I could see their mediocre equivalent any other year. But, that's me. I have a higher standard for movies than most, I guess.

That movie suffered in most people's eyes because it didn't have enough action, or it didn't have anything to do with the original, but it was a well shot and well written crime drama.

Also, Blood Diamonds was supposed to be great.

Maybe this is just the first year I've really seen a bunch of movies so I thought there were more good ones than normal, but I don't remember last year being much better. What were the best movies last year?
 

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I'm going to discount your list because you have Miami Vice on it.

No, but seriously. I think all but two or three movies on your list qualify as special. The rest are plain and I could see their mediocre equivalent any other year. But, that's me. I have a higher standard for movies than most, I guess.

That movie suffered in most people's eyes because it didn't have enough action, or it didn't have anything to do with the original, but it was a well shot and well written crime drama.

Also, Blood Diamonds was supposed to be great.

Maybe this is just the first year I've really seen a bunch of movies so I thought there were more good ones than normal, but I don't remember last year being much better. What were the best movies last year?

Blood Diamonds was supposed to be great. Huh.

Well, according to the critics on Rottentomatoes.com it's SUPPOSED to be pretty below mediocre. 63% rating, which means it got 193 reviews and 72 were bad. And some of the good reviews aren't even that great or praiseworth of the film. Not to mention, after watching the trailer the only thing I could tell you about it was, "Some people call it bling-bling. Out heah it's bling-BLAW!" I mean, if we're going to go on the way stuff is supposed to be, I can tell you that Also, Dream Girls isn't as good as everyone says. Don't believe the hype.

Even the peeps on here excited about Miami Vice, for the most part, said it either sucked or was mediocre.

That being said, it'd be much easier to make a bottom ten or twenty for the last year of movies. Not that this year's is much better. I was going through the upcoming releases and aside from about five or six flicks, nothing really piqued my interest.

I just think it was a bad year for movies and I question your personal preferences, which we could talk about and debate until we're blue in the face. But, I think, the overall picture of movies released last year painted a sh*tty painting. There might have been good parts, but overall it was kind of plain with a few, very few, points of light sprinkled throughout.
 

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in no particular order out what i saw

pan's labyrinth
children of men
letters from iwo jima
borat
little miss sunshine

and as honorary mention based solely off whitaker's performance.. last king of scotland

movies that i enjoyed but would not put in a top 10 list:

casino royale
potc II
catch a fire
blood diamond
dreamgirls
fearless



movies that sucked!

new world
miami vice (noticing a trend here? *hint* lead actor)

movies that was excited about but left theatre being incredibly disappointed:
davinci code
happy feet
open season
 

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Blood Diamonds was supposed to be great. Huh.

Well, according to the critics on Rottentomatoes.com it's SUPPOSED to be pretty below mediocre. 63% rating, which means it got 193 reviews and 72 were bad. And some of the good reviews aren't even that great or praiseworth of the film. Not to mention, after watching the trailer the only thing I could tell you about it was, "Some people call it bling-bling. Out heah it's bling-BLAW!" I mean, if we're going to go on the way stuff is supposed to be, I can tell you that Also, Dream Girls isn't as good as everyone says. Don't believe the hype.

Even the peeps on here excited about Miami Vice, for the most part, said it either sucked or was mediocre.

That being said, it'd be much easier to make a bottom ten or twenty for the last year of movies. Not that this year's is much better. I was going through the upcoming releases and aside from about five or six flicks, nothing really piqued my interest.

I just think it was a bad year for movies and I question your personal preferences, which we could talk about and debate until we're blue in the face. But, I think, the overall picture of movies released last year painted a sh*tty painting. There might have been good parts, but overall it was kind of plain with a few, very few, points of light sprinkled throughout.

I tend to lean towards more comedies than anything in movies. I also enjoy a movie that makes me think, and I don't tend to like dramatic movies unless they are war movies.

Movies I love:
Patton
Clerks
Waking Life
High FIdelity

I tend to not like the movies that the Academy picks as the best.
 

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