film The Best Drama Movies of 2006  

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List of the best 2006 drama movies, ranked by how many upvotes they've received by other fans of the genre. Some of the movies on this list are award-winning drama films, so if you're trying to watch Oscar-winning and Oscar-nominated drama movies, then these are the ones you want to see. These are all the drama movies that defined the year 2006, so vote for your favorites and help them rise to the top. This poll is also a great resource for finding new movies that you haven't already seen, especially since you can watch trailers for each film right on this page. To make sure this list is as accurate as possible, please don't downvote a movie if you haven't seen it.

The list you're viewing is made up of many different movies, like The Departed and Pan's Labyrinth. This isn't necessarily a list of all drama movies from 2006, but it does contain all the ones worth watching.

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Little Miss Sunshine Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston, Toni Collette

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The Devil Wears Prada Anne Hathaway, Heidi Klum, Meryl Streep

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The Departed Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson, Alec Baldwin

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Dreamgirls Beyoncé Knowles, Eddie Murphy, Jamie Foxx

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Pan's Labyrinth Doug Jones, Ivana Baquero, Sergi López i Ayats

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Apocalypto Raoul Trujillo, Gerardo Taracena, Israel Contreras

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Glory Road Emily Deschanel, Jon Voight, Tatyana Ali

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High School Musical Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Zac Efron

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The Pursuit of Happyness Will Smith, Thandie Newton, Jaden Smith

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Click Kate Beckinsale, Christopher Walken, David Hasselhoff

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Invincible Elizabeth Banks, Mark Wahlberg, Randy Couture

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We Are Marshall Matthew McConaughey, Kate Mara, January Jones

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Inside Man Jodie Foster, Denzel Washington, Willem Dafoe

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The Prestige Scarlett Johansson, David Bowie, Hugh Jackman

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The Illusionist Jessica Biel, Edward Norton, Paul Giamatti

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Blood Diamond Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Connelly, Michael Sheen

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Step Up Channing Tatum, Jenna Dewan, Heavy D

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Children of Men Julianne Moore, Clive Owen, Michael Caine

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The Lake House Sandra Bullock, Keanu Reeves, Christopher Plummer

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Stranger than Fiction Will Ferrell, Dustin Hoffman, Queen Latifah

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Casino Royale Alessandra Ambrosio, Eva Green, Daniel Craig

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The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift Vin Diesel, Bow Wow, Amber West

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Once Glen Hansard, Markéta Irglová, Darren Healy

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Inland Empire Naomi Watts, Jeremy Irons, Laura Dern

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Candy Heath Ledger, Abbie Cornish, Geoffrey Rush

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Babel Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Elle Fanning

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Eragon Rachel Weisz, John Malkovich, Jeremy Irons

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The Break-Up Jennifer Aniston, Ann-Margret, Vince Vaughn

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Lucky Number Slevin Bruce Willis, Lucy Liu, Morgan Freeman

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The Painted Veil Naomi Watts, Edward Norton, Liev Schreiber

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The Wind That Shakes the Barley Cillian Murphy, Liam Cunningham, Orla Fitzgerald

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Marie Antoinette Kirsten Dunst, Tom Hardy, Rose Byrne

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Last Holiday Queen Latifah, LL Cool J, Alicia Witt

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Brick Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Meagan Good, Emilie de Ravin

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Perfume: The Story of a Murderer Dustin Hoffman, John Hurt, Alan Rickman

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Alpha Dog Olivia Wilde, Amanda Seyfried, Amber Heard

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The Last Kiss Rachel Bilson, Tom Wilkinson, Casey Affleck

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The Last King of Scotland Kerry Washington, Gillian Anderson, James McAvoy

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Letters from Iwo Jima Ken Watanabe, Ryan Kelley, Kazunari Ninomiya

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Curse of the Golden Flower Gong Li, Chow Yun-Fat, Jay Chou

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Fido Carrie-Anne Moss, Billy Connolly, Alexia Fast

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Gridiron Gang Dwayne Johnson, Xzibit, Jurnee Smollett

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Rocky Balboa Sylvester Stallone, Milo Ventimiglia, Talia Shire

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All the King's Men Kate Winslet, Sean Penn, Jude Law

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United 93 Olivia Thirlby, Cheyenne Jackson, Denny Dillon

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Infamous Gwyneth Paltrow, Sandra Bullock, Daniel Craig

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A Scanner Darkly Robert Downey Jr., Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder

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The Lives of Others Ulrich Tukur, Ulrich Mühe, Martina Gedeck

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The Fountain Hugh Jackman, Rachel Weisz, Ellen Burstyn

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The Good Shepherd Angelina Jolie, Robert De Niro, Alec Baldwin