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List Rules Only movies that were in theaters in 2006

A list of the best movies of 2006, from action movies like The Departed to comedies like Stranger Than Fiction. The '00s were a decade where Hollywood thrived. In were new stars and big blockbusters and 2006 was no exception. Some the best movies of this year are some of the best teen, coming of age, adventure, comedies and dramas in history. The films on here are very memorable and had audiences on the edges of their seats, and still pack a punch so many years after they were first released. You shouldn't be too surprised by the movies listed on here.

As stated before, some of the best movies of the decade were released in 2006. Who could forget V For Vendetta with Natalie Portman and Hugo Weaving, Blood Diamond with Leonardo DiCaprio, and of course, Greg Kinnear and Steve Carell in Little Miss Sunshine.And let's not forget about Meryl Streep in The Devil Wears Prada.

The best movies of 2006 featured some of the biggest stars in the movie business. Whether it was the aforementioned stars continuing their success or the breakout performances featured in Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, or established stars like Will Ferrell in Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby and Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston in The Break-Up.

Some of the best movies of all time were released in 2006. This is the ultimate list of the best movies of 2006, which shouldn't feature the best movies of 2005. Vote and re-rank this list according to how you think the best movies of that year should be reflected. If you notice that there's a movie from this year that should be on this list but is missing, feel free to add it.

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Pan's Labyrinth is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies of 2006
Pan's Labyrinth Doug Jones, Ivana Baquero, Sergi López i Ayats

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The Departed is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies of 2006
The Departed Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson, Alec Baldwin

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The Prestige is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies of 2006
The Prestige Scarlett Johansson, David Bowie, Hugh Jackman

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43 42
Casino Royale is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies of 2006
Casino Royale Alessandra Ambrosio, Eva Green, Daniel Craig

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Little Miss Sunshine is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies of 2006
Little Miss Sunshine Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston, Toni Collette

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The Devil Wears Prada is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies of 2006
The Devil Wears Prada Anne Hathaway, Heidi Klum, Meryl Streep

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Children of Men is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies of 2006
Children of Men Julianne Moore, Clive Owen, Michael Caine

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies of 2006
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley, Orlando Bloom

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V for Vendetta is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies of 2006
V for Vendetta Natalie Portman, John Hurt, Hugo Weaving

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The Lives of Others is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies of 2006
The Lives of Others Ulrich Tukur, Ulrich Mühe, Martina Gedeck

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Babel is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies of 2006
Babel Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Elle Fanning

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Borat: Cultural Learnings of A... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies of 2006

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300 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies of 2006
300 Gerard Butler, Michael Fassbender, Lena Headey

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Cars is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies of 2006
Cars Tom Hanks, Billy Crystal, Sheryl Crow

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Blood Diamond is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies of 2006
Blood Diamond Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Connelly, Michael Sheen

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The Queen is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies of 2006
looksharp added The Queen Helen Mirren, Michael Sheen, James Cromwell

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X-Men: The Last Stand is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies of 2006
X-Men: The Last Stand Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin

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The Last King of Scotland is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies of 2006
The Last King of Scotland Kerry Washington, Gillian Anderson, James McAvoy

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Ice Age: The Meltdown is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies of 2006
Ice Age: The Meltdown Queen Latifah, Jay Leno, Ariel Winter

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Inside Man is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies of 2006
Inside Man Jodie Foster, Denzel Washington, Willem Dafoe

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31 57
The Da Vinci Code is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies of 2006
The Da Vinci Code Tom Hanks, Ian McKellen, Audrey Tautou

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35 40
The Illusionist is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies of 2006
The Illusionist Jessica Biel, Edward Norton, Paul Giamatti

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Stranger than Fiction is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies of 2006
Stranger than Fiction Will Ferrell, Dustin Hoffman, Queen Latifah

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Night at the Museum is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies of 2006
Night at the Museum Robin Williams, Ben Stiller, Carla Gugino

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United 93 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies of 2006
United 93 Olivia Thirlby, Cheyenne Jackson, Denny Dillon

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Apocalypto is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Movies of 2006
Apocalypto Raoul Trujillo, Gerardo Taracena, Israel Contreras

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Flags of Our Fathers is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Movies of 2006
Flags of Our Fathers Paul Walker, Ryan Phillippe, Jamie Bell

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Over the Hedge is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Movies of 2006
looksharp added Over the Hedge Avril Lavigne, Bruce Willis, Steve Carell

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The Santa Clause 3: The Escape... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Movies of 2006
Dimos Dicoudis added The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause Ann-Margret, Elizabeth Mitchell, Aisha Tyler

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Mission: Impossible III is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Movies of 2006
Mission: Impossible III Maggie Q, Keri Russell, Michelle Monaghan

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Rocky Balboa is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Movies of 2006
Rocky Balboa Sylvester Stallone, Milo Ventimiglia, Talia Shire

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19 37
We Are Marshall is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Movies of 2006
We Are Marshall Matthew McConaughey, Kate Mara, January Jones

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An Inconvenient Truth is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Movies of 2006

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The Shaggy Dog is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Movies of 2006
Dimos Dicoudis added The Shaggy Dog Robert Downey Jr., Tim Allen, Danny Glover

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Bambi II is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Movies of 2006
Dimos Dicoudis added Bambi II Patrick Stewart, Ariel Winter, Alexander Gould

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Eight Below is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Movies of 2006
Dimos Dicoudis added Eight Below Paul Walker, Moon Bloodgood, Jason Biggs

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All the King's Men is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Movies of 2006
All the King's Men Kate Winslet, Sean Penn, Jude Law

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Charlotte's Web is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Movies of 2006
Dimos Dicoudis added Charlotte's Web Julia Roberts, Oprah Winfrey, Dakota Fanning

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The Pursuit of Happyness is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Movies of 2006
The Pursuit of Happyness Will Smith, Thandie Newton, Jaden Smith

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Idiocracy is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Movies of 2006
Idiocracy Maya Rudolph, Terry Crews, Scarface

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The Pink Panther is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Movies of 2006
The Pink Panther Beyoncé Knowles, Steve Martin, Jason Statham

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The Black Dahlia is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Movies of 2006
The Black Dahlia Scarlett Johansson, Rose McGowan, Hilary Swank

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Grandma's Boy is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Movies of 2006
Grandma's Boy Jonah Hill, David Spade, Rob Schneider

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Lucky Number Slevin is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Movies of 2006
Lucky Number Slevin Bruce Willis, Lucy Liu, Morgan Freeman

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Talladega Nights: The Ballad o... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Movies of 2006
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby Amy Adams, Will Ferrell, Sacha Baron Cohen

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Nacho Libre is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Movies of 2006
Dimos Dicoudis added Nacho Libre Jack Black, Ana de la Reguera, Peter Stormare

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Barnyard is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Movies of 2006
Dimos Dicoudis added Barnyard Courteney Cox, Andie MacDowell, Wanda Sykes

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The Break-Up is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Movies of 2006
The Break-Up Jennifer Aniston, Ann-Margret, Vince Vaughn

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Superman Returns is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Movies of 2006
looksharp added Superman Returns Marlon Brando, Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth

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Alpha Dog is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Movies of 2006
Alpha Dog Olivia Wilde, Amanda Seyfried, Amber Heard