Nightman’s Top Ten Films Of 2006

Greetings, Glancers! We continue my new series of posts which will detail my favourite films of every year since 1950. Why 1950? Why 10? Why anything? Check out my original post here. As with most of these lists the numbering doesn’t really matter much, though in most cases the Number 1 will be my clear favourite. As I know there are plenty of Stats Nerds out there, I’ll add in some bonus crap at the bottom but the main purpose of these posts is to keep things short. So!

This is where it starts getting difficult… from here to 2010 I still saw plenty of movies but fewer and fewer truly grabbed me or made much of an impact, and then from 2010 onwards I watched less of the current releases. Those lists won’t be great as there are probably a tonne of great movies out there that I simply haven’t seen yet, while the next few lists don’t have many movies I outright love. I think these ten in 2006 are very solid though, and quite a few I do hold dear.

10: Paprika (Japan) Satoshi Kon

9: The Host (SK) Joon-ho Bong

8: Death Note (Japan) Shusuke Kaneko

7: Idiocracy (US) Mike Judge

6: Children Of Men (US/UK) Alfonso Cuaron/Pan’s Labyrinth Guillermo Del Toro.

5: The Hills Have Eyes (US) Alexandre Aja

4: The Departed (US) Martin Scorsese

3: Apocalypto (US/Mexico) Mel Gibson

2: Borat (US/UK) Larry Charles

1: Casino Royale (US/UK/Czech/Germany) Martin Campbell

How Many Of My Films Were In The Top 10 Grossing Of The Year: One

How Many Of My Films Were Nominated For the Best Picture Oscar: One (The Winner)

Note: It has come to my attention that I somehow missed Pan’s Labyrinth from this year, which is of course one of my favourites, so I’m adding it back on to the list.