2006 Documentary Movies

The Departed (2006)

The Departed

  • 93%
  • R
  • 150 min
  • Crime

Based on the Chinese-linguage Hong Kong gangster film of the same name ("Wu jian dao"), "Infernal Affairs" will be reset in Boston amid Irish-American mobsters and the cops who are their nemeses. The film was written by William Monahan. Damon would play a gangster who has infiltrated the Boston police department as part of its cadet class and has been steadily rising through the ranks. DiCaprio will play a cop who's been deep undercover inside the mob and is starting to come unglued. Each side...

The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006)

The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift

  • 35%
  • PG-13
  • 90 min
  • Action

"The Fast and the Furious 3" is written by Chris Morgan ("Cellular"), who places the third entry in Tokyo: in this adrenalized new story, set in the sexy, underground world of Japanese drift racing, the newest and fastest customized rides go head-to-head on some of the most perilous courses ever seen.

The Prestige (2006)

The Prestige

  • 76%
  • PG-13
  • 128 min
  • Drama

Bale and Jackman will play rival magicians in turn-of-the-century London who battle each other for trade secrets. The title refers to the residue left after a magician's successful trick.

Pan's Labyrinth (2006)

Pan's Labyrinth

  • 95%
  • R
  • 112 min
  • Drama

In this fairy tale, a small family in Spain moves into an old house in 1943 after the rise of Fascism. Their eldest daughter, at age 12, falls in love with a fawn that lives in the old ruined labyrinth which resides behind their new decrepit home.

The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

The Devil Wears Prada

  • 75%
  • PG-13
  • 109 min
  • Comedy

Based on the best-selling novel, THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA stars two-time Academy Award® winner Meryl Streep as high-powered fashion magazine editor Miranda Priestly. Anne Hathaway also stars, as Miranda's new assistant, a small-town girl in her first job out of college, trying to navigate a world she's only glimpsed in print - while surviving her impossibly demanding new boss.

Stranger Than Fiction (2006)

Stranger Than Fiction

  • 72%
  • PG-13
  • 113 min
  • Comedy

In "Stranger Than Fiction," Will Ferrell plays Harold Crick, an IRS Agent whose world is turned upside-down when he begins to hear his life being chronicled by a narrator only he can hear. The Narrator, Kay Eiffel (Emma Thompson), a nearly forgotten author of tragic novels, is struggling to complete her latest and best book, unaware that her protagonist is alive and uncontrollably guided by her words. Fiction and reality collide when the bewildered and hilariously resistant Harold hears the...

Apocalypto (2006)

Apocalypto

  • 65%
  • R
  • 139 min
  • Action

From Academy Award® winning filmmaker Mel Gibson ("The Passion of The Christ," "Braveheart"), comes "Apocalypto": a heart stopping mythic action-adventure set against the turbulent end times of the once great Mayan civilization. When his idyllic existence is brutally disrupted by a violent invading force, a man is taken on a perilous journey to a world ruled by fear and oppression where a harrowing end awaits him. Through a twist of fate and spurred by the power of his love for his woman and...

Black Snake Moan (2006)

Black Snake Moan

  • 66%
  • R
  • 116 min
  • Drama

Desire is a burning sickness for Rae (Ricci), a feverish need that eats at her soul, while making her the white-trash sexual target of every man and boy in her small Tennessee town. When her true love Ronnie (Timberlake) leaves for military service, Rae plunges into wild excess. Beaten, left for dead, she's taken in by Laz (Jackson) a reformed bluesman, a private self-contained black man who nurses deep anger of his own. Fiercely committed to his task of keeping her alive, Laz makes Rae his...

The Lives of Others (2006)

The Lives of Others

  • 93%
  • R
  • 137 min
  • Drama

East Berlin, November 1984. Five years before its downfall, the former East-German government ensured its claim to power with a ruthless system of control and surveillance. Party-loyalist Captain Gerd Wiesler hopes to boost his career when given the job of collecting evidence against the playwright Georg Dreyman and his girlfriend, the celebrated theater actress Christa-Maria Sieland. After all, the "operation" is backed by the highest political circles. What he didn't anticipate, however, was...

Marie Antoinette (2006)

Marie Antoinette

  • 55%
  • PG-13
  • 123 min
  • Biography

Kirsten Dunst portrays the young Austrian princess, who, as a teenager, becomes Queen of France. Jason Schwartzman portrays her indifferent husband Louis XVI. Other members of the ensemble, portraying various members of the elitist court of Versailles include Rip Torn (in the role of King Louis XV), Judy Davis (as the Comtesse de Noailles), Steve Coogan (as Mercy), Asia Argento (playing the Comtesse du Barry), Marianne Faithful (Maria-Teresa), Aurore Clement (Duchesse de Chartres), Molly...

Blood Diamond (2006)

Blood Diamond

  • 62%
  • R
  • 143 min
  • Adventure

The African adventure is set in Sierra Leone circa 1999, a time when the nation was in the midst of a horrific civil war. DiCaprio plays the role of a smuggler who specializes in the sale of "blood diamonds," also known as "conflict diamonds" -- the precious stones used to finance rebellions, privateers and terrorists.

When the smuggler encounters an indigenous Mende farmer whose young son has disappeared into the RUF's army of child soldiers, the two men's fates become linked.

The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)

The Pursuit of Happyness

  • 67%
  • PG-13
  • 117 min
  • Biography

In the moving drama The Pursuit of Happyness, Chris Gardner (Will Smith) is a marginally employed salesman and a single father, struggling with the mother (Thandie Newton) of his five-year-old son (Jaden Smith). When they are evicted from their apartment, Gardner finds himself alone with his son in San Francisco and no place to go. Even when Gardner lands an intern position at a prestigious stock brokerage firm, it pays no money. Forced to live in shelters, enduring many hardships as he goes...

Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

Little Miss Sunshine

  • 91%
  • R
  • 101 min
  • Adventure

A family determined to get their young daughter into the finals of a beauty pageant take a cross-country trip in their VW bus.

Inside Man (2006)

Inside Man

  • 86%
  • R
  • 128 min
  • Crime

The Inside Man takes places during a hostage situation in which a tough cop matches wits a clever bank robber, who sets to pull the the perfect heist.

Washington stars as New York police detective Keith Miller, a tough, street-smart cop fighting for a promotion while trying to live down accusations of misconduct connected to his last case. When he and his partner are dispatched to the scene of an in-progress bank robbery and hostage crisis, Miller must face off against a well-educated...

Children of Men (2006)

Children of Men

  • 93%
  • R
  • 109 min
  • Adventure

Children of Men envisages a world one generation from now that has fallen into anarchy on the heels of an infertility defect in the population. The world's youngest citizen has just died at 18, and humankind is facing the likelihood of its own extinction.

Set against a backdrop of London torn apart by violence and warring nationalistic sects, Children of Men follows disillusioned bureaucrat Theo (Clive Owen) as he becomes an unlikely champion of Earth's survival. When the planet's last...

She's the Man (2006)

She's the Man

  • 43%
  • PG-13
  • 105 min
  • Comedy

Amanda Bynes plays Viola, a teen girl who impersonates her missing twin brother Sebastian at his boarding school for two weeks, but then ends up falling for his male roommate and then having his girlfriend fall for her. Things only get stickier when Sebastian returns.

Step Up (2006)

Step Up

  • 19%
  • PG-13
  • 98 min
  • Crime

Everyone deserves a chance to follow their dreams, but some people only get one shot. Tyler Gage (Channing Tatum) is a rebel from the wrong side of Baltimore's tracks – and the only thing that stands between him and an unfulfilled life are his dreams of one day making it out of there. Nora (Jenna Dewan) is a privileged ballet dancer attending Baltimore's ultra-elite Maryland School of the Arts -- and the only thing standing in the way of her obviously brilliant future is finding a great dance...

Rocky Balboa (2006)

Rocky Balboa

  • 76%
  • PG
  • 102 min
  • Drama

"Rocky Balboa" is the next story in the saga of Philadelphia boxer Rocky Balboa, one of Hollywood's most beloved characters. In the film, Rocky has long since retired but is drawn back to the boxing ring one last time. On the way he is challenged by a powerful new champion, by personal tragedy and ultimately by himself.

Alpha Dog (2006)

Alpha Dog

  • 54%
  • R
  • 122 min
  • Biography

In the sprawling, privileged neighborhoods around L.A., bored teenagers with too much time and too much money string one hazy day into another, looking for the next thrill--doing suburban imitations of the thug life they idolize from rap music, video games and movies. When you're living without any consequences, anything can happen. And in the hot California summer six years ago, something did.

Inspired by true events, Alpha Dog follows three fateful days when the lives of a group of Southern...

Lady in the Water (2006)

Lady in the Water

  • 24%
  • PG-13
  • 98 min
  • Fantasy

A building super (Paul Giamatti) finds a sea nymph (Bryce Dallas Howard) in his apartment's swimming pool.