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In Mid 2011, The Rake’s 2010 Film Rankings List

In Mid 2011, The Rake’s 2010 Film Rankings List

Timely as it might seem, this post is long overdue. The delay of putting together a complete list of 2010 films, in order of preference, is largely due to not being able to see all of the movies that were worthy of making this list (primarily a few award contenders) by the start of the year. As I have said in year’s past, these lists are difficult to put together in a true order due to various factors. Time, experience, viewing environment, viewing pleasure, mixture of genres, outside influences, all of these can start to play with someone’s mind while compiling such a list. Nevertheless, here is a list of the best movies of 2010, as well as the worst of the year, from top to bottom, that I have seen. I peppered some of the list with comments here and there, so thanks for reading and chime in with your thoughts if you feel so compelled. You can of course rehash our 3rd Annual Platinum Nest Awards for award winners if you so choose as well.

Inception

The only truly transcendent film of the year and the best film I have seen in half a decade. Holds up to multiple viewings. Complete ingenuity and creativity which pushed the boundaries of what a blockbuster can be. Hollywood should take note.

The Fighter

The Town

Shutter Island

The Social Network

Never Let Me Go

An underrated little gem that was beautiful and poetic. Tragic, but with heart.

True Grit

Black Swan

Green Zone

I’m Still Here

A classic roasting of the media. Hilarious in a lot of ways, regardless of the questions about its motivation and who was in on it. Joaquin Phoenix is a genius for pulling this off as far as I am concerned.

Exit Through The Gift Shop

Another great movie that asks some excellent questions about art, celebrity and the world’s denizens response to, and acting as, copycats.

The King’s Speech

Micmacs

The latest from Amelie director is a worthy follow up to that now classic French romantic comedy.

Jack Goes Boating

The Ghost Writer

Solitary Man

Get Low

Animal Kingdom

After The Last Round

Harry Brown

Drug dealer smokes crack from tip of a gun. One of the best acting scenes of the year.

Blue Valentine

Youth In Revolt

Knight and Day

Cyrus

The Company Men

Kind of only scratched the surface of what it could have been, but still displayed the dramatic realities for some who have been affected by this era’s depression/recession.

Buried

Experimental, but a little boring ultimately. A tough task to shoot a whole film in a coffin, so it gets marks for its creative attempt.

Takers

Get Him to the Greek

Kick-Ass

Dogtooth

A half brilliant movie that ends too soon. This tells (half) the tale of a sick, sordid life for tragically sheltered kids. Breaks off just when it could have gotten real, real interesting.

Rabbit Hole

Book of Eli

Iron Man 2

Greenberg

Brooklyn’s Finest

Stone

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

A music video turned into a film. Visually impressive.

Edge of Darkness

The American

127 Hours

Catfish

Lacked punch. More of a sad, pathetic tale than a thriller which it was billed as.

Nice Guy Johnny

Supposedly made for $25,000, Ed Burns is going independent all the way as a filmmaker here.

Chloe

The Other Guys

Salt

Unstoppable

The Next Three Days

The Bounty Hunter

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

The Losers

Love & Other Drugs

The A-Team

Alice In Wonderland

Hot Tub Time Machine

“Are you crying?” “Nah, baby. Some water just splashed in my eyes from all the f*ckin.” Only real worthy moment in the film.

Eat Pray Love

Surrogates

The Expendables

The Wolfman

A movie that sounded great when it was announced almost 3 years ago. Benicio delToro in the lead role? Nice. Oh, but what a tragically lame movie.

Cop Out

Hereafter

Easily the worst experience at the movies of the year and one of the worst I can remember seeing in a theater in recent years. Such a let down. Slow, plodding, highly uninteresting and with one of my favorite actors (Matt Damon) and respected directors (Clint Eastwood) to boot. What more can I say?

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The Rake’s 2009 Film Rankings

Here is my list of the film’s released in 2009 in order of preference.  You must realize how difficult it is to put together a true order of films, as so many of them start running in to one another and so much time has passed between viewing some films in the theater and others on DVD or Blu-Ray.  Nevertheless its a task I set out to do and therefore, present that list to you now.  They are in listed in order from best to worst, top to bottom, in my opinion.  I’ve given a little bit of reasoning on some of my picks, scattered throughout the list, for reference.  Click on any of the bolded/italicized titles for original reviews.  Let me know what you think, agree or disagree. (Please note that several of these reviews were done by other previous writers to the site, despite what some name consolidation would suggest – hence there may be some situations where a better review was given to a low ranking picture for me and vice versa.)

Where The Wild Things Are

This was my favorite film of ’09 based on the achievement of taking a book with so few words and making it a full-length film.  I think it was the ultimate in creative achievement for the year and perfectly captured the feelings of wonder and imagination a boy has, and translating for adult consumption.  Spike Jonze is officially a genius and Maurice Sendak should be tickled pink over this.

The Road

After reading the book, this adaptation perfectly captured the post-apocalyptic vision that I saw in my head while reading the novel and enhanced it where it could.  A difficult film, a challenging subject, but one that rewards the viewer (primarily those with the book as a frame of reference in my opinion).

Avatar

A creative and technical achievement, even if the story telling is not top notch.  There is a good reason this is the most seen film of all time (based on B.O. dollars).

Up In The Air

More Than A Game

Three of my top-8 favorite films this year were documentaries. This one chronicling a young LeBron James meant the most to me I suppose.

Tyson

Inglourious Basterds

Capitalism: A Love Story

State of Play

Crazy Heart

Bruno

I enjoyed this in the theater, but probably would continue to drop it down the list if I were to re-watch it a few times. Crass, but it was still amusing and Sacha Baron Cohen has brass balls.  He could probably sell real estate in Glengarry Glen Ross.

District 9

The Hurt Locker

The Escapist

Sugar

Moon

This one continues to grow on me. Actor Sam Rockwell and director Duncan Jones deserved more recognition for their work. A great score by Clint Mansell, the man behind the infamous score from Requiem For A Dream.

Facing Ali

Anvil: The Story of Anvil

Uplifting final scene. One for the underdog in all of us.

Precious

Duplicity

The Cove

Makes you care about dolphins. Pathetic, senseless slaughtering might lead some to anger and activism.

Nothing But The Truth

Rachel Getting Married

The Vicious Kind

Sherlock Holmes

Brothers

The Fantastic Mr. Fox

Two Lovers

Michael Jackson’s This Is It!

Law Abiding Citizen

Notorious

Whatever Works

The Brothers Bloom

I wasn’t that impressed with this when I first saw it, but I get the sense I might appreciate it more in time if I were to see it again.  It’s been two years since I have seen it as it was a very advanced screening at the time.

The Informant

Potential ditto on the above comments.

The Messenger

The Soloist

Zombieland

A Serious Man

(500) Days of Summer

The Box

Didn’t deserve to get bashed as much as it did. It’s a strange film but J.R.Kelly is a unique voice in film today. I hope he gets more opportunities to utilize it.

Shrink

Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans

The Blind Side

Not remotely close to a top-10 film.  Oscars really lack credibility.  While I was rooting for the likable Bullock, I wasn’t that blown away by her performance here either. Sorry.

Funny People

Gentlemen Broncos

Public Enemies

Invictus

This film makes me feel like Eastwood is losing it.  Really a jumbled mishmash of scenes meant to be uplifting and educational.

World’s Greatest Dad

The Girlfriend Experience

Thirst

Taken

Completely cheesy and implausible, but fun to see Liam Neeson play this role.

Bronson

Downloading Nancy

Taking of Pelham 123

Last Chance Harvey

In The Loop

Wolverine

Watchmen

Push

The Lovely Bones

The Hangover

So overrated I can’t begin to break it down. Nothing remotely special in this one and I would have loved to enjoy it. Maybe 3 laughs throughout. Plus, a little bitter since it “stole” (used) one of my script’s premises/film ideas.

My One and Only

I Love You, Man

Powder Blue

Swayze is a genius in one of his last film roles. Still a pretty weak film.  And yes, we’re leaving out the obvious reason why I would sit through this drivel. You can figure it out on your own.

Away We Go

Sunshine Cleaning

2012

Long and overwrought, disaster flick puffery.  Horrendously mixed dialogue alternating between dead serious and ridiculously over the top.  Amazing it not only got made but was seen as much as it was.

Post Grad

The Ugly Truth

Big Fan

Couples Retreat

The Proposal

I propose you never suffer through this film. The reason I rarely see rom-coms. Ocassionally I submit to a woman’s filmic desires for some reasons my subconscious would need to explain, but I am continually reminded why I choose what movies I should see.

The Great Buck Howard

Complete lack of chemistry between the lead male/female (C.Hanks and E.Blunt). A slice of life that just didn’t work for me.

The Limits of Control

I hate to have Jarmusch’s movie in this spot, but I can’t justify having this any higher. Boring and unmoving.

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The Rake’s 2008 Film Rankings

2008 Film Releases Seen – From Best to Worst (All movies in Bold & Italics link to a review, if desired.)

So as I look back at the year that was, I have come to a couple of conclusions. It was very difficult for me to decide what would be my top film, “Ben Button” or The Wrestler. I think that Button is the greater achievement in filmmaking, therefore it gets my top spot, but The Wrestler (links to a review that is not done by me), primarily due to Mickey Rourke’s searing portrayal of a man with nothing in his life but wrestling, had a greater emotional impact on me. In Bruges, RockNRolla, and The Wackness were criminally underseen movies. Each one offers something unique that the majority of movies released this year didn’t have, and each had something different going for it. See them at your earliest convenience (all 3 are now out on video).

I was disappointed with big-budget “comedic” fair, like Tropic Thunder and the ridiculously bad Pineapple Express.  The king of failure though was unquestionably Blindness.  A haphazardly made exercise that had no point.  Sure, expectations come into any sort of ratings and they affect my perception of how good/bad a film is, but those failed miserably in my eyes. I sat stone-faced at scenes that others riotously laughed at in Express, and I couldn’t help but feel I needed a big joint to ease my pain. Or LSD, but I digress. Debate, respond, enjoy the list. Looking forward to a fun ’09 at the movies.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

The Wrestler

In Bruges

Revolutionary Road

The Dark Knight

Slumdog Millionaire

RockNRolla

RockNRolla's "Wild Bunch" are a fun posse.

RockNRolla's "Wild Bunch" are a fun posse to roll with.

The Bank Job

Vicky Cristina Barcelona

The Square

City Of Men

Battle in Seattle

Hancock

The Wackness

Rachel Getting Married

Synecdoche, New York

Snow Angels

Kate Beckinsale would be fun to roll with as well.

Kate Beckinsale would be fun to roll with as well.

Man on Wire

The Visitor

Valkyrie

The Fall

Milk

Gran Torino

Let The Right One In

Wall-E

Iron Man

Zack and Miri Make A Porno

Step Brothers

Towelhead

Aaron Eckhart rolls with Summer Bishil in Towelhead.

Aaron Eckhart rolls with Summer Bishil in Towelhead.

The Brothers Bloom

4 Months, 3 weeks, 2 Days

Burn After Reading

Flash of Genius

Doubt

Righteous Kill

Pride and Glory

21

Traitor

Stop-Loss

Finishing Heaven

Waltz With Bashir

Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Be Kind, Rewind

American Son

Eden Lake

Seven Pounds

Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist

Role Models

Charlie Bartlett

In Search of a Midnight Kiss

I couldn't really roll with the duo in "Midnight Kiss."

I couldn't really roll with this duo in "Midnight Kiss."

Max Payne

Ballast

Hello, Stranger (Korean)

Australia

Choke

Definitely, Maybe

Tropic Thunder

Kabluey

Pineapple Express

Blindness

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‘Gunrap’s ’08 Film Ranks

The king on his throne

The king on his throne

It’ s time for our yearly film rankings list. Here, you’ll find the list of all films released in 2008 that I’ve seen so far, ranked from top to bottom. From dope to rotten. The movies I loved in the order of how much I loved them. If you don’t see a particular movie on the list, it means I haven’t seen it. This list will be updated in the future whenever I happen to catch an ’08 release. If you feel I missed something great, please let me know and I’ll attempt to seek it out. These are this year’s movies, as I see them.

See our Film Rankings for previous years, here.

Gran Torino may not have been the best movie of the year. I recognize it has flaws, but they didn’t deter my viewing experience. I thought the film was greatly humorous, which I couldn’t begin to expect. Clint Eastwood is absolutely the only person who could have played the role he did, and I feel he did it to perfection. It was the most emotionally engaged I felt all year. I think it has some classic scenes, namely Clint teaching Thao how to talk like a man. It was very much my kind of movie. If you agree with me or not, I’d love to know what you felt about the movie. Also, please know that review was written by The Rake and not me, hence the rating.

I’ll sporadically throw in comments about films as I deem necessary.

Italicized and bold titles link to reviews/trailers/news.

Gran Torino

My favorite movie of the year.

The Dark Knight

I love Batman. He’s my favorite comic character. When Batman Begins was released, I thought it was okay. I was in no way really anticipating the follow-up. All the early reviews and hype ended up sucking me in and I was blown away. I saw this thrice in theaters. It was obviously my favorite movie of the year for a good five months, before Torino. I’m super hyped for the third installment.

Slumdog Millionaire

Great concept and execution. Expect this to reign supreme on Oscar night.

Rachel Getting Married

Should have been nominated for Best Picture, Director, Supporting Actress and Original Screenplay. It’s that good.

RockNRolla

My most underrated movie of the year. This needs to be seen by anybody who’s a fan of Guy Ricthie. He’s completely back on top.

Synecdoche, New York

Doubt

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Wall-E

Not my favorite Pixar film. I still find it lacking a little bit, as cute as it is. Be sure to check out The Pixar Story on the film’s DVD/Blu-ray.

The Fall

If you love visuals, you have to see this movie. I’m a visual guy. I don’t care for Tarsem’s The Cell, but I thought The Fall was sweet as hell. Definitely to be seen in Blu-ray.

I.O.U.S.A.

Every once in a while I say about a movie, “I think you could go on living your life without seeing it.” This is NOT that film. You must see it. Our country’s fiscal hole is one of the most horrifying things imaginable and this shows you what horror exists and what needs to be done to fix it.

The Reader

Changeling

Man on Wire

Frost/Nixon

Iron Man

Milk

In Bruges

Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Bolt

City of Men

Very underseen. Completely estranged from City of God, but surprisingly solid.

The Wackness

Son of Rambow

Hellboy II: The Golden Army

Snow Angels

Revolutionary Road

Valkyrie

The Wrestler

I like this better after I saw it the second time, but must stand behind my review.

Kung-Fu Panda

Cloverfield

Gomorrah

The Visitor

Pineapple Express

Battle in Seattle

The Brothers Bloom

Towelhead

Waltz With Bashir

Redbelt

A Christmas Tale

The Happening

Not good, but I don’t think as horrible as is proclaimed. It has a lot of good ideas that Shyamalan seemed to portray in the incorrect light. Yes, the threat of foliage is awesome. Screw anybody that disses it.

Zack and Miri Make a Porno

Flash of Genius

Frozen River

Religulous

Eden Lake

Lakeview Terrace

JCVD

Righteous Kill

Burn After Reading

The Ruins

Yes Man

American Teen

Quantum of Solace

Run Fatboy Run

Let the Right One In

I know somehow seemingly everybody in the world loves this but me. I truly don’t get it.

Hancock

Step Brothers

The Promotion

Definitely, Maybe

Role Models

The Secret

Horton Hears a Who

Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Wendy and Lucy

The Foot Fist Way

“F you!” while coming from around a corner holding a huge knife trying to scare his wife  was genius!

Turn the River

Choke

The Traitor

Vantage Point

Prince of Broadway

Eagle Eye

In Search of a Midnight Kiss

Ballast

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Should’ve filmed the Frank Darabont script that Spielberg and Ford approved. George Lucas sucks.

Wanted

The Incredible Hulk

Proof that a “Hulk” movie will just never be good.

Tropic Thunder

This movie sucks. I know the crowd of people I saw it with early thought the same thing. Tom Cruise is hailed as the best thing about it, but I couldn’t take it. A guy dancing in a fat suit? That wasn’t funny in the trailer for Date Movie. Why is it funny now? I do think it’s a good skewering of Hollywood, but I also think Austin Powers is a good skewering of Bond movies. I still hate them. The inherent reason? Lack of humor.

Get Smart

Passengers

Four Christmases

Leatherheads

Blindness

Max Payne

Saw V

The Signal

Teeth

Disappointing. I wanted it to be cool. It wasn’t.

Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds

I saw this movie with my niece/goddaughter, because we rarely get to do things together. At least I don’t think I’ll have to sit through The Jonas Bros. movie.

Jumper

Kabluey

Take Out

Mirrors

Be Kind Rewind

This was certainly the most disappointing film of the year for me. I love Michel Gondry. I proudly own “The Work of Director: Michel Gondry” DVD. I’m amazed by his visual flair. The guy can’t write to save his life. I think Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind was a perfect combination of writer to director and with Kaufman now directing himself, it gives me trepidations about where Gondyr’s career will end up. I hope he realizes his shortcomings and finds someone who can match his visual creativity on the page.

Hamlet 2

I certainly go out of my way to not see bad movies. I actively try. Sometimes, however I feel I’m in a position to where i have to see something. Hamlet 2 is a film I saw purely because I wanted to make a trek to the theater. Being supremely unfunny was its chief crime. It was a case where internet rumblings and advertising got to me, although I hadn’t see the trailer before I decided to see the movie. I apparently would’ve been better off.

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‘Gunrap’s ’07 Film Ranks

Although I still count “Children of Men” and “Little Children” as probably the two best movies I’ve seen in the last two and a half years, I believe 2007 did provide for more movies of very good quality than 2006 did. Here’s the list of the movies I’ve seen that were released in 2007, from first to worst. From the womb to the tomb.

First, a few words about my number one movie. I love Pixar movies. I love the computer animated worlds they’ve created, and they’re not even remotely comparable to their other studio counterparts. I’ve always thought of “Monsters, Inc.” as my favorite Pixar film. Whenever a new one comes out, my friends and I attempt to rank it in the pantheon of all other Pixar films, and of course it’s always an excrutiating process. When Brad Bird first came on to write and direct “The Incredibles” for the studio, I had a lot of fear. I knew that he had directed a lot of “Simpsons” episodes, and I had seen “The Iron Giant,” but remember very little of it. It was his writing ability that really frightened me. I had no idea about it. I thought all Pixar movies should be developed by the talent they had in-house. Bird obviously proved my fears as irrelevant. When I heard he had to take over as the director for “Ratatouille,” I feared again, but for how much time Bird would actually have to shape the film for his sensibilities. My fear was unwarranted again, and now I can probably say “Ratatouille” is my favorite Pixar film (yes, i have seen “Wall-E” as of this posting).  In school, I once heard a future friend describe “Amelie” as “a perfect movie.” Although I can’t say I agree (although I like that film a lot, and in continues to curry my favor with each successive viewing), I believe that “Rataouille” is pretty close to perfect. To keep my raving brief. I think the places the camera takes you is astounding. I love the placement and choice of the music. The moment when the critic Anton Ego tastes the ratatouille dish made for him, made my jaw drop. An incredible moment. All of this raving is a long-winded to tell you why “Ratatouille” is at the top of my list for 2007.

Ratatouille

There Will Be Blood

Knocked Up

Zodiac

Juno

Grindhouse

Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, The

Michael Clayton

Lars and the Real Girl

Bourne Ultimatum, The

Superbad

Sicko

Gone Baby Gone

No Country for Old Men

Pan’s Labyrinth

Black Snake Moan

Hot Fuzz

Orphanage, The

3:10 to Yuma

Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead

Lookout, The

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Disturbia

Eastern Promises

Ocean’s Thirteen

Enchanted

Transformers

Charlie Wilson’s War

Lives of Others, The

Kingdom, The

Simpsons Movie, The

King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters

Waitress

Across the Universe

Beowulf

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Mist, The

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

Fracture

Savages, The

Freedom Writers

What Would Jesus Buy?

Breach

Into the Wild

La Vie En Rose

Host, The

Cassandra’s Dream

American Gangster

Persepolis

In the Valley of Elah

Once

Darjeeling Limited, The

Bucket List, The

I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With

300

1408

Spider-Man 3

Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

Sunshine

Smokin’ Aces

Bug

Joshua

30 Days of Night

Saw IV

Revolver

Hostel: Part II

I Am Legend

Vacancy

National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets

Dead Silence

TMNT

Wild Hogs

Hitman

Evan Almighty

Ghost Rider

License to Wed

Next

A few words about “Next” to help explain my feeling toward the film: Life-losing, hour-hogging, minute-marauding and second-stealing. Outright time-theft. “It’s all a dream” is the worst narrative invention ever created. There are at least two Brian De Palma movies employing thise same device (that I know of) and it doesn’t just depress me that I sat through a bad movie, it upsets me. It’s not a passive reaction. It’s an active reaction of downright RAGE! “License to Wed” is horrible, but “Next” is anger-inducing. That’s why it’s at the bottom of my list.

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The Rake’s 2007 Film Rankings

Here is my list for 2007 Releases as ranked in order from the bottom to the top, from Worst to First.  It becomes a challenge to go back in time and rank through memory, so in the future, I will keep an ongoing list compiled after I have seen each movie individually.  Maybe not much more scientific but perhaps a bit more accurate.  Did you see anything better than There Will Be Blood or worse than Death Proof?  (Has Tarantino completely lost it? – The look of that movie was great but the content – and yes, I know the context of what it was meant to be – made it  nearly unwatchable.)  And how disappointed were you by Darjeeling?  Wes has fallen from his earlier successes.  Hit us on the comments or the email and let us know your thoughts.  Cheers!

There Will Be Blood

Gone Baby Gone

Michael Clayton

The Lookout

Eastern Promises

The Bourne Ultimatum

Knocked Up

Charlie Wilson’s War

The Savages

Reign Over Me

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead

No Country for Old Men

Lars and the Real Girl

Juno

3:10 to Yuma

I Am Legend

The King of Kong

American Gangster

Zodiac

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

Ocean’s 13

300

Stuck

Into The Wild

The Kingdom

Revolver

Alpha Dog

King of California

Pan’s Labyrinth

Letters From Iwo Jima

Rendition

Smokin’ Aces

Transformers

The Host

Disturbia

Superbad

Bucket List

REC

The Darjeeling Limited

Sunshine

Death Proof

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The Rake’s 2006 Film Rankings

Here is the list for my 2006 Film Rankings from Best to Worst.   I would say the Top 13 or so (all recipients of at least 3 nests) distinguished themselves from the mundane nature of many of the movies in the rest of the list.  Brain De Palma ought to be ashamed of his Black Dahlia, and just while I was ready to write off Josh Hartnett for good (he is far from in the clear by any stretch), Lucky Number Slevin saved him.   What are the films on your list from 2006?  Let us know!       

Brick

Borat

The Departed

Inside Man

The Illusionist

Running Scared

Thank You For Smoking

Children Of Men

An Inconvenient Truth

The Pursuit of Happyness

Little Children

V for Vendetta

Stranger Than Fiction

Good Night, and Good Luck

Babel

Lucky Number Slevin

Little Miss Sunshine

Bobby

United 93

Through the Fire

Blood Diamond

The Da Vinci Code

The Good Shepherd

Miami Vice

World Trade Center

The Break-Up

A Scanner Darkly

Hard Candy

The Fountain

Mission: Impossible III

Tsotsi

Dreamgirls

Crank

Hollywoodland

16 Blocks

The Science of Sleep

A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints

Superman Returns

The Lake House

Failure to Launch

Clerks II

ATL

Accepted

The Black Dahlia

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‘Gunrap’s ’06 Film Ranks

These are the best movies of the year, in order from best to worst that were released in 2006. These are all the movies I have seen. I go out of my way to NOT see bad movies every year, so if you think there was something worse than “Crank,” you’re probably right. Luckily, I didn’t waste my time with it. Here we go:

Children of Men

Little Children

United 93

Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan

Departed, The

Descent, The

Thank You for Smoking

Babel

Little Miss Sunshine

Inconvenient Truth, An

Cars

Apocalypto

Hard Candy

Good Night, and Good Luck

Blood Diamond

Pursuit of Happyness, The

Stranger Than Fiction

Running Scared

Half Nelson

Brick

Jesus Camp

V for Vendetta

Tsotsi

Queen, The

Prestige, The

New World, The

Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada, The

Inside Man

Mission: Impossible III

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest

Fountain, The

Déjà vu

Casino Royale

Dave Chappelle’s Block Party

World Trade Center

Devil Wears Prada, The

X-Men: The Last Stand

Quiet, The

This Film is Not Yet Rated

Who Killed the Electric Car?

Hostel

Scoop

Lucky Number Slevin

Illusionist, The

Flags of Our Fathers

Happy Feet

Last Kiss, The

Miami Vice

Break-Up, The

Over the Hedge

Painted Veil, The

Rocky Balboa

Saw III

Fearless

Find Me Guilty

Da Vinci Code, The

Invincible

Science of Sleep, The

Jackass Number Two

Bobby

For Your Consideration

Guide to Recognizing Your Saints, A

Scanner Darkly, A

Night Watch

Lady in the Water

Superman Returns

Flyboys

Poseidon

Silent Hill

Protector, The

Omen, The

Holiday, The

Night at the Museum

Talladega Nights: The Balled of Ricky Bobby

Idiocracy

Final Destination 3

Crank

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