2006

TOP TEN FILMS
10. Art School Confidential
09. Little Miss Sunshine
08. Rocky Balboa
07. The Pursuit of Happyness
06. Casino Royale
05. Stranger Than Fiction
04. Thank You For Smoking
03. Little Children
02. Blood Diamond
01. The Departed

BOTTOM TEN FILMS
80. My Super Ex-Girlfriend
81. American Dreamz
82. Keeping Up With the Steins
83. Strangers with Candy
84. Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny
85. Stay Alive
86. The Pink Panther
87. Date Movie
88. The Fountain
89. National Lampoon’s Van Wilder: The Rise of Taj

Note on the Lists: These are films that I saw over the calendar year of 2006 that were originally released in 2006. I do not include any other films. Movies I might see in 2007 which had a 2006 release date are ineligible for my purposes.

No.

Film Title

Theater Name

Theater Chain

Theater Location

Date

1.

Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story (2005)

n/a

American Airlines

FLL to LAX

January 1

2.

Match Point (2005)

Monica

Laemmle

Santa Monica, CA

January 2

3.

Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World

Galleria 16

Pacific Theaters

Sherman Oaks, CA

January 21

4.

Brokeback Mountain (2005)

Century City 15

AMC Theaters

Century City, CA

January 23

5.

Date Movie (premiere)

Avco

AMC Theaters

Los Angeles, CA

February 13

6.

The Pink Panther

Galleria 16

Pacific Theaters

Sherman Oaks, CA

February 16

7.

Firewall

Century City 15

AMC Theaters

Century City, CA

February 25

8.

Running Scared

Century City 15

AMC Theaters

Century City, CA

February 25

9.

Failure to Launch

Chinese 6

Mann Theaters

Hollywood, CA

March 8

10.

V for Vendetta

Century City 15

AMC Theaters

Century City, CA

March 21

11.

Inside Man

Galleria 16

Pacific Theaters

Sherman Oaks, CA

March 24

12.

Stay Alive

Century City 15

AMC Theaters

Century City, CA

March 25

13.

Thank You For Smoking

Galleria 16

Pacific Theaters

Sherman Oaks, CA

March 26

14.

Game 6

Fairfax Cinemas

Laemmle

Hollywood, CA

April 2

15.

Slither

Century City 15

AMC Theaters

Century City, CA

April 2

16.

Lucky Number Slevin

Century City 15

AMC Theaters

Century City, CA

April 7

17.

When Do We Eat?

Music Hall Theatre

Laemmle

Beverly Hills, CA

April 10

18.

Cheaper by the Dozen 2 (2005)

n/a

United Airlines

LAX to ORD

April 12

19.

Scary Movie 4

Village Crossing 18

Crown Theaters

Skokie, IL

April 15

20.

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe(2005)

n/a

United Airlines

ORD to LAX

April 16

21.

United 93

Century City 15

AMC Theaters

Century City, CA

April 28

22.

The Fountain

Winnetka 21

Pacific Theaters

Chatsworth, CA

May 2

23.

Art School Confidential

Town Center Theatre

Laemmle

Encino, CA

May 6

24.

Mission: Impossible III

Galleria 16

Pacific Theaters

Sherman Oaks, CA

May 6

25.

American Dreamz

Century City 15

AMC Theaters

Century City, CA

May 7

26.

Poseidon

Century City 15

AMC Theaters

Century City, CA

May 12

27.

Keeping up with the Steins

Avco

AMC Theaters

Los Angeles, CA

May 13

28.

Obsession: Radical Islam’s War Against the West

Writer’s Guild Theater

private

Beverly Hills, CA

May 18

29.

The DaVinci Code

Galleria 16

Pacific Theaters

Sherman Oaks, CA

May 21

30.

Just My Luck

The Grove Stadium 14

Pacific Theaters

Los Angeles, CA

May 25

31.

Last Holiday

n/a

United Airlines

LAX to ORD

May 27

32.

X-Men: The Last Stand

Northbrook Court 14

AMC Theaters

Northbrook, IL.

May 28

33.

King Kong (2005)

n/a

United Airlines

ORD to LAX

May 29

34.

The Heart of the Game

Arclight Cinemas

private

Hollywood, CA

June 1

35.

The Break-Up

Galleria 16

Pacific Theaters

Sherman Oaks, CA

June 2

36.

Cars

Century City 15

AMC Theaters

Century City, CA

June 10

37.

A Prairie Home Companion

The Grove Stadium 14

Pacific Theaters

Los Angeles, CA

June 13

38.

Wordplay

Town Center Theatre

Laemmle

Encino, CA

June 23

39.

Click

The Grove Stadium 14

Pacific Theaters

Los Angeles, CA

June 25

40.

The Lake House

Culver Stadium 12

Pacific Theaters

Culver City, CA

June 25

41.

Superman Returns: An IMAX 3D Experience

Universal Studios and IMAX Theater

AMC Loews

Universal City, CA

June 27

42.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest

The El Capitan Theatre

Disney

Hollywood, CA

July 8

43.

A Scanner Darkly

Arclight Cinemas

private

Hollywood, CA

July 14

44.

Strangers with Candy

Nu-Wilshire

Landmark Theaters

Santa Monica, CA

July 16

45.

The Devil Wears Prada

Culver Stadium 12

Pacific Theaters

Culver City, CA

July 20

46.

Clerks II

Century City 15

AMC Theaters

Century City, CA

July 23

47.

Scoop

Culver Stadium 12

Pacific Theaters

Culver City, CA

July 29

48.

Back to the Future Part II (w/ talk by C. Lloyd, B. Gale, N. Canton)

Chinese 6

Mann Theaters

Hollywood, CA

August 1

49.

Back to the Future Part III (w/ talk by C. Lloyd, B. Gale, N. Canton)

Chinese 6

Mann Theaters

Hollywood, CA

August 1

50.

Accepted

Burbank

AMC Theaters

Burbank, CA

August 10

51.

World Trade Center

Century City 15

AMC Theaters

Century City, CA

August 12

52.

13 Tzameti

Nuart Theatre

Landmark Theaters

Los Angeles, CA

August 13

53.

Quinceañera

Monica

Laemmle

Santa Monica, CA

August 14

54.

Beerfest

Culver Stadium 12

Pacific Theaters

Culver City, CA

August 26

55.

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

Culver Stadium 12

Pacific Theaters

Culver City, CA

August 27

56.

Little Miss Sunshine

Renaissance Place Cinemas

Landmark Theaters

Highland Park, IL

September 2

57.

Hollywoodland

Bruin

Mann Theaters

Westwood, CA

September 9

58.

The U.S. vs. John Lennon

Century City 15

AMC Theaters

Century City, CA

September 19

59.

Nacho Libre

n/a

United Airlines

LAX to ORD

September 23

60.

X-Men: The Last Stand

n/a

United Airlines

ORD to LAX

September 24

61.

Jackass Number Two

Culver Stadium 12

Pacific Theaters

Culver City, CA

September 25

62.

Renaissance

Nuart Theatre

Landmark Theaters

Los Angeles, CA

September 28

63.

Nacho Libre

n/a

United Airlines

LAX to ORD

September 29

64.

The Wild

n/a

United Airlines

LAX to ORD

September 30

65.

A Prairie Home Companion

n/a

United Airlines

ORD to LAX

October 3

66.

Cars

n/a

United Airlines

ORD to LAX

October 3

67.

The Departed

Village

Mann Theaters

Westwood, CA

October 6

68.

The Prestige

Culver Stadium 12

Pacific Theaters

Culver City, CA

October 21

69.

Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny

Chinese 6

Mann Theaters

Hollywood, CA

October 28

70.

Flags of our Fathers

Century City 15

AMC Theaters

Century City, CA

November 3

71.

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

Century City 15

AMC Theaters

Century City, CA

November 4

72.

For Your Consideration

Sunset 5

Laemmle

West Hollywood, CA

November 8

73.

Stranger than Fiction

Majestic Crest

private

Los Angeles, CA

November 10

74.

Casino Royale

Avco

AMC Theaters

Los Angeles, CA

November 17

75.

My Super Ex-Girlfriend

n/a

United Airlines

SNA to ORD

November 23

76.

Bobby

Highland Park Theater

private

Highland Park, IL

November 24

77.

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

n/a

United Airlines

ORD to SNA

November 26

78.

National Lampoon’s Van Wilder: The Rise of Taj

Culver Stadium 12

Pacific Theaters

Culver City, CA

December 2

79.

Deja Vu

Galleria 16

Pacific Theaters

Sherman Oaks, CA

December 6

80.

Blood Diamond

Century City 15

AMC Theaters

Century City, CA

December 10

81.

We Are Marshall

Burbank

AMC Theaters

Burbank, CA

December 11

82.

Rocky Balboa

Century City 15

AMC Theaters

Century City, CA

December 20

83.

Night at the Museum

Santa Monica 7

AMC Theaters

Santa Monica, CA

December 24

84.

Venus

Royal

Laemmle

Los Angeles, CA

December 24

85.

The Good Shepherd

Avco

AMC Theaters

Los Angeles, CA

December 25

86.

The Pursuit of Happyness

Santa Monica 7

AMC Theaters

Santa Monica, CA

December 26

87.

Dreamgirls

Village

Mann Theaters

Westwood, CA

December 29

88.

The Good German

Loews Broadway Cinemas

AMC Theaters

Santa Monica, CA

December 30

89.

Little Children

Monica

Laemmle

Santa Monica, CA

December 30

LAST UPDATED: 07 JANUARY 2007

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