Friday, July 27, 2012

2006 Bonus List: Some Great Movies


2006 blogging, bonus list!
34 Great Movies from 2006

To conclude our festival of 2006, I’ve got a list of recommended movies.  This mini-list is excerpted from the “Doubling the Canon” list (as compiled by participants on the IMDb Classic Film message board) combined with the 2006 list from the They Shoot Pictures Don’t They? list of 1,000 great films.

The They Shoot Pictures list is a 1,000-movie canon of great films;  the “Doubling the Canon” list adds an additional 1,000 movies to the canon.  And now I’m excerpting the 2006 movies.

34 Great Movies from 2006
(Combined list, with They Shoot Pictures picks in caps and Doubling the Canon picks in lower case, all presented in alphabetical order.)

After the Wedding (Efter brylluppet) / Susanne Bier
Bamako / Abderrahmane Sissako
Blame It On Fidel (La faute à Fidel!) / Julie Gavras
BORAT: CULTURAL LEARNINGS OF AMERICA FOR MAKE BENEFIT GLORIOUS NATION OF KAZAKHSTAN / Larry Charles
Brand Upon the Brain! / Guy Maddin
CASINO ROYALE / Martin Campbell
CHILDREN OF MEN / Alfonso Cuarón
COLOSSAL YOUTH (JUVENTUDE EM MARCHA) / Pedro Costa
DEPARTED, THE / Martin Scorsese
Everything Will Be Ok / Don Hertzfeldt
Exiled (Fong juk) / Johnnie To
FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS / Clint Eastwood
HALF NELSON / Ryan Fleck
HOST, THE (GWOEMUL) / Bong Joon-ho
I DON’T WANT TO SLEEP ALONE (HEI YAN QUAN) / Tsai Ming-liang
INLAND EMPIRE / David Lynch
Island, The (Ostrov) / Pavel Lungin
Lady Chatterley / Pascale Ferran
LETTERS FROM IWO JIMA / Clint Eastwood
LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE / Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris
LIVES OF OTHERS, THE (DAS LEBEN DER ANDEREN) / Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
OFFSIDE / Jafar Panahi
OLD JOY / Kelly Reichardt
PAN’S LABYRINTH (EL LABERINTO DEL FAUNO) / Guillermo del Toro
Planet Earth / Alastair Fothergill
PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION, A / Robert Altman
QUEEN, THE / Stephen Frears
STILL LIFE (SANXIA HAOREN) / Jia Zhang Ke
SYNDROMES AND A CENTURY (SANG SATTAWAT) / Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Ten Canoes / Rolf de Heer, Peter Djigirr
UNITED 93 / Paul Greengrass
VOLVER / Pedro Almodóvar
When the Levees Broke / Spike Lee
WOMAN ON THE BEACH (HAEBYONUI YOIN) / Hong Sang-soo

Here’s the full They Shoot Pictures list.  And here’s the  “Doubling the Canon” list.  Special thanks to the two masterminds behind these lists: Bill Georgaris who manages They Shoot Pictures and Angel Gonzalez Garcia who now leads the "Doubling the Canon" project.

I created and launched  “Doubling the Canon” project around half a dozen years ago, ran it for a few years, and then handed it off to Angel’s capable hands where it’s flourished since.

Next up on the random year(s) generator:  1965.  (Coming soon…)

© 2012 Lee Price

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