2006 in film

Highest-grossing films

Highest-grossing films of 2006[1]
RankTitleDistributorWorldwide gross
1 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Disney $1,066,179,725
2 The Da Vinci Code Sony $758,239,851
3 Ice Age: The Meltdown 20th Century Fox $660,940,780
4 Casino Royale Sony $599,045,960
5 Night at the Museum 20th Century Fox $574,480,841
6 Cars Disney $462,216,280
7 X-Men: The Last Stand 20th Century Fox $459,359,555
8 Mission: Impossible III Paramount $397,850,012
9 Superman Returns Warner Bros. $391,081,192
10 Happy Feet $384,335,608

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest became the third film in cinema history to gross over $1 billion and is the 31st highest-grossing film of all time.

Events

MonthDayEvent
January 4The Producers Guild of America nominates Brokeback Mountain, Capote, Crash, Good Night, and Good Luck and Walk the Line as contenders for their best-produced film award. The Writers Guild of America (WGA) nominate The 40-Year-Old Virgin, I Tried, Crash, Good Night, and Good Luck and The Squid and the Whale for best original screenplay. The WGA nominees for best adapted screenplay are Brokeback Mountain, Capote, The Constant Gardener, A History of Violence and Syriana.
5Jon Stewart is named host of the 78th Academy Awards.
9The Broadcast Film Critics Association present their Critics' Choice Awards for the best films of 2005 live on The WB network in the United States. Brokeback Mountain is named best picture, best director for Ang Lee and ties for best supporting actress for Michelle Williams. Philip Seymour Hoffman is named best actor for Capote and Reese Witherspoon is awarded best actress for Walk the Line.
16The winners of the 63rd Golden Globe Awards include Brokeback Mountain for best dramatic picture and best director.
19The 2006 Sundance Film Festival starts in Park City, Utah.
24Disney announces plans to acquire Pixar
28The Directors Guild of America names Ang Lee best film director of 2005 for Brokeback Mountain, best documentary goes to Werner Herzog for Grizzly Man and its Lifetime Achievement Award goes to Clint Eastwood.
29The Screen Actors Guild names Philip Seymour Hoffman outstanding male movie actor for Capote, Reese Witherspoon as outstanding female lead movie actor for Walk the Line, Rachel Weisz as outstanding female actor in a supporting role for The Constant Gardener, Paul Giamatti as outstanding male actor in a supporting role for Cinderella Man, the cast of Crash as outstanding ensemble in a theatrical motion picture, and Shirley Temple Black is given a life achievement award.
30The 26th Golden Raspberry Awards nominees include Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo, Dirty Love, The Dukes of Hazzard, House of Wax and Son of the Mask for worst film; Tom Cruise, Will Ferrell, Jamie Kennedy, The Rock and Rob Schneider for worst actor; and Jessica Alba, Hilary Duff, Jennifer Lopez, Jenny McCarthy and Tara Reid for worst actress.
31The Academy Awards for best film achievement in 2005 had nominated primarily independent films. Brokeback Mountain led the nominations with 8, followed by Crash, Good Night, and Good Luck and Memoirs of a Geisha all earning six.
February 5The 33rd annual Annie Award - Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit won the best animated feature, as well as all nine categories which it was nominated. Family Guy won the best voice acting and directing, Star Wars: Clone Wars II Chapters 21-25 won the best animated TV production, Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch won the best home entertainment award, and Ultimate Spider-Man won the new "best video game award".
6Disney re-acquires the rights to Oswald the Lucky Rabbit from NBCUniversal, in exchange for ABC letting commentator Al Michaels work on NBC Sunday Night Football.
March 4Dirty Love dominates the 26th Golden Raspberry Awards with 4 awards including Worst Picture and Worst Actress for Jenny McCarthy. Rob Schneider took home for Worst Actor for his performance in Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo. Other awards went to Hayden Christensen as Worst Supporting Actor for Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith and Paris Hilton as Worst Supporting Actress for House of Wax
578th Academy Awards: Crash earns a win for Best Picture upsetting favorite Brokeback Mountain. No film, for the first time in 58 years, won a clear majority. Both films as well as Memoirs of a Geisha and King Kong win three Oscars each. Favorite March of the Penguins wins Oscar for Documentary Feature. South Africa wins its first motion picture Oscar with the Best Foreign Film award for Tsotsi. Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit wins Oscar for Animated feature film.

Major awards as follows:

1311th Empire Awards: Pride & Prejudice and Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith win the most awards with two.
April 18Tom Cruise and fiancée Katie Holmes welcomed their newborn baby Suri.
25The 5th annual Tribeca Film Festival opens with notable films such as Mission: Impossible III and United 93.
28TV double act Ant & Dec make their big screen debut with Alien Autopsy.
May 17The 2006 Cannes Film Festival began in Cannes, France. It continued until May 28. It was hosted by Vincent Cassel. Films in competition included Babel by Alejandro González Iñárritu, Fast Food Nation by Richard Linklater, Iklimler by Nuri Bilge Ceylan, El Laberinto del Fauno by Guillermo del Toro, Marie Antoinette by Sofia Coppola, Southland Tales by Richard Kelly, Volver by Pedro Almodóvar, and The Wind That Shakes the Barley by Ken Loach
27Brad Pitt and Oscar-winner Angelina Jolie give birth to daughter Shiloh in the African nation of Namibia.
June 3The 2006 MTV Movie Awards winners were announced.
14The American Film Institute releases its ninth list of its AFI 100 Years... series, AFI's 100 Years...100 Cheers recognizing 100 films as the most "inspirational" in cinema history. Frank Capra's It's a Wonderful Life is named the most "inspirational" film of all time.
July 7Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest opens later grossing $55.8 million on its opening day, setting records for the largest opening day, the largest single day gross, and the largest Friday gross of all time (the previous record was held by Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith with $50,013,859, the previous year). It also surpassed the opening weekend gross (at $135,634,554 between July 79) previously set by Spider-Man in 2002 with $114,844,116 between May 35.
28Actor and Oscar-winning director producer Mel Gibson is arrested after speeding on Pacific Coast Highway due to a DUI. Police reports later reveal stinging anti-Semitic comments made to the officer (a Jew). Gibson checked into rehab and issued several statements apologizing for his rude comments. See Mel Gibson DUI incident for more details.
September 7Ellen DeGeneres is named host of the 79th Academy Awards.
7-16The 2006 Toronto International Film Festival takes place.
December 764th Golden Globe Awards nominees are announced. Babel leads nominations with seven.

Awards

Category/Organization64th Golden Globe Awards
January 15, 2007
12th Critics' Choice
January 20, 2007
Producers, Directors, Screen Actors, and Writers Guild Awards60th BAFTA Awards
February 11, 2007
79th Academy Awards
February 25, 2007
DramaMusical or Comedy
Best FilmBabelDreamgirlsThe DepartedLittle Miss SunshineThe QueenThe Departed
Best DirectorMartin Scorsese
The Departed
Paul Greengrass
United 93
Martin Scorsese
The Departed
Best ActorForest Whitaker
The Last King of Scotland
Sacha Baron Cohen
Borat
Forest Whitaker
The Last King of Scotland
Best ActressHelen Mirren
The Queen
Meryl Streep
The Devil Wears Prada
Helen Mirren
The Queen
Best Supporting ActorEddie Murphy
Dreamgirls
Alan Arkin
Little Miss Sunshine
Best Supporting ActressJennifer Hudson
Dreamgirls
Best Screenplay, AdaptedPeter Morgan
The Queen
Michael Arndt
Little Miss Sunshine
William Monahan
The Departed
Jeremy Brock and Peter Morgan
The Last King of Scotland
William Monahan
The Departed
Best Screenplay, OriginalMichael Arndt
Little Miss Sunshine
Best Animated FilmCarsN/AHappy Feet
Best Original ScoreThe Painted Veil
Alexandre Desplat
The Illusionist
Philip Glass
N/ABabel
Gustavo Santaolalla
Best Original Song"The Song of the Heart"
Happy Feet
"Listen"
Dreamgirls
N/AN/A"I Need to Wake Up"
An Inconvenient Truth
Best Foreign Language FilmLetters from Iwo JimaN/APan's LabyrinthThe Lives of Others

2006 wide-release films

January–March

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6 BloodRayneBoll KG ProductionsUwe Boll (director); Guinevere Turner (screenplay); Kristanna Loken, Ben Kingsley, Michael Madsen, Matthew Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Will Sanderson, Billy Zane, Udo Kier, Michael Paré, Meat LoafFantasy, Action, HorrorLive action
Grandma's Boy20th Century Fox / Level 1 Entertainment / Happy Madison ProductionsNicholaus Goossen (director); Allen Covert, Nick Swardson, Barry Wernick (screenplay); Allen Covert, Doris Roberts, Nick Swardson, Linda Cardellini, Shirley Jones, Shirley Knight, Peter Dante, Joel David Moore, Jonah Hill, Kevin NealonComedyLive action
HostelScreen Gems / Lions Gate FilmsEli Roth (director/screenplay); Jay Hernandez, Derek Richardson, Eyþór Guðjónsson, Barbara Nedeljáková, Rick Hoffman, Jennifer LimHorrorLive action
13 Glory RoadWalt Disney Pictures / Jerry Bruckheimer FilmsJames Gartner (director); Gregory Allen Howard, Chris Cleveland, Bettina Gilois (screenplay); Josh Lucas, Derek Luke, Jon Voight, Austin Nichols, Evan Jones, Alphonso McAuley, Tatyana AliSports, DramaLive action
Hoodwinked!The Weinstein Company / Kanbar EntertainmentCory Edwards, Todd Edwards, Tony Leech (directors/screenplay); Anne Hathaway, Glenn Close, James Belushi, Patrick Warburton, Anthony Anderson, David Ogden Stiers, Xzibit, Chazz Palminteri, Andy DickComedy, Crime, FamilyAnimation
Last HolidayParamount Pictures / ImageMoversWayne Wang (director); Jeffrey Price and Peter S. Seaman (screenplay); Queen Latifah, LL Cool J, Timothy Hutton, Gérard Depardieu, Alicia Witt, Giancarlo Esposito, Susan Kellermann, Michael NouriComedy, DramaLive action
Tristan and Isolde20th Century Fox / Franchise Pictures / Scott Free ProductionsKevin Reynolds (director); Dean Georgaris (screenplay); James Franco, Sophia Myles, Rufus Sewell, Mark Strong, Henry Cavill, David O'HaraEpic, Drama, DramaLive action
20 End of the SpearRocky Mountain PicturesJim Hanon (director/screenplay); Bill Ewing, Bart Gavigan (screenplay); Louie Leonardo, Chad Allen, Jack Guzman, Christina Souza, Sean McGowan, Beth BaileyDrama, ChristianLive action
Underworld: EvolutionScreen Gems / Lakeshore EntertainmentLen Wiseman (director); Danny McBride (screenplay); Kate Beckinsale, Scott Speedman, Tony Curran, Shane Brolly, Steven Mackintosh, Derek Jacobi, Bill Nighy, Sophia Myles, Michael SheenAction, HorrorLive action
24 Wristcutters: A Love StoryAutonomous FilmsGoran Dukić (director/screenplay); Patrick Fugit, Shannyn Sossamon, Shea Whigham, Leslie Bibb, Tom Waits, Mark Boone Junior, Will ArnettBlack Comedy, Romance, RoadLive action
27 AnnapolisTouchstone PicturesJustin Lin (director); Dave Collard (screenplay); James Franco, Tyrese Gibson, Jordana Brewster, Roger Fan, Donnie Wahlberg, Vicellous Reon Shannon, Chi McBride, Brian Goodman, Charles NapierDramaLive action
Big Momma's House 220th Century Fox / Regency EnterprisesJohn Whitesell (director); Don Rhymer (screenplay); Martin Lawrence, Nia Long, Zachary Levi, Mark Moses, Emily Procter, Kat Dennings, Chloë Grace MoretzComedy, CrimeLive action
Nanny McPheeUniversal Pictures / StudioCanal / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer / Working Title FilmsKirk Jones (director); Emma Thompson (screenplay); Emma Thompson, Colin Firth, Kelly Macdonald, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Angela Lansbury, Eliza Bennett, Raphaël Coleman, Imelda StauntonFantasy, Comedy, FamilyLive action
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3 Something NewFocus FeaturesSanaa Hamri (director); Kriss Turner (screenplay); Sanaa Lathan, Simon Baker, Blair Underwood, Donald Faison, Alfre Woodard, Earl Billings, Wendy Raquel Robinson, Mike EppsRomance, DramaLive action
When a Stranger CallsScreen Gems / Davis EntertainmentSimon West (director); Jake Wade Wall (screenplay); Camilla Belle, Brian Geraghty, Katie Cassidy, Clark Gregg, Tommy Flanagan, Tessa Thompson, Derek de Lint, Kate Jennings Grant, David DenmanHorrorLive action
10 Curious GeorgeUniversal Pictures / Imagine EntertainmentMatthew O'Callaghan (director); Ken Kaufman (screenplay); Will Ferrell, Drew Barrymore, David Cross, Eugene Levy, Joan Plowright, Dick Van Dyke, Frank WelkerAnimation, Adventure, Comedy, FamilyAnimation
Final Destination 3New Line Cinema / Hard Eight Pictures / Zide/Perry ProductionsJames Wong (director/screenplay); Glen Morgan (screenplay); Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Ryan Merriman, Kris Lemche, Alexz Johnson, Amanda Crew, Jesse Moss, Gina Holden, Texas BattleSupernatural, HorrorLive action
FirewallWarner Bros. Pictures / Village Roadshow Pictures / Beacon Pictures / Thunder Road FilmsRichard Loncraine (director); Joe Forte (screenplay); Harrison Ford, Paul Bettany, Virginia Madsen, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Jimmy Bennett, Carly Schroeder, Robert Forster, Robert Patrick, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Alan ArkinCrime, ThrillerLive action
The Pink PantherColumbia Pictures / Metro-Goldwyn-MayerShawn Levy (director); Steve Martin, Len Blum (screenplay); Steve Martin, Kevin Kline, Jean Reno, Emily Mortimer, Henry Czerny, Kristin Chenoweth, Roger Rees, Beyoncé KnowlesComedy, FamilyLive action
17 Date Movie20th Century Fox / Regency EnterprisesJason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer (directors/screenplay); Alyson Hannigan, Adam Campbell, Jennifer Coolidge, Tony Cox, Fred Willard, Eddie Griffin, Carmen Electra, Judah FriedlanderComedy, Romance, SpoofLive action
Eight BelowWalt Disney Pictures / Spyglass Entertainment / Mandeville FilmsPaul Walker, Bruce Greenwood, Moon Bloodgood, Jason Biggs, August Schellenberg, Wendy Crewson, Belinda MetzAdventure, Drama, FamilyLive action
FreedomlandColumbia Pictures / Revolution StudiosJoe Roth (director); Richard Price (screenplay); Samuel L. Jackson, Julianne Moore, Edie Falco, Ron Eldard, William Forsythe, Aunjanue Ellis, Anthony Mackie, LaTanya Richardson, Clarke PetersDrama, Mystery, ThrillerLive action
24 DoogalThe Weinstein CompanyDave Borthwick, Jean Duval, Frank Passingham (directors); Butch Hartman (screenplay); Daniel Tay, Jimmy Fallon, Whoopi Goldberg, Jon Stewart, William H. Macy, Chevy Chase, Kevin Smith, Ian McKellen, Judi Dench, Kylie Minogue, Bill HaderAdventure, FantasyAnimation
Madea's Family ReunionLionsgate / The Tyler Perry CompanyTyler Perry (director/screenplay); Tyler Perry, Blair Underwood, Keke Palmer, Lynn Whitfield, Lisa Arrindell Anderson, Jenifer Lewis, Rochelle Aytes, Boris KodjoeComedy, DramaLive action
Running ScaredNew Line Cinema / Media 8 EntertainmentWayne Kramer (director/screenplay); Paul Walker, Cameron Bright, Vera Farmiga, Chazz Palminteri, Karel Roden, Johnny Messner, Ivana Miličević, Michael Cudlitz, John NobleCrime, ThrillerLive action
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3 16 BlocksWarner Bros. Pictures / Alcon Entertainment / Millennium Films / The Donners' CompanyRichard Donner (director); Richard Wenk (screenplay); Bruce Willis, Mos Def, David Morse, Jenna Stern, Casey Sander, Cylk Cozart, David ZayasCrime, ThrillerLive action
AquamarineFox 2000 PicturesSara Paxton, Emma Roberts, JoJo, Jake McDorman, Arielle Kebbel, Claudia Karvan, Bruce Spence, Tammin SursokComedy, FantasyLive action
Dave Chappelle's Block PartyRogue Pictures / Bob Yari ProductionsMichel Gondry (director); Dave Chappelle (screenplay); Dave Chappelle, Kanye West, Mos Def, Common, John LegendDocumentaryLive action
Ultraviolet
Screen GemsKurt Wimmer (director/screenplay); Milla Jovovich, Cameron Bright, Nick Chinlund, William FichtnerSci-Fi, Action, ThrillerLive action
10 Failure to LaunchParamount PicturesTom Dey (director); Tom J. Astle, Matt Ember (screenplay); Matthew McConaughey, Sarah Jessica Parker, Zooey Deschanel, Justin Bartha, Bradley Cooper, Terry Bradshaw, Kathy BatesRomance, ComedyLive action
The Hills Have EyesFox Searchlight PicturesAlexandre Aja (director/screenplay); Grégory Levasseur (screenplay); Aaron Stanford, Kathleen Quinlan, Vinessa Shaw, Emilie de Ravin, Dan Byrd, Robert Joy, Ted LevineHorrorLive action
The Shaggy DogWalt Disney Pictures / Mandeville FilmsBrian Robbins (director); Cormac Wibberley, Marianne Wibberley, Geoff Rodkey, Jack Amiel, Michael Begler (screenplay); Tim Allen, Robert Downey Jr., Kristin Davis, Danny Glover, Spencer Breslin, Jane Curtin, Zena Grey, Philip Baker HallComedy, FamilyLive action
17 She's the ManDreamWorks Pictures / Lakeshore Entertainment / The Donners' CompanyAndy Fickman (director); Karen McCullah Lutz, Kirsten Smith (screenplay); Amanda Bynes, Channing Tatum, Laura Ramsey, David Cross, Vinnie Jones, Alexandra Breckenridge, Robert Hoffman, Jonathan Sadowski, Emily PerkinsSports, ComedyLive action
Thank You for SmokingFox Searchlight PicturesJason Reitman (director/screenplay); Aaron Eckhart, Maria Bello, Cameron Bright, Adam Brody, Sam Elliott, Katie Holmes, David Koechner, Rob Lowe, William H. Macy, J.K. Simmons, Robert DuvallComedy, DramaLive action
V for VendettaWarner Bros. Pictures / Virtual Studios / Silver PicturesJames McTeigue (director); The Wachowskis (screenplay); Natalie Portman, Hugo Weaving, Stephen Rea, John Hurt, Stephen Fry, Tim Pigott-Smith and Rupert GravesPolitical thrillerLive action
24 Inside ManUniversal Pictures / Imagine Entertainment / 40 Acres and a Mule FilmworksSpike Lee (director); Russell Gewirtz (screenplay); Denzel Washington, Clive Owen, Jodie Foster, Christopher Plummer, Willem Dafoe, Chiwetel EjioforCrime, ThrillerLive action
Larry the Cable Guy: Health InspectorLionsgateTrent Cooper (director); James Greer, Jonathan Bernstein (screenplay); Larry the Cable Guy, Iris Bahr, Bruce Bruce, Joanna Cassidy, Brooke Dillman, Tony Hale, David Koechner, Lisa Lampanelli, Megyn Price, Thomas F. Wilson, Joe PantolianoComedyLive action
The SecretPrime Time Productions / Dharma ProductionDrew Heriot (director)DocumentaryLive action
Stay AliveHollywood Pictures / Spyglass Entertainment / Endgame EntertainmentWilliam Brent Bell (director/screenplay); Matthew Peterman (screenplay); Jon Foster, Samaire Armstrong, Frankie Muniz, Jimmi Simpson, Milo Ventimiglia, Sophia Bush, Adam Goldberg, Wendell PierceSlasherLive action
UnidentifiedFive & Two Pictures / Cornerstone TelevisionRich Christiano (director/screenplay); Jonathan Aube, Josh Adamson, Michael Blain-Rozgay, Rebecca St. James, Jenna Bailey, Lance ZitronSci-fi, ChristianLive action
31 ATLWarner Bros. Pictures / Overbrook EntertainmentChris Robinson (director); Tina Gordon Chism (screenplay); Tip "T.I." Harris, Lauren London, Evan Ross, Jackie Long, Jason Weaver, Big Boi, Lonette McKee, Mykelti Williamson, Keith DavidDramaLive action
Basic Instinct 2Sony Pictures Releasing / Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer / Constantin Film / C2 PicturesMichael Caton-Jones (director); Henry Bean, Leora Barish (screenplay); Sharon Stone, David Morrissey, Charlotte Rampling, David Thewlis, Flora Montgomery, Heathcote Williams, Hugh DancyErotic thrillerLive action
Ice Age: The Meltdown20th Century Fox Animation / Blue Sky StudiosCarlos Saldanha (director); Peter Gaulke, Gerry Swallow, Jim Hecht (screenplay); Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Queen Latifah, Seann William Scott, Josh Peck, Will Arnett, Jay Leno, Alan Tudyk, Chris WedgeComedy, Adventure, FamilyAnimation
SlitherUniversal Pictures / Gold Circle FilmsJames Gunn (director/screenplay); Nathan Fillion, Elizabeth Banks, Gregg Henry, Michael Rooker, Tania Saulnier, Jenna Fischer, Haig Sutherland, Matreya FedorSci-Fi, Horror, ComedyLive action

April–June

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7 The BenchwarmersColumbia Pictures / Revolution Studios / Happy Madison ProductionsDennis Dugan (director); Allen Covert, Nick Swardson (writers); Rob Schneider, David Spade, Jon Heder, Jon Lovitz, Nick Swardson, Craig Kilborn, Molly Sims, Tim MeadowsComedy, SportsLive action
Friends with MoneySony Pictures ClassicsNicole Holofcener (director/screenplay); Jennifer Aniston, Joan Cusack, Catherine Keener, Frances McDormand, Jason Isaacs, Scott Caan, Simon McBurney, Greg GermannComedy, DramaLive action
Lucky Number SlevinMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer / The Weinstein Company / Ascendant Pictures / FlimEnginePaul McGuigan (director); Jason Smilovic (screenplay); Josh Hartnett, Lucy Liu, Ben Kingsley, Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, Stanley Tucci, Peter Outerbridge, Kevin ChamberlinCrime, ThrillerLive action
Phat GirlzFox Searchlight PicturesNnegest Likké (director/screenplay); Mo'Nique, Jimmy Jean-Louis, Godfrey, Kendra C. Johnson, Dayo Ade, Jack Noseworthy, Eric RobertsComedyLive action
Take the LeadNew Line CinemaLiz Friedlander (director); Dianne Houston (screenplay); Antonio Banderas, Alfre Woodard, John Ortiz, Rob Brown, Yaya DaCosta, Dante Basco, Elijah Kelley, Jenna DewanDrama, DanceLive action
14 Scary Movie 4The Weinstein Company / Dimension Films / Miramax FilmsDavid Zucker (director); Jim Abrahams, Craig Mazin, Pat Proft (screenplay); Anna Faris, Regina Hall, Craig Bierko, Bill Pullman, Anthony Anderson, Carmen Electra, Chris Elliott, Kevin Hart, Cloris Leachman, Michael Madsen, Molly Shannon, Charlie Sheen, Leslie Nielsen, Shaquille O'NealComedy, Horror, SpoofLive action
The WildWalt Disney PicturesSteve Williams (director); Ed Decter, John J. Strauss, Mark Gibson, Philip Halprin (screenplay); Kiefer Sutherland, Jim Belushi, Eddie Izzard, Janeane Garofalo, William Shatner, Richard Kind, Greg Cipes, Colin Cunningham, Patrick WarburtonComedy, Adventure, FamilyAnimation
21 American DreamzUniversal PicturesPaul Weitz (director/screenplay); Hugh Grant, Dennis Quaid, Marcia Gay Harden, Willem Dafoe, Mandy Moore, Sam Golzari, Chris Klein, Jennifer Coolidge, Seth Meyers, Tony Yalda, Noureen DeWulf, Shohreh AghdashlooComedyLive action
The Sentinel20th Century Fox / Regency EnterprisesClark Johnson (director); George Nolfi (screenplay); Michael Douglas, Kiefer Sutherland, Eva Longoria, Martin Donovan, Kim BasingerAction, Crime, ThrillerLive action
Silent HillTriStar Pictures / Davis FilmsChristophe Gans (director/screenplay); Roger Avary (screenplay); Radha Mitchell, Sean Bean, Deborah Kara Unger, Laurie Holden, Jodelle Ferland, Alice Krige, Kim Coates, Tanya AllenHorrorLive action
28 Akeelah and the BeeLionsgate / 2929 Entertainment / Starbucks EntertainmentDoug Atchison (director/screenplay); Keke Palmer, Laurence Fishburne, Angela Bassett, Curtis Armstrong, J.R. Villarreal, Sean Michael Afable, Erica Hubbard, Lee Thompson YoungDramaLive action
Alien AutopsyWarner Bros. Pictures / Qwerty FilmsJonny Campbell (director); William Davies (screenplay); Ant McPartlin, Declan Donnelly, Bill Pullman, Harry Dean Stanton, Omid Djalili, Jimmy Carr, Götz Otto, Morwenna Banks, John ShrapnelComedy, Sci-fiLive action
RVColumbia Pictures / Relativity Media / Red Wagon ProductionsBarry Sonnenfeld (director); Geoff Rodkey (screenplay); Robin Williams, Cheryl Hines, Josh Hutcherson, Joanna "JoJo" Levesque, Jeff Daniels, Kristin Chenoweth, Hunter Parrish, Alex Ferris, Will ArnettComedy, Road, FamilyLive action
Stick ItTouchstone Pictures / Spyglass EntertainmentJessica Bendinger (director/screenplay); Missy Peregrym, Jeff Bridges, Vanessa Lengies, Maddy Curley, Nikki SooHoo, Kellan Lutz, John Patrick Amedori, Tarah Paige, Jon Gries, Gia CaridesComedy, Drama, SportsLive action
United 93Universal Pictures / Working Title FilmsPaul Greengrass (director/screenplay); Christian Clemenson, Cheyenne Jackson, David Alan Basche, Peter Hermann, Corey Johnson, Richard Bekins, Michael J. Reynolds, Khalid Abdalla, David Rasche, Rebecca Schull, Denny DillonBiography, Drama, ThrillerLive action
JaanSuneha ArtsRaj Kanwar (director); Ajay Devgn
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5 An American HauntingFreestyle Releasing / After Dark Films / RemstarCourtney Solomon (director/screenplay); Donald Sutherland, Sissy Spacek, James D'Arcy, Rachel Hurd-Wood, Matthew Marsh, Miquel BrownHorrorLive action
Art School ConfidentialSony Pictures Classics / United ArtistsTerry Zwigoff (director); Daniel Clowes (screenplay); Max Minghella, Sophia Myles, John Malkovich, Anjelica Huston, Jim Broadbent, Matt Keeslar, Ethan Suplee, Joel David MooreComedy, DramaLive action
HootNew Line Cinema / Walden MediaWil Shriner (director/screenplay); Logan Lerman, Brie Larson, Luke Wilson, Cody Linley, Tim Blake Nelson, Neil Flynn, Robert Wagner, Kiersten Warren, Clark GreggComedy, FamilyLive action
Mission: Impossible IIIParamount Pictures / Cruise/Wagner ProductionsJ. J. Abrams (director/screenplay); Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci (screenplay); Tom Cruise, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ving Rhames, Billy Crudup, Michelle Monaghan, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Keri Russell, Maggie Q, Laurence Fishburne and Simon PeggAction, SpyLive action
12 Goal!Touchstone PicturesDanny Cannon (director); Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais, Mike Jefferies, Adrian Butchart (screenplay); Kuno Becker, Alessandro Nivola, Marcel Iureş, Stephen Dillane, Anna Friel, Tony Plana, Kieran O'Brien, Sean PertweeSports, DramaLive action
Just My Luck20th Century Fox / Regency Enterprises / Cheyenne Enterprises / Silvercup StudiosDonald Petrie (director); I. Marlene King, Amy B. Harris, James Greer, Jonathan Bernstein (screenplay); Lindsay Lohan, Chris Pine, Faizon Love, Missi Pyle, Samaire Armstrong, Bree Turner, Makenzie Vega, Carlos Ponce, McFlyRomance, ComedyLive action
PoseidonWarner Bros. Pictures / Virtual StudiosWolfgang Petersen (director); Mark Protosevich (screenplay); Kurt Russell, Josh Lucas, Richard Dreyfuss, Jacinda Barrett, Emmy Rossum, Mike Vogel, Mia Maestro, Jimmy Bennett, Andre Braugher, Kevin Dillon, Stacy FergusonDisasterLive action
19 The Da Vinci CodeColumbia Pictures / Imagine Entertainment / Skylark ProductionsRon Howard (director); Akiva Goldsman (screenplay); Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou, Ian McKellen, Alfred Molina, Jürgen Prochnow, Jean Reno, Paul BettanyMystery, ThrillerLive action
Over the HedgeParamount Pictures / DreamWorks AnimationTim Johnson, Karey Kirkpatrick (director); Len Blum, Lorne Cameron, David Hoselton, Karey Kirkpatrick (screenplay); Bruce Willis, Garry Shandling, Steve Carell, Wanda Sykes, Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara, William Shatner, Avril Lavigne, Nick Nolte, Thomas Haden Church, Allison JanneyComedy, FamilyAnimation
See No EvilLionsgate / WWE StudiosGregory Dark (director); Dan Madigan (screenplay); Kane, Samantha Noble, Christina Vidal, Michael J. Pagan, Rachael Taylor, Penny McNamee, Craig HornerSlasherLive action
26 X-Men: The Last Stand20th Century Fox / Marvel Entertainment / Dune Entertainment / The Donners' CompanyBrett Ratner (director); Simon Kinberg, Zak Penn (screenplay); Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Famke Janssen, Kelsey Grammer, Anna Paquin, James Marsden, Rebecca Romijn, Shawn Ashmore, Vinnie Jones, Ellen Page, Aaron Stanford, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Ben FosterAction, SuperheroLive action
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2 The Break-UpUniversal PicturesPeyton Reed (director); Jeremy Garelick, Jay Lavender (screenplay); Vince Vaughn, Jennifer Aniston, Joey Lauren Adams, Ann-Margret, Judy Davis, Vincent D'Onofrio, Jon Favreau, Cole Hauser, Keir O'Donnell, John Michael Higgins, Justin LongRomance, Comedy, DramaLive action
6 The Omen20th Century FoxJohn Moore (director); David Seltzer (screenplay); Julia Stiles, Liev Schreiber, Mia Farrow, David Thewlis, Pete Postlethwaite, Michael Gambon, Seamus Davey-FitzpatrickSupernatural, HorrorLive action
9 CarsWalt Disney Pictures / Pixar Animation StudiosJohn Lasseter (director/screenplay); Dan Fogelman, Joe Ranft, Jorgen Klubien, Kiel Murray, Phil Lorin (screenplay); Owen Wilson, Paul Newman, Bonnie Hunt, Larry the Cable Guy, Tony Shalhoub, Cheech Marin, Jenifer Lewis, George Carlin, Paul Dooley, Michael Keaton, John Ratzenberger, Jeremy PivenComedy, FamilyAnimation
A Prairie Home CompanionPicturehouse / New Line CinemaRobert Altman (director); Garrison Keillor (screenplay); Woody Harrelson, Tommy Lee Jones, Garrison Keillor, Kevin Kline, Lindsay Lohan, Virginia Madsen, John C. Reilly, Maya Rudolph, Meryl Streep, Lily TomlinComedyLive action
16 The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo DriftUniversal Pictures / Relativity MediaJustin Lin (director); Chris Morgan (screenplay); Lucas Black, Nathalie Kelley, Sung Kang, Bow Wow, Brian Tee, Leonardo Nam, Brian Goodman, Zachery Ty BryanActionLive action
Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties20th Century Fox / Davis EntertainmentTim Hill (director); Joel Cohen, Alec Sokolow (screenplay); Bill Murray, Breckin Meyer, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Tim Curry, Billy Connolly, Ian Abercrombie, Bob Hoskins, Rhys Ifans, Vinnie Jones, Jim PiddockComedy, FamilyLive action/Animation
The Lake HouseWarner Bros. Pictures / Village Roadshow Pictures / Vertigo DC ComicsAlejandro Agresti (director); David Auburn (screenplay); Keanu Reeves, Sandra Bullock, Dylan Walsh, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Christopher Plummer, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Willeke van Ammelrooy, Lynn CollinsRomance, ComedyLive action
Nacho LibreParamount Pictures / Nickelodeon MoviesJared Hess (director/screenplay); Jerusha Hess, Mike White(screenplay); Jack Black, Ana de la Reguera, Hector Jimenez, Peter Stormare, Carla Jimenez, Richard Montoya, Moisés AriasSports, Comedy, FamilyLive action
21 The Collingswood StoryAnchor Bay EntertainmentMike Costanza (director/screenplay); Stephanie Dees, Johnny Burton, Grant Edmonds, Vera MadelineHorrorLive action
23 ClickColumbia Pictures / Revolution Studios / Happy Madison ProductionsFrank Coraci (director); Steve Koren, Mark O'Keefe (screenplay); Adam Sandler, Kate Beckinsale, Christopher Walken, Henry Winkler, David Hasselhoff, Julie Kavner, Sean AstinComedy, FantasyLive action
Waist DeepRogue Pictures / Intrepid PicturesTyrese Gibson, Meagan Good, Larenz Tate, Kimora Lee Simmons, The GameAction, DramaLive action
28 Superman ReturnsWarner Bros. Pictures / Legendary Pictures / DC Comics / Peters EntertainmentBryan Singer (director); Michael Dougherty, Dan Harris (screenplay); Brandon Routh, Kate Bosworth, Kevin Spacey, James Marsden, Parker Posey, Frank Langella, Eva Marie Saint, Kal Penn, Sam Huntington, Tristan Lake LeabuSuperheroLive action
30 The Devil Wears PradaFox 2000 PicturesDavid Frankel (director); Aline Brosh McKenna (screenplay); Anne Hathaway, Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, Stanley Tucci, Adrian Grenier, Simon Baker, Gisele Bündchen, Tracie Thoms, Stephanie SzostakComedy, DramaLive action

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7 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's ChestWalt Disney Pictures / Jerry Bruckheimer FilmsGore Verbinski (director); Ted Elliott, Terry Rossio (screenplay); Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Jack Davenport, Stellan Skarsgård, Bill Nighy, Naomie Harris, Kevin McNally, Lee Arenberg, Mackenzie Crook, Tom Hollander, Geoffrey RushSwashbuckler, FantasyLive action
14 Little ManColumbia Pictures / Revolution StudiosKeenen Ivory Wayans (director/screenplay); Marlon Wayans, Shawn Wayans (screenplay); Marlon Wayans, Shawn Wayans, Kerry Washington, John Witherspoon, Tracy Morgan, Chazz Palminteri, Molly ShannonComedyLive action
You, Me and DupreeUniversal PicturesAnthony Russo, Joe Russo (directors); Michael LeSieur (screenplay); Owen Wilson, Kate Hudson, Matt Dillon, Michael Douglas, Seth Rogen, Amanda Detmer, Todd Stashwick, Ralph Ting, Bill HaderComedy, RomanceLive action
15 The Girl Who Leapt Through TimeKadokawa Herald Pictures / MadhouseYoshihiro Tomita (director); Mamoru Hosoda (screenplay); Riisa Naka, Takuya Ishida, Mitsutaka Itakura, Ayami Kakiuchi, Mitsuki Tanimura, Sachie Hara, Yuki Sekido, Yoji MatsudaAdventure, ComedyAnimation
21 Clerks IIMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer / The Weinstein Company / View Askew ProductionsKevin Smith (director/screenplay); Brian O'Halloran, Jeff Anderson, Rosario Dawson, Trevor Fehrman, Jason Mewes, Kevin Smith, Jennifer Schwalbach SmithComedyLive action
Lady in the WaterWarner Bros. Pictures / Legendary Pictures / Blinding Edge PicturesM. Night Shyamalan (director/screenplay); Paul Giamatti, Bryce Dallas Howard, Bob Balaban, Jeffrey Wright, Sarita Choudhury, Cindy Cheung, Freddy Rodriguez, Bill Irwin, Jared HarrisFantasy, ThrillerLive action
Monster HouseColumbia Pictures / Relativity Media / ImageMovers / Amblin EntertainmentGil Kenan (director); Dan Harmon, Rob Schrab, Pamela Pettler (screenplay); Mitchel Musso, Sam Lerner, Spencer Locke, Steve Buscemi, Nick Cannon, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Kevin James, Jason Lee, Catherine O'Hara, Kathleen Turner, Fred WillardComedy, Horror, FamilyAnimation
My Super Ex-Girlfriend20th Century Fox / Regency EnterprisesIvan Reitman (director); Don Payne (screenplay); Uma Thurman, Luke Wilson, Anna Faris, Eddie Izzard, Rainn Wilson, Wanda SykesSuperhero, ComedyLive action
26 Little Miss SunshineFox Searchlight Pictures / Big Beach / Deep River ProductionsJonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris (directors); Michael Arndt (screenplay); Greg Kinnear, Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Abigail Breslin, Alan Arkin, Paul Dano, Bryan Cranston, Dean Norris, Wallace LanghamComedy, Drama, RoadLive action
28 The Ant BullyWarner Bros. Pictures / Legendary Pictures / PlaytoneJohn A. Davis (director/screenplay); Zach Tyler Eisen, Julia Roberts, Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep, Paul Giamatti, Regina King, Bruce Campbell, Lily Tomlin, Cheri Oteri, Ricardo MontalbánAdventure, Fantasy, Comedy, FamilyAnimation
John Tucker Must Die20th Century FoxBetty Thomas (director); Jeff Lowell (screenplay); Jesse Metcalfe, Brittany Snow, Ashanti, Sophia Bush, Arielle Kebbel, Penn Badgley, Jenny McCarthy, Fatso-Fasano, Patricia Drake, Taylor Kitsch, Kevin McNultyRomance, ComedyLive action
Miami ViceUniversal PicturesMichael Mann (director/screenplay); Colin Farrell, Jamie Foxx, Gong Li, Justin Theroux, Naomie Harris, Ciarán Hinds, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Domenick LombardozziAction, Crime, ThrillerLive action
ScoopFocus Features / BBC Films / Ingenious Film PartnersWoody Allen (director/screenplay); Scarlett Johansson, Woody Allen, Hugh Jackman, Ian McShane, Charles Dance, Romola Garai, Kevin R. McNally, Julian GloverRomance, Comedy, MysteryLive action
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The DescentLionsgate / CeladorNeil Marshall (director/screenplay); Shauna Macdonald, Natalie Mendoza, Alex Reid, Saskia Mulder, MyAnna Buring, Nora-Jane Noone, Oliver MilburnAdventure, HorrorLive action
The Night ListenerMiramax Films / IFC Films / Fortissimo FilmsPatrick Stettner (director/screenplay); Armistead Maupin, Terry Anderson (screenplay); Robin Williams, Toni Collette, Rory Culkin, Bobby Cannavale, Sandra Oh, Joe Morton, John Cullum, Lisa EmeryPsychological thrillerLive action
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky BobbyColumbia Pictures / Relativity Media / Apatow Productions / Mosaic Media GroupAdam McKay (director/screenplay); Will Ferrell (screenplay); Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Sacha Baron Cohen, Michael Clarke Duncan, Leslie Bibb, Gary Cole, Jane Lynch, Amy Adams, Andy RichterSports, ComedyLive action
9 World Trade CenterParamount PicturesOliver Stone (director); Andrea Berloff (screenplay); Nicolas Cage, Maria Bello, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Michael Peña, Stephen Dorff, Jon Bernthal, Jay Hernandez, Michael Shannon, Donna Murphy, Frank Whaley, Jude Ciccolella, Danny NucciDisaster, DramaLive action
11 PulseThe Weinstein Company / Dimension Films / Distant HorizonsJim Sonzero (director); Wes Craven, Ray Wright (screenplay); Kristen Bell, Ian Somerhalder, Christina Milian, Rick Gonzalez, Zach Grenier, Samm Levine, Octavia Spencer, Ron RifkinHorrorLive action
Step UpTouchstone Pictures / Summit Entertainment / Offspring EntertainmentAnne Fletcher (director); Duane Adler, Melissa Rosenberg (screenplay); Channing Tatum, Jenna Dewan Tatum, Mario, Drew Sidora, Heavy D, Damaine Radcliff, De'Shawn Washington, Rachel Griffiths, Josh Henderson, Alyson StonerDance, RomanceLive action
ZoomColumbia Pictures / Revolution StudiosPeter Hewitt (director); Adam Rifkin, David Berenbaum (screenplay); Tim Allen, Courteney Cox, Chevy Chase, Rip Torn, Spencer Breslin, Kevin Zegers, Michael Cassidy, Kate Mara, Ryan NewmanAdventure, SuperheroLive action
18 AcceptedUniversal Pictures / Shady Acres EntertainmentSteve Pink (director); Adam Cooper, Bill Collage, Mark Perez (screenplay); Justin Long, Blake Lively, Anthony Heald, Jonah Hill, Lewis Black, Adam Herschman, Columbus Short, Maria Thayer, Mark Derwin, Ann CusackComedyLive action
The IllusionistYari Film GroupNeil Burger (director/screenplay); Edward Norton, Paul Giamatti, Jessica Biel, Rufus Sewell, Eddie Marsan, Jake WoodMystery, RomanceLive action
KennyXenon Pictures / Madman EntertainmentClayton Jacobson (director/screenplay); Shane Jacobson (screenplay); Shane Jacobson, Eve von Bibra, Clayton Jacobson, Ronald Jacobson, Jesse JacobsonMockumentaryLive action
Material GirlsMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer / Maverick FilmsMartha Coolidge (director); Jessica O'Toole, Amy Rardin, John Quaintance (screenplay); Hilary Duff, Haylie Duff, Anjelica Huston, Lukas Haas, María Conchita Alonso, Brent Spiner, Faith Prince, Marcus Coloma, Obba Babatundé, Reagan Dale NeisComedyLive action
Snakes on a PlaneNew Line Cinema / Mutual Film CompanyDavid R. Ellis (director); Sebastian Gutierrez, David J. Taylor, John Heffernan (screenplay); Samuel L. Jackson, Julianna Margulies, Nathan Phillips, Bobby Cannavale, Rachel Blanchard, Flex Alexander, Todd Louiso, Sunny Mabrey, Kenan Thompson, Lin Shaye, David KoechnerAction, ThrillerLive action
25 BeerfestWarner Bros. Pictures / Legendary PicturesJay Chandrasekhar (director/screenplay); Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter, Erik Stolhanske (screenplay); Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter, Erik Stolhanske, Nat Faxon, Will Forte, Ralf Möller, Mo'Nique, Eric Christian Olsen, Jürgen Prochnow, Cloris LeachmanComedyLive action
How to Eat Fried WormsNew Line Cinema / Walden MediaBob Dolman (director); Luke Benward, Hallie Eisenberg, Adam Hicks, Tom Cavanagh, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Austin Rogers, Alexander Gould, Ryan Malgarini, Philip Daniel Bolden, Clint Howard, Ty Panitz, James RebhornComedyLive action
IdlewildUniversal Pictures / Mosaic Media Group / Atlas EntertainmentBryan Barber (director/screenplay); André 3000, Big Boi, Paula Patton, Terrence Howard, Faizon Love, Malinda Williams, Cicely Tyson, Macy Gray, Ben Vereen, Bruce Bruce, Bill Nunn, Patti LaBelle, Ving Rhames, Jackie LongMusicalLive action
InvincibleWalt Disney PicturesEricson Core (director); Brad Gann (screenplay); Mark Wahlberg, Greg Kinnear, Elizabeth Banks, Kevin Conway, Michael Rispoli, Kirk Acevedo, Dov Davidoff, Michael KellySports, DramaLive action
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1 CrankLionsgate / Lakeshore Entertainment / Radical mediaMark Neveldine, Brian Taylor (directors/screenplay); Jason Statham, Amy Smart, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Efren Ramirez, Dwight Yoakam, Keone Young, Reno WilsonAction, Black comedyLive action
CrossoverTriStar Pictures / 360 PicturesPreston A. Whitmore II (director/screenplay); Anthony Mackie, Wesley Jonathan, Wayne Brady, Eva Pigford, Philip Champion, Lil' JJ, Alecia FearsSportsLive action
Idiocracy20th Century FoxMike Judge (director/screenplay); Etan Cohen (screenplay); Luke Wilson, Maya Rudolph, Dax Shepard, Terry Crews, David Herman, Justin Long, Andrew Wilson, Scarface, Thomas Haden Church, Stephen RootComedy, Sci-fiLive action
The Wicker ManWarner Bros. Pictures / Alcon Entertainment / Millennium Films / Saturn Films / Equity PicturesNeil LaBute (director); Nicolas Cage, Ellen Burstyn, Kate Beahan, Frances Conroy, Leelee Sobieski, Molly Parker, Diane DelanoHorrorLive action
8 The Black DahliaUniversal PicturesBrian De Palma (director); Josh Friedman (screenplay); Josh Hartnett, Aaron Eckhart, Scarlett Johansson, Hilary Swank, Fiona Shaw, Mia Kirshner, Mike Starr, Patrick Fischler, James Otis, John Kavanagh, Rose McGowanNeo-noir, Crime, ThrillerLive action
The CovenantScreen Gems / Lakeshore EntertainmentRenny Harlin (director); J.S. Cardone (screenplay); Steven Strait, Sebastian Stan, Laura Ramsey, Taylor Kitsch, Toby Hemingway, Jessica Lucas, Chace Crawford, Wendy Crewson, Stephen McHattie, Kenneth WelshHorror, ThrillerLive action
Tom-Yum-GoongThe Weinstein CompanyPrachya Pinkaew (director/screenplay); Kongdej Jaturanrasamee, Napalee, Piyaros Thongdee, Joe Wannapin (screenplay); Tony Jaa, Nathan Jones, Petchtai Wongkamlao, Jon Foo, Bongkoj Khongmalai, Jin Xing, Johnny Trí NguyễnActionLive action
15 Everyone's HeroFox 2000 Pictures / IDT EntertainmentChristopher Reeve, Daniel St. Pierre, Colin Brady (directors); Robert Kurtz, Jeff Hand (screenplay); Jake T. Austin, William H. Macy, Rob Reiner, Whoopi Goldberg, Raven-Symoné, Brian Dennehy, Mandy Patinkin, Robert Wagner, Forest Whitaker, Robin Williams, Dana Reeve, Richard Kind, Joe TorreSports, Comedy, FamilyAnimation
Gridiron GangColumbia Pictures / Relativity Media / Original FilmPhil Joanou (director); Jeff Maguire (screenplay); Dwayne Johnson, Xzibit, Kevin Dunn, Leon Rippy, L. Scott Caldwell, Jade Yorker, Mo McRae, Setu Taase, Trever O'Brien Sports, DramaLive action
The Last KissParamount Pictures / DreamWorks PicturesTony Goldwyn (director); Zach Braff, Paul Haggis (screenplay); Zach Braff, Jacinda Barrett, Casey Affleck, Rachel Bilson, Blythe Danner, Tom Wilkinson, Michael Weston, Eric Christian Olsen, Harold RamisRomance, Comedy, DramaLive action
16 Ultraman Mebius & Ultraman BrothersShochikuKazuya Konaka (director); Keiichi Hasegawa (screenplay); Shunji Igarashi, Masaki Nishina, Minoru Tanaka, Ai Saikawa, Daisuke Watanabe, Kenta Uchino, Misato HirataSuperhero, KaijuLive action
22 All the King's MenColumbia Pictures / Relativity Media / Phoenix PicturesSteven Zaillian (director/screenplay); Sean Penn, Jude Law, Kate Winslet, Anthony Hopkins, James Gandolfini, Patricia Clarkson, Mark Ruffalo, Jackie Earle Haley, Kathy BakerDramaLive action
FearlessRogue PicturesRonny Yu (director); Chris Chow, Christine To, Wang Bin, Li Feng (screenplay); Jet Li, Collin Chou, Dong Yong, Nakamura Shidō II, Betty Sun, Nathan JonesMartial ArtsLive action
FlyboysMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer / Ingenious Film Partners / Electric EntertainmentTony Bill (director); David S. Ward, Phil Sears, Blake T. Evans (screenplay); James Franco, Martin Henderson, Jean Reno, Jennifer Decker, Abdul Salis, Philip Winchester, Tyler Labine, David EllisonWar, DramaLive action
Jackass Number TwoParamount Pictures / MTV Films / Dickhouse ProductionsJeff Tremaine (director/screenplay); Spike Jonze (screenplay); Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, Chris Pontius, Steve-O, Ryan Dunn, Dave England, Jason Acuña, Preston Lacy, Ehren McGheheyComedyLive action
29 Facing the GiantsSamuel Goldwyn Films / Sherwood Pictures / Provident FilmsAlex Kendrick (director/screenplay); Stephen Kendrick (screenplay); Alex Kendrick, Shannen Fields, James Blackwell, Jim McBride, Jason McLeod, Erin Bethea, Tracey CaveChristian, Sports, DramaLive action
The GuardianTouchstone Pictures / Beacon Pictures / Flash Film WorksAndrew Davis (director); Ron L. Brinkerhoff (screenplay); Kevin Costner, Ashton Kutcher, Sela Ward, Melissa Sagemiller, Clancy Brown, Omari HardwickAction, Adventure, DramaLive action
Open SeasonColumbia Pictures / Sony Pictures AnimationJill Culton, Roger Allers (directors); Steve Bencich, Ron J. Friedman (screenplay); Martin Lawrence, Ashton Kutcher, Gary Sinise, Debra Messing, Billy Connolly, Jon Favreau, Georgia Engel, Jane Krakowski, Patrick Warburton, Gordon TootoosisComedy, FamilyAnimation
School for ScoundrelsMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer / The Weinstein Company / Dimension FilmsTodd Phillips (director); Billy Bob Thornton, Jon Heder, Michael Clarke Duncan, Jacinda Barrett, Sarah Silverman, Ben Stiller, David Cross, Matt Walsh, Horatio SanzComedyLive action
30 The QueenMiramax Films / Granada ProductionsStephen Frears (director); Peter Morgan (screenplay); Helen Mirren, Michael Sheen, James Cromwell, Helen McCrory, Alex Jennings, Roger Allam, Sylvia Syms, Tim McMullanDramaLive action

October–December

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6 The DepartedWarner Bros. PicturesMartin Scorsese (director); William Monahan (screenplay); Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg, Martin Sheen, Ray Winstone, Vera Farmiga, Alec BaldwinCrime, DramaLive action
Employee of the MonthLionsgate / Tapestry FilmsGreg Coolidge (director/screenplay); Don Calame, Chris Conroy (screenplay); Dane Cook, Jessica Simpson, Dax Shepard, Andy Dick, Brian George, Harland Williams, Efren Ramirez, Marcello Thedford, Tim Bagley, Danny WoodburnComedyLive action
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The BeginningNew Line Cinema / Platinum DunesJonathan Liebesman (director); Sheldon Turner (screenplay); Andrew Bryniarski, Jordana Brewster, Taylor Handley, Diora Baird, Matt Bomer, Lee Tergesen, R. Lee ErmeySlasherLive action
Trailer Park Boys: The MovieAlliance Atlantis / Odeon FilmsMike Clattenburg (director/screenplay); Robb Wells (screenplay); Robb Wells, John Paul Tremblay, Mike Smith, John Dunsworth, Jonathan Torrens, Patrick Roach, Cory Bowles, Michael Jackson, Lucy DeCoutere, Sarah E. DunsworthComedy, CrimeLive action
13 The Grudge 2Columbia Pictures / Ghost House PicturesTakashi Shimizu (director); Stephen Susco (screenplay); Sarah Michelle Gellar, Amber Tamblyn, Arielle Kebbel, Jennifer Beals, Edison Chen, Sarah Roemer, Teresa PalmerHorrorLive action
Man of the YearUniversal Pictures / Morgan Creek ProductionsBarry Levinson (director/screenplay); Robin Williams, Christopher Walken, Laura Linney, Lewis Black, Jeff Goldblum, Tina Fey, Amy PoehlerComedy, DramaLive action
The Marine20th Century Fox / WWE StudiosJohn Bonito (director); Alan B. McElroy, Michelle Gallagher (screenplay); John Cena, Robert Patrick, Kelly Carlson, Anthony Ray Parker, Abigail Bianca, Damon Gibson, Manu Bennett, Jerome Ehlers, Drew Powell, Jeff ChaseActionLive action
One Night with the KingGener8Xion EntertainmentMichael O. Sajbel (director); Stephan Blinn (screenplay); Tiffany Dupont, Luke Goss, John Rhys-Davies, Omar Sharif, Peter O'Toole, Tom Lister Jr., Jonah Lotan, John Noble, James CallisEpicLive action
20 Flags of Our FathersParamount Pictures / DreamWorks Pictures / Warner Bros. Pictures / Amblin EntertainmentClint Eastwood (director); William Broyles Jr., Paul Haggis (screenplay); Ryan Phillippe, Jesse Bradford, Adam Beach, John Benjamin Hickey, Paul Walker, John Slattery, Barry Pepper, Jamie Bell, Robert Patrick, Neal McDonough and Benjamin WalkerWarLive action
FlickaFox 2000 PicturesMichael Mayer (director); Mark Rosenthal, Lawrence Konner (screenplay); Alison Lohman, Tim McGraw, Maria Bello, Ryan Kwanten, Dallas Roberts, Nick Searcy, Danny PinoAdventure, DramaLive action
Marie AntoinetteColumbia Pictures / Tohokushinsha Film / American ZoetropeSofia Coppola (director/screenplay); Kirsten Dunst, Jason Schwartzman, Judy Davis, Rip Torn, Rose Byrne, Asia Argento, Molly Shannon, Shirley Henderson, Danny Huston, Steve Coogan, Tom HardyComedy, DramaLive action
The PrestigeTouchstone Pictures / Warner Bros. Pictures / Newmarket FilmsChristopher Nolan (director/screenplay); Jonathan Nolan (screenplay); Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Scarlett Johansson, Rebecca Hall, Andy Serkis, David BowieMystery, Thriller, DramaLive action
27 BabelParamount Vantage / Anonymous Content / Central Films / Media Rights CapitalAlejandro González Iñárritu (director); Guillermo Arriaga (screenplay); Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Gael García Bernal, Kōji Yakusho, Adriana Barraza, Rinko Kikuchi, Elle Fanning, Peter Wight, Harriet Walter, Michael PeñaDramaLive action
Catch a FireUniversal Pictures / Working Title Films / Mirage EnterprisesPhillip Noyce (director); Derek Luke, Tim Robbins, Bonnie HennaBiographical, ThrillerLive action
Dirty Sanchez: the MovieVertigo Films / MTV EuropeJim Hickey (director); Matthew Pritchard, Michael Locke (The Pain Men), Lee Dainton, Dan JoyceRealityLive action
Running with ScissorsTriStar PicturesRyan Murphy (director); Annette Bening, Brian Cox, Joseph FiennesComedy, DramaLive action
Saw IIILionsgate / Twisted PicturesDarren Lynn Bousman (director); Leigh Whannell (screenplay); Tobin Bell, Angus Macfadyen, Shawnee Smith, Donnie Wahlberg, Dina Meyer, Bahar Soomekh, J. LaroseHorrorLive action
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3 Borat! Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of KazakhstanFox 2000 PicturesLarry Charles (director); Sacha Baron Cohen (screenplay); Sacha Baron Cohen, Ken Davitian, Luenell Campbell, Pamela AndersonComedy, MockumentaryLive action
Flushed AwayParamount Pictures / DreamWorks Animation / Aardman AnimationsDavid Bowers, Sam Fell (directors); Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais, Chris Lloyd, Joe Keenan, William Davies (screenplay); Hugh Jackman, Kate Winslet, Ian McKellen, Andy Serkis, Bill Nighy, Jean Reno, Shane RichieAction, Adventure, Comedy, FamilyAnimation
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape ClauseWalt Disney Pictures / Boxing Cat FilmsMichael Lembeck (director); Ed Decter, John J. Strauss (screenplay); Tim Allen, Martin Short, Elizabeth Mitchell, Ann-Margret, Alan Arkin, Judge Reinhold, Wendy Crewson, Eric Lloyd, Spencer Breslin, Liliana Mumy, Peter Boyle, Kevin PollakChristmas, Fantasy, Comedy, Adventure, FamilyLive action
VolverSony Pictures ClassicsPedro Almodóvar (director/screenplay); Penélope Cruz, Carmen Maura, Lola Dueñas, Blanca Portillo, Yohana Cobo, Chus LampreaveDramaLive action
9 Breaking and EnteringMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer / The Weinstein Company / Miramax Films / Mirage Enterprises / Alliance FilmsAnthony Minghella (director/screenplay); Jude Law, Juliette Binoche, Robin Wright, Rafi Gavron, Martin Freeman, Juliet Stevenson, Ed Westwick, Ray Winstone, Vera FarmigaRomance, Crime, DramaLive action
10 A Good Year20th Century Fox / Scott Free ProductionsRidley Scott (director); Marc Klein (screenplay); Russell Crowe, Albert Finney, Marion Cotillard, Didier Bourdon, Abbie Cornish, Tom Hollander, Freddie HighmoreRomance, Comedy, DramaLive action
Harsh TimesMetro-Goldwyn-MayerDavid Ayer (director/screenplay); Christian Bale, Freddy Rodriguez, Eva Longoria, Tammy Trull, Terry Crews, Noel Gugliemi, Craig Ricci Shaynak, J.K. Simmons, Armando Riesco, Emilio RiveraCrimeLive action
The ReturnRogue PicturesAsif Kapadia (director); Adam Sussman (screenplay); Sarah Michelle Gellar, Peter O'Brien, Adam Scott, Kate Beahan, Sam ShepardHorror, ThrillerLive action
Stranger Than FictionColumbia Pictures / Mandate PicturesMarc Forster (director); Zach Helm (screenplay); Will Ferrell, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Dustin Hoffman, Queen Latifah, Emma Thompson, Tony Hale, Tom Hulce, Linda HuntFantasy, Comedy, DramaLive action
17 BobbyMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer / The Weinstein Company / Bold FilmsEmilio Estevez (director/screenplay); Laurence Fishburne, Anthony Hopkins, Helen Hunt, Lindsay Lohan, William H. Macy, Demi Moore, Sharon Stone, Elijah Wood, Harry Belafonte, Joy Bryant, Nick Cannon, Emilio Estevez, Heather Graham, Joshua Jackson, Ashton Kutcher, Shia LaBeouf, Freddy Rodriguez, Martin Sheen, Christian SlaterDramaLive action
Casino RoyaleColumbia Pictures / Metro-Goldwyn-MayerMartin Campbell (director); Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, Paul Haggis (screenplay); Daniel Craig, Eva Green, Mads Mikkelsen, Giancarlo Giannini, Jeffrey Wright, Judi Dench, Caterina Murino, Ivana Miličević, Simon AbkarianSpyLive action
For Your ConsiderationWarner Independent Pictures / Castle Rock Entertainment / Shangri-La EntertainmentChristopher Guest (director/screenplay); Eugene Levy (screenplay); Christopher Guest, Eugene Levy, Catherine O'Hara, Parker Posey, Jennifer Coolidge, Harry Shearer, Fred Willard, Jane Lynch, Michael McKean, Bob BalabanComedyLive action
Happy FeetWarner Bros. Pictures / Village Roadshow PicturesGeorge Miller (director/screenplay); John Collee, Judy Morris, Warren Coleman (screenplay); Elijah Wood, Robin Williams, Brittany Murphy, Hugh Jackman, Nicole Kidman, Hugo Weaving, Anthony LaPaglia, Magda Szubanski, Steve IrwinMusical, Comedy, FamilyAnimation
Let's Go to PrisonUniversal Pictures / The Carsey-Werner Company / Strike EntertainmentBob Odenkirk (director); Robert Ben Garant, Thomas Lennon, Michael Patrick Jann (screenplay); Dax Shepard, Will Arnett, Chi McBride, David Koechner, Dylan Baker, Michael Shannon, Bob OdenkirkComedyLive action
20 Griffin & PhoenixMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer / Gold Circle Films / Sidney Kimmel EntertainmentEd Stone (director); Dermot Mulroney, Amanda Peet, Sarah Paulson, Blair BrownRomanceLive action
22 Deck the Halls20th Century Fox / Regency EnterprisesJohn Whitesell (director); Matt Corman, Chris Ord, Don Rhymer (screenplay); Danny DeVito, Matthew Broderick, Kristin Davis, Kristin Chenoweth, Alia Shawkat, Jorge Garcia, Jackie Burroughs, Fred ArmisenChristmas, Comedy, FamilyLive action
Déjà VuTouchstone Pictures / Jerry Bruckheimer Films / Scott Free ProductionsTony Scott (director); Bill Marsilii, Terry Rossio (screenplay); Denzel Washington, Paula Patton, Jim Caviezel, Val Kilmer, Adam Goldberg, Bruce Greenwood, Elden Henson, Erika Alexander, Elle FanningAction, Sci-Fi, ThrillerLive action
The FountainWarner Bros. Pictures / 20th Century Fox / Regency EnterprisesDarren Aronofsky (director/screenplay); Hugh Jackman, Rachel Weisz, Ellen Burstyn, Mark Margolis, Stephen McHattie, Cliff Curtis, Sean Patrick Thomas, Donna Murphy, Ethan SupleeEpic, Romance, DramaLive action
Tenacious D in The Pick of DestinyNew Line Cinema / Red Hour FilmsLiam Lynch (director/screenplay); Jack Black, Kyle Gass (screenplay); Jack Black, Kyle Gass, JR Reed, Ronnie James Dio, Ben Stiller, Paul F. Tompkins, Dave GrohlMusical, ComedyLive action
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1 The Nativity StoryNew Line Cinema / Temple Hill EntertainmentCatherine Hardwicke (director); Mike Rich (screenplay); Keisha Castle-Hughes, Oscar Isaac, Hiam Abbass, Shaun Toub, Alexander Siddig, Ciarán Hinds, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Stanley TownsendDramaLive action
The Roses of the DesertLuna Rossa Cinematografica / Mikado Film / Rai Cinema / Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali (MiBAC)Saverio Guarna (director); Mario Monicelli (screenplay); Michele Placido, Giorgio Pasotti, Alessandro Haber, Moran Atias, Danilo De Summa, Tatti Sanguineti, Fulvio Falzarano, Claudio Bigagli, Stefano ScandalettiComedy, WarLive action
TuristasFox Atomic / 2929 EntertainmentJohn Stockwell (director); Michael Arlen Ross (screenplay); Josh Duhamel, Melissa George, Olivia Wilde, Desmond Askew, Beau Garrett, Max Brown, Agles Steib, Miguel LunardiHorrorLive action
Van Wilder: The Rise of TajMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer / Myriad Pictures / Tapestry Films / National LampoonMort Nathan (director); David Drew Gallagher (screenplay); Kal Penn, Lauren Cohan, Daniel Percival, Glen Barry, Anthony Cozens, Holly DavidsonComedyLive action
3 Miss PotterMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer / The Weinstein Company / Phoenix PicturesChris Noonan (director); Renée Zellweger, Ewan McGregor, Emily Watson, Bill Paterson, Barbara FlynnBiographical Fiction, Family, DramaLive action
8 ApocalyptoTouchstone Pictures / Icon ProductionsMel Gibson (director/screenplay); Farhad Safinia (screenplay); Rudy Youngblood, Raoul Trujillo, Mayra Sérbulo, Gerardo Taracena, Israel Contreras, Dalia Hernández, Ian Uriel, Rodolfo Palacios, Bernardo Ruiz Juarez, Ammel Rodrigo Mendoza, Ricardo Diaz MendozaEpic, AdventureLive action
Blood DiamondWarner Bros. Pictures / Virtual StudiosEdward Zwick (director); Charles Leavitt (screenplay); Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Connelly, Djimon Hounsou, Michael Sheen, Arnold Vosloo, David Harewood, Basil Wallace, Stephen CollinsWar, ThrillerLive action
The HolidayColumbia Pictures / Universal Pictures / Relativity Media / Waverly FilmsNancy Meyers (director/screenplay); Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Jude Law, Jack Black, Edward Burns, Eli Wallach, Rufus Sewell, Lindsay Lohan, James Franco, Shannyn Sossamon, Kathryn Hahn, Odette YustmanRomance, ComedyLive action
Unaccompanied MinorsWarner Bros. Pictures / Village Roadshow Pictures / The Donners' CompanyPaul Feig (director); Lewis Black, Wilmer Valderrama, Tyler James Williams, Dyllan Christopher, Brett Kelly, Gia Mantegna, Quinn ShephardChristmas, Comedy, Adventure, FamilyLive action
15 Charlotte's WebParamount Pictures / Walden Media / The K Entertainment Company / Nickelodeon MoviesGary Winick (director); Susannah Grant, Karey Kirkpatrick (screenplay); Julia Roberts, Dakota Fanning, Dominic Scott Kay, Steve Buscemi, John Cleese, Oprah Winfrey, Cedric the Entertainer, Kathy Bates, Reba McEntire, Robert Redford, Thomas Haden Church, Beau Bridges, Kevin AndersonFamilyLive action
Commediasexi01 Distribution / CattleyaAgostino Castiglioni (director); Alessandro D'Alatri (screenplay); Sergio Rubini, Paolo Bonolis, Margherita Buy, Rocco Papaleo, Michele Placido, Stefania Rocca, Elena Santarelli, Marco Cocci, Paola Tiziana Cruciani, Fabio De Luigi, Massimo Wertmuller, Maurizio MicheliComedyLive action
DreamgirlsParamount Pictures / DreamWorks PicturesBill Condon (director/screenplay); Jamie Foxx, Beyoncé Knowles, Eddie Murphy, Jennifer Hudson, Danny Glover, Anika Noni Rose, Keith Robinson, Sharon LealMusical, DramaLive action
EragonFox 2000 PicturesStefen Fangmeier (director); Peter Buchman (screenplay); Edward Speleers, Sienna Guillory, Djimon Hounsou, Jeremy Irons, Rachel Weisz, Robert Carlyle, John Malkovich, Garrett Hedlund, Joss Stone, Alun ArmstrongAction, FantasyLive action
The Pursuit of HappynessColumbia Pictures / Relativity Media / Overbrook Entertainment / Escape Artists Motion PicturesGabriele Muccino (director); Steven Conrad (screenplay); Will Smith, Jaden Smith, Thandie Newton, Brian Howe, Dan Castellaneta, James Karen, Kurt FullerBiography, DramaLive action
19 SalvageOff Hollywood PicturesJeffrey and Joshua Crook (directors/screenplay); Lauren Currie, Cody Darbe, Chris Ferry, Maureen Olander, John P. Miller, Jessica DeLong, Sam DahlerHorrorLive action
20 Letters from Iwo JimaWarner Bros. Pictures / DreamWorks Pictures / Amblin Entertainment / Malpaso ProductionsClint Eastwood (director); Iris Yamashita (screenplay); Ken Watanabe, Kazunari Ninomiya, Tsuyoshi Ihara, Ryō Kase, Nakamura Shidō II, Yuki Matsuzaki, Takashi Yamaguchi, Eijiro OzakiWarLive action
Rocky BalboaMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer / Columbia Pictures / Revolution StudiosSylvester Stallone (director/screenplay); Sylvester Stallone, Burt Young, Antonio Tarver, Milo Ventimiglia, Geraldine Hughes, Tony Burton, Lou DiBella, James Francis Kelly IIISports, DramaLive action
21 Curse of the Golden FlowerSony Pictures ClassicsZhang Yimou (director/screenplay); Chow Yun-fat, Gong Li, Jay Chou, Qin Junjie, Liu Ye, Ni Dahong, Chen Jin, Li ManWuxia, DramaLive action
22 The Good ShepherdUniversal Pictures / Morgan Creek ProductionsRobert De Niro (director); Eric Roth (screenplay); Matt Damon, Angelina Jolie, Robert De Niro, Alec Baldwin, Gabriel Macht, William Hurt, Joe Pesci, John Turturro, Billy Crudup, Tammy Blanchard, Michael Gambon, Lee Pace, Eddie RedmayneSpyLive action
Night at the Museum20th Century Fox / 1492 PicturesShawn Levy (director); Thomas Lennon, Robert Ben Garant (screenplay); Ben Stiller, Carla Gugino, Dick Van Dyke, Robin Williams, Mickey Rooney, Bill Cobbs, Ricky Gervais, Owen Wilson, Jake Cherry, Kim Raver, Steve Coogan, Patrick Gallagher, Charles Q. Murphy, Paul RuddFantasy, Comedy, FamilyLive action
We Are MarshallWarner Bros. Pictures / Legendary PicturesMcG (director); Jamie Linden (screenplay); Matthew McConaughey, Matthew Fox, Ian McShane, Anthony Mackie, Kate Mara, January Jones, Brian Geraghty, David StrathairnDrama, BiographyLive action
25 Black ChristmasMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer / Dimension Films / 2929 Entertainment / Hard Eight PicturesGlen Morgan (director/screenplay); Katie Cassidy, Michelle Trachtenberg, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Oliver Hudson, Lacey Chabert, Kristen Cloke, Andrea Martin, Crystal Lowe, Karin KonovalSlasherLive action
Children of MenUniversal Pictures / Strike EntertainmentAlfonso Cuarón (director/screenplay); Mark Fergus, Hawk Ostby, Timothy J. Sexton, David Arata (screenplay); Clive Owen, Julianne Moore, Clare-Hope Ashitey, Michael Caine, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Charlie Hunnam, Pam Ferris, Peter Mullan, Danny HustonSci-Fi, Drama, ThrillerLive action
Notes on a ScandalFox Searchlight PicturesRichard Eyre (director); Patrick Marber (screenplay); Judi Dench, Cate Blanchett, Bill Nighy, Andrew Simpson, Tom Georgeson, Michael Maloney, Joanna ScanlanPsychological thriller, DramaLive action
29 Arthur and the InvisiblesMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer / The Weinstein Company / EuropaCorpLuc Besson (director/screenplay); Céline Garcia (screenplay); Freddie Highmore, Madonna, Jimmy Fallon, David Bowie, Mia Farrow, Snoop Dogg, Harvey Keitel, Robert De Niro, Ron Crawford, Jason Bateman, Anthony AndersonAdventure, Fantasy, FamilyLive action/Animation
Pan's LabyrinthPicturehouse / Telecinco CinemaGuillermo del Toro (director/screenplay); Sergi López, Maribel Verdú, Ivana Baquero, Doug Jones, Ariadna Gil, Álex Angulo, Roger Casamajor, Federico LuppiFantasyLive action

Films released in 2006

Notable deaths

MonthDateNameAgeCountryProfessionNotable films
January ??Rose Alba85UKActress
2Osa Massen91DenmarkActress
2John Woodnutt81UKActor
5Mark Roberts84USActor
7Jim Zulevic40USActor
12Stu Linder74USFilm Editor
14Shelley Winters85USActress
19Anthony Franciosa77USActor
21Robert Knudson80USSound Re-Recording Mixer
23Joseph M. Newman96USDirector
24Fayard Nicholas91USActor, Dancer, Choreographer
24Chris Penn40USActor
26Len Carlson68CanadaActorCypher
27Paul Valentine86USActor
28Henry McGee77UKActor
31Moira Shearer80UKActress, Dancer
February 1Roy Alon63UKStuntman
1Marc Smith71UKActorLive and Let DieMoonraker
3Al Lewis82USActor
5Franklin Cover77USActor
6Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez80USActor
9Phil Brown89USActor
13Andreas Katsulas59USActor
14Darry Cowl80FranceActor
17Harold Hunter31USActor
18Richard Bright64USActor
19Erna Lazarus102USScreenwriter
21Richard Snell50BahamasMakeup Artist
24Don Knotts81USActor
24Dennis Weaver81USActor
25Darren McGavin83USActor
March 1Peter Sykes66AustraliaDirector, Actor
1Jack Wild53UKActor
2Phyllis Huffman61USCasting Director
7John Junkin76UKWriter, Actor
7Gordon Parks93USDirector
12Joseph Bova81USActor
13Maureen Stapleton80USActress
16Moira Redmond77UKActress
17Bob Papenbrook50USVoice Actor
18Michael Attwell63UKActor
25Richard Fleischer89USDirector
29Gretchen Rau66USSet and Art Director
April 4Gary Gray69USActor
9Vilgot Sjöman82SwedenDirector
11June Pointer52USActress
16John Godey93USAuthor
17Henderson Forsythe88USActor
22Alida Valli84ItalyActress
23Susan Browning65USActress
23Jennifer Jayne74UKActress, Writer
May 1Jay Presson Allen84USWriter, Producer
1Betsy Jones-Moreland76USActress
4Michael Taliferro44USActor, Director, Producer
8George Lutz59USAuthor, ScreenwriterThe Amityville Horror
10Val Guest94USDirector, Screenwriter
14Paul Marco78USActor
21Katherine Dunham96USDancer
24Henry Bumstead91USArt Director
27Paul Gleason67USActor
30Shohei Imamura79JapanActor
30Robert Sterling88USActor
June 4Alec Bregonzi76UKActor
8Robert Donner75USActor
10Gerald James88UKActor
12Hugh Latimer75UKActor
16Arthur Franz86USActor
18Vincent Sherman99USDirector
18Richard Stahl74USActor
23Aaron Spelling83USProducer, Actor
25Kenneth Griffith84UKActor
July 2Jan Murray89USActor
3Jack Smith92USActor
5Amzie Strickland87USActress
6Kasey Rogers80USActress
8June Allyson88USActress
9Chris Drake82USActor
11Barnard Hughes90USActor
12Kurt Kreuger89GermanyActor
13Red Buttons87USActor
18David Maloney72UKDirector, Producer
19Jack Warden85USActor
20Robert O. Cornthwaite89USActor
21Mako72JapanActor
27Johnny Weissmuller Jr.65USActor
28Patrick Allen79MalawiActor
August 4John Alderson90USActor
7Lois January92USActress
13Tony Jay73UKVoice Actor, Actor
14Bruno Kirby57USActor
16Alan Vint61USActor
24Earl Jolly Brown66USActorLive and Let Die
25Ann Richards88AustraliaActress
25Joseph Stefano84USScreenwriter
29Bill Stewart63UKActor
30Glenn Ford90CanadaActor
31William Aldrich61USProducer, Actor
September 4Steve Irwin44AustraliaWildlife Expert, Actor
4Fernando Siro74ArgentinaActor, Director
5Hilary Mason89UKActress
7Robert Earl Jones96USActor
8Frank Middlemass87UKActor
9Gérard Brach79FranceDirector, Writer
9Herbert Rudley96USActor
11Pat Corley76USActor
14Johnny Sekka72USActor
14Virginia Vale86USActress
19Elizabeth Allen77USActress
20Sven Nykvist83SwedenCinematographer
22Edward Albert55USActor
23Malcolm Arnold84UKComposer
24Sally Gray91UKActress
26Lionel Murton91UKActor
28Hy Pyke70USActor
October 2Frances Bergen84USActress
2Tamara Dobson59USActress, Makeup Artist
4Tom Bell73UKActor
9Danièle Huillet70FranceDirector
10Jerry Belson68USProducer, Writer
12Gillo Pontecorvo86ItalyDirector, Writer
15Derek Bond86UKActor
16Ross Davidson57UKActor
16Jack DeLeon81USActor, Miscellaneous
16Tommy Johnson71USMusician
19James Glennon64USCinematographer, Second Assistant Camera
19Phyllis Kirk79USActress
20Jane Wyatt96USActress
21Peter Barkworth77UKActor
21Daryl Duke77CanadaDirector
21Milton Selzer87USActor
22B. Constance Barry93USActress
22Arthur Hill84CanadaActor
22Richard Mayes83UKActor
29Roy Barnes70USArt Director, Set Designer
29Nigel Kneale84UKScreenwriter, Actor
31William Franklyn81UKActor, Writer
November 1Adrienne Shelly40USActress, Director
2Leonard Schrader62USScreenwriter
2Milly Vitale73ItalyActress
8Basil Poledouris61USComposer
9Wayne Artman69USSound Re-Recording
9Marian Marsh93USActress
10Diana Coupland74UKActress
10Chubby Oates63UKActorKiller's Moon
10Jack Palance87USActor
11Belinda Emmett32AustraliaActressThe Nugget
11Ronnie Stevens81UKActor
14John Hallam65UKActor
15Elaine Ives-Cameron67UKActressSupergirl
16Eustace Lycett91USSpecial Effects, Visual Effects
19Jeremy Slate80USActor
20Robert Altman81USDirector, Screenwriter
20Kevin McClory80IrelandMiscellaneous, Producer
23Betty Comden89USScreenwriter, Lyricist
23Philippe Noiret76FranceActor, Voice Dubbing
24Phyllis Cerf90USActress
27Alan Freeman79UKActor, Producer
27Anthony Jackson62UKActorLabyrinth
29Leon Niemczyk62PolandActorInland Empire
30Shirley Walker61USComposer, Orchestrator
December 1Sid Raymond97USActor, Voice Actor
4Adam Williams84USActor
5Michael Gilden44USActor
5Gerry Humphreys74UKSound Re-Recording
6Mavis Pugh92UKActressThe Class of Miss MacMichael
7Desmond Briscoe81UKSound Effects
8Martha Tilton91USSinger, Actress
9Russell Wade89USActorBall of FireMr. & Mrs. Smith
12Ivor Barry87USActor, WriterWeird ScienceThe Andromeda Strain
12Peter Boyle71USActor
14Hallie D'Amore64UKMakeup ArtistForrest GumpApollo 13
14Mike Evans57USWriter, ActorNow You See Him, Now You Don'tThe House on Skull Mountain
18Joseph Barbera95USDirector, ProducerThe FlintstonesJetsons: The Movie
21Lois Hall80USActressGone in 60 SecondsFlightplan
22Philip Pine86USActorD.O.AThe Set-Up
23Charlie Drake81USActorThe PlankSands of the Desert
25James Brown73USSinger, ActorJerry MaguireThe Proposal
27Anna Navarro73USActressLast Action HeroTopaz
30Frank Campanella87USActor

Film Debuts

Notes

  1. "2006 Worldwide Grosses". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved June 14, 2010.

References

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