Monday, January 01, 2007

Best and Worst of 2006

This site has a list of most of the movies released (not counting foreign films, some of the smaller Indys, etc.): MovieWeb

There were several movies I liked in 2006, several that were okay or mediocre and one that I hated. There are sure to be both better and worse movies in '06 that I just didn't see.

My #1 favorite movie of 2006 is

1. The Prestige

Runners up are, in order:

2. Invincible
3. Casino Royale
4. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
5. Akeelah and the Bee

And the worst movie I saw this year:
1. Little Miss Sunshine

I'll refrain from talking about each for now, aside from saying critics loved Little Miss Sunshine but I thought it was awful. I don't see a lot of movies that I pretty much have a miserable time watching because I usually can pick them out first and avoid them, but I went to see this one without having heard much about it except that critics liked it but yuck!

And The Prestige, it isn't perfect, but it was something different, dark, and thrilling, with a nod in it to my home town and my favorite insane scientist Nikola Tesla. Invincible is a Disney movie but tells a great true story, Pirates of the Carribean is exciting and fun, and Akeelah and the Bee is light but delightful.

Chime in - what are your favorites and least favorites?


koonj said...

I thought Pirates 2 was nowhere near #1, too incoherent, all over the place, trying too hard.

otowi said...

Sure, I could see that point of view.
What would your tops be?

Dogberry said...

I hold the Prestige in high esteem. But thats just me.

otowi said...

Well, obviously I agree with you!