Top 10 of 2006

It is once again time for me to post my 10 favourite films of the year. Like always, there are a few films I have yet to see, which may have been on this list if I did (i.e. Pan’s Labyrinth). However, I would say that it was a very interesting year for me at the movies.

Let’s begin.

10. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest
While I thought the return of Jack Sparrow was not AS good as the last one, it was still a jolly good time.

9. Rocky Balboa
This was actually my first time seeing a Rocky film. The first half was a little iffy, but the second half (involving the actual boxing) kept me on the edge of the seat and that’s all that matters.

8. Snakes on a Plane
Sure, it was a little over-hyped, but it’s an enjoyable popcorn flick if there ever was one.

7. The Da Vinci Code
People say the book is better (I can’t argue, since I never read it). However, I found it an entertaining film and even the controversial religious stuff didn’t get to me.

6. An Inconvenient Truth
I remember just suddenly deciding to see this one day. I’m glad I did, even if all the Global Warming doomsday talk gets me a little iffy.

5. The Prestige
I could probably go off a limb and say that this is second only to Memento at being my favourite Christopher Nolan film (Batman Begins being a close third).

4. A Scanner Darkly
This was definitely the most original film I saw this year. Also, I never really noticed that it was animated, which was a neat thing.

3. Clerks II
Let me just say that nothing else came close to being as funny as this film.

2. Brick
This was my favourite film for most of the year (before my number 1 pick). I would say that it’s probably now very high up on my all-time list.

1. The Departed
In a perfect world, this film will win Scorsese the Oscar. Great film.

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Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described über-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).