10 Best Thriller Movies 2006

Wednesday, January 26 by Shawn Lealos

The 10 best thriller movies in 2006 took on a different tone as they were about dark, brooding subject matter instead of the wild action that many movie fans were used to. These movies depict an apocalypse, corrupt cops and real-world tragedies and remain some of the smartest thrillers to come along in years.

  1. “Children of Men” Clive Owen stars in one of the best thriller movies of 2006. The world has not seen a baby born in many years and is slowly dying. When a woman turns up pregnant, everyone wants her for their own reasons.
  2. “Brick” “Brick” was first screened at the Sundance Film Festival in 2005 but hit theaters in 2006 making it one of the best thriller movies of 2006. Based on the classic film noirs, the movie resets the story to high school where each character represents a Noir stereotype.
  3. “The Departed” Martin Scorsese won an Oscar for this, one of the best thriller movies of 2006. The movie is a remake of an Asian action flick about a man deep undercover in a criminal organization and a criminal deep undercover in the police department, neither of which knows the other exists.
  4. “Miami Vice” Michael Mann brings the old television show back to life in one of the best thriller movies of 2006. Colin Farrell and Jamie Foxx star as Crockett and Tubbs in this big screen adaptation where they must infiltrate a dangerous drug ring.
  5. “United 93” Paul Greengrass made his masterpiece in this film, one of the best thriller movies of 2006. The movie follows the true-life story of the passengers aboard United Airlines Flight 93 that was hijacked by al-Queda terrorists on September 11, 2001.
  6. “Inside Man” Spike Lee directs Denzel Washington in this heist flick, one of the best thriller movies of 2006. The movie follows a robbery in New York City. The movie is a complicated heist movie, masterfully directed by Lee with great performances by Washington, Jodie Foster and Clive Owen.
  7. “Casino Royale” This is the first movie that Daniel Craig plays James Bond and is one of the best thriller movies of 2006. The movie switches from the suave 007 of Pierce Brosnan and instead is a thrill ride, rough adventure as the franchise goes back to the beginning of Bond’s career.
  8. “Mission: Impossible III” J.J. Abrams takes over the “Mission Impossible” franchise with this film, one of the best thriller movies of 2006. Tom Cruise returns as the lead but is joined by some tremendous supporting actors including Philip Seymour Hoffman and Simon Pegg.
  9. “The Good Shepherd” Matt Damon stars as a government agent in this movie based on a true story and directed by Robert De Niro. The movie is one of the best thriller movies of 2006, as Damon’s character becomes part of the new organization known as the CIA.
  10. “The Descent” This horror thriller showed in various European countries in 2005 but was not released in America until August 2006 and ended up being one of the best thriller movies of 2006. The movie follows a group of women who go cave diving and awaken an evil hiding in the shadows.
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