From blockbusters like 'X-Men: The Last Stand' to indie hits like 'Little Miss Sunshine,' the staff of Moviefone counts down the 50 -- yes, 50 -- best movies of 2006.

Check them out after the jump, then make your own picks in the comments.
Mission: Impossible III Movie Poster
Mission: Impossible III
PG-132006
Based on 42 critics

Retired from active duty, and training recruits for the Impossible Mission Force, agent Ethan Hunt (Tom... Read More

Casino Royale Movie Poster
Casino Royale
PG-132006
Based on 46 critics

After receiving a license to kill, British Secret Service agent James Bond (Daniel Craig) heads to Madagascar,... Read More

X-Men: The Last Stand Movie Poster
X-Men: The Last Stand
PG-132006
Based on 38 critics

The discovery of a cure for mutations leads to a turning point for Mutants (Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry,... Read More

Cars Movie Poster
Cars
G2006
Based on 39 critics

While traveling to California to race against The King (Richard Petty) and Chick Hicks (Michael Keaton)... Read More

Why We Fight Movie Poster
Why We Fight
PG-132005
Based on 32 critics

Since World War II, the United States has been almost constantly involved in combat, active participants... Read More

Brick Movie Poster
Brick
R2005
Based on 34 critics

After receiving a frantic phone call from his ex-girlfriend, teenage loner Brendan Frye (Joseph Gordon-Levitt)... Read More

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Movie Poster
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
PG-132006
Based on 37 critics

When ghostly pirate Davy Jones (Bill Nighy) comes to collect a blood debt, Capt. Jack Sparrow (Johnny... Read More

Superman Returns Movie Poster
Superman Returns
PG-132006
Based on 40 critics

While Lex Luthor (Kevin Spacey) plots to destroy him once and for all, the Man of Steel (Brandon Routh)... Read More

Miami Vice Movie Poster
Miami Vice
R2006
Based on 37 critics

A case involving drug lords and murder in South Florida takes a personal turn for undercover detectives... Read More

Aurora Borealis Movie Poster
Aurora Borealis
R2005
Based on 13 critics

IN his mid-20s, Minneapolis native Duncan Shorter (Joshua Jackson) still lacks direction in life, so... Read More

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Slither
R2006
Based on 27 critics

Wheelsy is a small town where not much happens and everyone minds his own business. No one notices when... Read More

Inside Man Movie Poster
Inside Man
R2006
Based on 39 critics

A tough detective (Denzel Washington) matches wits with a cunning bank robber (Clive Owen), as a tense... Read More

Water Movie Poster
Water
PG-132005
Based on 25 critics

The year is 1938, and Mahatma Gandhi's groundbreaking philosophies are sweeping across India, but 8-year-old... Read More

Apocalypto Movie Poster
Apocalypto
R2006
Based on 37 critics

The Mayan kingdom is at the height of its opulence and power but the foundations of the empire are beginning... Read More

United 93 Movie Poster
United 93
R2006
Based on 39 critics

On Sept. 11, 2001, terrorists seize control of United Airlines Flight 93 and three other planes. As realization... Read More

Little Children Movie Poster
Little Children
R2006
Based on 34 critics

Sarah (Kate Winslet) is a well-educated woman who cannot come to terms with her life as a housewife and... Read More

Volver Movie Poster
Volver
R2006
Based on 38 critics

Raimunda (Penélope Cruz) works and lives Madrid with her husband Paco and daughter Paula. Her sister... Read More

For Your Consideration Movie Poster
For Your Consideration
PG-132006
Based on 33 critics

The possibility of Oscar gold holds the cast and crew of an independent film in its grip after the performance... Read More

The Pursuit of Happyness Movie Poster
The Pursuit of Happyness
PG-132006
Based on 36 critics

Life is a struggle for single father Chris Gardner (Will Smith). Evicted from their apartment, he and... Read More

Thank You for Smoking Movie Poster
Thank You for Smoking
R2005
Based on 36 critics

Nick Naylor (Aaron Eckhart), a lobbyist for big tobacco, finds it difficult to balance his duties defending... Read More

Stranger Than Fiction Movie Poster
Stranger Than Fiction
PG-132006
Based on 35 critics

A mentally unstable IRS auditor (Will Ferrell) hears an author's (Emma Thompson) voice in his head and... Read More

The Devil Wears Prada Movie Poster
The Devil Wears Prada
PG-132006
Based on 40 critics

Andy (Anne Hathaway) is a recent college graduate with big dreams. Upon landing a job at prestigious... Read More

Dave Chappelle's Block Party Movie Poster
Dave Chappelle's Block Party
R2005
Based on 30 critics

Actor, writer and comic Dave Chappelle loads up a bus with residents of his Ohio hometown and takes them... Read More

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The Queen Movie Poster
The Queen
PG-132006
Based on 37 critics

Following the death of Princess Diana in an auto accident, Great Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (Helen... Read More

Infamous Movie Poster
Infamous
R2006
Based on 34 critics

In Kansas, with childhood friend Harper Lee (Sandra Bullock), author Truman Capote (Toby Jones) developed... Read More

The Descent Movie Poster
The Descent
R2005
Based on 30 critics

A year after a severe emotional trauma, Sarah (Shauna Macdonald) goes to North Carolina to spend some... Read More

An Inconvenient Truth Movie Poster
An Inconvenient Truth
PG2006
Based on 32 critics

Filmmaker Davis Guggenheim follows Al Gore on the lecture circuit, as the former presidential candidate... Read More

The Ground Truth Movie Poster
The Ground Truth
R2006
Based on 20 critics

Filmmaker Patricia Foulkrod examines the experiences of Iraq War veterans and the plight of the military.... Read More

Little Miss Sunshine Movie Poster
Little Miss Sunshine
R2006
Based on 36 critics

The Hoover family -- a man (Greg Kinnear), his wife (Toni Collette), an uncle (Steve Carell), a brother... Read More

Half Nelson Movie Poster
Half Nelson
R2006
Based on 31 critics

Dan Dunne (Ryan Gosling) is a history teacher at a Brooklyn school. Though well-liked by his students... Read More

The Science of Sleep Movie Poster
The Science of Sleep
R2006
In Theaters on September 22, 2006

Soon after the death of his father, a distraught young man (Gael García Bernal) begins a job as a graphic... Read More

The Illusionist Movie Poster
The Illusionist
PG-132006
Based on 37 critics

A master magician named Eisenheim (Edward Norton) vies with Crown Prince Leopold (Rufus Sewell) of Vienna... Read More

Babel Movie Poster
Babel
R2006
Based on 38 critics

An accident connects four groups of people on three different continents: two young Moroccan goatherds,... Read More

Beerfest Movie Poster
Beerfest
R2006
Based on 25 critics

Two brothers (Erik Stolhanske, Paul Soter) from America happen upon a secret and centuries-old beer-games... Read More

We Are Marshall Movie Poster
We Are Marshall
PG2006
Based on 31 critics

In 1970, Marshall University and the small town of Huntington, W.Va., reel when a plane crash claims... Read More

Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan Movie Poster
Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
R2006
Based on 38 critics

Outrageous situations occur when Borat, a popular reporter (Sacha Baron Cohen) from Kazakhstan, comes... Read More

The Road to Guantanamo Movie Poster
The Road to Guantanamo
R2006
Based on 28 critics

In September 2001 several British Muslim friends go to Pakistan to attend a wedding. They decide to visit... Read More

The Last Kiss Movie Poster
The Last Kiss
R2006
Based on 27 critics

Four friends (Zach Braff, Casey Affleck, Michael Weston, Eric Christian Olsen) face the prospect of turning... Read More

Catch a Fire Movie Poster
Catch a Fire
PG-132006
Based on 32 critics

Patrick Chamusso (Derek Luke), an apolitical black South African who works at an oil refinery, becomes... Read More

Dreamgirls Movie Poster
Dreamgirls
PG-132006
Based on 37 critics

Deena (Beyoncé Knowles),Effie (Jennifer Hudson) and Lorrell (Anika Noni Rose) form a music trio called... Read More

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The Groomsmen Movie Poster
The Groomsmen
R2006
Based on 13 critics

Blue-collar Paulie (Edward Burns) prepares for fatherhood and his forthcoming wedding to Sue (Brittany... Read More

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Notes on a Scandal Movie Poster
Notes on a Scandal
R2006
Based on 35 critics

Barbara Covett (Judi Dench), a veteran teacher at St. George's, senses a kindred spirit in Sheba Hart... Read More

The Departed Movie Poster
The Departed
R2006
Based on 39 critics

South Boston cop Billy Costigan (Leonardo DiCaprio) goes under cover to infiltrate the organization of... Read More

The Good Shepherd Movie Poster
The Good Shepherd
R2006
Based on 33 critics

Discreet, idealistic and intensely loyal, Edward Wilson (Matt Damon) finds that service in the OSS and... Read More

Jesus Camp Movie Poster
Jesus Camp
PG-132006
Based on 28 critics

Filmmakers Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady visit an evangelical Christian summer camp called Kids on Fire,... Read More

Shut Up and Sing Movie Poster
Shut Up and Sing
R2006
Based on 27 critics

Filmmakers Barbara Kopple and Cecilia Peck examine the consequences of an anti-Bush comment. In 2003... Read More