Best Action Movies of 2011

1.

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

6.3
7.6/10 IMDB

Scientist Will Rodman is determined to find a cure for Alzheimer's, the disease which has slowly consumed his father. Will feels certain he is close to a breakthrough and tests his latest serum on apes, noticing dramatic increases in intelligence and brain activity in the primate subjects – especially Caesar, his pet chimpanzee.

Starring: James Franco, Andy Serkis, Freida Pinto, John Lithgow, Brian Cox, Tom Felton, David Oyelowo, Tyler Labine, Jamie Harris, Ty Olsson ..
Directed by: Rupert Wyatt
Release date: 2011-08-03
2.

Drive

6.3
7.8/10 IMDB

A Hollywood stunt performer who moonlights as a wheelman for criminals discovers that a contract has been put on him after a heist gone wrong.

Starring: Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston, Albert Brooks, Oscar Isaac, Christina Hendricks, Ron Perlman, Kaden Leos, Jeff Wolfe, James Biberi ..
Directed by: Nicolas Winding Refn
Release date: 2011-08-06
3.

Hanna

5.5
6.8/10 IMDB

A 16-year-old girl raised by her father to be the perfect assassin is dispatched on a mission across Europe. Tracked by a ruthless operatives, she faces startling revelations about her existence and questions about her humanity.

Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Eric Bana, Vicky Krieps, Cate Blanchett, Tom Hollander, John MacMillan, Tim Beckmann, Paul Birchard, Christian Malcolm, Jamie Beamish ..
Directed by: Joe Wright
Release date: 2011-04-07
4.

The Guard

5.2
7.3/10 IMDB

Two policemen must join forces to take on an international drug- smuggling gang - one, an unorthodox Irish policeman and the other, a straitlaced FBI agent. Sergeant Gerry Boyle is an eccentric small-town cop with a confrontational and crass personality and a subversive sense of humor. A longtime policeman in County Galway, Boyle is a maverick with his own moral code. He has seen enough of the world to know there isn't much to it and has had plenty of time to think about it. When a fellow police officer disappears and Boyle's small town becomes key to a large drug trafficking investigation, he is forced to at least feign interest when dealing with the humorless FBI agent Wendell Everett assigned to the case.

Starring: Brendan Gleeson, Don Cheadle, Liam Cunningham, Mark Strong, Katarina ?as, David Wilmot, Rory Keenan, Laurence Kinlan, Dominique McElligott, Sarah Greene ..
Directed by: John Michael McDonagh
Release date: 2011-07-07
5.

The Devil's Double

5.1
7.1/10 IMDB

A chilling vision of the House of Saddam Hussein comes to life through the eyes of the man who was forced to become the double of Hussein's sadistic son.

Starring: Dominic Cooper, Ludivine Sagnier, Raad Rawi, Mehmet Ferda, Philip Quast, Mimoun Oaïssa, Khalid Laith, Nasser Memarzia, Dar Salim, Pano Masti ..
Directed by: Lee Tamahori
Release date: 2011-02-11
6.

Sucker Punch

5.0
6.0/10 IMDB

A young girl is institutionalized by her abusive stepfather. Retreating to an alternative reality as a coping strategy, she envisions a plan which will help her escape from the mental facility.

Starring: Emily Browning, Abbie Cornish, Jena Malone, Vanessa Hudgens, Jamie Chung, Carla Gugino, Oscar Isaac, Richard Cetrone, Jon Hamm, Scott Glenn ..
Directed by: Zack Snyder
Release date: 2011-03-24
7.

I Am Number Four

5.0
6.1/10 IMDB

A teenage fugitive with an incredible secret races to stay one step ahead of the mysterious forces seeking destroy him in this sci-fi action thriller. With three dead and one on the run, the race to find the elusive Number Four begins. Outwardly normal teen John Smith never gets too comfortable in the same identity, and along with his guardian, Henri, he is constantly moving from town to town. With each passing day, John gains a stronger grasp on his extraordinary new powers, and his bond to the beings that share his fantastic fate grows stronger.

Starring: Alex Pettyfer, Timothy Olyphant, Teresa Palmer, Dianna Agron, Callan McAuliffe, Jake Abel, Kevin Durand, Garrett M. Brown, Patrick Sebes, Emily Wickersham ..
Directed by: D.J. Caruso
Release date: 2011-02-18
8.

All Star Superman

4.9
7.0/10 IMDB

Lex Luthor enacts his plan to rid the world of Superman, once and for all. Succeeding with solar radiation poisoning, the Man of Steel is slowly dying. With what little times remains, the Last Son of Krypton must confront the revealing of his secret identity to Lois Lane and face Luthor in a final battle.

Starring: James Denton, Christina Hendricks, Anthony LaPaglia, Ed Asner, Linda Cardellini, Matthew Gray Gubler, Arnold Vosloo, Frances Conroy, John DiMaggio, Alexis Denisof ..
Directed by: Sam Liu
Release date: 2011-02-22
9.

Machine Gun Preacher

4.9
6.8/10 IMDB

The true story of Sam Childers, a former drug-dealing biker who finds God and became a crusader for hundreds of Sudanese children who've been kidnapped and pressed into duty as soldiers.

Starring: Gerard Butler, Michelle Monaghan, Kathy Baker, Richard Goteri, Peter Carey, Barbara Coven, Michael Shannon, Ryann Campos, Madeline Carroll, Mandalynn Carlson ..
Directed by: Marc Forster
Release date: 2011-09-23
10.

Ironclad

4.4
6.1/10 IMDB

In the year 1215, the rebel barons of England have forced their despised King John to put his royal seal on the Magna Carta, a seminal document that upheld the rights of free men. Yet within months of pledging himself to the great charter, the King reneged on his word and assembled a mercenary army on the south coast of England with the intention of bringing the barons and the country back under his tyrannical rule. Barring his way stood the mighty Rochester castle, a place that would become the symbol of the rebel's momentous struggle for justice and freedom.

Starring: James Purefoy, Kate Mara, Jason Flemyng, Paul Giamatti, Brian Cox, Derek Jacobi, Charles Dance, Aneurin Barnard, Jamie Foreman, Mackenzie Crook ..
Directed by: Jonathan English
Release date: 2011-03-03

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