Best Action Movies of 2011

1.

X-Men: First Class

6.3
7.7/10 IMDB

Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Before they were arch-enemies, they were closest of friends, working together with other mutants (some familiar, some new), to stop the greatest threat the world has ever known.

Starring: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Kevin Bacon, Rose Byrne, Nicholas Hoult, January Jones, Jason Flemyng, Lucas Till, Caleb Landry Jones ..
Directed by: Matthew Vaughn
Release date: 2011-06-01
2.

Drive

6.3
7.8/10 IMDB

Driver is a skilled Hollywood stuntman who moonlights as a getaway driver for criminals. Though he projects an icy exterior, lately he's been warming up to a pretty neighbor named Irene and her young son, Benicio. When Irene's husband gets out of jail, he enlists Driver's help in a million-dollar heist. The job goes horribly wrong, and Driver must risk his life to protect Irene and Benicio from the vengeful masterminds behind the robbery.

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: 2011-06-17
3.

Fast Five

6.2
7.3/10 IMDB

Former cop Brian O'Conner partners with ex-con Dom Toretto on the opposite side of the law. Since Brian and Mia Toretto broke Dom out of custody, they've blown across many borders to elude authorities. Now backed into a corner in Rio de Janeiro, they must pull one last job in order to gain their freedom.

Starring: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Ludacris, Matt Schulze, Sung Kang, Gal Gadot, Tego Calderón, Don Omar ..
Directed by: Justin Lin
Release date: 2011-04-20
4.

Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

6.2
7.4/10 IMDB

Ethan Hunt and his team are racing against time to track down a dangerous terrorist named Hendricks, who has gained access to Russian nuclear launch codes and is planning a strike on the United States. An attempt to stop him ends in an explosion causing severe destruction to the Kremlin and the IMF to be implicated in the bombing, forcing the President to disavow them. No longer being aided by the government, Ethan and his team chase Hendricks around the globe, although they might still be too late to stop a disaster.

Starring: Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Paula Patton, Michael Nyqvist, Anil Kapoor, Léa Seydoux, Vladimir Mashkov, Samuli Edelmann, Ivan Shvedoff ..
Directed by: Brad Bird
Release date: 2011-12-07
5.

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

6.1
7.5/10 IMDB

There is a new criminal mastermind at large (Professor Moriarty) and not only is he Holmes’ intellectual equal, but his capacity for evil and lack of conscience may give him an advantage over the detective.

Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Jared Harris, Noomi Rapace, Kelly Reilly, Geraldine James, Eddie Marsan, Stephen Fry, William Houston, Affif Ben Badra ..
Directed by: Guy Ritchie
Release date: 2011-11-22
6.

War Horse

6.0
7.2/10 IMDB

Follows a young man named Albert and his horse, Joey, and how their bond is broken when Joey is sold to the cavalry and sent to the trenches of World War One. Despite being too young to enlist, Albert heads to France to save his friend.

Starring: Jeremy Irvine, Tom Hiddleston, Benedict Cumberbatch, Toby Kebbell, Emily Watson, David Thewlis, Peter Mullan, David Kross, Nicolas Bro, Eddie Marsan ..
Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Release date: 2011-12-25
7.

Thor

5.9
7.0/10 IMDB

Against his father Odin's will, The Mighty Thor - a powerful but arrogant warrior god - recklessly reignites an ancient war. Thor is cast down to Earth and forced to live among humans as punishment. Once here, Thor learns what it takes to be a true hero when the most dangerous villain of his world sends the darkest forces of Asgard to invade Earth.

Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, Stellan Skarsgård, Idris Elba, Clark Gregg, Kat Dennings, Ray Stevenson, Tadanobu Asano ..
Directed by: Kenneth Branagh
Release date: 2011-04-21
8.

Captain America: The First Avenger

5.9
6.9/10 IMDB

During World War II, Steve Rogers is a sickly man from Brooklyn who's transformed into super-soldier Captain America to aid in the war effort. Rogers must stop the Red Skull – Adolf Hitler's ruthless head of weaponry, and the leader of an organization that intends to use a mysterious device of untold powers for world domination.

Starring: Chris Evans, Hayley Atwell, Hugo Weaving, Tommy Lee Jones, Sebastian Stan, Dominic Cooper, Stanley Tucci, Toby Jones, Richard Armitage, Neal McDonough ..
Directed by: Joe Johnston
Release date: 2011-07-22
9.

Puss in Boots

5.6
6.6/10 IMDB

Long before he even met Shrek, the notorious fighter, lover and outlaw Puss in Boots becomes a hero when he sets off on an adventure with the tough and street smart Kitty Softpaws and the mastermind Humpty Dumpty to save his town. This is the true story of The Cat, The Myth, The Legend... The Boots.

Starring: Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Zach Galifianakis, Billy Bob Thornton, Amy Sedaris, Guillermo del Toro, Constance Marie, Mike Mitchell, Rich Dietl, Ryan Crego ..
Directed by: Chris Miller
Release date: 2011-10-28
10.

Transformers: Dark of the Moon

5.6
6.2/10 IMDB

The Autobots continue to work for NEST, now no longer in secret. But after discovering a strange artifact during a mission in Chernobyl, it becomes apparent to Optimus Prime that the United States government has been less than forthright with them.

Starring: Shia LaBeouf, John Malkovich, Ken Jeong, Frances McDormand, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson, Hugo Weaving, Leonard Nimoy, John Turturro, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley ..
Directed by: Michael Bay
Release date: 2011-06-28

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