Best Mystery Movies of 2011

1.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

6.3
7.8/10 IMDB

This English-language adaptation of the Swedish novel by Stieg Larsson follows a disgraced journalist, Mikael Blomkvist, as he investigates the disappearance of a weary patriarch's niece from 40 years ago. He is aided by the pierced, tattooed, punk computer hacker named Lisbeth Salander. As they work together in the investigation, Blomkvist and Salander uncover immense corruption beyond anything they have ever imagined.

Starring: Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Christopher Plummer, Goran Visnjic, Stellan Skarsgård, Robin Wright, Steven Berkoff, Joely Richardson, Embeth Davidtz, Geraldine James ..
Directed by: David Fincher
Release date: 2011-12-14
2.

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
3.

Source Code

6.0
7.5/10 IMDB

Decorated soldier Captain Colter Stevens wakes up in the body of an unknown man, discovering he's involved in a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train. He learns he's part of a top-secret experimental program that enables him to experience the final 8 minutes of another person's life. Colter re-lives the train incident over and over again, gathering more clues each time.

Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga, Russell Peters, Michael Arden, Jeffrey Wright, Cas Anvar, Brent Skagford, Craig Thomas, Gordon Masten ..
Directed by: Duncan Jones
Release date: 2011-03-30
4.

Limitless

6.0
7.4/10 IMDB

A paranoia-fueled action thriller about an unsuccessful writer whose life is transformed by a top-secret "smart drug" that allows him to use 100% of his brain and become a perfect version of himself. His enhanced abilities soon attract shadowy forces that threaten his new life in this darkly comic and provocative film.

Starring: Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro, Abbie Cornish, Andrew Howard, Anna Friel, Johnny Whitworth, Robert John Burke, Darren Goldstein, Tomas Arana, Ned Eisenberg ..
Directed by: Neil Burger
Release date: 2011-03-08
5.

The Adventures of Tintin

6.0
7.3/10 IMDB

Intrepid young reporter, Tintin, and his loyal dog, Snowy, are thrust into a world of high adventure when they discover a ship carrying an explosive secret. As Tintin is drawn into a centuries-old mystery, Ivan Ivanovitch Sakharine suspects him of stealing a priceless treasure. Tintin and Snowy, with the help of salty, cantankerous Captain Haddock and bumbling detectives, Thompson and Thomson, travel half the world, one step ahead of their enemies, as Tintin endeavors to find the Unicorn, a sunken ship that may hold a vast fortune, but also an ancient curse.

Starring: Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis, Daniel Craig, Nick Frost, Simon Pegg, Cary Elwes, Tony Curran, Toby Jones, Daniel Mays, Sebastian Roché ..
Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Release date: 2011-10-25
6.

Super 8

5.8
7.0/10 IMDB

In 1979 Ohio, several youngsters are making a zombie movie with a Super-8 camera. In the midst of filming, the friends witness a horrifying train derailment and are lucky to escape with their lives. They soon discover that the catastrophe was no accident, as a series of unexplained events and disappearances soon follows. Deputy Jackson Lamb, the father of one of the kids, searches for the terrifying truth behind the crash.

Starring: Joel Courtney, Elle Fanning, Riley Griffiths, Kyle Chandler, Ryan Lee, Ron Eldard, Gabriel Basso, Bruce Greenwood, Noah Emmerich, AJ Michalka ..
Directed by: J.J. Abrams
Release date: 2011-06-08
7.

Unknown

5.5
6.8/10 IMDB

An American biologist attending a conference in Berlin awakens from a coma after a car accident, only to discover that someone has taken his identity and that no one, not even his wife, believes him. With the help of an illegal immigrant and a former Stazi agent, he sets out to prove who he is and find out why people are trying to kill him.

Starring: Liam Neeson, Diane Kruger, January Jones, Aidan Quinn, Bruno Ganz, Frank Langella, Sebastian Koch, Olivier Schneider, Stipe Erceg, Rainer Bock ..
Directed by: Jaume Collet-Serra
Release date: 2011-02-16
8.

You're Next

5.3
6.5/10 IMDB

When the Davison family comes under attack during their wedding anniversary getaway, the gang of mysterious killers soon learns that one of their victims harbors a secret talent for fighting back.

Starring: Sharni Vinson, Nicholas Tucci, Wendy Glenn, AJ Bowen, Joe Swanberg, Margaret Laney, Amy Seimetz, Ti West, Rob Moran, Barbara Crampton ..
Directed by: Adam Wingard
Release date: 2011-09-10
9.

The Thing

5.1
6.2/10 IMDB

When paleontologist Kate Lloyd travels to an isolated outpost in Antarctica for the expedition of a lifetime, she joins an international team that unearths a remarkable discovery. Their elation quickly turns to fear as they realize that their experiment has freed a mysterious being from its frozen prison. Paranoia spreads like an epidemic as a creature that can mimic anything it touches will pit human against human as it tries to survive and flourish in this spine-tingling thriller.

Starring: Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Joel Edgerton, Ulrich Thomsen, Eric Christian Olsen, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Trond Espen Seim, Kim Bubbs, Jørgen Langhelle, Jan Gunnar Røise, Stig Henrik Hoff ..
Directed by: Matthijs van Heijningen Jr.
Release date: 2011-10-12
10.

Scream 4

5.1
6.1/10 IMDB

Sidney Prescott, now the author of a self-help book, returns home to Woodsboro on the last stop of her book tour. There she reconnects with Sheriff Dewey and Gale, who are now married, as well as her cousin Jill and her Aunt Kate. Unfortunately, Sidney's appearance also brings about the return of Ghostface, putting Sidney, Gale, and Dewey, along with Jill, her friends, and the whole town of Woodsboro in danger.

Starring: Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, David Arquette, Emma Roberts, Hayden Panettiere, Anthony Anderson, Adam Brody, Rory Culkin, Mary McDonnell, Marley Shelton ..
Directed by: Wes Craven
Release date: 2011-04-11

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