Best Thriller 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
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2.

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
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3.

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
4.

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
5.

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
6.

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
7.

Limitless

5.9
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
8.

The Lincoln Lawyer

5.9
7.3/10 IMDB

A lawyer conducts business from the back of his Lincoln town car while representing a high-profile client in Beverly Hills.

Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Marisa Tomei, Ryan Phillippe, William H. Macy, Josh Lucas, John Leguizamo, Michael Peña, Bob Gunton, Frances Fisher, Bryan Cranston ..
Directed by: Brad Furman
Release date: 2011-03-17
9.

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
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10.

The Adjustment Bureau

5.7
7.0/10 IMDB

A man glimpses the future Fate has planned for him – and chooses to fight for his own destiny. Battling the powerful Adjustment Bureau across, under and through the streets of New York, he risks his destined greatness to be with the only woman he's ever loved.

Starring: Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, John Slattery, Anthony Mackie, Lauren Hodges, Shane McRae, Terence Stamp, Michael Kelly, Lisa Thoreson, Florence Kastriner ..
Directed by: George Nolfi
Release date: 2011-03-03

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