drama movies The Best Drama Movies of 2011  

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List of the best 2011 drama movies, ranked by how many upvotes they've received by other fans of the genre. Some of the movies on this list are award-winning drama films, so if you're trying to watch Oscar-winning and Oscar-nominated drama movies, then these are the ones you want to see. These are all the drama movies that defined the year 2011, so vote for your favorites and help them rise to the top. This poll is also a great resource for finding new movies that you haven't already seen, especially since you can watch trailers for each film right on this page. To make sure this list is as accurate as possible, please don't downvote a movie if you haven't seen it.

Examples include Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 and Thor. This isn't necessarily a list of all drama movies from 2011, but it does contain all the ones worth watching.

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Play Kevin Vaz, Abdiaziz Hilowle, Martin McFaul

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Drive Christina Hendricks, Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan

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Coriolanus Jessica Chastain, Gerard Butler, Ralph Fiennes

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Soul Surfer Carrie Underwood, Helen Hunt, AnnaSophia Robb

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The Lincoln Lawyer Matthew McConaughey, Marisa Tomei, Bryan Cranston

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Warrior Jennifer Morrison, Tom Hardy, Nick Nolte

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Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Rachel McAdams, Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law

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The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Tom Wilkinson

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The Ides of March George Clooney, Evan Rachel Wood, Ryan Gosling

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Our Idiot Brother Zooey Deschanel, Elizabeth Banks, Rashida Jones

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The Rum Diary Johnny Depp, Amber Heard, Aaron Eckhart

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Rise of the Planet of the Apes James Franco, Freida Pinto, John Lithgow

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Gary Oldman

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The Iron Lady Meryl Streep, Jim Broadbent, Iain Glen

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Larry Crowne Julia Roberts, Tom Hanks, Bryan Cranston

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X-Men: First Class Jennifer Lawrence, Hugh Jackman, Michael Fassbender

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Water for Elephants Reese Witherspoon, Robert Pattinson, Christoph Waltz

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Jane Eyre Michael Fassbender, Judi Dench, Mia Wasikowska

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A Dangerous Method Keira Knightley, Michael Fassbender, Viggo Mortensen

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Season of the Witch Nicolas Cage, Christopher Lee, Ron Perlman

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The Tree of Life Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, Jessica Chastain

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Crazy, Stupid, Love. Emma Stone, Julianne Moore, Ryan Gosling

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Moneyball Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Robin Wright

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Immortals Mickey Rourke, Freida Pinto, John Hurt

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Hugo Jude Law, Chloë Grace Moretz, Christopher Lee

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Abduction Sigourney Weaver, Taylor Lautner, Lily Collins

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Cowboys & Aliens Olivia Wilde, Harrison Ford, Daniel Craig

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Real Steel Hugh Jackman, Evangeline Lilly, Kevin Durand

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The Roommate Nina Dobrev, Leighton Meester, Minka Kelly

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The Road Rhian Ramos, Barbie Forteza, Alden Richards

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Source Code Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga

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Nanban Vijay, Ileana D'Cruz, Manobala

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God Bless America Larry Miller, Tom Kenny, Sandra Vergara

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Unknown Diane Kruger, Liam Neeson, January Jones

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The Adjustment Bureau Emily Blunt, Matt Damon, Jon Stewart

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Gnomeo & Juliet Ozzy Osbourne, Emily Blunt, Hulk Hogan

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Fast Five Eva Mendes, Dwayne Johnson, Vin Diesel

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Red Riding Hood Amanda Seyfried, Gary Oldman, Julie Christie

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Footloose Julianne Hough, Dennis Quaid, Andie MacDowell

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Beastly Vanessa Hudgens, Neil Patrick Harris, Mary-Kate Olsen

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Thor Natalie Portman, Kat Dennings, Samuel L. Jackson

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50/50 Anna Kendrick, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bryce Dallas Howard

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The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 Kristen Stewart, Ashley Greene, Anna Kendrick

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Colombiana Zoe Saldana, Michael Vartan, Graham McTavish

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Super 8 Elle Fanning, AJ Michalka, Kyle Chandler

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Robin Wright

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The Grey Liam Neeson, Dermot Mulroney, Frank Grillo

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The Artist John Goodman, Malcolm McDowell, James Cromwell

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War Horse Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hiddleston, Emily Watson

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The Help Emma Stone, Jessica Chastain, Bryce Dallas Howard