film The Best Thriller Movies of 2011  

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List of the best 2011 thriller movies, ranked by how many upvotes they've received by other fans of the genre. These thrillers take you on a ride full of action, suspense, and anticipation of what's going to happen next. These are all the thriller 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.

List movies include Captain America: The First Avenger, X-Men: First Class and many additional movies as well. This isn't necessarily a list of all thriller movies from 2011, but it does contain all the ones worth watching.

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The Rum Diary Johnny Depp, Amber Heard, Aaron Eckhart

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Limitless Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper, Bruce Lee

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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Tom Hardy, Benedict Cumberbatch, Gary Oldman

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Super 8 Elle Fanning, AJ Michalka, Kyle Chandler

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Drive Christina Hendricks, Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan

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

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Haywire Michael Fassbender, Ewan McGregor, Channing Tatum

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Drive Angry Nicolas Cage, Amber Heard, David Morse

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The Cabin in the Woods Chris Hemsworth, Sigourney Weaver, Amy Acker

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Apollo 18 Warren Christie, Michael Kopsa, Andrew Airlie

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The Lincoln Lawyer Matthew McConaughey, Marisa Tomei, Bryan Cranston

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The Road Rhian Ramos, Barbie Forteza, Alden Richards

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Contagion Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Winslet, Matt Damon

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

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Red State John Goodman, Melissa Leo, Anna Gunn

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Abduction Sigourney Weaver, Taylor Lautner, Lily Collins

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Colombiana Zoe Saldana, Michael Vartan, Graham McTavish

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Source Code Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga

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A Dangerous Method Keira Knightley, Michael Fassbender, Viggo Mortensen

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The Raid: Redemption Iko Uwais, Joe Taslim, Victoria

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Unknown Diane Kruger, Liam Neeson, January Jones

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Coriolanus Jessica Chastain, Gerard Butler, Ralph Fiennes

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Killer Joe Matthew McConaughey, Gina Gershon, Juno Temple

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Seeking Justice Nicolas Cage, January Jones, Guy Pearce

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Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol Tom Cruise, Paula Patton, Jeremy Renner

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Kill List MyAnna Buring, Ben Crompton, Emma Fryer

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Hanna Cate Blanchett, Eric Bana, Saoirse Ronan

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The Adjustment Bureau Emily Blunt, Matt Damon, Jon Stewart

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The Thing Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Eric Christian Olsen, Joel Edgerton

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

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Headhunters Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Aksel Hennie, Baard Owe

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I Am Number Four Dianna Agron, Teresa Palmer, Alex Pettyfer

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Sucker Punch Vanessa Hudgens, Jon Hamm, Carla Gugino

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Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance Nicolas Cage, Idris Elba, Ciarán Hinds

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The Roommate Nina Dobrev, Leighton Meester, Minka Kelly - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Captain America: The First Avenger Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Evans, Tommy Lee Jones

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Fast Five Eva Mendes, Dwayne Johnson, Vin Diesel

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

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Green Lantern Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds, Angela Bassett

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Priest Maggie Q, Lily Collins, Christopher Plummer

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The Green Hornet Cameron Diaz, James Franco, Seth Rogen

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The Darkest Hour Rachael Taylor, Emile Hirsch, Greg Kinnear

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Scream 4 Hayden Panettiere, Kristen Bell, Courteney Cox

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Hobo with a Shotgun Rutger Hauer, Gregory Smith, Nick Bateman

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Final Destination 5 David Koechner, Tony Todd, Jacqueline MacInnes Wood

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Cowboys & Aliens Olivia Wilde, Harrison Ford, Daniel Craig

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Conan the Barbarian Morgan Freeman, Rose McGowan, Rachel Nichols

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Shark Night Katharine McPhee, Sara Paxton, Chris Carmack

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Season of the Witch Nicolas Cage, Christopher Lee, Ron Perlman - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Red Riding Hood Amanda Seyfried, Gary Oldman, Julie Christie