action The Best Action/Adventure Movies of 2011  

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List of the best 2011 action movies, ranked by how many upvotes they've received by other fans of the genre. These movies give you car crashes, explosions, gun fights and everything else you could hope for in a good action flick. These are all the action 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.

Movies include everything from Captain America: The First Avenger to Thor. This isn't necessarily a list of all action movies from 2011, but it does contain all the ones worth watching.
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The Mechanic Jason Statham, Donald Sutherland, Mini Andén

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

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Kill the Irishman Val Kilmer, Christopher Walken, Linda Cardellini

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Almighty Thor Kevin Nash, Patricia Velásquez, Richard Grieco

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Drive Christina Hendricks, Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan

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Source Code Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga

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Colombiana Zoe Saldana, Michael Vartan, Graham McTavish

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Cowboys & Aliens Olivia Wilde, Harrison Ford, Daniel Craig

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Seeking Justice Nicolas Cage, January Jones, Guy Pearce

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The Three Musketeers Milla Jovovich, Orlando Bloom, Christoph Waltz

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Thor: Tales of Asgard Tara Strong, Ty Olsson, Brian Drummond

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2012: Ice Age Julie McCullough, Patrick Labyorteaux, Brandon Slagle

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

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Yamla Pagla Deewana Ajay Devgan, Anupam Kher, Dharmendra

The Best Action & Adventure Movies Set in the Desert

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X: Night of Vengeance Viva Bianca, Hanna Mangan-Lawrence, Freya Tingley

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S.W.A.T.: Firefight Kristanna Loken, Gabriel Macht, Robert Patrick

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

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Cross Tom Sizemore, Danny Trejo, Michael Clarke Duncan

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Drive Angry Nicolas Cage, Amber Heard, David Morse

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Marvel Knights: Thor & Loki: Blood Brothers Daniel Thorn, Elizabeth Diennet

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Sanctum Ioan Gruffudd, Andrew Hansen, Richard Roxburgh

The Best British Documentaries

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Super 8 Elle Fanning, AJ Michalka, Kyle Chandler

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All-Star Superman Christina Hendricks, Ed Asner, Linda Cardellini

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Exodus Fall Rosanna Arquette, Christopher Atkins, Dee Wallace

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Johnny English Reborn Gillian Anderson, Rosamund Pike, Rowan Atkinson

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Abduction Sigourney Weaver, Taylor Lautner, Lily Collins

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Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, Keith Richards

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Thor Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston

The Best Eva Mendes Movies

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Priest Maggie Q, Lily Collins, Christopher Plummer

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Once Upon a Warrior Shruti Haasan, Brahmanandam, Siddharth

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Fast Five Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster

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The Sitter Jonah Hill, Sam Rockwell, Method Man

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Blood Out Val Kilmer, 50 Cent, AnnaLynne McCord

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30 Minutes or Less Jesse Eisenberg, Aziz Ansari, Nick Swardson

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Thurgood Laurence Fishburne

The Greatest Hollywood Comebacks of All Time

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Contagion Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Winslet, Matt Damon

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Green Lantern: Emerald Knights Kelly Hu, Nathan Fillion, Roddy Piper

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Fist 2 Fist John Carney, Bill Duff, James Hiser

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Conan the Barbarian Morgan Freeman, Rose McGowan, Rachel Nichols

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Green Lantern Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds, Angela Bassett

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

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The Eagle Channing Tatum, Donald Sutherland, Mark Strong - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Delhi Belly Aamir Khan, Imran Khan, Shenaz Treasury

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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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Cat Run Paz Vega, Michelle Lombardo, Janet McTeer

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Bellflower Rebekah Brandes, Vincent Grashaw, Evan Glodell - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Hanna Cate Blanchett, Eric Bana, Saoirse Ronan

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Batman: Year One Eliza Dushku, Bryan Cranston, Katee Sackhoff

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

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