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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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Drive Angry Nicolas Cage, Amber Heard, David Morse

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Limitless Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper, Bruce Lee

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Super 8 Elle Fanning, AJ Michalka, Kyle Chandler

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The Rum Diary Johnny Depp, Amber Heard, Aaron Eckhart

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

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

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

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Drive Christina Hendricks, Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan

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Haywire Michael Fassbender, Ewan McGregor, Channing Tatum

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The Road Rhian Ramos, Barbie Forteza, Alden Richards

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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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Contagion Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Winslet, Matt Damon

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Red State John Goodman, Melissa Leo, Anna Gunn

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Colombiana Zoe Saldana, Michael Vartan, Graham McTavish

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

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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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Abduction Sigourney Weaver, Taylor Lautner, Lily Collins

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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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Killer Joe Matthew McConaughey, Gina Gershon, Juno Temple

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Coriolanus Jessica Chastain, Gerard Butler, Ralph Fiennes

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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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Seeking Justice Nicolas Cage, January Jones, Guy Pearce

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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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The Darkest Hour Rachael Taylor, Emile Hirsch, Greg Kinnear

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Headhunters Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Aksel Hennie, Baard Owe

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Sucker Punch Vanessa Hudgens, Jon Hamm, Carla Gugino

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

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

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Scream 4 Hayden Panettiere, Kristen Bell, Courteney Cox

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Fast Five Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Jordana Brewster

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

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

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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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Red Riding Hood Amanda Seyfried, Gary Oldman, Julie Christie

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

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

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Cowboys & Aliens Olivia Wilde, Harrison Ford, Daniel Craig

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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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Conan the Barbarian Morgan Freeman, Rose McGowan, Rachel Nichols

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