Best Thriller Movies 2011

Best Thriller Movies 2011

Looking out for the best thriller movies 2011? This article enlists the names of films which are especially made to thrill people with their unique direction and excellent plot and music...
If Inception and Black Swan made 2010 a thrilling experience for you, I am pretty sure you can't wait to see what is in store for 2011. People who love thriller movies are waiting anxiously for some amazing thrills in 2011. There are various genre of movies which have a high fan following, but thriller movies are something which are not meant for everyone. People that can't take that kind of suspense, but for thriller lovers like us there is nothing better. The best part about thriller movies is that they aren't predictable, unlike other movies where viewers can tell the whole story by just watching 15 minutes of the film.

Top Thriller Movies of 2011

So what constitutes a great thriller movie? The plot, the protagonist, the antagonist, the music, the location or the director? I'd say everything mentioned plays a very important role in the making of the film. It is essential that the film has a great plot and it definitely needs a good director to make it real. Casting needs to be serious because not every actor in Hollywood is thriller material. The music is of extreme importance because it sets the mood right. Here are the best thriller movies 2011.

Sanctum
  • Cast: Richard Roxburgh, Rhys Wakefield, Alice Parkinson, Daniel Wyllie and Ioan Gruffudd
  • Director: Alister Grierson
  • Written By: John Garvin and Andrew Wight
  • Studio: Universal Pictures
  • Release Date: 4th February 2011
Limitless
  • Cast: Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper, Abbie Cornish and Anna Friel
  • Director: Neil Burger
  • Written By: Leslie Dixon
  • Studio: Relativity Media
  • Release Date: 18th March 2011
Wrecked
  • Cast: Adrien Brody, Caroline Dhavernas and Ryan Robbins
  • Director: Michael Greenspan
  • Written By: Christopher Dodd
  • Studio: IFC Midnight Films
  • Release Date: 1st April 2011
Insidious
  • Cast: Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Ty Simpkins, Barbara Hershey, Lin Shaye, Andrew Aster
  • Director: James Wan
  • Written By: Leigh Whannell
  • Studio: Haunted Movies
  • Release Date: 1st April 2011
Scream 4
  • Cast: Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox Emma Roberts, Hayden Panettiere and David Arquette
  • Director: Wes Craven
  • Written By: Kevin Williamson
  • Studio: Dimension Films, Corvus Corax Productions and Outerbanks Entertainment
  • Release Date: 15th April 2011
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  • Cast: Liam Neeson, Diane Kruger, January Jones, Aidan Quinn and Frank Langella
  • Director: Jaume Collet-Serra
  • Written By: Oliver Butcher and Stephen Cornwell
  • Studio: Dark Castle Entertainment and Studio Babelsberg
  • Release Date: 18th February 2011
The Adjustment Bureau
  • Cast: Matt Damon and Emily Blunt
  • Director: George Nolfi
  • Written By: George Nolfi
  • Studio: Universal Pictures
  • Release Date: 4th March 2011
Drive
  • Cast: Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston, Albert Brooks and Ron Perlman
  • Director: Nicolas Winding Refn
  • Written By: Hossein Amini
  • Studio: Bold Films, Odd Lot Entertainment, Marc Platt Productions and Seed Productions
  • Release Date: 16th September 2011
The Rite
  • Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Colin O'Donoghue, Alice Braga and Toby Jones
  • Director: Mikael Håfström
  • Written By: Matt Baglio and Michael Petroni
  • Studio: New Line Cinema, TriBeCa Productions and Warner Bros.
  • Release Date: 28th January 2011
The Big Bang
  • Cast: Antonio Banderas, Sienna Guillory and Autumn Reeser
  • Director: Tony Krantz
  • Written By: Erik Jendresen
  • Studio: Anchor Bay Entertainment
  • Release Date: 17th January 2011
Source Code
  • Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga and Jeffrey Wright
  • Director: Duncan Jones
  • Written By: Ben Ripley
  • Studio: Summit Entertainment
  • Release Date: 1st April 2011
Abduction
  • Cast: Taylor Lautner, Lily Collins, Sigourney Weaver, Maria Bello, Elisabeth Röhm, Alfred Molina, Michael Nyqvist, Jason Isaacs and Freema Agyeman
  • Director: John Singleton
  • Written By: Shawn Christensen
  • Studio: Lionsgate
  • Release Date: 23rd September 2011
Dream House
  • Cast: Daniel Craig, Rachel Weisz, Naomi Watts and Marton Csokas
  • Director: Jim Sheridan
  • Written By: David Loucka
  • Studio: Morgan Creek Productions and Universal Pictures
  • Release Date: 30th September 2011
Priest
  • Cast: Paul Bettany, Lily Collins and Maggie Q
  • Director: Scott Stewart
  • Written By: Cory Goodman
  • Studio: Tokyopop
  • Release Date: 13th May 2011
I Am Number Four
  • Cast: Alex Pettyfer, Timothy Olyphant, Teresa Palmer, Dianna Agron, Callan McAuliffe and Kevin Durand
  • Director: D.J. Caruso
  • Written By: Alfred Gough, Miles Millar and Marti Noxon
  • Studio: Touchstone Pictures
  • Release Date: 18th February 2011
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1
  • Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner
  • Director: Bill Condon
  • Written By: Melissa Rosenberg
  • Studio: Summit Entertainment
  • Release Date: 18th November 2011
Contagion
  • Cast: Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Marion Cotillard, Jude Law and Gwenyth Paltrow
  • Director: Steven Soderbergh
  • Writer: Scott Z. Burns
  • Studio: Regency Enterprises, Dune Entertainment, Double Feature Films, Participant Media, Film4 20th Century Fox and Warner Bros/New Line Cinema
  • Release Date: 21st October 2011
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • Cast: Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Robin Wright, Embeth Davidtz, Stellan Skarsgård, Christopher Plummer
  • Director: David Fincher
  • Written By: Steven Zaillian
  • Studio: Columbia Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
  • Release Date: 21st December 2011
Hope this information on the best thriller movies has given you the excitement and jitters you were looking for. We can't predict the future but one thing is one for sure, this year it is raining thrillers.
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