Top Crime Films of 2011

Posted Nov 29, 2011 by Hollie_Woods
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  1. Fast Five
    #1

    Fast Five (2011)

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    Fast Five (alternatively known as Fast & Furious 5 or Fast & Furious 5: Rio Heist) is a 2011 American action film directed by Justin Lin and written by Chris Morgan. It is the fifth installment in The Fast and the Furious franchise. It was released first in Australia on April 20, 2011, and then in the United States on April 29, 2011. Fast Five follows Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel), Brian O'Conner (Paul Walker), and Mia Toretto (Jordana Brewster) as they plan a heist to steal $100 million from corrupt businessman Hernan Reyes (Joaquim de Almeida) while being pursued for arrest by U.S. Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) agent Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson).


  2. The Roommate
    #2

    The Roommate (2011)

    14,179 views

    The Roommate is a 2011 American thriller horror film directed by Christian E. Christiansen and starring Minka Kelly, Leighton Meester, Cam Gigandet, Danneel Harris, Matt Lanter, and Aly Michalka. It was theatrically released on February 4, 2011.


  3. Horrible Bosses
    #3

    Horrible Bosses (2011)

    5,120 views

    Horrible Bosses is a 2011 American black comedy film directed by Seth Gordon, written by Michael Markowitz, John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, based on a story by Markowitz. It stars Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston, Colin Farrell, Kevin Spacey, and Jamie Foxx. The plot follows three friends, played by Bateman, Day, and Sudeikis, who decide to murder their respective overbearing, abusive bosses, portrayed by Spacey, Aniston and Farrell.


  4. In Time
    #4

    In Time (2011)

    4,333 views

    In Time is a 2011 American dystopian science fiction action thriller film written, directed, and produced by Andrew Niccol and starring Justin Timberlake, Amanda Seyfried and Cillian Murphy that takes place in a society where people stop aging at 25 and each has a clock on their arm that counts down how long they have to live. The film was released on October 28, 2011.


  5. Green Lantern
    #5

    Green Lantern (2011)

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    Green Lantern is a 2011 American superhero film based on the DC Comics character of the same name. The film stars Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard, Mark Strong, Angela Bassett, and Tim Robbins, with Martin Campbell directing a script by Greg Berlanti and comic book writers Michael Green and Marc Guggenheim, which was subsequently rewritten by Michael Goldenberg. Green Lantern tells the story of Hal Jordan, a test pilot who is selected to become the first human member of the Green Lantern Corps. Hal is given a ring that grants him superpowers and must confront Parallax, who threatens to upset the balance of power in the universe.


  6. The Lincoln Lawyer
    #6

    The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)

    3,493 views

    The Lincoln Lawyer is a 2011 American legal thriller film adapted from the novel of the same name by Michael Connelly, starring Matthew McConaughey, Ryan Phillippe, William H. Macy, Bryan Cranston and Marisa Tomei. The film is directed by Brad Furman, with a screenplay written by John Romano.


  7. The Green Hornet
    #7

    The Green Hornet (2011)

    3,567 views

    The Green Hornet is a 2011 American 3D action-comedy crime film based on the character of the same name by George W. Trendle and Fran Striker that had originated in a 1930s radio program and has appeared in movie serials, a television series, comic books, and other media. Directed by Michel Gondry and written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, the film stars Rogen, Jay Chou, Christoph Waltz, Edward James Olmos, David Harbour, Tom Wilkinson and Cameron Diaz. The film was released to theaters in North America on January 14, 2011 by Columbia Pictures, in versions including RealD Cinema and IMAX 3D. The film earned $227.8 million on a $120 million budget. The Green Hornet was released on DVD, Blu-ray, and Blu-ray 3D on May 3, 2011 by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.


  8. Drive
    #8

    Drive (2011)

    3,041 views

    Drive is a 2011 American neo-noir crime drama film directed by Nicolas Winding Refn, starring Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston, Christina Hendricks, Ron Perlman, Oscar Isaac and Albert Brooks. It is adapted from the 2005 James Sallis novel of the same name, with a screenplay by Hossein Amini.


  9. Drive Angry
    #9

    Drive Angry (2011)

    3,372 views

    Drive Angry is a 2011 American supernatural action film starring Nicolas Cage and Amber Heard, and directed by Patrick Lussier. It was released on February 25, 2011. Shot in 3-D, the film was met with a mixed reception and grossed almost $30 million.


  10. Killer Elite
    #10

    Killer Elite (2011)

    3,001 views

    Killer Elite is a 2011 British-Australian action thriller film starring Jason Statham, Clive Owen and Robert De Niro. The film is based on the 1991 novel The Feather Men by Sir Ranulph Fiennes and is directed by Gary McKendry.


  11. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
    #11

    Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011)

    2,774 views

    Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows is a 2011 British-American action mystery film directed by Guy Ritchie and produced by Joel Silver, Lionel Wigram, Susan Downey and Dan Lin. It is the sequel to the 2009 film Sherlock Holmes, and likewise features the Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson characters created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The screenplay was written by Michele Mulroney and Kieran Mulroney. Robert Downey, Jr. and Jude Law reprise their roles as Holmes and Watson and were joined by Noomi Rapace as Simza, Stephen Fry as Mycroft Holmes and Jared Harris as Professor Moriarty.


  12. The Double
    #12

    The Double (2011)

    2,703 views

    The Double is a 2011 spy film, directed by Michael Brandt and starring Richard Gere and Topher Grace. It was released on October 28, 2011.


  13. Kill the Irishman
    #13

    Kill the Irishman (2011)

    2,269 views

    Kill the Irishman (alternatively known as Bulletproof Gangster) is a 2011 American biographical crime film directed by Jonathan Hensleigh, and starring Ray Stevenson, Vincent D'Onofrio, Christopher Walken, and Val Kilmer. Written by Hensleigh (along with Jeremy Walters), it is based on the life of Irish-American gangster Danny Greene, and was adapted from the book To Kill the Irishman: The War That Crippled the Mafia by Rick Porrello.


  14. Hanna
    #14

    Hanna (2011)

    1,980 views

    Hanna is a 2011 action thriller film that contains prominent fairy tale elements, directed by Joe Wright. The film stars Saoirse Ronan as the title character, a girl raised in the wilderness of northern Finland by her father, an ex-CIA operative (Eric Bana), who trains her as an assassin. Cate Blanchett is a senior CIA agent who tries to track down and eliminate the girl and her father. The soundtrack was written by The Chemical Brothers.


  15. Tower Heist
    #15

    Tower Heist (2011)

    2,059 views

    Tower Heist is a 2011 American heist comedy film directed by Brett Ratner and written by Ted Griffin and Jeff Nathanson, based on a story by Bill Collage, Adam Cooper and Griffin. It was released on November 2, 2011 in the United Kingdom, with a United States release following two days later. Tower Heist follows Josh Kovaks (Ben Stiller), Charlie Gibbs (Casey Affleck) and Enrique Dev'reaux (Michael Peña), employees of an exclusive apartment building who lose their pensions in the Ponzi scheme of Wall Street businessman Arthur Shaw (Alan Alda). The group enlist the aid of criminal Slide (Eddie Murphy), bankrupt businessman Mr. Fitzhugh (Matthew Broderick) and another employee of the apartment building, Odessa (Gabourey Sidibe), to break into Shaw's apartment and steal back their money while avoiding the FBI agent in charge of his case, Claire Denham (Téa Leoni).


  16. The Mechanic
    #16

    The Mechanic (2011)

    1,990 views

    The Mechanic is a 2011 American action thriller film starring Jason Statham and Ben Foster. Directed by Simon West, it is a remake of the 1972 film of the same name, directed by Michael Winner, starring Charles Bronson and Jan-Michael Vincent. Statham stars as Arthur Bishop, a professional assassin who specializes in making his hits look like accidents, suicides or the acts of petty criminals. It was released in the United States and Canada on 2011. A sequel is due for release in 2016.


  17. 30 Minutes or Less
    #17

    30 Minutes or Less (2011)

    1,380 views

    30 Minutes or Less is a 2011 American action comedy film directed by Ruben Fleischer starring Jesse Eisenberg, Danny McBride, Aziz Ansari and Nick Swardson. It is produced by Columbia Pictures and funded by Media Rights Capital.


  18. Trespass
    #18

    Trespass (2011)

    947 views

    Trespass is a 2011 American thriller film directed by Joel Schumacher. The film stars Nicolas Cage and Nicole Kidman as a married couple taken hostage by extortionists. Shooting on the project began in Shreveport, Louisiana, on August 30, 2010. The film premiered at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival in September. The film was given a Video On Demand release and theatrical limited release in the United States on October 14, 2011. It was released on DVD and Blu-ray Disc just a few weeks later on November 1, 2011.


  19. I Saw the Devil
    #19

    I Saw the Devil (2010)

    723 views

    I Saw the Devil (Hangul악마를 보았다; RRAngmareul boatda) is a 2010 South Korean psychological thriller/horror film directed by Kim Jee-woon, written by Park Hoon-jung, and starring Lee Byung-hun and Choi Min-sik. The film introduces the character of NIS agent Kim Soo-hyun (Lee Byung-hun), who embarks on a quest of revenge when his fiancée is brutally murdered by a psychopathic murderer, Jang Kyung-chul (Choi Min-sik). The line between good and evil begins to blur when the two play a dangerous game of cat and mouse. I Saw the Devil made its premiere in the United States at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and had a limited U.S theatrical release. The film was Choi Min-sik's first major role since the changes to the Korean screen quota system. It has received generally positive reviews with praise towards the acting, direction, cinematography and script.


  20. The Way
    #20

    The Way (2010)

    726 views

    The Way is a 2010 American drama film directed, produced and written by Emilio Estevez, starring his father Martin Sheen, Deborah Kara Unger, James Nesbitt, Yorick van Wageningen, and Estevez.


  21. Hobo with a Shotgun
    #21

    Hobo with a Shotgun (2011)

    658 views

    Hobo with a Shotgun is a 2011 Canadian exploitation action dark comedy-thriller film directed by Jason Eisener and written by John Davies, starring Rutger Hauer. It is based on the winning trailer of the same name from Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez's South by Southwest Grindhouse trailers contest.


  22. Six Bend Trap
    #22

    Six Bend Trap (2008)

    532 views

    Six Bend Trap is a 2006 comedy crime film directed by Mike McCarthy. It is the first independent script to screen HD feature film, shot entirely in the Middlesbrough area with a couple of shots done at Peterborough Dog Track. Using a wide range of local actors in leading roles, completely funded by Ironopolis Film Company.


  23. S.W.A.T.: Firefight
    #23

    S.W.A.T.: Firefight (2011)

    525 views

    S.W.A.T.: Firefight is a 2011 American action crime film directed by Benny Boom, and sequel to the 2003 film S.W.A.T., based on the 1975 television series S.W.A.T.. This film does not feature any of the original cast nor are there any mentions of the previous film.


  24. No One Killed Jessica
    #24

    No One Killed Jessica (2011)

    430 views

    No One Killed Jessica is a 2011 Indian biographical thriller film starring Rani Mukerji and Vidya Balan, produced by UTV Spotboy and directed by Rajkumar Gupta. This film is based on the Jessica Lal murder case.


  25. The Perfect Host
    #25

    The Perfect Host (2010)

    439 views

    The Perfect Host (2010) is an American black comedy/psychological thriller film written and directed by Nick Tomnay, a remake of Tomnay's short film The Host (2001). The film stars David Hyde Pierce and Clayne Crawford. Filming took place in Los Angeles, California, over seventeen days.


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