The Best Horror Movies of the 21st Century

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List Criteria: Full-length horror films released in theaters since January 2000, anywhere in the world

A list of the Best Horror Movies of the 21st Century. Looking for some recently-made horror movies to enjoy? This list provides a comprehensive view of all the best horror movies of the 21st century so that you can pick a movie that everyone is still talking about to watch tonight. Ranked in order of the most popular horror movie of the 21st century to the least popular, you will be able to see which movies got the most votes and watch them for yourself.

If you don’t agree with the voting, go ahead and vote for your favorite horror movie from the 21st century and see it get raised higher on the list. If you don’t see a particular favorite 21st century horror movie, go ahead and add it to the list. Then others will be able to see your favorite horror movie too. It may even get voted number 1 on the list of the best horror movies of the 21st century!

If you are a die-hard horror movie fan, this is a great list to see which recent movies came out that you might have missed. From “The Conjuring” to “Mama,” the 21st century has provided some great scary horror movies that shouldn’t be missed. Go ahead and pick out a few from the list and enjoy a 21st century horror movie marathon!
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    The Conjuring is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Horror Movies of the 21st Century

    The Conjuring Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Joey King

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    The Others is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Horror Movies of the 21st Century

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    The Others Nicole Kidman, Christopher Eccleston, Michelle Fairley

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    28 Days Later is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Horror Movies of the 21st Century

    28 Days Later Cillian Murphy, Christopher Eccleston, Naomie Harris

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    Descent is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Horror Movies of the 21st Century

    Descent Rosario Dawson, Spencer Grammer, Vanessa Ferlito

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    Insidious is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Horror Movies of the 21st Century

    Insidious Rose Byrne, Barbara Hershey, Patrick Wilson

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    The Mist is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Horror Movies of the 21st Century

    The Mist Thomas Jane, Marcia Gay Harden, Laurie Holden

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    Dawn of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Horror Movies of the 21st Century

    Dawn of the Dead Ving Rhames, Ty Burrell, Kevin Zegers

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    It is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Horror Movies of the 21st Century

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    It Tim Curry, Seth Green, John Ritter

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    Saw is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Horror Movies of the 21st Century

    Saw Danny Glover, Monica Potter, Shawnee Smith

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    Let the Right One In is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Horror Movies of the 21st Century

    Let the Right One In Lina Leandersson, Tom Ljungman, Philip Hersh

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    Jeepers Creepers is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Horror Movies of the 21st Century

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    Jeepers Creepers Justin Long, Eileen Brennan, Victor Salva

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    Sarah Michelle Gellar, KaDee Strickland, Bill Pullman

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    Evil Dead is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Horror Movies of the 21st Century

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    Evil Dead Jane Levy, Jessica Lucas, Shiloh Fernandez

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    Final Destination is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Horror Movies of the 21st Century

    Final Destination Ali Larter, Seann William Scott, Devon Sawa

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    Shaun of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Horror Movies of the 21st Century

    Shaun of the Dead Martin Freeman, Simon Pegg, Bill Nighy

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    The Babadook is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Horror Movies of the 21st Century

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    The Babadook Essie Davis, Daniel Henshall, Adam Morgan

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    REC is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Horror Movies of the 21st Century

    REC Manuela Velasco, Javier Botet, Ana Isabel Velásquez

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    Ginger Snaps is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Horror Movies of the 21st Century

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    Ginger Snaps Lucy Lawless, Mimi Rogers, Katharine Isabelle

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    Hostel is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Horror Movies of the 21st Century

    Hostel Eli Roth, Ashley Robbins, Jay Hernandez

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    Drag Me to Hell is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Horror Movies of the 21st Century

    Drag Me to Hell Octavia Spencer, Justin Long, Lia Johnson

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    Kate Hudson, John Hurt, Joy Bryant

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    Eli Roth, Cerina Vincent, Jordan Ladd

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    The Exorcism of Emily Rose is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Horror Movies of the 21st Century

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    The Exorcism of Emily Rose Laura Linney, Jennifer Carpenter, Tom Wilkinson

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    The Devil's Rejects is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Horror Movies of the 21st Century

    The Devil's Rejects Diamond Dallas Page, Danny Trejo, Ginger Lynn

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    You're Next is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Horror Movies of the 21st Century

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    You're Next Sharni Vinson, Barbara Crampton, Amy Seimetz

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    The Woman in Black is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Horror Movies of the 21st Century

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    The Woman in Black Daniel Radcliffe, Ciarán Hinds, Janet McTeer

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    Wolf Creek is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Horror Movies of the 21st Century

    Wolf Creek Teresa Palmer, John Jarratt, Kestie Morassi

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    The Orphanage is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Horror Movies of the 21st Century

    The Orphanage Geraldine Chaplin, Belén Rueda, Édgar Vivar

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    Saw II is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Horror Movies of the 21st Century

    Saw II Emmanuelle Vaugier, Shawnee Smith, Dina Meyer

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    Michelle Pfeiffer, Harrison Ford, Amber Valletta

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    Frailty is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Horror Movies of the 21st Century

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    Frailty Matthew McConaughey, Bill Paxton, Powers Boothe

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    Grindhouse is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Horror Movies of the 21st Century

    Grindhouse Nicolas Cage, Bruce Willis, Rose McGowan

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    Kevin McKidd, Liam Cunningham, Sean Pertwee

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    Battle Royale is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Horror Movies of the 21st Century

    Battle Royale Beat Kitano, Chiaki Kuriyama, Kou Shibasaki

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    Chiaki Kuriyama, Takashi Matsuyama, Taro Suwa

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    Mama is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Horror Movies of the 21st Century

    Mama Jessica Chastain, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Daniel Kash

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    Ali Larter, A. J. Cook, Sarah Carter

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    Identity is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Horror Movies of the 21st Century

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    Identity Amanda Peet, John Cusack, Alfred Molina

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    Josh Lucas, David Caruso, 피터 뮬란

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    Hard Candy is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Horror Movies of the 21st Century

    Hard Candy Ellen Page, Sandra Oh, Patrick Wilson

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    Anna Faris, Nora Zehetner, Jeremy Sisto

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    Shutter is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Horror Movies of the 21st Century

    Shutter Natthaweeranuch Thongmee, Ananda Everingham, Apichart Choosakul

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    Danielle Mason, Tandi Wright, Oliver Driver

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    Asami Mizukawa, Fumiyo Kohinata, Hitomi Kuroki

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    Angelica Lee, Candy Lo, Pierre Png

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    Quentin Tarantino, Stephen King, Simon Pegg

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    Mylène Jampanoï, Morjana El Alaoui, Xavier Dolan

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    The Witch is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Horror Movies of the 21st Century

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    The Witch Richard Johnson, Gian Maria Volonté, Ivan Rassimov

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    Grave Encounters is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Horror Movies of the 21st Century

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    Grave Encounters Alex Sander, Merwin Mondesir, Mackenzie Gray

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    Willem Dafoe, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Storm Acheche Sahlstrøm

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