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List Rules 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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+ - 179 80
28 Days Later is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Horror Movies of the 21st Century
28 Days Later Cillian Murphy, Christopher Eccleston, Naomie Harris

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+ - 137 56
It is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Horror Movies of the 21st Century
It Tim Curry, Seth Green, John Ritter

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+ - 183 88
Saw is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Horror Movies of the 21st Century
Saw Danny Glover, Monica Potter, Shawnee Smith

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+ - 175 83
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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+ - 145 66
Descent is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Horror Movies of the 21st Century
Descent Rosario Dawson, Spencer Grammer, Vanessa Ferlito

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+ - 163 87
The Mist is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Horror Movies of the 21st Century
The Mist Thomas Jane, Marcia Gay Harden, Laurie Holden

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+ - 140 74
The Others is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Horror Movies of the 21st Century
The Others Nicole Kidman, Christopher Eccleston, Michelle Fairley

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+ - 142 81
Dawn of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Horror Movies of the 21st Century
Dawn of the Dead Ving Rhames, Ty Burrell, Kevin Zegers

10
+ - 135 79
Jeepers Creepers is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Horror Movies of the 21st Century
Jeepers Creepers Justin Long, Eileen Brennan, Victor Salva

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+ - 140 86
Shaun of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 11 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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+ - 126 81
Evil Dead is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Horror Movies of the 21st Century
Evil Dead Jane Levy, Jessica Lucas, Shiloh Fernandez

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+ - 91 53
The Babadook is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Horror Movies of the 21st Century
The Babadook Essie Davis, Daniel Henshall, Adam Morgan

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+ - 109 71
The Devil's Rejects is listed (or ranked) 14 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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+ - 122 83
The Grudge is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Horror Movies of the 21st Century
The Grudge Sarah Michelle Gellar, KaDee Strickland, Bill Pullman

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+ - 104 69
Let the Right One In is listed (or ranked) 16 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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+ - 128 91
Final Destination is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Horror Movies of the 21st Century
Final Destination Ali Larter, Seann William Scott, Devon Sawa

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+ - 96 65
REC is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Horror Movies of the 21st Century
REC Manuela Velasco, Javier Botet, Ana Isabel Velásquez

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+ - 102 71
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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+ - 85 60
The Exorcism of Emily Rose is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Horror Movies of the 21st Century
The Exorcism of Emily Rose Laura Linney, Jennifer Carpenter, Tom Wilkinson

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+ - 91 70
Cabin Fever is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Horror Movies of the 21st Century
Cabin Fever Eli Roth, Cerina Vincent, Jordan Ladd

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+ - 113 91
Drag Me to Hell is listed (or ranked) 22 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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+ - 30 14
Devil is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Horror Movies of the 21st Century
Devil Zoie Palmer, Caroline Dhavernas, Logan Marshall-Green

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+ - 63 46
Battle Royale is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Horror Movies of the 21st Century
Battle Royale Beat Kitano, Chiaki Kuriyama, Kou Shibasaki

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+ - 54 40
The Woman in Black is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Horror Movies of the 21st Century
The Woman in Black Daniel Radcliffe, Ciarán Hinds, Janet McTeer

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+ - 69 55
The Orphanage is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Horror Movies of the 21st Century
The Orphanage Geraldine Chaplin, Belén Rueda, Édgar Vivar

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+ - 74 60
You're Next is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Horror Movies of the 21st Century
You're Next Sharni Vinson, Barbara Crampton, Amy Seimetz

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+ - 93 81
Saw II is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Horror Movies of the 21st Century
Saw II Emmanuelle Vaugier, Shawnee Smith, Dina Meyer

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+ - 65 53
Ginger Snaps is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Horror Movies of the 21st Century
Ginger Snaps Lucy Lawless, Mimi Rogers, Katharine Isabelle

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+ - 73 62
The Skeleton Key is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Horror Movies of the 21st Century
The Skeleton Key Kate Hudson, John Hurt, Joy Bryant

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+ - 60 49
Hard Candy is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Horror Movies of the 21st Century
Hard Candy Ellen Page, Sandra Oh, Patrick Wilson

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+ - 92 82
Mama is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Horror Movies of the 21st Century
Mama Jessica Chastain, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Daniel Kash

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+ - 56 47
Identity is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Horror Movies of the 21st Century
Identity Amanda Peet, John Cusack, Alfred Molina

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+ - 51 42
Frailty is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Horror Movies of the 21st Century
Frailty Matthew McConaughey, Bill Paxton, Powers Boothe

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+ - 58 50
What Lies Beneath is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Horror Movies of the 21st Century
What Lies Beneath Michelle Pfeiffer, Harrison Ford, Amber Valletta

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+ - 80 74
Final Destination 2 is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Horror Movies of the 21st Century
Final Destination 2 Ali Larter, A. J. Cook, Sarah Carter

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+ - 34 27
It Follows is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Horror Movies of the 21st Century
It Follows Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist, Linda Boston

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+ - 53 48
Session 9 is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Horror Movies of the 21st Century
Session 9 Josh Lucas, David Caruso, 피터 뮬란

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+ - 34 28
The Witch is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Horror Movies of the 21st Century
The Witch Richard Johnson, Gian Maria Volonté, Ivan Rassimov

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+ - 46 41
Grave Encounters is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Horror Movies of the 21st Century
Grave Encounters Alex Sander, Merwin Mondesir, Mackenzie Gray

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+ - 29 23
Oculus is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Horror Movies of the 21st Century
Oculus Karen Gillan, Katee Sackhoff, James Lafferty

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+ - 27 21
A Nightmare on Elm Street is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Horror Movies of the 21st Century
A Nightmare on Elm Street Rooney Mara, Connie Britton, Katie Cassidy

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+ - 49 46
Ju-on: The Curse is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Horror Movies of the 21st Century
Ju-on: The Curse Chiaki Kuriyama, Takashi Matsuyama, Taro Suwa

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+ - 17 11
The Conjuring 2 is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Horror Movies of the 21st Century
The Conjuring 2

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+ - 58 57
Grindhouse is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Horror Movies of the 21st Century
Grindhouse Nicolas Cage, Bruce Willis, Rose McGowan

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+ - 26 22
Martyrs is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Horror Movies of the 21st Century
Martyrs Mylène Jampanoï, Morjana El Alaoui, Xavier Dolan

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+ - 57 57
Wolf Creek is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Horror Movies of the 21st Century
Wolf Creek Teresa Palmer, John Jarratt, Kestie Morassi

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+ - 17 13
Jeepers Creepers 2 is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Horror Movies of the 21st Century
Jeepers Creepers 2 Justin Long, Nicki Aycox, Ray Wise

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+ - 45 46
Dog Soldiers is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Horror Movies of the 21st Century
Dog Soldiers Kevin McKidd, Liam Cunningham, Sean Pertwee

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+ - 43 44
Dark Water is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Horror Movies of the 21st Century
Dark Water Asami Mizukawa, Fumiyo Kohinata, Hitomi Kuroki