The Scariest Movies of the 2000s Films
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The Scariest Movies of the 2000s

List Criteria: Scary movies released between the year 2000 and 2009.

The 2000s were some of the best years in movie history – and the scariest. As far as horror movies go, this decade produced some of the greatest scary movies of all time. What is it about the thought of a madman with a saw attacking a bunch of teenagers and hacking at them that interests us? We may never know. We do know that with the advent of computer graphics, filmmakers could take their frights to new, even scarier levels. But what are the scariest movies of the 2000s?
 
The movies on this list have been ranked by user votes as the absolute scariest movies from 2000 – 2009. There’s sure to be a flick featured here to satisfy your specific horror cravings!
 
This list has the scariest movies from the 2000s, including: American Psycho, The Ring, Saw, Jeepers Creepers, and Gothika. Vote up the scariest movies below, vote down those you can watch with nary a fright, or add one you love that isn't already on the list.

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    Naomi Watts, Pauley Perrette, Brian Cox

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    Cillian Murphy, Christopher Eccleston, Naomie Harris

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    Emilie de Ravin, Ted Levine, Vinessa Shaw

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    Danny Glover, Monica Potter, Shawnee Smith

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    Sarah Michelle Gellar, Rosa Blasi, Bill Pullman

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    Jessica Biel, Mike Vogel, R. Lee Ermey

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    Sarah Polley, Ving Rhames, Kevin Zegers

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    Ali Larter, Seann William Scott, Devon Sawa

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    Nicole Kidman, Christopher Eccleston, Michelle Fairley

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    Paul Walker, Leelee Sobieski, Walton Goggins

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    Reese Witherspoon, Christian Bale, Jared Leto

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    Rose Byrne, Idris Elba, Jeremy Renner

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    Octavia Spencer, Justin Long, Lia Johnson

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    Edward Norton, Anthony Hopkins, Ralph Fiennes

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    Matthew McConaughey, Bill Paxton, Powers Boothe

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    Lucy Lawless, Mimi Rogers, Katharine Isabelle

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    Eli Roth, Cerina Vincent, Rider Strong

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    David Cronenberg, Lexa Doig, Peter Mensah

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    Daniella Alonso, Madeline Zima, Andrea Roth

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    Stellan Skarsgård, Izabella Scorupco, James D'Arcy

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    Evangeline Lilly, Kelly Rowland, Monica Keena

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    Johnny Depp, Heather Graham, Ian Holm

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