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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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    Sarah Michelle Gellar, Rosa Blasi, Bill Pullman

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    Emilie de Ravin, Ted Levine, Vinessa Shaw

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    Jessica Biel, Mike Vogel, R. Lee Ermey

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    Paul Walker, Leelee Sobieski, Walton Goggins

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    Reese Witherspoon, Christian Bale, Jared Leto

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    Danny Glover, Monica Potter, Shawnee Smith

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    added by dee123 Rose Byrne, Idris Elba, Jeremy Renner

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    Sarah Polley, Ving Rhames, Kevin Zegers

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    Marcia Gay Harden, Thomas Jane, Alexa Davalos

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    Justin Long, Eileen Brennan, Victor Salva

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    Ali Larter, Seann William Scott, Devon Sawa

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    Eli Roth, Jay Hernandez, Ashley Robbins

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    Amanda Peet, John Cusack, Ray Liotta

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    Shannon Elizabeth, Tony Shalhoub, Matthew Lillard

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    Eliza Dushku, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Kevin Zegers

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    Shauna Macdonald, Alex Reid, MyAnna Buring

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    added by dee123 Courteney Cox, Jenny McCarthy, Carrie Fisher

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    Tyra Banks, Jamie Lee Curtis, Busta Rhymes

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    David Cronenberg, Lexa Doig, Peter Mensah

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    Octavia Spencer, Justin Long, Lia Johnson

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    added by dee123 Laura Linney, Jennifer Carpenter, Tom Wilkinson

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    Nicole Kidman, Christopher Eccleston, Michelle Fairley

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    Christian Bale, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Michael Ironside

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    Mel Gibson, Joaquin Phoenix, Abigail Breslin

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    Odette Annable, Lizzy Caplan, Jessica Lucas

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    Vera Farmiga, Margo Martindale, Peter Sarsgaard

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    Jennifer Lopez, Vince Vaughn, Vincent D'Onofrio

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    Michelle Pfeiffer, Harrison Ford, Amber Valletta

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    Julianne Moore, Gary Oldman, Anthony Hopkins

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    Eli Roth, Cerina Vincent, Rider Strong

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    Edward Norton, Anthony Hopkins, Ralph Fiennes

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    Stellan Skarsgård, Izabella Scorupco, James D'Arcy

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    Matthew McConaughey, Bill Paxton, Powers Boothe

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    added by dee123 Geraldine Chaplin, Belén Rueda, Édgar Vivar

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    Javier Botet, Ana Isabel Velásquez, Manuela Velasco

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    Justin Long, Ray Wise, Al Santos

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    Emily Browning, Emma Caulfield, Sullivan Stapleton

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    Jodelle Ferland, Marc Blucas, Alexander Gould

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    Sanaa Lathan, Lance Henriksen, Colin Salmon

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    added by dee123 Lucy Lawless, Mimi Rogers, Katharine Isabelle

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    Willem Dafoe, John Malkovich, Eddie Izzard

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    new! & added by Superman23 Martha Stewart, Jennifer Tilly, Redman

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    added by dee123 Liv Tyler, Scott Speedman, Gemma Ward

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    Evangeline Lilly, Kelly Rowland, Monica Keena

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    Richard Gere, Debra Messing, Laura Linney

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    Johnny Depp, Heather Graham, Ian Holm

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    Keira Knightley, Thora Birch, Embeth Davidtz

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