The Scariest Movies of the 2000s Films

The Scariest Movies of the 2000s

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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 classic horror 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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  2. 2
    + 78
    - 28
    28 Days Later

    Cillian Murphy, Christopher Eccleston, Naomie Harris

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  3. 3
    + 60
    - 21
    The Others

    Nicole Kidman, Christopher Eccleston, Michelle Fairley

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  4. 4
    + 62
    - 28
    The Hills Have Eyes

    Emilie de Ravin, Vinessa Shaw, Ted Levine

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  5. 5
    + 63
    - 30
    The Grudge

    Sarah Michelle Gellar, KaDee Strickland, Bill Pullman

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  6. 6
    + 58
    - 28
    The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

    Jessica Biel, R. Lee Ermey, Mike Vogel

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  7. 7
    + 63
    - 33
    Jeepers Creepers

    Justin Long, Eileen Brennan, Victor Salva

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  8. 8
    + 52
    - 25
    Descent

    Rosario Dawson, Spencer Grammer, Vanessa Ferlito

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  9. 9
    + 72
    - 42
    Saw

    Danny Glover, Monica Potter, Shawnee Smith

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  10. 10
    + 60
    - 32
    Dawn of the Dead

    Ving Rhames, Ty Burrell, Kevin Zegers

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  11. 11
    + 64
    - 37
    Final Destination

    Ali Larter, Seann William Scott, Devon Sawa

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  12. 12
    + 57
    - 31
    Hostel

    Eli Roth, Ashley Robbins, Jay Hernandez

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  13. 13
    + 59
    - 34
    Paranormal Activity

    Katie Featherston, Micah Sloat, Randy McDowell

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  14. 14
    + 43
    - 21
    28 Weeks Later

    added by dee123
    Rose Byrne, Idris Elba, Jeremy Renner

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  15. 15
    + 49
    - 30

    Thomas Jane, Marcia Gay Harden, Laurie Holden

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  16. 16
    + 45
    - 30

    Reese Witherspoon, Christian Bale, Willem Dafoe

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  17. 17
    + 35
    - 23
    The Exorcism of Emily Rose

    added by dee123
    Laura Linney, Jennifer Carpenter, Tom Wilkinson

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  18. 18
    + 40
    - 28
    Wrong Turn

    Eliza Dushku, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Kevin Zegers

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  19. 19
    + 42
    - 30
    Jeepers Creepers 2

    Justin Long, Nicki Aycox, Ray Wise

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  20. 20
    + 42
    - 31
    Thirteen Ghosts

    Shannon Elizabeth, Tony Shalhoub, Matthew Lillard

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  21. 21
    + 20
    - 10
    Sinister

    added by JoshuaWynn
    Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio, Fred Thompson

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  22. 22
    + 42
    - 33
    Drag Me to Hell

    Octavia Spencer, Justin Long, Lia Johnson

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  23. 23
    + 36
    - 28
    Joy Ride

    Paul Walker, Leelee Sobieski, Walton Goggins

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  24. 24
    + 29
    - 21
    Let the Right One In

    Lina Leandersson, Tom Ljungman, Philip Hersh

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  25. 25
    + 45
    - 38
    Signs

    Mel Gibson, Joaquin Phoenix, Abigail Breslin

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    + 27
    - 20
    REC

    Manuela Velasco, Javier Botet, Ana Isabel Velásquez

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  27. 27
    + 34
    - 28
    The Strangers

    added by dee123
    Liv Tyler, Gemma Ward, Scott Speedman

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  28. 28
    + 32
    - 27
    Identity

    Amanda Peet, John Cusack, Alfred Molina

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  29. 29
    + 23
    - 18
    The Orphanage

    added by dee123
    Geraldine Chaplin, Belén Rueda, Édgar Vivar

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  30. 30
    + 33
    - 29
    Cabin Fever

    Eli Roth, Cerina Vincent, Jordan Ladd

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  31. 31
    + 29
    - 25
    Red Dragon

    Anthony Hopkins, Ralph Fiennes, Edward Norton

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  32. 32
    + 28
    - 24
    Darkness Falls

    Emily Browning, Emma Caulfield, Sullivan Stapleton

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  33. 33
    + 33
    - 30
    Freddy vs. Jason

    Evangeline Lilly, Kelly Rowland, Monica Keena

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  34. 34
    + 33
    - 30
    Hannibal

    Julianne Moore, Gary Oldman, Anthony Hopkins

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  35. 35
    + 33
    - 30
    Orphan

    Vera Farmiga, Peter Sarsgaard, Margo Martindale

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  36. 36
    + 23
    - 21
    Ginger Snaps

    added by dee123
    Lucy Lawless, Mimi Rogers, Katharine Isabelle

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    + 26
    - 25
    The Machinist

    Christian Bale, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Michael Ironside

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  38. 38
    + 38
    - 39
    Scream 3

    added by dee123
    Courteney Cox, Jenny McCarthy, Carrie Fisher

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  39. 39
    + 20
    - 19
    Wolf Creek

    added by dee123
    Teresa Palmer, John Jarratt, Kestie Morassi

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  40. 40
    + 26
    - 27
    What Lies Beneath

    Michelle Pfeiffer, Harrison Ford, Amber Valletta

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    + 34
    - 38

    Odette Annable, Lizzy Caplan, Jessica Lucas

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  42. 42
    + 26
    - 30
    Alien vs. Predator

    Sanaa Lathan, Lance Henriksen, Tommy Flanagan

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  43. 43
    + 25
    - 29
    Jason X

    David Cronenberg, Lexa Doig, Peter Mensah

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  44. 44
    + 25
    - 29
    The Cell

    Jennifer Lopez, Vince Vaughn, Vincent D'Onofrio

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  45. 45
    + 19
    - 23
    Frailty

    Matthew McConaughey, Bill Paxton, Powers Boothe

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  46. 46
    + 1
    - 1

    new! & added by abarton
    Heather Donahue, Joshua Leonard, Michael C. Williams

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  47. 47
    + 23
    - 29
    House of 1000 Corpses

    Rob Zombie, Chris Hardwick, Karen Black

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  48. 48
    + 13
    - 17
    Seed of Chucky

    added by Superman23
    Jennifer Tilly, Martha Stewart, Redman

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  49. 49
    + 20
    - 26
    From Hell

    Heather Graham, Ian Holm, Robbie Coltrane

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  50. 50
    + 18
    - 24
    Exorcist: The Beginning

    Stellan Skarsgård, Izabella Scorupco, James D'Arcy

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