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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    28 Days Later is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Scariest Movies of the 2000s


    Cillian Murphy, Christopher Eccleston, Naomie Harris

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    The Others is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Scariest Movies of the 2000s


    Nicole Kidman, Christopher Eccleston, Michelle Fairley

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    The Grudge is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Scariest Movies of the 2000s


    Sarah Michelle Gellar, KaDee Strickland, Bill Pullman

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    The Hills Have Eyes is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Scariest Movies of the 2000s


    Emilie de Ravin, Vinessa Shaw, Ted Levine

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    Jeepers Creepers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Scariest Movies of the 2000s


    Justin Long, Eileen Brennan, Victor Salva

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    Saw is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Scariest Movies of the 2000s

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    Danny Glover, Monica Potter, Shawnee Smith

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    The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Scariest Movies of the 2000s


    Jessica Biel, R. Lee Ermey, Mike Vogel

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    Descent is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Scariest Movies of the 2000s


    Rosario Dawson, Spencer Grammer, Vanessa Ferlito

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    Thomas Jane, Marcia Gay Harden, Laurie Holden

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    Final Destination is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Scariest Movies of the 2000s


    Ali Larter, Seann William Scott, Devon Sawa

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    Paranormal Activity is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Scariest Movies of the 2000s


    Katie Featherston, Micah Sloat, Randy McDowell

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    28 Weeks Later is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Scariest Movies of the 2000s

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    Rose Byrne, Idris Elba, Jeremy Renner

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    Dawn of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Scariest Movies of the 2000s


    Ving Rhames, Ty Burrell, Kevin Zegers

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    Hostel is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Scariest Movies of the 2000s


    Eli Roth, Ashley Robbins, Jay Hernandez

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    The Exorcism of Emily Rose is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Scariest Movies of the 2000s

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    Laura Linney, Jennifer Carpenter, Tom Wilkinson

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    Thirteen Ghosts is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Scariest Movies of the 2000s


    Shannon Elizabeth, Tony Shalhoub, Matthew Lillard

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    Sinister is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Scariest Movies of the 2000s

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    Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio, Fred Thompson

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    Reese Witherspoon, Christian Bale, Willem Dafoe

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    The Strangers is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Scariest Movies of the 2000s

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    Liv Tyler, Gemma Ward, Scott Speedman

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    Wrong Turn is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Scariest Movies of the 2000s


    Eliza Dushku, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Kevin Zegers

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    Drag Me to Hell is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Scariest Movies of the 2000s


    Octavia Spencer, Justin Long, Lia Johnson

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    The Orphanage is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Scariest Movies of the 2000s

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    Geraldine Chaplin, Belén Rueda, Édgar Vivar

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    Let the Right One In is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Scariest Movies of the 2000s


    Lina Leandersson, Tom Ljungman, Philip Hersh

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    Joy Ride is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Scariest Movies of the 2000s


    Paul Walker, Leelee Sobieski, Walton Goggins

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    Jeepers Creepers 2 is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Scariest Movies of the 2000s


    Justin Long, Nicki Aycox, Ray Wise

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    Signs is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Scariest Movies of the 2000s


    Mel Gibson, Joaquin Phoenix, Abigail Breslin

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    Red Dragon is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Scariest Movies of the 2000s


    Anthony Hopkins, Ralph Fiennes, Edward Norton

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    Identity is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Scariest Movies of the 2000s


    Amanda Peet, John Cusack, Alfred Molina

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    REC is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Scariest Movies of the 2000s


    Manuela Velasco, Javier Botet, Ana Isabel Velásquez

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    Hannibal is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Scariest Movies of the 2000s


    Julianne Moore, Gary Oldman, Anthony Hopkins

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    Cabin Fever is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Scariest Movies of the 2000s


    Eli Roth, Cerina Vincent, Jordan Ladd

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    Orphan is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Scariest Movies of the 2000s


    Vera Farmiga, Peter Sarsgaard, Margo Martindale

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    Darkness Falls is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Scariest Movies of the 2000s


    Emily Browning, Emma Caulfield, Sullivan Stapleton

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    The Machinist is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Scariest Movies of the 2000s


    Christian Bale, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Michael Ironside

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    Freddy vs. Jason is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Scariest Movies of the 2000s


    Evangeline Lilly, Kelly Rowland, Monica Keena

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    Wolf Creek is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Scariest Movies of the 2000s

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    Teresa Palmer, John Jarratt, Kestie Morassi

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    From Hell is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Scariest Movies of the 2000s


    Heather Graham, Ian Holm, Robbie Coltrane

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    Secret Window is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Scariest Movies of the 2000s


    Johnny Depp, Maria Bello, John Turturro

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    Heather Donahue, Joshua Leonard, Michael C. Williams

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    Scream 3 is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Scariest Movies of the 2000s

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    Courteney Cox, Jenny McCarthy, Carrie Fisher

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    30 Days of Night is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Scariest Movies of the 2000s

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    Josh Hartnett, Melissa George, Ben Foster

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    Odette Annable, Lizzy Caplan, Jessica Lucas

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    What Lies Beneath is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Scariest Movies of the 2000s


    Michelle Pfeiffer, Harrison Ford, Amber Valletta

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    Alien vs. Predator is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Scariest Movies of the 2000s


    Sanaa Lathan, Lance Henriksen, Tommy Flanagan

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    Cursed is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Scariest Movies of the 2000s

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    Christina Ricci, Shannon Elizabeth, Portia de Rossi

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    Ring 2 is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Scariest Movies of the 2000s

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    Hiroyuki Sanada, Kyoko Fukada, Miki Nakatani

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    Ginger Snaps is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Scariest Movies of the 2000s

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    Lucy Lawless, Mimi Rogers, Katharine Isabelle

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    Ju-on: The Curse is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Scariest Movies of the 2000s


    Chiaki Kuriyama, Takashi Matsuyama, Taro Suwa

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    Ju-on: The Grudge is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Scariest Movies of the 2000s


    Itou Misaki, Megumi Okina, Takashi Matsuyama

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