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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    The Ring is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Scariest Movies of the 2000s


    The Ring 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


    28 Days Later 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


    The Others 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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    Jeepers Creepers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Scariest Movies of the 2000s


    Jeepers Creepers Justin Long, Eileen Brennan, Victor Salva

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


    Descent Rosario Dawson, Spencer Grammer, Vanessa Ferlito

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


    Emilie de Ravin, Vinessa Shaw, Ted Levine

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

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    Saw Danny Glover, Monica Potter, Shawnee Smith

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


    Jessica Biel, R. Lee Ermey, Mike Vogel

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    Dawn of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Scariest Movies of the 2000s


    Dawn of the Dead Ving Rhames, Ty Burrell, Kevin Zegers

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


    Final Destination Ali Larter, Seann William Scott, Devon Sawa

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    28 Weeks Later is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Scariest Movies of the 2000s

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    28 Weeks Later Rose Byrne, Idris Elba, Jeremy Renner

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    Paranormal Activity is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Scariest Movies of the 2000s


    Paranormal Activity Katie Featherston, Micah Sloat, Randy McDowell

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


    The Mist Thomas Jane, Marcia Gay Harden, Laurie Holden

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


    Hostel Eli Roth, Ashley Robbins, Jay Hernandez

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    American Psycho is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Scariest Movies of the 2000s


    American Psycho Reese Witherspoon, Christian Bale, Willem Dafoe

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    The Exorcism of Emily Rose is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Scariest Movies of the 2000s

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    The Exorcism of Emily Rose Laura Linney, Jennifer Carpenter, Tom Wilkinson

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


    Wrong Turn Eliza Dushku, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Kevin Zegers

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    Sinister is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Scariest Movies of the 2000s

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    Sinister Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio, Fred Thompson

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    Let the Right One In is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Scariest Movies of the 2000s


    Let the Right One In Lina Leandersson, Tom Ljungman, Philip Hersh

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


    REC Manuela Velasco, Javier Botet, Ana Isabel Velásquez

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    The Strangers is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Scariest Movies of the 2000s

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    The Strangers Liv Tyler, Gemma Ward, Scott Speedman

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    Jeepers Creepers 2 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Scariest Movies of the 2000s


    Justin Long, Nicki Aycox, Ray Wise

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    The Orphanage is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Scariest Movies of the 2000s

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    The Orphanage Geraldine Chaplin, Belén Rueda, Édgar Vivar

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


    Joy Ride Paul Walker, Leelee Sobieski, Walton Goggins

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    Thirteen Ghosts is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Scariest Movies of the 2000s


    Shannon Elizabeth, Tony Shalhoub, Matthew Lillard

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


    Red Dragon Anthony Hopkins, Ralph Fiennes, Edward Norton

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    Drag Me to Hell is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Scariest Movies of the 2000s


    Drag Me to Hell Octavia Spencer, Justin Long, Lia Johnson

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


    Hannibal Julianne Moore, Gary Oldman, Anthony Hopkins

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


    Eli Roth, Cerina Vincent, Jordan Ladd

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


    Identity Amanda Peet, John Cusack, Alfred Molina

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


    Signs Mel Gibson, Joaquin Phoenix, Abigail Breslin

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    Darkness Falls is listed (or ranked) 33 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) 34 on the list The Scariest Movies of the 2000s


    The Machinist Christian Bale, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Michael Ironside

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


    Orphan Vera Farmiga, Peter Sarsgaard, Margo Martindale

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


    Freddy vs. Jason Evangeline Lilly, Kelly Rowland, Monica Keena

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

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    Ginger Snaps Lucy Lawless, Mimi Rogers, Katharine Isabelle

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

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    Wolf Creek Teresa Palmer, John Jarratt, Kestie Morassi

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    Scream 3 is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Scariest Movies of the 2000s

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    Scream 3 Courteney Cox, Jenny McCarthy, Carrie Fisher

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    Cloverfield is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Scariest Movies of the 2000s


    Cloverfield Odette Annable, Lizzy Caplan, Jessica Lucas

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    What Lies Beneath is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Scariest Movies of the 2000s


    Michelle Pfeiffer, Harrison Ford, Amber Valletta

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    Ju-on: The Curse is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Scariest Movies of the 2000s


    Chiaki Kuriyama, Takashi Matsuyama, Taro Suwa

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    Secret Window is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Scariest Movies of the 2000s


    Secret Window Johnny Depp, Maria Bello, John Turturro

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    Jason X is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Scariest Movies of the 2000s


    David Cronenberg, Lexa Doig, Peter Mensah

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    Frailty is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Scariest Movies of the 2000s


    Frailty Matthew McConaughey, Bill Paxton, Powers Boothe

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


    From Hell Heather Graham, Ian Holm, Robbie Coltrane

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


    The Hole Keira Knightley, Thora Birch, Embeth Davidtz

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


    The Mothman Prophecies Richard Gere, Debra Messing, Laura Linney

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    Seed of Chucky is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Scariest Movies of the 2000s

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    Jennifer Tilly, Martha Stewart, Redman

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    The Blair Witch Project is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Scariest Movies of the 2000s

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    The Blair Witch Project Heather Donahue, Joshua Leonard, Michael C. Williams

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