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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    Sarah Michelle Gellar, Rosa Blasi, Bill Pullman

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    Danny Glover, Monica Potter, Shawnee Smith

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    Jessica Biel, Mike Vogel, R. Lee Ermey

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    Emilie de Ravin, Ted Levine, Vinessa Shaw

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    Reese Witherspoon, Christian Bale, Jared Leto

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    Paul Walker, Leelee Sobieski, Walton Goggins

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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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    Marcia Gay Harden, Thomas Jane, Alexa Davalos

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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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    Shannon Elizabeth, Tony Shalhoub, Matthew Lillard

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    Tyra Banks, Jamie Lee Curtis, Busta Rhymes

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    Amanda Peet, John Cusack, Ray Liotta

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    Octavia Spencer, Justin Long, Lia Johnson

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    Eliza Dushku, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Kevin Zegers

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    Shauna Macdonald, Alex Reid, MyAnna Buring

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    Mel Gibson, Joaquin Phoenix, Abigail Breslin

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    Christian Bale, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Michael Ironside

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    Odette Annable, Lizzy Caplan, Jessica Lucas

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    Eli Roth, Jay Hernandez, Ashley Robbins

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    Julianne Moore, Gary Oldman, Anthony Hopkins

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    Justin Long, Ray Wise, Al Santos

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    Nicole Kidman, Christopher Eccleston, Michelle Fairley

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    Vera Farmiga, Margo Martindale, Peter Sarsgaard

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    David Cronenberg, Lexa Doig, Peter Mensah

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    Eli Roth, Cerina Vincent, Rider Strong

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    Stellan Skarsgård, Izabella Scorupco, James D'Arcy

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    Emily Browning, Emma Caulfield, Sullivan Stapleton

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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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    Matthew McConaughey, Bill Paxton, Powers Boothe

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    Javier Botet, Ana Isabel Velásquez, Manuela Velasco

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    Edward Norton, Anthony Hopkins, Ralph Fiennes

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    Johnny Depp, Maria Bello, John Turturro

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    Evangeline Lilly, Kelly Rowland, Monica Keena

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    Jodelle Ferland, Marc Blucas, Alexander Gould

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    Sanaa Lathan, Lance Henriksen, Colin Salmon

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    Johnny Depp, Heather Graham, Ian Holm

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    David Caruso, Josh Lucas, Paul Guilfoyle

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    Keira Knightley, Thora Birch, Embeth Davidtz

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    Katherine Heigl, Denise Richards, David Boreanaz

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