scary The Scariest Movies of the 2000s  

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List Rules 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 Cillian Murphy, Christopher Eccleston, Naomie Harris

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The Others Nicole Kidman, Christopher Eccleston, Michelle Fairley

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The Grudge Sarah Michelle Gellar, KaDee Strickland, Bill Pullman

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Saw Danny Glover, Monica Potter, Shawnee Smith

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Paranormal Activity Katie Featherston, Micah Sloat, Randy McDowell

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Jeepers Creepers Justin Long, Eileen Brennan, Victor Salva

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Sinister Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio, Fred Thompson

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The Strangers Liv Tyler, Gemma Ward, Scott Speedman

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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Jessica Biel, R. Lee Ermey, Mike Vogel

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Final Destination Ali Larter, Seann William Scott, Devon Sawa

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The Hills Have Eyes Emilie de Ravin, Vinessa Shaw, Ted Levine

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Descent Rosario Dawson, Spencer Grammer, Vanessa Ferlito

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30 Days of Night Josh Hartnett, Melissa George, Ben Foster

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28 Weeks Later Rose Byrne, Idris Elba, Jeremy Renner

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The Mist is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Scariest Movies of the 2000s
The Mist Thomas Jane, Marcia Gay Harden, Laurie Holden

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

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American Psycho is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Scariest Movies of the 2000s
American Psycho Reese Witherspoon, Christian Bale, Willem Dafoe

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Hostel Eli Roth, Ashley Robbins, Jay Hernandez

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

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The Orphanage Geraldine Chaplin, Belén Rueda, Édgar Vivar

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

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Signs Mel Gibson, Joaquin Phoenix, Abigail Breslin

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

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Joy Ride Paul Walker, Leelee Sobieski, Walton Goggins

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Jeepers Creepers 2 Justin Long, Nicki Aycox, Ray Wise

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REC Manuela Velasco, Javier Botet, Ana Isabel Velásquez

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Wolf Creek Teresa Palmer, John Jarratt, Kestie Morassi

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Orphan Vera Farmiga, Peter Sarsgaard, Margo Martindale

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Wrong Turn Eliza Dushku, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Kevin Zegers

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Thirteen Ghosts Shannon Elizabeth, Tony Shalhoub, Matthew Lillard

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Cabin Fever Eli Roth, Cerina Vincent, Jordan Ladd

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Cloverfield is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Scariest Movies of the 2000s
Cloverfield Odette Annable, Lizzy Caplan, Jessica Lucas

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Hannibal Julianne Moore, Gary Oldman, Anthony Hopkins

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The Blair Witch Project is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Scariest Movies of the 2000s
The Blair Witch Project Heather Donahue, Joshua Leonard, Michael C. Williams

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Identity Amanda Peet, John Cusack, Alfred Molina

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Secret Window Johnny Depp, Maria Bello, John Turturro

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Ju-on: The Curse Chiaki Kuriyama, Takashi Matsuyama, Taro Suwa

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Scream 3 Courteney Cox, Jenny McCarthy, Carrie Fisher

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Red Dragon Anthony Hopkins, Ralph Fiennes, Edward Norton

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Darkness Falls Emily Browning, Emma Caulfield, Sullivan Stapleton

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Alien vs. Predator Sanaa Lathan, Lance Henriksen, Tommy Flanagan

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Ju-on: The Grudge Itou Misaki, Megumi Okina, Takashi Matsuyama

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Ju-on: The Grudge 2 Noriko Sakai, Yui Ichikawa, Ayumu Saito

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House of 1000 Corpses Rob Zombie, Chris Hardwick, Karen Black

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The Machinist Christian Bale, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Michael Ironside

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Ring 2 Hiroyuki Sanada, Kyoko Fukada, Miki Nakatani

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

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Ju-on: The Curse 2 Takashi Matsuyama, Yui Ichikawa, Taro Suwa

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What Lies Beneath Michelle Pfeiffer, Harrison Ford, Amber Valletta