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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    Danny Glover, Monica Potter, Shawnee Smith

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    Emilie de Ravin, Ted Levine, Vinessa Shaw

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    Sarah Michelle Gellar, Rosa Blasi, Bill Pullman

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    Jessica Biel, Mike Vogel, R. Lee Ermey

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    Sarah Polley, Ving Rhames, Kevin Zegers

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    Shauna Macdonald, Alex Reid, MyAnna Buring

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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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    Paul Walker, Leelee Sobieski, Walton Goggins

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    added by dee123 Rose Byrne, Idris Elba, Jeremy Renner

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    Reese Witherspoon, Christian Bale, Jared Leto

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    Nicole Kidman, Christopher Eccleston, Michelle Fairley

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    Marcia Gay Harden, Thomas Jane, Alexa Davalos

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    Eli Roth, Jay Hernandez, Ashley Robbins

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    Octavia Spencer, Justin Long, Lia Johnson

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    Shannon Elizabeth, Tony Shalhoub, Matthew Lillard

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    Amanda Peet, John Cusack, Ray Liotta

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    Christian Bale, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Michael Ironside

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    Eliza Dushku, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Kevin Zegers

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    Michelle Pfeiffer, Harrison Ford, Amber Valletta

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    Odette Annable, Lizzy Caplan, Jessica Lucas

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    Mel Gibson, Joaquin Phoenix, Abigail Breslin

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    Julianne Moore, Gary Oldman, Anthony Hopkins

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    Justin Long, Ray Wise, Al Santos

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    Javier Botet, Ana Isabel Velásquez, Manuela Velasco

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    Vera Farmiga, Margo Martindale, Peter Sarsgaard

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    Edward Norton, Anthony Hopkins, Ralph Fiennes

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    Jennifer Lopez, Vince Vaughn, Vincent D'Onofrio

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    David Caruso, Josh Lucas, Paul Guilfoyle

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

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    Emily Browning, Emma Caulfield, Sullivan Stapleton

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    Matthew McConaughey, Bill Paxton, Powers Boothe

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    Eli Roth, Cerina Vincent, Rider Strong

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    Sanaa Lathan, Lance Henriksen, Colin Salmon

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    Johnny Depp, Maria Bello, John Turturro

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    added by dee123 Lucy Lawless, Mimi Rogers, Katharine Isabelle

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    Tyra Banks, Jamie Lee Curtis, Busta Rhymes

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    David Cronenberg, Lexa Doig, Peter Mensah

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    Stellan Skarsgård, Izabella Scorupco, James D'Arcy

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    Evangeline Lilly, Kelly Rowland, Monica Keena

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    Jodelle Ferland, Marc Blucas, Alexander Gould

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    Rob Zombie, Rainn Wilson, Chris Hardwick

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    Lina Leandersson, Philip Hersh, Peter Carlberg

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