The Scariest Movies of the 2000s Films

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

    Rosario Dawson, Spencer Grammer, Vanessa Ferlito

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

    Eli Roth, Ashley Robbins, Jay Hernandez

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

    Ving Rhames, Ty Burrell, Kevin Zegers

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    28 Weeks Later is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Scariest Movies of the 2000s

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    Rose Byrne, Idris Elba, Jeremy Renner

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

    Danny Glover, Monica Potter, Shawnee Smith

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    The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Scariest Movies of the 2000s

    Jessica Biel, R. Lee Ermey, Mike Vogel

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    Final Destination is listed (or ranked) 13 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) 14 on the list The Scariest Movies of the 2000s

    Katie Featherston, Micah Sloat, Randy McDowell

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    Thomas Jane, Marcia Gay Harden, Laurie Holden

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

    Eliza Dushku, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Kevin Zegers

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    Jeepers Creepers 2 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Scariest Movies of the 2000s

    Justin Long, Nicki Aycox, Ray Wise

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    Reese Witherspoon, Christian Bale, Willem Dafoe

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

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    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

    Lina Leandersson, Tom Ljungman, Philip Hersh

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

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    Laura Linney, Jennifer Carpenter, Tom Wilkinson

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

    Paul Walker, Leelee Sobieski, Walton Goggins

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    Thirteen Ghosts is listed (or ranked) 23 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) 24 on the list The Scariest Movies of the 2000s

    Anthony Hopkins, Ralph Fiennes, Edward Norton

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

    Mel Gibson, Joaquin Phoenix, Abigail Breslin

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    Drag Me to Hell is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Scariest Movies of the 2000s

    Octavia Spencer, Justin Long, Lia Johnson

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

    Manuela Velasco, Javier Botet, Ana Isabel Velásquez

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

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    Geraldine Chaplin, Belén Rueda, Édgar Vivar

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

    Eli Roth, Cerina Vincent, Jordan Ladd

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

    Amanda Peet, John Cusack, Alfred Molina

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

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    Liv Tyler, Gemma Ward, Scott Speedman

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

    Emily Browning, Emma Caulfield, Sullivan Stapleton

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

    Julianne Moore, Gary Oldman, Anthony Hopkins

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

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    Teresa Palmer, John Jarratt, Kestie Morassi

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

    Vera Farmiga, Peter Sarsgaard, Margo Martindale

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    The Machinist is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Scariest Movies of the 2000s

    Christian Bale, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Michael Ironside

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

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    Lucy Lawless, Mimi Rogers, Katharine Isabelle

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    Odette Annable, Lizzy Caplan, Jessica Lucas

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    What Lies Beneath is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Scariest Movies of the 2000s

    Michelle Pfeiffer, Harrison Ford, Amber Valletta

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    Freddy vs. Jason is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Scariest Movies of the 2000s

    Evangeline Lilly, Kelly Rowland, Monica Keena

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

    David Cronenberg, Lexa Doig, Peter Mensah

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    Scream 3 is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Scariest Movies of the 2000s

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    Courteney Cox, Jenny McCarthy, Carrie Fisher

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

    Heather Graham, Ian Holm, Robbie Coltrane

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    Alien vs. Predator is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Scariest Movies of the 2000s

    Sanaa Lathan, Lance Henriksen, Tommy Flanagan

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    House of 1000 Corpses is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Scariest Movies of the 2000s

    Rob Zombie, Chris Hardwick, Karen Black

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

    Jennifer Lopez, Vince Vaughn, Vincent D'Onofrio

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

    Matthew McConaughey, Bill Paxton, Powers Boothe

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

    Johnny Depp, Maria Bello, John Turturro

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

    Keira Knightley, Thora Birch, Embeth Davidtz

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