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The greatest ‘00s thriller movies are chock full of big stars, unforgettable heroes, and seat-gripping suspense. The 2000s saw the return of Batman, an Oscar for Martin Scorsese, and Tarantino returning in top form.


What are the best ‘00s thriller movies? Christopher Nolan had a big decade, giving us the
Dark Knight trilogy that reimagined Batman as a darker, grittier hero. Heath Ledger’s performance as the Joker earned him a posthumous Oscar nod. Nolan also wrote and directed the psychological thriller Memento, a film that plays with chronology and sequencing, presenting a muddled but captivating picture. Martin Scorsese directed The Departed, an intense crime thriller set in Boston, a marked departure from his usual New York setting. Another significant 2000s suspense movies on this list is American Psycho. Based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis and starring Christian Bale (also of The Dark Knight fame), the film is known for its gruesome violence and unforgiving portrayal of Manhattan’s upper crust.


Here, you’ll also find films like
The Hurt Locker, an unflinching story of bomb diffusers in the embattled Middle East. Did we include your ultimate ‘00s thriller movie? Help us re-rank this list by adding anything we missed and be sure to vote up your favorites! 

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The Dark Knight is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 2000s Thriller Movies
The Dark Knight Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman, Gary Oldman

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No Country for Old Men is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 2000s Thriller Movies
No Country for Old Men Javier Bardem, Tommy Lee Jones, Woody Harrelson

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Memento is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 2000s Thriller Movies
Memento Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano

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The Departed is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 2000s Thriller Movies
The Departed Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson, Alec Baldwin

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American Psycho is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 2000s Thriller Movies
American Psycho Reese Witherspoon, Christian Bale, Willem Dafoe - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Kill Bill Volume 1 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 2000s Thriller Movies
Kill Bill Volume 1 Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Quentin Tarantino

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The Prestige is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 2000s Thriller Movies
The Prestige Scarlett Johansson, David Bowie, Hugh Jackman

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Batman Begins is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 2000s Thriller Movies
Batman Begins Katie Holmes, Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman

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V for Vendetta is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 2000s Thriller Movies
V for Vendetta Natalie Portman, John Hurt, Hugo Weaving

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The Bourne Identity is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 2000s Thriller Movies
The Bourne Identity Matt Damon, Clive Owen, Julia Stiles

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Mulholland Drive is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 2000s Thriller Movies
Mulholland Drive Naomi Watts, Billy Ray Cyrus, Melissa George

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Sin City is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 2000s Thriller Movies
Sin City Jessica Alba, Bruce Willis, Mickey Rourke

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A History of Violence is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 2000s Thriller Movies
A History of Violence Viggo Mortensen, Maria Bello, Ed Harris

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Children of Men is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 2000s Thriller Movies
Children of Men Julianne Moore, Clive Owen, Michael Caine

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Mystic River is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 2000s Thriller Movies
Mystic River Emmy Rossum, Sean Penn, Kevin Bacon

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Inside Man is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 2000s Thriller Movies
Inside Man Jodie Foster, Denzel Washington, Willem Dafoe - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Kill Bill Volume 2 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 2000s Thriller Movies
Kill Bill Volume 2 Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Samuel L. Jackson

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Collateral is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 2000s Thriller Movies
Collateral Tom Cruise, Jamie Foxx, Jason Statham

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The Devil's Backbone is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 2000s Thriller Movies
The Devil's Backbone Eduardo Noriega, Marisa Paredes, Federico Luppi

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Munich is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 2000s Thriller Movies
Munich Daniel Craig, Eric Bana, Geoffrey Rush

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Sherlock Holmes is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 2000s Thriller Movies
Sherlock Holmes Rachel McAdams, Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law

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Taken is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 2000s Thriller Movies
Taken Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen, Maggie Grace

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Avatar is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 2000s Thriller Movies
Avatar Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Rodriguez

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Training Day is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 2000s Thriller Movies
Training Day Eva Mendes, Snoop Dogg, Denzel Washington

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Gone Baby Gone is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 2000s Thriller Movies
Gone Baby Gone Morgan Freeman, Michelle Monaghan, Ed Harris

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Casino Royale is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best 2000s Thriller Movies
Casino Royale Alessandra Ambrosio, Eva Green, Daniel Craig

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Eastern Promises is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best 2000s Thriller Movies
Eastern Promises Naomi Watts, Viggo Mortensen, Tatiana Maslany

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Unbreakable is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best 2000s Thriller Movies
Unbreakable Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Robin Wright

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The Hurt Locker is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best 2000s Thriller Movies
The Hurt Locker Evangeline Lilly, Ralph Fiennes, Jeremy Renner

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Ocean's Eleven is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best 2000s Thriller Movies
Ocean's Eleven Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, George Clooney

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The Bourne Ultimatum is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best 2000s Thriller Movies
The Bourne Ultimatum Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, Brian Cox

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The Bourne Supremacy is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best 2000s Thriller Movies
The Bourne Supremacy Matt Damon, Julia Stiles, Michelle Monaghan

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Minority Report is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best 2000s Thriller Movies
Minority Report Cameron Diaz, Tom Cruise, Colin Farrell

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Battle Royale is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best 2000s Thriller Movies
Battle Royale Beat Kitano, Chiaki Kuriyama, Kou Shibasaki

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The White Ribbon is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best 2000s Thriller Movies
The White Ribbon Rainer Bock, Birgit Minichmayr, Susanne Lothar