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The Best 2000s Thriller Movies

Updated June 27, 2019 863 votes 210 voters 7.9k views35 items

List RulesVote up your favorite suspense films that were released in the 2000s

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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    Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen

    Released2008

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    Released2009

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    Evangeline Lilly, Ralph Fiennes

    Released2008

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    Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson

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    Matt Damon, Julia Stiles

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