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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    Saw 
	is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Scariest Movies of the 2000s


    Danny Glover, Monica Potter, Shawnee Smith

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


    Emilie de Ravin, Vinessa Shaw, Ted Levine

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


    Jessica Biel, R. Lee Ermey, Mike Vogel

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


    Rosario Dawson, Spencer Grammer, Vanessa Ferlito

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    Paranormal Activity 
	is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Scariest Movies of the 2000s


    Katie Featherston, Micah Sloat, Randy McDowell

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


    Ali Larter, Seann William Scott, Devon Sawa

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    Thomas Jane, Marcia Gay Harden, Laurie Holden

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

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    Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio, Fred Thompson

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    Dawn of the Dead 
	is listed (or ranked) 14 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) 15 on the list The Scariest Movies of the 2000s

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    Rose Byrne, Idris Elba, Jeremy Renner

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


    Eli Roth, Ashley Robbins, Jay Hernandez

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    Reese Witherspoon, Christian Bale, Willem Dafoe

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    30 Days of Night 
	is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Scariest Movies of the 2000s

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    Josh Hartnett, Melissa George, Ben Foster

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

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    Laura Linney, Jennifer Carpenter, Tom Wilkinson

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    Thirteen Ghosts 
	is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Scariest Movies of the 2000s


    Shannon Elizabeth, Tony Shalhoub, Matthew Lillard

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    Let the Right One In 
	is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Scariest Movies of the 2000s


    Lina Leandersson, Tom Ljungman, Philip Hersh

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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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    Wrong Turn 
	is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Scariest Movies of the 2000s


    Eliza Dushku, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Kevin Zegers

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    Drag Me to Hell 
	is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Scariest Movies of the 2000s


    Octavia Spencer, Justin Long, Lia Johnson

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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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    The Strangers 
	is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Scariest Movies of the 2000s

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    Liv Tyler, Gemma Ward, Scott Speedman

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

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    Geraldine Chaplin, Belén Rueda, Édgar Vivar

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


    Manuela Velasco, Javier Botet, Ana Isabel Velásquez

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    Jeepers Creepers 2 
	is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Scariest Movies of the 2000s


    Justin Long, Nicki Aycox, Ray Wise

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


    Anthony Hopkins, Ralph Fiennes, Edward Norton

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


    Julianne Moore, Gary Oldman, Anthony Hopkins

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    Orphan 
	is listed (or ranked) 33 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) 34 on the list The Scariest Movies of the 2000s


    Christian Bale, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Michael Ironside

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


    Eli Roth, Cerina Vincent, Jordan Ladd

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


    Emily Browning, Emma Caulfield, Sullivan Stapleton

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    Freddy vs. Jason 
	is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Scariest Movies of the 2000s


    Evangeline Lilly, Kelly Rowland, Monica Keena

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    From Hell 
	is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Scariest Movies of the 2000s


    Heather Graham, Ian Holm, Robbie Coltrane

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    Odette Annable, Lizzy Caplan, Jessica Lucas

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    Wolf Creek 
	is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Scariest Movies of the 2000s

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    Teresa Palmer, John Jarratt, Kestie Morassi

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


    Johnny Depp, Maria Bello, John Turturro

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    Ring 2 
	is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Scariest Movies of the 2000s

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    Hiroyuki Sanada, Kyoko Fukada, Miki Nakatani

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    Heather Donahue, Joshua Leonard, Michael C. Williams

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    House of 1000 Corpses 
	is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Scariest Movies of the 2000s


    Rob Zombie, Chris Hardwick, Karen Black

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    What Lies Beneath 
	is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Scariest Movies of the 2000s


    Michelle Pfeiffer, Harrison Ford, Amber Valletta

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    Alien vs. Predator 
	is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Scariest Movies of the 2000s


    Sanaa Lathan, Lance Henriksen, Tommy Flanagan

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

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    Lucy Lawless, Mimi Rogers, Katharine Isabelle

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    Ju-on: The Curse 
	is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Scariest Movies of the 2000s


    Chiaki Kuriyama, Takashi Matsuyama, Taro Suwa

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    Scream 3 
	is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Scariest Movies of the 2000s

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    Courteney Cox, Jenny McCarthy, Carrie Fisher

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

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    Christina Ricci, Shannon Elizabeth, Portia de Rossi

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