Since we’re rapidly closing in on 2010 I thought I’d take this opportunity to run down my Top 30 list of what I felt were the best “horror” movies from 2000-2009 (plus a few honorable mentions). I say “horror” in quotes because some of these are not just straight up horror as most people would know it as. There are some that involve comedy and drama and sometimes more “thriller” aspects as opposed to horror, but I still consider them to be mostly horror by nature. Most of these are pretty mainstream movies, but there are a handful of smaller productions. So lets get to it.

30. Hatchet (2006) (IMDB) (Stream Instantly)

29. Frailty (2002) (IMDB)

28. American Psycho (2000) (IMDB)

27. The Orphanage (2007) (IMDB)

26. Hannibal (2001) (IMDB)

25. Jeepers Creepers (2001) (IMDB)

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24. Slither (2006) (IMDB)

23. Behind The Mask – The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006) (IMDB) (Stream Instantly)

22. The Hills Have Eyes (2006) (IMDB)

21. Ju-On (The Grudge) (2003) (IMDB)

20. The Strangers (2008) (IMDB)

19. The Devil’s Rejects (2005) (IMDB)

18. Cabin Fever (2003) (IMDB)

17. The Host (2006) (IMDB)

16. Splinter (2008) (IMDB)

15. Dawn of the Dead (2004) (IMDB)

14. A Tale of Two Sisters (2003) (IMDB)

13. Session 9 (2001) (IMDB) (Stream Instantly)

12. <Drag Me To Hell (2009) (IMDB)

11. Let The Right One In (2008) (IMDB) (Stream Instantly)

10. 28 Days Later… (2002) (IMDB)

9. Shaun of the Dead (2004) (IMDB)

8. The Ring (2002) (IMDB)

7. SAW (2004) (IMDB)

6. The Collector (2009) (IMDB)

5. Paranormal Activity (2007/2009) (IMDB) (Stream Instantly)

4. High Tension (2003) (IMDB)

3. [REC] (2007) (IMDB)

2. Zombieland (2009) (IMDB)

1. The Descent (2005) (IMDB)

Honorable Mentions

(alphabetical order)

Cloverfield (2008) (IMDB)

Feast (2005) (IMDB)

Funny Games (2007) (IMDB)

Hostel (2005) (IMDB)

Land of the Dead (2005) (IMDB)

The Mothman Prophecies (2002) (IMDB)

The Others (2001) (IMDB) (Stream Instantly)

Planet Terror (2007) (IMDB)

The Signal (2008) (IMDB)

And that’s my list. So what were your favorite horror/thriller type movies from 2000-2009?

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  • Steph

    Loved The Host and Shaun of the Dead! I’m too wussy for the others.

  • Bjorn

    I’ve seen all but seven of those – you have good taste!

  • This is the first list where I actually agree with most of the choices…..besides [Rec] and Paranormal Activity; both are entirely over rated.

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  • Denisp04

    amityvilla is nt on d list……….
    it shud b

    • as in “The Amityville Horror” remake with Ryan Reynolds? Yeah… I don’t agree. Maybe if the movie ended 30 minutes sooner than it did, but the ending totally ruined it.

  • Bilal1997

    I do not think that Zombieland was a horror movie,

    • My wife would say otherwise… Plus, if Zombieland isn’t a horror movie, neither is Shaun of the Dead

      • Zeno79

        I think this list (and your comedies list from the same period) is pretty good. Though I would agree that Zombieland (and Shaun of the Dead) are more comedies than they are horror flicks. Perhaps a comedy horror or horror comedy whichever you prefer though I think of both of those movies as more funny than scary. In any case, nice job.

        • Maybe my next list should be Comedy-Horror movies 😛 Thanks for the comment.