Top 50 Horror Movies of the 21st Century (2000-2012)

This took me awhile to think about, and it's probably bound to change as I continue to see more horror movies, but as it stands, I think this is a pretty good list for a century that has so far made very little to offer in terms of original, well-made horror.
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1.
The Descent (2005)
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A caving expedition goes horribly wrong, as the explorers become trapped and ultimately pursued by a strange breed of predators. (99 mins.)
Director: Neil Marshall
“ This was a hard choice, but looking back, this movie had the biggest effect on me when I saw it for the first time. It's such a well-made movie, with a strong cast who portray likeable characters, and the tension in the last half is just fantastic. ” - LoneWolfAndCub
 
2.
Let the Right One In (2008)
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Oskar, an overlooked and bullied boy, finds love and revenge through Eli, a beautiful but peculiar girl. (115 mins.)
Director: Tomas Alfredson
“ 10/10 ” - LoneWolfAndCub
 
3.
The Mist (2007)
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A freak storm unleashes a species of blood-thirsty creatures on a small town, where a small band of citizens hole up in a supermarket and fight for their lives. (126 mins.)
Director: Frank Darabont
“ 10/10 ” - LoneWolfAndCub
 
4.
Wolf Creek (2005)
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Three backpackers stranded in the Australian outback are befriended by a local who turns out to be a sadistic psychopath and will plunge them into a hellish nightmare of insufferable torture. (99 mins.)
Director: Greg Mclean
“ 10/10 ” - LoneWolfAndCub
 
5.
Shaun of the Dead (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A man decides to turn his moribund life around by winning back his ex-girlfriend, reconciling his relationship with his mother, and dealing with an entire community that has returned from the dead to eat the living. (99 mins.)
Director: Edgar Wright
“ 10/10 ” - LoneWolfAndCub
 
6.
The Orphanage (2007)
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A woman brings her family back to her childhood home, which used to be an orphanage for handicapped children. Before long, her son starts to communicate with an invisible new friend. (105 mins.)
Director: J.A. Bayona
“ 10/10 ” - LoneWolfAndCub
 
7.
Black Sheep (2006)
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An experiment in genetic engineering turns harmless sheep into blood-thirsty killers that terrorize a sprawling New Zealand farm. (87 mins.)
Director: Jonathan King
“ 10/10 ” - LoneWolfAndCub
 
8.
Grindhouse (2007)
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Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez's homage to exploitation double features in the 60s and 70s with two back-to-back cult films that include previews of coming attractions between them. (191 mins.)
“ 10/10 ” - LoneWolfAndCub
 
9.
28 Days Later... (2002)
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Four weeks after a mysterious, incurable virus spreads throughout the UK, a handful of survivors try to find sanctuary. (113 mins.)
Director: Danny Boyle
“ 9/10 ” - LoneWolfAndCub
 
10.
Sleepless (2001)
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An elderly and retired police detective and a young amateur sleuth team up to find a serial killer whom has resumed a killing spree in Turin, Italy after a 17-year hiatus. (117 mins.)
Director: Dario Argento
“ 9/10 ” - LoneWolfAndCub
 
11.
The Loved Ones (2009)
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When Brent turns down his classmate Lola's invitation to the prom, she concocts a wildly violent plan for revenge. (84 mins.)
Director: Sean Byrne
“ 9/10 ” - LoneWolfAndCub
 
12.
Pulse (2001)
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Two groups of people discover evidence that suggests spirits may be trying to invade the human world through the Internet. (118 mins.)
“ 9/10 ” - LoneWolfAndCub
 
13.
High Tension (2003)
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Best friends Marie and Alexia decide to spend a quiet weekend at Alexia's parents' secluded farmhouse. But on the night of their arrival, the girls' idyllic getaway turns into an endless night of horror. (91 mins.)
Director: Alexandre Aja
“ 9/10 ” - LoneWolfAndCub
 
14.
Shutter (2004)
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A young photographer and his girlfriend discover mysterious shadows in their photographs after a tragic accident. They soon learn that you can not escape your past. (97 mins.)
“ 9/10 ” - LoneWolfAndCub
 
15.
[Rec] (2007)
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A television reporter and cameraman follow emergency workers into a dark apartment building and are quickly locked inside with something terrifying. (78 mins.)
“ 9/10 ” - LoneWolfAndCub
 
16.
The Devil's Rejects (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
The murderous, backwoods Firefly family take to the road to escape a vengeful police force which is not afraid of being as ruthless as their target. (107 mins.)
Director: Rob Zombie
“ 9/10 ” - LoneWolfAndCub
 
17.
Tokyo Gore Police (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
In future Tokyo, a young woman in the privatized police force tracks down her father's killer while battling against mutant rebels known as engineers. (110 mins.)
“ 9/10 ” - LoneWolfAndCub
 
18.
Lake Mungo (2008)
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A supernatural drama about grief. (87 mins.)
Director: Joel Anderson
“ 9/10 ” - LoneWolfAndCub
 
19.
Drag Me to Hell (2009)
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A loan officer who evicts an old woman from her home finds herself the recipient of a supernatural curse. Desperate, she turns to a seer to try and save her soul, while evil forces work to push her to a breaking point. (99 mins.)
Director: Sam Raimi
“ 9/10 ” - LoneWolfAndCub
 
20.
Ichi the Killer (2001)
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As sadomasochistic yakuza enforcer Kakihara searches for his missing boss he comes across Ichi, a repressed and psychotic killer who may be able to inflict levels of pain that Kakihara has only dreamed of. (129 mins.)
Director: Takashi Miike
“ 9/10 ” - LoneWolfAndCub
 
21.
The Snowtown Murders (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Based on true events, 16 year-old Jamie falls in with his mother's new boyfriend and his crowd of self-appointed neighborhood watchmen, a relationship that leads to a spree of torture and murder. (119 mins.)
Director: Justin Kurzel
“ 8/10 ” - LoneWolfAndCub
 
22.
May (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A lonely young woman traumatized by a difficult childhood and her increasingly desperate attempts to connect with the people around her is sent into a murderous tailspin. (93 mins.)
Director: Lucky McKee
“ 8/10 ” - LoneWolfAndCub
 
23.
Battle Royale (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
In the future, the Japanese government captures a class of ninth-grade students and forces them to kill each other under the revolutionary "Battle Royale" act. (114 mins.)
Director: Kinji Fukasaku
“ 8/10 ” - LoneWolfAndCub
 
24.
Cabin Fever (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
A group of five college graduates rent a cabin in the woods and begin to fall victim to a horrifying flesh-eating virus, which attracts the unwanted attention of the homicidal locals. (93 mins.)
Director: Eli Roth
“ 8/10 ” - LoneWolfAndCub
 
25.
Dead End (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Christmas Eve. On his way to his in-laws with his family, Frank Harrington decides to try a shortcut, for the first time in 20 years. It turns out to be the biggest mistake of his life. (85 mins.)
“ 8/10 ” - LoneWolfAndCub
 
26.
The Eye (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A blind girl gets a cornea transplant so that she would be able to see again. However, she got more than what she bargained for when she realized she could even see ghosts. (99 mins.)
“ 8/10 ” - LoneWolfAndCub
 
27.
The Machine Girl (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Maimed while seeking revenge, a girl becomes stronger than ever. (96 mins.)
Director: Noboru Iguchi
“ 8/10 ” - LoneWolfAndCub
 
28.
Final Destination (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
After a teenager has a terrifying vision of him and his friends dying in a plane crash, he prevents the accident only to have Death hunt them down, one by one. (98 mins.)
Director: James Wong
“ 8/10 ” - LoneWolfAndCub
 
29.
Scream 4 (2011)
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Ten years have passed, and Sidney Prescott, who has put herself back together thanks in part to her writing, is visited by the Ghostface Killer. (111 mins.)
Director: Wes Craven
“ 8/10 ” - LoneWolfAndCub
 
30.
Antichrist (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A grieving couple retreat to their cabin in the woods, hoping to repair their broken hearts and troubled marriage. But nature takes its course and things go from bad to worse. (108 mins.)
Director: Lars von Trier
“ 8/10 ” - LoneWolfAndCub
 
31.
Diary of the Dead (2007)
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A group of young film students run into real-life zombies while filming a horror movie of their own. (95 mins.)
“ 8/10 ” - LoneWolfAndCub
 
32.
Dream Home (2010)
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Cheng Li-sheung is a young, upwardly mobile professional finally ready to invest in her first home. But when the deal falls through, she is forced to keep her dream alive - even if it means keeping her would-be neighbors dead. (96 mins.)
Director: Ho-Cheung Pang
“ 8/10 ” - LoneWolfAndCub
 
33.
We Are What We Are (2010)
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When the patriarch of the family passes away, the teenage children must take responsibility for the family chores: the preparation of the rituals... (90 mins.)
“ 8/10 ” - LoneWolfAndCub
 
34.
The Host (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A monster emerges from Seoul's Han River and focuses its attention on attacking people. One victim's loving family does what it can to rescue her from its clutches. (120 mins.)
Director: Joon Ho Bong
“ 8/10 ” - LoneWolfAndCub
 
35.
Inside (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Four months after the death of her husband, a woman on the brink of motherhood is tormented in her home by a strange woman who wants her unborn baby. (82 mins.)
“ 8/10 ” - LoneWolfAndCub
 
36.
Red White & Blue (2010)
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A woman attracts the attention of a psychotic former Army interrogator and an emotionally fragile young man caring for his ailing mother. (104 mins.)
Director: Simon Rumley
“ 8/10 ” - LoneWolfAndCub
 
37.
Ginger Snaps (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Two death-obsessed sisters, outcasts in their suburban neighborhood, must deal with the tragic consequences when one of them is bitten by a deadly werewolf. (108 mins.)
Director: John Fawcett
“ 8/10 ” - LoneWolfAndCub
 
38.
A Tale of Two Sisters (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A family is haunted by the tragedies of deaths within the family. (115 mins.)
Director: Kim Jee-woon
“ 8/10 ” - LoneWolfAndCub
 
39.
Ju-on: The Grudge (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A mysterious and vengeful spirit marks and pursues anybody who dares enter the house in which it resides. (92 mins.)
Director: Takashi Shimizu
“ 8/10 ” - LoneWolfAndCub
 
40.
Visitor Q (2001 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A troubled and perverted family find their lives intruded by a mysterious stranger who seems to help find a balance in their disturbing natures. (84 mins.)
Director: Takashi Miike
“ 8/10 ” - LoneWolfAndCub
 
41.
The Woman (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
When a successful country lawyer captures and attempts to "civilize" the last remaining member of a violent clan that has roamed the Northeast coast for decades, he puts the lives of his family in jeopardy. (101 mins.)
Director: Lucky McKee
“ 8/10 ” - LoneWolfAndCub
 
42.
The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  
Inspired by the fictional Dr. Heiter, disturbed loner Martin dreams of creating a 12-person centipede and sets out to realize his sick fantasy. (91 mins.)
Director: Tom Six
“ 8/10 ” - LoneWolfAndCub
 
43.
Them (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Lucas and Clementine live peacefully in their isolated country house, but one night they wake up to strange noise... they're not alone... and a group of hooded assailants begin to terrorize them throughout the night. (77 mins.)
“ 8/10 ” - LoneWolfAndCub
 
44.
Eden Lake (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Refusing to let anything spoil their romantic weekend break, a young couple confront a gang of loutish youths with terrifyingly brutal consequences. (91 mins.)
Director: James Watkins
“ 8/10 ” - LoneWolfAndCub
 
45.
Piranha 3D (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
After a sudden underwater tremor sets free scores of the prehistoric man-eating fish, an unlikely group of strangers must band together to stop themselves from becoming fish food for the area's new razor-toothed residents. (88 mins.)
Director: Alexandre Aja
“ 8/10 ” - LoneWolfAndCub
 
46.
Buried (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Paul is a U.S. truck driver working in Iraq. After an attack by a group of Iraqis he wakes to find he is buried alive inside a coffin. With only a lighter and a cell phone it's a race against time to escape this claustrophobic death trap. (95 mins.)
Director: Rodrigo Cortés
“ 8/10 ” - LoneWolfAndCub
 
47.
Ju-On: The Grudge 2 (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
As their curse spreads on all around, the ghosts find their chance to live once again through the pregnancy of a cursed woman. (92 mins.)
Director: Takashi Shimizu
“ 7/10 ” - LoneWolfAndCub
 
48.
The House of the Devil (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
During a night of 1983 with full lunar eclipse, Samantha Hughes takes a babysitting job surrounded by mysterious circumstances before she finds out her client's terrifying secret. (95 mins.)
Director: Ti West
“ 7/10 ” - LoneWolfAndCub
 
49.
Infection (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
INFECTION takes place in a dark, isolated hospital, where one doctors mistake has led to dire consequences for a patient. (98 mins.)
Director: Masayuki Ochiai
“ 7/10 ” - LoneWolfAndCub
 
50.
Hatchet (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
When a group of tourists on a New Orleans haunted swamp tour find themselves stranded in the wilderness, their evening of fun and spooks turns into a horrific nightmare. (85 mins.)
Director: Adam Green
“ 7/10 ” - LoneWolfAndCub