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The 20 Best Horror Movies of the 21st Century: IndieWire

We live in scary times that can often feel like lot more unsettling than any fictional horror movie, but some of the best horror movies tap into real world terrors — and that's especially true of the highlights from the last two decades of the genre, one of the most varied in its history. From graphic depictions of gory showdowns to subtler looks at psychological dread, the best horror movies of the 21st century typically focused on a handful of people struggling to survive a dark force beyond their comprehension. Who can't relate to that? Here are 20 of the most potent examples, ranked from top to bottom.
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1
The Descent (2005)
The Descent (2005)
2
The Mist (2007)
The Mist (2007)
3
The Cabin in the Woods (2012)
The Cabin in the Woods (2012)
4
[REC] (2007)
[REC] (2007)
5
You're Next (2011)
You're Next (2011)
6
The Human Centipede (First Sequence) (2009)
The Human Centipede (First Sequence) (2009)
7
The Others (2001)
The Others (2001)
8
The Witch (2016)
The Witch (2016)
9
The Strangers (2008)
The Strangers (2008)
10
Hostel (2005)
Hostel (2005)
11
Get Out (2017)
Get Out (2017)
12
The Orphanage (2007)
The Orphanage (2007)
13
The Babadook (2014)
The Babadook (2014)
14
It Follows (2015)
It Follows (2015)
15
Let the Right One in (2008)
Let the Right One in (2008)
16
Shaun of the Dead (2004)
Shaun of the Dead (2004)
17
Antichrist (2009)
Antichrist (2009)
18
Inside (2016)
Inside (2016)
19
The Loved Ones (2009)
The Loved Ones (2009)
20
28 Days Later (2002)
28 Days Later (2002)
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