We all watch movies, and which is the “best” is a matter of opinion really. Here are the top 10 supernatural movies from 2000-2010. Don’t forget to check out other lists throughout Thought for Your Penny.
10. Epitaph (2007) 55% at Rotten Tomatoes
A haunted hospital is the last place you want to be, but that’s where Dr. Park Jung-nam found himself back in 1942. He fell in love with the corpse of his dead fiance, and ghosts begin running amok in this supernatural story.
Director: Beom-sik Jeong, Sik Jung
Starring: Jae-Hwan Choi, Mu-song Jeon, Jin-an Jeong
9. A Christmas Carol (2009) 54% at Rotten Tomatoes
Charles Dickens’s classic novel about Ebeneezer Scrooge is adapted to the big screen once again with Carrey taking center stage playing an array of characters. The ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future visit the miser and convince him to change his ways in this ghost tale.
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Starring: Jim Carrey, Gary Oldman, Colin Firth
8. Final Destination (2000) 34% at Rotten Tomatoes
When Alex’s premonition gets several of his classmates kicked off an airplane, he ends up saving their lives. Soon they’re stalked by death itself in the haunted movie that kicked off the popular series.
Director: James Wong
Starring: Devon Sawa, Ali Larter, Tony Todd
7. The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005) 44% at Rotten Tomatoes
Based on a true story, a detective investigates the death of a young girl during a priest’s exorcism. Whether or not you believe in ghosts, spirits, demons, or devils, something certainly haunted Emily Rose.
Director: Scott Derrickson
Starring: Laura Linney, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Tom Wilkinson
6. Bubba Ho-Tep (2002) 78% at Rotten Tomatoes
Campbell is known for making schlocky gorefests cool, and Bubba Ho-Tep has both Elvis and JFK fighting a mummy. It’s about the coolest ghost story you’ll ever see on film, so catch it while you can.
Director: Don Coscarelli
Starring: Bruce Campbell, Ossie Davis, Ella Joyce
5. Freddy vs Jason (2003) 41% at Rotten Tomatoes
Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees are two of the most popular movie monsters of modern times. They find themselves pitted against each other in their afterlives in a fight to their (final?) deaths. If you grew up in the 80s, watching the two ghosts responsible for your nightmares at war with each other is a pleasure.
Director: Ronny Yu
Starring: Robert Englund, Ken Kirzinger, Kelly Rowland
4. Thir13een Ghosts (2001) 14% at Rotten Tomatoes
Cyrus Kriticos, a collector of unique things, ends up having the scariest haunted house you could possibly imagine being left in your will. It turns out ghosts are created from violent deaths, and he’s housed the thirteen most violent spirits in this puzzling mansion of death.
Director: Steve Beck
Starring: Tony Shalhoub, Shannon Elizabeth, Embeth Davidtz
3. Ghost Town (2008) 86% at Rotten Tomatoes
After dying and being brought back to life, Bertram Pincus suddenly has the ability to see ghosts. Unfortunately this leads to him being led around doing a ton of favors he doesn’t really want to. During the course, he learns to open up more and be more kind to other people.
Director: David Koepp
Starring: Ricky Gervais, Greg Kinnear, Tea Leoni
2. Scary Movie (2000) 53% at Rotten Tomatoes
Scary Movie spoofs all things horror in the classic Wayans way. This movie jumpstarted an entire generation of spoofs and systematically attacks the cliches of the genre. It’s a lighthearted romp that’s every bit as watchable today thanks to the charm of Faris and the Wayans brothers.
Director: Keenen Ivory Wayans
Starring: Anna Faris, Marlon Wayons, Regina Hall
1. Corpse Bride (2005) 84% at Rotten Tomatoes
A shy groom inadvertently asks a corpse to marry him, and she rises from the grave to accept. As he’s introduced to her ghostly world, he almost begins to believe it’s a good idea to marry her. That is, until he realizes doing so will make him a ghost as well.
Director: Tim Burton, Mike Johnson
Starring: Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Emily Watson