Jaws Rip-offsby TheSonomaDude | created - 05 Aug 2012 | updated - 05 Aug 2012 | Public
Back in 1975, Jaws blew the pants off worldwide cinema, grossing nearly 500 million dollars (at the time, the highest grossing film ever made) and was nominated for several Academy Awards, including BEST PICTURE. As result, it inspired people...very uninspiringly.
While most of these are bad, some of them are extremely enjoyable. While others...
NOTE: Just because it has killer sharks in it does NOT make it a Jaws rip-off. Some of these movies dont even have sharks in them! What makes it a rip-off are the clearly inspired plot points and writing. And also notice how many of these were released in the trail of Jaws, from 76 to 79.
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1. Jaws (1975)
PG | 124 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller
A local sheriff, a marine biologist and an old seafarer team up to hunt down a great white shark wrecking havoc in a beach resort.
Votes: 472,351 | Gross: $260.00M
The original classic film.
No, it isnt a rip-off of...itself, but I just wanted to tag the list with Jaws.
3. Cruel Jaws (1995 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
A tiger shark bred by the Navy as a killing machine is wreaking havoc in the sleepy tourist town of Hampton Bay. In the meantime, the mafia is involved with sleazy real estate investments, ... See full summary »
4. Devil Fish (1984)
R | 90 min | Action, Horror, Thriller
A marine biologist, a dolphin trainer, a research scientist, and a local sheriff try to hunt down a large sea monster, a shark/octopus hybrid, that is devouring swimmers and fishermen off a south Florida coast.
Or "Monster Shark"
5. Mako: The Jaws of Death (1976)
PG | 91 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
A man accidentally learns that he has a mystical connection with sharks, and is given a strange medallion by a shaman. Becoming more and more alienated from normal society, he develops an ability to communicate with sharks telepathically, setting out to destroy anybody who harms sharks. People enter into his strange world to exploit his weird passion, and he uses the animals to gain revenge on ... See full summary »
6. Tintorera: Killer Shark (1977)
R | 126 min | Drama, Horror, Romance
Two shark hunters flirt with an attractive British lady while hunting down a large tiger shark terrorizing the Mexican East coast.
10. Grizzly (1976)
PG | 91 min | Adventure, Horror, Thriller
An eighteen-foot-tall grizzly bear terrorizes a state park, leaving it up to a Park Ranger to save the day.
Okay, its about a bear and not a shark. But the plots are IDENTICAL (a scientist, a park ranger, and a hunter go into the unknown to find a beast) and the first victims include a naked lady and a young child.
12. Aatank (1996)
113 min | Action, Thriller
Jesu and Peter are childhood friends who live in a coastal village in India and depend on fishing as their livelihood. The community is oppressed by a powerful gangster named Alphonso. Jesu... See full summary »
Turkish Jaws, everyone.
14. Shark Attack 2 (2000 Video)
R | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Horror
The mutant sharks from Dr. Craven's experiments in "Shark Attack 1" are back, this time choosing Cape Town, South Africa as their hunting ground. Two sisters, Amy and Samantha, while diving... See full summary »
The first one sucks, dont get me wrong, but it is atleast original. The sequel just rip-offs every plot aspect to Jaws.
16. Cyclone (1978)
PG-13 | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
An airplane goes down in the ocean during a storm and a few survivors find refuge on a small tour boat. Swept out to sea, these people slowly starve to death in the hot sun with barely any ... See full summary »
Actually a pretty decent movie.
18. Cave of the Sharks (1978)
Not Rated | 92 min | Adventure, Crime, Mystery
When Andres and his partner are hired to recover some valuables from an airplane that went down in the Bermuda Triangle, they face not only human treachery but also the mysterious powers of an underwater civilization.
19. Raging Sharks (2005 Video)
R | 92 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Doctor Mike Olsen returns from his oceanic observation station, where his wife Linda feels in charge, when it's reported in desperate trouble after a sudden shark attack wrecked the oxygen ... See full summary »