Worst Shark Movies of All Times

Spielberg's "Jaws" (1975) inspired a lot of horrible, amateur imitations and sequels. ["Jaws 2", despite being only half as good as the original, is still quite acceptable.] This list celebrates 40 years of bad shark movies (1976-2016).
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1.
Mako: The Jaws of Death (1976)
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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 anybody who double crosses him. (91 mins.)
Director: William Grefé
“ Boring. Keep away. ” - Dikran Kayfian
 
2.
Shark Kill (1976 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  
A marine biologist and a shark hunter set sail to find a giant man-eating great white shark. (76 mins.)
“ The visual quality of that one was comparable to a Nessie photograph. ” - Dikran Kayfian
 
3.
Tintorera: Killer Shark (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.0/10 X  
Two shark hunters flirt with an attractive British lady while hunting down a large tiger shark terrorizing the Mexican East coast. (126 mins.)
“ Features some hilarious scenes ” - Dikran Kayfian
 
4.
The Last Shark (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  
James Franciscus tries to save hundreds of swimmers in a coastal resort after a Great White Shark starts terrorizing the area. (88 mins.)
 
5.
Jaws 3-D (1983)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  
The sons of police chief Brody must protect civilians at a SeaWorld theme park after a 35-foot shark becomes trapped in the park with them. (99 mins.)
Director: Joe Alves
“ Features Dennis Quaid & Lea Thompson, so it has a silver lining. ” - Dikran Kayfian
 
6.
Jaws: The Revenge (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.9/10 X  
Chief Brody's widow believes that her family is deliberately being targeted by another shark in search of revenge. (89 mins.)
Director: Joseph Sargent
 
7.
Deep Blood (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.9/10 X  
Several young men have to stop an ancient native American evil in the form of a killer shark which is attacking a small beach community. (90 mins.)
Director: Raf Donato
 
8.
Cruel Jaws (1995 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.0/10 X  
A tiger shark bred by the Navy as a killing machine is wreaking havoc in the sleepy tourist town of Hampton Bay... (93 mins.)
Director: William Snyder
“ 1/2 star for the effort ” - Dikran Kayfian
 
9.
Shark (1998 Video)
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(90 mins.)
Director: Zac Reeder
 
10.
Shark Attack (1999 TV Movie)
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In a once serene African fishing village, a marine biologist goes in search of some answers when his friend becomes a victim in one of a series of brutal shark attacks. (95 mins.)
Director: Bob Misiorowski
 
11.
Shark Attack 2 (2000 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.0/10 X  
The mutant sharks from Dr. Craven's experiments in "Shark Attack 1" are back, this time choosing Cape Town... (98 mins.)
Director: David Worth
 
12.
Shark Hunter (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.9/10 X  
Years after his parents are killed by a megalodon (an enormous shark that has supposedly been extinct for millions of years)... (94 mins.)
Director: Matt Codd
“ Very fun in a bad way. ” - Dikran Kayfian
 
13.
Megalodon (2002 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.8/10 X  
A deep-sea drilling operation goes horribly wrong, releasing the deadliest ocean predator that has ever roamed the seas since prehistoric times-Carcharodon Megalodon...sixty feet of prehistoric terror. (90 mins.)
Director: Pat Corbitt
 
14.
Shark Attack 3: Megalodon (2002 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.8/10 X  
When two researchers discover a colossal shark's tooth off the Mexican coast their worst fears surface - the most menacing beast to ever rule the waters is still alive and mercilessly feeding on anything that crosses its path. (99 mins.)
Director: David Worth
“ The final scene also makes the list "The funniest shark videos of all times" ” - Dikran Kayfian
 
15.
Shark Zone (2003 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.6/10 X  
A man must hunt down ferocious sharks that are threatening a small beach community. (91 mins.)
Director: Danny Lerner
“ Features a memorable scene of humans speaking and screaming underwater as well as a roaring shark. ” - Dikran Kayfian
 
16.
Dark Waters (2003 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  
Moneyless, ocean-exploring gigolo and his worldly lady-friend are forced to take part in looking into the possibility that aggression - utilizing marine life - is being planned. (93 mins.)
Director: Phillip J. Roth
 
17.
Red Water (2003 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  
A freshwater shark wreaks havoc as it heads up a Louisiana river. (92 mins.)
“ One of the better movies on the worst list. ” - Dikran Kayfian
 
18.
Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus (2009 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.5/10 X  
The California coast is terrorized by two enormous prehistoric sea creatures as they battle each other for supremacy of the sea. (88 mins.)
Director: Ace Hannah
 
19.
Sand Sharks (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.6/10 X  
A shark who swims in sand terrorizes a tropical paradise. (86 mins.)
Director: Mark Atkins
“ This one is so bad that it is good. ” - Dikran Kayfian
 
20.
Ghost Shark (2013 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  
When rednecks on a fishing trip kill a great white shark, its spirit comes back for revenge, and soon turns its sights on the town of Smallport. (87 mins.)
Director: Griff Furst
“ This one is so bad that it is unwatchable. ” - Dikran Kayfian
 
21.
Blue Demon (2004 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.9/10 X  
When sharks come from afar, searching for food find a beach for meat. A group of people must stop them before they head for the beach. Will they make it? (99 mins.)
Director: Dan Grodnik
 
22.
Raging Sharks (2005 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.5/10 X  
Doctor Mike Olsen returns from his oceanic observation station, where his wife Linda feels in charge... (92 mins.)
Director: Danny Lerner
 
23.
Spring Break Shark Attack (2005 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  
Killer sharks invade the waters off the Florida coast as co-eds celebrate spring break. (88 mins.)
Director: Paul Shapiro
 
24.
SharkMan (2005 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.0/10 X  
A scientist tries to save his son from cancer but his experiments turn him into a shark-man instead. A group of people from a pharmaceutical corporation are sent to the mad doctor's island to investigate his activities. (92 mins.)
 
25.
Shark in Venice (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.5/10 X  
The seemingly tranquil waterways of Venice are terrorized by the perfect killing machine. In search... (88 mins.)
Director: Danny Lerner
 
26.
Shark Swarm (2008 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  
A fisherman and his family fight to take down a greedy real estate developer who has released toxins into the ocean, turning the area's sharks into bloodthirsty hunters. (167 mins.)
 
27.
Malibu Shark Attack (2009 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  
A tsunami floods Malibu and unleashes a hunting pack of deep-water prehistoric goblin sharks, targeting a group of lifeguards trapped in their half-submerged station on stilts and a team of construction workers stranded in a flooded house. (88 mins.)
Director: David Lister
 
28.
Jaws in Japan (2009 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1.5/10 X  
Beautiful girls are in danger. At Sunny Beach, a huge shark is waiting for his prey. College students... (70 mins.)
Director: John Hijiri
 
29.
Dinoshark (2010 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.2/10 X  
A baby dinoshark evolves into a ferocious predatory adult, terrorising tourists and locals offshore from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. (92 mins.)
Director: Kevin O'Neill
 
30.
Sharktopus (2010 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  
A half-shark, half-octopus creature created for the military, creates a whole lot of terror in Mexico while a scientist who helped create it tries to capture/kill it. (89 mins.)
Director: Declan O'Brien
 
31.
Mega Shark vs. Crocosaurus (2010 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.5/10 X  
A megalodon battles with a crocosaurus causing massive destruction. The US Army has to try and destroy the havoc creating monsters. (88 mins.)
 
32.
Snow Shark: Ancient Snow Beast (2011 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1.9/10 X  
12 years ago during a scientific expedition 3 animal biologists stumbled upon a great discovery that ended in tragedy. Whatever killed them has awoken and now the legend of the Ancient Snow Beast could prove to be more than just a legend. (79 mins.)
Director: Sam Qualiana
 
33.
Swamp Shark (2011 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  
An animal smuggling deal goes wrong, resulting in a large shark escaping into the swampy backwoods river. (85 mins.)
Director: G.E. Furst
 
34.
Super Shark (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.5/10 X  
An offshore drilling accident releases a giant primordial shark. When the shark flies and walks on land... (87 mins.)
Director: Fred Olen Ray
 
35.
Shark Night 3D (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.0/10 X  
A weekend at a lake house in the Louisiana Gulf turns into a nightmare for seven vacationers as they are subjected to shark attacks. (90 mins.)
Director: David R. Ellis
 
36.
Dark Tide (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  
A professional diver tutor returns to deep waters after 1 year, following an almost fatal encounter with a great white shark. The nightmare from the deep is still lurking - more carnivorous and hungry than ever. (94 mins.)
Director: John Stockwell
 
37.
Attack of the Jurassic Shark (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1.5/10 X  
When an oil company unwittingly unleashes a prehistoric shark from its icy prison, the Jurassic killer... (75 mins.)
Director: Brett Kelly
 
38.
2-Headed Shark Attack (2012 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.5/10 X  
Survivors escape to a deserted atoll, after their boat during a Semester at Sea ship is sunk by a mutated two-headed shark. But when the atoll starts flooding, no one is safe from the double jaws of the monster. (88 mins.)
 
39.
Jersey Shore Shark Attack (2012 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.0/10 X  
A cast of characters, strikingly similar to the cast of Jersey Shore, try to survive an epidemic of sharks attacking Miami Beach. (87 mins.)
Director: John Shepphird
 
40.
Bait (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
A freak tsunami traps shoppers at a coastal Australian supermarket inside the building - along with 12-foot Great White Sharks. (93 mins.)
Director: Kimble Rendall
 
41.
Shark Week (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.4/10 X  
A group of complete strangers find themselves isolated by a wealthy madman on his island compound. (89 mins.)
 
42.
Sharknado (2013 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  
When a freak hurricane swamps Los Angeles, nature's deadliest killer rules sea, land, and air as thousands of sharks terrorize the waterlogged populace. (86 mins.)
 
43.
Avalanche Sharks (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.3/10 X  
Avalanche Sharks tells the story of a bikini contest that turns into a horrifying affair when it is hit by a shark avalanche. (82 mins.)
Director: Scott Wheeler
 
44.
Sharknado 2: The Second One (2014 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  
Fin and April are on their way to New York, until a Category 7 Hurricane spawns heavy rain, storm surges and deadly Sharknadoes. (95 mins.)
 
45.
Piranha Sharks (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  
Great white sharks bio-engineered to be the size of piranhas with the purpose of living in rich people's exotic aquariums terrorize New York City when they get into the water supply and do what great white sharks do best. (79 mins.)
Director: Leigh Scott
 
46.
Mega Shark vs. Mecha Shark (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.6/10 X  
A new mega shark threatens to destroy humanity. The government creates an exact robotic copy of the shark, either equal to or greater than the original. Now they must fight to the death while people and whole cities get in the way. (85 mins.)
 
47.
Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda (2014 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  
An American scientist creates a half-pterodactyl, half-barracuda creature, Pteracuda, which inevitably escapes, leaving the Sharktopus to stop it. (84 mins.)
Director: Kevin O'Neill
 
48.
Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! (2015 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  
A monstrous tornado unleashes ravenous sharks from Washington, D.C., all the way down to Orlando, Florida. (93 mins.)
 
49.
Sharktopus vs. Whalewolf (2015 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  
When a mad scientist mixes the genes of a killer whale and a wolf, it creates the Whalewolf, and it's up to Sharktopus to stop it. (85 mins.)
Director: Kevin O'Neill
 
50.
Mega Shark vs. Kolossus (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.8/10 X  
In search of a new energy source, Russia accidentally reawakens the Kolossus - a giant robot doomsday device from the Cold War. At the same time, a new Mega Shark appears, threatening global security. (89 mins.)
 
51.
3-Headed Shark Attack (2015 Video)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.7/10 X  
As a mutated, three-headed, great white shark eats its way from one end of the ship to the next, the passengers have to fight the deadly predator using anything they can find. (89 mins.)
 
52.
Zombie Shark (2015 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.0/10 X  
A perfect getaway for four friends turns into survival when they fight an experimental shark. (86 mins.)
Director: Misty Talley
 
53.
Roboshark (2015 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.2/10 X  
A great white bites a UFO aircraft in the Pacific and turns into a robo/shark hybrid. (90 mins.)
Director: Jefferey Lando
 
54.
Atomic Shark (2016 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  
When a lifeguard catches wind of a dangerous anomaly off the coast of San Diego, she commissions a band of unlikely heroes to assist her on a suicide mission to save the west coast from total destruction. (90 mins.)
Director: A.B. Stone