Best Shark Movies

by nickbar63 | created - 11 Feb 2012 | updated - 19 Feb 2012 | Public

Love In To See Jaws,Shark Hunter,Sharktopus,Shark Attack,And Mega Shark

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1. Jaws (1975)

PG | 124 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

87 Metascore

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.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Roy Scheider, Robert Shaw, Richard Dreyfuss, Lorraine Gary

Votes: 476,772 | Gross: $260.00M

2. Jaws 2 (1978)

PG | 116 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

52 Metascore

Police chief Brody must protect the citizens of Amity after a second monstrous shark begins terrorizing the waters.

Director: Jeannot Szwarc | Stars: Roy Scheider, Lorraine Gary, Murray Hamilton, Joseph Mascolo

Votes: 58,567 | Gross: $102.92M

3. Jaws 3-D (1983)

PG | 99 min | Adventure, Horror, Thriller

27 Metascore

The sons of police chief Brody must protect customers at a SeaWorld theme park after a thirty-five-foot shark becomes trapped in the park with them.

Director: Joe Alves | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Bess Armstrong, Simon MacCorkindale, Louis Gossett Jr.

Votes: 32,295 | Gross: $45.52M

4. Jaws: The Revenge (1987)

PG-13 | 89 min | Adventure, Horror, Thriller

15 Metascore

Chief Brody's widow believes that her family is deliberately being targeted by another shark in search of revenge.

Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Lorraine Gary, Lance Guest, Mario Van Peebles, Karen Young

Votes: 34,441 | Gross: $20.76M

5. The Last Shark (1981)

PG | 88 min | Horror

James Franciscus tries to save hundreds of swimmers in a coastal resort after a Great White Shark starts terrorizing the area.

Director: Enzo G. Castellari | Stars: James Franciscus, Vic Morrow, Micaela Pignatelli, Joshua Sinclair

Votes: 1,706

6. Jaws in Japan (2009 Video)

Not Rated | 70 min | Horror

Beautiful girls are in danger. At Sunny Beach, a huge shark is waiting for his prey. College students Miki and Mai arrive on a private beach on a tropical island. They can't find the hotel ... See full summary »

Director: John Hijiri | Stars: Nonami Takizawa, Airi Nakajima, Megumi Haruno, Jun Kanaki

Votes: 454

7. Shark Hunter (2001)

R | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

Years after his parents are killed by a megalodon (an enormous shark that has supposedly been extinct for millions of years), Dr. Spencer is obsessed with the idea of hunting down and ... See full summary »

Director: Matt Codd | Stars: Antonio Sabato Jr., Christian Toulali, Grand L. Bush, Heather Marie Marsden

Votes: 827

8. Sharktopus (2010 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 89 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

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.

Director: Declan O'Brien | Stars: Eric Roberts, Kerem Bürsin, Sara Malakul Lane, Héctor Jiménez

Votes: 5,947

9. Shark Attack (1999 TV Movie)

R | 95 min | Horror, Action

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.

Director: Bob Misiorowski | Stars: Cordell McQueen, Casper Van Dien, Chris Olley, Jacob Makgoba

Votes: 2,522

10. 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 »

Director: David Worth | Stars: Thorsten Kaye, Nikita Ager, Dan Metcalfe, Caroline Bruins

Votes: 2,044

11. Shark Attack 3: Megalodon (2002 Video)

R | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

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.

Director: David Worth | Stars: John Barrowman, Jenny McShane, Ryan Cutrona, Bashar Rahal

Votes: 4,616

12. 12 Days of Terror (2004 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 87 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

For twelve days in July, 1916, a shark patrolled the waterways of northern New Jersey. This docudrama is based on Richard Fernicola's account of those days.

Director: Jack Sholder | Stars: Colin Egglesfield, Mark Dexter, Jenna Harrison, John Rhys-Davies

Votes: 1,495

13. Deep Blue Sea (1999)

R | 105 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

54 Metascore

Searching for a cure to Alzheimer's disease, a group of scientists on an isolated research facility become the prey, as a trio of intelligent sharks fight back.

Director: Renny Harlin | Stars: Thomas Jane, Saffron Burrows, Samuel L. Jackson, Jacqueline McKenzie

Votes: 109,260 | Gross: $73.65M

14. Ghost Shark 2: Urban Jaws (2015)

70 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

When Ghost Shark returns to terrorize Auckland, Mayor Broody calls in an expert ghost shark hunter to protect the citizens and finally defeat the creature.

Directors: Johnny Hall, Andrew Todd | Stars: Campbell Cooley, Johnny Hall, Steve Austin, Kathleen Burns

Votes: 103

15. Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus (2009 Video)

R | 88 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

The California coast is terrorized by two enormous prehistoric sea creatures as they battle each other for supremacy of the sea.

Director: Jack Perez | Stars: Lorenzo Lamas, Debbie Gibson, Vic Chao, Jonathan Nation

Votes: 9,688

16. Mega Shark vs. Crocosaurus (2010 Video)

R | 88 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

A megalodon battles with a crocosaurus causing massive destruction. The US Army has to try and destroy the havoc creating monsters.

Director: Christopher Ray | Stars: Gary Stretch, Jaleel White, Sarah Lieving, Robert Picardo

Votes: 4,430

17. The Reef (2010)

R | 94 min | Horror, Thriller

A great white shark hunts the crew of a capsized sailboat along the Great Barrier Reef.

Director: Andrew Traucki | Stars: Damian Walshe-Howling, Gyton Grantley, Adrienne Pickering, Zoe Naylor

Votes: 13,963

18. Shark Attack in the Mediterranean (2004 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 109 min | Thriller

Devastated by the violent death of his wife, helicopter pilot Sven Hanson (Ralph Moeller, Gladiator, Scorpion King) helplessly watches as his personal life and business unravel. He finds ... See full summary »

Director: Jorgo Papavassiliou | Stars: Ralf Moeller, Julia Stinshoff, Gregor Bloéb, Katy Karrenbauer

Votes: 865

19. Megalodon (2002 Video)

PG-13 | 90 min | Sci-Fi, Horror

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.

Director: Pat Corbitt | Stars: Leighanne Littrell, Robin Sachs, Al Sapienza, Mark Sheppard

Votes: 1,826

20. Dark Tide (2012)

PG-13 | 94 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

23 Metascore

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.

Director: John Stockwell | Stars: Halle Berry, Olivier Martinez, Ralph Brown, Sizwe Msutu

Votes: 7,269

21. 2-Headed Shark Attack (2012 Video)

R | 88 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

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.

Director: Christopher Ray | Stars: Carmen Electra, Charlie O'Connell, Brooke Hogan, Christina Bach

Votes: 5,710

22. Piranha (1978)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi

When flesh-eating piranhas are accidentally released into a summer resort's rivers, the guests become their next meal.

Director: Joe Dante | Stars: Bradford Dillman, Heather Menzies-Urich, Kevin McCarthy, Keenan Wynn

Votes: 15,749 | Gross: $6.00M

23. Piranha (1995)

R | 89 min | Horror

The private investigator Maggie McNamara from Lyon Investigation is hired by the wealthy J.R. Randolph to find his niece that has disappeared with her boyfriend. Maggie seeks out the lonely... See full summary »

Director: Scott P. Levy | Stars: William Katt, Alexandra Paul, Monte Markham, Darleen Carr

Votes: 1,534

24. Piranha 3D (2010)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Horror, Thriller

53 Metascore

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.

Director: Alexandre Aja | Stars: Elisabeth Shue, Jerry O'Connell, Richard Dreyfuss, Ving Rhames

Votes: 78,179 | Gross: $25.00M

25. Shark Night 3D (2011)

PG-13 | 90 min | Horror, Thriller

22 Metascore

A weekend at a lake house in the Louisiana Gulf turns into a nightmare for seven vacationers as they are subjected to shark attacks.

Director: David R. Ellis | Stars: Sara Paxton, Dustin Milligan, Chris Carmack, Katharine McPhee

Votes: 22,296 | Gross: $18.87M