The Best Worst Shark Movies Ever Made

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1. Jaws (1975)

PG | 124 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

87 Metascore

When a killer shark unleashes chaos on a beach community, it's up to a local sheriff, a marine biologist, and an old seafarer to hunt the beast down.

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

Votes: 522,099 | Gross: $260.00M

2. Jaws 2 (1978)

PG | 116 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

51 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: 66,812 | Gross: $102.92M

3. The Shallows (2016)

PG-13 | 86 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

59 Metascore

A mere 200 yards from shore, surfer Nancy is attacked by a great white shark, with her short journey to safety becoming the ultimate contest of wills.

Director: Jaume Collet-Serra | Stars: Blake Lively, Óscar Jaenada, Angelo Josue Lozano Corzo, Joseph Salas

Votes: 112,269 | Gross: $55.12M

4. The Reef (2010)

R | 94 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

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: 15,981

5. Open Water (2003)

R | 79 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

63 Metascore

Based on the true story of two scuba divers accidentally stranded in shark infested waters after their tour boat has left.

Director: Chris Kentis | Stars: Blanchard Ryan, Daniel Travis, Saul Stein, Michael E. Williamson

Votes: 49,253 | Gross: $30.61M

6. Open Water 2: Adrift (2006)

R | 94 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

When a group of friends fail to lower the ladder of their boat, they find themselves stranded in the surrounding waters and struggle to survive.

Director: Hans Horn | Stars: Susan May Pratt, Richard Speight Jr., Niklaus Lange, Ali Hillis

Votes: 16,791

7. Open Water 3: Cage Dive (2017)

R | 80 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

Three friends filming an audition tape for an extreme reality show take part in shark cage diving, only to be left in great white infested waters, turning their recording into life and ... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Rascionato | Stars: Joel Hogan, Josh Potthoff, Megan Peta Hill, Pete Valley

Votes: 3,443

8. 47 Meters Down (2017)

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

52 Metascore

Two sisters vacationing in Mexico are trapped in a shark cage at the bottom of the ocean. With less than an hour of oxygen left and great white sharks circling nearby, they must fight to survive.

Director: Johannes Roberts | Stars: Mandy Moore, Claire Holt, Matthew Modine, Chris Johnson

Votes: 43,959 | Gross: $44.31M

9. Bait (III) (2012)

R | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A freak tsunami traps shoppers at a coastal Australian supermarket inside the building - along with 12-foot Great White Sharks.

Director: Kimble Rendall | Stars: Richard Brancatisano, Xavier Samuel, Chris Betts, Sharni Vinson

Votes: 15,361

10. Deep Blue Sea (1999)

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

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: 118,487 | Gross: $73.65M

11. Ghost Shark (2013 TV Movie)

87 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

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.

Director: Griff Furst | Stars: Robert Aberdeen, Jayme Bohn, Eliot Brasseaux, Amy Brassette

Votes: 2,636

12. Blue Water, White Death (1971)

G | 99 min | Documentary

Documentary focusing on great white sharks.

Directors: Peter Gimbel, James Lipscomb | Stars: Tom Chapin, Phil Clarkson, Stuart Cody, Peter Lake

Votes: 331

13. 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: 23,809 | Gross: $18.87M

14. Sand Sharks (2012)

R | 86 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

The residents of a small town team up to kill a group of evolved sharks that can swim in sand, and are terrorizing local beaches.

Director: Mark Atkins | Stars: Corin Nemec, Brooke Hogan, Vanessa Evigan, Eric Scott Woods

Votes: 4,599

15. Sharknado (2013 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 86 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

When a freak hurricane swamps Los Angeles, nature's deadliest killer rules sea, land, and air as thousands of sharks terrorize the waterlogged populace.

Director: Anthony C. Ferrante | Stars: Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, John Heard, Cassandra Scerbo

Votes: 44,517

16. Sharknado 2: The Second One (2014 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Fin and April are on their way to New York City, until a category seven hurricane spawns heavy rain, storm surges, and deadly Sharknadoes.

Director: Anthony C. Ferrante | Stars: Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, Vivica A. Fox, Mark McGrath

Votes: 17,187

17. Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! (2015 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A monstrous tornado unleashes ravenous sharks from Washington, D.C., all the way down to Orlando, Florida.

Director: Anthony C. Ferrante | Stars: Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, Cassandra Scerbo, Frankie Muniz

Votes: 11,219

18. Sharknado 4: The 4th Awakens (2016 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 95 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Fin, his family and the cosmos have been blissfully sharknado-free in the five years since the most recent attack, but now sharks and tornadoes are being whipped up in unexpected ways and places.

Director: Anthony C. Ferrante | Stars: Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, Masiela Lusha, Cody Linley

Votes: 6,851

19. Sharknado 5: Global Swarming (2017 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

With much of America lying in ruins, the rest of the world braces for a global sharknado; Fin and his family must travel around the world to stop them.

Director: Anthony C. Ferrante | Stars: Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, Cassandra Scerbo, Billy Barratt

Votes: 4,825

20. 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: 2,104

21. 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 »

Director: Bruno Mattei | Stars: David Luther, George Barnes Jr., Scott Silveria, Kirsten Urso

Votes: 616

22. Shark (1969)

M | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

A gunrunner loses his cargo near a small coastal Sudanese town so he's stuck there. When a woman hires him to raid a sunken ship in the shark-infested waters, he sees a chance to compensate for his losses. He's not the only one.

Director: Samuel Fuller | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Arthur Kennedy, Barry Sullivan, Silvia Pinal

Votes: 804

23. Beyond the Reef (1979)

PG | 91 min | Adventure, Romance

Tikoyo lives by the Bora Bora lagoon in the South Pacific, where he found a man-eating tiger shark when it was an orphaned baby, just a foot long. He named it Manidu, and it grew to be ... See full summary »

Director: Frank C. Clarke | Stars: Dayton Ka'ne, Maren Jensen, Kathleen Swan, Keahi Farden

Votes: 175 | Gross: $0.55M

24. Red Water (2003 TV Movie)

R | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

A group of oil workers being held hostage by a group of gangsters on a small oil rig are attacked by a freshwater bull shark.

Director: Charles Robert Carner | Stars: Lou Diamond Phillips, Kristy Swanson, Coolio, Jaimz Woolvett

Votes: 2,561

25. 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: 1,609

26. Sharkwater (2006)

PG | 89 min | Documentary

59 Metascore

An investigation of sharks' importance to ecosystems and humankind's mass destruction of shark species worldwide.

Director: Rob Stewart | Stars: Rob Stewart, Paul Watson, Erich Ritter, Boris Worm

Votes: 4,689 | Gross: $0.85M

27. Shark Men (2010– )

TV-PG | Documentary

Research vessel and crew go around gathering data about sharks in a very unique way.

Stars: Mark Keller, Michael Domeier, Nicole Nasby-Lucas, Roger Tilling

Votes: 77

28. Jaws: The Inside Story (2010 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary

A fascinating program that goes behind the scenes of Steven Spielberg's landmark 1975 film JAWS.

Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Steven Spielberg, David Fear, Sid Sheinberg

Votes: 239

29. The Shark Is Still Working: The Impact & Legacy of 'Jaws' (2007)

Not Rated | 100 min | Documentary

After three decades, Jaws continues to intrigue, thrill and frighten viewers. This documentary focuses on the many ways Jaws has helped to shape common elements of pop culture.

Director: Erik Hollander | Stars: Steve Alten, Joe Alves, Roy Arbogast, Steven Awalt

Votes: 595

30. Mission of the Shark: The Saga of the U.S.S. Indianapolis (1991 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 100 min | Action, Drama, History

True story of the sinking of the U.S.S. Indianapolis, its crew's struggle to survive the sharks and exposure, and the captain's scape-goat court-martial.

Director: Robert Iscove | Stars: Stacy Keach, Richard Thomas, Don Harvey, Robert Cicchini

Votes: 760

31. Worst Shark Attack Ever (2014)

21 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

What is the worst shark attack ever? Why it's the mass slaughtering of sharks. We decimate 100,000,000 sharks a year = 190 sharks a minute = 3 sharks every second. Sharks are headed towards... See full summary »

Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kim Power Stilson, Sherry Swensk

Votes: 8

32. Jurassic Shark (2000 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

The story of the shark, which has hunted for millions of years. Various scientists try to reconstruct prehistoric sharks and their world from fossil clues. Contemporary footage mixed with cg to create prehistoric sharks.

Director: Jacinth O'Donnell | Star: Jack Davenport

Votes: 28

33. Dark Tide (2012)

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

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: 7,858

34. 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: 38,717 | Gross: $20.76M

35. Kon-Tiki (2012)

PG-13 | 118 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

62 Metascore

Legendary explorer Thor Heyerdal's epic 4,300-mile crossing of the Pacific on a balsawood raft in 1947, in an effort to prove that it was possible for South Americans to settle in Polynesia in pre-Columbian times.

Directors: Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg | Stars: Pål Sverre Hagen, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Gustaf Skarsgård, Odd-Magnus Williamson

Votes: 43,128 | Gross: $1.52M

36. Soul Surfer (2011)

PG | 112 min | Biography, Drama, Family

53 Metascore

Teenage surfer Bethany Hamilton overcomes the odds and her own fears of returning to the water after losing her left arm in a shark attack.

Director: Sean McNamara | Stars: AnnaSophia Robb, Dennis Quaid, Helen Hunt, Carrie Underwood

Votes: 42,967 | Gross: $43.85M

37. Cyclone (1978)

PG-13 | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

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 »

Director: René Cardona Jr. | Stars: Arthur Kennedy, Carroll Baker, Lionel Stander, Andrés García

Votes: 431

38. 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.

Director: René Cardona Jr. | Stars: Susan George, Hugo Stiglitz, Andrés García, Fiona Lewis

Votes: 940

39. The Meg (2018)

PG-13 | 113 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

46 Metascore

A group of scientists exploring the Marianas Trench encounter the largest marine predator that has ever existed - the Megalodon.

Director: Jon Turteltaub | Stars: Jason Statham, Bingbing Li, Rainn Wilson, Cliff Curtis

Votes: 129,324 | Gross: $143.01M

40. Deep Blue Sea 2 (2018 Video)

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

A brilliant billionaire named Carl Durant is experimenting on bull sharks, which soon rebel to cause havoc for a group of scientists.

Director: Darin Scott | Stars: Danielle Savre, Rob Mayes, Michael Beach, Nathan Lynn

Votes: 4,836

41. 47 Meters Down: Uncaged (2019)

PG-13 | 90 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

43 Metascore

Four teen girls diving in a ruined underwater city quickly learn they've entered the territory of the deadliest shark species in the claustrophobic labyrinth of submerged caves.

Director: Johannes Roberts | Stars: Sophie Nélisse, Corinne Foxx, Brianne Tju, Sistine Rose Stallone

Votes: 11,142 | Gross: $21.11M



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